Very strong update this Friday with focus on modern soul, boogie, disco and east European jazz. How about an original copy on Castanet of the holy grail Modern Soul LP "Love's Traffic" by Solid Gold Revue, the much wanted gospel soul LP "It'll All Be Over" by Supreme Jubilees, a sealed copy of the Lata Ramasar 12" "The Greatest Name That Lives / Hiway Xpress" and LPs like First Class, Carter & Chanel, Dyson's Faces and more. Among the 12"s and 7"s we have stuff like Chuck Strong "Doin' It Cause It Feels Good" on Invasion, Ivan Neville "Dance Your Blues Away" on Cookie, Mr Wigg & Co "You've Got A Lot Of Living" on Wiglet and many, many more. We also have a bunch of east European jazz on labels like Muza, Supraphon, Jugoton plus some nice rock and hip hop.
It's time for part four in the 2 step and mellow groove-series courtesy of Karl Marthon. From the super rare right down to Paul Anka's most funky moment this mix holds down a steady groove all the way through.
Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
R.J.'s Latest Arrival - Feel desire - Golden Boy
Suttons - So good - Rocshire
Brook Benton - Soft - Olde World
Special Delivery - Don't deny my love - SPD
Johnny Guitar Watson - Love jones - DJM
Ashanti' - Longin' for you - Jabner
Sir George (Gino) Washington - Could it be I'm falling - Atac
Parlet - Don't ever stop (Lovin' me, needin' me) - Casablanca
Odia Coates - You come and you go - United Artists
Muscle Shoals Horns - Addicted to your love - Ariola America
Prasz - I can't stop this feeling - Southern Sound
O.T. Sykes - Come be my lady - Fun City (12 inch version)
Hiram & Direct - Turn it around - Hirome
Solar Plex - Why did you walk away - White Brothers
Will Hart - Check out your mind - Mother Earth
Slave - All we need is time - Ichiban
Dee Edwards - It comes to my attention - Morning Glory
Mighty Generation - For all the beautiful things you do - B-E-R
Pulse - Baby I miss you - Olde World
Jungle Rock - Life is a gamble - Its A Thang
This week we deliver plenty of records by the big names in the Soul world like several LPs by Marvin Gaye, Mary Weels, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Sly Stone, Al Green, Ann Peebles and many more. Some very rare one's as well as the early Motown LP by Eddie Hollard (Jamie), Four Invaders northern 45 Making tracks baby on Bray records, Ron Henderson's superb LP "Soul Junction" on Chelsea. Also some fine rock and prog records as the swedish only Älgarnas Trädgård.
Today we're having a rare groove special on recordmania.net. Killer classics by Meters, Cymande, JB's, Gary Bartz. There's also some very seldom seen records like Ann Sexton's debut LP "Loving you loving me" that's even though it's a big label release (SS7) is a record that circulates very little. Beautiful clean copies of Maceo's "Doing their own thing" plus some very rare 45's like Barbara Howard "I don't want your love", Second Movement's "People get down" on Witch's brew. Not many but some fine Brasilian 45 only tracks and a bunch of Jazz records on labels like Savoy, Riverside, Contemporary.
Next week we will concentrate on classic soul LP's from the 60's and early 70's. Big names like Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, Sly Stone, Al Green - artists that has released some of the best records in soul music. There will be some rarer soul records as well plus a nice batch of rock and prog records.
We have finally started working on the German jazz collection we bought some time ago which means that we this week have a huge number of Saba and MPS titles added to the site (check below for some of the rarer ones). More German jazz (and other stuff from that collection) will follow later... Not only jazz this week but also the usual dose of soul, funk, disco, latin, hip hop and more. Next weeks focus will be on Rare Groove-records.
Strong mix this week with stuff like Celestial Choir's "Somebody Prayed for This" with the killer gospel/soul/disco tune "Stand on the Word", some exciting island disco and boogie from Barbados and Trinidad like Michael Boothman's version of "What You Won't Do For Love" on 12", Odessey One "Dance With Me", David Hunte & Wendy Alleyne "I Wanna Be With You/What's Your Name", also a bunch of private press album like Carlos Aguasvivas "Eclipse of the City", Jothan Callins "Winds of Change", Mindsweepers on Coalition and Ed Moss on Viscosity and a lot more.