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Are there any box bargains currently available?

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(Edit to add) And the Philadelphia International 20-CD set for the same price.

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Depending on where you order from, aDE's 35€ might be the better offer:

http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00IOQSW7A/

I've eyed this, but I really know sh*t about the music it contains ... would it be of interest to someone (uhm, me) who prefers soul the raw southern (Stax) way?

NO............

It is great stuff, but it is the antithesis of raw & southern.

Agree, and it's not Motown either. Really its own thing and if I didn't have much of this, I would jump on it.

This is the ultimate Philly International cut to me. Give a listen, and if this style sufficiently appeals to you, go get the boxes. They are great music at a great price.

Not to hijack the thread :rolleyes: but this is an awesome Philly Intl compilation that I have given as a gift several times. Of course it contains the above track :)

http://www.amazon.com/Phillys-Super-Soul-Hits/dp/B0012GN17A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420048209&sr=8-1&keywords=philly+soul

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Not to hijack the thread :rolleyes: but if you want to get deep into the disco groove, this is another great compilation:

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Not to hijack the thread :rolleyes: but if you want to get deep into the disco groove, this is another great compilation:

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I have that one on order, look forward to hearing it!

Not to hijack the thread :w but this is the foundation to have for Philly International, then fill in according to taste.

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Tracklisting for Philadelphia International: 40th Anniversary Box Set (10CD)

CD 1

1. Zach's Fanfare - M.F.S.B. (Original Album Version 1.00)

2. K-Jee - M.F.S.B. (Original Album Version 4.09)

3. T.S.O.P. (The Sound Of Philadelphia) - M.F.S.B. feat The Three Degrees (Original Single Version 3:35)

4. Message In The Music - The O'Jays (Original Single Version 3.22)

5. Sexy - M.F.S.B. (Original Single Version 3:17)

6. Let's Groove - Archie Bell & The Drells (Original Single Version 3.06)

7. Backstabbers - The O'Jays (Original Single Version 2:59)

8. The Love I Lost - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (Original Single Version 3.35)

9. When Will I See You Again - The Three Degrees (Original Single Version 2:54)

10. I Love Music - The O'Jays (Original Album Version 6:43)

11. I'll Always Love My Mama - The Intruders (Original Single Version 3.14)

12. Year Of Decision - The Three Degrees (Original Single Version 2:34)

13. The Soul City Walk - Archie Bell & The Drells (Original Single Version 3.13)

14. Bad Luck - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (Original Album Version 6.29)

15. Do It Any Way You Wanna - People's Choice (Original Single Version 3:11)

16. Philly Jump - Instant Funk (Original Album Version 5.01)

17. Take Good Care Of Yourself - The Three Degrees (Original Single Version 3.17)

18. Love Is The Message - M.F.S.B. (Original Album Version 6.22)

19. Show You The Way To Go - The Jacksons (Original Single Version 3.22)

20. Darlin' Darlin' Baby - The O'Jays (Original Album Version 4:17)

CD 2

1. Win Place or Show (She's A Winner) - The Intruders (Original Single Version 2.20)

2. 992 Arguments - The O'Jays (Original Single Version 2.20)

3. Dirty Ol' Man - The Three Degrees (Original Single Version 3.10)

4. Satisfaction Guaranteed Or Take Your Love Back - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (Original Single Version 3.20)

