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A monster from start to finish – not only the greatest album from War, but maybe one of the greatest mainstream funk albums of all time! The set's got a really unique groove – one that so many others tried to copy, but which was forged here first – in a wicked LA blend of Chicano ... LP, Vinyl record album
10 of Chuck's best soul cuts, originally recorded for the Wand label. This stuff virtually defines the male side of the NY uptown soul sound, as you'll hear in tracks like "Any Day Now", "I Don't Want To Cry", "I Wake Up Crying", "Tell Him I'm Not Home", and ... LP, Vinyl record album
We'll have to admit, we can't find these guys in the history books – but the record's a very nice batch of tunes with a snapping funky groove – almost in the ensemble style of the early 80s mainstream funk scene, but with some rougher edges and a deeper soul approach that set it off ... LP, Vinyl record album
A 16 track compilation of the genius 60s soul work of Garnet Mimms – one of those singers we'll treasure for years, and the kind of talent that first started us digging for rare soul! Garnet's got an incredible voice – both rough and smooth at the same time, recorded on the east coast, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sweet funky soul from the great Bobby Womack – a record that mixes Bobby's roots with some of the more righteous modes he picked up on Across 110th Street – blended here in a style that's completely sublime! The record was one of Womack's first to be entirely recorded on the west coast ... LP, Vinyl record album
A tasty set from Mandrill – one of their first records away from the Polydor label, but every bit as great as later efforts for that company, especially Mandrilland. The overall sound is a bit smoother than some of their full-out funky albums – but in a way that really helps blend ... LP, Vinyl record album
Post-Polygram, but still some nice funkiness from this classic 70s group. The record's got much of the feel of their early 70s work – with lots of tasty electric keyboards, soulful percussion, and an always-driving groove. Titles include "Disco Lypso", "Honey Butt", ... LP, Vinyl record album
A stone classic from Bobby Womack – one of those records that has all his best elements firmly in place, put forward at a level that's sophisticated and polished, yet never too commercial at all! Bobby's voices are still incredible – that raspy, personal feel that's rooted in country ... LP, Vinyl record album
A classic set by one of the greatest soul singers of the 60s – filled with strong original tunes taken completely over the top by Garnet's incredible vocals! The style is completely sublime – a unique blend of the rough and the smooth that would be taken up by other singers in years to ... LP, Vinyl record album
Quite possibly the last really hard-hitting funk album from The Fatback Band – and although their first record on the Event label, a set that cooks every bit as hard as their first few for Perception! The style here is funky 45 soul at its best – lots of hard crackling drums, funky ... LP, Vinyl record album
Moments, Whatnauts, Willie & The Mighty Magnificents, & The Internationals
Great collection of New Jersey seventies soul tracks from the All Platinum label, pulled together in this original compilation package that's about as rare as any of the originals! Includes "Give a Damn" by The Internationals, "Funky 8 Corners" by Willie & the Mighty ... LP, Vinyl record album