Archive for the Soul Category
YAN TREGGER REMAINS ONE OF THE MORE CULT-ISH NAMES TO EMERGE FROM THE EXPERIMENTAL FRENCH DISCO SCENE OF THE 1970S. BUT TO A GROWING NUMBER OF OBSESSIVE CRATE DIGGERS, THE TWO LPS RECORDED FOR THE MUSICAL TOUCH SOUND LABEL IN 1978/9 “CATCHY” AND “DUCKS & DRAKES” HAVE BECOME LIKE THE […]
Originally released on library music label Musical Touch Sound back in 1979, ‘Ducks & Drakes’ is an instrumental disco LP by pioneering French electronic musician Yan Tregger. Reissued this year by BBE alongside his 1978 album ‘Catchy’, Ducks & Drakes has achieved cult status among crate diggers and DJs, thanks […]
I was born in New York City on a Monday! Composed by James and Fred Wesley, this soundtrack masterpiece is deadly mix of the JB’s style instrumentals and James Brown solo vocals. (I know we use superlatives a lot when describing these James Brown Productions, but remember we’re picking the […]
“Come Into Knowledge” is the sole album from RAMP, aka the Roy Ayers Music Project. Recorded in 1977 at the height of Ayers popularity (his “Everybody Loves The Sunshine” was just a year earlier), the set is produced by the legendary vibesman himself. Included are the classic “Daylight” (a spiritual […]
A continuation of his kaleidoscopic sun-dappled cosmic-disco, Neon Leon was the much-loved CD-only album by Sorcerer (Californian Dan Judd, one half of Windsurf with Hatchback). Just in time for Spring/Summer, Be With Records present the first ever vinyl issue, completely remastered, as a double gatefold package with freshly updated artwork […]
EXPANSION reissues the 1980 classic “YOUR LOVE IS MY DESIRE” on wax. Copies of the original go for $600 these days! ERAMUS HALL is a group, not a man, that takes their name from a building GEORGE CLINTON gave them while he was in was in Chicago. No bonus 7″ […]
EXPANSION reissues an iconic early 80s album from ROY AYER’s UNO MELODIC imprint, eight tracks of stunning soul, disco, boggie, and rare groove. Original vinyl copies go for hundreds of pounds, thus this reissue is in high demand.
A disco legend and pioneer of dance music, this DJ/producer often fixated on the percussion and breaks within records, with his versions often diving into spaced out, dubby territory. This double LP features of his remixes of DOUBLE EXPOSURE, LOLEATTA HOLLOWAY, LOVE COMMITTE, & more!
To celebrate the anticipated release of the fourth episode of the iconic soul compilation Shaolin Soul, Uncle O has unearthed two new special soul treats: the extended version of “Float On” by the Floaters and a rare vocal version of Marvin Gaye’s “I’ve Got Mine”.
The musicians and production team behind the great CHARLES BRADLEY present DUNHAM RECORDS newest sensations! Direct from Staten Island, The SHA LA DAS (a play on their surname, Schalda) are a musical family in every sense of the phrase. Don’t get confused here, folks. We’re talking real-deal, shoot-from-the-hip group harmony […]
Kalita Records announce the first ever and definitive discography of Carrie Cleveland. Here, we offer an expanded version of her 1978 album ‘Looking Up’, including both the issue and promotional versions of her single ‘Make Love To Me’, and the previously unknown sweet soul single ‘I’ve Got A Feeling’. Privately […]
he 1973 album continues in the same vein as Ball of Eyes, though it’s definitely more funky and head boppin’ than the debut. The real ear grabber is the superb Moog soloing by Moulin. Placebo is grooving your socks off in the first half of the album and a more […]
Placebo’s debut LP Ball of Eyes is a remarkably focused Soul Jazz record, without the experimentation or Free Jazz moments which were still in vogue during the first half of the ’70s. Excellent covers of Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues” and Sam & Dave’s “You Got Me Hummin’” as well […]
Double LP compilation of great soul music! The third in the Cairo sub label greatest hits of soul series, (after “The Love You Save” and “All Of This Goes Too”). This volume focus’s on mostly heavy duty ballads of the existential sort. Overall, the series of compilations following a similar […]
Stunning compilation of great soul songs. The first in a six part series of compilations following a similar logic as Harry Smith’s Anthology Of American Folk Music – only where Smith covered folk, blues, gospel and old timey, this compilation covers just American soul music recorded between 1955 and 1972. […]
Out-Sider present a reissue of Matthew Larkin Cassell’s Pieces, originally released in 1977. Originally from San Francisco, Matthew Larkin Cassell is a talented songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist. During the ’70s and ’80s, Cassell fronted a trio in the Bay Area, opening for major acts like The Tubes and Sylvester. Playing […]
Out-Sider present a reissue of Matthew Larkin Cassell’s Matt The Cat, originally released in 1978. Out-Sider present a reissue of Matthew Larkin Cassell’s Pieces, originally released in 1977. Originally from San Francisco, Matthew Larkin Cassell is a talented songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist. During the ’70s and ’80s, Cassell fronted a […]
If Curtis Ousley (Best known by his stage name “King Curtis”) had remained a session musician for the entirety of his career he still would maintain an admirable and potent resume. Before launching his own project he had provided session saxophone work for Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, and Wynton Kelly, […]
Mary Love’s vocals topped and tailed the first two groundbreaking UK Kent LPs in 1982 and she has had a place in the hearts of Kent collectors ever since. Her recordings for Los Angeles’ Modern label covered the golden age of soul music, 1965-1967, and ranged from Motown-inspired dance tracks […]
“The album We Want A Piece Of The Pieis the product of a joint effort between Los Angeles songwriter/producer Anthony Browne and the Woolfolk Brothers of Oklahoma, with their seven-piece funk band, Septimus. The two parties sent tape reels back and forth to each other in the mail to assemble […]
Founded in 1951 by independent record store owner and radio show promoter Ernie Young, Nashville, TN’s Nashboro Records recorded some of the most potent and forceful gospel music of the time period. Although initially begun in response to overwhelming demand for gospel locally, Nashboro quickly became nationally applauded for its […]