78 AUDIO DIRECTIONS PRESENTS THE GRAB BAG DIRECT-DISK 25.00
Rare audiophile release which, for once, includes some hot tunes to
go with your hi-fi-direct-disk
boffinerations... "And I Learned It From A Princess" - fluid
mid-tempo Brazilian influenced jazz-funk with female vocals!
85 BRENDA & THE TABULATIONS SAME TOP & BOTTOM sold
Wicked funky version of "California Soul"! Rare!
181 GIL SCOTT-HERON SECRETS ARISTA sold
The big tracks on this essential LP were "Angel Dust" &
"Three Miles Down", but surely the best 'secret'
about this set has to be the plaintive, heartfelt grooves of "Angola,
184 ROY AYERS PRIME TIME POLYDOR 10.00
Funky collaboration with Wayne Henderson, incs. "It Ain't Your
Sign, It's Your Mind" etc
185 ROY AYERS STEP IN TO OUR LIFE POLYDOR(CAN) 10.00
First project with Wayne Henderson, riding high in '78. "For Real"
190 ROY AYERS VIRGO VIBES ATLANTIC 25.00
Early recording from 1967. Deep jazz from Roy Ayers, master vibes player!
191 ROY AYERS HE'S COMING POLYDOR sold
The ultimate! Ayers & his awesome Ubiquity crew laying down some
seminal jazz funk in '72. Fierce beats & unforgettable moments including
the one & only "We Live In Brooklyn Baby" etc!!
275 KWAME NKRUMAH THE NINTH SON COLUMBIA sold
Increasingly sought after set inc. "Juazzo", "The Ninth
Son" - warm & gentle Afro grooves.
297 ASHANTIS ASHANTIS STERLING(CAN) sold
Lashings of funk and disco, most notably on the in demand groover "Safari",
chants, big brass and a steady, mid-tempo beat aimed squarely at your
454 MTUME IN SEARCH OF THE RAINBOW EPIC sold
"Give It On Up"
456 KING CURTIS LIVE AT FILLMORE WEST ATLANTIC(GER) 15.00
So when they finally get round to building the Funk Hall of Fame, "Memphis
Soul Stew" will be right up there in the Pantheon... Powerful club
classic with the Memphis Horns blowing up a hurricane and Bernard Purdie
holding it down on the fatback drums.
461 LAURA LEE LOVE MORE THAN PRIDE CHESS(SEALED) sold
Nice to get a sealed copy of this in, "Mama's Got A Good Thing"
463 ANONYMOUS SOUL HITS VOL. 2 DAMONT(UK) sold
So who's playing? They're probably under contract to some other label
so they sure aren't saying! Lotsa taste funk covers including a stomping
version of "Get On The Good Foot - Pt 1", "Freddie's
Dead", "Use Me" etc
471 TOUSSAINT LIFE, LOVE AND FAITH WARNER BROS. sold
Allen takes a break from knocking out funk classics with the Meters
to explore his own personal musical
mind. With the Meters as backing band! Great funky stuff, standout track
for me is "Soul Sister" - sweet,
474 GEORGE BANTON IF YOU DON'T LOVE ME, LEAVE ME ALONE LOVE LIGHT(CAN)
(some surface marks side one, has a few pops). Rare private label eighties
soul from Toronto.
478 BETTY EVERETT THERE'LL COME A TIME UNI(PROMO) 20.00
Sixties soul aplenty from the sweet voiced Ms Everett.
480 SWEET SPIRIT SWEET SPIRIT SHALOM 40.00
Shalom baby! What? Well, seems like back in '74 four girls from Jamaica,
New York travelled all the way to Oklahoma City and delivered the gospel
funk! "Sinnerman (Where Will You Run)"
487 THE IMPRESSIONS THIS IS MY COUNTRY BUDDAH 15.00
Produced by and featuring the mighty Curtis Mayfield. Powerful, magical
soul music with a message. "They Don't Know", "Love's
Happening", "This Is My Country" etc
488 LOLEATTA HOLLOWAY LOLEATTA GOLD MIND(MEX) sold
"Hit And Run" - classic!
500 JOE THOMAS IS THE EBONY GODFATHER TODAY 30.00
'Smoother than satin, funkier than ten cans of magic shave, mellower
than Big Al's Cordon Bleu, righteous as truth, a man of many moods and
many grooves but more important - Joe is the Ebony Godfather'. Right
- now we've got that out of the way, just drop the needle (carefully!)
on "Chitlins & Cuchifritos" and get ready for some southern-fried
funk with a twist of groovy latin!
508 JULIUS BROCKINGTON SOPHISTICATED FUNK TODAY 30.00
"Cold Water", "Do Your Thing"
520 LINDA LEWIS NOT A LITTLE GIRL ANYMORE ARISTA sold
Title tune - sweet!!
521 LINDA LEWIS FATHOMS DEEP RAFT(UK) sold
As with her other release, this is a perenially in demand album chock
full of sweet soul music.
