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7 Days Of Funk (Dam-Funk & Snoopzilla aka Snoop Dogg) - 7 Days Of Funk
7 Days Of Funk (Dam-Funk & Snoopzilla aka Snoop Dogg)
7 Days Of Funk
LP | 2013 | US | Original (Stones Throw)
19,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Dam-Funk and Snoop Dogg collaborate on "7 Days Of Funk" via Stones Throw, featuring Daz & Kurupt of Tha Dogg Pound as well as Steve Arrington!
79.5 - Boy Don't Be Afraid / I Stay, You Stay
79.5
Boy Don't Be Afraid / I Stay, You Stay
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Big Crown)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
With the announcement of their long awaited, highly anticipated debut full length
release, 79.5 drops a new and revamped version of their underground classic
Boy Don’t Be Afraid. Producer Leon Michels took it back in the studio and made it into
a proper two stepper, slowed it down a touch, and added percussion and Wurly. The result
is another sure shot side for the dance floor from one of New York City’s most adored
underground acts. Like many of the girl group classics, Boy Don't Be Afraid is a song about
love. But beyond that, it is a song about being—being hopeful, being romantic, being brave.
A romantic stance and a declaration of love through melody.
The B Side, I Stay, You Stay is a beautiful number about meeting in the middle and a
testament to a woman’s intuition. A love song starting in hesitation, walking through
admiration, and ending in certainty and gratitude. The ladies weave this tale trading leads
and combining voices seamlessly over the band’s signature in the pocket drums and bass,
rhodes chords, and flute flourishes. I Stay, You Stay is a perfect example of one of the
defining things about 79.5 and why they are known as the “Mid Tempo Maidens”, as the
lyrics reflect “they don’t have to rush, they have lots of time”.
79.5 - Terrorize My Heart (Disco Dub) / Terrorize My Heart (Tall Guy Bounce Remix)
79.5
Terrorize My Heart (Disco Dub) / Terrorize My Heart (Tall Guy Bounce Remix)
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Big Crown)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
For years, Lee Fields has been asking for and patiently waiting on a
reggae rhythm to sing over. To bring this dream to fruition, EMA teamed
up with frequent collaborator and reggae enthusiast, Nick Movshon,
and busted out this version of the Lee Fields & The Expressions' instant
classic, Never be Another You.
The A side is the vocal version of the tune; EMA cut a killer interpolation
of the original and had Lee lay down the vocals like only he can. The
result is right on time for summer, a feel good side that can hold court
right next to the classics.
The B side finds Michels manning the boards for a proper version of the
tune. Echoes, drop outs, and reverb flourishes all dancing through the
mix in proper reggae style.
7th Wonder / Blackbusters - Daisy Lady / Old Man Extended Breaks Special Edition
9th Creation - Mellow Music
9th Creation
Mellow Music
7" | 1982 | EU | Reissue (Past Due)
10,99 €*
Release:1982 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
It is well known that talent never guarantees any success in the music industry. This sentence summarizes the story of The 9th Creation, one of the best soul, funk, disco and boogie band to make it out of Stockton, CA.
Aaron Abernathy - Monologue
Aaron Abernathy
Monologue
2LP | 2016 | US | Original (Aaron Abernathy Music)
26,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Here comes the highly anticipated album release from Aaron Abernathy featuring Black Milk, Deborah Bond, Nat Turner, Phonte (of Little Brother + The Foreign Exchange), Zo!

Aaron Abernathy, is a jazz pianist/soul singer and multi-talented entertainer. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Abernathy comes from a long-line of historical pioneers including Civil Rights Leader, Rev. Ralph David Abernathy and student of the same high school music program as the late R&B great Gerald Levert.

He joined the ranks of artists like Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack as a graduate from the prestigious music program at Howard University, where he sharpened his piano playing and musicianship by majoring in jazz piano. With outstanding talents as both a pianist and a vocalist, he has acted as musical director for global touring acts Black Milk and Slum Village and collaborated with Grammy-nominated artists including Jack White, The Foreign Exchange, and Eric Roberson.
Action & Tension & Space - Tellus
Action & Tension & Space
Tellus
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Rune Grammofon)
33,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The band describe themselves as a spaced out, instrumental loungerock outfit, with added vibes of folk music, jazzy surf, psychedelia, free improvised chill-out, jangly post-rock and travelling bass. Not much for us to add here, apart from possibly a pinch of krautrock. "Tellus" is the quartet's fourth album, and their debut on Rune Grammofon. Being something of an allstar team from the fertile psychedelic spacedrone scene in Haugesund on the westcoast of Norway, the members also pay their dues in bands like Electric Eye, Lumen Drones (ECM), Undergrünnen and The Low Frequency in Stereo, whose album "Futuro" we released back in 2009. On "Tellus" they are joined by Sigbjorn Apeland, a much esteemed musician largely operating in a landscape of folk music, church music and improvisation. He is a member of Nils Okland band (ECM and Hubro) and has collaborated with him for 30 years, also appearing on his two albums for Rune Grammofon; Straum (2000) and Bris (2004). Also appearing on "Tellus" is Ståle Liavik Solberg, a central force on Oslo's thriving improvised music scene. He has performed worldwide with numerous Norwegian and international musicians and curates the excellent Blow Out! festival. With "Tellus" ATS heads into the Hardangervidda (the big plains connecting the eastern and western parts of southern Norway) terrain of wide open spaces, spare vegetation and unruly weather conditions, especially during the winter. The album was recorded in a small studio in Haugesund during two days of heavy rain showers and stormy winds rumbling outside the windows. Per Steinar Lie - Lap-steel and electric guitar Oystein Braut - Guitar, organ and Mellotron Julius Lind - Double bass Orjan Haaland
Activity - Unmask Whoever Translucent Glacial Blue Vinyl Edition
Activity
Unmask Whoever Translucent Glacial Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Western Vinyl)
23,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Activity are an avant four-piece featuring Travis Johnson, and drummer Steve Levine, both from the band Grooms, bassist Zoë Browne from Field Mouse, and guitarist Jess Rees from Russian Baths. Produced by engineer Jeff Berner of Psychic TV, their debut forms a casually menacing framework for lyrical themes of paranoia, exposed character flaws, and the broader human capacity for growth when an ugly truth is laid bare. Lead single "Calls Your Name," establishes the record's spectral aura with nauseated electronic bells, and a relentless Geoff Barrow-esque drum beat beneath a half-sung, half-spoken lyrics inspired by C.S. Lewis's 1945 novel The Great Divorce. In the novel, characters stuck in a grey, joyless conception of hell repeatedly deny opportunities to be taken into heaven, instead making excuses as to why they should remain in their embittered purgatory states. Allegorically, this speaks to the kind of opportunity for metamorphosis and positive change that's possible when the depths of disillusionment are reached, an idea which permeates much of the album. Despite recurrent aches of discontentment, each track glows with radiant waves of catharsis while elegantly evoking jubilation and anguish within the same breadth, showing that the two are always around the corner from one another.
Adam Baldych, Vincent Courtois & Rogier Telderman - Clouds
Adam Deitch Quartet, The - Egyptian Secrets
Adam Deitch Quartet, The
Egyptian Secrets
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Golden Wolf)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
On the heels of massive successes with his main projects Lettuce and Break Science, celebrated collaborations with jazz guitar luminary John Scofield, and high profile hip-hop production placements with the likes of 50 Cent, Talib Kweli, and Redman, GRAMMY-nominated drummer/producer Adam Deitch finally unveils Egyptian Secrets, the long-awaited debut LP from his Adam Deitch Quartet. A fluid expression of the funkier side of soul-jazz, Deitch and his curated collective hint at the avant-garde, but stay grounded in warm traditions. AD4 adventures through the vibrant forest of late 60’s Verve and Blue Note cool, respectfully mining the essential elements of what makes a great hip-hop break, and then Deitch reimagines them in his own contemporary context.

