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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
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Ackie “Call Me Rambo” (1986)

Crucial UK Dancehall treasure from the mid-80’s originally released on the Heavyweight label (also a UK based sound system), featuring production by Chester Roots and Ackie on the vocals. You will also recognize a very nice appearance from a Commodore 64 sample at the beginning of the track. Killer Helicopter …

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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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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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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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Forgotten Treasures
Beats Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: The ‎Prunes “Tracks From The Darkside” (1995)

Post from Lexis: “Whenever I’m invited to do a guest session on the great WEFUNK radio show I try to put together a selection that probably hasn’t been done before. And when you’re talking about a show that’s been going strong since 1996 it’s not easy to do something new. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Hiroshi Fukumura “White Clouds” (1978)

Whether it be scotch or vinyl pressings, when the Japanese take something they admire and cherish on, they do it proper! It’s no secret that the Land of the Rising Sun is home to some of the most astute jazz fans. Their respect and adulation has brought new life in …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Janette Renee “What’s on your mind” (1979)

In the last wave of box set reissues, Luv’n’Haight & DJ Sureshot just released a crucial compilation called “Catch Action: The sophisticated boogie funk of Sheridan house records”. As mentioned on the Ubiquity website, “The boxset compilation provides a comprehensive story of Kent Harris’ Los Angeles based label, releasing obscure yet timeless …

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