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Sweet InspirationsComplete Atlantic Singles – Plus ... CD
Atlantic/Real Gone, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $26.99 28.99
One of the greatest female soul groups of the 60s – and one of the few who really helped to take the format into deep soul territory! The Sweet Inspirations got their start doing background work for countless sessions for Atlantic Records – and by the time of these tracks, they'd emerged as a fully-formed, deeply-skilled unit – graced with singers who'd been trained in gospel, but worked heavily in soul – with a sound that was perfect for the southern turn that Atlantic Records was taking at the time! The style of many of these early cuts is similar to the Memphis and Muscle Shoals modes of Aretha Franklin on late 60s Atlantic – but there's also some later Philly styles, too – early Sigma modes that are still pre-disco, but really show the range of the group. 2CD set features all the Atlantic singles from the group – from the beginning right up to the end of their time at the label – 37 tracks that include "That's How Strong My Love Is", "Let It Be Me", "Chained", "Brand New Lover (parts 1 & 2)", "Evidence", "Change Me Not", "Make It Easy On Yourself", "Light Sings", "Flash In The Pan", "Them Boys", "Get A Little Order", "Am I Ever Gonna See My Baby Again", "You Really Didn't Mean It", and "Don't Fight It". CD

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✨✧ Sweet InspirationsHot Butterfly ... LP
RSO, 1979. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
The Sweet Inspirations move in the same musical direction as their once-labelmates in Memphis, the Emotions – and turn their soulful harmonies towards a sound that's clearly aimed a bit more at the northern dancefloors. However, despite the fact that the album might be thought of as a throwaway disco set (emphasized by the fact that the girls toured with the Bee Gees that year), it's actually a pretty nice little record – one that makes things more interesting than we could have expected for the group! The vocals are actually extremely strong, and very well suited to just about all the settings on the album – and it was a particularly great move for the group to title the album after Greg Diamond's "Hot Butterfly", as that tune is done wonderfully here – with a snapping groove and sweet female soul that puts it somewhere between versions by Diamond and Chaka Khan. Other tracks include "Love Is On The Way", "Face To Face", "Hot Fun", "Do It Right", and "Holding Back". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ VariousSweet Dreams – Where Country Meets Soul Vol 2 – 23 Exceptional Examples Of How Blurred The Line That Separates Country & Soul Music Can Be ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great sounds from a very special place – that magical meeting point where country meets soul – a spot that was crossed surprisingly often in the southern soul scene of the 60s and 70s! The set's a great follow-up to the excellent first volume – and really does a wonderful job of showing the way that a country ethos could work equally well in soul music – with results that will definitely have you re-thinking your ideas of cultural separation in the south. Much of the work is from that great late 60s/early 70s point when the country soul genre was really maturing – moving past the earlier moments of Ray Charles or Brook Benton, and using the style to express a new level of lyrical sophistication – especially in songs of love lost. Titles include "Sweet Music Man" by Millie Jackson, "Don't You Ever Get Tired" by Bettye Swann, "I Hate You" by Bobby Bland, "Statue Of A Fool" by David Ruffin, "Tennessee Waltz" by Otis Redding, "Bad News" by Clarence Carter, "Sunday Morning Coming Down" by Hank Ballard, "But You Know I Love You" by Sweet Inspirations, "Please Help Me I'm Falling" by William Bell, "Sometimes" by Facts Of Life, "I'll Release You" by Ted Taylor, and "All I Have To Offer" by Eddie James. CD

