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Cecil Taylor/Buell NeidlingerNew York City R&B ... LP
Candid, 1961. Very Good+ ... $7.99
An early 60s session by Cecil Taylor for Candid, and a record that's one of our favorites by him from the early years! Despite the seemingly odd use of the term "R&B" in the title, the record's actually got a sound that's a bit more soulful than usual for Cecil, with surprising use of blue chords and deep rhythms that make for tunes with a different feel at points – yet a groove that's still as modern as you might expect from Taylor! Neidlinger was actually the leader on this session, which we think wasn't issued except for the Jazzman and Barnaby series that dug through the Candid vaults some years after this it was recorded – so they took advantage of Taylor's greater notoriety when they cooked up the packaging. Other sidemen include Archie Shepp, Billy Higgins, Dennis Charles, Clark Terry, Steve Lacy and Roswell Rudd. 4 numbers in all, "Things Ain't What They Used To Be", "Cell Walk For Celeste", "OP", and "Cindy's Main Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Barnaby reissue pressing.)

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VariousInstrumental Explosion – Incendiary Funk & R&B Instrumentals 1966-1973 ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 22.99
Funky funky funky – way more so than you might think from the hokey title! The set's overflowing with rare instrumentals pulled from the indie label and funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – very much in the spirit of the Super Funk compilations on BGP, but almost harder-hitting, as the groove's completely without vocals overall – and the range of material is even more obscure than some of the usual BGP/Ace bits! The combos on the set range from rocking R&B combos to early funky jazz outfits – and the recording quality on most of these tracks is nice and rough and ready – with just the right edge to send over these cuts even more! Titles include "More Soul" by Ron Buford, "Ninety Eight Cents Plus Tax" by Detroit City Limits, "Chocolate Cherry" by Joe Tex Band, "Humpin" by Frank Armstrong & The Stingers, "Stokin" by Leon Ferguson & The Groove Tones, "Thing" by Lowell Fulsom, "Sundance (part 1)" by Lorenzo Holden, "Put Your Weight On It (part 1)" by Fillmore Street Soul Rebellion, "Roly Poly Mickey Lolich" by The Fans, and "Bad On Bad" by Chet Ivey & His Fabulous Avengers. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Albert KingTruckload Of Lovin (Charly R&B pressing) ... LP
Utopia, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Arranged and produced by Bert De Coteaux – and titles include "Cadillac Assembly Line", "Truckload Of Lovin", "I'm Your Mate", "Hold Hands With One Another", "Gonna Make It Somehow", "Cold Women With Warm Hearts", and "Nobody Wants A Loser". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s UK pressing on Charly R&B.)

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VariousNew Breed R&B ... LP
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 24.98
Not the usual old school R&B – but a sweet batch of cuts from a time when the music was taking on a new style in the soul generation – as older artists and younger singers moved gritty vocals into a range of great new grooves – much of which were a real precursor to the Northern Soul scene in the UK! Years later, we'd probably call these cuts deep soul – although the grooves are more upbeat than the usual numbers of that style, and often romp around in ways that have stronger ties to funk or boogaloo soul – with mighty strong vocals that really sock a heavy punch. Tracks include "I Say I Love You" by Johnny Guitar Watson, "Oh Baby Don't You Weep" by Luther Ingram, "Man Is A Mean Thing" by Barbara Perry, "Double Locks" by Johnny Gosey, "Long Gone Baby" by BB King, "You're Supreme" by Sterling Magee, and "I'm The Man" by Albert Washington & the Kings. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGreat Hits Of R&B ... LP
King/Columbia, 1950s/1960s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A pretty nice 2 LP set that features tracks pulled from the classic catalog of the King and Federal labels – issued by Columbia during the height of the R&B revival, when they had forged a brief alliance with King. Tracks include "Fever" by Little Willie John, "Work With Me Annie" by Hank Ballard, "I'm Tore Down" by Freddie King, "Try Me" by James Brown, "Slow Walk" by Bill Doggett, "The Twist" by Hank Ballard, "Shout Bamalama" by Otis Redding, "Hide Away" by Freddie King, "Guess Who" by Ivory Joe Hunter, "Finger Poppin Time" by Hank Ballard, "Tomorrow Night" by Lonnie Johnson, "Another Woman's Man" by Joe Tex, "Dedicated To the One I Love" by the Five Royales, and "All My Love Belongs To You" by Bullmouse Jackson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear with tracklist stickers.)

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✨✧ VariousFunky Country 2 – Mo Country Funk, Garage Soul & Some Swinging R&B Oddities (with bonus download) ... LP
PTR (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
You might almost forget the "country" in the title here – as most of these tracks are so darn funky, they've got plenty to offer fans of classic soul! Sure, some of these tracks come from points down south – but many of them are also from that scene where musical boundaries were often nicely blurred or broken down – hillbilly bands that can play heavy drums and fast-riffing guitar, or soul groups that maybe borrow a bit of twang, but still deliver a groove that's more than enough to match the best energy of funk combos up north! If anything, you might describe the set as being heavy on blue-eyed funk, but in the best way possible – with tracks that include "Brand New World" by Notions, "Funky Duck" by The Marvels, "Baby Sometimes The Road Is Rough" by Charles Vickers, "Gates Of Hell" by Valverda "Baby Take Your Time" by Steve Akin, "Funky Country" by Jesters III, "Come On Back" by Pokerface, "Might As Well Give Up" by Janet Lee, and "Richest Man In The Graveyard" by Scotty Evans & Suburban Sounds. LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with bonus download too!)

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✨✧ Mieko HirotaExciting R&B Vol 2 ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1969. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A Japanese take on the sound of American soul in the 60s – recorded live in 1969, with full, soulful backings that are sharp and tight – great drums, hard horns, and a groovy feel overall that sometimes gets a bit funky! As before, Miko sings in English throughout – borrowing a bit of inflection from her American influences, but also more than holding her own here – thanks especially to the groovy combo backing her up. Titles include "Chain Of Fools", "Comin Home Baby", "Knock On Wood", "Since You've Been Gone", "Love Child", "Oh Happy Day", and "Black Is Black". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful original pressing – in a heavy gatefold cover!)

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✨✧ VariousOkeh – The R&B Years 1953 to 1962 – The Soul Of The Big City (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Outta Sight (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great look at the 50s years of the Okeh Records label – a time when the imprint had moved away from the blues, jazz, and hillbilly sounds of previous decades – but also hadn't yet hit that soul-styled sound of the 60s! During that later decade, producer Carl Davis would make Okeh a key imprint for Chicago soul – but here, in the postwar years, the company's already overflowing with great grooves – the kind of music you might find on King or Atlantic Records at the time, although often with a grittier edge as well. Titles include "Come On Home" by Louis Jones, "Black Pepper Will Make You Sneeze" by Roy Lee Johnson, "Second Class Lover" by Jean DuShon, "I Can't Look Back" by Angel Face, "Don't Lie" by Ted Taylor, "I'm Gonna Try" by Billy La Mont, "Cool Breeze" by Gerald Sims, "Plaything" by Jean DuShon, "Come On Baby" by Marie Knight, "Big Mary's" by Titus Turner, and "You Care" by Jolly Boy Shepard. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPlanet Mod – Brit Soul, R&B, & Freakbeat From The Shel Talmy Vaults (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Ace/Big Beat (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
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. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Planet Mod – Brit Soul, R&B, & Freakbeat From The Shel Talmy Vaults ... CD 12.99
 
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Roy BrownSaturday Nite ... LP
Mr R&B (Sweden), 1950s. Very Good- Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has a bit of marker on back.)

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✨✧ TamsAtlanta Soul Connection ... LP
Charly R&B (UK), 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ted TaylorKeep Walking On ... LP
Charly R&B (UK), 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: Cover has wear & staining.)

