Forgotten Treasure: Angie Stone “No More Rain”
Forgotten Treasures
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: Angie Stone “No More Rain” Wookie Remix (2000)

The turn of the century was bright time for the UK Garage movement, and its blossoming army of producers. Among the front lines was Jason Chue aka Wookie, who lit up the new millennium with his classic singles “Battle” and “What’s Goin On?”. If that wasn’t enough fire for one …

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Freddie Hubbard - Love Connection
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Freddie Hubbard “Sunflower” (1980)

I like hunting for obscure samples but I also like when more obvious samples are used by a bunch of different producers in different genres: the “Amen Brother” drum break, the keys from Donald Byrd‘s “Think Twice”, pretty much all the Bob James records on CTI. My own personal story …

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Forgotten Treasure: Jackie Beavers “Mr. Bump Man”
Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Jackie Beavers “Mr. Bump Man” (1975)

Since I was talked about the CD release of the awesome collection of edits from Detroit’s Theo Parrish called “UGLY Edits” I figured i’d post at least one original version of one of those refixes. I didn’t know about this track before Christian Pronovost played it this summer at a …

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Forgotten Treasure: Roy Ayers “Chicago” (1983)
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Roy Ayers “Chicago” (1983)

In the category of tracks and artists that were before their time let me present “Chicago” by the criminally underrated Roy Ayers. This is the very foundation of house music, and is it any coincidence that the title bears the name of the birthplace of house music. I’m sure that …

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Forgotten Treasure: Pharoahe Monch “Queens”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Pharoahe Monch “Queens” (1999)

Pharoahe Monch’s solo debut Internal Affairs was a departure from the music he made as a member of subterranean staple Organized Konfusion. While pretty “hard”, this album had a lot more fun and soul than one might expect from an album coming out on Rawkus in 1999.“Queens” wasn’t exactly one of the …

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Forgotten Treasure: Chez Damier “Untitled”
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Chez Damier “Untitled” (1993)

One of wonderful things about underground electronic is that since 99% of it never crossed over or had any catchy lyrics, there is a significant amount of tracks and artists that just age amazingly well. There is a big 90’s house revival going on right now but personally i’ve always …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Johnny Clarke “None Shall Escape The Judgement” (1975)

Born in Kingston January in 1955 Johnny Clarke grew up in the Kingston ghetto of Whitfield Town. None Shall Escape the Judgment was originally an Earl Zero (Earl Johnson) from Greenwich Town, record with Clarke as backing singer, but Lee took the tape to engineer Sid Bucknor at Treasure Isle …

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Forgotten Treasure: Lee Dorsey “Give it up”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Lee Dorsey “Give it up” (1969)

This track proves that when you ask for certain things nicely, you just might get lucky. Or you can just put on this great track which deserves a spot on everyone’s “let’s get it on” playlist. Lee Dorsey was an R&B singer from Louisiana singer during the 1960s. Much of …

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Forgotten Treasure: Soul Clan “That’s How It Feels”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Soul Clan “That’s How It Feels” (1968)

The Soul Clan were a short-lived but legendary supergroup comprised of some of the biggest names in ’60s soul, their proper recording career amounted to a mere two songs, but the act’s lineup was enough to make any R&B aficionado take notice: Solomon Burke, Arthur Conley, Don Covay, Ben E. …

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