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Precious BryantFool Me Good ... CD
Terminus, 2002. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Precious Lo'sToo Cool For Love ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
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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Jerry ButlerFor Your Precious Love ... CD
Classic, Late 50s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Jerry Butler & The ImpressionsFor Your Precious Love ... CD
Vee Jay/Black Tulip, Late 50s. Used ... $13.99
The only full-length collection of early Impressions work for Vee Jay – mostly singles recorded in the late 50s for the label, brought together as a "with Jerry Butler" album during the early 60s! The set's not only Impressions numbers, but also features a few of Jerry's early solo tracks – still very much under the sway of his years in the group, with the Impressions often as backup vocals – and also featuring a fair bit of original tunes by Curtis Mayfield! Apart from big hits, there's some nice obscure numbers like "At The County Fair", "Lovers Lane", "Believe In Me", "Senorita I Love You", "Let Me Know", and "Young Lover" – plus more familiar tracks that include "The Gift Of Love" and "For Your Precious Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny CashJohnny Cash Sings Precious Memories ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Five Blind Boys Of MississippiPrecious Memories – Special Tribute To The Late Archie Brownlee ... LP
Peacock, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Original 50s classics from the Five Blind Boys – recorded when the group still had Archie Brownlee's emotive lead vocals fronting their beautiful harmonies! The set is made up of tracks recorded throughout the 1950s and released as an LP in 1961, after Brownlee passed away – and titles include "Our Father", "Come Home", "Song Of Praise", "Walk Together Children", "That Awful Hour", "Don't Give Up" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s MCA tan label pressing – in great shape! Cover has a gold MCA stamp.)

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Linda JonesYour Precious Love ... CD
Sequel (UK), Early 70s/1991. Used ... $9.99
Fantastic compilation of 70's east coast soul sides by one of the greatest (and least recognized) female vocalists of the era. Originally recorded for the great All Platinum/Stang set of labels, now repackaged nicely, and with better notes than any U.S. reissue of Linda Jones' stuff. 18 great tracks, including "I Do", "Not On the Outside", "Hypnotized", "I'm So Glad I Found You", and soooo many more great ones. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousPrecious Years – 34 Teen Dance Hits From The Bear Family Archive ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), New Copy ... About December 10, 2019
... CD

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✨✧ Don BryantPrecious Soul ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real lost treasure on Hi Records – one of the few albums ever cut by Don Bryant, a singer whose talents seemed to be eclipsed by the rising stars of Al Green and Ann Peebles – but who was every bit as great! Bryant's got a sound here that's still firmly in the Hi style forged by Willie Mitchell – who produces this set – but there's also some nicely rougher edges too, a sound that's almost more Stax than Hi – and which certainly features a bit of a nod to Wilson Pickett down in Muscle Shoals – not exactly funk, but with some nice grit in the grooves! The whole thing's great – and titles include "Try Me", "Cry Baby", "Funky Broadway", "Soul Man", "Land Of 1000 Dances", "She's Looking Good", and "Slip Away". CD

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✨✧ VariousPrecious Lord – New Recordings Of The Great Gospel Songs Of Thomas A Dorsey ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo sticker.)
 
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Sidiku BuariFeelings In Africa/Sidiku Buari & His Jam Busters ... CD
Precious/BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
A pair of rare records by Sidiku Buari – issued back to back on a single CD! Feelings is a record that was issued on the tiny Precious label – home to only two Buari albums in its tiny catalog – and the set follows strongly on the work that Sidiku recorded in New York during the 70s, records that were initially issued just under his last name! The groove on some tracks is full of early 80s NYC touches – sweet electro keyboards that provide some great middle-ground shocks to the tunes – while beats crackle crispy at the bottom, and Buari sings these slinky soul vocals that are a lot more American than you'd guess from the Ghanaian recording of the album. But other numbers have more of a West Africa vibe – that updating of older modes that was taking place in Nigeria too. Titles include "Music", "Feelings", "Anowar", and "Yayo Papa". Sidiku Buari & His Jam Busters has a groove that definitely lives up to its name – a sweet 80s crackle with lots of tunes that jam in an old school funk style – keyboards, basslines, and rhythms right on the money – in a great Transatlantic bridge between Ghana and New York City! The set begins with the super-funky "Let's Go To Funky Town" – a tune with a break on the intro to rival some of the best funky club work of the time – and the vibe continues strongly through the rest of the set, on titles that include "Sophisticated Jammer", "Power To My People", "Rhythm Of Africa", "Minsumobo", and "Karambani". CD
Also available Feelings In Africa/Sidiku Buari & His Jam Busters ... LP 24.99

