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Chakattic EP
Chakattic EP (hand-stamped 12" repress)
Cat: DWEB 101. Rel: 27 Nov 23
I Know You I Love You (Chakattic vocal mix) (6:26)
I Know You I Love You (reprise music & vocal only no beats mix) (6:07)
I Know You I Love You (bonus beats version) (3:18)
Review: This, ladies and Gentlemen, is big news. After a break of 12 years, pioneering West London broken beat collective Bugz In The Attic have reunited to deliver a brand new, ultra-limited 12" containing fresh revisions of 1981 Chaka Khan classic "I Know You, I Live You". The A-side "Chakattic Mix" is particularly wonderful, layering Khan's ultra-positive, life-affirming vocal above the crew's trademark bruk-up beats, jazzy bass and sensational jazz-funk synths (provided, no doubt, by original crew-member Kaidi Tathtam). Over on side B, they up the spine-tingling "end of night" factor via a version containing just music and vocals, before once more proving their immense drum programming skills via a delay-laden "Bonus Beats" DJ tool. In a word: brilliant.
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Tags: Jazz Funk
 in stock $22.24
Hogtied (7")
Cat: BK 085. Rel: 27 Nov 23
Hogtied (4:37)
Review: Backatcha are rolling out the jams right now and Chain Reaction's 'Hogtied' is the latest. It comes with another cut which is also taken from the outfit's debut album which was recorded in September 1975 in London. The group consists of Bruce Ruffin, Bobby Davis and Dave Collins, all former Techniques singers who have also worked with several other groups. Stanley Pemberton of Congress Productions produced the A-side and it's as silky and soft as soul comes with 'Quicksand' on the flip slowing things down to a romantic crawl.
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 in stock $13.77
Tobacco Road North
Tobacco Road North (limited 7")
Cat: REPRO 12. Rel: 23 Nov 23
Tommy Youngblood - "Tobacco Road North" (2:40)
The Other Brothers - "Nobody But Me" (2:58)
Review: The Soul Of Tommy Youngblood 1970 Kent LP had many fine tracks, especially 'Tobacco Road North' though it was not attributed to the rightful writer, Jimmy Radcliffe, at the time. The music has been sampled for various hip-hop adaptations, including one by Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan, but the original stands on its own and deserves a 7" format. The Other Brothers 'Nobody But Me' is another UK Kent exclusive that sold out on its first Kent Select press and is still much sought-after and now expensive.
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Love Play
Cat: GSC45 39. Rel: 06 Nov 23
Love Play (edit) (5:12)
Who? (4:17)
Review: The Galaxy Sound Co's latest 7" kicks off with a remastered edit of 'Passion Play' by The Sugarhill Gang. It's a tune that was originally on their self-titled 1980 album and comes with background vocals from the superb funk and soul band Positive Force. Somehow the tune didn't make the charts at the time though it has been heavily referenced and sampled since, including by the likes of Kerri Chandler. The B-side is 'Who Is She (And What Is She to You)', a soul-jazz cover of a Bill Withers classic taken from Madelaine's only album, Who Is She, in 1978. It has a serious Chicago pedigree and great arrangements from Johnny Pate.
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 in stock $11.93
Remind Me
Cat: DR 0002. Rel: 01 Nov 23
Remind Me (feat Patrice Rushen) (4:00)
Chameleon (3:58)
Review: Dippin' Records second release hears a new project from multi-instrumentalist Yuki Kanesaka, Monolog, taking on two classics from Patrice Rushen and Herbie Hancock respectively. First up and featuring the legend herself on vocals and synth lead, comes a re-performed version of the undeniable Patrice Rushen hit 'Remind Me', with a new twist. The flip, meanwhile, comprises a cover of none other than Herbie Hancock's 'Chameleon', this time hearing Julian Dessler on trumpet and with remaining live instrumentation played and produced entirely by the one-man band Yuki Kanesaka.
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 in stock $13.77
Shaft In Africa (reissue)
Shaft In Africa (reissue) (clear vinyl 7" limited to 200 copies)
Cat: SSR 205CLEAR. Rel: 02 Nov 23
Johnny Pate - "Shaft In Africa" (3:52)
Bobby Womack - "Across 110th Street"
Review: Johny Pate is a soundtrack maestro who had his work flipped superbly by Archie Shepp here. He pulled off something superb with this one which is a much-loved funk and rare groove breakbeats anthem and made it to 7" vinyl for the first time back in February but soon sold out despite the high price because it was a Japan-only release. It now gets this much-needed reissue, again in limited quantities and is backed with a lovely soul gem from Bobby Womack. Do not sleep on this one cause it might not come around again for a while.
