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  • “Profile” is the first and only Ken Rhodes LP as a leader This intimate and rare recording captures an explosive concoction between a blues attitude, a jazz approach and a funky swing Though an acoustic performance, this LP offers overwhelming grooves, breaks as well as introspective moments The upbeat and funky title track...
  • Endless Happiness present a reissue of Kashmere Stage Band's Our Thing, originally self-released in 1969 Our Thing is the debut album of the performing Houston unit known as Kashmere Stage Band The Texas student band came together at the Kashmere High School and under the direction of musical director Conrad O Johnson, released a...
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    Almost 2 years after the success of the album THE TONY ALLEN EXPERIMENTS and a few months after the release of the 7inch AMORE, Nu Guinea return to the scene with a new LP published by their newborn label NG RECORDS After touring the world looking for sounds suitable for their vibrations, NU GUINEA decided to go back to square...
  • Comet is pleased to announce the third volume of the Afrobeat Makers Series: Nu Guinea - The Tony Allen Experiments By re-working the original magic drum patterns from the Afrobeat master Tony Allen, Nu Guinea created a compilation of tracks which is charged by a voluminous electronic jazz- Psyche funk imprint For this...
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    Be With Records present a reissue of Sola's Un Muñeco De Madera, originally released in 1971 Originally released on RCA in Mexico, it's kaleidoscopic Acapulcan-funk The album's endless grooves are propelled by softly rocking, quasi-library funk breaks Vocally, Sola is in step with the '60s French pop-chanteuse style, but of...
  • The world moves faster than ever these days, and even in the digital age, things can always be counted on to go in cycles Despite all of the advances in computer recording technology, home studios, and electronic instruments, there is a flourishing interest in analog recording techniques and in recreating the mood and sound of...
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    8 tracks of raw Arabic funk music, none of these have ever been reissued before So far Fadoul (or Fadaul, or Faddoul, the transcribtion of his name to latin letters differs) & his music had not been rediscovered, as a matter of fact most of those songs still left no trace whatsoever in the world wide web It took us 2 years and...
  • This is the first reissue of the first album “NORIKI” by the fusion group NORIKI, which was formed in 1983 by keyboard player and arranger Kanekazu Nogi, who has played on the albums and tours of famous musicians such as Tatsuro Yamashita and Yasuko...
  • PPU's first long-play LP highlights some of the early beginnings of one of our favorite producers, UKU KUUT Written and recorded at UKU's home studio in Los Angeles and Stockholm between 1982 & 1989 Some tracks co-written with Maryn E Coote, famous jazz vocalist who had her beginnings in 1960s Soviet Union ''That's my MOM''...
  • In 1970 Miles Davis released “Bitches Brew”, which crystalised the trumpeter and bandleader’sexperiments in rhythm, electronics and musical structure which he had been building on over the previous three years The album has since become one of the most influential in musical history and was joined over the next couple of...
  • 2020 repress "A rollicking vocalist and gifted harmonica player, Syl Johnson has forged a career in both blues and soul The brother of bassist Mac Thompson and guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Johnson, Syl Johnson sang and played with blues artists Magic Sam, Billy Boy Arnold, and Junior Wells in the '50s before recording with Jimmy Reed...
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    Backatcha Records presents Swave Villi Us, a collection of sixteen sought after independent soul cuts, recorded between 1971-1984 from across the US and beyond The album comes as a 2xLP, complete with extensive sleeve notes, featuring top-shelf rarities end-to-end Whilst soul 45 aficionados will be familiar with the titles,...
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    Jerome “Bigfoot” Brailey is an American drummer who started performing in the early 1970s with several R&B groups from the likes of The Unifics, The Chambers Brothers and The Five Stairsteps where he developed his unique style and finesse on drums Later in 1975 he joined George Clinton’s P-Funk collective and has...
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    Official replica re-issue of a South African jazz-funk rarity from Teaspoon & The Waves Released in 1977 on Soul Jazz Pop, a subsidiary label of Mavuthela Music Company / Gallo, Teaspoon & The Waves’ self-titled album is an absolute masterpiece Best known for the song 'Oh Yeh Soweto’, which is an astonishing...
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    Fresh off of their 2020 offering Adult Themes, El Michels Affair is back with a new full-length release Titled Yeti Season, this newest album has everything we've come to expect from EMA’s patented cinematic style of instrumental soul music Where Adult Themes inspired a soundtrack to an imaginary film, Yeti Season brings us...
