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The Kay Gees – 1974 – Keep On Bumpin’ & Masterplan

The Kay-Gees’ greatest LP and far and away better than anything else they ever did! Grabbing up this one is like finding a lost Kool & The Gang LP from the early years which is no surprise, since Ronald Bell of the group produced it…

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Timi Yuro – 1964 – The Amazing Timi Yuro

Timi only recorded one album with Mercury, produced by Quincy Jones, arranged and conducted by Bobby Scott. It was her most “grown up” album she ever did and it consisted of several standards. The recordings are truly memorable, and it’s easy to understand why, of…

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Marva Whitney – 1969 – It’s My Thing

Marva Whitney is a true legend among funk fans for her raw and powerful performances on classic cuts like ‘Unwind Yourself’ a Root Down dancefloor favourite. Along with fellow divas Lyn Collins and Vicki Anderson, Marva made her name singing with the James Brown Revue…

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C.J. & CO. – 1977 – Devil’s Gun

This is a great find for Disco and Funk lovers, very difficult to be found on mp3 especially 320@. This is a fine vinyl rip. A disco-fied up-tempo funk – recorded for Westbound during their Atlantic years, and featuring some very strong production by Mike…

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Bettye Swann – 1969 – Don’t You Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting me?)

A treasure of late 60s southern soul from the great Bettye Swann, this is her 3rd and final album (2nd for capital records, after she jumped for the indie Money Records).Sadly, the move didn’t turn Bettye into the major star Capitol no doubt expected to…

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The Dynamics – 1969 – First Landing

Another Lost Soul Classic Hailing from the Motor City, The Dynamics have mixed their soulful sound with some southern flavor and created First Landing. Backed by some incredible grooves, this is a rare treasure whose luster will bewitch fans of soul music. Managed by Aretha…

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VA – Miami Sound – Rare Funk & Soul From Miami, Florida 1967-1974

In 2003, the UK’s Soul Jazz label released a superb collection or rare and previously “lost” hard funk classics from Miami’s fertile music scene of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The album was titled “Miami Sound: Rare Funk & Soul from Miami Florida 1967-1974,”…

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General Caine – 1978 – General Caine (Let Me In)

  General Caine released several fine albums from the Mid Seventies until the mid Eighties. In the same vein as Captain Sky and Bootsy Collins, Mitch McDowells group released some good examples of the genre, without receiving the recognition the tracks, obviously, deserved.   Tracks…

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Timi Yuro – Hurt The Best Of Timi Yuro

  When I heard for the first time this VOICE  I was shocked, I also thought she was black. She is the best female early 60’s vocalist by far.   Two of her songs still remains fabulous to me “Hurt” & “What’s a matter baby“. Her…

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Syreeta – 1972 Syreeta / 1974 Stevie Wonder Presents Syreeta

The first 2 Motown albums by the lovely Syreeta both of them recorded under the supervision of her partner Stevie Wonder! The genius of these records is hard to describe accurately a sort of spacey soul approach that builds on the work of Stevie at…

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Clarence Carter – 1970 – Patches

A blind soul singer whose numerous hits of the late ’60s and early ’70s epitomized the Muscle Shoals rhythm blues sound, Carter hit the big time with his Atlantic single “Patches” (1970) and won a lasting place in the annals of Southern soul with others…

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Lorraine Ellison – Stay With Me The Best Of Lorraine Ellison 1966-1973

You keep ask me for more Lorraine Ellison and here it is. The definitive compilation: 23 songs from 1966-1973, including three non-LP singles, three unreleased cuts from an aborted 1970 session at Muscle Shoals, her only two charting singles (“Stay with Me” and “Heart Be…

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Lorraine Ellison – 1969 – Stay With Me

Prepare yourselfs for a record which blows your mind. I keep listen to it and every time i love it more and more. Quite simply, the title track will make your hair stand on end. Think of Aretha Franklin crossed with the “River Deep, Mountain…

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The Crown Heights Affair – 1975 – Dreaming A Dream

What can you say about one of the most influential disco sounds of the seventies? When disco broke through the crown heights affair took the new york dance floors by storm, studio 54 led the way and this album is a classic. Seminal 70s work…

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Dobie Gray – 1973 – Drift Away

Soul? Country? Pop? or all of them in a fine blend? Dobie Gray never had the consistent recording career that, judging from his output, he surely deserved. Poor promotion, contract difficulties, bankrupt record labels…something always seemed to creep up and crush his career in its…

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Side Effect – 1976 – What You Need

Great jazzy Funk – Soul from this oft-overlooked 70s group. This album’s a darn tough one to find — and is probably their best LP for Fantasy, if not their best of the 70s! The record contains their hit versions of “Always There” and “Keep…

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The Intruders – 1968 – Cowboys To Girls

One of the sweetest soul records ever made, it gets to your soul. I like almost every song of their discography. A very rare find. Never released on cd (only their greatest hits). It took me a long time to find a near mind copy…

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Mel & Tim – 1969 – Good Guys Only Win In The Movies

  Fantastic harmony soul LP with great Chicago soul production by Gene Chandler, and singing from Mel & Tim that will blow your mind! The tracks are a fantastic example of the sort of psychedelic soul sound that was coming out of Chicago at the…

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James Carr – 1966 – You’ve Got My Mind Messed Up

The definite James Carr. This is what the expression “deep soul” signifies to me. Overwhelming. An incredible bit of southern soul — one of two classic albums cut by James Carr for the Goldwax! At the time of release, this album virtually died in the…

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Fontella Bass – 1972 – Free (The Paula Recordings)

Fontella Bass will always be remembered for her hit Rescue Me. That didn’t mean she didn’t record anything else of quality afterwards, just that it didn’t make the charts. Free is a perfect example of her post Rescue Me work. Most of the tracks are…

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