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Precious Lo'sToo Cool For Love ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $6.99
Sweet electro soul from the Precious Lo's – a duo who have a great stripped-down sound, but who manage to really make things sparkle with their vocals in tandem! The instrumentation is nice and lean – beats, basslines, and keyboards – certainly raised in the 80s, but with a more conventional sparkle too – especially in the way the lyrics can play with the keyboards in a really tuneful way, at a level that reminds us of some of our favorite records from the group Talc from a few years before. Titles include "Night Ridin", "Without You", "Still The Same (BusCrates 16 bit ensemble rmx)", "Too Cool For Love", "More Than Friends", "Problems", "Right Time For Us", "Fly Away (Tyler Smith rmx)", and "This Is Love (Circle Research rmx)". CD

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Blue Sky BoysPrecious Moments ... LP
Starday, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing on Pine Mountain. Shrinkwrap is cracked at the bottom right. Cover is lightly stained at the bottom right, with wear on the bottom seam.)

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Otis ClayWhen The Gates Swing Open/His Precious Love (Jewel) ... 12-inch
Jewel, 1985. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Patsy MontanaSings Precious Memories ... LP
Birch, 1971. Sealed ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Rolling StonesPrecious Stones (picture disc) ... LP
Silhouette, 1965. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Interviews recorded at Kennedy Airport in New York, 1965. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s limited edition interview record, in a PVC sleeve with backing.)

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Shirley VerrettHow Great Thou Art Precious Lord ... LP
Kapp, Early 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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VariousPrecious Years – 34 Teen Dance Hits From The Bear Family Archive ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
The kids on the cover might look pretty mainstream, but the sounds on the record are in the best tradition of rockabilly and hillbilly styles of the Bear Family label! The set's overflowing with romping little gems that work equally well far from a dancefloor filled with gals in skirts and guys in cardigans – raw rockers that sound wonderful after all these years, and which show that there's plenty to discover in the 50s and 60s scenes, way past the hits! You'll recognize a few of these names, but in the best Bear Family style, the tunes included are much more obscure – and laid out next to great work by lesser-known gems too – presented with wonderful sound, and very detailed notes. Titles include "I Really Really Love You" by JoAnn Campbell, "Man Like Wow" by Tommy Sands, "Let Me Be Your Hero" by Terry Noland, "Feel So Good" by Johnny Preston, "My Chick Is Fine" by Gus Backus, "While You're Dancing" by Marty Robbins, "If You Don't Want My Lovin" by Carl Dobkins, "You Want Love" by Clyde Stacy, "One Summer Night" by The Danleers, "Meet Mr Mud" by Bob Luman, "Lana" by Roy Orbison, "Modern Romance" by Sanford Clark, "Heaven's Plan" by Lefty Frizzell, and "Bad Boy" by Robin Luke. CD
 
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Julie AndrewsLass With The Delicate Air ... LP
RCA, 1957. Very Good ... $2.99
Early American work from Julie Andrews – recorded right at the start of her big fame on the stage, but with styles that almost hearken back more to the sound of her homeland! Many titles have musical elements or themes that echo the British Isles – a few traditional folk tunes here, or more sentimental styles there – all arranged by Irwin Kostal in ways that are not as swinging or bold as some of her more dynamic Broadway material. There's a sense of subtlety to some of the tunes, and a bit of sadness too – and titles on the set include "Canterbury Fair", "To A Wild Rose", "Where'er You Walk", "These Precious Things", "The Floral Dance", and "London Pride". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Vinyl plays with a click on "Pedro The Fisherman".)

