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Webster Lewis – 1978 – Touch My Love

Webster Lewis was a fine pianist, clarinetist, conductor and arranger. Although born in Baltimore, Webster Lewis moved to Los Angeles in the mid 1970’s. Prior to his move, Webster played the live circuit, cutting ‘Live At Club 7’ on Counterpoint Records, a three track live album that…

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Keni Burke ‎– 1977 – Keni Burke

An Amazing album all the way through. Highly Recommended. Definately one on my favs. Don’t sleep brothers and sisters Just listen to the clips Keni Burke is one of the most talented musician/songwriter/vocalist, who never achieved the recognition and success he deserved. His voice was…

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Kokomo – 1975 – Rise and Shine

Kokomo is a British band whose members were prime exponents of British soul in the 1970s.  They released three albums, and the second Rise & Shine was described as “the finest British funk album of the 1970s” Formed in May 1973 by Tony O’Malley and Terry Stannard,…

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Mighty Doug Haynes – 1974 – Mighty Doug Haynes

An obscure soul singer, who brings his own style to soul classics. A heck of a great little soul session – by a singer we never heard from again! Doug Haynes hailed from the New York scene of the early 70s, and managed to cut…

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Mike Lundy – 1980 – The Rhythm Of Life

Mike Lundy was part of the fecund soul and funk scene that graced Hawaii in the late 70s and early 80s, though with little or no promotion, his few releases sank without trace, long forgotten until music writer Roger Bong began unearthing them on his…

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Instant Funk – 1976 – Get Down With The Philly Jump

First LP from Instant Funk including the killer funky instrumental tune “Get down The philly jump” and also ” so glad i’m the one” a very good modern soul tune from 1976. Great early work, cut back at a time when the instrumental combo was…

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The Staples Singers – 1965 – Freedom Highway

Freedom Highway Complete is a newly remixed, remastered and expanded edition of the live concert masterpiece recorded by the Staple Singers in April 1965 in support and celebration of that year’s historic civil rights marches from Montgomery to Selma, Alabama. Featuring previously unreleased performances, the…

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R.B. Hudmon – 1978 – Closer to You

Robert B Hudmon Jr was born on 6 August 1954 at West Point, Georgia and started his singing carer at a very early age. By the time he was 15 he was with Bill Lowery in Atlanta, with staffer Joe South doing most of the…

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Stephanie Mills – 1975 – For The First Time

A really unusual album from the young Stephanie Mills – not only because it captures the singer at a wonderful early point in her career, when she was still open to a rich range of expression – but also because the whole thing was written…

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Aquarian Dream – 1976 – Aquarian Dream

A fantastic Norman Connors soul-funk-fusion project. Amazing boogie funk with strong jazz influences all created for the dancefloor. Entire albums is good but East 6th Street, Guitar Talk and the dancer Phoenix stand out. A must have. An acclaimed jazz-funk/disco LP, this was the first…

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Patti Drew – 1967 – Tell Him

Patti Drew’s 1967 debut album “Tell Him” may actually be her least consistent, containing as it does 3 covers of Southern soul staples. It’s perfectly forgiveable,  as Capitol was still feeling around for a proper image for the recently soloed lead singer of the Drew-Vels,…

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The Sons Of Truth – 1972 – A Message From The Ghetto

The Sons Of Truth album is by far the most sought-after on Stax’s Gospel Truth subsidiary. Formed by Calvin Fair in Detroit – who went on to form Gospel Unlimited – they were very much of their time. The music they made was a frenetic…

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Mighty Ryeders – 1978 – Help Us Spread the Message

The birth of the Mighty Ryeders took place in April of 1977 (A.D.). Within a month after those first breaths, this gifted eight member group began setting the stage to be best or among the best recording and entertainment group of their time. With this…

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Beginning Of The End – 1976 – Beginning Of The End

One of the rarest funky records of all time – the hard-to-find second album by Beginning Of The End! This West Indian combo hit it big with their first album on Alston, but this second set, for some strange reason, never really got distributed –…

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Gloria Barnes – 1971 – Uptown

Gloria Barnes got her start as “Towanda” Barnes, releasing 45’s on both The Groovy Label in 1966 and A&M Records in 1969. “Uptown”, her one and only full-length offering, came two years later in 1971 on the somehat obscure, but vibrant Maple label. The Johnny…

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Big Black – 1971 – If You’re Diggin’ What You’re Doin’ Keep On Doin’ What You’re Diggin’

Soul/rock with some strong psych flavored moments, featuring fuzz guitar and lots of Afro/Latin rhythms. So this is what it was supposed to sound like!  Big Black’s “If You’re Diggin’ What You’re Doin’…” is a grin-inducing slice of early ‘70’s funk-rock that gives his conga…

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South Shore Commission – 1975 – South Shore Commission

  South Shore Commission’s claim to fame are the disco classics “Free Man,” “We’re on the Right Track,” and “Train Called Freedom.” All three were mid-’70s hits produced by Philly soul songwriter/singerBunny Sigler and included on South Shore Commission, an album released by Wand/Scepter in…

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Kitty And The Haywoods – 1981 – Excuse Me I’ve Got a Life to Catch

By George O’Leary The Chicago-based all-female trio – and then quartet – Kitty & The Haywoods (sisters Kitty, Vivian and Mary Ann at first – joined in 1976 by Vivian’s daughter Cynthia) – began their career singing commercial jingles in the area before hooking up with…

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Harold Johnson Sextet ‎– 1967 ‎– House On Elm Street

Incredibly consistent soul jazz LP that just grooves all the way through.  Had me scrambling to find their first LP as well which is as good as this.  Elements of the Blue Note label’s sound of the period can be heard on this as well….the…

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Eramus Hall – 1980 – Your Love Is My Desire

One of the last great soul albums on the Westbound label! Eramus Hall have a vague P-Funk connection – and according to legend, the band were given their name by George Clinton, who had seen a building in Chicago named Eramus Hall – but the…

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