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Sonny Sharrock – 1969 – Black Woman

15 Oct Sonny Sharrock – 1969 – Black Woman Posted at253 21:13h in Sonny Sharrock by Nikos Picked by WIRE magazine as one of the 100 records which set the ...

The Mighty Clouds of Joy – 1974 – It’s Time

A landmark blend of gospel spirit and 70s soul – and one of the greatest moments ever from The Mighty Clouds Of Joy! Like so many other soul artists before ...

Tyrone Davis – 1970 – I Had It All the Time

09 Oct Tyrone Davis – 1970 – I Had It All the Time Posted at253 21:54h in Tyrone Davis by Nikos Whereas Tyrone Davis would never reach the same dizzying pop heights ...

Sounds of the City Experience – 1976 – Sounds of the City Experience

Originally released on Tiger Lily Records in 1976, this album was pressed in very limited numbers and was never available to buy because Tiger Lily was a record label on ...

Mighty Flames – 1978 – Metalik Funk Band

04 Oct Mighty Flames – 1978 – Metalik Funk Band Posted at253 18:40h in Mighty Flames by Nikos The Mighty Flames never sound too metallic here – at least not ...

David Simmons – 1979 – The World Belongs To Me

While his vocals are often compared to the late, great Teddy Pendergrass, most people remember him for his late 70’s disco hit “Holding Back” or for the more soulful “Hooked ...

Mavis Staples – 1969 – Mavis Staples

28 Sep Mavis Staples – 1969 – Mavis Staples Posted at253 18:56h in Mavis Staples by Nikos Standout solo work from Mavis Staples, a set that really expands the Stax ...

RECENT REISSUE REVIEWS – September 2018

JEAN CARNE: DON’T LET IT GO TO YOUR HEAD:THE ANTHOLOGY  (SOULMUSIC RECORDS)Wonderful! Just wonderful! Those simple words came into my head after listening to the first disc in this CD package, ...

Lenny Williams – 1978 – Spark Of Love

A real classic from Lenny Williams, most likely his strongest solo album ever! By the time of this set, Lenny had been out of Tower Of Power for a few ...

Shuggie Otis ‎- 1974 – Inspiration Information

23 Sep Shuggie Otis ‎- 1974 – Inspiration Information Posted at253 23:54h in Shuggie Otis ‎ by Nikos Shuggie Otis ‎ (son of legendary balladeer Johnny) is quite simply a ...

Otis Clay – 1977 – I Can’t Take It

A great mix of modes – and a set that represents a real turning point in the career of Otis Clay! The rougher edges of Clay’s Chicago soul are warmed ...

Maxayn – 1974 – Bail Out for Fun

This was w-a-a-a-a-a-y ahead of its time, even in 1974 the year of its release.  How to describe Maxyn:  Hmmm… Think Sly and the Family, merged into Patti Labelle, with ...
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