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The Futures – 1975 – Castles In The Sky

The Futures were one of the most criminally underrated soul harmony vocal groups of the 1970s. Despite the greatness of their recordings, they failed to make it big. This 1975 release is deservedly viewed as a classic “Sweet Soul” album today although it went nowhere…

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Ace Spectrum – 1974 – Inner Spectrum

Ace Spectrum was one of the groups that never really had a chance, but those of us who had an ear for real music found them and remain loyal more than thirty years later. I still play this lp regularly. If you don’t own and…

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Chicago Gangsters – 1976 – Gangster Love

An extremely rare funky soul album never released on cd. A mix of funky tracks, ballads and grooves. A funky group with great albums in the 70’s but stayed unknown. This is a @320 vinyl rip of my original Gold Plate record with covers. Tracks…

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Carla Thomas – 1967 – The Queen Alone

Carla Thomas was to Memphis’ Stax Records what Aretha was to Atlantic: the label’s reigning matriarch. She is one of the most respected singers of any era. Carla Thomas was more than deserving of her title “The Queen of Memphis Soul,” but she was hardly…

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Sister Sledge – 1979 – We Are Family

One of the greatest dancers … I mean, disco albums of all times! The Sledge sisters soulful vocals make this album a notch above CHIC’s own albums, the arrangements of piano, crisp rhythm guitar, thumping bass and a warm strings sound are timeless. Nile Rodgers…

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Pleasure – 1977 – Joyous

Sublime jazzy soul from Pleasure one of the greatest groups of the west coast scene of the 70s and a key force in defining the Fantasy Records groove of the time! Pleasure have a sound that’s head and shoulders above most of their contemporaries especially…

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Barrino Brothers – 1973- Livin’ High Off The Goodness Of Your Love

Excellent North Carolina-based quartet on Holland-Dozier-Holland‘s label. Another super rare release from the excellent Barrino Brothers whose 1972 single release ‘I Shall Not Be Moved‘ is one of the most sought after UK 45’s on the label. The LP can easily boast many more gems…

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Cameo – 1977- Cardiac Arrest

This album is one of the funniest and most funkiest of albums that have graced my turntable. Even though “find my way” and “rigor mortis” are danceable and funky, respectively, the ‘piece de resistance’ on this lp is the magnificently funky “funk funk”! what a…

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Silk – 1977 – Smooth As Silk

I had this treasure on mp3 for a long time, but I couldn’t find the vinyl. Finally my lucky day came a few days ago. One of the few soul LP’s at this disco label and seldom seen. A quality soul LP with harmony vocals,…

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Barbara Jean English -1972 – So Many Ways

An unknown gem, lost in the music lover’s collections. I finally discovered it and i am happy to share it with you. Great rhythm ‘n’ blues vocals from one of the sweetest singers of the early ’70s. Barbara Jean English notched another Northern soul hit…

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Alice Clark -1972 – Alice Clark

The Holy Grail of modern soul! This is an amazing soul album that’s highly prized among hardcore soul enthusiasts! Share in the secret and find out why this album is so highly regarded! This is an incredible album from the early 1970s. She’s kind of…

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Love Peace & Happiness -1971- Love Is Stronger

Big full sounding soul produced by Harvey Fuqua. Sort of in the hippie soul vein, but much more soul than hippie. Excellent and invigorating music that will lift the spirits of any jaded cynic. A solid last hurrah for Love, Peace & Happiness, the least successful…

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Black Ivory – 1975 – Feel It

Mmmmmmmm…… The sounds of sweet soul music stirring in the taste buds of hungry music listeners. Around the early 70”s, there were quite a few of these wonderful sweet soul groups such as, The Delfonics, The Chi-Lites, The Stylistics, The Fuzz, Chocolate Syrup, Soul Generation,…

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The Reflections – 1975 – Love On Delivery

I always was looking for this vinyl and finally I got my hands on it. A modern soul classic — and a darn hard record to find! The Reflections were an obscure male quartet with a sound that mixed deep soul vocals and smooth modern…

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Frederick Knight – 1973 – I’ve Been Lonely For So Long

Southern soul rarely if ever sounded so, so good. Simultaneously smooth and raw, “Lonely” has an immediacy that hits you where you live and then sticks around for a little while, taking up space on your sofa. Frederick Knight’s catchy “I’ve Been Lonely for So…

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Made In USA – 1977 – Made In USA

An obscure funky soul band with a sound that’s got touches of disco, but which is mostly uptempo soul with female lead vocals. Funky backing, and harmony vocals by the male members of the group. Here is funky and boogie soulful music backed by sweet…

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The Masqueraders -1975- Everybody Wanna Live On

A stellar vocal group who recorded some excellent singles in the 60s, and were fortunate enough to be pulled into the big time by Isaac Hayes for his Hot Buttered Soul imprint on ABC! The band mixes their smooth Memphis style with some tighter arrangements…

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Maxine Weldon – 1975 – Alone On My Own

Another one of those artist who had no success back at the glory days of soul and funk. But the lady had a voice…. At the same style like Marlena Shaw and Esther Phillips (work on the Kudu label during the early 70s) with jazz…

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Masterfleet – 1973 – High On The Sea

Here is a group in their only LP. It is funky and boogie from 1973 and It’s got that instrumental bit of that dream sequence, the harp and the sea coming in. Unfortunately I can not find any review or more details but I am…

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Little Beaver -1974 – Party Down

One of the few really fantastic albums to come out of the Miami scene of the seventies! The great Little Beaver lays down some righteous guitar and heavy vocals over a cool spare backing groove on cuts like “I Can Dig It Baby”, “Money Vibrations”,…

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