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Nanette Natal - It's Over / Love Signs
Nanette Natal
It's Over / Love Signs
7" | 2021 | UK | Original (Dynamite Cuts)
6,79 €* 16,99 € -60%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Dynamite cuts 45s series is proud to release two Jazz gems by the wonderful Nanette Natal – she ain’t shy! What a voice!

“It’s Over” b/w “Love Signs both taken from the mega rare private press and incredibly hard to find LP “My song of something”. Both were part of the original Jazz dance vibe in the 90s.

This release will be in two parts; black vinyl x400 and a limited x100 numbered Red vinyl

A – “It’s Over’” starting off mellow, with her sillky smooth voice which segways into a beautiful up-tempo vocal jazz groove, with driving bass and drums. Nanette’s vocals are so pure and fresh; easily unleashing superb vocal power. If you like vocal Jazz this is a must-have; first time on 7” for the collection.

B – “Love signs” – Is another vocal Jazz dance classic. You can’t not tap those feet…Both massive 90s Jazz club tracks. which show the smooth, dynamic vocal power that Nanette has.
El Michels Affair - Adult Themes Colored Vinyl Edition
El Michels Affair
Adult Themes Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Big Crown)
23,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Big Crown Records Is Proud To Present Adult Themes, The Latest Full Length Offering From El Michels Affair. This Album Takes The Band's "Cinematic Soul" Aesthetic Literally And Sends The Listener On A Journey Through A Whirlwind Of Moods And Energies. With Their 2005 Debut Album Sounding Out The City, Ema Spearheaded An Instrumental Funk / Soul Movement That Inspired A Slew Of Bands And Even Lead To The Creation Of A Few Independent Record Labels. El Michels Has Since Lent His Signature Sound To Artists From Adele To Dr John, Lana Del Rey To Aloe Blacc, And A Who's Who List Of Others. In 2016 Heco-Founded Big Crown Records And Has Since Produced The Lion's Share Of Its Output. A Short Stint As The Touring Band For Wu Tang Clan In 2007 Led To The Cult Classics Enter The 37th Chamber (2009) And Return To The 37th Chamber (2017). Adult Themes Marks The Long Awaited, Highly Anti...
Betty Davis - Betty Davis Blue Vinyl Edition
Betty Davis
Betty Davis Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 1973 | US | Reissue (Light In The Attic)
36,99 €*
Release:1973 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 18.11.2022
* New Pressing On Blue Colored Vinyl *In 1973, Davis Would Finally Kick Off Her Cosmic Career With An Amazingly Progressive Hard Funk And Sweet Soul Self-Titled Debut. Davis Showcased Her Fiercely Unique Talent And Features Such Gems As "If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up" And "Game Is My Middle Name." The Album Betty Davis Was Recorded With Sly & The Family Stone's Rhythm Section, Sharply Produced By Sly Stone Drummer Greg Errico, And Featured Backing Vocals From Sylvester And The Pointer Sisters.
101 Band - Crazy Kind Of Feeling
101 Band
Crazy Kind Of Feeling
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (Emotional Rescue)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
Emotional Rescue presents the music of Haile Maskel in the first in a reissue series working with Patrick Billard aka DJ Duckcomb, sourcing and licensing from this digger's vaults and out to the wider world. Heralding from the furtive 60's Trenchtown, Jamaica, young Michael Ashley aka Haile Maskel grew up singing, learning guitar and bass. His first recording session was produced by friend Bob Marley, with Peter Tosh on keys, Robbie Shakespeare on bass and Carlton Barrett on drums. The list of sessions is long, working with Lee Perry, Light Of Saba, Dennis Brown and Sugar Minott. Touring took him overseas where he settled in Los Angeles in 1983, soon launching his Opulence Sound) label. Maskel's band, the 101's featured members of The Twinkle Brothers, including cousins Asher and Debo Brown on drum and bass, and augmented by local players. Mixing conscious messages in love songs, Maskel crafts a boogie discodub on which to exalt an uplifting summer jam. With the highly prized original the tapes unearthed unreleased dubs - "Take 1" providing a wonderful version. LA native Duckcomb found a trove of tapes of unheard material, still for discovery. For now, his longform Discomix, cutting and editing Maskel's vocal along with the dubs, completes a first archival splendor.
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.
V.A. - Hydeout Productions: First Collection
V.A.
Hydeout Productions: First Collection
2LP | 2019 | JP | Original (Hydeout Productions)
54,99 €*
Release:2019 / JP – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Japanese import / Gatefold / First time on vinyl / Limited run

An independent label ‘’Hydeout Productions’’ releases the best compilation album for the first time.

Including from Nujabes’s fresh and passionate works only found in his early works to more emotional and metaphorical works which became the basis of his later success.
Jorun Bombay - Revisiting The Sunshine / Funky Sensation
Ari Lennox - Shea Butter Baby
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.”
Los Destellos - Sicodelicos
Los Destellos
Sicodelicos
2LP | 2019 | EU | Reissue (Vampisoul)
33,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Led by Enrique Delgado, Los Destellos truly defined the sound of Peruvian cumbia with the incorporation of diverse influences and the use of electric guitars. This compilation selects the Los Destellos tracks closest to the genres of psychedelia, beat and boogaloo, taken from albums released between 1968 and 1978. These 20 irresistible songs are essential elements of Peruvian cumbia, the rhythm that changed the face of Lima, shook the Andes and spread like a forest fire across the Amazon basin. For fans of Los Mirlos, Link Wray, Davie Allan and surf instrumentals. A 2019 Record Store Day release. Total worldwide pressing: 1000
Aldorande - Aldorande
Shuggie Otis - Strawberry Letter 23 / Ice Cold Daydream Record Store Day 2019 Edition
Shuggie Otis
Strawberry Letter 23 / Ice Cold Daydream Record Store Day 2019 Edition
7" | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Epic)
12,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Remastered & reissued with original labels as per the '71 press on 7 inch. Famously covered by The Brothers Johnson, which achieved big chart success, Shuggie Otis' 'Strawberry Letter 23' is an instantly recognisable masterpiece of psychedelic soul.
The flip side houses 'Ice Cold Daydream' a funk bomb full of bouncing organs and squelching wah wah guitars with Shuggie's trademark vocal tones laid over the top.
Spine tingling greatness for the LA master.
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - 55 Reissue Single Vinyl Edition
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
55 Reissue Single Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Big Crown)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This is the reissue coming as one LP not double vinyl. We do have some double vinyl versions left, if you would rather have that. Last batch. //// Shrouded in mystery, hailing from Hamburg, Germany, Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band (BRSB) releases their long awaited debut “55” on Brooklyn’s own
Big Crown Records. Long time multi-instrumentalist and band leader Bjorn Wagner spent a few months in Trinidad & Tobago where he became fascinated
with Steel Drums. His initial intrigue with local steel pan music culture led him to learning the instrument both through help of local players and on his
own. After he became proficient on the pans Bjorn had his own instrument built from a used oil barrel by legendary pan man Louis C. Smith.
Upon returning home to Germany, Bjorn set out to blend the Tropical Steel into his already sharply honed Funk, Soul, and Hip Hop sensibilities. The
outcome is an updated take on a classic format, a truly unique sound. Their first two recordings were covers of The Meters “Look A-Py-Py” & “Ease Back”
which they self-released on a 45. Looking back on these two sides you can tell they were just getting their chops up for what was to come next. This is
evidenced by how all hell broke loose when they went on to cover 50 Cent’s hit PIMP taking the DJ and vinyl collecting communities by storm. Many
people thought the recording was the original sample and probably still do to this day when it is played.
The original Mocambo pressing sold out quickly and is now a collector’s item fetching heavy prices when it changes hands. It was this tune that made
the introduction between Bjorn and Danny Akalepse of Big Crown. They immediately hit it off and starting making plans to do a full length project with
the band.
Keeping in the tradition of Steel Drum records, 55 is a journey through re-interpolations and covers with an updated approach, pushing Steel Pan music
to uncharted territory. Flawlessly bringing previously untouched genres into the steel pan cannon ranging from Underground Hip Hop tunes to staple
Funk tracks and some of all that falls in between. BRSB’s 55 is reinvigorating tunes both well-known and helping to shed some light on tunes still largely
undiscovered. However, some of the strongest tunes on the album are original compositions, from spaced out Disco vibes on “Beetham Highway Ride”
and “Port Of Spain Hustle” to the ugly face inspiring drums of “Laventille Road March”.
Recorded to analog 8 track tape at The Mocambo Studios in Hamburg, 55 is a gritty, punchy journey in sound drawing on music from around the world,
using production aesthetics from across both eras and genres, all coming together seamlessly. If the 45s that have already come out on Mocambo, Plane
Jane, and Truth & Soul are an indication, this full length is going to be a staple to both casual listeners and Disc Jockeys alike.
Monophonics - Bang Bang / Thinking Black Black Vinyl Version
V.A. - Soul Women - Timeless Classics From The Queens Of Soul
Cymande - Fug / Brothers On The Slide
Cymande
Fug / Brothers On The Slide
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Classic funk-soul material of the highest order from the brilliant, Cymande. Mastered from original tapes. Official Mr Bongo reissue.
‘Fug’ and ‘Brothers On The Slide’ are two classic, essential Cymande tracks. Taken from their ‘Second Time Round’ and ‘Promised Heights’ LP’s, respectively.
Coke Escovedo - I Wouldn't Change A Thing / Rebirth
Durand Jones & The Indications - Durand Jones & The Indications
Durand Jones & The Indications
Durand Jones & The Indications
LP | 2016 | US | Reissue (Dead Oceans)
21,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
In the fall of 2012, Jones left his small-town in Louisiana for the foothills of Indiana. Alto saxophone in tow he enrolled in the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. “Being a singer was never part of the plan,” Jones admits. But soon enough he found his way in front of a rowdy rock-n-roll band belting out a rambunctious rendition of “Dock Of The Bay,” to a basement full of drunken undergrads. That rowdy band unfolded into The Indications—comprised of Aaron Frazer (drums), Blake Rhein (guitar), Kyle Houpt (bass) and Justin Hubler (organ).

