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✨✧ Made In BrasilNosso Segundo Disco ... LP
Nucleus, 1976. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
The second album by Made In Brasil – a great San Francisco combo from the 70s, with a flair for jazzy Brazilian tunes that's every bit as great as groups from Rio or Sao Paulo at the time! The group at this point features keyboardist Claudio Medeiros – who really adds a lot to their sound with his tight work on organ, clavinet, and electric piano! The tracks have a much more expansive sound than before – jazzily grooving in the Brazilian fusion mode of the 70s, touched with all the brightness of the west coast scene. Titles include "Circles", "A Briza", "Slick", "Madalena", "Salt Song", "Carinhoso", and "Ponteio/Asa Branca". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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✨✧ VariousBoogie Breakdown – South African Synth Disco 1980 to 1984 ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 25.98
There's no breakdown to the boogie here – as the album's overflowing with stunning sounds that are right up there with better-known club music from the early 80s – every bit as full of basslines, beats, and keyboards as the best tracks from the American scene of the period, but maybe even more stripped-down and biting overall! As the title announces, the music here is all from South Africa of the late Apartheid years – a time that's usually summed up by music of protest, but which also required some moments of letting off steam – the kind of grooves that are featured in this set! The sound is warmer than you'd expect from the "synth" in the title, too – more like electro funk overall, with a great sense of sharp rhythms and nicely focused vocals – some of which echo older South African modes, but which still often nod more strongly to US dancefloor soul. Titles include "Party" and "Good Vies" by Harari, "Hey Tonight" and "We Keep On Keeping On" by Cannibals, "I Wanna Be Myself" and "Let's Groove Tonight" by Don Laka, "Perfect Love" and "Breakdown" by Neville Nash, "Flash A Flashlight" and "I Just Keep Dancing" by Benjamin Ball, and "You've Got Love" and "Hold Onto Love" by Al Etto. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Boogie Breakdown – South African Synth Disco 1980 to 1984 ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ VariousLatin Disco- Salsa's Greatest Hits Vol 2 ... LP
Salsoul, 1977. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Excellent collection of tracks from Salsoul's great Latin series from the mid 70's! Despite the "disco" in the title, most of the tracks on here are straight salsa, and the LP features tracks like "La Trompeta y La Flauta" by Cachao, "No Critiques" by Libre, "The Bottle" by Joe Bataan, "Se Me Olvido Que Te Olvide" by Grupo Folklorico y Experimental, "Se Tu Historia" by Chocolate, and "Guarare" by Miguelito Valdes. Lots of stuff that's hard to find on vinyl, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ VariousJazz Dispensary – Moon Rocks – Extraplanetary Funk, Space Disco & Galactic Boogie (180 gram pressing) (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Fantasy, Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... On November 24, 2017
(Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Saturday, November 25. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Black Friday. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, the day after Black Friday, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – on clear vinyl!)

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✨✧ VariousDJ Andy Smith Presents Reach Up – Disco Wonderland ... LP
BBE (UK), New Copy ... About November 17, 2017
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ TrammpsDisco Inferno ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album from The Trammps – and a record that broke the group firmly out of the Philly ghetto, yet still carried all the best touches of the Sigma scene! Sure, the title track was a super-huge hit – thanks to a plug in Saturday Night Fever – but the record itself is Philly club soaring high, with key arrangements and production from the team of Norman Harris, Ronald Baker, and Earl Young – all of whom provide tremendously mighty grooves to soar the multi-voiced sound of the group well over the top of the clubs! Titles include an 11 minute version of "Disco Inferno", plus "Starvin", "Don't Burn No Bridges", "You Touch My Hot Line", and "I Feel Like I've Been Livin (On The Dark Side Of The Moon)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rhythm HeritageDisco-fied ... LP
ABC, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sure, the group might have been a throwaway pop disco combo – but they sure left us with some nice moments! If you take them at face value, you'd put them at the bottom of a long list of 70s disco artists that were here today, gone tomorrow. But if you listen to some of their classic TV/movie theme tracks – like "Barretta's Theme", "Three Days Of The Condor", and the always-great "Theme From SWAT" – you'll never forget them! Those three cuts are worth the price of the album alone, and they make us long for the days when all we had to do was turn on the TV to hear great funk! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Isaac Hayes MovementDisco Connection ... LP
