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Bloodstone's augmented here by a heck of a lot of studio players – more than enough to fill out the needs of the soundtrack to this so-so film from the mid 70s. A few cuts still have the group singing in their better harmony style, but more than a few numbers are remakes of 50s vocal group ... LP, Vinyl record album
The great Syl Johnson – doing his thing for Hi Records on a record that's more shiny diamond than it is rough – his second album for the label and a truly underappreciated gem from the Chi soul great! Diamond In The Rough is a much sweeter set of tunes than Syl's Chicago work on ... LP, Vinyl record album
Classic sweet soul from this legendary 70s harmony group! The record features some great mellow tracks that have a great production style that keeps thing bubbling under with a lot of sexy, slightly-funky bits. Titles include "Loving You Is A Pastime", "Funky Park", "Out ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cool picture disc of the Motor Booty album, with a photo of George Clinton water skiing on two dolphins on one side, and a sketch of him fighting a bird on the other. Housed in a sleeve that lists the tracks on the album, but which doesn't have the same pop-up landscape as the non-pic disc version. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Don Julian's early band lays down a tight set of hard uptempo soul cuts, nearly all of them with a "jerk" groove to them. "The Jerk" was the big hit off of here, but we're huge fans of "Slauson Shuffle (pts 1 & 2)", a very groovy track about a very groovy street ... LP, Vinyl record album
Possibly the greatest album ever by the legendary Chicago soul singer Terry Callier! Terry's rich mellow voice is mixed with superb arrangements from the Cadet studio team, with Charles Stepney at the head, and the result is completely sublime. The songs are longer than on earlier albums – ... LP, Vinyl record album
An early standout set from soul singer Freddie Scott – put together with sublime arrangements from pop maestro Gary Sherman! The record's got a quality that's quite unique – a bit Iceman soul, ala Jerry Butler or Chuck Jackson – a bit of the polish of crossover acts like Ray ... LP, Vinyl record album
A pair of spiritual soul classics – the rare early Warner Brothers albums from Earth Wind & Fire – back to back on a 2LP set! Earth, Wind & Fire's first album was recorded at a time when the group recently had ties to the Chicago soul and jazz scenes, and a range of experience ... LP, Vinyl record album
A very unusual album on Atlantic – as the Zeniths look like they might be a soul group, but end up sounding a lot more like a 50s jazz harmony group overall! The quartet features 2 gals and 2 guys – and they sing alongside some zippy arrangements from Richard Wess and Stan Applebaum ... LP, Vinyl record album
Deep deep soul from Lorraine Ellison – a record that already shows quite a bit of growth from her earlier Warner Brothers recordings – and a new sense of hipness as well! There's definitely an influence here of the sound of Stax and Atlantic Records at the end of the 60s – all ... LP, Vinyl record album
A damn great bit of work from the legendary Al Green – maybe one of his best records ever – and in fact, maybe one of greatest soul albums of all time! The set's got a style that's really genre-defining – not the previous southern soul of a few years before, but also not the ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the first full albums by the legendary Drifters – all early material cut for Atlantic Records in the immediate years after Clyde McPhatter left the group, and the quintet opened up into a wonderful second chapter of their career! Some tunes still have that raspy lead vocal standout ... LP, Vinyl record album