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✨✧ Cecil Taylor/Buell NeidlingerNew York City R&B ... LP
Candid, 1961. Used ... 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.)

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VariousRare Breed R&B – The Lost Years ... LP
Outta Sight (UK), New Copy ... About November 5, 2017
... 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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✨✧ VariousCrazy Rhythms Of Mata Hari – Rolling Rockabilly, Hot & Cool Hillbilly, Wild Western Swing, Sleazy Listening, Sinuous Soul, & Slinky R&B ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), 1950s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A much more American-styled set of tracks than you'd guess from a record with Mata Hari in the title – mostly work from the hillbilly and R&B sides of the spectrum – pulled from a range of rare singles from the 50s! The vibe is a nice twist on some of the other compilations on the Stag O Lee label – and like the best of those, the mix here features very obscure numbers alongside tracks that might have been big in their day, but have really been lost to the shifting sands of time – nicely revived here for a new generation. The set's got an especially great way of being color-blind to divisions between genres that some folks might insist on – and in a way, maybe more reflects the on-the-ground listening patterns that happened back in the day. Titles include "Doggonit" by Jimmy Spellman, "Thanks Mr Postman" by Bobby King, "Honey Child" by Johnny Williams, "Cat Music" by Dave Bartholomew, "Rock A Billy Gal" by Hayden Thompson, "Black Cat" by Tommy Collins, "Snake Eyed Mama" by Al Casey, "Rocket 88" by Bill Haley & His Saddlemen, "Ghost Train" by The Swanks, "Rattlesnake Baby Rattlesnake" by Joe Johnson, "The Sneak" by Jimmy Oliver, "Snake Charmer" by Mad Man Jones, "Cajun Queen" by Red Sovine, "Lonesome Shack" by Ernie Washington, and "Fever" by Jim Tyler. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roy MiltonRoy Milton & His Solid Senders – Original R&B Hits From The 40s & 50s ... LP
Specialty (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic work from one of the hippest cats on the postwar R&B scene – with Specialty Records tracks that include "Information Blues", "Rainy Day Confession Blues", "Keep A Dollar In Your Pocket", "RM Blues", "Bartender's Boogie", and "Wakin Up Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, from the 70s.)

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Homesick JamesChance Vintage Blues – R&B Crops Vol 2 – Directly From Chicago 50s ... LP
Chance/P-Vine (Japan), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $23.99
A very cool collection of rare Chance Records material from the legendary Homesick James! Tracks mostly feature James on vocals and guitar, with just a bit of piano and bass to back him up. LP, Vinyl record album
(Oddly, although this is on P-Vine, it feels like an American pressing.)

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VariousCharly R&B Party ... LP
Charly (UK), 1985. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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

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VariousSwingin' Dick's Shellac Shakers Vol 2 – Hot Jive, Jumpin' Jazz & Big Band R&B 78s (10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), 1930s/1940s. New Copy ... $16.99
Not the kind of record you might expect – neither a porno session, or a collection of work by artists named Richard – and instead, a sweet stack of rare tracks originally issued on 78rpm shellac – working together here in jiving jazzy brilliance! The work here is from the swing generation and beyond – with a strong focus on the sorts of sounds that would set the tone for the jump jive and R&B generation – including some especially nice vocal tracks! Titles on this second volume include "Ball Of Fire" by Gene Krupa, "Bunch Of Rhythm" by Horace Henderson, "Root Hog Or Die" by The Harlem Hamfats, "Rip Up The Joint" by Sidney Bechet, "Jive" by Cab Calloway, "All The Cats Join In" by Roy Eldridge, "Raid The Joint" by Erskine Hawkins, "Harlem Rhumbain" by Hot Lips Page, and "Who Said Shorty Wasn't Coming Back" by Lucky Millinder. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSwingin' Dick's Shellac Shakers Vol 1 – Hot Jive, Jumpin' Jazz & Big Band R&B 78s (10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), 1930s/1940s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not the kind of record you might expect – neither a porno session, or a collection of work by artists named Richard – and instead, a sweet stack of rare tracks originally issued on 78rpm shellac – working together here in jiving jazzy brilliance! The work here is from the swing generation and beyond – with a strong focus on the sorts of sounds that would set the tone for the jump jive and R&B generation – including some especially nice vocal tracks! Titles on this first volume include "Jam Man" by Slim Gaillard, "The Minor Drag" by Fats Waller, "I Got Rhythm" by Horace Henderson, "Old Joe's Hittin The Jug" by Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Orchestra, "Caledonia" by Woody Herman, "Voodoo Woman Blues" by Jay McShann, and "The Little Goose" by Rex Stewart's Big Eight. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Elmore JamesGot To Move ... LP
Charly R&B (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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Johnny OtisRock N Roll Revue ... LP
Charly R&B (UK), Early 50s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
Early rocking work from the great Johnny Otis – with vocals by Otis, Marie Adams, Mel Williams, Marci Lee, and the whole group! Combo features vibes from Otis, plus Ernie Freeman on piano, Jack Kelson on alto and tenor, Fred Harman on tenor and baritone, Jimmy Nolen on guitar, and Earl Palmer on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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Otis ClayOnly Way Is Up ... LP
Blues R&B, 1982. Near Mint- ... $34.99
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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Dick MorrisseyJazz For Moderns 1962 ... LP
R&B Records (UK), 1962. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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(Limited to just 200 copies in the US!)
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✨✧ Bill CodayBill Coday ... LP
Crajon/Vivid (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $36.99
A great collection of funky 45s from Bill Coday – a bluesy soul singer from late 60s Chicago, with a groove as tight as Tyrone Davis, Johnnie Taylor, or any other better-known contemporaries! As with Davis and Taylor, the style here has its roots in older R&B, but focuses the sound into a hipper, more progressive vibe – one that often gets a bit funky at times, and which packs a really strong punch, thanks to arrangements from Willie Mitchell and Bow Legs Miller! Mitchell recorded a number of the tracks here, and there's a groove that's a bit like his Hi Records productions, but a fair bit rougher. Titles include "Sixty Minute Teaser", "Get Your Lie Straight", "You're Gonna Want Me", "What Cha Laid On Me", "I'm Back To Collect", "Jury Of Love", "A Woman Rules The World", and "When You Find A Fool Bump His Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing, with insert!)

