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✨✧ VariousReal R&B ... LP
Excello/Stateside (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Lots of raw work from the legendary Excello label – with tracks from Jimmy Anderson, Lonesome Sundown, Leon Austin, Whispering Smith, Slim Harpo, Lightnin Slim, Earl Gaines, and Silas Hogan! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono UK pressing, in a flipback cover, from 1964! Cover has some very light wear, and a small trace of a sticker in one bottom corner.)

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✨✧ VariousHarlem Heavies – Anthology Of Rough & Tough New York R&B (1954 - 1962) ... LP
Moonshine (Netherlands), Mid 50s-Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Featuring work from Larry Dale, Jack Dupree, Little Danny, Cousin Leroy, Stick McGhee, Teddy McRae, Wilbert Harrison, Little Terry, Dossie Terry, Washboard Bill, Brownie McGhee, and Mickey Baker. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousPlanet Mod – Brit Soul, R&B, & Freakbeat From The Shel Talmy Vaults (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Ace/Big Beat (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Planet Mod is a pretty groovy place – a spot in the solar system where rock, blues, and soul effortlessly blend together – thanks to the mighty talents of the legendary producer Shel Talmy! The set here is a great dip into the farther reaches of Talmy's records of the 60s – way past the hits, to show the kind of magic that really made the studio genius such a key force in developing the sound of London at the time – often with a fair bit of influence from America, but in a way that was already shifting into fresh British modes for the new audiences overseas. As always with Ace, the package and presentation are stunning – and the set even features some rare tracks that truly come from the vaults, mixed with other obscure singles, and supported with a great deal of notes. 24 tracks in all – and titles include "Mai Lee" by John Lee Hooker, "Don't Let It Be" by The Tribe, "Goodbye Girl" by The Preachers, "Goodbye So Long" by The Soul Brothers, "Broken Truth" by A Wild Uncertainty, "Life's Too Good To Waste" by Tony Christie & The Trackers, "Stone Crazy" by Screamin Jay Hawkins, "Too Much Of A Woman" by The Corduroys, "Have You Ever Had The Blues (alt take)" by Ray Gates, "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" by John Lee's Groundhogs, "Unto Us (demo version)" by The New Breed, and "Think" by The Total. LP, Vinyl record album

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

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✨✧ Dusty Brooks, Doc Wiley, Billie McAllister, Christine Kittrell, & OthersNashville R&B Vol 3 – Hear My Story ... LP
Krazy Kat (UK), Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Rare Nashville R&B from the 50s – with work by Dusty Brooks, Doc Wiley, Billie McAllister, Christine Kittrell, Jimmy Sweeney, Jack Cooley, and others. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousYou Gotta Have Soul – Raw Sonoran R&B and Funk 1957 to 1971 (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Zia, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare soul from an unlikely source – the city of Phoenix, Arizona – a place that most folks don't normally associate with the same sort of soul from Chicago, Detroit, and Philly! Yet as this set attests, the city had a hell of a soul scene back in the 60s – work that's especially strong on the deep soul and funk sides of the spectrum, but which also includes some earlier R&B moments, and great vocal group material too! There's not a huge amount here in the way of notes, but the package is still a fantastic introduction to this music, and will definitely get us digging more – thanks to tunes that include "Funky Night Club" by The Soulsations, "Wolf Call" by The Tads, "Cry Cry Cry" by Eddie Dimas & The Upsets, "Stacked" by Butch McGhee, "Ham Hocks & Beans (parts 1 & 2)" by Chuck Womack & The Sweet Souls, "Who Stole My Girl" by Little Worley & The Drops, "You Gotta Have Soul" by The Four Dimensions, and "Too Good To Be True" by Lon Rogers & The Soul Blenders. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing!)

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VariousWest Coast Winners: An Anthology Of Classic West Coast Blues & R&B 1953-1967 ... LP
Moonshine (Netherlands), 1950s/1960s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Featuring Al King, T Bone Walker, Haskell Sadler, Percy Mayfield, Tiny Powell, Flash Terry, Ted Taylor, and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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Arthur Alexander/Chuck Jackson/Roy MiltonGreatest R&B Stars ... LP
Guest Star, 1950s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousInstrumental Explosion – Incendiary Funk & R&B Instrumentals 1966-1973 ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
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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Big Time SarahUndecided ... LP
Blues R&B, 1985. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray AgeeI'm Not Looking Back ... LP
Mr R&B (Sweden), Mid 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Featuring Johnny Heartsman. LP, Vinyl record album

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Magic SlimLive At BLUES ... LP
Blues R&B, 1987. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Ted TaylorSomebody's Always Trying ... LP
Mr R&B (Sweden), Late 50s/Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A late 80's compilation of some of the greatest work ever recorded by Ted Taylor – done as a string of sessions in Chicago, New York, and Nashville for Okeh Records. Taylor's a singer with a wonderful voice – one that was more famously tuned towards bluesier work later in his career, but which is hear heard coming off an initial run in doo wop – in a mix of modes that includes both Chicago and southern soul styles! Production is by Carl Davis, Billy Sherrill, and others – and no matter what the setting Taylor's vocals are incredible – crackling with a sense of emotion and soul that made him one of the singers to match at the time, even if his Okeh years never yielded that many hits. 18 songs in all, including "Since You're Home", "Be Ever Wonderful", "Hold Me Tight", "She's A Winner", "That Happy Day", "Someday (I Know, I Know", "My Darling", "If It Wasn't For You", "Top Of The World", "Somebody's Always Trying", "Try Me Again", "It Ain't Like That No More", "You've Been Crying", "Dancing Annie", "So Hard", "You Give Me Nothing To Go On", "Can't Take No More", and "Long Distance Love". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousRoots Of Rock N Roll ... LP
Savoy, 1950s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
2LP set that brings together early R&B sides recorded for the Savoy label – not really rock and roll as the title might imply, but a good set of cuts that's sort of an overview of the label's classic hits in the pre-soul universe! Includes the sublime "Bad Boy" by The Jive Bombers, plus "Misery", "Lost In A Dream", and "Head Hunter" by Johnny Otis; "Hot Rod" and "Cornbread" by Hal Singer; "Marie", "Count Every Star", and "Old Man River" by The Ravens; "Candy" and "Mean To Me" by Big Maybelle, and "The Hucklebuck" by Paul Williams. Lots more obscure stuff, too – and a good set of notes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some aging.)

