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94 East - If You See Me / Games
94 East
If You See Me / Games
7" | 2013 | US | Original (Numero Group)
6,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
94 East has become a Minneapolis Sound buzzword owing to the fact that Brooklyn transplant and bandleader Pepe Willie hired a 16-year-old Prince Rogers Nelson to add lead guitar to a bundle of his originals at Minneapolis’s Cookhouse Studios in the winter of 1975. Known colloquially as “The Cookhouse 5,” session highlight “If You See Me” makes its vinyl debut here and will also be featured on the forthcoming compilation Purple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis Sound. The b-side, "Games,” is a 7inch exclusive.
Syl Johnson - Is It Because I'm Black
Syl Johnson
Is It Because I'm Black
LP | 1969 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
19,99 €*
Release:1969 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Coming hot on the heels of his first full length, the self-proclaimed “most sampled artist of all time,” released the groundbreaking black concept LP Is It Because I’m Black (a full 13 months before Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On). Throwing away the notion of a sophomore jinx, Syl delivered this politically charged document. Issued on 150gram vinyl and housed in a tip-on jacket.
Tommy McGee - Now That I Have You / Stay With Me
Tommy McGee
Now That I Have You / Stay With Me
7" | 1981 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
8,99 €*
Release:1981 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Having anthologized his ‘60s songbook with 1976’s overdue long-player Positive-Negative, Grand Rapids, Michigan’s Tommy McGee was eager to place something more modern into the marketplace. Brass at Brunswick and MCA failed to hear a hit in McGee’s sultry-yet-assured delivery of “Now That I Have You.” Unable to find a home for the romantic anthem, McGee issued his 2-step masterpiece on his own TMG Records in 1981. McGee would revisit the composition later in the decade, dressing the tune with drum machines and synthesizers for a run of 12-inch singles. However, this 45-only version from 1976 captures the progressive soul stepper at its most organic.
Antena - Camino Del Sol
Antena
Camino Del Sol
2LP | 1982 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
23,99 €*
Release:1982 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance, Pop
1982, Brussels: The former au pair for Rick Wakeman of Yes and two of her teenage friends are at the doorstep of Les Disques Du Crepuscule to make an album with Gilles Martin. Living on busking wages and next door to Tuxedo Moon, they manage to make a contemporary bossanova record that provides the missing link between Antonio Carlos Jobim and Kraftwerk. The original Camino Del Sol has been given back its spacious mini- LP quarters, packaged in a replica of its Benoit Hennebert-designed sleeve, while the remaining tracks (including all four songs from the “Boy From Ipanema” session, “Seaside Weekend,” two Crepescule compilation cuts, and four period outtakes) have been given their own LP, recasting this short-lived combo’s forward-thinking mile marker as a modern-day masterstroke.
V.A. - W2NG 89.9FM Blue Vinyl Edition
V.A. - Eccentric Soul: The Saru Label
V.A.
Eccentric Soul: The Saru Label
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Numero Group)
29,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The 20th volume of our flagship Eccentric Soul series has all the boxes checked: Guntoting, skip-tracing record producers, child stars, rip-offs, the “World’s Greatest Bail Bondsman,” swindles, soaring falsettos, and a dwindling rust-belt cityscape offering mere glimpses of hope before the record industry escaped for the coasts. Helmed by the O’Jays Bobby Massey, Saru was a creative vortex that pulled Cuyahoga County’s greatest talent in, making a strong case for Cleveland to contend with Detroit, Philly, and Memphis as America’s soul music’s capital. Includes obscure and unknown sides from the Out of Sights, the Elements, Pandella Kelly, David Peoples, Sir Stanley, the Ponderosa Twins + 1, Ba-Roz, Bobby Dukes, and of course, the O’Jays.
Young Senators, The - Jungle / That's The Way It Is
Laraaji - Vision Songs
Laraaji
Vision Songs
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Numero Group)
27,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Vision Songs Vol. 1 (1984) is the LARAAJI album like no other, located at the intersection of new age and gospel. It is both his outlier and magnum opus, the feel-good DIY tape of the century.Discovered busking in Washington Square Park by Brian Eno in the late 70s, engagement with the eternal flow has led Laraaji to, seemingly by magic, emerge as the most beloved avatar of the unstoppable new age music revival of recent years. Now Vision Songs rewrites Laraaji’s musical history. Unlike the many instrumental, free form albums upon which his reputation was built, this is an album of songs, with lyrics, verses, choruses. Vision Songs is literally a revelation -- of a master songwriter whose unbelievably catchy best compositions such as “We Shall Be Lifted”, “All Of A Sudden”, and “Is This Clear?” belong in any great American songbook.Casio synth jams recorded at spiritual retreat guest rooms and a tiny bedroom on the Upper West Side, lysergicallyspectacular anthems for a continually arriving new moment, “channeled,” as Laraaji states in the album’s eloquent liner notes, “from the sky,” previously available in an edition of 100 cassettes sold at yoga retreats and on the streets of New York City, Vision Songs is humbly offered on vinyl, CD, and streaming for the very first time.This is where this is going on, this is where this is taking place, this is how this is going on. Is this very clear?
Hüsker Dü - Savage Young Dü
Hüsker Dü
Savage Young Dü
4LP | 2017 | US | Original (Numero Group)
99,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Experience the punishing sonic origins of a punk icon. Collected here for the first time, and skillfully remastered from original board tapes, demos, and session masters, this collection is an authoritative chronicling of the wellspring and maturation of Grant Hart, Greg Norton and Bob Mould—three St. Paul teenagers who’d go on to become the most heralded trio of the American punk underground. Follow the Hüskers to their earliest gigs in 1979, through extensive road dog touring, and to the start of their partnership with West Coast tastemak er SST in 1983.This primitive stage in the fabled car eer of Hüsk er Dü is presented as a deluxe box set and packaged with a hardbound book crammed full of never before seen photos, flyers, and a sprawling essay with participation from the band. Spread across four LPs or three CDs, 47 of the 69 songs compiled here are previously unissued. Also included are Statues/Amusement, In A Free Land, Everything Falls Apart, and an alternate recording of the Land Speed Record set.“We created this blistering wall of sound—bright white radio static with occasional melody.” —Bob Mould“It was like rolling down a hill aware of the bumps, but focusing on blowing people’s minds and completely wearing out the audience.”—Grant Hart“We didn’t know what hardcore was. We just got up there and played real fast and loud.”—Greg Norton
Pastor T.L. Barrett And The Youth For Christ Choir - Like A Ship ... (Without A Sail)
Pastor T.L. Barrett And The Youth For Christ Choir
Like A Ship ... (Without A Sail)
LP | 1971 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
20,99 €*
Release:1971 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Recorded in 1971 by a 27-year-old pastor and an after school program choir, Like A Ship is a stirring and powerful meditation on the wayward aftermath of the Civil Rights Movement. Tracked with the help of Chess/Cadet maestros Gene Barge, Phil Upchurch, and Richard Evans, the album is a mix of euphoric gospel and Mayfield- esque political soul, with sleigh bells, hand claps, and jazzy piano stabs. Sampled by T.I., Kanye, and Khaled, Barrett created a rapturous, crossover gospel classic that’s still wildly relevant.
