SPOTLIGHT 38

22/09/2020 08:54

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PSYCHEDELIC/PROGRESSIVE/FOLK

LEYS, BRUNO - MAINTENANT JE SUIS UN VOYOU EP (7"/BORN BAD)

Psychedelic rock from 1969 by this French visual artist and musician. Bruno Leys appeared on the compilation 'WIZZZ Vol. 2' with the song 'Maintenant Je Suis Un Voyou' (Now I'm A Hoodlum). Here is the reissue of that song, on a previously unreleased EP, including 'Eve', Hallucinations' and 'Galaxie'.

ACID ROULETTE - DEPOPULATION (LP/DIRTY FILTHY)

Acid Roulette were founded in 2019 in an Uber in Austin, Texas. The deafening power of our dismal times. This EP is tense and raw. It is an accurate reflection of the times in which it has been recorded. "...holy shit, this is really good stuff. A bizarre/awesome mix of The Pretty Things and Hawkwind! And The Butthole Surfers! Really really good band." ~John Mcbain, JPM Mastering. Limited to 250 copies on mean mustard coloured vinyl.

AVE ROCK - ESPACIOS (LP/SVART)

Svart Mondo presents an official reissue limited to 500 copies of Ave Rock's second album 'Espacios' (1977). Ave Rock is a Latin American take on classic organ-based progressive rock, full of time changes and alternating tempos with a good splattering of psychedelia and symphonic rock in places.

BACON FAT - TOUGH DUDE (LP/MAGIC BOX)

Originally released in 1971, a lost US blues-rock classic returns to vinyl, including reproduced artwork, background notes and images. The line-up of Bacon Fat featured legendary harmonica player George Smith (who'd played with Otis Rush, Muddy Waters and many others), Rod Piazza (late of the Dirty Blues Band) and pianist J.D. Nicholson. 'Tough Dude' is the band's second album.

CHRISTMAS, KEITH - STIMULUS (+CD) (LP/MAGIC BOX)

Recorded while he was still a student and featuring backing from the legendary Mighty Baby, Keith Christmas' 1969 debut-album is a lost underground singer-songwriter classic. Now that LP finally sees a vinyl reissue, including background notes and images, plus a CD of the entire album expanded with five bonus tracks.

CUERO - CRECIMIENTO (LP/SVART)

Svart Mondo presents an official reissue limited to 500 copies of this highly sought-after gem of Argentinian prog/psych rock. Previously a heavy psychedelic rock band, this Argentinian outfit fronted by guitarist Nacho Smilari underwent a total transition both musician-wise and musically for a second more jazzy Latino album. Almost a different group really, with an album that runs across such a wide range of styles that it's impossible to classify. Originally released in 1974.

DATURA - VISIONS FOR THE CELESTIAL (LP/KRAUTED MIND)

Repress of 300 copies on transparant violet vinyl. Powerful blasts of PSYCHEDELIC STONER ROCK, comparable with Monster Magnet and Kyuss.

HARD STUFF - BOLEX DEMENTIA (LP/MAGIC BOX)

A long-established '73 UK hardrock rarity makes its long-awaited return to vinyl, complete with reproduced gatefold artwork and two bonus postcards. Hard Stuff was lead by renowned guitarist John (Du) Cann, best known for his work with The Attack, Andromeda and Atomic Rooster. 'Bolex Dementia' was the band's second album.

ITERUM NATA - BARDO DISORDER (LP/SVART)

One man psychedelic neofolk act by J. Heikkinen. Not quite gospel, not quite heresy.

LEATHERFRANK - DARK FOREST (LP/OLDE MAGICK)

It is hard to be a flower in a desert, and it is even harder when the other plants are so few and far between. Somehow, LeatherFrank manages to thrive in the barren land, which is the Turkish rock scene, with its roots going as deep as classic rock. Make no mistake through, LeatherFrank is a good, old-fashioned stoner/psychedelic rock band, with fuzzy guitars and groovy bass at the center of their music. With their 2020 debut, 'Dark Forest', the band experiments with the stoner rock sound by blending it with different genres from psychedelic to progressive rock. However, the biggest influence seems to be post rock. The band focuses on tone and timbre with their music, taking their time to build a spacious atmosphere and embellishing that foundation with explosive riffs. Whether you are running through a forest or driving down a desert highway, LeatherFrank is sure to take you on a unique ride. The 'mystic forest' edition is limited to 250 copies.

