Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: 94 East “If You See Me” (1975)

  Below are the liner notes from Numero Group‘s 94 East chapter of Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound. “If You See Me” is also available on 45″. “Pepé Willie was more of a sapling than a seed when he arrived in Minneapolis in the early ’70s. Raised in Brooklyn, …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Dreamer G “I Got That Feeling” (1992)

Every now and then I get into one of these 90’s Deep House moods which happens to be all the rage right now. Like anything else, the wrong kinda deep house music can be very boring and disposable; the line between great stuff and that loungy elevator house thing is …

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Dur-Dur Band - Dooyo
Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Dur-Dur Band “Dooyo” (1987)

You know when you are just scanning through hundreds of songs and albums just to find one you actually like. And with every track that passes you become more and more depressed because nothing is jumping out at you. Sometimes, listening to songs that are a 7/10 becomes as dreadful …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Sergio Cuevas “The Artistry of Sergio Cuevas” (1969)

Tuesday morning mystery: Who is Sergio Cuevas? Seriously, we would really like to know. There’s a surprisingly insignificant amount of online information regarding this legendary musician, so if any of our readers out there have any leads, you know where to reach us. Here’s what we’ve found so far: Sergio …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Die Dominas “Die Wespendomina” (1981)

Sometimes the best music comes from rare German 10”s that posses eye-catching artwork, bizarre facts and unique collaborations. Other times, not so much. In the case of Die Dominas, we get an incredibly surreal and experimental record from a one-time-team-up between Manuel Göttsching (uncredited), friend Rosi Müller and designer Claudia …

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The Untouchables aka Kenny Dope “Just Da Way U Want” (1994)
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: The Untouchables aka Kenny Dope “Just Da Way U Want” (1994)

This is truly a special one. A true forgotten treasure which is connected by many others because of the sample it’s based on! A few years before Dilla exquisitely used Minnie Riperton‘s soul masterpiece “Inside My Love” for “The Look Of Love”, I was mesmerized by “Lyrics To Go” by …

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Vick Lavender “Did You Really” (1999)
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Vick Lavender “Did You Really” (1999)

Happy New Year! I know it’s been a really long time since I wrote for MIMS World, but that was 2013 (which, at the risk of sounding superstitious, was a really weird ride). On to bigger and better things! As a reward for everyone’s patience, I’m unleashing one of my …

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Oby Onyioha “Enjoy Your Life” (1981)
Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Oby Onyioha “Enjoy Your Life” (1981)

One fine morning last spring, bright and early, my friend played this Disco song at full volume across the empty shop we were working in. It was a song I had never heard before but instantly loved and needed to have in my collection. Without even trying, an incredible new …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Chuck Small “U Got Nothin’ Coming” (1989)

West Coast Hip-Hop, Compton; 1989. Perhaps the first names that came to your mind are: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, Ice Cube, Eazy E, Compton’s Most wanted and stuff. But if you go further in your searching, then you’ll find treasures like this: “Compton Compilation – The Sound Control Mob” We …

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