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posted a comment on Archie Shepp - Attica Blues. about 1 month ago
Can you post your copy up so we can have a look at it? This site might help
posted a comment on The Sisters Love - Give Me Your Love. about 1 month ago
Can anyone help me with, What's the difference between the two sides? A and AA
posted a comment on Kleeer - Intimate Connection. about 1 month ago
I remember this being a sure fired hit, so plenty of copies should have been pressed, So much so that Kleeer revisited the title track on their next album "Seeekret" with "Lay Ya Down Ez". I would say about $10 would be about right for a mint /mint ... See full review
posted a comment on Kleeer - Intimate Connection / Tonight. about 1 month ago
I think you are 100% RIGHT it does not make any sense.I could not see the reference, maybe because it is now listed under unofficial.
posted a comment on Kleeer - Intimate Connection. about 1 month ago
Sorry Huebert but that cannot be right, It's called "Intimate Connection". How has no one's picked up on this since 2016.
posted a comment on Riuichi Sakamoto* - Riot In Lagos. about 1 month ago
I can remember this track "Riot in Lagos" from the early 80s when the mood and atmosphere would change while this track was being played by any dj.
It had this strange way of changing how the crowd danced and interacted while the track was on, people ... See full review
posted a comment on Eugene Mc Daniels* - Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse. about 1 month ago
This issue comes with a separate lyric sheet i would like to know if the other presses have this feature.
posted a comment on Andy Bey. about 1 month ago
Andy Bey's output is very strange, he did one solo album in the 70s and is featured on some of the Gary Bartz and Horace Silver albums around this period, but seemed to disappear for about 15 years only to reappear in the early 90s, Andy is also featured ... See full review
posted a comment on Pharoah Sanders - Jewels Of Thought. about 1 month ago
The track on side one Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah is a typical Leon Thomas and Sanders affair, so amazing you want to wake up to this every morning.
I would like to thank Mr Sanders for bringing order to this world of chaos.
I hate to think of what ... See full review
posted a comment on Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt. 2 months ago
It is important no to polarize the concepts of wuji and daiji, as if they were opposites somehow contending with one another. One of the great truths of Daoism is that so-called opposites do not truly work against each other at all, but rather interact, ... See full review
posted a comment on Strata-East. 2 months ago
I started collecting this label when no one i knew seemed to be interested in the label .
I was buying the records because i liked the music on the albums.
At some point i looked at the albums i was buying and noticed i kept purchasing the same label ... See full review
posted a comment on Cameo. 2 months ago
I never forget when i went to see these guys at the Electric Ballroom in Camden if i am not correct about the exact location, But it was in Camden, London England and the crowd went nuts when they came on stage,until he end of the set, Larry Blackmon had ... See full review
posted a comment on Honest Jon's Records. 2 months ago
For me Honest Jons is the place to be, I have bought so much great music from this shop over the years, i cannot think of another shop like it, Hanna, Harv, Nicky, Andy, Capone, Tetsew, just to name a few not including Mark, Alan, Doug, If you are not ... See full review
posted a comment on Calvin Keys - Shawn-Neeq. 2 months ago
This is a funking great album B.K. and B.E. sound like they were written by the same person but are credited by Owen Marshall and Calvin Keys, who cares when the music is so GREAT.
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posted a comment on The Piano Choir - Handscapes. 2 months ago
Watch out Charles Tolilver/Music Inc did versions of Effi -"Live in Tokyo" and also on Max Roach's "Members don't get weary" were talking some serious music here.
posted a comment on The Piano Choir - Handscapes. 2 months ago
I hear you Wattsiswhat and Keagile are saying, years ago i would go to the record fairs and just ask for "any Strata East"? from the record sellers/dealers and they would have a strange look on their faces and say "NO".
They just did not get it because ... See full review
posted a comment on Miles Davis - Sketches Of Spain. 2 months ago
I just like to add my two pence into the mix,, with 235 separate pressings listed this must be one of the most popular Jazz albums ever.
