Black Magic – 1970 – Where Love Is

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Here is a very obscure LP from the turn of the seventies – a reminder of the invention and freedom that Black music embraced during this period – the theatrical stylings of bands like Rotary Connection and the complex arrangements of Charles Stepney. Black Magic served as rhythm section to Sonny & Cher both on record and stage, and exude a spirited exhuberance, curling their youthful hands round a Friends Of Distinction ethos and injecting it with a concept-lead staged musical affair. This is really an amazing find, my friends.

This is a @320 vinyl rip (supplied by Nikos) of the original LP including covers.

Tracks

A1 Where Love Is (2.38)
A2 Mama Says (2.37)
A3 Black Bottom (2.38)
A4 Miss Jessie (3.15)
A5 Kimu (4.03)
A6 Aunt Adele (2.50)
B1 ‘Tater Man (2.50
)
B2 Faces On A Bus (2:18)
B3 Vacant Lot (2.55)
B4 Pershing Square (2.57)
B5 Before It’s Done (2.59)
B6 Echoes Of Love (2:37)

Review by Trakbuv

Black Magic – certainly a new act to me. A fiesty sextet – 3 guys, 3 gals. Delving deeper into the individual talents on display unearthed an amazing pedigree to this forgotten outfit. Instantly familiar to me was Jerry Peters, the highly gifted producer, arranger, writer and keyboardist (check his solo LP Blueprint for Discovery‘ from 1972) for the likes of Jerry Butler, Brainstorm and The Sylvers. From what I have gleened, Annesther pictured on the back cover may not be the same as the person pictured on the front sleeve – who is Marva Holliday.  Annester Davis (sometimes referred to as Anne Ester) worked on many soul and Jazz LPs as backing vox with the likes of Gene Harris and Phyllis Hyman. She also reunited with Jerry Peters on a jazz LP by Manfredo Fest (‘Manifestations’, 1979). Marva has a more detailed history (here). She had cut one solo single on GNP Crescendo (‘It’s written all over my face’) – which is apparently quite big on the Northern Soul circuit – prior to joining Black Magic. What she also brought was her lyrical prowess in helping to pen 3 of the songs on the album. Unfortunately she left the group just prior to the release of the album to have a child, hence the change in personnel between the two faces of the sleeve.

Jerry Peters, Greg Poree and his sister Anita are all over Friends of Distinction’s ‘Real Friends’ LP of the same year, including one of their biggest hits, ‘Love or let me be lonely’, one of the greatest songs ever written IMHO. Anita Poree also collaborated with Leonard Caston (of Caston & Majors fame) over at Motown, writing songs for the likes of Eddie Kendricks in particular (‘Keep on truckin’, ‘Girl you need a change of mind’, etc). Greg went on to become a session guitarist. I could not find any info on the remaining two members, bassist Wayne ‘Dark Gable’ Douglass and actress/model/singer Niggy d’Oberoff (the ‘Black Twiggy’).

Built around the mould of The 5th Dimension & The Friends of Distinction, with a theatrical concept styling that was so delicious around the beginning of the 70s, this is as much an experience as a collection of radio friendly plastic. They translocate us to the middle of the ghetto, unsurprisingly, with an exquisite mosaic of rhythms and sounds. Each track has it own character while piecing the parts of a larger jigsaw. We kick off in fine style with a sunny group harmony number‘Where Love Is, immediately confirming the link with The Friends Of Dimension, sorry, The 5th Distinction. Things become a little funky with the reminder that ‘Mama Says’ and you better take heed – sucker ! A very confident baritone lead and a very nice track. ‘Black Bottom’ is a little novelty number recalling a bygone era. And the rhythmically challenging ‘Miss Jessie’ carries a familiar woe and gives it an attitude that is refreshing. Very clever and accomplished. ‘Kimu’ is theatrical soliloquy that could only fit as part of the puzzle – and as such is a brave inclusion. ‘Aunt Adele’ is a vibrant tale of the wise tale teller – surely an inspiration for the album’s structure.

For me, Side Two is much more conventional as a listening experience and is far more instant and successful for it. It really is an awesome testimony of how this failed to ignite the hearts and minds of the record buying public in its day. Such a shame. We start with the glorious ‘Tater Man’, a very mature ode given a throbbing insistence of the invisible man working on the street. ‘Faces on a bus’ is absolutely gorgeous and again a familiar series of stories given an edge by its inspired structure. The concept behind ‘Vacant Block’ is brilliant – and another highlight. The front cover has the back of Anita displaying the word ‘Sex’ and the her brother’s foot ‘Strife’ in reference to a line in the song. Yeah – my eyesight really is that good !! Pershing Square’is a personal number for the band, and heralds the awaiting pinnacle of the platter. Saving the best for last !! ‘Before it’s done’ is the BOMB. Okay, some of the lyrics are a little twee, but overall well intentioned. Beautifully sung, beautifully captured – and probably my favourite. Vying for my attention though is the very next track, the strident and anthemic ‘Echoes of Love’. This is a fabulous way to end any listening experience – on a bold high note.

FMS is proud to bring this wonderful Black experience to a theatre near you – only those with a serious love of our music need enter. And enter you must.

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Question for a moment what would drive you to donate some of your leisure time to run a blog like FMS. For us, it is simple – to invite, share and educate as many people as possible to the awesome emotional ride of this wonderful music of ours. And in doing so, we hope to show respect for the original artists, most of whom never got the recognition they deserved when they offered up their hopes and dreams in the recording studio.

I guess, like all things in life, what starts out as a blessing can become taken for granted with time. However, I think we need to take a step back from time to time to remember what this is all about. And remind ourselves why blogs like ours exist, and continue to exist.

There is real danger right now of blogs shutting shop or going private – ours included – where a simple thank you may be all that is required to ensure its longevity. A simple thank you to demonstrate some acknowledgement of the effort to rip the original LP for your pleasure, and the care taken over our research and presentation – a simple thank you in honour of the original artists and their loved ones, who do read these pages – and a simple thank you to every one for ensuring this music never dies.

In recognition of this, we are offering ‘Black Magic – Where Love Is’ only to those who leave a comment. Try not to see this as some ego trip for our amusement, but as an opportunity to show solidarity behind our common musical love and recognition for all involved – including the artists. A simple thank you will suffice, but all comments are welcome, with the obvious exception of profanity.

So do not forget to leave a comment and fill in the box with your email (can be seen only by me) so i can send you the link.

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To everybody who has left, and will continue to leave comments , we are very grateful for your support and hope you enjoy the LP as much as we have here at FMS. Just to remind everyone how importantly the original artists feature in all our hearts, and the fact that they do read your generous words of praise, here is a comment left by Marva Holiday of Black Magic :

Thanks for sharing this LP with the world. I’ve enjoyed reading some of the comments and will print them out for Anita (my lyric writing mentor and long time friend).
I sang lead on one song that did not make the album. (No complaints. I had a great time writing and singing background :-)— Here is some more info for you:
Niggy (the black Twiggy) is singing lead on the beautiful “Before It’s Done.” Jerry Peters is the male lead on Tater Man, Faces On The Bus, Kimu, etc. He is also playing the clavinet on Kimu. Greg Poree, of course, did all the guitar work and also played the banjo on Black Bottom.
Anta is singing the lead on Where Love Is. She and Niggy were actors and they are the two voices you hear at the end of Miss Jessie (the first song I ever wrote.thanks to Anita’s coaching :-).
Though I left the group, my voice remained on the album. I’m the one who says “It would be groovy to see things from another point of view sometime” before we launch into “Vacant Lot”. Anita and I are singing the “grow flowers in my hair” refrain.
I sometimes think of redoing one of these songs. Maybe one day. Thanks again.

Please feel free to come back with your impressions of the album so Marva and Anita can appreciate why we have such a high regard for them and their peers.

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776 Comments
  • MLBmusick
    Posted at 00:38h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for this wonderful album. I’ve been looking for it. You’re the best

  • Themis Dassopoulos
    Posted at 00:42h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    How can we leave a comment without listening to the album first?
    I don’t believe a “thanks” is enough.
    Anyway, I believe this post will be as interesting as the previous ones!

  • Livinin
    Posted at 00:44h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for this rare record!

  • Themis Dassopoulos
    Posted at 00:56h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for the link & the album! One thing for sure: a lot of work and dedication is needed to maintain this kind of blog. Congratulations for the great job is in order. By the way, you won’t find a lot of comments on my part, I am not good with words. I prefer to show my appreciation in other ways. Thank you!

  • nikos1109
    Posted at 01:00h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Themis, thank you for your donation! You are very good with words. At least better than me.

  • Henry G
    Posted at 01:17h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    thanks and much love!

  • Matt
    Posted at 01:18h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    I came across your blog not too long ago and I love it! You have nothing but amazing albums! I would love to hear this one!

  • Papa Akuffo
    Posted at 01:20h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    just read your right up of this album and it sounds brilliant. Cant wait to hear it!

  • eugene keane
    Posted at 01:28h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Nikkos, a big thank you to yourself, Trakbruv and the rest of the team for your dedication and efforts. Yes, you have taken the right decision in asking for comments. I must be the first to acknowledge that I have downloaded from the site and not left comments and I offer my apologies. I won’t make excuses, but I will tell you that your music has kept keep an old soul boy sane. Nowadays all my music has been relegated to boxes in the attic and it is only through the blogosphere that I am able to keep a small flame of my love for the music alive. Your posts take me and my mp3 player on the commute to and from workand keep a smile on my face. I hope you will not feel the need to take the blog private….people should be still be able to “stumble” across your blog and drink from the well of beautiful, soulful, nourishing music…….maybe this way we will appreciate it before the well runs dry.
    Enough of my rambling. I hope you will grace me with the download link but if you don’t I will understand. In any case thank you once again for all the listening pleasure you have given me.
    Peace & Love,

    Eugene

  • JTF
    Posted at 01:29h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for the rip…

    Never heard of it, but it wouldn’t be the first time I found a gem thanks to you!

  • kd
    Posted at 01:34h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Amazing Blog you have. I Would love to hear the album. Thanks.
    Greeting from Berlin.

  • Regency
    Posted at 01:39h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    been looking for this for a while. very dope post. def one of the best blogs around. peace.

  • MoodSwingz
    Posted at 01:54h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    looks great… can’t wait to hear it

  • Mike Ev
    Posted at 02:00h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for the post. Looks dope. Cant wait to hear it.

  • js
    Posted at 02:07h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks,
    Early 70’s can’t go wrong.

  • k02
    Posted at 02:11h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks again Nikos

  • hank
    Posted at 02:20h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    a great job once again!!

  • el churrero
    Posted at 02:29h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    amazing! thanks… can’t wait :>

  • Mike
    Posted at 02:30h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Can’t wait to listen to this one!

  • Zer0
    Posted at 02:31h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    I am eager to hear this album. Thanks!!!

  • August
    Posted at 02:33h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Looks like a dope album, thanks for diggin’ up all that background info too, it really helps to have a context for the music…

    PEACE

  • Record Fiend
    Posted at 01:46h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Nikos,

    You guys have been posting some great stuff lately, and this one looks very interesting. I would love to hear it. Thanks.

    RF

  • tweedstereo
    Posted at 02:52h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    The joy of listening to heretofore unheard music is ALMOST unparalleled! Thank you!!

  • malkire
    Posted at 02:56h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    new to me
    can’t wait to check it

  • justin
    Posted at 03:05h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    thank you very much for uploading this!

  • dan
    Posted at 03:26h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Awesome review. I want to know Where Love Is (I want you to show me!) 🙂 I’m always dazzled by the overlooked (by me) albums you uncover, and am delighted whenever you post. Thank you!

  • Ernesto Nemesio
    Posted at 03:32h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thank you for posting this killer record and sharing!

  • bananamous
    Posted at 03:47h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    recently discovered your site. i feel lucky to have landed here. so much unknown to discover. thanks for taking the time and sharing all this.

  • xwiler
    Posted at 03:52h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    this website is my new favorite pasttime.. i have found some great music on this site i would not have ever been able to here before.. keep up the good work

  • JeremiaRed
    Posted at 04:33h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Hey, and what is even more funny is that the smoking dude in the left hand corner, Greg Porée, is now the guitarist on the US TV hit show Dancing with the Stars…

  • robert
    Posted at 04:33h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    thanks yo. i stay comin to this site. fire links all day

  • supa diesel
    Posted at 04:51h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    cant wait to hear this one…ive been following this blog for a few months and love everything you post up..keep up the good work!!!

  • Alex
    Posted at 04:53h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Great Post Can’t Wait To Hear It!

  • Makis
    Posted at 05:01h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Great write-up. It really builds anticipation for the download. Btw, thanks for all the other great music you’ve uploaded. This is def 1 of my fav blogs

  • funkyonfire
    Posted at 05:06h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    i must to hear it. so far you never disappointed me.im learn a lot from thanks to you. keep on the good work a keep the funky alllllllive…

  • Mr.C
    Posted at 05:10h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Just found out about this blog. Great music, keep up the good work!

  • Red
    Posted at 05:12h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    I’d like to say that your blog is really cool… loads of great albums I never even wouldve found unless i came here. Dont think i’ve heard of Black Magic but it kinda sounds familiar… thanks for this and evvveerrything else you post! Do I need to give you my email in this post?

  • wase
    Posted at 05:13h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    THANX FOR ALL THE ALBUMS, I LOVE THEM ALL

  • Mel
    Posted at 05:21h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    I always look forward to reading your posts. This is the music that I love and I know I can’t find these albums with such thorough reviews anywhere else. Thank you for taking the time to run this blog!

  • Jon F
    Posted at 05:33h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    This site always has the best music.

  • David
    Posted at 05:34h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    There is a really intersting interview with Marva on http://www.spectropop.com – thanks for sharing. I am looking forward to the Hodges, James and Smith posting – a much under-rated group.

    David

  • Dante
    Posted at 05:53h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Well, what can i say, thank you very much for your generosity and wonderful research,you make our lives better!

  • whoknows
    Posted at 05:58h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    ever since I heard about FMS from 4BB, I have returned again and again to educate myself and enjoy the bounty of you and the crews dusty discoveries. It’s inspiring to see a group of people come together with that weekly passion and spreadin some music to all of us who, well, would never have come across these albums, unless maybe by $ bin chance (which is always nice!) anyways, thanks Nikos and crew for bringin it each week, much respect and praise, peace from boulder!

  • Pr0blem child
    Posted at 06:14h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    I think i’ma need this for my collection first time i heard of these guys…. Propz, let’s Funkmysoul

  • skeme
    Posted at 06:40h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    very nice blog..never heard this group but cant wait to check them out..keep up the great work

  • B. reed
    Posted at 06:43h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Yeah I think Imma need this one! Thanks!

  • dee jay bird
    Posted at 06:45h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Love this blog another rare album i gotta check out.

  • jason
    Posted at 07:15h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    You are right about this record.its great

  • Eric
    Posted at 08:27h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Whats up my friend i totally agree with u on this a lot of people always forget to say thank u and remember those who really care so i just want to say from the bottom of my heart THANK U FOR EVERYTHING U HAVE DONE AND KEEP THE GOOD MUSIC ALIVE PEACE!!!!!!!

  • scott
    Posted at 08:31h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    thanks for all of the music you provide. you’ve really opened my eyes to a lot of great records.

  • dj june
    Posted at 08:35h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    thanks for all of your hard work. i’ve learned a lot about the artists from you and your site. keep up the good work!

  • Jeff
    Posted at 09:36h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Looking forward to this one thanks

    [email protected]

  • Richard
    Posted at 09:41h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    I love your posts, been lookin at you site for about a year now. Anything Jerry Peters is a must for me. Also, thanks for putting me onto the Detroit Emeralds, one my favorite posts of yours.

  • Dan Mumbles
    Posted at 09:44h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Hey man love the blog, have acquired so much extra knowledge i’m very thankful. Need to hear that black magic joint though…….

  • Nick
    Posted at 10:06h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Great upload… can’t wait to listen to it… thank you 🙂

  • Nick
    Posted at 10:07h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Don’t think my last comment posted, but sorry if it did… thank you for this!!

  • Purin
    Posted at 10:12h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    ty great help for good music

  • videogotz
    Posted at 10:25h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    i can’t believe that you have this LP i often wonder about.I use to check the complete ATCO catalog and i can’t wait listening to this. thanks

  • Mr Sam
    Posted at 10:46h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    My friend, I need it. I had so much pleasure to listen your posts… Waiting for that one too.
    Love.

  • ngoht
    Posted at 10:47h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Hello. 🙂 Could I ask for sending this album with a view to examining and evaluations?

  • jelmer
    Posted at 10:55h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks

    I Love this site and the music

    Great Work!!!

    Greetz from Holland

  • James Joint
    Posted at 10:32h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks man, it’s a must for me.

  • el-shivago
    Posted at 11:35h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Just great work ,great collection ,You have been saving my life a lot of times. Can’t wait for this one.

  • luis
    Posted at 11:44h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for this rare record!

  • mellowgangsta
    Posted at 11:55h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    I think if you follow this unbeliebale blog you don´t need a listening first before you give shouts to the crew. THESE GUYS YOU CAN TRUST!!!
    everythings fine and sounds quite well from the very first beginning.
    Nikos and Team – I thank you very much for hours of fun, joy, dancing and laughing, not to forget for educating.
    You´re the one and only.

    Peace brothers – keep on doin´

  • Lafayette
    Posted at 12:15h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Wow! 66 comments 🙂
    Where have you all been the past couple of months?
    Just kidding!
    Stellar post, Nikos…compelling write-up, T-Buv!
    Just need to give some props to Soulbrotha here as well – who actually paid some hard earned cash for a copy of the original vinyl some months back!

    All the best,
    Lafayette

  • croatoa
    Posted at 12:33h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    hi, and as usual thank you for this new post.
    I can’t really explain how much this blog helps me grow my musical knowledge. so thanx again.
    My suggestion for even a better FMS: why don’t write important books & dvds reviews??it may be helpful. And what about update the “other good blogs” list??some links are broken.

