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White Hot Stamper

Muddy Waters
Hard Again

  (Item #: waterharda_white) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An amazing Triple Triple (A+++) copy of this great album; one of the best to ever hit the site!
  • Both of these Shootout Winning sides are big, lively and jumpin' out of the speakers -- just right for this down and dirty music
  • A Grammy Winner, an Allmusic Five Star album - simply a superb recording, one of our favorites for '70s blues
  • "Christgau attributed the record's intense quality to "the natural enthusiasm of an inspired collaboration", and remarked on its standing in Chicago blues, "except maybe for B.B. King's Live at the Regal and Otis Spann's Walking the Blues... I can't recall a better blues album than this."
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Muddy Waters
Hard Again

  (Item #: waterharda_1805) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An amazing Triple Triple (A+++) copy of this great album; one of the best to ever hit the site!
  • Both of these Shootout Winning sides are big, lively and jumpin' out of the speakers -- just right for this down and dirty music
  • A Grammy Winner, an Allmusic Five Star album - simply a superb recording, one of our favorites for '70s blues
  • "Christgau attributed the record's intense quality to "the natural enthusiasm of an inspired collaboration", and remarked on its standing in Chicago blues, "except maybe for B.B. King's Live at the Regal and Otis Spann's Walking the Blues... I can't recall a better blues album than this."
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B.B. King
Mr. Blues

  (Item #: king_mrblu_1801_1805) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This is an outstanding copy with Double Plus (A++) grades for sound or better from start to finish
  • This is the right sound for an Electric Blues Guitar album from 1963 by the master of the form, Mr. B.B. King
  • And it plays about as quietly as any copy we can find for a real '60s pressing of the album
  • "... half of Mr. Blues is derived from the superior Davis-led recordings, highlighted by the Ahmet Ertegun-penned "Chains of Love." Equally enjoyable are the ebullient "I'm Gonna Sit in 'Til You Give In" and "My Baby's Comin' Home," as they bear the distinct presence of King's nimble guitar craft."
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Otis Redding
The Dock of the Bay

  (Item #: reddidocko_1805) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A stunning copy of The Dock of the Bay -- Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • A well-recorded album, with sound that's incredibly big, rich and Tubey Magical yet still clean, clear and spacious
  • About as quiet as we can find them, Mint Minus to 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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Ray Charles
Sweet & Sour Tears

  (Item #: charlsweet_1805) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This copy of Charles' 1964 release boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Rich, warm, clear and open, the sound on this pressing is just right for this soul music
  • A concept album filled with an eclectic collection of themed music, this release showcases Charles' innovative approach to recording
  • "...One is almost tempted to think that Charles was toying with audience expectations by mixing unabashedly sentimental slow tunes with the far more bluesy, satisfying, and upbeat numbers, such as his surprisingly brassy, punchy treatment of "Cry Me a River.""
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Aretha Franklin
Soul '69

  (Item #: franksoul6_1805_2) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish and on relatively quiet vinyl too!
  • Both sides here are super big, full and lively with most of the bass and Tubey Magic that's missing from most copies
  • An incredibly tough album to find without condition issues; they're usually beat
  • "Her vocals are consistently passionate and first-rate... as is the musicianship."
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Lou Rawls
Live!

  (Item #: rawlslive_1712_1805) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) grades, or close to it, grace both sides of this Lous Rawls masterpiece
  • A recent addition to our Top 100, Lou Rawls Live! is an outstanding recording that really comes to life on this original pressing
  • The songs are fantastic, the musicians are brilliant, the sound is amazing -- Stormy Monday & Tobacco Road are highlights of the set
  • 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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Muddy Waters
Hard Again

