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Rare Groove

Rare Groove is by definition music of a high quality, scarce or left-field. Tracks that attain rare groove status can originate from virtually any of the music styles featured on this site and from any era. The phrase was first coined in the mid 80s and since then there have been rare groove 'booms' in styles such as 70s funk and mellow grooves. Often misused as a description for club classics, rare groove is usually initiated by the more knowledgeable DJs and can also result from current trends. Many tracks came to prominence in this way which were originally little known or overlooked.
Margie Alexander
Laura Allan
America
H. Andrews
A Taste Of Honey
A Taste Of Honey
A Taste Of Honey
Bar-Kays
Bar-Kays
Keith Barrow
Keith Barrow
Ethel Beatty
Archie Bell & The Drells
Black Ice
Don Blackman
Arnold Blair
Blue Magic
Bennie Braxton
Johnny Bristol
Brother To Brother
Jocelyn Brown
Vernon Burch
Solomon Burke
Solomon Burke
California Executives
Valerie Carter
C-Brand
Cerrone
Cheyenne
Chi-Lites
Chocolate Milk
Ci Ci
Clausel
Club Nouveau
Natalie Cole
Jimmy Conwell
Dave 'Baby' Cortez
Crack Of Dawn
Crystal Clear
Carl Davis & Chi Sound Orchestra
Tyrone Davis
Tyrone Davis
Dells
Detroit Emeralds
Lamont Dozier
Dramatics
Dreamboy
Earth Wind & Fire
El Coco
Emotions
Emotions
Eramus Hall
Eramus Hall
Coke Escovedo
MaryAnn Farra & Satin Soul
Faze-O
First Class
Foxy
Futures
Bobby Glover
Hard Cover
Sterling Harrison
Sandi Havens
Jesse Henderson
Hidden Strength
Rick Holmes
Rupert Holmes
Willie Hutch
Leroy Hutson
Independent Movement
Instant Funk
Instant Funk
Instant Funk
Isley Brothers
Isley Brothers
Isley Brothers
Millie Jackson & Isaac Hayes
Randy Jackson
Jackson Sisters
Josie James
Syl Johnson
Jones Girls
Karin Jones
Margie Joseph
Margie Joseph
Margie Joseph
Joytones
Denise Kelly & Fame
Vanessa Kendrick
Rick Kellis feat. Billy Thompson
George Kerr feat. Tracy Spurlin
Michael James Kirkland
Lew Kirton
L.A. Boppers
Last Poets
Latimore
Almeta Lattimore
Lemuria
Little Beaver
Loose Change
Marion Love
Love Affair
Love Unlimited Orchestra
Freddie Lowe
L.T.D.
Magic Lady
Main Ingredient
Donny Mann
Marcus
Mark IV
Barbara Mason
Curtis Mayfield
Curtis Mayfield
Gwen McCrae
Gwen McCrae
McGee
Mellae
M.F.S.B.
M.F.S.B.
Mickey & Sylvia
Midnight Star
Buddy Miles
Stephanie Mills
Prince Phillip Mitchell
Mystique
Natural Four
Ndugu & The Chocolate Jam Co.
James Nelson
Odyssey
O'Jays
Steve Parks
Bobby Patterson
Kellee Patterson
Billy Paul
Greg Perry
Pointer Sisters
Positive Force
Pure Pleasure
Raw Soul Express
René & Angela
Rockie Robbins
Ron & Candy
David Ruffin & Eddie Kendricks
Debbie S.