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✨✧ Wilbert LongmireWith All My Love ... LP
Tappan Zee/Columbia, 1980. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
Sweet later work from guitarist Wilbert Longmire – a warm mixture of soul and funky jazz – and easily one of the better records to come from the Tappan Zee label at the time! Production is by Bob James and Jay Chattaway – with an R&B-inflected vibe that's a bit like some of the best late 70s work on Kudo or CTI. Longmire's still got that wonderfully chromatic style on guitar – which works well in this setting – and even though he sings a bit on the record, it's the instrumentals that keep us listening. Titles include "Take Your Time", "Music Speaks Louder Than Words", "Strawberry Sunset", "Hawkeye", and "But I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ VariousBeat Scene ... LP
Decca (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... About August 29, 2020
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. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Regina BelleAll By Myself ... LP
Columbia, 1987. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A sweet debut from soul singer Regina Belle – a nice dose of class and sophistication in the world of mid 80s R&B! Regina's got a well-developed style right from the start – the kind of poise that you might hear from someone like Phyllis Hyman, especially on the mellower cuts – with nice undercurrents of jazz that really help send the whole thing home – and really keep the album away from cloying commercial styles too! The set features some mighty nice instrumental elements alongside the vocals – including keyboards from Dexter Wansel and alto from Don Myrick – and titles include "Show Me The Way", "Intimate Relations", "Gotta Give It Up", "So Many Tears", "Please Be Mine", and "You Got The Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Nino Tempo & April StevensDeep Purple ... LP
Atco, 1963. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A classic set from pop pair Nino Tempo & April Stevens – a duo who had a great way of folding their vocals together in the space of a catchy tune! Some numbers feature April singing alone, in that breathy style of earlier years – but the best tracks have both singing together, over jaunty backings from Jimmy Haskell – who romps things along with very bassy bottoms that are a wonderful mix of R&B-influenced rock and pop! Titles include the hit "Deep Purple",plus "Paradise", "Baby Weemus", "True Love", "It's Pretty Funny", "One Dozen Roses", "Indian Love Call", and "I've Been Carrying A Torch For You So Long That I Burned A Great Big Hole In My Heart" – proof that the pair had a sense of humor! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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✨✧ DeodatoMotion ... LP
Warner, 1984. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A tasty LP from Deodato's later years where he was leaning a little more heavily on commercial R&B and soul for inspiration than his jazzier approach of earlier years. Motion has Deodato moving into the realm of 80s soul – using a bit more of an electro feel overall – one that often includes work on Prophet, Linn drums, and DMX next to the more traditional instrumentation of the set. There's some great vocals from the Juicy team of Jerry and Katreese Barnes – singing in a style that's deeply soulful, and which really balances out the electronics with a good deal of vocal warmth. Camille also sings on a few tracks on the set, and titles include "SOS Fire In The Sky", "Never Knew Love", "Bus Stop", "Motion", "Are You For Real", and "Make You Feel Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some wear.)

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✨✧ Rhonda ClarkBetween Friends ... LP
Tabu, 1989. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great set of modern soul Rhonda Clark – one that really should have catapulted to super-stardom in the late 80s! Rhonda has the goods here – crisp, modern productions that are as strong as any R&B circa '89 – a diverse, attractive voice and a bunch of great songs. We can't fathom why it didn't top the charts at the time, but it's really strong stuff! Between Friends has production on Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis on the masterful single "State Of Attraction"– and their on board as musicians on some other tracks, too – with production by Randy Ran, Chuck Howard and Jellybean Johnson. Titles include "Does That Make A Man", "I Love Your Body", "Sugar", "Stay Here, Stay Near", "Now Matter How", "Sugar" and "Between Friends". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Clyde McPhatter & The DriftersBip Bam ... LP
Atlantic/Edsel (UK), Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Some of the best early singles by The Drifters – material cut at a time when the legendary Clyde McPhatter was at their lead – plus solo material by McPhatter too, singing with a style that set the tone for countless soul artists in the 60s, and which is a sublime blend of gospel roots, bluesy overtones, and the sweeter side of R&B – all supported by incredible harmonies from the rest of the group on the Drifters numbers. Titles include "Money Honey", "Let the Boogie Woogie Roll", "Warm Your Heart", "The Way I Feel", "Honey Love", "Bip Bam", "There You Go", "Try Try Baby", "Everyone's Laughing", "Three Thirty Three", "Such A Night", and "Gone". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chico HamiltonStar Studded Cast (aka Tanganyika) ... LP
Tampa, 1956. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A real lost slice of work from the career of Chico Hamilton – recorded for the short-lived Dig label, owned by R&B artist Johnny Otis in the mid 50s! The group here is slightly different than Hamilton's quintet that recorded for Pacific Jazz – in that it's got a sound that's a bit less arranged, and which often opens up into some more freewheeling jazz styles at times. Buddy Collette and Jim Hall are on the session from Chico's regular group – and Buddy's really the co-leader of the set, and contributed some fantastic original tunes that are perfect for his colorful work on reeds. And the group's also got Curtis Counce on bass and Gerald Wiggins on piano – bringing a decidedly heavier groove to the record than on most 50s Hamilton work – one that's topped off by the trumpet of John Anderson, often muted but still powerful enough to make its presence known on the set. Titles include the Collette originals "It's You", "Green Dream", "Jungle Pogo Stick", "Tanganyika", and "A Walk On The Veldt" – plus other session originals "And So Is Love", "Wagnervous", and "The Blindfold Test". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy pink label Tampa pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Louis Jordan & His Timpany FiveJivin' With Jordan ... LP
Charly (UK), 1940s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $13.99
An excellent collection of some of Louis Jordan's best work – his seminal 40s sides for Decca, recorded with his hard-swinging Timpany Five combo! The tracks are short and swinging, a key precursor to R&B and later soul – delivered with an undeniable groove and plenty of good nature from Louis, not to mention a few great jokes as well! Titles include "At The Swing Cats Ball", "You're My Meat", "That Chick's Too Young To Fry", "No Sale", "Early In The Morning", "Daddy O", "Onions", "Psycho Loco", "Lemonade", "All For The Love Of Lil", "Buzz Me", and "How Long Must I Wait For You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James BrownJames Brown Sings Out Of Sight ... LP
Smash, 1964. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
One of the stranger James Brown albums from the 60s! The record is one of the only vocal albums he cut for the Smash label – and it was issued during a time when James was strangely contracted to two labels – King and Smash. His dual contract situation was that he couldn't record any new original vocal material for Smash – apart from the title track "Out Of Sight", which had already been snuck on the market, and which is a sinister funky track built along the same lines as "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" (not on this album.) Apart from that track, the rest of the material on the record is more traditional R&B and pop stuff – sung by James in a strong soul style. Titles include "Somethin Else", "Nature Boy", "Maybe The Last Time", "I Wanna Be Around", "I Got You", and "Good Rockin Tonight". The liner notes are great, too – with some pretty interesting information on Brown's career, and African-American politics. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ Bonnie PointerIf The Price Is Right ... LP
Private I/FTG, 1984. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Bonnie Pointer sounding great in the mid 80s– on a hard-to-find album cut for Private I/CBS after a drawn out split with Motown – one that finds her in a prime, catchy dancefloor R&B mode! To our ears, If The Price Is Right holds up as well as a lot of the pop soul of the period, including Bonnie's siblings The Pointer Sisters – though it obviously didn't hit as hugely! It's got crisp keyboards, programming and 80s boogie, but there's also some room for more more tender balladry and chugging club soul reminiscent of the late disco years. Of course, Bonnie's lovely, soulful voice is the most important characteristic. An overlooked album that's well worth catching up with! Include "Premonition", "Johnny", "Come Softly To Me", "Under The Influence Of Love", "Your Touch", "Tight Blue Jeans", "There's Nobody Quite Like You" and "If The Price Is Right". This FTG CD has a whopping 9 bonus tracks – single, club, dub and extended 12" mixes and more – including "Your Touch (Club Version)", "Premonition (Dance Version)", "There's Nobody Quite Like You (Single Version)", "The Beast In Me (12" Version)", "Heaven" from The Heavenly Bodies soundtrack. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Quincy JonesQ – The Best Of Quincy Jones ... LP
A&M, Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
An excellent set of 70s soulful fusion from Quincy – recorded during his legendary A&M years, when he was working with some of the best new singers in the soul business, like Leon Ware, Patti Austin, Luther Vandross, and James Ingram. The album leans towards the smoother soulful side of Quincy's work, and features many classic R&B oriented cuts like "The Dude", "Body Heat", "Is It Love We're Missin", "Superstition", "I Heard That", "Razzamatazz", and the Latiny groover "Ai No Corrida". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and a Best For Less sticker on front.)