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Craig Brown BandLucky Ones Forget ... LP
Third Man, 2017. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
Timeless, raucous and melodic bar room country rock on Third Man! The Craig Brown Band is schooled by classic honky tonk as much as the swaggery bloozy sound of the Stones circa the early 70s – plus a deft hand with sweet, but never too precious harmonies – the kind of thing you'd love on a rare vintage LP and still sounds fresh post-millennium. It's the kind of band that'll blow you away on the more rollicking cuts, then really win you over with the slower, more melodic ones. Good stuff, and built to last! Includes "I Wondered What", "Planet Song", "Over Thinking", "Anymore", "Anyhow", "Get This Money", "Orange", "Lie Lust Lose Die", "Mine's Better" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Seafoam vinyl pressing. Includes the insert.)

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Geater DavisSweet Woman's Love (180 gram pressing) ... LP
House Of Orange/Bear Family (Germany), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 29.99
The lasting testament of the mighty Geater Davis – a really incredible southern singer with a deep soul sound that few others can match! Although Davis didn't record nearly as much as his contemporaries, he's got a sound that matches or beats them – a raw, raspy quality that's a bit like Bobby Blue Bland, touched with the depth of feeling we love in James Carr, peppered with elements of other Memphis singers – all produced to perfection with a sound that's as classic as anything on Stax or Goldwax. This album is the only full length set that Davis issued back in the day – released on the small label of producer Allen Orange, an overlooked genius in the southern studio scene of the 70s – with production in Little Rock and Birmingham – on titles that include his great 8 minute reading of "For Your Precious Love", plus "Wrapped Up In You", "My Love is So Strong for You", and "Don't Marry a Fool". LP, Vinyl record album

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Skeeter DavisHand In Hand With Jesus ... LP
RCA, 1967. Sealed ... $5.99
The spiritual side of Skeeter Davis – served up here on tunes that include "No Tears In Heaven", "It's Different Now", "Who Am I", "Whispering Hope", and "Precious Memories". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s stereo pressing!)

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4th ComingStrange Things – The Complete Works 1970 to 1974 ... CD
Now Again, Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 17.98
A stunning batch of tracks from a very unusual LA group of the early 70s – a funk combo at the core, but one that was also equally comfortable with bits of psych and redneck rock as well! The music here was all recorded within a short span of years, and mostly issued on the small Alpha label as a handful of funky 45s – but the style is surprisingly spacious, and shows a strong sense of musicianship from the members of the group – so much so that they seem equally comfortable and right on top of their game, no matter what direction they choose to take! And don't think that this multi-style description means that these guys are too all over the map, because there's a really unified sense of soul that holds the whole thing together – so that when they get a bit rootsy, the result is country soul – or when they get a bit trippy, they hit some Funkadelic-styled sounds. The collection includes great notes on the setting that produced these tracks – penned by Egon, who put the set together with help from Malcolm Catto, DJ Shadow, and others. Titles include "Don't Let Him Take Away Your Mind", "Strange Things", "Heaven & Earth", "Take Time", "We Got Love", "Waterloo At Watergate", "Why Don't You Trust In Me", "Cruising Central Ave", "The Dead Don't Die Alive", and "You're My Precious Someone". CD
Also available Strange Things – The Complete Works 1970 to 1974 (with download) ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ 4th ComingStrange Things – The Complete Works 1970 to 1974 (with download) ... LP
Now Again, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 24.98
A stunning batch of tracks from a very unusual LA group of the early 70s – a funk combo at the core, but one that was also equally comfortable with bits of psych and redneck rock as well! The music here was all recorded within a short span of years, and mostly issued on the small Alpha label as a handful of funky 45s – but the style is surprisingly spacious, and shows a strong sense of musicianship from the members of the group – so much so that they seem equally comfortable and right on top of their game, no matter what direction they choose to take! And don't think that this multi-style description means that these guys are too all over the map, because there's a really unified sense of soul that holds the whole thing together – so that when they get a bit rootsy, the result is country soul – or when they get a bit trippy, they hit some Funkadelic-styled sounds. The collection includes great notes on the setting that produced these tracks – penned by Egon, who put the set together with help from Malcolm Catto, DJ Shadow, and others. Titles include "Don't Let Him Take Away Your Mind", "Strange Things", "Heaven & Earth", "Take Time", "We Got Love", "Waterloo At Watergate", "Why Don't You Trust In Me", "Cruising Central Ave", "The Dead Don't Die Alive", and "You're My Precious Someone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)
Also available Strange Things – The Complete Works 1970 to 1974 ... CD 7.99

