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  • Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get Quick View

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    Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get

    The Dramatics had been around in one form or another for nine years before the members got to release their first LP, and the result was a pair of breakthrough hits over the spring and summer of 1971, beginning with the title track, a Top Ten single that boasted not only extraordinary singing from bass to falsetto, but a soaring, punchy horn arrangement and some of the best fuzztone guitar heard on a hit record since the Rolling Stones' Satisfaction. The Afro-Cuban-flavored Get up and Get Down followed it into the R&B Top 20, and the Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get album followed them both. It was the third hit off of the album, In the Rain, a delicate ballad that was issued separately as a single in early 1972, topping the R&B charts and reaching number five on the pop charts, that solidified the group's reputation and elevated them to the front rank of '70s soul acts. The album showcased the group equally well doing up-tempo dance numbers (Mary Don't Cha Wanna) and ballads (Thank You for Your Love, Fall in Love, Lady Love), melding very attractive vocals to arrangements that instantly grabbed the listener, all of it pulled together by songwriter/producer Tony Hester. Even the lesser material, such as Gimme Some (Good Soul Music) -- on which Hester knew that one minute and 34 seconds was all that was needed to make its point -- were so attractive and rousing that they easily carried their portion of the album, whose short running time was its only flaw. All of the members, from Willie Ford's powerful bass to Ron Banks' airy falsetto, were presented to best advantage, but none more so than William Wee Gee Howard's lead vocals; ironically, this would be Howard's only completed album with the group, and their only album for two years to come because of the accompanying personnel problems. Still, it's a match for any soul album of its era.

    - Bruce Eder (All Music)
    1. Get Up And Get Down
    2. Thank You For Your Love
    3. Hot Pants In The Summertime
    4. Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
    5. In The Rain
    6. Gimme Some (Good Soul Music)
    7. Fall In Love, Lady Love
    8. Mary Don't Cha Wanna
    The Dramatics
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  • Wheedle's Groove: Seattle Funk, Modern Soul & Boogie: Volume II 1972-1987 Wheedle's Groove: Seattle Funk, Modern Soul & Boogie: Volume II 1972-1987 Quick View

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    Wheedle's Groove: Seattle Funk, Modern Soul & Boogie: Volume II 1972-1987

    In 2004, the first volume of Wheedle's Groove shone a light on the formerly unheralded soul scene in 1960s and '70s Seattle, followed by a new album in 2008, and then an award winning feature-length documentary film. The on-going Wheedle's Groove series continues to present a vast chapter of the city's musical heritage that has little to do with long-haired rock dudes with guitars. No - in the world of Wheedle's Groove, platform shoes and pimp hats were the order of the day.


    But unlike Volume I, Seattle's soul scene did not stop in 1975. A new volume, Wheedle's Groove Vol. II, documents the period from 1972 to 1987, when funk was superseded by disco and modern soul. Heading into the '80s, artists in the Emerald City caught wind of the hip-hop and electro scenes that were growing in bigger cities across America, and gave the music their own distinct spin.


    As the years unfurl in the tracks of Wheedle's Groove Volume II, so does the recent history of American music, the songs tracing technological changes and social change, and music's move from the club to disco as live bands moved aside for DJs. Witness Septimus, on the cusp of both, blending a live drummer with a Roland drum machine and cutting 'Here I Go Again' on a disco-friendly 12" single.


    Separated from the major centers of soul music, Seattle was a scene that developed out of the gaze of the mainstream music industry, but one that moved just as fast. As John Studamire of the band Priceless remembers, "A lot of the groups around town would have to incorporate that disco sound or you'd sound totally dated."


    Seattle's size and location had a great effect on its sound. Artists on the scene were accustomed to playing small, discreetly segregated club shows and pressing short runs of 45s for local radio stations. Touring happened mostly on a regional scale and artists popped up in a variety of different bands. Fans of Volume I will recognize some familiar names here: Robbie Hill's Family Affair turn in the soul-jazz gem 'Don't Give Up' and Cold, Bold & Together present the undeniable vocal beauty of 'Let's Backtrack.'


    Compiled and sequenced by Seattle's DJ Supreme La Rock, this 18-track compilation will also introduce you to the long-forgotten blue-eyed soul boy Don Brown ('Don't Lose Your Love') and frustrated talents Push, overlooked for record deals on account of singer "Big Joe" Erickson's larger-than-life heft ('You Turn Me On'). There's Frederick Robinson III and his gospel-funk protest tune 'Love One Another', Tony Benton of Teleclere being Seattle's answer to Prince ('Steal Your Love') and Seattle Mariners baseball star Lenny Randle recording a tribute to their infamous stadium.

