Donald Byrd Street Lady (1973)

    Blue Note
    • Original LP£60.00
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    • Donald Byrd – Lansana's Priestess
    • 1. Lansana's Priestess
    • 2. Miss Kane
    • 3. Sister Love
    • 4. Street Lady
    • 5. Witch Hunt
    • 6. Woman of The World

    Classic jazz funk album written and produced by the magnificent Mizell brothers! Includes 'Lansana's Priestess'.



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    • – Chant
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                    • – Snake Bone
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                                  VOLUME ONE OF VINYL is TRACKS 1-16
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                                  • Johnny Pate – Shaft In Africa
                                  • Willie Hutch – Brother's Gonna Work It Out
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                                  • Bobby Womack – Across 110th Street
                                  • J.J. Johnson – Willie Chase
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                                  • – Los Caballos
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                                  • – Shop Talk
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                                  • – Your Good Thing
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                                  Original = USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+

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                                  • – please be with me
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                                      NOW ON VINYL!!!

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                                      • LP£21.00
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                                      ORIGINAL USA VINYL

                                      • – Juicy
                                      • – Hidden Within
                                      • Original LP£10.00
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                                      Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+
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                                      • – Pull Up To The Bumper
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                                      • – Maiden Voyage
                                      • – Les Fleur
                                      • – Eternal Journey
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                                      MFSBMutha Funkin Son Of A Bitch: The Truth Behind The Philly LegendFunkadelphia

                                      Forget the wack cover - this is a serious compilation!! Similar to Soul Jazz Records Philadelphia Roots CDs with seriously obscure tracks.60s and early 70s Funky Soul from Philadelphia showing the true roots of Disco music that would follow 5 years later. Recommended. Wonderful collection of funky Philadelphia based groups who blessed the scene between 1968-1973. Many of these recordings have been re-mastered from the original reels for the first time! Before many of these musicians were making music you hear on television and movies, they played under different names and labels during the late '60s early '70s, mostly as funky jams recorded for tax write-off purposes!" Artists include: Interpretations, Brothers of Hope, Hidden Cost, Daley Diggers, Sam Reed Band, Alliance, Cupit, Race Street Chinatown Band, Electric Indian, French Connection, Pat & The Blenders and Ando Orchestra

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                                        DeodatoDeodato 2 (1973)CTI

                                        All time classic funk jazz masterpiece from Brazilian keyboardist, composer and arranger Deodato, expertly produced by Creed Taylor. Features the KILLER "Super Strut" as well as "Skyscrapers". No home should be without this album!






                                        • – Super Strut
                                        • – Skyscrapers
                                        • Original LP£12.00
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