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VariousMotown Memories – 16 Non-Stop Tamla Hits ... LP
Tamla/Motown (UK), 1960s/1970s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ VariousTamla Motown Presents 20 Mod Classics ... LP
Tamla/Motown (UK), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A cool 70s UK collection – one that features 20 tracks that played big on the mod scene in London during the 60s – with titles that include "Can I Get A Witness" by Marvin Gaye, "Heatwave" by Martha & The Vandellas, "Needle In A Haystack" by The Velvelettes, "Too Many Fish In The Sea" by The Marvelettes, "Hey Harmonica Man" by Stevie Wonder, "You're A Wonderful One" by Marvin Gaye, "My Girl" by The Temptations, "My Guy" by Mary Wels, "I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, and "He Was Really Sayin Somethin" by The Velvelettes. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)
 
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Yvonne FairBitch Is Black ... CD
Tamla/Reel Music, 1975. Used ... $8.99
Heavy heavy funk from the mighty Yvonne Fair – a 70s bad soul sister that we'd rank right up there with Betty Davis! Yvonne got her start working with James Brown in a sweeter mode, but by the time of this mid 70s debut, she'd hit a really hard-wailing sort of style – one that had the righteous vocal lead of singers like Davis, Maxayn, or a rare few others – and which gets support here from some really full, rich production from Norman Whitfield! Whitfield brings in bits of strings alongside the heavier bass, drums, and keyboards – and makes for a unique mix that almost goes a bit southern soul, while still staying in the hipper styles of 70s Motown – letting Yvonne get a bit personal on a few tear-jerking numbers, and come wailing back with full force on the funkier ones. Titles include the classics "Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On" and "It Should Have Been Me" – plus "Let Your Hair Down", "Love Ain't No Toy", "Tell Me Something Good", "It's Bad For Me To See You", "Stay A Little Longer", and "Walk Out The Door If You Wanna". CD
(Out of print – and still sealed.)

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Marvin Gaye15 Greatest Hits ... CD
Tamla, Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye Greatest Hits Vol 2 ... LP
Tamla, 1967. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Early work by Marvin Gaye – with many gems from the early and mid 60s that were big or minor hits for Marvin during his early days at Motown. The set includes "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)", "I'll Be Doggone", "Ain't That Peculiar", "Try It Baby", "Take This Heart Of Mine", and "Forever" – and there's some nice numbers we'd forgotten about! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Tamla pressing with deep groove! Cover has a small cut corner, but is nice overall.)

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Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye On Stage – Recorded Live ... LP
Tamla, 1963. Very Good ... $44.99
One of the best of the 60s live sets from Motown – a sublime showcase for the talents of a young Marvin Gaye! There's a feel here that's a bit looser, and almost a bit rougher than some of Marvin's other records from the time – and there's almost a bit more force in his vocals than on the hits – a hard-wailing quality that takes over at times, and which is totally great. A backing chorus supports Marvin over the small combo backings, but the whole thing's recorded so that Gaye's very firmly in the lead – on cuts that include "Mojo Hanna", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "One Of These Days", "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow", "Pride & Joy", "Hitch Hike", and "Get My Hands On Some Lovin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 2 globes pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and a partially split bottom seam.)

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Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye's Greatest Hits ... LP
Tamla, 1970s. Sealed ... $19.99
Great cuts from the second decade of Marvin Gaye's career at Motown – really magic numbers pulled from that 70s period when he was really taking off with his music! There's a righteous undercurrent here that goes way beyond the simple soul of the 60s – and the set offers a great cross-section of the many moods that Marvin was putting forth at the time. Pure niceness all the way through – with tracks that include "Let's Get It On", "I Want You", "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)", "I Heard It Through The Grapevine", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", "What's Going On", "After The Dance", "Can I Get A Witness", "Trouble Man", and "Distant Lover (Live)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a vintage sale sticker. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Marvin GayeMoods Of Marvin Gaye ... LP
Tamla, 1966. Very Good ... $24.99
The moods of Marvin Gaye are many, even at this early point in his career – as the set has the young Marvin really taking off strongly – hitting hard on classic Motown groovers, but also showing a sensitive side at times too! The album kicks off with some killer rhythms on cuts like "I'll Be Doggone", "Little Darling", and "Take This Heart Of Mine" – really setting the stage for a batch of cuts that makes the album one of Gaye's strongest from the early years, thanks to some bold song writing from Smokey Robinson and other mighty Motown talents. Other cuts include the classic "Ain't That Peculiar", and side two slows things down a bit, showing mellow moods on cuts like "Night Life", "You're The One For Me", "I Worry Bout You", and "One For My Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Two globes stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small center split bottom seam.)

