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24 - Carat BlackGone – The Promises Of Yesterday ... CD
Numero, 1974. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
An amazing musical discovery – the lost second album from 24 Carat Black – recorded right after the band's legendary debut for Stax Records, but unissued for over 30 years! All the righteous styles of the group's famous Ghetto Misfortune's Wealth classic are fully in place here – and if anything, the record has an even headier feel overall – really complicated sounds that are often deeply spiritual, but still have that snaking, bassline-driven, slow funk quality that we love in the group! The tunes each feel like mini-symphonies in soul – and although the themes center more around love than politics, they're done in a way that goes way past any sexy soul cliches of the time. The group is amazingly laidback – slow-stepping into each tune with a care and confidence that's amazing – and letting the cuts come into their own organically, but always with a mystical sense of order. Numero have done a wonderful job excavating this work – remastering the tapes for great sound, and telling the full story of the group and their too-short career. Titles include "The Best Of Good Love Gone", "I'll Never Let You Go", "Gone The Promises Of Yesterday", "I Begin To Weep", "I Want To Make Up", and "I Don't Love You". CD

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✨✧ 24 - Carat BlackGhetto – Misfortune's Wealth (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Stax, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The one-time obscure, now straight-up classic funky soul record by 24-Carat Black! This beautiful LP was released by Stax in the early 70s, but somehow got lost in the shuffle. Fortunately, it was rediscovered by the international groove community in the years to come, and it's been at the top of everyone's playlist (and want list) ever since! This is sort of a politically conscious mini-opera, or suite, with 8 tracks of spiritual funk and soul, all strung together in a righteous package that's as perfectly-conceived as you could imagine for an independent soul release from the 70s. You've probably heard at least one sample from this album – maybe from the cuts "Brown-Baggin", "Food Stamps", or the title cut "Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth", a great sample cut – but the whole album's great, and it totally deserves its massive reputation! LP, Vinyl record album
(2018 remastered edition – in tip-on sleeve.)

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✨✧ 24 - Carat BlackGhetto – Misfortune's Wealth ... CD
Stax, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
This beautiful LP was released by Stax in the early 70s, but somehow got lost in the shuffle between all the Isaac Hayes LPs. Fortunately, it was rediscovered by the international groove community about 10 years ago, and it's been at the top of everyone's playlist (and want list) ever since! This is sort of a politically conscious mini-opera, or suite, with 8 tracks of spiritual funk and soul, all strung together in a righteous package that's as perfectly-conceived as you could imagine for an independent soul release from the 70s. You've probably heard at least one sample from this LP – maybe from the cuts "Brown-Baggin", "Food Stamps", or the title cut "Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth", a great sample cut – but the whole album's great, and it totally deserves its massive reputation! We've got it here on a reissued CD, in a better mix than on the original LP, which is a little too quiet! CD
 
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✨✧ VariousBack To Black ... CD
Lo Recordings (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
An incredibly righteous selection of soul and funk tunes from the 60s and 70s – one that has a strong focus on the politics and social commentary of the tracks, yet still manages to keep up the groove as well! The set was collected in collaboration with a British exhibition on "art, cinema, and the racial imaginary" – but it's got a sound that's more than hip enough to stand on its own, and does a great job of pulling together some key tracks from the early 70s underground, and interspersing them with even more obscure numbers that help to expand the range of the set. Titles include "Celestial Blues" by Andy Bey, "Supermarket Blues" by Eugene McDaniels, "It Ain't Necessarily So" by Mary Lou Williams, "Rhythm" by Street Gangland Rhythms Band, "Ghetto Misfortunes Wealth" by 24 Carat Black, "Gang Fight" by Street Gangland Rhythms Band, "Wake Up Brothers" by Doug Hammond, "Seduction/Kinship Poem" by Nikki Giovanni, "USA (Union Of South Africa)" by David Lampel, "Is It Because I'm Black" by Lloyd Williams, "Heavy Duty Dub" by Harry Mudie Meets King Tubby, and "This Is The Lost Generation" by Lost Generation. CD

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✨✧ VariousJazz Dance Classics Vol 1 ... CD
Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Luv N' Haight's first fantastic funky set of jazz dance cuts from the vaults of Fantasy/Prestige/Milestone/etc! Includes Gary Bartz's "Celestial Blues", Leon Spencer's "Message From The Meters", Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones' "Popppin", Rusty Bryant's "Fire Eater", and "24 Carat Black Theme", by the group of the same name. CD

