The Tribe Records co-founder’s lost album, rumored to exist no more.
Mastered from the original tapes and lacquered by Bernie Grundman. “As I
thought about reecting on an aggregate of music for this album, I
projected my attitude and spirit while living and working here, in
Detroit, Michigan. We are earning and learning a new way of life, which
explicitly tells us to become self-reliant in taking care of our
families and each other. Government hand-outs are not an option for us.”
-Wendell Harrison The first ever issue of this Spiritual Jazz album.
The Tribe label, one of the brightest lights of America’s 1970s jazz
underground, receives the Now-Again reissue treatment. This is your
chance to indulge in the music and story of one of the most meaningful,
local movements of the 20th Century Black American experience, one that
expanded outwards towards the cosmos. In the words of the collective
themselves, “Music is the healing force of the universe.” Included in an
extensive, oversized booklet, Larry Gabriel and Jeff “Chairman” Mao
take us through the history of the Tribe, in a compelling story that
delves not just into the history of the label and its principals, but
into the story of Black American empowerment in the latter half of the
20th Century. The booklet features never-before-seen archival photos and
rare ephemera from Tribe’s mid-1970s heyday.
180g Vinyl,incl. Mp3 Download Code
Rising Tide is born of a group of musicians who know and have played together for many years. They are the creators of Groundation famous Californian band of international renown
One of the San Antonio groups not featured on the Numero label's Eccentric Soul: The Dynamic Label was the Royal Jesters.
That's because they recorded for two of Abe Epstein's other labels, Cobra and Jox, and they eventually set up labels of their own and briefly mingled with larger labels Bell and Bang. With English Oldies, Numero rounds up over two-dozen cuts from the locally beloved Chicano group, including solo material from members Dimas III and Joe Jama. This emphasizes the group's pre-Tejano years, with 1962's "I Never Will Forget" presumably the earliest selection and 1972's "Back to You"/"Theme for a Lonely Girl" possibly the latest. Going by those inclusions and the group's other output during that decade, it's evident how smoothly the Royal Jesters evolved from the emulation of doo wop and early Motown to a harmonically rich cross-genre act that would not have been out of place on a nationwide tour with Malo or the Doobie Brothers, had they ever ventured outside the Lone Star State. The heart of the anthology is the Royal Jesters' earlier work, mostly aching ballads ideal for teen dances that gracefully float and gently bounce. "I Won't Love You Again" and their cover of "Take Me for a Little While," at minumum, deserved to spread far outside San Antonio. The Impressions-like "I've Got Soul" (a personal pride anthem) and a steaming version of Willie Bobo's "Spanish Grease" (the set's hottest dance inclusion) are fine, too. The booklet contains an in-depth essay that is typical of Numero's high standards, but there is no track information beyond songwriting credits. Only a few release dates can be identified by scouring the text.
Includes Mp3 Download Code
Sticker on plastic custom bag:Special Limited Edition, 1000 Copies, 150 gram virgin vinyl, faithful reproduction of the original release, featuring Stoughton "Tip On" style jacket. Includes free 7" purple vinyl pressing of the single "The Grunt" Pts. 1 & 2 and 22" x 22" poster. Released for Record Store Day 2014
Studio One Soul 2 takes us further into Jamaican music’s fascination with American Soul and Funk music. Featuring a host of classic Reggae artists – Horace Andy, The Heptones, Ken Boothe, Jackie Mittoo, Jacob Miller and many more covering equally classic American Soul and Funk tunes by the likes of Curtis Mayfield, The Five Stairsteps, Marvin Gaye, The Stylistics, Lee Dorsey, Al Green and Syl Johnson. Studio One Soul 2 will appeal as much as an introduction to classic reggae as to connoisseurs and is another essential Studio One release. This selection features a mixture of classics, super-rare and unreleased tracks from Studio One – all lovingly digitally re-mastered for this release.
The best Italian soundtracks of the period with sitars, drum breaks and trippy erotic ambience. Uptempo grooves, sleazy psychedelic sounds.
The club scene of the 70s.
Pressed on LITA Exclusive Purple (in fact quite dark translucent purple with black splatter but need some light behind to see the color properly - check image)