We continue to give you some ideas to a christmas list filled up with groove. Now, the wishlist by another guy from our crew:
Released in 2007, it’s centere on the exhibition “My Mind: Cultural Capital of Black America, 1900–1968”, that took place in 1969, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. “An exhibition that sought to explore the cultural history of the predominantly Black community of Harlem”.
“Ed Piskor is the sh#t!!” – De La Soul – I think this is enough to say about these great books made by Ed Piskor that travel through the early history of Hip Hop.
“A compilation that brings together nine of the most important and obscure hits of the Brazilian Funk-Boogie-Disco scene during the years of 1978 to 1982. Júnior Santos is a Carioca drummer since his 15 years old, and is today a respected vinyl collector and music researcher.”
4. JB’s – These are the JB’s
Previously unreleased 1970 album by James Brown’s backing band the JB’s, led by Bootsy Collins. Released on “Black Friday”, November, 2014, it is limited to 3000 pieces. “This album is the epitome of funk music, Brown’s innovation that influenced everything that came after it, from Afro-beat to disco to hip-hop.”
“Captivating 66-minute documentary following autodidactic African-American outsider artist, Lonnie Holley – whose ‘Just Before Music’ album was one of our faves of 2012” – SoundOHM
“Harry Whitaker is a piano player, producer and arranger who at the age of 26 recorded Black Renaissance “Body, Mind, and Spirit,” a holy grail amongst collectors of soul-jazz and rare groove, and an album so rare it’s virtually a myth to many.”
“Knitting Factory have released two vinyl box sets reissuing Fela Kuti’s albums—the first was curated by ?uestlove, the second by Ginger Baker and the third was put together by Brian Eno. The box includes a 12 page book that includes a foreword from Brian Eno, album notes from Chris May, translated lyrics, and photos from Bernard Matussiere”.
“Emory Douglas was an integral part of the Black Panther Party, joining as minister of culture in 1967 and designing artwork that became potent symbols of the movement. The collection of newspaper illustrations, posters and pamphlets, of which this is just a selection, all bear his trademark imagery, and hard-hitting slogans, which inspired many to act” – The Guardian