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Rocafort Spain

Easy Baby (7")
Cat: ROC 029. Rel: 25 Apr 19
  1. Easy Baby (4:25)
  2. Geriatric Dance (3:04)
Review: Dedicated to the Hammond-heavy 1960s soul-jazz sounds of Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Grant Green and Reuben Wilson, the Beat Bronco Organ Trio are a fresh outfit with classic inspirations. The Madrid threesome's debut single is something of a retro-futurist treat. We're really enjoying A-side "Easy Baby", a loose and languid fusion of ear-pleasing Hammond licks, laidback, breakbeat-driven drums and flanged jazz guitars that impressively increases in intensity throughout, culminating in a frenzy of sweaty drums and eyes-closed guitar solos. "Geriatric Dance", meanwhile, is even more up-tempo, with high octane Hammond and jazz guitar solos stretching out over a feverish funk drumbeat.
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  1. Hole In The Ceiling (4:21)
  2. Dub In The Ceiling (4:21)
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Cat: ROC 010. Rel: 10 Dec 15
  1. Aw' Ye Douba Ke (45 edit) (4:02)
  2. A Son Magni (Voodoocuts re edit) (3:50)
Review: A prize gem in Rocafort's Africa Gone Funkee crown, "Aw' Ye Douba Ke" was the final salvo of Burkina-born Cisse's debut album Les Vautours. Kudos to the Rocafort crew for this 7" reissue! With its soft build, the classic highlife guitars play the perfect subtle backdrop for Cisse's strong yearning vocals as we develop into something really funky indeed with big horn and organ solos. Flip for a special, percussion-heavy shake-up of his 1975 single "A Son Magni". Overwhelming.
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Cat: ROC 019. Rel: 10 Aug 17
  1. Claude & Hank Carbo - "Fox In A Mini Skirt" (2:57)
  2. Hank Carbo - "Bad Luck" (2:25)
Review: Serious funk fire from the brothers Carbo right here. "Fox In A Mini Skirt" hits hard with a sweaty northern soul feel. Fresh from 68, it's all about the big band builds, ballsy backing vocals and sense of momentum that still kicks just has hard today. "Bad Luck" on the B sees Hank going it solo on the previously super-rare "Bad Luck" that's much sleazier and blues-based and stripped back. Both stone cold cuts, the only misfortune here would be for you to sleep on this.
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Cat: ROCO 022. Rel: 23 Nov 17
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Here Comes Another One (feat Blabbermouf) (3:16)
  2. Here Comes Another One (instrumental) (3:16)
  3. Here Comes A Bonus Beat (1:01)
  4. The Perfect Definition (3:33)
  5. The Perfect Definition (instrumental) (3:33)
  6. The Perfect Bonus Beat (1:00)
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Cat: ROCLP 003. Rel: 25 Jan 18
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Here Comes Another One (feat BlabberMouf) (3:15)
  2. The Layered Effect (0:54)
  3. The Perfect Definition (4:25)
  4. Get On That (3:33)
  5. Do The Andypuppet (4:22)
  6. Last Of A Dying Breed (3:35)
  7. Anything Goes (feat Abdominal) (3:44)
  8. Can't Be Satisfied (3:26)
  9. B-Boy Blues (3:29)
  10. Sizzling Hot/Just One Of The JB's (interlude) (3:54)
  11. Rick Said So (3:44)
  12. A New Dawn (2:59)
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Cat: ROCLPCD 003. Rel: 25 Jan 18
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Here Comes Another One (feat BlabberMouf)
  2. Layered Effect
  3. The Perfect Definition
  4. Get On That
  5. Do The Andy Puppet
  6. Last Of A Dying Breed
  7. Anything Goes (feat Abdominal)
  8. Can't Be Satisfied
  9. B-Boy Blues
  10. Sizzling Hot Just One Of The JB's (interlude)
  11. Rick Said So
  12. A New Dawn
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Cross Bronx Expressway (7") (1 per customer)
Cat: ROC 013. Rel: 10 Mar 16
  1. Cross Bronx Expressway (3:47)
  2. Help Your Brothers (2:38)
Review: Barcelona's premier outlet for funk, Rocafort, hit paydirt with this licensed reissue of some genuine rare funk from across the tracks in New York. Cross Bronx Expressway were originally a house band for J&S Records owned by Zelma Sanders. As legend goes, the female record producer was known to call at the last minute to gather her band for a recording session. These two cuts originate from the rare time the Cross Bronx Expressway were afforded in the studio and were done in only a couple of takes. Consisting of self-taught musicians, the Cross Bronx Expressway were evidently born with the funk in them on the basis of this 7"! "Help Your Brothers" is killer.
