Light In The Attic Records Reissues Lee Moses’ “Time And Place!”

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! Quite often, you’ll hear crate diggers talk about “holy grail” records. Generally, it means stumbling upon a super rare record that you completely love at a good price. One of mine is Lee Moses’, “Time And Place.” For such an incredibly gifted artist, Lee only made one full length LP and a…

“Freedom & Good Times” A Mix By: HeavySoulBrutha

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! I hope all is groovy in your world! Nothing like the freedom of a day off, and the good times of playing records. A couple of these are recent finds, the incredible O’Donel Levy & Larry Willis LP’s on the Groove Merchant label were particularly smile inducing. Somehow Donald Byrd’s “Street Lady”…

E. Blaze: “For The Luv’ Of It, Vol. 3”

SoulSistas & SoulBruthas! I stumbled on this cat’s facebook page, I don’t know, about a year ago. There were regular posts of videos from a back room of, I’m assuming, a record shop. Usually with his enthusiastic intro of, “Yeah, Yeah,” all the vids featured E. Blaze playing a bunch of excellent records and samples….

Digging In John Peel’s Archive!

SoulSistas & SoulBruthas! Talk about a dream day for a record digger. I’m always shouting about my favourite things and people, and DJ Mr. Thing is a cat that definitely makes the cut. He and some friends were granted the opportunity to dig through legendary British disc jockey, John Peel’s music archive. They were allowed…

Record Store Day 2016 Spotlight: James Brown “Apollo” Vol. IV

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! Been hitting you with a few Record Store Day posts this week. Here’s another super cool release I’m hoping to put my mitts on this Saturday. If you’re a James Brown fan, you certainly know his legendary performances at the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem. James did two “James Brown Revue”…

Classic HeavySoulBrutha Mix: The Record Shop!

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! I always get excited for Record Store Day. I mean, to all serious music lovers and vinyl collectors, every day is Record Store Day. But, this little mid-April celebration of independent record shops is really an official holiday for me. I love the excitement of lining up with, mostly, other music lovers,…

New Music From Oddisee: The Odd Tape!

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! One of my favourite cats out of the DC/Maryland area is Oddisee. A supremely talented producer and MC, he’s been releasing a great mix of vocal and instrumental projects for a while now. Last year he dropped one of the finest Hip-Hop records of 2015 with, “The Good Fight.” His upcoming release,…

Record Store Day 2016 Spotlight: New Orleans Funk 45rpm Box Set!

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! Well, it’s here again. This weekend is Record Store Day 2016! While we celebrate great music releases, we also celebrate independent record stores. These small businesses are great for the community, and most of all, after almost losing all of the shops in my city, we now have multiple thriving shops. That’s…

Boiler Room Collections: Breakbeat Lou!

SoulSistas & SoulBruthas! If you’re an old skool Hip Hop head and love DJ culture, you’ll no doubt be fascinated by this Boiler Room session featuring Breakbeat Lou talking about the beginnings of “Ultimate Breaks & Beats” compilations. It’s a very cool conversation, hosted by Rich Medina, with Lou playing and discussing some of the…

Aloha Got Soul Reissues Mike Lundy’s “The Rhythm Of Life!”

Soulsistas And SoulBruthas! Aloha Got Soul’s Roger Bong, one of the word’s best crate diggers, and a specialist in Hawaiian SOUL and FUNK music/artists, recently took a bold step and started his own record label. For the first LP release, Roger is reissuing a wonderful little slice of soul from Mike Lundy. Mike Lundy‚Äôs The…

Adventures In Cratedigging: Larry Willis “Inner Crisis”

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! There’s a few things I’ve learned over the years when digging for records. One of those things is most definitely, any record on the Groove Merchant label is gonna be dope. Inner Crisis from Larry Willis is no exception. Larry is a badass keyboard player who toured with Blood, Sweat & Tears…