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Purple Image - Purple Image
Purple Image
Purple Image
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Tidal Waves Music)
29,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
* Back on vinyl OFFICIALLY for the first time since 1970* Reissue of this RARE Psychedelic Funk-Rock album* Comes with insert containing exclusive liner notes. In the midst of the musical revolution of 1968, a 24-year old kid named Warren Adams put together an eight-piece band by the name of Purple Image. When most African-American bands in the Cleveland, Ohio area turned to R&B and soul music, Purple Image played mind-bending psychedelic funk rock. The band blasted out a thumping psychedelic sound much like the post-Hendrix black rock of their Detroit counterparts ‘Death’ and ‘Black Merda’.As the band grew in popularity, a first single was recorded and “Marching to a Different Drummer” was released on Map City records. With the help of a popular Cleveland DJ the song became a number one hit and paved the way for public performances at the Cleveland auditorium, where they opened for acts from the likes of Steppenwolf and Aretha Franklin.Wasting no time, the band started the recording of their first (and only) album, the self-titled LP ‘Purple Image’. This obscure album recorded on Map Records in 1970 has since then risen to the status of cult because of its scarcity and the musical orientation.An energetic, powerful blend of acid rock and fusion, frantic Coltrane-ish sax, a blistering amalgam of rock, soul and funk … it sounds best when the volume is cranked! The album at its heaviest moments is as heavy as The Stooges on Fun House…it's hard, mean and direct, and still ultimately groove-based. The band’s unique psychedelic sound is an attestation to the times in which they were immersed, and a reflection of their own reality. This album is an outstanding example of psychedelic rock and funk fusion that shouldn't be missed. Together with their (few) contemporaries the band lay the foundations for future African-American crossover acts such as Fishbone, Bad Brains & Living Colour.Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the official vinyl reissue of this RARE (original copies tend to go for large amounts on the secondary market) super-heavy 1970 psych-funk album. Now finally back available as a limited vinyl edition (500 copies) complete with the original artwork and exclusive liner notes/pictures provided by Purple Image’s founding member Warren Adams and family.
Ofege - The Last Of The Origins
Ofege
The Last Of The Origins
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Tidal Waves Music)
29,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition for Schwarzer Freitag Record Store Day 2018! Only 1 per customer!Back on vinyl for the first time since 1976. Reissue of this RARE Nigerian landmark Psy-funk album. Comes with insert containing exclusive liner notes. Strictly limited to 1000 copies worldwide, comes with obi-strip. Ofege was formed in the early 1970s by a bunch of teenagers at the St. Gregory’s College in Lagos Nigeria. They were largely influenced by the guitar solos of Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck & Jimmy Page while closer to home, they were influenced by the music of ‘BLO’ (Berkley Jones, Laolu Akins and Mike Odumosu), ‘Monomono’ (led by Joni Haastrup), The Funkees, and Ofo The Black Company.Due to their vibrant combo of sweet harmonies, hooks & fuzz, Ofege would become one of the most legendary Nigerian groups of all time, with expressive sales and national stardom. At the turn of the century (and because of tracks appearing on various psychedelic music compilations) Ofege would receive international acknowledgment for being the first of their kind and the ultimate West-African psychedelic funk band!Their debut album (Try And Love, EMI 1973 – also reissued by Tidal Waves Music) was recorded while the band members were still in high school (average age of 16) … their follow up ‘The Last Of The Origins’ (Recorded in 1975 and released on EMI in 1976) took some years to come out because some band members had to finish school first.‘The Last Of The Origins’ is an exceptional record with a deep psychedelic approach. Complex rhythm sections, African inspirations, huge breaks, wah wah guitars and cosmic synths …it’s all there! Easily one of the best Afro-funk albums recorded in Nigeria in the 70s.Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the first ever official reissue of this rare Nigerian album (original copies tend to go for large amounts on the secondary market). Now finally back available as a limited vinyl edition (1000 copies) released exclusively for Schwarzer Freitag Record Store Day 2018. Comes with the original artwork by Yomi Osunfisan (Fela Kuti) and exclusive liner notes/pictures provided by Ofege’s founding member ‘Melvin Ukachi’ who also supervised this reissue.Another friday dedicated to the black gold!