522 IKE & TINA 'NUFF SAID UNITED ARTISTS sold
"Baby (What You Want me To Do)", "Can't You Hear Me Callin'"
524 BOBBI HUMPHREY SATIN DOLL BLUE NOTE(SEALED) sold
With the inimitable Mizell Bros. on production duties giving the music
that cool Fender-space-moog lick like only they can know how. 1974...Bobbi
Humphrey... Blue Note... and she delivers! "New York Times",
Satin Doll" etc
528 TOWER OF POWER EAST BAY GREASE SAN FRANCISCO sold
Killer horns & big ballsy Oakland funk blasting out at you on essential
dancefloor nuggets "Knock Yourself Out", "Social Lubrication",
"Back On The Streets Again".
531 LETTA MBULU THERE'S MUSIC IN THE AIR A & M sold
538 MAXINE WELDON RIGHT ON MAINSTREAM 15.00
"Grits Ain't Groceries"
736 WESTWING WESTWING WEST COAST sold
Obscure & desireable outfit that deliver a curious cover of the
Barry White classic "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby".
They turn the tempo up & flip the arrangement on its head, but keep
the distinctive piano riff and add a little spice of their own.
745 CLIFFORD COULTER THE BETTER PART OF ME CBS sold
(cover water damaged - big price reduction!) Including the magical,
sinuous two-stepper "Love's Too
Hot To Hide".
750 U.S. AIR FORCE MACH 1 vol.2 U.S.A.F. 40.00
Rare! Used as promo material for the Air Force and never available for
sale, these hot shots show us how
they get down on original compositions "Whatever", "There
We Go Again". Pumping bass-driven funk a la Tower Of Power.
765 MARCIA HINES MARCIA SHINES WIZARD(AUS) 25.00
Always a winner - essential album with the very, very wonderful "You
Gotta Let Go" - her finest moment and a sparkling, uplifting belter
of a tune!
771 THE PERSUADERS THE PERSUADERS ATCO sold
"Bad Bold & Beautiful Girl"
774 HARLOW TAKING OFF G.R.A.F.(CAN) 15.00
Canadian disco doughnuts, inc. "Mystic Lady".
778 VOICES OF EAST NO NO NO HISPAVOX(SPA) sold
(Gatefold vg+) Their debut LP (more commonly known as 'Right On, Be
Free'), featuring a gospel funk
version of "Run Shaker Life".
784 CAROL DOUGLAS MIDNIGHT LOVE AFFAIR MIDLAND INT.(PROMO) 10.00
Funky disco soul from '76.
890 KONGAS AFRICANISM POLYDOR(SPA) 15.00
Tough Cerrone production featuring tons of sampletastic disco loops
& percussion breaks. "Dr Doo-Dah"
103 SILVETTI CONCERT FROM THE STARS HISPAVOX(SPA) 10.00
Original gatefold Spanish release with all the usual suspects involved
on here (Pedro Iturralde, Pepe
Sanchez, Duarte etc), lots of funky disco faves. Featuring club classics
such as "Sun After The Rain", also
check out the proto-house Brazilian grooves of "One Note Samba"!
104 LA VELLE BRAND NEW START BLUE SILVER(FRA) sold
Wicked funky soul recorded in Paris, with excellent vocal contributions
from La Velle. Check out the funky club monster "It's Too Soon"
and the deep, jazzy sounds of "Creole Girl".
105 BRENDA & THE TABULATIONS I KEEP COMING BACK FOR MORE CHOCOLATE
Funky soul from '76.
106 SYNCHRO RHYTHMIC ECLECTIC LANGUAGE LAMBI MOSHE NAIM(FRA) 100.00
"Rigibo" Heavy, leftfield Afro-funk from France, with Louis
Xavier & Georges Edouard Nouel. Also check out "B" - fat
drumbreak with heavy b-line!
122 MARLENA SHAW JUST A MATTER OF TIME BLUE NOTE 10.00
"Love Has Gone Away"
129 THE IMPOSSIBLES HOT PEPPER PHILIPS(SWE) 150.00
(sleeve has a little water damage top front & back) Always a pleasure
to be able to offer this hot cookie! Killer album, chock full of funky
nuggets and huge beats. Thai heroes The Impossibles cut this LP after
touring Scandinavia in '75. Fat versions of Kool & The Gang's "Give
It Up", "Love The Life You Live" plus excellent original
funk bombs, like the title track "Hot Pepper".
152 EUGENE McDANIELS HEADLESS HEROES OF THE APOCALYPSE ATLANTIC sold
Always in demand! One of the left reverend's hottest releases, incs.
"Jagger The Dagger" and other
153 JEFFREE SAME MCA sold
(sleeve has some water damage, record is clean) What a wonderful album!
The severely under-recorded
Jeffree (brother of Greg Perry) provides us with this insanely soulful
collection of ace uptempo tunes. "Mr
Fix-It", "One Last Chance" etc
154 CANNONBALL ADDERLEY LOVE, SEX AND THE ZODIAC FANTASY sold
Well, there's the freaky 'Soul Zodiac'... the majestic soul-jazz of
'Soul Of The Bible'...and then there's 'Love, Sex & The Zodiac'.
