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✨✧ VariousRock Me All Night Long – Unissued 50s R&B From Louisiana ... LP
Flyright (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $18.99
Rare work from the vaults of producer Jay Miller – with tracks by Wonder Boy Travis, Jay Nelson, Katie Webster, Honey Boy Allen, Tal Miller, Leroy Washington, and Classie Ballou! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousTwin Cities Funk & Soul – Lost R&B Grooves From Minneapolis/St Paul 1964 to 1979 ... LP
Secret Stash, Late 60s/1970s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare soul from Minneapolis – a surprisingly great source for grooves in the years before Prince and Morris Day! Turns out, the Twin Cities were already funky, way before the Purple One came into being – as you'll hear in this wealth of rare singles from the late 60s on up through the 70s – all of them mighty darn soulful, and most of them pretty dang funky as well! The wealth of work is really surprisingly – with strong echoes of styles going on in the Chicago and Detroit scenes at the time, but maybe even more surprising, given that Minneapolis/St Paul didn't have nearly the same amount of resources. The package is easily one of the best ever done by the Secret Stash label – a set that really ups the level of their reissues – with a motherlode of killer cuts that include "Love Me Leave Me" by The Valdons, "Sweet Smell Of Perfume" by Maurice McKinnies & The Champions, "Work Your Flapper (part 1)" by Jackie Harris & The Champions, "She's A Whole Lot's A Woman" by Mojo & His Chi 4, "I Ain't Gonna Cheat On You No More" by Willie Walker, "Save Me" by Wanda Davis, "Saxophone Disco" by Morris Wilson, "Honey From The Bee" by Willie & The Bumblebees, "The Max" by Prophets Of Peace, "Get Up" by The Lewis Connection, and "Rusty McDusty" by Morris Wilson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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VariousGlobal Soul – A Collection Of Contemporary Soul & R&B From Around The World ... LP
Putumayo, 2003. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Includes work by Melgroove, Tasha, Fernanda Abreu, Arica Mess, Saf Sap, Melanie Renaud, and others. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSloppy Seconds – A Collection Of Naughty Double-Entender R&B Recordings From The 50s ... LP
Real Gone, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Raunchy work from the glory days of R&B – with titles that include "Keep On Churnin" by Wynonie Harris, "Don't Stop Dan" by The Checkers, "I Want A Bowlegged Woman" by Bullmuse Jackson, "Let Me Bang Your Box" by The Toppers, "The Monkey" by The Duchess, "Lemon Squeezer" by The Four Barons, "It An't The Meat" by The Swallows, and "Big Ten Inch" by Bull Moose Jackson. LP, Vinyl record album

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Christine KittrellChristine Kittrell – Nashville R&B Vol 2 – 50s ... LP
Krazy Kat (UK), Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A great collection of work from this hip R&B singer on the Nashville scene of the postwar years – with tracks that include "I'll Help You Baby", "Old Man You're Slippin", "I Ain't Nothing But A Fool", "I'm Just What You're Looking For", "The Price You Pay For Love", and "Snake In The Grass". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light aging, and one slightly bumped corner – but is nice overall.)

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

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VariousHouston Shuffle – Texas R&B 1955 to 1966 ... LP
Krazy Kat (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Features work by Albert Collins, Joe Hughes, Clarence Green, Earl Gilliam, Gene Vell, Tommy & The Derbys, Little Guitar Pickett, and Pete Mayes! LP, Vinyl record album

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Maxwell DavisFather Of West Coast R&B ... LP
Modern/Ace (UK), Mid 50s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
Great work from one of the strongest tenorists wailing on the west coast R&B scene of the 50s – and a force who did some work as an arranger and bandleader for the scene too! The set features Davis on tracks recorded under his own name – and with Lloyd Glenn and Gene Phillips! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousStill Groove Jumping – 16 Classic Rockin R&B Tracks From RCA's Groove Label ... LP
RCA/Detour (UK), Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A cool collection of work from RCA's great Groove subsidiary in the 50s – home to some excellent R&B singles that were a far cry from the label's mainstream pop of the time! These cuts easily stand head to head with anything on labels like Atlantic or King at the time – and the collection unearths a whole host of tracks we'd never heard before – some rough and blusey, some with a tighter edge that's definitely at the best level of the pre-soul generation! The bluesy numbers are especially great – recorded at a level you'd never expect from RCA, at least not since the 30s – and often have these raw guitar lines that ring out like something you might hear from the Chess studios at the time. The set features great notes, with session details on the tracks – and titles include "High Low Jack" by Buddy Lucas, "Down To The Bottom" and "You Better Heed My Warning" by Larry Dale, "All My Life" by Roy Guitar Gaines, "Peek A Boo" by Mr Bear, "Rockin With Red" by Piano Red, "Drink Up" by The Du Droppers, "Country Boy" by Tiny Kennedy, "She's Got No Hair" by Arthur Crudup, and "When I Got Married" by Champion Jack Dupree. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousDoing The Natural Thing 2 – Mo Psychedlic, Country, Garage, Soul, & Shaking R&B Obscurities ... LP
PTR (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Funky country, twangy soul, and lots more strangeness – a set that definitely lives up to everything it promises on the cover – and maybe even gives you a bit more too! The collection's from the same folks who gave us the excellent Funky Country series – and there's a very similar vibe going on here – music that's maybe got the sharp punch of late 60s swamp rock, but more funky elements at the core – and often some of the weirdness in production and instrumental styles that you might have found over at the Shelby Singleton studios. Titles on this second volume include "I Feel Good" by The Corrupters, "Girl Of Mine" by Soul Trippers, "I'm Movin On" by LA Jones, "Movin" by Bitter Creek, "The Hunter" by Lucky Evans, "Pull Me Up" by BC Worman, "Narrow Road" by Goober Myers, "I See A Picture" by Larry Van Barringer, and "The One Thing That Mama Can't Give You" by Judy Hunt. LP, Vinyl record album