5. Love Train - The O'Jays (Original Album Version 6.04)

6. Get Down With The Philly Sound - M.F.S.B. (Original Album Version 4.31)

7. Jam Jam Jam (All Night Long) - People's Choice (Original Album Version 3.32)

8. A Nice Girl Like You - The Intruders (Original Album Version 3.30)

9. If You Don't Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (Original Single Version 3:17)

10. Me & Mrs Jones - Billy Paul (Original Single Version 4.37)

11. Wake Up Everybody - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (Original Single Version 3.39)

12. For The Love Of Money - The O'Jays (Original Single Version 3:45)

13. Don't Leave Me This Way - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (Original Album Version 6.08)

14. Livin' For The Weekend - The O'Jays (Original Single Version 2.50)

15. You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine - Lou Rawls (Original Album Version 4:28)

CD 3

1. You're The Reason Why - The Ebonys (Original Single Version 3.04)

2. Days Go By - Bobby Bennett (Original Single Version 2.32)

3. New York City's A Lonely Town - Dick Jenson (Original Album Version 3.11)

4. Stop And Think - The Trammps (Original Single Version 3.02)

5. One Day Of Peace - Love Committee (Original Single Version 2.49)

6. The Devil Made Me Do It - Robert Upchurch (Original Single Version 3.23)

7. Who In The World - The Ethics (Original Single Version 4.02)

8. Love Don't Rub Off - Johnny Williams (Original Single Version 3:13)

9. Don't Be So Mean - Talk Of The Town (Feat John & Gene) (Original Single Version 2:49)

10. Just Got To Be More Careful - Carolyn Crawford (Original Single Version 3:23)

11. Do You Like The Way I Love You - The Ebonys (Original Single Version 3:06)

12. Never Let You Get Away From Me - Anthony White Extended Single Version 4.36)

13. I'm A Changed Person - Kaleidoscope (Original Single Version 3.13)

14. If You Move, You Lose - Carolyn Crawford (Original Single Version 2.51)

15. We're Not Getting Any Younger - Kaleidoscope (Original Single Version 3.00)

16. On The Ladder Up To Love - Derek & Cyndi (Original Single Version 3.48)

17. Good & Plenty - Carolyn Crawford (Original Album Version 2:35)

18. You Bring Out The Best In Me - Derek & Cyndi (Original Single Version 4:35)

19. Another World - Elliot Hoffman (Original Single Version 3:09)

20. It's Forever - The Ebonys (Original Single Version 4:27)

21. To Be Happy Is The Real Thing - The Intruders (Original Album Version 3:28)

22. What It Takes - The Soul Survivors (Original Album Version 3:28)

23. Love Is Real - City Limits (Original Album Version 3:28)

CD 4

1. Where Are All My Friends - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (Original Single Version 3:15)

2. Free Love - Jean Carn (Original Album Version 4:11)

3. Let Life Flow - The O'Jays (Original Album Version 4:31)

4. It's Hard Not To Like You - Archie Bell & The Drells (Original Album Version 4:02)

5. Everyone's A Star - The Intruders (Original Album Version 5:33)

6. Summertime And I'm Feeling Mellow - M.F.S.B. (Original Album Version 4.00)

7. Hey Baby 2:48 - Anthony White (Original Single Version)

8. Your Love Is Good - Bunny Sigler (Original Album Version 2:53)

9. The Whole Town's Talking - Billy Paul (Original Album Version 4:48)

10. So Glad I'm The One - Instant Funk (Original Album Version 3:19)

11. If You Wanna Go Back - Jean Carn (Original Album Version 3:24)

12. People Power - Billy Paul (Original Album Version 4:19)

13. Keep On Lovin' You - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (Original Album Version 3:42)