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Sidiku BuariFeelings In Africa/Sidiku Buari & His Jam Busters ... LP
Precious/BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
A pair of rare records by Sidiku Buari – issued back to back on a single CD! Feelings is a record that was issued on the tiny Precious label – home to only two Buari albums in its tiny catalog – and the set follows strongly on the work that Sidiku recorded in New York during the 70s, records that were initially issued just under his last name! The groove on some tracks is full of early 80s NYC touches – sweet electro keyboards that provide some great middle-ground shocks to the tunes – while beats crackle crispy at the bottom, and Buari sings these slinky soul vocals that are a lot more American than you'd guess from the Ghanaian recording of the album. But other numbers have more of a West Africa vibe – that updating of older modes that was taking place in Nigeria too. Titles include "Music", "Feelings", "Anowar", and "Yayo Papa". Sidiku Buari & His Jam Busters has a groove that definitely lives up to its name – a sweet 80s crackle with lots of tunes that jam in an old school funk style – keyboards, basslines, and rhythms right on the money – in a great Transatlantic bridge between Ghana and New York City! The set begins with the super-funky "Let's Go To Funky Town" – a tune with a break on the intro to rival some of the best funky club work of the time – and the vibe continues strongly through the rest of the set, on titles that include "Sophisticated Jammer", "Power To My People", "Rhythm Of Africa", "Minsumobo", and "Karambani". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Feelings In Africa/Sidiku Buari & His Jam Busters ... CD 13.99
 
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Beady BelleAt Welding Bridge ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2010. Used ... $8.99
A beautiful album from Beady Belle – the group and wonderful vessel for the seductive, entrancing voice and songs of Beate S. Lech – possibly their best yet! Beady Belle have made deeply engaging blend of modern jazzy soul and beautiful mood music for most of the outs, taking a step back just a bit from the slightly more crossover ready songs of Belvedere album into more intimate, yet just was inviting material on At Welding Bridge. Beate's vocals are as sultry and hypnotic as ever, singing with warmth and genuine emotion in elegant, but not overly precious way – and the instrumentation suits her perfectly. Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer or other keys, some truly excellent guitar, clarinet, flute, electric bass and percussion frame the vocals on most tracks, and some of the tracks were cut at home, which we believe, given the warmth and intimacy. Titles include "Diamond In The Rough", "Come Home", "The Storm", "Runaway Mind", "Bird's-Eye View", "Turn Back Time", "Press Of Canvas", "Leeway", "Ambush" and "Walk On Air". CD

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Jerry ButlerBest Of Jerry Butler (Vee Jay) ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Nice compilation of tracks that features some fine (and famous) moments from one of our favorite Chicago soul singers, recorded for the Vee Jay label, when they were one of the leading lights on music row. Most of these songs are pretty had to get a hold of on vinyl any more, and though the package is a bit low budget, this is still a great set of some of the Ice Man's best numbers. Tracks include "He Will Break Your Heart", "For Your Precious Love", "Find Another Girl", "Couldn't Go To Sleep", "Aware Of Love", "Come Back My Love", "Rainbow Valley", "I'm A Telling You", "Gift Of Love", and "Where Do I Turn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing.)

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Jerry ButlerSweetest Soul ... CD
RPM (UK), 1960s. Used ... $11.99
27 tunes pulled from Jerry's years at Vee Jay Records – including some hits and lesser known numbers, all done in his fantastic Iceman style. Titles include "Thanks To You", "Find Another Girl", "Make It Easy On Yourself", "Need To Belong", "Just For You", "Give It Up", "Give Me Your Love", "I've Been Trying", "It's Too Late", "You Can Run", "I'm The One", "Good Times", "I Stand Accused", "For Your Precious Love", "Believe In Me", and "Moon River". CD
(Out of print.)

