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✨✧ VariousNew Orleans R&B ... LP
Chess, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent collection of rare material from Chess Records – but one that shifts the usual Windy City focus of the label, and highlights even more obscure material from New Orleans! The collection is really quite unique, and a good number of these cuts aren't ones that show up often elsewhere – especially since many other New Orleans R&B collections usually draw from Atlantic, EMI, or other label holdings that are more commonly associated with the Crescent City. Titles include "Oh Oh" and "Walk That Walk" by Eddie Bo, "Loud Mouth Annie" by Myles & Dupont, "Rythmatic Rhythm" and "I Cried All The Way Home" by Charles Williams, "Jockomo" by Sugarboy Crawford, "Mardi Gras" by Mambo Hawkettes, "Country Boy" by Clarence Henry, "This Should Go On Forever" by Rod Bernard, "Baby Please" by Clifton Chenier, "The Joke" by Reggie Hall, and "Lawdy Mama" by Edgar Blanchard. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the spine.)

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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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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 ... $16.99
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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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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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 ... $18.99
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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✨✧ VariousMighty Instrumentals R&B Style 1963 (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
1960s (UK), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousR&B Hit Kit #4 ... LP
A&M, 1978. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has light wear and bent corners.)

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✨✧ VariousFunky Country – Country Funk, Garage Soul, & Some Swinging R&B Oddities (with bonus download) ... LP
PTR (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A set that's maybe more funk than country – but we mean that in the best possible way! The grooves here are hard and heavy – at a level that hardly needs a love of Nashville for admission – as most of the best elements in the grooves are pulled from funk and soul – and include heavy drums, riffing guitar, and super-strong basslines – all played by blue-eyed groups who might have hit some twang in their other material, but who are right on the money here! Some numbers get a bit trippy while sounding funky – and it might be best to think of the package as more in the rock funk mode overall. Titles include "Flower Child" by Bo Jack, "Lorraine" by Terry Clark, "Undying Love" by Bust, "Lucille" by Hope Inc, "All Of My Life" by Jack Kane, "Fast David & The Wolfpack" by The Embers, "Polk Salad Annie" by Manson Manuel Express, "Stone Born Country Boy" by Big Jim Cartwright, "Mississippi Delta" by Steve Kathy & The Sha-onas, and "Mountain Chops" by Cal Collins Trio. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ VariousCrazy Rhythms Of Mata Hari – Rolling Rockabilly, Hot & Cool Hillbilly, Wild Western Swing, Sleazy Listening, Sinuous Soul, & Slinky R&B ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), 1950s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A much more American-styled set of tracks than you'd guess from a record with Mata Hari in the title – mostly work from the hillbilly and R&B sides of the spectrum – pulled from a range of rare singles from the 50s! The vibe is a nice twist on some of the other compilations on the Stag O Lee label – and like the best of those, the mix here features very obscure numbers alongside tracks that might have been big in their day, but have really been lost to the shifting sands of time – nicely revived here for a new generation. The set's got an especially great way of being color-blind to divisions between genres that some folks might insist on – and in a way, maybe more reflects the on-the-ground listening patterns that happened back in the day. Titles include "Doggonit" by Jimmy Spellman, "Thanks Mr Postman" by Bobby King, "Honey Child" by Johnny Williams, "Cat Music" by Dave Bartholomew, "Rock A Billy Gal" by Hayden Thompson, "Black Cat" by Tommy Collins, "Snake Eyed Mama" by Al Casey, "Rocket 88" by Bill Haley & His Saddlemen, "Ghost Train" by The Swanks, "Rattlesnake Baby Rattlesnake" by Joe Johnson, "The Sneak" by Jimmy Oliver, "Snake Charmer" by Mad Man Jones, "Cajun Queen" by Red Sovine, "Lonesome Shack" by Ernie Washington, and "Fever" by Jim Tyler. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousRare Breed R&B – The Lost Years ... LP
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A definite rare breed of R&B – tunes that are mostly from the earliest years of soul music – a time when things were still pretty rough around the edges, and artists really knew how to groove! There's lots of work here that matches the raw power of more famous tracks from labels like King, Fire, or Sue Records at the time – but most of the cuts here are nicely obscure, which really makes the collection a great one for fans of raw soul! Titles include "Medicine Man" by Jeanette B Washington, "Baby Please Don't Go" by Rose Mitchell, "Slick Chick" by Vernon Harrell, "Every Whicha Kinda Way" by Earl Connelly King, "Humdinger" by Little Marie Allen, "Looking For My Baby" by The Nightriders, "Keep A Calling" by Paul Perryman", "Lula" by Mike Robinson, "Freedom Riders" by Harold Jackson & The Jackson Brothers, "Mr Astronaut" by The Drivers, and "I Need A Man" by Gloria Irving. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousPopcorn Soul Party – Blended Soul & R&B 1958 to 1962 ... LP
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Cool snapping grooves with plenty of soul – that special kind of sound that's come to be known as "popcorn" soul by collectors over the years – and which is often a great bridge between 50s R&B and the later sounds of the 60s! If you know the tune "Fever", you'll know the pace at which many of these tunes move – a midtempo vamp that's mighty darn hip – and which often has a sinister sound that sounds especially great way into the wee hours of the morning! This isn't storming Northern Soul, but instead something a lot more slinky – served up here on 16 tracks that include "Feelin Kinda Lonesome" by Willie J Charles, "Dance By Yourself" by Justin Jones, "Lucky Is My Name" by Bruce Cloude, "Big Boy" by Ki Ki Page, "The Hammer Keeps A Knockin" by Faye Adams, "Up In Smoke" by Johnny Appalachian, "My Guardian Angel" by Jimmy Breedlove, "Love You The Best" by Ernie K Doe, and "Betty Mae" by Roger Green. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Jerry ButlerWhatever You Want ... LP
Charly R&B (UK), 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some stuck-on shrinkwrap on back.)

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Gene McDanielsAnother Tear Falls ... LP
Charly R&B (UK), 1986. Very Good ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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SpanielsGreat Googley Moo! ... LP
Charly R&B (UK), Late 50s/1981. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A great collection that Charly put together of 16 of the Spaniels' best and most well known songs. Tracks include "Tina", "House Cleaning", "Play It Cool", "Crazee Baby", "Baby It's You", "I Need Your Kisses", and "Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight". LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing.)