ABC, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Don't hold the "disco" in the title against Isaac – because the album's still a pretty nice one, and by no means a cheap sell-out affair! The set was recorded in Memphis, with backings by the classic Movement combo – and although the tunes do have a "sweetened" sound that's clearly aimed at the clubs, there's actually some great instrumentation on the set that goes way past stock disco riffing – and which comes across almost like a funky cop show soundtrack. In case we haven't mentioned it yet, the album's all instrumental too – with Ike leading the Movement group, but not singing on any of the album's tracks. Without vocals, there's plenty of space for the horns to work some interesting bits into the mix – alongside funky riffing on guitar and keys, and some nice use of acoustic percussion. Ike plays a bit of sweet keys on the set, and titles include "Disco Connection", "St Thomas Square", "First Day Of Forever", "Disco Shuffle", "Choppers", "After Five", and "Aruba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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✨✧ VariousDisco Reggae Vol 3 ... LP
Stix (France), 2017. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The third volume in this wonderful series – and like the other volumes, a record that really lives up to its name! The groove here mixes together 70s roots in disco and reggae – and comes up with a cool contemporary blend that's mighty nice – held together through top-shelf production from key French talents who include Mato and Patchworks – in a groove that's nicely unified throughout! Many tunes are covers and remakes – the set includes great versions of songs by Herbie Hancock, Rolling Stones, Donna Summer, and others – but all done in these very fresh new ways that are completely unique. Titles include "Feel Like Makin Love" by The Dynamics, "Disco Illusion" by Taggy Matcher, "Melt The Night (Mato reggae rmx)" by Lucas Arruda, "Miss You (ext disco version)" by The Dynamics, "Shake It Dub (ext 12" version)" by 7 Samurai, "Cantaloupe Island" by Taggy Matcher, "Movin In The Right Direction" by Mato, and "Loev To Love You Baby" by Rosemary Martins. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousFrench Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 2 – 1978 to 1985 – Selected By Charles Maurice ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
That's a suave-looking dude on the cover, and there's some suave-sounding sounds within – the cream of the crop of the hippest spectrum of the French club scene at the start of the 80s, brought together in a beautiful package of grooves! The work here is quite different than some of the cheesier, clunkier Euro disco hits of the time – and instead, there's a lot of care and craft brought to the rhythms and lyrics – often a lot more soul elements than you might expect, and with occasional global currents that reflect the unique sound of Paris in the postcolonial years. There's almost an AOR catchiness to some of the tunes, but the presentation is more strongly soulful overall – on titles that include "Bye Cocotiers" by Marc Ashy, "Keep Cool" by Messan, "Sunshine" by Greg Smaha, "Sheriff's Horse" by Roots, "Funky Biguine" by Crystal, "Havana" by Nielo Feel, "Funk Force Leader" by Ideku Dynasty, "Talk Me Mam's" by Black Bells Group, "Le Sherif Qui Danse" by Claude Morgan, and "Givin It Up" by Charms. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousKings Of Disco – Compiled By Dimitri From Paris & Joey Negro Part 2 ... LP
BBE/Rapster (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A motherlode of rare disco tracks – brought together by two guys who know rare disco better than most of us – Dimitri From Paris and Joey Negro! Both Dimitri and Joey have been collecting for years – turning over crates worldwide in search of rare singles and recently burning up the stratosphere of ebay with their over-the-top bids on choice bits – all the while making great club records on their own! But for this set, Dimitri and Joey have decided to put aside their collector's mentality, and bring the rare grooves to the masses – instead of back home to their collections. The set's overflowing with really great bits we've never heard before – either obscure singles from the farther ends of disco, or rarer mixes pulled from 12" singles, then re-edited for the collection by either member of the pair! Volume 1 of the vinyl version features 9 tracks on 2LPs – titles that include "Not Tonight (Dim's DJ Friendly edit)" by Macho, "Take Me I'm Yours (Dim's DJ Friendly edit)" by Mary Clark, "Pumping Iron (Dim's DJ Friendly edit)" by Larry Wood, "Agent 406 (Dim's DJ Friendly edit)" by Lime, "It Looks Like Love (Dim's reprise edit)" by Vince Montana with Goody Goody, "Situation (Joey Negro re-edit)" by Yazoo, "Roll The Joint (Joey Negro re-edit)" by Master Boogie Song & Dance, "I'm In Love (Joey Negro edit)" by Cela, and "That Friday Pay (part 1)" by Sonny Jenkins & The New York Potpourri Strings. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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James BrownOriginal Disco Man ... LP
