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✨✧ VariousInstrumental Explosion – Incendiary Funk & R&B Instrumentals 1966-1973 ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 26.99
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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✨✧ George ClintonR&B Skeletons In The Closet ... LP
Capitol, 1986. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We kept hoping and hoping throughout the 80s that Clinton would get back into the funk of things, but it seems he never quite hit his stride, with the exception of the "Atomic Dog". And though we can't hold this up anywhere near his best work, it's a reasonably solid effort, given that we're now looking back on those 80s keyboard sounds, cheesy drum machines and bass heavy grooves with a bit more fondness these days. By this point, his band included former Headhunter Blackbyrd McKnight and former JB's Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker, plus the inimitable Bootsy Collins, and they cut seven grooves for you here, including "Electric Pygmies", "Do Fries Go With That Shake?" and the "Mix Master Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Delaney & BonnieD&B Together ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Great work from this wonderful duo – almost as much deep soul as roots rock – arranged and produced by Delaney Bramlett, with some great help in the studio! Titles include "Groupie", "Only You Know & I Know", "Country Life", "I Know Something Good About You", and "Comin Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing!)

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✨✧ Roscoe Gordon/Larry Birdsong/Billy Emerson/Lue CazzSouthern R&B – Vee Jay Blues/R&B Collection Vol 3 ... LP
Vee Jay/Overseas (Japan), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Japanese-only collection, featuring an overlooked side of Vee Jay Records – deep soul singles issued by the label, with a different vibe than their usual Chicago soul! Album features a few tracks each by Roscoe Gordon, Larry Birdsong, Billy Emerson, Lue Cazz, and Lee Diamond! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi – and in great shape!)

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VariousDiggin For Gold Vol 11 – A Collection Of Demented 60s R&B/Punk & Mesmerizing Pop ... LP
Busy Bee (Sweden), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
A really cool collection of lost cuts from the 60s – and one that goes a bit farther than other collections of this nature, as a good number of the groups are from spots around the world! Make no mistake, the vibe here is the sort that you'd hear coming out of American garages and back alley clubs in the mid 60s – but there's a nice variety of expression, too – with tunes that move between numbers jagged enough to be considered proto-punk, to others that embrace some of the sweeter modes of the time, but with a nice edge too. The set features work from South Africa, Israel, Hong Kong, and other points global – and titles include "Soul On Fire" by Moon Spinners, "I Hate Getting Up In The Morning" by Dickie Loader & Blue Jeans, "Try To Understand" by Prince Of Israel, "Ain't That So" by Mavi Isiklar, "You Don't Even Wink Your Eye" by Menace, "Please Go Away" by Les Viperes, and "Love Is Lavish" by Rackers. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Roy BrownSaturday Nite ... LP
Mr R&B (Sweden), 1950s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
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✨✧ King CurtisOld Gold ... LP
Tru Sound/Prestige, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet early cooker from King Curtis – recorded with a raw sound and a sense of fire that most of his other albums from this time didn't have! Part of the difference here is the setting – as the album's cut for Prestige's Tru-Sound subsidiary, which tended to have a rougher, more R&B approach. But another key factor is the group on the set – as it includes Jack McDuff on organ, Billy Butler and Eric Gale on guitars, and Willie Rodriguez on bongos and congas – all of whom make for some great added attractions to the record, and a really cohesive sound that's way more than just King blowing away on sax! Titles are all "old gold" numbers, but updated here with a hipper instrumental groove – and tracks include "Fever", "Honky Tonk", "So Rare", "Tippin In", "The Hucklebuck", "Lean Baby", and "Soft" – all taken almost in a King Records instrumental mode! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Tru Sound pressing with deep groove – a great clean copy! Cover has some light wear, but is very nice overall. Back cover also has a few light notes near the titles.)

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✨✧ Dr JohnGris Gris (mono version – on colored vinyl) ... LP
Atco/Jackpot, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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
(Remastered from the original 1968 mono mix, and pressed at RTI on colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Flora PurimNothing Will Be As It Was Tomorrow ... LP
Warner, 1977. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Quite different from Flora's earlier work, but in a way that we find quite compelling! The record was produced by Leon Ndugu Chancler, and it's got a smooth fusion sound that's kind of in a southern California R&B mode, played by a huge range of excellent Brazilian and west coast talents that include Patrice Rushen, Dorothy Ashby, Fred Jackson, Raul De Souza, Toninho Horta, and Airto. While this sound overwhelms the core of Flora's usual Brazilian jazz approach, it also expands some of the tracks to a great groove – with Flora's vocals on top, stretching out in a whole new way! Includes a great English language version of the Milton Nascimento classic "Nada Sera Como Antes", plus the cuts "You Love Me Only", "I'm Coming For Your Love", "Corre Nina", "Angels", "Bridges", and "Fairy Tale Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Dee Dee BridgewaterAfro Blue ... LP
Trio/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 27.98
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 Bridgewater, 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
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Afro Blue (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99
Afro Blue ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Billy OceanSuddenly ... LP
Jive, 1984. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The album that made Billy Ocean a superstar for a little while, one that had a HUGE couple of years on the charts, even longer service as a snapshot of its era, and is now one that we can look at freshly and appreciate for all of the unstoppably catchy pop soul craft that made it so massive in the first place! Billy's earlier Caribbean inflected pop and R&B was good stuff that deserved a bigger audience and boy did it ever find him with the mid 80s hits "Caribbean Queen", the killer ballad "Suddenly" and the crazy fun "Loverboy". Other tracks include "Mystery Lady", "Lucky Man", "Dancefloor" and "If I Should Lose You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rufus ThomasFunkiest Man – The Stax Funk Sessions 1967 to 1975 ... LP
Stax/Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs ... Just Sold Out!
The funkiest man? Could well be – and this set will more than support that case! By the time of these recordings, Rufus Thomas was already a legendary figure in the Memphis scene – an aging R&B star that also worked on radio and did a fair bit of promotion for other artists, including daughter Carla. At the end of the 60s, Stax brought him into the studio with the idea of pumping up his sound a bit – adding in some of the newer funky styles, which proved to be a perfect fit for Rufus' rough-hewn style of vocals. Tracks on the set feature a number of classic singles from these years, plus a few unissued numbers – with an all funky track list that includes "Funkiest Man Alive", "Give Me The Green Light", "Itch & Scratch", "Turn Your Damper Down", "Funky Hot Grits", "I'm Getting Better", "Sophisticated Sissy", "Funky Mississippi", "Git On Up & Do It", "The Breakdown (part 1)", "Push & Pull (part 1)", "Do The Double Bump", "Funky Robot (part 1)", "Memphis Train 75", and "Funky Bird". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Curtis AmyWay Down ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
An incredible album by one of the best soul jazz reed players to emerge from the LA scene of the 60s! Amy started his career playing R&B-ish organ/tenor material, but by this point, he was really opening up his bag a lot – hitting modalish grooves that showed definite traces of Coltrane, but which were also still firmly rooted in his Texas tenor tradition. This album's one of his rarest, and it features a very young Roy Ayers (billed as Ron Ayers) playing vibes, plus Marcus Belgrave on trumpet, Roy Brewster on trombone, and John Houston on piano. Titles include "Way Down", "Liberia", "Lisa", "Bells & Horns", and "A Soulful Bee, A Soulful Rose". Beautiful! LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing, with obi – PJ 0046.)

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✨✧ Sam LazarPlayback ... LP
Argo, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $34.99
One of a few rare albums from Hammond player Sam Lazar – a lesser-known artist from the same searing generation as Baby Face Willette and Jack McDuff, but a musician who never full got his due! This record was done for the Argo side of Chess Records, and it's got a raw sound that's equal parts soul jazz and R&B – with Sam doing some great work on the keys, and the obscure tenorist Miller Brisker in the group too – a really great musician who works with lots of unique twists – and spurs Lazar onto new heights of playing, with maybe an even farther reach on the keys than his other albums. Lazar wrote most of the set, and the tracks include "Deep", "Fuzz Buzz", "S&S", "Scootin", and "Long Gone". A nice bit of soul jazz, with a deep rootsy sound all the way through! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing with the deep groove. Back cover has some light wear and a cutout hole, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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✨✧ Toots & The MaytalsFunky Kingston (Island version) ... LP
Island/Get On Down, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
Masterful early 70s reggae from Toots & The Maytals – released first in 1971, and first reissued with this killer tracklist a few years later into the 70s – and flat out classic! The reggae rhythms are steeped in raw soul and R&B for truly distinctive vibe. Breezy Caribbean sounds that meld with heavy soul for an overall vibe that paved the way for most massively popular reggae music of all time. It does get much more wonderful than this, folks! The Island version essentially pairs up material from the original Funky Kingston release with alternate numbers from the In The Dark LP – and titles include the incredible "Time Tough", "Pomp And Pride", "Funky Kingston" and "Pressure Drop", cool covers of "Louie Louie" and Country Roads", ""Sailin' On" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Genobia JeterGenobia ... LP
Arista, 1986. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
One of the few secular soul albums ever cut by Genobia Jeter – a gospel singer who broke into R&B with this smooth mid 80s effort – a mix of tracks handled by different producers, taking Genobia from mellow quiet storm numbers into more club-oriented groovers. Hubert Eaves handles some of the most uptempo work on the set, and Genobia also gets backing from Robert Wright and Lesette Wilson, both of whom use a similar keyboard-driven groove to Eaves' sound. Titles include "Together", "Sunshine", "Peace Of Mind", "Take A Look", "All Of My Love", and "We Got Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with hype sticker. Cover has a cutout notch and a bumped corner. Shrink has a small hole on one corner.)

