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VariousHello Heartbreaker – Uptown Soul From Scepter, Wand, & Musicor ... CD
Playback, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A deep deep look at the New York soul powerhouse trio of labels Scepter, Wand, & Musicor – maybe best known for their big 60s recordings by Dionne Warwick and Chuck Jackson – but a trilogy of labels with a much deeper commitment to soul overall! This excellent package brings together 28 tracks in all, most of them obscure singles from some of the lesser-known artists to record for the family of labels – but still done with that rich production style that was known as uptown soul – full arrangements, and a strong mix of strings with rhythms – but in a way that still lets the deeper currents of the singers come to the forefront of the mix! The approach is very different than music from Detroit and Chicago at the time, and was really maybe the greatest calling card for New York soul during the time – served up beautifully here, in a collection that features 14 tracks that appear on CD for the first time ever. Titles include "Two Stupid Feet" by The Tabs, "Cry Me A River" by Marie Knight, "Brother Where Are You" by The Demotrons, "Dearly Beloved" by Jack Montgomery, "Accept Me" by The Diplomats, "Turn Back The Time" by Judy Clay, "Hey Child I Love You" by JJ Barnes, "A Thousand Rivers" by Roscoe Robinson, "My Only Prayer" by Lois Lane, "Through A Long & Sleepless Night (alt)" by Jimmy Radcliffe, "In Between Tears" by Lenny Miles, and "She's Gone" by Tony Drake. CD

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✨✧ Velvet Underground & NicoScepter Studios Sessions ... LP
Scepter/Universal, 1966. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare material from The Velvet Underground – early 1966 recordings by the group, done at Scepter Studios, and with a very different feel than the material you'll know from their first album! The release is a great treasure – an early look at this group in formation, and already more powerful than sounds from almost all their contemporaries – and certainly most of the folks recording at Scepter! Titles include early versions of "Heroin", "Femme Fatale", "Run Run Run", "Waiting For The Man", "I'll Be Your Mirror", "Black Angel's Death Song", and "European Son". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent UME pressing #02838.)
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CookerNowhere At All (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Scepter, 1974. Very Good ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Tommy HuntI Am A Witness/I'm With You ... 7-inch
Scepter, 1963. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Tommy HuntIt's All A Bad Dream/You Made A Man Out Of Me ... 7-inch
Scepter, 1964. Very Good ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some marker and a drillhole.)

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Memphis SlimBlues Portrait ... LP
Scepter, 1966. Near Mint- ... $33.99
A rare Scepter Records set from Memphis Slim – with titles that include "Misery", "The Comeback", "Boogie Jam", "HCF Boogie", "The Blues Is Everywhere", "Driving Wheel", and "Life Is Like That". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole on the front.)

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Thelonious MonkProphet ... LP
Scepter, 1954. Sealed ... $29.99
Solo recordings with titles including "Round About Midnight", "Reflections", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Portrait Of An Ermite", "Manganese", "Off Minor" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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ShirellesFoolish Little Girl/It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World ... CD
Scepter/Ace (UK), 1963. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Two Shirelles albums from 1963 – back to back on a single CD! Foolish Little Girl is a great little album – one that has The Shirelles mixing their deep soul vocals with some sweeter uptown arrangements produced by the great Luther Dixon – for a trademark sound that put the Scepter label on the map. There's a few uptempo numbers that border on the sock radio soul of the time, but most of the stuff's got a right in the pocket groove – much deeper soul than you might expect! The record's also got some nice lesser-known New York tracks that make it well worthwhile – and titles include "Abra Ka Dabra", "Hard Times", "Foolish Little Girl", "I Didn't Mean To Hurt You", "Talk Is Cheap", and "Don't Say Goodnight & Mean Goodbye". Mad Mad World is an odd little record by The Shirelles – a set that almost looks like a soundtrack for the hit film listed in the title, but one that stands strongly next to the group's other great albums of the early 60s! The record boasts a very groovy version the "Mad Mad World" theme, sung by the girls in a number of different languages – and although that version wasn't in the film, the set does include 2 tracks that were used in the movie – "31 Flavors" and "You Satisfy My Soul" – both very groovy, upbeat soul numbers. Other tracks are equally great too – and titles include "Boys", "20th Century Rock & Roll", "Everybody's Going Mad", and "Love On The Moon". CD

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Spyder's GangWaitin' Line/Juananita Bonagetta ... 7-inch
Scepter, 1972. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has an index sticker.)