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Otis ClayLive Again ... LP
Yupiteru (Japan), 1984. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $38.99
Otis Clay recorded live in Japan – working before a very appreciative audience, and hitting grooves that are right up there with his best 70s work on Hi Records! The sound is a bit looser than Hi – which is a nice change – and Clay's really in command on the set, leading the group with a strong sense of personality, and serving up great vocals with a strong deep soul feel. The grooves are filled with classic Memphis soul moments – and titles titles include "Hard Working Woman", "Ellie", "Trying To Live My Life Without You", "His Precious Love", "Love & Happiness", "Here I Am Baby", and "Love Don't Love Nobody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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Geater DavisLost Soul ... LP
House Of Orange/Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $16.99 24.98
An incredible collection of work from the vastly-overlooked Geater Davis – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! Geater Davis is a tremendous singer from the south – but one who barely ever got his due back in the 70s – even though these recordings for the tiny House Of Orange label are every bit as amazing as work coming out for bigger labels like Stax or Hi Records! 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 got a deep-burning soul that never lets up. This excellent collection features all tracks from Geater's rare album Sweet Woman's Love, plus additional singles from the time – all produced by Allen Orange, an overlooked genius in the southern studio scene of the 70s. Titles include "Don't Marry A Fool", "Cry Cry Cry", "I Love You", "I Know My Baby Loves Me", "I Can Hold My Own", "Cold Love (long version)", "I'll Get By", "I'll Play The Blues For You", "Breath Taking Girl", and a killer long take on "For Your Precious Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Bob DylanSlow Train Coming ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on CBS, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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Aretha FranklinAmazing Grace – The Complete Recordings (180 gram pressing) (4LP set) ... LP
Atlantic/Rhino, 1972. New Copy 4LP ... $92.99 99.99
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". This package really expands past the original album – and adds in all these other tracks recorded during the proceedings, which were done over the course of two different nights in November of 1972 – with a mighty set of long tracks that quadrupalizes the original double album! LP, Vinyl record album

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Isaac HayesPresenting Isaac Hayes (aka In The Beginning) ... LP
Enterprise, 1967. Very Good- ... $2.99
Isaac Hayes' first album as a solo act – and a much more stripped down record than his later baroque symphonic sides! Ike's working here in trio mode – playing piano and singing, alongside bass from Donald Duck Dunn and drums from the great Al Jackson – who brings in a warmly rhythmic approach, especially at moments where we really wouldn't expect it! The tunes are all standards, but they're expanded by Ike in a unique style of singing and rapping – similar to that which would be used with more force on later albums, but done here in a really personal, intimate, and super-sexy way. Tunes include "When I Fall In Love", "Misty", "Precious, Precious", and "You Don't Know Me Like I Know" – and 2 tracks are done in nice extended medley modes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Willie HutchConcert In Blues ... LP
Motown, 1976. Very Good+ ... $9.99
No blues at all – just some great funky soul from the mighty Willie Hutch – served up here on one of his classic full length sets for Motown in the 70s! The vibe's kind of an extension of Willie's great blacksploitation soundtrack material from a few years before – lots of bad-strutting rhythms, peppered with some larger horn arrangements – but a bit more vocals from Willie himself, and lots of sweet guitar too! There's a few great mellow moments that remind us that Hutch can be as super-dope in a laidback mode as in a funky one – and the whole thing was arranged and produced by Willie himself. Includes the single "Party Down", plus "Baby Come Home", "I Finally Made The Headlines", "Stormy Weather", "Precious Pearl", and "Don't Let A Little Money Keep You acting Funny". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnson Spiritual SingersDon't Let The Devil Ride ... LP
Detroit Gospel Reissue Project, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Totally wonderful work from this obscure Detroit group – a quintet of very young gospel singers, and one that gets some wicked work on electric guitar as well! The music has a vibe that's every bit what you'd expect from the cover – very raw, and at-home – with that guy on his knees laying down some bluesy guitar licks on just about every track, really helping the energy of the younger voices to soar! The lyrical themes are spiritual, but the delivery is maybe far grittier than any of the hippest funky 45 soul of the time – on titles that include "It's Going To Rain", "Don't Let The Devil Ride", "Precious Lord", "Jesus Met The Woman At The Well", "Running For Jesus", "I Believe There's A Heaven Somewhere", and "This Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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Phil SeymourPhil Seymour ... LP
Boardwalk, 1980. Sealed ... $16.99
Classic sounds from the well-named "prince of power pop" – the mighty Phil Seymour, a singer who only gave us a few albums at the start of the 80s – but a singer who really helped to define a generation at the time! Seymour came onto the scene after the initial ripples of punk and new wave – and, in a way, his music was almost more of a basic return to standard rock and roll – but without all the overblown trappings of the 70s, in a way that really just focused on the singer and the song, and Seymour's incredible talent for putting over a hook! Titles include "Precious To Me", "I Found A Love", "Let Her Dance", "Won't Finish Here", "Baby It's You", "Love You So Much", "Trying To Get To You", and "Then We Get Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed! Shrinkwrap is a bit aged, with hype stickers and a few small holes.)

