Labels

Everland

  • 01. Star From The Sky
    02. Heart And Soul
    03. Take A Chance
    04. Universal Funk Affair
    05. Desire
    06. Take Some Time
    07. Crazy Feelin’
    08. Searchin’
    cover

    STANDING ROOM ONLY

    Heart And Soul

    [engl] 
    SHORT: STANDING ROOM ONLY’s “Heart and soul” is a masterpiece of 80s soul funk with a pop edge that will excite fans of Chaka Khan, Sade, Luther Vandross, THE TEMPTATIONS or Marvin Gaye with well crafted memorable songs that show a great production and lush arrangements that reveal many quirky only with further spins on the turntable. A holy grail for collectors finally made available again. DETAILS: 1982, funky dance music, disco, pop and soul, sounds like something familiar. But try to score a copy of this beauty and you will splutter getting aware oft he price which lies at 750 USD or even more for a copy in perfect condition. So feel grateful for Everland Music and their brandnew reissue if you are a fan of black 80s soul pop with a funky edge. This is music that was very present in the early 80s and could be heard nearly everywhere in movies such as “Beverly Hills Cop” or similar flicks, which gave us an overplayed insight into the lifestyle of those days, especially in the black community. I can see good ol’ Axel Foley chasing gangsters before my inner eye listening to this record. The production is typical for the release year. In some of the tunes you find synthies allover the place, but still the recordings feel handmade by highly skilled musicians.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    22.03.2019
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    22.03.2019
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    13,50 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
     
  • 01. Hotel Sheet
    02. I’ll Fly To Your Open Arms
    03. This Ain’t Just Another Dance Song
    04. Hi Mom Hi Al
    05. Shar
    06. Get Right On Top (Cause I Need Someone)
    07. Baby I’m So Glad
    08. Funky Disco Party
    cover

    JACK ASHFORD

    Hotel Sheet

    [engl] 
    SHORT: A crown jewel of the US American soul music of the 1960s. The earthy production and vivid feeling makes this album way more tangible for fans of the genre than most polished and slick major productions. A true gem for all collectors of underground soul from the USA. DETAILS: Oh, sweet soul music, you make my life so wonderful. Well, especially when I have the pleasure to rediscover long lost treasures from the late 60s soul music scene that were not the obvious albums by the obvious bands or artists like Four Tops and Marvin Gaye but appeared and fell under the radar despite the great quality of the songs. Now here we have Freddy Butler, a man with a smooth and soft, yet powerful voice that you will be able to recognize from a dozen or more soul singers oft he same era. A kind expression lies on his face when you look at him smiling from the cover of his sole album “With a dab of soul” released in 1967. Original mono copies of this gem already fetch 150 US$ or even more when they turn up in a more or less good shape. So it was time for a vinyl reissue and this comes from Dutch label Everland Records. And they dug out a vinyl treasure par excellance here. “With a dab of soul” is a jewel of Northern Soul or Street Soul far from the mainstream productions of the 1960s big labels that held most positions in the charts.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    22.03.2019
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    13,50 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
     
  • 01. We Belong Together
    02. I Love You I Want You
    03. Try A Little Tenderness
    04. I’m A Lucky Guy
    05. I Don’t Really Care
    06. The Whole Town’s Laughing
    07. Dancing Girl
    08. Danny Boy
    cover

    L.V. JOHNSON

    We Belong Together

    [engl] 
    SHORT: A sacredly rare but utterly joyful example of lush soul pop that recalls the best songs of artists like Barry White. An entirely handcrafted piece of naturally happy music made for the cuddly moments of the day, but still with compositions that are lasting with the listener for a long time. A must have. DETAILS: L.V. Johnson was a very active composer, singer and instrumentalist since the early 70s and probably beyond but did only release his debut album at the ripe age of 35 in 1981. A soft and silky soul pop effort named “We belong together” which goes up to 500 US$ when it could be found in mint condition. EVERLAND MUSIC, home of the greatest but most rare black music, have mercy on us and give us a nice reissue on black wax. The deeper, powerful voice of Mr. Johnson strongly reminds me of the also late Barry White but still the songs carry the sign of L.V. Johnson in every note played on this album. What we get here is soul music with a pop approach, clothed into several layers of silky sound arrangements with string section, horn section and some synthesizers giving this album a nearly symphonic expression. Beneath the surface we find an utterly precise rhythm section hammering a captivating, yet catchy groove. The album creates an atmosphere of utter joy and deep relaxation.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    22.03.2019
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    13,50 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
     
