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Sundown - Spaced Outta Place
Sundown
Spaced Outta Place
7" | 1980 | US | Reissue (Parkside)
13,99 €*
Release:1980 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sound Signature is proud to present a re-issue of the 7-inch single from Sundown titled "Spaced Outta Place". Composed by Amp Fiddler, Spaced Outta Place was originally released in 1981 on Parkside Records.
Fuzzy Haskins - Radio Active Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
Fuzzy Haskins
Radio Active Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
LP | 1976 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
38,99 €*
Release:1976 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 500 copies with obi strip. P-funk classic from 1978. Solo Album By Parliament/Funkadelic co-founder Fuzzy Haskins. Featuring a Tom Moulton Mixed Track. First ever vinyl reissue. Comes with insert/liner notes, A co-founder of the P-Funk movement, Clarence Eugene 'Fuzzy' Haskins was born in West Virginia in 1941 and started as a singer in the doo-wop vocal group The Parliaments, led by George Clinton in the late 1950s. He was a founding member of the groundbreaking and influential 1970s funk bands Parliament-funkadelic. Fuzzy Haskins toured and appeared on P-Funk albums as a singer, and occasionally as a guitarist, throughout the 1970s. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997.

Despite the success of Mothership Connection, Fuzzy Haskins was growing frustrated that his songs were no longer being featured on albums by Funkadelic and Parliament. He also watched as Bootsy Collins, a relative newcomer to the family, embarked upon a solo career. This added to Haskins’ frustration and at the height of P-Funk's popularity, Fuzzy left the ensemble to pursue a solo career.

Fuzzy Haskins released two landmark solo albums on Westbound Records: ‘A Whole Nother Thang’ in 1976 and ‘Radio Active’ in 1978. With his brand of earthy & heavyweight funk, Fuzzy Haskins’ solo works fits right in with many of the other great P-Funk side projects and was sampled by renowned artists and acts from the likes of Prince, The Prodigy, N.W.A and Fatboy Slim.

On the album we are presenting you today (Radio Active from 1978) you’ll find eight sublime tracks written (or co-written) by Mr. Haskins himself and recorded by Richard Becker at the legendary PAC 3 Recording Studios in Dearborn, Michigan where classic albums from Norman Feels and Dennis Coffey were born. One of the tracks (Woman) was personally mixed for the album by Tom Moulton (the originator of musical revolutions like ‘the remix’, ‘the breakdown section’ and the ‘12inch single vinyl format’).

Fuzzy switched between drums and guitar, while taking charge of the lead vocals and production, he was accompanied in the studio by an all-star musician line-up of P-Funk family members such as Jerome ‘Bigfoot’ Brailey (drums), Cordell ‘Boogie’ Mossom (bass), Gary Shider & Michael Hampton (guitars), Glen Goins (piano, drums & guitar)…and of course the fantastic Mr. Bernie Worrell on keyboards. Besides these Parliament/Funkadelic alumni, also present on the recordings are Bruce Nazarian (The Temptations) on Moog and Jazz pianist Gary Schunk (known for his collaborations with Marcus Belgrave & Wendell Harrison).

The result of all this musicianship was a record that oozed quality. Despite the quality of the music (and just like with ‘A Whole Nother Thang’) the album didn’t sell the vast quantities that were projected and didn’t reach the audience it deserved.

‘Radio Active’ is filled with keyboard-driven spacey funk, sharp hooks, popping bass-lines, JB styled soulful (yet sexy) vocals, a hint of disco, fantastic guitar build-ups and breaks that make you shake…a true gem that deserves a place in your record collection (mint vinyl copies are hard to find and pricey these days). If you are a Funkateer…this one’s for you!

Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the First ever vinyl reissue of ‘Radio Active’ since 1978 (the year the record was originally released on Westbound Records).

This unique album comes as a deluxe 180g vinyl edition (strictly limited to 500 copies) with obi strip and features the original artwork created by virtuoso Ronald Edwards (known for his graphic work with Parliament-Funkadelic, Bootsy Collins, Fred Wesley, George Clinton, Maceo Parker, Bernie Worrell, Fishbone…and countless others). To top it all off, this release also includes an insert featuring the original liner notes written in 1994 by renowned author and producer Rob Bowman (Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Marvin Gaye) who reflects on Fuzzy Haskins’ two solo albums. Released exclusively for Record Store Day 2022 (UK & Europe) and available in participating stores on April 23, 2022. This Rsd22 release is not available to stores located in the US. There will be a regular North American edition for this album coming out as well in May!
Lady Blackbird - Black Acid Soul Blue Vinyl Edition
Lady Blackbird
Black Acid Soul Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Foundation Music)
50,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The debut album Black Acid Soul from Lady Blackbird is one of the standouts of the year. It's instant and within a minute you are hooked. Think Nina Simone, Hot Buttered Soul-era Isaac Hayes, Billie Holiday and Chaka Khan with critics drawing comparisons to Adele, Amy and Celeste, Lady Blackbird’s distinct and beguiling talent is not one to be missed. Gilles Peterson called her "the Grace Jones of Jazz".
Tropical Combo, The - Jungle Fever
Tropical Combo, The
Jungle Fever
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Aldente)
12,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
French label Aldente presents their new soul tropical single. On flute, you'll find Jazzamar from the Brazilian Electronic Jazz Combo "Nu Tropic" associated with french beatmaker Lord Funk under the name "The Tropical Combo".

The A side entitled "Jungle Fever" speaks for itself, somewhere between "An Elephant Called Slowly" and "The Chackachas".
The B side "Incredible Bongo Flute" is an uptempo track as a tribute to the classic "Apache" with hot bongos, congas & flute. Put the needle on the record and this soul tune will make you think of a cypher with B-Boys. Join the battle and make a break!
Mamas Gun - Cure The Jones
Yvette Michele - I'm Not Feeling You / Every Night & Every Day
V.A. - For The Love Of You
100% Pure Poison - Coming Right At You
100% Pure Poison
Coming Right At You
LP | 1974 | EU | Reissue (P-Vine)
35,14 €* 36,99 € -5%
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The sole album released in 1974 from this almighty group of nine musicians lead by Chicago native Danny Leake continues to turn up in the hands of the most determined collectors for good reason. Formed in the most unlikely of circumstances as a group of American military workers stationed in Germany, the band made one dazzling leap onto the frontline of soul before promptly disbanding and never looking back. As with all records that get marked with the coveted 'rare' status, what we don't know about the record outweighs what we do, but as the needle fits the groove on album opener "You Keep Coming Back," and the vocal and instrumental harmonies build into a frenzy, the addictive joy of the record takes hold for repeated listens. P-vine is delighted to be bringing this album back from the vaults for a limited pressing fitted with a unique Japanese obi strip.

