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Khruangbin - The Universe Smiles Upon You
Khruangbin
The Universe Smiles Upon You
LP | 2015 | UK | Reissue (Night Time Stories)
24,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Taking influence from 1960's Thai funk - their name literally translates to "Engine Fly" in Thai - Khruangbin’s debut album ‘The Universe Smiles Upon You’ is steeped in the bass heavy, psychedelic sound of their inspiration, Tarantino soundtracks and surf-rock cool. The Texan trio is formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums.

‘The Universe Smiles Upon You’ was recorded at their spiritual home, a remote barn deep in the Texas countryside where their first rehearsals took place. The band listened to a lot of different types of music on the long drives out to the country but their favourites were 60s and 70s Thai cassettes gleaned from the cult Monrakplengthai blog and compilations of southeast Asian pop, rock and funk. This had a heavy impact on the direction of the band, the scales they used and the inflection of the melodies; which coupled with the spaciousness of the Texan countryside culminated in Khruangbin forming their exotic, individual sound.

Repress on black vinyl in regular sleeve.
Stefano Torossi - Feelings
Stefano Torossi
Feelings
LP+CD | 1974 | EU | Reissue (Schema)
23,99 €*
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Cinematic funk-porn-grooves from Jay Richford & Gary Steven a.k.a. Stefano Torossi.

A sweet groover from the Italian scene of the 70s – music that’s got a lush feel, but a funky one too – a great
mix of strings and electric instrumentation that rivals the best cop/crime work of the time – yet also has a nice
sexy feel too! There’s almost a blaxploitation vibe to the record at times – and although some instruments
solo at points, the real groove lies in the tight vamping of the orchestra – which hits all the right notes to really
send the whole thing soaring – often with a nice use of tone and color too!
Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita - Pacific
Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita
Pacific
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Victory)
15,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Reuniting the best session musicians Japan had to offer to make an album that would evoke the atmospheres of South Pacific islands, the kind of places Japanese people spend their vacations in. Pacific (1978) is a treat to the ears; its theme of the southern Pacific ocean and its warm cerulean waters relax its listeners with a fusion of city pop, soft jazz, and that good old 1970’s funk while remaining surprisingly fully instrumental throughout all contributions from artists Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki, and Tatsuro Yamashita. A true cult LP and an inspiration for a lot of, so called, “vaporware” music.
Erykah Badu - Baduizm
Erykah Badu
Baduizm
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Motown)
27,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Finally this Erykah Badu classic is back in print. For the first time it’s pressed to 180gram double vinyl with full cover artwork including download code.
Can - Ege Bamyasi
Can
Ege Bamyasi
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Spoon)
20,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance
Remastered from the original tapes, 180g vinyl!
V.A. - Space Echo
V.A.
Space Echo
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Analog Africa)
25,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In the spring of 1968 a cargo ship was preparing to leave the port of Baltimore with an important shipment of musical instruments. Its final destination was Rio De Janeiro, where the EMSE Exhibition (Exposição Mundial Do Son Eletrônico) was going to be held. It was the first expo of its kind to take place in the Southern Hemisphere and many of the leading companies in the field of electronic music were involved. Rhodes, Moog, Farfisa, Hammond and Korg, just to name a few, were all eager to present their newest synthesisers and other gadgets to a growing and promising South American market, spearheaded by Brazil and Colombia.

The ship with the goods set sail on the 20th of March on a calm morning and mysteriously disappeared from the radar on the very same day. One can only imagine the surprise of the villagers of Cachaço, on the Sao Nicolau island of Cabo Verde, when a few months later they woke up and found a ship stranded in their fields, in the middle of nowhere, 8 km from any coastline.

After consulting with the village elders, the locals had decided to open the containers to see what was inside – however gossip as scintillating as this travels fast and colonial police had already arrived and secured the area. Portuguese scientists and physicians were ordered to the scene and after weeks of thorough studies and research, it was concluded that the ship had fallen from the sky. One of the less plausible theories was that it might have fallen from a Russian military air carrier. The locals joked that again the government had wasted their tax money on a useless exercise, as a simple look at the crater generated by the impact could explain the phenomena. “No need for Portuguese rocket scientists to explain this!” they laughed.

What the villagers didn’t know, was that traces of cosmic particles were discovered on the boat. The bow of the ship showed traces of extreme heat, very similar to traces found on meteors, suggesting that the ship had penetrated the hemisphere at high speed. That theory also didn't make sense as such an impact would have reduced the ship to dust. Mystery permeated the event.

Finally, a team of welders arrived to open the containers and the whole village waited impatiently. The atmosphere, which had been filled with joy and excitement, quickly gave way to astonishment. Hundreds of boxes conjured, all containing keyboards and other instruments which they had never seen before: and all useless in an area devoid of electricity. Disappointment was palpable. The goods were temporarily stored in the local church and the women of the village had insisted a solution be found before Sunday mass.

It is said that charismatic anti-colonial leader Amílcar Cabral had ordered for the instruments to be distributed equally in places that had access to electricity, which placed them mainly in schools. This distribution was best thing that could have happened - keyboards found fertile grounds in the hands of curious children, born with an innate sense of rhythm who picked up the ready-to-use instruments. This in turn facilitated the modernisation of local rhythms such as Mornas, Coladeras and the highly danceable music style called Funaná, which had been banned by the Portuguese colonial rulers until 1975 due to its sensuality!

