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Bobby Bland

Drummer John “Jab’O” Starks thumps his way through a Latin-tinged shuffle behind Bland’s trademark growl. In Issue 5, Jab’O, later…

June 23rd, 2013 | | Re:Discovery
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Bobby Bland

On this early ’70s side, Bobby Bland—who was a member of Memphis’s Beale Streeters with B. B. King and Junior…

June 23rd, 2013 | | Re:Discovery
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Cassiano

This single is taken from the last of these records, 1977’s puzzlingly named Cuban Soul 18 Kilates, which I’ll go ahead and proclaim his best.

June 21st, 2013 | | Re:Discovery
Os Brazoes

Os Brazões

Brazilian airwaves were ruled by two distinct powers in the late ’60s: the verbose political rhetoric of a military regime hell-bent on keeping Communism out of Brazil by any means necessary, and the advent of tropicália.

June 20th, 2013 | | Re:Discovery
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Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson

The record features Jackson on the TONTO, an amalgamation of classic and custom modular synthesizers built by creator Malcolm Cecil…

June 11th, 2013 | | Re:Discovery
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94 East

One of the earliest recorded examples of Prince’s musicianship is the Minneapolis Genius record, credited to 94 East.

June 7th, 2013 | | Re:Discovery
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C. K. Mann & His Carousel 7

It began in Africa. That much seems unassailable, at least when you’re talking about the roots of rhythm-based music…

June 6th, 2013 | | Re:Discovery
Coley

Coley

Whether Goodbye Brains was ahead of its time or not, it certainly flew under the radar.

June 6th, 2013 | | Re:Discovery
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Curtis Mayfield

Think things are bad now? America was going through them changes in 1975.

June 3rd, 2013 | | Re:Discovery
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Buari

Disco Soccer, the album, has moments of supreme Afro-disco intensity—“I’m Ready,” “It’s What’s Happening,” “Hard Times”—but “disco soccer,” the concept, was not quite as sound.

June 3rd, 2013 | | Re:Discovery
Young Gun Silver Fox

Yo! MTV Raps, The Internet, Kashif, Mary Wilson, Miguel, Cool Uncle, Mia Doi Todd

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