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Aretha FranklinAmazing Grace ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A legendary album – one that has Aretha Franklin returning to her roots in gospel music – but working with all the strength and power that Atlantic Records had to offer! From early years recording as a young voice alongside her father's congregation, Aretha has matured into a hell of a lead singer – and really knocks it out of the park here alongside the mighty James Cleveland, and the Southern California Community Choir! While it might have been nice to record the set back home in Detroit, the California setting for the material works perfectly to elevate Franklin to a special place in the heavens – tying together her heritage in beautiful ways, and making for another great stride forward in her career during the 70s. One of the best ideas ever for a soul music concept album – with titles that include "Mary Don't You Weep", "How I Got Over", "Precious Memories", "Wholy Holy", "Never Grow Old", "Amazing Grace", and Climbing Higher Mountains". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green Broadway label pressing. Cover has splitting in the top seams, split bottom seams, and names written several times in pen on front.)
Also available Amazing Grace (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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Aretha FranklinAmazing Grace (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Rhino, 1972. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $19.99 29.99
A legendary album – one that has Aretha Franklin returning to her roots in gospel music – but working with all the strength and power that Atlantic Records had to offer! From early years recording as a young voice alongside her father's congregation, Aretha has matured into a hell of a lead singer – and really knocks it out of the park here alongside the mighty James Cleveland, and the Southern California Community Choir! While it might have been nice to record the set back home in Detroit, the California setting for the material works perfectly to elevate Franklin to a special place in the heavens – tying together her heritage in beautiful ways, and making for another great stride forward in her career during the 70s. One of the best ideas ever for a soul music concept album – with titles that include "Mary Don't You Weep", "How I Got Over", "Precious Memories", "Wholy Holy", "Never Grow Old", "Amazing Grace", and Climbing Higher Mountains". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Amazing Grace ... LP 24.99

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Marvin Gaye with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, and TammiMarvin Gaye & His Girls ... LP
Tamla, 1969. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A classic batch of Motown duets from Marvin Gaye and some of his best female co-stars – with a few contributions a piece from Mary Wells, Kim Weston, and Tammi Terrell! Although other artists explored the male/female duet mode back in the 60s, few did it as well as Marvin – thanks in part to a warmly sensitive vocal approach that made his duets come across as personal, loving conversations – and not the too-gimmicky modes used to push the big stars over at other labels. Marvin & Mary Wells sing "Once Upon A Time", "What's The Matter With You Baby", "Together", and "Deed I Do". Marvin & Kim Weston sing "I Want You 'Round", "What Good Am I Without You", and "It Takes Two". And Marvin and Tammi Terrell sing "Your Precious Love", "Little Ole Girl, Little Ole Boy", "I Can't Help But Love You", and "Good Lovin Ain't Easy To Come By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown & yellow label Tamla pressing with deep groove. Labels have small initials in pen. Cover has a small cutout hole and some wear at the opening.)

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Marvin Gaye with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, and TammiMarvin Gaye – His Classic Duets (aka Marvin Gaye & His Girls) ... LP
Tamla, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
A revamped version of the classic Motown set Marvin Gaye & His Girls – expanded here a bit to include some 70s duet work with Diana Ross, as well as all the famous female duo recordings that Marvin did for Motown in the 60s! Right from the start, Marvin Gaye was clearly something different at the Detroit soul powerhouse – a singer who could groove with the rest of them, but who also could bring a huge amount of feeling to his music, especially when the theme was love – a quality that he maybe explored best when the label paired him with female singers. Tammi Terrell was Marvin's first big muse in this respect – and the set is very heavy on numbers sung by the two of them – "What You Gave Me", "Keep On Lovin Me Honey", "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing", "The Onion Song", "You're All I Need To Get By", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "Good Lovin Ain't Easy To Come By", "California Soul", "Your Precious Love", and "If This World Were Mine". And yes, maybe the other gals get a bit of short shrift, but still get some placement here – on a set that includes "It Takes Two" with Kim Weston, "You're A Special Part Of Me" with Diana Ross, and "Once Upon A Time" and "What's The Matter With You Baby" with Mary Wells. LP, Vinyl record album

