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Soul / Funk / Jazz

  • 01. Messages From The Stars
    02. Roll Me Down To Rio
    03. Perfumed Garden (with Scented Strings)
    04. Hunger For Your Jungle Love
    05. Sam The Samba Man
    06. Winter Love
    07. Tears and Rain
    08. Two Bodies
    09. Party Games
    10. Riding On A Fantasy
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    RAH BAND

    Going Up

    [engl] First ever vinyl reissue of this sought–after synth–pop /cosmic disco / funk / boogie album from 1983! Lots of Vocoder, analogue synths & keyboards, heavy drum machines, spacey vocals, bossa / Brazilian touches, cosmic effects... The RAH Band was the brainchild of legendary English producer & arranger Richard Hewson. They debuted in 1977 with the cosmic glam hit "The Crunch", on which Richard, an accomplished multi–instrumentalist, played all the instruments himself. In 1983, he released "Going Up" the second RAH Band album, where he also played most of the instruments himself, helped by several drummers, a brass section and the sweet vocals of his wife Liz Hewson. Including massive club classics like "Messages From The Stars", "Perfumed Garden" and more. A 1980’s classic which has influenced everyone in the dance scene from Daft Punk and Goldfrapp to Richard X, Dam Funk or Cornelius.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    16.01.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    19,90 EUR
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  • 01. Dejé de Quererte
    02. Volveré a Soñar
    03. No Me Quieres, No
    04. El Chico Que Yo Más Quiero
    05. Ya No Te Guardo Rencor
    06. Todo Pasó
    07. Tu Mal Comportamiento
    08. No Llores Más
    09. Yo Sé Que Tú Me Querías
    10. Buscando Alegría
    11. Serás Mi Luz
    12. Quiero Que Tú Me Beses
    13. Son Las Cosas Del Amor
    14. Eres Fiel A Tus Caprichos.
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    MORENA Y CLARA

    No llores más

    [engl] The apparition of Spanish female duo Las Grecas with their Gipsy–Rock sound in the 70s created quite a boom in the Spanish market at the time and paved the way for other similar gipsy–rock duos. Morena y Clara were one of them. Launched by bizarre flamenco producer Lauren Postigo, they released a string of 45s and three LPs (highly sought after now) for the Discophon label. They mixed Rumba, Flamenco, Psychedelic Rock, Funk and Disco Music featuring an amazing production (heavy drums, fuzz–wah–phaser electric guitars, Moog, Hammond) over the wild flamenco female vocals of the duo. Featuring their psychotronic hits like "No llores más", "Dejé de quererte", "Buscando alegría" and more.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    07.12.2017
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
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  • 01. A La Pelota
    02. Anana Hip
    03. La Hawaiana
    04. El Desgrasiao
    05. Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
    06. Macarrones
    07. Oh La La
    08. Gitana Real
    09. Maria Lisi
    10. La Piragua
    11. El Matarile
    12. El Despertador
    13. El Co... Collar
    14. Urtain, El K.O. y Olé
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    VARGAS "La Terremoto", DOLORES

    Anana Funk Hip 1970–1975

    [engl] "Dolores Vargas was our wildest performer, our Spanish Tina Turner, Ikettes–era. In my opinion, she was a better dancer and singer than Lola Flores but she never received the same media attention than the famous Lola. Maybe it’s better this way. Dolores Vargas is wine for sommeliers and since now, music for connoisseurs." – Txarly Brown Here’s an anthology dedicated to the ’70s period of Dolores Vargas, known as "The Earthquake" due to her wild and frenzied dancing style. In these songs, released 1970–1975, you’ll hear killer sound and production mixing Funk, Rock and Pop with the powerful vocal style of "The Earthquake". Including real gipsy–funk bombs like "A la pelota" "Anana Hip" or "La Hawaiana" along with her bizarre cover version of "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" and much more. If you’re looking from Flamenco Funk and groovy Rumba Pop, look no further.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    07.12.2017
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
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  • 01. Description Automatique D’un Paysage Désolé
    02. Souvenir De L’OIseau
    03. Souvenir De L’OIseau (Autre Version 2)
    04. Description Automatique D’un Paysage Désolé (Autre Version)
    05. La Tour Saint-Jacques
    06. Souvenir De L’OIseau (Autre Version)
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    FRANCOIS TUSQUES

