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XGreat music in many modes -- northern soul, deep soul, harmony soul, modern soul, and group soul -- plus disco, funk, club, electro, rare groove, and more!


Vigor/Octave (Japan), 1976. New Copy
Funky madness from the legendary Rhythm Makers – a dancefloor combo with a really incredible groove! The group has an approach that's a lot like Kool & The Gang at their best, or like some of the best mid 70s albums by the Kay Gees or Fatback – lots of bass at the bottom, very ... CD
Gang/Octave (Japan), 1976. New Copy
The Kay-Gee's are getting a little disco here, but they also manage to lay down some nice funky tracks – in the best Kool & The Gang tradition of their early work! Ronald Bell of Kool & Gang is still working with the group – and he wrote a lot of material and also performs on ... CD
Gang/Octave (Japan), 1974. New Copy
The Kay-Gees' funkiest record ever – a set that's harder and sharper than anything else they'd ever record in years to come! Grabbing this one up is like finding a lost Kool & The Gang album from the early years – which is no surprise, since Ronald Bell of the group produced, and ... CD
Red Coach/Octave (Japan), 1972. New Copy
A lost funky classic from the Kool & The Gang side of the universe – cut by a group we've only seen on this one and only record – which was recorded for one of the sub-labels of De-Lite Records, home to the main Gang! There's clearly some mentorship taking place here – as the ... CD
De-Lite/Octave (Japan), 1979. New Copy
A disco dazzler from the glory days of the De-Lite Records scene – served up here by a group who really hit all the best sort of groove's you'd expect from that legendary imprint! The album's a disco record, sure – but it's also got the deeper roots that come from the De-Lite ... CD
De-Lite/Octave (Japan), 1979. New Copy
An excellent groover from the Kay-Gees – one of the few groups who could move from a funk sound into disco without losing their integrity! The tracks are long and spacey here – grooving with some nice Patrick Adams touches that include moogy keys slipping in and out the fast funk ... CD
De-Lite/Octave (Japan), 1978. New Copy
The Kay-Gees are burning bright with plenty of kilowatts here – in that razor-sharp approach to funk that made the group one of the best of their generation – able to strongly step on the dancefloor, but without losing any of the rawness of their funky 45 years! The balance is a bit ... CD
Athens Of The North (UK), 1977. New Copy
Too young to have caught a 70s funk band in the clubs? Here's the solution – a rare performance by a cool combo from Tulsa – captured live in a very hip club setting! The mode here is different than sounds experienced on a funky 45 – as the tracks are open, long, and have a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stax, 1966. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
An extended document of a legendary live recording by Otis Redding – material that not only shows a slightly different side of Redding than his studio albums for Stax – but which also continued to flow out in parts, issued after his too-early death, as a way of keeping his music alive! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Chilly Wind
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1971. New Copy
Fully righteous work from singer Maxine Weldon – working here with bigger backings from Ernie Wilkins that mix in a bit of blues, soul, and funk! The style's never too polished, and almost has a similar feel to some of Esther Phillips' work on the Kudu label during the early 70s – ... CD
RCA/Funkstone (Italy), 1980. New Copy
A fantastic funky set from the Philly scene of the 70s – a record that was maybe a few years late to get the kind of appreciation it deserved – but one with a quality level that stands up wonderfully over the years! Thomas Buck Nasty is both the name of the group and the lead singer ... CD
Lonnie, 1979. New Copy (reissue)
Spacey, jazzy, and wonderful – an upbeat funky club track that's got as much great instrumentation as it does vocals! The tune soar and skips along on a really bouyant wave – kind of like a more dancefloor-driven approach to the Lonnie Liston Smith groove of earlier years – ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Hey Love
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
A massively beautiful piece of work by "the new Rotary Connection" – a version of this groundbreaking Chicago soul ensemble which featured Phil Upchurch, Henry Gibson, and Charles Stepney – the cream of the Chicago production scene! Minnie Riperton's still in the band on ... LP, Vinyl record album
With Love
MoWest/Reel Music/P&C, Early 70s. New Copy
The incredible lost album from the group Sisters Love – material slated for release in the early 70s, but never saw the light of day, save for a handful of singles – a mix of rootsier southern soul and impeccable west coast funk styles, finally brought to light and with bonus tracks, ... CD
Come Back Charleston Blue (with bonus tracks)
Atco (Japan), 1972. New Copy
An unusual career in the Atlantic career of Donny Hathaway – and a unique collaboration with the legendary Quincy Jones! The music here is Hathaway's sole entry into the blacksploitation soundtrack genre of the 70s – penned for film version of a Chester Himes novel, and scored in a mix ... CD
We The People/Think
Soul Brother (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A excellent stretched-out groover from the Soul Searchers! The cut is the title cut from their first album – and it's got some very nice open-ended drumwork that makes it kick around in a great funky way, while a riffing guitar chugs away over the groove! "Think" is a remake of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Favorite (France), 1983. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
A beautiful mix of secular and spiritual, gospel and club – in a mode that's very much like the classic work of the Clark Sisters at the start of the 80s! Calvin B Rhone is maybe even hipper, though – as this single has a very tight small group approach – sharp keyboards over a ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
You Don't Know Me
Dobre, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
An obscure little set from Ruth Brown – cut during some of her lesser-known years, and handled as a batch of straight jazz tunes – a nice change from her sound in the early days! The set's got Ruth singing with a nice small combo that includes Lou Levy on piano – working in a ... LP, Vinyl record album
What A Shame
Black Gold, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
A bit sweet soul, a bit funky – and a real indie soul classic from the early 70s! The album's the second from The Dynamics – a group from Detroit, but one who work here with a style that's much more in the east coast mode of the All Platinum/Stang generation! The production is nice ... LP, Vinyl record album
What Happened
Brunswick, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
A stunning early set from The Artistics – and exactly the kind of record that shows why they were one of the best Chicago soul groups at the end of the 60s! The harmonies are wonderful – smooth, but with a rough undercurrent too – balanced at a level that few groups could touch ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated March 23, 2017


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