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Mobb Deep/Slick Rick/Naughty By NatureTogether/Shining Star/Dirt By My Lonely ... 12-inch
No Label, 1998. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Slick RickChildren's Story/The Moment I Feared ... 7-inch
Def Jam/Get On Down, 1989. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
The legendary hip hop fable and uberclassic late 80s single from The Ruler – plus the seriously great Great Adventures album track "The Moment I Feared" – the latter featuring formative Bomb Squad-style production by Hank Shocklee & Eric Sadler – in a classic picture sleeve to boot! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Slick RickGreat Adventures Of Slick Rick (2LP pressing) ... LP
Def Jam, 1988. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Slick Rick's first solo album – one of the vital early front-to-back hip hop albums of the late 80s Def Jam prime era – and up there with the best ever! MC Ricky D introduced the world to a whole new rap style on Doug E Fresh's "The Show" and by the time this album dropped the world was more than ready for a full set of his unique flow. There's no other voice like Slick Rick's, with a skewed sense of humor even at it's most profane, which makes it all the more disarming when he gets serious for a minute. He proves himself the master of the storytelling rap of the period, and the Hank Shocklee, Eric Sadler and Jam Master Jay production is top tier, too. Includes "Treat Her Like A Prostitute", "Children's Story", "The Ruler's Back", "Mona Lisa", "Hey Young World", "Teenage Love" and more. Remastered 30th Anniversary edition – classic original tracklist on 2LPs! LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered 30th Anniversary version.)
 
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✨✧ Rick JamesCome Get It ... LP
Gordy, 1978. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Rick James' first LP for Motown subsidiary Gordy, that was to provide the blueprint for his later success. James' trademark pop bass funk style is fully formed on this one already, and though we may once have thought little of the slick production and style, looking back this stuff has a good bit more substance than some of the other commercial R & B of the day. "Mary Jane" & "You & I" were the 2 big hits of this album, which also includes "Be My Lady", "Hollywood" & "Sexy Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and bent corners.)

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✨✧ Rick JamesBustin Out Of L Seven ... CD
Motown, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Think what you might about Rick James, this is actually a pretty darn funky album – with lots of tight bass-heavy grooves! Rick's working here with the Stone City Band, in a style that's leaner and less commercial than some of his later work – going for a mainstream funk approach, but still leaving enough roughness around the edge to make the album appealing to our ears. In a way, the sound here is kind of a tightening up of Fantasy Records funk, given a few P-Funk twists – slick, but never too slick to groove soulfully! Titles include "Bustin Out", "Love Interlude", "High On Your Love Suite", "Spacey Love", "Cop N Blow", and "Fool On The Street". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Rick JamesBustin Out Of L Seven ... LP
Gordy, 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Think what you might about Rick James, this is actually a pretty darn funky album – with lots of tight bass-heavy grooves! Rick's working here with the Stone City Band, in a style that's leaner and less commercial than some of his later work – going for a mainstream funk approach, but still leaving enough roughness around the edge to make the album appealing to our ears. In a way, the sound here is kind of a tightening up of Fantasy Records funk, given a few P-Funk twists – slick, but never too slick to groove soulfully! Titles include "Bustin Out", "Love Interlude", "High On Your Love Suite", "Spacey Love", "Cop N Blow", and "Fool On The Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo sticker, cutout notch, and some wear.)

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✨✧ Rick JamesCome Get It ... CD
Motown, 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rick James' first LP for Motown subsidiary Gordy – an effort that was to provide the blueprint for his later success! James' trademark pop bass funk style is fully formed on this one already, and though we may once have thought little of the slick production and style, looking back this stuff has a good bit more substance than some of the other commercial R & B of the day! "Mary Jane" & "You & I" were the 2 big hits of this album, which also includes "Be My Lady", "Hollywood" & "Sexy Lady". CD
Also available Come Get It ... LP 8.99

