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  • Black Ivory – Feel It
    Black Ivory – Feel It
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    Label: Buddah Records – BDS 5644 Format: Vinyl, LP Country: US Released: 1975 VG+/VG+. Jacket in shrink with hype sticker. Saw cut top right corner. Tiny bit of dirtiness on […]

  • V/A – Skyway Soul: Gary, Indiana
    V/A – Skyway Soul: Gary, Indiana
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    A sonic snapshot of America’s steel capital, developed in the prosperous cavern between the departure of the Jackson 5 to Motown and the collapse of U.S. Steel, Skyway Soul is […]

  • V/A – Eccentric Soul: The Saadia Label
    V/A – Eccentric Soul: The Saadia Label
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    After the fall of the Deep City label, Rocketeers bandleader Frank Williams set up shop under the name of his twin daughters Saadia and Giwada and got to work reinventing […]

  • V/A – Eccentric Soul: The Shoestring Label
    V/A – Eccentric Soul: The Shoestring Label
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    Operating in a basement studio at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, pipeline man Howard Neal and his appropriately named Shoestring label was Alton, Illinois’ answer to [...]

  • Ripple – S/T
    Ripple – S/T
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    Seminal rare groove funk and deep soul album originally released in 1973 on GRC Records now released 50 years later on Soul Jazz Records in this fully remastered edition of […]

  • System Olympia – Racing Heart
    System Olympia – Racing Heart
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    I Changed My Mind Lying in a hotel as water begins to rush out from under my bed. I open my eyes. All Mine Now My body unleashes vivid visions […]

  • Arp Frique – Analog People Digital World
    Arp Frique – Analog People Digital World
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    Arp Frique returns with a new album after a string of releases, leaving the cratediggers and dancefloor tastemakers with underground classics like Nos Magia, Voyage and Nyame Ye. On ”Analog [...]

  • Arp Frique – The Seed
    Arp Frique – The Seed
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    Arp Frique’s second album on Colorful World, exploring the globe via a concoction of sounds that takes in disco, synth boogie, funk and the sounds of the Caribbean, West and […]

  • V/A – Eccentric Boogie (Frosted Blue)
    V/A – Eccentric Boogie (Frosted Blue)
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    THE ONLY BOOGIE RECORD YOU’LL EVER NEED TO OWN

  • Gee Gee Decorator – Gee Gee Decorator
    Gee Gee Decorator – Gee Gee Decorator
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    On the same label that brought us that Pat Metheny “Zero Tolerance for Silence” ‘reissue’ last year…. Insane “private press” ultra-obscurity reissued for [...]

  • V/A – L80’s: So Unusual
    V/A – L80’s: So Unusual
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    The tenth volume of Numero’s elaborately packaged Cabinet of Curiosities series, L80s finds the group exploring the far-flung corners of the global downtempo underground. This 12-song mix [...]

  • Lee Fields – Sentimental Fool
    Lee Fields – Sentimental Fool
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    Lee Fields is arguably the greatest soul singer alive today. In an age when the shelf life of an artist largely depends on posturing and trends, he has proven to […]

  • Durand Jones – Wait Til I Get Over You
    Durand Jones – Wait Til I Get Over You
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    Durand Jones’s Wait ‘Til I Get Over is a memoir and a love letter. It is the story of Jones’s life, his growth and revelations, the wisdom of his hometown […]

  • V/A – Mid-Atlantic Story Vol. 3
    V/A – Mid-Atlantic Story Vol. 3
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    For the lowriders, the souleros, and for any armchair drag racer who still has a record player within reach, Mid-Atlantic Story pays tribute to the aftermarket sounds of soul music, […]

  • Howard “Youngblood” Bomar – I Who Have Nothing
    Howard “Youngblood” Bomar – I Who Have Nothing
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    Howard “Youngblood” Bomar’s long overdue debut album finally makes landfall! Howard Bomar was a man who slipped through everybody’s fingers. But his artistry escapes that fate thanks to I, Who [...]

