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Staple SingersCome Go With Me – The Stax Collection (Soul Folk In Action/We'll Get Over/Staple Swingers/Be Altitude/Be What You Are/City In The Sky/rarities) (7LP set) ... LP
Stax/Craft, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 7 LPs ... $130.99 149.99
Legendary sounds from the Staple Singers – a set of albums for Stax Records that really helped push the group from the gospel folk underground into the soul music mainstream – and which also helped transform the rest of the scene in the process! The Staple Singers had recorded previously for Vee Jay, Epic, and other labels – but when the group hit Stax, at a time when the label was newly set free in the late 60s, the mix of forces really turned out to create something special – message-oriented soul music that drew on the strength of the group's gospel experience, but delivered themes that were every bit as righteous from a secular perspective too – all set to music from the great studio forces who were making Stax so wonderful at the time! This set features six full albums, all from the original tapes – Soul Folk In Action, We'll Get Over, Staple Swingers, Be Altitude Respect Yourself, Be What You Are, and City In The Sky – plus a special Singles Live & More album of bonus tracks! Bonus tracks include "Stay With Us", "Brand New Day", "Walking In Water Over Your Head", "I Got To Be Myself", "Oh La De Da", and "Trippin On Your Love" – plus Live At Wattstax recordings of "I'll Take You There", "Respect Yourself", "Heavy Makes You Happy", "Are You Sure", and "I Like The Things About Me". Comes in a heavy box, with all original album sleeves, and 180 gram vinyl! LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressings.)

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✨✧ Staple SingersUnlock Your Mind ... LP
Warner, 1978. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
Darn nice work from The Staple Singers – a record that seems to take the leaner, meaner sound learned by the group during their soundtrack years, and turn it back towards the fuller, more righteous sound of the Stax years! The album was recorded at Muscle Shoals, with very solid production and instrumentation throughout – a top-shelf effort that shows that even at this later date, a group like The Staples can still get some good sounds out of the studio. A few tracks are a bit mis-stepped, especially when Mavis steps out a bit too strongly in the lead – but overall, there's plenty of nice surprises on the record – and tracks include "Chica Boom", "Don't Burn Me", "Handwriting On The Wall", "Mystery Train", "I Want You To Dance", "Love Being Your Fool", "Showdown", "Unlock Your Mind", and "Leave It All Up To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is shopworn, with some holes and a Factory Sealed sticker. Cover has bent corners.)

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Staple SingersUnlock Your Mind (with bonus track) ... CD
Warner/Omnivore, 1978. New Copy ... On June 26, 2020
Darn nice work from The Staple Singers – a record that seems to take the leaner, meaner sound learned by the group during their soundtrack years, and turn it back towards the fuller, more righteous sound of the Stax years! The album was recorded at Muscle Shoals, with very solid production and instrumentation throughout – a top-shelf effort that shows that even at this later date, a group like The Staples can still get some good sounds out of the studio. A few tracks are a bit mis-stepped, especially when Mavis steps out a bit too strongly in the lead – but overall, there's plenty of nice surprises on the record – and tracks include "Chica Boom", "Don't Burn Me", "Handwriting On The Wall", "Mystery Train", "I Want You To Dance", "Love Being Your Fool", "Showdown", "Unlock Your Mind", and "Leave It All Up To Love". CD

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Staple Singers/Curtis MayfieldLet's Do It Again (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Omnivore, 1975. New Copy ... About June 5, 2020
Probably the best record the Staple Singers ever cut during the 70s – as it makes a genius move by taking their rich vocal style and laying it over some excellent tracks written by Curtis Mayfield! The record's quite different than their usual Stax numbers, and has a Curtom groove that's hip and funky in the best parts – arranged by Gil Askey and Rich Tufo in the same manner as Curtis' work from the time. Includes the hit title cut "Let's Do It Again", plus other nice ones like "After Sex", "Chase", "Big Mac", and "Funky Love". CD

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✨✧ Staple SingersFor What It's Worth – The Complete Epic Recordings 1964 to 1968 (Amen/Pray On/Freedom Highway/Why/For What It's Worth/What The World Needs Now) (3CD set) ... CD
Epic/Soulmusic.com (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mindblowing early work from The Staple Singers – six records that are quite different than their later fame on Stax Records during the 70s – and which have a vibe that's different too, yet equally powerful! There's a sublime mix of social politics and spiritual energy going on here – as the quartet are already moving far past standard gospel modes, and mixing their faith with a strong message during these key years of the Civil Rights era – really bridging divides with the music on these albums. The music has that sublime blend that the group perfected right from the start – almost a secret inclusion of a larger social agenda, presented amidst gospel tunes re-arranged by Pops Staples – plus some of his own great tracks too – able to reach across the aisle, and bring so many new ears to the messages the group was putting forth. The box set features six full albums – some never reissued since the LP era – Amen, Pray On, "Why, "For What It's Worth, What The World Needs Now Is Love, and the great live album Freedom Highway – recorded in Chicago! CD

