10-04-2020

The Power of Soul

Bill Withers, Ben E King, Idris Muhammad. Terry Callier, Donny Hathaway, The Meters, Earth, Wind & Fire, Commodores, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Baby Huey, Bar-Kays, Booker T. & the M.G.,  Grover Washington Jr. 

"It's time to grab your sweetheart by the hand and put on your dancing shoes”. These are our picks of some of the greatest soul musicians of the broad and deep MOV catalog, for more hidden Soul gems check this link.

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GROVER WASHINGTON JR. - WINELIGHT

Winelight (1980) is a Grammy Award winning album by revered Jazz musician Grover Washington Jr. It received the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance in 1982. The album also includes the Grammy Award winning hit "Just the Two of Us" sung by Bill Withers.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
BILL WITHERS - STILL BILL
Still Bill boasts the classic Bill Withers sound: warm and easily accessible, with a depth and complexity that reveals itself over numerous plays.This high level of songwriting is sustained throughout the record, making this probably his best record ever.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefoldsleeve
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NINA SIMONE - TO LOVE SOMEBODY

Nina Simone ably picked a variety of compositional classics from the new Rock era for her 1969 LP To Love Somebody. Opening with a beautiful, introspective version of Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne," Simone shows an obvious affinity for social statements with the Byrds' "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)" and a trio of Dylan standards: "I Shall Be Released," "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues," plus a dramatic, meditative "The Times They Are A-Changin'."

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • 1969 album featuring "Suzanne", "Turn! Turn! Turn!” & "Revolution (Part 1 & 2)"
  • Limited 50th-anniversary edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on purple & black marbled vinyl
Aretha Franklin - The Electrifying Aretha - A Bit Of Soul
In order to celebrate Aretha Franklin's 50th anniversary in Pop music, we present a double album plus a bonus 10" with some of her best recordings for Columbia Records. The remarkable recordings in this deluxe package make a convincing case that Aretha Franklin was already royalty by the time she made her first album for Columbia Records as an 18-year-old gospel singer brimming with hope, possibility and a glimpse of glory.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Deluxe 6mm slipcase incl. 2LPs plus 1 bonus 10" + inserts
  • The Electrifying : Remastered audio
  • A Bit Of Soul: Previously unreleased album, orig. recorded in 1965
EARTH WIND & FIRE - ALL 'N ALL

All 'N All is the eighth and most well-known studio album by the American band Earth, Wind & Fire. The album features hit singles such as "Fantasy" and "Serpentine Fire".                   

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Grammy award winning 1977 album feat. "Fantasy" "Jupiter" & "Serpentine Fire"
  • Contains a poster + insert
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IDRIS MUHAMMAD - POWER OF SOUL

Idris Muhammad was an American jazz drummer who recorded extensively with many musicians, including Bob James, Pharoah Sanders, John Scofield, George Benson, Lonnie Smith and Tete Montoliu. Power of Soul is his best known album and is one of the reasons that Idris Muhammad is regarded as the drumming king of groove.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Remastered audio
  • Arranged and Conducted by Bob James
  • Featuring Grover Washington, Jr., Bob James, Ralph MacDonald and many more
  • Limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on translucent yellow coloured vinyl
THE METERS - THE METERS
The Meters is the debut studio album by the band of the same name. It's an essential album in the funk scene and one that contains a lot of energy and soul.         
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
BEN E. KING - WHAT IS SOUL?

Ben E King's album What Is Soul? was the product of two years' work. While the focus of the music audience changed during the second part of the '60s, he recorded another soulful and recognizable album.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Mono recording
At The Movies
DONNY HATHAWAY - COME BACK CHARLESTON BLUE (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK)
The American jazz, soul and blues artist Donny Hathaway recorded the music to the movie Come Back, Charleston Blue back in 1972. The film, which was shot in Harlem, is perfectly fine in the hands of Hathaway.                             
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • PVC protective sleeve
  • Music composed and conducted by Donny Hathaway
  • Supervised by Quincy Jones
TERRY CALLIER - WHAT COLOR IS LOVE

Terry Callier's What Color Is Love (1973) is an essential Soul Jazz album that should belong in anyone's record collection. This record was produced by Charles Stepney, whose work with Cadet / Chess records, Rotary Connection and Earth, Wind & Fire earned him popular acclaim. Filled with Funk, Rock, Folk, Jazz, and even Classical influences, vocalist Callier can be heard on this album to the most intriguing heights.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
BAR-KAYS - SOUL FINGER

Soul Finger is the debut album of the Bar-Kays, recorded by Tom Dowd and Chris Huston. The instrumental band was tutored by Al Jackson, Jr. and the other members of Booker T. & the M.G.'s, which shows in the tightness of the rhythm section.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
BABY HUEY - THE LIVING LEGEND

Legendary Soul singer Baby Huey was graced with a stunning, fierce voice on par with Otis Redding and Howard Tate, wailing and howling one moment and oddly tender and sentimental the next. The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend is his only album, released in 1971 postmortem by his manager Marv Heinman and Curtis Mayfield (who also has writing credits for "Mighty, Mighty", "Running" and "Hard Times").

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
COMMODORES - COLLECTED

The American funk/soul band Commodores peaked in the late 1970s through the mid-1980s with some wonderful hit classics, like "Just to Be Close to You", "Easy", "Three Times a Lady", "Still" and "Lady (You Bring Me Up)". Our exclusive Commodores Collected release contains all these classics, supplemented with fan favourites and other tracks from their impressive oeuvre.                                 

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • PVC Protective sleeve
  • Includes liner notes
  • Career spanning selection featuring the international hits "Brickhouse", "Just To Be Close To You", "Easy", "Three Times A Lady", "Still", "Lady (You Bring Me Up)", "Nightshift" and many more songs

10-04-2020