500 Awesome Funk and Soul Albums

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1. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly

Now your turn.

Bizzle, Friday, 14 October 2005 23:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

James Brown - I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me

La Monte (La Monte), Friday, 14 October 2005 23:47 (8 years ago) Permalink

2. Otis Redding - Otis Blue

Googley Asearch (Toaster), Friday, 14 October 2005 23:47 (8 years ago) Permalink

Funkadelic - Maggot Brain.

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Friday, 14 October 2005 23:51 (8 years ago) Permalink

5. P.P. Arnold - The First Lady Of Immediate

This thread is perfectly timed. I've been listening to loads of hardcore & metal lately and I need a change!

Colonel Poo (Colonel Poo), Friday, 14 October 2005 23:54 (8 years ago) Permalink

6. Demon Fuzz - Afreaka!
7. Gino Washington - Out Of This World
8. Baby Huey-The Baby Huey Story

all utterly essential

Lion-O (nordicskilla), Friday, 14 October 2005 23:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

9. lee dorsey - yes we can!

jare d, Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:01 (8 years ago) Permalink

10 Fishbone - Truth and Soul

Austin Still (Austin, Still), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:03 (8 years ago) Permalink

11. sly & the family stone -- fresh

liz fletcher, Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:03 (8 years ago) Permalink

12. allen toussaint - toussaint (a.k.a. from a whisper to a scream)

jared, Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

13. chairmen of the board - in session

jared, Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

14. eddie kendricks - people hold on
15. william bell - bound to happen

jared, Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:09 (8 years ago) Permalink

adam, what's the Afreaka like?

i will definitely contribute to this thread when i get home and have my collection in front of me.

Mad SETI (jaxon), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:11 (8 years ago) Permalink

Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life

Austin Still (Austin, Still), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

17. Pieces of a Man by Gil Scot-Heron

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

18. Millie Jackson - Caught Up

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:20 (8 years ago) Permalink

19. Kool and the Gang - Wild and Peaceful

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:21 (8 years ago) Permalink

20. "Was (Not Was)"
21. "The Genius of Ray Charles"
22. "Back Stabbers," O'Jays
23. "Here, My Dear," Marvin Gaye
24. "Drop the Bomb," Trouble Funk
25. "A Tribute to Jack Johnson," Miles Davis
26. "Off the Wall," Michael Jackson
27. "War Heroes," Jimi Hendrix
28. "Catch a Fire," The Wailers
29. "Funkadelic"

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

30. The Isley Brothers - Live It Up

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

31. Sly & the Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On

It's obvious but no-one's mentioned it yet!

I really only have compilations of soul music (albeit quite a lot of them). I suck.

Colonel Poo (Colonel Poo), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

32: Rick James - Street Songs

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

33: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - Naturally

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

34: Black Merda - s/t

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

35: The Dramatics - Whatcha See is Whatcha Get

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:24 (8 years ago) Permalink

36: Funkadelic - Standing on the Verge of Getting it On (oddly my favorite Funkadelic record)

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:25 (8 years ago) Permalink

37: The Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:25 (8 years ago) Permalink

38: Taj Mahal, Mo' Roots

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

38 1/2: Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (mostly for "Trampled Underfoot", "Wanton Song" and Bonzo at his highest level of Bonzosity)

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

39: Southside Movement - Moving South

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

40: ISAAC HAYES - HOT BUTTERED SOUL

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

41: Jorge Ben - Africa Brasil (possibly the funkiest album recorded in a language other than English)

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:30 (8 years ago) Permalink

42: Prince - Dirty Mind

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:31 (8 years ago) Permalink

All of the sudden disco violence is the top poster of the week.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:31 (8 years ago) Permalink

43: v/a - Philadelphia Classics

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

Lion-O (nordicskilla), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

45: The Fantastic Four - Got to Have Your Love (disco + slow jam ballads!)

(xp: HOLY SHIT!)

