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StylisticsSpecial Style ... CD
Streetwise/Octave (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $22.99
A whole new sound for The Stylistics – one that has the group working here with Maurice Starr in a sweet 80s street soul style! The approach is a surprisingly good one – and given that Starr's backings are always on the lighter side of the spectrum, the group's trademark harmonies are never dominated too much by the beats and the basslines! In a way, hearing Starr work with The Stylistics here, we can almost hear the link he made between older group soul modes and some of the younger acts he pushed to fame in the 80s – but that's not to say that this set is a pop record at all – because The Stylistics keep things real throughout with a great old school approach to their vocals. Titles include "Love Is Serious", "Special", "Let's Go Rockin", "O Sha Ma", "Sad Girl", and "Only From The Heart". CD
Also available Special Style ... LP 1.99

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StylisticsSpecial Style ... LP
Streetwise, 1985. Very Good ... $1.99
A whole new sound for The Stylistics – one that has the group working here with Maurice Starr in a sweet 80s street soul style! The approach is a surprisingly good one – and given that Starr's backings are always on the lighter side of the spectrum, the group's trademark harmonies are never dominated too much by the beats and the basslines! In a way, hearing Starr work with The Stylistics here, we can almost hear the link he made between older group soul modes and some of the younger acts he pushed to fame in the 80s – but that's not to say that this set is a pop record at all – because The Stylistics keep things real throughout with a great old school approach to their vocals. Titles include "Love Is Serious", "Special", "Let's Go Rockin", "O Sha Ma", "Sad Girl", and "Only From The Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a corroded stain along the spine and an unglued bottom seam.)
Also available Special Style ... CD 22.99

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✨✧ StylisticsStylistics ... LP
Avco, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
A masterpiece of harmony soul – one of THE all-time greats of the genre, and a lasting treasure from The Stylistics! The album really took vocal soul to a whole new level for the 70s – pushing from the sometimes fragile ballad style of the late 60s into a smoother, more mature sound that was impeccably produced, yet still had all the depth of feeling as before! Maestro Thom Bell is the man to thank for the greatness of this album – as his production and musical vision really helped The Stylistics hit levels that few other groups like this were reaching at the time. Titles include their seminal long version of "People Make the World Go Round" – which, at 6 minutes in length, was really unusual for the time. Other titles include "Stop Look & Listen", "Betcha By Golly Wow", "You're A Big Girl Now", "If I Love You", "Ebony Eyes", and "You Are Everything". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ StylisticsStylistics ... CD
Avco, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
A masterpiece of harmony soul – one of THE all-time greats of the genre, and a lasting treasure from The Stylistics! The album really took vocal soul to a whole new level for the 70s – pushing from the sometimes fragile ballad style of the late 60s into a smoother, more mature sound that was impeccably produced, yet still had all the depth of feeling as before! Maestro Thom Bell is the man to thank for the greatness of this album – as his production and musical vision really helped The Stylistics hit levels that few other groups like this were reaching at the time. Titles include their seminal long version of "People Make the World Go Round" – which, at 6 minutes in length, was really unusual for the time. Other titles include "Stop Look & Listen", "Betcha By Golly Wow", "You're A Big Girl Now", "If I Love You", "Ebony Eyes", and "You Are Everything". CD

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Crown Heights AffairDance Lady Dance/Think Positive/Sure Shot ... CD
De-Lite/Robinsongs (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $12.99
A trio of albums from Crown Heights Affair! First up is Dance Lady Dance – super-tight work from Crown Heights Affair – a group who've added in a bit of strings to their sound, but still have the same fantastic funky sound as their early work! The blend here is really a cut above so many other disco groups of the time – as there's a really strong focus on all the individual elements in the group – so that it never feels like anyone's sleeping during the session, from the rhythms right on up to the horns! The tunes are a bit extended over the group's earlier tunes, but never in a way that's sloppy – as they really make the most of their space – and also have really developed a great way of back/forth vocal interplay between the members of the group. Titles include "Come Fly With Me", "The Rock Is Hot", "Dance Lady Dance", "Number One Woman", "Empty Soul Of Mine", and "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me". Think Positive has a sweet modern soul style that's got a bit of 80s groove, and which shows a lot more soul than some of their earlier work! The band's singing in a sweet harmony style that works very well with the music – and we might be tempted to compare this one to some of the great early 80s Philly International work by The Stylistics and The Futures! Titles include "Heart Upside Down", "Somebody Tell Me What To Do", "Let Me Ride On The Wave Of Your Love", and "I Got Somethin For Ya". Sure Shot is a smooth later groover from Crown Heights Affair – a lot more 80s sounding than the group's classic work, but in a way that's actually totally great! CHA were never shy of hitting a mainstream sound – and early in the group's career, they traded harder funk for smoother disco – making a move that suited them well in later years. This set's got a brilliant sheen that really works wonderful for the group – tight production from Bert DeCoteaux in a style that's almost an update of earlier Philly modes – mature and sophisticated on the vocals and use of strings, but also with a funkier undercurrent at the bottom to keep with a New York De-Lite kind of sound. Titles include "You Gave Me Love", "Sure Shot", "I Don't Want To Change You", "You've Been Gone", "Use Your Body & Soul", and "Tell Me You Love Me". CD

