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The Modulations – 1975 – It’s Rough Out Here

 One of the greatest east coast vocal group albums from the seventies, and still a sought-after classic! The band’s an East Coast sweet soul vocal group, with a deep soul feel and some heartbreaking vocals that hit the upper reaches of the harmony style –…

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Donny Hathaway – Never My Love : The Anthology

  Review by Michael Patrick Hicks I, like many others, came to Donny Hathaway’s music through his duets with Roberta Flack. Well, one song called “The Closer I Get To You“. It was included on a Flack compilation I had recently bought. His voice just…

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Chanson – 1978 – Chanson

Starting of as a broad assemblage of studio musicians, Chanson were led by bassist James Jamerson Jr. (son of the famous Motown bassist James Jamerson) and guitarist David Williams. The two of them met while playing with Temptations and they hatched the idea of Chanson….

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Esther Phillips ‎- 1972 – From A Whisper To A Scream

 Esther Phillips had a long and storied career and all of her recordings for KUDU have something nice on them, but this is probably the best one.  The credits for “From A Whisper To A Scream“, Esther’s 1972 Kudu debut – considered by many to…

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Exit 9 – 1975 – Straight Up

A very essential issue A top killer funk groove and hard to find on original vinyl.  The one and only album by Exit 9 — an obscure funk combo who recorded this rare set for Brunswick in 1975! The group is extremely tight instrumentally —…

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The Delfonics – 1970 – The Delfonics

Intro Review by Dusty Groove  Main Review by AMG Rip, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos  The Philly legends.  The third album in an amazing early run from The Delfonics – the kind of work that set a whole new standard for group soul in the 70s! A…

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Prince Phillip Mitchell – 1978 – Make It Good

Intro review by Dusty Groove  Main Reviews from Amazon Rip, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos The long-overdue full length debut from Phillip Mitchell – an artist who cut some great singles over the course of the 70s and also wrote a fair bit of classics for other, bigger name acts!…

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Evelyn “Champagne” King – 1977 – Smooth Talk

Intro review by Dusty Groove  Main Reviews from Amazon Rip, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Wonderfully smooth soul from Evelyn Champagne King, one of her real standouts from the early days, and a tremendous collaboration with producer/arranger T Life! The sound here is upbeat and catchy, but never…

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The Mirettes – 1969 – Whirlpool

Intro reviews by SoulStrut   Main Reviews by AvidOldiesCollector Rip, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos The Mirettes got their start as the back-up singers for the Ike & Tina Turner Show, better known as the Ikettes. In the late 1960s they left and renamed themselves the Mirettes. Under…

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Switch (1978) Switch – Switch (1979) Switch II

Intro reviews by Dusty Groove  Main Reviews by Allmusic Rip, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos A seminal bit of seventies soul from Switch, and a record that really helped set the tone for countless others to come in the 80s – no surprise, given that the group’s…

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Sandra Phillips – 1970 – Too Many People In One Bed

Intro by Dusty Groove – Main Review by Derek Anderson Rip, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Sandra’s a heck of a singer – and even though she only got a chance to cut this one album, it’s more than enough to make her tops in our…

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L.T.D. – 1977- Something To love

Review by Dusty Groove Rip, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos A great little groover from LTD, and perhaps their most perfectly realized LP! The album features arrangements by Philly Soul maestro Bobby Martin – and in a way, Martin’s style works better for the group than…

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The Topics – 1978 – Wanted Live By a Million Girls

Rip by King Poppa  Review by Groovegirl  Posting and additional info’s by Nikos We come across myths in the real world of music every time we stroll next to a crate of our Local Salvation Army. Οh my god, you don’t know the value until they tell you…

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Eddie Holman – 1970 – I Love You

Intro by Dusty Groove Main Review by RDTEN1  Rip, posting and additional info’s by Nikos Eddie Holman’s masterpiece LP of late sixties soul, with the classic “Hey There Lonely Girl“, the title cut, and a lot of other great original compositions. The sound on here is perfect,…

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B.T. Express – 1974 – Do It (Til You’re Satisfied)

  The monumental debut of BT Express, an excellent funk album that often gets overlooked by fans of the music because of the band’s bigger fame as a disco group! This first record has the combo grooving hard and instrumentally – in the mode of a tight…

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Mavis Staples – 1970 – Only for the Lonely

Main Review by Soulmakossa  Rip, posting and additional info’s by Nikos Recorded in 1969 and released the following year, Only for the Lonely was one of the best LPs Mavis Staples ever recorded. Staples’ energy, delivery, timing, and technique were consistently awesome. Unfortunately, only a few of these songs got much attention…

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Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song

If you only want one CHRISTMAS cd in your collection, you simply must choose this one. NAT and CHRISTMAS are linked together.This cd was beautifully remastered in 1999 and will pass the test of time forever.You may have listened to many CHRISTMAS albums in your…

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The Original Soul Christmas

It can’t get much classier than toasting the holidays with soul music. The elegant sleigh bells and brass arrangements compliment each other almost as perfectly as presents and loved ones. Bring SOUL CHRISTMAS to your holiday gatherings, and you’ll be sure to please. Booker T…

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J.J. Barnes – 1973 – Born Again

Main Review by Soulmakossa Rip, Research, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos  A rare set from Detroit soul legend J.J. Barnes!  Although J.J. Barnes originally started as a lighter, groovier northern soul singer, this “comeback” album from the early 70s has him singing in a very heavy,…

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The Choice Four – 1975 – The Choice Four

Rip & Research by Raphy, Main Review by RDTEN1  Posting and additional info’s by Nikos One of the greatest albums by this sweet east coast vocal group – also known to folks as the Golden Apples album, because of the crate full of gold-covered apples on the cover. The…

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