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Hunt’s Determination Band ‎– 1977 – This Is Determination Problems

 An obscure little funky group from Detroit, one with a tight ensemble sound that’s very much in the Earth Wind & Fire mode – complete with a really great horn section, plenty of bass-heavy grooves a the bottom, and a relatively spiritual feel that comes…

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Jimmy McGriff – 1971 – Soul Sugar

A fantastic album, and one of Jimmy’s hardest to find! The set is quite different than most of Jimmy’s other work – and it features short, hard, funky tracks that feel more like obscure 7″ singles than any of Jimmy’s straighter soul jazz work. It…

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Johnny Bristol – 1975 – Feeling the Magic

Johnny Bristol possesed one of the most sexy voices in sould music of the 1970s. His understated delivery and smooth intonation puts him on a different level than his peers Isaac Hayes, Barry White or Marvin Gaye for that matter. This was his second album…

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The Jones Girls – 1980 – At Peace With Woman

Classic Jones Girls for Philly! The record’s a landmark album in the shift from Philly disco to sophisticated modern – and the smooth tight vocals of The Jones Girls are to the latter half of Philly what the runaway singing of Three Degrees were to…

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The Supreme Jubilees – 1980 – It’ll All Be Over

With roots as a gospel quartet, The Supreme Jubilees self-released their debut album in 1980. With only 500 copies pressed, it’s been in demand by enthusiasts ever since. It’s easy to see why as the band flex from classic, feel-good gospel “I Am On The…

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Johnny Guitar Watson – 1977 – A Real Mother For Ya

Johnny Guitar Watson at the top of his game – working here in a sublime mix of funk, blues, and soul – all crafted into a groove that was uniquely Watson‘s own! Johnny may have started the 70s in relative obscurity – down from some…

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Sweet Thunder – 1978 – Sweet Thunder

Formed in 1975 in Philadelphia, by Booker Newberry III (keyboards, lead vocals). The other members were Charles Allen Buie ((lead guitar, keyboards, lead vocals), Rudell Alexander (bass, vocals), John Aaron (drums, vocals), David Thomas (16) (keyboards, vocals). Newberry began his professional singing career in the…

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The Unifics – 1968 – Sittin’ In At The Court Of Love

Rip and research by Mr.Moo The one and only album by The Unifics – and a beautiful precursor to the solid group sounds of the east coast early 70s. The group’s got some wonderful harmonies – still raw, but showing the strength of smooth production…

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The Jackson Sisters – 1976 – The Jackson Sisters

 An amazing bit of soul – and one of the rarest funk records of the 70s! This masterpiece was recorded by The Jackson Sisters, a semi-gospelly soul group that has a sound that’s a bit like The Voices of East Harlem, but that’s a lot…

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Johnny Adams – 1969 – Heart & Soul

 Of all great singers of southern soul one of the most forgotten is Johnny Adams and this album is his best. Produced by Shelby Singleton for SSS International Records, show the warm, baritone’s voice of Adams in a heartbreakers ballads and raw mid-tempos. Wonderful “Release…

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Arthur Prysock – 1976 – All My Life

This is a must have for all R&B, Disco and Philly Soul fans out there! Arthur Prysock had a long and varied career as a vocalist of high repute, lending his velvet baritone to jazz, blues, R&B, pop and disco, having been inspired by his…

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Jimmy Scott ‎– 1970 – The Source

A must for those who like Soul/Jazz Ballands. It’s probably safe to say that no one has a voice quite like Jimmy Scott’s.  Add kickass musicians like Junior Mance and Ron Carter and you get one hell of an album.     It is extraordinary to…

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The Best Of Both Worlds – 1975 – I Want The World To Know

 Review by RDTEN1 Short-lived Washington, D.C. based soul and funk outfit fronted by singer Winfield Parker. Prior to The Best of Both Worlds, Parker had accumulated a lengthy list of credentials as a sideman and as a solo act recording singles for a wide array…

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Brick – 1976 – Good High

A killer debut from Brick – the start of a massive run at the end of the 70s, a time when the group was easily one of the biggest acts to come out of the up-and-coming Atlanta scene! Like some other Atlanta acts of the time, Brick had a…

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S.O.U.L. ‎– 1972 – Can You Feel It

A delight for anyone with an interest in funk, soul, groove and breaks. Sounds Of Unity and Love (S.O.U.L.) was a band originating in 1970 in Cleveland. Members were Lee Lovett (bass), Gus Hawkins (sax/flute), Paul Stubblefield (drums), and Walter Winston (guitar). Larry Hancock (vocals/organ)…

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Dorothy Moore – 1976 – Misty Blue

A pivotal moment in the development of southern soul – as the album was one of the first really big hits to come out of the growing Malaco scene in Jackson, Mississippi. The style of the record is a mix of older female southern soul…

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Andy Bey ‎– 1974 – Experience And Judgment

Classic album of wicked funky deep jazz vocals!  Andy Bey is well known through his association with saxophonist Gary Bartz – his mellifluous barritone graces several of Bartz’ most sought after LPs from the early 70s – but it’s on this solo album that he…

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Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – 1970 ‎- Express Yourself

ο A masterpiece of messed-up LA funk and one of the crowning moments in the career of Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band! Charles and crew do an excellent job with all the tracks, most of which are more open ended than…

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Betty Everett ‎– 1969 – There’ll Come A Time

A great near-lost slice of Betty Everett’s career – material recorded for Uni Records, in the years after her first big hits on Vee Jay! The sound here is a lot more soulful than on earlier albums – more grown-up and sophisticated, yet also retaining…

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Alton McClain & Destiny – 1978 – Alton McClain & Destiny (It Must Be Love)

 Rip and Research by Mr.Moo Posting and additional info’s by Nikos  Sweet late 70s modern soul from Alton McClain & Destiny – a great little female vocal trio with a sound that ranges from lightly funky to soaringly soulful! The group kind of follow in a tradition started…

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