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If you see my mother, tell her I'm all right
Just funkin' around, for fun!




Dislikes - the funkless (those who are too cool to dance,
they need to be splanked)



Feel free to e-mail me if you're selling anything in my wantlist,
although don't expect a reply.
I am not selling anything in my collection so please don't ask.

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Grachan Moncur III - Evolution
posted a review of Grachan Moncur III - Evolution. about 1 month ago
Don't normally comment on pressings but seeing all the negative reviews here I thought I'd chime in and say my copy is pretty much perfect. On the other hand I've picked up noisy pressings of records that have almost universally glowing reviews. I... See full review
Roy Brooks And The Artistic Truth - Ethnic Expressions
submitted Roy Brooks And The Artistic Truth - Ethnic Expressions. 3 months ago
submitted Yvonne Chaka Chaka - I'm Burning Up. 7 months ago
Crosswaves
posted a review of Crosswaves. 8 months ago
Anyone know if there was a Crosswaves 004? I love Rick Asikpo's music, it's distinct and unique, dreamy groovy soulful electronic sounds.
submitted Chez Damier / Abacus - Dance Or Die Essentials. 9 months ago
Moodymann
posted a comment on Moodymann. 11 months ago
The Extended Pleasure record is not a Moodymann record, it's a bootleg of the original versions of 2 tracks that Moodymann sampled, they then used the Moodymann logo on the record. I am quite sure this was done without his permission. Mass Production / Walter Murphy - Extended Pleasure
The Detroit Escalator Co.* - Soundtrack [313] + 4
submitted The Detroit Escalator Co.* - Soundtrack [313] + 4. 12 months ago
N'draman Blintch - Cikamele'
submitted N'draman Blintch - Cikamele'. about 1 year ago
Nkono Teles
posted a comment on Nkono Teles. about 1 year ago
Agree, I love Nkono Teles! Amazing funky electro beats and great arrangements, I always look out for his name on the credits of Nigerian records from this era, usually a good sign.
Cairo Free Jazz Ensemble* - Music For Angela Davis
submitted Cairo Free Jazz Ensemble* - Music For Angela Davis. about 1 year ago
Assagai - Assagai
submitted Assagai - Assagai. about 1 year ago
Powerline - Journey / Double Journey
submitted Powerline - Journey / Double Journey. about 1 year ago
Sammy Obot - I Believe In Music
posted a review of Sammy Obot - I Believe In Music. about 1 year ago
Another strong Jake Sollo production, 3 really great tracks imo, A1, A2 & B1. Has a similar vibe to the Veno album released in the same year, indeed Veno is one of the backing singers on this album. On my copy the spindle hole has been enlarged, which... See full review
The Other People Place Ft. Mystic Tribe A.I. - Sunday Night Live At The Laptop Cafe
posted a comment on The Other People Place Ft. Mystic Tribe A.I. - Sunday Night Live At The Laptop Cafe. about 1 year ago
I just noticed that the credits on this reissue are slightly different compared to the originals from 2002. On the originals, Sorrow & A Cup Of Joe is written and produced by The Other People Place and Telepathic Seduction is written and produced by... See full review
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Gerald Mitchell - The Metamorphosis Of Twookie Wonder Brown
posted a comment on Gerald Mitchell - The Metamorphosis Of Twookie Wonder Brown. about 1 year ago
Holy shit, this is true P-Funk, Uncut Funk, the Bomb!
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George Clinton - Atomic Dog
posted a review of George Clinton - Atomic Dog. over 3 years ago
According to Kris Need's George Clinton bio, the track was written by Garry "Diaper Man" Shider and recently recruited keyboard player David Spradley. Spradley laid down the track in the studio, then George entered the studio looking for a track... See full review
Girma Yifrashewa - Love & Peace
posted a review of Girma Yifrashewa - Love & Peace. over 3 years ago
Achingly beautiful Ethiopian solo piano masterpiece. I find it wonderfully expressive and heartfelt, complex yet not a note out of place. The themes of each piece are described in the liner notes, informing us of the traditions and culture of... See full review
Theo Parrish - Pieces Of A Paradox
posted a review of Theo Parrish - Pieces Of A Paradox. over 3 years ago
One element I really love about Dusty Cabinets is that the track really does sound like an old creaky dusty cabinet being used as an instrument of funk! Very unusual when it came out and still really nothing like it, one of Theo's best.
