Monday, July 24, 2017

Leon Lowman "Syntheseas" 1980




The Rhode Island keyboardist and ocean lover Leon Lowman released two albums in 1980 and 1982 (and some cassettes afterwards) by himself, none of them went comercial successful. Sytheseas is a very melodic and electronic album, groovy and funky (downtempo and chillout), and it sounds amazing modern today. in 2012 Music From Memory Records released a compilation of his works (vinyl only), support them here. Groovy!

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X-Raided "Psycho Active" 1992




Anarae Brown (aka X-Raided) is a american rapper from Sacramento, California. Psycho Active from 1992 was his debut album, and it's a great and groovy "gansta" hip hop, lovely sampling and with a whole lot of nice funky vibes. The dude is still active, so support him here. Groovy!

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Tommy McCook "Reggay At It's Best" 1969



Amazing LP from 1969 by jamaican saxophonist Tommy McCook (The Skatalites), recorded at Treausure Isle studios. You will get groovy rocksteady and early reggae that cheers you up. A killer album for sure. Groovy!

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The Missing Brazilians "Warzone" 1984



The Missing Brazillians from 1984 was one of maestro Adrian Sherwood many projects through the 80s, on Warzone he colloborated with vocalist Annie Anxiety and members from African Head Charge and Dub Syndicate. The result is an experimental british sounded dub and electronic album that challenge the listener. On-U Sound recently reissued the album (and other releases by Sherwood's different projects from the same period), suppport them here.

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Songhoy Blues "Resistance" 2017



Songhoy Blues is a groovy desert/afro "punk-blues" group from Bamako, Mali. Resistence is their 2nd album, and it was released earlier this year, musically they have a very enthusiasm and attack, Iggy Pop are supporting on a couple of tracks. They have toured in america with Alabama Shakes, and in england with Julian Casablanca and Damon Albarn. Support the band here. Groovy!

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Friday, July 21, 2017

VA - Country Groove 15 (1968-1974)




Well, here was the last mixtape I made inspired by the lovely compilations "Country Got Soul 1 & 2" (Casual Records), "Country Funk 1 & 2" (Light In The Attic) and "Delta Swamp Rock 1 & 2" (Soul Jazz Records). None of the songs appears on the titles I mentioned above. Well, here is the "final destination" of this long series (maybe too long). Thanks for the kind words about the tapes. Keep on truckin', drinkin', smokin' out there in the swamp.

01. Happy & Artie Traum - Scavengers (1971)
02. Pat Boone - Bad News (1969)
03. The Hardy Boys - Old Man Moses' Front Porch Rhythm Band (1970)
04. Ohio Knox - Calamity Jane (1971)
05. Redeye - Mississippi Stateline (1970)
06. Henson Cargill - Wonder Where They'll Sleep Tonight (1970)
07. Toni Brown - The Devil And Willie Mahoney (1974)
08. Spider John Koerner & Willie Murphy - Some Sweet Nancy (1969)
09. Odetta - Hit or Miss (1970)
10. Orphan - I've Been Working (1974)
11. Sherman Hayes - Catman (1973)
12. John Randolph Marr - Sarah (1970)
13. Anna Black - Billy Goat Run (1968)
14. Jeannie C. Riley - Fine Feathered Friend (1970)
15. Paul Siebel - Nashville Again (1970)
16. Lonnie Mack - Why (1969)
17. Roger Morris - Let The Four Winds Blow (1972)
18. P.F. Sloan - One of a Kind (1968)
19. Ron Davies - Lay Down Your Burden (1973)
20. Randy Newman - Let's Burn Down the Cornfield (1970)

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Livy Ekemezie ‎"Friday Night" 1983




Friday Night by Livy Ekemezie is one of the most sought after (and best) nigerian boogie/disco albums ever, recorded at Nigerias finest studio at the time in Enugu in 1983. The masterpiece has reccently been reissued by the a new label called Odion Livingstone, support them and their work here. Groovy!

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Dadawah ‎"Peace And Love (Wadadasow)" 1974



Peace & Love by the short lived project Dadawah by Ras Michael (his monik, and was released between the work of his own group The Sons Of Negus) is not a traditional reggae album, it's called nyahbingi, named after the drums and the hypnotic spiritual rhythms. With help from the studio musicians Lloyd Parks, Paul Williams, Willie Lindo and Lloyd Charmers the album was released by Michaels own Zion label in 1974 (between. The album contains four long spacey and hypnotic tracks, with lovely harmony vocals, trippy and "psychedelic" guitar work, and monotonous bass and drums. The music presents the deep of the jamaican heart. Very moody, hypnotic, laid back and also a bit scary at the same time. This is one of a kind. Groovy!

