OSCOMIX001 - Mikkel Nejrup

 
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MIKKEL NEJRUP SPINS RARE BRAZILIAN and AFRICAN SOUL MUSIC. HE EVEN THROWS IN A DANISH EUROVISION SONG. TOP NOTCH SELECTIONS FROM A TOP NOTCH DIGGER!

Track-by-track commentary by the selecter:


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1. Milton Nascimento - Para Lennon E McCartney

A huge Brazilian track to start out with. A classic tune, a perfect mix between psych and soul & my favorite Milton Nascimento track!

2. Marilia Medalha - Xaxado De Espantar Tristeza

2. Marilia Medalha - Xaxado De Espantar Tristeza

A quite underrated Brazilian track from 1973! Groovy with a hip & funky twist.

3. Eliana Pittman - Ê Camarada

3. Eliana Pittman - Ê Camarada

And over to another underrated Brazilian track from an ‘under the radar’ album, compared to some of Eliana’s later work . Heavy drums combined with a beautiful vocal, what more do you need?

4. Claudia - Só Que Deram Zero Pro Bedeu

4. Claudia - Só Que Deram Zero Pro Bedeu

Then comes the samba, from the always fantastic Claudia. On the beautiful album ‘Deixa Eu Dizer’. One of my all time favorite Brazilian tracks!

5. The Wings - We'll Get Home

5. The Wings - We'll Get Home

Super groovy afrobeat track out of nigeria. Nice groovy verse with some wisdom words in the time of 1973. Wait for that organ breakdown!

6. Full Circle - Kick It

6. Full Circle - Kick It

Killer jazzfunk track from a (in my opinion) totally overseen masterpiece of an album. Full Circle self titled album from 1977 on ‘Bean Records’ out of Las Vegas, Nevada! If you are into this kind of stuff, I strongly suggest you to check out the rest of the tracks on their only LP release

7. Basic Black and Pearl – There'll Come A Time, There'll Come A Day

7. Basic Black and Pearl – There'll Come A Time, There'll Come A Day

A newly acquired copy of a totally beautiful classic northern soul tune! Such a great smooth instrumentation & vocals that can’t keep you from daydreaming. It’s a grower, and a total bargain I would say!

8. Larry Saunders (The Prophet Of Soul) - Fly Away Love Bird

8. Larry Saunders (The Prophet Of Soul) - Fly Away Love Bird

An absolute soul gem, and a new discovery for me. A phased out groove that makes you move, a killer spacy synth line and fantastic vocal from Larry Saunders. A track that make you Fly Awaaaaaayyy!

9. Jo Ann Garrett – That Little Brown Letter

9. Jo Ann Garrett – That Little Brown Letter

A killer soul stomper from 1968 that for some reason doesn’t get the attention it should. Real heavy drums, a groovy bass and Jo Ann Garret crying out her soul! Absolutely beautiful!

10. Carey Harris And Michael Orr – Spread Love

10. Carey Harris And Michael Orr – Spread Love

The unbelievably funky title track from one of my all time favorite soul albums! ‘Spread Love’ out on Sunstar in 1976. The whole album is just an instant classic. Beautiful arrangements, groovy as hell, funky synth lines and strong vocals. ‘Spread love’ is later issued in a different version on the Michael Orr album ‘Love Will Rise’ on the fantastic gospel label ‘Birthright’ who released other great albums from names as Calvin Bridges, Spirit Of Love, The Second Coming & Shelton Kilby. The first version remains my favorite, and you should definitely check out the whole album!

11. The Frank Cunimondo Trio – Slalom

11. The Frank Cunimondo Trio – Slalom

One of many fantastic tracks from The Frank Cunimondo Trio. 14 minutes of pure jazzfunk, when it is at its best! Groovy bass, heavy drums, crazy synth line and a fantastic sound of the Rhodes all over the album. This recording sounds so superb, High Quality! Check out their other albums as well..

12. Herbie Hancock - Nobu

12. Herbie Hancock - Nobu

Always unbelievable Herbie Hancock solo live from Japan! Herbie in front of his Rhodes surrounded by ARP Synthesizers. Crazy performance that I guess have inspired many artists many years after

13. Floating Points - Argenté & Thin Air

13. Floating Points - Argenté & Thin Air

This tracks always blows my mind. Perfect combination of arpeggiators, Chroma and Buchla percussion. Stunning release!

14. Kumapim Royals Band - Madam Fo Waa

14. Kumapim Royals Band - Madam Fo Waa

Extraordinary groovy highlife out of Ghana in 1980! From an album called ‘Sika Ye Pena’. I Don’t know much about this one, but if you believe the cover they were the ‘Band Of The Year’! That’s quite an achievement I would say.

15. Dr. Paa Bobo - Papaye Nni Aye

15. Dr. Paa Bobo - Papaye Nni Aye

Into another tune of out of the 80’s in Ghana. From the album called ‘Enye M’Ania' from 1983. One of the funkiest highlife tunes I know of, and a perfect mix of driving percussion, the classic sloppy tuned highlife guitar & sketchy vocals. Big tip! Buy it if you find a copy.

16. Carsten Meinert Kvartet - Dansevise

16. Carsten Meinert Kvartet - Dansevise

Last track of this round. I had to include this absolutely stunning cover of the danish winner song from Eurovision Song Contest in 1963. The Carsten Meinert Kvartet didn’t get the attention they deserved when they released this album in 1968. Later on the album have been very sought after by jazz heads all around. The whole album is absolutely beautiful, and one of few avant-garde Jazz albums out of Denmark at the time. At everybody’s luck, it recently received a well deserved repress out of ‘Frederiksberg Records’!