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Jerry McCainMidnight Beat ... LP
Charly R&B (UK), Mid/Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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VariousSoul Classics – Too Good To Be Forgotten ... LP
Charly R&B (UK), 1987. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jerry ButlerUp On Love ... LP
Charly R&B (UK), 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny DollarJD's Blues ... LP
Blues R&B, 1986. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Dee ClarkDelectable Sound Of Dee Clark ... LP
Charly R&B (UK), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ DellsRockin On Bandstand ... LP
Charly R&B (UK), Mid 50s/Early 60s/1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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Irma ThomasIn Between Tears (80s pressing) ... LP
Charly R&B (UK), 1973. Near Mint- ... $13.99
An overlooked gem from Irma Thomas – and one of her deepest soul albums ever! The set was recorded with Swamp Dogg at the production helm, and he gives Irma this wonderfully rootsy feel throughout the record – the kind of vibe she definitely never got in the 60s, and a sound that seems to unlock even richer tones from her wonderful vocals! And although Swamp's in charge, the record's definitely Irma's own, too – as there's none of the usual Dogg-heavy cliches that might get in the way of the vocals, and instead Swamp is supremely respectful of everything Irma has to offer – and really helps her focus on her best strengths. The set was recorded at Capricorn Studios in Macon, with Duane Allman guitar on a few cuts – and titles include "She'll Never Be Your Wife", "What's So Wrong With You Loving Me", "Coming From Behind", "Turn My World Around", "These Four Walls", and "You're The Dog". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has a light stain at the bottom and a lightly bent corners.)

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✨✧ Chuck WillisKeep A Drivin' ... LP
Charly R&B (UK), Mid/Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)
 
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✨✧ Esther PhillipsConfessin' The Blues ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good ... $3.99
A 70s album, issued at a time when Esther Phillips was really riding high with her records on the Kudo label – but a set that brings together unissued sides recorded for Atlantic in the 60s! The style is a great mix of rootsy soul and hipper jazz – arranged by Onzy Matthews on side one, with a care and quality that almost rivals Capitol jazz vocal sessions of the time – and performed live at Freddie Jett's Piper Club on side two – in the same mode as her classic Burnin album from the time locale! Philips is wonderful in both settings – with that distinct approach that's unlike any other singer we know – quite versatile, and at a critical point between her R&B work of the 50s, and her smoother Kudu jazz of the 70s. Titles include include "Cherry Red", "In The Evenin", "I Wonder", "Romance In The Dark", "I Love Paris", and "I'm Gettin' Long Alright". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a promo sticker, and cut corner.)

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✨✧ Little Willie JohnFree At Last ... LP
King, 1950s/Early 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
A pretty great collection of Little Willie John's classic work for King – issued in the 60s, after Willie got out of prison, with a title and an image of a jail cell that will never let him forget his debt to society! Fortunately, the music washes away all memories of that trouble, and the tracks are super-great R&B numbers, sung in Willie's unique style. Titles include "Letter From My Darling", "Sleep", "Fever", "Person To Person", "Let Them Talk", and "Talk To Me Talk To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s Gusto pressing with a Nashville address. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ James BrownBest Of James Brown ... LP
Polydor, 1960s/1970s. Very Good ... $11.99
A nice package that covers a good range of King-era material – from early R&B soul numbers, to late 60s early funk tracks. Titles include "Say It Loud", "Sex Machine", "There Was A Time", "Lost Someone", "It's A Man's World", "Popcorn", "Hot Pants", and "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (part 1)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Very Good ... $19.99
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 is in great shape!)

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriffOne Of Mine ... LP
Sue, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $16.99
Tightly grooving, jukebox thumping, hard wailing organ jazz from the great Jimmy McGriff – one of his best albums for the Sue label! Jimmy's got a sound here that's a lot rawer than earlier work – especially on the album's originals, like "Spindletop", "One Of Mine", "Blip Time", "Gospel Time", and "The Last Minute" – nice little numbers that cross the bridge between R&B and soul jazz with that heavy approach that always made Jimmy a favorite on the small combo lounge jazz scene of the time. Other tracks include "Teach Me Tonight", "Moonlight In Vermont", and "Broadway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing with deep groove and Bell Sound stamp. Cover has a stain at the top.)

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✨✧ VariousSunset Park – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Flavor Unit/East West, 1996. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
14 Hip hop and R&B tracks from the Sunset Park soundtrack. Includes Mobb Deep "Back At You", Ghostface Killer & Raekwon "Motherless Child", Onyx "Thangz Changed", 2Pac "High 'Til I Die", Aaliyah "Are You Ready", Adina Howard "For the Funk", Groove Theory "It's Alright", Queen Latifah "Elements I'm Among" and Junior MAFIA "We Don't Need It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clean edited promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ Junior ParkerDriving Wheel ... LP
Duke, 1962. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Classic early work from Junior Parker – recorded way back when he was "Little Junior Parker", but done with a full-grown sound that's totally great! The set was done for Duke Records at the same time Bobby Blue Bland was working for the label – and the feel here is a very similar style – one that blends bits of Memphis and Texas blues with a richer, more sophisticated set of backings – slight touches of jazz in the mix, and an overall sound that works perfectly with Parker's smooth-tinged vocals. The sound is really unique – partly soul, partly R&B – and the album is easily one of the greatest illustrations of Junior's talents back in the 60s! Titles include "Foxy Devil", "Driving Wheel", "Someone Broke This Heart Of Mine", "Yonder's Wall", "How Long Can This Go On?", "Sweet Talking Woman", "Seven Days", and "Annie Get Your Yo Yo". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on MCA in a barcode cover.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine (40th anniversary yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Polydor, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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
Also available Everybody Loves The Sunshine ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ EquaticsDoin It!!!! ... LP
Now Again, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare 70s funky soul from The Equatics – just the kind of record that keeps us digging and still excited after all these years – resurrected by the like minded diggers at Now Again! You know the kind of album we're talking about, the ones you come across with enigmatic cover art, no names on the back you recognize or even anything indicating where or when it's from. Then you take a spin and it's the real thing from the get go! The production is nice and raw but not ragged, and a funky vibe that groups today emulate but just can't recapture. This set's mid 70s R&B, mostly instrumental but with a few vocal numbers, all nicely done up in a very groovy, funky fashion. There's a couple of nice covers, like their Isaac Hayes-ish take on "Walk On By" and a nice rendition of "Ain't No Sunshine", but the rest of the set's mostly originals, like "Merry-Go-Round" and some nice raggedy instrumentals like "What They Doin?", "Santana" done up in parts 1 and 2 (maybe on a 45 somewhere. . .), "Cisco Fare" and the jazzy "The Touch Of You". Amazing! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Buddy GuyI Was Walking Through The Woods ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good ... $39.99
Buddy Guy reached much bigger fame on later labels, but he sounds pretty darn great here in a set of early recordings done for Chess – all sides recorded in the first half of the 60s, when Buddy represented one of the best talents in a new generation of bluesmen rising up in Chicago! The style here is tighter and a bit more urban than some of the Chess work of the 50s – less rootsy overall, with saxophone often sliding next to the guitar – in a wickedly soulful mode that's got elements of R&B in the mix. Titles include "My Time After A While", "Ten Years Ago", "Watch Yourself", "Stone Crazy", "I Found A True Love", "First Time I Met The Blues", and "No Lie". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s blue label pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear.)
Also available I Was Walking Through The Woods ... CD 1.99

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✨✧ Isley BrothersSoul On The Rocks ... LP
Tamla, 1967. Very Good- ... $14.99
One of the few LPs that the Isleys recorded during their short stay at Motown, and a nice batch of mid-60s soul tracks that makes good use of the boys' fantastic voices. The groove's a mix of the harder R&B of earlier years, and some of the smoother sounds of Motown – and the record, while not the group's most important work, does feature some nice little gems that don't always show up in accounts of their music. Titles include "Got To Have You Back", "It's Out Of The Question", "Why When Love Is Gone", "Behind A Painted Smile", "Catching Up On Time", and "Good Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout notch, light wear and aging, and a bit of pen on back.)

