Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Forgotten Treasure: Ray Barretto “Que Viva La Musica” (1972)

Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls had “Sirius” by The Alan Parsons Project as their intro music. Puerto Rico’s 1972 Island wide Basketball champions, Colegio San Antonio in Isabela, had “Que Viva La Musica“. My father was the starting point guard that year. Decades years latter when I was a …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: ORM – LBD Issues (1979 – 1984)

via Little Beat: Different Issues is a new series focused on reissuing music from Eastern European region previously unavailable on Western markets. The first release is a compilation by project ORM, the moniker of Czech producer team Petr and Pavel ORM. Originally formed as a disco group in the late …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Penny Goodwin “Too Soon You’re Old” (1974)

via Athens of the North: Here we have for the first time, the full version of the Jazz-Funk classic LP track ‘Too Soon Your Old’ cut to 45, essential! Penny Goodwin grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin singing in church with Al Jarreau, doing weddings, talent competitions and bar mitzvahs. When …

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Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Santiago “22 Somerset Dr.” (1978)

In the late 1960’s, Neftali Santiago’s family bought their first home in Willingboro, New Jersey at 22 Somerset Drive. Here he would learn to play the drums and honed his skills, which landed him a spot as the drummer and a singer/ songwriter in Mandrill, one of the most diverse …

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Forgotten Treasures
Afro

Forgotten Treasure: Mor Thiam ‎”Dini Safarrar” (1973)

Originally released in small numbers as a custom pressing in 1973, the compelling ‘Dini Safarrar’ by Senegalese drummer Mor Thiam has gained cult status around the world amongst enthusiasts of jazz, funk, hip hop & African music, and grail status among LP collectors. Here is the first official reproduction of …

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Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Opus 10 “Love’s Calling” (1985)

I was going through a gigantic pile of 80’s records, filled with mostly awful records. My patience was finally rewarded with a couple nice discoveries including this 1985 Electro track from Miami on Palm Tree Records. The record opened with the  typical Electro drums featuring the Oberheim DMX drum machine you’ve heard …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Nu Colours “Special Kind Of Lover” Fire Island Nu-Samba Remix (1996)

Nu Colours was one of the premium R&B group coming from the UK back in the 90’s. Their vocal delivery was strongly influenced by the Gospel roots and they had that authentic American Soul feel to their music. On the House tip, they were always coming correct with remixes from …

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Forgotten Treasure: Becker/Stegman/Zeumer “Ich Traume So Leise Von Dir” (1987)

via Juno: Once again, Music From Memory has dug deep for inspiration. Very few will have come across the original 1987 pressing of Ich Traume So Leise, a long-forgotten collaborative album that brought together trumpet player Heinz Becker, songwriter Karl-Heinz Stegmann, and poet Isabel Zeumer. Predictably, though, the tracks which …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Karriem “I Love You” (1979)

via Favorite Recordings : “New official single reissue of I Love You by Karriem: A very rare soulful mid-tempo disco killer, originally released in 1979 on Pashlo Records. Pashlo Records was based in Oakland and owned by producer and musician Leroy Smith, who is also known for his Ocampo Records’ imprint, …

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