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Marvin Gaye & Tammi TerrellUnited ... CD
Tamla/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
Fantastic soul duets between Marvin & Tammi Terrell – a landmark pair in 60s soul music, and easily one of the best male/female duos in pop music ever! Marvin and Tammi have a way of singing together that makes you feel like they're speaking the tunes, not singing them – a personal, intimate quality that's almost as if we're sneaking in on them behind closed doors – and not hearing their voices cast out in front of full backing in the Motown studios. Even when the tunes are familiar, they're still bracingly emotive – Includes stone classics like "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "If I Could Build My World Around You", plus "Hold Me Oh My Darling", "Somethin Stupid", "You Got What It Takes", and "If This World Were Mine". CD
(Part of the Motown Did It First Series!)

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Thelma HoustonAny Way You Like It (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tamla/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $12.99
Smoking Motown work from Thelma Houston – a great 70s set that catches the singer at the top of her groove! The album's polished, but never in a too-commercial way – and the grooves acknowledge the growing role of the dancefloor in mainstream soul, yet also mostly stay away from some of the disco cliches of the time – thanks to sophisticated work by arrangers Art Wright, Paul Riser, and Michael Smith! Although we should also point out that this is the record that gave Houston one of her bigger hits – the key crossover track "Don't Leave Me This Way" – nestled nicely amidst other great numbers like "Don't Know Why I Love You", "Any Way You Like It", "If It's The Last Thing I Do", and "Don't Make Me Pay". CD features lots of bonus tracks – including "One Out Of Every Six (censored version)", "Do You Know Where You're Going", "Together", "Today Will Soon Be Yesterday", "You've Been Doing Wrong For So Long", and "Don't Leave Me This Way (single edit)". CD

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Thelma HoustonRide To The Rainbow ... LP
Tamla, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A bold little set from Thelma Houston – produced with a strong disco finish, in a way that makes the best of her fierce diva vocals! The album's got a unity that's nicely appreciated – especially since some of Houston's other records could be a bit too unfocused or overblown – and the production by Hal Davis and arrangements by Arthur G Wright all have a strongly soulful quality that never steps too far out of line. Titles include a cover of "Love Machine", plus "Saturday Night Sunday Morning", "Ride To The Rainbow", "Paying For It With My Heart", "I Wanna Be Back In Love Again", and the excellent modern groover "Give It To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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Eddie KendricksGoin' Up In Smoke ... LP
Tamla, 1976. Sealed ... $14.99
A soaring set from the great Eddie Kendricks – and a record that brings his Detroit roots into play with the best Philly grooves of the time – thanks to production from the mighty Norman Harris! Harris works with the cream of the crop of the Sigma Sound scene, and cooks up these beautifully flowing grooves for Eddie – clubby tracks that work perfectly for his sublime vocal approach, mixed with some wonderful mellow moments that have this really heartbreaking intensity – maybe even a bit more depth than some of Kendricks' previous few records. A great example of this is the wonderful cut "The Newness Is Gone" – among other killer tracks that include "Born Again", "Sweet Tenderoni", "Don't Put Off Until Tomorrow", and the great "To You From Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eddie KendricksHit Man ... LP
Tamla, 1975. Very Good ... $2.99
Eddie certainly was the "hit man" on this one – a tight album of hard stepping soul tracks, mostly cut in Eddie's famous "boogie" mode of the mid 70s! The cuts mix wonderful soul vocals with some tight jazzy instrumentation – laid down by players like Wah Wah Ragin, Harvey Mason, Ray Parker, and Leonard Caston, who produced the album with Frank Wilson. The record's got swirling strings around harder instrumentation – in a mode that's perfect for Eddie's sweet vocal style – and the sound is right up there with classic work by Marvin Gaye or Barry White. Includes the nice long cut "Body Talk", plus "Happy", "If Anyone Can", "Fortune Teller", "I've Got To Be", and "Skippin' Work Today". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MiraclesRenaissance ... LP
Tamla, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
An incredible album from The Miracles – truly the Renaissance that's promised in the title, and proof that they could do amazing things away from Smokey! Of course, they've got a heck of a lot of great help on this set – from some of Motown's best, like Willie Hutch, Fonce Mizell, Freddie Perren, and even Marvin Gaye, who wrote and produced the album's incredible track "I Love You Secretly", a stone treasure that's as good as any of Marvin's recordings from the time! The whole album's great, though, filled with wonderful songs that never got their due – and which will make this one stand for years as a treasure to fans of harmony soul! Titles include "I Didn't Realize The Show Was Over", "I Love You Secretly", "I Don't Need No Reason", "Don't Let It End", and "What Is A Heart Good For". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a small peeled spot at the opening.)

