Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Alice Clark “Alice Clark” (1972, Mainstream)

I have been obsessed with Alice Clark’s voice going on some time now. Her 1972 self-titled album on Mainstream Records just does everything right for me. Her voice is the perfect mixture of love, pain, longing, and hope. The best example of this on “Never Did I Stop Loving You”. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Eclectic

Sven Grünberg “Anima 1977-2001”

via Frotee:Estonian archival label Frotee is honoured to welcome Estonian electronic music pioneer Sven Grünberg to its discography. Frotee releases a 24-track compilation featuring Grünberg’s work for 10 animated films and 1 puppet-play, all music is previously unreleased on any physical format. Therefore, the release of “Anima 1977-2001” can be …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Lee Hazlewood “13” (1972)

via Light In The Attic: 13 was never supposed to be a Lee Hazlewood album. It is perhaps the strangest record in one of the most varied discographies in music. The bombastic brass-heavy funk, deep blues and soul paired with Hazlewood’s subterranean baritone would be best enjoyed with a tall …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

University of Love feat MBG “Vostok 3” (1992)

via Juno: Seminal sounds: Flash Forward rewind to 1992 where a silky soulful house was building on the firm foundations of Italo. Operating in his rare University Of Love guise, Giorgio Canepa (AKA longstanding Italian house pioneer MBG), laid down three stunning versions of pristine ground zero house music. Pure …

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Forgotten Treasures
Afro

Awa Poulo “Poulo Warali” (Awesome Tapes From Africa)

via Awesome Tapes From Africa: Awa Poulo is a singer of Peulh origin from Dilly commune, Mali, near the border with Mauritania. Largely pastoral and often nomadic, Peulh- (or Fula-)speaking peoples are found from Senegal to Ethiopia but predominate in the Sahel region of West Africa. Awesome Tapes From Africa …

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Forgotten Treasures
Electronic

The Microcosm : Visionary Music Of Continental Europe (1970-1986)

via Light In The Attic: The follow up to Light In The Attic’s game-changing I Am The Center box set is finally here. The Microcosm: Visionary Music Of Continental Europe, 1970-1986 is the first major overview of key works from cosmically-taped in artists needing little introduction — Vangelis, Ash Ra …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

The Other People Place “Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café” (2001)

via Bleep: “Fifteen years since its original release, The Other People Place’s Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café is finally made available again on vinyl. A long-standing favourite among the many legions of Warp fans and rightly considered to be one of the very best electronic albums of all time. It’s …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Stone Alliance “Stone Alliance” (1976)

I know for a fact that I passed up a worn version of this iconic newspaper-font album cover at Community Thrift in San Francisco years ago. I had no real reason to trust these smiling, toasting, well moustached dudes. They didn’t look tough enough, ya know? The cover lays out …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Dohnnie “Dancin Is Your Love” (1979)

via Juno: As always, Washington DC’ Peoples Potential Unlimited have resurfaced another rare-as-hens-teeth boogie number and, while we are madly in love with this label, we need to appreciate more just how important they’ve been to the survival of funk music in recent years. This time, it’s Donald Walker’s only …

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