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Isaac HayesBest Of The Polydor Years ... CD
Polydor, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $2.99
Great later work by Isaac Hayes – working here in a post-Stax, post-ABC mode that has him forging a smooth soul sound that's really great! The Polydor years saw Ike extending the baroque style that he started on earlier work – taking it into a modern soul vein with strings, keyboards, and smooth production that had a lot of Philly soul touches. This 12 track set features some of Ike's best from the years – including winners like "Moonlight Lovin/Menage A Trois", "Out Of The Ghetto", "Lifetime Thing", "It's Heaven To Me", "Zeke The Freak", "Wherever You Are", "You Can't Hold Your Woman", "A Few More Kisses To Go", and "What Does It Take". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roy BuchananProphet – The Unreleased First Polydor Album (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic early solo project from guitarist Roy Buchanan – recorded for Polydor at the start of the 70s, but never issued at the time! We're not sure why the label slept on the set, as it's a searing little killer right from the start – done in a gritty mode that's far hipper than some of the other blues rock of the period – never that cliched, with some swampy elements, a few funky touches, and a strong hint of the farther-reaching modes that Buchanan would hit in later years. Roy sings, as does a young Charlie Daniels, who plays second guitar and also wrote many of the tracks – and the set also features some vocals from Joe DiGregorio, and keyboards from Bob Wilson. Titles include "Humbug Down On The River", "Billy Joe Young", "The Story Of Isaac", "Black Autumn", "Funky Junky", "There'll Always Be", "I Desire You", and "Pain". 2CD set also features a March 1971 session, and bonus tracks too – with titles that include "Roy's Bluz", "Shotgun", "Dual Soliloquy", "CC Rider (live)", "Down By The River (live)", "After Hours/The Messiah Will Come Again", and "Sweet Dreams". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
 
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Akaba Man & The Nigie RocketsQuota System ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1989. Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a peeled spot along the bottom.)

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Allman BrothersBrothers & Sisters ... CD
Polydor/BMG, 1973. Used ... $1.99
The Allman Brothers at their best – and a key 70s set that may well have the group working at their peak! All their best southern roots are firmly tied together here – not just the country-touched approach to rock that was the group's calling card, but also their ties to some of the Georgia soul scene as well – an element that really surfaces in some of the album's piano lines and rhythms, which really help underscore the depth of the tunes – and give the group a solid footing that's stronger than some of their more cliched contemporaries. These tunes hold up wonderfully over the years – and have a visionary approach that almost sparkles even more strongly here in the 21st Century than when we first started digging their sounds on radio back in the 70s. Titles include "Southbound", "Jessica", "Pony Boy", "Wasted Words", "Ramblin Man", "Come & Go Blues", and "Jelly Jelly". CD
(BMG music club pressing.)
Also available Brothers & Sisters ... CD 4.99

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Allman BrothersWipe The Windows, Check The Oil, Dollar Gas ... CD
Capricorn/Polydor, Early 70s. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Area Code 615Area Code 615 ... LP
Polydor, Early 70s. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine.)

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ArpadysArpadys ... LP
Polydor (France), 1977. Very Good- ... $33.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a sticker.)

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Roy AyersCoffy – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Polydor/Universal, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
What can we say? This is one of the greatest soul soundtracks ever! In a market that was dominated by the big-selling Shaft and Superfly albums, Roy slipped in this masterful blend of jazzy vibes and wah wah funk that's easily one of the best-composed records of the blacksploitation genre! The album's much more unified than your average funky soundtrack – and each track moves between styles that you'd hear on any of Roy's great albums from the time. There's heavy funk on the track "Brawling Broads", cool vibes and electric piano on "Aragon", off-beat jazz on "Coffy Sauna", and great soul on cuts like "Coffy Is The Color" and "Coffy Baby". Wonderful all the way through – and another jewel in the already-big crown of the great Roy Ayers! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Near Mint- ... $39.99
One of Roy Ayers' biggest albums ever – and also one of his deepest, too! The whole thing's an incredible album of mellow jazzy soul – and it shows Roy at the crossroads, perfecting his earlier funk style with a sweet mellow R&B edge, getting a bit slicker, but still staying on the righteous path, and opening up a whole new bag in soul music. There's a wonderful electric vibe running through the record – not just from Roy's vibes, but from the Fender Rhodes and Arp work by Phillip Woo – and the amazing energy of the rest of the group too. Features the landmark title cut – "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", one of those tunes that becomes more and more of a classic each year – plus spiritual numbers like "Third Eye" , "Keep on Walking", and "The Golden Rod". Very righteous, and with a cool dope jazzy groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with PRC etch. Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a small cutout notch, in fantastic shape otherwise!)

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✨✧ Roy AyersFever ... LP
Polydor, 1979. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A great little album by Roy Ayers – one that features none of his hits, which means lots of fresh material – and which has great examples of both sides of Roy's talents at the time! The dancefloor side of Roy kicks in with "Love Will Bring Us Back Together", an extremely catchy groover that's very much in the mode of "Running Away", with plenty of choppy funky riffs, and a good soul base at the core. Even better, though, is the mellow spacey side of Roy – which shows up wonderfully in the cuts "Is It Too Late To Try" and "If You Love Me" – two overlooked gems that float along in a perfect blend of jazz and modern soul, with great breathy vocals and vibes, very much in the spirit of stuff on the You Send Me album. Other cuts include "I Wanna Feel It", "Leo", "Take Me Out To The Ball Game", and "Simple & Sweet" – all nice too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear and a name in pen.)

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Roy AyersRunning Away (long, short) ... 12-inch
Polydor, 1977. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $13.99
Doobie-doo doobie-doo! One of the catchiest Roy Ayers dancefloor tracks ever – a bassy bumping thumper that wonderfully skirts the line between clubby and funky! The track's got female vocals singing along with the hook – all in a mode that's quite similar to the most uptempo work by Ramp – and the tune may well be best known for it's famous sample use by Tribe Called Quest on their classic "Description Of A Fool"! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Roy AyersVibrations ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Very Good+ ... $16.99
One of Roy Ayers' greatest albums of the 70s – a set that tightens up the groove from previous Polydor productions, yet still keeps all the soul intact! The record picks up the style begun with the Mystic Voyage album, and pushes it to some slightly tighter territory – a more focused Roy Ayers sound that's totally great, and which makes the album sparkle wonderfully throughout! All aspects of Roy's talents are perfectly balanced here – his warm vocals and jazzy vibes, his uptempo grooves and mellower rhythms – played to perfection by a hip lineup of players that includes Philip Woo on electric piano, Justo Almario on tenor sax, and Steve Cobb on drums. Edwin Birdsong guests a bit on the record – bringing in a nice edge to a few tunes – the album's got a really unique dark undercurrent, even in smoother moments – that subtle Roy Ayers' approach that's always made him one of our all-time favorite artists. Titles include the wonderful jazz-tinged "Searching", a great midtempo stepper that we really love; the funky break track "The Memory", a righteous number that feels like work from earlier records; the clubby classic "One Sweet Love to Remember"; and the sweet instrumental "Vibrations", which has a mellow kickback feel! Other tunes include "Higher", "Domelo (Give It To Me)", "Baby I Need Your Love", and "Better Days". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially unglued top seam.)

