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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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Ronnie Sanders & Vicky Barbour – 1984 – Lady Luck

RARE LOCAL KANSAS, Show Me records MODERN SOUL PRIVATE PRESS Check prices here This album is an absolute killer modern soul album. The best song of the album is the typical soul song “Lady Luck“. This album was released in the Hitbound series which features…

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Formula V – 1977 – Phase 1

Keyboardist/producer Charles Richard Cason is best known for his Rich Cason Orchestra of the early ’80s and for his contributions to electro-funk and West Coast hip-hop; it was Cason who wrote the music for Captain Rapp’s sociopolitical 1983 cult classic “Bad Times (I Can’t Stand…

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The Holiday Express – 1976 – Lady In The Rain

One of the rarest Soul albums ever right here. Released in Early 70’s Self  label , Inc Nice Cover tune “Take Five“,  also of note is Mellow Soul  “Lady in The Rain“. A truly exceptional soul album all around, and one that rarely shows up these days. This independtly released LP…

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Hamilton Bohannon – 1973 – Stop & Go

Hamilton Bohannon’s finest record concocts sensuous funk grooves from daring arrangements boasting tripped-out wah-wah guitars, punishing basslines, and massive drum breaks. In short, a sampler’s wet dream. While later Bohannon discs would veer too far into the realm of up-tempo disco, Stop and Go favors slower,…

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Lim Taylor – 1974 – You Hear Me Knocking

Lim Taylor – You Hear Me Knocking 1974 Crossover Records. Released on Ray Charles newly formed Crossover label it’s one of only a few lp’s released on the label that aren’t by Ray, all of which seem to be pretty hard to cross paths with…

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Roshell Anderson – 1974 – Introducing

An Obscure R&B Vocalist Better Known For His TV Work As A News Anchor As recording artist Roshell Anderson (born on September 16, 1952 in Bogalusa, Louisiana but raised in New Orleans) this R&B vocalist has to rank among the most obscure recording artists of…

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The Temptations ‎– 1980 – Give Love At Christmas (flac)

This is one of the most classic R&B Christmas albums ever recorded.  The Temptations come steppin’ in prime form. With a chiming introduction, “Give Love on Christmas Day” is an uplifting jingle showcasing Glenn Leonard‘s unwavering falsetto on lead. “Everything for Christmas” has mellifluous background…

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The Temptations – 1970 – Christmas Card (flac)

The Temptations began things by taking a kid’s song and transforming it into a funked-out and rollicking Yuletide hoot — making this celebratory, but not entirely reverant, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” the high point in their first holiday release, 1970’s The Temptations Christmas Card. Also…

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Sugar Billy – 1975 – Super Duper Love

Sugar Billy’s 1974 original recording of “Super Duper Love (Are You Diggin’ on Me)” released in  as a single from his 1975 album Super Duper Love. It was made famous when English soul singer Joss Stone covered the song’s part one for her debut album, The Soul…

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