The observation was made that the children who came into contact with the instruments found on the ship inherited prodigious capabilities to understand music and learn instruments. One of them was the musical genius Paulino Vieira, who by the end of the 70s would become the country´s most important music arranger. 8 out of the 15 songs presented in this compilation had been recorded with the backing of the band Voz de Cabo Verde, lead by Paulino Vieira, the mastermind behind the creation and promulgation of what is known today as “The Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde”.
Eek-A-Mouse - Wa Do Dem
Eek-A-Mouse
Wa Do Dem
LP | 1981 | UK | Reissue (Greensleeves)
11,99 €*
Release:1981 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Vinyl re-issue in the original 1981 LP artwork! This is Eek-A-Mouse finest album recorded and mixed at Channel One and King Tubby's studio by Scientist, Prince Jammy and Barnabas, produced by Henry 'Junjo' Lawes with the Roots Radics as backing band!
Kourosh Yaghmaei - Back From The Brink: Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock From Iran 1973 - 1979
Kourosh Yaghmaei
Back From The Brink: Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock From Iran 1973 - 1979
3LP | 2011 | US | Original (Now-Again)
34,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Attention: the sticker says "incl. booklet", but there's no booklet inside!

Now-Again Records is proud to present "Back From The Brink", the only legitimately licensed collection of the godfather of Iranian psychedelic rock, Kourosh Yaghmaei. Known within the Iranian diaspora simply by his first name, Kourosh’s Pre-Revolution recordings were thought lost after Islamic fundamentalists took control of Iran. They weren’t: Kourosh had protected them – along with key ephemera from the 70’s. Their collection here - spread over a 3-LP - bolstered by Kourosh’s first person recollections of Iran’s 70s rock scene and its death after the Revolution, tells the story of an immensely talented artist’s desire to persevere in the face of terrible adversity.
Piero Umiliani - To-Day’s Sound Limited Edition
Piero Umiliani
To-Day’s Sound Limited Edition
2LP | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Schema)
25,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Gatefold edition with poster!
Only 1 per customer.

Originally released as a double album and conceived as a collection
of episodes destined to various tv sonorizations, “To-day’s sound” has
quickly become one of the most popular works by Piero Umiliani and it
certainly is one of the best ones composed in his career. Umiliani,
here on the job with Moog, Hammond and keyboards, is accompanied
by a good group of excellent and talented jazz players, like Franco
D’Andrea and Giovanni Tommaso (both in the Perigeo group),
trumpet player Oscar Valdambrini, guitar player Silvano Chimenti
from I Grès group, percussionist Ciro Cicco and many others.
With the original intent to offer radically different styles and
atmospheres, in order to promote the use of the tracks in movies and
tv series – in fact, the the psycho-funk “Open space” was used for
the opening credits of the movie “Baba Yaga” – “To-day’s sound” is
the perfect example of Umiliani’s incredible and varied talent, capable
of mastering diverse genres and sounds without losing his personal
touch. As stated on the cover: “Rock, rhythm and blues, beat,
underground, country, pop”, we can also add electronic music and
funk, in order to complete a sound palette that only very few other
composers had. It is hard to pick the best track in a record (a double
album to be specific ) so rich of gems, from the title track to “Caretera
panamericana” (with “virtuoso” Moog improvisations ), to “Bus stop”
and “Music on the road” , to end with the wonderful soul of “Green
valley”: it is better to enjoy Umiliani at his best!
Manuel Göttsching - E2-E4 (2016 - 35th Anniversary Edition)
Manuel Göttsching
E2-E4 (2016 - 35th Anniversary Edition)
LP | 1984 | EU | Reissue (MG.ART)
21,99 €*
Release:1984 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
LP 180g, beautiful embossed Chess Board Artwork Print, inner sleeve with artist picture and text by David Elliott, Sounds June 16, 1984!
Gregory Porter - Liquid Spirit
Gregory Porter
Liquid Spirit
2LP | 2013 | EU | Original (Blue Note)
20,99 €*
Release:2013 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Blue Note Records and Universal Music Classics & Jazz have announced the signing of the phenomenal jazz and soul singer/songwriter Gregory Porter. Porter has been in the studio with his working band and producer Brian Bacchus recording his third album and major label debut, which will be released worldwide on Blue Note Records this September. In 2010 Porter released his debut album Water (Motéma Music), which earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album. His sophomore album Be Good (Motéma Music) followed in 2012 and earned him his second GRAMMY nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance. The Huffington Post has declared Porter "the brilliant new voice of jazz," adding that he is also "heavily steeped in the passion, delivery and emotion of the best classic soul men."
Piero Umiliani - OST La Ragazza Fuoristrada
Piero Umiliani
OST La Ragazza Fuoristrada
LP+CD | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Schema)
23,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Soundtracks
This is the second movie with Zeudi Araya, filmed in a hurry to take advantage of the success of the previous “La ragazza dalla pelle di luna”. Piero Umiliani’s music adds melancholy to the evocative scenes, without neglecting important sound variations, years ahead of the James Taylor Quartet and acid jazz.
Quantic presenta Flowering Inferno - Death Of The Revolution
Quantic presenta Flowering Inferno
Death Of The Revolution
LP | 2013 | EU | Original (Tru Thoughts / HHV)
16,99 €*
Release:2013 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Originally it has been releases on CD as well as on 3 separate 7" vinyls. Thanks to the fine people at Tru Thoughts - we are very pleased to offer the full album on LP now in collaboration with the HHV Label!