Inspired by a handful of dusty and obscure 45s bearing names like The Ethics, Brothers of Soul and The Icemen, The Indications set out to make a record steeped in heavy drums, blown-out vocals, and deep grooves. Gathered around a Tascam 4-track cassette recorder and a case of Miller High-Life, the group spent their Sunday evenings recording into the early hours of the morning.

With comparisons from Charles Bradley and Lee Fields to Al Green, the only thing that separates this band from those greats is their youth. Having now taken their raucous live show all across the US, the band have galvanized a following that are ready to take them to the next level.
Baby Huey - Hard Times / Listen To Me
Gwen McCrae - Keep The Fire Burning / Funky Sensation
MFSB - Love Is the Message Feat. Three Degrees
MFSB
Love Is the Message Feat. Three Degrees
12" | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Philadelphia International)
14,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Prime are delighted to announce the long-awaited OFFICIAL 12 inch re-release of probably the most revered Paradise Garage anthem of all time - M.F.S.B. feat The Three Degrees and the now legendary "Love Is The Message".

Originally released in 1973, "Love Is The Message" has sustained dance-floors across the world ever since and here we present the full original 11.28 mix from Tom Moulton which is always a £25-30 record if you've ever been lucky enough to find a mint one and copies of the rarer U.S. 12" with the long mix are like gold!

Worry no more as the quality on this 12" is from the best master and 100% sanctioned by Sony Music.

On the flip we are proud to re-release "T.S.O.P. (The Sound Of Philadelphia)" aka the official Soul Train theme, using Tom Moulton's full original 5.42 mix. Another piece of significant dance-floor history.

As double-siders go, it really doesn't get any better than this. There is already high-demand from lots of DJs needing to replace their battered copies so accept no substitute. This is the real deal.
Al Massrieen - Modern Music
Al Massrieen
Modern Music
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Habibi Funk)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Al Massrieen: Disco, Funk and modernized Arabic Pop from Egypt

In the beginning of Habibi Funk, our search was focussed on vinyl records. Around a year ago though, we got to the point where we realized that it became substantially harder to discover music, that we enjoyed and hadn’t heard before. It became apparent that it was time to start looking for other formats. Cassette tapes were the obvious alternative. These were introduced in the arabic world around the late 1970s. In some countries they took over a bit earlier, in others a bit later, but eventually they pushed the vinyl format out of the market in the 1980s. In Egypt this trend already even started in the late 1970s.

Al Massrieen was one of the first bands I learned about once I discovered the tape format for myself. They were really popular in Egypt in the 1970s and the more of their music I found on either tapes or Arabic pirate mp3 sites, the more I was becoming a fan. Only very few bands from the region can match the band’s versatility as well as their strive for innovation. Hany Shenoda is the man behind the Al Massrieen band. He is a reknown figure of the Egyptian music scene and has worked with everyone from Abdel Halim Hafez to Mohamed Mounir. Al Massrieen was his attempt to introduce his ideas of modernizing Egyptian music, heavily encouraged by Naguib Mahfouz (Egypt's only winner of the Nobel Price for literature) after discussing his ideas with him.
Al Massrieen's sound goes from lush disco like “Sah” to psych rock like “Horreya” or incredible jazz fused pop on songs such as “Edba Mn Gded”. I was shocked to realize the band seemed to be hardly known outside Egypt, even though I feel they're at least on the same level as Ahmed Fakroun. An relative obscurity which I largely attribute to the fact that their releases never have been pressed on vinyl (apart from a Greece best of LP which wasn’t a strong compilation of the group’s songs). One way or another it felt like this band and especially their composer, band leader and overall brain Hany Shenoda was in need to get some recognition outside of Egypt. The release is fully licensed from the band and comes with an extensive booklet with liner notes, interviews and unseen photos.
Sylvia Striplin - Give Me Your Love / You Can't Turn Me Away
Sylvia Striplin
Give Me Your Love / You Can't Turn Me Away
7" | 2017 | UK | Original (Expansion)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two essential disco and soul cuts from Silvia Striplin orginally released in 1980. Produced by Roy Ayers.

A. 'Give Me Your Love' An umptemp disco groover for the more discerning dancefloor. Sylvia’s glorious vocals float over a sumptuous uptempo Roy Ayers tracj. Sampled by Armand Van Helden, Deepdown and Madd Rapper.

B. 'You Can't Turn Me Away' A soul breakbeat classic. Deep downtempo business, this shows Roy Ayers at the height of his powers and Sylvia more than does the track justice. Beautiful!