Gary Chandler - Outlook
Gary Chandler
Outlook
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Tidal Waves Music)
29,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Film / TV
* Back on vinyl for the first time since 1972* Official reissue of this rare Seventies Funky Soul Jazz classic* All star line-up featuring Idris Muhammad & Ceasar Frazier* Comes packaged featuring the original Eastbound artwork* Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide, comes with obi-strip. Gary Chandler (born in 1938) started playing professionally in 1960 in the thriving Columbus Ohio club scene with Hank Marr, Don Patterson and Benny Maupin. He worked in the Motown Revue from 1965-67 and led his own group for over a year. Over the following years Chandler joined joined the bands of Lou Donaldson & Charles Earland where he remained until the recording of his debut album. Producer Bob Porter, who decided it was time for the skilled trumpeter to make a record in his own right, provided him with an all-star line up of musicians to collaborate on the album. ‘Outlook’ features Idris Muhammad on drums (which means a frenzy of funky JB-influenced over-the-top soul-jazz drumming), on bass is the legendary Gordon Edwards (known for his work with James Brown, Weldon Irvine, Funk Inc., Aretha Franklin, etc.) and on guitar we have Cornell Dupree (you all know his opening riff on the intro of Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’). Last but least, we have the percussion duties which are handled by Buddy Caldwell (THE session musician for respected labels such as Prestige and who also collaborated on albums by Ceasar Frazier & Melvin Sparks)… speaking of Ceasar Frazier, he’s also featured on ‘Outlook’ with his trademark organ sound. ‘Outlook’ is one long STEAMROLLER groove & one of the true lost soul-jazz-funk classics. Crate diggers and DJs have coveted "Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms)" for years, but in truth, damn near every second of the album demands consideration as a sample. All of this is carefully overseen by engineer Rudy Van Gelder & producer Bob Porter (known for their work with Herbie Hancock, Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis…and many others). Gary Chandler’s first (and only) album was originally released in 1972 on Eastbound Records, super rare and fetching large sums on the collectors market, now finally back available as a limited deluxe vinyl edition (500 copies) featuring the original artwork and liner notes.
Pharoah Sanders, Idris Muhammad, John Hicks, Curtis Lundy - Africa
Harold Alexander - Sunshine Man
Harold Alexander
Sunshine Man
LP | 1971 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
27,54 €* 28,99 € -5%
Release:1971 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Harold Alexander was a competent saxophonist and dynamic flutist whose early and mid-’70s albums for Flying Dutchman and Atlantic blended originals, soul/jazz and R&B effectively. Alexander recorded three albums (including a live ‘Montreux Jazz Festival’ record in 1972) and contributed to various other recordings during his career.
Bill Mason - Gettin' Off
Bill Mason
Gettin' Off
LP | 1973 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
28,99 €*
Release:1973 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Back on vinyl for the first time since 1972. Official reissue of this rare Seventies Funky Soul Jazz classic. Comes packaged featuring the original Eastbound artwork. Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide, comes with obi-strip. Originally hailing from Columbus, Ohio, where he was born in July 1948, Bill Mason, the son of a Baptist minister, had first learnt music in church. Starting out on piano he switched to organ in his late teens. Mason had come to Bob Porter’s attention when as part of the Bryant group he recorded at Prestige on two sessions in 1971.Bill Mason proves himself a formidable leader with his solo album, the aptly titled jazz-funk outing “Gettin’ Off”. The album’s physicality is astounding; Mason is an extraordinary soulful Hammond organist, conjuring spiraling, spellbinding grooves that seem to grow deeper and more relentless with each successive track. He also proves his talent as a composer with originals like “Mister Jay” and the scorching title cut standing tall alongside covers highlighted by Al Green’s immortal “Let’s Stay Together”.Gettin’ Off features Idris Muhammad on drums, which means a frenzy of funky JB-influenced over-the-top soul-jazz drumming. Featured on bass is the legendary Gordon Edwards (known for his work with James Brown, Weldon Irvine, Funk Inc., Aretha Franklin, etc.) and saxophone duties are handled by Hubert Laws (Quincy Jones, Gil Scott Heron, Moondog).All of the above is carefully overseen by engineer Rudy Van Gelder & producer Bob Porter (known for their work with Herbie Hancock, Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis…and many others).Bill Mason’s first (and only) album was originally released in 1972 on Eastbound Records, super rare and fetching large sums on the collectors market, now finally back available as a limited deluxe vinyl edition (500 copies). This album also comes with the original 1972 art by Prestige Records photographer Al Johnson.
