AN ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER / AND I LL BE FREE... (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK24.05.18
crown of brahma are charles stella. nicole willis & daniel wyatt. the songs “an angel on my shoulder” & “and i’ll be free as a bird” were recorded in the period between 1995-1997. originally set for release on an lp on rawkus records in 1997. this album would have followed the release of the group. repercussions. album charmed life (pony canyon. 1997). nicole willis was the lead singer / songwriter of this group. charles stella & daniel wyatt worked together at temple of soul in new york city. where some of charmed life was also recorded. these two vocal tracks have never been commercially released. however were heard by tommi grönlund of sähkö recordings and leftfield. who requested to work with ms willis in result. the two tracks have been remastered in 2017 by charles stella.
the chisa years: 1965–1975 (rare and unreleased) is a compilation album by south african jazz trumpeter hugh masekela. the album consists of 14 rare or forgotten tracks recorded by stewart levine and hugh masekela from 1965 to 1975 when they ran their own chisa records label. thom jurek of allmusic wrote “in sum. there isn’t a weak moment on this entire collection. it’s appeal is wide and deep and one can only hope this is the first of many volumes of this material to appear. bbe records has done a stellar job in making this slab available.” dan nishimoto of the prefix magazine stated “the compilation focuses on masekela’s original idea of “african american music.” from the early experiments of the zulus (a group featuring m’bulu) in mixing doo-wop. rhythm & blues and south african gospel and the mbaqanga/”grazing in the grass”-style work of the generically named johannesburg street band to the clearly fela-influenced ojah (masekela’s band in the mid-’70s. consisting of players from ghana and nigeria) and the readyfor-primetime belting of m’bulu. each track reveals a multi-pronged effort to find and challenge the notion(s) of how african and american cultural forms could interact.”
following her 1959 appearance in the anti-apartheid film come back. africa south african native miriam makeba vaulted into the international spotlight. fell under the tutelage of harry belafonte. and moved to new york city in 1960 where she immediately became a massive recording sensation. this lp collects some of that brilliant early material that launched her career and made her one of the most beloved voices of the 20th century. all tracks recorded 1957 - 1962.
z records continues its commitment to unearthing the obscure and long forgotten tracks from the last 40 years through the ever-popular under the influence series. following on from red greg. paul phillips. james glass. nick the record and sean p it’s now the turn of one of the scenes most respected live disco acts and renowned dj’s. faze action.
another gem from the archives gets a much needed official reissue. the 12inch mix of you combines the original funk riffs. string arrangement and joyous piano with a squelchy lead synth to elevate the track to new levels. anyone who saw that momentous back to back between ge-ology and red greg at dekmantel last summer will know the power of this one. my music on the b side is another favourite from the diggers spiritual soul from samuel jonathan johnson. tip!
the original 12inch version of this badboy will set you back near on £150. so it s a much welcomed official. remastered reissue. a favourite from the likes of sadar bahar and mr scruff you ll be hearing this one a lot come summertime.
somewhere between electro soul and melodramatic pop. music focused towards the youth set in some strange dream. not sugarcoating anything. these late 80s / early 90s recordings are something to truly behold! . aset was a collective founded by a group of individuals deeply involved in community improvement initiatives and the struggle for justice and equality. a project that would link motivated adults with talented young people in the washington. dc metropolitan area. the compilation takes songs from three released projects of aset. and one semi-unreleased single. latonya. a spunky 11 year old kid singing about divorce. love. and dancing. the poster child of aset. treo. a trio of high school gals in harmony singing about love and relationships. whax. the high school boys who were a bit strangr the silly side of aset. all backed by the aset players. release comes housed in a newly designed jacket with inner sleeve containing info on the label/artists and an interview with the label director. mba mbulu.
ayuune sule brings the soul into kologo power. in kumasi. the second city of ghana and capitol of the ashanti region. ayuune sule is the main kologo star. the most famous kologo player these days in the whole of ghana and abroad is king ayisoba. together with king ayisoba. guy one. atongo zimba and sambo. he represents the generation that broke kologo music outside of the north east region of ghana. in europe we know ayuune sule as a member of king ayisoba’s band and as a solo artist who often opens up for his shows.
as a logical next step after big crown’s excellent (and sunny-approved) mr. brown eyed soul compilation from september. the label has started digging into the vaults of sunny’s key-loc records label to unearth some legit soul classics – which are hard to find even in san antonio. and clean originals will cost you a pretty penny if you ever luck into one. the album has been remastered and includes original album art.
the band is tight. the sound is honest. the vocals are dusky and deep. and the album is an undeniable soul and texas music classic. ready to be discovered by a whole new generation of music fans. dive in and be ready for a permasmile. thanks to that patented sunny sound.
exclusive transparent yellow double lp in gatefold sleeve with downloade code included. set for record store day. by popular request volume 2 of motown funk first issue of volume 2 and it begins on vinyl. a pipin’ hot motown selection of acid drenched psychedelic soul. blaxploitation soundtracks. straigght ahead funk. easy listening and superlative soul.
