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Athens Of The North

AOTN Records Edinburgh-based reissue label, run by Euan Fryer aka DJ Fryer.

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Alias Funk & Soul/WELL GOOD 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: AOE017 7
Very, very rare slow burning funk 45 originally recorded in 1973, now repressed and strictly limited to 500 copies. Includes the sweet soul of B-side "BELLS". (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Andrew Wasylyk/THE PARALIAN CD    $16.50
Catalog #: AOTNCD028 2
After an invite from the Scottish arts center Hospitalfield to create new music for their 19th century Erard Grecian harp, he also utilized their grand piano, local field recordings, and other instruments to create a full album of modern classical, ambient, and library/jazz. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Andrew Wasylyk/THE PARALIAN LP    $28.50
Catalog #: AOTNLP028 1
After an invite from the Scottish arts center Hospitalfield to create new music for their 19th century Erard Grecian harp, he also utilized their grand piano, local field recordings, and other instruments to create a full album of modern classical, ambient, and library/jazz. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Anubis/ECOLOGY 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: AOE024 7
The one and only single ever released by this duo, this is an extremely collectable spiritual funk 45. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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B.A.B./PARTY & GET ON DOWN 12"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH12003 9
The BIG APPLE BAND, aka BAB, gets a reissue on 12" single for the first time with a full length extended mix transferred direct from master tapes on the A-side. Includes the original from 1976 on the flip. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Beginning Of The End/SUPERWOMAN 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: AOE001 7
Repressed and back in stock! The first release on the ATHENS OF THE NORTH sub-label OWL OF ATHENS that will focus on everything with a funky edge. The first release includes the 2 strongest cuts from the BEGINNING OF THE END self-titled album, with "THAT'S WHAT I GET" on the flip.(OWL OF ATHENS)
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Benita/TIME FOR A CHANGE 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH055 7
A very rare record with only a few copies in existence of the original. This gorgeous soul/disco song, with 2 versions, gets a needed pressing. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Beverly McKay/SAY IT WITH FEELING 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: AOE031 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH presents a pair from the OLD TOWN vaults, with the title track a great midtempo soul cut. But the real magic happens with the B-side "CONSCIENCE", a haunting mid-tempo off-kilter number that is memorable in the extreme. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Bobby Boyd/LOVE GODDESS 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH066 7
"LOVE GODDESS" is a floaty driving disco soul number for both the Northern soul boys and the deep disco heads. On the flip we get "GOOD NEWS (TIRED OF BAD NEWS)" a classic horn driven funky soul cut. FYI: BOBBY was one of the founding members of the LAFAYETTE AFRO ROCK BAND. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Bobby Boyd/ROCK ON (BOB BLANK REMIX) 12"    $10.50
Catalog #: AOTN12006 9
BOB BLANK (the legendary producer/engineer who has worked closely with SUN RA, ARTHUR RUSSELL, and LARRY LEVAN) turns in a mix that hits the sweet spot between boogie and proto-house of an unreleased soul/funk gem. The original is included on the B-side. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Boots For Dancing/THE UNDISCO KIDDS CD    $16.50
Catalog #: AOTNCD005 2
Born at Scotland's post-punk crossroads in 1979, they introduced the UK to a more funky way of doing punk! A hugely popular live act, this is their 1982 album-that-never-was, which still sounds completely fresh and far ahead of its time! Extensive sleeve notes! (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Boots For Dancing/THE UNDISCO KIDDS LP    $31.50
Catalog #: AOTNLP005 1
Groove Dis Exclusive. Born at Scotland's post-punk crossroads in 1979, they introduced the UK to a more funky way of doing punk! A hugely popular live act, this is their 1982 album-that-never-was, which still sounds completely fresh and far ahead of its time! Extensive sleeve notes! (ATHENS OF...