In December 2013, after a Lettuce show at the Fillmore, Deitch connected with Bay Area organist Wil Blades. They played together for a late night jam at a popular haunt Boom Boom Room in San Francisco, and there was an instant chemistry. Blades had come up in the Chicago blues scene, before relocating to the West Coast. There, he studied and performed with venerable Hammond organ virtuosos Dr. Lonnie Smith and Ronnie Foster, titans of this specific brand of late 60’s/early 70’s B3-bolstered rare groove and jazz funk.

After establishing a rock solid rapport and common goal with Blades, Deitch reached out to his trusty cohorts Ryan Zoidis (saxophones) and Eric Benny Bloom (trumpet), aka The Lettuce Horns. Both players are well versed in the groove-jazz aesthetic with the vocabularies to match; the duo solidified the AD4 lineup and soon the drummer’s long dreamt-of, organ-driven groove quartet was born.
The fledgeling band began by performing exclusively covers, a selection of timeless tunes from Grant Green, Jimmy Smith, Cannonball Adderley and even Michael Jackson, the quartet traversing warm arrangements of familiar classics, songs levitating somewhere between jazz and funk. Firmly ensconced in the rare-groove idiom, AD4 channeled and established a vibe, and then Deitch began to carefully integrate his own masterful compositions to their repertoire; slowly but surely, Egyptian Secrets began to take shape. But not before a superhero would jump into the frey; guitarist and jazz immortal John Scofield, who once tapped a young Deitch to be his co-pilot on his celebrated Uberjam efforts, wanted in on the action. Before long, the prodigious axe-man had contributed to three songs on the LP, and his patented jazz-fusion serenade informs the identity of Egyptian Secrets in subtle, nuanced fashion.
Adele - 21
Adele
21
LP | 2011 | UK | Reissue (XL Recordings)
23,99 €*
Release:2011 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Pop
produced by Rick Rubin & Paul Epworth
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Jazz Is Dead
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Jazz Is Dead
LP | 2019 | US | Reissue (Jazz Is Dead)
27,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
During the year 2019, Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad made music with the masters. Composing and producing brand new albums with their heroes. Jazz Is Dead 001 is where it all started, their first presentation of work that has come out of these initial sessions.
Adrian Younge - Jack Waterson Instrumentals
Adrian Younge
Jack Waterson Instrumentals
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Jack Waterson is the acid that Adrian never took as a kid. The result, as you’d expect, is both colorful and dark; full of sonic and musical surprises. The creative relationship they have questions the social order of the United States, yet theirs is a quintessentially American Story: Kindred spirits.
Punk rock and hip hop came from the same place, fueled by identical sentiments: people taking the music back, reclaiming it, and finding a new audience. Waterson, primed from the mid-70s Punk scene, began his musical career in ’79 as a founding member of Green on Red. They inspired artists as diverse as My Bloody Valentine, Wilco and Mazzy Star with their records and psychedelic palette. Years later, Waterson continued his influential journey by opening the revered musical instrument store, Future Music, a Los Angeles staple.
In ’99, an 18 year-old Younge realized that he wanted to create music that sounded like the records he was sampling. Unbeknownst to him, he serendipitously wandered into Future Music. It’s there, he realized his dream was possible. Intrigued by the stores focus on pre ’83 equipment, Waterson soon became a mentor in developing Younge’s unique analog sound. They spoke heavily about the importance of vintage equipment and it’s use in creating revolutionary worlds.
During these years, Waterson schooled Younge on psych and art rock; Younge returned the favor by schooling him on Hip Hop, the origins of sampling, and its source music. Together this unlikely duo manifested new revolutionary worlds with Waterson appearing on every Younge album within the last decade.
Adrian Younge presents - Linear Labs: Los Angeles
Adrian Younge presents
Linear Labs: Los Angeles
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
15,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Featuring songs from upcoming releases produced by Younge, including 12 Reasons To Die II (with Ghostface Killah, Raekwon & RZA), Something About April II, and The Midnight Hour (with Ali Shaheed
Muhammad), alongside Younge catalog classics dating back to 2000. LP format features bonus track: “Sirens II,” from upcoming Bilal album.
Afous D'Afous - Tenere
Afous D'Afous
Tenere
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Sahel Sounds)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Afous D'Afous is a 6-piece Tuareg-rock outfit from Southern Algeria. Their independent album features classic rock aesthetics, soulful ballads and polished uptempo driving electric guitar rhythms. There's a myriad of global influences ranging from pitch bending North African synths, reverbed drenched dub, and even Indian tabla music! 'Tenere' is one of the most complex studio albums from any Tuareg guitar band to date. Limited edition packaged in old school 3-colour offset sleeves.
Africa Negra - Alia Cu Omali
Africa Negra
Alia Cu Omali
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Mar & Sol)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Mar & Sol presents the new album of the legendary band África Negra,"Alia cu Omali". New songs and some popular classics recorded between Lisbon and S.Tomé.
This album Its a reflection of the old rumba and soukous music that this epic band of São Tomé e Príncipe got us used to. They are an icon and one of the main bands of this island, representing in their music the authenticity and culture of the former Portuguese colony on the equatorial meridian.
It is our mission to expand this culture and here it is the testimony in our series of Luso Afro music which could best represent São Tomé.
Afrodisia - Elephant Sunrise
Afrodisia
Elephant Sunrise
LP | 1980 | EU | Reissue (Cordial)
24,99 €*
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The second album release on Cordial Recordings is a re-release of Afrodisia's highly collectible album 'Elephant Sunrise' from 1980 on Comma. the album is limited i pressing to 500 units. Afrodisia were combination of US soldiers with local musicians from Worms, Germany that were formed in 1978 and recorded two albums during their years together with 'Elephant Sunrise' being the only one that was actually released. Cordial Recordings will be issuing the previously unreleased album in 2019. 'Elephant Sunrise' has become a revered album by collectors because of the high quality of songs featured on the album which cross from soul to funk to disco and jazz with great ease. The band's leader Darnell Summers is originally from Detroit and is the brother of Headhunter Bill Summers who also features on the album as a player and songwriter. 'Sugar Free' is highly regarded by aficionados on the soul scene for it's glowing summer sounds and is one of the two songs that Bill Summers co-wrote on the album. This is one album not to be missed.
Afrodyssey Orchestra - Under The Sun
Afrodyssey Orchestra
Under The Sun
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Altercat)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Greece is maybe not the first country that comes to mind when you think of Afrojazz. Afrodyssey Orchestra unexpectedly hit the scene some time ago after the release of In the Land of Aou Tila, their debut album — while that first album was going to the hands of the few lucky ones who managed to discover the band back then, Afrodyssey Orchestra were already booking more studio time in order to start working on further recordings. Three years later, we’re proud to present you Under the Sun, with seven new compositions that reflect the logical evolution the band has experienced during this time, including some fine-tuning in their line-up. A melange of African polyrhythms, jazz, a scent of the Balkans and a fling with Afrobeat that holds hands with their beginnings — all this devised through the prism of the vast Greek musical universe.
Afterclapp - Capitao De Areia / Beiramar
Afterclapp
Capitao De Areia / Beiramar
7" | 2018 | UK | Original (MSLX)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Heavily influenced by hip hop, jazz and bass music, Rodrigo Vellutini's solo project, Afterclapp combines samples and
edits with electronic sounds and live instrumentation. This ep, features Brazilian music from the North and South of
Brazil. Afterclapp is from Florianopolis Brazil. This classic MSLX artwork was created by Shuggie.
Afterclapp Feat. Francois De Lima - Onde Vem / Zumzmuz
Afterclapp Feat. Francois De Lima
Onde Vem / Zumzmuz
12" | 2022 | UK | Original (MSLX)
13,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Another timeless Brazilian beat from Afterclapp! The dreamy trumpet from François de Lima drifts in an out keeping a live organic vibe, catchy choppy samples highlight the track, and the additional modern production elements make this 80 bpm jam another dreamy lofi surf jam for the headz. Take yourself away from the Zum Zum office life, this 124 bpm samba housebeat hybrid hits the mark sampling a classic bossa nova song from the early 70s. Afterclapp is a creative metamorphosis of music producer and DJ Rodrigo Vellutini, driven by his long-standing desire to test boundaries between musical styles. Exploring the infinite possibilities of Brazilian music by mixing it with unusual rhythms and sound elements.
Agostino Nirodh Fortini - Suoni Immaginari
Agostino Nirodh Fortini
Suoni Immaginari
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Black Sweat)
19,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance
Before his prolific activity in the field of music therapy, Agostino Nirodh Fortini also embarked on his own path in electronic music. In the early eighties he was a close collaborator of Walter Maioli and Fred Gales, at the time of the pioneering label Sound Reporters. “Suoni Immaginari”, released only privately on cassette in 1988, contains a wide range of keyboards and lots of ethnic field recordings assembled with an absolutely modern praxis ahead of its time. Nirodh imagines his planetary odysseys as a complex of harmonic devices, nebula storms, glassy explosions and gravity-free falls. His operational horizon reflects further cultural ideas and suggestions; not only the artifice between natural sounds and the programmed machine but also the intrusion of arabesque dreams and jungles contaminated by invading insects and mad pipers. These are spectral symphonies which can have analogies with the fourth world of Hassell and Eno.
Ahmed Abdul Malik - Sounds of africa
Ahmed Ag Kaedy - Akaline Kidal
Airto - Free
Airto - Seeds On The Ground Colored Vinyl Edition
Akale Wube & Manu Dibango - Anbessa Glitter Vinyl Record Store Day 2022 Gold Colored Edition
Aki Kumar - Dum Maaro Dum / Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo Black Vinyl Edition
Aki Kumar
Dum Maaro Dum / Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo Black Vinyl Edition
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Needle To The Groove)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Special unreleased mixes of “Jaan e Jaan” & “Kisi Ki Muskurahaton Pe” from Kumar’s Aki Goes Bollywood LP. Limited edition 45 rpm on black vinyl in full color cardstock jacket. Only 500 copies worldwide.

