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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Love
Black Hole, 2016. New Copy Gatefold
The first new album from Miami soul legend George McCrae since, well, we're not quite sure how long – but we're so happy he's back! Love is a joyous, irresistible paean to the early-to-late 70s soul sound he made his name on back in the day – and it's really endearing stuff! He's not ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cicadelic, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
Raw soul from the second Piano Slim – Willard Burton of Houston, who's heard here on some killer tracks from the start of the 60s! Slim's definitely got some blues in the way he approaches the piano, but the productions here are more soul-based and R&B-styled overall – often in ... CD
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Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
A killer funky club track from Symbol 8 – a group who have a razor-sharp approach to their groove, but who also really let their vocals open up and soar! These guys can come together on the chorus, but break out on the lyrics – with wicked inflections that give the lyrics a nicely ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Argo/Jackpot, 1964. New Copy (reissue)
Searing stuff – easily one of Etta James' greatest albums! The set is a non-stop jam, recorded live at the New Era Club in Nashville before a small and screaming crowd – a perfect performance all the way through, one that showcases Etta as she rarely sounded on vinyl during the 1960s. ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Patches
Atlantic (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 ... CD
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Take Another Look
Atco (UK), 1969. New Copy
A great little record – and perhaps the most soulful outing by this white rock band with a great talent for crossing over! The record was partially produced by Gamble & Huff, and partially produced by Rick Hall at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals – and it's a wonderful blend of the ... CD
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On My Way
Atlantic (UK), 1982. New Copy
A stone killer from Gwen McCrae – a set that's light years past the deep soul of Gwen's Miami roots – and which is given a tight, modern spin by the great Webster Lewis! Lewis produced, and plays plenty of keyboards here – and his fusion-inspired groove really helps unlock a ... CD
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Gwen McCrae (1981)
Atlantic (UK), 1981. New Copy
Seminal 80s groove from 70s Miami soul star Gwen McCrae – reinventing herself here for the new decade with a totally different sound! The album's best known for the amazing club track "Funky Sensation" – one of those tracks that crossed over big, and had a huge influence in ... CD
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There's Gonna Be A Showdown
Atlantic (UK), 1969. New Copy
A stormer from Archie Bell & The Drells – one of our favorite soul albums ever, and a masterpiece of mid-tempo soul! Archie Bell & The Drells sound amazing here – light years from the rougher funk of their earlier years, yet still with a groove that's undeniable – an ... CD
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Sound Of Wilson Pickett
Atlantic (UK), 1967. New Copy
The sound of Wilson Pickett is the sound of soul – bursting out here proudly in a classic session that features production from Rick Hall and the Fame Studios team! The record's got a gritty, nitty kind of feel that easily makes it one of Wilson's best – and with backing that includes ... CD
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RB Greaves (Atco)
Atco (UK), 1969. New Copy
The amazing debut of RB Greaves – a soul singer with a difference! RB struck big with this album on late 60s Atlantic Records – yet despite production at Muscle Shoals, and arrangements from Arif Mardin, the sound here is quite different than most of his contemporaries – and ... CD
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Soul Directions
Atco (UK), 1968. New Copy
Top-shelf soul from Arthur Conley – a singer who isn't always given the same sort of nod as other Atlantic artists of the time, but who's right up there with the best 60s talents on the label! Conley's really learned some lessons from his mentor Otis Redding here – and as with Redding ... CD
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I Can't Stop Dancing (with bonus tracks)
Atlantic (UK), 1968. New Copy
Fantastic work from Archie Bell & The Drells – an important record that bridges their earlier and later sounds! It's a key transitional album for the crew – as most of the album's in the harder rawer Texas funk groove of earlier year, but some of it features newer production by ... CD
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Fred Parris & The Satins
Elektra (Japan), 1982. New Copy
The Five Satins were always one of the classiest groups of the doo wop era – and they really continue that legacy here in a wonderful set of modern soul tracks from the early 80s – a record that's got all the careful poise and polish of other excellent Elektra soul albums from the same ... CD
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Arista (Japan), 1977. New Copy
Smooth soulful jazz from Harvey Mason – one of his strong 70s winners for the Arista album, and a record that really brings a new level of class to his sound! There's less of the grit in the grooves than you might expect from the down-home reference of the title – and in a way, the ... CD
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Arista (Japan), 1976. New Copy
Legendary drummer Harvey Mason in sweet jazz funk groove at Arista – a way stronger record than we remembered! Harvey played on some of our favorite jazz funk records of all time – including the massive Gears LP by Johnny Hammond among so many other great albums – and on his on ... CD
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Motown, 1978. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
Wonderful stuff – and one of our favorite-ever Marvin Gaye albums! This is the legendary two-record set that Marvin wrote and recorded as an alimony payment to his ex-wife Anna Gordy (the story's pretty long, and we won't get into it here – suffice it to say that when stars get a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Motown, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
An amazing record that stunned the world almost as much as Marvin's previous effort, What's Going On. Like that one, this album's an amazingly unified batch of tracks – with a visionary message about sex and love that is as honest and bracing as the politics and social commentary of his ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tamla, 1981. New Copy (reissue)
Marvin Gaye's last album for Motown – and a wonderful cap to a great run of sexy soul for the 70s – filled with great mellow grooves that rival the genius of his earlier work in the decade! There's a glowing, slow-burning feel to some of the best numbers here – a vibe that's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Diana & Marvin (180 gram reissue)
Motown, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A surprisingly nice album – even if you're not a fan of Diana Ross! Given that Marvin and Diana are standing back to back on the front cover, we kind of get the idea that there wasn't as much sympathy in the session as on some of Marvin's classic duet sides from the 60s with Tammi Terrell ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated May 30, 2016


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