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✨✧ George ClintonSome Of My Best Jokes Are Friends ... LP
Capitol, 1985. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
While little of Clinton's work under his own name in the 80s compares favorably with the best of the Parliament-Funkadelic years, it's still fairly solid compared to a lot of the other commercial R&B dreck that was being peddled at the time. With the sort of fat bass, loads of synthesized keyboards and brittle drum machine sounds that were stock in trade during that era, but an undeniable groove running throughout most of the tunes, like "Double Oh Oh", "Bulletproof", "Bodyguard" and "Some Of My Best Jokes Are Friends". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ReddingsClass ... LP
Believe In A Dream, 1981. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A nice early 80s set from The Reddings – the group featuring two sons of Otis Redding and a sweet set of funk steeped R&B! Dexter Redding plays bass, and there's a whole lot of bass in the mix, bringing some funk into the groove very nicely – with some post disco pop soul melodic numbers, that work very well, too. The Reddings bring out a mix of tighter, leaner numbers with pop funk style with a couple of sweet, string accented slow jams on Class and it's solid stuff! Titles include "Class (Is What You Got)", "If You Feel It", "Main Nerve", "Hurts So Bad", "Love Dance", "Love Is Over" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Sonny CrissBest Of Sonny Criss – Hits Of The 60s ... LP
Prestige, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
In one of the most surprising jazz turns of the 60s, veteran LA bop alto player Sonny Criss developed a huge talent for turning out amazing soul jazz versions of hits from the pop and R&B charts of his day. Most of these gems were recorded during his "comeback" years at Prestige, and although it might be easy to dismiss the titles as simple pop covers, the tracks are actually excellent – and blow away some of the straighter work on Criss' LPs of the time. This 1969 set brings together 6 of the best examples of this talent, all tracks that are perfect solo vehicles for Criss' raspy soulful tone, one of the best we've ever heard on alto, and at the height of its powers on this LP. Titles include "Sunny", "The Beat Goes On", "Ode To Billie Joe", and "Eleanor Rigby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has cutout hole.)

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✨✧ ColosseumThose Who Are About To Die Salute You ... LP
ABC/Dunhill, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A jazz rock masterpiece from Colosseum – the kind of record that the British scene could do far far better than any American group at the time! The set is a sweet blend of late beat group grooving – using the heavy R&B-influenced guitar and organ styles of earlier years, and working them into a more open-ended, more improvisational approach that had a surprising amount of soul! Most cuts have vocals, but the instrumentation is what really dominates the set – especially on the sweet organ work from Dave Greenslade, and the always-great sax work by Dick Heckstall-Smith. Titles include the funky "Debut", and the cuts "Walking In The Park", "Plenty Hard Lick", "The Road She Walked Before", "Mandarin" and "Those About To Die". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC/Dunhill pressing.)

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Missy ElliottUnder Construction – Edited Version ... LP
Atlantic, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP ... $5.99
Missy and Timbaland (and the usual cast of guest stars) are back and hotter than ever before on Missy's fourth full length, much more of a hip hop record this time, with tons of old school party shouts and new school neo-electro production! Under Construction is kind of a concept album (don't worry, not in the Jethro Tull kind of way) with a theme that celebrates the hip hop golden age of the mid-to-late 80s but with a modern, probably timeless flavor. The status quo R&B that Missy can't seem to get out of her system is here only at a minimum – this is a hip hop record! Past guests like Method Man (turning in a great remake of "Bring The Pain"), Ludacris, and Jay Z show up as well as 50 Cent, Ms. Jade, Beyonce Knowles, and TLC – but as usual, no one steals the show from Mis and Tim. No one would claim Missy is the most scholarly of lyricists, but as a conduit for attitude and a spicy groove she can't be beat, plus her topical and scatological rhymes and choruses fit these hip hop party bumpers like a Kangol & a gold chain. Tons of shout outs to and samples of the old schoolers that are just way too true to be nostalgic, plus strong production from Timbaland that isn't afraid to risk his reputation as an innovator by referencing his influences. The duo may have produced more astoundingly great singles in the recent past, but this is Missy and Timbaland's magnum opus, as far as full lengths go. 13 tracks including "Work It", "Go To The Floor", "Bring The Pain" featuring Method Man, "Funky Fresh Dressed" featuring Ms Jade, "Slide", "Play That Beat", "Ain't That Funny", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Clean edited promo version in a stickered sleeve, with Clean Version written in marker.)

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George BensonBreezin ... LP
Warner, 1976. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A super huge hit for George – the record that took him from being a funky jazz guitarist into an R&B superstar! The album features George playing and singing over arrangements by Claus Ogerman – some of Ogerman's best of the 70s, ones that mix together his trademark pillow of sound with a slightly funky bounce. 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 some surface wear.)
Also available Breezin ... CD 2.99

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Vido MussoSwingin'st ... LP
Crown, Early 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
Tight hard tenor work by the great Vido Musso – featuring a set of tracks that skirts between bop and R&B tenor tunes, with backing by a little combo that includes Chico Alvaraz and Maynard Ferguson on trumpets. Vido's got a tone that's just great – raw, with the reed almost blown out, but also still with enough composure to keep him more in the jazz range than the R&B one. Titles include "Vido's Boogie", "Rollin", "On Stage", "Movin On", and "Rockin Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has seam splitting and aging.)

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✨✧ Screamin' Jay HawkinsAt Home With Screamin' Jay Hawkins ... LP
Epic, 1956. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This is the real deal for Screamin Jay Hawkins – a full album of his first early work for the Okeh label in the mid 50s, stuff that was recorded long before his too-gimmicky records for mainstream audiences! The sound here is hard and heavy – and pretty darn spooky too – best summed up by Hawkins' classic "I Put a Spell On You", which sets the tone here – but followed up beautifully by a batch of similar material that brings a new level of screamin' to 50s R&B! Titles include "Give Me My Boots & Saddle", "Hong Kong", "If You Are But A Dream", "You Made Me Love You", "Orange Colored Sky", "Temptation", and "I Love Paris" – and Jay's versions of the standards are almost as great as his original material! LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Rumble.)

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriffLast Minute (aka One Of Mine) ... LP
Sue/Island (UK), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tightly grooving, jukebox thumping, hard wailing organ jazz from the great Jimmy McGriff – one of his best albums for the Sue label! Jimmy's got a sound here that's a lot rawer than earlier work – especially on the album's originals, like "Spindletop", "One Of Mine", "Blip Time", "Gospel Time", and "The Last Minute" – nice little numbers that cross the bridge between R&B and soul jazz with that heavy approach that always made Jimmy a favorite on the small combo lounge jazz scene of the time. Other tracks include "Teach Me Tonight", "Moonlight In Vermont", and "Broadway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice UK pressing – on the UK Sue label!)

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Hopeton LewisDynamic ... LP
Dynamic (Jamaica), 1970s. Very Good ... $14.99
A nice easy rockin' slice of Jamaican soul from rock steady star Hopeton Lewis. The production is courtesy ByronLee, so it has the sort of broader appeal crossover soul influenced sound you might expect, without as much of the raw edge we look for, but a nice bit of southern R&B feel creeping in. 12 tracks in all, including "Drift Away", "Working It Down To The Bone", "Pick Yourself Up", "Show Me Some Loving", "Take My Heart" and "Baby, Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split bottom seam, some wear, and aging.)

