cultures of soul records has teamedup with local boston disco queen saucy lady to put together a 12inch, released in conjunction with their tokyo nights female j-pop boogie funk compilation. this 12inch features a cover of the sublime song town, originally recorded by minako yoshida. the b-side is a cover of honey b, originally written and recorded by toshinobu kubota. both tracks are recreated and produced by saucy lady and yuki u-key kanesaka.
for over forty years, the apostles of aba have stood as the jewel in the crown of the music scene in eastern nigeria. since their formation in 1973, the band has turned out memorable performances in a variety of styles including rock, soul, funk, pop and reggae. even today, the apostles continue to thrill audiences in their hometown of aba with dazzling shows. cultures of soul is proud to present one of the apostlesã more obscure¨yet relentlessly funky recordings in a full-color custom reverse board jacket. banko woman, originally released on the eponymous lp on love day records in 1977. straddling the world realms of afro-funk and disco, the track has long been a coveted dance floor filler amongst djs, and for the first time is available for a wider audience. on the b-side is faith, luck & music, also from the original banko woman album.
weíre excited to announce the first in a series of rare nigerian releases weíre putting out with the help of uchenna ikonne. sjob movementís friendship train was the second lp by the group and one which saw the group rise to new heights. itís a masterpiece of african music with itís fluid afro beat grooves and spaced out moog synthesizer sounds.
BOMBAY DISCO - HITS FROM HINDI FILMS 1979-1985 (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK02.04.14
the sound of disco rose out of philadelphia in the 70s before being nurtured in new york and later rising to the top of the pops. by 1979 it made its way to india, where it was blended with sitars, tablas and huge orchestras in a wildly inventive, and often boldly surreal, fusion of purab aur pachhim (east and west).
repress from spiritual r&b/soul album from 1982! the album we want a piece of the pie is the product of a joint effort between los angeles songwriter/producer anthony browne and the woolfolk brothers of oklahoma, with their seven-piece funk band, septimus. the two parties sent tape reels back and forth to each other in the mail to assemble this masterpiece of buoyant and spiritual r&b... and 36 years later, those tapes have found their way into the hands of cultures of soul records! remastered from the original tapes, this new edition of we want a piece of the pie presents the legendarily rare lp to a broad market for the first time, radiating all its sunny optimism and infectious dance grooves.
2018 repress, standard lp jacket rather than the old school stoughton jacket as on the first edition, no dl card cultures of soul record brings to you an anthology of the music of evans pyramid. this album features all of the officially released singles plus four previously unreleased tracks. 1000 ltd pressing. delux gatefold stoughton paste-on jacket and download card to 4 previously unreleased bonus cuts. huge tip! andre evans was the mastermind behind evans pyramid, a seasoned performer and session player in boston throughout the 70s. full of unique disco and boogie stylings, this release includes all of the rare singles such as never gonna leave you, dip drop, no i wont and i want your body, as well as a recently discovered 45 that features two top-notch disco tracks - dance a thon and rubber band. the album also includes four unissued tracks taken from the original demo tapes. thanks to praise and adulation from gilles peterson, dj kon, the noble brothers and joey negro, as well as other respected djs and collectors around the world, evans pyramid is the undisputed king of boston boogie.
the second single from the cultures of soul compilation, boogie breakdown: south african disco 1980 to 1984, benjamin ballís -i just keep dancing- is a synth and drum machine-fueled track that also reveals ball as one of south africaís earliest rappers. boston-bred djs, soul clap provide an excellent rework of the track adding some big room club flavor to the track for djs around the world. soul clap are the globe trotting dj duo of eli goldstein and charles levine who ve done everything from headlining clubs in ibiza to creating dj mix albums for fabric and dj kicks to making records with george dj/producer and co-founder of the running back label, gerd janson provides two funked up rerubs of the track, one with vocals and one without. licensed directly from the artist and housed in a custom disco sleeve these edits won t be available on the compilation.
benjamin balls flash a flashlight came out just after brenda & the bigdudes massive hit weekend. ball s unique reggae-tinged synth boogie was nearly as big and became the second bubble gum anthem of the era. big tip!
greg belson s divine disco is a snapshot in time encapsulating the raw power of a spiritual performance, set to the pulsating 4/4 rhythms that were in vogue with the dance floors of the day. tip! labels like savoy played a key part in identifying artists that fit nicely into this brand new style with performers like shirley finney and the gospelaires, both of whom were established within the scene, but carried the disco torch brightly with their tunes featured here. divine disco also paints a picture of the lesser known acts that privately released their message to the hopeful masses, such as the gospel ambassadors and the inspirational souls, whose recording budgets would have been significantly less than any major label.
jagger botchway is most famous for his work with the hedzoleh soundz and hugh masekela. jagger was also the driving force behind the highly sought-after ghanaian afro-funk masterpiece moving world by the kelenkye band.
deano sounds, along with voodoo funks frank gossner, teamed up to release the kelenkye bands later material, jungle funk, back in 2012. jagger went back into the studio with a group of musicians he had played with from various points in his career to record an album of unique soca and highlife sounds. what was put down on tape was a heavy mix of percussion, striking highlife guitar lines and futuristic synth stabs with soaring african voices. deano sounds and jagger rescued the original multi-track dat tapes that were hiding in obscurity in ghana.
cultures of soul invited a host of todays best remixers to give them the freedom to create their own interpretations of the material. these producers include berlins africaine 808, manchesters ruf dug, switzerlands alma negra and new yorks names you can trust.
this album is another chapter in the ongoing there s-muchmore-to-brazil than-bossa-nova saga. it s filled with disco-eratracks produced for the brazilian domestic marketplace, some of which were hits, others which were quite obscure. what binds them all together - besides their common origins, time period and overall musical approach - is the fact that their reputation has been steadily transcending brazils borders. this has allowed these tunes to find their place on set lists, want lists and in the crates of the world s most discerning djs and tastemakers.
it seems like no part of the world has evaded discos ubiquitous inuence, including the caribbean. the caribbean in the late 70s and early 80s was a hotbed of musical activity and this compilation focuses on the best disco-inuenced tracks from trinidad and tobago, jamaica, and the bahamas. all of the tracks here were ocially licensed and reissued for the first time ever. highlights of the 13 tracks included on this compilation are: the under-the-radar cosmic disco tune -got to have you- by joanne wilson, a rare p&p records-inuenced track -dance with me- by odessey one, the icy cool synth-trenched -living on a string- by wild fire, the incredible dance oor-friendly -instant funk- by merchant, and the disco reggae cover of -rapper s delight- by prince blackman. this compilation was compiled and researched by deano sounds and includes edits by al kent, the whiskey barons, and waxist selecta.
greg caz und deano sounds haben für das feine cultures of soul label wieder eine vorzügliche sammlung klassischer soul-, funk- und psychedelic-raritäten aus brasilien der frühen siebziger jahre zusammengestellt.