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✨✧ InspirationsReggae Fever (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
The Inspirations were maybe not the biggest vocal group on the Jamaican scene at the start of the 70s – but man, they really tear things up in a wonderful way on this classic set with production by Joe Gibbs! As with other Gibbs' projects, there's a few numbers here by other artists too – but the main focus is the sublime vocal tunes that have the Inspirations in the lead – singing in a duo mode that's clearly inspired by 60s soul acts from the US, but with the vocals more harmonized together, instead of trading back and forth – yet at a level that still makes for a really raw edge overall! Rhythms are fantastic – nicely bubbling in a rocksteady mode – and Inspirations titles include "Wet Dreams", "Ease Up", "Samfie Man", "Why Do You Laugh At My Calamities", "Bongo Nyah", "Who You Gonna Run To", "Sweet Sensation", and "Fattie Fattie". Other tracks on the album include "Only Yesterday" by Ken Parker, plus the tracks "Liquidator", "Reggae Fever", and "Mad Rooster" by Lloyd Willis & The Destroyers. PLUS, this 2CD set features a huge amount of added material – 43 more tracks that are all contemporaneous Joe Gibbs productions – work by The Reggae Boys, Destroyers, Soul Sisters, Johnny Moore & The Supersonics, Soul Mates, Hippy Boys, Stranger Cole, Niney, Ken Parker, Ernest Williams, Ansel Collins, and even more by The Inspirations. CD

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Marius CultierOuelele Souskai ... LP
Fiesta/Ascensionale (Italy), 1975. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Maybe the funkiest album ever from Marius Cultier – and definitely one of the records that perfectly shows off his wonderful post-colonial blend of sounds! There's bits of funk from both sides of the Atlantic going on here – roots in both Africa and the Caribbean, but fused through that new sense of freedom that an artist like Cultier found on the Parisian scene – where he could also explore some jazzier inspirations, and move the grooves into so many great areas! The album's got a wonderful vibe – a sound that appeals both to lovers of global funk from the 70s, and sweet fusion as well – thanks to some great work on Fender Rhodes and vibes by Cultier. Titles include "Sousaki", "Ouelele", "Missie Sirop", "Laini", "Ni Tellement Longtemps", and "Mazouk Souvenir". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Aretha FranklinAretha Arrives ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Aretha Arrives in great style – and a mixture between her earlier vocal jazz years at Columbia, and her later southern soul sides of the 60s! Arif Mardin is already arranging Aretha's work at this point, and the backing group includes southern soul studio giants like Spooner Oldham, Tommy Cogbill, and Roger Hawkins – but there's also a number of tracks that have mellow strings and horns by Ralph Burns, very much in the lush style of Burns' work for other vocalists – and a bit different than some of Franklin's other Atlantic work. The Sweet Inspirations back up Aretha on "Ain't Nobody (Gonna Turn Me Around)", and a few other tracks feature backings by sisters Erma and Carolyn – who are always a welcome addition! Titles include "Prove It", "Never Let Me Go", "I Wonder", "Going Down Slow", and "Night Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo blue and green label pressing.)

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Aretha FranklinLady Soul ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1968. New Copy ... $9.99
One of Aretha's undisputed classics – a seminal session that furthered her deep soul agenda with key backings from Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd! The Sweet Inspirations provide sublime backing vocals behind Franklin's maturing delivery of the lyrics – and the music is by an all-star group of players that includes Spooner Oldham, Bobby Womack, Jimmy Johnson, King Curtis, Tommy Cogbill, Roger Hawkins, and even Eric Clapton! Cuts include "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman", "Chain Of Fools", "Money Won't Change You", "Come Back Baby", and "Ain't No Way". CD includes 4 bonus tracks "Chain of Fools (unedited version)", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (mono single version)", "Since You've Never Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby) (mono single version)", and "Ain't No Way (mono single version)"! CD
Also available Lady Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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Aretha FranklinLady Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1968. Used ... $4.99
One of Aretha's undisputed classics – a seminal session that furthered her deep soul agenda with key backings from Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd! The Sweet Inspirations provide sublime backing vocals behind Franklin's maturing delivery of the lyrics – and the music is by an all-star group of players that includes Spooner Oldham, Bobby Womack, Jimmy Johnson, King Curtis, Tommy Cogbill, Roger Hawkins, and even Eric Clapton! Cuts include "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman", "Chain Of Fools", "Money Won't Change You", "Come Back Baby", and "Ain't No Way". CD includes the bonus tracks "Chain of Fools (unedited version)", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (mono single version)", "Since You've Never Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby) (mono single version)", and "Ain't No Way (mono single version)"! CD
Also available Lady Soul ... CD 9.99