After the opener rich with soul, "No More City, No More Country" changes pace with a psychedelic funk jam that blossoms into a piece of spiritual jazz and social commentary of 70s America. "Windy C" is an album highlight and kicks off the B-side with a lost funk classic where the individual talents of Steve Maxwell's organ playing, Leake's guitar and John Jackson's percussion all combine to make the deftest of touches count. The wealth of compositional talent behind the album contributes to its varied sound, and the might behind Marvin Daniels' vocals and trumpet playing joins Leake on the songwriting credits with producer Rick Hartung. Leake would later make his name as the trusted sound engineer of Stevie Wonder, but his roots as the mythical bandleader of 100% Pure Poison lives on in the books of rare record folklore.
Durand Jones & The Indications - Private Space Black Vinyl Edition
Durand Jones & The Indications
Private Space Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Dead Oceans)
21,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Private Space, the group's third album, is a previously untapped vibe at the heart of The Indications. Pushing beyond the boundaries of the funk and soul on their previous releases, Private Space unlocks the door to a wider range of sounds and launches boldly into a world of synthy modern soul and disco beats dotted with strings. It's an organic, timeless record that's as fresh as clean kicks and familiar as your favorite well-worn LP. Developed after being apart for much of the year, Private Space is creatively explosive and delights in upending expectations. Its 10 tracks are both an escapist fantasy and a much-needed recentering after a tumultuous 2020. Throughout, The Indications highlight a collective resiliency - as well as the power of a good song to be a light in the darkness. Durand Jones and The Indications have long provided the soulful soundtrack for such deep thoughts, both on stage and on your turntable. But as the world slowly resets from the chaos of the past year, Durand Jones and The Indications' Private Space is arriving at just the right time.
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.”
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!
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.
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.
Marvin Gaye - Collected Black Vinyl Edition
Marvin Gaye
Collected Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Music On Vinyl)
32,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The pop world lost one of the most important soul singers ever to grace the world on 1st April 1984. Marvin Gaye has left behind a series of fantastic hits plus a big handful of tracks which deserve the title of masterpiece, all Collected on this album.
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"
Trevor Dandy - Is There Any Love
Trevor Dandy
Is There Any Love
7" | 2015 | US | Original (Numero Group)
11,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A branch pruned from West Indian-born Trevor Dandy’s 1970 LP Don’t Cry Little Tree, “Is There Any Love” is the stand out track from our 10th release, Good God: A Gospel Funk Hymnal. Produced by composer Paul Zaza in his basement studio in Toronto’s Etobicoke municipality, the socially turned-on Don’t Cry was intended to be sold to Dandy’s congregation. When Dandy failed to hit his promised sales goal of 2000, most of the pressing was relocated to the dump. “Is There Any Love” has since gone on to be sampled by a plethora of artists, including Kid Cudi, Ghostface Killah, Monsters of Folk, and Common. In 2009 we pressed up 200 copies of a one sided version of Dandy’s signature tune in conjunction with United Record Pressing and gave most of them away. It has since become one of the most in demand 45s Numero has ever issued. This unlimited repressing ups the ante slightly, as we’ve added an identical second “bonus” side for discerning DJs and home hifi enthusiasts alike to add their own cue burns, scuffs, and scratches to.
Jack McDuff - Sophisticated funk
Lroy & Suckaside - Toxic Funk Volume 8
Lroy & Suckaside
Toxic Funk Volume 8
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Breakbeat Paradise)
12,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Breakbeat Paradise Recording is back with another big edition of the epic Toxic Funk 7-inch donut series. This time we welcome back producer duo Suckaside along with Lroy who has cooked up a pair of timeless Toxic Funkbangers..

As with the other volumes of the Toxic Funk we are looking to bring back that classic vibes of soul and funk and mix it with just enough beats and breaks to make it sounds current.

Lroy kicks things off with the big soul groover Second Warning with some smooth soul sister vocals and some boom bap beats. Timeless joint that will get the party bumping at any house party or funky establishment who wants to set a groovy vibe.

Following up on the flipside we see the producer duo Suckaside aka Sucka Timmy and DJ B-side doing their funky thing on the soulful banger: Let the Music Play. Suckaside has taken the electronic funk scene by storm lately with their spot on funk edits of classic joints that everybody forgot about. Head on over to their Bandcamp page to fill up you trunk with funk.

Once again Breakbeat Paradise Recordings is on point to deliver you the funkiest soul and breaks available anywhere out there…
Scone Cash Players - Brooklyn To Brooklyn Colored Vinyl Edition
Scone Cash Players
Brooklyn To Brooklyn Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Daptone)
25,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 16.09.2022
Daptone Records is proud to present Brooklyn to Brooklin, the Scone Cash Players inaugural release on Daptone Records. Longtime Daptone Hammond ace, Adam Scone was seduced when his traveling performances brought him from Brooklyn, New York to Brooklin, Brasil, where he found a trove of new love and music. Produced by Bosco Mann, and featuring Jimmy James (True-Loves, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio) on guitar and Neal Sugarman (Sugarman 3, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings) on tenor sax the group took this newfound inspiration into the studio and tracked some of the freshest soulful music we've heard in some time.

With help from his intergalactic choir, the opening track, "Cold 40's", leaps out of the speakers with the screaming organ sound that has put Scone on the short list of goto organ players. The Hammond then gives way to a dreamy, funky groove that's perfectly seasoned with ethereal background vocals that will transport you to a place where summer is on repeat. "Brooklyn to Brooklin” brings you deep into a fever-dream of tropical rhythms and seductive flourishes of psychedelia, sure to delight dancers and dreamers alike. Come take a trip!
Saib - Unwind
Saib
Unwind
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Jakarta)
20,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 16.09.2022
Berlin-based, Casablanca-born multi-instrumental producer and creative tour de force Saib presents his LP “Unwind,” a sunny, tropical-flavored sonic voyage that includes features from Hip Hop OG Masta Ace and Rotterdam producer Ødyssee,
Lewis Connection, The - The Lewis Connection
Lewis Connection, The
The Lewis Connection
LP | 1979 | JP | Reissue (P-Vine)
39,99 €*
Release:1979 / JP – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Lewis Connection was a Soul / Funk band from Minneapolis whose self-titled LP may have been lost to the vaults were it not for their peculiar historical connection - the first appearance of Prince as a guest performer. The song in question, "Got To Be Something Here," features Prince on background vocals and guitar, but there's far more packed into this early record of what would become the signature Minneapolis funk sound. There's bustling energy across these tracks with enticing funk hooks, instrumental variety, and mood-heightening extended jams. P-vine is thrilled to present The Lewis Conection with a newly remastered limited edition LP with obi strip attached.
Bootsy Collins - The Power Of The One
The Capprells & Sul Brothers Band - The Inner Thumb
The Capprells & Sul Brothers Band
The Inner Thumb
7" | 1970 | UK | Reissue (Psychedelic Breaks & Beats)
12,99 €*
Release:1970 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Brand new label, Psychedelic Breaks & Beats, aims to uncover the rarest of rare breaks and beats and kicks off with two absolute diamonds. The pick for side A was inspired by DJ Bee, cutting up doubles of the original on Twitch, “Close Your Eyes” by The Capprells & Sul Brothers Band is a drum heavy funk banger – original copies on the Bano label go for £200+ Flip to side B for the eclectic “Soul Submarine” by The Inner Thumb aka DJMeDJYou lifted from the soundtrack "Soul Ecstasy” or should I say fake soundtrack, as the movie never existed! As played by Kenny Dope in one of his funk mixes – this label is gonna produce some collectable 45s don’t sleep! Original label art by graffiti artist, Opium, from Italy.
Guy Cuevas - Total Cuevas
Guy Cuevas
Total Cuevas
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Libreville)
28,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Libreville Records presents Totāl Cuevas, a seminal compilation album of legendary DJ Guy Cuevas's own music. Guy Cuevas is a French-Cuban writer, musician, and DJ, pioneer of the art of modern DJing. A key figure on the Paris night scene, Guy Cuevas gained a cult status as the resident DJ of the mythical nightclub Le Palace, gathering thousands of people every night under his booth, shepherding them with his music towards euphoria. He also collaborated with a great number of Fashion brands, such as Yves Saint Laurent, Kenzo, Dior, Hermès and many more. In the early 80s, Guy Cuevas released a handful of records, channeling his hedonism and natural grandeur into his sound, creating a unique music of his own. Totāl Cuevas brings together music from his three singles Ebony Game (1981), Obsession (1982), and Gallo Negro (1984), and includes previously unreleased alternate mixes. Guy Cuevas’s most iconic output, "Obsession - The Nassau Mix" (mixed by François K) gets a fresh new reboot with "Obsession - The Paris Version". Remastered from the master tapes.
Surprise Chef - Velodrome
Surprise Chef
Velodrome
7" | 2022 | US | Original (Big Crown)
13,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Big Crown is proud to present the first 7" offering from Surprise Chef, the newest band signed to the label. Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, these guys caught our ear with their unique sound and approach. They are something of a funky blend of Jazz, Hip Hop, and Soul with a shade of David Axelrod which all comes out their own. These two tunes on this 45 are a taste of what is to come.The A side "Velodrome" starts out with a heavy drum break and an earworm synth line guaranteed to have you humming it long after the song is over. The intro gives way to beautiful and tasteful arrangements showing their music prowess as well as their ear for restraint.The B side "Spring's Theme" is a gorgeous and moody instrumental ballad that starts out with guitar that plays cat & mouse with the percussion until they decide to give the drummer some. Again, they run through arrangements that link together like chapters in a book taking the listener through a myriad of energies that all fit together...
Hot Chocolate - Hot Chocolate Brown Vinyl Edition
Hot Chocolate
Hot Chocolate Brown Vinyl Edition
LP | 1971 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:1971 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Not to be confused with English commercial funk outfit, Lou Ragland's Hot Chocolate trio steamed out of the Cleveland scene in the early '70s powered by their own recipe of groove-forward R&B. Housed in a replica jacket showcasing Dick Dugan's ubiquitous cartooning, Numero is proud to present the first American repressing of this Forest City touchstone since its original release; a steaming mugful of funkier-than-thou tunes from the incomparable Ragland songbook. Hot is, after all, funk's ideal serving temperature.
DJ Tron - Cloudburst Orange Vinyl Edition
Janko Nilovic & The Soul Surfers - Maze Of Sounds
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (Original Detroit Mix)
Marvin Gaye
What's Going On (Original Detroit Mix)
LP | 2021 | JP | Original (HMV Record Shop)
61,99 €*
Release:2021 / JP – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
We are pleased to announce the reissue of the fantastic 'what's Going ON' (original Detroit Mix), which was released in 2001 as a double CD as a Delux Edition including unreleased material and became a hot topic among not only soul lovers but also many music listeners!