So hard to find nowadays, it's actually been quite a few years since
one passed this way. It still sounds every bit as funky - a deranged
collection of zodiac songs narrated by Rick Holmes over heavy funk backbeats.
Tons of breaks, groovy tunes and mental lyrics! "Taurus: Wampus
155 HUGH MASEKELA MELODY MAKER CASABLANCA 15.00
His is a long and illustrious career spanning early latin & jazz,
afro-funk and soulful disco. There's an abolute killer tune on here
- "I'll Make You Feel Alright" shuffling stop-start grooves,
afro-vocals, bursts of jazzy trumpet and lots of good, good feeling!
156 AMERICAN GYPSY AMERICAN GYPSY CHESS sold
Always a winner, and still a highly sought after classic! "Inside
Out", "Golden Ring", "10000 Miles" etc
157 KIM WESTON KIM KIM KIM VOLT 20.00
Belting soul with the uptempo gem "Soul On Fire" - smoking!
158 LITTLE SONNY NEW KING OF THE BLUES ENTERPRISE sold
It's blues... it's harmonica blues at that - but sooo tough! Funky breakbeat
nugget "Eli's Porkchop" has all the right ingredients - slamming
drums, lowdown bass, choppy guitar and Hammond, topped with wailing
159 LITTLE SONNY BLACK & BLUE ENTERPRISE(PROMO) sold
More monster grooves... breaks for days! Check out the heavy drums intro
on "Memphis B.K." - then stay for the party! Killer funk..
Rhythm & brass provided by the Bar-Kays.
160 THE NEW BIRTH IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME RCA sold
Featuring the rare groove get-down classic "Ain't No Change"
- Harvey Fuqua strikes again!
161 RUFUS THOMAS CROWN PRINCE OF DANCE STAX 20.00
Cornell Dupree, The Memphis Horns, the Hi Recording Studio Band &
Rufus himself with his assorted
chickens, penguins, robots and the whole of the Stax stable laying down
the southern funk like it's 1973.
Which, of course - it was. And damn funky too! "I Wanna Sing"
162 MANDRILL SOLID UNITED ARTISTS 15.00
Truckloads of funk, no monkeying around! "Peck Ya Neck"
163 COLD BLOOD SISYPHUS SAN FRANCISCO 15.00
Prime funk rock from San Francisco's finest, a horn-laden beat feast!
"Shop Talk", "Too Many People"
164 HOT HOT BIG TREE 15.00
There is an absolute gem lurking here in the shape of dancefloor cert
"Just 'Cause I'm Guilty" - unmissable
vocal groover with tons of soulful feeling and great midtempo funky
165 BILLY THORPE MILLION DOLLAR BILL INFINITY(AUS) 25.00
Good breaks and a tough, funky version of "Back On The Street Again".
Aussie only release!
166 EXECUTIVE SUITE EXECUTIVE SUITE 1 POLYDOR(UK) sold
Slick Philly action on "When The Fuel Runs Out", with a tight,
uptempo groove and uplifting harmonies. Also comes as a very effective
extended instrumental, with those soaring strings brought forward in
the mix. "You Got It" takes a grittier, Norman Whitfield type
167 ASHA PUTHLI THE DEVIL IS LOOSE CBS(GER) sold
(vg/vg) "Space Talk" is that a bass line or is that a bass
168 GLADYS KNIGHT ESPECIALLY FOR YOU STEREO GOLD AWARD(UK) 20.00
Break! It's Gladys, but not as we know her.. With the funky "Talking
169 STARFIRE DANCING AND SINGING FOR YOU DYNAMIC ARTISTS sold
Rare & in demand cosmic soul session on small indie label Dynamic,
from Virginia. Includes the magical
"Make The Most Of It".
170 SIR JOE QUARTERMAN & FREE SOUL SAME GSF(UK) sold
Rare UK pressing of this fat, funky monster. A rare groove classic since
day one, it has never ceased to be sought after by collectors round
the globe. "(I Got) So Much Trouble In My Mind"
171 UNIVERSAL ENERGY SAME EMI(PORT) 40.00
Deep, deep cosmic disco that's tough to track down and has been growing
steadily in demand with both dj's and collectors round the globe. "Disco
172 BOBBYE HALL BODY LANGUAGE FOR LOVERS 20TH CENT. 20.00
Impresive lineup with Chuck Rainey, Dorothy Ashby, Buddy Collette and
co. delivering deep soul-jazz in the shape of "Voyeur". Many
interesting moods to explore.
173 EVELYN'CHAMPAGNE'KING SMOOTH TALK RCA 25.00
One of disco's most emblematic voices kicks up some dust with this fine
selection of soulful dancers.
174 J.J.JACKSON J.J.JACKSON'S DILEMMA PERCEPTION 20.00
Inventive & groovy with a good dollop of jazziness thrown in for
good measure. Standout cuts: "Indian Thing" & "Let
The Sunshine In".
175 J.A.L.N. BAND JUST ANOTHER LONELY NIGHT MAGNET(UK) sold
Seventies funkiness recorded and released in the UK.
