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Smokey RobinsonQuiet Storm ... LP
Tamla, 1975. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Incredible work – a record that should be in every household! Smokey breaks free of the group sound of the Miracles albums – hitting a whole new mode, and inventing the "Quiet Storm" radio format along the way! The title cut – "Quiet Storm" – is a majestic long-building track that's as important to mellow soul as Larry Mizell's work was to jazz funk at the same time, and it's got a similar layering effect that has sounds building and spinning, with a bit of sound effects, great keyboards, and cool moogy touches that recall some of Bobbi Humphrey's best work for Blue Note, but filtered through a mellow ballad style. The whole album's great, and other tracks include "Baby That's Backatcha", "The Agony & The Ecstasy", "Coincidentally", and "Wedding Song". Proof that Motown was still great in the 70's! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light ring wear.)

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✨✧ Main IngredientQuiet Storm ... CD
RCA, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A totally great set for fans of harmony soul – way better than just a greatest hits by the group! The Main Ingredient are probably best remembered for their bouncier pop tunes – but we've always loved the group best for their sweet mellow tunes, the kind of late nite harmony tracks that originally got the group noticed with fans on the east coast, and which, at some level, are still their greatest contribution to 70s soul. This beautifully-selected package is a dream of a set – and features some of the group's best work in the style, often hitting on obscure album tracks that might have gotten lost in the shifting sands of time. Titles include "Spinning Around", "You've Been My Inspiration", "You Ain't Got It No Way", "Where Where You When I Needed You", "Don't Wonder Why", "The Girl I Left Behind", "It's So Sweet", "I'm So Proud", "You've Got To Take It", and "I'm Leaving This Time". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole, booklet has a small promo sticker.)

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✨✧ MonicaAin't Nobody (main, quiet storm mix, acapella, radio edit, no rap) ... 12-inch
Rowdy, 1996. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Featuring Naughty By Nature. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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✨✧ ChateauFeelings/Strike A Spark ... 7-inch
Quiet Storm/Past Due, 1984. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
A rare bit of Bay Area funk – originally issued on the label Quiet Storm, but with a sound that's anything but! "Feelings" is full, flowing, and very rich – a great groove that might have been right at home in the disco generation, but has maybe a slightly more complicated rhythm – which is matched by these great vocal inflections from lead singer Alan Ross! The cut is super-catchy – and is backed here by the equally funky "Strike A Spark" – a groove that's maybe got a few more 80s electro funk touches, but a sound that's every bit as warm and soulful! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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✨✧ Gene ChandlerYour Love Looks Good On Me ... LP
Fast Fire, 1985. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Although Gene Chandler wasn't scoring nearly as big in the 80s as he was in the 60s, he was still a great vocalist, and could turn out some good material when he wanted to. This album's more than enough proof of that – and it features some good mellow tracks that have Gene singing in a sophisticated quiet storm sort of style. The best number is "Haven't I Heard That Line Before" – and other tracks include "You'll Never Be Free Of Me", "Lucy", and "Please You Tonight". The record's got some uptempo numbers that fall flat, so stick to the ballads and mellow cuts. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Isley BrothersBeautiful Ballads ... CD
T Neck/Epic, 1970s. Used ... $3.99
Although the Isley Brothers seem to be best remembered for their funky work of the 70s – which shows up again and again on compilations and soundtracks of music from the time – we've always equally loved their way with a ballad, as the group had a really sweet sound when they wanted to, perfectly formed for more intimate numbers, which they always still managed to deliver with a slight bit of rhythm under the mix. The set features mostly tracks from their glory years of the 70s – including "Hello It's Me", "Choosey Lover", "Make Me Say It Again Girl (parts 1 & 2)", "All In My Lover's Eyes", "Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time For Love) (parts 1 & 2)", and "You're The Key To My Heart" – but it also features the big 80s quiet storm hit "Caravan Of Love", which was performed by the Isley Jasper Isley team. 14 tracks in all. CD

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Paul JohnsonPaul Johnson ... LP
Epic, 1987. Very Good ... $1.99
One of the few US releases by R&B singer Paul Johnson – formerly with the group Paradise before he recorded this debut album as a solo act for Epic. The album's a mixture of quiet storm and slow jam styles – a good fit for Johnson's vocals, which aren't that over the top, but do fuse well with the arrangements on the set. Ttiles include "When Love Comes Calling", "Don't Pass Me By", "Where Can You Be", "Intimate Friends", "Every Kinda People", and "Are We Strong Enough". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ringwear, with a bit of pen and a center split spine.)