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

46: Instant Funk - s/t (y'all know "I Got My Mind Made Up"? That's on there, but there is also a Star Wars-inspired xylophone-heavy jam called "DARK VADER")

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:35 (8 years ago) Permalink

46 1/2: Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

47: AL GREEN - LET'S STAY TOGETHER

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

48: The Very Best of the Spinners (the one on Rhino with "It's a Shame" and "Could it Be I'm Falling in Love" and "I'll Be Around" and "The Rubberband Man")

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:42 (8 years ago) Permalink

49: Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

50: Chic - C'est Chic

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:46 (8 years ago) Permalink

51: Gloria Gaynor - Never Can Say Goodbye

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:46 (8 years ago) Permalink

52: OK just go right ahead and bump JAMES BROWN - STAR TIME to the top of the list, box set or no

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:47 (8 years ago) Permalink

Betty Davis - They Say I'm Different

Minty (Minty), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:48 (8 years ago) Permalink

54: Bohannon - Dance Your Ass Off

peepee (peepee), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:48 (8 years ago) Permalink

55: Dr. John - In the Right Place
56: Labelle - Nightbirds
57: Booker T. & the MG's - Melting Pot

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:49 (8 years ago) Permalink

58:
PARLIAMENT

MOTHERSHIP CONNECTION

disco violence (disco violence), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:51 (8 years ago) Permalink

Eddie Hazel - Games Dames and Guitar Things

Minty (Minty), Saturday, 15 October 2005 00:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

ten from New Orleans

60. Huey Piano Smith & The Clowns - For Dancin'
61. Alvin Robinson - Something You Got
62. Irma Thomas - Soul Queen of New Orleans
63. Ernie K-Doe - Absolutely The Best
64. Dr. John, The Night Tripper - Gris Gris
65. Professor Longhair - Professor Longhair's Boogie
66. Smiley Lewis - I Hear You knockin'
67. The Oblivians - Play 9 Songs With Mr. Quintron (memphis/n.o)
68. Eddie Bo - Check Mr. Popeye
69. Lee Dorsey - The New Lee Dorsey
70. Betty Harris - In The Saddle (a greatest hits package, but that's ok, right?)

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Saturday, 15 October 2005 01:00 (8 years ago) Permalink

ok, i'm gonna have to do this in chunks.

cds by the computer

71 Stark Reality - Now
72 funkadelic - uncle jam wants you
73 parliament - mothership connection
74 parliament - chocolate city
75 marvin gaye - i want you
76 marvin gaye - midnight love
77 marvin gaye - what's going on
78 marvin gaye - let's get it on
79 - mutiny - how's your loose booty
80 rotary connection - songs
81 rotary connection - hey love
82 minnie ripperton - perfect angel
83 plant life - s/t
84 gil scott heron - winter in america
85 terry callier - occasional rain
86 terry callier - i just can't help myself
87 daryl hall & john oates - private eyes
88 eugene mcdaniels - outlaw
89 eugene mcdaniels - headless heroes of the apocalypse
90 al green - livin for you
91 jorge ben - a tabua de esmeralda
92 serge gainsbourg - melody nelson
93 arto lindsay - invoke
94 esg - south bronx story
95 prince - sign o the times
96 congos - heart of the congos
97 nina simone - i put a spell on you
98 nina simone - pastel blues
99 nina simone - high priestess of soul
100 poets of rhythm - discern/define
101 erykah badu - mam's gun

Mad SETI (jaxon), Saturday, 15 October 2005 01:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

102 The Temptations - "Song For You"
103 Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa '70 - "Expensive Shit"
104 Fela Anikulapo Kuti - "No Agreement"
105 Maceo Parker - "Life on Planet Groove"
106 Lyrics Born - "Later That Day"

