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Brazilian Rhyme
Brazilian Rhyme (7" repress) (1 per customer)
Cat: ATH 043. Rel: 07 Feb 20
  1. Brazilian Rhyme (extended mix) (4:33)
  2. My Love (4:32)
Review: Absolute gold from Earth Wind & Fire that was only ever included as filler track on their 1977 All N All album, it's been a staple sample across house and hip-hop ever since, utilised creatively by everyone from Tribe Called Quest and Danny Krivit. Previously only 80 seconds long, Fryer has managed to unearth a previously unreleased extended version that really digs into those honeyed harmonies. "My Love" takes us four years forward to their 13th album Raise! where the musical emphasis has developed from all-out vocal soul to a more restrained rare groove feel. One per customer, AOTN aren't messing around on this one.
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Farandole
Farandole (7") (1 per customer)
Cat: OG 038. Rel: 06 Feb 20
  1. Bob James - "Farandole" (DNA edit) (4:07)
  2. DJ Muggs & Planet Asia - "Lions In The Forest" (feat B Real) (3:48)
Review: The Originals crew kick off their new decade with more red hot funk heat they've got us accustomed to. This time it is jazz-funk great Bob James on the a-side with "Farandole", a classic that has been chopped down the size for this 45 by the crack crew behind DNA. Flip-side "Lions In The Forest" finds DJ Muggs sampling that one and reworking it into a big b-boy tune with rhythms from Planet Asia and a guest spot from B-Real. This is proper heat for the floor that oozes quality.
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Queen City Soul Dynamite!
Queen City Soul Dynamite! (limited hand-numbered 7'') (1 per customer)
Cat: MUKAT 068. Rel: 20 Jan 20
  1. The Boys In The Band - "Pain" (First Time On vinyl)
  2. Little Fint - "Pain"
Review: Upfront to Juno ! New Mukatsuku 45 from America Mid West with two versions of ''Pain'' with The Boys In The Band version never seeing a commercial vinyl release and in our opinion far superior ! Little Flint's wobby intro original version sells upwards of 400 GBP when you can find a clean copy. Hand-numbered to 500 units one off limited pressing.Strictly no repress

Wayne Perry & Randy Mcnutt decided to record a version of Pain in a power Soul Rock mode which were all the range in Cincinnati, Ohio at the time of the recording around 1973.The Boys In The Band version features Wayne singing solo but was never released. What was released was the Little Flint version (a name that Wayne had chosen as an alto ego guise ) and assisted with that version by an uncredited vocalist from Alaska singing live singing on top of the same rhythm track. Other band members included Roger 'Jellyroll' Troy on bass,Jerry Love on drums,Gary Boston on guitar,Craig Shenafield & Terry Burnside on brass (all five had played on sessions/backed James Brown at certain points in their careers) plus the young B-3 Organist Terry Hoskins who was just 17 at the time.DJ support from The Allergies so far..

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Little Sister
Cat: TR 277. Rel: 13 Feb 20
  1. Little Sister (part 1) (3:02)
  2. Little Sister (part 2 - instrumental) (2:58)
Review: Some sizzling deep funk business here from TRAMP Records, as the venerable German reissue imprint offers a fresh pressing of an obscure 1975 single from Walt Maddox's Super M label. It was Maddox who produced "Little Sister", though little is known about the band that recorded it. The A-side "Part 1" vocal version is superb. It features addictive group vocals, prominent flute solos and the kind of wah-wah-heavy, flash-fried deep funk grooves that were all the rage at the time. The flipside "Part 2 (Instrumental)" mix strips away the lead vocal, emphasizes the groove further and gives greater prominence to the flute and organ parts. It's great, too, though we still prefer the A-side.
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Saluf
Saluf (7")
Cat: SYL 008. Rel: 12 Feb 20
  1. Saluf (5:04)
  2. Badawee (4:22)
Review: While his releases are always rooted in the twin attractions of jazz and psychedelia, Israeli producer Kutiman tends not to stick to one specific sound for very long. Having flitted between numerous styles in the last 12 months he's decided this time to focus on desert funk. He begins by mixing North African and Middle Eastern influences on the hip-wiggling dancefloor fuzziness of "Saluf" - an ear-pleasing affair rich in mazy organ solos, punchy horns, spacey Moog lines and an infectious and potent handclap-heavy rhythm. Flipside "Badawee" is a deeper and more luxurious affair, where intergalactic synthesizer lines and flowery melodies stretch out across a loose-limbed, bass-heavy groove.
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Lovely Lady
Cat: DYNAM 7063. Rel: 05 Feb 20
  1. Lovely Lady (3:00)
  2. Joy & Pain (Special Dynamite cuts DJ edit) (4:27)
Review: Dynamite excel with this rare bit of superb soul from Vernon Burch. "Lovely Lady" is set to be huge on the more heartfelt dance floors out there - the rolling bass loops sweep you off your feet, hip singing claps bring the joy and the vocal is as feel good and heartwarming as you can imagine. It's a tune that just keeps on going before a special dynamite cuts DJ edit on "Joy & Pain" ups the ante with a more driving disco groove. This one is powered by big horns and funk bass riffs, big backing singers and lead guitars that reach for the heavens. Utterly irresistible.
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Gates Of Ouantou
Cat: MSR 017. Rel: 23 Jan 20
  1. Gates Of Ouantou (7" edit) (4:40)
  2. Man In The Field (4:46)
Review: Matasuna Records' dusty-fingered owners always have one eye on the world of self-released music, scrolling through untold Bandcamp pages to find buried treasure. They've struck gold with Batunga and the Subprimes, a Parisian Afrobeat band who have toured extensively but never before appeared on vinyl - hence this two-track seven-inch single. Both sides are sizzling hot. A-side "Gates of Oauntou" is marked out by some superb, Tony Allen style polyrhythmic drumming, hazy horns and clipped guitars, with the talented ensemble delivering a detailed floor-shaker that should appeal to all those that love Fela Kuti. The spirit of the Nigerian great can also be heard in flipside "Man In The Field", an altogether heavier and punchier affair that's as infectious as tropical fever and twice as sweaty.
