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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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The Ultimate Motown Christmas Collection

FMS stuff sending the warmest Christmas wishes to you and your families. May God shower his choicest blessings on you this Christmas! Here’s an awesome music collection to add to the Holiday music arsenal for those who can’t wait for the Holiday season to arrive.. Enjoy!…

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Billy Paul – 1975 – Got My Head On Straight

From the height of Billy Paul‘s career, nestled in between 1973’s classic ‘War Of The Gods’ and ‘When Love Is New’ from 1976, “Got My Head On Straight” appears to be one of his most ignored albums. The fact that it is only available on…

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Brothers By Choice – 1978 – Brothers By Choice

Let’s Groove brothers Brothers By Choice were a Los Angeles-based group featuring the vocalist Chris Higgins. The self-titled album was recorded 1978 for the ALA label and released via Atlantic Records. Rare sought after  with ‘She puts the ease back into easy‘ an excellent dancer…

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Joe Tex – 1969 – Buying A Book

Mr. Moo is on the decks again. It’s so nice to have him back in Funkmysoul family once more. This is the first of his new contributions, a brilliant album by one of the greatest Southern Soul artists ever, Joe Tex. He was, arguably, the…

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Ron Henderson & Choice Of Colour – 1976 – Soul Junction

Ron Henderson & Choice Of Colour is yet another obscure artist that has been brought back into favour by the rare groove and modern soul scene. And sounding like a combination of Leroy Hutson and Mike James Kirkland, the primary concern is why it was…

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Ernie Hines – 1972 – Eletrified

An underground set from early 70s Stax Records – the only set cut back in the day by Ernie Hines – a really great singer who works here with a blend of southern soul and sweet harmony modes! The album’s got a pretty laidback vibe,…

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Chairmen Of The Board – 1974 – Skin I’m In (Tribute to General Johnson)

General Johnson was lead singer with The Showmen and later with the chart-busting Chairmen Of The Board. He was also an exceptional songwriter, penning and originally recording “Patches” (the huge Clarence Carter hit), “Want Ads” for Honeycone, and the Grammy-nominated “Somebody’s been sleeping in my…

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Doug Carn – 1973 – Revelation

Perhaps the hardest to find of the Doug Carn LP’s on Black Jazz – and a real killer all the way through! The album’s a mother lode of righteous jazzy soul – power-driven by Doug on organ, and peppered wonderfully with vocals by then-wife Jean…

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F.B.I. – 1976 – F.B.I.

F.B.I. were a UK-based outfit, much in the same vein as Average White Band and Kokomo, with maybe a slightly more raw and edgy feel to their range. Boasting a male and female lead, the nine-piece were clearly destined for bigger and better things. But…

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Eddie Hinton – 1978 – Very Extremely Dangerous

One of the best soul albums of the 70’s. A buried treasure. Hinton is one of the greatest white soul singers of the modern era- dubbed “the white Otis Redding”. His guitar playing can be heard on hit records by Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Joe…

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Father’s Creation – 1983 – Give Your Life To God

Here is a real left-field gospel killer. The only album by Father’s Creation, it nestles very comfortably in the modern soul/rare groove bag. Dominated by the progressive sound of the emergent indie soul music sound of the early 80s, this works that lovely warm, unconventional…

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Commodores – 1974 – Gun Machine

This album really is quite funky. Exceptionally, funky in fact. Quite different from the soul/pop of The Commodores more well known hits. Right from the opening track you can tell you’re in for something of a treat, the musicianship is fantastic throughout, as are the…

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Lou Bond – 1974 – Lou Bond

One of the greatest soul-folk albums ever. A lost classic brought out of the shadows. Bond’s top-notch songwriting, vocals and an impeccable talent for composition and arrangement, make this a rare album where the music and the message are in perfect harmony. The record’s “To…

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Blossoms – 1972 – Shockwave

The Blossoms were one of the premium female backing vocal groups during the 60s and 70s and existed in many versions under many pseudonyms. Familiar artists that came and went include Edna Wright, Gloria Jones and Merry Clayton – the trio featured on this LP…

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Linda Lewis – 1975 – Not A Little Girl Anymore

I came across a vinyl copy of this wonderful singer at my last visit to London and I couldn’t resist buying it, though I had the US version of it.Fabulous, absolutely fabulous. One of the greatest and most underestimated popular singers that this country’s produced….

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Junior Parker – 1971 – Love Ain’t Nothin’ But A Business Goin’ On

Mr Magic Blues makes a ’70s soul classic and Mr.Moo kindly offer it to us. One of the funkiest albums ever from Junior Parker – a great little set that shows he had a lot more to offer than just the average bluesman! The album’s…

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The Choice Four – 1974 – The Finger Pointers

The Choice Four were a very classy all male quartet that I imagine RCA had high hopes for. The now legendary Van McCoy was beginning to hone his sound that proved so devastating in the more sophisticated 70s discos, and The Choice Four were one…

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