  • Alex
    Posted at 12:35h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Holy crap, awesome find! Can’t wait to hear this =]

  • soulmanray
    Posted at 12:56h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    could you send me the link please?

    i was reading a little about the group and album at

    http://www.spectropop.com/HOTB/marva/index.htm

    thanks for all that you do with an excellent blog

  • Simon666
    Posted at 13:03h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    hey guys, thanks as always!
    would love to hear this one 🙂
    simon

  • Jack
    Posted at 13:14h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Great site, thanks to you, i discovered a lot of dope stuff.

    Want to hear this one ! Can you send me the link please ?

  • nikos1109
    Posted at 13:16h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Laf, i firstly saw that record on a private blog. Then i had my mind on ebay and finally got it for 20 backs. it seems nobody know the real value!

  • free-m
    Posted at 13:20h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    oh my god…
    i’m waiting very long time that soul group!

  • free-m
    Posted at 13:24h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    send me the link please on my e-mail.
    it’s amaiizing group

  • alfonso
    Posted at 13:29h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    siempre me ha gustado tu blog, adoro el soul y nunca había oido hablar de este grupo. gracias por ponerlo, saludos

  • Sergej
    Posted at 13:32h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    I will love to hear this. Thank you.

  • free-m
    Posted at 13:45h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    my e-mail [email protected]
    send me link to me
    i will be very gratefull

  • Alex
    Posted at 13:45h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Black magic?

    I’m sure i’ve heard the name, but not familiar with the music.
    Judging from the description it sounds like my kinda music, early 70s funky soul.

    Just wanted to say thanks for all the amazing music, if you could send me the link when you get the time, i’d love to hear this one.

    THANKS!

  • ChewoBeats
    Posted at 13:52h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    You`ve stepped my “beat-game” up to the fullest – thanks a lot! I just can’t wait whats up next on the menu. Have a great day

  • manny
    Posted at 13:53h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    please and thank you.

  • Simple Spam
    Posted at 14:05h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thank you for this wonderful Album!

    Greets Simple

  • Eliot Wilder
    Posted at 14:12h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Been looking for this one for a long time! Thanks.

  • marc
    Posted at 14:15h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    This looks fantastic. Seen It In a few collectors lists. Keep Up the tremendous work

  • IncaRoads
    Posted at 14:21h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    You had me at “Stepney”…can’t wait to hear it! Thanks.

  • Michael
    Posted at 14:44h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    This must be great thank you in advance.Peace.

  • back
    Posted at 14:56h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    yo homie – it great rip – send me the link please – i hope on it dude! thx alot and again for this stuff and all yu doin! big up

  • Martini
    Posted at 14:59h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Nikos not only for this LP but for running the whole blog and taking Your time to share great, sometimes forgotten albums. Your work is much appreciated!!! 🙂 Peace. my email: [email protected]

  • Martini
    Posted at 15:14h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    once again thanx in advance. cant wait to hear it

  • Oh
    Posted at 15:26h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    very curious about this album.. keep up the good work!

  • Simon666
    Posted at 15:35h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Back again after listening – this is one amazing album, a ghetto Fifth Dimension, amazing stuff! thanks a lot Nikos 🙂

  • Tjader
    Posted at 15:48h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    May i get a link please

  • Michael Gaines
    Posted at 15:55h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    thankyou

  • erberken
    Posted at 16:03h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thank you for all of your beautiful post. Finding this website reminds me of my youth and my uncle’s record collection. Such beautiful memories! This album was in his record collection but the lp was missing. I look forward to hearing this so much! Thank you!!!!!!

  • Jazzwhat
    Posted at 16:05h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for sharing, once again!

  • Mark
    Posted at 16:06h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for all your hard work, always look forward to your quality posts

  • Andrew Toth
    Posted at 16:09h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thank you for the wonderful music. Most of this is stuff most people would have no prayer of enjoying. It’s not reissued on CD, it’s not nothin’. And thanks to people like you it lives on.
    The choice here is not between paying for something and not paying for something (and something tells me if someone spends a lot of time here, they already devote unhealthy amounts of their income to purchasing music), The choice here is between music dying and living on. One love.

  • grrrro
    Posted at 16:41h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    please and thank u!

  • Alex Malone
    Posted at 16:47h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    You guys Always bring wonderful music to the table, You Guys are keeping this movement alive with your posts thank you.

  • Musical Genius
    Posted at 16:53h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Education in the form of music provided by a dedicated bunch! truly dope! Much respect!

  • Kev
    Posted at 17:12h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Ive been looking for this for so long.

    Keep up the good work,we all really appreciate it.

    I have found some diamonds on your blog,and cant thank you enough.

    PEACE.

  • RossyBoy
    Posted at 17:42h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Nice find, Nikos!
    A consistently great blog you have!

  • Seak
    Posted at 17:44h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thx! Gutta music.

  • Popville
    Posted at 17:50h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Very nice, thanks for resurrecting this. Marva Holiday was also a member of Black Magic and co-wrote 3 of the songs on the LP. From a conversation with Phil Milsteen over at Spectropop – here’s her Black Magic recollections:

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    Black Magic and Jobete

    After “It’s Written …” I joined the group Black Magic, with Greg Porée (who I’d met when he played guitar on the Crescendo session), his talented sister Anita, bassist Wayne Douglas, actress/model Niggy D’Oberoff (who’d been known as the “Black Twiggy”), and pianist Jerry Peters. Anita was my lyric-writing mentor. She wrote “Going In Circles” and “Love Or Let Me Be Lonely” for The Friends Of Distinction, and “Boogie Down” and “Son Of Sagittarius” for Eddie Kendricks. I recorded an album with Black Magic, Where Love Is, on which I co-wrote three songs. The record was presented much like a play. We were definitely ahead of our time.

    I left Black Magic prior to the album’s release, as I was pregnant. I moved, baby in tow, to the Bay Area, and enrolled in Merritt College as a music major.
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    Read the entire story here:

    http://www.spectropop.com/HOTB/marva/index.htm

  • David Lett
    Posted at 18:00h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    black magic is new for me, i have never seen or heard their record.But i must say this looks like a nice blog after reading your comments. Take a pat on the back for all the hard work you put into your blogs.

  • Pete
    Posted at 18:11h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Just want to say thank you, for this album, and for all the hard work you put in on each release you post, i’m one to not leave comments. Apologies. However your work doesn’t go un-noticed just because I don’t. I do understand you wanting people to post a short message though, so i hope this helps. THANKZ!

  • Dough Juan
    Posted at 18:15h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    This is the first time Ive ever seen this album and Im looking forward to hearing it. I have found countless gems on your blog and Im sure this LP will be no different. Thanks!!

  • GMoney
    Posted at 18:15h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    A big shot out from NJ. Thanks for the music. This is my favorite site.

  • shotaro
    Posted at 18:21h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    I’m very happy to listen these rare and amazing albums
    and have oppotunity to know about the artists.
    I’m sorry I always don’t leave comment,
    but I thank you every day.
    Please remember there’s many hidden fans who love your blog like me.

    Well, I don’t know this album, but seems to be nice!
    Would you send me the link?

    Shotaro from Japan

    Please remember

  • Buddah
    Posted at 18:28h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thx for this great album!!! peace from france!

  • Saaed
    Posted at 18:35h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Nikos….thanks so much for posting this album. But just as importantly….a BIG BIG thank you for all of the research that you do! Alot of guys don’t really understand how important the BACK STORY on the artists on these records is. There are so many inspirational lessons to be taught about those that came before us. Thanks again and cannot wait to enjoy! Peace!

  • Konstantinos
    Posted at 18:39h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    ΟΚ μερικές φορές ξεχνιόμαστε, άρα οι Black Magic είναι η καλύτερη αφορμή να ζητήσω συγνώμη που όλο δεν προλάβαινα να γράψω ένα σχόλιο και να σε ευχαριστήσω για το θαυμαστό κόσμο ήχων και μουσικής με τον οποίο με έχεις φέρει σε επαφή μέσα απο το blog σου

  • Daniel
    Posted at 18:43h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thank you for putting up this album and for running such a fantastic blog!

  • Sha
    Posted at 18:44h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    wow fantastic thanks!

  • ben
    Posted at 18:50h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    I didn’t get why I couldn’t find a link…. ahaha well done bro you got us on this one ! I am listening at the moment the Chicago Gangsters song : very sweet and deep. bless !

    also I am big fan of the Rance Allen Group you posted month ago ! was it you ??! 😉

    once again thanks for all that great music !

  • Danny
    Posted at 19:09h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thank you for this great album.

  • Mr Sam
    Posted at 19:20h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks again. This is another good post (as usual)

  • smassmusic
    Posted at 19:38h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    very cool record. can’t wait to hear it!

  • G.G.
    Posted at 20:05h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Looks interesting and I’d surely like a link. Great review!

  • lazybhoy
    Posted at 20:25h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Stumbled into your blog not long ago and have to say I’m blown away by you guys efforts. Many thanks for all to date.

  • bigz
    Posted at 20:43h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    love this site…the music is 100% on point thanks

  • rojoanisio
    Posted at 21:00h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    hello, i would like to hear this album. may i have the link? found your site by googling for 5th dimension. good stuff!

  • MAX
    Posted at 21:09h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    HI
    send me the link please on my e-mail.
    [email protected]

    Respect Audiophile Man !
    Peace…

  • rich
    Posted at 21:16h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    i heard of this album but never heard it so i cant wait many thanx nikos urs and mr moo blogs are the best.

  • brotherpete
    Posted at 21:16h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Great, absolutely great, thanks Nikos! Keep up the good work!
    Greetings from Belgium

  • Ridwan
    Posted at 21:23h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thank you for funkin me up!

  • rico
    Posted at 21:39h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    i love funk my soul… you guys are great!!!

  • JB
    Posted at 21:45h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for your work! you always choose awesome records!!! Greetings from Barcelona!

  • soulmanray
    Posted at 21:47h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    thanks for the link..

    excellent album.. many thanks for all that you do.

  • Emile
    Posted at 21:49h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Sound interesting cannot wait to here this album , I love the music from this era, particularly Rotary Connection and Friends of Distinction groups that were influence by the politics of the time

  • wallofsound
    Posted at 21:50h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Like you I post regularly to a music blog. The question ‘how do we do more than just download music?’ is important. You present the blog in the way you do to create a community, and a community only exists if it communicates. In the end we need to talk about the music, not just download it. I’ve always said thanks when I’ve downloaded. So, I’ll say the same here. Thanks for sharing.

  • alphabet
    Posted at 21:51h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Once againyou came with some heat, thanks a lot!!

  • alphabet
    Posted at 21:52h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    almost forgot!!! Thanks again…

  • Skin & Bones
    Posted at 22:01h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    The description of this joint sounds fresh. Mad interested in hearing it. Ya’ll stay breakin’ cats off with the hot cuts and SUPER HEAD information. Lookin’ forward to all the other hidden gems ya’ll got up your sleeves! FunkMySoul is a priceless resource for anyone interested in listening to and learning about some BANGIN’ tunes!

  • javaspa
    Posted at 22:07h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Αν και ακούω για πρώτη φορά τη μπάντα αυτή, πλέον δεν έχω καμία αμφιβολια ότι θα είναι ένα ακόμα διαμάντη, καθώς έχει ανεβάσει εκπληκτικές δουλειές μεχρι τώρα. Δεν έχω απαγοητευθεί ούτε μια φορά
    Ακόμα ένα μπράβο απο εμένα και συνέχισε να μας δίνεις τόσο ωραίους ήχους

  • Lancelot
    Posted at 22:09h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Hello Boys!

    From time to time i look at your block and i my opinion is that you have made a great job for music-lovers against the mainstream of music and the mainstream of society evolution. Please go on to show us the universe of black and white music. If its possible, please post me the link to BLACK MAGIC.
    Lancelot

  • Mr. Moo
    Posted at 22:14h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks heaps for sending the link Nikos and Trakbuv for reviewing the album. Gonna check it out real soon. Just sent you something in return per request, Nikos

  • Riz
    Posted at 22:15h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    thanks not only for this Black Magic album that i was looking for but for a few others that I did not have!

  • weponel
    Posted at 22:18h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thanx for this album this album and all others that u have uploaded. i appreciate your and all other blogs that offer up vinyl gems like these. Vapor. [email protected]

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 22:25h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    peace

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 22:27h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    peace;)

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 22:29h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    positively;)

  • A9
    Posted at 22:34h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for your blog and its superb music!! For sharing vinyl gems, which are truely gems. So I am looking forward to hear Black Magic.

  • Daidodread
    Posted at 22:37h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    hello
    i love funk my soul… Thank you for all of your beautiful post.
    you make my days shine since a long time.
    i love soul & funk musicand i discover many artist by you !!
    i d’ont know this black magic LP If its possible, please post me the link.
    thank again !!
    Greetings from PARIS !!!

  • Both
    Posted at 22:40h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thnak’s, i think it’s better this way !
    Love your blog !

  • bobo
    Posted at 22:57h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks a lot for all the great music you share here you doing an amazing job

  • dcat, in the cornpatch...
    Posted at 23:40h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Your blog is always a pleasure to visit. Great work and great albums!

  • Citrom
    Posted at 23:48h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Why there is not a downloading link. This like this stupidity. Anyway good blog.Thanks

  • nikos
    Posted at 23:53h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Citrom, please read the end of the post and give us your mail to get it.

  • jahcisco
    Posted at 23:58h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks, much appreciated.

  • crispy
    Posted at 23:12h, 06 October 2009 Reply

    thanks so much for the hard work and shares…. greatly,greatly appreciated…can’t thank you enough…

  • eugene keane
    Posted at 00:16h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Nikos,
    Had a chance to listen to the album on my journey to work this morning and I must agree it very reniniscent of Rotary Connection. I can see why it wasn’t a commercial success at the time…not because it wasn’t good, but rather it was ahead of its time. Now…its evocative of its time.
    Anyway, I enjoyed it with my favourite cut being “Before It’s Done.
    Thank you once again for this post. Please keep up the good work and if the comment by Citrom is anything to go by, you should keep up this policy. That brother has an attitude!
    Enough.
    Thank you. Peace & Love,

    Eugene

  • macstar
    Posted at 00:41h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    sounds like a great record. look forward to hearing…

  • ben
    Posted at 01:07h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks a lot for offering me a sweet new record to listen to. Black Love!

  • Carty
    Posted at 01:11h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Thank you very much for this share, execellent blog

  • AC
    Posted at 01:43h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Thank you so much! your much appreciated

  • James
    Posted at 01:59h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for all your work. Another great post and really interesting blurb about Black Magic.

    Thanks for all your time and efforts.

  • Koefee
    Posted at 02:27h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    I’d greatly appreciate a link to this album. I’m currently singing a lot of soulful music in my vocal lessons and I really want to study and experience the roots of the music I sing and write.

  • marsELis
    Posted at 02:44h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    thanks for all the heat. listenin to a album i got off of here a few weeks ago right now!

  • Zakarias
    Posted at 02:54h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Great blog. Keep it up! My ears are ready for this one.

  • tswift98
    Posted at 02:56h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    I’ve got this one already but I wanted to leave a comment anyway………great album!

  • Jeff
    Posted at 03:13h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    thanks for this man, it sounds like an interesting album!

  • Allan
    Posted at 03:25h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    thanks for sharing this! much love!

  • Tai
    Posted at 04:32h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Thank you!!!! I appreciate your site and you

  • jason chavez
    Posted at 04:55h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    many thanks for the rare treats, I put your posts up on Facebook all the time, word.

  • Layski
    Posted at 05:16h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    I definitely want to send yall a huge thank you.. HOnestly since I’ve found this blog which was not long ago..yall have revitalized my inspiration in music in many ways.. its been great learning about of lot of music I’ve never heard and even already own.. thanks again..

  • Popito20
    Posted at 05:23h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Great blog. Loving that old soul music. Keep it alive

  • Joe
    Posted at 05:31h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    I’ve only heard of this album. I’ve never seen it in digging or at record shows. Looks amazing.

  • Alex
    Posted at 05:48h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    nice looking album, been looking for this for a while

  • lee chulho
    Posted at 06:06h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    mr.funkmysoul ~~ i heared sometimes many good songs your bloog.thank you so much…and i wish listen to the this record*^^*please send me ~~thanks again~

  • owen
    Posted at 06:25h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    amazing blog, I love discovering new music. please keep it up!

  • BlackCab
    Posted at 08:19h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks once again for an interesting find. The background info and research this blog provides is what truly separates you from other blogs.

  • isaac
    Posted at 08:21h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    whats up, i love this blog, im a producer AND many of these albums came in handy, please send me the link to this album, Thanks…Peace!!!!!

  • Wayne
    Posted at 08:53h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Hey man, Thanks for the post. It looks like a gem!!

  • John
    Posted at 08:57h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Love this blog tons of samples, hopefully I can get this link thanks.

  • plawz
    Posted at 09:22h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    i kneel at the altar of funk my soul!
    please…would love to hear this gem

  • Thomas
    Posted at 10:08h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    thanks a lot for this exciting post and most of all for all your work you’ve done so far for this amazing blog! i would really love listening to this album…

  • lee chulho
    Posted at 10:40h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    thank you so,so,so, much *^^*

  • tatz
    Posted at 10:56h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for the record and for all the good music you have introduced in this blog!

  • rick
    Posted at 11:00h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for all your hard work, always look forward to your quality posts…

  • Thermal
    Posted at 11:15h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    tnx,can you send me link so I can listen.

  • Xam
    Posted at 11:36h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Good Band, rare lp.Thanks for everything.

  • Larry Collins
    Posted at 11:47h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    One of the highlights of my day is coming to the site to find a new gem to listen to! Thank you very much!

  • Stat DIddy
    Posted at 11:53h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Send it please!! thanks

  • Little Tony Negri
    Posted at 12:00h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for this and everything else!

  • A
    Posted at 12:13h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for introducing me to soul that saved my life.