    Free Jazz

    [engl] 
    As Finders Keepers disobedient little-sister-label reaches her 20th (release) anniversaries Cacophonic Records are proud to present a record that will not only leave rare record collectors salivating but will open ambitious ears to a truly pioneering album from the seldom celebrated and individualistic micro-genre that is French free Jazz. Comprising some of the earliest uninhibited performances from key musicians behind records by Serge Gainsbourg, Jef Gilson, Triangle, Don Cherry, Barbara and countless other groundbreaking European jazz records and freakish films, this LP captures the birth of an exciting movement that would soon earn its Parisian birthplace as the go-to European spiritual home of improvised and avant-garde music. Spearheaded by polymath pianist and composer François Tusques this 1965 French LP coined the phrase “free jazz” before the American genre of the same name had fully taken shape and packed its suitcase; laying the foundations (alongside Jef Gilson’s Enfin!) for a unique satellite brand of jazz that would later provide visiting afro American avant-gardeners with a vibrant Parisian platform. Having recorded a very rare single in celebration of the architect Le Corbusier in late 1964 Tusques was lucky enough to play live with Don Cherry (a key player on Ornette Coleman’s 1961 Free Jazz LP) thus planting a pedigreed seed for this vibrant cultivar.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    17.11.2017
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
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  • 01. Badami Nainon Wale
    02. Naughty Boy
    03. Aesi Chalo Na
    04. I Am Black Beauty
    05. Karye Pyar
    06. Yeh Aaj Mujhko Kya Huwa
    07. Good News For You
    08. Some Say I Am Sweety
    09. What Can I Do
    10. Sheeshe Ki Botal
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    NAHID AKHTAR

    I am black beauty

    [engl] 
    “I am black beauty… love me!” A forthright enough request, one would think, from an artist whose music was indeed loved, revered and which played a hugely influential and omnipresent role in Lahore’s vibrant cinematic patchwork that covered the late 1970s and early 1980s. However, until now, it seems that this lost love letter to a potential global audience of millions of sonic suitors has been caught up in the pesky Pakistani postal system. Nahid Akhtar needs a connection. Don’t blame the Khyber Mail. In a neat and tidy career that spanned exactly ten years, Nahid Akhtar came, saw and conquered, then relatively disappeared without even thinking about buying the t-shirt. Disrobing the vibrant finery that interweaved textures of Ghazals, classical music, Punjabi folk songs and Qawwalis (not forgetting a wide range of progressive pop music penned for the Pakistani picture house) from which this records track list is lovingly gathered. It is virtually unfathomable that the multifarious music of Nahid Akhtar, combining textures, tempos, technologies, global influences and multi-cultural languages (and all this within the opening seconds of a song!), didn’t open the door to international stardom to match that of Asha Bhosle or Lata Mangeshkar from India.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    17.11.2017
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
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  • 01. TONGO Y SU GRUPO IMAGINACIÓN – “Tu Retrato”
    02. CHACALÓN Y LA NUEVA CREMA – “Amor Ideal”
    03. LA MERMELADA – “Embriágame”
    04. LOS OVNIS – “A Mi Ley”
    05. GRUPO ALEGRÍA – “Vuelve Pronto”
    06. GRUPO MARAVILLA – “Felices Momentos”
    07. CHACALÓN Y LA NUEVA CREMA – “Otro Dueño”
    08. PINTURA ROJA – “El Chinito”
    09. LOS SHAPIS – “Arco Iris Musical”
    10. CUARTETO UNIVERSAL – “El Apagón”
    11. GRUPO HALLEY – “Busco A Mi Padre” 12. LOS DESTELLOS – “Trigueñuela”
    13. GRUPO CELESTE – “Aborto”
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    V/A

    El Apagon. Peruvian Chicha from the Horóscopo Vaults, 1978 - 1988

    [engl] Founded by Juan Campos in 1977, the Horoscopo label was the major outlet for the real Peruvian chicha sound: a surreal and irresistible blend of psychedelic fuzztone guitars, infectious echo drenched vocals, electronic keyboards and tropical / Andean rhythms. During its 15 years of existence, Discos Horóscopo was the home of the biggest names of the chicha sound. From the legendary Chacalón & La Nueva Crema to Los Destellos, Los Ovnis, Grupo Alegria… We present the first ever compilation dedicated to this groundbreaking Peruvian label. 11 tracks taken from rare 45s and LPs. “It was these groups that, as part of a cultural complex where Discos Horóscopo had a central role, built and developed the stage of "chicha music", filling the lives of thousands of men and women who made us of their right to joy in a changing yet greatly convulsed environment that, nevertheless, offered opportunities to build a better life in the future.” – Carlos Leyva Arroyo
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    16.11.2017
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
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  • 01. Gol
    02. Baila La Rumba
    03. El Gitano Andrés
    04. Toma Que Dle
    05. Recuerdos
    06. Temporal
    07. Tamara
    08. Déjame
    09. Sacromonte
    10. Marinero
    11. Por Culpita De Mi Mal Pensá
    12. Vente Conmigo
    13. Si Te Quiero
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    TRIGAL

