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100% Pure Poison - Windy C Collection
100% Pure Poison
Windy C Collection
2x7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Dynamite Cuts)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This holly grail album has been transformed into a 45s collection. Dynamite Cuts releases a high quality limited edition 1000 copies double pack 2x7” release which gives you 4 of those masterpieces from that album. two never before on 7” vinyl all of the most in-demand tracks.
24-Carat Black - Ghetto: Misfortune's wealth
24-Carat Black
Ghetto: Misfortune's wealth
LP | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Stax)
18,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
8 tracks

- "Brown-Baggin'" sampled by Assassin - "Kique at Merde" and
Leaders of the New School for "What's Next?"

- "Poverty's Paradise" sampled by Freeway and Jake One for "Money",
Kingpin Skinny Pimp for "Whatcha Gonna Do",
Monica for "Ain't Nobody",
Naughty by Nature for "Poverty's Paradise",
Omar Cruz for "Legendary" and
Three 6 Mafia for "N 2 Deep"

- "Mother's Day" sampled by CL Smooth for "CL Smooth Unplugged",
Diplo for "Don't Fall" & "Krunkepistomology",
Jay-Z for "Can I Live Pt 2",
Nas for "Nas is Coming",
Naughty by Nature for "Nothin' to Lose (Naughty Live)",
RZA for "The Birth" and
Wale for "The End Credits"

- "Foodstamps" sampled by Digable Planets for "Cool Like Dat" and
Wale for "The End Credits"

- "Ghetto: Misfortunes Wealth" sampled by D.A.M.N. for "Introlosophy 2",
Eric B & Rakim for "In the Ghetto",
Jill Scott & Common for "High Post Brotha",
Scarface for "The Geto" and
Termanology for "Nobody's Smilin"

- "24 Karat Black Theme" sampled by H.E.A.L. for "Anti-Ho" and
Keith Murray for "Herb is Pumpin'"
24-Carat Black - Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth
24-Carat Black - Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth
7 Samurai - Favela Gyal
Abdullah Ibrahim - African Piano
Acid Coco - Mucho Gusto
Acid Coco
Mucho Gusto
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (El Palmas Music)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Pop
Acid Coco left Colombia many years ago, but it’s never far away. Channelling cumbia, punk, champeta, reggaeton and other tropical rhythms with electronic sounds in recording sessions that doubled as therapy, the Colombian duo have created a work of visceral emotion that traverses musical landscapes. Love, Colombia and memories of past lives are some of the sources that inspired the group in the process of writing and creating their debut album, Mucho Gusto. Sometimes being apart brings you even closer. These tracks were recorded over two frenzied sessions in Geneva; ideas, lyrics, music, memories laid down on tape (sorry, hard drive), a creative purge driven by emotional and physical collapse. Creation proved to be the panacea and Colombia the shelter, a place where they could rinse away their demons by evoking dreams of yore, both musically and spiritually. On Mucho Gusto you will find rhythms that speak of the density and diversity of Colombia’s music. These are styles of music made to make people dance, whether next to an ear-shattering picó sound system, a fanfare of brass, an accordion-led trio or even a family vitrola. They are styles that were born nostalgic, tied to the environments where they came, but also full of devilry, serious songs laced with one-liners and fun-poking wordplay, never afraid to mock itself. This is the spirit of Acid Coco. On “Yo Bailo Sola” the cumbia beat is unmistakable, yet they break with the dogma of tradition (a recurring theme), the song’s female protagonist telling her would-be dance partner to leave her be, she wants to dance alone. The Afro- Colombian party music of champeta takes hold on “Caminando Vas” and “La Chancla”, which use the bargain- bin Casio Sk-5 keyboard for a sound heard on picó sound systems up and down the Colombian coast. “El Amor de Mis Amores” continues the champeta love-in, its lyrics finding the duo in playful mood, speaking of “The Love of All Loves” who is instantly forgotten when the romance ends. “It's the Colombian way of talking about the tragicomic way we live our lives”, they say. “We're used to making fun of everything, it’s our way to cope and survive all our tragedies.” These are tragedies both personal and national, speaking of a Colombia where, despite a peace agreement, activists and social leaders are still being killed on a regular basis. The scars across Colombia still have some way before they can heal, a theme that haunts the cumbia “El Lamento”, a pure example of how a song about tragedy can still have a thumping beat. “Sin Salida” is them at their most punk, transposing Suicide to the Caribbean coast with distorted bass and lo-fi beats, “Solo Estás Tu” brings techno merengue (a popular style from the 90s) bang up-to-date, and a softer side emerges on “Siempre En Mis Sueños”, which fuses a ballad with a reggaeton beat. “Nuevo Día" has a pop influence which recalls the beginning of the Rock En Español movement in Latin America. Final track “Me Voy” pays tribute to son montuno, salsa being one of the main musical motors of these two Colombians. The music of Acid Coco will ring true for anyone who has been paying attention to the diasporic music being made by Colombians around the world – Systema Solar, Combo Chimbita, La Rueda, Bomba Estéreo, the list goes on. Like Acid Coco, these are artists combining Colombian rhythms and folklore with ideas from global music and the Western avant-garde. It’s music with a Colombian heart and soul that’s impossible to shake: “Even if we don't want to sound like Colombians, we always sound like Colombians”, say the group.
Adam Chini - Virtual Love
Adam Chini
Virtual Love
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Star Creature)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
ADAM CHINI is most known as the keyboardist for BRIAN ELLIS's REFLECTION BAND. This LP is a spaced out tribute to love in all the right ways. Epic synth & tripped out drum machines with ADAM providing all production & vocals. Intimate, psychedelic boogie classic here for sure. Check it! Out on Chitown's own STAR CREATURE RECORDS.
Adam's Apples / The Cooperettes - Don't Take It Out On This World / Shing-A-Ling
Adele Sebastian - Desert Fairy Princess
Adele Sebastian
Desert Fairy Princess
LP | 1981 | US | Reissue (Pure Pleasure)
29,99 €*
Release:1981 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Adele Sebastian was an Afro American jazz flutist and singer, active from the early 70s (when she was still a teenager) until her untimely death at the age of 27 (!) in 1983 from a kidney failure. In fact she had been depending on monthly dialysis to stay alive for years. She lived through and for the music and you can hear it on her only solo album “Desert Fairy Princess” which was first issued in 1981. The mostly acoustic instrumentation brings a very natural and therefore rather retrospective sound considering the year the album was recorded. Adele and her band pull it off right from the start as if it had been 1966 and it was time for a revolution to shake the dust from the old time jazz. In a perfect way she mixes classic American vocal jazz elements with playful and more free passages, Latin music and tribal African sounds in the lengthy and quite rhythm oriented “Man From Tanganyika” and makes the title track start with a mystical “Allahu akbar“ chant while it turns more and more into a dark and gloomy song with something like a psychedelic edge reminiscent of Pharoah Sanders on his early works. Wild rhythms from drums, percussions with tons of bells and chimes weave a thick groove carpet and conjure a magical atmosphere. Those jazz aficionados who love the mid 60s John Coltrane, his sidekick Pharoah Sanders and Alice Coltrane will go crazy for this album.
Afro National - African Experimentals (1972-1979)
Afro National
African Experimentals (1972-1979)
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Africa Seven)
22,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Afro National band was formed in Freetown, Sierra Leone in 1972. Their inspirational leader, Sulay Abu Bakarr accompanied by his wife Patricia and Ayo Roy Macauley split from the Sabanoh Jazz Band to form their new group. They skillfully merged highlife and jazz sounds with a deep knowledge of West African sounds. Growing to become one of the premiere bands to emerge from Sierra Leone they not only defined the sound of the country for a generation but also crafted some of the country's most popular and memorable songs (for example Sonjo which is included on this collection).