176 MARGIE JOSEPH PHASE II VOLT 20.00
Early seventies Southern soul which hits the right note on the brassy
"Didn't Have To Tell Me", with its funky vocals and a solid
beat provided by the Bar-Kays.
177 MICHAEL WYCOFF COME TO MY WORLD RCA 15.00
A soul classic with much funky deepness, Stevie-style.
178 BEN & THE PLATANO PARIS SOUL BARCLAY(FRA) sold
How rare is this?!? It's been many years now and I'm thrilled to be
able to offer an original copy of this unique slab of vinyl for sale.
Mental latin funkiness with great tunes galore. An undisputed club classic
including the explosive "Platano Split", "Castill Battle"
179 GAYLE ADAMS GAYLE ADAMS PRELUDE sold
Essential dancefloor grooves featuring the fantastic disco classic "Your
Love Is A Lifesaver" - uplifting vocals ...and what a breakdown!
180 AL HIRT SOUL IN THE HORN RCA VICTOR sold
Slinky jazz grooves with an Arabian flavour on "Harlem Hendoo".
A great tune which is also a classic
breakbeat nugget as used by De la Soul.
181 SWEET SALVATION SAME ELEKTRA sold
Tasty version of "Rock Steady" pushing heavily on 8+ glorious
minutes of soulful West Coast pressure!
182 STUDIO BAND SOUL EXTRAVAGANZA MOVIEPLAY(SPA) sold
(Ex+/vg- plays mostly clean but has a couple of skips) I know not who
they be, the recording artistes in question preferring to shun the limelight
and remain anonymous. A Shaftesbury production from 1969, what I do
know is that it's been many, many moons since I last came upon one of
these rare beasts. Groovy Hammond soul including "Sock It To Em
J.B." (featuring heavy, heavy drum break!), the funky "Soul
183 DUSTY SPRINGFIELD WHERE AM I GOING PHILIPS(UK) 20.00
Highly collectable original issue from '67, includes the evergreen "Sunny",
done in her inimitable style.
184 BOSTON SOUL ORCHESTRA DO IT NOW HISPAVOX(SPA) 25.00
Recorded and released in the late seventies in Spain. Hot disco samples
& beats galore!
185 JOE CRUZ & THE CRUZETTES ALBUM 2 VILLAR(PHIL) sold
Stone groove killer version of "Love Song" this particular
version also happens to be an ultimate breakbeat sought after by so
many ...and beyond rare!
186 RYAN CAYABYAB ROOTS TO ROUTES PINOY JAZZ II JEM RECORDING CO.(PHIL)
Totally dope mix of jazz, funk and out there sounds from the sevenies.
Funky breaks galore, rare Filipino only release 'recorded at Sampaguita
Studio under an Aquarian Sun and a Scorpion Fever'. So you know it's
the real deal!
76 LeROY HUTSON HUTSON II CURTOM sold
A voice so good he cut it as Curtis's replacement with the Impressions,
and subsequently on the great Mr.Mayfield's label as a solo artist/producer.
"Love To Hold You Close", "Don't It Make You Feel Good" - A fine
selection of 70s soul at it's best!
77 JON LUCIEN I AM NOW RCA sold
Debut album, original first sleeve issue. With the brilliant jazz juice
classic "Who Will Buy".
80 THE UNIFICS SITTIN' IN AT THE COURT OF
LOVE KAPP 20.00
Collectable sixties soul.
193 ROY AYERS MYSTIC VOYAGE POLYDOR 20.00
Tons of goodies, and a good price, just how funky can you get with
that killer bass on "Life Is Just A Moment Part 2"!
439 DOUG PARKINSON'S SOUTHERN STAR BAND I'LL
SOUTHERN STAR (AUS) 50.00
Nice to have this hot record back in again, "Rainbow In Your Eyes"
- essential funky soul!
452 RENE AND ANGELA WALL TO WALL EMI 25.00
Includes the boogie bomb "Secret Rendezvous".
459 ONENESS OF JUJU AFRICAN RHYTHMS BLACK
Killer afro grooves including the classic title tune. Rare original
476 BILLY PAUL FEELIN' GOOD AT THE CADILLAC
CLUB EPIC (HOL) 15.00
"On A Clear Day"
485 BAYETE UMBRAZINDIKO SEEKING OTHER BEAUTY
"Let It Take Your Mind"
490 BOOKER T. & THE MGS SOUL DRESSING
Dig the tasty beats on the cookin' title track "Soul Dressing". "Tic-Tac-Toe"
491 MYRIAM MAKEBA PATA PATA DISQUES ESPERANCE(FRA) sold
Ace version of "Mas Que Nada".
495 SEAWIND SEAWIND CTI sold
Includes the soulful Brazilian fusion classic "He Loves You".
502 DEBBIE TAYLOR COMIN' DOWN ON YOU TODAY sold
"No If's, And's, Or But's About It" what a sweet mid-tempo groove this
505 JUGGY MURRAY LONES INSIDE AMERICA DISCO
Funky vocal version of the Herbie classic "Chameleon", same mid-tempo
thumping groove, with an added dash of disco.