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Ray BarrettoLatino Con Soul ... CD
West Side Latino/Polydor, Mid 60s. Used ... $6.99
Killer material from the mid 60s – recorded for United Artists after Ray's initial watusi work for Tico – and in a similar style that has mixes together Ray's Charanga Moderna sound with some more boogaloo and Latin Soul numbers! The record's a key bridge between these two chapters of Ray's career – and shows that he was an early player in the change of the Latin sound of the 60s – hitting hard with a tight, young jazzy group on this excellent set! Titles include "Trompeta y Trombon", "Boogaloo Con Soul", "Do You Dig It?", "Fuego y Pa'Lante", "Happy Birthday Everybody", "El Picor", and "Bilongo". CD
(Out of print, CRC pressing. Traycard artwork has two creases.)

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Blind FaithBlind Faith (deluxe edition) ... CD
Polydor, 1969. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
One of the superest of the late 60s supergroups – with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker, and Rick Grech! Titles include "Had To Cry Today", "Presence Of The Lord", "Do What You Like", "Sea Of Joy", and "Well All Right". CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)

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Bossa RioBossa Rio (Japanese pressing) ... CD
A&M/Polydor (Japan), 1970. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A groovy bossa gem from the glory days of A&M Records – an ultra-hip group recorded with production by Sergio Mendes! The feel here is a lot like that of Brasil 66 – bossa rhythms, sunny CA instrumentation, and lovely female vocals – in this case sung singularly, by the lovely Gracinha Leporace – aka Mrs Mendes! Instrumentation is arguably even better than on Brasil 66 records – with wonderfully groovy organ lines from Manfredo Fest, who plays Lowrey organ instead of the usual Hammond. A really essential slice of bossa nova – and a record we'd never part with! Filled with wonderful tunes that include "Gentle Rain", "Up Up & Away", "Wave", "Do You Know The Way To San Jose", "Cacao do Sal", "Veleiro", "Saiupa", and "Nana". CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny BristolHang On In There Baby ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
The first solo album from Johnny Bristol – a genius soul talent who did a bunch of great work for Motown as a writer and arranger, breaking out here on his own! Like so many other behind-the-scenes talents from the late 60s, Johnny turned out to be an excellent soul artist in his own right – even though he only got to cut a rare few albums during the 70s – and this debut album already has him emerging straight away as a fully-formed talent! The vibe is a great mix of Detroit and California Motown – arranged by HB Barnum, and produced with a style that's tight, but still open and fluid too. Backings mix soulful strings with sweet harmonies – and lots of the tunes have a great 70s mellow soul groove. Titles include "Woman Woman", "I Got Your Number", "You & I", "It Don't Hurt No More", and the anthemic "Hang On In There Baby". CD
(Part of the Free Soul 20th Anniversary series!)

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James Brown20 All Time Greatest Hits! ... CD
Polydor, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $3.99
Not a classic from the early years of James Brown – but a later greatest hits package that's gone onto have legendary status – given all the key cuts it includes! Most numbers here are the shorter single versions – and together, they pack a hell of a punch – showing an especially strong focus on the best soul and funk years of the legendary Godfather Of Soul! Titles include "I Got You", "Sex Machine (part 1)", "I Got The Feelin", "Mother Popcorn (part 1)", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (part 1)", "Think", "Get Up Offa That Thing", "Hot Pants (part 1)", "Superbad (parts 1 & 2)", "Papa Don't Take No Mess (part 1)", "Payback", "Get On The Good Foot", and more! CD

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James BrownAin't That A Groove: 1966-1969 ... LP
Polydor, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An 80s collection of some of James' best King funk singles from the late 60's – with a monster set list that includes "I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me", "Don't Be A Drop Out", "Let Yourself Go", "Bring It Up", "Lickin Stick", "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose", "I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothin", and "Get It Together". Good notes, too, with staff and details on most cuts! LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownBest 1200 – Classic James Brown ... CD
Polydor (Japan), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
18 tracks. CD
(Out of print.)

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James BrownBest Of James Brown – 20 Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
Polydor, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Used ... $0.99
... CD

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James BrownBlack Caesar ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $33.99
James Brown gets even better than before – working here in the setting of a blacksploitation soundtracks – which makes the album a doubly funky outing from the 70s! James is a master throughout – beating Isaac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield at their own games – as he works with super-tight work from the JBs, plus a bit of vocals from Lyn Collins – all in a massive batch of tracks that further expand his funky palette! Unlike other blacksploitation soundtracks, which usually have one or two key funky tunes, this one's almost entirely overflowing with gems – including Lyn Collins on a version of "Mama Feelgood" that's worth the price of the record alone! The whole thing's great, though – and titles include the classic "Down & Out in New York City", plus "Blind Man Can See It", "Sportin' Life", "The Boss", "Dirty Harri", and "Chase". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo! Cover has a promo sticker, some wear, bent corners, and some marker and sticker remnants on front. Labels have radio station stamps.)

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James BrownBodyheat ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
An enduring classic from James Brown – quite possibly the strongest of his late 70s albums, and a record that nicely balances the harder funk of the early part of the decade with a more sophisticated style that almost gets slightly jazzy at times! The vocals are planted strongly at the top of most tunes – really calling out the shots and directing the rhythms – even though they seem tight enough to keep snapping along on their own – and also noteworthy are some of the mellower numbers on the set, which are almost more compelling than some of the groovers! Titles include "Bodyheat", "What The World Needs Now", "Don't Tell It", "Kiss In 77", "Woman", "Wake Up And Give", and "I'm Satisfied". CD
(Part of the Rare Groove Funk 1000 Best Collection!)
Also available Bodyheat (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 28.99

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James BrownBodyheat ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
An enduring classic from James Brown – quite possibly the strongest of his late 70s albums, and a record that nicely balances the harder funk of the early part of the decade with a more sophisticated style that almost gets slightly jazzy at times! The vocals are planted strongly at the top of most tunes – really calling out the shots and directing the rhythms – even though they seem tight enough to keep snapping along on their own – and also noteworthy are some of the mellower numbers on the set, which are almost more compelling than some of the groovers! Titles include "Bodyheat", "What The World Needs Now", "Don't Tell It", "Kiss In 77", "Woman", "Wake Up And Give", and "I'm Satisfied". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Bodyheat ... CD 13.99

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James BrownBodyheat (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1976. Used ... $28.99
An enduring classic from James Brown – quite possibly the strongest of his late 70s albums, and a record that nicely balances the harder funk of the early part of the decade with a more sophisticated style that almost gets slightly jazzy at times! The vocals are planted strongly at the top of most tunes – really calling out the shots and directing the rhythms – even though they seem tight enough to keep snapping along on their own – and also noteworthy are some of the mellower numbers on the set, which are almost more compelling than some of the groovers! Titles include "Bodyheat", "What The World Needs Now", "Don't Tell It", "Kiss In 77", "Woman", "Wake Up And Give", and "I'm Satisfied". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Also available Bodyheat ... CD 13.99