The Other People Place - Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café
posted a review of The Other People Place - Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café. over 3 years ago
I remember getting this when it came out. There was a bit of a buzz about it in the record store as people were debating whether it was actually a Drexciya record or not, most people seemed unconvinced as it wasn't really like what they'd put out... See full review
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Tim Maia - Disco Club
posted a review of Tim Maia - Disco Club. over 3 years ago
Pretty hard to go wrong with Tim Maia, especially with his 70s output. I particularly love this album, always puts a smile on my face and a glide in my stride. A side is mostly up tempo disco funk bombs and the B side is mostly slower soulful grooves,... See full review
Almir Ricardi - Festa Funk
posted a comment on Almir Ricardi - Festa Funk. over 3 years ago
Brazilian boogie bombs! Produced by the legendary duo Lincoln Olivetti and Robson Jorge. Recommended.
Nkono Teles - Fiesta Dancin'
posted a comment on Nkono Teles - Fiesta Dancin'. over 3 years ago
Party Beats seems to be the more sought after solo album of Nkono Teles largely because of the title tune, which is admittedly a killer. However, I think this is the stronger album overall. Nice variety, a couple of good uptempo boogie tracks, modern... See full review
Galaxy 2 Galaxy - Galaxy 2 Galaxy
posted a comment on Galaxy 2 Galaxy - Galaxy 2 Galaxy. over 3 years ago
The main bit is taken from Jean-Luc Ponty's Computer Incantations For World Peace, I don't think it's a sample though, more likely they replayed it. But I could be wrong about that.
Saint Emmy - Good Good Love
posted a comment on Saint Emmy - Good Good Love. over 3 years ago
Something Real, Something Good is a cosmic disco bomb, reminding a little of William Onyeabor. That's the only dancefloor track but it's a nice album overall. The rest is mostly groovy soulful rock music, but features prominent organ and synths that... See full review
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Honey Machine - Honey Machine
posted a review of Honey Machine - Honey Machine. over 3 years ago
Great record. Pleasure is a disco-boogie bomb, and can be found on the Brand New Wayo compilation. But there's a lot of other great tracks that make this record well worth tracking down. Free Like The Wind is another monster, more on a funky cosmic... See full review
Various - Doing It In Lagos (Boogie, Pop & Disco In 1980s Nigeria)
posted a comment on Various - Doing It In Lagos (Boogie, Pop & Disco In 1980s Nigeria). over 3 years ago
Mastered by Frank Merritt, does a lot of stuff for Soundway. I have several of the tracks here on their original albums and I can confirm that he did a fantastic job on the remastering. Especially considering that there were no master tapes for most... See full review
L'Ochestra Oguyo - Susan F / Sister Leah
submitted L'Ochestra Oguyo - Susan F / Sister Leah. over 7 years ago
Various - Firehouse Revolution
posted a comment on Various - Firehouse Revolution. over 8 years ago
Don't say me never did a warn ya, buy dis!
William Onyeabor - Who Is William Onyeabor?
posted a review of William Onyeabor - Who Is William Onyeabor?. over 9 years ago
Amazing compilation of the obscure and mysterious Nigerian electronic music pioneer William Onyeabor. I became obsessed by his music when I heard "When The Going Is Smooth And Good", a lo-fi cosmic synth funk epic with an almost chicago house jack... See full review
Galaxy (24) - Galaxy
posted a review of Galaxy (24) - Galaxy. over 10 years ago
Superb Nigerian boogie/funk/disco album produced by the great Jake Sollo in the early 80s. Recorded and produced in England but a Nigerian only release. It took me many years to track this one down and it made me a very happy man indeed when I... See full review
Marcos Valle - Marcos Valle
posted a comment on Marcos Valle - Marcos Valle. over 10 years ago
Don't forget Leon Ware also appears on this album. Agree with the recommendation, especially for Estrelar, fantastic!