513 BETTY DAVIS NASTY GAL ISLAND(AUS) 15.00
Third and final release for the queen of dirty, lowdown funk.
516 PAUL HUMPHREY SUPERMELLOW BLUE THUMB 20.00
Super session drummer and beat magician takes time out to lay down
some tunes of his own. "Got It Together"
467 EARTH WIND AND FIRE EARTH WIND AND FIRE WARNER
Their debut LP, with all those edgy, full-on jazzy nuggets "Bad Tune",
"Fan The Fire".
525 EARTH, WIND AND FIRE THE NEED OF LOVE WARNER
Raw follow up LP, many good tracks. "Beauty", "Everything Is Everything"
533 EARTH, WIND AND FIRE LAST DAYS AND TIME
"They Don't See", "Power"
756 LTG EXCHANGE SAME RCA(UK) sold
Tight, percussive wah-wah laced funky soul from a band who look like
they weren't scared of letting loose when the mood took them. Incs.
the super funky "Waterbed", "Saint Or Sinner" and their discofied/latin
take on "Corazon" nice beats!
763 NINA SIMONE IT IS FINISHED RCA(SPA PROMO) sold
Raw vocals & spooky stripped down beats make this a stunning number
- "Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter"
766 JOSE FELICIANO AND THE FEELING'S GOOD
This was fetching £40 at it's peak & one listen
to "Golden lady" will tell you why. Excellent soulful rendition of the
Stevie Wonder classic!
1294 TURBULENCE NIGHT FLIGHT GAMMA(MEX) 15.00
Spacey disco fusion produced by Lalo Schifrin.
1295 DONNY GERRARD SAME GREEDY sold
Seventies soul, including the Tom Brock penned dancer
"He's Always Somewhere Around".
1296 THE BROTHERS DON'T STOP NOW RCA sold
Includes the cosmic tinged disco monster "Under The Skin".
1040 COL NOLAN SOUL SYNDICATE LIVE AT JASON'S AVAN-GUARD(AUST) sold
One copy just in! Always getting asked for this, tasty funky jazz from
down under. Includes "4 Into 6" and the groovy scat club classic "What's
1297 SKYLIGHT SKYHIGH EMI(AUS) 125.00.00
Beautiful copy of this ultra-rare soul/funk Aussie only release, impossible
to find these days! Great funky versions of "The Ghetto", "What's Goin'
On" and the sweet "Learn To Love".
130 ROY AYERS AFRICA CENTER OF THE WORLD
"Intro/The River Niger", "The Third Eye"
1301 ANGELA BOFILL SOMETHING ABOUT YOU ARISTA 15.00
Classic tune "Tropical Love" - modern soul with a dash of latin .
1302 JU PAR UNIVERSAL ORCHESTRA MOODS AND GROOVES
'Girl with headphones' sleeve. Loads of great tracks to choose from
here, great buzzy flute on the large & funky "Flute Salad".
1303 KOOL AND THE GANG THE FORCE DE-LITE 15.00
"A Place In Space", "Slick Superchick"
1304 KOOL AND THE GANG LOVE & UNDERSTANDING
With the cosmic masterpiece "Summer Madness".
1305 PLEASURE JOYOUS FANTASY(PROMO) sold
Vintage jazz-funk with a super-tight Wayne Henderson production. Sinuous
beats and fluid grooves collide on "Joyous".
1306 PLEASURE FUTURE NOW FANTASY 25.00
Get on that slap'n pop boogie tip with the masterful "Glide"!
1307 PLEASURE GET TO THE FEELING FANTASY sold
Second installment for Pleasure, also produced by Wayne Henderson.
1308 CHOCOLATE MILK ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN
WORDS RCA sold
This is one stone cold classic slab of funk! "Action Speaks Louder
Than Words" has one of the best stop-start grooves - ever. "Time Machine"
1309 BLACK BROTHERS BLACK SOUL MUSART(MEX) 15.00
Afro-disco fusion. "Gente"
1311 ESG ESG 99 RECORDS sold
For those who like their beats raw, cult NY proto-techno-funk band
ESG is the way to go. Seminal LP including heavyweight tunes like "Moody",
"UFO", "Hey!" etc
1312 BROTHER TO BROTHER SHADES IN CREATION TURBO(SEALED) 10.00
"I'm Gonna Take Your Love"
1313 PATRICE RUSHEN SHOUT IT OUT PRESTIGE 20.00
A true rare groove/fusion original. "Roll With The Punches", "Let There
Be Funk", "The Hump" etc
1314 ORQUESTA HERMANOS FLORES LA BALA DISCOS GAS(MEX) sold
Getting hard to find this tough little breakbeat funk nugget "La Mula"
(cover of Jesse Green's "The Mule")!
1315 STRATAVARIOUS STRATAVARIOUS ROULETTE sold
Includes the cosmic stepper "Nightfall", lush sounds & arrangements,
nice mid-tempo feel.
1316 DAVID FROST/BILLY TAYLOR MERRY CHRISTMAS
Well, it's hard to believe, but it's true. David Frost is the funky
king! Actually, he provides the spoken intros and the Billy Taylor band
do the rest on "Bright Star In The East" - dancefloor jazz dynamite.