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KrystolPassion From A Woman (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1986. Used ... $5.99
Poppy passion from Krystol – a sweet 80s trio with a definite way with a hook! The set's got a well-balanced mainstream sound – one that helps the vocals find a fullness right away, either on the leads or harmonies – both woven together over the top of the tight, beat-heavy grooves! At points, there's almost a retro vibe – as if an older girl trio mode's being revived for a new 80s scene – but with a definite contemporary spin. There's a decidedly commercial appeal to the sound – but Krystol were also never too overplayed back in the day, which makes the album a nice discovery – and a great surprise when you start digging through all the potential singles on the set. Tracks include "Love Attack", "Passion From A Woman", "He's So Jive", "Baby Make Up Your Mind", "Scared Single", and "Precious Precious". CD features bonus tracks too – "Passion From A Woman (ext)", "Passion From A Woman (acapella)", "Passion From A Woman (radio)", "Passion From A Woman (dub)", "Passion From A Woman (7" version)", and "Precious Precious (7" version)". CD

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Lounge LizardsLounge Lizards Live In Berlin 1991 Vol 1 ... CD
Intuition, 1991. Used ... $2.99
Tracks include "Remember What's In There", "Mr. Stinky's Blues", "Welcom Herr Lazaro", and "King Precious". CD

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetBlues On Bach ... CD
Atlantic, 1974. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Regret", "Precious Joy", "Blues In H", "Blues In C Minor", "Rise Up In The Morning", and "Blues In B Flat". CD

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Montgomery ExpressMontgomery Express Does Party Fever & Other Songs Of The Montgomery Movement ... CD
Folkways, 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.99
A massive lost funk classic – one of those rarer than rare albums that's well worth the fuss! The Montgomery Express were a Florida combo who played on the state's small club circuit – working equally well on their own, or backing up a number of better known singers. The group's got a diversity that's really great – and they're equally well-suited to longer, trippier funk instrumentals, and shorter more soul-based tunes. The vocal numbers are especially haunting, as they've got a moody and sad feel that's more like New Jersey or Detroit group soul of the time than the usual Miami soul – and the funkier tunes have a nice psychedelic approach that uses plenty of sweetly-tuned guitar! 8 tracks in all – "Party Fever", "Precious Wing", "Montgomery Movement", "Gotta Make A Comeback", "Who", "Steal Away", "I'm Standing By", and "Left Me With A Memory". CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Piano ChoirHandscapes (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $48.99 58.99
A fantastic record on Strata East – and a concept that shouldn't work as well as it does, but which comes off perfectly – thanks to the strength of the players! As you might guess from the title, the group's an all-piano ensemble – one that features hip talents that include Harold Mabern, Sonelius Smith, Stanley Cowell, Nat Jones, Hugh Lawson, and Webster Lewis – coming together in ways that have the pianos handling every part of the music – rhythm, melody, and all these great little bits around the edges – all on these long, stretched-out tracks that have lots of room for solo contributions too! The vibe is very Strata East, just all-piano – and titles include "Effi", "Killers", "Precious Lord", "The Almoravids", and "Man Extensions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition.)