V.A. - Cult cargo - belize city boil up
V.A.
Cult cargo - belize city boil up
2LP | 2006 | US | Original (Numero Group)
36,99 €*
Release:2006 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
An amazing world of music: rare funk, soul, reggae, and other grooves from Belize ... all beautifully compiled in the rich Numero Music style!
V.A. - Seafaring Strangers: Private Yacht
V.A.
Seafaring Strangers: Private Yacht
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Numero Group)
34,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Numero Group’s dive into the deep end of America’s private press continues. Having battled the witches and wizards of Darkscorch, the outlaws of Cosmic Americana, and traveled alongside Ladies From the Canyon and their Lonesome Heroes, it’s time to take it easy.With pop music’s volume knob adjusted for deflation in the early ‘70s, softness begat smoothness. Crewmen arrived from the worlds of jazz, folk, rock, and soul, all peddling a product that was sincere, leisurely, and lofty. A sound that was buoyant, crisp, defined. Sometimes classified as West Coast—and, later, Yacht Rock—the compass points of our Private Yacht expedition are the blue-eyed harmonies of Hall and Oates, the cocaine-dusted Fender Rhodes of Michael McDonald, and the combover strums of James Taylor. Here, at the glassy apex of rock’s softer side, 20 strong swimmers are gathered together. An album for both relaxation and reflection, where listeners can enjoy the present, a cool breeze, and a taste of the good life.
Joanna Brouk - Hearing Music
Joanna Brouk
Hearing Music
2LP | 2016 | US | Original (Numero Group)
29,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
She was a composer who wrote scores with geometric shapes, a poet who became a pioneer of early electronic music. Joanna Brouk’s little-known body of work exists at the nexus between ambient, new age, drone, and classical minimalism—stark in its simplicity, lush in its expanse. Studying under Robert Ashley and Terry Riley at the fabled Mills College Center For Contemporary Music before graduating into the margins of the 70s bay area new music scene, Ms. Brouk blazed her own trail well outside of the musical establishment to create uncompromising electronic and acoustic work of sleek beauty and primal power. Describing herself as less a composer than a channel, she took her cues from the frequencies of the natural world and the talents of collaborators like Maggi Payne and Bill Maraldo. Hearing Music collects for the first time the deepest cuts from her beguiling and rare cassette releases and her archive of previously unreleased recordings.“I realized that, in many instances, it didn’t matter what you said, it mattered how you said it: the tone of the voice, the rhythm, the sound…. Because sound has an incredible effect on other people, it can mak e them dance, put them into trances, it can control emotions by a certain pitch, a certain depth.” – Joanna Brouk
Ned Doheny - Separate Oceans
Ned Doheny
Separate Oceans
2LP | 2014 | US | Original (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Pop
With no less than a mansion, a state beach, and a three-mile stretch of road bearing his fabled family's name, Ned Doheny easy-glided into the 1970s on a crest of wealth and privilege. Signposting Ned's sojourn through the LA recording industry were Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Chaka Khan, Graham Nash, "Mama" Cass Elliot, Bonnie Raitt, and David Geffen--each a household name both inside and far from southern California. And while no bust of Ned Doheny appears alongside those of his Laurel Canyon brethren in the pantheon of classic rock, it's not for lack of songwriting abilities or recording chops.Over the last three decades, Doheny's albums have slid in and out of print on LP and CD, budget jobs without any involvement from the self-described "avatar for casual vulgarity." Separate Oceans examines Ned Doheny's first ten years adrift in song, pulling together choice album cuts and 11 previously unissued demos. An 8000 word essay is illustrated by images from the archives of noted rock photographers Henry Diltz, Moshe Brahka, Clive Arrowsmith, and Gary Heery, creating the first ever overview of this unheralded marina rocker.
V.A. - Good God! Apocryphal Hymns
V.A.
Good God! Apocryphal Hymns
2LP | 2013 | US | Original (Numero Group)
23,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The third installment in Numero’s seriesof otherworldly gospel, robed funk, andspiritual soul, Apocryphal Hymns is a slim new gospel songbook, penned powerfully by the genre’s lesser-known disciples. Here, heavenly harmonies, psychedelic guitars, damaged sacred steel, a bleeding french horn, off-kilter choirs, and consumer-sideelectronic percussion decorate the Word,with performance modes that stray far from the flock, but hew always to the message.
Syl Johnson - Dresses Too Short
Syl Johnson
Dresses Too Short
LP | 1969 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
18,99 €*
Release:1969 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Released in the summer of 1969, Syl Johnson’s first full length outingcompiles the fruits of his late ‘60s Twinight sides. Included are the seminal, and often sampled, hits “Come On Sock It To Me” and “Different Strokes”. Issued on 150gram vinyl and housed in a tip-on jacket, Dresses Too Short is the perfect entry point to explore this soul titan’s most productive years.
Love Apple - Love Apple
Love Apple
Love Apple
LP | 2012 | US | Original (Numero Group)
17,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In the late ’70s, three do-right women from Cleveland forged a brief partnership with Ohio’s everything man, Lou Ragland. Unlike the prefabricated singing combos of the day, Lily Pearson, Annette Warren, and Avetta Henry swapped lead duties as situation demanded. When a Ragland-centric publicity stunt preempted a concert appearance, Love Apple disintegrated, abandoning this rehearsal tape at Thomas Boddie’s cherished Eastside studio. Devoid of bass, the sparse instrumentation accentuates each vocalist’s aptitude, showcasing some of Ragland’s finest songwriting in the process.
Willie Wright - Telling The Truth
Willie Wright
Telling The Truth
LP+7" | 2010 | US | Original (Numero Group)
21,99 €*
Release:2010 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Available for the first time since 1977, this expandededition of Telling The Truth gathers Wright’s lone45 and only original composition from his first LPto tell the definitive Willie Wright story. The deluxeLP edition includes a replica 7” of his cover of CurtisMayfield’s “Right On For The Darkness” (with hisoriginal “Africa” on the flip)!
V.A. - Good God! Born Again Funk
V.A.
Good God! Born Again Funk
2LP | 2009 | US | Original (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2009 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Born Again Funk lends new ears to a joyful strain of American composers and performers unafraid of expressing their devotion with both inspiration and invention. They were faithful to a spirit, not to an ordained sound.
V.A. - Technicolor Paradise
V.A.
Technicolor Paradise
3LP | 2018 | US | Original (Numero Group)
63,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Preorder 25.05.2018
It was a musical cocktail born in a marketingmeeting: Two parts easy listening, one part jazz, a healthy dollop of conga drums, a sprinkling of bird calls, and a pinch of textless choir. Serve garnished with an alluring female on the album jacket for best results. Exotica! The soundtrack for a mythical air conditioned Eden, packaged for mid-century, tiki torch-wielding armchair safariers. Be it mosquito-bitten torch singers, landlocked surf quartets, fad-chasing jazz combos, mad genius band leaders, D-list actors, or a middle aged loner programming bird calls into a Hammond, Exotica was always more concerned with what geography might sound like over who was conducting. Captured across three albums are 48 curious examples of the short-lived genre’s reach, each summoning their own sonic visions of Shangri La, bringing their versions of the Pacific, Africa, and the Orient to the hinterlands of America. Technicolor Paradise is wher e one mak es it, after all.