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Joe TurnerJoe Turner – Rock & Roll ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good ... $49.99
A really well-titled album, given that Joe Turner was a key force in the birth of rock and roll in the 50s – not to mention a strong link between jazz, soul, and R&B as well! At the time of these recordings, Turner was already a relatively old singer – at least compared to some of his Atlantic contemporaries – a vocalist with roots in Kansas City jazz of the 30s, but able to really reinvent himself with a raw, rocking sound that was completely out of sight – as hard-hitting on Atlantic as work by Wynonnie Harris over at King Records – and maybe even more important overall, given the number of folks who covered Joe's tunes. Every cut's a classic – and titles include "Flip Flop & Fly", "Honey Hush", "Crawdad Hole", "Chicken & The Hawk", "Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop", "Corrine Corrina", "Well All Right", "Boogie Woogie Country Girl", 'Shake Rattle & Roll", "Feeling Happy", and "Midnight Special". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing, with deep groove! Cover has some light surface wear on the back, but looks nice overall.)

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✨✧ George Benson & Joe FarrellBenson & Farrell ... LP
CTI, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A genius pairing of two top CTI Records talents in the 70s – the sweet guitar of George Benson and the amazing reed talents of Joe Farrell – both players who recorded in very different modes for the label, and who come out here sounding even more different when working together! There's certainly some of the tightness of Benson's records, but also maybe a bit more open flow, too – and Farrell blows flutes and soprano sax, with a quality that's lyrical but powerful – almost bringing a Bobbi Humphrey sort of energy to the tunes at times, amidst these strong soulful arrangements from David Matthews! Yet even Matthews is nicely different – not as all-out R&B-inflected as on his Kudu productions, and nicely laidback – really letting the soloists take off on tunes that include "Old Devil Moon", "Camel Hump", "Flute Song", and "Beyond The Ozone". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tom BrowneLove Approach ... LP
GRP/Arista, 1980. Sealed Gatefold ... $14.99
An early gem from trumpeter Tom Browne – a set that not only firmly established Browne as one of the best young players of his generation, but which also paved the way for a whole new direction for jazz funk in the 80s! The record is a perfect example of how great the mix of R&B rhythms and jazz fusion instrumentation could be – groovy enough to capture a whole new audience from the soul market, but still more than respectful of the solo talents of the leader – but all without any attempt at smooth jazz commercialism at all! There's some great hard funk moments on the set – and Browne approaches the music in a way that's nicely different than Donald Byrd or Freddie Hubbard, two older players who first helped forge this sound in the 70s – and whose path Tom's clearly taking, but with new directions of his own. There's almost more of a street-worthy vibe to the set – quite a surprise if you only know later records on the GRP label – and the arrangements are by Tom, Weldon Irvine, Lesette Wilson, and Dave Grusin. Titles include the funky classic "Funkin' For Jamaica", plus "Her Silent Smile", "Moon Rise", "Nocturne", "Forever More", and "Weak In The Knees". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gatefold pressing, still sealed with Digital Recording sticker. Cover has a cut corner.)

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James BrownExcitement – Mr Dynamite ... LP
King, 1962. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A darn hard to find album by James – one with a tight soulful R&B groove that just about never lets up! Even on these early albums, James had a great raw sound, with a kind of funk that wasn't his trademark 70s sound, but which is still nice and tasty. Titles include "Shout & Shimmy", "Dancin Little Thing", "It Was You", "Come Over Here", "Begging, Begging", and "Tell Me What You're Gonna Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s French Polydor pressing.)

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EquaticsDoin It!!!! ... LP
Now Again, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 20.98
Rare 70s funky soul from The Equatics – just the kind of record that keeps us digging and still excited after all these years – resurrected by the like minded diggers at Now Again! You know the kind of album we're talking about, the ones you come across with enigmatic cover art, no names on the back you recognize or even anything indicating where or when it's from. Then you take a spin and it's the real thing from the get go! The production is nice and raw but not ragged, and a funky vibe that groups today emulate but just can't recapture. This set's mid 70s R&B, mostly instrumental but with a few vocal numbers, all nicely done up in a very groovy, funky fashion. There's a couple of nice covers, like their Isaac Hayes-ish take on "Walk On By" and a nice rendition of "Ain't No Sunshine", but the rest of the set's mostly originals, like "Merry-Go-Round" and some nice raggedy instrumentals like "What They Doin?", "Santana" done up in parts 1 and 2 (maybe on a 45 somewhere. . .), "Cisco Fare" and the jazzy "The Touch Of You". Amazing! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Doin It!!!! ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Shuggie OtisInspiration Information ... LP
Epic, 1974. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An insanely wonderful album! Shuggie Otis is the son of Johnny Otis – the LA R&B maestro who was moving heavily into funk at the end of the 60s – and he has this tripped out, super-dope guitar style that he played to strong effect on Johnny's albums of the late 60s and early 70s, and on his first two solo albums, which were kind of bluesy in tone. For this album, though, he shocked the world by moving into a stripped-down mode that pairs his guitar with spare drum machine rhythms, flanged-out deeply soulful vocals, and one of the most laidback conceptions of funk you'll ever hear. The album's a landmark – one of those gems that's unlike anything else you can think of, but which will redefine your concept of what you want in a record for years to come. Every track's a winner – and the whole thing's a perfectly unified batch of tunes that includes instant classics like "Inspiration Information", "Island Letter", "Aht Uh Mi Hed", "XL 30", and "Rainy Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl.)

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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 ... $19.99 22.99
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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Chuck Higgins & The MellotonesPachuko Hop ... LP
Ace (UK), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A groundbreaking set of R&B from the LA scene of the early 50s – a stone classic from tenor sax heavyweight Chuck Higgins – and a set that's as musically groovy as the image on the cover! The tunes here are all quite sharp-edged – rough rhythms on the bottom, often with some extremely inventive percussion – topped by some of Chuck's incredible work on tenor sax – wailing, honking, and blowing hard with a never-endless assortment of new sounds from the instrument! Includes the famous "Pachuko Hop" – plus "Motor Head Baby", "Big Fat Mama", "Papa Charlie", "The Duck Walk", "Stormy", "Blues & Mambo", "Chuck's Fever", and "The Rooster". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s UK pressing.)

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✨✧ BeatlesBeatles For Sale ... LP
Parlophone (UK), 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Beatles for sale, but never in a commercial way at all – early proof of the group's great balance between mainstream appeal and sounds that still stick to the frontiers of rock and roll! The tunes are short, and heavy on influences from American R&B – yet the Fab Four are already crafting their new sound strongly, and have a melodic brilliance that's hard to deny! Titles include "Eight Days A Week", "Words Of Love", "Honey Don't", "Every Little Thing", "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party", "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby", "I'm A Loser", "Rock & Roll Music", "I'll Follow The Sun", "Mr Moonlight", and "No Reply". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram stereo pressing.)