traded for promotional use only at dreamcast s live venues. this is not a cd. label just looks like the original demo cd-r. this album celebrates all of the gems that dreamcast has released in the past and taken down from soundcloud.. dreamcast vol. 2+3.
esbe is an multi-genre music producer from los angeles. california. he is known for his atmospheric instrumental production which incorporates sound elements from extensive use of jazz and soul samples. his latest release. bloomsday. is a collection of 19 essential instrumentals.
back in 1962 when this. their third album was released. the group consisted of smokey. ronnie white. pete moore and brother and sister bobby and claudette rogers. while he had yet to be featured in the billing by name that came in 1965 robinson’s photo was top and centre of the lp cover. the ten songs featured barely amounted to 27 minutes of music. but what i ll try something new may have lacked in quantity it more than made up for in quality. and the reason was clear. six of the ten songs stem from robinson s pen five solo efforts and the sixth. closing track this i swear. i promise . a co-write with janie bradford. let s savour an album that. as one perceptive critic put it. features the miracles at their early best... as young. eager kids just starting out. filled with optimism. youthful exuberance and enthusiasm. long before record-company politics. favouritism and restrictions changed the group forever.
cordial recordings are proud to be partnering mel canady with the release of two previously unreleased songs from his 1970s group ruby & the mudflaps. ‘is that enough?’ came from the same recording session as ‘breezy.’ which was released in 1977 on jupiter records and has recently been re-released in 2017 by our friends at cree records. on the flip of our cordial recordings 7″.. is a live take of a song written by mel called ‘country girl.’ which was a popular song for the group at the time of their existence.
tolles soul / r&b album für fans von blood orange. kindness. jamie lidell oder auch der s.o.s band. stimulator jones wird bereits seit einiger zeit in den einschlägigen kreisen hoch gehandelt und wurde auch von der bbc in deren “most exciting new music acts 2018” aufgenommen. eine weitere tolle entdeckung von stones’ throw!
rather than rely on their usual full band. live performance. one-room live single recording session. the making of ‘dragonz’ was a departure for the apples. a multi-studio project spanning three continents. they assembled new instrumental tracks based on loops created in the studio and presented them to a wide-ranging selection of vocal collaborators to complete the picture with. and applied this method to the capturing of longstanding live favourites as well. the concept of a “vocal album” was implemented on non-vocalist songs as well. treating the omnipresent turntables’ sample work not as the central element to the band. but rather its frontman. though containing disparate influences. guests and production methods. ‘dragonz’ is undeniably apples. might be their most focused lp to date. and it is certainly their most middle-eastern. elements of the region’s indigenous genres have always been present in the band’s work. but never has their influence been as pronounced.
ultra tight & rare soul / funk stylings from mississippis natural high outfit. originally released in 1979 on the chimneyville label. an obscure soul imprint operating as part of the miami malaco label family tree. this one has it all lush strings and orchestration. tight as rhythm section. amazing songwriting and everything else in-between. amazing that this group only cut one lp and a handful of singles. the talent on display here is truly of another level and one wonders how such an album came to be. either way. this is an amazing set of rarest of rare grooves and the lp has been a heavily coveted item by the rare record cognoscenti in the past. this is a 100% legit repress. made in conjunction with the rights holders and remastered to the highest possible standard. a truly essential record for fans of quality underground soul & funk. now s your chance to bag a copy for a decent price! quality all around
das langerwartete debüt-album der amerikanischen soul und r&b sängerin deva mahal erscheint am 23.03. und wurde von sir elton john bereits als fabelhaft bezeichnet. das verwundert auch nicht so wurde deva ihr enormes talent bereits in die waage gelegt ist doch niemand geringeres als taj mahal ihr vater. deva mahal hat in der vergangenheit bereits mit illustren künstlern wie tv on the radio. sharon jones & the dap kings als auch fat freddy’s drop gearbeitet und ist bei zahlreichen jazz festivals aufgetreten. als erste eigene vÖ erschien ende 2017 die ep “run deep”. die sich ad hoc in der renomierten new york times playlist wiederfand und den startschuss für ihre solo karriere bildete. das album wurde produziert von scott jacoby (vampire weekend. coldplay) und jarett wetherell (beyonce. fka twigs) und bietet einen einzigartigen sound der modernen r&b. pop. soul und gospel verbindet und dabei immer von der überragenden stimme deva mahals getragen wird. der ein oder andere song auf dem album würde auch einer adele gut zu gesicht stehen. die single snakes ist aktuell in der top 100 der deutschen airplay charts mit steigender tendenz!
NEW ORLEANS: THE ORIGINAL SOUND OF FUNK VOL. 4 (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl D27.04.18
soul jazz records’ latest excursion into the crescent city vaults delves deep into the roots and history of the voodoo world of new orleans funk. packed to the brim with serious break-heavy. heavyweight funk tunes from classic new orleans artists including eddie bo. betty harris. dave bartholomew. johnny adams and eldridge holmes (with the ever-present allen toussaint and the meters as always behind the scenes). there is also a host of rare cuts from a number of lesser-known second line new orleans artists. whose fame rarely reached past the walls of the city. including gus ‘the groove’ lewis. james k-nine. norma jean. bob french. chuck colbert. zilla mayes and joe haywood. comes as heavyweight 180 gram double vinyl. housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
the classic 1963 album. featuring the grammy-nominated. million-selling single and all-time classic r&b-track “it’s gonna work out fine”. pressing on 180 gram virgin vinyl. housed in a gatefold sleeve.