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Various18 R&B Flashbacks Vol 2 ... LP
Flashback, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roy Milton & His Solid SendersGrandfather Of R&B ... LP
Jukebox Lil (Sweden), Late 40s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Killer tracks from one of the first great postwar stars in R&B – with titles that include "Burma Road Blues (parts 1 & 2)", "Hop Skip & Jump", "Junior Jives", "Sympathetic Blues", "Short Sweet & Snappy", "I've Had My Moments", "Red Light", "Everything I Do Is Wrong", and "Cryin & Singin The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Otis ClayOnly Way Is Up ... LP
Blues R&B, 1982. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Later work from Otis Clay, but also one of his greatest albums ever! The record features him with some fuller arrangements than usual – in less of a bluesy mode than during the Hi years, with a smooth sound that really brings out a whole new side of his style. The set was recorded in Chicago for the Japanese market – and the arrangements are by Benjamin Wright, Bill McFarland, and Clay himself. Includes the massive groover "The Only Way Is Up", an anthemic modern dancefloor number that later yielded a bit hit for Yazz – plus the tracks "Cheatin In The Next Room", "All I Need Is You", "Special Kind Of Love", "Messin With My Mind", "Turn Back The Hands Of Time", and "Check It Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Johnny DollarJD's Blues ... LP
Blues R&B, 1986. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Titles include "Dog Gone Ya", "I'm The Boss", "Made For Loving You", "Night Out With The Boys", and "Travelin Light". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nappy BrownThat Man ... LP
Mr R&B (Denmark), Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Rare work from this key figure in the pre-soul years – all small group sessions, with musicians who include Budd Johnson and Sam Taylor on tenor, Mickey Baker on guitar, and Panama Francis on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny KnightConfidential ... LP
Mr R&B (Sweden), Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Early work from Sonny Knight – running the gamut from R&B to soul! You might know his recent work with The Lakers – but this is the roots, and definitely the real deal. LP, Vinyl record album

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Margie DayI'll Get A Deal ... LP
Mr R&B (Sweden), Early 50s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
Great early work from Margie Day – a singer most folks know as a soul star in the 60s – working here more in an R&B mode with backings from the groups of Paul Williams and The Griffin Brothers! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Steps AheadMagnetic ... LP
Elektra, 1986. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Tightly grooving mid 80s fusion from Steps Ahead – their last album to feature Michael Brecker – who's killing it here on his electronic wind instrument, plus his old standby tenor sax! Fellow Steps Ahead innovator Mike Mainieri is on vibes and more, with drummer/percussionist Peter Erskine and keyboard maestro Robby Kilgore rounding things out. Magnetic's got some inventive group compositions, plus a sweetly synth-soaked reading of Ellington's "In A Sentimental Mood". Overall a really tight blend of fusion funk, electro era r&b, and a few harder hitting moments! Other tracks include the George Duke-produced groover "Magnetic Love" with lead vocals by Dianne Reeves, backed by Jocelyn Brown & others – plus "Trains", "Cajun", "Sumo", "All The Tea In China" and "Something I Said". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Etta JamesBest Of Etta James (United) ... LP
United, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Raw and raunchy R&B by Etta James – cut for Kent in the years before she recorded for Chess, and with a much harder-hitting approach than her later more famous work! The set's a 60s LP that compiles tunes from the late 50s – and tracks include "I'm A Fool", "Tough Lover", "Be Mine", "Crazy Feelin", "We're In Love", "If It Ain't One Thing", and "You Know What I Mean". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small label United pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousHeavenly Stars ... LP
Cotillion, 1971. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A nice compilation on the Cotillion subsidiary of Atlantic collecting spiritual soul tracks and gospel numbers performed by R&B artists from the late 60s. 11 numbers in all: "Let It Be" by Aretha Franklin, "Steal Away" and "Lord Pity Us All" by Wilson Pickett, "I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)" by Solomon Burke, "I Told Jesus" by Roberta Flack, "Down By The River Side" and "Without A Doubt" by the Sweet Inspirations, "Heaven Help Us All" by Brook Benton, "God Gave Me A Song" by Myrna Summers & The Interdenominational Singers, and "Milky White Way" and "People Got To Be Free" by Marion Williams. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chuck Brown & The Soul SearchersAny Other Way To Go? ... LP
Rhythm Attack (Germany), 1987. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A later Go-Go effort from the legendary Chuck Brown – quite different from his Soul Searchers work, but very much in the best spirit of DC Go-Go material of the time! Like some of the more famous sets of this type, there's a very live, spontaneous feel to the whole record – lots of tight instrumentation from the group – played with a style that's clearly an 80s transformation of funk – as the group work their way through endless riffs and references from a history of 20th Century soul, R&B, and jazz. The record's almost got the same non-stop feel of an old Go-Go gig – and titles include "Run Joe", "Stormy Monday", "Family Affair", "Do That Stuff", "Go-Go Drug Free" and "Be Bumpin Fresh". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe Sample & David T WalkerSwing Street Cafe ... LP
MCA, 1981. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A surprising turn towards the past for these two fusion heavyweights – a set that has both Joe Sample and David T Walker reprising a host of older R&B classics! The album was handled by the Crusaders' production team, and it's still got a few elements of that side of the spectrum – but the set is mostly stripped-down and spontaneous, with an attempted rootsy feel overall – at least from the perspective of the early 80s jazz funk mainstream. The main focus is on Sample's keyboards and Walker's guitar – and there's a bit of horns mixed in with the tunes as well, but never too much. Titles include "Honky Tonk", "After Hours", "Rockhouse", "Next Time U See Me", and "Hallelujah I Love Her So". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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

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✨✧ George Benson & Joe FarrellBenson & Farrell ... LP
CTI, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $8.99
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
(Cover has a cut corner and a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesGreatest Ray Charles ... LP
Atlantic, 1950s. Sealed ... $11.99
The title says it all – as the set features 9 of Ray's greatest cuts for Atlantic, a mixture of early soul and harder R&B numbers, wrapped up in a very classic cover! Titles include "Heartbreaker", "Tell Me How Do You Feel", "What'd I Say", "Talkin Bout You", "You Be My Baby", "I'm Movin On", "Leave My Woman Alone", and "Tell The Truth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed – most likely a 70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Tribe Called QuestBeats, Rhymes & Life ... LP
Jive, 1996. Very Good 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beats, Rhymes & Life – crucial aspects of Tribe Called Quest and hip hop in general – and the fourth album by the inimitable Tribe! After a couple or three years of down time following Midnight Marauders, the Tribe returned with this extra stripped down sound, collaborating with Jay Dee and the Ummah. Titles include "Jam", the r&b crossover ready "Stressed Out" feat Faith Evans, "Motivators", the great "Phony Rappers", and "Keep It Moving", "Word Play", "The Pressure", "Word Play" and much more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover and label have small stickers.)

