All Albums

with reviews

A Motown Christmas – 1970

Season Greetings A Motown Christmas is a staple of my collection. This album is one of my first Christmas memories. As an adult, I appreciate it even more. It features all of Motown’s artists doing soulful, eloquent interpretations of classics with that Motown flair (“Rudolph…

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Howard Tate -1970 – Howard Tate’s Reaction & 1972 – S/T

Review and research by Edd Hurt Rip, posting and adittional info’s by Nikos As far as I can determine, Howard Tate was born on Aug. 13, 1939 in Elberton, Ga., a town about 90 miles from Macon.  Most accounts of Tate’s life place his birthplace…

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West Wing – 1975 – West Wing

Rip by Mr.Moo Review and research by Groovegirl Posting and adittional info’s by Nikos What an honor to be able to show your love and affection through words for exquisite pieces of music on FMS. I’m so grateful ,for this record fell onto my ears…

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The Sylvers – 1974 – III

Review by Mystery Man Rip, posting and additional info’s by Nikos The Sylvers were a family musical act from Memphis, TN that was primarily active during the years 1972-1984. While principally known to the general public for two very cheesy major disco hit singles in…

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Paul Kelly – 1973 – Don’t Burn Me

Review and research by Raggedy Rip, posting and additional info’s by Nikos Paul Kelly was born June 19th, 1940 in Miami, Florida. Before he joined Clarence Reid’s Del-Mires  in the early 60’s, Paul Kelly had already had his own — albeit short-lived — group. In…

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Tavares – 1973 – Check It Out

Intro by SoulTracks  Main Review by AMG Rip, posting and additional info’s by Nikos  When asked to name the Soul Music supergroups of the ’70s and early ’80s, folks tend to gravitate to familiar names such as Earth, Wind and Fire, the Spinners, the Commodores…

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Teddy Pendergrass – 1977 – Teddy Pendergrass

Main Review by Soul Express Rip, posting and additional info’s by Nikos Teddy Pendergrass – we love you! This is one of Mr. P’s greatest albums of smooth mellow soul – recorded after he left Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and began working in…

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Willie Hutch – 1969 – Soul Portrait

Main Review by Soulmakossa Rip, posting and additional info’s by Nikos What do you know about Willie Hutch ? “The Mack“. Yeah. “Foxy Brown“. Yeah. Two masterpieces, two soundtracks. But Willie also composed albums for himself, so to speak. “Soul Portrait” was his debut album, and,…

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Watsonian Institute – 1978 – Master Funk

Rip by Deema  Review by AMG Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Released during the height of his laid-back space funk era, Johnny drops a batch of mostly instrumental numbers with himself providing guitar, fender rhodes, synths, clavinet & organ in that style we all…

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Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – 1967 – United

Intro Review  by RDTEN1  Main Review by  seagull59 Rip, posting & additional info’s by Nikos Of the numerous ‘duet’ albums Marvin Gaye recorded (including two other sets with Tammi Terrell), 1967’s “United” was probably the most consistent and enjoyable of the group.  Terrell was clearly the…

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Cecil Holmes Soulful Sounds – 1973 – Music For Soulful Lovers

Rip by RaphyResearch & Review by Groovegirl Posting and additional info’s by Nikos I have to admit that i was unfamiliar with the talented stunt man of cover creating, Mr Cecil Holmes. When Raphy sent me the rip so we can include it to the…

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Bar-Kays – 1977 – Flying High On Your Love

Intro biographyby Cherry Red  Records  Review by AMG Rip, research, posting and additional info’s by Nikos Stax’s top artist, Otis Redding chose the band to be his regular road musicians a decision that ended in tragedy on December 10th 1967 when Redding, King, Caldwell, Jones…

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Bunny Sigler – 1974 – That’s How I’ll Be Loving You

Intro by Cherry Red  Records Review by AMG Rip, research, posting and additional info’s by Nikos Bunny Sigler is a songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who has done a lot of work with the Gamble & Huff production team. He was one of the key players in…

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100 Proof Aged In Soul – 1971 – Somebody’s Been Sleeping In My Bed

Intro biographyby AMG  Main Review by RDTEN1 and AMG Rip, research, posting and additional info’s by Nikos 100 Proof (Aged in Soul) teamed Detroit area vocalists Steve Mancha (born Clyde Wilson), Eddie Holiday (Eddie Anderson), and Joe Stubbs (the brother of the Four Tops’ Levi…

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William Bell – 1972 – Phases Of Reality

Rip and research by Mr.Moo Intro Review  by RDTEN1  Main Review by Soulmakossa Posting & additional info’s by Nikos Today, if most people recognize the name William Bell, its probably for his work as a writer (‘Born Under a Bad Sign’, ‘You Don’t Miss Your…

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Timothy Wilson – 1978 – Timothy Wilson …and more

Research and review by Groovegirl Rip, Posting & additional info’s by Nikos Howard Harrison “Timothy” Wilson born on 17th November 1943 in Salsbury Maryland. So much fuss around this name? Of course!. There is a reason for the best voices packed as exquisite aromas in…

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Jimmy Hughes – 1967 – Why Not Tonight?

Rip, research and review by Bac Posting & additional info’s by Nikos ‘Why Not Tonight?’ is a full-fledged Southern Soul masterpiece! Seminal southern soul from Jimmy Hughes – a classic Fame production from the early days of the Muscle Shoals scene – and definitely the…

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Joe Simon – 1976 – Today

Rip and research by Mr.Moo Posting & additional info’s by Nikos Joe Simon is a very underrated and yet a highly respected Soul singer in Soul circles. Τhis album does not have some of the country elements that Simon is usually associated with but it…

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Eddie Floyd – 1967 – Knock On Wood

Review1 by Soulmakossa  – Review 2 by RDTEN1 Rip, posting & additional info’s by Nikos Eddie Floyd signed on with the Memphis based Stax Records as a songwriter in 1965. He wrote a hit song, “Comfort Me” recorded by Carla Thomas. He then teamed with…

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Black Heat – 1972 – S/T & 1974 – No Time To Burn

Review by Soulmakossa Rip, posting & additional info’s by Nikos A searing debut from Black Heat – one of the best funk acts to record for Atlantic during the 70s, and a tight little group with a sound that’s a mixture of New Orleans funk…

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