  • TEX
    Posted at 12:56h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks, I Luv your Blog.Always Great !!!

  • mrpropre
    Posted at 14:25h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for this post !

  • Citrom
    Posted at 15:08h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    188 comments!!. Link please good sir

  • Mike
    Posted at 15:10h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    You do a great job by introducing really interesting and wonderful music. I like your blog very, very much.
    Regards, Mike

  • Citrom
    Posted at 15:18h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Answer Eugene.
    I agree with the politics if necessary. I was in trouble already drawn other ones abused my post office box and dangerous letters were sent.
    If the link is not public rather I do not ask it.
    Excuse me if I hurt somebody.

  • little willie
    Posted at 15:18h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    I luv this blog. Thanks!

  • DvL
    Posted at 16:44h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Really really dope blog! Don’t know this “Black Magic” album, can’t wait to check it! One little question, I haven’t seen a link of the “Body&Soul” album on your blog. To me that’s a damn great album, some really beautiful deep tracks, funky stuff, etc… I guess you have that one and if not let me know so I’ll send you the mp3’s!

    Keep it rockin’….euh…soulin’

    Cheers!

  • emanko
    Posted at 17:18h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    great album and great blog man black magic rox

  • Comeonpilgrim
    Posted at 17:50h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    thank you for all the great music you provide. you’ve really opened my eyes to a lot of great records.
    Cheers from Sweden!

  • lilmoz
    Posted at 17:50h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    i don’t know this album ,so i’m curious,thx in advance!

  • Steve W
    Posted at 18:16h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    i just know this album will be quality!

  • Toma
    Posted at 18:24h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    thanks a million!!! u the best Nikos!

  • jbizzie
    Posted at 18:57h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    sup!
    I like your blog a lot

  • Dawid
    Posted at 19:15h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Thank you very much. I love the music you post. Im thankful for what you doing. Peace.

  • John
    Posted at 19:30h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Your blog is a true treasure for any music lover. Regards and respect. John

  • Andrew
    Posted at 19:35h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Can I have it please? First time I see this
    Much thanks for the rare shares.

  • Roberto
    Posted at 20:09h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    THANKS A LOT FOR THIS GEM!!!!!!!

    thanks in advance

  • Geert
    Posted at 20:57h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    would be awesome to hear this. Been following this blog for a while now and was never disappointed… 🙂 Keep it up!

  • PGO
    Posted at 21:12h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Thanx for this!

  • Kuo
    Posted at 21:49h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    thank you again, never heard this LP, cant wait to hear it !!!!!! 🙂

  • jmit
    Posted at 21:51h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    This sounds great, look forward to hearing it.

  • David Lett
    Posted at 22:09h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    I made a mistake in my e-mail address, please send the link to me. I have updated the e-mail address.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 22:29h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks dudes!!

  • ian
    Posted at 22:46h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    Look forward to listening to this!

  • Sweet
    Posted at 23:31h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    One of my fav Atco albums. Super sweet

  • kritikul
    Posted at 22:59h, 07 October 2009 Reply

    One thing I noticed about this blog that separates it from the rest is the research and effort that is put in to each post. I’m truly impressed by your work and efforts. FMS STAND UP!

    -kritikul.

  • Stewy G
    Posted at 00:20h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    good stuff man, keep posting the soulful grooves!

  • Alex
    Posted at 00:26h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    woooooah!

    just listened to it, amazing album, really love it, gotta find me a vinyl copy now.

    Thank you very much for the link Nikos, and for the blog.

  • da d
    Posted at 01:24h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for your works … Great blog

  • Josh
    Posted at 01:55h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    Looks interesting. Thank you for your continuing great work. Much respect.

  • B
    Posted at 02:25h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    I’ve waited for so long for a blog to post this album. I have this on vinyl and it’s a moving experience to listen to. Thank you.

  • dreamz
    Posted at 03:33h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    Really looking forward to hearing this album. Many thanks and much respect for the hard work ripping and preparing these fine examples of Black music.

  • blueberrykush
    Posted at 04:26h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    cant wait to listen to this one, much respect as always

  • hardy boy
    Posted at 04:36h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    Great Album!!

  • soulman71
    Posted at 06:00h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    thanks a bunch man! keep up the good work. you’re a true music lover!

  • slo
    Posted at 05:19h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    thanx for not only this album but for all of the great ones prior to this. you have a great site.

    thanx again for all of your hard work.

  • Tahoe
    Posted at 06:19h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    can’t wait to hear this treasure…

  • John
    Posted at 07:37h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    The site is truly an inspiration. I have always loved this kind of music, and consider it to be an essential part of who I am.

  • kAYF
    Posted at 06:47h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    How many comments )))
    I never hear Black Magic, but I trust your taste!

  • Funky1
    Posted at 08:02h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks, look forward to listening 🙂

  • RelloPPC
    Posted at 09:52h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    thanks for the album man… im new to the site but i have enjoyed the many albums that you have donated through your blog… takes me back to when my dad use to play albums on saturday..

  • william townsend
    Posted at 10:03h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    hey looks like a cool album cant wait to hear it though.

  • eric
    Posted at 10:31h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks a lot! Been following this blog for ages and always enjoy it.

  • da d
    Posted at 10:32h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    I thank you again… for the link …for your blog …for your work ! thank

  • Outerpsych
    Posted at 11:15h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    Hi Nikos. I’m one of those who don’t say thanx each time he dl a rip you made. And I’m not really proud of it. So, I don’t know if I will like this LP, but I’m happy to let a message and have luck to listen to it.
    And keep on going to roll this blog, it’s a place where I have a great pleasure to come on a regular basis.
    And, you’re right, a very great thanx to all of these great artists who create such a wonderful music. And don’t think we only dl, we’re (in fact, I do, but not sure for others…) also buying this stuff (when it’s possible to find it…).

    Outerpsych

  • hooch
    Posted at 11:32h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    many thanks as always nikos – you and mr moo rule!

  • Juppel50
    Posted at 13:42h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    Thx for this wonderful album, and I hope, you’ll send me the link for it.

    Keep the funk alive

  • Serge Varenkamp
    Posted at 14:08h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks!
    I’m curious about his record. Have seen it in a record store lately, but did not listen to it, because i’m not really familliar whit it…

    Good luck!

  • rondahustla
    Posted at 14:09h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    Hi, you have the best Funk’n Soul blog I ever see on the web. Thank you very, very much! Keep on going…..
    Can’t wait for the link – THANK YOU

  • BJ On The Beats
    Posted at 14:25h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    this looks ill! I can’t wait to hear this…..plz send links….

  • m
    Posted at 15:11h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    it takes a lot of love to share music on this level, and just the fact that black magic sounds like charles stepney has me interested. i would love to hear this, and can’t wait.

  • Kizza
    Posted at 15:43h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    What a great idea!
    I like the fact that people are being forced to comment so as to obtain the link.
    Great going guys… keep up the good work!
    And, thanks for another gem of an album!

  • Genius Jack
    Posted at 16:00h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    Great, i love this music… please “GIVE ME THE LINK” 🙂

  • jaguar
    Posted at 16:51h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    Hi , Never heard of this LP.
    Looking forward to it.
    Please send me the link.

  • solomongrunge
    Posted at 17:17h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    nice rip, never heard of them before. thanks for your hard work 🙂

  • Jim
    Posted at 17:22h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for posting this album. It’s aways a treat to check your blog

  • Le Roumain
    Posted at 17:22h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    Nice!!!
    can i have the link…?
    et vive Charles Stepney!

  • Joachim
    Posted at 18:54h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    Sweet! Loooove your blog, its insane, keep up the good work. Thanks 🙂

  • SoulJah
    Posted at 18:59h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    I just stumbled across this blog recently, but have to admit there´s a lot of funky stuff on here. Thanks for the hard work!!

  • Walter
    Posted at 18:59h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    Niice! I was invited here by Joachim(post above), and this is awesome!
    Good to see someone have the commitment to do the hard work others can’t seem to get to, me included.

    Thanks for this!

  • cdecocina
    Posted at 19:44h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks very much, from a lover of true soul music

  • jos
    Posted at 19:59h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    great musik-great job nikos,thanks

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 20:06h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    THE GREATEST BLOG IN THE WORLD, THANK YOU FOR ALL THE GOOD SOUL ALBUMS!!

  • Ivan
    Posted at 20:11h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    Thank you for your hard work, RESPECT!!

  • adsr
    Posted at 20:23h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    thats good ;]

  • Zarya
    Posted at 20:34h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks very much! The wonderful blog, love your, often go!

  • Harry
    Posted at 21:09h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    Never heard of them! Can’t wait to hear. Tks bro

  • Paul Owen
    Posted at 21:27h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    I have been eagerly waiting for the Black Magic post ever since i noticed the lp cover under the “coming soon” section. Anyway, its always a pleasure visiting your informative Site and i have been introduced to so much fantastic music! Keep up the good work….

  • Krisch
    Posted at 21:33h, 08 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for this record that I didn’t know about, interesting facts

  • jean paris
    Posted at 00:44h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    never heard about that lp…but as usually i trust u..i discovered so many beautifuls voices with ur help and otherd..by the way..thanks dude jean paris

  • gundo1
    Posted at 01:34h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    i bought this album in 2001 at a thrift store on 43rd and indiana(chicago,southside).The old lady said it was junk!! she sold me this album and “the return of the marvelettes”,also from 1970.both were great albums..especially at 25 cents a piece!!!..great post!

  • Jepordise
    Posted at 01:42h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    Your blog is genius spreading some of the hardest and best music to find. Cant wait for this.
    Thanks

  • El Boogie The Funky Monk
    Posted at 01:44h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    Sup this album is great. my stepdad had a copy but it broke when he moved.

  • Jim
    Posted at 01:46h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    Don’t know this album. The best soul blog around – inspirational, Nikos. Thanks for all the great sounds.

  • Jim Lahey
    Posted at 02:12h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    Sounds cool. Would love the link.

  • erberken
    Posted at 02:14h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    Thank you ! I like this !!

  • Barend
    Posted at 02:16h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    This blog makes my day every time. Only place I now you can find these rare gems of soul. Cant wait for this one. Keep up the good work!

  • enkays
    Posted at 02:37h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    wow, mad dope.
    thanks again, best soul blog out def.

  • rapidan
    Posted at 03:24h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    Hey! Thanks for the funky music – for educating me about new music or music I’d never heard, before, and of course for reminding me of old favorites from the past! Peace and Love from Pennsylvania.

  • dar
    Posted at 03:28h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    this sounds like a fantastic record! it’s really sad when site owners have to remind us to just offer common courtesy and say hello, thanks, something . . . these guys are saving us hundreds of thousands of dollars in some cases, and introducing us to so much great music. i try to always make sure i give a comment. it literally is the least you can do.

    mom’s used to say “if you got time to lean, you got time to clean.” the same principle applies here: if you have time to download, you have time to comment. hell, you can comment while the download site is counting down.

    so yeah, thank you for all the hard work and dedication you put into this site. it’s definitely one of the dopest ones around.

  • dar
    Posted at 03:29h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    (meant to say) “hundreds or thousands”

  • tcorrector
    Posted at 05:50h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks, Nikos, for links and inspiration. Always appreciated.

  • jordan
    Posted at 08:40h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    best soul blog i cam across thus far keep up the good work…

  • dj85
    Posted at 10:05h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    Big thanks for sharing, I cant wait to hear this one.

  • phatrapper
    Posted at 10:16h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    Many thanks for the share & all the hard work you do on this blog. Amazing how many comments you have received!

  • antisimi
    Posted at 11:07h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks.
    Your blog is sunshine in the spare
    antisimi

  • dar
    Posted at 15:17h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    could you please send me the e-mail again? it popped up in my spam folder and i deleted it just as i realized what it was. good looking out.

  • Phil
    Posted at 17:28h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    Thank you from Germany for all that great soul music!

  • Stu
    Posted at 17:37h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    hey bro, just found your blog, nice work! cheers for the record, much appreciated

  • bart
    Posted at 17:52h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    THANK YOU VERRY MUCH!

  • michael
    Posted at 18:04h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    Thank you for all the work you put into providing us with this wonderful music. I been enjoying your blog a lot and I’m looking forward to hearing this album.

  • rawstyle81
    Posted at 18:17h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    keep it up!great job!great blog! since when i found this site i discovered many many wonderful gems!thanx for this! don’t stop! much appreciation from poland:)

  • nah
    Posted at 18:35h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    i need this, please let me download it. thanks
    peace

  • nick name
    Posted at 19:05h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    Been listening to and buying a lot of new stuff based on your blog and i’like to listen to this one. Please send me the link. thanks and keep up this great blog!

  • guillermo
    Posted at 19:21h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    hey, it looks so good, please, if you can send me the link. thanks

  • Dante Lewis.Esq
    Posted at 19:25h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    looks interesting, thanks i really appreciate this.

  • ben
    Posted at 21:48h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    what starts out as a blessing can become taken for granted with time.
    So true!
    Thank you very much

  • invisiblenigma
    Posted at 22:20h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    Wow! Isn’t it amazing how many people leave a comment when they have to. Look how many people take without ever giving thanks. Much Thanks as always Nikos and Trakbuv!! I can’t wait to hear this.

  • phatrapper
    Posted at 22:22h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    A great album! Thanks for the link!

  • BasMan
    Posted at 23:10h, 09 October 2009 Reply

    I would love to have this great album. It’s a good thing to give the link after a comment! I can imagine that you get much more appreciation for your great effort this way.

  • leaf
    Posted at 00:23h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    this is the best blog in the world man!!

  • db69
    Posted at 01:09h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    Hi and thanks for one of the best blogs ever.

  • Bloth
    Posted at 01:23h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    Definitely the best soul blog on the net. Much love.

  • F-BOOGIE
    Posted at 01:14h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    hi thank you very much

  • Heat
    Posted at 02:55h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    Thx for your hard work !!! I really appreciate that !!!

  • brandon
    Posted at 04:02h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    shit looks hot. please link a brother.

  • Quixotic
    Posted at 05:16h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    You can’t even imagine how excited I am every week to check your wonderful blog to hear the new discovery you dig up, and all your contributors, from your vaults. Thank you for your dedication and perfect taste.

  • Michael Foley
    Posted at 05:27h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    Can’t wait to hear this – such a great blog! I am sorry I rarely comment, but this is still a great blog, definitely one of my faves.

  • Dan
    Posted at 06:20h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    Think I may have heard this a while back, but don’t remember. Just stumbling across it again now on your site. Very nice!

  • Kensuke Yamashita
    Posted at 06:39h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    Arigato gozaimasu.

  • apostropher
    Posted at 07:10h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    The old Lost in Tyme blog was the first mp3 blog I ever started reading regularly. FMS is an absolute treasure that has introduced me to more amazing music than seems possible. Thanks for all your hard work, y’all.

  • jr
    Posted at 08:31h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    nikos first off let me give my respects for all the work u put into your site u have put me up on alot of gems i cant thank u enough i would like to hear this cd

  • rawstyle81
    Posted at 11:34h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    soul music never dies!thanx for this album and for the rest of wonderful music on your blog!i’m waiting for the next surprise:)peace

  • kolorowe
    Posted at 15:37h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    Great album and great page. Realy nice choice of records. You are in my favorites.

    bless You all 😉

  • chris
    Posted at 15:40h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    keep up the great work, much appreciated!

  • Felix
    Posted at 15:46h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    really appreciate your work and effort with this page. i hope this will be another fantastic album. thanks!

  • the finest
    Posted at 16:55h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    Excellent blog, Nikos.

    Many thanks for all the work involved.

  • graham biddle
    Posted at 17:41h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    Black Magic are unkmown to me but if in Rotary Connection etc style it is very welcome. Thanks for your stuff- I’ve downloaded a bit (not much) and i know how long it takes to perfect a rip.

    From a 60 year old music freak..

  • dj hush
    Posted at 18:01h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    yo wana say thanks for all the heat yall post up and all the work yall put into to the website. This stuff aint easy and yall update almost daily. lol so thankyou and big ups

  • okolicznyelement
    Posted at 18:11h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    I need it

  • Marva Holiday
    Posted at 19:53h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for sharing this LP with the world. I’ve enjoyed reading some of the comments and will print them out for Anita (my lyric writing mentor and long time friend).

    I sang lead on one song that did not make the album. (No complaints. I had a great time writing and singing background 🙂 — Here is some more info for you:

    Niggy (the black Twiggy) is singing lead on the beautiful “Before It’s Done.” Jerry Peters is the male lead on Tater Man, Faces On The Bus, Kimu, etc. He is also playing the clavinet on Kimu. Greg Poree, of course, did all the gutiar work and also played the banjo on Black Bottom.

    Anta is singing the lead on Where Love Is. She and Niggy were actors and they are the two voices you hear at the end of Miss Jessie (the first song I ever wrote..thanks to Anita’s coaching :-).

    Though I left the group, my voice reminaed on the album. I’m the one who says “It would be groovy to see things from another point of view sometime” before we launch into Vacant Lot. Anita and I are singing the “grow flowers in my hair” refrain.

    I soemtimes think of redoing one of these songs. Maybe one day. Thanks again.

    Musically yours 🙂

  • Marva Holiday
    Posted at 19:54h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    I have a bad keyboard…please forgive my typos.

  • cocoluxe
    Posted at 20:55h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    with a write-up like that i just had to leave a comment. You’ve sure whetted the appetite for this one. Keep up the great work done so far – i’ve come across artists/albums i’d sure i’d never otherwise have heard of. Much love

  • edson
    Posted at 21:22h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    thank you for share this wonderful album and congratulations for your job.

  • catacaldos
    Posted at 22:25h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    Hi Nikos ,i’ve been a long time away from your blog ,but this new visit made me happy again.Great job as usual ,i missed this.Please let me enjoy this gem ,send me the link ,thanx a lot.

  • JOE REED
    Posted at 23:11h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    Your blog has filled my home with beautiful music this past year. Keep it up.

  • Bobby Fever
    Posted at 22:30h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    hi nikos! thanks for what ya do!

