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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: J.T “I Love Music” (1983)

As a DJ, sometimes sharing some of your secret gems and special dance-floor weapons isn’t always easy. But when you run a website, radio show or record store you pretty much have no choice but to share those discoveries and that’ll focus your energy on digging for some more gems! This …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Limmie Funk Ltd ‎”Saturday Night’s The Night” (1978, Psycho)

I live in a pretty rubbish town, 22 miles outside of London, with no real record shops apart from one middle aged guy who was into collecting psych, rock, and Beatles stuff. He had a very small shop/unit where most stuff he picked up was from charity shops, carboot sales …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: The Return “New Day” (1999)

Definition of a Forgotten Treasure right here: a completely overlooked late 90’s gem on 4th Floor Records and produced by Jose “Choco” Reynoso under the “The Return” moniker. When covering Forgotten Treasure records, we have a soft spot for artists or projects that only saw one release, but an amazing …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Mantronix “Bassline” (1986, Sleeping Bag Records)

I’ve always considered myself very lucky to have lived part of my teens in the golden age of hip-hop music. But then when I listen to a record like Mantronix‘s “Bassline” I can only imagine how special the energy must have been in the mid 80’s when rap and house …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Alice Clark “Alice Clark” (1972, Mainstream)

I have been obsessed with Alice Clark’s voice going on some time now. Her 1972 self-titled album on Mainstream Records just does everything right for me. Her voice is the perfect mixture of love, pain, longing, and hope. The best example of this on “Never Did I Stop Loving You”. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Betty Wright “My First Time Around” (1968, ATCO)

Hail to our favourite multi-faceted neoyorquino, soulfully yours – MF Young Old Chris (Never not working, NYC) This record is an absolute essential in any Soul music lovers’ record collection, There is not one single filler cut. “This album produced by Clarence Reid & Willie Clark is great from start …

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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

Forgotten Treasure: Rhetta Hugues “You’re Doing It With Her” (1968)

If you love dancefloor killing soul music and have a slight preference for female voices then Rhetta Hugues’ “You’re doing it with her”, taken from her 1969 “Re-light my fire” LP, is a gem you should not sleep on anymore. Thick and groovy bassline, beautiful chorus voices, tight up-tempo Northern …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Leon Ware “Musical Massage” (1976)

On my top 5 albums of all time lies Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You”. When it comes to pure sensual soul nothing tops the mix of Marvin’s voice with the amazing mix of musicality that weaves its way throughout that album. It is an album I have heard my entire …

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