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Earth, Wind & Fire – 1973 – Head to the Sky

A tremendously beautiful album – and a righteous anthem of power and growth that seems to open itself up to us more and more over the years! Earth Wind & Fire are at their height here – mixing together soul and funk with a set…

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Bill Withers – 1973 – Bill Withers Live At Carnegie Hall

Sometimes, no matter how great a songwriter or performer an act is, things just never work out in the studio, and it takes a live album to truly reveal their greatness and go on to become their trademark release. Now let’s get one thing straight, Bill…

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Ann Peebles ‎- 1969 – This Is Ann Peebles

A diminutive singer with a powerful voice and an even stronger attitude, Ann Peebles was one of the artists who defined Willie Mitchell’s legendary Memphis soul label Hi Records, along with Al Green and O.V. Wright. Easily the best female singer in the Hi stable, Peebles…

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Bob & Gene – 1967-71 – If This World Were Mine…

This Sweet Soul album is a culmination of singles and unreleased tracks recorded between 1967 -1971 on the long defunct, Buffalo NY label, MoDo. Thanks to the help of Daptone Family member Dave Griffiths, we were lucky enough to be the first to compile these…

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Gloria Gaynor – 1975 – Never Can Say Goodbye

The start of a very successful run for Gloria Gaynor – a seminal bit of crossover 70s soul – one that perfectly linked the dancefloor with the airwaves, and managed to take on more than a few living rooms as well! Gloria’s not entirely in…

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Roy Ayers – 1976 – Everybody Loves the Sunshine

Superfly kickass record that starts off with the dynamite disco groove of ‘Hey Uh What you say come on‘ and that’s it I’m sold…I’ve seen the f**kin light at that point and from that moment forward every track is a total joy. All that deep,…

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The Northern Soul Top 500 Songs

This May celebrating the 10th year anniversary of FunkMySoul, we offer you : The Northern Soul Top 500 songs from the book written by Kev Roberts, published by Goldmine/Soul Supply Ltd in 2000. “Born in the ultra-cool Mod clubs of the late-sixties with names like The Blue Orchid, King…

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Shirley Nanette ‎- 1973 – Never Coming Back

In the early seventies, Hank Swarn and Shirley Nanette collaborated on a project called ”Never Coming Back”. Swarn had been on the road for five years, lending his guitar-backing talent to Earl Grant and his band. While on tour, he wrote some tunes that were…

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Terence Trent D’arby – 1987 – Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D’arby

One of the greatest records of the 80’s, an album that did so much for me, offered so much to me, an album that I still play, that still sounds great. It mixed soul and funk with the pop sound of the day. It offered up…

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The Supremes – 1964 – Where Did Our Love Go

Ladies & Gentlemen: The Supremes have arrived! A transitional album, as this combines some of their earlier minor hits like ‘Run, Run, Run‘ and ‘A Breath Taking Guy‘, alongside their Top 40 breakthrough ‘When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes‘ and their trio of…

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Chic – ‎1978 – C’est Chic

A bright, shining example of what mass-produced, intelligent dance music should be. This is one of the top 5 disco albums and a pinnacle from the best band since the big band era. It exploded with confidence and talent to spare onto an unsuspecting audience…

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The Controllers – 1979 – Next In Line

The Controllers made some bad bad slow jams. In fact when I start a Slow Jam Hall Of Fame they’ll be in it. They sing from the heart, emotive, deep soul. I remember when I bought their first album back in 77, Somebody’s Gotta Win…

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The Meters – 1970 – Struttin’

The Meters are struttin plenty here – stepping out with those hard, tight New Orleans grooves that practically changed the way funk sounded in the 60s! The album’s one of their classic trio for Josie Records – all of which are sublime – and like the others, it’s got…

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Gil Scott-Heron – 1971 – Pieces Of A Man

Our favorite ever album from Gil Scott-Heron, a set that we’d easily rank as one of our favorite soul records of the 70s! The mix of modes is mind blowing right from the start – as Gil’s poetry comes into play with his growing talents…

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Melvin Van Peebles – 1971 – Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

One of the most fantastic soundtracks of the 70s – and maybe even of all time – thanks to a non-stop blast of insane styles and grooves – all quite different than other blaxploitation records of the time! For this, his masterpiece film, Melvin Van…

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Clarence Carter – 1968 – This Is Clarence Carter

A seminal debut from the great Clarence Carter – proof that there was still a lot of genius to be heard in southern soul at the time! The 60s were just about over when Clarence appeared on the recording scene – and it seemed that…

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Turner Bros. ‎- 1974 – Act 1

Original INSANELY RARE private Indiana LP by Turner Bros. on the MB label. Amazing soul/funk LP Check prices here  Incredible & ultra rare funk 70′ LP. Including top dance dj cut “Cause I Love You“. The Turner Brother’s ‎ Act 1, originally released on their own label…

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Skip Mahoaney And The Casuals – 1974 – Your Funny Moods

Heavenly harmony soul! Skip Mahoaney And The Casuals were one of the best vocal groups working in the independent soul market in the 70’s, and although they had a few small chart hits, most of their work on vinyl is always pretty darn hard to…

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R.B. Greaves – 1969 – R.B. Greaves

The amazing debut of R.B. Greaves – a soul singer with a difference! RB struck big with this album on late 60s Atlantic Records – yet despite production at Muscle Shoals, and arrangements from Arif Mardin, the sound here is quite different than most of…

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Lonnie Liston Smith – 1975 – Expansions

Whether it be a hard-edged slice of funk or subtle jazz infused keys this record has everything. I have been repeatedly blown away by this since getting hold of it. “Expansions,” with it’s bouncing bassline and searing keys is immediately infectious. Donald Smith has a…

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