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✨✧ Staple Singers/TempreesTrippin On Love/That's Why I Love You ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), 1973/1981. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two rare Stax Records gems – back to back on a funky 45! "Trippin On Love" is a fantastic funky club number from The Staple Singers – a tune that begins slow, then slides into a snapping midtempo groove that's topped by better-than-usual vocals from Mavis Staples – and that's really saying a lot! "That's Why I Love You" is fantastic early 70s harmony soul from The Temprees – an upbeat track that really has the group soaring at their vocal best – presented here in a rare mono mix too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Staple SingersBe What You Are ... LP
Stax, 1973. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
Warmly grooving 70s soul from The Staple Singers – recorded in a fuller Memphis mode that's miles from their gospel roots, but still plenty darn nice! The style here is very much in keeping with the hit Staples mode of the time – righteous, full, but still nice and earthy at the bottom – a beautiful blending of the group's one male and three female vocals – served up with some slight electric touches in the rhythms. Tracks are tight and catchy, but never poppy – and titles include "If You're Ready", an obvious follow up to "I'll Take You There" – plus "Tellin Lies", "Love Comes In All Colors", "Drown Yourself", "I Ain't Raisin No Sand", and a nice version of "Grandma's Hands". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Staple SingersUncloudy Day (Up Front pressing) ... LP
Up Front, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Hard to imagine a cloud in the sky with music this brilliant – early work from The Staple Singers, done in a bluesy blend of gospel and roots – with some pretty soulful undercurrents too! Most numbers are virtually acapella – but have this wonderful guitar from Roebuck staples – electric, but played with loads of delta blues inflections – in this way that was really revolutionary for gospel music at the time, and which has now been copped by legions of regional acts in the south! There's a perfect clarity to the record that really makes it a landmark – and the set's one of the best illustrations of the unique contribution the Staples brought to music right from the start. Titles include "I'm Leaning", "I Had A Dream", "Low Is The Way", "Uncloudy Day", "Let Me Ride", and "I'm Coming Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Staple SingersSlippery People (club version, inst) ... 12-inch
Private I, 1984. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
The Staple Singers doing a disco cover of a huge Talking Heads hit? You bet, and with a totally infectious 80s disco groove and their righteous soulful vocals adding a dose of authenticity to the track! 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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StaplesFamily Tree (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Omnivore, 1977. New Copy ... On June 28, 2020
The Staple Singers pick up a great Chicago soul groove – with production by Eugene Record and arrangements by Tom Tom Washington – all in a sound that's almost as if they'd left Stax Records and started to record for Brunswick! The groove's every bit as soaring and joyous as Record and Washington crafted a few years before in the Chicago indie scene – with perhaps just a few more late 70s elements to round things out, including some tightly funky guitar bits and a few quick-stepping rhythms that nicely push the Staples towards the dancefloor! Titles include "Family Tree", "What You Doing Tonight", "I Honestly Love You", "See A Little Further", "Color Me Higher", "Let's Go To The Disco", and "Boogie For The Blues". CD

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VariousLotus Disco – #Love #Hope #Desire ... CD
Expansion (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $6.99
Not the kind of record you'd bring to a yoga class, as you might think from the title – but instead a really joyous celebration of soulful club music – pulled together with a host of disco classics from the late 70s and early 80s! These aren't the big hits of the time, but instead some lesser-known gems that got bigger play in the hipper clubs and the underground – far from the limelight of Studio 54 and the radio charts, where real clubgoers and dancefloor fanatics kept the disco groove going well into the 80s! None of these tracks is super-rare, but they work together beautifully to showcase the hipper side of female club – in a lineup that includes work by a number of talents who never fully got their due. Titles include "Love Rescue" by Project, "Slippery People (club version)" by Staple Singers, "Give Me Your Love" by Sylvia Striplin, "Loveline (extended)" by Shawn Jackson, "Sweet Dynamite (Tom Moulton 12" mix)" by Cladja Barry, "Can't Fake The Feeling (dub)" by Geraldine Hunt, "I Love Your Beat (inst)" by Rena, "Get On Up & Do It Again" by Suzy Q, "Breaking & Entering (12" mix)" by Dee Dee Sharp Gamble, "On Your Knees" by Grace Jones, and "Too Damn Hot" by Duncan Sisters. CD