    1. Epicentre - Get Off The Phone
    2. Priceless - Love In Your Life
    3. Don Brown - Don't Lose Your Love
    4. Deuce featuring Clevon - Your Love Is Fine (Lovin' Fine)
    5. Push - You Turn Me On (Portland Session)
    6. Seattle Pure Dynamite - I Wonder Love
    7. Septimus - Here I Go Again
    8. Priceless - Look At Me
    9. Lenny Randle & Ballplayers featuring Rashawna - Kingdome
    10. Malik Din - Trouble In Mind
    11. Romel Westwood - I'm Through With You
    12. Teleclere - Steal Your Love
    13. Steppen Stones - Darlin Oh Darlin
    14. Cold, Bold & Together - Let's Backtrack
    15. Unfinished Business - Holding On
    16. Frederick Robinson III - Love One Another
    17. Bernadette Bascom - I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love
    18. Robbie Hill's Family Affair - Don't Give Up
    Various Artists
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  • The Best Of Trojan Soul Reggae Vol. 1 The Best Of Trojan Soul Reggae Vol. 1 Quick View

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    The Best Of Trojan Soul Reggae Vol. 1

    1 of 15 brand new compilation LP's celebrating the re-launch of Trojan Records; The influence of African American music on the development of the Jamaican recording industry is evidenced by music issued on the island during the late 60's and early 70's; Hundreds of Rock Steady and Reggae interpretations of Soul classics were released; Features Al Brown ("Here I Am Baby (Come and Take Me)"), The Chosen Few ("Theme from 'Shaft'), The Techniques ("I Wish It Would Rain"), & more.
    1. What Does It Take To Win Your Love (Alton Ellis)
    2. Here I Am Baby (Come And Take Me) (Al Brown)
    3. Rescue Me (Judy Mowatt)
    4. Riding For A Fall (Derrick Harriott)
    5. Sitting In The Park (Slim Smith)
    6. Put Yourself In My Place (Delroy Wilson)
    7. Shaft (The Chosen Few)
    8. I Wish It Would Rain (The Techniques)
    9. Private Number (Bob & Marcia)
    10. Sister Big Stuff (John Holt)
    11. Ain't No Sunshine (Horace Andy)
    12. Ride Your Pony (Dave Barker)
    Various Artists
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  • Eccentric Soul: The Young Disciples Eccentric Soul: The Young Disciples Quick View

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    Eccentric Soul: The Young Disciples

    Though there are currently dozens of small labels dedicated to unearthing and reissuing forgotten soul recordings from the `60s and `70s, few of them can compete with Chicago's Numero label, whose ECCENTRIC SOUL releases serve not just as fine collections of rare soul, but as miniature history lessons that throw light on forgotten corners of the American experience. Where previous ECCENTRIC SOUL volumes have documented the vibrant independent soul scenes that flourished in Miami, Chicago, and Detroit, THE YOUNG DISCIPLES album collects the output of St Louis' Merry and Gateway labels. The Young Disciples band accompanies talented and heretofore unknown young singers like LaVel Moore and Dauphin Jackson on a series of sides ranging from hard driving southern funk to impassioned torch songs.

    1. The World Is Changing - Moore
    2. Crumbs from the Table - Merry
    3. Third Flight - Merry
    4. Tears - Merry
    5. Checking Myself - Ludy
    6. I'm Not Afraid of Love - Ludy
    7. Anyone or Anything - Merry
    8. Girls Girls Girls - Merry
    9. I Love You - Williams
    10. Hard Hard - Ludy
    11. Country Loving Country Style - Matthews
    12. It's Not Your Business - Matthews
    13. People - Ludy
    14. Would You Rather - Ludy
    15. Love Love Love - Conrad
    16. Choose Me - Merry
    17. Outside of Memphis - Merry
    18. That's a Good Reason - Matthews
    19. I'm Your Man - WIlliams
    20. Bang Bang Bang - Merry
    21. Homeboy - Merry
    Eccentric Soul
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  • Eccentric Soul: Mighty Mike Lenaburg Eccentric Soul: Mighty Mike Lenaburg Quick View

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    Eccentric Soul: Mighty Mike Lenaburg

    Eccentric Soul: Mighty Mike Lenaburg chronicles Phoenix, Arizona's off- Funky Broadway scene that happened while Dyke and his Blazers were setting national charts on fire in the late '60s/early '70s. Covering Tejano psych, flute funk, both horny soul and horny kid soul, cackling R&B, deep ballads, and fist-fight doowop, Lenaburg channeled that wrong side of the desert sound to a dozen 45s for the Mighty, Darlene, Homogenized Sound, Ramco and Out of Sight imprints.



