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Black Magic – 1970 – Where Love Is

Here is a very obscure LP from the turn of the seventies – a reminder of the invention and freedom that Black music embraced during this period – the theatrical stylings of bands like Rotary Connection and the complex arrangements of Charles Stepney. Black Magic…

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Lou Rawls – 1966 Soulin’ & 1976 All Things In Time

Lou Raws – 1966 – Soulin’ One of the best albums that Lou cut with the HB Barnum/David Axelrod team! The record’s not as funky, so much as it’s a wonderfully conceived batch of tunes that has Lou singing in that super-hip pop soul mode…

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Hot – 1977 – Hot

Brother Raphy always brings the hot stuff and here he is with his own words about his latest contribution : SIMPLY HOT!!!!! Need not to say anything more….This album is known by almost everyone, but yet still able to elude as many. Now it’s finally…

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Chicago Gangsters – 1975 – I Choose You (Blind Over You)

We have the pleasure of introducing the debut by the Chicago Gangsters, “I Choose You” on the Gold Plate label.  This was also issued as “Blind Over You”, possibly re-named to capitalise on the minor success of ‘I Choose You’ on the Billboard Black Music…

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Executive Suite – 1974 – Executive Suite 1

I welcome to our family a new contributor, Toma from Belgium. And what a great record to begin with : The hard to find wonderful Executive Suite debut from 1974. A Philadelphia quartet with deep Philly roots, the members were part of various recording entities…

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The Dynamic Superiors – 3 Albums

Joining forces in Washington, DC, in 1963, Tony Washington, George Spann, George Wesley Peterbank Jnr., Michael McCalpin and Maurice Washington had to wait a decade to win a recording contract. Motown Records president Ewart Abner saw them performing at a talent show in Atlanta, Georgia,…

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Barbara Pennington – 1978 – Midnight Ride

Quite a wonderful 70s soul album with full orchestra and a glorious, soaring vocal by Barbara. The tunes are lovely and make for repeated listening. Highly recommended. This album was sent by a new contributor Zero who runs a wonderful blog (here), I suggest you…

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Archie Bell & The Drells – 1968 – Tighten up – 1969 – There’s Gonna Be A Showdown

An incredible bit of southern funk – the first landmark LP by Archie Bell & The Drells, and the first big burst of energy from the Texas scene of the 60s! The album’s incredible – with Archie up front on rough-hewn vocals, the band grooving…

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The Dutch Rhythm Steel & Show Band – 1975 – Soul & Steel Show

Hey, ya’ll! Here i am again after my holidays with another special LP. This is the super rare Dutch Steel Band LP which features the afro soul style cover version of the Kool and The Gang classic tune “Funky Stuff“. A real club DJ ripper…

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Mica Paris – 1988 – So Good

Well, just to show that FMS can get a little contemporary on occasion, we have shifted to the cusp of the 90s with Mica Paris’s debut, ‘So Good’. Here in the UK, she is the undisputed Queen of BritSoul and one of the select few…

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Hearts Of Stone – 1970 – Stop The World – We Wanna Get On..

While a lot of you are away on vacations or enjoy the summertime,  it’s time for another fine musical offering by Mr.Moo, the ultra rare awesome soul album from a sub Motown label : “Stop the World -We Wanna Get Off” by Hearts Of Stone….

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Love Machine – 1975 – Love Machine

Well, that’s a real surprise! Raphy promised to send gems that never have been posted to other blogs and here’s a group that most of us never heard of them before. The last few days Trakbuv and I, tried to find any information about the…

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Father’s Children – 1979 – Father’s Children

It’s time I tried to buy this album I failed! I’ve been after a near mint copy for years. This sought after LP is not often seen and I hope soon to get it. Check here for vinyl prices. So I couldn’t resist (while I…

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Bill Withers – 1972 – Still Bill

Bill Withers comes across as someone you’d pass everyday without paying much mind – a humble, yet very perceptive gentleman. Originally from a small coal-mining town in West Virginia, he served 9 years in the US Navy before taking his music abilities more seriously.Bill Withers…

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The Detroit Emeralds – 1973 – I’m In Love With You

Mr.Moo keeps on amazing us. Here is another great album, he generously offering to the visitors of FunkMySoul. The Detroit Emeralds are rightly regarded as a classic soul/funk combo and here’s one of the reasons why,  their 1973 album I’m In Love With You.  “You’re…

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Jon Lucien (1973 – Rashida / 1974 – Mind’s Eye)

Groovy Emmanuel has sent me Rashida vinyl a long time ago! But we decided to post it with bonus the follow up Mind’s Eye in summertime! Jon Lucien records from this period only seem to make sense in the summer. When it’s hot, the sun…

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Charles Jackson – 1978 – Passionate Breezes

Charles (Chuck) Jackson & Marvin Yancy songwriter/producer duo were behind some of the biggest hits of gold and platinum award singer Natalie Cole. Some of her hits the duo produced and wrote include “This Will Be,” “Inseparable,” “Sophisticated Lady”, “Our Love,” and “I’ve Got Love…

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The Younghearts – 1972 – Do You Have The Time

One of the best kept secrets of the early 1970’s. The 1972 LP “Do You Have the Time” and its title tune were in my opinion both overlooked and under-promoted. Great lyrics and a song with a true message that is timeless. This album comes…

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Lamont Dozier – 1973 – Out Here On My Own

A wonderful collection of tunes, Lamont’s debut album for ABC, a classic of 70s soul! The album has a quality that’s impossible to describe accurately – kind of a post-Motown full-on approach to soul that mixes strings, piano, and that wall of sound groove that…

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Gloria Jones – 1973 – Share My Love

For those who missed Mr.Moo here’s another one of his great contributions. Mr.Moo would like to inform you that WdF has lately ‘downsized’ to a small strictly private blog with mainly music (WdF like) blog owners and dedicated music reviewers as its members. The number…

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