Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

The Ahmad Jamal Trio “The Awakening” (1970, Be With Records)

When Ahmad Jamal jumped from Cadet Records to Impulse in 1969, an audience was ready and waiting to hear what he would bring to the table. Impulse, known as “the house that Trane built”, was the label home of John and Alice Coltrane along with Pharoah Sanders. That label had …

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Worldwide Sounds

Ethio Stars / Tukul Band ft. Mulatu Astatke “Addis 1988” (1992, Piranha Records)

via Piranha: “Addis 1988” is the document of a moment in time when Mulatu Astatke was not yet the global Ethiojazz superstar he is today, but a change was gonna come for him, and for the whole world. In Ethiopia, the Derg had started to tumble and fall; Europe saw …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae Soul

The Techniques & Friends “Winston Riley’s Rock Steady & Early Reggae” (1968​-​1969, Dub Store Japan)

via Dub Store: Winston Riley started his production career as a singer with an enviable track record, having formed the Techniques in 1962 and hitting the top of the charts two years later with the splendid ‘Little Did You Know’ for Duke Reid’s esteemed Treasure Isle label. When the frantic …

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Jazz

Brother Ah “Divine Music” (1978-1985, Manufactured Recordings)

via Manufactured Recordings: We’re excited to present this project that has been long in the making: a collection of unreleased albums from Brother Ah. Following the release of his studio albums in 2016, “Divine Music” brings together three additional albums all unreleased until now: The Sea (1978), Meditation (1981), and …

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Forgotten Treasures
Afro

SJOB Movement “Friendship Train” (1977, Cultures Of Soul)

via Culturesofsoul: We’re excited to announce the first in a series of rare Nigerian releases we’re putting out with the help of Uchenna Ikonne. SJOB Movement’s “Friendship Train” was the second LP by the group and one which saw the group rise to new heights. It’s a masterpiece of African …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Livy Ekemezie “Friday Night” (1983, Odion Livingston)

via SOTU: Reissue of this incredibly rare and incredibly funky Nigerian Disco album! Originally released in 1983 and pressed at William Onyeabor’s vinyl plant (the blue vinyl replicates the original vinyl pressing) and features the in-demand cut, “Delectation” which saw an edit by Motor City Drum Ensemble. This new issue …

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Forgotten Treasures
Ambient

Midori Takada “Through The Looking Glass” (1983, Palto Flats Records)

Palto Flats & WRWTFWW Records are ecstatic to announce the highly-anticipated reissue of Japanese percussionist Midori Takada’s sought after and timeless ambient / minimal album “Through The Looking Glass”, originally released in 1983 by RCA Japan. Considered a Holy Grail of Japanese music by many, “Through The Looking Glass” is …

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Soul & Funk

Oluko Imo “Praise Jah” (1979, Invisible City)

Invisible City Editions is proud to officially re-release the sublime extended 12” version of “Praise Jah” with soaring vocals and wild electronics. Big tip! Oluko Imo was a Trinidadian born multi-instrumentalist, founder of the legendary spiritual afro jazz groups Mansa Musa and the Black Truth Rhythm Band. He moved to …

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Worldwide Sounds

Various Artists “Uzelli Psychedelic Anadolu” (1975 – 1984, Uzelli)

via Kudos: “Uzelli Psychedelic Anadolu” is a new, stimulating, and refreshing compilation of psychedelic sounds from Turkey, offering a new perspective with fresh names and undiscovered genres. Pressed for the first time on vinyl, released on CD and digital, all the tracks were discovered in Uzelli’s archives. Selected from thousands …

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