Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Various Artists “Musica Per L’Immagine” (1974-1985, Fly By Night)

via FBN: With Fly By Night Music now celebrating their fifth year of operation, Lorenzo has marked the occasion by assembling his biggest project to date – an impeccably curated collection of obscure Italian production music circa 1974 – 1985. The project, has been very close to Lorenzo’s heart – …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Various Artists “Pop Makossa – The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon” (1976​-​1984, Analog Africa)

via Analog Africa: The Pop Makossa adventure started in 2009, when Analog Africa founder Samy Ben Redjeb first travelled to Cameroon to make an initial assessment of the country’s musical situation. He returned with enough tracks for an explosive compilation highlighting the period when funk and disco sounds began to …

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Soul & Funk

Hotline “You Are Mine” (1986, Jamwax / Happy Milf)

Jamwax team up with Happy Milf Records to release “You Are Mine”, the Nigerian Boogie Funk gem from Hotline, recorded at Decca studio (Lagos) in 1986. Reissue under EXCLUSIVE licence from Hotline. High Quality mastering and restauration from the original LP, don’t be fooled by other crappy bootleg or unofficial …

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Soul

The Exciters “Caviar And Chitlins” (1969, Nature Sounds Records)

From the fairground organ whimsy actualized in the opening bars of “Blowing Up My Mind” immediately supported with an uptempo female vocal assault in triplicate, to the non-manipulated, sample ready horn line delivered on-beat at the start of “Give It Up”. The Exciters, a dynamic R&B quartet consisting of lead …

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Disco

Arian “Arian” (1981, Favorite France)

via Juno: In 1981, Macedonian singer Arian Krliu headed over to New York to record a bilingual album of disco and boogie treats. The resultant set was self-released in relatively limited qualities and has since gone in to become an in-demand item amongst collectors of global disco and synth-pop sounds. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Eclectic

Jah Wobble “The Lago Years” (1981-1985, Emotional Rescue)

via Bandcamp: While the story of Jah Wobble, from post-punk bassist to Tube driver to world music explorer is well documented, the fact he founded his own label, Lago Records, at the age of just 23 years old has often been overlooked. Lago Records was set up by John “Wobble” …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Lloyd McNeill Quartet “Asha” (1969, Soul Jazz Records)

via SOTU: New edition of this very rare deep spiritual jazz album, the debut release from flautist Lloyd McNeill released on his private-press Asha Record label and recorded in Washington, DC in 1969 (originally only 500 copies were ever made). First reissued on Soul Jazz Records’ Universal Sound sub-label in …

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Soul & Funk

Anubis “Ecology” (1972, Athens Of The North)

via JUNO: The Bobby Hamilton Quintet Unlimited paid homage to the Greek gods in the ’70s with this unique one-off offering. “Ecology” is a sweet, rolling soul slice with glistening guitars and a velvet almost Sun-Ra style jazz aesthetic. “Anubis” is more of a driving, evocative Troubleman-style groove with vocals …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

37°C “Sidarta” (1979, Discom Records)

via Discom: Discom’s research on unknown and neglected music from former Yugoslavia continues! This time we go deep into the 70’s electronic, experimental, fusion und prog rock and we present you group 37°C with their album Sidarta. In the time when Gary Numan recorded “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” in Gooseberry Studio …

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