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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!

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Atlantic/Rhino, 1968. (reissue)
LP ... On January 16, 2018
One of Aretha's undisputed classics – a seminal session that furthered her deep soul agenda with key backings from Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd! The Sweet Inspirations provide sublime backing vocals behind Franklin's maturing delivery of the lyrics – and the music is by an all-star group ... LP, Vinyl record album
Avco/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1972. (reissue)
LP ... About January 5, 2018
The coolest, funkiest, and most soulful set ever issued by Chakachas – a record that's way different than most of their Latin-based music – with a strong American funk vibe all the way through! There's still lots of percussion in the mix, but it's often used in ways that echo more of a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Arista/PTG (Netherlands), 1981.
CD ... About January 5, 2018
One of the many great funky soul records to come out of Arista during their brief flirtation with the genre at the beginning of the 80s. T Life wrote, arranged, proudced, and handled all the lead vocals – and the album has a nice 80s groove to it, with jazz touches and a lot of electric ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1985.
CD ... About December 20, 2017
A Johnson Brother, working alone – but in some bassy territory that's right up there with his more famous material! The best cuts here have that jazzy, jaunty undercurrent that made the Brothers Johnson sparkle right from the start – a sound that's hard to describe in words, but which ... CD
Mirage/FTG, 1984.
CD ... On December 20, 2017
Wonderful work from Ingram – an incredibly talented soul family who'd spent more than enough time woodshedding in earlier years, and emerged to become one of the strongest mainstream acts of the 80s scene! There's a solid feel here that goes way beyond commercial soul – a great way ... CD
Mirage/FTG (France), 1983.
CD ... On December 20, 2017
A wicked 80s groove from the mighty Ingram Family! Ingram were one of those groups that actually got better as they got slicker – and by the time of this 1983 release, Butch, James, and William Ingram had had more than enough experience working together and with other artists to really forge ... CD
Sussex/Modern Harmonic, 1972. (reissue)
LP ... On January 12, 2018
A heck of a great little guitar funk album – one of two rare sides cut by the amazing Eddie Senay! The record's all-instrumental – and Eddie's fuzzed-out guitar takes center stage over tripped-out arrangements that recall the best psychedelic funk of the early 70s – bubbling ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hot Thang
Sussex/Modern Harmonic, 1972. (reissue)
CD ... On January 12, 2018
A heck of a great little guitar funk album – one of two rare sides cut by the amazing Eddie Senay! The record's all-instrumental – and Eddie's fuzzed-out guitar takes center stage over tripped-out arrangements that recall the best psychedelic funk of the early 70s – bubbling ... CD
Vintage 78
Arista/Intermusic (Spain), 1978.
CD ... About December 15, 2017
It's nearing the end of the 70s and Eddie's still goin' strong, with another LP of sophisticated soul. By this point, Eddie's already shown he can groove smooth and mellow, or pop along nicely with a dancefloor oriented groove, which he manages to do in stride here, his light voice meshing nicely ... CD
All Things In Time
Philadelphia International/Intermusic (Spain), 1976.
CD ... About December 15, 2017
A killer – and one of our favorite Philly International albums ever! This is the album that broke Lou Rawls back into the mainstream for the smooth 70s – retuning his incredible voice with waves of soul and strings in the Gamble & Huff tradition – and giving him a whole new ... CD
Energy Of Love
Philadelphia International/Intermusic (Spain), 1974.
CD ... About December 15, 2017
The album that they recorded after the one with "I'll Always Love My Momma". This one tends to get obscured by that one, but it's got some great material by this always-strong group. Besides, this was recorded at Sigma Sound in '74, so you know the Gamble and Huff production (with help ... CD
Atlantic/Pure Pleasure, 1975. (reissue)
LP ... About December 15, 2017
The only full album ever recorded by the legendary Sam Dees – an artist who's probably best known for his songwriting skills on other records, but who really shines here as a lead star on his own! Dees' approach is wonderful – a bit rootsy, with some slight southern soul elements ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hansa/Cherry Pop (UK), 1980.
CD ... About January 5, 2018
One of the only early full albums from Viola Wills – a soul singer who'd been bubbling under for years, but hardly ever got her time in the sun! Most tracks here are older numbers, redone in a sweet disco groove – and the sound is surprisingly strong, and hardly what you'd expect from ... CD
Honestly
Caroline, 2017.
LP ... On January 19, 2018
That's an 8-bit version of Lalah Hathaway on the cover, and there's a bit of that vibe in the music – these spare electronic bits and bobs, which sound surprisingly great next to the fullness of her vocals! The approach is really unique, and yet another wonderful chapter in Lalah's career ... LP, Vinyl record album
Shake Your Head
Everland (Austria), 1978. (reissue)
LP ... About December 20, 2017
Razor-sharp funk from The Chapparals – an Atlanta group from the 70s, and one with a great balance of ensemble grooving and deeper soul roots! There was really something special in the Atlanta scene at the time – an approach to large group funk that was different than most northern ... LP, Vinyl record album

 


