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  • I Want You I Want You Quick View

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    I Want You

    The thirteenth studio album by American soul musician Marvin Gaye, released March 16, 1976, on Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records. Recording sessions for the album took place throughout 1975 and 1976 at Motown Recording Studios, also known as Hitsville West, and Gaye's personal studio Marvin's Room in Los Angeles, California. The album has often been noted by critics for producer Leon Ware's exotic, low-key production and the erotic, sexual themes in his and Gaye's songwriting. The album's cover artwork adapts neo-mannerist artist Ernie Barnes's famous painting The Sugar Shack (1971). I Want You consisted of Marvin Gaye's first recorded studio material since his highly successful and well-received album Let's Get It On (1973). While it marked a change in musical direction for Gaye, departing from his trademark Motown and doo-wop-influenced sound for funky, light-disco soul, the album maintained and expanded on his previous work's sexual themes. I Want You has earned retrospective recognition from writers and music critics as one of Gaye's most controversial works and influential to such musical styles as disco, quiet storm, R&B, and neo soul.
    1. I Want You
    2. Come Live With Me Angel
    3. After The Dance (Instrumental)
    4. Feel All My Love Inside
    5. I Wanna Be Where You Are
    6. I Want You (Intro Jam)
    7. All The Way Around
    8. Since I Had You
    9. Soon I'll Be Loving You Again
    10. I Want You
    11. After The Dance
    Marvin Gaye
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    Hotter Than July

    Hotter than July is the nineteenth album by American recording artist Stevie Wonder, originally released on Motown's Tamla label on September 29, 1980. It was certified platinum and reached number three on the US Billboard chart. This was his most successful album in the UK, peaking at number two and producing four top ten singles.
    1. Did I Hear You Say You Love Me
    2. All I Do
    3. Rocket Love
    4. I Ain't Gonna Stand for It
    5. As If You Read My Mind
    6. Master Blaster (Jammin')
    7. Do Like You
    8. Cash in Your Face
    9. Lately
    10. Happy Birthday
    Stevie Wonder
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  • Betty Davis Betty Davis Quick View

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    Betty Davis

    One can hardly imagine the genre-busting, culture-crossing musical magic of Outkast, Prince, Erykah Badu, Rick James, The Roots, or even the early Red Hot Chili Peppers without the influence of R&B pioneer Betty Davis. Her style of raw and revelatory punk-funk defies any notions that women can't be visionaries in the worlds of rock and pop. In recent years, rappers from Ice Cube to Talib Kweli to Ludacris have rhymed over her intensely strong but sensual music.


    There is one testimonial about Betty Davis that is universal: she was a woman ahead of her time. In our contemporary moment, this may not be as self-evident as it was thirty years ago - we live in an age that's been profoundly changed by flamboyant flaunting of female sexuality: from Parlet to Madonna, Lil Kim to Kelis. Yet, back in 1973 when Betty Davis first showed up in her silver go-go boots, dazzling smile and towering Afro, who could you possibly have compared her to? Marva Whitney had the voice but not the independence. Labelle wouldn't get sexy with their "Lady Marmalade" for another year while Millie Jackson wasn't "Feelin' Bitchy" until 1977. Even Tina Turner, the most obvious predecessor to Betty's fierce style wasn't completely out of Ike's shadow until later in the decade.


    Ms. Davis's unique story, still sadly mostly unknown, is unlike any other in popular music. Betty wrote the song "Uptown" for the Chambers Brothers before marrying Miles Davis in the late '60s, influencing him with psychedelic rock, and introducing him to Jimi Hendrix - personally inspiring the classic album 'Bitches Brew.'


    But her songwriting ability was way ahead of its time as well. Betty not only wrote every song she ever recorded and produced every album after her first, but the young woman penned the tunes that got The Commodores signed to Motown. The Detroit label soon came calling, pitching a Motown songwriting deal, which Betty turned down. Motown wanted to own everything. Heading to the UK, Marc Bolan of T. Rex urged the creative dynamo to start writing for herself. A common thread throughout Betty's career would be her unbending Do-It-Yourself ethic, which made her quickly turn down anyone who didn't fit with the vision. She would eventually say no to Eric Clapton as her album producer, seeing him as too banal.


