All Albums

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Faze O – 1977 – Riding High

A spacey soul classic with a sound that never gets old! Faze-O will be forever remembered for their massive cut “Riding High” a stretched out slow funk jam that has amazing keyboards, floating guitars, and a super-dope groove that’s stayed fresh from the moment it…

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Freda Payne – 1970 – Band Of Gold

This is an excellent album from a underappreciated soul vocalist. Published in the Invictus label, founded by Holland, Dozier and Holland after leaving Motown, it contains not a bad song and is one of the best soul albums of the 70’s. 1970 LP Invictus ST-7301…

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Soul Survivors – 1967 – When The Whistle Blows Anything Goes

The first and possibly best album of one of the most powerful ‘blue eyed soul’ bands ever. Rocketed to stardom by their fantastic hit ‘EXPRESSWAY TO YOUR HEART’, the song became producers’ KENNY GAMBLE and LEON HUFF first ‘crossover’ hit when it began to be…

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Doris Duke – 1969 – I’m a Loser (plus 2nd album & bonus)

This album is considered by many – including the soul expert Dave Godin – to be the greatest deep soul album of all time. A masterpiece of soul singing, song writing and production. Jerry Williams Jr wrote ten of the 12 songs (with either Gary…

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Peter Brown – 1977 – A Fantasy Love Affair

Finally a Disco – Dance Classic Get down with the sound of Peter Brown — one of the funkiest white cats on the Miami soul scene of the 70s! Peter originally hailed from the Chicago area, but he got the call down to Miami with…

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Sky – 1979 – Sky

A Surprise to all of you!!!!!!!! This is probably the rarest album ever posted in this blog until now. If you trust my taste till now, grab it and give me your opinion in the comments section. I am sure you’ll adore it!!   Tracks…

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Tower Of Power – 1975 – In The Slot

1975’s IN THE SLOT finds the Oakland supergroup Tower Of Power with a new voice in the person of Hubert Tubbs. While he doesn’t have Lenny Williams’ range of expression, Tubbs has a rich gusto that gives Tower Of Power’s deeply soulful music a different…

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Zulema – 1972 – Zulema

I finally obtain this vinyl after a long time searching. This is the debut LP for Sussex records in 1972. Very rare even to find it on mp3. Not to be confused with 1975 RCA album with only her name too. Even All Music is…

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The Meters – 1974 – Rejuvenation

Brilliantly funky! This is the greatest album they cut for Reprise and it’s one of the few that ever really approaches the genius of their early work for Josie. The record features the incredible breakbeat cut “Just Kissed My Baby” – worth the price of the…

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Kool & The Gang – 1973 – Wild And Peaceful & 1975 – Spirit Of The Boogie

Formed as a jazz ensemble in the mid-’60s, Kool & the Gang became one of the most inspired and influential funk units during the ’70s, and one of the most popular R&B groups of the ’80s after their breakout hit “Celebration” in 1979. Just as…

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Sam Cooke – Portrait Of A Legend 1951 – 1964

In my opinion, he is the best soul artist of the first period of soul. Otis, Marvin and Stevie wouldn’t be the same without him. Sam Cooke was the most important soul singer in history — he was also the inventor of soul music, and…

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Billy Paul – 1972 – 360 Degrees of Billy Paul

1972 was a very important year for Philadelphia International Records. One, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff(The Deans and Founders of the Philly Sound) signed the major distribution deal with CBS Records. Two, this album by Billy Paul was one of the records that took them…

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Gwen McCrae – 1975 – Rockin’ Chair

One of Gwen McCrae’s best-ever albums, with a mix of raw soul and smoother Miami production that captures Gwen’s talents perfectly. Gwen’s voice is perfect on the record, and it works extremely well with the deep soulful arrangements by Mike Lewis. Lots of great keyboards…

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Betty Wright – 1974 – Danger High Voltage

  Danger! Hi-Voltage is an apt title for Betty Wright’s finest hour. It contains three R&B hits — “Shoorah! Shoorah!“, “Where Is the Love” and “Tonight Is the Night” the original version not the later 8 min, but also features an array of other tasty…

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Slave – 1977 – Slave & 1979 – Just A Touch Of Love

Slave is one of The Baddest Bands from the 70’s. I Miss Instrumentation Like You Get on SLide. Where has The FUNK Gone? Where has a Artist Learning their Instrument Gone? Where is The Music Adventure? Hearing these Grooves take me back when Making Great…

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Dionne Warwick – 1967 – The Windows Of The World

Can 60s pop get any better than this? It’s hard to think so – given the near-perfect sound of this album, and its unique blend of soul, vocal, and mainstream modes. It is easier to define Dionne Warwick by what she isn’t rather than what…

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James Brown – 1974 – Hell

This is JB at his badaassssss funky best! This double album is brilliant from start to finish. Side 1 is the funky stuff to dance to. Side 2 is the more chilled out ballad side. Side 3 is yet mo’ funky stuff. Side 4 is…

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Minnie Riperton – 1970 – Come To My Garden

This is the collaboration of two great talents who are unfortunately no longer with us: Minnie and Charles Stepney. Stepney’s gorgeous production of jazzy bossanova and lush strings are a perfect fit for Minnie’s angelic voice. The songs are at once romantic, dramatic, engaging, relaxing,…

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Detroit Emeralds – 1977 – Feel The Need

The Detroit Emeralds were an excellent Detroit soul group with a funky sound. An excellent bit of modern soul from The Detroit Emeralds, one of the few older Westbound groups who successfully made the transition to the label’s smoother sound of the mid 70s! A…

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Earth Wind & Fire – 1971 – Earth Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire’s first album — recorded at a time when the group recently had ties to the Chicago soul and jazz scenes, and a range of experience that ran the gamut from work with Sun Ra, the Artistic Heritage Ensemble, The Pharoahs, Ramsey…

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