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Earth, Wind & Fire - Brazilian Rhyme / My Love
Earth, Wind & Fire
Brazilian Rhyme / My Love
7" | 2017 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.05.2017
The full unreleased version of the o.g bboy classic 'Brazilian Rhyme' straight out the Sony tape vaults ( I made that sound easier than it was). Not just one for hip-hop heads, the appreciation of this groove is pretty much universal. The track is an uncredited cover of Toninho Horta's "Beijo Partido" most likely directly influenced by Milton Nascimentos version from the LP Minas which is a great cheap LP while we are on that. On the flip for the first time on 45 (until someone tells me there is some random German or Thai pressing) is one of my old modern spins, best 45 of the year and its only March.
Twinkie Clark - Awake O Zion / Power
Twinkie Clark
Awake O Zion / Power
7" | 2017 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.05.2017
Gospel Disco time Again!!!! After the sucess of "The Power of You're Love" we deceded to pull out a couple more of our gospel disco dancefloor favorites. Elbernita "Twinkie" Clark-Terrell ( who was in the the Clark Sisters before going solo) Recorded this beast for the LP Ye Shall Receive Power in 1980-81 for Armen Boladian's Sound Of Gospel Records out of Detroit (A Sub of the mighty Westbound Records). Both tracks featured on the LP only so desperatly need some 45 action. I'm not going to try and sell you this one with tales of its history all you need to do is drop the needle (or press the little play icon)..... Straight up monster dancefloor destructor.
Frazelle - Today Is The Day (Hot Mix)
Boots For Dancing - The Undisco Kidds
Boots For Dancing
The Undisco Kidds
LP | 2015 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
10,49 €* 20,99 € -50%
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The holy grail lost scottlish post punk LP - Extensive Sleeve Notes by Music and Theature writer Neil Cooper!
BAB - Party & Get On Down
BAB
Party & Get On Down
12" | 2017 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
One of the best mid-tempo disco raritys (and we mean rare) to come out the Deepfunk scene. When Keb Darge first played 'Party & Get On Down' in the early 2000s in Soho it put a few noses out of joint as it was such a departure from the deepfunk driving take no prisoner sound. True to Keb's Scottish stubbornness and like any real DJ he stuck to his guns and created a dance floor favourite. Athens of the north bring BAB to 12" for the first time, not only that but its a nice wee extended cut transferred direct from the master tapes.
Stephen Colebrooke - Shake That Chic Behind
Stephen Colebrooke
Shake That Chic Behind
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
10,39 €* 12,99 € -20%
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two odd Island bangers previously only avaible on the VERY rare Stephen LP you almost certianly don't own. Athens of the North is happy to drop these Funky Modern Pieces on our preffered format for the first time. Recorded in Freeport Bahamas and produced by the mighty Frank Penn. Catchy, on the Edge and full of personality. Records like this is why we do what we do.
Friction Band - Watchin' You / To The Sky
Flipside - Havin' a Party / Music (Gets Me High)
Flipside
Havin' a Party / Music (Gets Me High)
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
12,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Before the technical and historical chat this is what we have... Super rare local Michigan disco 45 in the vein of 'Long Train Running' but better, that should be enough to click buy I would hope. Flipside were a typical local radio rock band drawn into the disco funk wave and became known locally in Michigan as the "the long Haired Disco Band Guys." The Record is notable as it was produced by David Kalmbach, this Michigan legend owned Great Lakes Recording Studio which played a very important role in the garage rock movement by offering teen bands the chance to record a 45 that could be sold off the bandstand or at local record shops, given to potential employers, and even get airplay on one or more of the many AM rock and roll radio stations that dotted the state. Band member Dave Stewart went on to be in "The Magnificent Men" (A.K.A. Blue eyed soul brothers.) who were the first ever band to open for James Brown at The Apollo Theatre and also played with Eddie Holman, Soul Survivors & The Four Tops.
Fruit - Fruit
Fruit
Fruit
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
29,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Fruit Band's fleeting existence was only recently revealed by the discovery of a few unsold copies of their sole 1978 single,Say It, which quickly became a cult showpiece for savvy DJs and collectors. Athens of the North has since reached out to Cypress Studios of Jacksonville, Florida and discovered a complete album of the group's stylish, dancefloor-smashing funk and deep disco on tape, unreleased for over 30 years. Vinyl is presented in a Handmade cardboard Tip-On Sleeve as would have been used at the time as only the best will do.