Badass Bollywood with a hint of funk and soul, Aki Kumar is hitting you hard with his choice cuts of vintage Indian music. The propelling rhythms of “Jaan E Jaan” drag you in quick and the groove gets your head nodding and your feet moving. The flip is a slow burner full of nuance, just the right mixture of mood and melody to haunt your ears in just the right way. Aki Kumar from Bombay to the Bay bringing that classic lo-fi Bollywood sound.
Akira Ishikawa & His Count Buffalos - African Rock Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
Akira Ishikawa & His Count Buffalos
African Rock Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
LP | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Cinedelic Orient Series)
31,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Japanese jazz drummer Akira Ishikawa has recorded countless albums with the band Count Buffalos, though few are quite as revered and sought-after as 1971 set African Rock. Of his albums, this is certainly the most dazzling and impactful, flawlessly produced. More than "African rock" it is psychedelic spiritual jazz with funky veins; the set is a brilliant blend of Akira Ishikawa's favorite styles with juicy, tribal and deep percussive elements - his drums are flanked by Kenji Shiraishi's marimba and Masami Kawahara's percussion - which in some moments they recall Fela Kuti (see the superb "Animals / Mnama") and in many other the electric Miles Davis. He bring a completely new global sound to his music with the inclusion of the electronic component with the ‘ tabbing' Kimio Mizutani's guitar solos and electric piano accompaniment by the great Hiromasa 'Colgen’ Suzuki (also on acoustic piano and composition). Undoubtedly one of the best records produced in Japan in the 70s. Unmissable!
Al Di Meola - Opus
Al Doum & The Faryds - Spirit Rejoin
Al Doum & The Faryds
Spirit Rejoin
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Black Sweat)
22,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Listening to the music of Al Doum & Faryds is always like staying in the pristine nature of an exotic island, in the sacred harmony of a New Organic Society; imaging all brothers and sisters singing and dancing in the unity of the brotherhood. This is the message of love and joy that pervade this fourth album. Moving towards accents of jazz ancestry, the Faryds absorb and re-elaborate - with remarkable insights - disparate elements and influences of Electric Jazz of the 70’s (Miles Davis, Dr.John) and Spiritual Jazz (Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders, Don Cherry), marrying them with the forceful instances of Afro-Free (Pyramids, Alkebu-Lan). The music celebrate a new collective soul, a dancing cathartic ritual with birds, plants and all the animals, together in the circle of devotion. A journey in the total pranic breath. Co-production with our swiss lunar brothers from Bongo Joe Records.
Al Green - Explores Your Mind
Al Green - Greatest Hits
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Al Green
Let's Stay Together
LP | 2009 | US | Reissue (Fat Possum)
33,99 €*
Release:2009 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
180g vinyl

- "Let's Stay Together" sampled by Little Brother for "Light it Up"
Al Green - Love and Happiness / Take Me To The River
Al Johnson - I'm Back For More / I've Got My Second Wind
Al Kent presents - The Men In the Glass Booth - Disco Eras Most Influential DJs - Part 1
Al Kent presents
The Men In the Glass Booth - Disco Eras Most Influential DJs - Part 1
5LP | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
61,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In May 1976 a record was released that would have an unforeseen and lasting impact on the music industry “Ten Percent” by Double Exposure was an early release on the New York independent label Salsoul Records. America was in the grip of a disco explosion with new clubs opening on a weekly basis; Salsoul saw what was happening and swiftly created a sound for their label, heavily influenced by the music then coming out of Philadelphia, aimed directly at New York’s dance-floors. Records like “Salsoul Hustle,” “Tangerine” and “You’re Just The Right Size” by The Salsoul Orchestra borrowed heavily from the beautifully orchestrated Philadelphia International Records but added a more percussive, bass heavy depth that New York’s DJs loved.

So what was so special about this particular single then? Double Exposure was, after all, just another band, “Ten Percent” just another song; one of many “disco” records released that week. First of all Salsoul became the first record label to make a twelve inch single available to Joe Public – the exotic format was previously only available to DJs as promotional items or bought under the counter at certain record stores. Not only that though, the extended version was created by Walter Gibbons, a DJ at New York’s Galaxy 21 who’d built his reputation making exclusive versions of tracks to play in his sets.

