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Anthony & The Imperials – 1966 – Payin’ Our Dues

Brooklyn’s Little Anthony And The Imperials are best known for their mid 60s sweet soul ballads ‘Hurt So Bad‘ and ‘Goin Out Of My Head‘ though on the Northern scene they’re revered for the much more energized ‘Better Use Your Head‘.  The group’s mentor Teddy…

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James & Bobby Purify – 1967 – James & Bobby Purify

In the mid- to late ’60s, the Florida-bred soul duo James & Bobby Purify were frequently compared to another dynamic R&B act of the day, Sam & Dave, which is easy to understand given how often they covered Sam & Dave’s tunes (and how James & Bobby’s producer, Papa Don Schroeder,…

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Apple And The Three Oranges 1970 -75 Free And Easy

The Complete Works 1970-1975.  Soul and funk from Los Angeles drummer/singer/songwriter Ed “Apple” Nelson and his band.  Superb re-issue of funk & soul from the New Orleans outfit. Clear nods to some of the funk heavyweights of the era, but with a distinct sound of…

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Booker T. & Priscilla – 1972 – Home Grown

Priscilla Coolidge was an American recording artist and sister of singer Rita Coolidge. Between 1969 and 1979, she was married to Booker T. Jones, who produced Coolidge’s first solo album, 1970’s Gypsy Queen. Then the pair collaborated as a duo on three albums: 1971’s Booker T. & Priscilla; 1972’s Home Grown; and…

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Jimmy McKee ‎- 1978 – First Time Out

A SOUGHT AFTER FUNKY SOUL-JAZZ RELEASE FROM DETROIT ON THE CHAMPION RECORD LABEL ….  Original U.S. Pressing of this great 70’s Jazz Funk LP The  work of keyboard player Jimmy McKee from Kentucky who also served as a backing for famous artists such as Millie Jackson,…

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Martha High – 1979 – Martha High

Disco funk LP from longtime JB backup singer Martha High. James Brown on production. The funky Diva Martha High has been an integral part of James Brown’s life and career for more than 30 years: she was his backing vocalist, hairdresser, payroll master and his…

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Jimmy Briscoe And The Beavers ‎- 1977 – Jimmy Briscoe And The Beavers

Discovered by music promoter Paul Kyser at a talent show in Baltimore in the early 1970’s, five young men from Baltimore inspired by the Jackson 5 and calling themselves Jimmy Briscoe & the Little Beavers made quite an impression with the public; which led to…

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The Persuaders ‎- 1976 – It’s All About Love

Any work with Norman Harris should stand for something. This album features, the groups some of the best work with ballads like “who will it be tonight” and “I need love“. To add some sweet sing along up tempo work, the group kills it with…

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Howard Johnson – 1982 – Keepin’ Love New

 Howard Johnson Keepin’ Love New is an ESSENTIAL album for anyone that ever loved the ‘Kashif/Paul Lawrence‘ sound of the early 80’s- tracks like Evelyn King’s -‘I’m In Love‘ or Melba Moore’s – ‘Loves Comin’ At ‘Cha‘ for example. If those ‘float your boat’, then you…

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Solid Solution – 1978 – Loving You

  Brilliant modern soul LP, an old favorite of mine and always on my play list. Rare and long out of print. Private press released by Silver Spoon a small independent label out of Detroit. Includes the wonderful modern soul sound of “L.O.V.E” and the up…

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The Fatback Band ‎- 1974 – Keep On Steppin’

The Fatback Band’s career started in the early 70s and lasted well into the late 80s. While they enjoyed a modicum of success, it was never on the same level as similar party funk bands like Kool and the Gang. Their first four albums are…

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Morning, Noon & Night ‎- 1977 – Morning, Noon & Night

Superb 70’s album. It came out with two different covers and is produced by the killer Michael Stokes, which can explain the quality of the album.  It is an exceptional album of funky soul, characterized by an extremely efficient production : battery up forward, tight…

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Carol Douglas – 1975 – The Carol Douglas Album

Best known for a pair of chart-topping singles that helped to define the disco era; singer Carol Douglas broke out of the starting gate in 1974 with the stunning “Doctor’s Orders”, reaching the #2 position on Billboard’s disco chart. Douglas made her album debut in…

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Magnetic Touch – 1977 – Falling In Love With A Dream

Long Out Of Print – Collectable!!!!!!!!!!!!! Including Falling In Love With A Dream the dreamy love song with that signature Patrick Adams/Greg Carmichael sound. Tracks A1 Falling In Love With A Dream 4:26 A2 You Got It 6:07 A3 Ain’t Gonna Be A Next Time 3:36…

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Prince Phillip Mitchell – 1979 – Top Of The Line

A classic set of smooth 70s soul from an under-recognized genius! A veteran composer, vocalist, guitarist, and pianist, Prince Phillip Mitchell’s roots are in vintage R&B, although he has achieved semi-cult status in Soul circles. Mitchell sang with both The Premiers and The Checkmates in…

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Rare Earth – 1969 – Get Ready

Despite the grandiose success of their hit single “Get Ready”, Rare Earth had a discography of brilliant albums…this being one of them. There is a nice rendition of the classic “Tobacco Road” and even nicer version of “Get Ready” (which runs for 20 minutes, entirely…

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Esther Phillips – 1972 – Alone Again, Naturally

Esther Phillip’s music just oozes with soul. Recorded in 1972, Alone Again, Naturally, is a perfect starting point for people who are new to her music. The album showcases her distinctly smokey voice that is just raspy enough to still be sexy. Think not quite Janice Joplin…

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Freda Payne – 1974 – Payne & Pleasure

This is Freda’s first recording after she left Invictus. It contains the R&B single It’s Yours to Have which I just love. I Get Carried Away is a beautiful ballad which should have been a big hit. Don’t Wanna be Left out in Rain is…

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The Facts Of Life – 1977 – A Matter Of Fact

A Matter of Fact is the second and last album by soul/disco trio Facts of Life. Produced by Millie Jackson, the album features a cover of Larry Santos‘ pop tune, “We Can’t Hide It Anymore“. “A producer usually doesn’t write liner notes, but never being…

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Al Wilson ‎- 1973 – Weighing In

American soul music veteran singer Al Wilson had his first big hit in 1968 with “The Snake” and remained strong on the charts throughout the late 1960’s and into the early 70’s. Al’s endearing style captured fans on both sides of the Atlantic and he…

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