EXPRESS YOURSELF / JUST KISSED MY BABY (GREEN COLOURED 7 INCH)
coloured 7" Vinyl UK26.04.18
remastered and resissued double a sider for soul aficionados. b boys and jazz funk lovers. both instantly recognisable across the generations. the a side sees a reissue of one of the most feel good records out there in express yourself. most famously sampled by the mighty n.w.a. in 89. whatever you do. do it good. on flip you get pure funk destruction in the form of the meters just kissed my baby. an insatiable. groove laden intro which has been prime sampling material throughout the years most notably in public enemy s timebomb. here s a chance to own two gems on one limited green coloured vinyl. with a large / dinked centre hole
neben dem original-album aus dem jahre 1960 enthält diese 180 gramm vinyl zwei bonustracks. aus dem gleichen aufzeichnungszeitraum: messin‘ with the blues und das instrumental hold it. limitierte pressung auf 180 gramm vinyl.
on the back of their acclaimed debut album which was shortlisted for bbc 6 music ‘album of the year’. the hempolics release their latest offering for a record store day 2018 exclusive on limited edition 12” vinyl. on the a-side john holt’s version of ‘riding for a fall’. a song originally released by the tams. is given the full hempolics treatment featuring a powerful vocal from nubiya brandon. on the flip-side is a reinterpretation of nirvana classic ‘come as you are’ but with an original hempolics riddim drenched in atmospheric dub. both songs come with an instrumental so the soundsystems can get their own players involved.
after the success of galaxies like grains of sand. warren and greg retreated back to the isle of wight to start work on long discussed concept album based on a fictional children s book the honey bear. each track a chapter of the book. hypnotic folk pieces mixed with ambient field recordings that warren and greg collected around the beaches. cliffs and gardens of the island. they brought everything together at home. organically forming this beautiful ambient folk tale during the island s idyllic summer evenings. after finishing the initial mixes on the island they brought the tapes up to scotland and overdubbed with strings. oboe and flute. whether your 5 or 50. the charm and beauty of the honeybear is undeniable. children fairytale book concept album limited edition pressing
this limited edition record store day release offers a much desired vinyl issue of a special collaboration between betty wright & the roots. only on cd since it’s initial release in 2011. “betty wright: the movie” is considered among betty’s best albums after having not had a new release in nearly ten years. there is so much good music here expansion have spread over a double lp at a time demand for such quality releases on vinyl is at a highpoint. the lead single was “grapes on the vine” featuring lil wayne. other guests on the album including snoop dogg and joss stone. betty has co-written most of the songs. her voice still at its finest after a 50 year career while triple grammy award winners the roots add a magic touch to this incredible project. there will only be 1000 pressings of the album.
first ever vinyl release of this iconic critically acclaimed soul album from 2014 for rsd 2018. this record is one of the most significant and award winning soul albums of the 21st century. the album is presented as a double vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. limited to 750 copies. the album draws on the spirit of donny hathaway and marvin gaye along with influences from stevie wonder and many of the soul and jazz greats. but jarrod has created his own identity. the twelve self-penned songs have meaningful lyrics and a spirituality which is uncommon in contemporary music. making it a future classic. it has been one of the bestselling independent soul albums in the last decade. jarrod lawson has performed many times in the uk supporting the album at many venues including ronnie scott’s. jazz café and at shepherds bush empire as part of the london jazz festival. building up a large fan base. jarrod also recorded a session for gilles peterson’s bbc6 which increased his profile.
‘pat thomas introduces marijata’ is a seminal ghanian album that fuses highlife. reggae. folk. funk and soul. from legendary vocalist pat thomas. originally released in 1976 on gapophone records. ‘marijata’ was a group made up of three members – kofi ‘electric’ addison on drums. bob fischlan on organ and nat osmanu on guitar. hailing from ghana. pat thomas career began in 1969 with the ‘broadway dance band’. leaving a year later to join the ‘uhuru dance band’. he then played with ebo taylor’s ‘blue monks’ and finally formed the ‘sweet beans’ in 1973 where he really made his name. the group released ‘false lover’ in 1974. split and then reformed as marijata. releasing ‘marijata’ (also available on mr bongo) and this album. ‘pat thomas introduces marijata’. thomas career spans more than 50 years and he still tours regularly across the world. replica original artwork. official mr bongo reissue. licensed from gapophone records courtesy of george prah.