  • 01. Intro
    02. Patti Duke Hustle
    03. Wiggle On Up
    04. Trying To Get Out Of Here
    05. It’s Gonna Be Alright
    06. Lady Of My Life
    cover

    MEL PRODUCTION BAND

    Trying to Get Out Of Here

    [engl] 
    SHORT: Hot and groovy jazzfunk that turns every dancefloor into a simmering witch cauldron on Side A, meeting silky soul pop ballads on Side B. A catchy and memorable affair that will give you goosebumps as long as you are a fan of funk and soul on the threshold from the 1970s to the golden era of pop, the 80s. For fans of Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Stanley Clarke, Hot Chocolate and the likes. It’s the first album of the later Blues legend Mel Waiters. DETAILS: Swirling synthesizers drag your mind into space, the slapped bass guitar throbs like a frantic pulse and there are hissing percussions that back up the slick drum sound. Here we go, straight forward into the 1980 album by the MEL PRODUCTION BAND, a private release that reaches high prices if a copy ever appears for sale somewhere and that comes as a product of it’s time. This is club music made for discos, soul pop that has all the great trademarks, as those tunes that would storm the charts only a few years later, it heads into two different directions with two steaming, yet slick power funk songs successing the intro on side A and three soul pop ballads on the flipside. While these B Side tracks invite you to dive into an ocean of lush melodies and complex arrangements that form accessible and especially memorable tunes with overwhelming vocal performances, the three jazzfunk compositions on the A side make you jump up from your seats and dance your soul out.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    22.03.2019
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    13,50 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
     
  • 01. Punish Me
    02. Steal Your Love Away
    03. Loving You Is So Easy
    04. Our Love Is Special
    05. Rushing To Meet You
    06. Woman
    07. Your Love Is Like The Morning Sun
    08. Steal Your Love Away
    09. Rushing To Meet You
    cover

    CLYDIE KING

    Steal Your Love Away / Rushing To Meet You

    [engl] 
    SHORT: This is certainly one of the best produced and arranged records of the 1970s soul funk era with a whiff of a disco flavor and some of the greatest songs that were ever written in this genre. But this is also one of the least known and best hidden jewels waiting to be discovered by the legions of fans loving mid to late 70s soul queens such as Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Gloria Gaynor or the mighty Supremes. Reissued in the two original versions on Everland Music. A must have! DETAILS: Clydie King originally released a couple of solo singles from her early teens in the late 50s onward before she worked as one of these many more or less nameless session musicians providing backing vocals for many releases of which a few went to eternal fame such as “Sweet home Alabama” by LYNYRD SKYNYRD or the “Exile on Mainstreet” album by the ROLLING STONES. Along with this supposedly fairly well paid session work also for Linda Ronstadt, Diana Ross, Supremes or Ray Charles, with whom she already cooperated as member of the Raelettes, she was able to record a few albums worth of her own material in the 70s. “Rushing to meet you” was first released in 1976 and got a second release under the title “Steal our love away” with a different cover and song order in 1977, the first version on Tiger Lily Records, the second one on Baby Grand Records.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    22.03.2019
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    13,50 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
     
  • 01. Simple Song
    02. Randy’s Nap
    03. Summer Love
    04. Get Up And Get Down
    05. Journey Through The Night
    cover

