Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Lloyd McNeill Quartet “Asha” (1969, Soul Jazz Records)

via SOTU: New edition of this very rare deep spiritual jazz album, the debut release from flautist Lloyd McNeill released on his private-press Asha Record label and recorded in Washington, DC in 1969 (originally only 500 copies were ever made). First reissued on Soul Jazz Records’ Universal Sound sub-label in …

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Soul & Funk

Anubis “Ecology” (1972, Athens Of The North)

via JUNO: The Bobby Hamilton Quintet Unlimited paid homage to the Greek gods in the ’70s with this unique one-off offering. “Ecology” is a sweet, rolling soul slice with glistening guitars and a velvet almost Sun-Ra style jazz aesthetic. “Anubis” is more of a driving, evocative Troubleman-style groove with vocals …

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Soul & Funk

37°C “Sidarta” (1979, Discom Records)

via Discom: Discom’s research on unknown and neglected music from former Yugoslavia continues! This time we go deep into the 70’s electronic, experimental, fusion und prog rock and we present you group 37°C with their album Sidarta. In the time when Gary Numan recorded “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” in Gooseberry Studio …

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Soul & Funk

Rupture “Israel Suite / Dominante En Bleu” (1973, Sommor)

via Digger’s Digest: Official reissue of probably the rarest vocal jazz funk album produced in France. Conceived by Sylvain Krief (ex-drummer of the Michel Fugain’s Big Bazar and better known as the mysterious Airto Fogo) with the help of the French song writer Boris Bergman and pianist Jean-Pierre Mas who …

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Soul & Funk

Peter Hunnigale “Untamed Love” (1986, Jamwax)

via Jamwax: Peter Hunnigale aka Mr. Honeyvibes was born in South London on December 12th, 1960. Peter Hunnigale was to develop into one of Britain’s most formidable reggae ‘Lovers Rock’ artist of our time. It was clear at a tender age Peter’s main interest was in music and being born …

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Electronic

Peter Westheimer “Cool Change” (1981-1993, Left Ear Records)

What do you need to know about Peter Westheimer? Well, he’s a medical doctor, played violin in the Australian Youth Orchestra, he’s been an actor, a former deputy mayor, a street theatre performer and a documentary soundtrack composer. Peter has led such a rich life that it is no wonder …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Charles Earland “Coming To You Live” (1980, Columbia)

via SOTU: Official Sony / Columbia reissue of Charles Earland’s Coming To You Live another one of those rare infectious 12″ releases which has grown in stature over the years. Championed by big names such as Gilles Peterson, Theo Parrish and Moodymann, it has become a firm favourite with DJs …

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Jazz

Alice Coltrane “The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda” (1982-1995, Luaka Bop

There is a prodigious stretch of time between 1967 and 1973 where Alice Coltrane released daunting and spiritual music, that continues to extend beyond the jazz genre. Her penchant for combining blues, bebop, classical, gospel and eastern music compositional styles cannot be limited to one uniform moniker. Pharoah Sanders, Ron …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Various Artists “ETHIOPIQUES BOX 7” (Heavenly Sweetness)

via Rush Hour: RSD exclusive release; box set of 6 Ethiopian 7″ reissues. Many of the tracks were later included on the iconic Ethiopiques series of albums and compilations, which brought the treasures of the Ethiopian music scene of the ’60s and ’70s to a wider audience. The original 7″s …

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