    In 1973, Davis would finally kick off her cosmic career with an amazingly progressive hard funk and sweet soul self-titled debut. Davis showcased her fiercely unique talent and features such gems as "If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up" and "Game Is My Middle Name." The album Betty Davis was recorded with Sly & The Family Stone's rhythm section, sharply produced by Sly Stone drummer Greg Errico, and featured backing vocals from Sylvester and the Pointer Sisters.

    1. If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up
    2. Walkin Up The Road
    3. Anti Love Song
    4. Your Man My Man
    5. Ooh Yeah
    6. Steppin In Her I. Miller Shoes
    7. Game Is My Middle Name
    8. In The Meantime
    Betty Davis
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    This Is Christmas

    Rather than a do a rehash of many of the obvious traditional tunes that fill special holiday albums by contemporary performers, maestro Luther Vandross opted for the task of creating no fewer than 7 of the 10 tracks included on his 1995 Christmas release. The result is an album that demonstrates why Vandross is still considered the preeminent black male vocalist of close to two decades: as on typical Vandross recordings, the production is crisp and strong and the vocals are flawless.


    As usual, he employs the cream of musicians and background vocalists (including the inimitable Cissy Houston and Darlene Love, who is featured on the Motown-like duet I Listen to the Bells)--the perfect backdrop for Vandross's distinctive sound, exemplified on the standout title track. The Mistle Toe Jam has the party-like feel of Vandross sides like Bad Boy and the more recent Nights in Harlem, while Every Year, Every Christmas (cowritten with Richard Marx) is a soulful slow jam.


    A surprising reading of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic My Favorite Things shows that if Vandross ever chose to, he could easily do a fine album of jazz standards, while O Come All Ye Faithful (featuring an all-star choir that includes Valerie Simpson) is given the album's most traditional reading. Standouts include the gorgeous Please Come Home for Christmas and the almost funky A Kiss for Christmas. Easily one of the best Christmas albums around. --David Nathan

    1. With a Christmas Heart
    2. This Is Christmas (Album Version)

    3. The Mistletoe Jam (Everybody Kiss Somebody) (Album Version)
    4. Every Year, Every Christmas
    5. My Favorite Things
    6. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
    7. I Listen to the Bells
    8. Please Come Home for Christmas
    9. A Kiss for Christmas
    10. O' Come All Ye Faithful
    Luther Vandross
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  • Marvin Gaye - Collected Marvin Gaye - Collected Quick View

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    Marvin Gaye - Collected

    180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Gatefold Sleeve


    High-Quality PVC Protective Sleeve


    4-Page Booklet With Liner Notes And Photos


    Featuring ''Sexual Healing'', ''What's Going' On'' And ''Ain't No Mountain High Enough''


    Motown released the first Marvin Gaye record in 1961 ''(I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over'', a single intended for (radio) promotion from the singer's debut album. This was followed up by the officially released ''Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide'' a week later. Gaye scored his first real hit with ''Stubborn Kind of Fellow'' in 1962, which he had co-written himself, joking about his alleged stubbornness. The foundations were now laid for an enormous series of chart successes: ''Pride And Joy'', ''Can I Get A Witness'', ''How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)'' and ''Ain't That Peculiar'' are all Motown classics from 1963-1965 which are still being regularly played today after all these years.


    The duets he recorded with Kim Weston (''It Takes Two'') and especially Tammi Terrell were certainly at least as good.


    He scored his biggest ever hit with ''I Heard It Through The Grapevine'' in 1968. The ''What's Going On'' from the same named album became a number 1 hit in the USA and the album was received as a masterpiece everywhere and is now regarded as one of the most important records in pop history. In 1973, the artistically and commercially very successful, Let's Get It On album was mainly a musical ode to Marvin's love for his new muse Janis Hunter. The success enjoyed by ''Sexual Healing'' and the album which was released at the end of 1982, traveled with him. Suddenly Gaye, who had started to increasingly be forgotten about, was a celebrated star again and this was certainly a position the singer reveled in.


    The pop world lost one of the most important soul singers ever to grace the world on 1st April 1984. He has left behind a series of fantastic hits plus a big handful of tracks which deserve the title of masterpiece, all COLLECTED on this album.