    Although listing these totally obscure groups is an exercise in futility, Numero has anyway; Michael Liggins, the Super Souls, We The People, Ronnie Whitehead, Small Paul, the Soulsations, Lon Rogers, the Soul Blenders, Sheila Jack, Clarence Townes and the Newlyweds.



    Five years since Numero's initial CD release, Eccentric Soul: Mighty Mike Lenaburg finally makes it back to its intended format as a deluxe double LP. This 180g Loaded To The Gills edition features 10 bonus tracks, scores of new photographs and new liner notes, all housed in a heavy gatefold jacket.

    1. Too Good To Be True - Lon Rogers & The Soul Blenders
    2. Standing On The Corner - Michael Liggins
    3. Loaded To The Gills - Michael Liggins & The Super Souls
    4. I've Got To Have You - Sheila Jack
    5. Black And Beautiful - Michael Liggins
    6. Out Of Breath - Ronnie Whitehead
    7. Broadway Shing-A-Ling Pt. 1 - Soulsations
    8. Function Underground - We The People
    9. Blending Soul - Soul Blenders
    10. My Girl Is A Soul Girl - Lon Rogers & Soul Blenders
    11. Loaded Back - Michael Liggins & The Super Souls
    12. People, Open Your Eyes And See - We The People
    13. Cold Feet - Ronnie Whitehead
    14. Funky Nightclub - Soulsations
    15. Begging You - Ronnie Whitehead
    16. There's Gonna Be Some Crying - Small Paul
    17. The Quarrel - Newlyweds
    Eccentric Soul
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  • Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label Quick View

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    Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label

    In 1969, after three years as Soul Sister #1 to James Brown's touring entourage, Marva Whitney came home to Kansas City, putting Ellis Taylor's Forte label back at full fighting strength. She'd calmed aching crowds the day after MLK's death, and she'd lived the life, despite its rigors-to pour out her pain and exuberance on Forte sides including "I've Lived The Life" and "Daddy Don't Know About Sugar Bear," which made national rounds in 1972.


    By then, Forte had already done more than deliver Marvelous Marva to market. Taylor worked overtime at KPRS to bring the world The Rayons, who'd stroll their girl group harmonies past Chicago's RCA studios on "Baby Be Good." In '68, The Four Darlings sauntered in with smoky-voiced soul operatics on the demanding "Give Me Love." Progressing in the middle '70s, Everyday People got "Super Black" on Forte's pine-green label. Still powering forward some 13 years on, Forte redawned with the 1980s, essaying disco funk with Sharon Revoal's "Reaching for Our Star."


    Numero 047 Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label charts Kansas City yeoman's work, the Carpets and the Derbys, dapper clothiers mysteriously murdered, and marriages made and broken. In 28 LP tracks, plus a trove of promo headshots and every-hued label scans
    detailing all iterations of Forte's logo in print, this 16th Eccentric Soul sojourn hands over vivid floor shakers and lost dance craze records alike-though what moves "The Hen" required remains anyone's guess.

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    1. Gene Williams - Don't Let Your Love Fade Away
    2. Lee Harris - I'm Gonna Get Your Thing
    3. Tear Drops - I'm Gonna Get You
    4. Louis Chachere - The Hen Part 1
    5. The Fantasticks - Cry Night And Day
    6. Marva W Taylor - I've Lived The Life
    7. Fabulous Rhythm Makers - Mini Mini Afro Twist
    8.Tony Ashley & the Delicates - I'll Never Be Satisfied
    9. The Rayons - You Confuse Me Baby
    10. The Four Darlings - Baby Your Love Is Amazing
    11. Lee Harris - Lookin' Good
    12. Marva Whitney - Daddy Don't Know About Sugar Bear
    13: Gene Williams - Whatever You Do (Do It Good)
    14. Everyday People - Is It Really That Bad