LUCID AFTERLIFE - DESCENDANT (LP/FORBIDDEN PLACE)

With a sound as eclectic as the themes within its imagination driven walls, Vancouver hailing Lucid AfterLife has an international touring repertoire form North to South America. 'Descendant' is a collection of works composed over 2 years and in 4 different countries. This album is featured in the natural tuning of 432 hz. 'Descendant' features 5 new songs and also comes with a special bonus (vinyl only) track!

MELODY FIELDS - BROKEN HORSE EP (LP/SOUND EFFECT)

Unlike many other contemporary psych and kraut bands Melody Fields put the classic popsong formula in focus. Sunny Californian harmonies have been processed, modernised, ragafied and droneified to an honest "here and now" experience. No retro, no seeking for effects. Melody Fields has a depth and a substance in their song writing, that feels unique in an ontherwise effect seeking scene. LA meets mystic Far East meets melancholy North. Here and now, yesterday and tomorrow, east and north and south, all melt together on the 'Broken Horse' EP. Limited to 333 copies on white vinyl.

ONSEGEN ENSEMBLE - FEAR (LP/SVART)

2020 album by Onségen Ensemble, a group of musicians from northern Finland. An experimental fusion of postrock, jazz and stoner, mixed with touches of cinematic and flamboyant overtones.

OPIUM WARLORDS - NEMBUTAL (2LP) (LP/SVART)

Fifth offering of Opium Warlords, the final project of Sami Albert Hynninen (Reverend Bizarre). More info soon.

PAGA - THE EVIL YEAR (LP/SVART)

Outlandish pop and psychedelic noir rock from Sweden's Åhman brothers, Pelle and Gottfrid (ex-vocalist and bassist from In Solitude). Hand-picked by Mat Kvohst McNerney (Hexvessel, Beastmilk, Grave Pleasures) for his Secret Trees imprint via Svart. Kvohst describes PÅGÅ as "post-punk freakery, like Birthday Party-era Cave, avant-garde Bowie and the darkness of Coil with unique artistic flair that's in a world of its own."

PEEL, ICARUS -'S ACID REIGN- - SHALLOW OCEANS (LP/BILLYWITCH)

The first album release on the Billywitch Records label is by your favourite power-trio Icarus Peel's Acid Reign. A three-piece fronted by Icarus, the Acid Reign is much more than just a showpiece for Peel's solos. They perform songs that are memorable and psychedelically deep, with heavy guitar dynamics thrown in for good measure. The interplay between the band is essential and extraordinary, each song is given space to develop new horizons and is never played the same way twice. 'Shallow Oceans' is their second album and like their debut it takes its influences from The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, The Groundhogs and Taste. Like the classic power-trios that inform them, Acid Reign soar from light to heavy, from minimalism to baroque and from dreamy reveries to gothic nightmares. If your taste is for extended guitar-driven acid rock you need look, nor listen, no further than Icarus Peel's Acid Reign. Their album 'Shallow Oceans' skilfully recreates a time when the world's most inventive guitarists where taking the instrument into uncharted territory but with great songs to tickle your earholes. Limited to 199 copies.

SIMONES - BALLOON RIDE (LP/KRAUTED MIND)

Reissue of Simones' third album, originally release on Purple Phrogg in 1998. All songs are filled with intense psychedelic guitar music that invokes the energy and passion of his influences, including Jimi Hendrix and Phil Keaggy of The Glass Harp, whilst also possessing the mystery and spiritual intensity that surrounds '70s US psych rock. ULTRA PSYCHEDELIC guitar FREAKOUTS from beyond the beyond! Remastered in 2017 by Al Simones. In memory of Al, who passed away 3rd Oct. 2018. Comes on randomly inserted different colours of vinyl.