The instantly recognisable bassline was sampled by Notorious BIG/Junior Mafia on ‘Get Money’. Also sampled by Naughty By Nature and Backstreet Boys.
Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators - Happiness In Every Style
Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators
Happiness In Every Style
LP | 2015 | EU | Original (Timmion)
9,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
3rd full album by Finnlands no.1 soulbrothers & Nicole Willis.
Janko Nilovic - Soul Impressions
Janko Nilovic
Soul Impressions
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Underdog)
19,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following the recent reissues of Pop Impressions (UR000651) and Super America (UR000651), Underdog Records label follows-up to the series with another brilliant album by French underrated composer and producer, Janko Nilovic!
Incredible Bongo Band - Bongo Rock
Incredible Bongo Band
Bongo Rock
LP | 1973 | UK | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
21,99 €*
Release:1973 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Reproduced on heavyweight 180g vinyl and in top-quality Japanese sleeves.
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information
Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc - Ritual Black Vinyl Edition
Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc
Ritual Black Vinyl Edition
LP | UK | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
21,99 €*
Release: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.
Bill Withers - Live At Carnegie Hall
Bill Withers
Live At Carnegie Hall
2LP | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Music On Vinyl)
30,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
180 Gram Audiophile Pressing / Gatefold Sleeve
Alex Puddu - The Golden Age Of Danish Pornography
Alex Puddu
The Golden Age Of Danish Pornography
LP | 2012 | IT | Original (Schema Easy Series)
16,99 €*
Release:2012 / IT – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The music on this record is inspired by and composed for The Golden Age of Danish Pornography - a collection of vintage hardcore short films from the early seventies, directed by Danish porn pioneer Freddy Weiss.
V.A. - Thai? Dai!
V.A.
Thai? Dai!
LP | 2011 | UK | Reissue (Finders Keepers)
21,99 €*
Release:2011 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
New 'Sounds Of Wonder' compendium featuring the heavier side of the Luk Thung underground from Thailand's finest dysfunctional outsiders. Proto-punk funk, warped cover version and jaw dropping jams that belie belief!
Lyn Collins - Check Me Out If You Don't Know Me By Now
Jack McDuff - Sophisticated funk
Willie Hutch - The Mack
Willie Hutch
The Mack
LP | 1973 | US | Reissue (Motown)
18,99 €*
Release:1973 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
sampled by Canibus, Dr.Dre, LL Cool J ...
Pleasure - Straight Ahead 45 Mix / Can't Turn You Loose
Pleasure
Straight Ahead 45 Mix / Can't Turn You Loose
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Octoposse)
13,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 30.09.2022
Essential 7” only mixes from funk legends Pleasure featuring two exclusive versions taken from the original session recordings available here for the first time. The previously unreleased 45 Mix of their 1975 classic jazz dance rare groove spin ’Straight Ahead’ coupled with their 1977 b-boy anthem ‘Can’t Turn You Loose’. This single covers all the angles for soul-funk fans and b-boys alike.
Spanky Wilson - Let It Be
Spanky Wilson
Let It Be
LP | 1970 | JP | Reissue (P-Vine)
39,99 €*
Release:1970 / JP – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 25.11.2022
The finale to Spanky’s legendary trilogy with Mother’s Records : ‘Let it Be’! The record opens with the title track, transforming the Beatles’ classic into an energetic, but soulful hymn. Trumpets sound as Spanky lets her voice loose, heralding the beginning of what is no doubt one of the best soul records of all time! B-side opener and Simon & Garfunkel classic “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” takes a mellower approach, no less transformative than any of the other covers, but a testament to the tenderness that Spanky’s voice could take on. Spanky makes each song her own, delivering moving performances of classics such as Burt Bacharach’s “Alfie”, “Love or Let Me Be Lonely”, and “Loveland”! Half a century later, this album by Philadelphia Soul-sister Spanky Wilson sounds as fresh as the day it was recorded! Don’t miss this fantastic album, remastered and reissued on vinyl for the first time ever, available only from P-vine Records.
Streetlife - Nite Songs
Streetlife
Nite Songs
LP | 1980 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
31,99 €*
Release:1980 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 30.09.2022
Streetlife was a short-lived soul-funk band from the Tampa Bay area and released just one album in 1980. The group was composed out of several dynamic musicians (ranging from street players to college professors) but at that time nobody knew (yet) that their Nite Songs LP would become such a much sought-after private pressed holy grail within the record collecting community! Streetlife was founded in 1979 by Sonny Pekerol and Phil Tolotta who were both members of the top-selling 1960s Washington DC Grammy Award-winning hit band 'The Winstons’. Their track Amen, Brother is the most widely sampled instrumental in the history of the electronic music & hip hop genres…it would become known as the Amen Break.

When ‘The Wintstons’ story came to an end, Sonny Pekerol (founding member and originally playing the bass - then successfully evolving into the manager and promoter) and pianist/vocalist extraordinaire Phil Tolotta would continue their musical friendship/collaboration under the name ‘Streetlife’. Their high-energy sound got the attention of local crowds in no time…so the decision to record and cut a vinyl album came as a natural thing. Nite Songs (produced by Sonny & Phil, who also wrote the bulk of the songs) saw the light in 1980 and quickly gained attention and airplay (receiving radio & television coverage nation-wide). Described as the hottest band from the state of Florida, ‘Streetlife’ had the magnetism to captivate you, be it on concerts, nightclubs or on vinyl.

Other members included: Octavia (responsible for the amazing lead & backing vocals on the album), Mark Halisky (on keyboards & the writer of two songs on Nite Songs), Ray Butler (on drums), Mike Milhoan (on trumpet), Bryan Mann (on the guitar) and Stephen Nathan (playing the trombone, flugelhorn & doing the arrangements). Charles Davis also played bass in the band for a while (he and bandmate-drummer Ray Butler were members of the ‘Washington Jamb Band’ back in 1977). Mike Flore (Sax) and Ramon Lopez (from the well-known ‘Stan Kenton Orchestra’) would also join them on the Nite Songs recordings. Collectively ‘Streetlife’ had more than 75 years of experience…and these extraordinary talents (with almost as many varying backgrounds) are meticulously coming together on the album we are presenting you today.

The entire album is filled with sexy (yet strong) unique vocals that make the listener experience a lot of emotions, aggressive ‘slap & thumb’ bass lines & small yet groovy horn sections …one can clearly hear the influences of artists like Otis Redding, Curtis Mayfield, as well as several Motown, acts like Marvin Gaye softly slipping in. If you like your songs either slow, sexy and groovy or prefer them fast-paced and more experimental & cosmic…look no further, Nite Songs has it all. This is THE perfect combination of slick soul, blasting Hammond B-3 organ funk, smooth jazz and melancholic R&B piano works. This album just begs for a prominent space in record collections fans and crate diggers worldwide!