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Ann PeeblesPart Time Love ... LP
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.99
A great litle early album from Ann Peebles – rawer than most of her more familiar stuff, with a gutbuckety soul quality that really keeps things fresh! We always love Ann's work, but in these early years she has a deep soul vibe that few other singers can touch – a level that easily rivals Aretha Franklin, but has more real southern roots – and which is handled here by the Hi Records sound. Willie Mitchell produced and arranged (of course!), and the record's got some sweet backing vocals by Rhodes, Chalmers, & Rhodes – very much in a Sweet Inspirations mode, but again maybe a bit deeper too. Tracks include a funky remake of The Isleys' "It's Your Thing", plus "Solid Foundation", "Crazy About You Baby", "Give Me Some Credit", and "Generation Gap Between Us". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Nina SimoneVery Rare Evening ... CD
PM/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99 About July 6, 2022
A very rare evening indeed – a sweet little live set recorded by Nina Simone during her soulful height at RCA – but issued years after that time, and only briefly on a small indie label! The setting here is wonderful – a small combo in the background with the great Weldon Irvine on Hammond, playing these soulful lines that are mighty lean and plenty powerful – spurred on by rhythms from Al Shackman on guitar, Gene Perla on bass, and Don Alias on drums! The record also features two female backup singers on a few cuts – giving the album an almost Sweet Inspirations like touch at moments – but overall, the feel is straight hip Nina – that unique blend of soul, folk, and jazz that pushed things to the next level at the end of the 60s! Includes the great original "Revolution", plus the track "The Other Woman", "In The Morning", "Ain't Go No/I Got Life", "Save Me", and "To Love Somebody". CD
Also available Very Rare Evening ... LP 22.99

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Nina SimoneVery Rare Evening ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 25.99
A very rare evening indeed – a sweet little live set recorded by Nina Simone during her soulful height at RCA – but issued years after that time, and only briefly on a small indie label! The setting here is wonderful – a small combo in the background with the great Weldon Irvine on Hammond, playing these soulful lines that are mighty lean and plenty powerful – spurred on by rhythms from Al Shackman on guitar, Gene Perla on bass, and Don Alias on drums! The record also features two female backup singers on a few cuts – giving the album an almost Sweet Inspirations like touch at moments – but overall, the feel is straight hip Nina – that unique blend of soul, folk, and jazz that pushed things to the next level at the end of the 60s! Includes the great original "Revolution", plus the track "The Other Woman", "In The Morning", "Ain't Go No/I Got Life", "Save Me", and "To Love Somebody". LP, Vinyl record album

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Velvet Underground & OthersVelvet Underground – A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes ... CD
Polydor, Late 60s. New Copy 2CDs ... $19.99 21.99
A really well-done collection of tracks, designed to accompany the Velvet Underground film from director Todd Haynes – a set that mixes VU classics with some rare moments by the group, and a few tracks by other artists that help set the scene for their sound and inspirations! The package is a double-length set, produced by the director himself – and titles include "The Wind" by Nolan Strong & The Diablos, "17 XII 63 NYC The Fire Is A Mirror (excerpt)" by The Theater Of Eternal Music, "Road Runner (live)" by Bo Diddley, "The Ostrich" by The Primitives, and "Chelsea Girls" by Nico – plus Velvet Underground tracks that include "Heroin (mono version)", "Sister Ray (live)", "After Hours (live version 1)", "Foggy Notion", "Ocean", "Sweet Jane", "All Tomorrow's Parties", "I'm Waiting For The Man", "Sunday Morning", "Venus In Furs", and "Pale Blue Eyes". CD
Also available Velvet Underground – A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes ... LP 22.99