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Shabaka And The Ancestors ‎"Wisdom Of Elders" 2016




Sax player Shabaka Hutchings was born in London 1984, his parents were natives from Barbados. Wisdon Of Elders was recorded in South Africa in one day, and started as a tribute to the former Cape Town jazz scene back in the late 70s - with the classic Nguni rhtythms. Musically it's some kind of hymn, or even a psalm to the era when jazz was part of the freedom fight. It's a very spiritual and moody album, a very structural but also full om improvisation. The eight piece group has a lot of horns and diverse percussion. This is a true adventure.

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Winston Francis "California Dreaming" 1971




Singer Winston Francis were born in Kingston, Jamaica back in 1948. In the late 60s he made some singles for the legendary Coxsone/Studio One, his first full length album came out in 1970. California Dreaming is his 2nd album - great soulful reggae/rocksteady with a lot of covers from the american pop and soul scene. Groovy!

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Brother To Brother "Let Your Mind Be Free" 1976




Brother To Brother were a group from St. Louis, they were active 1974-80 and led by native america Michael Burton. 70s groovy soul with hints of mid 70s chill funk. The track Visions should have been a minor hit. Groovy!

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Jack (Bongo) Burger ‎"The End On Bongos" 1957



The End Of Bongo is a very nice and sweet, moody and loveable album from 1957, a typical of time cross between latin and mid 50s hip jazz by the west coast percussionist Jack (Bongo) Burger. Great work by Buddy Collette on flute and sax, and off course great bongo work by Mr. Burger. Groovy!

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Paul Horn "Vision" 1974



The canadian jazz flautist, saxophonist and composer Paul Horn was born in Vancaouver 1930. Visions from 1974 is full of groovy soul-jazz-funk with marvellous flute, with a strong hippie vibe, four songs on the album are well known songs by David Crosby, and three by Stevie Wonder, and so on. Tom Scott is the producer. Groovy!

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Showbiz & A.G. "Runaway Slave" 1992



Showbiz & A.G. is a american hip hop/rap duo from Bronx, New York, and they started back in 1990. Rodney LeMay (showbiz) is the producer and Ander "The Giant" Barnes (A.G.) is the rapper. Runaway Slave from 1992 was their full lenght debut - and it's full of funky and groovy sampling. Both dudes are still active in the business, sometimes they reunite as well. Groovy!

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Binker And Moses "Dem Ones" 2015



Binker And Moses is tenor saxophonist Binker Golding (Nu Civilisation Orchestra) and Moses Boyd (The Exodus) on drums and percussion - both the youngsters are highly regarded at the British nu-jazz scene. The duo recorded Dem Ones in 2015, and the music is contemporary and modern ecstatic jazz with a hip and spiritual vibe, some tunes have a african and middle eastern twist. Support Binker here, and Moses here, and the enthusiasts of Gearbox Records here. Groovy!

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Marvin Peterson And The Soulmasters "In Concert" 1969



The american trumpet player and composer Hannibal Marvin Peterson was born in Smithville, Texas in 1948. This is his debut album from 1969 (recorded live in Texas at the end of 1968). In Concert (sounds more like studio to me) includes the tribute Groovin For Otis and a cover of James Brown's I Can't Stand It. Musically it's a funky and instrumental soul-jazz album. Groovy!

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Singers & Players "War Of Words" 1981




Singers & Players were a loose collective of musicians, DJ's and vocalists of Adrian Sherwood's On U-Sound Label. On this album Prince Far I, Jah Woosh, Keith Levine and Bim Sherman is the bildning. Musically it's a cross between deep dub and reggae with vibes of chill and cosmic post-punk, produced by Sherwood himself - with his british and typical of time production. Highly recommended.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Kondi Band ‎"Salone" 2017




This is a very inspired new afro-electronic project by the Sierra Leone blind thumb piano player Sorie Kondi and the US DJ and producer Chief Boima. The result is a lovely cross between West African folk music and modern minimal house and electronic, Salone is a very groovy, atmospheric and fresh album, and deserve everybodys attention. Support Strut Records here. Groovy

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Pax Nicholas And The Nettey Family ‎"Na Teef Know De Road Of Teef" 1973



The Ghana born Pax Nicholas was a member of Fela Kuti's band 1971-1978, and as many of the members he had his own "career". Na Teef Know De Road Of Teef was released in 1973, and musically it's just as groovy as any of Fela Kuti's records from the same period, great and funky afrobeat. Daptone Records made a reissue of the album in 2009 (support them here), and Nicholas himself is still active, support him here. Groovy!