    DISCO SPACE FUNK BAND

    Journey Through The Night

    [engl] 
    SHORT: Here we have an album that merges funk, disco, AOR and soft rock into an electrifying brew with an utterly cheerful atmosphere, made to either get up and dance to or sit back and make it work as a soundtrack for an imaginary movie dragging you straight to the streets of San Francisco with hundreds of Mustangs, Challengers and Firebirds buzzing around. Especially recommended to fans of library records from the 70s. DETAILS: Once more Everland Music give us a beautiful reissue of an otherwise lost classic from the era of disco funk and dance music. This time we have the pleasure to listen to an album originally released in 1979 that is entirely instrumental yet does not require vocals at all due to its captivating songs. The music is a cool hybrid of rock and funk with a soulful edge, which means we get to hear horns allover the place as leading instruments, which even replace the vocal melodies and a melodic, yet powerful lead guitar joining in, whenever it fits perfectly. Sometimes saxophone and lead guitar chant unisono upon a base of pulsating, steaming grooves. The electric piano calls great late 70s AOR to mind, while the bass guitar and the chugging wah wah of the rhythm guitar is typical for the funk music that was the hot stuff earlier in the decade.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    22.03.2019
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    13,50 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
     
  • 01. One Size Fits All
    02. Abba-Dabba-Do
    03. Jamaica
    04. Star Chaser
    05. Take It All The Way
    06. You've Got That Thing
    07. Jump In The Middle Of Love
    08. I Feel The Love
    09. Shes So Sensitive
    cover
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    08.12.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    08.12.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    13,50 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
     
  • 01. Falling In Love
    02. Show Me
    03. I'll Always Love You
    04. Love Gone Bad
    05. It Only Happend
    06. Holding On To Your Love
    07. Beat Well Done
    08. See What You Started
    cover
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    08.12.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    13,50 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
     
  • 01. Satisfied Sity
    02. Help Yourself
    03. The Hassle
    04. Livin' It Up
    05. Warkoid Walk
    06. Holdin' On
    07. The Search Goes On
    cover
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    08.12.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    08.12.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    13,50 EUR
    Bestand
    wenige
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
     
  • 01. Abscretions
    02. Equipoise
    03. Prayer For Peace
    04. Emil Danenberg
    05. Maimoun
    06. Travelin' Man
    07. Departure No. 1
    08. Departure No. 2
    09. Sweet Song
    cover
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    08.12.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
    Bestand
    wenige
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
     
  • 01. Girl From The Mountain
    02. There Is Something In My Heart
    03. Got This Happy Feeling
    04. Mastica Chupa Y Jala
    05. You Say You Are My Friend
    06. Viva Puerto Rico Libre
    07. I Saw A Tear
    08. Ghetto Brothers Power
    cover

    GHETTO BROTHERS, THE

    Power-Fuerza

    [engl] 
    When you see some dude having listed an album for sale somewhere for the utterly crazy price of 7500 US$ saying in the item description that he actually does not even want to sell it due to being his favorite piece of music ever, it really must be something special. When you check for other auctions and sales and find this goodie being sold regularily for 650 to 1200 US$, you get your first impression confirmed. This is indeed a really special album. THE GHETTO BROTHERS were not initially a rock band when they formed in the Bronx / NYC back in the late 60s. They were a street gang with mainly Puerto Rican members with a rather political attitude. For example they tried to uplift young black and hispanic people or even stood in between rival gangs to make a truce work. They were certainly not only good guys concerning their actions as they used to plunder a local music store, Mary Lou Records, from time to time where then young Bobby Marin, a leading figure in the field of 1960s Boogaloo music and later on famous record producer up to the present day, used to work in. As the store owner thought about using a shotgun to solve that problem, Bobby Marin convinced him not to do so to avoid that anybody gets hurt and took the chance to speak personally with the gang leader Benji Mendelez who turned out to be the lead singer of a band formed by members of the GHETTO BROTHERS.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.10.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    15.10.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    13,50 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
     
  • 01. Le Payback (Vocal)
    02. Struttin'
    03. Feelin' Good
    04. Funky Feelin'
    05. The Force
    06. Disco Boogie
    07. Le Payback (Instrumental)
    08. The Mad Mechanic
    cover

    PAUL ZAZA

    Le Payback

    [engl] A compelling slice of Canadian funk from the late 70s – a group and album who were inspired by the righteous power of James Brown's famous Payback album – but who come across here with a warmer, clubbier feel overall! There's a nice degree of boogie in the mix, but the overall approach is definitely funk – with bumping basslines underneath tight horns, including plenty of sweet Fred Wesley-styled trombone. Yet other club elements come into the mix too – keyboards and a bit of strings at times, which warm things up nicely alongside the tighter bottom rhythms – but always in a way that's still relatively funky overall. Most cuts have an instrumental focus – but there's also female chorus vocals on a number of tracks too.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.10.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
    Bestand
    wenige
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
     