    LP 1
    1. (I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over
    2. Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
    3. Hitch Hike
    4. Pride And Joy
    5. Can I Get A Witness
    6. Once Upon A Time (with Mary Wells)
    7. Stubborn Kind Of Fellow
    8. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
    9. It Takes Two (with Kim Weston)
    10. I'll Be Doggone
    11. Ain't That Peculiar
    12. Ain't No Mountain High Enough (with Tammi Terrell)
    13. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
    14. Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing (with Tammi Terrell)
    15. You're All I Need To Get By (with Tammi Terrell)
    16. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby


    LP 2
    1. What's Going On
    2. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
    3. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
    4. Trouble Man
    5. Let's Get It On
    6. You Are Everything (with Diana Ross)
    7. Distant Lover
    8. I Want You
    9. Got To Give It Up
    10. Heavy Love Affair
    11. Sexual Healing
    12. Sanctified Lady

    Marvin Gaye
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    Lionel Richie

    'Lionel Richie' is the eponymous debut solo studio album, originally released on October 6, 1982 on Motown
    Records. It features singles, "Truly," You Are & My Love."
    1. Serves You Right
    2. Wandering Stranger
    3. Tell Me
    4. My Love
    5. Round And Round
    6. Truly
    7. You Are
    8. You Mean More To Me
    9. Just Put Some Love In Your Heart
    Lionel Richie
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  • The Soulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye The Soulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye Quick View

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    The Soulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye

    The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye is the debut studio album by Marvin Gaye, originally released in 1961, and the second long-playing album released by Motown.


    In the years after the release of this album Marvin Gaye became one of the greatest and most influential singers in the fields of soul and R&B is hardly a matter for discussion. What kind of impression the listening public might have picked up from Soulful Moods, his debut recording project, is another question, as it is certainly an uncharacteristic collection. It starts off with a whole run of standard numbers from the great era of American songwriting before tossing in a couple of trivial numbers from the developing Motown stable, including a Berry Gordy number that compares most unfavorably with the Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and Rodgers & Hart numbers that surround it. Fans of saloon singing may be curious to know how well Gaye fares in this difficult genre, and for the most part these are fine performances considering the versatile range of his voice and the depth of feeling he brought to most of his performances. No, this is not Gaye with a fully developed style, and it is hardly the innovative legend of Let's Get It On or What's Going On but there is nothing he could have been embarrassed about here. The studio musicians come up with nice arrangements of the material, sometimes even with hints of the punch they would bring to his later, chart-topping material.

    1. Masquerade
    2. Funny Valentine
    3. Witchcraft
    4. Easy Living
    5. How Deep The Ocean
    6. Love For Sale
    7. Always
    8. How High The Moon
    9. Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
    10. Never Let You Go
    11. You Don't Know What Love Is
    Marvin Gaye
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  • Keystone Companions: The Complete Fantasy Recordings Of Merl Saunders (Box Set) Keystone Companions: The Complete Fantasy Recordings Of Merl Saunders (Box Set) Quick View

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    Keystone Companions: The Complete Fantasy Recordings Of Merl Saunders (Box Set)

    The Legendary, Two-night Set In Chronological Order - Recorded Live At Berkeley, CA's Keystone Club In 1973,


    Presented In A Deluxe 6xLP 180-Gram Vinyl Box Set


    Includes A Booklet Featuring Never-Before Seen Photos By Annie Leibovitz


    Liner Notes By Grateful Dead Expert David Gans


    Includes A Collectible Poster


    Recorded live at Berkeley, CA's Keystone club in 1973, this deluxe, 180-gram vinyl collection captures the musical friendship of keyboardist Merl Saunders and the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia. 24 tracks - spanning blues, Motown, Rockabilly and more - cover the legendary, two-night set in chronological order, and are presented on 6 LPs. A booklet features never-before seen photos by Annie Leibovitz, plus liner notes by Grateful Dead expert David Gans.