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  1. I Must Be Doing Something Right (2:43)
  2. Fight Fire With Fire (2:51)
Review: Scorching soul heat from Atlanta: once-married couple Delia Gartrell and James Shaw (best known as The Mighty Hannibal) unleashed a short-but-singeing run of 45s around the late 60s/early 70 and here are two of their hottest moments. "I Must Be Doing Something Right" comes with a belting gospel backing chorus and a nagging hook you've definitely felt before. "Fight Fire With Fire" is even hotter; fuzzy electronic guitar, orchestral backing and a staccato chorus that brings floors to their knees, this is nothing short of essential.
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Cat: ROC 023. Rel: 11 Jan 18
  1. Welcome Back A Foolish Man (2:29)
  2. Lovin' Hard, Livin' Good (2:24)
Review: Destination 1970: after a string of heartfelt cuts on the likes of Expo, Bobby Jones makes himself known on little known Detroit label Kack Records. Lost in midst of times and long forgotten crates, he's not enjoyed the microscopic revival like so many Chicago crooners of the time. Until now. "Welcome Back A Foolish Man" is a full of orchestral drama and just a little northern stomp while "Lovin' Hard Livin' Good" hits with a wider sense of emotion with prominent strings, rolling percussion and dreamboat backing harmonies. Welcome back for good.
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Cat: ROC 014. Rel: 09 Jun 16
  1. Kind & Kinky Zoo - "Wonder Zebra" (3:03)
  2. Kind & Kinky Zoo/Adam Gibbons - "VLAM" (Lack Of Afro remix) (3:12)
Review: It's more chilly, worldly outsider jazz gear from Barcelona's excellent Rocafort imprint; this time the crew return with the one-man show Kind & Kinky Zoo alongside Adam Gibbons, both making their debut for the label with this smart two-tracker. "Wonder Bra" is a solo mission from K&KZ, a fast-paced drum locomotive with plenty of whistling organs flying around in the high-ends, while Lack Of Afro's remix of "VLAM" by K&KZ and Adam Gibbons is a funkier, more laid-back swinger for a bit of one, two, three four on the dancefloor. Tidy 7" for the soul lovers!
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Funky Splash (7") (1 per customer)
Cat: ROC 027. Rel: 27 Sep 18
  1. Funky Splash (3:00)
  2. O Caminho Do Bem (2:27)
Review: Taken from their Cruise Control album released summer 2017, Swiss Afrofunk fusionists unleash two of their liveliest cuts onto a limited 45. "Funky Splash" is a rainbow of percussion, doubled up guitar riffs and outer planetary synths while "O Caminho Do Bem" is pure Lalo Schifrin cinematica laced with just the right level of psychedelic elements and dancefloor sweat. Both are quintessential modern funk instrumental. And if you're feeling these, track down the full album. Highly recommended.
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Get Up James (limited 7")
Cat: ROC 003. Rel: 13 Feb 14
  1. Get Up James
  2. Make It Funky
Review: The third release from the Swiss-based label Rocofort delivers a two-track licensed reissue of James Brown-inspired funk jams by Les Ambassadeurs, a Mali, Guinea, Ivory Coast and Senegalese collective that formed in the late '60s. First up on this quality "7 is "Get Up James", which as the label puts it is "mighty as an earthquake and cutting as a razor", with call and response vocals, screaming horns and break beat rhythms. On the flip is a lower slung, guitar licking, shredding and downright danceable "Make It Funky". Pick this up before it's too late.
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Plastic People (7") (1 per customer)
Cat: ROCO 025. Rel: 21 Jun 18
  1. Plastic People (vocal) (3:17)
  2. Plastic People (instrumental) (3:15)
Review: Frequently seen passing hands for large sums, Tony Kalangis's 1974 supreme groove cut "Plastic People" gets a long overdue reissue. Its writhing funk groove a seminal standard for collectors lucky enough to have it, Tony's falsetto and slippery guitar work are as timeless now as they were almost 45 years ago. And the instrumental still bangs, too. Funk realism: The only thing plastic here is the wax.
