All Albums

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Dorothy Moore – 1976 – Misty Blue

A pivotal moment in the development of southern soul – as the album was one of the first really big hits to come out of the growing Malaco scene in Jackson, Mississippi. The style of the record is a mix of older female southern soul…

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Andy Bey ‎– 1974 – Experience And Judgment

Classic album of wicked funky deep jazz vocals!  Andy Bey is well known through his association with saxophonist Gary Bartz – his mellifluous barritone graces several of Bartz’ most sought after LPs from the early 70s – but it’s on this solo album that he…

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Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – 1970 ‎– Express Yourself

A masterpiece of messed-up LA funk – and one of the crowning moments in the career of Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band! Charles and crew do an excellent job with all the tracks – most of which are more open ended…

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Betty Everett ‎– 1969 – There’ll Come A Time

A great near-lost slice of Betty Everett’s career – material recorded for Uni Records, in the years after her first big hits on Vee Jay! The sound here is a lot more soulful than on earlier albums – more grown-up and sophisticated, yet also retaining…

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Alton McClain & Destiny – 1978 – Alton McClain & Destiny (It Must Be Love)

 Rip and Research by Mr.Moo Posting and additional info’s by Nikos  Sweet late 70s modern soul from Alton McClain & Destiny – a great little female vocal trio with a sound that ranges from lightly funky to soaringly soulful! The group kind of follow in a tradition started…

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Lavern Baker – 1970 – Let Me Belong to You

 Brilliant later work from Lavern Baker – material recorded years after her bigger fame at Atlantic Records, but with vocals that are still equally sublime! The set’s got a very different feel than the blusier styles of before – and features wonderful Chicago soul production…

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The Artistics – 1967 – I’m Gonna Miss You

 The Artistics I’m Gonna Miss You originally released in 1967, is a superb example of vocal group soul, in a similar vein to the Chi-Lites and Four Tops, highly collectable as an original. A Chicago R&B and soul group discovered by Major Lance, the Artistics…

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The O’Jays – 1977 – Travelin’ At The Speed Of Thought

 Review by Andre S. Grindle When I first discovered this album at the now defunct Borders Book & Music over a decade ago,I was already very familiar with the O’Jay’s vast catalog of albums. This was in the bargain bin and you could imagine the thoughts…

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The Fuzz – 1971 – The Fuzz

One of the best female harmony groups of the early 70s – even if they only ever cut this single album! The Fuzz have an open, earnest style that really takes us back to group soul of the decade before – yet they deliver their…

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Jack Ashford – 1977 – Hotel Sheet

One of the coolest club records ever cut – and one with a great gimmick too! That gimmick is the “hotel sheet” – an instrument created by percussionist Jack Ashford, which is a light piece of metal that’s snapped back and worth to create these…

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Ecstasy, Passion & Pain – 1974 – Ecstasy, Passion & Pain

Seminal early disco work from Ecstasy Passion & Pain – a group with a much harder soul approach than some of their counterparts on the 70s Philly scene! Singer Barbara Roy really gives the group a wonderful sound here – working with a level of…

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Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party

  We wish you and your families Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year 2015. Peace and Blessings!  One of the coolest Christmas compilations we’ve seen in years – a package that’s filled with rare funk and soul singles from the 60s and 70s –…

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Rufus Thomas – 1972 – Did You Heard Me?

One of the best funky LPs by Rufus Thomas – recorded in the early 70s with backing by The Movement and The Bar Kays, and with a good raw Stax sound on most cuts! Rufus is certainly in the “funky ” mode here – doing…

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Carol Woods – 1971 – Out Of The Woods

A rare 70s soul set from Carol Woods – a singer who’s done a fair bit of work on the musical stage, but who has plenty to offer in this obscure debut album! The record was mostly cut in New York, yet only issued in…

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Jay Dee – 1974 – Come On In Love

 Review by Mark Brian Mathew The Maestro pulling strings and much more in the background, yet again. With Jay Dee’s one-off album “Come On In Love” there’s another rare and highly collectable piece of work indeed worth having it on the player if one loves a…

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Barbara Lynn ‎– 1968 – Here Is Barbara Lynn

A fantastic album of soul from Barbara Lynn – an oft-overlooked gem in the crown of Atlantic during their glory soul days in the 60s, and a singer with a raw soulful style that really deserved greater exploration! The album’s filled with wonderful original tunes,…

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O.V. Wright ‎– 1977 ‎– Into Something (Can’t Shake Loose)

A stone killer from OV Wright – a record that’s got all the raw, deeply soulful vocals we love in his early work – mixed with some wicked 70s Hi Records production from Willie Mitchell! Imagine an Al Green record, but with rawer vocals, and…

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Charles Cherell – 1974 – For Sweet People From Sweet Charles

A supremely fantastic album, and one that’s always woefully overlooked in discussions of James Brown’s incredible People label! Sweet Charles, Charles Sherell, was a great lost soul vocalist who had a voice that was warm and mellow, with a sweetness that was often missing from…

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Isaac Hayes – 1976 – Juicy Fruit (Disco Freak)

Review by Mark Brian Mathew Whenever reading about Isaac Hayes and his discography this is the album that seems to inspire most haters, and it took a turn for the worst, when this long out of print album was reissued on CD in 2009 along…

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The Baby Huey Story – 1971 – The Living Legend

With a psychedelic brand of soul and a vocal style that drew comparisons to Otis Redding, the 300-400 pound Baby Huey was set to break out of the Chicago scene with the release of his debut album. Unfortunately, his weight and taste for drugs resulted…

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