14. Yes You Need Love - Anthony White (Original Album Version 3:36)

15. Nobody Could Take Your Place - Dee Dee Sharp Gamble (Original Album Version 5:01)

16. Party Time Man - The Futures (Original Album Version 5:13)

17. Keep Smilin' - Bunny Sigler (Original Album Version 5:56)

18. It Ain't Reggae (But It's Funky) - Instant Funk (Original Album Version 3:38)

CD 5

1. The Whole Town's Laughing At Me - Teddy Pendergrass (Original Album Version 4:18)

2. Let's Make A Baby - Billy Paul (Original Album Version 3:39)

3. Now That We Found Love - The O'Jays (Original Album Version 4:30)

4. Blues Away - The Jacksons (Original Album Version 3:13)

5. I Believe In Love - Dee Dee Sharp Gamble (Original Album Version 4.00)

6. Easy, Easy, Got To Take It Easy - Teddy Pendergrass (Original Album Version 4.56)

7. I'm In Love Once Again - Jean Carn (Original Album Version 5.54)

8. Use To Be My Girl - The O'Jays (Original Single Version 3.55)

9. Strength Of One Man - The Jacksons (Original Album Version 3:57)

10. See You When I Git There - Lou Rawls (Original Album Version 4.29)

11. I Bet She Won't Love You Like I Do - Jean Carn (Original Album Version 3:18)

12. Come On And Dance Dance Dance - Bunny Sigler (Original Album Version 5.23)

13. This Feeling Is Killing Me - The Jones Girls (Extended Single Version ???)

14. Let `Em In - Billy Paul (Original Single Version 3.25)

15. Picture Us - Bunny Sigler (Original Album Version 2.34)

16. Life Goes On - The Jones Girls (Original Album Version 4:31)

17. Lady Love - Lou Rawls (Original Album Version 4:03)

18. Where Will You Go When The Party's Over? - Archie Bell & The Drells (Original Album Version 4:07)

CD 6

1. The More I Get, The More I Want - Teddy Pendergrass (Original Album Version 4.28)

2. Stop And Think It Over - Anthony White (Original Album Version 4.24)

3. Living Together - The Jacksons (Original Album Version 4.27)

4. (No, No) You Can't Come Back Now - Jean Carn (Original Album Version 2.29)

5. You Can't Hide From Yourself - Teddy Pendergrass (Original Album Version 4.08)

6. (I'm Just Thinking About) Cooling Out - Jerry Butler (Original Single Version 3.35)

7. Only The Strong Survive - Billy Paul (Original Single Version 3:29)

8. Use Ta Be My Guy - M.F.S.B. (Original Album Version 3.32)

9. I Don't Love You Anymore - Teddy Pendergrass (Original Album Version 4.00)

10. To Prove I Love You - The O'Jays (Original Album Version 4.12)

11. Things Are Gonna Get Better - Bunny Sigler (Original Album Version 2.58)

12. Not The Staying Kind - Lou Rawls (Original Album Version 3.54)

13. Holdin' On - Dexter Wansel (Original Album Version 4.54)

14. Don't Let Love Get You Down - Archie Bell & The Drells (Original Album Version 4.21)

15. Let's Clean Up The Ghetto - The Philadelphia All Stars (Original Album Version 4.46)

16. You're Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else - The Jones Girls (Original Album Version 4.34)

17. What's The Matter With The World? - Lou Rawls (Original Album Version 5.58)

18. When Somebody Loves You Back - Teddy Pendergrass (Original Album Version 4.59)

CD7

1. Life On Mars - Dexter Wansel (Original Album Version 5.53)

2. Sonceré (The Infinite Hour Glass) - Michael Pedicin Jr. (Original Album Version 6.26)

3. Tight Money - Leon Huff (Original Album Version 4.38)

4. Compared To What - Billy Paul (Original Album Version 5.21)

5. For The Love of Money - Thad Jones & Mel Lewis (Original Album Version 4.09)

6. Something For Nothing - M.F.S.B. (Original Album Version 3.00)

7. Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be) - Patti LaBelle (Original Album Version 4.09)