  • nina
    Posted at 23:39h, 10 October 2009 Reply

    thanks so much love your blog!!!

  • paolo
    Posted at 00:38h, 11 October 2009 Reply

    thanks for this, can’t wait to hear it! god bless.

  • SPC
    Posted at 01:18h, 11 October 2009 Reply

    Hi Nikos. This is my favourite blog by a long way and I’ve really enjoyed all the music you’ve posted here. I also really appreciate all the effort you put into your write-ups. Looking forward to hearing this one. All the best SPC

  • David
    Posted at 01:47h, 11 October 2009 Reply

    I discovered the site this year, and I’ve never had to so much good music in my life. Sometimes it’s overwhelming because I can’t keep up. But I love it. I really do.

  • David
    Posted at 02:04h, 11 October 2009 Reply

    I don’t think I’ve seen this one before. Can’t wait to check it out!

  • Phil
    Posted at 04:19h, 11 October 2009 Reply

    Hey man. Would love to check this out. Many thanks.

    Phil.

  • HECTOR
    Posted at 07:07h, 11 October 2009 Reply

    Solo quiero comentar que estoy muy agradecido por tu trabajo

  • Giorgos
    Posted at 11:14h, 11 October 2009 Reply

    Great soul group…

  • inphy
    Posted at 11:45h, 11 October 2009 Reply

    thanks for this one! can’t wait… 🙂
    great site btw. found a lot of dope music here!

  • BigDaddyRucker
    Posted at 12:23h, 11 October 2009 Reply

    I love atco records label.

  • hcokfehc
    Posted at 13:21h, 11 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for all the fine music over the years. I´d like to check out the album too.

  • ILIAS
    Posted at 13:33h, 11 October 2009 Reply

    WHY I CAN,T SEE THE LINK.I THINK THE ALMBUM IT’S VERY GOOD AND I DON’T HEAR ABOUT IT,PLEASE HELP ME.

  • Dj Snef
    Posted at 13:39h, 11 October 2009 Reply

    I can truly say this is the best music-blog I ever came across. Pretty much my whole soulsection as a dj comes from this site along with the vinyl I own myself. I’m still trying to get my hands on a vinyl-mp3 converter ’cause I have some rare stuff myself. A couple Netherlands-Only releases as wel as some Toots Thielemans live recordings that never got pressed in full. Further more I don’t believe I have things that you guys haven’t already seen. When I get my hands on the damn thing, you’re the first one I send an e-mail. This blog is very much appreciated.

  • m
    Posted at 13:54h, 11 October 2009 Reply

    thank you so much nikos. this is a beautiful album. it remains me more of the 5th dimension than rotary connection though. vacant lot is a gorgeous track…. thanks again nikos.

  • Genius Jack
    Posted at 15:24h, 11 October 2009 Reply

    Thx a lot for your hard work and sharing.

  • topi
    Posted at 15:32h, 11 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks a lot for your marvelous blog. My day is always saved when you upload a new album and a review of it here!

  • dsamplz
    Posted at 17:00h, 11 October 2009 Reply

    Wow ,..my first time here, and this site has so much info and nice to see marva respond to this. Great blog or may I say the best web has.. Thank you nikos!!

  • stefaneddu.a
    Posted at 18:22h, 11 October 2009 Reply

    Thanx from Sardinia!!!

  • stefaneddu.a
    Posted at 18:27h, 11 October 2009 Reply

    This is my prefered blog! Thanx

  • mbeezy
    Posted at 19:08h, 11 October 2009 Reply

    this is a dope blog… mad respect and love for puttin your time and effort for the world to see. thx a million

  • sinitustempo
    Posted at 19:12h, 11 October 2009 Reply

    this has to be one of the best blogs ive came across i love the posts.

  • AHolmes
    Posted at 19:26h, 11 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks a lot for this. I LOVE this site.

  • Alex
    Posted at 19:33h, 11 October 2009 Reply

    This shit is tight man! Amazing blog. I would love to get the record. Thanks for sharing!

  • don't want no links to be mailed??
    Posted at 22:28h, 11 October 2009 Reply

    i always wondered why people take time to share & hoped it was just being kind – but you people do it for the comments..?? c’mon man that’s not very soulful

  • damian
    Posted at 22:38h, 11 October 2009 Reply

    Your blog beats 20 years of digging the crates. Simply amazing. Thanks in advance for Black Magic.

  • Robert
    Posted at 00:17h, 12 October 2009 Reply

    haha…very smart and you should continue asking for comments in that fashion.I’m down with that and again thanks a bunch for those great uploads.I havent’t been on your blog in a while but glad to be back:)

  • Rafael Martinez
    Posted at 01:38h, 12 October 2009 Reply

    thanks. would love the download link. [email protected]

  • omi
    Posted at 01:47h, 12 October 2009 Reply

    Hey there peoples, i just wanna say hello and thank you for your wonderful sight, an essential nutriment in my funk-diet. The carefully aged funk has multiple antioxidants not found in any other known source =] cheers!

  • Dan
    Posted at 04:17h, 12 October 2009 Reply

    Looking forward to hearing this album after your description. Sounds like it’ll be great! Thanks for the link…

  • jordan
    Posted at 04:17h, 12 October 2009 Reply

    i’m pretty sure i need this in my life

  • sonray
    Posted at 04:21h, 12 October 2009 Reply

    looks interesting…would love to check it out

  • josh
    Posted at 06:27h, 12 October 2009 Reply

    thank you guys for everything. All the music posted here has been top notch quality. I would be very grateful to receive a link to this album if the offer is still available. Thanks again.

  • yungbdaproducer
    Posted at 09:18h, 12 October 2009 Reply

    Wats Good Nikko da crazy things is i have been searching all over for dis joint my grandmother had a copy i remember but being that shes gotten older and has so much junk from being a pack Rat lol it been so hard to find im always interested and in the the Gems you put on here and always thought u had a ear for true soul gems im defently looking foward to finally gettin to hear dis masterpiece i hope all is well and keep it the work 1love

  • Javier
    Posted at 10:22h, 12 October 2009 Reply

    Thank you so much for all the contributions you have made to us lovers of funk/soul music. Trust me I dig all the time but never would have found all the gems you have posted, thanks and I hope in the near future I might be able to return the favor by posting one of my “finds” i dig up on ur site.

  • Teddy
    Posted at 11:47h, 12 October 2009 Reply

    thanks for spreading the music!

  • Geoffrey Williams
    Posted at 12:04h, 12 October 2009 Reply

    I really enjoyed your writing: it brought the album to life even though I haven’t heard it (yet!). I love the 5th Dimension especially moments like when Marilyn McCoo (I think) sings ‘When the moon….’ in Aquarius – so pure and piercing! So my imagination is cooking!
    Continue s’il vous plait! Best wishes.

  • nickwall
    Posted at 16:02h, 12 October 2009 Reply

    Interesting….Something commented on so much must be a gem. I ran across your site not so long ago, it’s a shame all your posts don’t get as much feedback. Guess I’ll hop on aboard for this and show some love as well; way past due time (I apologize for my sheer laziness on that). Nice job on the digging! I’ll have to continue to show some thanks, being out here in Japan, my chances in record shops are few and far.

  • ross
    Posted at 16:51h, 12 October 2009 Reply

    Thank you in advance for this lost TREASURE. Enjoyed reading about Marva Holiday. I always enjoy the commemtary on each artist, that you for the education and a million & one thanks. Peace and love.

  • jason
    Posted at 19:44h, 12 October 2009 Reply

    great album… classic

  • Robert
    Posted at 19:51h, 12 October 2009 Reply

    here’s my feedback for this album and I’m going to keep it short and sweet.It’s a great gritty and creative lp,I’m really impressed!!

  • oneno
    Posted at 20:12h, 12 October 2009 Reply

    ooooh man i’ve been searching for this classic! I’m waiting for link then I will coment!

  • loola
    Posted at 20:38h, 12 October 2009 Reply

    you’r running the best soul blog i’ve ever come across.

  • moses
    Posted at 22:39h, 12 October 2009 Reply

    just come across your blog ….i feel like ive gone to heaven….u cant shut down keep up all the good work

  • ross
    Posted at 00:41h, 13 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for the link. The album is GREAT.

  • Sean
    Posted at 00:53h, 13 October 2009 Reply

    This is one of the greatest blogs I have ever come across. Been following since Lost-In-Tyme. So believe it… you are appreciated.

  • Holly
    Posted at 00:58h, 13 October 2009 Reply

    I just discovered your blog & am wildly impressed. And very intrigued…I’d love to give a listen to Black Magic.

    Thanks for all your hard work. Cheers!

  • dj mojo
    Posted at 02:48h, 13 October 2009 Reply

    great music your collection is fabulous!

  • Mozaic
    Posted at 03:56h, 13 October 2009 Reply

    Man this album looks awsome man how can I get my hands on it.

  • Diego Sousa
    Posted at 04:27h, 13 October 2009 Reply

    OMG! i’ve been loking for this for ever! thanks so much!!

  • RFW
    Posted at 05:05h, 13 October 2009 Reply

    This is clasic ear wax!

    Thanks FMS

  • Hector
    Posted at 07:13h, 13 October 2009 Reply

    Thank you so much!!!!!

  • Kashif
    Posted at 08:32h, 13 October 2009 Reply

    I really appreciate you guys posting all these soulful records that would otherwise be out of reach to some of us. I, like many who visit your site have an admiration for all music but especially 70s soul. Again I say thanks to all of you who contribute to this site.

  • Smekka
    Posted at 12:36h, 13 October 2009 Reply

    hi can you send me the link? ) i have this album))) pleaseeee! )

  • V
    Posted at 12:57h, 13 October 2009 Reply

    Thank you guys, I totally can understand the need for comments, and really want to listen to this LP

  • gerard
    Posted at 16:50h, 13 October 2009 Reply

    hola!!!muy buena musica,te agradeceria que me mandaras el link de este disco,llevo tiempo buacando algo de este grupo.gracias saludos

  • David
    Posted at 22:50h, 13 October 2009 Reply

    Damn! Excellent site, excellent posts, excellent music. Thank You guys for Your work!

  • classical
    Posted at 02:51h, 14 October 2009 Reply

    oh man…i had this record until my girl sat on it the other day. oh man i was sad. LOL. good diggin. peace from Houston.

  • Sean
    Posted at 02:55h, 14 October 2009 Reply

    This is such a great blog! Thanks for all your work. The review by Trakbuv has my mouth watering! My 2 favorite groups EVER are the 5th Dimension and The Friends of Distinction. I just know I’m going to love Black Magic.
    Thank you.

  • NYJETS
    Posted at 03:19h, 14 October 2009 Reply

    great post dude! I never heard the album but I would love to. Thanks in advance and you run a great blog my friend. keep up the good work

  • jon
    Posted at 03:48h, 14 October 2009 Reply

    Album looks interesting. Thanks for posting

  • Dan
    Posted at 07:14h, 14 October 2009 Reply

    This one is funky, fun, and at times even thoughtful. What a great lost-but-found gem! THANK YOU for sharing this with us!

  • baum333
    Posted at 07:36h, 14 October 2009 Reply

    Hi Guys,

    Really nice music you got here. i discovered your blog while searching for fine sounds – and since i found it, i simply have to visit it from time to time – allways waiting for the next upload….

    Thanks for all the excelent music you’ve been uploading here – i liked nearly everything i found here…

    Could you please send me the link to this one?
    Sounds pretty interesting.

    Kind regards from austria

  • teeny
    Posted at 10:35h, 14 October 2009 Reply

    Looking forward to listening to this record.

  • James Simmons
    Posted at 11:04h, 14 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for keeping the music alive, been in love with this site, keep up the good work. Can you please send me the link for “Black Magic”, had this LP years ago and lost in storage, been seaching for this for a while. God Bless

  • Jim H
    Posted at 15:41h, 14 October 2009 Reply

    Your site has been a conduit for many musical treasures. I’m grateful for those and would be additionally grateful if you’d send me the link for Black Magic. Many thanks!

  • James Joint
    Posted at 15:29h, 14 October 2009 Reply

    great music, thanks niko

  • Arkane1
    Posted at 16:57h, 14 October 2009 Reply

    Catching up on your wonderful blog. Thank you for everything you do…I will try to get back on some new posts with Laf & the fellas over at 4 Brothers soon. These art shows have kept me very busy. Much respect.

  • jav1
    Posted at 20:36h, 14 October 2009 Reply

    been following your blog since the beginnning!
    to many great lps in here
    could you send me the link for the black magic.
    respect niko

  • Young Mersh
    Posted at 21:03h, 14 October 2009 Reply

    This blog rules and is pretty much the only one I check out since our tastes are so similar I know for a fact that im gonna enjoy anything that is posted on this fine page…thanks for everything yall

  • Matt
    Posted at 20:37h, 14 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks so much for sharing this stuff. I’ve previously downloaded the Originals and Alice Clark here and love them both!

  • Mic
    Posted at 22:20h, 14 October 2009 Reply

    Nikos
    Do you know how many albums this group has made?
    This has to be one of my alltime favs!
    Appreciate it

  • Danilo
    Posted at 23:12h, 14 October 2009 Reply

    Hi Nikos,

    thanks for all the posts. This blog is “marvelous for words”. Hope this album is so fine like the others.
    Greetings from Brazil…
    Cheers,
    Danilo.

  • Philip
    Posted at 00:39h, 15 October 2009 Reply

    Real nice post. Thanks a lot!

  • soulcontroller
    Posted at 01:24h, 15 October 2009 Reply

    Nice post what a rare record.

  • Wholly Guacamole
    Posted at 04:28h, 15 October 2009 Reply

    Nik-
    Recently stumbled upon your blog and found stuff I loved from when I was a kid and never thought I’d see again, and stuff I never heard that is just dynamite. Keep up the good work archiving this slice of history. Thanks!

  • dave
    Posted at 08:23h, 15 October 2009 Reply

    so glad to come across this blog! gems here, and i love that ms. marva is actually showing love for what you’re doing! can’t wait to hear this album.

  • arckka
    Posted at 15:42h, 15 October 2009 Reply

    i listened black magic actually in a compilation while impressed by their emotions. just really sweet sound from the group and finally found it here

  • Chris T
    Posted at 18:23h, 15 October 2009 Reply

    Wow Nikos,never seen so many comments. I hope I’m not too late, please send me the link.
    Thanks!

  • gerard
    Posted at 18:48h, 15 October 2009 Reply

    ey men!!!!!!!!!muchas gracias por el disco,muy bueno,como siempre.saludos

  • King Beef
    Posted at 19:40h, 15 October 2009 Reply

    Anything with Charles Stepney gets me open.

    Please send link to [email protected]

    All the best to everyone…

  • nick
    Posted at 00:31h, 16 October 2009 Reply

    you have the best blog/albums around.. no lie. thank you

  • 92bpms
    Posted at 00:51h, 16 October 2009 Reply

    What I get most out of this blog is the education. For all your time spent running this blog I thank you most for the education. Even if you didn’t share I’d be here studying. It certainly helps to put sounds to names though and that’s why I appreciate the sharing. Many thanks.

  • melkasoul
    Posted at 02:36h, 16 October 2009 Reply

    I want to thank you for this blog because it is really at the top.
    and I hope it will continue to publicize this style of music for generations to come.
    for me thanks to you I’ve discovered a lot of artists that I did not know and I hope there will be others in any case thank you has you

  • Kamau Williams
    Posted at 06:15h, 16 October 2009 Reply

    Thank you for this album.I have been looking for it for a long time.

  • Marcus
    Posted at 08:42h, 16 October 2009 Reply

    Hi, I would really love to hear this LP. I love the Fifth Dimension and Friends of Distinction for what they were, the qualities they share, and the things that make them differ. So, this group should be a real treat!

  • Feico
    Posted at 12:16h, 16 October 2009 Reply

    Nikos, I always blind download your suggestions since there is no doubt about the quality. I’m very interested to hear this one to.

    Thanks for all the good work!

  • Jimi Hazel
    Posted at 16:29h, 16 October 2009 Reply

    On the strength of one of my friends who is as much of a music loving & vinyl collecting fanatic, I logged onto your blog and I’m so glad I did! KUDOS to you for putting the love, time and energy into this! And you made my day as I’ve been searching for the Black Magic album for some time! My older brother had it when I was a kid and I’ve been searching for it for quite some time! THANK YOU!!!!!

    HMS4L!
    Jimi Hazel

  • william
    Posted at 00:24h, 17 October 2009 Reply

    thanks for sending me the link of this album

  • san2005
    Posted at 01:40h, 17 October 2009 Reply

    My sincere apologies. do not speak English. Could you please pass me the link? and thank you so much

  • william
    Posted at 02:42h, 17 October 2009 Reply

    Here is my adress for the link thank you so much

  • A9
    Posted at 02:59h, 17 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for the link to Black Magaic! In more ways than one, as sound is good as well as the musical arrangement on the record is really appreciated. I hear vague inspirations from several artists of the time, but still Black Magic made truly their own style.

    Thanks!

  • teson
    Posted at 15:46h, 17 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for the sending me the link:)

  • brum
    Posted at 15:47h, 17 October 2009 Reply

    thanks mate!

  • marv
    Posted at 17:44h, 17 October 2009 Reply

    Thank you for sharing these albums and introducing me to a whole new era of soul, after reading your review about Black Magic I’m very curious how they sound like. Really appreciate your Blog…many thanks!

  • Scott Hershkowitz
    Posted at 22:15h, 17 October 2009 Reply

    Been following your blog for quite some time. Thanks for all the excellent music over the last couple of years.

    I am intrigued by this album, and am looking forward to checking it out.

    Thanks!
    Scott

  • lego
    Posted at 09:44h, 18 October 2009 Reply

    i don’t see the link for Black Magic Where Love Is, only for Jerry Peters Blueprint For Discovery!
    thx 😉

  • Bushbaby
    Posted at 13:05h, 18 October 2009 Reply

    …every time I come back to your blog I find something special …Thanks for sharing your passion and sharing this beautiful music with the world … that kinda helps to preserve this treasure. I would be please to get an impression of this Black Magic record too.