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Brief Encounter/WE WANT TO PLAY LP    $28.50
Catalog #: AOTNLP019 1
Originally released in 1981, this North Carolina soul outfit delivered a sophomore album of modern soul, disco, and sweet soul, with not a bad song on the entire LP. Get your copy before they are gone! (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Brief Encounter/WE WANT TO PLAY... 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: ATH029 7
"WE WANT TO PLAY FOR YOU" & "SWEET TENDER LOVER" are the two best tracks from the LP that every serious disco collector covets! These are essential and will fly out the door! (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Brief Encounter/WHERE WILL I GO 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH070 7
One of the most coveted unreleased low rider/soul ballads. A huge tune only released on a Japanese compilation 20 years ago (without the band's consent and with some channels missing). Here's the full track for the first time. B/w the disco gospel cut "ALWAYS". (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Broomfield Corporate Jam/STOP 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH052 7
Responsible for some of the best rare groove singles of the 80's, the six BROOMFIELD siblings also recorded with BETTY WRIGHT, KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND, TIMMY THOMAS, LITTLE BEAVER, JULIO IGLESIAS, and more! An agonizingly elusive release from 1979, now finally available! (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Bubba Suggs/EVERYTHING THAT LOOKS... 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: AOE016 7
A blues funk masterpiece, along with B-side "YOU DON'T DESERVE", this highly collectable 45 is now reissued for your listening pleasure. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Cool Creations/WISH UPON LOVE 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH021 7
COOL CREATIONS OF ST. MAARTEN were a Caribbean act formed in 1975, who only recorded one album, from which these two forgotten soul gems were taken. B-side "NIGHTIME ON THE BEACH" is perfect for a Balearic sunset. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Creators, The/JUST YOU & ME 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH058 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH extracted this from the SONY vault for the first time since the record was released in 1980. The title track is a floaty disco masterpiece, backed by the excellent soul ballad "BLAME IT ON ME". (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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David Coleman/DROWN MY HEART 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: AOE029 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH presents two NYC Latin soul bangers from legendary band leader HECTOR RIVERA and vocalist DAVID COLEMAN. RIVERA wrote and arranged for many famous Latin artists such as RAY BARRETTO, MACHITO, and TITO PUENTE. These cuts are from his album "AT THE PARTY". (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Dennis Young/PRIMITIVE SUBSTANCE CD    $15.00
Catalog #: AOTNCD026 2
Formerly of seminal experimental band LIQUID LIQUID, DENNIS YOUNG later collaborated with keyboardist ANDY GOMORY on these songs. YOUNG then added more percussion and overdubs and invited additional musicians. The result is this unique collection. 3 extra songs on CD! (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Dennis Young/PRIMITIVE SUBSTANCE LP    $28.50
Catalog #: AOTNLP026 1
Formerly of seminal experimental band LIQUID LIQUID, DENNIS YOUNG later collaborated with keyboardist ANDY GOMORY on these songs. YOUNG then added more percussion and overdubs and invited additional musicians. The result is this unique collection of works. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Dirty Channels vs D.R./WATCHIN OUT 12"    $15.00
Catalog #: AOTN12005 9
Soul/disco re-issue label ATHENS OF THE NORTH makes their first foray into releasing house music with a DIRTY CHANNELS remix of "WATCHIN OUT" by DANNY RUSSELL on the A-side, backed by a tasteful edit of FRAZELLE's "TODAY IS THE DAY" by LINKWOOD (FIRECRACKER, PRIME NUMBERS).
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Donnell Pittman/LOVE EXPLOSION 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH059 7
Originally featured on the NUMERO GROUP compilation "ULTRA HIGH FREQUENCYS" this is a straight up disco banger. B-side "YOUR LOVE IS DYNAMITE" is a beautiful soul ballad. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Douglas & Lonero/THIS TIME 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: AOE026 7
ATHENS OF NORTH unleashes two sides of crossover soul magic, this dynamic duo released a full length LP/7" on COLUMBIA and original singles can fetch big bucks. Both "THIS TIME" and "DON'T LET YOURSELF" have been re-cut from original master tapes and sound considerably better than the originals.
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Everyday People/SUPER BLACK 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: AOE025 7
One of the rarest funk 45's in existence, flipped with a previously unreleased acetate of "IS IT REALLY THAT BAD". Both tracks are stone cold deep funk killers. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Felony Theft/WHEN YOU HAVE LOVE 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: AOE021 7
Extremely rare leftfield funky soul (with a hint of reggae?) originally released on the MIJARELIX label, now repressed and available from ATHENS OF THE NORTH.