8. Manhattan Skyline - M.F.S.B. (Original Album Version 4.49)

9. In Good Faith - Norman Harris (Original Album Version 5.15)

10. Reality - Monk Montgomery (Original Album Version 5.32)

11. Forever With You - Phyllis Hyman (Original Album Version 4.20)

12. My Favourite Person - The O'Jays (Original Album Version 4.17)

13. I Ain't Jivin', I'm Jammin' - Leon Huff (Original Album Version 5.57)

14. Intro-Love Don't Come Easy - Jean Carn (Original Album Version 5.09)

15. Mysteries of the World - M.F.S.B. (Original Album Version 5.31)

16. Theme from The Planets - Dexter Wansel (Original Album Version 4.53)

17. Malorie - Billy Paul (Original Album Version 3.40)

18. Set A Little Trap - Phyllis Hyman (Original Album Version 4.20)

CD 8

1. Come Go With Me - Teddy Pendergrass (Original Album Version 5.51)

2. Don't Let It Go To Your Head - Jean Carn (Original Album Version 4.53)

3. Mine All Mine - The Stylistics (Original Album Version 4.53)

4. I'm In Love Again - Patti LaBelle (Original Album Version 5.41)

5. Brandy - The O'Jays (Original Album Version 4.06)

6. The Sweetest Pain - Dexter Wansel (Original Album Version 5.45)

7. Ain't No Time Fa Nothing - The Futures (Original Album Version 5.31)

8. When I'm Gone - The Jones Girls (Original Album Version 4.53)

9. Turn Off The Lights - Teddy Pendergrass (Original Album Version 5.58)

10. I Can't Stop (Turning You On) - Silk (Original Album Version 4.00)

11. Sooner Or Later - Billy Paul (Original Album Version 5.36)

12. I've Been Pushed Aside - McFadden & Whitehead (Original Album Version 5.14)

13. We Got Some Catchin' Up To Do - Jean Carn (Original Album Version 5.04)

14. Maybe It's Love This Time - The Stylistics (Original Album Version 4.11

15. Who Can I Run To (Ext Mix) - The Jones Girls (Original 12" Extended Mix 4.56)

16. Close The Door - Teddy Pendergrass (Original Album Version 3.37)

17. Children Of The Night - The Jones Girls (Original Album Version 5.13)

18. (You're The One) Someone Special - The Futures (Original Album Version 4.17)

CD 9

1. Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead (Original Album Version 6.07)

2. Was That All It Was - Jean Carn (Original 12" Mix 6.29)

3. Bring The Family Back - Billy Paul (Original Album Version 5:02)

4. Nights Over Egypt - The Jones Girls (Original Album Version 4.43)

5. Only You - Teddy Pendergrass (Original Album Version 3:35)

6. Put Our Heads Together - The O'Jays (Original Album Version 5:43)

7. Keep It Comin' - The Jones Girls (Original Album Version 4:52)

8. I Heard It In A Love Song - McFadden & Whitehead (Original Album Version 5:15)

9. The Spirit's In It - Patti LaBelle (Original Album Version 5:52)

10. Strut Your Funky Stuff - Frantique (Original Single Version 3:00)

11. What's Your Name - The Stylistics (Original Album Version 4:55)

12. Dance Turned Into Romance - The Jones Girls (Original Album Version 4:31)

13. Strategy - Archie Bell & The Drells (Original Album Version 6:58)

14. I Love You Anyway - Dee Dee Sharp Gamble (Original Album Version 4:32)

15. Love T.K.O. - Teddy Pendergrass (Original Album Version 4:59)

16. Bet Your Lucky Star - Jean Carn (Original Album Version 4:53)

17. Let Me Be Good To You - Lou Rawls (Original Album Version 5:29)

CD 10

1. Love You Direct - The O'Jays (Original Album Version 3:57)

2. Ain't You Had Enough Love - Phyllis Hyman (Original Album Version 4:17)

3. Somebody's Gotta Move - The Dells (Original Album Version 5:09)

4. Do You Get Enough Love - Shirley Jones (Original Album Version 4:39)

5. First Time Together - Phyllis Hyman (Original Album Version 4:07)

6. I Can't Forget You - Patti LaBelle (Original Album Version 4:33)

7. Hurry Up This Way Again - The Stylistics (Original Album Version 5:56)

8. Easy Money - Dee Dee Sharp Gamble (Original Album Version 4:06)

9. Summer Fling - The O'Jays (Original Album Version 4:53)

10. This Too Shall Pass - Phyllis Hyman (Original Album Version 5:29)

11. Baby Don't Go Away Mad - The Dells (Original Album Version 4:41)

12. She Knew About Me - Shirley Jones (Original Album Version 4:35)

13. If Only You Knew - Patti LaBelle (Original Album Version 4:44)

14. Extraordinary Girl - The O'Jays (Original Single Version 3:36)

15. Heaven Only Knows - Teddy Pendergrass - (Original Album Version 4:13)

16. Baby Don't Go, Yet - The Jones Girls - (Original Single Version 5:23)

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A "new" release: Roots and Blues 20 CD boxed set is £42.01 at Amazon UK.

I recall this series when it was originally released but wasn't ready to explore blues at the time. Did anyone here collect the original releases? Would you recommend this box? is the sound Cedared to death? The artists certainly sound good and it is a legit release.

Thanks in advance!

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Those that I have are great music discs and sound decent, not Cedared "to death" imo.

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For non-UK residents, you can find this box for 40 Euros in the German version of Amazon.

In the not a bargain yet and little is known about the actual contents, this could be interesting

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Odyssey-Northern-Soul-Capsule/dp/B00JYDGJHM/ref=pd_sim_sbs_m_h__39?ie=UTF8&refRID=0GJMF2YANHSXJJ9V0AQ0

What seems a partial track list can be found here

http://www.juno.co.uk/products/the-odyssey-a-northern-soul-time/558665-01/

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Louis Jordan - 5 CDs - $24.99

http://www.amazon.com/Louis-Jordan-His-Tympany-Five/dp/B00005KFUG/ref=sr_1_12?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1421036476&sr=1-12&keywords=bargain+jazz+box+sets

This is on the JSP label. Does that make it a European PD? The reviews say the sound is excellent. 26 out of 30 give it five stars.

