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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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Freddie North – 1971 – Friend

Rip and research  by Mr.Moo Review by Soulmakossa Posting & additional info’s by Nikos Freddie North, a superb singer with a great, smokey, baritone voice, will forever be linked to his biggest hit, the all-time soul smash “She’s All I Got“, the brooding, lamenting country-soul…

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Jackson 5 – 1970 – Christmas Album

FMS Family wish you have a Merry Christmas and a fantastic year 2012 Jackson 5 Christmas Album was the only holiday album released by Motown family quintet The Jackson 5. Released in October 1970, the album showcased the brothers’ harmonies and vocals. Lead singer Michael Jackson…

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The Lovelites – 1970 – With Love From the Lovelites

Rip, research and review by Bac Posting & additional info’s by Nikos In 1969 UNI records, a rock and psychedelic music label, had the policy for a year to make alliance with Chicago producers to get hits in the r&b market. Maybe the goal was…

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David Ruffin – 1979 – So Soon We Change

Research & review by Raggedy Rip & posting by Nikos We welcome our new family member Raggedy, a very well known and respected Lady in the blogsphere,  who runs the amazing Soul of The 60’s & 70’s : Sounds of  The Soul blog, which you…

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Dorothy Morrison – 1970 – Brand New Day

Rip, Research & Posting by Nikos Although you have probably never heard of Dorothy Morrison, there’s a very strong chance that you will have heard her sing. She was the barely credited lead vocalist on the most popular gospel song of all time “Oh Happy…

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