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VariousStax 50th Anniversary Celebration ... CD
Stax, 1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
A 2CD half-century 9mile marker box set for Stax Records – one of the most vital and popular southern soul labels ever – as if you needed us to tell you that! The set features a selection of many of the most popular and most culturally important singles from the early 60s and on through the mid 70s – in a nice little box package and a thick booklet of essays, notes and photos! 50 tracks on 2CDs: "Gee Whiz (Look In His Eyes)", "Last Night" by Mar-Kays, "You Don't Miss Your Water" by William Bell, "Candy" by The Astors, "Let Me Be Good To You" by Carla Thomas, "Soul Finger" by The Bar-Kays, "I Got A Sure Thing" by Ollie & The Nightingales, "What A Man" by Linda Lyndell, "Who's Making Love" by Johnny Taylor, "Time Is Tight" by Booker T & The MGs, "So I Can Love You" by The Emotions, "Mr Big Stuff" by Jean Knight, "Theme From Shaft" by Isaac Hayes, "In The Rain" by The Dramatics, "If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)" by The Staple Singers, "Woman To Woman" by Shirley Brown and much more! CD

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✨✧ VariousTribute To Al Jackson ... LP
Stax/Pye (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A great UK tribute to the mighty Al Jackson – the man whose drums were an important part of Stax Records at the start, and who then rose to much more creative force within the label! The set features tracks with Al on drums, and Al in the production chair – work by Little Milton, Soul Children, Booker & The MGs, Johnny Taylor, Staple Singers, Shirley Brown, and William Bell! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBlack & Proud – The Soul Of The Black Panther Era Vol 2 ... CD
Trikont (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Walk tall! This is volume two of Trikont's great assemblage of some of the most rousing and righteous soul ever recorded, geared to be a sort of unofficial soundtrack to the Black Panther movement of the late 60s and early 70s! Like the first set, this volume features more hard soul and funk favorites, with a bit more of a focus on lesser known cuts, plus a recent track or two in the spirit of the concept! Includes "I'm Talkin' Bout Freedom" by Syl Johnson, "Who Will Pay Reparations On My Soul" by Gil Scott-Heron, "Malcolm X" by Earl Sixteen, "Brown Baby" by Derrick Harriot, "Blackenized" by Hank Ballard, "What We Need" by Tribe, "I Wish I Knew" by Marlena Shaw, "Down To Know" by The Last Poets with Chuck D, "Walk Tall" by Cannonball Adderly, "Black Seeds" by Hank Ballard, "Respect Yourself" by The Staple Singers" and more. 18 cuts in all – with a really nice booklet with photos, notes, an essay, biographical details and more, complete in both English and German. A really hard, really tight batch of great songs – and a huge treat to all rounded up on one set! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousTime For Peace Is Now – World Spirituality Classics Vol 2 ... CD
Luaka Bop, 1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the coolest record ever put out by the Luaka Bop label – and that's really saying a lot, given all the amazing albums they've given us over the years! The set's a perfect musical tonic for the times – a set of underground singles from the 70s, most of which fall in a space between the secular and spiritual – message-oriented, but not entirely from the scriptures – with a humanist message of positivity that's completely timeless – as powerful now as it was when these gems were recorded! The source of most of these records is from a gospel perspective, but they work a lot more in the territory of righteous 70s soul – making the same sort of shift that The Staple Singers or Voices Of East Harlem did on a better-known scale. Titles include "Peace In The Land" by The Gospel IQs, "We Got A Race To Run" by Staples Jr Singers, "I'm Trying To Be Your Friend" by The Soul Stirrers, "Don't Give Up" by The William Singers, "Let Your Light Shine" by Willie Dale, "It's Hard To Live In This Old World" by Rev Harvey Gates, "Time For Peace" by The Little Shadows, "We Don't Love Enough" by The Triumphs, and a great reworking of Earth Wind & Fire in "Keep Your Faith To The Sky" by Willie Scott & The Birmingham Spirituals. CD

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✨✧ VariousSoul Explosion (Stax) ... LP
Stax/Craft, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A landmark double LP collection of work from Stax Records – issued at the end of the 60s, after their split with Atlantic – and a real celebration of the new life that was coming to the label at the time! The range of work is really great, and the 28 track set moves easily from hits to more obscure numbers – in a mode that really shows the growing sound of Stax as the 70s approached. Classic! Titles include "Hot Hips" by The Bar-Kays, "Where Do I Go" by Carla Thomas, "I Like Everything About You" by Jimmy Hughes, "It's Me" by Judy Clay, "Booker's Theme" by Booker T & The MGs, "Heartaches Mountain" by Ollie & The Nightingales, "Soul Clap 69" by Booker T & The MGs, "These Old Memories" by The Mad Lads, "Private Number" by William Bell & Judy Clay, "Long Walk To DC" by Staple Singers, and "Copy Kat" by Bar-Kays. 28 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary pressing – on nice heavy vinyl!)