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✨✧ Black RobThug Story/Freestyle ... 12-inch
White Label, 1999. Near Mint- ... $0.99
Black Rob's version of Slick Rick's Children's Story, plus a freestyle on the flipside jackin for beats style. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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FusionBorder Town ... CD
Atco/Wounded Bird, 1969. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Not jazz fusion, but more of a rock-roots one – served up with a slightly bluesy undercurrent, and a fair bit of great guest work from Ry Cooder! Fusion are a bit rougher-edged than some of their contemporaries, but in a good way – one that makes their tunes sound nicely earthy, and not unlike some of the earlier work that clearly inspires them. But the guitar work is also much tighter overall – not slick, well-played with lots of sharp edges, and not nearly as many of the cliches that you might hear in similar albums of this nature. Along with Cooder's guest work on bottleneck and rhythm guitar, the record also features lead guitars from group member Bill Wolff, plus vibes and piano from Rick Luther, who also sings – and flute and saxes from Harvey Lane. Titles include "What Magic", "Struttin Down Main Street", "Goin Up To Clarksdale", "Somebody's Callin My Name", "Time Of The Ostrich Head", and "Erebus". CD

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VariousHip Hop – The Golden Era – 1979 to 1999 (4CD set) ... CD
Universal (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 4CD ... $13.99
Some folks might dispute the date range of the "golden era" of hip hop – but there's no denying that this 4CD set is overflowing with gems from back in the day – plenty of hits and classics that really sound great in the company of each other! The package features a massive 72 tracks in all – and titles include "Livin Proof" by Group Home, "Afro Puffs" by Lady Of Rage, "It's Like That" by Run DMC, "South Bronx" by Boogie Down Productions, "Boyz N The Hood" by Eazy E, "Mad Scientist" by Large Professor, "How High (remix)" by Method Man & Redman, "Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka" by Heltah Skeltah, "That's The Joint" by Funky 4 + 1, "It Takes Two" by Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock, "Set It Off" by Big Daddy Kane, "Proceed" by The Roots, "Fight The Power" by Public Enemy, "Woo Hah Got You All In Check" by Busta Rhymes, "Paid In Full" by Eric B & Rakim, "Doin Our Own Dang" by Jungle Brothers, "Concrete Schoolyard" by Jurassic 5, "So Wat Cha Sayin" by EPMD, "The Choice Is Yours (revisited)" by Black Sheep, "Unbelievable" by Notorious BIG, "Award Tour" by Tribe Called Quest, "They Want Efx" by Das Efx, "Old To The New" by Nice & Smooth, "Children's Story" by Slick Rick, "It's Yours" by T La Rock & Jazzy Jay, "Rock The Bells" by LL Cool J, and "Come Clean" by Jeru The Damaja. CD

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✨✧ Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly ... LP
Interscope, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Kendrick Lamar takes wider creative left turns than ever before on To Pimp A Butterfly – with a funk steeped production style that filters tried-and-true P Funk influences through leftfield modern beatcraft styles, inspired by cats like Madlib to Thundercat, the latter of whom is an official contributor. Fresh material from an increasingly pivotal figure – who may not be revolutionizing the game on the level of the heavy critical praise he's heaped with, but he's certainly marching to his own beat, rather than chasing hits! Includes "Wesley's Theory" with George Clinton & Thundercat, "King Kunta", "These Walls" with Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat, "Aright", "For Sale?", "Institutionalized" with a Slick Rick-homage of a guest verse by Snoop Dogg (sign us up for any record that gives props to The Ruler...and extra points for transplanting that style of flow to Compton), "Momma", "Hood Politics", "The Blacker The Berry", "How Much A Dollar Cost" feat James Fauntleroy & Ronald Isley, "Mortal Man" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli)Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (two-tone vinyl with star design) ... LP
Rawkus, 1998. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first full-length from Mos Def and Talib Kweli together as Black Star – a benchmark moment in hip hop history, and one of the finest duo vocal hip hip records of the 90s – and one of the best ever on Rawkus! In hindsight, it's all the more rewarding given Talib Kweli's longevity in proud, mic skills centric hip hop and while highs and lows of Mos Def's work as the years rolled along – and it still stands as strong (then) underground hip hop that takes on the ghetto fabulous themes of the day and well beyond. Stand out cuts include "Definition" "Twice Inna Lifetime", "Children's Story" – the Slick Rick classic redone along the lines of Jeru's "One Day" – and "Respiration" featuring Common Sense – and other tracks include "Brown Skin Lady", "Yo Yeah", "Thieves In The Night", "Twice Inna Lifetime and more. 13 in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition two-toned vinyl with star pattern – very nice!)
 