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✨✧ ContoursDo You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance) (reissue compilation) ... LP
Motown, 1962/1981. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An 80s collection of the hits off of one of the earliest albums on Motown – featuring some killer hard soul numbers! The Contours have a deeper R&B sound than some of their smoother Motown contemporaries – a great bridge between earlier group soul styles of the 50s, and the Motown modes to come – produced here with some wicked piano and guitar lines that ring out strongly in the middle. Vocals are wonderfully raspy – often peaking out into the red as they reach for a lead lyric – and titles include the classic "Do You Love Me" – plus "Shake Sherrie", "Just A Little Misunderstanding", "Whole Lotta Woman", and "It's So Hard Being A Loser". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ VariousSoul Shots Vol 7 – Urban Blues – The First Time I Met The Blues ... LP
Rhino, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice selection of classic 60s soul and blues numbers, focusing on heavy blues and R&B from the cities, and while we had remembered this set hewed close to the mainstream, there's a few nice little nuggets on here that they dug a little deeper for. 13 tracks in all, including "Driving Wheel" by Little Junior Parker, "Stormy Monday Blues" and "I Pity The Fool" by Bobby Bland, "Born Under A Bad Sign" by Albert King, "Hi Heel Sneakers" by Tommy Tucker, "Sweet Sixteen" and "The Thrill Is Gone" by BB King, "Messin' With The Kid" by Junior Wells, "Tramp" by Lowell Fulsom, "Homework" by Otis Rush, "The First Time I Met The Blues" byBuddy Guy, "Part Time Love" by Little Johnny Taylor and "Grits Ain't Groveries (All Around The World)" by Little Milton. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Ronnie LawsFever ... LP
Blue Note, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album that's smoother than some of Ronnie's earlier work, and perhaps without the same dark edge – but still a nice batch of soulful fusion tunes, with production by Wayne Henderson, in his classic 70s At-Home Productions mode! By that, we mean that a number of the tracks have a good stepping feel that mixes standout jazz solos with smoother backings – in a way that still keeps a lot of soul, but which also takes on kind of an R&B finish. Titles include "Let's Keep it Together", "Captain Midnite", "Night Breeze", and "Stay Still". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Fever ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ VariousRock & Roll Festival Vol 1 ... LP
Kent, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Not rock and roll at all – but instead a great collection of Crown/RPM/Kent Records material – with soul, blues, and a bit of R&B – and work by The Ikettes, Elmore James, The Jacks, The Cadets, Teen Queens, Oscar McLollie, BB King, Ike & Tina Turner, Shirley Gunter, Marvin & Johnnie, and Etta James! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some clear tape on the seams.)

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✨✧ CashflowCashflow ... LP
Atlanta/Mercury, 1986. Very Good ... $2.99
Mid 80s funky soul from Cashflow – a rare one cut for the Atlanta label, and produced by Larry Blackmon – a group R&B effort that seamlessly combines the club ready soul, funk, 80s rap influences and otherwise tightly thumping grooves Blackmon worked with at the time! Cashflow had a hit with "Mine All Mine", but the rest of the record is nearly as nice as that one – post electro, keyboard heavy synth soul & funk production with group vocals that range from quite strong lead and backing vocals – plus a Larry Blackmon rap in the middle of "Party Freak", a cut that works nicely in the She's Strange era Cameo mold! Other tracks include "Can't Let Love Pass Us By", "Spending Money", "Reach Out", "I Need Your Love" and "It's Just A Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(In shrinkwrap with hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Billy ButlerGuitar Soul ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Very Good ... $39.99
Prestige recouperates another great 50's R&B performer, and turns them into a monster 60's funky jazz artist. This time it's Billy Butler, best known for his funky guitar from all those Bill Dogget King sides, but now coming out into his own amidst a tight combo featuring Seldon Powell on sax and flute, Sonny Phillips on organ, and Specs Powell on drums. Tracks include "The Thumb", "Blow for the Crossing", and "Seven Come Eleven". Also features a remake of "Night Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Public Enemy, EU & OthersDo The Right Thing – Soundtrack ... LP
Motown, 1989. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The classic soundtrack to Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing – lead, of course, by Public Enemy's "Fight The Power" – and beyond that is a pretty wonderful, and not always as intense cross-section of some of the finer urban soul and New Jack Swing, circa '89, breezy vocal-centric R&B, a touch of Latin and Afro-Carribbean pop. The Bed-Stuy melting pot bubbles over to tragic consequences in the film, but the diverse soundtrack is plenty harmonious, and sounds fresh to this day. Includes "My Fantasy" by Teddy Riley featuring Guy, "Never Explain Love" by Al Jarreau, "Party Hearty" by EU, "Tu Y Yo" by Ruben Blades, "Can't Stand It" by Steel Pulse and "Don't Shoot Me" by Take 6. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape along the spine.)

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✨✧ VariousBlunted In The Bomb Shelter – The Madlib Compilation ... LP
Sanctuary/Antidote (UK), 2002. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet! We weren't certain at first whether to call this a hip hop or a reggae set, since it's made up of mighty tracks of burning reggae classics, but selected by West Coast beatmaker extraordinaire Madlib! Everything from Dee Jays to funky reggae covers of soul numbers like "Shaft" to sweet vocal numbers, mad Tubby dub rubs and Scratch Perry's skanking party R&B get tossed in the set for a solid island jammy. The 2LP package features unmixed tracks from the mixed CD – a total of 16 numbers in all, with titles that include Dillinger's "Flat Foot Hustlin", Prince Far I's "Destruction Sound Battle", Don Drummond's "Man In The Street", Linval Thompson's "I Love Marijuana", The Chosen Few's "Shaft", Brent Dowe's "Reggae Makossa", The Roots Radics Band "Mission Impossible", and "Cool Down Version" by King Tubby. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Isley BrothersLet's Go! ... LP
Stateside (UK), Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Early early work by The Isley Brothers – recorded for United Artists in the early and mid 60s, in the years between their hit work for RCA and Motown. The material here leans heavily on the "Twist & Shout" sound of the RCA years – taking elements of R&B group styles, and forging them into a tighter 60s soul approach – one that got a bit more sophisticated as the years went on, but which was still very much in the party soul mode in which the boys first made their mark. There's a total of 16 tracks in all – nicely packaged with good notes – and titles include "What'cha Gonna Do", "Surf & Shout", "Please Please Please", "She's The One", "Shake It With Me Baby", "Who's That Lady", "My Little Girl", "Love Is A Wonderful Thing", "Open Up Her Eyes", and "She's Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has stuck on cellophane and an old store sticker.)

