About us

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

Darondo – Listen to My Song: Music City Sessions

Back in 70s Oakland, California, streetwise hipster William Darondo Pulliam was a funky singer-songwriter who could also swing the sweetest soul west of Al Green. His handful of idiosyncratic 45 releases are crowned by the heartbreaking sound of his 1973 local hit `Didn’t I‘, on…

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Universal Togetherness Band ‎(1979-1982) Universal Togetherness Band

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…

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Hank Ballard – 1969 – You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down

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…

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Loleatta Holloway – 1973 – Loleatta (Aware)

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…

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Dianne Brooks – 1976 – Back Stairs Of My Life

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…

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Honey Cone – 1971 – Sweet Replies

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…

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Jimmy McGriff Organ And Blues Band ‎ – 1968 – The Worm

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…

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Rufus Thomas – 1973 – Crown Prince Of Dance

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….

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Latest Albums

without reviews

Johnnie Taylor – 1970 – One Step Beyond

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…

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Don Varner – Finally Got Over! Deep Soul from the Classic Era

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…

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Maze – 1979 – Inspiration

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…

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Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s – 1974 – Damn Right I Am Somebody

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…

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King Sporty – 1977 – Mr. Rhythm

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…

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Chakachas – 1972 – Chakachas

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…

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Jade – 1975 – In Pursuit

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…

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The Deirdre Wilson Tabac – 1970 – The Deirdre Wilson Tabac

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…

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Shout Box

(Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 06:23 AM)
For Funkysoul
Frank Hatchett – Vop Style – 1983
(Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 08:16 AM)
Hello again Funksters. Looking for Sylvester’s Living Proof and Step II albums, please.
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(Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 10:32 AM)
(Sunday, Mar 24. 2019 11:49 AM)
Thank you, Zand! You are boss!
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(Monday, Mar 25. 2019 10:22 PM)
Anyone got these
Judy Pollak Featuring 33⅓ – In Togetherness (1977)
Maurice – Everything That Shines Ain’t Gold (1976)
Floyd Lawson And The Hearts Of Stone – Coming Out (1976)
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