1317 LINDA EVANS YOU CONTROL ME ARIOLA(SEALED) sold
Great little two-step groove "You Got Me Dreaming".
1374 ELI'S SECOND COMING SAME SILVER BLUE sold
Late seventies Philly-meets Miami-disco excursion, with strings galore
& Vince Montana Jr. on vibes. "Why Don'cha"
1383 SPUNK TIGHTEN IT UP GOLD COAST sold
(vg) Rare indie soul/disco from Chicago. Get in the groove with the
party-time title tune and fonky "Crazy Me", but most of all, turn the
lights down for "La Bimini". Superb cosmic intro leads into a lovely
two-step groove that reminds me in turns of Roy Ayers with his slower,
deeper vibes numbers and Earth, Wind & Fire with the big choruses
& horns. Lovely flute theme too - it's got it all!
1420 KOOL AND THE GANG OPEN SESAME DE-LITE 10.00
Funky title tune.
1392 DUO OURO NEGRO BLACKGROUND ORFEU(POR
Folky, afro, soulful… there's a lot of sides to this lot's sound. Best
are the moments when they break into the heavier, funky afro-soul beats,
and there's thankfully plenty of those! "Into Zelali" sweet soulful
grooves with female vocals; "O Mar E Meu" spiritual, drawn out vocal
choruses on the intro drop into an Afro-brazilian groove that keeps
it steady as the male & female choruses soar..
64 GIL SCOTT-HERON PIECES
OF A MAN FLYING DUTCHMAN 40.00
Gatefold original. A blinding session, including
the definitive "Revolution…", as well as masterpieces like "Lady Day
And John Coltrane" - the man!
79 WESS & THE AIREDALES VEHICLE DURIUM(ITA)
Rare Italo-soul from '72 including hard funky versions
of "Funky Nassau" & the brassy "Vehicle"!
81 BILL WITHERS JUST AS I
AM SUSSEX sold
Bullseye! With tracks like "Ain't No Sunshine",
"Grandma's Hands", "Harlem", what else can you say, really?
187 ROY AYERS LIFELINE POLYDOR 15.00
Gatefold. Brilliant jazz-funk set, shines throughout
with club classics, "Running Away", "Sanctified Feeling", "Cincinatti
Growl" - It's the get getdown!
440 MOMBASA AFRICAN RHYTHMS
AND BLUES II INTERCORD(GER) sold
(vg copy, hence drastic price reduction. Sleeve
clean, record worn, has background noise throughout, particularly noticeable
on quiet passages) Classic funk from Lou Blackburn recorded in Germany.
Perenially in demand for the raw, down'n dirty grooves of "Afro Hustle".
443 THE DIDDYS W/ PAIGE DOUGLAS
AGONY & EXTASY BAM-BUU sold
Super rare vocal cosmic fusion produced by the legendary
Charles Earland and carrying his trademark jazz-funk sound for this
tiny Philadelphia label. "My Special Love", "Intergalactic Love Song".
448 JAY W. MC GEE OVER AND
OVER SCORPIO(CAN) 30.00
Nice modern soul/two-step bizniz from Canada, played
with feeling. Standout for me is "What You Tryin' To Do" with it's catchy
chorus and soulful harmonies.
449 NANCY WILSON KALEIDOSCOPE CAPITOL sold
"Ain't No Sunshine"
450 THE ISLEY THE BROTHERS:
ISLEY BUDDAH sold
"The Blacker The Berrie"
451 SIMTEC & WYLIE GETTING'
OVER THE HUMP MERCURY sold
Chicago funk, including. "Bootleggin'" and the breakbeat
classic "Gotta Get Over The Hump". Nice price, one only!
453 AL JARREAU WE GOT BY REPRISE
"You Don't See Me" vintage killer sounds on this
brazilian/funky vocal/scat groover.
457 ELOISE LAWS AIN'T IT
GOOD FEELING INVICTUS sold
I love the swaying title track, with it's soulful
rhythms and vocals; it has great arrangements for this style of tune.
Also, don't miss the party funk of "Put A Little Love Into It" big ballsy
horns, busy funky rhythms and very catchy vocals!
458 THE METERS CABBAGE ALLEY REPRISE 30.00
Highly collectable funk from '72. "Stay Away", "Getting'
Funkier All The Time", "Cabbage Alley" etc
460 FREDDIE ROBINSON OFF
THE CUFF STAX 15.00
"Off The Cuff" Wicked mix of Memphis-style horns,
southern funky rhythms and jazzy guitar - that riff is awesome!
466 BROTHER TO BROTHER LET YOUR
MIND BE FREE TURBO 10.00
Includes the funky rare groove classic "Chance With
468 VARIOUS: RECORDED LIVE AT
NEWPORT BUDDAH(SEALED) sold
Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Stevie all recorded
live with verve and brilliance at what must have been a night to remember
in Newport, 1973. Worth having for Donny Hathaway's unique, storming
version of "Valdez" - killer!