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Velvet Underground & OthersVelvet Underground – A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes ... LP
Polydor, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 26.99
A really well-done collection of tracks, designed to accompany the Velvet Underground film from director Todd Haynes – a set that mixes VU classics with some rare moments by the group, and a few tracks by other artists that help set the scene for their sound and inspirations! The package is a double-length set, produced by the director himself – and titles include "The Wind" by Nolan Strong & The Diablos, "17 XII 63 NYC The Fire Is A Mirror (excerpt)" by The Theater Of Eternal Music, "Road Runner (live)" by Bo Diddley, "The Ostrich" by The Primitives, and "Chelsea Girls" by Nico – plus Velvet Underground tracks that include "Heroin (mono version)", "Sister Ray (live)", "After Hours (live version 1)", "Foggy Notion", "Ocean", "Sweet Jane", "All Tomorrow's Parties", "I'm Waiting For The Man", "Sunday Morning", "Venus In Furs", and "Pale Blue Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Velvet Underground – A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes ... CD 19.99

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T Bone WalkerVery Rare ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1973. New Copy ... $10.99 12.99
Very rare, indeed – a late set from the legendary T Bone Walker, and one that brings in some great currents of soul, jazz, and funk that really help push his music forward! The album's maybe a bit like some of the funkier albums on Chess/Cadet at the same time – in that an older talent is able to really step forth with a fantastic new vibe for the 70s – as Walker works here under the direction of producers Lieber and Stoller – alongside an all-star lineup that features trumpet from Dizzy Gillespie, tenor from David Newman and Zoot Simms, flute from Herbie Mann, and even some backing vocals from The Sweet Inspirations! The lineup shifts from track to track, but the great James Booker is on most tracks, playing piano and Fender Rhodes – and almost adding as much to the record as Walker. Also, funky genius David Matthews handled all the arrangements, with that ear for soul that he first forged with James Brown – really bringing a lot to cuts that include "Striking On You, Baby", "The Last Clean Shirt", "The Come Back", "Hard Times", "Three Corn Patches", "I'm Still In Love With You", "If You Don't Come Back", "Well I Done Got Over It", and "Person To Person". CD

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✨✧ Tony Williams LifetimeMillion Dollar Legs ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good ... $7.99
Tony Williams is a million miles from his work with the Miles Davis Quintet on this record – grooving in a heavy rock/fusion mode with his New Lifetime group that includes Allan Holdsworth on guitar, Tony Newton on bass and vocals, and Alan Pasqua on keyboards! The tracks have a post Jeff Beck kind of approach – lots of heavy riffing in a way that does create a bit of funk at the right moments, almost in the Alphonze Mouzon/Tommy Bolin mode – and Williams' drums are right at home in the setting, and somehow filled with as much imagination and creativity as before! Titles include "Sweet Revenge", "Inspirations Of Love", "Lady Jade", "What You Do To Me", and "Joy Filled Summer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve, with some wear and tear. Cover has ring and edge wear and a light stain in back.)

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VariousAtlantic Unearthed – Soul Sisters (rare & previously unissued tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $12.99
Sublime soul work from the glory days of Atlantic Records – and most of it unfamiliar too! As with the male volume in this great Unearthed series, this female volume is filled with amazing rarities from Atlantic – 5 previously unreleased tunes by some of the label's best female singers, plus another 11 tracks that show that even when they were topping the charts, Atlantic was still dedicated to putting out some great deep soul singles! Compiler David Nathan really did his homework here – not only picking out choice singles and b-sides for the compilation, but also digging up the rare unissued tunes that totally make the set worthwhile, even if you think you've got it all in your record collection! Titles include the previously unissued tracks "I Ain't That Easy To Lose" by Betty Swann, "Rescue Me" by Dee Dee Warwick, "It's Growing" by Margie Joseph, "Count The Days" by Patti Labelle & The Bluebells, and "Ain't Nothing Gonna Change Me" by The Sweet Inspirations – plus the titles "Thankful For What I Got" by Barbara Lewis, "It Ain't Who You Know" by Jackie Moore, "Full Time Woman" by Irma Thomas, "I Got To Love Sombody's Baby" by Judy Clay, "What A Man" by Laura Lee, "My Way" by Aretha Franklin, and "Please Little Angel" by Doris Troy. CD