*****

Concord Records 30th Anniversary - 6 CDs - $34.99

http://www.amazon.com/Concord-Records-30th-Anniversary-Box/dp/B00009RDH2/ref=sr_1_35?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1421036750&sr=1-35&keywords=bargain+jazz+box+sets

*****

Dizzy, Chick, etc. - Village Vanguard Live Sessions - 3 CDs - $12.97 + $3.99

http://www.amazon.com/Village-Vanguard-Live-Sessions-Various/dp/B000001W43/ref=sr_1_71?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1421037023&sr=1-71&keywords=bargain+jazz+box+sets

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JSP was one of the well-thought-of PD labels until a certain legal issue with Mosaic.

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JSP was one of the well-thought-of PD labels until a certain legal issue with Mosaic.

Pretty sure JSP ripped that Louis Jordan set off from the (outstanding) Bear Family box set.

gregmo

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Thanks, guys! What was the deal with Mosaic?

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Discussed in 2004 and see Scott Wenzel's Amazon review here.

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IIRC, things only got bad for JSP when Bear Family sued for their ripping of the Carter Family set. More, here.

Edit to add that some of their sets seem to have been legit (in the EU), like the ones remastered by JRT Davies (and Ted Kendall?). And in case you are in (or passing through) London should note that Fopp in Cambridge Circus is known to have offered them for £9 or even £6 each.

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Yes, there were the highly regarded JRT Davies & Ted Kendall years then it all went pear-shaped. I was never impressed with the haphazard annotation even in the so-called golden days, though. But then I am unusually fussy.

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A "new" release: Roots and Blues 20 CD boxed set is £42.01 at Amazon UK.

I recall this series when it was originally released but wasn't ready to explore blues at the time. Did anyone here collect the original releases? Would you recommend this box? is the sound Cedared to death? The artists certainly sound good and it is a legit release.

Thanks in advance!

Got it from Amazon.de. CDs come in individual sleeves, plus a thin booklet with no discographical info, only publishing credits and a few introductory paragraphs about each disk.

Then again, the price is what it is.

F

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Not even composer credits?

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Not even composer credits?

Sorry, yes, I meant it includes composer and publisher credits, but neither dates of recording, nor personnel.

F

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Not even composer credits?

Sorry, yes, I meant it includes composer and publisher credits, but neither dates of recording, nor personnel.

F

I suppose that's something. Still pretty sloppy though.

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Not even composer credits?

Sorry, yes, I meant it includes composer and publisher credits, but neither dates of recording, nor personnel.

F

I suppose that's something. Still pretty sloppy though.

Strange, since all that information was on the original releases.....

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The Roots N Blues set is now £30.73 at Amazon.

I'm still on the fence. Anyone care to push me off?

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The Roots N Blues set is now £30.73 at Amazon.

I'm still on the fence. Anyone care to push me off?

The little I've listened to and the fact that they've not bothered to include discographical info leads me to think that this are early-90s masters, for whatever that may be worth. Except the four Retrospective and two White Country Blues CDs, the rest average 20 tracks per disk, which should be under 60 minutes of music. Messed up with love carries 16 tracks.

Other than that, it's great music, but not having the discographical info is a drag (although some is available on Wikipedia and discogs.com).

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A "new" release: Roots and Blues 20 CD boxed set is £42.01 at Amazon UK.

I recall this series when it was originally released but wasn't ready to explore blues at the time. Did anyone here collect the original releases? Would you recommend this box? is the sound Cedared to death? The artists certainly sound good and it is a legit release.

Thanks in advance!

I'll have to disagree with Lon about the sound - though just a matter of opinion. To my ears, the sound on these was messed with enough that I've sought out other recordings where I can. The sound isn't terrible, but it's deadened enough to make these recordings unsatisfactory to my ears.

Still, for the amount of music at that price, it's worthwhile if you're not too particular.

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Thanks both of you. I'm clueless about blues TBH. Would I be right in thinking the music itself is significant?

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