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✨✧ Mobb DeepMurda Muzik ... CD
Loud, 1999. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The last album from Prodigy & Havoc's classic run in the 90s – still with the distinctively raw, now legendary street style of the early to mid-period Mobb Deep – with appearances by Nas, Raekwon, Big Noyd, 8-Ball, Lil Cease, Lil Kim and more. In their prime, Mobb Deep had a way of giving tried-it-true street rap a deeper emotional resonance than many of thier peers – without compromising on the grit or headnodding vibe – and there's plenty of prime material on Murda Muzik. 17 tracks in all: "Streets Raised Me", "Let A Ho Be A Ho", the classic "Quiet Storm" (plus a remix with Lil Kim), "Thug Muzik", "Murda Muzik", "It's Mine" with Nas, "The Realest" with Kool G Rap, "Can't F– Wit" wtih Raekwon & more. CD

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✨✧ Smokey RobinsonPure Smokey ... LP
Motown, 1974. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Excellent mid 70s work from Smokey, recorded right before his landmark Quiet Storm album, and in a smooth sophisticated style that showed that he was definitely on the right track after splitting from the Miracles! The sound here is totally great – a new level of sophistication for Robinson, and proof that he was one of the key folks who would take soul music to new levels in the 70s! The record includes the excellent "Virgin Man", a loping midtempo track that's not only a great stepper, but also a famous sample riff. Other tracks include "I Am I Am", "Fulfill Your Need", "Just Passing Through", "The Love Between Me & My Kids", and "It's Her Turn To Live". LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing.)

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Smokey RobinsonTime Flies When You're Having Fun ... CD
RobSo, 2009. Used ... $1.99
Time flies, but Smokey Robinson keeps things cool – laidback and mellow, and very much in the mode of his best solo work from earlier years – with a subtle glow in the backings that has us thinking "quiet storm" all over again! Given Robinson's rep, it would have been easy to just record any sort of dross, and expect a few sales – but Smokey's really gone deep this time around, and has focused on the elements that really work best for his famous vocal style – a spare mix of keyboards and mellow rhythms, produced with a slightly earthy feel at points – which arguably makes this set the most "classic" sounding record Robinson's recorded since the 70s! There's a few famous guests on the record – Carlos Santana, India Arie, and Joss Stone – but even they can't get in the way, and we're damn impressed at how much Smokey's in control throughout. Titles include "Girl Friend", "Time Flies", "Don't Know Why", "Love Bath", "That Place", "Whatcha Gonna Do", "Satisfy You", "You're Just My Life", "You're The One For Me", and "Please Don't Take Your Love". CD

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StrokeStroke ... CD
Mirage/FTG (France), 1985. Used ... $9.99
The bass gets plenty of stroke on this mid 80s set – a record that hangs somewhere between 80s groove and Prince-era funk – but with a bit of quiet storm feel at times too! The tunes are pretty lean, not nearly as excessive as they could be – and often, a key instrumental element really helps set the scene from the start – making for a simple, but effective hook into a song. Overall, Stroke's got a sound that's a lot classier than their name – definitely one of those 80s groups that should have risen a lot higher than some of the bigger chart acts of the era. Titles include "All Night", "Take Me Back", "Tell Me", "Uptown", "Just Let Me Luv You", and "Stroke". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousNight Walker – The Jack Nitzsche Story Volume 3 ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Jack Nitzsche was one of the greatest producers of the LA scene of the 60s – a legendary talent whose work was a key counterpart to frequent associate Phil Spector, but which also took on lots of other weird twists and turns of its own! Jack has this mad appeal that you can probably guess from his image on the cover – a quiet genius who really finds a way to make artists shine at their best – whether he's working the knobs in the studio, or just scoring an arrangement or penning a tune! This volume is easily the most wild of Ace Records' series on Nitzsche – and features lots of offbeat tunes that almost feel more like Kim Fowley tracks than some of the more mainstream numbers that came from Jack's hands. The range of music here is really wonderful – lots of lost LA gems from the 60s, plus a few key tracks from later years too – in a lineup that includes "Puddin N Tain" by The Alley Cats, "What About You" by Ramona King, "Educated Fool" by Billy Storm, "Daddy You Just Gotta Let Him In" by The Satisfactions, "Louie Louie" by Honey Ltd, "Little Boy" by The Crystals, "Night Walker" by Jack Nitzsche, "If My Car Could Only Talk" by Lou Christie, and "Night Time Girl" by Modern Folk Quintet. CD

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✨✧ Pauli CarmanDial My Number ... LP
CBS, 1986. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked set from the 80s soul mainstream – the first solo album from the lead singer from Champaign! Pauli Carman's look on the cover definitely gives away the feel of the album – sweet 80s soul with a nice blend of beats and keyboards in the mix, all with the right sort of emphasis to balance out the vocals! Pauli's got a bit more bite than you'd expect for such a classy look on the cover – but he's also great at sliding into a mellow, or midtempo number – the kind of quiet storm 80s tracks that are often a good balance to the more beat-heavy tracks on a record like this. Titles include "Dial My Number", "Lose Control", "High & Low", "You Impress Me", "Flashback", "Close To The Bone", and "Dangerous". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, ring & edge wear, reinforced tape holding the spine, and some peeled spots and writing in pen on front.)

