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Magnetic Touch – 1977 – Falling In Love With A Dream

Long Out Of Print – Collectable!!!!!!!!!!!!! Including Falling In Love With A Dream the dreamy love song with that signature Patrick Adams/Greg Carmichael sound. Tracks A1 Falling In Love With A Dream 4:26 A2 You Got It 6:07 A3 Ain’t Gonna Be A Next Time 3:36…

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Prince Phillip Mitchell – 1979 – Top Of The Line

A classic set of smooth 70s soul from an under-recognized genius! Phillip Mitchell is a bit like his Atlantic Records contemporary Sam Dees – in that he wrote a lot of material for other singers, recorded a handful of singles, and worked mostly in the…

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Rare Earth – 1969 – Get Ready

The first really major album from Rare Earth – issued on their own self-named subsidiary of Motown! The set’s a perfect blend of the rich undercurrents of the heady Detroit scene of the late 60s – at one level a tripped-out rock record with styles…

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Esther Phillips – 1972 – Alone Again, Naturally

One of the deepest soul sets from Esther Phillips’ 70s years on Kudu Records – a set with some nicely gritty grooves and a surprisingly earthy feel at times – especially when compared to some of her other albums of the time! Backings are by…

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Freda Payne – 1974 – Payne & Pleasure

This is Freda’s first recording after she left Invictus. It contains the R&B single It’s Yours to Have which I just love. I Get Carried Away is a beautiful ballad which should have been a big hit. Don’t Wanna be Left out in Rain is…

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The Facts Of Life – 1977 – A Matter Of Fact

A Matter of Fact is the second and last album by soul/disco trio Facts of Life. Produced by Millie Jackson, the album features a cover of Larry Santos‘ pop tune, “We Can’t Hide It Anymore“. “A producer usually doesn’t write liner notes, but never being…

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Al Wilson ‎- 1973 – Weighing In

Al Wilson weighs in with another 70s classic, a set that’s poised nicely between the audacious soul of “The Snake“, and some of the mellower moments of cuts like “Show & Tell“! Neither of those hits are on here, but that’s a good thing –…

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Ted Taylor – 1972 – Taylor Made

Oklahoma-born Ted Taylor, the man with the haunting, gospel-inspired falsetto voice, had come a long way before cutting this exuberantly funky LP in 1972. Having been a member of the Cadets (scoring a #4 R&B smash in 1956 with “Stranded In the Jungle“), Taylor had…

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Johnnie Taylor – 1970 – One Step Beyond

Cut in the middle of Taylor’s late-’60s and early-’70s stay at Stax, One Step Beyond qualifies as one of the singer’s best LPs. Captured in his Southern soul prime, Taylor lets loose on fine mix of gospel-inspired ballads (“I Don’t Want to Lose You“), countrified mid-tempo burners (“Party Life“), and…

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Don Varner – Finally Got Over! Deep Soul from the Classic Era

Don Varner was a Southern Soul natural, who never really got his due as a performer. He was above all a proficient writer, and got his biggest break when Sam & Dave covered his “Holdin’ On“. This excellent comp brings together all of Don’s solo…

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Maze – 1979 – Inspiration

Sublime work from Frankie Beverly and Maze – smooth, mellow, and perfectly put together, with a level of care and class that you’d be hard pressed to find in many of the group’s contemporaries! The album’s not one of the group’s most famous, but that…

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Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s – 1974 – Damn Right I Am Somebody

Damn Right I Am Somebody captures the J.B.’s at the apex of their extraordinary powers. This James Brown-produced set is both their most fiercely polemical and their most musically daring, incorporating otherworldly electronic elements, eccentric time and rhythm shifts, and idiosyncratic studio effects to brilliantly articulate the increasing turmoil…

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King Sporty – 1977 – Mr. Rhythm

KING SPORTY Mr. Rhythm 1977 US 8-track private press LP is an excellent island disco reggae outing by the man best known for writing “Buffalo Soldier” and guest starring on backing vocals his wife Betty Wright . Tracks A1 Mr. Rhythm 4:19 A2 Good Loving 4:33 A3 Shake…

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Chakachas – 1972 – Chakachas

The coolest, funkiest, and most soulful set ever issued by Chakachas – a record that’s way different than most of their Latin-based music – with a strong American funk vibe all the way through! There’s still lots of percussion in the mix, but it’s often…

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Jade – 1975 – In Pursuit

One of the holy grails of private press funk and soul, and a killer record from start to finish. Not an ounce of filler on this one! Very tough to find LP packed with funky soul gems including the club classic “Music Slave“ Check prices…

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The Deirdre Wilson Tabac – 1970 – The Deirdre Wilson Tabac

Beautiful funky rocking soul with jazz blends The album is hard to describe, it’s a little bit jazzy, soulful and definitely rock influenced. Jazzman’s Gerald helped to blow up interest in the LP by comping the B-side’s “I Can’t Keep From Cryin’ Sometimes” – a…

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Bill Brandon – On the Rainbow Road: The Muscle Shoals and Birmingham Sessions

One of Southern Soul’s most criminally underrated and unsung heroes, Bill Brandon cut some of the genre’s finest singles for a host of labels in the late ’60s and early ’70s. His full-throttled, raw vocal style – somewhat reminiscent of Johnnie Taylor – makes all…

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Dionne Warwick ‎- 1963 – Presenting Dionne Warwick

Most pop-rock albums of the early 1960s were not conceived of as long-playing recordings, instead throwing on a hit or two with a bunch of quickly recorded filler. But while several of the songs on Presenting Dionne Warwick did show up on her early singles,…

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Savoir-Flair – 1983 – Savoir-Flair

The Savoir-Flair album is an excellent eighties funk, mixed with smooth modern soul. A very rare private press LP –  Soul, Funk from Texas, check rates sold here.  Dallas artist Roger Boykin at the helm, producing, arranging and playing plethora of instruments, with Cassandra Wilson…

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Akwassa – 1977 – In The Groove

Classic Nigerian afro-funk record originally released in 1977. Highly sought after with original copies going for hundreds of pounds and packed with dance floor fillers! AKWASSA were stars in their palce. “In the groove” was a perfect album that would appeal to each and every…

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