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Benny Johnson ‎- 1973 – Visions Of Paradise

A heavily in demand soul album from 1973. Originally released on the cult New York label Today, this album has all the hallmarks of the great Memphis Hi sound (Al Green etc) and features the Julius Brockington United Chair Band. One of the album’s slow…

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Noriko Miyamoto With Isao Suzuki – 1978 – Push

A famous Japanese rare groove classic album by the great singer Noriko Miyamoto and jazz bassist Isao Suzuki. Dreamy mid slow soulful jazz funk. Tracks A1 Monologue 5:23 A2 Stella By Starlight 6:47 A3 Everything I Have Is Yours 6:51 B1 Push 4:13 B2 Cadillac…

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The Rimshots ‎- 1976 – Down To Earth

The Rimshots were an American funk and disco band, popular in the late 1970s. The group started out as the house band for the labels All Platinum Records and in particular, Stang Records in the early 1970s. The (then nameless) rhythm section recorded for the artists signed to the company (including Hank Ballard, Donnie Elbert, Shirley & Company, Chuck Jackson, Brook Benton, Solomon Burke,…

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Nino Ferrer – 1974 – Nino And Radiah

Nino & Radiah is the most elegant, relaxed and soulful approach to 70’s US groovy vibe/New Orleans funk made in France at that time. You can find here the members of LaFayette Afro-Rock Band  aka Ice , that got notoriety in the parisian music scene ( with…

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Debbie Taylor – 1972 – Comin’ Down On You

I’m actually really surprised that the name Debbie Taylor hasn’t come up for me before.  She’s a funky soulful lady with some great grooves and major pipes.  She’s got one heck of a range and she isn’t afraid to scream and damn does it sound…

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Richard Paradise ‎- 197? – In Paradise

Monster rare Modern Soul on Solid Gold Another rarity, a superb Soul Funk LP, a sought after piece by collectors check prices here A killer selecta soul boogie disco funk with hidden treasures, featuring the amazing full length version of the ‘Patterson twins’ c/u Let…

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The Moments – 1971 – On Top

The Moments’ On Top is another winner for sure. Again, there is very little, if any, cover material to the best of my knowledge, for Robinson, and even the Moments again writing the material. “Lucky Me” is a sweet winner with an upbeat, positive tone….

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Funk Inc. ‎- 1971 – Funk Inc.

A killer instrumental album of hard organ grooves and funky basslines! This was the album that broke Funk Inc out of their Indianapolis scene, and made them a force to be forever reckoned with in the history of funky jazz. The album grooves hard in…

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The Artistics – 1969 – What Happened

Six slammin’ Artistics sides and four standards “artistically” sung make for some enjoyable listening. The Chi-Lites’ “Price of Love” is sung in Marvin Smith’s natural voice, distinguishing it from the original falsetto version. Gary Jackson’s “Yesterday’s Girl” remains one of their more enduring recordings. The…

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Geoffrey Stoner – 1973 – Watch Out

A very rare, overlooked 1973 LP, fet. Philip Upchurch on guitar,  includes the superb ‘Bend Your Head‘,  killer tune with attitude! Never released on CD. G.Stoner is a singer/songwriter who (with the help of some excellent musicians) gives most of his tracks a soul/funk/r&b-treatment, sometimes with…

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Bill Fredericks ‎- 1977 – Love With You

A rare 1977 smooth soul album covering 12 of the Bee Gees’ hits, arranged and conducted by John Cameron. Including a stunning cover version of  “To Love Somebody” and the wonderful smooth “Charade“.  Bill Fredericks was one of the many featured vocalists with the Drifters. While…

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Little Anthony & The Imperials – 1973 – On a New Street

Wonderful work from Little Anthony, a great update to his smooth 60s harmony sound with The Imperials! Anthony wisely employs the use of two of 70s top harmony arrangers on the album, using Thom Bell on one side, and Teddy Randazzo on the other, both…

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Fantastic Four ‎- 1971 – The Lost Motown Album

Motown lovers/aficionados will be licking their lips in glee on this one – and with damn good reason. Supposed to have been issued on the Motown subsidiary label Soul SS-722 in early 1971 – the vinyl album “How Sweet He Is” by THE FANTASTIC FOUR…

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Gwen Guthrie ‎- 1983 – Portrait

Gwen Guthrie is best known for her number one R&B single “Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ on But the Rent“, a popular self-written bouncer. A prolific songwriter and a good pianist, she also penned “Supernatural Thing” for Ben E. King and “This Time I’ll Be Sweeter” for…

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Leon Haywood – 1976 – Intimate

An intimate record from Leon Haywood, but one that’s still got his sense of groove nicely in place – at a level that has the singer really warming up to a new sort of modern soul style in the process! There’s still some of the…

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Jerry Washington – 1973 – Right Here Is Where You Belong

An excellent soul album on Excello, darn hard to find, and just about the only one we’ve ever seen by Jerry Washington, who had more of a “behind the scenes” influence at the label. The record’s a great mix of southern soul styles, with some…

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The Crusaders – 1976 – Those Southern Knights

Apart from the title’s terrible pun on the Glenn Campbell hit of the mid 70s, this album’s a real treat – a very soulful batch of smooth funky jazz tunes by The Crusaders, who by this point have fully emerged to claim the throne of…

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Lowrell – 1979 – Lowrell

Lowrell Simon aka Lowrell was a member of Chicago soul group the Lost Generation and also had an ’80s hit with “Mellow Mellow Right On“, which has been the source for numerous raps and samples, most notably Massive Attack‘s “Lately,” Markie Dee, and Chicago rapper Common. His solo debut Lowrell (released fall 1979)…

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The Chambers Brothers -1969 – Love, Peace and Happiness

The brothers seemed to really believe in the title track’s message, and they earned style points by including white drummer Brian Keenan, making them one of the few racially mixed American bands. This album, originally released as a double LP, is half studio and half live….

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Philadelphia International Records 12″ Singles

Groundbreaking soul, funk and disco moments from the supremely seminal Philadelphia records hit-factory of producers Gamble & Huff, Dexter Wansel, McFadden & Whitehead, and Teddy Prendergrass to name but a few. This compilation includes well-known faves such as The Jones Girls ‘Nights Over Egypt’ and…

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