Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Lou Bond “Lou Bond” (1974)

An incredible artist has passed on and although he may yet remain unknown to most hopefully his music will be brought to the forefront because the only record he has ever released is a poignant masterpiece. Lou Bond is the epitome of an engaged artist, his self-titled release on Stax …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Michal Urbaniak “Ecstasy” (1978)

I came across Polish jazz artist Michal Urbaniak about a week ago, after having listened to an old Madlib track titled “What a Day.” It sampled Urbaniak’s “A Day in the Park” off his classic 1978 album “Ecstasy” released on Marlin Records. The composition of the track was sublime, the vocals …

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Forgotten Treasure: Debbie Taylor “No Deposit, No Return”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Debbie Taylor “No Deposit, No Return” (1972)

Debbie Taylor had fantastic releases on GWP, Polydor and Arista but here is another throwback sound from the early seventies “No Deposit, No Return” which came out on Today Records. Arranged and co-written in 1972 by Patrick Adams, the man responsible for so much of the quality disco to come …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: These Eyes “Soca Hustle”

One more killer reissue from the Toronto duo who have been flawless with the label’s first seven releases. We’re very excited about #8. via Invisible City: One of the most mysterious and outsider ‘Soca’ 45s out there by Michael ‘These Eyes’ Timothy. The A-side ‘Let Me Love’ sounds like doo …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: UMC’s “One to Grow On” (1991)

Here is one I hesitate to call a Forgotten Treasure since it’s really more of an all-time classic, at least for me. The UMC’s, not to be confused with the legendary Ultra Magnetic MC’s were a duo comprised of Haas G and Kool Kim which only put out two LP’s: …

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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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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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