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Shake Your Head
Everland (Austria), 1978. (reissue)
LP ... About December 20, 2017
Razor-sharp funk from The Chapparals – an Atlanta group from the 70s, and one with a great balance of ensemble grooving and deeper soul roots! There was really something special in the Atlanta scene at the time – an approach to large group funk that was different than most northern ... LP, Vinyl record album
Shake Your Head
Everland (Austria), 1978.
CD ... About December 20, 2017
Razor-sharp funk from The Chapparals – an Atlanta group from the 70s, and one with a great balance of ensemble grooving and deeper soul roots! There was really something special in the Atlanta scene at the time – an approach to large group funk that was different than most northern ... CD
Everland (Austria),
LP ... About December 20, 2017
... LP, Vinyl record album
Everland (Austria),
CD ... About December 20, 2017
... CD
New Censation
Pride/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974.
CD ... About December 20, 2017
An obscure album of 70's soul, but a great one! Van McCoy wrote all the tracks and produced the whole thing, and the record's got a very cool AM radio soul sound, with compressed vocals, tight east coast orchestrations, and lots of good hooks in the lyrics. Tracks include "Let's Get Back ... CD
Hung Up On You
Pride/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973.
CD ... About December 20, 2017
A gem of a record from the great Billy Butler – brother of better-known Jerry from the Chicago scene, and maybe best known for his northern soul work of the 60s – but a hell of a great artist here in a rare group soul date from the 70s! Billy's lead vocals are supported by the Infinity ... CD
Sweet Surrender
Pride/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973.
CD ... About December 20, 2017
The former leader of Ollie & The Nightingale steps out on his own – hitting a wonderfully deep approach to Memphis soul that's even more sublime than his previous group's records for Stax! There's a quiet genius going on here – a simple but powerful take on southern soul that ... CD
Pride/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973.
CD ... About December 20, 2017
How old was Foster Sylvers when he cut this record? Seven? Eight? Whatever the case, the little tyke forever changed the face of funky music with the incredible cut "Misdemeanor" – one of those chunky funky numbers that sounds like nothing else we've ever heard, and which has ... CD
Pride/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974.
CD ... About December 20, 2017
A great bit of sweet soul from Foster – not as funky as his famous sample track – but a nice outing of kiddie soul with sisters Pat and Angie! The arrangements are by HB Barnum and Jerry Peters – and more than a few tracks have a nice groove at the bottom, which is a perfect ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1985.
CD ... About December 20, 2017
A Johnson Brother, working alone – but in some bassy territory that's right up there with his more famous material! The best cuts here have that jazzy, jaunty undercurrent that made the Brothers Johnson sparkle right from the start – a sound that's hard to describe in words, but which ... CD
Mirage/FTG, 1984.
CD ... On December 20, 2017
Wonderful work from Ingram – an incredibly talented soul family who'd spent more than enough time woodshedding in earlier years, and emerged to become one of the strongest mainstream acts of the 80s scene! There's a solid feel here that goes way beyond commercial soul – a great way ... CD
Mirage/FTG (France), 1983.
CD ... On December 20, 2017
A wicked 80s groove from the mighty Ingram Family! Ingram were one of those groups that actually got better as they got slicker – and by the time of this 1983 release, Butch, James, and William Ingram had had more than enough experience working together and with other artists to really forge ... CD
Full Circle
Expansion (UK),
CD ... About January 1, 2018
... CD
Avco/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1972. (reissue)
LP ... About January 5, 2018
The coolest, funkiest, and most soulful set ever issued by Chakachas – a record that's way different than most of their Latin-based music – with a strong American funk vibe all the way through! There's still lots of percussion in the mix, but it's often used in ways that echo more of a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Arista/PTG (Netherlands), 1981.
CD ... About January 5, 2018
One of the many great funky soul records to come out of Arista during their brief flirtation with the genre at the beginning of the 80s. T Life wrote, arranged, proudced, and handled all the lead vocals – and the album has a nice 80s groove to it, with jazz touches and a lot of electric ... CD
Hansa/Cherry Pop (UK), 1980.
CD ... About January 5, 2018
One of the only early full albums from Viola Wills – a soul singer who'd been bubbling under for years, but hardly ever got her time in the sun! Most tracks here are older numbers, redone in a sweet disco groove – and the sound is surprisingly strong, and hardly what you'd expect from ... CD
Merrcury/Robinsongs (UK),
CD ... About January 10, 2018
... CD
Golden Flamingo,
12-inch ... About January 10, 2018
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Sussex/Modern Harmonic, 1972. (reissue)
LP ... On January 12, 2018
A heck of a great little guitar funk album – one of two rare sides cut by the amazing Eddie Senay! The record's all-instrumental – and Eddie's fuzzed-out guitar takes center stage over tripped-out arrangements that recall the best psychedelic funk of the early 70s – bubbling ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hot Thang
Sussex/Modern Harmonic, 1972. (reissue)
CD ... On January 12, 2018
A heck of a great little guitar funk album – one of two rare sides cut by the amazing Eddie Senay! The record's all-instrumental – and Eddie's fuzzed-out guitar takes center stage over tripped-out arrangements that recall the best psychedelic funk of the early 70s – bubbling ... CD
 



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