Boz Scaggs
Marilyn Scott
Marlena Shaw
Wayne Shorter
Side Effect
Labi Siffre
Labi Siffre
Silk
Splendor
Staple Singers
Starvue
Candi Staton
Stylistics
Sugarhill Gang
Supremes
Sweet Obsession
Sylvia
Sylvia
Tavares
Debbie Taylor
Johnnie Taylor
Ten City
Freddie Terrell
Jean Terrell
Three Ounces Of Love
Three Pieces
Three Pieces
Trammps
True Reflection
Unlimited Touch
Velvet Hammer feat. Walter Smith
Whirlwind
Whispers
Michelle Wiley
Charles Williams
Esther Williams
Linda Williams
Bobby Wilson
Reuben Wilson
Windy City Orchestra
Belita Woods
Betty Wright
Edna Wright
Milton Wright
Rita Wright
Yarbrough & Peoples
What You Tryin' To Do To Me
Opening Up To You
Slow Down
Steppin' Out
Rescue Me
Sukiyaki
I Love You
Open Your Heart
Feels Like I'm Falling In Love
You Know You Want To Be Loved
If It's Love That You're Looking For
It's Your Love
It's Hard Not To Like You
Blind Over You
Holding You Loving You
Trying To Get Next To You
Welcome To The Club
Come To Me
If I Can't Stop You
In The Bottle
If I Can't Have Your Love
Lovely Lady
You & Your Baby Blues
Over And Over (Hugging And Loving)
I Don't Know Why
Trying To Get To You
Plenty Of Love
Music Of Life
Come Back To Me
Inner City Blues
How About Love
(You Got Me) Hypnotized
Let Me Love You
Share Your Love
La Costa
Mellow Mellow Me
Unaddressed Letter
How Many Times
Stay With Me
Windy City Theme
In The Mood
Never Stopped Loving You
Ain't It A Shame
Baby Let Me Take You
Why Can't We Be Lovers
Toast To The Fool
Don't Go
Feelin' Blue
One Step Back For Love
Shouting Out Love
You're The One
Your Love Is My Desire
Just Me And You
I Wouldn't Change A Thing
Stoned Out Of My Mind
Riding High
Me & My Gemini
Mademoiselle
Ain't No Time Fa Nothing
It's My Turn
Do You Care (Like You Say You Do)
You've Got That Thing
Happy
I Did It Again
I Don't Want To Be A Lone Ranger
Remember To Remember
So Beautiful It Hurts
I Can Sho' Give You Love
All Because Of You
Slippin' Away
It's Cool
Can You See Where I'm Coming From
So Glad I'm The One
If You Were There
Shout
My Love Is Your Love
Sweet Music Soft Lights And You
How Can I Be Sure
I Believe In Miracles
Win Your Love
Is It Because I'm Black
This Feeling's Killing Me
Ready Ready Love
I Can't Move No Mountains
Come On Back To Me Lover
Let's Stay Together
This Love (That I'm Giving You)
I'd Like To Get Into You
90% Of Me Is You
Party For Two
If You Could Read My Mind
Hang On In There
Something Special
You Did It Good
It's A Trip
Sweet Vibrations
These Memories
Hunk Of Heaven
Party Down
I Wanna Hold On To You
Can't Forget About You Baby
Can't Stop Loving You
Strange Games & Things
Decisions
Lovers Everywhere
Hold Tight
Happiness Is Just Around The Bend
Treat Me Like A Stranger
Love They Don't Know You
If You Can't Tell Me Something Good
Give Me Your Love
You're So Good To Me
Tripping Out
All This Love That I'm Giving
90% Of Me Is You
Stay With Me
Free
Use Ta Be My Guy
Summertime And I'm Feelin' Mellow
Because You Do It To Me
Feels So Good
Got To Find Ms. Right
Movin' In The Right Direction
I'm So Happy
Fill You Up
Try Love Again
Come Into My Life Again
Mellow Mellow Me
Battened Ships
Don't You Know A True Love
Movin' In The Right Direction
I Get My Groove From You
I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby
East
Come On Down 
