Rock It, Don’t Stop It – Another BBE delicacy

Podemos afirmar, sem dúvidas, que o Funk é o pai do Hip-Hop. E que apesar de o Disco ser visto como algo externo a este movimento, é necessário lembrar que por vezes foi também o veículo que deu boleia ao Rap, tirando-o de Nova Iorque e levando-o a dar voltas ao globo – sendo que ainda hoje o resultado desses (aparentemente) divergentes estilos ecoa um pouco por todo o mundo.

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‘Rock It… Don’t Stop It!’ apresenta uma seleção de singles Rap esquecidos ou relativamente obscuros provenientes desse tão prolífico período – entre 79 e 83 – universalmente conhecido como old-school.

O Hip-Hop e o Rap são forças dominantes na cena contemporânea e têm-se tentado adaptar constantetemente, de modo a manterem a sua pertinência, mas nesta colectânea viajamos para trás no tempo mais de 30 anos – celebrando o nascimento deste movimento.

A seleção é feita por Sean P e a edição é da BBE. 2 x LPs + CD. Imaculada. Só faltava trazer um cartão para pôr no chão antes de tentar esgalhar o esqueleto nuns moves de Break Dance.

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Cheapearls #1 | David Joseph

“Don’t judge a book by its cover”. I would say the same about David Joseph and his 12” “You Can’t Hide Your Love” (1983, Island Records). The background colours  of the cover take us to the place where the worst of the eighties live in. But don’t let the cheesy cover get to you.


Behind it, there’s an awesome tune, that makes us remember D-Train’s You’re Not The One For Me, with some amazing rhythm  and swing sections. And, for once, the Larry Levan’s remix of it is worst than the original (what are the odds?!). The best is the price. This underrated groovy 80ish record lives amongst the boxes of bargains and in the internet is sold for 1 or 2 euros.

The Topics – Reissue!

Mais um excelente trabalho de escavação por parte da Jazzman Records. Não serão raros os casos em que damos relevo a (re)edições levadas a cabo pela Jazzman, mas este  – além de recente – é um daqueles discos de arrepiar os cabelos a um careca.
Partam o vosso porquinho mealheiro e botem esta rodela a girar. Vão ver que em pouco tempo estarão a girar com ela!

PS: vai rodar muito no Magia Negra, estejam atentos!

“This LP is the perfect combination of Crossover and Modern
soul filled with strong black male group harmonies and funky instrumentation, a recording to savor the palette of soul and funk collectors across the board.  This release isn’t just about the vocalists but also the variety of talented musicians and unique instrumentation involved in creating this timeless testament to West Coast African-American consciousness of the late 70s and early 80s.

One of our key initiatives at Jazzman Records is setting the facts straight, righting the wrongs of mistaken identities and often giving previously unknown artists credit where credit is well overdue.  In this case, our main topic of discussion is The Topics and their “Wanted Live! By A Million Girls” LP.  The funky soul archaeologists here at Jazzman are extremely proud to announce this forthcoming release in our Soul Spectrum? Series.

We’ve invested all our fine tuned resources into making this LP reissue even better than the original.  All 8 tracks have been digitally remastered while all of the original LP cover art has been reproduced as an exact replica of the original LP issued in the early 1980s.  You may try your hand at obtaining an off condition copy in the 1,000GBP price range or file our brilliant limited edition reissue with a bonus extensive liner notes insert in your collection for only a fraction of the price.

As group harmony and soul groups go, in many cases, there are some very popular group names, popular to the point of redundancy.  Often the same name was used by different, multiple groups all around the country, round about the same time, coincidentally unbeknownst to one another.  While the artists didn’t intend to be any less unique than others sharing the same name, this duplicity has caused quite a bit of debate and confusion for record collectors over the years.

The mystery of this rather ambiguously designed Modern Soul LP has haunted collectors for decades.  Now for the first time ever, we can finally confirm that this specific West Coast group is (from Fresno, CA and) only recorded on the Token and NCS labels and is not to be confused with any other groups of the same name who recorded on the Heavy-Duty, Dream, TSG, Noodle, Carnival, Chadwick, Mercury, Castle and Brother III labels.”

taken from Jazzman Records

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Music From the Depths of Groove


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