san francisco in the late 1960. the hotbed of psychedelic and rock culture. the dead. joplin. jefferson airplane and a host of others all gaining mainstream acceptance for their acid tinged work. but the city and the surrounding bay area had so much more going for them. a liberal political outlook and a large african american and latino population. meant that musical and cultural reference points were wider and more easily assimilated there than (almost) anywhere else in the united states. two of the biggest groups to emerge from this scene were santana and sly and the family stone. with their melting pots of sound that took in jazz. soul. rock and latin influence. for a while they were two of the biggest acts in the united states and scores of local bands tried to follow in their footsteps. they were hard acts to follow and very few got to the stage of making a 45. never mind a whole lp. one of the best to do just that were leon’s creation. whose debut lp “this is the beginning” acid jazz are reissuing here. a native of san francisco leon patillo led the group. whose multi racial line-up echoed that of his heroes on the local scene. self contained and gigging locally they made their debut album at the tiny studio 10 who also custom pressed the album in extremely limited numbers the music is a perfect blend of acid soul. mixed with hippie sentiments that will get you dancing on the uptempo numbers such as the title track. ‘back roads’ – with its glorious harmonies and the soaring ‘power’. more thoughtful numbers such as ‘until you were gone’ or ‘love’ will touch your soul. so impressed was carlos santana that he eventually asked leon to join his band.
the nu-rons. were a family group consisting of two sets of brothers and cousins. the four young men in question being brothers daryl howard and raymond gibson (daryl’s mother registered him under his father’s surname of howard and raymond under her maiden name of gibson) together with otho bateman and charles bateman. they were all born and raised in salem. new jersey and from the age of ten and eleven began singing with a fifth member and gibson brother rudolph in a group called the gospel 5. they eventually decided to crossover to secular music and as a group known for their energetic dance routines they came up with the new performing name of ‘the nu-rons’ (taken from the word ‘neuron’ which is a cell that transmits nerve impulses). however rudolph was soon to leave the group due to physical illness. also daryl howard and charles bateman had also been part of a working group known as the devotions prior to becoming the nu-ron’s.
the pendletons return with their latest ep. funk forever. a jazz flavored boogie affair with soul inspired song-writing that evokes old school vibes while still staying fresh and current. horn lines. yamaha dx7 keys and snapping hip hop inspired drum programming topped by sweet singing with heartfelt themes. the group carves out a bold new sound on these 5 solid tracks. featuring elive. potatohead people and ishtar. the pendletons are a long-standing boogie-funk and modern soul project of e da boss (of myron and e on stone s throw) and trailer limon. the group emerged with their very first release in 2010. a 7inch inch of coming down/waiting on you on the slept on record label. which set the tone for the group to emerge it instantly became a cult classic receiving constant play at nights like sweater funk and funkmosphere. and fetching for serious sums among collectors. most recently. in 2016. they released the ep gotta get out. the title track caught the ear of renowned dj gilles peterson. who liked it enough to release it on his brownswood bubbler compilation. in 2018 the group is hitting the ground running with a brand new ep out this spring. and a full-length album to follow later later in the year on the renowned bastard jazz label. now armed with a horn section. a vast array of accomplished jazz and funk contributors. and a knack for quality song-writing. the pendletons sound has shaped into something fresh and unique. setting it apart from the legions of imitators.
ruthless day album promo feedback: the more i hear this the more i’m loving it. it’s fabulous and it sees the return of one of my favourite uk vocalists the pocket rocket that is gizelle smith craig charles such a powerful singer...a real british soul talent. eddie piller (acid jazz)
ghanaian legend ebo taylor returns with perhaps his finest album to date. but don’t take our word for it. that’s coming straight from the man himself. and he should know after more than 60 years in the business.
chuck stephens originally hailed from upstate new york reputedly buffalo. he was during the mid 1970’s one of the leading disc jockey’s on the popular new york radio station wwrl am. chuck had always hankered with the aspiration of being a recording artist and in the pursuit of his dream approached the respected new york songwriting team of brothers richard and robert poindexter. soul junction now presents to you. chuck stephens most popular two songs back to back.
so robbie m says hes retired. but thats just the day job. now with new gear acquired and the studio set up in the family room. its time for ram music productions to become a household name (spoken only through a vocoder).
limitierte edition auf gelbem doppel-vinyl. nach einem „beat-tape“. einer von den kritikern gelobter ep und unzähligen ausverkauften shows vor begeisterten fans erscheint mit „geography“ nun endlich das debut-album des nachwuchs-talents auf dessen eigenem label „beyond the groove“ und wartet mit gastbeiträgen von weiteren loyle carner. poppy ajudha. de la soul und goldlink auf. blue-eyed-soul für freunde von mayer hawthorne oder jordan rakei.
wah wah 45s will release orange whip. the new album by their latest signing. honeyfeet. the outfit. who have received praise from the likes of the guardian. have also set festivals alight up and down the country with their unique melange of sounds. for the last couple of years the honeyfeet (who name from a line in the blues brothers film) have been a conduit for the ideas and expressions of an exotic mixture of manchester based musicians. this genre-defying band incorporate styles including jazz. folk and hip hop into their music. someone once called it folk-hop and barrelhouse-pop. and that’s just vague enough to make sense.
a timely repress of a true underground club classic and rarity. disco / boogie / funk heads take note. larry wu wedgeworth dropped this sublime piece of boogie in 1984 on the atlantic label and both sides have long been firm favourites with serious soul aficionados for many years. let me show you was one of numerous major label dance records from that golden mid 80s post-disco era that caused a storm in the underground clubs of the day. this one s long been sought after on 12inch and has been bootlegged numerous times. often with inferior sound quality and no care taken. not this time though. this high quality. official. 100% legit reissue has been lovingly remastered by above board distribution in conjunction with atlantic records from the master tapes. beat that. both the original vocal mix and dub version are included here with og atlantic label artwork. dont waste your time on the fakes! this one s the real deal!