  (Item #: waterharda_1803x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last, this is an outstanding pressing of Hard Again
  • Both sides here are big, lively and jumpin' out of the speakers - just right for this down and dirty music
  • A Grammy Winner, an Allmusic Five Star album - simply a superb recording and one of our favorites for '70s blues
  • "Christgau attributed the record's intense quality to 'the natural enthusiasm of an inspired collaboration,' and remarked on its standing in Chicago blues, 'except maybe for B.B. King's Live at the Regal and Otis Spann's Walking the Blues... I can't recall a better blues album than this.'"
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White Hot Stamper

Aretha Franklin
Soul '69

  (Item #: franksoul6_1805_1) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the second for this White Hot 2-pack
  • The overall sound here is incredibly rich, full and Tubey Magical with excellent clarity and a wonderfully extended top end
  • An incredibly tough album to find without condition issues; they're usually beat
  • "Her vocals are consistently passionate and first-rate... as is the musicianship."
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Ray Charles
The Genius of Ray Charles

  (Item #: charlgeniu_1805_1) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • One of the few copies to ever hit the site and boy is it KILLER -- Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • The sound is incredibly rich, full and Tubey Magical with tons of energy and a nice extended top end
  • Robert Christgau noted that "Charles tried many times, but except for Modern Sounds, he never again assembled such a consistent album in this mode."
  • "Charles' voice is heard throughout in peak form, giving soul to even the veteran standards."
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Muddy Waters
I’m Ready

  (Item #: waterimrea_1805) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A superb sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • Both sides are super big, full, clean and clear with a lovely bottom end
  • Fairly quiet throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • A great sounding electric blues record featuring Johnny Winter!
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Flack / Hathaway
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway

  (Item #: flackrober_1711s) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $129.99 (You save $20.00 / 13%)


  • An excellent copy, with strong Double Plus (A++) grades throughout, on vinyl that's exceptionally QUIET for this notoriously noisy album
  • 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 it sounds
  • One of our favorite duet albums, Flack and the woefully underrated Soul Man Donny Hathaway are in top form here
  • 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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Ray Charles
Sweet & Sour Tears

  (Item #: charlsweet_1804) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • You'll find stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides of this Shootout Winning 1964 release
  • This vintage stereo pressing is the only way to hear these classic songs sound rich, powerful and free from coloration
  • A concept album filled with an eclectic collection of themed music, this release showcases Charles' innovative approach to recording
  • "...One is almost tempted to think that Charles was toying with audience expectations by mixing unabashedly sentimental slow tunes with the far more bluesy, satisfying, and upbeat numbers, such as his surprisingly brassy, punchy treatment of "Cry Me a River.""
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Hot Stamper

B.B. King
Blues On Top Of Blues

  (Item #: king_blues_1804_2) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find Hot Stamper sound from first note to last on this 1968 pressing, BB King's fourteenth studio album
  • This copy plays on relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • This is the album he made right before Lucille, so the man was definitely on a roll and doing some great work in the late '60s
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Featuring brassy arrangements by Johnny Pate, it presents King's sound at its fullest without sacrificing any of his grit or sophisticated swing ... the material is very strong throughout."
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Super Hot Stamper

Elvis Costello
Punch The Clock

  (Item #: costepunch_1804) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • You'll find Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this Elvis Costello classic
  • The bottom end here is as punchy, well-defined and powerful as they come - there's plenty of low-end on this record
  • The overall clarity and transparency is superb, allowing you to appreciate subtleties in the top end even when the bass and drums are really pounding
  • "Punch the Clock won't alter anyone's opinion of Elvis Costello because it doesn't represent much of a change for him. He remains the most consistently interesting songwriter in rock & roll, and there is evidence that a new, more emotionally generous sensibility may soon be present in his work." Rolling Stone
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Hot Stamper

David Bowie
Young Americans

  (Item #: bowieyoung_1710_1804) 

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


  • Very good Hot Stamper grades on both sides of Bowie's Classic Soul album from 1975
  • You get much richer, smoother sound than the typical pressing offers -
  • Relatively quiet vinyl too - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout - they don't come any quieter
  • 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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Super Hot Stamper