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Black Moon "Enta Da Stage" 1993



Black Moon is an hip hop group started back in 1992, and they were formed in Brooklyn, New York by members Buckshot, 5ft and Dj Evil Dee. Enta Da Stage was their debut album, and is highly acclaimed among fans of early rap/hip hop today - very groovy and funky. This album was released by the lovely New York underground label Wreck Records. Groovy!

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Bloque 53 "Tumba Puchunga" 2012



Bloque 53 is a groovy and smokin' hot latin/salsa group from Barcelona in Spain, with both male/female vocals - lovely rhtm section and powerful horns. This is their debut album from 2012. Support the band here and here. Groovy!

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Angel Hoytt "Wanna Be Your Lover Tonight" 1983



I don't know much about this record. It seems like Angel Hoytt was  an jamaican reggae singer, released this only album in 1983 on the Subsidiary Records label (US release only). The classic Roots Radics is backing her. Musically it's roots reggae with dancehall/lover's rock elements, and some really nice dub effects. Groovy!

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Music Inc. "Same" 1971



Music Inc. from 1971 (recorded in 1970) was the first album Strata Easte Record ever released. This "big band" plays hard bop and modal jazz, some of the tunes have a spiritual vibe, also some kind of funky/groovy vibe in parts. Stanley Cowell and Charles Tolliver has composed and arranged the all of the songs, nice trumpet work by Virgil Jones, trombone work by Curtis Fuller and Clifford Brown on flute (among others). Lovely album - and a great historical landmark. Groovy!

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Joakim Åhlund & Jockum Nordström "Hunden & Paddan" 2012




Hunden & Paddan is a instrumental studio project by the Swedish duo Joakim Åhlund & Jockum Nordström - both dudes are very famous in Sweden (musicians, producers and artists ). This album from 2012 was self released on vinyl only (very limited). Musically it sounds like the Jon Spencer & The Blues Explosion made a vintage sounded and psychedelic album with middle eastern influences crossed with blues, rock, folk/jazz and funk, produced by Tom Waits. It's a very groovy (and part trippy) album, in my opinion a sadly overlooked album.

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Boss Capone "'69 Reggae Bonanza" 2015



Boss Capone is a Dutch reggae/rockseady (and some ska as well) band, and a sideproject by The Upsessions vocalist and composer Boss Van Tright (vocalist and comper). '69 Bonanza Reggae are recorded in glorious mono, and the music sounds like it was recorded in 1969 by Lee Perry himself. This is pure jamaican dynamite, every song would easily place on Soul Jazz Records early dynamite-series. Support the band here. Groovy!


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Keith Mansfield Orchestra And Chorus ‎"Face On The Wind" 1969




We all need cheezy groovy easy listening from 1969 sometimes. Face On The Wind by the british composer, arranger and producer Keith Mansfield is a true gem in the genre. Groovy jazz-pop as it best.

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VA - Modern Grooves 6! 18 Explosive Nu-Sounds 2007-2017




Well, here is another mixtape I made with "modern grooves" and nu-sounds from 2007-2017. Funk, soul, r&b, afrofunk, reggae, latin, downbeat, etc. Hope you find a song or two that turns you on. Groovy!

01. DJ Vadim - Black Is The Night (2015)
02. Yellow Umbrella - King Dubby (2016)
03. Paul Johnson - Better Than This (Soul Talk Remix) (2014)
04. Dele Sosimi - E Go Betta (2015)
05. Big Brooklyn Red - Taking It Too Far (2012)
06. Cookin' On 3 Burners - This Girl (feat. Kylie Auldist) (2009)
07. La 33 - Porque Yo (2007)
08. Tony Momrelle - Fly (2013)
09. Voilaaa - Pour La Vie (Feat. Pat Kalla) (2017)
10. London Afrobeat Collective - Prime Minister (Captain Planet Remix) (2015)
11. Ozomatli - Bésame Mucho (Feat. Herb Alpert) (2017)
12. Nosizwe - So Gone (2016)
13. Hairy Dudini - Dear Linda (2017)
14. Orgone - Who Knows Who (2007)
15. Monophonics - Hanging On (2015)
16. Soopasoul - My Place (2009)
17. Terri Walker - Testify (2015)
18. San2 & His Soul Patrol - So Beautiful (2017)

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Monday, July 10, 2017

VA - Funk Of '75 (20 Groovy Funksters From 1975)



Well - here is a mixtape I made with some groovy and soulful funk from 1975. This was not a try to do a serious overview of the funk scene from 1975 - it's just a simple mixtape with some favourite tracks, that's all, nothing more or less. But, I think the tape went pretty groovy!