its not often you stumble upon a 9 piece soul band. who were so close to signing a deal with mca’s new subsidiary source records. but group politics and other factors got in the way. and the band shelved what music they had recorded. no reels surfaced but fortunately a member had kept some of those 1978 recordings. between the two seemed to fuse great soul compositions without the durge of the disco era circa 1978. with well thought out lyrics. backed by keys. trumpets and a driving bassline we really are pleased to add the group to the super disco edit roster.
review with its latest reissue. majiks back into your heart - melodies international dug deep into the back catalogue of hi records. the legendary soul label from memphis founded in the 1950s. originally signed as a recording artist. willie mitchell took the reins of the label and guided it through its most successful period in the 1970s. notably producing a string of studio recordings for al green. syl johnson and o.v. right among other eminent soul musicians of the time.
raw rhythm & blues out of seattle! camelot records. operated by jan kurtis skugstad from 1964 to 1966. released an astounding number of singles and even full length albums during its short time of existence. camelot is best known in collector circles for two monster releases by organist ron buford (accompanied on vocals by ural thomas on deep soul). however within their output are still some recordings which not many people have heard of yet. this is exactly the case with the two songs by johnny lewis which you find on this sweet 45rpm single. unchain my heart and i got a woman are two really nice cover versions which sound even better on this properly mastered 45 with its crispy and raw sound.
a notoriously jaw-dropping folk-funk classic. long treasured by the balearic fraternity. the self-titled lp from the brothers batteau nevertheless remains a criminally underheard gem. appealing to fans stuck on ned dohenys scorching blue-eyed soul as well as gene clark s rich country-rock. it s an honour to present the first officially licensed vinyl reissue of this undoubted masterpiece of proto-yacht-rock.
ganze zehn jahre mussten die fans des im kongo geborenen und in belgien lebenden musikers warten. dass ein nachfolger zum 2008er debütalbum hotel impala erscheint. 14 tracks präsentiert baloji auf seinem neuen album und perfektioniert dabei den musikalischen brückenschlag zwischen traditionell-afrikanischen klängen und afroamerikanischen sounds aus dem kosmos des hip-hops. souls. funks und jazz. wie lhiver indien. ein track der teil des aktuellen fifa 18-soundtracks ist. verfolgen alle songs das gleiche ziel: sie sollen den hörer auf die beine und zum schwitzen bringen. schwarzes doppelvinyl im gatefold sleeve. inklusive booklet und downloadcode.
lp. first re issue ever. cut from original masters. original packaging strictly reproduced! + printed inner-sleeve with poster and cd included (plus two bonus titles) original year of release: 1989. features the tracks zobi la mouche. cest pas la mer a boire. voila lete. etc. les négresses vertes was the biggest french act touring the world in the beginning of the 90s. the band has just reunited and will tour europe this year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of mlah. the album has been unavailable on vinyl since their first original pressing.
penthouse penthouse is a duo born out of the la-based crew team supreme. their debut lp ‘cruise control’ lands on alpha pup this february. with features from tony larchmont. carla. love logiq. kingjet and more. right in time for valentine’s day. cruise control is a smooth and sultry 9-tracker of r&b-tinged pop songs. in the short time since the group’s formation. they have collaborated with the likes of djemba djemba. mr. carmack. stwo. chloe martini. marvel alexander & promnite and have been billed with acts such as xxyyxx. sweater beats. salva. and the glitch mob. their music has received support from bbc radio 1. vice. earmilk. and la’s kcrw.
2lp. first re issue ever. cut from original masters. original packaging strictly reproduced.incl. printed sleeve and printed inner-sleeves with cd included. original year of release: 1999. features the tracks easy girls. leila. ce pays. etc. les negresses vertes was the biggest french act touring the world in the beginning of the 90s. the band has just reunited and will tour europe this year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of mlah. the album trabendo has been unavailable on vinyl since their first original pressing.
the 20th volume of our flagship eccentric soul series has all the boxes checked: guntoting. skip-tracing record producers. child stars. rip-offs. the worlds greatest bail bondsman. swindles. soaring falsettos. and a dwindling rust-belt cityscape offering mere glimpses of hope before the record industry escaped for the coasts. helmed by the ojays bobby massey. saru was a creative vortex that pulled cuyahoga countys greatest talent in. making a strong case for cleveland to contend with detroit. philly. and memphis as americas soul music’s capital. includes obscure and unknown sides from the out of sights. the elements. pandella kelly. david peoples. sir stanley. the ponderosa twins + 1. ba-roz. bobby dukes. and of course. the o’jays.