Dr. John
Dr. John's Gumbo

  (Item #: drjohgumbo_1804_) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Dr. John's Gumbo finally makes it to the site, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Full, lively, and solid, this copy has just the right sound for this collection of quintessential New Orleans Rhythm and Blues tracks
  • The superbly talented Keith Olsen engineered - just one year later he would record Buckingham-Nicks, and two years after that Fleetwood Mac
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Dr. John's Gumbo bridged the gap between post-hippie rock and early rock & roll, blues, and R&B... that sly fusion of styles makes Dr. John's Gumbo one of Dr. John's finest albums."
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Stevie Ray Vaughan
Soul To Soul

  (Item #: vaughsoult_1708_1804_) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides of this classic Electric Blues Guitar album
  • This is one of the better copies 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 with its hard-rockin' energy; rich, solid bass; open top end; and freedom from 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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Bee Gees et al.
Saturday Night Fever

  (Item #: beegesatur_1804) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb sound on all four of these Double Plus (A++) sides or close to it - there's real Bee Gees vocal magic going on 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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Hot Stamper

Michael Jackson
Off The Wall

  (Item #: jacksoffth_1804) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • With very respectable Hot Stamper grades on both sides, this copy has much to recommend it
  • The sound is tubey rich, smooth, sweet and lively throughout - this is the way Off the Wall should sound
  • After years of MJ shootouts, we say this is unquestionably the best sounding album Michael Jackson album of them all
  • "...this was his breakthrough, the album that established him as an artist of astonishing talent and a bright star in his own right." - Allmusic, 5 stars
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White Hot Stamper

Average White Band
Average White Band

  (Item #: averaavera_1804) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An amazing 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 sounds
  • 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." 4 1/2 Stars
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Super Hot Stamper

Boz Scaggs
Boz Scaggs

  (Item #: scaggbozsc_1804) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This original pressing (the only way to fly) has great Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides, and fairly quiet vinyl
  • Full of analog richness, sweetness and naturalness -- this record sounds right to us
  • The nearly 13-minute long version of Loan Me A Dime on side two is out of this world
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Boz Scaggs' musical vision [...] would grow smoother and more assured over the years, but the slight bit of raggedness suits the funky, down-home performances and helps make this not only a great debut, but also an enduring blue-eyed soul masterpiece."
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Super Hot Stamper

Sade
Diamond Life

  (Item #: sade_diamo_1804) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • A Killer British import pressing of Sade's debut with superb Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • This UK disc is dramatically better than the domestic pressings we played - clean, clear and open, yet rich and natural
  • The key to the best copies is Tubey Magical richness and sweetness, and this vintage analog copy has plenty of both
  • "[Sade] projects a wised-up sensuality, and the record neither creaks with the revivalism of Harry Connick nor the sterility of Simply Red, to name but two of Sade's neo-cocktail rivals."
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Sade
Stronger Than Pride

  (Item #: sade_stron_1804_2) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • This outstanding UK pressing earned Nearly Triple Plus grades (A++ to A+++) on side one - side two is also quite good
  • Four of the five singles released from the album were pulled from side one, so the superb sound on this first side makes this an excellent copy to own!
  • This import - forget the veiled, closed-in domestic pressings - plays on relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "Sade demonstrated some intensity and fire on her third release... she had more animation in her delivery on such songs as 'Haunt Me,' 'Give It Up,' and the hit 'Paradise.'" - Allmusic
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Ray Charles
Have a Smile With Me

  (Item #: charlhavea_1705s) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $169.00 (You save $30.99 / 15%)


  • 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 sound are what put this pressing over the top in our shootout
  • We have a devil of a time finding Ray Charles records that sound this good and are clean enough to offer our customers - 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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B.B. King
Blues On Top Of Blues

  (Item #: king_blues_1804_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two excellent Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies of B.B.'s 1968 Classic that we heard in our most recent shootout
  • This is the album he made right before Lucille, so the man was definitely on a roll and doing some great work in the late '60s
  • Smoother, more musical, with more top end extension and more weight down below, this is the way to hear B.B. when he was still in his prime
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Featuring brassy arrangements by Johnny Pate, it presents King's sound at its fullest without sacrificing any of his grit or sophisticated swing ... the material is very strong throughout."
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Prince
Purple Rain

