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✨✧ VariousRhythm, Love & Soul – The Sexiest Songs Of R&B (3CD boxset) ... CD
Universal/Shout, 1960s/1970s. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from the Stylistics, the Dells, the Drifters, the Miracles, Billy Stewart, Isaac Hayes, Heatwave, Billy Paul, Solomon Burke, Brook Benton, the Platters, Percy Sledge, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, the Spinners & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Stick McGhee with Brownie McGhee & Sonny TerryNew York Blues & R&B 1947 to 1955 ... CD
JSP (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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VariousBillboard Hot R&B Hits 1987 ... CD
Rhino, 1987. Used ... $6.99
Music from Jody Watley, Club Nouveau, Roger, Levert, Stephanie Mills, Force MDs, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Freddie Jackson, Angela Winbush & Cameo. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBillboard Hot R&B Hits 1981 ... CD
Rhino, 1981. Used ... $6.99
Music from Earth Wind & Fire, Grover Washington Jr, Ray Parker Jr & Raydio, the Four Tops, Stacy Lattisaw, Yarbrough & Peoples, Gap Band, Everlyn King, Chaka Khan & Roger. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousGreat R&B Instrumentals ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The R&B generation gave us plenty of raw soul singers and pre-soul vocal groups – but that special time in music was also a moment when instrumental tracks could still burn brightly too – when a tenor sax or searing guitar line could have every bit as much power as the human voice! These cuts are all pulled from those magical years of the 50s – and come from a variety of important indie labels of the time – Cash, Specialty, Atlantic, Imperial, and others – collected together here in a wonderful set that really illustrates the mighty power of a rock-solid instrumental single! Some of these cuts were hits, but they're mixed with other less-remembered gems too – in a well-done package with track-by-track notes, and the kind of sound quality that goes way past the dodgier sets on the market. Titles include "Jivin Around (parts 1 & 2)" by The Ernie Freeman Combo, "Hard Grind" by Wild Jimmy Spruill, "Keep Getting Up" by Larry Dale, "Boppin At The Hop" by Lee Allen, "The Hunch" by Bobby Peterson Quintet, "Whot's Happening" by The Mar-Keys, "T-Town Twist" by Roy Milton & His Solid Senders, "Boogie Cocktails" by Maxwell Davies, "All Night Long" by Joe Houston, "Southbound Special" by Lloyd Glenn, "Blues After Hours" by Pee Wee Crayton, and "Big Guitar" by Irving Ashby. CD

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✨✧ VariousRare Windy City – R&B Vocal Groups Vol 2 ... CD
1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes 25 tracks by The Moroccos, The Answers, The Five C's, The Palms, The Sheppards, and The Pastels. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousRare Windy City – R&B Vocal Groups Vol 1 ... CD
1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes 24 tracks by The Danderliers, The Hornets, The Palms, The Doves, The Five Chances, The Strollers, and Cliff Butler & The Doves! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousParrot Records R&B Story ... CD
Parrot/Hot, 1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
25 tracks from this rare Chicago label – home to some of the city's hippest R&B during the 50s! There's a huge amount of great vocal group material on the set – and titles include "Salty Dog" by Marvin Phillips, "White Cliffs Of Dover" by The Pelicans, "Jukebox Shuffle" by Lowell Fulson, "Slow Down" by Lou Mac, "Wee Wee Baby" by 5 Thrills, "All I Want" by 5 Chances, "Newlywed" by The Orchids, "I Can't Forget" by The Rocketts, "Mr Fine" by Mabel Scott, "Anna Marie" by Marvin Phillips. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBest Of Gotham R&B ... CD
Gotham/Krazy Kat (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $18.99
Music from Roy Milton's Solid Senders, the Jones Boys, Jesse Price, Jimmy Rushing, Lil Armstrong, Johnny Sparrow, Cats & the Fiddle, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, JB Summers, Bill Jennings, Leo Parker more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eddie Bo & OthersIn The Pocket With Eddie Bo – New Orleans Rock&Roll, R&B, Soul, & Funk Goodies 1955 to 2007 ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s/1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the most comprehensive collections of work we've ever seen on Eddie Bo – a really well-done set that finally gets at the full range of his massive funky talents – including a host of rare singles done for a variety of other artists as well! Despite the dates in the title, most of the music here is from the 60s and 70s – music from those glorious years of New Orleans soul and funk – when it seemed like the Crescent City groove could never stop, thanks to the efforts of Eddie and some of his contemporaries! There's a massively heavy groove to most of the numbers here – an emphasis on the funkiest side of Eddie Bo's sound, especially when he's working in the studio with other singers in the lead – and even if you've got some other Eddie Bo reissues in your collection, there's plenty fresh stuff here that makes this one well worth owning. CD booklet notes are great too – a full history of Eddie's long career and all its different chapters. 28 tracks in all – including "Funky Yeah" and "Shelly's Rubber Band" by Curley Moore & The Cool Ones, "What's Good To You (part 1)" and "The La La Man (part 1)" by Oliver Morgan, "Horse With A Freeze (part 1)" by Roy Ward, "Timber (parts 1 & 2)" by Candy Phillips, "Can I Be Your Main Squeeze" by Chuck Carbo, "I'm A Carpenter (part 1)" by David Robinson, "Garden Of Our Trees" by The Explosions, "Reborn" by Marilyn Barbarin, "Live It Up" by James K-Nine, "Mama Here Comes The Preacher" by Doug Anderson, ""Something You Got" by Barbara George" – and the tracks "Chained", "When The Fingers On The Funk", "Rubber Band", "Getting To The Middle", "Check Your Bucket", "Lover & Friend", "Can You Handle It", "Fallin In Love Again", "Gotta Have More", and "We Like Mambo" all by Eddie Bo. CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny FullerWest Coast R&B & Blues Legend Vol 2 ... CD
Official, Early 60s. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBillboard Hot R&B Hits 1989 ... CD
Rhino, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Soul II Soul, De La Soul, Jody Watley, the Gap Band, Regina Belle, Surface, Skyy, Miki Howard, Maze, Eric Gable. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBillboard Hot R&B Hits 1986 ... CD
Rhino, 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Timex Social Club, Billy Ocean, Freddie Jackson, Gregory Abbott, El DeBarge, Ready For The World, Meli'sa Morgan, Rene & Angela, Nu Shooz & Oran "Juice" Jones. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousEven More Mellow Cats 'N' Kittens – Hot R&B And Cool Blues 1945 to 1951 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $9.99
It's no secret that LA was one of the hippest musical cities in the US after World War Two – a real hotbed of early R&B, served up with a sound that few other scenes could match! And although many names in the LA scene broke into the big time, this collection features a fair bit of lesser-known material – all taken from the rich vaults of Modern Records, and including 14 previously unissued numbers! The sound quality is great – way better than a pile of scratchy old 78s – and as with most Ace productions of this type, the already-wonderful music is supported by an array of detailed notes and great photos – all to really unlock the richness of this great moment in music. Titles include "Ride Ride Ride" by Herb Fisher, "Drop A Nickel In The Slot" by Three Bits Of Rhythm, "Bully Wully Boogie" by Hadda Brooks, "Laziest Gal In Town" by Helen Humes, "Play Fair" by Howard McGhee, "Baby Face" by Butch Stone, "Full House" by Felix Gross, "Mean Ole Gal" by Johnny Otis, "Stop Skip Four Beats" by Jim Wynn, "Huggin The Pillow" by Will Rowland, and "B Splat" by Happy Johnson Sextette. CD

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Various500 Atlantic R&B & Soul Singles Vol 5 – 1967 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), New Copy ... About February 15, 2019
... CD

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✨✧ VariousHave Yourself A Swingin Little Christmas – 27 Jazz & R&B Chestnuts For Your Holiday Season ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 30s/1940s/1950s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The ghost of Christmas past comes back to haunt us – but in the grooviest way possible, thanks to a fab selection of old school Holiday tunes from the folks at Bear Family! The music here is mostly from the 40s and 50s – and is mostly vocal overall, sung by artists who move through jazz, R&B, and pop vocal styles – often putting an extra sort of punch in a Christmas tune, with the kind of upbeat, optimistic quality that was often the best part of mainstream postwar music! There's few folks we'd trust more than Bear Family for a collection like this – and they do a great job, serving up 27 classic tunes that include "Merry Christmas Baby" by Lionel Hampton, "Here Comes Santa Claus" by The Mills Brothers, "Christmas Island" by The Andrews Sisters, "I Need A Man For Xmas" by Thelma Cooper, "What Will Santa Claus Say" by Louis Prima, "The Christmas Spell" by Peggy Lee, "Dig That Crazy Santa Claus" by Ralph Marterie, "Frosty The Snowman" by Perry Como, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" by The Ames Brothers, "Let It Snow" by Les Brown, "The Man With The Bag" by Kay Starr, "Swingin Them Jingle Bells" by Fats Waller, "Christmas Boogie" by Sugar Chile Robinson, and "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" by Johnny Mercer. CD

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VariousOn With The Jive – 1950s R&B From Dolphin's Of Hollywood Vol 1 ... CD
Hollywood/Ace (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Great work from one of the hippest record stores of all time – the legendary Dolphin's of Hollywood, home to some of the best R&B on the west coast scene in the 50s! The work here was all originally produced by John Dolphin for his Recorded In Hollywood label – a small imprint run out of the shop, but one that featured R&B and jazz that was every bit as great as that coming from bigger labels at the time. The titles here are all rare alternates and odd takes – compiled by Billy Vera, who first unearthed the stash of John Dolphin's tapes for Specialty Records at the end of the 80s. Vera's track selection here nicely complements other previously-released versions of Dolphin material – in that it includes some great oddities, and also even includes some great notes on the store and the scene at the time. CD features 25 tracks – all previously unissued – with titles that include "Dolphin's Theme" and "Rock Bottom" by Red Callender, "Hang Your Tears Out To Dry" and "My Love Comes Tumbling Down" by Jesse Belvin, "Pee Wee's Blues" and "Crying & Walking" by Pee Wee Crayton, "Easy Money" and "Papa" by Scatman Crothers, "Three Men In My Life" and "Tall Tan Baby" by Maggie Jacquet, "Cadillac Baby" by Little Caesar, "Baby Doll" by Marvin Phillips, "Atomic Baby" by Linda Hayes, and "The Blues Has Got Me" by an Unknown Vocalist – and even a "Dolphin's Radio Jingle" by Dick Huggy Boy Hugg! CD

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✨✧ VariousPlanet Mod – Brit Soul, R&B, & Freakbeat From The Shel Talmy Vaults ... CD
Ace/Big Beat (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Planet Mod is a pretty groovy place – a spot in the solar system where rock, blues, and soul effortlessly blend together – thanks to the mighty talents of the legendary producer Shel Talmy! The set here is a great dip into the farther reaches of Talmy's records of the 60s – way past the hits, to show the kind of magic that really made the studio genius such a key force in developing the sound of London at the time – often with a fair bit of influence from America, but in a way that was already shifting into fresh British modes for the new audiences overseas. As always with Ace, the package and presentation are stunning – and the set even features some rare tracks that truly come from the vaults, mixed with other obscure singles, and supported with a great deal of notes. 24 tracks in all – and titles include "Mai Lee" by John Lee Hooker, "Don't Let It Be" by The Tribe, "Goodbye Girl" by The Preachers, "Goodbye So Long" by The Soul Brothers, "Broken Truth" by A Wild Uncertainty, "Life's Too Good To Waste" by Tony Christie & The Trackers, "Stone Crazy" by Screamin Jay Hawkins, "Too Much Of A Woman" by The Corduroys, "Have You Ever Had The Blues (alt take)" by Ray Gates, "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" by John Lee's Groundhogs, "Unto Us (demo version)" by The New Breed, and "Think" by The Total. CD