There was a source that had been mastered in Detroit, MOTOWN's home base, before the original source (which was mastered in Los Angeles on May 6, 1971) that is currently available in the market. The arrangement is so raw and rough that it seems to have vacuum-packed the atmosphere of the studio and the world at the time of recording, and the more you listen to this album, the more you will be amazed.
Ozan Ata Canani - Warte Mein Land, Warte HHV Exclusive Beige Vinyl Edition
9th Creation, The - Bubble Gum / Rule Of Minds
9th Creation, The
Bubble Gum / Rule Of Minds
7" | 2021 | UK | Original (Dynamite Cuts)
13,59 €* 16,99 € -20%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Dynamite Cuts 45s series is proud to release two Funk n Soul super-sassy, sexy Killers by 9th Creation both taken from the mega rare LP “Bubble Gum”.

Both tracks are first time on 7” vinyl “Bubble Gum” b/w “Rule of mind” Massive hip-hop samples and rare-groove club tracks. This release will be in two parts black vinyl x500 and a limited x150 numbered Orange vinyl

A – “Bubble Gum” – Hip Hop; sexy, dirty funk, classic rare groove. Just the Real Thang….genius track. Sampled by ‘Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth’; also, by ‘Artefacts’

B – “Rule Of Minds” – Mid-tempo funk n soul groove, with soulful vocals, and a classic sample. What more do you need for First time on 45?Sampled by 3rd Base; Black Moon and The Alchemist
Piper - Sunshine Kiz Blue Vinyl Edition
Piper
Sunshine Kiz Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 1984 | US | Reissue (Ship To Shore)
28,99 €*
Release:1984 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Riding high on the success of Gentle Breeze, PIPER was eager to put out more new material. Keeping the same members and guest musicians, the band used its excitement and forward momentum – aided no doubt by its ever-growing experience and taste for experimentation – to produce its next album, Sunshine Kiz, within the tiny span of six months. And despite seeing no change in personnel for these latest efforts, PIPER’s musicality was constantly evolving.

Perhaps most obviously, Sunshine Kiz showed the band beginning to break away from its signature style. Instrumentals were no longer the focus as more vocal-centric tracks made their way to the fore. Sunshine Kiz turned out to be a “song album,” and its lyric sheet saw a substantial increase in the number of words. A Drumulator replaced the LinnDrums, and the programmed percussion suddenly sounded more natural. Some songs actually featured live drumming, abandoning programmed beats altogether.

It could be said that this all amounted to, at least partially, a return to PIPER’s roots. Or, maybe more accurately, it was something like PIPER circa 1981 filtered through the signature sound the band had forged with their two Breeze albums of 1983. The title track on Sunshine Kiz was released as their second-ever single – their first since “Far Away” from their debut album. And with this new single there even came a music video.
Sault - 7
Sault
7
LP | 2019 | UK | Reissue (Forever Living Originals)
23,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie, Pop
The second album of Sault follows their debut "5" which came out just three months prior to this one. Heads all over the world were still in awe of "5", when all of a sudden "7" dropped. Now, by the end of 2020, they are four critically acclaimed albums deep into buiding their own legacy.
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Garfield Fleming - Don't Send Me Away / You Got Dat Right
Garfield Fleming
Don't Send Me Away / You Got Dat Right
12" | 1981 | EU | Reissue (Becket)
16,99 €*
Release:1981 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
A multi genre-busting release that has transcended most dance scenes from Modern Soul, Rare Groove, Crossover and Boogie to become perhaps the most in-demand '80s record on the current collectors scene. 12 Inch copies are now routinely trading hands for £300+... if you can find one!
The popularity of "Don't Send Me Away" was recently confirmed when a YouTube clip of Garfield himself, performing "Don't Send Me Away" at a Paris record stall in late 2018, went viral with over 2,000,000 views to date.
"Don't Send Me Away" is quite simply one of the most in-demand records in the world right now.
Bosq of Whiskey Barons - Love And Resistance
Bosq of Whiskey Barons
Love And Resistance
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Ubiquity)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Bosq’s aptly titled third full-length effort “Love & Resistance” is a collection of songs that reflect a producer’s continuing emergence by diving deeper into his influences. The strains of Afro and Latin flavors are interwoven and still heavily permeate but the underlying groove and rhythms have taken on a more modern, jazz-funk and disco-soul vibe with nods to Bobby Caldwell, Roy Ayers, the Mizell brothers and Nile Rodgers’ Chic.
Originally based out of Boston, MA but now calling Medellin, Colombia home, Bosq's new surroundings have inspired him to create his most diverse and creative album to date. Already featuring the top tune “Can’t Seem To Hide” with Megan Doherty that made a splash off the gates as the first single from the album (10/10 rating from Mixmag), the whole album is soldered together with each track being a single-worthy release in it’s own right. Featuring guest vocalists on all but one of the tunes including frequent collaborators Kaleta, and Nicole Willis, along with Ray Lugo who’s known for his work in Kokolo and Boogaloo Destroyers. LA based singer Induce and new duo Lucid Paradise (E da Boss & Ishtar) along with vocalist Bruno Morais whose classic Brazilian voice is reminiscent of Jorge Ben round out the cast of Bosq’s most vocally varied album work to date, reflecting both his growth as an artist and his willingness to push his own sonic boundaries.
A relentless work ethic fused with a broad and varied music palette all attuned to the groove and a focus on making folks move has led to numerous remix projects, most recently with legendary Benin-based Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou. With a steadily growing fan base and reputation amongst fellow artists and musicians, Bosq’s immediate future is already laden with releases lined up for Fania and his collaborative effort Body Music alongside The Rapture’s Vito Roccoforte.
Curtis Harding - Soul Power
Curtis Harding
Soul Power
LP | 2014 | EU | Reissue (Anti)
23,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Curtis Harding says that soul music, and his music, speak for themselves. It's self-evident on the Atlanta artist's debut, Soul Power. The driving sound of his electrified Stratocaster, the foot-stomping backbeat and the lyrics swimming in reverb -- with something this flourishing, it's almost reductive to just dig around the roots. Harding's style was born in Michigan and bred on the road, a restless childhood spent singing gospel alongside an evangelizing mother, then cultivated in Atlanta, where he sang backup for CeeLo Green and befriended the Black Lips (he plays with Cole Alexander in Night Sun).
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis
Curtis Mayfield
Curtis
LP | 1970 | EU | Reissue (Rhino)
21,99 €*
Release:1970 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
180 gram vinyl, cut from the original masters!
Sudan Archives - Natural Brown Prom Queen Colored Vinyl Edition
Sudan Archives
Natural Brown Prom Queen Colored Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2022 | US | Original (Stones Throw)
33,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 09.09.2022
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.
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!
Ben Harper - Bloodline Maintenance
Scone Cash Players - Brooklyn To Brooklyn Black Vinyl Edition
Scone Cash Players
Brooklyn To Brooklyn Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Daptone)
25,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 16.09.2022
Daptone Records is proud to present Brooklyn to Brooklin, the Scone Cash Players inaugural release on Daptone Records. Longtime Daptone Hammond ace, Adam Scone was seduced when his traveling performances brought him from Brooklyn, New York to Brooklin, Brasil, where he found a trove of new love and music. Produced by Bosco Mann, and featuring Jimmy James (True-Loves, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio) on guitar and Neal Sugarman (Sugarman 3, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings) on tenor sax the group took this newfound inspiration into the studio and tracked some of the freshest soulful music we've heard in some time.

