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R.B. Greaves – 1969 – R.B. Greaves

The amazing debut of R.B. 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…

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Philadelphia International Records 12″ Singles

Groundbreaking soul, funk and disco moments from the supremely seminal Philadelphia records hit-factory of producers Gamble & Huff, Dexter Wansel, McFadden & Whitehead, and Teddy Prendergrass to name but a few. This compilation includes well-known faves such as The Jones Girls ‘Nights Over Egypt’ and…

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February 2018: Reissue Reviews

THE MAIN INGREDIENT: BROTHERLY LOVE:THE RCA ANTHOLOGY (SOULMUSIC RECORDS) Here’s the next anthology in this much respected series from SoulMusic Records and instantly I zoned into a pair of major titles which elevated the group onto the international platform. The first, of course, is the beautifully crafted “Everybody Plays The Fool”, nominated for a Grammy …

Terry Dexter 2018 SoulMusic.com Interview

In 2017, Singer/songwriter, actress and multi-instrumentalist Terry Dexter recorded “I Remember,” a powerhouse duet with ‘America’s Got Talent’ finalist Johnny Manuel, written and produced by award-winning music man Preston Glass. The digital single – released through SoulMusic Records’ association with Preston’s Platinum Garage Recordings – has done well on the UK soul radio charts. In …

Lonnie Liston Smith – 1975 – Expansions

Whether it be a hard-edged slice of funk or subtle jazz infused keys this record has everything. I have been repeatedly blown away by this since getting hold of it. “Expansions,” with it’s bouncing bassline and searing keys is immediately infectious. Donald Smith has a…

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Starvue ‎- 1980 – Upward Bound

A rare, sweet clubby album from Chicago, filled with lost uptempo groovers from the post-disco years! Starvue have a very solid group soul feel, somewhere in the ensemble funk tradition that emerged from LA at the close of the 70s, but with a sound that…

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Marc Sadane – 1981 – One Way Love Affair

A brilliant first album from Marc Sadane– an artist who never hit big at the time, but who really shines here in a set of mellow and modern soul tracks that’s completely sublime! Sadane gets great production help from the team of James Mtume and Reggie…

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The New Birth – 1972 – Birth Day

  Birth Day is the fourth album by the now-solidified Louisville, Kentucky group New Birth. It released in 1972 on RCA Records, and it was produced by mentor Harvey Fuqua and his uncredited assistant Vernon Bullock, and was the album that put the group on the map. Consisting of the instrumental…

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