"Quantic presenta Flowering Inferno" is one of the latest in the constantly evolving series of musical outings from the unstoppable Will Holland - aka Quantic - and amazingly "Death Of The Revolution" represented his tenth full album release on Tru Thoughts.
Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
Michael Kiwanuka
Home Again
LP | 2012 | EU | Original (Polydor)
17,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Here it is: the most anticipated soul album of 2012!
Toots & The Maytals - Funky Kingston
Toots & The Maytals
Funky Kingston
LP | 1975 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
23,99 €*
Release:1975 / US – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Toots & The Maytals' long and storied musical career spans all the way back to the dawn of ska. The group are not only key figures in the development reggae, they were among the first to utilize the word in a song title which lead to the popularization of the very term reggae. Among the numerous musical accomplishments of Frederick "Toots" Hibbert and his group was the song "Pressure Drop", which was released initially in 1970, but received widespread acclaim for its appearance in the soundtrack to the film
"Harder They Come". It's since been covered by The Clash, The Specials, The Selecter, Robert Palmer, and numerous others, has been rated by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and is credited with helping introduce reggae music to the world. Though originally released in 1970, the US wouldn't get to experience "Pressure Drop" until 1975, when it was released on the US version of their album "Funky Kingston", easily considered one of the strongest albums in Toots & The Maytals' catalog, not to mention one of the greatest in reggae history. Upon its release in the States it received massive critical applause (even warming the cold, icy heart of Robert Christgau) for its infectious melodies and rhythms on tracks like "Sailing On", "Time Tough", and the
eponymous title track, quirky Jamaica-infused covers of tracks by John Denver and Ike Turner, and of course the influential "Pressure Drop." Reissued in a lovingly re-printed version of the original LP sleeve, Get On Down now presents a superb reissue of a legendary piece of music history.
Pedro Santos - Krishnanda
Pedro Santos
Krishnanda
LP | 1968 | UK | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
20,99 €*
Release:1968 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Krishnanda is an album in the truest sense of the word – a spiritual, psychedelic Brazilian masterpiece from start to finish – celebrated by everyone from Seu Jorge and Kassin to Floating Points, Madlib and DJ Nuts. These days, originals change hands for thousands of dollars.

Pedro dos Santos, born in Rio in 1919, was a percussionist virtuoso, composer and inventor of instruments that apparently included oddities such as the ‘Tamba’ (electrified bamboo drum) and the mouth berimbau whistle. Nicknamed Perdo ‘Sorongo’ after the rhythm he invented, that features throughout ‘Krishnanda’. A highly spiritual man who was regarded as a philosopher by many.

He worked with greats including Baden Powell, Elis Regina, Maria Bethany, Elza Soares, Sebastião Tapajós, Roberto Ribeiro, Milton Nascimento, Clara Nunes, Paul Simon and Arthur Verocai, playing on his legendary self-titled LP. In the same vein as Verocai and his self-titled LP, ‘Krishnanda’ was Pedro’s chance to shine with his own, and only, solo recording.

Krishnanda was produced by Hélcio Milito, the drummer of Tamba Trio, and arranged by conductor Joppa Lins, and originally released in 1968 on CBS (Brasil). Musically, the album touches folk, samba, afro-brazilian and psychedelia plus added effects, with a lyrical depth and diversity to match; themes including morality, perception, existence and ego.

Despite the genius of the record and the influence that it had on musicians at the time of release, it disappeared into obscurity. We first discovered the record around 2003, through a friend Julio Dui. Around that time Brazilian funk and bossa was the flavour of the day, so didn’t catch our ear immediately, however it continued improve with age and now we consider it to be one of the best albums ever made, regardless of genre or origin.

The Mr Bongo reissue is produced as a replica original LP / audio master by Ricardo Garcier at Magic Master (Rio de Janeiro) / artwork restored by Andrew Edwards, from the original copy borrowed from Julio Dui – thank you, sir!
Fadoul - Al Zman Saib
Fadoul
Al Zman Saib
LP | 2015 | EU | Original (Habibi Funk)
19,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
8 tracks of raw Arabic funk music, none of these have ever been reissued before. It took 2 years and countless trips to Morocco to find the artists family to license the release from them. Vinyl and CD edition come with liner notes, unseen live photos and lyrics translations.
Arzachel - Arzachel White Vinyl Edition
Arzachel
Arzachel White Vinyl Edition
LP | 1969 | EU | Reissue (Klimt)
18,99 €*
Release:1969 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
One of the great lost albums of British psychedelia, original copies of Arzachel's 1969 self-titled debut fetch huge sums on the collectors' market and it is not difficult to understand why. Originally released in 1969 on the small Evolution label, this album quite simply contains some of the best psych to ever come out of the UK. However, like so many other great albums of the era, it soon dropped entirely from the radar due to bad promotion. In fact, it may not have ever been rediscovered at all if guitarist Steve Hillage and keyboardist Dave Stewart had not gone on to be so well known. Hillage would soon become famous for his work in Gong, and Stewart would become a legend of British prog with Egg, Hatfield and the North, National Health, and his work with wife Barbara Gaskin in the 1980s. Contains bonus track from a lacquer of the same period. Limited edition of 500 copies on 180 gram white vinyl.
Moondog - The Viking Of Sixth Avenue
Kamasi Washington - The Epic
Kamasi Washington
The Epic
3LP | 2015 | UK | Original (Brainfeeder)
41,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Epic is a 172-minute, three-volume set that includes a 32-piece orchestra, a 20-person choir, and 17 songs overlaid with a compositional score written by Washington.