Minty (Minty), Saturday, 15 October 2005 01:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

cds by the front door

107. peven everett - studio confessions
vikter duplaix - international affairs v01
kelis - wanderland
bilal - 1rst born second
erlend oye - unrest
phoenix - alphabetical
a certain ratio - early (comp)
cherrywine - bright black
john martyn - solid air
116 colin blunstone - one year
117 tony joe white - best of
118. joe south - introspect

Mad SETI (jaxon), Saturday, 15 October 2005 01:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

cds on that other wall

missy elliot - miss e... so addictive
ethiopiques - 1
daktaris - soul explosion
bo diddley - black gladiator
bo diddley - where it all began
bo diddley - big bad bo
o.v. wright - complete hi records: in the studio
parliament - osmium
va - Chains and black Exhaust
whitefield brothers - in the raw
shuggie otis - inspiration information
bobbi humphrey - blacks and blues
d'angelo - voodoo
dwele - subject
slum village - fantastic vol 2
ce-lo green - ... is the soul machine
135. sheila e - in the glamorous life

Mad SETI (jaxon), Saturday, 15 October 2005 01:41 (8 years ago) Permalink

James Brown's Funky People Volumes 1-3
Funkadelic - Cosmic Slop

joygoat (joygoat), Saturday, 15 October 2005 01:58 (8 years ago) Permalink

first handful of funk/soul records

muddy waters - after the rain
muddy waters - electric mud
rotary connection - s/t
kamaal - sampler
rasputins's stash - s/t
edwin birdsong - super natural
funkadelic - free yr mind
funkadelic - one nation
parliament - up for the down stroke
parliament - hardcore jolies
parliament - funkentelechy
parliament - gloryhallastoopid
bootsy - player of the year
bootsy - this boot is made for fonkin
new birth - birth day
bar kays - black rock
temptations - sky's the limit
temptations - all directions
temps - psychedelic shack
temps - 1990
temps - solid rock
temps - masterpiece
undisputed truth - s/t
undisputed truth - higher than high
grodeck whipperjenny - s/t
isley bros - live it up
isley bros - heat is on
165. isley bros - go for your guns

Mad SETI (jaxon), Saturday, 15 October 2005 02:03 (8 years ago) Permalink

joe tex - just you and me

Sym Sym (sym), Saturday, 15 October 2005 02:09 (8 years ago) Permalink

MORE AL GREEN!

Gets Next to You
Is Love
The Hi Singles
Call Me
Full of Fire

austin, logged out somehow, Saturday, 15 October 2005 02:11 (8 years ago) Permalink

Max Merritt & The Meteors - "A Little Easier"

Minty (Minty), Saturday, 15 October 2005 02:18 (8 years ago) Permalink

Sam Dees ' Second To None' In my opinion Sam Dees is one of the more underappreciated soul guys. Perhaps, more for deep soul fans.

Jacobs (LolVStein), Saturday, 15 October 2005 02:40 (8 years ago) Permalink

Is someone going to run up and kick me in the but if I say that soul and funk are more singles genres than album genres? I mean, there are great soul and funk albums, but if you limited yourself to albums you'd be missing out on a significant percentage of great soul and funk.

Hurting (Hurting), Saturday, 15 October 2005 03:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

Actually I was going to ask a related question: are there Earth Wind and Fire albums worth getting, or should I just grab an anthology or two. If the latter, which one(s)? Same question goes for Ohio Players.

Austin Still (Austin, Still), Saturday, 15 October 2005 04:13 (8 years ago) Permalink

you need all ohio players albums for the covers alone.

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Saturday, 15 October 2005 04:34 (8 years ago) Permalink

Zat right? What songs do they cover?

(wha-whaaaaa)

Austin Still (Austin, Still), Saturday, 15 October 2005 04:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

Isaac Hayes-to be continued.

The J.B's-food for thought.

Marva Whitney-it's my thing.

Don Julian-shorty the pimp.

Bobby Womack & J.J Johnson-across 110th street.

