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Marsha Hunt – 1971 – Woman Child

Review by Mat Schofield By her own admission, Marsha Hunt was maybe not the most technically accomplished of the many female vocalists to make their mark in the 1960’s and on occasion she seemed to overcompensate for inappropriate material by singing in the style of…

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Prime Time – 1984 – Flying High

Rip and Research by Mr.Moo  Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Sweet keyboards and loads of wonderful 80s grooves – a great little set that perfectly balances jazzy riffing, funky rhythms, and warm soulful vocals! The cover’s a bit slick, but there’s a lot more depth here…

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King Errisson – The Magic Man 1976 + L.A. Bound 1977

 The Bahamian percussionist’s two sought-after albums recorded for the Westbound label. “The Magic Man” was released in 1976. “LA Bound” came out in the following year. Produced by Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore, this is serious percussive magic, full of great proto-disco grooves with plenty…

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Syl Johnson – 1968 – Dresses Too Short

 The funkiest album that Syl Johnson ever recorded – filled with short, tight cuts that play more like a stack of funky 45s than the standard soul album of the time! The record draws from the great run of singles that Syl cut for Twinight Records at the end of…

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Bettye Crutcher – 1974 – Long As You Love Me

An overlooked gem on Stax Records – one of the only records ever cut by Bettye Crutcher – also a songwriter with the label, but a hell of a singer on her own! Bettye’s got a style here that’s very unique – still in a…

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Roy Ayers Ubiquity ‎– 1972 – He’s Coming

 One of the rarest and greatest Roy Ayers albums of all time – the sly, funky and spiritual masterpiece He’s Coming – really the beginning of the funk years from Roy Ayers Ubiquity! This one’s a totally solid mix of soulful jazz, jazzy soul and righteous funk – and it’s straight…

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Delegation – 1979 – Eau De Vie

One of my favorite albums at the end of the 70’s, the golden decade for R’n’B.  A sweet bouncy groover – one of the rare albums of modern soul cut by the Delegation! The group in this incarnation are a trio – Ray Patterson, Ricky…

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Enchantment – 1977 – Once Upon A Dream

Rip and Research by Mr.Moo  Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Soaring soul from Enchantment – one of the smoothest groups of their generation, and an outfit who could sound equally great on the dancefloor or for more laidback listening! The harmonies here are really great –…

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The Modulations – 1975 – It’s Rough Out Here

 One of the greatest east coast vocal group albums from the seventies, and still a sought-after classic! The band’s an East Coast sweet soul vocal group, with a deep soul feel and some heartbreaking vocals that hit the upper reaches of the harmony style –…

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Donny Hathaway – Never My Love : The Anthology

  Review by Michael Patrick Hicks I, like many others, came to Donny Hathaway’s music through his duets with Roberta Flack. Well, one song called “The Closer I Get To You“. It was included on a Flack compilation I had recently bought. His voice just…

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Chanson – 1978 – Chanson

Starting of as a broad assemblage of studio musicians, Chanson were led by bassist James Jamerson Jr. (son of the famous Motown bassist James Jamerson) and guitarist David Williams. The two of them met while playing with Temptations and they hatched the idea of Chanson….

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Esther Phillips ‎– 1972 – From A Whisper To A Scream

 Esther Phillips had a long and storied career and all of her recordings for KUDU have something nice on them, but this is probably the best one.  The credits for “From A Whisper To A Scream“, Esther’s 1972 Kudu debut – considered by many to…

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Exit 9 – 1975 – Straight Up

A very essential issue A top killer funk groove and hard to find on original vinyl.  The one and only album by Exit 9 — an obscure funk combo who recorded this rare set for Brunswick in 1975! The group is extremely tight instrumentally —…

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The Delfonics – 1970 – The Delfonics

Intro Review by Dusty Groove  Main Review by AMG Rip, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos  The Philly legends.  The third album in an amazing early run from The Delfonics – the kind of work that set a whole new standard for group soul in the 70s! A…

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Prince Phillip Mitchell – 1978 – Make It Good

Intro review by Dusty Groove  Main Reviews from Amazon Rip, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos The long-overdue full length debut from Phillip Mitchell – an artist who cut some great singles over the course of the 70s and also wrote a fair bit of classics for other, bigger name acts!…

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Evelyn “Champagne” King – 1977 – Smooth Talk

Intro review by Dusty Groove  Main Reviews from Amazon Rip, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Wonderfully smooth soul from Evelyn Champagne King, one of her real standouts from the early days, and a tremendous collaboration with producer/arranger T Life! The sound here is upbeat and catchy, but never…

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The Mirettes – 1969 – Whirlpool

Intro reviews by SoulStrut   Main Reviews by AvidOldiesCollector Rip, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos The Mirettes got their start as the back-up singers for the Ike & Tina Turner Show, better known as the Ikettes. In the late 1960s they left and renamed themselves the Mirettes. Under…

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Switch (1978) Switch – Switch (1979) Switch II

Intro reviews by Dusty Groove  Main Reviews by Allmusic Rip, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos A seminal bit of seventies soul from Switch, and a record that really helped set the tone for countless others to come in the 80s – no surprise, given that the group’s…

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Sandra Phillips – 1970 – Too Many People In One Bed

Intro by Dusty Groove – Main Review by Derek Anderson Rip, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Sandra’s a heck of a singer – and even though she only got a chance to cut this one album, it’s more than enough to make her tops in our…

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L.T.D. – 1977- Something To love

Review by Dusty Groove Rip, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos A great little groover from LTD, and perhaps their most perfectly realized LP! The album features arrangements by Philly Soul maestro Bobby Martin – and in a way, Martin’s style works better for the group than…

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