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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Hamilton Bohannon - Insides Out

Hamilton Bohannon - (1975)

Sixth studio album released by the American songwriter and record producer, features the N/S singles "Foot-Stompin' Music" and "Disco Stomp".

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Michael Jackson - The Best of Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson - (1979)

The late '70s STMR EMI re-press of the "best of" compilation album first released in 1975.

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George McCrae - Rock Your Baby

George McCrae - (1974)

Recorded off the back of the successful title track single, written by H.W. Casey and Richard Finch of K.C. & the Sunshine Band.

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Ray Charles - Ray Charles Greatest Hits

Ray Charles - (1962)

The first of many Ray Charles "Greatest Hits" albums to be released, in stunning "time capsule" condition, features "Hit the Road Jack".

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Various Artists - The Phil Spector Christmas Album

Various Artists - (1987)

The 1987 Chrysalis Records re-press, of the legendary Phil Spector produced Christmas album first released in 1963.

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Four Tops - Still Waters Run Deep

Four Tops - (1970)

Stunning EX+ album, features the title track written by Smokey Robinson and band member Renaldo "Obie" Benson.

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Martha Reeves & the Vandellas - Dancing in the Street

Martha Reeves & the Vandellas - (1968).

Stunning compilation STML 11099, features "Heatwave", "Nowhere to Run" and their signature song title track "Dancing in the Street".

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The Shirelles - The Very Best of The Shirelles

The Shirelles - (1975)

EX+/EX+ American manufactured compilation album, released through United Artists Records in the mid '70s - Immaculate!

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Stevie Wonder - Someday At Christmas

Stevie Wonder - (1967)

Original mono (TML 11085) in EX condition - Wonder's Christmas album, his eighth studio album release.

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The Detroit Spinners - The Original Spinners

The Detroit Spinners - (1967)

Immaculate EX+/EX+ 1981 American manufactured re-press, of the album first released in 1967, features "I'll Always Love You" and "Truly Yours".

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Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes - Expansions

Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes - (1974)

Immaculate original American, Flying Dutchman pressing of the acclaimed funk/soul/jazz fusion album.

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The Counts - Funk Pump

The Counts - (1974)

EX+ American pressing (AA 2006), from the Detroit based funk group, formerly known as The Fabulous Counts.

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Muscle Shoals Horns - Born to Get Down

Muscle Shoals Horns - (1976)

Stunning EX+ UK Bang records pressing (SHOT 001), debut album from the American brass section, session musicians.

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George Michael - Faith

George Michael - (1987)

Original LP pressing of debut solo album, features the singles "I Want Your Sex", "Faith", "Hard Day", "Father Figure" and "Kissing a Fool".

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Commodores - Hot on the Tracks

Commodores - (1976)

American pressing of the Motown funk/soul band's fourth studio album, features the Billboard top-10 single "Just to Be Close to You".

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First Choice - The Player

First Choice - (1974)

The Philadelphia based, female vocal trio's second studio album, in stunning "time capsule" condition!

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Four Tops - Main Street People

Four Tops - (1973)

UK pressing released through Probe records, features "Are You Man Enough", from the MGM film "Shaft in Africa".

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Michael Jackson - Thriller

Michael Jackson - (1982)

EX+/EX+ original (EPC 85930) pressing with gatefold and inner, features "Billy Jean", "Beat It", "Human Nature" and "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'".

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The Four Tops - Four Tops Now!

The Four Tops - (1969)

Stunning example of late '60s studio album, features Johnny Bristol penned classic "What is a Man", and covers of Beatles songs "Elanor Rigby" and "The Fool on the Hill".

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The Crusaders - Crusaders 1

The Crusaders - (1972) Double LP

Immaculate mid '70s re-press, (ABCD 609) stereo pressing, of classic jazz-funk album.

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Labelle - Pressure Cookin'

Labelle - (1973)

The American female trio's third studio album - a cult classic considered a revolutionary album tackling social issues.

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Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - Anthology

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - (1974)

Stunning "best of" triple LP compilation album, in EX+/EX+ "time capsule" condition, includes original 12 page colour booklet insert.

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The Jackson 5 - Anthology

The Jackson 5 - (1976)

EX+/EX+ UK stereo pressing (STML 60041), "best of" double LP compilation album.

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The Supremes & the Four Tops - Dynamite

The Supremes & the Four Tops - (1971)

Canadian Tamla Motown pressing, (M745L) - The third and last collaborative album between the labelmate artists.