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TraitsHarlem Shuffle/Somewhere ... 7-inch
Scepter, Late 60s. Good ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black label Universal pressing. NOTE: VINYL HAS A CRACK, BUT IS PLAYABLE.)

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Dionne WarwickDionne Warwick's Greatest Motion Picture Hits ... LP
Scepter, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
A late 60s collection of groovy tunes fronted by the always gorgeous voice of Dionne Warwick – some from movies she starred in, some from soundtracks she recorded, and others from films that she never had a hand in at all – other than covering the material and completely making it her own! Arrangements are by Burt Bacharach on half the tunes, but the groove is shaken up nicely on some other tunes arranged by Pat Williams, Garry Sherman, Bobby Scott and a couple of others – and titles include "Slaves", "The April Fools", "A House Is Not A Home", "The Look Of Love", "Alfie", and "Valley Of the Dolls". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued seam.)

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Dionne WarwickGolden Hits Part 1 ... LP
Scepter, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Lovely early work from Dionne – one of the greatest voices to ever get the support of the great Burt Bacharach, the guiding hand on this tasty batch of early singles! We hardly need tell you about these tracks, because if you know Dionne at all – these are the songs you know! Titles include "Walk On By", "Wishin & Hopin", "Don't Make Me Over", "Anyone Who Had A Heart", "Reach Out For Me", and "You'll Never Get To Heaven If You Break My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear.)

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Dionne WarwickSoulful ... LP
Scepter, 1969. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Dionne's certainly winning the "soulful" tag on this albums – working with Memphis producer Chips Moman, in a mode that's clearly designed to give her more credibility with the hipper soul scene at the end of the 60s! Burt Bacharach's still in the shadows, but Moman's the real genius on this set – working with Dionne to create a style that's got some of the same touches as Aretha Franklin's work on Atlantic, but a bit smoother overall – in keeping with the Warwick vocal mode. Dionne opens up amazingly in the set – hitting notes never heard on the Bacharach sides, and going for an almost gospel-inspired approach on a few numbers. Tracks includes "I'm Your Puppet", "You've Lost That Loving Feeling", "You're All I Need To Get By", "Do Right Woman", "People Get Ready", "We Can Work It Out", and "People Got To Be Free". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing – a nice copy!)

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J Frank Wilson, Roy Head, Traits, Sunny & The Sunliners, & OthersGreatest Hits From The Soul Of Texas ... LP
Scepter, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $18.99
A great collection of 60s gems from the Lone Star state – raw rock and a bit of soul – with work from Sunny & The Sunliners, Traits, Joey Long, Roy Head, and J Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear in one corner, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Dionne WarwickI'll Never Fall In Love Again ... LP
Scepter, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderfully mature work from Dionne Warwick – one of her last few albums for the Scepter label,with a sense of maturity, poise, and grace that tops even Dionne's earliest classics for the label. She's still working heavily here with Burt Bacharach – who produced and arranged most of the songs – with some help from Hal David and Larry Wilcox. And in some way, it's almost like Bacharach's reinvigorated here – moving into a deeper mode that's quite similar to some of the more complicated tunes on his A&M recordings from the same period – almost unafraid of charting or not, and working instead in a completely adult mode that's beautifully constructed through webs of sound and sadness, loss and longing. Titles include "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head", "My Way", "Knowing When To Leave", "Let Me Go To Him", and "Didn't We". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with unglued seams and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Freddie HughesSend My Baby Back (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Scepter/Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic! This is the kind of soul that we still collect vinyl for and are all the more thrilled to see officially reissued by careful curators such as those at Kent UK! Freddie Hughes is one of the great lost voices of the 60s, and this sparkling album of soulful tunes is a real gem – loaded up here with incredible bonus tracks recorded in earlier duo sessions! He's not the same singer as the Freddie Hughes from Chicago – and he hailed from San Francisco, a very unlikely source for such great soul music. The session was recorded with Lonnie Hewitt (Cal Tjader's funky piano player) in SF – but it's got that perfect New York Wand/Scepter "deep soul meets uptown" sound. The tracks are mostly written by Hughes or Hewitt – and they are all pretty amazing, filled with hooks that just don't quit, and some heartbreaking verses that match the work of writers like Curtis Mayfield or Garland Green. Titles include "Send My Baby Back", "He's No Good", "Tonight I'm Gonna See My Baby", "You're My Everything", "Natural Man" (the Aretha classic remodeled for a male perspective) and "I Gotta Keep My Bluff In" and bonus tracks "Love Can't Be Understood" and "My Baby Came Back". Earlier in the decade, Freddie sang in San Francisco duos Casanova II with Wylie Trass and The Soul Brothers with Ken Pleasants. This CD includes "Maybe They're Right", "Love's Philosophy", "I Was A Fool" and "We Got To Keep On" by Casanova II, plus "Let Our Love Go On", "Love's Philosophy" (Pts 1 & 2), "Where's My Baby" and more by The Soul Brothers, many previously unreleased. One more bonus track: "Do The Philly" on the Music City label, credited to The Music City All Stars. CD

