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Arthur Conley – 1967 – Sweet Soul Music

One of the all-time soul classics from Atlantic  the fantastic debut of singer Arthur Conley, introduced as a protege of Otis Redding, who also produced the record! The sound is similar to Otis’ own work, but often a fair bit rawer and Redding works here…

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Candi Staton – 1969 – I’m Just A Prisoner

Recorded at Rick Hall’s Muscle Shoals studios, this set embodies the essence of Southern soul — a hybrid of country, R&B and the blues. This long-out-of-print set features the novelty tune “I’d Rather Be An Old Man’s Sweetheart (Than A Young One’s Fool)” and a…

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Hamilton Bohannon – 1975 – Bohannon

Wicked uptempo funky instrumentals from the great Hamilton Bohannon! The record captures him at a perfect point  when he was taking advantage of the changing dancefloor scene to open up his groove a bit, but before he got lost in some of the triple-time tempos…

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Michael Orr – 1976 – Spread Love

“Spread Love” was originally released in 1976 on the Detroit based Sunstar label. Largely ignored when it was first issued, it has since gained cult status among soul collectors worldwide. Inspired by the musical vision of Quincy Jones, Michael Orr and bass player Carey Harris…

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The Originals – 1969 – Baby I’m For Real (aka Green Grow The Lilacs)

A classic set by The Originals one of Motown’s best second-generation soul groups, with a sound that rivalled the best of the indie sweet soul groups of the late 60s and early 70s! The album’s a delight throughout with a crackling, honest approach to group…

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Skull Snaps – 1973 – Skull Snaps

One of the most legendary funk albums of the 70s a real gem through and through, and filled with the best range of sounds the east coast scene had to offer at the time! The Skull Snaps only ever cut this one album during the…

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Spinners – 1973 – S/T / 1975 – Pick Of The Litter

Spinners – 1973 – Spinners One of the best soul albums of the ’70s owes its success to two men. First, there’s Philippe Wynne, the sweet-voiced lead tenor who joined the Spinners not long before the album was recorded in 1972. And second, there’s Thom…

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Patterson Twins – 1978 – Let Me Be Your Lover

Rare Modern  Soul  Holy  Grail. I had no idea of this record since i noticed that it was sold for 620 bucks on ebay recently and as you can see here never sold less than 350. It contains “Gonna Find A True Lover” a  brilliant…

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Sylvia Striplin – 1981 – Give Me Your Love

Sylvia’s debut gem comes to us via Roy Ayers‘ Uno Melodic label which he set up in the early eighties to showcase new talent that fitted his jazz-funk & boogie sensibilities. This LP showcases a real boogie/rare-groove masterclass from Sylvia Striplin. There are many classic…

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Sound Experience – 1975 – Boogie Woogie

Here is a wicked funky soul boogie lp which has some classic breaks which have been sampled by a lot of artists. Uptempo drum breaks funky beats with persussion and wah wah. Crazy samples and perfect club dj mayhem. About 3 dope tunes which are…

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The Stylistics – 1971- S/T / 1972 – Round 2

The Stylistics – 1971 – The Stylistics 1971, The Stylistics, a legendary Philly soul group drops the debut, a 9 track classic full of wonderful harmony-driven soul from the center of the heart. Russel Thompkins Jr. has one of the coolest, goosebump inducing fasetto voices…

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Spanky Wilson – 1968 – Doin’ It

A killer Mother Label Record ….. Stunning female soul LP with the monster funk club tune “you” & bad ass Wilson’s cover of “Sunshine of My Love“. TOP TOP TOP !!!!! A classic funky, jazzy soul rarity from Pittsburgh diva ‘Spanky Wilson’, produced and arranged…

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The Impressions – 1968 – We’re A Winner / This Is My Country

Curtis is easily and rightly recognized as one of the principal architects of soul music. He developed such distinctive styles out of his gospel backgrounds, that in turn contributed greatly to the shaping of black music in general, both acting as a member of The…

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The Brockingtons – 1971 – The Brockingtons

Awesome funk/soul album. Simple as that. Extremely rare early 70s album from Julius Brockington’s side group, featuring arrangements by a young Patrick Adams (later of P&P etc). Includes the often comp’d “I’ve Just Got To Know” and eight other tracks which range from smoothers to…

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Kellee Patterson – 1977 – Turn On The Lights – 1979 – All The Things You Are

Kellee Patterson – 1977 – Turn On The Lights – Be Happy Kellee Patterson’s rise into the public eye came in 1971 when she was the first black girl to become Miss Indiana when she entered the Miss America pageant with merits for her singing…

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Walter Jackson – 1976 – Feeling Good

The first of six “comeback” albums that this great Chicago soul singer cut during his second wave of recording during the late 70s! Walter had originally done some amazing work with the great Carl Davis at the Okeh label during the mid 60s and this…

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Lea Roberts – 1973 – Excuse Me, I Want To Talk To You

A mixture of smooth LA soul with some deeper tendencies. A few very good funky tracks but killer sweet soul otherwise, all arranged by Wade Marcus. Can’t really find any infos about her anywhere. This a rare album, her debut, which is much better than…

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Phil Spector – 1963 – A Christmas Gift For You

A Christmas Gift For You is probably the greatest collection of Christmas hits ever. Legendary producer Phil Spector and his “wall-of-sound” technique is perfectly suited to the music of the season, as he proves with layer upon layer of piano, sleigh bells, buoyant percussion, and,…

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Jimmy Lewis – 1974 – Totally Involved

A fantastic album of southern soul, and one that’s often overlooked in discussions of the genre during the 70’s. Despite the fact that it’s on the Hotlanta label which cut a fair bit of club-oriented work the record’s a great batch of mid and slow…

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Lou Courtney – 1974 – I’m In Need Of Love

One of the greatest soul albums of all time. Fans of Sam Dees will find plenty to enjoy here although the strength of this set has universal appeal amongst 70’s soul devotees. From the sweet soul ballads of ‘Since I First Laid Eyes On You‘…

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