    LP2
    1. The Rayons - Baby Be Good
    2. Tony Ashley & the Delicates - All Along I've Loved You
    3. Lee Harris - I've Got To Have Somebody's Love
    4. Everyday People - Super Black
    5. James Whitney - With Fun In My Life
    6. Sharon Revoal - Reaching For Our Star
    7. Marva W Taylor - Nothing I'd Rather Be (Than Your Weakness)
    8. Four Darlings - Give Me Love
    9. Unknown Artist - Dearest Lover
    10. Fantasticks - Live And Let Live
    11. Fabulous Rhythm Makers - Ya Gotta Be Doing It
    12. Lee Harris - Skate Boogaloo and Karate Too
    13. Tear Drops - Don't Fade Away
    14. Marva Whitney & Ellis "Gripey" Taylor - We Need More (But Somebody Gotta Sacrifice)

    Eccentric Soul
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    Chocolate & Cheese

    Ween's fourth album, originally released in 1994, is perhaps their finest moment, a brilliant mix of twisted humor and pure pop genius. Ween draw influence from smooth 70s soul, psych, soft rock, spaghetti westerns, country, funk, indie-rock and more to the point where each song is a spot-on take on a different genre with their silliness being the uniting element. An outsider-pop classic.

    1. Take Me Away
    2. Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down)
    3. Freedom of '76
    4. I Can't Put My Finger on It
    5. A Tear for Eddie
    6. Roses Are Free
    7. Baby Bitch
    8. Mister Would You Please Help My Pony? -
    9. Drifter in the Dark
    10. Voodoo Lady
    11. Joppa Road
    12. Candi
    13. Buenas Tardes Amigo
    14. The H.I.V. Song
    15. What Deaner Was Talkin' About
    16. Don't Shit Where You Eat
    Ween
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    Chocolate & Cheese

    Brown and Yellow Colored Vinyl


    Ween's fourth album, originally released in 1994, is perhaps their finest moment, a brilliant mix of twisted humor and pure pop genius. Ween draw influence from smooth 70s soul, psych, soft rock, spaghetti westerns, country, funk, indie-rock and more to the point where each song is a spot-on take on a different genre with their silliness being the uniting element. An outsider-pop classic reissued on individual brown & yellow vinyl.

    1. Take Me Away
    2. Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down)
    3. Freedom of '76
    4. I Can't Put My Finger on It
    5. A Tear for Eddie
    6. Roses Are Free
    7. Baby Bitch
    8. Mister Would You Please Help My Pony? -
    9. Drifter in the Dark
    10. Voodoo Lady
    11. Joppa Road
    12. Candi
    13. Buenas Tardes Amigo
    14. The H.I.V. Song
    15. What Deaner Was Talkin' About
    16. Don't Shit Where You Eat
    Ween
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  • Stubborn Heart Stubborn Heart Quick View

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    Stubborn Heart

    Stubborn Heart's self titled debut of stunning and surprisingly poignant electronic soul emotes heartbreak over broken beats and dark, atmospheric space. The clean, ghostly production coalesces with Luca Santucci's mournful vocal to positively ooze a bruised melancholy.


    Equally inspired by 80's and 90's electronic music and 60's and 70's soul, Stubborn Heart never lose their passion for good pop music - everything from Hall & Oates to Timbaland. Recent comparisons have been drawn with the XX, Sbtrkt, James Blake and Four Tet.

    1. Penetrate
    2. Better Than This
    3. Two Times A Maybe
    4. Interpol
    5. It's Not That Easy
    6. Starting Block
    7. Blow
    8. Head On
    9. To Catch A Spark
    10. Need Someone
    Stubborn Heart
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  • The Headphone Masterpiece (Awaiting Repress) The Headphone Masterpiece (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Headphone Masterpiece (Awaiting Repress)