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Why You Buggin'
  1. Andy Cooper - "Why You Buggin'" (feat The Allergies) (3:14)
  2. Dr Syntax/Pete Cannon - "Downtime" (The Allergies remix) (3:27)
Review: More all-action fare from the popular Bomb Strikes label, an imprint that has gradually moved away from the party-hearty mash-ups and bootleg remixes on which it made its name. This tidy seven-inch single is notable for the presence of Bristol crew The Allergies. On the A-side they guest on Andy Cooper's "Why You Buggin", a bustling, funk-fuelled fusion of hip-hop and rock that sounds like a wholehearted tribute to the Beastie Boys circa "Licensed To Ill". Over on the flip the West Country party-starters turn remixers, delivering a head nodding, toe-tapping take on Dr Syntax and Pete Canon's hip-hop/funk/ska fusion number "Downtime". Like the A-side, it sounds like a bona fide dancefloor bomb.
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Edits
Edits (7")
Cat: MSR 016. Rel: 12 Dec 19
  1. Think (Retro Roland Riso Perfecto rework) (4:27)
  2. Get Out Of My Way (Retro Roland Riso Eterno Regroove) (3:47)
Review: Earlier in the year, Matasuna Records reissued two rare and exceedingly hard to find tracks by Peruvian band Bossa 70. They'll soon be offering up more original cuts from the band's sought-after debut album, but before then they're treating us to two dancefloor-focused re-edits of Bossa 70 classics by American DJ/producer Retro Roland Riso. On the A-side he delivers a DJ-friendly "Perfecto Edit" of Think, a horn-heavy slab of Peruvian funk rich in rubbery beats and hazy bass. Just as cheery and life affirming is his interpretation of "Get Out Of My Way". This is an altogether heavier, faster and more stomping revision, though it's the vibrancy of the psychedelic era Latin funk backing track that really sets the pulse racing.
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The Notorious JB's: The Big Payback (reissue)
The Notorious JB's: The Big Payback (reissue) (numbered clear vinyl LP limited to 150 copies) (1 per customer)
Cat: NOTORIOUSJBS LTD CLEAR. Rel: 30 Jan 20
  1. Intro Theme (0:41)
  2. BIG Poppa's Got A Brand New Bag (3:58)
  3. Sex Machine Gun Funk (4:07)
  4. Ten Crack Commandments (feat Fela Kuti) (3:28)
  5. Don't Do Drugs PSA (interlude) (0:44)
  6. The BIG Payback (5:49)
  7. Kick In The Door (3:33)
  8. Say It Loud (I'm Black & Proud) (3:17)
  9. Everyday Struggle (3:59)
  10. Stay In School PSA (outro) (0:22)
  11. Think BIG (bonus track) (2:29)
Review: It might not be quite as groundbreaking as Dangermouse's "The Grey Album", which expertly blended elements of The Beatles "The White Album" with Jay-Z acapellas, but Amerigo Gazzaway's fusion of James Brown and the Notorious B.I.G is equally as impressive in its own way. His blends of Brown breaks, vocal snippets and instrument samples with hip-hop beats and Biggie Smalls acapellas are uniformly brilliant, expertly crafted, imaginative and undeniably dancefloor-friendly. It's the sort of album that you didn't think that you needed but really do; certainly, any of the 11 tracks will get a rapturous response when unleashed on dancefloors.
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 in stock $24.45
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Reach Up: Disco Wonderland Volume 2
BBE
Cat: BBE 486CLP. Rel: 22 Jan 20
  1. Will Sessions & Amp Fiddler - "Lost Without You" (feat Dames Brown - DJ Andy Smith re-edit) (5:47)
  2. The New Jersey Connection - "Love Don’t Come Easy" (6:36)
  3. Ted Taylor - "Ghetto Disco" (6:57)
  4. Full Intention & Nick Reach Up - "Night Of My Life" (feat Jazz Morley) (5:13)
  5. Cela - "I'm In Love" (7:15)
  6. Chain Reaction - "Dance Freak" (6:43)
  7. Disco Circus - "Get Up & Dance" (Bad Bikini re-edit) (7:02)
  8. Gregg Diamond - "Star Cruiser" (6:05)
  9. The Gibson Brothers - "Heaven" (7:25)
  10. The Emotions - "You're The Best" (6:14)
  11. Greg Henderson - "Dreamin" (7:17)
  12. Claudja Barry - "Sweet Dynamite" (4:08)
  13. Serious Intention - "You Dont Know" (Crissy Kybosh remix) (6:58)
  14. The Armada Orchestra - "For The Love Of Money" (6:18)
  15. Ronnie Jones - "You & I" (5:54)
Review: It would be fair to say that Bristolian selector Andy Smith has extremely deep crates. It's for this reason that he's been responsible for tons of killer compilations over the years. This one, the second in his disco, boogie and proto-house focused "Reach Up" series, is another gem. It cheerily moves between disco old and new, mixing tried-and-tested classic cuts from the likes of the New Jersey Connection, Ted Taylor, Chain Reaction and The Gibson Brothers with more recent retro-futurist cuts (see his subtly house-friendly re-edit of Will Session and Amp Fiddler's superb "Lost Without You" and Full Intention and Nick Reach Up's modern electrofunk treat "Night of My Life"). While confirmed disco enthusiasts may own some of the tracks already, there's enough lesser known goodness to make the compilation an essential purchase.
