Funk-Soul & Motown Albums

Funk-Soul & Motown Albums

Soul is a popular music genre that originated in the United States in the 1950s and early 1960s. It combines elements of African-American gospel music, rhythm and blues and jazz. Soul music became popular for dancing and listening in the United States; where record labels such as Motown, Atlantic and Stax were influential in the civil rights era. Soul also became popular around the world, directly influencing rock music and the music of Africa.

According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, soul is "music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm & blues into a form of funky, secular testifying". Catchy rhythms, stressed by handclaps and extemporaneous body moves, are an important feature of soul music.

Soul music dominated the U.S. R&B chart in the 1960s, and many recordings crossed over into the pop charts in the U.S., Britain and elsewhere. By 1968, the soul music genre had begun to splinter. Some soul artists developed funk music, while other singers developed slicker, more sophisticated, and in some cases more politically conscious varieties. By the early 1970s, soul music had been influenced by psychedelic rock and other genres. The United States saw the development of neo soul around 1994. There are also several other subgenres and offshoots of soul music.

The key subgenres of soul include the Detroit (Motown) style, a rhythmic music influenced by gospel; deep soul and southern soul, a driving, energetic soul style combining R&B with southern gospel sounds; Memphis soul, a shimmering, sultry style;  Chicago soul, a light gospel-influenced sound; Philadelphia soul, a lush orchestral sound with doo-wop-inspired vocals; Psychedelic soul, a blend of psychedelic rock and soul music; as well as categories such as Blue-Eyed soul and Northern soul.

Funk-Soul & Motown Albums

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Lyn Collins - Think (About It)

Lyn Collins - (1972)

Mint- modern re-press of the funk album first released in 1972.

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Nat Dove & the Devils - Petey Wheatstraw (Original Soundtrack From the Motion Picture)

Nat Dove & the Devils - (1977)

EX+/EX+ modern re-press of the soundtrack to the blaxploitation film soundtrack first released in 1977.

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Lyn Collins - Check Me Out If You Don't Know Me By Now

Lyn Collins - (1975)

EX+/EX+ modern re-press of the funk album first released in 1975, the American soul singer's second of three solo album releases.

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Jack McDuff - Sophisticated Funk

Jack McDuff - (1976)

Mint- modern re-press of the instrumental jazz-funk album, first released in 1976 through Chess Records.

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Joe Simon and Millie Jackson - Cleopatra Jones (Original Motion Picture Sound Track)

Joe Simon and Millie Jackson - (1973)

EX+/EX+ barcoded modern re-press of the blaxploitation soundtrack, first released through Warner Bros. Records in 1973.

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Weldon Irvine - Sinbad

Weldon Irvine - (1976)

Mint- modern re-press, (BMG DRL 11795), of the keyboardists, jazz-funk album first released in 1976.

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Johnny Pate - Bucktown (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Johnny Pate - (1975)

Mint- modern re-press of the blaxploitation film sound track first released in 1975.

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Gene Page - Blackula (Music From the Original Sound Track)

Gene Page - (1972)

Mint- modern re-press of the Blaxploitation film soundtrack, first released through RCA Records in 1972.

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Morton Stevens - Hawaii Five-O (Original TV Sound Track)

Morton Stevens - (1969)

A well presented example of the early 1970's re-issue, (U.S. Capitol SM 410 purple label), instrumental soundtrack to the TV series.

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Blonde On Blonde - And How!

Blonde On Blonde - (1979)

Disco album by British glamour models Nina Carter and Jilly Johnson, features their cover of "Whole Lotta Love" used in the film The Golden Lady.

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Various Artists - KPM Music Recorded Library (Disco Fever)

Various Artists - (1979)

Music written by KPM composers, intended for use as signature tunes or incidental music in film and television.

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The Armada Orchestra - Philly Armada

The Armada Orchestra - (1976)

Instrumental album made up of Philadelphia based/written tracks, performed by Contempo Records' in house musicians.

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Shalamar - Big Fun

Shalamar - (1979)

The American R&B group's third studio album, and the first to feature the classic Shalamar line-up, (Jeffery Daniel, Howard Hewett and Jody Watley).

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MFSB - Summertime

MFSB - (1976)

Well presented UK PIR 81459 stereo, the fifth album released by the Philadelphia International Records houseband.

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The Temptations - A Song For You

The Temptations - (1975)

Italian Tamla Motown pressing, (TSM ST 60088), includes two U.S. Billboard R&B #1 singles "Shakey Ground" and "Happy People".

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Harry Stoneham - I Feel Good, I Feel Funky "Funky Hammond"

Harry Stoneham- (1976)

Mid '70s album release from the British keyboard player, features covers of, "Night Train", "Green Onions", "Watermelon Man" and "Wade in the Water".

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Marie Queenie Lyons - Soul Fever

Marie Queenie Lyons - (1970)

Mint- modern re-press of the sought-after soul album first released in 1970.

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Jr, Walker and the All Stars - Rainbow Funk

Jr. Walker and the All Stars - (1971)

Original U.S. (SOUL 732L) white label, DJ Copy, with gatefold cover and company inner.

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Various Artists - Northern Soul Anthems

Various Artists - (2018)

Mint- 180 gramm double LP compilation, released through Demon Records in 2018.