Polydor, 1979. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Forget the "disco" in the title, because the album's not really disco – or at least not in a way that any disco fan would agree to – just more of a dancefloor-oriented approach to the heavy funk that James had always been cutting in the 70s! Tracks are longer and more uptempo than on earlier albums – with stronger basslines, and a punchier overall sound that goes for catchy hooks and the kind of shouted, striking lyrics that made James stand out from the pack. Production and arrangements are by Brad Shapiro, of southern soul fame – and that fact gives the album a deeper feel than you'd expect from a disco cash-in set. Titles include "It's Too Funky In Here", "Star Generation", "Still", "The Original Disco Man", "Let The Boogie Do The Rest", and "Women Are Something Else". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousKings Of Disco – Compiled By Dimitri From Paris & Joey Negro Part 1 ... LP
BBE/Rapster (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A motherlode of rare disco tracks – brought together by two guys who know rare disco better than most of us – Dimitri From Paris and Joey Negro! Both Dimitri and Joey have been collecting for years – turning over crates worldwide in search of rare singles and recently burning up the stratosphere of ebay with their over-the-top bids on choice bits – all the while making great club records on their own! But for this set, Dimitri and Joey have decided to put aside their collector's mentality, and bring the rare grooves to the masses – instead of back home to their collections. The set's overflowing with really great bits we've never heard before – either obscure singles from the farther ends of disco, or rarer mixes pulled from 12" singles, then re-edited for the collection by either member of the pair! Volume 1 of the vinyl version features 8 tracks on 2LPs – titles that include "It Looks Like Love (Dim's compiled edit)" by Vince Montana with Goody Goody, "Baila Conmigo/He Will Dance With Me (Dim's DJ Friendly edit)" by Capuchino, "Nuclear Night (Dim's DJ Friendly edit)" by Crystal Disco Band, "Blak Skinned Blue Eyed Boys" by Derrick Harriott, "Skate Dancer" by Vinzerelli, "Chant No 1 (US rmx)" by Spandau Ballet, "Love Fantasy" by Mighty Fire, and "Just Like A Door Knob (Joey Negro edit)" by Touche. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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VariousPrivate Wax – Super Rare Boogie & Disco ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 27.99
The title's no lie – as the set's filled with super rare boogie and disco – yet the music here isn't just obscure, it's also totally great – really wonderful sounds from the farther reaches of the American club underground! The grooves here are fantastic – and many numbers are more in an uptempo soul mode than just a standard disco style – served up with warm instrumentation, soulful vocals, and lots of inventive touches in the arrangements that really keep things interesting! The collection brings together rare 12" singles and unusual records from the US and overseas – and titles include "This Party's Just For You (12" version)" by Special Touch, "There's No End To Our Love" by Leprechaun, "Never Leave Me & I'll Never Leave You" by Philadelphia Brite, "What'Em Doing Is My Business" by Gregory Jolly, "Party Track (12" mix)" by Mr Fox, "Music Freak (12" mix)" by Contagious, "Dance" by Ashanti, "Sweet Maryline" by Christian Gaubert, "When I Come Knocking" by Poncho C Saint Fingers, "Doin It Cause It Feels Good" by Chuck Strong, "Disco Spells Love" by Pure Love, and "Freex (7" mix)" by Aura. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousReal Sound Of Chicago – Underground Disco From The Windy City ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 27.99
The kind of record that makes us mighty proud to live in the Windy City – and a long-overdue look at the wealth of rare club, disco, and soul cuts bubbling in the Chicago underground at the end of the 70s! During the early part of the decade, the city was widely known for some super-huge soul acts – and in the 80s, house would raise Chicago to international fame – but in the space between, the city kept on putting out some really wonderful music – wicked little cuts issued on small indie labels, most of which never got any circulation outside the midwest! The Mr Peabody crate-digging team's collected together the best of the best from these overlooked years – and also threw in a few of their own edits too – furthering the dancefloor potential of some of the best rare nuggets. 2LP version features 8 cuts – including "Never Gonna Fall In Love Again" by Carmen Amez – plus seven Mr Peabody edits – versions of "Too Far Gone" by LaJohn & Sheela, "The Challenge" by Billy Hinton, "The Composer" by Fantasie, "Running To A Disco" by Lonnie Givens, "Bass Come Back" by The Moore Brothers, "Disco Ball" by Brighter Side Of Darkness, and "Your Love Is In The Pocket" by Premonition. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousJohn Morales – The M&M Mixes – NYC Underground Disco Anthems & Previously Unreleased Exclusive Salsoul Mixes ... LP
BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $24.99 27.99
