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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure : Andre Waarts & the Gospel Storytellers “There is a God somewhere” (1982)

Music can elevate one to higher grounds and literally lift spirits. Gospel is the foundation for RnB, Soul & Funk as many religious devotees used their belief to inspire their creation whilst simultaneously using music to escape the regimental nature of church. Such was the case with Andrew Waarts, who …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Those Guys “Love, Love, Love” (1996)

I’ll get straight to the point. This is one of the best Garage House record ever made. The energy and feel of it is just outstanding. Matter of fact it can still rock any type of party 20 years after it’s original release. Those Guys are in fact the original …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Ahmed Malek “Musique Original De Films” (Habibi Funk)

via Habibi Funk: “I still remember the first time I heard Ahmed Malek. It was 2012. Back then I didn’t know much about Arabic music, but I was about to leave Berlin for a couple of weeks to go to Tunisia. I was working as a project manager for a …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Savoir-Flair “Savoir-Flair” (1983)

The first record i’d like to share with all you faithful Music My Sanctuary readers is a very special piece in my collection. An early 80’s a Soul Boogie/Funk obscurity from Texas. (Comedy Central / Adult Swim fans might recognize this one!) “Savoir-Flair” was released on 1983 and produced by Roger …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Seven Grand Housing Authority “Jessica” (1994)

This records has had many lives and it’s still around after over 20 years after it was originally released. Let’s go back in time. Detroit is often associated with Techno around the late 80’s and early 90’s. The city also had a very vibrant house scene. Both movement were actually …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Jackson Jones “I Feel Good, Put Your Pants On” (1980)

There’s a crossover point between darkness, sexiness and soul. Where tension, pressure and restraint are at the forefront. And somewhere in some stanky corner of that musical intersection lie the weighty grooves of funk. So you thought you knew funky? Know your P-Funk from your Free Funk and what went …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Rasputin’s Stash “Hidden Stash”

via Athens of the North: It’s a big one, a third previously unreleased Raspuitins Stash LP, half of which was thought to be lost. Just recently it turned up in a Chicago warehouse and we managed to get out hands on it. Then with the blessing of Paul Coleman we …

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Forgotten Treasures
Afro Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Nel Oliver “Nel Oliver” (1980)

Over the last few years, under appreciated artists like Leon Ware and Leroy Hutson seem to have been rediscovered by a whole generation of new listeners. But another overlooked gem from the early 80’s soulful (last days of) disco era is this self-titled album by Benin singer-songwriter Nel Oliver. Recorded at Studio …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Yasuaki Shimizu ‎”Kakashi” (1982)

A wonderful, rare record wrapped in a mysterious yet playful ambiance. Or maybe it’s just the impression that the Japanese language often gives me. ‘Suiren’ is an odd jazz-fusion-wave tune that sounds like its boiling, waiting to burst but somehow manages to stay in control. Like the nervous tick of a leg fidgeting …

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