Unwound - New Plastic Ideas
Unwound
New Plastic Ideas
LP | 1994 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
21,99 €*
Release:1994 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
An album Maximum Rock ’N’ Roll deemed not punk enough to review, Unwound’s 1994 sophomore effort was a lethal depth charge aimed at major label grunge and independent hardcore alike. From the off-kilter, vertiginous rhythm of “Entirely Different Matters” to the neck-snapping velocity of “What Was Wound” to the relentless pounding at the end of “All Souls Day,” New Plastic Ideas is the Sonic Youth-loving older sister to Fake Train’s postpunk- obsessed little brother.
Crimpshrine - Duct Tape Soup
Crimpshrine - The Sound Of A New World Being Born
V.A. - Shanghai'd Soul: Episode 4
V.A.
Shanghai'd Soul: Episode 4
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Numero Group)
19,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Everybody's still talking about the good ol' days! A rough and rugged collection of Numero Group classics that have inspired swarms of killer beats. A head nod to the sounds of Shaolin, the thirteen chambers of Shanghai'd Soul have led a generation of lyrical chefs and production geniuses to compose some of their most ominous hip-hop. Bound by heavy drums, moody chords, and haunting melodies, Gods and Earths alike will appreciate the raw funk and smoother-than-a-Lexus soul that come together like Voltron on this special compilation.
Two, The - Am I A Good Man / Love Has Taken Wings
Two, The
Am I A Good Man / Love Has Taken Wings
7" | 2016 | US | Original (Numero Group)
7,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A sinewy guitar, a throbbing bass, and a chorus of haunting females oohs... Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label started with one unrelenting pleader of a track:'Them Two's "Am I A Good Man." Since its 2006 rerelease, "Am I A Good Man" has appeared in dozens of films and television shows and has been sampled by the likes of Ghostface Killah and 50 Cent. Ten years later, this deep soul classic from Miami returns to its original format with it's long-vaulted B-side "Love Has Taken Wings" on the reverse. Both songs were co-written by Clarence "Blowfly" Reid and produced by Liberty City wunderkinds Johnny Pearsall and Willie Clarke.
Scientists, The - A Place Called Bad
Scientists, The
A Place Called Bad
2LP | 2016 | US | Original (Numero Group)
28,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
With a sound that was swampy, primal & modern-urban all at once, the Scientists' formula was as universal as it was specific to their own experience.
V.A. - Los Alamos Grind
V.A.
Los Alamos Grind
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Numero Group)
26,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition for Record Store Day 2016!
V.A. - Los Alamos Grind
V.A.
Los Alamos Grind
CD | 2016 | US | Original (Numero Group)
20,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition for Record Store Day 2016!
V.A. - Wayfaring Strangers - Cosmic American Music
V.A.
Wayfaring Strangers - Cosmic American Music
2LP | 2016 | US | Original (Numero Group)
33,24 €* 34,99 € -5%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
As progenitor and contemptuous poster boy for the music that came to be Cosmic American, Gram Parsons found himself mired in a recording career spent mostly in scouting the perimeters of chart success. “He hated country-rock,” Parsons collaborator Emmylou Harris would later reflect. “He thought that bands like the Eagles were pretty much missing the point.” Parsons had been orbiting the idea of Cosmic American Music for some time. In ‘68, he’d parted ways with the Byrds and was looking to take air with a new project. “It’s basically a Southern soul group playing country and gospel-oriented music with a steel guitar” he told Melody Maker, on the subject of The Flying Burrito Brothers. So it was that when A&M’s Burrito Brothers debut The Gilded Palace of Sin made it to shelves in February of 1969, early adherents to the Cosmic American gospel were already echoing its message from areas flanking Gram Parsons’ Southern California hills and canyons. There was F.J. McMahon in coastal Santa Barbara, Mistress Mary further inland in Hacienda Heights, and Plain Jane of Albuquerque, New Mexico, each responding by committing their own private readings to tape before for day one of the 1970s. Parsons himself might’ve disdained them, had he even been aware of such minor ripples, shimmering at the edges of his desert oasis. But these were true believers all the same, given over fully to his roots music concept, each filling vinyl grooves with non-rock instrumentation like fiddle, banjo, and pedal steel guitar, the last undoubtedly Cosmic American Music’s most distinguishing stringed signifier.Only too predictably, big labels did the grunt work of confining and defining the movement, as ABC, United Artists, RCA, and more played catch-up with Asylum’s raptor rock juggernaut, via backwoods crossover also-rans with names like Gladstone, American Flyer, and Silverado. Twang reigned, the shitkickers kicked shit, and the vaguely western-sounding guitar records piled up. Country-rock became “the dominant American rock style of the 1970s,” as Peter Doggett’s comprehensive Are You Ready for the Country put it much later. Wayfaring Strangers: Cosmic American Music picks up and dusts off golden ingots from the dollar-bin detritus of that domination, to reconstruct events as seen from the genre’s real Wild West—America’s one-off private press label substructure.
Edge Of Daybreak - Eyes Of Love
Edge Of Daybreak
Eyes Of Love
LP | 1979 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:1979 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Incarcerated funk has no right to feel this free. Musical convicts and actual convicts from across the Commonwealth, The Edge Of Daybreak's membership wrote and recorded Eyes Of Love while serving out sentences of six to sixty years. Set to tape inside Powhatan Correctional Center on the outskirts of Richmond, Virginia, these intimate 1979 sessions unlock the prison gates and peer into a collective consciousness concocted by a core of four confined artists. Assembled from distant love ballads and fanciful odes to freedom, Eyes Of Love is a prison letter composed by committee, recorded hastily, and circulated regionally amongst adventurous clientele willing to take a chance on these felonious talents.
Scientists, The - Scientists
Scientists, The
Scientists
LP | 1981 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
26,99 €*
Release:1981 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Obvious in its rebellion yet more pop than punk, the S/T "Pink Album" (1981) deftly embodied the tough-yet-danceable outsider aura of The Ramones, & its unheard of, feverish clip shook the shores of the geographically confined Swan Coastal Plain of down under.
Donnell Pitman - Burning Up / The Taste of Honey
Jeff Cowell - Lucky Strikes And Liquid Gold
Jeff Cowell
Lucky Strikes And Liquid Gold
LP | 1975 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
19,99 €*
Release:1975 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Ten road-weary tales from the wrong side of outlaw country. Jeff Cowell may have huffed the same narcotic air as Townes Van Zandt and David Allan Coe, but hunkered far from the Nashville city limits, nary a Cash or Paycheck would drunkenly slur through his tunes. Recorded in 1975, Lucky Strikes and Liquid Gold is anisolated, backwoods loner epic, top-loaded with odes to hitch-hiking and rambling the crumbling Michigan countryside of Cowell's hard-drinking youth. Previously available only out of the backs of borrowed cars, truck stops, campgrounds, and country-western bars between Algonac, Detroit, East Lansing, Cadillac, and Manistee, this LP now finds new life in similarly detached environs: the last remaining record stores.
V.A. - Local Customs: Cavern Sound
V.A.
