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Sparkle - Sparkle
Sparkle
Sparkle
LP | 1979 | US | Reissue (Cultures Of Soul)
25,99 €*
Release:1979 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
In a genre that has classically been driven primarily by hot twelve-inches, it can sometimes be hard to find a disco album that delivers the goods from end to end—let alone a disco LP that could bedescribed as “perfect.” Does such an animal even exist? We’re pretty sure it has to, and we can probably think of a few candidates ourselves. Cultures of Soul Records presents Sparkle’s self-titled album which many disco aficionados would put into this category.
Sparkle was a female vocal trio from Connecticut, assembled by the producer Harold Sargent, erstwhile drummer of the sterling funk band Wood, Brass & Steel, and creator of manifold drum breaks that would go on to be sampled for decades. Originally released in 1979, the album and the group are fittingly titled as the music is a scintillating, radiant collection of shimmering disco and dazzling funk, performed by Too Much Too Soon—the multiracial R&B band that featured Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken, the writing/production team that would discover Rihanna and power her career to global dominance fifteen years later. Also on hand is musical prodigy Rahni Harris, whose Sargent-assisted club classic “Six Million Steps” is also included on the album. The result is an album that by far exceeds the sum of its parts, delivering a truly transcendent disco experience.
Don Laka - I Wanna Be Myself
V.A. - Greg Belson's Devine Disco Volume 2: Gospel Disco '79-87
V.A. - Take Us Home: Boston Roots Reggae (1979-1988)
Sabrina Rich - Smooth Operator
Sabrina Rich
Smooth Operator
12" | 2019 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Cultures of Soul is very excited to announce this killer tropical reggae cover of Sade's Smooth Operator. Recorded at Circle Sound Studios in Miami the backing track was recorded by members of the famous reggae outfit Inner Circle with vocals by local area rising star at the time, Sabrina Rich. Sabrina (her real name is actually Sabrena) had been making records in her and her ex-husband's studio in their garage for years. The result of which was the disco 12" Exit/Whispering. Around this time Sabrina was performing in the Palm Beach / Boca Raton area of Florida and performed with Jimmy Bo Horne. Some time after Sabrina worked with a man named Kenneth Corey who mastered her recordings. Kenneth referred her to Roger and Ian Lewis of Inner Circle to help press up their vinyl. They became friends and around 1985 recorded Smooth Operator. During this time they were working and partying hard and experimenting with different ideas and sounds. The track was originally released in small numbers as sort of a demo and never really took off. Shortly after Inner Circle went on tour in Europe and the single went into obscurity until many years later when copies of the record turned up in New York and Toronto. This 12" includes a special discomix edit by Duckcomb a.k.a. Patrick Billard, DJ and record collector extraordinaire.
Thing - Thing
Thing
Thing
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
25,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In 2016, Cultures of Soul Records released Boston
Creative Jazz Scene 1970-1983, a groundbreaking
compilation spotlighting the often-overlooked
progressive jazz environment that thrived in Beantown
through the seventies into the eighties. Now, following
up on this groundbreaking work, Cultures of Soul is
proud to present a crisp reissue of the eponymous (and
sole) album by the Boston jazz-fusion outfit THING.
Formed by confederates who met at the Berklee School
of Music and led by the creatively restless saxophonist
and jazz educator Arni Cheatham, Thing were a regular
fixture in Boston clubs in the seventies, as comfortable
plying the rock and funk idioms as they were in
jazz. Their 1972 LP documents two of their live sets,
showcasing their simmering, funky and spiritual
freeform jazz, very much in the vein of early seventies
jazz-rock experiments by Miles Davis, Weather Report
and the Mahavishnu Orchestra.
The two suites featured on the album are fully
improvised, featuring the musicians spontaneously
generating and developing musical motifs in real time,
bouncing ideas off each other in a communion that
is equally suitable for meditating...or dancing like
tomorrow will never arrive.
