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Oliver Nelson
Skull Session

Recorded close to the end of his tragically cut-short life in 1975, during sessions for the Flying Dutchman label, Skull Session sees American jazz saxophonist Oliver Nelson in some of the finest form of his stellar career, building synthetic elements into his sound in league with a magnificent backing band including names such as Jerome Richardson and Bill Perkins. It now gets a deluxe re-issue on vinyl, featuring sleeve notes from musician Nat Hentoff. 
  • Vinyl LP (TWM50)
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Pharoah Sanders
Welcome To Love

One of the harder-to-find gems from the back catalogue of mercurial jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, Welcome To Love was originally released in 1991 and consisted of his interpretations of jazz standards, many of which had previously been covered by the great John Coltrane. Tidal Waves Music presents the first-ever vinyl pressing of this album. 
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Bobby Patterson
The Storyteller

As a delightful mix of upbeat funk and blues, Bobby Patterson's 'The Storyteller' is reissued and sounding as impressive as ever. Bobby's charm and dexterity, showcased across the thirteen scintillating tracks, resonates just as strongly as it did upon release (way back to 1982). Uplifting stuff from the jovial Texan.
  • Vinyl LP (TWM45)
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Jake Sollo
Boogie Legs

A former member of legendary Nigerian groups The Hykkers, The Funkees and Osibisa as well as a famed session musician and producer, Jake Sollo also enjoyed a short but intense solo career. Boogie Legs, originally released in 1980 and a great workout in Afro-funk, disco and psychedelic reggae, was the third and final of these before his untimely death in a car accident in 1985. 
  • Vinyl LP (TWM48)
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  • Limited edition
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  • Tidal Waves Music

Ofege
How Do You Feel

Ofege began in early 1970s Nigeria smitten by the twiddly likes of Santana and Jeff Beck. How Do You feel was their fourth album originally released in 1978 and was seen as the high point in their career cementing their West African psych funk sound but blending it with reggae and disco. They have gained increased exposure over the years through appearances on compilations so this luxury re-issue of this Afrobeat classic is rather timely. 

Marcos Valle & Azymuth
Fly Cruzeiro

Brazilian Jazz-funk trio Azymuth and singer-songwriter Marcos Valle once decided to collaborate on a promotional record for South American airline company ‘Cruzeiro’. Luckily for you we've unearthed it from the hazy sun-bleached skies of history. Strap yourselves in for a flight back in time with generous helpings of jazz, funk & bossa nova.
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Byron Pope Speed Of Light
Music For Earthdwellers And Starseekers

Byron Pope is an alto sax player and was a professor in Jazz and Blues at University of Washington, Seattle. He has lived in Germany and France. It was in France that he started playing with Burton Greene. He subscribes to his friend, John Coltrane’s school of jazz and was also pals with Sun Ra. His modal / spiritual jazz album Music For Earthdwellers And Starseekers was originally released in 1982 and includes Georges-Edouard Nouel on piano, Roger Raspail (Kassav) on percussion and Chris Henderson (Sun Ra) on drums and was engineered by the legendary Jean-Philippe Bonichon.
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The Real ShooBeeDoo
Reminiscing

The Real ShooBeeDoo has got to be one of the best every names taken on by a musician. Real name Reggie Fields, ShooBeeDoo was a fixture of Detroit's jazz scene through the 70s and 80s. Reminiscing, which was first released in 1981, is a brilliant jazz album, brought together by Fields strangely lyrical singing. 
  • Vinyl LP (TWM29)
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Michael Orr
Spread Love

A little-known footnote in the rich tapestry of African-American soul from the Seventies, Michael Orr’s 1975 album Spread Love fetches insane money for original copies, with fans admiring the cosmic soul leanings and Orr’s spellbinding baritone voice. This heavyweight vinyl re-issue ought to allow greater access to this vital work. 
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Malaku Daku
Love Drums From The Ghetto

Love Drums From The Ghetto by Malaku Daku is an afro-funk rarity. Malaku Daku, a percussionist from Philadelphia, uses the drums for deeper meaning. In the west, drums are just about music. In African society they mean much more - from the ritualistic to the spiritual to communication and passion. You can feel everything going on in these grooves.
  • Vinyl LP (TWM39)
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Apostles
Black Is Beautiful

The Apostles formed in Nigeria in 1973. They are essentially a funk and soul group but other elements creep into their sound such as pop, rock and reggae. They released Black Is Beautiful in 1977. It has become a defining album of the Afrobeat scene and is therefore essential if you’re into such things, or if you just want to make your record collection more diverse.
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Pharoah Sanders & Idris Muhammad
Africa

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Pharoah Sanders
Moon Child

It’s been 30 years since Pharaoh Sanders (no relation of Bernie) released Moon Child, and the record has been difficult to get hold of on vinyl for approximately 29 of those years. Fortunate, then, that Tidal Waves Music have got together a new pressing of this LP. Moon Child finds the saxophonist toning down the trailblazing spiritual jazz style that he’s best known for, instead opting for some more traditional but no less lovely improvisations. His versions of Horace Silver’s ‘Moon Rays’ and George & Ira Gershwin’s ‘Soon’ are particularly smooth.
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Loleatta Holloway
Loleatta

You probably know what Loleatta Holloway sounds like even if her name is unfamiliar - she’s one of the most widely sampled voices of all time for a shining good reason, with huge disco hits like ‘Hit and Run’ and ‘Love Sensation’ featuring her swooping, siren-like vocals. Loleatta, originally released in 1973, was where the story began for Holloway, and it’s now being re-issued on vinyl, mastered from the original tapes. 
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Funkproof
The Revival

