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Barbara Mason & Monk Higgins – 1975 – Sheba, Baby Original Soundtrack

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK Sheba, Baby (1975 US 16-track vinyl LP – Hotter ‘n Coffy, Meaner ‘N Foxy Brown, Pam Grier is… Sheba, Baby, and here’s the accompanying soundtrack! Features music composed by Pam’s funky jazz men Monk Higgins & Alex Brown, with guest vocals by Barbara…

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Bobby Bland – 1974 – Dreamer

This album is a gem…..classic R&B sung by the master himself, Mr. Bobby Blue Bland. Do not let the release date of 1974 scare you…there is absolutely no “disco” sound only pure “sung from the soul” R&B with a fantastic back-up band. Each cut is…

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The Real Thing – 1976 – The Real Thing

Dominated by the monster hit and U.K. chart-topper “You to Me Are Everything“, truly one of the benchmark moments in the development of mid-’70s U.K. soul, the Real Thing’s fall 1976 debut arrived hot on the heels of their second major smash, “Can’t Get by…

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Eddie Horan – 1978 – Love The Way You Love Me

Brilliant and somewhat undiscovered Modern Soul album with the clubby “Can’t Do Without You” and sample ready “Love The Way You Love Me“. One of a handful of records released on late-1970s Los Angeles imprint HDM Records, Eddie Horan’s 1978 album Love The Way You…

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The Spirit Of Atlanta ‎– 1973 – The Burning Of Atlanta

Arguably one of the funkiest albums out there, this is an underground classic. Originally the album was supposed to be the soundtrack to a movie about the burning of Atlanta in 1864, and subsequent rebuilding efforts. Not sure if the movie was ever completed, but…

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Ramsey Lewis – 1968 – Mother’s Nature Son

Review  by Andre S. Grindle About five years ago, there started to be a buzz regarding a 1969 album by Ramsey Lewis where he interpreted ten songs from The Beatles White Album. That was a Beatle album I always admired for its sprawling,beautifully crafted songwriting and rhythmically…

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Dakota Staton – 1972 – Madame Foo Foo

Rougher and rawer than we’re used to hearing Dakota Staton – and a tasty little session done with Groove Holmes on organ! The tunes are mostly standards, taken at a slower bluesier pace than on some of Dakota’s earlier sides – and Groove gets in…

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Dean Martin – Christmas With Dino

It is included in Mojo‘s Top 15 Christmas Albums ever. This CD compiles the “best” songs from Dean Martin’s two Christmas albums (1959’s A Winter Romance & 1966’s The Dean Martin Christmas Album), plus the 1953 single “The Christmas Blues”. Some songs appear twice on…

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Clarence Wheeler & The Enforcers – 1970 – Doin’ What We Wanna

A landmark album from this legendary Chicago soul jazz combo — and a record that helped set the tone for changes to come in funky jazz for the 70s! Tenorist Clarence Wheeler heads up the group — and they’ve got an amazing organ/bass sound that’s…

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Lee Garrett – 1976 – Heat for the Feets

Blind since his birth in Mississippi on September 1, 1948, R&B vocalist Lee Garrett is probably better known for the material he wrote or co-wrote than for his own contributions as a performer which, in the end, was quite modest – one lonely nationally charting…

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Ashford & Simpson – 1974 – I Wanna Be Selfish

Compared to the variety presented on their debut album this recording has somewhat more of an evenly rounded sound. Almost all the music here variated between mid 70’s soul/pop uptempo tunes and ballads and all have that distinctive Ashford & Simpson sound. It’s beautifully arranged…

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T-Connection – 1977 – Magic

In the late 1970s, T-Connection was one of those bands that had one foot in funk and the other in disco. The Miami residents weren’t nearly as gritty as Parliament/Funkadelic or Cameo, but they had more grit and toughness than glossy Euro-disco acts like Silver…

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Zulema – 1973 – Ms. Z

Excellent early work by Zulema – high-minded and righteous soul, with a really expansive sound that’s in keeping with the best on Sussex at the time! The arrangements are nicely complicated – arranged by Bobby Taylor and Gene Page with a good blend of funk,…

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Lamont Dozier – 1974 – Love and Beauty

A massive album by Lamont Dozier – probably his best ever! Every cut’s a winner, and the LP shines with a sharpness and tightness that’s missing from some of Lamont’s other LPs from the 70s. The songwriting is impeccable – and as the album progresses,…

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Junie – 1975 – When We Do

By WTCproductions Junie Morrison is the zelig of funk, working with both Ohio Players and Funkadelic as well as releasing a string of quirky solo albums. Described by George Clinton as “the most phenomenal musician on the planet” he co-wrote classic tracks such as Pain, Funky…

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Splendor – 1979 – Splendor

Brilliant and sought after disco LP, which features (amongst others) the talents of Earth Wind & Fire‘s Philip Bailey. The front cover also has great artwork, showing shoes in the shape of animals falling from the sky over the countryside. Every track is great. Philip’s…

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The Nite-Liters – 1973 – A-Nal-Y-Sis

A masterpiece of hard and heavy funk – from one of the best bands of the early 70s! The Nite Liters were a legendary funky combo that provided the backing for some of New Birth‘s best albums – but on their own, they were even…

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The Sylvers – 1972 – The Sylvers

The first album by The Sylvers – a hard soulful band made up of youngsters from LA, but who had a lot more going on than some of the other kiddie-soul bands of the early 70s! The group’s a sextet at this point, with four…

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Floaters – 1977 – Float On

Their classic, with the great long version of “Float On“, which is a monster soul cut that stands tall with steppers and rappers alike. It’s probably the best track they ever did, and it’s all here in a version that’s nearly 12 minutes long –…

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The Rance Allen Group – 1975 – A Soulful Experience

A couple of decades before such stylistic melding would became popular among gospel artists, Rance Allen and his brothers merged the dynamics of soulful rhythms, gospel lyrics, and Rance’s testimonial lead vocals. This effort was produced by acclaimed Stax alumnus David Porter, who also co-wrote…

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