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✨✧ Bo DiddleyBo Diddley Is A Lover ... LP
Checker, 1961. Near Mint- ... $44.99
Hardly the love song album you might guess from the title – and instead, a classic batch of Chess Records material from the mighty Bo Diddley! The sound is loud, echoey, and nice and raw – the kind of unique groove that really made Diddley a standout in the rock and roll years – not really a blues artist, not really R&B, but his own unique genre onto himself – with a sound that's got to be heard to be believed! A few tracks feature slightly fuller backings, but most are wonderfully lean – Bo and Co riffing and grooving their way through a set of all original material that includes "Bo's Vacation", "Not Guilty", "Bo's Blues", "Congo", "You're Looking Good", "Bo Diddley Is A Lover", "Back Home", "Bo Diddley Is Loose", and "Quick Draw". LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label 60s pressing! Cover and label have a cutout mark, and cover has a stereo sticker. In great shape!)

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✨✧ John Handy/Ali Akbar KhanKaruna Supreme ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
After making some great jazz records in the 60's, and some crossover R&B albums in the 70's, John Handy recorded this beautiful album for MPS which paired his soulful alto with Indian melodies and rhythms, played by a small group led by Ali Akbar Khan. The set is unlike anything else Handy had ever done, and is a haunting blend of jazz and Indian music that works perfectly – and which provides a perfect showcase for Handy's rich soulful playing. The three tracks are all quite long, and titles include "Karuna Supreme", "Ganesha's Jubilee Dance", and "The Soul And The Atma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original German pressing in a gatefold cover.)

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✨✧ Jimmy ReedBest Of Jimmy Reed (Up Front) ... LP
Vee Jay/Up Front, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $1.99
Classic collection of Jimmy's hard rockin' R&B with a 10 great numbers from Reed: "Baby What You Want Me To Do", "Honest I Do", "Take Out Some Insurance", "Big Boss Man", "Caress Me Baby", "Ain't That Lovin' You Baby", "The Sun Is Shining", "Down In Mississippi", "Bright Lights Big City", "Outskirts Of Town" and "Mary, Mary". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jimmy CliffMusic Maker ... LP
Warner, 1974. Very Good- ... $4.99
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 half split top seam and a small center split on the spine.)

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✨✧ Screamin' Jay HawkinsI Put A Spell On You (aka At Home With Screamin' Jay Hawkins) ... LP
Epic, 1956. Very Good ... $49.99
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
(Late 60s yellow label pressing.)

