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Rare groove

Word connections: rare - groove

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Rare Groove vol.1 (1988) - Various Artists

Intro

Musical genres are hard to define. Take rare groove for example. In English, 'rare' stands for 'hard-to-find'. And groove is a bassline. This, of course, is a loose foundation to base a genre upon. I bought my first tape with rare grooves in the UK on my first visit in the early nineties. However, in the case of rare groove, it was Norman Jay's who coined the genre in his late 1985 show 'The Original Rare Groove Show' on Kiss FM - then still a pirate station that reintroduced seventies funk tracks and plenty of obscure rarities, coining the term rare groove.

Definition

Rare groove, a term coined by KISS-FM DJ Norman Jay in 1985, originally referred to relatively obscure funk tracks from the 1970s. Influential on electronica, techno, house, breakbeat, jungle, and other genres. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rare_groove [Jun 2005]

Rare Groove vol.1 & 2 (1988) - Various Artists

Rare Groove vol.1 (1988) - Various Artists

  1. Mighty Tom Cats - Love potion-cheeba-cheeba 7:31
  2. Moss, Bill - Sock it to'em soul brother 5:12
  3. Bo, Eddie - Hook and sling [part 1 & 2] 4:15
  4. Escovedo, Coke - Runaway 2:34
  5. Rimshots, The - Dance girl 2:52
  6. Brother To Brother - Chance with you 4:39
  7. Nature Zone - Porcupine 3:07
  8. Wright, Charles - Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band, The Express yourself [part 1] 3:50
  9. Wright, Charles - Express yourself [part 2] 4:54

Rare Groove vol.2 (1988) - Various Artists

  1. Eddie Harris: It's All Right Now
  2. Oliver Sain: London Express
  3. Coke Escovedo: I Wouldn't Change A Thing
  4. Cloud One: Atmoshere Strut
  5. Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns: Four Play
  6. Dynamic Corvettes: Funky Music Is A Thing
  7. Wilson Pickett: Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9
  8. Oliver Sain: Bus Stop

Track listing to the second rare grooves compilation CD I acquired.

See also: http://www.discogs.com/label/Street+Sounds

See also: compilation - music - 1988 - rare groove - Norman Jay

CDs

  1. Mastercuts Vol. 2 - Classic Rare Groove [Amazon.com]
    This is a fabulous cd and goes to show how wide the meaning of rare groove can be. To me this is more mellow groove. Anyway, rare grooves just means that they are tracks which are hard to find.
    1. Caveman boogie - Wilson, Lesette 2. LA nights - Agawa, Yasuko 3. No 1 girl - Light Of The World 4. You need a change of mind - Brooklyn Express 5. There's a reason - Hi-Tension 6. Work it out - Break Water 7. Barely breaking even - Universal Robot Band 8. I'd like to get into you - Kelly, Denise & Fame 9. Windy city theme - Davis, Carl 10. Bump and hustle music - Stewart, Tommy 11. God made me funky - Headhunters (1) 12. Give me some - LA Boppers

Radio Nova presents: Rare Grooves Brasil #1 (2005) - Various Artists

Radio Nova presents: Rare Grooves Brasil #1 (2005) - Various Artists [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Track Listings
1. Claustrofobia - Martinho Da Vila 2. Pick Up the Pieces - Wilson DasNeves, 3. Partido Alto 4. Fibra 5. Caravan - Dionne Warwick 6. Os Cinco Bailes da Historia Do Rio - Dona Ivone Lara 7. Filhos de Gandhi - Jorge Ben, Gilberto Gil 8. Rio [Special Mix] - Vinicius Cantuaria 9. Summertime 10. Canto das TrÍs RaÁas - Clara Nunes 11. O Bebado E a Equilibrista - Jo„o Bosco, 12. Miudinho - Paulinho da Viola 13. Democķstico - Marcos Valle 14. Sylvia - Arthur Verocai 15. Zurn Zurn - Edu Lobo 16. Um Canto de Afoxť - Caetano Veloso 17. Rua Real Grandeza

Album Details
The French Radio Conglomerate Nova Kicks off 2005 with a Series Opener that is as Much Samba as Bossa but Irresistibly Groovy with a 70's Flair. A Nova Collection Sometimes Has an Air of Familiarity to it Alongside Less Familiar Names as Well. This Set features Brazilian Legends Gilberto Gil, Joao Bosco and Jorge Ben, but also Dionne Warwick and Even Junior the Footballer (Both with Full of Samba Energy!) and Many Names to Be Discovered. Overall, It's Brazil in the Groove...nova Style!

Original Rare Groove Selection (2005) - Various Artists

Original Rare Groove Selection (2005) - Various Artists [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Track Listings
Disc: 1
1. The Jackson Sisters - I Believe In Miracles 2. Maceo & The Macks - Across the Tracks 3. Jimmy Castor - Its Just Begun 4. Bobby Byrd - I Know You Got Soul 5. Dynamos - We Donít Need No Help 6. Clyde Alexander - Got To Get Your Love 7. Sweet Charles - Yes its You 8. Chain Reaction - Dance Freak 9. Cloud One - Spaced Out 10. Leroy Burgess - Heartbreaker 11. Logg - I Know You Will 12. Arnold Blair - Trying To Get Next To You 13. The Eighties Ladies - Turned On To You 14. Funkadelic - (Not Just) Knee Deep 15. Leroy Hutson - Lucky Fellow

Disc: 2
1. The Meters - Handclapping Song 2. Maceo & All The Kings Men - Got To Getcha 3. Aaron Neville - Hercules 4. Ripple - I Donít Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky 5. The Skull Snaps - Itís a New Day 6. Dawson Smith - I Donít Know If I Can Make It 7. Fred Wesley - House Party 8. Gene Chandler - Iíll Make The Living (If You Make The Loving) 9. The Chi-Lites - Are You My Woman (Tell Me So) 10. The Dells - All About The Paper 11. The Futures - Ainít Got Time Fa Nuthiní 12. Young Holt Unlimited - Soulful Strut 13. Terry Callier - Ordinary Joe 14. Marlena Shaw - California Soul 15. Cloud One Ė Atmosphere Strut

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