THING is a worthy glimpse into the experimentation and
adventurousness that made the seemingly uptight city
of Boston a magnet for musical mavericks.
V.A. - Tokyo Nights: Female J-Pop Boogie Funk 1981 - 1988
V.A.
Tokyo Nights: Female J-Pop Boogie Funk 1981 - 1988
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following successful disco excavation from the Caribbean to South Africa, Boston-based label Cultures of Soul booked a first class ticket to Narita to bring you the latest release, Tokyo Nights: Female J-Pop Boogie Funk: 1981 to 1988. This compilation presents 12 of the most memorable and sought-after songs of the era recorded by female artists. The music is a reflection of the unbridled optimism, technological achievement, excess and exuberance of Bubble-era Japan. More than catchy melodies and funky baselines, these are reflections of a time when Japan was the center, and future of the world. The Bubble can be characterized as an endless, extravagant party where personal and corporate wealth soared through the explosion of real estate and stock prices. Scores of young Japanese men and women moved to cities in search of affluence, transforming them into neon wonderlands. Changes in morals, values and gender roles followed suit. Prosperity leads to indulgence, and the taste for nightlife, from flashy restaurants to glitzy discotheques, was unquenchable. A soundtrack to this new, lavish lifestyle was necessary and the latest sound, City Pop (urban pop music for those with urban lifestyles), epitomized these attitudes. While influenced by American R&B and boogie, elements of fusion, YMO style Technopop, and adult-oriented rock (AOR) are front and center. Sung primarily in Japanese (with a word or two of English sprinkled in), City Pop is Japanese music for Japanese people. Producers like Tatsuro Yamashita, Toshiki Kadomatsu, and Haruomi Hosono were quick to embrace the latest studio equipment and technology. Synthesizers like the Yamaha DX7, Roland Juno-60, ARP Quadra, Moog Polymoog and Oberheim OB-8, as well as drum machines like the Linndrum, were prevalent. Digital reverb was applied liberally. Compiled by Eli Cohen (Alliance Upholstery) and Deano Sounds (Cultures of Soul), Tokyo Nights includes tracks by Hitomi Tohyama, Junko Ohashi, Mizuki Koyama, Kaoru Akimoto, Aru Takamura, Mariko Tone, Rie Murakami, RA MU, Kikuchi Momoko and Yumi Seino. Each selection celebrates the unique traits and meticulous production that define the sound. Think sandy beaches and metropolitan skylines, illumination and romance. Embrace the feeling of movement, from a coastal highway stretching towards the horizon or the city sprawling into the future. Turn on the hi-fi and slip into these Tokyo Nights.
Junior Byron - Trying To Hold On
Junior Byron
Trying To Hold On
12" | 2017 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
13,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Cultures of Soul is back! This time it's with a new set of 12"s - the Carib Boogie Synth series. Featuring the iciest synths, the slickest basslines, and other '80s-sounding vibes from the Caribbean islands, all of the tracks are fully licensed. First up in the series is the killer Junior Byron track "Trying To Hold On," written and produced by Wild Fire's Oliver Chapman and originally released on the Wild Fire label back in 1985. The A-side includes the original mix as well as the Version. On the B-side we've got the epic "Megamix." The track was reworked by Gerd Janson, who created the mix old-school style with two copies of the record, a mixer, and an EFX box. Adding the final touches to this track is mixing and mastering engineer LOPAZZ, who mastered many of the best techno tracks in the Get Physical catalog and released the seminal dance-classic "I Need Ya" on Output.
Apostles, The - Banko Woman
Apostles, The
Banko Woman
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
For over forty years, the Apostles of Aba have stood as the jewel in the crown of the music scene in Eastern Nigeria. Since their formation in 1973, the band has turned out memorable performances in a variety of styles including rock, soul, funk, pop and
reggae. Even today, the Apostles continue to thrill audiences in their hometown of Aba with dazzling shows. Cultures of Soul is proud to present one of the Apostles’ more obscure—yet relentlessly funky recordings in a full-color custom reverse board jacket. Banko
Woman, originally released on the eponymous LP on Love Day Records in 1977. Straddling the world realms of afro-funk and disco, the track has long been a coveted dance floor filler amongst DJs, and for the first time is available for a wider audience. On the B-side is “Faith, Luck & Music,” also from the original Banko Woman album.