With help from his intergalactic choir, the opening track, "Cold 40's", leaps out of the speakers with the screaming organ sound that has put Scone on the short list of goto organ players. The Hammond then gives way to a dreamy, funky groove that's perfectly seasoned with ethereal background vocals that will transport you to a place where summer is on repeat. "Brooklyn to Brooklin” brings you deep into a fever-dream of tropical rhythms and seductive flourishes of psychedelia, sure to delight dancers and dreamers alike. Come take a trip!
Roger Damawuzan - Fine Fine
Roger Damawuzan
Fine Fine
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Hot Casa)
10,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 02.09.2022
Since his introduction in the 60’s, Roger Damawuzan has lit stages on fire, whether it be with The Rickers Orchestra or with The Melo-Togo Orchestra (taking home 2nd place for the first National Festival of Tologese Music). His first 7" vinyl Wait For Me is a holy grail for diggers all around the world. It was such a hit that Togolese music is and will forever be stamped by Roger Damawuzan. He was principal in introducing Gazo, Akpesse and Kamou rhythms to modern day soul music. Relentless and unstoppable, Roger Damawuzan is now making a comeback with a heavy funk 7 inch! This release contains an unreleased single from the album Seda , which will be available on October 14th 2022. Such a force of nature, this album could have been only captured, if not mastered, by one studio. Such mission was accomplished by the legendary studio Otodi (Office Togolese of Disks) by utilizing solely analog equipment to translate and to breath all of Damawuzan’s soul into this album. Roger Damawuzan could have been supported by only one group. Led by Peter Solo, the members of the Vaudou Game and Lomé’s most talented musicians are at Damawuzan’s disposal for this new soul DJ friendly vinyl.
Step By Step - I Always Wanted To Be In The Band
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 26.08.2022
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!
Scone Cash Players - Blast Furnace! Black Vinyl Edition
Scone Cash Players
Blast Furnace! Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Colemine)
25,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Hammond Organ is lead singer on this soulful and orchestral journey about industrial decay and the death of the steel town. Deep from the rusted steel mills of Youngstown Ohio, we bring you the much-anticipated reissue of the melting debut from the Scone Cash Players. It's the same organist that brought you the screaming organ on all those Daptone favorites from The Sugarman Three. Scone was behind that organ bench on the modern classics as follows. "Sugar's Boogaloo", "Soul Donkey", "Pure Cane Sugar", and "What the World Needs Now." Adam Scone entered the studio on Dunham Street in Brooklyn. He was wearing a blue Adidas jump suit. The studio had just opened. At the helm were his old compadres from The Dap-Kings. Namely Thomas Brenneck, Eric Kalb, Homer Steinweiss and lan Hendrickson-Smith. They make up the "Bliss Machine" behind Scones's groove. It was a truly rare moment to catch these masters of music and taste in between tours of Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley. Tommy put the mics around. Scone powered up the organ. The analog tape machine turned and turned until they couldn't turn any more. These songs were recorded. We worked all day and all night. Tears were shed. Espresso was made. There was beer on tap. 3 days of life were taken to make this album. We will never get them back. They were distilled to 40 minutes of pure emotion. It's a tale of woe. It's a tale of leaving art for responsibility. It's a farewell to an era. It's a journey that the Hammond B3 organ wasn't accustomed to. You can't compare this album to any other organ record. Don't expect to hear what you want. Free your mind. Be open. Your world is going to feel the heat of the BLAST FURNACE! It never quite feels how you want it to. Don't get burned...FOR FANS OF: Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, New Mastersounds, Soulive, Jimmy Smith, Khruangbin
Tito Lopez Combo - Down At The Club / The Chicken Purple Vinyl Edition
Carol Woods - Out Of The Woods
Carol Woods
Out Of The Woods
LP | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Soulgramma)
24,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Fully licensed ! 180 gr. vinyl Carol Woods was born in Jamaica, New York in 1943. She was deeply influenced by her grandfather, a Pentecostal minister, and her mother Marion Jones, which led her to become lead singer with the local church choir. A necessary soulful album long out of print. Recorded in London and published on Ember (british label formed in the early 1960s by club owner and promoter Jeffrey S. Kruger, owner of the Flamingo Club, London) in 1971, ‘Out Of the Woods’ is still a shiny gem on its own. The four tracks on her singles were included and the rhythm section backing tracks for the remainder were put down by Beau Ray Fleming (well known for his studio work with Mandrill) in New York. Ember s producer, Mike Berry, then added Carol s vocals and the horn section. Woods‘ vocals are full and rich and the record has a sort of post-Supremes vibe with an obvious seventies approach. Since that time Carol has found success in stage musicals, such as One Mo Time where she took over the role of Big Bertha Williams, the hard drinking Vaudeville star. She has also appeared in movies, including Eddie Murphy ‘Raw’ where she played Eddie s aunt.
Sharp - Kinky / Hard
Sharp
Kinky / Hard
7" | 2022 | US | Original (Peoples Potential Unlimited)
11,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
If you live anywhere outside of Richmond Virginia you may have never heard of Sharpp. The group formed in the early 80s consisting of high school friends led by keyboard player Josh Fertel. They played cover songs mainly, performing around the fan, and at high school dances. With some gig money they managed to record two original titles at the defunct Harbor Sounds Studios. That would be their sole output, released locally on a 7” single, handed out to band members, friends and fam.
Group Modular - Per Aspera Ad Astra
Group Modular
Per Aspera Ad Astra
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Delights 45)
10,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Group Modular is celebrating 10 years of cinematic space age funk with a new double-sider on Delights.
The new 45 is a follow-up to the duo's highly-acclaimed second full-length "Time Masters" and sees Markey Funk and Mule Driver exploring and expanding their sonic palette even further. The result is two drum-heavy cuts, that take their inspiration from the synth-driven sci-fi/horror sound of Goblin, John Carpenter and the late great Vangelis: the sinister and spiky "Per Aspera" ("Through Hardships") on side A and spacy and dramatic "Ad Astra" ("To the Stars") - on the flip.
Aura Safari - Arcipelago / Gemini
Aura Safari
Arcipelago / Gemini
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Terrasolare)
12,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Our next release marks the return of Aura Safari to Terrasolare. This record is packed full of grooves, on the A-side is a breezy jazz-funk effort which gives us a taste of the summer ahead. On the flip side is more of a broken beat joint showcasing some funky electric piano, and a heavy bassline to round it off.