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✨✧ Various24 Greatest R&B Christmas Hits ... CD
King/Gusto, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Few folks did 50s R&B better than the legendary King Records – and when it came to Christmas music, the label was pretty darn great at that, too! This cool package brings together a range of King Records Christmas gems from back in the day, mixed with a few choice cuts from other indie labels – all in a sweet set that includes a few instrumentals, a bit of blues, and lots of the hard-wailing vocal numbers that made King so great! Titles include "Silent Night" by Bill Doggett, "Christmas Time For Everybody But Me" by Hank Ballard, "Christmas In Heaven" by Billy Ward & The Dominoes, "Lonesome Christmas (part 1)" by Lowell Fulson, "Christmas Tears" by Freddie King, "Jingle Bells" by Bill Doggett, "I Hear Christmas Bells" by Freddie King, "Christmas Blues" by Gatemouth Moore, "How I Hate To See Christmas Come Around" by Jimmy Witherspoon, "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus" by Mabel Scott, "Christmas Comes But Once A Year" by Amos Milburn, "Santa Claus Is Coming" by Hank Ballard, "The First Noel" by Galatian Singers, "Frosty The Snowman" by Trailblazers, and "Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star" by Lillian Brooks. CD

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✨✧ VariousMr Santa Claus (Bring Me My Baby) – Classic Soul & R&B Christmas Cuts 1961 to 1963 ... CD
Contrast, Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great Christmas tunes from the early years of soul music – tracks that have their roots in the R&B Christmas modes of the 50s, but also burst out in great new directions too! Some of the tracks feature harmony groups, others feature single artists – and in addition to some of the bluer sounds of the season, there's lots of titles here that sparkle with a newly festive vibe – that upbeat style that you'd also hear on dancefloor soul singles of the period. There's plenty of unfamiliar numbers here – which makes the set a delight to our ears – and titles include "Santa Claus Is Coming" by The Midnighters, "Don't Cry For Me This Xmas" by The Marcels, "New Year Greeting" by Gene McDaniels, "I'll Stay Home" by The Jaynells, "Wish You A Merry Christmas" by Kim Weston, "I Wish You A Merry Christmas" by Big Dee Irwin & Little Eva, "Mr Santa Claus" by Nathaniel Mayer, "Merry Christmas Darling" by The Uniques, "White Christmas" by Darlene Love, "Drive Slow" by Johnny Flamingo, "Christmas Time" by Jan Bradley, "Blue Holiday" by The Shirelles, "Merry Christmas Darling" by Poppa Hop, and "Christmas Greeting" by Gene McDaniels. CD

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✨✧ VariousBlues For Christmas - Classic R&B/Blues Christmas Cuts 1956 to 1961 ... CD
Contrast, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title might be Blues For Christmas, but lots of these tunes are pretty bright and jumpy, too – a nice mix of 50s R&B and early soul styles, served up here in a mighty sweet little package that's a great antidote to some of too-familiar Christmas collections on the market! Most of the artists are names you'll know already – especially if you've got some 50s blues in your collection – but the setting is mighty fresh, and the tunes together spin out for a nicely extended batch of Holiday listening that goes way past the obvious! Titles include "Oh Holy Night" by The Blue Notes, "Christmas Letter" by La Fets & Kitty, "Christmas In Jail" by The Youngsters, "Christmas Time (part 1)" by Jimmy McCracklin, "Can This Be Christmas" by Eddie Floyd & The Falcons, "Rock & Roll Santa Claus" by Huey Smith & The Clowns, "Christmas Celebration" by BB King, "Christmas Tears" by Freddy King, "Rock & Roll Santa Claus" by Babs Gonzales, "When Was Jesus Born" by Marian Williams, "After New Years Eve" by The Heartbeats, "It's Christmas Time" by Marvin & Johnny, and "Santa" by Lightnin Hopkins. CD

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✨✧ VariousDig That Crazy Santa Claus – Classic R&B/Blues Christmas Cuts 1953 to 1956 ... CD
Contrast, Mid 50s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Raw Holiday tunes from the 50s R&B years – tracks that mix together blues and jazz, secular and spiritual, and melancholy and celebratory themes – all in a great batch of songs pulled from vintage singles of the time! About half the acts here are groups – and include both doo wop and gospel groups – mixed with other artists that are either hip jazz singers or more familiar bluesmen – each delivering a special sort of sound for the season! The set list is every bit as great here as on the other volumes in the series – and titles include "We Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo" by Big John Greer, "Chincy Old Scrooge" by Phil Moore, "Christmas In Heaven" by The Dominoes, "Dig That Crazy Santa Claus" by Oscar McLollie, "I'll Be Home For Christmas" by The Pilgrim Travelers, "Santa Claus Boogie" by The Voices, "A Cool Cool Christmas" by The Sabers, "Rock Around The Christmas Tree" by Big Bud, "Rockin & Rollin With Santa Claus" by the Hepsters, "Trim Your Tree" by Jimmy Butler, "It's Christmas Time" by The Castelles, "Cowboy Santa Claus" by Bill Lacey, and "A Christmas Prayer" by The Penguins. CD

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✨✧ VariousMr Santa's Boogie – Classic R&B/Blues Christmas Cuts 1949 to 1953 ... CD
Contrast, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Christmas collection, postwar-style – served up here in a mix of vintage singles that include rare doo wop, jazz, and blues-based recordings! This series is a totally great one – we love all the titles in the collection – and like the rest, this volume features a stellar choice of cuts that really go beyond the obvious, while still keeping the Christmas spirit alive and well! In other words, these aren't just obscure tunes that might not get things right – they're very well-selected selections that really balance out the best sort of Holiday moods for the season. Titles include "Christmas Blues" by Larry Darnell, "I Need A Man" by Thelma Cooper, "Far Away Blues" by Johnny Otis, "Lonesome Christmas (part 1)" by Lowell Fulson, "All I Want For Christmas" by The Larks, "Hello Santa Claus" by Cecil Gant, "No Room At The In" by The Fairfield Four, "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus" by Sonny Parker, "Jingle Jangle Jump" by Gladys Bentley with Dexter Gordon, "Christmas Boogie" by Sugar Chile Robinson, and "It's Christmas Time" by The Five Keys. CD

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✨✧ VariousHipsters' Holiday – Vocal Jazz & R&B Classics ... CD
Rhino, Mid 40s/1950s/Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty cool Christmas compilation – with none of the sappy stuff that usually gets in the way! This one's all-cool, all-hip all the way through – and it's got a mix of jazzy tunes that's bound to liven up any holiday party that's had a dose of way too much Johnny Mathis or Bing Crosby! Tracks include "Five Pound Box Of Money" by Pearl Bailey, "Be Bop Santa Claus" by Babs Gonzalez, "Christmas Spirit" by Julia Lee, "Hello Mr New Year" by The Coolbreezers, "Zat You, Santa Claus" by Louis Armstrong, "Blue Xmas" by Miles Davis & Bob Dorough, "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus" by Mabel Scott, "Jingle Bells" by Leo Watson, "Santa Baby" by Eartha Kitt, and "Santa Done Got Hip" by The Marquees. 18 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ VariousUltimate R&B Christmas Vol 1 ... CD
Right Stuff, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Lou Rawls, Nat King Cole, Charles Brown, Booket T & the MGs, Otis Redding, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Al Green, Freddie Jackson, James Brown, the Jackson 5 & more. CD
(Out of print, cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ VariousBoogie Woogie Santa Claus – Classic R&B/Blues Christmas Cuts 1945 to 1949 ... CD
Contrast, Late 40s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Postwar Christmas tunes – all from that great moment when blues and jazz were coming together in the early days of R&B! Most of these tracks are upbeat, groovy, and plenty festive – that new sort of warmth and celebratory vibe that seemed to hit Christmas music in the postwar years – and there's also a few tracks that are a bit more spare and gritty, hearkening back to earlier Christmas blues material of the pre-war years. The package features lots of tunes we'd never heard before – and is especially great if you dig jump blues and R&B! Titles include "New Year's Eve Blues" by Smokey Hogg, "Jingle Bells" by Leo Watson, "Xmas Blues" by Harmon Ray, "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus" by Mable Scott, "Santa Claus Blues" by Champion Jack Dupree, "Bring That Cadillac Back" by Harry Crafton, "How I Hate To See Christmas Come Around" by Jimmy Witherspoon, "Lonely Christmas" by The Orioles, "Christmas Time Blues" by Boll Weevil, "Christmas Spirits" by Julia Lee, "Christmas Time" by Little T Bone, "I Want A Present For Christmas" by JB Summers, and "Love For Christmas" by Felix Gross. CD

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✨✧ VariousChampions Of R&B ... CD
SPV (Germany), 2007. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Contemporary work from the Nashville scene – all of it recorded as part of the revived Champion label, with a focus on older singers who made some classic Tennessee soul and blues back in the 60s and 70s! Much of the music here has a very faithful presentation – production that's lean and stripped down, with relatively few contemporary elements – and a way of really letting the lead artist shine in the spotlight! Titles include "The Monkey Song" and "We Got A Secret" by Charles Walker, "One More Chance" and "No End To The Blues" by James Nixon, "Run & Hide" by Roscoe Shelton, "It Tears Me Up" and "My Mistakes" by Freddie Waters, "The Door Is Still Open" and "A Fool's Advice" by Earl Gaines, "Girlfriend Blues" by Johnny Jones, "I'm Going Home" by Herbert Hunter, and "Baby Kiss Me Again" by Clifford Curry. CD

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✨✧ R KellyR In R&B Collection Vol 1 ... CD
Jive, 1990s/2000s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Various500 Atlantic R&B & Soul Singles Vol 6 – 1968 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), New Copy ... About February 15, 2019
... CD
 