3LP with download code.
Lesiman - Here & Now Volume 2
Lesiman
Here & Now Volume 2
LP+CD | 2015 | EU | Original (Schema)
20,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Funky and abstract atmospheres, dark and dramatic moments, exotic solutions and soul
drifts - everything contributes to create a unique music soundscape - 70s library music by
the Italian soundtrack composer Paolo Renosto, who released his library music
compositions under the alias "Lesiman".
Francis Bebey - African Electronic Music 1975-1982
Francis Bebey
African Electronic Music 1975-1982
2LP | 2012 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
21,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Cameroonian musician Francis Bebey is truly one of a kind. He entered the music scene with his african compositions for classical guitar. He gave recitals while pursuing a career in journalism and then as an international civil servant. The same creative impulse also led him to write pop songs, and some of which (based on novels he had written) became big hits in Africa and in the french-speaking world. But few people know that in the 1970s, Francis Bebey delved into electronic music. The first electronic keyboards, organs and drum machines offered him new possibilities of totally controlling his compositions. he embraced the technique of 'sound on sound' recording (recording several tracks, sequentially juxtaposed on the same tape). This new stage in his musical career included the production of several records ('savannah georgia,' 'new track', 'haiti'), rarities both for their creative explorations as well as their manifestations on vinyl. This was a particularly rich period for him, as he tested the limitless possibilities of the medium, and made use of surprising and novel instruments.
Whitefield Brothers - Earthology
Whitefield Brothers
Earthology
2LP | 2010 | US | Original (Now-Again)
24,99 €*
Release:2010 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Great patchwork effort, including vocalists Edan, Mr. Lif, Bajka, Percee P and MED, and musicians from the Antibalas, El Michels Affair, Quantic, Express Brass Band and the Dap-Kings. They joined the duo’ group in experimental sessions taking place in New York, Munich, Berlin and somewhere outterspace!
Heliocentrics, The - Out There
Heliocentrics, The
Out There
2LP | 2007 | US | Original (Now-Again)
17,99 €*
Release:2007 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
From the band that backed DJ Shadow... From the drummer sampled by Madlib and Yesterdays New Quintet... Stones Throw & Now-Again bring you The Heliocentrics!
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On Live
Ernie Hines - Electrified Ernie Hines
Ernie Hines
Electrified Ernie Hines
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Stax)
24,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
One of the true gems from the deep vaults of Stax. Includes 'Our Generation' which was sampled to fame by Pete Rock fpr 'Straighten It Out'!
Piero Umiliani - OST La Ragazza Dalla Pelle Di Luna
Piero Umiliani
OST La Ragazza Dalla Pelle Di Luna
LP+CD | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Schema)
23,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Soundtracks
The first chapter of Piero Scattini’s acclaimed movie trilogy, whose soundtracks were all entrusted into Piero
Umiliani’s expert hands. The sumptuous orchestrations, the guests and the prestigious friends who took
part in the recordings: Alessandro Alessandroni, Edda Dell’Orso, Franco D’Andrea, Gianni Basso, Oscar
Valdambrini and Angelo Baroncini, thus explaining the excellence of the final result, lingering between
orchestral and pop music. ‘Easy listening’, as they used to say, but of extraordinary quality.
Ahmed Fakroun - Mots D'Amour
Ahmed Fakroun
Mots D'Amour
LP | 1983 | EU | Reissue (PMG)
19,99 €*
Release:1983 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
The Arab world back in the 70s and 80s gave us quite a few very interesting rock and pop acts. Ahmed Fakroun from Libya was one of them. Here we have his 1983 album whose title means 'Words Of Love' in English. And in fact his kind of ethno pop seems to go deeper than just to the charts where a song like 'Soleil! Soleil!' - a typical yet outstanding synthie pop/new wave anthem that would have gone well with David Bowie or Duran Duran in the early '80s - definitely would have belonged. Other tunes are more Oriental with great string arrangements and those mystical melodies only Arab and Oriental music provides. This is one of the lost gems of '80s pop music which fetches prices up to 500,00 Euros for a nearly mint copy today. So for fans of cool '80s pop with a memorable edge are now able to grab a copy of this forgotten jewel.
Upsetters, The - Super Ape
Upsetters, The
Super Ape
LP | 1976 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
21,99 €*
Release:1976 / US – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Few artists enjoy a legacy that involves a re-engineering of the very genre in which they work. Lee Perry is such an artist. As a pioneer of dub reggae Perry viewed the mixing console as musical instrument in its own right. The influence of his revolutionary approach has been felt world-wide and into genres far beyond reggae. His 1976 effort, "Super Ape", is considered a masterpiece of this or any genre. Working with The Upstetters at his Black Ark studio, Perry created a sound with such a lasting appeal that The Rough Guide includes "Super Ape" as one of their 100 Essential Reggae releases.
Hailu Mergia & The Walias - Tche Belew
Hailu Mergia & The Walias
Tche Belew
LP | 1997 | US | Reissue (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
19,99 €*
Release:1997 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The album will be released by Awesome Tapes From Africa for the first time outside Ethiopia, with its original track sequence and album art along with exclusive period photos from Mergia’s personal scrapbook.
Yesterdays New Quintet - Angles Without Edges
V.A. - Thai? Dai!
V.A.
Thai? Dai!
LP | 2011 | UK | Reissue (Finders Keepers)
17,99 €*
Release:2011 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
New 'Sounds Of Wonder' compendium featuring the heavier side of the Luk Thung underground from Thailand's finest dysfunctional outsiders. Proto-punk funk, warped cover version and jaw dropping jams that belie belief!
Kenny Dorham - Trompeta Toccata
Milton Wright - Spaced
Milton Wright
Spaced
LP | 1977 | UK | Reissue (Alston)
16,99 €*
Release:1977 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
2020 white vinyl repress.

