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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Watching You
RCA/FTG, 1983. New Copy
Great work from Platinum Hook – a group who got their start in late 70s Motown, but who sound even better on this sweet 80s date for RCA! The album's got a vibe that grabs us right from the start – 80s soul with plenty of boogie at the bottom – fused together in a tight blend of ... CD
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Buddah/FTG, 1975. New Copy
A righteous group soul classic from the 70s – the one and only album from The Modulations, and a lasting classic that almost beats the multiple album runs of some of their contemporaries! The group's a southern harmony quartet at their core, but they also get some really great backings on ... CD
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Arista/FTG, 1979. New Copy
The Ohio Players may have skimped a bit on the budget for a sexy model this time around, but the album's still very much in the best mode as the rest of their 70s classics for Mercury Records – a sweet mix of ensemble funk with some upbeat styles that were perfect for the clubs! The group's ... CD
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CBS/FTG, 1976. New Copy
An intimate record from Leon Haywood, but one that's still got his sense of groove nicely in place – at a level that has the singer really warming up to a new sort of modern soul style in the process! There's still some of the elements of Haywood's earlier records in place – but ... CD
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Get On Your Mark (with bonus tracks)
RCA/FTG, 1982. New Copy
A sweet bit of electro soul from the 80s – served up here by a trio who are heavy on keyboard sounds, but also get some warmer elements from an array of other musicians who help out on the set! The tunes have a nicely punched-up vibe – catchy 80s soul, but without any too commercial ... CD
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Columbia/FTG, 1984. New Copy
Sweet 80s disco from Peter Brown – proof that man still wants to get funky, even after most of his contemporaries had long left the dancefloor! The style here is as compellingly crossover as before – lots of lively rhythms that percolate with pop-inflected hooks – soul at the ... CD
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Epic/FTG, 1984. New Copy
An 80s girl group classic from Krystol – the debut album from this tight quartet who really seem to rise to the challenge of the album's polish! Production is quite tight – handled by Leon Sylvers III, and a few others, in that west coast Sylvers mode of the time – but the girls ... CD
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Def Jam/FTG, 1986. New Copy
A Def Jam classic from Tashan – and a record that really helped bridge the gap between male soul and hip hop in the 80s! The style's still as warm and soulful as most of Tashan's contemporaries, but the record definitely shows a bit of street soul in the rhythms too – often just a bit ... CD
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Capitol/FTG, 1984. New Copy
Bodacious grooves from the great Beau Williams – an under-remembered talent in Capitol's excellent early 80s soul run – a strong male vocalist with a great approach to an 80s groove! The tunes here are often set to stepping beats and keyboard lines with a clear, clean sort of sound ... CD
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Atlanta/FTG, 1986. New Copy
Mid 80s funky soul from Cashflow – a rare one cut for the Atlanta label, and produced by Larry Blackmon – a group R&B effort that seamlessly combines the club ready soul, funk, 80s rap influences and otherwise tightly thumping grooves Blackmon worked with at the time! Cashflow had ... CD
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Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1971. New Copy (reissue)
Ann Peebles sings straight from the heart on this classic early set for Hi Records – a record that's to female vocals what Al Green's work of the time meant to male soul! As with Green's Hi Records of the time, Willie Mitchell is firmly in charge of production and backings – working ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Belle Album
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1977. New Copy
Al takes over the whole deal with this one – as the record features him writing, producing, arranging, and even playing lead guitar – stepping out from under the protective wing of Willie Mitchell, and doing a surprisingly great job overall! Al does get a bit of help in the studio ... CD
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Sound Of Soul (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy
A bit of soul, a bit of blues, and lots of those rare early 60s numbers that seemed to pull together lots of different genres at once! The vocals have a mix of gospel and blues inspirations, the rhythms are often jazzy, but with some complex touches – and the lead singers have an undeniable ... CD
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Ain't But the One Way
Warner/Friday Music, 1982. New Copy
The last major album from Sly Stone – and a great little set that's still very much at the top of his funky soul game! The groove's a bit different than early Family Stone years, but still has a collaborative funky feel that's so much stronger than some of the stiffer efforts on the market ... CD
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Columbia/FTG, 1982. New Copy
One of the best moments ever from Enchantment – a set that has the group still sticking with the great harmonies that got them started in the 70s, yet stretching out with a tight 80s groove that's just perfect for their energy! There's a decidedly old school feel going on here – a real ... CD
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RCA/FTG, 1976/1977. New Copy
A pair of killers from this legendary group! High On Music is one of the funkiest albums ever from The Memphis Horns – that super-tight instrumental combo headed by Andrew Love on tenor and Wayne Jackson on trumpet! Both players had years in the Memphis soul scene under their belt by the ... CD
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Buddah/FTG, 1976/1979. New Copy
Two club corkers by Black Ivory – back to back on a single CD! The self-titled Black Ivory album is a pivotal set for the group – released at a time when Black Ivory, like so many other east coast vocal groups, was making the transition away from an older sweet soul style to a more ... CD
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Columbia/FTG, 1983. New Copy
Hard to believe that a preppie look could ever be associated with a soul singer, but by the time of this 1983, the preppie craze had spread so much that it actually provided Cheryl Lynn a nice way to update her style! There's nothing preppie about the music, though – and the record's a great ... CD
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Colthe Music/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
A jazzy combo with plenty of soul – working here with plenty of fusion undercurrents, but in a way that's tied together with some really great vocals on the top! The style's a bit like that of James Mason on his legendary Rhythm Of Life LP – soaring, righteous, and with some slightly ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Paisley Park/Warner, 1987. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
A sprawling classic from Prince – full of songs perfecting the pop, funk & soul kaleidoscope of his best 80s jams, and adding a remarkable, previously unexplored depth and breadth of styles! A lot of folks tried to designate Prince's massive, fearless, beginning-of-the-end-of-the-80s ... LP, Vinyl record album
Updated October 22, 2016

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