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✨✧ Dinah WashingtonQueen Sings ... CD
Proper (UK), 1940s/Early 50s. Used 4CD ... $9.99
A great run of music here – 109 tracks that trace the shift in Dinah Washington's style from bluesy to jazzy, with a great mix of R&B too! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charles EarlandCharles Earland Anthology ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), 1970s. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Magnificent! Charles Earland may well be our favorite-ever jazz organist – and after you hear this set, he'll probably be yours too! Charles really didn't emerge as a name until the beginning of the 70s – and although that decade did some nasty stuff to some of the 60s best organ players, Earland managed to really get a heck of a lot out of the decade, twisting and turning his style with all the changes in arrangements and instrumentation, yet always keeping it real, laying down killer solos and funky grooves that rank with some of the best organ work of his generation! This 2CD set is the first to really pay tribute to Earland's genius – and it's a massive batch of tracks the spans his early years at Prestige Records, and moves into his work for labels like Mercury, Columbia, and Muse. Disc 1 features "funky organ grooves" – 10 tracks from Prestige and Muse with a straight heavy soul jazz funk groove, cut with monster players like Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad, Gary Chandler, and Virgil Jones. Tracks on the set include "Murilley", "Spinky", "Betty's Dilemma", "Sing A Simple Song", "Morgan", "My Favorite Things", and "Sing A Simple Song" – and the grooves are hard and funky all the way through! Disc 2 features "jazz funk and beyond" – beginning with Earland's spacier jam cuts on the Leaving This Planet session for Prestige, then moving into his jams on Arp and Electric Piano for Mercury, and some of his later R&B funk cuts for Columbia. Most of this work's never been on CD before – and the wealth of Earland's talent here will take you way past his early Black Talk years. Titles include "Phire", "Coming To You Live", "Red Clay", "Intergalactic Love Song", "Cosmic Fever", "Betty Boop", "Let The Music Play", and "Over & Over". CD

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✨✧ VariousSkip Scarborough Songbook ... CD
Expansion (UK), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A pretty impressive testament to the songwriting of Skip Scarborough – a great compilations of soaringly soulful numbers he wrote from some of the best and biggest soul & R&B singers and groups of the late 70s onward! The set is pretty heavily weighted with numbers from the last couple years of the 70s, with a few from the 80s and later gem or 2 – songs by Earth Wind & Fire, Phyllis Hyman, Freda Payne, Syreeta, LTD, Creative Source, Bobby Humphrey, Patti Labelle, The Emotions and more. A good deal of it is in the somewhat laidback, yet purely soulful and sophisticated style – but his songwriting talent has quite a reach, from string-laden disco era dancefloor soul to boogie, tduets fodder and well beyond. A very well chosen set! Includes "Lover To Lover" by Maxi Anderson, "Earth Wind & Fire" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Funky Luvah" by Creative Source, "Tell Me Please" by Freda Payne, "Love Changes" by Mother's Finest, "Can't Hide Love" by Dionne Warwick, "Don't Ask My Neighbors" by The Emotions, "Dancin To Keep From Cryin" by Bobby Humphrey and more. 18 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Tim Maia, Cassiano, e HyldonVelhos Camaradas Vol 2 ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1970s. Used ... $12.99
Great stuff – the second volume in this excellent series that focuses on the 70s work of 3 of Brazil's greatest soul artists! During the 70s, while most of Brazil was focusing on the MPB work of the post-Tropicalia years, Tim Maia, Hyldon, and Cassiano were forging a whole new sound – one that paid respect to the huge influence that American soul and R&B had had on black Brazil, but which also had room for some of the new forms of expression that were coming into Brazilian music at the time. The result is a batch of tracks that shift from mellow soul to spacious uptempo numbers – sharing a lot of the stylistic influences of mid 70s American chart soul, but sounding a lot different in some of the rhythms, and in the style of language used in the lyrics. Titles include "Chocolate", "Nao Quero Dinheiro", "Nao Figue Triste", and "Preciso Ser Amado" by Tim Maia; "Primeira Pessoa Do Singular", "Taxi Pra Bahia", and "Pelas Ruas De Los Angels" by Hyldon; and "Nana Contigo", "Ana", and "Saia Dessa Fossa" by Cassiano. Also includes the duet "I Don't Know What To Do With Myself", between Tim Maia and Hyldon! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousChess Uptown Soul ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $9.99
The cooler, classier sound of Chess Records in the 60s – the side of Chicago soul that really showed that the Windy City was onto something special Sure, Chess gave the world plenty of blues and R&B, but the label also really helped open the door to a special side of soul music – the heady brew of new sounds that were coming from Chicago – in the hands of arrangers like Richard Evans, Johnny Pate, and Phil Wright – plus tracks recorded farther in the field, but which found a perfect home at Chess Records – as the label was able to balance the deep soul styles of the singers with some of the richer styles used in the backings and production! Yet all the while things still kept on with a nice groove – the kind of stepping sounds that got Chicago soul dancefloors going, and which still made them special well into the 21st Century – thanks to killer cuts like these. The whole thing's a really well-chosen batch of soul that goes way beyond simple Chess Records hits – and titles include "Jerk & Twine" by Jackie Ross, "Oh What A Feeling" by James Phelps, "Go Away Little Boy" by Marlena Shaw, "The Soul Of A Man" by Fontella Bass, "I Had A Talk With My Man" by Mitty Collier, "So Much Love" by Maurice & Mac, "Here You Come Running" by Sugar Pie De Santo, "Nothing But You" by The Chessmen, "Wear It On Our Face" by The Dells, "I Believe She Will" by Eddie & Ernie, "Sitting In The Park" by Billy Stewart, and "It Ain't No Big Thing" by The Radiants. Also includes the amazing instrumental "Two In The Morning" by Spooners Crowd – a killer cut from Fame Studios! CD

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✨✧ Charles EarlandThird Degree Burn ... CD
Milestone, 1989. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A nice later set from the mighty burner, after he returned to the more bluesy organ based format from the more R&B and fusion inflected sets he'd released throughout the late 70s and early 80s. Though the rough edges are a bit more smoothed out on some of the numbers than we'd care for, the group's composed of really solid players including Grover Washington, David Newman and Bobby Broom, and the majority of the set cooks nicely, on numbers like the title track, "Cosmic Phriends", "Don't Be So Mean Arlene" and "The Way You Make Me Feel". CD
(Rear tray card has a bit of pen.)

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✨✧ VariousFrom The Vaults Volume 2 – Vine Street Divas ... CD
Capitol, 1940s. Used ... $8.99
During the 1940s, Capitol Records recorded some of the best female vocal records of the decade – blending swing with jazz and bits of emerging R&B, to cut sides that still sound pretty darn great today, and which are often used to define our sense of the classic American girl singer. This nicely-packaged set of 25 tracks features many of the label's biggest and best hits from their first decade – including "It Had To Be You" and "Doctor Lawyer Indian Chief" by Betty Hutton; "It's A Good Day", "Golden Earrings", "I Don't Know Enough About You", and "Everybody Loves Somebody" by Peggy Lee; "Long Ago And Far Away", "Day By Day", "Serenade Of The Bells", and "Some Enchanted Evening" by Jo Stafford; "Hurry On Down" by Nellie Lutcher; "I'll Walk Alone", "I Should Care", and "A Stranger In Town" by Martha Tilton; "Teardrops From My Eyes" by Helen O'Connell, "But Beautiful" by Margaret Whiting, "A Little Bird Told Me" by Blue Lu Barker, and "It's Been A Long, Long Time" by June Christy. CD
(Out of print. Club pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousNight Train To Nashville – Music City Rhythm & Blues 1945 to 1970 ... CD
Lost Highway, Mid 40s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A pretty amazing batch of soul, R&B, and funk from the Nashville scene – from an astonishing range of years, too! Of course the memorabilia industry that is "Music City USA" is dominated by country music and pop, and this long, long, LONG overdue collection of singles from 1945-1970 demonstrates how much more was going on in East Tennessee beyond Chet Atkins and the Opry! The tunes range from jump blues & soul of the late 40s and 50s, and on through the harmony soul of the 60s and the pre-funk late 60s. 38 tracks on two CDs: "Nashville Jumps" by Cecil Gant, "Just Walkin' In The Rain" by The Prisonaires, "Baby Let's Play House" by Arthur Gunter, "Christene" by Little Hank Crawford, "You Can Make It If You Try" by Gene Allison, "Somebody, Somewhere" by Larry Birdsong, "Monkey Doin' Woman" by Shy Guy Douglas, "What'd I Say" by Etta James, "Snap Your Fingers" by Joe Henderson, "I Want To" by Joe Tex, "The Chokin'" Kind" by Joe Simon, "Rediscover Me" by Johnny Adams and tons more! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Butterfield Blues BandButterfield Blues Band Live (2CD set) ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1970. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 18.98
A smoking live set from the Butterfield Blues Band – and like all the group's work, as much of a jazz and soul album as a blues one! Butterfield drew his inspiration from the Chicago bluesmen, it's true – but his style also has plenty of echoes of New Orleans soul, Memphis R&B, and other strands of American work – in a mode that's quite similar to some of the changes that were going on in the British beat group scene at the end of the 60s. The lineup here features some really nice touches on sax from Trevor Lawrence and Gene Dinwiddie – and the live setting only seems to loosen all the players up even more than usual, and let them hit a few nice funky moments. This 2CD version features the whole original album, plus bonus live tracks too – a total of 19 cuts in all – with titles that include "Get Together Again", "Love Disease", "The Boxer", "No Amount Of Loving", "Driftin & Driftin", "Number Nine", "Gene's Tune", "Losing Hand", "Feel So Bad", "Love March", "Except YOu", "Nobody's Fault But Mine", and "Born Under A Bad Sign". CD

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✨✧ Lalo SchifrinNo One Home (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1979. Used ... $6.99
A sweet set of fusiony soul from Lalo Schifrin – a great little record that's almost better than most of his other late 70s efforts, including some of his soundtrack work! The album's in the same territory that Quincy Jones was hitting at the time – at its core, a set of funky electric jazz – but done with an expansive approach that also brings in soulful vocals on most tracks, really hitting some nice R&B-styled fusion grooves! Sylvia Smith is the lead singer on most of the vocal tunes, and other players include west coast soul jazzers like Ndugu Chancler, Oscar Brashear, Paul Jackson, Ronnie Foster, and Patrice Rushen – a great lineup that really keeps things tight, and with a vibe that's different than Schfrin at CTI. Titles include "Memory Of Love", "Middle Of The Night", "No One Home", "Enchanted Flame", and "Oh Darlin Life Goes On". Great CD package – a hardcover book, with new notes and mastering – and bonus tracks "No One Home (edit)" and "No One Home (inst)". CD
Also available No One Home (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Ray CharlesRay Charles In Antibes 1961 (with bonus tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1961. New Copy 4CD ... $19.99 29.98
A fantastic vintage performance from the legendary Ray Charles – his first concert outside the US, spread out over four different nights at the Antibes Festival in France in 1961! This package brings together the full performance for the first time ever – not only including material from all four nights that Ray played the festival, but also bonus tracks that feature Charles on piano with other singers too. The tunes are a nice mix of the jazzier style of the last few Atlantic albums, with some of the more familiar R&B of Ray's 50s singles – and titles include "Lil Darlin", "The Story", "Georgia On My Mind", "What'd I Say", "My Bonnie", "One Mint Julep", "Hornful Soul", "Let The Good Times Roll", "Tell The Truth", "I Wonder", and "With You On My Mind". Bonus tracks feature material with Lula Reed, Joe Turner, Tommy Ridgely, and Guitar Slim – and the 4CD set features 61 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ BirdsCollector's Guide To Rare British Birds ... CD
Deram/Decca, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $6.99
Late 60s grooves from The Birds – the British Birds, not the American Byrds – featuring young Ronnie Wood! This collection brings together all four of The Birds extremely rare 1964-1965 Decca singles, along with ten unreleased demos, alternate takes, and unissued rarities. They never made a proper album in their day, but the singles are really great – brilliant British rockin' R&B that's on par with their far more legendary contemporaries – certainly an amazing precursor to The Faces and others! Titles include "You're On My Mind", "You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care)", "Next In Line", "No Good Without You Baby", "Daddy Daddy", "How Can It Be"he previously unissued "Run Run Run" and "Good Times" and much more. 18 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ VariousHits That Jumped! ... CD
Checker/MCA (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $5.99
A killer collection of some of the harder to find R&B and doo wop tracks from the early years of Chess – featuring tracks that include "Happy Happy Birthday Baby" by The Tune Weavers, "So All Alone" and "Shoo Do Be Doo" by Bobby Lester & The Moonlighters, "Come On, Let's Stroll" by The Lewis Sisters, "You Got Me Whistling" by Johnny Fuller, "Train, Train, Train" and "Forty Cups Of Coffee" by Danny Overbea, "I Want Somebody" by Harvey, "The Walk" by Jimmy McCracklin, "All Night Long" by Johnny Fuller, "I'm So Young" by The Students, and "Misirlou" by Earl Washington. Plus, this CD adds 7 more tracks to the original album – making for a killer batch of rare Chess singles! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Hits That Jumped! ... LP 33.99