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 in stock $13.52
Back To Reggae Frank
Cat: DISCO 049. Rel: 13 Oct 23
Valerie (3:47)
Stronger Than Me (Root Reggae remix) (3:18)
You Know I'm No Good (Root Reggae remix) (3:08)
Me & Mr Jones (Root Reggae remix) (2:42)
Back To Black (Root Reggae remix) (3:01)
Rehab (Root Reggae remix) (3:29)
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Root Reggae remix) (3:11)
Wake Up Alone (Root Reggae remix) (3:04)
Take The Box (Root Reggae remix) (2:50)
Love Is A Losing Game (Root Reggae remix) (2:01)
Review: Well, there are no prizes for geeing what this one is about - it is a collection of classy and authentic roots, reggae and lover's rock versions of all the tunes from Amy Whinehouse's seminal Back to Black album. Importantly, the voice of the late, great jazz singer herself is left in place and it is just the music that's replayed by a selection of people - who do a fine job. Interestingly, the sounds all sound as good as the originals despite the stylistic departure, making this a great addition to the shelves for anyone who fancies hearing Winehouse in a new context.
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 in stock $24.11
Step Back
Step Back (12")
Cat: FSR 112. Rel: 23 Nov 23
Step Back (5:40)
Step Back (version) (5:40)
Review: This is a long overdue reissue of a lovely feel-good soul number from Sonja Richard. It is her one and only listed release on Discogs and landed back in 1987 on the Rock The House Records label. Why she didn't do more off the back of this one is anyone's guess but we wish she had: it's a lovely laid-back vibe with 80s electronic disco production, buffed metal chords, and naive melodies. As well as the standout original the flipside has a fine version that offers a slightly different look. A real must own for soul lovers.
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 in stock $14.31
Racional Vol 1
Racional Vol 1 (limited LP)
Cat: SER 1. Rel: 30 May 23
Imunizacao Racional (Que Beleza) (5:03)
O Grao Mestre Varonil (0:23)
Bom Senso (5:05)
Energia Racional (0:13)
Leia O Livro Universo Em Desencanto (2:39)
Contacto Com O Mundo Racional (3:06)
Universo Em Desencanto (3:45)
You Don't Know What I Know (0:33)
Rational Culture (12:23)
 in stock $18.54
Gemini Lady (reissue)
Cat: P7 6393. Rel: 20 Nov 23
Gemini Lady (4:12)
Gemini Lady (alternative take) (4:17)
Review: Ron Henderson released only one album with his Choice of Colour band, and that was Soul Junction in 1976. The North Carolina-based singer-songwriter has become an object of cult admiration over the years which is what might explain how an original of that album can often go for upwards of $800 at auctions. The 2020 P-Vine reissue soon sold out and included an extra single from 1983, 'Gemini Lady.' It is that which now gets pressed up to its own 7". It comes with the same label design as the original with a special jacket to make it even more of a collector's item.
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 in stock $18.81
Baby Come Back
Cat: STIX 061. Rel: 27 Nov 23
Baby Come Back (Mato Mellow Reggae mix) (4:16)
Baby Come Back (Mato dub version) (4:16)
Review: Stix Records, a sub-label of Favorite Recordings, presents the second release from its new Mellow Reggae Series project. Launched earlier this year by Mato & Ethel Lindsey, with a stunning cover of the famous 'What You Won't Do For Love' by Bobby Caldwell, the series continues with the same duo, now taking over 'Baby Come Back', the underground AOR/Blue-Eyed-Soul classic from The Player. Like he always does, Mato delivers an outstanding version, delighting us with his matchless skills for dub production. Already matching on Bobby Caldwell's rendition, Ethel Lindsey ensures yet again the perfect vocals over Mato's production.
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Played by: Charles Maurice
 in stock $15.36
Summer Breeze (Jim Sharp mix)
Cat: OG 044. Rel: 01 Oct 23
The Main Ingredient - "Summer Breeze" (Jim Sharp mix) (3:42)
The Notorious BIG - "Things Done Changed" (Jim Sharp mix) (4:01)
 in stock $12.18
I'm In Love
Cat: OIM 02311. Rel: 24 Nov 23
I'm In Love (Georgie B remix) (5:55)
Time Of Our Lives (5:06)
I'm In Love (LP version) (4:30)
Review: International disco-funk supergroup Output/Input carry on the campaign for their nascent album Forward Motion, this time with a standalone single edition of lead track 'I'm In Love'. The original, low-swanging version - dealing with the frightful realization of love - appears as the third track here, flanked by an ecstatizing versions of the track by Georgie B, as well as 'Time Of Our Lives', which hears singer Antonio McLendon ruminate against a sultry, funky-broken/trip-hop instrumental.
