FunkMySoul’s only purpose is to spread Soul, Funk, R’& ‘B, Jazz/Funk, Soul/Jazz and related from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, almost exclusively from the original vinyl.
Our vision is to create a collection of the most important artists and albums of these genres, a musical encyclopaedia if you will.
We hope that this passion can unify us all in our utmost respect for the purveyors of the music we love so much. Enjoy it and Bless you all Brothers and Sisters.
The Velours were an American R&B vocal group who had two minor pop hits in the US in the late 1950s, “Can I Come Over Tonight” and “Remember“. They relocated to England in the late 1960s, changed their name to The Fantastics, and had a…Read More/Download ›
After leading the 5th Dimension through a string of hits during the Sixties and stepping out as duo and winning a Grammy in 1976 for You Don’t Have To Be A Star, the second duets album by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. was eagerly…Read More/Download ›
A Tribute to Lee Variety – Samaki Bennett and Amour Label By Mike Callahan, Patrice Eyries, David Edwards and Randy Watts Amour was an Oakland-based label that was owned and run by Lee Variety. Before he moved to Oakland in the early 1970s, Variety had grown up…Read More/Download ›
I’ve been a fan of Funk My Soul since shortly after starting my FaceBook page Fat City Vinyl & Music Blog – I rather randomly came across FMS one day and was impressed with not only the records shared, but the depth of knowledge about…Read More/Download ›
R&B/Soul bands were a dime a dozen in the early 70s. For every Dells and Temptations, there was hundreds of groups knocking on the doors of record labels trying to get in the door. Many of them got a break and contributed a few releases, but…Read More/Download ›
Barbara Tamiko Ferguson was born in 1945, one of ten children, in Kyle, West Virginia, USA. So exotic in her features, ethnically she might be described as multi-racial: her father was an African-American and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Arma Dalton – who used to live…Read More/Download ›
A Soul/Jazz gem. Recorded with an exemplary supporting cast featuring pianist Don Blackman, guitarist Eric Gale, and saxophonist Michael Brecker, Sinbad explores the extremes of Weldon Irvine’s music, juxtaposing several of the keyboardist’s funkiest, most energetic grooves to date alongside mellow, contemplative performances of uncommon…Read More/Download ›
The Next Movement is a Chicago R&B vocal group that was formed in the ’70s on the city’s south side. As young kids, they idolized the popular harmony groups of the ’60s and ’70s such as the Temptations, Jackson 5, Dramatics, The Dells and the…Read More/Download ›
Review by RDTEN1 Risque cover there Mr. Simon … By my count 1974’s “Mood, Heart and Soul” was Joe Simon’s tenth studio set in eight years. Continuing his collaboration with long-time producer Brad Shapiro, as good as Simon’s voice was, by the time this…Read More/Download ›
The legacy of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland is filled with some of the most popular songs ever written: “Stop! In the Name of Love”, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)”, “Baby, I Need Your Loving”, “You Can’t Hurry Love”,…Read More/Download ›
Here’s Mark Radice’s The Whole World Ain’t Nothin’ But A Party, a nice little obscurity by a successful yet under-the-radar songwriter. Check out his website for a who’s who of pop stars that have covered his songs from Streisand and Cheap Trick to The Muppets…Read More/Download ›
Marlena Shaw has had a long and diverse career: Soul singer on Cadet, Jazz singer on Blue Note, Soul and Disco singer on Columbia, then Supper Jazz singer to this day. She can sing everything successfully and, unlike others, she doesn’t blush about her Disco…Read More/Download ›
Rare and Killer from beginning to end Modern Soul/Funk album. A brilliant album of smooth soul with great instrumental, for this group from Mississippi, released on Chimneyville Records / Malaco in 1979. Natural High recorded his best tune “I Think I’m Falling In Love With…Read More/Download ›
Killer Philly sound on Salsoul produced by Norman Harris. Philadelphians Leonard Davis, Joe Harris, Chuck Whittington, and Jimmy Williams were Double Exposure, one of the more prominent groups on the mighty disco label Salsoul. The quartet was one of the most soul-steeped on the roster. This…Read More/Download ›
This must be one of the most erotic sleeves to be ever produced. The cover only is worthwhile a lifetime search. No doubt about that. But what to say about the music? As we expected; lots of strings, few vocals, kickin’ drums, and pounding baselines,…Read More/Download ›
This is another rare prelude gem. Bill Brandon’s only album from 1977. Bill Brandon is an R&B vocalist and multi-instrumentalist (trumpet, bass and drums), who had a very modest career as a recording artist with around 12 singles released from 1967 to 1979 and…Read More/Download ›