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David Ruffin – 1979 – So Soon We Change

Research & review by Raggedy Rip & posting by Nikos We welcome our new family member Raggedy, a very well known and respected Lady in the blogsphere,  who runs the amazing Soul of The 60’s & 70’s : Sounds of  The Soul blog, which you…

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Dorothy Morrison – 1970 – Brand New Day

Rip, Research & Posting by Nikos Although you have probably never heard of Dorothy Morrison, there’s a very strong chance that you will have heard her sing. She was the barely credited lead vocalist on the most popular gospel song of all time “Oh Happy…

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William Bell – 1971 – Wow

Rip & review by Raphy Posting & additional info’s by Nikos You asked for it and my Jamaican brother Raphy quickly ripped his original vinyl and scanned the covers for you. Here in his own words : “WOW” …..I’m sitting in front of my computer…

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William Bell – 1973 – Relating

Rip & research by Mr.Moo Posting & additional info’s by Nikos Relating is a great return to basics for William Bell – and an album recorded with a warm, intimate quality that we really love! The vibe here is almost in the style of some…

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FunkmySoul is back again

Finally we are back again with  the old version of the blog. We managed to recover our data base after the hacker's attack. The blog is under construction and we expect to be ready with a new version in the next days. Enjoy!

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The Isley Brothers – 1969 – It’s Our Thing & The Brothers: Isley

A stone classic from the Isleys – the album that kicked off their successful T-Neck label, and established that mighty Isleys sound that would have such a huge influence in the 70s! The title cut of the set – “It’s Your Thing” – is a…

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The Joneses – 1974 – Keeping Up With.. / 1977 – The Joneses

The Joneses will forever be remembered for the super-crossover hit “Sugar Pie Guy”, which probably overshadows everything they ever did. However, what it masks is a band that endured nearly two decades to bring a consistently high quality of sounds for our pleasure.  And during…

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Spanky Wilson – 1975 – Specialty Of The House

Rip and research by Mr.Moo Spanky’s last album before her recent revival, a jazzy soulful effort cut for Westbound, with arrangements by Johnny Allen, and a nice moody mellow sound. The overall approach is quite different than most of her work with HB Barnum, but…

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The Voices Of East Harlem – 1970 – Right on Be Free & 1973 – S/t

The landmark first album by this legendary 70s soul group – and one with a feel that’s much different than their later work! The style here is much more strongly righteous than their sweeter soul of the mid 70s – with a pronounced gospel influence…

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The Everyday People – 1972 – The Everyday People

Rip and research by Mr.Moo An excellent bit of funk that sounds a heck of a lot like early Kool & The Gang! It’s no surprise, too, because the album was produced by Gene Redd, has a few Kool & The Gang covers (like “Funky…

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Norma Jean & Ray J – 1974 – Raising Hell

Norma Jean & Ray J’s “Raising Hell” is one helluva rare nugget. Released on the Hep-Me label in 1974, this has a remarkably polished sound and sophistication in the music to have warranted bigger names on the front of the album cover. And while Norma…

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Lakeside – 1980 – Fantastic Voyage

A crowning achievement from Lakeside — one of the key albums to link Ohio funk roots with a smoother LA groove — all served up in a way that had limitless influence for years to come! Bass is definitely at the head of these arrangements,…

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Z.Z. Hill – 1974 – Z.Z.

Rip and research by Mr.Moo Standout work from ZZ Hill — one of a few albums he cut for United Artists records in the early 70s, all of them great! The set’s got a really tight tight feel — recorded at Fame Studios with a…

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Don Blackman – 1982 – Don Blackman

A jazz funk masterpiece and THE record by the legendary Don Blackman – the only one issued under his own name for many many years, and a famous little set that’s been sampled endlessly over the years, and for good reason! The vibe here is…

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Peaches & Herb – 1967 – Let’s Fall In Love

Rip and research by Raphy Stunning work from the team of  Peaches & Herb – a male/female soul duo whose work here rivals the greatness of the Marvin Gaye duets over at Motown! The grooves are wonderfully varied here – upbeat and swinging at some…

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Randy Brown – 1978 – Welcome To My Room

Rip and research by Mr.Moo Welcome To My Room is a mellow soul masterpiece from Randy Brown – a crucially-overlooked talent from the late 70s, working here with a totally put-together vibe! The album’s got the mature, mellow feel of some of the best work…

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Graham Central Station – 1973 – Graham Central Station

The legendary first album by Larry Graham and Graham Central Station – Larry’s bold move away from Sly & The Family Stone, and the beginning of a new dynasty in mainstream funk! Larry’s bass work really drives the set along – pushing the riffing guitars…

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The Montgomery Express – 1974 – The Montgomery Movement

Rip and research by Mr.Moo A massive lost funk classic – one of those rarer than rare albums that’s well worth the funk! The Montgomery Express were a Florida combo who played on the state’s small club circuit – working equally well on their own, or…

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Syl Johnson – 1970 – Is It Because I’m Black

This album is one of the best ever soul albums to come out of Chicago – and it may well be one of the best soul albums to ever come out of the 60s! Syl Johnson mixes west side bluesy soul with some great Chicago…

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Brief Encounter – 1981 – We Want To Play

Brief Encounter may not that familiar to many of you. They released only two LPs, their debut being released in 1977 which articulated the wonder of that era so magnificently.  They continued to release high calibre material throughout that decade, but it wasn’t until 1981…

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