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James BrownFunky President – Very Best Of James Brown Vol 2 ... LP
Polydor (UK), 1960s/1970s. Very Good 2LP ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James BrownGet On The Good Foot (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor, 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A really great double-length set from James Brown – maybe slightly less iconic than some of his other classics from the early 70s, but a record that really shows the man stretching out and finding his groove! The whole thing is a great example of the new freedoms that Brown was experiencing away from King Records – and the approach not only recreates the mix of funk and soul that you'd find on Hell, but also echoes some of the People Records style to come too – in part because there's a few tracks that have the vibe of a funky 45, and also because James lets the newly-revived Hank Ballard com in and do a 5 minute recitation about how great James has been to his career. Titles include the long numbers "Funky Side Of Town" and "Please Please" – plus "Your Love Was Good For Me", "The Whole World Needs Liberation", "Nothing Beats A Try But A Fail", "My Part/Make It Funky (parts 3 & 4)", "I Got A Bag Of My Own", "Dirty Harri", "Recitation by Hank Ballard", "Ain't It A Groove", "I Know It's True", "Get On The Good Foot (parts 1 & 2)", and "Cold Sweat", in a new arrangement by Dave Matthews! LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownGet Up Offa That Thing ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
James Brown screams at the beginning of the record – "I'm Back! I'm Back!" – which is his proclamation that he was ready to take on a whole new generation of funk music – grooving with a new sound that was guaranteed to hit as big as it did in earlier years! The approach is a bit more uptempo than previous albums, but still never at all in a disco/club mode – and James really does strike a strong new chord with the groove here – stretching things out and cooking things up nicely. Rhythms are still quite sharp, although possibly not as dynamic as before – and titles include the great title medley of "Get Up Offa That Thing/Release The Pressure", plus "This Feeling", "Home Again", "I Refuse To Lose", and "Can't Take It With You". CD
(Part of the Rare Groove Funk 1000 Best Collection!)

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James BrownHey America ... CD
Polydor/Elemental (Spain), 1972. New Copy ... $14.99
A really fantastic album from James Brown – and an unusual one, too – as it was only ever issued overseas back in the early 70s! The album's got a title that's similar to one of James' Christmas albums, but it's a completely different record – kind of a condensation of some of his best funky moments from the start of the 70s – with a track list that's overflowing with hard funk killers! A good number of the tracks here are two-parters – showing Brown and the group stretching out in the way that the JBs would take even further in years to come – working through "Make It Funky (parts 1 & 2)", "My Part/Make It Funky (parts 3 & 4)", "I'm A Greedy Man (parts 1 & 2)", and "Hey America (parts 1 & 2)". The set also features the socking classic "Soul Power" – plus "Let It Be Me", "I Cried", and a 1967 live Apollo version of "Kansas City" – plus takes on "Let It Be Me" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" that later had applause added on the Super Bad album. CD
(Limited edition!)
Also available Hey America (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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James BrownHey America (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Elemental (Spain), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99
A really fantastic album from James Brown – and an unusual one, too – as it was only ever issued overseas back in the early 70s! The album's got a title that's similar to one of James' Christmas albums, but it's a completely different record – kind of a condensation of some of his best funky moments from the start of the 70s – with a track list that's overflowing with hard funk killers! A good number of the tracks here are two-parters – showing Brown and the group stretching out in the way that the JBs would take even further in years to come – working through "Make It Funky (parts 1 & 2)", "My Part/Make It Funky (parts 3 & 4)", "I'm A Greedy Man (parts 1 & 2)", and "Hey America (parts 1 & 2)". The set also features the socking classic "Soul Power" – plus "Let It Be Me", "I Cried", and a 1967 live Apollo version of "Kansas City" – plus takes on "Let It Be Me" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" that later had applause added on the Super Bad album. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
Also available Hey America ... CD 14.99

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James BrownI Got You (I Feel Good) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Polydor (Japan), 1966. Used ... $19.99
Quite possibly THE James Brown album of the mid 60s – a solid set of hard-grooving tracks, based around the monster title hit "I Got You (I Feel Good)"! The tune's one of those numbers that has been used a gajillion times over the years in commercials and promos – but which never sounds better than here, on James' original version – one of those cuts that never gets old! The hit's also nicely offset by a number of other more obscure numbers that make the album really worth tracking down – titles that include "I Can't Help It (I Just Do Do Do)", "Good Good Lovin", "I've Got Money", "Three Hearts In A Tangle", "You've Got The Power", and "Love Don't Love Nobody" – all on the rougher side of the JB spectrum. CD
(Out of print.)

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James BrownIn The Jungle Groove – Expanded & Remastered ... CD
Polydor, Early 70s/1986. Used ... $6.99
Massive – and one of the best James Brown compilations ever, filled with rare and unreleased material! This completely essential set features tracks pulled from James' best years ever – the mighty early 70s, when he was working with the JBs, and laying down tracks that would forever change the face of funk! The tunes on the album are right up there with the best work on classic albums like The Payback, Doin It To Death, Hot Pants, and any of the other killer Polydor funk albums by James – and most of them were pulled from sessions for those records, and brought together in this format for the first time in the late 80s. The centerpiece of the set is a 9 minute version of "Funky Drummer", and other highlights include new versions of "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose (remix)", "Soul Power (mono re-edit)", and "Talkin' Loud & Sayin' Nothin (remix)". The set's also got bonus beats of "Funky Drummer", a long single take of "Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants)" (8:42 minutes long!), and the nice rare track "I Got To Move" – previously unreleased, and nice and long! Plus, this new version features the previously unissued extended mix of "Blind Man Can See It". CD
(Out of print.)

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James BrownJam 1980s ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Very Good ... $6.99
At the end of the 70s, James was combatting the disco movement by forging his own brand of dancefloor music – a super-heavy fusion of straight-on funk, but with a more up-tempo twist and extended in a style to compete with some of the hit 12" singles being issued at the time. This album, although not classic material, is still a great example of James' talent for adaptation, and it features some nice long tracks – like "The Spank", "Nature", "Eyesight", and "Jam" – that still sound pretty good to us today. LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownLive At The Apollo (1962) (remastered & expanded) ... CD
Polydor, 1962. Used ... $2.99
A landmark album that forever changed the face of live recordings – and soul music too! As has been told and retold often, King records not only had the genius idea of bringing recording equipment into the Apollo Theater to catch James in a smoking live setting – the sort of show that really set his fans on fire – but they also went out of their way to record and re-record the audience, creating a wonderful interplay on the record between James and the crowd. The result is the stuff of legend – and the record's filled with loads of nice tracks like "I'll Go Crazy", "Try Me", "I Don't Mind", "Lost Someone", "Think", "Night Train", and the massive medley featuring "Please Please Please/You've Got The Power/I Found Someone/Why Do You Do Me/I Want You So Bad/I Love You Yes I Do/Strange Things Happen". This newly remastered edition features five bonus tracks/single mixes of original LP tracks! CD
(Out of print. Still sealed.)