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✨✧ Kool & The GangLadies' Night/Celebrate/Something Special/As One/In The Heart/Emergency (3CD set) ... CD
BGO (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $16.99
A massive package of work from the mighty Kool & The Gang – 6 full albums from the 80s, served up here in a 3CD set! First up is Ladies Night – a shameless dancefloor cash-in move – but a record that's still pretty darn great as well! You all know the big title cut "Ladies Night", so we won't bother to describe it – but we can say that the group wisely hooked up with Deodato, who produced, mixed, and even played keyboards on the album. Deodato keeps a nice jazzy punch in the tracks, while still moving towards the slickly produced funk sound that was the group's main approach at the time of the record. JT Taylor's on vocals, and the album's even got a few mellow cuts – like the crossover easy number "Too Hot" – amidst the midtempo 80s grooves that really step out and make the whole thing move. Other tracks include "Ladies Night", "Hangin Out", "Tonight's The Night", "If You Feel Like Dancin", and "Got You Into My Life". The next album is Something Special indeed – as the album was one of the biggest hits for Kool & The Gang, and showed that the group still had plenty of energy left to groove into the 80s! The record features production work by Brazilian music maestro Eumir Deodato – who by this point had become a sweet and smooth talent with a real flair for putting over a modern soul groove! Deodato's approach is really great – smooth, yet soulful, without any tricks or gimmicks – and a real appreciation for lead vocals and a catchy little hook! The album features the group's party classic "Get Down On It", plus "Steppin Out", "No Show", "Pass It On", "Be My Lady", "Take My Heart", and "Good Time Tonight". As One is solid 80s grooving from Kool & The Gang – a group who inspired so many others in the early 80s soul generation, but who could still do it better than most of the rest! The style here is tight and smooth, but never too slick – and Deodato's giving the group some really great production for the album – helping them to focus their energy and soar soulfully, but without resorting to any stiff gimmicks or cliches! There's a great groove running through most of the numbers here – a confident quality that's never too commercial, and which bubbles along nicely throughout. Titles include "Street Kids", "Big Fun", "As One", "Hi De Hi Hi De Ho", "Let's Go Dancin", and "Pretty Baby". In The Heart is a sweet set that's part of a big early 80s run from Kool & The Gang – a time that saw the funk legends really hitting the mainstream, and winning over a huge new audience in the process! Given that the Gang virtually invented ensemble funk at the start of the 70s, they're perfectly poised here to move into modes that so many of their younger competition were trying – but never did so well – that blend of 80s elements and more sharply-fused funk instrumentation, all honed down into a tightly snapping groove. The real surprise, though, is the group's growing ability for ballads – which put records like this into hands of folks who never would have dug their funk a few years before. And while we might have had a few problems with that shift at the time, the passage of years has got the whole thing sounding pretty darn great to our ears – especially in comparison to so much weaker work from the time. Titles include "In The Heart", "Joanna", "Tonight", "Straight Ahead", "September Love", "You Can Do It", and "Home Is Where The Heart Is". Last up is Emergency – one of the key classics from the second chapter of the group – when their lineup and sound were a lot leaner than before, and they managed to cross over big to a much wider audience than before! The upbeat cuts show that the group were still kings of the funky dancefloor – and the mellower ones are equally great too – showing a rising ballad style that proved to be the group's big crossover card at the time – a way of putting over a laidback track, but with plenty of soul. This approach is heard to great effect on the album's great single "Cherish" – and other tracks include "Bad Woman", "Surrender", "Emergency", "Misled", "Fresh", and "You Are The One". CD

