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Uptown Funk Empire (Patchworks) - The Empire Strikes Back
Uptown Funk Empire (Patchworks)
The Empire Strikes Back
LP | 2009 | EU | Reissue (Soulab)
18,99 €*
Release:2009 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following successful projects such as Metropolitan Jazz Affair, The Dynamics and Mr. President, Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart originally released the Uptown Funk Empire’s album in 2009. Now sold-out for quite a while and still on demand, The Empire Strikes Back is finally reissued.
Bruno Hovart, as a self-taught musician and typical teenager, started playing guitar, bass and keyboards at age 15, covering James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and Cream in his bedroom and, later in college bands. His first releases are in the mid-90s, with deep-house and disco live bands and various electronic projects. He quickly develops and shows very special skills for vintage Disco/Funk productions with a contemporary flavor. This gifted boy’s been working with artists such as Amp Fiddler, Archie Shepp, Mr Day, Paul Randolph... and for many recording labels such as I Still Music (US), Favorite Recordings (FR), Infracom (DE), Further Out (UK)...
Uptown Funk Empire is an exciting and ambitious project, worthy of its name. It’s like being back to the better days of Funk without a travel machine... the vibe is vintage but the sound is fresh... This album is huge and it covers all styles of the Groove music golden age: Boogaloo, Soul, Disco, Boogie, Funk... With brilliant vocal by silky Juan Rozoff, Brit-Soul legend Noel McKoy at his best, high-voltage divas Ange & Janice... and Bruno himself on the mic... it’s pure funkiness! Beware, The Empire Strikes Back and is kicking... so get up & dance!
Sudan Archives - Sudan Archives EP
Sudan Archives
Sudan Archives EP
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Stones Throw)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Violinist and vocalist, Sudan Archives writes, plays, and produces her own music. Drawing inspiration from Sudanese fiddlers, she is self-taught on the violin, and her unique songs also fold in elements of R&B, and experimental electronic music.

Sudan Archives grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she "messed around with instruments in the house" and took up violin in the fourth grade, eventually teaching herself how to play the instrument by ear. When she discovered the violin playing style of Northeast Africa, her eyes opened to the possibilities of the instrument. "The way they played it was different from classical music. I resonated with the style, and I was like, 'Maybe I can use this style with electronic music,'" she says.

This fusing of folk music and electronic production was the turning point for Sudan. "I started mixing my violin into beats,” she says, “It wasn't complicated — I'd just sing straight into the iPad." She honed her at-home style after moving to Los Angeles aged 19 to study music technology, and after a chance encounter at a Low End Theory party with Stones Throw A&R and Leaving Records owner Matthewdavid, she signed with Stones Throw. At the very start of her musical career, she's already won plaudits from the likes of the New York Times and Pitchfork, and played live at experimental festival Moogfest.

Her EP Sudan Archives is an extraordinary debut statement from a singular artist. Over six tracks, Sudan Archives layers harmonies, violin figures and ethereal vocals, grounding them all with the hip-hop beats.
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On Yellow Marbled Vinyl Edition
Marvin Gaye
Let's Get It On Yellow Marbled Vinyl Edition
LP | 1973 | US | Reissue (Motown)
19,99 €*
Release:1973 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
... classic album on limited Colored Vinyl !!!

- "Distant Lover" sampled by Kanye West for "Spaceship"

- "Let's Get it On" sampled by Bahamadia for "I Confess",
Eazy-E for "8 Ball",
Lord Finesse for "Let's it Get it On",
MC Ren for "Same Old Shit",
Shaggy for "Boombastic" and
UTFO for "Let's Get it On"
D'Angelo & The Vanguard - Black Messiah
D'Angelo & The Vanguard
Black Messiah
2LP | 2015 | EU | Original (RCA)
21,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
120 gram vinyl in gatefold sleeve with download code!

After 14 years out of the spotlight, D'Angelo releases 'Black Messiah'. Lyrics from Q-Tip and Kendra Foster, and backing by Questlove, James Gadsen and Pino Palladino. All sexy as hell, like his previous work.
Meters, The - Rejuvenation + 2
Curtis Mayfield - Super Fly
Tonico 70 - Vic'l / Fantasie (Sampled Version)
Tonico 70
Vic'l / Fantasie (Sampled Version)
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Four Flies)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
From an offshoot of Salifornian funk/soul collective Banda Maje, here comes a new 7” single penned by the rapper, producer and band’s co-founder Tonico 70. “Vic’l / Fantasie” is a tasty prelude to Tonico 70’s forthcoming album “Antonico”, due out this November. Both tracks evoke images and stories while enveloping you in a warm embrace. Not unlike Banda Maje’s music, they have a strong cinematic quality that Tonico 70’s rap adds to nicely.
Lance Ferguson - Brazilian Rhyme / Sweet Power Your Embrace
Lance Ferguson
Brazilian Rhyme / Sweet Power Your Embrace
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Freestyle)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 07.10.2022
Two of the finest tracks from Lance Ferguson's Rare Groove Spectrum Vol. 1, the stellar takes on EW&F's Brazilian Rhyme and James Mason's Sweet Power Your Embrace, have been picked up for this limited Japanese 7" edition courtesy of Jet Set Records - and a ridiculously strong pairing it is too. Cut loud to 7" wax and served in a polybag with Japanese insert. We've not got many of these so get in quick!
Boo And The Tru-Tones - Show The World HHV Exclusive Gold Vinyl Edition
Boo And The Tru-Tones
Show The World HHV Exclusive Gold Vinyl Edition
LP | 1974 | US | Reissue (Not Dark Yet)
28,99 €*
Release:1974 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
Preorder shipping from 14.10.2022
Limited edtion of 200 copies on golden vinyl. Onyl available at HHV.

Reissued for the first time in over 40 years, Show the World is an unrated and realitvely unknown soul / reggae ablum from the caribbean. Having recently been sampled by Benny The Butcher, collectors and producers are starting to pay attention to what has been an overlooked gem until now. With the album ranging from sweet soul that sounds like it could have been released on Motown in its prime, to funky numbers that could be played in clubs, to reggae that could stand alongside some of the Studio 1 releases, this is sure to please many. No filler.
Stance Brothers, The - Hey Girl! / I'll Find You
Sudan Archives - Natural Brown Prom Queen Black Vinyl Edition
Sudan Archives
Natural Brown Prom Queen Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2022 | US | Original (Stones Throw)
32,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Fittingly for a record named for a homecoming event, Natural Brown Prom Queen is all about home – both Sudan’s adopted hometown of L.A. and Cincinnati, where she was raised. The album takes in themes of race, womanhood, and the fiercely loyal, loving relationships at the heart of Sudan’s life with her family, friends and partner.

Whereas Sudan came up as a violinist and loop maker creating beats in her bedroom, on Natural Brown Prom Queen she worked with producers including MonoNeon, Simon on the Moon, Hi-Tek and Nosaj Thing, and invited her family members to contribute lyrics and vocals. Over 18 tracks spanning hip-hop, disco-influenced R&B, Afrocentric soul, and much more, Sudan gets into character as Britt, the girl next door from Cincinnati who drives around the city with the top down and shows up to high-school prom in a pink furry bikini with her thong hanging out her denim skirt. While Sudan is unafraid to be vulnerable, tender and open about her insecurities, the record is also about finding pleasure – after all, this is the artist who played violin upside-down on a pole in a music video. On Natural Brown Prom Queen, Sudan Archives invites you to join in and embrace that shared joy.
V.A. - Movements Volume 11
V.A.
Movements Volume 11
2LP+7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Tramp)
30,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Side A starts with rhythm & blues and jazz from the 1960s. The first three tracks were pulled from hopelessly obscure 7" singles. Macy & Company are responsible for the first 'aha' moment. Their version of "Sixteen Tons" would have certainly astouned even Tennessee Ernie Ford. A truely fantastic version indeed! "Snatchin' It Back" completes the first side with a furious bigband jazz cut.

Side B is all about mod-jazz. "Undun" is just like "Big Boy" a sure-shot for any dancefloor. Rare Groove DJs will have a lot of fun spinning these tunes in a club. Admittedly, the next one is a strange cut. "See How You Are" was recorded on a whim when they two composers were spontaneously pulled into a studio. High time for 'aha' effect #2. Many bands have tried their hands on a cover version of the Lee Morgan jazz classic, one of them being Mr. Palumbo. Listen closely to Dianne Elliott's contribution as it is a highlight for sure despite the fact von Frau Elliott.

Side C begins with 'aha' effect #3 and a fantastic cover version of Gerald Wilson's "Viva Tirado". "Blue Jamaica", is the second track on Movements 11 were a vibraphone is the lead instrument. "Bawana Jinde" is a wild, wailing blast of percussive instrumental explosion while "The Creeper" is the perfect choice to finish this side.

Side D is reserved for proper 1970s funk. The flip side of Reunion's sole 45rpm single was included on a previous Tramp compilation album. "A Brighter Day" has not been compiled yet. "Real Life", "Syrene" and "Breezy" are all prime examples how mid 70s funk has to sound . A dream for B-Boys and B-Girls.