Fruit - What You Gonna Do / Life Is a Challenge
Fruit
What You Gonna Do / Life Is a Challenge
7" | 2017 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Fruit Band's fleeting existence was only recently revealed by the discovery of a few unsold copies of their sole 1978 single,Say It, which quickly became a cult showpiece for savvy DJs and collectors. Athens of the North has since reached out to Cypress Studios of Jacksonville, Florida and discovered a complete album of the group's stylish, dancefloor-smashing funk and deep disco on tape, unreleased for over 30 years. Here we present out two favirite unreleased tracks on 45 for the first time. 500 Only no repress.
T'Spoon - If You Dance Tonight / Say Yea
T'Spoon
If You Dance Tonight / Say Yea
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
12,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Our second and final release from Billy Bruner T'Spoon out of his obscure Oil Capital Record Label. 'If You Dance Tonight' is almost unknown boogie spin your never gonna find, solid. On the flip 'Say Yea' is an 80s sweet soul ballad years ahead of the pack, I have a soft spot for this one, damn good end of nighter if it's been a good one. Strictly 500 no repress.
Second Re$$urrection, The - You Done Let The Daylight Catch You
Jeanie Tracy - Can I Come Over... / Hot (For Your Love)
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Hard Drivers - Since I Was A Little Girl / Straight Talk
Strange - You / Space V
Strange
You / Space V
7" | 2017 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
8,79 €* 10,99 € -20%
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two previously unreleased tracks from the outsider disco outfit - Strange! Christopher Spraggins & The Strange Band out of Rochester, N.Y released a total of one record. . A spaced out druggy disco band that had a hint of Rick James with a deeper trippier vibe that's truly unique, reproduced for you here for the first time since 1978. The band was introduced to the world by Cleveland Unlimited Records who still exist to this day, unfortunately as these things go, the record failed to gain sales needed to justify further but a whole LP was recorded, here we bring you the best tracks from that unreleased LP on your favourite format.
Nobody - I Saw You
Nobody
I Saw You
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
10,39 €* 12,99 € -20%
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Mind blowing Minneapolis boogie, there is so much to this story but lets start with their original 1982 press releaseHot Group, NOBODY, Definitely Going Somewhere!During the 1960s the American popular music scene was overtaken and dominated throughout most of the decade by a creative surge emanating fromDetroit. "The Sound Of Young America," as it was called, was Motown. As Motown declined another inspired voice took up the slack. Under the direction of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Philadelphia International, i.e., "The Sound Of Philadelphia" (T.S.O.P.), became the new voice under the early and mid-'70s.As is becoming quite apparent, the 1980s belong to the Twin Cities. Most people thought it would stop with Prince. It hasn't. A new band called Nobody is making sure that it doesn't. And although the group has been wrapped in mystery ever since they started just four months ago, their recently released demo tape (which will shortly be pressed on vinyl) is a monster that has music insiders buzzing with enthusiasm, "Right now nobody knows who we are. Once we become established, however, we will be casting a highly creative shadow that will be profound, and that other people will have to live up to," says the group.The band has seven members: two vocalists-one male and two keyboard players, one guitar, bass and drums. All but one of the members are from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, providing how fertile our sometimes mild little town can be. They've all had a diverse amount of experience-from jazz to funk-but their music doesn't fit any particular category. Some of Nobody's members even started out in the church, which gave their music a genuinely soulful feeling that can't be denied.Nobody was primarily put together by the female lead vocalist, a lady who's sung with manyTwinCityjazz and gospel greats. But beyond anything else the band is a team. A team with a mission. A mission to bring quality music to the community. Many of you will soon get to judge the sounds of their debut songs for yourself. KMOJFM is getting ready to add the single "I Saw You" to its playlist, and WLOL's music director said he "loved it." Along with the airplay will be an appearance on Scott Thompson's "Showcase" on KWTNMeanwhile the group's manager, Jordanna Gold is keeping busy on both coasts attempting to hook up a deal with one of the major labels for this dynamic, multi-talented group that many people say will be busting out by grammy time.
Ray Barretto - Pastime Paradise / Mambotango
Ray Barretto
Pastime Paradise / Mambotango
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
12,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Stone cold classic, although Pastime Paradise has been reissued a couple of time on compilations every single reissue has used the rocky LP version which is not nearly as good as the original 7" cut. As we at Athens of the North like to do things right we went back to the Sony Tape vault and had the 7" version transferred for the first time since the O.G 45 was cut. This 45 sounds fantastic, much stronger then the O.G 45 cut so it's a no brainer. On the flip we took one of our favourite track from the LP and introduced it to 7" for the first time, Mambotango is a dreamy sountracky latin disco number I used to spin on warm up duty, very new York.
