Calibro 35 – Ogni Riferimento a Persone Esistenti o a Fatti Realmente Accaduti è Puramente Casuale

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New from Calibro 35, the Italian jam band performing golden age soundtracks and original compositions. For more info and buy check: www.calibro35.com

Tracklist

01. Ogni riferimento a fatti realmente accaduti è puramente casuale
02. Uh Ah Brrr
03. Arrivederci e grazie
04. New Dehli deli
05. Passaggi nel tempo
06. New York New York
07. La banda del B.B.Q. (Brooklyn, Bornx, Queens)
08. Pioggia e cemento
09. Massacro all’alba
10. Il Pacco
11. Buone notizie
12. Massacro all’alba
13. Ogni riferimento a persone esisteti è puramente casuale

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Ennio Morricone – Scusi, Facciamo L’Amore?

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Soundtrack of “Scusi, Facciamo L’Amore? (Listen, Let’s Make Love)” Composed By the great Ennio Morricone, enjoy!

Tracklist

01. Scusi, Facciamo L’Amore? (Original Single Version Side A)
02. A Lidia (Original Single Version Side B)
03. Scusi, Facciamo L’Amore? (Between The Sheets)
04. Scusi, Facciamo L’Amore? (From Bed to Worse)
05. Scusi, Facciamo L’Amore? (Take Me Now)
06. Scusi, Facciamo L’Amore? (Dog Up a Tree)
07. A Lidia
08. Scusi, Facciamo L’Amore? (To The Altar and Back)
09. Scusi, Facciamo L’Amore? (After The Party)
10. Scusi, Facciamo L’Amore? (Passion Play)
11. Scusi, Facciamo L’Amore? (Reprise)
12. Scusi, Facciamo L’Amore? (Lay Down, I Think I Love You)
13. Scusi, Facciamo L’Amore? (Various Troubles)
14. Scusi, Facciamo L’Amore? (Knowing The Ins and Outs)
15. A Lidia
16. Scusi, Facciamo L’Amore? (Two Cigarettes)
17. Scusi, Facciamo L’Amore? (The Big One)
18. Scusi, Facciamo L’Amore?
19. A Lidia (Finale)

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Frootful – Colours

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Colours is the debut album by Frootful (the name guitarist Nick Radford records and works under). Released in Spring 2011 on Freestyle Records, the album is a recording project, bridging the gap between past and present; acknowledging influences, while reflecting the creative process of looking back to move forward. Those classic influences include 60s soul, jazz, latin, ska and R&B.

For more info and buy check: www.frootful.co.uk

Tracklist

01. Colours
02. Fish In The Sea feat. Angeline Morrison
03. Ticking Over
04. Hawt Sauce
05. Soul Clap
06. Slowtime feat. Angeline Morrison
07. Astronaughty
08. Latin Strut
09. September
10. Take Me There
11. B-Side Seaside
12. Young & Frootful

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Live Tropical Fish – The Day Is Too Short To Be Selfish

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The new project of Live Tropical Fish is born from the fusion of three complementary and symbiotic creative minds: the successful encounter of the original founders Fabrizio “Doc Bix” Poli and Antonio “Lurpak” Fernè with the eclectic guitarist-composer Salvo Pignanelli: what was born out of it was a new creative push along with the unconsciousness of jumping into an enterprise that only brave visionaries of music would do. The “Fernè, Pignanelli and Poli” trio started a production that soon appeared to be timeless: with a general crisis of record industry going on the goal was to create something that would go against the flow, a “handmade” album by craftsmen-musicians, exactly like it was done in the 70’s, without the harassment of marketing logics or the frenzy of disposable music.

Due to a profound musical concept every guest artist present in the album has been chosen for personal respect, intrinsic value, interpretative originality or just pure congeniality. This is how the Tropical Fish album came to life, by an alchemic process of transformation, combining, assembling, feeding, but with the capability of giving shape to a precise and personal stylistic identity. The primordial power of the rhythmic bases has unavoidably influenced the horns’ arrangements created by Adriano Pancaldi, that result at times edgy at times symphonic, always capable of complex and articulated support to melody, at times substituting the tune, at times making it richer.