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✨✧ VariousPaint It Black – From Jazz To Soul 'N' Funk To Blacksploitation ... CD
Brown Sugar (Germany), 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Hip soul, funk, and more – a killer collection that's filled with underground classics from the 70s – including a number of key tracks that have lived on strongly as hip hop samples! The package features some nicely heady grooves – and includes a number of tracks with a pronounced fusion influence, but one that's never too jamming or over the top – just right in the pocket, with the same soulful sensibilities as the other tunes on the set! Titles include "Fantasy" by Johnny Hammond, "Jug Eyes" by Gene Ammons, "Wildfire" by Rusty Bryant, "Sport" by Lightning Rod, "Chicken Lickin" by Funk Inc, "Chase" by Willie Hutch, "Turn Off The Lights" by Larry Young, "If You've Got It You'll Get It" by The Headhunters, "The One Eye Two Step" by Donald Byrd & The Blackbyrds, "People Moving" by Azar Lawrence, and "Ghetto Misfortune's Wealth" by 24 Carat Black. CD

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✨✧ VariousSuper Breaks 2 – Essential Jazz, Soul and Funk Breakbeats ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Classic breaks – all the way through – the kind of sharp funky nuggets that have had a rich new life, thanks to their use in hip hop and club tracks in recent years! This may not be the most underground stuff in the world to those out there who've been digging through crates for funk and soul for the past ten years, but it is an exquisite compilation that features some of the best funky tracks used as samples by hip hoppers, nearly every one of them a famous cut that you'll probably recognize in a minute! Titles include "I Like It" by The Emotions, "Dance To The Drummer's Beat" by Herman Kelly, "Cramp Your Style" by All The People, "Hard Times" by Baby Huey, "Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth" by 24 Carat Black, "Kool Is Back" by Funk Inc, "Our Generation" by Ernie Hines, "Heaven & Hell" by 20th Century Steel Band, "Unhooked Generation" by Freda Payne, "Papa Was, Too" by Joe Tex, "Just A Groove In G" by Wilbur Bascomb & The Zodiac, "Be Thankful For What You Got" by William De Vaughn, and "You're Getting A Little Too Smart" by The Detroit Emeralds. 18 cuts in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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Young DisciplesRoad To Freedom (US version) ... CD
Talkin' Loud/Polygram, 1991. Used ... $9.99
One of the greatest soul albums of the past 20 years – an instant classic the day it was released! When this killer came out in the UK in 1991, it was one of the best soul records we'd heard in years. Carleen Anderson, the then-unknown daughter of Bobby Byrd & Vicki Anderson, sung some of the deepest vocals we'd heard in years – and she was backed by funky soundscapes filled with references and homages to greats like Roy Ayers, Leroy Hutson, Leon Ware, 24-Carat Black, and many others – all now well-remembered artists from the rare groove years of the 70s, but at the time just barely-remembered echoes from the past who were being kept alive in the British soul scene. The record was (and is) impeccable – a wondrous treat for fans of the kind of rare groove material we stock at Dusty Groove – and it features stellar performances by the likes of Carleen Anderson, Master Ace, Johnny Lytle, Maceo Parker, and others! This US version features a few remixes from the original UK album – and titles include "All I Have (Young Ideas mix)", "Funky Yeh Funki (Mek It)", "Talkin What I Feel", "Move On", "Apparently Nothin (Soul River)", "Get Yourself Together (parts 1 & 2)", "Freedom Suite", "Step Right On (original mix)", and "As We Come (To Be)". CD
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✨✧ Father's ChildrenWho's Gonna Save The World ... CD
Numero, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
Incredible stuff – a never-issued funky soul record from the 70s – but one that you'll proudly stack next to your rare classics from Ramp, 24-Carat Black, and James Mason! Like work by all three of those acts, this early set by Father's Children is massive righteous – filled with deep soul and strong social messages, while also coming across with a hell of a groove, too – thanks to some wickedly funky backings, and production that keeps the whole thing burning along beautifully! The set is amazing – quite different than the later Mercury Records album by the band – and more like the kind of record you'd expect to hear from Curtom or early 70s Stax – a perfect choice for the folks at Numero to bring to light after all these years – and another reason why their efforts are always worth checking out. As usual for the label, there's a full set of notes and photos that tell the story of the group and this lost treasure – but even if it came out with no artwork at all, the music would still have us raving – as you'll hear on cuts that include "Universal Train", "Everybody's Got A Problem", "Linda", "Dirt & Grime", "Who's Gonna Save The World", and "Kohoutek". CD
 
 
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