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✨✧ Clyde McPhatterShot Of Rhythm & Blues – The Amy Recordings ... CD
Amy/Sundazed, Mid/Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great lost work from one of the best-ever voices in R&B! After his work in the Drifters, Clyde moved onto a checkered solo career that had him moving from sweet R&B ballads to soulful uptown numbers to some occasional rawer stuff. There's plenty of great moments in Clyde's recordings for labels like Atlantic and Mercury, but these sides from the mid 60s are some of his best and hardest to find sides from those solo years. The tracks have a bit of a southern touch to them, which is no surprise since some were produced by Rick Hall at the Fame Studios, and since most of the work coming out on the Amy label had some sort of a rootsy groove to it. As you can guess, this approach works great for Clyde's voice, which is still in great shape here, and the CD collects together a number of great tracks that have only ever been available as singles. Titles include "I Dreamt I Died", "Lonely People Can't Afford To Cry", "Everybody Loves A Good Time", "Shot Of Rhythm & Blues", "Sweet & Innocent", and "I'm Not Going To Work Today". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ U-NamFuture Love ... CD
Skytown, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99
U-Nam's music always brings a smile to our lips – and despite the "future" promised in the title, the whole thing's very firmly grounded in the past – and we mean that in the best way possible! The man's a guitarist, but one who's always most comfortable playing in the kind of groove-centric modes that occurred in the second half of the 70s – when some of the looser, more open styles hit the bigger labels with crossover R&B fusion work for companies like Columbia, Warner Brothers, and Kudu! Guitar lines are in the lead out front on almost all the tracks – played with a spacious, thoughtful style that allows for plenty of room between the notes – which really enforces the more soulful elements in the music – amidst all these well-arranged midtempo grooves. Titles include "Changes", "Is That So", "Get It Right", "Artbeat", "Good Old Days", "A Change Of Heart", "My Joy", "El Fuego", and "Stick To It". CD

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✨✧ Charles EarlandComin To You Live/Earland's Jam/Street Themes (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Robinsongs (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
A trio of great albums from organist Charles Earland – presented here with great bonus tracks too! First up is Comin To You Live – one of Charles Earland's sweet albums from his years at Columbia Records – done in a mode that's much more R&B than his earliest work, but in a style that's still A-OK with us! The groove here is greatly helped out by arrangements from Tom Washington, Weldon Irvine, and Marcus Miller – all great talents for mixing soul into Earland's jazzier keyboards – yet in a way that still keeps all of the best elements intact! Many of the tracks feature vocals, but in a gently soulful way that glides in nicely alongside the keys – and speaking of keys, Charles plays Fender Rhodes and Arp here in addition to his usual organ. Titles include "Coming To You Live", "Spend The Night With Me", "Take Me To Heaven", "Cornbread", "Good Question", "Zee Funkin Space", and "I Will Never Tell". Earland's Jam is filled with stellar grooves from Charles Earland – a great mix of jazz, soul, and funk – put together in a way that's quite different from his previous records on Prestige or Mercury Records! The sound here is tight 80s soul – put together by Tom Tom Washington, who gives the whole thing a sophisticated Chicago vibe – and one that matches Charles' sweet keyboard solos with wickedly sharp rhythms, and some occasional vocal bits too. Singers include Larry Blackmon, TC Campell, and Charles himself – but there's still a focus that seems to be more on the instrumentation overall – served up with some mighty nice organ lines from Earland. Titles include "The Only One", "Marcia's Waltz", "You Belong To Me", "Never Knew Love Like This Before", "Guilty", "Laser Lips", "Earland's Jam", and "Animal". Earland's Street Themes is a great little groover from keyboardist Charles Earland – and an album that definitely lives up to its title! There's plenty of street sounds going on here – lots of modern R&B modes that echo the changing styles of early 80s soul music, especially on the east coast! And as part of that, there's a good deal of vocals on the record, alongside Charles' keyboards – work by singers who include Larry Hancock, Bruce Gray, and Sheryl Kendrick – each of whom adds plenty to the record, working over jazzy grooves nicely scored by Earland. Titles include "Be My Lady", "Take Me Away", "Feels So Good To Me", "Burning Devotion", "Tell Me What It Is", and "Go All The Way". Bonus tracks include "Phire", "Intergalactic Love Song", "We All Live In The Jungle", "Coming To You Live (7" mix)", and "Let The Music Play (12" mix)". CD

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✨✧ VariousRevolution – Underground Sounds Of 1968 (3CD set) ... CD
Esoteric (UK), 1968. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
Mindblowing sounds from the morning after the Summer Of Love – a time when the UK scene really woke up to some vast musical changes – a good number of which are represented in this overstuffed set! The package does a great job of catching that special shift in modes from groups who might have been straighter mod, rock, folk, or R&B just a year or two before – and who now are really letting their hair down (and probably growing it too!) – finding confidence to work out loads of new ideas of their own, and really set the scene for musical modes that would shape the world for the next decade or so! A few of these artists cracked the charts at the time, some might hit fame in the 70s, but most of the acts are those who were part of an underground hip scene from the moment they first recorded – and still stayed that way for many decades to come. The mix of modes here is great – and as always with Cherry Red/Esoteric, there's a nice booklet of notes that really illuminates the music. 52 tracks in all – with work by The Moles, Tomorrow, Caravan, Ten Years After, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Fleetwood Mac, Van Der Graaf Generator, Second Hand, Eyes Of Blue, Eclection, John Martyn, Love Sculpture, Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, Jethro Tull, Giles Giles & Fripp, Pretty Thinbs, Dave Mason, Barclay James Harvest, The Aquarian Age, The Move, Gun, Deep Purple, The Bystanders, Dantalian's Chariot, Blonde On Blonde, Eyes Of Blue, and many more. CD

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✨✧ Gladys Knight & The PipsOn & On – The Buddah/Columbia Anthology ... CD
Soulmusic.com (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Two great chapters of work from this legendary soul group – one that started out in the late 50s with an R&B vibe, rose to great fame on Motown, then really hit their stride on the material featured on this set! Gladys was always a great singer, but she really seemed to move onto greatness in the 70s – especially on the Buddah Records material that begins this collection – music that has the group moving past familiar group soul modes, to a sophisticated territory that really let Knight become the sort of diva that nobody would have expected a few years before! There's a richness in her voice that's really wonderful – and that continues strongly on the second half, which collects material for Columbia Records – including some great mellow groovers, and even a few hits from later years too. Package features 37 tracks in all – and titles include "The Way We Were/Try To Remember", "On & On", "To Be Invisible", "The Need To Be", "Little Bit Of Love", "The Makings Of You", "Make Yours A Happy Home (alt mix)", "Come Back & Finish What You Started", "Midnight Train To Georgia", "I've Got To Use My Imagination", "Landlord", "Taste Of Bitter Love", "I Will Fight", "Bourgie Bourgie", "Save The Overtime", "Hero", "Kiss Away The Pain", "You're Number One", "Seconds", "Add It Up", "I Will Fight", and "Still Such A Thing". CD

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✨✧ Stanley TurrentineTender Togetherness ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1981. Used ... $18.99
A smooth groover from Stanley Turrentine's early 80s years – and like a lot of electric jazz sessions from the time, a record that's got more than a few R&B touches! The Turrentine sound on the tenor is still very firmly in place – stepping out amidst the backings with that confident tone we always love in Stan's work. But the orchestrations in the set are often quite large – arrangements by Larry Dunn or George Del Barrio that have a distinctly soul-based feel, and which feature vocals on a few tracks on the set. Titles include "Hermanos", "I'll Give You My Love", "Cherubim", "Tamarac", "World Chimes", and "Havin Fun With Mr T". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousDestination Crampsville – The Finest In Demented Rock & Roll, Rabid Rockabilly, & JD Pop ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We're always happy to take a trip to Crampsville – as the journey means that we not only get to live within the world of Lux Interior and Poison Ivy, we also get to discover a huge amount of obscure singles from the glory days of the indie 45! The Cramps built their music on building blocks like these – weird, obscure tunes from the late 50s and early 60s – often leaping across genres in a single tune – mixing rock and R&B, slinky lounge with gritty sleaze, and always exploding with the kind of energy that never could have lasted past the few minutes of music that fit on a 7" record. The set's very much in the great mode of other Righteous Cramps-inspired titles – and features 52 tracks that include "Love Slave" by Bart Mattson, "She'll Never Let Him Go" by Gin Gillette, "Little Joe" by Jack Day, "I'm Blue" by The Ikettes, "Chicken Rock" by Scott Wood & His Band, "Big Foot" by Googie Rene, "The Tingle" by Jackie Weaver, "She's Mine" by Johnny Strickland, "I Got School" by Scott Miller, "Stop At The Hop" by Don Eee, "Rock & Roll Fever" by Gene Ray, "The Gorilla Walk" by Sascha Burland, "The Cat" by Rod Willis, "Watch Your Step" by Bobby Parker, and "I'm Buggin Out Little Baby" by Donny Lee Moore. CD

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Jazz Funk – Classics Of Yesterday – Inspiration For Today ... CD
Mastercuts (UK), 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A luscious dip into the 7 volume history of the Jazz Funk Mastercuts series – featuring 24 of the best tracks in the set, pulled out onto a 2-CD package that has plenty of wonderful moments! If you know the series, you'll know that the focus is on funky 70s tracks with lots of fusion touches – the less dirty, more R&B-influenced side of the spectrum – work handled by producers like Larry Mizell, Wayne Henderson, and others. Tracks include "Expansions" by Lonnie Liston Smith, "Come With Me" by Tania Maria, "The New Killer Joe" by Benny Golson, "Spring High" by Ramsey Lewis, "Let The Music Play" by Charles Earland, "Brazilian Love Affair" by George Duke, "Summer Madness" by Kool & The Gang, "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This" by Idris Muhammad, "Shaker Song" by Spyro Gyra, "Brighter Tomorrow" by Tom Browne, "I Thought It Was You" by Herbie Hancock, "Sausalito" by Grover Washington Jr, "De Ja Vu" by Paulino Da Costa, "Rock Creek Park" by The Blackbyrds, "Running Away" by Roy Ayers, "Unicorn" by Dizzy Gillespie, "Love Will Bring Us Back Together" by Roy Ayers, "The Bottle" by Gil Scott Heron, and "To Prove My Love" by Ned Doheny. CD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase.)

