Funk/Soul gems found at the 2015 Record Store Day

So I found two albums from the 1970s when I was digging deep at the Sydney Record Store Day this last weekend. They both hit all my buttons of finding something that:
- captures a place and time;
- had an impact on subsequent genres or musicians;
- not known to me  (but most probably known to countless others);
- bloody awesome.

I am sure there is so much more that can be said about these albums, the artists and musicians and the production. If you want to read that type of information go here and here. I recommend just clicking and listening and making up your mind.

Alone Again, Naturally (1972),  Esther Phillips

Unreleased Complete Broadcast of 1976 Concert (WRVR-FM), Gil Scott-Heron with Brain Jackson and the Midnight Band