Calender - It's A Monster
Calender
It's A Monster
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Tidal Waves Music)
29,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Back on vinyl for the first time since 1976. Reissue of this RARE mid 70s Funk banger. Contains the hit-song ‘Hypertension’.. Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide, comes with obi-strip. Calender was a mid 70s New Jersey funk band, best known for their proto-disco hit 'Hypertension' which came out in 1975. Calender was the brainchild of songwriter, producer and arranger Paul Kyser.Along with Leon Stuckey Paul co-wrote "Just How Sweet Is Your Love" for Disco super group RHYZE and had set up the New Jersey-based PI KAPPA label which released several singles by 70s hit-bands such as Jimmy Briscoe & Calender. Kyser has since then worked with Stevie Wonder, The Three Degrees and The Chi-Lites among many others.Calender released one album (It’s A Monster - 1976) which also includes the funk hit 'Hypertension' that perfectly represents the era when funk was on a a speeding train to Disco City.‘It’s A Monster’ is a great slice of sophisticated, string laden funk. There’s more than enough real musicianship in the grooves, but enough grooves in the playing to get people out on the dance floor. The production and arrangement by Kyser is perfect; smooth but never slick. There are bits of synthesizer that add to the music, but they never overpower the sound.Engineering & mastering duties on the album were handled by veterans ‘Godfrey Diamond’ (Lou Reed, Lonnie Liston Smith) & José Rodriguez (Grace Jones, The Jimmy Castor Bunch, Betty Davis). Coveted by fans and collectors alike, Calender’s first (and only) album was originally released in 1976 on Pi Kappa Records & if you’re into mid 70s funk then this amazing album will be on constant rotation on your turntable. Now finally back available as a limited deluxe vinyl edition (500 copies) featuring the original 1976 album art.
Tony Newton - Mysticism & Romance
Tony Newton
Mysticism & Romance
LP | 2019 | US | (Tidal Waves Music)
29,99 €*
Release:2019 / US –
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 29.03.2019
* First vinyl reissue since 1978* Deluxe 180g vinyl edition* Contains insert with liner notes* Remastered by Tony Newton* Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide, comes with obi-stripTony Newton (born 1948) is a multi-instrumentalist from Detroit, MI who began his professional career at the age of thirteen, playing bass guitar with blues legends like John Lee Hooker and T-Bone Walker. Discovered by Motown executive Hank Cosby while playing the Detroit blues circuit at the age of 18, he became the touring bassist with Smokey Robinson and the Miracles on the famed 1965 European ‘Motown Review’ tour. Within two years, Newton became the Miracles’ musical director.Tony Newton also toured and recorded with other Motown artists such as The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5 … and countless others. Earning the nickname “the Baby Funk Brother” he left his trademark of solid, hard driving and deftly clever grooves on such timeless hits as “Where Did Our Love Go,” “Baby Love,” “Stop In The Name Of Love,” “Nowhere to Run,” “ABC,” “Never Can Say Goodbye,” “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” and many others. Next to his impressive body of work for Motown, Newton can be heard on several hit singles from labels like Invictus-Hotwax and Stax. Later, Newton gained recognition as a member of both the acclaimed jazz-rock fusion group: The New Tony Williams Lifetime (headed by Miles Davis’ drummer Tony Williams) and the the British hard rock group: G-Force (with veteran guitarist Gary Moore).Tony Newton’s first solo album ‘Mysticism & Romance’ (1978) has both elements of his impressive musical past and his vision for the future. The P-Funk-esque bass grooves and fusion jazz-rock vibes, combined with spacious synths, unusual instruments and an all-round cosmic approach make this a unique and VERY intriguing album. What’s equally impressive on this album are the guest musicians featured on it. On piano/synth we have Sylvester Rivers (Aretha Franklin) and Alan Pasqua (Quincy Jones), on the guitars we have Charles Ferring (Barry White) and Ray Parker Jr. (Ghostbusters !!!), and last but not least we have Danny Spanos (Sly and the Family Stone) on drums.Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the first ever vinyl reissue of ‘Mysticism & Romance’ since its release in 1978. Remastered and supervised by Tony Newton himself, this official reissue is now available as a deluxe 180g vinyl edition (limited to 500 copies) with insert containing exclusive & extensive liner notes.