From afrobeat we borrowed the feeling of a fully played and hard-won music, perfectly identifiable, instrument by instrument, note by note, without ever taking short-cuts, that looks back to what the masters of black music have always done: play live.
After all, the name Live Tropical Fish contains the intention itself, live music has always been the core target of the project: a music that finds in live playing its highest expressive capability, of comunicating and sharing emotions.

Tracklist

01. Peace Of Mind (feat. Deborah Jordan)
02. Complete Me (feat. Alison Crockett)
03. Breathe Again (feat. Laurnea)
04. Speak Easy and Listen (Nick Rolfe)
05. A Rather Uncomforrtable Combination (feat. April Hill)
06. Double Dream (feat. Larunea)
07. Run and Hide (feat. Deborah Jordan)
08. Rubber Soul (feat. Omar)
09. Slide Away (feat. Alison Crockett)
10. Believe (feat. Deborah Jordan)
11. I’m Tired (feat. Laurena)
12. Rising Bible (feat. Maya Azucena)
13. Rubber Soul (feat. Omar) (Simon S Remix) (Bonus Track)

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VA – Dramatic Funk Themes Vol. 1-2-3

One would never have imagined that an unexhausted supply of amazing funky, groovy compositions and hidden treasures from the 1970s would emerge from the vaults and shed light on the world over 30 years later.

“Dramatic Funk Themes” is a collection of such gems, all of which originate from the archives of the Themes International Music Library. Soundtracks for scenes which did not exist at the time – sometimes action-packed, dramatic or driving – such as a high speed car chase – or sometimes more laid-back and relaxed like crusing in a ragtop through the city. These are the scenes played out over a musical backdrop loaded with wah-wah guitars, deep basslines, rhodes, clavinets, analogue synthesizers, hammond organs, flutes, razor-sharp brass, groovy percussion and solid drum beats.

The Themes International Library was founded in 1973 as an offshoot to its parent company KPM by England’s elite studio session musicians Alan Parker, Alan Hawkshaw, Mike Moran and Barry Morgan.
The sounds and arrangements from the Themes Library were way ahead of their time, with their classic breaks and beats, and remain today on the most wanted lists of rare groove collectors, DJs and hip-hop producers alike. Also worth noting is that, in addition to the recordings made in London, some were put to tape in Munich with the support of none less than the brass section of the Max Greger Orchestra!

Themes International Library LPs were never available for purchase by the general public and were pressed in small quantities solely for the purposes of supplying music samples to the radio, television, film and production houses. Nowadays one has to dig very deeply in the pockets in order to snap up these treasures on auction sites such as Ebay. Depending on the album, prices can lie in the range 40 to 400 US Dollars (e.g. “The All American Powerhouse”).

Volume 1 – British Rare Grooves From The Themes International Music Library 1973-1976
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Tracklist

01. Les Hurdle – Soul Train
02. Alan Hawkshaw – Flashpoint
03. Kenny Salmon – Flying Squad
04. Allan Parker – Sweeny Todd
05. David Lindup – The Observer
06. Kenny Salmon – Get Up And Go
07. Alan Hawkshaw – High Driver
08. Madeline Bell & Alan Parker – Soul Slap
09. Keith Roberts – Override
10. Mike Moran – El Zoro
11. Alan Tew – Scenechange 6a
12. David Lindup – At Risk
13. Johnny Pearson – Work Force
14. James Clarke – The Heavies
15. Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennnett – Oddball
16. Alan Tew – Headlights
17. Alan Hawkshaw – Speed Run
18. David Lindup – Inside Information
19. Mike Moran – The Pick-Up
20. Alan Hawkshaw – The Investigator

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Volume 2 – Thrilling Rare Grooves From UK’s Leading Music Libraries 1970-1980
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Tracklist

