WIN FREE COPIES OF LET IT WHIRL, SOUL SIDES 3 & 4

Just because it’s the holidays and I’m in a giving mood…

1) Take my one second quiz.
2) Send your guesses here. Subject line: One Second Quiz
3) Folks with the top 5 best scores get sent links to download HQ versions of Let It Whirl + Soul Sides Vol 3 and Vol 4

Cheers!

FUNKY LIKE A SHAMROCK SHAKE

Our friends at Get On Down are re-releasing a green vinyl version of “Jump Around” (feat. the Pete Rock remix on the B-side), just in time for St. Patty’s Day. They’ve generously offered a 12″ up as a giveaway. Interested? Email us, subject line: “jump up and get down.” We’ll select a winner at random in a few days.

A QUANTIC DOUBLESHOT GIVEAWAY

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Late summer can be a slow time for new releases but Quantic has blessed us with not one but two new 7″s, each of which are well worth copping.

This week, he dropped his cumbia remake of “Doo Wop (That Thing)” with French-Chilean rapper filling in mic duties for L-Boogie. I heard he had this instrumental in the works back when he was on the podcast but I wasn’t sure he was going to put it out.

Quantic feat. Anita/Ana Tijoux: Doo Wop
On 7″ […]

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BLOWOUT COMB GIVEAWAY

Digable Planet Product Shot

Just another reminder that I’m getting old but Digable Planets’ sophomore album, Blowout Comb is almost 20 years old (damn!) and just ahead of its anniversary, Light in the Attic has commissioned a full vinyl reissue of the album. Included is a special embossed cover and 18″×24″ fold-out poster plus a liner notes booklet by Larry Mizell Jr. (They have some cool white and lavender special vinyl versions but the white are out and the lavender are for LITA subscribers exclusively).

LITA is generous enough to sponsor a […]

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LONG LIVE BOOGALOO + GIVEAWAY

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Pete Rodriguez: Pete’s Boogaloo
Herbie Oliveri and the Latin Blues Band: We Belong Together
Bobby Quesada and His Band: Ritmo Moderno
All from Long Live Boogaloo (Secret Stash, 2012)

It’s been a while since there’s been new boogaloo anthology/comp to hit the market and the folks at Secret Stash didn’t half-step in assembling their new Long Live Boogaloo. They got legendary Latin promoter/designer Izzy Sanabria to draw the cover and write the liner notes, adding a personal touch from a boogaloo insider. Moreover, while previous anthologies tended to serve […]

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GIVEAWAY: LOVE APPLE

The only downside to Numero Group is that they put out too much damn music!1 Just as I’m trying to catch up with the excellence that was their Boddie set, I’m now trying to stay atop of their upcoming Lou Ragland and Red, Black and Green Productions releases respectively and their dropping limited edition vinyl exclusives by gospel singer Shirley Ann Lee and the one I’m most jazzed about: this Boddie-vault rescue by the girl group, Love Apple.

Love Apple: What Will Tomorrow Bring?
From S/T (Numero Group, 2012)

The sound quality isn’t the […]

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GIVEAWAY: DARLING DEARS 7″


The Darling Dears: And I Love You
From 7″ (Flower City/Culture of Sound, 1972/2012)

I first heard about the Darling Dears 7″ on Soulstrut in 2010 and Matthew Africa recently did a nice write-up on his blog where he describes the sound of the group as “airy female harmonies set against a wall of sludgy funk and heavy drums,” which just about sums it up. A really awesome single and expensively obscure out the wazoo.

By sheer coincidence, two different labels have reissued it, basically at the same time, both of which followed perfectly […]

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WHEEDLE’S GROOVE GIVEAWAY

A very very cool new package from the folks at Light in the Attic: they’ve recently turned their famous Seattle soul/funk anthology, Wheedle’s Groove into a 45s boxset which features 10 7″s highlighting songs/artists from the original comp. It’s a sick package, including replicated artwork for the 7″s which is always a nice touch, plus a bonus EP of Robbie Hill’s Family Affair’s unreleased sessions.

Unfortunately, they can’t offer the boxset for a giveaway since it’s a limited edition item, BUT Light in the Attic will giveaway an original copy of anthology on CD.

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QUANTIC GIVEAWAY

Apologies for the absence of new posts; I’m in the middle of an intensive summer institute so my time is very short right now. However, given that I – and I assume many readers are – fans of Quantic, wanted to let you know there’s a current giveaway to win Quantic’s entire back catalog.

CULTURES OF SOUL 7″ GIVEAWAY

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Barbara Lynn: I’m a Good Woman (snippet)
From 7″ (Cultures of Soul, 2011)

The Fabulous Fugitives and Their Review: What the World Needs (snippet)
From 7″ (Cultures of Soul, 2011)

Cultures of Soul is a relatively new label (both reissues and new releases) put together by DJ Jeff Swallom aka Deano Sounds. The label is part of a mini-content empire that includes a sales site for original vinyl plus interviews with different soul/funk personalities.

Anyways, they’ve been kind enough to offer up a 7″ giveaway for a few […]

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