VIRTANEN - HAL-00 (LP/SVART)

Highly influential debut album of raunchy and energetic psychedelic early garage punk by Finnish legend Virtanen, originally released on the infamous Love Records label in 1974 and now presented as a first ever vinyl reissue. With a reputation of having wild stage shows, Virtanen's 'HAL-00' was touted as the first Finnish punk rock album not only for the raw music but also for the band's scruffy, outsider image. If Virtanen's music needs classification, it is a brand of early garage rock, with proto-punk influences, inspired by Bowie, The Who, T-Rex and The Kinks. Ahead of their time in sound and style, Virtanen's showmanship was unseen for a rock group at the time in Finland, and 'HAL-00' is nothing short of a timeless classic. Revitalised for a new era, with photo and lyric booklet with extensive liner notes.

WILD TURKEY - BATTLE HYMN (LP/MAGIC BOX)

Wild Turkey was a heavy rockin' progressive super group featuring members of Jethro Tull, Man and Eyes Of Blue. The band's 1971 debut-album is now back on vinyl, with reproduced artwork and an insert offering background notes and images.

 

GARAGE/BEAT/SURF/ROCK’N’ROLL

DAHLMANNS/TOMMY & THE ROCKETS - SCANDINAVIAN AFFAIR (7"/BELUGA)

'Scandinavian Affair' is a collaborative effort between The Dahlmanns and Tommy & The Rockets. Two songs from each band, one original and one cover. The Dahlmanns did a cover of 'Party Girl' originally written by Rachel Sweet, and Tommy & The Rockets did a cover of 'You Don't Know What You've Got' originally written by Joan Jett.

FUZZSTAINZ - SICK! SICK! SICK! (7"/BELUGA)

Ear-piercing garage punk slop from Malmö, Sweden.

CASINO, JOHNNY - VIBRATIONS, YOURS AND MINE (LP/BELUGA)

Johnny's words about this recording: "Living in Spain I have found myself playing a lot of solo concerts all throughout Spain and into Europe, so I had the idea to record a bunch of songs in this more intimate stripped back way. I went into Estudio Tigruss in Els Poblets Spain with nothing more than a guitar and a handful of ideas in my hands and mind, I sat down in front of the microphone and started singing and playing almost exactly as I do when I play solo, 3 or 4 hours later I had recorded 12 songs in a live performance kinda way. The original live recordings were sounding good but I as I usually do I decided that I wanted to add an extra guitar part here and there (for better or for worse it's what guitar players do right??) that led to me adding a bunch of different guitars , some bass and some percussion and finally asking a new friend Hendrik Rover from the legendary Los Deltonos to play some pedal steel on the songs (I had recently worked with Hendrik while I was producing a record for the wonderful Los Chicos, and I found Hendrik not only great to work with but I also found we traveled in similar spaces musically speaking) . The adding of the extra instruments was a little like treading a fine line because I did not want to lose the original intimate, raw bare bones live feel but just to "flesh" the performances out a little, to open them up sonically speaking, make them more landscape as opposed to portrait. What you have here is a collection of songs, yours and mine, and the vibrations that travel through them and connect all or at least some of us."

JACK CADES - PERFECT VIEW (LP/BELUGA)

The Jack Cades formed in 2017 when their first mini LP was recorded at North Down Sound in Kent, UK. At this time it was just two people (Mike & Elsa) wanting to record a few songs they had written. They asked Mole (State Records, The Embrooks) to join them on drums and John Gibbs (The Masonics, Wildebeests) to join them on bass for the session. Their sound is raw, influenced by rhythm n' blues and '60s garage punk. When they decided to carry on as a band, this required a full time bass player at which point they brought in Alexandra Cools (Speedball Jr.) and The Jack Cades were born. The band has always been hugely influenced by the sounds of the '60s, mainly US garage and UK beat bands from that time, but they are also influenced by a wide range of bands from different eras, some more modern, such as The Stone Roses for example. In April 2019, they decided to go record the 11 songs that would form the album 'Perfect View' with Liam Watson at Toe Rag Records in London. Liam completely understood what they were trying to achieve. The result is powerful, listen, and you will see!

