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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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The Dells – 1968 – There Is

Easily the masterpiece of their catalogue. This breakthrough album marked The Dells transition from their doo-woop roots to contemporary soul. It features the long version of their classic balland ‘Stay in My Corner”, as well as the upbeat “There Is”, which was one of their…

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Tata Vega – 1977 – Totally Tata

I admit I was totally unfamiliar  with Lady Tata.  This album her second on Motown is another great choice of Trakbuv which proves – once more – why I totally trust him posting anything in this blog. With Motown, Táta released four solo albums on…

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The Swiss Movement – 1973 – It’s Time For The Swiss Movement

The only album we’ve ever seen from the Swiss Movement, but a great group soul effort that’s a real 70s standout on RCA! The quartet get some really top-shelf help from David Van DePitte on arrangements — and he brings in almost a Van McCoy…

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Pockets – 1977 – Come Go With Us

If you like smooth vocals, soul with a touch of jazz, and great musicianship then you should dig this immediately! This is one of those rare overlooked gems that you must have if you’re a fan of 70’s soul/funk/jazz. There is no weak song at…

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The 100 Greatest Motown Tracks by Mojo Magazine – Motown’s 50th Anniversary

To mark our first Anniversary, we pay tribute to the label that, probably above all others, was crucial in putting black music and black superstars on the world stage – forever.  So, the idea is to reproduce a recent survey of The 100 Greatest Tracks…

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1st Funk my Soul Blog Anniversary

Can you believe it – it’s been a whole year since Funk my Soul upped shop and moved its crates to its present digs.  And what a year it has been.  Never mind world events, the music blogsphere has had its own rough ride, courting…

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Barbara Mason – 1965 – Yes, I’m Ready

This week we are pleased to showcase one of soul’s most endearing leading ladies.  This is the wonderful debut of Barbara Mason at the tender age of just eighteen.  The post comes courtesy of another loyal reader to Funk My Soul, Ricardo, who has generously…

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Marvin Gaye – 1978 – Here, My Dear

Wonderful stuff – and one of our favorite-ever Marvin Gaye albums! This is the legendary two-record set that Marvin wrote and recorded as an alimony payment to his ex-wife Anna Gordy. Although the album was thought of as a no-brainer quickie at the time –…

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Clarence Reid – 1969 – Dancin’ With Nobody But You Babe

Most of you are aware of Mr.Moo – I think he explained himself clearly on his blog. So let’s enjoy his latest contribution, Clarence Reid’s debut (and best) LP, “Dancin’ With Nobody But You Babe”, recorded for Alston Records and distributed by Atlantic subsidiary Atco…

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The Imperials – 1978 – Who’s Gonna Love Me

The credit of this post goes 100% to Trakbuv. He had the idea to send me a link of his LP  which is special to him and here the introduction of his mail to me : “I REALLY REALLY enjoyed writing this – I have…

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William DeVaughn – 1974 – Be Thankful For What You Got

Here is something really special for the weekend. Groovy Emmanuel sent me this vinyl and let’s see what Dusty Groove America says: One of the undisputed masterpieces LPs of 70s soul! William De Vaughn may never be remembered for anything else – and the poor…

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The Fabulous Counts – 1969 – Jan Jan

Formed in 1968 The Fabulous Counts – a six piece funk unit – were a scorching Detroit funk and R&B outfit that recorded singles on local labels Moira and Westbound before releasing this, their debut, on Cotillion in 1969. Low down gritty,sweaty,dirty but slick and…

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The Southside Movement – 1973 – The Southside Movement

Well, here is the South Side Movement’s debut vinyl on Wand – finally had the chance to buy a mint copy – never reissued on LP or CD. Special thanks goes to my fellow Trakbuv for the research and review below.  If it’s funk you…

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Anacostia – 1977 – Anacostia

As you may have already noticed in comments and c-box,  Mr.Moo responded  and kindly provided us with the Anacostia 1977 debut album, we all were so anxious to listen to.  It sounds wonderful from the remastered CD. Furthermore he sent us both vinyl and CD…

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Dynamic Five – 1978 – Love Is The Key

Well what do we have here ? A trophy that even Indiana Jones failed to secure.  This is the stuff that dreams are made of – the Dynamic Five’s ‘Love Is The Key’.  A European follower of Funk My Soul, whom we shall call ‘Dr…

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Anacostia – 1978 – Anacostia

One of the most beloved and dedicated followers of the blog, brother Raphy from Jamaica sent this rare gem to me. To be honest, I wasn’t familiar with this cult soul group of the late 70’s and took me sometime to realise how great it…

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Tina Britt – 1969 – Blue All The Way

Excellent and rare bluesy soul LP from Tina Britt, produced by Juggy Murray. For a soul singer with two Top 40 R&B hits, very little is known about Tina Britt. Very little. This is her debut 1969 LP on Minit which is her only complete…

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