  • 01. On Old Broadway
    02. Toma Guajira
    03. Look To Me
    04. You Put A Hurt In My Heart
    05. Rhythm And Soul
    06. Mojo Shingling
    07. Barbara With The Kooky Eyes
    08. Tell Her I Love Her
    09. Let Me Do My Thing
    10. Come Live With Me
    11. Rose Marie With The Funny Knees
    12. Hey Mama
    13. Lost In The Jungle
    cover

    107th STREET STICKBALL TEAM

    Saboreando, Pot Full Of Soul

    [engl] 
    This is a band project from the late 1960s with a very young Bobby Marin, a leading figure in the invention of BOOGALOO music, a cocktail of Latin music, Rhythm & Blues, Soul and Rock’n’Roll oft he day clearly geared towards the western pop music that made the top of the charts. As he grew up on 107th Street in Harlem / NYC he and his mates played a game called Stickball during the day which is a street variation of baseball originating from the New York area while at night he rehearsed with a doo wop ensemble named THE LATIN CHORDS and others from his team got together in a percussion group in buildings on the opposite site of the street. It was no miracle that both groups soon merged into one act that became the 107TH STREET STICKBALL TEAM producing this sole LP in 1969 with a 7“ decoupled probably upfront that featured the two album tracks „On old Broadway“ and „Mojo shingaling“. Well shaped originals of the full length vinyl go for 200,00 € now as a mono pressing, while even those which fetch lower prices never fall beyond 100,00 €. Therefore this reissue on Everland Records suits us fans of outstanding 1960s music fairly well with even four bonus tracks added that band leader Marin unearthed from his personal vaults. This is clearly a typical album in the field of BOOGALOO music of the later 1960s.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.10.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    15.10.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    13,50 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
     
  • 01. Bitchin
    02. Hopscotch
    03. In A Funky Way
    04. Two Is One
    05. In His Presence Searching
    cover

    CHARLES ROUSE

    Two Is One

    [engl] A massive jazzrock album in the vein of SOFT MACHINE; MILES DAVIS and THE MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA which even resembles German Krautrock acts from time to time. A colorful cocktail of many influences from funk and soul to free jazz, Indian and Eastern European traditional music kept together by the brilliant saxophone play of leader Charles Rouse.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.10.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
     
  • 01. You Danced Your Way Into My Life
    02. Can You Smell My Love Burning?
    03. Oops - Oops Means I Love You
    04. Just Three Nights Away From You
    05. This Time Tomorrow
    06. Selfish For Unselfish Reasons
    cover

    WILD HONEY

    Untamed

    [engl] 
    Where were we in 79 when the dam began to burst? Well, some of us were hanging out in the clubs to dance to smooth and sweet disco music with utterly cheerful melodies, slick and lush arrangements of brass and string sections over an ever pulsating rhythm section borrowing elements of funk and soul to create something new, fresh and exciting. And some of the disco acts that popped up like daisies on a lawn even hit the big time. Most of the acts on the other hand sank without a trace and only the real music lovers among those who danced through the nights remembered great bands and albums such as WILD HONEY. No wonder that their sole effort from 1979 is a rare diamond today and goes for more than 200 € among collectors of great black music if it ever turns up for sale. The very go – getting EVERLAND label from the Netherlands have filled the gap and did a reissue of the highest order. It is time to make this beauty available again since there is still a huge crowd out there craving for enthralling black music. WILD HONEY consisted of talented musicians backing up the three singing queens. The playing is powerful and precise. Despite the slick and perfect production the music shows feeling and is vivid. You hear every single beat from the percussionists due to the crystal clear sound.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.10.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    15.10.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    13,50 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
     
  • 01. Upward Bound
    02. Love Affair
    03. Body Fusion
    04. Starvue
    05. Put The BS Aside
    06. Love Struck
    07. You And Me
    cover