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Formula 1/WALKING WITH MY EYES CLOSED 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: AOE010 7
Monster two-sided disco funk banger from MIGHTY RYDERS man RODNEY MATHEW. Originals of this slice of Miami musical history sell for upwards of $1000! (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Frazelle/TODAY IS THE DAY 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH041 9
Originally released in 1982, this much sought after disco soul single gets a much needed reissue. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Friction Band/WATCHIN' YOU 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH044 7
Super rare mid tempo vocal modern soul disco floater with a great sweet soul flip "TO THE SKY". (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Fruit Band/FRUIT CD    $10.50
Catalog #: AOTNCD007 2
THE FRUIT BAND's fleeting existence was recently revealed by the discovery of their sole 1978 single "SAY IT". After some research, a complete album was unearthed of the group's stylish, dancefloor-smashing funk and deep disco. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Fruit Band/WHAT YOU GONNA DO 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: AOTN42 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH presents 2 of their favorite songs from the reissued album "FRUIT" to release on 7" for the first time ever. Includes the title track and B-side "LIFE IS A CHALLENGE". (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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G.Q./LIES 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: ATH011 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH releases these two deep disco classics on 45 for the first time. Both the title track "LIES" and B-side "IS IT COOL" by G.Q. ("good quality") were clearly favorites of THEO PARRISH, as they were both featured on his "UGLY EDITS" series over a decade ago!
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Gratitude/WE ARE HERE TO PARTY 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH076 7
Originally released as a rare Canadian disco 12" single, now repressed on 7" single. The title track is a driving deep funk disco banger, while "LOVING YOU" is a CHIC-influenced disco production just as strong as the A-side. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Greg Foat/THE MAGE CD    $16.50
Catalog #: AOTNCD016 2
Their 9th album joins the dots between the past and the future of British jazz. Enlisting the talents of jazz/library soundtrack legends DUNCAN LAMONT, ART THEMEN, RAY RUSSELL, & CLARK TRACEY to collaborate with their modern contemporaries MOSES BOYD & MALCOLM CATTO. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Greg Foat/THE MAGE LP    $30.00
Catalog #: AOTNLP016 1
His 9th album joins the dots between the past and the future of British jazz. Enlisting the talents of jazz/library soundtrack legends DUNCAN LAMONT, ART THEMEN, RAY RUSSELL, & CLARK TRACEY to collaborate with their modern contemporaries MOSES BOYD & MALCOLM CATTO. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Grupo Magnetico/POSITIVO CD    $10.50
Catalog #: AOTNCD020 2
A Latin super-group from Scotland with backgrounds in funk, hip hop, punk, and soul, and a shared obsession with NYC salsa. This 10-song album, mixed by Grammy-winning Latin producer AARON LEVINSON, features legendary musicians from Cuba, Venezuela, and America. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Grupo Magnetico/POSITIVO LP    $19.50
Catalog #: AOTNLP020 1
A Latin super-group from Scotland with backgrounds in funk, hip hop, punk, and soul, and a shared obsession with NYC salsa. This 10-song album, mixed by Grammy-winning Latin producer AARON LEVINSON, features legendary musicians from Cuba, Venezuela, and America. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Hampshire & Foat/GALAXIES LIKE.. CD    $10.50
Catalog #: AOTNCD010 2
"GALAXIES LIKE GRAINS OF SAND" is the 8-song album from WARREN HAMPSHIRE of THE BEES and pianist GREG FOAT, recorded with a full orchestra, all analog to tape. British library music & 60's Italian soundtracks combines with classical, minimalism, jazz, & folk. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Hampshire & Foat/GALAXIES LIKE.. LP    $30.00
Catalog #: AOTNLP010 1
"GALAXIES LIKE GRAINS OF SAND" is the 8-song album from WARREN HAMPSHIRE of THE BEES and pianist GREG FOAT, recorded with a full orchestra, all analog to tape. British library music & 60's Italian soundtracks combines with classical, minimalism, jazz, & folk. Now repressed! (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Hampshire & Foat/NIGHT SHADE CD    $10.50
Catalog #: AOTNCD018 2
The duo dives into a full album of library music. It opens with 5 tracks in very distinctive styles such as Japanese influenced music, spaghetti western melancholy, etc. Next is a classic library suite, a detective's theme with different variations on the motifs. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Hampshire & Foat/NIGHT SHADE LP    $28.50
Catalog #: AOTNLP018 9
The duo dives into a full album of library music. Side one is 5 tracks in very distinctive styles such as Japanese influenced music, spaghetti western melancholy, etc. Side 2 is a classic library suite, a detective's theme with different variations on the motifs. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Hampshire & Foat/SAINT LAWRENCE CD    $15.00