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

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✨✧ Esther PhillipsEsther ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Given her start as a rough-hewn child junkie R&B singer, it's hard to believe that Esther's the one singing these beautiful ballads and soul tracks! The album's fantastic, though – and it shows Esther maturing into one of the more fantastic vocalists of her generation. Oliver Nelson, Ray Ellis, and Jimmy Wisner handle the arrangements – and they all have a very nice blend of fragile orchestrations that are just right for Esther's raw pain-filled voice. Titles include "Taste Of Honey", "Crazy He Calls Me", "He Touched Me", "Just Say Goodbye", and "As Tears Go By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Eddie HollandEddie Holland (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Motown/Wax Time, 1962. Near Mint- (reissue)... $14.99
One of the earliest albums on Motown – and the only one ever cut by Eddie Holland! Eddie's best known as a producer, arranger, and songwriter – part of the holy Holland-Dozier-Holland trinity – but back in his early days, he was a soulful tenor, with a sound and style that was a bit like Jackie Wilson or Sam Cooke – high in range, but full of depth in feeling too – with a quality that makes this rare album a real treasure! The set's got a great early Motown feel all the way through – that perfect bridge between R&B and soul, but nice and tight, too – really moving forward through the strength of Holland's musical vision. Eddie produced along with William Stevenson – and titles include "Take A Chance On Me", "If Cleopatra Took A Chance", "Last Night I Had A Vision", "What About Me", and "Jamie", which was a relatively big single, plus bonus tracks "You Deserve What You Got" and "Just A Few More Days". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl, with download card, still in the shrink.)

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Quincy JonesBack On The Block ... LP
Quest/Warner, 1989. Very Good ... $7.99
One of the last really all-star sets from Quincy Jones – and a record that reprises the format of some of his big records of the 70s – like Mellow Madness or Body Heat – in a way that has Quincy surrounding himself with top-shelf artists of all sorts, from jazz soloists, to hip hoppers, to R&B vocalists. Kool Moe Dee & Big Daddy Kane rap on a version of "Birdland" that also has solos from Miles, Diz, and James Moody; Take 6 sing on a mellow version of Ivan Lins' "Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)", Bobby McFerrin sings goofily on "Wee B Dooinit", Siedah Garrett and Al B Sure sing on "The Secret Garden", and a whole choir joins in on "Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousJukebox Mambo 3 – Afro Latin Accents In Rhythm & Blues 1947 to 1960 ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $25.99 29.99
Maybe the rootsiest set so far in this excellent series – and one that almost seems to go back and look a bit at the evolution of the genre! As you probably know from our notes on the previous collections, the term "jukebox mambo" is here used to refer to postwar R&B that's heavy on influences from Latin music – sometimes in the rhythms or percussion, sometimes in other elements as well! About half the tracks here would be right at home on some Ace Records collection of material from labels like King Records, Specialty, or Atlantic – and many have a tripling rhythmic groove that's part New Orleans soul, part romping jazzy percussion. But others seem to borrow maybe a bit more from the Caribbean, too – some of the leaner tracks that echo the coolest styles of the islands, especially in the vocals, percussion, and use of guitar. The choice of cuts is wonderful – a huge array of sounds that you would not expect to come together this beautifully – and titles include "Please Don't Go" by Floyd Dixon, "Alabama Sue" by Roy Gaines, "Mambo Mambo Baby" by Paul Boyers Band, "Calypso Cha Cha For Spooks" by Monogram Caribbean Orchestra, "Bermuda" by Maurice King & His Wolverines, "Mary" by Preacher Stephens With The Foree Wells Combo, "Tough De Times" by The Emperor, "Hurry Back Baby" by Camille Howard, "Caravan" by Chuz Alfred, "Swing Low Sweet Cadillac" by Aggie Dukes, "Double A Mambo" by Linton Garner & His All Stars, "Little Daddy" by Big Bertha, "The Mojo" by Sax Mallard, and "I Ain't Nothing But A Fool" by Christine Kittrell. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Jukebox Mambo 3 – Afro Latin Accents In Rhythm & Blues 1947 to 1960 ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ TLCOoooooohhh On The TLC Tip (with download) ... LP
LaFace/Legacy, 1992. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A record that transformed the face of female soul in the 90s – by doing so many different things at once! TLC may have seemed like a throwaway pop group at the time – but they were also part of a new wave that had their ear to the ground of the influence from hip hop, and brought that style to play with mainstream soul – all in a way that found a whole new place for the older girl trio style in contemporary music! Yet TLC aren't hip hop at all – but still have a sound that not only crossed over to that scene, but also helped folks who wouldn't have dug female MCs that strongly get a taste of that world too. The project was put together by Babyface and LA, but they also open the door to production by Marly Marl, Dallas Austin, and Jermaine Dupri – who are all part of the essential sound too. Titles include "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg", "Shock Dat Monkey", "Somethin You Wanna Know", "Depend On Myself", "What About Your Friends", "Das Da Way We Like Em", "Hat 2 Da Back", "Baby Baby Baby", and "Bad By Myself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Certified Undisputed Classics Of Hip Hop & R&B series!)