  (Item #: princpurpl_1804) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This is an excellent original pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • This copy was just bigger and richer than most of what we played, with driving rock energy to boot
  • Clean and clear and open are nice qualities to have, but rich and full are a lot harder to come by on this record
  • 5 Stars and "... a stunning statement of purpose that remains one of the most exciting rock & roll albums ever recorded."
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Prince
Purple Rain

  (Item #: princpurpl_1803_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a better than Double Plus (A++ to A+++) side two, this copy is practically as good as it gets
  • This copy was just BIGGER and RICHER than any other we played, with rock solid energy to beat them all
  • Clean and clear and open are nice qualities to have, but rich and full are harder to come by on this record - but here they are!
  • 5 Stars and "... a stunning statement of purpose that remains one of the most exciting rock & roll albums ever recorded." - All Music
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Al Green
I'm Still In Love With You

  (Item #: greenimsti_1803) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • One of the fullest, richest, smoothest, cleanest and most energetic copies we played in our shootout - this is how good the album can sound
  • For The Good Times (a Kristofferson cover!) sounds superb on this pressing
  • "There isn't a wasted track on I'm Still in Love With You, and in many ways it rivals its follow-up, Call Me, as Green's masterpiece." - All Music
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Sam Cooke
Hits of the '50s

  (Item #: cookehitso_1710x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A vintage Living Stereo recording that's rarely available on the site, this Sam Cooke LP boasts excellent Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • If you want to hear one of the great vocalists from the '50s, in his prime, with top quality audiophile sound, this is the album that will do the trick!
  • This is the way it must have sounded in 1960, in the New York studios where it was recorded, with legendary RCA engineer BOB SIMPSON behind the board
  • This is not the typically radio-EQ’d singing-out-of-tin-can sound of so many male vocal albums from the era - Cooke's voice is warm and rich here
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John Mayall with Eric Clapton
Blues Breakers

  (Item #: mayalblues_1803_3) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This British Decca pressing 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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Stevie Wonder
Innervisions

  (Item #: wondeinner_1803_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With Hot Stamper sound on both sides, this is a very good pressing of Innervisions
  • A respectable copy of this Stevie Wonder classic -- one of the funkiest Demo Discs money can buy
  • An incredibly hard album to find with good sound and quiet surfaces
  • A Top 100 Title, and 5 Stars on AMG: "... using his astonishing musical gifts to make this commentary one of the most effective and entertaining ever heard."
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David Bowie
Young Americans

  (Item #: bowieyoung_1803) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • The best copy of Bowie's soul album to hit the site in a long time - incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout
  • Both sides here are out of this world - far bigger and fuller than the competition, with massive amounts of energy and rich punchy bass
  • Relatively quiet vinyl too - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout - they don't come any quieter
  • One of our favorites by The Man, with so many killer tracks: Young Americans, Win, Fascination, Somebody Up There Likes Me, Across the Universe and, of course, Fame
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Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker (1969)

  (Item #: cockejoeco_1969_1803_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This Joe Cocker favorite earned strong Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both sides and plays on relatively quiet vinyl
  • Consistently stronger material here - did Cocker ever release an album with more good songs than these?
  • How's this for a track listing: Dear Landlord; Bird on the Wire; She Came in Through the Bathroom Window; Something; Delta Lady; Darling Be Home Soon - and there's more
  • "Cocker mixed elements of late-'60s English blues revival recordings (John Mayall, et al.) with the more contemporary sounds of soul and pop; a sound fused in no small part by producer and arranger Leon Russell, whose gumbo mix figures prominently on this eponymous release and the infamous Mad Dogs & Englishmen live set."
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Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker (1972)

