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Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul – 1973 – Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul

Although the first track comes off as derivative of early ‘70s James Brown, this album is symbolic of the straight, tight funk that defined the early ‘70s. The only difference is that this album is more-or-less unknown even in funk circles. To my knowledge, this…

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Soul Dog – 1976 – Movin’ On

A Rare Beauty never released on CD. Check current prices here. Carl Marshall’s popularity has grown rapidly the last several years. But Carl’s actually given his all to the music world for over 30 years now. He grew up in the music streets of New…

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Adam Wade – 1977 – Adam Wade

American singer, actor and drummer Adam Wade began to pursue a recording career in 1959 while working as a lab assistant with Dr. Jonas Salk on the polio research team. He scored his first major hit with “Ruby” in early 1960, with a vocal style…

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Crispy & Co. – 1976 – Funky Flavored

Lafayette Afro Rock Band was a French funk rock band formed in Roosevelt, Long Island, New York in 1970. Though almost unknown in their native United States, they are now universally celebrated as one of the standout funk bands of the 1970s and admired for…

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Clyde McPhatter ‎– 1970 ‎– Welcome Home

Time couldn’t taint the most soulful sound of Clyde McPhatter, back in the U.S. after three years of polishing his already high-gloss, gifts in England. The “Lover’s Question” man, provides new answers with “Book of Memories“, “Anyone Can Tell” and “The Time Can Bind“, as…

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The Heartstoppers – 1971 – The Heartstoppers

A mega rare Soul album from the Heartstoppers. This seductive album released in 1971 and have long since disappeared into the annuls of Northern Soul folklore. This album is packed with awesome uptempo northern soul dancers and sweet soul ballads. Incredible stuff throughout. Check prices sold here….

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L.V. Johnson – 1981 – We Belong Together

A Rare killer modern soul album. Check prices here. L.V. Johnson, Chicago-born Soul singer with a sultry, husky voice was the nephew of Elmore James and worked as a staff guitarist at Stax, playing on sessions for the Bar-Kays, Johnnie Taylor, and the Soul Children….

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The Brief Encounter ‎– 1977 ‎– The Brief Encounter (Special Release)

Another top class soul , the notoriously expensive ‘Special Release‘ album by The Brief Encounter. Original copies are practically impossible to find, hence the common asking price of over $2000 for collectors. It was recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama by a small-time group of musicians…

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The Olympic Runners – 1974 – Put the Music Where Your Mouth Is

A great, and completely underrated British funk band, The Olympic Runners were led by vocalist George Chandler and producer Mike Vernon, here extending his talents to percussion. Famed as the brains behind the legendary Blue Horizon label, Vernon was also producer of early Fleetwood Mac, Focus,…

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Anthony White – 1976 – Could It Be Magic

The Philly sound always lifts you, here is the great underated singer Anthony White in his only amazing LP. Anthony White is an accomplished singer. Born in Philadelphia, he signed to the Philadelphia International label in 1975. There he released a debut single entitled ‘Hey Baby‘. The…

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Smokey Robinson ‎– 1977 – Deep In My Soul

Deep in My Soul is an unusual Smokey Robinson LP in that he only contributed one song, “Vitamin U,” a forgettable attempt at disco, though an amusing play on words. Kathy Wakefield and Mike & Brenda Sutton’s “There Will Come a Day” uses a similar…

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Raw Soul Express – 1976 – Raw Soul Express

A monster of a rare funk album – recorded by a tight little combo who should have been huge! Raw Soul Express have a touch of jazz in their playing – coming off here with a sound that reminds us of Wood Brass & Steel,…

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Phyllis Hyman – 1979 – You Know How to Love Me

By M. A Fortes Phyllis Hyman could sing anything and make it worthwhile. Here, she teamed up with James Mtume and Reggie Lucas to create an R&B record that would boost her profile. Mtume and Lucas had been a part of Miles Davis’ explosive electric…

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Leon Ware – 1972 – Leon Ware

Sublime work from Leon Ware – the mellow soul master who’s one of our favorite talents of the 70s! This album is Leon’s first – recorded years before he did his records for Motown and Elektra – and it’s done with a less polished sound…

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Please ‎- 1976 – Manila Thriller

Please was a band that consisted of bunch of Filipinos located in West Germany during the 1970s. The fellows Roy David (trumpet), Carlos David Jr. (guitar), Lito Cruz (trumpet and percussion), Manuel Santa Maria (trombone and percussion), Mariano Santa Maria (drums) and Roberto Vilegges (bass)…

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Ebonee Webb – 1981 – Ebonee Webb

Bass-heavy funk from Ebonee Webb – one of the more all-out funk acts of the Capitol 80s groove scene – but a group who could also sound great on some of their mellower numbers! The group really put the bass and guitar work upfront in…

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Water & Power – 1975 – Water & Power

Great Soul/Funk LP with two killers tracks “I can Find A Way To Your Heart” and ” Mr. Weatherman“ The group WATER & POWER was founded by songwriters Warren Sams Jr. and William Peele Jr. around 1972. The name came from (Warren & Peele) first…

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Lee Edwards – 1981 – Shades Of Love

Very Rare Private Press on Seawind Productions Superb Sweet Soul Music! An unknown talent out of Detroit, Lee Edwards may not have blown up big, but he did leave behind this lovely, obscure soul album. Check copies sold here and buy it here Rare Private…

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Tomorrow’s People – 1976 – Open Soul

Killer and hyper rare LP containing a whole slew of deep cuts, including the 20:13 ‘Open soul‘ workout, a beautiful, epic 20 minute journey that takes the listener on a funky, spiritual, psychedelic ride. I feel that in the studio a basic groove had been laid…

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Tony Wilson – 1976 – I Like Your Style

Born Anthony Wilson, singer, songwriter and bassist Tony Wilson teamed up with the lateErrol Brown to form Hot Chocolate, one of the most popular British (Soul/Funk/Disco) bands in the 70’s and 80’s. He started a solo career back in 1976, delivering his album of the…

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