Soul — Recently Added

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


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Soul Junction (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Sweet soul galore – an amazing collection of vocal group numbers from the end of the 60s and start of the 70s – a time when the format was really beginning to take off! Sure, soulful harmonies had been around since the doo wop generation – but during the time of these tracks, ... CD
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I'm The One
RCA/Future Days, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
One of the best albums by offbeat jazz singer Annette Peacock – one with a loose, very innovative vibe in arrangements – with some pretty darn cool electronics! Annette not only has a strong voice, she's fearlessly creative in her use of it! On this album, her vocals are often ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Loadstone/Manufactured, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
Stunning funky soul by California Playboys – a heck of a record that should have made the Playboys a huge combo at the time! It's a shame the group didn't become millionaires – but the obscurity of the record is maybe also one of its charms – the kind of small label set that ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Philadelphia International/Big Break (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD
Five years of amazing sounds from Dexter Wansel – a keyboardist who could be as far out as his fiercest fusion contemporaries of the 70s, yet also groove with enough soulful styles to be a key part of the Philadelphia International explosion of the 70s! This massive collection really gets at ... CD
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Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
The first-ever full length collection of work from Jeanette Jones – a San Francisco singer who's only been slowly discovered over the years, thanks to the efforts of the folks at Kent Records! Back in the day, Jones got one single on the market – the excellent "Darling I'm ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Arista, 1979. Very Good
Not just disco nights, but some great mellow moments too – a wonderfully well-rounded classic from this great quartet – as tight and groovy as it is cool and classy! By the time of this debut, the group had already had plenty of 70s soul experience as The Rhythm Makers – a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Epic (Japan), 1981. New Copy
One of those bright, charismatic Billy Ocean records from a couple years before his massive pop soul crossover – just a sublime 80s club groover that pumps along at a nice mid tempo clip – a real favorite around these parts! This was Billy's debut for Epic and there's plenty of ... CD
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Pulse (with bonus tracks)
Planet/Sony (Japan), 1984. New Copy
Greg's definitely showing off all his chops on this one – working with help from a huuuge array of famous guest stars – including The Pointer Sisters, James Ingram, Howard Hewett, Jackie Jackson, Michael Jackson, Robbie Nevil, and others. And while the bulk of the record really shows ... CD
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Soul Junction (UK), 1970s. New Copy
A whole host of group soul rarities – packaged together in one mighty sweet CD! Moist of the cuts here are from small 70s labels, and the set includes one or two more contemporary tracks by older artists – and the whole thing's a treasure trove of under-discovered sweet soul gems ... CD
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LaFace/FTG, 1996. New Copy 2 CDs
The second smash hit record in a row by Toni Braxton, and one of biggest and best of the mid 90s – the secret was out by this point to say the least! If the pressure was high to match the sales and creative strengths of the self-titled solo debut, Toni, composer/producer Babyface and ... CD
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Shine The Light Of Love
Columbia/Favorite (France), 1980. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Soaring soul from Googie and Tom Coppola – much more of an R&B-inflected album than their earlier rock work in the group Air – sublimely produced with help from Jerry Peters, who brings in a sweet LA groove! Googie's vocals are especially great – with a higher-pitch Minnie ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Meters
Josie, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
One of the greatest albums ever in the history of funk – the first album by The Meters, and virtually the blueprint for countless funk records to come! The album's bubbling over with classics – all hard-hitting instrumentals played by the group in an effortlessly tight style, produced ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Pulse (with bonus tracks)
Planet/Big Break (UK), 1985. New Copy
Greg's definitely showing off all his chops on this one – working with help from a huuuge array of famous guest stars – including The Pointer Sisters, James Ingram, Howard Hewett, Jackie Jackson, Michael Jackson, Robbie Nevil, and others. And while the bulk of the record really shows ... CD
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Black Pearls
Shanachie, 2016. New Copy
A special project from the great Will Downing – the male soul singer's tribute to all the great female artists that have inspired him over the years – a lineup that includes Phyllis Hyman, Jean Carn, Randy Crawford, Deniece Williams, and others – all of whom get a nod in the song ... CD
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Need Of Love
Warner, 1971. New Copy (reissue)
One of the two early Earth Wind & Fire LPs recorded for Warner – and the one that shows their amazing roots in the avant-garde jazz scene in Chicago! At the forefront, the record's a righteous soul album with an ensemble funk sound – but deeper in, there's a lot of jazz-based ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Earth Wind & Fire
Warner, 1971. New Copy
Earth, Wind & Fire's first album – recorded at a time when the group recently had ties to the Chicago soul and jazz scenes, and a range of experience that ran the gamut from work with Sun Ra, the Artistic Heritage Ensemble, The Pharoahs, Ramsey Lewis, and countless other influential ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
A trio of New York labels from the 60s – all of which worked together closely, under the guidance of the mighty Al Sears – and turned out a motherlode of uptown soul gems in the process! The work here is mostly deeper than any chart hits of the time – tunes that have all the care ... CD
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Fame/Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
Unreleased work by one of the greatest soul music songwriters of the 60s – the mighty Dan Penn, a key force in the Fame Records studio scene – heard here on a batch of mostly unreleased cuts from his best years! The package has Dan singing in the lead on all cuts – performing his ... CD
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Mainstream/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
The great self-titled Alice Clark LP on Mainstream plus earlier singles for Warner Brothers and unreleased tracks – the complete studio recordings from '68-72 – in one great set! There weren't many vocal albums on the Mainstream label during the early 70s, and this rare soul side is a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
Wonderful sounds from that amazing time in American music – a period when it seemed that there were so many records being made, new sounds were always finding a way to get onto vinyl! This collection represents an excellent criss-crossing of modes – exotic styles finding their way into ... CD
 
Updated July 31, 2016


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