The Nineteenth Whole - Smilin'
The Nineteenth Whole
Smilin'
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
28,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Back on vinyl for the first time since 1972. Official reissue of this rare Seventies Funky Soul Jazz classic. Comes packaged featuring the original Eastbound artwork. Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide, comes with obi-strip. The Nineteenth Whole were an Indianapolis-based funky jazz outfit who were part of a very vibrant scene. Jazz guitar legend ‘Grant Green’ had originally hailed from there and he recruited the members of the 19th Whole as his rhythm section for live dates. (Green also discovered the other great Indianapolis jazz outfit Funk Inc. at about this time.) The attention that followed their work with Green allowed the Nineteenth Whole to sign with producer Bob Porter (responsible for many superb jazz productions for Prestige and Atlantic) on Eastbound, a label he had set up with Detroit independent Westbound Records.Fronted by Billy Wooten’s distinctive vibes, joined by guitar legend Cornell Dupree (you all know his opening riff on the intro of Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’) and percussionist Buddy Caldwell (THE session musician for respected labels such as Prestige & Muse) makes Smilin’ an organ funk groove classic at its best!Recorded in 1972 by the legendary Rudy Van Gelder (known for recording Miles Davis in the early 1950’s and the countless work he did for Blue Note, Prestige, Verve .. and many others) at the Indianapolis club that gave the band their Eastbound name: ‘The Nineteenth Whole’. Production on the album was handled by Bob Porter (responsible for many superb jazz productions for Prestige and Atlantic).Presented here are five lengthy soul-jazz pieces (including material from ‘Sly Stone’, ‘War’ & ‘The Jackson 5’) with funky grooves and some of the best sparkling organ & guitar licks you’ll ever hear. This album sets the stage for a constant shift in grooves, a collage of earthy Funk, Soul, Rock and Jazz Fusion straight outta 1972… an emotional ride packed with the main ingredients for a ‘get down’.The Nineteenth Whole’s first (and only) album was originally released in 1972 on Eastbound Records, super rare and fetching large sums on the collectors market, now finally back available as a limited (500 copies) deluxe vinyl edition.
Ofege - Try And Love
Ofege
Try And Love
LP | 1973 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
28,99 €*
Release:1973 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.02.2019
Back on vinyl officially for the first time since 1973. Reissue of this RARE Nigerian landmark Psy-funk album. Comes with insert containing exclusive liner notes. Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide, comes with obi-strip.Ofege was formed in the early 1970s by a bunch of teenagers at the St. Gregory’s College in Lagos Nigeria. They were largely influenced by the guitar solos of Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck & Jimmy Page while closer to home, they were influenced by the music of ‘BLO’ (Berkley Jones, Laolu Akins and Mike Odumosu), ‘Monomono’ (led by Joni Haastrup), The Funkees, and Ofo The Black Company. Due to their vibrant combo of sweet harmonies, hooks & fuzz, Ofege would become one of the most legendary Nigerian groups of all time, with expressive sales and national stardom. At the turn of the century (and because of tracks appearing on various psychedelic music compilations) Ofege would receive international acknowledgment for being the first of their kind and the ultimate West-African psychedelic funk band!Their first album was recorded while the band members were still in high school (average age of 16), Ofege’s debut album ‘Try And Love’ was originally recorded and released in 1973 on EMI Nigeria.‘Try And Love’ is wild and uncompromising blend of soul, funk and rock with complex and groovy rhythms. Ofege succeeded in creating a debut album drenced with fuzzy guitars, plaintive/wailing vocals and a backbeat as influenced by James Brown as it is by Fela Kuti. It’s a unique, raw and beautiful take on the psychedelic sound. The ingenuity allied with the inexperience of its members makes this album a real treasure.Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the first OFFICIAL reissue of this landmark Nigerian album. This RARE classic (original copies tend to go for large amounts on the secondary market) is now finally back available as a limited vinyl edition (500 copies) complete with the original artwork and exclusive liner notes/pictures provided by Ofege’s founding member ‘Melvin Ukachi’ who also supervised this reissue.