01. Black Blood - Avenue Louise
02. The 9th Creation - Bubble Gum
03. Roy Porter Sound Machine - Party Time
04. Hudson County - Bim Sala Bim
05. Debbie Hines - Get Off Your Butt
06. The Dutch Rhythm Steel & Showband - Funky Stuff
07. Peoples Choice - Nursery Rhymes
08. Lillian Hale - Don't Boom Boom
09. The Funky Boys - Solid Funk
10. Ronnie Laws - Nothing To Lose
11. Funkhouse Express - Disco Kid
12. Exit 9 - Fly
13. Johnny Hammond - Shifting Gears
14. Gonzalez - Rissoled
15. Freedom Express - Get Down
16. Carol Grimes - Uphill Peace Of Mind
17. Sugar Billy - Keep Movin On
18. Jim Gilstrap - One More Heartache
19. Thom Janusz - Crystals
20. Mandrill - Livin It Up

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Tipica 73 ‎"Into The 80's" 1981




Late great latin album from Tipca 73, a classic New York  Cuban group who were popular in the 70s, this is actually their last effort from 1981. Into The 80s is a very groovy latin/salsa album nice percussion and great vocal and maracas by José Alberto. Groovy!

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Vivian Jones "Bank Robbery" 1983



Amazing deep roots reggae from jamaican born british singer Vivian Jones, Bank Robbery from 1983 is his debut album. He started in the mid 70s as a member of many different bands like The Spartans, Doctor Birds and The Mighty Vibes. Jones is still active and he recently worked with Sly & Robbie. Groovy!

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Stratosferic Band ‎"Splash..." 1977




Splash from 1977 were Stratosferic Band's only release, a electronic space-disco project led by Svengile (aka Luigi Venegoni) a guitar player who seems to work all over the place and in many genres. This record may not change your life, but it's pretty enjoyable if you like late 70s euro disco. This mostly instrumental album includes a weird version of Them's Gloria. Groovy!

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J.R. Funk & The Love Machine "Good Lovin'" 1981



J.R. Funk & The Love Machine released this album in 1981, they were a short lived group from Canada and this seems to be their only full length album. Hard to find information about this album. Typical of time great and well produced funk, with both soul and disco vibes (off course). Groovy!

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Triston Palmer "Fancyness" 1982



Jamaican singer Triston Palmer released Fancyness in 1982, the album was recorded at the legendary Aquarius Studios and Channel One, produced by himself along with Oswald  Thomas and Philip Morgan. The backing group were The Roots Radics. Palmers voice can easy been described as a cross between Hugh Mundell and Horacy Andy (the sound is similar as well), and the music is pure roots reggae and dub. Groovy!

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Trinity "Rock In The Ghetto" 1979




Rock In The Ghetto was released by Trojan Records in 1979. Trinity (aka Wade Brammer) is a jamaican deejay/singer who's been active since the mid 70s, and he is brother of Clint Eastwood (not to be confused with the american macho man). This album was recorded at Channel One, produced by legendary Linval Thompson, and it's a roots reggae heaven, with pleasant and deep elements of dub. Groovy!

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The Dramatics "Shake It Well" 1977



The vocal group The Dramatics (orginally formed in Detroit in 1964) with Ron Banks and Larry Reed as main vocalists may be most famous for their work for Stax Records in the early 1970s (Watcha see is watcha get, etc) but my favourite album is still Shake It Well from 1977, released by ABC Records. Lovely mix of deep soul, grooves and disco vibes.

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Hamilton Bohannon "Bohannon" 1975



Hamilton Bohannon is a famous and legendary disco producer from Newnan, Georgia (but moved to Detroit in the early 60s and worked as a sideman to Stevie Wonder for example), most active and well known for his solo work in the 70s. Bohannon (released on Dakar Records) from 1975 is very groovy and funky, both deep and laid back, a very nice and often guitar driven soul album, it even includes a reggae tune. Groovy!

