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Bloodstone – 1973 – Natural High

Seminal work from Bloodstone, an album that may be the group’s best-remembered effort, and for good reason too! The album sets a whole new standard for harmony soul in the 70s,  one that’s tighter than some of the east coast groups, yet never too slick…

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The O’Jays – 1968 – Back On Top

Although The O’Jays Philly International recordings are always touted as some of their best work, we love this early material produced by George Kerr – with a sound that’s very similar to classic New Jersey groups like The Moments and The Whatnauts (and which also…

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Three Ounces Of Love – 1978 – Three Ounces Of Love

Three Ounces Of Love is an out of print Motown diamond of the late 70’s. Never released on CD. I would say most of the tracks are outstanding and mixed the classic Motown sound with late 70s disco. The title track may have been a…

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Joe Simon – 1974 – Mood, Heart And Soul

   Review by  RDTEN1 Risque cover there Mr. Simon …  By my count 1974’s “Mood, Heart and Soul” was Joe Simon’s  tenth studio set in eight years. Continuing his collaboration with long-time producer Brad Shapiro, as good as Simon’s voice was, by the time this…

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Holland Dozier Holland ‎– The Complete 45s Collection: Invictus/Hot Wax/Music Merchant 1969-1977

The legacy of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland is filled with some of the most popular songs ever written:  “Stop! In the Name of Love”, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)”, “Baby, I Need Your Loving”, “You Can’t Hurry Love”,…

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Mark Radice ‎ – 1976 – Ain’t Nothin’ But A Party

Here’s Mark Radice’s The Whole World Ain’t Nothin’ But A Party, a nice little obscurity by a successful yet under-the-radar songwriter. Check out his website for a who’s who of pop stars that have covered his songs from Streisand and Cheap Trick to The Muppets…

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Marlena Shaw – 1979 – Take A Bite

Marlena Shaw has had a long and diverse career: Soul singer on Cadet, Jazz singer on Blue Note, Soul and Disco singer on Columbia, then Supper Jazz singer to this day.  She can sing everything successfully and, unlike others, she doesn’t blush about her Disco…

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Natural High – 1979 – Natural High 1

Rare and Killer from beginning to end Modern Soul/Funk album. A brilliant album of smooth soul with great instrumental, for this group from Mississippi, released on Chimneyville Records / Malaco in 1979. Natural High recorded his best tune “I Think I’m Falling In Love With…

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Double Exposure – 1978 – Fourplay

Killer Philly sound on Salsoul produced by Norman Harris. Philadelphians Leonard Davis, Joe Harris, Chuck Whittington, and Jimmy Williams were Double Exposure, one of the more prominent groups on the mighty disco label Salsoul. The quartet was one of the most soul-steeped on the roster. This…

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Passion – 1979 – Passion

This must be one of the most erotic sleeves to be ever produced.  The cover only is worthwhile a lifetime search. No doubt about that. But what to say about the music? As we expected; lots of strings, few vocals, kickin’ drums, and pounding baselines,…

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Bill Brandon – 1977 – Bill Brandon

This is another rare prelude gem. Bill Brandon’s only album from 1977. Bill Brandon is an R&B vocalist and multi-instrumentalist (trumpet, bass and drums),   who had a very modest career as a recording artist with around 12 singles released from 1967 to 1979 and…

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Mark IV – 1973 – Mark IV

A group soul treasure from the 70s – and one with a very unique feel! The Mark IV are more of a southern soul group than some of the bigger east coast acts that were dominating the charts at the time – and they get…

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The Heath Brothers – 1975 – Marchin’ On

An extremely rare LP. Check prices here The Heath Brothers was an American jazz group, formed in 1975 by the brothers Jimmy on tenor saxophone, Percy on bass, and Albert “Tootie” Heath bringing up the rear on the drums as well as pianist Stanley Cowell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tony Purrone on lead guitar and Jimmy’s son Mtume (Of “Juicy Fruit” fame)…

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Debra Hurd – 1983 – Debra Hurd

Super rare desirable and excellent SOUL FUNK FEMALE LP, produced by WAYNE HENDERSON Check price here In the words of the freestylemaniac: “IF YOU THINK THIS IS EASY TO FIND YOU ARE MISTAKEN  Debra Hurd is well known among boogie lovers for her one and…

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The Chapparrals – 1978 – Shake Your Head

Very hard to find and highly in demand holy grail soul funk lp composed by The Chapparrals in 1978. This obscure nine men combo from Atlanta deliver a heavy funk masterpiece including the killer downtempo hip funk track “Shake your Head” as well as the…

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Peace, Justice and Equality – 1976 – It’s Time

The Deceptions were nothing but the truth! A three piece vocal group formed in 1968 and consisting of Malcolm Mason, Jimmy Williams, and leader Daniel Goldstone, they released three phenomenal singles: “You’re Gonna Run To Me” recorded at Brockington & Guess Studios in Norfolk and…

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Peabo Bryson – 1976 – Peabo

Early work by Peabo – smooth soul with a sophisticated feel, but not as stiff and stodgy as his later work, which could sometimes verge on the adult contemporary side. Peabo’s voice has an honest soulful quality, and the album’s got arrangements by Gene Page…

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VA – The Essential Northern Soul Story

Tracks 1  The Inspirations – No One Else Can Take Your Place 2:08 Producer – Joey Jefferson Written-By – Huey Bell, Gibson, Ivey Written-By [Uncredited] – Bell 2 Bobby Treetop – Wait Till I Get To Know Ya 2:25 Producer – Benny Golson Written-By –…

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Smokey Robinson – 1973 – Smokey

Smokey is a tentative step forward, carrying clear remnants of Smokey Robinson’s latter-day music with the Miracles, which shouldn’t come as a great surprise considering that it’s anchored by “Sweet Harmony”, a tune he wrote about and for the Miracles but was persuaded by Motown…

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King Floyd 1969 – A Man In Love (1971 Heart Of The Matter)

By Dan Phillips New Orleans native King Floyd, III, grew up in the intense, post-WWII musical atmosphere of the city, which was heavily laden with the heady rhythm and blues and early rock ‘n roll that changed the world. Deciding to become a singer at…

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