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If It Ain't Funky Back It Up
If It Ain't Funky Back It Up (7") (1 per customer)
Cat: JAL 268V. Rel: 22 Mar 18
  1. If It Ain't Funky Back It Up (part 1) (2:34)
  2. If It Ain't Funky Back It Up (part 2) (2:43)
Review: Following his brazenly funky comeback last year, Danny Bennett's Soopasoul projects springs back into action for 2018 with another superlative hoedown. Slippery guitars, peaky horns and a tightly coiled break are wrapped up tightly by warm soul vocal that packs a clear message we should all live our lives by: if the situation doesn't meet expected funk requirements, it's best reversed out of view until it does meet the criteria. With funk proportions of such scale it needs two parts, there's no question of whether this 45" needs backing up or not. (It definitely doesn't.)
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 in stock $10.06
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Stank Soul Edits Vol 5
Cat: BBP 170. Rel: 07 Nov 19
  1. Funky Diggin' (2:57)
  2. Dynamic B-Boy (3:05)
Review: Stanky sickness from the Brizzle's double M funk machine, Mako & Mr Bristow return with the fifth instalment of their deeply dug (and consistently sold out) Stank Soul Edits series. For this edition we're treated to a heavy weave of breaks and dusty grooves on "Funky Diggin'" and something a little more cosmic and psychedelic on the B with "Dynamic B-Boy". Stick it to the man and get busy on the dancefloor.
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 in stock $7.35
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Get On Board EP
Cat: GAMM 143. Rel: 10 Jan 20
  1. Soleil Jaune (Robert Ouimet & Jski extended) (6:06)
  2. Get On Board (with Robo) (6:48)
Played by: Admin
 in stock $11.42
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Afro Funk & Disco Gems Volume Ten
Afro Funk & Disco Gems Volume Ten (limited 7" in juno exclusive hand-stamped kraft paper inner sleeve + branded card outer sleeve + sticker)
Cat: MUKAT 064. Rel: 01 Apr 19
  1. Peter Yamson - "Everybody Dance" (3:51)
  2. Tala Am - "Get Up Tchamassi" (3:11)
Review: Mukatsuku's long running "Afro Funk & Disco Gems" series has always been a reliable source of obscure, high-quality dancefloor material from the African continent. This tenth edition is another must-have - on the A-side you'll find the synth-laden, boogie-era sunshine of "Everybody Dance", one of the undisputed highlights of Peter Yamson's in-demand (and notably hard to find) "Son Of Africa" LP. With wonderful vocals, glistening guitars, lolloping drum machine beats and some stellar synth work, the track ticks all the right boxes. Over on the flip there's a chance to own Cameroon legend Tala Andre Marie's 1981 classic "Get Up Tchamassi", whose snaking sax lines, elastic slap bass and dreamy chords are nothing less than sensational.As played by The Allergies, DJ Koco, Joe Claussell,Smoov,Kalita, Faze Action,DJ Moar etc
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 in stock $6.51
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Love Goddess
Cat: ATH 066. Rel: 26 Jul 18
  1. Love Goddess (4:30)
  2. Good News (Tired Of Bad News) (4:44)
Review: Athens Of The North have worked with some OGs and veterans in their time but Bobby Boyd is by far one of the biggest and influential. Cutting his teeth in the Lafayette Afro Rock Band before going solo, he recorded a whole host of material that remained unreleased. Until now. "Love Goddess" kicks off the collection with a northern soul stomp, big harmonies backed by a tight, slippery funk groove while "Good News" is golden era Boyd funk with its bright horn work, positive sentiment and driving soul energy. This is an amazing piece of investigatory work by Fryer and co. And there's more, too...
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 in stock $5.43
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Spies Are Watching Me
Cat: FVR 106. Rel: 24 Nov 17
  1. Spies Are Watching Me (7:15)
  2. Le Disco Des Capitales (6:45)
Review: Sounds like it came out of Lagos in 1971, actually written and recorded in Lyon in 2015: Voilaaa is the brainchild of Bruno Hovart whose long relationship with Favorite goes way back to his days as Patchworks, Mr President and The Dynamics. Recording on a whole host of vintage machines and calling upon local African singers both cuts have a real authentic sense of realness; "Spies Are Watching Me" drives with big horns and swooning strings which isn't dissimilar to the work of The Movers, while the TY Boys-esque "Le Disco Des Capitales" is a heavier, more concentrated slab of floor-minded disco where the groove takes more of a forefront role. Apparently there's a whole album of this cooking... We can't wait to hear it.
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Don't You Care
Don't You Care (limited 7")
BGP
Cat: BGPS 046. Rel: 27 Mar 15
  1. Don't You Care (2:47)
  2. Never Did I Stop Loving You (2:32)
Review: Two powerful soul sessions from Alice Clark's eponymous debut 1972 album. "Don't You Care" is a hard-hitting soul standard (that became very popular in acid jazz scene in the early 90s) where Alice opens her heart for all to see while her incredible band ebb and flow with Clark's emotions. "Never Did I Stop Loving You", meanwhile, languishes in sentiment at a slightly lower tempo that allows her to really dig deep for those low notes. The real fun happens as we reach momentum towards the end and every band member brings out their A-game and bounces off each other - backing up Alice every step of the way. You will care about this.
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You're Wasting My Time Part 1&2
BGP
Cat: BGPS 045. Rel: 27 Mar 15
  1. You're Wasting My Time (part 1) (2:52)
  2. You're Wasting My Time (part 2) (3:46)
Review: Released in 1971 and written and recorded by Dave Hamilton (one of Motown's most prolific and influential session players), Sugar Billy Garner plays the consummate band leader over a relentless groove that rolls with drama. Billy gets sweatier, the guitars get busier, the dynamic gets heavier and heavier... So heavy it rolls into a second part. Primed for the floor, it still hits hard 44 years after its release.
