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Mokie, J.J. & R.O.B. ‎– 1972 – Speed Of Light

Lamont Johnson in 1972 he helmed an ambitious independant soul-funk album called “Speed Of Light” by Mokie, J.J. and R.O.B. This time around, Johnson produced, wrote most of the tracks and played keyboards. The styles range from southern soul to orchestrated, string-and-multi-tracked vocal pieces that…

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Vivian Reed – 1976 – Brown Sugar

A mix of mid 70s pop soul styles with a dash of disco – still held together nicely by Vivan’s vocals! Horace Ott handled the arrangements, Hugo & Luigi produced, and titles include “Solid Rock”, “Baby You’re A Good Thing”, “OO Baby What You Do…

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Sylvia – 1976 – Sylvia

Perhaps it was the release of “Je t’aime (moi non plus)” in early 1969 that truly launched an era of erotic and sexualmusic. Using the word ‘sexual’, I don’t mean ‘sexy.’ What is sexy is completely in one’s head – know this, if someone sells…

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Samuel Jonathan Johnson – 1978 – My Music

Stellar spiritual soul from Samuel Jonathan Johnson, an artist who only ever cut this one full album (in 1978 for Columbia Records) during his career, an album we’d rank right up there with the best ’70s work by jazzy R&B contemporaries like Roy Ayers or…

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Gregory James Edition – 1973 – Prophets Of Soul

Chicago soul on Brunswick from the ‘Gregory James Edition’, formerly known as the ‘Prophets Of Soul’ Massively mellow funk, heavy on the electric keys! The group’s led by the team of keyboardist Gregory Bibb and guitarist James Norris – with the former working through a…

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Ray, Goodman & Brown – 1979 – Ray, Goodman & Brown

The “sweet” soul trio of Harry Ray, Al Goodman, and Billy Brown scored several hits for All Platinum/Stang Records in the early ’70s as the Moments before they became Ray, Goodman & Brown in 1978. They moved to Polygram, where their poignant ballad “Special Lady”…

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Deborah Washington ‎– 1978 ‎– Any Way You Want It

A Philadelphia vocalist who has done better (or at least achieved more recognition) as an actress than a singer, Deborah Washington recorded this LP for Ariola in the late ’70s. It was heavily produced and arranged in prototype disco fashion, but contained some sassy, at…

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Honey & The Bees ‎– 1970 ‎– Love

Considered as one of the “Holy Grails” of female black soul albums, the scarcity of the album outweighs the less than 29 minutes contents easily. This is kind of like listening to a 60’s girl group artifact (The Supremes an example) released in 1970 when…

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The Entertainers ‎– 1983 – The Entertainers

HMC Rare Private Modern Soul,  Hard-To-Find LP. Wonderfully groovy soul from The Entertainers – a group who’s recording here strongly for the beach music scene in the Carolinas, but who have an appeal that’s much more universal! The tunes are mostly in an upbeat, midtempo…

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Penny Goodwin – 1974 – Portrait Of A Gemini

A legendary bit of jazzy soul recorded by Penny Goodwin, an obscure female singer from Milwaukee. Penny has a warm style that is pretty darn nice on its own, but it’s made even better by the great arranger Richard Evan, who helped out a lot…

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Wee ‎– 1977 ‎– You Can Fly On My Aeroplane

Fantastic lost gem from the late 70’s.  Sexy as hell. Scoring the lives of small-time players, pimps, junkies, and prostitutes lurking around his simultaneously blessed and cursed existence, Wee mastermind Norman Whiteside lived in an entirely different Columbus than Capsoul’s Bill Moss or Prix’s Clem…

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Arthur Alexander – 1972 – Arthur Alexander

While Arthur Alexander made a name for himself as a songwriter and vocalist in the early ’60s, he was best known for the hits other folks had enjoyed with his songs (among them the Beatles and the Rolling Stones), while his performing career hit an…

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Cloud One – 1976 – Atmosphere Strut

 The studio-bound disco unit Cloud One made its debut in 1976 with the spectacular “Atmosphere Strut,” a drifting, blissed-out nugget of underground disco that featured a repeated female vocal refrain of “We’re gonna fly/Fly away.” More importantly, what made the song stand out from everything…

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Ofege – 1972 – Try And Love

The ultimate in West African psychedelic funk. The first of their kind, Ofege was a band of college students from St. Gregory’s College, in Lagos, Nigeria. I read somewhere that they were “influenced by Nigerian bands BLO, The Funkees and the Black Company as well…

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Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul – 1973 – Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul

Although the first track comes off as derivative of early ‘70s James Brown, this album is symbolic of the straight, tight funk that defined the early ‘70s. The only difference is that this album is more-or-less unknown even in funk circles. To my knowledge, this…

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Soul Dog – 1976 – Movin’ On

A Rare Beauty never released on CD. Check current prices here. Carl Marshall’s popularity has grown rapidly the last several years. But Carl’s actually given his all to the music world for over 30 years now. He grew up in the music streets of New…

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Adam Wade – 1977 – Adam Wade

American singer, actor and drummer Adam Wade began to pursue a recording career in 1959 while working as a lab assistant with Dr. Jonas Salk on the polio research team. He scored his first major hit with “Ruby” in early 1960, with a vocal style…

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Crispy & Co. – 1976 – Funky Flavored

Lafayette Afro Rock Band was a French funk rock band formed in Roosevelt, Long Island, New York in 1970. Though almost unknown in their native United States, they are now universally celebrated as one of the standout funk bands of the 1970s and admired for…

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Clyde McPhatter ‎– 1970 ‎– Welcome Home

Time couldn’t taint the most soulful sound of Clyde McPhatter, back in the U.S. after three years of polishing his already high-gloss, gifts in England. The “Lover’s Question” man, provides new answers with “Book of Memories“, “Anyone Can Tell” and “The Time Can Bind“, as…

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The Heartstoppers – 1971 – The Heartstoppers

A mega rare Soul album from the Heartstoppers. This seductive album released in 1971 and have long since disappeared into the annuls of Northern Soul folklore. This album is packed with awesome uptempo northern soul dancers and sweet soul ballads. Incredible stuff throughout. Check prices sold here….

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