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King Hannibal
Truth

Cult American soul / R&B singer Jimmy Shaw - better known as King Hannibal - endured a turbulent career characterised by mercurial records and personal troubles, perhaps most famous for Sixties anti-Vietnam anthem ‘Hymn No.5’, banned from the airwaves. Truth, originally released in 1973, was the result of a period of stability in Hannibal’s life, and it’s now being re-issued on the Tidal Waves Music label on vinyl. 
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Mack Porter
Peace On You

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Ofege
Higher Plane Breeze

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The Jimmy Castor Bunch
It's Just Begun


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Tony Newton
Mysticism & Romance

Don’t be one of those people who just wants to put this album sleeve, with that astonishing guitar, on your wall: get Tony Newton’s Mysticism & Romance onto your turntable and into your life. This 1978 album was Newton’s first solo, and it is as fabulous a set of P-Funk, jazz-rock and space-fusion. Fabulous funky material, reissued by Tidal Waves Music.
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Wendell Harrison
Dreams Of A Love Supreme

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Company Of State
Company Of State

In the 1980s Belgium was quite the hotbed for the sort of new wave that was so inspired by the likes of Joy Division. Part of this scene were Company Of State who take the template created in Manchester and make it darker and more brittle. This self-titled EP was their first release, and shows the band to be just as capable of capturing melancholy as any of their peers.
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Nina Simone
A Very Rare Evening

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Ofege
The Last Of The Origins

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Exile One
Exile One

In 1970 Gordon Henderson moved to Guadeloupe to pursue a career in music. By 1973 he'd started his own back, Exile One. This reissue on Tidal Wave Music, of their 1974 debut, shows off the band's ability to mix together funk, soul, reggae, calypso and Haitian music. The result is fun as hell and demands that you get up and dance.

Purple Image
Purple Image

*Extremely John Lydon voice* Purple Imaaa-aaaaaage! Purple Imaaa-aaaaaage! Of course, this LP actually has nothing to do with The Artist Formerly Known As Johnny. It’s actually a rare 1970 funk-rock record from Cleveland, Ohio band Purple Image. As one could probably guess from the title there’s more than a bit of Hendrix to this one. This reissue comes courtesy of Tidal Waves Music.
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Calender
It's a Monster

‘70s New Jersey funksters Calender were led by Paul Kyser. They released one album, It’s A Monster, in 1975. They are known for their hit, Hypertension, which foreshadowed the disco sound that exploded soon after. Kyser went on to work with Stevie Wonder, The Three Degrees and The Chi-Lites. Reissue LP on Tidal Waves Music, limited to 500 copies.
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Ofege
Try And Love

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Gary Chandler
Outlook

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Funkadelic
Live – Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan – 12th September 1971

Goddamn: the fully-fledged Funkadelic ensemble captured live in concert in their early days. Live - Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan - 12th September 1971 was recorded straight from the soundboard, meaning that this release is the closest you can get to that extraordinarily tight and groovy night. Fiercely psychedelic funk music, released on vinyl for the first time by Tidal Waves Music.
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Bill Mason
Gettin' Off

One of them there rare soul records here. Bill Mason’s 1972 LP Gettin’ Off has quite the list of credits - the band includes Idris Muhammad and James Brown’s one-time bassist Gordon Edwards, and the record was engineered by Rudy Van Gelder. Mason does well in getting this talented bunch all pulling in the right direction, guiding the group through five soul-funk-jazz period pieces that include a cover of Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’. Now reissued by Tidal Waves.
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Funkadelic
Finest

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Manu Dibango
Electric Africa

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The Nineteenth Whole
Smilin'

While this 1972 LP from short-lived Indianapolis group The Nineteenth Whole may not exactly be a household name, some big-hitters were involved in its creation. Rudy Van Gelder was at the controls for this one, and Cornell Dupree - the guitarist who laid down the opening lick for Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ - also shows up. They add polish to the five pieces of organ-led soul jazz that make up Smilin'. Now reissued by Tidal Waves Music.
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Donald Austin
Crazy Legs

Crazy Legs is the only LP laid down by Memphis guitarist Donald Austin. Originally released in 1973, the record has become a highly sought-after work of golden-age funk. It’s no surprise - the likes of the title track and ‘Hot Rooster’ are outrageously groovy takes from a time where Motown, soul, funk and disco were just beginning to cross-pollinate. Now reissued as a limited run by Tidal Waves Music.
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Ceaser Frazier
Hail Ceaser!

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Melvin Sparks
Texas Twister

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Harold Alexander
Sunshine Man

A lesser-known jazz treat from 1971 here sees its first vinyl reissue since it was first released. Harold Alexander, the titular Sunshine Man, had a wonderfully soulful and funky take on jazz, leaning in both free and fusion directions at times. Sunshine Man has found its way into sample banks numerous times, but now you can give the record a chance to breathe in full. Reissued by Tidal Waves.
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Bernie Worrell
All The Woo In The World

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Link Wray
Mordicai Jones

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Nico & The Faction
Fata Morgana

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Stone Alliance
Stone Alliance

Stone Alliance were a formidable grouping of jazz and funk musicians who came together in 1976 to record one of the era’s choicest jazz-funk albums. The performer pedigree is so high (Miles Davis, Nina Simone and Jaco Pastorius lie among previous studio credits) that these totally-groovy jams sound effortless and cool, despite their dead-on ultra-tightness. Long out of print, but now reissued by Tidal Waves.
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Steve Grossman
Some Shapes To Come

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