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DellsRockin On Bandstand ... LP
Charly R&B (UK), Mid 50s/Early 60s/1983. Very Good ... $3.99
A Charly compilation that focuses on their doo-wop years from 1955 to 1961. Tracks include "Jo-Jo", "Zing, Zing, Zing", "I Can't Help Myself", "Time Makes You Change", "Wedding Day", "Come On Baby", "Cherry Bee", "Baby Open Up Your Heart", and "I Wanna Go Home". Several tracks have not been previously issued. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gene McDanielsAnother Tear Falls ... LP
Charly R&B (UK), 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry McCainMidnight Beat ... LP
Charly R&B (UK), Mid/Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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✨✧ Dee ClarkDelectable Sound Of Dee Clark ... LP
Charly R&B (UK), Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
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✨✧ Willis JacksonGrease 'N' Gravy ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Great work from our favorite period in Willis Jackson's career – really hard-burning material that helped set a new standard for the organ/tenor sound in soul jazz! The combo here is one of Jackson's best – with Carl Wilson on organ and Pat Martino (billed as Azzara) on guitar, really cooking up a new sort of groove with Jackson's tenor – one that draws from his deepest R&B roots, but which makes an overall sound that's leaner and cleaner for the 60s! Apart from a hokey reading of "Stompin At The Savoy" (why did they ever put stuff like that on these records?), the album's filled with smokers like "Gra-a-avy", "Grease", and "Brother Elijah". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a small split in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Louis JordanSomebody Up There Digs Me ... LP
Wing/Mercury, 1956. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Somebody up there digs Louis Jordan – and we do too – thanks to the searing sound of these Mercury Records sides from the 50s! The approach here is a bit more rocking and R&B-influenced than Jordan's initial material – and Louis goes back to some classics, reworks their groove, and shows everyone that although he's one of the originators, he can still do it better than most! Sax lines and searing guitar parts really infuse the grooves with a lot of soul – and Jordan himself is impeccably charming and pretty darn groovy throughout! Titles include "Run Joe", "Early In The Morning", "Caldonia", "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby", "Beware Brother Beware", "I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town", and "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Rusty BryantFire Eater ... LP
Prestige, 1970. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A monster – and one of the best jazz funk albums ever on Prestige! Rusty Bryant blows his top off on this one – taking his tenor stylings out of the more staid R&B mode of earlier years, working with some younger heavy funk jazz players to craft a brilliant album of long searing tunes that's forever been one of the must-haves of the early 70s jazz funk scene! Idris Muhammad's on drums, Wilbert Longmire's on guitar, and the organ work is split between Leon Spencer and Bill Mason, both monstrously great talents, with a propensity for open-stopped hard-wailing playing! Titles include "Fire Eater", "The Hooker", "Mister S", and "Free At Last". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue, still in the shrink.)

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✨✧ VariousGhoul's Night Out Vol 1 – Killer Halloween Rockers For Your Thrilling Pleasure ... LP
Simpletone, 1960s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Groovy and ghoulish groovers from the deeper, weirder novelty scene of the 60s – post rockabilly numbers about monsters, bug eyed R&B about the the boogie man, surf pop with schlockly Transylvanian narrators and more! It's really fun stuff, much of it probably made in the wake of the "Monster Mash" craze, and likely played by stellar session musicians under pseudonyms – but whatever the origin, it's bizarro and wildly fun stuff like they just don't make in today's music rackets! Includes "The Cave" by Gary Spider Webb, "The Mechanical Man" by Bent Bolt And The Nuts, "Summertime" by The Thunderbirds, "Werewolf" by Carl Bonafede, "The Monster" by Bobby Please And The Pleasers, "Vampire's Ball" by Mann Drake, "The Thing (Part 1)" by Curtis And The Creepers and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Herbie HancockSunlight ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Very Good+ ... $11.99
An overlooked little gem in Herbie Hancock's 70s catalog – and a sweet set of funky tunes that adds an R&B edge to the Headhunters sound! Herbie's playing a heck of a lot of keys on the set – from Arp to moog to Rhodes, and everything in between – but the album never gets too crazy, and has a really nice laidback soulful approach that grooves along wonderfully on a small number of very extended tunes! Other players include Headhunters stalwarts Paul Jackson on bass, Bennie Maupin on reeds, Patrick Gleeson on electronics, and Bill Summers on drums – and Herbie does some cool singing through the keyboards in a spacey voice that's really great! Titles include "Good Question", "Sunlight", "Come Running To Me", "I Thought It Was You", and "No Means Yes". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Julie LondonBody & Soul – The Incomparable Julie London ... LP
Liberty, 1967. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Plenty of body, and even more soul – a great little groove on the record at points, in that slinky, vampy sort of mode that Julie London picked up in the 60s! The album's got Julie taking on a fair bit of R&B and bluesy numbers – still singing in her more jazz-based style, but getting a nice groove on most numbers from Kirk Stuart – balancing out some piano-led grooves with more brassy backings, all very much in the style of Peggy Lee over at Capitol in the early 60s – yet completely different too, given London's vocal approach. Titles include "Romance In The Dark", "I Got A Sweetie", "The Comeback", "Come On By", "If You Want This Love", and "Treat Me Good". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoCan You Feel It ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Sweet sounds from the days when Fania Records was one of the greatest things going on the New York scene – and some of its key artists got a chance to work for other labels! This set's one of the best examples of that moment – as Ray Barretto steps out here in some sweet soulful territory for Atlantic Records – on an album that mixes his Latin roots with warmer soul backings that have the same sort of full, rich sound of the best Atlantic R&B of the time. Ray's conga is still part of the sound – especially on the funkier cuts – but the album's also got some strong soul vocals, too – sung by Prince Phillip Mitchell on one of the album's best cuts, and by Cissy Houston and Googie Coppola on a few others. Tracks include "Sting Ray", "Can You Feel It", "What Part Of Heaven Do You Come From", "Stargazer", and "Confrontation". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tony Toni ToneHouse Of Music ... LP
Mercury, 1996. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare promo pressing of an excellent album by one of the best mainstream R&B groups of the 90s! Issued here in a plain white sleeve, on 2LPs, with the tracks "Holy Smoke & Gee Whiz", "Let Me Know", "Thinking Of You", "Top Notch", "Let's Get Down", "Lovin You", "Don't Fall In Love", and "Still A Man". Excellent harmonies, and a warm classic soul sound! LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve, with a bumped corner.)

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✨✧ Bobby BlandSpotlighting The Man ... LP
Duke, 1967. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Fantastic stuff, like all of Bobby's early Duke albums, and a breathtaking mix of soul and R&B, with some nice jazzy touches in the arrangements. Tracks include "Wouldn't You Rather Have Me", "Ask Me Nothin' About The Blues", "Gotta Get To Know You", and "You Ought To Be Ashamed". Great stuff, and Bobby's voice is wonderful! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on MCA. Label has a bit of marker. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Bobby Blue BlandTwo Steps From The Blues ... LP
Duke, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible record from Bobby Blue Bland – and quite possibly the greatest one he ever made! The set's got an amazing something special that's unlike most other material of the time – a bit blues, but a lot of soul too – still with some echoes of R&B in the jazzier charts used for the backdrop, but presented with a rock-solid style that definitely points the way towards many sounds and styles to come in the 60s. And although Bland recorded many of these tracks as separate singles, there's a way they're put together here that makes the whole thing sound completely marvelous together – a really well-conceived track list that shows that Bobby's an even greater artist in the space of a full record. The arrangements are perfect, and Bobby's rough soulful voice is blended in this amazing way with killer horn arrangements that are far more sophisticated than most stuff that ever came after this, and which never get in the way, but only back up his deep emotion. The album's a motherlode of classics by the man, with gems that include "Two Steps From The Blues", "Cry Cry Cry", "I Don't Want No Woman", "I'm Not Ashamed", "Don't Cry No More", "Lead Me On", and "I Pity The Fool". And hell, even his version of "St James Infirmary" is pretty wonderful – something we never thought we'd say about that song. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on MCA in a black & white cover.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesTell Mama (180 gram – gold vinyl mono pressing) ... LP
Cadet/4 Men With Beards, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 23.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Professor LonghairNew Orleans Piano – Blues Originals Vol 2 ... LP
Atlantic, 1949/1953. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
Essential New Orleans piano from Professor Longhair – an artist who was neither a professor, nor a man with much hair! The chrome-domed pianist had a huge influence on the sound of New Orleans R&B and soul to come – as he played in a triplet-heavy way that was rooted in blues, but provided a key link to the rhythms that would dominate Crescent City music in following decades. This album features original Atlantic sides cut in New Orleans in 1949 and 1953 – about as classic as you can get for Longhair, with tunes that include "Tipitina", "Hey Now Baby", "In The Night", "Ball To The Wall", "Who's Been Fooling You", "She Walks Right In", and "Willie Mae". LP, Vinyl record album
(Broadway label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Bo DiddleyHis Greatest Sides ... LP
Chess, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Raw, ragged, rough, and ready – killer early work by Bo Diddley, clearly in a class by itself! The Bo Diddley groove isn't blues, isn't soul, and isn't R&B – it's instead a mad blend of rhythm, scratchy guitar, and spontaneously playful vocals that few other singers could ever hope to touch. This 14 track set features some of Bo's best Chicago work from the late 50s – including "Who Do You Love", "Say Man", "Bo's Bounce", "Crackin Up", "Hey Bo Diddley", "Pretty Thing", "Bring It To Jerome", and "Diddley Daddy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing on Quality.)