    STARVUE

    Upward Bound

    [engl] 
    „Upward Bound“ is a long lost, incredibly rare and very expensive classic disco era album! It combines soul, funk with and slick pop appeal into a great cocktail of grooves and melodies! This will drive you to the dancefloor and make you sing along at the same time! The lush arrangements, tight grooves and powerful soul vocals with catchy harmonies make this album an instant evergreen. I’m least surprised that the arrangements should pose a challenge to every rhythm section and that the catchy melodies instantly stick to the listener. The flashing horn arrangements are amazing! The funky bass grooves and guitar riffs weave a cocoon of sound around your soul. The sound is certainly clean but also vivid and the music feels grounded despite it’s larger than life expression. The swirling backing vocals in combination with the lead singer are the icing on the cake that already consists of catchy and outstanding songs. This is more funk and soul than simple disco music. There is depth in the arrangements with awesome details as you delve deeper into each single track. You can of course groove along and just enjoy the songs as they are, but be sure to at least be on the lookout for the beautiful ornaments in each song. This music will surely move you, it makes it impossible sit still .
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    06.09.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    06.09.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    14,00 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
     
  • 01. Lenox
    02. Surinam Lady
    03. Kaseko Attack
    04. Sisa
    05. Tukayana
    06. Soweto friend
    07.Djamba
    08.A safe return
    cover

    RONALD SNIJDERS

    A Safe Return

    [engl] 
    Everland Jazz have picked a real gem for a reissue here! Originally released in 1980, "A Safe Return" is the second album by the Surinam jazz flutist RONALD SNIJDERS. It is a strong alloy of soul, funk, jazz and smooth disco sounds! Mersmerizing musical craftsmanship! “Lenox” the opening track, has a playful haze escaping from every groove,with a solid hypnotical rhythmical base and haunting flute melodies that have the character of the lead vocals. Despite the slower pace, the jazzy approach of all instrumental parts brings in enough edge to capture the listener’s attention. The few dreamy vocal lines add the slick pop element that takes this song to a different level and keeps it accessible. “Surinam Lady“, the next tune, on the other hand has a lightweight feeling with a beautiful lead melody from the flute and easy slow dance rhythms with a latin touch. All instrumental lines are tightly intervowen in arrangements that make this a perfect tune. Easy to listen, easy to enjoy, but still a complex soundscape with captivating changes in the melodies and instrumental dialogues that tie up your senses to the composition. „Kaseko attack“ the third tune really does justice to it’s title.The rhythms are powerful, the pace is faster. Bass and percussions create a whirlwind of groove due to another quite complex web of different instruments like maracas, drums, tambourines and whatever can be used to make rhythmical noises.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    06.09.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    06.09.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    14,00 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
     
  • 01. Screaming Cadavers
    02. Sex Drive
    03. Old Gene
    04. Back Biting Leeches
    05. Soap Opera Queen
    06. Go Away
    07. Raw Sewage
    08. SilverLake
    09. Slash My Wrists
    10. Old Gene (live)
    cover

    GROTTO, CHARLESTON

    Raw Sewage

    [engl] 
    Indeed a fantastic find! This steaming gem is a rocking, groovy and intriguing musical escapade! A love at first spin album! This obscure multifaceted album was recorded in around 1976-78 but remained unreleased until now! CHARLSTON GROTTO was a unique, dynamic American band from the late 70s with already more than 15 years of common music up their sleeves, prior to this album. Formed in 1960, they started out as a sort of juvenile surf, and rock’n’roll with a pre-punk aura. They became a well shaped garage, and soul rock band over the years. These tracks from 1976 and 1978 are the vivid proof of their development into a tantalizing musical ensemble that was not so easy to categorize. Funk, soul, powerful rock and the rawness of garage music of the 60s intertwine. This album is intense, haunting with a psychedelic edge that goes beyond the current mainstream funk of the day to challenge the listener, but still give him enough joyful grooves and catchy parts to just rock along to the songs. Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa are the closest comparisons, if allowed. Their complex arrangements with layers upon layers of percussion instruments and twisted moments effuse attitude all the way. Funk, fusion, soul, rock, jazz are among the ingredients of this powerful sound cocktail.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    06.09.2018
    Genre
    Rock
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    06.09.2018
    Genre
    Rock
    Preis
    14,00 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
     
  • 01. Better Than Walking Out
    02. Lovin' You Is So Easy
    03. Woman (Instrumental)
    04. Our Love Is Special
    05. I Second That Emotion
    06. Woman
    cover

    DISCO LADIES

    Three's Company...