    I started a blog in the past but unfortunately did not had the time to take care of it … so I know how much work it is …Thanks for your great work I appreciate it very much!!!

    Cheers!
    Bushbaby

  • Piotr
    Posted at 14:13h, 18 October 2009 Reply

    Witam! Ten album musi być niezły a ja mam nadzieję, że potrafisz to przeczytać i podesłać mi link 🙂 Pozdrowionka z Polski 🙂 Greetings from Poland 🙂

  • lego
    Posted at 14:27h, 18 October 2009 Reply

    GREAT! a Very Big Thank to You, so Cool! Good Luck in All ;D

  • Marc
    Posted at 19:07h, 18 October 2009 Reply

    Big thank you for all your hard work. cant wait to hear this one.

  • MrFreez
    Posted at 01:06h, 19 October 2009 Reply

    awesome..big up to nikos 1109!! the music you sharin deserves to live on. keep up postin the good shit!

    peez.

  • chadyoung
    Posted at 06:50h, 19 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for this one

  • JLyrie
    Posted at 07:42h, 19 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks Nikos, I cant wait to check out this LP by BLACK MAGIC. You have an amazing blog and I wish I could download everything I want but dont always have the time or computer space.

    Please send when you get a chance. thx JL

  • M.A.L.I.C.E
    Posted at 17:20h, 19 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks man….I truly appreciate the hard work that you do. I would love to hear the Black Magic album. Based on the review it sounds pretty interesting.

  • xensma
    Posted at 20:32h, 19 October 2009 Reply

    this one is surely a gemm like so many others lp you have shared here!!please send me the link.thanks. [email protected]

  • winton tostello
    Posted at 21:53h, 19 October 2009 Reply

    Guys really thanks for this one, the descriptions and the peaks I’ve heard from youtube lead to the fact that’s gonna be a special one.Again kudos, props and congrats for the blog!!

  • Shkval1
    Posted at 23:13h, 19 October 2009 Reply

    I cant wait to heard this gemm. Thank you for this really great stuff not only that album but the others too. You fillin my day with the music. Keep that funk alive.

  • Steveplustax
    Posted at 01:06h, 20 October 2009 Reply

    This looks like another terrific find. Keep up the good work!

  • Doc Martin
    Posted at 00:24h, 20 October 2009 Reply

    Love this album. Had it in my collection until I moved from NY to Atlanta. I’ve just check out you guys site. VERY impressed. I will definitely be back…

  • m
    Posted at 04:20h, 20 October 2009 Reply

    this is gorgeous album nic. thank you so much again. tracks like “before it’s done” should make you take nothing for granted, and realize how with all the trouble that comes with the growth of life, you got the chance. thank you again….m

  • Aariestheory
    Posted at 05:00h, 20 October 2009 Reply

    This album looks very interesting. I would love to get a chance to check it out.

  • ambassa
    Posted at 11:19h, 20 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for this wonderful album!!!

  • funkyone
    Posted at 18:06h, 20 October 2009 Reply

    I’m really interested to get this rare album i will be very aknowledge if you could send me the link.

    thanks in adavant

  • INDI
    Posted at 21:34h, 20 October 2009 Reply

    this one is a trueeee GEM… much appreciated THANK YOu!

  • Sté
    Posted at 21:37h, 20 October 2009 Reply

    Hi guys, just discovered your blog and spent hours going through the posts. Great job! Keep on bringing back sweet soul & funky music

  • HeavySoulBrutha DaveB.
    Posted at 23:19h, 20 October 2009 Reply

    Just discovered this place. FANTASTIC!! I definitely want to check out the Black Magic record.

    Peace and SOUL,
    HSB DaveB…

  • Raphy
    Posted at 00:22h, 21 October 2009 Reply

    This must be a record or something!!!!!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    WOW, probably this is the way to go!!!

    Big [email protected]!

  • Ed
    Posted at 00:32h, 21 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks – I had heard a track from this on the radio and had resigned myself to never encountering it again. So looking forward to hearing the rest – Thanks again!

  • Nathan
    Posted at 08:04h, 21 October 2009 Reply

    This is the best funk resource on the internet. You guys are great, and I use tracks from here on my college radio show. I get lots of “Where did you find THAT?”, and I love to point people to your blog. I can’t wait to hear some Black Magic.

  • verge
    Posted at 08:40h, 21 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks in advance for this album and all you guys have uploaded.

  • Raymond Leighton
    Posted at 09:07h, 21 October 2009 Reply

    this far down the comment list, I can’t say anything you haven’t heard before but thank you for keeping this going, i know sometimes it feels thankless and pointless but people appreciate it. Thanks

  • sakwe
    Posted at 09:34h, 21 October 2009 Reply

    Hey Please send me a link asap [email protected]

  • sakwe
    Posted at 09:34h, 21 October 2009 Reply

    super dope post by the way

  • JB
    Posted at 17:03h, 21 October 2009 Reply

    I’ve been looking for this album forever !
    thank you so much for uploading

  • rhys
    Posted at 19:35h, 21 October 2009 Reply

    441 comments, this newpolicy seems to work ! this site continues to deliver gems from soul singers that i would otherwise have never heard of as much as i love this genre. i’m still getting over toussaint mccall, would like to check these guys out as well.

  • röd
    Posted at 22:57h, 21 October 2009 Reply

    thx in advance!

  • Heatbangatrackz
    Posted at 00:47h, 22 October 2009 Reply

    great selections on here these are mos def gems and this is exactly the kind of stuff i be searching for

  • hecdolo
    Posted at 02:19h, 22 October 2009 Reply

    Once again love what you do. I would love to to get the link and give this a listen and keep me in mind if your looking for something, if i have it it’s yours. – hec

  • teeny
    Posted at 04:10h, 22 October 2009 Reply

    So much soul

  • Tony
    Posted at 05:38h, 22 October 2009 Reply

    Great Blog you have here.Very nice albums you supply and it’s very much appreciated.I would appreciate the link for the Black Magic album.Thanks in advance

  • Steve
    Posted at 05:45h, 22 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for all the great stuff you put up.

  • Lerrix
    Posted at 18:33h, 22 October 2009 Reply

    Love what you’re doing dude. I been following this for a while now

  • Synaptix
    Posted at 22:07h, 22 October 2009 Reply

    Hey! First of all without this site my music listening would be seriously less extensive right now, you guys rule and I love reading the history and details about all the albums you guys put up. Thanks for educating us younger ppl on all the amazing music that we missed out on!

  • Matt Parker
    Posted at 23:37h, 22 October 2009 Reply

    Beautiful blog. Really enjoying the site. This looks awesome.I’m a big Charles Stepney and 24 Carat Black fan and this album’s a real treat. Many thanks in advance. Keep up the tunes!!!

    Matt

  • Eye-Q
    Posted at 01:14h, 23 October 2009 Reply

    Can’t wait to hear this album….this site is CRAZY….and I JUST found it! Haven’t even begun to thoroughly explore it, and it’s like Xmas. HUGE Stepney fan.

  • Leeno
    Posted at 02:06h, 23 October 2009 Reply

    Amazing blog! Thanks for sharing. Love

  • rack
    Posted at 02:49h, 23 October 2009 Reply

    you bring on really nice and unknown music, thank you very much for your kindness. really amazing!

  • Bollinator
    Posted at 14:10h, 23 October 2009 Reply

    Awesome work your doing here! Keep up the good work or this terrific music will die in silence…

  • Dan
    Posted at 22:55h, 23 October 2009 Reply

    Big thanks for all the great stuff and the great work you doing.

  • Man Mantis
    Posted at 23:55h, 23 October 2009 Reply

    Hey Nikkos, I have been checking your blog periodically and thought this was a good opportunity to thank you for what you do! I’ve found blogging to be a major pain, even when I do get good responses, so thanks for sticking with it. If you ever need a week off, I have a few good albums I wouldn’t mind reviewing for this site. E-mail me if you’re interested.

  • eddie
    Posted at 06:02h, 24 October 2009 Reply

    this is my speed! thanks

  • al1
    Posted at 10:15h, 24 October 2009 Reply

    CAN YOU SEND ME THE MAGIC LINK FOR BLACK MAGIC THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORKS

  • Mr. Good Music
    Posted at 18:09h, 24 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for the good music. You have some of the best quality on the net.

  • Likedeeler
    Posted at 20:09h, 24 October 2009 Reply

    Hola Nikos,

    thx a lot for everything! While I understand a certain level of frustration on the side of bloggers that rip their great collections to share with music lovers all over the world without getting the amount of feedback they would like, I think going private isn’t a solution. So, don’t, and rock on!

    Oh, yea and if you cared sending the link along, would be brilliant.

  • brandon
    Posted at 04:51h, 25 October 2009 Reply

    looks amazing. really look forward to hearing it. thanks!

  • Dijana Hristovska
    Posted at 13:22h, 25 October 2009 Reply

    Thank you kindly for all your efforts to enlighten us from your deep crates and to share the gems with all of us, Nikos. Cheers!!

  • Jason
    Posted at 22:32h, 25 October 2009 Reply

    Great Post Thanks!! ive been looking for one of their albums for a while!

  • vangelis
    Posted at 00:02h, 26 October 2009 Reply

    Χίλια ευχαριστώ, δεν είναι αρκετά…
    Σαν άνθρωπος που αγαπώ πολύ τη μουσική και τη ¨μαύρη¨ μουσική ειδικότερα, είχα την ψευδαίσθηση πως η συλλογή μου ήταν πλήρης.Πόσο λάθος έκανα…
    Εξαιρετικό blog, με σπάνια διαμάντια!
    ΜΠΡΑΒΟ ΝΙΚΟ!!!
    A thousand thanks, are not enough…
    As a person who loves music and the “black” music especially, I had the illusion that my collection was complete. How wrong i was…
    Excellent blog, with rare diamonds!
    BRAVO NIKO!!!

    Vangelis, PIREAS

  • Likedeeler
    Posted at 00:10h, 26 October 2009 Reply

    It’s like a musical. Dope!

  • Sean
    Posted at 02:41h, 26 October 2009 Reply

    I’ve been listening to this constantly and I’m still amazed that I had never heard about BLACK MAGIC ’til now. I LOVE IT. Thank you so much for the link AND this terrific blog!

  • Buzz
    Posted at 04:20h, 27 October 2009 Reply

    Awesome blog! Black Magic – what a find. Thanks in advance for the link. Funk on!

  • Bsides
    Posted at 05:01h, 27 October 2009 Reply

    love the blog! can i check that black magic?

  • dusty jeeves
    Posted at 13:43h, 27 October 2009 Reply

    thanks so much! can’t wait to hear this!

  • Guillaume Bougard
    Posted at 18:30h, 27 October 2009 Reply

    hi
    thanks for the site, which has the best selection around. I love the fact that you always indicate links to stores so listeners can buy the cd’s. I’m a music producer myself, and your attention to this kind of detail is appreciated. I look forward to receiving a link to download this album by Black Magic.
    Thanks

  • pheolix nynes
    Posted at 15:08h, 28 October 2009 Reply

    hey man….im a serious producer/rapper. not one of them wanna be’s with a radioshack mic and trial version software. i’ve been collecting a lot of albums to sample for my very own. im not a thug rapper so i promise i wont ruin any good music of this album. very much appreciated man. thanx

  • Joel Lamont
    Posted at 22:58h, 28 October 2009 Reply

    Could you post the link, or send it to [email protected]

    Stay Safe, PEACE!

  • TheMusicLoverInMe
    Posted at 10:36h, 29 October 2009 Reply

    Hello, I love your site. I am a regular and I thought I know music but you and folks are deep. Keep up the good work. I would love to hear Black Magic.

  • holdinsome2
    Posted at 00:28h, 30 October 2009 Reply

    After a long stint off the web, I was sure to stop by here before anywhere else. Thanks for all you continued efforts and amazing gems!
    Cheers

  • ericgabouer
    Posted at 02:41h, 30 October 2009 Reply

    ID LOVE TO HEAR THIS ALBUM!!!! please send me a link!!! thanks!

  • Common sense
    Posted at 04:46h, 30 October 2009 Reply

    Great blog. Keep it real!

  • Mark
    Posted at 16:49h, 30 October 2009 Reply

    Thank you for the amazing amount of music you’ve opened up for myself and everyone else who reads your blog. You have shone a light on a lot of great music that is in danger of being forgotten and over looked.
    I had a clear out of my record collection a few years back and I wasn’t sure if I had sold this record with a bunch of others. Thankfully I found it in a box this morning after a week of wondering after i’d read your post. It’s now filling the air as I type
    Thanks again
    Mark

  • eric
    Posted at 01:12h, 31 October 2009 Reply

    amazing site!
    i would love to listen to this album!

  • matt s.
    Posted at 01:41h, 31 October 2009 Reply

    Love Rotary Connection and I’m excited to be able to check this out. Thanks for all the hard work FMS!

  • edson
    Posted at 07:42h, 31 October 2009 Reply

    thanks for all the posts. This blog is “marvelous for words”. Hope this album is so fine like the others.
    Greetings from Brazil…
    Cheers,
    edson

  • soulist
    Posted at 17:31h, 31 October 2009 Reply

    thank you for keeping this wonderfull music alive, i’m building my music knowledge thanks to you !
    all the best ! peace

  • dirk
    Posted at 17:52h, 31 October 2009 Reply

    Hello Nikos, many thanks for the link and much respect 4 your hard work, Great blog, wishes from Germany

  • soul searching
    Posted at 06:12h, 01 November 2009 Reply

    im loving this, helps me when im bombarded by radio music in todays day and age

  • Eemo
    Posted at 16:06h, 01 November 2009 Reply

    youre blog is awesome! keep it up!

  • Eemo
    Posted at 16:08h, 01 November 2009 Reply

    forgot the e-mail. your blog is still awesome!

  • anonymous 2
    Posted at 21:50h, 01 November 2009 Reply

    Thanks for all your hard work. It really is appreciated. Sorry I haven’t thanked you before.

    Would you like an LP? I have a lot of LPs. It might take some time as I have them in storage in a different city. I one or two ripped – however they are not divided into separate tracks and I don’t have the info here either. Can you get covers and info for the First Gear featuring Larnelle Harris LP? Unfortunately I can’t do covers. I only have an A4 scanner. Let me know.

    Thanks again.

  • Colton
    Posted at 13:53h, 02 November 2009 Reply

    I would really like to hear what this sounds like please…

  • Herman
    Posted at 15:21h, 02 November 2009 Reply

    Thanks mate, I love your blog. Would love this link! Heard a lot about them!

  • Cuzin Mike
    Posted at 06:07h, 03 November 2009 Reply

    Thanks. Site is great.

  • KTK
    Posted at 16:57h, 03 November 2009 Reply

    I love this site! It has a lot of good music to sample and to listen to. Keep it up!

  • Zack
    Posted at 01:28h, 05 November 2009 Reply

    This sounds absolutely amazing… For me, the pinnacle of R&B, Soul, Funk.. to some extent music in general(!), falls somewhere around 1971/1972, and to hear about an album from around this era with the kind of unbridled artistry that is what musical expression is ABOUT, excites me. I’ve been a long time on-and-off follower of the blog, and it’s changed my life. THANK YOU!

  • BANK!
    Posted at 08:11h, 05 November 2009 Reply

    Thanks… Preciate all this good music

  • Pintus Rex
    Posted at 14:47h, 05 November 2009 Reply

    We are unfortunatly experiencing the end of a world we enjoyed and loved.
    No more in the future we will wait breathlessly until an album is issued by a favorite artist…
    Nowadays bring some fun and enjoyable moments though.
    Like this great opportunity to feel happy with new music to liten to. Like the first time you make love again !
    Blogs like this great one offer us a feeling gone for a long time.
    It’s a shame what majors do with their back catalogue.
    Artists should thank people like your guys to keep their music alive.
    Keep on keeping on !
    Spread the knowledge, spread the news !
    You show the way to the majors !
    Funky Funky Fred From France.

  • Gabbaro
    Posted at 22:47h, 05 November 2009 Reply

    Hey Funk My Soul, your blog rocks! I can’t wait to hear what Black Magic! has to offer! One of the features on your blog which I really enjoy are the several tracks you post for us to listen to before checking out the high-quality rips of vinyl! Thanks so much for all your effort!

  • burst sausage
    Posted at 23:17h, 05 November 2009 Reply

    How do you download albums off here

  • Kyle
    Posted at 03:29h, 07 November 2009 Reply

    hey guys! i absolutely love this blog! so much fantastic music! send me the link pretty please!! 🙂

  • Boo
    Posted at 05:05h, 07 November 2009 Reply

    This album sounds dope! Can’t wait to hear it. You guys do a great jog-suppliers of sweet soul music-you are doing a very special thing for the universe!

  • immacuate14
    Posted at 10:57h, 08 November 2009 Reply

    DOPE SITE. I’M ALWAYS BROWSING AROUND HERE WHEN I GET FREE TIME AND AM NEVER DISAPPOINTED. REAL GEMS TO BE FOUND. APPRECIATE ALL THE EFFORT

  • david
    Posted at 15:25h, 08 November 2009 Reply

    wow man thanks for these posts….I am so happy to get the chance to hear this music….without the help from people like you and blogs like these i maybe would of never come accross alot of this stuff…please e mail me link….this album looks crazy….many thanks and keep up the great work

  • Tony
    Posted at 10:01h, 09 November 2009 Reply

    send me the link please
    want to listen this album
    love your site – always can get some real good music here

  • H8
    Posted at 16:59h, 09 November 2009 Reply

    Woow, thanks for this wonderfull album, i’ve been looking for it !

  • frumious
    Posted at 22:22h, 09 November 2009 Reply

    I think I know another Lp by this band, but not this one. Thanks for your splendid blog, and thanks in advance for the link !!!

  • paros
    Posted at 17:54h, 10 November 2009 Reply

    yasou niko.. looks like i missed this one first time around. any chance of the link my friend. thanks for sharing. glad to see some other soulheads in Ελλάδα.