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✨✧ VariousSuper Hits Vol 2 ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
While this is the sort of collection labels churn out as a loss leader, to spark interest in their artists, this set actually shows off the depth of talent in the Atlantic catalog throughout the 60s. Mostly soul and R&B, but with a few pop numbers too, the twelve song set plays great as sampler of some of the top sounds of the late 60s: Wilson Pickett "Funky Broadway", Aretha Franklin "Baby I Love You", The Rascals "Groovin", Sam & Dave "Soul Man", Te Bar-Kays "Soul Finger", Joe Tex "Skinny Legs And All", Aretha Franklin "Chain Of Fools", Otis Redding "Dock Of The Bay", Sonny & Cher "The Beat Goes On", The Bee Gees "To Love Somebody", Buffalo Springfield "For What It's Worth" and The Fireballs featuring Jimmy Gilmer "Bottle Of Wine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink & tan label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ James BrownFederal Years Part 1 ... LP
Solid Smoke, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent compilation that brings together some of James Brown's earliest work – his late 50s R&B sides for the Federal subsidiary of King, ruffer tuffer sides than most of his 60s recordings. Most of the tracks on here have backing vocals by The Flames – and the set is a really great way to check out the recordings, as a number of tunes were issued on singles, and didn't make it on record, and even those that did were usually buried on later 60s King albums, without any real information on the cuts. This first volume has 15 tracks in all – with titles that include "I Don't Know", "Try Me", "No No No No", "Begging Begging", "Chonnie On Chon", "I Won't Plead No More", "I Want You So Bad", "Why Do You Do Me", "Gonna Try", and "Just Won't Do Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesAt Last (Original Chess Masters pressing) ... LP
Chess/MCA, 1960. Near Mint- ... $24.99
An amazing step forward for the young Etta James – a singer who was delivering a raw, shouting form of R&B just a few years before – but who here ascends into soul music heaven with her famous work on the album! The title cut is the stuff of legend – played and played, again and again over the years – but the whole record's wonderful, and handled with this new level of soul sophistication by arranger Riley Hampton – the great Chicago talent who'd reach similar heights in his charts for singers that include Lorez Alexandria and Walter Jackson. Hampton's dark use of strings brings out a whole new side of James' brilliance – a quality that raised Etta James up out of the R&B ghetto, and forever put her into the legions of legendary 60s soul stars! Titles include the perennial classic "At Last", plus "All I Could Do Was Cry", "Tough Mary", "Sunday Kind Of Love", "Anything To Say You're Mine", and "Trust In Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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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
(80s Motown reissue.)

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✨✧ CrusadersGhetto Blaster ... LP
MCA, 1984. Very Good+ ... $2.99
The title should pretty much give away the feel of this one – as the group hit more of an early 80s R&B inflected groove – adding in more vocals than before, and working with producer Leon Ndugu Chancler in a style that's similar to some of his own jazzy soul recordings of the time. The album's still pretty darn nice, though – and although you may fault it for not being as purely jazz funk as some of its predecessors, the jazzy touches here still make it a lot more palatable than most soul albums of the time. Singers include Gwen Evans and Jessica Williams – and tracks include "Mr Cool", "New Moves", "Dead End", "Gotta Lotta Shakalada", "Zalal E Mini", and "Night Ladies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and an unglued top seam held with clear tape.)

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✨✧ Idris MuhammadKabsha ... LP
Theresa, 1980. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Wonderful work from Idris Muhammad – getting back to jazz basics here, after a late 70s run in the R&B market! The record is a beautifully stripped-down session – with Muhammad playing un-funky drums, Ray Drummond on bass, and either Pharoah Sanders or George Coleman on tenor sax. The best tracks are long and lively – with Muhammad dancing out across the drum kit, filled with joy and life, exhibiting that rare straight jazz quality that he only brought to a few recordings, most notably his contemporary sides with Pharoah Sanders. Titles include a great remake of Jack McDuff's "Soulful Drums", plus "Kabsha", "Little Feet", "St M", and "GCCG Blues". 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 ... $6.99
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
(Features a cool fold-out inside the gatefold. Cover has some wear and name in pen.)

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✨✧ Baby Face WilletteFace To Face (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 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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✨✧ Richard TeeNatural Ingredients ... LP
Columbia/Tappan Zee, 1980. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bit more electric than you might guess from the "natural" in the title – but a great set of keyboards from the mighty Richard Tee – one of his few albums as a leader back in the day! The set's produced by Bob James, and has a groove that's not unlike some of James' own smoother fusion from the end of the 70s – a style that still has a fair bit of jazz in the mix, but which also shines with some warmer R&B touches as well. Players on the set include Tom Scott on saxes, Eric Gale on guitar, and Steve Gadd on drums – and some of the best numbers have a nicely stripped-down approach. Titles include "The Nut's Off The Screw", "Now", "Tell It Like It Is", and "Us". LP, Vinyl record album

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Clyde McPhatterClyde (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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 – with obi!)