As always mastered and manufactured by Timmion Cutting. Comes with silver pantone label and premium brown paper sleeve.
Ike Noble & The Uptights - Look A Little Higher
Ike Noble & The Uptights
Look A Little Higher
LP | 2022 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
26,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Perhaps the best Soul / Funk LP Athens of the North has ever released and you know we have high standards, not one filler and mostly unreleased tracks – Essential LP

The Up Tights were formed by Henry Bradley in Forrest City, Arkansas in March of 1967 while most of the band members were attending Lincoln High School.They took their name from the Stevie Wonder song "Uptight - Everything's Alright." Playing at school functions, they quickly branched out to playing bigger shows and headlined the 1968 St. Francis County Fair in Forrest City.

The Up Tights first recorded for Action Records in Memphis as Noble and the Up Tights. The 45 featured an original song by singer, Izear "Ike" Noble Jr. titled "Don't Worry About It."

Henry Bradley was drafted into Vietnam in 1968. He served in the 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. While he was away, the Up Tights continued with Henry's brother, Arthur, taking over all the guitar duties. The band also hired a manager named John Mitchell. In 1968, the band met Joe Lee, who owned Variety recording studio in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

For the band's first recordings at Variety, Lee chose two originals by Noble titled "Look a Little Higher" and an updated version of "Just a Dream" which Lee released on his Alley Records label in 1968. Lee continued to record the band over the next several months. He liked to experiment in the studio and produced many versions of the group's original songs, adjusting the mix and adding elements to each unique take.

For the group's second Alley release, they appeared simply as Ike Noble on the record label. Lee brought in a local songwriter named Charles "Jamie" Holmes, who had previously written for Alley records and Joe Keene's studio in Kennett, Missouri

The resulting 45 from this collaboration was "It's Bad" backed with "That's What I Get," two Holmes originals. Another Holmes original was unreleased at the time, but available here titled "There's Gonna Be a Better Day Coming." Stax Records was interested in signing the group and wanted to re-cut "It's Bad" at their studio, but ultimately the label passed since they generally had a policy of working with Memphis based groups.

As the band grew in popularity, they began appearing with and competing with Memphis legends, the Bar-Kays. The group's biggest show in Arkansas was an opening slot at Barton Coliseum, one of the largest venues in the state, in Little Rock in mid-1969. As a result, the band was offered a spot on George Klein's "Talent Party" television show on Whbq in Memphis in July of 1969..... Further Sleeve notes on back of the LP
Lexsoul Dancemachine - Lex On The Beach
Lexsoul Dancemachine
Lex On The Beach
12" | 2022 | UK | Original (Funk Embassy)
21,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The 4-track "Lex On The Beach" is the latest EP by the Estonian funk-soul work force, out June 2022. In favor of a fresh flavor, we see Lexsoul drop the Dancemachine for a moment. The 6-piece brings together their influences from yacht rock, AOR, japanese city pop and silky Miami Vice scenery. Yet the detour out of pandemic doesn't just treat the listener with the sweet and smooth. It also appeals to the visual senses courtesy of digital painter Estookin. We saw her aesthetics on the band's previous "Lexplosion II" LP. She returns with artworks that accompany the EP released digitally and on vinyl. On production duties once again is Solid Gold Productions.
Lexsoul's EP "Lex On The Beach" will be out via Funk Embassy Records on June 10th.
Take Three - Tonight's The Night
Take Three
Tonight's The Night
12" | 1983 | UK | Reissue (Freestyle)
15,99 €*
Release:1983 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Freestyle digs deep to reissue this rare UK boogie 12" by Take Three, originally released back in 1983. Forming the first drop in a new reissue directive from the label, focused primarily on unearthing rare and classic UK funk, soul & boogie.

Fronted by former South London lovers rock vocal harmony group, Alpha (sisters Jackie & Jean Heron and Marlene Richardson), Take Three was the brain-child of writer/producer trio "S.H.E." - Steve Sinclair, Peter Hinds & Kevin Ellis.

Meeting each other at The Factory community centre in Paddington (now known as the Yaa Asantewa centre and in the last few years, The Yaa Centre) Steve & Kevin began a partnership writing and directing their own theatre productions as part of The Black Theatre Co-Op, which called the centre home at the time. When a song they had written together for one of their productions received praise and plaudits, the path toward writing and producing records began, bringing in more seasoned hand Peter Hinds - formerly a member of key brit funk groups Light of the World and Beggar & Co, and player with Incognito, Imagination & Loose Ends - to complete the circle.

The Tonight's the Night 12" was pressed up on their own label Fast Forward with distribution provided by Andy Sojka's Blackmarketing, and would be the first commercial outing for a creative partnership that would spawn multiple projects/aliases spanning the UK soul, funk & dance scenes, and still continues to this day.
Dewey Kenmore - Before We Say Goodbye
Dewey Kenmore
Before We Say Goodbye
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Cosa)
11,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Whether having a lazy afternoon in the park or contemplating a relationship on the rocks, Dewey Kenmore's signature blend of west coast latin soul will surely fit the mood. "Before We Say Goodbye" opens dramatically with a whirling organ, setting the stage then crescendoing until the rhythm section takes over with a strikingly tough cha-cha inspired backbeat. Dewey's subtle yet relatable lyrics hit home as he pleads about unrequited love, repeating as if falling on deaf ears with seemingly no resolve.
Willie Tee - First Taste Of Hurt / I'm Having So Much Fun Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
Willie Tee
First Taste Of Hurt / I'm Having So Much Fun Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
7" | 1969 | UK | Reissue (Gatur)
15,99 €*
Release:1969 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following on from the incredible success of 2020's "Teasin' You Again", we're proud to follow that up with one of Willie Tee's greatest double-siders and one of his very rarest 45s. Welcome to the incredible "First Taste Of Hurt" backed with "I'm Having So Much Fun".

This record was first discovered in Los Angeles in 1976 primarily for "I'm Having So Much Fun" which drew interest from the Northern Soul crowd, but then "First Taste Of Hurt" started catching on in wider circles. These days "First Taste Of Hurt" is the key side with a truly international audience across several scenes. An original Gatur copy of this will set you back £5000 and even the UK Grapevine reissue will cost you the best part of £100 these days. Expect another across-the-board Willie Tee smash which will match perfectly with "Teasin' You Again" and sell to many audiences.
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.
Chosen Few, The - Wandering
Chosen Few, The
Wandering
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Emotional Rescue)
15,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Emotional Rescue and HMV Record Shop (Japan) continue its unearthing of the best and rarist of the early Konduko 7"s with the 3rd of 4 series, returning to the music of The Chosen Few and a reissue of their soul single, Wandering.

Released as 'Wondering / Funky Butter' in 1976, the 7" now trades in the L100s, with the songs also found on the as rare Night And Day album. With backing from "The Ocean Liners", Betty Wright's first show band before becoming The Sunshine Band of 'KC and the' fame, the album was given over to one side reggae and one side soul.

While In The Rain and Night And Day were on side one, Wandering and the aptly titled, Funky Buttercup featured on the soul reverse side. An A&R man's dream maybe, but at the time the album fell on critic's narrow ears, again parading that reggae artists can't do funk and soul.