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Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesAway We A Go Go ... LP
Tamla, 1966. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A key set in the second chapter of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – that time when the group moved from the mellow ballads that were their first early strength, into some dancefloor stormers that easily made them one of the most favored Motown acts of the time! Smokey definitely takes the "go go" in the title seriously – and comes up with some great grooves that feature plenty of his own lead vocals, including some lesser-known gems that we especially like. Backing by the group is great, too – and the overall sound is extremely sweet harmony soul, with a perfect Motown set of arrangements from the backing group – on titles that include "Can You Love A Poor Boy", "Baby Baby", "I'm The One You Need", "Save Me", "Oh Be My Love", and "Swept For You Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s reissue pressing.)

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Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesGoing To A Go Go ... CD
Tamla (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
Legendary stuff from Smokey Robinson and his wonderful group – a killer set from the second all-male version of The Miracles – recorded with some wonderfully soaring harmonies! The group's got a nice bite on the bottom here – a groove to go with the "go go" promised in the title – at a level that made these Miracles really take off on Motown dancefloors, yet still also have the late nite appeal of the earlier group too. The album includes the big hit dance number "Going To A Go Go", the classic ballad "Tracks Of My Tears", and loads of other wonderful numbers like "Ooo Baby Baby", "Let Me Have Some", "All That's Good", and "My Girl Has Gone". CD
(Part of the Motown Did It First Series!)

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Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesOne Dozen Roses ... LP
Tamla, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $16.99
Hip stuff by Smokey – recorded at the beginning of the 70s, but with some cuts from the glory days of the 60s. The album includes classics like "Tears Of A Clown" and "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game" – but the best tracks are the mellow, more modern ones, which show the group developing into a sophisticated harmony act with a sound to match the best groups of the 70s. Tracks include "That Girl", "I Love You Dear", "No Wonder Love's A Wonder", and "When Sundown Comes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Valerie SimpsonExposed ... LP
Tamla, 1971. Sealed ... $11.99
A classic early bit of soul from the Ashford & Simpson team – even though the record is billed under the name of Valerie Simpson as a solo act! Valerie sang all the tracks on the album, but she and Nick produced the record together – in a way that really sets the groundwork for their bigger fame to come in the 70s – but much rootsier overall! Paul Riser handles the arrangements, with that great touch that he was bringing to some of the best Motown work of the early 60s – that sense of expanded styles, but never in a way that just rehashed some of the previous Detroit styles, and instead almost reached for some of the more sophisticated sounds coming from the east coast and Chicago. Dennis Coffey handles the guitar solos, Jack Ashford plays percussion, and Joshie Armstead joins Nick and Valerie on backup vocals. Titles include "Sinner Man", "Can't It Wait Until Tomorrow", "I Don't Need No Help", "World Without Sunshine", and "We Can Work It Out". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SyreetaSet My Love In Motion ... LP
Tamla, 1981. Very Good+ ... $3.99
An obscure later album by Syreeta – but still a great one! The lady's moving into an 80s groove on most of these cuts – but she's still got that sweet heavenly vocal approach, very similar to Minnie Riperton, whose late style she's taking up on a number of the album's smooth, well produced tracks. There's few modern funk styled numbers on the set which sound much better than we remembered, but it's still the mellow cuts that really shine the brightest – and titles include "I Love You", "I Must Be In Love", "Can't Shake Your Love", "Quick Slick", "Move It Do It", "You Set My Love In Motion", and "There's Nothing Like A Woman In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp and is lighty bent at the middle. Label has a bit of pen.)

