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Betty Padgett – 1975 – Betty Padgett

Who is Betty Padgett? This is the question record collector and DJ Shane Hunt (aka DJ Sureshot) kept asking himself when he discovered the Betty Padgett self-titled 1975 debut LP while browsing through a dusty back room at a Los Angeles record store. “There is…

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Luther Ingram – 1976 – Let’s Steal Away To The Hideaway

This is the third Luther Ingram’s recordings for KoKo Records. Like his previous albums, was recorded in Muscle Shoals, and, with their classic Southern Soul sounds, was probably something of a last gasp of a type of music that was, in the late 70’s, rapidly…

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City Limits – 1975 – Circles

Not one of the most famous groups on the Philly scene – but a great one! The band’s got a two-male/two-female harmony sound, with some nice jazzy inflections that remind us of similarly-structured groups, like Side Effect and Creative Source during their Polygram years. The…

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Linda Clifford – 1977 – Linda

This album is the debut outing for Linda Clifford, Curtom Records’ answer to Donna Summer. Although Clifford would soon become a well-known disco diva through hits like her over-the-top remake of “If My Friends Could See Me Now“, this set is a surprisingly low-key affair…

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Black Sugar – 1971 – Black Sugar

A latin funk classic Black Sugar, the brainchild of Victor “Coco” Salazar and  Miguel “Chino” Figueroa, was formed in 1969 under the name Los Far Fen, mainly because the group had a Farfisa and a Fender amplifiers as their only electronic amplification equipment. Los Far…

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Congress Alley – 1973 – Congress Alley

Congress Alley were a group named after a song by the group called Orpheus. Orpheus recorded the song on a self titled album for MGM Records in 1968, which was penned by the songwriter Steve Martin. The song of the same name has seen a…

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Webster Lewis – 1978 – Touch My Love

Webster Lewis was a fine pianist, clarinetist, conductor and arranger. Although born in Baltimore, Webster Lewis moved to Los Angeles in the mid 1970’s. Prior to his move, Webster played the live circuit, cutting ‘Live At Club 7’ on Counterpoint Records, a three track live album that…

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Keni Burke ‎– 1977 – Keni Burke

An Amazing album all the way through. Highly Recommended. Definately one on my favs. Don’t sleep brothers and sisters Just listen to the clips Keni Burke is one of the most talented musician/songwriter/vocalist, who never achieved the recognition and success he deserved. His voice was…

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Kokomo – 1975 – Rise and Shine

Kokomo is a British band whose members were prime exponents of British soul in the 1970s.  They released three albums, and the second Rise & Shine was described as “the finest British funk album of the 1970s” Formed in May 1973 by Tony O’Malley and Terry Stannard,…

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Mighty Doug Haynes – 1974 – Mighty Doug Haynes

An obscure soul singer, who brings his own style to soul classics. A heck of a great little soul session – by a singer we never heard from again! Doug Haynes hailed from the New York scene of the early 70s, and managed to cut…

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Mike Lundy – 1980 – The Rhythm Of Life

Mike Lundy was part of the fecund soul and funk scene that graced Hawaii in the late 70s and early 80s, though with little or no promotion, his few releases sank without trace, long forgotten until music writer Roger Bong began unearthing them on his…

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Instant Funk – 1976 – Get Down With The Philly Jump

First LP from Instant Funk including the killer funky instrumental tune “Get down The philly jump” and also ” so glad i’m the one” a very good modern soul tune from 1976. Great early work, cut back at a time when the instrumental combo was…

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The Staple Singers – 1965 – Freedom Highway

Freedom Highway Complete is a newly remixed, remastered and expanded edition of the live concert masterpiece recorded by the Staple Singers in April 1965 in support and celebration of that year’s historic civil rights marches from Montgomery to Selma, Alabama. Featuring previously unreleased performances, the…

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R.B. Hudmon – 1978 – Closer to You

Robert B Hudmon Jr was born on 6 August 1954 at West Point, Georgia and started his singing carer at a very early age. By the time he was 15 he was with Bill Lowery in Atlanta, with staffer Joe South doing most of the…

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Stephanie Mills – 1975 – For The First Time

A really unusual album from the young Stephanie Mills – not only because it captures the singer at a wonderful early point in her career, when she was still open to a rich range of expression – but also because the whole thing was written…

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Aquarian Dream – 1976 – Aquarian Dream

A fantastic Norman Connors soul-funk-fusion project. Amazing boogie funk with strong jazz influences all created for the dancefloor. Entire albums is good but East 6th Street, Guitar Talk and the dancer Phoenix stand out. A must have. An acclaimed jazz-funk/disco LP, this was the first…

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The Sons Of Truth – 1972 – A Message From The Ghetto

The Sons Of Truth album is by far the most sought-after on Stax’s Gospel Truth subsidiary. Formed by Calvin Fair in Detroit – who went on to form Gospel Unlimited – they were very much of their time. The music they made was a frenetic…

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Mighty Ryeders – 1978 – Help Us Spread the Message

The birth of the Mighty Ryeders took place in April of 1977 (A.D.). Within a month after those first breaths, this gifted eight member group began setting the stage to be best or among the best recording and entertainment group of their time. With this…

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Beginning Of The End – 1976 – Beginning Of The End

One of the rarest funky records of all time – the hard-to-find second album by Beginning Of The End! This West Indian combo hit it big with their first album on Alston, but this second set, for some strange reason, never really got distributed –…

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Gloria Barnes – 1971 – Uptown

Gloria Barnes got her start as “Towanda” Barnes, releasing 45’s on both The Groovy Label in 1966 and A&M Records in 1969. “Uptown”, her one and only full-length offering, came two years later in 1971 on the somehat obscure, but vibrant Maple label. The Johnny…

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