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Little Anthony & The ImperialsOn A New Street ... LP
Avco, 1973. Sealed ... $19.99
Wonderful work from Little Anthony – and a great update to his smooth 60s harmony sound with The Imperials! Anthony wisely employs the use of two of 70s top harmony arrangers on the album – using Thom Bell on one side, and Teddy Randazzo on the other – both of whom really help take the group to a whole new level! The Thom Bell material fits perfectly with his work with The Stylistics from the same time, and the cuts have a wonderfully mellow east coast harmony style that's quite different than Anthony's earlier work. Teddy Randazzo does a pretty nice job, too – but with a fuller sound too, almost in a Manhattans mode that makes for a nice change from the previous fragility of Anthony's vocals. Titles include "I Don't Have Time To Worry", "That's What Love is All About", "I'm Falling In Love with You", "Heartache Never Entered My Mind", and "The Loneliest House on the Block". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed. Cover is a bit shopworn, with a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Crown Heights AffairDance Lady Dance/Think Positive/Sure Shot ... CD
De-Lite/Robinsongs (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A trio of albums from Crown Heights Affair! First up is Dance Lady Dance – super-tight work from Crown Heights Affair – a group who've added in a bit of strings to their sound, but still have the same fantastic funky sound as their early work! The blend here is really a cut above so many other disco groups of the time – as there's a really strong focus on all the individual elements in the group – so that it never feels like anyone's sleeping during the session, from the rhythms right on up to the horns! The tunes are a bit extended over the group's earlier tunes, but never in a way that's sloppy – as they really make the most of their space – and also have really developed a great way of back/forth vocal interplay between the members of the group. Titles include "Come Fly With Me", "The Rock Is Hot", "Dance Lady Dance", "Number One Woman", "Empty Soul Of Mine", and "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me". Think Positive has a sweet modern soul style that's got a bit of 80s groove, and which shows a lot more soul than some of their earlier work! The band's singing in a sweet harmony style that works very well with the music – and we might be tempted to compare this one to some of the great early 80s Philly International work by The Stylistics and The Futures! Titles include "Heart Upside Down", "Somebody Tell Me What To Do", "Let Me Ride On The Wave Of Your Love", and "I Got Somethin For Ya". Sure Shot is a smooth later groover from Crown Heights Affair – a lot more 80s sounding than the group's classic work, but in a way that's actually totally great! CHA were never shy of hitting a mainstream sound – and early in the group's career, they traded harder funk for smoother disco – making a move that suited them well in later years. This set's got a brilliant sheen that really works wonderful for the group – tight production from Bert DeCoteaux in a style that's almost an update of earlier Philly modes – mature and sophisticated on the vocals and use of strings, but also with a funkier undercurrent at the bottom to keep with a New York De-Lite kind of sound. Titles include "You Gave Me Love", "Sure Shot", "I Don't Want To Change You", "You've Been Gone", "Use Your Body & Soul", and "Tell Me You Love Me". CD
Also available Dance Lady Dance/Think Positive/Sure Shot ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ SoftonesBest Of The Softones ... CD
Avco/Amherst, Mid 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive batch of work from The Softones – a group who cut some great indie singles back in the 70s – often with a sweet harmony sound that rivaled that of their Avco labelmates The Stylistics! Like that group, The Softones had a great way of hitting a fragile ballad – plenty of street corner echoes, but a smoother sound for the 70s too – beautifully brought up to date with some top-shelf production, but in ways that never get in the way of their wonderful vocals. The collection features a host of rare singles by the group – packaged with full details on the original releases, which were arranged by key 70s talents like Patrick Adams, Sammy Lowe, Van McCoy, Horace Ott, and others. The set features a whopping 17 tracks in all – with titles that include "Any Street", "Can't Help Falling In Love", "I'm Gonna Make The Score", "I Played The Fool", "Hey There Lonely Girl", "That Old Black Magic", "Extra Ordinary People", "My Dream", "I'm Gonna Prove It", "Sweet Dreamer", "I'm Gonna Make The Score", and "Laundromat". CD