  • V/A – Holy Church Of The Ecstatic Soul – A Higher Power: Gospel, Funk & Soul At The Crossroads 1971-83 (RSD, Red Vinyl)
    V/A – Holy Church Of The Ecstatic Soul – A Higher Power: Gospel, Funk & Soul At The Crossroads 1971-83 (RSD, Red Vinyl)
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    Soul Jazz Records’ new Holy Church of the Ecstatic Soul: Gospel, Funk and Soul at the Crossroads 1971-83 is a one-off limited-edition heavyweight red vinyl pressing + download code exclusively [...]

  • Willie Henderson – Funky Chicken (RSD)
    Willie Henderson – Funky Chicken (RSD)
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    Funky Chicken is the 1970 album from Willie Henderson and the Soul Explosions. As evident by the name, it is infinitely danceable from the moment you press play. The band’s […]

  • V/A – Larry Levan’s Paradise Garage (RSD)
    V/A – Larry Levan’s Paradise Garage (RSD)
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    Compilation of Salsoul classic hits, legendary artists and deep cuts. Includes original Larry Levan remixes – currently unavailable and exclusive for RSD The cover artwork uses an iconic [...]

  • Melvin Van Peebles – Watermelon Man (Green Watermelon Skin Vinyl
    Melvin Van Peebles – Watermelon Man (Green Watermelon Skin Vinyl
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    In an extraordinary career spanning seven decades, director and “godfather of black cinema” Melvin Van Peebles only made one studio film. 1970’s Watermelon Man shattered [...]

  • East Coast – S/T (Fire Orange With Black Streaks Vinyl)
    East Coast – S/T (Fire Orange With Black Streaks Vinyl)
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    The only conceivable reason this 1973 album isn’t generally recognized as a soul-funk classic is because it came out on Bernard Purdie’s Encounter label, which mustered only five LP [...]

  • George Scott – Find Someone to Love (Green Vinyl)
    George Scott – Find Someone to Love (Green Vinyl)
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    This soul-funk nugget, released in the early ’70s on the uber-collectible Maple label, qualifies as a major find based on George Scott’s Wilson Pickett-meets-James-Brown vocal [...]

  • Brief Encounter – Introducing (Smoky Mountain Vinyl)
    Brief Encounter – Introducing (Smoky Mountain Vinyl)
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    If you own a copy of this 1977 release on legendary Nashville deejay John Richbourg’s Seventy-Seven Records label, then you are on your way to amassing generational wealth! But it’s […]

  • Little Willie John – The Complete R&B Hit Singles (Yellow “Fever” Vinyl)
    Little Willie John – The Complete R&B Hit Singles (Yellow “Fever” Vinyl)
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    Diminutive in size but gigantic in stature, Little Willie John was a genuine architect of soul. Along with Clyde McPhatter, Ray Charles, and Sam Cooke, the visionary singer stood at […]

  • Booker T. & the MG’s – The Complete Stax Singles Vol. 1 (1962-1967) (Red Vinyl)
    Booker T. & the MG’s – The Complete Stax Singles Vol. 1 (1962-1967) (Red Vinyl)
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    With apologies to groups like The Meters, Bar-Kays, and Average White Band, when it comes to all-time great instrumental R&B bands, for most folks Booker T. & the MG’s represent […]

  • V/A – Eccentric Soul: The Shiptown Label
    V/A – Eccentric Soul: The Shiptown Label
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    From a humble storefront studio located in a shoeshine parlor on Norfolk, Virginia’s Church Street, Noah Biggs built a world. Hustler by day, gambler by night, the always-in-a-suit Biggs took [...]

  • Sunny & The Sunliners – Mr. Brown Eyed Soul Vol. 2
    Sunny & The Sunliners – Mr. Brown Eyed Soul Vol. 2
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    Sunny Ozuna is a living legend and a man worthy of praise on many levels. In the Texas and Latin Music pantheon, few have been at it longer and are […]

  • Archie James  Cavanaugh – Black And White Raven (White Raven Vinyl)
    Archie James Cavanaugh – Black And White Raven (White Raven Vinyl)
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    A masterpiece of the schooner rock variety, Black and White Raven is an album that emerged from Archie James Cavanaugh’s youthful dream of recording his own music while stuck in […]

  • Kelly Finnigan – The Tales People Tell (instrumentals)
    Kelly Finnigan – The Tales People Tell (instrumentals)
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    Kelly Finnigan’s debut solo album for Colemine Records represents the culmination of his 15 years of experience – in the studio as a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, engineer, producer [...]

