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Cleveland Eaton – 1976 – Instant Hip

A record recorded after Cleveland’s more famous one for the Black Jazz label – but still with a nice funky feel, although the overall sound is a bit more produced. As with other albums from the time by Cleve, this one focuses on his funky…

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Silk – 1977 – Silk

A must have. The ’70s R&B trio Silk was one of the many groups to arrive from that genre in the wake of classic Motown and during the heyday of their native Philadelphia scene. The group was never as famous as most of their contemporaries,…

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Steven Boyd – 197? – Wild Wonderful Jazz Technique

Mellow, chill, and also quite funky! That’s how I describe this album. Statler records used to put out albums that were driven towards rock, jazz, and disco instructional programs. Pressed in limited batches, these private recordings are hard to put your hands on, and found…

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The Ultimates – 1978 – The Ultimates

The Ultimates Very Rare Sweet Soul LP 1978 Graham International Records GIR-1978.  KILLER sweet soul. “I Just Can’t Stand it” is a Sweet soul ballad with vocals to die for.  Written by Millie Jackson.  The album also contains “Girl I’ve been trying to tell you”…

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Brenton Wood – 1967 – Oogum Boogum

Brenton Wood’s classic album Oogum Boogum will be well received by many.  Fans of 60’s soul or southern R&B will digg his super smooth vocals (ala Curtis Mayfield) and tight band.   Brenton Wood’s charmingly unpredictable phrasing and his infectious sense of good times made…

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Allspice ‎- 1977 – Allspice

The only album ever from Allspice – but a hell of an incredible soul record – and one that’s kept the group’s name strong with collectors and rare groove fanatics for years! The album’s on of the best Fantasy Records productions by Wayne Henderson and…

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Maxine Nightingale ‎– 1976 – Right Back Where We Started From

At age 22, former Jesus Christ Superstar starlet Maxine Nightingale scored a major international smash with the driving R&B ballad “Right Back Where We Started From“. Pushed to greater immortality by its appearance in the Paul Newman movie Slap Shot, the song led into Nightingale’s…

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Don Gardner & Baby Washington – 1973 – Lay A Little Lovin’ On Me

Two older 60s soul stars team up in this early 70s album of sweet soul duets. Don had worked previously with Dee Dee Ford, and he’s going for a similar style here with Baby Washington – with both singers trading off vocals, and one usually…

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Hunt’s Determination Band – 1978 – Get Your Act Together

An obscure little funky group from Detroit, one with a tight ensemble sound that’s very much in the Earth Wind & Fire mode – complete with a really great horn section, plenty of bass-heavy grooves a the bottom, and a relatively spiritual feel that comes…

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Jupiter Sunset Band – 1977 – Disco Rhapsody

  ULTRA RARE in this condition / last LP of a band of French PROGRESSIVE who had a hit internationally in 1970 (Back in the sun) / though I’m not a fan of Disco this record is often very interesting / strange mix of Progressive,…

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Reality – 1972 – Reality

One of the best European funk ( dutch ) in afro brasilian funk groove vein. RAW INSTRUMENTAL FUNK !!!! with So many killer tunes, “Gachero”, “Mack One”, “High Winds”, “Acapulco Gold”… Exist too a brasilian pressing on Polydor out the same year. Reality band was…

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Lonnie Smith – 1977 – Funk Reaction

Great Jazz funk album, ‘Funk Reaction’ was one of the best albums released on LRC. Relaxed Jazz Funk grooves such as ‘When The Night Is Right’ and ‘It’s Changed’ vie with funkier instrumentals like ‘For The Love Of It’ and ‘Babbitt’s Other Song’. ‘Funk Reaction’…

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Edwin Starr – 1974 – Hell Up In Harlem Ost

An excellent blacksploitation soundtrack – and every bit as funky as any of Willie Hutch’s work for other Motown soundtracks at the time! Larry Mizell and Dennis Coffey help out on the instrumentation – giving the album an extra funky instrumental edge, one that takes…

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Quiet Elegance – You Got My Mind Messed Up

These 16 selections include 13 tracks from Quiet Elegance’s seven Hi Records singles (one track, “I Need Love,” was a B-side twice), with three extra tracks thrown in for your good pleasure. Acting independently, producers Dan Greer and Willie Mitchell whip up a batch of…

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The Headquarters – 1977 – Sweetie

Some seriously funky and soulful dance-floor filler noticeably South African music lurks under the very competent disco veneer of this album.  The Headquarters is certainly up there with anything Reggie Msomi and Almon Memela were able to produce at the time. Personnel: Peter Segona (tpt) Lemmy…

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Rance Allen Group – 1972 – Truth Is Where It’s At

An excellent album by Rance Allen – one of the most overlooked talents in Stax’s early 70s roster, and a real genius for blending his gospel roots with influences of the soul and funk scene of his time. Proof of this is the album’s great…

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Kool and Together – Original Recordings 1970-77

Blistering funk rock and raw, tightly grooving psych soul from small town Victoria, TX – trailblazing material from Kool & Together. This is an amazing anthology from Heavy Light/Light In The Attic that pulls together material from private press 45s the group put in the…

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