I do like some of the 70's soul as well, but I am not too found of funk. However, I think the early 70's work by Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield is excellent though.
Here are a couple of favourites of mine:
Bobby Freeman with C'mon and Swim. It was written by Sly Stewart of Sly & The Family Stone fame. It's also Sly who plays the excellent lead guitar in this one.
Betty Everett - You're no good, Betty are mostly famous for her big hit Shoop Shoop Song, but this one is ten time better I think.
The Flirtations - Nothing But A Heartache. American group who moved to UK in the late 60's due to the popular northern soul scene. This is a classic among northern soul fans.
Edited by Swede, 23 September 2010 - 10:17 AM.