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✨✧ Sam LazarSpace Flight ... CD
Argo/MCA (Japan), 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tight batch of organ groovers with a raw R&B feel, recorded by the obscure St Louis organist Sam Lazar – with a very young Grant Green on guitar! The album's a bit different than Sam's other records for Argo – in that the tunes are all quite short, with a tight fast sound that's almost more R&B at times than jazz – a very unusual setting especially for Grant Green! The guitar is nice and loud – really racing to keep up with Lazar's fast work on the Hammond – and other members of the group include Willie Dixon on bass and Chauncey Williams on drums. Titles include "Mad Lad", "Space Flight", "Caramu", "Funky Blues", and "Big Willie". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi, which has a partial split.)

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✨✧ SpanielsVery Best Of The Spaniels Vol 2 – Stormy Weather ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Genius work from one of the strongest vocal groups to ever come out of the Chicago scene! The Spaniels burst upon the scene in the mid 50s recording for the Vee Jay label with a sophisticated harmony sound that was a lot stronger than some of their contemporaries on the east coast. The group had an amazing way with a ballad, but could also groove in a hard rolling R&B style too. This is the second volume in Collectables' great look at the group's rich Vee Jay output – and it includes 25 titles that include "Stormy Weather", "Bus Fare Home", "Tina", "So Deep Within", "Lovey Dovey Baby Be Mine", "Bells Ring Out", "Lovely Way To Spend An Evening", "Let's Make Up", and "Play It Cool". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ SpanielsVery Best Of The Spaniels Vol 1 – Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Genius work from one of the strongest vocal groups to ever come out of the Chicago scene! The Spaniels burst upon the scene in the mid 50s recording for the Vee Jay label with a sophisticated harmony sound that was a lot stronger than some of their contemporaries on the east coast. The group had an amazing way with a ballad, but could also groove in a hard rolling R&B style too. This first batch of tracks in Collectables' dip into the Vee Jay vaults features the band excelling in both styles – getting nice and mellow on their hit "Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight", plus numbers like "Baby, It's You", "Red Sails In The Sunset", and "Peace Of Mind", and moving hard and fast on tracks like "Great Googley Moo", "Automobiles", "Doo Wah", "The Possee", and "Bounce". 25 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ RattlesTwist Time In Hamburg (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Oldays (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rock-solid beat group material from the Hamburg scene – played by just the kind of combo who were likely contemporaries of The Beatles during their early years working in Germany! Most songs are covers of American rock and R&B numbers – but they're done in a frantic, gritty sort of vibe – often with guitars riffing super-fast with plenty of twang, and a nice sense of harmony in the vocals and overall instrumentation. Titles include "Brown Eyed Handsome Man", "Bye Bye Johnny", "Money", "Then She Kissed Me", "Roll Over Beethoven", "Putty Your Hand", and "I'm Talkin About You". CD features 14 more bonus tracks – including "Hello", "Mashed Potatoes", "Go To Him", "The Stomp", "Baby That Is Rock & Roll", "Twist & Shout", and "Hippy Hippy Shake". CD
(Part of the Oldays Special Treasures series!)

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✨✧ Randy BreckerScore ... CD
Blue Note, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very cool early Randy Brecker album – recorded years before he was working in tighter, R&B-inflected styles – and was instead an up-and-coming player with a surprisingly sharp edge! The set's produced by Duke Pearson, and has a groovy sound that's similar to Blue Note dates of the late 60s – jazz at the core, but a willingness to bring in some other pre-fusion elements – most notably the electric piano of Hal Galper, which sounds great next to drums from Bernard Purdie and bass from Eddie Gomez! Brother Michael plays tenor, and Galper wrote a lot of the tracks – with that good groovy electric funk sound that he did so well at this time. Titles include "The Vamp", "The Weasel Goes Out To Lunch", "Pipe Dream", "The Marble Sea", and "Bangalore". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Slim GaillardGroove Juice – The Norman Granz Recordings & More ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic material from the great Slim Gaillard – one of the most unique singers of all time, and a key link between jazz and the growing wave of R&B in the postwar years! Long before singers like Roy Brown, Wynonie Harris, Joe Turner, and others started making offbeat, uptempo material for indie labels like King and Atlantic – the great Slim Gaillard was cooking up his own unique brew on the LA scene – a small combo approach, which allowed for lots of flexibility – both in the stripped-down style of rhythm, and Slim's completely amazing vocal technique – which was often filled with slang, jive, and lots of sly jokes too! Gaillard started out years before Norman Granz came into his own as a record producer – but, like so many of his generation that Granz worked with, Gaillard really hit a new level on the material you'll hear here – a good deal of which we'd not heard on other collections. The set begins with a fantastic 12 minute "Opera In Vout (Groove Juice Symphony)" – from a Jazz At The Philharmonic performance – then rolls into 16 more rare singles recorded for MGM – including "Boip Boip", "Money Money Money", "The Hogan Song", "Down By The Station", "Mom's In The Kitchen But We've Got Pop On Ice", "Organ Oreenne", "Little Red Riding Woods", "Bongo Cito", and "When Banana Skins Are Falling". Next are 28 more tracks that were issued on Mercury, Clef, and Verve Records – loads of Slim Gaillard classics, including "Taxpayer's Blues", "Yo Yo Yo", "Chicken Rhythm", "Potatoe Chips", "I Know What To Do", "You Goofed", "Oh Lady Be Good", "Genius", "Babalu Oreeney", "Sabroso", "Laughing In Rhythm", "Gomen Nasai", and "Go Man Go". 2CD set also features 9 more bonus alternate takes – and some great notes too! CD

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Human ZooHuman Zoo ... CD
Cicadelic, 1970. New Copy ... $3.99
Suburban LA psychedelia from the dawn of the 70s – the rare self-titled album from The Human Zoo! The Human Zoo started out as The Circus, eventually cutting this underappreciated album for Accent Records. Even in a freewheeling, anything goes era of Cali rock, The Human Zoo have a pretty far reaching vibe – from stripped down guitar based garage psyche, to more of a pummeling, fuzzed out take on blue eyed R&B, to looser, roomier grooves. Titles include "IT's Got To Be", "Na-Na", "Funny", "Late To My Resurrection", "Stone Sassy Fox", "The Human Zoo", "The Time Was Over" and more. CD

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✨✧ VariousItty Bitty Treasure Chest Vol 1 ... CD
Regency, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard and heavy 50's R&B stuff from the Detroit-based Fortune label, including cuts by Nathaniel Mayer, Andre Williams, Five Dollars, The Four Kings, and Floyd Smith. 26 tracks in all, including "Golden Angel", "Wear My Ring", "Zoom", "Listen to the Rain", "This is Really Real", and loads more hard to find Detroit dusties. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousOriginal Riddims – 24 Of Reggae's Most Sampled Classic Cuts ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If we said this batch of rhythms and original versions was the foundation of modern Jamaican music, we wouldn't be doing it justice. So many of these timeless classics have gone on to be used by or influence hip hop, R&B and new grooves artists that they resist pigeon holing. And on top of all that it's just a great set of tunes, that sounds terrific front to back and back to front. 2 dozen tracks in all, including John Holt "Ali Baba" and "Stealing Stealing", Lloyd Robinson "Cuss Cuss", Wayne Smith "Under Me Sleng Teng", Ansel Collins "Stalag 17", Slim Smith & The Uniques "My Conversation", Eric Donaldson "Cherry Oh Baby", Anthony Johnson "Gunshot", the Maytals "Bam Bam", the Ethiopians "Train To Skaville" and Keith & Tex "Tonight". CD
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✨✧ VariousGold Digging – As Sampled By Kanye West ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The blueprint for Kanye West's incredible work of the past few years – served up in an all-legit package of original tunes sampled for his own albums and productions for other artists! The range of styles here is really amazing – and the set runs through old soul, pop, jazz, and R&B – all of which is pretty great on its own terms, but which will resonate even strongly through its familiar sample used by Kanye! 2CD package features 11 tracks from West's own music, plus 10 more used for his productions – a total of 21 tracks that include "Sunrise" by The Originals, "Home Is Where The Hatred Is" by Gil Scott Heron, "Diamonds Are Forever" by Shirley Bassey, "Wildflower" by Hank Crawford, "Through The Fire" by Chaka Khan, "Move On Up" by Curtis Mayfield, "Distant Lover" by Marvin Gaye, "My Funny Valentine" by Etta James, "I Just Wanna Stop" by Jimmy Castor Bunch, "Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City" by Bobby Bland, "Let's Do It Again" by The Staple Singers, "Simply Beautiful" by Al Green, "Gilly Hines" by Mandrill, and "Never Had It So Good" by The Chi-Lites. CD
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✨✧ VariousSolar Soul Classics ... CD
Solar/Sequel (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
At the end of the 70s, the LA-based Solar label became a massive force in modern R&B – taking its tight roster of groups, and using them to create a whole new sound that would forever shape the face of soul music in the 80s. This great set features some of the big hits by big groups on the label, plus a lot of other nice material that you may have forgotten about, but should recognize easily. There's a total of 30 cuts in a great slipcovered package – and titles include "Curious" by Midnight Star, "Call Me" by Bill Wolper, "Adventures In The Land Of Music" by Dynasty, "Be For Real" by Cat Miller, "Lovers" by Baby Face, "Let's Get Smooth" by Calloway, "Winners & Losers" by Collage, "My Girl" by The Whispers, "Hello Stranger" by Carrie Lucas & The Whispers, "Shoot 'Em Up Movies" by The Deele, "Classy Lady" by Leroy Hutson, "Over & Over" by Shalamar, "Two Occasions" by The Deele, and "Get In Touch With Me" by Collage. CD
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Little Willie JohnFever – The Best Of Little Willie John ... CD
King/Rhino, 1950s. Used ... $6.99
James Brown's always cited Little Willie John as one of his biggest vocal influences – and on this CD, you'll definitely hear why! In a world of R&B shouters and screamers, Willie had a talent for subtle soul that was quite unique. He still had as much vocal power as some of his contemporaries, and could use it when he wanted to – but at the drop of a hat, he could also shift into a sadder, mellower mode that was extremely compelling, and which showed a sophistication in R&B that was normally the province of jazz singers. This nicely-done 20-track set pulls together loads of gems from Willie's classic years at King – including his famous version of "Fever", plus "All Around The World", "Spasms", "Leave My Kitten Alone", "Talk To Me, Talk To Me", "My Nerves", "Person To Person", "Sleep", "Home At Last", "My Baby's In Love With Another Guy", and "I Like To See My Baby", a nice duet with Hank Ballard. CD
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✨✧ Bobby LyleGenie ... CD
Capitol/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A funky fusion classic – and quite possibly Bobby Lyle's most perfectly realized album! The set was Bobby's first full US outing, and it's filled with soaring, riffing keyboards that stretch out into territory explored a few years before by Johnny Hammond and Lonnie Liston Smith! The real difference, though, is the album's sweet soulful production from Wayne Henderson – who hooks in the best bits of Bobby's sound, and fuses them with a modern soul-styled groove that creates the same blend of jazz and R&B that you'd get on some of Eddie Henderson's best records from the time, or some of the best Ronnie Foster work on Columbia from a few years later. Bobby's keyboards are capable of hitting both a soulful groove and a deep jazzy vibe – and the record's got a rich palette of tunes that never fail to amaze us! Titles include "Mother Nile", "You Think Of Her", "The Genie", "Pisces", "Magic Ride" and "Night Breeze". CD