  (Item #: cockejoeco_1972_1801_) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A Killer Copy of Joe Cocker's patented Blue Eyed Soul Album, rating an outstanding grade of Double Plus (A++) or close to it on both sides
  • Plays on some of the quietest vinyl we have ever heard for the album, a true Mint Minus throughout!
  • 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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Ray Charles
The Best Of

  (Item #: charlbesto_1803_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • The overall sound here is big, clean and clear with plenty of presence and energy
  • This comp gives you a taste of Ray's great instrumental tracks with surprisingly good sound
  • It's been a while since we've had a copy on the site, so don't expect to see too many of these if you miss this one!
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Stevie Wonder
Fulfillingness’ First Finale

  (Item #: wondefulfi_1803_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Outstanding sound for the followup to Innervisions with both sides rating a strong Double Plus (A++)
  • Clean, clear and open with with a punchy bottom end and excellent energy
  • Boogie On Reggae Woman and You Haven't Done Nothing were the 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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Al Green
Let’s Stay Together

  (Item #: greenletss_1803_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This classic Al Green pressing boasts very good Hot Stamper sound from first note to last
  • One of our favorite soul albums - we guarantee you've never heard it sound better than it does on this very copy
  • "Green's ingenuity produced one of the all-time classics, which has the bounce of a dance cut and the passion of a ballad." - All Music
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Stevie Wonder
Fulfillingness’ First Finale

  (Item #: wondefulfi_1803) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Stunning sound throughout -- Triple Plus (A+++) from the first note to the last
  • 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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Bobby Blue Bland
His California Album

  (Item #: blandhisca_1803) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from start to finish, this is a superb pressing and only the third EVER to hit the site
  • This copy plays on relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • With horns and strings, this heavyweight studio production uses top session players who bring Bland's blues to life
  • "[A]mong the great storytellers of blues and soul music... [who] created tempestuous arias of love, betrayal and resignation, set against roiling, dramatic orchestrations, and left the listener drained but awed."
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Little Milton
We're Gonna Make It

  (Item #: miltowereg_1702x_) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • This Chess reissue had us digging its superb Double Plus (A++) sound and music
  • Clear, rich and natural, with not a 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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Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker (1969)

  (Item #: cockejoeco_1969_1803) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A killer 2-pack, with Triple Plus (A+++) sound, or close to it, from first note to last - they don't get much better than this!
  • Here it is - the energy, space, and full, rich, Tubey Magical sound this music needs to work
  • You get Triple Plus sound for some of his best tracks here: Dear Landlord, Bird on the Wire, She Came in Through the Bathroom Window, and Hitchcock Railway
  • "Cocker mixed elements of late-'60s English blues revival recordings (John Mayall, et al.) with the more contemporary sounds of soul and pop; a sound fused in no small part by producer and arranger Leon Russell, whose gumbo mix figures prominently on this eponymous release and the infamous Mad Dogs & Englishmen live set." - 4 Stars
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Otis Redding
The Dock of the Bay

  (Item #: reddidocko_1803) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent copy of The Dock of the Bay -- Double Plus (A++) or close to it 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 to 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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Elvis Costello
Punch The Clock

  (Item #: costepunch_1803) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • You'll find Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this Elvis Costello classic
  • The bottom end here is as punchy, well-defined and powerful as they come - there's plenty of low-end on this record
  • The overall clarity and transparency is superb, allowing you to appreciate subtleties in the top end even when the bass and drums are really pounding
  • "Punch the Clock won't alter anyone's opinion of Elvis Costello because it doesn't represent much of a change for him. He remains the most consistently interesting songwriter in rock & roll, and there is evidence that a new, more emotionally generous sensibility may soon be present in his work." Rolling Stone
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Stevie Wonder
Innervisions

  (Item #: wondeinner_1803) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout
  • An excellent pressing of this Stevie Wonder classic -- one of the funkiest Demo Discs money can buy
  • The sound is super clean, clear and open with wonderfully present vocals and a nice bottom end
  • A Top 100 Title, and 5 Stars on AMG: "... using his astonishing musical gifts to make this commentary one of the most effective and entertaining ever heard."
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B.B. King
Live & Well