SINO HEARTS - MANDARIN A GO-GO (LP/TOPSY-TURVY)

The Sino Hearts are a fabulous '70s punk powerpop/garage band based in in Peking, China. After releasing their debut album 'Leave The World Behind' they went on tour, sharing the stage with bands like Radio Birdman and Superspazz to name a few. Their second album 'Mandarin A Go-Go' was recorded and produced in Austria, and it contains ten songs, musically inspired by '60s garage, '70s punk and powerpop and neo-mod. If you dig the sounds of The Buzzcocks, Boys and Ramones done the Chinese way, this is it!

AQUA BARONS - EXTREME GUITAR CONDITIONS (CD/GET THAT BEAT)

The Aqua Barons were formed in January 2010 in Lechaion, Corinth by the two brothers Petros and Philippos Sotiropoulos, they really dig vintage gear and were influenced by traditional So-Cal surf music, with guitars soaked in reverb and fuzz, and by the lyricism of the European instro bands from the '60s as well. Their second full-length 'Extreme Guitar Conditions' consists of 10 brilliant tracks! A must have for the reverb-heads, an instro-blast for any rock'n'roll fan out there!

 

POP/ROCK/WAVE/NOISE

JETSTREAM PONY - IF NOT NOW, WHEN?/YELLOW PILLS (7"/SPINOUT NUGGETS)

Featuring members hailing from Brighton and Croydon, Jetstream Pony blends schrammelig indie-pop with post-punk. The band's line-up includes guitarist Shaun Charman, who was a member of The Wedding Present. This edition is limited to 300 singles on COLOURED VINYL.

JETSTREAM PONY - JETSTREAM PONY (LP/SPINOUT NUGGETS)

Featuring members hailing from Brighton and Croydon, Jetstream Pony blends schrammelig indie-pop with post-punk. The band's line-up includes guitarist Shaun Charman, who was a member of The Wedding Present. This edition is limited to 250 copies on SPLATTER COLOURED VINYL.

KAUKO ROYHKA & S.A. HYNNINEN - DEKADENSSI (2LP) (LP/SVART)

2020 album by Kauko Röyhkä and Sami Hynninen from Reverend Bizarre.

VARIOUS - WORDS: A BEE GEES SONGBOOK (CD/PLAYBACK)

A collection showcasing the early idiosyncratic songwriting genius of the Brothers Gibb. Twenty-seven artists bring tracks composed by the band between 1965 and 1969. Featuring some of the Bee Gees most recognizable early works alongside undiscovered gems, with several recordings making their CD debut. TRACKS: 01. Mike Furber - Where Are You 02. Barrington Davis - Raining Teardrops 03. The Richard Wright Group - Neither Rich Nor Poor 04. Noeleen Batley - Watching The Hours Go By 05. Johnny Young & Kompany - Lady 06. Jon - Upstairs Downstairs 07. The Cyrkle - Turn Of The Century 08. Soft Pillow - Gilbert Green 09. Shane - The Town Of Tuxley Toymaker 10. The Cole Brothers - I Can't See Nobody 11. Sands - Mrs Gillespie's Refrigerator 12. The Brigade - All By Myself 13. Jackie Lomax - One Minute Woman 14. The Marmalade - Butterfly 15. Cilla Black - Words 16. Lulu - I Started A Joke 17. Johnny Mathis - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart 18. Jose Feliciano - Marley Purt Drive 19. Nina Simone - To Love Somebody 20. Swamp Dogg - Got To Get A Message To You 21. Raymond John Michael - Let There Be Love 22. Nimbo - When The Swallows Fly 23. Myrna March - Touch And Understand Love 24. Martin Carthy - New York Mine Disaster (New York Mining Disaster) 25. The Seekers - Massachusetts 26. Ronnie Burns - One Bad Thing 27. The Searchers - Spicks And Specks

YURO, TIMI - MAKE THE WORLD GO AWAY (CD/PLAYBACK)

Timi Yuro's Nashville-inspired album, originally from 1963, reissued on CD for the first time. 'Make The World Go Away' features the first ever recordings of several numbers composed by Willie Nelson and Hank Cochran.