Local Customs: Cavern Sound
2LP | 2014 | US | Original (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Not quite hell, but close enough. Local Customs: Cavern Sounds covers six years lost in the deranging darkness of Independence, Missouri's Pixley limestone mine, where a team of misfit engineers captured the reverberating echoes of Kansas City's rock 'n' roll blasting cap. Taped in the subterranean studio headspace of Cavern between 1967 and 1973 are previously unissued recordings by Jaded, Larry Sands & the Sound Affair, Sheriff, Mulligan, Stone Wall, Morningstar, the Montaris, and the Dantes, alongside the most explosive tracks released on KC's Pearce, Rock, and Cave labels by the likes of the Reactions, Burlington Express, the Classmen, Fraight, American Sound Ltd, Baxter's Chat, 21st Century Sound Movement, Pretty, Tide, and A.J. Rowe.
Montgomery Express, The - The Montgomery Movement
Montgomery Express, The
The Montgomery Movement
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Numero Group)
21,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Funk's answer to the Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Florida's Montgomery Express stood at the crossroads of politically conscious soul and mystically awakened dance music. Comprised of two blind musicians in their 20s and a teenage rhythm section, their lone LP was cut in 1972 for Orlando's Dove label, then reissued on Folkways two years later. Although the label usually steered clear of soul music and anything remotely commercial sounding, Montgomery Express tapped into Folkways' Guthrie-cum-Chamber Bros. nerve.
V.A. - Wayfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles
V.A.
Wayfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles
2LP | 2014 | US | Original (Numero Group)
30,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
With Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles, the impacts of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath on US shores and heartlands is revealed as a bludgeoning pr viously undescribed. In this collection, medieval Bonham thunk and febrile Iommi guitar leads crowd out the bluesy Americana that foregrounded those bands, replacing hippie pastoralism with mythology, armored conflict, sorcery, and doom. From legions of occult-obsessive 1970s bonehead teens, we summoned a horde of 16 bands, cloaked in eons of tortured obscurity, whose sole release amounts to a blistering chapter ripped free of rock’s lumbering mythos.
Kathy Heideman - Move With Love
Kathy Heideman
Move With Love
LP | 2013 | US | Original (Numero Group)
18,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Lodged between a heartbreak and a smoke break, Kathy Heideman’s Move With Love wandered off I-5 somewhere just south of Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area and broke down. At its dusty roadside, cheap truck-stop java flows over plaintive coffeehouse tunes concerning “Bob” and “Need.” Her session hand’s lanky, echo-laden guitar might’ve twanged a bit strong for the typical sandal-shoed hitchhiker, who’d have fell harder for Dylanesque grandeur on “The Earth Won’t Hold Me.” More Bakersfield than Laurel Canyon, and set to walking in 1976 by the one-off Dia imprint in a plain-Jane, black-on-white sleeve, Heideman’s lone LP suffered the geographical misfortune of having ripened in the presilicon orchards of San Jose, California, far from more marketable realms—Emmylou’s backyard, say, or Joni Mitchell’s summery lawn. Heideman herself faded out thereafter, packing her shaken, singular voice into a rustic suitcase, moseying on, and leaping into the moving sun.
Mind & Matter - 1514 Oliver Avenue (Basement)
Mind & Matter
1514 Oliver Avenue (Basement)
LP | 2013 | US | Original (Numero Group)
18,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Jimmy Jam Harris was just 16 when he began writing and arranging for Minneapolis 11-piece Mind & Matter. Boasting a perfectly calibrated vocal quartet, an aggressive rhythm section, and stacks of Rhodes, Rolands, and Hammonds, the danceable act failed to win favor with frigid Midwest audiences. Tracked in 1977, this bundle of never-before-released basement demos throw Harris’ beloved Philadelphia Sound into an unfinished root cellar, pelting it with Clavinet attacks, disco skats, and infectious hooks. Named for the street address of its underground uptown genesis, 1514 Oliver Avenue (Basement) is James “Jimmy Jam” Harris’ first foray into songcraft and an organic Minneapolis-vintage alternative to a late ’70s Prince songbook gone increasingly synthetic.
Lewis Connection, The - The Lewis Connection
Lewis Connection, The
The Lewis Connection
LP | 2013 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
18,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
With insurance money from a recently overturned Buick Century, brothers Andre and Pierre Lewis went on a recording tear through the Twin Cities in 1978, cutting a half-dozen songs in as many studios. Combining the astrosexuality of Parliament with the sophisticated flammability of Earth, Wind & Fire, the Lewis Connection's misspelled debutcaptures the Minneapolis Sound's founding fathers-Prince among them-at the paradigm-shifting confluence of funk, jazz, and pop for which the Land of 10,000 Lakes is famed.
Alfonso Lovo - La Gigantona
Alfonso Lovo
La Gigantona
LP | 1976 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
20,99 €*
Release:1976 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The son of a prominent Nicaraguan politician, Alfonso Noel Lovo was a choice target for the Sandinista rebels who hijacked his homeward flight from Miami in December of 1971, ultimately putting several rounds through the talented musician’s torso and hand. After several years, and as many surgeries, he would break new ground on this psychedelic swirl of Latin jazz and pan-American funk with his musical partner, percussionist Jose “Chepito” Areas of Santana fame. Long unavailable, La Gigantona has lived its forty years lost in the grooves of a single acetate. Imagine a Nicaraguan take on Herbie Hancock’s Afro-jazz masterpiece Mwandishi with some of the most penetrating, left-field guitar you’ve never heard.
V.A. - Cult Cargo: Salsa Boricua De Chicago
V.A.
Cult Cargo: Salsa Boricua De Chicago
3LP Box | 2011 | US | Original (Numero Group)
26,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Far from the twin epicenters of New York and Miami, Carlos Ruiz and his Ebirac label were both feeling and generating the aftershocks of the mid-'70s salsa boom. Holed up in their own bustling Puerto Rican community center on Chicago's west side, these third coast salseros plied their trade outside the hot lights, cutting their teeth in city parks, VFW halls, and Holiday Inn rec rooms. Nearly 50 records survive in the wake of orquestas La Justicia, La Solucion, and Tipica Leal '79, the most impassioned, singular moments of which are compiled here. Presented in deluxe Numero Style with a 12X12 inch,24 page booklet in a full-sized slipcase with the LP.
Final Solution, The - Brotherman
Final Solution, The
Brotherman
12" | 2008 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
11,99 €*
Release:2008 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
/ theme from brotherman ... two tracks from the same titled blaxploitation movie
V.A. - Home schooled - The ABCs of Kid Soul
V.A.
Home schooled - The ABCs of Kid Soul
2LP | 2007 | US | Original (Numero Group)
26,99 €*
Release:2007 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Home Schooled, the 16th record in Numero’s library of the lost, looks at the unknown side of the early 70s kid soul revolution. Beyond the Osmonds, the Five Stairsteps, and the Brighter Side of Darkness lay hundreds of aspiring children (or parents) bent on becoming the next Michael. Numero has selected seventeen of our favorites. A detailed and photo stuffed booklet breaks down the history of the phenomena, while the disc straddles the line between historical artifact and wild mix tape.