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Friday, July 7, 2017

VA - Take Cover! 20 Cover Versions From The Alternative Pop/Rock Scene 1980-1984




Well, here is a mixtape I made covers. Most US and UK acts from the "alternative" rock/pop/new wave/post-punk scene. The recordings are from 1980-1984, and the original versions orginates (mostly) from the 60s. Nothing special - It's just a mixtape. Hope some of you find a song/version you never heard that blow your mind. If someone want to share some of The Legendary Stardust Cowboy albums from 1984-1991, please feel free and share them in the comment field. Have a nice friday.

01. Paul Haig - Ghost Rider (1984)
02. The Lotions - Pushin Too Hard (1981)
03. Teddy Boys Picnic - Get Off My Cloud (1981)
04. Nico - Heroes (1983)
05. Ippu-Do - Time Of The Season (1982)
06. Wall Of Voodoo - Ring Of Fire (1980)
07. Snatch - Another Brick In The Wall (1980)
08. Snakefinger - The Model (1980)
09. Duffo - Take A Walk On The Wild Side (1981)
10. Annabel Lamb - Riders On The Storm (1983)
11. Trek With Quintronic - When I Was Young (1981)
12. Personal Effects - The End Of The World (1984)
13. Antena - The Boy From Ipanema (1982)
14. Judy Nylon & Crucial - Jailhouse Rock (1982)
15. The 222s - La Poupée Qui Fait Non (1981)
16. Stiv Bators - Too Much To Dream Last Night (1980)
17. Hüsker Du - Eight Miles High (1984)
18. The Jesus And Mary Chain - Vegetable Man (1984)
19. The Gun Club - The Fire Of Love (1982)
20. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Fly Me To The Moon (1984)

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Imperial Tiger Orchestra "Addis Abeba" 2010




Imperial Tiger Orchestra is a fantastic Swiss group who plays modern ethiopian music (well, from and inspired of the golden age 1969-1975), support them here and here. The group started in 2007 as a jam orchestra, and you can still hear it, sometimes they just blow you away - lovely horn and rhtyhm section. Addis Abeba is all instrumental, the track Aha Gedawa is a nice example where spiritual afro-jazz meets traditional ethiopques. Very groovy!

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Nosizwe "In Fragments" 2016



Nosizwe Baqwa is a South African/Norwegian singer living in Norway. She made her debut in 2012 with the single Stay with Sisi. In Fragments from 2016 is her full length debut, produced by the highly acclaimed Georgia Anne Muldrow (who has worked with Erykah Badu, Kandrick Lamar, Bilal, Madlif and Mos Def). Musically this album is a wonderful mix hip hop, soul/funk and even vibes of jazz and african folk. Her unique voice made this a true gem. Support her here. Groovy!

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Count Owen "Come Let's Skalipso" 1964



Count Owen is a legendary singer/musicians from Jamaica, and was one of the frontmen at mento scene in the late fifties through the sixties. Many of the carribean middle-period artists went flirting with the new: ska, and the result on this classic LP from 1964 is what the title say - skalipso. Mento and calypso with ska. Very groovy!

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

VA - I'm There 3 (Even More Groovy Sounds Of Bob Dylan 1968-1971)



Here is a 3rd mixtape I made with cover versions of Bob Dylan songs recorded 1968-1971. This was not a try to do a "best of" zimmerman-covers, not even from the those specific years, and many artists and versions/songs are missing from the period. This was just meant to be a groovy mixtape to fill your head with, and it was pretty fun to put this together. Hope some of you dig it.

01. Ian & Sylvia - Tears Of Rage (1968)
02. Leon Russell - A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall (1971)
03. The Brothers and Sisters - The Mighty Quinn (1969)
04. Roy Buchanan - Sign On The Window (1970)
05. Tony Joe White - The Ballad Of Hollis Brown (1970)
06. Judy Collins - Time Passes Slowly (1970)
07. Leslie West - This Wheel's On Fire (1969)
08. Stone Country - Million Dollar Bash (1968)
09. The Tremeloes - I Shall Be Released (1968)
10. The Hollies - When The Ship Comes In (1969)
11. The Quinaimes Band - Visions Of Johanna (1971)
12. Pozo Seco - Spanish Harlem Incident (1968)
13. The Byrds - Nothing Was Delivered (1968)
14. The Flying Burrito Brothers - To Ramona (1971)
15. Richie Havens - Boots Spanish Leather (1968)
16. Ronnie Hawkins - One More Night (1970)
17. Rod Stewart - Tomorrow Is Such A Long Time (1971)
18. Fairport Convention - I'll Keep It With Mine (1969)
19. Nina Simone - The Times They Are A-Changin' (1969)
20. Keith Jarrett - My Back Pages (1969)

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ADC Band "Brother Luck" 1981




I don't know much about ADC Band, they were an american nine-piece group  with male/female vocals who played funk/soul/disco in the late 70s and early 80s. Brother Luck from 1981 may not change your life, but it's a strong typical of time funk album (reminds a bit of Slave?). Groovy!