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Cat: ROC 012. Rel: 10 Dec 15
  1. Listen To Something About Soul (part 1) (3:35)
  2. Listen To Something About Soul (part 2) (3:24)
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Movin' Too Fast (limited 7")
Cat: ROC 002. Rel: 05 Dec 13
  1. Movin' Too Fast
  2. Mr Skyjacker
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Cat: ROCLP 002. Rel: 28 May 15
  1. Something New (2:48)
  2. Nitty Boo Boo (2:14)
  3. Would You Believe Me? (3:59)
  4. Rice & Beans (2:43)
  5. Dixie's Mambo (4:13)
  6. Fun City Hippy (2:48)
  7. Say Listen (2:45)
  8. A Fool Like Me (3:10)
  9. Papel De Bambu (3:31)
  10. Shingaling Now, Boogaloo Later (2:43)
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Cat: ROCCD 002. Rel: 28 May 15
  1. Something New
  2. Nitty Boo Boo
  3. Would You Believe Me?
  4. Rice & Beans
  5. Dixie's Mambo
  6. Fun City Hippy
  7. Say Listen
  8. A Fool Like Me
  9. Papel De Bambu
  10. Shingaling Now, Boogaloo Later
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Mayolye (12") (1 per customer)
Cat: ROC 021. Rel: 15 Feb 18
  1. Mayolye (original single version) (3:42)
  2. Mayolye (Nik Weston official Mukatsuku edit) (5:26)
Review: Destination Paris, 1980: Gabonese singer Jean Ondeno is in the eye of the French capital's afro-disco storm. Championed by broadcaster Alphonse Marie Toukas and partnered with songwriter, producer (and 70s TV host) Philippe Brejean, Ondeno blessed the world with one eponymous album and "Mayolye" was the opening cut. Vibrant, upbeat and loaded with effortless funk and Ondeno's soft falsetto, it's a vital slice of afro-disco fusion that comes complete with a subtly-charged, floor-primed Mukatsuku edit from Nik Weston. One per customer; this is not to be slept on.
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  1. Orchestre Poly Rythmo De L'Atlantique Cotonou Dahomey - "Y Apas Moyen" (4:04)
  2. Nkwitchoua & Les Satelites - "Po Lusi" (2:51)
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Cat: ROC 007. Rel: 30 Oct 14
  1. You Love Me Pretty Baby
  2. Monkey See Monkey Do
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Sex Machine (limited 7")
Cat: ROC 006. Rel: 14 Jul 14
  1. Sex Machine
  2. Massare Mousso
Review: In its 1970's prime, the Buffet Hotel de la Gare de Bamako used to mix a broad and diverse clientele of Bamako's fine society and hookers, Western, Chinese, Russian and Arab businessmen with diplomats and African entrepreneurs. Rail Band's music became the exciting soundtrack of modern Mali, blossoming like a big bright bouquet of tropical flowers. In its heyday, the orchestra pretty much defined by itself the idea of afro-pop.

Musicians such as singer Salif Keita, singer Mory Kante, guitar player Djelimady Tounkara and the late bandleader and sax player Tidiani Kone all graduated from the Rail Band before turning to more or less successful solo careers. The Rail Band got started in october 1969 as a regular orchestra in the railway station premises.

In order to keep up with new forms of fusion music which could be heard in Dakar or Conakry night clubs or "paillotes", trumpet player, sax maestro and bandleader Tidiani Kone recruits some bold element for his orchestra. Both a griot and a jazzman, Tidiani Kone was a former Orchestre National A musician. His main idea was to bring Malian music out of the dead-end of afro-cuban and Western imitations. He took the chance to recruit a young albinos singer, accompanying himself with a cheap Chinese guitar.

Kone was the first one to understand that Salif Keita's voice was pure gold. At the end of 1969, Salif Keita, Tidiani Kone and rythmic guitar player Mamadou Diakite practiced for weeks as a trio in order to forge a repertoire of their own. Other musicians such as guitar player Ousmane Sogodogo and lead guitarist Nabe Baba, timbales player Marius as well as percussion player Abdouramane Koumare soon join in, encouraged by Kone.

In July 1970, the Orchestre du Rail Band de la Gare de Bamako gave its first concert, on a tiny open air stage, with palm trees breeze and stars above them. The Rail Band rapidly became one of the city's main attraction. According to its initial status, the Rail Band must "explore and propel mandingo repertoire in order to aim at the neo-classicism of African chanson". Born in the heart of the Mande griot tradition, Salif Keita knew the classic songs. Soon, the folklore part of the repertoire was more prominent than the blues and afro-latin numbers.