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Bo DiddleyHis Greatest Sides ... LP
Chess, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Raw, ragged, rough, and ready – killer early work by Bo Diddley, clearly in a class by itself! The Bo Diddley groove isn't blues, isn't soul, and isn't R&B – it's instead a mad blend of rhythm, scratchy guitar, and spontaneously playful vocals that few other singers could ever hope to touch. This 14 track set features some of Bo's best Chicago work from the late 50s – including "Who Do You Love", "Say Man", "Bo's Bounce", "Crackin Up", "Hey Bo Diddley", "Pretty Thing", "Bring It To Jerome", and "Diddley Daddy". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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Ike & Tina TurnerWorkin' Together ... LP
Liberty, 1971. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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 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
Also available Pacific Breeze – Japanese City Pop, AOR, & Boogie 1976 to 1986 ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Osie JohnsonSwingin Sounds (aka Happy Jazz Of Osie Johnson) ... LP
Bethlehem/Hall Of Fame, 1955. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great demonstration not only of Johnson's skill on the drums, but also his rare talents as a leader! Osie graced countless top-shelf sessions in the 50s, but only got a rare few chances to work up front – and he does a great job here with a shifting lineup that includes Thad Jones on trumpet, Frank Wess on tenor and flute, Henry Coker on trombone, and Ernie Watkins on alto – all players used in differently-sized groups throughout the length of the set. Most tunes have a nice groove – a bounce that might refer to the "happy" in the title – and Johnson also sings at a few points, with this great raspy R&B style. Titles include "Osmosis", "Cat Walk", "Johnson's Whacks", "The Desert Song", "Osie's Oasis", and "Flute To Boot". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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VariousSlow Grind Fever Volume 10 – Still Yet More Adventures In The Sleazy World Of Popcorn Noir ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
Slow grinders and lots lots more – a sweet set of raunchy little numbers from the years in which teen pop and rock and roll were taking over the mainstream – but still left lots of space for the creation of nasty little singles like these! As with previous volumes, the music is a mix of jazz, R&B, early soul, and more – some tracks by familiar names, others by obscure artists who may have only cut the single track you'll hear on this set! Titles include "The Girl That Radiates That Charm" by June Alexander, "I'm Asking Forgiveness" by CL & The Pictures, "Mr Johnny Q" by The Bobbettes, "What Have I Done" by Jimmy Rogers, "To Be Loved By You" by Marie Knight, "On My Way" by Eddie Lang, and "Taboo" by The Caribs. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousFirst Class Rocksteady ... LP
17 North Parade, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
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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✨✧ James BrownCold Sweat ... LP
King, 1967. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stone classic from Brother James – a wonderful 60s album that not only includes the incredible title track – one of James' best groovers from the time – but a set that also showcases his talents in so many other styles too! There's a few wonderful ballads – but completely recast by James into songs of pride and power – and some older R&B-styled numbers that hearken back to his earliest years at King – all of which makes for a really rich demonstration of that unique James Brown energy that nobody else in the 60s could ever hope to touch! The Godfather's vocals burst out nicely with some wonderfully soulful overtones, no matter what the tune – and titles include "Fever", "Good Rockin Tonight", "Back Stabbin", "Mona Lisa", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Nature Boy" and "I Want To Be Around" – as well as "Cold Sweat (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover is in great shape. Vinyl has a few surface marks.)

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Isley Brothers/The ChiffonsStarring The Isley Brothers & The Chiffons – With Charlie Francis ... LP
Spin O Rama, Early 60s. Sealed ... $9.99
A real cheapo set – one of those that takes songs by big stars and puts them on the front, but which also features some filler material too. From what we can tell, The Chiffons sing "Tonights The Night" and "Let Me Know" – and The Isley Brothers seem to be singing "Rockin MacDonald", "Don't Be Jealous", and "This Is The End" – at least these are the only songs on the album by a male group. Charlie Francis, a lesser-known – but still pretty good – R&B singer takes on most of side two – tracks that include "Why Did You Lie", "Did You Tell Him", "I Found You", "I Was Wrong", and "Come With Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap is cracked a bit at the opening.)

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Wilbert HarrisonWilbert Harrison ... LP
Buddah, 1971. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Wilbert's come a long way from Kansas City here – working with Marshall Sehorn on a set of southern-tinged arrangements, mostly of older R&B classics, done in a hipper crossover 70s mode that also has a bit of New Orleans funk! Allen Toussaint arranged the horns, which probably helps in that respect – and titles include "Honest I Do", "Going to The River", "Girls On Parade", "My Dream", "Cold Cold Heart", "You Can Make It If You Try", and "Ain't That A Shame". 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 ... $19.99
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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VariousTrip To The Moon – 11 Super Groovy Soul, Rhythm N Blues, & Funk Songs About the Moon ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
Turns out, folks were going to the moon long before Neil Armstrong took his giant step for mankind – spinning out into space with rare singles like these – all great moon-themed numbers that rocket into space with solid fuel of their own! The set's got this fantastic mix of styles – deep soul, heavy funk, raw garage rock, and stomping R&B – plus a few other numbers that almost defy description, but which share plenty with the rest in terms of their space-age themes and cool approach to instrumentation and production! There's plenty of playful moments throughout – and the whole thing is a groovy collection of tracks that we mostly wouldn't have heard otherwise. Titles include "Walking On The Moon" by Rev Jamel & Bob Johnson, "Sputnik" by Sidney Owens & North South Connection, "Moon Man Is Back" by La La Wilson, "Crazy Stockings On The Moon" by The Swinging Astronauts, "Moon Child" by Ernest & DL Rocco, "Mars In 75 (part 1)" by Sunny Man Kado, "Mondgesicht" by Orchester Ambros Seelos, "Moon Child" by Scott Cunningham Band, and "Voyage To The Moon" by Black Fox. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Trip To The Moon – 13 Super Groovy Soul, Rhythm N Blues, & Funk Songs About the Moon ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Jimmy CliffMusic Maker ... LP
Warner, 1974. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
After his huge success with The Harder They Come, Cliff made a number of LPs in the states, most self produced, some of which were more succesful than others, and many with a clear nod towards US Soul and R&B, like this one. And though we'd be hard pressed to call this one of his best, it does have a few moments that shine through, like the tracks "Brother" and "No. 1 Rip Off Man", and of course Cliff's vocals still sound wonderful. Also includes "Long Time No See", "Look What You've Done To My Life, Devil Woman" and "Money Won't Save You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Richard TeeStrokin ... LP
Columbia/Tappan Zee, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet electric keys from the great Richard Tee – issued on Bob James' classic Tappan Zee imprint! Tee was one of the 70s best studio keyboard players – and his talents showed up on plenty of great Atlantic soul albums, and a fair number of jazz-related dates. This album, one of his few on his own, features Tee out front, soloing keyboards, in very much a Bob James kind of way. The set's perhaps a bit disco/R&B, more so than some of James' own work at the time – but it's still got a nice jazz component, and features work by Eric Gale on guitar, Tom Scott on saxes, and the great Steve Gadd on drums. Titles include "Virginia Sunday", "First Love", "Strokin", "Jesus Children Of America", and "I Wanted It Too". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a tracklist sticker, promo stamp, and light wear.)

