Terry Callier What Color Is Love (1973)

    Cadet
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      • 1. Dancing Girl
      • 2. What Color Is Love
      • 3. You Goin To Miss Your Candyman
      • 4. Just As Long As Were In Love
      • 5. Ho Tsing Mee A Song Of Teh Sun
      • 6. Id Rather Be With You
      • 7. You Dont Care

      Definitive collaboration between Terry Callier and Charles Stepney for Cadet. Features "Dancing Girl" and "You Goin Miss Your Candyman"

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        Terry CallierOccasional Rain (1972)MCA

        Classic Charles Stepney production! Part of the trilogy of classic Charles Stepney-produced Terry Callier albums that includes "What Colour is Love" and "I Just Can't Help Myself". Epic, lush, bittersweet, string-drenched jazzy folky soul! Recommended!

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          The DellsBelieve Me/ Oh What A Night (1969)Cadet

          Wicked stormin' 60s Soul tune

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          MINT UNPLAYED ORIG 45

          • – Believe Me
          The DellsI Want My MommaCadet

          Funky Dells!

          • – I Want My Momma
          Soulful StringsListen Here (1968)Cadet

          Funky Richard Evans production! Mint unplayed USA 45 original.

          • – Listen Here
          Shades Of BrownHo Hum World / Little Girl (1969)Cadet

          Charles Stepney production

          • – Ho Hum World
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          The DellsHallways Of My Mind (1969)Cadet

          Quality soul! Arranged by the great Charles Stepney, Chess Records (1969)

          Mint unplayed original USA 45

          • – Hallways Of My Mind
          The DellsHallelujah Baby / I Can Sing A Rainbow (1969)Cadet

          Two Rotary Connection-esque.

          Cadet arranged by Charles Stepney.

          Mint Orig USA 45

          • – Hallelujah Baby
          • – I Can Sing A Rainbow
          Rotary ConnectionHey LoveCadet

          BACK IN PRINT - LONG OUT!
          Essential psychedelic soul/rock Rotary Connection album featuring the legendary "I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun", "Love Has Fallen On Me" and more! A Charles Stepney-produced masterpiece! Can't recommend this enough! Ace!

          • – I Am The Blackgold Of The Sun
          Eddie FisherEddie Fisher & The Next One Hundred Years (1970)Cadet

          Tripped out guitar funk, released on Chess, 1970 but recorded in St Louis under the direction of the great Oliver Sain.

          • – jeremiah pucket
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          The DellsI Can't Do EnoughCadet

          Soulful harmonic slow tune

            Bo DiddleyWhere It All Began (1972)Cadet

            Super-rare heavy funk album from Bo

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            Phil UpchurchPhil UpchurchCadet

            Includes the big tune "Black Gold", later made famous by Rotary Connection!

              Rotary ConnectionSongs / Hey LoveCadet

              Essential psychedelic soul/rock! Loads of classic tracks here including Respect, I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun, The Weight, Sunshine Of Your Love, Love Has Fallen On Me and more! Two Charles Stepney-produced masterpieces on one CD: can't recommend this enough! Ace!

              • – Respect
              • – I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun
              • – Love Has Fallen On Me

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                              • 1. The Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Theme De Yoyo
                              • 2. The Har-You Percussion Group – Welcome To The Party
                              • 3. The Pharaohs – Damballa
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