V.A. - Eccentric soul - the prix label
V.A.
Eccentric soul - the prix label
2LP | 2007 | US | Original (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2007 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A glorious batch of unearthed soul and funk from the early 70s central Ohio scene ... the storming singles of Prix label ... culled from ultra rare 45s plus previous unreleased gems!
Step By Step - Time After Time / She's Gone
Step By Step
Time After Time / She's Gone
7" | 1972 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
8,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 29.06.2018
Soaring falsetto lead from 13-year-old Johnnie Gee, who, alongside brothers Jerome and Dewitt and a handful of kids from their Milwaukee stomping grounds, formed Step By Step in 1969. Gee and company’s 1972 sweet soul double sider for Jim Kirchstein’s regional powerhouse Cuca Records is among the rarest singles produced by the Sauk City outfit over its 13 year run, barely making it outside of Wisconsin before appearing on 2007’s Home Schooled: The ABCs of Kid Soul album.Step By Step’s “Time After Time” has since become a highly sought after single on the low rider circuit, and was prominently featured in season two of Aziz Ansari’s breakout Netflix series Master of None. Both sides have been remastered from the original analog Cuca masters, with two additional songs tacked onto the digital version.
Happy Rhodes - Ectotrophia
Happy Rhodes
Ectotrophia
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Numero Group)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
Preorder 29.06.2018
The first authoritative compilation of American dream pop artist Happy Rhodes, whose singular songwriting and four-octave vocal range emanated from the pastoral confines of upstate New York in the 1980s. Her melding of classical music influences with synthesizer and acoustic guitar, and her enchanting and idiosyncratic singing, are favorably compared to heralded English chanteuse Kate Bush. Fans of such artistic pop music would be remiss to overlook Rhodes’s similarly remarkable and otherworldly sonic transmissions, traversing tales of dreamers, outsiders, lovers and other lovely and terrifying creatures born of a wellspring of wild creativity and bold imagination. Affectionately remastered from the original tapes, Ectotrophia gathers essential songs from Rhodes’s mid-’80s salad days, many written when she was just a teenager — wildly ahead of her time and unafraid to bare her soul to regional audiences, the ectophiles who’d eventually coin an entire subgenre of pop music in her honor. Dive deep into ecto, with the woman who started it all.No matter how obscure your tastes run, there is always another layer to the onion of cult stardom.Case in point: Ectotrophia, Numero Group’s latest lovingly curated, fished-from-the-depths outsider artist compilation job, which collects early recordings by dream pop singer-songwriter Happy Rhodes.OK, Rhodes isn’t an “outsider artist” in the strictest sense — she has what folks in the biz like to call “chops,” both vocally and on her choice instruments (acoustic guitar and synthesizer), and her recordings were largely produced in professional studios. But she certainly has been an outsider in terms of her career’s trajectory and her music’s path to its audience, which has been pretty much strictly word of mouth (or word of keyboard).Rhodes’ classical-tinged, Kate Bush and Queen-influenced music was mostly issued on cassette in the late ’80s and ’90s by the tiny label Aural Gratification, and it found a ravenous audience among a small group of fans that splintered off from a Kate Bush Usenet forum and created their own email list, “Ecto” — named after Rhodes’ fourth album — where they discussed not only Rhodes but other artists whose sensibilities they felt kindred to hers (e.g. Bush, Peter Gabriel, Jane Siberry, and others). They even coined a subgenre for the music, which they also called “ecto.”The new compilation tells the story of not only of Happy Rhodes’ music, but also of fandom in the early stages of the internet. One of several rickety, homemade (but still operational!) Rhodes-centric web pages is the “Ectophile’s Guide to Good Music,” an extension of the Ecto email list, which can still be perused here. It includes lists of the ectophile community’s favorite albums for every year since 1992. (What were the top “ecto” albums of, say, 2017? Among the arists listed are Alvvays, Fever Ray, Lorde, Tori Amos, and Perfume Genius.)
Bernadette Carroll - Laughing On The Outside / Heavenly
Bernadette Carroll
Laughing On The Outside / Heavenly
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Numero Group)
8,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
Preorder 07.06.2018
Though not a household name, Bernadette Carroll is one of the more successful teen vocalists of the girl group era. She charted as a member of the Angels, as a solo act, and as a for-hire backup singer, performing on at least two #1 hits, selling over a million copies of each. You’ve heard her voice, whether you know it or not.
Joseph Washington Jr. - Merry Christmas To You Colored Vinyl Edition
Lion - You’ve Got A Woman
Lion
You’ve Got A Woman
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Numero Group)
8,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Lion—and the mean ecstasy of “You’ve Got A Woman,” the B-side to their sole release— comprise a rare burst of psychedelic-Western soul from two names best known for Dutch progressive rock and new wave. Drummer Peter de Leeuwe, departing from the symphonic leanings of Dutch prog-fixtures Ekseption, penned it in 1975, layering syncopated explosions of hand-claps, vibraslap and slick drumwork with neutron-star density, with super-producer Hans van Hemert nearly bursting Glenn Robles’ vocals through the fore. The “Shoes Subtle Edit” provides exactly that, gently teasing the organ- and requintohinted contours of the track to better suit the treasure within. Chicago-based septet Whitney have brought some attention to “You’ve Got A Woman” with a recent cover, and the faith with which they recreate much of the original instrumentation proves the extent of Lion’s accomplishment.
V.A. - Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares
V.A.
Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Numero Group)
32,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
As the hippie movement hurdled towards its emanate demise, bad vibes infiltrated the rock world. Tainted LSD, loud motorcycles, and a series of brutal deaths spawned inspiration for guitar-wielding teenagers across the globe. Implementing deafening fuzz and satanic screams to create their protometal monstrosities, short-lived stoner bands pressed their lysergic experiments in microscopic quantities before blacking out entirely. Lifted from the ashes of the acid rock hell fire are 18 distorted tales of dope fiends, pill poppers, and the baddest of trips.Deluxe 2LP comes housed in a blacklight poster-style jacket, replete with flocking and lysergic neon. 24 pages documenting the creeping existential dread of the hard rock underground are tucked into the gatefold pocket alongside two dead dinosaur-heavy LPs. Compact disc is packaged in standard Numero slipcase, with digipak and 40-page book, limited to 2000 copies.
Jackie Shane - Any Other Way Deluxe Edition
Jackie Shane
Any Other Way Deluxe Edition
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Numero Group)
28,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Known by genre aficionados as one of the greatest singers and most riveting stage presences in soul music, Jackie Shane has remained largely unknown outside Toronto, where her career briefly flowered in the 1960s. Beyond her unmistakable gift of the gab, Shane is a pioneer of transgender rights, born in a male body but unabashedly living her entire life as a woman at a time when to do so seemed unthinkable. Any Other Way is the first artist-approved collection of Ms. Shane’s work, ollecting all six of her 45s and every highlight from the legendary 1967 live sessions at the Sapphire Tavern, including three mind blowing, previously- unreleased tracks. Rob Bowman’s 20,000 word essay is Jackie’s first communication with the public in nearly half a century, telling for the first time ever Jackie Shane’s story in her own words. This deluxe two album set is copiously illustrated with never-before- seen pictures from a career and a life unlike any other.