V.A. - Greg Belson's Devine Disco: Gospel Disco From 1974-1984
V.A.
Greg Belson's Devine Disco: Gospel Disco From 1974-1984
2LP | 2016 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
24,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Cultures of Soul Records is proud to present Greg Belson's Divine Disco - American Gospel Disco
1974 to 1984, curated and researched by Gospel Soul music authoritarian Greg Belson. Greg Belson's
Divine Disco is a snapshot in time encapsulating the raw power of a spiritual performance, set to the
pulsating 4/4 rhythms that were in vogue with the dance floors of the day.
Labels like Savoy played a key part in identifying artists that fit nicely into this brand new style with
performers like Shirley Finney and The Gospelaires, both of whom were established within the scene,
but carried the ‘Disco’ torch brightly with their tunes featured here. Divine Disco also paints a picture
of the lesser known acts that privately released their message to the hopeful masses, such as the
Gospel Ambassadors and the Inspirational Souls, whose recording budgets would have been significantly
less than any ‘major’ label. As proven here, they had no less of an impact to the listener.
Other tracks on this compilation such as Betty Griffin's "Free Spirit" have become big club spins for
the likes of the NYC Downlow and Horse Meat Disco crews. Also included are recently discovered
tunes like the Masters of Music's "Trouble Don't Last Always" as well as a future classic by The Testimonial
Singers, which features several young members of the Winans Family. We’ve got you covered
too for those more modern soul, boogiefied moments with rarities from Delores Fuller, Herman Harris
and two offerings from the killer LP by Enlightment. This compilation also includes remixes and edits
by Steve Cobby (who was a member of Fila Brazillia) and Rahaan.
2001 & Beto / Trio Mocota - Labirinto / Swinga Sambaby
2001 & Beto / Trio Mocota
Labirinto / Swinga Sambaby
7" | 2015 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
11,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"When Greg Caz and Deano Sounds teamed up to create The Brasileiro Treasure Box Of Funk & Soul they created a collection of vintage Brazilian music that stretches across the scope of funk, soul, and psychedelic. Co-compiler and Brazilian music aficionado, Greg Caz says: “Without necessarily having a central theme other than funky nuggets from the first half of the 70s, we believe this compilation displays its own particular sense of logic, and that these songs ultimately all sound fantastic together. Regardless of one’s familiarity, or lack thereof, with artists like Antonio Carlos & Jocafi, Os Incríveis, Toni Tornado or Celia, the material on these 45s speaks its own truth and justifies their inclusion here. Many of these were originally available as singles, while others were taken from albums, but all are guaranteed to find their way into many DJ boxes and playlists.”
Antonio Carlos Jobim / Os Incriveis - Quem Vem La / Paz E Amor
Antonio Carlos Jobim / Os Incriveis
Quem Vem La / Paz E Amor
7" | 2015 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
9,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"When Greg Caz and Deano Sounds teamed up to create The Brasileiro Treasure Box Of Funk & Soul they created a collection of vintage Brazilian music that stretches across the scope of funk, soul, and psychedelic. Co-compiler and Brazilian music aficionado, Greg Caz says: “Without necessarily having a central theme
other than funky nuggets from the first half of the 70s, we believe this compilation displays its own particular
sense of logic, and that these songs ultimately all sound fantastic together. Regardless of one’s familiarity, or lack thereof, with artists like Antonio Carlos & Jocafi, Os Incríveis, Toni Tornado or Celia, the material on these 45s speaks its own truth and justifies their inclusion here. Many of these were originally available as singles, while others were taken from albums, but all are guaranteed to find their way into many
DJ boxes and playlists.”