    Baila Mi Rumba

    [engl] Gypsy rumba–funk & flamenco pop courtesy of TRIGAL, the grooviest & funkiest band from the Spanish ’70s rumba scene. 13 tracks taken from their sought after LPs and 45s, originally released on the legendary Belter label, 1976–77. Heavy drums, percussion, deep bass, wah wah, electric guitar, horns, funk / blaxpoitation touches, gypsy female vocals...
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    29.09.2017
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
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  • 01. Las Penas (La Caña)
    02. Si Yo Volviera A Nacer (Aires De Huelva)
    03. Tiene Bigotes (Tanguillos)
    04. Yo Soy Nube Pasajera (Bamberas) – 05. Navegan Mis Pensamientos (Alegrías)
    06. A Nadie Se Le Ha "Ocurrío"
    07. Eres Lava De Un Volcán (Javeras) – B3: Sufrimientos (Tangos)
    08. Y La Razón (Seguiriyas)
    09. Mis Venas (Malagueña)
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    TURRONERO, EL

    New Hondo

    [engl] An otherworldly mix of Cosmic Disco, Funk, Boogie and traditional Flamenco styles by Spanish "cantaor" El Turronero!! Featuring the legendary Josep Llobell (Oliver’s Planet, Enterprise...) at the controls. "New Hondo" was originally released in 1980 on the Spanish Belter label and in a similar way to Camarón’s "La leyenda del tiempo", it was an adventurous project where the producers tried to modernize traditional flamenco music. Featuring an amazing studio production (analogue keyboards, synths, disco drums & orchestrations, electric sitar...), it includes the cosmic disco classic "Las Penas", the psychedelic funk of "Si yo volviera a nacer" and more.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    29.09.2017
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
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  • 01. Maurice Alcindor - Sekirité sociale
    02. Gabby Siarras - Sauvagement sexy
    03. Les Bois sirop - Je voudrais danser avec toi
    04. Dany Play - Mais tu sais
    05. David Martial - Jerk vidé
    06.Le Ry-co Jazz - Pipi poh
    07. Le Ry-co Jazz - Tu bois beaucoup
    08. Joby Valente - Disque la rayé
    09.Fred Aucagos - Ti Mam'zelle
    10. Dany Play - Pourquoi pas
    11.Les Vickings - Puchi's boogaloo
    12. Monsieur X - Ou qué di moin
    13. Henri Debs - Ou pas z'amis en moin
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    V/A

    DISQUE LA RAYé - 60's FRENCH WEST INDIES BOO-BOO-GALOO

    [engl] 
    Suddenly, as soon as the first piano notes are heard, a hysterical frenzy transcends the venue: musicians waddle onto the stage, dancers rush on the dancefloor, their patent shoes gliding on the lacquered wood flooring, and everyone sings along to the rhythm of “Haaa… bi-bi!”. Each performance brings the same madness, and night clubs all over New York are shaking. Joe Cuba’s sextet skyrockets to fame with their new song, cunningly named « Bang Bang ». Many similar deflagrations would soon shake ballrooms across the Big Apple. Over the year 1966, a new pulse spreads like wildfire on the sidewalks of Spanish Harlem and local radio waves. “This is boogaloo”, you could hear. Like no music genre ever before, it brought together African Americans and Latinos. The two communities had been attending the same parties for a while, but they wouldn’t boogie to the same tracks: as Black people waited for the rhythm n blues and soul tunes, Latinos saved their energy for the cha-cha-cha and pachanga. As the ultimate musical syncretism of popular genres in the Barrio, boogaloo is often described at « the first Nuyorican music ». Purists claim that you can hear the premises of the genre in the cover of “Watermelon Man” by Mongo Santamaria, or in Ray Barretto’s “El Watusi” in 1963.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    04.07.2017
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
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    CD
    Release-Datum
    04.07.2017
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
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  • 01. Israel Suite
    02. Mes Histories Bleues
    03. Voyage Sous La Mer
    04. Alice Aux Miroirs
    05. Autre Fois
    06. Entre Ses Cils
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    RUPTURE