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 in stock $12.45
Spanish Joint
Cat: PIBE 003. Rel: 29 Aug 23
Spanish Joint (Kero Uno remix) (3:15)
Feel Like Makin' Love (Kero Uno remix) (2:16)
Review: American neo-soul pin-up D'Angelo has released a couple of the smoothest records of the last 30 years. He even made a welcome comeback in the mid 2010s and added some more magic to his cannon. Here Kero Uno remixes a couple of his tunes and ups their funky quotient to make them more suitable to dancefloors. First, he flips 'Spanish Joint' into a key-laced and funky workout with low-slung, hip-swinging grooves sure to seduce next to the zippy synth leads. On the flip is his hot take on 'Feel Like Makin' Love', another bona-fide gem full of heart and soul.
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 in stock $20.13
You're Everything To Me
You're Everything To Me (hand-numbered 7" limited to 300 copies in Juno exclusive branded sleeve)
Cat: MUKAT 090. Rel: 30 Oct 23
You're Everything To Me
Desert Wind
Review: Formed in 1974 with bassist/vocalist Rick Cua, drummer Tommy Rozzano, keyboardist Larry Arlotta, and lead singer/percussionist Ricky Chisholm. Their name is an acronym for the founding member's last names. After five years on the live circuit, Crac's troupe of musicians created their one and only record and self-released it in 1980. Super smooth in its delivery, broad in its style and detailed with rich harmonies, soothing instrumentation and a yacht-meets-rare-groove sense of calm and warmth, it's been a cult release ever since fetching triple figures on auction sites... until now. Sitting somewhere between the classic sounds of the Doobie Brothers and the more contemporary sun-kissed charm of Paqua, there's a timelessness to this that will last another 40 years and beyond.

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 in stock $10.59
A Boy & A Dream EP
Cat: HSREC 007. Rel: 28 Nov 23
Tell Him I Became Your Lover
Somebody's Got My Love
Who's That Boy
I Like The Way You Love Me
Review: The fledgling Heels & Souls label has already won our hearts with its first few reissues releases and this latest one is another gorgeous fusion of disco, and UK street soul with hints of funk, boogie and r&b. Opener 'Tell Him I Became Your Lover' has a killer bumping drum machine rhythm with nice wet hits and an aloof but soulful male vocal backed by diffuse organ chords. 'Somebody's Got My Love' is an 80s-channeling delight with fat bass and cold drum snap and another sublime vocal full of r&b appeal. ''Who's That Boy' on the flip is a super slow jam full of love struck charm and vocal heart ache and 'I Like The Way You Love Me' is another heart melting lament that is full of synth richness.
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 in stock $14.57
You Make Me Happy
Cat: CITY 089. Rel: 23 Nov 23
You Make Me Happy (mono) (3:17)
Give Me One More Day (3:29)
Review: As a result of business-related difficulties, Dee Ervin only released two sides on Hotlanta, but these as yet unearthed recordings match anything he might have created in a more "successful" career. By 1974 he was as much a composer as artist, but he excels at both on these two numbers, both of which were fully produced and ready for release. 'You Make Me Happy' is a terrific uptempo dance track that recently featured on Masterpieces Of Modern Soul; Vol 6; 'Give Me One More Day', meanwhile, was issued erroneously in 1975 as a Tribe LP track on ABC, but the session details clearly have it as a Dee Ervin recorded number.
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 in stock $10.59
More Love (And Then Some)
Cat: RS 45 065. Rel: 14 Nov 23
More Love (And Then Some) (George Semper mix) (4:31)
More Love (And Then Some) (Jr & Altray mix) (3:39)
 in stock $18.54
The Light
Cat: JAL 428V. Rel: 23 Nov 23
The Light (feat Ronnie Foster) (3:54)
Geno's Discotheque (3:56)
Review: Smoove & Turrell return with a killer single, which opens with the gospel backing of label mate Izo FitzRoy before John's incredible voice and social lyricism and Smoove's unmistakeable production lift us up into 'The Light'. Legendary US Blue Note keyboard genius Ronnie Foster joins the party as only he can; one of the very few instrumental guests Smoove has ever wanted (or needed) beyond his own band. With frontman John Turrell repurposing the cynicism towards the powers-that-be - be it the media or parliament - to positive ends, this is a veritable paean and urgent call to "rise above it and let the light shine in", in his own words.
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 in stock $14.83
Tema De Los Adolescentes
Cat: MAR 091. Rel: 24 Oct 23
Los Sonidos De Fm - "Tema De Los Adolesentes"
Sola - "Tabu"
Review: Mad About Records is back with another essential double dose of Latin funk with this limited edition 7" from Los Sonidos De F.M. and Sola. 'Tema De Los Adolesentes' kicks off on the flip with brilliantly lively samba keys and blasts of big horn energy next to more slinky and seductive lines. It's a true steamy dancer full of sex appeal while Sola take a different approach on the flip with 'Tabu.' This one is low slung and mischievous with its prickly rhythms and wet cymbals. The Spanish vocal is delivered with power and flair and backed by brooding harmonies that add extra weight.
