Category Archives: Soul, Funk & Disco

MARVIN GAYE – Moods of Marvin Gaye – (Tamla Motown) – 1966

Of course I know who Marvin Gaye is … one of my compatriots is a big Marvin fan.   Generally I do not lean to 60s soul as I said back in "What Frank is listening to #60": "I am not big soul music … Continue reading

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THE DELLS – There Is – (Cadet) – 1968

I didn't know much about the Dells except they were a soul group.   From allmusic:The Dells are one of the finest and longest-lived R&B vocal groups in history, and what's most amazing is that they've done it with nearly … Continue reading

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TINA TURNER – Tina Turns the Country On – (UA) – 1974

 what Frank is listening to #62 – TINA TURNER – Tina Turns the Country On – (UA) – 1974 Everyone knows Tina Turner and her story, more or less. But if you don't, from allmusic: The most dynamic female soul … Continue reading

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GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS – Neither One of Us – (Tamla Motown) – 1973

what Frank is listening to #60- GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS – Neither One of Us – (Tamla Motown) – 1973 A disclaimer. I'm not a big soul music aficionado though I do have a few greatest hits compilations and … Continue reading

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GENE CHANDLER – ’80 – (20th Century) – 1980

what Frank is listening to #46 – GENE CHANDLER – '80 – (20th Century) – 1980      Rise and shine … a beautiful Sunday …   Gene Chandler's pop place in history is assured with the magnificent 1962 hit … Continue reading

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MARLON McCLAIN – Changes – (Fantasy) – 1981

 what Frank is listening to #39 –  MARLON McCLAIN – Changes – (Fantasy) – 1981 The front and back cover artwork would indicate some sort of Afro-American rock or funk guitar virtuoso. And, McLain is a guitarist but an incredibly … Continue reading

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THE PRESIDENTS – 5-10-15-20-25-30 years of love – (Sussex) – 1971

  what Frank is listening to #2 – THE PRESIDENTS – 5-10-15-20-25-30 years of love – (Sussex) – 1971    Three black dudes from Washington DC 1971. Their Top 20 was the title track "5-10-15-20(25-30 years of Love)" The rest of … Continue reading

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