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Brother to Brother – 1974 – In The Bottle

First lp 1974 from the band ! Essential soulful cut !!! In-demand rare lp. Great groovy stuff including Brother to Brother’s fabulous cover of the Gil Scott-Heron track “The Bottle” done here with a cool flanged vocal chorus on the lyrics, and a tight jazzy…

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Billy Butler – 1977 – Sugar Candy Lady

One vinyl I always enjoy to come back.Really Groovy!!!!! and has that funky Leroy Hutson type soul vibe. ah!!! and what a cover…. No need to say much of this 70’s classic, the only one he recorded in the decade, for those are not familiar…

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Faith Hope & Charity – 1972 – Heavy Love (and) 1978 – (20th Century)

Faith Hope & Charity – 1972 – Heavy Love Their 2nd album (on Sussex distributed by Buddah Records) with the original line up. Brenda Hilliard, Zulema Cusseaux and Albert Bailey. Zulema left the group after the “Heavy Love” album, some sources say 1971 but it…

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Faith Hope & Charity – 1970 – Faith Hope & Charity (Maxwell)

Hard to find first LP by this east coast mixed male/female soul group that includes Zulema on vocals, along with two other singers. Production, arrangements, and a fair bit of songwriting by Van McCoy, with that good polished sound he was getting at the time….

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The Futures – 1978 – Past, Present and The Futures

Philadelphia International Records at it’s best. A fantastic album, you have been asking me to upload for a long time. I know how much you enjoyed their rare debut 1975 album “Castles In The Sky” on Buddah Records ( I originally posted in Lost In…

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RAMP – 1977 – Come Into Knowledge

This is another contribution from Groovy Emmanuel who i finally met in Athens a few days ago. This is the first record i choose from his collection (yeah! he gave me a lot of vinyl to be posted here). There’s mythical legend that followed this…

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The Temprees – 1972 – Lovemen

Sublime harmony soul from The Temprees one of the few southern groups who could really match the brilliance of the east coast scene of the time! Along with The Mad Lads and The Dramatics, The Temprees recorded some very sweet and soulful romantic ballads for…

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Sam & Dave – 1966 – Double Dynamite

Another spirited, soulful, quality release from one of the best soul act ever. Sublime early Stax work from Sam & Dave the kind of record that forever changed the way the male voice was used in group soul music! The rhythms on the tunes are…

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David Porter – 1970 – Gritty Groovy And Gettin’ It

His first LP on his own, with production by Isaac Hayes, backing by the Bar Kays, and lots of nice cuts that have a produced soul sound that’s similar to some of the stuff that Ike was doing at the time. Although he was best…

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Irma Thomas – 1964 – Wish Someone Would Care

A legendary soul album of the 60’s. The unrivaled Soul Queen of New Orleans. Take A Look at Irma Thomas and you’ll be taking a look at an outstanding talent. [[Irma Thomas]] is in that special category of recording artists who knows what the word…

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The Controllers – 1977 – In Control

The Controllers were among the most underrated and overlooked ’70s soul groups. They didn’t generate nearly as much publicity or have as much crossover success as fellow Alabama performers the Commodores, but their slow songs were far more earthy and explosive. Their reflective “Somebody’s Gotta…

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Curtis Mayfield – 1973 – Back To The World

This is another contribution by Groovy Emmanuel (i suppose you all know him) who express his feelings right away : “1973 and what is finally left behind after a long period of time in which so many youngsters were so far away. What’s Going On…

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Madeline Bell – 1968 – I’m Gonna Make You Love Me

Brothers and sisters, here is one of the best and respected (session) vocalists ever. You can not imagine in how many hits, great songs and albums she is behind. Madeline did back up for Dusty Sprinfield, and Dusty did background vocals (almost sounding duet-ish) on…

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Jean Knight – 1971 – Mr.Big Stuff

[[Jean Knight]] was a one hit wonder, but what a hit she had. Originally from New Orleans, Knight made her musical mark in Mississippi where Mr. Big Stuff was recorded at the Malaco Studios. Everyone should know the song with its catchy rhythm, horn line…

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The Softones – 1973 – The Softones

Here we are again with a special guest post from brother Vincent The Soul Chef . I suppose most of you know him from his amazing work in Fufu Stew  Blog. A vinyl collector and a true music lover who explains : Greetings from Fufu…

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The Beginning Of The End – 1971 – Funky Nassau

This album is a true classic, an absolutely perfect blending of soul, calypso, funk, salsa and afro beat that is impossible not to stay still while listening to! It will always put a smile on your face and is constantly entertaining throughout. This album is…

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Lou Johnson – 1969 – Sweet Southern Soul

A Southern Soul Masterpiece. Lou Johnson’s Sweet Southern Soul is a solid album of journeyman soul. Recorded in 1969 for Atlantic offshoot Cotillion, the mix of ingredients is classic: production by Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd, musical backing by the Muscle Shoals crew, songs by…

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Jackie Moore – 1973 – Sweet Charlie Babe

A classic set of 70s crossover deep soul recorded in the mode of similar work by Betty Wright or Laura Lee, and done with a similar mix of raw southern vocals and tighter production! About half the work was handled by the team of Dave…

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Marvin – Stevie – Sly and War

Marvin Gaye link Stevie Wonder link Sly and the Family link War link 4 Classic albums These artists and albums are beyond reviews and info’s. Four of the best records ever recorded in R’n’B Music. A fine @320 CD rip. Enjoy! Still on vacations. I’ll…

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The Moments – Greatest Hits

This is a surprise post. I do not usually post “Greatest Hits” but you keep seek for more of this beloved sweet soul trio. So this rare double LP contains almost every single of The Moments. “Love on a Two Way Street”, “Sexy Mama”, “Not…

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