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 in stock $15.88
Just A Touch: Underground UK Soul Compiled By Sam Don
Cat: AOTNLP 063. Rel: 12 Oct 23
Bovel - "Coming Back" (3:52)
Sam - "Life" (club mix) (4:10)
Marcelle Moncrieffe - "Take Me There" (4:37)
Kofi - "Step By Step" (4:16)
Pure Silk - "What You Do For Me" (4:37)
Jenny B - "Sexy Eyes" (club mix) (5:18)
Sonja Ryshard - "Step Back" (5:38)
Cavalier - "Don't Touch" (5:07)
Purely Fizzycal - "Straight To The Top" (7:17)
Dennis Planter - "I Still Dream Of You" (4:02)
Taffy - "Passion" (7:11)
Weekend In Paris - "Hold Your Head Up" (3:55)
Review: After his hugely well received lovers' rock compilations for this label, Sam Don digs deep into the rich world of UK sweet soul on this - typically - excellent new compilation from the wondrous ashes of the North. He comes up with plenty of mega hard to find and expensive musical treasures that have all been painstakingly researched and tracked down. It was a short lived but fertile scene in the underground back in the 90s and if you didn't; know that already you will after one listen through of this - the sounds are highly danceable with silky, low-lit melodies and steamy and seductive vocals for loved up late night dancing.
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 in stock $28.34
Come Around & Love Me
Come Around & Love Me (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: DAP 076LP. Rel: 06 Sep 23
Come Around & Love Me (3:03)
If You Don't Want My Love (2:26)
Lost (3:28)
That's All I Wanted From You (2:36)
Please Show Me (3:03)
Just Like You Used To (3:09)
What A Difference She Made (2:55)
Give Me Another Day (3:24)
So Glad I Found You (3:16)
It Takes A Fool (3:06)
Rapture (2:29)
Review: Jalen Ngonda is a hotly tipped soul artist who finally unveils his long awaited debut album. Come Around and Love Me was written at Hive Mind Studios in Brooklyn, NY with musicians form the wider Daptone family and producer and arrangers Mike Buckley and Vincent Chiarito from Charles Bradley's Extraordinaires. The result is a modern soul sound tinged with r&b, the harmonies of The Beach Boys and hooks of the Beatles, but all with a timelessness and classic edge that is sure to make it a lasting pleasure.
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 in stock $25.16
Six Minute Mile
Cat: PST 008. Rel: 23 Nov 23
Six Minute Mile (3:03)
Six Minute Mile (part II) (2:08)
Review: Six Minute Mile has rightly got plenty of attention for its first few outings and their early good work connotes with this eight 7". It's from Ohio's Wesley Bright who has joined forces with The Means of Production and New York's Ben Pirani, and is a lovely mid-tempo roller that reminds of balmy summer nights. The tune comes in two parts and opens with lovely Rhodes chords that are a great foundation for the tenor vocals of Wesley. Then come plenty of irresistible hooks and the rousing vocals sing of love and devotion like all good soul sounds should.
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 in stock $9.00
The Big Beat (reissue)
The Big Beat (reissue) (clear vinyl 7" limited to 200 copies)
Cat: BAB 012CLEAR. Rel: 02 Nov 23
Billy Squier - "The Big Beat" (2:56)
Le Pamplemousse - "Gimmie What You Got" (4:11)
Review: The Beats & Breaks label's "Extended Breaks" series is red hot if you ask us and they always offer up direct to dancefloor beats. This one is a classic amongst many that is often reissued to keep beat heads happy. If finds the mysterious re-editor add their take on Billy Squier's 1980 heavy rock workout and brings its bottom-heavy drums and the singer's impassioned vocal yelps to the fore, Plenty of the gnarled guitar riffs are removed too. The crew's subtle revision of Le Pamplemousse's drowsy, synth-laden deep disco shuffler 'Gimme What You Got' on the flip offers less intensity with its string-laden slice of sun-kissed sweetness.
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 in stock $13.52
My Love Is Your Love (reissue)
My Love Is Your Love (reissue) (translucent blue vinyl 2xLP + booklet in embossed sleeve)
Cat: 196587 14671. Rel: 17 Nov 23
Heartbreak Hotel (feat Faith Evans & Kelly Price) (4:34)
It's Not Right But It's Okay (4:45)
Get It Back (4:47)
If I Told You That (4:31)
Oh Yes (6:38)
I Bow Out (4:29)
My Love Is Your Love (4:14)
In My Business (feat Missy Elliot) (3:26)
I Was Made To Love Him (4:18)
I Learned From The Best (4:21)
Until You Come Back (4:52)
When You Believe (duet with Mariah Carey From The Prince Of Egypt) (4:32)
You'll Never Stand Alone (4:21)
Review: Whitney's 1998 album My Love Is Your Love is one of a few being reissued right now and on several different formats. This one is a teal blue vinyl version that looks as good as it sounds. The album was a first in almost a decade for Whitney and one that she used to introduce some subtle hip-hop elements into her work. It sold over 10 million copies worldwide and was a particular favourite in Europe with the title track being one of its biggest tunes.
