TEDDY PENDERGRASS – DUETS – LOVE & SOUL
12 new studio tracks recorded posthumous duet style with all-star appearances and Includes duet versions of Teddy's best-loved smash hits "Love TKO," "Close The Door," "It Don't Hurt Now" & more! Full track list: Love TKO with Angie Stone; It Don t Hurt Now with Shuggie Otis & The Stylistics; Can t We Try with Noora Noor; Close The Door with Eric Gales; Come Go With Me with Martha Reeves; Turn Off The Lights with Linda Clifford; When Somebody Loves You Back with Ohio Players; You re My Latest, My Greatest Inspiration with The Stylistics; The Whole Town s Laughing At Me with Maxi Priest; And If I Had with Rose Royce; Only You with Bonnie Pointer; and I Can t Live Without Your Love with Jody Watley & Tom Scott. ~ Amazoni
NILS - ALLEY CAT
Nils new album 'Alley Cat' has been a year in the making, not that Nils isn't very prolific and can write, produce, arrange and perform radio friendly hits at the drop of a guitar pick. It's just that he has been a man demand. Keeping busy with writing and performing on the current chart hit 'Harmony Park' by Nate Harrison which features Nils & Dave Koz or being featured on Brian Simpson's latest album or having produced three upcoming albums for various new artists. All this plus the release of his 'Best of Nils' album and numerous club and festival performances yet he has still managed to produce what should be another chart topper, 'Alley Cat'. Includes: Two of a Kind; Alley Cat; Don't Hold Back; Saturday Night; Call of the Sirens; In the Moment; Open Space; Malibu; Spin Cycle; Night Flyer; Milkshake; and Everything.
AMPLIFICADOR – NOVISSIMA MUSICA BRASILEIRA: THE BRAZILIAN 10s GENERATION
A wonderful overview of contemporary sounds from the Brazilian underground – artists all marked by the "10s" in the title, as they've just begun to blossom in the current decade! The set's one of the freshest we've heard in years – and really gives us a great opportunity to sample music we might have missed otherwise – as recent years haven't seen the influx of Brazilian acts to the global market that we've known in decades past – which has kept so much recent music hidden from our ears! The range of styles is wonderful – still plenty of older roots, but often inflected with lots of new ideas, in a manner that's maybe a bit like some of the Cuban experiments that Gilles Peterson has been promoting on his own label – yet maybe even stronger, as these cuts have sprung from the underground on their own. Titles include "Obatala" by Abayomy, "Zulumbi" by Zulumbi, "O Rei De Tupanga" by Iconili, "Cervejas Populares" by Ive Seixas, "Lucifer Colombia" by Burro Morto, "Zebrabeat" by Zebrabeat Afro-Amazonia Orquestra, "Ecos De Niafunke" by Andre Sampaio E Os Afromandinga, "Faria Lima Pra Ca" by Passo Torto, and "Feito Tamborim Para Ceu" by Fabricio. - Dusty Groove