  • Young-Holt Unlimited – Plays Super Fly (Yellow Vinyl) (RSD)
    Young-Holt Unlimited – Plays Super Fly (Yellow Vinyl) (RSD)
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    YELLOW VINYL. Young-Holt Unlimited were one instrumental groups mixing jazz and R&B into songs that captured the essence of the late ’60s and early 70’s music. This 9-track set is [...]

  • V/A – The Soul Sides (RSD)
    V/A – The Soul Sides (RSD)
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    First ever compilation of the deep ’60s soul from Jetstar, including Alder Ray Mathis’ Northern Soul stepper ‘Take Me Baby’! Featuring previously unissued tracks from [...]

  • Ibeyi ‎– Spell 31
    Ibeyi ‎– Spell 31
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    Ibeyi are French Afro-Cuban twin sisters Lisa-Kainde and Naomi Diaz. Performing from a young age, the daughters of famed Cuban percussionist Ánga Diaz, have released two critically acclaimed [...]

  • Sylk – S/T
    Sylk – S/T
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    Sylk was a short-lived soul & funk band from the Aiken, South Carolina – Augusta, Georgia border area (better known as the CSRA) who released just one album in 1983. […]

  • Quinn  Harris – Statements
    Quinn Harris – Statements
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    Born in Texas but raised in Riverside, California, Quinn Harris first started playing music in 1954 when he saved up his paper route money for an alto sax. At a […]

  • JPQ – Quintessence
    JPQ – Quintessence
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    JPQ (Jimmy Person Quintet) was a short-lived soul & funk band from the Greensboro, North Carolina area who released just one album in 1983. Their only album (Quintessence) would become […]

  • Shock – Electrophonic Funk
    Shock – Electrophonic Funk
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    Roger Sause (Born in Portland, Oregon) is a musician, songwriter and producer with several gold and platinum recording credits to his name. He started playing the piano as soon he […]

  • Norman Feels – Where Or When
    Norman Feels – Where Or When
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    Little is known about Norman Feels…but we do know that he was an underground soul sensation in the 1970s. He released two classic albums on Just Sunshine Records (the label […]

  • Bubbha Thomas – Life & Times…
    Bubbha Thomas – Life & Times…
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    Houston’s reputation for developing first-class jazz acts is well-established, as a stream of young players has been distinguishing themselves for decades…among those musicians and mentors who [...]

  • Lonnie Holley – National Freedom
    Lonnie Holley – National Freedom
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    This 5-song collaboration between artist Lonnie Holley and the late visionary producer Richard Swift is a tribute to urgent, raw, American art — from Howlin’ Wolf to Captain Beefheart, from [...]

  • Lonnie Holley – MITH
    Lonnie Holley – MITH
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    The expansive American experience Lonnie Holley quilts together across his astounding new album, MITH, is both multitudinous and finely detailed. Holley’s self-taught piano improvisations [...]

  • Executive Suite  – Executive Suite 1
    Executive Suite – Executive Suite 1
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    The hard to find wonderful Executive Suite debut from 1974. A Philadelphia quartet with deep Philly roots, the members were part of various recording entities before Executive Suite. When the [...]

  • Clarence Reid – On The Job
    Clarence Reid – On The Job
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    Clarence Henry Reid is also known by the stage name and alternate persona Blowfly Reid wrote and produced for artists including Betty Wright Sam & Dave, Gwen McCrae, Jimmy “Bo” [...]