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RadiatorsGhostown (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chiswick (UK), 1979. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 24.99
Not the first record by Irish group The Radiators, but a well-remembered set that definitely put them on the map – a set that hardly changes up much in the way of instrumentation from their punkish debut, but which already has the guys writing smarter, more interesting songs – of the sort that fit nicely in a line with some of the more compelling Irish acts in years to come! The tunes are driving and tight – not as slick as power pop, but every bit as catchy – and graced by looser, accent-inflected vocals that really keep things honest – on tunes that include "Walking Home Alone Again", "Who Are The Strangers", "Kitty Ricketts", "Million Dollar Hero", "Let's Talk About The Weather", "Confidential", and "Johnny Jukebox". Huge 2CD version features 35 more bonus tracks, and a big booklet of notes – unissued singles, different mixes, and lots of other unusual material from the studio sessions! CD

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✨✧ Bobby PattersonStoryteller (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Proud/Tidal Waves, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A late rare gem from southern soul genius Bobby Patterson – the Texas talent who's best known for his work of the late 60s and early 70s, but who's featured here on a self-released album from the start of the 80s! The approach is a bit like the shift that Malaco Records was making in southern soul at the time – older, rootsier vocal modes matched with warmer, more sophisticated production and arrangements – never in a mode that was slick or commercial, but which helped singers like Patterson find a way to grow and get past some of the too-standard modes of the 60s. Bobby produced the whole thing – which was originally issued under the name of Bobby Story – and titles include "Charity Begins At Home", "Brick Layer", "Let's Do Something Different", "I've Got To Forget You", "I Fell Asleep", "I Got A Suspicion", and "If Every Man Had A Woman Like You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl limited to just 100 copies!)

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✨✧ Bobby PattersonStoryteller (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Proud/Tidal Waves, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A late rare gem from southern soul genius Bobby Patterson – the Texas talent who's best known for his work of the late 60s and early 70s, but who's featured here on a self-released album from the start of the 80s! The approach is a bit like the shift that Malaco Records was making in southern soul at the time – older, rootsier vocal modes matched with warmer, more sophisticated production and arrangements – never in a mode that was slick or commercial, but which helped singers like Patterson find a way to grow and get past some of the too-standard modes of the 60s. Bobby produced the whole thing – which was originally issued under the name of Bobby Story – and titles include "Charity Begins At Home", "Brick Layer", "Let's Do Something Different", "I've Got To Forget You", "I Fell Asleep", "I Got A Suspicion", and "If Every Man Had A Woman Like You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies!)