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✨✧ VariousTime For Peace Is Now – World Spirituality Classics Vol 2 ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1970s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the coolest record ever put out by the Luaka Bop label – and that's really saying a lot, given all the amazing albums they've given us over the years! The set's a perfect musical tonic for the times – a set of underground singles from the 70s, most of which fall in a space between the secular and spiritual – message-oriented, but not entirely from the scriptures – with a humanist message of positivity that's completely timeless – as powerful now as it was when these gems were recorded! The source of most of these records is from a gospel perspective, but they work a lot more in the territory of righteous 70s soul – making the same sort of shift that The Staple Singers or Voices Of East Harlem did on a better-known scale. Titles include "Peace In The Land" by The Gospel IQs, "We Got A Race To Run" by Staples Jr Singers, "I'm Trying To Be Your Friend" by The Soul Stirrers, "Don't Give Up" by The William Singers, "Let Your Light Shine" by Willie Dale, "It's Hard To Live In This Old World" by Rev Harvey Gates, "Time For Peace" by The Little Shadows, "We Don't Love Enough" by The Triumphs, and a great reworking of Earth Wind & Fire in "Keep Your Faith To The Sky" by Willie Scott & The Birmingham Spirituals. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stax/Veda Brown/Little MiltonStax On 45/Don't Start Lovin Me/Packed Up & Took My Mind ... 12-inch
Stax (UK), Early 70s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A really unusual UK-only relic from the mighty Stax Records – a single that features a long mix of different Memphis soul tracks on side one – including "Who's Making Love" by Johnny Taylor, "Shaft" by Isaac Hayes, "Soul Limbo" by Booker T & The MGs, "Knock On Wood" by Eddie Floyd, "Short Stopping" by Veda Brown, "Private Number" by Judy Clay & William Bell, "If You're Ready" by The Staple Singers, and "Mr Big Stuff" by Jean Knight. Side two features "Don't Start Lovin Me" by Veda Brown, and "Packed Up & Took My Mind" by Little Milton. 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Ruby AndrewsEverybody Saw You ... LP
Zodiac/Everland (Austria), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
One of the greatest female soul records ever to come from Chicago – a killer set of work from the legendary Ruby Andrews! Ruby's a hell of a talent that should have been huge at a national level – possessed with a deep soul style that matched the best from Betty Lavette or Mavis Staples, but often set up in more sophisticated arrangements too – in a mode that worked perfectly in a "double-edged sword" model that was often employed by other Chicago singers, like Barbara Acklin or Patty Drew. The album was issued as a follow-up to Ruby's massive cut "Casanova", which is a perfect example of this style – with Ruby's raw vocals over the top, some loping string arrangements underneath, and the whole thing working perfectly together in an amazing blend of styles! The whole album's incredibly strong, and other tracks include "Casanova 70", "You Made A Believer Out Of Me", "Tit For Tat", and "Can You Get Away". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby WomackMy Prescription ... LP
Minit, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Completely wonderful work from Bobby Womack – one of those records that shows why Bobby's so different from other singers, right from the start! Womack's guitar lines are beautiful – and echo a lot of country styles alongside his raspy vocals – but hardly at a level that's cliched country soul at all, given the overall freshness of the arrangements! Bobby handled the charts, along with Glen Spreen and Mike Leech – and the great Chips Moman produced, and gives the set a sparkling southern style overall – but one that also seems to point strongly towards Womack's wider reach towards the west coast. Womack's songwriting is already great, but even the tracks here by other writers still get a treatment that really make them his own – including Bobby's classic take on "Everyone's Gone To The Moon". Original tracks include "How I Miss You Baby", "More Than I Can Stand", "It's Gonna Rain", "Tried & Convicted", and "Thank You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine held with staples and some surface wear.)

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✨✧ William BellDuets ... CD
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
William Bell was one of Stax's first great male singers, prefacing Otis Redding by a few years with his initial recordings for the label. However, what's not as well known is the fact that Bell also recorded some excellent duets for Stax – all of which were only ever issued as singles, until this tasty CD set, which compiles 10 of those duets, plus 3 more solo sides. Bell's sophisticated vocals were perfect for the format – as he was sort of the Marvin Gaye to Stax's Motown-esque lineup of girls that included Judy Clay, Mavis Staples, and Carla Thomas. Titles include the sublime "Private Number", plus "Love-Eye-Tis", "All I Have To Do Is Dream", "My Baby Specializes", "Left Over Love", "I Can't Stop", and "Lonely Soldier". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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