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Mel & Tim ‎- 1972 – Starting All Over Again

Mel & Tim were a classic Chicago soul vocal duo, recording in Muscle Shoals in the deep South for Stax and making records that fit comfortably next to those made in Philadelphia. It may sound incongruous, but their 1972 album, Starting All Over Again is…

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The Intruders – 1970 – When We Get Married

If you see a copy of this album, swoop it up because one day it’ll be a collector item. The lead singer for the Intruders on this is not Sam “Little Sonny” Brown, but Bobby Starr, an unheralded Philadelphia lounge singer. This is the only Intruders recording that…

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C.P. Salt – 1982 – C.P. Salt

 Rare Bay Area soul/funk LP…private press. Tracks A1 Memories (Of The Old Days) 3:24 A2 Flow Like Water 3:34 A3 Elevato 3:11 A4 C.P. Express 2:56 B1 Where Should We Go 3:37 B2 Crazy About You 3:13 B3 Bumper To Bumper 3:13 B4 Steppin On…

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Grupo Oz – 1972 – Grupo Oz

A rare pearl coming from Mexico, formed in the early 70s in the capital Mexico City. The “Grupo Oz” has released only one album in 1972, with little copies, making the group end in the same year.  An interesting mixing of styles, from funk rock,…

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Manhattans – 1974 – That’s How Much I Love You

Sublime work from The Manhattans – who are on top of the world at this point! The group’s harmonies are excellent, a bit rough in the best parts – ala Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes during the Teddy Pendergrass years – but also capable…

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The Pointer Sisters – 1973 – The Pointer Sisters

The fantastic debut of The Pointer Sisters – an album that’s a lot deeper than most of their crossover pop from years to come! At the time of the album’s release, the trio were a badass group of female singers on the Bay Area scene…

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Gene Harris ‎- 1972 – Gene Harris Of The Three Sounds

While jazz is deniably important, it’s not always accessible for everyone, but Harris welcomes the listener this outing, never too extravagant but never boring, always as much about the song as the solo, this teaches us not only about music, but about art and life…

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Zingara ‎- 1981 – Zingara

Rare Album Sought After For The Fantastic ‘Love’s Calling‘ as well as the Superb modern tune “Wonder Love“. Band Put together for this one off by none other than  Lamont Dozier who wrote and produced it all. Ja mes Ingram was the lead vocalist and…

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Yellow Sunshine ‎- 1973 – Yellow Sunshine

Yellow Sunshine is a funk band from Philadelphia (PA), formed by brothers Karl and Roland Chambers, along with namester Lester and Idress Young. Dexter Wansel and Ron Harding joined them a little later. In this configuration, the guys recorded only one album, released on the…

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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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