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James BrownLove Power Peace – Live At The Olympia Paris 1971 ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A lost treasure from James Brown & The JBs – a vintage live performance from the early 70s, and one that captures the group at the height of their powers! The format here is very similar to the excellent Revolution Of The Mind set – a totally funky, totally righteous live performance that has James and the group even more energized than in the studio – working with the kind of razor-sharp intensity that made them a legendary funk act – leaping from tune to tune with nary a break at all! Bobby Byrd acts as the MC, and joins James for a bit of vocals – and the group at this point still includes Bootsy Collins on bass, plus loads of great guitar from Catfish Collins, and Fred Wesley on trombone and Jabo Starks on drums. Dave Matthews handled some of the arrangements – and titles include "Soul Power", "Sex Machine", "Bewildered", "It's A New Day", "Ain't It Funky Now", "Brother Rapp", "Super Bad", "Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose", and "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag/I Got You/I Got The Feelin". CD
(Part of the JB & Funk 1000 Best Collection!)

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James BrownMotherlode – Unreleased Original Recordings (Expanded & Remastered) ... CD
Polydor, Early 70s. Used ... $8.99
One of the greatest albums ever from James Brown – even if it wasn't issued during his classic run of funk records in the early 70s! Yet the material here is all from that time – recorded by Polydor when James and the JBs were completely kicking ass in the studio – turning out these monstrous longform funk jams that often gave up too much material to fit on all of his albums – which makes this package an overdue dip into the vaults to rescue some of those treasures! The package first saw the light of day in 1988 – at a time when the genius of James was being rediscovered by younger hip hoppers and DJs – and the set is a love letter to all that James had to offer that scene – with gems that include the lost soul classic "She's The One", a duet with Bobby Byrd called "Since You Been Gone", a live version of "There It Is", an untitled instrumental and another instrumental one called "Funk Bomb" – plus a huge long 9 minute version of the great "People Get Up & Drive Your Funky Soul" from Slaughter's Big Ripoff, and the cuts "Say It Loud & Live", and "Baby Here I Come". Plus, this expanded version also features a 7 minute version of "I Got Ants In My Pants", the track "You've Changed", and a 12 minute alternate mix of "Bodyheat". CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ James BrownMutha's Nature ... LP
Polydor, 1977. Very Good ... $16.99
A fantastic late 70s album from James Brown – maybe one of his last true classics of the decade! The vibe's shifted a bit since the Payback era, but the sound is still totally great – as James is working closely here with Charles Sherrell (aka Sweet Charles) – in a style that's slightly different than his work with Fred Wesley or Maceo, but no less funky overall! There's still loads of sharp angles and gritty elements in the grooves – and titles include the tasty cut "If You Don't Give a Doggone About It", done with the JBs, one that has a nice choppy "Doin It To Death" sort of groove – plus "People Who Criticize", "Give Me Some Skin", "Have A Happy Day", "Bessie", "Summertime", "People Wake Up & Live", and "Take Me Higher & Groove Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear on the spine.)

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James BrownPayback ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $49.99
A masterpiece of funky soul – and one of the greatest albums of the early 70s! It all comes together on this one – funk, soul, politics, and production – and the record is still one of the clearest examples of James Brown's genius that you'll ever find! Recorded during the same sessions as the JBs album Damn Right I Am Somebody – Payback has the group backing James with amazing intensity, playing on and on for very long stretches, improvising jams that perfectly match the vocals, which are often as improvised as the music. The most famous example of this style at work is "The Payback", which begins with a simple head arrangement, then has James riffing off on politics and power, letting the band come in at just the right moment, dropping solos that are still some of the best ever recorded on a funk album. The rest of the album's equally great, and even though most tracks run close to 10 minutes, and the album's a 2LP set, most of the material stays fresher than any 3 minute funk record we've ever heard. Some tracks are separated by these cool voices that rise up as seques – and titles include "Stone To The Bone", "Mind Power", "Take Some Leave Some", and "Shoot Your Shot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Sterling stamp. NOTE – Cover is stained and wrinkled on the bottom 4 inches, with a cut corner and some splitting in the top seam.)

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James BrownReality ... LP
Polydor, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of the last great albums from James Brown! Not as totally sublime as Payback or some of the others from the 70s – but James is still working here with Fred Wesley and Dave Matthews – and many of the cuts retain the funk of a few years past. Case in point is the sublime "Funky President" – a super-dope track that mixes politics and funk, and which is one of our favorite James Brown tracks from the 70s. Other cuts include "All For One", "Check Your Body", "Reality", and "Further Up The Road". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James BrownReality ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of the last great albums from James Brown! Not as totally sublime as Payback or some of the others from the 70s – but James is still working here with Fred Wesley and Dave Matthews – and many of the cuts retain the funk of a few years past. Case in point is the sublime "Funky President" – a super-dope track that mixes politics and funk, and which is one of our favorite James Brown tracks from the 70s. Other cuts include "All For One", "Check Your Body", "Reality", and "Further Up The Road". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)
Also available Reality ... LP 11.99

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James BrownRevolution Of The Mind ... LP
Polydor, 1971. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
An amazing double-live album that's to concert records what James Brown's Payback was to the sound of studio funk! Like that classic, this is a double-length 2LP set that really has James and the JBs stretching out and doing their thing – working here in a setting that's supposed to be the "part 3" to the famous Live At The Apollo albums – but with a vibe that really shows the different spirit of the Godfather in the 70s! The JBs are wonderful – really showing their chops here, in a way that maybe even blows the tightness of the previous James Brown Band to pieces – as the long tracks allow for plenty of solos, rhythm changes, and monstrous moments of soul from James. Brown also opens up with some cool bad-rapping moments, too – and titles include "It's A New Day So Let A Man Come In & Do The Popcorn", "Get Up Get Into It Get Involved", "Super Bad", "Sex Machine", "Escape-Ism", "Make It Funky", "Hot Pants", "Soul Power", and "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some splitting and a cut corner.)