Catalog #: AOTNCD024 2
A unique ambient jazz folk gem recorded live over two days in two churches on the south coast of England. The fourth album from the respected duo enlisted help from PHIL ACHILLE & ERIC YOUNG, plus local musicians. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Hampshire & Foat/SAINT LAWRENCE LP    $27.00
Catalog #: AOTNLP024 1
A unique ambient jazz folk gem recorded live over two days in two churches on the south coast of England. The fourth album from the respected duo enlisted help from PHIL ACHILLE & ERIC YOUNG, plus local musicians. The vinyl is limited to 500 copies! (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Hampshire & Foat/THE HONEY BEAR CD    $16.50
Catalog #: AOTNCD013 2
An absolutely stunning album of folk and ambient music based on a fictional children's book of the same name, with each song a chapter of the book. Field recordings collected on England's Isle of Wight were then overdubbed with strings, oboe, and flute. Beautiful cover art! (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Hampshire & Foat/THE HONEY BEAR LP    $28.50
Catalog #: AOTNLP013 1
An absolutely stunning album of folk and ambient music based on a fictional children's book of the same name, with each song a chapter of the book. Field recordings collected on England's Isle of Wight were then overdubbed with strings, oboe, and flute. Beautiful cover art! (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Hard Drivers/SINCE I WAS A LITTLE... 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH040 7
Featuring the powerful vocals of VIVIAN LEE, this disco funk banger was only recently rediscovered and now brought to the light of day. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Helio Matheus/HELIO MATHEUS CD    $10.50
Catalog #: AOTNCD017 2
Originally released in 1975, the debut album from the Brazilian guitarist, singer, and composer featured arrangements by OBERDAN "BLACK RIVER" MAGALHAES, ZE RODRIX, and CHIQUINHO DE MORAES, with AZYMUTH as a support band. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Helio Matheus/HELIO MATHEUS LP    $19.50
Catalog #: AOTNLP017 1
Originally released in 1975, the debut album from the Brazilian guitarist, singer, and composer featured arrangements by OBERDAN "BLACK RIVER" MAGALHAES, ZE RODRIX, and CHIQUINHO DE MORAES, with AZYMUTH as a support band. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Henry Thomas/MY DREAMS ARE CLOUDED 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH046 7
This RAPTOWN RECORDS 45 was previously hard to get your hands on, but now will be a readily available soul gem, flipped with "DON'T WAIT TOO LONG". (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Homegrown Syndrome/CONFRONTATION 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: ATH019 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH is back with a banging disco funk A-side, flipped with a deep quality 70's soul stepper.
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Ice/REALITY 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH062 7
First ever reissue of their rare and in demand North Carolina born soul funk jam. This super rare modern soul/boogie tune was first played by IAN WRIGHT before being picked up by the northern soul scene. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Infinity/PARTY MAN 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: ATH064 7
The 2nd licensed release from INFINITY, another disco funk crossover dance cut that flies under the radar, backed with a floaty disco banger on the flip. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Infinity/QUEEN OF MY UNIVERSE 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH063 7
Top modern soul/disco spin that goes for big money, licensed from MOSES TRIBBEY himself. This is a disco funk banger leaning more toward the disco side. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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J.O.B Band/LIVE AT THE POINT AFTER LP    $9.00
Catalog #: AOTNLP011 1
This venerated soul band from Oklahoma became the house band in the late 70's for the Tulsa after hours club called The Point After. This rare live recording from August 20th, 1977 includes 4 tracks. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Jax Transit Authority/LIFE IS A... 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: ATH037 7
The pinnacle of quality disco soul, rare & expensive ($7,000 or more for a clean copy), "LIFE IS A MIRACLE" is now available, with the full length version available on 45 for the first time! Includes the original on the B-side. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Jeanie Tracy/CAN I COME OVER... 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: ATH010 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH re-issues this sweet boogie killer that sells for significant sums in its original 12" version from 1983. B-side "HOT (FOR YOUR LOVE" is an equally hot boogiefunk disco gem!
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Jeanie Tracy/MAKING NEW FRIENDS 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: AOE005 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH returns with another new 7" re-issue on their sub-label OWLS OF ATHENS. Classic soul is the name of the game here, backed with "TRIPPIN' ON THE SOUNDS.