    LP 1
    1. Hi-Heel Sneakers
    2. Keepers
    3. The Harder They Come
    4. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
    5. It's Too Late (She's Gone)


    LP 2
    1. My Funny Valentine
    2. Mystery Train
    3. I Second That Emotion


    LP 3
    1. Someday Baby
    2. Merl's Tune
    3. It's No Use
    4. Positively 4th Street


    LP 4
    1. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)
    2. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
    3. Keepers
    4. One Kind Favor
    5. That's All Right, Mama
    6. The Harder They Come


    LP 5
    1. My Funny Valentine
    2. Money Honey
    3. Someday Baby


    LP 6
    1. Merl's Tune
    2. Like a Road Leading Home
    3. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)

    Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia
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  • Volume Three: 1971-1981 (Box Set) Volume Three: 1971-1981 (Box Set) Quick View

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    Volume Three: 1971-1981 (Box Set)

    180 Gram Vinyl Box Set


    Following the previously released Volume One and Two, Marvin Gaye "Volume Three: 1971-1981" is a collection of his last seven Motown studio albums on 180g vinyl in one fantastic box. Commonly referred to as the 'Prince of Soul', Marvin Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown Records and was one of the greatest voices to emerge from the label.

    LP 1: What's Going On
    1. What's Going On
    2. What's Happening Brother
    3. Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky)
    4. Save The Children
    5. God Is Love
    6. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
    7. Right On
    8. Wholy Holy
    9. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)


    LP 2: Trouble Man
    1. Main Theme From Trouble Man
    2. T Plays It Cool
    3. Poor Abbey Walsh
    4. Break In (Police Shoot Big)
    5. Cleo's Apartment
    6. Trouble Man
    7. Theme From Trouble Man
    8. T Stands For Trouble
    9. Main Theme From Trouble Man (1)
    10. Life Is A Gamble
    11. Deep-In-It
    12. Don't Mess With Mister T
    13. There Goes Mister T


    LP 3: Let's Get It On
    1. Let's Get It On
    2. Please Don't Stay (once You Go Away)
    3. If I Should Die Tonight
    4. Keep Gettin' It On
    5. Come Get To This
    6. Distant Lover
    7. You Sure Love To Ball
    8. Just To Keep You Satisfied


    LP 4: Diana & Marvin
    1. You Are Everything
    2. Love Twins
    3. Don't Knock My Love
    4. You're A Special Part Of Me
    5. Pledging My Love
    6. Just Say, Just Say
    7. Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)
    8. I'm Falling In Love With You
    9. My Mistake (Was To Love You)
    10. Include Me In Your Life


    LP 5: I Want You
    1. I Want You (Vocal)
    2. Come Live With Me Angel
    3. After The Dance (Instrumental)
    4. Feel All My Love Inside
    5. I Wanna Be Where You Are
    6. I Want You (Intro Jam)
    7. All The Way Around
    8. Since I Had You
    9. Soon I'll Be Loving You Again
    10. I Want You (Intro Jam)
    11. After The Dance (Vocal)


    LP 6: Here, My Dear
    1. Here, My Dear
    2. I Met A Little Girl
    3. When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You
    4. Anger
    5. Is That Enough
    6. Everybody Needs Love
    7. Time To Get It Together


    LP 7: Here, My Dear
    1. Sparrow
    2. Anna's Song
    3. When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You (Instrumental)
    4. A Funky Space Reincarnation
    5. You Can Leave, But It's Going To Cost You
    6. Falling In Love Again
    7. When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You (Reprise)


    LP 8: In Our Lifetime
    1. Praise
    2. Life Is For Learning
    3. Love Party
    4. Funk Me
    5. Far Cry
    6. Love Me Now Or Love Me Later
    7. Heavy Love Affair
    8. In Our Lifetime

    Marvin Gaye
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  • Cooleyhighharmony Cooleyhighharmony Quick View

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    Cooleyhighharmony

    Cooleyhighharmony is the debut album by American R&B group Boyz II Men, originally released in the United States by Motown Records on February 14, 1991.


    The album was mainly written by Boyz II Men members Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman and extensively produced by Dallas Austin. The album gets its name in tribute to the real life Chicago High School, Cooley Vocational High School.


    Cooleyhighharmony debuted at #58 on the Billboard 200 and eventually peaked at #3. The album includes the Billboard Hot 100 Top 5 Singles, Motownphilly (#3) and It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday (#2).