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VariousDisco-Trek ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A silly title, but a great selection of grooves – and a record that features a few really nice clubby soul tracks from the Atlantic catalog – making a rare appearance on LP! Most of the work has a prime mid 70s Philly groove – no surprise, since Tom Moulton put together the set, and remixed a few of the tracks at Sigma sound – taking grooves from the New York, Miami, and Muscle Shoals scenes – and making them sit nicely next to homegrown Philly tracks! Titles include the funky break classic "Getting Uptown (To Get Down)" by United 8, "I Can Understand It" by The Valentinos, "This World" by Sweet Inspirations, "Look Me Up" by Blue Magic, "Mama Never Told Me" by Sister Sledge, "Time" by Jackie Moore, "You Call Me Back" by Clyde Brown", "Look Me Up" by Blue Magic, and "Got To Get You Back" by Sons Of Robin Stone. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, some wear, and a promo sticker.)

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VariousGirls Got Soul – Atlantic Distaff Soul Classics, Rarities, & Unissued Tracks From The 60s ... CD
Atlantic/Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Killer female soul from Atlantic Records – and a tasty set that pushes way past the big hits! There's some excellent work here from some of the lesser-remembered singers on the label from the 60s, or other singers who recorded more famously elsewhere for other labels – and there's also some nice obscure numbers from some of Atlantic's bigger acts, tracks that you might have missed or which have never been issued before. There's a total of 25 tracks that includes "But I Love Him" by Doris Troy, "It's Nice To Know" and "That Hurts" by Rozetta Johnson, "My Man, He's A Lovin Man" by Betty Lavette, "Me & My Baby" by Mary Wells, "Unloved Unwanted Me" by Barbara Lynn, "Sweet Inspiration" by The Sweet Inspirations, "I'm Blue (The Gong Gong Song)" by The Ikettes, "Here He Comes" by Ruth Brown, "I Can't Afford To Lose Him" by Baby Washington, and "You Can't Love Me (In The Midnight Hour)" by Ann Mason with Little Mac & The Boss Sounds. CD

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✨✧ AirtoTouching You, Touching Me ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Airto's most polished records, and an album that we've really grown to love over the years! There's a pretty strong modern soul/R&B component to the album – but at the core, there's still a strong feeling for Brazilian rhythms, and the record's got a wonderfully warm Brazilian fusion component. Marcos Valle arranged many of the tracks with Airto, and the record's similar to some of his excellent R&B-ish work from the early 80s, particularly the stuff he did after working with Leon Ware. Great players and singers on the sessions, too – including George Duke, Herb Alpert, Flora Purim and The Sweet Inspirations. Tracks include "Heartbeat", "Amajour", "Partido Alto", "Open Space", "Tempos Atras", and "And Then We Touched The Sky". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ AirtoTouching You, Touching Me ... LP
Warner, 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Airto's most polished records, and an album that we've really grown to love over the years! There's a pretty strong modern soul/R&B component to the album – but at the core, there's still a strong feeling for Brazilian rhythms, and the record's got a wonderfully warm Brazilian fusion component. Marcos Valle arranged many of the tracks with Airto, and the record's similar to some of his excellent R&B-ish work from the early 80s, particularly the stuff he did after working with Leon Ware. Great players and singers on the sessions, too – including George Duke, Herb Alpert, Flora Purim and The Sweet Inspirations. Tracks include "Heartbeat", "Amajour", "Partido Alto", "Open Space", "Tempos Atras", and "And Then We Touched The Sky". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousCan I Be A Witness – Stax Southern Groove ... CD
Stax/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning selection of work from the legendary Stax records – a package of rare material that includes 11 tracks that appear here for the first time ever! We've been fans of the legendary Memphis soul label for a mighty long time – and, as with Motown, we're always amazed at how much wonderful work that Stax recorded, but never issued at the time – a surprise to many, but of the best sort possible! And the "groove" in the title is a reference to the fact that most of the cuts here are upbeat and funky – all done in the years before disco, and in a mix of styles that moves between uptempo 60s soul and some of the 70s funk that the label was turning out in their final years – served up here in a superb collection of cuts that will only deepen your love of the Stax label. Titles include "Bad Water" by Little Milton", "Can We Talk This Over" by Eddie Floyd, "Burning On Both Ends" by The Nightingales, "How Can I Be A Witness" by RB Hudmon, "Soul Groove" by Art Jerry Miller, "Don't Fight The Feeling" by The Sweet Inspirations, "Three's A Crowd" by The Temprees, "Helping Man" by Jean Knight, "True Love Don't Grow On Trees" by Veda Brown, "Leaning On Your Undying Love" by Shack, "The Natural You" by Ollie & The Nightingales, "Ain't Enough Hours" by The Emotions, "Passing Thru/World Keeps Turning (extended)" by Frederick Knight, "You Ain't Playing With No Toy" by Soul Children, "Love Is Taking Over" by Eric Mercury, and "I Got To Be Myself" by The Rance Allen Group. CD