The band toured extensively throughout Africa and Europe in the 70s (working with the giant of Sierra Leone music Akie Deen in the process). Towards the end of the 70s the band departed Sierra Leone, Sulay and his wife moving to Maryland in the US and other members moving to London.

Our collection focuses on possibly not the best known songs of the band but the tracks which have the rhythms to move the dance floor. We open with the foot tapping "Jokenge" and its driving shuffle beat, swirling organ and percussive guitar lines. "Push Am Forward" takes a afro-psychadelic turn with its hypnotic rhythms and driving distorted guitar. "Mr Who You Be" is a cover of the Fela Kuti track, doing it fine justice. "Gowa" highlights the vocal prowess of the band, as dose the ever popular "Sonjo" (the version featured here is a rare alternate recording).

"Money Palava" opens up side two with its infectious highlife beat and hooky vocals. "Money Nor Bataya" highlights the bands first use of synthesizers. "Mother In Law" sweeps up back to Free Town 1973 with its clever vocal. "Set My Soul On Fire" is a bonus track which brings in the International flavour of the band.

The Afro National band continues in various guises to this day, with Sulay and Patricia acting as the proud and talismanic figures for a whole generation of Sierra Leonean music.
Ahmed Fakroun - Nisyan
Ahmed Fakroun
Nisyan
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Groovin)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Super rare folk-disco-world music 7" from lybian musician Ahmed Fakroun originally released in 1977. Essential!
Akira Toyoda - Benkei
Akira Toyoda
Benkei
LP | 1984 | EU | Reissue (Cool Cult)
12,99 €*
Release:1984 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
A Japanese rarity from 1984, Benkei is a unique jazz funk session that sees the drummer Akira Toyoda working with a group that features Joe Lovano on sax, Peter Madsen on piano and Dean Johnson on bass. This early document showcases the beginning of Lovano’s career as a fine jazz player as well as being an excellent testimony of the vibrant Japanese jazz scene of the mid-80s that drew many American players to visit the Land of the Rising Sun.
Aksak Maboul - Un Peu De L'Ame Des Bandits(Remastered)
Alan Hawkshaw & Keith Mansfield - Beat Incidental
Alan Hawkshaw & Keith Mansfield
Beat Incidental
LP | 1969 | EU | Reissue (Be With)
24,99 €*
Release:1969 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
This release comes on 180g vinyl and was remastered from the original tapes.Be With have raided the KPM archives to re-issue another of our favourites from the KPM 1000 series. They say: A Dramatic Suite Of Themes, Montage, Sequences And Generics. We say: An enormously influential and heavy KPM set of timeless, killer funk breaks from 1972 by the mighty John Cameron. Jazzrock is an aggressive, percussion-heavy album with an energy that leaves jaws on the floor. Breaks and beats for days with electric piano, bass loops, and pounding percussion. Funky jazz with a deep, tough, soundtrack feel. As with all of our KPM re-issues, the audio for The Road Forward comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!
Alan Hawkshaw - The Road Forward
Alan Hawkshaw
The Road Forward
LP | 1977 | EU | Reissue (Be With)
24,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
This release comes on 180g vinyl and was remastered from the original tapes. Be With have raided the KPM archives to re-issue another of our favourites from the KPM 1000 series. They say: A comprehensive collection of descriptive contemporary scores. We say: Just look at the track titles of The Road Forward and swoon: Strangelands, A Man Alone, Sheer Elegance, Mystique Voyage, Cruising. Don’t you just want to hear those? The maestro Alan Hawkshaw really spoils us on this, one of the most sought after KPM greensleeves. This collection from 1977 is a brilliantly varied blend of silky smooth synths, funk-fuelled clavichord grooves and soft focus space beats. Essential. As with all of our KPM re-issues, the audio for The Road Forward comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!
Aleph - Black Out (The Expanded Edition)
Aleph
Black Out (The Expanded Edition)
2LP | 2021 | EU | Original (High Fashion Music)
25,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Can we say this is a legendary album? Yes we can! Italo group ALEPH’s epic 1988 album “black Out“ finally get’s, after 33 years, the re-issue it deserves by Dutch High Fashion Music! But not “just” a re-issue. This one only contains the extended or 12” versions of the original Aleph album tracks, including the famous Dutch remixes of Fire On The Moon and Fly To Me by Dutch Peter Vriends (previous released on Italoheat and Streetheat). To optimize quality and to enjoy the re-mastering, done from the original master tapes, to the fullest, this one comes as a double 2LP album, 3 tracks per side, to guarantee maximum output and level. All tracks have been remastered by Dutch wizard Arjan Rietvink, which makes this album a not be be missed item for all Italo Disco lovers!
Alex Puddu - The Mover / Soultiger
Alex Puddu
The Mover / Soultiger
7" | 2015 | EU | Original (Schema)
7,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
An explosing boogie funk for your dancefloor with a special guest Joe Bataan on the track 'The Mover'.
Alfredo Linares Y Su Sonora - Yo Traigo Boogaloo Record Store Day 2020 Edition
Alfredo Linares Y Su Sonora
Yo Traigo Boogaloo Record Store Day 2020 Edition
LP | 1969 | EU | Reissue (Vampisoul)
26,99 €*
Release:1969 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Store Day 2020 Release.
Limitation: 500 copies.

