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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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Bobby Patterson – 1972 – It’s Just A Matter Of Time

It took me years to find a NM copy of this excellent record. Rare and famous this 1972 disc from overlooked Texas soul man Patterson has a bit of everything, gliding freely between easy soul (“Recipe for Peace”) and down-home funk. One of our favourite…

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Breakwater – 1978 – Breakwater

A landmark set from a group who only ever gave the world two albums but who’ve gone on to have a huge influence over the years! This initial offering from Breakwater is a masterful blend of jazzy fusion and mellower soul a sound sifted together…

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I am Back

Hi, everybody. Finally i am back with a new blog. A totally R'n'B, Soul, Funk, Disco, Groovy blog. All my posts to Lost In Tyme Blog (1,5 years work) can be found below. From now on I can promise 2-3 new posts every week. I…

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The Southside Movement – 1975 – Moving South

Heavy heavy funk from this lost Chicago group an undisputed powerhouse in the mid 70s, and one of the city’s few funky combos to really break out to a national audience! The album’s the group’s second, and is oddly even more obscure than their first…

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Etta James – 1968 – Tell Mama

A must have for every soul brother and sister! Everything is perfect here, the chemistry is right, Etta swindles from the sheer contempt of “Tell Mama”, to the poignancy of “The Love of my man”, to the exuberant “Security” and the moving “I’d rather go…

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The Smith Connection – 1972 – Under My Wings

A sublime bit of east coast soul and the only full album ever cut by this heavenly-voiced trio! The group have a sound to rival the best of their contemporaries on the harmony soul scene, one that floats along on a light pillow of strings…

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First Choice – 1974 – The Player

Their classic second record, and a pivotal album in defining the east coast uptempo sound of the mid 70’s. Rochelle Fleming and the gals sing in soulful harmony style, while Norman Harris and Vince Montana lay down some heavy uptempo grooves. Includes their classic “scolding”…

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Bettye Swann – 1967 – Make Me Yours

Bettye Swann has an amazing voice & delivery. The sound quality is great as are the arrangements. One more fine example of how Soul Music manifested itself across America in the 60’s; each region with it’s own amazing signature. Only shame is the Pop Charts…

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Freddie Scott – 1967 – Are You Lonely For Me?

This is a masterpiece of Deep Soul. Incredible voice. If you’re a 60’s R&B fan and by chance you’ve never heard “Are You Lonely For Me” you need to rectify that NOW. Freddie writes some good tunes, sings with utter authority and actually tops Solomon…

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Eddie Kendricks – 1972 – People …Hold On

Surely one of the most impressive albums to come out of Motown during early 70’s was “People – Hold On”, only the second album from Mr. Eddie Kendricks since his split from The Temptations some three years ago. He is noted for his distinctive falsetto…

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Bunny Sigler – 1975 – Keep Smilin’

A philly classic, and you know that I adore philly sound. So what we have here? Bunny Singler (singer – writer – producer ) with Norman Harris and Instant Funk! These three are enough for such a great record. You can put the needle on…

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The Futures – 1975 – Castles In The Sky

The Futures were one of the most criminally underrated soul harmony vocal groups of the 1970s. Despite the greatness of their recordings, they failed to make it big. This 1975 release is deservedly viewed as a classic “Sweet Soul” album today although it went nowhere…

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Ace Spectrum – 1974 – Inner Spectrum

Ace Spectrum was one of the groups that never really had a chance, but those of us who had an ear for real music found them and remain loyal more than thirty years later. I still play this lp regularly. If you don’t own and…

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Chicago Gangsters – 1976 – Gangster Love

An extremely rare funky soul album never released on cd. A mix of funky tracks, ballads and grooves. A funky group with great albums in the 70’s but stayed unknown. This is a @320 vinyl rip of my original Gold Plate record with covers. Tracks…

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Carla Thomas – 1967 – The Queen Alone

Carla Thomas was to Memphis’ Stax Records what Aretha was to Atlantic: the label’s reigning matriarch. She is one of the most respected singers of any era. Carla Thomas was more than deserving of her title “The Queen of Memphis Soul,” but she was hardly…

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Sister Sledge – 1979 – We Are Family

One of the greatest dancers … I mean, disco albums of all times! The Sledge sisters soulful vocals make this album a notch above CHIC’s own albums, the arrangements of piano, crisp rhythm guitar, thumping bass and a warm strings sound are timeless. Nile Rodgers…

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Pleasure – 1977 – Joyous

Sublime jazzy soul from Pleasure one of the greatest groups of the west coast scene of the 70s and a key force in defining the Fantasy Records groove of the time! Pleasure have a sound that’s head and shoulders above most of their contemporaries especially…

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Barrino Brothers – 1973- Livin’ High Off The Goodness Of Your Love

Excellent North Carolina-based quartet on Holland-Dozier-Holland‘s label. Another super rare release from the excellent Barrino Brothers whose 1972 single release ‘I Shall Not Be Moved‘ is one of the most sought after UK 45’s on the label. The LP can easily boast many more gems…

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Cameo – 1977- Cardiac Arrest

This album is one of the funniest and most funkiest of albums that have graced my turntable. Even though “find my way” and “rigor mortis” are danceable and funky, respectively, the ‘piece de resistance’ on this lp is the magnificently funky “funk funk”! what a…

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