 

PUNK/HARDCORE

KOLLAA KESTAA - (BLACK) NELJAN PENNUN OOPPERA (LP/SVART)

Reissue of 1984 LP by this Finnish punk rock band.

 

INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE/NEOFOLK/GOTHIC

ORPHAX - EN DE STILSTAANDE TIJD (LP/MOVING FURNITURE)

With 'En de stilstaande tijd' Orphax presents a profoundly engaging and immersive soundscape which takes the listener on her/his own journey beyond time - in which time is forgotten, again, once more. A record to showcase there is much room for emotion within minimalist drone music; room Orphax shares with great composers like Eliane Radigue and Pauline Oliveros. Limited to 300 copies.

POLACK, COEN OSCAR - HAARLEMMERHOUT (LP/MOVING FURNITURE)

Blossoming trees in spring and blue skies with fluffy clouds. Its urban escapism. It's the park in which you want to get away from other people, it's the place you want to forget time. And that is also what he wants his music to sound like. Limited to 300 copies.

CINEMA PERDU - VLAKVERDELING (CD/MOVING FURNITURE)

During recurring travels to the Dutch province of Friesland Cinema Perdu became aware of the demarcations in the Dutch landscape, that always changes. These changes by both nature and human impact became a starting point for his work 'Vlakverderling'. This is the third album by Cinema Perdu for Moving Furniture Records and continuous his exploration of the impact by humans on the environment and close by surroundings, composed with location and time based field-recordings and modular synthesis. Limited to 200 copies.

DALACHINSKY, STEVE -& RG ROUGH- - THE LUNATIC FRIDGE (CD/BAM BALAM)

Steve Dalachinsky passed away in September 2019. His final album, a collaboration with RG Rough, was almost finished at that time. RG Rough produced and played all the instruments on the record, except for saxophone, which has been played by Ryoko Ono, and some drum partitions, which have been played by Ren Karlmann. The result is a mix between the poet's spontaneity and RG Rough's experimental music and production, where words and music interact.

HAARVOL - RIDGE OF HUMMING SPOILS (CD/MOVING FURNITURE)

After the two beautiful releases 'Bombinate' and 'Peripherad Debris', the Portuguese trio Haarvöl returns to finalize their trilogy of cinematic ambient and drone music with 'Ridge Of Humming Spoils' (actually their 4th album for MFR). On this last part they look back at the development they made during the years, and forward to what lies ahead. Limited to 200 copies.

WAARD, FRANS -DE- -& MARTIJN COMES- - VARIOUS WEIGHTS (CD/MOVING FURNITURE)

This is the first time the duo of Frans de Waard and Martijn Comes come together to present work. Frans de Waard has been working in the experimental electronic music world already since the early '80s and has quite a name in underground music with clear DIY esthetics. Martijn Comes, with an academic degree in composition, is yet to be discovered, but slowly is gaining more and more interest with his well thought through and worked out compositions. On this album, their uniques styles are combined, where they work with each other sound materials to create truly unique compositions. A true beauty by two Dutch masters with each their personal visions on electro-acoustic music. Limited to 150 copies.

 

METAL/STONER/HARDROCK

CROOKED WHISPERS - SATANIC MELODIES (LP/ELECTRIC VALLEY)

The Crooked Whispers is a band made up of members of different bands around the world. Chad Davis (Hour 13), Ignacio De Tommaso (Luciferica), Anthony Gagia (LáGoon) and José (Fulanno). Their first album, 'Satanic Melodies', contains nasty riffs and dirty lyrics that that invite you to join their cult.

DARK BUDDHA RISING - MATHREYATA (BLACK) (LP/SVART)

2020 album by Finnish occult psychedelic drone doom metal group Dark Buddha Rising. More info soon.

