Cold Heat Heavy Funk Rarities 1968-1974 Vol.1

    Now Again
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      • 1. The Thing
      • 2. Your Mind
      • 3. The Stretch (edit)
      • 4. Loaded To The Gills (edit)
      • 5. Go For Yourself (edit)
      • 6. Slipping Into Darkness
      • 7. James Brown Medley
      • 8. Cold Heat
      • 9. Mr Chicken
      • 10. Street Scene
      • 11. Scorpio
      • 12. The Sad Chicken

      An essential rare funk album compiled by one of Stonesthrow's main men Egon. This is the follow up to the highly acclaimed 'Funky 16 Corners'. Recommended.

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      The HeliocentricsFrom The DeepNow Again

      Following Last Transmission, their collaboration with Melvin Van Peebles, the Heliocentrics finish off their trawl through the vaults of tracks recorded at their old digs – Quatermass Studios – with psychedelic tinged funk and jazz instrumentals first heard on Gaslamp Killer’s 'HELIO X GLK EP'!

      • – Discovery
      • – Visions of himself
      • – The Pit
      • – Telekinesis
      • – The Gas Bottle
      • – Hysteria
      ChopIlluminateNow Again

      He has dropped the Mr and now he's plain old Chop to you. Future electronic psych for fans of Can, Silver Apples, Gaslamp Killer and David Holmes. "Illuminate" features Heliocentric drummer Malcom Catto and Bill Ryder.

      • – Building Blocks
      • – Illuminate All Voltages
      • – Picture Box
      • – Airhead
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      Connie Price & The KeystonesWildflowersNow Again

      2016 Expanded edition with 9 extra tracks! Now Again serves up a great modern take on funk, jazz with some psych soundtrack elements!

      Connie Price and the Keystones are the Los Angeles musical group whose 7” releases kickstarted the Now-Again label way back in 2002 – and whose Wildflowers album was the first full length release by a new band on the label. Wildflowers contains contributions by the Heliocentrics’ producer/drummer Malcolm Catto and Poets of Rhythm/Whitefield Brothers/Karl Hector & The Malcouns founder/guitarist Jay Whitefield.

      • – Sticks & Stones
      • – Sucker Punch
      • – Western Champion
      • – Buzzard
      • – Tall Dry Grass
      • – Shadows of Leaves
      • – Fuzz and Them
      • – Double Dutch
      • – Wildflowers

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      Album features Ernie K Doe’s ‘Here Come The Girls’, The Meters, Eddie Bo, Professor Longhair, Lee Dorsey, Wild Magnolias and more.


      This is the definitive collection of New Orleans Funk featuring acknowledged masters next to some of the earlier artists who shaped the meaning of funk. The album is also filled with many rare, sought after and undiscovered funk tracks. It covers the period from the emergence of New Orleans Funk in the early 1960's through to the mid-seventies.


      The record is an essential part of anyone in any way interested in Funk's record collection. It has some vital ingredients in it that you can't find elsewhere. With the sound of the New Orleans Funeral March Bands, Mardi Gras Indian Tribes and Saturday Night Fish Fries all as inspiration New Orleans Funk developed into a unique sound. 


      New Orleans is a port town. Originally owned by the French, this was where many slaves were brought from the West Indies. Many of these slaves came from Haiti and brought with them the religion of Voodoo and its drums and music. It became one of the first parts of America to develop a strong African-American culture leading to the invention of Jazz in the early 1900s. 


      A main feature of Jazz in New Orleans were the Jazz Funeral Marching bands. Solemn Brass bands accompanying a coffin would, on burial, be joined by a second line of drummers and dancers which would turn the event into a celebration of the spirit cutting free from earth. This African tradition is strong in New Orleans and still goes on to this day. The backline drums play a syncopated style that is neither on the beat nor the off-beat. It is these rhythms that are the basis of New Orleans Funk. 


      The album comes with a booklet presenting a historical explanation to how and why this music came about, and with lots of information about the people involved.