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    Brownswood bring you a brand new project, STR4TA, borne from a recorded improvised jam session recorded from a back shed in London just before lockdown with the finishing touches made remotely Inspired by the gritty DIY sounds of the cult 80s Brit Funk era, Strata, is about drawing out the imperfections to reveal the raw soul of...
  • After three years of waiting since her seminal Sister funk hit single 2 Kinds Of Men, Record Kicks finally presents Stop Look Listen the debut album from the new Oporto soul diva Marta Ren & The Groovelvets that will hit the streets 19 February 2016 Anticipated from the first single I'm Not A Regular Woman, which is getting...
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    The Afro Soul Prophecy is an atypical musical project, out of time and trends, as evidenced by a several years gestation that has finally ended with the release of “Heat in the City”, an album that includes all the songs ever recorded, some of which have already been published in 2017 on 7” (SC716, “Red Light District /...
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    "A decade of Armenian disco, funk, and soul, compiled by Darone Sassounian who spent three years tracking down the records and artists; fulfilling a calling to lift his people’s voice, a people that have always faced the threat of erasure The music was made a generation after the Armenian Genocide, a testament to perseverance...
  • The third album by Turkish psych-folk band Altin Gün Yol follows their ATO debut, and Grammy-nominated album Gece The band toured the US behind that record playing packed, sold-out clubs to insanely enthusiastic crowds Amsterdam’s Altin Gün have built a strong reputation for fusing past and present to make brilliantly...
  • “My dad loved people He was an activist for Black people, but also an activist for human rights I don’t care what color you are, my dad was kind to you He wanted the word ‘love’ out there: the self-love message, the world-love message Anything good he knew, he wanted to let everyone know about it” – Keesha...
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    Barely a season passed in 2019 between the release of Badge Époque Ensemble’s self titled debut album, and its follow up, the disco-sleeved 12” Nature, Man & Woman Now, 3 months on from the release of the group’s acclaimed sophomore album Self Help, we find them repeating the trick with a surprise fourth title on...
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    The strange and majestic musical beast that is 'Africadelic' (1972) was Dibango's follow-up to 'Soul Makossa', but it was initially released on Louis Delacour's library music label Mondiaphone, before 'Soul Makossa' became an international phenomenon As a Mondiaphone release, it was aimed at television and film producers seeking...
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    3LP vinyl box set Soul Slabs Vol 2 is a collection of A-sides from the 7-inch catalog of Loveland Ohio's Colemine Records Specializing in heavy soul, funk, and R&B, Colemine prides itself on authenticity and an old school production style, while still making songs that seem fresh and are moving the genre of soul forward...
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    Following the highly acclaimed Volume I, dig further into the Wamono sound – the cream of the Japanese jazz, funk, soul, rare groove and disco music developed throughout the years since the end of the sixties in Japan! Active as a professional DJ in Japan since the late eighties, DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite is also a renowned...
  • Twenty-eight years ago, pissed-off twelve-year-olds around the universe discovered a new planet, a Black Planet Public Enemy’s aggressive, Benihana beats and incendiary lyrics instilled fear among parents and teachers everywhere, even in the border town of Laredo, Texas, home of the future founders of the...
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    'Black Heat' is the eponymous debut studio album by American funk group Black Heat, released in 1972 The album is filled with hard-driving, meaningful songs that truly pack a groovy punch With each track Black Heat picks up the pace a little more, continuing on a breezy journey into a fusion of jazz, funk and latin Comes on 180...
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    Penza Penza is a project of Estonian composer Misha Panfilov 'Beware Of' is his debut album and presents ten tracks of...
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    This first ever re-release of William Stuckey's extremely rare southern soul LP When Brian Sears told me William was still with us and living locally I was shocked that nobody had spoken to him up till now Not only that but he still had the multitrack tapes at his house Unfortunately the tapes were in a bad way and needed some...
  • Menahan Street Band, a veritable supergroup of some of today's most prolific songwriters, arrangers, and producers return with this beat-forward, cinematic masterpiece If you have spent any time hanging out in bars, cafes, or casually tuning into NPR in the last 10 years you should be well versed in MSB's catalog Their unique...
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    From label owner Terry Cole, "It was on March 16, 2020 that we closed up our storefront as the reality of a worldwide pandemic began to spread across the Midwest We had no idea how it was going to impact our shop, our label, or the artists we represent We were all fortunate to have our family members stay safe and healthy;...
