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  • "You and Me” by Penny & the Quarters simply refused to stay lost For 40 years, the song sat silent in a box of reels before heartthrob Ryan Gosling selected it to star in 2010's indie weeper Blue Valentine The power of the track set off an international treasure hunt in pursuit of the mysterious artists behind it Since then,...
  • The story of Stark Reality… Discovers The Hoagy Carmichael Music Shop begins with Hoagy Carmichael’s son, Hoagy Bix Carmichael Nearing 30 and working on Wall Street, Bix wanted to do something more worthwhile He relocated to Boston and started working at WGBH, one of the country’s most innovative PBS stations There he met...
  • Soulful Proclamation was the first and only LP to be released by Oklahoma band Messengers Incorporated, and it's glowing hues of psych-infused funk and soul has kept it's legacy burning bright among rare groove circles Originally released in 1972, it was briefly swept up in the booming popularity of deep-funk, before the band...
  • The unstoppable, irresistible rhythms and melodies of Antibalas have influenced scores of artists across rock, hip hop, afrobeat and beyond Born in a Brooklyn warehouse in 1997, 12 piece ensemble Antibalas is credited with introducing Afrobeat to a wider global audience, influencing countless musicians and developing a live show...
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    Tartelet release jitwam's 2019 success album on gold vinyl HONEYCOMB hits the sweet spot between jitwam's work in dance music and efforts as a bandleader, connecting people in studio and on stage The record encapsulates his diverse upbringing in India and Australia, before living in monasteries in Thailand, orphanages in South...
  • Reissue, originally released in 1971 South-African jazz-rock worshippers alert! Assagai was an Afro-rock band, active in the early 1970s in London, whose relatively short career produced two albums recorded in 1971 It has been described as "the second best-known African group of the late '60s/early '70s in Britain" after Osibisa...
  • A follow-up of sorts to Messengers Incorporated’s Soulful Proclamation, LA Will Make You Pay $$$ by Burton Inc featured core members Charles and Barbara Burton of both groups, and is a shining example of the modern soul and disco that pulsed through the Oklahoma underground Moving away from the psych-infused heavy funk jams...
  • Celebrating Sun Records 70th anniversary, these Johnny Adams tracks have been remixed from the original multitrack tapes for optimal sound quality The new album tracklist has never been printed on vinyl, inspired by his 1986 South Side of Soul Street The offering includes his hits "Release Me" and "Reconsider Me" as well as...
  • 15 super rare and obscure library, soundtrack, jazz and soul tracks plundered by producers such as Alchemist, Daringer, Statik Selektah and Camouflage Monk for Westside Gunn's seminal "Fly God" album, giving crate diggers everywhere an insight to that gritty Griselda...
  • Strut revisit the early years of Patrice Rushen’s time with Elektra Records with the definitive 2LP edition of the ‘Patrice’ album from 1978 After a series of jazz funk albums on Prestige, Patrice moved to Elektra as the label tapped into the burgeoning “sophisticated R&B” market at the tail end of the disco era...
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    Patrice Rushen’s all-time classic 1979 album for Elektra Records This album marked another progression in Rushen’s solo career as she broke through with the huge club hit ‘Haven’t You Heard’ and also featured on her LP cover with her trademark braids for the first time courtesy of stylist Sibongile Bradley and top...
  • Glenn Fallows and Mark Treffel released their first album, ‘The Globeflower Master Vol 1’, on Mr Bongo in September 2021 With its lush, warm and timeless productions paying homage to classic 60s and 70s soundtrack composers, it was very well received and struck a chord with the scene’s connoisseurs Louder Than War...
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    Originally planned for release last year to mark the 50th anniversary of the album's creation, Gil Scott-Heron's most renowned full-length returns in stunning, audiophile quality sound This time round, the album has been stretched across two discs, both of which have been pressed at 45rpm for louder sound Created by Scott-Heron...
  • Inspired by Otis Redding and James Brown, Mickey Murray created his own groovy brand of Southern soul His first hit, the horn-heavy "Shout Bamalama" brought him out of shoe shining obscurity and into soul stardom Shout Bamalama and Other Super Soul Songs was originally released in 1967 and has been newly remastered to celebrate...
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    Over the years, artists have continuously inspired one another through the art of sampling The SAMPLED vinyl collection is an invitation to (re) discover the most iconic sampled artists and original tracks in music history such as Charles Aznavour, Ray Charles, Dusty Springfield or Gwen McCrae Launched in 2018 with 2 volumes...
  • Celebrating 40 years since the game-changing “For Dancers Only” Kent LP 001, “For Dancers Forty” revisits the Los Angeles labels that have given us so...