The stunning 45s from this set will now be available for individual sale. The series kicks off with Toni Tornado’s 1972 single Bochechuda b/w Aposta as well as a split 45 with the out and out rocker from Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (Quem Vem Lá) on the A-Side and the groove laden “Paz E Amor” from Os Incriveis on the B-Side."
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.
Bro David - Bro David Rmxs
Bro David
Bro David Rmxs
12" | 2019 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Shuggie Diamonds is my 'singing' and 'more soulful' alter ego, so the title The Diamond Report is based off that. The nickname was given to me by my brother, the late, great Guru. My music is also a form of me dropping jewels; I have always been a diamond in the rough." - Big Shug on his new album, The Diamond Report

Boston rap stalwart Big Shug blends equal parts raw soul and grimy street rap on The Diamond Report, an album that's bursting with life and character from an emcee who exudes longevity. With decades in the game, the Gang Starr Foundation co-founder continues to sound hungry and passionate with his art, and it's led to one of his strongest album showings yet.

After delivering smooth vocals on the opening track, Shug hits your ear like a freight train on the bombastic "EMF" that's produced by longtime collaborator DJ Premier. A lyrical middle-finger to "every motherf*cker" who's ever doubted or crossed him, the single also received the video treatment from director Myster DL. It puts the focus directly on Shug and his rhymes, and it actually sets the tone for the remainder of The Diamond Report.

At 20 tracks deep, the album plays like a highlight reel of all of Shug's artistic strengths. On "Doing My Sh*t," he kicks back and oozes confidence as he croons over the Thir(13)teen-produced instrumental. And then on the Lil Fame-produced "Keep It Cool," he's back in bruiser mode alongside M-Dot, B.A.M and International Dreez. Shug also embodies the wise hip-hop sage on several cuts, including standouts "Old Man Rapper" and closer "You Ain't About It."

But it's on the lyrically charged "Stay The Course" that everything hits hardest. With Elevated Music's snarling beat as his canvas, Shug takes aim at Trump, big ups Colin Kaepernick, and spits rewind-worthy bars like: "I still hustle, that's how I was raised/ When I started out they said rap was a phase/ 20 years later, I still get paid/ While some of y'all clowns, still get played."

It's a powerful reminder of exactly who Shug is, where he comes from, why he's still here, and why everyone needs to be paying attention. To paraphrase the man himself, it may be 20 years later, but Shug's pen is as sharp and necessary as ever.
Bro David - Modern Music From Belize
Bro David
Modern Music From Belize
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
25,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Caribbean has long been an incubator for the sounds that will animate and shape the culture of the rest of the world for decades to come: From the rhythms of Cuba helping to shape American jazz, blues and rock n’ roll, to Trinidadian calypso introducing a bouncy lightness and gaiety to American party music, to Jamaica’s reggae showing a new way to rebel against convention. But what about the music of Belize, the Caribbean nation that holds the odd position of being a former British colony on the coat of Spanish-speaking Central America? Most people don’t know about the country at all, let alone about the rich sounds it has to offer. Bredda David Obi set out to change that in 1984 with the release of his debut LP No Fear, and the introduction of a new Belizean groove he called kungo or cungo. A mélange of traditional Belizean brukdown music and sprinklings of the rock, funk, calypso and reggae he had played n various bands during his years as a journeyman in the United States. He would further develop this modern tropical sound on subsequent albums, integrating more and more elements from Belizean niche genres like sambai and paranda. Cultures of Soul is proud to take part in documenting Bredda David’s journey into the soul of Belize with an anthology of his early recordings including tracks from No Fear, Cungo Musik 1987 and We No Wa No Kimba Ya 1990 albums. Bredda David’s kungo is hard to describe exactly—its various ingredients make it feel somewhat familiar, but the recipe with which he blends them is slightly strange, fresh and intriguing. But one thing is for certain, it is sure to electrify the dance floor and make everybody jump up and bruk down! Housed in a gatefold jacket with extensive liner notes by Uchenna Ikonne.
