Soul — Recently Added

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!


First Love
Fun City/Everland (Austria), 1981. New Copy (reissue)
The only album we've ever seen from soul singer OT Sykes – and a set that's maybe got a greater depth than you'd guess from his image on the cover! The music is a mix of mellow numbers and 80s boogie grooves – but the presentation here is rich, but without having the too-polished mode ... LP, Vinyl record album
Impulse/Everland (Austria), 1981. New Copy (reissue)
Van Jones is one hip dude – stepping out here in a wonderful self-produced set from the Virgina scene of the early 80s – but one that crackles with the best sort of sound of the New York scene of the time! The record's really well done – a great mix of funky steppers and mellower ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1965. New Copy
A hip little live date from Aretha Franklin – one that's got a very jazzy feel, and some great small combo backings! The album's almost a distillation of the jazzy styles on Aretha's first albums for Columbia – taken into even leaner territory here, in ways that really set Franklin ... LP, Vinyl record album
Patches (180 gram pressing)
Atlantic/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1970. New Copy
The album that very firmly put Clarence Carter on the mainstream soul map – thanks to his brilliant version of the title tune! By the time of this set, Carter was already one hell of a soul singer – and really brought amazing sounds to play with classic production from Rick Hall and ... LP, Vinyl record album
If All I Was Was Black
Anti, 2017. New Copy
Another step forward for soul legend Mavis Staples – the singer who's found a whole new showcase for her talents by working with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy – as she does here in an album that's maybe the most seamless of any the pair have crafted together! Tweedy wrote most of the songs on ... CD
Anti, 2017. New Copy
Another step forward for soul legend Mavis Staples – the singer who's found a whole new showcase for her talents by working with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy – as she does here in an album that's maybe the most seamless of any the pair have crafted together! Tweedy wrote most of the songs on ... LP, Vinyl record album
Saturday Night Fever (2CD deluxe edition)
RSO/Capitol, 1977. New Copy 2CD
Yes, it was a mega-hit – and yes, it was one of those records that everyone who lived through the 70s seemed to own at one time – but after all these decades, you can't deny the power of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack – especially for the way that it mixed club soul classics ... CD
Saturday Night Fever (2LP/2CDs/Blu-Ray deluxe edition)
RSO/Capitol, 1977. New Copy 2LP/2CDs/Blu-Ray
Yes, it was a mega-hit – and yes, it was one of those records that everyone who lived through the 70s seemed to own at one time – but after all these decades, you can't deny the power of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack – especially for the way that it mixed club soul classics ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
The "exotic" in the title is certainly well-placed – as many of these tracks take a familiar instrument, and use it in a slightly unusual way – a saxophone, piano, electric guitar, or something else – often set to grooves that start out in an R&B, early rock, or jazz- ... LP, Vinyl record album
Westbound (UK), Early 70s/2017. New Copy 3LP Gatefold
The classic sound of Funkadelic, reworked by a key selection of contemporary talents from the Detroit scene – but never in a way that wrecks the originals at all! Unlike other remix projects, which might break up the music to a point that you can hardly recognize the original grooves – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Atlantic/Kent (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy
A pair of classic albums from Clarence Carter – back to back, and with bonus tracks too! Testifyin is excellent early work from Clarence Carter – recording here with production and arrangements by Rick Hall – in that sweet Muscle Shoals style that never sounded better than it did ... CD
Westbound (UK), Early 70s/2017. New Copy 3LP Gatefold
The classic sound of Funkadelic, reworked by a key selection of contemporary talents from the Detroit scene – but never in a way that wrecks the originals at all! Unlike other remix projects, which might break up the music to a point that you can hardly recognize the original grooves – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jive/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2CD
Classic work from Ruby Turner – a UK soul singer, but one who was part of a new generation that hardly had to answer at all to her contemporaries on the other side of the Atlantic! The tracks here have a modern, midtempo groove that's right up there with the best US mainstream soul of the ... CD
Arista/Big Break (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
For those who like to groove, Ray Parker Jr is often the obvious choice – as the man's got a cool, classy style that helped redefine the role of the male singer in soul for a whole new generation – but also almost always finds a way to make things move! Parker began recording during ... CD
Best Of The Buddah Years
Buddah, Early 70s. New Copy
Classic work by Barbara Mason – easily some of her best recordings, cut for Buddah Records during the early 70s, with production work by soul luminaries Curtis Mayfield and Don Davis. Although Barbara began as a "little girl" singer, these sides show her maturing nicely – ... CD
Go For Your Guns
T Neck/Columbia, 1977. New Copy
A funky album – but one that we love best for the mellow tracks! Sure, the Isleys could wear flashy suits and play some heavy guitar – but honestly, what we really love them for here are the laidback, loving tunes they do so well. The album includes 2 of their greatest ballad tracks ... CD
Polydor/Culture Factory, 1978. New Copy
A plenty funky record, despite a cheesy cover – which shows James Brown as a disco-era player – kicking back on a couch with an unbuttoned shirt, while two topless girls dance in front of him – showing him their "cakes"! The groove's definitely different than the ... CD
Any Other Way
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Fantastic sounds from Jackie Shane – a Canadian soul singer who's achieved a bit of recent fame, due to her legacy as an underground trans figure – but an artist who'd already be a winner, even without such a fascinating back story! Fortunately, both sides of Jackie's life are included ... LP, Vinyl record album
Atlantic, 2017. New Copy
LP...$19.99 21.98 (CD)
Vocals by Aretha Franklin – taken to whole new territory in this unique mixing of modes! The set brings together core elements from classic Atlantic Records songs by Aretha – classics recorded during her late 60s/early 70s heyday for the label – and adds in these larger charts by ... LP, Vinyl record album
Atlantic, 2017. New Copy
LP...$19.99 21.98 (CD)
Vocals by Aretha Franklin – taken to whole new territory in this unique mixing of modes! The set brings together core elements from classic Atlantic Records songs by Aretha – classics recorded during her late 60s/early 70s heyday for the label – and adds in these larger charts by ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated November 21, 2017


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