dusty archives, the backrooms of record stores, private reel to reel stashes, master tapes - these are the environs of the dynamic range experience. dynamic range is a new label focused on unearthing deep soul, funk and disco jams that continue to resonate with todays dancers and dj’s. time spent scouring the bowels of the majors and independents has unsurprisingly resulted in numerous gems being added to the dr wants list. high quality, fully licensed reissues are the order of the day, always taken from the correct master source and re-presented to hungry record heads the world over. to repeat, this is a fully legit operation - avoid the sharks at all costs!
after four years of touring and developing “an unforgettable tribute to nat king cole,” the legendary george benson makes his most inspired album: my inspiration: a tribute to nat king cole. the recording is one of the most meaningful of benson’s career and is a testament to the spirit of cole’s timeless body of work. benson’s heartfelt renditions of some of cole’s greatest songs with nelson riddle arrangements and the 42-piece henry mancini institute orchestra are complemented by duets with tony award winner idina menzel and rising star judith hill, along with a special collaboration with multi-grammy and pulitzer prize-winning trumpeter wynton marsalis.
more nigerian and ghanaian highlife classics on the second volume of this comprehensive series. this new selection guides the listener into the highlife world far enough to show the many different angles and approaches representing this irresistible music. check!
the 9th edition of >soul togetherness< delivers a signature mix of the years top modern soul floor fillers and revivals, and raises the bar again with the sheer quality and depth of the collection. from america we include george benson and the highly sought after mix of >when love calls< (produced by bluey of incognito), teddy pendergrass >my people< (has been massive all year), sherree brown (with one of the biggest underground soul tunes of last 18 months).but many of this years key tunes are again from europe, and in our endeavor to unite some world soul there is brilliant new music here from bennson (actually australias answer to jamiroquai who lives in sweden), peo (sweden again c/o sundae soul recordings out of germany), sophia nelson (from ghana, lives in paris >woman in love< one of the years top new tunes), cool million (from denmark, groups album shaping up as massive for expansion), and not forgetting three huge tracks this year out of the uk by the sunburst band, reel people and gina foster.
since 2002, soundway records has been synonymous with high-quality and groundbreaking compilations of music from africa, the caribbean and south america. nigeria special is the most ambitious project yet for the label, a truly in depth, double album look at nigerian music in the early to mid-70s, encompassing a broad range of styles.
jackie disco is in town and ready to get down to every disco classic you cold possibly think of. this triple-disc bonanze includes tracks from the likes of sister sledge, kool and the gang, donna summer and so many more.
2011 collection featuring cuts from shuggie otis, sly & the family stone and aretha franklin.. the old grey whistle test has now been synonymous with quality music for 40 years. although possibly best know as a show for rock music, the show maintained an amazing variety when it came to choosing its artists, it really only had two criteria, 1, that the artists had released an album and 2 that they produced great music. this collection mostly features artists that appeared on the show but also include artists who for whatever reason didnt or couldnt appear on the show.
a 2nd, killer presentation of assured nigerian and ghanaian highlife classics selected by the good, good people at vampi soul. it features nineteen tracks by essential artists of the genre such as et mensah & the tempos, dr victor olaiya, prince nico mbarga, dr sir warrior, and rex lawson, plus extensive notes by experts, rita may and max reinhardt, and artist photos.