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Joe Tex – 1966 – The Love You Save

Rip and research by Mr.Moo Review by Soulmakossa Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Joe Tex was at the top of his game as the down-home philosopher of Southern soul when he cut “The Love You Save”, one of three (!) albums Tex would release…

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Randy Brown – 1980 – Midnight Desire

Into by Dusty Groove  Review by AllMusic Rip, posting and adittional info’s by Nikos A sweet, smooth stepper from the great Randy Brown – and a record that’s got the same sublime mix of mellow grooves and earthy vocals that you might find on some…

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Deniece Williams – 1976 – This Is Niecy

Intro  by Dusty Groove Review 1 by  Lejink  Review 2 by M.Spencer Rip, posting and adittional info’s by Nikos Genius work from Denice Williams – a singer who’d cracked the charts a bit as Denice Chandler, with a little girl soul sound, way back in…

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Smokey Robinson – 1974 – A Quiet Storm

Intro  by Dusty Groove Review by  Abid Rip, posting and adittional info’s by Nikos Incredible work – a record that should be in every household! Smokey breaks free of the group sound of the Miracles albums – hitting a whole new mode, and inventing the…

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Shirley Brown – 1977 – Shirley Brown

Rip and research by Mr.Moo Review by Soulbrother.com Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Wonderful Memphis soul album – warm and touching. Recorded with Stax musicians. Produced by Bettye Crutcher and Jeff Stewart (son of Jim Stewart – Stax founder) A great non-Stax album from…

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Bobby Womack ‎– 1970 – My Prescription

Generally blackballed by the music industry following his marriage to Sam Cooke’s widow in the mid-60s, Bobby Womack slowly rebuilt his reputation via a series of hit songs he’d written for Wilson Pickett. Securing a solo record deal Womack released this, his 2nd solo album,…

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Don Bryant – 1969 – Precious Soul

Rip & Intro by Raphy  Review & Research by Groovegirl Posting & additional infos by Nikos DON BRYANT! Who? Don Bryant!!! That’s the question, never judge a question before it is answered. Here in my little world of ignorance, I thought Don Bryant was an…

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Lyn Collins – 1972 – Think (about it)

Intro by AMG Review by RDTEN1 Rip, posting & additional infos by Nikos At the time of the release of Think (About It) in 1972, Lyn Collins had been a member of James Brown‘s performing revue for about two years. Her full-throated voice had earned…

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Betty Davis – 1973 – Betty Davis

Review by Soulmakossa Rip, posting and additional info’s by Nikos Betty Davis was one of the nastiest ladies in 70s soul – and this is one of her greatest albums – a killer batch of funky tracks all the way through! Betty has a sound…

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First Choice – 1973 – Armed And Extremely Dangerous

Rip by Mr.Moo Review and research by Derek Anderson Posting and adittional info’s by Nikos First Choice were one of the most successful of Philly Soul’s female groups, releasing six albums between 1973 and 1980. Rochelle Fleming, Annette Guest and Joyce Jones were just fifteen…

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Blue Magic – 1974 – Blue Magic

Review by RDTEN1 Rip, posting & additional infos by Nikos From a 70s group harmony soul perspective, single lp choice, as difficult as choosing, “The Champ” lp, this album is “last man standing” when the smoke finally clears. There are a number of finalists who…

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Phillip Upchurch – 1972 – Darkness, Darkness

Rip and research by Mr.Moo Review  by AMG Posting and adittional info’s by Nikos Plenty of darkness here from Phil Upchurch – those great tones and notes he worked so well back in the 70s – all with that near-perfect quality that made him one…

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Black Grass – 1973 – Black Grass

Review by Soulmakossa Rip, posting and additional info’s by Nikos Here is the Rare Black Grass self Titled LP on a small US Label which to sum it up best is a super slice of Gospel Soul female Funk breaks with some blazing Hip Hop…

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LaBelle ‎– 1974 – Nightbirds

On 1974’s ‘Nightbirds’ Patti, Nona and Sarah all make it clear that when it comes to stanky,sweaty New Orleans R&B and funk they will be the undisputed female champians!”Lady Marmalade” was of course Labelle’s big breakthrough single and likely what they’ll always be remembered for…

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Carla Thomas – 1969 – Memphis Queen

Rip and research by Mr.Moo Review  by Soulmakossa Posting and adittional info’s by Nikos Here’s a record that really takes its title seriously – as Memphis Queen features Carla Thomas working in a proud, bold mode that really inherits the crown of the scene she…

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Pat Lundy – 1973 – Only LOve Spoken Here

Rip,posting and adittional info’s by Nikos A great little album from Pat Lundy – an enigmatic talent who crops up a number of times over the years – but always on different record labels, and always with a slightly different sound and style! This album’s…

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The Ovations – 1972 – Hooked On A Feeling

Rip by Mr.Moo Review and research by Derek Anderson Posting and adittional info’s by Nikos Many years ago, when I first heard The Ovations album Hooked On A Feeling, I was instantly struck by the likeness of Louis Williams voice to the late Sam Cooke’s….

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Frank Sinatra – Christmas Songs & Elvis Presley – Christmas Duets

We wish you and your families Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year 2013. Peace and Blessings! I have always loved listening to Frank Sinatra’s earliest recordings, which define the legendary icon of a singer’s voice as pristine, affectionate and charismatic. The Christmas songs in…

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The Esquires – 1967 – Get On Up and Get Away

Rip, research and review by Bac Posting & additional info’s by Nikos If The Esquires remind you of Curtis’ Mayfield’s Impressions, that is no mistake. The smooth grooves of 1960’s Northern Soul were in stark contrast to the stripped grits of Stax in the south….

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Luther Vandross – This Is Christmas

Rather than a do a rehash of many of the obvious traditional tunes that fill special holiday albums by contemporary performers, maestro Luther Vandross opted for the task of creating no fewer than 7 of the 10 tracks included on his 1995 Christmas release. The…

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