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The Tymes – 1976 – Turning Point

Here is quite a rare offering from this 1976 re-vamped line-up of  The Tymes with an album entitled Turning Point which I ripped from an LP. The only recognisable name on the record is that of George Williams who is in splendid voice here as…

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100% Pure Poison – 1974 – Coming Right At You

With vocal interplay recalling the Temptations’ work with Norman Whitfield and a jazzy instrumental sophistication equal to the Blackbyrds, 100% Pure Poison certainly deserve the notoriety that their lone recording has garnered them. As a group of American servicemen stationed in Germany in the ’70s,…

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Monk Higgins ‎– 1972 – Little Mama

At the same time that progressive/psychedelic musicians were moving towards a jazz structure, and Miles and alumni were pioneering fusion from the classic jazz scene, the R&B/ Funk scene saw musicians incorporating a fusion of jazz with their style. I first became familiar with Allen…

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Hodges, James & Smith – 1973 – Incredible

  Hodges, James & Smith (HJS) was the brainstorm of producer/writer William “Mickey” Stevenson, Motown‘s A&R Director during their glory years. All Detroit natives, Pat Hodges, Denita James, and Jessica Smith were handpicked by Stevenson, though they each took different routes to get there. Hodges…

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O’Donel Levy – 1973 – Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky

The butt-squeezing cover should be enough to let you know that this is one funky album – but if that doesn’t get the message across, the grooves certainly do! O’Donel Levy plays tight and funky guitar, and also sings a bit on the set –…

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Labi Siffre – 1973 – For The Children

A really wonderful album from singer/songwriter Labi Siffre – a set that has him exploring a few more righteous themes than before, but still mostly stepping along in that more compressed pop of his earliest albums! The tunes are catchy, compelling, and done in that…

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Ezy & Isaac – 1974 – Soul Rock

  A super rare soul, afro-funk & rock LP, italian only issue! Ezy & Isaac are two brazilian boys and they recorded this obscure LP in Milan, Italy in 1974. You can find out here why this one is a real gem for collectors and…

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Cleveland Eaton – 1976 – Instant Hip

A record recorded after Cleveland’s more famous one for the Black Jazz label – but still with a nice funky feel, although the overall sound is a bit more produced. As with other albums from the time by Cleve, this one focuses on his funky…

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Silk – 1977 – Silk

A must have. The ’70s R&B trio Silk was one of the many groups to arrive from that genre in the wake of classic Motown and during the heyday of their native Philadelphia scene. The group was never as famous as most of their contemporaries,…

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Steven Boyd – 197? – Wild Wonderful Jazz Technique

Mellow, chill, and also quite funky! That’s how I describe this album. Statler records used to put out albums that were driven towards rock, jazz, and disco instructional programs. Pressed in limited batches, these private recordings are hard to put your hands on, and found…

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The Ultimates – 1978 – The Ultimates

The Ultimates Very Rare Sweet Soul LP 1978 Graham International Records GIR-1978.  KILLER sweet soul. “I Just Can’t Stand it” is a Sweet soul ballad with vocals to die for.  Written by Millie Jackson.  The album also contains “Girl I’ve been trying to tell you”…

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Brenton Wood – 1967 – Oogum Boogum

Brenton Wood’s classic album Oogum Boogum will be well received by many.  Fans of 60’s soul or southern R&B will digg his super smooth vocals (ala Curtis Mayfield) and tight band.   Brenton Wood’s charmingly unpredictable phrasing and his infectious sense of good times made…

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Allspice ‎- 1977 – Allspice

The only album ever from Allspice – but a hell of an incredible soul record – and one that’s kept the group’s name strong with collectors and rare groove fanatics for years! The album’s on of the best Fantasy Records productions by Wayne Henderson and…

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Maxine Nightingale ‎– 1976 – Right Back Where We Started From

At age 22, former Jesus Christ Superstar starlet Maxine Nightingale scored a major international smash with the driving R&B ballad “Right Back Where We Started From“. Pushed to greater immortality by its appearance in the Paul Newman movie Slap Shot, the song led into Nightingale’s…

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Don Gardner & Baby Washington – 1973 – Lay A Little Lovin’ On Me

Two older 60s soul stars team up in this early 70s album of sweet soul duets. Don had worked previously with Dee Dee Ford, and he’s going for a similar style here with Baby Washington – with both singers trading off vocals, and one usually…

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Hunt’s Determination Band – 1978 – Get Your Act Together

An obscure little funky group from Detroit, one with a tight ensemble sound that’s very much in the Earth Wind & Fire mode – complete with a really great horn section, plenty of bass-heavy grooves a the bottom, and a relatively spiritual feel that comes…

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Jupiter Sunset Band – 1977 – Disco Rhapsody

ULTRA RARE in this condition / last LP of a band of French PROGRESSIVE who had a hit internationally in 1970 (Back in the sun) / though I’m not a fan of Disco this record is often very interesting / strange mix of Progressive, disco…

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Reality – 1972 – Reality

One of the best European funk ( dutch ) in afro brasilian funk groove vein. RAW INSTRUMENTAL FUNK !!!! with So many killer tunes, “Gachero”, “Mack One”, “High Winds”, “Acapulco Gold”… Exist too a brasilian pressing on Polydor out the same year. Reality band was…

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Lonnie Smith – 1977 – Funk Reaction

Great Jazz funk album, ‘Funk Reaction’ was one of the best albums released on LRC. Relaxed Jazz Funk grooves such as ‘When The Night Is Right’ and ‘It’s Changed’ vie with funkier instrumentals like ‘For The Love Of It’ and ‘Babbitt’s Other Song’. ‘Funk Reaction’…

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Edwin Starr – 1974 – Hell Up In Harlem Ost

An excellent blacksploitation soundtrack – and every bit as funky as any of Willie Hutch’s work for other Motown soundtracks at the time! Larry Mizell and Dennis Coffey help out on the instrumentation – giving the album an extra funky instrumental edge, one that takes…

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