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 in stock $33.38
To Ki Me Ki
To Ki Me Ki (LP + booklet with obi-strip)
Cat: WWSLP 73. Rel: 23 Nov 23
Kodomo Tachi (3:40)
Katarun Kararan (4:02)
Uo Sao (3:00)
Two On The Stage (4:30)
Okina Ishi (4:12)
Andante Cantabile (2:53)
Yameru Wakenya Ikanaiwa (3:41)
Yo Ro Ko Bi (2:56)
To Ki Me Ki (5:40)
 in stock $34.70
CTRL (gatefold green vinyl 2xLP + booklet)
Cat: 889854 49191. Rel: 08 Dec 17
Supermodel (2:59)
Love Galore (feat Travis Scott) (4:26)
Doves In The Wind (feat Kendrick Lamar) (4:07)
Drew Barrymore (4:16)
Prom (3:08)
The Weekend (4:01)
Go Gina (2:55)
Garden (Say It Like Dat) (3:48)
Broken Clocks (3:53)
Anything (2:30)
Wavy (feat James Fauntleroy - interlude) (1:15)
Normal Girl (4:15)
Pretty Little Birds (feat Isaiah Rashad) (4:00)
20 Something (3:19)
 in stock $30.20
Dance Girl
Cat: BGPS 069. Rel: 25 Oct 23
Fatback Brother Bill Curtis - "Dance Girl" (2:50)
Johnny King & Fatback Band - "Keep On Brother Keep On" (2:05)
Review: Bill Curtis' Fatback Band is known around the world for its soul and disco hits but their roots actually lay in funk. They were one of the most impressive outfits around in that particular genre and so they have, for those who are willing to dig deep enough, plenty of rare funk gems to call upon from their earliest days. Here we get a couple of them with 'Dance Girl' - the last tune they released in 1974 before signing to Event/Spring. It was a real classic at block parties back in the day and on the flip is a tune that will cost you over L1000 if you can find an original, namely 'Keep On Brother Keep On' - the group's second single on Curtis BC Projects II label.
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Why Do I Love You
Why Do I Love You (translucent green vinyl 7")
Cat: ES 090LPC1. Rel: 09 Nov 23
Why Do I Love You (Red Greg radio edit) (4:54)
Why Do I Love You (Red Greg radio edit instrumental) (4:45)
Review: Why Do I Love You? Good question! Chicago's Magic Touch label gets the Numero treatment, hearing rare groove selector & DJ, Red Greg, edit the disco holy grail 'Why Do I Love You' by Magic Touch. Now available on 7" for the first time, we hear both Red Greg's full version and its instrumental edit, providing ample choice for selectors hoping to build versatile sets out of the Numero catalogue.
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Tags: Soul Disco
 in stock $9.27
I Can See Him Loving You
Cat: CITY 090. Rel: 23 Nov 23
I Can See Him Loving You (2:57)
What Did I Do Wrong (2:57)
Review: The Mayberry Movement's 'I Can See Him Loving You' is a Northern Soul masterpiece that was supposed to be released in 1974 but ultimately never was. Why, no know can work out, because it is such a lovely tune it would have been a real classic. This take on Ray Dahrouge's original song is drenched in heart-aching soul with uplifting grooves helping to ease the pain. It has a grand and steamy finale, too and is backed with a lively B-side balad to swell the heart. A real doozy that finally sees the light of day.
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Forward Motion
Cat: OIM 0230LP. Rel: 30 Nov 23
Smilin' Faces
Don't Be Scared
Here We Go Again (feat Audrey Wheeler & Brent Carter)
Doin' Alright (feat O'Bryan) (5:39)
Someone I Used To Love (4:20)
Times Of Our Lives (5:12)
I'm In Love (4:30)
Really No Chance (feat Katie Holmes-Smith) (4:20)
Love Of Another Guy (4:31)
True Love (5:22)
Every Time You Touch Me (4:22)
Can't Hide Love (4:42)
Review: London soul heavies Output/Input channel the spirit of their influences on their debut vinyl LP Forward Motion, hadron-colliding a recognizable topoi of soul and funk, and bringing all these influences together rather convincingly despite having recorded each track separately, and remotely across mulitple continents. A diverse and international group, we hear the full-bodied, co-operative vocals of Antonio McLendon, Audrey Wheeler-Downing, Brent Carter and Katie Holmes-Smith collide in an unstoppable rotation of the limelight. Meanwhile, the album remains dominated by its session artists, delivering the tightest of tight backbones and melodious acoutrements.