Caesar Frazier - Hail Ceasar Limited Obi-Strip Edition
Caesar Frazier
Hail Ceasar Limited Obi-Strip Edition
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
28,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Film / TV
Back on vinyl for the first time since 1972 and already gone soon. We'll get this one last time, so be quick.Official reissue of this rare Seventies Funky Soul Jazz classic. Comes packaged featuring the original Eastbound artwork. Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide, comes with obi-strip
Donald  Austin - Crazy Legs
Donald Austin
Crazy Legs
LP | 1973 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
28,99 €*
Release:1973 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Back on vinyl for the first time since 1973. Official reissue of this rare Seventies Funky Soul Jazz classic. Comes packaged featuring the original Eastbound artwork. Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide, comes with obi-strip. There are musicians who have done little in their career, but the little they have done has left their mark. One of these examples is Donald Austin’s ‘Crazy Legs’ album.Originally from Memphis, there is little known about Donald Austin.. he worked as an arranger and sessionist for Junie Morrison of the Ohio Players & for Fuzzy Haskins of Funkadelic….and then there are the rumours: ‘he played on some of the very last ‘ Motown Detroit sessions’, ‘he wrote the song Angel for Aretha Franklin at age 14’… All we know and all we have are these thirteen FUNK tracks represented here on the ‘Crazy Legs’ album.The album was produced by Funk veteran ‘Bernie Mendelson’ (Funkadelic, Ceasar Frazier, Melvin Sparks) and mastering duties were handled by ‘Howard Craft’ who worked with legends such as ‘Al Green’, ‘Syl Johnson’, ‘Isaac Hayes’ and many other top artists. Also worth mentioning is the fantastic cover art designed by Neil Terk (known for his work with Cymande, Muddy Waters, Dire Straits, Funkadelic, Grace Jones etc). It’s no surprise that the album-art was featured in Joaquim Paulo’s book ‘Funk & Soul Covers’.‘Crazy Legs’ is a collection of psychedelic funk instrumentals every bit as physical and wild as its title portends. The muscular grooves that galvanize all 13 of the album’s brief but memorable tracks are relatively unique within the Westbound catalog, they are relentless and the playing is top-notch. Also included on this amazing record are two Funkadelic covers, perfectly performed in Donald Austin’s unique style.Donald Austin’s first (and only) album was originally released in 1973 on Eastbound Records, super rare and fetching large sums on the collectors market, now finally back available as a limited (500 copies) deluxe vinyl edition.
Bernie Worrell - Pieces Of Woo - The Other Side
Bernie Worrell
Pieces Of Woo - The Other Side
2LP | 2019 | US | Original (Tidal Waves Music)
33,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
* FIRST TIME on vinyl, Deluxe Double LP Set* All-star line-up featuring Fred Wesley, Buckethead & Bill Laswell* Comes with a screen-printed D-Side* Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide, comes with obi-strip Bernie Worrell (1944-2016) needs little introduction. He was an American keyboardist, arranger & composer best known as a founding member of Parliament/Funkadelic and for his work with Talking Heads. The list of his musical collaborations is extensive and includes renowned artists and acts from the likes of Manu Dibango, Fela Kuti, Jack Bruce, Mike Watt and Les Claypool. Bernie Worrell’s list of achievements is equally impressive: highlights include his induction in as a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and receiving an honorary Doctor of Music Degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in 2016.Next to his important body of work with Parliament/Funkadelic Bernie Worrell released several amazing solo albums that include classics such as ‘All The Woo In The World’ (1978), ‘Funk Of Ages’ (1990) and of course the one we are presenting you today: ‘‘Pieces Of Woo: The Other Side’” (1993)‘Pieces Of Woo: The Other Side’ was the iconic keyboardist’s fourth solo album, recorded and released in 1993 the album has an all star line up that includes several renowned artists from the likes of Fred Wesley, Buckethead, Bill Laswell and Umar Bin Hassan (The Last Poets).‘The Other Side’ is absolutely uncategorizable. Modal strains of jazz, avant-noise, poetry readings, heavy funk overtones and Hammond organ-drenched experimental atmospheres give a lengthy and unique flavor to each song. The result of this visionary approach is downright fascinating & Worrell's attitudes go way beyond the expected boundaries flanking free-form jazz and funk…he transforms these recordings into a jaw-dropping, delightful adventure of unexplored and unexpected sonic realms.Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents (FOR THE FIRST TIME ON VINYL) Bernie Worrell’s 1993 album ‘Pieces of Woo: The Other Side’. Available as a deluxe 2XLP set with silkscreened D-Side, limited to 500 copies worldwide.
Nina Simone - A Very Rare Evening
Nina Simone
A Very Rare Evening
LP | 1979 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
28,99 €*
Release:1979 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Tidal Waves Music presents the official re-issue for Nina Simone’s great album “A Very Rare Evening”. Originally released on PM records in 1979, featuring Weldon Irvine on organ, Don Allias on drums and Jazz legend Gene Perla on bass. Included on these European sessions from 1969 you’ll find Nina classics & rare versions of recordings written by Aretha Franklin, Barry Gibb, Randy Newman & Pete Seeger. One of the most sought after Nina Simone albums is now back available as a deluxe limited vinyl edition for the first time since 1979. Produced by Gene Perla, officially licensed from PM Records & featuring the original artwork created by A.M. Schnider.
