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The Temprees – 1974 – Three

Rip and research  by Mr.Moo Review by RDTEN1 Posting & additional info’s by Nikos Brilliant work by one of the greatest harmony groups of the south – the mighty mighty Temprees, standing proud on this, their 3rd LP! The album’s a bit less raw than…

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Is it the end of file sharing?

  Filesonic Kills File-Sharing Service After MegaUpload Arrests   Filesonic, one of the Internet’s leading cyberlocker services, has taken some drastic measures following the Megaupload shutdown and arrests last week. In addition to discontinuing its affiliates rewards program and not yet paying accrued money to…

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Brighter Side Of Darkness – 1972 – Love Jones

Review by RDTEN1 Rip, posting & additional info’s by Nikos A tremendous bit of harmony soul from Chicago, one of the few cases where the Windy City really gave the east coast a run for its money and the landmark album from teen soul quartet…

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Otis Clay – 1972 – Trying To Live My Life Without You

Review by Soulmakossa Posting & additional info’s by Nikos If you’ve yet to listen to Otis Clay, you are missing a vital link in the chain of roots to pop history. Soulful, bluesy, and rockin’, this album features great guitarwork and the famous HI records…

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Calvin Scott – 1972 – I΄m Not Blind, I Just Can’t See

Reviews from All Music Rip, Posting & additional info’s by Nikos An amazing rare record on Stax Best known for his longtime collaboration with R&B great Clarence Carter, Calvin Scott turned up on Stax just long enough for this awkward spiritual soul session, a shameless…

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Solomon Burke – 1968 – I Wish I Knew & 1969 – Proud Mary

Reviews by Soulmakossa Posting & additional info’s by Nikos Without question, Solomon Burke is the king of rock and soul. But for those of you who do question Solomon’s royalty, let I Wish I Knew be an answer (but not the answer, since Big Sol…

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Freddie North – 1971 – Friend

Rip and research  by Mr.Moo Review by Soulmakossa Posting & additional info’s by Nikos Freddie North, a superb singer with a great, smokey, baritone voice, will forever be linked to his biggest hit, the all-time soul smash “She’s All I Got“, the brooding, lamenting country-soul…

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Jackson 5 – 1970 – Christmas Album

FMS Family wish you have a Merry Christmas and a fantastic year 2012 Jackson 5 Christmas Album was the only holiday album released by Motown family quintet The Jackson 5. Released in October 1970, the album showcased the brothers’ harmonies and vocals. Lead singer Michael Jackson…

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The Lovelites – 1970 – With Love From the Lovelites

Rip, research and review by Bac Posting & additional info’s by Nikos In 1969 UNI records, a rock and psychedelic music label, had the policy for a year to make alliance with Chicago producers to get hits in the r&b market. Maybe the goal was…

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David Ruffin – 1979 – So Soon We Change

Research & review by Raggedy Rip & posting by Nikos We welcome our new family member Raggedy, a very well known and respected Lady in the blogsphere,  who runs the amazing Soul of The 60’s & 70’s : Sounds of  The Soul blog, which you…

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Dorothy Morrison – 1970 – Brand New Day

Rip, Research & Posting by Nikos Although you have probably never heard of Dorothy Morrison, there’s a very strong chance that you will have heard her sing. She was the barely credited lead vocalist on the most popular gospel song of all time “Oh Happy…

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William Bell – 1971 – Wow

Rip & review by Raphy Posting & additional info’s by Nikos You asked for it and my Jamaican brother Raphy quickly ripped his original vinyl and scanned the covers for you. Here in his own words : “WOW” …..I’m sitting in front of my computer…

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William Bell – 1973 – Relating

Rip & research by Mr.Moo Posting & additional info’s by Nikos Relating is a great return to basics for William Bell – and an album recorded with a warm, intimate quality that we really love! The vibe here is almost in the style of some…

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FunkmySoul is back again

Finally we are back again with  the old version of the blog. We managed to recover our data base after the hacker's attack. The blog is under construction and we expect to be ready with a new version in the next days. Enjoy!

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The Isley Brothers – 1969 – It’s Our Thing & The Brothers: Isley

A stone classic from the Isleys – the album that kicked off their successful T-Neck label, and established that mighty Isleys sound that would have such a huge influence in the 70s! The title cut of the set – “It’s Your Thing” – is a…

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The Joneses – 1974 – Keeping Up With.. / 1977 – The Joneses

The Joneses will forever be remembered for the super-crossover hit “Sugar Pie Guy”, which probably overshadows everything they ever did. However, what it masks is a band that endured nearly two decades to bring a consistently high quality of sounds for our pleasure.  And during…

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Spanky Wilson – 1975 – Specialty Of The House

Rip and research by Mr.Moo Spanky’s last album before her recent revival, a jazzy soulful effort cut for Westbound, with arrangements by Johnny Allen, and a nice moody mellow sound. The overall approach is quite different than most of her work with HB Barnum, but…

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The Voices Of East Harlem – 1970 – Right on Be Free & 1973 – S/t

The landmark first album by this legendary 70s soul group – and one with a feel that’s much different than their later work! The style here is much more strongly righteous than their sweeter soul of the mid 70s – with a pronounced gospel influence…

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The Everyday People – 1972 – The Everyday People

Rip and research by Mr.Moo An excellent bit of funk that sounds a heck of a lot like early Kool & The Gang! It’s no surprise, too, because the album was produced by Gene Redd, has a few Kool & The Gang covers (like “Funky…

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Norma Jean & Ray J – 1974 – Raising Hell

Norma Jean & Ray J’s “Raising Hell” is one helluva rare nugget. Released on the Hep-Me label in 1974, this has a remarkably polished sound and sophistication in the music to have warranted bigger names on the front of the album cover. And while Norma…

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