    1. Please Don't Go
    2. Lonely Heart
    3. This Is My Heart
    4. Uhh Ahh
    5. It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday
    6. Motownphilly
    7. Under Pressure
    8. Sympin
    9. Little Things
    10. Your Love
    Boyz II Men
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    II

    II is the second studio album by American R&B quartet Boyz II Men, originally released on August 30, 1994 on Motown Records. It contained the No. 1 singles I'll Make Love to You and On Bended Knee, the latter of which replaced the former at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, making the group the third artist to replace themselves at No. 1 in the United States after Elvis Presley and The Beatles and the first to achieve the feat in 30 years.
    LP 1
    1. Thank You
    2. All Around The World

    3. U Know

    4. Vibin'
    5. I Sit Away
    6. Jezzebel


    LP 2
    1. Khalil
    2. Trying Times
    3. I'll Make Love To You
    4. On Bended Knee
    5. 50 Candle
    6. Water Runs Dry
    7. Yesterday
    8. Fallin'

    Boyz II Men
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  • In The City Of Angels In The City Of Angels Quick View

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    In The City Of Angels

    In The City of Angels is the fifth solo album by Yes front man Jon Anderson, released in 1988. Anderson invited outside songwriters to write for him, rather than creating an album wholly of his own material. Consequently this is a straight-ahead commercial pop album and features fine musicianship from Jeff Pocaro, Steve Luthaker and Mike Pocaro, and produced by Stewart Levine. Two songs from the album (Hold on to Love and In a Lifetime) were co-written by Lamont Dozier, of Motown records fame.
    1. Hold on to Love
    2. If It Wasn't for Love (Oneness Family)
    3. Sundancing (For the Hopi/Navajo Energy)
    4. Is It Me
    5. In a Lifetime
    6. For You
    7. New Civilization
    8. It's on Fire
    9. Betcha
    10. Top of the World (The Glass Bead Game)
    11. Hurry Home
    Jon Anderson
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  • In Our Lifetime In Our Lifetime Quick View

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    In Our Lifetime

    In Our Lifetime is the sixteenth studio album by Marvin Gaye. This was Gaye's final album for Motown before
    leaving for Columbia Records. Entirely written, produced, arranged, and mixed by Gaye, In Our Lifetime was a
    departure for Gaye from the disco stylings of his previous two studio efforts and was seen as one of the best
    albums of the singer's late-Motown period. Continuing with its vinyl reissue campaign, UMe will be reissuing this
    classic on 180 gram vinyl.
    1. Praise
    2. Life Is For Learning
    3. Love Party
    4. Funk Me
    5. Far Cry
    6. Love Me Now Or Love Me Later
    7. Heavy Love Affair
    8. In Our Lifetime
    Marvin Gaye
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  • Get Ready Get Ready Quick View

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    Get Ready

    Motown Records approached American R&B/rock band Rare Earth in the latter part of 1968 to sign a recording contract with the label. At first the group was reluctant because of the fact that other white artists/groups hadn't found success with the label because they were primarily geared for promotion and distribution in the black market only.


    It was when Motown decided they wanted to launch a new division of Motown to cater to more white artists and broader radio formats that Rare Earth relented. Motown didn't have a name for their new endeavor initially so the band jokingly suggested their namesake Rare Earth. Surprisingly, they agreed and the Rare Earth subsidiary was born.


    Rare Earth had been playing clubs for several years prior to signing with Motown, cutting their teeth on a lot of R&B music which was prevalent on the radio at the time. This is where the band developed their now famous version of the Smokey Robinson/Temptations song Get Ready. It started out as a 3-minute song until one member took a solo and then everyone wanted a solo so over time it evolved into a 21-minute long monster. It became the closing song each night and people liked it so much they would stay just to hear it.


    The band even featured the extended take of Get Ready on an entire side of this, their 1969 debut album of the same name for Motown. After initial slow sales, they decided to release the first three minutes of Get Ready as a single. Not only was it a huge hit, peaking at #4, it propelled the album, which also boasts the band's takes on the classics Tobacco Road and Feelin' Alright, into the Top 20!