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Esperanza SpaldingEsperanza ... CD
Heads Up, 2008. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Sublime work from a truly amazing artist – one who both sings and plays acoustic bass – all in a captivating blend of jazz, soul, and Brazilian styles! Esperanza Spalding has a fresh, unique feel that's all her own – the warmth of a jazz singer like Carmen Lundy, the sharper sensitivities of a bossa vocalist, and the depth of a younger soul artist – all wrapped up in grooves that are undeniably jazzy, with a strong sense of rhythm from Spalding's great work on bass! The set is a great one, and provides a perfect platform for Esperanza's wonderful talents – even more so than her previous import release, and at a much nicer price. Instrumentation is mostly small combo – with lots of piano, a bit of Fender Rhodes, and some trumpet and sax from time to time – and titles include "She Got To You", "Precious", "Ponta De Areia", "I Know You Know", "Fall In", "I Adore You", "Love In Time", and "Mela". CD

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Sister Rosetta TharpeShout Sister Shout ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Late 40s/Late 50s/1960s. New Copy 2CDs ... $18.99 19.99
A fantastic overview of the later genius of Sister Rosetta Tharpe – a key figure in the development of rock, soul, and a number of other styles from that key midcentury moment in American music! Tharpe's a singer with a voice that influenced Aretha Franklin and other female soul artists – and a guitarist with a fast-riffing style that was born in gospel, but had a huge influence on rock and roll – as you'll hear here in a really well-chosen batch of cuts from the second half of her career! The package features two titles from 40s radio broadcasts, but all the rest of the material is from the years 1957 to 1971 – half with Rosetta in front of a larger ensemble, half with just the singer and her guitar. There's a bit less in the way of notes than we'd like, but it appears that much of the solo material is from her live set of 1970 – leaving a mix of other material along the group side of the collection. 30 tracks in all – with titles that include "Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down", "Mansions In The Sky", "Didn't It Rain", "Rock Daniel", "Shout Sister Shout", "This Train", "Precious Moment", "Up Above My Head I Hear Music", "Peace In The Valley", "Is Everyone Happy", and "Vacation In The Sky". CD

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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 ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
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. CD

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VariousHigh School High – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Big Beat, 1996. Used ... $3.99
How many films have there been that just sucked, but had a dope soundtrack? Includes Pete Rock & The Large Professor "The Rap World", Inspectah Dek & U-God "Semi-Automatic Full Rap Metal Jacket", KRS One "High School Rock", The Roots "The Good, the Bad and The Desolate", De La "I Can't Call It", Tribe Called Quest "Peace, Prosperity & Paper", RZA, Meth & Capp "Wu Wear – The Garment Renaissance", Artifacts "The Ultimate (You Know The Time)" and D'Angelo w/Erykah Badu "Your Precious Love". CD
(Some pen over the track listings on the rear artwork.)

