Soul — Recently Added

We run the gamut from deep soul to Northern, Chicago steppers to house, Motown to Malaco -- and everything in between!


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A&M/Esoteric (UK), 1972. New Copy
The landmark first album from Joan Armatrading – a singer who's almost a genre unto herself! The album's awash with Joan's early collaborations with songwriter Pam Nestor – pairing hear with Armatrading at a level that's almost like that of Bernie Taupin and Elton John during the same ... CD
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Capitol/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy
Not the Roy Ayers' group of the same name as the title – but a killer set from Taste Of Honey – a pair of lovelies who more than lay claim to the role – given the power they lent to female soul at the start of the 80s! The album's got a killer groove throughout – loads of ... CD
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Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy
A seminal set in the career of Deniece Williams – an album that really helped her find the voice she'd use more strongly in the 80s, but one that still holds onto all the best strongly soulful styles of her earlier work! There's a catchy bounce here that's quite compelling – but the ... CD
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Columbia/Cherry Pop (UK), 1982. New Copy
The first, best and yes, most successful album by The Weather Girls! The girls had a pretty solid career as singers before they started recording as The Weather Girls – and it's all the more fascinating that they hit it big with a gleaming pop disco style sound this late in the game – ... CD
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Love Jones
20th Century, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
A tremendous bit of harmony soul from Chicago – one of the few cases where the Windy City really gave the east coast a run for its money – and the landmark album from teen soul quartet Brighter Side Of Darkness! Although young, Brighter Side managed to bring a depth to their work that ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Atlantic/Big Break (UK), 1985. New Copy
A great later album from Change – not nearly as well-known as their first few hits, but still in that all-solid approach to the groove that was the Change trademark during the early 80s! The sound is a bit more stripped down than before – tight beats and keyboards, mostly in a mellow ... CD
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Light Of Worlds
De-Lite, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
It's the mid 70s, and Kool & Co not only keep the funky groove up, but also expand their style into a moogy style that adds a nice dimension of spacey soul to their rich palette of funk. The funkier cuts – like "Street Corner Symphony" and "Rhyme Tyme People" – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul Power, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Excellent work from this oft-overlooked southern soul singer – the beautiful Tommie Young! Tommie's a lady (in case you didn't know it), and she's got deep deep style that'll knock you flat out – with a soaring female southern soul sound on many of the tracks here – including a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mandrill
Polydor, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
Mandrill's first album of funky Latin jazz and soul – a landmark in crossover styles that still sounds remarkably fresh today! Unlike later records, which feature a tighter funk sound, this one has the band jamming out in a Latin-inflected mode that sounds like some of the best Chicano bands ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Face To Face With The Truth
Gordy, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A very sweet little album by this great Motown group! The record was produced by Norman Whitfield, and it's a perfect example of the rumbling funky soul sound that he was developing at the time – a mixture of heavy bass, rumbling percussion, fuzzy guitars, and a stone righteous sound that ... LP, Vinyl record album
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People/Get On Down, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A killer-diller bit of essential funk – the only full album cut by Maceo with James Brown production! The set's got Maceo coming back strongly into the JB fold, with a fierce array of funky cuts that kick it every bit as hard as the best JBs work of the time. No surprise, the JBs are ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soulscape (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A treasure trove of early material from singer Tommy Tate – most of it pulled from demo tapes at the Malaco Studios in Jackson, and some of it previously unreleased! The music here really shows a great evolution in styles – as the earliest tracks show Tate coming off his role as the ... CD
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What Can I Tell Her
Soulscape (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Wonderful work from the overlooked JP Robinson – a killer soul singer on the Miami scene at the end of the 60s – finally given his due in this overstuffed set! Robinson's got a voice that's quite compelling – still in the deep soul mode you might expect, but with this slightly ... CD
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Soulscape (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A long buried treasure trove of southern soul from deep deep down in the Muscle Shoals scene – gritty, beautiful, powerful work by Mary Gresham – an unjustly unknown singer who we'll put way up there with very best female funk & soul vocals of the 60s, 70s and beyond! Mary found ... CD
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Malaco/Soulscape (UK), 1970s. New Copy
Two rare soul brothers back to back – presented here with rare and previously unissued tracks, all pulled from the Malaco Records archive! First up is CP Love – an artist who never got much circulation up north, but whose talents easily rank with the best of the 70s southern soul ... CD
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Alarm/Soulscape (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
Incredible southern soul work from Sound City – a lesser-known studio operating out of Shreveport in the 70s, with a groove that's a bit different than some of its bigger contemporaries on the scene! The Sound City approach is a bit leaner than Hi, Jewel, Malaco, or other outfits running at ... CD
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Soulscape (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Modern southern soul from CL Blast – a singer who took his music into great new territory during the time covered on this set! CL was a vocalist with roots in much bluesier modes, but at the end of the 70s, working with producer Frederick Knight, he really hit his stride in hipper, more ... CD
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Are You Happy With Him
Soulscape (UK), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy
Tremendous work from Big John Hamilton – an overlooked singer from the Florida scene, but one who's finally been getting his due on the reissue market! This package really goes past the previous Hamilton collection in that it features a wealth of unreleased material – wonderful tracks ... CD
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Soul Fever
DeLuxe, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
A holy grail of funky music – the one and only album ever cut by Marie Queenie Lyons, a heck of a hard soul single who's best known for her rare funky 45s! The album is stunning – every bit as great as any of Marie's singles, and with an incredibly unified sound that should have made ... LP, Vinyl record album
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House of Orange/Soulscape (UK), 1970s. New Copy
Forget blues, because Geater Davis is a soul singer through and through – a really incredible southern talent with a deep soul sound that few others can match! Although Davis didn't record nearly as much as his contemporaries, he's got a sound that matches or beats them – a raw, raspy ... CD
 
Updated April 18, 2015


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