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CloversTheir Greatest Recordings – The Early Years ... LP
Atco, Early 50s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
A sweet little collection of great tracks 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 set features 14 of the group's best numbers from their early years with Atlantic – including the familiar hits, as well as some nice, lesser-known tracks that show just how strong The Clovers sound was overall. Titles include "Devil Or Angel", "Ting A Ling", "Blue Velvet", "Fool Fool Fool", "One Mint Julep", "Don't You Know I Love You", "Love Potion Number Nine", "Lovey Dovey", "Your Cash Ain't Nothin But Trash", "Hey Miss Fanny", and "Down In The Alley". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Flora PurimThat's What She Said ... LP
Milestone, 1978. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Flora Purim's last albums for Milestone – and much less of a straight Brazilian fusion session than some of her other records – more in the soul style she'd explore in years to come! Flora's singing in English a bit more than before, and some of the tunes have a nice dose of R&B in the mix – sliding in nicely with fusion-inspired instrumentation from a lineup of players that includes George Duke on keyboards, Oscar Brashear on trumpet, Joe Henderson on tenor, Alphonso Johnson on bass, and Ndugu Chancler on drums. Flora's vocals are as heavenly as ever – and she soars over the top of the tunes with all the grace of her earlier sessions! Titles include "Look Into His Eyes", "Juicy", "What Can I Say", "That's What She Said", and "You Are My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)

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Janet JacksonAll For You ... LP
Virgin, 2001. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
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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Small FacesSmall Faces (Decca) ... LP
Decca (UK), 1966. Very Good+ ... $14.99
There's nobody like The Small Faces at their best – as you'll hear from the group's killer 1966 album on Decca! The style here is tight, right, and fully-formed straight from the start – easily one of the best UK 60s hybrids of American influences from R&B, garage rock, and early psych – sorted out perfectly by a quartet of lads who really know what they're doing. And the album's maybe even more focused than the group's later album on Immediate – as here, The Small Faces are all business, and the right kind of gritty – just fantastic stuff that's fresh and exciting even today! Titles include "Shake", "Come On Children", "You Better Believe It", "IT's Too Late", "One Night Stand", "Sorry She's Mine", "Sha La La Lee", and "Own Up Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(US 4 Men With Beards 180 gram pressing.)

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

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Johnny AceMemorial Album ... LP
Duke, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
The only full album from Johnny Ace – a key figure in the Memphis scene of the 50s, and one of the first great casualties of rock and roll! Johnny was one of the first singers to record for the legendary Duke label, and worked in a mode that helped transform the smoother style of the west coast postwar R&B singers into a rougher, rawer mode that would pave the way for Memphis soul in years to come. And although Johnny died a tragic early death (and partially because of it), the impact of his work was tremendous, even in the few short years for which he recorded for Duke – leading to countless posthumous collections, mostly illegitimate, which often presented Johnny's work in less-than-superior conditions. This set is still the best – and features 12 tracks that Ace recorded for the Duke label. Titles include "How Can You Be So Mean", "My Song", "The Clock", "Cross My Heart", "Anymore", "Don't You Know", "Saving My Love For You", "So Lonely", and "Pledging My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing.)

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Dave Baby CortezHappy Organ (Design) ... LP
Clock/Design, Late 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
Stomping organ instrumentals from Dave Baby Cortez – early singles done for the Clock label at the end of the 50s! 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. Titles include "The Happy Organ", "Hey Hey Hey", "Fiesta", "Riffin", and "Come On & Stomp". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Eddie ChambleeRocking Tenor Sax Of Eddie Chamblee With Dayton Selby At The Organ ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Good+ ... $9.99
Wild tenor/organ trio side featuring the great Chicago R&B tenor player with an obscure organist named Dayton Selby. Wailin' cuts, with the two of them trading off in a crazy way, especially on cuts like "Skang!" and "Champin". A tough one to find, and waaaay better than his LPs on Mercury! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has split top and bottom seams with some marker.)

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✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul Story Vol 1 – The Twisted Wheel ... LP
Sony/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1960s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Volume 1 of this incredible series – a treasure trove of 60s soul, all of it music that played big at the legendary Twisted Wheel! The club was one of the early hotbeds of Northern Soul activity in the UK – and the cuts here have a raw-edged, hard-grooving quality that showcases the mix of R&B and soul that was first going down in the scene – pulled together from a range of smaller label 45s, and presented by Ian Dewhirst with track-by-track notes, and some good memories from years back as well! Titles include "Hide & Go Seek" by Bunker Hill, "That's What I Want To Know" by James Carr, "No Sad Songs" by Oscar Toney, "My Elusive Dreams" by Moses & Joshua Dillard, "A Little Bit Of Something" by Little Richard, "It's The Beat" by Major Lance, "Look What You've Done To My Heart" by Shirley & The Shirelles, "The Cheater" by Bob Kuban & The In-Men, "Magic Potion" by Lou Johnson, "I Need Your Love So Desperately" by Peaches & Herb, "Breakin Down The Walls Of Heartache" by The Bandwagon, "Everybody's Going To The Love-In" by Bob Brady & The Con-Chords, and "You're Gonna Make Me Love You" by Sandi Sheldon. 25 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing on purple vinyl.)

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Richard Groove HolmesBook Of The Blues Vol 1 ... LP
Warner, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Forget the "blues" in the title – because the set's as much a soul jazz cooker as any of Groove's classic records for Prestige! The format's a bit different than usual – in that Groove solos on Hammond over large arrangements by Onzy Matthews – in a sweet organ/big band mode that's got plenty of bounce! The tunes are mostly from R&B sources, but done here with a groovy 60s approach – and titles include "Organ Grinder", "Mean Old Frisco Blues", "Your Red Wagon", "In The Dark", and "I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout grommet.)

