Coffee + Bakery

  • 742 Congress Street
  • Portland, Maine 04102
  • (207) 760-4440

Cafe + Roastery

  • 122 Anderson Street
  • Portland, Maine 04101
  • (207) 760-4440

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  • Same Day Pickup
  • Available Wed-Mon
  • 7:45am-10:15am

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The Truth is a Lie - American Soul Music 1955 - 1972


This record was chosen as the January 2019 Good Thing

We feel so lucky to have stumbled upon this record earlier this year. While searching for albums to fill up our new vinyl section at Little Tandem I picked up a copy of this based solely on the cover - a small photo of Nina Simone surrounded by gold foil on a bright forest green backdrop - how could that not be good? After listening to the record a couple of times I reached out to Mississippi Records to see if they had enough stock for us to offer this to all of you fine subscribers. Turned out they had the exact amount we needed. We cleaned them out! Since then we've gotten many emails from people saying, "Soooo, I heard you got the last copies of The Truth is a any extras?" Just know that you are holding a very deservingly coveted record in your hand. We're so happy to start off our 2019 coffee and record adventure in this fashion. Enjoy! -Will Pratt


A1 Ural Thomas - Pain Is The Name Of Your Game
A2 Aaron Neville - Let's Live
A3 Ernie K. Doe - Reaping What I Sow
A4 Wallace Brothers - Thin Line Between Love And Hate
A5 Irma Thomas - Ruler Of My Heart
A6 The Invincibles - Heart Full Of Love
B1 Raw Spitt - Songs To Sing
B2 Willie West - The Greatest Love
B3 Marvin L. Sims - Danger
B4 Betty Green - He's Down On Me
B5 Pearl Woods And The Gems - Think Of Poor Me
B6 Earl Connelly B. - I Feel A Little Lonely
C1 Reuben Bell - Too Late
C2 Jerry Butler - I'm A Telling You
C3 Barbara West - Anyone But You
C4 Eddie Floyd - I've Just Been Feeling Bad
C5 Howard Tate - I Learned It All The Hard Way
C6 Bettye Swann - Don't Look Back (Demo)
D1 Mickey Murray - Lonely Room
D2 Clay Hammond - I'll Make It Up To You
D3 Doris Allen - A Shell Of A Woman
D4 James Carr - I Don't Want To Hurt Anymore
D5 Jimmy Holiday - The Turning Point
D6 Nina Simone - Stars