Now cult records, both songs are rightly collector's items, marrying the warmth and deep bass sound William's would employ to devasting effect from the reggae and soul 70s to his ground-breaking electro boogie cuts that defined the 80s "Miami Sound". Remastered and reissued, they appear on 7" again for the first time in almost 50 years, "the groove is just too strong, don't sit down in your seat and miss that funky beat".
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 19.08.2022
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.
V.A. - These Memories / Rare Soul Gems
Erykah Badu - Worldwide Underground Deep Purple Vinyl Edition
Snips - Brainiac Edits
Snips
Brainiac Edits
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Barbershop)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Snips is the founder of Barbershop Records and co founder of Livin Proof, with over 15 years experience as one of Londons most prolific DJs and over 10 years worth of production credits across Hip Hops underground. 2018 has seen Snips emerge as a budding solo artist, fusing the production styles of Hip Hop, House, Soul and Funk in the same fashion as he is known to do behind the turntables.
With his debut album "The Barbershop" making waves on both sides of the Atlantic and his Single "The Product" On Classic Records garnering support from a cross genre selection of heavyweights such as Karizma, Benji B, Eli Escobar, House Shoes, J Rocc, DJ Spinna and Henry Wu, Snips returns on his own label Barbershop Records and delves into Edit territory once again with a second limited 45'. This release delves into some modern soul and jazz, flipping some new age cult classics to club friendly future anthem
Mr President - One Night
Mr President
One Night
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Favorite)
18,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
We don’t really know Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart’s secret but we’re always thrilled to get a taste of his proven production skills. After two acclaimed LP’s as Mr President released over the last decade, the Disco ruler is back with some groovy ideas to put the country into clubs again. One Night is indeed a shiny celebration of the genuine spirit of Soul and Disco, always coming with Bruno’s modern touch, fitting all the criteria to become an instant club classic.
From start to end, Mr President’s blend of grooves and subtle jazz harmonies brings a definitive Roy Ayers’ feeling to the compositions. Developing his vision along six titles, Mr President certainly knows how to produce hits for modern dancefloors. Just like on his previous albums, Bruno plays most instruments, when not even singing catchy vocals. One more time, he also brought incredible lead singers in the studio, some you may know from different projects already released on Favorite Recordings, like Jennifer Zonou (Hawa), Cindy Pooch & Celia Kameni (Saving Coco) and Sabba MG (Mr President’s previous releases). Thanks to exciting arrangements, they carry the songs to a certain climax which reminds the great US era of disco and house divas. Along the original compositions, Mr President also tackles the challenge of covering Roy Davis Jr. & Peven Everett’s house anthem “Gabriel”, bringing the track into even deeper jazz territories. Of course you may know Mr President from his previous LPs, Number One (2011) and Hips Shaking
(2014), however you might also know him under many of his other projects, such as Voilaaa, The Dynamics, Uptown Funk Empire, Metropolitan Jazz Affair or Taggy Matcher to name just a few. Patchworks has been a ubiquitous artist since more than 25 years now, from the House years in the nineties to his recent involvement on different Favorite’s releases like Joao Selva, Pat Kalla, or the last EP of Leroy Burgess & Saving Coco. More globally, through all these years and various projects, Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart’s established himself as an unequalled producer, both in term of quantity and quality, fulfilling his wide passion for music and groove. Some could compare his path to famous predecessors such as Patrick Adams, Pierre Jaubert, Patrick Cowley
or Jean-Pierre Massiera, who like him, have all stayed quite underrated and in the shade of the many classics and hits they gave birth to. Who knows where the future will bring him, he’s not finished yet feeding our ears!
Khruangbin - Hasta El Cielo (Con Todo El Mundo In Dub)
Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue Limited Blue Vinyl Edition
Coke Escovedo - I Wouldn't Change A Thing / Rebirth
Cymande - Promised Heights
Cymande
Promised Heights
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited Edition for Record Store Day 2018! Third album from the legendary Cymande.
180 gram vinyl, mastered from original tapes, replica original artwork, official Mr Bongo reissue.
Licensed from John Schroeder Enterprises.
Rotary Connection (Minnie Riperton) - Hey love
Oliver James - One And Only
Oliver James
One And Only
7" | 2022 | US | Original (Colemine)
6,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Oliver James is a time capsule. Raised in a family of musicians and a manwho has been performing live since he was a child, Oliver comes to hislove of soul music in a most honest and authentic way. Growing uplistening to gospel, blues, and R&B from the classic early Stax era, hisinfluences as a musician, songwriter, and producer are clear. After a stintworking as a songwriter for Rick Hall, Mr. James is now set to start his owncareer. Producing, editing, mixing, and performing completely to tape,Oliver makes his mark with his debut single "One And Only" on ColemineRecords.
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
Preorder shipping from 26.08.2022
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.
Vulfmon (Vulfpeck) - Here We Go Jack
Vulfmon (Vulfpeck)
Here We Go Jack
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Vulf)
39,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 24.02.2023
Vulf Vault 006 /// Here We Go Jack 33rpm /// Black Vinyl Catalog: Vv006
V.A. - Early Works, Vol. 2: Music From The Archives
V.A.
Early Works, Vol. 2: Music From The Archives
LP | 2022 | UK | Original (Ata)
23,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
ATA Records is pleased to announce the release of Early Works Vol.2: Music From The Archives, a compilation of tracks recorded in the fledgling days of the label paired with some rediscovered treasures from more recent years. While the majority of the album is previously unreleased material several tracks have appeared on different formats.

This is a rare chance for listeners to experience the birth of the ATA's enduring concept and recording techniques from the comfort of their own home.

In 2020 label founder and musician Neil Innes decided to destroy the studio he had spent 14-years building, destroy it and rebuild it from the ground up.

Once the studio began to take shape again and Innes was finally able to take a breath he began rooting through the label's archives, pulling out reels that had been propping up tables, holding open doors and generally lurking in nooks and crannies for years.

His trip down memory uncovered a wealth of dusty musical treasures and also got him thinking about tracks from newer artists, nuggets to compliment the archive gold.

Along with the first airings of tracks by The Harmony Society, The Disarrays this 11track comp includes appearances by studio favourites: The Magnificent Tape Band, The Sorcerers, The Mandatory Eight, Ivan Von Engleberger's Asteroid and long time collaborator Chris Dawkins (recording under Earl Dawkins).Also on the comp is Joe Tatton's Bang Bang Boogaloo, previously only released on 7 inch and greatly desired by record diggers everywhere.
Nu-Ron's, The - I'm A Loner / All My Life
Nu-Ron's, The
I'm A Loner / All My Life
7" | 1971 | US | Reissue (Brewerytown Beats)
19,99 €*
Release:1971 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 09.09.2022
A close replica of the original 45rpm record released in 1971 - Recorded October 27th, 1970 at famed Philadelphia studio Sigma Sound - The songs were produced by Emanuel Campbell Jr. & Charles Bowen and have been lovingly mixed from the original 16 track multi's - Mixed how he "would have mixed Mfsb (the backing band) in 1970", by engineer Tom Moulton, then lovingly mastered by Peter Humphries of MasterWorks. This would have been the original team working on these tracks back in the 70's, both are legendary in the Philadelphia soul music scene.
Betty Davis - They Say I'm Different
Betty Davis
They Say I'm Different
Tape | 1974 | US | Reissue (Light In The Attic)
19,99 €*
Release:1974 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 18.11.2022
One can hardly imagine the genre-busting, culture-crossing musical magic of Outkast, Prince, Erykah Badu, Rick James, The Roots, or even the early Red Hot Chili Peppers without the influence of R&B pioneer Betty Davis. Her style of raw and revelatory punk-funk defies any notions that women can’t be visionaries in the worlds of rock and pop. In recent years, rappers from Ice Cube to Talib Kweli to Ludacris have rhymed over her intensely strong but sensual music.

There is one testimonial about Betty Davis that is universal: she was a woman ahead of her time. In our contemporary moment, this may not be as self-evident as it was thirty years ago – we live in an age that’s been profoundly changed by flamboyant flaunting of female sexuality: from Parlet to Madonna, Lil Kim to Kelis. Yet, back in 1973 when Betty Davis first showed up in her silver go-go boots, dazzling smile and towering Afro, who could you possibly have compared her to? Marva Whitney had the voice but not the independence. Labelle wouldn’t get sexy with their “Lady Marmalade” for another year while Millie Jackson wasn’t Feelin’ Bitchy until 1977. Even Tina Turner, the most obvious predecessor to Betty’s fierce style wasn’t completely out of Ike’s shadow until later in the decade.