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John Heartsman/MR. MAGIC -FRYERS EDIT 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: AOE020 7
A limited edit from the gentleman who remastered JOHN HEARTSMAN's "HOLY GRAIL" album for JAZZMAN RECORDS. This slice of classic soul is paired with "TALKING ABOUT MY BABY" on the flip. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Judy Pollak/IN TOGETHERNESS LP    $28.50
Catalog #: AOTNLP027 1
Featuring Detroit trio 33 1/3, this 8-song album released in 1977 is an extremely rare funk/soul record that can command up to $1,000 when it comes up for sale. Recorded at PAC 3 studio in suburban Detroit, where acts such as AL HUDSON & FLOATERS recorded. Now repressed! (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Junior Mendes/COPACABANA SADIA CD    $10.50
Catalog #: AOTNCD015 2
LUIZ MENDES JR was a ubiquitous figure in the Brazilian soul/funk scene of the 70's and early 80's, contributing to releases by artists such as BANDA BLACK RIO, TIM MARIA, & SANDRA DE SA. His only solo album has been off the radar for over 35 years until this official reissue. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Junior Mendes/COPACABANA SADIA LP    $19.50
Catalog #: AOTNLP015 1
LUIZ MENDES JR was a ubiquitous figure in the Brazilian soul/funk scene of the 70's and early 80's, contributing to releases by artists such as BANDA BLACK RIO, TIM MARIA, & SANDRA DE SA. His only solo album has been off the radar for over 35 years until this official reissue. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Kashmere Stage Band/KASHMERE 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH072 7
Two previously album-only tracks now on 7" for the first time from Houston, Texas native COBRAD O. JOHNSON and his cult fave band. Don't miss out on the 2011 documentary "THUNDER SOUL" which reunites the band over 30 years down the line. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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L.T. & The Soulful Dynamics/EVERYBODY 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: AOE032 7
"EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY" from L.A.-based LEROY TUCKER and a rotating cast of musicians never made a dent in the scene locally or otherwise. Neither did B-side "CRAZY ABOUT YOU BABY". Luckily there are people to rectify that oversight! (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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La Mont Zeno Theatre/BLACK FAIRY CD    $16.50
Catalog #: AOTNCD004 2
The soundtrack to a 1974 jazz funk musical for children that celebrated black culture and history. Includes spoken word segments from the play, as well as music featuring several great musicians such as CHICO FREEMAN, ANTHONY LLORENS, & JERRY "JAMI" JOHNSON. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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La Mont Zeno Theatre/BLACK FAIRY LP    $30.00
Catalog #: AOTNLP004 1
Groove Dis Exclusive. The soundtrack to a 1974 jazz funk musical for children that celebrated black culture and history. Includes spoken word segments from the play, as well as music featuring several great musicians such as CHICO FREEMAN, ANTHONY LLORENS, & JERRY "JAMI" JOHNSON. (ATHENS OF THE...
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LaRombe/YOU'RE THE BEST 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH078 7
Companion 7" to the forthcoming unreleased LP of the L.A. soul singer, composer, and producer. This highly sought after modern soul tune gets remastered in this version with an extra one and a half minutes. Previously unreleased "TRAIN OF THOUGHT" is on the flip. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Leroy Hutson/I THINK I'M FALLING... 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: ATH018 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH delivers two essential soul 70s soul sides, both taken from his iconic "HUTSON II" longplayer. "I THINK I'M FALLING IN LOVE" is a feel good anthem of the highest order while the flip "LOVE TO HOLD YOU CLOSE" is a more subtle floater, recut in full length from original master.
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Little George/LISTEN 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: AOE019 7
Another super rarity from Philadelphia's VIRTUE RECORDS, played out by IAN WRIGHT & DJ SHADOW, both sides are solid kid funk with a weird cool vibe that makes this 45 totally unique. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Luther Davis Group/KEEP ON DANCIN 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH073 7
While many know his from his evergreen disco classic "YOU CAN BE A STAR", fewer people know of this far more rare disco/funk 45. On the flip is a deep soul joint with dope backing vocals and crispy drumming. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Lynn Williams/IT TAKES TWO 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: AOE009 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH is backed with an OWLS OF ATHENS release featuring one of Miami's rarest deep funk 45's. With a series of releases in the 70's for various HENRY STONE-owned labels, here are two of the most collectable, with the serious ballad "DON'T BE SURPRISED" on the B-side.