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 in stock $31.78
Racional Vol 2
Cat: SER 4. Rel: 30 May 23
Quer Queira Quer Nao Queira (4:49)
Paz Interior (2:53)
O Caminho Do Bem (6:06)
Energia Racional (2:51)
Que Legal (4:12)
Cultura Racional (4:59)
O Dever De Fazer Propaganda Deste Conhecimento (5:52)
Guine Bissau Mocambique E Angola Racional (6:08)
Imunizacao Racional (Que Beleza) (3:30)
Review: From the early 1970s, Tim Maia released a string of superb albums that cemented his reputation as Brazilian music's most soulful artist - a guitarist and singer who created thrilling new musical hybrids that owed as much to U.S funk and soul as samba, bossa-nova and MPB. 1975's "Racional Volume 2", a hard-to-find set that's finally been reissued, is one of the best of Maia's key early albums. Rhythmically, the majority of the tracks feature typically shuffling South American rhythms, but the instrumentation and vocals above are far closer in tone to the sunnier, more horn-heavy end of the soul and funk spectrum (with some sweeping orchestration thrown in to add a touch of MPB class). It's a brilliant blend that guarantees good times from start to finish.
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Tags: MPB | Brazilian Funk
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Like A Prayer
Cat: MXMRK 2059. Rel: 24 Apr 23
Like A Prayer (Churchapella edit) (5:06)
Ha-Ya (Eternal Life) (5:02)
Review: The one and only Mr K sure does know how to cook up a masterful edit. Here he heads into gospel territory with the latest 7" in Most Excellent Unlimited's collaborations with him. Both of these tunes are appearing on 7" vinyl for the first time here and have long been staples of the sets of Danny Krivit. His 'Churchapella' edit of Madonna's 'Like A Prayer' is as holy and steamy as it gets with the whole thing sure to uplift and energise any crowd. On the backside is a superb edit of the Clark Sisters slinky rare groove gem 'Ha-Ya (Eternal Life).' It's a slightly slower tune but one that makes just as much of an impact.
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Tags: Soul Disco
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The Meters
The Meters (limited apple red vinyl LP (indie exclusive))
Cat: JPR 086LP. Rel: 23 Nov 23
Cissy Strut (3:06)
Here Comes The Meter Man (2:55)
Cardova (4:33)
Live Wire (2:39)
Art (2:33)
Sophisticated Cissy (2:56)
Ease Back (3:14)
6V6 LA (2:24)
Sehorns Farm (2:29)
Ann (2:45)
Stormy (3:37)
Simple Song (3:02)
Review: In terms of funk, the importance of The Meters can't ever be overstated. Compared to what the likes of James Brown and George Clinton were up to elsewhere, down in New Orleans Zigaboo Modeliste, George Porter Jr, Leo Nocentelli and Art Neville were cooking up their own Southern-fried style which had a groove all of its own. Despite their influential status on the Bayou sound and their constantly-sampled catalogue, they remain a cult favourite deserving of far more shine. The best place to start with their considerable catalogue is at the beginning, on their debut album where you'll hear such iconic grooves as 'Cissy Strut' and 'Here Comes The Meter Man'.
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Into You
Into You (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: SBVN 5. Rel: 23 Oct 23
Keep Me In The Dark (4:58)
Into You (4:20)
Nothing Makes Me Feel Better (4:11)
Colourblind (6:53)
Keep On Dancing (2:56)
The Lowrider (6:23)
Reconcile The Pieces (5:40)
Stories Of Our Past (5:13)
Come To Me
Days Like These
Close To Midnight
Make Me Change My Mind
1993 (5:56)
One Step (5:44)
Tell Me Something (4:28)
Back On The Beach (4:18)
Review: When it comes to acid jazz, there is no one more rightfully landed than the Incognito band. Their work in the 80s and 90s very much defined the sound as they fused jazz, funk, soul and dance into an all new form that had people all over getting up to get down. Their latest album, Into You, is as good as any of those earlier works that led to several top ten hits and is dead once again by Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick who has been with them since their formation in 1979. Across 16 tracks the group showcase their lush sounds and great musicianship with a perfect blend of the old and the new.
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What You Won't Do For Love
Cat: LEGO 307. Rel: 16 Nov 23
What You Won't Do For Love (4:10)
Valencia (3:55)
Review: "A jazzy throwback to Bobby Caldwell's biggest hit - I've loved so many versions of this song and now, thrilled to release my own version," says Emm Gryner of her final 2023 release. Taking on a classic is always difficult, and especially when it comes to something like 'What You Won't Do For Love', a smooth, sexy r&b workout from 1978 which remains one of legendary American singer-songwriter Caldwell's best known. Gryner plays it pretty close to the original, and her voice is more than up to the heartfelt lyrics, showcasing an impressive range as the tune steps out into its emotional conclusion. Flip it to find 'Valencia', which featured on the woman in question's recent LP, Business Pleasure, and nods to soft rock greats like Doobie Brothers and Fleetwood Mac.
