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Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s.
We're feelin plenty nice about this sweet little collection – a treasure trove of rare funk tracks from the golden era of the funky 45 – including a fair bit of titles we've never seen reissued before! The folks at Tramp records have always been trustworthy when it comes to their ... CD
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Dust To Digital, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s.
Global music from rare 78s – pulled together on this great compilation from the rare archival music savoirs at Dust-To-Digital – for their limited edition vinyl centric Parlophone imprint! This is the first in a series compiled by 78s collector Jonathan Ward, of the Excavated Shellac ... CD
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Bixiga 70 III
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2015.
A hard-burning Afro Funk combo from Brazil – a group who play in a style that's definitely got the best of both worlds in the mix – still going strong on this excellent third album! The set's got way more going on than usual in the rhythms – enough straight qualities to link the ... CD
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King/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1950s/Early 60s.
A deep deep dig into the vaults of King/Federal Records – initial home to James Brown and a host of other R&B acts in the 50s – lots of whom are featured here! The collection includes many tracks never reissued before – all hand-picked by vintage 45 expert Mr Fine Wine, and ... CD
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Into Forever
Gondwana (UK), 2015.
The music of Matthew Halsall really opens up here – still staying in the spiritual jazz style we love from earlier records, but with an even more expansive vision overall! The album brings in some added string players to a core group that includes flute, harp, and koto alongside the usual ... CD
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It Don't Bother Me
Transatlantic/Sanctuary (UK), 1965.
Continuing genius from the great Bert Jansch – the singer/songwriter's second album, and one of his most sublime records ever! The album's got an up-close, personal vibe – mostly just Bert's vocals and acoustic guitar, a bit like the earliest albums by Bob Dylan – and like Dylan, ... CD
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Black Fairy
Taifa/Athens Of The North (UK), 1975.
A totally righteous little record – originally put together in support of a local stage production in mid-70s Chicago, but a set that's come to gain some global funky fame over the years! The record mixes together spoken bits, sung vocals, and some very cool instrumentation that includes ... CD
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Dome/Soul Lounge (UK), 2015. 3CD
One of the greatest values in contemporary soul music – and a series we can still highly recommend even after the course of eleven previous volumes! The 3CD package is overflowing with great tracks far from the mainstream of soul – the kind of current, underground tracks that you'll ... CD
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Taurean Connection/BBE (UK), Late 70s. (pic cover, reissue)
An incredible record from the Chicago scene – issued on a tiny little label from deep on the south side – and done with a much richer vibe than you might expect! "Attitude Belief & Determination" is a track that's almost got a righteous, spiritual sort of flavor – ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Greensleeves/Dub Mir, 1981.
Scientist spins out on a dub-driven power boat – scanning the swamps to drive out the vampires and a host of other ghouls too – all while reinventing Jamaican music in the process! The record's filled with lots of cool electric elements – those weird production effects and ... CD
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Ace (UK), Mid 60s.
Incredible female pop from 60s France – not weepy ballads or old school Paris numbers, but the kind of hip-snapping, all-groovy material that made the 60s French scene so great! Loads of these tracks are new to our ears (and we love French grooves a lot!) – and this volume of the ... CD
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Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s.
A label-spanning collection that definitely offers up the best of this wonderful soul singer – plus loads of lesser-known gems as well! Bettye Swann may never have truly hit the big time in the late 60s – at least not in comparison to a contemporary like Aretha Franklin – but she ... CD
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Songs Of Paapieye
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 2015.
Amazing sounds on an instrument we'd never heard before – the gyil, a version of the xylophone from Ghana, but one that operates with a very different sound than the more familiar western instrument! The gyil features wooden slats over a gourd, but with this really resonant quality that ... CD
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Flipper/Finders Keepers (UK), 1974.
Some of the darkest sounds we've ever heard from Italy's Flipper sound library – an all-electronic set by the enigmatic Lamartine – one that was recorded in the 70s, but so ahead of its time it wasn't even pressed on record! There's a very stark approach to the music here – some ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Gears (with bonus tracks)
Milestone/BGP (UK), 1975.
One of our favorite albums of all time – and a record that just gets better and better the more we listen to it – and we've listened to it for years! Johnny "Hammond" Smith began his career as a simple soul jazz organist – but by the time of this album, he'd teamed up ... CD
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Bert & John
Transatlantic/Sanctuary (UK), 1966.
A hell of a collaboration between British legends Bert Jansch and John Renbourn – both working here together to completely redefine the sound of their music for the generation to come! This one album may well hold all the sense of subtle power and possibility that was about to flower in the ... CD
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Sony (UK), Late 60s/1970s/2015. 3CD
Craig Charles is one of the coolest DJs working on the BBC these days – once an actor, known for his work in the great Red Dwarf show from years back – now a huge expert on funk and soul, with both a great ear for classic tracks from the 60s and 70s, and some killer work from the ... CD
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Dust To Digital, 1920s/1930s/1940s.
A great range of amazing reed sounds from the glory days of the global 78rpm scene – not just the saxes and woodwinds you'dknow from the west, but a whole host of even more exotic instruments from points east! The package is a companion to the excellent string-based set from the Excavated ... CD
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Hi Hat, 1973. 2LP
Sweet 70s electric work from the mighty Herbie Hancock – a live performance that's got some of the best spiritual elements of his late Warner Brothers years, mixed with some of the Headhunters modes to come! The album only includes two very long tracks – "Hornets" and "Yo ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Syllart (France), 1976. (reissue)
Music without words in a variety of different settings – including some great jazzy recordings from the Syliphone scene of the 70s! All the tracks here are instrumentals, as you'd guess from the title – and the best numbers here have a mix of jazzy instrumentation and some hipper ... LP, Vinyl record album

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Updated October 03, 2015

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