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James BrownSay It Live & Loud – Live In Dallas 1968 (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Polydor, 1968. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 34.99
An amazing James Brown live set from the crucial year of 1968 – the show that marked the debut of "Say It Loud I'm Black & I'm Proud" – a cut that would become an anthem for much of America in the years to come! The feel here is somewhat similar to Brown's famous Boston show of the same year – a mix of blistering uptempo funk tracks, played by the band at a clip that's even faster than their studio sides, mixed with a few more stripped-down, personal cuts that feature James getting a bit more intimate with the audience. The production quality of the set is wonderful – and it leaves in all the hip spoken bits between tracks, really preserving the liveness of the concert, and packaging the whole thing with some great notes and photos too! Titles include "I Guess I'll Have To Cry Cry Cry", "Say It Loud", "If I Ruled The World", "There Was A Time", "Maybe The Last Time", "I Got The Feeling", "Cold Sweat", "Please Please Please", "Tighten Up", "Licking Stick", and lots more! LP version features two unreleased bonus tracks – "That's Life" and "The Popcorn". LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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James BrownSex Machine ... CD
Polydor, 1970. Used ... $2.99
James Brown cooking it live – recorded (as the cover says) "at home in Augusta, Georgia with his bad self"! The groove here is a nice extension of earlier Apollo modes – one that shows the increasing funkiness of the James Brown Band, captured with a raw power that few other groups could match – in a style that really paves the way for the James Brown/JBs sound of the 70s – with long tracks, and some killer fast versions of some of the best funky cuts from the late King Records years! The set includes a smoking 10 minute version of "Sex Machine" –plus other groovers like "I Got the Feeling", "Mother Popcorn", "Licking Stick", and a great version of "I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing". CD
Also available Sex Machine (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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James BrownSho Is Funky Down Here (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Polydor/Now Again, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99
A legendary bit of fuzzy funk from James Brown – an important collaboration with the mighty Dave Matthews, who brings a more tripped-out feel to the record than some of James' other King sessions of the time! Matthews adds in lots of psych-influenced guitar – used very different than the scratching riffs of the other JB material of the late 60s – in ways that almost make the record a second chapter to Dave's Grodeck Whipperjenny album – a gritty blend of funk, soul, and psych – all with some nice touches by the James Brown Band! All tracks are co-written by Brown and Matthews, and all are instrumental – and titles include "Can Mind", "Don't Mind", "Bob Scoward", and "Just Enough Room for Storage". LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownSlaughter's Big Rip-Off ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Easily one of the funkiest albums that James Brown ever recorded – and one of his few entries into the blacksploitation genre of the 70s! James really outdid himself for this one – working at a hard burning pace that had the JBs cooking up some killer funk for just about every number in the set – and which also has James himself stepping out vocally for a few key tracks. The album features the massive groover "People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul" – a slamming track that beats nearly every number in the JB 70s catalog – plus other cuts that include "To My Brother", "Brother Rapp", "Sexy Sexy Sexy", "Slaughter Theme", "Transmogrification", "King Slaughter", and "How Long Can I Keep It Up". CD
(Part of the Rare Groove Funk 1000 Best Collection!)

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✨✧ James BrownSlaughter's Big Rip-Off ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Easily one of the funkiest albums that James Brown ever recorded – and one of his few entries into the blacksploitation genre of the 70s! James really outdid himself for this one – working at a hard burning pace that had the JBs cooking up some killer funk for just about every number in the set – and which also has James himself stepping out vocally for a few key tracks. The album features the massive groover "People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul" – a slamming track that beats nearly every number in the JB 70s catalog – plus other cuts that include "To My Brother", "Brother Rapp", "Sexy Sexy Sexy", "Slaughter Theme", "Transmogrification", "King Slaughter", and "How Long Can I Keep It Up". LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownThere It Is ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Raw power and righteous energy from James Brown – a set that still has all the best funk elements of his longer-form albums of the time, but which also packs an even stronger political message too! The vibe of the record is clear from the image on the cover – the most powerful since Payback – and James is even more focused in the lyrics, which bite harder than some of his other commentary of the period – while still allowing the JBs plenty of room to serve up some heavy funk in the process! Titles include the classics "Public Enemy #1" and "King Heroin", both hard soul political tracks – and the funkier side of The Godfather is represented by the killer cuts "Talkin Loud & Sayin Nothing" and James own version of "I Need Help" (which was also recorded by Bobby Byrd). The album also includes a great duet with Vicki Anderson on "Who Am I", the excellent title cut "There It Is", and a surprisingly nice version of "Never Can Say Goodbye" – as well as the single "I'm A Greedy Man". CD
(Part of the Rare Groove Funk 1000 Best Collection!)

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Roy BuchananLive Stock ... CD
Polydor, 1975. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Roy BuchananRoy Buchanan ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Roy BuchananStreet Called Straight (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $19.99
A bluesy classic from Roy Buchanan – and a record that states his mighty guitar powers right from the very first note! In fact, although Roy sings on the record, it's the guitar that's probably the main attraction here – and the instrument often comes off first on most tunes, setting a rich current that's complemented by the vocals in ways that sometimes remind us of swamp rock modes from the late 60s – and at others which have the changes that were shifting in blues rock during the mid 70s. titles include "If Six Was Nine", "Running Out", "Man On The Floor", "Keep What You Got", "Caruso", "Okay", and "Guitar Cadenza". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Buckingham NicksBuckingham Nicks ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
The pre-Fleetwood Mac LP that Lindsay Buckingham & Stevie Nicks recorded. Ten tracks, including "Don't Let Me Down Again", "Crying In The Night", "Lola (My Love)", "Races Are Run", "Frozen Love", and an early version of "Crystal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold pressing, with Sterling stamp. Cover has staining and waviness on the bottom left corner.)

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Uri CaineSphere Music ... CD
JMT/Polydor (Japan), 1992. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Sphere Music ... CD 2.99

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Erasmo CarlosMulher ... LP
Polydor (Brazil), 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Vinette Carroll/Alex BradfordDon't Bother Me I Can't Cope ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Sealed ... $4.99
Pretty righteous stuff – with some vocals from Alex Bradford and other gospel singers – on cuts that nicely skirt the secular and spiritual! Produced by Jerry Ragovoy, with titles that include "Love Power", "I Gotta Keep Movin", "Good Vibrations", "Fighting For Pharoah", and "So Little Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is aged. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Cat Mother & The All Night News BoysStreet Giveth & The Street Taketh Away ... CD
Polydor, 1968. Used ... $11.99
A legendary batch of funky rock tracks – noteworthy not only for production by Jimi Hendrix, but also for the group's insanely great groove! There's a bluesy undercurrent here, but sharpened much more strongly for the funk generation – which takes Cat Mother way past contemporaries like Canned Heat or The Steve Miller Band – yet also still has the gritty power of both of those groups. Jimi's production is surprisingly great – fused tightly at times, in ways that almost preface some modes that bigger acts would take rootsy sounds in the 70s, but much more revolutionary here. The set's worth it alone for the trippy instrumental jam "Track In A", and other tracks include "Can You Dance To It", "Marie", "How I Spent My Summer", "Bramble Bush", "Boston Burglar", and "Favors". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eric Clapton24 Nights – Recorded Live At The Royal Albert Hall ... CD
Polydor/Universal, 1990/1991. Used 2 CDs ... $1.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Eric ClaptonAt His Best ... LP
Polydor, Early 70s. Very Good 2LP ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In fold-over cover, with wear and aging.)

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Eric ClaptonBackless ... CD
Polydor, 1978. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(CRC pressing.)

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Chick CoreaMad Hatter ... LP
Polydor, 1977. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A goofy cover, and a tribute to Alice In Wonderland, but a nice little record – one that has Chick Corea playing a wide variety of keyboards next to acoustic piano – coming up with a sound that's sometimes cosmic, sometimes spacious, but always a lot more creative than most of his contemporaries! The album's got a bit of a high concept feel – as strings and larger arrangements sometimes slide into the mix – and all compositions, arrangements, and production were handled by Chick. And just when things seem as if they might get a bit too arty, tunes slide back into a more straightforward jazzy mode – keeping some of the best Corea elements in place over the course of the record. Other players include Herbie Hancock, John Thomas, Harvey Mason, and Joe Farrell – and Gayle Moran sings a bit on the record. Titles include "Dear Alice", "The Woods", "Rhapsody", "The Mad Hatter", "Falling Alice", and "Humpty Dumpty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve.)