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✨✧ Jimmy ReedBest Of Jimmy Reed (Vee Jay) ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic collection of Jimmy's hard rockin' R&B for Vee Jay, with a dozen great stompers from Reed: "Baby What You Want Me To Do", "Hush Hush", "Found Love", "Honest I Do", "You Got Me Dizzy", "Take Out Some Insurance", "You Don't Have To Go", "Big Boss Man", "Boogie In The Dark", "Going To New York", "Ain't That Lovin' Baby" and "The Sun Is Shining". LP, Vinyl record album
(VJ International pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousGreatest Twist Hits ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Don't be put off by the "twist" in the title – as this is a killer collection of R&B work from Atlantic Records – with some rare soul singles too! The cover claims that this album contains "the 16 best twist numbers by the world's most authentic performers" – and titles include "How Many Times" by Solomon Burke, "Rock & Roll Machine" by Tee Tucker, "Jam Up Twist" by Tommy Ridgely, "Mr Lee" by The Bobbettes, "I Want To Know" by Lloyd Sims, "Twist & Shout" by the Top Notes, "Do The Hully Gully" by King Coleman, "Bootie Green" by the Clovers, and "Jim Dandy" by LaVern Baker. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Joe TurnerJoe Turner – Rock & Roll ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really well-titled album, given that Joe Turner was a key force in the birth of rock and roll in the 50s – not to mention a strong link between jazz, soul, and R&B as well! At the time of these recordings, Turner was already a relatively old singer – at least compared to some of his Atlantic contemporaries – a vocalist with roots in Kansas City jazz of the 30s, but able to really reinvent himself with a raw, rocking sound that was completely out of sight – as hard-hitting on Atlantic as work by Wynonnie Harris over at King Records – and maybe even more important overall, given the number of folks who covered Joe's tunes. Every cut's a classic – and titles include "Flip Flop & Fly", "Honey Hush", "Crawdad Hole", "Chicken & The Hawk", "Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop", "Corrine Corrina", "Well All Right", "Boogie Woogie Country Girl", 'Shake Rattle & Roll", "Feeling Happy", and "Midnight Special". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with a deep groove.)

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✨✧ Wilson PickettGreat Wilson Pickett Hits ... LP
Wand, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $3.99
An excellent batch of early work by Wilson Pickett – recorded before his Atlantic years, and with a great sound that's even rawer than his more famous later work. The tracks are a mixture of hard southern soul, R&B riffing, and shouting 60s groovers – and while there's perhaps less of a unified sound to the work, Wilson's still as wicked as ever, and the album's an essential peek at this early part of his career. Titles include "Peace Breaker", "If You Need Me", "I'm Gonna Love You", "Baby Don't Weep", "It's Too Late", and "Roberts Monkey Beat". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Roy BrownLaughing But Crying – Legendary Recordings 1947 to 1959 ... LP
Route 66 (Sweden), Late 40s/1950s. Very Good ... $5.99
Excellent work from the legendary Roy Brown – just the kind of straight-talking R&B that made him one of the greats! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Blue MitchellStratosonic Nuances ... LP
RCA, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album recorded for RCA during the time when they were making a number of great funky jazz sessions that had a good fusion R&B feel. Clarence McDonald plays some cool synth and clavinet, and David T. Walker lays down some nice guitar riffs. Includes a good version of "Creepin", plus Barry White's "Satin Soul", and "Bump It", which was written by Blue. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jimmy GrissomWorld Of Trouble – Lowdown Blues & Lonely Ballads ... LP
Argo, 1963. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The only album we've ever seen from Jimmy Grissom – an obscure Chicago singer from the early 60s, one with a style that's somewhat like that of Oscar Brown Jr, but which also has some deeper, bluesier touches too! Grissom's relation to Brown is clearly laid out on the title track – a version of Brown's "World Of Trouble" – but the rest of the album has him working in a style that's got a great mix of jazz and R&B, one that features Jimmy sliding around the notes in a really gutbuckety way – creating a nice late nite sort of feel as he works with small combo backing that includes John Young on piano, Jay Peters on tenor sax, and George Eskridge on guitar. Titles include "The Cheater", "I'll Miss You", "Mood Indigo", "I Don't Want You To Love Me", and "I Believe I'll Make A Change". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has ring & edge wear, taped seams, and extensive notes in pen on back.)

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✨✧ Gladys Knight & The PipsEverybody Needs Love ... LP
SOUL, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great resurgence in the career of Gladys Knight – her debut for Motown Records, and the beginning of a new wave of sophistication and soul in her sound! The style here is much more polished than the R&B-tinged feel of her earlier recordings – a warmly growing sound that really set a new level for countless other soul acts in the 70s – especially in the way that her lead vocals are given full support by The Pips. Production is by Norman Whitfield, Johnny Bristol, and Harvey Fuqua – who all give Gladys a wonderfully full set of backings – and titles include her original recording of "Heard It Through The Grapevine", plus "Everybody Needs Love", "Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone", "Take Me In Your Arms and Love Me", and "Do You Love Me Just A Little Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Esther PhillipsEsther ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Given her start as a rough-hewn child junkie R&B singer, it's hard to believe that Esther's the one singing these beautiful ballads and soul tracks! The album's fantastic, though – and it shows Esther maturing into one of the more fantastic vocalists of her generation. Oliver Nelson, Ray Ellis, and Jimmy Wisner handle the arrangements – and they all have a very nice blend of fragile orchestrations that are just right for Esther's raw pain-filled voice. Titles include "Taste Of Honey", "Crazy He Calls Me", "He Touched Me", "Just Say Goodbye", and "As Tears Go By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has seam splitting, some pen, and surface wear.)

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✨✧ Esther PhillipsAnd I Love Him (pink cover) ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic Atlantic LP that turned Esther from a rough-hewn, junkie, juvenile R&B singer into a sensitive interpreter of ballads, standards, and pop tracks. Her version of the Beatles title track is amazing, and she sings it with a fragility and sensitivity that Lennon and McCartney could only dream of. There's loads of other great cuts on here too – like "If You Love Me, Really Love Me", "Too Soon To Know", and "Make Believe Dreams" – and the arrangements are by Ray Ellis and Mort Garson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Charles EarlandThird Degree Burn ... LP
Milestone, 1989. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Urbie GreenFox ... LP
CTI, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
Smooth and silky jazz funk from trombonist Urbie Green – a record that's much more in a mainstream R&B fusion mode than his earlier work – yet also arranged by David Matthews in a soulful style that still keeps things pretty real on the best cuts! The group's a good one for the mellow groove of the material – and includes Mike Mainieri on keyboards, Eric Gale on guitar, Jeremy Steig on flute, and Toots Thielemans laying down a bit of harmonica – all kicking back in classic 70s CTI styles. Titles include the nice modal groover "Mertensia", plus "Manteca", "Foxglove Suite", "Another Star", and "Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe HoustonWild Man Of The Tenor Sax ... LP
Crown, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic 50s tenor work from the mighty Joe Houston – west coast tenor star galore, and one of the strongest players to cross the line between jazz and R&B! The album features Joe blowing in a relatively uncomplicated mode overall – hitting some nice upbeat groovers, but also chilling out on a few more late nite tracks. Titles include "Hands Down", "Joggin Around", "Time For The Blues", "Got The Blues After Hours", "Joe's Lament", "Turn Around", and "Stompin With Joy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label pressing. Cover has split seams held with wide masking tape and overlapping clear tape, with some notes in pen and marker on back.)

