Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Jerry Washington / Timmy Thomas “Don’t Waste My Time” (Suncut)

via Juno: Newsflash: we can’t handle Jerry Washington’s love. But we sure can handle his fiery soul! Armed with just a touch of jazz on the fills and chorus, there’s an upbeat, insistent energy to this Glades reissue that happened to be one of his last singles. Meanwhile on the …

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Jo Tongo “African Funk Experimentals” (1968​-​1982 + 2017, Africa Seven)

via Africa Seven: Our hero, Jo Tongo (born Joseph Ekambi Tongo Mpondo) was born and raised in Douala Cameroon. In 1964 he headed off to Paris to begin Pharmaceutical studies. Somewhere along the way the music in his soul eventually won out and he embarked on a life of music. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Afro Worldwide Sounds

Los Camaroes “Resurrection Los” (1979, Analog Africa)

via AA: Cameroon, 1978: it’s like any good western movie. A man drifts through the plains at the furthest edge of the country in search of two former gunslingers, hoping to coax them out of retirement for one last showdown. Except this time, the weapons are guitars and the gunslingers …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

The Black Science Orchestra “The Altered States EP” (1994, Groovin Recordings)

via Juno: It was way back in 1994 when the Black Science Orchestra – AKA Ashley Beedle, Uschi Classen and Marc Woolford – first released the Altered States EP. As this timely reissue on Groovin’ proves, it remains a benchmark of British Deep House. The EP is arguably most famous …

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Ambient

Midori Takada & Masahiko Sato “Lunar Cruise” (1990, WRWTFWW)

Following the successful reissue of Midori Takada’s “Through The Looking Glass”, WRWTFWW Records is delighted to announce another release from the legendary Japanese percussionist: 1990’s “Lunar Cruise”. “Lunar Cruise” is her superb collaboration with jazz pianist, synth master, composer and arranger Masahiko Satoh. Arguably the best kept secret in Midori …

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Eclectic Electronic

Yasuaki Shimizu “Music For Commercials” (1987, Crammed Discs)

via Bandcamp: Originally issued by Crammed in 1987, this is one of the most sought-after releases in our legendary Made To Measure series. Known for his numerous albums, soundtracks, and collaborations with an impossibly broad array of artists (from Ryuichi Sakamoto and DJ Towa Tei to Van Dyke Parks, Björk, …

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Jazz

Hermeto Pascoal “Viajando Com O Som (The Lost ’76 Vice​-​Versa Studio Session)” (1976, Far Out)

via FOR: There have been few musicians to ever reach the stature of Hermeto Pascoal. A true maestro and a cultural icon, he represents the highest level of musical evolution; as a multi-instrumentalist, as a composer, and as an arranger. Once described by Miles Davis as “the most impressive musician …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Blu & Exile “In The Beginning: Before The Heavens” (Fat Beats / Dirty Science)

via Fat Beats: 10 years after Blu and Exile released their magnum opus Below the Heavens, the California duo have reunited to release 14 tracks from the original 2007 sessions. “In the Beginning: Before the Heavens” contains previously heard songs and unreleased gems – the best of the best chosen …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

François Tusques “Free Jazz” (1965, Finders Keepers Records)

via FK: As Finders Keepers’ disobedient little-sister-label reaches her 20th release anniversary, Cacophonic Records are proud to present a record that will not only leave rare record collectors salivating but will open ambitious ears to a truly pioneering album from the seldom celebrated and individualistic micro-genre that is French Free …

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