    [engl] 
    This is a long overdue reissue of a fantastic album! Here we find a pure disco classic from the US scene of the late 70s. The original copies retail at plus $300, that’s only if you can find one at all! So those who love to spin good music, but are unwilling or unable to lay down too much money can now lend an ear to this fine vinyl! The opening track is 6.5 minutes long and consists of ongoing grooves with a hint of rock thanks to the melodic lead guitar. The driving rhythms are irresistible with soulful and strong female lead vocals that capture you right away. This reminds me strongly of the lengthy Donna summer dance classic, released during the same period ‘Better than walking out’ which became a dance floor sweeper. There is nothing complicated here, just sheer groove interwoven with catchy melodies. “Lovin‘ you is so easy“ follows and is a mid-paced soul anthem that comes as clean, slick and close to pop music a tune can come, but the melody of the chorus will stick to your mind. The arrangements are tight revealing several layers of instrumentation on second take. The lead singer’s expressive voice matches with the best of its genre. A grand dame of soul familiar to a wide audience. While we ruminate about the different stylistic ingredients of this album we reach ‘’Woman“, an entire instrumental with a straight groovy beat paired by cool funky rhythm guitar that lies beneath a soundscape made by the electric piano.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    06.09.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    06.09.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    14,00 EUR
    Bestand
    wenige
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
     
  • 01. Just Loving You
    02. The Love I Need
    cover

    ANDREWS, RUBY

    Just Loving You / The Love I Need

    [engl] A beautiful reissue of a landmark 7“ release of 1968 and a duty to take home for every soul mate out there! This wonderful 7“ single got released in 1968,it includes two songs sang by Ruby Andrews, an outstanding soul singer oft the late 1960s. The A side is a mid paced easy grooving soul pop, that lives from the intense vocal performance of Mrs. Andrews and the lush arrangements with horns and strings. It is a song that hits the pulse of the era and could not have grown anytime else. The B Side is a slow dance with a three quarters stroke and vocal arrangements that present deep emotions.Great music that has the accessibility to become an instant pop hit but also the substance to stay with the listener and fan of the 60s black music for a life time. Enjoy!
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    06.09.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    12,00 EUR
    Bestand
    wenige
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
     
  • 01. Alpha And Omega
    02. Soul Fever
    03. Unqualified
    04. Guns For Freedom
    05. Love And Peace
    06. Get Up And Dance
    cover

    BENIS CLETIN

    Alpha & Omega

    [engl] In the mid eighties FM radio stations took over the airwaves in Nigeria. They wanted fresh new styles to play andin creasingly radio personalities like Bisi Olatilo, Ruime Effetie and Shea Martins were turning to reggae. Nigeria’s Freak Father Number One, Benis Cletin, saw the writing on the wall and created his deeply philosophical roots reggae opus, ‘Alpha & Omega’. Benis delivered a set of songs that tapped unashamedly into reggae’s message of peace and love. The title track is a philosophical opus on the state of the world and how to live in it. ‘Unqualified’ warns against letting others tell you how to live. ‘Guns for Freedom’ is more militant call to arms, undercut by a lilting flute line from the legendary Eji Oyewole. Benis didn’t completely abandon his freaky, funky roots. ‘Soul Fever’ is a slab of synth-driven boogie and ‘Get Up And Dance’ is pure funk with that typical Benis freak edge. But overall, ‘Alhpa and Omega’ is designed to soothe the minds of the oppressed in this unjust world - an African roots reggae classic that sounded great on FM radio.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    06.09.2018
    Genre
    World
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
    Bestand
    wenige
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    06.09.2018
    Genre
    World
    Preis
    14,00 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
     
  • 01. From Within
    02. Voice Of The 7th Angel
    03. Life Waves
    04. Mutima
    05. A Feeling
    06. Tulsa Black
    cover

