Collection includes all studio albums at the moment: Alf (1984); Raindancing (1987); Hoodoo (1991) EU and Japanese press; Essex (1994); Hometime (2002); Voice (2004); The Turn (2007); The Minutes (2013)
Vocalion's reissue of two classic 1970s/'80s albums by famous French orchestra leader/arranger/composer Paul Mauriat. Remastered from the original stereo tapes for Vocalion's trademark crystal-clear sound quality.
Born and raised in North Philadelphia, PA, Grammy Award Winner, BILLY PAUL began singing at the age of 12 and sometimes performed on local radio shows. Drawing inspiration from his family’s collection of 78’s, BILLY PAUL would incorporate Jazz, R&B and Pop into his style, resulting in a unique sound that became synonymous with Philadelphia International Records.
Not many records can be pinpointed as genuine historical turning points, but La Leyenda Del Tiempo is a bona fide before/after landmark in the flamenco world. El Camarón de la Isla, almost universally regarded as the greatest flamenco singer of all time, put aside his classic partnership with Paco de Lucía to record with different musicians and incorporate rock and jazz elements on an album often called the Sgt. Pepper's of flamenco. It was a radical, daring step by a singer in his late twenties who opened the door for a whole wave of musicians and bands who are still major figures in Spanish music. It cemented the legend of El Camarón de la Isla as a towering creative force who, much like Bob Marley in reggae, brought flamenco into the present without losing the essence of the root tradition.
Released in 1978 & 1979 respectively Watsonian Institue are Johnny Guitar Watson’s backing band and both albums – unsurprisingly – were produced & arranged by Johnny Guitar Watson. There’s a sort of low slung feel to many of the tracks here, reminiscent of Watson’s style. ‘Master Funk’, ‘The Funk If I Know’ and ‘De John’s Delight’ are highlights on Master Funk whilst ‘Pretty Brown Doll’, ‘Lil Sis’ and Follow Me’ are the best tracks on E.D.P.
The LateNightTales series is an easy gateway for those interested in finding where an artist's influences lie – with volumes that are curated by Jamiroquai, MGMT, Belle & Sebastian, and Lindstrøm, among many others – and Röyksopp's contribution showcases the Norwegian duo's love of analog synthesizer tones…
1980 and 1981 release by Thelma Houston on one CD. Breakwater Cat - Suspicious Mind, Down The Backstairs Of My Life, Understand Your Man, Lost And Found, Something We May Never Know, Breakwater Cat, Long Lasting Love, Before There Could Be Me, Gone, What Was That Song. Never Gonna Be Another One - Never Give You Up, Too Many Teardrops, Tears, There's No Runnin Away From Love, Never Gonna Be An Another One, If You Feel It, Don't Make Me Over, Hollywood.