About us

FunkMySoul’s only purpose is to spread Soul, Funk and Rhythm & Blues from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, almost exclusively from the original vinyl.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a collection of the most important artists and albums of these genres, amusical encyclopaedia if you will.

Our Passion

We hope that this passion can unify us all in our utmost respect for the purveyors of the music we love so much. Enjoy it and Bless you all Brothers and Sisters.

LATEST ALBUMS

with reviews

Ronnie Dyson front

The finest album of Ronnie’s career, Philly stalwart Thom Bell’s productions dominate the LP and are the best thing that ever happened to the New York-raised actor/singer. Ronnie’s full-throated, youthful tenor and Bell’s lush arrangements are quite compatible. The...

Oneness Of Juju ‎African Rhythms front

One of the most groundbreaking bands of their time. From early avant-garde jazz work on the Strata East label to their later fusions of Afrobeat, funk and spiritual jazz, Oneness stand as a huge influence for today’s jazz scene....

The Continental IV - 1972 - Dream World front

When mentioning the soul greats from the 60’s and 70’s, rarely do the Continental IV (4)receive mention. My first exposure to their charming harmony and soulful vibe was with a song “I Don’t Have You” (1970). I was immediately...

prince dirty mind front

Neither For You nor Prince was adequate preparation for the full-blown masterpiece of Prince’s third album, Dirty Mind. Recorded in his home studio, with Prince playing nearly every instrument, Dirty Mind is a stunning, audacious amalgam of funk, new...

kashif front

Kashif burst onto the music scene with his Billboard R&B single “I Just Gotta Have You“. His urgent delivery oozes with vibrancy accompanied by a poppin’ rhythm arrangement and some solid change-ups. It peaked at number five after 20...

Jr. Walker and the All Stars Shotgun front

This is likely the best album length project Motown released during the mid 60’s. A time when the label was Hitsville USA and emphasizing single records. The feeling is very much that of a long, steaming, stomping, funky jam...

Kim Tolliver  Come And Get Me I'm Ready front

One of the deepest soul records ever issued by Chess Records – and the album wasn’t even done in Chicago! The album’s the only full effort issued under the name of Kim Tolliver – a singer who’d worked previously...

Melvin Van Peebles What The...You Mean I Can't Sing!

Very tripped out work from Melvin Van Peebles – the multi-talented artist who had a huge influence on African American film in the 70s! Melvin’s working here in a a mode that combines soul, folk, funk, and lots of...

LATEST ALBUMS

without reviews

sylvia front

Perhaps it was the release of “Je t’aime (moi non plus)” in early 1969 that truly launched an era of erotic and sexualmusic. Using the word ‘sexual’, I don’t mean ‘sexy.’ What is sexy is completely in one’s head...

Samuel Jonathan Johnson front

Stellar spiritual soul from Samuel Jonathan Johnson, an artist who only ever cut this one full album (in 1978 for Columbia Records) during his career, an album we’d rank right up there with the best ’70s work by jazzy...

gregory-james-front

Chicago soul on Brunswick from the ‘Gregory James Edition’, formerly known as the ‘Prophets Of Soul’ Massively mellow funk, heavy on the electric keys! The group’s led by the team of keyboardist Gregory Bibb and guitarist James Norris –...

Ray, Goodman Brown front

The “sweet” soul trio of Harry Ray, Al Goodman, and Billy Brown scored several hits for All Platinum/Stang Records in the early ’70s as the Moments before they became Ray, Goodman & Brown in 1978. They moved to Polygram,...

Deborah Washington Any Way You Want It  front

A Philadelphia vocalist who has done better (or at least achieved more recognition) as an actress than a singer, Deborah Washington recorded this LP for Ariola in the late ’70s. It was heavily produced and arranged in prototype disco...

Honey & The Bees love front

Considered as one of the “Holy Grails” of female black soul albums, the scarcity of the album outweighs the less than 29 minutes contents easily. This is kind of like listening to a 60’s girl group artifact (The Supremes...

the-entertainers-1983-front

HMC Rare Private Modern Soul,  Hard-To-Find LP. Wonderfully groovy soul from The Entertainers – a group who’s recording here strongly for the beach music scene in the Carolinas, but who have an appeal that’s much more universal! The tunes...

Penny Goodwin Portrait Of A Gemini front

A legendary bit of jazzy soul recorded by Penny Goodwin, an obscure female singer from Milwaukee. Penny has a warm style that is pretty darn nice on its own, but it’s made even better by the great arranger Richard...

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Unpayed Bill-Ion
(Monday, May 23. 2016 11:40 PM)
Best Site I`ve ever seen. Great Job! Keep on doin` it !!! 😉
CJ
(Thursday, May 26. 2016 09:23 PM)
One of the best Blogs I’ve seen and I’ve seen hundreds! Links that actually work! Thanks for these incredible gems a work of art – respect to you FunkMySoul
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CJ
(Thursday, May 26. 2016 10:17 PM)
Here’s Dramatic Funk Themes Vol 1 if it’s still needed :) https://we.tl/21qiPEJs9Q
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2 Dam Funky
(Friday, May 27. 2016 02:12 PM)
@ CJ, Many thanks but I got all volumes now.
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Hydrogenii
(Sunday, May 29. 2016 05:32 PM)
Thank you so much for all these records!!!

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