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinLady Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of Aretha's undisputed classics – a seminal session that furthered her deep soul agenda with key backings from Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd! The Sweet Inspirations provide sublime backing vocals behind Franklin's maturing delivery of the lyrics – and the music is by an all-star group of players that includes Spooner Oldham, Bobby Womack, Jimmy Johnson, King Curtis, Tommy Cogbill, Roger Hawkins, and even Eric Clapton! Cuts include "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman", "Chain Of Fools", "Money Won't Change You", "Come Back Baby", and "Ain't No Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s Canadian pressing.)
Also available
Lady Soul ... CD 9.99
Lady Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Van MorrisonIt's Too Late To Stop Now (Vols II, III, IV) (3CDs/DVD box set) ... CD
Exile/Sony, 1973. Used 3CDs/DVD ... Out Of Stock
Van Morrison at the height of his solo powers – working here in an extended live set that opens up with all the genius for vocal expression and inflection he developed during his initial solo years at Warner Brothers! The setting is perfect to show the growing confidence Morrison has in his talents – an unbridled sense of soul that comes on even more strongly on some of these versions than on earlier takes of the tunes in the studio – especially as they mix with a few great covers here that further illustrate the wide range of inspirations that Van brings into his music. Backing is by a tight, soulful combo – and tracks include "Domino", "Wild Children", "I Believe To My Soul", "I Just Want To Make Love To You", "These Dreams Of You", "Into The Mystic", "Warm Love", "Saint Dominic's Preview", "Bring It On Home To Me", "Listen To The Lion", "Gloria", "Cyprus Avenue", "Caravan", and "Take Your Hand Out Of My Pocket". Special 3CD version is stunning – and presents the full 3 concerts that went into the core album – with over 3 hours of unreleased music! Concerts were recorded at the Troubadour in LA, Santa Monica Civic, and Rainbow in London – and additional titles include "Sweet Thing", "Bein Green", "Buona Sera", "Wild Night", "Hey Good Lookin", "Snow In San Anselmo", "Come Running", "Hard Nose To The Highway", "Since I Fell For YOu", "There There Child", "No Way", "Moonshine Whiskey", and lots more! 45 tracks in all – and comes with a DVD featuring 9 tracks, and 50 minutes of footage from the Rainbow show in London! CD

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✨✧ QuinteplusQuinteplus/En Vivo ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet funky jazz with some really wonderful keyboards – a double-length set that brings together two rare albums from Argentine combo Quinteplus! The group here clearly have a love of the Cannonball Adderley style of soul jazz – particularly that Cannon groove as the 60s wore into the 70s, and his quintet began to open up their rhythms a bit more. Most numbers have some very sharp trumpet and tenor in the frontline, directed strongly by electric piano lines that step out spaciously with a wicked blend of funky and modal inspirations. The drums and bass are pretty great too – tightly punched, yet often with a nice sense of space that almost recalls the brilliance of the Adderley group when David Axelrod was handling them on Capitol Records! The package features 2 full albums – Quinteplus and En Vivo – with titles that include "Ode To Billie Joe", "Jose Blues", "Pochoclito", "Blackman El Justiciero", "Zamba De Mis Pagos", "El Marques", "Loberman El Hombre Loco", and "Los Ejes De Mi Carreta". CD

