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Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston

  (Item #: houstwhitn_1706_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This killer copy has surprisingly natural sound for an '80s release - Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it on both sides
  • Full-bodied, rich and warm, this album has the kind of analog sound we did not expect to find, thank goodness
  • Consistently strong material: You Give Good Love, Saving All My Love for You, How Will I Know, All at Once, and Greatest Love of All (the last of seven (!) singles released from the album)
  • "...introduced the world to "The Voice," an octave-spanning, gravity-defying melismatic marvel."
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Stevie Ray Vaughan
Soul To Soul

  (Item #: vaughsoult_1706) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Off the charts "Triple Triple" (A+++) sound for this classic Electric Blues Guitar album - both sides earned our top grade of A+++
  • This is the best copy to hit the site in more than three years - good SRV albums are getting tough to find nowadays
  • A copy like this one soars above the pack because of its great energy; rich, solid bass; open top end; and freedom from smear and congestion
  • "[SRV] wanted to add soul and R&B inflections to his basic blues sound, and Soul to Soul does exactly that."
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Lou Rawls
Live!

  (Item #: rawlslive_1607x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This SUPERB live recording boasts two killer sides, rating at or near Double Plus (A++)
  • A new member of our Top 100 list; an outstanding live recording that really shines on a copy that sounds like this
  • Both sides are clean, clear and lively with plenty of rich, solid bass - Stormy Monday & Tobacco Road are highlights of the set
  • AMG 4 stars "Lou Rawls gives a riveting performance on Live!, covering standards from Basie/Rushing's tambourine-jumpin' "Goin' to Chicago" to T-Bone Walker's foot-stompin' "Stormy Monday," and whole lot in between."
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Willie Dixon
I Am The Blues

  (Item #: dixoniamth_1705) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This '70s pressing boasts two excellent sides, each rating Double Plus (A++) or close to it
  • Notably richer and livelier than most, with plenty of Tubey Magic and good weight down low
  • A longtime favorite of ours, with unusually good sound for a blues recording, even one from as late as 1970
  • Features updated versions of many Dixon Classics: Spoonful, Hoochie Coochie Man, I Can't Quit You Baby and more
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Otis Redding
The Dock of the Bay

  (Item #: reddidocko_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An excellent copy of The Dock of the Bay -- Double Plus (A++) or better on both sides
  • A well-recorded album, with sound that's exceptionally big, rich and smooth yet still clean, clear and spacious
  • About as quiet as we can find them, Mint Minus Minus throughout - most copies we see are just wrecked
  • "...this is an impossible record not to love ... Cropper chose his tracks well, selecting some of the strongest and most unusual among the late singer's orphaned songs,,," -- All Music
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John Mayall with Eric Clapton
Blues Breakers

  (Item #: mayalblues_1705) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This British Decca copy of what is surely John Mayall's best album offers Hot Stamper sound on both sides
  • Clean, clear, big and lively with great bass and most of the energy that's missing from the average copy
  • The import vinyl on this pressing is about as quiet as we ever expect to find for this album
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Bluesbreakers was Eric Clapton's first fully realized album as a blues guitarist -- more than that, it was a seminal blues album of the 1960s, perhaps the best British blues album ever cut, and the best LP ever recorded by John Mayall's Bluesbreakers."
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David Bowie
Young Americans

  (Item #: bowieyoung_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Two strong sides for Bowie's soul album: Double Plus (A++) throughout
  • Very well recorded - this copy is big and solid with punchy bass and real presence
  • You get much richer, smoother sound here than the typical pressing offers -- most copies err on the dry and grainy side
  • One of our favorites by Bowie, with so many killer tracks: Young Americans, Fascination, Somebody Up There Likes Me, Across the Universe and, of course, Fame
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Ray Charles
Have a Smile With Me

  (Item #: charlhavea_1705) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sides, this original stereo copy simply could not be beat
  • The richness in the vocals and the overall Tubey Magical 1964 sound are what put this pressing over the top in our shootout
  • We have a devil of a time finding Ray Charles records that are good sounding and clean enough to offer you - this is a rare one
  • "...he elevates the material with soulful vocals and good arrangements, particularly when the Raeletts back him up (as they do on half the tracks)." Allmusic
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Grover Washington
Winelight

  (Item #: washiwinel_1704) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A killer 2-pack - Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side, nearly as impressive (A++ to A+++) on the first
  • A SHOCKINGLY good recording that really comes to life on these two discs
  • What's unusual about this album - shocking really - is how MEATY the bottom end is
  • You've heard of the so-called "Hot Mix" for Zep II? Well, this is the "Fat Mix" for Winelight, and it's awesome
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Aretha Franklin
Amazing Grace