An incredible compilation of dancefloor soul & disco from the early 80s – rare, extended and previously unreleased mixes by NYC legend John Morales – featuring essential material from Logg, Universal Robot Band, Tony Adderly, Class Action, Inner Life and more! Morales was a part of the DJ remix scene that made club ready soul gems out of a bunch of the pop and soul hits of the day, but this compilation on BBE goes deeper than that for the cream of the crop of the post disco grooves of the day, most running on the long side for that unstoppable dancefloor approach, while keeping the song based soul sound fully in place. Essential! 3LP version includes 9 long tracks, with a couple versions extended and longer or otherwise alternate versions than the CD mixes, including the 17+ minute A-side opener "Ain't No Mountain High Enough Parts I & II" (JM extended 4AM mix), "Breaking Down (Sugar Samba)" (JM extended After-Session M&M mix) by Julia & Company, "Barely Breaking Even" (demo version) by Universal Robot Band, "I Ain't Mad At You" (JM extended After-Session M&M mix) by Tony Adderly, "Never Can Say Goodbye" (demo version) by La-Rita Gaskin, "Move To The Groove" (JM After-Session M&M mix) by Margie Joseph, "You Got (That Something)" (JM After-Session M&M mix) by Logg and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCelluloid Presents Disco-Rough ... LP
Celluloid (UK), 1982. Near Mint- ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousNigeria Soul Fever – Afro Funk, Disco, & Boogie – West African Disco Mayem (3LP set – with download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Nigerian groove of the 70s – way past the familiar modes of Fela Kuti, and served up here in a range of artists who followed on a huge second wave of soul that soared from Lagos and beyond in the second half of the decade! The music here opens up in a sweet range of different styles – including bits of club and boogie that have come into the scene to open up Nigerian funk in more global modes for the dancefloor – blending African roots with American currents, in a sound that's completely unique – and which is way better than some of the Afro-disco modes that were coming from Europe a the time! As usual with the folks at Soul Jazz, the set's an ear-opening work of genius – from the superb track selection, to the very thorough notes and research – which really do a great job of presenting this side of Nigerian funk that's always been a bit eclipsed by some of the bigger names on the scene. Liner notes are by dancefloor historian Bill Brewster – and titles include "Do The Funkro" by Joni Haastrup, "You Can't Change A Man" by Christy Essien, "Afrikana Disco" by Akin Richards & The Executives, "Ocheche" by Don Bruce & The Anges, "Nam Myoho Renge Kyo" by Tee Mac, "Get Up & Dance" by Benis Cletin, "Enoviyin" by Colomach, "Nwaeze" by Jimmy Sherry & The Musik Agents, "Wake Up Your Mind" by Joni Haastrup, "Disco Dancing" by Angela Starr, "Mr Been To" by Arakatula, "Living Every Day" by Tee Mac with Marjorie Barnes, "Wake Up Africa" by Arakatula, and "Soul Fever" by Benis Cletin. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ VariousBoombox – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap 1979 to 1982 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great cuts from the old school – pulled together from the earliest days of hip hop – at a time when the boundary lines in the music weren't so fully formed! These days, the difference between hip hop and club cuts is huge – but back in the South Bronx scene at the start, there was a lot more interplay between styles – as 70s funk served as the blueprint, disco singles expanded the format, soul vocals gave some structure, and live rhymes and DJ work provided all of the spontaneous elements that made the music so unique – coming together with amazing energy that really reflected the street-level sounds of the New York scene! This ultra-hip collection brings together all those amazing strands from the early years – in a set that's one of the best historically important Soul Jazz titles we've seen in years – from the excellent track selection right down to the very detailed notes. There's plenty of rare cuts here you're not likely to have in your collection – and titles include "Body Rock" by Neil B, "Positive Life" by Love Bug Starski & The Harlem World Crew, "At The Place To Be" by Mr Sweety G, "New Rap Language" by Spoonie G & The Treacherous Three, "We Are People Too" by Master Jay, "Equidity Funk" by Mistafide, "And You Know That" by TJ Swan, "Searching Rap" by Bon Rock & The Rhythm Rebellion, "Willie Rap" by Willie Wood & The Willie Wood Crew, "Rhythm Rap Rock" by Count Coolout, "On The Go" by Black Bird & Kevski, "Philosophy Rappin Spree" by Super 3, "Move Your Body" by Bramsam, and "One More Time" by Sugar Daddy. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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VariousDisco Fantasy ... LP
Fantasy, 1978. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A compilation of disco, club and soul numbers recorded for labels that fell under the Fantasy umbrella in the late 70s. 12 tracks in all, most of which appear to be shorter edits: Sylvester "Dance (Disco Heat)", Slick "Space Bass", Side Effect "Disco Junction", Philly Cream "Motown Review", the Originals "Blue Moon", the Aragorn Ballroom Orcestra "(Theme From) The Lord Of The Rings", Paradise Express "Dance", the Blue Notes All I Need", Softouch "It's Your Thing", Damon Harris "It's Music", Fever "Standing In The Shadows Of Love" and the Blackbyrds "Rock Creek Park". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued top seam.)