  • FBI were one of the tightest UK Funk and Soul bands of the 1970’s The nine piece band led by Root Jackson had a real feel good sound He interchanges with Bonnie Wilkerson on vocals on this nine track album originally released in 1976 The album is a mix of hard driving funk like ‘FBI’, ‘Bad Deal’ ,’Get That Ball’ and...
  • Lee Fields is arguably the greatest soul singer alive today In an age when the shelf life of an artist largely depends on posturing and trends, he has proven to be an unassailable force of nature His prolific, decade-spanning career continues to reign supreme on the modern soul scene In early 2022, Lee reunited with Daptone...
  • This album, which is the only album of a large group of Ascension Mono from the artist name “Heaven St & Ecstasy” based in US Oakland, contains a lot of floor-like killer songs and groovy disco tunes A DJ & collector’s coveted album that also contains the sweetest soul numbers! Featured in the “US Black Disc...
  • In the early 80s, the Ansambl Mileta Petrovića was formed in Nis, in the Serbian part of the former Yugoslavia Mile Petrovic and his band were pioneers and modernised gypsy music by replacing the accordeon and brass with synthesizers and guitars The result is a psychedelic cocktail of traditional rhythms and spaced out sounds As...
  • A proper reissue of Minnie Riperton's debut album Come To My Garden on GRT, originally published in 1970 Her name came to prominence with the highly influential Chicago band Rotary Connection, forerunners of the rock n' soul crossover In addition to their own recordings, including their 1967 debut album Rotary Connection, the band...
  • Reissue, originally released in 1972 Once there was Black Merda, such a funny a name if you happen to have any Italian heritage To be true, that was meant as "Black Murder", but something went wrong along the way For their second album the proto black rock band changed their name, turning simply into Mer-da Long Burn The Fire was...
  • After smooth detours into Soul covers, French Neo-Disco, modern Sunset Disco and Brazilian AOR, in 2022 DJ Supermarkt's Too Slow to Disco series makes a joyous return to its original Westcoast AOR/Yacht roots Celebrating the 10th TSTD compilation Who would have thought… The Berlin curator releases a killer 4th edition of the...
  • Jeffrey Scott Greer is a one-man funky powerhouse here – playing drums, Fender Rhodes, guitar, moog, congas, bass, and even jazzy flute – but all with a sharpness that makes the record every bit as great as music from a much larger funk ensemble! In fact, we dare say that Greer's work here might rival some of the best on some...
  • Jeffery Scott Greer has given us some great funk singles in recent years – those expensive funky 45s that can sometimes cost more than a full length album – which is why we're so happy to have this record on hand! Greer can be a one-man band at times, but here he works with help from some other musicians too – although...
  • A really wonderful album from one-man funk powerhouse Jeffery Scott Greer – a set that's different both from his previous albums, and his funky 45s! As before, Greer does all the work himself – but the tracks are longer, and jazzier too – both in the way the rhythms slide in, and the Rhodes and flute lines dance over the top...
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    What do you get when you have two of the finest minds in music, amazing composers and multi-instrumentalists working together to bring and explosion of sound The new LP “Space & Tempo” from the tag team duo of Shawn Lee and Misha Panfilov which is a fuel filled, combustible soundscape of energy that tickles the ear drum...
  • Among the rarest albums from Jim Kirchstein's Wisconsin-based Cuca label, 1964's Birdegs & Pauline runs a playful gamut of girl group soul, sultry R&B, bluesy torch songs, and junk shop doo-wop The Rockford, Illinois-based husband and wife duo struck gold with their Top 20 R&B hit "Spring" the year prior and frequently...
  • Each song on Ghost Funk Orchestra’s 3rd album, A New Kind of Love, due to be released on Colemine Records … 2022, resonates like the soundtrack to a scene from an imaginary movie The music could score a romantic drama, an action thriller, or a modern twist on a classic film noir The spare, cascading vocals accentuate the lush...
  • This compilation pays tribute to the soul music of Boston that was originally captured on tape by legendary Boston record store owner, turned label owner and curator, Skippy White This release is a labor of love for all involved in compiling it, especially Eli Paperboy Reed In addition to being a songwriter and performer, Eli is...
  • The Lewis Connection was a Soul / Funk band from Minneapolis whose self-titled LP may have been lost to the vaults were it not for their peculiar historical connection – the first appearance of Prince as a guest performer The song in question, “Got To Be Something Here,” features Prince on background vocals and guitar,...
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    FKA twigs’ highly anticipated mixtape CAPRISONGS is now on vinyl The mixtape documents twigs’ “journey back to myself through my amazing collaborators and friends” and showcases an evolution and expansion for this prolific artist who continues to thoughtfully push at the edges of her art “CAPRISONGS… it’s bronzer in...