Released during the late 1970's Disco era, Milton Wright's sophomore long player has always stood out as a singular, innovative example of the deepest, rarest grooves known to underground Soul lovers all over the globe. This often overlooked body of work has found a whole new audience who revisited the man's work retrospectively, pushing the LP into the domain of "holy grail" status amongst Black music lovers and Funk fanatics. "Spaced" has been at the top of the wants lists of serious music lovers for decades, often unattainable and commanding stellar collectors prices on-line, sometimes fetching amounts of upwards of £400. This unique LP could be perceived as being Wright's most personal work, tragically overshadowed by the burgeoning successes of his then label mates on Miami's Alston Records imprint. The sheer craftsmanship and songwriting prowess on show is undeniable, as is the top level musicianship and production, sounding ridiculously fresh almost some 40 years later. Above Board distribution has collaborated with Alston / TK Records to ensure the quality of this fully legitimate repress of this long lost Soul / Funk classic has been maintained. Remastered, reissued and represented with the full cooperation of the license holders for 2016. Do not pass up the chance to own a true gem, a pivotal, lost LP like "Spaced", now made available again to be enjoyed by all. "Magic Music".
Ebo Taylor - Twer Nyame
Ebo Taylor
Twer Nyame
LP | 1978 | UK | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
19,99 €*
Release:1978 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Originally released in 1978 on Philips-West African-Records. Classic highlife sounds; uptempo grooves, vocals, tons of percussion, guitar, horns and organ lines.

Featuring the stand-out ‘Atwer Abroba’.
Duke Jordan - Flight To Denmark
Lesiman - Here & Now Volume 1
Lesiman
Here & Now Volume 1
LP+CD | 2015 | EU | Original (Schema)
20,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Funky and abstract atmospheres, dark and dramatic moments, exotic solutions and soul
drifts - everything contributes to create a unique music soundscape - 70s library music by
the Italian soundtrack composer Paolo Renosto, who released his library music
compositions under the alias "Lesiman".
V.A. - Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s
V.A.
Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s
3LP+7" | 2013 | UK | Original (Soundway)
28,99 €*
Release:2013 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soundway Records present Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s & ‘80s - a treasure-trove of rare and unusual recordings from East Africa. Spread out over two CDs and one triple LP, Kenya Special is accompanied by detailed liner notes, original artwork and photographs.

It follows on from Soundway’s much acclaimed African ‘Special’ series that to date has focused on the highlife and afrobeat output from 1970s Nigeria and Ghana. Kenya Special is a collection of 32 recordings (most of which were only ever released on small-run 45rpm 7" singles) that stand out as being different or unique as well as some classic genre standards. From Kikuyu language ‘liquid soul’, Luo benga and Swahili afrobeat to genre-bending Congolese and Tanzanian tracks recorded in Nairobi, Kenya Special sees Soundway yet again taking the less trodden path. Many of the tracks featured here are peppered with innovation and experimentation highlighting how diverse the music scene in Kenya was at the time.

In 1970s Kenya the two threads of rumba and benga loosely dominated the music scene. Benga quickly became Kenya’s unique contribution to afro-pop; spreading like wildfire through the interior countryside with it’s fast, 4/4 machine-gun beat and intricate electric guitar layers. The Congolese take on Afro-Cuban rumba was introduced by touring bands many of whom settled in East Africa - influencing bands from Kenya and Tanzania to come up with their own take on this popular style. Alongside these styles were small ensembles and hotel-sponsored bands, playing a blend of music that often included rock ‘n’ roll riffs, elements of ‘afro’ music (influenced by West African musicians like Fela Kuti), and multiple other combinations from South African and Zambian guitar styles to disco, funk and Swahili coastal rhythms like chakacha.