Those of you who have been enjoying the detective work of the people behind the label over the past 18 years know that the Movements series can be easily considered as the flagship compilation series on Tramp. So, after having listened to the entire selection of this brand new volume we sincerely hope that we will have achieved our aim to surprise, delight, and enlighten you once again!
The Dusty Fingers Orchestra - Dramatic Underscores
Calvin Keys - Full Court Press Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
Calvin Keys
Full Court Press Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
LP | 1985 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
38,99 €*
Release:1985 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 1800 copies with obi strip & sleeve notes. Rare Soul-Jazz-Funk album from 1985. First ever vinyl reissue.

Jazz guitarist Calvin Keys is a legend among soul-jazz-funk fans for both his work as a session & touring musician and for the catalog of classic releases under his own name. Key’s playing style is lean & muscular and his unique phrasing balances sophisticated jazz harmonics with funky R&B & soul grooves. Since the 1960s Calvin Keys has performed/recorded with renowned artists such as Ahmad Jamal, Ray Charles, Pharoah Sanders and Joe Henderson. He is also a mentor to young talent, offers private lessons, and is a frequent teacher at the yearly happening ‘Jazz Camp West’.

Calvin Keys was born in 1943 in Omaha, Nebraska. His first musical influence was his father Otis, a well-known drummer in the city's music scene…he passed the music bug on to Calvin, who picked up the guitar early. Keys landed his first notable gig as a member of Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson's band when he was 17 and then went on to play with Preston Love (of the Count Basie Orchestra). Later on, he would also join The Jimmy Smith Trio and then worked through the rest of the 1960’s with legends such as Jimmy McGriff, Richard 'Groove' Holmes and Brother Jack McDuff.

After moving to Los Angeles in the 1970’s, he signed to Gene Russell's now-legendary Black Jazz label where he cut his first two albums: Shawn-Neeq (1971) & Proceed with Caution (1974). Next to his own output on Black Jazz Records, Calvin Keys also did session work for the label and played on several of its hit records. At this point in time Keys also auditioned for the Ray Charles Orchestra…his unique phrasing and his ability to balance sophisticated jazz harmonics with tough R&B and soul grooves were showcased nightly in Charles’ band. Before relocating to San Francisco in 1975, he also played on Billy Brooks' jazz-funk classic ‘Windows of the Mind’ (1974) and focused on more live and session work. Keys then joined Ahmad Jamal's group and spent close to a decade with the pianist, touring the globe and recording six albums with him.

The 1980’s and 1990’s also proved similarly fruitful for Calvin Keys…he was a ‘first-call’ studio & live sideman and amassed massive credits for touring with all-stars from the likes of Tony Bennett, Pharoah Sanders and Sonny Stitt. He released two more fantastic solo albums: Full Court Press (1985) & Maria’s First (1985), this time on Olive Branch Records. In 1991 he was featured on the recordings for the original score of the film ‘Dying Young’ composed by James Newton Howard. Next to all of this, his session and live work with his own trio continued at a relentless pace. He settled down in the Bay area and played a multitude of gigs throughout the 1990’s.

After being sidelined in 1997 by heart surgery, Calvin Keys entered the new millennium with a bang! He released five widely acclaimed Jazz-charting albums & worked with major players from the likes of Taj Mahal (Santana, Miles Davis), Chester Thompson (Tower Of Power), Big John Patton (Blue Note), Phil Ranelin (Tribe), Sonny Fortune (Roy Ayers, Strata East), Buell Neidlinger (Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones), Peter Erskine (Joni Mitchell, Weather Report) and Lonnie Smith. There’s no such thing as ‘slowing down’ for Mr. Keys!

On the album we are proudly presenting you today (Full Court Press) you’ll find seven sublime tracks recorded in 1984 and released in 1985 on the Olive Branch label. This was Calvin Key’s first solo album since his recordings for Black Jazz Records back in the 1970’s. Full Court Press features an impressive arsenal of working road dogs that Keys had shared the stage with over the years. Included are: Maxayn Lewis (The Ikettes, Morris Day), Mike Thompson (Freddie Hubbard), James Gadson (Marvin Gaye, Herbie Hancock), Donny Beck (Buddy Miles, Bobby Lyle)…and many others.

Full Court Press is THE dictionary definition of smooth (yet funky) soul-jazz, with washes of warm, laid back grooves pinned under Keys’ endless dancing up and down the fretboard. The playing is ‘deep in the pocket’ and comes off elegant and effortless. Fluid rhythmic fingerpicking that makes you forget all about time and space. This essential release deserves a prominent place in your record collection!

Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the First ever vinyl reissue of “Full Court Press” (originally released on Olive Branch Records in 1985). This rare record (vintage copies are not easy to come by) now comes as a deluxe 180g vinyl edition, strictly limited to 1800 copies worldwide with obi strip and features the original artwork by John Heard (Azar Lawrence, Count Basie) & sleeve notes by Sherman Ferguson (Pharoah Sanders Quartet). Released exclusively for Record Store Day 2022 and available in participating stores on April 23, 2022.
Vulfpeck - Dart
Vulfpeck
Dart
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Vulf)
36,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Vulf Vault 004 /// Dart 33rpm /// Black Vinyl Catalog: VV004
Parliament - The clones of dr.funkenstein
Parliament
The clones of dr.funkenstein
LP | 1976 | US | Reissue (Casablanca)
19,99 €*
Release:1976 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
180g vinyl ... sampled by Ice T, NWA, Pete Rock, Common, ...
Sault - Untitled (Black Is)
Sault
Untitled (Black Is)
2LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Forever Living Originals)
33,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie, Pop
“We present our first ‘Untitled’ album to mark a moment in time where we as Black People, and of Black Origin are fighting for our lives. RIP George Floyd and all those who have suffered from police brutality and systemic racism. Change is happening… We are focused.”

Pressed at Optimal.
Busta Rhymes Vs James Brown - I Feel Good
Michael Jackson - Bad 25th Anniversary Edition
Engelwood - Yacht World
Engelwood
Yacht World
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Engelwood)
29,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 30.09.2022
Yacht World, the 8th full-length LP from Engelwood featuring “Crystal Dolphin”, “Immaculate Taste” and more. This vinyl comes as a Limited Edition configuration printed in a ‘Sea Green' vinyl colorway (140 gram), including a full color single-pocket jacket and obi-strips as shown.
Lee Fields - Sentimental Fools Black Vinyl Edition
Lee Fields
Sentimental Fools Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Daptone)
24,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 28.10.2022
Lee Fields is arguably the greatest soul singer alive today. In an age when the shelf life of an artist largely depends on posturing and trends, he has proven to be an unassailable force of nature. His prolific, decade-spanning career continues to reign supreme on the modern soul scene.

In early 2022, Lee reunited with Daptone Records and producer Gabriel Roth to record Sentimental Fool, a deep, blues-tinged, wholly-conceived soul album. From his first line to his final plaintive lyric, the beauty, power, and raw humanity of Leeʼs voice is on full display here; the culmination of an astounding career that has seemed to defy gravity, rising to only greater and greater heights.
Lovelites, The - With Love From The Lovelites
Lovelites, The
With Love From The Lovelites
LP | 1970 | JP | Reissue (P-Vine)
38,99 €*
Release:1970 / JP – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 27.01.2023
Formed around the singular talent that was Patti Hamilton, Chicago teen soul trio, The Lovelites, released one album - With Love from The Lovelites - before disbanding. Their sole album, initially a commercial failure, would become a crate digger classic, selling with several-hundred dollar premiums on the second hand market over half a century after its release. And it’s no wonder why - Patti Hamilton’s soulful voice sounds wise beyond her years, and the trio’s angelic harmonies are backed by a full Chicago brass band. With the deft hand of Clarence Johnson (best known for his production of Brighter Side of Darkness) producing, the harmonies are sweet, the band is tight, and the singular voice of Patti Hamilton shines through it all. The first ever reissue of With Love From The Lovelites is available on limited edition vinyl, with an obi-strip, only from P-vine Records.
V.A. - With Love: Volume 1 Compiled By Miche Yellow Vinyl Edition
V.A.
With Love: Volume 1 Compiled By Miche Yellow Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2022 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
25,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Here we are at the dawn of a new compilation series and we’re kicking things off with an absolute gem that features a selection of hard-to-find records (some impossible to find) and some that have been hiding in plain sight all along. They all share common qualities, being that they are beautiful, soul quenched songs that sing of love, peace and unity.

‘With Love: Volume 1’ has been compiled by Miche and presents a curated selection of rare Brazilian, gospel, modern soul and jazz-fusion fire. We have Brazilian rarities by Alcione and Quientaessencia, UFO gospel by Keith Chism & Light, the jazz-funk/AOR sounds of City Lites taken from a Radio Station album, and the anthemic feel-good emotional soul of Belita Woods to name but a few.

Tracking down artists and musicians from the past is an art form. Like a seagull swooping for treats, sometimes the prizes are easily found, and at other times, it’s the result of very late nights trolling through Facebook profiles, message boards, hitting dead ends and following red herrings, and yet still the search goes on. This compilation is a true labour of love with all the artists tracked down and licensed by Miche. It has long been an ambition of the London based musical connoisseur to compile an album, and like anything that requires craft, care, and knowledge - it takes time. There are many twists and turns in the hunt for those records that make your jaw drop.

In 2018, when just 24, Miche became a music programmer for London’s illustrious Spiritland group of venues. From this musical sanctuary, he was able to listen, learn and meet some of the best selectors from around the world. It was a musical education, and he was particularly drawn to the deep sessions by DJs such as Mark Taylor, George Arthur, Kev Beadle, Patrick Forge, Dr. Bob Jones, and Colin Curtis to name a few. He also used this time to begin running his re-issue label Discs of Fun and Love with co-owner and friend Frederika.

