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Vinyl? Check! #31: Whisper Sweet Nothings

If you don’t have Kool & the Gang’s 1976 Open Sesame in your collection, PLEASE go get it. You will not be disappointed. They experiment with harmony and funk and …
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Vinyl? Check! #29: This is for…The System

I was looking through the latest issue of Shook magazine and ran across an article with The System’s Mic Murphy. I was totally unaware that they worked on Mtume’s Juicy
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Vinyl? Check! #28: Born To Do It!

The majority of times when I purchase vinyl I let the recording artist or the album credits influence my purchase. Seldom, do I purchase an album based on the cover. …
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Vinyl? Check! #27: I AM feeling this!

Smokey Robinson is one of the greatest singer/songwriter/producers of the 20th Century! Take for example this 1974 album, Pure Smokey, which was released on Motown. The whole album will …
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Vinyl? Check! #26: Don’t Give Up the Fight!

Mainstream radio does a great job of keeping you abreast of the Ohio Player’s funkier tunes, but they have many great ballads as well. The title song, Angel, being …
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Vinyl? Check! #25: Is There A Better Way To Ask For It?

I think it’s only fitting that Bobby Womack’s 1981 album is titled The Poet. Who else but a poet would ask their soulmate to lay the lovin on them? …
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Vinyl? Check! # 24: Space is the Place

Vinyl? Check! # 24: Space is the Place

This one is special to me because my dad sent me in search of this album years ago. I actually found it this Sunday while spinning with JuniorStar, Jubal, JTD …
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Vinyl? Check! # 23: Change is Gooood!

This funky number, Changes, is from the movie Report to the Commissioner and appears on Burch’s 1975 album, I’ll Be Your Sunshine. That’s Burch on the guitar and …
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Vinyl? Check! # 22: Dadgummit I know that sample!!!

I JUST saw the Debarge’s UNSUNG on TV1 and decided to check out some old Switch albums. When this song, My Friend in the Sky, began I knew it …
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Vinyl? Check! # 22: Perfect Strangers

This 1978 Rufus/Chaka Khan collaboration, Street Player is just dope all the way around. It includes the magnificent soul gem, Stay, and one of my newfound favorites Stranger To
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Vinyl? Check! # 21:Feeling the Vibes

Love Will Bring Us Back Together is the song that usually gets the most attention off of Roy Ayer’s 1979 Polydor album Fever. As can be expected there are …
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Vinyl? Check! # 20:The Stylistics Are So Good & More…

I was reading Waxpoetics #33 and noticed that it gave only a brief mention of The Stylistics time under the direction of Hugo & Luigi and Van McCoy. I pulled …
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