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Tammi TerrellI Can't Believe You Love Me/Hold Me Oh My Darling ... 7-inch
Tamla, 1965. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Stevie WonderHotter Than July ... LP
Tamla, 1980. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
A bit smoother than early days, but still very nice and soulful – and did we expect any less from Stevie? The record's got a nicely flanged-out soul groove – with a style that kind of expands on the vocal and keyboard production of the early 70s, taking the groove towards a sound that many other bands would cop in the 80s. Proof of this is the cut "Master Blaster (Jammin)", which many bands would cover at the time – plus lots of nice LP cuts, like "Did I Hear You Say You Love Me", "Cash In Your Face", "All I Do", and "I Ain't Gonna Stand For It". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Stevie WonderIn Square Circle ... CD
Tamla, 1985. Used ... $4.99
Mid 80s, and while never that bad (nothing Stevie does is ever terrible – well, except for "Don't Drive Drunk"!), the record lacks that certain greatness that you'll find on even the lesser Stevie Wonder albums. Still, there's some decent enough numbers that keep the album fresh – and even at this point, Stevie's vocals are still sublime! Titles include "Stranger On The Shore Of Love", "Spiritual Walkers", "Land Of La La", "Overjoyed", and "Part-Time Lover". CD
(Out of print, tray card has a crease and a small cutout hole.)

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Stevie WonderJourney Through The Secret Life Of Plants ... LP
Tamla, 1979. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Very high concept work from Stevie Wonder! The record is, in fact, about the "secret life of plants" – partially used as a soundtrack for a film of the same name, but also acting as kind of a storybook in itself! Stevie's exploring a wide range of plant life and plant themes on the set – often in a way that has his keyboards taking center stage in little symphonies of soul that unfold like the petals of a flower in the morning sun – and which stand out as quite different from some of his vocal work, marking him as a talented electronic musician in his own right. Many tracks do have lyrics, too – often with themes of growing, seeding, and other garden metaphors that are easily translated to the human experience. Titles include "Secret Life Of Plants", "Outside My Window", "A Seed's A Star", "Race Babbling", "Black Orchid", "Send One Your Love", "Tree", "Come Back As A Flower", and "Ai No Sono". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the braille cover. Has some ring wear.)

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Stevie WonderLittle Stevie Wonder Recorded Live – The 12 Year Old Genius ... LP
Tamla, 1963. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An amazing early record from Stevie Wonder – the kind of set that shows what raw power and starmanship he had even at a wee wee age! The set was recorded live, in a style that lets Stevie really open up on the full range of his talents – including harmonica, bongos, and drums – as well as vocals, which are a bit fragile and unformed, but still pretty great. There's an undeniable magic to the whole thing that really knocks us flat – and which couldn't have been caught better by Motown if they tried, making the album a key live recording for its time! The album includes a monster 7 minute version of "Fingertips", which was issued as a hit 2-part single – plus the groovy "Soul Bongo", the track "La La La La La", and a few nice Ray Charles covers like "Hallelujah I Love Her So" and "Drown In My Own Tears", showing Stevie still under the shadow of uncle Ray. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s UK Tamla Motown pressing.)

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✨✧ Stevie WonderOriginal Musiquarium I ... LP
Tamla, 1970s/Early 80s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A classic testament to the genius of Stevie Wonder – a collection that brings together some of his most important work of the 70s, plus a few new tracks too – all graced with a back cover note that proudly states "written, arranged, and produced by Stevie Wonder"! That note is key to the strength of the set – as it documents Wonder's rise from child soul phenomenon to adult American composer – a voice that was one of the strongest of the 70s in finding a new sense of pride and power for the generation. The whole thing's great – as you'd expect – and even after all these years, the set stands as one of the best ways to jump into Stevie's work of the 70s. Titles include "Living For The City", "Superstition", "Front Line", "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", "Superwoman", "I Wish", "Sir Duke", "Higher Ground", "Boogie On Reggae Woman", "Do I Do", "Ribbon In The Sky", "Master Blaster (Jammin)", and "Isn't She Lovely". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has center splits on the bottom seams.)

