Archive for the Funk Category
Kamaal Williams gives it up to Miles on, ’Snitches Brew’ and the low down ace ‘New Heights (Visions of Aisha Malik)’, for a virulent follow-up to his widely acclaimed album, ‘The Return’.
Toni Tornado’s legendary funk soul album, from 1972. Toni Tornado is a black Rio masterpiece, reissued here for the first time on vinyl. Son of a Guyanese father and a Brazilian mother, at eleven years old Toni ran away from home and ended up in Rio, where he made a […]
Beautiful Superfly reissue of wicked privately pressed Tennessee Modern Soul LP from 1980, check the killer ‘come groove with me’, ‘since I met you’ and ‘music’, all instant classics!
Movements: Boogie Down In Africa is a compilation of lovingly selected tracks from three albums by Willie Nfor: Mighty Flames Willie Nfor (1979), Feel So Fine (1981) and My Turn (1982). All highly sought-after albums of quality Nigerian boogie funk. This release is Livingstone Studio’s seventh release, and it resonates […]
Out-Sider present the first ever vinyl reissue of Tony Branker’s For The Children, a spiritual/modal jazz private album from 1980, originally released on the US-based RPC custom label. Including top modal tracks like “Do Dat” or “Circles”, the terrific jazz-funk of “Unicorn”, and more. For The Children was written and produced by Anthony “Tony” […]
Italo and Funk! A long standing relationship that goes back to American R&B artists connecting with the Italian audience in the 60’s. At that time the Italian music market was still influential on a global scale and you could find an artist like Wilson Pickett singing in Italian (with a […]
Ambiance’s first album released in 1979 on Da Mon Records, Los Angeles. Amazing private spiritual jazz-funk/fusion LP, now hard to find. Finally available again, fully licensed and remastered, with original artwork. This album is magnificent in its entirety, no fillers. Some of the best fusion on record!
The Daktaris is a well-disciplined army of two hundred African Bull Elephants marching relentlessly up your business to the beat from Funky Drummer. Or so began the liner notes on the original pressing of this album. Truth is often stranger than fiction. In 1998 Desco Records—a precursor to Daptone and […]
Ofege was formed in the early 1970s by a bunch of teenagers at the St. Gregory’s College in Lagos Nigeria. They were largely influenced by the guitar solos of Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck & Jimmy Page while closer to home, they were influenced by the music of ‘BLO’ (Berkley Jones, […]
Cesar Camargo Mariano is a celebrated Brazilian jazz pianist, composer and producer, born in Sao Paulo in the 1940’s. He has played and worked with the likes of Elis Regina (to whom he was married at one point), Som Tres and Sambalanco Trio and still plays very regularly today. ‘Sao […]
In the midst of the musical revolution of 1968, a 24-year old kid named Warren Adams put together an eight-piece band by the name of Purple Image. When most African-American bands in the Cleveland, Ohio area turned to R&B and soul music, Purple Image played mind-bending psychedelic funk rock. The […]
Be With Records presents a reissue of Judith Ravitz’s Bolerio, originally issued in 1983. Galvanized by a passion for soul, jazz, funk, folk, and Brazilian samba, Bolerio brilliantly reimagines the music of the Brazilian legend Jorge Ben. Increasingly sought-after, housing as it does her seminal take on “Dia De Indio” — often re-edited and sampled, […]
JOHNNY JENKINS’ Ton-Ton Macoute! originally released in 1970, is a classic Southern cooked blues, rock, soul and country album. The recording started life as a DUANE ALLMAN solo record which were then taken over and completed by Jenkins and crafted into this release with help from future ALLMAN BROTHERS members […]
After a long wait, Melbourne’s Public Opinion Afro Orchestra (The POAO) is set to release their second album, ‘Naming & Blaming’, a pulsing, percussive journey into classic afrobeat. Recorded by a 17 piece ensemble, led by fierce vocals and a howling horn section, it’s a fitting 21st-century response to the […]
After leaving Motown Donny started his own independent label EMC Records at the young age of twenty four and recorded his very own album ‘From The Heart’. This great soulful funk LP was first released in 1981 and features many musicians who later made international fame, such as his schoolmate […]
Phenomenal only album released by TRANSS, a supergroup band project led by Fariz RM, that came out in the early 80s. A full blend of soul, funk, cosmic disco, Brazilian jazz and synth-pop. This album had a very big impact on the Indonesian music scene at that time, and quickly […]
9 Months Of Gestation That Ignites In 7 Titles Of Contemplative Pop, Hovering Funk, Cosmic Soul Built All This: The Jazz Fusion Of Soft Machine, The Krautrock Of The Wizards Of Can, The Irresistible Languor Of Italian Crooners (toto Cutugno And Lucio Battisti In The Lead) As The Soundtracks, So […]
2LP version with exclusive tracks! Chandra Oppenheim was a child star like no other. As the daughter of famed conceptual artist Dennis Oppenheim. By age nine, Chandra was staying up late at her parents’ art-world parties, collaborating in her father’s projects, and performing her own plays at downtown hotspots such […]
Pellegrino presents his new project “Zodyaco”. Inspired by the ancient mythology of the stars and their deep influence on the sea life, the record is the result of nocturnal jams in the wake of the Italian jazz-funk tradition, exotic fusion and Mediterranean mysticism. A tribute to the stars and their […]
Synth chutes, synth ladders, popcorn 808 beats, dirge-y chants and busted sub-woofer hums from inner-galactic soul pioneers Nathaniel Woolridge and Anthony Freeman intertwine to create this hypnotic, mythical 1984 LP from Newark, New Jersey. The most damaged party record ever set to black, or the most partied cry of the […]
Marti Caine’s infamous Point Of View is a groovy blend of slow-mo funk, dark disco and precise pop. Originally released on BBC Records in 1981, it has attracted a considerable cult following this century. The odd charity shop score aside, it has been impossible to find a copy for less than eye-watering […]
Here’s how it went down: Jim Ford, a musically minded country boy from rural Kentucky heads to the Golden State with dreams of making it. Making the scene in Los Angeles, he befriends and writes songs for such artists as Bobby Womack(“Harry Hippie”), Aretha Franklin, P.J. Proby, The Temptations, and even appears on Sly & the Family […]
Hot Wax is an assured KPM masterclass from a dream team line-up of Brian Bennett, Alan Hawkshaw and John Fiddy. Here we’re treated to what happens when all three decide to explore “the latest trends in production music”. The latest as of 1976, of course. John Fiddy’s numbers are sumptuous, string-led and […]