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Roberta Martin SingersRoberta Martin Singers 1947 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99 29.98
15 years' worth of recording from the Roberta Martin Singers – a groundbreaking gospel group from the postwar years, and one whose style helped set the tone for countless other acts to come! The group mixed male and female singers, but in a way that often still held to the smaller quintet or sextet formation – which means that there's lots of up-close harmony moments, and wonderful interplay between a spiritual lead and supporting singers – in styles that evolve nicely over the course of the many recordings in the set! As with other Fremeaux titles, there's a wealth of historical detail too – notes in both French and English – with 72 titles that include "Hold The Light", "Step In Jesus", "He's Using Me", "Saved", "Marching To Zion", "Precious Memories", "What A Friend", "Satisfied", "Oh Lord Stand By Me", "I'm Sealed", "Rock My Soul", "Back To The Fold", and lots lots more. CD

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ShoesElektrafied – The Elektra Years 1979 to 1982 (Present Tense/Tongue Twister/Boomerang/rarities) (4CD set) ... CD
Elektra/Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $29.99
Three classic albums from Shoes, plus bonus tracks, and a full CD worth of rare material too! First up is Present Tense – a power-pop classic from Shoes – their first full length for Elektra Records, and a set that stands with all the best end of 70s gems from either coast! The songs are impeccable, and the group do a fantastic job of blending sharper guitars with really great lyricism – a mode that maybe makes the Illinois group a strong precursor for territory that The Replacements wouldn't hit until many years later – and which makes just about every track on the album a precious nugget that just gets better and better with time! Titles include "Now & Then", "Every Girl", "I Don't Wanna Hear It", "Three Times", "In My Arms Again", and "Too Late". On Tongue Twister, Shoes continue the brilliance of their first album for Elektra – serving up the kind of music that was so well-done, so subtle, it was maybe missed by most of the world at the time – even though it's gone onto the status of classic, thanks to legions of fans and critics! Shoes have a way with a tune that's unlike anyone else – maybe that compressed charm of Big Star, but fused into the sharper modes of the power pop years – but without any of the too commercial modes of some of the bigger groups of the time. Instead, the whole thing feels like you've just stumbled upon a brilliant band, playing in a backroom bar – which, unfortunately, is how Shoes spent too much of their career. Titles include "Only In My Sleep", "She Satisfies", "Found A Girl", "Hate To Run", "When It Hits", "Yes Or No", "Your Imagination", and "Girls Of Today". On Boomerang, Shoes maybe look a bit too new wave on the cover, but still sound perfect within – very much in charge of that perfect yet understated approach to a tune that has gone on to make them legends in all the many years since this album was released! The group were never out to change the world, and maybe that held them back at the time – but they were also never trying for big chart success, or too-slick modes – and there's a wonderfully honest, down to earth approach to the songwriting and production that clearly sets the stage for all the bigger late 80s groups that would follow in their wake. Nearly every tune is a completely catchy mofo – and titles include "Curiosity", "In Her Shadow", "Double Talk", "The Summer Rain", "Under The Gun", "The Tube", and "What Love Means". 4CD set features a huge amount of bonus material – 8 track demo versions of all three albums, added to their discs – and a bonus CD of 18 more rare tracks – all in a box, with a big booklet of notes! CD

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StaplesPass It On (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Omnivore, 1976. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
The Staple Singers and Curtis Mayfield – working together here in a very Curtom groove! This great little set picks off where the group's work on the Let's Do It Again soundtrack left off – taking The Staples far past their Memphis sound of the Stax years, into a hipper, more adult kind of mode – one that has plenty of modern soul and light funk touches. Arrangements are by Curtom maestro Rich Tufo, and the album's got some very full backings that seem to urge the group's vocals on even more than ever. Titles include "Making Love", "Pass It On", "Love Me Love Me Love Me", "Sweeter Than The Sweet", "The Real Thing Inside Of Me", and "Precious Precious". CD also features bonus tracks – single edits of "Love Me Love Me Love Me" and "Sweeter Than The Sweet". CD