White Zombie - Gods On Voodoo Moon Black Vinyl Edition
Noise Addict - 10.000 Kids With Guitars
V.A. - Wayfaring Strangers - Ladies From The Canyon
V.A.
Wayfaring Strangers - Ladies From The Canyon
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Numero Group)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
By 1970, the folk revival had all but ended. Gone were the heady days of “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” and “If I Had A Hammer.” Hootenanny had been cancelled. Broadside was out, Rolling Stone in. Richard Fariña was dead, Bob Dylan had plugged in. Paths paved by Joan Baez and Judy Collins had led a younger, more introspective generation of songwriters into the woods, while the ethos forged in weather-beaten hills and tempered on the lower east side of Manhattan was being reborn in the canyons of California, as songs for seagulls crafted in Joni Mitchell’s visage. Culled from beyond the crop of critrevisionist darlings Linda Perhacs, Judee Sill, or Vashti Bunyan, Ladies From The Canyon examines the world of private folk via the works of 13 unlikely heroines who sang beneath the infrastructure of the music business, playing to coffeehouse chatter and church picnic silence. Each of these Wayfaring Strangers walk in the handmade aesthetic of lyrics scribbled into faded denim, of delicate movements captured and released.
Bobo Yeye - Belle Epoque In Upper Volta
Bobo Yeye
Belle Epoque In Upper Volta
3LP | 2016 | US | Original (Numero Group)
59,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
From his studio in central Bobo-Dioulasso, photographer Sory Sanlé documented a nation’s transformation from colonial foothold to cosmopolitan oasis. Bobo Yeye: Belle Epoque in Upper Volta provides an intimate look into the landlocked nation’s pop culture explosion of the 1970s. A melange of community elders and emboldened youth spill from the brightly lit confines of Sanlé’s Volta Photo into the dimly lit nightclubs of Upper Volta’s cultural capital. Accompanying this hardbound monograph are dozens of rare and evocative recordings spread over three discs by Bobo-Dioulasso’s musical titans: Volta Jazz, Dafra Star, Echo Del Africa, and Les Imbattables Léopards.
V.A. - Extra Added Soul: Crossover, Modern And Funky Soul
V.A.
Extra Added Soul: Crossover, Modern And Funky Soul
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Numero Group)
29,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
There is a lot of confusion with regards to the modern soul scene. An off-shoot of northern soul, it initially mixed new release independent soul, with post late-60s soul that didn’t fit with the northern scene. They championed a lot of great records, but this was the mid-80s and it now seems odd to describe nearly 50 year old records as modern soul – but somehow the name has stuck. Extra Added Soul luxuriates in this contradiction, as it allows us to mix up the boogie like ‘Love Explosion’ by Donnell Pittman, with two-step Chicago classics by Elvin Bishop or El Anthony, or the danceable sweet soul of Dyson’s Faces with Gil Scott-Heron alike ‘Patience’ by Rokk. Amongst the twenty tracks there is also room for a touch of Prince on 94 East’s exceptional ‘If You See Me’ and the cosmic soul of Karriem’s super rarity ‘I Love You’.
V.A. - Can You Feel That Beat
V.A.
Can You Feel That Beat
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Numero Group)
29,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Funk was the syncopated groove that emerged in the mid-sixties through hits from James Brown and Dyke and The Blazers. It was a natural development out of rhythm and blues. Thousands of local bands tried to emulate Brown’s success, and in the process created a plethora of rare and sought after 45s and album cuts that have been mined by DJs and producers to fill floors or provide breakbeats. Whilst the 20 tracks on this compilation would cost you thousands of pounds to own on their original issue, that isn’t really the point. Instead you get to listen to magnificent grooves such as Mickey & The Soul Generations explosive ‘Iron Leg’, Andrew Brown’s blues tinged ‘You Made Me Suffer’ or the message music of 24 Carat Black.
V.A. - All Night Long: Northern Soul Floor Fillers
V.A.
All Night Long: Northern Soul Floor Fillers
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Numero Group)
29,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Whilst not the first UK dance scene – the mods had that covered – northern soul is the longest running. Those northern clubbers who eschewed late 60s psychedelic fripperies for obscure old soul records with the requisite beat, couldn’t have known what they started. After using up all the UK released sides they began digging in the United States and after nearly 50 years the northern soul scene has probably unearthed more great music than any other. All Night Long is our tribute to those pioneers and includes current in-demanders such as The Sensations ‘Demanding Man’, classics by The Chandlers and Ernest Mosley and a host of other dancefloor friendly masterpieces.
Dry Bread - Yamar / Words To My Song
Dry Bread
Yamar / Words To My Song
7" | 2016 | US | Original (Numero Group)
7,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Steeped in Caribbean flavor and seasoned with a fistful of hand-percussion, "Yamar" was initially sidelined from 2009's Cult Cargo: Grand Bahama Goombay for feeling less like cargo than an authentic piece of pan-Americana. Phish fans may recognize this previously unattainable A-side as it as been a staple in their setlists since the late '80s, imported by bassist Mike Gordon who heard the Mustangs performing it in a Bahamian hotel. Backed with the sweltering "Words To My Song," this doubler-sider is a must for any sea side or pool side DJ.
Blonde Redhead - Masculin Feminin
Blonde Redhead
Masculin Feminin
4LP | 2016 | US | Original (Numero Group)
58,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Teeming with the energy and grit of pre-Giuliani Manhattan, Blonde Redhead’s long out-of-print early recordings have finally crawled their way out of the ‘90s basement thanks to Numero Group who will issue the set on Sept. 30. Weighing in at 37 tracks, Masculin Féminin compiles the band’s first two albums for Steve Shelley’s Smells Like Records (self-titled and La Mia Via Violenta), their period singles, extant demos, and radio performances across four LPs or two CDs. Dozens of previously unpublished photographs illustrate two lengthy essays on this essential New York band’s formative years.This is the latest installment in Numero Group’s 200 Line series which has also included releases from Unwound, Bedhead, Codeine, White Zombie and The Scientists.“These songs combine a raw need, a ready access to neediness, with seemingly incongruous cinematic changes reminiscent of ‘60s Italian pop music and movie scores. They switch between emotional grandeur and eye scratching immediacy.” -Arto Lindsay
V.A. - Afterschool Special: The 123s Of Kid Soul
V.A.
Afterschool Special: The 123s Of Kid Soul
2LP | 2016 | US | Original (Numero Group)
28,49 €* 29,99 € -5%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The formula was simple: marry bubblegum and soul to the absolute sincerity of an enthusiastic child, cross your fingers and pray for airplay. But while the youthful sums of that formula may have grown up and walked away from their illusions of stardom, their permanent records remain.By 1973, Michael, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Jackie were as hip as kids could get—household names, with lunchboxes, coloring books, a Saturday morning cartoon, and an Alpha-Bits cereal commercial pushing the J5 brand onto any kid with television reception. Their impressive run of four consecutive #1 singles playing on both pop and R&B stations cemented their appeal to both whites and blacks, prompting MGM to launch the Osmonds as the safer (read: white) alternative. And parents? Well Michael had that wrapped up with his impossible-not-to-love mini-James Brown thing. Even their song selection straddled both sides, with “Zip A Dee Do Dah” and “ABC” for kids, and contemporary standards “Standing In The Shadows Of Love” and “My Cherie Amour” for the older crowd. This extreme marketing and merchandising juggernaut created the kid soul explosion.A decade removed from our acclaimed Home Schooled compilation comes a fresh batch of talent show titans. With enterprising parents, neighbors, and teachers turning play dates into recording dates, groups like Magical Connection, Little Man and the Inquires, and Five Ounces of Soul emulated the Jacksons, who’d made grade-school stardom appear easy as ABC. Afterschool Special: The 123s Of Kid Soul contains 19 tiny tunes ranging from bilingual D.A.R.E. anthem, to James Brown bio, to young love and life beyond the playground.