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✨✧ Tommy HuntComplete Man – 60s NYC Soul Songs ... CD
Scepter/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic selection of work from the great Tommy Hunt – a male singer who cut some incredible work in the 60s, but never fully got his due! Ace/Kent Records already helped bring Tommy's genius to the forefront with a previous collection – and this second set brings together even more rare, obscure tracks recorded for the Scepter and Dynamo labels – including unissued material – plus rare early singles for Atlantic and Capitol Records too – a wealth of work that will come as a fresh discovery to even big fans of Tommy's music! If you don't know Hunt at all, he's totally fantastic – part of a new wave of mature male soul singers in the 60s who could hit the depths of emotion, while also holding things together – work that's very much in the best spirit of Jerry Butler or Chuck Jackson at the time – but often has a bit more punch, too – and the impeccable New York presentation you might expect from the album's title. The set features 25 tracks in all – and titles include "The Complete Man", "What's The Matter Baby", "I Don't Want To Lose You", "Hold On", "The Clown", "I'll Make You Happy", "Lonely For You", "The Pretty Part Of You", "Never Love A Robin", "I Believe", "Who You Gonna Thrill Tonight", "One Of These Days", "Human", "And I Never Knew", "Born Free", "Son My Son", "The Door Is Open", "Girls Are Sentimental", "I Need A Woman Of My Own", "Searching For My Baby", and "You're So Fine". CD
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ShirellesSwing The Most/Hear & Now ... CD
Ace (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Two albums that were originally put together at a time when The Shirelles were away from the studio – but material that easily stands as some of their best work of the 60s! Swing The Most is beautiful stuff from one of the most soulful 60s pop girl groups – and proof that The Shirelles were always a cut above! The record's a great batch of hard to find songs by the group – including some great Goffin/King numbers – recorded with some surprisingly raw vocals that definitely keep The Shirelles more on the soul side of the spectrum than the pop one – set to some soaring uptown soul arrangements that are totally great! Titles include the classic hit "Oh No, Not My Baby", plus "Get Rid Of Him", "His Lips Get In The Way", "A Girl Is Not A Girl", "Please Go Away", "Lonesome Native Girl", "What Does A Girl Do", and "What A Sweet Thing That Was". Hear & Now is a set that was issued by the Pricewise budget subsidiary of Scepter Records – but one that also features some great lesser-known work by The Shirelles – material that was still unreleased at the time of this LP, mixed here with some bigger hits to round things out nicely! The groove is right up there with other Shirelles work of the time – upbeat, soulful, and definitely setting a new standard for girl group soul. Titles include "Sha La La", "Maybe Tonight", "Tonight You're Gonna Fall In Love With Me", "Not for All The Money", "Lost Love", and "Time Will Tell". CD features some great notes on this unique point in the group's career – with details on their struggle with Scepter Records too. CD

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✨✧ Joe SimonA Bad Case Of Love ... LP
Polydor, 1977. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Bad Case Of Love was recorded in New York with uptown soul legend Teddy Randazzo, who wrote all the tracks on the album. Teddy's style is a great one for Joe, as it kind of recreates the "iceman" sound of the late 60s Wand/Scepter years – which is a perfect style for Simon's rich baritone, and has him coming out like Jerry Butler or Chuck Jackson on the best cuts. Titles include "Coming Down With A Bad Case Of Love", "Show Must Go On", "I've Got A Jones On You Baby", "Baby It's You For Me", and "For Your Love Love Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Denise & Abe/Arthur AlexanderAin't That Lovin/You Better Listen To Me ... 7-inch
Westbound/Kent (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two rare tracks – back to back on a sweet 45! Denise & Abe duet together on "Ain't That Lovin" – a tune that almost has a Norman Whitfield sort of current at the bottom – which gives the whole thing a vibe that's even hipper than the usual sould duo mode! Southern soul legend Arthur Alexander makes a surprising appearance on "You Better Listen To Me" – a nice cut that mixes his deep soul vocals with some sweet uptown soul production – almost like a Scepter/Wand sort of cut! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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