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

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Butterbeans & SusieDaddy's Got The Mojo ... LP
Contact (Denmark), Late 20s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Early work from this famous duo – rare 78rpm sides from the late 20s, marking them as one of the first and most important male/female duos – setting a tradition that would run through R&B and soul music in later years! LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny HodgesCastle Rock ... LP
Verve/Norgran, 1952. Very Good- ... $9.99
An undisputed Verve classic, and proof that Johnny Hodges could make damn good records away from Duke Ellington! The set features a number of small groupings of Ellington players – like Al Sears, Billy Strayhorn, Lawrence Brown, and others – but the sound is quite different than with the Duke – really jamming hard, with almost an R&B overtone at times – and a strong focus on the hard-edged Hodges alto sax! The classic "Castle Rock" is a wailer composed by Sears – and other tracks are all great too – including "Jeep Is Jumping", "Wham", "Sideways", "You Blew Out The Flame In My Heart", and "My Reward". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousBobby's Harlem Rock Vol 2 – NY On Fire ... LP
Fire/P-Vine (Japan), Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Killer blues from the Bobby Robinson labels Fire, Fury, and Enjoy – a set that brings together a great range of rare material from this legendary New York imprint – including a number of tracks we've never seen reissued before! The Fire/Fury work is usually concentrated on the big hits produced by Robinson – but this excellent set digs way way deeper, and pulls together some of the most hard-edged cuts from his labels at the time – work that really shows that Robinson had one heck of a great ear for blues – a style that's not usually associated with the Harlem scene. A few cuts bring in some jazzy or R&B elements too – and titles include "Candied Yams" by B Brown, "I Go Into Orbit" by Johnny Acey, "Angel Child" by Sammy Myers with Elmore James, "Baby Please Come Back" by Johnny Chef, "Going Back To My Hometown" by Hal Paige, "I'm Tired Of It" by Dr Horse, "Look At My Baby" by Paul Perryman, "I Just Wanna Make Love To You" by Tommy Tucker, and "Your Precious Love" by Sammy Taylor. LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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

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Georgie FameShorty ... LP
Epic, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An excellent little album from British vocalist Georgie Fame – one that has him moving way past the simple beat group sound of his roots, into a sophisticated style that mixes jazz vocalizing, hard grooving, and lots of rock/R&B influences! Georgie's still got his Mose Allison-inspired vocal style, but the band behind him is a lot more open-ended, and grooves along freely in these great organ riffing rhythms – open-ended and very swinging on some numbers, but in a way that's different from Fame's rougher-edged roots. Titles include "Oliver's Gone", "Somebody Stole My Thunder", "Fully Booked", "Inside Story", and "Seventh Son". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and is lightly stained & wavy at the bottom.)

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✨✧ Harold MabernFew Miles From Memphis ... LP
Prestige, 1968. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
One of Harold Mabern's great soul jazz albums for Prestige, with loads of funky piano, and lots of deep soul in both the writing and the solos. The lineup on this one includes George Coleman on tenor, Bill Lee on bass, and Walter Perkins on drums – the latter two of whom were Harold's bandmates in the great MJT+3. Tracks includ "B&B", "Few Miles from Memphis", "Walkin' Back", and "Syden Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! Feels like a blue label pressing, but might be green. Cover has a cutout hole in the corner.)

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✨✧ George BensonBreezin ... LP
Warner, 1976. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
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

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

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Rolling Stones12 x 5 ... LP
London, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
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.)

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VariousLos Angeles Modern/Kent Northern Soul ... LP
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A great collection of rare soul tracks from the west coast scene of the 60s – one that has the Ace/Kent label returning to the territory of some of their earliest compilations, but with lots of fresh and unreleased material in the mix! The Kent and Modern labels trace their roots back to the initial outpouring of postwar R&B on the Los Angeles scene – and by the time of the 60s, the companies were in a great position to pick the hippest, coolest cats from their city's soul underground – often recording so much music, only a portion of it was ever released back in the day! That's definitely the case here – as 8 of the 14 tracks on the collection never saw release in the 60s – making the collection a fantastic mix of rare and released Northern Soul from the city of angels. Titles include "Wanting You (alt)" by Jimmy Bee, "Lay This Burden Down" by Arthur Wright & His Orchestra, "Love Is Gonna Get You" by Peggy Woods, "Can It Be Me" by Mel Williams, "Baby Without You" by Gene & Gary, "Nobody But Me" by The Other Brothers, "Make Me Yours" by ZZ Hill, "Hey Stoney Face" by Mary Love, "No Puppy Love" by Johnny Copeland, "This Man Wants You" by Wally Cox, and "Get To Steppin" by Jackie Day. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ben JaggaHold On Pretty Woman (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
Tight Nigerian boogie from Ben Jagga – done with a lean groove that really represents the change in styles during the 80s, while still holding onto modes that reference some of the funk from before! Ben's got this bright style of singing, and at times the record almost has a Caribbean vibe – that sort of special, sunny style that we love in some of the Caribe disco singles from the period – mixed with more of the mainstream R&B modes that were coming out of Lagos, particularly those that have a stronger electro soul influence. Titles include "You Are My Reason For Living", "Aliyenju", "Hold On Pretty Woman", "Just Forgive & Forget", and "Jack & Jill". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hold On Pretty Woman ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Nellie LutcherReal Gone! ... LP
Capitol, 1950s. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
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 a center split bottom seam.)

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Les HooperLook What They've Done ... LP
Creative World, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
The first full album recorded by jazz composer/arranger Les Hooper – one of the hipper young cats hanging around the Kenton scene in the early 70s. As with some of the best of Kenton's work at the time, there's a great sound here that takes the older big band style of jazz and pushes it with some sweeter, more expansive 70s arrangements – borrowing bits of soundtrack scoring and soulful influences from R&B, and coming up with a sound that's surprisingly great. The solos on the tracks really burst out with a lot of warmth and imagination – and overall, the album's got an incredibly soulful feel – so much so that if the set were coverless, you might end up thinking of it as some hip indie soul jazz big band set, instead of a title under the Kenton umbrella! Titles include "Skin Tone", "Opus III", "Softness", "Hurry Up & Wait", "Blue Orleans", and "Circumvent". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chuck WillisKing Of The Stroll ... LP
Atlantic, 1958. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Chuck Willis is billed as "the king of the stroll" on the cover of this classic Atlantic album – but that title only gets at just a small part of his genius! The set's one of a rare few Chuck cut in his too-short life – and it may well be his greatest, as it's really got Willis stepping out with a strong degree of focus – on a batch of all-original tunes sung in that amazing crackling voice of his! The style is R&B, but really points the way towards soul music – thanks to a personal presentation of the music, and some deep roots that really come through in the overall sound. Titles include the classic original versions of "CC Rider" and "Betty & Dupree" – both numbers that sound better in Chuck's own hands than any later incarnations – and other titles include "That Train Is Gone", "Juanita", "It's Too Late", "My Life", "Ease The Pain", and "There's Got To Be A Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Sonny Boy WilliamsonDown & Out Blues ... LP
Checker, Late 50s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Raw blues from Sonny Boy Williamson – harmonica, guitar, and some rough drumming underneath the vocals – all in a mode that has plenty of early Chess Records grit! And despite the "down and out" title and cover image, Sonny's got a heck of a lot of punch here – an approach to the blues that is almost more vibrant than some of his Chess contemporaries, and which brings a bit of R&B "umph" to the mix! Tracks were recorded over a number of sessions in the late 50s – and titles include "Dissatisfied", "Don't Start Me To Talkin", "I Don't Know", "Wake Up Baby", and "99". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo blue gradient label pressing. Cover has heavy wear, flaking and some stains along the spine, with a "Altered For Stereo" sticker.)