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VariousNigeria 70 Vol 4 – No Wahala – Highlife, Afro Funk, & Juju 1973 to 1987 ... LP
Strut (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
The musical wealth of Nigeria seems to know no bounds – especially when it comes to the worlds of funk and soul-styled records – and you can take it from us that when we're digging for vintage African gems, more than most seem to come from Nigeria in the 70s and 80s! That's why, even into the 4th volume of this excellent series, the whole thing still explodes like a completely fresh discovery of music – filled with songs that we'd not discovered before, many of which have never been reissued either – all pulled together in a beautiful package that offers up enough thoughtful comments on the music to show that the guys at Strut always know where they're going when they reissue rare gems like this! Titles include "Sickness" by Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz, "Africa" by Sina Bakare, "Oni Suru" by Odeyemi, "Onuma Dimnobi" by International Brothers Band, "Kinuye" by Don Bruce & The Angels, "Let Them Say" by Rogana Ottah & His Black Heroes, "Psychedelic Shoes" by Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes, "Iziegbe" by Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Titbitis, "Mundiya Loju" by MA Jaiyesimi & His Crescent Bros Band, "Obonogbozu" by Osayomore Joseph & The Creative 7, "Black Precious Colour" by Felixson Ngasia & The Survivals, and "Special Secret Of Baby" by Saxon Lee & The Shadows International. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRhythm & Bluesin By The Bayou – Bop Cat Stomp ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
The depths of Louisiana soul know no bounds – not just the countless great singers and singles that came from the New Orleans scene, but the wealth of wonderful work that flowed from the rest of the state as well! This collection, like the others in the series, does a fantastic job of bringing forth a huge amount of under-documented Louisiana soul material – some of it issued on singles, some not released at the time – all given the fantastic treatment that we've always loved from Ace Records – which means very detailed notes, great sound, and everything you need to make the enjoyment of the compilation way more than just finding a set of songs online! Most of this material is from that time when R&B was shifting into soul – with plenty of bluesy currents in the mix – and titles include "Everybody Wants To Know" by Lester Robertson, "Tomorrow I'll Be Gone" by Elizabeth, "Come On Home" by Prince Charles, "Rocks On My Pillow" by Cookie & The Cupcakes, "It Happened So Fast" by Clifton Chenier, "I Wants You" by Ashton Savoy, "For Your Precious Love" by Sonny Martin, "Raise Some San" by Jay Nelson & His Jumpers, "Bye Bye Baby" by The Yellow Jacket, "My Life For Your Love" by Blues Boy Palmer, "Augustine" by Rockin Sidney, "Shake It Up" by Thaddeus Declouet, "Bop Cat Stomp" by King Charles, and even a few tracks by unknown artists, rescued from rare tapes – "I Found My Baby" and "Be My Baby Doll". CD

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✨✧ Steve BlackVillage Boogie ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ 4th ComingStrange Things – The Complete Works 1970 to 1974 ... CD
Now Again, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinAmazing Grace ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetBlues On Bach ... CD
Atlantic, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetBlues On Bach ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Regret", "Precious Joy", "Blues In H", "Blues In C Minor", "Rise Up In The Morning", and "Blues In B Flat". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ PretendersPretenders (with bonus disc) (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Sire/Rhino, 1979. Used 2CD Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest mainstream rock and roll debuts of all time – and a record that still blows away just about any other later work by The Pretenders! The set's got this raw, sneering power that's neither punk, nor new wave – but which seems to be very much of that moment – a very unique blend of the group's Ohio roots and their London experience – honed to razor-sharp perfection, but never slick or polished at all. Chrissie Hynde is quite far from her ballad modes, and brings this raw, adult vibe to the record that really sets a whole new level for women in rock – never sweet, but never sexed-up either – standing as firmly in the group alongside her masculine cohorts as she does on the cover. Production is great – oddly dark in all the right ways, but with a very simple elegance – and the album's near-perfect from start to finish – with tracks that include "Precious", "The Phone Call", "Tattooed Love Boys", "Private Life", "Kid", "The Wait", and "Mystery Achievement" – plus a bonus disc packed with unreleased demo and live tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ StaplesPass It On ... LP
Warner, 1976. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Staples 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 a large stain and some wear.)