  • Surprise Chef’s music is based on evoking mood; their vivid arrangements utilize time and space to build soundscapes that invite the listener into their world The quintet’s distinct sound pulls from 70s film scores, the funkier side of jazz, and the samples that form the foundation of hip hop They push the boundaries of...
  • Discover "Le Deltaplane", fifth album by Andre Solomko, and third produced on Favorite Recordings, pursuing a collaboration that started more than 5 years ago Born in Ukraine in 1965 and now based in Finland, Andre Solomko is primarily a rich and engaging personality, but above all, a brilliant saxophonist, composer and...
  • When Tramp Records was founded, there really were very few ways in which the music lover could discover new music besides the traditional methods of digging, good luck, and inheritance First there were torrent sites such as Napster and Limewire where generous collectors might digitize and upload portions of their accessions, and...
  • As the sun sets on a quaint East Nashville house, a young man bares a piece of his soul Facing the camera, sporting a silky suit jacket/shirt/slacks/fingerless gloves ensemble that announces "singer" before he's even opened his mouth, Lee Tracy Johnson settles onto his stage, the front yard He sways to the dirge-like drum machine...
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    The 2nd release by Mad Honey, performed and recorded live to tape Aside from being a studio project for some time, they have just started touring locally and are currently working on their first album for the label TIP! Space Grapes is an independent and artist-run label by Bobby van Putten and Danilo Plessow (MCDE), focusing...
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    Sounding simultaneously from the past, the present, and the future, the debut album 'MLDE' by Marxist Love Disco Ensemble seeks to eradicate both the trite from disco and the sobriety from political music Half poetic, half tongue-in-cheek, this stunning compact eight-track album is influenced by Eastern European and Mediterranean...
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    Here we are at the dawn of a new compilation series and we’re kicking things off with an absolute gem that features a selection of hard-to-find records (some impossible to find) and some that have been hiding in plain sight all along They all share common qualities, being that they are beautiful, soul-quenched songs that sing of...
  • One of the great, lost albums of Philly Soul! And we mean really lost…we had to go to Italy and pay close to 500 euros to snag a copy for artwork Jean Davis, Gwen Oliver, and Cassandra Wooten were known as The Yum-Yums when they auditioned for Arctic label founder Jimmy Bishop, who re-christened them as Honey and the Bees and...
  • Willie Hale aka Little Beaver (so dubbed as a child because of his prominent front teeth) was one of the extraordinarily talented musicians Henry Stone assembled at his Hialeah, FL-based TK Records label and its assorted imprints Among the artists who recorded for Stone were KC & the Sunshine Band, Timmy Thomas, Gwen McCrae,...
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    One of the most popular protest albums ever recorded, it inspired cover versions of its songs by such artists as Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Bruce Springsteen, and The Jam, and was sampled by the Beastie Boys, among others  Includes Edwin Starr's signature song, the smash hit "War" (penned by Norman Whitfield & Barrett...
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    Pacific Breeze documents Japan’s blast into the stratosphere By the 1960s, the nation had achieved a postwar miracle, soaring to become the world’s second largest economy Thriving tech exports sent The Rising Sun over the moon Its pocket cassette players, bleeping video games, and gleaming cars boomed worldwide, wooing...
  • Released on the famed tax scam label Tiger Lily in 1976, Sounds Of The City Experience’s self-titled debut album is a rare groove treat with original pressings often reaching astronomical figures on the second-hand market Its quality carries over into the sound with its richness of character pushing beyond what must have been a...
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    A full reworking of the ten tracks on Tirzah's acclaimed second album Colourgrade, Highgrade has remixes from the likes of Arca, Actress, Lafawndah, Loraine James and Speakers Corner Quartet Moving through orchestral jazz, deconstructed R&B and minimal, glitchy electronica, Highgrade, like all Tirzah’s music is not easily...
  • Daptone Records is proud to present Brooklyn to Brooklin, the Scone Cash Players inaugural release on Daptone Records Longtime Daptone Hammond ace, Adam Scone was seduced when his traveling performances brought him from Brooklyn, New York to Brooklin, Brasil, where he found a trove of new love and music Produced by Bosco Mann, and...
  • GA-20 clearly is on to something big It’s a movement, a new traditional blues revival The dynamic, throwback blues trio are disciples of the place where traditional blues, country and rock ‘n’ roll intersect “We make records that we would want to listen to,” says guitarist Matt Stubbs “It’s our take on the song-based...
  • Cast your mind (if you dare) back to last summer – when the world went into lockdown and there was a new world order for us all to adjust to While a great percentage of us went about mastering sourdough or gingerly attempting a new language on Duolingo, Tom Misch – fresh off the release of the Ivor Novello nominated...

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