• Roy Ayers – Chicago
    • 1. Chicago
    • 2. D.C. City
    SEMINAL JAZZ FUNK DEEPNESS!

    Limited Edition hand numbered 7” – 1000 Copies: First time 7” release of much sampled “Chicago” by iconic jazz funk artist Roy Ayers. Both sides originally from the album “Silver Vibrations” on Roy’s Uno Melodic label re-created on label art here. Special 7” length version of “D.C. City” released here for the first time on the original label.

    Other Releases by Roy Ayers

    Roy AyersHot (1985)Columbia

    Roy Ayer's still hot - man don't stop

    • – Hot
    • Original 7"£10.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed original USA 45
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    Roy AyersLet's Do It / Melody Maker (1978)Polydor

    Boogie funk

    • – Let's Do It
    Roy AyersAfrica, Center of the WorldPolydor

    African influenced funk jazz from the man, following on from his previous collaboration with Fela.

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      Roy AyersVirgo RedPolydor

      Excellent Ubiquity line-up for this 1973 release with Harry Whitaker, Jimmy Lyons, Chano O'Ferral and the delectable vocals of Dee Dee Bridgewater on "Love From The Sun"!


      • – Love From The Sun

      Other Releases on Expansion Records

      Timeless LegendEverybody Disco - Parts 1 & 2Expansion Records

      SUPER RARE BOOGIE FUNK SOULFUL UPLIFTING MASTERPIECE!


      Hand Numbered. Only once before on 7" in 1979. Extremely rare now with originals have a collectors value of £200

      • – Everybody Disco
      Leo's SunshippGive Me The SunshineExpansion Records

      BOOGIE FUNK CLASSIC! AS GOOD AS IT GETS!

      Hand Numbered. There are two versions of an iconic 'rare groove' track back to back. The first is a reissue of an in demand US mix, not reissued since 1980. Originally pressings have sold for £100. The second is a brand new extended version of a mix that came out in the UK in 1980.

      • – Give Me The Sunshine
      HaloLet Me Do It / LifeExpansion Records

      1,000 HAND NUMBERED RSD 2020 RELEASE Halo were a late 70s/early 80s West Coast soul and funk band. Key members include James King Jr (who later joined The Futures and release solo singles on Expansion), singer/songwriter Karvin Johnson (who sang with Gemini and recorded with Johnny Gil), and Greg Colema. “Let Me Do It” is a rare and extremely classy soul/boogie track from 1981, largely unknown at the time but becoming progressively sought after. A 12” Extended Version has been especially re-edited for this exclusive release. The group’s 1988 single “Life” has sold for hundreds of 12” and have now endorsed a rock guitar free ‘re-edit’ exclusive to Expansion.

        Timeless LegendSynchronizedExpansion Records

        1000 copies Machine Numbered. Timeless Legend are Jackie Hogg, Allen B. Burney, Donald Harmon, and Michael Harmon from Columbus, Ohio. Their music is among the most elusive on the rare funk/soul scene with “I Was Born To Love You” a huge crossover club anthem and with ‘timeless’ appeal. The ‘Synchronised’ album from 1980 is iconic and one of the rarest ‘rare grooves’ and original copies currently sell for over £1,000 a copy.

          Soul Togetherness 2019Expansion Records

          Expansion's superb 'Soul Togetherness' series continues with this compilation of 15 gems
          chosen here from uplifting new soul, shuffling boogie beats, rare groove/80s revival sounds, Brit soul, and RnB played at cult, modern soul events.

