Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Dwight Sykes “On The Rocks” (1980, PPU)

via PPU: We are gonna call this one Dwight’s Baby… “On The Rocks” was written and produced by Dwight Sykes for L.U.S.T. Productions. The album he would have released in 1980 is complete. Cell phone shadow photography by Dwight Sykes. On The Rocks by Dwight Sykes Dwight Sykes aka Sporty Cat, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Maryn E. Coote “Maskeraade” (PPU)

via PPU: Our debut compilation from our favourite femme, Maryn E. Coote. This compilation features previously released material featured on PPU-061 with her son Uku Kuut. Suggestive gave us access to the endless trove of studio recordings, out-takes, demos, and new material from the Estonian-Swedish singer/songwriter. Maskeraad by Maryn E. Coote …

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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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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Dwight Sykes & Jahari “Fire & Desire”

Guest contribution from: Andrew Morgan (Peoples Potential Unlimited) “When Dwight Sykes gets down and dirty repairing one of the trucks for his father’s refuse business, he thinks as much about cranking out songs as he does fixing a crankshaft. He has a dream and he figures he can write his own …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: G.G. & Company “Thinking About You” (1984)

via PPU: After 30+ years of being on the shelf, G.G. & Company‘s EP “Thinking About You” is going for World Wide Distribution. Starting out in Washington, Pennsylvania, USA, and growing up on the streets of Linn Town, “GW” Gerald Ward and vocalist Gary Lovell followed a dream to simply …

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