All Albums

with reviews

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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The Moments – 1975 – Look At Me

I noticed that you love The Moments– throughout the late ’60s to the late ’70s, the Moments were one of the premier and loved groups in R&B – and keep asking me for more of their albums. So instead of giving you links in the…

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The Soul Children – 1971 – Best Of Two Worlds

This is a beautiful album from one of the greatest soul groups of all time! The Soul Children were a wonderful Memphis (Stax) vocal group with a two parts female/two parts male vocal style that just sounded incredible. All the members of the group were…

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First Class – 1976 – Going First Class + Bonus

Here’s another sweet soul must have album with very unique style. Those who like groups like Black Ivory, Main Ingredient, Blue Magic, O’Jays or Stylistics, do not miss this one. It is special. First Class, from Baltimore, only received sporadic play in the South and…

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Toussaint McCall – 1967 – Nothing Takes The Place Of You

The entire LP is in a soulful vein and everybody who likes deep, strong, soulful music that tugs at your heart will positively LOVE it! At times a stirring soul balladeer, organist/vocalist Toussaint McCall doesn’t have a lengthy string of hits. But his 1967 version…

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The 9th Creation – 1975 – Bubble Gum

Awesome record!!! A Rare Soul Funk LP !!! This is the original “Bubble Gum” RiteTrack LP of 1975 (sold later the same year to Pye In and released as “Falling In Love” with different cover – black with the lips). Includes the famous “bubble gum”…

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Johnny Robinson- 1970 – Memphis High

Deep soul gem from the Hi studios, produced by Willie Mitchell, in the style of Al Green, O.V.Wright, or Syl Johnson. Not much info’s can be found for Johnny Robinson, who begun his career with a superb deep soul ballad “it’s all over” which seems…

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The Whatnauts – 1971 Reaching For The Stars / 1972 – On The Rocks

The Whatnauts week ends up with 2nd and 3rd album which complete their discography. Both vinyl seems brand new (never played before) so are perfectly ripped on @320. The Whatnauts needed a better name. That’s the main thing. They most definitely had the chops, with…

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The Whatnauts – 1970 – Introducing The Whatnauts

A sweet soul masterpiece. If you like soulful harmony vocals, you won’t find a better album than this one! This is a stone cold group soul album, and the whole thing is a stunning bunch of cuts with beautiful George Kerr production, and incredible soaring…

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Barbara Acklin – 1968 – Love Makes A Woman

Barbara Acklin is one of the great lost soul singers of the late ’60s/early ’70s. A pop-soul vocalist in the vein of Dionne Warwick or Brenda Holloway, Barbara Acklin is best known for her R&B/pop hit “Love Makes a Woman” from the summer of 1968…

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Kimberley Briggs – 1972 – Passings Clouds

Here’s an album sooooooo rare!!!!. A collector’s item. But also a real gem. Nashville-born/Cleveland-raised singer/songwriter Dorothy Kimberley Tolliver is an unsung Southern Soul heroine to many collectors of rare and antique R&B records. Blessed with a powerful and tremendously expressive set of pipes. This is…

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Luther Ingram – 1972 – I’ve Been Here All The Time

Luther Ingram’s Week continues with his rare debut on koko label, 2nd contribution from Groovy Emmanuel. Luther, one of the greatest talents of his generation first got his start doing rougher, more fragile soul tunes but by the time of these 70s recordings, he’d really…

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Luther Ingram – 1972 – (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right

This is Luther Ingram’s week brothers as you have requested it! But first, let me say a few words how we’ve come here. I met Groovy Emmanuel through the comment section of this blog. His comments were of the most vital and interesting ever posted…

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The Staple Singers & Curtis Mayfield – 1975 – Let’s Do It Again

Rare 1975 original soundtrack LP with music for the comedy film composed by the legendary Curtis Mayfield (leader of the group The impressions). The Staple Singers perform the the vocals! Film starred Sidney Poitier, Jimmy Walker, Bill Cosby, with Sidney Poitier as the director. As Stax…

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Leon’s Creation – 1970 – This Is the Beginning

Leon‘s Creation hail from San Fransisco, they released this album on the small Studio 10 label. I think some people have a misconception that this is a funk record, I would classify it more as psychedelic soul ala Sly and the Family Stone. This is…

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New York City – 1973 – I’m Doin’ Fine Now

The title cut, “I’m Doin’ Fine Now” is the one that many of us know New York City by. An oldie from 1973, but still a great oldie. New York City was produced by Thom Bell, Wes Farrell and John Bahler. -New York City! The…

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Gene Chandler – 1970 – The Gene Chandler Situation

This is the Gene Chandler’s 1st album on the Mercury Label (available only in vinyl) and I must say it’s : “Groovy Situation”. Listening, over and over again to the album and looking back to the “Duke of Earl” and hearing a completely different sound,…

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The Lost Generation – 1970 – Sly, Slick And The Wicked

A killer album, from start to finish. Simple as that! A gorgeous harmony soul classic from 1970. Produced by Eugene Record of the Chi-Lites. Chicago soul vocal group the Lost Generation had their biggest hit with “The Sly, Slick and the Wicked,” a mellow ballad…

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