Creative Musicians 2 -- More Highly Underrated Masterpieces From The Funk Era

An incredible batch of funky jams in a seemingly disparate range that burns together beautifully. The set has an appropriately grimy fashion with a gutterfunk blast that would make even the JBs blush. The energy carries throughout the rest of the set, with curator Florian Keller's track list featuring powerhouse soul, percussion & keys instrumentals, psychedelic flourishes, soul grunts, and leftfield numbers from funky funky Europe.

1. Jimmy Lynch - fucking up
2. Faruk Green – faith
3. Josephine Jones & The Raw Soul - candy man
4. Betty Barney - momma momma
5. Liz Mc Call - double determination
6. Bo Baral - no time to wallow in the myrrh
7. Bobby Wayne - you're blowing my mind
8. Ruff Francis - give me mercy
9. James Lewis – manifesto
10. Pamoja - oh baby
11. Energetics - you make me nothing
12. Family Affair - i had a friend
13. The Malcouns - something going wrong
14. Jimmy Lynch - let a woman be a woman, let a man be a man
15. David Robinson - i'm a carpenter
16. Darling Dears & Funky Heavy Production - and i love you
17. Madeleine Bell - love is all you need
18. Joe Marcinkievicz - tomorrow’s time
19. Frank Hatchett - galaxy medley

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V/A - The Kings of Jazz (Compiled by Gilles Peterson and Jazzanova)

Gilles Peterson digs out obscure gems from well-known jazz masters and Jazzanova gets to play with the contemporary forces

An impressive diverse collection. What more can you ask for compiled by two specialists in the genre of the jazzy dance, veteran Giles Peterson and West Germany's finest mixmen Jazzanova. Side 1 is more traditional with classics, while disc 2 is Jazzanova's cutting edge choice of nu jazz grooves remaining pretty cool sleek and downtempo. Whatever your choice of jazz there should be something here for you whether it's the grooves and base, or the seductive horns, crashing piano, or laid back jazzy electronica. Even if you are one of these people who instantly say, "I'm not into jazz", you'll be crossing over once you've heard this collection of kings.


Gilles Peterson’s selection: “The History
01 Donald Byrd - Cristo Redentor
02 Clifford Brown / Marx Roach Quintet - George’s Dilemma
03 Roy Haynes - Quiet Fire
04 Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Spirits Up Above
05 Charles Mingus - Moves
06 Arthur Blythe - Autumn in New York (Part One)
07 Mark Murphy - My Favorite Things
08 Lee Konitz - Five, Four and Three
09 The Jazz Crusaders - Young Rabbits
10 Art Blakey - Anthenagin
11 John Coltrane - Equinox
12 Bill Evans - Peace Piece

Jazzanova’s selection: “The Present
01 4 Hero - Spirits in Transi
t02 [re:jazz] - Inner City Life
03 Nikki O - Butterflies
04 Jeffrey Smith - Afro Blue
05 Sleep Walker feat. Bembe Segue - Into the Sun (KJM Edit)
06 Two Banks of Four - One Day
07 The Five Corners Quintet - Trading Eights
08 Shaun Escoffery - Breaking Away (Koop Remix)
09 Bembe Segue - Mother of the future (Live Version)
10 Soil & “Pimp” Sessions - Waltz for Goddess
11 United Future Organization - Loud Minority
12 Sunaga T Experience - No Reason No Rhyme (Nicola Conte plays a Mode for Tatsuo)
13 The Matthew Herbert Big Band - Everything’s Changed


Movers -- A Collection Of Greasy Soul, Sleaze Funk, Psychedelic Cumbia, Fuzzy Jazz, & More

Here are some rarities some people would chew their right arm off for. Movers is about as fine a sampler we could have asked for from the funky archaeologists at VampiSoul records. This is real dirty soul: some of the production is appalling, raw, untouched, and it’s precisely this which gives the finishing touch to the energy, the raw soul energy.

You’ll hear horn lines lifted straight from James Brown, Lucho Macedo’s version of Tito Puente’s ‘Guayaba’, and The Soul Survivors version of Otis Redding’s ‘Respect’, among other gems.

The fuzziness reaches levels you rarely come across and the whole collection demands massive respect for Vampisoul for yet again pulling some classics out of the vaults. Here are four Spanish and American filthy soul tracks to get you going.