V.A. - Eccentric Soul: Sitting In The Park
V.A.
Eccentric Soul: Sitting In The Park
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Numero Group)
25,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Hear the document of one man’s passion crossing over into obsession. Chicago radio disc jockey and soul archivist Bob Abrahamian was deeply devoted to celebrating and documenting unknown Chicagoland group harmony music. Upon his untimely passing in 2014, he left behind hundreds of radio programs and a daunting collection of 35,000 carefully-selected 45s. Our collection borrows its title from Abrahamian’s long-running and acclaimed WHPK radio show, and it spins a tale that’s cautionary, inspiring, and set to the sounds of the impossible-to-find tracks that made Bob Abrahamian’s on-air playlist and animated the radio programs that were his life’s work. Collected here are 12 artists (16 on the CD) featured on Sitting In The Park, in their own words and through the lens of our friend Bob.A decade into its limitless ambitions, Numero’s flagship Eccentric Soul series is effectively remapping the American soul diaspora. Each compilation explores, in exacting detail, another US city’s smallest time hooks and would-be world beaters tossed into the glutted big-hole record sea of the 1960s and ’70s. In Eccentric Soul’s alternate universe are motley and mishandled Motowns beyond number, and the unforgettable records that could have, and should have, and never did. Find their stories here, retold for the first time.
Blonde Redhead - Peel Sessions
Blonde Redhead
Peel Sessions
7" | 2016 | US | Original (Numero Group)
9,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Limited edition for Record Store Day 2016!
Shades, The - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / Prancer’s Got Some
Mind & Matter - I'm Under Your Spell
Elyse Weinberg - Greasepaint Smile
Elyse Weinberg
Greasepaint Smile
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Numero Group)
25,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The unreleased second album by an original lady from the canyon. Recorded and recanted in 1969, Greasepaint Smile is more assured than its self-titled, Tetragrammaton-issued predecessor. Weinberg’s finger-picked acoustic is layered over distant drumming, while her gravel-pit voice evokes life, love, and mortality. Fellow Torontonian Neil Young sears “Houses” with his signature fuzz-tone, casting chaos over the beautiful ballad, while J.D. Souther, Kenny Edwards, and Nils Lofgren, pick up the slack. Masterfully produced by David Briggs, Greasepaint Smile has climbed out of the canyon and is bound for every turntable east of the 405.
Unwound - Empire
Perk Badger - Do Your Stuff
Perk Badger
Do Your Stuff
7" | 2015 | US | Original (Numero Group)
10,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Mighty Pearstine "Perk" Badger cut a handful of sides for his own Hit Sound (and Hit Bound) and the local Miami Wax-Wel labels in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including a low-fidelity attempt at the anthemic "Do Your Stuff". A few years later, Perk took another stab, enlisting the help of Arnold Albury's The Rising Suns, a major force in Henry Stone's TK operation. The results were raw, magical, heavy-hitting funk. It is debatable whether or not the reworked single ever saw distribution, but it would become his closest thing to a hit in 2014 when it found its way from a deep cut on Numero's Eccentric Soul: The Outskirts of Deep City to an international Nike ad campaign. Finally issued as it was intended, on a bright replica Suncut label with bottom-heavy refurbished sound.
Royal Jesters - English Oldies
V.A. - Saved & Sanctified: Songs Of The Jade Label
V.A.
Saved & Sanctified: Songs Of The Jade Label
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Numero Group)
25,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The rawest, DIY gospel ever resurrected. The West Side of Chicago was just an annex of the deep rural South for Gene Autry Cash and his flock of recent Old Dominion transplants looking to cut their fiery, unadorned sounds indelibly to plastic. His Jade label absorbed those God-fearing artists: family bands with wailing kids and barely amateur groups sourced from local parishes, infused with reverberations of country and western and deep soul. Glinting authenticity shines from every track like a diamond in the unpolished rough—each group completely convinced that salvation comes through song.
Jesus Wayne - Rush / Bring Me Up
Nikki Sudden - Dark Rags at Dawn
Nikki Sudden
Dark Rags at Dawn
7LP Box | 2014 | US | Original (Numero Group)
141,54 €* 148,99 € -5%
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
In founding Swell Maps, the post-punk prefacing Birmingham art-snots, Nikki Sudden and his drumming brother Epic Soundtracks charted new territory for racket and corrosive guitar. But after folding Swell Maps at the dawn of the '80s, Nikki Sudden plowed through another decade's worth of terrifically fertile ground. Drawing on his devotion to the Rolling Stones and T. Rex - alongside guitarist Dave Kusworth as Jacobites, plus a cheekily named cohort of British sidemen - Nikki Sudden cut a string of raw, inspired rock 'n' roll records, etched with double edged travel melancholia and hard-bitten punk dejection.This career-spanning 7xLP box set compiles Sudden's landmark solo LPs Waiting On Egypt and The Bible Belt, the Dave Kusworth-era LPs Jacobites and Robespierre's Velvet Basement, Sudden's Rowland S. Howard collaboration Kiss You Kidnapped Charabanc, and his Creation-issued masterpieces Texas and Dead Men Tell No Tales. Limited to just 500 copies, this set also includes Sudden's debut solo single "Back to The Start" b/w "Ringing On My Train."
Jordan De La Sierra - Gymnosphere: Song of the Rose
Jordan De La Sierra
Gymnosphere: Song of the Rose
2LP | 2014 | US | Original (Numero Group)
25,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Before New Age hit terra firms at the dawn of the 1980s, the classically-trained Bay Area composer Jordan De La Sierra's consciousness soared with cosmic concepts. With cues and lessons from the great minimalists La Monte Young,Terry Riley, Pandit Pran Nath, and help from the venerable public radio program Hearts of Space, De La Sierra embarked on a journey in alternate tunings and resounding reverberations, transporting entranced listeners from the Golden Gates to the intergalactic. Take an interstellar ride on the sensory engulfing space piano with this lovingly recreated double LP set, complete with De La Sierra's India-inspired visual artwork and musings on the tableau of space.