Space Cats - Something New
Yoruba Singers - Fighting For Survival
Yoruba Singers
Fighting For Survival
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
23,39 €* 25,99 € -10%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
"Having remained continuously active since 1971, the
Yoruba Singers are the longest-running musical group
in Guyana. Emerging from a music scene mostly
dominated by slick, commercial entertainment, the
Yoruba Singers brought a new dimension to Guyana
popular music, cooking up a potent stew of afrocentric
vibes, steeped in a committed invocation of the
country’s African heritage.
The Yoruba Singers released several recordings
during their imperial period in the nineteen seventies
and eighties, but what is broadly regarded as the
group’s magnum opus is the 1981 album Fighting for
Survival. The album sums up the group’s first decade
of operation, serving up a heavy mix of calypso, jazzy
funk, reggae and afrobeat. Initially released on the
short-lived Interculture label and later reissued on a
Guyana-only compact disk, the album has long been
more talked about than actually heard. But thanks
to Cultures of Soul a new edition is now available
in wide release, and with it comes the opportunity
to experience some of the deepest grooves the
Caribbean has to offer!"
Septimus - We Want A Piece Of The Pie
Septimus
We Want A Piece Of The Pie
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
19,19 €* 23,99 € -20%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The album We Want A Piece Of The Pie
is the product of a joint effort between
Los Angeles songwriter/producer Anthony
Browne and the Woolfolk Brothers of
Oklahoma, with their seven-piece funk band,
Septimus. The two parties sent tape reels
back and forth to each other in the mail to
assemble this masterpiece of buoyant and
spiritual R&B... and 36 years later, those
tapes have found their way into the hands of
Cultures of Soul Records!
Remastered from the original tapes, this new
edition of We Want A Piece Of The Pie
presents the legendarily rare LP to a broad
market for the first time, radiating
all its sunny optimism and infectious
dance grooves.
Saucy Lady - Town / Honey B
Saucy Lady
Town / Honey B
12" | 2018 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Cultures of Soul Records has teamed
up with local Boston disco queen
Saucy Lady to put together a 12",
released in conjunction with their
Tokyo Nights - Female J-Pop Boogie
Funk compilation. This 12" features a
cover of the sublime song "Town,"
originally recorded by Minako Yoshida.
The B-side is a cover of "Honey B,"
originally written and recorded by
Toshinobu Kubota. Both tracks are
recreated and produced by Saucy
Lady and Yuki "U-KEY" Kanesaka.
Originally from Japan with a bi-cultural
background, Saucy Lady is a character
with an attitude of confidence and
sensuality. She represents in her
music what we've all admired about the
disco era. Saucy Lady brings back the
eclectic, outrageous fashion and
cultural diversity that comprised the
nightclub scenes in the '70s and '80s.
Benjamin Ball - I Just Keep Dancing
Benjamin Ball
I Just Keep Dancing
12" | 2017 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
13,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The second single from the Cultures of Soul compilation, Boogie Breakdown: South African Disco 1980 to 1984, Benjamin Ball's "I Just Keep Dancing" is a synth and drum machine-fueled track that also reveals Ball as one of South Africa’s earliest rappers.
Boston-bred DJs, Soul Clap provide an excellent rework of the track adding some big room club flavor to the track for DJs around the world. Soul Clap are the globe trotting DJ duo of Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine who've done everything from headlining clubs in Ibiza to creating DJ mix albums for Fabric and DJ Kicks to making records with George Clinton, Sly Stone, and Robert Owens. Licensed directly from the artist and housed in a custom disco sleeve this edit won't be available anywhere else.