 
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Carlos RamirezBonitas ... LP
Caliente Disco, 1960s. Very Good ... $2.99
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Boban PetrovicZora ... LP
Discom/Disco Not Disco (Serbia), 1984. Near Mint- (reissue)... $16.99
A sweet slice of 80s electro soul from Serbia – a set that's the lasting legacy of Boban Petrovic, an artist who was heavily influenced by funky disco sounds from the west – and maybe a bit of fusion as well! The music has a much more soulful vibe than you'd guess from the cover image – partly because of Boban's strong use of keyboards, and homegrown attempt at AOR production – both of which give the whole thing a quality that's surprisingly warm at times, and which gives the record an instrumental vibe that carries it past the language barrier of the lyrics! Boban sings in this kind of smooth-stepping style on the best cuts – but also leaves lots of room for the keyboards and basslines too – and the best cuts here are the midtempo ones, which seem to be just the right groove for Petrovic. Titles include "Zguzvala Si Snove", "Perlica", "U Ludnici", "Zajedno Srecni", "Pozar U Glavi", and "Mi Smo Uvek Bili Samo Drugovi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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37 CSidarta ... LP
Discom/Disco Not Disco (Serbia), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A beautiful set of electronics from a Serbian musician recording in London at the end of the 70s – sounds that have every bit of the spacious vibe you might guess from the image on the cover! The music actually feels more early 70s overall – kind of a mix of instrumental prog, but with touches of fusion – all laid out with a very open sort of vibe – maybe like some of the German groups of the period. Zdenko Radeta put the album together – and the set features lots of keyboards and guitar, plus a bit of sax and some nice heavy drums at times – on titles that include the side-long "Sidarta", plus "Trag", "Vrteska", "Pescani Sat", and "Izmoreni Putnik". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Boney MNightflight To Venus ... LP
Atlantic/Hansa, 1978. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
A nice bit of space age disco fantasy from Boney M – a set that's got a few more electronic touches than some of the group's other records, but which still continues in a straight ahead poppy vein! There's a sound here that's arguably a bit more sophisticated than before – especially on some of the rhythms, which almost hint at Bohannon like complexity at the bottom. There's almost a bit more club appeal than you might expect – although other tunes are definitely more the stuff of hotel lobby dancefloors than warehouse parties in New York. Titles include "King Of The Road", "Nightflight To Venus", "Voodoonight", "Brown Girl In the Ring", "Heart Of Gold", and the hit version of "Rivers Of Babylon". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Billy Preston & Syreeta/David ShireFast Break ... LP
Motown, 1979. Very Good ... $1.99
Billy Preston & Syreeta handled the music for this slightly-lame, kind of strange Gabe Kaplan vehicle from the late 70s. The music is relatively fine, although the album lacks any totally funky moments. Instrumentals include "Books & Basketball", "Half Time", "The Big Game", and "Welcome To Cadwaller". Also includes regular and disco versions of "Go For It", the theme of the movie. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Brides Of FunkensteinFunk Or Walk ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A funky female duo from the P-Funk empire – one of George Clinton's few girl-based projects of the 70s, and a group who are markedly more funk-based than Parlet! Vocals are by the duo of Lyn Mabry and Dawn Silva – but the main sound of the set comes from the tightly crafted rhythms served up by a cast of well-known P-Funk regulars – all hitting a spaciously snapping vibe that reminds us a lot of the best energy of late 70s Parliament albums on Casablanca! Tracks are longish, but nicely focused – with less of the disco that you might expect, and more of a slow-stepping groove overall! Titles include "Disco To Go", "Just Like You", "When You're Gone", "Nappy", and "Birdie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, promo stamp, and some edge wear.)