DONT TELL ME YOURE SORRY / DO YOU BELIEVE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK27.03.18
chuck cissel. from tulsa. oklahoma. recoded just two albums in 1979 and 1982 respectively. both for arista at the time and reissued together on cd by expansion in 2014. he is best known in disco circles for ‘cisselin’ hot’. but over the last two decades has become renonwned for “don’t tell me you’re sorry” in northern and crossover soul circles. today it is his most sought after record. orignal copies worth £150. the track is also written about in richard searling’s new book “putting the record straight”.
soul clap kamen zum ersten mal mit nona hendryx durch ihre arbeit mit george clinton. sa’d the hourchild ali und chuck da fonk fishman zusammen. nona schrieb und sang die single “shine” von ihrem letzten album. diese erfahrung ließ alle mehr zusammenarbeiten. also haben soul clap mit morgan wiley von midnight magic zusammengetan und sind allesamt ins studio gegangen. um eine neues album für soul clap records zu produzieren. vier tracks von house. soul. jazz und natürlich the funk.
memories is a bold collection of uninhibited songs inspired by ady’s personal experiences. drawing on touchstones of british adolescence. the album covers a broad range of themes - from love and relationships through to mental health issues. all the tracks on memories are written by ady. and co-produced by ady alongside the likes of ivor novello winning cassel the beat maker (akala. plan b). richard archer. eric appapolay (neneh cherry. craig david. lionel ritchie) and grades (bastille. dua lipa. khalid). highlights include forthcoming single ‘need somebody to love’ which sees ady intertwine sprawling jazz with adolescent infatuation over a teardrop drumbeat and sparse choral samples.
official mr bongo reissue. replica original cover artwork. recorded in 1978. this is a latter-period gem from the larger than life legend. combining the glitz and glamour of disco’s heyday with maia’s raw funk and soul roots. for “disco club”. maia left his usual band and went into the legendary estudios level with an ensemble of rio’s finest including paulinha braga on drums. jamil joanes on bass. robson jorge on clarinet. hyldon de souza on guitar. sidinho on percussion. trombonists edmundo maciel and darcy seixas. and juarez assis on tenor sax. arranger and keyboardist lincoln olivetti was a crucial presence during these sessions – he added the all-important string flourish and brassy joy to the uptempo tracks. leaving maia enough room to express himself.
2007 - 2017: 10 YEARS OF TRANSCENDENT SOUND (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl NL22.03.18
2007 - 2017: heavenly sweetness is turning 10 years old! they are celebrating with 3 birthday parties. and 2 compilations! one is a best of the labels production. and the 2nd one is made of exclusive tracks. composed for this occasion. one is a best of the labels production. and the 2nd one is made of exclusive tracks. composed for this occasion. this compilation is a very subjective best of the labels production. from each album or single we had the chance to produce. with great artists. a journey through 10 years of music. a great introduction to the labels universe. but even the experts will discover unknown tracks. including well known artists such as guts. blundetto. sly johnson. anthony joseph. but also more confidential artists: robert aaron. jacaranda muse. patchworks (and his tribute to gil scott-heron)
mindblowing afro soul music from ivory coast served up by an obscure artist who only recorded four albums in between 1979 and the beginning of the 80’s. he created an original funky fusion with bété langage. a selection of four amazing tracks recorded in abidjan on two different records label called war records and as records. the music here is a mixture of funk with heavy basslines. traditional percussions. funky guitar riffs. nice horns section and lyrics in beté. the song «demonde» is inspired by harmonies of the famous «dance to the drummer beat» by herman kelly. those two rare records were found by afrobrazilero aka djamel hammadi and never appeared on the vinyl market. it’s almost impossible to have infos about this singer and composer neither the musicians involved in the recording sessions. most of the trace of the recording session were lost by the labels we licensed the tracks with. unique. pressed on a deluxe vinyl. remastered by the carvery. this very funky album is a must have for all the afro funk lovers!
YELLOW SUNSHINE / DONT TELL ME LATER GIRL (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK22.03.18
yellow sunshine by the band of the same name is an essential proto-disco jam from back in 1973. a big one with the underground disco heads and b-boy dj s in the bronx alike this record is a sure-shot! often early hip-hop djs would buy 2 copies of this 45 or the lp and cut it up long enough for the crowd to get loose and into the groove. a party-rocker of the highest order. produced in philadelphia. originally released on kenny gamble s gamble label and featuring some heavyweight players including dexter wansel. roland chambers and more. yellow sunshine is the perfect blend of funk. rock & disco old school style. backed with don t tell me later girl a la the original 73 gamble records promo this one s an essential for anyone who digs that funk! there s always been poor imitations. but this 2017 repress is from the master tapes (yes. we can prove it) and is fully. 100% legit in every way. yellow sunshine now available again. released in conjunction with gamble / pir. back on the streets. same as it ever was! buy on sight!