Long sought after by collectors, DJs and lovers of hard salsa and boogaloo alike, 'Yo Traigo Boogaloo' is now lovingly reissued in replica form with the original cover art, remastered from the studio tapes, reproducing that magical MAG stuio sound for today's aficionados to enjoy like it was 1969 all over again.
Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate - Ali And Toumani
Alice Babs - Been To Canaan / It Don´t Mean A Thing
Alice Babs
Been To Canaan / It Don´t Mean A Thing
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Dynamite Cuts)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Another outstanding Jazz fusion release for Dynamite cuts. limited edition 7” release of 2 masterpieces by Alice Babs and Nils Lindberg's Orchestra. Both tracks taken from the “Music With A Jazz Flavour” LP.
Alice Coltrane - Lord Of Lords
Alice Coltrane
Lord Of Lords
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Superior Viaduct)
23,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Originally released in 1972, Lord Of Lords was Alice Coltrane’s final album for Impulse! and the last installment in her awe-inspiring trilogy that also included Universal Consciousness and World Galaxy. While all three records featured strings alongside a jazz ensemble, Lords Of Lords stood apart from its predecessors due to the sheer size of the orchestra (12 violins, 6 violas and 7 cellos, arranged and conducted by Coltrane herself) and its refined, blissful performances—shining a vital light on the devotional path that she would follow for the rest of her career.

On the first two pieces, “Andromeda’s Suffering” and “Sri Rama Ohnedaruth” (titled after the spiritual name for her late husband), Alice’s dazzling piano and harp blend perfectly with the blanket of strings, while the haunting rhythm section of Charlie Haden and Ben Riley and a magnificent, droning electric organ emerge immaculately on the title track and closer “Going Home.” Coltrane’s musical vision is bold in its imagination and cosmic in scope, yet remains intensely personal and immediate. Lord Of Lords points inward as much as to the beyond, recalling her classical roots and recasting Eastern modes to radically invert the American avant-garde and spiritual jazz traditions.

This first-time vinyl reissue has been carefully remastered from the original master tapes.
Alice Coltrane - Ptah, The El Daoud
Allysha Joy - Light It Again
Allysha Joy
Light It Again
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (First Word)
9,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
First Word Records are extremely proud to welcome aboard Allysha Joy and her first EP
for the label, 'Light It Again'.

Well versed in poetry and performance, Allysha Joy's potent lyricism, unique musicianship and killer vocals have garnered legions of attentive fans the world over. She's an integral member of the Melbourne soul jazz scene, known as part of the acclaimed 30/70 Collective and for her own equally revered solo work.

'Light It Again' is a 4-part expedition across a variety of grooves and deep lyricism that marks a defiant statement of intimacy and hope. Produced and engineered by twice Grammy nominated artist Clever Austin, the EP features accompaniment from an all-star set of Melbourne artists; Horatio Luna, Ziggy Zeitgeist, Danika Smith and Josh Kelly. This EP marks a new sound for the young artist, transmitting her honest and raw expression through the signature crunch and sonic landscape of Clever Austin.

Allysha is already well established across Europe, performing on the live circuit alongside the likes of Sampa the Great, Matthew Halsall, Ezra Collective, Bradley Zero and Children of Zeus, as well as currently hosting two regular radio shows, on Worldwide FM and Reform Radio in Manchester respectively.

Her 2018 debut album 'Acadie : Raw' on Gondwana Records won 'Best Soul Album' at the Music Victoria Awards, was nominated for a Worldwide Award, and featured in many an end-of-year list, including Bandcamp's Top Soul Albums, whilst she's also featured on releases on UK labels such as Rhythm Section, Total Refreshment Centre and now an EP for First Word, 'Light It Again'.

The EP touches on love, shame, mental health, grief & spirituality. 'Watercolours' sets off on a mid-tempo neo-soul jazz tip. Allysha says "I wrote this in the hope that maybe we could all feel the beauty that is present in the every day - in nature, in art, in each one of us mirroring each other so intrinsically. Then maybe we'd all start to live out a message of love."

'Better' follows on an uptempo vibe influenced musically by The Senegambian Jazz Band, who Allysha would watch regularly at Bar Oussou in Melbourne. Lyrically the song explores the external and internal struggles that occur trying to create a more inclusive and compassionate world. "It's about catching myself pointing the finger outwards to challenge social / political systems and certain individuals, then coming to the realisation that I must turn that finger back on myself to ask, "how can I do better, how can I know better?"

Lead track 'Light It Again' begins with Allysha's keys gliding a steppa-like rhythm - head-snap snares and punchy bass accompany ethereal harmonies and delicate vibes on an ever-evolving groove before switching entirely mid-track. This time the subject matter is mental health and "the cycle of addiction and pain, the coping mechanisms that hold us back from reaching our true potential".

The EP closes out with the beautiful 'Mardi'; deep Rhodes, sax and synths build ahead of deliciously slushy percussion and jilted drums. Named for her grandmother, 'Mardi' is a tribute to the spiritual connection they shared before her passing. Allysha writes, "it's about the connective forces of the matriarchal lineage and the drive to step into my own sense of self, in all the beauty and pain which that entails".

Allysha's lyrics weave together a heartfelt mix of love, power, desire, wonder, anger, faith and hope for change. An artist that presents a palette of intricate grace and optimism, whilst unafraid of adding uncomfortable truths. Allysha is an incredibly powerful live performer; her husky vocals sonically synced with her formidable Fender Rhodes playing, whilst her influences are a solid base of jazz, hip hop and R&B; all glazed with the unique special sauce the Melbourne soul scene has become known for globally. A gloriously meditative, raw soul, we are delighted to be able to share her music with you.

'Light It Again' is released on vinyl & digital worldwide, November 20th 2020.
Alma Unit - Lawfully Down/Train Theme
Alma Unit
Lawfully Down/Train Theme
7" | 2021 | UK | Original (Deuce Deuce)
10,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Introducing the second release from Deuce Deuce Records... We are proud to present Alma Unit’s debut, the double sided ‘Lawfully Down/Train Theme’ on 7in vinyl.

This innovative slice of wax takes on two classic compositions from the seminal cult movie ‘Wild Style’ soundtrack. Fans of the film will appreciate Alma Unit’s expansion upon these iconic themes that will invoke nostalgia and transport the listener to the South Bronx’s Dixie club and the Lower East Side’s amphitheatre.

