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hello,

as a soul afficionados i am,, i have my best soul albums (mid, late 70s)

(20 best) :

  • angelo bond - bondage
  • chain reaction - indetded to you
  • george & gwen mccrae - together
  • gene page - hot city
  • major harris - my way
  • harold melvin - wake up everybody
  • o'jays - ship ahoy
  • morning noon night - s/t
  • tom brock - i love you more
  • johnny bristol - hang on it
  • ace spectrum - inner sprectrum
  • curtis mayfield - curtis
  • natural four - s/t
  • prince mitchell philipp - make it good
  • michael orr - spread love
  • bobby wilson - i'll be your rainbow
  • lenny williams - choosing you
  • princes of love - mirage
  • ronn matloclk - love city
  • lamont dozier - out here own

 

and yours ??

 

 

i think it's half to know your taste and half for discover some albums i/we can miss ....

i dont find any post similar in forum (via search) & sorry for my bad english ...

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Great if those are your personal choices but  there'll be a tsunami of people insisting that Sam Dees' "Show Must Go On" would have to be in any such list,  from an objective and critical point of view anyway  ! 

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Don Covay-Super Dude

Sam Dees-Show Must Go On

Lou Courtney-I,m In Need Of Love

Notations-Notations

Natural Four-Natural Four

Major Harris-Jealousy

Shirley Brown-Blessed

Marvin Gaye-Whats Going On

Jimmy Lewis-Totally Involved

Greg Perry-One for the road

Bobby Womack-(All of them)

Dells-Sweet as funk can be

Dells-Mighty Mighty Dells

Dramatics-Dramatically Yours

Millie Jackson-Lovingly Yours

Bill Brandon-Bill Brandon

9th Creation-Reaching for the top

Ralph Graham-Differently

Phillip Mitchell-Make it good

Ojay's-Family Reunion

Kev

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Don Covay-Super Dude

Sam Dees-Show Must Go On

Lou Courtney-I,m In Need Of Love

Notations-Notations

Natural Four-Natural Four

Major Harris-Jealousy

Shirley Brown-Blessed

Marvin Gaye-Whats Going On

Jimmy Lewis-Totally Involved

Greg Perry-One for the road

Bobby Womack-(All of them)

Dells-Sweet as funk can be

Dells-Mighty Mighty Dells

Dramatics-Dramatically Yours

Millie Jackson-Lovingly Yours

Bill Brandon-Bill Brandon

9th Creation-Reaching for the top

Ralph Graham-Differently

Phillip Mitchell-Make it good

Ojay's-Family Reunion

Kev

I knew you'd be in there Kev! Class as always.

So where's Caught Up and Still Caught Up? Genesis and Friction? Black Bach?

Good topic.

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I knew you'd be in there Kev! Class as always.

So where's Caught Up and Still Caught Up? Genesis and Friction? Black Bach?

Good topic.

Ooops, to be honest Mike, Peddlin Music would have been my first Lamont choice and possibly Finders Keepers for The Soul Children, just been upstairs to record room and for that period a top 20 can't do it justice such is the stuff you have to leave out

Kev

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Great if those are your personal choices but  there'll be a tsunami of people insisting that Sam Dees' "Show Must Go On" would have to be in any such list,  from an objective and critical point of view anyway  ! 

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Stevie Wonder – Innervisions

Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On

Willie Hutch – Ode To My Lady

Bobby Womack –Facts of Life

Luther – This Close To You

Alice Clark – Alice Clark

Sandra Wright – Wounded Woman

Chapter 8 – Chapter 8

Curtis Mayfield – Super Fly

Lamont Dozier – Out Here on my Own

Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life

Leroy Hutson – Hutson

Marlena Shaw – Sweet Beginnings

Al Wilson – La La Peace Song

Bobby Thurston – Sweetest Piece of the Pie

Randy Brown – Welcome To My Room

Jackie Wilson – Beautiful Day

Jean Carn – Jean Carn / When I Find You Love

Marvin Gaye – I Want You

Donny Hathaway – Extensions of a Man

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A few classics, not already mentioned-