Company Of State - Company Of State
Company Of State
Company Of State
7" | 1983 | EU | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
11,19 €* 13,99 € -20%
Release:1983 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Limited Edition for Record Store Day 2018! This was originally released in 1983, featuring Rudolf Hecke (Pop In Wonderland). It is a rare Belgian Classic.
Manu Dibango - Electric Africa
Manu Dibango
Electric Africa
LP | 1985 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
28,99 €*
Release:1985 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Manu Dibango needs little introduction, born in Cameroon in 1933, Manu developed a musical style fusing jazz, funk, and traditional Cameroonian music. He’s definitely among the best known African artists outside of Africa. Collaborations were numerous and include top acts like Fela Kuti, Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, Sly & Robbie, Don Cherry and Bernie Worrell. In addition to selling hundreds of thousands of copies of the albums he recorded, he played such huge venues as Yankee Stadium and Madison Square Garden.In 1972, at 40 years of age, Manu Dibango did something almost unheard of for an African artist – he had a pop hit. His song “Soul Makossa” became an enormous hit which influenced popular music for decades to follow. First picked up by David Mancuso (The Loft), “Soul Makossa” took New York dance floors by storm & in July 1973 it became the first disco record to enter the Billboard Top 40—an early instance of Western pop experiencing a paradigm shift thanks to Africa. The song’s chant of “ma-mako ma-ma-sa mako-mako sa” echoes through the greatest-selling pop album of all-time, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and it’s in the DNA of the music of Kanye West, Rihanna, A Tribe Called Quest, Akon and The Fugees.By 1985, Dibango was back in Paris, one of the most successful African artists in the world, to start on the recordings for the “Electric Africa” album. This album hooked Manu and the Soul Makossa Gang up with New York avant garde producer Bill Laswell, jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, Parliament-Funkadelic keyboard player Bernie Worrell, Pan African synthesist Wally Badarou, New York guitarist Nicky Scopelitis, African drummer Aiyb Dieng and Malian kora virtuoso Mory Kante. This means of working gave Manu and Laswell license to fuse synthesizers and kora, talking drums and samples, ngoni and electric guitar. What it all boils down to is world beat in its truest sense.“Electric Africa” remains one of Manu’s strongest albums. His deep growl of a honey and sandpaper voice and the energetic honk of his saxophone merge with the seamless samples and the myriad hand percussion and overt funkiness of his band. Herbie Hancock plays on three tracks, contributing an amazing electric piano solo on the title track and interacting with Manu’s sax while weaving to the warp of Mory Kante’s kora during “L’arbre a Palabres.” Similarly but more subtly, Laswell, Badarou and Worrell play dueling synthesizers in and around the band throughout ”Pata Piya.” All of this makes the album an hypnotic & upbeat Afro-Funk classic that will rock every part your body (and mind). Now finally back available as a limited vinyl edition for the first time since 1985 this edition comes with the original 1985 artworks & obi strip. This album features an all-star line-up with Herbie Hancock, Mory Kante & Bernie Worrell.
Funkadelic - Live At Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan 12th September 1971
Funkadelic
Live At Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan 12th September 1971
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Tidal Waves Music)
31,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Tidal Waves Music presents: Funkadelic "Live at Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan - 12th” September 1971”.Contained here is a unique snapshot of Funkadelic's live performance at the height of their powers. Recorded live at Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan on the 12th of September 1971, this is the only official in-concert recording from their early career. The crystal clear recordings here (taken from the soundboard master tapes) provide you with an overdose of free-floating psychedelic black rock and spaced-out jams that can only be described as ‘Jimi Hendrix, James Brown & Sun Ra making a love-child live on stage’. This release also includes extensive & exhaustive liner notes from the Grammy-award winning professor of ethnomusicology ‘Rob Bowman’ who goes over each track in detail and also wrote down quotes from Bernie Worrell & Billy Bass. Featuring an all-star line-up that includes George Clinton, Fuzzy Haskins, Calvin Simon, Grady Thomas, Ray Davis, Tyrone Lampkin, Eddie Hazel, Billy Bass Nelson, Bernie Worrell & former Isaac Hayes sideman Harold Beane.Now these great recordings are made available on vinyl for the first time ever. The double LP set comes with OBI-strip and will be limited to 1000 copies.