  (Item #: king_livea_1801x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last, this original Bluesway pressing from 1969 will be very hard to beat
  • Surprisingly dynamic, with great energy, this copy brought BB King's music to life in our listening room
  • Phenominal sound, with the Tubes and Big Bass this music needs to work its Electric Blues Magic from The Master himself
  • "...a worthy recording on its own merits, divided evenly between live and studio material. King's always recorded well as a live act, and it's the concert tracks that shine brightest..."
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Ray Charles & Betty Carter
Ray Charles & Betty Carter

  (Item #: charlraych_1803) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on this vintage stereo pressing - it's the first truly Hot Stamper to EVER hit the site
  • This 1961 release showcases two of the most soulful singers to ever share a microphone, both at the height of their powers
  • Includes the still-popular "Baby It's Cold Outside" (no one has ever recorded it quite like these two), People Will Say We're In Love, Side By Side, and many more
  • 4 stars: "There is certainly a powerful, often sexy rapport between the two -- Charles in his sweet balladeering mode, Carter with her uniquely keening, drifting high register -- and they definitely create sparks in the justly famous rendition of "Baby, It's Cold Outside.""
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Lou Rawls
Carryin' On!

  (Item #: rawlscarry_1803_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides
  • Both sides are super clean, clear and open with a big bottom end and plenty of space around all of the instruments
  • About as quiet as they come -- Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • "The production and arrangements were perfectly tailored to his voice, the songs were good, and Rawls sounded confident, assertive, and soulful." - All Music
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Michael Jackson
Off The Wall

  (Item #: jacksoffth_1803) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two SUPERB sides each rating a Double Plus (A++) or better for this MJ classic, with some of the most heartfelt music he ever recorded
  • The sound is tubey rich, smooth, sweet and lively throughout - this is the way Off the Wall should sound
  • After years of MJ shootouts, we say this is unquestionably the best sounding album Michael Jackson album of them all
  • "...this was his breakthrough, the album that established him as an artist of astonishing talent and a bright star in his own right." - Allmusic, 5 stars
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Lou Rawls
Carryin' On!

  (Item #: rawlscarry_1803) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • The first copy to ever hit the site and boy is it a good one! 'Triple Triple' (A+++) sound!
  • Both sides are incredibly rich, full and Tubey Magical with plenty of extension on both ends
  • About as quiet as they come -- Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • "The production and arrangements were perfectly tailored to his voice, the songs were good, and Rawls sounded confident, assertive, and soulful." - All Music
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Elvis Costello
Punch The Clock

  (Item #: costepunch_1710x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish - this is far and away the best sounding copy to ever hit the site
  • Two Costello classics are found on side one: Everyday I Write the Book, and Shipbuilding, with a heartbreaking trumpet solo by none other than Chet Baker himself
  • The bass and the horn sound are the two key elements to getting the right sound on this record, and they're both As Good As It Gets here (hence the Triple Plus)
  • "Elvis Costello ... remains the most consistently interesting songwriter in rock & roll, and there is evidence that a new, more emotionally generous sensibility may soon be present in his work." Rolling Stone
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Stevie Wonder
Down To Earth

  (Item #: wondedownt_1702x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Albert King
Live Wire - Blues Power

  (Item #: king_livew_1802_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An outstanding copy of this Must Own Live Blues album, with Double Plus (A++) sound for both sides
  • The overall sound here is super clean, clear and open with great bass and plenty of presence
  • Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout, they rarely can be found this quiet
  • "... the guitarist is at the top of his form throughout the record — his solos are intense and piercing."
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B.B. King
Live & Well

