Hand picked records important to the history of Soul Strut. This is updated (almost) daily.
Ranked #162 in the Soul Strut 200
Quintessential album for fans of the 70s "sweet soul" genre. The Ambassadors released quite a few 45s on Atlantic and the cult Philly R&B label, ARTIC. This was their only LP. The harmonies on this record could melt butter and the production is the prototypical Gamble and Huff Philly sound. It was recorded in 1969, so the drums are nice and crisp which made it a favorite for hip hop production. Pete Rock fans will get a kick out of the tune "Ain'T Got The Love (Of One Girl On My Mind)". The ashes of this band went on to form Creme d'Coco which had a minor disco hit "Doin the Dog" in 1979 and was later featured in Grand Theft Auto 4.