Sometimes the cynical knock compilations, there is certain snobbery amongst some about the original pressing, but music shouldn't just be about lucky collectors giving over large sums of money to record dealers. It's also about a bridge to the past, a celebration of the legacy of somebody’s art, and a second chance for initially overlooked work to shine. As with all the best compilations, it has been compiled with love…
Gallowstreet, Shamis & Rebiere - 52 North (Soul Supreme Remix) / Backpack (Soul Supreme Remix)
Gallowstreet, Shamis & Rebiere
52 North (Soul Supreme Remix) / Backpack (Soul Supreme Remix)
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Soul Supreme)
12,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 07.10.2022
The Amsterdam-based producer, keyboardist, and music-lover Soul Supreme, known for his covers of classic cuts by the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def or MF Doom steps away from the cover format for a moment, and channels his fresh take into remixes of two INI Movement releases.
Leaving out the brass, both remixes eloquently underline the low-end essence of the compositions and explore new realms in a special way. The upbeat remix of '52 North' by Gallowstreet and Lyma on the A-side brings a percussion-heavy instrumentation & layers of signature keys to an ode to the city of Amsterdam. Staying close to the original composition, the remix expands the richness and depth, bringing the tune even closer to the dancefloor crowd.
On the flipside of the 45, the luscious rework of Shamis & Rebiere's track 'Backpack' brings a laid-back, soulful production to a personal story of co-parenting. We're immersed in a wistful hip hop bounce with a reference to Common, stunning Rhodes solo and an extra guitar layer by Johnny Biner. The vulnerable theme of the original song is accentuated with an alternative ending, leaving us with a feeling of reassurance, love and encouragement. All of that on a limited 7'' with artwork by Dase Boogie, released on Soul Supreme Records in collaboration with INI Movement label.
Carrtoons - Home Grown
Carrtoons
Home Grown
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Wichita)
26,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
A year and a half after releasing his self-produced, independent full-length LP Saturday Morning to critical acclaim, producer and multi-instrumentalist Carrtoons plans his return to music with his next album, Homegrown. Evolving his trademark Modern Motown sound, Carrtoons continues to expand his already diverse musical repertoire in jazz, soul, hip-hop, and more. Set for release on April 20th, 2022, Homegrown is Ben Carr's inaugural release with renowned Wichita Recordings (Bloc Party, First Aid Kit, My Morning Jacket, Yeah Yeah Yeahs.) The youngest son of jazz violinist Richard Carr (Bill Laswell, Bootsy Collins), Ben received his college degree in Jazz Performance, made his debut with Mad Satta, and opened for artists like Thundercat, Nick Hakim, Gabriel Garzon Montano, and Mac Ayres. Over the last few years, he has become one of the most sought-after producers in music through his eye-catching Instagram videos, powerful bass lines, and memorable melodies. His unique fills, phrases, and compositions made him an instant favorite, leading to recent collaborations with Robert Glasper, Alex Isley, Kiefer, and Butcher Brown. The success of Saturday Morning was the first sign of evolution in Carrtoons career, with the album surpassing 2 million streams on Spotify in mid-February. The ad placement of his track "Give It Up" with Green Mountain Coffee gave him exposure to a whole new audience, while his guest feature on the Tiny Desk series rearranging the NPR theme songs for their 50th anniversary was also a hit. Starting 2022 off strong, Carrtoons' recent work with The Kount led to the release of their ultra-viral video "On My Way" and the organic growth of over 100,000 followers in 4 weeks on Instagram. His continued strides in music, along with astonishing growth across several platforms is clear indication of Ben Carr's promise and potential. More than just an album; Homegrown characterizes the hard work, seeds sown, and natural growth of a gifted musician. An artist you will want to watch!
State Of Grace - Touching The Times
State Of Grace
Touching The Times
12" | 2022 | UK | Original (Freestyle)
15,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 07.10.2022
Freestyle's run of reissues continues with the sought-after 1983 UK electro-funk of State of Grace's Touching the Times getting a freshly remastered 12" cut!

State of Grace were a trio formed at the start of the 80s, releasing a handful of singles between 1981 and '84. As SoG's David Inglesfield recalls, "in early 1982 we recorded 4-track demos of 'That's When We'll Be Free', 'Touching the Times' and a third song. When we played them to Mike Collier, who'd released our first single for his Flamingo label, he offered us a contract on the spot and licensed the finished tracks to for release on the PRT label"

Having released 'That's When We'll Be Free' in late 1982, 'Touching the Times' landed on 12" and 7" formats in early summer 1983. "For the demos, we'd used a Tr-808 for the drums, and we kept the 808 for the final version of 'That's When We'll Be Free'", Inglesfield continues, "but for the full version of 'Touching the Times' we decided to use a Linn Lm-1 for the drums. The keyboard sounds were from a Roland Jupiter 8, Roland Sh-2 and Fender Rhodes"

Touching the Times was recorded at The Bridge studio near Putney Bridge, then mixed at The Sound Suite in Camden. "At the time, we were into the Sloane Ranger upper-class English look" says Inglesfield "and for the photo shoot for the original picture sleeve, we wanted an aristocratic type interior, and Broughton Castle in Oxfordshire was selected for this purpose."

The updated centre label image on our reissue shows State of Grace's Adrian & Pat Thomas, and David Inglesfield, in the Camden Mews outside The Sound Suite - located just a short walk from Freestyle's home in Kentish Town.
V.A. - Eccentric Funk Clear With Yellow & Purple Splatter Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Eccentric Funk Clear With Yellow & Purple Splatter Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
25,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Twelve unstoppable deep funk burners from across the Numerosphere. A smorgasbord of sounds from R&B's dapper younger cousin. Loose guitars and chunky drums lie in wait for discerning break-makers to finely chop and flip. The only funk record you'll ever need to own.
Glenn Astro & Hulk Hodn - Ghosts
Glenn Astro & Hulk Hodn
Ghosts
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Kommerz)
20,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
This special edition comes in screen printed outer sleeve.

Glenn Astro and Hulk Hodn (to some known as mighty Hodini) release their new full-length record Ghosts” via Kommerz Records on August 26th. Producers Astro & Hodn‘s first joint album “Turquoise Tortoise” in 2018 combined uptempo beats, hiphop and spaced out lo-fi slow jams effortlessly. On “Ghosts” the duo develops their exploration of new
aesthetics even further through synthesized soundscapes and numerous collaborations with young talent from all over the world. Artists such as Danish neo soul discovery AGGi, King Krule collaborator Gal Go, Kamohelo from Studio Barnhus band Off The Meds, Berlin-based voice experimentalist Yosa Peit and many more deep dived into the collaboration and transformed the album into a sonic multiverse.
New Release Information Glenn Astro and Hulk Hodn are connected through a long lasting musical friendship. With their Detroitinspired house releases they gained wider recognition by critics and listeners alike. Nevertheless, they’ve never been one dimensional artists. Berlin-based Glenn Astro‘s diversified approach to production as showcased on labels such as Ninja Tune and Tartelet bridges the gaps between ambient, hip-hop, techno and bass. Meanwhile Cologne‘s Hulk Hodn gained the status of a German underground hip-hop legend. Through his records and shows with rapper Retrogott he gathered a cult-like following besides dropping high quality projects with other beat makers such as Hubert Daviz and Twit One and rappers such as Eloquent. Most recently he dropped the instrumental LP “Sparklez” on Sichtexot sub Casual Low
Grind.
Adelle First - Don't Give Up
Adelle First
Don't Give Up
12" | 1986 | EU | Reissue (Kalita)
16,99 €*
Release:1986 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Kalita are excited to announce the first ever official reissue of Adelle First's highly sought-after 1986 12" South African boogie single 'Don't Give Up'!
Stone Alliance - Sweetie Pie Black Vinyl Edition
Stone Alliance
Sweetie Pie Black Vinyl Edition
7" | 1976 | UK | Reissue (Dynamite Cuts)
15,99 €*
Release:1976 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Dynamite Cuts gives you a superb double of the Jazz funk bboy breaks classic “Sweetie Pie” by Stone Alliance.

This heavy, drum-driven sax groove is a Jazz dance floor classic.

Sampled by Showbiz & AG’s – Runaway Slave release.

The B- side is a first time on 7” for this version that was recorded in 2004 and only released as a CD.
V.A. - Busy Is Good
V.A.
Busy Is Good
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Big Nice)
26,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Busy is Good is an assemblage of rare-groove and jazz-funk cuts pulled from 45s of the 70s and 80s. A project that celebrates pure creative expression, these under-appreciated tracks reflect the individual efforts of artists both of their time and ahead of it; local legends who challenged convention and produced work steeped in ambition. From the seductively smooth “Twilight,” by New York’s own Febop, to the blistering key breaks and infectious funk of Bob Payne’s “Side By Side”, this anthology highlights the fusions and crossovers that occurred in jazz, rock, funk and soul at the time. Buddy Emmer’s jazz-kissed breezer “That Summer Nite” and Forest’s synthpumped AOR cut “Crazy Days” further traverse the many styles that bloomed in the 70s and 80s
Kribo Records - Sounds Of Lecak Volume 1
Kribo Records
Sounds Of Lecak Volume 1
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Guruguru Brain)
43,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition. Gatefold.