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Ike & Tina TurnerGospel According To Ike & Tina ... LP
United Artists, 1974. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Ike and Tina Turner take on a host of gospel classics – but really rework them with their own sort of early 70s energy! Ike re-arranged all the tunes here – and in a way, the album's one of the most inventive from the pair during this time – almost as if the familiar tunes were giving them leave to stretch out and do some unusual things with their groove – especially Ike, and the way he changes the rhythms and instrumentation with nice little twists and turns. Tina's vocals bring a deeply soulful interpretation to the music – and a sense of sex that really breaks things out of the church! Titles include "Glory Glory", "Father Alone", "Take My Hand Precious Lord", and "Just A Closer Walk With Thee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jackie Wilson with Count BasieManufacturers Of Soul (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... About November 27, 2020 (delayed)
A really wonderful collaboration between two very unlikely partners – and a great album that really stands out as some of the best work from both artists in the 60s! Count Basie's group gets hard and soulful on the record – and even a little funky on the best cuts – and Jackie Wilson is in a raw bluesy vocal style that recalls the best moments of his earlier Brunswick singles – a great edge that makes the whole Basie groove sound even more hard-hitting than ever. Benny Carter arranged, but the groove is more a hard-edged Count Basie mode mixed with Brunswick soul styles – and Jackie blows it out over the top on great versions of "Funky Broadway", "Ode To Billie Joe", "I Was Made To Love Her", "Even When You Cry", and "Respect". Also features a version of "For Your Precious Love" that was a bit of a hit for the pair! LP, Vinyl record album

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OV WrightHi Records Single Collection ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Not just singles from the great OV Wright – but also a few live tracks and rare demo titles as well! OV's a hell of a singer – one with a voice that matches all the best on the southern scene of the time – and a great companion to some of the best deep soul material on the Hi Records label by artists like Otis Clay or Syl Johnson. And like both of them, Wright had recorded previously, but was able to find a new sort of presence at Hi – a more mature mode and sparkling Memphis production that really brought the most out of his wonderful vocals! Two of the tracks here – "Rhymes" and "Without You" – were only ever singles for Hi, and never came out on album. Two more demo tracks are wonderful – "A Fool Can't See The Light" and "I'm Gonna Be A Big Man Someday" – both very good numbers recorded with a grittier feel than usual. CD also features the cuts "Into Something", "The Time We Have", "Precious Precious", "The Bottom Line", and "We're Still Together" – plus live tracks that include "Love & Happiness", "Ace Of Spades", and "Precious Precious". CD

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OV WrightLive In Japan (with bonus download) ... LP
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
OV Wright at the end of the 70s – working live in front of a very enthusiastic Japanese crowd, and in a groove that's right up their with his best work from earlier in the decade! In fact, there's a rawness here that you won't always find on Wright's other records – great live backing from a cool combo of American players, really rich in Memphis soul elements – and served up with funky touches that really work wonders with OV's presentation of the music. So instead of being a throw-off record for the overseas market, the set's instead a key piece of Wright's catalog at the time – seminal work that really stands strongly next to his studio classics. Titles include "Precious Precious", "I'd Rather Be Blind Crippled & Crazy", "Love & Happiness", "Eight Men & Four Women", "Into Something", and a great long "Medley" track. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ Ashford & SimpsonReal Thing ... CD
Burgundy, 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A recent live set from Ashford & Simpson – but a great one too, and a concert that shows they haven't lost any of their charm over the years! The performance is very well recorded, and hardly just a throwaway live date – standing instead as a real tribute to the mighty pairing of Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson – first forged at Motown, then going onto have an undeniable influence on 70s soul. Backings are all pretty great – upbeat and played with a nice sense of spontaneity that matches the energy of the vocals – and although most of the tunes are old hits from the pair, they come off with a nice degree of freshness throughout. Titles include "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing", "Your Precious Love", "Stay Free", "Found A Cure", "It's Much Deeper", "Gimme Something Real", "I'm Every Woman", "I'm Not That Tough", "Reach Out & Touch", and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". CD