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 in stock $7.35
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Butterfly (reissue)
Butterfly (reissue) (heavyweight vinyl LP + insert with obi-strip) (1 per customer)
Cat: BEWITH 028LP. Rel: 22 May 18
  1. I Thought It Was You (7:10)
  2. Tell Me A Bedtime Story (5:10)
  3. Head In The Clouds (3:39)
  4. Maiden Voyage (7:22)
  5. Harvest Time (4:48)
  6. Sunlight (6:16)
  7. Butterfly (6:15)
  8. As (6:11)
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E Novamente Mas Que Nada
  1. Ronaldo Reseda - "E Novamente Mas Que Nada" (5:19)
  2. Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti - "Ginga" (2:57)
Review: The 65th volume in Mr Bongo's admirable Brazil 45s series shines a light on Rio De Janeiro's turn-of-the-'80s boogie scene. On the A-side you'll find "E Novamente Mas Que Nada" by Ronaldo Resado, a five-minute chunk of samba-laced boogie sunshine that was originally featured on the artist's eponymous 1979 debut album. While wonderful, it's slightly overshadowed by flipside cut "Ginga", one of the highlights from Robson Jorge and Lincoln Olivetti's sought-after 1982 full-length (which, incidentally, was recently reissued by Mr Bongo and is well worth checking). Joining the dots between synth-heavy electrofunk, horn-toting disco-funk and languid jazz-funk, the instrumental track is arguably one of the best Brazilian boogie records ever made. Don't sleep.
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 in stock $8.15
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Don't Forget It
Don't Forget It (yellow vinyl LP)
Cat: STH 2419LP. Rel: 07 Feb 20
  1. Intro (0:16)
  2. Don't Forget It (3:32)
  3. Be The One (3:46)
  4. In My Ear (3:50)
  5. Human Like (3:44)
  6. Game To Make Love (2:59)
  7. I Don't Care (3:47)
  8. I Am I Is (3:35)
  9. Whatever (3:34)
  10. So Much Love (3:30)
Review: When he returned to action after three decades with 2018's "Wanna Be Your Man", Bay Area electrofunk musician Prophet was appreciative of the support of Peanut Butter Wolf and designated producer Mndsgn. For "Don't Forget It", his first album, he's decided to flip the script, self-producing a record for the first time since 1984. As a result, the ten tracks on show are a little more raw and sparse than you might expect, with Prophet serving up soulful and emotional songs that brilliantly fuse a variety of sounds and styles (think 1980s AOR rock, hip-hop, electronica, glitch-hop, synth-pop, electrofunk and vaporwave) to create something genuinely new and fresh.
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 in stock $20.39
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Liberated Thoughts
Cat: MSRLP 001. Rel: 06 Apr 17
  1. At The Jubilee Gardens (3:37)
  2. Stonetown Shakedown (4:12)
  3. Bagamoyo (4:30)
  4. Juju Chant #1 (0:51)
  5. Liberated Thoughts (4:14)
  6. Mala Mali (4:47)
  7. People's Republic (3:54)
  8. Fubica (4:21)
  9. Juju Chant #2 (1:02)
  10. Barabara (4:28)
  11. Poacher's Lookout (4:01)
  12. Flowers For Lions (4:10)
Review: David Hanke is a man known for his wild and illustrious array of aliases. Through the years, he's appeared under the names Black Soyls, Madball Scientists, Mankoora and Rengades Of Jazz, among many others. Dem Juju Poets is his latest creation and, needless to say, it is perhaps his most accomplished and mature project to date. We don't want to take anything away from his previous productions but there's just something utterly fluid about this latest reincarnation. Matasuna is the new label to launch this new Liberated Thoughts LP, and we're sure this will go down a storm with all the jazz-funk crew, particularly the followers of Giles Peterson's DJ sound. Hanke's approach is playful and diverse, branching out into all sorts of jazzy vibrations that are tied together by funky, off-kilter outernational vibes. Plenty of breaks, bass bumps, and party moves for all sorts of vinyl playaz - oh boy, check those horns on the masterful "People's Republic"!
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 in stock $16.03
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Harina De Maiz
Cat: MSR 013. Rel: 29 Aug 19
  1. Harina De Maiz (2:57)
  2. Corned Beef Hash (3:03)
Review: Founded in 1967 by singer/producer Carlos Oliva and other Cuban immigrants to the United States, Los Sobrinos del Juez were briefly one of the leading protagonists of the turn-of-the-'70s "Miami Sound" - a humid and intoxicating fusion of blues, rock, funk and dancefloor-focused Latin sounds. Their 1974 debut single "Harina De Maiz" - here reissued for the first time since - is a perfect example of that short lived style, offering up a mixture of wah-wah-guitar and psychedelic organ-powered Latin funk grooves and righteous Cuban vocals. On this edition it comes backed by the previously unheard "Corned Beef Hash", a swinging Latin-jazz number rich in vibraphone solos, jaunty piano riffs and plenty of hip-wiggling percussion.
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 in stock $10.61
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2066
2066 (LP)
Cat: MLP 1010. Rel: 17 Oct 19
  1. Preaching To The Choir (3:18)
  2. Stronger (feat JSwiss) (3:12)
  3. Superstrada (3:14)
  4. Concrete Stardust (3:17)
  5. Where Do We Go From Here (feat Lee Fields) (3:39)
  6. Macumba (3:14)
  7. Take On The World (feat Gizelle Smith) (3:55)
  8. Return To Space (feat Peter Thomas) (4:36)
  9. Golden Shadow (3:00)
  10. Today (3:09)
  11. Here We Go (feat Mocambo Kidz) (3:11)
  12. Bounce That Ass (feat Ice T & Charlie Funk) (4:07)
Review: Having spent much of the last few years offering up tropical grooves under their alternative Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band alias, the Mighty Mocambos have finally got around to recording another funk-focused album. Of course, this is not straight-up revivalist funk or soul in the strict sense, but rather a collection of inventive cuts rooted in bustling breakbeats, fuzzy basslines, razor-sharp guitar riffs and hazy horns. Highlights come thick and fast throughout, from the sweet soul shuffle of Lee Fields collaboration "Where Do We Go From Here" and the rasping dancefloor soul-funk goodness of Gizelle Smith hook-up "Take On The World", to the 1950s sci-fi soundtrack cheeriness of "Return To Space" (featuring legendary composer Peter Thomas), and the synth-fired intergalactic dancefloor goodness of "Golden Shadow".