Musicians were paid by the Malian train company, ie by the state, who also owned their instruments. Combining mandingo and bambara traditions, French pop, afro-cuban rhythms, Congolese rumba, American rhythm'n'blues and calypso, the Rail Band's rise to fame was striking, paving the way for numerous modern orchestras to follow. They rehearsed five days a week from 5 to 6 pm, before changing, dining and taking the stage from 9 pm till the last customer left the Buffet, sometimes early in the morning. In order to help empty the premises from its patrons, Rail Band musicians played late night jazz themes, strongly encouraged by Tidiani Kone.

With his saxophone hollering at some distant tropical moon, his heartfelt horns arrangements added a sense of epic grandeur to the Rail Band songs. His bold musical mastery set Salif on orbit while modern instruments and instant melancholy radiate through a song like Massare Mousso. He sings about some impossible love : "If you don't have anything to do, fall in love with a woman who doesn't love you / If you dont have anything to do, fall in love with a man who doesn't love you". His voice was frail but Salif shows evidences of his vocal grandeur to come. In the early 1970's, it seems that the Rail Band knew instinctively how to go down in musical history.
The orchestra took off, thanks to Salif's youthful vocal prowesses and to the sheer intensity and dedication of musicians led by Kon'.

Guitar player extraordinaire Djelimady Tounkara joined the band in 1971 as a new recruit. His arrival enabled the Rail Band to reach new heights in a dazzling ascension of recordings done in a tiny Radio Mali studio. His rumbling electric guitar became one of the band instant trademark. Guinean balafon and kora player Mory Kante also jumped in as the Rail Band was by far Bamako's finest orchestra in the 1970's.
Directly inspired by James Brown's funk achievements, Sex Machine belongs to the band's legend, an incredible cover which is both heroic and mesmerizing. It is a pure slice of raw and spicy Malian funk, one of those "straight to your face" songs with a devastating outcome, courtesy of Mamadou Bagayoko's heavy drums and Cheick's Traore sturdy guitar bass playing. Alfred Coulibaly's Vox organ adds up to the hypnotic mood of the song.

Looking for the Rail Band's trails these days, one has to stop by the old Buffet Hotel de la Gare in downtown Bamako in order to feel the countless, panoramic and moving memories of this unrivalled musical golden age and this masterful orchestra.
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Is This Soul? (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: ROCLP 001. Rel: 30 Oct 14
  1. Is This Soul?
  2. That Just Ain't Right
  3. Feel The Shots
  4. Back For Nothing
  5. The Boss
  6. For Somebody Else
  7. Little Big Men
  8. Chasing Paquito
  9. She Ain't Got No Soul
  10. Dirt On The Groove
  11. Dog Hair
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Cat: ROCCD 001. Rel: 29 Oct 14
  1. Is This Soul?
  2. That Just Ain't Right
  3. Feel The Shots
  4. Back For Nothing
  5. The Boss
  6. For Somebody Else
  7. Little Big Men
  8. Chasing Paquito
  9. She Ain't Got No Soul
  10. Dirt On The Groove
  11. Dog Hair
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Coffee Cold (limited 7")
Cat: ROC 005. Rel: 16 May 14
  1. Coffee Cold
  2. She Ain't Got No Soul
Review: Firing funk act straight out of Barcelona, The Slingshots sound every bit as authentic as the 60s funk movement that inspired them... But come with today's production power. The perfect blend. Speaking of blends, "Coffee Cold" is Hammond-heaved cover of a Galt MacDermot track from the Woman Is Sweet soundtrack. Largely instrumental and full of organ and horn Q&As, it's a spiralling groove session that rolls out in a manner that's like a funk version of Babe Ruth's "The Mexican". "She Ain't Got No Soul", meanwhile, is a full-flavoured vocal original where the band's charismatic singer Roger Fullosoul gets centre stage to lay down some really belly-driven vocals over another tight bed of guitar riffs and even tighter horns. Stone cold funky.
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If You Want My Love (7") (1 per customer)
Cat: ROC 015. Rel: 06 Oct 16
  1. If You Want My Love (3:59)
  2. Get Down With The Get Down (3:23)
Review: Pure boogaloo gold: Melvin's rich repertoire is loaded with gems, but his collaborative fusions with Jimmy Scott on his fifth album Melvin Sparks '75 are some of the most distinctive and unique. "If You Want My Love" was way ahead of its time with its staccato synth hits and textures buried deep behind the emphatic vocal power and almost hip-hop style groove. Flip for "Get Down With The Get Down" that builds and builds and builds with such ease and natural rhythm there's a strong chance you'll get lost inside it every time. Search party not included.