01. T. Elerth – Beatin’ It
02. John Hawksworth – Flash Barrier
03. Frank McDonald & Chris Rae – Soul City Drive
04. Keith Mansfield – Hot Property
05. Nick Ingman – Thrust
06. Brian Bennett – Drama Montage
07. John Cameron – The Great Escape
08. Steve Gray – Nevada Junction
09. Dave Gold – City Police
10. Alan Hawkshaw – Fuel Injection
11. Keith Mansfield – Jagged
12. Johnny Pearson – Product Efficiency
13. Duncan Lamont – Punch Drunk
14. Martin Kershaw – Riff-Raff
15. Sound Prospect – Hit Man
16. Frank McDonald, Chris Rae & Gerry Shury – Fast Drive
17. John Saunders – Gun Man
18. Nick Ingman – Tense Preparation

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Volume 3 – Roaring Rare Grooves Action & Detective Breaks 1972-1983
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Tracklist

01. Leer Paul Leary – Nowhere To Run
02. Dieter Reith – Andy
03. Ernst Arno – Outlines Part 3
04. Simon Haseley – Prototype
05. Gerhard Narholz – Open Game
06. Peter Reno – Contact
07. Unknown Composer – Fat Man Part II
08. Jean Pierre Desvernois – Blue Jeans Danse
09. Dave Patterson – Solid Funk
10. Bunny J. Browne – Schizo
11. Keith Mansfield – Staying Power
12. Sammy Burdson – New Background A
13. Konrad Plaickner – Competition Start
14. Danny Edwardson – Stuck In
15. Marc Rosen – The Connection
16. Barry Stoller – Disco King
17. Dave Richmond – Police Car
18. Peter Martin – Stick And Stones
19. Frank McDonald Chris Rae – Plug In
20. Manfred Schoof Uwe Buschkotter – XY Patrol

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Visioneers – Shaft In Africa b/w Apache

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Visioneers are back with a Limited Edition picture sleeve 7″ (vinyl only)! The classic B-Boy remakes “Apache” and “Shaft in Africa” are brought to you by Marc Mac’s Visioneers. This is the long awaited new Visioneers Limited Edition 45 produced by Marc Mac of 4hero. Marc Mac’s Visioneers explore the roots of hip hop with their funky breakbeat remake 7″ on BBE records.

For more info and buy check: www.bbemusic.com

Tracklist

01. Apache
02. Shaft in Africa (Addis)

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Janko Nilovic – Soul Impressions

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Recorded in 1975 and released on the legendary library music label Montparnasse 2000, Soul Impressions condenses the entire mastery and inspiration of the brilliant Franco -Yugoslav composer Janko Nilovic into 12 generous tracks !

Tracklist

01. Hippocampus
02. Open Country
03. Crazy Enterprise
04. Soul Impressions
05. Lettre De Mer
06. Drug Song
07. Man Of Genius
08. Push Push
09. Black Swan Lake
10. Lady Day
11. To and Fro
12. Family Tree

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The Baker Brothers – Time To Testify

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With over 10 years worth of experience and a number of releases on labels such as EMI, P-Vine, and Freestyle, UK funk & soul titans The Baker Brothers land at Record Kicks with their seventh, and latest musical opus “Time to testify”. In the new album The Baker Brothers pick things up where top singles “Once I Had a Friend” and “Patience” left off. The result is “Time To Testify”, a brand new album that sees The Baker Brothers hitting their stride as they mix elements of modern soul, jazz, funk and everything in between.

From modern soul winners such as “Once I had a frined”, “Patience” and “The Bottom Rung” to surefire crowd-pleasers such as “Make Your Move” and “Feeding Freddie” and groovy jazzi-funk instrumentals like “Genki Strut” and “The Young Patter”, the seemingly effortless prowess of The Baker Brothers takes center-stage and holds no prisoners. Now can I get a witness!