    1. Magic City
    2. Tobacco Road
    3. Feelin' Alright
    4. In Bed
    5. Train To Nowhere
    6. Get Ready
    Rare Earth
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  • Studio One Jump Up Studio One Jump Up Quick View

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    Studio One Jump Up

    In the 1960s Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd's legendary Studio One Records laid down the template for all reggae music, the equivalent of Jamaica's Motown Records. Artists who launched their careers there comprise an A-Z of the Jamaican music scene - Bob Marley and The Wailers, Burning Spear, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Freddie McGregor, Marcia Griffiths, Horace Andy and many, many more. In the early releases featured here you will find the roots of Studio One's unique sound - from the first jump-up, boogie-woogie and shuffle recordings made in Jamaica in the late 1950s, as the artists emulated their American rhythm and blues idols - Louis Jordan, Roscoe Gordon, Fats Domino - through to the early Rastafari rhythms of Count Ossie, the righteous Baptist beat of Toots and the Maytals up to the joyous excitement of Ska with tracks by Studio One's young protÉgÉes Bob Marley and The Wailers and the all-mighty Skatalites. Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd first began recording music in the late 1950s, making one-off records to play on his Downbeat Sound System. These 'exclusive dup-plates' enabled him to reign supreme in the regular dancehall soundclashes of Kingston, fighting off the competition from rivals including Duke Reid the Trojan and Prince Buster. This new album traces the roots of the legendary label as it created the sound of the young independent Jamaican nation going into the early 1960s. Sir Coxsone used only the finest musicians in Jamaica for these recordings, including those players that would later become known worldwide as the Skatalites, Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Ernest Ranglin, Rico Rodriguez, Cluett Johnson and others. As fans clamoured to get a copy of these 'one-off' exclusive records, Clement Dodd eventually decided to start making them available commercially starting in 1959, and so began the birth of an empire.
    1. Basil Gabbidon - Mr. Landlord
    2. Clue J And His Blues Blasters - Milk Lane Hop
    3. Derrick Morgan - Wigger Wee Shuffle
    4. Aubrey Adams & Rico Rodriguez - Stew Peas And Cornflakes
    5. The Mello-Cat Count Ossie & His Warickers - Another Moses
    6. Neville Esson - Wicked And Dreadful
    7. Clue J And His Blues Blasters - Proof Run
    8. Derrick Morgan - Leave Earth
    9. Lord Creator - Rhythm Of The Blues
    10. The Jivin' Juniors - Hip Rub
    11. Lascelles Perkins - Little Joe
    12. Don Drummond & Roland Alphonso - Heaven And Earth
    13. Owen Gray - Walk All Over
    14. David Brown - Pretty Baby
    15. The Maytals - He Will Provide
    16. Lester Sterling And The City Slickers - Whale Bone
    17. Jackie Opel - Sit Down Servant
    18. Roland Alphonso - Bongo Tango
    19. Bob Marley And The Wailers - Go Jimmy Go
    20. Clue J And His Blues Blasters - The Slider
    Various Artists
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  • Exchange Sessions Vol.1 Exchange Sessions Vol.1 Quick View

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    Exchange Sessions Vol.1

    Kieran you probably know from his more popular moniker of Four Tet or from his time with the seminal post-rock instrumentalists Fridge. Reid was the drummer on Martha & The Vandellas' Dancing In The Streets. Along with his Motown sessions, he's recorded and performed with James Brown, Miles Davis, and Fela Kuti, and he had a lengthy tenure in the Sun Ra Arkestra, along with putting out his own solo records. This meeting of rhythmic minds between Hebden and Reid is a free jazz odyssey sure to melt minds as much as knock down barriers. It's quite a compelling listen with melodic music textures and steady rhythms. The whole affair breathes and swings, daddy-o. Look for Volume II in the spring.
    1. Morning Prayer
    2. Soul Oscillations
    3. Electricty and Drum Will Change Your Mind
    Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid
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    Heat Wave

    Born in Eufaula, Alabama, in 1941, the 3rd of 11 children, Martha Reeves moved with her family to the Motor City - Detroit, Michigan - when she was less than a year old. Like so many other R&B and soul singers of the era, she was raised on gospel and started singing in the church, but before long the secular interests of doo-wop and R&B won out and by the age of 18 she had joined her first vocal group, The Fascinations. In 1960 she joined the group that would eventually become Martha & The Vandellas (named after Martha's childhood street, Van Dyke, and her singing idol, Della Reese). After filling in on backup vocals for Marvin Gaye's classic "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow", the group signed their own recording contract with Motown's Gordy label. By the following year, they were having massive chart success with this album's title track, "Heat Wave", and "Quicksand" (both of which were written by the new songwriting trio of Holland-Dozier-Holland). Compiling many of those early hit singles in 1963, Heat Wave is a quintessential piece of the Motown Sound that every record collection needs.
    1. Heatwave
    2. Then He Kissed Me
    3. Hey There Lonely Boy
    4. More
    5. Danke Schoen
    6. If I Had A Hammer