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Blues In My Bones (limited 7")
Cat: ROC 008. Rel: 25 Jun 15
  1. Blues In My Bones (4:39)
  2. On & On (4:24)
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  1. Louie Ramirez - "New Breed" (3:53)
  2. The 107th Stickball Team - "Let Me Do My Thing" (2:15)
  3. Los Africanos - "Together People (Pamoja Watu)" (3:00)
  4. Mike Guaguenti Y Orquesta - "Salsa Con Charanga" (4:27)
  5. Brooklyn Sounds - "Mirame San Miguel" (4:48)
  6. Brooklyn Sounds - "Guaguanco De Puerto Rico" (3:45)
Review: In the same vein as the infamous Honest Jon's complications from London, Spain's Rocafort imprint heads into the underbelly of Latin funk from New York City in the years between 1967 and 1978. There is much heavenly music to be found in this tiny corner of time and space, a cultural pocket that surely led to the future proliferation of salsa internationally. Boogaloo is the official terminology given to this particularly nutty variation of funk, and each one of these six tunes is allocated one side of the vinyl each, a tactic which makes all the sense in the world. Tunes by the likes of Mike Guaguenti Y Orquesta, Los Africanos and Brooklyn Sounds are a timeless, essential addition to anyone's record collection. This comes highly recommended.
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Cat: ROCLP 005. Rel: 11 Oct 18
  1. Arnold Albury & The Casuals - "That's A Bet" (3:44)
  2. You & I - "Make Time" (2:04)
  3. The Standing Ovation - "CGO" (3:46)
  4. Combo Guarajeo - "Alamo" (2:09)
  5. Willie Johnson - "Lay It On Me" (1:58)
  6. Mark McIver - "Soul Thing" (2:11)
  7. Dayton Sidewinders - "Go Ahead On" (2:33)
  8. Thee Midniters - "Chicano Power" (3:02)
  9. The Hitchikers - "Mr Fortune" (feat The Mighty Pope) (2:43)
  10. John Fitch & Associates - "Romantic Attitude" (3:15)
  11. Living Color - "Plastic People" (vocal) (3:15)
  12. Black Earth Plus - "How Can You Say You Love Me" (part 1) (4:09)
  13. Sloan Bey - "Look At Your Brother" (2:16)
Review: Funk 45s collector Robert Perlman was once the Beastie Boys' "go-to" man when it came to copping obscure breaks and samples. These days, he's better known for his long running Funk For The People blog, which has been posting MP3s of little-known and impossible to find funk sevens since 2009. Here he's teamed up with deep funk specialists Rocafort Records to showcase 15 of his favourite obscure "sides" on one LP-length slab of wax. All of the selections are spot on, from the 60s-pop-influenced dreaminess of Arnold Albury & The Casuals' "That's A Bet" and the Tower of Power style bagginess of The Standing Ovation's "CGO", to the horn-fired dancefloor heaviness of Dayton Sidewinders' "Go Ahead On" and the anthem-like brilliance of "Plastic People" by Living Color.
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Cat: ROCLP 004. Rel: 12 Jul 18
  1. Togo - "The Feet" (3:31)
  2. Half Crown - "Here Comes The Day" (2:32)
  3. Libre Esprit Moteur - "Clubman Round-Up" (2:50)
  4. Pierre Cavalli - "Un Soir Chez Norris" (2:29)
  5. Spot - "Portobello" (4:41)
  6. Valerie Lagrange - "Si Ma Chanson Pouvait" (5:24)
  7. John Phil Patrick - "Porta Del Sol" (3:09)
  8. Hand - "Shifting Leads" (2:49)
  9. Libre Esprit Moteur - "Mini Scotch" (1:50)
  10. Pierre Cavalli - "Obsession" (2:29)
  11. Mainhorse - "La Salamandre" (3:59)
  12. Valerie Lagrange - "I Love You So" (5:44)
Review: The latest missive from crate-digging reissue imprint Rocafort Records shines a light on the halcyon period of Evasion Disques, an imprint founded by members of rebellious French rock band Les (Faux) Freres in the late 1960s. Comprising 12 little-known cuts released on the label between 1970 and '73, the collection does a terrific job in highlighting the wide-eyed, psychedelic era brilliance of some of the label's now forgotten artists. Listeners can expect to hear a mixture of bluesy psychedelic rock, low-down Gallic funk, dream pop, Ramsey Lewis style excursions (see Hand's brilliant "Shifting Leads") and slightly kitsch instrumental workouts guaranteed to put smiles on faces.
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