    Cody Chesnut's debut album, The Headphone Masterpiece, is what all pop/rock/soul/R&B/hip-hop hybrids should be: good, raw, fun, and funky. Chesnutt mixes '60s-style rock with '70s soul and '90s hip-hop and R&B in an eclectic celebration of sound. This lo-fi gem was recorded in his bedroom and sounds like it; it's essentially a 36-track musical diary. He sings testosterone-driven songs of passion and tender tales of mental anguish with equal abandon. He plays almost all of the instruments and sings most of the vocals, and he's often out of tune and off-key, but that only adds to the pure emotion and recklessness of the album.
    1. Magic In A Mortal Minute
    2. With Me In Mind
    3. Upstarts In A Blowout
    4. Boylife In America
    5. Bitch, Im Broke
    6. Serve This Royalty
    7. The Seed
    8. Enough Of Nothing
    9. Setting The System
    10. The Most Beautiful Shame
    11. Smoke And Love
    12. Michelle
    13. No One Will
    14. Batman vs.Blackman
    15. Up In the Treehouse
    16. Cant Get No Betta
    17. Shes Still Here
    18. Can we Teach Each Other
    19. The World Is Coming To My Party
    20. Brother With An Ego
    21. War Between The Sexes
    22. The Make Up
    23. Out Of Nowhere
    24. Family On Blast
    25. My Women, My Guitars
    26. Somebodys Parent
    27. When I Find Time
    28. Eric Burdon
    29. Jucin The Dark
    30. On A Joyride
    31. Daylight
    32. So Much Beauty In The Subconcious
    33. Daddys Baby
    34. If We Dont Disagree
    35. Looking Good In Leather
    36. 6 Seconds
    Cody Chesnutt
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  • Freedom Is Free Freedom Is Free Quick View

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    Freedom Is Free

    Chicano Batman came out of L.A., four young men in vintage formalwear, playing songs that blended Brazilian Tropicalía with early '70s psychedelic soul and the romantic pop of bands like Los Angeles Negros. It was an immediately addictive sonic brew, and their reputation grew fast. Now, they're making their boldest statement yet with Freedom Is Free, their third album and ATO Records debut.
    1. Passed You By
    2. Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)
    3. Angel Child
    4. Freedom Is Free
    5. La Jura (Prelude)
    6. La Jura
    7. Flecha Al Sol
    8. Jealousy

    9. Right Off The Back
    10. Run

    11. The Taker Story
    12. Area C
    Chicano Batman
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  • A Message From The Ghetto A Message From The Ghetto Quick View

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    A Message From The Ghetto

    The Sons of Truth crossed religious subject matter with a supremely grooving 70s-funk flair and released one masterful album for the Stax subsidiary Gospel Truth, 1972's A Message From The Ghetto. Don't be fooled by the down-and-out vibe of the album cover - between the sweet-soul tinged vocal harmonies and the wah-wah-laced grooves, the Sons of Truth cover all the bases, turning in a well-rounded set of uplifting soul music no matter how you slice it.
    1. Son Of The Deacon
    2. I Feel Good
    3. Close To Him

    4. The Ghetto

    5. Give It Up

    6. It's You (You're The One)

    7. Call On Him

    8. He's All We Need

    9. God Help Us All

    10. With Jesus You're Free
    11. Don't Know Where Were Headed

    12. God Bless The Children
    Sons Of Truth
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  • Al Green Greatest Hits Al Green Greatest Hits Quick View

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    Al Green Greatest Hits

    Ranked 52/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Al Green was the first great soul singer of the '70s and arguably the last great Southern soul singer. With his seductive singles for Hi Records in the early '70s, Green bridged the gap between deep soul and smooth Philadelphia soul. He incorporated elements of gospel, interjecting his performances with wild moans and wails, but his records were stylish, boasting immaculate productions that rolled along with a tight beat, sexy backing vocals, and lush strings. The distinctive Hi Records sound that the vocalist and producer Willie Mitchell developed made Al Green the most popular and influential soul singer of the early '70s. Greatest Hits epitomizes that trademark sound with 10 of the R&B legends' all-time classics.

    1. Tired Of Being Alone
    2. Call Me (Come Back Home)
    3. I'm Still In Love With You
    4. Here I Am (Come And Take Me)
    5. Love And Happiness
    6. Let's Stay Together
    7. I Can't Get Next To You
    8. You Ought To Be With Me
    9. Look What You Done For Me
    10. Let's Get Married
    Al Green
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  • Mama's Gun Mama's Gun Quick View

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    Mama's Gun

    Import


    Mama's Gun is the second studio album by Neo Soul singer Erykah Badu, released in 2000. Recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, the album incorporates Funk, Soul and Jazz styles. Covering themes of insecurity, social issues and personal relationships, Badu delivered a highly intimate and personal album that reached Platinum two months after its release. Mama's Gun features substantial contributions from several members of the Soulquarians outfit, of which Badu was a member. It also features guests such as soul singer Betty Wright and trumpeter Roy Hargrove.


    The album contains the single Bag Lady which, with its colorful, artsy music video, shot to #1 on the R&B charts, and also into the Top 10 on the billboard charts. Bag Lady was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and for Best R&B Song. Also the song Didn't Cha Know? was nominated for Best R&B Song.