HELLHOOKAH - THE CURSE (LP/OLDE MAGICK)

Hellhookah is a Lithuanian two-piece doom band formed in 2012. 'The Curse' is a slightly deeper and darker album both musically and conceptually, compared to earlier pieces. Much like Black Sabbath, there are no happy songs on 'The Curse', where the music is more dark and damned. Lyrical themes refer to existential problems while occasionally looking from a global perspective, as in the song 'Greed And Power'. The album flows with references to war, mass destruction, poverty, slavery, and social inequality, as never-ending global problems reflected as endless cycles repeating themselves historically and naturally. These referenced endless cycles lead to the idea of 'The Curse', which through terrifying visions brings us back to the starting point of exploring our destiny, nature, and consciousness. The 'cursed' edition is limited to 150 copies on grey and black swirled vinyl.

MASSACRA - (BLACK) FINAL HOLOCAUST (LP/SVART)

Reissue of debut album from 1990 by French death metal band Massacra with 6 bonus live tracks. A violent, thrashing masterpiece of relentless aggression.

R.I.P. - DEAD END (BLACK) (LP/RIDING EASY)

R.I.P.'s album 'Dead End' is, ironically, a recharge of the band's sound, bearing influences ranging from John Carpenter films, post-apocalyptic grunge, pro-wrestling attitude and salty lo-fi hip-hop aesthetics to the band's ferocious heavy metal. For this album, R.I.P. worked with producer Billy Anderson. Continuing to move further away from their classic doom influences like Pentagram and Saint Vitus, the band offers a rare blast of originality in a scene rife with formulaic bands. 'Dead End' is a fast and anxious ride where the very idea of doom is put to the test under duress of manic lyrics about death, insanity, and leather, and hook-laden guitar tracks that draw as equally from Nirvana as Black Sabbath.

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS - EARTH BLUES (2LP/BLACK) (LP/SVART)

Spiritual Beggars' ass-kicking, hard-rocking 8th album bulges with '70s proto-metal trimmings. Michael Amott (Arch Enemy/Carcass) is joined by Ludwig Witt (Firebird/Grand Magus) on drums and Per Wiberg (Opeth) on keys. An impassioned love letter to the era of Purple and Sabbath. Nobody does this better. Classic rock. Limited to 300 copies.

 

JAZZ/AVANTGARDE

BELLAICHE, ALAIN - SEA FLUORESCENT (LP/SOUFFLE CONTINU)

First ever reissue of highly sought after French jazz funk fusion nugget from Alain Bellaïche featuring Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra), John Hicks (Strata-East) and Fabiano (Fabiano Orchestra). Alain Bellaiche was born in Tunis and spent his childhood in Cannes, France. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and he gave his first folk concerts in youngsters' houses and clubs. Then, in 1973, he left for the States. Bellaiche would settle there for around ten years, and he recorded two albums: 'Metropolitain', which was the result of his collaboration with the Heldon guitarist Alain Renaud, and 'Sea Fluorescent'.

YOUNGE, ADRIAN -& ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD- - AZYMUTH (2LP) (LP/JAZZ IS DEAD)

The fourth release from Jazz Is Dead Records features Azymuth, one of the bands in Brazilian history redefining Popular Brazilian Music. Having released almost 20 albums in their career, Azymuth proves to be a consistent source for an innovative mix of jazz, pop, MPB, and electronic music. Composed and produced by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad and recorded in the Linear Labs analog studio.

YOUNGE, ADRIAN -& ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD- - MARCOS VALLE (LP/JAZZ IS DEAD)

The third release from Jazz Is Dead Records features Marcos Valle, one of the greatest and most important composers, arrangers, writers and performers in Brazilian history. A jack of all trades, Valle has produced works in many musical styles, including bossa nova, samba, and fusions of rock, soul, jazz, and more. Composed and produced by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad and recorded in the Linear Labs analog studio.

 

REGGAE/DUB/SKA/ROCKSTEADY

BEANY MAN (A.K.A. BEENIE MAN) - INVINCIBLE BEANY MAN (THE TEN YEAR OLD DJ WONDER) (LP/RADIATION ROOTS)

The 1987 full-length by juvenile Jamaican dancehall delinquent Beenie Man (a.k.a. Beany Man a.k.a. Anthony Moses Davis) is now finally available again on vinyl.