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MorphineYes (plus bonus LP –180 gram vinyl pressing) ... LP
Ryko/Run Out Groove, 1995. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $33.99 36.98
A seedy, noirish, vintage R&B-fueled 90s alt rock classic from Morphine – their third straight great album in a hell of a strong run! If they hit their peak on Good, they're still riding it out here for sure – yes, indeed – maybe even hitting thier highest point. They always had way pairing primitivist R&B influences compelling songcraft, but there's a confidence level here that's above and beyond, and Sandman was bringing some surprisingly tender melodies into into the grimey rhythms and bleating sax and sly humor at this point. Includes "Honey White", "Scratch", "Radar", "Yes", "Super Sex", "Gone For Good", "Free Love" and more. This epic Run Out Groove version includes a bonus LP of bonus tracks and alternate material – with rare alternate tracks from the Japanese release, single sides and live tracks! 22 tracks on 2LPs. LP, Vinyl record album
(Run Out Grooves Cornerstones pressing – on high quality double 180 gram vinyl – in a tip-on sleeve. Limited to 3500 copies.)

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✨✧ Chuck WillisI Remember Chuck Willis ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic album of Atlantic R&B – issued soon after the tragic early death of the great Chuck Willis! The record includes a chilling photo of Willis' gravestone on the cover – and includes a wonderful sampling of his excellent material for Atlantic, stuff that can often get overlooked in histories of 50s R&B. The set brings together most of the best material from that time, inlcuding hits like "C. C. Rider" and "Hang Up My Rock & Roll Shoes" – plus lesser-known material (which we like better), like "Keep A Drivin", "My Baby", "Love Of Loves", "Stop & Think", and "Betty & Dupree." Also includes the stellar "What Am I Living For", which we could hear a hundred times in a row! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has clear tape on the seams and spine.)

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Jack McDuff & Gene AmmonsBrother Jack Meets The Boss ... LP
Prestige, 1962. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A classic early set from Jack McDuff – and a record that's very much in his own hands, despite the presence of Gene Ammons as a co-leader! The group's more of a McDuff one than an Ammons ensemble – and features the great Joe Dukes on drums, Eddie Diehl on guitar, and Harold Vick on tenor, who plays alongside Ammons' guest appearance on 5 of the album's 6 tracks. The tunes are in that Steppin Out mode – a cross between Jack's gutbuckety R&B work of the early Prestige years, and some of his cleaner grooves of the mid 60s – and titles include "Mellow Gravy", "Watch Out", "Strollin", "Buzzin Round", and "Mr Clean". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with deep groove, Van Gelder stamp, and AB etch. Cover has some wear and aging, a small tear in the opening, and a bit of red pen on back.)

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LaVern BakerPrecious Memories – LaVern Baker Sings Gospel ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good ... $24.99
Atlantic's great early soul singer delivers some fairly traditional tunes in her own gutsy R&B style. Precious Memories features LaVern singing 12 gospel tunes like "Didn't It Rain", "Too Close", "Without A God", "Touch Me, Lord Jesus", and "Journey To The Sky". LaVern's fine, but the real treat is the backing by Alex Bradford and his singers, one of the most soulful gospel groups of the late 50s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Wild Bill DavisWild Bill Davis On The Loose (10 inch LP) ... LP
Epic, Early 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Wonderfully wild work from Bill Davis on the Hammond – proof that others were really letting loose on the instrument before Jimmy Smith came onto the scene! The tracks here are much more rough-edged and open that some of Bill's later work – almost with an R&B undercurrent at times, although still jazz overall – all played by a trio with a great, uncredited guitarist. Titles include "Caravan", "East Of The Sun", "Syncopated Clock", and "Nice Work If You Can Get It". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Huey Piano SmithHavin A Good Time ... LP
Ace, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic album of raw New Orleans soul from one of the all-time greats! Huey was a key figure who bridged the gap between the rolling sound of 50s Crescent City R&B, and later funky grooves from the 60s. This album's filled with 12 original tracks by Huey – recorded by Ace Records in Jackson, Mississippi – and titles include "Rockin Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu", "Little Chickee Wah Wah", "Havin A Good Time", "Everybody's Whalin", "We Like Birdland", and "High Blood Pressure". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover has split seams and spine.)

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PrinceControversy ... LP
Warner, 1981. Very Good ... $14.99
Classic Prince – an album that signaled an end to the first part of Prince's storied career, leaning heavily on his fascination with new wave, mixed with the r&b grooves and 70s funk of his earliest LPs. Prince is definitely in a transitional mode here, the easy politics of the punk era – "Ronnie Talk To Russia", "Controversy" – are less controversial than Prince's frank sexuality on the record – best heard on tracks like "Jack U Off", "Do Me, Baby", and "Sexuality" – but the unbeatable pop groove of the title cut definitely points the way to Prince's big chart success to come. LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the poster.)

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✨✧ Crazy World Of Arthur BrownCrazy World Of Arthur Brown ... LP
Track, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wild, far reaching psychedelic rock kaleidoscope from Arthur Brown and his Crazy World! The sounds range from wailing organs and heavy drum backed bigness, to more of a tightly grooving r&b garage influenced trip as the core backdrop – with vocals ranging from falsetto freakouts to rambling speak singing craziness and bursts of brass. Nothing's predictable from one passage to the next, but the group sets a heady groove before it all gets freaky, and they find it again before insanity sets in. Titles include "Prelude-Nightmare", "Fire", "Come & Buy", "Spontaneous Apple Creation", "Child Of My Kingdom", "I Put A Spell On You" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Track pressing.)

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Roy BrownHard Luck Blues ... LP
King, Late 40s/Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Fantastic R&B work from the great Roy Brown – one of the most hard-hitting vocalists in the early years of King Records! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Sonny Boy WilliamsonReal Folk Blues ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good ... $49.99
Not as folksy as you might think from the title – thanks to a really powerful presentation by Sonny Boy Williamson! The style here has echoes of Bo Diddley or Jimmy Reed's sense of rhythm – a more upbeat and electrified Chicago approach than Chess was serving up a decade before – obviously influenced by the strength of R&B, but also still presented with a sound that's stripped-down and raw enough to be called blues. Players on the sessions include Matt Murphy and Luther Tucker on guitars, Willie Dixon on bass, Otis Spann on piano, and Lafayette Leake on organ – and titles include "One Way Out", "Too Young To Die", "Trust My Baby", "Peach Tree", "Down Child", "Bring It On Home", "Too Old To Think", and "Got To Move". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s pressing – with blue shaded label. Cover has light wear.)

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Jimmy McGriffBlues For Mister Jimmy ... LP
Sue, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $2.99
Classic hard-wailing organ from Jimmy, pressed up nice and loud on this original Sue album. Most of the cuts are short, with the deep R&B groove that made his best Sue records really work. Titles include "Sho Nuff", "Turn Blue", "Bump De Bump", "Cash Box", "The Dog", and "Discotheque USA". Lots of groovers! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has delamination along the opening, with some tears and peeling on front, and a large peeled patch on back.)

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VariousThis Is How It All Began – The Specialty Story Vol 1 ... LP
Specialty, Late 50s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
A great collection of 50s singles from Specialty Records – material that goes way past its early rock hits, to include jump blues, R&B, and gospel tracks too! Features work by Alex Bradford, Frankie Lee Sims, Mercy Dee, John Lee Hooker, Roy Milton, Percy Mayfield, The Four Flames, Jimmy Liggins, Camille Howard, Swan Silvertones, and Joe Liggins! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & gold label pressing.)