Streetlife was a true example of a bright light burning out way too quickly. Thankfully we are left with the unique (and very rare) document that is their Nite Songs album. Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the first-ever vinyl reissue of this fantastic private-pressed Florida soul/funk album (originally released in 1980 on D.C. Records). This rare record (original copies tend to go for large amounts on the secondary market) is now finally back available as a limited vinyl edition (500 copies) complete with the original artwork. This reissue was supervised by founding members Phil Tolotta & Sadi Pekerol III (son of Sonny Pekerol) and comes with an insert that features exclusive promo shots and the original artist biographies.
Leaders, The - (It's A) Rat Race
Betty Davis - Betty Davis
Betty Davis
Betty Davis
Tape | 1973 | US | Reissue (Light In The Attic)
19,99 €*
Release:1973 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 18.11.2022
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.’
Florence Adooni - Yinne
Florence Adooni
Yinne
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Philophon)
10,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 07.10.2022
After her surprise debut "Mam Pe'ela Su'ure", Ghana's Frafra gospel queen Florence Adooni is back with her second single on Philophon. Born as Frafra in Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti, she combines the best of both cultures into a unique fusion. The meandering, mostly pentatonic melodies of the Frafra glide over the high-life rhythm of the Ashanti with incredible ease.
"Yinne" means The Creator and is one of the songs sung at the culmination of the Sunday service. Its driving rhythm usually guarantees a collective ecstasy in the community.
"Fo Yelle", on the other hand, has more of a meditative effect on the listener. Its rather solemn rhythm leads you into tranquility and opens your soul to receive the divine spark.
The songs were produced by Max Weissenfeldt in Kumasi/Ghana.
China Burton - You Don't Care (About Our Love)
Freeez - Mariposa / Alone
Freeez
Mariposa / Alone
12" | 2022 | EU | Original (Far Out)
18,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 07.10.2022
Continuing to shine a light on John Rocca & co.'s pioneering early 80s music, Far Out proudly presents the first ever 12” release of Freeez’s monster brit-funk classic “Mariposa”, along with the equally heavy and hard to find 12” mix of “Alone”.
Tone B. Nimble - Soul Is My Salvation Chapter 9
Tone B. Nimble
Soul Is My Salvation Chapter 9
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Rain&Shine)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 14.10.2022
Tone B. Nimble hit us with a seemingly endless list of possible songs to license, and to that end we’re blessed to be able to offer a ‘bonus’ chapter of two in-demand University gospel choir cuts - Side One from Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK) and Side Two from Rutgers University (New Jersey). Original LPs are hard to come across, here Tone B. Nimble selects the best two tracks, re-mastered in DJ friendly 7" 45rpm format! "Soul is My Salvation is a collection of dance friendly gospel songs. The mission is to simply uplift your spirit through music and word. Dancefloors around the world mirror the reactions of Churches from the 70’s and 80’s when experiencing these recordings" - Tone B. Nimble
Spanky Wilson - Spankin' Brand New
Spanky Wilson
Spankin' Brand New
LP | 1969 | JP | Reissue (P-Vine)
39,99 €*
Release:1969 / JP – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 16.12.2022
The album that started it all! Spanky Wilson’s legendary debut from Mother’s Records saw Philadelphia’s soon to be soul diva teaming up with legendary producer/arranger H.B. Barnum to deliver a killer 11-track LP! From the opening notes of “You’re Gonna Miss Me”, to the final fading chimes of “The Last Day of Summer”, Spanky Wilson’s beautiful voice is always on full display. Despite the fullness of her voice, there’s a surprising tenderness - undercutting soulful funky numbers with an element of emotionality unlike anything her peers would ever put out. As Spanky’s voice soars, her backing band, at times as sparse as a single piano, and at times as full as a big band, is always tight, giving Spanky plenty of room to shine while showing off their own immense talents. Don’t miss the album that started it all for legendary soul diva Spanky Wilson, now available on limited edition vinyl with a special Japanese Obi-strip!
Swamp Dogg - Have You Heard This Story Clear Gren Vinyl Edition
Swamp Dogg
Have You Heard This Story Clear Gren Vinyl Edition
LP | 1974 | US | Reissue (Alive)
28,99 €*
Release:1974 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 07.10.2022
Limited Pressing of the1974 album. Includes an Insert with lyrics and photos. Features Swamp DOGG's original liner notes as well as brand new ones .
Penny & The Quarters - Penny & The Quarters & Friends Smoke Vinyl Edition
Penny & The Quarters
Penny & The Quarters & Friends Smoke Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 04.11.2022
"You and Me" by Penny & the Quarters simply refused to stay lost. For 40 years, the song sat silent in a box of reels before heartthrob Ryan Gosling selected it to star in 2010's indie weeper Blue Valentine. The power of the track set off an international treasure hunt in pursuit of the mysterious artists behind it. Since then, "You and Me" has soundtracked thousands of weddings, spawned hundreds of YouTube covers, and tugged heartstrings for scores of advertisements and films. Fifteen years after "Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label" became Numero's worst selling compilation, we've reanalyzed the tapes and selected 11 equally-as-fascinating rehearsals caught by engineer Clem Price in Columbus, Ohio, in 1970.
Honey & The Bees - Love
Honey & The Bees
Love
LP | 2022 | EU | Reissue (Real Gone)
34,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 07.10.2022
One of the great, lost albums of Philly Soul! And we mean really lost... we had to go to Italy and pay close to 500 euros to snag a copy for artwork. Jean Davis, Gwen Oliver, and Cassandra Wooten were known as The Yum-Yums when they auditioned for Arctic label founder Jimmy Bishop, who re-christened them as Honey and the Bees and added Nadine Felder to the line-up as lead vocalist. After Arctic folded, they moved to the Jubilee imprint Josie, where they recorded this 1970 gem. With a name like Honey and the Bees, it'll come as no surprise that Love is pure, sweet soul, and it's the Philly Sound through and through, with arrangements by greats like Norman Harris, Ronnie Baker, and Bobby Martin. The medley of Teddy Randazzo tunes culminating in a gorgeous rendition of the Royalettes hit "It's Gonna Take a Miracle" is the highlight, but the whole record is pure magic, so good that we enlisted Mike Milchner of Sonic Vision to remaster it for vinyl to ensure that every note breathes and sings. First ever LP reissue, pressed in honey colored vinyl limited to 2000 copies!
Rosie & Eddie - Undun
Rosie & Eddie
Undun
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Tramp)
11,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 14.10.2022
Fantastic mod-jazz tune of the highest calibre. A must-have for any northern soul/funk DJ!
Pleasure - We Have So Much / Joyous
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On Lawrence Dunster Master 50th Anniversary Edition
Marvin Gaye
What's Going On Lawrence Dunster Master 50th Anniversary Edition
2LP | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Motown)
47,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Pressed at Dublin Vinyl. Mastered by Lawrence Dunster. Without Hype Sticker.

Side A, B and C are stereo, side D is mono.

Throughout 2021, the world has been celebrating the life and legacy of R&B pioneer Marvin Gaye to honor the 50th anniversary of the release of his groundbreaking record What’s Going On. After half a century, the wisdom behind R&B’s first seamless concept album, What’s Going On, continues to ring true: a poignant plea that we might organize to address often-overlooked issues of inequality and ecological distress.

What’s Going On: 50th Anniversary 2LP Edition bonus LP opens up the album’s writing and production palette. Featured are four rare cuts making their vinyl debut, highlighted by a previously unreleased “stripped” version of the title song, plus all six original mono single mixes and their B-sides, with all of those 7” versions on vinyl for the first time since their original releases. Among them are alternate versions of “God Is Love” and “Flying High (In The Friendly Sky),” the latter issued on 45 as “Sad Tomorrows.” Full track listing below.

With two 180gm records, a tip-on heavy stock jacket, original gatefold with complete lyrics, this formidable release also includes printed sleeves with track details, a rare image from the cover sessions, and a brief essay honoring arranger David Van De Pitte. Highlighted is a main essay by acclaimed author and poet Hanif Abdurraqib who was just named one of the 25 recipients of the 2021 MacArthur “genius” grant. An e-commerce edition will also include three exclusive lithographs from the What’s Going On photo sessions. Purchase the What’s Going On: 50th Anniversary 2LP Edition

With a vulnerable depth and complexity, Marvin Gaye opened the door musically, culturally, and politically for countless musicians over the last five decades to address the injustices of our world. Sitting at the No. 1 spot on Rolling Stone’s 2020 list of “The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time,” What’s Going On has proven its evergreen relevance and its legacy will continue to influence and shape the music of future generations.
Black Smoke Band - I'll Keep Searching / Get'n Off
Black Smoke Band
I'll Keep Searching / Get'n Off
7" | 1977 | UK | Reissue (Epsilon)
18,99 €*
Release:1977 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Black Smoke Band were comprised of five members

Norwell McNeill on lead vocals (and songwriting duties) Bobby Moore on bass guitarJames Jacobs on lead guitar Joe McLaughlin on keyboards Ronnie Brewington on drums. Joe was also the man behind the band’s resources, financing both the musical kit and studio time.All of the members hail from the town of Dunn, North Carolina - a state which has gifted us some amazing soul music from the 1960’s, 1970’s and beyond.

