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David Ruffin – 1969 – Feelin’ Good

Main Review by AMG   Rip, Research, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos David Ruffin (January 18, 1941 – June 1, 1991) was an American soul singer most famous for his work as one of the lead singers of The Temptations from 1964 to 1968 (or…

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Bloodstone -1974 – Riddle Of The Sphinx

Intro Review by AMG  Main Review by RDTEN1 Rip & Research by Mr.Moo Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Bloodstone was a key group in creating the shift from the R&B and soul group concepts of the ’50s and ’60s to the funk and black rock ideas of the ’70s…

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George Duke – 1977 – Reach for it

In memory of George Duke (January 12, 1946 – August 5, 2013) This is George Duke at his Absolute Best!!! But you gotta take the trip with him from “The beginning“, through “Lemme at it” and “Hot Fire“. By the time you get to “Reach…

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Bobby Powell – 1973 – Thank You (and more)

A rare gem and personal favorite. From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Powell was a heavily gospel-influenced soul artist, who achieved modest success in the 60s and 70s recording for small southern labels. He began his career in the church and singing in gospel groups, and in…

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Tyrone Davis – 1979 – In The Mood With Tyrone Davis

Intro Review by Dusty Groove  Main Review by Derek Anderson Rip & Research by Mr.Moo Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Our favorite album ever from Tyrone Davis – even if it’s completely different than most of his other work too! The set’s got a wonderfully…

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Nina Simone – 1967 – Silk & Soul

Intro Review by Eddie Landsberg  Main Review by bron31 Rip, Research, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos 1967 seems to have been a good year for Nina Simone. She began the year with her Nina Simone Sings the Blues album and released this album during the Summer…

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Magnum – 1974 – Fully Loaded

Intro Review by Dusty Groove  Main Review by Eddie Landsberg Rip, Research, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos A killer album of funk and soul! The group’s got a nice warm sound, with lots of Fender Rhodes and mellow basslines – and they move between sweet ballad…

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Wanda Robinson – 1971 – Black Ivory

Main review by Perfect Sound Forever Rip, Research, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Jazz poet Wanda Robinson from Baltimore released Black Ivory (named for her backing band) in 1971 on the Perception label. It offers a portrait of the artist as a (righteously) angry young woman…

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The Chi-lites – 1972 – A Lonely Man

Intro Review by AMG Main Review by RDTEN1 Rip, Research, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Behind the talents of Eugene Record, the Chi-Lites presented an impeccable album featuring one gem after another. Not losing any steam from their previous album, the Chi-Lites plugged another number one…

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O.V. Wright – 1971 – A Nickel And A Nail And The Ace Of Spades

Intro review by AMG  Main review by Soulmakossa Rip, Research, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos The golden era of Southern soul was essentially over by 1971, but thankfully no one told O.V. Wright about this; this album, which as the title suggests featured two of his biggest…

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Mandrill – 1973 – Composite Truth

Intro review by AMG, Main review by S. St Thomas Rip, Research, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Composite Truth is Mandrill’s most successful album, commercially as well as artistically. Although the band’s sense of freewheeling experimentation had been tempered, its gradual transition to a straight-ahead funk band was made…

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Joe Tex – 1966 – The Love You Save

Rip and research by Mr.Moo Review by Soulmakossa Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Joe Tex was at the top of his game as the down-home philosopher of Southern soul when he cut “The Love You Save”, one of three (!) albums Tex would release…

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Randy Brown – 1980 – Midnight Desire

Into by Dusty Groove  Review by AllMusic Rip, posting and adittional info’s by Nikos A sweet, smooth stepper from the great Randy Brown and a record that’s got the same sublime mix of mellow grooves and earthy vocals that you might find on some of…

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Deniece Williams – 1976 – This Is Niecy

Intro  by Dusty Groove Review 1 by  Lejink  Review 2 by M.Spencer Rip, posting and adittional info’s by Nikos Genius work from Denice Williams – a singer who’d cracked the charts a bit as Denice Chandler, with a little girl soul sound, way back in…

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Smokey Robinson – 1974 – A Quiet Storm

Intro  by Dusty Groove Review by  Abid Rip, posting and adittional info’s by Nikos Incredible work – a record that should be in every household! Smokey Robinson breaks free of the group sound of the Miracles albums – hitting a whole new mode, and inventing…

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Shirley Brown – 1977 – Shirley Brown

Rip and research by Mr.Moo Review by Soulbrother.com Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Wonderful Memphis soul album – warm and touching. Recorded with Stax musicians. Produced by Bettye Crutcher and Jeff Stewart (son of Jim Stewart – Stax founder) A great non-Stax album from…

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Bobby Womack ‎– 1970 – My Prescription

Generally blackballed by the music industry following his marriage to Sam Cooke’s widow in the mid-60s, Bobby Womack slowly rebuilt his reputation via a series of hit songs he’d written for Wilson Pickett. Securing a solo record deal Womack released this, his 2nd solo album,…

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Don Bryant – 1969 – Precious Soul

Rip & Intro by Raphy  Review & Research by Groovegirl Posting & additional infos by Nikos DON BRYANT! Who? Don Bryant!!! That’s the question, never judge a question before it is answered. Here in my little world of ignorance, I thought Don Bryant was an…

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Lyn Collins – 1972 – Think (about it)

Intro by AMG Review by RDTEN1 Rip, posting & additional infos by Nikos At the time of the release of Think (About It) in 1972, Lyn Collins had been a member of James Brown‘s performing revue for about two years. Her full-throated voice had earned…

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Betty Davis – 1973 – Betty Davis

Review by Soulmakossa Rip, posting and additional info’s by Nikos Betty Davis was one of the nastiest ladies in 70s soul – and this is one of her greatest albums – a killer batch of funky tracks all the way through! Betty has a sound…

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