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      • Lee Dorsey – Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further
      • Gentleman June Gardner – It's Gonna Rain
      • Eddie Bo – Check Your Bucket
      • Professor Longhair – Big Chief
      • Huey "Piano" Smith & His Clowns – Free, Single And Disengaged
      • Chuck Carbo – Can I Be Your Squeeze
      • Aaron Neville – Hercules
      • Mary Jane Hooper – I've Got Reasons
      • The Gaturs – Gator Bait
      • Allen Toussaint – Get Out Of My Life Woman
      • Cyril Neville – Tell Me What's On Your Mind
      • Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indian Band – Handa Wanda
      • Lee Dorsey & Betty Harris – Love Lots Of Lovin
      • The Explosions – Garden Of Four Trees
      • Ernie & The Top Notes – Dap Walk
      • The Meters – Just Kissed My Baby
      • Marilyn Barbarin – Reborn
      • Dr. John – Mama Roux
      • Danny White – Natural Soul Brother
      • Eddie Bo – Hook 'N' Sling, Pt. 2
      • Ernie K. Doe – Here Come The Girls
      • Robert Parker – Hip-Huggin
      • The Meters – Handclapping Song
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      • 3. Lee Dorsey – Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further
      • 4. Gentleman June Gardner – It's Gonna Rain
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      New Orleans Funk 2: The Original Sound of FunkSoul Jazz Records

      This is Soul Jazz Records’ new journey into the heart of New Orleans and a guide to the city’s finest Funk music produced in the late 1960s and early 1970s.’ Featuring everyone from The Meters to Eddie Bo, Lee Dorsey to Betty Harris, this is a who’s who of the Crescent City’s most famous and most funky! 


      The city of New Orleans has deep musical roots that stretch back to Africa. New Orleans first gave birth to Jazz music, a Black musical form centred on rhythm, improvisation, freedom and collectivity at the turn of the century. Similarly in the late 1960s New Orleans Funk came to define a unique sound, mixing Caribbean rhythms, New Orleans second-line syncopation and rhythm and blues, all played by the Big Easy’s finest musicians. 


      Whilst Jazz and Funk music spread throughout the world, many African-American musical traditions remained within the city limits such as Mardi Gras and Carnival, Saturday Night Fish Fries, Funeral Marching bands and much more which partly explains why New Orleans music is so unique. 


      The album comes with extensive sleeve-notes, exclusive photography and more, and is an essential guide to the musical landscape of New Orleans and - together with Soul Jazz Records’ earlier New Orleans’ releases - presents the definitive story of New Orleans Funk.
      Although on the mainland coast, New Orleans is also surrounded by lakes giving the city an island feel. Similarly its proximity to Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haiti and the other West Indian Isles means that Latin and Caribbean musical influences are in its veins as much as American musical traditions. The upside of this city’s isolation is that New Orleans musical traditions flourished away from those of the rest of America. A thriving city full of artists, musicians, singers, producers, record companies, studios (well one studio actually) led to a 24-hour, 7-day a week musical life, playing in clubs, bars, brothels, carnivals and parades. 


      The downside of the cities isolation from the rest of the US was that the city never developed a solid music industry to back up the creative over-supply. Whilst New York had Atlantic, Detroit had Motown, Memphis had Stax, Chicago had Chess, Los Angeles had Modern, New Orleans had a multitude of small businesses fighting for space - and often each other. Without the marketing, promotional weight, business nouse and financial clout, New Orleans labels found it hard to get the nationwide distribution necessary to fill the million-odd jukeboxes throughout the country. So whilst every family in America knows the music of Gladys Knight or Smokey Robinson few could tell you about – let alone hum a tune from - Benny Spellman, Inell Young, Warren Lee….This is far from being a reflection of the artists creativity or musicality - as anyone can tell you New Orleans melodies are the catchiest of all - more it is a reflection of the limitations of the local music industry. Some New Orleans artists became successful throughout the US such as Fats Domino in the 1950s and in the late 1960s The Meters and Lee Dorsey, but many artists remained within the city limits. 
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      Chicago SoulElectric Blues, Funk and Soul: The New Sound of Chicago in the 1960sSoul Jazz Records

      New edition of this classic set of funk and soul from Chicago's legendary Chess Records. CD comes in new deluxe hardback card case edition and perfect bound booklet, 2xLP comes on heavyweight loud vinyl with with full accompanying sleevenotes.

      Soul Jazz Records latest release features classic and rare electric blues, funk and psychedelic soul music recorded in Chicago in the 1960s.

      Chess Records, the infamous soul, blues and jazz powerhouse record company in Chicago was, in the 1960s, one of the main rivals to Motown in neighbouring Detroit and Atlantic Records in New York in its relentless charting of black music in the US charts. Owned by Leonard and Phil Chess, two Polish immigrants, the label brought Chicago’s urban black music to the masses on a huge scale.

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      After the closing of Chess in the 1970s, Marshall went on to launch Rolling Stones Records with the legendary group.

