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Prestige, 1964. (reissue)
A Holiday set so sweet, you'll be playing it all year long – as the record's got all the same soul jazz charms as the other Prestige Records albums from Hammond legend Don Patterson! True, the cover is red and green – and true, the songs are all Christmas numbers – but Don and ...
Interbeat/Cinedelic (Italy), 1973. (reissue)
Sweet funky electronics from Franco Chiari – served up on a rare sound library session with an incredibly groovy feel! The keyboards range from electric piano to much more moogy modes – and are played with Chiari in ways that are almost a more electrified variation of the Italian ... (Sound Library)
Ru-Jac/Omnivore, Late 60s.
Rare Baltimore soul from the duo of Gene & Eddie – and a collection that's equally noteworthy for its early contributions from the mighty Sir Joe Quarterman, who'd later become a funk legend in the 70s! The style is rough-edged duo soul – kind of an east coast variant of the modes ... (Soul)
Casablanca/Universal (UK), Late 70s. 5 CDs
A funk fan's dream come true – five classic albums from Parliament, all presented in tiny LP-styled covers! First up is Mothership Connection – still some of the tightest, sharpest funk you'll ever hear – all these many decades later. The instrumentation is razor-sharp – ... (Soul)
Epic/Real Gone, 1980.
The first-ever official release of this obscure live moment from The Isley Brothers – a set that's also known as Wild In Woodstock, and which was recorded by the group live in a special studio setting! The vibe here is great – different than the bigger arena live Isleys of the 70s, and ... (Soul)
BBE (UK), Early 70s.
A record with a mystery – tapes that were unearthed in the recent return to the vaults of the Strata label in Detroit – but which were only marked with the initials "TJ", and no other notes at all! TJ's got a righteous approach to soul – one that puts him strongly in ... (Soul)
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s.
The Grasso Brothers definitely know how to boogie – and they more than prove themselves with a wicked selection of rare tracks from the deepest years of the underground! The set's a killer collection right from the start – pulled from vintage 12" singles, albums, and even some ... (Funky Compilations)
The Frightnrs have plenty more to say here – and they say it in a really sharp-edged approximation of older rocksteady modes! The group are contemporary, but like the best acts on Daptone, they've got an instantly classic feel – thanks to instrumentation and production that take us ... (Reggae)
Interbeat/Cinedelic (Italy), 1975. (reissue)
A sweet 70s sound library session from the tiny Interbeat label – and one that does a great job of mixing up jazz, bossa, and maybe a bit of proggish keyboards too! The sound is relatively stripped-down – mostly jazzy rhythms and keyboards, served up in a variety of really cool tunes ... (Sound Library)
Psychic Sounds, 1964.
One of the coolest compositions we've ever heard from Delia Derbyshire – a special set of electronic compositions based around dreams, with lots of tape work and electronics from Delia, plus loads of eerie recitations as well! Each track features someone describing a dream – at a level ... (Sound Library)
Rogue Art (France), 2016.
A beautiful large ensemble project from flautist Nicole Mitchell – and a set that shows just how far she's come in her music over the years! Mitchell has always been wonderful, but there's something especially visionary in this project – as there seem to be larger ideas at play ... (Jazz)
Warner/Real Gone, Late 60s/1970s. 2 CDs
Heavy soul by one of the funkiest groups of all time – New Orleans mighty Meters, a group who forever set a new standard with the classic singles featured in this package! The Meters are an instrumental group at their core – with a moody blend of heady basslines, bubbling organ, and ... (Soul)
Picci/Cinedelic (Italy), 1973. (reissue)
An obscure set from the equally obscure Physicians – an Italian group who were better known as the prog act Campo Di Marte, but who here record with a much more jazzy vibe! The instrumentation is a blend of reed lines, keyboards, and some especially inventive rhythms – and the ... (Sound Library)
A sweetly laidback record from Till Bronner – one of his most stripped-down jazz efforts in years – and maybe a set that recalls his earlier tribute to Chet Baker, but at a level that's much more like Chet's original work! Till plays trumpet, flugelhorn, and sings a bit – the ... (Jazz)
Prestige, 1964. (reissue)
A rare jazz Holiday treasure – recorded by Bobby Timmons' during his glorious trio years at Prestige! The group here features Bobby on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Walter Perkins on drums – all doing really amazing things with a set of Christmas standards – at a level that ...
Bassic Black/Are Group, 2016.
A jazz vocalist with a great blend of classic roots and contemporary soul – working here in a mix of her own original tunes and some well-chosen standards! Laurin's sense of lyric is very personal – spun out with a richness that's immediately apparent, and underscored by some warm ... (Vocalists)
Warner/Real Gone, 1970s. 2 CDs
A great double-pack – featuring two sweet collections of work from Dionne Warwick! First up is The Complete Warner Brothers Singles – a long-overdue anthology of Dionne Warwick's 70s Warner Bros singles – really great music that doesn't always get its proper due! This is a ... (Soul)
An incredible record from the Danish scene of the late 60s – beautifully spiritual, and a set that we might well place next to our classics from John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders! The album grabs us right away – not just because leader Carsten Meinert begins the record with aversion of ... (Jazz)
Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s.
The title certainly gets it right – as Derrick Harriott serves up a wonderful mix of sounds that owes plenty to American funk and soul of the early 70s – some cool Kingston covers of famous US tunes, and some other originals that are equally groovy overall! The set's one of the best ... (Reggae)
Sonorama (Germany), 1959/1960.
Bop, ballads, and lots more too – played by reedman Lucky Thompson at a time when he was really picking up some new ideas on the European scene! As with contemporaries like Sonny Criss or Benny Bailey, Thompson was great before he hit the continent – but then came back from Europe a ... (Jazz)
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