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✨✧ TrafficMr Fantasy (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The incredible first album from Traffic – a record that was already way ahead of the pack, and would set the tone for so many other sounds and modes from others in years to come! At some level, the group were just coming off the big beat group years in the UK – that time of strong inspiration from American soul, jazz, and R&B – but they're already pushing all these elements in very different ways – certainly psychedelic, as you'd guess from the image on the cover – but also still holding onto a lot of the soul and jazz that first inspired them! To our ears, the reed work of Chris Woods is as important to the record as the Hammond from Steve Winwood, guitar from Dave Mason, and drums from Jim Capaldi – plus the vocals from all three – and in addition to the classic title cut "Mr Fantasy", other tunes include "Dealer", "House For Everyone", "Berkshire Poppies", "No Face No Name No Number", and "Coloured Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine (40th anniversary yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Polydor, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... 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

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✨✧ Lloyd PriceMisty ... LP
Double L, Early 60s. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mr Personality turns his incredible set of pipes on a batch of pop standards, made up by Lloyd into his own uniquely styled numbers. He recruits Slide Hampton to handle the arrangements, played by his group with just a touch of R&B grit. Includes "On The Sunny Side Of The Street", "When I Fall In love", "Trouble", "That Lucky Old Sun", 'Misty", "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You", "Tennessee Waltz", "Pistol Packin' Mama" and "Cry On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has some wear and aging, with a half split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Maki AsakawaNothing At All To Lose ... LP
Universal (Japan), 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $52.99
Japanese singer Maki Asakawa is looking a bit more down to earth than on her 70s albums, and the sound is maybe a bit more in that mode as well – helped out nicely here by American soul artist Bobby Watson – not the jazz musician, but the bassist/keyboardist, who produced the whole set with a nice current of contemporary R&B! Maki's vocals sometimes have this great world-weary quality – referenced by her cigarette smoking image on the cover – almost an aging European female singer sort of vibe – like she's some hip French chanteuse. Most lyrics and song titles are in Japanese – but a few English-titled tracks include "Tokyo", "Kaleidoscope", "Nothing At All To Lose", and "Love Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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✨✧ Pacific ExpressBlack Fire (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A seminal album from one of the hippest groups going on the South African scene of the 70s – a combo who mixed equal parts electric jazz and R&B, in a mode that's strongly inspired by American groups of the time! The Pacific Express vibe has plenty of echoes of the Earth Wind & Fire sound of the mid 70s, but also has jazzier tones at times – especially on the keyboards, which hit some spacey Stevie Wonder moments on some of our favorite tracks. Other tunes come across with a bit more of a crossover vibe – a style clearly engineered to overcome the racial boundaries in South Africa at the time, and one that helped the group sneak in the back door to fame The jazz component of some of the best tracks is especially high – mixing keyboard and guitar lines next to more biting sax work – and players in the group include Basil Coetzee, Robbie Jansen, and other luminaries who went onto solo fame in later years. Titles include "Feelings", "Brother", "Sky Ride II", "Black Fire", "Love Your Baby Right", "You're Everything", and "Windsong". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousJesus Rocked The Jukebox – Small Group Black Gospel 1951 to 1965 (3LP set) ... LP
Concord/Craft, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of postwar gospel – one that really keeps the spirit of the "jukebox" in the title! The tunes here are all upbeat, and often share a lot with R&B material of the 50s – especially the vocal group numbers, which often echo more secular modes of early doo wop, but rise the lyrics towards more heavenly aims – while often imbuing the tunes with lots of earthy energy! All the tracks here are from the Vee Jay and Specialty Records labels – and in the case of Vee Jay especially, the well-chosen selection of tracks provides a long-overdue focus to tunes that have mostly been reissued for the spiritual market, and haven't gotten the kind of exposure in the soul scene that they've needed over the years! This collection really corrects that – handled by the excellent Craft division of Concord who've been giving us some great Stax reissues – and the package is overflowing with rare singles, a total of 40 tracks in all – accompanied by great notes in a really well-done package. Titles include "Let Jesus Lead You" by The Detroiters, "Let Me Ride" by The Staple Singers, "Ananais" by The Chosen Gospel Singers, "Wade In The Water" by Harmonizing Four, "This May Be The Last Time" by The Original Five Blind Boys, "Just Another Day" by Soul Stirrers, "I Am So Glad" by Patterson Singers, "I Dreamed Heaven Was Like This" by Highway QCs, "Move Upstairs" by The Gable-Airs, "Angels Watching Over Me" by The Detroiters, "The Lord's Prayer" by Swan Silvertones, "Sinner Run To Jesus (take 1)" by Soul Stirrers, and "People Don't Sing Like They Used To Sing" by Original Blind Boys. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ike & Tina TurnerWorkin' Together ... LP
Liberty, 1971. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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
(Cover has a drip stain on the front, light wear, and a trace of a price sticker.)

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✨✧ Roy BrownHard Luck Blues ... LP
King, Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(70s yellow label Gusto pressing. Cover has light stains at the bottom.)

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✨✧ PrinceControversy ... LP
Warner, 1981. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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✨✧ Bill CosbySilver Throat – Bill Cosby Sings ... LP
Warner, 1967. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A weird little record from Bill Cosby – a set that's not as all-out funky as some of his other vocal albums, but still pretty nice overall! The style here is more bluesy than soul-based, but production is still by Fred Smith, of 103rd Street Rhythm Band fame – and the album has a sense of grit that's a lot stronger than you might guess. Many of the tunes are covers from an older R&B era, and Cosby takes them with an approach that's a bit tongue-in-cheek at times – kind of garbling the lyrics and muddying up the sound, even though we know he can sing a bit more clearly from other records! There's certainly a few tracks that have a nice gritty soul sound, and titles include the great "Little Ole Man" which is basically Bill doing a skit over the "Uptight" rhythm – plus "Bright Lights Big City", "Big Boss Man", "Hush Hush", "Baby What You Want Me To Do", "Mojo Workout", "Doncha Know", and "Place In The Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label mono pressing. Cover has some splitting on the spine and light wear.)

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Milt BucknerRockin Hammond ... LP
Capitol, 1956. Very Good ... $11.99
A grooving set for Capitol, and one that features Milt Buckner both on organ and overdubbed piano – a blend that's pretty darn great, and which makes for some real twin-keyboard frenzy! The tunes are often upbeat and with an undercurrent of R&B – and guitar is by Everett Barksdale and Mickey Baker, who both spice things up nicely. Titles include "Blue & Sentimental", "Mighty Low", "The Beast", "Wild Scene", "Count's Basement", "We'll Be Together Again", and "Jumpin At The Zanzibar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese teal label pressing on heavy vinyl! In a flip back cover, with a trace of a price sticker and some light wear.)

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TimeTime (2LP red & white vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Warner, 1981. New Copy ... $30.99 31.98 On July 16, 2021
One of the two 80s masterpieces by this amazing Minneapolis group, before Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis left to change the face of commercial R&B! This first album and it's follow-up remain as a couple of the more enduring moments of slick, stylish American pop soul, and represent just a huge part of what we still love about the 80s! Titles include "Get It Up", "Girl", After Hi School", "The Stick", "Oh Baby" and the 10 minute jam "Cool", one of our fave cuts of the early 80s. "I'm cooler than Santa Claus, baby. . ." LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ George BensonBreezin ... LP
Warner, 1976. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A super huge hit for George Benson – and the record that took him from being a funky jazz guitarist into an R&B superstar – opening up sides of his talent that first emerged on his 50s R&B recordings as Little George Benson, but taken here into some very hip 70s territory! The album features George both playing and singing over arrangements by Claus Ogerman – some of Ogerman's best of the 70s, work that mixes together his trademark pillow of sound with a slightly funky bounce that's perfect for Benson's groove. The result is incredible – and the album is filled with loads of great songs – including George's excellent version of Bobby Womack's "Breezin", the hit version of "This Masquerade", and the cuts "So This Is Love", "Six To Four", and "Affirmation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and initials in marker.)