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StylisticsRound 2 ... LP
Avco, 1972. Very Good ... $2.99
Landmark harmony soul from The Stylistics – a set that's every bit as wonderful as their debut, with the kind of sweet, soulful sound that got played over and over and over and over again back in the day! The album's got a subtle sort of power, though – one that lies not only in its classic cover image, but also in the way that the group mix up the fragile themes of love with some deeper aspects of the human condition – heard to best effect on the classic "Children Of The Night" – a massive 7 minute number that stands nicely next to the shorter singles. Thom Bell produced and arranged the whole thing to Philly perfection – with lots of help from Linda Creed on the songwriting – and titles include "Children of the Night", "Break Up To Make Up", "You'll Never Get To Heaven", "Stone In Love With You", "It's Too Late", "If You Don't Watch Out", and "Peek A Boo". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the cover without the fists, with initials in marker & some aging.)

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StylisticsSome Things Never Change (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Streetwise/Octave (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $22.99
An overlooked later moment from The Stylistics – proof that a great vocal group never gets old! The set has the quartet reinventing themselves for a new generation – recording for Arthur Baker's Streetwise Records, and getting production and arrangements from Maurice Starr – who has this great way of creating an 80s take on the mellow modes that always suited the group's vocals so well – the kind of late nite harmony numbers The Stylistics virtually helped invent! There's a few more electro soul numbers, too – and even these sound pretty great, given that there's an honesty to the vocals that's very different than a stiffer singer of the vocoder generation. Titles include "Give A Little Love For Love", "The Girl In Yellow", "Love Is Not The Answer", "Just The Two Of Us", and "Some Things Never Change". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "Give A Little Love For Love (12" acapella)" and "Give A Little Love For Love (12" piano & vocal)". CD

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✨✧ StylisticsRockin' Roll Baby ... LP
Avco, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
The third album by The Stylistics – and a set that's still very much in the high-harmony territory of their first two classics! Thom Bell's still very firmly on deck this time around – arranging, producing, and writing a good deal of the material too – and the Sigma Sound recording setting ensures plenty of key Philly help in the studio – just the right balance of musicians to get the album's mellow and uptempo tracks sounding their best! This is the kind of set that countless groups tried to copy back in the day, but hardly ever got this right at all – and titles include the sly number "Payback Is A Dog", plus "Love Comes Easy", "I Won't Give You Up", "Make It Last", "Only For The Children", and "Rockin' Roll Baby" – plus the massive crossover number "You Make Me Feel Brand New". LP, Vinyl record album

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Main IngredientBrotherly Love – The RCA Anthology ... CD
RCA/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
Stellar work from one of the greatest harmony groups of the 70s – a trio whose music really elevated group soul material to another level – maybe even past the territory of east coast contemporaries like The Moments or Stylistics! There's always something special about Main Ingredient – not just the strong vocals of Cuba Gooding Sr, but maybe the way the group can blend sweet and deep, underground and mainstream – all while holding onto both longtime harmony soul fanatics, and winning over new generations of listeners with their sound! The group really burned strong on RCA in the early and mid 70s – then returned to great strength when they reunited at the start of the 80s, and gave the label some more great material – a huge run of which is featured here in a well-done 2CD set that includes 41 great choices from their catalog. Titles include "I'm Leaving This Time", "I'm So Proud", "Spinning Around", "California My Way", "Looks Like Rain", "Rolling Down A Mountainside", "Shame On The World", "Lillian", "Let Me Prove My Love To You", "Instant Love", "What Can A Miracle Do", "Spoiled", "Think Positive (12" mix)", "Party People (12" mix)", "Summer Breeze", "You Can Call Me Rover", "Girl Blue", "I Was Born To Lose You", "You've Been My Inspiration", "Happiness Is Just Around The Bend", "Make It With You", "I Want To Make You Glad", "Family Man", "The Good Old Days", "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely", "Everybody Plays The Fool", and "Where Were You When I Needed You". CD

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✨✧ SpinnersWe Belong Together/Ghetto Child ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice stuff from the days when the Spinners were in the midst of their very successful association with Thom Bell. "We Belong Together" has a very nice mellow Stylistics-ish production sound to it, and "Ghetto Child" is a groovy "message" track, with a strong early Philly Groove sound. 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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