    Rolling Stone magazine applauded her for taking chances the way Stevie Wonder or Nina Simone did in their prime and went on to say she has taken her art to the next level. Entertainment Weekly called the album a '70s soul homage featuring live musicians and a smooth-funk sound that wouldn't be out of place on a CTI record.

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    1. Penitentiary Philosophy
    2. Didn't Cha Know
    3. My Life
    4. ... & On
    5. Cleva
    6. Hey Sugah
    7. Booty
    8. Kiss Me On My Neck (Hesi)
    9. A.d. 2000


    LP2
    1. Orange Moon
    2. In Love With You
    3. Bag Lady
    4. Time's A Wastin
    5. Green Eyes

    Erykah Badu
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  • City Life City Life Quick View

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    City Life

    City Life, arguably The Blackbyrds' best album, hit #1 on the Billboard Jazz Chart and #3 on the Billboard Soul Chart upon its original release in 1975.
    Produced by legendary jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd, the album showcases The Blackbyrd's' unique jazz-funk crossover sound and includes the runaway
    hits Happy Music and Rock Creek Park, which stand even today as pinnacles of the '70s jazz-funk movement. A testament to its lasting appeal, Rock
    Creek Park from the City Life album has been sampled numerous times by groups such as De La Soul, Eric B. & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, N.W.A,
    Massive Attack, Ice Cube, Heavy D, Nas and Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Tone Loc and most recently, Wiz Khalifa. This often-sublime album
    is primed for rediscovery by fans of '70s funk, soul, jazz and fusion.
    1. Rock Creek Park
    2. Thankful 'Bout Yourself
    3. City Life
    4. All I Ask
    5. Happy Music
    6. Love So Fine
    7. Flying High
    8. Hash Aand Eggs
    The Blackbyrds
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  • Stone Rollin' Stone Rollin' Quick View

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    Stone Rollin'

    Stone Rollin' is the fifth studio album from Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and record producer Raphael Saadiq. Known for defying the confines of working within one genre, this standard bearer for old school R&B returns with a new release that celebrates the classic sounds of 60s and 70s soul with a futuristic twist.


    Featuring ten new tracks, Stone Rollin is the follow up to Saadiqs 2008 solo album The Way I See It, which boasted four Billboard R&B chart singles and was nominated for three Grammy Awards including Best R&B Album. Recorded at his studio complex the Blakeslee Recording Company in Los Angeles, Raphael Saadiq played bass, mellotron, keys, guitar, percussion and even drums on most of the tracks.


    Opening with the stomping Heart Attack, the albums other standout cuts include the stunning Go To Hell, featuring his studio squad of musicians who are melodically complimented by an angelic choir, the evocative Dixieland number Day Dreams, featuring Robert Randolph who plays steel guitar on the track, and Just Dont, which includes a guest appearance from one of Saadiqs indie rock favorites Swedish-Japanese singer Yukimi Nagano (Little Dragon). Also making an appearance on that same song is one of Saadiqs idols Larry Dunn (Earth, Wind and Fire), who plays piano and contributes an epic Moog solo.


    1. Heart Attack

    2. Go To Hell
    3. Radio
    4. Over You
    5. Stone Rollin'
    6. Day Dreams
    7. Movin' Down The Line
    8. Just Don't
    9. Good Man
    10. The Answer

    Raphael Saadiq
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    Unfinished Business

    Produced by legendary trumpeter Donald Byrd, Unfinished Business, originally released in 1976, features the core group of keyboardist Kevin Toney,
    guitarist Orville Saunders, bassist Joe Hall and drummer Keith Kiligo, with saxophonist and flautist Wesley Jackson. A toe-tapping synthesis of all that
    was happening in Black music in 1970s electronic jazz, funk and hard swinging R&B, Unfinished Business serves up more of the irresistible formula that
    the band struck gold with on their previous album, City Life. A must-have for fans of classic '70s funk, soul, and danceable groove.
    1. Time Is Movin'
    2. In Life
    3. Enter In
    4. You've Got That Something
    5. Party Land
    6. Lady
    7. Unfinished Business
    The Blackbyrds
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    Waiter: You Vultures!

