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The Softones – 1977 – Black Magic

This album remind me of why i love good soul music! Often compared to The Stylistics, The Softones have a style that is truly ALL THEIR OWN. Turn the lights down low, cuddle up with your significant other, sip on your favorite beverage, and enjoy…

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The Stairsteps – 1976 – 2nd Resurrection

Has anyone ever heard the classic song “Ooh Child”? Surely it is one of the singular R & B jams of the 70s. That jam is often revisited in movies with a 70s theme (“Boyz in Duh Hood”, Spike Lee’s “Crooklyn” and later still in…

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Leroy Hutson – 1973 Love Oh Love & 1975 Leroy Hutson

Leroy Hutson had an amazing start to his career as a solo artist. He kept churning out one fine LP after another,with these recordings being his best. In fact it could be argued that all his work for the the Curtom label is essential listening.The…

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V.A. – Soul Diva Sessions

Classic 60’s & 70’s Ladies Soul with attitude   Comprising 30 tracks spread across 2 CDs, “Soul Diva Sessions” features an imaginative blend of familiar and obscure female voices. From soul music’s Premier League you’ll discover cuts by legendary figures like Aretha, Nina Simone, a…

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Sam Dees – 1975 – The Show Must Go On

One of the best 70s SOUL LPs – killer soul from start to finish. Sam Dees is one of the best under-rated soul artists & singer/songwriters of the 70’s, he recorded for SSS, Chess, Atlantic & Polydor. “The Show Must Go On” is one of…

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The Kay Gees – 1974 – Keep On Bumpin’ & Masterplan

The Kay-Gees’ greatest LP and far and away better than anything else they ever did! Grabbing up this one is like finding a lost Kool & The Gang LP from the early years which is no surprise, since Ronald Bell of the group produced it…

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Timi Yuro – 1964 – The Amazing Timi Yuro

Timi only recorded one album with Mercury, produced by Quincy Jones, arranged and conducted by Bobby Scott. It was her most “grown up” album she ever did and it consisted of several standards. The recordings are truly memorable, and it’s easy to understand why, of…

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Marva Whitney – 1969 – It’s My Thing

Marva Whitney is a true legend among funk fans for her raw and powerful performances on classic cuts like ‘Unwind Yourself’ a Root Down dancefloor favourite. Along with fellow divas Lyn Collins and Vicki Anderson, Marva made her name singing with the James Brown Revue…

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C.J. & CO. – 1977 – Devil’s Gun

This is a great find for Disco and Funk lovers, very difficult to be found on mp3 especially 320@. This is a fine vinyl rip. A disco-fied up-tempo funk – recorded for Westbound during their Atlantic years, and featuring some very strong production by Mike…

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Bettye Swann – 1969 – Don’t You Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting me?)

A treasure of late 60s southern soul from the great Bettye Swann, this is her 3rd and final album (2nd for capital records, after she jumped for the indie Money Records).Sadly, the move didn’t turn Bettye into the major star Capitol no doubt expected to…

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The Dynamics – 1969 – First Landing

Another Lost Soul Classic Hailing from the Motor City, The Dynamics have mixed their soulful sound with some southern flavor and created First Landing. Backed by some incredible grooves, this is a rare treasure whose luster will bewitch fans of soul music. Managed by Aretha…

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VA – Miami Sound – Rare Funk & Soul From Miami, Florida 1967-1974

In 2003, the UK’s Soul Jazz label released a superb collection or rare and previously “lost” hard funk classics from Miami’s fertile music scene of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The album was titled “Miami Sound: Rare Funk & Soul from Miami Florida 1967-1974,”…

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General Caine – 1978 – General Caine (Let Me In)

  General Caine released several fine albums from the Mid Seventies until the mid Eighties. In the same vein as Captain Sky and Bootsy Collins, Mitch McDowells group released some good examples of the genre, without receiving the recognition the tracks, obviously, deserved.   Tracks…

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Timi Yuro – Hurt The Best Of Timi Yuro

  When I heard for the first time this VOICE  I was shocked, I also thought she was black. She is the best female early 60’s vocalist by far.   Two of her songs still remains fabulous to me “Hurt” & “What’s a matter baby“. Her…

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Syreeta – 1972 Syreeta / 1974 Stevie Wonder Presents Syreeta

The first 2 Motown albums by the lovely Syreeta both of them recorded under the supervision of her partner Stevie Wonder! The genius of these records is hard to describe accurately a sort of spacey soul approach that builds on the work of Stevie at…

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Clarence Carter – 1970 – Patches

A blind soul singer whose numerous hits of the late ’60s and early ’70s epitomized the Muscle Shoals rhythm blues sound, Carter hit the big time with his Atlantic single “Patches” (1970) and won a lasting place in the annals of Southern soul with others…

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Lorraine Ellison – Stay With Me The Best Of Lorraine Ellison 1966-1973

You keep ask me for more Lorraine Ellison and here it is. The definitive compilation: 23 songs from 1966-1973, including three non-LP singles, three unreleased cuts from an aborted 1970 session at Muscle Shoals, her only two charting singles (“Stay with Me” and “Heart Be…

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Lorraine Ellison – 1969 – Stay With Me

Prepare yourselfs for a record which blows your mind. I keep listen to it and every time i love it more and more. Quite simply, the title track will make your hair stand on end. Think of Aretha Franklin crossed with the “River Deep, Mountain…

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The Crown Heights Affair – 1975 – Dreaming A Dream

What can you say about one of the most influential disco sounds of the seventies? When disco broke through the crown heights affair took the new york dance floors by storm, studio 54 led the way and this album is a classic. Seminal 70s work…

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Dobie Gray – 1973 – Drift Away

Soul? Country? Pop? or all of them in a fine blend? Dobie Gray never had the consistent recording career that, judging from his output, he surely deserved. Poor promotion, contract difficulties, bankrupt record labels…something always seemed to creep up and crush his career in its…

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