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 was hundreds of groups knocking on the doors of record labels trying to get in the door. Many of them got a break and contributed a few releases, but the East St-Louis group The …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Outlaw Four “Million Dollar Legs” (1980)

In the lost chapters of the hip-hop history books lie the small contributions to come out of the state of Connecticut. Microscopic when compared to its two neighboring States and members of the Tri-State area (New York and New Jersey) but as all diggers know, there are treasures everywhere! So here is …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Forgotten Treasure: Cortijo & His Time Machine “Y Su Maquina Del Tiempo” (1973)

Music is the greatest time and space traveler so when the snow and cold of New York has me needing to be somewhere warmer, I always turn to Cortijo. Rafael Cortijo’ career spanned over 50 years and countless genres. The beauty of Cortijo was his ability to balance the traditional …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure : Kenny Barron “Sunset to Dawn” (1973, Muse Records)

Kenny Barron is a jazz pianist whose inspired and elegant playing is only surpassed by his output. Still active today, he has released close to 50 albums and has recorded with Sonny Fortune, Ron Carter, John Stubblefield, Bobby Hutcherson, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Hanes, Yusef Lateef and …

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Free Love Foundation - The Sound
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Free Love Foundation “The Sound” Kerri Chandler Remix (1993)

If you were heavily into UK Garage and 2 Step around 1997-1998, you might be familiar with 4 Liberty records. They had major releases out from Dreem Teem, Colour Girl and Underground Solution amongst others. Let’s rewind 4 years earlier when US Garage was king and laid the foundation for …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Ryo Kawasaki “Selected Works 1979 to 1983”

via NuNorthern Soul: The five pieces of music you will hear on this selected works EP have been carefully chosen by NuNorthern Soul’s Phat Phil Cooper, culled from the long and highly varied recorded career of Ryo Kawasaki. His boundary pushing catalogue of music, the exemplary musicians he has recorded …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Gino Vannelli “Mama Coco” (1975)

Gino Vannelli is a Montreal born who is known for his hair and shaggy, ironicaly enough he got his big break by standing outside herp albert’s (famous for his whipped cream LP cover) locked gate begging for an audition. Usually, you learn to dismiss these two artists when digging and …

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Herbie Hancock “Nobu” (1974)
Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Herbie Hancock “Nobu” (1974)

As you put the needle on this record, you realize after a few seconds that it really wouldn’t take very much to transform this gem into a Techno track perhaps hidden deep in the Underground Resistance back catalogue. Add a heavier kick drum and bassline and voilà! All the techno legends …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Ronn Forella “Moves” (1975)

Ronn Forella‘s Moves is part of a series of instructional dance Records that came out on the Hoctor Label. The label has other cool albums with great breaks and samples, but this is probably the most out-there, creative, and sought after of them all. You just need to listen to …

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