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Watsonian Institute – 1978 – Master Funk

Rip by Deema  Review by AMG Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Released during the height of his laid-back space funk era, Johnny drops a batch of mostly instrumental numbers with himself providing guitar, fender rhodes, synths, clavinet & organ in that style we all…

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Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – 1967 – United

Intro Review  by RDTEN1  Main Review by  seagull59 Rip, posting & additional info’s by Nikos Of the numerous ‘duet’ albums Marvin Gaye recorded (including two other sets with Tammi Terrell), 1967’s “United” was probably the most consistent and enjoyable of the group.  Terrell was clearly the…

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Cecil Holmes Soulful Sounds – 1973 – Music For Soulful Lovers

Rip by RaphyResearch & Review by Groovegirl Posting and additional info’s by Nikos I have to admit that i was unfamiliar with the talented stunt man of cover creating, Mr Cecil Holmes. When Raphy sent me the rip so we can include it to the…

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Bar-Kays – 1977 – Flying High On Your Love

Intro biographyby Cherry Red  Records  Review by AMG Rip, research, posting and additional info’s by Nikos Stax’s top artist, Otis Redding chose the band to be his regular road musicians a decision that ended in tragedy on December 10th 1967 when Redding, King, Caldwell, Jones…

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Bunny Sigler – 1974 – That’s How I’ll Be Loving You

Intro by Cherry Red  Records Review by AMG Rip, research, posting and additional info’s by Nikos Bunny Sigler is a songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who has done a lot of work with the Gamble & Huff production team. He was one of the key players in…

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100 Proof Aged In Soul – 1971 – Somebody’s Been Sleeping In My Bed

Intro biographyby AMG  Main Review by RDTEN1 and AMG Rip, research, posting and additional info’s by Nikos 100 Proof (Aged in Soul) teamed Detroit area vocalists Steve Mancha (born Clyde Wilson), Eddie Holiday (Eddie Anderson), and Joe Stubbs (the brother of the Four Tops’ Levi…

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William Bell – 1972 – Phases Of Reality

Rip and research by Mr.Moo Intro Review  by RDTEN1  Main Review by Soulmakossa Posting & additional info’s by Nikos Today, if most people recognize the name William Bell, its probably for his work as a writer (‘Born Under a Bad Sign’, ‘You Don’t Miss Your…

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Timothy Wilson – 1978 – Timothy Wilson …and more

Research and review by Groovegirl Rip, Posting & additional info’s by Nikos Howard Harrison “Timothy” Wilson born on 17th November 1943 in Salsbury Maryland. So much fuss around this name? Of course!. There is a reason for the best voices packed as exquisite aromas in…

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Jimmy Hughes – 1967 – Why Not Tonight?

Rip, research and review by Bac Posting & additional info’s by Nikos ‘Why Not Tonight?’ is a full-fledged Southern Soul masterpiece! Seminal southern soul from Jimmy Hughes – a classic Fame production from the early days of the Muscle Shoals scene – and definitely the…

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Joe Simon – 1976 – Today

Rip and research by Mr.Moo Posting & additional info’s by Nikos Joe Simon is a very underrated and yet a highly respected Soul singer in Soul circles. Τhis album does not have some of the country elements that Simon is usually associated with but it…

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Eddie Floyd – 1967 – Knock On Wood

Review1 by Soulmakossa  – Review 2 by RDTEN1 Rip, posting & additional info’s by Nikos Eddie Floyd signed on with the Memphis based Stax Records as a songwriter in 1965. He wrote a hit song, “Comfort Me” recorded by Carla Thomas. He then teamed with…

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Black Heat – 1972 – S/T & 1974 – No Time To Burn

Review by Soulmakossa Rip, posting & additional info’s by Nikos A searing debut from Black Heat – one of the best funk acts to record for Atlantic during the 70s, and a tight little group with a sound that’s a mixture of New Orleans funk…

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Brenda & The Tabulations – 1977 – I Keep Coming Back For More

Rip, posting & additional info’s by Nikos Brenda and the Tabulations burst onto the scene during the classic mid- 60s soul years with ‘Dry Your Eyes‘, on the Dionn label, reaching the R&B Top 10 and # 20 in the Hot 100, and enjoyed a…

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The Independents – 1973 – Chuck, Helen, Eric, Maurice

Rip, posting & additional info’s by Nikos The Independents’ sophomore album 1973’s “Chuck, Helen, Eric, Maurice” featured a personnel change – original member Marvin Yancy replaced by Eric Thomas.  While Yancy dropped out of active performing, he continued his working relationship with the group, but…

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Rhythm Makers – 1976 – Soul On Your Side (plus GQ 1979)

Rip, research and review by Groovegirl  Posting by Nikos What can you expect from this rare to hunt down‘76 recording coming straight out from the De-Lite Sound studio in the “City of brotherly love” Philly, I’ll tell you exactly what straightforward: laidback captivating funk at…

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Tyrone Davis – 1970 – Turn Back the Hands of Time

Review by RDTEN1 Rip, posting & additional info’s by Nikos There aren’t many albums out there that I’d buy just to hear one single song, but 1970’s “Turn Back the Hands of Time” is one of those rarities.  Produced by Willie Henderson, these nine tracks…

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Al Wilson – 1968 – Searching For The Dolphins & 1974 – La La Peace Song

Rip, research and review by Bac Posting & additional info’s by Nikos A wonderful early album from soul singer Al Wilson – a well-crafted mix of modes that really stands out in late 60s pop – and which showed that Al was quite different than…

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Dee Dee Warwick – 1970 -Turning Around

Rip and research by Mr.Moo Posting & additional info’s by Nikos One of the greatest moments ever from Dee Dee Warwick – and a set that definitely shows her to be one of the more soulful members of her famous family! The set’s got a…

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The Pointer Sisters – 1975 – Steppin’

Rip, posting & additional info’s by Nikos Keeping their forward momentum at warp speed, the Pointer Sisters brought the effusive Steppin’ to bear in summer 1975. Having already danced into the spotlight across their first three albums, it was no surprise when the David Rubins…

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Maze fet Frankie Beverly – 1980 – Joy and Pain

Rip, posting & additional info’s by Nikos Frankie Beverly and Maze’s fourth album, JOY & PAIN, was their most fully realized recording to date, with Beverly really coming into his own as a producer. While the more extensive production of third album INSPIRATION served mainly…

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