Don't It Drive You Crazy
Tell Me What You See
By My Side
The Way We Live
Secret Rendezvous
You And Me
Lovely Weekend
Don't Know Why You're Dreaming
Try My Love
Jojo
Let's Be Friends
Without You In My Life
Lonely Afternoons
Georgy Porgy
The Vulture
I Got The
I Can't Stop (Turning You On)
Splendorland
Let's Do It Again
Body Fusion
Too Hurt To Cry
We Should Be Lovers
Passion Play
Come Into My Life
I Want To Know
Sweet Stuff
Pillow Talk
Bad Times
Just Don't Pay
Your Love Is Rated X
Put Love Where You Want It
You Had It Made
How Can You Live Without Love
In The Middle Of The Feeling
I Need You Girl
If Only I Could Prove To You
Stop And Think
That's Where I'm Coming From
Carry On
I Can't Believe
Don't Let Him Get The Best Of You
I'm The One For You
I Feel So At Home Here
Standing In The Way
Last Night Changed It All
Elevate Our Minds
Here Is Where The Love Is
Stoned Out Of My Mind
Windy City Theme
That's When I'll Stop Loving You
Value Your Love
Oops Here I Go Again
Keep It Up
Touch Me Take Me
Special

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Elektra LP
Warner Bros. LP
Balance LP
Capitol LP
Capitol LP
Capitol LP
Mercury LP
Mercury LP
Columbia LP
Columbia LP
Uno Melodic 12"
Philadelphia LP
Amherst LP
Arista LP
Gemigo LP
Atco LP
Phanelson 12"
Ariola LP
Turbo LP
Posse 12"
SRI LP
Chess LP
Chess LP
Williams 12"
Columbia LP
Spring 12"
Atlantic LP
Shady Brook LP
Brunswick LP
RCA LP
Creative Funk 12"
Upright 12"
King Jay LP
Capitol LP
Macola 12"
All Platinum
DBA 12"
Polydor LP
Chi-Sound LP
Columbia LP
Columbia LP
Chi-Sound LP
Westbound LP
Invictus LP
Volt LP
Qwest LP
Columbia LP
AVI LP
Stax LP
Red Label LP
Westbound LP
Westbound LP
Mercury LP
Brunswick LP
She LP
All Platinum LP
Dash LP
Philadelphia LP
Columbia LP
Shanty Town LP
Phonorecords LP
Great Atlantic 12"
Land Of Hits 12"
United Artists 12"
Gold Mink 12"
MCA LP
Motown LP
Curtom LP
Polydor 12"
Salsoul LP
Salsoul LP
TSOP LP
T-Neck LP
RCA LP
Motown LP
Polydor LP
Epic LP
Urban 12"
TPL LP
Twinight LP
Philadelphia LP
Handshake LP
Atlantic LP
Atlantic LP
Atlantic LP
Coed LP
20th Century LP
Glades LP
Sedona 12"
Harbor Light LP
Bryan LP
TK LP
Mercury LP
Casablanca LP
Glades LP
Mainstream LP
Heaven LP
Cat LP
Casablanca LP
Capitol LP
United Artists LP
20th Century LP
Sirocco LP
A&M LP
A&M LP
RCA LP
United Artists LP
Marcus 12"
Brite Lite 12"
Buddah LP
Curtom LP
Curtom LP
Cat LP
Cat LP
TMG LP
LARC LP
Philadelphia LP
Philadelphia LP
All Platinum LP
Solar LP
Columbia LP
ABC LP
Atlantic LP
Curtom LP
Curtom LP
Epic LP
Teri De LP
MoWest LP
Astroscope LP
Solid Smoke LP
Paula LP
Shady Brook LP
Philadelphia LP
Casablanca LP
Blue Thumb LP
Sugarhill 12"
Detroit LP
Cat LP
Capitol LP
A&M LP
Inner City LP
RCA LP
Flaming Arrow LP
Columbia LP
Atco LP
South Bay LP
Columbia LP
Elektra LP
Capitol LP
Capitol LP
Philadelphia LP
Columbia LP
Curtom LP
Midwest Int. LP
Fame LP
Philadelphia LP
Sugarhill LP
Motown LP
Epic LP
Vibration LP
Vibration LP
Capitol LP
Arista LP
Columbia LP
Atlantic LP
Capitol LP
A&M LP
Motown LP
Fantasy LP
Fantasy LP
Golden Fleece LP
Atco LP
Prelude LP
Chila 12"
Roulette LP
Solar LP
20th Century LP
EMI LP
Friends & Co. 12"
Arista LP
Chain LP
Cadet LP
Chi-Sound LP
Moira LP
Alston LP
RCA LP
Alston LP
Jet LP
RCA LP
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