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The Magnificent Tape Band: The subtle Art Of Distraction (ATA Records)

Leeds based outfit The Magnificent Tape Band (brainchild of Neil Innes & Pete Williams) bring out their debut album recorded in analogue and the results show, this is a real touch of class and rather special too...

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Judith Hill: The Pepper Club

"Pepper" is no potboiler either,slinky guitar,crisp beats,some decent slap bass and a stonking horn section make this a goose necking floor filling and fun party banger - five feet from stardom!

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Lakeside : Shot of love,rough riders,fantastic voyage

It's interesting that this 1980 release really put Lakeside out there with bands like Slave, Bar-Kays & Parliament especially being from Dayton,Ohio this now promoted them to the first division of Funkateers.

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Ltd : shine on

Hands up who remembers L.T.D? (Love, Togetherness, Devotion), the ten-piece Band from North Carolina that featured Jeffrey Osborne on lead vocals a band that came into their own in the early 70’s

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Marlena Shaw : Go Away little Boy the columbia anthology

* Lovers of soul jazz and rare groove will no doubt be extremely excited by this bumper 2-CD compilation concentrating on her three year stint with Columbia between 1977-1980,culled from three of her seminal albums

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The New Mastersounds : Renewed Energy

The New Mastersounds are back and playing much the same type of groove-oriented organ-combo music they've been embracing for nigh on 20 years but with some added twists.

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Sharpeye: Rhythm Rhyme Revolution

Game changer, fashion icon, maverick, dancer, singer (I could go on) the rather bespoke Barrie K Sharpe makes a delightful return to the fray with this his sterling new platter....

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M.F.S.B: The Definitive Collection

This pool of thirty musicians worked closely with Gamble & Huff and arranger Thom Bell producing exhilarating music for those heady times backing acts such as Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes

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Kay-Gees: Keep On Bumpin’ & Masterplan + Find A Friend + Kilowatt

The Kay-Gees were an American funk and disco group during the 1970's and were the protégés and spin off of Kool & the Gang much like The JB's who were the little brothers of James Brown...

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Terri Shaltiel : Sweet Thing

The extremely powerfull soul ballad 'One Of These Days' is another tour de force with some blistering singing and organ playing a tune you could easily see Etta James singing back in the day

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