Painstakingly compiled, assembled and researched over two years by a team of five people from five countries (Kenya included), Kenya Special is a collection that looks beyond the mainstream and brings new life and recognition to some little known gems and forgotten classics of Kenya’s past.
Nahawa Doumbia - La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Volume 3
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou - The Vodoun Effect
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou
The Vodoun Effect
2LP | 2008 | EU | Original (Analog Africa)
21,99 €*
Release:2008 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou is West Africa's best-kept secret. Their output, both in quantity & quality was astonishing, thrived by mixing the coolest parts of funk, soul, latin & vodoun rhythms into a new sound!
Weldon Irvine - Sinbad
Sue Barker - Sue Barker
Sue Barker
Sue Barker
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Hot Casa)
23,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Fantastic and rare Soul-Jazz album recorded in Adelaide (Australia) in 1976. Originally pressed and released on Crest records and fully licensed by the Hot Casa team to reissue it on a deluxe 180g vinyl.
Sue Barker is a Jazz singer from the 70s – and one who isn't afraid of picking up a bit of Soul. Most of the album features covers from Duke Ellington to Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield or even James Brown!
Actually this is more than just a vocal album, there’s a lot of space for instrumental solo from her top Adelaide musicians team. She gets hip small combo of seven musicians backing that match all the right inflections in her vocals – jazzy when needed, more southern Soul at other points – often with more of a 60s acoustic mode than the sorts of more-electric and groovy instrumentation others singers of the time were using. Arrangements are by Grahame Conlon, the guitarist in the group.
A classic Soul-Jazz album finally available to everybody…
Abdou El Omari - Nuits D'Éte
Abdou El Omari
Nuits D'Éte
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Radio Martiko)
22,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
A reissue of this ultra rare Oriental psych monster from the organ king of Casablanca, combining traditional rhythms with spaced out modern sounds. This is the first part of Abdou's 'Nuits' trilogy. Mystical sounds from Morocco!
Joni Haastrup - Wake Up Your Mind
Joni Haastrup
Wake Up Your Mind
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Hot Casa)
22,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Growing up in a royal household in Nigeria, Joni Haastrup began his musical journey performing for his brothers band Sneakers and was quickly snapped up as a vocalist for Orlando Julius Ekemode and his Modern Aces' Super Afro Soul LP, one of Afro-beat's formative LPs. Soon after, Ginger Baker of Cream fame replaced Steve Winwood with Joni on keys for Airforce's UK concerts in '71 and the success of the collaboration led to further shows with Baker as part of the SALT project before he returned to Nigeria to set up MonoMono. Back in London in 1978, Joni recorded his solo gem Wake Up Your Mind for the Afrodesia imprint. Coming in a Deluxe gatefold Replika LP with printed sleeves
Ilaiyaraaja - Solla Solla Volume 1 & 2
Ilaiyaraaja
Solla Solla Volume 1 & 2
2xLP | 2015 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
20,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ilaiyaraaja, Ilayaraja, Ilayaraaja, Isaignani, The Maestro… The undeniable prince of Kollywood cinema, India’s second largest film industry, Ilaiyaraaja is more than equal to his forward thinking contemporaries in Bollywood and Lollywood in both productivity and experimentation.

However, once you have exhausted all possible leads using his various names (and the numerous misspellings) you’re faced with the unenviable task of sifting through a 34-year career spanning more than 900 film scores in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada in order to unearth some the heaviest dancefloor friendly electronic pop to ever emerge from Southern India.

This not-so-modest collection of lesser-spotted electronic Tamil pop features many tracks previously unavailable away from their original rare as hen’s teeth vinyl pressings.