DILLINGER - TOP RANKING DILLINGER (LP/RADIATION ROOTS)

The acclaimed 1977 album by well known Jamaican sound system toaster Dillinger reissued on vinyl.

WAYNE, JOHN -WITH SLY, ROBBIE & THE AGGROVATORS- - BOOGIE DOWN (LP/RADIATION ROOTS)

A popular 1983 dancehall album is now reissued on vinyl.

WILSON, DELROY - BETTER MUST COME (LP/RADIATION ROOTS)

A 1971 album by reggae artist Delroy Wilson gets the LP-reissue treatment.

 

SOUL/FUNK/LATIN/R&B/GOSPEL

ROBINSON, DARREN - BRING ON THE SOUND (OF TRUTH AND KINDESS) EP (7"/DETOUR)

The Sha La La's singer/songwriter Darron Robinson's debut is a blistering, soul-fueled four track EP released on a limited edition 7" vinyl.

VARIOUS - HELLO HEARTBREAKER (CD/PLAYBACK)

'UPTOWN SOUL FROM SCEPTER, MUSICOR AND WAND' - At the heart of New York's 1960s music scene were the Scepter/Wand and Musicor labels, revered for their dramatic, lavishly-produced Big City brand of Soul Music. Here are 28 of their finest recordings, spanning chart hits to rarities, with 14 songs new to CD. TRACKS: 01. Jack Montgomery Dearly Beloved 02. Dean Parrish Bricks Broken Bottles And Sticks 03. The Demotrons Brother, Where Are You? 04. Marie Knight Cry Me A River 05. Bobby Hebb I Love Mary 06. Lenny Miles In Between Tears 07. The Tabs Two Stupid Feet (Alternate) 08. The Shirelles I'm Yours 09. Big Maybelle Only You 10. Nella Dodds You Don't Love Me Anymore 11. The Inspirations Love Can Be So Wonderful 12. Lois Lane My Only Prayer 13. Maxine Brown I Don't Need Anything 14. Jimmy Radcliffe Through A Long And Sleepless Night (Alternate) 15. Roscoe Robinson A Thousand Rivers 16. Ronnie Milsap Never Had It So Good 17. Chuck Jackson I Need You 18. J. Barnes Hey Child I Love You 19. Little Charles & The Sidewinders Hello Heartbreaker (Extended) 20. Tommy Hunt The Biggest Man 21. Porgy & The Monarchs Think Twice Before You Walk Away 22. Alan Bruce Where Do We Go From Here 23. Judy Clay Turn Back The Time 24. The Toys Try To Get You Out Of My Heart 25. The Chancellors Sad Avenue (Extended) 26. Tony Drake She's Gone 27. The Diplomats Accept Me 28. Kenny Ballard & The Fabulous Soul Brothers There Will Never Be Another You

VARIOUS - MOVE ON UP: THE SONGS OF CURTIS MAYFIELD (CD/PLAYBACK)

A great collection of recordings from top class soul artists and groups, performing cover versions of songs written by the legendary Curtis Mayfield. Included are tracks from Maxayn, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Staple Singers, Sue Barker, The Main Ingredient, The Notations, Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles, Aretha Franklin, Baby Huey & The Babysitters and many more!

 

SOUNDTRACKS/LOUNGE/CULT ETC

POTTS, STEVE - MUSIQUE POUR LE FILM D'UN AMI (LP/SOUFFLE CONTINU)

First ever reissue of impossible to find French soundtrack by Steve Potts. Mixing elements of spiritual jazz, free funk and dirty grooves, the album was mixed by Jef Gilson. In 1975, Steve Potts left Steve Lacy for a time to compose 'Musique Pour Le Film D'un Ami' following the proposition from the film's director Joaquín Lledo. With guest musicians from varied horizons (Ambrose Jackson, Jean-Jacques Avenel, Frank Abel, Elie Ferre, Christian Escoude), the saxophonist recorded a soundtrack ranging from modal jazz to free funk and from dirty grooves, to java wah-wah with disconcerting elegance. Rather than blaxploitation, Potts and his group offer us their mixploitation made in Paris which would be recognised way beyond the boundaries of La Defense.

 

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