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Mack Porter
Peace On You

Originally released in 1972 under the name of ‘Mack Sigis Porter’, Peace On You is a long-lost masterpiece of an album by Ghanaian-born maestro Mack Porter. Brimming over with psychedelic and progressive-rock influences, this double-LP finally gets a re-issue from Tidal Waves Music that should deservedly raise its profile. 
  • Vinyl LP (TWM34)
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  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

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. 
  • Vinyl LP (TWM40)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Limited edition
  • Label(s):
  • Tidal Waves Music

Ofege
Higher Plane Breeze

Ofege are a psychedelic funk rock band from Lagos, Nigeria. They came together as teenagers in the early ‘70s and in between their studies, made a few records. They were inspired by Santana, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and African bands such as BLO, The Funkees and Ofo The Black Company. Higher Plane Breeze was their third album, originally released in 1977, and is definitely a jewel in their oeuvre.
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  • Tidal Waves Music

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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  • Tidal Waves Music

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.
  • Vinyl LP (TWM38)
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  • Limited edition
  • Label(s):
  • Tidal Waves Music

Pharoah Sanders & Idris Muhammad
Africa

A 1987 gem of an album by the great Pharoah Sanders. Africa features the Sanders saxophone alongside Curtis Lundy, John Hicks and Idris Muhammad, bringing things down to a classic quartet situation. These recordings include a take on Coltrane’s ‘Naima’ and Sanders own classic ‘You’ve Got To Have Freedom’, among much else. High quality performances, reissued with bonus tracks by Tidal Waves Music.

Funkproof
The Revival

A formal vinyl release for a long-lost album from Funkproof, one of the little-known band projects fronted by jazz organist George Semper. Formed in 1972 and featuring members of Brenton Wood’s United Soul Association and The Merry Clayton band, The Revival was completed quickly but shelved because of record label restructuring. Nearly 50 years later, Tidal Waves Music presents a deluxe packaging of this brilliant record, featuring a download code for bonus tracks and interviews. 
  • Vinyl LP (TWM33)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Limited edition
  • Label(s):
  • Tidal Waves Music

The Jimmy Castor Bunch
It's Just Begun


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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  • Tidal Waves Music

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. 
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  • Tidal Waves Music

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.

Nina Simone
A Very Rare Evening

You really shouldn’t need me to tell you who Nina Simone is. The important thing here is that this album has been out of press since 1979 and contains rare versions that just aren’t anywhere else, performances of songs by Aretha Franklin, Barry Gibb, Randy Newman and Pete Seeger and featuring performers Weldon Irvine and Gene Perla. Glorious.
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  • Tidal Waves Music

Ofege
The Last Of The Origins

Nigerian rockers Ofege get another of their classic LPs reissued on Tidal Waves Music. 1976’s The Last Of The Origins built on the success of their debut album Try And Love, fusing psych-rock grooves with Lagos funk fire in a manner reminiscent of their heroes BLO and The Funkees. This one’s been pretty rare up until now - indeed, this is the first time the record has been put on wax since the ‘70s.
  • Vinyl LP (TWM24)
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  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

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.

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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  • Tidal Waves Music

Ofege
Try And Love

Largely neglected in the wave of Lagos Funk and Afrobeat reissues of the past decade, Ofege now get their dues with a reissue courtesy of Tidal Waves Music. Recorded when the group were still in high school, Try And Love went on to sell loads of copies when it first came out in 1973. Ofege’s brand of Nigerian boogie-rock is closest in style to the more blues-influenced groups like Monomono and BLO.
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  • Tidal Waves Music

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.

Funkadelic
Finest

Probably the greatest compilation of George Clinton’s iconic funk ensemble Funkadelic, Finest covers 1970 to 1976 and mixes classics with obscurities. Tidal Waves Music have repressed this out of print rarity to very limited deluxe double vinyl LP, complete with the original psychedelic artwork.

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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  • Tidal Waves Music

Manu Dibango
Electric Africa

Available on vinyl for the first time since its original release in 1985. Electric Africa is four tracks of primo electro meets afrobeat. Solid groove meets synthesizers, electronic drums, saxophone and Dibango’s thick vocals. Features tracks with Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell and Bernie Worrell on synthesizers. Vinyl on Tidal Waves.

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.

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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  • Tidal Waves Music

Ceaser Frazier
Hail Ceaser!

Hail Ceaser! by Ceaser Frazier (yes, the 'a' and the 'e' are meant to be that way round) is one of those early-70s soul jazz records that collectors go ape for. Having regularly fetched three-figure sums on the vinyl black market since its release in 1972, it now gets the reissue treatment from Tidal Waves Music, a label that has also repressed rarities by Nina Simone and Manu Dibango. The six tracks here, all led by Frazier’s hot-fingered Hammond playing, are funkier than a mosquito’s tweeter.
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  • Tidal Waves Music

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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  • Tidal Waves Music

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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  • Tidal Waves Music