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Stevie WonderTalking Book ... CD
Tamla, 1972. Used ... $3.99
One of the classics, and an album that's filled with a sense of majesty and power that will knock you dead – despite the stupid cover of Stevie sitting on a hill, playing in the dirt! By this point, Stevie knows he's on top of the world – and he's honing the sophisticated experiments of the previous few albums into a tightly woven pop sound that would pay Motown a huge dividend for letting him take chances with his music! Includes the big hits "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" and "Superstition", plus the amazing mellow synthesizer classic "You've Got It Bad Girl" and the fuzzy funky "Maybe Your Baby". Great stuff, and one that won't let you down! CD

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VariousBritish Motown Chartbusters ... LP
Tamla/Motown (UK), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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VariousBritish Motown Chartbusters Vol 2 ... LP
Tamla/Motown (UK), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousIt Takes Two ... LP
Tamla/Motown (UK), 1960s/1970s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker.)

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VariousMotown Songbook – Original Versions ... LP
Tamla/Motown (UK), 1960s/1970s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Yvonne FairBitch Is Black ... CD
Tamla (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Heavy heavy funk from the mighty Yvonne Fair – a 70s bad soul sister that we'd rank right up there with Betty Davis! Yvonne got her start working with James Brown in a sweeter mode, but by the time of this mid 70s debut, she'd hit a really hard-wailing sort of style – one that had the righteous vocal lead of singers like Davis, Maxayn, or a rare few others – and which gets support here from some really full, rich production from Norman Whitfield! Whitfield brings in bits of strings alongside the heavier bass, drums, and keyboards – and makes for a unique mix that almost goes a bit southern soul, while still staying in the hipper styles of 70s Motown – letting Yvonne get a bit personal on a few tear-jerking numbers, and come wailing back with full force on the funkier ones. Titles include the classics "Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On" and "It Should Have Been Me" – plus "Let Your Hair Down", "Love Ain't No Toy", "Tell Me Something Good", "It's Bad For Me To See You", "Stay A Little Longer", and "Walk Out The Door If You Wanna". CD
(Part of the Motown Did It First Series!)
Also available Bitch Is Black ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Marvin GayeTribute To The Great Nat King Cole ... LP
Tamla, 1965. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Marvin Gaye shows another wonderful side of his talents in the early Motown years – a classy, crooing approach that was perfect for this tribute to Nat King Cole! There's a great mix of jazz and soul going on here that's a bit different than some of Marvin's other Motown work of the 60s – and although some tracks are quite Cole-like at times, with a surprisingly accurate approximation of Nat's style – there's plenty others that almost seem to point towards the growing sophistication in Gaye's style that would emerge more strongly at the end of the 60s. Titles include "Straighten Up & Fly Right", "Nature Boy", "Unforgettable", "Send For Me", and a pretty great reading of "Calypso Blues", with a nice stepping groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(German reissue.)

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✨✧ Marvin GayeTrouble Man (original gatefold pressing) ... LP
Tamla, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Marvin Marvin Marvin – just when we thought you couldn't impress us any more, you took it to the next level! Trouble Man is a heck of a wonderful surprise from an artist that most folks really only knew as a singer – a fantastically funky blacksploitation soundtrack, conceived and composed by Marvin himself – and served up with some occasional vocals that work beautifully with the album's cool instrumental grooves! The set's easily one of Gaye's most righteous records ever – almost a second chapter to What's Going On, but more instrumental – and like that classic set, it really shows the whole new range of vision that Marvin was able to work in the studio. Gaye gets a bit of arranging help on some tracks from Gene Page and JJ Johnson – and the album's filled with great cuts – including the landmark "T Plays It Cool", plus other gems like "Don't Mess With Mister T", "Main Theme From Trouble Man", "The Break In", and "T Stands For Trouble". Very funky, very sophisticated, and very soulful! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the gatefold cover, with a cutout notch, some wear, and a stain at the top left corner.)