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✨✧ Ike & Tina TurnerWorkin' Together ... LP
Liberty, 1971. Sealed ... $23.99
A nicely pivotal album by Ike & Tina Turner – one that has them still retaining some of the earthiness of earlier years, yet also honing their groove for the crossover audience that was digging them big at the end of the 60s! The best results of this shift is the increasing funk component in their music – a move away from R&B into a tighter 60s groove, one that often featured very strong guitar parts in its best incarnation. The set includes the classic "Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter", plus "Ooh Poo Pah Doo", "Let It Be", "Goodbye So Long", "You Can Have It", "The Way You Love Me", "Get Back", and "Workin Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed!)

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✨✧ Etta JamesBest Of Etta James (United) ... LP
United, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Raw and raunchy R&B by Etta James – cut for Kent in the years before she recorded for Chess, and with a much harder-hitting approach than her later more famous work! The set's a 60s LP that compiles tunes from the late 50s – and tracks include "I'm A Fool", "Tough Lover", "Be Mine", "Crazy Feelin", "We're In Love", "If It Ain't One Thing", and "You Know What I Mean". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing in the red cover.)

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✨✧ Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger, & The TrinityOpen (aka Jools) ... LP
Atco, 1968. Very Good- Gatefold ... $7.99
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
(Cover has light wear.)

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Harvey MasonFunk In A Mason Jar ... LP
Arista, 1977. Very Good- ... $1.99
Smooth soulful jazz from Harvey Mason – one of his strong 70s winners for the Arista album, and a record that really brings a new level of class to his sound! There's less of the grit in the grooves than you might expect from the down-home reference of the title – and in a way, the record's a similar shift to well-produced R&B as Michael Henderson or Norman Connor's work from the same time – a soaring, fluid groove that's still supported by solid jazz instrumentation, but which also has a nice dose of soul in the mix! Players here are a real all-star lineup – with talents that include Dorothy Ashby, George Benson, Ronnie Foster, Bob James, and Phil Upchurch – and most cuts have vocals, by The Waters and others. But possibly best of all is the production – which is by Harvey, and really wonderful – sophisticated and smooth, but never slick – a really careful balance that really puts him right up there with Norman Connors or Roy Ayers! Titles include "Pack Up Your Bags", "Till You Take My Love", "Funk In A Mason Jar", "What's Going On", "Set It Free", "Space Cadets" and "Freedom Either Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Mel BrownChicken Fat ... LP
Impulse, 1967. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the funkiest records ever recorded for Impulse – and the debut set by guitarist Mel Brown! Mel has a really down-and-dirty style that's quite unusual for the label at the time – a rootsy approach to guitar that's steeped in equal parts jazz, soul, and R&B – and which comes across with a raw power and tasty feel that's perfectly summed up by titles like "Chicken Fat", "Greasy Spoon", "Home James", "Slalom", and "Shanty"! The album features some rare organ work by Gerald Wiggins, drums by Paul Humphrey, and outta-site soul arrangements by Oliver Nelson on a few tracks – but through the whole thing, Brown's the main focus – laying down some deeply funky work on guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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EmotionsFlowers ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good- ... $2.99
A soaring classic from The Emotions – thanks to some supreme help from the Earth Wind & Fire side of the soul spectrum! This set has the trio really sounding great – with Kalimba Productions by Maurice White and Charles Stepney – and a good deal of EWF help on the instrumentation as well! The girls break out of the rootsier style used on their earlier Stax recordings, and manage to fit perfectly with the jazzy tinges of the new grooves – and, along with Ramsey Lewis and EWF, the Emotions were part of a hugely successful trinity during the late 70s – one that took the indie soul roots of the Chicago scene and turned it into landmark big business for Columbia Records. The album's got a new approach to female group soul that would go onto shape R&B for years to come – and titles include "Flowers", "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love", "We Go Through Changes", "Special Part", and "You've Got The Right To Know". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe SampleRainbow Seeker ... LP
ABC, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great album of tightly produced R&B-tinged fusion, headed up by keyboardist Joe Sample, riding high here on the fame of The Crusaders. The other members of the group drop in on the album, and the whole thing's very similar to their best work from the late 70s – but with more of a focus on keyboards. Titles include "Rainbow Seeker", "Fly With The Wings Of Love", "In All My Wildest Dreams", and the classic "There Are Many Stops Along The Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, hype sticker, and a peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Benny GolsonI'm Always Dancin' To The Music ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great stuff from Benny Golson! Sure, the record features Benny's tenor set amidst some sweeter R&B arrangements – but the formula works nicely, and is Benny's lost bid to capture some of the same sort of modern soul excitement than Donald Byrd was getting in the 70s. Titles include the dancefloor classic "I'm Always Dancin' to the Music", the funky version of "Blues March", and the sweet cover of "Don't Ask My Neighbors". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Gladys Knight & The PipsEverybody Needs Love ... LP
SOUL, 1967. Very Good ... $2.99
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 & labels have a name in marker. Cover has some seam splitting.)

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✨✧ Eddie Cleanhead Vinson & Cannonball AdderleyCleanhead & Cannonball ... LP
Milestone, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible album that has Cleanhead moving way past his usual bag! Sure, he's normally known as an R&B vocalist and alto player, but here, in one of those great Riverside "Cannonball Adderley Presents" sessions, Vinson gets into a whole new bag on some cuts. He's playing with Cannonball's group of Nat, Joe Zawinul, Sam Jones, and Louis Hayes – and there's one track in particular that's amazing – "Arriving Soon", an instrumental that has Vinson soaring on alto, wailing with an almost Coltrane-esque level of freedom. It's a killer modal track, and is worth the price of the album alone. Plus vocal numbers like "Hold It", "This Time", and "Kidney Stew" – all with a nice groovy Adderley quintet kind of groove. LP, Vinyl record album
(Landmark pressing.)

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✨✧ Yves MontandSongs Of Love – Chansons D'Amour ... LP
King, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly one of the strangest pairings ever – 50s material by this great French singer, issued on the US by R&B powerhouse King Records! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some splitting on bottom seam.)

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Eddie Cleanhead VinsonEddie Cleanhead Vinson & Orchestra 1946/1947 ... LP
Trip, Mid 40s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A great early slice of Eddie Vinson – material that features him playing alto and singing, in a mode that's almost more jump and jive than later R&B! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and a small tear in the opening.)

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Joe TurnerBoss Of The Blues (Jazzlore pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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
(80s pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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Ugly DucklingsSomewhere Outside ... LP
Yorktown, Late 60s. Near Mint- (reissue)... $24.99
A legendary bit of searing late 60s garage rock from Ugly Ducklings – perhaps Canada's mightiest progenitors of the garage era – and a fine slice of chiming, loud guitars, and attitude galore! Like the other great garage rock acts, Ugly Ducklings are a prime building block towards the punk that would come a decade later – stripping the rock & r&b of the time to the most primal elements. Great stuff! Titles include "Nothin'", "Do What You Want", "She Ain't No Use To Me", "Just In Case You Wonder", "Not For Long", "Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore", "Hey Mama (Keep Your Mouth Shut)", "10:30 Train", "That's Just A Thought I Had In My Mind", "Windy City (Noise At The North End)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 00s reissue on Beat Rocket.)

