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Anita Baker's "Giving You The Best That I Got" LP Test Press + Cover by Malene Mortensen


A bonafide collectors item of R&B/Soul shows up on test press vinyl in Anita Baker's 1988 LP "Giving You The Best That I Got". As an additional treat that your certain to remember, singer Malene Mortensen lends her lovely voice to a new Jazz arrangement of the LP's title track. Good love endures through the sound of timeless music pressed on rare vinyl and an oustanding cover version.

Anita Baker's "Giving You The Best That I Got" LP Test Press available here at Discogs.


In 1990, The Hip Hop Hitmen Known As Criminal Nation Are "Insane"


If you need any evidence to show that the early 90's remain one of the most violently-explicit eras of Hip Hop to date, Criminal Nation state their case. This gun-packing crew of maniacs come strapped for the year of 1990, turning the booth into a war zone. Skilled with an ability to put you in the footsteps of danger, enjoy the thrill of Hip Hop hitmen who carry endless rounds of heavy ammunition.


Test press of Criminal Nation's "Insane" b/w "Criminal Hit" now available here at Discogs.
Get Criminal Nation's 1990 full-length album "Release The Pressure" here at Amazon

Rare Promo Items From Jeru, Del, Tommy Boy & Mercury Records on eBay

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Take your pick of gems offered by one tape and vinyl dealer by the name of alreadydoug718 who digs in the crates for promo items from The Golden Era. The rare Tommy Boy Records 1989 "Fat Cassette" is a promo compilation of classic material by De La Soul, Phase-N-Rhythm, Stetsasonic, Freshco and more. Jeru's excellent sophomore LP comes in a white sleeve with sticker as a 2xLP vinyl collectable pressing. Plus much more here at Doug's eBay listings page.




Hear Unreleased Funk by Dutch Band The Rob Franken Electrification


On The Rob Franken Electrification, 678 Records present the first in a 6 LP series of music by Dutch fender rhodes pioneer Rob Franken. Carefully selected out of 100’s of tapes recorded between 1974 and 1979, this project features funky tunes composed by Rob. Get a taste of nostalgia in a collection of music designed to be played at airports, shopping centres, elevators and hotels in Europe during the 70's. Sample clips available below.

A:
The Rob Franken Electrification + Joop Scholten
1 The Anderson Tapes (Q. Jones)
2 Rob's Hit (R. Franken)
3 Loadstone (R. Franken)
4 Absorbed Love (R. Franken)
5 Red Baron (B. Cobham)

B:
The Rob Franken Electrification + Eef Albers
1 Adam Smasher (M. Mandell)
2 Escape (E. Albers)
3 Wild Wild Wes (A. Zoller)
4 The Day The World Becomes Alive (G.J. Beck)
5 Hard Beat (E. Albers)
6 Blow Up (H. Hancock)

Michael Jackson Drummer Nate Smith Releases Drum Sounds & Loops

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541 beats, fills and breaks comprise the Nate Smith collection for a rich source of percussion sounds and performance for producers to draw from. This talented musician who has played for everyone from MJ to Mark De Clive-Lowe and Jose James drops it heavy on a set of drum sample packs for The Loop Loft. Enjoy the punchy and pristine sound that Nate brings as his drum breaks hit hard, recorded from a vintage Neve 8058 console to all digital formats.

https://www.thelooploft.com/products/nate-smith-drums-bundle#a_aid=jr155

Bernard Purdie & Friends Leave The Blues Behind On "Elevate"

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Join one of the world's greatest drummers as he and friends use the Funk as a vehicle to fly high above suffering and pain. Opening with a massive breakbeat, "Elevate" marks 50 years of hitting the skins for Pretty Purdie as he embarks on another funky mission with his friends.

Download your copy of this tune here at Juno Download and stay tuned for the full-length album "Cool Down" to drop soon. Bernard Purdie & Friends rock an hour-long set below.

Cypress Hill Celebrates "Black Sunday" With Limited-Editon Vinyl


When the shit goes down ya betta be ready in 2018 as Cypress Hill drop a special project for Record Store Day. This limited-edition release of remixes from "Black Sunday" celebrates 25 years since the release of their hit 2nd LP.

Get your copy here at Juno Records, on Discogs, or at Rough Trade.

Tracklist
Insane In The Brain (Extended Version) 4:51
When The Ship Goes Down (Diamond D Remix) 2:56
Hits From The Bong (T. Ray's Mix) 4:24
Lick A Shot (Baka Boyz Main Remix) 3:31
Scooby Doo 3:39
When The Sh** Goes Down (Extended Version) 4:12

Nicolay of +FE Talks About His "Glaciers" LP with The Hot at Nights


"This week’s guest is the Grammy-nominated music producer and performer Nicolay. As one half of the music project The Foreign Exchange with Phonte and co-founder/co-owner of the record label of the same name, Nicolay has been able to foster a music career as an independent artist for well over a decade now. During our interview, we talked about what it takes to be an independent artist when the music industry is always changing. We also talked about the unique community that The Foreign Exchange has been able to create, especially at their live shows (you host K-Fresh has regularly been their opening DJ for their Detroit show). We also get into the making for Nicolay’s newest solo project Graciers with the North Carolina-based band The Hot At Nights, which is available now."

Follow Nicolay:
Facebook: facebook.com/nicolaymusic
Twitter: twitter.com/nicolaymusic
Instagram: instagram.com/nicolaymusic
Soundcloud: @nicolay-rook
The Foreign Exchange Music: www.theforeignexchangemusic.com
The Foreign Exchange Soundcloud: @theforeignexchangemusic

In '71, Soul Man David Peoples Cleans Up On "Got To Get My Broom Out"

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There's nothing like good Soul music to help you approach life's difficulties with a smile and optimism. In the year 1971, David Peoples joins Eddie Levert of The O'Jays on this upbeat and joyful tune which remains a highly sought-after 45 RPM. Sweep up your mess to the sounds of "Got To Get My Broom Out", a song that is sure to remove your disappointment in the face of the biggest mess.

The original 45 single goes for over $200 here at Discogs, but you can get this great tune on the Numero Group compilation "Eccentric Soul: The Saru Label".

UTFO's "Roxanne, Roxanne" Shows Up On Test Press 12", via Discogs

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Peep the game plan of this great Hip Hop song as UTFO get the beat thumping to take you on a trip of chasing after a female who is #1 around the way. The 1984 classic "Roxanne, Roxanne" by UTFO, now available as a test press 12" with instrumentals courtesy of Discogs.

Bill King Piano Goes Disco/Jazz/Funk on "The Atlanta Sessions 1978 -1979"

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An unmistakably easy-breezy late 70's Jazz-Funk album that's sure to brighten your day! Having worked with the legendary Oscar Peterson, musical directed for Janis Joplin, toured with Martha Reeves, The Pointer Sisters and more, pianist Bill King opens his vaults for a funky ride on "The Atlanta Sessions 1978 -1979".

Massive Sale Of Latin Music On Vinyl by pretovelho on eBay, Spring 2018

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From Marcos Valle and Antonio Carlos Jobim to Ed Motta, pretovelho drops a 600+ collection of Latin music on vinyl for your collection. Includes Brazilian, Samba, Funk, Soul and more. Enjoy digging here at pretovelho's eBay page!

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