Forgotten Treasure: The SIlvertones “Rejoice Jah Jah Children”
Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: The SIlvertones “Rejoice Jah Jah Children” (1973)

My original daily forgotten treasure for today was The Upsetter’s “Rejoicing Skank” from 1973 on Black Ark Records, that is before I heard the original vocal version of this. “Rejoice Jah Jah Children” by The Silvertones produced by Lee Scratch Perry. What an incredible roots track. Great lyrics and harmonies, …

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Forgotten Treasure: Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio “Still in The Groove”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio “Still in The Groove” (1981)

This one is from my secret stash. I’ve been playing this track at pretty much every opportunity ever since Montreal homie Dj Kobal told me about it 5-6 years ago. What’s great about it is that it’s not rare at all. It’s a pretty common early 80’s record from Ray …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Dj Deeon “Spatikus” (1996)

I was doing some digging around my record in preparation for a “juke” gig last friday and came across a few records I had lying around in a small pile of “ghetto tech” and the foundations of that juke sound, now so popular because of top notch producers like Machine …

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Forgotten Treasure: Angie Stone “No More Rain”
Forgotten Treasures
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: Angie Stone “No More Rain” Wookie Remix (2000)

The turn of the century was bright time for the UK Garage movement, and its blossoming army of producers. Among the front lines was Jason Chue aka Wookie, who lit up the new millennium with his classic singles “Battle” and “What’s Goin On?”. If that wasn’t enough fire for one …

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Freddie Hubbard - Love Connection
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Freddie Hubbard “Sunflower” (1980)

I like hunting for obscure samples but I also like when more obvious samples are used by a bunch of different producers in different genres: the “Amen Brother” drum break, the keys from Donald Byrd‘s “Think Twice”, pretty much all the Bob James records on CTI. My own personal story …

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Forgotten Treasure: Jackie Beavers “Mr. Bump Man”
Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Jackie Beavers “Mr. Bump Man” (1975)

Since I was talked about the CD release of the awesome collection of edits from Detroit’s Theo Parrish called “UGLY Edits” I figured i’d post at least one original version of one of those refixes. I didn’t know about this track before Christian Pronovost played it this summer at a …

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Forgotten Treasure: Roy Ayers “Chicago” (1983)
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Roy Ayers “Chicago” (1983)

In the category of tracks and artists that were before their time let me present “Chicago” by the criminally underrated Roy Ayers. This is the very foundation of house music, and is it any coincidence that the title bears the name of the birthplace of house music. I’m sure that …

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Forgotten Treasure: Pharoahe Monch “Queens”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Pharoahe Monch “Queens” (1999)

Pharoahe Monch’s solo debut Internal Affairs was a departure from the music he made as a member of subterranean staple Organized Konfusion. While pretty “hard”, this album had a lot more fun and soul than one might expect from an album coming out on Rawkus in 1999.“Queens” wasn’t exactly one of the …

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Forgotten Treasure: Chez Damier “Untitled”
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Chez Damier “Untitled” (1993)

One of wonderful things about underground electronic is that since 99% of it never crossed over or had any catchy lyrics, there is a significant amount of tracks and artists that just age amazingly well. There is a big 90’s house revival going on right now but personally i’ve always …

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