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Betty Everett ‎– 1974 – Love Rhymes

She recorded for various small local Chicago soul labels, before she was signed in 1963 by Calvin Carter,A&R musical director of fast-growing independent label Vee-Jay Records. An initial single failed, but her second Vee-Jay release, a bluesy version of “You’re No Good” (written by Clint…

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Vernon Garrett ‎– 1975 – Going To My Baby’s Place

Though a traditional soul singer in style, song content, and vocal approach, Vernon Garrett is actually a California-based performer. He has recorded for several labels, without much commercial luck, since the late ’60s. His only R&B chart singles have been for Venture and ICA, both…

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High Inergy – 1977 – Turnin On

Maybe the best album ever from this late 70s Motown group – a set that’s got the girls really stepping out with a nice degree of power – in a groove that’s different than the usual female disco mode of the time! The record’s got…

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Ace Spectrum ‎– 1976 – Just Like In The Movies

A masterpiece of east coast harmony soul – and worth it for the title cut alone! Ace Spectrum are always pretty great, but on this album, they really bust out of the box with some of the most wonderful harmonies they’ve ever recorded – set…

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The Emotions ‎– 1971 – So I Can Love You

The Hutchinson sisters were an excellent gospel act billed as the Heavenly Sunbeams before they turned to secular material. This was their soul debut, and the title track was produced by Isaac Hayes and penned by Sheila Hutchinson. It was a nice bit of gospel-tinged…

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The 5th Dimension ‎– 1968 – Stoned Soul Picnic

The album marks the departure of the group from their All-Pop format, toward more soulful and searching material. Of course, the songs by Laura Nyro are the best example of this adventurous material…the title hit and “Sweet Blindness” sound glorious in this all-digital recording. But…

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Alphonso Johnson ‎– 1976 – Yesterday’s Dreams

Alphonso Johnson was one of the most known bassists from the mid ’70’s his contribution to the band he plays 3 years Weather Report is no doubt an important one. In WR period when still was a member he release 3 albums 2 in 1976…

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Genie Brown ‎– 1973 – A Woman Alone

Rare soul sister Genie Brown, of whom I was not able to find any info, recorded this very much sought-after white label promotional vinyl called ‘A Woman Alone’, on Dunhill Records in 1973. The song ‘Can’t Stop Talking‘ can also be found on the albums…

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Oby Onyioha ‎– 1981 – I Want To Feel Your Love

The perm and red lipstick wearing Oby Onyioha represented the flux of female singers leading the charge into the 80s after witnessing the 1-20years of Nigeria’s independence having very little female representation in music.  Armed with her toothy smile, the baby voiced pop vocalist was…

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Bobby McClure ‎– 1989 – The Cherry LP

Soul singer Bobby McClure has been credited with two gold singles, “Don’t Mess Up A Good Thing” on Chess Records with Fontella Bass and “Peak Of Love“; but never an album until he met up with legendary soul producer Jerry Williams Jr. (aka Swamp Dogg)….

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Love, Peace & Happiness ‎– 1972 – Here ‘Tis

Love, Peace and Happiness (LPH) were under the New Birth Umbrella created by Harvey Fuqua (the other entities were the Nite Liters and New Birth). LPH was Ann Bogan, and Melvin & Leslie Wilson(brothers), who also sang with New Birth, Bogan herself appeared on some…

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20th Century Steel Band ‎– 1975 – Warm Heart Cold Steel

20TH CENTURY STEEL BAND Warm Heart Cold Steel (1975 UK 9-track LP, featuring steel band treatments of the theme to Shaft, Papa Was a Rolling Stone, a dramatically brooding spoken-word version of Standing in the Shadows of Love, a party-down Land of a Thousand Dances,…

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Carla Thomas ‎– 1966 – Carla

Carla Thomas’ second album for Stax – one of the classiest Memphis albums of the 60s, and a record that has Carla serving up some great Memphis originals, alongside a few other bluesy classics that are given a more sophisticated approach! Paired with Stax writing…

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The Younghearts – 1968 – Sweet Soul Shakin’

Give this Bobby Sanders production high marks for effort. This is the Young Hearts’ first album, released on the heels of “I’ve Got Love for My Baby“, a midtempo love song featuring Ronnie Preyer’s falsetto and James Moore’s tenor/baritone swapping lead lines. Charles Ingersoll and…

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Soul Liberation ‎– 1974 – Soul Liberation

Soul Liberation was borne from the ministry of Tom Skinner, a former gang-leader turned evangelical preacher from New York City. Tom Skinner toured the United States doing revival-style “Crusades,” at first using local choirs and bands as his backup. He eventually decided to recruit a…

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Jermaine Jackson – 1973 – Come Into My Life

Jermaine Jackson has never gotten his props. During the Jackson 5 days, Michael’s high pitched and fantastically precocious, soulful vocals were anchored by Jermaine’s throaty, raspy tenor that somehow conveyed a kind of world-weariness from this teenager. Take a look at just one single. The…

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Clydene Jackson ‎– 1975 – Fresh

 Clydene Jackson is an accomplished performer, musician, vocalist, songwriter, and arranger. Her voice can be heard on numerous platinum recordings by celebrated artists, including Rod Stewart, Barbra Streisand, Michael McDonald, Patti LaBelle, and many others. Her vocal style and enormous talent crosses all musical genres.           …

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Donna Washington ‎– 1980 – For The Sake Of Love

Aided by a colorful cast of players including Nathan East, Patrice Rushen, Harvey Mason, and Leon “Nduga” Chancler, soulful siren Donna Washington’s debut album is an unaffected smattering of equal parts up-tempo R&B-funk grooves and mellow ballads. Her roots are firmly planted in the church,…

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Harvey Mason ‎– 1975 – Marching In The Street

Mason has played on literally hundreds, possibly thousands of records, from the 60’s to the present. Everything from solo efforts like this one to Whitney Houston records in the 80’s. Jazz-funk chops are way out front on this outing and it holds shelf space nicely…

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Edwin Birdsong – 1975 – Dance Of Survival

Tripped out funky soul from the great Edwin Birdsong – a rare indie album released between his years at Polydor and Philly International! The set’s got a wilder sound than any of his other work – kind of a righteous funk set for the dancefloor…

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