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✨✧ Norman ConnorsThis Is Your Life ... LP
Arista, 1977. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic bit of modern soul from Norman Connors – proof that he was still growing and changing as an artist, continuing to push his groove into whole new areas as the 70s progressed. The record takes the smooth jazzy sound of the earlier Buddah sides, sharpens it into a more sophisticated modern soul style, fused with a bit of a quiet storm vocal approach, to create a wonderfully mature album of silky soul tracks. Part of the strength comes from the vocalists – who include Eleanor Mills and Jean Carn – and Norman also does a bit of singing on the record, and comes across surprisingly well. Tracks include "Stella", "This Is Your Life", "Wouldn't You Like To See", "Butterfly", "Captain Connors", and a wonderful jazzy soul reworking of "The Creator Has A Master Plan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ringwear and some aging with an index sticker in the top left.)

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✨✧ Howard HewettVery Best Of Howard Hewett ... CD
Rhino/Elektra, 1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
16 tracks by Howard Hewett – the ex-lead singer of Shalamar who went onto become one of the 80s strongest quiet storm vocalists! The set begins with 2 from Shalamar – "This Is For The Lover In You" and "Somewhere There's A Love" – plus lots of other mellow tracks, including "I Commit To Love", "Stay", "I'm For Real", "I Can't Tell You Why", "Just Like A Woman", "Can We Try Again", "When Will It Be", "If I Could Only Have That Day Back", and "Show Me". Also includes "Heaven Sent You", recorded with Stanley Clarke. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Michael JacksonForever Michael ... LP
Motown, 1975. Sealed Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great one from Michael Jackson – easy to miss between the pillars of his earlier work with his brothers, and his later stuff with Quincy Jones, but equally great for that reason! The album's got Michael singing in a smooth soul mode that's really nice – almost like Smokey Robinson's Quiet Storm period in its sophistication, but with more of a groove on most tracks. The record sports some great arrangements by James Carmichael that really take Michael into adulthood – and the tracks include "We're Almost There", "Take Me Back", "Cinderella Stay Awhile", "We've Got Forever", "Just A Little Bit Of You", "You Are There", and "I'll Come Home To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing.)

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✨✧ ManhattansBack To Basics ... LP
Columbia, 1986. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Manhattans get back to basics, but they're also working with a sound that's a bit smoother and more contemporary than before – a mix of slightly grooving rhythms and mellower quiet storm moments, the latter of which is especially well-suited to their vocals! There's a bit less harmonizing than before – at least on the main lyrics of the tunes – but the sound is still plenty darn great, and the group remain head and shoulders above most of the younger soul groups of the time. Regina Belle delivers guest vocals on one track, and Bobby Womack wrote and produced a number of tracks on the set. Titles include "Change Of Heart", "All I Need", "Mr DJ", "Just Like You", "Maybe Tomorrow", "Don't Look In My Eyes", and "Neither One Of Us". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut cover, includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some ring & edge wear, some worn spots in the die-cut, and a promo stamp on back.)