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✨✧ Alexander O'NealHearsay ... LP
Tabu, 1987. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. NOTE – Vinyl has a heated spot at the beginning of Side 1.)

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ManhattansManhattans Sing For You & Yours ... LP
Carnival, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $23.99
Great harmony soul from the Manhattans – a second volume of the Manhattans' best early work for the Carnival label! Classic 60s harmony soul, with a seminal approach that brought the best elements of rougher R&B into a tightly arranged and performed package of sophisticated urban soul. A dozen numbers in all, including "I Call It Love", "I Bet'Cha", "Sweet Little Girl", "There Goes A Fool", "Alone On New Years Eve", "All I Need Is Your Love", "I Wanna Be", "When We're Made As One", "Call Somebody Please", "For The Very First Time", "It's That Time Of Year" and "Baby I'm Sorry". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing – with obi! Back cover has some very light aging, but front is great.)

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✨✧ Gladys Knight & The PipsNeither One Of Us ... LP
SOUL, 1973. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key moment in the career of Gladys Knight & The Pips – and a record that opens the group up to a whole new sound for the 70s! When Gladys Knight started out as a raw R&B-ish singer in the early 60s, nobody would have expected her to have such staying power – and to become one of the 70s best interpreters of mellow ballads. This album's more than proof that Knight had plenty of staying power, and the title hit "Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)" went onto become one of the decade's biggest mellow soul tracks. It's backed up here by a number of nice tracks that have a harder soul sound, and which are arranged by some of Motown's best talents of the early 70s. Titles include "It's Gotta Be That Way", "This Child Needs Its Father", "And This Is Love", "Don't It Make You Feel Guilty", and a cover of "Who Is She To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the embossed cover.)

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✨✧ George BensonBreezin (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A super huge hit for George Benson – and the record that took him from being a funky jazz guitarist into an R&B superstar – opening up sides of his talent that first emerged on his 50s R&B recordings as Little George Benson, but taken here into some very hip 70s territory! The album features George both playing and singing over arrangements by Claus Ogerman – some of Ogerman's best of the 70s, work that mixes together his trademark pillow of sound with a slightly funky bounce that's perfect for Benson's groove. The result is incredible – and the album is filled with loads of great songs – including George's excellent version of Bobby Womack's "Breezin", the hit version of "This Masquerade", and the cuts "So This Is Love", "Six To Four", and "Affirmation". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Patrice RushenPizzazz ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant work from Patrice Rushen – one of the records that not only helped break her out of the jazz funk ghetto, and right into the mainstream – but a set that also had a pretty profound influence on the progression of soul in the early 80s! Rushen sings as well as plays keyboards – and really pushes the use of jazzy elements that would take R&B to the next level – almost inventing the 80s groove sound in the process! The whole thing's a totally sweet mix of funk and soul, tightened up to get everything in the door at the same time – and titles include "Givin It Up Is Givin Up", "Call On me", "Haven't You Heard", and "Let The Music Take Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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James Hunter SixNick Of Time (with bonus download) ... LP
Daptone, 2020. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
One of the best things that ever happened to singer James Hunter was the moment he formed his James Hunter Six – a great combo who've really helped Hunter deepen his groove in recent years! James was always a great vocalist – one of the best blue-eyed soul singers of the past 20 years – but with the Six, he's got this rock-solid vibe that really seems to bring out his best – as the group effortlessly moves between late R&B, 60s soul, and a few 70s influences – all with a style that's nicely left of center, and which never makes you feel like James and the group are trying to just echo the past! Instead, there's a personal approach that sets Hunter apart from the pack – one of those really unique talents in the world of soul, maybe like The Peddlers or Lonnie Satin, to name two of our favorites. All tracks are Hunter originals – and tunes include "Missing In Action", "Nick Of Time", "Who's Fooling Who", "Paradise For One", "He's Your Could've Been", and "Brother Or Other". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download card.)

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✨✧ Urbie GreenFox ... LP
CTI, 1976. Sealed Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Sealed 70s pressing!)

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Spooky ToothSpooky Tooth (aka It's All About) ... LP
Bell, 1968. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A masterpiece of psychedelic pop from the early years of Island Records – and a set that really captures that key shift from R&B-influenced sounds to much headier territory on the UK scene! Spooky Tooth came to this debut with a fair bit of previous activity in other groups – and there's a core energy here that still holds onto the soul-influenced grooves of the mod scene – which makes for some romping cuts that are almost freakbeat tunes, but which are twisted nicely with some fuzzier production and longer-haired expressions! The vocals have a nice undercurrent of soul – unabashedly powerful, but years before such a style would sound cliche – and the drums, bass, and guitar leap into the fray with equally wonderful energy. The approach is a bit like Procol Harum at the start, but more individual – and titles include "Too Much Of Nothing", "Society's Child", "Bubbles", "Forget It I Got It", "It Hurts You So", "Sunshine Help Me", and "Love Really Changed Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with Bestway stamp. Cover has a split top seam extending half way down the spine, some sticker remnants and a bit of pen on front, some wear and aging, and small initials in marker on back.)

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✨✧ Albert KingKing Does The King's Things ... LP
Stax, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the more obscure albums by Albert King – and a surprisingly great little set! Given that the concept – hinted at in the title – has Albert performing songs made famous by Elvis Presley, you might think that the record is a bit of a sell-out, or somewhat gimmicky. But given that a good number of these tracks have roots in rougher R&B, King's almost returning these tunes to their forebears with his performance on the set. There's a nicely gritty undercurrent to the grooves – almost a bit of Stax funk at times – and titles include "Hound Dog", "All Shook Up", "That's All Right", "Heartbreak Hotel", "Don't Be Cruel", "One Night", and "Love Me Tender". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing, in fantastic shape!)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesRay Charles Story Vol 2 ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... 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 & purple label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ VariousKeb Darge & Cut Chemist Present Lost & Found – Rockabilly & Jump Blues ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A different groove than usual from Keb Darge – not the deep funk we're used to seeing associated with his name, but a killer selection of rare R&B and rockabilly work – co-compiled here with Cut Chemist! Turns out both Keb and Chemist are longtime fans and collectors of the genres, and they really know their stuff – digging here as deep into 50s material as they might usually do with 60s and 70s soul and funk. But even without the high-end collector pedigree, the set's a great one – way more than just obvious older numbers – and filled with ultra-rare tracks that are as hard-grooving and gritty as they are obscure! As with other BBE compilations, the sound here is great – a very welcome antidote to all the dodgy rockabilly sets on the market – and Keb also includes some great liner notes too, offering up a unique London perspective on these older American sounds. 2LP set features a whopping 37 tracks in all – including "All I Can Do Is Cry" by Wayne Walker, "Chick Chick" by Junior Dean & The Avalons, "Cottonpickin" by Mickey Hawks & The Night Raiders, "Stressed Up" by Kick Em Jenny, "Juicy Fruit" by Rudy Greene, "Sadie Green" by Big T Tyler, "Stampede" by The Scarlets, "Fever" by Carlos & The Bandidos, "Shorty The Barber" by Lou Millet, "That'll Get It" by The Imps, "Long Time Dead" by Jack Rabbit Slim, "Don't Have A Heart Left To Break" by High Noon, and "Hot Dog" by Corky Jones. LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing from 2013 in the black cover.)

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✨✧ Jerry ButlerNeed To Belong ... LP
Vee Jay, 1963. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work by Chicago Iceman soulster Jerry Butler! Jerry's moving past the harmony formula of his earlier years with The Impressions, into a sophisticated style that would forever change the sound of male vocal soul. Jerry's a wonder with this material – delivering heartfelt tearjerkers in a mature style that had hardly ever been explored in the R&B market, yet still swinging with a good raw quality wherever the nature of the material called for it. Titles include "How Beautifully You Lie", "Such A Feeling", "Isle Of Sirens", "You Can Run But You Can't Hide", "Make It Easy On Yourself", "Message To Martha", "You Can Run (But You Can't Hide)", "Giving Up On Love", and "Whatever You Want". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Eddie Cleanhead VinsonBack Door Blues ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Near Mint- ... 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. There's another instrumental called "Vinsonology", 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
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing, RLP 3502, with microphone logo. Cover has minimal wear and a very small stain at the bottom left corner.)