Whilst keeping the essence of the original tracks, Alma Unit expands the possibilities with additional spacey instrumentation and heavy drum breaks (double copies are essential for the more adventurous DJ’s). Whether its the
synthy funk of ‘Lawfully Down’, or the dreamlike journey on ‘Train Theme’, Alma Unit builds on the love of the film, considered by many to be the most authentic representation of Hip Hop in it’s infancy.
Alogte Oho & His Sounds Of Joy - Allema Timba
Altons, The - When You Go / Over & Over
Amado / McPhee / Kessler / Corsano - A History Of Nothing
Amado / McPhee / Kessler / Corsano
A History Of Nothing
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Trost)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Rodrigo Amado: tenor saxophone Joe Mcphee: pocket trumpet, soprano saxophone
Kent Kessler: double bass Chris Corsano: drums Great dedicated music by 4 strong
individual players, brought together by Rodrigo Amado - intense communication with
room for outbreaking solo-parts but always held together through a vision of playing
together, all the time exiting and interwoven with beautiful melodies!
Amadou & Mariam - Baarra / Ja Pense A Toi
Amanar De Kidal - Tumastin
Amanar De Kidal
Tumastin
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Sahel Sounds)
19,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Lush studio compositions with rolling rhythms and wistful melodies from Northern Mali's standout Tuareg guitar band. Disrupted by political conflict in the Sahara, this album was years in the making. The soulful call and response traditions in a charged reclamation to the origins of Tuareg guitar are messages to a people divided. These are songs about change, nostalgia, and hope from Mali's band-in-exile.
Amaro Freitas - Rasif
Amaro Freitas
Rasif
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Far Out)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This is a 180g pressing. A download code is included. Due for an Autumn release on Far Out Recordings, Rasif sees Amaro Freitas take a deserved step onto the world stage. From the Afro-Brazilian maracatu born on the sugar plantations of slavery,to the high intensity carnival rhythms of frevo and baiao, Amaro's heavily percussive approach to jazz is as indebted to these Pernambuco traditions as it is to Coltrane, Parker and Monk.
Amaro Freitas - Sankofa
Amaro Freitas
Sankofa
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Far Out)
22,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
LP includes 60 x 30cm poster (prints on both sides). From the slums of Recife in Brazil’s North-East to international jazz icon, Amaro Freitas has worked tirelessly to become the artist he is today. His new album Sankofa - a spiritual quest into the forgotten stories, ancient philosophies and inspirational figures of Black Brazil - is his most stunning and sincere work to date.
Amy Winehouse - 12x7: The Singles Collection Limited Box
Amy Winehouse
12x7: The Singles Collection Limited Box
12x7" | 2020 | UK | Original (Island)
99,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A 7inch singles box set comprising all of Amy’s singles from the Frank, Back To Black and Lioness: Hidden Treasures albums. Tracks include ‘Stronger Than Me’, ‘Rehab’ and ‘Love Is A Losing Game’, all of which won the Ivor Novello Award for Amy in 2004, 2007 and 2008. The set also includes the Grammy Award winning ‘Body and Soul’, a duet with Tony Bennett. The singles are housed in individual picture sleeves and pressed on black vinyl. The box also features a 20-page lyrics booklet and a set of art cards.
Amy Winehouse - Frank Half Speed Remaster 2020 Edition
Andre Tanker & The Mansa Musa Drummers - Back Home
Andrew Wasylyk - Fugitive Light And Themes Of Consolation
Andy Sheppard Quartett - Romaria
Andy Smith - Diggin' in the BGP vaults
Andy Williams - Personal Christmas Collection
Ann Young - As Well Be Spring
Ann Young
As Well Be Spring
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Chat Noir)
19,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 300 copies!

A great american jazz voice unknown, former vocalist for pianist Masao Yagi, surrounded by Yuji Ohno Trio featuring Yoshio Ikeda & Kasuyoshi Okayama. Titles include several jazz standards from the forties and the fifties as Old Devil Moon (notable version performed by Chet Baker in 1958),Speak Low, There Is No Greater Love (sung by Billie Holliday in 1947) or I Only Have Eyes For You(written for Dames' movie in 1934). All tracks arranged by Yuji Ohno
Anthony Fontaine - How Can I Lose (What I Never Had) / Stop That Old Grapevine
Anthony Fontaine
How Can I Lose (What I Never Had) / Stop That Old Grapevine
7" | 2019 | UK | Original (Soul Junction)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Anthony Fontaine was one half of the respected singing duo Willie (Hill) & Anthony who recorded several Southern Soul favourite’s for the Molly-Jo and Blue Candle labels. This release was Anthony’s first and only solo release, a highly sort after Texas rarity which appeared on CL Milburn’s Pasadena based Souled Out label.
Antoine Toto Garcia - Mediterranean Gypsies Road
Antonio Carlos e Jocafi - Mudei de Ideia
Antonio Carlos e Jocafi
Mudei de Ideia
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
22,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A truly fantastic record that sounds the way it looks – psychedelic rock, samba-funk and tripped out MPB. Features ‘Kabaluerê’ as sampled by Marcelo D2 on his hit ‘Qual e?’. Arranged by Rogerio Duprat, featuring legendary guitarist Lanny Gordin. Antonio Carlos & Jocafi were a very successful and famous Brazilian writing duo, born in Bahia. They worked with the likes of Wilson Simonal, Rosinha De Valença, Trio Mocotó, Milton Banana, Toquinho and more. Originally released on RCA Brazil in 1971, this was the duo’s debut LP. Two versions of the album cover exist in Brazil – this, the psyched-out, burnt out version, and a much less exciting photograph of the chaps, pressed to include the single ‘Desacato’ which became a popular hit in Brazil and several European countries.
Antonio Carlos e Jocafi - Simbarerê / Kabaluere?
Apifera - Overstand
Apifera
Overstand
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Stones Throw)
19,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Apifera is: Nitai Hershkovits (keys), Yuval Havkin aka Rejoicer (keys), Amir Bresler (drums) and Yonatan Albalak (bass). Accomplished solo artists in their own right, the four musicians have come together for their debut album Overstand, out this October. Named after a variety of bee-attracting orchid, Apifera create organic-sounding structures, harmonies and arrangements intended to reflect the rich variety and equilibrium of the natural world.

While Overstand is the quartet’s first full-length as Apifera, the four artists have played together on several Stones Throw recordings. Yuval’s albums as Rejoicer, Energy Dreams and Spiritual Sleaze, featured contributions from the rest of the band, and Apifera collaborated with funk legend Steve Arrington for his upcoming album Down To The Lowest Terms: The Soul Sessions, out in September.

Apifera’s influences range from the folk music of their home country Israel, to Impressionist composers Ravel and Satie, traditional music from Sudan and Ghana, and the transcendental jazz of Sun Ra. Working intuitively, the quartet wrote and recorded Overstand mostly live in just three days, and the final album includes minimal overdubbing. “Orchestrating is a big part of our sound,” says Nitai. “We paid a lot of attention to the textures, discussing timbres and temperatures in detail throughout the recording process.”

