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Forgotten Treasures
Afro

Forgotten Treasure: Mor Thiam ‎”Dini Safarrar” (1973)

Originally released in small numbers as a custom pressing in 1973, the compelling ‘Dini Safarrar’ by Senegalese drummer Mor Thiam has gained cult status around the world amongst enthusiasts of jazz, funk, hip hop & African music, and grail status among LP collectors. Here is the first official reproduction of …

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Forgotten Treasures
Broken Beat

Forgotten Treasure: Recloose “Cardiology” (2002)

One of those albums that perhaps got lost in the midst of the future jazz hype during the early 00’s, Matthew Chicoine’s “Cardiology” easily stands the test of time. Spanning 8 varied tracks with a cast of notable musicians such as Paul Randolph, Malik Alston, and Jerry the Cat; and …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Opus 10 “Love’s Calling” (1985)

I was going through a gigantic pile of 80’s records, filled with mostly awful records. My patience was finally rewarded with a couple nice discoveries including this 1985 Electro track from Miami on Palm Tree Records. The record opened with the  typical Electro drums featuring the Oberheim DMX drum machine you’ve heard …

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House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Nu Colours “Special Kind Of Lover” Fire Island Nu-Samba Remix (1996)

Nu Colours was one of the premium R&B group coming from the UK back in the 90’s. Their vocal delivery was strongly influenced by the Gospel roots and they had that authentic American Soul feel to their music. On the House tip, they were always coming correct with remixes from …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Becker/Stegman/Zeumer “Ich Traume So Leise Von Dir” (1987)

via Juno: Once again, Music From Memory has dug deep for inspiration. Very few will have come across the original 1987 pressing of Ich Traume So Leise, a long-forgotten collaborative album that brought together trumpet player Heinz Becker, songwriter Karl-Heinz Stegmann, and poet Isabel Zeumer. Predictably, though, the tracks which …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Karriem “I Love You” (1979)

via Favorite Recordings : “New official single reissue of I Love You by Karriem: A very rare soulful mid-tempo disco killer, originally released in 1979 on Pashlo Records. Pashlo Records was based in Oakland and owned by producer and musician Leroy Smith, who is also known for his Ocampo Records’ imprint, …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Gigolo Supreme “After The Storm” (1996, Nervous Chill)

This Frankie Feliciano production is one of my absolute favourite jazzy House records. The spirit of the Jazz movement is totally intact here, which is a rare case in the dance music world where a sax loop is considered a jazzy thing. What we have here is a stunning fusion …

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Forgotten Treasure: Flowers “For Real”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Flowers “For Real” (1976)

“Stay for the summer!”, they said. “It’s a completely different city when it’s hot!”, they said. I’m only just starting to understand what they were talking about. I arrived in Montreal last October and so far most of my experience of this great city has been steeped in icy slush …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure NYC Peech Boys “Come On, Come On” (1984)

I was introduced to this song a few months ago on a trip to my favorite records store. When the co-owner saw me grabbing that 12″, he looked at me dead in the eye and said “This is the best Larry Levan production ever made”. I wasn’t familiar with it …

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