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✨✧ Marvin Gaye with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, and TammiMarvin Gaye & His Girls ... LP
Tamla, 1969. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic batch of Motown duets from Marvin Gaye and some of his best female co-stars – with a few contributions a piece from Mary Wells, Kim Weston, and Tammi Terrell! Although other artists explored the male/female duet mode back in the 60s, few did it as well as Marvin – thanks in part to a warmly sensitive vocal approach that made his duets come across as personal, loving conversations – and not the too-gimmicky modes used to push the big stars over at other labels. Marvin & Mary Wells sing "Once Upon A Time", "What's The Matter With You Baby", "Together", and "Deed I Do". Marvin & Kim Weston sing "I Want You 'Round", "What Good Am I Without You", and "It Takes Two". And Marvin and Tammi Terrell sing "Your Precious Love", "Little Ole Girl, Little Ole Boy", "I Can't Help But Love You", and "Good Lovin Ain't Easy To Come By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Tamla pressing with deep groove. Back cover has light aging.)

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✨✧ Isley BrothersThis Old Heart Of Mine (Pickwick) ... LP
Tamla/Pickwick, 1966. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Isley Brothers on Motown – a really key step forward for the group, who find a whole new level of soul with help from the Holland Dozier Holland team! There's a warmth here missing from previous Isleys material – that rough edge that was more part of their rocking years, softened a bit to let the vocals really take off with straightforward power – that mix of raw energy and sublime precision they'd explore later on the T-Neck years – helped strongly here by the Motown influence. Titles include the massive hit "This Old Heart Of Mine", plus "Take Some Time Out for Love", "Baby Don't You Do It", "Nowhere To Run", "Put Yourself In My Place", "Seek & You Shall Find", and "Who Could Ever Doubt My Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eddie KendricksPeople Hold On ... LP
Tamla, 1972. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A truly amazing album – unlike anything Eddie Kendricks ever did before, or since – and one of those records that really helped shape the sound of soul in the 70s! The music is as rich and powerful as the image on the cover – with some righteous undercurrents that really mark the time and place of the record, yet also help it transcend so many other standard soul modes of the period too! Arrangements are wonderfully complex – as you'll hear on the classic groovers "Girl You Need A Change Of Mind" and "Date With The Rain" – each very different numbers, but both a showcase for Kendricks' wonderful vocal approach. Other titles include the progressive "People Hold On" – plus "I'm On The Sideline", "Day By Day", "If You Let Me", "Let Me Run Into Your Lonely Heart", and "Someday We'll Have A Better World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, a name in marker on front, and some pen on back. Labels have some pen and marker.)