For more info and buy check: www.recordkicks.com

Tracklist

01. Statement Of Intent
02. Make Your Move
03. Painting Pictures
04. Once I Had a Friend
05. Patience
06. Decision Time
07. Feeding Freddie
08. Pices Of The Puzzle
09. Stick Up
10. Hang Loose
11. The Bottom Rung
12. Roll It
13. The Young Patter
14. Snap Back
15. Head South
16. Genki Strut

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Shawn Lee’s Incredible Tabla Band – Tabla Rock

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The original Incredible Bongo Band’s “Bongo Rock” is firmly cemented into musical history having provided the oft sampled (and completely irresistible) “Apache” drum break for a million and one producers to cut up. Also known as Michael Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band, the project was born in 1972. Viner, a record artist manager and executive at MGM Records, was making use of MGM recording facilities in down-time, recruiting whichever studio musicians were on-hand. Ringo Starr is rumored to have played on some tracks. They made two albums of funky, instrumental music filled with covers of popular songs of the day and heavily relying on bongo drums, conga drums, rock drums and brass.

Over 3 decades after its inception UK producer, and avid record collector, Shawn Lee was marveling at the fact that there had never been an Indian style, sitar and tabla-heavy, version of the Incredible Bongo Band masterpiece “Apache.” “Such an obvious track, I still find it hard to believe that one doesn’t already exist. (It is hella’ obscure if it does…) “Apache” is one of the greatest and most famous drum-breaks of all time,” says Lee. Not content with covering just “Apache,” Lee decided he’d take on the entire Bongo Band debut album; and also two of his favorite tracks from their second album for good measure. “Why cover a song when you can cover a whole album? This is the road to madness my friend, and it is my preferred route!” he adds.

For more info and buy check: www.ubiquityrecords.com

Tracklist

01. Let There Be Drums
02. Apache
03. Bongolia
04. Last Bong In Belgium
05. Dueling Bongos
06. Inna Gadda Da Vida
07. Raunchy ’73
08. Bongo Rock
09. Sing Sing Sing
10. Pipeline

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The Fantastics! – All The People

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The Fantastics! first began to take shape in 2003 after organist/pianist Greg Boraman departed the ranks of the acclaimed deep funk outfit The Soul Destroyers (Jazzman Records) and answered the call to fill the keyboard seat in Reverend Cleatus & The Soul Saviours, the previous incarnation of the band that released their debut album 2LBs Of Funk on French label Soul Cookers Records.

Whilst the band indeed loved heavy funk with a passion, they also wanted to incorporate other styles that had shaped their open minded musical lives: jazz, Brazilian, afrobeat, rhythm & blues, rock, boogie, latin, reggae: the full spectrum of influences which each musician individually brought to the table! Finding that they soon tired of the narrow and formulaic restrictions that the purely retro funk genre saddled them with, and a new plan began to come together.

Changing their name to The Fantastics!, they re-launched with the Cheeba’s Couch 45 (on Raw Wax), an aggressive funk-rock assault to highlight a deliberate widening of musical textures and influences the band were eager to explore.

Now in 2011, The Fantastics second album is another step in the London band’s long musical journey. The musical transition continues on All The People which features vocalist Sulene Fleming on several tracks, one of the UK’s most versatile and capable singers of her generation! Add to this great musicianship and strong original compositions such as Somewhere Finally, the shimmering and beautiful summer love song that drips with deep soulful, horn hook lines, and of course Sulenes’ soaring vocals, the moody and atmospheric Know No Gods, the southern blues inflected groove of Cold Case and the full on, strident funk-rock grit of I Breath all demonstrate how The Fantastics! have finally arrived at their musical destination with a highly eclectic sound for today which pays respect to the past without being shackled to it.

For more info and buy check: www.thefantastics.co.uk

Tracklist

01. Mushroom Strut
02. Swwetback
03. Somewhere …Finally featuring Sulene Fleming
04. All The People Part 1
05. No Right Turn
06. Know No Gods
07. I Breathe featuring Sulene Fleming
08. The Bone Breaker
09. Cold Case featuring Sulene Fleming
10. Cecils Slide
11. All The People Part 2

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Lack of Afro – This Time

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Lack Of Afro (Adam Gibbons) has achieved a startling amount in the few years since his first Freestyle releases. Playing live and DJ-ing across the world, producing and remixing everyone from Tom Jones, The Pharcyde, The New Mastersounds through to Kraak & Smaak! In 2011, as well as collaborating on an album project with Eddie Roberts of The New Mastersounds, having also produced and played on the album, Colours by Freestyle label mate Frootful, Adam somehow found time to create what is, without doubt his strongest album yet: This Time.