    Israel Suite / Dominante En Bleu

    [engl] Impossible to find Spiritual Jazz / Funk / Groove / Psych rarity from France, 1973. Rupture was born when famous French songwriter Boris Bergman (France Gall, Dalida, etc) decided to record a conceptual album about the history of Israel. He approached ace drummer and singer Sylvain Krief (Airto Fogo, Michel Fugain, Aznavour, Clark Terry, Bud Powell, etc) and soon, other musicians joined: Jean–François Jenny–Clark (Don Cherry, Steve Lacy, etc) on bass, Georges Locatelli (Total Issue) on guitar, Jean–Pierre Mas (piano, organ, guitar, vocals...) In resume, Rupture was a kind of super–group featuring some of the best musicians from the Euro jazz / progressive / fusion scene. It also included collaborations by Michel Fugain and Nicole Croisille. The album was recorded over a period of three months and the result was released as a very limited private pressing with help from the Futura label. Arranged by Sylvain Krief and Jean–Pierre Mas, "Israel Suite" included a side–long suite on side A and shorter songs on Side B. An incredible mix of vocal / spiritual jazz, funk, progressive, jazz–pop, psych...
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    03.07.2017
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
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  • 01. Orion Awakes
    02. Stellar Launch
    03. Godhead Dance
    04. Jupiter & Beyond (Signal / Noise / Rebirth)
    05. The Returning
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    GOLEM

    Orion Awakes

    [engl] A glorious blend of Space–Rock, Kraut and Psychedelia courtesy of the mysterious Golem. Plenty of Hammond organ, analogue synths, ripping guitar, effects, trippy jams..."Orion Awakes" was recorded and produced circa 1976 by Toby Robinson a.k.a. Genius P. Orridge, while he worked as second engineer at the famous Dierks Studio in Cologne. Memories from those hazy times are sketchy but all leads to believe that the musicians featured here were well–known names from the Kraut scene under pseudonyms, recording 100% underground, non–commercial music under Toby’s guidance, just for fun. Apparently, "Orion Awakes" was released as a very limited hand–made pressing housed in a silver foil sleeve on the Pyramid label, which was ran by Toby and his friend Robin Page, the Fluxus artist. No original copies have ever been found. The fascinating liner notes by Kraut expert Alan Freeman talk about seeing an original copy of Golem at a record shop in Germany many years ago and he also sheds some light on who could be the real musicians involved, as well as discussing the controversial story of the Pyramid label and the accusations of Golem being a manufactured 90s "fake" instead of a real vintage 70s recording.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    03.07.2017
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
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  • 01. Hagámoslo Juntos
    02. Voy Desnuda
    03. Machos
    04. Lograremos Volar
    05. Acaríciame
    06. ¡Gózame Ya!
    07. ¡Quítate El Sostén!
    08. Espacial
    09. Hagamos El Amor
    10. ¡Qué Calor!
    11. Mi Chico Favorito
    12. Un Sitio Bajo El Sol
    13. Tócame
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    ESTRADA, SUSANA

    The sexadelic disco–funk sound of...

    [engl] 
    Susana Estrada was one of the muses and main figures from the period known as ’Transition’ in Spain. No other woman represented better than her the freedom and sexual revolution which the country experienced in the 70s after the end of the dictatorship. A truly erotic Goddess, Susana was a model, singer and actress and one of the first women to perform fully–naked plays in Spain. She appeared in numerous erotic magazines and movies and her famous sexual counselling column for Play–Lady magazine caused a big commotion at the time. She reached fame with her erotic musical plays like "Historias Del Strip–Tease", "Muñecas" (where she simulated to have sex with a robot!) or "Machos". As a singer, in 1980 Susana released her first 45 for the Belter label from Barcelona: "Machos" / "Acaríciame". Produced by Josep Lobell and Manuel Gas, it contained two sexy disco tracks which paved the way for her first LP, "Amor y Libertad" (Love and Freedom), released on the Belter sub–label Sauce in 1981. Produced by Cosmic Disco pioneer Josep Llobell (Oliver’s Planet), this is a real fest of 80s Italo Disco, Munich Sound, Boogie, Funk and Modern Soul. The fabulous, minimal production of Llobell collides with the sensual vocals and moanings of Susana, singing about sexual liberation and freedom.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    19.06.2017
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
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  • 01. Gutterball
    02. Lonely For You Baby
    03. Workout
    04. Eazy Rider
    05. The Skunk
    06. Lope Song
    07. Booga Lou
    08. Cigar Eddie
    09. I Believe In Miracles
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    EDDIE ROBERTS & THE FIRE EATERS

    Burn!

