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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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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Idris Muhammad - You Ain't No Friend of Mine

Idris Muhammad - (1978)

Immaculate EX+/EX+ U.S. Fantasy (F-9566) variant, of late '70s jazz-funk/disco album.

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Maynard Ferguson - Freaky

Maynard Ferguson - (1968)

Instrumental jazz-fusion album from the late '60s, released through Atlantic Records, by the Canadian jazz trumpeter and bandleader.

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New York Port Authority - Three Thousand Miles From Home

New York Port Authority - (1977)

The only album release, (Invictus SINV 81951), from the funk-soul-disco band based in the Amityville area of Long Island, New York.

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Boney M - Take the Heat Off Me

Boney M. - (1976)

The debut album by the Euro-Caribbean group, features the singles "Baby Do You Wanna Bump", "Daddy Cool" and "Sunny".

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The Blackbyrds - Flying Start

The Blackbyrds - (1974)

Original American Fantasy (F 9472 stereo) pressing, of the jazz-funk/fusion group's second album, features the single "Walking In Rhythm".

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Rhythm Heritage - Disco-Fied

Rhythm Heritage - (1976)

EX/EX American ABC records pressing of the disco-funk band's debut album, features the U.S. Billboard #1 single "Theme Fron S.W.A.T."

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The Capitols - Dance the Cool Jerk

The Capitols - (1966)

EX/EX American Atco (33-190 mono) variant of debut album, features the singles, "Cool Jerk" and "Zig Zaggin"".

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Simtec & Wylie - Gettin' Over the Hump

Simtec & Wylie - (1971)

Original American Mr. Chand (CHL 40001) pressing, of the funk band's only album release.

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The Natural Four - Nightchaser

The Natural Four - (1976).

Well presented American (Curtom CU 5008) variant, of the fourth and final studio album release by the Oakland, California based R&B group.

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C.J. & Co. - Deadeye Dick

C.J. & Co. - (1978)

The American disco/R&B groups second and final album, released through Westbound Records.

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Joe Tex - Spill the Beans

Joe Tex - (1972)

Original American Dial (DL 6004 stereo) pressing of early '70s Southern soul album.

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The Rimshots - Soul Train

The Rimshots - (1972)

American variant, (A-I Records A1-9002), the debut album release from the funk band, who recorded the original theme to the music TV show Soul Train.

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The Kay-Gees - Keep On Bumpin' & Master Plan

The Kay-Gees - (1974)

Original American Gang Records (GANG 101 stereo) variant of the debut album, from the 8-piece American funk band.

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Slave - The Concept

Slave - (1978)

EX+/EX+ American, (Cotillion SD 5206 stereo) variant, the third studio album by the American funk band.

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Rick James - Street Songs

Rick James - (1981)

German manufactured Motown (ZL 72036 stereo), James' fifth studio album, features the singles, "Give It to Me Baby", "Ghetto Life" and "Super Freak".

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The Temptations - Anthology

The Temptations - (1973)

Italian Tamla Motown (TSM ST 62301 stereo), the original 1973 3 x LP variant, of the greatest hits compilation album.

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Earl Van Dyke & the Soul Brothers - That Motown Sound

Earl Van Dyke - (1965)

EX+/EX+ U.S. (Motown M631), the first of only two album releases, from the main keyboardist for Motown Records' in-house musicians The Funk Brothers.

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Billy Stewart - Billy Stewart Teaches Old Standards New Tricks

Billy Stewart - (1967)

Original U.S. (Chess DJLP 1513 mono) variant of Stewart's third studio album, features, "Ol' Man River", "Whan I Fall in Love" and "Secret Love".

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Choker Campbell and his 16 Piece Band - Hits of the Sixties

Choker Campbell - (1965)

U.S. variant (Motown MS 620) 12-track instrumental album from the American saxophonist and bandleader.

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