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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Two Man Sound “Que Tal America” (1979)

I’ve always loved this cheeky disco track, a bit of a guilty pleasure. I found a copy in Toronto a couple years ago and I’ve been playing it ever since. The kind of cover or band name that you wouldn’t really pay attention to (you can still find it on …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Eddie Hinton “I Can’t Be Me” (1980)

Eddie Hinton fits right into to the Forgotten Treasures section. An overlooked musical talent that was destined for big things which unfortunately never materialized. Legendary record man Jerry Wexler once called him “the next big thing” after hearing him play a studio session. Wexler also later referred to Hinton as “the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: The Hollies “Draggin’ My Heels” (1977)

via Wax Poetics 12 x 12 Written by Andrew Mason (@MonkUno) – Originally appeared in Wax Poetics Issue 4, Spring 2004. “An unlikely Loft anthem, this 1977 offering from British pop rockers The Hollies is a lush melancholy number with understated percolating percussion and tasty keyboard work. Though any vinyl …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Lil Noid “Paranoid Funk” (1995)

An absolutely brilliant reissue of a long lost mixtape from Memphis’ 90’s Rap scene courtesy of Delroy Edwards’ LA Club Ressource label. Reissues have become very common for Rare Groove records, House, Afro or Brazilian gems but they aren’t a very common thing in Rap or R&B. We’re hoping more …

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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
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Ultra-Rare (and dope) records in UK Garage History

Words by Lexis & Dr.Love: The goal here isn’t necessarily to showcase the only the rarest records, it’s also to talk about slightly overlooked ones as well. Of course an original copy of “Stone Cold” by Groove Chronicles, “Cape Fear” by KMA or tons of El-B (aka Ghost), Anthill Mob, …

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Jazz

Forgotten Treasure : Kenny Barron “Sunset to Dawn” (1973, Muse Records)

Kenny Barron is a jazz pianist whose inspired and elegant playing is only surpassed by his output. Still active today, he has released close to 50 albums and has recorded with Sonny Fortune, Ron Carter, John Stubblefield, Bobby Hutcherson, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Hanes, Yusef Lateef and …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Norman Weeks & Revelations “Hold On” (Rent Productions)

This amazing slice of disco-funk with a gospel touch has been a favorite of mine for a number of years now. I love playing this one in the dying moments of a club night filled with beautiful music and people. Since I played this one last night at our monthly …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Forgotten Treasure: Roberto Roena Y Su Apollo Sound “II” (1970, International/Fania)

About eight years ago a good friend (shout out to Hector) and I put together a mix as a promo for a store we had established back in Orlando, Florida. Rather than handing out flyers, we felt it was more effective to make some mixes and add a commercial at …

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