    [engl] 
    Eddie Roberts started his music career in 1989 aged 18, having left his Welsh homeland to study Jazz at Leeds College of Music. More interested in live performing and getting his own thing going than in college work, he quickly rooted out the best players in town and set up his first band, The Jazz Mailmen, dedicated to playing the golden era of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. After transcribing all the parts and enforcing a dress code of Bop suits, he set about taking the UK Jazz Dance scene by storm. During this time British Hard Bop legend Tommy Chase asked him to relocate and join his band, but Eddie had other ideas. Following his early bands The Eddie Roberts Organisation and The Three Deuces Eddie's focus shifted towards Deep Funk, the New Mastersounds were born and released their first album on Keb Darge’s Deep Funk Records. The rest is history, with six full albums recorded and an impressive history of live shows around the world. Eddie's love for 60s Blue Note & Hard Bop didn't waver despite the media hype of the Deep Funk scene. Soon Eddie was commissioned to produce a Hard Bop track for the Jazz dancers to go on Adrian Gibson’s renowned 'Messin Around' compilation. This project turned into the „Roughneck“ album, released summer 2004 on the NMS’ One Note Records label.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    19.05.2017
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
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  • 01. The Love Song
    02. Devil Woman
    03. Don't Take That Love Away From Me
    04. Heaven Is Here On Earth
    05. You Can't Stop Us
    06. The Great Question
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    MANSION

    Devil Woman

    (PMG)
    [engl] The eastern Nigerian city of Calabar in Cross River State was colloquially known as Canaan City – a place of lush landscapes, alluring women and delicious cooking. When the Biafra War ended it became a land of milk and honey for bands as well, with jumping venues like the Taj Mahal and Luna Nite Club and a label called Clover, set up local entrepreneur Ben Okonkwo, releasing albums by bands like The Doves, The Visitors, Aktion and The Apostles. The youngest band on the Clover roster was Mansion, a teenage highlife group, led by singer and bassist John ‘Holy Mountain’ Ebiong. Okonkwo decked them out in flares, repackaged them as a funk band and put them in the studio with EMI super-producer, Kayode Salami. The result was Devil Woman, an astoundingly assured funk/rock album. The title track revels in a ‘60s psychedelic vibe. ‘The Love Song’ is a direct appeal to teenage hearts. ‘Heaven Here On Earth’ has an irresistible shuffling groove while ‘You Can’t Stop Us’ is what James Brown would have sounded like if he’d been born in the Cross River State. Devil Woman is an album designed to set young hearts aflutter and draw approving nods from seasoned musicians. It succeeds in both. - Peter Moore
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    11.05.2017
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
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    CD
    Release-Datum
    11.05.2017
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    14,00 EUR
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  • 01. Sensation
    02. Tropical Moonlight
    03. Ijere
    04. Cupid
    05. Litany Of Freedom
    06. Happy Nigeria
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    ADOLF AHANOTU

    Sensation

    (PMG)
    [engl] At a time when bandleaders in Nigeria used titles as an affectation, Dr. Adolf Ahanotu was the real deal. He had a PhD in music compilation and Master’s degrees in education and communication. He also played a mean tenor sax, an instrument he mastered touring Owerri with the Mirabels. Ahanotu’s scholarly background is apparent in the impeccable arrangements and the way each track is labelled with its musical type. The banging opening track, ‘Sensation’ is disco, notes the helpful doctor. The legendary ‘Ijere’ is to be considered Remire or Afro Jazz. ‘Litany of Freedom’ is reggae, ‘Cupid’ is rock and ‘Tropical Moonlight’ classified as the blues. The mandatory ode to the nation, ‘Happy Nigeria’, is labelled as calypso. But these are not dry, scholarly pieces. ‘Sensation’ reeks of dance floor freakiness not the hallowed halls of academia. And listen to the pitch bend craziness on ‘Injere’. Sure, Dr. Ahanotu had studied the rules. But he wasn’t afraid to break them. From the freaked-out opening seconds of the title track you are left in no doubt: The doctor is in the house. Mastered and produced by Goddy Oku. - Peter Moore
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    11.05.2017
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
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    CD
    Release-Datum
    11.05.2017
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    14,00 EUR
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  • 01. We Are Back
    02. Don't Talk About Love, Just Do It
    03. Adufu
    04. Ayaya
    05. Eni - Aro
    06. Africa My Darling (Home Is Everywhere)
    07. Okija
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    OFO THE ROCK COMPANY