Stone Alliance - Stone Alliance
Stone Alliance
Stone Alliance
LP | 1976 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
28,99 €*
Release:1976 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Tidal Waves Music presents the reissue of this long out of print Jazz/Funk classic originally released on PM Records in 1976. Featuring an all-star line up comprised out of Steve Grossman (best known for his saxophone performances & recordings with Miles Davis), Gene Perla (Nina Simone) & percussionist Don Alias (Jaco Pastorius Big Band, Blue Note). Included is a hip rendering of Stevie Wonder's "Creepin'" & the album’s best-known song "Sweetie Pie" (mentioned in the track ‘Root Down’ by the Beastie Boys & sampled by rap-outfits like Original Flavor, Leaders of the New School amongst others). Stone Alliance's eponymous debut album hits hard like a sonic hurricane, this landmark album is a rebellious effort and a must hear for '70s jazz fans. Officially licensed from PM Records and featuring the original artwork created by Anne Maria Schnider. Now back available as a deluxe limited vinyl edition (1000 copies) for the first time since 1976.
Exile One - Exile One
Exile One
Exile One
LP | 1974 | US | Original (Tidal Waves Music)
29,99 €*
Release:1974 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 29.03.2019
* First vinyl reissue since 1974* Deluxe 180g vinyl edition* Contains insert with liner notes* Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide, comes with obi-strip Gordon Henderson’s musical career began in various teenage bands, performing at talent shows and dances on the island of Dominica (where he was born). In 1970 he relocated to Guadeloupe where he became the English speaking “Caribbean Soul” singer of the group “Les Vikings". With “Les Vikings" Henderson enjoyed international hits and toured all over the Caribbean and Europe. Through the next four decades Gordon went on to write, produce & play with various bands and artists. Enjoying tremendous record sales and receiving numerous awards for his work at home and abroad.Now we’re taking you back to 1973 when Gordon decided to start his own band. He asked his former high schoolmate and co-musician Fitzroy Williams to select the best available young local musicians…soon after EXILE ONE saw the light! Mixing funk, reggae, calypso and Afro-Caribbean fusion in their set, Exile One performed a popular repertoire that was deeply influenced by Sixties soul music and bands like Osibisa & Earth, Wind and Fire.Because French Antillean audiences wanted to dance instead of just watch a concert, the band “Creolized” their repertoire by introducing a mix of Haitian and Calypso music styles in combination with a full horn section and modern instruments like synths. The bands’ fusion of the traditional with the contemporary would turn into a new style which became a turning point in World Music… Cadence-Lypso was born and it was a HUGE success! Exile One and their Creole dance formula would later have a profound effect on popular World Music genres like Zouk and Soca. Exile One released several successful albums for the equally influential label Disques Debs and in 1975 they became the first Créole language act to sign a major recording contract with the French label Barclay (today part of the Universal Music Group). Exile One went on to receive several gold records. The release we are presenting you today (their self-titled debut from 1974) became an instant hit. With a lot of airplay and intense touring, Exile One had in no time become one of the most influential Caribbean bands of its generation. The recording itself was done by the legendary producer Henri Debs, whose studio and label helped bring Créole music international recognition. The music on this album is rich, diverse and colorful in musical styles; from Island Funk stompers to bass-organ driven Reggae grooves and soulful ballads influenced by American greats like Otis Redding & James Brown. The cover depicts the band dressed in self-designed Afro gowns, holding large dried beans of a local tropical tree to spell the band name. Deeply inspired by the Pan-Africanism movement, the band’s lyrics reflect the social and political spirit of the post sixties. Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents: the official reissue of this highly influential World Music classic, back available on vinyl for the first time since 1974. Available as a deluxe 180g LP set (500 copies), with an insert containing liner notes & exclusive pictures from the personal archive of Gordon Henderson.
Gruppenbild - Tranquillity
Gruppenbild
Tranquillity
7" | 1982 | EU | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
11,19 €* 13,99 € -20%
Release:1982 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Limited Edition for Record Store Day 2018! This was originally released in 1982 & featuring Stijn Meuris on vocals. It is a rare Belgian Classic New Wave / Post Punk 7”. It is strictly limited to 500 copies.
