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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George Duke - Master Of The Game

George Duke - (1979)

Jazz Funk masterpiece from the multi-talented professor of music.

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Neneh Cherry - Raw Like Sushi

Neneh Cherry - (1989)

Well presented original pressing of debut album, features the hit singles "Buffalo Stance", "Manchild" and "Kisses on the Wind".

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A Taste Of Honey - A Taste Of Honey

A Taste Of Honey - (1978)

The R&B group's debut album, includes the #1 pop, soul and disco classic "Boogie Oogie Oogie".

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Jim Gilstrap - Swing Your Daddy

Jim Gilstrap - (1975)

Well presented American pressing contains the internationally successful top-10 title track "Swing Your Daddy".

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B.B. King - Guess Who

B.B. King (1972)

American pressing in "time capsule" condition features an acomplished cover of Jimmy Robins "Just Can't Please You" .

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George Duke - Rendezvous

George Duke - (1984)

U.K. Epic EPC 26059 classic Jazz Funk album from the prolific music arranger, writer, producer and professor of music.

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Hi-Tension - Hi-Tension

Hi-Tension - (1978)

Debut album from the Brit' funk pioneers, featuring Phil Fearon and David Joseph, features the hits "Hi Tension" and "British Hustle".

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Earth Wind & Fire - That's The Way Of The World

Earth Wind & Fire - (1975)

Award winning motion picture soundtrack, contains the #1 US pop and R&B hit "Shining Star".

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The Ritchie Family - Arabian Nights

The Ritchie Family - (1976)

U.K. Polydor 2383416 features their popular dance anthem "The Best Disco In Town".

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Al Hudson And The Partners - Happy Feet

Al Hudson & The Partners - (1979)

Album released on MCA records and features dance club classic "You Can Do It".

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Phyllis Hyman - You Know How To Love Me

Phyllis Hyman - (1979)

U.S. import pressing of critically acclaimed title, features the singles "You Know How to Love Me" and "Under Your Spell".

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The Jacksons - Goin' Places

The Jacksons - (1977)

Stunning album contains the disco-hit "Different Kind of Lady" written by the group.

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Eddie Kendricks - For You

Eddie Kendricks - (1974)

Stunning U.K. (STMA 8020) in it's original hinged cover, features the U.S. chart singles "One Tear" and "Shoeshine Boy".

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Jnr. Walker & The All Stars - A Gassssssss

Jnr. Walker & The All Stars - (1970)

Well presented example of eleventh studio album (STML 11167), features "Holly Holy" and "Hey Jude".

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Diana Ross & The Supremes - Let The Sunshine In

Diana Ross & The Supremes - (1969)

Stunning TML 11114 (mono variant) features the singles "I'm Livin' in Shame" , "No Matter What Sign You Are" and "The Composer".

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Otis Redding - History Of Otis Redding

Otis Redding - (1967)

Well presented EX/EX U.K. stereo 1st pressing, released just one month prior to Redding's death in December 1967.

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Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Easy

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - (1969)

U.K. TML 11132 (mono) with flipback and original inner, features the enduring  hit "Good Lovin' Ain't Easy To Come By".

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Four Tops - Reach Out

Four Tops - (1967)

Original mono 1st press (TML 11056) - the final Four Tops album produced by Motown's main songwriting/production team Holland-Dozier-Holland.

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Various Artists - Motown Memories

Various Artists - (1968)

Prized Motown trophy TML 11064 (mono) in it's original laminated flipback cover and company inner.

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George Benson - Good King Bad

George Benson - (1976)

Grammy award winning instrumental Jazz funk rarity from the Creed Taylor studios, in "time capsule" condition.

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B.T. Express - Do It ('Till You're Satisfied)

B.T. Express - (1974)

The Brooklyn funk/soul band's debut album, features two US R&B number ones "Do It (Till You're Satisfied)" and "Express".

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War - Galaxy

War - (1977)

Stunning example of the U.S. top 20 album from the Lonnie Jordan fronted American funk-soul band.