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Michael Henderson/LET LOVE ENTER 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: ATH051 7
A classic exercise in Brazilian influenced soul jazz fusion from 1976, this finally sees a pressing on 45 for the first time! HENDERSON's bass playing, vocals, and production have been a part of MILES DAVIS, NORMAN CONNORS, MARVIN GAYE, STEVIE WONDER, and more! (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Milton Wright/COMPLETE FRIENDS CD    $16.50
Catalog #: AOTNCD001 2
ATHENS OF THE NORTH is proud to present the stunning alternative version of the now classic Miami soul album "FRIENDS & BUDDIES". An honest, stunningly soulful style like MARVIN GAYE, but it's stripped down & folky too in a TERRY CALLIER way. 18 tracks, also inc 2nd version released on T.K. DISCO.
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Milton Wright/SILENCE THAT YOU KEEP 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: ATH016 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH turns in two previously unreleased versions of these soulful disco tunes from the "ORIGINAL FRIENDS AND BUDDIES" album: "THE SILENCE THAT YOU KEEP" and "P' MAN".
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Mr. Wigg & Co/YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF... 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: ATH022 7
Crunchy outsider disco that's always popular with those in the know, with Part 1 on the A-side and Part 2 on the flip. This is lo-fi disco at its best, with strong support from GILLES PETERSON and FLOATING POINTS. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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New World/WORLD TODAY 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: AOE018 7
The very definition of deep funk, this record was a huge spin for KEB DARGE in the early 2000's and went for huge amounts. Recorded for Philly's VIRTUE RECORDS and licensed by his daughters. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Nobody/I SAW YOU 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH033 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH issues two tracks of mind blowing Minneapolis boogie from 1982, this seven piece proving that the "MINNEAPOLIS SOUND" didn't end with the dominance of PRINCE. Flipside tune "HEAVEN'S LOVE".
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Nubia/TIME IS RIGHT & FEELING FUNKY 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH045 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH reissues these two killer Chicano soul floaters after tracking down the master tapes from songwriter GEORGE RIVERA. Limited to 500 copies, these sunny disco soul gems are guaranteed to move the dancefloor.
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Painel De Controle/RELAX 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: ATH013 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH returns with two slices of brilliant Brazilian disco. The title cut is a straight up boogie monster, with B-side "MALANDRINHA" and its insanely catchy guitar. Repressed on 45 rpm from the original 33. Repressed and back in stock!
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Papa Bear & His Cubs/YOU'RE SO FINE 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH077 7
Recorded in 1975, this ultra rare soul single was created by a talented family band started by EDDIE DISNUTE and his children in Arkansas. Simple & sentimental, and utterly hypnotizing, this reissue is strictly limited to 400 copies! (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Penny Goodwin/PORTRAIT OF A GEMINI CD    $16.50
Catalog #: AOTNCD008 2
An unsung queen of jazz, this Midwestern girl would later sing at Caesar's Palace in Vegas. But she only recorded one album, a mixture of originals & covers of MARVIN GAYE & GIL SCOTT-HERON. Jazz guitar legend PHIL UPCHURCH & members of the CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCH are featured. CD only.
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Penny Goodwin/TOO SOON YOU'RE OLD 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH038 7
First time being pressed to 45 for the full version of this overlooked jazz-funk classic from this Midwestern singer. The B-side includes her cover of "LADY DAY AND JOHN COLTRANE" and another brief interlude. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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People's Pleasure/DO YOU HEAR ME... LP    $28.50
Catalog #: AOTNLP023 1
Better known on the modern soul and funk scene under their alias EVERYDAY PEOPLE, the American funk/soul outfit PEOPLE'S PLEASURE teamed up with the L.A. band ALIVE & WELL for this underrated gem of an album "DO YOU HEAR ME TALKING TO YOU?", originally released in 1976. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Prophets Of Peace/GET IT ON 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH060 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH reissues on 45 a pair of recordings first brought to light by NUMERO GROUP for their beloved "PURPLE SNOW" comp celebrating Minneapolis funk in the era leading up to PRINCE. Both songs were engineered by DAVID Z, he of LIPPS INC's "FUNKYTOWN". (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Raphael Munnings/FUNKY NASSAU D7"    $22.50
Catalog #: ATH002 7
MUNNINGS was the band leader of BEGINNING OF THE END (behind the famous song "FUNKY NASSAU"), yet these 4 solo songs collected on a 7" doublepack never enjoyed the same success. Finally repressed after being unavailable for a couple years. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Rasputin's Stash/HIDDEN STASH CD    $16.50
Catalog #: AOTNCD006 2
This is an unreleased 3rd album recovered from tapes stolen in the 70's. This underground Chicago soul band, known initially as THE FANTASTIC EPICS, gets a new light shined on this lost album, with the blessing of band member PAUL COLEMAN. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Rasputin's Stash/HIDDEN STASH LP    $28.50
Catalog #: AOTNLP006 1
Groove Dis Exclusive. This is an unreleased 3rd album recovered from tapes stolen in the 70's. This underground Chicago soul band, known initially as THE FANTASTIC EPICS, gets a new light shined on this lost album, with the blessing of band member PAUL COLEMAN. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Raw Soul Express/LET GO 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH053 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH puts two choice cuts from the recent album on 45prm DJ friendly 7" single. Flipside is "WILL YOU BE THERE". Limited to 500 copies, no repress. Act fast.