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✨✧ Julius BrockingtonPraise Him ... LP
ALA, 1979. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from Julius Brockington – an artist that we know best from his early 70s funk albums, but who is working here in a gospel mode, with the Julius Brockington Ensemble – a very hip group of singers, with a righteous 70s approach to the music. The feel is almost in the mode of Voices Of East Harlem, Sweet Inspirations, or other similar secular/gospel groups – with a deeply soulful approach to the music that pushes past standard styles of gospel, and borrows a lot from soul music in the arrangements. Titles include "If It's His Will", "Day By Day", "Going Up Yonder", "Sinner's Prayer", and "Always Be By My Side". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, promo sticker, and some light wear and yellowing from age in back.)

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✨✧ Marius CultierOuelele Souskai ... LP
Fiesta/Ascensionale (Italy), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Maybe the funkiest album ever from Marius Cultier – and definitely one of the records that perfectly shows off his wonderful post-colonial blend of sounds! There's bits of funk from both sides of the Atlantic going on here – roots in both Africa and the Caribbean, but fused through that new sense of freedom that an artist like Cultier found on the Parisian scene – where he could also explore some jazzier inspirations, and move the grooves into so many great areas! The album's got a wonderful vibe – a sound that appeals both to lovers of global funk from the 70s, and sweet fusion as well – thanks to some great work on Fender Rhodes and vibes by Cultier. Titles include "Sousaki", "Ouelele", "Missie Sirop", "Laini", "Ni Tellement Longtemps", and "Mazouk Souvenir". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ouelele Souskai ... LP 39.99

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✨✧ Wilson PickettHey Jude (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/4 Men With Beards, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Wilson Pickett at Fame Studios – an unbeatable mix that yields up one of his greatest albums ever! All the best elements of Pickett's strength at Atlantic Records are firmly in place here – hard, raw vocals at the front, supported by funky accompaniment from Fame Studios regulars, plus a bit of vocals from The Sweet Inspirations – all tied together by near-perfect production from the legendary Rick Hall! But best of all, the tracks here are all winners through and through – mostly penned by the cream of the crop of southern-tinged soulsters of the time – including George Jackson, Bobby Womack, Raymond Moore, and the team of Isaac Hayes & David Porter. Of course, Lennon & McCartney contributed the title track "Hey Jude" – which Wilson redoes here with the same soulful inflection that Ike & Tina were bringing to some of the 60s rock cannon at the end of the decade – and other titles include "Save Me", "My Own Style Of Loving", "Toe Hold", "People Make The World", "A Man & A Half", and "Sit Down & Talk This Over". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousGlitter & Gold – Words & Music By Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest guy/girl songwriting teams of the 60s – featured here in a killer collection of some of their best work! The range of artists here is nicely wide – from rockers to pop crooners to soul groups – and all of the tunes are key readings of songs penned by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, possibly not the highest-charting versions, but easily some of the greatest ever set to record! Ace really did a great job with this one – matching the heights of their other songwriter series titles, and really bringing out the darkness in the Mann/Weil songs – a subtle sort of sadness that comes through perfectly in most of these versions. The 24 page booklet features track-by-track notes on the tunes – really getting at the story of the recordings – and titles include "It's Not Easy" by The Sweet Inspirations, "Kicks" by Del Shannon, "It's Getting Better" by Mama Cass, "The Bossa Nova" by Tippie & The Clovers, "Hungry" by Paul Revere & The Raiders, "It's A Happening World" by The Tokens, "Chico's Girl" by The Girls, "Glitter & Gold" by The Turtles, "In The Park" by The Drifters, "Where Do I Belong" by Calvin Grayson, "Let Me Walk With You" by The 2 Of Clubs, "She Is Today" by Bergen White, "Girl It's Alright Now" by Bruce & Terry, "Where Have You Been All Of My Life" by Arthur Alexander, and "I'd Be So Good For You" by Joanie Sommers. CD