    Live In Europe - Fonk Afrika

    (PMG)
    [engl] OFO The Rock Company (originally known as OFO The Back Company) were Nigeria’s first acid-rock band. Blending Hendrix and Deep Purple with shamanism and a pro-black philosophy, they cut their teeth at Fela Kuti’s Afrika Shrine, developing a fearsome live reputation that intimidated every other band in Lagos. No one wanted to follow the guys from OFO, not even Fela himself. Lead by the charismatic Larry Ifedioranma, OFO The Rock Company considered themselves a musical cult. Their live shows were a heady mix of mind-melting musicianship, mysticism and theatre. In 1973 the band tour Europe and Fonkafrika gathers together the best of those performance. The moments captured range from small intimate gigs in London, where you can hear the conversation amongst the crowd, to an astonishing gig in East Germany where they played before 900,000 people. The undoubted highlight is the extended prog-rock wig out of ‘Ayaya,’ recorded at the Berlin gig, before an obviously delighted crowd. See if you can pick out the moment where the band were joined on stage by a long-haired hippy who insisted on playing guitar. They didn’t realize it at the time but it was Carlos Santana. It was in Europe that the band fell apart, riven in two by Ifedioranma’s increasingly autocratic rule. Fonkafrica remains as a precious testament to what the band did best – playing loud and proud and putting on a show you would never forget. - Peter Moore
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    11.05.2017
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
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    CD
    Release-Datum
    11.05.2017
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    14,00 EUR
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  • 01. Out Of Sight
    02. Cold Fire
    03. I Need Your Loving
    04. Got To Know
    05. Funky Port Harcourt
    06. Intro
    07. Be With Me
    08. Not Yours Anymore
    09. Put On Your Funky Shoes
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    HEADS FUNK BAND

    Cold Fire

    (PMG)
    [engl] The self-proclaimed funkiest band on the west coast of Africa, the Heads Funk Band, could arguably make that claim for the whole continent. Featuring the slick guitar of Felix ‘Feladey’ Odey, the slinky drumming of Eddie Offeyi and the swirling keyboard chops of Kevin ‘Fortune’ Coburn, nobody was funkier. And that’s not even taking into account the dance floor monsters they were releasing at the same time as Akwassa. Cold Fire was their second album as the Heads Funk Band. Where their first album, Hard World, was in a hurry to get you on the dance floor, on Cold Fire the funk is given room to breathe. The title track has a dark ghetto groove, straight from the mean streets of New York. ‘Got To Know’ has a loose, feel good vibe. ‘Put On Your Funky Shoes’ and the instrumental, ‘Funky Port Harcourt’ live up to their names. With Feladey laying down a hybrid chicken scratch/wah-wah sound over Eddie Offeyi’s assured drumming, and ‘Fortune’ Coburn supplying the free-range keyboards, this is a band at the height of their powers. Cold Fire is killer stuff and proof that in the mid-seventies Nigeria was producing the funkiest bands in the world. - Peter Moore
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    11.05.2017
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  • 01. I Want You Girl
    02. Care To Love Me
    03. Re-Union
    04. Heavenly Father
    05. To Win Or Lose
    06. He Is To Be Praised
    07. Ungrateful People
    08. Funky Music
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    MASISI MASS FUNK

    I Want You Girl

    (PMG)
    [engl] In mid-seventies, Nigerian bands came and went with alarming regularity, rising meteorically from the slums to stardom and falling back again just as quickly. Masisi Mass Funk from Anamara State was one such band. But during their brief moment in the stratosphere, they produced a funk gem in I Want You Girl. The band was championed by Ebere Ikoro from the Hygrades. He took them under his wing after an ill-advised collaboration with Soly Dibong. They were originators not imitators, he said. He produced I Want You Girl and played on it as well. It’s easy to see what appealed to Ebere Ikoro. The title track has a Manfred Mann sixties vibe. ‘Care To Love Me’ is a wonky, off-kilter reggae calypso number. And ‘Ungrateful People’ bounces along with a Sly And The Family Stone chirpiness. However, it’s the gospel numbers that really stand out. ‘Heavenly Father’ rocks out with strident keyboards and plaintive vocals. And the relentless ‘He Is To Be Praised’ is an afro-funk-rock-gospel monster, guaranteed to raise your eyes to heaven while keeping your feet firmly planted on the dance floor. Sadly, Masisi Mass Funk only released one album, their star burning as quickly as it did brightly. They went on to form First Planet, an Afro Boogie band that tore up Lagos dancefloors in the ‘80s. But that’s another story for another day. - Peter Moore
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  • 01. The Price Of Your Love
    02. Everybody Wondering (Why I Love You)
    03. See And Believe
    04. The Good Things Of Life (Your Love Is The Best Of All)
    05. No Condition Is Permanent
    06. Lonely Man On The Marina
    07. Nigeria One - And Forever
    08. Tragedy
    09. The Sun Will Shine
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    SEGUN BUCKNOR