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Chick CoreaMad Hatter Rhapsody/Humpty Dumpty/Falling Alice/The Woods ... 12-inch
Polydor, 1978. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $5.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Cover has light wear.)

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Chick CoreaMy Spanish Heart ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Given that Chick Corea first got his start working in the New York Latin scene back in the 60s, the album's a bit of a return to his roots – even if the general theme here is Spanish, and not Afro-Cuban! The Corea Spanish Heart here is cast in some darker, more contemplative tones than more traditional Latin sides – but it borrows a wonderful array of modes from genres past – including bits of strings, percussion, and an overall more ambitious approach that sometimes shows up in Chick's piano work, or in the general construction of the tunes. The double-length set features a wide variety of Spanish-influenced numbers – played by Corea on acoustic piano and a variety of keyboards, with other players who include Don Alias, Jean Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke, and Steve Gadd. Titles inclu de "Love Castle", "The Gardens", "Night Streets", "The Hilltop", "Armando's Rhumba", "Prelude To El Bozo", "Spanish Fantasy", and "My Spanish Heart". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chick CoreaSecret Agent ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CreamHeavy Cream ... LP
Polydor, Late 60s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the envelope style cover – with light wear and aging.)

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Celia CruzBoleros ... CD
Polydor, 1993. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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DartsIt's Raining (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Polydor, 1978. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Polydor sleeve.)

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Derek & The DominosLayla & Other Assorted Love Songs (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1970. Used Gatefold ... $19.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lee DorseyYes We Can (180 gram green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Massive work by Lee Dorsey – recorded years after his classics in the 60s, and even funkier overall! Lee's really cooking on all burners here – working with the production team of Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn, and getting some incredible backing from The Meters – who are at the height of their powers during this period! In a way, the set's one of the ultimate New Orleans sessions of the 70s – a culmination of all the best elements that were percolating together in the 60s indie underground, simmered together perfectly in a tighter 70s Polygram funk mode! Includes the massive original version of "Yes We Can" – way better than any of the subsequent cover versions – plus great takes on"Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further", "Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley", "Gator Tail", "Tears Tears & More Tears", "When The Bill's Paid", and "Occapella". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered, limited edition of 1000 – on 180 gram green vinyl!)

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Agostinho Dos SantosUma Voz E Seus Successos ... LP
Polydor (Brazil), Early 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Features orchestrations from Simonetti and Waldemiro Lemke – and title sinclude "O Amor Nao Tem Juizo", "Chove La Fora", "So Voce", "Tres Marias", "Triste A Recordar", "Minha Oracao", and "Faz Mal Pra Mim". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split bottom seam, splitting on the top, and tape marks around the edges.)

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Barry DransfieldBarry Dransfield ... LP
Polydor (UK), 1972. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent Spanish reissue on Guerssen.)

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801 (Phil Manzanera/Brian Eno)801 Live ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Very Good ... $9.99
A brilliant post-Roxy Music project – odd rhythms from Phil Manzanera, Fender Rhodes from Francis Monkman, and some great electronics, tapes, and vocals from Brian Eno! Includes versions of "Third Uncle", "Miss Shapiro", "Baby's On Fire", and "Sombre Reptiles". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Georgie Fame & The Blue FlamesFame At Last (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1964. Used ... $14.99
Fame at last – and well-deserved fame too, because young Georgie's working here in a style that's unlike anybody else! The album's a brilliant mix of jazz, soul, and R&B – all filtered through a mod sort of London freshness, as early proof that the city could always take some great things from our own musical roots, and feed it back to us with a whole new flavor! Georgie's no copycat here, though – and the sound is instantly Fame-like – a style that's really not the sort that any Americans were doing at the time, and certainly never this well. Hard-burning Hammond colors most of the tunes here – played with a tightly vamping quality – but it's Georgie's charmingly crackling vocals that really win us over! Titles include "Gimme That Wine", "Pink Champagne", "Monkeying Around", "Green Onions", "Let The Sunshine In", "Get On The Right Track Baby", "I'm In The Mood For Love", and "I Love The Life I Live". CD also features 9 more bonus tracks – including "Yeh Yeh", "Preach & Teach", "Tom Hark Goes Blue Beat", "Madness", "Bend A Little", "Do Re Mi", and "One Whole Year Baby". CD
(SHM-CD pressing, includes obi.)

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Fat MattressFat Mattress (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Esoteric (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the better moments of the underground scene on Polydor at the end of the 60s – a pretty cool little group led by Noel Redding! There's a few slightly soulful moments on the set that make it nicely appealing to our ears – a bit hippy dippy to be sure, but with some nice drums, good production, and even some guest flute by the legendary Chris Wood. Jimi's shadow will always blot out the excellence of the other members of The Experience, and Fat Mattress is shows had more to offer than outside the harder edged realms of rock. Titles include "Mr Moonshine", "All Night Drinker", "Petrol Pump Assistant", "How Can I Live", "Everything's Blue", and "Bright New Way". This CD edition from Esoteric includes 8 bonus tracks, including rare singles and session tracks: "Naturally", "Iridescent Butterfly", "Magic Forecst", "Little Girl In White", "Eric The Red", "and more. CD