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Blue Riddim Band "Restless Spirit" 1981



Blue Riddim Band was a reggae band based in Kansas City, Missouri and had an audience in the early to mid 80s (the actually reformed a couple of years ago, support them here) - some reggae/jamaican snobs may refuse this group as too lightweight. But, I find them pretty groovy and enjoyable. Restless Spirit from 1981 is in my opinion a charming sunny roots reggae album.

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Catfish "Transactor" 1981



Catfish were a german synth/electronic duo (Laslo Viragh & Hubby Huppert), Transactor from 1981 was their only release. Musically it's lika a cosmic and part trippy electroni/synth-pop in the vein of late Cluster and Kraftwerk. Very groovy and atmospheric & instrumental late "krautrock".

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Pucho and His Latin Soul Brothers "Jungle Fire" 1970



Henry "Pucho" Brown formed His Latin Soul Brothers back in 1959 in Harlem, New York City. Their latin-jazz through the 60s are highly acclaimed, at the end of the decade till they desband in the early 70s they mixed their sound with soul and funky grooves of the day. Jungle Fire from 1970 is probably their finest and most funky moment. Groovy!

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Delano Stewart "Stay A Little Bit Longer" 1970



Nice and groovy LP from 1970 with jamaican singer Delano Stewart (member of The Gaylads). Rocksteady meets soulful and early reggae on this rare gem. Groovy!

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Eric Kloss "Consciousness!" 1970



Eric Kloss (born blind) was born in Greenville, Pennsylvania in 1949, and learned play saxophone at the age of 10, two years later he went playing at night clubs with musicians like Sonny Stitt and Bobby Negri. Conscousness was released in 1970 with help from Pat Martino (wich do some really incredible guitar work on this album), Chic Corea, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette. This is a very strong and spiritual jazz album, some of the tracks are flirting with the "pop" audience (groovy version of Donovan's Sunshine Superman), sometimes it has a nice soul-jazz vibe. If someone wanted to share some of Kloss other stuff from this period, feel free to post them in the comment field. Groovy!

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Lamont Dozier "Out Here On My Own" 1973



The legendary Detroit born soul maestro Lamont Dozier's first solo album from 1973, best known for his hits for Motown with Holland-Dozier-Holland in the 60s, and founder of the groovy labels Invictus and Hot Wax. With arrangement from Gene Page and produced by McKinley Jackson this is a true gem.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

VA - Freestyle! UK Hip Hop & Early Britcore 1988-1991




Well, here is a mixtape I made over the first proper era of UK hip hop (britcore), the UK scene from those years doesn't have the best of reputations, but I find it enjoyable in parts. Britcore was a genre with it's own unique sound - faster than american rap and littered with british slang and jamaican patois etc. Remember this is no serious overview over the genre/scene, it's just a mixtape.

01. Richie Rich - Make It Funky (1988)
02. Powercut Crew - Powercut II (1989)
03. Prime Rhyme Masters - You Need Discipline (1991)
04. B.O.O.M. - Boom (Extended Organised Mix) (1991)
05. MSD - Like A Soldier (1989)
06. Hijack - Doomsday of Rap (1988)
07. Caveman - Fry You Like Fish (Original Mix) (1991)
08. The Fugitive Force - Rhyme College (1990)
09. B.C. Of Bass Inc. ‎- Rock The Boat (1988)
10. Cut 2 Kill - Talkin Facts (1990)
11. 2 The Top - The Rhythm I Give Em (Instrumental) (1989)
12. Juss Bad - Freestyle (1988)
13. Hardnoise - Untitled (1990)
14. N.S.O. Force Organisation - Give It Up (1989)
15. Outlaw Posse - The Original Dope (1989)
16. Severe Carnage - The Struggle Continues (1990)

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Soul Children "Finders Keepers" 1976



The  legendary group Memphis The Soul Children were brought together by Isaac Hayes and David Porter back in 1968, and after eight years recording for Stax Records they moved on to Epic Records in 1976. Finders Keepers is the first of two albums the recorded for the label. Great mid 70s southern soul with both ballads and uptempo, produced by Don Davis. Groovy!

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