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 in stock $13.87
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Pieces Of A Man
Pieces Of A Man (gatefold LP)
Cat: FLYD 10143. Rel: 04 May 07
  1. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
  2. Save The Children
  3. Lady Day & John Coltrane
  4. Home Is Where The Hatred Is
  5. When You Are Who You Are
  6. I Think I'll Call It Morning
  7. Pieces Of A Man
  8. A Sign Of The Ages
  9. Or Down You All
  10. The Needle's Eye
  11. The Prisoner
 in stock $15.76
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Bahamas Gone Independent
Bahamas Gone Independent (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: PMD 02. Rel: 03 Oct 19
  1. Bahamas Gone Independent (3:46)
  2. Calypso Funk (2:25)
Review: Island funk and tropical soul collectors often speak in hushed tones about "Bahamas Gone Independent", a hard-to-find 7" single from obscure Bahamian group Babalu & His Headhunters. The good news is that the "45" has finally been reissued. The title track is joyously infectious and summery, with Babalu and his backing band delivering a fine mix of dancefloor-friendly Calypso rhythm, heavy bass, punchy soul horns and all manner of instrument solos to set the pulse racing. Arguably even better is "Calypso Funk", a heavyweight, full-throttle affair that delivers exactly what its title promises and then some.
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 in stock $9.77
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The Champ (Record Store Day 2018)
The Champ (Record Store Day 2018) (limited gold vinyl 7")
Cat: MOV 7046. Rel: 01 May 18
  1. The Champ (2:40)
  2. Sound Of The Witch Doctors (2:51)
Review: Champion sound! Sampled over 500 times but still funkier than a sleepover at Kanye's, The Mohawks "The Champ" enjoys gold status for this limited Record Store Day special. Flip for the instant horn-heaved call to arms "Sound Of The Witchdoctor". Fresh from 68, and still as bewitching... You might call this a magnificent 7" (not sorry)
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 in stock $10.06
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Give Me Your Love
Cat: EX 7020. Rel: 08 Feb 17
  1. Give Me Your Love (4:36)
  2. You Can't Turn Me Away (4:32)
Review: "Give Me Your Love" was produced by Roy Ayers and James "Jaymz" Bedford in 1981, this digger's delight was the one and only single by American singer Sylvia Striplin. It is an irresistible serving of soulful disco that really captures the spirit of the times. The track has been sampled on numerous occasions, but most famously on the classic track by Junior M.A.F.I.A. (Notorious B.I.G. production) on their song "Get Money" in 1995 and also by Armand Van Helden on "Full Moon" in 2000. On the flip is the sexy and lo-slung "You Can't Turn Me Away" featuring some sexy funk guitar licks and bass beneath Striplin's powerfully seductive vocals.
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 in stock $8.69
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Everything That Looks Good
Everything That Looks Good (limited 7") (1 per customer)
Cat: AOE 016. Rel: 25 Feb 16
  1. Everything That Looks Good (2:32)
  2. You Don't Deserve (3:03)
Review: A serious self-press rarity from the heart of Clarksville, Suggs never achieved the recognition he deserved during his tenure as a band leading soul man. Still in Clarksville and now a missionary, the sentiments of this recording history peak resonate with what he does now: "Everything That Looks Good" is a JB style message on the lure of temptation while "You Don't Deserve", an instrumental that sees Bubba switching his vocals for equally commanding sax, is a moment for poignant, soul-searching reflection. Lord have mercy.
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 in stock $7.35
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Hidden Stash
Cat: AOTNLP 006. Rel: 05 May 16
  1. Love & Happiness (8:14)
  2. Get Down (3:32)
  3. Oo Girl (3:44)
  4. Dance With Me (3:30)
  5. Dark Moon (4:59)
  6. Everybody's A Masterpiece (2:31)
  7. Sweet Vibe (3:25)
  8. Party lights (3:08)
  9. Boogie (3:28)
  10. Confusion (4:57)
  11. Pick Up The Apple (4:01)
Review: Following BBE's release the Chicago troupe's Devil Made Me Do It earlier this year, Athens Of The North ensure the criminally over-looked/under-paid band continue to remain in the spotlight with an entire album of unreleased material. Recently excavated from a Chicago warehouse, complete with masters, the songs were written and recorded in the mid '70s not long before the band eventually split. If you know their material, you'll already know how funky the band are. If not, dig deep at the soonest opportunity. From the toxic-levels of cosmic funk on "Boogie" to the dreamier, space ballad "Dark Moon", this is the sound of a super-tight, incredibly talented funk band who really should have been up there with Cymande or Average White Band.
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Listen
  1. Listen (3:18)
  2. Party (3:16)
Review: When you talk about 'kid funk', it's always long-lost B-sides that record collectors talk about like myths. But, Athens Of the North have managed to get their hands on the masters of a super-rare Virtue 7" that goes for no less that L1000 on the second-hand market in its original form. "Listen" is a deep, sublimely odd little funk tune that is as deep as you can get for boogie and funk; "Party" on the flip is no less of a gem, backed by Little George's supreme vocals and a tight little break, too. Sick.