Irma Thomas - In Between Tears

Doris Duke - A Legend In Her Own Time

Sandra Phillips - Too Many people In One Bed

Bette Williams - He Took My Hand

Loleatta Holloway - Cry To Me

Esther Phillips - Performance & Black Eyed Blues

LeRoy Hutson - Hutson

Lee Moses - Time And Place

Curtis Mayfield - Give Get Take & Have

Bobby Bland - The California Album

Shirley Brown - Woman To Woman

Peabo Bryson - Reaching For The Sky

Aretha Franklin - Almighty Fire

Linda Jones - Let It Be Me

Merry Clayton - Emotion (1980, but who cares)

 

Tim.

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For me Parliament -  Mothership connection  , Masterpiece - The Temptations and arguably the best album by anybody ever Curtis Mayfield - There's no place like America today .

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I have to confess : I collect only LP's so here is my "desert island" list :

Bobby Womack - Communication

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On

Shirley Brown - Same (Arista LP)

John Edwards - Same (Aware LP)

Loleatta Holloway - Cry To Me

Lou Courtney - I'm In Need Of Love

Sandra Wrifgt - Wounded Woman

Curtis Mayfield - Curtis/ Live !

Ann Sexton - Loving You, Loving Me

Ann Peebles - Straight From The Heart

Gwen McCrae - Something So Right

Doris Duke - I'm A Looser

Soul Children - Friction

King Hannibal - Truth

Little Beaver - Party Down

Geater Davis - Sweet Woman's Love

Larry Saunders - Stranger

Al Green - Let's Stay Together

Minnie Riperton - Perfect Angel

Wilson Pickett - In The Pocket

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SOME SUPERB SOUL MUSIC THERE .  MARVIN GAYE - I WANT YOU  IS THE ONE FOR ME . EVERYTHING ABOUT IT FROM THE ARTWORK  TO THE PERSONEL INVOLVED  AND OF COURSE THE WONDERFUL SONGS .  SUBLIME.

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Ooops, to be honest Mike, Peddlin Music would have been my first Lamont choice and possibly Finders Keepers for The Soul Children, just been upstairs to record room and for that period a top 20 can't do it justice such is the stuff you have to leave out

Kev

I might give you "Peddling" over "Black Bach", Kev, but "Friction" is probably my all time favourite album, or at least on a par with "Caught Up".

But this could easily run to a top 200, never mind a top 20.

Hope you're well Kev - might need another CD swap soon.

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I might give you "Peddling" over "Black Bach", Kev, but "Friction" is probably my all time favourite album, or at least on a par with "Caught Up".

But this could easily run to a top 200, never mind a top 20.

Hope you're well Kev - might need another CD swap soon.

Tough call on the Soul Children Mike, "Midnight Sunshine" versus "Whats Happening Baby" to be honest, its a toss up of the coin, I can't live without either, CD swap, you bet

Kev

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Everything mentioned above is a sheer delight. One LP I would like to recommend for those that have not spun it for a while, or have not checked it out is Benny Johnsons ' 'Visions of paradise'. For an album to come from nowhere, with little production pedigree, it really is a pleasure to play all the way through. Top class musicianship. Possibly a bit deep and moody for some, but that's my bag.

Andy  

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Modulations-it's rough out there

Natural four-heaven right here on earth

 

These two are great and not mentioned earlier. Deffo in my top 20 list.

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Too early to venture into record room.I will add these Divas plus one.

Tommie Young - Do you still feel the same way.

Debbie Taylor - Comin down on you.

JJ Barnes - Born Again.

