Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Peter Hunnigale “Untamed Love” (1986, Jamwax)

via Jamwax: Peter Hunnigale aka Mr. Honeyvibes was born in South London on December 12th, 1960. Peter Hunnigale was to develop into one of Britain’s most formidable reggae ‘Lovers Rock’ artist of our time. It was clear at a tender age Peter’s main interest was in music and being born …

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Forgotten Treasures
Electronic

Peter Westheimer “Cool Change” (1981-1993, Left Ear Records)

What do you need to know about Peter Westheimer? Well, he’s a medical doctor, played violin in the Australian Youth Orchestra, he’s been an actor, a former deputy mayor, a street theatre performer and a documentary soundtrack composer. Peter has led such a rich life that it is no wonder …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Charles Earland “Coming To You Live” (1980, Columbia)

via SOTU: Official Sony / Columbia reissue of Charles Earland’s Coming To You Live another one of those rare infectious 12″ releases which has grown in stature over the years. Championed by big names such as Gilles Peterson, Theo Parrish and Moodymann, it has become a firm favourite with DJs …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Alice Coltrane “The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda” (1982-1995, Luaka Bop

There is a prodigious stretch of time between 1967 and 1973 where Alice Coltrane released daunting and spiritual music, that continues to extend beyond the jazz genre. Her penchant for combining blues, bebop, classical, gospel and eastern music compositional styles cannot be limited to one uniform moniker. Pharoah Sanders, Ron …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Various Artists “ETHIOPIQUES BOX 7” (Heavenly Sweetness)

via Rush Hour: RSD exclusive release; box set of 6 Ethiopian 7″ reissues. Many of the tracks were later included on the iconic Ethiopiques series of albums and compilations, which brought the treasures of the Ethiopian music scene of the ’60s and ’70s to a wider audience. The original 7″s …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Al Massrieen “Habibi Funk 006: Modern Music” (1970, Habibi Funk)

via Boomkat: Disco, Funk and modernized Arabic Pop from Egypt! “In the beginning of Habibi Funk, our search was focussed on vinyl records. Around a year ago though, we got to the point where we realized that it became substantially harder to discover music that we enjoyed and hadn’t heard …

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Forgotten Treasures
Electronic

Jan Jelinek “Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records” (2001, Faitiche)

via Juno: These days, we’re all familiar with Jan Jelinek’s trademark brand of dusty, dubbed-out, jazz-sampling downtempo explorations. That wasn’t the case when “Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records”, his acclaimed debut album, first appeared back in 2001. It has since become an in-demand item, making this reissue more than handy. It remains a fine …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Tewolde Redda “Eritrea’s Guitar Pioneer Singles 1970-73” (1970, Domino Sound)

via Boomkat: A fascinating and engaging compilation of Tewolde Redda’s milestone singles for the Philips, Amha and Yared labels c. 1970-73. This album includes songs that are all responsible for revolutionizing traditional Eritrean music, with innovative use of amplified kirar, electric guitar and horns – as thoroughly outlined in the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Rupa Biswas “Disco Jazz” (1982, Ovular Records)

via Piccadilly: After adding a heaped teaspoon of spice to the Piccadilly Records pot with two volumes of “Early Pakistani Dance Music”, Ovular return to the shelves with a red hot reissue of THE Indian disco holy grail. Engineered at Calgary’s Living Room Studios in 1982, “Disco Jazz” was the …

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