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Esther PhillipsConfessin' The Blues ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good ... $2.99
A 70s album, issued at a time when Esther Phillips was really riding high with her records on the Kudo label – but a set that brings together unissued sides recorded for Atlantic in the 60s! The style is a great mix of rootsy soul and hipper jazz – arranged by Onzy Matthews on side one, with a care and quality that almost rivals Capitol jazz vocal sessions of the time – and performed live at Freddie Jett's Piper Club on side two – in the same mode as her classic Burnin album from the time locale! Philips is wonderful in both settings – with that distinct approach that's unlike any other singer we know – quite versatile, and at a critical point between her R&B work of the 50s, and her smoother Kudu jazz of the 70s. Titles include include "Cherry Red", "In The Evenin", "I Wonder", "Romance In The Dark", "I Love Paris", and "I'm Gettin' Long Alright". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Small FacesThere Are But Four Small Faces ... LP
Immediate, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal statement from the legendary Small Faces – a record that has them regrouping a bit, and finding a way to pack an incredible punch! The album's amazing right from the very first note – a perfect bridge between the ongoing mod energy of the London scene, and the psychedelic sounds in years to come – served up with a tight, compact, focused approach that still blows away most of the many groups it helped inspire! The group would dive into a heady psychedelic groove about a year later with incredible success on Ogden's Nut Gone Flake – but here, they're still riding on the walloping soul and R&B influences on this record – driving and tuneful, with some hints at the strange sounds to come in the freewheeling organ and occasional odd instrumentation. Released as Small Faces in the UK with an alternate title, cover and tracklist, but this version shares a number of the greatest tracks and includes a few others that are just as essential – titles include "Itchycoo Park", "Talk To You", "My May Of Giving", "I'm Only Dreaming", "Get Yourself Together", "Green Circles", "(Tell Me) Have You Seen Me", and "Here Come The Nice". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pink label pressing.)

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✨✧ CloversFive Cool Cats ... LP
Atlantic/Edsel (UK), Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An astounding collection of great numebers by the legendary Clovers – a group whose sound was a key force in transforming Atlantic Records during the 50s! The Clovers were an incredibly tight, incredibly consistent quintet – possessed of a rich talent for both sweet ballads and raspier groovers, in a way that helped push vocal harmonies much more strongly into an R&B mode than some of the efforts of groups who came before. This 16 track set features many of the group's best numbers from their Atlantic years – not just the few familiar hits, but a great batch of lesser-known tracks that show just how strong The Clovers sound was overall. Titles include "Devil Or Angel", "One Mint Julep", "Lovey Dovey", "Your Cash Ain't Nothin But Cash", "Nip Sip", "Good Lovin'", "I Got My Eyes On You", "Down In The Alley", "Don't You Know I Love You", "Love Bug" and "If I Could Be Loved By You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rolling Stones12 x 5 ... LP
London, Mid 60s. Good ... $8.99
Essentially early Stones! 12 X 5 is The Rolling Stones at a very early, hard grooving peak, way back in '64. It's ground breaking stuff, in they they truly pave the way for so much of the soul, blues and R&B loving Anglos to come out of the Brit and US scenes in the months and years to come. It's a covers-heavy set, given that they were just beginning to do doing original material at this early point – and the tracks include the Jagger/Richards penned "Good Times, Bad Times", "Congradulations" and "Grown Up Wrong" – plus "Time Is On My Side", "Around And Around", "2120 South Michigan Avenue", "Susie Q" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono maroon label pressing. Cover has a moderate spine split, with some pen on the back.)

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

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Esther PhillipsAnd I Love Him (pink cover) ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Near Mint- ... $11.99
The classic Atlantic LP that turned Esther from a rough-hewn, junkie, juvenile R&B singer into a sensitive interpreter of ballads, standards, and pop tracks. Her version of the Beatles title track is amazing, and she sings it with a fragility and sensitivity that Lennon and McCartney could only dream of. There's loads of other great cuts on here too – like "If You Love Me, Really Love Me", "Too Soon To Know", and "Make Believe Dreams" – and the arrangements are by Ray Ellis and Mort Garson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Dinah WashingtonWhat A Difference A Day Makes ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Sealed ... $9.99
One of the most important records in the career of Dinah Washington – even if only for the hit title track! The work here has Dinah elevating yet again – way past the R&B of her roots, and the jazz of a few years later – into a territory that definitely earns her the title of Queen, with her majestic ability to balance all those previous styles, yet also come across with a new level of sophistication! The vocals are heartbreaking – really moving into that rich emotion of her final years – at a level that would become a huge influence for countless others in decades to come. Titles include "What A Difference A Day Makes", "Manhattan", "Time After Time", "It's Magic", "I Won't Cry Anymore", and "I Thought About You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap has a price code sticker.)

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Maynard FergusonNew Vintage ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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
(White label promo, includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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VariousPacific Breeze – Japanese City Pop, AOR, & Boogie 1976 to 1986 ... LP
Light In The Attic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $34.99 36.98
Warm, soulful sounds from a crucial time in the Japanese music scene – a 70s moment when the nation was finding a special groove of its own – but one that also drew heavily from American soul and jazz as well! It's no secret that the Japanese have always had a great love of American sounds – but by the mid 70s, that longtime love had also turned into some great homegrown sounds of their own – as Japan developed a number of its own strong soul singers, who were often backed by the ever-growing array of great jazz musicians, particularly those of the fusion side of the spectrum. Plus, there also seemed to be a lot more criss-crossing between Tokyo and US studios at the time – particularly those on the west coast – which resulted in a special blend of sounds that had all the class and cool of the Japanese urban scene, but also some of the sunniness of the west coast too. That special mix of music is perfectly summed up here – in a collection that offers up plenty of cuts that were never issued outside of Japan back in the day – with vocals both in English and Japanese, and plenty of grooves that are perfect for any fan of fusion-styled R&B. Titles include the classic "LA Nights" by Yasuko Agawa – plus "Say Goodbye" by Hiroshi Sato, "I Say Who" by Tomoko Soryo, "Sports Men" by Haruomi Hosoni, "Midnight Driver" by Minako Yoshida, "Machibouke" by Tazumi Toyoshima, "Exotic Yokogao" by Hitomi Tohyama, "Lady Pink Panther" by Shigeru Suzuki, "Drip Dry Eyes" by Yukihiro Takahashi, and "Bamboo Vendor" by Masayoshi Takanaka. LP, Vinyl record album

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Nellie LutcherReal Gone! ... LP
Capitol, 1950s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A bit jazz, a bit R&B, and swingin all the way through – the great Nellie Lutcher was one of the better singers of her generation, and it's a darn shame that she's not as well remembered as some of her other postwar musical contemporaries. This set was cut for Capitol during the early 50s, sort of a collection of singles based around her hit "He's A Real Gone Guy"; a nice little retrospective of Nellie's career that finally gives her her due. Titles include "Hurry On Down", "Come & Get It, Honey", "That's A Plenty", "So Nice To See You, Baby", "Do You, Or Don't You Love Me", "Fine Brown Frame", and "The Lady's In Love With You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has splitting.)

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✨✧ Sonny CrissI'll Catch The Sun ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Excellent material from Sonny Criss' late 60's comeback period! By this point, Criss had a sound, style, and maturity that was unmatched by any of his LA contemporaries – a way of blowing the alto that was neither boppish, nor cliched in R&B modes – and instead burst forth with a sense of soulful sophistication that was quite unique! Sonny's sound here is incredible throughout – a clear, clean approach to his instrument that is quite different than his style of a few years before – and he's set up in a great little combo that includes Hampton Hawes on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Shelly Mann on drums. Titles include the killer "California Screamin" – plus "I'll Catch The Sun", "Blue Sunset", "Cry Me A River", and "Don't Rain On My Parade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has lightly bumped corners.)

