Sivuca - Ain't No Sunshine
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Sivuca “Ain’t No Sunshine” (1973)

Another forgotten treasure recovered from the 24 Hour vinyl marathon we did last week. This one is from our good homie Tronald Trump. He played the mid day set and had the studio and the chat room vibing the whole time! Tons of great Stones Throw / Doom type of …

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Forgotten Treasure: Kaori “Good Life”
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Kaori “Good Life”

Another forgotten treasures pick out of the crazy 24 Hour Vinyl Marathon event this one is from the homie Scott C aka The Incubator. Scott showed up to my house at 8am for his set and I had just woken up for a 3 hour power nap, luckily Phil Sparkz …

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The Best of Mark De Clive-Lowe – Mixed by DJ Spinna
Mix Of The Day
House / Techno Soul

The Best of Mark De Clive-Lowe – Mixed by DJ Spinna

Today, it’s with great pleasure to share this extraordinary mix by the one and only DJ Spinna. The Best of Mark de Clive-Lowe mixed by the legendary DJ Spinna includes 34 tracks of MdCL productions, remixes and collaborations with Kenny Dope (Masters At Work), DJ Spinna, Phil Asher (Restless Soul), …

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Krystale - Caught Up
Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Krystale “Caught Up” (Live Session)

2011 has been a big big year for homegrown talent from Montreal. So happy to discover tons of up and coming talent start to make a name for themselves this year. On the soul side of things, three ladies of MTL have released great albums or EP’s in the last …

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Future Classic: Colonel Red “Can We Work It Out”
Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Colonel Red “Can We Work It Out”

Colonel Red is a half-Jamaican, half-English singer/producer has worked alongside an eclectic mix of respected soul artists including Teddy Pendergrass, Anita Baker, Bugz In The Attic, Amp Fiddler, and many more. In addition to his collaborative work, Colonel Red has released three albums: 2005′s Blue Eye Blak and 2009′s Sweet …

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Forgotten Treasure: D’Angelo “Spanish Joint” (95 North Remix)
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: D’Angelo “Spanish Joint” (95 North Remix)

Seeing as I read some promising news about D’Angelo‘s new record I thought I’d share one of my favorite forgotten treasures from him. I got this on vinyl probably 10 years ago and have been playing it pretty much ever since. Come to think of it I should buy a …

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Forgotten Treasure: Willie Lindo “Far & Distant”
Forgotten Treasures
Reggae Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Willie Lindo “Far & Distant” (1974)

A legendary session guitarist as well as producer for such greats as Beres Hammond and Maxi Priest, Willie Lindo is much too bright a gemstone to be left uncovered. I stumbled onto him on one of my YouTube-digging runs with the homie 80rock when we discovered Midnight, a sumptuous piece …

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The Anthony Hamilton Project by Bamalovesoul
Soul

The Anthony Hamilton Project by Bamalovesoul

Another lovely project by BamaLoveSoul, one of my favorite Soul-oriented websites out there. In case you weren’t aware, Carolina soulman Anthony Hamilton is currently on tour in the effort to drum up some buzz for the December 13th release of his new “Back To Love” LP. He’s always been one …

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Sa-Ra Creative Partners “Episode III: Exodus to Earth”
Mix Of The Day
Beats Soul

Sa-Ra Creative Partners “Episode III: Exodus to Earth”

Enter Episode III: Exodus to Earth, the final act in the Sa-Ra Creative Partners podcast trilogy. Exhibiting the various styles employed by the trio of Om’Mas Keith, Shafiq Husayn and Taz Arnold, the music found in this third installment ranges from soothing soul to funkdadelic jams then back again. Expanding their sonic empire, …

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Roger Troutman on The Talkbox
Video Digs
Soul

Roger Troutman on The Talkbox (Video Soul 1987)

Roger Troutman (November 29, 1951 — April 25, 1999) was the lead singer of the band Zapp who helped spearhead the Funk movement and heavily influenced West Coast hip hop due to the scene’s heavy sampling of his music over the years. Troutman was well known for his use of …

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Forgotten Treasure: Lee Dorsey “Yes We Can”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Lee Dorsey “Yes We Can” (1970)

I remember playing this one out this summer at a street jam outside. I was hanging with a fellow digger Ilya and he was surprised about this track. He didn’t know that “Yes We Can” popularized in 1974 by the Pointer Sisters was actually originally written by New Orleans funk …

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Forgotten Treasure: David Ruffin “I Want You Back”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: David Ruffin “I Want You Back”

Motown Records was pretty famous for having tons of artists have a go at the classics of the label. Guess it’s save a lot of money on the rights and when you’ve got all tons of classics it’s just good business. There are a couple of versions of ABC’s “I …

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