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"In the late 1960's, Neftali Santiago's family bought their first home in Willingboro, New Jersey at 22 Somerset Drive. Here he would learn to play the drums and honed his skills, which landed him a spot as the drummer and a singer/ songwriter in Mandrill, one of the most diverse funk bands of all time. In 1975, Santiago took a hiatus from the band and returned home to start a new project. Though he would return to Mandrill in 1978, between the years of 1975 and 1978 Santiago recorded an album's worth of material that has largely been unreleased until now.  

Under the moniker Santiago, Neftali and the talented multi-arranger Joe Byrne recorded four tracks, two of which landed on the band's first single in 1975. Despite the limited success of the band's only single, Neftali's manager secured high profile tours with The Ohio Players and Gil-Scott Heron. After moving across the country, Neftali started new bands (the Santiago Band, Santiago & Friends, and Neftali’s Beast) and kept recording, though nothing came of the tracks except the mysteriously bootlegged “Bionic Funk” 45 in the late 70’s. Though Neftali’s solo career came to an end in 1978 when he rejoined Mandrill, he left a treasure trove of unreleased funk tracks that are sure to please fans of Parliament/ Funkadelic, Boosty Collins, Sly & The Family Stone, and 70’s rare groove. Manufactured Recordings is proud to present Santiago’s complete recordings for the first time ever."

https://neftalisantiago.bandcamp.com/album/22-somerset-dr-1976-1978

 

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A couple of treats available from today..................

the annual future disco Vol 10 is out with those great tunes you've been boogieing down to (or not whatever the case may be), and some you will be........

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http://www.juno.co.uk/products/future-disco-vol-10-complete-repeat/632300-01/

And Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura anthology, for those who like a little spice................................

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http://www.juno.co.uk/products/gilles-peterson-gilles-peterson-presents-havana-cultura/631336-01/

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I must have missed this thread, but for those of you who were on EMS and don't know,  there is a FBook version but sadly its nothing like the Forum with mostly event promos and very little song content, although some folks do post up their Mixcloud uploads, shame EMS was such a goldmine of information.

 

 

 

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On 11 November 2016 at 07:49, ajb said:

a nice early doors track to ease you in to the weekend...........................

 

Nice slice of Jazz Funk ut am i the only one that thinks that Brian on the opening phot bars more than a passing resemblance to Fenners from SoccerAM?

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if you haven't all ready, you'll need one of these in your life before they all go :yes:..............

"Another demo tape recently discovered by Family Groove Records. **Hand Stamped limited edition of 300 copies.
Hall & Floyd’s previously unreleased 1981 session is a nice slice of Disco Funk & R&B that didn’t make the major label cut. Sunrise is the stand-out song featuring a nice blend of Earth Wind & Fire style harmonies, funky horns, spaced-out Moog Synth and a righteous groove good enough to properly fuel your next Roller Skating party."

Give all the tracks a listen.............

http://www.juno.co.uk/products/hall-floyd-sunrise/628637-01/

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one to keep an eye out for in January...............

Ikebe Shakedown - Curitiba Strut b/w Monophonics - Hanging On

 

 

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El Count Executives "I Want To Thank You"

 

out in early January, and a nice touch with a tribute to the memory of Paul Thrower R.I.P

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Loving this...........................

"Brass Horizon only ever had one effort put out onto vinyl. The much sought after "We want to play" on the Minda Mark label. Currently commanding big bucks on the collectors scene. The single also made it onto Keb Darge's Deep Funk lp. Now Super Disco Edits has dug deep again, and unearthed some killer tracks by the band. Brass Horizon were heavily into the Bay Area sound of the mid 70's and especially Tower of Power. The first recording to come to light from these dusty sessions is this one off studio mic take, introducing the band. Fully 6 mins long, we have trimmed it down so it gets a 45 release. pt1&2."

 

 

 

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On 30/07/2016 at 00:27, algsoul said:

what about a nice 70ts type tune   not modern but    

 

hi lawrence , is this album only , or is there a 7" version , thanks john

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New album out soon................

CD Release date may 5th on TGee Records
VINYL Release date August 5th on Ramrock Records
DIGITAL & STREAMNG September 5th

1 - Tom Glide & Gina Carey " Tribute To The Music " (Intro ) 0"49
2 - Tom Glide & Tracy Hamlin " Strong Feelings " 5"20
3 - Tom Glide & Hil St Soul " Soul Train " 4"26
4 - Tom Glide & Kenya " True Fantasy " 3"43
5 - Tom Glide & Stephanie Cooke " Light Up the Sky " 5"48
6 - Tom Glide & Nia Simmons " My Time ( Shine ) " 4"27
7 - Tom Glide & Funmilayo NGozi " All I Need Is You " 4"05
8 - Tom Glide & S.E.L " Teach Me " 5"47
9 - Tom Glide & Chidi " Old Skool Dayz " 4"05
10 - Tom Glide & Terisa Griffin " Magic ( Spell On Me ) " 4"41
11 - Tom Glide & Candace Woodson " Where You Are " 4"48
12 - Tom Glide & Gina Carey " Tribute To The Music " ( Extended Jam ) 7"24

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I like the new Calvin Richardson (available as a free download at the moment)  -- TREAT HER RIGHT

it's got an vintage Bobby W feel to it (IMO).

ALSO like the new Walter Williams (O'Jays) track, not a dancer either but a classy ballad.

 

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Nice edit to be had, if you would like a free DL of this what has become classic, courtsey of Cratebug .....................

 

 

 

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On ‎15‎/‎08‎/‎2016 at 13:17, ajb said:

this may well be my track of the year, if you can find a copy buy it......................

Lapsley - Operator (DJ Kose's extended disco version)

 

Recently discovered this - 2 years late!

Great tune - white label demos only it appears. One or two now for sale on Discogs but quite expensive!

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