In 1976 it was unheard of for a DJ to set foot in a recording studio, being seen as little more than living jukeboxes by the serious music industry. Recording studios were strictly the domain of recording artists and producers so Walter found himself in a unique position, gaining access to a world no DJ had been granted before.

Or so we thought…

The Men In The Glass Booth compiled by Al Kent tells the full story. Featuring ground breaking re-edits and remixes by some of the Disco era’s most influential DJs including Walter Gibbons, Bobby DJ Guttadaro, Tom Savarese, Jellybean Benitez, Tee Scott and John Luongo.

Includes a 40 page booklet.
Al Kent presents - The Men In The Glass Booth - Disco Eras Most Influential DJs - Part 2
Al Kent presents
The Men In The Glass Booth - Disco Eras Most Influential DJs - Part 2
5LP | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
61,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In May 1976 a record was released that would have an unforeseen and lasting impact on the music industry “Ten Percent” by Double Exposure was an early release on the New York independent label Salsoul Records. America was in the grip of a disco explosion with new clubs opening on a weekly basis; Salsoul saw what was happening and swiftly created a sound for their label, heavily influenced by the music then coming out of Philadelphia, aimed directly at New York’s dance-floors. Records like “Salsoul Hustle,” “Tangerine” and “You’re Just The Right Size” by The Salsoul Orchestra borrowed heavily from the beautifully orchestrated Philadelphia International Records but added a more percussive, bass heavy depth that New York’s DJs loved.

So what was so special about this particular single then? Double Exposure was, after all, just another band, “Ten Percent” just another song; one of many “disco” records released that week. First of all Salsoul became the first record label to make a twelve inch single available to Joe Public – the exotic format was previously only available to DJs as promotional items or bought under the counter at certain record stores. Not only that though, the extended version was created by Walter Gibbons, a DJ at New York’s Galaxy 21 who’d built his reputation making exclusive versions of tracks to play in his sets.

In 1976 it was unheard of for a DJ to set foot in a recording studio, being seen as little more than living jukeboxes by the serious music industry. Recording studios were strictly the domain of recording artists and producers so Walter found himself in a unique position, gaining access to a world no DJ had been granted before.

Or so we thought…

The Men In The Glass Booth compiled by Al Kent tells the full story. Featuring ground breaking re-edits and remixes by some of the Disco era’s most influential DJs including Walter Gibbons, Bobby DJ Guttadaro, Tom Savarese, Jellybean Benitez, Tee Scott and John Luongo.

Includes a vintage style poster.
Al Sunny - Open Up Your Eyes Remixes
Al Sunny
Open Up Your Eyes Remixes
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Favorite)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following the acclaimed first album of Al Sunny released in 2017, Favorite Recordings proudly presents this single remix package of “Open Up Your Eyes”.
Al Sunny is a young composer emerging from the French soul music scene. Soon after learning the guitar, he started composing and became involved in numerous projects and collaborations. He quickly discovered deep inside himself the music that he truly loves, inspired by artists such as Tim Maia, America, Al Green, and Al Jarreau. During his studies he met musicians including Florian Pellissier, and it's then thanks to Florian that he met Pascal Rioux, founder and A&R of Favorite Recordings. Together they produced Time To Decide, a first album acclaimed by many tastemakers and gaining a solid success in Japan.
One of the highlights of the LP was the track “Open Up Your Eyes”, which disclosed the premise of Al Sunny music style, infused with Blue-Eyed-Soul, Pop and Folk. Also tainted with a funky dancefloor color, “Open Up Your Eyes” was a perfect match to build a nice remixes package for DJs. On the A side, Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart delivers again a hot Soulful/Disco version of the song with his famous touch. As for the B side, Favorite Recordings asked the Canadian producer Jex Opolis (Good Timin’ Records), with a Disco style slightly more oriented in Electronic and House vibes.
Al Wilson - Senior Citizens Edit
Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennet - Synthesis
Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennet
Synthesis
LP | 1974 | UK | Reissue (Be With)
23,99 €*
Release:1974 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The “vivid contemporary sounds for a fresh visual image” make up the now canonised Synthesis from Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett. These two greats go deeper than usual on this collection, and the end result is a synth concept record of sorts. Released in 1974, it’s an essential companion piece to their Synthesizer and Percussion LP, released on Themes International Music in the same year.

Like most of our favourite library records, Synthesis has that gloriously funky, “weird electronic music” vibe without ever being inaccessible. With the awesome ARP Odyssey at the fore, Hawkshaw and Bennett have created a blissed-out soundscape that, whilst laid back in all the right places, somehow remains heavy on the funk. It’s a sort of throbbing, proto-G Funk sound and you can find it on many of these low-lit basement workouts.

Take the ice-cool “Alto Glide”. It’s a sunset-funk highlight with an electro-flute refrain that conjures those dreamier Dre / DJ Quick instrumentals from ’91 to ’92. Stereolab, Koushik (again) and all those Ghost Box artists were clearly listening very closely in the years since. The equally relaxed “Mermaid” glides effortlessly with soft, shimmering piano, understated percussion and kaleidoscopic synths. It’s a really beautiful piece.

With these two soft-focus closing tracks allowing the LP to float away over the horizon, the preceding ten tracks have a more insistent, neck-snapping rhythm section to back the synth overload. Highlights include the head-nod funk of “Getting It Together” and the synth break in “The Executive”, which informed classic video game soundtracks.

For once Be With really is stuck for words to describe just how good this record is. Best just to listen.

As with all ten re-issues, the audio for Synthesis 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.
Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennett - Full Circle
Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennett
Full Circle
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Be With)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Alan Hawkshaw (piano/Hammond) and Shadow’s drummer Brian Bennett are responsible for some of the slickest, funkiest and most sought-after library records ever made in the UK, particularly ones recorded on the legendary KPM label. Their work has now become the go-to place for sampling in music today. Artists such as Dilla, Nas, and the xx, right through to the billion selling Kanye & Drake have taken Hawkshaw’s and Bennett’s immaculate beat-driven soundscapes for their own usage.

Their new album, in full, iconic KPM cover is a return to the laidback jazz-funk that helped Alan and Brian demonstrate their library chops. The album is classic Hawkshaw/Bennett. It swings, it grooves, moves and thrills with a flair these two have perfected over years.

Standout tracks such as "Hole In One", "In The Clouds", "Interchange", "Oasis", "On The Nile" and "Corcovado" are no mere excursions in nostalgia, for they carry lots of deft studio work that many a producer would give their right arm for. Hawkshaw’s arrangements allow the drums, guitar, bass, strings, Hammond, flute and brass to swirl elegantly around the 12 original tracks; a masterclass in recording.

Cut by Pete Norman, housed in a beautifully designed Richard Robinson sleeve and pressed at 180g by Record Industry in Holland, this release has been afforded the care and attention it rightly deserves. Essential.
Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennett - Synthesizer And Percussion
Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennett
Synthesizer And Percussion
LP | 1974 | UK | Reissue (Be With)
23,99 €*
Release:1974 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Released in the same year as Synthesis over on KPM, 1974’s Synthesizer and Percussion is its essential companion piece. “This record features the many distinctive sounds of the ARP Synthesizer plus percussion in various moods and tempos” is the even more underwhelming than usual library record sales pitch for Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett’s second collection of what is basically minimal G-funk, with overtones of primitive acid house. This is ridiculously good.