Previously released in two separate volumes to mark the 10th birthday of Finders Keepers we’ve brought them both together in one package for the first time. Featuring tracks NOT available on the CD counterpart of the same name!
Group, The - The Feed-Back
Group, The
The Feed-Back
LP+CD | 1970 | EU | Reissue (Rearward Easy Series)
20,99 €*
Release:1970 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Somewhere in between psych-rock, avant-garde jazz and funky jams. Ennio Morricone on the trumpet!
Evans Pyramid - Evans Pyramid
Evans Pyramid
Evans Pyramid
LP | 2012 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
23,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Cultures of Soul Records is proud to bring to you an anthology of the music of Evans Pyramid. This album features all of the officially released singles plus four previously unreleased tracks. 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, the LP includes all of the rare singles such as “Never Gonna Leave You,” “Dip Drop,” “No I Won’t” and “I Want Your Body,” as well as a recently discovered 45 that featured two top-notch disco tracks - “Dance A Thon” and “Rubber Band.” The album also includes a download card to four unissued tracks 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.
Marvin Gaye - What's going on
Marvin Gaye
What's going on
LP | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Tamla)
32,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Back To Black 180 gram vinyl reissue
Detroit Jazz Composer Ltd., The - Hastings St. Jazz Experience
Hannibal Marvin Peterson & The Sunrise Orchestra - Children Of The Fire
Rovi (Piero Umiliani) - Discomusic
Rovi (Piero Umiliani)
Discomusic
LP+CD | 2017 | EU | Original (Schema)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Considering the incredibly wide range of styles adopted by Piero Umiliani during his career, it will come as no surprise for you to know that he also produced disco. At that time in Italy disco had still an exotic appeal and was considered apt to accompany a genre of movies that was at once erotic and comic. “Discomusic” is some sort of a white version of a sound that is inherently black, a unique record within Umiliani‘s discography. The track “Discomania” became popular as the closing theme of 90° Minuto, a famous Italian football TV show.
Lancelot Layne - Blow Way
Lancelot Layne
Blow Way
2LP+7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Cree)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In 1971 two songs were released in Trinidad & Tobago that represented completely new directions in the musical and lyrical expression of Trinidad's place in the diaspora, Indian on one hand and African on the other. Nanny & Nana by Sundar Popo and “Blow 'Way” by Lancelot Layne were revolutionary and ground breaking and spawned two distinctly new genres in Trinidad & Tobago music – Chutney music in the case of Sundar Popo and Rapso, in Lance's case. Brother Resistance calls Lancelot Layne the father of Rapso music.
During the early 1970s Lance recorded at least a dozen startlingly original songs including “Blow 'Wa”y, “Afro'Dadian”, “Bringing' Off”, “Dat Is Horros” and “Kaiso For Mout' Band”. Each one expanding his talent for musical arrangements and dramatic counterpoint with chorus responses and vocal variation. He enlisted musicians, each exciting and pioneering in their own right, breaking ground in the post 1970 cultural revolution: calypso/jazz pianist, Clive Zanda; composer, guitarist, singer and flautist, Andre Tanker; Mau Mau Drummers including the young Jah Jah Onilu, Mansa Musa Drummers; vocalists, including Ann Marie Innis and Ella Andall.
The result is exciting, confident and musically ground-breaking. Until his death in 1990 he kept commenting and educating T&T'ssociety with songs like Get Off The Radio, Kamboulay, Jambalasie Dance and Strike Squad.
This release is pressed on 180-gram virgin vinyl and contains an additional 45RPM single. Everything is housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with 20-page booklet (8.2” x 8.2”) with extensive liner notes by Lancelot's daughter, Niasha Layne-Forde, and Christopher Laird. Cover and booklet artwork were created by famous Scottish painter, Peter Doig, one of the most renowned living figurative painters who settled in Trinidad since 2002.
Shadow - Sweet Sweet Dreams
Shadow
Sweet Sweet Dreams
LP | 1984 | EU | Reissue (Jamwax)
18,99 €*
Release:1984 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Winston ‘Shadow’ Bailey (born 4 october 1941) is a calypsonian from Trinidad and Tobago. He was born in Belmont, a suburb of Port of Spain in Trinidad, but grew up in Les Coteaux, Tobago, with his grandparents. He began to sing at a very early age and he wanted to be a singer although his grandfather told him he must be a lawyer. We are very proud to start a collaboration with the living legend. Since february 2016, we have spoken a lot with him to explain our reissue project and also with his son. Unfortunatly he is now very old and very sick and a few months ago he was hospitalized. He's now better with the care from his family and he received help from his friend to manage his musical rights. So we start with this awesome album ‘Sweet Sweet Dreams’ originally released in 1984 in Trinidad and Tobago. This LP is a mix of disco, funk, reggae, electronic and soca music with the monster cosmic disco dancefloor killer tune "Lets Get It Together". TheVinylFactory call it "The holy grail of Shadow albums". We will release more musical gems from the Mighty Shadow in the future.Stay tuned.
I.P. Son Group - I.P. Son Group
I.P. Son Group
I.P. Son Group
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Black Sweat)
18,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Appeared in 1975 on the legendary Ultima Spiaggia label during the mature stage of the Italian underground scene, the only album of this Milanese band led by guitarist Marco Rossi looks like an experiment rather atypical of that period. The typical Jazz sound of formations such Perigeo or Napoli Centrale, leave here considerable field for improvisation on suggestions of extra European ethnic flavor, enhanced by the masterful rhythmic section (without drums) curated by the African percussionists Nick Eyok and Mohammed El Targhi. The result was a complex work and full of nuances, in which the spirit of the free-jam is excellent for synthesis of influences and visions. Refined guitar riffs reveals strong blues roots that can blend with the elements and moods of the most markedly spiritual and exotic free-jazz (Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane or Shepp), while when the winds are perfumed of the Middle East flow as distant echoes with ideas of tribal rhythmic that seems to draw both from the rhythms of the northern Sahara as from more Afro-beat rituals of Yoruba ancestry. In the background so persist a poetic of intercultural exchange that approaches the I.P. Son Group to parallels projects such as those made by Aktuala, Arica or John Berberian. Comes with a large format booklet.
Sory Bamba - Du Mali
Sory Bamba
Du Mali
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Africa Seven)
19,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
One of the most pivotal figures in the history of Malian music is Sorry Bamba. His work spans five decades and his music bridges the gap between Mali's cultural traditions and new the music which arose from the musical cross overs which occurred in Mali's post-Colonial period. Bamba was born in 1938 in Mopti. This is dissected by both the Niger and Bani rivers and known for its rich cultural diversity. Bamba's father was a distinguished veteran of Emperor Samory Toure's military and a nobleman in Malian society, however, this meant young Sorry was forbidden to make music, as under the nation's caste system, music was an art form reserved for the Griots.

At the age of 10, Sorry's parents died and in traumatic times that followed the young teen found solace in music. He first taught himself to play am African six-holed flute. As he progressed he began to absorbed the rich tapestry of music of his surroundings, traditional Malian music, highlife from Ghana, local accordion master Toumani Toure, European singers and musicians. In 1957 Sorry formed his first band, Group Goumbe, named after a popular Ivory Coast dance style. In 1960 Mali gained independence from France, Bamba and his group benefited from a new openness toward local music on the state-run radio network Radio Mali. Sorry then went on to form two award-winning, further collectives Bani Jazz and later the Kanaga Orchestra. They fused Latin jazz, Western R&B, Psychadelic and funk, and traditional Malian styles made them a favourite in Mali and beyond.

In 1979 Sorry produced his third LP for the Paris based Sonafric group. Long out of print Africa Seven is pleased to be re-issuing the LP with the authorization of the newly reformed Sonafric group. The re-issue benefits from extensive restoration and re-mastering to a spectral analysis level, bringing and polishing long lost and distorted sounds.