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Jr. Walker and the All Stars - Home Cookin'

Jr. Walker and the All Stars - (1969)

Stunning EX+ American (Soul SS710) variant, features "What Does It Take (to Win Your Love)", and a cover version of "Come See About Me".

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The Marvelettes - In Full Bloom

The Marvelettes - (1969)

EX+/EX+ STML 11145 - uncharted rarity in both the U.S. and the UK, features the single "That's How Heartaches Are Made".

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George Freeman - Man & Woman

George Freeman - (1974)

Immaculate Mint- original U.S. (Groove Merchant GM 3305) variant, jazz funk album, in "time capsule" condition!

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Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis

Dusty Springfield - (1969).

EX/EX+ UK (Philips SBL 7889 stereo) variant of Grammy award winning album, features one of her UK Top-10 hits, "Son of a Preacher Man".

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The Meters - Here Comes the Meter Man (All the Josie Hits)

The Meters - (2014)

Immaculate Mint- example of the Charly Records (L 131), 14-track compilation, features "Look-Ka Py Py', "Cissy Strut" and the title track.

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Johnny Pate - Shaft en Africa (Original Soundtrack to the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayor Film)

Johnny Pate - (1976)

Spanish 1976 ABC Records (LP-0018) variant, with laminated cover, of the 1973 film soundtrack, in stunning EX+/EX+ "time capsule" condition!

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Johnny Harris - Movements

Johnny Harris - (1970)

The Warner Bros. orange label 1st press variant, of the ground-breaking jazz-fusion album, features "Fragment of Fear" from the film of the same name.

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Ecstasy, Passion & Pain - Ecstasy, Passion & Pain

Ecstasy, Passion & Pain - (1974)

Well presented debut album, from the New York based, early disco band, features the hit "Ask Me".

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GQ - Disco Nights

GQ - (1979)

UK Arista (ARTY 169) debut album, from the American disco group, features the lead single, and a cover of Billy Stewart's 1965 classic "I Do Love You".

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Wild Cherry - I Love My Music

Wild Cherry - (1978)

EX+/EX+ Epic (SEPC 82326) - The third studio album from the American funk-rock band.

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Don Julian - Savage! (Super Soul Soundtrack)

Don Julian - (2007)

Immaculate Mint- 2007 re-press, of the blaxploitation film soundtrack album, first released in 1972.

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Edwin Starr - Hell Up In Harlem

Edwin Starr - (1974)

Modern re-press of blaxploitation film soundtrack, recorded by Edwin Starr and originally released by Motown Records in 1974.

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Isaac Hayes - Truck Turner (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Isaac Hayes - (1974)

Original U.S. Enterprise (ENS-2-7507 stereo) variant of double LP soundtrack, to the American International Pictures release.

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Isaac Hayes - Tough Guys

Isaac Hayes - (1974)

Stunning EX+/EX+ U.S. Enterprise (ENS 7504 stereo) variant, soundtrack album to the mid '70s blaxploitation genre motion picture.

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Bobby Womack - Across 100th Street

Bobby Womack - (1972)

Mint- modern re-press of the blaxploitation/film noir genre film soundtrack, originally released through United Artists in 1972.

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Quincy Jones - Smackwater Jack

Quincy Jones - (1971)

Original U.S. pressing of early '70s studio album, features the theme music to "Ironside", "The Bill Cosby Show" and "The Anderson Tapes".

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Brass Construction - Brass Construction III

Brass Construction - (1977)

Well presented original American pressing (UA-LA775-H), U.S. Billboard R&B chart #16, (uncharted in the UK).

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Gordon Parks - Shaft's Big Score! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Gordon Parks - (1972)

Original white label demonstration record, of neo-noir, blaxploitation film soundtrack, composed, arranged and directed by Gordon Parks.

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Edwin Starr - Afternoon Sunshine

Edwin Starr - (1977)

Early disco era album, produced by Edwin Starr and Mike Vernon, in EX+/EX+ condition.

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Johnny Pate and Adam Wade - Brother on the Run (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Johnny Pate and Adam Wade - (1973)

Mint- modern re-press of the blaxploitation film soundtrack first released in 1973.

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Candido - Drum Fever

Candido - (1973)

Mint- modern re-press of the Afro-Cuban dance music / latin jazz-funk album, from the Cuban conga and bongo percussionist.

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