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Sway
CPT/Schema (Italy), 1973.
An amazing set from the Italian scene of the early 70s – a jazz album with a fair bit of electric instrumentation, but one that comes across in a very different way than American or other European fusion of the time! Instead, there's kind of this core acoustic energy to the record – ... CD (Jazz)
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Omni/Iron Mountain Analog Research (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Gatefold
A killer collection of obscure country, rockabilly and proto rock prison songs – with sometimes mournful, sometimes darkly humorous songs about convicts, prisoners and executioners – compiled by the same team as the incredible Hillbillies In Hell series! Hangman's Blues is less bluesy ... LP, Vinyl record album (Folk/Country)
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Soul Junction (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s.
Sweet soul galore – an amazing collection of vocal group numbers from the end of the 60s and start of the 70s – a time when the format was really beginning to take off! Sure, soulful harmonies had been around since the doo wop generation – but during the time of these tracks, ... CD (Soul)
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Prestige/BGP (UK), Early 70s.
Spiritual sounds from the source – a host of incredible tracks from a time when jazz was really opening up into new dimensions – as players stepped forward in a wave of strong post-Coltrane energy to really push the music into the skies! The music here can be seen as a blueprint for ... CD (Funky Compilations)
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Academy, 1976. (reissue)
One of the coolest albums to come from the Ghana scene in the 70s – served up by a group who's equally well-skilled at many ends of the musical spectrum! At one level, Marijata come on like a heavy funk act – lots of fuzz on the guitar, fierce drums at the bottom, and tight jazzy horns ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves)
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Codice D'Amore Orientale
Joker/Schema (Italy), 1974. Gatefold
A sweet little set that's every bit as wonderful as its cover – an obscure slinky sex score from the Italian scene of the 70s – and one that's got some key funky moments, too! Music is billed to the Blue Marvin Orchestra, but written by maestro Alberto Baldan Bembo – and the ... CD (Soundtracks)
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Folksy Nina
Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1963.
Nina's folsky, but she's also jazzy too – and the album's from a key time in which she was finding a very special way to bring the two modes together! Simone could have been a straight jazz singer if she wanted – but as records like this always remind us, she was always striving for ... CD (Vocalists)
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Light In The Attic, Early 90s. Gatefold
Raw and riveting gospel-folk-soul from Johnnie Frierson – only ever issued as a self-released cassette before this vital re-discovery by Light In The Attic! Johnnie is one of the vital, though relatively unknown voices in the Stax/Volt universe, working with a his sister Wendy Rene and in the ... CD (Gospel)
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Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1980s.
A cool collection of sounds when the music was really making a change in the French West Indies – especially in Guadeloupe, which was always trying to set itself apart from some of its Caribbean neighbors! The music here has all the electric touches you'd expect from the "digital" ... CD (Global Grooves)
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V2 (Netherlands), 2016. Gatefold
New music from the amazing Ronald Snijders – a Dutch flute player who made some incredibly funky records in the 70s – and really recreates that vibe here! Back in the day, Snijders was almost like the European version of Bobbi Humphrey – and worked in a similar sort of flow to ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s.
The first-ever full length collection of work from Jeanette Jones – a San Francisco singer who's only been slowly discovered over the years, thanks to the efforts of the folks at Kent Records! Back in the day, Jones got one single on the market – the excellent "Darling I'm ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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In The Vernacular
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1959.
Early genius from the great saxophonist John Handy – working here at a time when he was fresh from some key experience with Charles Mingus, and ready to try out some of his own great ideas as a leader on his own! The album's a stunner right from the start – a record of subtle power and ... CD (Jazz)
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Eye For An Eye
Climax/Favorite (France), 1981.
One of the smoothest sets to ever come from the Muscle Shoals scene – an early 80s gem that's as much an AOR charmer as it is a modern soul groover! Vocals are by Robert Byrne, with close help from Brandon Barnes – working here with hip production from Clayton Ivey and Terry Woodford, ... CD (Rock)
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Maelstrom/Avalanche
Daptone, 2016.
A pair of aural psych funk severe weather events from the mighty Budos Band! "Maelstrom" kicks off with swirling bit of organ, presaging the funky onslaught to come – with soulful horn blasts and and impeccably rhythmic sensibility that keeps it from flying out of control. "Aval ... 7-inch, Vinyl record (Funky 45's)
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Sun Explosion
Fiesta/Africa Seven (UK), 1978.
A record that really shows the continuing evolution of the sound of Manu Dibango – the artist's relentless drive to move forward and keep coming up with new ways to groove! The style here is quite different than the short, stark vibe of Manu's earlier work – as the tracks are all long, ... CD (Global Grooves)
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Family Tree
Freestyle (UK), 2016.
A sweet change in sound from Kylie Auldist – an artist we know mostly for deep funk work with The Bamboos on backup – but who steps out here in a style that's got much more of an 80s soul vibe overall! The arrangements are full, funky, and beautifully suited to Kylie's voice – ... CD (Deep Funk)
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Loadstone/Manufactured, 1976. (reissue)
Stunning funky soul by California Playboys – a heck of a record that should have made the Playboys a huge combo at the time! It's a shame the group didn't become millionaires – but the obscurity of the record is maybe also one of its charms – the kind of small label set that ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Liuto/Schema (Italy), 1972. 2LP Gatefold & CD (reissue)
Percussion and special effects – a really wonderful blend, especially in the hands of Italian maestro Piero Umiliani! The album's one of Piero's more experimental and electronic outings – done for the Liuto sound library label, with lots of cool production techniques that make the ... LP, Vinyl record album (Sound Library)
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Monism
Strata East/Manufactured, 1975. (reissue)
Rare spiritual jazz by reed player Milton Marsh – one of the harder-to-find albums on Strata East – and one of just a couple incredible records to Marsh's name! Obscurity aside, this is prime Strata East – with some sprawling moments in a larger band formation that go just far ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. 3 CDs
A really cool set that looks at the rise of late 50s beatnik culture from a variety of different styles – not just the jazz and poetry that marked that scene's biggest contribution to music – but also the wealth of modes that inspired those years too! The 3CD package features a ... CD (Vocalists)

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