All of the members of the group began recording music prior to the band’s two releases, before they met and formed as teenagers playing local bars, dance halls and night clubs. They gigged with other local acts. Both of the band’s releases were recorded in 1977 at Arthur Smith’s Studios in Charlotte - and both released on the group’s own label, Black Smoke Productions. ‘Starting my Life All Over Again’ was the first of two releases, a beautiful sweet soul effort, that really showcases Norwell’s earnest, soulful vocals. The flip is a solid funk cut called ’Skateboard’.

‘I’ll Keep Searching’ b/w ‘Get n Off’ was the second and sadly final release from the group - but what a record it is!

A moody, funky, and compelling arrangement that eschewed the ubiquitous disco sound of the period and created a gritty masterpiece for lovers of hard edged soul music. Norwell’s gruff, captivating vocal and some stellar guitar work were all laid over a tight, rolling beat accompanied by strong horn stabs. The pleading, emotional dynamics of the record work brilliantly with its strutting, insistent pace. Delivering both emotionally and musically it was to be the group’s swan song, but left ample evidence of the talent that lay within them as a band.

Eventually the group decided to go their separate ways in 1978, although that was not the end of their musical careers, with all of the members continuing to perform in and around North Carolina for many years.

Ronnie sadly passed away, but the other four original members of the group are still actively making music, with Norwell and Bobby remaining in regular contact today.

Bobby played with Kool & The Gang for a brief spell, alongside other well known acts. Joe continues to run his own studio, and has a large back catalogue of previously unheard material recorded both before and after the Black Smoke years.

That is the story of the Black Smoke Band in 1977. Although short lived, the group have provided soul fans across the UK and beyond with two fabulous singles, considered by many to be shining examples of the musical talent that coursed through America’s suburbs and communities during the golden age of soul and funk music.

A rich vein of talent which remains largely undiscovered even now...
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!
Maria Sanchez - Hey Love / Give Me Your Lovin'
Maria Sanchez
Hey Love / Give Me Your Lovin'
7" | 2022 | US | Original (Soul Tune)
24,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited Edition picture sleeve variant of Maria Sanchez new smash hit 45!
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.
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
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information
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.
The Divas & Kazahaya - Piece Of Smile
The Divas & Kazahaya
Piece Of Smile
7" | 2022 | JP | Original (Kz Records)
21,99 €*
Release:2022 / JP – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Japanese modern soul that begins with a strong drum break in the intro. It is a new soul music created by a gospel vocal group and a hip-hop beat-maker.
Freeway - Abahambi / Umlazi
Freeway
Abahambi / Umlazi
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Matasuna)
12,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"Matasuna Records" journey goes to "South Africa" for the first time to reissue two superb Afro-/Jazzfunk songs by the band "Freeway". Released in 1975 on the South African label "Flame", the album "Abahambi – Balomhlaba" was rediscovered and re-released by the good folks of "Black Pearl Records" from Berlin in 2013. The LP immediately landed on Matasuna Records' album best list and was at the top of the reissue wish list. Now that goal has come true to officially release two songs on 45, making them available as 7inch vinyl singles for the first time. Transferred from the original master tapes and remastered to sound as good as never before. An essential release!

The title track of the album "Abahambi" composed by "Sipho Gumede" and also the album opener is also the A-side of the Matasuna release. The song immediately builds up an incredible groove with the first bar and offers an atmospherically dense, 5-minute funk firework. The musicians master their instruments to perfection: be it in the collective playing as well as in the polished solo passages, where they can fully demonstrate their skills. One of the tunes that could run endlessly without ever getting boring.

On the flip side, the song "Umlazi" composed by "Enoch Mthalane" is another testament to the sophistication of their arrangements & musicality. Although this song is much slower in tempo, it is in no way inferior to the A-side in intensity. Especially the piano generates a hypnotic groove, which is skillfully continued by the guitar. Another musical treat!
Arthur Ponder - The Prince Of Georgia Soul
Arthur Ponder
The Prince Of Georgia Soul
LP | 2022 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
25,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Arthur Ponder, a life long Macon, Georgia resident, started his singing career in the 60s replacing Otis Redding in Johnny Jenkins & The Pinetoppersafter Otis went solo. Although he gigged extensively, he did not actually make it onto a record until around 1970. Presented here, we have mostly his 80s Modern Soul output Solo and with local group Side Show, some with was released on 45 others remain unreleased till now. Special thanks to Angelo Angione who went above and beyond to help with this project and Arthur Ponder - The Prince of Georgia Soul.
Sweet Linda Devine - I'll Say It Again / Same Time Same Place Black Vinyl Edition
Sweet Linda Devine
I'll Say It Again / Same Time Same Place Black Vinyl Edition
7" | UK (Dynamite Cuts)
15,99 €*
Release:UK
Genre:Organic Grooves
Dynamite Cuts is proud to be able to press for the first time on 7” vinyl the explosive and super funky “I’ll say it again”. With it super funky cover art work. This heavy funk rock Groove and the powerful uplifting vocal from the wonderful Linda Tillery aka Sweet Linda Divine. This track is the back-bone groove for the Black sheep hip hop bands classic “Choice is yours”
Jeffrey Gaither - Struggling Ghetto Woman
Jeffrey Gaither
Struggling Ghetto Woman
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (PTR)
9,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
TWO Dynamite Sides OF Northern Soul
Both sides are equally great and definitely deserve to be heard by a new audience in the 21st century.
Archie James Cavanaugh - Black And White Raven Black Vinyl Edition
Archie James Cavanaugh
Black And White Raven Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1980 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:1980 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
A masterpiece of the schooner rock variety, Black and White Raven is an album that emerged from Archie James Cavanaugh's youthful dream of recording his own music while stuck in the Alaskan wilderness. With a freewheeling cast culled from Archie's travels around the Pacific Northwest, including Redbone's Tony Bellamy and Pete DePoe, Black and White Raven was set down as the '70s crested. Traces of disco, AM gold, gospel, and yacht mixed freely with his Tlingit heritage, creating a breezy and optimistic portrait of life in the 49th state.
Sabrosa - Sure Pow / Tangerine Shot
Sabrosa
Sure Pow / Tangerine Shot
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Rocafort)
12,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sabrosa pays tribute to the Beastie Boys with two instro-mental cuts that borrow elements from "Sure Shot" out of their classic album, "Ill Communication".
Sure Pow is a great fuzzy, wah wah guitar Grant Green-on-steroids soundtrack approach to "Pow" from "Check Your Head", while Tangerine Shot is a cover of Suco De Tangerina, an instrumental track out of their "Mix-Up" Lp that takes a twist into Dub territoire…Pure fiyah!
Stevie Wonder - Live At The Rainbow Room New York City 1973
Stevie Wonder
Live At The Rainbow Room New York City 1973
2LP | 2022 | EU (Whp)
23,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU
Genre:Organic Grooves
On July 13 1973, a few weeks before the release of "Innervisions", Stevie Wonder appeared at NYC's Rainbow Room for what we now call an historical performance. In full creative phase and backed by a fabulous twelve piece band the 23 years old genius delivered an outstanding set of both hits and extended instrumentals including new tracks from the upcoming landmark album. A rare gem in the history of Sweet Soul Music.
Remigio Ducros - Tempo Di Naja
V.A. - French Touch 02 By Fg
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.
Rick Clarke - Potion
Rick Clarke
Potion
12" | 1981 | UK | Reissue (Freestyle)
15,99 €*
Release:1981 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Freestyle continues with their drive to unearth rare and classic UK funk, soul & boogie records with a reissue of a formerly white label-only, rare-as-hens-teeth debut 12" by UK soul icon Rick Clarke from way back in 1981.