    Segun Bucknor

    (PMG)
    [engl] Segun Bucknor fell in love with American soul music as a student at New York’s Columbia University. Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam Cooke and Ray Charles hadn’t made much of a splash in Africa at the time and when Bucknor returned to Nigeria in 1968, he was determined to bring the sound to a wider audience. The result was brand of Afro-Soul that in turn became a proto-type of Afrobeat. With his bands, The Assembly and The Revolution, he released a few politically charged tracks, but even with his energetic dance trio, The Sweet Things, turning up the heat, Bucknor couldn’t compete with Fela Kuti. This self-titled album, the last he released, sees Bucknor go back to his soul roots. Released after The Revolution were disbanded, the Afrobeat affectations are scaled back and his soulful voice brought to the fore. The concerns are more personal than political. It’s the sort of music the Sweet Things would nod their heads to rather than shake their booty. That’s not to say the African beats aren’t still there. On songs like ‘The Price Of Love’ and ‘See And Believe’ they form an intriguing bedrock for the songs to be built upon. On Segun Bucknor the sound sophisticated not sweaty, comforting rather than confronting. - Peter Moor
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    11.05.2017
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  • 01. Heavy, Heavy, Heavy
    02. Let Them Talk
    03. Africans Must Unite
    04. Shake Hands
    05. Power To The People
    06. Let's Have A Party
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    GERALDO PINO

    Let's Have A Party

    (PMG)
    [engl] It’s no exaggeration to say that Geraldo Pino and his band the Heartbeats kickstarted the whole soul/funk/afrobeat scene in West Africa. Mixing highlife, funk and jazz, and using the latest equipment, they laid waste to all before them. In 1966 Fela Kuti was a jobbing musician, eeking out a living with highlife bands. When Gerlado Pino came to town, it changed his life. “Pino tore up the scene,” he recalls in an interview with Carlos Moore. “I knew I had to get my shit together. And fast!”. Produced by Odion Iruoje and engineered by Emmanual Odenusi, Let’s Have A Party is Geraldo Pino’s masterpiece. It’s slick and heavy, tough and uncompromising, with musicianship that will blow your mind. It’s all killer, no filler, with ‘Heavy Heavy Heavy’ and ‘Let Them Talk’ bonafide, nailed on funk classics. The Heartbeats are exactly that, a tight and efficient engine that keeps the groove moving. This is US-style funk, with an emphasis on extended percussion workouts and organ wigouts. You can’t listen to ‘Power To The People’ without being impressed – or compelled to dance. The extended call out to each Heartbeat in ‘Let’s Have a Party’ is well deserved. If my house caught on fire, this is the one album I’d rescue. After one listen, I reckon you’d do the same. - Peter Moore
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    11.05.2017
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  • 01. Boom-Jackie-Boom-Chick
    02. I Should Care
    03. Village Blues
    04. If I Should Lose You
    05. Poor Butterfly
    06. Blue P.G.
    07. You Are Too Beautiful
    08. Taboo
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    PAUL GONSALVES QUARTET