 

Tricky

 

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Doris Duke  I'm A loser

Doris Duke  Legend in her Own Time

Sam Dees Show Must go On

Marvin Gaye    What's Goin On

Soul Children    Friction

Kool and the Gang   Wild and Peaceful

Issac Hayes           Hot Buttered Soul

Bobby Womack Understanding

Bobby Womack    Facts of Life

O'Jays        Ship Ahoy

Millie Jackson  Caught up /  Still Caught Up

Esther Phillips     From a Whisper to a Scream

Ohio Players   Fire

 

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same title ,meant to be I'm a Loser album

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some great selections. Some usual suspects, but equally some very personal choices. A big yes to Sam Dees, Marvin's Whats going on, Alice Clark, Bobby Womack, Sandra Wright- superb voice. Dells Mighty MightyDells . I would add Dells V Dramatics LP, Paul Kelly- Hooked Hogtied, Jeferee Mr Fix it, RB Hudmon- Closer to you, Terry Calier- Fire on Ice, Chuck Cissell- Just for You, Major Harris- My Way, and Ashford & Simpson most  albums, but Gimme something Real my favourite, the extended I'd know you Anywhere, with Nick Ashford's silky spoken/ softly sung intro is just sublime, absolute quality.. Senior moment must write down lists. Forgot show love for Bobby Wilson and add Greg Perry One for the Road, and one of the best imo. Lou courtney  I'm in need of Love  KTF..                 

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Some of my favourites

Black Bach - Lamont Dozier |( my all time fav album)

Caught Up - Millie Jackson

Mothership Connection - Parliament

In Tune - Willie Hutch

Curtis - Curtis Mayfield

What's Going On - Marvin Gaye

The Bitch Is Black - Yvonne Fair

Harvest For The World - Isley Brothers

Eargasm - Johnnie Taylor

Genesis - The Soul Children

 

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Sidney Joe Qualls   I Enjoy Loving You   Dakar

Solid Gold Review   Love's Traffic   Castanet

Eddie Holman   A Night To Remember   Salsoul

Al Wilson   La La Peace Song   Rocky Road

The Directions   Same   Brunswick

The Lovelites   With Love From The Lovelites   Uni

Chuck Jackson   Teardrops Keep Fallin' On My Heart   VIP

Brothers Unlimited   Who's For The Young   Capitol

Wilson Williams   Up The Downstairs   ABC

Margie Joseph   Phase II   Volt

Anthony White   Could It Be Magic  PIR

The Dynamics   What A Shame   Black Gold

Band Of Thieves   Same   Ovation

Dave

 

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Don Covay-Super Dude

Sam Dees-Show Must Go On

Lou Courtney-I,m In Need Of Love

Notations-Notations

Natural Four-Natural Four

Major Harris-Jealousy

Shirley Brown-Blessed

Marvin Gaye-Whats Going On

Jimmy Lewis-Totally Involved

Greg Perry-One for the road

Bobby Womack-(All of them)

Dells-Sweet as funk can be

Dells-Mighty Mighty Dells

Dramatics-Dramatically Yours

Millie Jackson-Lovingly Yours

Bill Brandon-Bill Brandon

9th Creation-Reaching for the top

Ralph Graham-Differently

Phillip Mitchell-Make it good

Ojay's-Family Reunion

Kev

Can I add J. R. Bailey, The Soul Children, Larry Saunders, and Randy Brown?

dean

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some great selections. Some usual suspects, but equally some very personal choices. A big yes to Sam Dees, Marvin's Whats going on, Alice Clark, Bobby Womack, Sandra Wright- superb voice. Dells Mighty MightyDells . I would add Dells V Dramatics LP, Paul Kelly- Hooked Hogtied, Jeferee Mr Fix it, RB Hudmon- Closer to you, Terry Calier- Fire on Ice, Chuck Cissell- Just for You, Major Harris- My Way, and Ashford & Simpson most  albums, but Gimme something Real my favourite, the extended I'd know you Anywhere, with Nick Ashford's silky spoken/ softly sung intro is just sublime, absolute quality.. Senior moment must write down lists. Forgot show love for Bobby Wilson and add Greg Perry One for the Road, and one of the best imo. Lou courtney  I'm in need of Love  KTF..                 

yep , love the Ashford  and simpson - anywhere should be played out a lot more.

shorty

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SOME SUPERB SOUL MUSIC THERE .  MARVIN GAYE - I WANT YOU  IS THE ONE FOR ME . EVERYTHING ABOUT IT FROM THE ARTWORK  TO THE PERSONEL INVOLVED  AND OF COURSE THE WONDERFUL SONGS .  SUBLIME.

