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The Whatnauts – 1971 Reaching For The Stars / 1972 – On The Rocks

The Whatnauts week ends up with 2nd and 3rd album which complete their discography. Both vinyl seems brand new (never played before) so are perfectly ripped on @320. The Whatnauts needed a better name. That’s the main thing. They most definitely had the chops, with…

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The Whatnauts – 1970 – Introducing The Whatnauts

A sweet soul masterpiece. If you like soulful harmony vocals, you won’t find a better album than this one! This is a stone cold group soul album, and the whole thing is a stunning bunch of cuts with beautiful George Kerr production, and incredible soaring…

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Barbara Acklin – 1968 – Love Makes A Woman

Barbara Acklin is one of the great lost soul singers of the late ’60s/early ’70s. A pop-soul vocalist in the vein of Dionne Warwick or Brenda Holloway, Barbara Acklin is best known for her R&B/pop hit “Love Makes a Woman” from the summer of 1968…

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Kimberley Briggs – 1972 – Passings Clouds

Here’s an album sooooooo rare!!!!. A collector’s item. But also a real gem. Nashville-born/Cleveland-raised singer/songwriter Dorothy Kimberley Tolliver is an unsung Southern Soul heroine to many collectors of rare and antique R&B records. Blessed with a powerful and tremendously expressive set of pipes. This is…

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Luther Ingram – 1972 – I’ve Been Here All The Time

Luther Ingram’s Week continues with his rare debut on koko label, 2nd contribution from Groovy Emmanuel. Luther, one of the greatest talents of his generation first got his start doing rougher, more fragile soul tunes but by the time of these 70s recordings, he’d really…

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Luther Ingram – 1972 – (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right

This is Luther Ingram’s week brothers as you have requested it! But first, let me say a few words how we’ve come here. I met Groovy Emmanuel through the comment section of this blog. His comments were of the most vital and interesting ever posted…

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The Staple Singers & Curtis Mayfield – 1975 – Let’s Do It Again

Rare 1975 original soundtrack LP with music for the comedy film composed by the legendary Curtis Mayfield (leader of the group The impressions). The Staple Singers perform the the vocals! Film starred Sidney Poitier, Jimmy Walker, Bill Cosby, with Sidney Poitier as the director. As Stax…

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Leon’s Creation – 1970 – This Is the Beginning

Leon‘s Creation hail from San Fransisco, they released this album on the small Studio 10 label. I think some people have a misconception that this is a funk record, I would classify it more as psychedelic soul ala Sly and the Family Stone. This is…

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New York City – 1973 – I’m Doin’ Fine Now

The title cut, “I’m Doin’ Fine Now” is the one that many of us know New York City by. An oldie from 1973, but still a great oldie. New York City was produced by Thom Bell, Wes Farrell and John Bahler. -New York City! The…

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Gene Chandler – 1970 – The Gene Chandler Situation

This is the Gene Chandler’s 1st album on the Mercury Label (available only in vinyl) and I must say it’s : “Groovy Situation”. Listening, over and over again to the album and looking back to the “Duke of Earl” and hearing a completely different sound,…

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The Lost Generation – 1970 – Sly, Slick And The Wicked

A killer album, from start to finish. Simple as that! A gorgeous harmony soul classic from 1970. Produced by Eugene Record of the Chi-Lites. Chicago soul vocal group the Lost Generation had their biggest hit with “The Sly, Slick and the Wicked,” a mellow ballad…

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Inner Life – 1979 – I’m Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair)

A new week and the weather is getting warmer, so let’s change the mood and the music style. Let’s cheer up and dance. While I was ripping this, I couldn’t stop dancing. Brothers this is Inner life’s debut album. Inner Life spawned a handful of…

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The Impressions – 1969 – The Young Mods’ Forgotten Story

The quintessential Chicago soul group, the Impressions’ place in R&B history would be secure if they’d done nothing but launch the careers of soul legends Jerry Butler – Curtis Mayfield and Leroy Hutson. But far more than that, the Impressions recorded some of the most…

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Dexter Wansel – 1976 – Life On Mars

I have already admitted that i adore Philly sound and here is a fine example of this greatness. Dexter Wansel’s music is pure genius, a jazz/funk/soul concoction sure to please the musical senses. A fantastic bit of space age funk and easily the best album…

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Sylvia St. James – 1980 – Magic

To be honest a few months ago I had no idea who Sylvia St. James was. But my dear friend MsMerising reminded me she was first a member of Side Effect and that she had also released a great album in 1980 called “Magic”. MsM…

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The Chi-Lites – 1969 – Give It Away

This is the debut of one of the greatest vocal groups of the early ’70s. One of the pioneers of Sweet soul. Harder, more raw Chicago Soul, in the vein of Tyrone Davis’ recordings of the time. Not as slick as their following albums Give…

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Sweet Blindness – 1976 – Music You Can Ride On

A gem of a funky soul album from this great Canadian group, featuring the song writing help of American soul man Curtis Lee. There’s a lot of you who ask for it and finally here you can get it, brothers. The soul and jazz band…

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The Chairmen Of The Board – 1970 – The Chairmen Of The Board

One of the most accomplished soul acts to emerge from Detroit in the early ‘70s, Chairmen Of The Board helped to put Invictus Records on the map with a series of pop and funky R&B hits on both sides of the Atlantic. Suprisingly good rockin’…

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O.V. Wright – 1973 – Memphis Unlimited

A masterpiece of deep Southern soul. Listen to O.V. wail over the fading bars of Nothing Comes To A Sleeper – spine-tingling stuff. Simply amazing that no one has sought to rerelease any of his albums on CD yet. Hard-driving soul produced by Willie Mitchell….

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Sound Experience – 1974 – Don’t Fight The Feeling

Plain and simple, if you’re a fan of funk and ’70s soul, this great group belongs in your collection… they were a fantastic “live” group (with the horns, funky clavinette, big afros and all) who did a great job at carrying their sound into the…

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