Sharing the same line-up of performers as the eponymous group Potion (Rick Clarke, Carlton White on bass & Everton McCalla, formerly of Light of the World and later Freeez, on drums) though credited on the OG press as Rick Clarke alone, this 12" came out originally in the same year as the also sought after Potion 12" "Catch The Feelin' (Showstopper)" - a year before we would see Rick & Everton release the classic british electro funk of "Magic" as Side On (with Peter Mass) on Beggars Banquet.

This is a classic slice of British disco funk, showcasing an early vocal talent that would go on to become a key feature of the late 80s UK soul scene, alongside a tight-as rhythm section. The subtly dubbed-out instrumental mix is a real treat too, bringing those synth flourishes and soaring horns to the fore and letting us hear Carlton's bass work wonders unencumbered.
Asha Puthli - The Essential Orange Vinyl Edition
The Para-Lytics - Ghetto Funk / Instrumental
Chuck Armstrong - Shackin' Up
East Coast Love Affair & United Spiritual Singers - A Minute Too Late (Tom Noble Rmx)
East Coast Love Affair & United Spiritual Singers
A Minute Too Late (Tom Noble Rmx)
12" | 2022 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
16,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
For the second Aotn 12" this month we got another smasher,when we landed the united Spirtual Singers over lockdown we were lucky enough to get multitracks so East Coast Love Affair and love time friend of the label Tom Noble got to work

Side A - We decided to go full on front room Sylvester vibes on this, what initially seemed to be an easy job turned into months of work, session musicians when we were allowed and arguments over vocal timings, but nothing good is easy won and we are proud of this. On the flip our good friend Tom Noble calmed the situation down a bit with a tasty New York version of the track, and big up to him for doing this while fighting through his shop flooding and a new opening of his superiorelevation.com shop in Brooklyn.
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.
Chakachas - Chakachas Black Vinyl Edition
Chakachas
Chakachas Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Soulgramma)
24,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Fully licensed !180 gr. vinyl ltd edition. Gaston Bogaert aka Tito Madinez (percussion) was the leader of this Belgian band often mistaken for an Afro-american combo, due to their music and unmistakable aesthetics. Released in 1972 on local Blue Elephant imprint, their self-titled album is still regarded as a rare groove bonafide bin, able to make it even in the States. Featuring the talents of Kari Kenton (vocals) from Cuba; Victor Ingeveldt (saxophone) a Dutchman from Liege, Charlie Lots (trumpet), Christian Marc (piano), Henri Breyre (guitar and backing vocals) and Bill Raymond (bass guitar) Chakachas were soon labeled as the continental answer to US Latin funk champions. Full of exciting dance parts and dj friendly breaks, Chakachas is still worth your feverish attention.
Medium Medium - Hungry, So Angry Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
Medium Medium
Hungry, So Angry Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
2LP | 1981 | EU | Reissue (Lantern)
27,99 €*
Release:1981 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
You probably heard it before, several times. The opening number ‘Hungry, So Angry’ is to be considered one of the most infectious white funk anthem of the era. The Glitterhouse was released in 1981 on british imprint Cherry Red and soon was hailed as an instant classic for the post-punk generation close to dancefloor. In the same league of A Certain Ratio and newyorkers Bush Tetras the band originally from Nottingham moved behind obscure numbers and twisted grooves showing a revolutionary take on the up and coming new wave scenario. Here’s an unmissable collection with tracks from their three singles, sole studio album, live recordings but also unreleased tracks from an October 1982 demo tape. Fully remastered and licensed, ltd to 500 copies on 180 gr.
Mavis Staples & Levon Helm - Carry Me Home Clear Vinyl Edition
Mavis Staples & Levon Helm
Carry Me Home Clear Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Anti)
27,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Iconic singer Mavis Staples is an alchemist of American music, and during her 70+ year career one of her most beloved musical mo?ments was her riveting performance in Martin Scorsese's film' The Last Waltz,' performing "The Weight" with The Band, a moment that forged a life-long friendship between her and Levon Helm. Staples came to Woodstock, NY to perform as part of Helm's re?nowned Midnight Ramble series, and the ensuing concert-available now for the first time on the rousing new Anti- Records release Carry Me Home-would mark a personal high watermark for both artists. Captured live in the summer of 2011, Carry Me Home showcases two of the past century's most iconic voices coming together in love and joy, tracing their shared roots and celebrating the enduring power of faith and music. The setlist was righteous that night, mixing vintage gospel and soul with timeless folk and blues, and the performances were loose and playful, fueled by an ecstatic atmosphere that was equal parts family reunion and tent revival. Read between the lines, though, and there's an even more poignant story at play here. Nei?ther Staples nor Helm knew that this would be their last performance together-the collection marks one of Helm's final recordings before his death-and listening back now, a little more than a decade later, tunes like "This May Be The Last Time" and "Farther Along" take on new, bittersweet meaning. The result is an album that's at once a time capsule and a memorial, a blissful homecoming and a fond farewell, a once-in-a-lifetime concert-and friendship-preserved for the ages. Staples and the night's soulful crew of backup singers handle the vast majority of the vocal work here, but it's perhaps album closer "The Weight," which features Helm chiming in with lead vocals for the first time, that stands as the concert's most emotional moment. "It never crossed my mind that it might be the last time we'd see each other," says Staples. "He was so full of life and so happy that week. He was the same old Levon I'd always known, just a beautiful spirit inside and out." "My dad built The Midnight Rambles to restore his spirit, his voice, and his livelihood," says Helm's daughter, Amy, who sang backup vocals with her father and Staples at their performance. "He'd risen back up from all that had laid him down, and to have Mavis come sing and sanctify that stage was the ultimate triumph for him."
Jerry Blacksheer - Defected / You Are The One
Jerry Blacksheer
Defected / You Are The One
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Was unsure if to do this Modern rarity on 45 due to there being no master tapes and the original pressing is really rough with loads of sibilance, but having had so many requests to put this out I thought fuck it, the end result came out better than the OG but nonetheless ill get crucified by the discogs police but ill take it :) and the rest of us can have this Modern banger in our box without having to sell your car.

What it lacks in audio quality, it makes up for in musicality ten times over, a genuine two-sided 7" of modern soul royalty, rare and good.
Bangs & Talbot - Back To Business
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.
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.
Homegrown Syndrome - Got The Love / Party Vibes
Homegrown Syndrome
Got The Love / Party Vibes
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
13,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Huge 45!! after last months Memphis 7" (the same band) we have here 2 unreleased Homegrown Syndrome trakcs rescued from an acetate in Jerry Jones attic . Double sided Disco funk burners all the way.

Home Grown Funk was also known as "Homegrown Syndrome," a controversial name bestowed to them. Before heading to LA they gigged all over Memphis. Some of the members were from an earlier 70s group called "Brothers Unlimited" and had earlier ties during the 60s with the "Memphis Invaders" (a peaceful civil rights activist group).

