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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

Our vision is to create a collection of the most important artists and albums of these genres, a musical encyclopaedia if you will.

Our Passion

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.

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Latest Albums

with reviews

The Staple Singers – 1962 – The 25th Day of December

Recorded in 1962 but then out of print for decades, this is a forgotten classic: Christmas-themed gospel sung by three amazing sisters (the mighty Mavis Staples was only 23), backed with just organ, drums, and “Pops,” their father, playing funky electric guitar. The Staples’ first…

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Jimmy Smith – 1964 – Christmas Cookin’

As cookin a Christmas album as you’ll ever find! Jimmy works with Billy Byers to craft some sublime instrumentals that have his Hammond interpreting Christmas classics like “We Three Kings”, “White Christmas”, “Silent Night”, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”, and “Santa Claus Is Coming To…

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Lee Dorsey – 1970 – Yes We Can

Massive work by Lee Dorsey, recorded years after his classics in the 60s, and even funkier overall! Lee’s really cooking on all burners here, working with the production team of Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn, and getting some incredible backing from The Meters – who…

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Christmas Albums on FMS

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William Bell – 1967 – The Soul of a Bell

William Bell‘s history illustrates just how singles-oriented soul was in the 1960s. Though he’d enjoyed a hit in 1961 with “You Don’t Miss Your Water,” it wasn’t until 1967 that Stax finally released his first album, the magnificent The Soul of a Bell. From that classic…

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Candi Staton – 1970 – Stand by Your Man

Two labels, were the home to some of the greatest artists who during the sixties and seventies, released some of the greatest Southern Soul music ever recorded. These were Hi Records, home to Al Green, Otis Clay, O.V. Wright and Ann Peebles, all produced by…

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Bettye Swann ‎- 1969 – The Soul View Now!

Where to begin when speaking of Bettye Swann… The Louisiana-born soul chanteuse is one of my all time top 5 female vocalists (she’s in the company of Aretha Franklin, Betty Wright, Candi Staton and Mavis Staples), and it’s a shame she never made it big…

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Midnight Movers – 1970 – Do It in the Road

I’ve slept long on these cats… way too long…  Led by saxophonist George Patterson Jr., the Midnight Movers started out as Wilson Pickett’s backing band. They were consequently picked up by The Isley Brothers (which may have been the cause for the Wilson Pickett-Isley Brothers…

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Latest Albums

without reviews

Patti Labelle – Miss Patti’s Christmas

In many ways, Patti LaBelle is perfectly suited for a holiday album.  Her voice, at once both traditional and expressive, has enough Gospel in it to make it fit the spiritual nature of the music and enough sass to make it all sound wonderfully contemporary. …

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Various Artists – Christmas In Soulsville

Christmas in Soulsville features some of the biggest names in R&B from the ’60s and ’70s, with songs that are both naughty (“Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin” by Albert King; “Mistletoe and Me” by Isaac Hayes) and nice (“Winter Wonderland” by Booker T. & The…

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Irma Thomas – 1973 – In Between Tears

An overlooked gem from Irma Thomas and one of her deepest soul albums ever! The set was recorded with Swamp Dogg at the production helm, and he gives Irma this wonderfully rootsy feel throughout the record – the kind of vibe she definitely never got in…

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Bobby Boyd – 1976 – Bobby Boyd

One of the best soul records ever: the second lost album from the legendary Bobby Boyd. Produced by George Benson Extremely rare – check rates here Tracks A1 Why Are You Cryin’ 4:10 A2 Good Woman 4:45 A3 Happy Hooker 5:50 A4 Ain’t What You…

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Love People – 1977 – Sing It Again

Rare sought after 1977 rich soul LP on infamous Guinness Records including the sweet soul gem “You Don’t Want My Love“. The Group, the line up and the label is really a mystery!! A Must have Tracks A1 Sing It 3:34 A2 If You Need…

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Frederick Knight – 1977 – Knight Kap

Frederick Knight has the thankless pop monicker of being a ‘one-hit wonder’, scoring huge in 1973 with the catchy “I’ve Been Lonely for So Long”. Soul buffs like myself, however, know that Knight was more than that. Much more. A prolific writer, musician, producer and…

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The Soulful Strings ‎- 1970 – The Soulful Strings Play Gamble-Huff

The Soulful Strings Play Gamble-Huff is the final album from soul-jazz group The Soulful Strings, a Chicago based instuemental group who released six studio albums and one live album from 1966-1970,  One of the grooviest albums ever cut by Richard Evans’ Soulful Strings, and a tasty batch of tracks…

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Homer Banks ‎– Hooked By Love: The Best Of Homer Banks

This wonderful compilation brings together all of Stax songwriter Homer Banks’ solo recordings for the Minit label. Denied a singing career at Stax by Jim Stewart, who strangely didn’t seem to like Banks (and eventually pulled in by Jim’s sister Estelle Axton, who rightfully did)…

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Shout Box

ian
(Sunday, Dec 9. 2018 05:17 PM)
For rtri443 – here you go This is a cd rip of speedometer this is ……………… vol.1 & 2 from 2011 – where does the time go?
anyway enjoy!!!!!!
ian
(Sunday, Dec 9. 2018 05:33 PM)
Ben
(Sunday, Dec 9. 2018 11:09 PM)
Request: Kool & the Gang – Big Chief Funkum
MoBounce
(Monday, Dec 10. 2018 08:44 AM)
Looking for the expanded edition of Joe Tex’s Bumps & Bruises if anyone has it, thanks in advance, peace
[no sender]
Steve
(Tuesday, Dec 11. 2018 09:28 AM)
Hi there, i’m looking for a good download of Optimistics – The Optimistics. Can somebody please help me?
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