For more info and buy check: www.freestylerecords.co.uk

Tracklist

01. Prelude
02. Holding My Breath feat. Jake Morley
03. A Time For feat. Wayne Gidden
04. Fool feat. Angeline Morrison
05. Contusions
06. What The Hell feat. Wayne Gidden
07. Little Fugue
08. One For Bielski
09. P.A.R.T.Y feat. Wax & Herbal T
10. The Importance Of Elsewhere
11. Lazy Lazarus

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Electro Deluxe – Hopeful

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Electro Deluxe group consists of 5 musicians among the busiest in the French music scene. Their material incorporates a little Jazz-Funk, Soul, Hip Hop and Electronica with live instrumentals juxtaposed with electronic sounds to get their all out of the music they make.

For more info and buy check: www.electrodeluxe.com

Tracklist

01. Hopeful
02. No Dance
03. Back To The Riddle
04. Zoé
05. Live and Learn
06. Peel Me
07. Staying Alive
08. Anémone
09. But No
10. Wisdom
11. Tunes
12. Moment Of Truth
13. If Only

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Shaolin Afronauts – Flight Of The Ancients

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The mysterious afro-soul of The Shaolin Afronauts first echoed across the dance floors of Australia in late 2008. Heavily inspired by the sounds of 1970′s West Africa, Ethiopia and the pioneering avant-garde jazz artists of the same period, The Shaolin Afronauts draw on the this highly innovative and sometimes volatile era in music, using it as inspiration to create music with the same fire and intensity. Though there is something refreshing and original about the Afronauts, their music could be described as somewhere in between the heavy Afrobeat of Fela Kuti and the Ethio-Jazz of Mulatu Astatke. The key to the Shaolin Afronauts unique sound is the line-up, which comprises of a three piece horn section, 5 piece rhythm section and three percussionists, and this polyrhythmic approach layers the groups sound with a mesmerizing and hypnotic texture.

For more info and buy check: www.freestylerecords.co.uk

Tracklist

01. Journey Through Time
02. Rise WitH The Blind
03. Flight Of The Ancients
04. Shaolin Theme
05. Kilimanjaro
06. Shira
07. The Quiet Lion
08. The Scarab

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Roy Hargrove & The RH Factor – Distractions

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Distractions is jam-packed with new jams from The RH Factor. From the old-school vibe of “Crazy Race” to the down-and-dirty instrumental “Kansas City Funk,” this much-anticipated disc grooves with an organic funk/soul sound. It is yet another world that Hargrove lives in comfortably, and he once again shows off his talents as a composer. He wrote or co-wrote nearly all of Distractions’ nine compositions including “Can’t Stop” and the title track, an extended jam captured here in four parts.

The largesse of sound created by the RH Factor comes from the band’s lineup of two drummers (Willie Jones III and Jason “JT” Thomas), two bass players (Lenny Stalworth and Reggie Washington), one guitar player (Todd Parsnow), three keyboard players (Charles McCambell, Bobby Sparks and Neufville), and two saxophone players (Keith Anderson and special guest David “Fathead” Newman). Hargrove plays both trumpet and flugelhorn here.

Tracklist

01. Distractions (Intro)
02. Crazy Race
03. Kansas City Funk
04. On The One
05. Family
06. Distractions 2
07. A Place
08. Hold On
09. Bull***t
10. Distractions 3
11. Can’t Stop
12. Distractions 4

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Lack of Afro – A Time For

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As a multi instrumentalist, artist, producer, DJ and in demand remixer, Lack Of Afro (Adam Gibbons) has achieved a startling amount in the few years since his first Freestyle releases. Playing live and DJ-ing across the world, producing and remixing everyone from Tom Jones, The Pharcyde, The New Mastersounds through to Kraak & Smaak.