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✨✧ Edwin Hawkins SingersNew World ... LP
Buddah, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great stuff from Edwin Hawkins – as much of a soul album as it is a gospel set – but that's no surprise, given how important the Hawkins sound was to skirting both genres! The album was arranged and conducted by Johnny Harris – who gives it a great undercurrent of grooviness that mixes perfectly with the righteous Hawkins style of vocals. And in a way, the album's almost the best of Hawkins' recordings from the time – as it moves past the cliches of his hits, and into a cool groove that almost has a Donny Hathaway feel at times. Titles include "Some Kind Of Friend", "Jubilation", "You Can't Please Everybody", "Precious Memories", "New World", "Do My Thing", "Someday", and "Do It Today". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has 2 cutout holes.)

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✨✧ Piano ChoirHandscapes ... LP
Strata East, 1973. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic record on Strata East – and a concept that shouldn't work as well as it does, but which comes off perfectly – thanks to the strength of the players! As you might guess from the title, the group's an all-piano ensemble – one that features hip talents that include Harold Mabern, Sonelius Smith, Stanley Cowell, Nat Jones, Hugh Lawson, and Webster Lewis – coming together in ways that have the pianos handling every part of the music – rhythm, melody, and all these great little bits around the edges – all on these long, stretched-out tracks that have lots of room for solo contributions too! The vibe is very Strata East, just all-piano – and titles include "Effi", "Killers", "Precious Lord", "The Almoravids", and "Man Extensions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has 3 inch splits on the top and bottom seams, light surface wear, and discoloration from age.)
Also available Handscapes (180 gram pressing) ... LP 48.99

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✨✧ StaplesPass It On ... LP
Warner, 1976. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Staple Singers and Curtis Mayfield – working together here in a very Curtom groove! This great little set picks off where the group's work on the Let's Do It Again soundtrack left off – taking The Staples far past their Memphis sound of the Stax years, into a hipper, more adult kind of mode – one that has plenty of modern soul and light funk touches. Arrangements are by Curtom maestro Rich Tufo, and the album's got some very full backings that seem to urge the group's vocals on even more than ever. Titles include "Making Love", "Pass It On", "Love Me Love Me Love Me", "Sweeter Than The Sweet", "The Real Thing Inside Of Me", and "Precious Precious". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Also available Pass It On (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Elder Charles BeckElder Charles Beck – Your Man Of Faith ... CD
Gospel Friend, Late 30s/1940s/Early 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two decades' of work by Elder Charles Beck – a really important force in the early years of gospel music, and an artist who really helped link the music to more secular styles too! Beck plays both piano and trumpet – the latter quite a surprise, and is used here on early cuts to emphasize the jazzier currents in his music – that brash, bold personality that was maybe a bit different for a spiritual recording in the 30s, and which really helped establish styles of stardom for years to come! Beck's vocals are great, too – he's a hell of a singer with a really nice range and a great ear for a groove – which also links some of the later cuts here to R&B, a bit in the way that Sister Rosetta Tharpe was able to lay the groundwork with her recordings too. The set features 26 tracks in all, almost 80 minutes of music – and titles include "Winehead Willie Put That Bottle Down", "Shouting With Elder Beck", "Didn't It Rain", "Dry Bones", "I Got a Home In That Rock", "Blow Gabriel", "Precious Lord", "Talk On Talkers", "He Knows Just How Much We Can Bear", "Handwriting On The Wall", "Rock & Roll Sermon", and "When". CD

