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  • Bartley, Chris-Sweetest Thing This Side of Heaven- LP- Stereo-Vando VAS 60,000 - 1967 33 1/3 rpm LP release by NYC Sweet Soul singer, Chris Bartley. , features the '67 R&B hit, "The Sweetest Thing This Side of Heaven". Bartley was a discovery of Van McCoy, who wrote all the songs AND arranged, produced and conducted this album! Bartley's music has in later years found favor with fans of Northern Soul. The following is from the Allmusic website:

    "Bartley scored the first time out with "Sweetest Thing This Side of Heaven," a lilting beauty caressed by Bartley's flowery falsetto. The follow-up, the Motown-ish, formulaic "Baby It's Wonderful," flopped, though it probably sounded like a straight hit in the recording studio booming from those big speakers. He's better on "You Get Next to My Heart," the third single, the lilting "Sittin' Pretty," where he displays a honey soaked false voice, and "Hooked on You," a hard-edged up-tempo number where he sings natural and falsetto. Oozing with love is a remake of the Spellbinders' "For You," one of McCoys' best floaters; the up-tempo "Gotta Tell Somebody (About My Baby)" shows he can jam with the right material. Regardless of the tempo, Bartley's always depicted as a love-struck romantic."

    Track listing: 1 Gotta Tell Somebody 2:44 2 Sittin' Pretty 3:03 3 Baby It's Wonderful 3:14 4 That's How Much I Love You 2:56 5 Hooked on You 2:45 6 I'll Be Loving You 3:11 7 Sweetest Thing This Side of Heaven 3:06 8 Sugar Baby 2:52 9 You Get Next to My Heart 2:41 10 For You 2:59 11 My Baby 3:18 12 Thanks for Loving Me 2:51.

    Cover is still encased in original shrinkwrap. Small punchhole at bottom left corner-very slight creasing to bottom right corner. Almost all of the cover surface is MINT beneath the shrinkwrap. Disc appears unplayed and is visually MINT. It also PLAYS MINT with clear sound and almost no surface noise. Rare Soul LP in TOP condition!

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  • Booker T & the MG's-Booker T & The MG's Greatest Hits- LP- stereo-Stax/Fantasy MPS 8505 - 1980 33 1/3 rpm LP release by Booker T & The MG's. LP reissues the best of the songs the group recorded for Stax Records after the label ended it's association with Atlantic Records in 1968. This includes some of the funkiest stuff ever recorded, songs like "Time Is Tight", "Hang 'Em High", and "Soul Limbo"-all big chart hits for the group. Track listing: A1 Hang 'Em High 3:53 A2 Eleanor Rigby 3:34 A3 Soul Limbo 2:23 A4 Over Easy 4:05 A5 Mrs. Robinson 3:38 A6 Something 3:38 B1 Time Is Tight 3:14 B2 Johnny, I Love You 3:00 B3 Heads Or Tails 2:30 B4 Meditation 3:59 B5 Hip Hug Her 2:22 Cover exhibits only faint wear and is extremely clean with no tears, splits, stains, promo markings, etc, grading Near Mint. LP comes from a collector whose care of his collection was the best we have seen in some time. LP is visually immaculate, plays completely MINT, with rich clear sound and almost no surface noise.
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  • Brenda & The Tabulations-Little Bit of Love (mono)/same (stereo)- 45- mono/stereo-EPIC 10898 - 1972 45 RPM 7" release by Brenda & The Tabulations. Mint DJ record, with same song on both sides. A side has white label & song in mono, B side has orange label and song in stereo. Unplayed.
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  • Brown, James-Star Time Sampler- CD- stereo-Polydor SACO 356 - eight song promo only sampler to promote the set "Star Time", 1991 release, four songs form "Star Time", Four songs N/A on that set, "Stay In School" & "Fight Against Drug Abuse" PSA's, "1970 Tour Spot", "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" (Previously unreleased 1966 live track from Tampa FLA!), no cover provided, clear case, Brown's image is on disc. - (NM) - $4.99- Order

  • Brown/James Brown & the Famous Flames-I Loves You Porgy/Yours and Mine- 45- mono-Bethlehem 45-3089 - 1967 45 RPM seven inch record by Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Disc was one of a few released on the King subsidiary, Bethlehem Records. A side is a Soul version of the Gershwin tune, "I Loves You Porgy", B side is a funky original instrumental. Disc is Near Mint with clean labels.
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  • Butler, Jerry-Sings Assorted Sounds...- LP- stereo-Mercury SR 61320 - 1971 33 1/3 rpm LP release by Jerry Butler. As the title of the LP suggests, Butler is trying something different on this album. The following is from the Allmusic website:

    "In the early '70s, Jerry Butler founded a songwriting workshop in his native Chicago. Jerry Butler Sings Assorted Sounds... offers some of the tracks from a batch of newer writers and features the brash Chicago production style slightly updated. Compared to his Gamble-Huff efforts, the arrangements here aren't as emotionally fulfilling and the lyrics aren't as apt. Without that high standard, it took a while for Butler to adjust commercially and musically. This effort reflects the adjustment period. The first track, "How Did We Lose It," has a good bassline and an acid guitar solo. On this effort, Butler enlisted the help of a rising new writer and arranger, Donny Hathaway, who arranged three tracks here. The best, the melodic "Special Memory," is warm track that features Hathaway's earthy piano and an animated vocal from Butler. "If It's Real What I Feel," a duet with Brenda Lee Eager, has a playful arrangement and there is plenty of chemistry between the two. The album's last track, "Do You Finally Need a Friend," has a challenging melody and a dramatic arrangement that helps Butler give a multi-layered and nuanced vocal. Jerry Butler Sings Assorted Sounds... is an album of near greatness, but it can't help but pale in comparison to the efforts done with Gamble and Huff."

    Track listing: A1 How Did We Lose It A2 How Does It Feel A3 Special Memory A4 Built My World Around You A5 Going Back To My Baby's Love B1 If It's Real What I Feel B2 Strong Enough To Take It B3 What It Is B4 Why Are You Leaving Me B5 Do You Finally Need A Friend

    LP is still factory SEALED-100% new and unused. Cover is near-perfect inside shrink with just the tiniest bit of wear to a couple of corners. This is a 'stock' copy with no promo or cutout markings. Disc within is, of course, MINT and unplayed.

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  • Carter, Clarence-I Can't Leave You Love Alone/Devil Woman- 45- mono-Atlantic 2726 - DJ copy - (EXC+) - $3- Order

  • Castor, Jimmy-Hey Leroy- LP- mono-Smash MGS 27091 - 1967 Soul/Funk LP with a Latin touch by The Jimmy Castor Bunch. The following is quoted from the AllMusic website: "Long before Jimmy Castor became a successful humorist and funkmeister, he scored a Latin hit with "Hey Leroy, Your Mama's Callin' You," a smoothly performed bit of samba with jazz touches by Castor. It was such a hit that he issued an entire album of similar tunes, none of which did anywhere near as well as the single, which cracked the R&B Top 20 (number 16) and pop Top 40 (number 31). "

    Track listing: 1 Hey Leroy, Your Mama's Callin' You 2 Bang, Bang 3 Our Day Will Come 4 Ham Hocks Espanol 5 How Beautiful You Are 6 Hey, Willie 7 Oh, Yeh 8 Winchester Cathedral 9 Southern Fried Frijoles 10 Ol' Man River.

    Copy at hand is really clean. Cover (small punch hole at top right has one minor scrape to the front slick at bottom right. It is otherwise immaculate-no stains, tears, writing, etc. Disc is clean, glossy and Near Mint. Beautiful copy of a scarce 1960's Soul LP.

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  • Clay, Judy-You Can't Run Away From Your Heart/It Takes a Lot of Good Love- 45- mono-Stax 230 - white label promo, good 60's soul - (EXC+) - $5- Order

  • Edwards, Vincent-See That Girl / No Not Much- 45- mono-Colpix CP 771 - 1965 45 RPM 7" disc with picture sleeve release by by actor (star of 1960's TV show "Ben Casey") and Pop vocalist, Vincent Edwards. Interesting disc, as A side has Brill building sound and a Mann/Weill song. Tune features 2 step beat with a choked guitar rhythm (tune has a Northern Soul sound instrumentally, although Vincent's vocal is Pop). B side is a straight Pop ballad. Sleeve shows slight creasing and wear-sleeve and disc have promotional drill hole through center area-top edge of sleeve has 3 small tears. Disc (small drill hole through label) is clean, glossy, and Near Mint.
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  • Fair, Yvonne-Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On (mono)/Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On (stereo)- 45- mono/stereo-Motown M 1306F - 1977 release 45 RPM promo 7" by James Brown protege Yvonne Fair, a great singer who put out many fine Soul sides starting in the early 60s, but didn't have a hit until 1976 with "It Should Have Been Me." This 7" (produced by the great Norman Whitfield) features the same song on both sides in Mono and Stereo. The song (a Whitfield-Strong composition) is a great funky side with a driving beat (uncharacteristic of Motown at this time). The disc-from a mostly unplayed DJ collection-is clean, glossy and Mint (clean labels).
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  • Flaming Ember-Shades of Green/Don't You Wanna Wanna- 45- mono-Hot Wax 6907 - DJ copy - (EXC+) - $3- Order

