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.
Anyone who questions the value of higher education has clearly never heard the story of the Universal Togetherness Band, a funk/soul/R&B combo whose body of work would be lost to the ages if Chicago’s Columbia College had never offered courses in audio engineering. Andre Gibson, the…Read More/Download ›
Produced by James Brown in an attempt to resuscitate Hank Ballard’s waning commercial fortunes, You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down remains a minor soul classic — Brown’s admiration for Ballardgalvanizes each and every groove, and his inimitably funky arrangements fit the singer’s gritty vocals like a glove. While “Thrill on the…Read More/Download ›
Although one of the most recognizable voices in music is Loleatta Holloway, many people are unaware of the two legendary soul albums she recorded for Michael Thevis Aware Records in the seventies. These were Loleatta in 1973 and Cry To Me in 1975. Instead, many…Read More/Download ›
Dianne Brooks, a Toronto R&B singer, was very much in demand as a backup vocalist in the increasingly hectic Toronto recording scene through the 1970s, working with everyone from Anne Murray to Funkadelic, Ronnie Lane, and Craig Fuller’s pre-Little Feat band Pure Prairie League. Her…Read More/Download ›
The second album by Honey Cone and the one that really broke them out of the box! The record’s got a groove that gets going right from the start, a sense of upbeat, soulful energy that really shows why the Honey Cone approach was so…Read More/Download ›
This is just totally classic. McGriff fronts a classic blues band setup with a perfectly balanced brass section and a swinging rhythm section. Smartly McGriff employed the help of legendary drummers Grady Tate and Mel Lewis who take turns laying down the foundation for some…Read More/Download ›
Dig this. In the summer of 1972, during the legendary WattStax Festival, the then 55-year old Rufus Thomas had thousands of young people flapping their wings and breaking down in a dancing frenzy at L.A. Memorial Coliseum. The World’s Oldest Teenager turned that sucker out….Read More/Download ›
Sweeeeet soul from the 70s! The Natural Four were one of the greatest soul harmony groups of the 70’s – and their work on the Curtom label has an amazing “rough with the smooth” quality that really sets them apart from east coast groups of…Read More/Download ›
Cut in the middle of Taylor’s late-’60s and early-’70s stay at Stax, One Step Beyond qualifies as one of the singer’s best LPs. Captured in his Southern soul prime, Taylor lets loose on fine mix of gospel-inspired ballads (“I Don’t Want to Lose You“), countrified mid-tempo burners (“Party Life“), and…Read More/Download ›
Don Varner was a Southern Soul natural, who never really got his due as a performer. He was above all a proficient writer, and got his biggest break when Sam & Dave covered his “Holdin’ On“. This excellent comp brings together all of Don’s solo…Read More/Download ›
Sublime work from Frankie Beverly and Maze – smooth, mellow, and perfectly put together, with a level of care and class that you’d be hard pressed to find in many of the group’s contemporaries! The album’s not one of the group’s most famous, but that…Read More/Download ›
Damn Right I Am Somebody captures the J.B.’s at the apex of their extraordinary powers. This James Brown-produced set is both their most fiercely polemical and their most musically daring, incorporating otherworldly electronic elements, eccentric time and rhythm shifts, and idiosyncratic studio effects to brilliantly articulate the increasing turmoil…Read More/Download ›
KING SPORTY Mr. Rhythm 1977 US 8-track private press LP is an excellent island disco reggae outing by the man best known for writing “Buffalo Soldier” and guest starring on backing vocals his wife Betty Wright . Tracks A1 Mr. Rhythm 4:19 A2 Good Loving 4:33 A3 Shake…Read More/Download ›
The coolest, funkiest, and most soulful set ever issued by Chakachas – a record that’s way different than most of their Latin-based music – with a strong American funk vibe all the way through! There’s still lots of percussion in the mix, but it’s often…Read More/Download ›
One of the holy grails of private press funk and soul, and a killer record from start to finish. Not an ounce of filler on this one! Very tough to find LP packed with funky soul gems including the club classic “Music Slave“ Check prices…Read More/Download ›
Beautiful funky rocking soul with jazz blends The album is hard to describe, it’s a little bit jazzy, soulful and definitely rock influenced. Jazzman’s Gerald helped to blow up interest in the LP by comping the B-side’s “I Can’t Keep From Cryin’ Sometimes” – a…Read More/Download ›