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Inner Life – 1979 – I’m Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair)

A new week and the weather is getting warmer, so let’s change the mood and the music style. Let’s cheer up and dance. While I was ripping this, I couldn’t stop dancing. Brothers this is Inner life’s debut album. Inner Life spawned a handful of…

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The Impressions – 1969 – The Young Mods’ Forgotten Story

The quintessential Chicago soul group, the Impressions’ place in R&B history would be secure if they’d done nothing but launch the careers of soul legends Jerry Butler – Curtis Mayfield and Leroy Hutson. But far more than that, the Impressions recorded some of the most…

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Dexter Wansel – 1976 – Life On Mars

I have already admitted that i adore Philly sound and here is a fine example of this greatness. Dexter Wansel’s music is pure genius, a jazz/funk/soul concoction sure to please the musical senses. A fantastic bit of space age funk and easily the best album…

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Sylvia St. James – 1980 – Magic

To be honest a few months ago I had no idea who Sylvia St. James was. But my dear friend MsMerising reminded me she was first a member of Side Effect and that she had also released a great album in 1980 called “Magic”. MsM…

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The Chi-Lites – 1969 – Give It Away

This is the debut of one of the greatest vocal groups of the early ’70s. One of the pioneers of Sweet soul. Harder, more raw Chicago Soul, in the vein of Tyrone Davis’ recordings of the time. Not as slick as their following albums Give…

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Sweet Blindness – 1976 – Music You Can Ride On

A gem of a funky soul album from this great Canadian group, featuring the song writing help of American soul man Curtis Lee. There’s a lot of you who ask for it and finally here you can get it, brothers. The soul and jazz band…

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The Chairmen Of The Board – 1970 – The Chairmen Of The Board

One of the most accomplished soul acts to emerge from Detroit in the early ‘70s, Chairmen Of The Board helped to put Invictus Records on the map with a series of pop and funky R&B hits on both sides of the Atlantic. Suprisingly good rockin’…

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O.V. Wright – 1973 – Memphis Unlimited

A masterpiece of deep Southern soul. Listen to O.V. wail over the fading bars of Nothing Comes To A Sleeper – spine-tingling stuff. Simply amazing that no one has sought to rerelease any of his albums on CD yet. Hard-driving soul produced by Willie Mitchell….

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Sound Experience – 1974 – Don’t Fight The Feeling

Plain and simple, if you’re a fan of funk and ’70s soul, this great group belongs in your collection… they were a fantastic “live” group (with the horns, funky clavinette, big afros and all) who did a great job at carrying their sound into the…

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Bobby Patterson – 1972 – It’s Just A Matter Of Time

It took me years to find a NM copy of this excellent record. Rare and famous this 1972 disc from overlooked Texas soul man Patterson has a bit of everything, gliding freely between easy soul (“Recipe for Peace”) and down-home funk. One of our favourite…

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Breakwater – 1978 – Breakwater

A landmark set from a group who only ever gave the world two albums but who’ve gone on to have a huge influence over the years! This initial offering from Breakwater is a masterful blend of jazzy fusion and mellower soul a sound sifted together…

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I am Back

Hi, everybody. Finally i am back with a new blog. A totally R'n'B, Soul, Funk, Disco, Groovy blog. All my posts to Lost In Tyme Blog (1,5 years work) can be found below. From now on I can promise 2-3 new posts every week. I…

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The Southside Movement – 1975 – Moving South

Heavy heavy funk from this lost Chicago group an undisputed powerhouse in the mid 70s, and one of the city’s few funky combos to really break out to a national audience! The album’s the group’s second, and is oddly even more obscure than their first…

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Etta James – 1968 – Tell Mama

A must have for every soul brother and sister! Everything is perfect here, the chemistry is right, Etta swindles from the sheer contempt of “Tell Mama”, to the poignancy of “The Love of my man”, to the exuberant “Security” and the moving “I’d rather go…

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The Smith Connection – 1972 – Under My Wings

A sublime bit of east coast soul and the only full album ever cut by this heavenly-voiced trio! The group have a sound to rival the best of their contemporaries on the harmony soul scene, one that floats along on a light pillow of strings…

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First Choice – 1974 – The Player

Their classic second record, and a pivotal album in defining the east coast uptempo sound of the mid 70’s. Rochelle Fleming and the gals sing in soulful harmony style, while Norman Harris and Vince Montana lay down some heavy uptempo grooves. Includes their classic “scolding”…

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Bettye Swann – 1967 – Make Me Yours

Bettye Swann has an amazing voice & delivery. The sound quality is great as are the arrangements. One more fine example of how Soul Music manifested itself across America in the 60’s; each region with it’s own amazing signature. Only shame is the Pop Charts…

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Freddie Scott – 1967 – Are You Lonely For Me?

This is a masterpiece of Deep Soul. Incredible voice. If you’re a 60’s R&B fan and by chance you’ve never heard “Are You Lonely For Me” you need to rectify that NOW. Freddie writes some good tunes, sings with utter authority and actually tops Solomon…

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Eddie Kendricks – 1972 – People …Hold On

Surely one of the most impressive albums to come out of Motown during early 70’s was “People – Hold On”, only the second album from Mr. Eddie Kendricks since his split from The Temptations some three years ago. He is noted for his distinctive falsetto…

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Bunny Sigler – 1975 – Keep Smilin’

A philly classic, and you know that I adore philly sound. So what we have here? Bunny Singler (singer – writer – producer ) with Norman Harris and Instant Funk! These three are enough for such a great record. You can put the needle on…

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