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Robert FrippFour From Exposure ... 12-inch
Polydor, 1979. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $4.99
Promo EP including "You Burn Me Up I'm A Cigarette", "Breathless", "Exposure", and "Here Comes The Flood". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Robert FrippLeague Of Gentlemen ... LP
Polydor, 1981. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Frippertronic frenzy – with some amazing guitar lines, mixed with organ, bass, and drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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Gloria GaynorGloria Gaynor's Park Avenue Sound ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
An overlooked groover from Gloria Gaynor – warm, wonderful, and filled with some great Philly touches! Sure, the record's got a Park Avenue address, but it's also got some great arrangements from Norman Harris, Jack Faith, and Ron Kersey – all of whom bring in a bit more warmth than on other Gaynor records, and wrap up her vocals in a sweetly gliding sound! This approach is heard to classic effect on the sublime "This Love Affair" – worth the price of the record alone – but it also keeps on going nicely through a set list that includes "Part Time Love", "For The First Time In My Life", "You're All I Need To Get By", "After The Lovin", and "Kidnapped". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Gloria GaynorI Will Survive – The Anthology ... CD
Polydor, 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Gloria GaynorLove Tracks ... LP
Polydor, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
THE lasting classic from Gloria Gaynor – the record that contains her tremendous hit "I Will Survive", and a great batch of disco grooves overall! The album's got a simple, honest sort of approach, despite its release in an era of overblown dancefloor sets – and arranger Freddie Perren does a great job of balancing all the elements here – hitting strong on the rhythms, but mixing in bits of strings from Gene Page and others – all in a sound that's round, warm, and surprisingly soulful, despite the big crossover fame of the hit on the record. In addition to a nice long take of "I Will Survive", other tracks include "Anybody Wanna Party?", "Please, Be There", "I Said Yes", and "You Can Exit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Gloria GaynorStories ... LP
Polydor, 1980. Very Good ... $0.99
In the post-disco years, Gloria proves that she was more than just a throwaway diva – and sings a nice batch of semi-soulful tracks, with arrangements by Freddie Perren. Freddie wrote most of the cuts, and the overall sound is kind of up-tempo positive soul. Titles include "Ain't No Bigger Fool", "On A Diet Of You", "Lock Me Up", "Make Me Yours", and "All My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Get Set VOPBlack On Black (all star mix extended, inst, drummapella, right on mix extended, voicement mix, dreaded mix)/Open Letter To The Black Woman ... 12-inch
Polydor, 1994. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Alex Harvey & His Soul BandAlex Harvey & His Soul Band (aka Shout) ... CD
Polydor/Bear Family (Germany), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99 24.99
The lost second album from the young Alex Harvey and his Soul Band – a group who really live up to their name, and really take off with even more frenzy than on their debut! There's maybe a stronger blues rock punch here – of the sort that Harvey would be known for by the end of the 60s – but the tunes are also short, and more soul-based overall – yet manage to have more than enough space for some fantastic freakouts on tenor and guitar! Harvey's already a hell of a singer at this point, and along with the amazing instrumentation of the group, even familiar numbers are really transformed. Titles include "Ten A Penny", "Canoe Song", "You Ain't No Good To Me", "Sticks & Stones", "Shout", "Long Long Gone", and "Take Out Some Insurance On Me Baby" – plus a version of "Shakin All Over" that may well blow away The Who Live At Leeds! CD has 20 tracks in all – and may have some bonus tracks not on the original album. CD

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Isaac HayesNew Horizon ... LP
Polydor, 1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Great later work by Isaac Hayes – working here in a post-Stax, post-ABC mode that has him forging a smooth soul sound that's really great! The album's not disco, but more of an extension of Ike's baroque approach to arranging – with subtle use of strings and keyboards, in a real Philly soul way. Not surprisingly, the album was recorded at Sigma Sound – which you can hear especially in the massive groover "Moonlight Lovin' (Menage a Trois)", a great long deep groove soul track that builds and builds over the course of 10 minutes. It's a great one, and worth the price of the album alone – but you also get the tracks "Out of The Ghetto", "It's Heaven To Me", and "Don't Take Your Love Away"! LP, Vinyl record album

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HelloHello Again (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/7T's (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Hello have cleaned up their look a bit from previous records, but they're still hitting hard in that glam-inspired groove we love so much! Guitars are fuzzy, the vocals flanged-out too, and even though the rhythms are tight, there's a spooky sort of mid-70s pop vibe going on overall – an undercurrent of nastiness that hides beneath the group's power pop look and catchy tune hooks. Production is relatively simple too – somewhat smoother than before, but still with more than enough rough edges in the right parts. Titles include "99 Ways", "Back Seat Talking", "The Cat Is Wild", "You Shot Me Down", "Oh Caroline", "How To Survive The Night", "Walking Midnight", "Elenore", and "Hi Ho Silver Lining". CD also features 8 more bonus tracks that include "Good Old USA", "Too Much Hesitating", "Night Watcher", "One By One", and "You Got Class Babe". CD

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Jimi HendrixIsle Of Wight ... LP
Polydor (UK), 1970. Very Good ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s UK pressing. Cover has light surface wear.)
Also available Isle Of Wight (Japanese pressing) ... CD 24.99

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Jimi HendrixIsle Of Wight (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1970. Used ... $24.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Isle Of Wight ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Jimi HendrixKiss The Sky ... CD
Polydor (Germany), Late 60s. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimi HendrixLive Isle Of Wight '70 ... CD
Polydor (UK), 1970. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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James Iroha & The MasqueradesIf Man Buy Pant For Woman ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), Very Good- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Coiver has heavy wear, stains ink stamps and splitting seams held by staples.)

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LaToya JacksonMy Special Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Cherry Pop (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $12.99
Long before Janet Jackson hit the spotlight, sister LaToya was the leading female star of the Jackson family – really stepping out with a great sort of sound on an early record like this! LaToya works with warm production from Ollie Jackson – an early 80s groovemeister who was doing great things to help people push past the sound of disco from a few years before – including picking up a few beats from the streets, which he uses nicely here to help Jackson advance her sound! The music has some poppy currents at times – no surprise for any member of the family – but LaToya also slinks out with her own nicely soulful take on the lyrics, making the record one of the real standouts in her catalog. Titles include "Stay The Night", "Fill You Up", "Giving You Up", "Love Song", "Summertime With You", "Love Song", and "I Don't Want You To Go". CD features bonus tracks – "Stay The Night (special maxi version)", plus 7" versions of "If You Feel The Funk", "Are You Ready", "Stay The Night", "I Don't Want You To Go", and "Love song". CD

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JamAll Mod Cons ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Sealed ... $11.99
Did power pop ever get any more perfect than this? It's hard to think so – and more than 25 years later, this album's got a raw power that's still undeniable! The album features The Jam at their early best – still with the rougher punky edges firmly in place, but also able to bring in some of the more soulful touches that would really dominate Paul Weller's career in later years. The group kicks it hard with tunes that include "Billy Hunt", "A Bomb In Wardour Street", "Down In The Tube Station At Midnight", "Mr Clean", and a great cover of "David Watts" – then surprises us even more with the beautifully gentle tune "English Rose". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent EU pressing on 180 gram vinyl.)

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JamBitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow) EP ... 12-inch
Polydor, 1982. Very Good (pic cover)... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Dutch pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear and partially unglued seams.)

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Jean Michel JarreZoolookologie (single remix)/Ethnicolor II/Oxygene (part 4 & 6) ... 7-inch
Polydor (UK), 1984. Near Mint- 2x7" Gatefold (pic cover)... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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JBsDoing It To Death ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
An incredible album – a landmark piece of funk that nobody should be without, funk fan or not! The album is the second to feature James Brown's famous backing combo of the early 70s – and unlike their first one, which was really more of a collection of singles, this album has the group playing hard, long, and loud, in the free funk improvisational mode that was James' real contribution to the music at the time. The tracks are all incredibly long, with James at the forefront, egging the band on with shouts and comments – but also letting them open up large instrumentally, playing in a mode that's as much jazz as it is funky soul. The whole thing's peppered with some nice shorter segues between tracks – but the long cuts are the winners, and are some of the best funk ever recorded! Titles include "Mo Peas", "Doing It To Death", "La Di Da La Di Day", "You Can Have Watergate, Just Gimme Some Bucks & I'll Be Straight", and "Sucker". CD
(Part of the Rare Groove Funk 1000 Best Collection!)
Also available Doing It To Death ... LP 24.99

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Elton JohnRare Masters ... CD
Chronicles/Polydor, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2CD ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print BMG direct pressing – includes slipcase and large booklet.)