SJOB Movement - Friendship Train
SJOB Movement
Friendship Train
LP | 1977 | US | Reissue (Cultures Of Soul)
22,99 €*
Release:1977 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
SJOB Movement's “Friendship Train” was the second LP by the group and one which saw the group rise to new heights. It's a masterpiece of African music with it's fluid afro beat grooves and spaced out Moog synthesizer sounds. Here is an excerpt from the liner notes written and researched by Uchenna Ikonne: ""Prince Bola Agbana might hardly be the most immediately recognizable name in the constellation of Nigerian music stars, but for a significant portion of the last half-century he labored in the shadows, dutifully serving as one of the key movers in its development: An in-demand session musician. An early and respected exponent of funk. A catalyst in the retrofit of juju into a modern pop genre. Most of all, though, he is recognized as the founder, leader, drummer and principal vocalist of the SJOB Movement. SJOB: Sam, Johnnie, Ottah, Bola. For a moment in the mid-1970s, they were le dernier cri in modern Nigerian music, representing the next step in the evolution of afro rhythms, and a new paradigm for the band economy. Their first album, 1976’s “A Move in the Right Direction”, was a minor sensation and was swiftly followed by “Friendship Train” in 1977. Then it appeared that the movement stopped moving, and SJOB disappeared from the scene.
V.A. - Greg Belson's Devine Disco: Gospel Disco From 1974-1984
V.A.
Greg Belson's Devine Disco: Gospel Disco From 1974-1984
CD | 2016 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
14,24 €* 18,99 € -25%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Cultures of Soul Records is proud to present Greg Belson's Divine Disco - American Gospel Disco
1974 to 1984, curated and researched by Gospel Soul music authoritarian Greg Belson. Greg Belson's
Divine Disco is a snapshot in time encapsulating the raw power of a spiritual performance, set to the
pulsating 4/4 rhythms that were in vogue with the dance floors of the day.
Labels like Savoy played a key part in identifying artists that fit nicely into this brand new style with
performers like Shirley Finney and The Gospelaires, both of whom were established within the scene,
but carried the ‘Disco’ torch brightly with their tunes featured here. Divine Disco also paints a picture
of the lesser known acts that privately released their message to the hopeful masses, such as the
Gospel Ambassadors and the Inspirational Souls, whose recording budgets would have been
significantly less than any ‘major’ label. As proven here, they had no less of an impact to the listener.
Other tracks on this compilation such as Betty Griffin's "Free Spirit" have become big club spins for
the likes of the NYC Downlow and Horse Meat Disco crews. Also included are recently discovered
tunes like the Masters of Music's "Trouble Don't Last Always" as well as a future classic by
The Testimonial Singers, which features several young members of the Winans Family. We’ve got you
covered too for those more modern soul, boogiefied moments with rarities from Delores Fuller,
Herman Harris and two offerings from the killer LP by Enlightment. This compilation also includes
remixes and edits by Steve Cobby (who was a member of Fila Brazillia) and Rahaan.
Jagger Botchway Group - Odze Odze
Jagger Botchway Group
Odze Odze
2LP | 2016 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
23,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Jagger Botchway is most famous for his work with the Hedzoleh Soundz and Hugh Masekela. Jagger was also the driving force behind the highly sought-after Ghanaian afro-funk masterpiece Moving World by the Kelenkye Band. Deano Sounds, along with Voodoo Funk's Frank Gossner, teamed up to release the Kelenkye Band's later material, Jungle Funk, back in 2012.
Novos Baianos / Dom Salvador - Juventude Sexta E Sabado / Uma Vida
Novos Baianos / Dom Salvador
Juventude Sexta E Sabado / Uma Vida
7" | 2016 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
11,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
When Greg Caz and Deano Sounds teamed up to create The Brasileiro Treasure Box Of Funk & Soul they created a collection of vintage Brazilian music that stretches across the scope of funk, soul, and psychedelic. Co-compiler and Brazilian music aficionado, Greg Caz says: “Without necessarily having a central theme other than funky nuggets from the first half of the 70s, we believe this compilation displays its own particular sense of logic, and that these songs ultimately all sound fantastic together. Regardless of one’s familiarity, or lack thereof, with artists like Antonio Carlos & Jocafi, Os Incríveis, Toni Tornado or Celia, the material on these 45s speaks its own truth and justifies their inclusion here. Many of these were originally available as singles, while others were taken from albums, but all are guaranteed to find their way into many DJ boxes and playlists.” The stunning 45s from this set will now be available for individual sale. The series wraps up with a split 45 featuring Novos Bainos haunting Jeventude Sexta E Sabado on the A Side and on the flip, the cinematic sounding Uma Vida, the 1971 cut from Dom Salvador E Abolicao.