  • Arthur
    Posted at 22:20h, 10 November 2009 Reply

    can’t wait to hear this one.

  • Jr
    Posted at 02:42h, 11 November 2009 Reply

    Thank you once again for your generosity and hard work!!!

  • jes
    Posted at 19:57h, 11 November 2009 Reply

    I think I already listen to this … need to download to be sure 😉

  • Rebel
    Posted at 23:09h, 11 November 2009 Reply

    This Black Magic Looks Wonderful, Man I truly dig what you are putting out bro.

  • Ricardo
    Posted at 10:42h, 12 November 2009 Reply

    Sorry Nikos – I nearly missed this one, due to the difficulties over at the other blog I support. As always, thankyou (And Trak) for your (ongoing) great work bringing us these rarities. Always great music. Always great rips. Always great info. Much appreciated.

  • Jesus
    Posted at 05:01h, 13 November 2009 Reply

    Thanks for the album. Is it too late for a link?

  • Johnny Analog
    Posted at 05:14h, 13 November 2009 Reply

    Wow! Just found this blog. Beautiful setup. Would love to hear this LP. Thanks.

  • Adi
    Posted at 12:21h, 13 November 2009 Reply

    Thanks for a Great Site & Info on Rare Albums. LP not available in RSA.

  • Cutho
    Posted at 12:29h, 14 November 2009 Reply

    Damn! Have been on the lookout for this one for a while. Nice blog guys, keep doing your thing.

  • Bobby
    Posted at 19:17h, 14 November 2009 Reply

    An email address for a soul album from the early 70’s? Best transaction I’ve ever made.

    Thanks for the love you guys put into this site – it certainly shines through.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 01:48h, 15 November 2009 Reply

    Hey can you send me the black magic link to [email protected] so I can spin this in clubs

  • Ken G
    Posted at 11:56h, 15 November 2009 Reply

    I’m sure the quality of this music is as excellent as what you’ve shared in the past. I can’t wait to hear. Peace, love & soul.

  • Gambyno
    Posted at 18:40h, 16 November 2009 Reply

    holla nikos U represent the real music you’re soul definetly soul !! bigup!

  • David
    Posted at 01:52h, 17 November 2009 Reply

    Love the site and have downloaded so much great music from here. Looking forward to checking this one out too. Looks like it will be amazing.

  • Tanos On€
    Posted at 16:56h, 17 November 2009 Reply

    Thx for all this tight muzik

    cheers from france

    peace

  • Z
    Posted at 00:42h, 18 November 2009 Reply

    Been looking for this one. Thanks!

  • Stefan
    Posted at 12:11h, 18 November 2009 Reply

    Wow! i keep finding the greatest music on this site!

    Thanks

  • Jay
    Posted at 13:00h, 21 November 2009 Reply

    Hey NIKKOS ! thxx again brother for this gem ! you the best man …could i get the link plz ? thx 100 hundred time peace

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 16:37h, 21 November 2009 Reply

    woooow this looks tuff THX as always

  • J2X
    Posted at 16:38h, 21 November 2009 Reply

    THANK YOU THANK YOU ………CANT FIND THE LINK 4 THIS POST

  • Nick E. Mixtapes
    Posted at 16:54h, 21 November 2009 Reply

    Thank Nikos, I can’t wait to hear this.

  • mike
    Posted at 21:47h, 24 November 2009 Reply

    thanks for the upload cant wait to check this out!!!!

  • Chrisalex
    Posted at 10:58h, 25 November 2009 Reply

    Interesting reading. Can’t wait.

  • Paroxyzm
    Posted at 17:01h, 25 November 2009 Reply

    wow, very good music i think)

  • numonics
    Posted at 19:49h, 26 November 2009 Reply

    very interested in hearing this

  • Scott
    Posted at 14:31h, 28 November 2009 Reply

    thanks.

  • Shamik
    Posted at 16:17h, 28 November 2009 Reply

    eagerly looking to hear this black magic album thanks.

  • SOAYANNE
    Posted at 00:25h, 30 November 2009 Reply

    hello it is possible having the link ? i would like hear this album!!thanks a lot

  • Shorty G
    Posted at 02:53h, 30 November 2009 Reply

    I have to say the thing that brings me back time and time again to your blog is the understanding of the work that goes in to making great album. It’s not just about an individual artist it’s about the history of the collaboration between musician’s producers graphic designers and photographers that made so many records great and your blog unlike many others take all these in to consideration. the information on your blog has pushed me to delve deeper in to the history behind the music. Thanks for your time and education and I am looking forward to hearing the magic hidden in this album.

  • John
    Posted at 10:00h, 30 November 2009 Reply

    Hi ! I remember a friend playing this at a party many years ago, and I loved it. Could I please get the link ? Thanx 🙂

  • Maniak
    Posted at 03:32h, 01 December 2009 Reply

    yay! great 🙂 could i please get the link too? thanks 🙂

  • Juan
    Posted at 20:59h, 01 December 2009 Reply

    Hey Nikos, thanks a zillion for the links.

    I had heard this many years ago (I’m 41, almost 42) at a party.

    Just wanted to say that listening to it at home, having this copy for myself, being able to replay any selection any time… Man, it’s even better than in my memories. I had kept the punchy bass lines I danced to that night in my memories. But now, listening to it at home, quietly, I found out there’s much more to it : unexpected twists and turns, really fine and original arrangements. My girl friend made a comment and said it could the soundtrack to a musical. And I have to agree, there’s so much work, the order in the sequence of songs, how they fit etc.

    Thanks again, Nikos 🙂

  • Juan
    Posted at 21:01h, 01 December 2009 Reply

    PD : Juan—- I’m the guy who signed John a couple of days ago, the reluctance of writing your real name when you send somebody you don’t your mail address. Internet paranoia, I guess 😛

  • Jay
    Posted at 18:49h, 02 December 2009 Reply

    Hye Nikkos that’s hwat’s up my brother ! LOl i’d like to get that one too if you are ok ! ahahhaha ! thx again ! we got the funk !

  • Johnny
    Posted at 10:34h, 03 December 2009 Reply

    I’d love to hear this album!

  • alfonso
    Posted at 14:39h, 03 December 2009 Reply

    hey man, This is an album that I don’t knew. ¿de donde los sacas?
    Thanks for all your work, nikos.
    Bye

  • Kyle Eaddy
    Posted at 00:46h, 05 December 2009 Reply

    Man, I have been looking for this album. The only song I have every heard was “Miss Jessie” on youtube. They do remind of Rotary Connection, another out there yet genius group. I’ve got to say with this collection on your site, record stores will be revived! Thank for the history and knowledge. Kepp it going!

  • FoundMySoul
    Posted at 02:52h, 06 December 2009 Reply

    I just stumbled across your site and would really love to hear this black magic album. Thanks for all your time and hard work!

  • Grant
    Posted at 17:29h, 07 December 2009 Reply

    Thanks for this blog!!! Its refreshing to see like-minded folks who enjoy great music. You are really appreciated, I know the type of work it takes to rip audio and do it on a consistent basis as well as educate us about the artist.

  • Ken
    Posted at 21:53h, 07 December 2009 Reply

    Stumbled across the site. Awesome. Been looking for this album. Great stuff!

  • Troods
    Posted at 05:40h, 08 December 2009 Reply

    I do like making comments and saying thanks and you have definitely found a method to get people to take responsibility. I love your site. This album fascinates me – it’s new to me. So, I look forward to receiving the link and I will continue to support the generous work you do for the music loving community.

  • talpass
    Posted at 17:48h, 08 December 2009 Reply

    thanx for this one!!!!

  • Kristian
    Posted at 21:56h, 08 December 2009 Reply

    This albums seems really interesting!

  • nigel parks
    Posted at 03:42h, 09 December 2009 Reply

    nikos, thank you for all your work. you have seriously made music a new chapter in my life!

  • Walter Clark
    Posted at 02:42h, 11 December 2009 Reply

    I think that this is a good idea to make sure that people give proper respect

  • vincent the soul chef
    Posted at 01:42h, 12 December 2009 Reply

    Hi Nikos. It’s been way too long since I last checked in. I am awfully intrigued by this writeup, and would be grateful if you can still share the link with me. I finally broke down and got a Rapidshare account so I can play some serious catch-up with all of these tremendous posts.

    Big, BIG props to Marva for the extra information and insight. Much respect to you, and an extra thank you for allowing us the privilege to continue to enjoy the rare treasures you have blessed us with.

    Peace and blessings.

  • Martin Mirky
    Posted at 21:27h, 12 December 2009 Reply

    O Man!! Seldom have I seen such a great blog dedicated to funk&soul (the perfect combination 🙂
    Keep up the good work!! Respect!

  • Martin Mirky
    Posted at 21:32h, 12 December 2009 Reply

    Ok, see I forgot to ask for the link…. Thanks in advance!

  • vincent the soul chef
    Posted at 01:41h, 13 December 2009 Reply

    That was absolutely astonishing. Some of the cuts definitely ranks up there with the sound that Rotary was doing from 69-71. “Echoes of Love” was stunning. This record deserves a proper CD reissue. thank you again, Nikos, and thanks especially to Marva and Black Magic for a most uplifting experience.

    Peace and blessings.

  • tom henze
    Posted at 15:36h, 13 December 2009 Reply

    i truly enjoy the attitude and the respect to the artists on this museum like blog

  • Kyle Eaddy
    Posted at 20:11h, 14 December 2009 Reply

    This is so cerebral! So soulful, funky, and down right trippy. What I like about this Black Magic album is the fact it is unconventional soul/funk, but it is still an easy enjoyable listen. I’ve played it for my parents (sorry, they have never heard of this lost gem), andthey enjoyed it…more than when I played them Rotary Connection! I hope one day Atlantic comes to their senses and re-issues this! Talk to them!

  • atg
    Posted at 22:21h, 15 December 2009 Reply

    i been looking for this for a minute! good looks!

  • brian higgins
    Posted at 05:32h, 17 December 2009 Reply

    cant wait to check this also im a big rotary connection fan, thanx alot again.
    brian

  • Adam
    Posted at 17:37h, 18 December 2009 Reply

    Thanks for the great blog. I forgot to email you for this album. Thanks for providing it!!

  • urkelBot Brian
    Posted at 16:55h, 20 December 2009 Reply

    where do you guys find this stuff? A big thank you for introducing me to forgotten gems! truly a blessing

  • oli
    Posted at 15:47h, 25 December 2009 Reply

    oh, wooooow… ah hell of nice albums. thank you very much. i’ve been looking for this one since a long time. would you please hook me up with the link for “black magic”?

    cheers

  • nygle
    Posted at 02:56h, 29 December 2009 Reply

    i have been reading some of the post and i had seen this album had been mentioned and it sparked my interest with the number of comments it looks like this is a great gem that has been found and i would like to hear what i am missing out on . thanks guys for posting and sharing the music

  • J-1 aka Juice
    Posted at 00:52h, 03 January 2010 Reply

    Much love to the diggers of funk my soul this is what you call bringing in the new year with obscure vinyl for all hip hop heads alike. i kno this will heat up my mpc thru the winter. Happy new years to yall. and Stay up.1

  • nik
    Posted at 03:35h, 04 January 2010 Reply

    I’d love to check this album out, I love this site, thanks so much for uploading all these awesome soul tunes. keep it up

  • reader
    Posted at 10:53h, 06 January 2010 Reply

    psyched to hear this album, great to see that Marva Holiday appreciates your work.

  • Eddie
    Posted at 03:53h, 07 January 2010 Reply

    Just stumbled across the site. Great site & cant wait to listen to this “Black Magic” album.
    Thank You!!!!

  • HoMac
    Posted at 12:46h, 09 January 2010 Reply

    Thanks you for bringing me back to an awareness and a renewed appreciation for a genre I’ve only dabbled in several time in my life. I just found FMS searching for funky JB xmas tunes and landed here. All I can say is wow. There is a whole lotta love going into the FMS (and a nod to ASAF as well) blogging effort. I do not have much to offer, but if you are interested in Big Twist & the Mellow Fellows or the Atlantic R&B Box set of vinyl, I’d be happy to dig through the vault and pull them. I’d need a little time to get up the curve ripping vinyl analogue into digital. Thank you for being you!

  • Sean
    Posted at 04:23h, 11 January 2010 Reply

    would love to hear this

    many thanks

  • Colin
    Posted at 11:31h, 13 January 2010 Reply

    I can’t believe the work you guys do in making this music available to the world. Truly commendable, and much appreciated. I can’t keep up with it all, but without your efforts my musical experience would be so much poorer. Thank you.

  • karpovcar
    Posted at 11:39h, 13 January 2010 Reply

    how to dawnload this album

  • demic
    Posted at 05:14h, 14 January 2010 Reply

    hi can i get the link please? love to get the album

  • Deelee
    Posted at 04:03h, 19 January 2010 Reply

    My childhood memories are made brighter by listening to the music you guys post; happier days of optimism and hope – sometimes it only takes a song to lift you up again. Thanks to all those artists who created such a rich environment for a life to grow in. Love and more love always.

  • shawn jordan
    Posted at 04:46h, 21 January 2010 Reply

    Thank You Your Magnificent Blog And Your continuous contributions keep Educating The Masses

  • philhorneman
    Posted at 10:16h, 21 January 2010 Reply

    Without ever hearing the album I DO thank you for this post…I understand from all other comments this album is a jewell and I am very interested in hearing it soon. Peace.

  • cos
    Posted at 11:10h, 21 January 2010 Reply

    this is the best blog ever

  • Andrew
    Posted at 06:10h, 22 January 2010 Reply

    Unbelievable dedication and thoughtfulness in everything you are doing on this blog! Gorgeous music treated with the love it deserves. Thank you for sharing these gems and for your hard work all the way through. -A

  • Charles Bogle
    Posted at 00:52h, 24 January 2010 Reply

    Great material all around! Thanks for sharing. Never will see most of this in print again.

  • Mark Verbert
    Posted at 19:11h, 24 January 2010 Reply

    One of the best blogs around, thanks for keeping SOUL alive.
    Keep on the good work !

  • James McDurt
    Posted at 23:19h, 25 January 2010 Reply

    Thanks for all your wonderfull contributions!

  • Miguel
    Posted at 23:34h, 29 January 2010 Reply

    Just found out about this blog. Great music, would love to hear this

    many thanks!

    Muchas Gracias , Miguel

  • ian
    Posted at 21:38h, 30 January 2010 Reply

    thanks for all the great music on your blog! it’s amazing. would love the link to Black Magic. my mother had this record when i was kid and it’s long since lost and would love to hear again. thanks!!

  • BJackCity
    Posted at 09:13h, 31 January 2010 Reply

    thx for this record!!!!!!

  • ian charlton
    Posted at 19:53h, 02 February 2010 Reply

    i am super interested in hearing this album… I don’t know anything about it, but based on the other albums and tastes available on this blog, i am sure i will not be disappointed! It is great to see and know that the pioneers and artists that made this amazing music are able to see that there is a strong love and passion for their music and talents, and can only hope to be able to share this with anyone i come across that has an appetite for beautiful soul/funk/early disco… THANK YOU for educating me further than i expected… I have subscribed to this blog, and will be back daily to fulfil my desire to hear what is new! Thanks again!

  • jan
    Posted at 15:46h, 04 February 2010 Reply

    fantastic, again. Can I get link pls!!???

  • rrISSI
    Posted at 21:59h, 05 February 2010 Reply

    I’ sorry but not speack you lenguage
    You blog it’s amazing
    please the link for Black Magic Where love is .

    Please thank

  • Philip Nicegreen
    Posted at 03:05h, 06 February 2010 Reply

    Hi,
    This sounds great to hear and reminded me to come visit this blog a lot more often. Thanks in advance to send me the link if still on. Also great to read that the artists appreciate the sharing. Cheers, Philip

  • Phelps
    Posted at 03:10h, 07 February 2010 Reply

    Sounds great! Thanks!

  • Lou
    Posted at 09:54h, 07 February 2010 Reply

    I’ve never heard of these guys, but I haven’t found any bad releases on ATCO and am really looking forward to hearing this one!!!

    Great job on the blog. I’m mostly a jazz head, so I’m learning a lot from this.

    Cheers

    Lou

  • bunsoplenty
    Posted at 11:41h, 07 February 2010 Reply

    hey id love to get a link to this if still possible! I’ve been diggin thru the archives for days now 🙂 thx!

  • Philip Nicegreen
    Posted at 15:23h, 07 February 2010 Reply

    Just listening to “before it’s done” and it’s great. Thanks for sharing.

  • Chris
    Posted at 06:27h, 11 February 2010 Reply

    As a music lover, I am so lucky to have found this awesome blog that you run. Thank you so much for the inspiring effort! If this record’s link is still available, I’d absolutely love to get it.

  • Marc
    Posted at 02:36h, 15 February 2010 Reply

    I’m continuing to explore the site and finding so many treasures. Thanks so much!

  • wkc
    Posted at 23:02h, 15 February 2010 Reply

    Been a while since I have checked in with you Nikkos. Hope all is well. Would love to hear this lp if the offer is still available. Thank you for all your efforts to share the music.

  • Maro
    Posted at 16:40h, 17 February 2010 Reply

    Thanks for providing good stuff !!

  • Dayton
    Posted at 06:36h, 18 February 2010 Reply

    Thanks for all of your hard work posting all these great albums. I really appreciate it.

  • Laurent
    Posted at 14:08h, 20 February 2010 Reply

    thank you for sharing
    this is such a great blog

  • Laurent
    Posted at 14:10h, 20 February 2010 Reply

    amazing effort.

  • Mytee
    Posted at 17:39h, 22 February 2010 Reply

    Thanx, the blog’s great!! I’ve been looking for this for long time!!

  • luke
    Posted at 23:30h, 23 February 2010 Reply

    look forward to hearing it, hope you’ll give me a chance 🙂 greets

  • Legacy
    Posted at 07:07h, 01 March 2010 Reply

    Thank you for all that you do in keeping the soul alive!! I would love to have the opportunity to listen to the Black magic LP. Keep up the good work!

