LATRELL – My Little Darlin’ / Visions 7″

Play 1. Latrell - My Little Darlin'
Play 2. Latrell - Visions
  Latrell recorded enough material for a full length album during the Summer of '84 in North Hollywood. He was never able to get a record deal with these songs but luckily the tapes survived. Hand-Stamped limited edition of 200 copies on Smoke Wax vinyl Sold with Family Groove T-Shirt. 1 per customer. Shipping Feb. 28

HALL & FLOYD – Sunrise 12″

           
Play 1. Hall & Floyd - Sunrise
Play 2. Hall & Floyd - You Make Living Wonderful
Play 3. Hall & Floyd - Life (Interlude)
Play 4. Hall & Floyd - I'm Thankful For Today
Play 5. Hall & Floyd - Let Us Take You There
  SOLD OUT Another demo tape recently discovered by Family Groove Records. Hall & Floyd’s previously unreleased 1981 session is a nice slice of Disco Funk & R&B that didn’t make the Major Label’s cut. Sunrise is the stand-out song here featuring a nice blend of       Earth Wind & Fire style harmonies funky horns, spaced-out Moog Synth and a righteous groove good enough to properly fuel your next Roller Skating party. Hand-Stamped limited edition of 300 copies.

THE PRETENDERS – Just Be Yourself / It’s Everything About You

           
Play 1. The Pretenders - Just Be Yourself
Play 2. The Pretenders - It's Everything About You (That I Love)
  SOLD OUT   Family Groove Records pairs these solid classics by The Pretenders back to back on 7” vinyl. Whether it be the roaring Funk bass-line intro of It’s Everything About You or the Sultry Jazz vocals of Madam Pat Tandy on Just Be Yourself that suits you. It’s no wonder the original Carnival label pressings of both tunes are in big demand. The Carnival Records label began in 1962 by Joe Evans, who was an Alto Saxophonist that played with the heaviest of heavies; Coleman Hawkins, Etta Hones, Fats Navaro, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Hank Jones, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, Jay McShann, Charlie Parker. Carnival’s roster included The Manhattans, The Cymbals, The Lovettes, Kenneth Ruffin, The Turner Brothers, Leon & The Metronomes, The Pretenders & others.    

AURRA – Body Rock

Play 1. Aurra - I'll Let You Go
Play 2. Aurra - It's Up To You
Play 3. Aurra - Somebody
Play 4. Aurra - Are You Foolin' Around
Play 5. Aurra - Who Are You
Play 6. Aurra - Body Rock
Play 7. Aurra - Danger Zone
Bonus Tracks (CD/Digital Only) Aurra - Somebody (Dam-Funk Re-Freak) Aurra - Body Rock (1984 Original Mix)   order LP on Big Cartel order CD on Big Cartel order LP & CD on Bandcamp

AURRA Are You Foolin’ Around 7″

Order
Play 1. Aurra - Are You Foolin' Around
Play 2. Aurra - Are You Foolin' Around (instrumental)
  new 7" single from forthcoming Body Rock LP ! available now full analog production/mixing by Kamal Humphrey Class-A Discreet Analog Mastering by Bob Lanzner release Date: March 30

HE3 Project Chapter Two: John Van Hamersveld

The original drawing done by 60's album/poster artist John Van Hamersveld and the HE3 Project Chapter Two album cover, 2011, Family Groove Records. A Modern Soul cooker.

ARCHIVE POST #4: Eumir Deodato & Astrud Gilberto Music commercial reel

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Play 1. Deodato & Astrud 'Varig Airlines'
Play 2. Deodato 'Olympic Coins'
Play 3. Deodato 'Musk Perfume'
Play 4. Deodato 'Mercury Comet'
Play 5. Deodato & Astrud 'Mercury Montego'
  To help celebrate the World Cup finals in Brazil we're making available a previously unheard 1970s demo reel of Eumir Deodato for a commercial advertising company in New York. Astrud Gilberto is featured on the Varig Airlines spot, enticing people to visit the beaches and friendly people of Rio. Download the Deodato demo reel for free in WAV format during the entire month of July. To learn more about Deodato, check out his 2005 lecture at Red Bull Music Academy

AURRA x DāM-FunK Re-Freak

Play 1. Aurra - Somebody

Play 2. Aurra - Somebody (DāM-FunK Re-Freak)

Reserve your copy now: 7" x 2 Deluxe Gatefold Set + Limited Edition yellow/red wax

Somebody is the first single from the new Aurra album ‘Body Rock’ due out Fall 2014

Once again the world gets to experience a lost modern funk masterpiece providing another glimpse into the genius minds of Slave founding-member Steve Washington & Brides Of Funkenstein / P-Funk singer Sheila Horne Brody. Body Rock will be the second and final unearthing of the lost but found Master Tapes for the Aurra album originally recorded for Quincy Jones' Qwest record label in 1984.

The 24-track master tapes were transferred digitally and then mixed on an SSL board by Kamal Humphrey at his all-analog Flying Carpet Studios in Los Angeles. The result is a full sound enhanced by the natural analog process using today's digital technology only when needed to clean up the files.

DāM-FunK adds a bit of dirt and grime by putting his signature Re-Freak on the track. A confirmation from Los Angeles’ Ambassador of Boogie Funk that this is in fact the un-cut funk and nothing but the funk.

Deluxe Gatefold 7"x 2 45rpm + Limited edition

artwork by George Corsillo (Civil Attack, Aurra, Salsoul)

full analog production/mixing by Kamal Humphrey

Class-A Discrete Analog Mastering by Bob Lanzner

release Date: July 1

HOWEEFEEL – People Of The World

Play 1. Howeefeel - People Of The World

Play 2. Howeefeel - Lookin For A Love

 Chicago's Davis Brothers recorded Disco Funk as Davis Import on AVI Records in the late 70s and early 80s.

Their early incarnation 'Howeefeel' released just one 7" on Contempo Records in the U.K. only. Recorded in 1977, People Of The World is a crossover soul masterpiece with a massive open drums funk break.

Making it's debut on Family Groove Records, this is the first time this song has seen the light of day.

Limited edition of 300 copies on clear vinyl. SOLD OUT

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