All Albums

without reviews

Eleanore Mills – 1974 – This Is Eleanore Mills

Anyone remember an LP from 1975 entitled This Is All Platinum containing various artists such as Retta Young, The Moments, Larry Saunders, The Rimshots, and one Eleanore Mills, featuring a killer mid-tempo soul delight entitles ‘Stop Accusing Me’? This is the same lady with a…

Read More/Download ›

The Eleventh Hour – 1975 – Hollywood Hot

I began DJ’ing in 1975 at an underage 15yrs. That same year I was absolutely blown away by the release of a masterpiece from Capital Records!! I couldn’t believe what I was hearing! I knew of the band from their original version of “Lady Marmelaide”…

Read More/Download ›

Garnet Mimms – 1977 – Has It All

Although we’ve always been partial to the 60s work of Garnet Mimms (we consider it some of the best male vocal soul of that decade), we’ve got to admit that he still sounds pretty darn good on this 1977 comeback album! As you’d guess from…

Read More/Download ›

Freddie McCoy – 1971 – Gimme Some!

Moody set of soul jazz vibes tracks with more of an electric feel than Freddie’s albums for Prestige. Freddie McCoy is playing out front, and he’s backed by Dave Blume on electric piano and organ – while a rhythm combo backs them up, and a…

Read More/Download ›

George Freeman – 1974 – Man & Woman

One of the more laidback albums from George Freeman’s early 70s run – but still a great little set that shows the mellower side of his talents! Despite the sexy style of the cover, the sound here is relatively straight soul jazz – small combo…

Read More/Download ›

Sylvia Smith – 1975 – Woman of the World

Woman of the World is the only album ever recorded by this unknown soul sister with super long legs, Sylvia Smith. She released a single in 1975 (‘Is This The Way Love’s Supposed to Be (A Good Feeling for You and a Hurt for Me)’…

Read More/Download ›

The Eliminators – 1974 – Loving Explosion

A rare funky soul classic! — This one was originally issued on Brunswick in 1974, and it’s darn impossible to find in the original, probably because Brunswick was having a great deal of financial trouble at the time. Whatever the case, the record’s a great…

Read More/Download ›

Carrie Cleveland – Looking Up

Carrie Cleveland was an Oakland resident and regular performer at hotels and clubs around the San Francisco Bay area in the 1970’s. Her first recording is also considered her best. It was a self-produced promotional 45rpm record featuring “Make Love To Me” on Side A…

Read More/Download ›

Eloise Laws – 1977 – Ain’t It Good Feeling Good

A classic deep soul set from Eloise Laws,  an early album recorded for Invictus Records, and done with stellar production from Brian Holland! The title cut‘s a monster, one of the best tracks on the label from the 70s – with some wonderfully spacey keyboards,…

Read More/Download ›

Blacksmoke – 1976 – Blacksmoke

Blacksmoke is a 1970’s music group signed by former Crusaders member-turned-record producer Wayne Henderson for his At-Home Productions. Originally named Smoke, the group was conceived in Compton, California in 1972. They were signed to Chocolate City Records in 1976 and their self-titled album was distributed…

Read More/Download ›

Delegation – 1977 – The Promise Of Love

Delegation was a British soul musical group with a lengthy career, and a huge amount of international success. They were widely accepted in US as the leading light of soul from the UK based on the crossover hit, “Oh Honey” (1978). Their biggest UK success…

Read More/Download ›

Eddy Senay – 1972 – Step By Step

Eddy Senay’s second and final Sussex effort hones his music to a lean, mean edge. For a record so loose and laid-back on its surface, Step by Step contains not a single superfluous note or accoutrement, creating fierce funk grooves from only the most essential…

Read More/Download ›

West Coast Revival – 1977 – West Coast Revival

  One Of The Rarest And Most Desirable Soul-Funk Albums Out Of Southern California. Includes The Wicked, Heavy Soul-Funk Percussion Breakbeat Tune “My Mind Is At Ease” Plus The Slow Groovin’ With Fat Bass “Feelin’ Alright“. Male soul vocal trio based in California. A Must…

Read More/Download ›

Collins and Collins ‎- 1980 – Collins and Collins

A stunning set – and one of our favorite modern soul albums ever! The set was recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in 1980, and it’s one of the best-ever records to come out of that hallowed hall of grooves – a one-off debut from the…

Read More/Download ›

Hank Crawford – 1975 – I Hear A Symphony

Not really a symphony, but a great album that features the soulful alto sax of Hank Crawford blowing over some rich larger backings from David Matthews – all with a sweetly funky Kudu sound! The style’s a bit more polished than some of the other…

Read More/Download ›

The Moments – 1972 – My Thing

The smooth voices of Harry Ray, Billy Brown, and Al Goodman ring true on ten hit and miss sides. The misses are the filler that comprise half the ten songs; they aren’t irritating or ingratiating, just bland tunes with apathetic arrangements. Every artist at All…

Read More/Download ›

Don Downing – 1978 – Doctor Boogie

Don Downing is the older brother of Al Downing, but the siblings differ musically. Al is urban smooth, while Don favors Disco. “Dream World” and the southern-flavored “Lonely Days, Lonely Nights” enjoyed some minor chart success a few years prior to this LP’s release. “Love…

Read More/Download ›

White Heat – 1975 – White Heat

An obscure side project of Barry White (“White” Heat, get it?) – and a pretty darn tasty batch of ensemble funk tracks!  The sound is less White-oriented than some of his other side groups – with a stripped-down sound that doesn’t have the strings…

Read More/Download ›

Jerry Butler – 1973 – Power of Love

An easy album to overlook, but not without some nice moments! Johnny Bristol produced the record, and he gives it a nice sweet 70s soul groove, similar to what he was using in his own work from the time. And typical of Jerry’s albums from…

Read More/Download ›

The 8th Day – 1973 – I Gotta Get Home (Can’t Let My Baby Get Lonely)

A bit confused at points, but one of the funkiest albums on Invictus! The 8th Day group was a loosely conceived batch of Detroit soul talents designed to cash in on a concept of the Holland-Dozier-Holland team – but fortunately, they also included some wonderful…

Read More/Download ›