  (Item #: frankamazi_1704_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • DEMO QUALITY sound on all four sides with each rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it
  • The overall sound here is out of this world -- bigger, fuller and more lively than every other copy we played
  • Superb vocal immediacy, three-dimensional imaging, incredible energy and serious dynamics throughout
  • "She returned in triumph on this 1972 double album, making what might be her greatest release ever in any style." -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Bee Gees et al.
Saturday Night Fever

  (Item #: beegesatur_1704) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Superb sound on all four of these Double Plus (A++) sides - there's real Bee Gees vocal magic here
  • Stayin' Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, More Than a Woman, Jive Talkin', and even A Fifth of Beethoven all sound great
  • It's no walk in the park to find a copy with sound this good and reasonably quiet vinyl, but here it is
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "Saturday Night Fever is virtually indispensable as a Bee Gees album, not just for the presence of an array of songs that were hits in their own right but because it offered the Gibb brothers as composers as well as artists..."
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Aretha Franklin
Amazing Grace

  (Item #: frankamazi_1704) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding Triple Plus (A+++) side three backed with three excellent Double Plus (A++) sides
  • The overall sound here is clean, clear, open and spacious with great bass and plenty of energy
  • All fours sides are relatively quiet -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "She returned in triumph on this 1972 double album, making what might be her greatest release ever in any style." -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Paul Simon
There Goes Rhymin’ Simon

  (Item #: simonthere_1610_1x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This 2-pack has killer Triple Plus (A+++) on both sides - it's practically the only way you will ever get to hear the whole album sound this good
  • So many bad sounding sides are mated to good ones that two top sides together are rare as hen's teeth
  • Great songs: Kodachrome, Loves Me Like a Rock, Was a Sunny Day (and you know many of the other 7)
  • 5 stars Allmusic: "Retaining the buoyant musical feel of Paul Simon, but employing a more produced sound, There Goes Rhymin' Simon found Paul Simon writing and performing with assurance and venturing into soulful and R&B-oriented music."
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Average White Band
Average White Band

  (Item #: averaavera_1610x) 

Our Price: $249.99
Sale Price: $199.00 (You save $50.99 / 20%)


  • An amazing Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side, Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • Big, rich, and open - we guarantee you have never heard this album sound even remotely as good as this copy does
  • Pick Up The Pieces is rockin' like it should, finally, but really, there's not a weak track on the album
  • "AWB embraced soul and funk with so much conviction that it was clear this was anything but an "average" white band." - Allmusic 4 1/2 Stars
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Bob Marley & The Wailers
Rastaman Vibration

  (Item #: marlerasta_1703) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Strong Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, excellent from start to finish
  • Big and rich, with the kind of full-bodied sound that this music needs to work its magic
  • Big bass is of course key to the best copies - this one has the deep punchy bass we love on Marley's music
  • 4 Stars in Allmusic and Marley's first Top Ten Album
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Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker (1972)

  (Item #: cockejoeco_1972_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A Killer Copy of Joe Cocker's patented Blue Eyed Soul Album, rating an outstanding grade of Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • The sound here is exceptionally lively, full-bodied and smooth - this is the right sound for this music
  • Pardon Me Sir; High Time We Went and Black-Eyed Blues, Midnight Rider; Do Right Woman, Do Right Man and St. James Infirmary - so many of his best songs
  • "With "St. James' Infirmary," Joe Cocker has moved into a whole different sphere of musical activity, far distant from the rip-roaring anarchism of the Mad Dogs ... This album is, when all be said and done, riddled with meaningful soul." -- Rolling Stone
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Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker (1969)

  (Item #: cockejoeco_1969_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $119.00 (You save $30.99 / 21%)


  • Two strong Double Plus (A++) sides on relatively quiet vinyl make this a Must Own pressing
  • Both sides are full-bodied and solid with excellent presence
  • She Came In Through The Bathroom Window sounds wonderful
  • "A fine introduction to the singer's classic, late-'60s and early-'70s period." -- 4 Stars in Allmusic
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Average White Band
Average White Band

  (Item #: averaavera_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Fantastic sound here, at or near Double Plus (A++) for both sides
  • Spacious and open with great energy and rich, smooth tonality
  • Pick Up The Pieces is rockin' like it should, finally, but really, there's not a weak track on the album
  • "AWB embraced soul and funk with so much conviction that it was clear this was anything but an "average" white band." - Allmusic 4 1/2 Stars
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Super Hot Stamper

Little Milton
We're Gonna Make It

  (Item #: miltowereg_1702) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This Chess reissue had us digging its superb Double Plus (A++) sound and music
  • Clear, rich, natural sound, with no trace of "modern mastering" thank goodness
  • The title track spent three weeks at Number One on the R&B Charts - it's a classic
  • Allmusic raves: "Towering above it all, though, is Milton's powerful voice: a solid combination of gospel intensity and fluid phrasing that sprang from Roy Brown, moved through B.B. King, and found its way to both Bobby Bland and Milton, among others."
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Stevie Wonder
Down To Earth