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✨✧ Sun Ra & OthersSingles – The Definitive 45s Collection Vol 2 – 1962 to 1991 (3LP set – with download) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $32.99 34.99
A whole new side of the talents of Sun Ra – especially if you only know the longer-style jams on some of his albums from the 60s and 70s! From the very start of his career, Ra was every bit as interested in issuing music on 45s as he was on albums – and in fact, at some of the more desperate times, the 7" single turned out to be a very affordable format to try out new ideas – including some great projects with other artists! The array of work presented here is stunning – as the set includes some very up-close and personal moments with Ra on record, plus some tight jazzy tracks from the Arkestra, surprising vocal group material designed to crack the R&B market, and some especially cool projects with other singers too. The package is put together with very detailed notes on all the singles – and while the bulk of this material comes from the key Arkestra years of the late 50s through the early 80s, there's also a few tracks from other dates too – including a handful of songs that were only issued as 45s in later years. This limited part 2 of the vinyl set features wonderful tracks from later years – including "The Blue Set", "Space Loneliness", "State Street", "Love In Outer Space", "Mayan Temple", "Quest", "Rough House Blues", "Journey To Saturn", "Blues On Planet Mars", "The Bridge", "Rocket #9", "The Perfect Man", "Outer Space Plateau", "Extensions", "Orbitration In Blue", "A Blue One", "Big City Blue", "I'm Gonna Unmask The Batman", "Saturn Moon", "Disco 2021", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "I Am The Instrument", "Cosmic Drama", "Nuclear War", "Hell #1", and "Cosmo-Extensions" – plus the tracks "Tell Her To Come On Home" and "I'm Making Believe" by Little Mack. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download.)
Also available Singles – The Definitive 45s Collection Vol 2 – 1962 to 1991 (10 x 7 inch single set) ... 7-inch 83.99

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✨✧ McLane ExplosionPulstar ... LP
Salsoul/Tom & Jerry, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Spacey disco, very much in the same mode as work by Alec Constandinos from the same time. No surprise, then, that the group does a cover of Alec's "Accidental Lover" – complete with strings, keyboards, and sex sounds – and they also do a pretty smooth club take on Jean Michel Jarre's "Oxygene", Vangelis' "Pulstar", and the classic moogy number "Magic Fly". The notes say "additional recording at Sigma Sound", with mixing by Tom Moulton – and we can't say that the whole thing was recorded in Philly, but it's also the Philly touches that really make it work. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Gichy Dan's Beachwood #9Gichy Dan's Beachwood #9 ... LP
RCA, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Did August Darnell ever stop working in the late 70s? He had Kid Creole, Dr Buzzard's Savannah Band, Don Armando, Elbow Bones, Cristina, and countless other projects all getting his magical retro disco touch – including Gichy Dan's Beachwood #9, a group who only recorded one album, but who have a sound that's prime Darnell all the way. Take the Kid Creole groove, and mix it up with a bit more Latin and exotic influences, and you're pretty close to the sound of Gichy Dan. Darnell wrote and produced, and played with the group – and the overall feel isn't as disco as other projects – in a good way. Titles include "Splendor In The Grass", "Laissez Faire", "Young Hearts", "Lady From The Caribbean", and "Winter On Riverside Drive". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Samba SoulDo It ... LP
RCA, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second album from this Brazilian-tinged disco combo – not as great as the first one, but still with some nice moments. Many of the tracks are pop covers – like "Sometimes When We Touch", "I'm In You", or "Eyes On The Sparrow", which is probably the best of the three. The best cut, though, is "Black Coco", a nice groover with some heavy conga work, and a nice breakdown. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and a bit of pen on back.)

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Grace JonesFame ... LP
Island, 1978. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
A classic disco stormer from Grace Jones – recorded at Sigma Sound with a real Philly groove, thanks to arrangements from John Monster Davis – and produced with a full, soaring sound from the legendary Tom Moulton! The set may well be Grace's true club classic from the late 70s – a record that works both on the quirky levels of her early rise to fame, and on the more soulful expectations mainstream clubgoers had at the time – a beautiful balance that owes plenty to the input from Davis and Moulton! Titles include "Do Or Die", "Pride", "Fame", "Below The Belt", and "Am I Ever Gonna Fall In Love In New York City". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear.)

