Funk-Soul & Motown Albums

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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Dina Carroll - So Close

Dina Carroll - (1992)

"Demonstration" copy of debut album, features a staggering 6x UK top 30 singles including "Aint no Man", "Special kind of Love" and "Don't Become a Stranger" .

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Eddie Kendricks - Vintage '78

Eddie Kendricks - (1978)

Well presented American pressing released on Arista Records.

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The Temptations - All Directions

The Temptations - (1972)

Stunning original STML 11218, features the full length version of the triple Grammy award winning single "Papa was a Rolling Stone".

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Detroit Spinners - The Best Of The Detroit Spinners

Detroit Spinners - (1973)

Stunning UK pressing STML 11236 (uncharted), features the Northern Soul club classics "I'll Always Love You" & "Sweet Thing".

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Billy Paul - Wide Open

Billy Paul - (1988)

Well presented original U.S. pressing, of the American soul singers final studio album.

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War - Deliver The Word

War - (1973)

The funk-soul band's sixth studio album, features the 11 minute un-edited version of the single "Gypsy Man".

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War - All Day Music

War - (1971)

Stunning example of the American funk groups fourth album, includes the singles "All Day Music" and "Slipping Into Darkness".

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The Temptations - Sky's The Limit

Temptations - (1971)

Canadian Tamla Motown pressing of the group's final album to feature Eddie Kendricks, includes the #1 hit "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)".

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George Benson - Body Talk

George Benson (1973)

Instrumental Jazz funk rarity from the Creed Taylor studios in "time capsule" condition!

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Stevie Wonder - Innervisions

Stevie Wonder - (1973)

Wonder's representative one-man band album, features prominent use of the ARP synthesizer.

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Edwin Starr - Happy Radio

Edwin Starr (1979)

Stunning example of a disco classic suggesting very few plays!

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Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness First Finale

Stevie Wonder (1974)

Immaculate example of the triple Grammy Award winning album.

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Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love

Marvin Gaye - (1982)

The triple platinum certified album, features the two-time Grammy award winning single "Sexual Healing".

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Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On

Marvin Gaye - (1973)

STMA 8013 pressing of Gaye's landmark recording in soul music, and distinct direction in smooth soul sound.

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The Four Tops - Second Album

The Four Tops - (1965)

Motown vocal quartet album, features the hits "I Can't Help Myself (Suger Pie Honey Bunch)" and "It's the Same Old Song".

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Jimmy Ruffin - Ruff 'n Ready

Jimmy Ruffin - (1969)

Stunning original STML 11106, with flipback and inner, suggesting few plays, features the hits "I'll Say Forever My Love" and "Everybody Needs Love".

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Jackie Wilson - Higher And Higher

Jackie Wilson - (MCA)

All time classic album, features an accomplished cover of Darryl Banks Northern Soul classic "Open the Door to your Heart".

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Diana Ross & The Supremes - Love Child

Diana Ross and the Supremes - (1968)

Motown CEO Berry Gordy assembles a team of producers to create a more distinct, mature sound for the group.

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The Supremes - I Hear A Symphony

The Supremes - (1966)

Stunning U.K. STML 11028, features the title track #1 single, and the northern soul dancefloor standard "He's All I Got".

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The Isley Brothers - This Old Heart Of Mine

The Isley Brothers - (1966)

TML 11034 - The American brothers debut album with the seminal Detroit-based music label.

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The Temptations - Gettin' Ready

The Temptations - (1966)

Norman Whitfield takes over production duties from Smokey Robinson, features two #1 R&B hit singles "Get Ready" and "Ain't Too Proud to Beg".

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Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Sugar n' Spice

Martha Reeves & the Vandellas - (1969)

Immaculate original U.S. (stereo) pressing, features the up-tempo northern soul in-demander "I'm A Winner".

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Edwin Starr - Clean

Edwin Starr - (1978)

Immaculate example features full length album version of the club classic UK top 10 hit single "Contact".

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Junior Walker & The All Stars - Roadrunner

Junior Walker & the All Stars - (1966)

Motown collectors trophy STML 11038 with flipback and inner, features the title track and "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)".

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Edwin Starr & Blinky - Just We Two

Edwin Starr & Blinky - (1969)

Stunning STML 11131 album produced by Frank Wilson, features the gospel influenced Northern Soul dance floor standard "Oh How Happy".

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Diana Ross & The Supremes - Cream Of The Crop

Diana Ross & the Supremes - (1969)

The final Supremes album to feature Diana Ross, includes "Someday We'll Be Together"

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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Time Out for Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - (1969)

Well presented STML 11129 features four US top 40 hits, including one top ten "Baby Baby Don't Cry".

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Gene Page - Hot City

Gene Page - (1974)

Debut solo album from the prolific arranger/conductor.

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Lonnie Jordan - Different Moods Of Me

Lonnie Jordan - (1978)

Debut solo album from the multi-talented American singer-songwriter-producer and founding member of War.

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The 5th Dimension - The Age Of Aquarius

The 5th Dimension - (1969)

American pressing in hinged cover, features the re-worked "Sunshine of Your Love" and "Don'tcha Hear Me Callin' to Ya".

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C.J. & Co. - Devil's Gun

C.J. & Company - (1977)

Best known for being the first record played at the opening of Studio 54 by DJ Richie Kaczor.

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Ben E. King - Greatest Hits

Ben E. King - (1966)

Original "Atlantic" plum/red label pressing, in excellent condition, features the hits "Stand By Me" and "Spanish Harlem".

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Stevie Wonder - Hotter Than July

Stevie Wonder - (1980)

Wonder's most successful UK album, featuring the hits "Master Blaster (Jammin')", "Lately" and "Happy Birthday".

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Four Tops - Yesterday's Dreams

Four Tops - (1968)

Just one composition from Motown's long-time songwriter/producers Holland-Dozier-Holland, "I'm in a Different World".

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The Supremes - Floy Joy

The Supremes - (1972)

STML 11210, features Mary Wilson on several leads, and includes the singles "Automatically Sunshine" and "Your Wonderful, Sweet Sweet Love"

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Soul Direction - Various Artists

Various Artists - (1968)

Direction Records compilation album in flawless condition, includes N/S classics by Taj Mahal, Inez & Charlie Foxx and Cliff Nobles.

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War - Love Is All Around

War - (1976)

Well presented ABC release featuring Eric Burdon from the British '60s R&B band The Animals.

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Isley Jasper Isley - Caravan Of Love

Isley Jasper Isley - (1985)

Dutch manufactured pressing, features the #1 out-of-the-box title hit written and sung by Chris Jasper.

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George Duke - Dream On

George Duke - (1982)

Dutch manufactured pressing in "strong excellent" condition, suggesting few plays.

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The Spinners - Happiness Is Being With The Spinners

The Spinners - (1976)

Clean American pressing on Atlantic records, features the seven minute full length album version of "The Rubberband Man".

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George Benson - In Flight

George Benson - (1977)

Platinum certified album, features an accomplished cover of Nat King Cole's "Nature Boy" Immaculate !

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Various Artists - Motown Chartbusters Volume 5

1970's Motown compilation album in "time capsule" condition!

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Rose Royce - In Full Bloom

Rose Royce - (1977)

Clean U.S. pressing features the original version of "Wishing On A Star".

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Spinners - Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Spinners - (1977)

Immaculate American pressing in "time capsule" condition, suggesting very few plays.

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Stevie Wonder - In Square Circle

Stevie Wonder - (1985)

Grammy Award winning album features the hits "Part Time Lover" & "Overjoyed" - Immaculate!

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