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Leon Ware Musical Massage front

Amazing stuff! Arguably Leon Ware’s greatest record – and one of the greatest Motown records of the 70’s! The record is a beautiful set of interwoven mellow soul tracks, recorded right on the heels of Marvin Gaye‘s I Want...

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Graham Central Station followed up its debut album rather swiftly with ‘Release Yourself’. But in contrast to the looseness and somewhat ‘laissez-faire’ attitude of that self-titled first LP, this sophomore effort is much more polished and ecclectic. Patryce ‘Choc’let’...

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Review and Tribute by Red Kelly Here’s the truly sublime Tommy Tate. Known in Soul circles for years as something like ‘The Greatest Singer You’ve Never Heard’, or ‘America’s Best Kept Secret’, I figured it was time to check...

Leon Thomas Full Circle front

For Leon Thomas, Full Circle represented the end of an era. It was the last album Leon Thomas released on Flying Dutchman Productions, and marked the end of his “classic period.” It had started four years earlier in 1969,...

The Gap Band ‎– Magicians Holiday front

The Gap Band were originally known as the Greenwood, Archer and Pine Street Band in the late Sixties.The group hail from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and later changed their name to The Gap Band in 1973. Charlie, Ronnie (the oldest) and...

Soul Children front

After having lost Sam & Dave – whose career never recovered after the ties with Stax Records were severed – Isaac Hayes and David Porter decided to recpature the highly soulful formula, this time opting not for a duo,...

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The debut solo album from Luther Vandross featured one outstanding song after another. Vandross concocts a bouncy, vibrant flow on his up-tempo numbers and an intimate, emotional connection on his moderate grooves and his lone ballad. The title track stormed...

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A wonderful late 70s comeback for Eddie Holman – best known to folks for his earlier sweet soul work, but sounding equally great here on a set of club-heavy tracks! Although Eddie’s falsetto soul might have seemed like a...

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The Heat Is On still brings the funk and soul even after all these years, showing that the old school sounds of yesteryear has and will continue to endure as long as there are people left who appreciate good...

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Wow, this record is a tour de force of Brazilian flavored R&B/soul/funk. A €400 record at the market right now. Check out prices here and the whole story of this masterpiece here and here. This is an excellent introduction to one...

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The one and only album we’ve ever seen from The 13th Floor – a hip little combo from St Louis, produced here by Oliver Sain in a great blend of jazz, soul, and funk! There’s a depth here that...

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A killer debut from Rasputin Stash, a funky group who work with all the long-haired inspiration you’d expect from their name! The groove is a mix of guitars and tight horns – undercut by the kind of heavy basslines...

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Someday at Christmas is a Christmas album by Stevie Wonder, released on November 27, 1967 under Motown Records. It was his eighth studio album release. It would also be re-released in 1978 with different cover art and different catalog...

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~ The Temptations recorded two albums of Christmas songs for Motown’s Gordy Records: “Christmas Card” in 1970 and “Give Love at Christmas” in 1980. In total 19 tracks were recorded: 10 for the first album and 9 for the...

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Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell You're All I Need front

Review by RDTEN1 Give it to Motown management to recognize a good marketing opportunity; hence the decision to release of a second collection featuring Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.  Of course there was simply no questioning the heat the...

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Vibes Of Truth is a masterpiece that covers all the bases: from soul through funk to jazz. It’s been sought-after by collectors for the three club friendly tunes within its grooves: Backed Up Against The Wall, Concrete Jungle and...

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The Jackie Wilson style soars into the 70s – in a mode that’s definitely different than Wilson’s Brunswick work of a decade before – but which also show’s a really bold evolution in style! Jackie’s in the higher end...

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A masterpiece of smooth jazzy funk – and super-hip session headed up by the young keyboardist Bernard Wright! Wright’s working here with an insider crowd of jazz funk players that includes Bobby Broom, Dave Grusin, Marcus Miller, and Don...

Fred Hughes Baby Boy front

A soaring full length debut from Fred Hughes, a singer who cut some key singles for Brunswick Records in the late 60s, and more than lives up to their strength here on an album! The set’s got some very...

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