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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Teulé “Drink On Me” (1990)

I love exchanging hand picked suggestions with my fellow music nerd friends. Actually, it’s an extension of what we try to do with these forgotten treasures picks. Human suggestions over computer algorithms. I was given this release from two different friends in a span of a week. Quite a coincidence …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Count Ossie “Tales Of Mozambique” (1975)

via SOTU: Soul Jazz Records are releasing Count Ossie and The Mystic Revelation’s seminal 1975 album Tales of Mozambique in an expanded double album/single CD/digital format, fully remastered and with the inclusion of two bonus rare single-only tracks, full sleevenotes, exclusive photographs and interview. Count Ossie is the central character …

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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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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
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Seven Grand Housing Authority “Jessica” (1994)

This records has had many lives and it’s still around after over 20 years after it was originally released. Let’s go back in time. Detroit is often associated with Techno around the late 80’s and early 90’s. The city also had a very vibrant house scene. Both movement were actually …

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Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Sir Collins “New Cross Fire Page One” (1981)

Thirty five years ago, on the evening of January 17th, a birthday celebration was held at 439 New Cross Road in southeast London. At some point in the early hours of the 18th, a fire erupted and tragically ended the lives of 13 of the attendees, most of them children. …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Dajae “Day By Day” Chez ‘N’ Trent Vocal Mix (1995)

It’s pretty fair to say that most early Prescription records releases are quite legendary. However a far less known aspect of Ron Trent and Chez Damier‘s work are the very few remixes they created together between 1992 and 1996. This is absolutely my favorite one here. Released late in 1995, we could …

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Forgotten Treasure: Lewis “L’Amour” (1983)

via Light In The Attic: In 1983, a man named Lewis recorded an album named L’Amour, which was released on the unknown label R.A.W. And that’s about all we know. The record itself is a delicate, whispered album, reflecting the way the artist himself – spectral, movie star-like – almost …

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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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