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✨✧ MystikalUnpredictable (with download) ... LP
Jive/Legacy, 1997. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
Mystikal's solid second album, still with pretty lean production, but that's all the better to frame Mystikal's forever forceful, gritty and gravelly barked rhyme style – with appearances by Silkk The Shocker, Master P, Snoop Dogg, E-40, Mia X and more. Includes "Born 2 Be A Soldier" with Master P & Silkk The Shocker, "13 Years", "Unpredictable", "Ghetto Child" with Master P & Silkk The Shocker , "Here We Go" with B-Legit, E-40 & Master P, "Still Smokin'", "U Can't Handle This", "Gangstas" with Snoop Dogg & Master P, "Shine" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Certified Undisputed Classics Of Hip Hop & R&B series!)

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✨✧ GinuwineGinuwine – The Bachelor (with download) ... LP
Legacy/Sony, 1996. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The quiet storm sound, reinvented for the hip hop generation – as the slow jam style of Ginuwine comes head to head with fantastic production from Timbaland – whose beats are perfectly placed alongside the mellow soul vocals! The approach is maybe more hip hop than the classic-influenced sound of artists like Maxwell or D'Angelo – but equally important to the 90s soul generation in the same sort of way, with an influence that would be felt for years to come! Titles include his great remake of the Prince classic "When Doves Cry" – plus "Pony", "Holler", "Tell Me Do You Wanna", "Only When Ur Lonely", "Ginuwine 4 Ur Mind", "G Thang", and "I'll Do Anything/I'm Sorry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Certified Undisputed Classics Of Hip Hop & R&B series!)

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✨✧ DJ QuikQuik Is The Name (with download) ... LP
Profile/Legacy, 1991. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
DJ Quik's classic debut – arguably one sturdiest records bridging the first wave of the LA gangsta rap era to the G Funk era of the early-to-mid 90s – and definitely one of the tighter and most focused albums of its kind around that time, when rap records were getting largely getting a little too padded with skits and filler. This one's lean and mean and really earns it's slow-building critical legacy. With "Sweet Black P***y", "Born & Raised In Compton", "Tha Bombudd", "Quik Is The Name", "Loked Out Hood", "Quik's Groove", "Tear It Off", "I Got That Feelin'" and "Skanless". LP, Vinyl record album
(Certified Undisputed Classics Of Hip Hop & R&B series!)

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✨✧ BeyonceLemonade (180 gram colored vinyl – with bonus download) ... LP
Columbia, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 39.98
It's a long long way from Destiny's Child – as Beyonce comes on here with a righteous power she's never had before – much more message-oriented, and with larger agenda than the catchy pop of her youth! The album got quite a buzz before release, and definitely lives up to that promise – certainly darker, and deeper than anything we've heard before from the singer – almost her own move into some of the territory that D'Angelo hit in recent years, although with a more mainstream R&B construction to some of the tunes. The record features guest work from Jack White, Kendrick Lamarr, The Weeknd, and James Blake – but Beyonce is clearly the main focus throughout – on titles that include "Pray You Catch Me", "Daddy Lessons", "Forward", "6 Inch", "Don't Hurt Yourself", "Hold UP", "Freedom", "All Night", and "Formation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Double 180 gram yellow colored vinyl – includes download of the album & Lemonade film!)

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

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✨✧ Van MorrisonHis Band & Street Choir ... LP
Warner, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
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
(Recent 180 gram pressing.)
Also available His Band & Street Choir ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Little Willie JohnMister Little Willie John ... LP
King, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tremendous work from Little Willie John – one of those singers who always grabs our attention! Willie's light years ahead of most of his contemporaries here – already moving more towards soul than R&B, and really shaking himself free of any bluesy cliches. Most of the tunes feature small group backings – often with a touch of jazz, thanks to the presence of Hal Singer and Willis Jackson on tenor – and titles include "Spasms", "Let's Rock While The Rockin's Good", "Home At Last", "You're A Sweetheart", "A Little Bit Of Loving", "Why Don't You Haul Off & Love Me", "All My Love Belongs To You", and "Are You Ever Coming Back". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eddie Vinson/Wynonie Harris/Roy BrownBattle Of The Blues Vol 4 ... LP
King, Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99 9.98
It's a battle of the blues, and everyone's winning – as the set's overflowing with killer cuts from the legendary R&B years of King Records! The tracks are from a time when the label did it better than just about anyone else – melding blues, jazz, and all the raw new styles of the postwar years – into a blend that makes for non-stop gems all the way through! Wynonie Harris delivers the hilarious "Grandma Plays The Numbers", plus "Rock Mr Blues" and "Bring It Back". Roy Brown sings "Old Age Boogie", "Queen Of Diamonds", and "Trouble At Midnight". And Eddie Vinson proves that he had fire back in the old days – on the tracks "Big Mouth Gal", "Lonesome Train", and "Good Bread Alley". LP, Vinyl record album

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