Fania Records will always be the original sound of Latin New York and Strut have put Fania Records will always be the original sound of Latin New York and Strut have put together “the first ever definitive 2CD retrospective of Fania Records” cover their golden period; and it’s hot.
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When we’ve got the achievements of a legend like Dennis Coffey, you do wonder why a new album? Well the short answer, at least to these ears, he’s still got more to contribute to the back catalogue of fabulous music and there’s a list of current stars who are more than happy to join in.
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Pants is back! Our favourite former resident of Spokane has fled the nest and finds Clouds Over The Pacific in superb 4-track EP form.
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The title of this set is taken from Lowrell’s super sexy ‘Mellow Mellow, Right On’ and here’s a proper collection of downtempo 70s and 80s soul that will put you right on in the mood.
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This one is another reminder that Harmless Records is 15 years old and this time it’s a B-Boy breaks party jam that gets Dean Rudland compilation slip mats moist and funky.
Continue reading V/A – The Breaks: Original B-Boy Street Funk & Block Party Classics
Shawn Lee is a regular on FLY and his latest album opens the doors on his multi-national genre fusing World Of Funk – a “Music Master” indeed!
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If there’s one good thing about January, for the past couple of years anyway, there’s been the release of 4 sets of Disco Discharge double CD albums; and they are back in 2011 better than ever!
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The thing to note about the cover of this release is that the prominence it gives to the producer, “the man with the Golden Sound” – Lewis Parker as the music and lyrics of River Nelson come together on The Rise And Fall Of River Nelson.
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Like the George Duke collection (another in the series Originals here’s another 5 album package from one of the biggest smooth sax players around, David Sanborn.
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A budget package of 5 original albums by one of the biggest names of the funky keyboard, Mr. George Duke – if this doesn’t get you excited, I’ll be surprised!
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It’s the hell raiser who had ‘Great Balls Of Fire’ at the birth rock’n'roll in the late 50′s that’s now Jerry Lee Lewis as a Mean Old Man but he’s still rockin, country and gospel with a bunch of big name mates on a fantastic brand new 19 track album.
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Strut re-kindle their involvement with one New York’s most revered DJs and re-edit pioneers, Danny Krivit, with a fresh album of essential new, rare and classic re-works, past and present (that reads as “must have” in case you didn’t guess).
Continue reading V/A – Danny Krivit: Edits By Mr. K Vol. 2: Music Of The Earth
So like the proverbial London Bus scenario, here comes No. 3 in the Bustin’ Out series of compilations dedicated to the post-punk, new wave and new beat scenes.
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Not our usual territory but ‘Communion’ has its roots in the birthplace of heavy rock and has some magical moments and some superstar members, all hail Black Country!
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Just to say it again, Harmless Records is 15 years old and it’s party time with the meister of the jazz and funk compilation, Dean Rudland as he gets some classic on the latest Pulp Fusion
Continue reading V/A – Pulp Fusion: The Return Of The Original Ghetto Jazz & Funk Classics