Missy Elliot - Supa Dupa FlyRegular price £24.00
Kelela - Take Me ApartRegular price £16.00
Take Me Apart stands not only as an intensely personal chronicle, but also a defiant and turbulent statement direct from Kelela; "Despite it being a personal record, the politics of my identity informs how it sounds and how I choose to articulate my vulnerability and strength. I am a black woman, a second-generation Ethiopian-American, who grew up in the 'burbs listening to R&B, Jazz and Björk.
All of it comes out in one way or another." The process of crafting Take Me Apart embraced the approach of widely collaborative R&B, hip-hop and pop production while roaming a strange and wonderful path. Working with a cast of peers, Kelela deconstructs many results of their collaborations and builds them back up into pieces of a cohesive whole, effectively orchestrating these multitudes in aid of her singular vision. "It's this tapestry I've knitted together that attracts different types of listeners and challenges them at the same time, often within the same song. That's what I want to bring to my entire catalogue" says Kelela.
Big Mama Thornton - Jail (VG)Regular price £25.00
Very Good secondhand copy.
The legendary Big Mama Thonrton - pioneer of rock 'n roll and R&B recorded live at Monroe State Prison and Oregon State Reformatory and in as fine a voice as you could possibly hope for. Not an easy one to get hold of this, so don't miss out!
Peter Tosh - Bush DoctorRegular price £21.00
Solange - When I Get HomeRegular price £22.00
King - We Are KingRegular price £21.00
L.A female trio King first made their mark with an EP back in 2011 and the wait for a follow up has proven to be worth it. Their home-crafted brand of utopian soul and lush future funk brings to mind many influences while at the same time remaining inventive. From the astral grooves of ‘The Right One’, ‘Red Eye’ and ‘Supernatural’ to the Prince inspired ‘Carry On’, the gorgeous dreamy soul of ‘Native Land’, the skewed groove of ‘Carry On’ and the 80s sounding ‘In The Meantime’ the highly creative threesome excel. The sweet soul with an edge of ‘Mister Chameleon’, the angular groove of ‘Oh Please!’ and ‘The Story’ further ad to the many highlights on this really engaging album.
Donnie Hathaway - Come Back CharlestonRegular price £17.00
The American jazz, soul and blues artist Donny Hathaway recorded the music to the movie Come Back, Charleston Blue back in 1972. The film, which was shot in Harlem, is perfectly fine in the hands of Hathaway. He creates the whole feeling of being part of the story in ‘70s New York. The influences of Hathaway on the American soul music are widely known and he’s showing some of his best pieces on this soundtrack. His classic Little Ghetto Boy is incredible soulful and funky at the same time. His vocals can be heard on Tim’s High. Most impressive is the album as a whole, while he is switching between ragtime, Latin American music and jazz. A must have for every 70s jazz and funk enthusiast.
The Meters - StruttinRegular price £21.00
Music On Vinyl re-issues of The Meters 1970 funk classic 'Struttin'.
A1. Chicken Strut / A2 Liver Splash / A3. Wichita Lineman / A4. Joog / A5. Go For Yourself / A6. Same Old Thing / B1. Handclapping Song / B2. Darling Darling Darling / B3. Tippi-Toes / B4. Britches / B5. Hey! Last Minute / B6. Ride Your Pony
Christy Essien - Give Me A ChanceRegular price £18.00
Christy Essien was one of the leading female recording artists of her time in Nigeria. She was born in Akwa Ibom State in 1960 and enjoyed an accomplished career as a musician and an actress. Having conquered the music and TV worlds Christy moved on to feature in some of the early Hollywood films such as Flesh and Blood and Scars of Womanhood, both of which addressed issues of child abuse and female circumcision. With a desire to make life better for Nigerian artists. She is also credited as having initiated the first meeting that brought about the formation of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria in 1981.
Give Me A Chance showcases an impressive move on from her last album with a nice amount of variety. Her classic funky disco sound is most evident in what is her most notable song on the album Rumours. This much sought after disco number is joined by a couple more disco grooves such as Nobody Can Stop You and Onwu. Ife meaning love inflicts a little bit of reggae into the mix while the remaining tracks (Saboteurs, Don't Let Me Down, Ikan Idomo and title track Give Me A Chance) take more of a traditional afrobeat - meets ballad approach.
Deirdre Wilson Tabac - Deirdre Wilson TabacRegular price £21.50
Recorded in Philadelphia in 1969, The Deirdre Wilson Tabac's sole album is a beautiful blend of funk, jazz and soulful pop. Possessing the complex grooves, thrilling breaks and ethereal weirdness that The Rotary Connection pedalled so brilliantly, the LP failed to connect with audiences upon its original release. In the decades since, it has deservedly attracted a considerable cult following. However, almost inevitably, it has become increasingly tricky to pick up a copy in good condition for anything less than eye-watering sums. As such, we're delighted to present the first officially licensed vinyl reissue of this undoubted masterpiece of freaky funk-rock.
Limited to just 500 copies.
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