Sitting atop a bean curd shop on grungy Geylang Road in Singapore, a room filled with vintage gear serves as the home and studio of Kribo Records, the home-grown independent label founded by the enigmatic musician and producer known simply as Maggot. This is where his madcap studio wizardry conjures up the muggy, sweaty, funky and groovy tunes that soundtrack his world within the melting pot culture of his homeland.

This is the Sound of Lecak, a regional stamp on the global retro funk and soul movement, inspired by the indigenous word that can mean moist, wet, muddy or even naughty. Filtered through his love of global soul and rhythms of the ‘60s and ‘70s, Maggot and his collaborators offer up a vibe that’s equal parts Thai Luk Thung / Molam, African Afrobeat, 70’s U.S. funk, disco, psych, soul, and U.K. pop. This collection of Kribo Records singles provides a peek into Maggot’s singular musical attitude, and provides a window into the unique cultural landscape of the Nusantara archipelago.
Lonnie Liston Smith - Cosmic Funk Black Vinyl Edition
Lonnie Liston Smith
Cosmic Funk Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1974 | UK | Reissue (BGP / Flying Dutchman)
24,99 €*
Release:1974 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Lonnie Liston Smith regards “Cosmic Funk”, his second album as a leader, as a transitional release: “Before recording this album, I was still playing with Miles Davis. You can hear some Miles influence. On the following album, “Expansions”, I really discovered the Lonnie Liston Smith “cosmic” sound.”

By this point, Lonnie was a respected sideman, having also played with Art Blakey, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Pharoah Sanders and Gato Barbieri. ‘Sais (Egypt)’, the track which sounds most like his work with Sanders, is an extended number written by James Mtume, who had played percussion in Miles Davis’ group. Lonnie’s brother Donald sings on four of the tracks, including the title number, which is similar to the sound Davis achieved on “On The Corner”.

“Cosmic Funk” was more of a straight jazz album than might have been expected at the time – particularly for one with “Funk” in its title. Lonnie would never really go down that route, although his next release would include one of the most successful of all jazz funk dancers.

180g black vinyl in replica gatefold sleeve.
Asha Puthli - The Essential Black Vinyl Edition
Syl Johnson - Is It Because I'm Black Grey & Black Swirl Vinyl Edition
Syl Johnson
Is It Because I'm Black Grey & Black Swirl Vinyl Edition
LP | 1970 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
25,99 €*
Release:1970 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ten years into his role as poster boy for pop soul and peak-hour R&B, Syl Johnson did an unlikely about-face and cut the most inspiring and powerful song he'd ever touch. Issued on 45 in September of 1969, "Is It Because I'm Black" struck an immediate chord within the black community, forcing the song up the charts by sheer volume of call-in requests. It would be Syl's biggest hit for Twinight, climbing as high as #11 on the Billboard R&B chart during its 14-week stay, marking the defining moment of what had become more than just an occupation. Syl had his hands on a career and worked tirelessly rehearsing his next opus, an album of songs reflective of the changing times. With "Is It Because I'm Black" still bolding the pages of Billboard, the coming LP's title appeared to Syl plain as day _ or, in this case, black as night. Issued in April 1970 _ a full 13 months before Marvin Gaye's What's Going On _ Is It Because I'm Black can rightly be called the first black concept album, a distinction few give it credit for. But that factoid, whatever its meaning then or now, failed to inspire music buyers: Johnson's record never got a whiff of the two million copies Gaye's did in its first year of availability. Syl lays the blame squarely on the record's lack of marketability to a white audience. The album's cover didn't exactly move units either. Photographer Jerry Griffith dragged Syl to a burned-out building on 43rd Street to shoot the back cover image, and he finger-painted the iconic title over a stock photo of an eroding brick wall. The title track, coupled with the politically charged "I'm Talking About Freedom" and ghetto conscious "Concrete Reservation" sealed the album's cool reception as the work of an "angry black man." Which is unfortunate, as "Together Forever," "Come Together," and "Black Balloons" are positively uplifting, forming their own pot of gold at the end of a grayscale rainbow. The album's closer burns the brightest. "Right On" devolves into a full-on party track, ending with Syl riffing on the line "I'm gonna keep on doing my thing," as if to answer his critics before their needles reached the run-out groove.
Sky's The Limit - Don't Be Afraid Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
Sky's The Limit
Don't Be Afraid Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
7" | 1976 | UK | Reissue (J.M.J)
14,39 €* 15,99 € -10%
Release:1976 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
One of the releases we're really hyped about! This was Eunice Collins Only release Ever! Released on the tiny Mod-Art label from Chicago in 1974, the hypnotically alluring "At The Hotel" has finally emerged from the shadows over the last 10 years or so. In fact, it's a bona-fide cult classic now with no less than three recent samplings by Lion Babe, Alkalino and Flamingosis. We are proud to re-release this totally unique recording on the original Mod-Art imprint.

Also, worth checking is the out-of-this-world flute instrumental version on the flip. Probably one of the most individual Modern Soul records ever. Current value is in the £750 region for a decent copy. Expect plenty of all-round action on this and it should work across multiple scenes. Plus, it will sell forever. We are so lucky to get these works-of-art out there again.
Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc - Ritual Red Vinyl Edition
Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc
Ritual Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 1971 | UK | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
22,99 €*
Release:1971 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Belgium, not the first place you'd think of when it comes to Latin or Afro funk. Yet one of the greatest records to blend both styles came from the small northern European country, masterminded by Nico Gomez and his Afro Percussion Inc.
Prince - The Gold Experience Deluxe Record Store Day 2022 Translucent Gold Vinyl Edition
Prince
The Gold Experience Deluxe Record Store Day 2022 Translucent Gold Vinyl Edition
2LP | 1995 | US | Reissue (Legacy)
47,99 €*
Release:1995 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 24.150 copies. The Gold Experience was the first full-length Prince album to be credited to his unpronounceable symbol, and was released at the most public, heated stage of his battle with the major label industrial complex. With the word “slave” written on one cheek, Prince shined on the opulent ballads “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” and “Gold” and the defiant single “Eye Hate U,” and the album earned widespread critical acclaim.

The Record Store Day 2022 re-release of The Gold Experience is an homage to the rare US-only promo version of the album released in 1995. The two-LP set is pressed onto translucent gold vinyl with a bonus suite of “Eye Hate U” remixes on Side D.
Courtial With Errol Knowles - Don't You Think It's Time
Courtial With Errol Knowles
Don't You Think It's Time
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Mad About)
25,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
First time worldwide reissue on 180 gram vinyl with original 6 pages insert book with lyrics. Cult LP including rare groove classics like “Losing You”, “Don’t You Think It’s Time” or “Love Nevermore” Released in 1976 on Pipeline, a small label from Woodside, California.
Boo And The Tru-Tones - Show The World Black Vinyl Edition
Boo And The Tru-Tones
Show The World Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1974 | US | Reissue (Not Dark Yet)
28,99 €*
Release:1974 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
Preorder shipping from 14.10.2022
Reissued for the first time in over 40 years, Show the World is an unrated and realitvely unknown soul / reggae ablum from the caribbean. Having recently been sampled by Benny The Butcher, collectors and producers are starting to pay attention to what has been an overlooked gem until now. With the album ranging from sweet soul that sounds like it could have been released on Motown in its prime, to funky numbers that could be played in clubs, to reggae that could stand alongside some of the Studio 1 releases, this is sure to please many. No filler.
Tomorrow's People - Open Soul T-Groove Edit
Tomorrow's People
Open Soul T-Groove Edit
7" | 2022 | JP | Original (P-Vine)
22,79 €* 23,99 € -5%
Release:2022 / JP – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Undoubtedly a highlight of the album Open Soul by the legendary Tomorrow’s People that P-vine reissued in 2021, its final track, the titular “Open Soul,” is breathtaking as it is lengthy standing at over twenty minutes. In this new 7 inch single cut edited by soul record spinner T-groove, P-vine will release the track for the first time as a standalone single-cut - perfect for DJs looking for a digestible and danceable cut of the mammoth track. On the B-side, and also lifted from the album, “It Ain’t Fair” is a soul ballad with T-groove’s magic edits once again working the single for dancefloors up and down the country.
Adele - 25
Adele
25
LP | 2015 | UK | Reissue (XL Recordings)
25,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Pop
Always best selling Adele is back with a new set of heartfelt anthems.
Lee McDonald - We've Only Just Begun / I'll Do Anything For You Record Store Day 2021 Edition
Lee McDonald
We've Only Just Begun / I'll Do Anything For You Record Store Day 2021 Edition
7" | 1981 | EU | Reissue (Selector Series)
10,39 €* 12,99 € -20%
Release:1981 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Store Day 2021 Release. 40 year anniversary release of this in demand modern soul masterpiece. For their third vinyl outing, Selector Series dig into the Archives of New Jersey’s Debbie Records from 1981 to re-issue this storming boogie re interpretation of The Carpenters standard, which found itself a legion of fans in the UK thanks to Gary Dennis’s championing of it. In a pre Discogs era, this record attracted a £400 price tag amongst serious collectors back in the late eighties, with the original pressings still going for £500+ even now. The album has been re issued by several different labels over the ensuing years, but this double header is being made available for Record Store Day on a seven inch format for the first time officially, featuring the original album sleeve artwork.
Janko Nilovic & The Soul Surfers - Maze Of Sounds
Bobby Womack - Across 110Th Street
Bobby Womack
Across 110Th Street
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (United Artists)
20,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Composed and conducted by J.J. Johnson, includes the all time classic 'Across 110Th Street' by the one and only Bobby Womack!
V.A. - The Mood Mosaic 16 - The Hipsoulover
Al Sunny - Planets
Al Sunny
Planets
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Favorite)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two years after an acclaimed first album, Al Sunny and Favorite Recordings proudly present Planets, carrying on their collaboration and bringing it to another level.
Al Sunny is a young and talented singer/musician/composer emerging from the French soul music scene. During his conservatory studies, he refined his knowledge and confirmed his desire to write and compose. He quickly matured the music that he truly loves, inspired by artists such as Tim Maia, America, Al Green, and Al Jarreau. Giving birth to the majority of his compositions through his guitar, he always seeks to bring his songs’ melody to the forefront. During his studies he kept experiencing live performing on different scenes and confirmed his choice for a musical career, while also meeting many brilliant musicians, including Florian Pellissier, who later introduced him to Pascal Rioux and Favorite Recordings.
It resulted in 2017 in Time to Decide release, a dazzling first album establishing Al Sunny’s music and writing style, looking towards the 70s and 80s Westcoast movement, infused with Blue-Eyed-Soul, Pop and Folk flavors. Built on the same influences, Planets is made of 8 new compositions (including a CD and digital bonus), and is clearly a continuation of its cadet, asserting Al Sunny’s talent and singing skills.
Fully recorded live and analogic in Paris, this new album also stands out by an impressive level of production, faithful to some classics of the genre. Mixing catchy melodies, soulful vocals, warm and heavy bass, strong beat and beautiful guitars and keyboards harmonies, Planets just perfectly meets the AOR and Modern-Soul golden era standards.
Sudan Archives - Athena Bronze Marbled Vinyl Edition
Sudan Archives
Athena Bronze Marbled Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Stones Throw)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
She first emerged as an avant-garde violinist who channeled her playing through loop pedals. Then songwriter, vocal performer, and beatmaker. She's captivated audiences at festivals around the world, touring her trail-blazing EPs Sudan Archives (2017) and Sink (2018). Sudan's many identity coalesces in her debut album, Athena: a psychedelic, magnetic take on modern R&B.