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✨✧ By All MeansBy All Means ... CD
Island, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
Warm soul from By All Means – a key group in the quiet storm soul years of the mid 80s – one that's equally well-suited to mellow numbers and more upbeat groovers! The trio features two male vocalists and one female – Jimmy Varner, Billy Sheppard, and Lynn Roderick – but the style of the record often has one singer coming out strongly in the lead, while the other two harmonize sweetly to warm things up at just the right moments. The beats are a bit heavy, but still quite far from some of the too-clunky commercial modes of the time – and the set features a bit of a jazzy undercurrent, which makes for a nicely classy sound. Titles include "I Surrender To Your Love", "Let's Get Started Now", "Does It Feel Good To You", "We're Into This Groove", "I Believe In Y ou", and "I'm The One Who Loves You". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ramsey Lewis & Nancy WilsonTwo Of Us ... LP
Columbia, 1984. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Ramsey Lewis and Nancy Wilson – two key soulful talents from the 60s, working together beautifully here in a mid 80s set! The album's almost more Randy's than it is Nancy's given that Lewis takes a few tunes instrumentally, working in a blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation that's very much in his best early 80s Columbia Records mode. But things really come together when Nancy joins in – bringing her mature, soulful approach to the tunes – and really tying them together wonderfully with her vocals! Stanley Clarke produced, and there's definitely some echoes here of his own music of the time – and titles include "Ram", "Quiet Storm", "Never Wanna Say Goodnight", "Closer Than Close", and "Breaker Beat". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousMotown Remixed Vol 3 EP – Chill ... LP
Motown/Universal, 2005. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
"Motown" and "chill" aren't two words we'd necessarily use in the same sentence (or the same decade for that matter!) – but the remixes on this set manage to bring the two together nicely, and take an older Motown groove into the realm of downtempo and electronics! The EP features 3 longer tracks from the Motown Remix CD – and titles include "Papa Was A Rollin Stone (DJ Jazzy Jeff & Pete Kuzma soulful mix)" by The Temptations, "Let's Get It On (Da Producers MPG groove mix)" by Marvin Gaye, and "Quiet Storm (Groove Boutique chill jazz mix)" by Smokey Robinson, which features bonus vibes by Roy Ayers! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ WhispersWhisper In Your Ear/Whispers/Imagination (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Solar/Robinsongs (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A trio of classic albums from The Whispers – with bonus tracks too! On the first set, the mighty group does way more here than just Whisper in your ear – as they're completely on top of their game, ending the 70s with a wickedly sharp sound that would help them stand strong for years to come! The group started in fragile harmony soul modes, grew with confidence in the 70s, hit a bit of a dancefloor mode – and here step off with this mature style that's totally wonderful – the best of all worlds together as one – shaped by arrangements from Tom Tom 84, Gene Page, and Keni Burke! Titles include "Whisper In Your Ear", "Homemade Lovin'", "If I Don't Get Your Love", "Love At Its Best", "Can't Do Without Love", and "Pretty Lady". The 1979 Whispers album was one of a few to bear the group's name as its title – and it's also one of our favorite albums by The Whispers – a later gem with some really great songs, and a sound that shows the group strongly moving into hit territory! In some way, the album's almost a return to the mellow harmony soul of the group's roots – slowing down the pace from the disco years to craft some extremely great ballads and midtempo numbers. There's still a bunch of great club tracks too – like the classic "And The Beat Goes On" – but in a way, our favorite tracks are the mellower ones, like "Lady", "I Love You", and the sublime, "A Song For Donny", a tribute to the late Donny Hathaway, written around the music of his classic "This Christmas". On Imagination, the group takes off from the Philly groove style of their late 70s work, moving into a style that picks up all the best touches of the early 80s LA sound – electro keyboards, but not too much; quiet storm production, but not so much so that the album's smothered in it; and a professional approach to harmonies and songwriting that showed that the group was still an unstoppable force in soul music! Includes "Imagination", "It's A Love Thing", "Say You", "I Can Make It Better" and "Up On Soul Train". Bonus tracks include an instrumental of "Song For Donny" – plus 7" mixes of "Can't Do Without Love", "Can You Do The Boogie", "And The Beat Goes On", "It's A Love Thing", and "I Can Make It Better". CD

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✨✧ MtumeBody & Soul (Take Me) (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1986. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A nice smooth 80s quiet storm numbers – off the Theater Of The Mind album, with a slinky late night feel. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Sarah Elgeti QuartetDawn Comes Quietly ... CD
Gateway (Denmark), 2019. Used ... $4.99
Features Elgeti on tenor sax, flute & bass clarinet, Nils Raae on keys, Anders Krogh Fjeldsted on bass, Henrik Holst Hansen on drums, and Sidsel Storm on vocals. CD

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Eric DolphyCandid Dolphy ... CD
Candid (UK), 1960. Used ... $4.99
A collection of work that Eric Dolphy cut for the Candid label in 1960 – most of it under the name of other leaders, pulled from a variety of records, and remastered here to make a strong collection of tracks that documents this semi-lost chapter of Dolphy's career. Given the strength of the short-lived Candid label – a hotbed of modern jazz in the early 60s, filled with Newport Rebels like Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Booker Little, and Dolphy – the sides are all on a par, or better than, Dolphy's work for other labels at the time. Titles include "Reincarnation Of A Love Bird (take 1)", "Stormy Weather (take 1)", "Quiet Please (take 1)", "Moods In Free Time (take 5)", "Hazy Hues (take 5)", and "African Lady (take 4)". CD

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