Drawing on real-life spiritual and psychedelic experiences, often intertwined with nature, as a springboard for their music, Apifera showcases a sound “more like a lucid dream than reality”, as Nitai puts it — free, improvisatory, and live.
Apostles, The - Black Is Beautiful Black Vinyl Edition
Apostles, The
Black Is Beautiful Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1977 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
32,99 €*
Release:1977 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Apostles were a renowned Nigerian funk/soul group from the city of Aba (an epicenter for music during the 70s & 80s) and disciples of the heavy psychedelic soul/rock fusion style...for over forty years, they have stood as the jewel in the crown of the Afrobeat genre in Eastern Nigeria and champions of its flourish ing post-war music scene. Since their formation in 1973, the band has turned out memorable perf ormances in a variety of styles including rock, soul, funk, pop and reggae. The Apostles amassed a large following, enjoyed an immense success throughout Nigeria and went on to release multiple albums. Although most of their songs are sung in English, a few of their songs are also sung in Igbo. The Apostles became superstars on the strength of several hit singles and have been preaching a particular blend of funky psychedelic soul/rock fusion for over 40 years. The LP we are presenting you here
Black Is Beautiful (1977) is one of the most enjoyable albums of the Afrobeat era: proud, assured, relaxed and extremely powerful. Black Is Beautiful contains a heavy mix of wailing guitars, swirling funky organ sounds and James Brown-style vocals. It is one of their best albums (also one that became a fixture in many East Nigerian homes) and an essential Afro-Funk record to add to your collection. Today we are proud to present to you the first ever vinyl reissue of this rare Nigerian album originally released on EMI Nigeria in 1977. This reissue is now available as a deluxe 180g vinyl edition featuring the original artwork
Archie Bell & The Drells - Tighten up
Archie Bell & The Drells
Tighten up
LP | 1968 | US | Reissue (Atlantic)
19,99 €*
Release:1968 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
sampled by Digable Planets, 2nd To None, Janet Jackson ... all time classic
Archie Shepp - Live At The Donaueschingen Music Festival
Aretha Franklin - Amazing Grace: The Complete Recordings
Arp Frique - Welcome To The Colorful World Of Arp Frique
Arp Frique
Welcome To The Colorful World Of Arp Frique
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Colorful World)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Colorful World of Arp Frique is the exotic and super funky debut album of Niels Nieuborg. After his surprising, very well received debut release on Rush Hour, Arp Frique continues collaborating with Orlando Julius, Ed Motta, Americo Brito, Ronald Snijders and more! Tip!
Pulsating NYC style live disco vibes, interwoven with both Caribbean and Cape Verdean sounds, are themes throughout the record with danceability always guaranteed and a healthy finishing touch of weirdness present across most tracks. First single ‘Nos Magia’ was shortlisted for Track of the Year 2017 at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards and has been given airplay by BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 1 and NTS whilst club DJs Antal and Hunee have all supported the track in their sets.
The Arp Frique alter ego is a reference of course to two things Nieuborg clearly appreciates in music: firstly the sound of the Arp synths and secondly, by referring to Chic’s ‘Le Freak’, he is also showing love to the genre of disco. Be sure to know however, that you are not listening to edits of seventies jams. Arp Frique’s music may sound vintage and authentic at times but all tunes are original and made with live instruments. Mind you though, that all compositions are the product of the “insatiable creative urge” of just one man.
As part of a wholly different career,
Nieuborg once owned a venue and programmed various venues and festivals, like his latest succes; 'Festival Magia' With that knowledge in the back of your mind, the impressive cast on the album - which follows on 2017’s ‘Nos Magia’ EP (Rush Hour) - seems logical. Nevertheless, the status level of the contributors is astonishing. There’s a Cape Verdean funana song featuring legend Americo Brito on vocals, an infectious Brazilian disco funk hit-to-be with Ed Motta, two tracks with Surinam’s famous Ronald Snijders on flute, three collaborations with afro-beat don Orlando Julius and so much more… immerse yourself!
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Blue Vinyl Edition
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Buhaina
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Buhaina
LP | 1973 | EU | Reissue (BGP)
18,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
incl. 'a chant for bu' as sampled by A Tribe Called Quest for 'excursions'
Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Certain Blacks
Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Tutankhamun
Art Taylor - A.T.'s Delight
Arthur Verocai - Arthur Verocai
Arthur Verocai
Arthur Verocai
CD | 2016 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
10,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
For a very long time, we have been trying to re-issue this record; a true and complete album masterpiece in every sense of the word, considered by many people to be one of the greatest ever made, regardless of genre. Recorded at Studio Somil, Rio De Janeiro in 1972, the album was produced, arranged, directed by the self-taught, Arthur Verocai. Previously he had worked on many records in various capacities, with artists including Jorge Ben, Ivan Lins and Celia, but this album gave him the chance to do his thing in it’s most pure form. The 29 minute masterpiece, perfect in it’s arrangement and fusion of sonics, epitomises the sound of Brazil at the time; strings, guitars, pianos, break beats, bass lines, synthesizers, vocals from the wonderful Célia, Carlos Dafe and Oberdan (Banda Black Rio), plus percussion from Pedro Santos and Paulo Moura on sax. Bossa nova, samba, jazz, MPB, psychedelics and funk sit side by side effortlessly. The album transcends the genre of Brazilian music, and infact all genres. Highlighted in part by the number of artists that have sampled from it; MF Doom, Ludacris & Common, Little Brother, Jneiro Jarel aka Dr Who Dat?, Dibiase and Action Bronson amongst others. The original Continental version of the album now fetch around $2000. Our definitive re-issue is an exact replica of the gatefold original LP and the source master is taken from the Continental tapes, re-mastered in 2012 under Arthur’s supervision.
Asa Tone - Temporary Music
Asa Tone
Temporary Music
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Leaving)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Asa Tone is Jakarta-born Melati Malay and New York based Tristan Arp and Kaazi. In January 2018 the trio travelled to Indonesia during Melati’s annual return home, set up a temporary studio in a house nestled in the jungle’s canopy and recorded a series of improvisational pieces together, later edited for brevity. The music incorporates both digital and analogue processing and largely draws upon the groups collective voice, a small selection of instrumentation (Rindik, Moog Sub 37, Infinite Jets, Suling) and their immediate environment. Despite this, they aimed to record a kind of music together that doesn’t seem to come from one specific place, but instead, from everywhere.

The result is an idiosyncratic voyage of equatorial excursions in voice, mallets and synthesis, both transportative and fluid, yet firmly grounded in the earth. Cyclical, randomized patterns grow and blossom during these often delicate and heartfelt renderings, staying with the listener long after both sides fall silent.

Temporary Music LP will be released on January 31, 2020 on Leaving Records. It is the group’s debut album.
Asha Puthli - Asha Puthli Record Store Day 2020 Edition
Asha Puthli
Asha Puthli Record Store Day 2020 Edition
LP | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
24,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Store Day 2020 Release.