    7. Hello Stranger
    8. Just One Look
    9. Wait Till My Bobby Gets Home
    10. My Boyfriend's Back
    11. Mockingbird
    12. Quicksand
    Martha and the Vandellas
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    Bacon Fat: The Fortune Singles 1956-7

    One of the last remaining links to the heyday of R&B and funk, Mr. Rhythm is a pure living legend of black music. He not only produced and wrote songs for folks like Ike Turner, Parliament/Funkadelic, Edwin Starr, and Stevie Wonder, and worked at seminal labels like Chess, Motown, and Fortune Records, but also wrote and sung an enormous number of his own songs, cult classics like Jail Bait, Greasy Chicken, and Bacon Fat. This release focuses on the earliest, and dirtiest, years of his 5-decade-long career, compiling all of his singles from 1957-1958 for the legendary Fortune Records label.
    1. Going Down To Tijuana
    2. Mozelle
    3. Bacon Fat
    4. Just Want A Little Lovin'
    5. Bobby Jean
    6. Pulling Time
    7. Mean Jean
    8. Jail Bait
    9. Just Because Of A Kiss
    10. You Are My Sunshine
    11. My Tears
    12. Come On Baby
    13. Greasy Chicken
    Andre Williams
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    Team Spirit

    Bursting with soulpower, Team Spirit's music is a cocktail of Motown basslines, Thin Lizzy-esque dueling guitars, 90's sing-along hooks, Glam beats and Chuck Berry feet. So get out the drinks, light your cigarette, lace up your boots and turn it up to eleven! Prepare yourself for the new mavericks of Rock n' Roll: Team Spirit.
    1. Fuck the Beach
    2. Jesus, He's Alright!
    3. Teenage Love
    4. Phenomenon
    Team Spirit
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    The Singles


    Yellow & Blue Colored Vinyl


    Oh my gosh - the Jaxx are back.. Re- leased for the first time on vinyl, Base- ment Jaxx - The Singles, span every- thing from the proto punk garage of
    early hit Flylife to the Motown monster
    that is Good Luck, taking in worldwide
    smashes like Red Alert, Where's Your
    Head At, Rendez Vu and Romeo.
    Where most 'greatest hits' albums fall
    down at least once there can be no
    argument that this collection delivers
    the bangers and nothing but.


    Basement Jaxx - The Singles is both
    a timely reminder of just how much
    the Jaxx have turned dance music in- side out and the nonchalant ease with
    which they continue to drop new ever
    more exciting sub-cultural car crashes
    on airwaves and dancefloors around
    the world.

    1. Red Alert (Jaxx Radio Mix)
    2. Good Luck (feat. Lisa Kekaula)
    3. Romeo (Radio Edit)
    4. Oh My Gosh
    5. Bingo Bango (Radio Mix)
    6. Where's Your Heat At (Radio Edit)
    7. Rendez-Vu (Radio Edit)
    8. Jump 'N Shout (feat. Slarta John) (Radio Edit)
    9. Lucky Star (Radio Edit)
    10. Plug It In (Radio Edit)
    11. U Don't Know Me
    12. Do Your Thing
    13. Jus 1 Kiss (Radio Edit)
    14. Flylife
    15. Samba Magic
    Basement Jaxx
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    What's Going On

    Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, released on May 21st, 1971, is regarded by many as one of the best soul albums of all time. Recorded in several locations, including the famous Hitsville U.S.A. in Detroit and The Sound Factory in West Hollywood, it was also the first album to give a credit to Motown's legendary house band, the Funk Brothers.
    1. What's Going On
    2. What's Happening Brother
    3. Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky)
    4. Save The Children
    5. God Is Love
    6. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
    7. Right On
    8. Wholy Holy
    9. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
    Marvin Gaye
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    Sons Of Soul

    Sons of Soul is the 1993 third studio album by American R&B group Tony! Toni! TonÉ! The band originally recorded for the album at several studios in California, including Westlake Recording Studios and Paradise Recording Studio. When they became jaded with the various people frequenting those studios, Tony! Toni! TonÉ! moved their sessions to Caribbean Sound Basin in Trinidad, where they ultimately wrote and recorded most of the album.