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✨✧ EsqueritaSinner Man – The Lost Session ... LP
Norton, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing lost work from Esquerita – quite possibly the greatest album we've ever heard from this unique artist – even if it was never issued at the time! This rare session from 1966 cooks throughout – really falling off the rails in this wicked mix of soul, rock, and R&B – all served up at a level that's way different than any of the Little Richard cliches you might only know from Esquerita – and instead with this raw, soul-drenched energy that's like some of the best new breed stompers of the 60s! Organ dominates the instrumentation on most tracks, and the drums are plenty pounding – and Esquerita's vocals sound even more soulful than ever, with a great sense of focus that really sends the album soaring on the best numbers! Titles include "Hittin On Nothin", "Sinner Man", "Leave Me Alone", "Letter Full Of Tears", "On Broadway", and some alternates of a few tracks too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun Ra & OthersRocket Ship Rock ... LP
Norton, 1960s. New Copy ... $13.99 16.00
Wild and wooly Rocket Ship Rock from Sun Ra and his Arkestra – featuring shout blues vocalist Yochanan – often billed as "the man from outer space" and a cat who could give Screamin Jay Hawkins a run for his money in the excitable oddball category – jumping 60s r&b with an interstellar theme, freaked out jazz, and unhinged genius from the Saturn vaults! Rocket Ship Rock features material that's the next stratospheric step from the early doo wop era recordings, with Yochanan coming unhinged without ever jettisoning his considerable charisma, on most of the numbers – including rare Saturn tracks, unissued and alternate and rehearsal takes – plus rare numbers other vocalists including Little Mack, Lacy Gibson and Ebah (both from the later 60s when Ra was going crazy for the Batman themes) and Don "Dino" Dean. Amazing spacey 60s soul & r&b with a wild eyed grit and the Arkestra in it's nicely gritty realm of the cosmos. Very well packaged by the folks at Norton, with nice liner notes, too. Titles include "Muck Muck", "Hot Skillet Momma", "Rocket Ship Rock", "The Sun Man Speaks", "Message To Earth Man" (#s 1& 2) with Yochanan, plus "Tell Her To Come On Home" feat Little Mack, "I Am Gonna Unmask The Batman" feat Lacy Gibson and an unissued version with Ebah, plus "Space Stroll" featuring Don "Dino" Dean. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jim FordHarlan County (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Sundown/Light In The Attic, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Damn! Here's a record we wish we'd been treasuring for years and years, but it came into our lives more than 40 years after it was recorded, released and largely forgotten – a masterpiece of funky country rock & soul from Jim Ford! '69's Harlan County is a record that brings so many styles into the mix that it could make you dizzy if it wasn't all so perfectly grounded by gritty southern roots, R&B and swampy rock – plus Ford's vocals, which range from wildly bugged out to richly emotional. We hear he once dated Bobbie Gentry and that makes some creative sense, given the blend of country roots and worldly smarts. You can actually compare him to lots of folks. He is as omnivorous of country, rock and southern soul in all its forms as Charlie Rich, but Ford's nowhere nearly as restrained by convention – and he's drawing from deeper wells of funk and soul. Tony Joe White comes to mind, too, as do a number of Muscle Shoals soul singers of the era. That said, Ford's his own animal! We came in late, but we'll love this record for the remainder of our time on earth. Some famous fellows played on the sessions, but we won't name them, 'cuz Ford deserves all credit from us. Includes "Harlan County", "I'm Gonna Make Her Love Me", "Dr Handy's Dandy Candy", "Working My Way To LA", "Spoonful", "To Make My Life Beautiful" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ TimeTime ... LP
Warner, 1981. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the two 80s masterpieces by this amazing Minneapolis group, before Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis left to change the face of commercial R&B! This first album and it's follow-up remain as a couple of the more enduring moments of slick, stylish American pop soul, and represent just a huge part of what we still love about the 80s! Titles include "Get It Up", "Girl", After Hi School", "The Stick", "Oh Baby" and the 10 minute jam "Cool", one of our fave cuts of the early 80s. "I'm cooler than Santa Claus, baby. . ." LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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R KellyTP-2.Com ... LP
Jive, 2000. Near Mint- 2LP ... $39.99
19 tracks in all, including "TP-2", "R&B Thug", "The Greatest Sex", "Like A Real Freak", "Fiesta", "I Wish", "I Wish (rmx – To The Homies That We Lost)" and"Feelin' On Yo Booty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a line of marker though the barcode.)

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✨✧ Amos Milburn13 Unreleased Masters ... LP
Aladdin (France), Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of early R&B by one of the genre's best – the mighty Amos Milburn, a singer who brought a new level of hardcore to the genre! The set features recordings taken from the vaults of Aladdin Records – issued here for the first time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover has an index label at the top left corner.)

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✨✧ Janet JacksonVelvet Rope ... LP
Virgin, 1997. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Janet Jackson's not straying too far from the past, but she's also really emerging here as an artist with more strength and maturity than anyone might have guessed in the decade before! Janet's still recording with help from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, but both they and she have really found a way to reach out and embrace all the best changes in R&B that have happened during the 90s – and used them to make sure that nobody's going to mistake Jackson for just Michael's sister who got lucky with a few hits! There's plenty of great surprises, interludes, and guest stars – all of which make the longer space of the record really hold up – and titles include "Got Til It's Gone", "Velvet Rope", "Empty", "What About", "Can't Be Stopped", "I Get Lonely", "Rope Burn", "Together Again", "Free Xone", "Go Deep", and "My Need". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, including the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a hype sticker in the top right corner.)

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VariousJukebox Jam 2 – Blues & Rhythm Revue ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A sensational sequel to one of the greatest compilations of rare rhythm & blues we've seen from the deep diggin' Jazzman label – one that goes even deeper than the first! A good deal of these juke box treasures are from the mid 50s to early 60s – all of 'em ones that have been overlooked since way back in the day, having escaped the attention of all but the most devoted collectors for decades! Jumping R&B is the core sound here, but this volume is actually a more diverse batch than its predecessor – with some grittier proto-rock R&B, some more swinging jazz numbers, and a bit of popcorn soul as well – all of 'em killer! Titles include "Lament" by Mamie Perry, "If You Ain't Got No Bread", "Tears Baby" by Johnny West, "Rock A While" by Dewey Guy & The Fabulous Six, "Cat Music" by Dave Bartholomew, "I Done Done It" by Amos Milburn, "Swingin'" by Saunders King., "Big Game Hunter" by Steve Gibson The Red Caps, "Cleopatra" by The Mark VI, "I'll Get You, Too" by Billy Emerson, "That Ain' The Way To Do It" by Big Sis Andrews, "I'll Walk A Mile" by Bob Marriott & The Continentals, and "It Only Hurts A Little While" by Little Willie John. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ LizzoCuz I Love You ... LP
Atlantic, 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The breakout record from Lizzo – a set that's even more musically striking than its instantly-iconic cover image! The record bristles with an energized take on contemporary R&B, mixed with just the right dose of hip hop – and although Missy Elliott guests on one track, Lizzo's clearly showing the world that she's ready to take the mantle from the queen, with a much more honest, upfront songwriting approach – on titles that include "Boys", "Lingerie", "Heaven Help Me", "Exactly How I Feel", "Tempo", "Crybaby", "Soulmate", "Like A Girl", and "Cuz I Live You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sergio MendesBrasil 86 ... LP
A&M, 1986. Sealed ... $14.99
One of Sergio Mendes' strongest soul sets of the 80s – a record that seems to bring his music back into focus a bit more than some of the previous albums – even though it still keeps things strongly in a contemporary R&B mode! Production and arrangements here are shared by Sergio with Peter Wolf – who's got a surprisingly subtle touch at times – and vocals are by Lani Hall, Siedah Garrett, Michael McDonald, and Philip Ingram – as well as the older Brazilian singer Gracinha Leporace. Tracks have some slight Brazilian touches, but the overall style is mostly smooth quiet storm 80s R&B – with titles that include "Daylight", "Take This Love", "What Do We Mean To Each Other", "Your Smile", "The River", "No Place To Hide", and "Here Where I Belong". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Freddie RoachDown To Earth ... LP
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous album from organist Freddie Roach – arguably his best record ever for Blue Note, and a really wonderful session! The set's got Freddie opening up in a slightly hipper groove than on some of his more R&B-influenced sides – working with a quartet that includes Percy France on tenor, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Clarence Johnston on drums. Tracks are longish, with some really great rhythms – and show Freddie moving past straight Hammond grooving, into a more righteous mode that would emerge even more on his albums for Prestige. 6 tracks in all, and the titles include "De Bug", "Ahm Miz", "Althea Soon", and "Lion Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA stereo pressing. Cover has minimal wear and aging.)

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Dave Baby CortezDave Baby Cortez & His Happy Organ ... LP
Clock, 1960s. Very Good ... $4.99
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
(Mono white label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie".)