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✨✧ Eddie KendricksSlick ... LP
Tamla/Motown, 1977. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Smooth mellow grooves, in the style that Eddie pioneered, and which he still did better than most. The album's a great batch of tracks with production by Leonard Caston, who also produced some of Eddie's earlier works, and the set's pretty darn great all the way through. With the cuts "Something Shady", "You Got It", "Intimate Friends", "Diamond Girl", and "California Woman". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Candi StatonCandi Staton (1972) ... LP
Fame/United Artists, 1972. Very Good+ ... $59.99
A hard one to find by Candi – and a classic batch of tracks produced by Muscle Shoals legend Rick Hall – probably the best producer ever to work with Candi's voice! The style's a bit smoother than on some of Candi's first few recordings – but still very much in a deep soul mode, with a sophisticated approach to southern soul that's really outta site! Candi sounds a heck of a lot better here than on some of her later slicker sides – and if you ask us, it's records like this she should have kept making all along! Tracks include "Do It In The Name Of Love", "The Best Thing You Ever Had", "The Thanks I Get For Loving You", "I'll Drop Everything & Come Running", and "Wanted: Lover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Rodney FranklinIn The Center/You'll Never Know/Rodney Franklin/Endless Flight (bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Robinsongs (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Four soulful fusion classics from keyboardist Rodney Franklin – all together in a single set! First up is In The Center – wonderful keyboard work from the amazing Rodney Franklin – a player who sounds equally great on acoustic and electric piano! This album does a wonderful job of mixing them both – showing Rodney's more sensitive side on a few acoustic numbers, but then really taking off in a much more groove-based mode for the electric ones – which have a soaring, spacious style that's in that best blend of fusion and soul that was going down at Columbia in the late 70s – but with some spacier Bob James touches too! Most of the cuts were arranged by Byron Olsen, who's got an equally sensitive ear as Franklin – and although there's a bit of vocals on the record, most of the focus is on instrumental grooves – especially Rodney's work on the keys. Titles include the classics "I Like The Music Make It Hot", "Spanish Flight", and "On The Path" – plus "Yours", "Life Moves On", and the extended "Spring Suite". You'll Never Know is fully-formed genius from the amazing Rodney Franklin – one of the best keyboard stars to emerge from the late 70s scene! Franklin's got a great talent for balancing influences from jazz and soul in ways that are similar to contemporaries George Duke and Bobby Lyle – and like both of those players, he still stands strong in jazz, but makes some key nods to soul music on this set – adding in a bit of vocals where needed, and moving into some R&B-drenched fusion lines that all sound pretty darn hip! As on previous records, Rodney plays both acoustic and electric keys – blending them wonderfully for a very deep sound – and the group behind him features some especially nice work on reeds, which bring sharper edges to some of the best tracks on the set. There's a wonderfully deep feel to the whole thing – way more than you'd expect for a major label release at the time – and titles include "Felix Leo", "The Watcher", "The Groove", "Journey", "You'll Never Know", "Return", and "Parkay Man". Next is the self-titled Rodney Franklin – tremendous work from Rodney Franklin – one of our favorite soulful fusion players from the end of the 70s! The album's a keyboard delight through and through – and Rodney plays both acoustic and electric piano, often on the same track – which creates this nicely expanded sound that works well with the album's tight arrangements! There's a fair bit of soul in the mix too – some rhythms that make a few numbers great groovers, courtesy of Tom Tom arrangements – and some other full moments handled by Patrick Williams. Titles include a wonderful version of "Windy City" – the cut you might know from a classic Carl Davis recording – plus "On The Path", "I Like The Music Make It Hot", "Life Moves On", "Creation", and "In The Center". Endless Flight is a brilliant mix of jazz, soul, and fusion – smoothed together nicely, but never in a way that's slick or commercial! Franklin's got a keen ear that lets him sit on both sides of the fence wonderfully – in a way that so many other players tried in later years, but never managed to do without losing their groove or selling out too much. Part of the strength of the album is the way that it mixes together acoustic and electric keys from track to track – deepening the spirit of the album through a good sense of pacing and mood, and also offsetting vocal tracks with some key instrumental numbers. Tom Washington produced and heavily helped in the arrangements – and titles include "Vibrations", "Benetta", "Cancion Para Mi Mama", "Dance Tonight", "Endless Flight", "Return To The Source", "Mensaje De Dios", and a surprisingly great funky take on "Hill Street Blues". Includes one bonus track – "The Groove (single version)". CD

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✨✧ VariousCoxone's Music – First Recordings Of Sir Coxone The Downbeat 1960 to 1963 (3CD set) ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Early 60s. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
An incredible set of music – the roots of so many sounds to come in Jamaica, all pulled from the early pre-Studio One recordings of the legendary Clement Dodd! The music here is much more strongly tied to American styles – and in fact, some cuts could easily pass for soul and R&B – but other cuts show a very strong island influence early on, with roots of some other West Indian sounds filtering down to groove that's already coalescing into the classic sound of Kingston! We've loved Dodd's productions for many years – but this set is still a real ear-opener for us, given the range of material that we'd never heard before – and the richly detailed notes from Soul Jazz, which tell the tale of the brilliant birth of Jamaican music that would shape the rest of the world for generations to come. 3CD set is overflowing with music – 46 tracks that include "Over The River" by Jiving Juniors, "Answer Me" by Derrick Harriott, "Do You Know" by Owen & Millie, "What A World" by Busty & Cool, "Counter Punch" by Roland Alphonso, "Pine Juice" by Clue J & His Blues Blasters, "Oceans 11" by City Slickers, "Serenade In Sound" by Workshop Musicians, "Best Twist" by Owen Gray, "Dew Drops" by Don Drummond, "Independence Blues" by Basil Gabbidon, "Searching" by Simms & Robinson, "Romantic Shuffle" by The Shinners, and "I Do" by Neville Esson. CD
(Includes slipcase and large booklet.)
 
 
 



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