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Hurt, disillusioned, beautiful, pure, sensuous Windy City soul music from the mid-1970s, never out before — jazzy but street (like Donny Hathaway), musically sophisticated but emotionally straight (like Curtis). 

Steel pan version of the Ripple rare groove anthem, from the Cavaliers’ 1975 LP Heat (also featuring 90 Percent Of Me Is You, and so on). Flip is an edit of heavy Turkish funk-rock, from the same year.

The dastardly Sukebe, back from pornotopia with a model-actress-singer on each arm. Grooving, late-70s disco, with giddy strings and orgasmic syndrums; a PG Mercer and Arlen, early-80s style and fashion.

For Your Precious Love started out as a Bandera recording (subsequently leased to Vee-Jay), made by co-owner Vi Muszynski — and there are eleven Impressions sides here, seven of them previously unissued.

Great New Orleans funk, a Wardell Quezergue.

Tasty disco, with ace synth bass, EB from Unity its magic ingredient, and those recent Voodoo Funk twelves and the Coach House Rhythm Section in its DNA.

Hats off every time to the founding father of New Orleans rhythm and blues. DB holds the master recipe for soul-ska-rhumba-blues gumbo. Just check the tracklisting for a sense of his achievement. Don.

Three of the Trini’s greatest: the extended Special Disco Version of Stay The Night; Frankie Knuckles’ Nights (Feel Like Getting Down); the 12-inch version of Are You Ready, disco monster and Studio 54 terror.