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RyusenkeiCity Music ... LP
April (Japan), 2003. New Copy ... $44.99
A really wonderful bit of Japanese soul – one of the jazziest and most laidback records we've heard from the Japanese scene in years! Ryusenkei are a combo with a female lead vocalist and supporting instrumentation in a real 70s-styled blend of keyboards, guitar, and percussion – all touched with a bit of strings. The overall sound really takes us back to the best indie soul of the late acid jazz years – that rare point in the mid 90s when only a few records ever caught our ears as being worthy of the kind of soul we'd liked from years back, and even then most of them were from overseas sources like this one! The lyrics are all in Japanese, but that shouldn't bother you at all because the overall sound is totally great – a mix of smooth funk and sweet R&B, done at a level that almost recalls some of the best work from the British scene from more than a decade ago. Titles include "Tokyo Coaster", "Airport 80", "Friday Nite", "Don't Stop Feeling Loving You", and "Route No 3 Shibuya". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful presentation – package handled by Production Dessinee!)
Also available City Music ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Saunders KingWhat's Your Story, Morning Glory ... LP
Blues Boy (Sweden), 1940s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of early jump blues and R&B from Saunders King – an overlooked figure on the Bay Area scene of the postwar years – presented here in all his glory! LP, Vinyl record album

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

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✨✧ Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine (40th anniversary yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Polydor, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... 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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✨✧ Leo ParkerRollin With Leo ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of those great "never was" Blue Note sessions – recorded in the 60s, but never issued until years later – even though the label had assigned it a cover, title, and catalog number! The album was the last session by baritone sax player Leo Parker – a bop and R&B legend who sadly passed along at the young age of 36, but left a really rich legacy of music. Parker has a way with the baritone that's almost as lean as a tenorist – blowing the horn with sharp, well-placed notes that really make this session cook – somewhere in the R&B-influenced territory of Don Wilkerson's work on Blue Note. Other players include the great Dave Burns on trumpet – always a welcome presence on any date – plus Bill Swindell on tenor sax, Johnny Acea on piano, Al Lucas or Stan Conover on bass, and Wilbert Hogan or Purnell Rice on drums. Tracks include "The Lion's Roar", "Rollin With Leo", "Jumpin Leo", "Talkin The Blues", "Mad Lad Returns", and Illinois Jacquet's "Music Hall Beat". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ DeodatoHappy Hour ... LP
Warner, 1982. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A side from Deodato's soul-based years with a nice little R&B-inspired groove! Happy Hour was done at a time when Deodato was really getting into a lot of modern soul production and arranging work with other groups – and here, he tries his hand wonderfully at the style himself – transforming his 70s jazz funk groove into a tightly snapping 80s soul approach! Most tracks on the set feature vocals – by singers who include Kelly Barretto, Eban Kelly, and Candi Staton – but the instrumentation behind them is still plenty jazzy too, thanks to some nice work by Deodato on Fender Rhodes, mini moog, Arp, and other keyboards. Titles include "I Never Get Enough", "Keep On Movin", "Happy Hour", "Just This One Night", "Tears Of A Clown", "Sweet Magic", and "Keep It In The Family". LP, Vinyl record album

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Little RichardFabulous Little Richard ... LP
Specialty, 1959. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Little Richard doing his much imitated, never bettered thing on the Fabulous Little Richard LP – released near the end of the 50s and featuring emotive r&b numbers he cut in earlier sessions – not all as wild-eyed and fiery as some of his 50s recordings but a soulful thrill! The album does feature a few of the more blazing classics, but all in all, this one demonstrates Richard's versatility more than some of his 50s work. Fabulous tracks from true legend! Includes "Shake A Hand", "Chicken Little Baby", "All Night Long", "Lonesome & Blue", "Kansas City", Maybe I'm Right", "I'm Just A Lonely", "Whole Lotta Shaking Going On", "I'm Just A Lonly Guy" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Specialty pressing – in shrinkwrap, with a sticker that states "beware of imitations". Cover has a cut corner, and a light stain in one bottom corner.)

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VariousTough Mamas ... LP
Krazy Kat (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $18.99
A sweet collection of female R&B – with work by Madonna Martin, Pearl Reaves, Honey Brown, Jo Evans, Mrtha Moore, Gladys Bentley, Sheri Washington, Rose Johnson, Ann Carter, and Fluffy Hunter! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)

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Tim BuckleyGreetings From LA ... LP
Warner/Straight, 1972. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A later effort from Tim Buckley with a bigger sound and more of a straight ahead approach – with a big nod in the groove direction and some R&B creeping in! In lesser hands, Greetings From LA could be considered more of a "commercial" album than the unpredictable stylistic variances of Tim's earlier records, but his vocals and depth of passion keeps it a riveting experience. Rolling boogie piano, some vamping organ, groovy strings, and even some female chorus backing vocals bring elements of 70s soul and juke joint sounds into the mix – while Buckley's emoting is on par with earlier work – even if some of the lyrics are kind of on the bawdy side. Includes "Move With Me", "Get On Top", "Sweet Surrender", "Night Hawkin'", "Devil Eyes", "Hong Kong Bar" and "Make It Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold Burbank label pressing. Cover has surface wear.)

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Little RichardGet Down With It ... LP
Edsel (UK), 1966. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An expanded version of Little Richard's one album for Okeh Records! The album's got a strong mix of soul and R&B – with Richard still working at the height of his powers from earlier years, yet also picking up some nice influences from 60s soul to hip his sound up a bit. The funk of later years is still to come, but the backings on the set are nice and tight, and groove with a lot of sock-soul electric bass that helps the tunes move a lot better than you might think – and mostly without the cliches of some of Richard's bigger hits! Features 14 tracks in all – and titles include "Poor Dog", "Never Gonna Let You Go", "I Need Love", "I Don't Want To Discuss It", "Get Down With It", "Well", and "Don't Deceive Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAladdin Magic ... LP
Aladdin/United Artists (UK), 1950s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Definite magic from the legendary Aladdin Records – a hard-hitting collection of 50s R&B – with work by Big T Tyler, Marvin & Johnny, Jimmy Liggins, Sugar & Pee Wee, Thurston Harris, Gene & Eunice, Great Gates, Skinny Dynamo, Fatso & Flaire, Amos Milburn, The Starlighters, and Shirley & Lee! 20 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue.)