  • Franklin, Aretha-Greatest Hits Volume II- LP- Stereo-Columbia CS 9601 - 1st pressing, "360 Degree Sound" label. 1968 release. Collects Aretha's hits from the early 60's before she signed with Atlantic. Includes "Lee Cross", "Skylark" & "Every Little Bit Hurts". Slight ring wear on cover, 2" seam split at top. Disc is quite clean, looks essentially unused. - (EXC+/NM) - $9.99- Order

  • Franklin, Aretha-Jim/Friendly Persuasion- 45- mono-Columbia 44851 - wlp - (NM-) - $2.99- Order

  • Franklin, Aretha-The House That Jack Built/same- 45- mono-Atlantic 2546 - white label promo DJ copy in Near Mint condition - (NM) - $4.99- Order

  • Franklin, Aretha-Arrives- Reel to Reel- stereo-Atlantic ALX 8150 - 1967 3 3/4 IPS 4 track reel to reel tape release by The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. This, her 2nd album on Atlantic, contains the hit, "Baby I Love You." Other tracks include "Satisfaction," and "96 Tears." Cover shows wear-small split/tear along bottom center edge of cover. Tape grades Near Mint.
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  • Friends of Distinction-Highly Distinct- 8-Track- stereo-RCA P851489 - second album, 1969, with "Let Yourself Go", & "Light My Fire" - (SS) - $8- Order

  • Friends of Distinction-Real Friends- 8-Track- stereo-RCA P831555 - with cardboard slipcase, 1970 rel., appears completely unused - (M/M) - $6- Order

  • Greaves, R.B.-R.B. Greaves- LP- stereo-Atco SD33-311 - 1969 release. On the pop side of the classic soul sound. Features the giant hit, "Take a Letter Maria". Still sealed-1/4" saw mark at bottom right.
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  • Hayes, Issac-Live at the Sahara Tahoe- LP- stereo-Enterprise ENX 25005 - 10973 2 LP set. Near Mint discs-Very Good Plus cover shows edgewear, a few scratches on the front. Cover have catalog number ENX 25005 (for Quadraphonic), discs have catalog number ENS 25005 (for stereo). - (VG+/M/NM) - $5.99- Order

  • Hayes, Issac-Type Thang/Theme From the Men- 45- stereo-Enterprise 9058 - - (SS) - $5- Order