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✨✧ VariousStax Of Funk – The Funky Truth ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Funky genius from the legendary Stax studios! During the 60s, Stax was well known for their work in the soul music field – turning out hit singles by the likes of Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, and others – but after 1968, when the label finished their deal with Atlantic, they really started getting down and dirty, and hitting on all burners in the funk department. This tasty set features 21 tracks from those exiting years –many of them only ever issued on singles, and a few of them by some of the label's more famous LP artists – but all of them with a nice Memphis funky groove! Titles include "Turn Your Damper Down" by Rufus Thomas, "Broadway Freeze" by Harvey Scales, "Life Is Funky" by Round Robin Monopoly, "The Dryer" by Roy Lee Johnson, "She's My Old Lady Too" by Lee Sain, "Slipped & Tripped" by The Sweet Inspirations, "Brothers & Sisters" by Kim Weston, "Movin Dancer" by Bobby Holley, "Eli's Pork Chop" by Little Sonny, "A Man Never Knows" by Chris & Shack, "Grab A Handful" by Art Jerry Miller, "I'll Kill A Brick (About My Man)" by Hot Sauce, "Watch The Dog That Brings The Bone" by Inez Foxx, "Sock Soul" by The Bar Kays, and "Getting Funky Round Here" by Black Nasty! CD
 
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✨✧ VariousTo The Outside Of Everything – A Story Of UK Post-Punk 1977 to 1981 (5CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 5CD ... Out Of Stock
Great sounds from some of our favorite years of the British scene – those moments right after punk first exploded, and a generation of young English artists took off in so many different musical directions! The era's been labeled as post-punk, but what makes it really unique is that the label hardly does the music justice – as the time had such a rich array of sounds and styles, it would be impossible to sum of the vibe in just a few short words! There's definitely some punk elements in the music, but there's also electronic moments, sweeter songs, noisy bits, compressed prog inspirations, and even some occasional witty elements – with songwriting that's really stood the test of time over the years. There have been other collections of post-punk work over the years, but we've never seen a package like this – as the 5CD set features 111 tracks in all, packaged inside a book-style cover that's overflowing with notes and images – all with a track selection that includes lots of lost gems. In other words, even if you're like us, and already love this period, you'll still find plenty of greatness here – as the whole thing's balanced well enough to please both newcomers and longtime collectors. Includes work by Dif Juz, Glaxo Babies, The Homosexuals, Ultravox, Swell Maps, Clock DVD, Maximum Joy, Section 25, The Cravats, Native Hipsters, Josef K, Art Objects, The Passions, Big In Japan, Fischer-Z, Family Fodder, Girls At Our Best, Ludus, Boots For Dancing, In Camera, The Disco Zombies, Medium Medium, Alternative TV, The Nightingales, My Captains, Five Or Six, Steve Diggle, Dance Chapter, Fire Engines, Spoon Fazer, and many others! CD

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✨✧ StumpwaterMotel In Saginaw (with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Drag City/Galactic Zoo Disk, 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Aurora, Illinois may never have given the world that much – but now the city can rightfully claim its place in the rock and roll cosmos – as the home of this fantastic early 70s album from Stump Water! The group have a sound that's a lot sweeter than their name – and are a trio, with a wonderfully harmonic sound – mixing acoustic guitars with their voices, at a level that's maybe somewhere in the territory of America or Simon & Garfunkel – but a bit darker, and more personal too! These guys are clearly of the generation inspired by the changes in the post-CSNY universe – modes that allowed a certain sort of singer or songwriter to really move past folk standards, and really open up the best blue-eyed inspirations in their music. Titles include "Motel In Saginaw", "Frozen Man", "Cockcrow", "Growing Time", "The Hermit", "Blind Darkness", "Now That He's Passed Away", and "Romantic Courtship Turns Into Boring Marriage Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Totally great bonus – the album includes an original pressing of their lone 45 from 1976 – with the songs "Watcher's Brawl" and "White Washed Afternoons".)
 
 
 



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