+'Justments was released in 1974, the heyday of Bill Withers' unique soul croon. After his wildly successful studio albums Just As I Am and Still Bill, and the impressive live album Live At Carnegie Hall, Withers got to pick his own band to back him up. He chose members of Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, a group that rose to fame...
First Word Records is extremely proud to welcome aboard Takuya Kuroda.A highly-respected trumpeter born in Kobe, Japan, Takuya is a forward-thinking musician that has developed a unique hybrid sound, blending soulful jazz, funk, post-bop, fusion and hip hop music.
William Bell is an American soul singer and songwriter. As a performer, he is probably best known for his debut single, 1961's "You Don't Miss Your Water"; 1968's top 10 hit in the UK "Private Number", a duet with Judy Clay; and his only US top 40 hit, 1976's "Tryin' to Love Two", which also hit No. 1 on the R&B chart.
Cosmic Slop is the fifth studio album by Funkadelic, released in July 1973 on Westbound Records. While it has been favorably reevaluated by critics long after its original release, the album was a commercial failure, producing no charting singles, and reaching only #112 on the Billboard pop chart and #21 on the R&B chart.
Free Your Mind Аnd Your Ass Will Follow is the second studio album by American funk band Funkadelic, released in July 1970 by Westbound Records. The inspiration for this album was, according to George Clinton, an attempt to "see if we can cut a whole album while we're all tripping on acid".
Alex Puddu is at the top of his game, with a strong set of tight-produced soulful and melodic tracks that bring you back to the late ‘70s / early ‘80s, in the middle of the Jazz-Funk and Boogie music scene. “Discotheque” also hosts the brilliant collaboration with Gene Robinson Jr., singer of the legendary Philadelphia R&B/funk band Breakwater, on...
Based on a True Story is the first studio album by New Zealand group Fat Freddy's Drop. It was recorded in Wellington and released on the band's own label, The Drop. Based on a True Story utilized the band's trademark dub, reggae, soul and funk influenced sound, and has been successful both in terms of sales and of critical reception.
New Zealand juggernaut Fat Freddy's Drop return with a new studio album, 'Special Edition Part 1'. The 45rpm vinyl edition is produced with a different track order across four sides and promises to deliver super fat loud audio.Sides A & C 33 rpm, Sides B and D 45 rpm.
Blackbird is the third studio album by the New Zealand group Fat Freddy's Drop, released on 21 June 2013 on their own record label, The Drop. The album was a critical and commercial success, spending 4 weeks at the top of the New Zealand albums chart, and has been certified Platinum.
Acid Jazz presents a dynamic live recording capturing the energy & pure joy of The Brand New Heavies live in 1992.
Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen - Inspiration Information 4 (Strut Records, 2021, Repress) We are happy to announce the first reissue of this long out-of-print and sought after release.