As an introduction to this eclectic and progressive collection, Freestyle Records is proud to present the simply stunning single ‘A Time For’ which features Wayne Giddens’ smoky vocals on this mellow, sublime soulful outing. An accomplished songwriter , Waynes’ own previous singles,’Whatever I Choose I Lose’ & ‘I’ve Changed My Ways’ have both enjoyed heavy rotation on BBC Radio 2.

This collaboration between these 2 multi talented musicians has resulted in this memorable and touching composition, and to contrast that – the B side ‘Numero Seenko’ is a club friendly, hard hitting funk tinged number that is totally exclusive to this single!

For more info and buy check: www.freestylerecords.co.uk

Tracklist

01. A Time For feat. Wayne Gidden
02. Numero Seenko

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Black Feeling 1+2

Conceived by label owner Adrian Gibson and made into reality by The Bamboos Lance Ferguson, the Black Feeling project is all about taking it back to the source to the music that has inspired, instigated and accompanied many a musical journey over the years.
Following a sell out gig at the Jazz Cafe last year, band leader Lance rounded up a bunch of fellow minded musicians from the Aussie funk scene to collaborate on a covers album. Consisting of members of The Bamboos, Cookin On 3 Burners and many more guest musicians, the tracks are presented under pseudonyms to give the impression of an album you would find whilst digging in a Caribbean record shop or American thrift store.

For more info and buy check: www.freestylerecords.co.uk

Black Feeling
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Tracklist

01. Pacific Rhythm Combo – Honky Tonk Popcorn
02. Shirley Eubanks Ensemble – The Blessing Song
03. Esperanto – Night Of The Wolf
04. The Mighty Show-Stoppers – Hippy Skippy Moonstrut
05. Sexteto Excellencio – Fire Eater
06. Queens Community Show Band – Ghetto Funk
07. Prince Nafa & His Polynesians – Whatcha Feel Is Whatcha Get
08. Alvarado Rodriguez Trio – GBJSH0722708
09. Luther Harris – Black Feeling
10. King Hector & The Soul Dynamites – Broasted Or Fried
11. Rusty Garnett – Licking Stick, Licking Stick
12. Zoltar – Executive Party

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Black Feeling 2
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Tracklist

01. The Mighty Show-Stoppers – Shaft In Africa
02. The Poly-tones – Burning Spear
03. Preston State College Big Band – K-Jee
04. Sexteto Exellencio – Nautilus
05. The Pasito Allstars – Cosa Nostra
06. Hight St.Hustlers – Give It Up
07. Leroy Palmer – Oboe
08. The Jackson Dodds Trio – Song For Suzy
09. Hiromasa Sato – Featherbed Lane
10. Milton Jones Rhythm Syndicate – Upstairs On Boston Road
11. The Anders Hjelmstad Experience – Mystic Brew
12. Manitou – Daffy’s Dance

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Jack McDuff – Sophisticated Funk

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A lost electric groover from Brother Jack McDuff – sweet keyboards instead of his usual Hammond, but still plenty darn great! The record’s got a slinky groove that’s almost more CTI than Chess Records – with full arrangements by Billy Jones, who also plays guitar on the record – alongside plenty of great sax and flute from Joe Farrell. Sessions were done at the All Platinum Studios in New Jersey – no surprise, given that Chess was owned by that label by this point, and Jones himself was recording for them as part of the group Brother To Brother. The overall groove is somewhere between Bob James and Larry Mizell – although very much its own sort of bag as well – and titles include a great remake of “Theme From Electric Surfboard”, plus “Dit Da Dit”, “Ju Ju”, “To Be Named Later”, “Mini Pads”, “Summer Dream”, and “Mannix Theme”. Gotta love the cover, too!