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✨✧ VariousLegendary Wild Rockers 4 – Compiled By Keb Darge & Little Edith – A Collection Of Rare Rockabilly & Surf From The Fifties & Sixties ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A storming mix of R&B, early soul, and rare rockers – all hand-picked by the famous team of Keb Darge and Little Edith! We first knew Keb as an expert in raw funk over 20 years ago – back at a time when few DJs cared about the style – and you can definitely hear Keb's funk-trained ears at work here – as the tunes are all plenty raw and filled with sharp edges – way way different than any mainstream assumptions you might have about rock or soul from this time! The vibe is similar to some of the best Cramps-fueled compilations, or some of the hipper Norton titles – and titles include "Get Whiz" by The Dazzlers, "Jam & Jelly" by The Col-Lee Jets, "Shis Kebab" by The Black Albinos, "Dance Franny Dance" by The Floyd Dakil Combo, "Nervous Breakdown" by Gregory Dee & The Avanties, "Steady With Betty" by Benny Joy, "Please Give Me Something" by Bill Allen & The Back Beats, and "The Shake" by George Fleming. LP, Vinyl record album

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Andre Williams & Velvet HammerWhip Your Booty – Rare & Unreleased Soul Funk & Dance Jams 1967-1977 ... LP
Soul Tay Shus/Tuff City, 1970s. New Copy ... $18.99
Rare 70s funk from Andre Williams – one of the maddest funky artists of all time! These tunes are quite different from Andre's raw R&B of the 50s, and his funky 45s of the 60s – more in a tight ensemble groove, with a P-Funky approach that has weird vocals colliding with heavy basslines, sweet keyboards, and tight groove overall. The tracks were recorded in Chicago and Detroit – most with vocals by The Velvet Hammer – and titles include "I Don't Need Mary (Juana)", "The Vow", "I Betcha Gonna Like It", "There's A Party", "Man To Woman, Woman To Man", "I Wanna Be Your Show", and the "blue" and "red" versions of the instrumental track "The Velvet Groove"! LP, Vinyl record album

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Baby Face WilletteFace To Face (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
One of the all-time great tenor/organ sessions on Blue Note – totally fierce, with a sound that's a lot rawer than most other work on the label! The incredible Baby Face Willette grooves it hard and heavy on Hammond – working in a quartet that includes Fred Jackson on tenor, Grant Green on guitar, and Ben Dixon on drums – a killer lineup that makes for a very cooking sound throughout! There's a bit of an R&B-ish tinge to most of the tracks on the set – gutbuckety soul jazz, of the sort you'd hear on a label like Prestige, but recorded with more of the Blue Note sense of poise and professionalism – a very unique blend that makes the album an essential one in any collection. Titles include "Swingin' At Sugar Rays", "Face To Face", "Something Strange", and "Goin Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Tone Poet Series – heavy vinyl and cover!)

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✨✧ Moody BluesGo Now – Moody Blues #1 (aka Magnificent Moodies) ... LP
London, 1968. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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. Cover has light surface wear and minor seam splitting.)

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Van MorrisonHis Band & Street Choir ... LP
Warner, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $34.99
One of the great albums from Van Morrison during that incredible peak period – and a record that stands out as a less emotionally fraught effort after the heavy mood of Astral Weeks and the super far-reaching Moondance albums. Here Van concentrates a bit more on his love of R&B, but still with some soaring touches. Titles include the unshakable classic "Domino", plus "Crazy Face", "I've Been Working", "Blue Money", "Virgo Clowns", "Gypsy Queen", "Street Choir" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s German green WB label pressing. Cover has some surface wear, bent corners, and small spots of gloss separation.)

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VariousI'll Take You There – The 2nd Rosko Show ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A mid 70s compilation of soul and R&B artists on Atlantic. Nothing earth shattering here, just a solid collection of tracks. 13 tracks in all, including "The Ghetto" and "Love Love Love" by Donny Hathaway, "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" by the Detroit Spinners, "Cool Jerk" by the Capitols, "Rock Steady" by Aretha Franklin, "Memphis Soul Stew" byKing Curtis, "Rainy Night In Georgia" by Brook Benton, "Warm & Tender" by Percy Sledge, "I'll Take You There Where The Music's Playing" by the Drifters, "Fire & Water" by Wilson Pickett and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has a cut corner and unglued seams.)

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✨✧ IdBig Time Operators ... LP
Festival/Blank (Australia), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An Australian group with plenty of soul – a 60s combo that lives in the same R&B and soul-inspired sounds that you'd find on the London scene at the same time! These guys have a mighty tight rhythm section – with drums that really create a nice current of funk on many numbers, and which mean that when these guys want to dabble in the styles of Atlantic or Stax Records, they certainly have the chops! Yet there's also some more fuzz on the guitar and a few trippy elements in the production – which remind us that they're a rock combo, too – but one who really knows how to groove, on titles that include "You Got Me Hummin", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "Watch Out", "Big Time Operator", "Sister's Got A Boyfriend", "Devil Got My Woman", and "Feel Awright". LP, Vinyl record album

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Percy MayfieldWalking On A Tightrope ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99 About August 27, 2021
Great work from R&B legend Percy Mayfield – one of the singer's most obscure sessions, and really more of a soul record overall! The album was done for Brunswick at the end of the 60s – and has lots of work from Chicago soul arrangers like Johnny Cameron and Willie Henderson – both of whom give the set a nice sort of west side kick, with a groove that's somewhere in between Syl Johnson and Tyrone Davis! Mayfield's vocals definitely still hang onto an older school of singing – but the arrangements can't help but update his groove – and a number of the tracks have this great funky crackle at the bottom that's a mighty nice surprise. Titles include "I Made It Just The Same", "Alma Lee", "My Baby's Gone", "To Me Your Name Is Love", "PM Blues", and "Danger Zone". LP, Vinyl record album
This title is scheduled for release about Friday, August 27.

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Ruth BrownBlack Is Brown & Brown Is Beautiful ... LP
Skye, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $16.99
A hip little set from Ruth Brown – miles away from her earlier R&B for Atlantic, and much more in the adult, righteous, and contemporary mode you'd expect from the title! The session's one of the key sides from the late 60s Skye Records catalog – and like others on the label, it features Gary McFarland production, and some great small group backings by a group that includes Richard Tee on organ, Billy Butler on guitar, and Herbie Lovelle on drums. Ruth's trials and tribulations are listed in detail inside the notes – and the record was one of the first re-discovery efforts that Brown undertook – a session that was trying to help her pay her dues, and expose her to the same sort of audiences that were lapping up Aretha Franklin at the time, but not giving as much attention to older singers. Tracks are a mix of (then) contemporary numbers and updated older tunes – with titles that include "Yesterday", "Please Send Me Someone To Love", "Lookin Back", "Try Me & See", "Miss Brown's Blues", "My Prayer", and "This Bitter Earth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear in one corner, but is nice overall.)

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Jimmy RushingMister Five By Five ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Great material from Jimmy Rushing's 50s comeback years – hard-groving tracks with a hint of R&B! LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue.)

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Clyde McPhatterClyde (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $18.99
We'll be the first to admit that for years, we never forgave Clyde McPhatter for leaving The Drifters – but as time has gone on, hearing records like this really have made us appreciate his greatness on his own! The record's a non-stop testament to McPhatter's vocal talents – a perfect display of his unique way of singing, and the way that it helped pave the way for countless soul artists to come in the 60s. Backings are all in the best Atlantic Records R&B mode of the 50s – rough sometimes, a bit warmer at others. This is an unusual Japanese pressing, part of an 80s series which used original covers, but added estra tracks – so this one features 14 titles that include "A Lover's Question", "Since You've Been Gone", "Lovey Dovey", "Bip Bam", "Come What May", "Love Has Joined Us Together", and "No Love Like Her". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing. Back cover has some aging, but front looks great.)