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Gunter Kallmann ChoirKallman Choir Originals Vol 1 – Elisabeth Serenade/Serenade Im Schlosspark ... CD
Polydor/Verve (Germany), 1962/1964. Used ... $5.99
Dreamy vocals from the Gunter Kallmann Choir – two early albums back to back on a single CD! Elisabeth Serenade has the mixed male/female ensemble taking on a host of tunes that sometimes have traditional roots, other times are more contemporary German numbers – but still a bit different than the groovier songs they'd cut later in the 60s. Arrangements are by Kurt Edelhagen and Werner Twardy – and while the vocals are pretty straightforward, they do have a wonderfully lush vibe that prefigures the sound of later groups like Singer Unlimited. Titles include "La Montanara", "Serenade Aus Die Millionen Des Harlekin", "Traum Melodie", "Elisabeth Serenade", and "Bei Walzermusik". Serenade In Schlosspark is a batch of tunes set in a castle garden – served up with a slightly regal feel in the arrangements, in ways that almost have the Gunter Kallman ensemble singing with an even more heavenly sound than usual! A few numbers have playful melodies, with almost some Alpine touches – while others are more staid – and titles include "Indian Song", "Kerzen Serenade", "Liebe Die Nie Vergeht", "Tiritomba", "Wiegenlied", and "Concerto D'Amour". CD

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Pete Lancaster & The UpsettersRhythm & Blues Show ... LP
Polydor (Germany), Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $39.99
A very cool mix of rock, blues, and soul – similar to some of the bigger mod names from the UK scene of the 60s! Titles include "Teardrops", "Searchin For Love", and "Baby Baby Baby" – all originals by Pete – plus versions of "One Night", "Monkey Time", "Stupidity", "I Like It Like That", and "Mary Ann". LP, Vinyl record album

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Edu Lobo & Tom JobimEdu & Tom ... CD
Polydor (Brazil), 1981. New Copy ... $9.99
An incredible later meeting by two of the most sophisticated musical talents of the bossa generation – and a record that's done in the same intimate, spare setting as Jobim's meeting with Elis Regina a few years before! Production is by bossa legend Aloysio De Oliveira – and the sound is relatively clean and simple – often just a bit of piano, guitar, and percussion behind the up-close and personal vocals of the tunes. Lobo & Jobim sing together on most of the record – in a double-voiced style that's almost a bit like that used on Jobim's incredible Matita Pere record from the 70s. Edu sings solo on "Chovendo Na Roseira", Tom sings solo on "Angela" – and the pair duet on the tracks "Canto Triste", "Vento Bravo", "Moto Continuo", "Pra Dizer Adeus", "Ai Quem Me Dera", and "Luiza". CD

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LTDShine On ... CD
A&M/Polydor (Japan), 1980. Used ... $7.99
Massively solid boogie work from Jeffrey Osborne and LTD – still grooving beautifully at the end of the 70s, and working here with top-shelf production from Bobby Martin! The set's got that buoyant LTD groove that was a perfect foil for Osborne's soaring vocals – a sound that never fell into the cliches of some of Osborne's later solo work, and which was a perfect match between ensemble funk, dancefloor rhythms, and the charisma of a strong lead singer. There's a few smoother ballads on the set that point the way towards later years, but the bulk of the set is very much in the group's best boogie mode – and titles include "You Gave Me Love", "Lovers Everywhere", "Don'tcha Know", "Shine On", "Where Did We Go Wrong", "Getaway" and "Lady Love". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Shine On ... CD 9.99

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Tim MaiaO Melhor De Tim Maia – Vou Pedir Pra Voce Voltar ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Brazil), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
A nice 14 track sampler of the best work by Brazilian soul singer Tim Maia from the early 1970s through the early 1980s. Unlike many other Brazilian singers Maia's style has a lot of US soul influences in it, especially as he moves more into his modern soul work of the early 80s. The sound is certainly different than the majority other Brazilian titles we stock from the same era, but it's also unique from US soul music, though you can certainly here how Maia's taken a lot of the influences from that music, and turned them into his own crazy style of Brazilian pop. Titles include the tracks "Gostava Tanto De Voce", "Voce", "A Festa Do Santo Reis", "Primavera", "Azul Da Cor Do Mar", "Reu Confesso", and "Eu Amo Voce". CD

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Tim MaiaTim Maia (1970) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor (Brazil), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 39.99
The incredible first album by Tim Maia – Brazil's greatest soul star in the 70s, and for good reason too – given that Tim was one of the few who could match the depth of American soul and funk at the time! Yet the music here is way more than just a Brazilian version of American soul – as Tim brings in some rootsier elements from local musical styles, and even some of the trippier elements that were running through Brazilian music in the wake of Tropicalia – all to make for this heady brew of sounds that's completely unique, and completely wonderful all the way through! There's plenty of tracks here that would fit well alongside both familiar soul, and the modes of funky artists like Marcos Valle at the time – and the set also features work on guitar and backup vocals by Cassiano, who'd soon go onto become a Brazilian soul star on his own. Titles include the break-heavy "Padre Cicero" and "Voce Fingiu" – plus "Tributo A Booker Pittman", "Cristina No 2", "Jurema", "Flamengo", "Corone Antonio Bento", and "Primavera". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful heavy vinyl pressing – with lyric insert!)

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Tim MaiaTim Maia (1973) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Polysom (Brazil), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 39.99
A great step forward for the legendary Tim Maia – working here in a style that's even tighter and more sophisticated than before – yet still equally filled with funk and soul! The arrangements are a bit bigger than before, and the production a bit more professional – but that change only brings Tim into even more heavenly soul territory – with a mix of grooves and strings that lays somewhere between the best early 70s work on labels like Curtom or Motown! Tim's got a new sense of majesty on the album – and also sings in English in a few spots – at a level that makes us wonder why he was never able to crack the American soul market at the time. An essential record from the man who brought American soul music to Brazil – with tracks that include "Over Again", "New Love", "O Balanco", "Reu Confesso", "Preciso Ser Amado", "Amores", and "Do Your Thing Behave Yourself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful heavy vinyl pressing – with lyric insert!)

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MandrillJust Outside Of Town ... CD
Polydor/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Really tremendous work from Mandrill – an instant funky classic, and a set that has the group furthering the sublime sound they crafted on their seminal Composite Truth! The record has all these wonderful twists and turns – not just the usual 70s funky styles, but inflections from a globe's worth of influences – all filtered down and used here in fresh new ways to really keep the sound interesting – with a tightness that's never slick, and which instead has this really visionary approach that may well top some of Mandrill's higher-charting contemporaries! Instrumentation has plenty of jazz inflections, which really keeps things interesting – and the percussion has so many different styles going on, it's hard to keep track! Titles include the massive sample cut "Fat City Strut" – plus "Never Die", "Two Sisters Of Mystery", "She Ain't Lookin Too Tough", "Interlude", "Mango Meat", "Afrikus Retrospectus", and "Aspiration Flame". CD
 
 
 



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