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✨✧ StonegroundFamily Album ... LP
Warner, 1971. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sprawling double-length album from Bay Area rockers Stoneground – a set that's got more than enough space for the large ensemble to really show off and shine! The group's noteworthy as being a post-Beau Brummels project of Sal Valentino – who handles vocals and guitar here, as part of a ten-piece lineup with a very collaborative vibe – different singers on many of the tracks, and a sound that mixes roots-oriented rock with some occasional soul touches too – but all with a spirit that's relatively spontaneous, and never as canned as later efforts like this. Female singers include Lynne Hughes, Annie Sampson, Lydia Moreno, and Deirdre La Porte – and the first three sides were recorded live, for radio broadcast – the fourth in the studio in LA. Titles include "Big River", "Precious Lord", "Queen Sweet Dreams", "Richland Woman", "Super Clown", "Won't Be Long", "Total Destruction To Your Mind", "It's Not Easy", "It Takes A Lot To Laugh", "No Doreen", and "If You Gotta Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ TemptationsTemptations Live! ... LP
Gordy, 1967. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Motown live albums of the 60s – a really wonderful set from The Temptations, and one that explodes with even more energy than their studio sides of the time! The recording quality is great – in a way that really brings an edge to the music, and seems to sharpen the group's harmonies even more. There's still a Motown sound in the backings, but the live presentation shows just how much power the group had on their own without any heavier arrangements or production – and the crowd response indicates that the audience certainly feels the same way! Titles include "What Love Has Joined Together", "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep", "I Wish You Love", "Get Ready", "You'll Lose A Precious Love", "Don't Look Back", "Ain't Too Proud To Beg", and a medley that includes "I'll Be In Trouble". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousNigeria 70 Vol 4 – No Wahala – Highlife, Afro Funk, & Juju 1973 to 1987 ... CD
Strut (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The musical wealth of Nigeria seems to know no bounds – especially when it comes to the worlds of funk and soul-styled records – and you can take it from us that when we're digging for vintage African gems, more than most seem to come from Nigeria in the 70s and 80s! That's why, even into the 4th volume of this excellent series, the whole thing still explodes like a completely fresh discovery of music – filled with songs that we'd not discovered before, many of which have never been reissued either – all pulled together in a beautiful package that offers up enough thoughtful comments on the music to show that the guys at Strut always know where they're going when they reissue rare gems like this! Titles include "Sickness" by Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz, "Africa" by Sina Bakare, "Oni Suru" by Odeyemi, "Onuma Dimnobi" by International Brothers Band, "Kinuye" by Don Bruce & The Angels, "Let Them Say" by Rogana Ottah & His Black Heroes, "Psychedelic Shoes" by Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes, "Iziegbe" by Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Titbitis, "Mundiya Loju" by MA Jaiyesimi & His Crescent Bros Band, "Obonogbozu" by Osayomore Joseph & The Creative 7, "Black Precious Colour" by Felixson Ngasia & The Survivals, and "Special Secret Of Baby" by Saxon Lee & The Shadows International. CD
Also available Nigeria 70 Vol 4 – No Wahala – Highlife, Afro Funk, & Juju 1973 to 1987 ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ ZZ TopTres Hombres ... LP
London, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early breakthrough for ZZ Top – a raucous hard electric blues rock classic that was popular at the time, if not critically beloved – finally getting its deserved respect nowadays for timeless grit and groove! The opening couple of classics "Waitin' For The Bus" and "Jesus Just Left Chicago" flow one to the other seamlessly and set the mood perfectly, and it's pretty much one great tune after another from there, including "Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers", "Master Of Sparks", "Hot, Blue And Righteous", "Move Me On Down The Line", "Precious And Grace", the almighty, never to diminish "La Grange", "Sheik" and "Have You Heard". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereophonic pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Bob DylanSlow Train Coming (Hybrid SACD pressing) ... 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
(Digipack case has some light edgewear.)
Also available Slow Train Coming ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Montgomery ExpressMontgomery Express Does Party Fever & Other Songs Of The Montgomery Movement ... CD
Folkways, 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ ZZ TopTres Hombres ... CD
Warner, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
An early breakthrough for ZZ Top – a raucous hard electric blues rock classic that was popular at the time, if not critically beloved – finally getting its deserved respect nowadays for timeless grit and groove! The opening couple of classics "Waitin' For The Bus" and "Jesus Just Left Chicago" flow one to the other seamlessly and set the mood perfectly, and it's pretty much one great tune after another from there, including "Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers", "Master Of Sparks", "Hot, Blue And Righteous", "Move Me On Down The Line", "Precious And Grace", the almighty, never to diminish "La Grange", "Sheik" and "Have You Heard". CD

