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Eddie Bo – Hook and Sling

A simple slab of 1969 Uber Funk from Mr Eddie Bo. 1-2-3-4 Get... read more

Nolan Porter – If I Could Only Be Sure

Better know perhaps for his earlier single “Keep On Keeping On” this 1972 release is based on a simple guitar riff, awesome vocals and tight rhythm section. Songs don’t get much better than... read more

William Onyeabor – Better Change Your Mind

Nigerian man of mystery William Onyeabor has apparently disassociated himself with his 70s funk recordings since finding God in the 1980s. Going by this track he has nothing to be ashamed of – pure, driven rhythms and sparse funk guitar licks make this groove impossible to listen to without getting a shuffle going. Treat yourself and take a listen – with celebrity fans such as David Byrne, Damon Albarn, Pat Mahoney and Money Mark you know it’s going to be... read more

Junior Mance – Don’t Cha Hear Me Callin’ To Ya

From his 1970 album “With A Lotta Help From My Friends” this track has an awesome groove – featuring Billy Cobham on drums and Chuck Rainey on bass it’s no... read more

Velvet Hammer – Happy

Originally an unknown B side from 1977, Andre Williams’ group Velvet Hammer found a new lease of life in 2014 when namesake Pharrell Williams released a song of the same name (and some may say, similar style). The two songs were fused together in a video that “Northern Soul Girl” Levanna McLean produced, showing her dancing in her home town of Bristol. With the success of Pharrell’s release, both Levanna and Velvet Hammer were thrust into the public spotlight. Whatever the circumstances, the fact remains that “Happy” is a belting song and deserves all the listens it can get... read more

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