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Julia LeeOf Lions & Lambs ... LP
Capitol/Charly (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Hard-swinging work from the great Julia Lee – a mixture of jazz, jump blues, and early R&B by one of the hippest singers on Capitol at the end of the 40s! LP, Vinyl record album

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Scherrie PayneIncredible ... LP
Everland (Austria), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
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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VariousVocal Group Album – Roots Of Rock n Roll Vol 8 ... LP
Savoy, 1950s/1979. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
Great set of rare doo wop and R&B vocal group recordings from the Savoy label – most of which were only ever issued on super-rare 45s and 78s! The set includes loads of material, 32 tracks in all, including "Poor Butterfly" and "Milk Shake Stand" by The Three Barons, "It All Comes Back To Me Now" and "My Life Is My Life" by The Marshall Brothers, "These Are The Things I Want To Share With You" and "Out In The Cold Again" by The Syncopaters, "Call For Me" and "I Got A Feelin'" by The Carols, "I'm Losing My Mind" and "My Little Honeybun" by The Dreams, "Say You're Mine" and "(I Love Only) You" by Jimmy Jones & The Savoys, "I Won't cry" and "Wah Diddy Wah" by Little David & The Harps, and "I'm Living For You" and "Palace OF Stone" by The Toppers – and it comes with a great set of notes and discographical information. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Earl KlughEarl Klugh ... LP
Blue Note, 1976. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The sweet debut from guitarist Earl Klugh – a player whose sound went onto dominate late 70s fusion in a big big way! Klugh's clearly stepping here into a space allowed by George Benson at the time – a blend of jazz and R&B that's warmer and mellower than work previously done on Blue Note in the decade (or on CTI and Kudu for that matter) – one that's less focused on rhythm than it is on tone, and the kind of setting that allows Earl to shine wonderfully. There's a lot less of the cheesiness here that would hurt Klugh's later albums, and the overall presentation is nicely retrained – arranged by Dave Grusin at a time when he still knew how to bring a good deal of soul into a session, avoiding cliche and letting the soloist step forth unmarred. Other players include Lee Ritenour, Harvey Mason, and Grusin himself – and Klugh plays both electric and acoustic guitar, on tunes that include "Angelina", "Slippin In The Back Door", "Vonetta", "Waltz For Debby", and "Wind & The Sea". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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✨✧ Etta JamesTell Mama (180 gram – lavender colored mono pressing) ... LP
Cadet/4 Men With Beards, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really unique album from the great Etta Jones – a session recorded down in Muscle Shoals, and not in Chicago – a setting that gives James an extra sort of deep soul power! The backing is nicely different than some of the other Chess material – killer work from the legendary Fame Studios lineup that included Barry Beckett on organ, Charles Chalmers on tenor, and Roger Hawkins on drums – all coming together with the great Rick Hall at the production helm! Etta's back in hard-belting R&B-tinged territory here – a bit more sophisticated than the 50s, with a good mix of hard soul numbers and ballads, opening up in some southern territory that really suits her well. Titles include "The Same Rope", "Watch Dog", "Tell Mama", "I'd Rather Go Blind", "Just A Little Bit", and "Don't Lose Your Good Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 585 copies!)

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Leiber Stoller Big BandYakety Yak ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
A very unusual little record, cut at the height of fame for the team of Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller! The session's a rare jazz one from the duo – put together to feature different versions of tunes they'd been penning for acts on Atlantic and some of the other big labels of the late 50s. Work here is all done in a mode that's a bit like the Ray Charles jazz style of the time – big band, but with plenty of R&B influences – and searing horn work from a batch of players who include Al Grey, Frank Foster, Ernie Royal, Thad Jones, Frank Rehak, and Benny Powell. Lieber & Stoller don't play on the record, but direct the tunes with the mentioned flair – although in a way that's a bit looser than their usual work. There's a Basie-esque flair to most numbers, and titles include "Smokey Joe's Cafe", "Hound Dog", "Loving You", "Poison Ivy", "Bazoom", "Black Denim Trousers & Motorcycle Boots", and "Jailhouse Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple & red label pressing.)

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

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Willis JacksonBlue Gator ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Good+ ... $14.99
A massive early Prestige set from tenorist Willis Jackson – and just the kind of record that set him firmly in the soul jazz camp for the 60s! By the time of the set, Jackson had already won plenty of fame for his R&B-tinged work – but here, he stretches out a bit more, and really gets creative on his solos – working with a very hip group that includes Jack McDuff on organ and Wild Bill Jennings on guitar – both players making a similar shift in their music at the time. The tracks are lively, recorded with a bold, loud tone, and have lots of those great open-mouthed tones from Jackson – quite possibly a good reason for his "Gator" nickname! Tracks include "Blue Gator", "East Breeze", "The Gator Jumps", and "Try A Little Tenderness". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow and black label NJ pressing with deep groove and RVG etch.)