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      Aside from John Barry, whose work on the James Bond films made him a household name, or Tony Hatch and Laurie Johnson, the majority of composers featured here - Simon Park, Keith Mansfield, Reg Tilsley, Syd Dale, Keith Papworth – remain relatively unknown. And yet ironically they have created some of the most recognisable songs in British popular culture, their music widely disseminated on television.

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        BASS: Clinton Fearon
        DRUMS: Barnabas
        GUITAR: Andy Bassford
        LEAD GUITAR: Clinton Rufus
        RHYTHM GUITAR: Albert Griffiths, Gallimore Sutherland
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        TROMBONE: Nambo
        TRUMPET: Bobby Ellis, David Madden
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        MIXED BY: Sylvan Morris
        MIXED AT: Harry J
        ENGINEERED BY: Sylvan Morris

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          2. Errol Dixon & The Blues Beats - Midnight Train
          3. Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Mash! Mr Lee
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          5. The Folk Brothers & Count Ossie Afro Combo - Carolina
          6. Derrick Morgan - Now We Know
          7. Titus Turner - Miss Rubberneck Jones

          Lp 1 Side 2
          1. Theophilus Beckford - Jack & Jill Shuffle
          2. Clancy Eccles & Hersan & His City Slickers - River Jordan
          3. Derrick Morgan & Clue J & His Blues Band - Leave Earth
          4. The Jiving Juniors & Hersan & His City Slickers - Over The River
          5. Neville Esson & Clue J & His Blues Blasters - Lover's Jive
          6. The Mellowlarks & Clue J & His Blues Blasters - No More Wedding

          Lp 2 Side 1
          1. Aubrey Adams & His Dubdroppers - Do Du Wap
          2. Laurel Aitken & The Blues Beats - Bar Tender
          3. Lascelles Perkins & Clue J & His Blues Blasters - Creation
          4. Owen Gray - Sinners Weep & Mourn
          5. Bobby Kingdom & The Blues Beats - Honey Please


          Lp 2 Side 2
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          2. Errol Dixon & The Back Beats - Mama Shut Your Door
          3. Jimmy Sinclair & The Trenton Spence Orchestra - Verona
          4. Martin & Derrick - Times Are Going
          5. C Byrd & Sir D's Group - Ba Ba Black Sheep
          6. Theo Beckford & The City Slickers - Georgie & The Old Shoe

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              Long out of print for years, rare classic from Muddy Waters pulled from the original masters!

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              • – Rollin' and Tumblin'
              • – Bottom of the Sea
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              His only solo album, recorded just before his untimely death: great psychedelic soul featuring a cover of Curtis Mayfield's "Hard Times" and Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come".


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                Sweet soul, heavyweight funk, and even a dose of potent West Coast hippy rock from the vaults of Motown's west coast subsidary label Mowest lovingly compiled by the Light In The Attic camp!

                Detroit-native and Motown founder Bery Gordy launched Mowest in 1971, a new L.A.-based label dedicated to coastal grooves and an eye towards the top of the charts. This is the first ever compilation from this now legendary label. Regardless of talent, quality, and financial backing, Mowest faced an uphill battle. With the majority of Motown’s focus on the already established names of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and their latest chart dynamos, The Jackson 5, there wasn’t as much attention being given to the diverse Mowest roster.

                This ace compilation highlights the underappreciated and almost forgotten Mowest imprint that has received  word-of-mouth praise from UK Northern Soul devotees adopting Frankie Valli’s “The Night” as a dance floor anthem, Japanese rare groove DJs spinning Odyssey’s “Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love” at Tokyo free soul events, and NYC cut-and-paste king Danny Krivit’s notorious Sisters Love “Give Me Your Love” edit. Amazing!!!

                • frankie valli & the four seasons – you're a song (that i can't sing)
                • odyssey – our lives are shaped by what we love
                • the sisters love – give me your love
                • cc cameron – act like a shotgun
                • syreeta – i love every little thing about you
                • syreeta – black maybe
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                • odyssey – battened ships
                • suzee ikeda – i can't give back the love i feel for you
                • the sisters love – you've got to make a choice
                • 1. frankie valli & the four seasons – you're a song (that i can't sing)
                • 2. odyssey – our lives are shaped by what we love
                • 3. the sisters love – give me your love
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                • el abanico – wganda kenya
                • dog, cat – afrosound
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                This includes a wicked version of "'Everybody's Talkin"!!!

                Highly Recommended!!!!

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