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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Perk Badger “Do Your Stuff” (1966)

Last week we wrote about some of the absolute worst examples of advertising campaigns using music or featuring the musicians as celebrity endorsers. (Link) On the flip side, sometimes it does work out brilliantly. In this case, Nike of the best advertisers of the last 40 years goes digging deep …

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Flying Lotus “Lovers Melt #1-2-3″ (Free Download)
Mix Of The Day
Beats Soul

Flying Lotus “Lovers Melt #1-2-3″ (Free Download) + 4 (Stream)

We’re always intrigued to know about the musical influences of some of our favorite artists. We started a mix series called “Forgotten Treasures” where we ask our favorite people to make us a mix based on their influences (link). So when Flying Lotus started making his Lovers Melt mixes, we …

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Future Classics
Beats Soul

Future Classic: Thundercat “The Beyond / Where Giants Roam”

via Brainfeeder: Virtuoso bassist and singer-songwriter Stephen Bruner aka Thundercat returns to the Brainfeeder fold with his first solo material in two years, having already made outstanding contributions to not one, but two, of the greatest albums of 2015 – To Pimp a Butterfly and The Epic – by fellow …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Leon Ware “Musical Massage” (1976)

On my top 5 albums of all time lies Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You”. When it comes to pure sensual soul nothing tops the mix of Marvin’s voice with the amazing mix of musicality that weaves its way throughout that album. It is an album I have heard my entire …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Taxie “Rock Don’t Stop” (1979)

via EGLO / Melodies: For the inaugural release of Eglo’s sister label Melodies, We bring back a rare disco crossover anthem by Taxie. Formed in Oakland, California in 1978 the band recorded Rock Dont Stop & pressed up limited quantities. Remastered from the original tapes, this uplifting dance-floor gem is …

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Forgotten Treasure: Five Stairsteps “Danger She’s a Stranger”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Five Stairsteps “Danger She’s a Stranger” (1967)

The Five Stairsteps we’re the original ‘First Family of Soul’ (before the J5) and literally grew up through the Chicago Soul tradition. Danger! She’s a Stranger features mature harmonies from a group of tweens and the song itself is a risky attempt at hovering between melancholic and joyful tones. The …

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Mix Of The Day
Soul

Mix of the Day: Matthew Africa “Twee Funk Mix”

If you’ve read my past posts your no “stranger” to the fact I love the classic “soul groups” and that one of my favorite varieties is Kiddie Soul aka Jackson 5 clones. Well orchestrated angelic voices singing about puppy love was the hot selling material back in the 60s and …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Eddie Hinton “I Can’t Be Me” (1980)

Eddie Hinton fits right into to the Forgotten Treasures section. An overlooked musical talent that was destined for big things which unfortunately never materialized. Legendary record man Jerry Wexler once called him “the next big thing” after hearing him play a studio session. Wexler also later referred to Hinton as “the …

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Playlists
Soul

DETROIT ’67 – by Stuart Cosgrove

A couple days ago we ordered a book titled “Detroit ’67” by journalist, broadcaster who was involved with BBC, NME, The Face to name a few. We are only a few pages into it but so far we can’t put it down, a fascinating chronicle of Soul Music, Street Crime …

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Mix Of The Day
Boogie / Funk / Disco Soul

Mix of the Day: Soirées Textures – Spring / Summer Mix

A really nice mix from the Soirées Textures duo (Alexandre Laflamme and MIMS’ very own David Cantin) from Quebec city brings together a spring-early summer vibe vinyl only mix that reaches way across the disco funk soul feel. Enjoy! You’ll be bumping this one all summer long! TRACKLIST 1. Brenda …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Norman Weeks & Revelations “Hold On” (Rent Productions)

This amazing slice of disco-funk with a gospel touch has been a favorite of mine for a number of years now. I love playing this one in the dying moments of a club night filled with beautiful music and people. Since I played this one last night at our monthly …

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Soul

James Mason long-lost tracks will finally see the light of day (via Rush Hour)

via Rush Hour: “Over three decades after “Rhythm Of Life”, James Mason rediscovered tapes with more recordings from that period. “The Dance Of Life” (ft. Bernard Purdie on drums and Fonda Rae on backing vocals) and “Up Jump” are the first two tracks taken from the “Recollection Echo” album that …

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