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Graham Central Station - Now Do U Wanta Dance

Graham Central Station - (1977)

Bassist Larry Graham Jr. formerly of Sly & the Family Stone, fronts the 70's American funk-soul band.

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Graham Central Station - Mirror

Graham Central Station - (1976)

Bassist Larry Graham's fourth studio album - Immaculate !

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Eddie Kendricks - Boogie Down!

Eddie Kendricks - (1974)

The fourth solo album from the former Temptations vocalist, features "Boogie Down" and "Hooked On Your Love".

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David Ruffin - Everything's Coming Up Love

David Ruffin - (1976)

Stunning UK original STML 12030, album arranged, produced and conducted by Van McCoy.

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War - Why Can't We Be Friends?

War - (1975)

The American funk-soul band's seventh studio album, features the Grammy nominated hit single "Low Rider".

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Ester Phillips - Ester Phillips W/Beck

Esther Phillips - (1975)

Stunning album featuring Joe Beck on lead guitar, includes the dance version cover of Dinah Washington's "What a Difference a Day Made".

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Wilson Pickett - A Funky Situation

Wilson Pickett - (1978)

Stunning original American pressing, features "Time to Let the Sun Shine On Me" with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.

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Crown Heights Affair - Dream World

Crown Heights Affair - (1978)

Collectable '70s classic jazz-funk album, features the top-40 hit "Galaxy of Love".

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B.T. Express - 1980

B.T. Express - (1980)

The funk-disco group's sixth studio album, and first produced by Morrie Brown, features the dance anthem "Give Up the Funk (Let's Dance)".

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Focus - Mother Focus

Focus - (1975)

The Dutch progressive rock band incorporates a more funk music styled album.

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The Supremes - The Supremes Sing Rodgers & Hart

The Supremes - (1967)

The final Supremes album to feature Florence Ballard, in "time capsule" condition!

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Diana Ross & the Supremes - Diana Ross & the Supremes Sing and Perform "Funny Girl"

Diana Ross & the Supremes - (1968)

Tamla Motown rarity UK STML 11088, features Diana Ross' concert staple "Don't Rain on My Parade".

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Hot Chocolate - Cicero Park

Hot Chocolate - (1974)

The British funk-soul band's debut album, featuring their first major international hit "Emma".

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Gladys Kinght & the Pips - Imagination

Gladys Knight & the Pips - (1973)

The groups first album for Buddah Records after leaving Motown, includes the Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit "Midnight Train to Georgia"

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Charles & Eddie - Duophonic

Charles & Eddie - (1992)

The American vocal duo's debut album, includes the worldwide smash hit "Would I Lie to You?".

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Yarbrough & Peoples - The Two of Us

Yarbrough & Peoples - (1980)

The duo's debut album together, featuring the Billboard R&B #1 chart-topper "Don't Stop the Music".

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Average White Band - Soul Searching

Average White Band - (1976)

American pressing of the Scottish funk-soul band's fourth album, contains the singles "Queen of My Soul" and "A Love of Your Own".

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Brass Construction - Brass Construction II

Brass Construction - (1976)

Stunning American varient of U.S. Billboard R&B top-five album, features the singles "Ha Cha Cha" and "What's On Your Mind".

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Wilson Pickett - Don't Knock My Love

Wilson Pickett - (1971)

Stunning American pressing released through Atlantic Records, includes the dance standards "Fire and Water" and "Don't Knock My Love".

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Return to Forever - Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy

Return to Forever - (1973)

UK variant of acclaimed, Instrumental Jazz/space-rock fusion album, written and produced by Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke.

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Herbie Hancock - Fat Albert Rotunda

Herbie Hancock - (1970)

Immaculate repress of Hancock's classic funk-soul inspired jazz album, includes "Wiggle Waggle" and "Tell Me a Bedtime Story".

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The Tams - The Best of The Tams

The Tams - (1974)

The original Probe Records 1st pressing, with flipback cover in excellent condition.

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The Jackson Five - Lookin' Through the Windows

Jackson Five - (1972)

The second-to-last Jackson 5 album to include any songs written by The Corporation (Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards and Fonce Mizell).

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