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 in stock $7.35
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Play With Me
Play With Me (7") (1 per customer)
Cat: ATH 080. Rel: 07 Nov 19
  1. Play With Me (4:22)
  2. In Action (4:16)
Review: Athens Of The North hitting us with big fat juicy slap bass feels right here as an ultra-rare joint from Miami's Frank Cornelius and Gary King aka Myth comes our way. "Play With Me" comes live and direct from 1985 and you can tell in every direction. The production is fat and roomy and the boogie flavours are off the Scoville scale. Meanwhile on the B we have the duo's first single "In Action". Equally funky, salubrious and widescreen but with a little more vocal action, it's another boogie triumph from the Scottish reissue kings.
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 in stock $11.14
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New Orleans Funk: The Original Sound Of Funk 1960-75
VARIOUS
Cat: SJRLP 047. Rel: 16 Mar 11
  1. The Explosions - "Hip Drop"
  2. Aaron Neville - "Hercules"
  3. Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indian Band - "Handa Wanda"
  4. The Meters - "Handclapping Song"
  5. Eddie Bo - "Check Your Bucket"
  6. Professor Longhair - "Big Chief"
  7. Cyril Nevilille - "Tell Me What's On Your Mind"
  8. Lee Dorsey And Betty Harris - "Love Lots Of Lovin"
  9. Mary Jane Hooper - "I've Got Reasons"
  10. Lee Dorsey - "Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further"
  11. Huey Piano Smith & His Clowns - "Free Single And Disengaged"
  12. Eddie Bo - "Hook'n'Sling (Pt II)"
  13. The Gaturs - "Gator Bait"
  14. Danny White - "Natural Soul Brother"
  15. Ernie K Doe - "Here Come The Girls"
  16. Dr John - "Mama Roux"
  17. Allen Toussaint - "Get Out Of My Life Woman"
  18. The Explosions - "Garden Of Four Trees"
  19. Robert Parker - "Hip-Huggin"
  20. Chuck Carbo - "Can I Be Your Squeeze"
  21. Gentleman June Gardner - "It's Gonna Rain"
  22. Marilyn Barbarin - "Reborn"
  23. The Meters - "Just Kissed My Baby"
  24. Sonny Jones - "Sissy Walk (Pt II)"
Review: This Soul Jazz release is a definitive collection of New Orleans funk featuring acknowledged masters of funk (The Meters, Eddie Bo, Professor Longhair) next to some of the earlier artists who shaped the meaning of funk. The album is also filled with many rare, sought after and undiscovered funk tracks. It covers the period from the emergence of New Orleans funk in the early 1960's through to the mid 1970's. The album comes with a 40 page booklet presenting a historical explanation to how and why this music came about, and with lots of information about the people involved.
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 in stock $27.18
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Number One
Cat: FVR 046LP. Rel: 15 Apr 11
  1. Mr President Theme (feat The Real Fake MC aka Clyde Kingrap)
  2. Meet Again (feat Mr Day)
  3. From South To North
  4. Celebrate (feat Mounam)
  5. Tribute To RZA
  6. Love & Happiness (feat Mr Day)
  7. The Best Is Yet To Come (feat Hawa & Mr Day)
  8. Left & Right
  9. Who's Gonna Fall (feat Mr Day)
  10. Get It Sometime (feat JRMNM)
  11. You Move Me (feat Bruno Patchworks)
 in stock $16.58
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Life Stories: Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1973-1980
Cat: STRUT 072LP. Rel: 09 May 17
  1. Heaven (6:03)
  2. Atwer Abroba (8:15)
  3. Ebo Taylor & Uhuru-Yenzu - "What Is Life" (4:41)
  4. Apagya Showband - "Tamfo Nyi Ekyir" (3:58)
  5. Peace On Earth (7:47)
  6. Ebo Taylor & Uhuru-Yenzu - "Victory" (4:19)
  7. Asasse Ase - "Ohiani Sua Efir" (4:02)
  8. Aba Yaa (15:02)
  9. Ohye Atar Gyan (6:07)
  10. Ebo Taylor & Uhuru-Yenzu - "Love & Death" (8:13)
  11. Ebo Taylor & The Pelikans - "Egya Edu" (6:53)
  12. Pat Thomas & Ebo Taylor - "Ene Nyame Nam A Mensuro" (6:16)
Review: In afrobeat circles, Ghanaian highlife guitarist Ebo Taylor has long been regarded as one of the scene's most undervalued talents. During his golden period during the 1970s, Taylor was responsible for some landmark recordings - not just as an artist, but composer, arranger and producer. This comprehensive set from serial crate-diggers Strut revisits that fertile period, gathering together the best of Taylor's solo, collaborative and production work. For those with a passing interest in afrobeat and highlife, it's near-essential. Highlights come thick and fast, from the strangely spaced-out grooves of "Peace On Earth" and lazy afro jazz-funk of "Ohiana Sua Efir" to the epic American R&B stylings of "Aba Yaa".