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✨✧ Brian AugerGenesis ... LP
Polydor, Late 60s/1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
US collection of work by Brian Auger from the late 60s – released on Polygram, most likely to cash in on the fame he was having with the Oblivion Express group. Not that that fame was that great, though – and frankly, we always like this stuff a lot better, as Brian's funky organ is leaner and meaner, and the R&B influences are a lot closer to the core. The record features some groovy remakes – like a wonderfully baroque-yet-funky version of "A Day In The Life", a moody version of Wes Montgomery's "Bumpin On Sunset", and a crazy 7 minute version of Donovan's "Season Of The Witch" that turns the track into a slow grooving dancefloor number! LP, Vinyl record album

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DriftersSave The Last Dance For Me ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good ... $19.99
Sublime mid-period work from The Drifters – a record cut when the group was working with the team of Lieber & Stoller, who revamped their sound into a sweetly soulful groove that really set the scene for the New York uptown sound of the 60s! The tracks here often have a lilting little rhythm at the bottom – just enough to get thing stepping along in a mode that's sweeter, and arguably more sophisticated than the group's earlier R&B work. And the overall sound is so great, we hardly miss Clyde McPhatter or Ben E King – because the rest of the group has a nicely unified sound. Tracks include "Nobody But Me", "Room Full Of Tears", "No Sweet Lovin", "Jackpot", "Sweets For My Sweet", and more! Also includes the great early Bacharach track "Mexican Divorce"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing.)

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Flamingo Group feat Marie Rottrova & Peter NemecThis Is Our Soul ... LP
Supraphon (Czech Republic), 1971. Near Mint- ... $18.99
A killer from the Czech scene of the early 70s – but a set that clearly draws its inspiration from the sound of mid-60s London – especially artists who mix jazz and soul, like Georgie Fame or Zoot Money! The core combo is totally great – with a very R&B-drenched vibe – and they work here with guest vocals from singers Marie Rottrova and Petr Nemec, who take turns singing the tunes. But maybe the best moments are the longer Hammond instruments – "Quasimodo's Dream" and "Sunny" – which both feature searing solos from Vladimir Figar, who's a hell of a player on the organ, with some mighty nice ideas! Other titles include "Big Chain", "Nothing's Too Good For My Baby", "Purple Angels", "Chain Of Fools", "Hey Lonely Girl", and "Ain't No Way". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dave Baby CortezDave Baby Cortez & His Happy Organ ... LP
Clock, 1960s. Very Good ... $3.99
Stomping organ instrumentals from Dave Baby Cortez – a great little batch of work for the Clock label at the end of the 50s and start of the 60s, all of which helped to really find a place for the organ in American pop and soul! Cortez brought a style to the instrument that was as wild as some of the guitarists and saxophonists of his time – a mode that wasn't really jazz, was a bit R&B, and which helped give the organ a much leaner sound than some of its "skating rink" uses in pop during the decade before. Dave's clean style is a great fit for the jaunty, leaping rhythms of these tunes – with a dozen numbers in all, and titles that include "Piano Shuffle", "The Happy Organ", "Catnip", "Mardi Gras", "The Whistling Organ", "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie", "Red Sails In The Sunset", and "Hurricane". LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small rip on the opening.)

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✨✧ Roy Head & The TraitsTreat Me Right ... LP
Scepter, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hard hard rocker from Roy Head and his Traits – jamming in that burning blend of Texas roots and country soul that always made Roy so great! The sound here is a bit more rock-oriented than some of Roy's other albums – almost rockabilly at times – but it's also clear that he's getting lots of influence from soul and R&B, especially in his choice of tracks. Titles include vocal and instrumental versions of Jimmy McCracklin's "Get Back", plus "Convicted", "Night Train", "My Babe", "Just A Little Bit", and "Money". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Lucky MillinderLet It Roll Again ... LP
Jukebox Lil (Sweden), 1940s/Early 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
Great work from Lucky Millinder – one of the few swing-era artists who made a strong transition to R&B, heard here on a huge batch of classic singles for the King label! At some level, there's a jazz-based sound here that stretches back to the Kansas City groove of the 30s – but at another, there's a leaner, tighter, more hard-swinging style overall – especially on the numbers that feature vocals, sung by Annisteen Allen, Wynonie Harris, Big John Greer, Melvin Moore, and many others. The instrumentalists are great too – and include Joe Wilder, Henry Glover, Sam Taylor, Seldon Powell,a nd others – all of whom really pack a lot of punch into the sound of Lucky's band! Titles include "How Big Can You Get Little Man", "My Little Baby", "Let It Roll Again", "Hey Huss", "Teardrops From My Eyes", "Fightin Doug MacArthur", and "Mr Trumpet Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Louis Jordan & His Timpany FiveJivin With Jordan ... LP
Charly (UK), 1940s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent collection of some of Louis Jordan's best work – his seminal 40s sides for Decca, recorded with his hard-swinging Timpany Five combo! The tracks are short and swinging, a key precursor to R&B and later soul – delivered with an undeniable groove and plenty of good nature from Louis, not to mention a few great jokes as well! Titles include "At The Swing Cats Ball", "You're My Meat", "That Chick's Too Young To Fry", "No Sale", "Early In The Morning", "Daddy O", "Onions", "Psycho Loco", "Lemonade", "All For The Love Of Lil", "Buzz Me", and "How Long Must I Wait For You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Clarence CarterDr CC ... LP
Ichiban, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although this one's the bane to Clarence's earlier reputation, it's also the album that has him earning waaaaay more money than most of his late 60s southern soul contemporaries! The record snuck onto the market in 1986, one of the many so-so releases of bluesy southern soul on the Ichiban label from Atlanta. The spirit of the record is still in that of Clarence's earlier work, although the execution's got a really tinny quality. However, that didn't stop the song "Strokin" from becoming a huge underground hit – almost in the mode of early 50s R&B, in which the track's off-color sexuality was popularized by word-of-mouth, and spread from underground soul and blues audiences to frat boys, party crowds, and Saturday night beer drinkers, who seemed to play the track endlessly on jukeboxes throughout the 90s. We've got no real documentation, but we'd guess that Clarence probably made at least a million off the cut over the past 15 years – and more power to him for that, too! Other titles include "Let's Funk", "Dr CC", "I Stayed Away Too Long", and "If You Let Me Take You Home". LP, Vinyl record album

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LL Cool JMama Said Knock You Out ... LP
Def Jam, 1990. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A huge moment for LL Cool J – and a set that has him balanced nicely between the sharp rhymes of his roots and the rising stardom of his role in the larger world of R&B as well! Marley Marl produced, and the whole thing's still got a nice edge – even though some of these tunes entered the mainstream and got LL quite a bit of play in areas he'd never reached before. Hits include "Around The Way Girl", "Mama Said Knock You Out", "To Da Break Of Dawn", "Jinglin Baby", and "6 Minutes Of Pleasure – and other cuts include "Milky Cereal", "Eat Em Up L Chill", "Mr Good Bar", "The Boomin System", "Cheesy Rat Blues", and "Farmers Blvd". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue in the lenticular cover, with an unglued bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesAt Last (Original Chess Masters pressing) ... LP
Chess/MCA, 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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James BrownJames Brown Sings Out Of Sight ... LP
Smash, 1964. Very Good Gatefold ... $8.99
One of the stranger James Brown albums from the 60s! The record is one of the only vocal albums he cut for the Smash label – and it was issued during a time when James was strangely contracted to two labels – King and Smash. His dual contract situation was that he couldn't record any new original vocal material for Smash – apart from the title track "Out Of Sight", which had already been snuck on the market, and which is a sinister funky track built along the same lines as "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" (not on this album.) Apart from that track, the rest of the material on the record is more traditional R&B and pop stuff – sung by James in a strong soul style. Titles include "Somethin Else", "Nature Boy", "Maybe The Last Time", "I Wanna Be Around", "I Got You", and "Good Rockin Tonight". The liner notes are great, too – with some pretty interesting information on Brown's career, and African-American politics. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some staining, and light wear.)

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✨✧ Willis JacksonPlease Mr Jackson ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Smoking tenor work from the legendary Willis Jackson – and a key record in Jackson's transition from 50s R&B to 60s soul jazz! Willis gets some great help on the session from Jack McDuff on organ and Wild Bill Jennings on guitar – both of whom craft some rootsy grooves that further enforce the strength of Jackson's tenor lead, and which also allow for a bit more improvisation alongside the tight grooves of the set. McDuff's got his organ in that full-on early mode – lots of vibrato to fill up the space – and Jennings' guitar comes across with that wonderfully raspy tone that was a good precursor to the work of George Freeman. Titles include "Cool Grits", "Dinky's Mood", "Please Mr. Jackson", and "633 Knock". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label pressing with deep groove – record and cover are great!)