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Johnny NashI Got Rhythm ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
An excellent early album form Johnny Nash – one that's quite different than his later hits, and which has Johnny singing in a jazzy sort of mode that reminds us a lot of Jesse Belvin! Like Belvin, Johnny's got a warmly sweet voice that's lighter than Billy Eckstine, Joe Williams, or other contemporaries crossing the bounds between jazz and R&B – and this album showcases that style especially well, by setting Nash up with some strong arrangements from Don Costa – all nicely bright, and with plenty of breakout jazz moments. Titles include "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "I Got Rhythm", "S Wonderful", "Baby Won't You Please Come Home", "Baby Baby Baby", and "It's All Right With Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has a stain on front and some ink stamps & pen on back.)

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George JenkinsDrum Magic ... LP
Tampa, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Hard wailing stuff – a mixture of jazz and R&B grooving, with some great tenor work by Fred Clark, over tightly jumping arrangements by the small combo of drummer George Jenkins! Despite the title, George gives all players plenty of space – and the record feels like a raw boppish side from the Central Ave scene in LA, especially as Clark is blowing as soulfully as Teddy Edwards! Titles include "Port Side", "Bar B Que", "GJ's Drums", "Bullfrog", and "Antipathy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pink label pressing with deep groove. Cover has discoloration from age and some flecks of stuck-on paper on front & back.)

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Sonny Stitt with Brother Jack McDuffNother Fu'ther ... LP
Prestige, 1962. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Stitt & McDuff in a very tasty set of organ/tenor grooves, played with that style that Prestige was finally beginning to perfect in the early 60s, as it let these organ combos shake off their 50's R&B sound, and start to hit a straighter jazz groove. Art Taylor's on drums, Eddie Diehl's on guitar, and Ray Barretto lopes along behind on congas. Titles include "Thirty Three, Ninety Six", "Nuther Fu'Ther", "Ringin' In", and "Pam Ain't Blue". Great cover, too – with Stitt in some very heavy-duty shades, looking very tuff! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label pressing with Van Gelder stamp, in the white "Nuther Fu'ther" cover.)

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Jimmy GrissomWorld Of Trouble – Lowdown Blues & Lonely Ballads ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The only album we've ever seen from Jimmy Grissom – an obscure Chicago singer from the early 60s, one with a style that's somewhat like that of Oscar Brown Jr, but which also has some deeper, bluesier touches too! Grissom's relation to Brown is clearly laid out on the title track – a version of Brown's "World Of Trouble" – but the rest of the album has him working in a style that's got a great mix of jazz and R&B, one that features Jimmy sliding around the notes in a really gutbuckety way – creating a nice late nite sort of feel as he works with small combo backing that includes John Young on piano, Jay Peters on tenor sax, and George Eskridge on guitar. Titles include "The Cheater", "I'll Miss You", "Mood Indigo", "I Don't Want You To Love Me", and "I Believe I'll Make A Change". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Joe WilliamsEveryday I Have The Blues (aka Joe Williams Sings Everyday) ... LP
Regent/Savoy, Early 50s. Very Good ... $0.99
Incredible early work from Joe Williams – harder, rawer, and spookier than any of his more famous sides from the late 50s and 1960s! The album's got a style that's almost R&B in parts – and features Joe effortlessly swinging his way through a set list that includes "It's Raining Again", "Detour Ahead", "Every Day", "Blow Mr Low", "Always On The Blue Side", and the incredible "Safe Sane & Single". The recording quality is great, too – looser and rougher than some of Joe's Verve work, with a nice toothy edge! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has a barcode sticker on front.)

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DixieairesMy Trouble Is Hard ... LP
Gospel Heritage (UK), Late 40s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Classic work from the Dixieaires – the gospel group who later became the Du-Droppers R&B vocal group! LP, Vinyl record album

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Patrice RushenPrelusion ... LP
Prestige, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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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Curtis AmyWay Down ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Near Mint- ... $39.99
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! Back of obi has a small spot cut out, but this is a great copy overall.)

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VariousAce Story Vol 3 ... LP
Ace (UK), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The third entry in the Ace Records Story – raucous and rumbling New Orleans R&B, proto rock and all around rambunctious groovers from legendary singers and groups – the original 70s LP compilation expanded greatly by the reverent revelers at Ace UK! It features late 50s and early 60s firestarters by Sonny Boy Williamson, The Blue Dots, Huey Piano Smith, Joe Tex, The Supremes, Mac Rebennack (aka Dr John), and many more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Janet JacksonVelvet Rope ... LP
Virgin, 1997. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... 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
(Includes the hidden track "Can't Be Stopped"!)

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VariousJumpin The Blues Vol 1 ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Very Good- ... $7.99
Loads of great jazz and R&B from Decca, Coral, and related labels – with work by Stomp Gordon, Cecil Payne, Willie Brown, Good Lewis, Harold Burrage, Doles Dickens, Buddy Johnson, Joey Thomas, and Clay Braddy! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jerry Morris, Ray Campbell, Jay Nelson, & Elton AndersonAlligator Swing ... LP
Goldband/Charly (UK), Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great swampy mix of blues and R&B from the Lousiana scene of the late 50s – all tracks recorded for the Goldband label! LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul WilliamsHucklebuck ... LP
Saxophonograph (Sweden), Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Great work from this important early figure in R&B – great material that moves from jazz to jump blues – with work from Noble Watts and Miller Sam on tenor, next to the alto and baritone of Paul Williams! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jr Walker & The All StarsJr Walker & The All Stars Play Shotgun ... LP
SOUL, 1965. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the all-time classics from Jr Walker & The All Stars – key proof that Motown could groove even when nobody was laying down vocals! As you might guess from the title, the album features the group's huge hit "Shotgun", plus lots of other cool funky little tracks like "Cleo's Back", "Tune Up", "Monkey Jump", "Do The Boomerang", "Shake & Fingerpop", "Shoot Your Shot", and lots more! The album's one of the group's strongest for Motown – and features that tight snapping groove that helped Jr take the tenor out of the R&B sound of the 50s, and place it into a whole new mode for the soulful 60s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Motown reissue.)

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✨✧ Little CaesarLying Woman – Goodbye Baby ... LP
Route 66 (Sweden), Early 50s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare west coast R&B from Henry "Little" Caesar – recorded in San Francisco and LA, the latter with the groups of Red Callender, Maxwell Davis, and Que Martin! LP, Vinyl record album
(In nice shape!)
 
 
 



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