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Modern Harmonic, 1959/1960/1962.
Great early work from Sun Ra & The Arkestra – two never-issued tracks, and a classic Saturn Records groove! "Rocket Number Nine" may well be one of the group's strongest early anthems – a propulsive number that's bold enough to soar to the skies – driven by old ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Motown/Kent (UK), Late 60s.
Rare early material from one of the hippest singers on 70s Motown – the heavenly Syreeta, best known for her seminal work with Stevie Wonder – heard here in the years before, on a rare single and a huge amount of never-issued tracks! Syreeta first worked for Motown under the name of ... CD (Soul)
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Fame/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. 2LP
A beautiful collection of work from one of the greatest soul labels ever – a tiny Alabama imprint that helped bring the Muscle Shoals sound to the masses – thanks to the work of producer Rick Hall, and his crack band of session players! The music here set a whole new standard for soul ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s.
Think The Beatles only had an impact on rock and pop fans in the America of the 60s? Think again – because their music had an undeniable impact on soul as well – as you'll here from this wonderful range of remakes of classic cuts from the Fab Four! The work here is a real surprise if ... CD (Funky Compilations)
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Electrified
We Produce/Stax, 1972. (reissue)
An underground set from early 70s Stax Records – the only set cut back in the day by Ernie Hines – a really great singer who works here with a blend of southern soul and sweet harmony modes! The album's got a pretty laidback vibe, which is great – almost in the same space as The ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Freestyle (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. 2 CDs
A totally wonderful collection – even better than the first volume, and filled with rare and unusual work from this legendary British keyboardist! The set features loads of gems from Brian's early years – some mod piano rompers and heavy Hammond groovers – showing a very strong ... CD (Jazz)
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Pied Piper/Kent (UK), Late 60s.
Stunning soul from the Detroit underground of the late 60s – a treasure trove of gems that literally grew up in the shadows of Motown – given that the work here was spearheaded by the Pied Piper Productions team of Jack Ashford, Mike Terry, Joe Hunter and Herbie Williams of the ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Columbia/Robinsongs (UK), 1978/1979. 2CD
Two late 70s albums from Herbie Hancock – with bonus tracks too! First up is Sunlight – an overlooked little gem in Herbie Hancock's 70s catalog – and a sweet set of funky tunes that adds an R&B edge to the Headhunters sound! Herbie's playing a heck of a lot of keys on the ... CD (Jazz)
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Perfect Toy (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s.
Funky sounds from the rock side of the musical spectrum – music by artists who might have worked in psych or garage modes in the 60s, but also had a pretty darn heavy groove – and a fair bit of inspiration from 60s soul in their vocals! The tracks are wonderful – really unlikely ... CD (Funky Compilations)
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Prestige/Ace (UK), 1968. (pic cover, reissue)
Four rare tracks from the great Billy Hawks – one of the most unique artists to record for Prestige Records during their soul jazz years of the 60s! Billy's an organist, but he's also a singer, too – one who works in this great space between jazz, blues, and soul – and which fits ... 7-inch, Vinyl record (Funky 45's)
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Cultures Of Soul, Early 80s.
There's no breakdown to the boogie here – as the album's overflowing with stunning sounds that are right up there with better-known club music from the early 80s – every bit as full of basslines, beats, and keyboards as the best tracks from the American scene of the period, but maybe ... CD (Global Grooves)
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Embalo
Paladium/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 60s.
A beautiful bit of lost bossa jazz from 60s Brazil – the only album we've ever seen by the P Trio, an enigmatic group recording in Belo Horizonte – hardly the same center of bossa nova as the beaches in Rio! The session's got a spare and lively feel – similar to work at the time ... CD (Brazil)
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ArtScience
Blue Note, 2016.
Tremendous material from Robert Glasper – a set that takes us back to the brilliance of his first few releases for Blue Note – while also encompassing all the changes he's gone through in recent years too! There's definitely some vocals on the record – but this time around, ... CD (Jazz)
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ECM (Germany), 2016.
Drummer Andrew Cyrille is a musician who's always demonstrated his musical independence – from early work with Walt Dickerson, through a stretch of important avant albums as a leader – yet his sound also gets a strong new showcase here, in a very fresh setting for his first album on ECM! ... CD (Jazz)
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Queen Alone
Big Crown, 2016.
A stunning full length debut from Lady Wray – a voice you might know from her previous collaboration in the duo Lady – but one that's even more amazing out front here on her own! The album's got a rock-solid, totally classic vibe – thanks to Leon "El" Michels – ... CD (Deep Funk)
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Dandelion/Cherry Red (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. 2CD
Truly amazing work from Bridget St John – an artist who's unlike anyone else we can think of – and who belongs in that rare stratosphere of completely distinct talents at the end of the 60s – a space that might include Nico, Nick Drake, or Bill Fay! Like all those three, St John ... CD (Rock)
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Throttle Elevator Music IV
Wide Hive, 2016.
The best album so far from Throttle Elevator music – thanks to some fantastic saxophone from Kamasai Washington! The group was always pretty good before – but this time around, they really rise above their past – and also have Washington handling all the arrangements on the ... CD (Jazz)
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Parlophone, Mid 70s. 12CD
Some really incredible years in the career of David Bowie – served up here in a massive package that's overflowing with rare and obscure material! The years 1974 to 1976 were a time of great fame for Bowie – post Ziggy Stardust, in the middle of this Thin White Duke years, and showing ... CD (Rock)
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Modern Harmonic, 1962/1977/1982.
Sun Ra from three different decades – one classic track, and two never-issued numbers! "Nuclear War" may well be the closest that Ra ever came to a "hit" – although the profanity in the tune certainly kept it away from the mainstream – a fantastic slow-building ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Philadelphia International/Big Break (UK), 1979.
A breakout solo moment from the great Edwin Birdsong – an artist who participated in some of Roy Ayers great albums of the 70s, and who cut some great underground records of his own – but who finally got the chance to step into the limelight on this set for Philadelphia International! ... CD (Soul)

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Updated September 24, 2016


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