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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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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Herman Kelly & Life - Percussion Explosion!

Herman Kelly & Life - (1978)

Mint- modern re-press of the debut and only studio album, by the short lived revolutionary Miami, Florida group.

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Catalyst - Catalyst

Catalyst - (1972)

Mint- modern re-issue of the Philadelphia based jazz/funk/fusion quartet's debut album, released through Cobblestone Records.

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Ivan "Boogaloo Joe" Jones - Snake Rhythm Rock

Ivan "Boogaloo Joe" Jones - (1973)

Mint- modern re-press of the instrumental jazz guitar/fusion album.

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Creative Source - Creative Source

Creative Source - (1973)

Mint- modern re-issue of the self-titled debut album, by the Los Angeles based R&B-funk group.

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Chocolate Milk - Chocolate Milk

Chocolate Milk - (1976)

Mint- modern re-press of the 8 piece, New Orleans based funk band's second studio album.

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Bill Withers - Still Bill

Bill Withers - (1972)

Mint- modern re-press of the second studio album by the American soul musician, features the singles, "Lean On Me" and "Use Me".

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Faith Hope & Charity - Faith Hope & Charity

Faith Hope & Charity - (1975)

Mint- U.S. 1st pressing (RCA Victor APL1-1100), the third studio album, released by the Florida based vocal group, features the single "To Each His Own".

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The Kay-Gees - Find a Friend

The Kay-Gees - (1976)

Well presented American DJ copy of the 8-piece American funk groups second studio album, (Gang 102 DJ stereo).

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Kay-Gees - Kilowatt

The Kay-Gees - (1977)

EX+/EX+ original American promotional copy, of the American funk/disco groups third studio album.

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