Tom Ze / Eduardo Araujo - Jimmy, Renda-Se / Kizumbau
Tom Ze / Eduardo Araujo
Jimmy, Renda-Se / Kizumbau
7" | 2016 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
8,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
When Greg Caz and Deano Sounds teamed up to create The Brasileiro Treasure Box Of Funk & Soul they created a collection of vintage Brazilian music that stretches across the scope of funk, soul, and psychedelic. Co-compiler and Brazilian music aficionado, Greg Caz says: “Without necessarily having a central theme other than funky nuggets from the first half of the 70s, we believe this compilation displays its own particular sense of logic, and that these songs ultimately all sound fantastic together. Regardless of one’s familiarity, or lack thereof, with artists like Antonio Carlos & Jocafi, Os Incríveis, Toni Tornado or Celia, the material on these 45s speaks its own truth and justifies their inclusion here. Many of these were originally available as singles, while others were taken from albums, but all are guaranteed to find their way into many DJ boxes and playlists.” The stunning 45s from this set will now be available for individual sale. The series continues with Tom Zé’s unstoppable riff on “Jimmy, Renda-Se” with Eduardo Araujo sounding a bit like a Brazilian Tom Jones on the B-side, “Kizumbau.” Also available this time out, the funked up deep groove “A Hora E Essa” from Celia with Franco’s jazzy funk cut “El, Voce, Psui!” on the flip.
Toni Tornado - Bochechuda / Aposta
Toni Tornado
Bochechuda / Aposta
7" | 2015 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
9,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"When Greg Caz and Deano Sounds teamed up to create The Brasileiro Treasure Box Of Funk & Soul they created a collection of vintage Brazilian music that stretches across the scope of funk, soul, and psychedelic. Co-compiler and Brazilian music aficionado, Greg Caz says: “Without necessarily having a central theme
other than funky nuggets from the first half of the 70s, we believe this compilation displays its own particular
sense of logic, and that these songs ultimately all sound fantastic together. Regardless of one’s familiarity, or lack thereof, with artists like Antonio Carlos & Jocafi, Os Incríveis, Toni Tornado or Celia, the material on these 45s speaks its own truth and justifies their inclusion here. Many of these were originally available as singles, while others were taken from albums, but all are guaranteed to find their way into many
DJ boxes and playlists.”
C.S. Crew - Funky Pack
C.S. Crew
Funky Pack
LP | 1976 | US | Reissue (Cultures Of Soul)
21,99 €*
Release:1976 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The C.S. Crew's "Funky Pack" can be best described as Nigeria's own blend of
Kool & the Gang, Mandrill and the Ohio Players with a Moog synthesizer thrown in for good measure. Reissued for the first time this late 70s Nigerian raw funk masterpiece album includes bonus tracks from the related group "Youths of the Universe" and liner notes written by Comb and Razor label owner and Nigerian record collector extraordinaire, Uchenna Ikonne.

"Funky Pack" features nine cuts of rare Nigerian funk. This includes the sweaty and growling funk tracks "Bread Power", "Doin' the Good Thing" and "Freaky Funkyfied Fix" along with the psychedelic funk dancer "Love is Peace" and the end-of-the-night lo-fi party jam "I've Found Love". "Youths of the Universe" featured two members of
the C.S. Crew and this album includes the psych/garage tracks "Troubles of the
World", "Dig In With Time" and "Last Day" from the extremely rare "Youths of the Universe" album "Gettin Into You".
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