This is one of Hawkshaw and Bennett’s wilder joints and aeons ahead of its time. Bennett’s tough drums provide the underpinnings for the prominent bass, keys and bubbling synths high up in the mix, alongside Hawkshaw’s deranged clavinet-funk-rock. There are heavenly break loops galore.

Opener "Mon Amour" is ultra-smooth funk, all inter-weaving melodic lines whilst the seminal "Oddball" is an incredible hard electro strut with a knocking break. "Mile High Swinger" is a tranquil Spaghetti Western whistling theme over double tempo rhythmic movement and the pulsating "Auto Pilot" has a percussive groove elevated by electric piano and synthesizer. Check "Driving Force”, “Home Run” and "Pacesetter" for electroid prog-funk dripped in acid squelch.

All five final tracks are beatless synth workouts, because they can.

As with all ten re-issues, the audio for Synthesizer and Percussion 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.
Alan Parker - The Sound Of Soul
Alan Parker
The Sound Of Soul
LP | 1976 | UK | Reissue (Be With)
23,99 €*
Release:1976 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
When Alan Parker recorded the killer library soul-funk LP The Voice of Soul with session vocalist Madeline Bell in 1976, some bright spark at Themes decided to also release all of the backing tracks as a separate, and equally innocuously title LP called The Sound of Soul. Thank goodness for bright sparks.

Released as a collection of “unobtrusive musical backings in various rhythmic styles”, the LP’s original description dryly explains “these tracks have been issued without melody and are therefore particularly suitable for use behind commentary. Female vocal versions of these tracks are issued on TIM 1021 The Voice Of Soul and it is possible to edit from vocal version to instrumental version or vica versa where commentary or scene changes occur”.

Madeline Bell was backed by The Rhythm Section, who were for all intents and purposes the Themes International Music house band. So what we end up with here is entire album of instrumental work-outs by a band comprised of the formidable talents of Alan Hawkshaw on keyboards, Alan Parker on guitars, Barry Morgan on drums, Les Hurdle on bass guitar and Frank Ricotti on percussion.

Without Bell’s vocals these backing tracks are given all the room they need to breathe. Each one more than stands up on its own.

The Sound of Soul is a real diggers’ delight and, unsurprisingly, a must-have counterpart to The Voice of Soul.

As with all ten re-issues, the audio for The Sound of Soul 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.
Alan Silva & His Celestrial Communication Orchestra - Luna Surface 180 Gram Edition
Albert Ayler - Bells
Albert Berger Quartet - The Gate
Albert Berger Quartet
The Gate
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (No Business)
18,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
All compositions by Albert Beger
Recorded on May 31st and June 1st, 2017 at Alt Studio, Afula, Israel
Recorded and mixed by Yoram Lev and Itay Alter
Mastered by Arūnas Zujus at MAMAstudios
Cover art by Anat Beger
Back cover photo by Itay Alter
Design by Oskaras Anosovas
Albert Mangelsdorff Quintet - Now Jazz Ramwong
Albert Mangelsdorff Quintet
Now Jazz Ramwong
LP | 1964 | EU | Reissue (Tiger Bay)
20,99 €*
Release:1964 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The virtuoso trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff was one of the prominent figures of European Jazz of the 60s – 70s. Eastern influences with a perfect blend of Western culture characterized this album recorded in Frank- furt after the groups Asian tour. “Now Jazz Ramwong” sees the group in its best shape: alto saxophonist Gunther Kronberg, tenor saxophonist Heinz Sauer, bassist Gunter Lenz and drummer Ralf Hubner. A really mind-blowing mix of jazz, folk and Eastern sounds. The album contains “Three Jazz Moods”, a jazz adaptation of Ravi Shankar’s music.
Aldorande - Aldorande
Aldorande - Deux
Aldorande
Deux
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Favorite)
13,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Favorite Recordings proudly presents Deux, second album of French Jazz-Funk quartet Aldorande. In this new chapter, the four explorers pursue their interstellar trip on the Aldorande planet, deploying their ever deeper love for the 70's Jazz-Funk & Fusion scene. Extending their first visions of this new world, the bigger-than-life arrangements of this second album reflect again their high attention to dramatic narrative schemes, breezy Brazilian vibes, tempestuous funky grooves and strong cosmic melodies from outer space. Classic and contemporary at the same time, Deux is built for the like-minded souls still looking for the perfect beat. Twisting time and space but never forcing the groove, the band dives more profoundly into the Cortex influence of their compositions, with intense female back vocals fitting perfectly into their cinematographic vision. Like a cry in space, could these esoteric incantations be heard by Aldorande's divinities? Or will they be more impressed by the super-tight rhythm section with its bangin' basslines or an irresistible blend of drums and percussion? In the end, they probably would have to surrender after hearing the infinite echoes of the synthesizers and horns reflecting in the atmosphere. Deep and thoughtful, the travel has only begun but it seems that so much has already been experienced. Breaking the code, they opened the gates to a rebirth. One that could be only accomplished by finding the “Pierre des Mondes”, deeply buried somewhere on Aldorande - the only key to solve the riddle of the groove. Mission accepted. You'll find in Aldorande some of the best French jazzmen including bandleader and founder Virgile Raffaëlli on bass (Setenta & Joe Bataan, Camarão Orkestra), Florian Pellissier on keys (Iggy Pop, Setenta, Cotonete & Di Melo, …), Mathieu Edouard on drums (Chassol, De La Soul) and Erwan Loeffel on percussion (Camarão Orkestra, 10lec6). On this album, they took the initiative to invite two guests on some tracks: AOR singer Al Sunny and killer guitarist Laurent Guillet (Le Soldat Rose, Setenta).
Alessandro Alessandroni - Background Disco
Alessandro Alessandroni
Background Disco
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Four Flies)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two disco jewels signed by Maestro Alessandroni for an obscure Italian sexy-comedy in 1976, presented here in a new edit on 12'' designed for the dancefloor.
Alex Puddu - Black Orgasm EP
Alfa Mist - Bring Backs Red Vinyl Edition
Alfa Mist
Bring Backs Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Anti)
23,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Alfa Mist is one of the driving forces behind a young and vibrant scene of UK musicians, who've taken on jazz as their musical narrative. On his new album Bring Backs the producer, self-taught pianist and rapper takes us on a sonic trip back to his beat-making past on the streets of East London, through the depth and musicality he discovered composing and playing jazz. 2017 saw the release of Alfa's breakthrough record, Antiphon and the 2019's album Structuralism were both self-released on his Sekito label. His latest endeavour, 2021's Bring Backs, sees Alfa taking on new challenges. The record marks his first release for the label Anti and is also the most detailed exploration of his upbringing in musical form.
Alfie Davison - Love Is Serious Business
Alfie Davison
Love Is Serious Business
7" | 2017 | UK | Original (Outta Sight)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sublime single alltime great "modern" Northern Soul dancefloor packer including Richard Searling's rare 12inch version on the flip!
Alfonso Noel Lovo - Terremoto Richter 6:25-Managua
Alfred Panou & The Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Je Suis Un Sauvage Record Store Day 2019 Edition
Alfred Panou & The Art Ensemble Of Chicago
Je Suis Un Sauvage Record Store Day 2019 Edition
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Souffle Continu)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
* First ever vinyl reissue

* 3mm spine sleeve

* RSD exclusive, no repress.

