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Ray Barney’s label is the bees knees in raw, stripped Chicago house music. From Duane And Co’s breakthrough and killer classics from the likes of young Lil Louis, through to the first shoots of ghetto house.

This was the year he was released from prison in Nigeria after a political conviction for ‘currency trafficking’; and these are unbridled, charged performances, thirty to forty minutes apiece.

Sides from 1960-1976.

‘Afro-Funk, Highlife and Juju from 1970s Lagos.’

Original late-60s Motown Funk Brother, mainstay of innumerable classic sessions, the veteran Detroit guitarist reviews career highlights with a little help from Mayer Hawthorne, Mick Collins, Kings Go Forth and co.

A Sofrito mix: raw cumbia, heavy Congolese soukous, bassline calypso and cosmic highlife. With an exclusive Quantic cumbia, a new Uwaifo edit, and firing Carnival jams from Roaring Lion and Mighty Shadow.

Jazz in South Africa, 1963-1978, ranging freely across bluesy, jive, fusion and spiritual jazz styles: jubilantly entertaining.

‘Soultown, rhythm and blues, funk and psych sounds from the townships, 1960-75’.

From his first, 1965 recordings in the UK, through the Worthy sides in New York, to the key seventies’ stuff in Addis on Amha, Phillips and Axum. Compiled with full notes by Soundway’s Miles Cleret.

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