"When I was a little girl, I thought I could rule the world," Sudan Archives announces in the sparse, string-plucked opening bars of Athena, on the strident "Did You Know". Her musicality and sense of self-belief developed as a young child in the church. Born Brittney Parks, but called Sudan from a young age, she moved around Cincinnati, Ohio many times as a child; religion and music were the most stable forces in her life. It was in church that Sudan began learning to play the violin by ear, participating in ensemble performances. "I remember begging my mom to get me a violin," she says. "From there I just never let it go – it felt like I had a purpose."

Growing up with a twin sister, Sudan also learned young that she was the "bad twin". Her stepdad – a one-time music industry executive – tried to turn the two into a pop duo when they were teenagers, but Sudan would miss rehearsals and curfew so frequently that the project was abandoned. Still, the experience was valuable: "My stepdad basically planted this whole idea of artistry as a career," she remembers. Though she left the band behind, Sudan clung onto the idea of pursuing music when she moved to Los Angeles at age 19. While studying and holding down two jobs, she would spend her spare time "fucking around with some beats and making some weird shit", which she released tentatively under the name Sudan Moon – a combination of her childhood nickname and her love of Sailor Moon. The ethereal quality of those early lo-fi, G-funk-inspired beats would eventually make its way into Sudan's current sound.

It was once she discovered ethnomusicology, and learned to incorporate the violin into her beats, that she really unlocked a new level. Cameroonian electronic music pioneer Francis Bebey was an early inspiration: "His music is so simple, and the way he combines strings and electronic music is such a vibe.” From there, she educated herself about other artists and ethnomusicologists, learning about the history of one-string fiddling in Ghana, Sudan, and all over the world, which "blew my mind". Now a fervent crate-digger with ambitions of studying ethnomusicology, she changed her artist name to Sudan Archives.

After she met with Stones Throw A&R and Leaving Records founder Matthewdavid, Peanut Butter Wolf signed her to Stones Throw. Her self-titled debut EP introduced the world to Sudan's fusion of North African-style fiddling, layered R&B harmonies, and pared-back production. Her second EP Sink was a resounding six-track statement that, according to Jenn Pelly at Pitchfork, saw Sudan "level up as a songwriter" — especially true of the bold self-love song "Nont For Sale".

Those EPs, Sudan says, were "like a haiku of what the album is". Athena is "more in your face, more confrontational – and that's also how I've grown as an artist. I used to be a hermit who would make beats in her bedroom, but now I'm working with other writers, producers and instrumentalists, I've learned how to communicate. It feels like I'm almost back in church." At first, it was tough for Sudan to cede any control in her creative process, but as she got stuck into the sessions with producers Wilma Archer (Jessie Ware, Nilufer Yanya), Washed Out, Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, Sampha, King Krule), and Paul White (Danny Brown, Charli XCX), she opened up. The resulting album, whittled down to 12 taut tracks from around 60, is her most ambitious work yet.

On the album's cover, she poses as a Greek goddess sculpted in bronze. Simultaneously at her most powerful — channelling the energy of her princess warrior heroes Xena and Sailor Moon — and her most vulnerable, Sudan challenges the viewer to see what's under the surface. "I'm naked!" she says. "I don't have anything to hide at all, it's all out there."
V.A. - AOR Global Sounds Volume 4
V.A.
AOR Global Sounds Volume 4
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Favorite)
21,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Favorite Recordings and Charles Maurice proudly present the 4th edition of the AOR Global Sounds compilations series: 14 rare and hidden tracks, produced between 1977 and 1986 in various parts of the world. Started in 2015, the AOR Global Sounds series was born from the will of Charles Maurice (aka Pascal Rioux) to share his longtime love for the AOR and WestCoast movement and highlight its influence for many artists in the late 70s and early 80s. In this 4th volume, he selected again highly forgotten productions, deeply infused with Disco and Soul flavors.
Half of the compilation’s tracklist is naturally coming from the US, homeland of this music style, but the other half is made of productions from all over the globe, from France, Belgium, Italy, to Mexico. And for most of these beautiful songs, it came from artists and bands rather unknown and often released as private press.
As an example, “Come Back” is the result of a music talent competition won by a student band named Parenthèse, gaining a full recording session in a professional studio and the production of a limited promotional 7inch vinyl, which still completely obscure til now. “Mellow Out” comes from the only album by Pacific Dreams, which was fully self-produced and released by its leader Tommy Sweet. Fernando Toussaint, however having quite a solid career and discography as a drummer and with his brother forming the Mexican Jazz-Funk band Sacbé, had solely one solo album released in very limited quantities on Discos Alebrije, a label directed by Alain Derbez. As for “Never Was Love” by Russ Long, despite becoming quite famous when recorded and sang by Judy Roberts, it’s still surprisingly undiscovered in its original version, taken from Russ’ beautiful album from 1982, Long On Jazz In Kansas City.
And we could detail stories like this for each of the titles included in AOR Global Sounds Vol.4, but our guessing is the best way to learn more about all these gems is to listen to it, fully remastered from originals, and whether your preference is for vinyl or CD formats.
V.A. - Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection
V.A. - Amplitude - The Hidden Sounds Of French Library (1978 - 1984)
V.A.
Amplitude - The Hidden Sounds Of French Library (1978 - 1984)
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Farfalla)
23,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 10.10.2022
Farfalla Records presents its new compilation Amplitude - The Hidden Sounds of French Library. 12 tracks exclusively recorded for professional use between 1978 and 1984 in France.

Dive into the universe of the early 1980s with colorful sounds and catchy rhythms from talented musicians from the French scene, composing and arranging both for library music and variety, and accompanying big names in French music.
Bootsy Collins - The Power Of The One
Betty Davis - Is This Love Or Desire Colored Vinyl Edition
Betty Davis
Is This Love Or Desire Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 1976 | US | Reissue (Light In The Attic)
36,99 €*
Release:1976 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 18.11.2022
Betty Davis was a musical maverick with vision. Image, substance, sex, and grit combined with a badass band that could deliver the funk bed backbone to the sultry music between the sheets. After cutting two notorious discs for the Just Sunshine label (Betty Davis and They Say I’m Different), and Nasty Gal for Island Records, Davis went to work on her most personal and expressive record yet. After capturing 10 hard-hitting tracks in 1976 at the remote Studio In The Country (Louisiana), a creative difference with her then label caused the platter to be unexpectedly shelved. Davis would cut one final album and soon retreat from the music business, completely disappearing from the public eye.

Is It Love Or Desire is a little-known gem in the Davis catalog. Mastered from the original tapes, and untouched for over 30 years, this release features detailed liner notes, the originally intended artwork housed in a lavishly packaged digipak, rare photos, archival material, and recent interviews with Davis and her skin-tight band Funk House.

Never bootlegged, never released, never heard until now, the secret story of this lost album will finally enter the history books and cement this bold soul sisters contributions to music and popular culture. Its time to get down…

Long live Betty Davis!
Stance Brothers, The - Changes / Gone
Engelwood - Jacuzzi Jams
Engelwood
Jacuzzi Jams
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Engelwood)
27,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 07.10.2022
The perfect soundtrack to your aquatic leisure. Jacuzzi Jams holds a delicate balance between Jazz, Funk and Lo-Fi, giving you a relaxing, mood-enhancing playlist to just to unwind in any setting.

