Soul, Funk & Disco LPs

I use the Record Collector standard to grade my records – as below:

M is ONLY for reissues / new releases / 100% definitely unplayed items
M- is a pretty much unplayed record for me – any obvious signs that a record has been played and I usually downgrade to an EX+
EX+ is a very strong grade for me – just showing some signs of being played but no noise / cue burn / crackle / styrene burn at all.
VG+ is for records that have obviously seen some wear and have had a good few plays and may even have light intro crackle but play very, very well.
VG is for records with quite a bit of wear and surface markings and some noise / crackle but still a very good player
VG- is my lowest grade and VG- records for me are in bad shape – lots of sound quality deterioration and many, many surface marks – not nice.

All media links are directly underneath each item in red – just hover your mouse over the link and when it turns blue click on it and it will take you directly to the YouTube page or my own soundfile / scan.

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American Gypsy / American Gypsy / Chess / USA / 1975 / M-/Ex+ / £50 £25

A1 copy –  1.5″ cut corner front top left – Inside Out / Golden Ring / 10,000 Miles etc – stunning LP

Maritza Horn/Lars Beijbom / Subway Baby / Philips / Sweden / 1977 /M-/Ex / £30 £15

Tiny sleeve wear – Subway Baby – killer club cut

James Brown / Showtime / Philips / UK / 1964 / M-/Ex+ / £25 £12

A1 copy – Caldonia / Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens etc – man was a genius, no doubt5

Cameo / Secret Omen / Casablanca / USA / 1979 / M-/M- / £12 £6

Top copy – Find My Way etc – massive at Blackpool Mecca back in the day

Earl Carter & The Fantastic 6 / Make It With You / Princess / USA / 1974 / M-/M- / £20 £10

Unplayed reissue copy – Shake Your Poo-Poo etc – the original is *stoopid* rare

Cloud One / Funky Disco Tracks Of Cloud One / Queen Constance / USA / 1978 / M-/M- / £20 £10

Unplayed reissue copy – still in shrink – Happy Music etc – Patrick Adams magic

Norman Connors / Romantic Journey / Buddah / USA / 1976 / M-/M- / £12 £6

A1 copy – still in shrink – 1″ saw-cut front bottom left – Once I’ve Been There / Thembi etc – NC is a GENIUS in my book

The Incredible Bongo Band / The Incredible Bongo Band / Pride / USA / 1974 / M/M / £15 £8

Seales reissue copy – Ohkey-Dokey / Kiburi etc – all-time classic Breaks / Funk LP

Chuck Jackson / Needing You, Wanting You / All Platinum / USA / 1975 / M-/Ex / £8 £4

Teeny sleeve wear – I’ve Got The Need / Love Lights etc – huge Northern Soul cuts

Johnny Jenkins / Ton-Ton Macoute / Atlantic / UK / 1972 / M-/Ex+ / £30 £15

Top copy – I Walk On Guilded Splinters etc – stunning cut with a great breakbeat intro

Salena Jones / Salena Jones / Muza / Poland / 1971 / M-/Ex / £25 £12

Teeny sleeve wear – Right Now / This Girl’s In Love With You etc – superb LP

Kool And the Gang / Good Times / De-Lite / USA / 1972 / M-/VG / £15 £8

Slight sleeve wear / rub – minimal – tiny WOS to sleeve front – Rated X / North, East, South, West etc – no weak tracks

Little Richard / The “Rill” Thing / Reprise / USA / 1970 / M-/VG+ / £20 £10

Teeny sleeve wear – The Rill Thing etc – funky breakbeat action

Lydia Pense & Cold Blood / Lydia Pense & Cold Blood / ABC / USA / 1976 / M-/Ex+ / £12 £6

Top copy – 1″ corner cut-out front top left – I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know etc

Curtis Mayfield / Curtis Live / Buddah (Dbl LP) / UK / 1971 / VG+/Ex / £15 £8

Few scuffs to vinyl / minor sleeve rub – Mighty, Mighty etc – one of THE Black Music Greats

Natural Four / Heaven Right Here On Earth / Curtom / USA / 1975 / M-/Ex+ / £30 £15

Small drill-hole top left – Heaven Right Here On Earth etc – stunning LP / Leroy Hutson / Curtis Mayfield

The Pied Piper Of Funkingham / The Pied Piper Of Funkingham / Chocolate Cholly’s / USA / 1982 / M-/Ex+ / £150 £125

A1 OG copy – Clap Song etc – massive indemander – forever…

Rufus Feat. Chaka Khan / Rufus Feat. Chaka Khan / ABC / UK / 1975 / M-/M- / £12 £6

A1 copy – Sweet Thing / Circle etc – such a great LP

Tyrone Thomas & The Whole Darn Family / Has Arrived / Soul International / USA / 1976 / M-/M- / £50 £25

Top copy – Seven Minutes Of Funk etc – killer Hip-Hop breaks and beats – massive sample source

The Valentine Brothers / First Take / Bridge / USA / 1982 / M-/M- / £15 £8

A1 copy – Let Me Be Close To You etc – 2 Step perfection

Various Artists / Motown Memories Vol 1 / Tamla Motown / UK / 1968 / M-/Ex+ / £25 £12

Nice copy – VERY rare comp – Hattie Littles / Eddie Holland / Chris Clark etc – no weak tracks

Various Artists / Motown Memories Vol 3 / Tamla Motown / UK / 1970 / M-/Ex+ / £25 £12

A1 copy – VERY rare comp – Gino Parks / Sammy Ward / The Vows etc – lots of early Motown 7″ releases gathered here

Leon Ware / Inside Is Love / Fabulous / USA / 1979 / M-/M- / £12 £6

Unplayed copy – What’s Your Name / Club Sashay – great and underrated talent

Tommie Young / Do You Still Feel Thne Same Way / Soul Power / USA / 1973 / M/M / £25 £12

Sealed reissue copy – Do You Still Feel The Same Way etc – amazing LP