  (Item #: king_livea_1802) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sides, this original Bluesway pressing from 1969 simply could not be beat
  • Surprisingly dynamic, with great energy, this copy brought BB King's music to life in our listening room like no other could
  • This copy had the Tubes and the Big Bass that this music needs to work it's Electric Blues Magic from The Master himself
  • "...a worthy recording on its own merits, divided evenly between live and studio material. King's always recorded well as a live act, and it's the concert tracks that shine brightest..."
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Ray Charles
Have a Smile With Me

  (Item #: charlhavea_1709x_) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • The richness in the vocals and the wonderfully Tubey Magical sound makes this copy especially impressive
  • It's not easy to find a Ray Charles record from the Sixties that plays this quietly: Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • AMG writes, "...He elevates the material with soulful vocals and good arrangements, particularly when the Raeletts back him up (as they do on half the tracks)."
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Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
Sonny and Brownie

  (Item #: terrysonny_1802) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With superb Double Plus (A++) grades or close to it on both sides, so natural and relaxed - this is the right sound for this bluesy music
  • This early pressing puts a Folk Blues jam from 1973 live in your living room, showcasing two of the true masters of the form
  • The immediacy, clarity and transparency are excellent, but the key element is Tubey Magical warmth, and the best pressings have plenty of it
  • "John Mayall and John Hammond, Jr. are among the "youngsters" on this powerful statement that includes a definitive version of Randy Newman's wickedly subtle anti-slavery tune Sail Away."
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Average White Band
Average White Band

  (Item #: averaavera_1802) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper sound from beginning to end on this AWB album, clearly their masterpiece
  • There's not a weak track on the album - if you've forgotten how good this music, here is your chance to get reaquainted
  • "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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Sly & The Family Stone
Stand

  (Item #: slyanstand_1802_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This 1969 original pressing boasts very good Hot Stamper sound from first note to last
  • Tired of the crude, congested, hard, harsh and otherwise unpleasant sound of most pressings? We have the solution to that problem right here
  • Stand, I Want To Take You Higher, Sing A Simple Song, Everyday People, You Can Make It If You Try -- what a killer lineup of songs!
  • 5 stars: "Stand! is the pinnacle of Sly & the Family Stone's early work, a record that represents a culmination of the group's musical vision and accomplishment."
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Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston

  (Item #: houstwhitn_1711s_) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $99.00 (You save $50.99 / 34%)


  • An amazing sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish; quiet vinyl too!
  • Big, full, lively and dynamic; 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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Willie Dixon
I Am The Blues

  (Item #: dixoniamth_1802_1) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this '70s pressing, a Willie Dixon late classic
  • 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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Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston

  (Item #: houstwhitn_1802) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This killer copy has surprisingly natural sound for an '80s release - Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side, Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • 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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Boz Scaggs
Slow Dancer

  (Item #: scaggslowd_1802) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Both sides of this 2-pack earned excellent Double Plus (A++) grades for sound - 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 these have choruses that get big and loud without straining
  • Allmusic raves that "Slow Dancer features just as many catchy melodic tunes [as Silk Degrees] that meld a kind of boogie pub rock with an organic urban soul... Scaggs delivers some of his best performances..."
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Dionne Warwick
Very Dionne

  (Item #: warwiveryd_1802) 

Our Price: $139.99

  • A wonderful sounding pressing, with excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from first note to last
  • This copy is doing most everything right - it's big and open yet still rich and tubey with good vocal presence and a huge bottom end
  • Play this one for your audiophile friends who own and respect the recordings of Dianna Krall, Patricia Barber and the like - they are in for quite a shock
  • Incredibly quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides - you won't find one quieter
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David Bowie
Young Americans

  (Item #: bowieyoung_1712x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This early pressing boasts two very strong sides for Bowie's one and only Soul album: Double Plus (A++) or better throughout, with fairly quiet vinyl to boot
  • We think you'll agree this is a surprisingly well recorded, especially when you have a copy that sounds as good as this one - it's big and solid with punchy bass and real immediacy
  • This is the record that turned me on to the amazing sax player, David Sanborn, whose work here
  • 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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