Mr. Wigg & Co - You've Got A Lot Of Living To Do (Pt.1&2)
Mr. Wigg & Co
You've Got A Lot Of Living To Do (Pt.1&2)
7" | 2015 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
12,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Crunchy outsider disco that's always been popular with those in the know. Getting strong spins through the various iterations of the euro soul scene and strong support from DJs like Giles Peterson & Floating points. These are not going to hang about long. Lo-fi disco at its finest.
V.A. - Henry Stone's Miami Sound
Lew Kirton - Something Special
Lew Kirton
Something Special
7" | 2014 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
13,99 €*
Release:2014 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two sides from our favorite early 80s lover Lew Kirton. Its the first time the sexy soul mans two track have been 45!.
J.O.B. Band - Live At The Point After
J.O.B. Band
Live At The Point After
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
JOB's musical journey started as students at the famed Booker T Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. United by a shared love of soul music and sweet harmonies, singers James Davis, Ollie Carbin, and singer-songwriter & musician Billy Bruner began to jam together and eventually formed their own band, J.O.B, upon graduation in 1977, setting to work building a reputation by playing local parties, venues and fashion shows. Very quickly the word of mouth on J.O.B became so strong that they were offered a house band gig at North Tulsa's most popular after hours spot, The Point After. During their tenure at the famed late night spot many bigger acts came to see J.O.B when in town. Tulsa's own Gap Band, Chaka Khan, and Bootsy's Rubber band all paying homage to the trio. It's extremely rare to find good quality recordings from local clubs of this era so we were delighted when this ¼ tape turned up in Billy's archive, so sit back and transport yourself back to Saturday evening, 20 August 1977.
Jax Transit Authority - Life Is a Miracle
Jax Transit Authority
Life Is a Miracle
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
12,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Whats there to say about Jax Authority, the pinnicle of quality disco soul, rare, expensive ($7000 or more for a clean copy) and absolutly fucking brilliant. Not only that but this is the full version on 45 for the first time. Strong support all round from the DJ community. We dont need to do much more to sell this, just listen and click buy or just stop djing.
Strange - Madness / If Your so in Love
Strange
Madness / If Your so in Love
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
11,69 €* 12,99 € -10%
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Christopher Spraggins & The Strange Band out of Rochester, N.Y released a total of one record. . A spaced out druggy disco band that had a hint of Rick James with a deeper trippier vibe that's truly unique, reproduced for you here for the first time since 1978. The band was introduced to the world by Cleveland Unlimited Records who still exist to this day, unfortunately as these things go, the record failed to gain sales needed to justify further releases despite there being more recordings. Some of said recording are on the way, don't sleep as per.
Rasputin's Stash - Hidden Stash
Rasputin's Stash
Hidden Stash
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
29,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It's a big one, a third previously unreleased Raspuitins stash LP, half of which was thought to be lost. Just recently it turned up in a Chicago warehouse and we managed to get out hands on it. With the blessing of Paul Coleman (Rasputins Stash member)!
Santiago - Feeling Good / Land of Leaping No No (Ha-Ka-Cha)
Santiago
Feeling Good / Land of Leaping No No (Ha-Ka-Cha)
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
12,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Produced by Philadelphia's Legendary Sonny Hopson, Santiago is Indeed Neftali Santiago from Mandrill who took a break from the band in 1975 and did a little experimenting, this came out of a 6 hour sessions in which 3 tracks were recording, two being on this 45 and is Santiago's only lead vocal to date . The band lasted a year in that time supporting Gil Scott Heron and The Ohio Players live. A two sided disco stormer with all the right ingredients, great guitar hook, solid horn section and great vocal.Essential Disco
T'Spoon - School Dance / Sweetness
T'Spoon
School Dance / Sweetness
7" | 2015 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
12,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
More sweet tracks, unearthed by the fine people over at Athens Of The North!
La Mont Zeno Theatre - Black Fairy
La Mont Zeno Theatre
Black Fairy
LP | 2015 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
24,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Holy Grail Jazz Funk Chicago Musical reissued for the first time.
