Forgotten Treasures
Eclectic

Basil Kirchin “Silicon Chip” (1979)

via Piccadilly Records: Back in the late 1970s, Basil Kirchin was in Hull, working on numerous projects, documentary scores and strange musical concepts. Silicon Chip is a rare surviving and most unusual work from the period, an unreleased (until now via Trunk Records) slice of jumping, plugged-in perfection presciently celebrating …

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House / Techno

Bottom Line Records “Bottom Line Retrospective”

via Phonica: Brooklyn NYC – 1990. Former Berklee college of music student Ed “The Red” Goltsman has already been locked away in the studio for the previous 5 years producing and playing on numerous underground Soul and Hip Hop records. His deep love of music and his involvement with these …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Frank Eddie “Forever / Love Has Never Passed Me By” (1978)

via Favorite Records: SOL DISCOS is honoured to introduce its 3rd reissue, with these two songs from Frank Eddie “Love Has Never Passed Me By” & “Forever”. While the original record’s been known by a handful connoisseurs, very few people are actually proud owners of it. Originally released on the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Brazil

Erasmo Carlos “Sonhos E Memorias 1941-1972”

via Light In The Attic: Erasmo Carlos has no counterpart in the universe of Anglophone pop music that could begin to hint at his relevance, popularity and his complex relationship with the only Brazilian pop star more universally recognized than himself, Roberto Carlos. He may be a beloved pop star …

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Electronic

Marcello Giombini “Computer Disco” (1982)

via Juno: Despite earning his reputation as a composer of religious music and cinematic soundtracks in the 1970s, Marcello Giombini was also something of an electronic music pioneer. He began to use synthesizers heavily in his work from the early ’70s onwards, embracing early music computers at the dawn of …

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Disco

BAB “Party & Get On Down” (1976)

via Athens Of The North: One of the best mid-tempo disco rarities (and we mean rare) to come out of the Deepfunk scene. When Keb Darge first played “Party & Get On Down” in the early 2000s in Soho it put a few noses out of joint as it was …

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House / Techno

Techno Soul “Expectations EP” (1992)

via Juno: House reissue label Mint Condition landed with a bang late last year, delivering a 12″ that accompanied Pepe Bradock’s peerless remix of Iz & Diz’s 2002 classic “Mouth” with two previously unheard reworks from the eccentric French producer. Here they offer a re-mastered re-press of Techno Soul’s sought-after …

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Soul

Hildergard Knef “Im Achzigsten Stockwerk” (1970, Decca Records)

In the world of vinyl, Germany is famous for its great classical pressings and the undeniable influence of Krautrock on modern electronic music. That’s why I was so surprised to find a smooth and downright funky track on Hildegard Knef’s 1970 LP. Indeed the song Im Achzigsten Stockwerk highlights the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Rashied Ali & Frank Lowe “Duo Exchange” (1973, Survival Records)

via Boomkat: Incendiary and rare free jazz ripper from Rashied Ali & Frank Lowe from 1973. Out of print on vinyl ever since and a fierce addition to any jazz or avant-garde shelf. From Thurston Moore’s Top Ten Free Jazz Underground (1996): “Frank Lowe has been studying and playing a …

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