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Janet JacksonAll For You ... LP
Virgin, 2001. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
Janet Jackson soars into the 21st Century with another one of her instant classic albums – the kind of sets that had her sounding maybe even sharper and more consistent than her brothers were at the time! Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are still on board at the helm, and the tunes definitely have the snappy, catchy vibe that works so well with Janet's vocals – but also fresher and more changed up for a new generation of R&B. Titles include "You Ain't Right", "All For You", "Come On Get Up", "Doesn't Really Matter", "Better Days", "Son Of A Gun", "China Love", "I Trust A Try", "Would You Mind", and "Feels So Right". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAbove The Rim – The Soundtrack (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Death Row, 1994. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... On June 12, 2021
18 tracks of 90s R&B and G-Funk. Includes "Part Time Lover" by H-Town, "Regulate" by Nate Dogg & Warren G, "Afro Puffs" by Lady Of Rage, "Jus So Ya No" by CPO-Boss Hog, and "Dogg Pound 4 Life" and "Big Pimpin" by The Dogg Pound Gangstas. (Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, June 12. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning Saturday, June 12. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after noon on June 12 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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Little Willie JohnSure Things ... LP
King, 1961. Near Mint- ... $14.99
It's always a sure thing when we see the name of Little Willie John on the cover of a record – a sure thing that the music's going to be great, the vocals sublime, and the whole thing a non-stop package of raw early soul! Willie's a singer who recorded for King Records during the same early years as James Brown and Hank Ballard – and his tremendous talents were part of that label's trio of genius at the time – a genius that, for Willie, got cut too short due to some time behind bars – a later legacy that's maybe always informed people's understanding of his music. Yet even without that back story, the sounds here are amazing on their own – extremely powerful, and a great fusion of earlier R&B modes with the growing soul styles to come – cut right to the bone with stellar King production. Titles include "My Love Is", "I Like To See My Baby", "Walk Slow", "The Very Thought Of You", "Loving Care", "You Hurt Me", "I'm Shakin", "A Cottage For Sale", and "There's A Difference". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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Toots & The MaytalsFunky Kingston (turquoise & cream split vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Island/Get On Down, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... On June 12, 2021
Masterful early 70s reggae from Toots & The Maytals – released first in 1971, and first reissued with this killer tracklist a few years later into the 70s – and flat out classic! The reggae rhythms are steeped in raw soul and R&B for truly distinctive vibe. Breezy Caribbean sounds that meld with heavy soul for an overall vibe that paved the way for most massively popular reggae music of all time. It does get much more wonderful than this, folks! The Island version essentially pairs up material from the original Funky Kingston release with alternate numbers from the In The Dark LP – and titles include the incredible "Time Tough", "Pomp And Pride", "Funky Kingston" and "Pressure Drop", cool covers of "Louie Louie" and Country Roads", ""Sailin' On" and more. (Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, June 12. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning Saturday, June 12. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after noon on June 12 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Funky Kingston (Island version) ... LP 16.99

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LL Cool JMama Said Knock You Out ... LP
Def Jam, 1990. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.98
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

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James BrownIt's a Man's Man's Man's World ... LP
King/Universal, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
James Brown, proud and loud – a smoking 60s album that provides a great link between his earlier styles and his freer roots – with a brilliant blend of funk, soul, and a touch of raw R&B! Given the power of The Godfather at this point, there's no denying that even the older cuts have a punch that few others could match – making for a record that feels mighty darn unified, despite the stretch of time between a few of the recordings. Titles include the funky gems "Ain't That a Groove (pts 1 & 2)", "The Scratch", "Is It Yes or Is It No", and James' great version of "The Bells" that's always been one of our favorites – plus Just You & Me", "I Love You Yes I Do", "Come Over Here", and "I Don't Mind". The cover also comes with an "autographed" photo of James on the back with the text "James Brown Fans – Frame This 8 x 10 Picture" – and an image that says "Soul Brother #1 Is Peeking At You Thru The Key Hole"! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousMad Mike Monsters Vol 3 – A Tribute To Mad Mike Metrovich ... LP
Norton, 1960s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Magical music from the days when radio really mattered – an assortment of raw and raunchy singles all popularized by Pittsburgh DJ Mad Mike Metrovich in the 60s! Mad Mike had an ear that was unlike anyone else – a way of seeking out unusual tunes with a gritty edge – cuts that fell far from the charts, and included a rich array of garage, instrumental, and R&B-influenced styles! Even at the height of his popularity, Mike was dedicated to digging up little-heard singles – and would often work towards keeping them obscure by covering up the labels – a practice that was still yet to come in hip hop or Northern soul scenes. This amazing series does a great job of making Mike's music live again – combining rare singles with a few radio spots too – and packaging the whole thing will full notes on Mike, the Pittsburgh scene, and the rich array of record stores and radio stations that allowed music this great to exist! Titles on this third volume include "Firewater" by Premieres, "Strollie Bun" by Blonde Bomber, "Malanese" by Avalons, "Monkey Man" by Baby Huey & The Babysitters, "The Birds" by Motivations, "Oo Ma Liddi" by JJ Jackson & The Jackals, "Cotton" by Duvals, "Come On Back" by Big Syl Barnes, "Zebra" by Youngsters, "Done Done The Slop" by Ervin Rucker, "Cherry Juice" by Marino Choice, "The Hunch" by Mad Mike & The Maniacs, and "Uncle John" by Wild Child Gipson. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousMad Mike Monsters Vol 1 – A Tribute To Mad Mike Metrovich ... LP
Norton, 1960s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Magical music from the days when radio really mattered – an assortment of raw and raunchy singles all popularized by Pittsburgh DJ Mad Mike Metrovich in the 60s! Mad Mike had an ear that was unlike anyone else – a way of seeking out unusual tunes with a gritty edge – cuts that fell far from the charts, and included a rich array of garage, instrumental, and R&B-influenced styles! Even at the height of his popularity, Mike was dedicated to digging up little-heard singles – and would often work towards keeping them obscure by covering up the labels – a practice that was still yet to come in hip hop or Northern soul scenes. This amazing series does a great job of making Mike's music live again – combining rare singles with a few radio spots too – and packaging the whole thing will full notes on Mike, the Pittsburgh scene, and the rich array of record stores and radio stations that allowed music this great to exist! Titles on this first volume include "Get It" by Silvertones, "Chicken Rock" by Scott Wood, "Goo Goo Muck" by Ronnie Cook & The Gaylads, "Send-Di" by King Rock & The Knights, "Carioca" by Aqua Nites, "She Can Rock" by Little Ike, "Swingin Little Chicky" by Belltones, "Do The Del Viking" by Patrice Holloway, "Gismo" by Jimmy Heap, and "Mysterious Teenage" by Vels. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ray CharlesBest Of Ray Charles – The Atlantic Years (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Rhino, Late 50s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Ray Charles didn't start his career on Atlantic Records, but the company definitely helped him find his groove – and opened up a raw side of his talents that forever changed the world! In Ray's later years for the label, he brought in some jazz and the sophisticated styles he'd explore more in the 60s – but this set is much more heavy on the more R&B-based work that made Charles a key early chapter in soul music – served up here on titles that include "I Got A Woman", "Blackjack", "It Should've Been Me", "What Would I Do Without You", "Lonely Avenue", "Ain't That Love", "Just For A Thrill", "What'd I Say (part 2)", "Drown In My Own Tears", "Night Time Is The Right Time", and "This Little Girl Of Mine". LP, Vinyl record album

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TavaresWords & Music ... LP
RCA, 1983. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Hey, now – this is much more than merely Words & Music – it's a solid further step into a sweet 80s groove for the Tavares brothers! Their status as one of the great sibling vocal groups in R&B is on full display on this final album for RCA. The production is right at home in the keyboards-heavy 80s modern mode – but it's the vocals lead the way! Butch, Tiny, Chubby, Pooch and Ralph Tavares are such pros, and such a tight unit, there's really nothing they couldn't pull off! They still sound great here with a stylistic update of their sound – without ever compromising the classic R&B-styled vocal groove! Includes "Ten To One", "Deeper In Love", "Caught Short", "You're My All In All", "Baby I Want You Back", "I Really Miss You Baby", "Don't Play So Hard To Get", "Us And Love (We Go Together)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch, some very light moisture damage, and lightly bent corners.)

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Patrice RushenPrelusion ... LP
Prestige, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
A great set from Patrice Rushen – very different than her later R&B work from the 80s! The record's her first, and at the time, Patrice was much more of a jazz artist – working here with a cool west coast set of players (Joe Henderson on tenor, Hadley Caliman on alto and soprano, and Oscar Brashear on trumpet), playing a range of keyboards, from acoustic and electric piano, to ARP, and clavinet. The tracks are long, and have a wonderfully composed soul jazz vibe – feeling a heck of a lot like work on labels like Strata East, deeply dipping into a soulful bag that's solid and real, with no fakery or tricks to make the mood happen. Includes the nice moogy groover "Puttered Bopcorn", plus "Shortie's Portion", "7/73", and "Haw Right Now". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRock & Roll Party ... LP
Regent, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $38.99
A searing set of early R&B from Savoy/Regent Records – not rock, but great cuts by singers and instrumentalists who include Big Jay McNeeley, TJ Fowler, Little Esther, Hot Shots, Paul Williams, Heywood Henry, and Hal Singer! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original green Regent label pressing, with deep groove and RVG etch! Cover has a split spine, but is nice overall.)

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Eddie KirklandWay It Was ... LP
Tru Sound/Red Lightnin (UK), 1962. Near Mint- ... $14.99
UK issue of a raw early set from Eddie Kirkland – equal parts blues and R&B – with titles that include "Man Of Stone", "I Tried", "Something's Gone Wrong In My Life", "Baby You Know It's True", "Saturday Night Stomp", "Down On My Knees", and "Daddy Please Don't Cry". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has a very small bump on one edge, but is great overall.)