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DominoesHave Mercy Baby ... LP
King/Charly (UK), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Killer work from this legendary vocal group – a key percursor in the development of soul! Although it's easy to write the Dominoes off as some sort of weak pop/soul doo wop group, because they cut some singles that sounded more like the Platters than hardcore R&B, don't forget that the group also contained some of the best group lead vocalists ever – Clyde McPhatter and Jackie Wilson! This excellent compilation of the group's early King work features recordings from both eras of the band – and as you can imagine, Clyde and Jackie really bring the whole thing up to a brand new level. This vinyl comp is long out of print, and it's still one of the best ways to hear how great The Dominoes were as a group – and that they had a sound that would influence soul music tremendously for years to come! Titles include "Have Mercy Baby", "Do Something For Me", "I Am With You", "Dont' Leave Me This Way", "You Can't Keep A Good Man Down", and "Sixty Minute Man", which was later covered by Eazy E! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousUrban Blues Vol 1 – Blues Uptown ... LP
Imperial, Late 40s/Early 50s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
An excellent collection of R&B sides from the Imperial label – featuring some great lesser-known numbers, all collected together with a theme that implies blues on the cusp of the soul era. Titles include "Tee Nah Nah" by Smiley Lewis, "Danger Zone" by Mercy Dee, "You Can't Be Lucky All The Time" by Roosevelt Sykes, "Story To Tell" by Joe Turner, "Sweet Old Chicago" by Roosevelt Sykes, "Mother Fuyer" by Dirty Red, and "Vida Lee" by T Bone Walker. LP, Vinyl record album
(60s pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousGreatest Twist Hits ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesHer Greatest Sides Vol 1 ... LP
Chess, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Raw and raunchy R&B by Etta James – cut during her prime years at Chess. 14 tracks in all, including "Tell Mama", "Something's Got A Hold On Me", "Pushover", "Only Time Will Tell", "Stop The Wedding", "Security", "I'd Rather Go Blind", "Trust In Me", "Sunday Kind Of Love", "My Dearest Darling", "At Last", "Waiting For Charlie To Come Home", "All I Could Do Was Cry" and "Fool That I Am". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesTell Mama ... LP
Cadet, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(80s Original Chess Masters pressing. Cover has clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Dr JohnGris Gris ... LP
Atco, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The great Dr John at his freaky deaky best – working here in a mindblowing mix of New Orleans roots and late 60s psych – all served up in some heady studio space and instrumental touches! The sound's unlike anything that ever went before – and is way better here than on some of John's later, straighter material – clearly the work of years of creative genius, as the Doctor, Mac Rebennack, draws on both his heritage from the Crescent City, and his years of work in the underground rock scene in LA! Harold Batiste handled the arrangements – and the record really paves the way for so many famous LA/New Orleans albums to come in the 70s – but never with results this mindblowingly trippy. The tracks are wild, funky, and messed-up New Orleans R&B filtered through a heavy dose of psychedelics – and titles include "Mama Roux", "Croker Courtbullion", "Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya", and the original version of "I Walk On Guilded Splinters". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on Alligator.)

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✨✧ VariousShake Your Bones – Stag O Lee DJ Series Vol 2 ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A set that's more than enough to shake your bones – a collection that's heavy on upbeat blues and rare R&B – but which also, like other Stag O Lee titles, features a fair bit of sounds from other genres too! The mix of modes is great – and it's nice to hear some lesser-known cuts thrown in with more familiar R&B classics – all in this raw blend of rare singles that's pretty darn nice! Most sounds here are from the soulful side of the spectrum, but there's also a few nice surprises too – and titles include "Zindy Lou" by The Mariners, "Baby Please Don't Go" by Joe Ann Henderson, "Gonna Romp & Stomp" by Slim Rhodes, "Boogie Blues" by Chuck Miller, "Latch On" by Bo Davis & Eddie Cochran, "Little Demon" by Screamin Jay Hawkins, "Move Around" by Groovy Joe Poovey, "Bom Bom Lulu" by Gene & Eunice, "Birth Of The Boogie" by Bill Haley, "All Nite Long" by Johnny Otis, "No More Love" by Ella Johnson, "Country Boogie" by Preston Love, "Le Claqueur De Doigts" by Serge Gainsbourg, "Drive Daddy Drive" by Little Sylvia, "Brand New Cadillac" by Vince Taylor & His Playboys, and "Nosey Joe" by Moose Jackson. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousWeekend Starts Here Vol 2 – Slow Popcorn Boppers (10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
A set that's jazzy, bluesy, and plenty darn groovy – one of those cool collections on the Stag O Lee label – bringing together a host of rare singles in different styles, all of which work surprisingly well together! The music here is mostly from the late 50s and start of the 60s – and the styles are in the raw territory started by the R&B generation – but with a nice range of modes that really keeps things interesting! Tracks include "Just One More Time" by Johnny Copeland, "Homework" by Al Perkins & Betty Bibbs, "You & I Are In The Same Mood" by Chuck Bowers, "Too Young" by Eugene Jefferson, "Each Day" by Ann Cole, "Cat Walk" by Jack Costanzo, "Gonna Catch Me A Rat" by Milt Trenier, "Makes Me Feel Good" by Ray Smith, "Hawk" by Danny Rivers, and "You Got Me Crazy Baby" by Lew Conetta. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ VariousGraveyard Tramps Eat The Forbidden City Dog Food – A Deranged Transmission From The Psycho Sonic Counter Culture (2 x 10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 x 10 inch LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Horror films meet groovy music – served up side to side in this very cool package that's in the best Stag-O-Lee style! The album follows a format that was first made famous in the underground of the 80s – splicing snippets from old film trailers, and using them as introductions for a raunchy array of sounds – in modes that move between instrumental rock, R&B, early soul, and other styles – all bursting out here in a wonderful pastiche of offbeat sounds! Titles include "Space Craze" by Rick McGuire, "Ungawa" by The Kingpins, "Forbidden City" by John Buck & The Blazers, "Noisy Village" by Rod McKuen, "Wow Wow Yea Yea" by The Dynamos, "Night Beat" by The Phantoms, "The Lamb Shake" by The Sliders, "Sour Biscuits" by Wes Dakus & The Rebels, "The Hip" by The Sparkles, and "The Bee" by Kenny Henkle's Friends. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousFools Paradise Favorites – 50s & 60s Bop Slop & Schlock – Wigged Out Rarities From The Fool's Paradise Radio Programme (with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99
Fantastic sounds from the grittiest years of the 45rpm single – music that's so mad, so strange, it really defies description! All the cuts here are presented in conjunction with the long-running Fool's Paradise radio show on WFMU – a longtime champion of all things weird and wild – always reminding us that in the glory days of vinyl, there was so much stuff set to record that really defied any sort of description – sounds that usually were quite far from the charts as well! The music here maybe has bits of R&B, early rock, jazz, and exotica – but the end results are all pretty darn unique – and often handled with both a sense of humor, and a great ear for unusual studio tricks and gimmicks. Titles include "Chinese Rock & Roll" by the Flock Rocker, "Shawnee" by The Premiers, "Charlie & The Bank Job" by Al Katraz, "Umh Uh Baby" by Kind Sid, "Knock Her Down" by The Orbits, "The Last Meal" by Hurricane Harry, "500 Pound Canary" by Jules Blattner, "The Goatee's Got To Go" by Dick Summers, "Mad" by Bobby Borda Five, "Pulp Wood Charley" by Wee Willie & The Soulettes, and "Pal Mal Rock" by Arnie Ginsberg. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus chicken themed 7 inch!)

