Classic crossover pop from Laura Branigan – a singer who might have hit the soul scene a bit more strongly, had she worked in the disco era – but who here gets a mix of 80s modes that proved quite big at the time! Branigan brings some of the richer emotion of the club diva era to play ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the more new wave-oriented moments from Ava Cherry – a singer we know best from her solo work in soul, but who also has a pretty strong pedigree on the rock side of the spectrum as well! The instrumentation is heavy on keyboards – played by Mark Isham, in a way that sometimes ... (Soul) read moreCD
The standout classic from Curtom disco diva Linda Clifford – and an album that showed that Chicago could rival Philly in the clubby groove department! Linda has a proud presence that really matches that of her better-known sisters in the City Of Brotherly Love – and she's singing here ... (Soul) read moreCD
A bit over the top – and the kind of record that might have bankrupted Curtom in its later years! Linda's very much in full-disco mode, singing to long clubby arrangements by Gil Askey that have more strings and less soul than previous efforts. The one saving grace of the album is the cut ... (Soul) read moreCD
Sarah Dash's first album as a solo act – after important early work in Labelle – and a pretty classy set of club tunes that benefits heavily from arrangements by Leon Pendarvis! Pendarvis gives the record the full and flowing feel of his best work from the time – disco, to be ... (Soul) read moreCD
Sweet soul with a nice disco groove – by a singer who was brought to light during the Bee Gees' big disco years of the 70s! Teri's got a wonderful approach here – almost earlier female pop, but with a soulful range too – one that's really brought out by the arrangements, which ... (Soul) read moreCD
A soaring classic from The Emotions – thanks to some supreme help from the Earth Wind & Fire side of the soul spectrum! This set has the trio really sounding great – with Kalimba Productions by Maurice White and Charles Stepney – and a good deal of EWF help on the ... (Soul) read moreCD
Rejoice ... CD Columbia/Gold Legion, 1977. New Copy ...
A huge hit for both The Emotions and Maurice White – whose Kalimba Productions handled this album in the same hit mode they'd been using for Earth Wind & Fire! There's a polished, soaring bounce her that definitely shows the Earth Wind & Fire touch – and which takes the girls ... (Soul) read moreCD
Grace Jones —
Fame ... CD Island/Gold Legion, 1978. New Copy ...
A classic disco stormer from Grace Jones – recorded at Sigma Sound with a real Philly groove, thanks to arrangements from John Monster Davis – and produced with a full, soaring sound from the legendary Tom Moulton! The set may well be Grace's true club classic from the late 70s – ... (Soul) read moreCD
Grace Jones —
Muse ... CD Island/Gold Legion, 1979. New Copy ...
Great work from Grace Jones – still riding high on a disco wave here, but also finding her own space and sound too! The mighty Tom Moulton produced, ensuring some great sound for the set – and arrangements are by Thor Baldursson and John Davis, both of whom bring in nice sense of ... (Soul) read moreCD
Cheryl Ladd —
Cheryl Ladd ... CD Universal/Gold Legion, New Copy ...
Mid-December, 2014 (delayed)
The only full length record we've ever seen from singer Suzi Lane – and a catchy batch of late 70s disco produced by Giorgio Moroder, but also featuring arrangements by Harold Faltermeyer – in a tuneful, hook-styled mode that's as sweet as can be! Suzi's vocals are the seductive and ... (Soul) read moreCD
The standout set from Amanda Lear – a model turned singer, and one of the more striking crossover divas of the disco era! Lear's got previous ties to Salvador Dali and David Bowie, but she keeps things relatively straight ahead on this debut album – using accented vocals that recall an ... (Soul) read moreCD
We love Marian Montgomery – and she's a heck of a great singer with a really unusual sound! In an early 60s work of sultry vixens, Marian's got a harder-swinging groove that's almost in a Ray Charles mode – clearly inspired by 50s R&B, but done with enough of a jazz flourish to ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A nice little album from the years when girl power wasn't just a punk rock thing – part of that undercurrent of "modern woman" pop from the late 70s – as evidenced by the album's title, and it's cover image of Leonore O'Malley ripping open her suit like Clark Kent! Yet as ... (Soul) read moreCD
Ritchie Family —
African Queens ... CD Marlin/Gold Legion, 1977. New Copy ...
Late October, 2014 (delayed)
Possibly not as righteous as you might expect from the title or queen images on the cover – but a pretty nice little album nonetheless, and maybe the best so far from the Ritchie Family! The trio are working with disco maestro Jacques Morali here – and side one features the extended ... (Soul) read moreCD
Ritchie Family —
Arabian Nights ... CD Marlin/Gold Legion, 1976. New Copy ...
Early November, 2014 (delayed)
The Ritchie Family continue the exotic themes of their disco work started on the Brazil album – working here with Jacques Morali and Ritchie Rome on a set of tunes that have a nice pop sort of undercurrent and a playful groove that's not afraid to be a bit silly when it wants to! Side two ... (Soul) read moreCD
A really groovy batch of disco tracks from the glory days – a mix of better-known gems and some overlooked treasures – all wrapped up here in one sweet little package! The whole thing definitely hits the hipper side of the disco dancefloor – not underground or indie club, but ... (Funky Compilations) read moreCD
A sweet collection of grooves from the legendary Salsoul label – easily one of the hippest imprints on the New York scene of the 70s! Salsoul's grooves go way beyond the usual disco – crafted with roots that go back to soul and salsa of the earlier part of the decade – and often ... (Funky Compilations) read moreCD
A cool collection of grooves from the legendary TK Records label – and one that goes way past the obvious hits that topped the charts back in the 70s! The package is less the overall story of TK, than it is a great reminder that there's some really funky nuggets lurking deep in the label's ... (Funky Compilations) read moreCD