    Sons of Soul was produced entirely by the group, who worked with various session musicians and utilized both vintage and contemporary recording equipment. They intended to pay homage to their musical influences-classic soul artists of the 1960s and 1970s-and incorporated live instrumentation, funk, and hip-hop elements such as samples and scratches. Lead singer and bassist Raphael Wiggins handled most of the songwriting, which featured quirky, flirtatious lyrics.


    Sons of Soul was originally released by Wing Records and Mercury Records on June 22, 1993, to widespread critical acclaim. The record's commercial success included a 43-week chart run on the Billboard 200 and a double platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for sales of at least two million copies. With its success, Tony! Toni! TonÉ! became one of the most popular R&B acts during the genre's commercial resurgence in the early 1990s. However, after an ill-fated tour, the band went on hiatus and pursued individual projects before reuniting in 1995.

    1. If I Had No Loot
    2. What Goes Around Comes Around
    3. My Ex-Girlfriend
    4. Tell Me Mama
    5. Leavin'
    6. Slow Wine
    7. (Lay Your Head On My) Pillow
    8. I Couldn't Keep It To Myself
    9. Gangsta Groove
    10. Tonyies! In The Wrong Key
    11. Dance Hall
    12. Times Square 2:30 A.M. (Segue)
    13. Fun
    14. Anniversary
    15. Castleers
    Tony Toni Tone
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    Songversation

    Back with Motown, India.Arie is rejuvenated for her fifth album, which follows a lengthy hiatus. Largely a low-key, gently uplifting affair with a soft, warm glow, 11 of its 16 tracks are enhanced with assistance from several Turkish musicians -- including percussionists, horn players, an oudist, and the Istanbul Strings -- who were recorded at the studio of Sezen Aksu (one of the guests on Testimony, Vol. 2). Longtime co-producer and instrumentalist Shannon Sanders remains, while new associate David Ryan Harris (Dionne Farris, John Mayer) is another major factor.


    The album's upbeat tone is set with the driving Just Do You, a career highlight boasting a chorus that recalls the pre-chorus of Michael Jackson's Rock with You. Sweet, sighing, relaxed numbers like Flowers (You're the moral compass directing me to light) and Cocoa Butter (You are like cocoa butter on my heart) are among the most India.Arie-like songs laid down. Everything -- most exemplified by Break the Shell, inspired by an encounter with Cicely Tyson -- transmits positivity, even when she admits that, as a woman almost four decades in with neither a lifelong partner nor children, she's unsure of her position in life. It's evident that Arie's in a good place, both creatively and personally, yet SongVersation is not about self-satisfaction. She has no trouble bringing her listeners along.


    - Andy Kellman (All Music Guide)

    1. SoulBird Intro
    2. Just Do You
    3. This Love
    4. Nothing That I Love More
    5. Flowers
    6. Cocoa Butter
    7. SoulBird Interlude: Trombone
    8. Moved By You
    9. Life I Know

    10. Break The Shell
    11. SoulBird Rise
    12. Thy Will Be Done
    13. Brothers' Keeper

    14. One
    15. SoulBird Outro: Clarinet
    16. I Am Light
    India.Arie
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    Let's Get It On

    Let's Get It On is the thirteenth studio album by Marvin Gaye. Serving as Gaye's first venture into the funk genre and romance-themed music, "Let's Get It On" incorporates smooth soul, doo-wop, and quiet storm. It has been noted by critics for its sexually suggestive lyrics, and was cited by one writer as one of the most sexually charged albums ever recorded. Continuing with its vinyl reissue campaign, UMe will be reissuing this classic on 180 gram vinyl.
    1. Let's Get It On
    2. Please Don't Stay (Once You Go Away)
    3. If I Should Die Tonight
    4. Keep Gettin' It On
    5. Come Get To This
    6. Distant Lover
    7. You Sure Love To Ball
    8. Just To Keep You Satisfied
    Marvin Gaye
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