favorite recordings proudly presents combattant. first ep by pat kalla produced by bruno patchworks hovart. pat kalla is a musician. singer and storyteller. patrice of his birth name. in tribute to the great lumumba! lover of words. french language. and music of course. born in lyon. from a cameroonian father. musician and political activist. and a french and literary mother. he explores from his childhood the soul. the slam. the funk and the art of telling stories. life being a great one. after years of touring alongside many bands (conte & soul. legend of eboa king. mento cloub. voilaaa sound system). and several acclaimed titles on the two albums by voilaaa. he comes back with this project to put a bit of primordial lightness in a rainy world: a tribute to the african culture in honor of a father with sawa origins. the tribe from the people of makossa. jojo ngallé. moni bilé. pain. manu dibango. franco. rochereau. kabasele. fela. françois nkotti & the black style. all these legends vinyls have turned on the family turntable and the collection has whetted the child s appetite. through this new trip. he revisits styles that are sometimes little known to western audiences. such as high-life. makossa. angolan music. afrobeat. afro-disco and others. we could talk about franc cfa. we could talk about jacques foccart. but we will rather dance. because -the dancer seems naive. but his feet must be connected with earth to understand history backed by the super mojo disco. a hyperactive band from lyon with deep groove and positive energy. pat kalla offers us an anti-crisis project. where swaying and feel-good humor is mandatory! an album soon in the crates. beware cest medicament
as featured on movements vol.9. we thought it is well worth to re-release -when the well runs dry- on 45 too. even better. what you find here is a previously unreleased alternate take! listen to the first seconds of the b-side -a brighter day- and you know why this 45 should be in any djs box. essentiell re-release for the open minded dj who does not only play tracks which are in demand but just plain funky
legendary deep soul french complation(s) featuring many soul classics. sometimes forgotten. which have been sampled countless times by some of the biggest hip-hop acts. cut from original masters. original packaging. beautifully and precisely reproduced to the original standards. original year of release: 2014
with their new horizon ep. lucien & the kimono orchestra open a music box which transports you in a blue and dawnish atmosphere. a morning spent on walking in an old cinematic paris. first step in the eighties. connection starts as a film opening. then arrives the single. fresh start. full of indelible voices and gimmicks. horizon. sung in french. is a delicate reference to the french songwriting tradition inherited from michel berger. alain chamfort or alain souchon. to get some breath back between two songs. georges. offers a strong instrumental interlude. almost at the end. the english-spoken shell extends the panel of influences with its downtempo emotion. with its spontaneous declamations and slick guitar riff. asile closes the journey. as the splendid climax of the foursomes second ep.
arkansas native. lee moore moved to memphis in 1975 with only one goal in mind: to make it big in the music industry and to release music that would be played in new york. l.a and everywhere in between. as a singer and songwriter lee moore spent the 1980s collaborating in memphis with the best of the best session musicians and vocalists from labels like volt and stax records to record and release futuristic boogie. soul. and funk. lee moore unfortunately never got close to reach his goals of fame and fortune. past due records have saved the day yet again by reissuing for the first time the west coast inspired funk full length le gamby - double oo too sweet from 1985. truly a rarity and another glimpse of the unheralded genius of lee moore. yet again. this rare lp is virtually a ghost. known only to the hardcore record collectors and boogie funk aficionados. now is the time!
arkansas native. lee moore moved to memphis in 1975 with only one goal in mind: to make it big in the music industry and to release music that would be played in new york. l.a and everywhere in between. as a singer and songwriter lee moore spent the 1980s collaborating in memphis with the best of the best session musicians and vocalists from labels like volt and stax records to record and release futuristic boogie. soul. and funk. lee moore unfortunately never got close to reach his goals of fame and fortune. for the first time. past due records is reissuing lees incredible free & easy lp which was only released as a handful of test pressings in 1981 because lee thought the record was too good to release on his score records label. it is a pure memphis modern soul / boogie funk masterpiece that features countless artists from the stax crew. al greens vocalists and even herbie hancocks keyboard player. the 1981 test pressing has commanded huge sums of money on the used vinyl market and is one for the real soul connoisseur
arkansas native. lee moore moved to memphis in 1975 with only one goal in mind: to make it big in the music industry and to release music that would be played in new york. l.a and everywhere in between. as a singer and songwriter lee moore spent the 1980s collaborating in memphis with the best of the best session musicians and vocalists from labels like volt and stax records to record and release futuristic boogie. soul. and funk. lee moore unfortunately never got close to reach his goals of fame and fortune. lee s final project for the score label is a bonafide underground gospel burner. originally released in 1989 it s a perfect look into his transition from the rougher edged funk. disco & boogie of his earlier efforts and shows his smooth transition into a more celestial and blessed musical output. again this one’s a real rarity and past due have secured this high quality. legit reissue for the heads.
DO I LOVE YOU / SWEETER AS THE DAYS GO BY (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK13.03.18
do i love you (indeed i do)/sweeter as the days go by war 1965 der erste 7inch release des legendären motown-produzenten und komponisten frank wilson und sollte ab mitte der 1970er jahre die britische northern soul-szene im sturm erobern. outta sight veröffentlicht diesen legendären klassiker. dessen originalausgabe als wertvollste schallplatte der welt gehandelt wird. erstmals legal außerhalb von motown. eine absolute northern soul und wigan casino-nr.1 und der letzte song. der in diesem kultclub gespielt wurde.
willie hutch wrote huge soul hits in the 60s and 70s (co-writing “i’ll be there” for the jackson 5) and released sixteen motown. whitfield and independent label solo releases between 1969 and 2002. from his period with norman whifield’s label through warner brother in 1978/79 he is best known for “easy does it”. arranged by gene page. it was previously issued only on 7” as a b-side to “come on and dance with me”. original copies now exchanging hands for large sums.