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Liquid Love
Cat: ALIM 009. Rel: 10 Nov 23
Liquid Love (feat Sylvia Cox) (4:44)
What's The T? (feat Merry Clayton) (4:09)
Review: With both tracks now coming out for the first time on 7" vinyl, the 'Liquid Love' and 'What's The T?' 7" single is a must get for all Roy Ayers fans and serious music collectors, not least as 2023 witnesses Roy's final ever tour of live dates. This release is a fitting tribute to the career of one of the most influential musicians in global Black music history and each track represents his virtuosity as a vibesman and his versatility across genres. 'Liquid Love' is taken from the 2015 BBE released album of Roy's unreleased material, Virgin Ubiquity II and is a wicked mid-tempo track where Roy's vibraphone complements an amazing female vocal arrangement to create harmonies and melody over a tough-as-you-like breakbeat, bassline and keyboard riff.

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The Best Of Sade
The Best Of Sade (gatefold heavyweight vinyl 2xLP)
Cat: 888751 805910. Rel: 07 Nov 22
Your Love Is King (3:41)
Hang On To Your Love (4:31)
Smooth Operator (4:17)
Jezebel (5:27)
The Sweetest Taboo (4:19)
Is It A Crime (6:17)
Never As Good As The First Time (3:57)
Love Is Stronger Than Pride (4:19)
Paradise (3:33)
Nothing Can Come Between Us (3:53)
No Ordinary Love (7:19)
Like A Tattoo (3:36)
Kiss Of Life (4:10)
Cherish The Day (3:40)
Pearls (6:15)
Please Send Me Someone To Love (4:30)
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Wish I Didn't Miss You
Cat: MSV 025. Rel: 01 Jul 22
Wish I Didn't Miss You (3:52)
Wish I Didn't Miss You (remix) (4:17)
Review: Oooh! Angie Stone's "Wish I Didn't Miss You" definitely belongs in the canon of all time modern soul classics. Taken from her 2001 second album Mahogany Soul, the Swizz Beats produced track made optimum usage of an O' Jays sample and was instrumental in that LP going gold and propelling the former D'Angelo collaborator to stardom. It also inspired countless official and under the counter remixes with Blaze's perhaps the most recognisable. So yes this reissue on 7" from Outta Sight is worthy if you don't have the original in your collection and features a housed up remix from Hex Hector on the flip.
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She Wants
She Wants (limited 12")
Cat: ISLE 023. Rel: 17 Oct 23
She Wants (6:23)
She Wants (More) (6:14)
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Without Your Love (reissue)
Cat: TR 323. Rel: 23 Nov 23
Without Your Love (3:57)
The Real Deal (3:55)
Review: The much loved Tramp label is mighty good at serving up the soul and this time it is the buttery smooth sounds of Stroke they turn to for this reissue. The original 45rpm is one of those rare as hens' teeth cuts that cost way too much to buy even if you do track one down. The A-side is the sort of wonderfully uplifting tune that brings life-affirming joy to your life. On the flip is something really quite different - a more rock-tinged funky stepper by the name of 'The Real Deal'.
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Can't Stop
Cat: SILK 001. Rel: 22 Nov 22
Can't Stop (club) (6:23)
Can't Stop (dub) (6:57)
Review: Another example of a classic disco track being thrust into the modern age thanks to TikTok, Silk's 'I Can't Stop (Turning You On)' was recently flipped by LF System in 'Afraid to Feel', turning the slow-burning Philly soul bopper into a hyper-speed house banger. For fans of that original sample, being able to hear the sultry vocals of Debrah Henry being manipulated by bpm. The Philadelphia septet hit the nail square on the head with this sensual love make that is so detracted from it's descendant that you're about to have two new favourite songs.
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I'll Show You How
I'll Show You How (7") (1 per customer)
Cat: MEL 22. Rel: 13 Apr 23
I'll Show You How (3:10)
Wishing On A Wishing Well (2:04)
Review: Cinnamon Soulettes' 'I'll Show You How' is a veritable swooner, demonstrating how just a few short songs can spark an undying love in its listeners - despite the project being rooted in tragedy. It's a cursed record, to say the least: the original tapes were found in a mixture of the University Of Washington State's archive and the estate of their late producer Kearney Barton, both of whom say all the original information about the record was lost in a flood. For that reason, all that is known about The Cinnamon Soulettes is that they are a female vocal trio from Seattle who recorded their only record in the 1970s with Barton. Nobody knows their names. 'I'll Show You How', though, is a stunning love song, melancholic in its trilling piano solos and vocal segues between each member of the trio. The B-side, 'Wishing On A Wishing Well', lifts us out of the prior mood of heartbreak, although its vocal recordings lend an equally haunting mood to its uptempo jump.
