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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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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: “In the Rain” Various Versions

Cover versions have lead to countless favorite soul songs. Many times, a simple melody is thouroughly fleshed out by rich arrangements. However when its the other way around, covering a complex and profound soul song in other genres can lead to incredible results, given the emotional depth of the source …

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Forgotten Treasure: Portishead remix of Gravediggaz’ “Nowhere to Run”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Gravediggaz’ “Nowhere to Run” Portishead Remix (1994)

Truly slept-on collaboration in 1994 between Portishead and Gravediggaz, a Wu-Tang affiliated project which was led by the RZA. I was a huge fan of both groups but it was only many years after falling in love with “36 Chambers” and “Dummy” that I discovered this track. Portishead remixes are …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Hiroshi Fukumura “White Clouds” (1978)

Whether it be scotch or vinyl pressings, when the Japanese take something they admire and cherish on, they do it proper! It’s no secret that the Land of the Rising Sun is home to some of the most astute jazz fans. Their respect and adulation has brought new life in …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Billy Frazier “Billy Who” (1980)

My long time homie visiting Montreal for the summer threw a BBQ in July that was equipped with a modest DJ setup and it was an evening packed full of good times. My personal highlights of the night were a combination of eating delicious Hungarian sausages, meeting a hilarious aspiring …

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Mouzon’s Electric Band “Everybody Get Down”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Mouzon’s Electric Band “Everybody Get Down” (1979)

It seems I used to hear this song all over the place and it got stuck in my brain. Friends played it at work, I’d hear it at afterhours, and on tons of DJ sets and podcasts. Where it came from, I don’t know, I’m just happy it’s popular enough …

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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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The Montclairs “Dreaming Out of Season”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: The Montclairs “Dreaming Out of Season” (1972)

R&B/Soul bands were a dime a dozen in the early 70s. For every Dells and Temptations, there were so many vocal groups that tried to get a single on the charts. Many left us with one beautiful 45, but East St-Louis group The Montclairs were different and in a league …

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Rob “Make It Fast, Make It Slow”
Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Rob “Make It Fast, Make It Slow” (1978)

Everybody around me knows how passionate I am about finding the original songs that have been sampled by my favorites beatmakers. I think this is something that a lot of us music nerds love doing. This obsession is the reason why I listen to so much different kind of music …

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