    Debut album. Portugal the Man is an Alaskan band living in Portland. their soulful indie rock blends influences from the ever seminal sounds of early 70's rock, R&B, and vintage soul with the latest innovations in melodious experimentation (drum machines, programming, sampling). They push the boundaries of contemporary music and the album is filled with social commentary and alliteration. for fans of Flaming Lips, Blind Redhead and Portishead.
    1. How the Leopard Got It's Spots
    2. Gold Fronts
    3. Stables and Chairs
    4. AKA M80 the Wolf
    5. Marching with 6
    6. Elephants
    7. Waiter
    8. Chicago
    9. Bad, Bad Levi Brown
    10. Kill Me. The King
    11. Tommy
    12. Horse Warming Party
    13. Guns. Guns Guns
    Portugal The Man
    $18.99
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    Raise Vibration (Pre-Order)

    Set for release via BMG, Raise Vibration will be Lenny Kravitz's 11th studio album.


    The record promises to be one of Kravitz's most eclectic. "Low," the song that got the whole process started, developed into a smooth funk showcase; what Kravitz calls "my Quincy Jones school" complete with horns and a string arrangement. The title track is lean power-trio rock, while the ballad "Here to Love" features Kravitz backed only by his piano and a string section. "Johnny Cash," inspired by an encounter with the late legend, is what Kravitz jokingly calls "psychedelic funk meets country."


    As usual, Kravitz plays most of the instruments himself, with longtime guitarist Craig Ross. Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class into a 20-year musical career, one which revels in the rich influences of '60s and '70s soul, rock and funk. Kravitz's talents as a writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist have resonated now through eleven studio albums into a timeless catalog. He has also won four consecutive GRAMMY Awards, setting a record for the most wins in the Best Male Rock Vocal Performance category.

    LP 1
    1. We Can Get It All Together
    2. Low
    3. Who Really Are the Monsters?
    4. Raise Vibration
    5. Johnny Cash
    6. Here to Love


    LP 2
    1. It's Enough
    2. 5 More Days 'Til Summer
    3. The Majesty of Love
    4. Gold Dust
    5. Ride
    6. I'll Always Be Inside Your Soul

    Lenny Kravitz
    $22.99
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    Raise Vibration (Box Set) (Pre-Order)

    Box Set Edition Contains 12" x 12" Book, Standard 2x Vinyl Album + Standard CD


    Set for release via BMG, Raise Vibration will be Lenny Kravitz's 11th studio album.


    The record promises to be one of Kravitz's most eclectic. "Low," the song that got the whole process started, developed into a smooth funk showcase; what Kravitz calls "my Quincy Jones school" complete with horns and a string arrangement. The title track is lean power-trio rock, while the ballad "Here to Love" features Kravitz backed only by his piano and a string section. "Johnny Cash," inspired by an encounter with the late legend, is what Kravitz jokingly calls "psychedelic funk meets country."


    As usual, Kravitz plays most of the instruments himself, with longtime guitarist Craig Ross. Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class into a 20-year musical career, one which revels in the rich influences of '60s and '70s soul, rock and funk. Kravitz's talents as a writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist have resonated now through eleven studio albums into a timeless catalog. He has also won four consecutive GRAMMY Awards, setting a record for the most wins in the Best Male Rock Vocal Performance category.

    LP 1
    1. We Can Get It All Together
    2. Low
    3. Who Really Are the Monsters?
    4. Raise Vibration
    5. Johnny Cash
    6. Here to Love


    LP 2
    1. It's Enough
    2. 5 More Days 'Til Summer
    3. The Majesty of Love
    4. Gold Dust
    5. Ride
    6. I'll Always Be Inside Your Soul


    CD
    1. We Can Get It All Together
    2. Low
    3. Who Really Are the Monsters?
    4. Raise Vibration
    5. Johnny Cash
    6. Here to Love
    7. It's Enough
    8. 5 More Days 'Til Summer
    9. The Majesty of Love
    10. Gold Dust
    11. Ride
    12. I'll Always Be Inside Your Soul

    Lenny Kravitz
    $54.99
    Vinyl LP + Book + CD - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
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    Raise Vibration (Picture Disc) (Pre-Order)


    Limited Edition Picture Disc


    Set for release via BMG, Raise Vibration will be Lenny Kravitz's 11th studio album.


    The record promises to be one of Kravitz's most eclectic. "Low," the song that got the whole process started, developed into a smooth funk showcase; what Kravitz calls "my Quincy Jones school" complete with horns and a string arrangement. The title track is lean power-trio rock, while the ballad "Here to Love" features Kravitz backed only by his piano and a string section. "Johnny Cash," inspired by an encounter with the late legend, is what Kravitz jokingly calls "psychedelic funk meets country."