With aspirations of pushing Homegrown further, a few members including Jerry Jones made the move out west. It was LA 1977 when they were introduced to Ike Tuner through a mutual friend "Ricky G". It was a casual meetup. Then one night Ike had his son Ike Jr. go check them out while performing at the Soul Train hangout spot "Maverick Flats". Ike Jr. praised their performance to Ike and he had them come out to his Inglewood studio. The group walked into the studio with a funky track already playing and that's when Jerry Jones improvised this opportunity and started singing. Ike then turned and said… "Who is that singing?" Jerry said, "Thats me." Then Ike replied " YOU BIG Muthaf***a! You could be my new Tina." From that point the group cut bunch of tracks with Ike over the years up until they're feature on his 1980 album "The Edge."

In 1981 Perry Kibble (Keyboardist for Taste Of Honey) was at "Concerts In The Park" and heard Home Grown Funk performing. He linked up with the group and got them a deal with Arista. During this time they recorded their hit track " Confrontation." Perry suggested that the group change their name because he didn't want another group with the work "Funk" in it and hence "Homegrown Syndrome." They also use the Arista studio to cut an unreleased acetate with tracks "Got the love" and "Party Vibes" which we have here
Moonchild - Starfruit
Moonchild
Starfruit
2LP | 2022 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
21,84 €* 22,99 € -5%
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
‘Starfruit’ is the fifth album from LA-trio Moonchild (Amber Navran, Andris Mattson, and Max Bryk). The result of ten years spent working and growing together, ‘Starfruit’ showcases the respect, musical understanding, and love the trio have, both for each other and for the noteworthy list of collaborators featured on the album. Bringing a host of beautiful melodies and personal lyrics, ‘Starfruit’ beholds offerings from Lalah Hathaway, Alex Isley, Tank and The Bangas, Rapsody, Ill Camille, Mumu Fresh, Chantae Cann and Josh Johnson. “This is our 5th album, which felt like a big milestone to us. They all added their magic touch to the songs and really brought the music to a new and special place,” Amber muses.

Alongside the LP’s extensive list of featured artists, the release sees Moonchild experimenting with new synths and sounds. While still rooted in their trademark tones, these textures and sound palettes elevate ‘Starfruit’ to new and impressive Moonchild musical territory. “Max has this arpeggiator synth patch that makes me so happy every time I hear it, Amber incorporated this super cool octave pedal patch on her vocals and I made a keyboard patch I’m obsessed with,” Andris remarks.