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✨✧ Patrick CorneliusThis Should Be Fun ... CD
Posi tone, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Patrick Cornelius steps out here both as a strong leader, and as a great songwriter too – on a set that's filled with almost all original material from the pen of the alto saxophonist – tunes that have a strong sense of color and verve, which makes the record one of the most illuminating to date from Cornelius! The group's also got a real strength in the piano of John Escreet – who has some sharper edges that really enrich the vibe of the record – and Patrick's alto lines are also balanced with a nice sense of depth from trombonist Nick Vayenas, a player we don't know at all – but who seems to be finding his own with the set. The rest of the group features Ben Allison on bass and Mark Ferber on drums – and titles include "Precious Souls", "Telescope", "Big Pictures", "This Should Be Fun", "For Morgan", and "Restless Willow". CD

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Jerry ButlerBest Of The Vee Jay Years ... CD
Vee Jay/Shout Factory, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Amazing work by one of our favorite soul singers ever – the legendary Jerry Butler, heard here in his crucial early years at Vee Jay Records! Jerry first recorded for the label as part of the young Impressions trio with Curtis Mayfield, but was pulled out to become a solo act on his own – and the result was a batch of tunes that clearly helped forge a new generation in soul music – allowing a male vocalist to skirt the line between expressive emotion and sophisticated reserve, a quality that earned Jerry the nickname of "Iceman" during these early years. It's hard to adequately sum up the power of this work in words, so we'll let Jerry's magnificent recordings do the job for us – and will only say that the set features a total of 16 tracks in all, including the titles "Find Another Girl", "He Will Break Your Heart", "Need To Belong", "Message To Martha", "Make It Easy On Yourself", "I Stand Accused", "Let It Be Me", "Good Times", "I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore", "Aware Of Love", "Moon River", "Find Another Girl", "I'm A Telling You", "You Can Run", "For Your Precious Love", and "Come Back My Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Cesar ComancheWooden Nickels Revisited – 1998 to 1999 ... CD
Beathut LTD, Late 90s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Late 90s work from Justus League MC Cesar Comanche – mostly produced by 9th Wonder! Tracks include "The Beginning", "J-Villyrical", "Villianry", "Ode To Love", "WJLR", "Postponed", "Strange", "Trust", "No Respect" feat Edgar Allen Floe, "Headache", "Amnesia" and "J-Villlyrical (Pure 9th) 2006", plus the bonus tracks "Precious Time (Song version)" and "Amnesia 2006". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jimmy JonesGood Timin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Globe, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great little soul album from singer Jimmy Jones – a sweetly voice crooner who bridges the gap between rougher soul artists, and the smoother sounds of singers like Sam Cooke and Jessie Belvin. The album's his only one from the time – and it features the single "Handy Man", plus "For You", "Ready For Love", "My Precious Angel", "Good Timin", "A Wondrous Place", "Never Had it So Good", and "I Just Go For You". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Swing Out SisterKaleidoscope World (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Phonogram/Fontana (UK), 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
Standout early work from Swing Out Sister – the group's second album, and one of their best from the time! The team of Andrew Connell and Corinne Drewery had well proven their ability to craft a jazz-tinged tune on the first album – and on this set, they take off in a style that's a bit more classically soulful – working through a good range of influences that infuse their sound with a warm tone that's kept this one close to our hearts over the years. The production is great – quite mature, and with the right orchestral touches to make the tunes work – and titles include "You On My Mind", "Forever Blue", "Tainted", "Heart For Hire", "Precious Words", "Masquerade", and "The Kaleidoscope Affair". CD features bonus instrumental mixes too! CD
(BMG music club pressing.)
 
 
 



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