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Some awesome soul, MPB, Bossa Nova etc records that don't get enough love on Sputnik, and general digs.
1Milton Nascimento and Lo Borges
Clube Da Esquina

Kinda Brazil's answer to The White Album, even though I didn't agree with that
comparison at first. Great clean production. Double LP but it flies by.
2Lo Borges
Lo Borges

Only runs for about half an hour. Some songs feel like fragments and it doesn't
always flow all that well but it's all part of the charm.
3Donny Hathaway

Ridiculously awesome live soul record. He sounds similar to Stevie Wonder. The
band is really great and it's the most 'musical' audience I've ever heard.
4Marvin Gaye
Here, My Dear

The soul equivalent of Blood on the Tracks (only not quite as good). Double LP with
a bit of filler. The songs aren't always immediate and the lyrics are ultra personal
and specific.
5Curtis Mayfield
Super Fly

Funky soul record. Excellent songwriting, clever lyrics. Soundtrack to a film that
works seamlessly as an LP. Perfect arrangements. Gets a bit of love on Sputnik.
6Curtis Mayfield

Has half the number of ratings of ^ but an awesome record. Arrangements are
stellar again.
7Minnie Riperton
Come To My Garden

Sang backing vocals on Stevie records, and also sang 'Lovin' You' which was
covered by that guy on South Park with the bomb on the donkey rigged to
detonate if he hits the high F. She has a million octave voice. The arrangements
are massive. Not as perfectly suited as some of the others on the list but it works.
It's like baroque pop meets soul, so it's a different vibe to the early 70s smooth
8Stevie Wonder
Songs in the Key of Life

239 votes aren't enough.
9Stevie Wonder
10Gal Costa

Psychedelic album from Brazil in the late 60s. Bit more freaky and out
11Al Green
Call Me
12Bill Withers
Just As I Am
13Elis Regina and Antonio Carlos Jobim
Elis And Tom

Elis Regina has one of the best voices I've ever heard. Songs are great and the
arrangements aren't overbearing like alot of stuff from this era.
14Nara Leao
Dez Anos Depois

Double album. Great voice.
15Elis Regina
Como & Porque
17Antonio Carlos Jobim

Arrangements are bit heavy for me but 3.5
18Astrud Gilberto
The Shadow of Your Smile
19Astrud Gilberto
I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do
20Stan Getz
21Al Green
Let's Stay Together
22 Chico Buarque
23Jorge Ben
A Tabua de Esmeralda
24Milton Nascimento
Milagre Dos Peixes
25Milton Nascimento
26David Bowie
Young Americans

Plastic soul?
27David Bowie
Station to Station
28Otis Redding
Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
29Erykah Badu
30Erykah Badu
Mama's Gun
31Gal Costa
32James Brown
Love, Power, Peace

Band is ridiculous. Amazing live album.
33The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds

47th anniversary of release during the week.
34John Coltrane
35John Coltrane
Sun Ship
36John Coltrane
37Alice Coltrane
Ptah, The El Dauod
38The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Are You Experienced?
39Joao Gilberto
Joao Gilberto

Forgot to add this up above. This is worth a listen if you like Nick Drake's 'Pink
Moon' or albums that stripped back.
q7P1zJlA this song is amazing to me. love the production too.
40 John Coltrane
Olé Coltrane

Choo Choo Trane/I Can't Believe It's Not Clarified Butter. Title track slays.
41The National
Trouble Will Find Me

I don't like it as much as High Violet or Boxer yet after two listens but people say
it's a grower.
42James Blake
45Leonard Cohen
Songs of Leonard Cohen
46Pink Floyd
The Dark Side of the Moon
47McCoy Tyner
Mothership Connection
Sign O' The Times
50Roberta Flack
Killing Me Softly
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