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✨✧ Mavis RiversSwing Along With Mavis ... LP
Reprise, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked early 60s gem from singer Mavis Rivers – recorded for the young Reprise label, and with a nice little bounce that really works well with her vocals! Mavis definitely sings jazz, but often has an undercurrent of R&B – particularly in her range, which is often pushing at the fringes, and really looking to open up – something it does in all the best moments, thanks to swinging arrangements from Van Alexander, who brings the right sort of vibe to the set! The tunes are well-chosen – some pretty fresh numbers that get past overdone standards, and which really suit the personality of Rivers' style. Titles include "Love You Madly", "Another Human Being Of The Opposite Sex", "Life Is So Peculiar", "On Second Thought", "This Could Be It", and "Can I Forget You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has a few bits of tape near the top, and an old mark from a sticker.)

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Aretha FranklinElectrifying Aretha Franklin ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good ... $19.99
Pretty great stuff by Aretha – despite what the pro-Atlantic Records books say! The record is one of the first she cut with John Hammond at Columbia, and although it's not in the classic soul mode of the Atlantic sessions, it's a darn nice batch of bluesy jazz tracks that would still stand the test of time well if people weren't so hung up on the propaganda that plays down the Columbia years. Backings are by Richard Wess on most tracks, and at times Aretha's voice is recorded with a nice echoey touch that gives the material almost an R&B-ish feel. Titles include "Rough Lover", "You Made Me Love You", "It's So Heartbreakin", "Nobody Like You", "I Told You So", and "Just For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye mono pressing. Cover has wear, aging, seam splitting, and marker scribbles on both sides.)

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✨✧ Roy MiltonGreat Roy Milton – Roots Of Rock ... LP
Kent, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An obscure late 60s session that has R&B genius Roy Milton fronting a small group led by Johnny Otis, and featuring a young Shuggie Otis on guitar! The set's packaged in a "roots of rock" sleeve to cash in on the kids, but it's a pretty nice little set with a stoner R&B sound. Johnny wrote a number of tracks – like "Hush", "Whiskey Drinkin Woman", and "Charleston Boogie" – and the group reprises some of Roy's standards like "So Tired", "Early In The Morning", and "RM Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(United pressing, in a slightly different cover – with clear tape on all seams & some discoloration from age.)

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Sam LazarSoul Merchant ... LP
Argo, 1962. Very Good- ... $9.99
One of the three hard to get Argo sides from St Louis organist Sam Lazar, somewhat of an obscure player best known for giving Grant Green one of his first jobs, though Green's not featured here. He's recorded here with a tight little combo running down a good set of mostly originals with a sound that veers as much towards raw instrumental R&B as slick 60s club jazz. Midwestern locals on the set include Miller Brisker on tenor, George Eskridge on guitar and Phil Thomas on drums. Titles include "Sam's Jams", "Happy Bossa Nova", "Soul Merchant", and "Smooth Coasting". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Joe TurnerBoss Of The Blues – Joe Turner Sings Kansas City Jazz ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Joe Turner returns to his roots, and lays down a fairly straight set of bluesy tunes from the old days of the Kansas City scene – done with a small jazz combo that includes work by Joe Newman, Lawrence Brown, Pete Brown, and Pete Johnson! After the raw hard R&B of Joe's bigger hit sides for Atlantic, the album's a compelling change – a reminder that Turner had roots that went much deeper than his rock and roll fame – and a depth of delivery that would keep his career strong, long after some of his 50s R&B contemporaries faded! The mix of modes – R&B and jazz – is a bit like some of the later Ray Charles albums on Atlantic – and tracks include "Low Down Dog", "Roll Em Pete", "Cherry Red", "How Long Blues", and "Morning Glories". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green label pressing.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Roy Ayers' biggest albums ever – and also one of his deepest, too! The whole thing's an incredible album of mellow jazzy soul – and it shows Roy at the crossroads, perfecting his earlier funk style with a sweet mellow R&B edge, getting a bit slicker, but still staying on the righteous path, and opening up a whole new bag in soul music. There's a wonderful electric vibe running through the record – not just from Roy's vibes, but from the Fender Rhodes and Arp work by Phillip Woo – and the amazing energy of the rest of the group too. Features the landmark title cut – "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", one of those tunes that becomes more and more of a classic each year – plus spiritual numbers like "Third Eye" , "Keep on Walking", and "The Golden Rod". Very righteous, and with a cool dope jazzy groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve. Cover has surface wear, initials in marker, and an index sticker.)
Also available Everybody Loves The Sunshine (40th anniversary yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP 22.99

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James BrownPlays James Brown Today & Yesterday ... LP
Smash, 1965. Very Good ... $6.99
Funky instrumentals – with James on organ, grooving hard in a raw 60s R&B mode! Lots of the tracks are versions of James' big 60s hits – like "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (parts 1 & 2)", "Try Me", and "Out of Sight" – but there are also some jazzier tracks, like "Song for My Father" and "Sidewinder", and a great version of the classic Billy Butler tune "Hold It", always a favorite for us! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono deep groove pressing. Cover has some wear & aging.)

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✨✧ John Mayall's Blues BreakersHard Road ... LP
Deram, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer album from one of the most legendary versions of John Mayall's Blues Breakers – a quartet that features drummer Aynsley Dunbar, bassist John McVie, and lead guitarist Peter Green – who's also singing a fair bit on the album as well! The style here is tighter and more focused than before – showing a bit more of a rockish bent, especially on the guitars – but still strongly drenched in American R&B traditions, served up in a way that never waters down the sound for a mainstream audience. While other UK artists were taking American roots and softening them up for the charts, Mayall only seemed to deepen his commitment to more authentic representation of the styles – really only taking a bit more liberties with the strength and length of guitar parts. As before, there's a bit of reed work here that's especially nice – served up by UK jazzers Ray Warleigh, John Almond, and Alan Skidmore – and titles include "A Hard Road", "It's Over", "The Stumble", "Dust My Blues", "There's Always Work", "The Same Way", "The Supernatural", and "Living Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label mono London pressing. Cover has some wear & discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Gary TaylorGT ... LP
A&M, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The early 80s debut from singer, songwriter Gary Taylor – also playing Rhodes, piano and synth on this set – filled with nicely grooving 80s soul! The songs are solid, and though he'd go on to write songs for a number of soul and R&B stars, he lets these numbers build slowly into the hooks and choruses. There's lots of bouncing keys and drum machine thump and washes of synth – and nice, funky bass lines. Includes "Down For The Count",, "Just What I Have In Mind", "On The Line", "This Time", "Looking Back", "Special" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear.)

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VariousThai Funk ZudRangMa Vol 2 (special edition) ... LP
Light In The Attic, 1970s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $49.99
Strange grooves and pulpy funk from Thailand – Volume 2 in the series – served up in a beautiful package that includes a hand-stitched bag and a download card for bonus tracks! The music here is ostensibly from the Thai scene and likely mostly from the 70s – with funky numbers with both male and female vocals, lots of moddish and garagey rock and r&b, and some psychedelia steeped numbers. It's another amazing, if a bit mysterious batch! 22 tracks in all – "Yoong" by Panadda Chayapark, "Duang Duang Duang" by Sangthong Seeai, "Sara A Mor Sara R" by Soonthorn Sujaridchan, "Ya Ya" by Chantana Kittiyapan, "Ba Bor Por Khan" by Sroeng Santi, "Noom Rai Poor" by Royal Sprites and much more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited vinyl edition in the and stitched cloth outer sleeve, still in the plastic sleeve with hype sticker.)