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    It's safe to say that starting a jazz album with a version of Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog" was quite a daring deed, to say the least In Argentina — back in 1977 And yet this is something a musician with the career of Jorge Navarro could afford Navarro belongs to a generation of musicians who shaped the history of jazz music...
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    Having shown talent for playing guitar at a young age, Josi Ndlovu (Zimbabwe) started his first rock band “The Movers” (who were very popular within the local scene) in 1968 By the early 70s, Josi was already an acclaimed guitarist and a member of the revolutionary rock bands “Wells Fargo” and “Eye of Liberty” who...
  • Houston’s reputation for developing first-class jazz acts is well-established, as a stream of young players has been distinguishing themselves for decades…among those musicians and mentors who stood tallest, Bubbha Thomas was no exception (and a major key-player) in this long tradition of talent Before becoming an artist...
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    "Black Fairy" is a fairy tale, but not in the traditional sense When writing this play, I did not want to re-create the types of fantasies which are so common in children's theater There is no kind of magic that can relieve Black children from the oppression that retards their development However, I do feel giving them a better...
  • For his latest project Chico Mann recalls, “When I moved from NY to LA, my intention was to start this AfroRock band, Here Lies Man What you're hearing on this record is music I wrote for that band but has been reimagined to bring it back to its original form” Using fewer elements of Highlife for its brand of Afrobeat, Double...
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    2019 repress, blue vinyl Troupeau Bleu is the first and most famous album recorded by French jazz-funk legends Cortex, and it has been an obscure favorite of funky collectors for years Reissued last in 2013 by Trad Vibe, it's now back in stock in a final limited pressing, under official license from Alain Mion In 1974, Mion, Alain...
  • “Garrett III is more of a swan project A final installment, if you will Garrett is now retreating more deeply, as evident by the album cover by @GangCulture into obscurity The time has come for a landing via this 3rd installment of his ‘private life’ After surviving a lockdown x worldwide pandemic in 1 piece, without going...
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    The mysterious Sault return with their second album for 2020 This is the most essential album for 2020 It's their fourth album in less than two years and the quality and essential message has not been compromised This album is based firmly around the dancefloor with gems that take in house disco, 80's Boogie and Post Punk After...
  • Throughout their career, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings remained in high demand both publicly and privately to recreate and often re-imagine songs by other artists More often than not, these covers were recorded by request ' commissioned for placement in movies, television programs, tribute albums, or for samples This album...
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    This 2 LP colored vinyl set includes a bonus 7” in a gatefold jacket It features the original album plus 11 bonus tracks, including three new unreleased originals; three live in-studio versions (“Colors,” “Oct 33,” “Confines”); a live version of “Know You Better” recorded at C-Boys Heart & Soul, the Austin...
  • Obscure 1970 deep English funk Very similar to Cymande and...
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    Trading Places present a reissue of Ultrafunk's self-titled album, originally released in 1975 Anonymous British funk studio outfit Ultrafunk was spearheaded by Blues & Soul magazine proprietor John Abbey, who ran a fashionable record shop and label called Contempo in London's West End during the 1970s; he conceived of the...
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    The 1976 New Orleans funk masterpiece of Mardi Gras Indians backed up by The Meters and The Neville Brothers Inducted into the Library National Recording Registry for it’s cultural, artistic and historic importance Sourced from the original master tapes Features liner notes and...
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    Little is known about Norman Feels…but we do know that he was an underground soul sensation in the 1970s He released two classic albums on Just Sunshine Records (the label that was also responsible for putting out milestone recordings by artists like Betty Davis, Karen Dalton and Arica) Over the years, Norman’s songs have...
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    Putting something back is how Will Holland (Quantic) described the reason for starting The Quantic Soul Orchestra Having released two successful albums on Tru Thoughts under his Quantic guise - The 5th Exotic and Apricot Morning (which fused jazzy and breakbeat sounds), he felt his next musical adventure would be to focus on the...
  • Drift Up To Space is AMBIANCE’s second album released in 1980 on Da Mon Records, Los Angeles Sublime from the beginning to the end, it has become a sought-after collector’s item Some of the best fusion on record! "Influenced by the modal jazz of John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, McCoy Tyner and Rahsaan Roland Kirk,...
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    The third album from London-based multi-instrumentalist, Robohands ‘Shapes’ fuses elements of jazz, krautrock, hip hop and ambient music For fans of Khruangbin, Yusef Dayes, CAN, Coltrane and 70s library music moods Shapes is the solo project of London based composer, instrumentalist and producer Andy Baxter His debut LP...
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