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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Loleatta Holloway “Casanova” (1975)

What an absolutely glorious cover version of Ruby Andrews’ “Casanova” in 1968. One of the few cases where the cover version is much better than the original (in our humble opinion). A great record you can find in used bins of 45′ records for a couple bucks! Loleatta Holloway who …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Ackie “Call Me Rambo” (1986)

Crucial UK Dancehall treasure from the mid-80’s originally released on the Heavyweight label (also a UK based sound system), featuring production by Chester Roots and Ackie on the vocals. You will also recognize a very nice appearance from a Commodore 64 sample at the beginning of the track. Killer Helicopter …

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Nohelani Cypriano “Lihue”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure : Nohelani Cypriano “Lihue” (1977)

I’ve been known to let videos speak for themselves when it comes to the 80’s. (Check out this post on Midnight Express’ “Danger Zone”) Well this track is no different, when I heard it on a Hawaiian music compilation LP (Home Grown vol.2) I was blown away by the bassline …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Black Science Orchestra “New Jersey Deep” (1994)

For any self-respecting house music fan, this is an absolute essential in a record collection. The 20 year old EP from Black Science Orchestra called “The Altered States EP”. Black Science Orchestra consisted of UK producers Ashley Beedle, Marc Woolford, Rob Mello, Uschi Classen who have released quite a lot …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Horace Andy “Get Down” (1985)

Everytime we put together an edition of our side project called 24 Hours of Vinyl we walk away with tons of amazing discoveries from the 15 DJ’s who came share their finest nuggets with us. The 11th edition in San Francisco was no different and might actually have been the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: The Ahmad Jamal Trio “The Awakening” (1970) + Samples

Ahmad Jamal is without a doubt one of the last true jazz giants who is still active. Armed with his piano, the Pittsburg native delivered a legendary trio session at the beginning of the 70’s. After having produced close to 20 albums for Chess Records and sub-labels Argo and Cadet, …

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Forgotten Treasure: Slick Rick “Mistakes Of A Woman”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Slick Rick “Mistakes Of A Woman” (1991)

Slick Rick is often recognized as the greatest hip-hop storyteller, with his instantly recognizable laid-back flow and British accent. Much like Q-Tip, Bahamadia, Butterfly from Digable Planets, I could listen to Slick rap the phone book. Originally from South Wimbledon, England, Slick Rick moved with his family to The Bronx in …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Los Yorks’ “Cielo” (1967)

As a Latin-American Uruguayan girl, contributing to a North America-based website, I feel the need to re-discover and share with you some music from my surroundings. A few miles (2000) away from where I live is a country called Peru. You may instantly think about bright strong colours, markets, people chatting loudly, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Belle Epoque “Sorry” (1977)

A good friend of mine has a true and soulful heart despite her black only wardrobe, monstrous spiked platform heels and red lipstick. She is the only girl I know who will play me Ahmad Jamal over a candle lit dinner, without my persuasion. The girl knows the way to …

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