It could the fact that Miles did so much GREAT music.
Look at his catalogue, were do you start? The man was a ... See full review
posted a comment on Donald Byrd - Places And Spaces. 4 months ago
Experiences like this don't come that often lately, but when they do, you can look back at the changes buying records today may never be the same. check out Johnny Hammond "Gears"
posted a review of Redman - Da Goodness. 5 months ago
One of those underrated tracks that should have turned out to be a classic. And should rock any good party.
Underground heads know, even the the video is rocking.
I love Redman's cartoon avatar which is so cool.
posted a review of Ali G & Shaggy - Me Julie. 5 months ago
Shaggy lost ALL the respect and credibility, he had by doing this record, Not that he had much before.
The best thing about this record is the girls in the video.
That Sacha Baron Cohen is a piss taker who should never be taken seriously much less buy ... See full review
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posted a comment on Various - The Best Of Black Jazz Records 1971-1976. 6 months ago
This issue is not a boot leg.
James Hardge bought the master tapes off Doug Carn not knowing Doug Carn had Given access to the Black Jazz catalogue too Soul Jazz Records.
Doug Carn created the confusion by not informing both parties.
P-Vine also released ... See full review
posted a review of Redman. 6 months ago
Redman Deserves better recognition in the Rap game, One of the most unique and original characters to grace the mike, O.D.B. Method Man, and Buster rhymes are his peers.
His technique style, and delivery have yet to be bettered. If he came from New York ... See full review
posted a comment on Ol' Dirty Bastard. 6 months ago
For me ODB was one of the funniest and most talented artists in the Rap game, a true gentleman who the public loved, But man was he crazy.
I don't think fame calmed him down and he did'nt take himself seriously, the world is at a loss of such a great ... See full review
posted a comment on Stanley Crouch - Ain't No Ambulances For No Nigguhs Tonight. 7 months ago
Has anyone seen a laminated gate fold copy of this album?
My copy is a gate fold non laminated.
posted a comment on Stanley Crouch - Ain't No Ambulances For No Nigguhs Tonight. 7 months ago
Does this issue come in a gate fold cover?
I have the standard copy non laminated.
posted a review of Ice-T - O.G. Original Gangster. 8 months ago
This album should be rated up there with Dr Dre's "Chronic", Snoop Dog's "Doggie style", Wu Tangs "36 Chambers", Nas's "Illmatic" a sure fire Rap classic if you ask me.
posted a review of Ice-T - O.G. Original Gangster. 8 months ago
I always rated this album very highly and thought it was his best project, the whole album has a street feel and reflection that does not pull any punches.
Not many artist can go this deep and convey what its like to live like this or how cold and dark ... See full review
posted a review of Archie Shepp - Attica Blues. 9 months ago
This must be if not Shepp's most ambitious project, it must be up there as one of them.
Just look at the amount of artists involved, I don't understand why his 60s albums are rated so highly but not this one.
I think it maybe due to the fact it has a ... See full review
posted a comment on Archie Shepp - Four For Trane. 9 months ago
Wasn't this recorded and released before Coltrane's passing or even before he knew he was ill, maybe Shepp knew something we didn't?
posted a review of Sharon Jones. 9 months ago
Sharon was one of the true modern day Soul singers that sang with passion rarely seen today,
She came from humble beginnings and sang in church to gospel music also imitating the soul singers of her home with her siblings.
This is a model that ... See full review
posted a review of Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra - Journey In Satchidananda / Blue Nile. 9 months ago
Looks like a great tribute too Alice Coltrane, these guys are doing a sterling job of recreating master pieces, not easy to do to this standard, it takes a lot of heart and soul to pull these tracks off. These guys look like the people to watch in the ... See full review
posted a comment on The Gondwana Orchestra Featuring Dwight Trible - Colors. 9 months ago
Aren't these all covers of Pharoah Sanders classic tracks?
posted a comment on Charles Sullivan - Genesis. 9 months ago
My Inner City copy has serious surface damage from the pressing plant that effects the sound which is very distorted and distracting.
