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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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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Roy Ayers - Coffy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Roy Ayers - (1973)

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

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George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1

George Michael - (1990)

Mint- 2017 re-mastered reissue of  Michael's second solo album, first released in 1990, features "Praying for Time", "Cowboys and Angels" and "Freedom! 90".

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Gerald Lee - Black Shampoo (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Gerald Lee - (1976)

Mint- modern re-press of the blaxploitation movie soundtrack by Gerald Lee, first released in 1976.

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The Staple Singers and Curtis Mayfield - Let's Do It Again (Original Sound Track)

The Staple Singers and Curtis Mayfield - (1975)

Original U.S. (Curtom CU 5005) pressing of comedy film soundtrack, written by Curtis Mayfield, and performed by The Staple Singers.

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Various Artists - Suicide Squad: The Album

Various Artists - (2016)

Immaculate Mint- 180 gramm, double LP, soundtrack album, features the singles "Heathens", "Sucker for Pain" and "Gangsta".

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Various Artists - Gordon's War (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Various Artists - (1973)

Mint- modern repress of the motion picture soundtrack, features songs by Barbara Mason, The New Birth and Sister Goose & the Ducklings.

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James Brown - Black Caesar (Original Soundtrack)

James Brown - (1973)

Mint- modern repress of the "blaxploitation" soundtrack album first released in 1973, features "The Boss" and "Down and Out in New York City".

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James Brown and Fred Wesley - Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (Original Soundtrack)

James Brown and Fred Wesley - (1973)

Mint- modern repress of the soundtrack album first released in 1973 - the follow up to Black Caesar.

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Curtis Mayfield - Super Fly (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Curtis Mayfield - (2014)

Mint- 2014 Charly Records repress Double LP, of the soundtrack album first released in 1972, includes additional tracks and alternate versions.

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Michael Jackson - Bad

Michael Jackson - (1987)

Mint- 2015 re-issue of Jackson's second best selling album behind "Thriller", features the singles, "Man in the Mirror", "Another Part of Me" and "Smooth Criminal".

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Manu Dibango - Makossa Man

Manu Dibango - (1974)

Original U.S. Atlantic (SD 7276) variant of afro-funk album, by the Cameroon musician/artist, (unissued in the UK).

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The Dennis Coffey Trio - Hair and Thangs

The Dennis Coffey Trio - (1969)

Mint- modern re-press of instrumental album first released in 1969, features Dennis Coffey (guitar), Lyman Woodard (organ) and Andrew Smith (drums).

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The Lyman Woodard Organization - Saturday Night Special

The Lyman Woodard Organization - (1975)

Mint- 180 gram modern re-press (2009), of the Detroit based fusion/jazz-funk album, first released in 1975 - Immaculate!

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Paul Humphrey - Paul Humphrey and the Cool Aid Chemists

Paul Humphrey - (1969)

Stunning original U.S. Lizard (A 20106), instrumental jazz-funk/R&B album, features David T. Walker on guitar, and Bill Upchurch on bass.

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African Music Machine - Black Water Gold

African Music Machine - (2000)

Mint- modern repress of the compilation album first released in 2000, made up of 8 funk tracks recorded in the 1970's.

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Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man (Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Marvin Gaye - (1972)

Mint- modern, re-mastered repress, of the "blaxploitation" soundtrack album first released through Tamla Records in 1972.

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Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band - Bongo Rock

Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band - (1973)

Modern re-press of the instrumental-funk album first released in 1973, features their cult classic cover version of "Apache".

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Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters

Herbie Hancock - (1973)

Modern re-press of the 4-track jazz fusion album, first released by the American pianist and composer during October 1973.

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Tyrone Davis - I Had It All the Time

Tyrone Davis - (1972)

Mint- modern re-press of the American R&B album first released through Dakar Records in the early 1970's.

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The Fatback Band - Feel My Soul

The Fatback Band - (1974)

Mint- modern re-press of the American R&B group's third studio album, first released through Perception Records in 1974.

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Eddie Floyd - Baby Lay Your Head Down (gently on my bed)

Eddie Floyd - (1973)

Immaculate original U.S. Stax (STS-3016 stereo), in "time capsule" condition, features the funk classic "The Highway Man".

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Tyrone Davis - It's All In the Game

Tyrone Davis - (1973)

Mint- modern re-press of the R&B album first released in 1973, features covers of "I Wake Up Crying" and "It's All In the Game".

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Tyrone Davis - Home Wrecker

Tyrone Davis - (1974)

Mint- modern re-press of the R&B album, first released through Dakar records in 1974.

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Willie Hutch - Foxy Brown (Original Soundtrack)

Willie Hutch - (1974)

Stunning EX+/EX+ original UK Tamla Motown (STML 11269) blaxploitation film genre soundtrack, produced and arranged by Willie Hutch.

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Lonnie Liston Smith - Loveland

Lonnie Liston Smith - (1978)

EX+/EX+ example of late '70s jazz-funk/fusion album.

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Lalo Schifrin - Towering Toccata

Lalo Schifrin - (1977)

EX+/EX+ UK (CTI 5003 stereo), Creed Taylor produced, jazz-funk album, includes the film score songs, "Theme from King Kong" and "Roller Coaster".

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Barrabas - Watch Out

Barrabas - (1976)

Well presented American Atco (SD 36-136 stereo), the Spanish latin/funk/disco groups fifth album, features jazz musicians Herbie Mann and Michael Brecker.

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Enchantment - Enchantment

Enchantment - (1977)

Well presented original American United Artists (UA-LA628-G), debut album by the Detroit-based R&B group, features the singles, "Gloria" and "Sunshine".

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Commodores - Machine Gun

Commodores - (1974)

EX+/EX+ UK Tamla Motown (STML 11273) debut album from the Motown records funk/soul band.

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Stanley Turrentine - In the Pocket

Stanley Turrentine - (1975).

Well presented U.S. variant of mid-'70s instrumental jazz-funk album, includes guest performers Ray Parker Jr, Gene Page and David T. Walker.

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The Fatback Band - Yum Yum

The Fatback Band - (1975)

EX+ American Event Records (EV 6904) variant of '70s funk/early disco era album.

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The Politicians - The Politicians featuring McKinley Jackson

The Politicians - (1972)

Original U.S. Hot Wax (HA-711 stereo) variant, the Hot Wax and Invictus in-house Detroit band of musicians led by trombone player McKinley Jackson.

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Sound Experience - Don't Fight the Feeling

Sound Experience - (1974)

Original U.S. Soulville (PS 1650) variant of the American funk album, sampled by various hip hop groups, (#57 Billboard R&B Albums Chart).

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The Midnight Movers Unlimited - Follow the Wind

Midnight Movers Unlimited - (1974)

Stunning American variant of the second and final solo album release, from Wilson Pickett's backing funk band for over 20 years.

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