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✨✧ Smokey RobinsonSmokey's Family Robinson ... LP
Tamla, 1976. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Smokey's Family Robinson finds Smokey exploring rather than simply setting out to continue riding the waves made by Quiet Storm. There's bits of dancefloor funk, pared down keyboard soul, spacey jams and a sweet ballad or two – all with Smokey's soul strirring vocals in peak form. Titles include "When You Came", "Get Out Of Town", "So In Love", "Open", "Castles Made Of Sand" and more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stevie WonderMusic Of My Mind ... LP
Tamla, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pivotal album from Stevie Wonder – one of his first really heady records, and a tremendous little set from start to finish! The Wonder heard here is light years from the simple pop of the early days – really stretching out both as a songwriter and musician – coming up with a richly spiritual sound that's completely amazing. Stevie also produced the record himself – and takes his talents to the next level in the effort – layering sounds together beautifully, and making them come out with a crystal clear realization of his new musical vision. A wonderful place to start digging Stevie Wonder – with the killer classics "Superwoman" and "I Love Every Little Thing About You" – plus "Love Having You Around", "Seems So Long", "Girl Blue", and "Happier Than The Morning Sun". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stevie WonderOriginal Musiquarium I ... CD
Tamla/Motown, 1970s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic testament to the genius of Stevie Wonder – a collection that brings together some of his most important work of the 70s, plus a few new tracks too – all graced with a back cover note that proudly states "written, arranged, and produced by Stevie Wonder"! That note is key to the strength of the set – as it documents Wonder's rise from child soul phenomenon to adult American composer – a voice that was one of the strongest of the 70s in finding a new sense of pride and power for the generation. The whole thing's great – as you'd expect – and even after all these years, the set stands as one of the best ways to jump into Stevie's work of the 70s. Titles include "Living For The City", "Superstition", "Front Line", "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", "Superwoman", "I Wish", "Sir Duke", "Higher Ground", "Boogie On Reggae Woman", "Do I Do", "Ribbon In The Sky", "Master Blaster (Jammin)", and "Isn't She Lovely". CD
Also available Original Musiquarium I ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Stevie WonderSongs In The Key Of Life ... LP
Tamla, 1976. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet little double LP – one that had some folks saying that Stevie should have stayed away from the "2LP syndrome", but for us a real treasure with lots of hidden gems. Besides the hits "Isn't She Lovely" and "Sir Duke", which were more than enough to carry the set in the record shops, the record's got lots of other nice cuts, including many that have that complicated jazzy feel of Stevie's work on the Inner Visions album. Titles include "Ngiculela – Esa Una Historia", "Ordinary Pain", "Black Man", "Village Ghetto Land", and "Love's In Need Of Love Today". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet, but missing the 45. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Stevie WonderTalking Book ... LP
Tamla, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the classics, and an album that's filled with a sense of majesty and power that will knock you dead – despite the kind of silly cover of Stevie sitting on a hill, playing in the dirt! By this point, Stevie knows he's on top of the world as well he should – and he's honing the sophisticated experiments of the previous few albums into a tightly woven pop sound that would pay Motown a huge dividend for letting him take chances with his music! Includes the big hits "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" and "Superstition", plus the amazing mellow synthesizer classic "You've Got It Bad Girl" and the fuzzy funky "Maybe Your Baby". Great stuff, and one that won't let you down! LP, Vinyl record album
(In the braille cover, with light wear.)
Also available Talking Book ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Marvin GayeGreatest Hits (UK pressing) ... LP
Tamla/Motown (UK), Mid/Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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✨✧ Marvin Gaye & Tammi TerrellYou're All I Need ... LP
Tamla, 1968. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – definitely all you need, if you're looking for Motown duet work of the 60s! The album's possibly the best-remembered from the pair – filled with classics that really define the Marvin duo mode – sublime little tunes that have Gaye and Terrell trading lines back and forth, almost as if they were conversing together as a romantic couple! Production is sublime – handled by Harvey Fuqua and Johnny Bristol – and the grooves have a great mix of high moments and low-dipping notes, which further underscores the depths of feeling in the vocal performances. The title cut's one that we never tire of hearing – and the LP's got lots of other nice moments, including "Come On & See Me", "I'll Never Stop Loving You Baby", "Memory Chest", "Give In You Just Can't Win", and "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(German 80's pressing.)

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✨✧ Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesGoing To A Go Go ... LP
Tamla, 1965. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
Legendary stuff from Smokey Robinson and his wonderful group – a killer set from the second all-male version of The Miracles – recorded with some wonderfully soaring harmonies! The group's got a nice bite on the bottom here – a groove to go with the "go go" promised in the title – at a level that made these Miracles really take off on Motown dancefloors, yet still also have the late nite appeal of the earlier group too. The album includes the big hit dance number "Going To A Go Go", the classic ballad "Tracks Of My Tears", and loads of other wonderful numbers like "Ooo Baby Baby", "Let Me Have Some", "All That's Good", and "My Girl Has Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & brown label Tamla pressing. Cover has a small center split on the spine and light aging on the back.)
Also available Going To A Go Go ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Stevie WonderFor Once In My Life ... LP
Tamla, 1968. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
The title tune on this one should be enough – as it was a key track in the transformation of Stevie Wonder from a younger novelty act at Motown to the adult powerhouse that would take the world by storm in the 70s! The album's got a soaring, almost righteous quality that grabs you from the very first note – vocals that shine and sparkle, and which are still also touched by a bit of Stevie's work on harmonica as well. Titles include the seminal "For Once In My Life", a great cover of "Sunny", and the tracks "I Don't Know Why", "You Met Your Match", "I'm More Than Happy", and "Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Da Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tamla pressing. Cover has some wear & aging, a small seam split and a name in pen on the back and labels.)