“The magnificent Moonchild” – Gilles Peterson |“Love” – Jill Scott | “Delicious” – Laura Mvula | “I love the way their records sound” – Jamie Cullum | “They make really silky warm music… Perfect” – Clara Amfo (bbc Radio 1) | “I’m obsessed with them” – Sian Eleri (bbc Radio 1) | “Moonchild continues to hypnotize” – THE Fader | “Isn't this the most gorgeous piece of music you've heard?” – Phil Taggart (bbc Radio 1) | “This is stunning” – Jamz Supernova (bbc 1xtra) | “Big fan of Moonchild” – Anthony Valadez (kcrw) | “Voyager” – NPR’s 5 R&B Albums You Slept On (2017) | “This heavenly… more than worth the wait.” – Saint Herononchild…
Thee Sacred Souls - Trade Of Hearts / Let Me Feel Your Charme
Thee Sacred Souls
Trade Of Hearts / Let Me Feel Your Charme
7" | 2022 | US | Original (Penrose)
11,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
“Let’s trade... love,” or so propositions Josh Lane into the waiting ears of a lover on the whispering intro of Thee Sacred Souls‘ latest offering. “Trade of Hearts” is a perfectly coquettish hand-held stroll in the vein of an early Marvin and Tammy duet, on which hearts are traded like so many kings and queens in a playful hand of lovers’ bridge. On the flip, Jensine Benitez dips in with a soaring refrain for the hook of a mid-tempo groover, calling upon a wanted one to let their charm be felt and heard. Without mercy, an infectious rhythm erases any space that might have remained between two dancing souls. The Souls have already captured the hearts of Southern California and beyond with their unique soul sound, at once raw and honey sweet, yet this freshest platter can only tighten that embrace. Hold your cards close, cause they’re playing for keeps!
Penny & The Quarters - You And Me Transparent Orange Vinyl Edition
Penny & The Quarters
You And Me Transparent Orange Vinyl Edition
7" | 2022 | US | Original (Numero Group)
13,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sometime in 2005, a lone box of master tapes escaped an estate sale and made its way through a network of collectors, record dealers, and "junkers" into the hands of leading Ohio soul expert Dante Carfagna, who linked them to Columbus, Ohio's mysterious Prix label (See: Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label). A bit of research turned up Prix proprietor George Beter, who identified most of the unlabeled material. All it took was an endless series of phone calls and letters and two fields trips in Columbus. But one complete mystery wended its way onto our final Prix compilation. "You and Me," a simple but irrepressible demo credited only to Penny & the Quarters, was found tacked onto a mixed studio reel. Our survey of every willing lifer left on the Columbus soul scene, including retired DJs, producers, and important local artists, produced not so much as a glimmer of recognition at the name Penny & the Quarters. Though we loved the song from the first play, it may've ended up a bit buried on our original compilation, as #18 of 19 tracks. Four years later, Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label hadn't exactly become a huge seller, although listeners had repeatedly told us that the unfiltered studio demos that fill out the record's back half were true diamonds in the rough. But neither Penny nor her Quarters had appeared to claim credit for their efforts. Then, completely out of left field, we heard from respected screen actor and avowed Numero fan Ryan Gosling that Penny's piercing bit of stripped down doo-wop was being considered for inclusion in Derek Cianfrance's indie-weeper film Blue Valentine. What we didn't know was that "You and Me" had won a major role in what became an indie circuit hit, and that Penny & the Quarters would instantly assume the role of world's most famous unknown doo-wop group. Every week is a slow news week in Columbus, Ohio, and early January 2011 found the city recovering from the thrill of elevating Ted Williams_the formerly homeless guy with the awesome voice for radio_into a national news sensation. But both major daily newspapers in town, as well as the city's alternative weekly, also ran stories about how a lost and unknown Columbus soul group had become the musical centerpiece of a film already garnering Oscar buzz. That mainstream spotlight aimed at Blue Valentine and Penny & the Quarters did the trick: we finally made contact with the widow of Jay Robinson, lead Quarters' singer and songwriter. Robinson, it turned out, had also been the leader of Columbus doo-wop pioneers The Supremes (later known as "The Columbus Supremes," for reasons which should be obvious). Jay Robinson never did give up on the dream of writing a hit record; even so, the posthumous realization of his dream is cold comfort for his widow and daughter. With their blessings, we returned to those estate sale masters and pulled down another neglected track ("You Are Giving Me Some Other Love") from the still-unknown Penny and her now-partly-known Quarters. "You and Me" is a song that could not be suppressed: not when Prix failed to release it; not when Penny & the Quarters were forgotten; not when Numero stuck it at the bitter end of a much overlooked compilation. Its evolution from estate sale trash to silver-screen gold has finally returned it to big-hole 45, where it probably should have lived all along.
Chris Lujan & Electric Butter - Ice Cold / East Bay, West Coast
Brief Encounter - We Want To Play
Brief Encounter
We Want To Play
LP | 1981 | JP | Reissue (P-Vine)
39,99 €*
Release:1981 / JP – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
We Want To Play was the second and final album from North Carolina vocal and instrumental group Brief Encounter. First released in 1981 on the Californian label Music Town Records, their take on modern soul and boogie has been popular with rare record collectors from all over with their large nine-member group creating a wall of sound with powerful vocal harmonies. P-vine is excited to be reissuing the album under its Groove-Diggers imprint on limited 180g vinyl with an iconic Japanese obi strip.
Kool And The Gang - Kool And The Gang
Surprise Chef / Minoru Mraoka - The Positive And The Negative
Surprise Chef / Minoru Mraoka
The Positive And The Negative
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
15,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This release is a special one; a moment where the two halves of the Mr Bongo record label unite, our heritage re-issues and our contemporary artists roster. Minoru Muraoka’s 'The Positive and the Negative’ is a firm favourite at Mr Bongo. It sees a master of the shakuhachi, a traditional bamboo Japanese flute, flex his prodigious skill resulting in a unique mix of breakbeat jazz and Japanese folkloric music. 'The Positive and the Negative’ featured on the 1970 'Bamboo’ album, which Mr Bongo reissued in 2019. Heralded by DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, Egon, and many others. The record’s cult status had us thinking how could we pay further homage to a sublime track such as this. The opportunity came to us in an email from Melbourne’s Surprise Chef with a link to the fabulous reinterpretation of the track which they had just recorded. "Minoru Muraoka’s ‘Bamboo’ LP has long been a fixture in our record bags, mostly for the killer shakuhachi funk cut The Positive and The Negative. The record is possibly our favourite from Mr Bongo’s extensive catalogue of reissues, and certainly the most influential to Surprise Chef; The Positive and the Negative’s cinematic atmosphere paired with the wonky drum feels and dramatic performance makes it a near-perfect amalgamation of what we try to capture on Surprise Chef records. We’ve borrowed an element or two from the tune over the last few albums (such as the percussion on ‘The Limp’), so it felt right to go head first into reinterpreting the entire track for ourselves. We recorded the tune in Karate Boogaloo’s attic studio with our man Henry Jenkins at the controls and Hudson Whitlock on percussion. We spent an entire day trying to get the take; we felt such a deep responsibility to capture the intensity of the original, we must have done 20 or 30 takes before we were finally happy. We stuck a fork in it late into the night, satisfied that we’d had our best crack at paying homage to a masterpiece by the great Minoru Muraoka.” - Surprise Chef Forged in their signature sound, "The Chef" have made 'The Positive and the Negative' their own whilst simultaneously treating the original with utmost respect. The shakuhachi and koto have been replaced by synths and guitars, but the breakbeat psychedelic vein flows richly through both instruments The 7" vinyl format was the right fit for this release, so the original Minoru Muraoka recording which clocks in over nine minutes has been edited into a 7” version to accompany Surprise Chef’s new take.
Double A - Old Skool Bounce / It Really Matters To Me
Double A
Old Skool Bounce / It Really Matters To Me
7" | 2021 | UK | Reissue (Friday's Funky 45)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
This really is a Double A sided banger from Aaron aka Double A. First up we have a Old Skool Bounce a party rocking break with a few familiar samples in there, then on the flip Aaron has reworked Jill Scott’s Golden into a dance floor killer soooooo good! Snooze you lose!!!
V.A. - Crown Jewels Volume 2 Golden Haze Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Crown Jewels Volume 2 Golden Haze Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Big Crown)
24,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Big Crown is proud to present the next volume of Crown Jewels, our various artists compilation series that highlights some of the most popular tunes next to some of the more obscure.Every artist on Big Crown stands on their own two feet with ease, but together, something else becomes apparent. If you discover one artist on the roster and it brings you to the label, it's very likely you will find more that you enjoy. The Crown Jewels comps are just that, a chance to get a listen to the whole roster in one place. Even though not all BC artists can be found in the same aisle of the record store, after listening to Crown Jewels Vol. 2, it should be clear how they all fit on the same record label. When we started Big Crown we wanted to have a label that's only boundaries were defined by our taste, not by genre. We think that this is a perfect example of that. Thank you to everyone who has supported us thus far and please stay tuned as we have a lot more music on deck.
Wooden Glass, The - In The Rain / Day Dreaming Feat. Billy Wooten
Wooden Glass, The
In The Rain / Day Dreaming Feat. Billy Wooten
7" | 2022 | JP | Original (P-Vine)
20,89 €* 21,99 € -5%
Release:2022 / JP – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The intimate performance space that set the scene for Billy Wooten Live at The 19th Hole Night Club lives on in this 7” single from P-vine, celebrating 50 years since the recording of The Wooden Glass. Billy Wooten’s trademark vibraphone would make its way through venues of all shapes and sizes in his native Indianapolis, and the active crowd chatter between tracks highlights a working musician early in his career. However, as Wooten’s playing cuts through the crowd on album highlight and a-side “In The Rain”, the band feel at one with the elements. Wooten’s mallets dispense delightful high tones, organs sound warm and cleansing while guitars offset with acid stabs of thunder. B-side “Day Dreaming” keeps the band rolling with a latin groove that rounds off the 50 year anniversary celebration in style.
Connie Laverne/Anderson Brothers - Can't Live Without You / I Can See Him Loving You
K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiesta - Me Da A Onnda
K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiesta
Me Da A Onnda
LP | 1980 | EU | Reissue (Hot Casa)
26,99 €*
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Me Da A Onnda by K. Frimpong and his Cubanos Fiesta isclassic and essential Hi-Life & Afro Funk album from one of the greatest Ghanaian singer and composer, finally reissued for the first time! This legendary K Fimpong's fantastic rare album was recorded in 1980. K . Frimpong was born on July 22nd, 1939 at Ofoase in the Ashanti - Akim district and entered right into music after elementary school by joining "Star de Republic" and later "Oko's band" after which he left to K. Gyasy's band where he worked for more than 6 years. As a prolific songwriter and singer, here's the reissue of his amazing album, a modern fusion of Hi- life and Soul.The excellent background is given by the famous Cubanos Fiesta with members of Vis-A-Vis band. Originally produced on the major Polydor, this four songs recording is a blend of danceable and spiritual Soul and straight Hi-Life. A must-have vinyl of percussive Afro Funk for all the music connoisseurs, K. Frimpong backed by Cubanos Fiesta LP is a true masterpiece, so hard to find and reaching crazy skills for a decent copy affordable. Remastered by Frank Merritt at The Carvery. Pressed on Replika format. Fully licensed by the Alhadji Kwame Frimpong Family
L'Eclair - Confusions
L'Eclair
Confusions
2LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Bongo Joe)
29,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A band as kinetic as L’Eclair cannot stay idle. So when the pandemic hit, they stayed true to form and began recording a new album. With their former records usually recorded in a few days, live to tape, they took a decidedly different approach with this LP. Recorded in four sessions spread out over nine months, the group and their trusted engineer (and manager) Benoit Erard were able to spend more time, energy, and consideration on the production. This new approach gave them the ability to reflect and revise, allowing them to focus more on composition, arrangements and structures. The result is their fourth album Confusions: a sprawling hour-long, 12 track record- their most diverse, concise, and focused effort to date.

Confusions finds L’Eclair finding themselves, having distilled their mastery of groove and rhythm down to a science. Club vibes, psych grooves, rhythmic trances, and ambient comedowns are all present in equal measure, while maintaining a cohesive and consistent flavor throughout. Confusions is both expertly crafted and joyfully spontaneous, danceable yet ethereal, emotive yet cerebral. The shifting moods and melodies imbue the album with a depth that demands repeat listens.

Their influences are on full display here, with nods to CAN, Piero Umiliani, and Tangerine Dream- seamlessly blended with the unique sound L’Eclair has established over the years. New influences are also apparent, such as the house grooves of 80’s Madchester and Aphex twin, as well as the textures and ambience of Boards of Canada. As with past L’Eclair releases, Confusions is sure to attract some fans of hip-hop, recalling the likes of producers Madlib, MF doom, and Dilla. The ever-present dub and house influences bubble up here and there but despite the many inspirations behind Confusions, the sound is pure L’Eclair.
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