    Boom-Jackie-Boom-Chick

    [engl] 
    1964 seemed to be a great year for jazz music in general and this special piece from a quartet led by the great tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves who was a long time member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra confirms this once more in an astonishing way. This record is a typical instrumental post bop album still not on the verge of progressive and free jazz filled to the max with memorable yet steaming compositions. Gonsalves nails it as a saxophone player and his backing crew consisting of piano, stand up bass and drums joins in to create a stream of sound that drags your soul away directly when you put the needle in the groove. The playing feels easy with sweet but rather melancholic melody lines from piano and sax. It seems like they were singing love songs to each other while the rhythm section lays down the beat both lead instruments dance to. The swinging sleaziness of the one or another passage heats up your blood to a simmering level. As if you were swallowed into a scene of Jack Kerouac’s “On the road”, where a sax player goes wild in a small and dusty club somewhere at the West Coast. Paul Gonsalves and his guys take their listener onto a journey due to these very expressive and strong melodies. This should have been a shining crown jewel of jazz where swing benignly turns into bop.
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    LP
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    11.05.2017
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    Soul / Funk / Jazz
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  • 01. The Name Game
    02. Don't Let Go
    03. Kansas City
    04. Shy One
    05. Stardust
    06. The Nitty Gritty
    07. Such A Night
    08. C.C. Rider
    09. I Never Will Forget
    10. Stagger Lee
    11. Whisper To Me Wind
    12. Bring It On Home To Me
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    SHIRLEY ELLIS

    The Name Game

    [engl] A mid 1960s rock'n'soul smasher! Shirly Ellis and her songwriting team went for a colorful album here combining hard hitting rock'n'roll with a slightly softened garage flavor and lush soulful pop. It presents smooth yet striking vocal melodies on nearly ecstatic rhythmical patterns. Dance songs thrown in for the good measure put an emphasize on the groove that shake and rattle your funky bones! Shirley Ellis knows to put words together and sing them in a way that they put fuel to the rhythm fire. The album will certainly appeal to soul aficionados but this goes deeper and further and melts down the borders to beat and rock'n'roll. Despite the singer's age this album felt fresh and youthful which is owed to her timelessly elegant voice that shows class and style even in the more naughty moments. A fantastic gem for certain and a must have for fans of black 60s pop, soul and rock'n'roll.
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    PILOTS ON DOPE

    Udopeia: The Remixes

    (PMG)
    [engl] 
    The acoustic debut album Udopeia created by the band Pilots On Dope was issued by the Verve label in June 2014. The sound has its roots in Brazil’s broad-ranging musical traditions, including bossa, samba and Afro Brazil, and evoking the golden age of the sixties. Consequently, the album went on to serve as the starting point for well-known mixers from the Pilots On Dope milieu. Taking this development to a second stage, Udopeia – The Remixes is aimed at an audience accustomed to electronic beats but also with an interest in musical reflexes and retro influences. The new remix album cleverly covers this musical spectrum, from exotic Latin sounds through to contemporary electronic remix culture. The Vienna Electronic movement, popular in the nineties, was a counterpart to the Nu Jazz movement which was emerging in Germany at the same time, and itself strongly influenced by offshoots of Acid Jazz. During the epoch-making close of the long-lasting Acid Jazz trend, a series of producers became established in Germany and England, drawing on elements of Latin, Brazil, easy listening, jazz and soul, and creating a veritable boom which went on to influence and inspire producers in Italy and France. Their Austrian equivalent was certainly the Vienna Electronic movement which triggered a literal downbeat cult, creating a distinctive genre with its striking funk riffs.
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  • 01 .Muito à Vontade
    02. Tim-Dom-Dom
    03. Pra Que Chorar
    04. Sambou...Sambou
    05. Jodel
    06. Vamos Nessa
    07. Minha Saudade
    08. Naquela Base
    09. Olhou Pra Mim
    10. Tema Teimoso
    11. Só Se For Agora
    12. Caminho de Casa
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    JOAO DONATO & SEU TRIO

    Muito A Vontade

    [engl] Joao Donato is a legend of Brazilian jazz and Latin music and here we have his either legendary debut album from 1962. The well skilled performance speaks of a great routine each musician has but there is so much fire and hunger to be found within the compositions. You will experience rather relaxed slow jazz tunes with an obvious bossa nova groove and a leading piano that takes off from the backing rhythm by drums and standing bass. On the other hand there are tunes with wicked piano staccato lines and a powerful rhythmical drive that still roots in Latin music but shoots forward on a ray of energy. The tunes are well composed and have a memorable structure that distinguishes them from the beginning free jazz hype back in the day. Joao Donato and his mates in the trio were jazzers but also songwriters. Catchy melodies were as important as a great and skilful performance. The combination of both sides of jazz and the crossover with Latin sounds makes this a special album which got followed by many for certain but it still stands out as a landmark. If you feel that it is time for an equally relaxed but exciting jazz record to enchant you here we go with a sweet reissue of a classic from the early 60s. Joao Donato and his trio play it rather smoothly but their passion hits you automatically after a short while listening. And even the slower tunes offer enough twists and turns that leave you feeling amazed.
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    11.05.2017
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