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Anna Records Vol 1 (CDr pressing) ... CD
Anna, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early work from the legendary Anna Records – a key early link in the histories of Motown and Chess Records, and a formative imprint in the sound of 60s Detroit soul! Most of the work here has a Birth Of Soul sort of feel – elements of older R&B in the mix, as well as 50s crossover pop – but tuned together with a new sort of soulfulness that's really apparent in the vocals, and in the way the grooves are put together. The package features a and b-sides of many Anna singles – and titles include "Hope & Pray" and "Needed" by The Voice Masters, "Lonely & Blue" and "Let's Go To A Movie Baby" by Johnny & Jackie, "I'm Afraid" by Cap-Tans, "Yes No Maybe So" by Barrett Strong, "Everything About You" by Ty Hunter & The Voice Masters, "So Good" by Ruben Fort, "I'll Get Along Somehow" by Larry Darnell, "Just For Your Love" by The Falcons, and "I Didn't Know" by Lamont Anthony. CD
(Out of print, CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousFire/Fury Records Story – The Doowop Collection ... CD
Fire/Airline, Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A double helping of vocal group soul from Bobby Robinson's legendary Fire & Fury labels – imprints that are best-known for their hard blues and R&B, but which also served up some wonderful doo wop material too! A few of the cuts here are well-known, but lots more are very rare gems – even amidst some of the other Fire/Fury collections we've stocked over the years – the sort of New York neighborhood acts that Bobby had a great ear for choosing – thanks to his store and headquarters in Harlem! Like some of the other Airline collections, this one has a really special vibe – definitely a cut above in choice of tracks – with titles that include "Ain't Cha Never Coming Home" by The Starlites, "You're The One I Love" by The Federals, "Lydia" by Lewis Lymon & The Teenchords, "Oh Gee Oh Gosh" by The Kodoks "Coralee" by Little Bobby Rivera & The Henlocks, "Remember" by Sherman & The Darts, "Mary Lee" by The Rainbows, "Truly Yours" by The Scarlets, "Darling" by The Pips, "My Love Will Never Die" by The Channels, and "Baby I Love You" by The Du Mauriers. CD
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✨✧ VariousLivin' That Wild Life – The Herald/Ember Blues & Gospel Masters Vol 1 ... CD
Herald/Acrobat (UK), 1950s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A double helping of work from the Herald and Ember labels of the 50s – way more than just the blues and gospel promised in the title! Although some tracks are bluesy, there's also a touch of jazz in the set too – a bit more R&B than just straight blues, which makes the package a really wide-ranging batch of sounds! All material was originally issued on 78 or 45rpm singles by the label – and the collection does a great job of moving way past obvious hits from the imprint. Titles include "Lonesome" and "Wild Life" by Rudy Greene, "High Tide" and "Wish You Were Here" by Orville Fats Noel, "I Just Keep Lovin Her" and "Boll Weevil" by Little Walter, "Feelin Alright" by Larry Dale, "Somebody Touched Me" by National Clouds Of Joy, "Sleep In Job" by Sticks McGhee, "I Wanna See My Lovin Baby" by Pork Chops, "The Man In The Phone Booth" by Big Bob Kornegay, and "Mr Froggie" by Sonny & Jaycee. 2CDs, 55 tracks, and some great notes on the music! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hal SingerRent Party ... CD
Savoy, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great collection of early work by tenor giant Hal Singer – a wonderful player who recorded for Savoy during the late 40s and early 50s, and whose work was a key part of the shift from swing-based tenor work to R&B. The set brings together 16 tracks that were only ever issued on 78s – and which really haven't been reissued properly since this mid 80s album – complete with great notes and session information. Titles include "Hot Rod", "Crossroads", "Hound's Tooth", "Hometown", "Cornbread", "Swing Shift", "Rice & Red Beans", and "Rent Party". CD
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✨✧ Hank BallardSexy Ways – The Best Of Hank Ballard & The Midnighters ... CD
King/Rhino, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sexy is right! Hank may have been a half-pint wonder, but he had a voice that was like no other – high and raspy, but with a fierce growl that made you instantly take notice. Plus, his thuggish aproach to vocals really put a bit into the vicious R&B tunes that he cut with The Midnighters for King during the 50s – as you'll hear on tunes like "Open Up The Back Door", "Sexy Ways", "Work With Me Annie", "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go", "Teardrops On Your Letter", "It's Love Baby", "Annie Had A Baby", and "Tore Up Over You". 20 tracks in all – and the best CD you can find featuring Hank's work for King! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousLas Vegas Grind Vol 7 ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jazzman Records takes over the legendary Las Vegas Grind series – and does a fantastic job of coming up with the kind of really raunchy tracks that always made the collections so great! When this series first came out, it really blew our mind – because although we knew plenty of older tracks from the glory days of the indie 7" single, we'd never heard work this raw or gritty – tunes that are often equal parts rock and R&B, often with a hard-vamping style that must have been perfect for a stripper to go into her grind! Not that this music is anything like older "strip" records, though – as we're sure that all the tracks here were cut by guys who were hoping to top the charts with the next big thing – but whose heavy sound and gritty groove forever damned their songs to the world of rare record collectors. Fortunately, Jazzman are on the case, and have done a fantastic job of picking just the right tracks to continue the Las Vegas Grind legacy – titles that include "I'd Rather Swish Than Fight" by B Bubbha, "Gay Poppa's Cha Cha" by Gay Poppa, "She Said" by Frank Scott, "Blo Jangs" by The Savoys, "El Pato" by Los Virreyes, "Fat Man" by Louie & The Fat Men, "The Beard" by The Abstracts, "Sneaky Pete" by UBs Group, "Gemini Rock" by The Original Spacemen, "Sneakin Away" by The Y-Dells, "Shirley" by Little Louie & The Finger Cymbals, and "Braggin" by Bob Moore & The Temps. CD

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✨✧ VariousJukebox Jam 2 – Blues & Rhythm Revue ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sensational sequel to one of the greatest compilations of rare rhythm & blues we've seen from the deep diggin' Jazzman label – one that goes even deeper than the first! A good deal of these juke box treasures are from the mid 50s to early 60s – all of 'em ones that have been overlooked since way back in the day, having escaped the attention of all but the most devoted collectors for decades! Jumping R&B is the core sound here, but this volume is actually a more diverse batch than its predecessor – with some grittier proto-rock R&B, some more swinging jazz numbers, and a bit of popcorn soul as well – all of 'em killer! Titles include "Lament" by Mamie Perry, "If You Ain't Got No Bread", "Tears Baby" by Johnny West, "Rock A While" by Dewey Guy & The Fabulous Six, "Cat Music" by Dave Bartholomew, "I Done Done It" by Amos Milburn, "Swingin'" by Saunders King., "Big Game Hunter" by Steve Gibson The Red Caps, "Cleopatra" by The Mark VI, "I'll Get You, Too" by Billy Emerson, "That Ain' The Way To Do It" by Big Sis Andrews, "I'll Walk A Mile" by Bob Marriott & The Continentals, and "It Only Hurts A Little While" by Little Willie John. CD

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✨✧ Charles EarlandEarland's Street Themes (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little groover from keyboardist Charles Earland – and an album that definitely lives up to its title! There's plenty of street sounds going on here – lots of modern R&B modes that echo the changing styles of early 80s soul music, especially on the east coast! And as part of that, there's a good deal of vocals on the record, alongside Charles' keyboards – work by singers who include Larry Hancock, Bruce Gray, and Sheryl Kendrick – each of whom adds plenty to the record, working over jazzy grooves nicely scored by Earland. Titles include "Be My Lady", "Take Me Away", "Feels So Good To Me", "Burning Devotion", "Tell Me What It Is", and "Go All The Way". CD features a bonus track – "Be My Lady (7" mix)". CD

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✨✧ BB KingMore BB King (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Crown/Ace (UK), 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
If you only know BB King from later years, you'll really be stunned at the sound of this great set from the start of the 60s – a record that's much more R&B than the straighter blues of King's bigger label work – and which has a jumping groove nearly all the way through! The mix of modes is right in that best Memphis style of the 50s – currents of jazz, jump blues, and other soulful styles – all topped by King's bold vocals, and given a bit of sweet guitar solos on most tracks – already razor-sharp, even at this early point in his career! Titles include "Bad Luck Soul", "Shut Your Moth", "My Reward", "Don't Cry Anymore", "Just Like A Woman", and "Blues For Me". CD features 8 bonus tracks – including "Broken Promise", "Mercy Mercy Baby", "Lonely", "You're Gonna Miss Me", "I Can Hear My Name", and "Just A Dream". CD

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Kazimierz JonkiszTiri Taka ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99
Soulful fusion from Poland – a group led by drummer Kazimierz Jonkisz, and featuring piano, soprano sax, bass, and a bit of electric violin! The groove is a bit in the Michal Urbaniak mode – although not as way out, with a good focus on ensemble modes on the heads of each tune – similar to American soulful fusion of the time – before the band then makes their way through some longer solo moments. The feel is often surprisingly rich and full – a bit like some of the best R&B-tinged fusion coming out of the US in the mid to late 70s – especially on the Columbia label – and the players here are all top-shelf, and really open up as the tunes roll on. There's none of the too-jamming modes that can sometimes show up in more rock-based fusion records from the Eastern scene – and instead, there's a sensitivity here that shows up even on the more upbeat numbers. Titles include "We're All Waiting", "Tiritaka", "For Slawosz", "Joewer", and "For Marc". CD

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Bobby LyleStraight & Smooth ... CD
Three Keys Music, 2004. Used 2CD ... $8.99
A double CD with a straight-shooting title – one set featuring the great jazz pianist/keyboard player Bobby Lyle in a straight setting – and one CD in which he lays it with slinky smoothness! The Straight set has Bobby's acoustic piano out front of a tight trio with Mark Simmons on drums and Brennen Nase on bass. The set has a very streamlined, hip little swinging style. The group takes on a number of standards and classics like "Body and Soul", "Harlem Blues", and "Nefertiti", plus Lyle compositions like "Blues For Dexter" and "Bop To Bach". The Smooth disc has a really nice, crisp late 70s/early 80s kind of r&b/jazz groove, with Bobby's electric keyboards and his piano out front of David Dyson on bass, Jay Williams on Drums, Jackiem Joyner on alto sax and others. Tracks include "Tippin'", "Step In The Name Of Love", "La Clave", "Passion By The Sea" and more. Two new albums in one set for a great price! CD
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TimeTime ... CD
Warner, 1981. Used ... $3.99
One of the two 80s masterpieces by this amazing Minneapolis group, before Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis left to change the face of commercial R&B! This first album and it's follow-up remain as a couple of the more enduring moments of slick, stylish American pop soul, and represent just a huge part of what we still love about the 80s! Titles include "Get It Up", "Girl", After Hi School", "The Stick", "Oh Baby" and the 10 minute jam "Cool", one of our fave cuts of the early 80s. "I'm cooler than Santa Claus, baby. . ." CD

