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A bona-fide club classic – and the standout classic of the South Shore Commission! The tune's got a stepping soulful approach that's early Philly club at its best – the early days of disco, when there was still plenty of soul in the mix! 7-inch, Vinyl record
A classic if there ever was one – a seminal 70s soul track, covered by many, and featuring the classic "diamond in the back" line! Sad thing is, everyone always thinks it's Curtis Mayfield – but it's William, and even better than Curtis! Part 2 is a nice instrumental ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Pre-Philly O'Jays, but "Peace" is a socially conscious stormer that hints at their later semi-political work. The real treat, though, is "Don't You Know". The cut's got a hard soul groove, and is a different b-side than we usually see for this 45! 7-inch, Vinyl record
The Steelers were one of the best harmony groups to ever come out of Chicago, and although they never broke as big as some of their east coast counterparts, they cut some pretty darn nice singles in their day – including this one! The record's arranged by the great Floyd Morris, and the cut ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
One of the greatest pop soul singles of all time! Even though we hear it lots of times on oldies stations, we still get a thrill from the great raw sound of "But It's Alright" – especially the great choppy guitar bit on the intro! The flipside's nice too – and is an ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
An excellent track by Gloria Scott – and not on her album on Casablanca either! The track has a very similar feel to the work on that wonderful LP – and it also features great production by Barry White – but the sound's a bit more uptempo, with a great little groove and a tasty ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Obscure later work from Booker T! "Jamaica This Morning" has a slow grooving feel with plenty of "island" in the mix – guitar getting a bit rough in the middle, but mostly sweet organ bubbling along. "Fuquawi" is rougher and harder – kind of chugging and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
A funky rare one from Vicki – the girl who always seemed to give the "answer" to James Brown's hits! "Answer To Mother Popcorn" is a killer groove that follows the groove of James' hit – but which has Vicki bad-rapping her own lyrics, shouting out about how tuff she ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Non-LP work by Lee Charles – recorded for Invictus during its glory years! "Time Bomb" is a tight track with some nice southern funky touches, but the better number is "Get Your House In Order" – a really catchy tune with a midtempo groove, all instrumental, and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
One of the greatest female funk numbers ever recorded by George Clinton – a tightly snapping track with great lead vocals by Jeanette Washington, and a full group follow up that's classic P-Funk at its best! 7-inch, Vinyl record