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Peaches & Herb – 1967 – Let’s Fall In Love

Rip and research by Raphy Stunning work from the team of  Peaches & Herb – a male/female soul duo whose work here rivals the greatness of the Marvin Gaye duets over at Motown! The grooves are wonderfully varied here – upbeat and swinging at some…

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Randy Brown – 1978 – Welcome To My Room

Rip and research by Mr.Moo Welcome To My Room is a mellow soul masterpiece from Randy Brown – a crucially-overlooked talent from the late 70s, working here with a totally put-together vibe! The album’s got the mature, mellow feel of some of the best work…

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Graham Central Station – 1973 – Graham Central Station

The legendary first album by Larry Graham and Graham Central Station – Larry’s bold move away from Sly & The Family Stone, and the beginning of a new dynasty in mainstream funk! Larry’s bass work really drives the set along – pushing the riffing guitars…

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The Montgomery Express – 1974 – The Montgomery Movement

Rip and research by Mr.Moo A massive lost funk classic – one of those rarer than rare albums that’s well worth the funk! The Montgomery Express were a Florida combo who played on the state’s small club circuit – working equally well on their own, or…

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Syl Johnson – 1970 – Is It Because I’m Black

This album is one of the best ever soul albums to come out of Chicago – and it may well be one of the best soul albums to ever come out of the 60s! Syl Johnson mixes west side bluesy soul with some great Chicago…

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Brief Encounter – 1981 – We Want To Play

Brief Encounter may not that familiar to many of you. They released only two LPs, their debut being released in 1977 which articulated the wonder of that era so magnificently.  They continued to release high calibre material throughout that decade, but it wasn’t until 1981…

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The Ebonys – 1976 – Sing About Life

One of two albums ever cut by The Ebonys – a consistently great group from the 70s, as is testified by their constant popularity in our racks! The quartet had a 3 man/1 woman harmony sound that was very hip – often applied to righteous…

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Bobby Boyd Congress – 1971 – Bobby Boyd Congress

A Funky  Delight, you probably never heard of. You’ll find great horns, Jazzy Bass Grooves and on other tracks you will find soulful stuff as well. Highly Recommended! Ultra rare French recording (little press less 300 ex in LP). A very good and collectible soul…

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Willie Henderson & The Soul Explosions – 1970 – Funky Chicken

Killer work from one of the funkiest leaders on the Chicago scene – the mighty mighty Willie Henderson, force behind some of the city’s greatest soul tracks and funky 45s! This album’s like a stack of lost funky nuggets laid back to back – with…

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The Manhattans – 1969 – Doing Their Best Things

The Manhattans are one of the stalwarts of our music – and due to embark on their 2011 tour with Gerald Alston – almost 50 years after they originally got together. With huge hits like “Kiss and Say Goodbye”, “Hurt” and “Shining Star” as part…

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The Trammps – 1976 – Where The Happy People Go

Quite possibly the best record ever by The Trammps – halfway between their roots in the early 70s east coast indie club scene, and the smoother approach of their later disco hits! The set is prime Sigma Sound disco – with strong harmonies by the…

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A Letter to Marvin Gaye

Download link EasyBytez ———————————— Dear Marvin, April 2nd of this year would have seen you celebrating your 72nd birthday. Sadly, April 1st is also the 27th anniversary since your passing from a fatal gunshot wound. Your legacy has created an enduring musical output whose influence…

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Ronnie Mcneir – 1972 – Ronnie Mcneir

The amazing debut of Ronnie Mcneir – a 70s soul maestro we’d rank right up there with Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson, or Leon Ware – but one who’s possibly even more impressive, given that he cut this record when he was only 22 years old! The…

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Teena Marie / 1979 – Wild & Peaceful / 1980 – Irons in the Fire

Teena Marie hit paydirt right from the start, with four very successful, highly acclaimed LPs for Motown at the back end of the 70s and beginning of the 80s.  She subsequently managed to secure her success upon moving to Epic Records, before a lull in…

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Ila Vann – The Singles Collection

Exclusively to FMS This is a surprise post indeed. How many of you ever listen to Ila Vann? Her “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man” can be found to a few Northen Soul collections. We feel extremely lucky that we have so many dedicated followers and…

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Damn Sam The Miracle Man And The Soul Congregation – 1970

Rare, rare, RARE hard funky soul from early 70s titans Damn Sam The Miracle Man – and some of the rawest, fiercest funk we’ve ever heard! Damn Sam is actually a group – spearheaded by vocalist OC Tolbert – a man with a roaring voice…

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Bobby Thurston – 1978 – Sweetest Piece Of The Pie

Killer Modern Soul rarity from the DC based MAINLINE label A gem of a lost modern soul LP! Singer Bobby Thurston is working here with arrangers Al Johnson, Rodney Brown, and Willie Lester to craft some great end-of-the 70s tunes – done in a simple…

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The Elgins – 1966 – Darling Baby

Here is Mr.Moo‘s 1st contribution of the year, A classic Motown album. The Elgins were a great little group on Motown‘s VIP label during the 60s – and they had a sweet falsetto soul style that reminds us a lot of the best work by…

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Anita Baker – 1986 – Rapture

OK folks. Here is one that Nikos and I (Trakbuv) have been discussing for a while – the idea to have a few more posts from the 1980s, and a few more of those all-time classics. And one album that always pops out as a…

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More Christmas Albums by The Supremes, Ray Charles, Booker T. & the MG’s

May the dawning of this New Year, fill your heart with new hopes, open up new horizons and bring for you promises of brighter tomorrows. May you have a great New Year. The Supremes – Merry Christmas You can consider the Supremes another 1960s super…

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