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.
Let’s face it, this is Harvey Averne’s best album! The definition of Latin Soul crossover. With a number of instrumental renderings of pop and soul classics, with a few tracks of his own composition, all of them all with a great and proud loud ‘Latino…Read More/Download ›
Sam & Dave, the Black Gladiators, had upstaged the music scene with blasting gutbucket Soul anthems such as “Hold On! I’m Comin‘”, “You Got Me Hummin‘” and “Said I Wasn’t Gonna Tell Nobody” in 1966… A year later, riding high on the success of the…Read More/Download ›
The incredible first album by Tim Maia, Brazil’s greatest soul star in the 70s, and for good reason too – given that Tim was one of the few who could match the depth of American soul and funk at the time! Yet the music here…Read More/Download ›
One of Jean’s classic Philly albums, recorded after she left Doug Carn, and started to make records as a solo artist. The record’s got stellar production by Gamble & Huff and Dexter Wansel, and features a nice mix of up-tempo cuts and mellow ones. With…Read More/Download ›
The Ohio Players’ last album for Westbound, ‘Ecstasy’, shows the group already moving toward more commercial terrain. This was mostly evident through the swapping of drummers; heavy hitter Greg Webster was replaced by the more refined James ‘Diamond’ Williams during these sessions. But it still…Read More/Download ›
“Pain” is a classic slab of raw, fatback funk, with Greg Webster’s thick in-the-pocket drumming and Marshall Jones elastic bass lines. Mostly an instrumental, with Junie Morrison adding a few lyrics and a whole lot of catchy hollers, all bandmembers get their moment in the…Read More/Download ›
‘Pleasure’ is a raw, funk-filled album featuring the Ohio Players at their most unpolished. And like on ‘Pain’, the opening track here too is reserved for a lengthy, loose jam session with sparse lyrics. “Pleasure” rides a ferocious, rocking groove mainly due to Sugarfoot’s rollicking…Read More/Download ›
Afrodisia’s highly collectible album ‘Elephant Sunrise’ from 1980 on Comma. Afrodisia were combination of US soldiers with local musicians from Worms, Germany that were formed in 1978 and recorded two albums during their years together with ‘Elephant Sunrise’ being the only one that was actually…Read More/Download ›
Long Out Of Print – Collectable!!!!!!!!!!!!! Including Falling In Love With A Dream the dreamy love song with that signature Patrick Adams/Greg Carmichael sound. Tracks A1 Falling In Love With A Dream 4:26 A2 You Got It 6:07 A3 Ain’t Gonna Be A Next Time 3:36…Read More/Download ›
A classic set of smooth 70s soul from an under-recognized genius! Phillip Mitchell is a bit like his Atlantic Records contemporary Sam Dees – in that he wrote a lot of material for other singers, recorded a handful of singles, and worked mostly in the…Read More/Download ›
The first really major album from Rare Earth – issued on their own self-named subsidiary of Motown! The set’s a perfect blend of the rich undercurrents of the heady Detroit scene of the late 60s – at one level a tripped-out rock record with styles…Read More/Download ›
One of the deepest soul sets from Esther Phillips’ 70s years on Kudu Records – a set with some nicely gritty grooves and a surprisingly earthy feel at times – especially when compared to some of her other albums of the time! Backings are by…Read More/Download ›
This is Freda’s first recording after she left Invictus. It contains the R&B single It’s Yours to Have which I just love. I Get Carried Away is a beautiful ballad which should have been a big hit. Don’t Wanna be Left out in Rain is…Read More/Download ›
A Matter of Fact is the second and last album by soul/disco trio Facts of Life. Produced by Millie Jackson, the album features a cover of Larry Santos‘ pop tune, “We Can’t Hide It Anymore“. “A producer usually doesn’t write liner notes, but never being…Read More/Download ›
Al Wilson weighs in with another 70s classic, a set that’s poised nicely between the audacious soul of “The Snake“, and some of the mellower moments of cuts like “Show & Tell“! Neither of those hits are on here, but that’s a good thing –…Read More/Download ›
Oklahoma-born Ted Taylor, the man with the haunting, gospel-inspired falsetto voice, had come a long way before cutting this exuberantly funky LP in 1972. Having been a member of the Cadets (scoring a #4 R&B smash in 1956 with “Stranded In the Jungle“), Taylor had…Read More/Download ›