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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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