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.
T-Connection, formed in 1975, were a Funk/Disco group who hailed from reportedly one of the funkiest places on the planet, Nassau, in the Bahamas. Looking to further their chances of success the group leader, Theophilus "T” Coakley (vocals, guitar and keyboards) persuaded the other members of the group, his brother Kirkwood Coakley (bass, drums), David Mackey (guitars) and Anthony Flowers (drums, percussion) to take the short flight to Miami, Florida shortly after the birth of the group. Shortly after arriving T-Connection signed with dash Records, an off-shoot of the very successful Miami based T.K. Disco imprint.
The Swedish trio Me The Tiger took me by surprise last year with their official debut album “Vitriolic”. The work revealed an interesting and refreshing electro-pop sound. The band is now back on track re-releasing their original self-released album “Me The Tiger”. The work was originally released during 2013 as an 8-track digital work. This new version features the 8 original songs plus an extra cut…