dionne warwick is one of the most classic and iconic soul singers of all time. over her career she has recorded a string of hits and a legacy of music of outstanding quality. “move me no moiuntain” was first released in 1975 on warner brothers and has since become her most played song on the ‘modern soul’ scene. “(i’m) just being myself” comes from an earlier album (1973) produced by holland-dozier-holland’. a connoisseur soul track gaining support in recent years.
louisiana soul singer bobby king first recorded as a solo artist in 1973 for the reprise label where he also sang for ry cooder. in 1981 he switched to the main warner brorthers imprint and recorded what has become for soul fans a most highly regarded self-titled album. “if you don’t want my love” became a single. an original pressing for this ‘modern’ dancefloor record recently onsale for £300. it is coupled with an exceptuional track from the album “lovers by night” not previously available on 7” vinyl.
garden city movement bestehend aus roy avital. yoav saar und johnny sharoni haben eine reihe von sounds aufgenommen. die alle spiegel ihrer diversen kulturellen welten darstellen. ausgehend von art-pop über experimental house bis hin zu sich abwechselnden angeordneten vibes. seit ihrer gründung 2013 hat das trio zwei eps sowie eine 12inch (in kollaboration mit the vinyl factory) heraus gebracht. mit move on 2014 den mtv best music video award in israel gewonnen (zudem als best music video beim l.a. film festival nominiert) sowie diverse chart-hits in ihrem heimatland landen können. dazu gesellen sich viele touren weltweit. u.a. mit bonobo. caribou und alt-j. ihr video zu shes so untouchable- wurde im september 2017 beim raindance film festival in london gezeigt. die 18(!) tracks auf apollonia schlagen einen düsteren lyrischen ton an. manch süß-saurer ton trägt die bittere botschaft eines sich schleichend abzeichnenden endes einer beziehung und die darauf folgende depression. einsamkeit sowie missbrauch. diese melancholische fusion kennzeichnet das sehr emotionale album als moderne soul musik und erdet es in der realen welt.
the 2nd release on 45 live records. and we welcome the amazing talent christian madden into the family. christian released his lp “the wrecking place” digitally in january 2017 that these 2 tracks are taken from and which most definitely deserved to be pressed onto vinyl.
-funky country- sammelt obskure und unterschätzte country-funk. blue-eyed-soul und andere schwungvolle rhythm & blues kuriositäten aus den sechzigern und siebzigern. die stücke auf diesem album sind so gut wie die von berühmten künstlern wie little richard. jerry lee lewis. tom jones oder jack hammer.
das von curtis mayfield geschriebene hard times und listen to me erschienen 1971 zusammen auf mayfields legendärem curtom-label und erfahren durch soul brother nun ihren ersten offiziellen release in europa. beide tracks des leider viel zu früh verstorbenen baby huey wurden von den grössen des hiphop unzählige male gesamplet (a tribe called quest. lil wayne. biz markie. the chemical brothers. eric b & rakim. wu-tang clan. public enemy. grandmaster flash. u.v.a.)
gulf points expanding roster delivers a twist with the introduction of vienna-based alexey lanvin. men s fashion connoisseur by day. one look diarises alexey s private persona as he broods over the octaves with acutely romantic flair. his series of short online videos hint at a realm where long stares. midnight moods and south beach style are everyday fare a vision fellow pastel chief and label boss benny badge simply couldn t ignore. one look- opens this window to lanvin s electrifying world even further. his talking keyboards ready as ever to converse. alexey gets straight to the point. launching into two searing ballads full of silky rhodes and evocative textures. while an ominous inner-city funk adorns all songs. its definitely miami when the upbeat items arrive (both good love and lips could score one of crockett s fleeting love scenes in easy fashion) - suggesting his high street antics are merely a front for his downtown demeanour. ep includes: standing out. in and out of love. your eyes. good love. lips. cassette only bonus track. arranged and recorded entirely at alexey s home studio with minor alterations by benny badge at secret heat music.
first 12 inch in a series of yearly valentine maxis celebrating love. this one contains keysha s sleazy r&b youtube hit stop it! & a belgian blue eyed soul classic by fg s romance called what is love today?
TRY LOVE (ONE MORE TIME) / THAT BOY OF MINE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK06.03.18
try love was originally recorded by norma jenkins and pitched to motown who passed on the track (this version only survives on acetate). master of the girl group herb bernstein picked up the track and recorded the version you hear on this 45 which for whatever reason failed to make a dent until it was picked up first by the belgian popcorn scene and later the northern scene. demand far outstripped supply and this rare 45 became very expensive. a haunting. odd and beautiful record to this day the members of the sparkles remain a mystery.
as featured on feeling nice vol.4. we thought it is well worth to re-release frederick knight s -steppin down- on 45 too. even better. the b-side -heart complication- is a monster deep-soul track which many of you may have not heard yet. we here at tramp re-release good music. whether it is rare or not. this one is indeed rare so get your hands on it before all copies are gone.