All Albums

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Laura Lee – 1971 – Women’s Love Rights

Another rare lost gem. Her voice is raspy & soulful, and she can get a song across. Listen to such singles as: Women’s Love Rights, Since I Fell For You, Love & Liberty Tracks 1. Women’s Love Rights 2. Wedlock Is a Padlock 3. I…

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Heaven and Earth – 1976 – I Can’t Seem To Forget You

I first discover it 3 years ago, i loved it and try to find the vinyl. Finally i pay 50 Usd on ebay a few days ago. It is an underrated group. An incredible harmony group from Chicago. The vocals are superb, high, then low,…

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Loleatta Holloway – 1976 – Loleatta

Fantastic album! Worth for “Hit And Run“ alone. Loleatta wails and belts out with amazing power, and the music is classic Salsoul with thumping drums and bass, crispy guitar, lush violins and sassy brass. “Dreamin‘” and “Ripped Off” are equal shake-your-butt disco tracks with powerhouse…

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Maxayn – 1972 – Maxayn

It is extremely rare to find this masterpiece, especially with the lp’s covers. So get it at once. You won’t find it anywhere! Maxayn (featuring Maxayn Lewis) . This was w-a-a-a-a-a-y ahead of its time, even in 1972 the year of its release. How to describe…

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Aretha Franklin – 1968 – Lady Soul

The best black female singer of the 20th century. This is a stunning album. the definitive late 60’s Aretha Franklin, bold, beautiful, vulnerable, earthy, sexy, defiant, spiritual and strong.. Full of great songs. A seminal session that furthered her deep soul agenda with key backings from…

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Rotary Connection – 1967 – Rotary Connection

One of the best Psychedelic Soul albums of all time, with an incredible baroque spacey soul sound that still feels very fresh today! The group’s vocals are especially eerie and float around these wild arrangements by Charles Stepney, peppered with strings, soul, fuzzy guitars, and…

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Curtis Mayfield – 1971 – Roots

There’s a perfect mix of heartbreaking vocals, and tight funky grooves. One of Soul’s most classic albums. Featuring timeless cuts like “Beautiful Brother Of Mine“, “Keep On Keeping On” and “Get Down“, this album is outstanding from start to finish. After leaving his position as leader…

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D.J. Rogers – 1976 – On The Road Again

A classic. I had it only on mp3 but today i received the vinyl from USA. In 2001, it was included in the best 100 soul albums of all time by Mojo Magazine. Tracks A1. On The Road Again 3.27 A2. One More Day 4.14…

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Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – 1975 – Wake Up Everybody

Harold Melvin was one of the driving forces behind Philadelphia soul, leading his group the Blue Notes to the top of the charts during their stint on Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff’s Philadelphia International label. Despite Melvin’s billing out front, the Blue Notes’ focal point…

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Parliament – 1975 – Mothership Connection

Parliament’s Mothership Connection is easily the greatest funk albumof all time. If you want to listen to music to make you feel good and dance, this is the perfect album. Mind-blowing. A milestone in funk history… From the spoken intro of ‘P. Funk’ to the…

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Johnny Bristol – 1974 – Hang On It There Baby

I am truly touch by this music. This man has a voice that combines the sexy Barry White with soulful Bill Withers and blows my mind. One of my favourite soul albums ever, included in the best 100 soul albums of all time by Mojo Magazine….

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New Birth – 1973 – It’s Been A Long Time

New Birth was a talented group that had hits under three different names – The Nite-Liters , Love, Peace & Happiness and New Birth, which was later billed as New Birth, Inc. Their history may be complicated but their music was not. They performed to-the-point Rhythm and Blues,…

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Diana Ross – 1976 – Diana Ross

Two of Miss Ross’s staples are here: “The Theme from Mahogany” and “Love Hangover“. The former is one of her best ballads while the latter is one of the seminal dance tracks of the disco ’70’s. it’s still an essential of her discography. This is…

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Donny Hathaway – 1971 – Donny Hathaway

Get under the influence of Donny Hathaway, soul music high priest. Soul music at its most liberating. Essential listening. Once it grows on you, you’d be thankful for your patience. The music is so uplifting, like the best of 70s soul music. The album’s masterful blend…

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Blue Magic – 1975 – 13 Blue Magic Lane

  Blue Magic is a true ‘soul’ group! After 25 years of listening to them, I am finally collecting their albums! The standout track is ‘What’s come over me‘ (featuring Margie Joseph). The interaction between Ms. Joseph and Blue Magic’s lead singer was something that stuck…

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Esther Phillips – 1975 – What A Diff’rence A Day Makes

A Classic Release for lovers of unique, funk, soul and jazz records. it has timeless cool all over it, from the musical arrangement, the great writing context, and most of all the dynamic and strong vocal delivery of Ms.Esther Phillips! Tracks A1 One Night Affair…

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Isaac Hayes – 1969 – Hot Buttered Soul

This is the one that made Isaac a name in the history of soul music. “The Black Moses of Soul” ‘cuz he changed and invented soul (R&B) the way it will be in the future. Then Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder followed with their masterpieces in…

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The Chi-Lites – 1971 – (For God’s Sake) Give More Power To The People

One of the most popular smooth soul groups of the early ’70s didn’t hail from Philadelphia or Memphis, the two cities known for sweet, string-laden soul. Instead, the Chi-Lites were from Chicago, a town better known for its gritty urban blues and driving RB. Led…

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Al Green – 1972 – I’m Still In Love With You

Al Green was the first great soul singer in the 70’s. This album definitely sets the standard of what we call today Smooth Soul. Al Green is a timeless testamony of love and happiness. Yes Al we’re still in love with your music.   Tracks…

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Millie Jackson – 1974 – Caught Up

A loose concept album about the consequences of a love affair with a married man, viewed from various sides. The opening suite “If Lovin’ You Is Wrong I Don’t Want To Be Right/The Rap”, a raid on Isaac Hayes‘s string-heavy slow funk stew, is one…

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