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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Rhetta Hugues “You’re Doing It With Her” (1968)

If you love dancefloor killing soul music and have a slight preference for female voices then Rhetta Hugues’ “You’re doing it with her”, taken from her 1969 “Re-light my fire” LP, is a gem you should not sleep on anymore. Thick and groovy bassline, beautiful chorus voices, tight up-tempo Northern …

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House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: House Of Gypsies “Another Worry” feat. Al Wise (1994)

This is house music at it’s finest. Very danceable yet soulful at the same time. The emotive vocal delivery of Al Wise, the lush atmosphere and that signature Todd Terry slammin’ beat made it an instant favorite of mine when it was discreetly released late in 1994. A fun fact …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Edward Louis “Holy Spirit” (2000)

When it comes to scanning “spiritual house” music, I am almost equally excited as I am deterred. Part of me is eager to hear extremely energetic hooks, super-talented vocalists, funky baselines and infectiously uplifting themes, while my other side braces itself for the musical equivalent of potpourri: tacky lyrics, “soulful” …

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Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Dwight Sykes & Jahari “Fire & Desire”

Guest contribution from: Andrew Morgan (Peoples Potential Unlimited) “When Dwight Sykes gets down and dirty repairing one of the trucks for his father’s refuse business, he thinks as much about cranking out songs as he does fixing a crankshaft. He has a dream and he figures he can write his own …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Forgotten Treasure: Cortijo & His Time Machine “Y Su Maquina Del Tiempo” (1973)

Music is the greatest time and space traveler so when the snow and cold of New York has me needing to be somewhere warmer, I always turn to Cortijo. Rafael Cortijo’ career spanned over 50 years and countless genres. The beauty of Cortijo was his ability to balance the traditional …

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Forgotten Treasures
Broken Beat

10 BROKEN BEAT Forgotten Treasures – Picked by Moonstarr, Lexis & Scott C

Almost 20 years later  there is still something magical about Broken Beat scene and those few years when it was the most interesting dance floor music around. Not only have most of the classic tracks aged extremely well but the scene has been enjoying a bit of a revival these days …

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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
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Mike Lundy “The Rhythm of Life” (1980)

Special Collaboration from: Roger Bong (Aloha Got Soul) If there has yet to be the perfect addition to MIMS’ Forgotten Treasures archive, let this be it. When I first approached Hawaiian funk-and-soul maven Mike Lundy about reissuing the music from his solo 1980 LP The Rhythm Of Life, one of …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Quintonal ‎”Quintonal” (1976)

Quebec has produced many vinyl gems in various musical genres that have, for the most part, significantly outshone the other provinces output. It seems, however, that when it come to Jazz, our province is not the best in the country. Well the Quintonal reissue (released this month by Jazzagression records) …

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