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✨✧ VariousBest Of King Gospel ... CD
King/Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful selection of work from gospel's "golden age" – the formative late 40s and early 50s years, when the music was first making it onto records in ways that it previously hadn't. At the time, the King label was home to some of the freshest blues and R&B artists of the time, and their position in the market made them a perfect choice to record these gospel artists, especially the small vocal groups – who were styled in a similar fashion to the label's doo wop groups of the time. And in a way, the feel here is almost like doo wop – with mostly male groups, singing in a hard and raw style with a real focus on harmonies. Titles include "Toll The Bell" and "Live So God Can Use You" by Swan Silvertone Singers, "Who Is Your Friend" and "Where Shall I Go" by The Trumpeteers, "Jesus Is All The World To Me" and "Too Close To Heaven" by Cumberland River Singers, "It's A Highway To Heaven" and "Seek & Ye Shall Find" by The Nightingales, "The Atomic Telephone" and "Workin Till The Day Is Done" by The Spirit Of Memphis Quartet, and "In That Great Reunion" and "Going Back To Jesus" by The Four Internes. CD

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5 RoyalesFive Royales Sing For You ... CD
King, 1950s. Used ... $7.99
A great set from one of our favorite R&B vocal groups of the 50s – a seminal combo featuring the amazing voice of Lowman Pauling – a singer that James Brown often claimed as a big influence! The Royales worked in a style that was a bit more focused than some of their contemporaries – often using the voices in a very rhythmic way that really set the stage for the vocal group sound of the 60s. The tracks have a rootsy hard edge, with a soulful rawness that sets them apart from some of the more typical tracks you might know from the period. 16 numbers in all, including "Your Only Love", "The Real Thing", "Don't Let It Be In Vain", "Double Or Nothing", "I Need Your Lovin' Baby", 'The Feelin Is Real", "My Wants For Love", "The Slummer The Slum", "Do Unto You", "Monkey Hips & Rice", "When I Get Like This", and "I Ain't Gettin' Caught" CD
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VariousVee Jay Rhythm & Blues – The Soul Era Part 1 ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $14.99
The Chicago-based Vee Jay label was a pivotal force in the transformation from R&B into soul – as you'll hear on this essential set of 20 tracks pulled from the label's key years in the business. The selection's a strong one – and features a few tunes that you might have on other records, but plenty more that are rare singles of the type that collectors pay dearly for. Plus, it's one of the first times in years anyone's taken a dip like this into the Vee Jay catalog – which makes us mighty happy! Titles include "The Home Fires Are Brighter" by Kip Anderson, "Will You Ever Be Mine" by Donnie Elbert, "Have Faith" by Gene Allison, "You Got What It Takes" by Bobby Parker, "It's You I Love" by Dillard Croom, "Pigtails & Bluejeans" by Leonard Carbo, "Do The Chicken" by Billy The Kid Emerson, "Here I Stand" by Wade Flemons, "Hatti Malatti" by Lee Diamond, "Wake Up" by The Upsetters, and "Rockin Good Way" by Priscilla Bowman & The Spaniels. CD

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✨✧ King CurtisSoul Twist ... CD
Enjoy/P-Vine (Japan), Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Raw early work from King Curtis – an album of searing sax instrumentals, recorded for the smaller Enjoy label in the years before King's more famous association with Atlantic! The sound here is equal parts R&B and instrumental soul – hardly the throwaway pop you might guess from the "twist" in the title, and instead a key transitional album in shaping the sound of the sax in soul during the 60s – blown to perfection, but never as over the top as some of the honkers and shouters of 50s sax sessions. Tracks are a good mix of King-penned originals and soulful covers – with highlights that include "Soul Twist", "I Know", "Sack O Woe Twist", "Wobble Twist", "Twisting With the King", and "Big Dipper". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousVee Jay Rhythm & Blues – The Early Years Part 2 ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sparkling mix of R&B and vocal group numbers from the legendary Vee Jay Records – the home to some of Chicago's greatest talents of the 50s! The set features a number of big hits, but (even better) also includes some tasty rare numbers by some of the label's lesser-known (but excellent) acts. Titles include "Kiss Me" by The El Cincos, "The Pleasure Is All Mine" by Billy The Kid Emerson, "Miss You My Dear" by The Capers, "When I Call On You" by The Kool Gents, "Don't Leave Me" by The Magnificents, "I'm Pleading Just For You" by Larry Birdsong, "My Only Love" by The Spaniels, "Come On Home" by The Lyrics, "Second Hand Love" by Pee Wee Crayton, and "A Spare Man" by Priscilla Bowman. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousVee Jay Rhythm & Blues – The Early Years Part 1 ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Stunning work from one of the greatest R&B labels of the 50s! Black-owned Chicago-based Vee Jay Records produced some of the most groundbreaking singles of its time – and the label managed not only to have a continually high rate of quality on its roster, but also to crack the charts with some of its bigger acts. This first set in Collectables' dip into the Vee Jay vaults features a strong batch of vocal group numbers and R&B instrumentals – and includes "This Is The Night" by The Kool Gents, "Whisper To Me" by The Rhythm Aces, "Baby It's You" by The Spaniels, "Why Did She Go" by The Magnificents, "I Just Can't Help Myself" by The Kool Gents, "Rhythm Punch" by Julian Dash, "Up On The Mountain" by The Magnificents, "Why Don't You" by The Tommy Dean Orchestra, "Oh What A Night" by The Dells, "You Painted Pictures" by The Spaniels, and "Big Jay's Hop" by Big Jay McNeely. 20 tracks in all! CD
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VariousDig These Blues – The Legendary Dig Masters ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 50s. Used ... $8.99
A wealth of rare work from the west coast scene of the 50s – all material recorded under the mighty large umbrella of bandleader Johnny Otis – who was one of the gretest forces for discovering new talent at the time! Yet despite the presence of Otis as a guiding force, much of this material is in more of a blues-based mode than Johnny's own recordings – handled here still with the production sharpness of more R&B material on the Dig label, but presented in styles that often have more ties to Texas. The whole set's rich in musical discovery – and titles include "Come On Home" by Jimmy Nolen, "Talkin Bout Me" by Moose John, "Springtime Blues" by TW Sams, "Country Home" by Sailor Boy, "Old Folks Boogie" by Al Simmons with Slim Green, "I've Got An Expensive Woman" by Hozay, "Moore Boogie" by Abe Moore, "Full Grown Woman" by Larry Waters, "They Say You Never Can Miss" by Sugarcane Harris, and "My Woman Done Quit Me" by Slim Green. CD

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✨✧ VariousJumpin' Like Mad – Cool Cats & Hip Chicks ... CD
Capitol, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A great collection – filled with postwar jump blues and R&B – mostly from the Aladdin, Capitol, and Imperial labels! CD
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✨✧ Phil Alvin with Sun Ra & Dirty Dozen Brass BandUnSung Stories ... CD
Warner/Big Beat (UK), 1986. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the strongest solo project ever from Phil Alvin – a late 80s effort dedicated to the romping R&B sounds of the 50s – done with great help from both the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and the Sun Ra Arkestra! A number of cuts are from the glory days of the R&B single – and the approach moves between tracks with Alvin's combo, one with the Dirty Dozen, and three especially nice tracks with the Arkestra! Given the way that Sun Ra's 80s material was often dipping back into earlier generations of jazz, the group make for a very strong fit with Phil's approach – on titles that include "Someone Stole Gabriel's Horn", "Titanic Blues", "Collins Cave", "Death In The Morning", "Next Week Sometime", and "The Old Man Of The Mountain". CD

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JestersCadillac Men – The Sun Masters ... CD
Sun/Big Beat (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Raw and blistering garage rock from The Jesters – who released a few singles on Sun in the mid 60s full of ferociously rugged, Memphis blues and r&b tinged rock sounds! Cadillac Men features tunes that hold up incredibly well with the best garage rock of the era – featuring several nuggets released as singles, but nearly half of this stuff has never been properly issued at all! The vocals, bass and drums are raw and rumbling while the guitars occasional break out into surprisingly dexterous lead by Teddy Paige. We listened to half of the CD and enjoyed every second of it before a perusal of the notes informed us that Sam Phillips' son Jerry was in the group – so if nepotism got them in the studio, it certainly has no bearing on our true enjoyment of the fruits of it! 18 tracks, including a few by the later affilliate combo The Escapades, with titles including "The Big Hurt", "Stompity Stomp", "Cadillac Man", "Heartbreak Hotel", "My Babe", "Night Train From Chicago", "Strange As It Seems" and more., CD

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Alexander O' NealLove Makes No Sense (2CD version with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1993. Used 2CD ... $8.99
That great Alexander O'Neal voice – soaring out wonderfully on this early 90s set for Tabu! The album's got O'Neal branching out a bit, yet still never losing his groove – trying out some of the better rhythms of the new R&B scene – with help from arrangers who include Lance Alexander, Zac Harmon, Christopher Troy, David Campbell, and Prof T – in a blend that's got some new jack bounce at some points, and some great warmer, jazzier backings at others! The care and class of the set show that Alexander is still one of the male soul role models for his generation – on cuts that include "All That Matters To Me", "Aphrodisia", "In The Middle", "Love Makes Sense", "Change Of Heart", "Home Is Where The Heart Is", and "If U Let It". 2CD pressing features a book-style cover, new liner notes, and 14 more bonus tracks – including "All That Matters To Me (Dan's 12" club mix)", "All That Matters To Me (serious rope mix)", "Aphrodisia (Morrie Palma mix)", "In The Middle (rapless mix)", "Love Makes No Sense (Brothers In Rhythm dub)", "Come Correct", and "If You Were Here Tonight (live)". CD

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✨✧ Johnny Guitar WatsonBow Wow ... CD
Wilma, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the last full recordings from Johnny Guitar Watson – and a surprisingly great little set that still stands strongly with some of his last funky records from the early 80s! The vibe is slightly contemporary – with some touches of 90s R&B in the production – but Watson's vocals still have that wonderful sense of charm that glides along with his sweet guitar lines – in ways that are plenty great, even amidst the changed-up rhythms. Titles include "Bob Wow", "Johnny G Is Back", "My Funk", "Time Change", "Hook Me Up", and "I Don't Think So". CD
(Out of print.)