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VariousOriginal Gold Soul ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s/Early 60s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
A pretty great collection – filled with early R&B, jump blues, and vocal group material on Mercury Records! Includes work by The Penguins, Joe Liggins, Buddy Johnson, Louis Jordan, Eddie Chamblee, Arthur Prysock, Ruth Brown, Clyde McPhatter, Cannonball Adderley, Billy Eckstine, Jimmy McCracklin, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ George DukeGuardian Of The Light ... LP
Epic, 1983. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A funky concept album from George Duke – and one that's filled with some mighty nice grooves! Guardians Of The Light is a full-on "musical fantasy" – with the story line laid out in the liner notes, yet still a bit difficult to follow – but we can't fault him for that when it's done in his masterful R&B-fusion-funk approach! George sings on all cuts, but he also gets some stellar vocal assistance from Jeffrey Osborne, Portia Griffin, and Patti Austin. The record also has some surprisingly sweet mellow moments that bring a deeper level of spacey soul to the out-there concept – those laidback lines that George could always do better than anyone else! Titles include "Born To Love You", "You Are The Light", "Reach Out", "Give Me Your Love", "Stand", "Soon", and "Fly Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, large name in marker, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Small FacesSmall Faces (Decca) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Decca/4 Men With Beards, 1966. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There's nobody like The Small Faces at their best – as you'll hear from the group's killer 1966 album on Decca! The style here is tight, right, and fully-formed straight from the start – easily one of the best UK 60s hybrids of American influences from R&B, garage rock, and early psych – sorted out perfectly by a quartet of lads who really know what they're doing. And the album's maybe even more focused than the group's later album on Immediate – as here, The Small Faces are all business, and the right kind of gritty – just fantastic stuff that's fresh and exciting even today! Titles include "Shake", "Come On Children", "You Better Believe It", "IT's Too Late", "One Night Stand", "Sorry She's Mine", "Sha La La Lee", and "Own Up Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alexander O'NealHearsay ... LP
Tabu, 1987. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the crowning achievements of Alexander O'Neal – a set that uses cool little intro tracks to help structure the standout songs on the set – giving the whole thing a much more well-conceived approach than other mainstream soul albums of the time! Some of the cuts draw from O'Neal's own life and experience, and that feel is definitely augmented by the spontaneous, conversational feel of the intros and links – a really nice contrast to the wonderfully tight R&B production from the superteam of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis! Of course, lots of these tracks also struck big as singles for Alexander – proof that the cuts are more than strong enough to stand on their own – yet taken over the course of the whole album, with all the extra bits, the whole thing really sounds great. Titles include "Hearsay", "The Lovers", "Fake", "Criticize", "Crying Overtime", and "Sunshine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Professor LonghairNew Orleans Piano – Blues Originals Vol 2 ... LP
Atlantic, 1949/1953. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
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
(Rockefeller label pressing.)

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Keith HudsonToo Expensive ... LP
Virgin (UK), 1976. Near Mint- ... $39.99
We've always rated Keith Hudson as one of our favorite producers in reggae, though he may not have produced the same volume of work as others, his rhythms are always top notch and this side's no exception. Spare, tight grooves underpin his slightly rough vocals, backed up here with female harmonies, and more than a small nod towards stateside soul and R&B. Includes "Smoking", "Civilisation", "Thank You Baby", 'Too Expensive", "Where Is Your Love" and "We Can Work It Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging.)

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Chuck Jackson & Maxine BrownHold On, We're Coming ... LP
Wand, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The team of Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown team up to reprise a set of 60s soul hits and earlier R&B tunes – all done in a style that's a lot harder than both of their individual work for the Wand label! Chuck sounds especially rootsy here – in a glimpse of the style he'd go for more in the 70s, with more of a down-home gutsy soul vocal approach. Titles include "Daddy's Home", "Let's Go Get Stoned", "Hold On I'm Coming", "I Nedd You So", "Something You Got", and "Maybe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Tom BrowneLove Approach ... LP
GRP/Arista, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early gem from trumpeter Tom Browne – a set that not only firmly established Browne as one of the best young players of his generation, but which also paved the way for a whole new direction for jazz funk in the 80s! The record is a perfect example of how great the mix of R&B rhythms and jazz fusion instrumentation could be – groovy enough to capture a whole new audience from the soul market, but still more than respectful of the solo talents of the leader – but all without any attempt at smooth jazz commercialism at all! There's some great hard funk moments on the set – and Browne approaches the music in a way that's nicely different than Donald Byrd or Freddie Hubbard, two older players who first helped forge this sound in the 70s – and whose path Tom's clearly taking, but with new directions of his own. There's almost more of a street-worthy vibe to the set – quite a surprise if you only know later records on the GRP label – and the arrangements are by Tom, Weldon Irvine, Lesette Wilson, and Dave Grusin. Titles include the funky classic "Funkin' For Jamaica", plus "Her Silent Smile", "Moon Rise", "Nocturne", "Forever More", and "Weak In The Knees". LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold pressing.)

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✨✧ Big MaybelleBig Maybelle – The Okeh Sessions ... LP
Okeh/Columbia, Mid 50s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A bit blues, a bit jazz – and a singer with a style unto her own – the amazing Big Maybelle, one of the greatest artists to record for Okeh Records in the 50s! This well-done collection pulls together every single Maybelle recorded for the R&B powerhouse back in the day – a motherlode of great work that easily puts her right up there with Lavern Baker or Ruth Brown as one of the great female singers of the 50s. The package features a whopping 22 tracks in all – including many bits that get lost between the tracks in some of the too-sifted collections of her work from the time. Titles include "Maybelle's Blues", "Hair Dressin Women", "My Big Mistake", "Ain't No Use", "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show", "So Good To My Baby", "Gabbin Blues", "You'll Never Know", and "New Kind Of Mambo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eddie JeffersonBody & Soul ... LP
Prestige, 1968. Used ... 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 clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Dee Dee BridgewaterAfro Blue ... LP
Trio (Japan), 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest jazz vocal albums of all time – and one of the first true moments of genius from a young Dee Dee Bridgewater! The album's a Japanese only release (proof that they're always hipper to our jazz artists than we are!) – and it features Dee Dee singing material that's quite different than her later R&B-inflected sides from the late 70s – very soaring and spiritual work, delivered in a way that set a whole new standard for jazz at the time! Backing is by a small combo with brothers Ron and Cecil Bridgweater, plus Roland Hanna on acoustic and electric piano, George Mraz on bass, and Motohiko Hino on drums and percussion – but the star of the set is always Dee Dee, who sparkles beautifully on the album's classic versions of "Afro Blue" and "Little B's Poem" – both of which have been redone by many other singers over the years. Other great cuts include "People Make The World Go Round", "Love From The Sun", and "Love Vibrations". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Trio pressing, with obi!)

