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Dream Machine – 1981 – Dream Machine

When Norman Whitfield left Motown, his association with the Temptations ended as well. He started Whitfield Records, brought the Undisputed Truth along, and to many, produced them as eccentric versions of the Tempts. All good things come to an end, however, and soon the label…

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Ronnie McNeir -1976 – Love’s Comin’ Down

One of the greatest lost treasures on Motown – the rare third album from Ronnie McNeir, an artist who did plenty for the label back in the 70s, but only managed to ever get this one record released! The set’s a gem – arguably his…

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The Metro-Tones, Inc. ‎– 1973 – Get Together

Definately one of the rarest and funkiest Savoy releases and one that testaments the labels trademark quote ‘The Soul Sounds Are On Savoy’.  Top choice for soul, funk and gospel fans with Get Together, People Get Ready, Why Am I Treated So Bad only some…

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Van McCoy – 1975 – Disco Baby

This is it! The record that helped put disco over in a huge way, with a sound that would go on to be heavily imitated for years to come. Sweeping disco production from Hugo & Luigi arranged and conducted by Van McCoy, already a studio…

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The Three Degrees ‎– 1975 – Take Good Care Of Yourself

The Three Degrees were to the smooth, sophisticated Seventies what The Supremes were to the hot and heady Sixties. Both talented and beautiful, the Philadelphian Trio of Fayette Pinkney, Valerie Holiday and Sheila Ferguson truly were one of the most International Acts of the Era,…

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Danny Woods – 1972 ‎– Aries

“A RARE SOLO” effort from Danny Woods – a record cut away from Chairmen Of The Board during a stretch when the group had temporarily disbanded – and an excellent showcase for Danny’s strength on his own! Woods is really wonderful here – with a…

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Kellee Patterson ‎- 1973 – Maiden Voyage

This album was Kellee’s debut, and a great lite-jazz effort it was. With the exception of one track (“Soul Daddy (Lady)”), this still sounds current – not dated (it was originally released in 1973). Though, Kellee (former Miss Indiana) had the habit of attacking a…

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Linda & The Funky Boys – 1977 – Satisfied

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Sharon Cash – 1973 – Sharon Cash

Sharon Cash is best known for replacing Edna Wright in the 1976/77 edition of female soul group Honey Cone. With this new line-up fronted by Cash, they released the single ‘Somebody’s Always Messing Up a Good Thing’, backed by ‘The Truth Will Come Out’. But…

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Melba Moore ‎– 1970 – Living To Give

Tony Award winning and two-time Grammy nominee, Melba Moore’s enduring talent has earned her a rewarding career in recording, theater, television, music and film. For over 30 years, her powerful and beautiful four-octave voice has endeared her to music lovers around the world as a…

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Brother To Brother – 1976 – Let Your Mind Be Free

As far as ’70s funk bands go, Brother to Brother was never a major-league act. If Parliament/Funkadelic, the Ohio Players, L.T.D., Earth, Wind & Fire, Graham Central Station, the Commodores, Tower of Power, and the Bar-Kays constituted funk’s major leagues, you would have to call the…

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Betty Harris – 1980 – In The Saddle

Here’s a Saturday morning treat for y’all! Forty minutes of fierce and funky R&B from the Queen of New Orleans Deep Soul. These songs are raw and heartfelt and Betty’s incredible voice are perfectly complimented by Allen Toussaint‘s gritty production. With tracks like ‘Ride your…

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The Tymes – 1976 – Turning Point

Here is quite a rare offering from this 1976 re-vamped line-up of  The Tymes with an album entitled Turning Point which I ripped from an LP. The only recognisable name on the record is that of George Williams who is in splendid voice here as…

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100% Pure Poison – 1974 – Coming Right At You

With vocal interplay recalling the Temptations’ work with Norman Whitfield and a jazzy instrumental sophistication equal to the Blackbyrds, 100% Pure Poison certainly deserve the notoriety that their lone recording has garnered them. As a group of American servicemen stationed in Germany in the ’70s,…

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Monk Higgins ‎– 1972 – Little Mama

At the same time that progressive/psychedelic musicians were moving towards a jazz structure, and Miles and alumni were pioneering fusion from the classic jazz scene, the R&B/ Funk scene saw musicians incorporating a fusion of jazz with their style. I first became familiar with Allen…

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Hodges, James & Smith – 1973 – Incredible

  Hodges, James & Smith (HJS) was the brainstorm of producer/writer William “Mickey” Stevenson, Motown‘s A&R Director during their glory years. All Detroit natives, Pat Hodges, Denita James, and Jessica Smith were handpicked by Stevenson, though they each took different routes to get there. Hodges…

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O’Donel Levy – 1973 – Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky

The butt-squeezing cover should be enough to let you know that this is one funky album – but if that doesn’t get the message across, the grooves certainly do! O’Donel Levy plays tight and funky guitar, and also sings a bit on the set –…

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Labi Siffre – 1973 – For The Children

A really wonderful album from singer/songwriter Labi Siffre – a set that has him exploring a few more righteous themes than before, but still mostly stepping along in that more compressed pop of his earliest albums! The tunes are catchy, compelling, and done in that…

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Ezy & Isaac – 1974 – Soul Rock

  A super rare soul, afro-funk & rock LP, italian only issue! Ezy & Isaac are two brazilian boys and they recorded this obscure LP in Milan, Italy in 1974. You can find out here why this one is a real gem for collectors and…

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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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