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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Positive Force “We Got the Funk” (1979)

Unless you were clubbing in the UK during the late 1970’s it’s possible this Positive Force disco jam slipped under your radar. Released in 1979 by Sugarhill Records, the mid-tempo groove opens with the quintessential party soundscape, complete with hoots & hollers of “parrrrtay..don’t stop, don’t stop.” Believe it or …

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The Marriotts - Tell It Like It Is
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: The Marriotts “Tell It Like It Is” (1969)

It’s hard to believe that a piece of music, especially in this day and age, can be discovered but without any knowledge as to where it originated. The Marriotts‘ Tell It LIke It Is is one of these rarities – no information about the artist can be found on discogs.com …

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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 straight from Detroit. Add a heavier kick drum and bassline and voilà! I’m sure Carl Craig and a few other techno …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Loleatta Holloway “Casanova” (1975)

What an absolutely glorious cover version of Ruby Andrews’ “Casanova” in 1968. One of the few cases where the cover version is much better than the original (in our humble opinion). A great record you can find in used bins of 45′ records for a couple bucks! Loleatta Holloway who …

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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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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Black Science Orchestra “New Jersey Deep” (1994)

For any self-respecting house music fan, this is an absolute essential in a record collection. The 20 year old EP from Black Science Orchestra called “The Altered States EP”. Black Science Orchestra consisted of UK producers Ashley Beedle, Marc Woolford, Rob Mello, Uschi Classen who have released quite a lot …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Horace Andy “Get Down” (1985)

Everytime we put together an edition of our side project called 24 Hours of Vinyl we walk away with tons of amazing discoveries from the 15 DJ’s who came share their finest nuggets with us. The 11th edition in San Francisco was no different and might actually have been the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: The Ahmad Jamal Trio “The Awakening” (1970) + Samples

Ahmad Jamal is without a doubt one of the last true jazz giants who is still active. Armed with his piano, the Pittsburg native delivered a legendary trio session at the beginning of the 70’s. After having produced close to 20 albums for Chess Records and sub-labels Argo and Cadet, …

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Forgotten Treasure: Slick Rick “Mistakes Of A Woman”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Slick Rick “Mistakes Of A Woman” (1991)

Slick Rick is often recognized as the greatest hip-hop storyteller, with his instantly recognizable laid-back flow and British accent. Much like Q-Tip, Bahamadia, Butterfly from Digable Planets, I could listen to Slick rap the phone book. Originally from South Wimbledon, England, Slick Rick moved with his family to The Bronx in …

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