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Ted TaylorBe Ever Wonderful (Solpugdits) ... LP
Ronn/Solpugdits, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Sweet bluesy soul from the great Ted Taylor – a really unique artist, with a sound that was completely all his own! The album's not to be confused with Ted's similarly titled record for Okeh – but it does share a similar blend of blues and soul, with lots of stylistic flourishes that stretch back to the R&B years – especially in the way that Ted will often harmonize with other singers on the tunes. Titles include "Be Ever Wonderful", "Pleadin For Love", "You're Tippin She's Rippin", "Stay Away From My Baby", "How Could You Do That", and "Some Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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Jack McDuffLive It Up ... LP
Sugar Hill, 1984. Very Good+ ... $1.99
An overlooked bit of soul from Brother Jack McDuff – an obscure session cut for the mostly-rap Sugarhill label in the mid 80s, and one that has some great touches! The record takes the sound of McDuff's 70s playing, and filters into a bit of R&B-styled arrangements – making for a style that might have been used at Columbia or Mercury, during some of those late 70s crossover jazz/soul sessions at the time. And while some might resent the intrusion of mainstream soul influences on the set, we really love it – and appreciate the fact that McDuff can always come out on top. His keyboards still sound excellent on the set, and some of the best tracks on here have a really nice mellow soul approach that makes us think that he could have really broken big had he cut this sort of session for a larger label. Includes the smooth mellow stepper "I'm Gonna Live", a great remake of "Killer Joe", a new version of McDuff's "Real Good'in", and the tracks "Free For All" and "Gospel Left". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AnimalsAnimalism ... LP
MGM, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
Pure burning soul from The Animals – a nicely stripped-down set that revels in older R&B styles – cooked up with a version of the group that features Dave Rowberry on Hammond and lots of screaming vocals from Eric B! The original Animals vibe is opened up a bit more with some heavier sounds that reflect the change of moves at the time – but overall, the tracks are mostly shortish and respectful to the roots that inspired the group – in a way that helps bring together music from a range of different sources. Titles include versions of Fred Neil's "Other Side Of Life", Zappa's "All Night Long", Sam Cooke's "Shake", Donovan's "Hey Gyp", and Ray Charles' "Hit The Road Jack" – plus "Smoke Stack Lightning", "Rock Me Baby", "Outcast", "Louisiana Blues", and "Going Down Slow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap is aged and torn across the back.)

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Eddie Lockjaw DavisJazz With A Beat ... LP
King, Late 50s. Fair ... $4.99
Stunning work from Lockjaw! The album features Eddie blowing hard and heavy – much more precisely than on some of his Prestige albums, in a mode that's inflected with more R&B tenor than you'd hear on his later sets. Backing is by his trio, and the album's got a gutsy groove that's really great – made even better by some deeply resonant production! Titles include "Eddie's Function", "Scotty Boo", "I Wished On The Moon", "Say What", "Tia Juana", and "You Need'na". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label King pressing with deep groove. NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover has aged masking tape holding the seams, heavy wear on the spine, discoloration, and some pen on back.)

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MazeWe Are One ... LP
Capitol, 1983. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Completely killer work from Frankie Beverly & Maze – captured here at the height of their power, with that amazing blend of Frankie's lead vocals and the group's tight instrumentation – all at a level that so many others tried to copy, but never got this right! The sense of unity in the title really comes through in the music – a proud, progressive approach to contemporary R&B that always made Maze one of the more positive acts of their time – even if the message was played in a more subtle way than earlier groups in the 70s. At some level, Maze are picking up the torch that Earth Wind & Fire were dropping a bit by this point – but with an even more charismatic singer in the lead – and just the right blend of acoustic and electric elements in the instrumentation. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "I Wanna Thank You", "Love Is The Key", "We Are One", "Right On Time", "Never Let You Down", and "Metropolis". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available We Are One ... CD 13.99

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Willie MitchellHold It – Here's Willie Mitchell ... LP
Hi Records, 1960. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Very early grooves from Willie Mitchell – a set that's got a bit more R&B than in Willie's later years – with less trumpet in the mix, and more of an overall punch in the rhythms! Guitar is quite strong on most of these instrumentals – and there's some nice tenor, too – and an overall sound that almost seems borrowed from some of the best King Records instrumental combos of the late 50s – including Bill Doggett, as the group seems to borrow the tenor sound of Clifford Scott and the wailing guitar of Billy Butler! Butler's "Hold It" is covered beautifully by the group – and other titles include "The Dog", "Last Night", "Mashed Potatoes", "Percolatin", and "The Crawl" – plus Willie's own "20-75". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a hype sticker.)

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Solomon BurkeBest Of Atlantic Soul – 1962 to 1965 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Run Out Groove/Atlantic, Early 60s. New Copy ... $23.99 25.98
The young Solomon Burke looks pretty darn fantastic on the cover here – and he sounds pretty fantastic as well – as the album's a great reminder of why we fell in love with his music in the first place! There's nobody like Solomon Burke during these Atlantic years – a hard-edged singer who was virtually inventing deep soul at the time – taking currents from earlier R&B years, and folding them with a brash, bold energy that was completely heartfelt – and which drew on the same sort of styles that southern soul singers would make their own a few years later. The choice of cuts here is wonderful – 14 numbers that include most of his key classics, plus a few other gems too – with titles that include "Stupidity", "Cry To Me", "Just Out Of Reach", "Baby I Wanna Be Loved", "Home In Your Heart", "If You Need Me", "Got To Get You Off My Mind", "Goodbye Baby", "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love", "Down In The Valley", and "Looking For My Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Run Out Groove pressing on 180 gram vinyl. Pressing number based on pre-release demand – quantities extremely limited and individually numbered!)

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✨✧ Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger, & The TrinityOpen (aka Jools) ... LP
Atco, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Great stuff – one of the amazing early albums from the team of Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger – kind of a next-generation to the Brit beat group sound of the mid 60s – one that moves beyond simple R&B modes, to bring in more sophisticated soul and jazz touches! Driscoll's vocals are amazing – some of the boldest belted out in the British scene at the time – and Auger's Hammond work really cooks throughout – at a level that easily makes him one of the best UK organists to hit the scene, amidst some very heady company in the 60s. There's a few bluesy moments, but our favorites are the funky ones – especially the group's reading of "Season Of The Witch", which is tremendous. Other cuts include "In & Out", "Black Cat", "Goodbye Jungle Telegraph", and "Break It Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink & tan label pressing. Cover has some edge wear, a small mark from sticker removal, and some sticker remnants.)

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Moody BluesGo Now – Moody Blues #1 (aka Magnificent Moodies) ... LP
London, 1968. Very Good+ ... $7.99
An incredible first album from The Moody Blues – way way different than any of their later high-concept work, and much more in the best soul and R&B-drenched material of the UK mod scene of the time! A number of cuts here are remakes of American soul tracks – including their stellar take on "Go Now" – and like some of the Moodies' best contemporaries, like Manfred Mann, the group really transform the material – and don't just offer up blue-eyed takes on the tunes. Instead, there's a free sense of play with the material – leanings that are definitely rockish on the solos, even though the overall vibe is quite soulful – and done with this tightly compressed style that's perfect for the vocals of the young Denny Laine – with a vibe that's further expanded by some nice use of echo in the production. Surprisingly wonderful – and very different than "Knights In White Satin" – with titles that include "Go Now", "I'll Go Crazy", "True Story", "Can't Nobody Love You", "I've Got A Dream", and "Let Me Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Eddie JeffersonBody & Soul ... LP
Prestige, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal work from one of the hippest jazz singers ever – a session that showed the world that Eddie Jefferson was firmly back in business during the 60s! The set's got a really rollicking feel, and a bit more influence from soul than the bop of Eddie's roots – with elements of gospel and R&B filtering into the mix from time to time, alongside some of the more sophisticated jazz styles we've always loved in Jefferson's vocals. The group features some great tenor work from James Moody – one of Eddie's frequent musical partners – plus Dave Burns on trumpet, Barry Harris on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Bill English on drums. Titles include "Now's The Time", "So What", "Psychedelic Sally", "Filthy McNasty", "Oh Gee", and "See If You Can Git To That" – plus a very cool spoken introduction by Ed Williams! LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has light wear and a bent corner.)

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✨✧ SpanielsSpaniels – 16 Soulful Serenades ... LP
Solid Smoke, Late 50s. Used ... 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 set features 16 of their best from the 50s – including 4 previously unissued numbers! Titles include "You're Gonna Cry", "I Know", "I'll Be Waiting", "I'm Gonna Thank Him", "These Three Words", "Jessie Mae", "100 Years From Today", and "Everyone's Laughing". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Boz ScaggsBoz Scaggs & Band ... LP
Columbia, 1971. Very Good ... $4.99
Early blue eyed soul work from Boz Scaggs – an album that's got a lot more rootsy touches than some of his bigger crossover hits! At one level, the album seems to have a Bay Area-styled approach – genre-blending soul, R&B, and rock influences into a sound that proudly steps forth without any care for categorization. But at another, Boz already displays a keen ear for a sweeter soul track – and comes across nicely with a compressed AOR mellow groove on the album's best tracks. The set was put together with a lot of heavy production work and investment (despite a homey "hey we're just the band" sort of cover image) – illustrating the fact that CBS clearly already saw a lot of promise in Boz – and titles include "Monkey Time", "Flames Of Love", "You're So Good", "Here To Stay", and the nicely funky "Why Why". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a tracklist sticker remnant.)