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✨✧ Stevie WonderSigned, Sealed, & Delivered ... CD
Tamla, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
A mega-hit for Stevie Wonder – an album that features a killer title cut, plus lots of other wonderful tunes that show the world that a full-formed adult soul star had arrived on the market! There's a depth here that's really great – not the totally heady, righteous sound of Stevie in the early 70s – but still a sensitivity that goes beyond simple Motown pop, and which is also underscored with some great keyboard work as well. Wonder produced the record, and arrangers include Paul Riser, Wade Marcus, and Henry Crosby – and titles include the huge title hit – "Signed Sealed & Delivered" – plus "Heaven Help Us All", "Sugar", "Never Had A Dream Come True", "Don't Wonder Why", and "I Gotta Have A song". CD

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✨✧ Stevie WonderSomeday At Christmas ... LP
Tamla, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A cool Christmas album from Stevie Wonder – a set that's got some great original titles, and one of the best Motown Holiday albums ever! The title track is completely sublime – an early righteous moment for Stevie, and a track that has a surprisingly political undercurrent – and other tunes follow suit nicely – mixing up the sweet and the sad, with a hint of the deeper sound in Wonder's music to come. Titles include "Someday At Christmas", "Silver Bells", "Christmastime", "The Day That Love Began", "The Christmas Song", "Bedtime For Toys", "What Christmas Means To Me", and "A Warm Little Home On A Hill". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kiki DeeGreat Expectations ... LP
Tamla, 1970. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest blue-eyed soul albums ever on Motown – featuring early work by British singer Kiki Dee, better known for her later hit with Elton John! Kiki here sounds much more like a Motown soul act than on later work – singing with a wonderfully smooth style that fits the motor city mode perfectly, yet which also has some nice baroque soul touches, in the mode of other female UK singers of the time. She's accompanied by arrangements from Tom Baird, Paul Riser, and David Van DePitte – all very much in the best swinging style of late 60s Motown. A surprising gem, with a wonderful array of tunes that includes "I Can't Give Back The Love I Feel For You", "More Today Than Yesterday", "The Day Will Come Between Sunday & Monday", "Johnny Raven", and "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Brenda HollowayEvery Little Bit Hurts ... CD
Tamla/Motown (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Classic heartbreaking soul from Brenda Holloway – one of the weepiest early records on Motown, as you might guess from the title! The style here is almost more New York uptown than Detroit at times – a fair bit like Maxine Brown with its mix of strength and fragility on the vocals, and scored by the Davis/Gordon team with a subtle sense of drama. Strings step in on most numbers, but never in a sleepy way – and there's plenty of nicely stepping tunes here that maintain a good sense of Motown rhythm, even in mellower moments. Titles include "Sad Song", "I've Been Good To You", "Every Little Bit Hurts", "Too Proud To Cry", "A Favor For A Girl", "Suddenly", "You Can Depend On Me", and "Can I". CD
(Part of the Motown Did It First Series!)
 
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✨✧ San Remo Golden StringsSan Remo Golden Strings Swing ... LP
Gordy, 1968. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Motown's answer to Chicago's Soulful Strings – an instrumental group of studio players, working under the name of the San Remo Strings – ostensibly to give the outfit a bit of European class! The tunes on the set are essentially Motown instrumentals, played with a bit more flair, and a bit more strings than the vocal versions – but still mostly in a polished 60s soul kind of mode. Titles include "I Second That Emotion", "Reach Out I'll Be There", "I Was Made To Love Her", "Alfie", "My Girl", "Home Coming", and "Up Up & Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on Tamla/Motown. Cover has light wear and a faint ink stamp on back.)

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✨✧ Stevie WonderI Was Made To Love Her ... LP
Motown, 1967. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work from Stevie Wonder – and a record that really has him emerging strongly as an adult soul singer! The set's got a joyous power that's undeniable – a sense of pride and place that really points the way at the Stevie of the 70s, and which has Wonder stretching out wonderfully on his vocals. Titles include the stellar "I Was Made To Love Her" – a cut with a choppy groove that made it one of the more unique crossover tunes of the late 60s, and with a complicated mix of vocal and musical bits that still always blows us away. Other tracks include "Baby Don't You Do It", "A Fool For You", "I'd Cry", "Send Me Some Lovin", and the ill-titled "Every Time I See You I Go Wild". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tamla stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole and some wear along the bottom)
 
 
 



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