I totally agree, has to be the most perfect and complete album ever made. INCREDIBLE !!

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yes . never saw marvin live . but went to the band on the wall in Manchester earlier this year to see leon ware . don't generally do hero worship but this guy is just something else would love to have been a fly on the wall for the making of I want you with those two in the studio.

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Aretha made a string of great albums in the 70's - Spirit in the dark and Young, gifted and black are superb.

Most of Womack's 70's output is top class.

Latimore's first 4 albums are very high quality.

What about the Temptations 70's output? All directions is a standout.

Staple Singers Be what you are and City in the sky are terrific.

Others worth consideration - Don Covay Super dude, Johnnie Taylor Tailored in silk, James Brown The Payback, Maze's first 2 albums, Wilson Pickett Pickett in the pocket, Margie Jospeh Makes a new impression, Donny Hathaway Extensions of a man, Bobby Bland Dreamer, Al Green Living for you, Tower of Power Back to Oakland, Curtis Mayfield Never say you cant survive, DJ Rogers Love life and music, Isley Bros 3+3, Candi Staton Self titled and Stand by your man.....and many more.

It's when you think back to this time that you realise what a glorious treasure trove of music was left for us. We were spoilt by the quantity and quality. 

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I'm also saying yes to Aretha, Sandra Wright, and Candi Staton and I'm raising with a whole heap of Stang product...Linda Jones, Whatnauts, Moments, and the rarer ones.

dean

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Brilliant lp's listed so far + Gloria Scott's one and only lp still does it for me. Also like to add Bobby Patterson -It's just a matter of time..so many great tracks.

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Quite a few of my favourites already mentioned ie; Sam Dees, Greg Perry, Doris Duke's I'm A Loser, so here's some others I don't think have been mentioned.

Don't Burn Me - Paul Kelly

Anacostia - Anacostia

I Just Can't Help Myself - Terry Callier

Right There - Lamont Dozier

Bingo - Whispers

Drama V - Dramatics

Check Out Your Mind - Impressions

Trammps - Trammps

Spice Of Life - Jerry Butler

Spinners - Spinners

No Way Back - Dells

The Magic Of The Blue - Blue Magic

End Of A Rainbow - Patti Austin

Crown Heights Affair - Crown Heights Affair

Let Me Live In Your Life - Ben E King

Super Taylor - Johnnie Taylor

Occasional Rain - Terry Callier

The First Time We Met - Independents

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes

Joy Ride - Dramatics

 

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A few classics, not already mentioned-

Irma Thomas - In Between Tears

Doris Duke - A Legend In Her Own Time

Sandra Phillips - Too Many people In One Bed

Bette Williams - He Took My Hand

Loleatta Holloway - Cry To Me

Esther Phillips - Performance & Black Eyed Blues

LeRoy Hutson - Hutson

Lee Moses - Time And Place

Curtis Mayfield - Give Get Take & Have

Bobby Bland - The California Album

Shirley Brown - Woman To Woman

Peabo Bryson - Reaching For The Sky

Aretha Franklin - Almighty Fire

Linda Jones - Let It Be Me

Merry Clayton - Emotion (1980, but who cares)

 

Tim.

Bette Williams " He took my hand" is an album ? Surely not...? 

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Going to be a bit naughty and say Ian Levine compiled Solid soul sensations just because it was released in the seventies .

Just by way of redemption Billy Paul -War of the gods and the Montclairs Dreaming out of season .

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many as above but these are the ones i bought at the time , played to death and have kept me company for all my life

pleasure - ohio players

cosmic slop - funkadelic

standing on the verge of getting it on - funkadelic

spinners

what's going on - marvin gaye

let's get it on - marvin gaye

trouble man - marvin gaye

there's a riot going on - sly and the family stone

music of my mind - stevie wonder

syreeta

understanding - bobby womack

dells vs dramatics

dramatics - whatcha see is whatcha get

johnnie taylor - super taylor

james brown - the payback

aretha franklin - young gifted and black

motown memories ( compiliation, may not count )

 

 

 

 

 

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I would say that the 70's was possibly one of the best eras for albums, where artists were given licence to experiment rather than just a collection of singles. Love some of the choices above especially Anthony White, Lamont Dozier, Marvin Gaye.

