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Ronnie Sanders & Vicky Barbour – 1984 – Lady Luck

RARE LOCAL KANSAS, Show Me records MODERN SOUL PRIVATE PRESS Check prices here This album is an absolute killer modern soul album. The best song of the album is the typical soul song “Lady Luck“. This album was released in the Hitbound series which features…

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Formula V – 1977 – Phase 1

Keyboardist/producer Charles Richard Cason is best known for his Rich Cason Orchestra of the early ’80s and for his contributions to electro-funk and West Coast hip-hop; it was Cason who wrote the music for Captain Rapp’s sociopolitical 1983 cult classic “Bad Times (I Can’t Stand…

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The Holiday Express – 1976 – Lady In The Rain

One of the rarest Soul albums ever right here. Released in Early 70’s Self  label , Inc Nice Cover tune “Take Five“,  also of note is Mellow Soul  “Lady in The Rain“. A truly exceptional soul album all around, and one that rarely shows up these days. This independtly released LP…

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Hamilton Bohannon – 1973 – Stop & Go

Hamilton Bohannon’s finest record concocts sensuous funk grooves from daring arrangements boasting tripped-out wah-wah guitars, punishing basslines, and massive drum breaks. In short, a sampler’s wet dream. While later Bohannon discs would veer too far into the realm of up-tempo disco, Stop and Go favors slower,…

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Lim Taylor – 1974 – You Hear Me Knocking

Lim Taylor – You Hear Me Knocking 1974 Crossover Records. Released on Ray Charles newly formed Crossover label it’s one of only a few lp’s released on the label that aren’t by Ray, all of which seem to be pretty hard to cross paths with…

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Roshell Anderson – 1974 – Introducing

An Obscure R&B Vocalist Better Known For His TV Work As A News Anchor As recording artist Roshell Anderson (born on September 16, 1952 in Bogalusa, Louisiana but raised in New Orleans) this R&B vocalist has to rank among the most obscure recording artists of…

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The Temptations ‎– 1980 – Give Love At Christmas (flac)

This is one of the most classic R&B Christmas albums ever recorded.  The Temptations come steppin’ in prime form. With a chiming introduction, “Give Love on Christmas Day” is an uplifting jingle showcasing Glenn Leonard‘s unwavering falsetto on lead. “Everything for Christmas” has mellifluous background…

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The Temptations – 1970 – Christmas Card (flac)

The Temptations began things by taking a kid’s song and transforming it into a funked-out and rollicking Yuletide hoot — making this celebratory, but not entirely reverant, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” the high point in their first holiday release, 1970’s The Temptations Christmas Card. Also…

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Sugar Billy – 1975 – Super Duper Love

Sugar Billy’s 1974 original recording of “Super Duper Love (Are You Diggin’ on Me)” released in  as a single from his 1975 album Super Duper Love. It was made famous when English soul singer Joss Stone covered the song’s part one for her debut album, The Soul…

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Johnny Mayes – 1979 – Just A Few Facts Of Life

Now, here is a a pretty rare goodie, check prices here, never released on CD. Privately pressed in 1979, written by Johnny Mayes and composed by Dement Ormond Jr, with George Puleo on guitar. An uptempo, modern soul adventure – lots of hidden gems here. Rumoured…

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The O’Jays – Home For Christmas

Holidays, foods, celebrations and music are the sights, smells, tastes and sounds of family traditions. For me and my family Christmas has officially arrived with the last belch of the Thanksgiving day meal and the first notes of the O’Jays Home for Christmas. I Can…

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Eddie Gale – 1969 – Black Rhythm Happening

A Gem. Essential Funk/Soul/Jazz. The original vinyl LPs go for big bucks on Ebay. Black Rhythm Happening (the second Blue Note album by Eddie Gale) was released in 1969 and includes jazz heavy weight Elvin Jones on drums and sax man Jimmy Lyons. This is…

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Letta Mbulu – 1973 – Naturally

What an extraordinary voice Letta Mbulu has and the two openers (especially “Afro Texas“) are thrilling inviters for a quite unknown album and singer. Everything here smells to early/middle 70’s, the loud brass section, the afro-funk and soulful expression, even a tearful ballad (“Saddest Day”…

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Maze featuring Frankie Beverly – 1977 –

I first heard this album in the fall of 1977. I immediately fell in love with it.  The entire album comes highly recommended for some good soulful, listening. Here are my favorite picks and why I have selected them. The very sensual “Lady of Magic”…

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Ruby Andrews ‎- 1970 – Everybody Saw You

Chicago soul singer Ruby Andrews scored her first hit in 1967 with “Casonova (Your Playing Days Are Over)” which rose to #9 on the US R&B charts. In 1970 she released the full length album ““Everybody Saw You”” which included an update to her first…

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Betty Padgett – 1975 – Betty Padgett

Who is Betty Padgett? This is the question record collector and DJ Shane Hunt (aka DJ Sureshot) kept asking himself when he discovered the Betty Padgett self-titled 1975 debut LP while browsing through a dusty back room at a Los Angeles record store. “There is…

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Luther Ingram – 1976 – Let’s Steal Away To The Hideaway

This is the third Luther Ingram’s recordings for KoKo Records. Like his previous albums, was recorded in Muscle Shoals, and, with their classic Southern Soul sounds, was probably something of a last gasp of a type of music that was, in the late 70’s, rapidly…

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City Limits – 1975 – Circles

Not one of the most famous groups on the Philly scene – but a great one! The band’s got a two-male/two-female harmony sound, with some nice jazzy inflections that remind us of similarly-structured groups, like Side Effect and Creative Source during their Polygram years. The…

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Linda Clifford – 1977 – Linda

This album is the debut outing for Linda Clifford, Curtom Records’ answer to Donna Summer. Although Clifford would soon become a well-known disco diva through hits like her over-the-top remake of “If My Friends Could See Me Now“, this set is a surprisingly low-key affair…

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Black Sugar – 1971 – Black Sugar

A latin funk classic Black Sugar, the brainchild of Victor “Coco” Salazar and  Miguel “Chino” Figueroa, was formed in 1969 under the name Los Far Fen, mainly because the group had a Farfisa and a Fender amplifiers as their only electronic amplification equipment. Los Far…

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