    MCBEE, CECIL

    Mutima

    [engl] Mutima is the debut album led by bassist Cecil McBee recorded in 1974 and first released on the Strata-East label. In his review for AllMusic.com Michael G. Nastos called it "A landmark recording in early creative improvised modern music" and states "McBee as a pure musician has staggering technique, rich harmonic ideas, and an indefatigable swing, but it is as a composer that he is set apart from other musicians of this mid-'70s era… Mutima (translated as "unseen forces") undoubtedly solidified his stature and brilliance as a major player". Dustygroove.com now calls it: “A great bit of spiritual soul jazz – and one of the few albums as a leader recorded by the legendary bassist Cecil McBee! Cecil's joined here by a large group of players that includes Billy Hart on drums, George Adams on tenor, Onaje Allen Gumbs on piano, Jimmy Hopps on percussion, Art Webb on flute and Dee Dee Bridgewater on vocals – adding in just a touch of soulful color to the record as she did on a few other 70s sides like this.” Plus: “The music's got that essential Strata East sound, with a rich and spiritual vibe on all tracks, and slight bits of funk hiding somewhere in the mix! Tracks are long and freely expressive – but never too outside, either.” A long lost classic we call it. And this latest reissue is the best vinyl version ever since it first appeared almost 45 years ago!
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.06.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
     
  • 01. Ruego De Amor (Indian Love Call)
    02. La Casita
    03. Madrecita Linda
    04. Dulce Y Amarga
    05. Testigo Fui
    06. Confesion
    07. El Pachuco (Low Rider)
    08. Dime La Verdad (Tell It Like It Is)
    09. La Culebra
    10. Me Patina El Coco
    11. Tomas Al Timbal
    12. Contrabando Y Traicion
    13. Movin On
    cover

    EL INTERNACIONAL RAY CAMACHO

    Mucha Salsa

    [engl] This very productive trumpeter and bandleader hails from El Paso, Texas. ‘Mucha Salsa’ from 1978 is essentially an obscure salsa set from Ray Camacho – an artist who always seems willing to mix up styles in his music. That's definitely the case here, as Ray mixes straighter Latin modes with a few border touches – creating a hybrid of New York and Mexican modes that's pretty unique – but which also has some occasional funk and soul currents that are probably the record's strongest suit. Ray plays trumpet off course and the rest of the group includes guitar, trombone, and plenty of percussion – plus sax and piano from Manuel Palafox, who also handles arrangements. Titles include a great cover of "Low Rider", dubbed "El Pachuco", the Latin funk number "Tomas Al Timbal" and a funky take on Brass Construction's "Movin On". Plus the o so sweet cover of Aaron Neville’s classic ballad ‘Tell It Like It Is’ here named ‘Dime La Verdad’. This carefully prepared record is the first proper reissue in 40 years of this amazingly diverse project. In all it’s original glory!
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.06.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    27.07.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    13,50 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
     
  • 01. Music Is The Only Way (I Can Communicate)
    02. Shake
    03. Lost In Space
    04. I Was In Love With You (And Didn't Even Know It)
    05. Goodbye My Love Goodbye
    06. Try My Love Tonight
    07. Two People Working Together
    cover

    SHAKE

    Music Is The Only Way We Can Communicate

    [engl] The group Shake was the brainchild of the elusive soul and funk singer/producer Lenis Guess from Norfolk, Virginia. It is now considered one of the great overlooked funk bands of the late 70s Virginia scene – a tight little combo with a warm style that's just right for the dancefloor! The VA groove of the time was a different take on the styles being used up north in Philly and New York – as the groups were often more traditionally funk-based, especially in their instrumentation – but played in a mode that was upbeat and soaring, perfectly suited for the disco-era dancefloor, yet handled with the sincerity of an indie soul group. Shake communicate a heck of a lot in their music – moving through some great original tunes written by producer Lenis Guess, done with some nicely personal touches that maintain the indie spirit of the set, even though the group's overall sound is tightly professional. Originally released on Guess records, it includes the Kon & Amir favourite 'Lost In Space', but the whole album is just great.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.06.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    27.07.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    13,50 EUR
    Bestand
    am Lager
    Anzahl
    Warenkorb