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✨✧ Steve BlackVillage Boogie ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An album that definitely lives up to its title – thanks to a strong embrace of funky boogie styles, but served up here with a sweet Nigerian twist! Some cuts are heavy funk right from the start – clearly inspired by Kool & The Gang and other sharp-edged American groups of the 70s – while others have a slightly looser rhythmic approach, but one that still grooves nicely, too – all given some great energy by the vocals of Steve Black, whose style of singing is nicely playful, and almost as bubbling as the instrumentation! The title track has this really cool mix of electronics and dub – and titles include "Brand New Wayo", "Igholoye", "Precious Tim", "Village Boogie", "When You Know What's Wrong", "Fun In The Street", and "Step Out When You're Down". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Solomon BurkeBack To My Roots (180 gram pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Chess/Anagram, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really great record from Solomon Burke – and one that's quite different than his early work on Atlantic Records! Solomon's not going for his roots, and instead works with help from Sylvia Robinson and the team over at All-Platinum Records – to get kind of a pre-Sugarhill dose of mellow soul and New Jersey hipness that really sets this one apart! Unlike so many other 70s acts, Solomon never made the trip to Philly to record during the decade – but this album is maybe the closest we'll get – with that slightly rawer edge that always made the New Jersey records so great! Case in point is a tasty track by Ray and Goodman of the Moments, called "Over and Over", which is a wonderful mellow modern soul track – very different than anything Solomon ever recorded – heard here alongside other cuts that include "Life Has Its Ups & Downs", "Everybody's Got To Cry Sometime", "I'm Going Back To My Roots", "Burning For Your Love", "Night and Day", "Precious Flower", and "I'll Never Stop Loving You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing – first time reissue – on 180 gram vinyl!)

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✨✧ VariousSoul On The Real Side #11 ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from this excellent series – one of our most trusted sources for sweet soul and modern soul over the past decade or so! The groove is great – kind of the underground of 70s mellow – artists that might hit the territory of the Isleys or Marvin Gaye, but who are much more obscure – hand-selected by the folks at this UK collective, who really know what they're doing when it comes to vintage soul! All the cuts are great, and some rare groove classics are mixed with newly-discovered gems – in a great package of 20 tracks that includes "My Precious Love" by Gloria Walker, "The Fish Song" by New Creation, "Falling In Love" by Derek Martin, "I'll Be True" by Cookie Woodson, "It's All In The Back Of Me Now" by Linda Perry, "My Eyes" by Ernest Ernie & The Sincerities, "I'm Never Gonna Hurt You Again" by Sonny Munro, "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" by The Escorts, "Just To Satisfy My Baby" by Peggy Gaines, and "Honey Baby" by Innervision. CD

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✨✧ Steve BlackVillage Boogie ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An album that definitely lives up to its title – thanks to a strong embrace of funky boogie styles, but served up here with a sweet Nigerian twist! Some cuts are heavy funk right from the start – clearly inspired by Kool & The Gang and other sharp-edged American groups of the 70s – while others have a slightly looser rhythmic approach, but one that still grooves nicely, too – all given some great energy by the vocals of Steve Black, whose style of singing is nicely playful, and almost as bubbling as the instrumentation! The title track has this really cool mix of electronics and dub – and titles include "Brand New Wayo", "Igholoye", "Precious Tim", "Village Boogie", "When You Know What's Wrong", "Fun In The Street", and "Step Out When You're Down". CD

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✨✧ Bob DylanSlow Train Coming ... CD
Columbia, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
The first album in Dylan's so-called "Christian Period", but it's not really the uber-dramatic departure from the "old" Dylan that it was treated as at the time – gospel soul backing vocals and testifying lyricism for sure, but it sounds more like gospel has come to Dylan than it sounds like Dylan has "gone gospel". Slow Train Coming has a focused approach, ala Blood On The Tracks, even if this train doesn't come close to crossing over onto those particular tracks – and the return to a leaner, more focused vibe is welcome one. It's got stellar studio players in the mix, and producer Jerry Wexler's production touches on a soul sound, but smartly hews to Dylan's vocal style and lyrical focus. Dylan's high bar for a masterpiece given his trailblazing past didn't give this record or the following couple much a chance to succeed on their own merits back in the day, but all these years later...wow, this is really good, passionate stuff. Includes "Gotta Serve Somebody", "Precious Angel", "I Believe In You", "Slow Trait", "Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking", "Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others)", "When You Gonna Wake Up", "Man Gave Name To All The Animals", "When He Returns". CD
 
 
 



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