Ms. Davis’s unique story, still sadly mostly unknown, is unlike any other in popular music. Betty wrote the song “Uptown” for the Chambers Brothers before marrying Miles Davis in the late ’60s, influencing him with psychedelic rock, and introducing him to Jim .i Hendrix — personally inspiring the classic album Bitches Brew.

But her songwriting ability was way ahead of its time as well. Betty not only wrote every song she ever recorded and produced every album after her first, but the young woman penned the tunes that got The Commodores signed to Motown. The Detroit label soon came calling, pitching a Motown songwriting deal, which Betty turned down. Motown wanted to own everything. Heading to the UK, Marc Bolan of T. Rex urged the creative dynamo to start writing for herself. A common thread throughout Betty’s career would be her unbending Do-It-Yourself ethic, which made her quickly turn down anyone who didn’t fit with the vision. She would eventually say no to Eric Clap. ton as her album producer, seeing him as too banal.

Her 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.”
V.A. - Arte Electro
Inell Young - The Next Ball Game / Part Of The Game
Inell Young
The Next Ball Game / Part Of The Game
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
16,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
One of three Monster New Orleans Funk 45s released by Soul Jazz Records only ever exclusively available on their site and Long out of print, these new 45s are limited edition pristine, loud dancefloor fillers housed in Soul Jazz recycled card house bag! Killer New Orleans Funk rarity! Inell Young's searing vocal performance backed by the unbelievably funky James Black's seriously awesome second-line syncopated drumming. The three funkiest drummers in the world are the Meters' Zigaboo Modeliste, James Brown's Clyde Stubblefield and James Black!
Engelwood - Jacuzzi Jams
Engelwood
Jacuzzi Jams
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Engelwood)
27,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 09.09.2022
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.
Spice Of Ice - Joy To The World
Spice Of Ice
Joy To The World
7" | 2022 | UK | Original
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Truly sensational modern soul double sider. Fantastic group vocals, swirling string arrangement and top notch punchy production. Impossible to find on original format (came out on private press on KickBack Records). Spun only by a handful of deejay around the world, to include George Mahood and our very own Dj Camembert. Recorded at United Artist studio, Beverly & 3rd Street Los Angeles California in 1978. Co-Produced by JJ Wilson who was also the band leader at the time and Bert (Humberto) Agudelo who was also Chief Engineer on this project and is a mastering engineer known to have worked at Liberty/United Artists Recording Studio. He also produced the famous Rocky movie album on United Artist. Executive producer Cecil Lyde Holden from the well known Lyde, Fisher & Giles band, who has cut the classic Serve Me Right to Suffer in 1977 on HAB records. Enjoy and support the venture, and if you like the Starfire too, please bundle up and spare something. One in every home!
Dionne Warwick - Meant To Be / I Found Someone Else
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.
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
Preorder shipping from 19.08.2022
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. - Atlanta Soul Artistry 1965-1975 Black Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Atlanta Soul Artistry 1965-1975 Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | UK | Original (Kent)
18,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Though built with highly questionable finances, gangster Michael Thevis’ GRC, Aware and Hotlanta labels produced some scintillating mid-70s soul music. Thevis knew his limitations and allowed his producers, arrangers and songwriters free reign as long as they worked hard and came up with good recordings. It was the period in music when Detroit and the south got together, as with Stax and Westbound’s Memphis/Detroit co-productions, and Thevis tried to make that blueprint work for his Atlanta set-up. He brought producer Marlin McNichols and engineer Milan Bogdan down from the Motor City and Floyd Smith from Chicago. Smith came with the highly talented singers Loleatta Holloway and John Edwards, while McNichols brought the Counts, Ripple and Deep Velvet to cut in the spanking brand-new Sound Pit Studios. Songwriter supreme Sam Dees was co-opted from Thevis’ Moonsong operation, which he ran out of nearby Birmingham, Alabama, and the resulting sessions produced some exquisite soul songs – several of which charted, making the company hot between 1973 and 1975.

Those main acts are here along with artists from the Los Angeles office of the stature of Jimmy Lewis, King Hannibal and Joe Hinton. The John Edwards track debuts on vinyl for the first time, while the Joe Hinton number ‘I’m Tired Of Dreaming’ is the original version of the collectible 45 as recorded by Pure Velvet on Osiris in 1976 – it has never been issued before at all. The King Hannibal track is from his Atlanta sessions (Hannibal lived in both Los Angeles and Atlanta, from where he hailed) and makes it out of the tape vaults for the first time, while gospel legend Dorothy Norwood’s epic opener ‘Big Boat Ride’ had previously only been available since 2016 on CD and is now available to vinyl purists too.

We tried to avoid the non-Atlanta tracks from the Thevis years but have included earlier offerings from Arthur Alexander and Bobby Wilburn recorded by the independent producer Bill Haney – a man as far adrift in personality to Thevis as you could wish for. One of Haney’s acts, Joe Graham, did record for the Aware set-up around 1973 but the four excellent tracks were shelved until now – more will follow. Bill Haney recorded Drifter Charlie Thomas while he visited the city for live work, and ‘Don’t Let Me Know’ is another classy mid-tempo number making its vinyl debut.
Three Pieces - If Only I Could Prove To You / I Need You Girl
Alexander Korostinsky - Turkish Funk 45
Alexander Korostinsky
Turkish Funk 45
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Record Kicks)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
For fans of Turkish Psychedelic Funk and Anatolian Rock. Alexander Korostinsky (Whatitdo Archive Group and The Sextones) marks his solo debut with two heavy psychedelic tracks. 7" vinyl is limited to 300 copies.

Record Kicks busts down the doors with yet another 7" heater– this time by Alexander Korostinsky (The Sextones, Whatitdo Archive Group), an accomplished songwriter/producer making his debut as a solo artist with a heavy psychedelic 7" available at selected stores next June 17th and limited to 300 copies worldwide. Korostinsky gives a loving nod to the sound of 60s and 70s Anatolian Psych Rock all while staying true to his unique songwriting style and recording approach. On the A side is "Bones of God", a psychedelic Turkish-infused cut featuring an electric saz and sitar dancing across tape-y drums and his distinctive bass playing. On the flip side, "Altin Maske'', a hypnotic exploration into Korostinsky's mind as a solo artist– think a Turkish David Axelrod and you'll be set. "Altin Maske's" twists and turns guide the phased out drums and electric saz into a beautifully psychotic meltdown.

Meticulously recorded and produced entirely on a Tascam 388 by Korostinsky at his own Archive Group Studios,this 45 is imbued with Korostinsky's love of analog recording production and vintage records. One listen and you'll notice thatthese songs are begging to be sampled and are a must have for any serious crate-digger. If this first release is any indication of what we can expect from Korostinsky in the future, then we are excited to see where he takes us next.

The 7" vinyl is limited to 300 copies worldwide which makes it an instant collector's item.
Hot Chocolate - Hot Chocolate Black Vinyl Edition
Hot Chocolate
Hot Chocolate Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1971 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
23,99 €*
Release:1971 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Not to be confused with English commercial funk outfit, Lou Ragland's Hot Chocolate trio steamed out of the Cleveland scene in the early '70s powered by their own recipe of groove-forward R&B. Housed in a replica jacket showcasing Dick Dugan's ubiquitous cartooning, Numero is proud to present the first American repressing of this Forest City touchstone since its original release; a steaming mugful of funkier-than-thou tunes from the incomparable Ragland songbook. Hot is, after all, funk's ideal serving temperature.
The Bamboos - Nothing I Wanna Know About / Bad Line
The Bamboos
Nothing I Wanna Know About / Bad Line
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Pacific Theatre)
11,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Taken from, Hard Up, the acclaimed 10th studio album from the Melbourne Soul / Funk trailblazers, "Nothing I Wanna Know About" is a crisp funk number with Kylie Auldist delivering her reliably storming vocals plus an absolutely killer percussion breakdown.