469 JOE HOUSTON KICKING BACK BIG
"Kicking Back Part I & II" is no laidback slouch,
despite what the name might suggest. Instead, the mood is raw and gritty,
with hard wah-wah rhythms providing the bedrock for sharp'n funky sax-lines.
It's as much early disco/funk as it is jazz; more undefinable hybrids
and shenanigans courtesy as usual of the independent scene, here on
label Big Town.
470 JOHN WAGNER SHADES OF
BROWN KOALA sold
Wall to wall covers of James Brown, a funk extravaganza!
"Ain't It Funky", "Cold Sweat", "My Thang" etc
486 BERNARD WRIGHT 'NARD ARISTA sold
A rare groove classic! "Haboglabotrottin'", "Music
Is The key"
497 TYRONE DAVIS TURN BACK
THE HANDS DAKAR sold
Longtime Northern-style favourite from the acid
jazz era "Something You Got" still sounds hot today. Those raw vocals
and funky horns, along with the uplifting groove must have something
to do with it!
498 VALERIE SIMPSON VALERIE
SIMPSON TAMLA 15.00
Early soulful pre-Ashford & Simpson release
from '72, produced by the gold-plated husband and wife team.
504 BLACK NASTY TALKING TO
THE PEOPLE ENTERPRISE sold
"Booger The Hooker"
529 JOEY JEFFERSON BAND CRENSHAW
BOULEVARD MUTT & JEFF 15.00
"Mr Music Man" featuring Hodges, James & Smith
on background vocals, interesting mix of soul vocals, groovy rhythms
and jazz guitar.
535 MICHAEL HENDERSON IN THE NIGHT-TIME BUDDAH(SEALED) 10.00
Includes the brilliant two-step classic "You Can
Take Me, I'm Yours"
576 PACIFIC EARDRUM BEYOND
PANIC CHARISMA(UK) sold
Vintage seventies uk jazz-funk, totally coming into
it's own once again. Tight bass, sweet female vocals, combined with
burbling analogue synths, warm pads and horn stabs. "Man of Mystery"
develops brilliantly with some lovely choruses turning the tune on it's
head about halfway. Lots of good tunes, club tracks too, such as the
spacey brazilian jazz-funk dancer "Inner Circles".
746 THE WILD MAGNOLIAS SAME POLYDOR 30.00
More rare groove classics! Smokin' selection of
funk bombs inc. the burning "(Somebody Got) Soul, Soul, Soul".
748 LARRY YOUNG'S FUEL SAME ARISTA 30.00
Truly an album that's proven itself far beyond the
call of duty. From rare groove to hip hop to drum'n bass, it just keeps
on getting resurrected. Not surprising, when you listen to the sheer
towering strength of tunes like "Turn Off The Light", "Fuel For The
749 BODY AND SOUL BODY AND
SOUL NATIONAL GENERAL sold
A real beauty of a record. Good, good feeling, my
personal favourite being the joyous version of "Easy To Be Hard".
751 TRAVIS WAMMACK SAME FAME 35.00
"You Better Move On" warm & soulful blue-eyed
grooves sounding like a lost Marvin Gaye tune.
752 CLIFTON DYSON SLOW YOUR
BODY DOWN AFTER HOURS 80.00
Rare original! "Hypnotize", "Slow Your Body Down"
755 CYMANDE THE MESSAGE MUZA(POL) 25.00
Some of these Polish issues are getting quite in
demand for their fantastic sleeves (painted tribal masks!) - incs. the
essential "Bra", "The Message", "Dove" - afrorockowej jazzu grupy!
757 F.B.I. F.B.I. GOOD
Stone cold musical bomb that's still so collectable
and getting near impossible to get hold of now. Incs. the awesome "Talking
767 FELA KUTI BLACK PRESIDENT EMI sold
Essential Fela, delivering three Afro-beat classics.
Straight to the floor with "Colonial Mentality", "I.T.T.", "Sorrow Tears
& Blood", and still available at a reasonable price.
768 RUBY ANDREWS EVERYBODY
SAW YOU ZODIAC sold
Highly prized rarity featuring the sensuous, soulful
grooves of "Casanova 70".
773 FIREBALL DRIVE ME TO
HELL ABLE(CAN) 50.00
Obscure as hell, mish-mash of soul/funk/disco grooves
produced by Lafayette Afro Rock helmsman Frank Able. "Tan Nou", "Funky
777 HUSTLER'S CONVENTION LIGHTNIN'
ROD U.A. sold
The year is 1973, and the involvement here of Kool
& The Gang practically guarantees a fun, funky time. Vintage breaks,
beats, dialogue - and tunes of course! Never noticed before that Bobby
Matos appears on timbales.
782 CARLOS MALCOLM DON'T WALK,
DANCE ROULETTE 35.00
Never see this rare sixties session! Juicy latin
rhythms & funky arrangements, there's a good call & response/whistle
thing going on -"Don't Walk".
785 TOWER OF POWER TOWER
OF POWER WARNER BROS. 15.00
Very consistent set, laying down the heavy brassy
funk grooves on "What Is Hip", and their trademark skittery drum patterns
on "Soul Vaccination".