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordI Hear A Symphony ... LP
Kudu, 1975. Very Good ... $2.99
Not really a symphony, but a great album that features the soulful alto sax of Hank Crawford blowing over some rich larger backings from David Matthews – all with a sweetly funky Kudu sound! The style's a bit more polished than some of the other Kudu sessions of the time – almost a bit disco or clubby at times – as Matthews brings in a fair bit of strings and horns to the backings, and also has some female backing singers sweetening up the sound. But as usual with Kudu, the record's no cheap cash-in sort of set – and Matthews ensures that it's got a tightly-crafted groove that's almost like mainstream 70s soundtrack funk at its best moments. Keyboards are by Richard Tee and Leon Pendarvis – and titles include "Sugar Free", "I Hear A Symphony", "The Stripper", "Hang It On The Ceiling", and "Love Won't Let Me Wait". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Major HarrisJealousy ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good+ ... $1.99
One of the best 70s mellow soul talents at Atlantic Records – sounding completely sublime here in a full set of Philly arrangements! The set was recorded at Sigma Sound – and is a great reminder that even during the disco years, the studio was still a great place to cut a heartbreaking ballad – the sort of number that younger Philly groups would have done for indie labels at the start of the 70s – polished up and given some real maturity here by The Major! There's also a few great groovers on the record too – but with that Philly poise that also still holds onto all the personality of the singer – and the arrangements are great throughout – handled by Norman Harris, Ron Kersey, and Bobby Eli – a perfect Philly team. Titles include "Walkin In The Footsteps", "Jealousy", "I Got Over Love", "Tynisa", "It's Got To Be Magic", and "What's The Use In The Truth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Gypsy LanePredictions ... LP
Drive, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gypsy Lane were produced here by Jacques Morali, of Village People fame – but don't hold that against them, as the set's got a deeper vibe than you might expect! The group seem pretty tight on their own already – and work more as a tight ensemble funk group than the kind of disco studio creations Morali was more tied to – grooving at a level that seems informed by the best mid 70s advances of Earth Wind & Fire, which includes some warmer moments next to the uptempo cuts. Lead vocals are by Alfonso Carey, but other members of the group often harmonize alongside – and titles include "Show Me How To Groove", "We'll Have Love", "Hey Sister", and "I Could Use Some Loving". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)
Also available Predictions ... CD 22.99

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✨✧ MFSBUniversal Love ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer stuff from this legendary Philly soul instrumental combo – with funky soul horns, unstoppable dancefloor ready rhythms and those soul-stirring strings – and right up there with their best ever! Bobby Martin arranged almost every track – and the record's a great example of the kind of lean and mean Philly groove that he had going at the time, a sound that was hard to beat, and hard to copy without sounding silly and overblown. Top shelf soul instrumentals from Philly International in the mid 70s – what more could we ask for? Includes classics like "K-Jee", "MFSB", "TLC" and "Let's Go Disco" – plus the equally great "Sexy", "Love Has No Time Or Place" and "My Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ First ChoiceArmed & Extremely Dangerous ... LP
Philly Groove, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark LP by this famous Philly trio who forever went onto change the face of club music! The record is pre-disco, but has a great strident soul sound, augmented by tight Norman Harris arrangements. Features the famous title hit – "Armed & Extremely Dangerous" – a great one in the "crime" soul subgenre, plus "Smarty Pants", "Newsy Neighbors", and lots more. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has wear, some pen, and a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ JBsBreakin' Bread ... LP
People, 1974. Sealed (reissue)... $11.99
An oft-overlooked gem from the JBs – their last album for People Records, and a stone funk classic that's every bit as essential as the others! The band is still in fine fine form – with none of the fast-funk or proto-disco of some later recordings – and they're working here in some really tight song formats that almost go back to the early days of the group's first few singles. The album's filled with great playing, wonderful grooves, and Fred Wesley's keen sense of humor – which sparks the whole set with a sense of warmth and creative play that show why the JBs are still the greatest funk band ever. Includes the excellent "Little Boy Black", which begins with some tasty James Brown vocals; the oft-sampled "Rockin' Funky Watergate"; plus "Step Child", "Makin Love", and "Rice & Ribs". Not as drawn out as Doing It To Death, but more complicated than Food For Thought, and still a totally essential bit of funk! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BohannonCut Loose (Chicago-Area DJ promo) ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great set of clubby tunes from Bohannon – a bit discoey, to be sure, but still with plenty of the odd rhythms and odd touches of his earlier work! The tracks here are all long and chunky – made up of strutting drum bits that are far from conventional, often topped by oddly riffing guitar that percolates in the tunes with a rough-edged quality that's far from mainstream disco. A few cuts feature bits of keyboards too, and some weird processing on the vocals – but the main groove here is really from the interplay of beats, bass, and guitar! Titles include "Cut Loose", "The Beat (part 2)", "Mighty Groovy", "At Night Fall", and "That's The Way It Goes" – all tremendous work even for a major label effort! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rare promo pressing, in the Special Release For Chicago Area Disco Dj's cover, with light wear & minor seam splitting.)