180gm Colored Vinyl of her seminal album which includes cover versions of songs by John Lennon, JJ Cale, Bill Withers, George Harrison and Jimmh Webb.
Ashford and Simpson - Bourgie Bourgie Joe Claussell Remix
Ata Kak - Obaa Sima
Ata Kak
Obaa Sima
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
20,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
A 1994 tape by Ghanaian musician Ata Kak called Obaa Sima is being reissued by Awesome Tapes From Africa.

The release is the culmination of a 13-year story for Awesome Tapes From Africa founder Brian Shimkovitz, who bought a cassette copy of Obaa Sima from a roadside stall in Cape Coast, Ghana, in 2002. The tape was the subject of the first post on his Awesome Tapes From Africa blog in 2006—the blog spawned a full record label in 2011.

Shimkovitz began searching for Ata Kat and says "Google and endless phone calls provided no leads." It was eventually discovered the musician, real name Yaw Atta-Owusu, had recorded Obaa Sima in Toronto before moving back to Ghana in 2006.

The restoration of the tape proved challenging. Only about 50 copies of the original tape were produced, and Atta-Owusu's master DAT had disintegrated, so the second-hand copy purchased by Shimkovitz was used as the source for the reissue.
Atmosfear - En Trance
Atmosfear
En Trance
LP | 1981 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
22,99 €*
Release:1981 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Official reissue of the only full-length LP from Brit-funk masters, Atmosfear. Love for Atmosfear was born out of the underground UK dance scene of the early 1980s; from nightclubs, pirate radio shows and soul weekenders. A localised scene that went on to have a global influence. The band’s most notable track ‘Dancing in Outer Space’ – included here on the CD version as a bonus – is a certified classic. It was a chart hit in the UK and was also championed Stateside in clubs such as the mythic ‘Paradise Garage’ and 'The Loft' by the likes of Larry Levan and David Mancuso. An instantly recognisable anthem that is just as fresh today as it was when it was first released. Originally released in 1981 via Elite / MCA records, ‘En Trance’ is a joyous album that arguably represents the pinnacle of the Brit-funk sound. The band consisted of bassist, and keyboardist Lester J. Batchelor, drummer Ray Johnson, guitarist Andy Sojka, saxophonist Stewart Cawthorne, singer and guitarist Tony Antonio and producer Jerry Pike. The album captures the excitement of these
exceptional players demonstrating utmost originality in the studio. More Atmosfear and Elite Records reissues are available/coming soon on Mr Bongo, including ‘Xtra Special’ and ‘Dancing In Outer Space’ on 12”.
Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed from Chemical Discs.
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Atmosfear - Xtra Special
Atmosfear
Xtra Special
12" | 1982 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
11,99 €*
Release:1982 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Brit-funk disco/boogie classic from Atmosfear. Official Mr Bongo replica reissue of the original Elite release, cut loud at 45rpm. In 1982 Atmosfear hit their prime with the release of this underground classic, 'Xtra Special'. A gear switch from their jazz-funk origins, this boogie track featuring the sublime vocals of Beverley Skeete, is a prime example of an innovative band at their peak.
Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces / Get It Up For Love Record Store Day 2019 Edition
Average White Band
Pick Up The Pieces / Get It Up For Love Record Store Day 2019 Edition
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (AWB)
12,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited Edition for Record Store Day 2019! This 1974 reissue is available for the first time on 12" vinyl.
Avishai Cohen - Into The Silence
Awkward Corners - Amateur Dramatics
Awkward Corners
Amateur Dramatics
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Shapes Of Rhythm)
17,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Amateur Dramatics is Awkward Corners AKA Chris Menist's second LP in the space of a year. In 2020 – a time when the global pandemic gave artists more time and space to think about their music – Chris took his collaborations and compositions to a different level. Having already collaborated remotely with Sarathy Korwar, as well as Kitty Whitelaw through Karthik from Flamingods' Isolate/Create/Collaborate community, Chris turned his thoughts towards a new project. Amateur Dramatics is influenced by the events of early 2021 and alludes to the general atmosphere of political life in the UK right now where we are chivvied along by people who seem woefully unqualified to be commanding authority. Musically, the LP builds on foundations of the meditative, devotional electronic aspects of previous LP Dislocation Songs but this time frames it more in a jazz context with significant collaborations with Collocutor and Maisha's Tamar Osborn on four tracks.Vocals (from Kitty Whitelaw) feature on an Awkward Corners track for the first time, as well as double bass provided by David Leahy.The result is a thoughtful and deep listening 40 minute listening experience.
Azymuth - Tightrope Walker
B.B. King - Singin The Blues Audiophile Edition
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - Expansions Black Vinyl Edition
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
Expansions Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Big Crown)
20,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, the mysterious steel pan out­t hailing from Hamburg, Germany have amassed a cult following around the globe. With a slew of classic 7"s and two critically acclaimed full length albums, they set a high bar for themselves, one they clearly intend on pushing even higher with this new offering. On their third album, aptly titled Expansions, Brsb are back with more of the same, but more of the same with them is inherently different. Covering songs that span genres and range from mega hits to album cuts, they make them their own with their unique approach to the traditional steel pans of Trinidad and Tobago. Part of the allure of a new record from Bacao is ­nding out what covers they chose. However, die hard fans are also waiting to hear the original numbers like the stellar album opener "Tough Victory". Its airtight rhythm section, brass arrangements, and layers of steel pan melodies make the term "cover band" a shoe that could never ­t Bacao. Within the next three songs they go from Jazz (Galt MacDermot), to Hip Hop (Slum Village / J Dilla), to a dance ‑oor classic (Grace Jones) taking them all on with their signature style, expanding on the originals. An easy crowd favorite is their gritty, gully, and neck snapping cover of the Timbaland produced Jay-Z club hit "Dirt Off Your Shoulder". The infamous crushing Bacao drums start the show and the moment they start playing the top line on the pans, all bets are off. Sure to become a dance ‑oor ­ller is their bottom heavy ,four on the ‑oor version version of Sylvester's classic "I Need Somebody To Love Tonight". They venture into some gutbucket funk with Ike Turner's "Getting Nasty" and bring the steel pans to Minnie Riperton's Jazz classic "Les Fleurs". Digging deeper in the modern canon and paying tribute to a tribute, they cover Erykah Badu's homage to the late great J Dilla, "The Healer". This is the type of thing to make Spice Adams jump on his kitchen counter and scream. From the second the beat drops they give the original Madlib production a run for its money, shaking subwoofers with the eerie tremolo bass while the pans play E. Badu's vocal melodies. By the time the album is through Bacao has taken the listener on a journey that spans a myriad of energies, tempos, and moods while somehow managing to keep it all under one umbrella. For all that, these songs are alive, and they will be taken out of the context of this album and sewn into the fabric of DJ sets around the globe for many years to come. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band is breathing renewed life into the originals and continuing to push the boundaries of steel pan music, or, as the title suggests, expanding on it.
Bajka - The World / Invisible Joy
Bajka
The World / Invisible Joy
7" | 2016 | EU | Original (Philophon)
9,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Bajka and Max Weissenfeldt first met each other when they both attended the same school in Munich, Germany. Their first recordings - under the name Goldenes Zeitalter - took place in 1998 and have proven to be a homage to the nowadays beloved spiritual-jazz-vibe in the manner of Alice Coltrane and co. and were released in 2005 by Jazzman Records.