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 in stock $22.82
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Love & Death
Love & Death (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: STRUT 073LP. Rel: 14 Oct 10
  1. Nga
  2. African Woman
  3. Love & Death
  4. Victory (instrumental)
  5. Mizin
  6. Kwame (instrumental)
  7. Aborekyair Aba
  8. Obra
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Doing It In Lagos: Boogie Pop & Disco In 1980s Nigeria
VARIOUS
Doing It In Lagos: Boogie Pop & Disco In 1980s Nigeria (gatefold 3xLP + 7" + 8 page booklet + MP3 download code)
Cat: SNDWLP 087. Rel: 14 Jul 17
  1. Hotline - "Fellas Doing It In Lagos" (5:38)
  2. Peter Abdul - "Don't You Know" (3:47)
  3. Steve Monite - "Only You" (6:19)
  4. Oby Onyioha - "Enjoy Your Life" (6:15)
  5. Kio Amachree - "Ivory" (5:11)
  6. Livy Ekemezie - "Holiday Action" (5:13)
  7. Willy Roy - "Don't Give Up" (6:40)
  8. Danny Offia & The Friks - "Funk With Me" (5:20)
  9. Rick Asikpo & Afro Fusion - "Too Hot" (5:18)
  10. Toby Foyeh - "Ore Mi" (5:44)
  11. Gboyega Adelaja - "Colourful Environment" (5:19)
  12. Mike Umoh - "Shake Your Body" (6:01)
  13. Burnis Moleme - "Where Is The Answer" (7:00)
  14. Sony Enang - "Don't Stop That Music" (5:10)
  15. Nkono Teles - "Be My Lady" (mix) (4:28)
  16. Veno - "Groove I Like" (3:34)
  17. Godfrey Odili - "Let's Do More Music" (7:40)
  18. Terry Mackson - "Distant Lover" (5:33)
  19. Ofege - "Burning Jungle" (bonus 7") (3:21)
  20. Lexy Mella - "On The Air" (Rap mix - Frankie Francis edit - bonus 7") (3:47)
Review: Soundway offer us a new compilation featuring 20 rare tracks from the currently much talked about world of Nigerian pop music; a zeitgeist of their early 1980s club culture. The country's economy was booming at the time and so was its recording industry. Strongly influenced by '70s disco and funk, this new generation were, as the liner notes explain "Eager to sound as American as possible with no hint of the fervour for afro-beat, afro-rock and afrocentric thinking that the 1970s had thrown up". The original albums that many of these singles came from go for exorbitant prices online, so here's a chance to snap up some of the periods finest music, remastered across three 12"s.
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 in stock $21.48
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Make Me Believe In You
BGP
Cat: BGPS 048. Rel: 29 Mar 16
  1. Make Me Believe In You (Tom Moulton remix) (6:28)
  2. Ain't No Love Lost (Tom Moulton remix) (5:47)
Review: Should you require further evidence of the all-round genius of Curtis Mayfield, look no further than this early '70s funk gem from Patti Jo. "Make Me Believe In You" was written and produced by the velvety-voiced musician in 1973, one of just a few singles released by Patti Jo but undoubtedly now an all-time classic. That rolling drum intro, the ear-wagging piano, the subtle orchestration and, above all, Patti Jo's killer vocal all combine for a perfect example of the halcyon days when funk was beginning to transform into disco. Mayfield himself later covered the track for the closer to his Sweet Exorcist LP! This BGP 7" sees Tom Moulton's extension of "Make Me Believe In You" combined with his remix of the other Patti Jo burner, "Ain't No Love Lost". Any self-respecting DJ needs the A-side though.
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 in stock $6.80
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Push On
Push On (CD)
Cat: JAL 248CD. Rel: 27 Jul 17
  1. Intro
  2. Love That I'm In (feat Andy Cooper)
  3. Since You've Been Gone
  4. Entitled To That
  5. Get Down On You
  6. Push On
  7. Main Event (feat Andy Cooper)
  8. Hold You Close
  9. Buzzsaw (feat Andy Cooper)
  10. Allergic Interlude
  11. It Won't Be Me (feat Andy Cooper)
  12. Funky Feeling
  13. Remedy (feat Dr Syntax)
  14. Get On The Floor
Review: Don't be fooled by the smoky jazzy horns on the intro: The Allergies are still at the front of the party queue! They were just lulling us into a false sense of security before hitting us with a precision range of big soul swingers and dynamite party killers; both "Hold You Close" and "Since You've Been Gone" pop with big beat bangs, "Entitled To That" stamps and sweats like Wigan Pier is still holding the best dances in the country, "Main Event" parps and pumps while long-standing affiliate Andy Cooper reminds us who's boss while "It Won't Be Me" (also with Cooper) is coded with so much horn and guitar powered gusto you could be fooled into thinking Ugly Duckling are back. Yet another triumphant album from one of Jalapeno's most exciting acts.
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It's Just Begun
Cat: JAL 69. Rel: 12 Dec 19
  1. It's Just Begun (part 1) (4:13)
  2. It's Just Begun (part 2) (4:54)
Review: Although arguably better known these days for his "Soopastole" edits series, Soopasoul has made plenty of original music in his time. In fact, he's rarely made many better records than "It's Just Begun", a two-part cover of the Jimmy Castor Bunch classic that first saw the light of day on Jalapeno Records back in 2008. The A-side instrumental cover is fairly faithful to Castor and company's original - especially the heavyweight bottom-end groove - while adding far more sax and trumpet solos and some seriously flanged guitars. The longer flipside "Part 2" version mixes things up a little, building up the groove in stages before unleashing the killer horn solos and ten-ton bassline. It's arguably the better of the two versions, though both are superb.
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 in stock $8.43
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One Step Ahead
One Step Ahead (7") (1 per customer)
Cat: BEWITH 001SEVEN. Rel: 01 May 18
  1. One Step Ahead (2:34)
  2. I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face (2:43)
Review: "One Step Ahead" by American soul singer Aretha Franklin was released by Columbia Records in 1965. The A-side of the single reached the Rhythm & Blues singles chart of the time and ranked at #18. On the flip, "I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face" was taken from her 1964 album entitled Runnin' Out Of Fools. The single was released two years before Aretha achieved stardom when she joined Atlantic Records. The A side cut was not included on any of her Columbia studio albums and remains one of her rarest releases. The song has risen in familiarity due to its use in recent films, such as the music documentary Muscle Shoals and in the Academy Award winning drama Moonlight directed by Barry Jenkins.