Batsumi - Batsumi
posted a review of Batsumi - Batsumi. over 10 years ago
Incredible South African Jazz masterpiece from 1974. Some of it is quite avant-garde spiritual jazz, think Strata-East and the likes, other parts are more afro-rock or afro-soul. The quality of musicianship throughout is astounding. This reissue has... See full review
Transllusion - The Opening Of The Cerebral Gate
posted a comment on Transllusion - The Opening Of The Cerebral Gate. over 10 years ago
The 12" single also released on Supremat features 2 exclusive tracks not available on the CD or 2xLP album, plus "Do You Want To Get Down" which features on the CD versions but not the 2xLP. If you like this album, you'll need to get the 12" single too!
Transllusion - Mind Over Positive And Negative Dimensional Matter
posted a comment on Transllusion - Mind Over Positive And Negative Dimensional Matter. over 10 years ago
12" single to accompany the "The Opening Of The Cerebral Gate" album. The B-side track "Do You Want To Get Down" doesn't appear on the 2xLP but does appear on the CD version. Both tracks on the A-side are exclusive to this 12" and if you like the... See full review
UR* - Electronic Warfare (The Mixes)
posted a comment on UR* - Electronic Warfare (The Mixes). over 10 years ago
AFAIK, this is the only remix released by Drexciya, and very good it is too, quite a bit slower than the original and Aux 88 remixes, but still pure liquid funk as only Drexciya could do. The original and Aux 88 mixes are also excellent, essential... See full review
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Marvin Gaye - I Want You
posted a review of Marvin Gaye - I Want You. over 10 years ago
I believe this was initially supposed to be Leon Ware's debut album, but when Marvin heard the material he convinced Ware to give it to him instead. So, it's interesting to compare this with Leon's actual debut Musical Massage. They're both fantastic... See full review
Fela Ransome-Kuti* & The Africa 70* - Confusion
posted a review of Fela Ransome-Kuti* & The Africa 70* - Confusion. over 10 years ago
Fela & The Africa 70 band, especially drummer Tony Allen, are at the absolute peak of their powers here. This is just one monster 26 minute track split over the 2 sides of the vinyl, not unusual for Fela. Side A is the typically epic long instrumental... See full review
Rick Wade - I Can't Take It
posted a comment on Rick Wade - I Can't Take It. over 10 years ago
Nice repress of some of Rick's earliest works, the tracks are taken from the first Harmonie Park release and his Night Trackin' EP on Elevate Records, which are both pretty hard to find these days. All 3 tracks are classics but especially "Your Love",... See full review
Various - Vibe 2
posted a review of Various - Vibe 2. over 10 years ago
Nice solid compilation by the Future Times crew from DC. Despite a variety of artists with diverse styles, you got some Nu Disco, Cosmic sounds, 21st Century Boogie, and a nod to old school Chicago, there is a common aesthetic throughout that means it... See full review
Galaxy 2 Galaxy - Galaxy 2 Galaxy
posted a comment on Galaxy 2 Galaxy - Galaxy 2 Galaxy. over 10 years ago
Journey Of The Dragons is an amazing track, still sounds great today almost 20 years after it was released. If you like this track I'd recommend checking out Computer Incantations For World Peace by Jean-Luc Ponty released in 1983, pretty similar but... See full review
Red Planet
posted a review of Red Planet. over 10 years ago
This has got to be the ultimate Detroit Techno label for me, Red Planets 1 to 9 are all classics that still sound amazing today. Uncompromising, experimental, progressive, funky, banging, contemplative, melancholy, joyful and uplifting, harsh and... See full review
Various - 4 Super Quentes Nacionais
submitted Various - 4 Super Quentes Nacionais. over 10 years ago
Various - Darker Than Blue: Soul From Jamdown 1973 - 1980
posted a comment on Various - Darker Than Blue: Soul From Jamdown 1973 - 1980. over 10 years ago
Wonderful, joyous, life-affirming music. If you like music with soul you need this comp. Every track is a winner, from the organ fueled funk of Boris Gardiner's "Ghetto Funk", to Ken Boothe's peerless cover version of Syl Johnson's "Is It Because I'm... See full review
Various - Darker Than Blue: Soul From Jamdown 1973 - 1980
posted a comment on Various - Darker Than Blue: Soul From Jamdown 1973 - 1980. over 10 years ago
Wonderful, joyous, life-affirming music. If you like music with soul you need this comp. Every track is a winner, from the organ fueled funk of Boris Gardiner's "Ghetto Funk", to Ken Boothe's peerless cover version of Syl Johnson's "Is It Because I'm... See full review