A number of albums on the Saravah label, by artists such as Steve Lacy, Areski, Maurice Lemaître, Philippe Maté, Jean-Charles Capon, Michel Roques or the Cohelmec Ensemble, are considered amongst the most important of the 1960-1970s, including, for example Comme à la radio by Brigitte Fontaine with the Art Ensemble of Chicago in Paris, 1969. It is unfortunately less well-known that the label produced a single at the same time also featuring the Art Ensemble of Chicago who this time backed the poetry of the little-remembered Alfred Panou.

Seen in the 1967 film Week-end by Jean-Luc Godard where he played the role of a black garbage collector, Alfred Panou who is of mixed Benin-Togolese origin, already had a career as an actor in political theatre when, pushed by producer Pierre Barouh, he recorded two of his texts concerning Black Power. At the time of the recording the explosive first album by the Last Poets had not yet been made, nor that of their west coast counterparts the Watts Prophets which would only appear in 1971. This explains why, in 1969, even if the Black Dada Nihilismus by Amiri Baraka published four years earlier was incontestably the reference point of all the above, the combative prose of Alfred Panou had a real impact. This is heightened by the fact that it is also one of the first, in its own way, to question the notion of black identity. In order to do so the brilliant idea was to have the rowdy poly-instrumental jungle fantasy of the Art Ensemble of Chicago as a musical counterpoint!

Little-recognised, probably because the texts are in French, Je suis un sauvage / Le Moral nécessaire deserves to be more than just a sought-after rare groove. Even today the record should not be neglected as it is a seminal and skilfully militant recording, which even had moments of humour. Though brief (barely ten minutes in total), it deserves to be considered as a key moment in Great Black Music in the same way as Seize The Time by Elaine Brown, Nation Time by Joe McPhee, There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone or Attica Blues by Archie Shepp. No less than that.
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)
20,99 €*
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 Hassan Kuban - From Nubia To Cairo(Remastered) / The Soul Of Black Egypt
Alice Coltrane - Huntington Ashram Monastery
Alice Coltrane
Huntington Ashram Monastery
LP | 1969 | EU | Reissue (Audio Clarity)
18,99 €*
Release:1969 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Alice Coltrane had an enormous legacy to overcome in her late husband-- her debut album, "A Monastic Trio" stuck pretty close to what John Coltrane's last bands were doing the studio, "Huntington Ashram Monastary" finds her branching out. Recorded in mid-1969, a year after her debut and two years after the death of her husband, Coltrane performs on piano and harp and is backed by bassist Ron Carter and drummer Rashied Ali. Musically, it's a bit more relaxed than before, with Coltrane's playing a bit less dense and significantly looser. At its best, this looseness translates into inventiveness in ideas with Ali's gentle percussion and Carter's stunning virtuosity holding things nicely together-- the opener and title track is a good example of this-- Carter sets up a deep groove, Ali frames everything, and Coltrane and suprisingly nimble on harp. Likewise, "Paramahansa Lake" and "ihs" find Coltrane surprisingly inventive-- escaping the stereotypes of the harp on the former and playing in a bluesy, Monk-like piano on the latter, with Carter and Ali anchoring ("ihs" also features some superb arco playing from Carter).
Alice Coltrane - Ptah, The El Daoud
Alice Coltrane
Ptah, The El Daoud
LP | 1970 | EU | Reissue (Audio Clarity)
18,99 €*
Release:1970 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ptah, the El Daoud, recorded and released in 1970, is the third solo album by Alice Coltrane. The album was recorded in the basement of her house in Dix Hills on Long Island, New York. This was Coltrane's first album with horns (aside from one track on A Monastic Trio – 1968 - on which Pharoah Sanders played bass clarinet). Sanders is recorded on the right channel and Joe Henderson on the left channel throughout. Coltrane noted: "Joe Henderson is more on the intellectual side, while Pharoah is more abstract, more transcendental." All the compositions were written by Alice Coltrane. The title track is named for an Egyptian god, Ptah, "the El Daoud" meaning "the beloved". "Turiya", according to the liner notes, "was defined by Coltrane as "a state of consciousness - the high state of Nirvana, the goal of human life", while "Ramakrishna" was a 19th-century Bengali religious figure and also denotes a movement founded by his disciples. On "Blue Nile", Coltrane switches from piano to harp, and Sanders and Henderson from tenor saxophones to alto flutes.

The album's cover design was by Jim Evans.
Alice Coltrane - Ptah, The El Daoud
Alicia Keys - Songs In A Minor
All The People - Cramp Your Style
All The People
Cramp Your Style
7" | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Blue Candle)
11,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
2020 blue vinyl repress.

Killer funk from the Henry Stone's Miami vaults… 1972 classic repressed and remastered for 2014 in original artwork as a dinked 7". Heavy duty dancefloor nugget! Official re issue.
Alogte Oho & His Sounds Of Joy - Mam Yinne Wa
Alogte Oho & His Sounds Of Joy
Mam Yinne Wa
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Philophon)
24,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Born to a Frafra father and an Akim mother, he grew up in the rainforest of southern Ghana before moving up to the land of the Frafra in the savannah of northern Ghana as a young boy. Growing up in Namoo, his father's village of origin, he was deeply impressed by the glorious moments he experienced during the services at the village's church. All that singing and drumming ensured he was thefirst at church every Sunday, long before the service even started.

His only wish at the time was to be old enough to join the church choir. When he turned thirteen his wish came true and he instantly had hisfirst studio experience, as the choir recorded a series of cassettes on which he performed.

After he hadfinished school he focused on his own career as a Frafra-Gospel artist. In 2007 he released hisfirst album, but it took anotherfive years for him to have his break through as a leading singer. Since the release of his third album in 2012, which contained the original version of "Mam Yinne Wa", he was booked for almost all of the festivals and celebrations in the region and was also invited to almost all of the countless Frafra communities which exist all over Ghana.

In 2013 Max Weissenfeldt visited Bolgatanga, the capital of the Frafra for thefirst time. When he stepped out of the bus at the main market a song by Alogte was playing loudly through some big speakers. He was immediately captured by the music and arranged to meet with Alogte. After a short introduction they both agreed to do some recordings.

Weissenfeldt had some instrumentals with him, so he charged his laptop well, packed his microphone and Alogte drove with him through the savannah into the backcountry of the Frafra land. When they had arrived in Namoo, Max set up his studio and Alogte assembled the Sounds of Joy. The result was "Zota Yinne", which became Oho'sfirst single released on Philophon in 2014. For some reason the song became a hit in Reggae sound system circles and is already a very sought after collectors item.

The same year Weissenfeldt returned to Ghana from Germany with some fellow musicians to play an extended tour through Ghana alongside Alogte Oho & His Sounds of Joy and Kologo master Guy One (Guy One - #1, released on Philophon in 2018). During that tour he learned a dozen songs by Alogte. Following this, 2016 saw the release of the follow up single "Mam Yinne Wa". In the same way as the locally released version pushed Alogte to the top of Frafra- Gospel singers, this newly produced version made him a global player.

