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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: The Prestige Jazz Quartet LP (1957, Prestige)

Recorded and released in 1957 on the independent Prestige Records label, The Prestige Jazz Quartet is a typical oddity. The four compositions work as a pendulum between the tail end of bebop era, the coming hard-bop medium, and the beginning of the avant-garde period of 1950s-1960s Black Classical music. Probably …

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Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Dalton “Alech” (1971)

via Jakarta Records: Dalton was a band from Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. They came together as a band around 1968 when most of the members studied together at the University of Tunis. The band had five members. Faouzi Chekili on guitar, piano and vocals, Ridha Kouhen on bass guitar, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Chi-Ali “The Fabulous” (1992)

Forgotten Treasure : Chi-Ali’s 1992 classic “The Fabulous Chi-Ali”. The videos and info on this lost gem. “Age ain’t nothing but a number” and “Roadrunner” videos

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Real to Reel “Love me like this” (1983)

This is one of the best modern funk tracks money can buy. Yes, it isn’t the rarest track in all of the 80’s Boogie Funk era, probably because it was released on Arista a major label at that time. But what it lacks in prestige, it makes up for it based on …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Woods Empire “Universal Love” (1981, Tabu Records)

I found this record at People’s Records in Detroit in 2012, not knowing what it was, but just loving the awesome, spaced out cover. I later realized luck had struck me, and I came home with a beautiful modern soul, rare groove gem. Woods Empire, based out of the serene …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Leon Ware “Musical Massage” (1976)

On my top 5 albums of all time lies Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You”. When it comes to pure sensual soul nothing tops the mix of Marvin’s voice with the amazing mix of musicality that weaves its way throughout that album. It is an album I have heard my entire …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Charles Mingus “Scenes in the City” (1957)

As I walked 5 hours alone today in New York City with nothing than other than music in my headphones to accompany me, I thought of sharing with you a song that is quintessentially NYC. “Scenes in the City” released in 1957 by double bassist, composer and jazz legend Charlie Mingus is …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul Soul & Funk

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
Disco Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Boban Petrovic “Zora” (1984)

via DISCOM: Boban Petrovic‘s ”Zora” is our first release that has been made under Disco not Disco record label and which had huge international success reaching N#1 at Juno Bestseller chart in July 2014 (first time one name from the Balkans took N#1 in one UK chart). It was made …

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