  • Voices Of East Harlem – S/T
    Voices Of East Harlem – S/T
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    The Voices Of East Harlem were an ensemble of vocalists who for Just Sunshine Records recorded two albums under the direction of Leroy Hutson and Curtis Mayfield. They were managed […]

  • The Miracles – I’ll Try Something
    The Miracles – I’ll Try Something
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    I’ll Try Something New is the third Tamla (Motown) album by The Miracles. The title track was an important early single for the group, featuring Smokey Robinson‘s lead voice, a […]

  • The Freedom Affair – Freedom Is Love
    The Freedom Affair – Freedom Is Love
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    “Freedom Is Love” is the debut album from Kansas City’s newest soul juggernaut, The Freedom Affair. The album explores themes of love, heartache, empowerment, and togetherness through a varying [...]

  • V/A – Rip It Up: The Best Of Specialty Records
    V/A – Rip It Up: The Best Of Specialty Records
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    Craft Recordings is pleased to launch its 75th-anniversary celebrations of Specialty Records with a brand-new compilation, Rip It Up: The Best of Specialty Records. Available for pre-order now, [...]

  • Snoopy Dean ‎– Wiggle That Thing
    Snoopy Dean ‎– Wiggle That Thing
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    The late Nathaniel ‘Snoopy’ Dean is one of those many underrated southern soul and blues men who never reached great fame outside their home ground. His legacy is deeply treasured […]

  • King Hannibal (featuring Lee Moses)  – Truth
    King Hannibal (featuring Lee Moses) – Truth
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    James Shaw (aka The Mighty Hannibal aka King Hannibal) was an American R&B, soul and funk singer, songwriter and record producer known for his showmanship and outlandish costumes. Several of [...]

  • Bobby Story – The Storyteller
    Bobby Story – The Storyteller
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    Bobby Patterson’s (born 1944) life in music has had many facets. Whether as a DJ in Texas (he had a popular show at the Dallas-based radio station KKDA until 2012), a producer […]

  • Afterschool Special: The 123’s Of Kid Soul
    Afterschool Special: The 123’s Of Kid Soul
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    The formula was simple: marry bubblegum and soul to the absolute sincerity of an enthusiastic child, cross your fingers and pray for airplay. But while the youthful sums of that […]

  • King Bullard Version: Songs Of The BOS Label
    King Bullard Version: Songs Of The BOS Label
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    On Cleveland’s late ‘60s gospel scene, the BOS label was the refined, professional ying to Boddie’s lo-fi yang, galloping to the fore bearing a torch for Curtis Mayfield’s robe-wearing roots. [...]

  • Shirley Ann Lee – Songs Of Light
    Shirley Ann Lee – Songs Of Light
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    After wrapping the tracklist for Local Downriver Revival, we knew there was a smaller second record buried in the mountains of tape rescued from Felton Williams’ Ecorse, Michigan, basement. Born [...]

  • Pastor TL Barrett – Do Not Pass Me By
    Pastor TL Barrett – Do Not Pass Me By
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    What our staff has to say: “Numero is pretty hit or miss for me, I sometimes feel like they reissue things for the sake of it but when it comes […]

  • Chasman – Synth E Fuge
    Chasman – Synth E Fuge
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    “From the blown-out motherboard of West Philadelphia’s Master Control Programmers, Charles Grossman broke off to explore his own personal outer space experience. With just a DW-8000 to keep [...]

  • Syl Johnson-Uptown Shakedown
    Syl Johnson-Uptown Shakedown
    $17.00 | , Add to cart

    “A different sound than usual for Syl Johnson – but a record that still has loads of those amazing vocals we love from Syl! The style’s mostly modern soul – […]

  • Richard Marks – Love Is Gone
    Richard Marks – Love Is Gone
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    “Previously unreleased soul and funk from legendary Atlanta guitarist/singer/songwriter Richard Marks, the companion piece to our Never Satisfied anthology. These songs, found on reels that [...]

  • Sequoyah Murray – Before You Begin
    Sequoyah Murray – Before You Begin
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    “At just 22 years old, Sequoyah Murray is crafting the kind of concise, singular musical statements that many artists strive for their whole careers. His mutant brand of modern soul […]