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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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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Weldon Irvine - Cosmic Vortex (Justice Divine)

Weldone Irvine - (1974)

Mint- modern re-press, (BMG Special Products), of the jazz-funk album first released in 1974 through RCA Records.

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Maceo and All the Kings Men - Doing Their Own Thing

Maceo and All the Kings Men - (1970)

Mint- modern re-press of the jazz-funk album first released in 1970 by Maceo Parker, his brother Melvin, and their newly formed band.

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Paul Humphrey - Supermellow

Paul Humphrey - (1972)

Original U.S. Blue Thumb, (BTS 47 stereo) pressing, of the instrumental jazz-funk album, by the American jazz drummer.

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Lyn Collins - Think (About It)

Lyn Collins - (1972)

Mint- modern re-press of the funk album first released in 1972.

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Nat Dove & the Devils - Petey Wheatstraw (Original Soundtrack From the Motion Picture)

Nat Dove & the Devils - (1977)

EX+/EX+ modern re-press of the soundtrack to the blaxploitation film soundtrack first released in 1977.

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Lyn Collins - Check Me Out If You Don't Know Me By Now

Lyn Collins - (1975)

EX+/EX+ modern re-press of the funk album first released in 1975, the American soul singer's second of three solo album releases.

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Jack McDuff - Sophisticated Funk

Jack McDuff - (1976)

Mint- modern re-press of the instrumental jazz-funk album, first released in 1976 through Chess Records.

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Joe Simon and Millie Jackson - Cleopatra Jones (Original Motion Picture Sound Track)

Joe Simon and Millie Jackson - (1973)

EX+/EX+ barcoded modern re-press of the blaxploitation soundtrack, first released through Warner Bros. Records in 1973.

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Weldon Irvine - Sinbad

Weldon Irvine - (1976)

Mint- modern re-press, (BMG DRL 11795), of the keyboardists, jazz-funk album first released in 1976.

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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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