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Booket T & the MG's - UpTight

Booker T & the MG's - (1969)

American pressing of the instrumental soundtrack, to the film of the same name, features an alternative version of the single "Time Is Tight".

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Kool and the Gang - Wild and Peaceful

Kool and the Gang - (1973)

Well presented original American pressing, features the singles, "Funky Stuff", "Hollywood Swinging" and "Jungle Boogie".

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Quincy Jones - The Lost Man (Original Soundtrack Album)

Quincy Jones - (1969)

Original U.S. (Uni 73060) soundtrack album to the film starring Sidney Poitier and Joanna Shimkus.

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George Benson - White Rabbit

George Benson - (1972)

Well presented UK pressing of Creed Taylor produced album, with jazz cover's of "White Rabbit" and "California Dreaming".

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Tower of Power - Back to Oakland

Tower of Power - (1974)

Nice clean EX/EX example of the fourth studio album by the San Francisco Bay Area band, includes the singles, "Don't Change Horses" and "Time Will Tell".

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Charles Earland - Intensity

Charles Earland - (1972)

A well presented example of the soul-jazz album by Organist Charles Earland, includes the last recorded performance of trumpeter Lee Morgan.

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The Fatback Band - Raising Hell

The Fatback Band - (1975)

Clean EX/EX UK Polydor (2391-203), features the disco classics, "(Are You Ready) Do the Bus Stop" and "Spanish Hustle".

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Earth Wind & Fire - Last Days and Time

Earth Wind & Fire - (1972)

U.S. Columbia C31702 with original hinged cover, the third studio album by the American R&B group, (U.S. Billboard Top Soul Albums #15).

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George Benson - Space

George Benson - (1978)

UK CTI 7085 compilation album, featuring recordings from the "Good King Bad" sessions, as well as songs from the "Carnegie Hall" performance.

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Mystic Merlin - Mystic Merlin

Mystic Merlin - (1980)

The California based funk band's debut album, featuring Freddie Jackson lead vocals, includes the disco classic "Just Cant Give You Up".

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Cher - Dancing Queen

Cher - (2018)

Stunning EX+/EX+ EU Warner Bros. album, cover songs first recorded by ABBA, released following Cher's appearance in the 2018 film Mama Mia! Here We Go Again.

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Kool and the Gang - Open Sesame

Kool and the Gang - (1976)

Stunning white label demonstration variant of the funk band's eighth studio album, features the title track used in the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.

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Curtis Mayfield - Heartbeat

Curtis Mayfield - (1979)

Original UK RSO records pressing of the late '70s Mayfield album, offering mixed disco rhythms with soul balladeering.

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Average White Band - Show Your Hand

Average White Band - (1973)

A well presented EX/EX original 1st UK press, (MCF 2514), of the Scottish funk band's debut studio album.

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Dennis Coffey - Goin' For Myself

Dennis Coffey - (1972)

American pressing, (Sussex SXBS 7010), third studio album by session guitarist Dennis Coffey.

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The Temptations - Psychedelic Shack

The Temptations - (2017)

EX+/EX+ 180 gramm modern repress, of the album first released in 1970, features synthesizer sound effects, multitracked drums and stereo-shifting vocals.

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Dennis Coffey - Back Home

Dennis Coffey - (1976)

Original American Westbound Records pressing with company inner, featuring late '70s disco style instrumental tracks.

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Tower of Power - East Bay Grease

Tower of Power - (1970)

Well presented American, San Francisco Records (SD 204 stereo) variant, of the funk group's debut album, features the single, "Back on the Streets Again".

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Quincy Jones - Big Band Bossa Nova

Quincy Jones - (1962)

Stunning U.S. Mercury SR 60751 stereo, features the instrumental "Soul Bossa Nova", which was later used in the soundtrack to the Austin Powers film.

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Spinners - From Here to Eternally

Spinners - (1979)

Original U.S. Atlantic SD 19219 stereo, features the original version of "Are You Ready For Love" which was later covered by Elton John.

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Cornelius Bros. and Sister Rose - Big Time Lover

Cornelius Bros. and Sister Rose - (1973)

Well presented U.S. United Artists (UA-LA 121), the family soul singing group's second studio album release.

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Roy Ayers - Let's Do It

Roy Ayers - (1978)

Stunning U.S. Polydor (PD-1-4126 stereo), features the jazz-funk singles "Freaky Deaky" and "Let's Do It".

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Minich Machine - Munich Machine

Munich Machine - (1977)

Nice clean EX/EX original UK OASLP 502, euro-disco album, led and produced by Giorgio Moroder.

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Instant Funk - Instant Funk

Instant Funk - (1979)

The American funk/disco band's eponymous first album on Salsoul Records, features the Billboard R&B #1 hit "I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)".

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Roberta Kelly - Trouble Maker

Roberta Kelly - (1976)

Immaculate EX+/EX+ American Oasis (OCLP 5005), euro-disco album, features the title single, and an extended version of "Love Power".

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Side Effect - Side Effect Greatest Hits

Side Effect - (1980)

Twelve track compilation album by the American disco/jazz-funk band, that were recorded between 1972-1980.

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