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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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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Gene Chandler - There Was a Time

Gene Chandler - (1968)

Immaculate, original U.S. Brunswick BL 754131 -  title track being a cover of the James Brown song - in "Time Capsule" condition!

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Willie Hutch - The Mack

Willie Hutch - (1973)

UK Tamla Motown  STMA 8009 - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the blaxploitation genre film.

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Brainstorm - Funky Entertaiment

Brainstorm - (1979)

The third and final album release by the Detroit, Michigan R&B group, features the singles "Hot For You" and "You Put a Charge in My Life".

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Simtec Simmons - Simtec

Simtec Simmons - (1977)

Solo album from the artist best known for his collaborative work with Wylie Dixon in the early '70s.

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Bobby Womack - Home Is Where the Heart Is

Bobby Womack - (1976)

UK CBS (S 81692) pressing of the The American singer-songwriter's tenth studio album, in stunning EX+/EX+ condition.

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Freddie Robinson - At the Drive-In

Freddy Robinson - (1972)

Original American Enterprise (ENS 1025) pressing of the African-American blues and R&B guitarist's third solo, studio album.

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Fantastic Four - Night People

Fantastic Four - (1976)

U.S. Westbound pressing of Al Kent produced, disco era album, from the Detroit-based male soul quartet.

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Skip Mahoaney and the Casuals - Land of Love

Ship Mahoaney and the Casuals - (1976)

Mint- original U.S. (Abet 410) pressing with gatefold cover - the group's second and final album release, features the single "Running Away From Love".

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Kay Gees - Burn Me Up

The Kay Gees - (1979)

Promotional copy of the American funk-disco group's final studio album.

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Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove

Funkadelic - (1978)

Stunning original American Warner Brothers (BSK 3209) variant, includes gatefold cover and 16 minute bonus 7" EP.

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Isaac Hayes - Shaft (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Isaac Hayes - (1971)

Original German manufactured, (Stax 2628 001) pressing of Double LP motion picture soundtrack, with hinged, gatefold cover.

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Jesse James - Jesse James

Jesse James - (1968)

Mint- modern repress of the sought after, self titled, northern soul album, first released in 1968.

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The J.B.'s - Doing it to Death

J.B.'s - (1973)

Mint- modern repress of the funk album released by James Brown's backing group in 1973, includes a ten minute version of the title track.

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Fred Wesley & the New J.B.'s - Breakin' Bread

Fred & the New J.B.'s - (1974)

Mint- modern repress of the funk album first released in 1974, featuring band leader trombonist, Fred Wesley.

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Ray Barretto - Acid

Ray Barretto - (1968)

Mint- modern repress of the Latin Jazz album first released in 1968.

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Four Tops - Changing Times

Four Tops - (1970)

Well presented American Motown (M 721 stereo) pressing, of Frank Wilson produced album, (U.S. Billboard # 109).

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Howard Tate - Howard Tate

Howard Tate - (1972)

Immaculate Mint- original copy of Tate's third studio album (U.S. Atlantic SD 8303 stereo).

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Lakeside - Shot of Love

Lakeside - (1978)

Mint- original American pressing, the funk band's first studio album, after their move to Dick Griffey's Solar Records (U.S. Solar BXL1-2937 stereo).

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Mass Production - In the Purest Form

Mass Production - (1979)

Stunning EX+/EX+ original U.S. Cotillion (SD 5211 stereo) variant, includes the group's biggest R&B hit single "Firecracker".

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Brenda and the Tabulations - I Keep Coming Back For More

Brenda and the Tabulations - (1977)

Immaculate EX+/EX+ original American Chocolate City (CCLP 2002 stereo) pressing, of the group's third and final studio album.

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The Controllers - In Control

The Controllers - (1977)

The Birmingham, Alabama based R&B vocal group's debut album, released through Frederick Knight's Juana Records - Immaculate EX+/EX+

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Rare Gems Odyssey - Rare Gems Odyssey

Rare Gems Odyssey - (1977)

The 6-piece R&B/disco band's debut album, released through Casablanca Records - in "time capsule" EX+/EX+ condition!

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Locksmith - Unlock the Funk

Locksmith - (1980)

U.S. Arista (AB 4274) demonstration variant, of the American funk band's only album release, produced by Harvey Mason.

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Various Artists - Hitsville U.S.A. (Another Collection of 16 Big Tamla Motown Hits)

Various Artists - (1965)

1965 compilation of Motown hits, recorded at Hitsville U.S.A. West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan, in stunning "time capsule" condition!

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The Temptations - Greatest Hits

The Temptations - (1966)

The Motown based male vocal group's first, "best of", compilation album, released both sides of the Atlantic in 1966.

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Lalo Schifrin - Black Widow

Lalo Schifrin - (1976)

Creed Taylor produced jazz-funk album, by the Argentine composer, his first album release since the "Enter the Dragon" soundtrack in 1973.

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Peoples Choice - We Got the Rhythm

Peoples Choice - (1976)

The funk-soul band's second studio album, features the singles "Here We Go Again", "Jam Jam Jam (All Night Long)" and the title track.

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