Forgotten Treasures
Soul

O.T. Sykes “First Love” (1981, Everland)

via Everland: Mr. O.T. Sykes is often and fondly called ‘The Singing Dentist’, but it’s far from a joke. Dr. Sykes, who ’til this day never gave up his day job, chooses to do only top quality music. O.T. SYKES – First Love LP (1981) 2017 by O.T. Sykes He …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

James Mason “Sweet Power Collection” (Dynamite Cuts)

via JUNO: Released 40 years ago in 1977 “Rhythm Of Life” by James Mason was possibly one of the greatest vocal Jazz fusion releases of all time. New vinyl imprint Dynamite releases a quality limited edition double pack release showcasing the highlights from that album plus some additional rare versions …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Maximum Joy “I Can’t Stand It Here On Quiet Nights” (1981 – 1982, Silent Street)

via Silent Street: “Maximum Joy is an aspiration, a claim to passion. To call a band ‘Maximum Joy’ is to ask a huge question – what is the very best you ever felt or hope to feel and more importantly how far can you take it?” Silent Street is a …

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Forgotten Treasures
Ambient Electronic

Satoshi & Makoto “CZ5000: Sounds & Sequences” (Safe Trip)

via Delsin: We write to you with the conclusions of our investigation into the synthesized audio transmissions picked up by the deep space telescope at irregular intervals since 1986. After many years, we pinpointed the source of the ear-pleasing frequencies. they were being transmitted from a secluded building in Kawasaki, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Various Artists “Digital Zandoli 2 (Compiled by Julien Achard & Nico Skliris)” (Heavenly Sweetness)

Digital Zandoli 2 incoming! The fantastic compilation of further explorations in zouk and synthetic funk from the French west indies. Digital Zandoli 2 by Heavenly Sweetness This is the new selection of digital sounds from the Caribbean, chosen from master ears by experts Julien Achard (Digger’s Digest) and Nico Skliris. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul & Funk

Kev Beadle Presents “Private Collection Vol. 3” (BBE)

via BBE: Beloved DJ, compiler and incurable vinyl junkie, Kev Beadle returns to BBE with a 3rd volume of his much lauded ‘Private Collection’ album series. Taking in a wide range of obscure jazz with a distinct nod to the dance-floor, the first two “Private Collections” are already considered classics …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Jerry Washington / Timmy Thomas “Don’t Waste My Time” (Suncut)

via Juno: Newsflash: we can’t handle Jerry Washington’s love. But we sure can handle his fiery soul! Armed with just a touch of jazz on the fills and chorus, there’s an upbeat, insistent energy to this Glades reissue that happened to be one of his last singles. Meanwhile on the …

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Jo Tongo “African Funk Experimentals” (1968​-​1982 + 2017, Africa Seven)

via Africa Seven: Our hero, Jo Tongo (born Joseph Ekambi Tongo Mpondo) was born and raised in Douala Cameroon. In 1964 he headed off to Paris to begin Pharmaceutical studies. Somewhere along the way the music in his soul eventually won out and he embarked on a life of music. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Afro Worldwide Sounds

Los Camaroes “Resurrection Los” (1979, Analog Africa)

via AA: Cameroon, 1978: it’s like any good western movie. A man drifts through the plains at the furthest edge of the country in search of two former gunslingers, hoping to coax them out of retirement for one last showdown. Except this time, the weapons are guitars and the gunslingers …

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