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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Kadenza “Let’s Do It” (1982)

What an absolute killer 80’s boogie track from 1982 out of the UK. Let’s Do It by Kadenza was released by PRT Records (previously known as Pye Records) and up until Niles from Moovmnt.com (awesome site, check it out!) posted about this, I had no idea about this gem! Not …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Howard Jones “Like to get to know you well”

Holy crap what a glorious piece of 80’s cheese! I was too young when this came out (1984) to remember this but it’s just the kind of song that you’ve heard a couple times in your life, maybe at the hair dresser, in a taxi cab, something like that. Anywhooo. …

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Forgotten Treasure: Benis Cletin “Jungle Magic” (1979)

Loving this one because it’s a great pick for both my daily selections. It is both a forgotten treasure (originally released in 1979) and a future classic because since it has just been reissued for a whole new generation to hear. A pair of killers from Sofrito to wreck the …

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Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers “Ping Pong” (1961)

An absolutely essential dance floor jazz nugget for you all today. My good homie Andy Williams put me on to this track from Art Blakey, arguably one of the best and most influential drummers in the history of jazz! During the early ’60s, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers were …

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Forgotten Treasure: Ti-Paris “Ti-Paris et sa guitare”

I have a lot of memories that revolve around music and my family.  The most beautiful ones, are those with my grandfather. He is a lover of the Haitian music and generally, the music of the Caribbean. The summers at his place and when he puts his hawaian shirt all unbuttoned one …

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Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Eddie Hinton “I Can’t Be Me”

Eddie Hinton fits right into to the Forgotten Treasures section. I didn’t know about him at all until I read a little story about “Blue Eyed Soul” today, a term that media came up with for white artists who sang R&B… Yeah, it was a different time I guess. But …

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Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Parliament “Funkentelechy” (1977)

Since it’s George Clinton’s 70th Birthday the Forgotten Treasure pick of the day had to be at least one from the absolutely insane 50 year catalog from Dr. Funkenstein himself. This track is taken from the 1977 Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome album, arguably one of the best of the …

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Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Daft Punk “Aerodynamic” (Slum Village / Jay Dee Remix)

Can’t believe I’ve never shared this with all of you yet. Not that this J Dilla production is the rarest thing he’s ever done but it’s definitely one of the most interesting and there is quite a bit of controversy around this one amongst Dilla heads. The controversy lies in …

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House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Lil’ Louis “Frequency” (Dance Mania – 1987)

I had to share this with you all today because I must say that I was pretty happy to find this in a digging excursion today! And for 1$. (mouahahahha!) I had a few Dance Mania records in my collection but this is definitely one of the better ones from …

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