23 Apr 2008
Curtis Mayfield – 1971 – Roots

There’s a perfect mix of heartbreaking vocals, and tight funky grooves. One of Soul’s most classic albums. Featuring timeless cuts like “Beautiful Brother Of Mine“, “Keep On Keeping On” and “Get Down“, this album is outstanding from start to finish. After leaving his position as leader...
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09 Sep 2019
The Dells – 1971 – Freedom Means

1971 was a huge year for Soul Music – especially American Soul. Marvin Gaye’s staggering “What’s Going On” on Tamla (which many argue is the greatest LP every made in any genre and they might be right) – Aretha Franklin’s right-on Grooveathon “Aretha Live At...
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23 Apr 2018
Geoffrey Stoner – 1973 – Watch Out

A very rare, overlooked 1973 LP, fet. Philip Upchurch on guitar,  includes the superb ‘Bend Your Head‘,  killer tune with attitude! Never released on CD. G.Stoner is a singer/songwriter who (with the help of some excellent musicians) gives most of his tracks a soul/funk/r&b-treatment, sometimes with...
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05 Jan 2018
Eddie Floyd – 1971 – Down To Earth

The bold, ambitious Down to Earth represents Eddie Floyd’s most daring break from the classic Stax sound. Produced and arranged in collaboration with the great Steve Cropper, its muscular soul sound draws heavily on psychedelic rock sensibilities, favoring extended jams, mutating tempos, and thick, bubbling rhythms. Cropper’s scorching guitar is...
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