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Next Stop... Soweto Vols 1-3: Limited Edition Boxset
Next Stop... Soweto Vols 1-3: Limited Edition Boxset

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great discoveries, 24 Sept. 2011
Great to have all three of 'em at such an incredible price! Top value for money. And one great trip of discovering all these great sounds from South Africa. I was possitively surprised and impressed at the quality Strut have managed to unearth, once again. Thumbs up for this boxed version of the 'Next Stop... Soweto'-series!


Devil Is Loose
Devil Is Loose
Price: £23.04

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I should have bought it on vinyl, 24 Sept. 2011
This review is from: Devil Is Loose (Audio CD)
The 'Devil is Loose' is a decent enough record with it's spacedisco grooves and Puthli's voice reminding of the great Minnie Ripperton, but the CD release leaves a lot to be desired... It has no artwork designed for this version, thus it is housed in a cd-box with only a copy of the vinyl-cover instead of a booklet and nothing more... Very poor. The CD itself looks like it's a cheap printable DIY-copy and the sound is not on the level of the current possibilities of remastering... I wish I'd gone for the vinyl version. Asha Puthli ought to take care of her own legacy a bit better.


Funky Kingston: Reggae Dancefloor Grooves 1968-74
Funky Kingston: Reggae Dancefloor Grooves 1968-74
Price: £5.99

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Faulty product information, 3 July 2011
There is great music on this cd no doubt, but some tracks are on too many compilations already and there are a few lesser tracks also. But, worse of all, according to the product information this should be a double cd, which it isn't. I feel quite ripped off. Great CD cover though


Gimme That Beat: 70s Sophisticated Funk
Gimme That Beat: 70s Sophisticated Funk

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great price, great music, strang sound, 11 April 2011
This is a more than decent compilation, but somehow something went a bit strange in the mastering process.... I have some of the tracks on original vinyl, and this is something else entirely. And not for the better, that is. A bit of a missed opportunity if you see how a lot of older musec is really being enhanced these days by great mastering (think Rolling Stones, Beatles, the Soul Jazz Label, Bear Family, Strut etc. But hey, maybe some people will like the tracks this way... who knows?
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Black Funk
Black Funk

4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT!, 11 April 2011
This review is from: Black Funk (Audio CD)
GREAT! GREAT! GREAT! The coolest reggae mix in ages. DJ Muro is a monster, and together with Cojie, this double CD offer top billing. Rough'n'tough and as rootsy and dubby as one might desire. I'm very happy with it.
The packaging (a gatefold 7" sleeve) is great, although a little unpractical. I usually don't store my CD's with the 7"s, but being a collector I love these little specials... A minus on this release is that the sleeve provides no information whatsoever on the tracks or artists being played. There's a lot of track of which I have no clue where they come from. It might be to give the release some extra mystery, some extra cool, which is maybe not a bad idea, but as a collector and DJ i kinda like to know what is what.
I would love to find some information on which tracks are actually being played. Any who could help me out on this one?
Still, a very good buy. Powerful stuff.


Roots Of Life
Roots Of Life
Price: £11.33

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great music, 11 April 2011
This review is from: Roots Of Life (Audio CD)
A great CD, full of killer grooves, and a major improvement on their previous efforts. Los Chicharrons are now playing in another league actually. Into music's Premier League. An unexpected delight.


PACK UP
PACK UP
Offered by 5records
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars love it, 14 Jan. 2011
This review is from: PACK UP (Vinyl)
This is such an uplifting tune. Great to have found it as a single, as I was not really intrested in the full CD. What a pity it's so hard to buy songs seperately these days when you're not into MP3...


African Jazz 'n Jive
African Jazz 'n Jive

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great music great value, 14 Jan. 2011
This review is from: African Jazz 'n Jive (Audio CD)
I love these joyfull South African jazz sound from way back. This CD serves up all the classics, at a very reasonable price. The packaging is not spectacular, but if you're a novice, this is a very good starting point.


Mulatu Steps Ahead
Mulatu Steps Ahead
Price: £14.59

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the man, 31 Oct. 2010
This review is from: Mulatu Steps Ahead (Audio CD)
Mulatu Astatke is a genius, and it's great to see him realy back on the scene. The efforts of Heliocentrics were great, but this one, made on the man's own terms is even better! Really love it.


The Singles Volume Six: 1969-1970
The Singles Volume Six: 1969-1970
Price: £11.69

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great stuff!, 31 Oct. 2010
This The Singles series is superb! For all intrested in de details and chronology of the career of the hardest working man in showbusiness. Great to hear how diverse his releases were, and somehow it seems to bring one closer to the original experience of discovering mr. Brown at the time to hear al these singles in sequence. It's a pity though that some volumes of the series are sold out already and go at ridiculous prices (which a cd can never ever be worth in any way). Any chance for rerelease of the missing parts? I tried to contact the label about this, but the site didn't allow for proper contact.


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