Bedhead - WhatFunLifeWas
Unwound - No Energy
Unwound
No Energy
3LP | 2014 | US | Original (Numero Group)
49,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
As a robust rock underground got swallowed alive by the Major Label Industrial Complex, the very autonomous Unwound—Olympia, Washington’s Great Noise Hope - toed the troublesome line between pay check and Check Engine light. Captured in the gaps of a ruthless touring schedule, defining fourth and fifth albums The Future of What and Repetition were issued in the back-to-back springs of 1995 and ‘96. Both find the band severing their post-hardcore roots, for gripping detours into Echoplex, kraut, D&B, and Mingus, as guided by a sun-worn copy of Book Your Own Fuckin’ Life.No Energy collects both of these 1990s masterworks, beginning with Justin Trosper’s home-made haircut stabs on “New Energy,” continuing with Vern Rumsey’s reanimating bass on “Corpse Pose,” and closing in a wall of Sara Lund crash cymbals on “For Your Entertainment.” This 33-song collection is buttressed by singles and period live tracks, a pile of double-exposed photographs, and a 10,000 word essay by latter-day Unwound diarist David Wilcox.
Fern Jones - The Glory Road
Fern Jones
The Glory Road
2LP | 2014 | US | Original (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Her voice was all Saturday night, delivered on a Sunday morning. Patsy on Jesus. Elvis without the pelvis. Fern Jones' only album, released by Dot Records in 1959, captured 36-year-old Sister Fern as she anointed church music with the same untamed energy that younger white Southerners were bringing to their rock 'n' roll. Produced by Mac Wiseman and showcasing crack Nashville session players Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland, Floyd Cramer, Joe Zinkan, and Buddy Harman fresh off their June 1958 session with The Pelvis, Singing A Happy Song should've taken Jones from dusty canvas big tops to the Opry's storied stage. But with no 45 to flog, Jones instead sold nary a record and never did hear herself on the radio. Her fiery rockabilly gospel was a few shades too radical for the conservative, traditional, near puritanical public she played to anyway. Fern Jones: The Glory Road collects her Singing A Happy Song LP and cuts including "Didn't It Rain," from her The Joneses Sing album, into one rousing package, rich with the details and imagery of a brief career spent tethered to the hard ground and gazing skyward. The Glory Road's sound gnaws at the bit and stands in reverence, a runaway rockabilly tent show without a single drop of rain on the horizon.
Nikki Sudden And The Jacobites - Dead Men Tell No Tales
Nikki Sudden & The Jacobites - Texas
V.A. - Eccentric Soul: Capitol City Soul
V.A.
Eccentric Soul: Capitol City Soul
2LP | 2014 | US | Original (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Fifty records later, The Numero Group returns to its eccentric roots, Ohio's Capitol City and the sonorous Shangri-La carved out by the indefatigable Bill Moss. Filling in, around, and on top of our original The Capsoul Label collection, Capitol City Soul is a trove of completely unissued and underissued treasures from Moss and company. A decade in the making, this is the set of soul discoveries that no one but The Numero Group could achieve. Features otherwise unreleased songs from the Kool Blues, the Four Mints, Jupiter's Release, and Love Maximum, alongside rare sides by Dean Francis & the Soul Rockers, the Chandlers, Associated Press, the Soul Partners, and the Vondors. From the vaults under the basements under the garages of one of the nation's most unsung music scenes.This double LP set is ensconced in a thick tip-on gatefold jacket splashed with a colorful spread of vivid archival imagery accumulated over a decade of research into the Columbus, Ohio culture. The liner notes serve as an in-depth history of Columbus soul music, linking The Capsoul Label with The Prix Label and Norman Whiteside's Wee project (recently sampled by Kanye West).
Sandy Denny & The Strawbs - All Our Own Work
Dinosaur Jr - Visitors
Dinosaur Jr
Visitors
5x7" | 2014 | US | Original (Numero Group)
39,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Limited edition for Record Store Day 2014
Unnatural Funk Band - Strange Happenings / Living In The Past
Master Plan Inc. - Try It (You'll Like It) / Master Plan
Calvin Harris - Love's Recipe / Wives Get Lonely To
Bump & The Soul Stompers - I Can Remember / Standing On The Out
Family Circle - Family Circle
Four Mints, The - Gently Down Your Stream
Four Mints, The
Gently Down Your Stream
LP | 2013 | US | Original (Numero Group)
18,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Gently Down Your Stream marked a creative zenith within the Columbus, Ohio, soul scene, at the juncture of the 1960s and ‘70s. The Four Mints were one of the most influential local group harmony outfits of their era and—with assistance from Columbus doyen and Capsoul purveyor Bill Moss—among the few to release a full length LP. The roster of backing musicians hired to provide aural landscaping reads like a Midwest supergroup, with surprising appearances from Indianapolis based vibraphonist Billy Wooten and drummer Bobby Allen of the Fabulous Originals from Dayton, Ohio. And though most of the material on 1973’s Gently had been previously released as 45s, the collection—five singles and one priceless track saved from the scrap heap—gives witness to a world-class vocal quartet at its professional and intuitive peak.
Herman Jones - I Love You / Ladie
V.A. - Purple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis
V.A.
Purple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis
4LP | 2013 | US | Original (Numero Group)
94,99 €* 99,99 € -5%
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In the late 1970s, a peculiar sound began bubbling up from the land of 10,000 lakes. Buried beneath 50 solid inches of annual snow, Minneapolis made a Sound quite different than what the pop world foresaw. It issued forth as a slick, black, technologically advanced fusion, poised to storm the charts. Never known for sizable African-American populations, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul in fact harbored a tight-knit community of musicians working feverishly through the late ’70s and early ’80s toward a radical manipulation of American dance music, coating futuristic funk with the glamorous sheen of guitar rock. Synthetic ebony and ivory met electricity, with sexed-up results sent shockingly across the pop heavens like violet lightning.Includes a hardbound, full-color book companion to Purple Snow
Unwound - Kid Is Gone
Unwound
Kid Is Gone
3LP | 2013 | US | Original (Numero Group)
50,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Kid Is Gone documents signal chaos in Olympia’s fertile scene before Unwound’s turbulent noise hit stride, in unrevealed period photos, 34 tracks, and three LPs—cassette-only demos, early 7”s, a KAOS radio broadcast, material tracked live in a local basement, and all of what became 1994’s Unwound, on which the band’s prehistory plays out in a feral maelstrom of screaming, distortion, feedback, and abrasive promise.
Rokk - Want To Live High
V.A. - Eccentric Soul - The Forte Label
V.A.
Eccentric Soul - The Forte Label
2LP | 2013 | US | Original (Numero Group)
19,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
After months of gathering up old singles and researching the label's back story, Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label is ready to go!
V.A. - Eccentric Soul - The Bandit Label
V.A.
Eccentric Soul - The Bandit Label
3LP | 2013 | US | Original (Numero Group)
39,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Eccentric Soul: The Bandit Label takes a look at the underside of Chicago soul through twenty tracks of blistering R&B, sweet soul, and discofied funk. Hundreds of hours were spent researching, interviewing, re-mastering, and compiling the history of Bandit and the life of Arrow Brown. Unearthed in the process were two cassette tapes worth of acappella rehearsals that we've done our best to preserve in their lo-fi, in-the-red state. Numero 003 might be the deepest we'll ever dig. No map, no shovel, just a stack of 45's and a city of three million people.
Young Souls - Quit Waiting For Tomorrow
Brown Bombers & Soul Partners - Wait For Me
James Dockery - My Faith In You Is All Gone
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