Jacuzzi Jams comes pressed in a 2x 12” LP, 140gram colored vinyl arrangement.
Transport - Transport
Transport
Transport
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Albina Music Trust)
26,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In the summer of 1979, a Chicago DJ started a riot that killed disco overnight. Inciting fans to blow up disco records during a nationally televised major league baseball game, the cultural impact of Disco Demolition Night was felt globally. It even made waves in Portland, Oregon.

In the months to follow, clubs in the City of Roses were out to hire anything but disco. For Transport, hot nights as a stage-ready show band would fade to memory. First went the horns, then the vocalists, until all that remained was the rhythm section. The band's days were numbered or so it seemed.

But keyboardists Jimmy and Johnny Sanders were fiercely experimental. Freed from the disco formula, the brothers' exchange over synthesizers and other keyed instruments was electric. With drummer Towner Galaher, the group bore songs in homage to the fusion music ever present in Portland. Inspired by the national success of local groups like the Jeff Lorber Fusion, Tom Grant, and Dan Siegel, the band was reborn.

Months before signing a multi record deal with Geffen, Quarterflash's Marv and Rindy Ross offered Transport a shot at recording in their home studio. The group recorded over two sessions and soon shelved the tapes. Band members were summarily recruited by other acts shortly thereafter. The tapes have continued to sit.

Now over four decades later we hear this music. With tape restoration and mastering by Gus Elg, a calculated spitshine envelops the recording and positions listeners in the shag carpet-lined haze of a 1970s fusion session. With design by Eric W Mast, viewers can check out the aforementioned period upholstery through archival photography in the album's insert, depicting wall-to-wall shag gracing the booths at Mel Brown's Drum Shop.

Out of the gate, "Latin Summer" burns through with an urgency akin to The Gangsters - an album recorded by members of this band a decade prior. On the Funkadelic-fused "Chrome Dome," Jimmy Sanders continues to make use of the synthesizer, through squiggling tones and fried bursts, as well as on “Gospel Bridge,” a track that evokes Heavy Weather in its Pollock-like splashes of melody. Jeff Bruce's fretless bass brings a psych-propelled elasticity to the groove, adding a sinful undercurrent to “Time of My Life” - a languorous tune that could be a Head Hunters outtake - while giving “Song For Valerie” a playful Peaches & Herb-like wiggle.

Transport's output is staggering for a group entirely unreleased and but a drop in the bucket for Portland's cottage industry recording business of yesteryear. This installment in the group's catalog probes a layer deeper.
Brand New Heavies - Brand New Heavies Colored Vinyl Edition
The Rolling Stones & Muddy Waters - Live At The Checkerboard Lounge
Leon Thomas - Spirits Known And Unknown
Leon Thomas
Spirits Known And Unknown
LP | 1969 | UK | Reissue (BGP / Flying Dutchman)
22,99 €*
Release:1969 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Leon Thomas’ debut as a leader was this classic of spiritual jazz recorded for Bob Thiel’s Flying Dutchman label. Originally pressed in 1969, it features an all-star band including Pharoah Sanders (under the name Little Rock), Lonnie Liston Smith (piano), James Spaulding (alto sax), Cecil McBee (bass), Roy Haynes (drums) and Richard Landrum (bongos).

“Spirits Known And Unknown” features versions of ‘The Creator Has A Master Plan (Peace)’, the classic ‘Song For My Father’, ‘One’, ‘Echoes’ and the topical ‘Damn Nam (Ain’t Goin’ To Vietnam)’. Subtitled New Vocal Frontiers upon release, the rear sleeve noted that “Thomas is searching as far into himself as he can go for spirits known and unknown and is creating new dimensions of vocal expressiveness to bring these spirits – these feelings – into the experience of others.” The fact that this album is hailed as a classic shows that he succeeded.

Pressed on 180gm vinyl we have remained faithful to the original pressing replicating the Flying Dutchman label style and gatefold-sleeve.
V.A. - Chicago Boogie Volume 3
V.A.
Chicago Boogie Volume 3
12" | 2022 | US | Original (Star Creature)
27,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Chicago's Boogie Munster Crew teams up with Star Creature for it's third reissue compilation & it's another major piece of work. Compiled by TIM Zawada & Kool Hersh, the project picks up where the Chicago Boogie VOL 1&2 left off. A 4 tracker with DJ friendly touch ups, remastered & beefed up! Boogie FYI no tracklisting or sound samples until release.
Fred Wesley & The Jbs / Sweet Charles - Blow Your Head / Hang Out & Hustle
Flame N' King & The Bold Ones - Ain't Nobody Jivein' (Get Up Get Down) /Ho Happy Days Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
Flame N' King & The Bold Ones
Ain't Nobody Jivein' (Get Up Get Down) /Ho Happy Days Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
7" | 1976 | UK | Reissue (N.Y.C.S.)
14,24 €* 14,99 € -5%
Release:1976 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Perhaps one of the most enigmatic of artists on the Rare Soul scene must be Flame N' King aka Oscar Wayne Richardson Jr, who ran his various labels independently since the mid ‘60s. It was a surprise when the group surfaced again with a fantastic uptempo New York dance track in 1976 on the tiny N.Y.C.S. records. "Ho Happy Day" found immediate favour with the Modern Soul crowd, but it took the next 30 years for it to eventually become a Modern Soul anthem and cross over to a wider audience.

These days "Ho Happy Day" can be heard at numerous venues across the world and is a bigger floor-filler now than it was back in the 1970s. We're delighted to finally re-issue this classic on the original N.Y.C.S. imprint and watch it find even more audiences in 2022. An original copy will cost circa £250 these days, so there's already a heavy demand for this long-awaited re-issue.
Minoru Fushimi - Thanatos Of Funk
Minoru Fushimi
Thanatos Of Funk
LP | 1985 | EU | Reissue (180g)
24,99 €*
Release:1985 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Killer and cult shamisen electro funk from 1985 Japan!

Minoru "Hoodoo" Fushimi's impossible to find first album finally reissued for the first time ever.

Sound restoration, mastering and lacquer cut by Timmion Cutting Lab.

180g heavy vinyl pressing, reverse board print.

Comes with a 4 pages insert including the original hand-written insert/comic by Minoru Fushimi, with English translations.

Description:

Minoru “Hoodoo” Fushimi’s most wanted and impossible to find first album Thanatos Of Funk is finally reissued for the first time ever, in collaboration with Fushimi himself. Thanatos Of Funk is a milestone in Japan's underground music and electro funk/early hip hop history. Entirely self-produced, designed and distributed in 1985 by Fushimi, a high-school teacher by day and music experimenter by night, Thanatos Of Funk is a love-letter to counter-culture, DIY, drum machines and synthesizers blent with some killer shamisen and guitar playing. This is truly unique music. The LP, re-mastered and cut at the Timmion Cutting Lab, comes with the original hand-written comic by Fushimi, with English translations. Essential!
Reality - Disco Party
Reality
Disco Party
LP | 2022 | UK | Original (Jazzman)
22,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
We at Jazzman have already given legitimate release to albums that fell foul of the notorious '70s 'tax scam' practice, namely those by Sounds of the City Experience and Ricardo Marrero. It now gives us great satisfaction to present Reality's 'Disco Party' album, for the very first time in agreement with the surviving members of the band. Possibly the most obscure of all the obscurities in the TSG catalogue, 'Disco Party' isn't actually 'disco' at all, moreover it's a fully rounded excursion into mid-70s dancefloor funk and proto-disco-jazz, performed by a group of expert musicians at the height of their powers. Recorded in one long session in NYC, until now, bandleader Dr. Otto Gomez and the rest of his crew had never even heard the recordings they'd made almost 50 years ago. Indeed, none of the band even knew that their album had been released!

At Jazzman, we consider it our mission to shine new light on music that went under-appreciated at the time of its original release. There are many varied circumstances which can cause an otherwise great record to not do so well - for instance, poor budget, marketing, promo and sometimes just plain old bad luck. Perhaps the most unjust circumstance involves the tax loss releases of the mid-70s - records made purely to cheat a few dollars out of the tax man.

Here, along with restoring the music, we have dug deep into the backstory of the group, interviewing Gomez and others to find out exactly who this unheralded NYC funk orchestra were and what happened to them before and after the monumental session laid out on this record. Our liner notes tell the story of the TSG label and the 'tax loss' phenomenon, and we delve into the history of the band from their humble beginnings as the Smokin' Shades of Black(!) to the present day. We also find out exactly what it means to record some brilliant music - only to have it taken away - and discarded.
V.A. - The Mood Mosaic 18 - The Shape Of Things
V.A. - Wamono A To Z Volume III - Japanese Light Mellow Funk, Disco & Boogie 1978-1988 Black Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Wamono A To Z Volume III - Japanese Light Mellow Funk, Disco & Boogie 1978-1988 Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (180g)
26,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Active as a professional DJ in Japan since the late eighties, DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite is also a renowned remixer, compiler and producer. An avid record collector and an expert of the Wamono style, Yoshizawa published the Wamono A to Z records guide book in 2015 which instantly sold-out. The book unveiled a myriad of beautiful and rare records from a highly prolific, but still then unknown, Japanese groove scene.