Mam Yinne Wa - God, You Love Me So. It looks like that somebody has heard him!
Alonzo Turner - Whoever Said It
Alonzo Turner
Whoever Said It
7" | 1978 | UK | Reissue (Discs Of Fun And Love)
10,99 €*
Release:1978 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
We're back with our 5th release! This time it's the certified dancefloor weapon by Alonzo Turner ‘Whoever Said It?’ Released on a 7 inch with a part 1 & 2, this record has been played on dancefloors worldwide by such players as Rahaan, Sadar Bahar and more, with those selectors favouring the part 2 in the most euphoric moments with that incredible vocal half way through. The record has remained hard to come by for most so we are thrilled to have this one out there as an affordable and great sounding reissue. Remastered as always by Frank at The Carvery and this time released with a vibrant company sleeve and a baby yellow label on the 7 to match the original. "Alonzo Turner was born in Northern California in 1955 and was introduced to music by his church, of which his father was pastor. As a young adult, Turner moves to West Hollywood and at 23, he starts to manage a local rock band while working day and night to write what will turn out to be his first and only release, ‘Whoever Said It’. The song catches the attention of Dave Crawford, A former producer at Atlantic. Like most stuff on Crawford’s label, LA Records, the single never makes it to the charts but helps Turner make a name for himself in L.A. and Orange County where he performs often. There is only speculation about what happened to ‘You’ve Got Something’, the LP on which the song was meant to appear, but five years later Alonzo ends up writing an eponymous piece for Norma Lewis (Shakatak, Charade) on her debut album ‘It’s Gonna Happen’. In 1984, struggling to make ends meet from his music career, Turner takes a part time job at a record store, while also pushing garments to an elite clientele in Beverly Hills, even selling clothes to one of Michael Jackson’s designers. In 1991, aged 38, Alonzo Turner will pass away from illness. Written by a loner who lived in a modest flat filled with antiques and expensive art pieces, ‘Whoever Said It’ is a testament to the idea that love does exist beyond our imagination. While asking who is to blame for spreading the opposite theory, Turner makes this simple yet compelling argument to debunk it: emotions are a motor of action, they literally set us in motion and therefore reality derives its very momentum from them." Alonzo Turner biopic originally written by Omar Krivit via musicismysanctuary.com
Amado, Rodrigo - This Is Our Language Quartet
Amado, Rodrigo
This Is Our Language Quartet
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Trost)
19,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This Is Music By Four Strong Individual Players With Room For Eruptive Solo-Parts, But Always Held Together By Intensecommunication And Beautiful Interwoven Melodies. The Quartet's Second Album A History Of Nothing (Trostrecords/Tr170) Got A Huge Number Of Excited Reviews:A Superb Quartet Outing. The Music Is All Improvised, But It's Firmly Rooted In Jazz, With Superb Interaction Between All Ofthe Players, Both On Ripping, High-Velocity Blowouts And More Delicate Forays. (Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader)Freedom Is Clearly A Responsibility As Well As A Joy, And It's Emphasized Here By The Group's Shared Commitment: Eachmusician Is Constantly Working In Two Directions, Stretching Further And Creating Cohesion. The Music Is Improvised Withsuch An Ear To Complementary Detail That It's Literally Being Collectively Composed. (Stuart Broomer, Free Jazz Collective)Together, This Quartet Is Dynamite. It's Exciting To Hear A European Musician Along With Three Americans, And Notice Thatthey Communicate So Well. (Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts)Recorded By Klaus Hedegaard Nielsen At Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, March 2nd, 2017mixed By Joaquim Monte And Rodrigo Amado, Cd Master By Simon Wadsworth / Lp Master By Martin Siewert
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.
Americo Brito And Djarama - Nha D'stine
Americo Brito And Djarama
Nha D'stine
LP | 1983 | EU | Reissue (Mar & Sol)
21,99 €*
Release:1983 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Continuing the Cape Verde series Mar & Sol bring this fantastic masterpiece of an LP ”Nha D’stine” from the legendary singer Américo Brito and his band Djarama. Includes insert. TIP! Originally recorded in 1983 on a private press by Américo Brito , and now in 2018 we bring it back to life with the stamp of our label, from Mar & Sol records to all the world.
Amy Winehouse - Frank Half Speed Remaster 2020 Edition
Amy Winehouse - Lioness: Hidden Treasures
Amy Winehouse
Lioness: Hidden Treasures
2LP | 2011 | US | Original (Republic)
32,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
180 gram pressing!

The 12 track collection features previously unreleased tracks, alternate versions of existing classics as well as a couple of brand new Amy compositions, and has been compiled by long-time musical partners Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson in close association with Amy’s family, management and record label Island Records.
Ancient Cosmonauts - Higher
Ancient Cosmonauts
Higher
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Cosmonauts)
9,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In their second release, the Ancient Cosmonauts are adding new flavors to their already genre-bending style combining funk, soul and jazz.
"Higher", the title track of the band's debut EP, adds hard-hitting drums and a pumping bass line to the bands' signature "wall of sound" horns, fluid congas and urging female vocals. This makes you think of latin / funk rock and 90's crossover, even there is no guitar on that track at all. The flip side "Sweet Season" pays tribute to Black Jazz Records legend Doug Carn, adding all the soul jazz and psychedelia the band restrained itself from on the A-side. The jubilant vocal duet blooms on earthed, sonorous horn lines and is complimented by a bluesy trombone solo.
Ancient Cosmonauts - More Mess On My Thing
Ancient Cosmonauts
More Mess On My Thing
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Cosmonauts)
9,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Ancient Cosmonauts horn-heavy take on funk, soul and jazz fusion somehow manages to be both rooted in the past and pleasingly fresh. With their first release, the band digs into its leader's Michael "Treetop" Voss past with The Poets of Rhyhtm.
A-side "More Mess On My Thing" is the band's take on the 1993 Poets classic, driven forwards by laidback, loose-limbed drumming, rubbery bass guitar, layered hand percussion, a call-to-party female vocal and the twin attractions or rising horn lines and snaking sax solos. "Keepin' On" is based on a forever lost recording of that same 1993 session, with the band adding urgent lead vocal to the ear-catching horn lines of the original version, the song runs up to its climax in a screaming trumpet solo over the collective push of the full band.
Andrea Motis / Wdr Big Band - Colors & Shadows
Andrew Cyrille Quintet - Ode To The Living Tree
Andrew Hill - Smoke Stack
Andy Williams - Personal Christmas Collection
Ann Peebles - Handwriting Is On The Wall
Ann Peebles
Handwriting Is On The Wall
LP | 1978 | US | Reissue (Fat Possum)
18,99 €*
Release:1978 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
On vinyl for the 1st time in over 30 years! Boasts some high-powered funk back-drops, but for the most part the album finds Peebles taking on a set of straightahead soul numbers.
Ann Sexton - Loving You, Loving Me
Ann Sexton
Loving You, Loving Me
LP | 1973 | US | Reissue (Sound Stage)
15,99 €*
Release:1973 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Extremely popular on the Northern Soul scene, Ann Sexton's 1973 full-length 'Loving You, Loving Me' gets reissued on vinyl, including reproduced artwork and labels.
Anna King - Back To Soul
Annie Ross & Zoot Sims - A Gasser
Annie Ross & Zoot Sims
A Gasser
LP | 1959 | UK | Reissue (Pure Pleasure)
37,99 €*
Release:1959 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Although best known as a member of the vocalese supergroup Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, the great jazz singer Annie Ross's solo albums are gems unto themselves and "A Gasser!" from 1959 is the finest of them all. Miss Ross is in peak vocal form here and is joined by the great Zoot Sims on saxophone and much of the same band featured on the Lambert, Hendricks & Ross classic "The Swingers". Don't expect any of the vocal acrobatics of the Lambert, Hendricks & Ross recordings however. This is straight-ahead jazz singing by one of the great singers in her prime. From the wry wit of "Everything I've Got" through the sheer perfection and beauty of "You're Nearer", this set is a must-have for jazz vocal fans. Highly recommended.
Anouar Brahem - Blue Maqams
Anouar Brahem - Le Pas Du Chat Noir
Anouar Brahem
Le Pas Du Chat Noir
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (ECM)
34,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
For the first time on vinyl! The album from 2002.