  • Knight/Gladys Knight & the Pips-You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You)/same (white label promo Motown single)- 45- mono-Soul 35071 - 1970 45 rpm seven inch single by Gladys Knight & the Pips on the Motown subsidiary label, SOUL. Copy at hand is a white label promo intended for radio stations with the same song on both sides. Number "12" in blue marker on one side. Other side has name stamped in 2 places. Vinyl is clean, glossy & Near Mint. Housed in original sleeve.
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  • Leon's Creation-This Is The Beginning- LP- stereo-Studio 10 R 2488 - 1970 33 1/3 rpm vinyl LP by Leon's Creation. This obscure masterpiece of San Francisco Psychedelic Soul was the brainchild of one Leon Patillo. Leon Patillo worked at times with Funkadelic and Martha & the Vandellas. He was Santana's vocalist in the mid 1970s and is currently a contemporary Christian musician. The song, "Mirage" on this LP was recorded by Santana in 1975. The album is very well-produced with good variety, bringing to mind Sly & the Family Stone, Tower of Power, early Funkadelic, and Temptations psychedelic period. There is a fabulous drum break on the title track that could be a great sample! Please note: copy at hand is an original 1970 first pressing on Studio 10-NOT a reissue. MUSICIANS: Leon Patillo: keyboards Jimmy Calhoun: bass Barry Frost: percussion Billy Gerst: trumpet Lenny Goldsmith: keyboards Gerry Peterson: reeds Carol Stalling: violin Orlando Stallings: guitar TRACK TITLES: This Is the Beginning - 5:00 Until You Were Gone - 4:14 Mirage - 6:42 Back Roads - 4:27 Confusion - 3:08 If I Had the Power - 4:01 Love - 3:23 Sightless - 5:22 Cover is Mint Minus in the original shrinkwrap with just the tiniest bit of wear on the exposed right edge. GREAT COPY of this rarity!
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  • Little Big Horns-I Heard It Through the Grape Vine / It Was a Very Good Year- 45- Mono-Crazy Horse 1312 - 1969 release 45 RPM single by the Little Big Horns, who released only 2 singles, one in 1967 and this one released in 1969 on the little-known Capitol subsidary, Crazy Horse. Both sides are Soul/Funk instrumental covers of Pop and Soul hits of the day using prominent electric keyboard, flutes, brass and funky bass. The band's sound reminds us of the California Soul sound of War around 1970 with a little bit of Latin Soul. A side has a light spindle mark and one heavy scuff mark at the edge (does not affect play). The B Side is clean.
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  • LIttle Milton (Campbell)-Grits Ain't Groceries/I Can't Quit You Baby- 45- mono-Checker 1212 - 1968 45 rpm 7" vinyl single by Blues & Soul legend, Little Milton. A side (a remake of the Little Willie John classic) was a smash for Milton. B side is a hot guitar Blues composed by Otis Rush. Copy at hand is clean & glossy (small promo or cutout drill hole through label) with only a few light marks, grading Excellent Plus. Nice original copy!
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  • Little Milton (Campbell)-Who's Cheating Who/Ain't No Big Deal On You- - mono-Checker 1113 - 1965 45 rpm 7" vinyl single by Blues & Soul legend, Little Milton. A side was a 60's Soul smash for Milton that holds up today. Disc (housed in crisp original sleeve) is clean, glossy and grades Excellent Plus. NICE original copy!
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  • Magnificent Men-"Live!"- LP- stereo-Capitol ST 2775 - 1967 33 1/3 rpm LP release by Harrisburg, PA blue-eyed Soul group, The Magnificent Men. Probably due to a lack of original material, the Men had only minor chart success. (One of their 2 hits, "Sweet Soul Medley" is featured on this LP.) However, they were not without talent-they had the enviable distinction of being the only white band ever to headline at the Apollo Theater. Their vocals are quite creditable, and their playing is strong. Word is that they were actually accepted by black audiences of the day. This LP was recorded live at The Uptown in Philadelphia, PA and it is surprisingly good! Cover (promo-marked "free" with tiny punchholes at top right corner) is super-clean with just a little bit of creasing to the 2 right corners. Disc is stone MINT and appears to be unplayed. Track listing: A1 Show Me 2:34 A2I 'm Gonna Miss You 2:20 A3 Just Be True 2:24 A4 Doin' The Philly Dog 3:29 A5 Stormy Weather 2:45 A6 Sweet Soul Medley: Ooh Baby, Baby,. Aint Too Prould To Beg,. I Can't Help Myself,. People Get Ready. 6:10 B1 You Don't Know Like I Know 2:23 B2 Misty 3:15 B3 Wispers 3:03 B4 Peace Of Mind 2:56 B5 I've Been Trying 2:33 B6 Function At The Junction 5:40. LP has never been reissued on CD.
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  • Marvelettes-As Long As I Know He's Mine/Little Girl Blue- 45- mono-Tamla 54088 - 1963 45 rpm seven inch single on the Motown subsidiary, Tamla. Yellow label with brown disc and globe logo. Disc is housed in original Tamla sleeve. A side is a Smokey Robinson Composition, B-side is by Holland/Dozier/Holland. Disc is in nice Near Mint minus condition with only a few tiny marks and a clean, glossy surface.
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  • Marvelettes-Playboy/All the Love I've Got- 45- mono-Tamla 027303 - Original 1962 45 rpm seven inch Motown single by the Marvelettes. Yellow label with brown disc and globe logo. Disc is housed in crisp original sleeve. Vinyl surface is clean & glossy with a few minor marks.
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  • Meters-Fire On the Bayou (Promo LP)- LP- stereo-Warner Bros MS 2228 - Classic 1975 33 1/3 rpm LP by New Orleans' finest purveyors of pure Funk, The Meters. LP was produced by Marshall Sehorn and Allen Toussaint. Tracklist: Out In The Country 3:38 Fire On The Bayou 4:10 Love Slip Upon Ya 3:59 Talkin' 'Bout New Orleans 3:38 They All Ask'd For You 4:12 Can You Do Without? 3:52 Liar 5:12 You're A Friend Of Mine 4:11 Middle Of The Road 7:57 Running Fast 1:27 Mardi Gras Mambo 2:39. Cover (large WB promo sticker on front) shows very faint ringwear and some edgewear-no splits, stains, tears or writing. Disc shows some scuffing and spindling, but only 2 tiny scratches at the beginning of side 2. Plays nicely with light surface noise & clear sound.
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