The long-overdue formal presentation of the music of Doug Hream Blunt – a self-taught, self-styled San Francisco soul singer from the 80s – one who recorded a handful of tunes that never really saw the light of day! Doug's got an unusual style – almost more 70s soul in its ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Domenico + 2 (Moreno Veloso) —
Sincerely Hot ... LP Ping Pong/Luaka Bop, 2002. New Copy ...
On November 11, 2016
An excellent set by the same group that served up the Moreno Veloso album Musical Typewriter – led here by drummer Domenico, but featuring Moreno on vocals and other instrumentation! The album's even better than Musical Typewriter – quite complicated, with a blend of electronics and ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The long-awaited 3rd album in the trilogy of modern Brazilian grooves from the trio that's recorded under the names of Moreno Veloso and Domencio – and the first one to be issued under the name of Kassin! Following the format of the other variations in the series, Kassin takes the lead here ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Insanely great sounds from the legendary Tim Maia – easily the most soulful singer in 70s Brazil, and an artist with a heck of a strong ear for funk, too! The music here is an incredible hybrid of American soul and Brazilian elements – especially since some lyrics are in English – ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible legacy in music! For years, the music of William Onyeabar has been the stuff of legend, but only accessible to a few who could get their hands on scarce original pressings – but that lack has really been corrected by Luaka Bop's revival of Onyeabar's magical music, complete ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great early moment for the legendary William Onyeabor – music created for the film Crashes In Love – which tells the sad story of a princess who has to choose between love and money – a setting that helps make for some of Onyeabor's greatest music on record! The style here is ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A second version of William Onyeabor's music for the film Crashes In Love – one that's somewhat different than the first, and which almost has a different groove overall! Tracks are still nice and long, and have that hypnotic Onyeabor vibe – but there's stronger basslines at the bottom ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
William Onyeabor —
Good Name ... LP Wilfilms/Luaka Bop, 1983. New Copy (reissue)...
Amazing sounds from William Onyeabor – space age keyboards mixed with electro funk mixed with Afro beat, snakey sax lines, and lots lots more – a really mind-bending album that's well-achieved legendary status over the years! Each song takes up a side of the record – but spins ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
William Onyeabor looks like a great lover on the cover of this set – and he follows up that image with some of the slinkiest, most seductive music of his career! There's almost a dub element to the record at times – as if Onyeabor was borrowing inspiration from Kingston, and bringing ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
William Onyeabor's looking pretty chilled out on the cover – especially given the Hypertension title of the record – a cool, confident dude decked out in a velvet jacket and sombrero – able to carry off that look as well as he can carry the grooves on the set! In anyone else's ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
William Onyeabor —
Tomorrow ... LP Luaka Bop, 1979. New Copy (reissue)...
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The sound of tomorrow, circa 1979 – as Afro groove pioneer William Onyeabor works his magic on a host of extended tracks – finding a way for earlier funk modes to move into leaner styles for the 80s! The music here has plenty of keyboards and basslines, but is maybe less totally ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Moreno's the son of Caetano – and even though this album can't possibly live up to the claim on the label that the album takes up strand's of Caetano's most groundbreaking work, it's still a pretty great little record! Moreno plays it cool on most of the record – singing in a spare ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An album that marked a huge return to form for the legendary Tom Ze – brought back to all the power and creativity of his groundbreaking work of the 70s! The set was given huge global circulation by the folks at Luaka Bop – who were key in introducing most of the world to Tom's music ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning vinyl focused box set of essential Tom Ze on Luaka Bop – including the albums Massive Hits (the great compilation made up primarily of songs from the superb and monsterously rare Estudando O Samba from the mid 70s), plus Ze's subsequent "studies" sets – 2005's ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great collection of tracks – and one of the first chance for most of us to hear the funkier side of sounds from Peru! The work isn't as full-on funky as Brazilian grooves from the time, but does share a very strong influence from American styles – and really goes way past any cliches ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really mind-bending collection of African grooves – one that digs deep into the West African scene of the early 70s – and comes up with a massive batch of tunes that really opens up our understanding of the music! The sound here isn't just 70s Afro Funk – as the tunes include a ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album