Tracklist

01. Dit Do Dat
02. Ju Ju
03. To Be Named Later
03. Summer Dream
04. Jack’s Boogie
06. Mini Pads
07. Electric Surf Board
08. Mannix Theme

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Ikebe Shakedown – Ikebe Shakedown

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Ikebe Shakedown, the self-titled album from the Brooklyn-based band, plays with elements of Cinematic Soul, Afro-funk, Deep Disco, and Boogaloo in all the right ways. After spending a few years together the group, named after a favorite Nigerian boogie record (and pronounced “ee-KAY-bay,”) delivers a driving set of tunes featuring a mighty horn section anchored by tight, deep-pocketed grooves.

For more info and buy check: www.ikebeshakedown.com

Tracklist

01. Tujunga
02. Kumasi Walk
03. No Name Bar
04. Tame The Beats
05. Don’t Contradict
06. The Hold Up
07. Refuge
08. In Circles
09. The Viking
10. Five Points
11. Asa-Sa
12. Pepper
13. Sakonsa
14. Green And Black

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Katzuma.org – Dr. Know

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Katzuma is Chico MD and Tony T mixing samples as they were live instruments and viceversa. We bring to life some original compositions that you’d expect to find in a dusty 12″ rare vinyl. Made three cds “Moonbooty” (2005) “Rituals Of Life” (2008) “DR.Know” (2010) and played hundreds of djsets all over Italy. In 2007 Benn invited to collaborate with Italian 70 Soundtracks composer Franco Micalizzi, doing the musical arrangements for the incredible show-event “Gli Originali” (myspace.com/glioriginali). Katzuma’s tracks have been used for commercial spots and tv shows and as a chant to invoke the troubled spirit of El Chupacabra. We like Cedrata Tassoini and are grateful to the fine signers, musicians, and graphic designers who helped us along the way. Keep on steppin!

for more info and buy check: www.katzuma.org

Tracklist

01. Dr. Know
02. All Across The Land
03. Dark Matter
04. Tell Him Im Holding On
05. Reach For The Stars
06. Where I’m Coming From
07. El Chupacrabra
08. Keep It Coming Y’all
09. One Of These Days
10. Dr. Know Pt.2
11. Thell Him I’m Holding On (Al Kent Instrumental Mix)
12. Dr. Know (Scuola Furano Remix)
13. Tell Him I’m Holding On (E-The-Hot Sunday Dub)
14. Dr. Know (Reset! Remix)
15. El Chupacabra (Blatta & Inesha Remix)

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Booker T. Jones & The Roots – The Road From Memphis

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Booker T. Jones’ historic life in music has brought him international fame, awards (he’s a three-time Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer), and iconic status as one of the architects of American soul music. With his new album The Road From Memphis, due May 10 on Anti- Records, Jones traces his journey from his hometown of Memphis, TN to the world stage. The album follows Jones’ 2009 Anti- release Potato Hole which won the Grammy for “Best Pop Instrumental Album.”

Produced by Jones with The Roots’ ?uestlove and Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliot Smith), Memphis was recorded by Daptone Records mastermind Gabriel Roth with backing by The Roots. The Road from Memphis refers not only to Booker T’s journey but to the evolution of the soul music he helped invent as it traveled from Memphis to Detroit, Philadelphia and beyond. The music’s many iterations are represented here with a broad range of guest vocalists including Matt Berninger of the National and Sharon Jones on “Representing Memphis,” Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket on “Progress” and Lou Reed on “The Bronx.” The album also features a rare vocal from Jones himself offering a first-hand look at his hometown on “Down in Memphis.” Legendary motor-city guitarist Dennis Coffey contributes to the album as well.

For more info and buy check: www.anti.com

Tracklist

01. Walking Papers
02. Crazy
03. Progress (feat. Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket)
04. The Hive
05. Down In Memphis (feat. Booker T on vocals)
06. Everything Is Everything
07. Rent Party
08. Representing Memphis (feat. Matt Berninger and Sharon Jones)
09. The Vamp
10. Harlem House
11. The Bronx (feat. Lou Reed)

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