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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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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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Dj Mixes
Soul Soul & Funk

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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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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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Ego Ella May “Zero”

I always search for new artists that go into the “Future-soul / Neo-soul” category or whatever you want to call it these days. Albums by artists like Jesse Boykins III or Fatima finish in my top 5 every year and their LP’s end up being on constant rotation in my …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: David Porter “The Masquerade is Over” (1974)

To say that David Porter‘s Victim of the Joke LP was an ambitious album is an understatement. Billed as a soul opera, the album is full of overproduced arrangements and spoken word scripted excerpts between and during songs. Most of the record is confusing and overdone, but the final track …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Numonics “You Lied” (1982)

I’ve always had a soft spot for Soul songs with a very senstive subject matter yet an undeniable funky melody and instrumentation. Despite the song being about heartbreak, being deceived and cheated on you’ll find yourself two stepping to this beautiful midtempo soulful tune. Not much is known about Oakland’s …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Dolphin “Young Black Mind” (Fresh Selects Records)

via Fresh Selects: “Following up a noteworthy first year of releases with Mndsgn, Low Leaf and Coultrain – the Fresh Selects label are starting 2015 off with their first project that will debut a new artist to the world for the first time. Except in this case – this “new” …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Rhetta Hugues “You’re Doing It With Her” (1968)

If you love dancefloor killing soul music and have a slight preference for female voices then Rhetta Hugues’ “You’re doing it with her”, taken from her 1969 “Re-light my fire” LP, is a gem you should not sleep on anymore. Thick and groovy bassline, beautiful chorus voices, tight up-tempo Northern …

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Guest Mix
Soul

Guest Mix #45: ALSTON (Hawaii / NYC)

Since St-Valentine’s is just around the corner we figured we’d ask one of the biggest aficionados of Soul 45’s. ALSTON is originally from Hawaii, but based in NY for the last 9 years. About the mix in his own words: “Im not too good with words or describing things, but …

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Dj Mixes
Soul

Mix of the Day: Dr. Miette & Waxist “Soul Brothers”

Words via Dr. Miette & Waxist: “After many many hours of spinning records together at late nite gigs, Waxist Selecta and Dr Miette joined their efforts to elaborate this soul mixtape. Soul music has always been a musical link between the two DJs : they share a love for well-orchestred …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Doug Randle “Songs For the New Industrial State” (1970)

For anyone out there who’s feeling the the cold-weather blues, the global-issues blues, the “how-did-I-already-break-my-New-Years-resolution?” blues or any other form of despondency, here is something that will hopefully produce (at the very least) a quick, distracting and delightful daydream. Warm In The Sunshine is a radiantly optimistic psych-pop tune by …

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