Cool Creations - Wish Upon Love / Nightime On The Beach
Cool Creations
Wish Upon Love / Nightime On The Beach
7" | 2015 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
11,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Cool Creations of St Maarten were formed in 1975 by Carlyle Barriteau, Funk Gumbs and Winston Macco. They were all in our last year of High School in St Maarten. The name "CoolCreations" was inspired by Kool and the Gang, one of their off Island influences. The band mainly played hotels, Local Dance Clubs and Carnival Parades and they recorded one LP. These two tracks were taken from that little know but much loved LP which was recorded in San Juan in Puerto Rico (no one can remember the name of the studio). "Wish Upon Love" is a Modern Soul Floater of the highest order that's been a favourite summer joint of mine for years and recently been getting spins by Four Tet and others. The flip is perfect for a Balearic sunset or deep warmup, this is a personal favourite, hope you love it as much as I do.
Sage - I'm Alive
Sage
I'm Alive
7" | 2015 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
12,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Beginning the musical quest in 1969, Sage started the journey – never taking the typical path – staying true to the mission of playing good R&B funk and soul. The eight-piece band were always about the live experience and that big-full sound they like to deliver at performances. Their love of playing live seems to have left little in the way of a vinyl legacy, about 8 years ago sage one 45 ‘Alive’ popped up from nowhere on the collector’s scene causing some controversy for its Latin horns and sunshine soul sound, not real soul to some old grump collectors. A rare marmite of a record with fantastic poppy changes and driving breaks nobody will be disappointed, got to be a big festival record and a fantastic ballad on the flip, it’s a winner.
Milton Wright - Silence That You Keep (First Version)
Milton Wright
Silence That You Keep (First Version)
7" | 2015 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
11,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Athens of the north presents two of the disco floaters from our previously unreleased AOTNLP Original Friends and Buddies, both of these versions are on 45 for the first time. The Stripped down Version of 'Silence that you keep' benefits from the more direct tight Vocal. Without the synths there is much more space in the mix which suits the melancholy deep disco groove so much better. On the Flip 'Po Man' has also been stripped right back to its more basic elements also for the better, less is so much more.
Straight Jacket - Greatest Part of Loving You / Fun
Straight Jacket
Greatest Part of Loving You / Fun
7" | 2015 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
11,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In 1980 Adell Shavers and David McMurray (who went on to be a member of 80s hit band 'Was Not Was') wrote and produced this Amazing Detroit Modern / Boogie 45 which for some reason suffered the same fate of many of AOTN releases and disappeared from history. But thanks to the generation of collectors before me this gem sat safely in Northern collection such as Keb Darge's for years waiting for its day in the sun.
Hampshire & Foat - Galaxies Like Grains of Sand
Hampshire & Foat
Galaxies Like Grains of Sand
2LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
33,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 02.06.2017
Multi talented UK Jazz Pianist Greg Foat has teamed up with Mercury Award nominated "The Bees" member and multi instrumentalist Warren Hampshire to collaborate on a new LP drawing on their diverse musical influences. Classic British library music, 60s Italian soundtracks & lost Americana combined with touches of modern classical, minimalism, Jazz and Folk. Featuring many members of Greg and Warren's previous bands and one of the U.Ks finest Jazz drummers, Clark Tracy, the LP also features an Edinburgh orchestra and soloists hand picked and scored by the boys. Recorded all analogue onto 2" multitrack in Edinburgh, mixed down by Mattias Glavå at his studio in Gothenburg, Sweden then mastered and cut in Helsinki, Finland, it's truly a European affair flying in the face of the brexit nightmare.- Warren Hampshire from The Bees teams up with pianist Greg Foat- Recorded with full orchestra all anolog to tape- Mixed down on fully analog desk from tape direct to the old Sun studios 1/4 Valve tape machine.- Hand made paste back sleeve with 60s style gloss finish.- Mastered from Tape direct to lathe at Timmion Cutting Studios Finland.- Sleeve notes by Bob Lind
Rasputin's Stash - Hidden Stash
Rasputin's Stash
Hidden Stash
CD | 2016 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
14,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It's a big one, a third previously unreleased Raspuitins stash LP, half of which was thought to be lost. Just recently it turned up in a Chicago warehouse and we managed to get out hands on it. With the blessing of Paul Coleman (Rasputins Stash member)!
Milton Wright - Original Friends and Buddies
Milton Wright
Original Friends and Buddies
CD | 2015 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
13,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Athens of the North is proud to present Milton Wright's stunning alternate version of the now Classic Miami soul LP 'Friends & Buddies'. An altogether more stripped down, folky soul affair than its highly respected, much sampled brother is now available!
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