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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 – 1972 – Live

Rip, posting & additional info’s by Nikos Donnie Hathaway – Live – is one of those really rare in-person performance, where everything comes together, you don’t just get the music, you get the sweat, the movement, the cachunk, the entire spectrum of emotion. Hathaway was…

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Jerry Butler – 1968 – The Ice Man Cometh

Review by Soulmakossa Rip, posting & additional info’s by Nikos A trailblazing album in more ways than one. It was the first full-length LP produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, whose Philadelphia International Records dominated Black music for much of the ’70s. And it…

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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

Yeah, this is a unique record and one of the best ever Soul recordings.  Atmospherically recorded with a strong Jazz club vibe Roberta sings her heart out across 8 standards from a variety of sources. From the Double Bass funk groove of ‘Compared to What’…

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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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Brighter Side Of Darkness – 1972 – Love Jones

Other than the Jackson Five’s early Motown releases, and the excellent Curtis Mayfield-produced debut by the Five Stairsteps, the Brighter Side of Darkness’ Love Jones is one of the best teen albums ever. Twelve-year-old lead singer Daryl Lamont, like Michael Jackson, sounds like Frankie Lymonreincarnated. His youthful voice crosses age barriers. “I…

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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 – Plus (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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