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✨✧ Quincy JonesBody Heat ... LP
A&M, 1974. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
In the early 70s, Quincy Jones surrounded himself with some of the best young soul and jazz talent he could find, plus a few older pros – and the result was a great series of albums that spanned genres and created a whole new approach to modern R&B. This gem of a record was put together with a young Leon Ware and an older Ray Brown – and it features some killer mellow soul tracks that rank with Quincy's best work! Includes the sublime version of "If I Ever Lose This Heaven", plus "Body Heat", "Soul Saga", "Everything Must Change", "One Track Mind", and "Along Came Betty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ James BrownIt's a Man's Man's Man's World ... LP
King, 1966. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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
(Recent reissue.)
Also available
It's a Man's Man's Man's World ... LP 11.99
It's a Man's Man's Man's World (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Ruth BrownSweet Baby Of Mine ... LP
Route 66 (Denmark), Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Great early work from R&B powerhouse Ruth Brown – including one previously-unissued track! LP, Vinyl record album

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Stu Gardner & The Sanctified SoundStu Gardner & The Sanctified Sound ... LP
Volt, 1974. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Funky keyboard player Stu Gardner cut a few indie albums in LA during the late 60s, and most of those have gone onto be sought-after funky instrumental classics. This mid 70s album for Stax has a bit more of a soul sound to it, with fuller arrangements, and vocals on most of the tracks – but it's still got Stu's crazy approach to arrangements. The groove is sort of messed up LA funk meets raw Memphis R&B, but there's some short breaks on "Devil In A Ma" that we know we've heard in someone's break mix, and many of the tracks start out with a nice clean intros ripe for sampling. Includes the nice instrumental version of "Mathilda" with a snapping wah wah groove, plus the cuts "Funky Neighborhood", "Leave Him Alone", and "Sanctified Sound". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, small center split in the top seam, and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Ryo KawasakiEight Mile Road ... LP
East Wind (Japan), 1976. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real classic from Japanese guitarist Ryo Kawasaki – a sweet batch of Japanese fusion tracks, with lots of nice work on guitar, keyboards, and reeds! Like a lot of Ryo's other albums from the time, the record blends together jazzy riffing with some smoother R&B touches – but still manages to keep things nice and hard overall, especially on the best tracks – a vibe that's more CTI than some of the later Japanese fusion of the 70s! The lineup includes Sam Morrison on tenor and soprano sax, Andy Laverne on piano and keyboards, and Phil Clendininn on a bit of extra Arp – and titles include the great slow funk number "On The Dot", plus "Montevideo", "Good Night John", and "El Diablo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Japanese pressing, EW-8035!)

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David JohansenDavid Johansen ... LP
Blue Sky, 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
David Johansen wipes off the lipstick and kicks off his heels for this first solo set –sans drag, we're left with a normal looking dude – and one hell of a great, still glammy sounding record that's right up there in excellence with his New York Dolls canon! Wow, is this ever underrated. David would go on the tweak his style and persona in a bunch of different ways, to varying creative and commercial success. Here he's just out to make a kickass rock and roll record as he'd done with the dolls, sans the wardrobe and junkie hijinks, but with all the blistering rock guitar and gritty R&B influences. This one really blazes! Includes "Funky But Chic", "Girls", "Not That Much", "Donna", "I'm A Lover" and "Frenchette". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Rare EarthGet Ready ... LP
Rare Earth, 1969. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first really major album from Rare Earth – issued on their own self-named subsidiary of Motown! The set's a perfect blend of the rich undercurrents of the heady Detroit scene of the late 60s – at one level a tripped-out rock record with styles that almost hint at MC5, at another level a batch of blue-eyed funky soul, with keen appreciation for the grooves coming out of the headier end of the Motor City indie spectrum! There's lots of tripped-out guitar work on the set – reminiscent of contemporary work by Dennis Coffey and George Clinton – mixed with a Mitch Ryder, R&B-inspired vocal style that actually comes across pretty darn well. Added to this is the group's flat-out ability to jam – showcased best in the side-long title cut "Get Ready" – a massive jammer which runs for nearly 22 minutes, and takes up all of side two! Other tracks include "Train To Nowhere", "Magic Key", "Tobacco Road", and "In Bed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing with white bottom labels in a standard cover.)

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✨✧ Jim FordHarlan County (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Sundown/Light In The Attic, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... 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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✨✧ VariousReturn To The Mother's Garden – More Funky Sounds Of Female Africa 1971 to 1982 ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet set of female grooves from 70s Africa – served up here in a variety of different styles, but mostly with a definite influence from American soul! Many of these tracks have great funky instrumentation – the sort that resonates strongly with mainstream R&B in the same decade, with lots of boogie and club in the rhythms – and plenty of great vocals over the top! A few tracks hit modes that are maybe more west African, yet still maintain a strongly soulful quality – and all together, this batch of tracks may make the best compilation so far from the ultra-hip Africa Seven label. Titles include "Just A Boogie" by Nayanka Bell, "Talking About Music" by Nana Love, "This Time Around" by Theadora Ifudu, "Enjoy Your Life" by Oby Onyioha, "N'Ziketio" by Diane Solo, "Lokognolo" by Bebe Manga, "Salif" by Sissi Massila, and "Nobody Can Stop You" by Christy Essien. LP, Vinyl record album

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Red PrysockFruit Boots ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Raw tenor from this great R&B talent – with tracks that include "The Shakers", "Fruit Boots", "Red Rock", "Plaid Laces", "What Next", "The Fox", and "Lulu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Wing pressing with deep groove. Cover has oxidation in the front image, some aging, and some notes in pen and highliter on back.)

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TimeWhat Time Is It? ... LP
Warner, 1982. Very Good ... $9.99
The second essential LP from the Time that would solidify Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis' position as a force to be dealt within commercial R&B for years to come, cut during the early 80s, when Minneapolis seemed like it was exploding at the seams with great music. With Morris Day's nice extended dance cut "The Walk" featuring a nice popping beat, plus the excellent and very Prince sounding slow jam "Gigolo's Get Lonely Too" and the percolating pre-New Jack funk of "777-9311". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)
Also available What Time Is It? ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Jesse BelvinMr Easy ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
The last album ever recorded by LA vocalist Jesse Belvin – a stupendous session that showed where he might have headed, if not for the tragic auto accident that took his voice from us far too soon! The album has Jesse moving from the smooth R&B of earlier albums into a more sophisticated style that's a bit like that of Nat King Cole, but which is done here with traces of Sam Cooke as well. Orchestrations are by Marty Paich, who's great at both the swinging and mellow tunes – and titles include "Imagination", "I'll Buy You A Star", "Let There Be Love", "Blues In The Night", "It's All Right With Me", and "The Best Is Yet To Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(Living Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Various14 Golden Recordings From The Historic Vaults OF Duke/Peacock Records ... LP
Duke/ABC, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Fantastic work from the legendary Houston labels Duke and Peacock – home to some groundbreaking R&B, blues, and early soul music! Features work by Bobby Bland, Johnny Ace, Junior Parker, OV Wright, Joe Hinton, The Casuals, The Rob Roys, The El Torros, and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole and half split top seam.)

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VariousGolden Soul Vol 1 ... LP
Kapp, 1970. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A nice collection of soul and R&B tracks from the Kapp label, pulled together for what appears to be a loss leader type compilation. It sounds as if these versions were pulled from edits for 45s, but these tracks also appeared on LPs by the artists. 12 numbers in all, including "Viva Tirado" parts 1 and 2 and "Coming Home Baby" by El Chicano, "Our Day Will Come" by Ruby & The Romantics, "Court Of Love" and "The Beginning Of The End" by the Unifics, "The Nitty Gritty" and "The Name Game" by Shirley Ellis, "The Impossible Dream" and "Born Free" by the Hesitations and "We People In The Ghetto" and "Little Black Woman" by Vernon Garrett. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousFirst Class Rocksteady ... LP
17 North Parade, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Raw and soulful Jamaican rocksteady – first class in quality and first class stylistically – strongly representative of the brief, but pivotal rocksteady sound that presaged the reggae revolution to come! The sound essentially stripped some of the bigger arrangements of Jamaican ska and earlier styles – and focuses more on an R&B-influenced sound with impeccable rhythms, achingly soulful vocals, and tight, tuneful songs that really let the singers hit new heights! The anthology is very well done – part of this great 17 North Parade wave in recent years, which almost has them taking over classic reggae comps from Soul Jazz – and titles include "Hold Them" by Roy Shirley with Lynn Taitt & His Band, "Rock Steady" by Alton Ellis & The Flames, "You Don't Care" by The Techniques with Tommy McCook & The Supersonics, "Got To Get Away" by The Paragons, "Revelation" by Alva Lewis, "Hold Me Tight" by Johnny Nash, "Darling Jeboza Macoo" by Stranger Cole, "Napoleon Solo" by Lynn Taitt & The Jets, "The Big Takeover" by The Overtakers, "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Ken Parker, "I Am Lonely" by The Heptones, "Dance All Night" by The Tartans, "Ba Ba Boom" by The Jamaicans, "El Casino Royale" by Lynn Taitt with Cool Sticky, "Return Home" by Alva Lewis, "The Beatitude" by The Uniques, and "I Am The Upsetter" by Lee Scratch Perry. LP, Vinyl record album

