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Allen Toussaint – 1975 – Southern Nights

Damn great work from Allen Toussaint – a record that was cut at a time when he’d really made his way into the mainstream of American music, yet could still come across with a hard New Orleans groove! The title cut, “Southern Nights“, is a…

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Chuck Jackson – 1969 – Goin’ Back To Chuck Jackson

Main Review by mag1c_hands Rip & Research by Mr.Moo Posting and additional info’s by Nikos A real change for Chuck Jackson! This album is the singer’s first on Motown – and it’s a striking departure from his earlier work on the Wand label, which was often done in a…

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The Staples Singers – 1972 – Be Altitude : Respect Yourself

This is The Staple Singers most popular and best album. Along with the mega-hits “Respect Yourself” and “I’ll Take You There“, the album is filled out with several excellent songs. This album is what probably the Staple Singers’ spring board to becoming more of a…

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Booker T. & The M.G.’s – 1971 – Melting Pot

Melting Pot could be the most well-realized of all the albums by Booker T. & The M.G.’s, a smooth and soulful, yet expansive 35 minutes of all originals, the latter in sharp contrast to their exploration of the Beatles’ Abbey Road album material on their…

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Diana Ross – 1970 – Diana Ross

Diana Ross solo debut was one of the most eagerly anticipated albums of 1970..Here for the first time we get to hear all of Diana’s early solo work from 1969 until the lp’s final release in early 1970..Including the 4 tracks that have been in…

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MFSB – 1973 – Love Is The Message

A key moment for the Philly soul scene of the 70s – and the first album to feature the MFSB backing group as a solo act on their own! The ensemble were responsible for key sounds on countless soul singles of the time – yet…

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Gladys Knight & The Pips – 1973 – Imagination

A pivotal album for Gladys Knight & The Pips – as the record features their super-huge hit “The Midnight Train To Georgia“, a landmark track that not only had a catchy pop hook, but which spoke volumes about African-American migration in the postwar years. The track’s…

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The Isley Brothers – 1973 – 3+3

The Isleys were already tight with just Ronald, Rudolph, and O’Kelly, but they did the smartest thing by including Marvin,Ernie,and Chris Jasper. For years the momentum was building up to this point (Brother, Brother, Brother in particular), but 3+3 just knocked everything out the box….

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Stevie Wonder – 1976 – Songs In The Key Of Life

One of those rare double albums (double and a half, really, since it originally came out on 2LPs and an EP), Songs In the Key of Life might just be Stevie Wonder’s true masterpiece. Rarely have I found such an uplifting set of songs which…

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Otis Redding ‎- 1964 – Pain In My Heart

 Main Review by AMG Rip, Research, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Like most R&B albums of the early 1960s, Otis Redding’s 1964 debut was a haphazard mixture of the artist’s contemporary hits (“These Arms of Mine,” “Pain in My Heart“), B-sides (“Something Is Worrying Me,”…

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Isaac Hayes – 1971 – Black Moses

 Main Review by Soulmakossa Rip & Research, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos After Stax Records parted ways with it’s distributor, Atlantic Records, in May of 1968, (following the death of Otis Redding), Isaac Hayes became on of the most bankable, diverse, and exciting stars on the…

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Aretha Franklin – 1967 – I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You

So much has been written about this album that it’s really tough to add anything new. And the term “classic” is thrown around so much these days that it’s hard to put it into any useful perspective. But the bottom line is this: any serious…

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Al Green – 1972 – Let’s Stay Together

The title track to Let’s Stay Together has become Al Green’s signature song and a certified r&b classic. The song is one of the definitive Memphis Soul songs with its smooth organ punctuated by horns, Green comes in a low voice and then in the…

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Funkadelic – 1978 – One Nation Under a Groove

 This album is incredible, truly one of the greatest records in pop music history. To put it simply, it is an album that defines a genre. Of course there are older funk albums which laid out the groundwork, but ONE NATION was a recording that…

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The O’Jays – 1972 – Back Stabbers

A landmark album for the O’Jays – a set that moved them from the indie ranks to 70s megasoulstatus! After years of bumping around on a variety of labels, and in a variety of styles, the group really exploded with this wonderful set – an…

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Lamont Dozier – 1975 – Black Bach

One of Lamont Dozier’s true 70s classics – an amazing album of baroque soul with an undeniable groove – kind of the best aspects of Detroit soul, wrapped up together! The arrangements here are fantastic – a mix of strings and soul that surpasses any…

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The Three Degrees – 1973 – The Three Degrees

Review by AMG Rip, Research, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Smooth female soul from one of Philly’s hottest female trios – Gamble & Huff‘s big answer to First Choice, and an equally important force in 70s female soul! The album’s got a nice mixture of…

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Wilson Pickett – 1973 – Mr. Magic Man & Miz Lena’s Boy

Review by Richard Rip, Research, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Mr. Magic Man, Wilson Pickett’s first album for RCA after leaving Atlantic, finds Pickett paired again with producers Brad Shapiro and Dave Crawford to craft a smooth, stylish album of Memphis-style soul injected with Pickett’s…

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Johnnie Taylor – 1968 – Who’s Making Love

Main Review by Soulmakossa   Rip, Research, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Full of all the Motown-cum-dirty south hallmarks you’d hope for, Who’s Making Love.. is one of soul’s great vocal turns. Equal parts James Brown and Ray Charles, Taylor was really one of the finest…

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The Dells – 1977 – Love Connection

Intro Review by Dusty Groove  Main Review by Derek Anderson Rip & Research by Mr.Moo Posting and additional info’s by Nikos One thing you have to remember about The Dells – they always sound great! Even here, in later years, their sound is superb – a…

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