Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Brother Ah “Divine Music” (1978-1985, Manufactured Recordings)

via Manufactured Recordings: We’re excited to present this project that has been long in the making: a collection of unreleased albums from Brother Ah. Following the release of his studio albums in 2016, “Divine Music” brings together three additional albums all unreleased until now: The Sea (1978), Meditation (1981), and …

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Afro

SJOB Movement “Friendship Train” (1977, Cultures Of Soul)

via Culturesofsoul: We’re excited to announce the first in a series of rare Nigerian releases we’re putting out with the help of Uchenna Ikonne. SJOB Movement’s “Friendship Train” was the second LP by the group and one which saw the group rise to new heights. It’s a masterpiece of African …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Livy Ekemezie “Friday Night” (1983, Odion Livingston)

via SOTU: Reissue of this incredibly rare and incredibly funky Nigerian Disco album! Originally released in 1983 and pressed at William Onyeabor’s vinyl plant (the blue vinyl replicates the original vinyl pressing) and features the in-demand cut, “Delectation” which saw an edit by Motor City Drum Ensemble. This new issue …

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Ambient

Midori Takada “Through The Looking Glass” (1983, Palto Flats Records)

Palto Flats & WRWTFWW Records are ecstatic to announce the highly-anticipated reissue of Japanese percussionist Midori Takada’s sought after and timeless ambient / minimal album “Through The Looking Glass”, originally released in 1983 by RCA Japan. Considered a Holy Grail of Japanese music by many, “Through The Looking Glass” is …

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Soul & Funk

Oluko Imo “Praise Jah” (1979, Invisible City)

Invisible City Editions is proud to officially re-release the sublime extended 12” version of “Praise Jah” with soaring vocals and wild electronics. Big tip! Oluko Imo was a Trinidadian born multi-instrumentalist, founder of the legendary spiritual afro jazz groups Mansa Musa and the Black Truth Rhythm Band. He moved to …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Various Artists “Uzelli Psychedelic Anadolu” (1975 – 1984, Uzelli)

via Kudos: “Uzelli Psychedelic Anadolu” is a new, stimulating, and refreshing compilation of psychedelic sounds from Turkey, offering a new perspective with fresh names and undiscovered genres. Pressed for the first time on vinyl, released on CD and digital, all the tracks were discovered in Uzelli’s archives. Selected from thousands …

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Soul & Funk

Various Artists “La Super Onda – Vol. 2” (1977, Repsychled Records)

The second instalment of Repsychled Records’ “La Super Onda” series. This one features tracks from El Gran Grupo, Jaime Delgado Aparicio y Orquesta, and Grupo X. Jaime Delgado Aparicio y Orquesta was a great combo with the master of Peruvian Jazz Jaime Delgado Aparicio on piano, a big orchestra with …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Reggae

Soul Jazz Records Presents “Hustle! Reggae Disco (Expanded 2017 Edition)

Soul Jazz Records releases their long-out-of-print album “Hustle! Reggae Disco” in a new expanded 2017 edition which now features five extra tracks. This ground-breaking album features non-stop killer reggae versions of original funk and soul classics in a disco style. Reggae disco updates of seminal classics by Anita Ward “Ring …

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Afro

Various Artists “Synthesize the Soul: Astro​-​Atlantic Hypnotica from the Cape Verde Islands” (1973​-​1988, Ostinato Records)

via Ostinato Records: “In Cape Verde, we had no access to electronic instruments,” said Tchiss Lopes, a Cape Verdean singer based in Rome. “In Europe, we had access, but we had to adapt. Audiences expected electronic sounds, but we still stayed true to our sound. At first, the music was …

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