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Some of the best work ever by this seminal Chicago 70s soul group! The quartet features one female vocalist, and three male – two of whom, Chuck Jackson (brother of Jessie!) and Marvin Yancey, went on to transform the sound of modern soul as producer/arrangers in the mid to late 70s. This ... LP, Vinyl record album
Chuck Jackson, Solomon Burke, Tommy Hunt, & Others
Wand showcases its male talent, some of the smoothest singers of the 60s! The legendary New York label brings its finest to the table with this set, rather than collecting a bunch of oddities or leftovers, with a great batch of outstanding tracks originally issued as singles. A dozen numbers in ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great bit of Memphis funk from the 70s! The 60s version of The Mar-Keys was more of a rocking instrumental group – but the 70s version has a much harder sound, and a lot more of a tendency to funk things up. This album features them running through instrumental versions of a number of ... LP, Vinyl record album
2 steps either way, and this would be a drudge of a mid 70s pop album – but for some reason, the record's a tasty batch of pop soul tracks with a cool breathy LA style, and some nice compressed production. Part of this certainly has to do with Dick Griffey – the Solar Records genius ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cortez was a singer who entertained at the Scarlet O'Hara night club in Atlanta during the early 70s – and although he's not the greatest voice you'll ever hear, he's got a nice little backing band called Group Therapy! Group Therapy back up Cortez on this one and only live set, recorded in ... LP, Vinyl record album
A classic disco stormer from Grace Jones – recorded at Sigma Sound with a real Philly groove, thanks to arrangements from John Monster Davis – and produced with a full, soaring sound from the legendary Tom Moulton! The set may well be Grace's true club classic from the late 70s – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Right on, right on – as Maxine Weldon gets a hip kind of edge from arranger Artie Butler – always a welcome addition on any session! The album's Maxine's first, and may well be her best – thanks to Artie's tight use of soulful backings – often supported by rolling basslines ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stitt's in the funky Prestige sound of the early 70s – complete with Idris Muhammad on drums, organ by Leon Spencer, guitar by Melvin Sparks, and trumpet by Virgil Jones. After years of noodling around on the Varitone, never quite hitting his right moment, Stitt breaks out nicely in the ... LP, Vinyl record album