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Don Covay – 1966 – See-Saw

Another great contribution by Mr.Moo. Excellent Atlantic soul from Don Covay! Don was one of the label’s biggest soul talents in the mid 60s — and he not only cut some great work on his own, but also penned some tunes that have become some…

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Newban – 1977 – Newban 2

Extremely RARE and Collectable!!!! Absolutely ridiculously hard to find ORIGINAL of this second album by the group Newban on the legendary and desirable tax scam label Guinness Records. Creators of two extremely rare funk/rare groove LPs, not much was initially known about Newban, but it…

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Sweet Salvation – 1972 – Sweet Salvation

Sweet Salvation is another one of those rare albums from the early 1970s that has grown in popularity over the years.  Mr. Moo reminds us this forgotten gem which contains one of the best cover versions of rock steady, an uptempo funk track with multiple…

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Freddie North – 1974 – Cuss The Wind

Rare Beautiful deep soul lp by this great singer. Listen to Freddie North and you will realize he has been magnificently blessed.”Love to Hate”,”sun comes up” and the definitive redition of “Rainy night in Georgia”. This is a 320@ vinyl rip of the original Mankind…

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High Voltage – 1972 – High Voltage

I know you’ve been waiting for this for a long time. Believe me it was worth it. We have some great organic rhythm and blues for you. High Voltage may not be well known to many of you, but they are an outfit that incorporated…

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Lou Johnson – 1971 – With You In My Mind

A Masterpiece.. ..which I discovered thanks to the following comment on the post of his debut album here: “I saw an interview recently where Allen Toussaint was asked to name a favorite song that he wrote for another artist. After naming a few he wrote…

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The Dynamics – 1973 – What A Shame

Mr.Moo continues to offer us great albums like the classic balladry of the Dynamics, a must in any soul/sweet soul music collection of depth. A bit sweet soul, a bit funky and a real indie soul classic from the early 70s! The album’s the second…

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Starfire – 1978 – Dancing and Singing For You

Starfire are a self-contained group that released their first LP in 1976. This is their sophomore set, containing two tracks from the debut, and continuing to buck the gimmicky trend of disco with a very fine mixture of funk and ballads. They brought out another…

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Terry Huff – 1976 – The Lonely One

A heartbreaking classic from Terry Huff and his Special Delivery group – a cool 70s harmony ensemble who deliver some wonderful backup on the set! The record’s a stone east coast classic from way back – arranged and conducted by Al Johnson, with a vibe…

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The Dramatics / 1973 – A Dramatic Experience / 1974 – Dramatically Yours

A Tribute to Ron Banks and The Dramatics by Trakbuv We at FMS are sorry to report the sad loss of Ron Banks on 4th March. He was one of the founding members of the incredible Dramatics formed back in 1962 in Detroit while still…

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Eddie Floyd – 1968 – I’ve Never Found A Girl

You should all be really happy that we have Mr.Moo within our contributors cause he shares with us great albums like this one. Eddie Floyd‘s 2nd LP “I’ve Never Found A Girl”, a Southern Soul diamond. In 1966, Floyd recorded a song intended for Otis…

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Candi Staton – 1972 – Candi Staton

As a soul legend, Candi Staton hardly needs an introduction by me. However I am heartened by the fact that her elusive FAME recordings are now so freely available and her earthy Southern roots have finally become recognised as essential part of her career. If…

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Tammi Terrell – 1968 – Irresistible

Tammi Terrell had a sexy, hypnotic voice and alluring sensibility that not only made her an ideal partner for Marvin Gaye, but could have resulted in substantial impact as a solo singer. This album includes her finest solo single, “I Can’t Believe You Love Me,”…

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Johnny Nash – 1974 – Celebrate Life

Johnny Nash may not readily prick the thirst buds of many soul aficionados out there. Although very well-known for his reggae-influenced hits such as ‘I can see clearly now’ and ‘Hold me tight’, I propose that he has as much kinship to these pages as…

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Luther – 1976 – Luther (Vandross)

I think we all agree that Luther Vandross was one of the greatest singers in the area for the last 30 years with his smooth, versatile tenor voice. He was one of the most successful R&B artists of the 1980s and ’90s. But he was…

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Brothers Unlimited – 1970 – Who’s For The Young

Here’s one of the most sought after funk/soul albums ever made, contributed by Mr.Moo, with two fantastic crossover soul tunes in “Got to get over” & “Take me back”, a great cover of the classic Sam Cooke’s “A change is gonna come” and my personal…

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Satisfaction Unlimited – 1972 – Think Of The Children

This is one of the rarer releases on the Hot Wax label helmed by Brian and Eddie Holland and Lamont Dozier. Satisfaction Unlimited‘s solitary album is yet another signature in the book of lost opportunities. But if I could only be remembered for one LP,…

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Earl Grant – 1970 – Earl Grant

Raphy strikes again with his 1st contribution for 2010 and remind us the wonderful Earl Grant. Those of us who can remember seeing his performances before his untimely death in an auto accident in 1970, at the peak of his career, remember him as one…

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Wilson Pickett – 1966 – The Wicked Pickett

A fabulous album, done when Pickett was in the midst of his best period at Atlantic. It had everything, great songs, wonderful production and arrangements, and a hungry, galvanizing Wilson Pickett hollering, screaming, shouting, and soaring on anything he covered, from ballads to uptempo dance…

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James Brown’s Funky Christmas

FMS stuff would like to wish you and your families season greetings. Open your heart to the Christmas spirit and enjoy a funky New Year. This is our Christmas “present” to you Holiday compilation featuring funky yuletide tunes by the Godfather Of Soul. At his…

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