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✨✧ Don DowningDoctor Boogie ... LP
Roadshow, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer classic from grooveman Don Downing – the kind of indie disco record that really broke big in the 70s – but which hardly ever got the longer-term fame it deserved! The grooves here are straight and simple – the best early east coast club modes of the mid 70s – more tight funk than commercial disco, especially when topped by some of the deeper soul moments of Don Downing – who can come across like Johnny Taylor on his Columbia cuts in a similar setting! Backings are great – handled by studio giants like Pat Rebillot on keyboards, Bad Bascomb on bass, and Jimmy Maelen on congas – and titles include "Dream World", "Sugar & Spice", "Doctor Boogie", "Love Doctor", and "Half Past Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ BohannonKeep On Dancin' ... LP
Dakar, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massive grooves from the mighty Hamilton Bohannon – the kind of skittish, nervous rhythms that made his funk unlike any other artist of the 70s! There's a sense of rhythmic progression here that's super-tight, but often quite subtle in its inflections – a mode that went onto have a huge influence on many generations after the disco era – especially house from Chicago and Detroit! Yet heard here in its original form, the approach is almost even more mindblowing – played live, with a hypnotic feel that's completely compelling – as the grooves shift slowly with subtle phases that often move independently of the vocals – which themselves are often just added to the mix as an afterthought. Bohannon wrote, arranged, and produced – and the record's a sublime blend of guitar, bass, and drums used in mighty fresh ways! Tracks include "Have A Good Day", "Dance With Your Parno", "South African Man", "The Fat Man", "Red Bone", "Truck Stop", and "Rap On Mr. DJ". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Goody GoodyGoody Goody ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work from this one-off group arranged and produced by Vince Montana! The feel's more in the mode of some of Patrick Adams' disco work for P&P than Montana's usual groove – with a sweet jazzy touch, and a warm soulful groove that pushes the album way past most of its contemporaries in the disco/club vein. Tracks include "Goody Goody", "Super Jock", "It Looks Like Love", "You Know How Good It Is" and the killer "#1 Dee Jay". Masterful dancefloor soul all the way – a real stormer! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, hype sticker, and a light stain on the spine.)

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✨✧ Gwen McCraeOn My Way ... LP
Atlantic, 1982. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A stone killer from Gwen McCrae – a set that's light years past the deep soul of Gwen's Miami roots – and which is given a tight, modern spin by the great Webster Lewis! Lewis produced, and plays plenty of keyboards here – and his fusion-inspired groove really helps unlock a whole new side of Gwen's vocals – a vibe started on her previous "Funky Sensation" work for Atlantic, but a bit different too – with some sunny Cali touches that really mark a strong step forward in her music. There's loads of heavy rhythms on the set, but the sound is way past disco too – and arrangements are handled by Lewis, Fred Wesley, Harold Batiste, and HB Barnum. Titles include "Keep The Fire Burning", "I Didn't Take Your Man", "Doin' It", "Be For Real", "Hang In", and "I Need To Be With You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ LowrellLowrell ... LP
AVI, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent solo work by Lowrell Simon – once a singer with Lost Generation, but opening up a whole new style of Chicago soul here on his own! The album's a tasty batch of smooth soul tracks with a midtempo club groove – not disco, but with the kind of large production and loping groove that you'd find in a good Barry White album – hitting all the right mellow funky moments at once! The prime example of this is the killer "Mellow Mellow Right On" – offered up here in two long parts that take up most of side two of the original album. Other nice ones include a version of Lowrell's "Overdose Of Love", plus the tracks "Out Of Breath", "You're Playing Dirty" and "Smooth & Wild". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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