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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.

Recent Activity

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submitted Zambia Heritage Singers - Getsemani. 24 days ago
submitted Brenda & The Big Dudes - Cool Spot. 25 days ago
submitted Martha Ulaeto - Love Me Now. 28 days ago
submitted Girma Yifrashewa - Love & Peace. 2 months ago
Horace Tapscott With The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra - Live At I.U.C.C.
submitted Horace Tapscott With The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra - Live At I.U.C.C.. 7 months ago
Various - Spécial Xème Festival National
posted a review of Various - Spécial Xème Festival National. 11 months ago
Another version of Nana, titled Nananina, is available on the Musique Sans Parole album. Both versions are great.
The Ahmad Jamal Trio* - The Awakening
posted a review of The Ahmad Jamal Trio* - The Awakening. about 1 year ago
I was referring to the mastering more than the pressings. I've been lucky I guess, no issues with the pressings I've purchased so far in this series. But unfortunately vinyl pressings are terribly inconsistent at the moment, and that's across the... See full review
Basic Channel
posted a review of Basic Channel. about 1 year ago
There's no doubt that these guys (Moritz Von Oswald and Mark Ernestus) are two of the most important and influential figures in electronic music since the early 1990s. Not only because their standards are so ridiculously consistently high but because... See full review
Shifted Phases - The Cosmic Memoirs Of The Late Great Rupert J. Rosinthrope
posted a review of Shifted Phases - The Cosmic Memoirs Of The Late Great Rupert J. Rosinthrope. about 1 year ago
Hello beautyendecay, thanks for your response. I have heard all the Stinson interviews as far as I'm aware, and am well aware of the Drexciya Research Lab (though I haven't visited it in some years now). I've found Rennick's views interesting and he... See full review
The Ahmad Jamal Trio* - The Awakening
posted a review of The Ahmad Jamal Trio* - The Awakening. about 1 year ago
This series is about 20-25% cheaper than the Acoustic Sounds series, and from my experience I think the difference in quality is reflected in the price, so I'd say people should adjust their expectations accordingly. Similar to the difference between... See full review
Shifted Phases - The Cosmic Memoirs Of The Late Great Rupert J. Rosinthrope
posted a review of Shifted Phases - The Cosmic Memoirs Of The Late Great Rupert J. Rosinthrope. about 1 year ago
I don't understand why this is tagged as Storm 6, it doesn't say so on the release, has it ever been confirmed by anyone officially connected to Drexciya? Grava4 explicitly states on the cover that it's volume 6, so surely that is official?
The Bobby Hamilton Quintet Unlimited - Dream Queen
posted a review of The Bobby Hamilton Quintet Unlimited - Dream Queen. about 1 year ago
The mastering for the Now Again reissue is definitely superior, unfortunately I had issues with my pressing so returned it, and will stick with my Superfly version for now.
Transllusion - Mind Over Positive And Negative Dimensional Matter
posted a review of Transllusion - Mind Over Positive And Negative Dimensional Matter. about 1 year ago
Try "Do You Want To Get Down?" at the wrong speed, i.e. 33rpm instead of 45rpm, a cosmic brain melter! As the speeds aren't mentioned on the record I initially played both sides at 33rpm not realising until much later that it should be 45rpm for the... See full review
Bell'a Njoh - Bell'a Njoh
posted a review of Bell'a Njoh - Bell'a Njoh. about 1 year ago
Looking for just the cover in reasonable condition, message me if you've got one to sell.
Grachan Moncur III - Evolution
posted a review of Grachan Moncur III - Evolution. about 1 year 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. about 1 year ago
submitted Yvonne Chaka Chaka - I'm Burning Up. about 1 year ago
Crosswaves
posted a review of Crosswaves. about 1 year 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. over 2 years ago
Moodymann
posted a comment on Moodymann. over 2 years 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. over 2 years ago
N'draman Blintch - Cikamele'
submitted N'draman Blintch - Cikamele'. over 3 years ago
Nkono Teles
posted a comment on Nkono Teles. over 3 years 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. over 3 years ago
Assagai - Assagai
submitted Assagai - Assagai. over 3 years ago
Powerline - Journey / Double Journey
submitted Powerline - Journey / Double Journey. over 3 years ago
Sammy Obot - I Believe In Music
posted a review of Sammy Obot - I Believe In Music. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years ago
Holy shit, this is true P-Funk, Uncut Funk, the Bomb!
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 4 years ago
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 4 years ago
George Clinton - Atomic Dog
posted a review of George Clinton - Atomic Dog. over 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 8 years ago
Various - Firehouse Revolution
posted a comment on Various - Firehouse Revolution. over 9 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 10 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 11 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 11 years ago
Don't forget Leon Ware also appears on this album. Agree with the recommendation, especially for Estrelar, fantastic!