The six track masterpiece opens with "Mayel". It blends Afro-space grooves, cowbell and swirling organ with psych guitar and punchy horns. "Kanaga 78" was named after his band of the time. Sounding as fresh (if not more so) in 2016 as it did in 1979 the hypnotic bass, expansive drums, twisting organ and snakelike fuzz-guitar all combine to create a masterpiece of African psychedelia. "Bayadjourou" closes off Side A of the LP with its pulsating, incessant organ hook-line and driving tom drums while adding in layers of Malian vocal from a female chorus and Sorry himself.

Side B opens up with "Tjamantie Kolo" which is powered by driving conga and drums layered with traditional vocals and distorted picked electric guitar lines. "N'Nebakaidi" focuses on the song writing skill and delivery of Sorry who delivers a masterful vocal over grooves which somehow manage to sound melancholy but somehow also forlornly uplifting at the same time. The LP closes with "Nani Nani" which is a brass driven wall of African sound.

Stay tuned for further re-issues of Sorry Bamba's first and second albums soon on Africa Seven.
Trevor Dandy - Don't Cry Little Tree
Trevor Dandy
Don't Cry Little Tree
LP | 1970 | EU | Reissue (PMG)
19,99 €*
Release:1970 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Trevor Dandy created a gentle album full of consoling tunes, that attest his trustful relationship to God. Just as you might know it from Cat Stevens “Morning has broken”, just a bit soulier – although this association might be caused by the insistent use of piano on this record. Once you heared this songs, it will be hard to deny Trevor's Gospel roots, which musically surface steadily and are underlined by the religious lyrics. "Don't Cry Little Tree" was the first production of the famous Canadian producer Paul Zaza, who sais about this ultra-rare pearl of Funky Gospel Music: "This album was done with no budget and very little equipment. Basically, Trevor Dandy was a Gospel singer in a church group. He wanted to record an album to sell at various church gatherings. I was impressed with his lyrics and unique voice so I agreed to produce the record in the basement of my father's house (where I was still living).The album was put together on a “shoe-string” budget and 1,000 copies were pressed on vinyl. Most were never sold and thrown out. I'm happy that now, almost 50 years later, there appears to be an audience for him." - Paul ZaZa
Baby Lopez Furst Trio - Jazz En La Universidad
Baby Lopez Furst Trio
Jazz En La Universidad
LP | 1966 | EU | Reissue (Edun)
39,99 €*
Release:1966 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Jazz trios have an economy that makes them risky. Yet it’s that risk that makes them exciting; how to get the most out of three musicians. Trios made up of rhythm instruments – piano, drums and bass – are particularly special. In the case of Ruben ‘Baby’ López Furst, the Argentinian pianist, and the trio session for ‘Jazz en la Universidad’, that special feeling is abundant. The balance of lightness and air with muscularity and drive makes the album worthy of repeated listens.
William Onyeabor - Good Name
Doug Hream Blunt - My Name Is Doug Hream Blunt
Doug Hream Blunt
My Name Is Doug Hream Blunt
LP | 2015 | EU | Original (Luaka Bop)
20,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Introducing California cult legend Doug Hream Blunt, featuring the hit "Gentle Persuasion". Tip!
Walter Strerath Trio - Fly To Brazil
Walter Strerath Trio
Fly To Brazil
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Be! Jazz)
25,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Here's a reissue of the 1975 album 'Fly To Brazil', recorded by the Walter Sterath Trio. With this session the acclaimed pianist and his two backing musicians explore the music of Brazil, most notably Bossa Nova.
Esther Williams - Let Me Show You
Braen's Machine, The - Underground
Braen's Machine, The
Underground
LP+CD | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Rearward Easy Series)
20,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Rare Italian progressive library LP, Produced by Piero Umiliani!
Dennis Brown - Words Of Wisdom
Dennis Brown
Words Of Wisdom
LP | 1979 | UK | Reissue (VP)
11,99 €*
Release:1979 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Originally released in 1979, one of the most popular Dennis Brown albums (incl. the first hit version of 'Money In My Pocket'), gets the 21st century vinyl re-issue! This is an Errol Thompson & Joe Gibbs production, musicians: Bass - Lloyd Parks, Robbie Shakespeare, Drums - Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, Michael Boo, Neville Grant, Sly Dunbar, Guitar - Bo-Pee Bowen, Willie Lindo, Keyboards - Frankie Waul, Winston Wright, Percussion - Frankie Waul, Ruddy Thomas, Horns – Dean Frazer, Nambo Robinson, Willie Breakridge. Another classic!
Dam-Funk - Toeachizown Volume 1 - LATrik
Dam-Funk
Toeachizown Volume 1 - LATrik
LP | 2012 | US | Original (Stones Throw)
14,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Finally available on single LP format! All 5 parts of Dam-Funks magnum opus!
Dennis Brown - Words Of Wisdom
Soul Searchers, The - Salt Of The Earth
Soul Searchers, The
Salt Of The Earth
LP | 1974 | UK | Reissue (Soul Brother)
20,99 €*
Release:1974 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
incl. the classic drumbreak 'ashley's roachclip' ... used by everybody and their pop's
Astrud Gilberto - Now
The J.B.'s - Food For Thought
The J.B.'s
Food For Thought
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Peoples)
17,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
... incl. the all-time classic "pass the peas"
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