After many years working as a record buyer for several stores, DJ Chintam opened his own Blow Up shop in 2018 in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. A member of the Dayjam Crew and a specialist of soul, funk, rare groove and disco music, Chintam is also an expert of the home-brewed Wamono grooves. He supervised and wrote the Wamono A to Z records guide book together with Yoshizawa.

For this third chapter of the acclaimed Wamono series, Yoshizawa and Chintam unheart some of the best and rarest light mellow funk tunes and disco boogie bangers produced in Japan between 1978 and 1988. Put the needle on the record, turn up the volume and dig right now into the Wamono sound - the cream of the Japanese jazz, funk, soul, rare groove and disco music developed throughout the years since the end of the sixties in Japan!
Mighty Mocambos, The - 2066 Gold Vinyl Edition
Roy Ayers - Chicago/D.C. City Record Store Day 2021 Edition
V.A. - Shaolin Soul Episode 4
V.A.
Shaolin Soul Episode 4
2LP+CD | 2018 | EU | Reissue (Because Music)
24,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The release comes in a standard sleeve.

Duke Ellington once said that there are 2 kinds of music: the good one and the bad one. With the compilation series “Shaolin Soul” we are always certain to be on the right side of the line since its 1st episode released in 1998 and which compiled two dozens of tracks sampled by RZA and the Wu-Tang Clan. Following a second episode in 2001 and a third one in 2014, the famous curator Uncle O is back to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Shaolin Soul series with a fourth episode compiling 22 tracks among the rarest and finest treats of soul music, because “everybody’s talking about the good ol’ days !”.
Hiatus Kaiyote - Mood Valiant Red / Black Vinyl Edition
Transport - Disco Fantasy Land
Transport
Disco Fantasy Land
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Albina Music Trust)
26,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"It's a place where people go, again and again. The name of the place is Disco Fantasy Land." These lyrics introduce the title track of this previously unreleased Transport album from 1978. Featuring members of The Gangsters, Ural Thomas’ 1960s band, and Nu Shooz, this group has been under the radar since its inception, only recently rediscovered by Albina Music Trust. Though much is unknown, it has been said that this short-lived band was a going concern among heavyweights in the yesteryear of Portland night life. With homemade fog machines and custom electrical light detail, Transport's take on disco-funk calls to mind the clavinet sound of Stevie Wonder’s peak period, the glistening groove of A Taste of Honey, and the mystic pastiche that is Dee D. Jackson's cult release, Cosmic Curves. For the first time on record, listeners can finally hear the sounds of this singular Pacific Northwest outfit. Tragically, in their heyday Transport rarely found themselves performing in the city's upscale downtown venues. As was common with Multnomah County's predominantly Black acts, Transport's star shimmered then faded quickly as thinly veiled, racist Olcc regulations circumvented the group's efforts to excel as working musicians in downtown night clubs. In effect, the band's music was redlined to within Portland's only predominantly Black neighborhood, Albina. This session captures Transport at its peak. Helmed by engineer Bob Stoutenburg of Recording Associates, the original session has been exhaustively restored from tape and mastered by Gus Elg. Archival performance photography as well as a reimagined vintage poster is included in the package. The LP features cuts like “Move Your Body To The Music,” an ecstatic, sizzling slap anchored by Narvy James' deep pocket and bass-in-your-face courtesy of Randy Monroe’s right thumb. "Stay With Me" features the band's manager, Larry Lovely, on lead vocals with heavenly gospel harmonies a la Rosalind Johnson and Regina Irving. And the album's title track unfolds like "2001: A Space Odyssey," with interlocking clavinet and synth washes devised by Albina's ubiquitous keyboard team, the Sanders brothers. Lastly, it is the band's reckoning with cult disco classic “Always There” that takes this record to the limit. Unfortunately, this incarnation of Transport was short-lived and the group split up not long after the recording. While their presence was felt among locals, this small chapter in the group's biography is now readily available for listeners worldwide. The name of the place is Disco Fantasy Land.
Betty Davis - They Say I'm Different Red Vinyl Edition
Betty Davis
They Say I'm Different Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 1974 | Reissue (Light In The Attic)
36,99 €*
Release:1974 / Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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* New Pressing On Red Colored Vinyl *Betty Davis' 1974 Sophomore Album They Say I'm Different Features A Worthy-Of-Framing Futuristic Cover Challenging David Bowie's Science Fiction Funk With Real Rocking Soul-Fire, Kicked Off With The Savagely Sexual "Shoo-B-Doop And Cop Him" (Later Sampled By Ice Cube). Her Follow Up Is Full Of Classic Cuts Like "Don't Call Her No Tramp" And The Hilarious, Hard, Deep Funk Of "He Was A Big Freak."
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - Axiom
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Axiom
2LP | 2020 | US | Original (Ropeadope)
37,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Axioms are essentially postulates from which an abstractly defined structure is based, a statement or proposition which is regarded as self-evidently true…Axioms serve as starting points for further reasoning and arguments. It’s difficult to find a more appropriate correlative to Jazz and Expansive Music.. Stretch Music, especially in a Live setting.’ (Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah) March 10th, 2020 was five short months that seem a lifetime ago. Chief Adjuah and his band were in a familiar place during an unfamiliar circumstance - New York City’s famed Blue Note as Covid19 uncertainty gripped the world. The chief, determined to stay the course and cognizant of risks, made the decision to press on and play. Much of Adjuah’s music thematically orbits ideas of the enduring power and courage of the individual and collective spirits. He, nor his septet would depart the venue without leaving as much strength and energy to the people as they could. Little did they (or we) know, this would be the last show for some time. Capturing this moment was precious; even more so now in the wake of the devastation of current events. ‘There’s a difference between hearing and listening. The intention to understand is present in listening. When you listen to our band, what you are hearing is the sound of listening’ (Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah) In recognition of his musical contributions Adjuah will also be featured in Bill & Ted Face the Music playing a Noble of the Future Council, leaders of a world saved by music. He also contributes his Trumpet sound to Louis Armstrong’s character throughout the Motion Picture which is set for release on the August 28th as well. Axiom is Chief Adjuah’s latest live recording and third live album. The previous two being Live at Newport released in 2008 and Ninety Miles Live at Cubadisco (with Stefon Harris and David Sanchez) in 2011. Five studio albums followed the latter, as Adjuah found full independent freedom in his collaboration with Ropeadope and the creation of his Stretch Music label. Axiom is a blistering set showcasing Ropeadope/stretch Music XXX 25.99 35.98 748926814041 Jazz None N
L-rkx077 11/6/2020 LP Calibro 35 - Ritornano Quelli Di (The Return of) (2xlp) Record Kicks reissues Calibro 35's in-demand second album ""Ritornano Quelli Di (The Return of)"". Record Kicks proudly announces the reissue of Calibro 35's second studio album ""Ritornano Quelli Di (The Return of)"" a part of a trilogy of reissues of the Italian cinematic funk combo first albums. Just like the reissue of the debut album ""Calibro 35"", ""Return Of"" will be available on a limited edition LP and digitally on a Deluxe Edition next November 6th. The digital Deluxe Edition includes 3 bonus tracks: the original recordings ""Svolta Sul Caso D'Amario"" and ""New York Solo Andata"" by Massimo Martellotta and a cover of the band Afterhours' ""I Milanesi Ammazzano Il Sabato"", cooked in a crime funk salsa. The second Calibro 35's album is another funk-filled journey through the grime-stricken underbelly of Italy's B-movie crime scene, full of fuzzed-out guitars, distorted organs, and dark, brooding bass lines. The attention to detail is staggering as always. Expect a heady brew of jazz, fuzz guitars and funky grooves that perfectly recreate a seedy world of undercover cops, femme fatales and car chases. Originally released in 2010 in Italy and USA the LP is highly in-demand by collectors and soundtrack aficionados worldwide and finally a reissue sees the light of day on a limited edition Gatefold LP that includes digital download of the new bonus tracks. Active since 2008, Calibro 35 enjoy a worldwide reputation as one of the coolest independent bands around. During their ten-year career, they were sampled by Dr. Dre on his ""Compton"" album as well as by Jay-Z and The Child of Lov & Damon Albarn, they shared stages worldwide with the likes of Roy Ayers, Muse, Sun Ra Arkestra, Sharon Jones, Thundercat and Headhunters and as unique musicians they collaborated with, among others, PJ Harvey, Mike Patton, John Parish and Stewart Copeland and Nic Cester (The Jet). Described by Rolling Stone magazine as ""the most fascinating, retro-maniac and genuine thing that happened to Italy in the last years"", Calibro 35 can now count on a number of aficiona
Michael Kiwanuka - KIWANUKA Black Vinyl Edition
Michael Kiwanuka
KIWANUKA Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Polydor)
31,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Michael Kiwanuka releases his third studio album on 25th October 2019. Store exclusive special edition format includes Kiwanuka pressed onto heavyweight pink vinyl and includes a bonus 7".

‘KIWANUKA’ was recorded in New York, LA and London. Michael returned to the studio with Danger Mouse and Inflo, the same production team that combined so magnificently on Love & Hate, KIWANUKA finds a new assuredness in Michael’s writing, and takes the basic sonic blueprint of that last record to a dizzying new realm.