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✨✧ WhoMagic Bus/My Generation ... LP
Decca/MCA, 1965/1968. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A Who double-header! On Magic Bus, The Who may look like they're tripping things out a bit – clearly a nod to the Magical Mystery Tour-era Beatles – but the groove here is tight, right, and pretty darn mod all the way through – very much in the spirit of the group's earlier albums on Decca! The tracks are all short, and still feature strong influences from soul and R&B – but they also show a great talent for sneaking in spookier bits or more complicated parts too – odd musical elements that might have their roots in older R&B, but which here are turned towards a more mature expression of the group's earlier idiom – really pointing the way towards some of their more ambitious projects in coming years! Titles include "Magic Bus", "Doctor Doctor", "Someone's Coming", "Our Love Was Is", "Call Me Lightning", "Pictures Of Lily", "Bucket T", "Run Run Run", and "Disguises". My Generation is the first full-length set from The Who – a blistering batch of rough-edged tunes that run the gamut from bluesy soul to sweeter pop to guitar-driven grinders that show an incredible amount of power – even at this early point! The album's somewhat all over the map, but in a good way – in that it already displays the rich talent the group had for many styles of music – that hard-to-peg quality that made The Who so undeniably Who-like over the years. Titles include the classics "The Kids Are Alright" and "My Generation" – plus "Instant Party", "A Legal Matter", "Out In The Street", "The Good's Gone", "La La La Lies", and "It's Not True". LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label pressing. Cover has a cut corner, light surface wear, and clear tape on the spine.)

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Eddie ChambleeRocking Tenor Sax Of Eddie Chamblee With Dayton Selby At The Organ ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good ... $14.99
Wild tenor/organ trio side featuring the great Chicago R&B tenor player with an obscure organist named Dayton Selby. Wailin' cuts, with the two of them trading off in a crazy way, especially on cuts like "Skang!" and "Champin". A tough one to find, and waaaay better than his LPs on Mercury! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & silver label pressing, with Van Gelder Stereo stamp.)

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✨✧ Tony Toni ToneRevival ... LP
Wing, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic early work from one of the most defining early 90s R&B combos. The CD's around in used stores everywhere, but the vinyl's not nearly as plentiful. Includes the tracks "Oakland Stroke", "Feels Good", and their cover of "It Never Rains (In Southern California)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and bumped corner.)

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✨✧ Yusef LateefAutophysiopsychic ... LP
CTI, 1977. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A strange bit of funk from Yusef Lateef – a bit of a change from his other 70s records, but pretty nice too! The record was recorded late in the CTI electric years – and it's got Yusef fronting a funky jazz group on five long tracks that have a decidedly R&B-ish current – that Kudu/CTI vibe, stretched out in arrangements by the great Dave Matthews – the maestro who maybe made the second greatest contribution to CTI charts after Bob James! Lateef plays tenor, soprano sax, flute, shenhai, and even vocalizes a bit – and Art Farmer also gets in lots of solos on flugelhorn – in a lineup that also includes Cliff Carter on keyboards, Gary King on bass, and Eric Gale on guitar. Titles include "Robot Man", "YL", "Communication", and "Look On The Right Side". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Autophysiopsychic ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Gilberto GilLuar (A Gente Precisa Ver O Luar) ... LP
Warner (Brazil), 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweetly soulful work from Gilberto Gil – an album that almost has him in the same sort of R&B-inspired territory as Marcos Valle's early 80s albums! Instrumentation includes a fair bit of keyboards and electric rhythms – all put together quite nicely by Gil, Lincoln Olivetti, and Liminha – with a style that borrows heavily from American soul of the time, yet still keeps enough of Gil's own spirit intact. The album's supposedly dedicated to John Lennon – but given the sound, that's more of a side note than anything else. Titles include "Morena", written with Cassiano, plus "Cores Vivas", "Cara Cara", "Axe Baba", "Palco", "Lente Do Amor", and "Se Eu Quiser Falar Com Deus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the fold-out insert.)

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RahmleeRise Of The Phenix ... LP
Headfirst, 1981. Near Mint- ... $6.99
If you've ever doubted the influence of Donald Byrd on jazz, this is an album that will change your mind! Trumpeter Rahmlee covers a wide range of Byrd's styles from the 70s – from the simpler funky jazz of the early Mizell years, to the later more R&B-ish work on Elektra, to some of Byrd's more vocal-oriented recordings – and he actually does a pretty darn nice job, hitting some good funky groove that have a strong trumpet sound. He's got help on the record from hipper soul jazz players like Don Myrick, Derf Reklaw, and Ndugu – and the album's a nice bit of funky jazz that holds together well cover to cover. Titles include "Rise Of The Phenix", "Think", "Never Give Up On You", and "Heartbreaker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Johnny Hammond Smith & Willis JacksonJohnny Hammond Smith Cooks With Gator Tail ... LP
Prestige, 1962. Very Good- ... $8.99
"Cooks" is right – because with Johnny Hammond on organ, and Willis Jackson on tenor, the set's already got some mighty heavy power in the frontline! The sound here is more in that early 60s soul jazz style than the later one – with Johnny's organ open on all stops, flowing and fluttering nicely as Jackson blows with a mean, gritty, R&B-drenched kind of tone! The rest of the combo includes Eddie McFadden on guitar and Leo Stevens on drums – and tracks are short, but filled with a nice degree of energy. Jackson drops out on a moody version of "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen", but the rest of the material is quartet based – and other titles include "Besame Mucho", "Delicious", "Neckbones", "Y'All", and "Good Nuff". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & yellow label NJ pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover as some wear.)

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Herbie HancockSunlight ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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✨✧ Louis JordanSomebody Up There Digs Me ... LP
Wing/Mercury, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
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. Cover has some wear.)