  • ednom
    Posted at 03:52h, 03 March 2010 Reply

    looks like sumthing i wud lyk, thanx 4 ur continued dedication

  • tee-qoo
    Posted at 01:38h, 04 March 2010 Reply

    Thanks for real good stuff!

  • dustywax
    Posted at 01:30h, 09 March 2010 Reply

    Man, y’all don’t miss!! Its been months since I’ve been able to check on you guys and I might as well be winning the lotto with the rarities you guys are putting up. Link please to [email protected]

  • bonny
    Posted at 20:54h, 09 March 2010 Reply

    the best soul album blog outthere best music best rips fanx for your hard work

  • key
    Posted at 12:01h, 10 March 2010 Reply

    i actually inherited the actual LP from my grandfather and I love the arrangements and harmony… I dont have a way to convert my LP to digital to take it on the road with me, so this is very much appreciated.. God bless the artists foremost and also to FMG for making this possible! Love you guys! Please send the link

  • Brain
    Posted at 22:36h, 10 March 2010 Reply

    one of the greatest groups EVER

  • hesser
    Posted at 22:32h, 11 March 2010 Reply

    Again, another one I’m totally unfamiliar with, but given all the fuss it must be worth a listen! Can’t wait to hear it! Thanks so much!!

  • jacques
    Posted at 09:53h, 14 March 2010 Reply

    the last few nights i spend several hours here, chance for me to learn a lot about musics that i dont know and also to rediscover my own collection…many lp’s you present here, i already have but dont listen to them for many years…i also realise that some of them cost a lot of money now…i bought them very cheaply during the early 80’s in europe ..France, Spain , Germany & London…many heavy suitcases full of records…good memories….Thank you very much from France

  • K
    Posted at 14:54h, 20 March 2010 Reply

    this one looks like a time machine treasure, hadn’t heard of it before. much gratitude for a wonderful blog and the obvious effort and love you put into it!

    best from NYC,
    K

  • James
    Posted at 19:37h, 24 March 2010 Reply

    I love this site and think you are honorable people. Thank you for all this wonderful music, and i hope i may can get the chance to listen to BLACK MAGIC at some point. My email is added. Thank you all for everything, you move my soul!

  • hamnegger
    Posted at 01:32h, 26 March 2010 Reply

    I am gobsmacked at what I have come across here
    keepin the faith, for sure
    I’ll be back 2moro
    many thanks Nikos et al

  • T.O. Tom
    Posted at 22:55h, 26 March 2010 Reply

    Big 5th dimension fan, so i am excited to hear this one…
    Thanks for the post
    keep soul alive…

  • John
    Posted at 23:09h, 26 March 2010 Reply

    Hi, thanks for all your efforts – there’s some fantastic stuff on your site. Looking forward to hearing this one so please send me the link.
    Thanks again.

  • soulfoodie
    Posted at 08:39h, 27 March 2010 Reply

    a friend encouraged me to listen to this album and i’m excited to know people who actually contributed to something so timeless are actually listening…. i hope get to listen to the whole album soon.. thanks ago

  • soulfoodie
    Posted at 08:40h, 27 March 2010 Reply

    a friend encouraged me to listen to this album and i’m excited to know people who actually contributed to something so timeless are actually listening…. i hope get to listen to the whole album soon.. thanks ago

  • apollojams
    Posted at 12:25h, 31 March 2010 Reply

    Hi! Am leaving a comment not so much for the DL link for the Black Magic LP [although my ears are wide open to anything i haven’t heard before!], but rather to thank you and all the contributors for all your hard work. I already have so many of the albums posted here, so I’ve done more reading and learning than i have downloading! The extra tracks, super obscurities and intense documentation really make this blog a jewel to be savored. Please note my e-mail address and let me know if the site moves, goes private, etc. Believe it or not, i’ve read the ENTIRE thing from 4/’08 up to THIS point, and once i’m caught up to the present, i’ll be sure to put my “two cents” in more often! Keep me posted (pun intended) and thanx again!

  • causemen
    Posted at 18:49h, 31 March 2010 Reply

    Looking forward to get this one. Many thanks. Actually no words are enough to explain my appreciation of the legacy you contribute to..

  • Egon Brainparts
    Posted at 19:17h, 31 March 2010 Reply

    anything that’s compared to rotary connection is a pretty much must listen in my mind. Thanks so much for giving people access to these

  • scombes
    Posted at 10:01h, 03 April 2010 Reply

    wow, this looks great, can’t wait to hear it. whole blog is sick!
    peace

  • Colin Bappo
    Posted at 18:15h, 03 April 2010 Reply

    for this album, I will gladly leave a comment, love the work you guys are putting in, keep up the excellent work.

    Peace and love, one

  • A. Douglas
    Posted at 14:46h, 05 April 2010 Reply

    Thank you very much for your recognition of the artist on this album. The bassist on this album, Wayne Douglas is my father. One Love.

  • funkchild
    Posted at 21:34h, 05 April 2010 Reply

    With this site i discover many excellent soul and funk albums. First step is to download and listen, and second – love and seek original vinyl release. This band it’s something new for me, i wish that i’ll love it:)

  • Cesare Cera
    Posted at 10:38h, 06 April 2010 Reply

    It’s an hard-time for myself about work and life but I’ve got a precious support finding this marvellous blog!! Full of music that I ever loved, with lot of records that I have at home, fantastic records that unfortunately I’ve sold to make money for food, rent….. Huge Respect!! I never listen the Black Magic album!! Peace

  • Stel Bomber
    Posted at 01:39h, 09 April 2010 Reply

    I just found your blog and I must say that your are a genuine crate digger. I’m loving your posts. Keep up the good work and help preserve the music. PEACE!

  • hamnegger
    Posted at 23:20h, 10 April 2010 Reply

    hey nikos, thanks again for everything
    my comms have not been showing for some reason

  • hamnegger
    Posted at 00:32h, 11 April 2010 Reply

    thanks FMS
    appreciate link please
    cheers

  • trevor
    Posted at 01:47h, 11 April 2010 Reply

    hey this looks awesome, could I check the link [email protected]. thanks in advance

  • nah
    Posted at 14:50h, 15 April 2010 Reply

    please send me the link!!!!!!!!! =)

  • Rick
    Posted at 18:16h, 19 April 2010 Reply

    Thanks for sharing this Lp, love your work

  • Novo
    Posted at 04:53h, 20 April 2010 Reply

    Son la 4:oo am. Conocía tu blog desde hace tiempo pero hasta hoy no me había parado a leerlo, solo lo había visitado por encima alguna vez, ahora creo que voy a tardar varias horas en irme a la cama,:). Gracias por escribir y darnos a conocer más acerca de la música del alma, de la música Soul.

  • jefmpc60
    Posted at 01:58h, 24 April 2010 Reply

    Thanks for hooking up all the good music. Your site is a goldmine.

  • cassinellis
    Posted at 17:46h, 24 April 2010 Reply

    Wonderful, wonderful site, its easy to see with the effort put in that you know and love your music, thanks for the time you put into it much appreciated

  • myr
    Posted at 21:14h, 24 April 2010 Reply

    I would like to listen this album, I’m learning lot of musicians with your blog! Thank’s for share with us this good music!

  • SN
    Posted at 01:56h, 26 April 2010 Reply

    So much new music here, an aural delight!

  • Joe
    Posted at 21:29h, 26 April 2010 Reply

    Amazing Blog! Thanks for your efforts! One delicious groove after another. This is the best music blog ever! I’m really looking forward to listening to this Black Magic album, thanks a million in advance!

  • roux
    Posted at 18:24h, 28 April 2010 Reply

    great band! need that 🙂

  • quiy
    Posted at 00:11h, 30 April 2010 Reply

    Can You send me link to this LP. It’ll be greatfull! Thaks!

  • roux
    Posted at 10:57h, 30 April 2010 Reply

    Could U send me link? I can’t wait. Thanks!

  • DJ Baltimore Boogie Man
    Posted at 08:29h, 01 May 2010 Reply

    Once again…KUDOS!!! A link would be greatly appreciated 🙂

  • aman
    Posted at 14:33h, 03 May 2010 Reply

    Great Album a real gem.Thanks 4 your work,it’s very important,bring me to life again!God Bless You.

  • aman
    Posted at 17:03h, 03 May 2010 Reply

    I had left a comment but i didn’t get a mail with download link.Please send me it,soon.Thanks!

  • Larry
    Posted at 15:18h, 07 May 2010 Reply

    Nikos, judging from your description, this record sounds right up my alley. I’m very much looking forward to hearing it. Thanks again to you and your crew for all you do — especially Trakbuv, whose reviews are a special liner-note bonus every time.

  • Sound Collector
    Posted at 21:34h, 07 May 2010 Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing all of this great music and all the work you guys put in.

    I am looking forward to hearing this album.

  • Dooks P
    Posted at 21:28h, 10 May 2010 Reply

    hi nikos, jus found your site about an hour ago & what i see is banging. loving ur site, i was hoping i can get a link to this lp please. bless & thank u.

  • Demerara J
    Posted at 13:52h, 12 May 2010 Reply

    Just found the blog, this is amazing! Great amount of time and care and ofcourse great music.. I would really like to hear this album after reading your review… Thanks J

  • Trappajon MD
    Posted at 17:43h, 13 May 2010 Reply

    Just came accross this blog, I appreciate the good music! Leaving this comment because I’d like to check out that Black Magic.

  • Eugene
    Posted at 21:01h, 17 May 2010 Reply

    I would really love to hear this album after reading this review. I honestly am very happy for this blog and I hope that you guys keep the good work forever! Peace.

  • Joe
    Posted at 06:01h, 19 May 2010 Reply

    The band that should have had it all. Gorgeous melodies & terrific songs. Thank you very much for offering this, I’ve searched on and off for this one for the last 30 years. Thanks for spreading the word in such an interesting blog!

  • Corbett
    Posted at 07:44h, 25 May 2010 Reply

    Thank you so much for all your efforts putting this blog together. It is truly amazing!

  • dexter
    Posted at 22:49h, 25 May 2010 Reply

    the same

  • dexter
    Posted at 22:50h, 25 May 2010 Reply

    But where is the download link ?

  • Nikos
    Posted at 22:54h, 25 May 2010 Reply

    dexter,

    give me your mail for the link

  • whitesoul
    Posted at 06:23h, 07 June 2010 Reply

    Please send me the link…thanks so much!!!

  • ShimmyTimmy
    Posted at 19:10h, 09 June 2010 Reply

    Thanks for taking us deeper in the seventies!!!!
    Real music that needs to be respected and heard all over the world!!!
    Keep on going guys!!!

  • nieze
    Posted at 07:19h, 15 June 2010 Reply

    DOPE!!!! Cant wait 2hear it!!!!

  • laurent
    Posted at 21:32h, 15 June 2010 Reply

    nikos.. for some reason one of the best funk/soul albums on my computer has dissappeared.. can you resend me the link please? thanks so much
    it’s a masterpiece, so bummed i lost it.
    have a nice day
    keep on

  • David Johnson
    Posted at 05:22h, 20 June 2010 Reply

    first of all let me thank the contributors here at FMS. this blog is very informative and exceptionally maintained. my hat is off to everyone here. I have followed this blog for some time and have been introduced to names and music beyond my wildest imagination. your time and professionalism is greatly appreciated. thank you!!

  • Marc os
    Posted at 18:20h, 22 June 2010 Reply

    Congratulations, this is one of the best blogs have ever visited. Could you please let me go pro link to this album. Keep up the good work !!!!!

  • porio
    Posted at 20:04h, 23 June 2010 Reply

    thanks! this seems like a great album!

  • james
    Posted at 14:00h, 27 June 2010 Reply

    Yo Nikos, thanks for the nice work you do for this site.Can you send me a link for “Black Magic – Where Love Is”, I don’t know this group.. Thanks in advance… Support and respect.. Peace..

  • A. Douglas
    Posted at 02:07h, 08 July 2010 Reply

    Thanks for the post on this album Nikos and paying tribute to great music. I just found your blog today. The bassist Wayne Douglas on this album Black Magic – Where love is, is my dad. I understand you have also posted Jerry Peters’ album Blueprint for discovery (which I have yet to find), in which he is also the bassist on that album. I will visit your site frequently. Thanks again

  • TB
    Posted at 23:34h, 08 July 2010 Reply

    I really would like to check this album out

  • edd
    Posted at 07:42h, 09 July 2010 Reply

    great comment, great blog, great music. this is the kind of thing I can’t get enough of these days–this golden era of innovative American music. can’t wait to hear this. many many thanks!

    Edd Hurt, Nashville

  • jmat
    Posted at 09:05h, 11 July 2010 Reply

    very intrigued by this album. Can i get some sweet joy for my ears??

    =))

    Thanks alot man.

  • jmat
    Posted at 04:49h, 13 July 2010 Reply

    Sorry about putting the wrong email. I was so excited about possibly hearing this record that I added an extra zero to my name haha!!

  • goo
    Posted at 05:28h, 16 July 2010 Reply

    whether i get this link or not, thank you for all the great albums this blog has supplied. It’s truly fine work

  • Joe
    Posted at 15:35h, 16 July 2010 Reply

    Hi!

    Thanks for All….

    …pls … Black Magic – 1970 – Where Love Is

    Thanx Your Very Great Work … Rated 1000 …

  • FunkyJamz
    Posted at 21:41h, 16 July 2010 Reply

    This looks very good I would really love to have it. Keep up the hard work!!

  • marc mac
    Posted at 14:29h, 19 July 2010 Reply

    Black Magic – 1970 – Where Love Is.

    I am a massive Stepney fan and would love to hear this record. Many thanks.
    Marc

  • scombes
    Posted at 15:07h, 19 July 2010 Reply

    man, just found this blog and so far every single page is absolute killer! new fav blog, hands down.

  • Tom
    Posted at 22:10h, 27 July 2010 Reply

    Keep up the hard work Nikos. How do you find out about all this music?
    Awesome website and you a great teacher!

  • Universal DJ Sect
    Posted at 10:11h, 28 July 2010 Reply

    Peace and much love to all the hard work you guys do to make this all possible. I appreciate the education and keep it movin to the next. Thanks again for your dedication to good music.

  • Kingtut
    Posted at 01:07h, 30 July 2010 Reply

    THx

  • Sire
    Posted at 01:11h, 30 July 2010 Reply

    Blog is real dope. Really wanna hear this album. Thx alot.

  • Sire
    Posted at 07:21h, 30 July 2010 Reply

    Had to thank you again for the link.

  • Johann
    Posted at 18:25h, 02 August 2010 Reply

    Thanks for sharing all this great stuff. Keep on. I’ve been looking for this great album such a long time.

  • Carlos Linhares
    Posted at 22:40h, 02 August 2010 Reply

    Thanks a lot for this blog. It’s wonderful!

  • Harry
    Posted at 19:29h, 05 August 2010 Reply

    Thanks again folks you are the greatest

  • joshua fraustro
    Posted at 10:37h, 06 August 2010 Reply

    you guys have no idea how much your blog means to me. And trust me, compensation from me to you is coming someday soon. God bless you for your beautiful work 🙂

  • Christian
    Posted at 23:12h, 07 August 2010 Reply

    I just found this blog and I must say I am blown away…You just can’t find alot of this..Un-effin-believable…Kudos to you sir..and Kudos again…soul

  • Chris
    Posted at 03:13h, 09 August 2010 Reply

    When I heard the song Miss Jessie I thought for sure I would never hear it again…but here it is…

  • greg
    Posted at 20:17h, 13 August 2010 Reply

    Hey, I’ve left comments before and will again !
    I think your work is AMAZING and I thank you all for it.
    You have really schooled me (in a good way) through this blog.
    Your efforts are really appreciated. Cheers.

  • Herman
    Posted at 03:11h, 19 August 2010 Reply

    Your site is great. Keep it rollin’. This keeps the music alive.

  • Russ
    Posted at 23:15h, 19 August 2010 Reply

    Hi, I’ve heard about this album before but have so far been unable to find it. Would very much appreciate a link. Thank you in advance!

  • Phohat
    Posted at 17:48h, 26 August 2010 Reply

    Just about them , and just need to discover them.
    Thanx Peace !!

  • Gazzaboy
    Posted at 02:43h, 30 August 2010 Reply

    Thanks for all of your fine efforts.
    I am very much lookin forward to listening to this one.

    Cheers

    Gazzaboy

  • Martin Mirky
    Posted at 19:19h, 06 September 2010 Reply

    This is such an awesome album! I had thus album, but it was ‘lost’ during one of my gigs… Hope someone enjoys it as much as I did now 😉
    Well, hope to here it again!! Keep up the great work here man!!

  • Mark G.
    Posted at 09:03h, 10 September 2010 Reply

    I appreciate the hard work being put into this site in bringing great albums like this one. Thank you….

  • ELI
    Posted at 12:20h, 11 September 2010 Reply

    funkmysoul is one of my favorite sites. i love music and i listen to everything that i could get my ears on. I appreciate what you guys do, you keep music lovers happy. really interested in this black magic lp

  • Jose Javier
    Posted at 11:12h, 12 September 2010 Reply

    Good morning, I write from Spain just wanted to tell you the great job you realize that to teach a large part of music history that otherwise we would be very difficult. Thank you very much and continue with your great work.

  • Toby
    Posted at 01:25h, 15 September 2010 Reply

    Hi,

    Can you please send me the album?

    Thanks 🙂

  • Luiz Carlos Menegon
    Posted at 19:48h, 21 September 2010 Reply

    I would like to receive link to this album BLACK MAGIC – Where Love Is. I think it is a great disc. Thanks for the beautiful blog!!

  • booker miles
    Posted at 06:33h, 22 September 2010 Reply

    I really like and appreciate this unique blog! Keep up the good work.
    Thank you.