Motown styled soul swinger "Bad Line" makes its first viyl appearance on the flip after being released on the expanded Deluxe digital edition of Hard Up in late 2021.
This black vinyl 7" is packaged in a specially designed printed Bamboos logo sleeve.
Both tracks have been supported by Craig Charles on BBC.
The album received great media support across Europe and the UK with glowing reviews in print such as Rockerilla (4 page feature), Rumore, Blow Up (ita) Stadtkinder, Na Dann (ger), Soul Bag (fra), Jazzism (4 page feature) (hol). Radio support from FIP, France Inter, C-Lab Radio, Radio Galere, Rdwa, Radio Krimi, Canal B, Radio Capital(fra),
Radio Popolare, Radio Citta Fujiko, Contatto Radio, Radio Regione 100, Radio Start, Radio Per Passione, Radio Base, RKO (ita), Radio 3, Saltamontes,Sateli 3 & Sonideros, Eitb, Enlace Funk, Onda Local Andalucia, Radio Catalunya (spa), Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Ego FM, Byte FM, UKW, Radio X (ger)
The Bongo Hop - La Napa
Deep Heat - Do It Again / She's A Junkie (Who's The Blame) Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
Deep Heat
Do It Again / She's A Junkie (Who's The Blame) Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
7" | 1975 | UK | Reissue (Cu-Wu)
15,99 €*
Release:1975 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
We're all unabashed fans of Steely Dan so we take Steely Dan covers seriously. Mainly "why bother"? You can't improve on perfection right? However, when we heard Deep Heat's scintillating version of "Do It Again" we changed our minds. A totally brilliant funkier version of Steely Dan's first-ever hit which stands loud and proud in re-interpreting this classic song into something much more appropriate for today's more sophisticated dance-floors.

Originally released on the tiny Detroit label, Cu-Wu, original copies soon ran out. There is currently just one available in the entire world for $1000 and that'll be gone in a blink. The smart money says hold on for a mint reissue on the original label.

A great socially-conscious flip too, the uptempo funky "She's A Junky (Who's To Blame)". All in all, this is a killer double-sider and will also appeal to Steely Dan collectors and enthusiasts across the board. Expect strong demand. I mean who wouldn't want this within their collection? Absolute banger. Both sides!
Mr. K - If You Really Love Me / I Know You, I Live You Mr. K Edits Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
Mr. K
If You Really Love Me / I Know You, I Live You Mr. K Edits Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
12" | 2022 | US | Original (Most Excellent Limited)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Any time the discerning ear of Danny Krivit turns to upper echelon artists like the two featured on this latest 12-inch single, you know you’re in for a special treat, and that’s exactly what we have here. First up is Stevie Wonder’s timeless “If You Really Love Me,” a song written in 1970 by newlyweds Stevie and Syreeta Wright and simply glowing with the warmth and soulfulness that surrounds the happiest of unions. Krivit in conjunction with Kei and Nagi of Dazzle Drums, & Me & the Gang, utilizes the entire original song structure, in the process lifting Syreeta’s soaring backup vocals to the collaborative level they deserve, while underlaying the entire affair with Dazzle Drums’ trademark percussion-heavy, four on the floor thump. The result is certainly one of the finest, most respectful efforts in a field of Stevie house remixes that has seen far too many limp entries over the years.

Filling the flip side is Mr. K’s much-loved take on Chaka Khan’s “I Know You, I Live You.” Appearing in a rather murkily EQ-ed form in the early 2000's, this new issue wipes away the sonic sludge with a sparkling mastering job that reveals the full range of Mr. K’s epic edit. With pieces seamlessly stitched together from the original song, the album-only reprise, and Tony Humphries’ remix from the 1989 Life Is A Dance Chaka remix project, this rightfully celebrated mix can lay claim to being the definitive release of this undisputed classic. There are hardly better calls to the dancefloor than this, as partygoers at countless jams can attest. Most Excellent Unlimited and Mr. K are pleased to offer DJs and listeners the opportunity to send that call out themselves with this new release, exclusively for Record Store Day 2022.
Sam Redmore - Tears / Just Be Good To Me
Sam Redmore
Tears / Just Be Good To Me
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Jalapeno)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sam Redmore has kept the eclectic tastes of all his fans satisfied with the wide range of styles and genres he effortless brings together. This 7" single features a couple of covers reimagined in a cumbia style. First up is Giorgio Moroder's 'Tears', transformed to make this already epic piece of music relevant to a whole new generation of dancers. On the B-side is the latin flavoured version of SOS Band's electro boogie classic 'Just Be Good To Me'. An essential combo on this must have 7" release!
Elcados, The - This World Is Full Of Injustice HHV Exclusive Orange Vinyl Edition
Elcados, The
This World Is Full Of Injustice HHV Exclusive Orange Vinyl Edition
LP | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Afrodelic)
22,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition of 100 copies on orange wax. Only available at HHV.

The ultra-rare masterpiece by Elcados originally released by EMI-Nigeria in 1973 and recorded by Kayode Salami. A top shelf heavyweight Afro-Psych Funk-Rock. A real gem. Featuring 'Ku Mai Da Hankan’
Black Children Sledge Funk Group - Love Is Fair HHV Exclusive Purple Vinyl Edition
Black Children Sledge Funk Group
Love Is Fair HHV Exclusive Purple Vinyl Edition
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Afrodelic)
22,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition of 100 copies on purple wax. Only available at HHV

Nigerian classic Black Children Sledge Funk Group 1976’s debut album full of positive vibrations and feel-good grooves! A sunny blend of Reggae and Afro-Funk with a lot of percussions, psychedelic and rhythmic guitar and organ. In the mid-seventies in Nigeria everybody loved them. Pride of 70’s Africa Repressed for the first time.
Bobby Oroza - Get On The Otherside Orange Vinyl Edition
Home Boy And The C.O.L. - Home Boy And The C.O.L. Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
Home Boy And The C.O.L.
Home Boy And The C.O.L. Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
LP | 1982 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
38,99 €*
Release:1982 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 1500 copies. Comes with Obi-Strip. Rare Boogie-Funk-Soul album from 1982. First ever vinyl reissue. Cecil Johnson Lyde Holden aka “Home Boy” (born 1948) is an artist whose musical talent has been unmistakable since his days as a young boy. Growing up listening to his parents 78 RPM Doo-wop, Blues, Jazz and Gospel records, he started signing in church when he was 6 years old. At the age of 10, his mother took him to the famous Club DeLisa (Chicago’s celebrated night spot) and entered him in a talent contest where he won first price singing “Only You” by The Platters. This key-event had sparked a burning desire and a love for music in Cecil that would never leave him…it created an opportunity for him to become an entertainer and recording artist.
Wish - Touch Me (All Night Long) Feat. Fonda Rae
Wish
Touch Me (All Night Long) Feat. Fonda Rae
7" | 1984 | US | Reissue (Kn / Fraternity Music Group)
13,99 €*
Release:1984 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Side A: Touch Me (All Night Long) - The Undercover Brother 7" Vocal Edit
Starts with the classic accappella intro like the original 12 inch version.

Side B: Touch Me (All Night Long) - 7" Radio Edit
Trace Of Smoke - Treasure Mind
Trace Of Smoke
Treasure Mind
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
13,29 €* 13,99 € -5%
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This is '70s masterpiece out of Austin, Texas is a Holy Grail of the highest order -- the perfect fusion of classic soul and disco. An original copy never sells for less than 4 figures due to rarity, quality and demand. Coveted by Northern Soul, rare disco, and modern soul DJs equally means demand has always been stratospheric.
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