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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Jagjeet Singh “O Maa Tujhe Salaam Sung”

I was about to to a little write up on one of my favorite records from the 90’s Bristol scene: Tricky‘s “Maxinquaye” (1995). I was reading up on the record and the production and samples used on it when I discovered the sample behind “Ponderosa”, one of my favorite tracks …

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Forgotten Treasure: The SIlvertones “Rejoice Jah Jah Children”
Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: The SIlvertones “Rejoice Jah Jah Children” (1973)

My original daily forgotten treasure for today was The Upsetter’s “Rejoicing Skank” from 1973 on Black Ark Records, that is before I heard the original vocal version of this. “Rejoice Jah Jah Children” by The Silvertones produced by Lee Scratch Perry. What an incredible roots track. Great lyrics and harmonies, …

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Forgotten Treasure: Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio “Still in The Groove”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio “Still in The Groove” (1981)

This one is from my secret stash. I’ve been playing this track at pretty much every opportunity ever since Montreal homie Dj Kobal told me about it 5-6 years ago. What’s great about it is that it’s not rare at all. It’s a pretty common early 80’s record from Ray …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Dj Deeon “Spatikus” (1996)

I was doing some digging around my record in preparation for a “juke” gig last friday and came across a few records I had lying around in a small pile of “ghetto tech” and the foundations of that juke sound, now so popular because of top notch producers like Machine …

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Forgotten Treasure: Nina Simone “Four Women”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Nina Simone “Four Women” (Live)

After reading a great article on Nina Simone who is on the cover of the latest issue of Wax Poetics I did some digging around for some live footage. I found this pretty amazing live concert at Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969! I also found this footage of the Priestess …

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Forgotten Treasure: Angie Stone “No More Rain”
Forgotten Treasures
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: Angie Stone “No More Rain” (Wookie Dub)

The turn of the century was bright time for the UK Garage movement, and its blossoming army of producers. Among the front lines was Jason Chue aka Wookie, who lit up the new millennium with his classic singles “Battle” and “What’s Goin On?”. If that wasn’t enough fire for one …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Blu “Sun in my face” (J Dilla Production)

This “forgotten treasure” pick is for everyone who came out to the Blu & Exile show we put together in Montreal this week! Blu is such a prolific dude that I could probably do a top 10 of his forgotten gems but seeing as they’re only a few years old …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Freddie Hubbard “Sunflower” (1980)

I like hunting for obscure samples but I also like when more obvious samples are used by a bunch of different producers in different genres: the “Amen Brother” drum break, the keys from Donald Byrd‘s “Think Twice”, pretty much all the Bob James records on CTI. My own personal story …

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Forgotten Treasure: Jackie Beavers “Mr. Bump Man”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Jackie Beavers “Mr. Bump Man”

Since I was talked about the CD release of the awesome collection of edits from Detroit’s Theo Parrish called “UGLY Edits” I figured i’d post at least one original version of one of those refixes. I didn’t know about this track before Christian Pronovost played it this summer at a …

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