Michael will tell you of his love for records that entwine their songs with incidental skits and shape-shifting spiralling outros, so the listener experience is almost that of listening to one long, dramatic song. KIWANUKA fulfils that winding, dream-like haze, unhurried.
KIWANUKA is Michael serving from the heart, from the mind, and from the soul.

On the album title, Michael explains “This album, it’s kind of a defiant thing; I’m engaging with who I am and I’m not going to have an alter ego, or become Sasha Fierce or Ziggy Stardust, even through everyone’s telling me I need to be this, that or the other. I can just be Michael Kiwanuka.”
Ghost Funk Orchestra - A Song For Paul Black Vinyl Edition
Ghost Funk Orchestra
A Song For Paul Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Karma Chief)
25,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ghost Funk Orchestra are a mystery. Plain and simple. Dirty, soulful production, verbed and fuzzed out guitars, mysterious vocals that feel like a lost score to a Quentin Tarantino film. The brainchild of one-man producer/musician/arranger Seth Applebaum, GFO is forging new territory and blurring the line between soul and psychedelic.
Sylvia Striplin - Give Me Your Love
Monophonics - Bang Bang / Thinking Black Black Vinyl Version
Gwen McCrae - Keep The Fire Burning / Funky Sensation
Rex Orange County - Apricot Princess Orange Vinyl Edition
Rex Orange County
Apricot Princess Orange Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Rex Orange County)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie, Pop
It all started at 16, going to the music Brit School, starting off as a drummer playing all kinds of genres before picking up a guitar as well as piano, realizing he had everything to make music. Within a year, he had released the raw, lo-fi and lush ‘bcos u will never be free’ filled with synths, guitar and gentle melodies. Releasing it all on Soundcloud, it was picked up by Tyler, The Creator and this led to a collaboration on the track “Boredom”, which is the opening to Tyler’s ‘Flower Boy’.

Rex Orange County’s recent album ‘Apricot Princess’ is the sound of falling in love. Over 10 sickly-sweet songs, Surrey-born musician Alex O’Connor encapsulates those butterflies-in-your-tummy feelings with lashings of jazzy piano and tales of tripping head-over-heels for someone. It is utterly joyous.
Cymande - Second Time Round
Cymande
Second Time Round
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited Edition for Record Store Day 2018! The brilliant second album from the legendary Cymande.
180 gram vinyl, mastered from original tapes, replica original artwork, official Mr Bongo reissue.
Licensed from John Schroeder Enterprises.
V.A. - Shaolin Soul Episode 3
V.A.
Shaolin Soul Episode 3
2LP+CD | 2001 | EU | Reissue (Because Music)
20,99 €*
Release:2001 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Legendary Deep Soul French compilation(s) featuring many Soul classics, sometimes forgotten, which have been sampled countless times by some of the biggest Hip-Hop acts.
V.A. - Shaolin Soul Episode 2
V.A.
Shaolin Soul Episode 2
2LP+CD | 2001 | EU | Reissue (Because Music)
24,99 €*
Release:2001 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Legendary Deep Soul French compilation(s) featuring many Soul classics, sometimes forgotten, which have been sampled countless times by some of the biggest Hip-Hop acts.
Bob James / David Matthews - Take Me To The Mardi Gras / Sandworms
Janko Nilovic - Pop Impressions
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 | Reissue (Now-Again)
34,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Reissue
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.
Jack McDuff - Sophisticated funk
The Winston Brothers - Drift Black Vinyl Edition
The Winston Brothers
Drift Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Colemine)
25,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Hot on the heels of their debut 45 released on Colemine Records, German funk powerhouse The Winston Brothers re-up with their first-ever full length LP. "drift" is the name of the game, presenting eleven versatile cuts to invite listeners on an all-instrumental trip back to the future of funk. But make no mistake: Though audibly steeped in the deep funk tradition, this retrophile outfit is anything but dusty. The Winston Brothers are a modular studio project by Hamburg-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Sebastian Nagel (The Mighty Mocambos, Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band) and drummer / percussionist extraordinaire Lucas Kochbeck (The Kbcs, Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, Hamburg Spinners). Industry veterans with a penchant for analog music production, the two combine a boom bap state of mind with well-rounded funk acumen and able frequent collaborators to create dynamic arrangements that are both an audible nod to the genre's past as well as a contemporary blend of like-minded organic styles. Lacing heavy drums with juicy breaks, headnodic grooves, scorching riffs and melodic instrumentation, "drift" draws on the raw energy inherent to `60s / `70s funk and takes it from there. Catchy, repetitive motifs gain musical momentum as they evolve into vibrant and autonomous soundscapes with a distinct drive of their own, ranging from incendiary to more laid-back and almost dreamlike. Strutting an irresistible bounce to their step, The Winston Brothers are poised to light up dance floors, river cruises and backyard BBQs alike. Catch our drift?
Weldon Irvine - Time Capsule
Weldon Irvine
Time Capsule
LP | 1973 | JP | Reissue (P-Vine)
39,99 €*
Release:1973 / JP – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 07.10.2022
The impact of Weldon Irvine’s music across a wealth of genres cannot be overstated with his piano playing and compositions regularly handed down through generations, and influencing new waves of musicians. Artists like Q-Tip and Mos Def are noted admirers of the jazz-funk artist, and the distinct sounds of Irvine can be heard in the tapestry of the 90s sound via samples appearing in key records of the jazz hip-hop movement and beyond.

Time Capsule was originally released in 1973, and is keen to strike up a conversation with the listener as social commentary and poetic reflections signpost the way through its otherworldly jazz. Early tracks like 'Feelin’ Mellow' see a contemplative Weldon brew a satisfying blend of soul with lovingly warm vocal harmonies and gliding instrumentation. In contrast, other windows into the mind of Weldon like the meandering 'Watergate - Don’t Bug Me!,' are as much a virtuoso display of his bouncing creativity, as a charting of the rocky political climate at the time.

P-vine is thrilled to be releasing Time Capsule as a limited edition LP with a newly remastered audio, and an iconic Japanese obi strip attached.
Tru-Tones - Power Struggle Black Vinyl Edition
Tru-Tones
Power Struggle Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1980 | US | Reissue (Not Dark Yet)
28,99 €*
Release:1980 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
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Reissued for the first time ever, Power Struggle is one of the grails of tropical record collectors. Incredible dancefloor disco, once edited by Roger Thornhill and now selling for close to $100, this is the first time the original aragement of “dancing” has been re-released. No filler, a great listen from begining to end and one that doesn’t turn up often in good condtion. Highly Recomended, great from start to end.
V.A. - The Mood Mosaic Volume 3 - The Sexploitation
V.A.
The Mood Mosaic Volume 3 - The Sexploitation
2LP | 1997 | EU | Reissue (Mood Mosaic)
34,99 €*
Release:1997 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 30.09.2022
Yellow vinyl reissue of the third volume of the 1997 "The Mood Mosaic" series. Contains the unforgettable French Kiss by Lil Louis, a 7 minute version.
The Fatback Band - Do The Bus Stop Funk Mix / Fatback
The Fatback Band
Do The Bus Stop Funk Mix / Fatback
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Octoposse)
13,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 30.09.2022
Octoposse delve deep in the disco funk vaults once again, bringing two previously unreleased 7” versions of The Fatback Band’s stone-cold classic to the surface. Featured from the original 1975 session recordings, the drum-break 45 version of ’Do The Bus Stop’ coupled with the exclusive instrumental mix. A top choice pick amongst this seasons soul-funk-disco anthems on 45.
Reno And The Chosen 3 - Soul Bagg
Reno And The Chosen 3
Soul Bagg
7" | 2022 | UK | Reissue (Tramp)
9,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Sleazy hammond B3 organ funk instrumental on Side A and a furious R&B funky-soul vocal track on the flip.
George Riley - Running In Waves
Louis Cole - Quality Over Opinion
Esther Marrow - Newport News, Virginia
Esther Marrow
Newport News, Virginia
LP | 1970 | UK | Reissue (BGP / Flying Dutchman)
22,99 €*
Release:1970 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Esther Marrow began singing professionally in the early 60s. Her big break came in 1965 when she was asked by Duke Ellington to take part in his ground-breaking Concert of Sacred Music at the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Marrow toured with the Duke Ellington Band as well as Harry Belafonte and came to the attention of Bob Thiele who recorded and released this debut album on his Flying Dutchman label in 1969.

Musically, it’s a compelling mix of funk and soul, occupying similar terrain to Alice Clark’s great album that was released on Mainstream in 1972. For example, Jesse Stone’s ‘Money Honey’ is given a crunching funk arrangement and is one of three tracks that tempt collectors to pay big money for an original copy; ‘Walk Tall’ and ‘Chains Of Love’ are the other two. ‘Chains Of Love’ was originally recorded in Detroit by J.J. Barnes and became a Northern Soul classic. ‘Walk Tall’ is one of the album’s highlights and features music originally written by pianist Joe Zawinul and performed by Cannonball Adderley, with lyrics by James Rein and Morrow. It has become something of a jazz standard, but no version ever bettered this original track.

Add to the mix the lush string driven power of ‘Peaceful Man’, ‘Mama’ and a tilt at the classic ‘What A Wonderful World’ and you have a truly wonderful album.

Pressed on 180gm vinyl, we have remained faithful to the original pressing replicating the Flying Dutchman label style and gatefold sleeve.
Ben Harper - Bloodline Maintenance
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