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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Piero Umiliani “Cantata per Maryam” (1973)

An absolute essential taken from the soundtrack of 1973 cult erotic movie “La Ragazza Fuoristrada” This is one incredible cool & level headed ’70s soundtrack by Italian film score producer, Piero Umiliani. Underrated movie but the soundtrack is a sureshot key that features a set of killer groovy, jazzy, exotic …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Bruce Haack “I Like Christmas” (1981)

I was sorting through tracks for another project when I randomly stumbled upon this absolutely delicious christmas nugget. Gotta give credit to my homie Mr. Guan of the Loud Minority in Vienna as it was in a stash of tracks he gave me; pretty awesome timing to discover it after …

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Nohelani Cypriano “Lihue”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure : Nohelani Cypriano “Lihue” (1977)

I’ve been known to let videos speak for themselves when it comes to the 80’s. (Check out this post on Midnight Express’ “Danger Zone”) Well this track is no different, when I heard it on a Hawaiian music compilation LP (Home Grown vol.2) I was blown away by the bassline …

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Forgotten Treasure: Sun Palace “Rude Movements”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Sun Palace “Rude Movements” (1983)

This might win an award for one of the best B-Sides ever. “Rude Movements” is the B-Side to a single called “Winning” by Sun Palace who only put out this single under that production name. It was a huge track in NYC during the days of legendary clubs like Paradise …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Jeff Floyd “Don’t Leave Me” (1984)

This one is for all the Boogie Funk heads and collectors. A track that routinely fetches selling prices around three and sometimes four figures. I think one auction just closed at over 2,000$ on Ebay recently. In this case the hype is well deserved because: a) the track is very rare …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Phil Ranelin “Vibes From The Tribe” (1976)

You might have heard of Phil Ranelin on Madlib’s righteous all in tribute to a series of his jazz heroes from the 60’s and mainly 70’s “The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble” (Shades of Phil, for Phil Ranelin) Phil Ranelin was a prolific session trombonist and was indebted …

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Victor “Go On Do It”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Victor “Go On Do It” (1984)

I am sharing this one especially for our friend and MIMS collaborator Doc’trin. He’s really quite the disco aficionado and heard me play it in a club and went bananas asking about it. In fact, now that I think about it, this track was featured on the monthly MIMS Show …

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The Visitors - Rebirth
Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: The Visitors “Rebirth” (1974)

If I could only keep 100 records, this would be in my “desert island” stack.. Lovely record from brothers Earl & Carl Grubbs who formed “The Visitors” in the early 1970s. One that brings together a strong Coltrane-ish approach filled with so much soul and spirit. Earl plays soprano tenor …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure : Starfire “Make the Most of It” (1978)

Record recommendations are the foundation of growing and learning through vinyl collecting. And when recommendations come from a renowned source they are even more essential. Case and point the Starfire LP was brought to my attention by Dj Day through his MIMS interview I was intrigued, but when he explained …

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