24 Carat Black-ghetto : misfortune's wealth.

Prince-purple rain.

D'Angelo-brown sugar.

Ellis, Saturday, 15 October 2005 07:59 (8 years ago) Permalink

Curtis Mayfield-roots.

Lightnin' Rod-hustler's convention.

Isaac Hayes-tough guys.

Ellis, Saturday, 15 October 2005 08:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

Defunkt - Razor's Edge
Thermonuclear Sweat
Fela - everything

steve ketchup, Saturday, 15 October 2005 15:18 (8 years ago) Permalink

Curtis Mayfield: Curtis (the best soul record ever?)
The Meters: Rejuvenation (the best funk band ever?)
Fela Kuti: Afrodisiac (his funkiest set)
Earth Wind & Fire: Live in '75
Marlena Shaw: Out of Different Bags

Tuomas (Tuomas), Saturday, 15 October 2005 16:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

500. Motown's Greatest Hits Vol. 1

LOCK DUMB THREAD

Confounded (Confounded), Saturday, 15 October 2005 16:50 (8 years ago) Permalink

Curtis Mayfield - There's No Place Like America Today
Parliament - Motor Booty Affair

Patrick South (Patrick South), Saturday, 15 October 2005 17:57 (8 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...
Headhunters w/ Herbie Hancock - Thrust
Headhunters w/ Herbie Hancock - Survival Of The Fittest
Groove Collective - Groove Collective
Groove Collective - We The People
Groove Collective - Dance of the Drunken Master
Freddie Hubbard - Red Clay
Iceberg Slim - Reflections
Parliament - The Clones Of Dr. Funkenstein
Sir Joe Quarterman - How High
The Propostions - Funky Desposition
The Meters Anthology - Funkify Your Life
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Live Mardi Gras in Montreux
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band - We Got Robbed (Live In New Orleans)
Milt Jackson - Sunflower
Archie Bell & The Drells - Tighten Up
Medeski, Martin & Wood - Notes From The Underground

gsbe, Thursday, 20 April 2006 05:10 (8 years ago) Permalink

Someone decided to stop counting so here goes

212. Funkadelic " Lets Take It to The Stage"

Stone (stone), Thursday, 20 April 2006 06:09 (8 years ago) Permalink

213. O'Jays "Backstabbers"
214. Bootsy Collins "Aaah..The Name Is Boosty Baby"

Stone (stone), Thursday, 20 April 2006 06:12 (8 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...


215. Creative Source - Creative Source

ripping records dad wants on his ipod, came across this. couple of disco stompers, couple of bill withers covers. vocal arrangements are lovely.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NLJEDS93

sound quality kinda meh, most of dad's stuff is pretty beat up and i need to sort the belt out on his turntable. will post a bunch more stuff if it hasn't been discussed to death on here before.

Crackle Box, Sunday, 27 January 2008 15:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

Sam Cooke, Live at the Harlem Square Club 1963

"Ah ONE, ah TWO, ah PUT IT ANYWHERE!"

Jake Brown, Sunday, 27 January 2008 16:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

216 Ann Peebles - i Can't Stand the Rain
217 Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music

(two LPs overshadowed by their title tracks, by singers who tend to be known only for their hit..... both LPs are great - hear Peebles' One Way Street, and Conley's let Nothing Separate Us)

218 - Bobby Bland -2 Steps from the Blues
219 William Bell - Soul of a Bell

sonofstan, Sunday, 27 January 2008 16:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

4 years pass...

http://www.noise11.com/news/legendary-funk-diva-marva-whitney-passes-away-20121224

RIP Marva. Wow, what a powerful voice

curmudgeon, Monday, 24 December 2012 08:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

She doesn't have her own thread. Just fans of obscure soul and James Brown like Douglas W#lk and others have posted on various threads about her

curmudgeon, Monday, 24 December 2012 18:21 (1 year ago) Permalink


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