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Archive for R&B

MILTON WRIGHT “Brothers & Sisters” (1975)


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Really fine, Moogy mid-’70s Miami soul jam (Wright was on Alston Records along with Jimmy Bo Horne and Beginning of the End, and came out of the same Miami scene as George McCrae and KC & the Sunshine Band).

Good BBQ jam for sure.

MILLIE JACKSON “Gospel Truth” (1974)


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Unexpectedly sweet soul winner about love and denominationalism from Jackson, who I had hitherto thought of as a kind of female Blowfly (mostly because of records like this).

Denominations ain’t got no right to fight.

DON COVAY “I Was Checkin’ Out (She Was Checkin’ In)” (1973)


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Don Covay is the best. Jagger’s whole ’60s singing style is stolen from Covay. “What’s in the Headlines” is one of the greatest songs of all time.

And “I Was Checkin’ Out…” anticipates “Trapped in the Closet” pretty well, you ask me.

SOUL II SOUL “1990: A New Decade” (1990)


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Surely Soul II Soul is just about due for a revival. And then?