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Hank BallardOne & Only Hank Ballard & His Midnighters ... LP
King, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Hank Ballard definitely falls into the "one and only" category – especially with work as great as his sounds on this classic album for King Records! Hank sings in a style that's as badass as his look on the cover – as raw in these cuts as James Brown was during the same stretch for King – with an ability to both hit a hard groove with The Midnighters providing sharp R&B accompaniment – and also slide into some occasional heartbreaking numbers that were perfect for his raspy vocal approach. And although Hank had a few big hits for King in the 50s, this set's got lots more obscure numbers – showing that the genius of the young Ballard is a virtual bottomless well – on titles that include "I'm Crying Mercy Mercy", "I'll Keep You Happy", "I'll Pray For You", "Cute Little Ways", "Move Move Move", "She's Got A Whole Lot Of Soul", "So Good To Be Home", "House With No Windows", "Sugaree", and "Rain Down Tears". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s reissue pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Lou DonaldsonDifferent Scene ... LP
Cotillion, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
Post-Blue Note, and not nearly as funky as Lou's earlier work. Lou hits more of an R&B sax groove, and the production's pretty slick overall. The record's not terrible, and it has some appeal in kind of a 70s easy soul sax kind of way – but there's not the breaks and grooves you'd expect from Lou's other work. The record includes a nice cover of Minnie Riperton's "Lovin' You", and the Isley's "For The Love Of You" – plus the cuts "Keep Your Woman" and "Here's Lovin At You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Sugar Chile RobinsonGo Boy Go! ... LP
Duo (Netherlands), Late 40s/Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Frankie "Sugar Chile" Robinson's definitely a singer who earned his name – as little Frankie was just a kid when he cut most of these sides for Capitol Records! The style's a familiar one for the time – jump blues and R&B – delivered with the same sort of intensity you'd expect from bigger, more mature artists – with nary a clue to Frankie's age, save his slightly higher-toned vocals. Robinson also plays some mean piano on all numbers – vamping and romping with the best of his generation – and in a way, the lighter vocals almost remind us of work by a young Esther Phillips. LP, Vinyl record album

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Bob JamesSign Of The Times ... LP
Tappan Zee/Columbia, 1981. Very Good- Gatefold ... $0.99
Soulful 80s work from Bob James – a record that features him working a bit with Rod Temperton of Heatwave, in a style that's got a few more soul-based modes than before! Temperton wrote half of the tracks on the record – the tighter, catchier ones that often use a bit of backing vocals alongside Bob's keyboards – in a style that nicely breaks the mold a bit from the CTI years, and helps slide his smoother jazz groove into crossover R&B territory. And while you might wince at such a thought, James is actually better suited than most to do this sort of thing – as his sense of presence on the keys is still quite strong, and his traditional feeling for space still keeps the tunes nicely lean overall. Titles include "Sign Of The Times", "Love Power", "Unicorn", "Enchanted Forest", "Steamin Feelin", and "Hypnotique". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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James BrownJames Brown Sings Out Of Sight & Plays 22 Giant Hits ... LP
Smash, 1964. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
An odd double LP from Smash. In most respects, this LP looks like James Brown Sings Out Of Sight, but there's a double LP sticker across the front of the cover, and it contains a bonus record, perhaps packaged that way for department stores. Sings Out Of Sight 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 second LP in the set's an organ-based funky instrumental monster – with James 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
(Cover has a small cutout hole, light wear, factory sticker, and is bent near the spine.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithDon Gardner Trio Featuring Jimmy Smith & Bill Davis ... LP
Crown, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early moment of greatness for Jimmy Smith – an album that features his young, raw Hammond in the combo of Don Gardner – with a groove that's part jazz, part soul, and part R&B! The Smith of this era bears much more of a link to some of the first organ jazzers of the 50s – players like Wild Bill Davis or even Count Basie – especially given that most of these cuts are short and vamping, with less of the longer solos you'd hear on Jimmy's early Blue Note work. According to the title, Bill's also featured on some of these tracks – but as usual with Crown, the notes aren't great – so it's a bit hard to tell what's what. We can say, though, that the whole thing is mighty nice – rough-edged early soul jazz, with lots of cool twists and turns on the Hammond, guitar, and tenor! Titles include "Hands Off", "Hobo", "Paradise Found", "You Feel It", "More Soul", "Good Rockin", and "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy mono grey label pressing.)

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Mongo SantamariaA La Carte ... LP
Vaya, 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A set that continues the groove of Mongo Santamaria's other great Vaya work – and goes a bit more towards the R&B fusion mode – taking Mongo's Latin rhythms and infusing them with electric instrumentation to really make them cook! The sound is great, and the album grooves in a crackling dancefloor style that holds up well through all of the tracks. Titles include "Nada Mas", "Smiling Brown Eyes", "Asika", "Guajiro", "Hey You Sexy Thing", and "It Feels So Good". LP, Vinyl record album

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Willis JacksonGrease 'N' Gravy ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Near Mint- ... $23.99
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 and record are great – save for a very small bit of seam splitting in the corner.)

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Bobby LyleGenie ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Very Good+ ... $24.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Huey Piano SmithHavin A Good Time ... LP
Ace, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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
(Early 80s German pressing on Line. Cover has some stuck-on cellophane.)

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AirtoTouching You, Touching Me ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good ... $4.99
One of Airto's most polished records, and an album that we've really grown to love over the years! There's a pretty strong modern soul/R&B component to the album – but at the core, there's still a strong feeling for Brazilian rhythms, and the record's got a wonderfully warm Brazilian fusion component. Marcos Valle arranged many of the tracks with Airto, and the record's similar to some of his excellent R&B-ish work from the early 80s, particularly the stuff he did after working with Leon Ware. Great players and singers on the sessions, too – including George Duke, Herb Alpert, Flora Purim and The Sweet Inspirations. Tracks include "Heartbeat", "Amajour", "Partido Alto", "Open Space", "Tempos Atras", and "And Then We Touched The Sky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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SonicsHere Are The Sonics ... LP
Etiquette/Norton, 1965. Near Mint- (reissue)... $24.99
Good grief – the Etiquette Records debut of the mighty, maniacal Sonics – one of the most raucous rock & roll albums ever! The Sonics unleashed a fury on r&b and older rock & roll cover tunes – plus incendiary originals such as "The Witch", "Psycho" and "Strychnine" – in a way that was in a lot of ways unprecedented and hugely influential. How much roaring rock do you need? You need this much!!! Other tracks include "Do You Love Me", "Roll Over Beethoven", "Boss Hoss", "Money", "Walking The Dog", Nighttime Is The Right Time", "Good Golly Miss Molly" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 90s reissue.)

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Terry GibbsTerry Gibbs, Sal Nestico, Nat Pierce, Charlie Andrusm, Turk VanLake, & Jake Hanna ... LP
Time, Early 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
One of the most hard-grooving albums we've ever heard from jazz vibist Terry Gibbs – and a set that's full of surprises throughout! First, Nat Pierce plays jazz organ, instead of his usual piano – which gives the whole thing an R&B current you'd never expect – especially from Pierce – and which almost has Gibbs' vibes coming across like the sort of instrumentation you'd be more likely to hear on Prestige Records at the time! Also great is a young Sal Nistico, who blows tenor with a beautiful sound – rich, full, but also nicely compact for the short tunes on the date – which also romp along with contributions from Turk Van Lake on guitar, Charlie Andrus on bass, and Jake Hanna on drums. Almost a soul jazz set overall, and quite a cooker too – with titles that include "We Three", "Bathtub Eyes", "7F", "The Tweaker", "No Chops", and "Big Lips". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Terry Gibbs & Sal Nestico ... CD 9.99
 
 
 



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