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✨✧ VariousUnissued Sixties Garage Acetates Volume 4 – I've Had Enough ... LP
Norton, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Norton Records, the reigning deep garage rock relic hunters, have done it again – a straight up incredible batch of rugged, shambling r&b fueled, punk rock prefiguring singles from 1964-1968 – stuff that's never even been officially released! The stuff runs the gamut, from raw, but capable blue eyed interpretations of r&b, to wild instrument bashing in the most hard charging and stumbling tradition. Some of it's ultra low fi, others raw, but with a clarity that could have pushed it closer to the mainstream – totally great stuff that's gotta be fresh news to even the most devoting 60s garage enthusiasts! Titles include "I Don't Want To See You" by Blue Embers, "Jack Of All Trades" by Henchmen, "Stay Away" by Michelle's Menagerie, "Gonna Find My Way" by Jagged Edge, "Do You Love Me" me by Younger Set, and perhaps the holy grail of the entire series, "Zippered My Heart" by a group called Reign – featuring a young firebrand who goes by the name of Johnny Thunders. LP, Vinyl record album

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Mary J BligeReflections (A Retrospective) ... LP
Geffen, 2006. Near Mint- 2LP ... $69.99
As the subtitle says, a retrospective of the queen of hip hop soul's street and radio friendly R&B with 15 tracks in all, including a few songs that were exclusive to the release. Titles include "Reflections (I Remember)", "We Ride (I See The Future)", "You Know", "King & Queen" with John Legend, "No More Drama", "Family Affair", "Real Love", "No One Will Do", "Be Without You", "I'm Going Down", "911", "My Life '06", "Not Gon' Cry", "Be Happy" and "I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need To Get By (Razor Sharp mix feat. Method Man)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued bottom seam and marker through the barcode.)

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✨✧ Scherrie PayneIncredible ... LP
Everland (Austria), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A late solo set from ex-Supreme Scherrie Payne, and nicely different than the 70s work she did after leaving that famous group! The set's got this great bubbling bounce – part 80s soul, part 80s club – and the record's put together by a host of top-shelf talents – from producer Wayne Henderson at the helm, through a lineup that includes keyboards from Phillip Ingram and guitars from Craig T Cooper. Ingram also adds a bit of guest vocals to the record, bringing the whole thing into a mode that echoes some of the more familiar R&B styles of the time – while still keeping the indie edge of the set. Titles include "Incredible", "Testify", "Touch Me Up", "Right Stuff", "On & On", "Hot Flash", and "Get Closer". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousTurn It Loose, Ain't No Good – Savoy Gospel 1970 to 1979 ... LP
Savoy/Honest Jons (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
An insanely fantastic look at the strong legacy of gospel music from Savoy Records – a company who were initially a powerhouse in the fields of jazz and R&B, but who moved into the gospel world and dominated that market for decades! Savoy is a bit like Chess Records – a company who really learned how to record blues singers and soulful styles from the secular world, then used that same ability to work some real magic on songs from the more spiritual side of the spectrum – an approach that really made for top-shelf music, even as the decades moved on! Savoy's gospel legacy has always been a bit underground – not nearly as reissued for larger audiences as their jazz and blues material – but this collection does a great job of correcting that lack, by presenting their music in a wonderful format – all in a mix of rare cuts and classics from the gospel underground. This second volume features work from Savoy's prime 70s gospel years – 20 tracks by artists who include The Metro Tones, Betty Hollins, Gene Martin, Swan Silvertones, Artistic Sounds, James Moore, Holy Lights Of Baltimore, Brooklyn Skyways, World Wonders, Myrna Summers, Brockingham Ensemble, Prof Charles Taylor, Exciting Supreme Highlights, and Highway QCs. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eddie VinsonCherry Red Blues ... LP
King, Late 50s/Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice King Records compilation of earlier material by Eddie Cleanhead Vinson – featuring plenty of cuts you won't find in any other format. Vinson's got a jazzier style than most of the 50's R&B singers, and he also plays some tasty alto with a good raw edge, which keeps the tracks exciting. Titles include "Featherbed Mama", "Person To Person", "My Big Brass Bed Is Gone", "I Need You Tonight", "Cherry Red", "Kidney Stew", and "Ashes On My Pillow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing. Cover has split seams and surface wear.)

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Sergio MendesSergio Mendes (1983) ... LP
A&M, 1983. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Upbeat soul from Sergio Mendes – but a record that's still got a Brazilian heart beating underneath! The sound of the set is very much in the best mainstream soul modes of the time – never too electric overall, but put together with a nicely warm groove that continues the legacy of R&B-influenced music that Sergio first started in the 70s. Vocals are by a variety of singers – including Gracinha Leporace, Carol Rogers, Leza Miller, Geoff Lieb, and others – and just when you think the whole thing's more LA than Rio, Sergio has a nice way of throwing in a slight Brazilian touch to remind you of his roots. Titles include "My Summer Love", "Carnaval", "Never Let You Go", "Voodoo", "Si Senor", and "Life In The Movies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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TreniersAfter Hours With The Fabulous Treniers ... LP
Hermitage, Late 50s. Very Good ... $33.99
A Chicago R&B classic, and a tough bit of wax to find. The Treniers were one of the city's raunchiest groups, and although they played lots of upscale nightclubs, they also had crazy antics and songs that made them the talk of the town on both sides of the tracks. This set's got them doing a mix of standards and more off-kilter stuff, and the track list includes "Rockin Is Our Business", "After Hours Bossa Nova", "Charmaine", "Baldhead", and "Why". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has moderate wear, a frayed corner and a fully split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ PrinceControversy (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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
(Comes with a limited edition color poster.)

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Maynard FergusonNew Vintage ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Maynard really grooves it up on this one – playing with a group that's even larger than some of his early 70s funk sessions, in a style that's got traces of disco and R&B-styled fusion! The set was arranged, conducted, and produced by Jay Chataway – who's going for a nice smooth mode on most of the cuts, almost in the slick manner of some late 70s cop show soundtrack. Tracks are a bit longer than usual, with more room for the groove, and titles include the originals "Oasis" and "El Vuelvo", a surprisingly nice disco take on "Maria", and the cuts "Airegin" and "Star Wars". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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PiottaSuburra – Blood On Rome ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), 2021. New Copy ... $32.99
A mix of styles served up nicely in support of the final season of the series Suburra – with just the right blend to match the crime narrative of the story! Some cuts are instrumental and more familiar soundtrack styles – others offer up contemporary Italian soul and hip hop modes – plenty of beats and lots of touches from R&B – with lyrics in Italian throughout! Titles include "Suburra Theme Song", "Scivola Via", "E Ora Di Andare", "La Giostra", "Fiore Dell'Infame", "Suburra", "Cuore Nero", and "E Ora Di Andare (FF rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chocolate Buttermilk BandHead Games – The Story of Larry Akles & CBM Records ... LP
Past Due, Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
The overlooked legacy of the Chocolate Buttermilk Band – a long-running combo from the North Carolina scene – one who opened for or backed up some of the biggest soul artists to visit their state – then created some great music on their own! Make no mistake, these guys are way more than just a backing band – as their years of experience gave them some mighty sharp skills, with the kind of top-shelf large funk ensemble instrumentation that you'd expect to hear from a group on a much bigger label – not the kind who were releasing tracks on their own small imprint. The range of work here is also pretty great too – not just catchy funk tracks, but also some well-crafted mellower cuts and ballads thrown into the mix – really showing these guys as a fully-formed R&B act who might have broke bigger, had they gotten the chance. Titles include "Head Games", "Mr LSD", "Freaking", "Chills", "No Way", "Baby Don't Let Go", "Ain't No way", and "Can't Let Go". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousYou Better Get Ready – Savoy Gospel 1978 to 1986 ... LP
Savoy/Honest Jons (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An insanely fantastic look at the strong legacy of gospel music from Savoy Records – a company who were initially a powerhouse in the fields of jazz and R&B, but who moved into the gospel world and dominated that market for decades! Savoy is a bit like Chess Records – a company who really learned how to record blues singers and soulful styles from the secular world, then used that same ability to work some real magic on songs from the more spiritual side of the spectrum – an approach that really made for top-shelf music, even as the decades moved on! Savoy's gospel legacy has always been a bit underground – not nearly as reissued for larger audiences as their jazz and blues material – but this collection does a great job of correcting that lack, by presenting their music in a wonderful format – all in a mix of rare cuts and classics from the gospel underground. Savoy kept going strong into the 80s, in a mix of styles that includes some funk and boogie – served up here on 17 tracks by artists that include Solomon Burke, Genobia Jeter, World Wonders, Edith Moreno, Glenn Jones & The Modulations, Hollywood Stars, James Cleveland, Holy Lights Of Baltimore, Sensational Williams Brothers, Gospelaires Of Dayton, Helen Hollins Singers, Edith Moreno, and The 4th Of May. LP, Vinyl record album

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Reuben PhillipsBig Bad Band At The Apollo ... LP
Ascot, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A sweet set from Reuben Phillips – the bandleader at the Apollo Theater, when it was going full swing in the 60s! The group here is a nice mix of soul jazz with R&B currents – served up with work from Phillips on alto, alongside more alto from James Powell, tenor from Robert Ashton, baritone from Pete Clark, trumpets from Harold Johnson and EV Perry, piano from Adriano Acea, and guitar from the great Billy Butler! There's lots of originals on the set – including "Reuben's Tune", "Two By Four", "Uptown", "High Low", "Guitar Speaks", and "The Theme" – plus versions of "What'd I Say", "Can't Sit Down," and "Eric's Flute". LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has some light wear – front looks nice.)