          • Lukas Setto – What Turns You On
          • D.C.R. – Positive Vibes
          • Steal Vybe – Make It Last Forever
          • Raheem DeVaughn – Need To Know
          • Shaila Prospere – Plus One
          • Glenn Jones – You & Me (R&B Version)
          • Angie Stone – Same Number
          • T.L. Shider – Need Somebody To Love
          • Magoo – Still Really Love
          • The Terri Green Project – Giving It Up
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          Al Hudson & The PartnersEspecially For You / CherishExpansion Records

          First time on CD for two classic albums! Al Hudson & The Soul Partners originated in 70s Detroit, had an international chart hit with “You Can Do It” on becoming One Way with Alicia Myers in 1979, and continue to perform across the USA to this day. Expansion previously explored the group’s earlier years at the ATCO label (“The ATCO Years” EXCDM 50) and now move on the much awaited first time ever CD reissues of the four ABC label releases across two new CDs. “Especially For You” and “Cherish” were both originally released in 1977, a heyday year for the quality of soul, disco and funk grooves on those albums. Key songs include “Trying To Prove My Love” and “Why We Must Say Goodbye”, but the full body of work has stood the test of time and sound so good again today.

            Al Hudson & The Soul PartnersSpreading Love / Happy FeetExpansion Records

            First time on CD for two classic albums! Al Hudson & The Soul Partners originated in 70s Detroit, had an international chart hit with “You Can Do It” on becoming One Way with Alicia Myers in 1979, and continue to perform across the USA to this day. Expansion previously explored the group’s earlier years at the ATCO label (“The ATCO Years” EXCDM 50) and now move on the much awaited first time ever CD reissues of the four ABC label releases across two new CDs. “Spreading Love” and “Happy Feet” were originally released in 1978 and 1979, a heyday year for the quality of soul, disco and funk grooves on those albums. Key songs include “You Can Do It”, “Spread Love” and “How Do You Do”, but the full body of work has stood the test of time and sounds so good again today re-mastered for the original audio tapes.

              Rockie RobbinsGood Life / Let's GrooveExpansion Records

              Brand new material from cult 80s soul singer, Rockie Robbins who gained notoriety through his solo releases and work with Leon Ware, Richard Evans and Skip Scarborough, who, undoubtedly, became one of American soul's most celebrated artists and producers in the early 1980s.

              • – Good Life
              • – Let's Groove
              Sylvia StriplinGive Me Your LoveExpansion Records

              Huge on disco, rare groove, two step scenes these two gems by Sylvia Striplin capture the essence of the period of music and genius of producer Roy Ayers! Essential reissue!

              • – Give Me Your Love
              • – You Can't Turn Me Away
              Dionne WarwickMove Me No Mountain / (I'm) Just Being MyselfExpansion Records

              Essential reissue via Expansion Records! Gorgeous, heartbreaking modern soul classic, 'Move Me No Mountain' (produced and arranged by the legend, Thom Bell) backed with the connoisseur's choice '(I'm) Just Being Myself', produced by the dream team, Holland-Dozier- Holland’!

              • – Move Me No Mountain
              • – (I'm) Just Being Myself
              Eloise LawsEloise Laws / All In TimeExpansion Records

              Contains the two classic albums 'Eloise Laws' (featuring ‘Almost All the way to love’) and 'All In Time' (’Love Ain’t Easy’ and ‘I Got ya covered’).

                Retta YoungYoung And RestlessExpansion Records

                First reissues of this beautiful soul album from 1976. Originals of this one going for big money online. The CD is the first issue here in this format and comes complete with two preceding singles and a post album release of the 12” mix of “My Man Is On His Way” in 1978, the only 12” release on all Platinum. This makes the CD the complete collection of Retta Young songs including her UK Top 40 chart hit “(Sending Out An) S.O.S. which appeals to both northern soul and disco audiences. The complete album is a gem for connoisseurs of quality modern soul from the 70s. 

                • – Really Really
                • – Now Or Never
                • – Just Look Into His Eyes
                • – We're So In Love
                • – I Love My Jim
                • – My Love Is On His Way
                • – That's How Some Men Are
                • – Our Way Of Loving
                • – Let's Make Up For Lost Time
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                  • – We’ve Only Just Begu
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                    • – Unhooked Generation - Tom Moulton Remix
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                          • – Invisible Wind
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