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Brenda & The Tabulations – 1977 – I Keep Coming Back For More

Rip, posting & additional info’s by Nikos Brenda and the Tabulations burst onto the scene during the classic mid- 60s soul years with ‘Dry Your Eyes‘, on the Dionn label, reaching the R&B Top 10 and # 20 in the Hot 100, and enjoyed a…

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The Independents – 1973 – Chuck, Helen, Eric, Maurice

Rip, posting & additional info’s by Nikos The Independents’ sophomore album 1973’s “Chuck, Helen, Eric, Maurice” featured a personnel change – original member Marvin Yancy replaced by Eric Thomas.  While Yancy dropped out of active performing, he continued his working relationship with the group, but…

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Rhythm Makers – 1976 – Soul On Your Side (plus GQ 1979)

Rip, research and review by Groovegirl  Posting by Nikos What can you expect from this rare to hunt down‘76 recording coming straight out from the De-Lite Sound studio in the “City of brotherly love” Philly, I’ll tell you exactly what straightforward: laidback captivating funk at…

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Tyrone Davis – 1970 – Turn Back the Hands of Time

Review by RDTEN1 Rip, posting & additional info’s by Nikos There aren’t many albums out there that I’d buy just to hear one single song, but 1970’s “Turn Back the Hands of Time” is one of those rarities.  Produced by Willie Henderson, these nine tracks…

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Al Wilson – 1968 – Searching For The Dolphins & 1974 – La La Peace Song

Rip, research and review by Bac Posting & additional info’s by Nikos A wonderful early album from soul singer Al Wilson – a well-crafted mix of modes that really stands out in late 60s pop – and which showed that Al was quite different than…

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Dee Dee Warwick – 1970 -Turning Around

Rip and research by Mr.Moo Posting & additional info’s by Nikos One of the greatest moments ever from Dee Dee Warwick – and a set that definitely shows her to be one of the more soulful members of her famous family! The set’s got a…

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The Pointer Sisters – 1975 – Steppin’

Rip, posting & additional info’s by Nikos Keeping their forward momentum at warp speed, the Pointer Sisters brought the effusive Steppin’ to bear in summer 1975. Having already danced into the spotlight across their first three albums, it was no surprise when the David Rubins…

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Maze fet Frankie Beverly – 1980 – Joy and Pain

Rip, posting & additional info’s by Nikos Frankie Beverly and Maze’s fourth album, JOY & PAIN, was their most fully realized recording to date, with Beverly really coming into his own as a producer. While the more extensive production of third album INSPIRATION served mainly…

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Act – 1974 – Act 1

Rip and research by Mr.Moo Posting & additional info’s by Nikos An obscure soul group, but a great one – equally at home with a fragile harmony tune as they were with more uptempo groovers for the dancefloor! This one and only album from Act…

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Phyllis Hyman -1977 – Phyllis Hyman

Rip, posting & additional info’s by Nikos The world first became aware of Phyllis Hyman in 1975, through four tracks that were released before her debut album. The first of these, “Leaving The Good Life Behind,” sailed along the disco wave of the period. Her…

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The Whispers – 1974 – Bingo

Rip, posting & additional info’s by Nikos The Whispers engaged in a vintage Philly Soul style on this record. They were catering to Soul fans who favored the smooth, urban Soul also released by the likes of The O’Jays, The Spinners and Blue Magic. The…

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Donny Hathaway – 1973 – Live

Rip, posting & additional info’s by Nikos Massively beautiful work from the great Donny Hathaway! After two studio albums that had firmly put him on the map as one of the 70s best soul talents, Atco had the genius to have Donny record this live…

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Jerry Butler – 1968 – The Ice Man Cometh

Review by Soulmakossa Rip, posting & additional info’s by Nikos Amazing soul from one of the greats of the 60s! This album was one of the first that Jerry cut for Mercury – where he’d begun working with the young team of Kenny Gamble and…

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Inez Foxx – 1973 – At Memphis

Review by Soulmakossa Rip, posting & additional info’s by Nikos Anyone with a passing interest in soul and R&B surely knows the name Inez Foxx (as in “and Charlie”) via ‘Mockingbird’, a classic in the truest sense of the word that will remembered long after…

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Joe Tex – 1966 – I’ve Got To Do A Little Bit Better

Rip and research by Mr.Moo Review by Soulmakossa Posting & additional info’s by Nikos Another rock-solid album from Joe Tex, I’ve Got to Do a Little Better was his third full-length release of 1966, but Tex showed no signs of slowing down or losing his…

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Washington Jamb Band – 1977 – Gonna Get Your Cherry

Research and review by Groovegirl Rip & posting by Nikos There is only one way a music lover can start to criticize a record she will never have in hand other than some kind of fine vinyl rip that came to her one ordinary day…

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Natural Four – 1970 – Good Vibes

Rip, research and review by DJ Tren Posting & additional info’s by Nikos ” Good Vibes ! ” is The Natural Four’s first and best album released on ABC records. Born in 1967 in Oakland, California, the group is composed of Chris James, Allen Richardson, AL…

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Gladys Knight & The Pips – 1973 – All I Need Is Time

Research & review by Raggedy Rip & posting by Nikos I do confess that I am listening to music with the heart. And no matter how exquisitely crafted a song might be or how superbly performed, if it’s not capable of making my heart sing…

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Garland Green – 1969 – Jealous Kind Of Fella

Rip, research and review by Bac Posting & additional info’s by Nikos The first time that you listen a song of Garland Green his voice will suprise you, with an amazing quantity of refinements and incredible control of the pauses.  Jealous Kind Of Fella is…

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Roberta Flack – 1969 – First Take /1970 -Chapter Two / 1973 – Killing Me Softly

Rip, research, posting & additional info’s by Nikos What can we say? We’ve heard this one a million times, it sold over a million copies – but it’s still incredible! The record is Roberta’s first, and it features her in a mellow trio format, augmented…

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