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MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Mojan Edits: Uptight Boss b/w Beg For A Dollar (Vinyl 7″)

Aaaand this is what happens when people mistake the ‘stank’ in Stank Soul Edits for ‘skank’. It sets Mako & Mr Bristow to thinking – ‘What would a ‘skank soul edit’ sound like’? Maybe a riddim from back when rocksteady was morphing into ‘boss reggae’ on a Toots/ Upsetters/ Trojan tip and maybe pair that with a classic American soul vocal? You know – like as if Berry Gordy had
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FRANKIE BEVERLY’S RAW SOUL: What Color (Vinyl 7″)

FRANKIE BEVERLY'S RAW SOUL:  What ColorRating: ★★★★★ It’s stanky no-prisoners funk time here on Brewerytown Records re-release of What Color by Frankie Beverly’s Raw Soul. Alternately-titled Color Blind, this cut from 1971 is re-released with a previously unheard instrumental take and Brewerytown Records got both versions mixed and remastered in stereo by veterans Tom Moulton and Peter Humphreys using their experiences from
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DELVON LAMARR ORGAN TRIO: Jimmy’s Groove (Vinyl 7″)

DELVON LAMARR ORGAN TRIO: Jimmy's GrooveCurrently in digital format only (though eventually it will be part of a Pt 1/ Pt 2 45), is new Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio single, Jimmy’s Groove. Initially, it’s a relatively sparse arrangement, consisting mainly of a fat drum-break, bass and organ (naturally) in that order, though the guitar contribution picks up increasingly from rhythmic chops and stabs around a quarter of the way in to
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THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS: Be Yourself (Vinyl LP + 45) Re-release

THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS:  Be Yourself (Vinyl LP + 45) Re-releaseMaybe a funk revival twenty years after funk first became displaced or absorbed by disco and early hip-hop was on the cards but who would have predicted that a further two decades on (having lasted twice the length of funk’s original heyday) it would still be going strong? Maybe The New Mastersounds know something about it having appeared in 1999 just a few years after the
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ESPADRILLE: Bandana Breaks b/w Funk Off (Vinyl 7″)

ESPADRILLE: Bandana Breaks b/w Funk Off (Vinyl 7Espadrille plant their rope-soled feet firmly back onto the Hammond funk scene with new 45 Bandana Breaks b/w Funk Off. The duo travel under the names ‘T. Montana’ (‘say hello to my little fren’!’) and the vaguely New Mastersounds-y ‘H. Shand’ and have apparently been making music for decades. As they’re studio bound though, they’ve had no need to elbow their way
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MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Stank Soul Edits Vol. 4 (Vinyl 7″)

MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Stank Soul Edits Vol. 4 (Vinyl 7Stop the press! Mako & Mr Bristow finally release Stank Soul Edits Vol. 4! It seems like forever since Vol. 3 but now here they are with their fourth volume of funky 45 edits and three tracks no less, not to mention having jumped ship from Resense to Breakbeat Paradise for what just happens to be BBP’s first ever vinyl 7″! But three tracks on a 45? Well, like the boys say, their raison d’etre is
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SON OF SAM feat. MASTA ACE & LARGE PROFESSOR: Come A Long Way (Vinyl 7″)

SON OF SAM feat. MASTA ACE & LARGE PROFESSOR:  Come A Long Way (Vinyl 7Son Of Sam – haven’t they come a long way eh? Haven’t they done well? They’ve gone from all those original hip-hop instrumentals that got shelved for a few years, to hooking up with a slew of emcees from the cream of the underground (old and new) who still practise the art of rhyme and then finally dropping album Cinder Hill last year and before you know it, it’s all been appearances
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SOUL DYNAMITE 45: Wah Wah Wah (MARC HYPE & JIM DUNLOOP) / Bulgarianized (HUCKSPIN & MONOPHONIC)(Vinyl 7″)

SOUL DYNAMITE 45:  Wah Wah Wah (MARC HYPE & JIM DUNLOOP) / Bulgarianized (HUCKSPIN & MONOPHONIC)Rating: ★★★★★ Boo! and, indeed, yakka! – as new label Soul Dynamite 45s release what is effectively a double A-side 7″ featuring funky breaks cuts from two world-class production teams: Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop’s Wah Wah Wah and Huckspin & Monophonic’s Bulgarianized. Nothing so conventional or mundane as a mere A and AA denotation for Soul Dynamite though – they’re
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BAZZA RANKS feat. DYNAMITE MC: Memories (Vinyl 7″)

BAZZA RANKS feat. DYNAMITE MC:  MemoriesDynamite MC displays an elephant-like power of recall on Memories, the new one from Bazza Ranks which is essentially a irie dancehall pastiche of (and homage to) Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth’s classic early 90s boom-bap adventure T.R.O.Y. But what’s old Dyna reminiscing about from back in the day? ‘Marijuana’ – well, you sensed he might…’good times’ – glad to hear it…’knife crime’
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BOBBY JONES: Welcome Back A Foolish Man b/w Lovin’ Hard, Livin Good (Vinyl 7″)

BOBBY JONES:  Welcome Back A Foolish Man b/w Lovin' Hard, Livin Good (Vinyl 7Rocafort Records make it a new year double whammy by following up news of the forthcoming Andy Cooper LP with news of another dope seven inch soul repress – in this case Bobby Jones’ Welcome Back A Foolish Man. Originally released back in 1970 on the Kack label (no, I can’t it would be like shooting fish in a barrel), this finds slept-on Chicago soul man Jones pleading with his missus to take him ‘back’ over a mid-tempo, strings-
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