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Shuggie OtisInspiration Information/Wings Of Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic, 1974/2013. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
A treasure trove of rare funk – a massive package that not only includes the legendary Inspiration Information album by Shuggie Otis, but which also adds in four bonus tracks to that classic – plus a full other album of unreleased vintage work! Shuggie Otis is the son of Johnny Otis – the LA R&B maestro who was moving heavily into funk at the end of the 60s – and he has this tripped out, super-dope guitar style that he played to strong effect on Johnny's albums of the late 60s and early 70s, and on his first two solo albums, which were kind of bluesy in tone. But for Inspiration Information, he shocked the world by moving into a stripped-down mode that pairs his guitar with spare drum machine rhythms, flanged-out deeply soulful vocals, and one of the most laidback conceptions of funk you'll ever hear. The album's a landmark – one of those gems that's unlike anything else you can think of, but which will redefine your concept of what you want in a record for years to come. Every track's a winner – and the whole thing's a perfectly unified batch of tunes that includes instant classics like "Inspiration Information", "Island Letter", "Aht Uh Mi Hed", "XL 30", and "Rainy Day" – plus unreleased bonus tracks "Miss Pretty", "Magic", "Things We Like To Do", and "Castle Top Jam". Then – as if that's not enough – the set features incredible rare material from Shuggie – 14 more tracks as the Wings Of Love album, mostly recorded in the late 70s post-Inspiration years, plus a few tracks from later vintage too! The sound is great – the kind of extra bits we've been wanting to hear from Otis for many many years – finally unleashed from the vaults, and showing a style that really echoes the groove that others had copied from him – like The Brothers Johnson and some later contemporaries. There's plenty of great lost nuggets on Wings – and titles include "Trying To Get Close To You", "Give Me Something Good", "Wings Of Love", "Give Me A Chance", "Fireball Of Love", "Fawn", "If You'd Be Mine", "Black Belt Sheriff", and "Destination You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Charles EarlandComing To You Live ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1980. Used ... $9.99
One of Charles Earland's sweet albums from his years at Columbia Records – done in a mode that's much more R&B than his earliest work, but in a style that's still A-OK with us! The groove here is greatly helped out by arrangements from Tom Washington, Weldon Irvine, and Marcus Miller – all great talents for mixing soul into Earland's jazzier keyboards – yet in a way that still keeps all of the best elements intact! Many of the tracks feature vocals, but in a gently soulful way that glides in nicely alongside the keys – and speaking of keys, Charles plays Fender Rhodes and Arp here in addition to his usual organ. Titles include "Coming To You Live", "Spend The Night With Me", "Take Me To Heaven", "Cornbread", "Good Question", "Zee Funkin Space", and "I Will Never Tell". CD

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TwennynineTwennynine With Lenny White ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1980. Used ... $8.99
One of the best ever records from Twennynine – produced and arranged by Lenny White & Larry Dunn – jazzy modern soul at it's dawn of the decade finest! Twennynine With Lenny White is way at the front of the pack of a lot of the 80s groove elements to follow in its wake – with popping basslines, heavy bass pedals, compressed guitar riffs and a really insistent overall groove! The record's got a pretty straight R&B feel, but thanks to White's nice production, there's a lot of good fusion elements in the mix – which raises the album a step above, and makes it groove nicely. The group features keyboards by Skip Anderson, doing a great job stepping in for Don Blackman, with lead vocals by Tanya Willoughby, synths by Larry Dunn, percussion by Paulinho De Costa, guitar by Eddie Martinez, bass by Barry Johnson and others. Titles include "My Melody", "Kid Stuff", "Fancy Dancer", "Slip Away", "We Had To Break Away", and "Love & Be Loved". CD

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GuyGuy ... CD
MCA/Uptown, 1988. Used ... $2.99
A stone cold classic from Teddy Riley! Forget what you might think about the cliches of New Jack Swing, because this record is a landmark of modern soul, one of the freshest R&B albums from the 80s, and it still sounds great today. After starting things out with Wrecks N Effect, Riley moved over to Guy – who really made his hip-hop heavy New Jack sound work great, because they had much better vocal chops than earlier groups, and they could fuse a tight harmony to the funky sound in style that not only got them loads of airplay (and record sales!), but which inspired a whole generation of American soul. This first album's their best, and it includes lots of nice smooth jammers – like "Spend The Night", "Piece of My Love", "Teddy's Jam", "Groove Me", and "Goodbye Love". CD

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Eugene ChurchVery Best Of Eugene Church ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $11.99
A massive collection of work by Eugene Church – a great vocalist from the LA scene of the 50s, and a key link between that city's R&B and early soul recordings! Church sang in a number of great vocal groups, and also recorded for a variety of labels – including King, Class, Modern, and Specialty – all of which are represented here in this wide-ranging collection of work. The CD features a total of 26 tracks in all, supported by great notes on Church's career, recordings, and his amazing voice – and as usual for an Ace collection of this nature, there's also a few previously unreleased tracks! Titles include "Pretty Girls Everywhere", I Ain't Goin For That", "Without Soul", "Jack Of All Trades", "Miami", "The Struttin Kind", "Mind Your Own Business", "Polly", "Geneva", "Light Of The Moon", "Time Has Brought About A Change", "Open Up Your Heart", "Don't Stop Lovin Me", and "I'm Your Taboo Man". CD

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En VogueBorn To Sing (2CD deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Cherry Red (UK), 1990. New Copy ... About March 25, 2019
Wonderful work from the ladies who helped redirect R&B during the 90s! Sure, En Vogue were chart toppers for many years – but they also were some of the first female singers to really use the changes in hip hop production to work out a more solid approach to soul music, and the crossover strength of early classics like "Hold On" and "Lies" are more than proof of that! This album features both of those gems – plus "Time Goes On", "Don't Go", "Luv Lines", "Part Of Me", and "Party". CD
Also available Born To Sing ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Etta JamesAt Last (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Argo/Chess, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing step forward for the young Etta James – a singer who was delivering a raw, shouting form of R&B just a few years before – but who here ascends into soul music heaven with her famous work on the album! The title cut is the stuff of legend – played and played, again and again over the years – but the whole record's wonderful, and handled with this new level of soul sophistication by arranger Riley Hampton – the great Chicago talent who'd reach similar heights in his charts for singers that include Lorez Alexandria and Walter Jackson. Hampton's dark use of strings brings out a whole new side of James' brilliance – a quality that raised Etta James up out of the R&B ghetto, and forever put her into the legions of legendary 60s soul stars! Titles include the perennial classic "At Last", plus "All I Could Do Was Cry", "Tough Mary", "Sunday Kind Of Love", "Anything To Say You're Mine", and "Trust In Me". Includes 4 bonus tracks – "My Heart Cries", "Spoonful", "It's A Crying Shame", and "If I Can't Have You". CD

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✨✧ Tony Toni ToneWho? ... CD
Universal, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first LP from Tony Toni Tone – and a landmark in crossover R&B! The set is a great one throughout – tightly produced, but with a sense of charm that seemed to be missing at the time from other groups – especially male groups who got a bit blown off course during the quiet storm years. The youthful trio bring a new sort of energy back to male group soul – a sound that's not yet as heavy on the harmonies as it would be in later years, but which still gets things nicely back to basics. Titles include the huge single "Little Walter" – a true benchmark for the Rahael Saadiq empire – plus the tracks "Baby Doll", "For The Love Of You", "Pain", "Love Struck", "Who's Lovin You", and "Not Gonna Cry For You". CD
(Out of print. CRC pressing.)
Also available Who? ... LP 3.99

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Gato BarbieriQue Pasa ... CD
Columbia, 1997. Used ... $3.99
A surprisingly nice late 90s effort from Gato Barbieri – at the time, his first new album in over a decade – and a set put together with a nicely contemporary feel with help from keyboardist Philippe Saisse! Saisse produced the set, and he really gives the record some of the warmly soulful moments of his own great music – an approach that's somewhat deeper than smooth jazz, and which makes more than enough space for Gato's well-blown saxophone solos. There's a bit of backing vocals on the set, and the approach here is definitely soul-based – but it's got a solid bottom that hearkens back to some of Gato's best R&B-inspired work of the 70s. Titles include "Mystica", "Dancing With Dolphins", "Straight Into The Sunrise", "Indonesia", "The Woman I Remember", and "Cause We've Ended As Lovers". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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OpazBack From the Raggedy Edge ... CD
Opaz (UK), 1995. Used ... $14.99
Nice bit of modern soul stuff from Ray Haden's group Opaz. Sort of like Noel McKoy or Omar in that it's got a sort of modern R&B feel to it, and with that nice twist that the newer London soul artists have in their songwriting. A very big album here in Chicago with the steppers, and a good blend of modern R&B sounds with an older sensibility. Not really acid jazz, and more like something you'd hear on an urban contemporary station, but a nice bit of underground work in that vein. Mica Paris guest vocalizes on one cut, and Ray lays down sweet soul vocals on the rest. With "When We're Makin' Love", "I Always", and "Let's Unwind". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Freddie RoachBrown Sugar (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Smoking work on Hammond from Freddie Roach – a key player in the Blue Note lineup of the 60s, and a strong link between the label's soul jazz and modern sides! The sound here is a really beautiful one – partly in the organ/tenor mode forged by Baby Face Willette and John Patton in their early recordings for Blue Note, but also stretching out in that way that started to show up in Patton's later work, and in the seminal work from the time by Larry Young. Freddie's touch on the keys is really opening up here – clearly driven by some more original ideas that help push the album past the more R&B influenced sound of some of his earlier work. Players on the set include Joe Henderson on tenor, Eddie Wright on guitar, and Clarence Johnston on drums – and title cuts include "Brown Sugar", plus "All Night Long", "Have You Ever Had The Blues", and "The Right Time". CD
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Etta JamesTell Mama – Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1968. Used ... $8.99
A really unique album from the great Etta Jones – a session recorded down in Muscle Shoals, and not in Chicago – a setting that gives James an extra sort of deep soul power! The backing is nicely different than some of the other Chess material – killer work from the legendary Fame Studios lineup that included Barry Beckett on organ, Charles Chalmers on tenor, and Roger Hawkins on drums – all coming together with the great Rick Hall at the production helm! Etta's back in hard-belting R&B-tinged territory here – a bit more sophisticated than the 50s, with a good mix of hard soul numbers and ballads, opening up in some southern territory that really suits her well. Titles include "The Same Rope", "Watch Dog", "Tell Mama", "I'd Rather Go Blind", "Just A Little Bit", and "Don't Lose Your Good Thing". CD adds a whopping 10 bonus tracks to include other material recorded by Etta for the album – issued only on singles during the 60s, or never issued until this CD. Additional tracks include "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man", "Misty", "I've Gone Too Far", "You Took It", "I Worship The Ground You Walk On", and "You Got It". CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)
Also available Tell Mama (180 gram – gold vinyl mono pressing) ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Quincy JonesBack On The Block ... CD
Quest/Warner, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the last really all-star sets from Quincy Jones – and a record that reprises the format of some of his big records of the 70s – like Mellow Madness or Body Heat – in a way that has Quincy surrounding himself with top-shelf artists of all sorts, from jazz soloists, to hip hoppers, to R&B vocalists. Kool Moe Dee & Big Daddy Kane rap on a version of "Birdland" that also has solos from Miles, Diz, and James Moody; Take 6 sing on a mellow version of Ivan Lins' "Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)", Bobby McFerrin sings goofily on "Wee B Dooinit", Siedah Garrett and Al B Sure sing on "The Secret Garden", and a whole choir joins in on "Tomorrow". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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