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✨✧ Jack McDuffScreamin' ... LP
Prestige, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
A real killer from Brother Jack McDuff – one of his first truly great albums, and a record that has him breaking from the sleepier R&B organ sound of the 50s – into the leaner, cleaner mode of the 60s! The album's one of the first to have him playing with the incredible drummer Joe Dukes – who gives the grooves plenty of weird twists and turns – that trademark McDuff approach to rhythm that would really set him apart from other organ players. The rest of the group features Leo Wright on alto sax and Kenny Burrell on guitar – both great players here, and not always heard with Jack. Titles include an early take on "Soulful Drums", plus the cuts "After Hours", "Screamin", and "He's A Real Gone Guy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label, NJ pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has wear & some moisture stains.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesEtta James (1962) ... LP
Argo, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Unlike some of her other early recordings, which tend to be raw screamin' R&B, this album's a beautiful set of ballads and weepers with arrangements by Riley Hampton, who also did stunning work like this for Lorez Alexandria and Walter Jackson. You might be tempted to call the album a sell-out, but it's a great piece of work that shows a mature side of this fantastic singer. The record's filled with beautiful tracks, and as far as we know, it's never been reissued. Titles include "If I Can't Have You", "Let Me Know", "Nobody But You", "Something's Got A Hold On Me", and "You Can Count On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has wear, with split top & bottom seams.)

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Javier Batiz & The Famous FinksJavier Batiz & The Famous Finks (10-inch) ... LP
Electro Harmonix, 1964. Good ... $4.99
Groovy 60s work from Mexican singer Javier Batiz – working here with Los Fink Chorus, who turn out to be a pretty hip little combo! Batiz sings in English throughout, often with influences from American blues and R&B of the past, but turned towards more rockish aims in the end – or towards soul on a few of the album's best tracks. Instrumentation features tenor, alto, and baritone sax – plus trumpet, guitar, bass, and drums – and titles include "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In", "Hard Life", "Lucila", "Slippin & Slidin", "Bye Bye Baby", and "The Best I Can". LP, Vinyl record album
(Spanish reissue on Munster.)

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✨✧ John TropeaTo Touch You Again ... LP
Marlin, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sweet 70s fusion from John Tropea – a tightly-crafted album, but one that's never too slick, and which still has plenty of soul! Tropea's that rare breed who actually sounds better with a bit more polish – and he seems to draw magically from the high quality of studio support he gets on the record, inspiring his own guitar work onto strong new levels! There's a sense of focus here that seems to even go beyond John's first 2 albums as a leader – and the whole thing's nicely unified with a laidback groove and an R&B-inspired approach to electric jazz. Titles include "Livin In The Jungle", "In This Time", "Look What They've Done To My Song", "You're My Every Need", and "Yours Next To Mine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Including the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has some moderate wear.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesRay Charles Story Vol 2 ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A collection of Ray's incredible work for Atlantic during the late 50s – a mixture of hard grooving R&B tunes and more jazz-based mellower numbers, all done in that stripped-down raw style he was using at the time, one that was a lot harder than his later work for ABC. Titles include "Yes Indeed", "What Kind Of Man Are You", "Rockhouse", "I'm Movin On", "What'd I Say", "Just For A Thrill", and "Talkin Bout You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Ray CharlesLive In Concert ... LP
ABC, 1964. Very Good ... $6.99
A classic live set from Ray Charles – one that equally showcases all the best sides of his sound in the mid 60s! The group's got a nice dose of jazz – which it shows right at the start – almost a mix of Basie swing and R&B, of the sort that Ray was sporting heavily in the late Atlantic years, but didn't always get to display in the countrified early years on ABC – and players include David Fathead Newman on tenor, Hank Crawford on alto, and Julian Priester on trombone – all horn players who really help the whole thing swing! Ray plays some great piano alongside his vocals – and tunes include rollicking versions of "I Got A Woman", "You Don't Know Me", "Makin' Whoopee", "Hallelujah I Love Her So", and "What'd I Say". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Donald ByrdCaricatures ... LP
Blue Note, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Donald Byrd's last Blue Note album with fusion genius Larry Mizell – and a doozy! The record builds off the style of previous Byrd/Mizell outings – like Places & Spaces, Street Lady, and Black Byrd – mixing together a similar blend of heavy rhythms, keyboards, and sweet funky trumpet licks from Donald. The sound here's a bit tighter than on some of the previous records – showing Mizell as an emerging soul genius, soon to click big on some very important R&B outings of the late 70s. Donald's working with a great group – and gets help from the likes of Patrice Rushen, Gary Bartz, David T. Walker, and Alphonze Mouzon – all of whom fit in with the funky program to really kick out some nice grooves! Titles include "Return Of the King", "Dance Band", "Wild Life", "Science Funktion", and "Onward Til Morning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Ruth BrownReal Ruth Brown ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Like Esther Phillips, during the early 70s, Ruth Brown moved away from the hard R&B vein, and cut a few nice albums in a more stripped-down jazzy style. This session features Ruth with Richard Tee on organ, David Spinoza on guitar, and Bernard Purdie on drums – and it includes a number of nice mellow tracks like "Walk A Mile", "Hurry Change", "All Around The World", and "Snap Your Fingers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moisture waviness along the bottom with a cutout notch.)

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Milt JacksonPlenty, Plenty Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Fair ... $4.99
Plenty plenty soul here – as Milt Jackson's moving away from the Modern Jazz Quartet, and working with a great group of players that really expand his sound! The session's a bit like some of Milt's soul jazz work for Riverside and other labels – in that it's got rhythms, timings, and solos that all are much more gutbuckety than you'd expect from the other side of his career – a real nod towards the nascent soul jazz sound in the late 50s, served up with lots of undercurrents from R&B and gospel in the mix. Side one features players that include Ronnie Peters on alto sax, Frank Foster on tenor, and Sahib Shihab on baritone – plus Horace Silver on piano – and Silver makes a return appearance on side two, alongside a group that includes Lucky Thompson on tenor and Joe Newman on trumpet. Titles include "Plenty, Plenty Soul", "Boogity Boogity", "Heartstrings", "Sermonette", "The Spirit Feel", "Ignunt Oil", and "Blues At Twilight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono UK pressing on London. NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover has heavy edge wear creases, split seams, tears, and marker on back.)
Also available Plenty, Plenty Soul (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 28.99

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✨✧ BB KingMore BB King ... LP
Crown, 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has moderate wear, with clear tape over all seams.)

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Little RichardFabulous Little Richard ... LP
Specialty, 1959. Fair ... $8.99
Little Richard doing his much imitated, never bettered thing on the Fabulous Little Richard LP – released near the end of the 50s and featuring emotive r&b numbers he cut in earlier sessions – not all as wild-eyed and fiery as some of his 50s recordings but a soulful thrill! The album does feature a few of the more blazing classics, but all in all, this one demonstrates Richard's versatility more than some of his 50s work. Fabulous tracks from true legend! Includes "Shake A Hand", "Chicken Little Baby", "All Night Long", "Lonesome & Blue", "Kansas City", Maybe I'm Right", "I'm Just A Lonely", "Whole Lotta Shaking Going On", "I'm Just A Lonly Guy" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(FAIR CONDITION. Deep groove gold label pressing. Cover has some wear with masking tape along the top & bottom seams.)

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TimeWhat Time Is It? ... LP
Warner, 1982. Very Good+ ... $9.99
The second essential LP from the Time that would solidify Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis' position as a force to be dealt within commercial R&B for years to come, cut during the early 80s, when Minneapolis seemed like it was exploding at the seams with great music. With Morris Day's nice extended dance cut "The Walk" featuring a nice popping beat, plus the excellent and very Prince sounding slow jam "Gigolo's Get Lonely Too" and the percolating pre-New Jack funk of "777-9311". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, large name in marker, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)
 
 
 



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