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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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The Ebonys – 1976 – Sing About Life

One of two albums ever cut by The Ebonys – a consistently great group from the 70s, as is testified by their constant popularity in our racks! The quartet had a 3 man/1 woman harmony sound that was very hip – often applied to righteous…

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Bobby Boyd Congress – 1971 – Bobby Boyd Congress

A Funky  Delight, you probably never heard of. You’ll find great horns, Jazzy Bass Grooves and on other tracks you will find soulful stuff as well. Highly Recommended! Ultra rare French recording (little press less 300 ex in LP). A very good and collectible soul…

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Willie Henderson & The Soul Explosions – 1970 – Funky Chicken

Killer work from one of the funkiest leaders on the Chicago scene – the mighty mighty Willie Henderson, force behind some of the city’s greatest soul tracks and funky 45s! This album’s like a stack of lost funky nuggets laid back to back – with…

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The Manhattans – 1969 – Doing Their Best Things

The Manhattans are one of the stalwarts of our music – and due to embark on their 2011 tour with Gerald Alston – almost 50 years after they originally got together. With huge hits like “Kiss and Say Goodbye”, “Hurt” and “Shining Star” as part…

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The Trammps – 1976 – Where The Happy People Go

Quite possibly the best record ever by The Trammps – halfway between their roots in the early 70s east coast indie club scene, and the smoother approach of their later disco hits! The set is prime Sigma Sound disco – with strong harmonies by the…

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A Letter to Marvin Gaye

Download link ———————————— Dear Marvin, April 2nd of this year would have seen you celebrating your 72nd birthday. Sadly, April 1st is also the 27th anniversary since your passing from a fatal gunshot wound. Your legacy has created an enduring musical output whose influence still…

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Ronnie Mcneir – 1972 – Ronnie Mcneir

The amazing debut of Ronnie Mcneir – a 70s soul maestro we’d rank right up there with Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson, or Leon Ware – but one who’s possibly even more impressive, given that he cut this record when he was only 22 years old! The…

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Teena Marie / 1979 – Wild & Peaceful / 1980 – Irons in the Fire

Teena Marie hit paydirt right from the start, with four very successful, highly acclaimed LPs for Motown at the back end of the 70s and beginning of the 80s.  She subsequently managed to secure her success upon moving to Epic Records, before a lull in…

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Ila Vann – The Singles Collection

Exclusively to FMS This is a surprise post indeed. How many of you ever listen to Ila Vann? Her “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man” can be found to a few Northen Soul collections. We feel extremely lucky that we have so many dedicated followers and…

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Damn Sam The Miracle Man And The Soul Congregation – 1970

Rare, rare, RARE hard funky soul from early 70s titans Damn Sam The Miracle Man – and some of the rawest, fiercest funk we’ve ever heard! Damn Sam is actually a group – spearheaded by vocalist OC Tolbert – a man with a roaring voice…

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Bobby Thurston – 1978 – Sweetest Piece Of The Pie

Killer Modern Soul rarity from the DC based MAINLINE label A gem of a lost modern soul LP! Singer Bobby Thurston is working here with arrangers Al Johnson, Rodney Brown, and Willie Lester to craft some great end-of-the 70s tunes – done in a simple…

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The Elgins – 1966 – Darling Baby

Here is Mr.Moo‘s 1st contribution of the year, A classic Motown album. The Elgins were a great little group on Motown‘s VIP label during the 60s – and they had a sweet falsetto soul style that reminds us a lot of the best work by…

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Anita Baker – 1986 – Rapture

OK folks. Here is one that Nikos and I (Trakbuv) have been discussing for a while – the idea to have a few more posts from the 1980s, and a few more of those all-time classics. And one album that always pops out as a…

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More Christmas Albums by The Supremes, Ray Charles, Booker T. & the MG’s

May the dawning of this New Year, fill your heart with new hopes, open up new horizons and bring for you promises of brighter tomorrows. May you have a great New Year. The Supremes – Merry Christmas You can consider the Supremes another 1960s super…

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The Ultimate Motown Christmas Collection

FMS stuff sending the warmest Christmas wishes to you and your families. May God shower his choicest blessings on you this Christmas! Here’s an awesome music collection to add to the Holiday music arsenal for those who can’t wait for the Holiday season to arrive.. Enjoy!…

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Billy Paul – 1975 – Got My Head On Straight

From the height of Billy Paul‘s career, nestled in between 1973’s classic ‘War Of The Gods’ and ‘When Love Is New’ from 1976, “Got My Head On Straight” appears to be one of his most ignored albums. The fact that it is only available on…

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Brothers By Choice – 1978 – Brothers By Choice

Let’s Groove brothers Brothers By Choice were a Los Angeles-based group featuring the vocalist Chris Higgins. The self-titled album was recorded 1978 for the ALA label and released via Atlantic Records. Rare sought after  with ‘She puts the ease back into easy‘ an excellent dancer…

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Joe Tex – 1969 – Buying A Book

Mr. Moo is on the decks again. It’s so nice to have him back in Funkmysoul family once more. This is the first of his new contributions, a brilliant album by one of the greatest Southern Soul artists ever, Joe Tex. He was, arguably, the…

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Ron Henderson & Choice Of Colour – 1976 – Soul Junction

Ron Henderson & Choice Of Colour is yet another obscure artist that has been brought back into favour by the rare groove and modern soul scene. And sounding like a combination of Leroy Hutson and Mike James Kirkland, the primary concern is why it was…

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