  • Pipo
    Posted at 22:18h, 22 September 2010 Reply

    From Spain,Thanks for this marvellous blog, I enjoy a lot, i would like to receive the link of this gemm. Thank You

  • jesse
    Posted at 21:03h, 27 September 2010 Reply

    Thanks for all you have done and I really appreciate your hard works!
    all here are good music..I would love to listen to this album too. Thanks in advance

  • Kelly Peter
    Posted at 21:10h, 27 September 2010 Reply

    So cool to receive comments from band members, etc!! I guess I should not be so surprised, as they are of course fans of soul music as much or more than any of us 🙂
    I had never seen this LP before at the record shop or ebay either for that matter, would certainly like to give it a listen:) Thanks nikos, MrMoo, DrSoul and other contributors, I’m excited to lay back and relax listening to some new LPs I’ve never had a chance to hear before!

  • Matt Atkinson
    Posted at 08:00h, 07 October 2010 Reply

    Hello again, I’m not familiar with this record at all but would love to hear it if you wouldn’t mind sending it. Thanks for everything.

  • Dr Bell Otus
    Posted at 01:57h, 08 October 2010 Reply

    Hi Nikos,
    I’ll just pray to God to be not belated … I’m so curious about this one, really curious.

    Many thanks by all your excellent work

  • C Walls III
    Posted at 09:27h, 08 October 2010 Reply

    Thanks for all your outstanding work.

  • Shurtim
    Posted at 03:50h, 21 October 2010 Reply

    God bless u all and this site…u make my everyday 😀
    Cheers

  • Werreg
    Posted at 17:43h, 22 October 2010 Reply

    Please send me the link to download…
    Thanks in advance

  • Rotko
    Posted at 19:32h, 24 October 2010 Reply

    Hey,

    Nice rip, Is it possible to listen good music?

    Thank you for all

  • robster
    Posted at 03:45h, 27 October 2010 Reply

    Please keep it coming!!! love the rare tunes and please dont stop!

  • Pietro
    Posted at 19:12h, 28 October 2010 Reply

    First thing in the morning,after wake up,is checking your blog,mate.

  • Lt. Patraic
    Posted at 05:31h, 31 October 2010 Reply

    Thank you Nikos! Your music makes my day a little easier.

  • matt
    Posted at 01:51h, 01 November 2010 Reply

    love this blog, love soul music, and would love a chance to listen to this album

  • Badekapp
    Posted at 20:28h, 01 November 2010 Reply

    hi ther,
    as requested:
    (Nikos: Black Magic and Linda Jones links needs you to comment on the post and write your mail there in order to send you the link)

    SO HERE IS MY COMMENT !

    WHAT A MARVELOUS & FANTASTIC BLOG !!!

    THANX

    Badekapp

  • Lydia
    Posted at 19:11h, 02 November 2010 Reply

    I have always wanted to hear this album and can’t wait to. Thanks for sharing with everyone and I’ll be sure to leave a comment after I hear it!

  • Jude_box
    Posted at 23:37h, 03 November 2010 Reply

    Hi, I just discovers your blog. You’re doing a great job. Thank You.
    May I received the link? Julien

  • loveit
    Posted at 15:43h, 09 November 2010 Reply

    Thanks for all this amazing stuff to explore, respect! Love the special, weird sound of rotary connection, so I’d be truely curious for this, thanks in advance!

  • Marcus
    Posted at 06:48h, 11 November 2010 Reply

    Been looking for this for a while. I would love to have the link

  • Chongastyle
    Posted at 00:23h, 15 November 2010 Reply

    Hi,

    Looks like a great LP : could you send me the link please ?

    Thanx

  • TYMUSIC
    Posted at 01:19h, 19 November 2010 Reply

    thank you in advance for allowing me to enjoy this album am looking forward to hearing it!!!

  • Tony
    Posted at 09:42h, 21 November 2010 Reply

    Thanks for this amazing stuff that you have uploaded. We are grateful for all the uploads including this one. Thanks. Much respect!

  • meyeker
    Posted at 20:32h, 24 November 2010 Reply

    I just found this record. I don’t have my turntables at the moment & I’d love to hear it. Thanks & I look forward to checking out the rest of your blog. looks nice.

  • Martin
    Posted at 12:16h, 04 December 2010 Reply

    Unbelievable site!! Your uploads are like a dream come true for me. I have been searching for years for this type of music and here it is. So much of your stuff I haven’t even heard of before but everything I download from you is superb. Thank you so much! Would love to hear this Black Magic album!

  • Kruger
    Posted at 20:56h, 07 December 2010 Reply

    This is an amazing record!!!!!
    And a reat job u doin’ here!
    Respect
    Kruger

  • Jo
    Posted at 19:48h, 13 December 2010 Reply

    Heard faces on the bus on marc mac mix on bts and been searching high and low for some more. Be hugely grateful if you can send link. Awesome site dude!

  • Ram
    Posted at 20:54h, 14 December 2010 Reply

    Greetings and thanks for the info and music! Blogs like yours definitely provide a huge service to the music listening community.

    I must admit I rarely leave comments on blogs, so apologies to you! You are appreciated!

  • Bernie
    Posted at 21:27h, 02 January 2011 Reply

    This blog means a lot to me and has done much for my appreciation of sweet soul music over the last few years. I want to thank you for all of your hard work

  • MIKE
    Posted at 02:02h, 03 January 2011 Reply

    Thanks for all the great music.Im a great admirer of Jerry Peters and Anita Poree’s work.

  • Raul
    Posted at 00:46h, 08 January 2011 Reply

    I love this blog. You guys open up a world of music for me to enjoy that i could otherwise not be able to anywhere else.

  • adam
    Posted at 16:30h, 12 January 2011 Reply

    I THINK YOU HAVE AN AMAZING COLLECTION OF TUNES AND ENJOY MANY LPS FROMHERE…THANKS TO YOU ALL ! I HAVE NOT STOPPED PLAYING BLUEPRINT FOR DISCOVERY BY JERRY PETERS FOR AGES. AM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING THIS ONE TOO…KEEP TURNING THE WORLD ON TO THESE LOST CLASSICS…THANK YOU ALL AGAIN. I HOPE YOU CAN MAIL ASAP AS AM VERY EXCITED BY THIS ONE……PEACE!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 20:24h, 20 January 2011 Reply

    what kind of black magic have u done over there .beautiful devine sounds keep up the good work ,please i would appreciate if u could send me the link,love and peace all around.

  • sotiris
    Posted at 20:34h, 20 January 2011 Reply

    what kind of black magic have u done over there .beautiful devine sounds keep up the good work ,please i would appreciate if u could send me the link,love and peace all around. sotiris

  • M
    Posted at 11:52h, 25 January 2011 Reply

    I stumbled upon this blog while randomly googling Jerry Peters. This blog is a real throwback to the old sites that have been long since shutdown. Ripping vinyl is a lot of work, especially in the numbers you guys seem to put out. I’d love to be able to hear this album. Even if that doesn’t happen, I have the rest of the site to enjoy. Keep up the great work!

  • Kalo
    Posted at 01:41h, 30 January 2011 Reply

    Thanks for this amazing record!

  • de_lyssa
    Posted at 06:14h, 30 January 2011 Reply

    great stuff. thanks. would love the download link
    [email protected]

  • Robert
    Posted at 00:37h, 03 February 2011 Reply

    Hi there,

    New to your blog. Looks very interesting. Would be grateful to get the link to Black Magic album. Got this one track from a Marc Mac mix and really liked it. Curious how the rest of the album sounds. Thanks!

  • Milo
    Posted at 01:47h, 05 February 2011 Reply

    Wow… So much memories on your site. I remember a lot of the album covers from my childhood. Many I did not remember until coming through your site. Much appreciated. I would love to receive a link for this one.

  • Karee
    Posted at 23:11h, 21 March 2011 Reply

    Thank you for an amazing site!! Would love to hear this album!!!

  • luc
    Posted at 09:09h, 29 March 2011 Reply

    hi and thanks a lot for sharing those dopeness albums!!
    all of ur hard work is much appreciated
    keep it real!!

  • Francesco
    Posted at 18:07h, 02 April 2011 Reply

    Ciao
    i am glad there are people like you who share these wonderful pieces of our history to make our days better. Long life to you and to funk and soul music!!!! Thank you very very much.

  • E-Man
    Posted at 17:33h, 05 April 2011 Reply

    Appreciate this a whole lot. I’ve been put on to sooooo much because of you guys. Hope this site doesnt shutdown no time soon. There would definitely be a void for us youger folk who are very much interested/moved by the music of our parents generation. Thanks

  • Soulero
    Posted at 19:15h, 07 April 2011 Reply

    Black Magic – 1970 – Where Love Is

  • Soulero
    Posted at 19:15h, 07 April 2011 Reply

    And many thanks…

  • Gray
    Posted at 20:43h, 07 April 2011 Reply

    Would love to hear this album, thanks.

  • pinchu
    Posted at 13:06h, 18 April 2011 Reply

    love your site, it´s “cojonudo”, really nice job, love to hear this album
    thankks a lot

  • lee
    Posted at 20:16h, 27 April 2011 Reply

    thanks for the great read . please can u email me he link as this would make my mum happy on her b day if i can put this on a cd for her

    kind regards

    Lee

  • King Boom
    Posted at 21:07h, 02 May 2011 Reply

    Could I Please Get This Album! The Article Was Too Great!

  • sgrillak
    Posted at 03:35h, 12 May 2011 Reply

    I Love this blog.I’ve actually found some of these albums at a music auction a few years back.I lost them all to the ex after the divorce.Thanks for making them available.

  • jukeboxer
    Posted at 18:02h, 12 May 2011 Reply

    highly interested in hearing this album. please send me the link.
    thanks again.

  • Gray
    Posted at 01:31h, 13 May 2011 Reply

    Thanks for all of your efforts, look forward to hearing this album.

  • JJacques
    Posted at 15:32h, 24 May 2011 Reply

    Thanks for the fantastic music of your site.
    Please, send me the link for this album.
    Merci encore.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 21:49h, 24 May 2011 Reply

    wonderful site. the youtube and added comments and liner notes makes your blog the best when it comes to teaching us about music. thank you so much

  • Jaye
    Posted at 03:48h, 03 June 2011 Reply

    Many thanks for this and all your other gifts, your great reviews, insights, info makes this blog a pleasure to read and learn from. How all of this great, great music got past me when I was younger I cannot believe. Thanks for the introductions. Love to receive a link. Many thanks, Peace. J

  • ms
    Posted at 20:03h, 04 June 2011 Reply

    Life is about sharing and sharing is just what this site is about. Thanks for all the wonderful music you have posted. I hope the artists appreciate that their music is being shared with others who may have missed the opportunity to hear some of the music that was not highly promoted. Please send the link for this album.

  • Daviid
    Posted at 12:03h, 10 June 2011 Reply

    Mi kindda gave up upon music, until i found this blog.. my soul has revieved!
    youre all in my praiers. Love Daviid

  • Mysterygrimms
    Posted at 17:23h, 17 June 2011 Reply

    Without a doubt, I would love to here this record. Also shout-outs to Mr. Moo!

  • minori
    Posted at 21:50h, 19 June 2011 Reply

    thanks so much! Love this web site and Mr. Moo in general. Endlessly grateful.

  • Scortch
    Posted at 17:21h, 20 June 2011 Reply

    It’s discoveries like these that make this site so wonderful to peruse!

  • Rebel
    Posted at 00:05h, 24 June 2011 Reply

    Great blog, keep sharing great music with a new generation

  • Lawrence
    Posted at 01:27h, 28 June 2011 Reply

    Absolutely love the website, you guys help to breathe life into this generation of music!!!

  • CV
    Posted at 04:02h, 30 June 2011 Reply

    A BIG thank you from New Zealand. Making my ears happy ever since I found it! Looking forward to hearing this

  • Michael
    Posted at 11:20h, 03 July 2011 Reply

    Can’t wait to hear this!!

  • macabre5150
    Posted at 00:43h, 10 July 2011 Reply

    What’s up first I like to say there is a lot of good music here some that I once had and now don’t as for the black magic I haven’t heard a lot of them maybe a couple of songs here and there. So it would be great to get that link. I also read somewhere you take request. So here it goes; I have been looking for soul generation classic cd not the body and soul album. Some blue magic I got the one you have here already, thanks for that pickup. Also some more temprees I understand that those might be hard to find so if you can’t that’s cool. Thank in advance for the link too the black magic and all the albums here.

  • Kika Luz
    Posted at 09:35h, 13 July 2011 Reply

    Dear Nikos, I;ve been enjoying your blog for a few weeks, digging deeper into the hundrads of vinyls you posted here. I have to tell you, your work in keeping this vintage music alive and kicking is amazing! The sound quality, the perfect choices of Funk, Soul, Disco- all accompanied by your (and your contributor’s) texts, that only emphasize how much you love what you do here. I want to thank you from the botom of my heart (and soul), and hope that you continue to surprise and delight all of us, your eternal followers, with great great MUSIC!

  • Mr. Grateful
    Posted at 07:10h, 25 December 2011 Reply

    Never heard of this LP! Can’t wait to listen..wonderful share! Thanx in advance

  • Soultaker
    Posted at 12:47h, 02 January 2012 Reply

    I have never heard of this before. This is what I love about this site. There is always something new to discover out there and you guys are on top of it. Good Job.

  • Kevin
    Posted at 19:40h, 12 January 2012 Reply

    Thanks again, for keeping my soul funkified.
    Love your endless effort

  • Curtis
    Posted at 10:10h, 14 April 2012 Reply

    Tanx a lot for this one !!!!!

  • C
    Posted at 09:06h, 21 August 2012 Reply

    well done fellas this is a super blog! hats off to all contributors.

  • jahcisco
    Posted at 22:37h, 26 August 2012 Reply

    Thanks. Much appreciated.

  • Konrad Adenuaer
    Posted at 19:52h, 18 September 2012 Reply

    thanks for so much good music und needfull informations.

  • Konrad Adenauer
    Posted at 20:35h, 18 September 2012 Reply

    thanks for the cool music and the special informations.

  • Beat Thief
    Posted at 07:14h, 05 November 2012 Reply

    a big thanks, some new Jerry Peters material for me to dig my teeth into – psyched !!

  • apollojams
    Posted at 21:58h, 17 March 2013 Reply

    Just wanted to leave a thank-you for all that you do here. I visit often [do more reading than DL-ing] and came across your request for feedback here in the “Black Magic” post. Rest assured we don’t take your hard work and dedication for granted. If you DO go private, let me know. Much love and keep on funkin’! 🙂

  • BXKemoSabe
    Posted at 20:08h, 19 March 2013 Reply

    I was in a bit of a panic mode recently, as i was unable to reach your website. I thoroughly enjoy all of your posts and especially appreciate the time that you take to provide the biographic information. Keep doing what you are doing!

  • Baylien
    Posted at 14:12h, 14 April 2013 Reply

    Found this in 2004. Lost the record in moving. Thank you!

  • Rollo
    Posted at 15:52h, 26 April 2013 Reply

    Hey guys, just found out this blog and I’m speechless. I am a newbie of this kind of music and I am wandering a lot to find out what it suites me most. That said, it is something special like Funk My Soul that can give me (and all the newbies around there) to find some treasures and “not so obviuos” music. The real passion that shows from the posts is a plus that is something like a chat with someone you can meet in an indie records store. Can’t wait for more, but now please, leave me press “submit” and let my brain blow away with the music. Thank you so much for what you are sharing with us, it’s much more than a bunch of notes.

  • john
    Posted at 00:59h, 01 May 2013 Reply

    Thanks and cant wait my self to hear this from the intro. keep it up, I appreciate the time and work you all put in, again thanks.

  • Yanni
    Posted at 19:39h, 10 August 2013 Reply

    Amazing album, thnx for all

  • Batdam
    Posted at 00:11h, 27 August 2013 Reply

    Thanks very much. I ve just discovered you re great funky site !!! I like very much !

  • sergio
    Posted at 17:30h, 16 September 2013 Reply

    I write from Spain. Tank you very much for such a fabulous site. I always loves seventies’ black music but until I discovered sites like your I couldn’t to hear the real soul music.

  • Frank
    Posted at 20:07h, 15 November 2013 Reply

    Wonderful music!

  • SoulSweed
    Posted at 19:39h, 22 December 2013 Reply

    Hi, just discovered your blog and it made my day, and probably many more to come.
    Congrats for your work and willingness to share soulful music to others.

  • 4PLAY
    Posted at 06:27h, 15 February 2014 Reply

    THANKS YOU ALL FOR MAKING THIS BLOG…. REALLY APPRECIATE IT ALL. Words can’t describe how I feel about this blog right now…. learning everyday since I came across this page….thank you again and again

  • Raphael Ramos
    Posted at 16:53h, 30 November 2014 Reply

    Thanks for the amazing blog, i really here in the blog for almost 2hrs and i still shocked with some many soul classics.

    Greatings from Brazil e congrats by the incredible job.

  • TomTorres
    Posted at 18:46h, 09 March 2015 Reply

    great album….seriously, this blog is Paradise 😉

  • Marcos
    Posted at 04:03h, 23 February 2016 Reply

    The comparison to Rotary Connection has piqued my interest, cannot wait to hear this! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful music with us.

  • jurassicjrod
    Posted at 19:14h, 28 May 2017 Reply

    this site is the most amazing collection of soul & funk & r&b & heart and Love and just all GEMS on the entire internet
    this blog has the most thorough reviews, and is laid out easily to navigate and find even more new artists to keep exploring..

    Thanks for your time and hard work….this is monumental and has changed my life so much….thank you for even the bonuses on some of these downloads….really opens my eyes…..like Anglo-Saxon Brown whaaaaaaat?????????? HOTNEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  • Marva Holiday
    Posted at 11:05h, 12 July 2018 Reply

    My long time friend, former group mate and songwriting mentor, Anita Poree, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018. Please stop by a FB page set up in her honor, “Remembering The Artistry of Lyricist Anita Poree.” I am glad I got a chance to print out the comments and mail to her. Thanks, Marva Holiday

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