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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson “Winter in America” (1974)

Dedicated to the warriors, young and old. As November comes to a close the approaching season is the most difficult time of the year for many. While I’ve had a difficult time writing for academic, personal, and professional projects recently, I can say that there’s been no shortage of inspiration …

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Brazil

Forgotten Treasure: Marcos Resende & Index ‎”Festa Para Um Novo Rei” (1978)

Whoever said that you can sum up Brazilian music to Bossa Nova, Foro and Samba. This hard to find opus (only available on the original Philips vinyl release in 1978) by Marcos Resende & Index is a fantastic Jazz Fusion record and a prime example of the richness of the music …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: The Crowns “How Can He Lead You” (1977)

A couple of weeks ago, the homie Lexis and I were spinning a brunch gig together and he said something I instantly connected with and knew I’d share with you: “As a music lover, there’s nothing more frustrating than attending an entire DJ set without feeling compelled to walk up …

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House / Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: Soul II Soul “I Care” Booker T Remix (1995)

New Jersey House and early UK Garage connecting together courtesy of Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B. How did that happened? Well, when that record came out in the fall of 1995 we could definitely feel that something new was bubbling around in the UK. Labels such as Nice ‘N’ Ripe or …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Joe Harriott & Amancio D’Silva Quartet ‎”Hum Dono” (1969)

The combination of a Jamaican sax player and an Indian jazz guitarist getting together with a UK jazz elite in its hay day could be the stoned out fantasy of many pot smoking vinyl collectors. It’s also a music and cultural melting pot making up a real lost treasure in …

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House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Chris Simmonds Project “Work It” – Mike Huckaby Remix (1993)

A UK producer, a Detroit remixer and a Canadian label. How did that happened? Before founding his label Cross Sections Records in 1994, Chris Simmonds was producing and operating Baby Blue Records. This label was specializing in Hardcore / Ragga / Rave / early Jungle. A trip in Detroit in …

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Latin

Forgotten Treasure: Carlos Ramos y su Orquesta Fuego “Tecato” (1973)

In essence, records are the historical link between an artist’s ambition and a passionate music lover like yourself. Special records are full of incredible music while acting as a reference to a historical era and musical genre. With Carlos Ramos y Su Orquesta Fuego‘s LP “Tecato” we are talking about …

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Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: G.G. & Company “Thinking About You” (1984)

via PPU: After 30+ years of being on the shelf, G.G. & Company‘s EP “Thinking About You” is going for World Wide Distribution. Starting out in Washington, Pennsylvania, USA, and growing up on the streets of Linn Town, “GW” Gerald Ward and vocalist Gary Lovell followed a dream to simply …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Gloria Ann Taylor “Love Is A Hurtin Thing”

via Ubiquity Records: “Amidst much anticipation from collectors, record stores, DJ’s and producers alike Gloria Ann Taylor’s musical output on Selector Sound have been compiled and will be presented in a deluxe triple-gatefold double LP package complete with photos and extensive liner notes. Soul singer Gloria Ann Taylor has no …

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