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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Johnny Pate - Bucktown (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Johnny Pate - (1975)

Mint- modern re-press of the blaxploitation film sound track first released in 1975.

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Gene Page - Blackula (Music From the Original Sound Track)

Gene Page - (1972)

Mint- modern re-press of the Blaxploitation film soundtrack, first released through RCA Records in 1972.

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Morton Stevens - Hawaii Five-O (Original TV Sound Track)

Morton Stevens - (1969)

A well presented example of the early 1970's re-issue, (U.S. Capitol SM 410 purple label), instrumental soundtrack to the TV series.

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Blonde On Blonde - And How!

Blonde On Blonde - (1979)

Disco album by British glamour models Nina Carter and Jilly Johnson, features their cover of "Whole Lotta Love" used in the film The Golden Lady.

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Various Artists - KPM Music Recorded Library (Disco Fever)

Various Artists - (1979)

Music written by KPM composers, intended for use as signature tunes or incidental music in film and television.

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The Armada Orchestra - Philly Armada

The Armada Orchestra - (1976)

Instrumental album made up of Philadelphia based/written tracks, performed by Contempo Records' in house musicians.

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Shalamar - Big Fun

Shalamar - (1979)

The American R&B group's third studio album, and the first to feature the classic Shalamar line-up, (Jeffery Daniel, Howard Hewett and Jody Watley).

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MFSB - Summertime

MFSB - (1976)

Well presented UK PIR 81459 stereo, the fifth album released by the Philadelphia International Records houseband.

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The Temptations - A Song For You

The Temptations - (1975)

Italian Tamla Motown pressing, (TSM ST 60088), includes two U.S. Billboard R&B #1 singles "Shakey Ground" and "Happy People".

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Harry Stoneham - I Feel Good, I Feel Funky "Funky Hammond"

Harry Stoneham- (1976)

Mid '70s album release from the British keyboard player, features covers of, "Night Train", "Green Onions", "Watermelon Man" and "Wade in the Water".

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Marie Queenie Lyons - Soul Fever

Marie Queenie Lyons - (1970)

Mint- modern re-press of the sought-after soul album first released in 1970.

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Jr, Walker and the All Stars - Rainbow Funk

Jr. Walker and the All Stars - (1971)

Original U.S. (SOUL 732L) white label, DJ Copy, with gatefold cover and company inner.

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Various Artists - Russ Winstanley's Heart of Northern Soul

Varoius Artists - (2017)

Mint- 2017 Outta Sight production of tracks spun by DJ Russ Winstanley at the Wigan Casino soul club between 1973-1981.

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Various Artists - Northern Soul Anthems

Various Artists - (2018)

Mint- 180 gramm double LP compilation, released through Demon Records in 2018.

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