Forgotten Treasure: The Jones Girls “You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco House / Techno Soul

Forgotten Treasure: The Jones Girls “You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else” (1979)

Jon Dasilva & Maceo Plex’s Love Somebody Else is a supreme House remix of the 1979 R&B hit by The Jones Girls – You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else. I heard it on a Maceo Plex mix many months ago and all I had to listen to since was …

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Forgotten Treasure: Yvonne Gage “Doin’ It In A Haunted House”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Yvonne Gage “Doin’ It In A Haunted House” (1984)

This is a rare and humorous take on Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and is a Halloween boogie gem. Yvonne Gage’s Doin’ It In A Haunted House was released in 1984 on CBS Records/CIM, and is the absolute definition of a disco one hit wonder that has long been forgotten. I bought …

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Forgotten Treasure: King Tim III “Charley Says”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: King Tim III “Charley Says” (1980)

King Tim III is considered by some to be the first ever recorded rapper (This has been argued and debated over the years). He first appeared on The Fatback Band‘s “Personality Jock” back in 1979, which peaked at #26 on the R&B charts, staying on there for eleven weeks. Most …

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Forgotten Treasure: Cloud One “Flying High”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Cloud One “Flying High” (1981)

If you’re into soul/disco/boogie etc, chances are you know Patrick Adams (or you just don’t know that you know him). Theoretically, a DJ could play entire sets exclusively comprised of Adams’ releases 1) without anyone noticing and 2) have it sound just as fresh, diverse, and down-right enjoyable as any …

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Forgotten Treasure: Lesette Wilson “Caveman Boogie”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Lesette Wilson “Caveman Boogie” (1981)

Pick by ANDY WILLIAMS (Montreal, Co-founder of The Goods) “Lesette Wilson was one of the first African-American electro-funk/rock producers, besides Nona Hendryx and Patti Labelle. She was the keyboardist for the famous Tom Brown Band,who was known for his classics “Funkin’ for Jamaica” and “Thighs High”. Lesette also worked with Fela …

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Forgotten Treasure: Belle Epoque “Miss Broadway”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Belle Epoque “Miss Broadway” (1978)

“Miss Broadway” is equal parts guilty pleasure and dollar bin treasure. One that may have dancers thinking that it’s this super rare and hard to find when in fact you’ve probably seen it a bunch of times in the 1 dollar bins and weren’t attracted by the cover art. Belle Epoque was a …

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Forgotten Treasure: Sade “The Balearic Sound of Sade”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Sade “The Balearic Sound of Sade”

Perfect end-of-summer lover’s vibes: four suitably sultry Balearic tracks by Sade. The third offering from the indisputably Balearic imprint Sunkissed Records comes in the shape of four dreamy tracks from the sultry Sade on a nice vinyl reissue. First up is the 7-minute US remix version of 1984’s ‘Hang On …

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MIMS “Forgotten Treasures Compilation #1″
Forgotten Treasures Compilations
Soul Worldwide Sounds

MIMS “Forgotten Treasures Compilation #1″

We’ve been keeping this one on the hush for a while now. Originally it was a compilation given away with any purchase of MIMS merch (sweet t-shirts & record bags here). If you’re a MIMS faithful reader then you know that the “forgotten treasures” picks has always been one of …

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Forgotten Treasure: Carly Simon “Why”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Carly Simon “Why” (1981)

What I love about our Forgotten Treasures section is that we pretty much make up the rules. Mainly, it doesn’t have to be about uber rare shit. We’re not trying to impress you all the time with our crazy knowledge of Italo Disco or long lost Russian Jazz. Sometimes a …

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Klymaxx
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Soul

Forgotten Treasure: KLYMAXX “Don’t Hide Your Love” (1982)

You could say Klymaxx was ahead of its time. The all-female band was brandishing the girl power ideology a decade before the onset of riotgrrl or the appearance of leather-clad starlets like Avril Lavigne. They released albums with titles such as “Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman” and “Girls …

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Future Classic: Funkineven & Fatima “Phoneline”
Future Classics
Beats Boogie / Funk / Disco Soul

Future Classic: Funkineven & Fatima “Phoneline”

It’s no secret to anyone that we are huge fans of pretty much anything that comes out of the EGLO Records catalog. I played with label boss Alexander Nut last year, an amazing DJ and just great tastemaker in general and a few weeks ago I played with Eglo co-founder …

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Forgotten Treasure: Midnight Express “Danger Zone”
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Midnight Express “Danger Zone” (1983)

Sometimes it’s just better to let a record speak for itself..or in this case the totally whacked out video for this boogie bomb. Tri-Fire records have made a slick 12” reissue so that everyone can enjoy 80’s funk band Midnight Express in all it’s jheri curled glory. This song with …

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