Now, Bajka has found her way back to her musical family and joined Philophon - the right environment for such a unique voice, joining a growing roster of talented artists including: The Polyversal Souls, Roy X, Guy One, Alogte Oho Jonas, Hailu Mergia, Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids, Jimi Tenor and Y-Bayani.

"The World" is driven by the heavyweight drumming of Max, counterpointed by the iridescent voice of Bajka. She reflects the glory of our world by showing the listener through her talent that she in person is for sure part of that glory. On the flip side, "Invisible Joy", Bajka gives her own interpretation of Philophon's own label anthem, which was already the title track of The Polyversal Souls' celebrated debut album.
Banda Black Rio - Maria Fumaça / Mr. Funky Samba
Bango - O Bango
Bango
O Bango
LP | 1970 | EU | Reissue (Groovie)
17,99 €*
Release:1970 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
When the Brazilian band Os Canibais went into the studio to record its second album, they left the Jovem Guarda (the country's answer to Beatlemania) days behind and came out with a new name, Bango, and a new sound - that comprised psychedelia, hard rock, pop, soul and even Brazilian country music. Bango's only LP was released in 1970 but besides being well recorded and having an inspired repertoire, had little success. Songs like 'Inferno No Mundo' and 'Motor Maravilha' are killer tracks with amazing use of fuzz and wah-wah, gritty Hammond organ sounds, loud drums, catchy chorus and crazy moods that listeners will dive in even if they don't understand the lyrics. On the other eight songs of the LP, the band goes from hard psych to soft ballads, from irreverent to phantasmagoric, from heaven to hell. If you like bands like Os Mutantes and the lost Brazilian bands from the late 1960s/early 1970s like Spectrum, Liverpool and A Bolha, you will definitely dig Bango! This forgotten gem have been re-released once by a German label but was out of stock from years. Portugal's Groovie Records now released Bango's LP out with an exclusive and never before released bonus track, a cover of Elephant's Memory 'Mongoose'.
Barbara Acklin / Young-Holt Unlimited - Am I The Same Girl / Soulful Strut
Bardo Martinez & The Soul Investigators - Bad Education Feat. Ernie Hawks
Baris K - Eurasia EP
Baris K
Eurasia EP
12" | 2009 | EU | Reissue (Disco Hamam)
13,99 €*
Release:2009 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Finally the first ever repress of the legendary Disco Hamam serie is now available! still Vinyl Only! The flagship release of the disco hamam series, including some of the edits that made Baris K’s Eurasia mix trilogy series compulsive listening. The EP revives rare and hidden 70s Turkish disco, folk and psych classics, blending the golden era sound of Anadolu Pop with nu-disco style edits.
Barrett Strong - Man Up In The Sky / Is It True (Remastered)
Barrett Strong - Money / Oh I Apologize
Barrett Strong
Money / Oh I Apologize
7" | 2016 | US | Original (Tamla)
8,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In 1959 a former amateur boxer started a record label out of his home in Detroit, Michigan. Employing the colors yellow and black and open to releasing any genre that could become a hit, Tamla Records and Berry Gordy laid the foundation for what would become a global empire. Just in time for the grand opening of Third Man Records Cass Corridor, we announced an ongoing partnership with Universal Music to bring Tamla's classic early Motown records back to vinyl. ''Money'' is one nine 7'' reissues from Tamla's early years.