    As usual, Kravitz plays most of the instruments himself, with longtime guitarist Craig Ross. Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class into a 20-year musical career, one which revels in the rich influences of '60s and '70s soul, rock and funk. Kravitz's talents as a writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist have resonated now through eleven studio albums into a timeless catalog. He has also won four consecutive GRAMMY Awards, setting a record for the most wins in the Best Male Rock Vocal Performance category.

    LP 1
    1. We Can Get It All Together
    2. Low
    3. Who Really Are the Monsters?
    4. Raise Vibration
    5. Johnny Cash
    6. Here to Love


    LP 2
    1. It's Enough
    2. 5 More Days 'Til Summer
    3. The Majesty of Love
    4. Gold Dust
    5. Ride
    6. I'll Always Be Inside Your Soul

    Lenny Kravitz
    $28.99
    Vinyl LP Picture Disc - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
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    The In Sound From Way Out

    Originally released through the Beastie Boys' French fan club, The In Sound From Way Out! is a collection of the
    group's funky instrumentals from Check Your Head and Ill Communication, with a couple of new tracks thrown in.
    The Beasties have a flair for loose, gritty funk and soul-jazz, and the stuttering, greasy keyboards of Money Mark
    give the music an extra edge -- he helps make the music sound as authentic as anything from the early '70s.
    1. Ricky's Theme
    2. Groove Holmes
    3. Pow
    4. Son Of Neckbone
    5. Bobo On The Corner
    6. In 3's
    7. Eugene's Lament
    8. Futterman's Rule
    9. Shambala
    10. Transitions
    11. Sabrosa
    12. Drinkin' Wine
    Beastie Boys
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    The Outsiders Are Back

    Includes free download card.


    In 2009, Kings Go Forth burst onto the international soul/funk underground with a series of three self-released 45RPM singles. (The first disc, One Day b/w You're The One, was pressed in an edition of 500 copies that now command up to $200 apiece on various Internet auction sites.) Now signed to Luaka Bop, The Outsiders Are Back was preceded by a 12 single, Don't Take My Shadow, containing multiple mixes and edits created by the legendary Tom Moulton, a pioneering remixer of the early disco era.


    Here at last is a band creating its own immediately identifiable sound from a broad palette of classic R&B (mid-'60s Chicago, early-'70s Philadelphia, and other sources far more obscure); setting that sound to Black Wolf's timeless lyrics of love and loss, despair and hope and delivering it all with fierce urgency and undeniable emotional commitment. There is power in Kings Go Forth's multi-ethnic makeup, in their 25 year age span (from 30 to 55), and in their unforced command of the soul music idiom. And to date, the soul revival has not produced another band with a vocal blend so rich in tone and feeling.

    1. One Day
    2. I Don't Love You No More
    3. You're The One
    4. Fight With Love
    5. High On Your Love
    6. Paradise Lost
    7. Don't Take My Shadow (A Tom Moulton Mix)
    8. Now We're Gone
    9. 1000 Songs
    10. Get a Feeling
    Kings Go Forth
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Check Your Head (Awaiting Repress)

    Some albums define an era, a place, a certain time in one's life. The Beastie Boys Check Your Head practically defined the summer of 1992 for those who were wary of the mainstreaming of rap and the insurgency of grunge. It was here that MCA, Adrock and Mike D. created a musical montage that defied genre, one with the swagger of punk and the rootsy earthiness of early-'70s soul-jazz, all layered with a hip-hop consciousness. Lo-fi, garagy, guitar-riff-loaded tracks like Pass Da Mic and Gratitude made it clear that the Beasties could be taken as serious musical forces, even innovators. Yet they still brilliantly tempered the proceedings with romps like Professor Booty and Funky Boss. One of the best albums of the '90's, Check Your Head was a turning point for the band and the genesis of a new musical hybrid. Reissued here on Limited Edition Double 180g Vinyl.
    1. Jimmy James
    2. Funky Boss
    3. Pass the Mic
    4. Gratitude
    5. Lighten Up
    6. Finger Lickin' Good
    7. So What'cha Want
    8. Biz Vs. The Nuge
    9. Time for Livin'
    10. Something's Got to Give
    11. Blue Nun
    12. Stand Together
    13. Pow
    14. Maestro
    15. Groove Holmes
    16. Live at P.J.'s
    17. Mark on the Bus
    18. Professor Booty
    19. In 3's
    20. NamastÉ
    Beastie Boys
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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