I eventually obtained a Strata East copy which had perfect sound and playing surface, maybe others have come across this ... See full review
posted a comment on Ganksta N-I-P* - The South Park Psycho. 9 months ago
That's what i was going to say and its quite cheap my copy does not sound as good as the CD and only has about six tracks see
posted a comment on Lonnie Liston-Smith* - Say You Love Me. 9 months ago
I remember when this track was used as a jingle for L.W.R. pirate radio station in London in the 80s with a female singer, on 92.5 fm. Those were great times.
posted a comment on Gary Bartz NTU Troop - Harlem Bush Music - Taifa. 10 months ago
I think to write "Pretentious music.... " is such a unfair and poor and disrespectful comment that it should be deleted immediately for its lack of appreciation of what these great musicians were trying to achieve, Andy Bey alone brings so much ... See full review
posted a comment on Depth Charge - Depth Charge. about 1 year ago
Pre WU TANG CLAN using old school Kung Fu movies as samples, many Afro Caribbean and African American communities watched these movies as an alternative to the mainstream.
posted a comment on Eon. about 1 year ago
I am sure no one would intentionally try and write you out of history its just that everyone is suffering from the loss of Ian and would like to express their feelings, I am sorry you feel this way, time is a great healing process and your name will be ... See full review
posted a comment on Gabin Feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater - Into My Soul. about 1 year ago
I like the video, it looks like Dee Dee is really enjoying herself, What also helps is the credits given to the record stores in and around the west end of London that is loosing its appeal to real vinyl junkies.
Before the Internet the record stores ... See full review
posted a review of Millie Jackson - It Hurts So Good. about 1 year ago
Years ago it would have been the late 80s a friend had a copy of this album, We were around a close family and he said this album had been in his family for years and the track "I CRY" was their family favorite.
When the track came on everyone in the ... See full review
posted a comment on Joe Henderson Featuring Alice Coltrane - The Elements. about 1 year ago
For me this is a strange album that should not sound interesting in any way because it breaks all the rules, but that is exactly the point and why is sounds so good.
This is one of those albums that at first you may think all the players are not working ... See full review
posted a review of Ice-T. about 1 year ago
Ice has been one of the rap industry's most influential and outspoken artists who always tried hard to keep rap at its peek.
Few rap artists have kept such a high profile for such a long time, gaining popularity from the general public and the up and ... See full review
posted a review of The Daktaris - Soul Explosion. about 1 year ago
If this is all a big hustle i never feel cheated by having a copy of this album if anything i think the quality of the performances along side the dedication to the reproduction of the Afro sound makes this album an underground classic.
I would say the ... See full review
posted a comment on Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back. about 1 year ago
Night Of The Living Basehats should be "Night Of The Living Baseheads"
posted a review of JD & The Evil's Dynamite Band - Explodes Across The Nation. about 1 year ago
Its a mystery to me as to why this album sells so cheaply and others no were near as good from this period sell for a lot more.
This album and others like it that came out on Soul Fire records are sure Fire winners Don't sleep.
posted a comment on The Ensemble Al-Salaam* - The Sojourner. about 1 year ago
Strata East do not own the master tapes, they are owned by the artists themselves who paid for the studio session.
The Dolphy series and Clifford Jordan's albums are owned by the Clifford Jordan estate.
So you may have to do some research to find the ... See full review
posted a review of Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force* Music By Planet Patrol - Planet Rock. about 1 year ago
In August 1982 Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force went to the Notting hill carnival in London England, They performed Planet Rock, This one event was the talk of the event, No one had ever seen or heard anything like it before.
The raw ... See full review
posted a review of The 24-Carat Black* - Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth. about 1 year ago
I have seen a few copy's of the original and have two myself and the cover cardboard is quite soft like paper mache so the picture is easily damaged.
I would not be surprised if the cover was not made out of recycled paper, the card lacks the consistency ... See full review