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 in stock $14.13
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Maria Fumaca
Cat: BRZ45 056. Rel: 13 Oct 16
  1. Maria Fumaca (2:27)
  2. Mr Funky Samba (3:41)
Review: For the latest release on their on-point Brasil 45s sub-label, Mr Bongo takes a trip back to 1977, and the early days of legendary fusion outfit Banda Black Rio. Both the cuts here are taken from the band's brilliant debut album, Maria Fumaca, and see them fusing Brasilian samba and jazz sounds with the righteous, dancefloor-friendly grooves of funk and disco. "Maria Fumaca" itself is a deliciously sunny and sweaty affair, with punchy horns, eyes-closed guitar solos and jazz-funk electic piano lines rising above a carnival-ready samba-funk groove. The U.S funk influence comes to the fore more on flipside "Mr Funky Samba", which sounds like Azymuth jamming with members of the T.K Disco, Philadelphia International and Salsoul house bands. Yep, it's that good.
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 in stock $9.77
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La Diferencia
La Diferencia (12") (1 per customer)
Cat: MFM 017. Rel: 01 Feb 17
  1. Autumn (6:17)
  2. Slave Of The Body/Mind (3:19)
  3. I Won't Bite (4:57)
  4. Gentle Friend (4:29)
  5. Baby Please (3:17)
  6. La Diferencia (4:05)
Review: La Differencia, Dutch singer Hubertus Richenel Baars' 1982 debut, has long been considered something of a slept-on classic by those in the know. Charmingly lo-fi and homemade in feel, the cassette's 10 tracks - six of which are featured on this first ever vinyl reissue - brilliantly joined the dots between blue-eyed soul, spacey electro, disco, electrofunk and slap-bass wielding space boogie. As usual, Music From Memory has done a terrific job with the re-mastering; the tracks sound stronger than ever, if even they have retained some of the charming fuzziness of Baars' original production. All told, it's another essential reissue from Music Is Memory.
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Miss Cheryl
Cat: BRZ 45055. Rel: 24 Oct 16
  1. Banda Black Rio - "Miss Cheryl" (3:47)
  2. Miele - "Melo Do Tagarela (Rapper's Delight)" (instrumental) (4:10)
Review: Although Brazil's Banda Black Rio remain infamous for the albums that they recorded in the late 1970s, two beautiful LPs that rode that singular wave of samba-ridden jazz dance, 1980's "Miss Cheryl" is an outstanding tune, and we can hear why RCA picked it up back in the day. Mr Bongo provides us with the reissue here and, if you haven't heard it, it's an absolute delight which switches between disco, psych, and something inherently Brazilian - there's even a wacky synth in there, for good measure. Compatriot Miele appears on the flip with "Melo Do Tagarela (Rappers Delight)", a sublime slice of early, electronic boogie that sounds as fresh today as it did back at the tail end of the 70s. A devious little reissue that you should own...
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 in stock $9.77
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Good Things
Good Things (2xLP)
Cat: STH 2245. Rel: 25 Sep 10
  1. I Need A Dollar
  2. Green Lights
  3. Hey Brother
  4. Miss Fortune
  5. Life's So Hard
  6. Take Me Back
  7. Femme Fatale
  8. Loving You Is Killing Me
  9. Good Things
  10. You Make Me Smile
  11. If I
  12. Mama Hold My Hand
  13. Politician (reprise)
 in stock $17.39
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Tell The Truth
Tell The Truth (7" + insert) (1 per customer)
Cat: TR 262. Rel: 21 Feb 19
  1. Tell The Truth (2:28)
  2. Because I Love You (2:29)
Review: Absolute scorching stuff from one of the most dominant gospel voices in 60s funk. Originally released on Giant and Calla respectively (and licenced, remastered and released with Shirley's total blessing), "Tell The Truth" is a raw bluesy workout with fired up harmonies and brazen horns squeezing every bit of honesty from our souls, "Because I Love You" hits with a little more soul thanks to the big backing vocals and added melodic layers but strip it down to the bare bones and it's nothing but raw, unapologetic funk... And that's the truth!
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 in stock $9.24
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ESP
ESP (12")
Cat: SDE 44. Rel: 02 May 19
  1. ESP (4:41)
  2. To See You (4:54)
Review: In 1981, a multi-cultural group of young musicians headed by local lad Harbans Srih headed into a tiny eight-track studio in Walsall to record what they hoped would become their debut single. 28 years later, that single, credited to Klimate, is finally getting a release thanks to the diggers at Super Disco Edits. A-side "ESP" is an inspired chunk of Brit-funk that wraps soulful vocals, delay-laden sax solos and intricate electric piano lines around a warm and heavy, jazz-funk inspired groove. Flipside "To See You" is equally as impressive, with the action focused on rubbery slap bass, meandering sax lines, twinkling keys, reggae-soul style vocals and the kind of flash-fried guitar licks that were so common on dancefloor cuts during the period.
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 in stock $10.19
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Si Voce Pensa (reissue)
Cat: MSR 014. Rel: 26 Sep 19
  1. Si Voce Pensa (3:09)
  2. Birimbao (3:23)
Review: Matasuna Records' latest release offers up two sought-after tracks from Bossa 70, a relatively short-lived Peruvian band whose ultra-limited 1970 releases (a total of 400 copies were pressed of their sole single and eponymous debut album) brilliantly joined the dots between jazz, bossa, soul and funk. Listening to these cuts for the first time, it's easy to see why Matasuna has gone to the trouble of licensing them: A-side "Si Voce Pensa" is an inspired Peruvian funk cover of a 1968 Roberto Carlos track rich in bustling breakbeats, punchy horns and confident female vocals. Just as potent is the band's flipside cover of Baden Powell's "Berimbau", which puts a funk-soul twist on a certified bossa-nova classic.
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 in stock $10.61
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