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VariousBeat Scene (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Decca (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP ... $34.99
An excellent collection of work from one of our favorite strands of the British scene of the 60s – the all-important beat scene – the mod-styled groups that started to emerge from England at the time, influenced by American soul and R&B, but working in a style that was clearly all their own! There certainly were echoes of the beat sound in the music of The Beatles and other Brit invasion combos – but on the fringes of the scene, the styles were much farther-reaching, and eventually set the stage for progressive and jazz rock modes at the end of the 60s. The key years of the beat scene are nicely documented here by a variety of different groups that go way beyond familiar hits. Titles include "Now I Know" by The Beat Chicks, "I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door" by The Pete Best Four, "Once In A While" by The Brooks, "Who'll Be The Next In Line" by The Knack, "Heart Of Stone" by The Hi Numbers, "Did You Want To Run Away" by Tierney's Fugitives, "I Was Only Playing Games" by Unit 4 & 2, "Lost My Girl" by Rick & Sandy, "That's What I Want" by The Mauraders, "Keep On Dancing" by Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, and "Hurt Me If You Will" by The Mark Four. LP, Vinyl record album
(UK Record Store Day limited edition pressing!)

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Screamin' Jay HawkinsWhat That Is ... LP
Philips/Third Man, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99
Screamin Jay Hawkins caught at the height of one of his first "revival" periods – the late 60s, when he was opening for the Rolling Stones, and popping out of the same sort of coffin pictured on the cover! The style of the record takes the older R&B mode of Hawkins' 50s singles, and maybe gives it a bit more of a kick with some of the younger blues generation – but in a way that only seems to open up his music more than before. The album was recorded live in a Hollywood club, where Hawkins was clearly trying out the act that was winning him appeal with the new crowds – and players include Lyle Ritz on bass, Plas Johnson on tenor, Earl Palmer on drums, and even a bit of piano from Grahame Bond. Titles include "Ask Him", "Thing Called Woman", "Dig", "I'm Lonely", "What That Is", "Constipation Blues", and "Feast Of The Mau Mau". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousUnissued Sixties Garage Acetates Volume 2 – She Was So Bad ... LP
Norton, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Norton Records, the reigning deep garage rock relic hunters, have done it again – a straight up incredible batch of rugged, shambling r&b fueled, punk rock prefiguring singles from 1964-1968 – stuff that's never even been officially released! The stuff runs the gamut, from raw, but capable blue eyed interpretations of r&b, to wild instrument bashing in the most hard charging and stumbling tradition. Some of it's ultra low fi, others raw, but with a clarity that could have pushed it closer to the mainstream – totally great stuff that's gotta be fresh news to even the most devoting 60s garage enthusiasts! Titles include "Life Of My Own" by Loved Ones, "It's Your Choice" by Briks, "I Love You So" by Others, "The Laugh's On You" by Other Ones, "And You Believe Me" by Fabulous Courdels, "I've Paid My Dues" by Creations, "Thinkin Bout It" by Sheep and more. 14 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousUnissued Sixties Garage Acetates Volume 1 – Get Off My Back ... LP
Norton, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Norton Records, the reigning deep garage rock relic hunters, have done it again – a straight up incredible batch of rugged, shambling r&b fueled, punk rock prefiguring singles from 1964-1968 – stuff that's never even been officially released! The stuff runs the gamut, from raw, but capable blue eyed interpretations of r&b, to wild instrument bashing in the most hard charging and stumbling tradition. Some of it's ultra low fi, others raw, but with a clarity that could have pushed it closer to the mainstream – totally great stuff that's gotta be fresh news to even the most devoting 60s garage enthusiasts! Titles include "Yesterday We Laughed" by Cirkit, "Too Many Reasons" by Coachmen, "I Want You" by Thorns, "The Hill" by Hidden Charms, "Want Me" by Night Crawlers, "Get Off My Back" by Henchmen, "Hey Baby" by Khuns and more. 14 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SonicsBoom ... LP
Etiquette/Norton, Mid 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The Sonics Boom indeed – because back in the day, the group were easily one of the rawest, hardest, heaviest sounds to come out of the Pacific Northwest – and that's saying quite a lot, given their other company on the scene! This early full album for the Etiquette label has The Sonics blasting out at all their best – a mostly-noisy, guitar-driven, garage-drenched sound that also sometimes slides into surprisingly more soulful territory too! The group are way more than just another gritty garage combo – and have a rough-edged sense of excitement that easily matches some of the best early work of bigger UK groups of the 60s – especially given The Sonics' clear love for American R&B and soul. Titles include "Cinderella", "Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark", "Let The Good Times Roll", "He's Waitin", "Louie Louie", "Jenny Jenny", "Don't You Just Know It", and "Shot Down". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousStranger I May Be – Savoy Gospel 1954 to 1966 ... LP
Savoy/Honest Jons (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An insanely fantastic look at the strong legacy of gospel music from Savoy Records – a company who were initially a powerhouse in the fields of jazz and R&B, but who moved into the gospel world and dominated that market for decades! Savoy is a bit like Chess Records – a company who really learned how to record blues singers and soulful styles from the secular world, then used that same ability to work some real magic on songs from the more spiritual side of the spectrum – an approach that really made for top-shelf music, even as the decades moved on! Savoy's gospel legacy has always been a bit underground – not nearly as reissued for larger audiences as their jazz and blues material – but this collection does a great job of correcting that lack, by presenting their music in a wonderful format – all in a mix of rare cuts and classics from the gospel underground. This first volume focuses on work from the earliest years of Savoy's gospel productions – and features 24 tracks by The Davis Sisters, Gospel Chimes, Jimmy Scott, Roberta Martin Singers, Swindell Brothers, Christones, Gospel Harmonettes Specials, Harmonizing Five, Famous Ward Singers, Blind Boys Of Alabama, Stars Of Faith, Gospel Cavaliers, and even the Staple Singers! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousUnissued Sixties Garage Acetates Volume 5 – You Tore My Brain! ... LP
Norton, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Norton Records, the reigning deep garage rock relic hunters, still digging up gold – rugged, shambling r&b fueled, punk rock prefiguring singles from 1964-1968 – stuff that's never even been officially released! The stuff runs the gamut from raw, but capable blue eyed interpretations of r&b, to wild instrument bashing in the most hard charging and stumbling tradition. Some of it's ultra low fi, others have a clarity that could have pushed it closer to the mainstream – totally great stuff that's gotta be fresh news to even the most devoting 60s garage enthusiasts! Includes some great tracks by unknown artists, plus The Pharoahs, IVBidden, Jams Street Overpass, Sir Winston & The Commons and more. Titles include "Sick And Lonely" by IVBidden, "Watusi" by Invictas, "No Sorrow" by Sir Winston And The Commons, "I Can't Go On" by Fanatics, "The Hunter" by Unknown, "She Can't See" by James Street Overpass and more. 14 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousUnissued Sixties Garage Acetates Volume 3 – Train To Nowhere ... LP
Norton, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Norton Records, the reigning deep garage rock relic hunters, have done it again – a straight up incredible batch of rugged, shambling r&b fueled, punk rock prefiguring singles from 1964-1968 – stuff that's never even been officially released! The stuff runs the gamut, from raw, but capable blue eyed interpretations of r&b, to wild instrument bashing in the most hard charging and stumbling tradition. Some of it's ultra low fi, others raw, but with a clarity that could have pushed it closer to the mainstream – totally great stuff that's gotta be fresh news to even the most devoting 60s garage enthusiasts! Titles include "Woman" by Fantatics, "I'm Gone" by Noblemen, "My Heart Is In Pain" by Dave And The Wanderers, "Hey" by Wombats, "Let Me Tell You Girl" by Juveniles, "I Feel So Well" by 4 Dimensions, "I'm On My Own" by Straightjackets, and more. 14 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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