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Sweet sole man

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Rufus Thomas “Crown Prince of Dance”  Stax Records  A great double-sided cover of the “prince” in full flight and resting on his deserved throne.  From 1974.  Enjoy “The Funky Bird” here!  (A follow up to “Do the Funky Chicken” from 5 years earlier!)  In the lyrics Rufus says “I’m going to jump on him with both feet” – seems apropo of the cover.

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Sitting on top of the world

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“Today’s Youth”  Little Janice  Pzazz Records  (1969)   Vocals and r& B guitar work by Janice Tyrone out of Kingsville, Texas.  Includes all her singles, as well as some other finger poppin tunes, like “Walk Right In”.   A great original pressing – female soul funk. wonderful cover.

This beautiful peice is up for auction this week ON EBAY along with 100+ other ODDBALL, XIAN, GARAGE, EXPLOITO PSYCH, SURF, SOUL, FUNK, CHEESECAKE, BEATNIK, SOUNDTRACKS from the LP Cover Lover archives!

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Little Queenie

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Marie “Queenie” Lyons  “Soul Fever” (LISTEN)  DeLuxe Records   Solid original press rare female soul funk classic!  Up for auction now HERE.

THIS WEEK 100+ ODDBALL, XIAN, GARAGE, EXPLOITO PSYCH, SURF, SOUL, FUNK, CHEESECAKE, SOUNDTRACKS & MORE…  FROM THE “LP COVER LOVER” COLLECTION!

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Soul searching

aHyNHMV3ll7omfm3s12FnymXo1_500 copyWe’re looking for a series of French LP compilations of classic Atlantic soul acts doing rock and pop covers.  Like Wilson Pickett doing Love is a Beautiful Thing, and a soul/horns version of Sunshine of Your Love, that kind of stuff.   The covers were illustrated, no photographs.  Can any of our French “cover lovers” help us find any of these?  Perhaps even send a photo?  Thanks for any info!

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Sweethearts of the rodeo

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“Cowboys to Girls”   The Intruders  Gamble Records (Philadelphia)  (1968)   Written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.

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Say it loud

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Here’s this week’s exciting new find.  “Black is Beautiful”  The Douglass High School Choir, Orchestra, Chorus  (Oklahoma City)   Century Records – Dimension 70  (1970)  “Black Is Beautiful”

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Put the boogie in your butt

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Kool & The Gang  “Spirit  of the Boogie”  De-Lite Records  (1975)  Great funky instrumentals from the band that James Brown once said was the funkiest of its time.  Check out the title cut here!    A follow-up of sorts to their hit of the previous year, “Jungle Boogie.”  This one opens with a Sly and the Family Stone riff and moves into a Jimmy Castor-type groove.

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This is dedicated to the one I love!

“It Takes Two”  Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston  Tamla Motown Records

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Super Fly!

Jimmy McGriff  “Fly Dude”  Groove Merchant Records (1972)

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Work it

A mis-printed sleeve for this French German Vogue single of Dionne Warwick’s big hit – “WALK on By”.

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