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Reality Band & Show/GANGSTER BOY 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: ATH014 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH returns with possibly the rarest disco 45 in the world, with copies selling online for thousands of dollars! Originally recorded in 1977 with only 300 copies pressed up. The B-side "ALL YOU NEED IS TIME TO MESS AROUND" is a brilliant funk 45, unknown because of its rarity.
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Sage/I'M ALIVE 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: ATH017 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH returns with this rare soul gem from 1969 from this 8-piece band known better for their live performances. This combines Latin horns with a sunshine soul sound, backed with the fantastic ballad "SONG FOR YVONNE".
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Samuel Jonathan Johnson/SWEET LOVE 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH025 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH is back with a solid pair of disco soul tunes taken from the COLUMBIA LP "MY MUSIC" (as played by THEO PARRISH). First time on 45 for both of these! Now being repressed!
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Sandy Gaye/WATCH THE DOG... 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: AOE004 7
"WATCH THE DOG THAT BRING THE BONE" is the first of 2 female funk 45's from the TRAGAR label out of Atlanta (the label was previously featured on a NUMERO "ECCENTRIC SOUL" comp). On the flip is the crazy funk destroyer "I'LL BE THERE" by FRANCIENE THOMAS. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Santiago/FEELING GOOD 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: ATH030 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH reissues a two sided disco stormer, complete with great hooks, solid horn section, and amazing vocals. Produced by Philadelphia's legendary SONNY HOPSON, this is actually NEFTALI SANTIAGO from MANDRILL who took a break from the band back in 1975 to do some sonic experimenting.
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Second Re$surrection/KEEP ON... 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: ATH024 7
"KEEP ON KEEPING ON" featuring LOUIS JOHNSON, with B-side "WISE UP", come from one of the most successful soul bands you've never heard of! Having toured with THE ISLEY BROTHERS, SHALAMAR, and RUFUS & CHAKA KHAN, these are previously unreleased upbeat disco funk gems. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Second Re$surrection/YOU DONE LET.. 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: ATH023 9
"YOU DONE LET THE DAYLIGHT CATCH YOU", featuring LOUIS JOHNSON, is an ultra rare disco soul gem that sells for thousands of dollars as an original! Includes B-side "SMOKE IN THE DISCO". (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Sparkels/TRY LOVE (ONE MORE TIME) 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: AOE030 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH makes a rare & expensive 45 available to all. First recorded by NORMA JENKINS, but passed on by MOTOWN, this was picked up and recorded by master of the girl group HERB BERNSTEIN. Originally a failure, this later found success in the Northern soul scene. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Spider Harrison/BEAUTIFUL DAY 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: AOE036 7
Ubiquitous in the local soul scene of Indianapolis in the late 60's & early 70's, he recorded this funk soul gem around the turn of 1970 with members of local group THE HIGHLIGHTERS. Also includes an unreleased drum track of the song found on one of his tapes. 500 copies only! (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Star Quake/DON'T YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH057 7
A super rare disco / modern banger with this obscure group from Columbus, Georgia. Original copies go for well over $1,000! Part 2 on the B-side has been edited to remove the fade in so it can easily be dropped in a club. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Stephen Colebrooke/SHAKE YOUR... 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH032 7
Two odd island bangers previously only available on his very rare LP that you almost certainly don't own. Recorded by FRANK PENN in the Bahamas, these cuts are full of personality and soul. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Straight Jacket/GREATEST PART OF... 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: ATH009 7
Repressed and back in stock! This modern Detroit/boogie 45 was originally released in 1980 by this trio, including DAVID MCMURRAY who went on to join WAS NOT WAS. "THE GREATEST PART OF LOVING YOU" is paired with B-side "FUN". (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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