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Disco Reggae Vol 5
Cat: STIX 060LP. Rel: 05 Oct 23
Mato - "What You Won’t Do For Love" (feat Ethel Lindsey) (4:03)
Taggy Matcher - "Supernature" (feat Phoebe Killdeer) (5:23)
Mato - "Lady Marmalade" (feat Lady Gatica) (3:57)
Simon Nyabinghi - "You'll Never Know" (dub) (4:08)
Taggy Matcher - "Teenage Kicks" (feat Wolfgang Valbrun) (4:24)
Paula Mirhan - "Walk On By" (3:41)
Taggy Matcher - "That's The Way (I Like It)" (4:59)
Soul Sugar - "Still In The Groove" (5:06)
Review: Sometimes all you need is a classic with a stylistic twist. This is the fifth installment of the very functionally named 'Disco Reggae', a series of compilations of reggae covers of disco classics. French outputters Stix are the brains behind this one, being the sub-label of Favorite Recordings, who specialise exclusively in reggae remixes. Everything from slow-jam nighttime disco ('What You Won't Do For Love' by Bobby Caldwell) to high-energy glitterballers (Labelle's 'Lady Marmalade') appear here, flaunting the easier-to-bridge-than-you'd-think gap between disco and reggae.
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Do's & Don'ts
Cat: TBE 716. Rel: 12 Oct 23
Do's & Don'ts (4:51)
Do's & Don'ts (instrumental) (4:52)
Tags: Disco Funk
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Soul Brother's Testify (reissue)
Cat: BGPS 071. Rel: 25 Oct 23
Soul Brother's Testify (part 1) (2:10)
Soul Brother's Testify (part 2) (2:09)
Review: A whole host of crucial funk reissues are landing right now courtesy of the good folks at BGP and up there with the nest of them is this one from Chester Randle's Soul Senders, an ensemble featuring a rotating vests of musicians from America that were active in the 60s onwards. Their 'Soul Brother's Testify' came in two parts, both of which take up one side each of this 7", and were mainstays of the deep funk movement that rose up around the late 90s and early 2000s. They still do a job now with their hard hitting breaks and funky ass riffs.
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Come On In (Les Imprimes Remix)
Cat: BCR 161. Rel: 02 Nov 23
Lady Wray, Les Imprimes, & Surprise Chef - "Come On In" (Les Imprimes remix) (2:55)
Lady Wray, Les Imprimes, & Surprise Chef - "Under The Sun" (Surprise Chef remix) (3:34)
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Nobody But You
Cat: BCR 137. Rel: 16 Nov 23
Nobody But You (2:18)
Gift Of Life (3:23)
Review: We have always got time for new heat from Big Crown and that's just what we have here from Brainstory. This trio of artists take cues from the label's co-owner Leon Michels and his work interpreting the Wu-Tang but with this own energy. They dropped a first EP back in 2014 and since then have looked to jazz, hip-hop old and new, soul and cinematic opulence for their inspiration. This new 7" comes as the outfit is finishing off its second full length and is a fine taster of what to expect with a show stopping two-sider that will soon find its way into you heart.
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The Creator Has A Master Plan (Peace)
Cat: BGPS 073. Rel: 25 Oct 23
Leon Thomas - "The Creator Has A Master Plan (Peace)" (edit)
Louis Armstrong & Leon Thomas - "The Creator Has A Master Plan (Peace)"
Review: 'The Creator Has a Masterplan (Peace)' might have been performed beautifully by Louis Armstrong but it was written by Pharoah Sanders and Leon Thomas. Sanders was the first to record and release it on February 14, 1969 and it has since been covered by the likes of Don Cherry, Krokodil, The Dynamics, Lord Echo and many more artists right up to the present day. Here we get the Leon Thomas versions from 1969 as well as the one he recorded alongside Louis a year later. Two sublime sounds that make the whole world feel at peace.
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Just Don't Care (reissue)
Cat: WE 002. Rel: 17 Nov 23
Love & Unity - "I Just Don't Care" (7:41)
Seargent Pepper - "Cut From Master Tape" (8:15)
Review: Part of a fresh string of reissues of Love & Unity 12"s - one of many star aliases to grace the annals of South London reggae label Studio 16 - comes this headfirst collision between L&U and Seargent Pepper. Sharing similar instrumentals, 'I Just Don't Care' hears a blissful femme soprano glide elegantly across its bubblings - the instrumental is super well-rounded, sawn-off. On the B-side, meanwhile, there's Pepper's 'Cut From Master Tape', which hears Pepper toast the rhythm lackadaisically, as endlessly hazy dub effects resound and a janky double-time kick propels it all forward.
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