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Chambers BrothersShout ... LP
Vault, 1968. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Plenty of echoes of Chess, King, and Atlantic Records here – a late 60s live performance by the Chambers Brothers – but one that's already retro-styled towards modes from earlier in the decade, and styles from the R&B years of the 50s! As with all the group's Vault LPs, the sound here is much rougher than the more psychedelic soul of their Columbia albums – a mode that's plenty darn righteous, and which is presented on live tracks for side one, but which also features more studio material and a few original compositions on side two. Titles include "Blues Get Off My Shoulder", "I Got It", "Shout", "There She Goes", "Seventeen", "Rained The Day You Left", and "So Fine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Patrice RushenPrelusion ... LP
Prestige, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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Dee Dee BridgewaterAfro Blue ... LP
Trio/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
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
Also available Afro Blue ... CD 10.99

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SonicsHere Are The Sonics ... LP
Etiquette/Big Beat (UK), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Really early genius from The Sonics – and the kind of music that reminds us why the legendary group still continue to sound so wonderful after all these years! The Sonics had an edge that was different than most of their contemporaries – definitely honed on plenty of influences from earlier rock and R&B, but also letting loose with a kind of frenzy that not only made them one of the most stunning acts of the early garage psych years, but which continued to get the group plenty of interest once punk rolled in too. The highlights here might well be the group's standout originals – "The Witch", "Psycho", and "Strychnine" – worth the price of admission alone – but laid out here next to other great cuts that include "Do You Love Me", "Roll Over Beethoven", "Boss Hoss", "Money", "Walking The Dog", Nighttime Is The Right Time", and "Dirty Robber". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSoul Years 1948 to 1973 – Atlantic Records 25th Anniversary ... LP
Atlantic, Late 40s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Not just soul, but lots of R&B too – work by Betty Wright, Joe Turner, Joe Tex, Sam & Dave, Stick McGhee, Ray Charles, The Drifters, Aretha Franklin, Ruth Brown, The Chords, Solomon Burke, and lots of others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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VariousGone But Not Forgotten ... LP
Class, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Great R&B work – including cuts by Bob & Earl, Bobby Day, Googie Rene, and Eugene Church! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing - nice and heavy! Top seam and back cover have some light water staining, but vinyl is great.)

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Van MorrisonHis Band & Street Choir ... LP
Warner, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
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 80s gatefold pressing.)
Also available His Band & Street Choir (180 gram turquoise vinyl pressing) ... LP 21.99

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VariousBirth Of Soul ... LP
Decca, 1940s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Compilation of older R&B and swing tracks from the Decca label – packaged in a way that's kind of a hokey "here's where soul music came from" sort of thing, but actually filled with a lot of nice older R&B tracks. Titles include "Besame Mucho" by The Ray O Vacs, "Ladder Of Love" by The Flamingos, "I Wish I Knew" by Jimmy Scott & Lionel Hampton, "Up Above My Head, I Hear Music In the Air" by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and "Early In the Mornin" by Louis Jordan. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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

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

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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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✨✧ Toots & The MaytalsFunky Kingston (Island version) ... LP
Island/Get On Down, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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Ben SidranLittle Kiss In The Night ... LP
Arista, 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of our all-time favorites from the great Ben Sidran – thanks to a strong dose of fusion in the mix! The grooves here are somehow a bit sharper than the few Sidran records before – with a quality that almost reminds us of Fantasy Records soul from the mid 70s, or some of the best jazz-tinged R&B sets of the time – all linked back nicely to Ben's rootsier elements from the start. As always, Sidran's got some really top-shelf musicians on board to help him find his groove – including Phil Woods on alto sax, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, and Arthur Adams on guitar – and arrangements on many numbers are by Mike Melvoin, who sounds even funkier here than we'd expect. There's a great instrumental on the set called "The Cadillac Kid", which has a nice hard fusion groove – and other cuts include "Face Your Fears", "Doing You", and "Moose The Mooch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Van MorrisonHis Band & Street Choir (180 gram turquoise vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $21.99
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
(Rhino 2020 Start Your Ear Off Right pressing. Brick & mortar exclusive!)
Also available His Band & Street Choir ... LP 24.99

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Ghalib GhallabLet Me Love You ... LP
Shabazz, 1987. Sealed ... $39.99
Excellent work from Chicago smooth jazzer Ghalib Ghallab – a player clearly influenced by Roy Ayers and Lonnie Liston Smith, but one who took their influence, and crafted it into his own unique homegrown sound! The record's one of Ghallab's last of the 80s, but it's still got a quality level that's as high as the earlier ones – mixing lots of keyboards and percussion into a blend of jazz and contemporary R&B. About half the tracks have vocals, and Rich Fudoli plays some guest sax and flute on a few numbers. Titles include "Little Sunflower", "Mahdi", "Keep A Hold On It", "Stop Running Away From Love", and "Let Me Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, but a bit shopworn with lightly bent corners.)

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VariousBlowin' Through Yokohama! ... LP
Atomic, 1950s/1997. Sealed ... $16.99
16 cuts of hard blowin' R&B, with some wild vocal group tracks and crazy saxophone playing. Cuts include "Hot Skillet Mama" by Yochanon with Sun Ra & Arkestra, "I'm on Fire" by The Spades, "Watts" by Brother Woodman and the Chanters, "Rock and Roll Sermon" by Elder Beck, "She's Jailbait" by Roosevelt Sykes, and the great title cut by The Medallions, in two parts. Cool lost single sides, with a nice cover, and a similar feel to the Stompin' comps. LP, Vinyl record album

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Willie EgansRock N Roll Fever – 1955 to 1958 ... LP
Krazy Kat (UK), Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Don't think rock and roll, think R&B – herad here on some tight small group sides from the LA scene of the 50s! Features singles originally issued on the Mambo, Vita, Dash, and Spry labels. LP, Vinyl record album

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Georgie FameBallad Of Bonnie & Clyde ... LP
Epic, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of the few American albums ever issued by Georgie Fame – a great set of tracks from his early CBS years, put together with a package that was bound to appeal to US fans digging the Bonnie & Clyde movie! The work here is a hip mix of jazz, soul, and R&B styles – all served up with that Georgie Fame charm that made his music unlike anyone else's at the time. And although we're not sure, it appears that there's a few tracks here that might not have been issued on LP back in the UK – as the set list features 11 tracks that include "Mellow Yellow", "Bullets La Verne", "This Is Always", "Side By Side", "Blue Prelude", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Ask Me Nice", "When I'm Sixty Four", and "The Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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