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Various Artists | This is Flying Dutchman 1969-1975 (2023)

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This is Flying Dutchman 1969-1975: Bob Thiele is one of the great producers. For his work with John Coltrane alone, where he gave free reign to the saxophone great’s wildest musical visions including ‘A Love Supreme’, ignoring the usual cost consciousness of a major label, he deserves to be lauded. In addition to this his 8 years at Impulse saw him recording seminal works by scores of musicians including late blooming masterpieces by Ellington and Hodges, and a whole wave of ‘new thing’ jazzers such as Archie Shepp and Pharoah Sanders. He didn’t stop there and when he launched his own label Flying Dutchman in 1969, he continued to innovate and record music that reflected its times, but that also resonates down through the ages.

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The Good Samaritans – No Food Without Taste if by Hunger


Analog Africa has reissue The Good Samaritans’ Edo Funk classic No Food Without Taste If By Hunger. The 1982 album from Philosopher Okundaye’s The Good Samaritans was initially recorded with a 24-track at Phonodisk Studio in Ijebu Igbo in Ogun State, east of Lagos. Due to its private pressing, No Food Without Taste If By Hunger has been a rare find until now.
Put your dancing shoes and be ready to kill the dancefloor, the intoxicating highlife music known as Edo Funk from Benin City, Nigeria is back. Following the planetary success of our “Edo Funk Explosion Vol.1”   Bandcamp
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Various Artist – Soul’d Out: The Complete Wattstax Collection

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic WATTSTAX event that took place at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum in 1972, Stax Records presents the most comprehensive collection of audio recordings from the event ever. This 12-CD set, features 31 previously unreleased tracks, with material from the Summit Club and other additional recordings. The 76-page, full-color book in the set also features, an introduction by Wattstax creator Al Bell, plus new essays by Rob Bowman and A. Scott Galloway. Wattstax was a benefit concert organized by Stax Records in conjunction with the Watt Summer Festival to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the 1965 Watts riots in Los Angeles. Attended by more than 100,000 people and lasting 7 hours, the concert took place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on August 20, 1972… Craft Recordings
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