  (Item #: wondedownt_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Super Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this mono pressing, fairly quiet vinyl too
  • The cover's still in the shrink - we may never see another this nice!
  • Rich and tubey, with smooth vocals, definitely not the sound of AM radio (thank god)
  • The Big Hit here is Thank You Love and it sounds just right
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White Hot Stamper

Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker (1969)

  (Item #: cockejoeco_1969_1701) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A killer copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one
  • The energy, space and full, rich, Tubey Magical sound this music needs to work is here
  • Triple Plus sound for some of his best tracks: Something; Delta Lady; Hello, Little Friend; and Darling Be Home Soon
  • "A fine introduction to the singer's classic, late-'60s and early-'70s period." -- 4 Stars in Allmusic
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Stevie Wonder
Songs In The Key Of Life

  (Item #: wondesongs_1701_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A KILLER copy with a White Hot (A+++) side three, two sides just shy of White Hot (A++ to A+++) and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side two
  • Incredible sound throughout -- big, lively and open with huge amounts of energy and a big punchy bottom end
  • Pretty darn quiet throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on all four sides
  • 5 stars in Allmusic: "Ambitious, wide-ranging arrangements and some of the best performances of Wonder's career."
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Boz Scaggs
Slow Dancer

  (Item #: scaggslowd_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Both sides here are rated Double Plus (A++) or better - this Blue Eyed Soul Music is working its magic
  • The brass is lively, the strings sweetly textured, the bass prodigious - what's not to like?
  • The better copies like this one have choruses that get big and loud without straining
  • Allmusic raves that "Slow Dancer features just as many catchy melodic tunes..." as Silk Degrees
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Lou Rawls
Live!

  (Item #: rawlslive_1607_1s) 

Our Price: $129.99
Sale Price: $99.00 (You save $30.99 / 24%)


  • Two killer sides, both rating at or near Double Plus (A++)
  • A new member of our Top 100 list; an impressive live recording that really shines here
  • Both sides are clean, clear and lively with plenty of rich, solid bass
  • AMG 4 stars "A riveting performance" - Stormy Monday & Tobacco Road are killer here
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Average White Band
Cut The Cake

  (Item #: averacutth_1701) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • A Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two, driving from first note to last
  • Both sides are rich, smooth, and full-bodied with super deep bass -- just what these funky tunes need
  • A very tough album to find with great sound and reasonably quiet vinyl
  • "...downright fun, especially up-tempo funk gems like "School Boy Crush," "Groovin' the Night Away" and the hit title song (which made it to number seven on Billboard's R&B singles chart). " - Allmusic
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Tower of Power
Back To Oakland

  (Item #: towerbackt_1701) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • The first White Hot copy to hit the site in years and on relatively quiet vinyl to boot
  • Killer Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side one backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side two
  • Incredibly rich, warm and dynamic with TONS of tubey magic and a big meaty bottom end
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Reaffirmed [their] reputation in both soul and pop circles."
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Flack / Hathaway
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway

  (Item #: flackrober_1612) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An incredible Triple Plus (A+++) side two backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
  • As QUIET a copy as we've ever found for this album, which is typically too noisy to sell - this one's dramatically better than most
  • One of our favorite duet albums, Flack and the woefully underrated Soul Man Donny Hathaway are in top form here
  • There's Tubey Magic, sweetness and spaciousness all over this recording - when it all comes together on Where Is The Love you won't believe how good this Triple Plus copy sounds
  • Allmusic raves: "A duet classic, and perhaps the most popular album Roberta Flack made. "Where Is the Love" dominated urban contemporary radio for almost the entire year, while "You've Got a Friend" was just as influential..."


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Stevie Wonder
Fulfillingness’ First Finale

  (Item #: wondefulfi_1612_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An amazing Triple Plus (A+++) side one backed with a side two that's almost every bit as good
  • Rich, full, WARM and super dynamic with excellent vocal presence and a big meaty bottom end - what a great way to hear this music
  • Boogie On Reggae Woman and You Haven't Done Nothing were big hits but the other tracks on the album are where the real Stevie magic can be found
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "The songs and arrangements are the warmest since Talking Book, and Stevie positively caresses his vocals on this set, encompassing the vagaries of love, from dreaming of it ("Creepin'") to being bashful of it ("Too Shy to Say") to knowing when it's over ("It Ain't No Use")."
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Grover Washington
Winelight

  (Item #: washiwinel_1611) 

Our Price: $99.99
Sale Price: $79.00 (You save $20.99 / 21%)


  • Excellent Hot Stamper sound from beginning to end on this very good sounding original Elektra pressing
  • Rich and full with excellent bass -- essential for this funky music
  • We've called this album a Demo Disc for Bass and any Hot Stamper copy will show you why
  • "Winelight is one of his finest albums, and not primarily because of the Bill Withers hit "Just the Two of Us." It is the five instrumentals that find Washington (on soprano, alto, and tenor) really stretching out..."
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