Gabor Szabo - Dreams
Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Gabor Szabo “Dreams” (1969)

Gabor Szabo may not have been as much of a household name as his jazz guitar counterparts (Grant Green & Wes Montgomery), but the Hungarian guitarist was a incredibly skilled player that posessed unmatched versatility. After starting his career as a member of the ever evolving Chico Hamilton Quintet in the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Half A Mill “Any Day Can Be Your Last” (1994)

I found this myserious 12′ single in a dollar bin a few days ago while going through heaps of forgettable records, but then the Afro and $$ visuals caught my attention. Well it turned out to be a very good score because “Any Day Can Be Your Last” is a …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Woods Empire “Universal Love” (1981, Tabu Records)

I found this record at People’s Records in Detroit in 2012, not knowing what it was, but just loving the awesome, spaced out cover. I later realized luck had struck me, and I came home with a beautiful modern soul, rare groove gem. Woods Empire, based out of the serene …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Moodymann “Long Hot Sex Nights” (KDJ, 1995)

When this record came out in the spring of 1995, it sounded like nothing else around. Back then most of us had no clue who Moodymann a.k.a. Kenny Dixon Jr. was. At that point his label was only beginning to get well distributed in stores, the first two releases being absolutely …

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Forgotten Treasure: Moonstarr “Detriot”
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Moonstarr “Detriot” (2004)

“One of my classics! I used a Chroma Polaris for the pads and a matrix 1000 and octave cat for other sounds. The drums were actually a BOSS DR-660 and the reverbs were from my Roland VS-880ex. Can you believe that?!?! Amazing times yo. I’ll never forget when the Jazzanova …

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Rhythm & Sound - What a mistry
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno Reggae Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Rhythm & Sound “What A Mistry” (1997)

When the record store I was working at in 1999 got a few copies of this 12″ I bought one on the spot and that same night it started playing on loop. 7 times to be exact. Major game changer for me. I would almost go so far as saying …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Perk Badger “Do Your Stuff” (1966)

Last week we wrote about some of the absolute worst examples of advertising campaigns using music or featuring the musicians as celebrity endorsers. (Link) On the flip side, sometimes it does work out brilliantly. In this case, Nike of the best advertisers of the last 40 years goes digging deep …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Half Pint “Mr. Landlord” (1983)

This is the undisputed anthem for all Tenants Worldwide. The one you should blast out of your apartment when the rent is past due a few days. Let Lindon Roberts aka Half-Pint express your frustration in the most laid-back way possible. Ease Up Mr. Landlord… Di roof is leaking di pipe …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Mike & Bill “Somebody’s Gotta Go” (1975)

Forty years ago, this little nugget landed in New York’s blossoming Disco scene and even the most expert DJ’s and disco heads like legendary columnist Vince Alleti didn’t know what to make of the mysterious 7″ inch vinyl. “From all appearances, “Somebody’s Gotta Go” is piece of homemade product put together by …

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