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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Hildergard Knef “Im Achzigsten Stockwerk” (Decca Records 1970)

In the world of vinyl, Germany is famous for its great classical pressings and the undeniable influence of Krautrock on modern electronic music. That’s why I was so surprised to find a smooth and downright funky track on Hildegard Knef’s 1970 LP. Indeed the song Im Achzigsten Stockwerk highlights the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Paul Bley “Footloose” (Savoy, 1963)

It is about 10pm in Philadelphia on January 5, 2016. After an unusually warm spell the strong gust of winter has hit us hard. I awoke this morning to the news that one of my heroes had passed away. Canadian pianist/ composer (Hyman) Paul Bley was born in Montreal in …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Freddie Roach “All That’s Good” (Blue Note, 1965)

Christmas Day, 2016 By the time you read this the holiday season will have passed. Today is the day that people around the globe celebrate Isā’s birth and Philadelphia, like much of the region, is experiencing terribly warm weather. This unseasonal climate has really got a lot of people thrown …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure : The Dukes “Bugatti & Musker” (1982)

Although they penned hits for mainstream artists like Sheena Easton (Modern Girl) and Air Supply (Every Woman In The World), the British duo known as «The Dukes» (Dominic Bugatti & Frank Musker) spent the early 80’s mostly in the background. Finally with the help of acclaimed producer Arif Mardin, they …

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Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Eri Ohno “Skyfire” (1981)

Sometimes a song is so good and unexpected that there is not that much more to add other than just sitting back and enjoying it. Much like my post on the classic Hawaiian Rare Groove from Nohelani Cypriano, this song just hit me right away and I had to tell …

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Forgotten Treasure: Chubb Rock “The Chubbster” – Clark Kent Remix
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Chubb Rock “The Chubbster” – Clark Kent Remix (1991)

Since it’s my first take here, I decided to talk about a little something that both combines House music & Hip Hop elements from the early 90’s, a musical era that’s the closest to my heart. There was a time in the late 80’s and early 90’s, especially in New-York …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure : Andre Waarts & the Gospel Storytellers “There is a God somewhere” (1982)

Music can elevate one to higher grounds and literally lift spirits. Gospel is the foundation for RnB, Soul & Funk as many religious devotees used their belief to inspire their creation whilst simultaneously using music to escape the regimental nature of church. Such was the case with Andrew Waarts, who …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Those Guys “Love, Love, Love” (1996)

I’ll get straight to the point. This is one of the best Garage House record ever made. The energy and feel of it is just outstanding. Matter of fact it can still rock any type of party 20 years after it’s original release. Those Guys are in fact the original …

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Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Ahmed Malek “Musique Original De Films” (Habibi Funk)

via Habibi Funk: “I still remember the first time I heard Ahmed Malek. It was 2012. Back then I didn’t know much about Arabic music, but I was about to leave Berlin for a couple of weeks to go to Tunisia. I was working as a project manager for a …

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