Manufacturer: United Record Pressing

Tracklisting:
A. Money
B. Oh I Apologize
Basil Kirchin And John Coleman - Mind On The Run
Basil Kirchin And John Coleman
Mind On The Run
LP | 1966 | EU | Reissue (Got It!)
17,99 €*
Release:1966 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Basil Kirchin, a forgotten genius of post-war British music, was an influential jazz drummer, creative free-spirit and pioneer of Musique Concrète. Kirchin wrote a lot of albums, Mind on the run is one of the most representative Library record he wrote with fellow John Coleman. A milestone in british avantgarde.
Bastards Of Soul - The Way It Should Be Red Vinyl Edition
Bastards Of Soul
The Way It Should Be Red Vinyl Edition
7" | 2020 | US | Original (Eastwood Music Group)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited red vinyl copies (only a few available). "THE WAY IT SHOULD BE" has a vibrant southern pulse that recalls WILSON PICKETT's finest STAX/ATLANTIC years. "THE WAITING TIME" has a tight pocket, smooth brass, and rides off into the night with a soulful sax lead that seals it with warmth. Soul and funk fans rejoice!
Beaters, The - Harari
Beaters, The
Harari
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Matsuli Music)
24,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Excellent reissue of this amazing LP by the South African super group. Check the tunes ''Harari'' and 'Thiba Kamoo'', super groovy arrangements and tight cohesion between Alec Khaoli on bass guitar and Sipho Mabuse on drums, laced with the soaring vocals and guitar play by Selby Ntuli. Tip! The Beaters – Harari was released in 1975. After changing their name, Harari went into the studio late in 1976 to record their follow-up, Rufaro / Happiness. In 1976 they were voted South Africa’s top instrumental group and were in high demand at concert venues across the country. Comprising former schoolmates guitarist and singer Selby Ntuli, bassist Alec Khaoli, lead guitarist Monty Ndimande and drummer Sipho Mabuse, the group had come a long way from playing American-styled instrumental soul in the late sixties to delivering two Afro-rock masterpieces. Before these two albums the Beaters had been disciples of ‘Soweto Soul’ – an explosion of township bands drawing on American soul and inspired by the assertive image of Stax and Motown’s Black artists. The Beaters supported Percy Sledge on his 1970 South African tour (and later Timmy Thomas, Brook Benton and Wilson Pickett). But their watershed moment was their three month tour of Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) where they were inspired by the strengthening independence struggle and musicians such as Thomas Mapfumo who were turning to African influences. On their return, the neat Nehru jackets that had been the band’s earliest stage wear were replaced by dashikis and Afros. “In Harari we rediscovered our African-ness, the infectious rhythms and music of the continent. We came back home inspired! We were overhauling ourselves into dashiki-clad musicians who were Black Power saluting and so on.” Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, talking of the band’s time spent on tour in the (then) Rhodesian township from where they took their name. As well as expressing confident African politics, Alec Khaoli recalled, they pioneered by demonstrating that such messages could also be carried by “...happy music. During apartheid times we made people laugh and dance when things weren’t looking good.” The two albums capture the band on the cusp of this transition. One the first album Harari, Inhlupeko Iphelile, Push It On and Thiba Kamoo immediately signal the new Afro-centric fusion of rock, funk and indigenous influences. Amercian soul pop is not forgotten with Love, Love, Love and, helped along by Kippie Moeketsi and Pat Matshikiza a bump-jive workout What’s Happening concludes the album. The second album Rufaro pushes the African identity and fusion further, with key tracks Oya Kai (Where are you going?), Musikana and Uzulu whilst the more pop-styled Rufaro and Afro-Gas point to where Harari were headed to in years to come. The popularity and sales generated by these two classic albums saw them signed by Gallo and release just two more albums with the original line-up before the untimely death of Selby Ntuli in 1978. Whilst they went on to greater success, even landing a song in the US Billboard Disco Hot 100 in 1982, it was never the same again. “Harari’s music still speaks directly to one of my goals as a younger artist: to express myself as an African without pretending that I don’t have all these other musical elements – classical, jazz, house – inside me.” (Thandi Ntuli, niece of Selby Ntuli).
Ben & The Platano Group - Vinyl Collection
Bennie Green - Walkin' And Talkin' Gatefold Sleeve Edition
Benny Golson - The Other Side Of Benny Golson
Bernard Purdie - Purdie good !
Betty Carter - Now It's My Turn
Big Band Frank Pleyer - Sally
Big Band Frank Pleyer
Sally
12" | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Tramp)
8,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
From the vaults of Ring Musik, one of Germany's finest library record labels, comes this dope double sider. Even better, the A-Side ("Sally") has not been re-issued since it's original release in 1976! We have no clue why none of the established re-issue record labels in the world has not re-released it yet. Therefore we gladly step in and take responsibility for a proper reissue. For the B-side we chose "Bubble and Squeak" which makes it unnecessary to further search for the original vinyl record as these are the only two interesting cuts for Rare Groove fans.
Big Bear Revue - Big Bear
Big Bear Revue
Big Bear
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Cuppy)
8,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Beware! What theBig Bear Revuelaid down in the studio back in the day is a boogaloo-mod-funk monster of the highest order. Here is a little story for you. We first heard about this 45 when it was offered on ebay more than ten years ago. A sound sample accompanied the listing but we missed to save it onto our computer. Many years later we managed to get a copy of this disc without remembering the songs. All we had kept in mind was that one side was a really good funk instrumental. Finally, when we put the disc onto our turntable we could not believe our ears. What was coming out of the speaker was a beast. We remember it as it was yesterday. Hopefully you experience the same thing when dropping the needle toBig Bearfor the first time. Pow!
Bill Doggett - Honky Tonk / Honky Tonk Popcorn
Bill Doggett
Honky Tonk / Honky Tonk Popcorn
7" | 2017 | UK | Original (BGP)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A true rare groove classic, organist Doggett’s 1969 single is always in-demand. Produced by James Brown and featuring his band. Both sides are dynamite.
Bill Evans - From Left To Right White Vinyl Edition
Bill Evans
From Left To Right White Vinyl Edition
LP | 1970 | EU | Reissue (Klimt)
18,99 €*
Release:1970 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
In the '60s the jazz pianist Bill Evans would occasionally record an orchestral "easy listening" session to pay the bills, with predictably mediocre results. But From Left TO Right, while certainly easy on the ears, is also one of Evans' most intriguing "lost" records. The novelty is that Evans plays both Fender Rhodes and acoustic piano simultaneously in real time, trading off themes and improvs with deliberative taste and, of course, rare skill. The sessions were produced by Evans' long-time, protective manager Helen Keane, so there was little danger of "selling out." Unobtrusively arranged by Michael Leonard, this 1969 release resembles nothing so much as famed bossa nova composer Antonio Carlos Jobim's series of shimmering instrumental albums with arranger Claus Ogerman, even without those gently relentless rhythms driving every tune. Still, the highlight of this album is the dancing two-part "The Dolphin - Before & After," a non-Jobim bossa nova which allows Evans his only extended improvisations. (allmusic.com)
Bill Evans & Monica Zetterlund - Waltz For Debby
Bill Evans Trio - Portrait In Jazz
Billy Garner - Brand New Girl
Billy Hawks - O'Baby!
Billy Hawks
O'Baby!
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Ace)
10,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Billy Hawks’ second album "Heavy Soul" is an organ-heavy mod R&B masterpiece. It included club classic ‘O'Baby (I Believe I'm Losing You)’, as well as three other floor-fillers; ‘You've Been A Bad Girl’, ‘Whip It On Me’' and ‘What More Can I Do?’.

The beautifully packaged EP is designed in the London Records / Decca style and showcases the two known photographs of Billy. These were provided by the organ-playing singer's brother Leroy in 2014. Until this point almost nothing was known about Billy.

A native of Richmond, Virginia, he based himself in Philadelphia and his trio worked up and down the Eastern seaboard. He was discovered playing in one of the endless clubs and lounges that existed at the time and made his first album for Prestige, “The New Genius Of The Blues”, in 1966; “Heavy Soul” followed a year later.

Produced by Cal Lampley at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, both ‘You've Been A Bad Girl’ and ‘What More Can I Do’ are appearing on 7- inch for the first time.
Billy Ocean - Love Zone Limited Numbered Pink Vinyl Edition
Billy Ocean
Love Zone Limited Numbered Pink Vinyl Edition
LP | 1986 | EU | Reissue (Music On Vinyl)
21,99 €*
Release:1986 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Available as a limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on transparent pink vinyl.
Black Ivory - Mainline
Black Pumas - Black Pumas Gold & Red / Black Marble Vinyl Edition
Black Pumas
Black Pumas Gold & Red / Black Marble Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2021 | US | Original (Ato)
49,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Grammy nominated Deluxe Edition of Black Pumas debut album. Original album plus nine bonus tracks pressed on two LPs. Disc 1 on Gold vinyl; Disc 2 on Black/Red Marble vinyl.

Track Listing 1.Black Moon Rising, 2.Colors, 3.Know You Better, 4.Fire, 5.OCT 33, 1.Stay Gold, 2.Old Man, 3.Confines, 4.Touch The Sky, 5.Sweet Conversations 1.Fast Car, 2.I'm Ready, 3.Red Rover, 4.Black Cat, 5.Politicians In My Eyes, 1.Colors, 2.OCT 33, 3.Confines, 4.Know You Better
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