Jimmy Castor Bunch, The - It's Just Begun
Link Wray - Be What You Want To
Link Wray
Be What You Want To
LP | 1973 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
30,99 €*
Release:1973 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition for Record Store Day 2017!Fred Lincoln ‘Link’ Wray, Jr. (1929-2005) born of Shawnee Native American parents was an American rock and roll guitarist, songwriter and vocalist who became popular in the late 1950s. Though he began in country music, his musical style went on to consist primarily of rock and roll, rockabilly and instrumental rock. Building on the distorted electric guitar sound of early records, his 1958 instrumental hit "Rumble" (banned in New York and Boston for fear it would incite teenage gang violence) popularized "the power chord” which laid the foundation to modern rock music.Link’s previous releases had proven the man's versatility with influences coming from many different genres including R&B, country, blues, and, of course, rock. ‘Be What You Want To’ continues this trend: a thick stew of boogie-rock, country-funk and Americana with lots of soul.Wray employed a huge number of musicians to play on ‘Be What You Want To’, including Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia, Thomas Jefferson Kaye & Commander Cody. Of course, the main part of the talent comes from Link Wray himself. His amazing ability as lyricist, songwriter, and musician is noticeably brought to the fore on this album.Originally released on Polydor, this is the first time the album gets the vinyl treatment since 1973. Now available as a gorgeously packaged deluxe vinyl edition, exclusively for Record Store Day 2017.
Nico & The Faction - Fata Morgana
Nico & The Faction
Fata Morgana
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Tidal Waves Music)
34,19 €* 35,99 € -5%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Limited edition for Record Store Day 2017!Tidal Waves Music presents exclusively for Record Store Day 2017: Nico & The Faction “Fata Morgana”Nico needs little introduction … she was a singer-songwriter, composer, model (for ‘Vogue’, ‘Elle’ & ‘Coco Channel’), actress (she starred in Federico Fellini's masterpiece ‘La Dolce Vita’) and Andy Warhol superstar in the 1960s. Collaborations were numerous and the most famous ones include those with Brian Jones, Velvet Underground, Serge Gainsbourg, Brian Eno, Bob Dylan And Marc Almond.The experimental and dismal sound of her albums is considered the forerunner of the later ‘gothic’ sound. Nico was admired, cited as a major influence and paid tribute to by many musicians such as Siouxsie & the Banshees, Bauhaus, Patti Smith, Morrissey, Björk, Leonard Cohen, Henry Rollins and Marianne Faithfull.This album documents Nico’s last ever performance held on June 6, 1988 in West Berlin as part of the European Capital of Culture festival that year. Except for the album's closing song (which was previously released on The End...), Nico and her backing band ‘The Faction’ composed all the pieces specifically for the show. As the title of the album indicates, the concert was Nico's last, and the material on the album is among the last she (co-)wrote. Six weeks later, on July 18, she died while on vacation in Ibiza.This is a stunning album. The last stand of an exceptional artist, shortly before her untimely tragic death, who lived an exceptional life overshadowed by a 15-year struggle with heroin addiction.Originally released on CD in 1994, this is the first time this album gets a vinyl release outside of Europe. Now available as a gorgeously packaged deluxe double vinyl edition, exclusively for Record Store Day 2017. Strictly limited to 2000 copies worldwide, this release also comes with an insert featuring extensive liner notes & background information.
Steve Grossman - Some Shapes To Come
Steve Grossman
Some Shapes To Come
LP | 1974 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
30,99 €*
Release:1974 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Tidal Waves Music proudly presents the re-issue for Steve Grossman’s “Some Shapes To Come”. Reissue of this long out of print 1974 Jazz Fusion classic by Steve Grossman (best known for his saxophone performances & recordings with Miles Davis).“Some Shapes to Come” is an album you can stand up against almost any of the jazz fusion standouts of the '70s. Grossman teams up with bassist Gene Perla (Nina Simone) & percussionist Don Alias (Jaco Pastorius Big Band) (the three would later comprise the Stone Alliance power trio) and keyboardist Jan Hammer for seven tracks of Afro-Cuban tinged gutter funk and seething jazz. It's the funk, baby. Everything grooves and bounces. There are no lowlights on this album, no soft moments. Often overlooked, it is one of the '70s most unheralded jazz gems.This exclusive Record Store/Black Friday release is a stand-out Jazz fusion classic from 1974 and has been out of print on vinyl since 1974. Now it’s finally available as an officially licensed deluxe limited vinyl edition for the first time.Limited edition for Black Friday RSD 2016!
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