Lots of Jazz and Soul reissues!
Atlantic/Big Break (UK), 1977.
The record's so hot, it set fire to the model's shoulder on the cover – and for good reason, too – given the strengths of the Trammps on the Philly Groove scene of the 70s! Many acts tried to copy their sound, but few did it this well – a legendary Philly group who were first out ... (Soul)
MPS (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. 2LP Gatefold
The magic sunshine here is all from the legendary catalog of MPS Records – unusually groovy jazz tracks from the 60s and 70s, all hand-picked by the equally legendary DJ Gilles Peterson! Peterson first turned many ears onto MPS back a few decades ago – with his excellent Talkin Jazz ... (Funky Compilations)
Big Break (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. 2 CDs
One of the greatest female soul groups of all time – served up here in a career-spanning anthology that finally gets at the full range of their talents! The tracks here start in the trio's early years on Stax Records, move through their sublime 70s hitmaking years at Columbia, with lots of ... (Soul)
Capitol/Dusty Groove, 1971.
Killer work from the same sessions that gave the world Cannonball Adderley's classic Black Messiah album – live material from an extended stretch as the Troubadour club in LA – featuring a very righteous, freewheeling version of Cannonball's group! The lineup features some wonderful ... (Jazz)
Flipper/Dagored (Italy), 1970. (reissue)
One of the coolest albums we've ever heard from Italian soundtrack genius Alessandro Alessandroni – a set that's heavy on the vocal interplay of his I Cantori Moderni group, but which also features lots of dark musical elements as well! The blend is incredible – soaring harmonies on ... (Sound Library)
Capitol/Dusty Groove, 1970.
Fantastic work from the massive electric years of the Cannonball Adderley Quintet – one of the group's last records to feature the keyboards of Joe Zawinul – and also one of the heaviest from the time! The set's a double-length gem that presents the group in an open live setting – ... (Jazz)
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. 2CD
Great sounds pulled from the famous record collection of Lux Interior and Poison Ivy – a really mad mix of rock instrumentals, hillbilly thumpers, R&B scorchers, and exotic platters – all brought together as a wonderful demonstration of just how wild the indie record scene was at ... (Rock)
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1984. 2 CDs
Sweet 80s sounds from the legendary Kool & The Gang – one of the key classics from the second chapter of the group – when their lineup and sound were a lot leaner than before, and they managed to cross over big to a much wider audience than before! The upbeat cuts show that the ... (Soul)
Continental/Soul Patrol (France), 1971. (reissue)
A funky samba gem from the 70s – the only album we've ever seen from Jorginho Pessanha, and a set that grooves with plenty of bassy percussion – in an all-acoustic mode that's nice and raw! Jorginho's got wonderfully soulful vocals – raspy, with a real charm that totally gets us, ... (Brazil)
Old Tom Foolery, 2016.
There's nothing liminal about the sound of the Joe Baer Magnant Group – as these guys have found a very special space of their own – which they occupy beautifully in a haunting blend of guitar and Fender Rhodes! The two instruments are used spatially, and chromatically – in ways ... (Jazz)
WRWTFWW (Italy), 1972. (reissue)
A very cool soundtrack from the great Piero Umiliani – done during a period of great electronic exploration! The record is credited to "Piero Umiliani & I Suoi Oscillatori" – an instrument you can definitely hear at work here – as Piero uses lots of cool keyboard ... (Soundtracks)
AMS (Italy), 1972. Gatefold (reissue)
Dark genius from Italian composer Riz Ortolani – very spooky sounds written for a film whose English language translation is "Don't Torture A Duckling"! Non Si Sevizia Un Paperino has these amazing string passages that really creep us out – played with razor-sharpness and ... (Soundtracks)
Epic/Big Break (UK), 1982.
Rose Royce are certainly plenty strong at this point in their career – working with a tight modern soul groove on Epic Records – away from their previous placement on the Whitfield label, even though Norman Whitfield's still very actively handling production here! The album does a ... (Soul)
Telesound/Dagored (Italy), 1983. (reissue)
One of the coolest, weirdest electronic albums we've ever heard from the great Piero Umiliani – working here under one of his many unusual studio names, Tusco! The record's from the early 80s, but features these compelling electronics that are much more late 60s analogue experimental than ... (Sound Library)
Polydor/Big Break (UK), 1977.
A great meeting of 70s disco talents here – as both Gregg Diamond and Joe Beck both work with Gloria Gaynor on this sweet little set – with an approach that makes for some of her nicest music of the time! Diamond's tunes have a definite Bionic Boogie feel – sharp-edged, but never ... (Soul)
Kent/Mainstream (UK), Early 70s.
A huge array of soul tracks from the Mainstream label – an imprint that was probably best known for its jazz work of the early 70s, and as the launching pad for a few key rock groups – but one who also cut some killer soul tracks in the best New York and Philly styles of the period! ... (Soul)
Sonorama (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s.
Swedish saxophonist Lars Gullin made some amazing records in the 50s and 60s, but most folks have never heard these tracks before – as they represent some lost tapes that are surprisingly great, and which will be a key addition to his catalog! Gullin's baritone is wonderful here – ... (Jazz)
Athens Of The North (UK), Mid 70s.
A huge discovery in funky soul – unreleased tracks that were supposed to form the never-issued third album by Rasputin's Stash – after their classic Devil Made Me Do It for Curtom! The group are the stuff of legend – a heady funk ensemble who grew out of Chicago's Fantastic Epics ... (Soul)
Crammed (Belgium), 2016. Gatefold
Two powers of the contemporary global scene – coming together in a really amazing way! Percussionist Batida joins the amazing Konono No 1 – adding in some extra rhythms, both live and programmed, to their stunning mix of electrified percussion, likembe, and other instruments – ... (Global Grooves)
Inflamable (France), 2016.
A wonderfully jazzy session from DJ Cam – not the Soulshine album of many years back, but an all-instrumental record that may be one of Cam's warmest in years! There's a great small combo vibe to the record – which features a sextet with lots of great keyboards from Eric Legnini, plus ... (New Grooves)
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