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Broken Branches E.P
Broken Branches E.P
Price: £1.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars *** An artist with no modern day comparisons ***, 27 July 2010
This review is from: Broken Branches E.P (MP3 Download)
The songs of Delta Maid consist of piano, acoustic guitar and soft drums. Imagine wandering into a stuffy Jack Daniels stained bar in Alabama and finding her sitting in the corner, singing her heart out. Delta Maid has songs that could charm the socks off both a Scouser and a Cowboy. Amazing!


HORSE MEAT DISCO
HORSE MEAT DISCO
Price: £7.29

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the UK scene, 18 Aug. 2009
This review is from: HORSE MEAT DISCO (Audio CD)
This album has the best intro to any album i have ever heard
the rest is just as good!
well done HMD


Legendary Hi Albums, The - Volume 1
Legendary Hi Albums, The - Volume 1

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 40th's should all be like this!, 21 July 2009
Al Green. Well they certainly don't make them like him anymore do they? The best we've got is Tom Jones. And that dubious dancing at Glastonbury made me feel pretty damn nauseous.

Green Is Blues was one of Al Green's earliest album, and it's being reissued to commemorate if being a whopping 40 years since it came out first time round. And like a fine wine, or cheese, or indeed soul singer, it's aged beautifully.

Mainly featuring covers - from The Beatles to Gershwin, it combines sultry soul, hip-popping funk, and laid-back pop. You'd be hard pressed to tell these weren't actually his songs though, the way Al Green can slide into a song and make it his own is unrivalled. And that voice - you can just tell he's smiling when he's singing, and it's a damn cheeky grin.

In a world of pretentious indie boys, Green Is Blues is a ridiculously refreshing album. Opener `One Woman' is like slipping into a warm bath, from the flutters of flutes to the angelic backing chorus, to that hugely hypnotic, compelling voice that's impossible to say no to.


GOING PLACES - THE AUGUST DARNELL YEARS
GOING PLACES - THE AUGUST DARNELL YEARS
Offered by Sent2u
Price: £7.85

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Tropical Dandy, 2 May 2008
From the label that brought you the excellent Disco Not Disco and Funky Nassau compilations,(STRUT) the latest one see's them tackling Kid Creole and in particular The August Darnell Years between 1974 and 1983. It opens with Sunshower my particular favourite and it's a sublime slice of disco funk.
It's also interesting to note just how many of the songs here have been sampled over the last two decades to create a new range of dance hits, from hip hop to house.
The best things about this compilation are...
1. That Kid Creole has impeccable taste in music
2. Because the CD is unmixed it's a great tool for DJ's
3. It is programmed in such a way that its superb for home listeners too.

A MUST BUY FOR YOUR COLLECTION


Discovered (A Collection of Daft Funk Samples)
Discovered (A Collection of Daft Funk Samples)
Offered by SmokeCDs
Price: £22.90

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's daft funk but it ain't Daft Punk, 28 Jan. 2008
This is a collection of the original tunes that shows us where the French duo Daft Punk took their original samples from. Listening to this disc will make your reassess the French duo's musical prowess. These 12 tracks lay down enough funked-up soul and disco to start your own 70s themed club night; an assortment of favoured classic with enough hidden gems mixed in to keep us both interested and informed.


Disco Not Disco
Disco Not Disco
Price: £8.30

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seminal dance tracks, 8 Jan. 2008
This review is from: Disco Not Disco (Audio CD)
Strut records has done the dirty work here of sifting through music long past its hey-day in an effort to bring it back to life. They've picked out fourteen tracks ranging from reactionary 70's post punk to left field disco, dusted them off, and packaged them here for your trip into a decade that shouldn't be forgotten. The original two compilations released at the turn of the decade as a new wave of bands like The Rapture and LCD Soundsystem drew on the music's influence, DISCO NOT DISCO has since been adopted in its own right as a term to describe a whole genre. The compilation is more timely than ever in 2008 as a reference point for a burgeoning mainstream scene.

The new edition moves from New York classics by Konk and Bill Laswell's Material to early Detroit machine music, Belgian New Beat and a healthy dose of UK originals from Shriekback, Quando Quango and more on seminal labels like Y and Factory. Watch out too for rare gems from unexpected sources including Gina X and `70s prog collective Isotope.


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