103 JONAS GWANGWA & AFRICAN EXPLOSION
WHO? JAMAL 50.00
Heavy duty Afro-funk rarity. "Switch #2".
103 HUNT'S DETERMINATION GET
YOUR ACT TOGETHER EARWAX(SEALED) 35.00
Tried & tested funky soul that's good for the
floor. "No.1 Lady" etc!
104 ODYSSEY ODYSSEY MOWEST(SPA) sold
What an album! Includes the fantastic "Our Lives
Are Shaped By What We Love", "Broken Road", the latin-tinged "Battened
Ships" - getting plays again!
104 CHARLES WRIGHT & WATTS 103RD
ST. EXPRESS YOURSELF WARNER sold
The groove that was sampled a thousand times! A
funk milestone and a perrenial dancefloor classic. The year was 1970,
and Charles Wright was high as apple pie!
105 S.VAN HOLMEN SUPER FUNKY DISCOTHEQUE
BLUE ELEPHANT(HOL) 60.00
For those of you who like their funk a little twisted,
European style. "Lord Funk" picks up a hard, funky club groove and rides
it for over twenty minutes!
105 CANDI STATON CANDI WARNER
"A Little Taste of Love", "As Long As He Takes Care
105 BILL DOGGETT HONKY TONK
A LA MOD! ROULETTE 45.00
Still sought after and getting much harder to find.
Lots of top quality funky organ cuts here, including "C'Mon Git It",
Sapphire", "Mr.Man" etc!
105 LOVE JONES BRIGHTER SIDE
OF 20TH CENT. sold
Searing strings, Love Unltd-style on the stepper
"Love Jones", also appearing as an instrumental version.
105 MAXAYN MAXAYN CAPRICORN 20.00
Excellent debut! Funky, cosmic sounds with great
clavinet & Rhodes topped by Maxayn's unique vocals. "Doing Nothing,
105 JON LUCIEN SONG FOR MY
LADY CBS(PROMO) sold
Mid-seventies offering which, though more on the
smooth side, nevertheless ranks up there amongst his greatest moments.
Includes the masterful "Creole Lady", "Soul Mate" etc!!
106 WALI & THE AFRO-CARAVAN
HOME LOST & FOUND SOLID STATE sold
Gatefold promo. 'The natural sound of the Afro-Underground'
according to the sleeve legend, and who am I to argue! Percussive greatness
on "Afro Blue", "Hail The King".
106 JOHNNY PATE OUTRAGEOUS MGM sold
"You're Starting Too Fast" rare groove classic!
The master cooking up a storm, backed by Bernard Purdie, Jerome Richardson,
Chuck Rainey, Montego Joe.. .
106 KING SOLOMON ENERGY CRISIS! CELESTIAL
Don't see this one too often! Hard as nails 'message'
funk, incs. "Political Rag", "Ain't It Funky Y'All", "Our Song" etc
143 JOE BATAAN AFROFILIPINO ARIOLA(SPA) sold
(sleeve has taped edges) An absolute stone classic
LP, "Ordinary Guy" is such a special tune, it's been a soulful latin
dancefloor favourite for years, but the whole LP is class from start
to finish. "The Bottle", "When You're Down" etc
144 GREG PERRY ONE FOR THE
ROAD CASABLANCA 20.00
Love this set, lots of soul/funk on offer including
the hot two-step wonder that is "Variety Is The Spice Of Life".
144 ESTHER WILLIAMS INSIDE
OF ME RCA(MEX) 15.00
Nice soul/disco set from '81.
146 THE JOEY JEFFERSON BAND SAME MUTT
& JEFF 20.00
146 MICHAEL HENDERSON GOIN'
PLACES BUDDAH 15.00
"Whip It" and of course the classic title tune.
146 THE SYLVERS SHOWCASE CAPITOL 10.00
146 CREATIVE SOURCE CREATIVE
SOURCE SUSSEX sold
(vg+) Gatefold original. Great chunky soul/funk/disco
set including the best version of "You Can't Hide Love" - a dancefloor
classic - and "Who Is he And What Is He To You" clocking in at a hefty
150 MFALME LET YOUR SOUL
FLY ASANTE sold
Very rare and top shelf funk from the West Indies
which doesn't turn up very often. Independently recorded and released
'home made' job, the music is something special. Big brassy funk with
percussion drops, killer bass, heavy chants and growly vocals. Beats,
breaks, funky soulful club tunes, it's got it all! "Naku Penda", "The
Soul Thing" etc
152 SPANKY WILSON LET IT
BE MOTHER RECORDS sold
Hellarare! Incs. The sixties style/northern dancers
"Love, Or Let Me Be Lonely", "Fancy"
152 VARIOUS AFRO ROCK FESTIVAL CONTOUR(UK) 25.00
Demand has been rising lately for this afro-funk
uk-only obscurity. With contributions by Grutz, Chaka, Osibisa, Simba,
the picture doesn't exactly get any clearer, but just let me say that
there is some driving, funky, jazzy, fierce afro-funkiness on here!