Archive for the Soul Category
Double LP version. Midnight In Tokyo is a compilation series that aims to be the perfect companion to nights in Tokyo, collecting tracks by Japanese artists that sound best at night. Vol. 2 (STUDIOMUL 006CD/LP, 2018) focused more on ’80s jazz fusion, but the latest installment, Vol. 3, picks up […]
NON Worldwide co-founder Nkisi rolls out an instant modern classic with 7 Directions for UIQ. A masterful debut album informed by African cosmology and Congolese rhythms, it’s aesthetically comparable with music ranging from Æ’s Incunabula to The Connection Machine’s Painless, Lee Gamble hyperprisms and William Bennett’s Cut Hands, but ultimately […]
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!
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 […]
This minor funk group hailed from Florida and was led by Rodney Mathews. Their classic floor-filler “Evil Vibrations,” was sampled by De La Soul on “A Rollerskating Jam Named Saturday.” From the original 1978 liner notes: “The birth of The Mighty Ryeders took place in April of 1977 (A.D). Within […]
With Darondo’s passing, the world truly lost a singular and unique talent. His “Let My People Go” album has now reached “legendary” status with tracks featured on numerous A-list shows such as Breaking Bad and CSI, gaining legions of new fans in addition to the Soul afficionados who already knew […]
Highlighting five new tracks of beat driven, rootsy and soulful explorations, this EP is inspired by Te’Amir’s Ethiopian heritage and features the psychedelic vocals of Dustin Warren, strings from Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, harp lines from virtuoso Rebekah Raff, Randal Fisher on saxophone and more of L.A.’s finest creatives.
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 […]
Released in 1969, ARETHA’S GOLD is the chart-topping greatest hits compilation that features her biggest hits from her early Atlantic albums: “Respect,” “Think,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “Chain of Fools,” and more!
What happens when a young kid from Pālolo Valley starts collecting and trading hip hop tapes at age five, discovers Gregory Isaacs at age 12 (then buys every release Isaacs ever made), learns to play almost every instrument, forms a punk band with his friends at 15 (soon morphing into […]
Gary Chandler (born in 1938) started playing professionally in 1960 in the thriving Columbus Ohio club scene with Hank Marr, Don Patterson and Benny Maupin. He worked in the Motown Revue from 1965-67 and led his own group for over a year. Over the following years Chandler joined joined the […]
Be With Records presents a reissue of The Moments’ On Top, originally issued in 1971 and a perfect example of symphonic soul. Alongside contemporaneous acts from the early 70s — The Chi-lites, The Stylistics, The Delfonics, The Futures, Blue Magic, and The Main Ingredient — The Moments exuded all that was compelling about deep, harmony-drenched, string-laden soul. The standout […]
Larry Jon Wilson came to the party late. When he arrived in Nashville, he had already spent ten years in corporate America. He did not start playing guitar until the age of 30, but five years later he released his debut, New Beginnings (BEWITH 052LP, 2018) and followed it a year later […]
Larry Jon Wilson came to the party late. When he arrived in Nashville, he had already spent ten years in corporate America. He did not start playing guitar until the age of 30, but five years later he released his debut, New Beginnings, following it with Let Me Sing My Song To […]
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 […]
Beginning her journey of maturation at the heart of the Los Angeles music tradition, Jimetta Rose tackles a need for clarity through love in her mini-LP The Light Bearer. Produced entirely by kindred spirit and musical titan Georgia Anne Muldrow, the whole record is a master class in the hiphop/soul […]
Global pop star and 3-time Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo has partnered with 2015 Grammy producer of the year Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, The Rolling Stones, Beyonce) for a full circle re-imagining of Talking Heads’ 1980 landmark album Remain in Light. The album features appearances by Alicia Keys, Questlove of 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 […]
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 […]
This album is inspired by bits and pieces of Ethio-Jazz , Afrobeat , Highlife Spiritual Jazz and dusty funk 45’s. It’s where I’m at now and what has kept this mortal vehicle fueled. I tend to take different paths each musical outing but this one is for the long haul, […]
California Flight Project is a well known name for many record collectors because of the PPU 7″ release of California Flight, and the self released CD-R’s from the front man, Jerry “J”. Finally Preservation records is very proud to present to you the first official release on vinyl of their early tracks […]
November 5th, 2018 would have been Charles Bradley’s 70th birthday. In celebration of his extraordinary life, Daptone imprint Dunham Records is proud to release his fourth and final album, Black Velvet. Black Velvet is a celebration of Charles Bradley, lovingly assembled by his friends and family at Dunham/Daptone Records. Though chronologically the […]