Here are some of my faves

Originals - California Sunset

Charles Drain - Dependable

Ramsey Lewis - Tequilla Mockingbird

EWF - That's the way of the world

Emotions - Flowers

Rufus - Rufusized

Bobby Womack - Safety Zone

Joe Simon - Drowning in a sea of love

Holland Dozier - Love & Beauty

Eloise Laws - Ain't it good

Danny Woods - Aries

Teddy Pendergrass - Same

Thelma Houston - Same

Thelma Jones - Same

Revelation - Same

Dionne Warwick - Just being myself

Voices of East Harlem - Same

Gloria Barnes - Uptown

Reflections - Love on delivery

Ohio Players - Honey

DeeDee Sharp - Happy bout the whole thing

Enough already

 

Kev

 

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Guest Johnny One Trout

No mention of Smoke - Risin' (J-Bridge LP) ? superb album from start to finish IMVFHO :wink:

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There's a LOT isn't there! i've only included albums I would put on from start to finish and would be lost without them, no 1 or 2 trackers and very little if no filler for me...

both Dyson's Faces LP's (well one and a half albums really)

Mike James Kirkland 'hang on in there'

Gil Scott-Heron 'pieces of a man' and 'winter in America'

Temptations 'sky's the limit'

Sly & The Family Stone 'there's a riot goin' on'

Spaceark 'spaceark is' (2nd album)

Gloria Scott 'what am i gonna do'

RAMP 'come into knowledge'

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 'what love has joined together'

Shuggie Otis 'inspiration information'

Curtis Mayfield 'curtis' / 'curtis live' / 'roots' / 'superfly'

James Mason 'rhythm of life'

Jon Lucien - the 3 RCA albums

Al Johnson 'peaceful'

Willie Hutch 'ode to my lady'

Isaac Hayes 'black moses'

Leroy Hutson I and II

Donny Hathaway 'extension of a man'

Marvin Gaye 'whats going on' and 'let's get it on'

Garland Green 'jealous kind of fella'

Ted Coleman Band 'taking care of business'

Lou Courtney 'i'm in need of love'

Terry Callier 'what color is love'

James Brown 'the payback'

Roy Ayers 'he's coming'

cheers Sutty

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There's a LOT isn't there! i've only included albums I would put on from start to finish and would be lost without them, no 1 or 2 trackers and very little if no filler for me...

both Dyson's Faces LP's (well one and a half albums really)

Mike James Kirkland 'hang on in there'

Gil Scott-Heron 'pieces of a man' and 'winter in America'

Temptations 'sky's the limit'

Sly & The Family Stone 'there's a riot goin' on'

Spaceark 'spaceark is' (2nd album)

Gloria Scott 'what am i gonna do'

RAMP 'come into knowledge'

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 'what love has joined together'

Shuggie Otis 'inspiration information'

Curtis Mayfield 'curtis' / 'curtis live' / 'roots' / 'superfly'

James Mason 'rhythm of life'

Jon Lucien - the 3 RCA albums

Al Johnson 'peaceful'

Willie Hutch 'ode to my lady'

Isaac Hayes 'black moses'

Leroy Hutson I and II

Donny Hathaway 'extension of a man'

Marvin Gaye 'whats going on' and 'let's get it on'

Garland Green 'jealous kind of fella'

Ted Coleman Band 'taking care of business'

Lou Courtney 'i'm in need of love'

Terry Callier 'what color is love'

James Brown 'the payback'

Roy Ayers 'he's coming'

cheers Sutty

LOVE THAT AL JOHNSON PEACEFUL.   DONT KNOW THE SPACEARK. WILL LOOK OUT FOR THAT

SHORTY

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