Hypnotic, magnetic new album by Anouar Brahem which adds a new dimension to our knowledge of this exceptional Tunisian musician. "Le pas du chat noir" gives the clearest indication yet of the work of Brahem as composer and features a spacious "chamber music" that resonates with the freshness of improvisation. The instrumentation is unique: oud, piano, accordion. Brahem's writing for this combination is highly evocative, meticulously controlled and sparse. Half of the magic, as he notes, resides in the not-played, in the marvellous mingling of overtones, sounds that rise from the piano to blend with the warm tones of the oud and the breath of the accordion's bellows.
Anthony Joseph - The Rich Are Only Defeated When Running For Their
Antonia Hausmann - Teleidoscope
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 Jobim / Os Incriveis - Quem Vem La / Paz E Amor
Antonio Carlos Jobim / Os Incriveis
Quem Vem La / Paz E Amor
7" | 2015 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
9,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"When Greg Caz and Deano Sounds teamed up to create The Brasileiro Treasure Box Of Funk & Soul they created a collection of vintage Brazilian music that stretches across the scope of funk, soul, and psychedelic. Co-compiler and Brazilian music aficionado, Greg Caz says: “Without necessarily having a central theme
other than funky nuggets from the first half of the 70s, we believe this compilation displays its own particular
sense of logic, and that these songs ultimately all sound fantastic together. Regardless of one’s familiarity, or lack thereof, with artists like Antonio Carlos & Jocafi, Os Incríveis, Toni Tornado or Celia, the material on these 45s speaks its own truth and justifies their inclusion here. Many of these were originally available as singles, while others were taken from albums, but all are guaranteed to find their way into many
DJ boxes and playlists.”

The stunning 45s from this set will now be available for individual sale. The series kicks off with Toni Tornado’s 1972 single Bochechuda b/w Aposta as well as a split 45 with the out and out rocker from Antônio Carlos & Jocafi (Quem Vem Lá) on the A-Side and the groove laden “Paz E Amor” from Os Incriveis on the B-Side."
Antonio Castrignano - Antonio Castrignano: Babilonia
Apostles, The - Banko Woman
Apostles, The
Banko Woman
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
For over forty years, the Apostles of Aba have stood as the jewel in the crown of the music scene in Eastern Nigeria. Since their formation in 1973, the band has turned out memorable performances in a variety of styles including rock, soul, funk, pop and
reggae. Even today, the Apostles continue to thrill audiences in their hometown of Aba with dazzling shows. Cultures of Soul is proud to present one of the Apostles’ more obscure—yet relentlessly funky recordings in a full-color custom reverse board jacket. Banko
Woman, originally released on the eponymous LP on Love Day Records in 1977. Straddling the world realms of afro-funk and disco, the track has long been a coveted dance floor filler amongst DJs, and for the first time is available for a wider audience. On the B-side is “Faith, Luck & Music,” also from the original Banko Woman album.
Arabi - Times Three / Before It's Over
Archie Shepp - Live At The Donaueschingen Music Festival
Archie Shepp & Mal Watson - Left Alone Revisited
Archie Shepp & Mal Watson
Left Alone Revisited
2LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Pure Pleasure)
54,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Mal Waldron's first tribute to Billie Holiday, titled "Left Alone", was recorded in 1959, mere months before the singer's death. He returned to salute the legendary vocalist on several occasions since then, with this recording likely being his final tribute, recorded less than a year before his own death. Waldron, who worked with Holiday during her last years, is intimately familiar with her takes of the six standards heard on this disc, along with her own "Lady Sings The Blues". Archie Shepp's often gritty tenor sax is reminiscent of the texture of Holiday's voice, yet he perfectly complements Waldron's lush piano. They also pack a punch with their stark performance of "Left Alone" (Shepp's occasional reed squeaks seem deliberate, as if to imitate breaks in her voice). Waldron also recites Holiday's lyrics set to his composition at the conclusion of the LP. Shepp switches to soprano sax for an emotional take of "Everything Happens To Me" and "I Only Have Eyes for You," with the latter song sounding as if the unheard singer is being ignored by her love interest. Shepp's "Blues For 52nd Street" is both sassy and swinging. This instrumental salute to Billie Holiday is one of the best albums ever to honour her memory.
Archie Shepp Meets Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio - Conversations
Archie Shepp Meets Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio
Conversations
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Black Sweat)
28,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
If «Conversations» celebrates the memory, the artistic and spiritual heritage of bassist Fred Hopkins, - an historical member of the revolutionary AACM of Chicago - who died in January 1999, it also marks the amazing collaboration between the Ritual Trio of Kahil El'Zabar (with Ari brown and Malachi Favors) and the intrepid veteran Archie Shepp, the great voice of the 70’s afro-free- jazz. Being a tribute that invites to an intimate memory, almost an antidote to exorcise the loss of a brother, the music is a spiritual hymn to life. Between ballads, hard-bop and free-improvised accents, blow winds of vibrant pianistic chiaroscuros, which reminds of the best Mccoy Tyner in the great blinding quartet of John Coltrane in the 60’s. Furthermore, when an angular rhythmic base decisively follows the typical hypnotic ostinato of the ancient tribal rituals, the voice is expressed in the purest black spirituals (Big Fred and Brother Malcolm), pervading some moments of that “Holiness” culture dear to the dawn of Afro-American identity. Here, Shepp brings back the flaming shivers of the golden age, when his message of freedom resonated the true spirits of primordial Africa.
Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul
Aretha Franklin
Lady Soul
LP | 1968 | EU | Reissue (Endless Happiness)
20,99 €*
Release:1968 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Queen Aretha's 1968 chart-topper, containing classics such as 'Chain Of Fools' and '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman'.
Aretha Franklin - Live At Fillmore West
Aretha Franklin - Sunday Morning Classics
Aretha Franklin - The Electrifying
Aretha Franklin
The Electrifying
LP | 1962 | EU | Reissue (Rumble)
13,99 €*
Release:1962 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
It's a common misconception that the late legend of soul, Aretha Franklin, didn't cut a good record until she got out from under her Columbia Records contract and began recording with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (aka The Swampers) for Atlantic Records. While those Atlantic sides are some of the greatest deep Southern soul ever recorded, there's a lot to love about her earlier recordings. Yes, there is much more of a pop R&B vibe to them with swinging arrangements and large horn and string sections but that unique and perfect voice is still there, here piano playing is gorgeous, and there are some serious Northern Soul burners in the bunch. The Electrifying Aretha Franklin originally released in 1962 features some of her greatest early tracks, including the Northern Soul classic "Rough Lover". A great piece of early '60s R&B from the undisputed Queen.
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