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23-09-2021 - thursday


Rivage - I Need You Baby

Rivage

I Need You Baby

''70s Soul perfection, both previously unreleased on 45 so should keep collectors and DJs smiling as we head back into the clubs. We released the craz... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH112 remind
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Crystal Winds - So Sad

Crystal Winds

So Sad

''Crystal Winds legendary sophisticated soul LP first released on the privately pressed Cash Ear label in 1982, it's mad to me these amazing tracks ha... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH107 € 13,49
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Crystal Winds - Lovers Holiday

Crystal Winds

Lovers Holiday

''Martin Dumas Jr, Paul Coleman and Morris Browns, sublime 70s soul / 2 Step LP is IMO is some of the best sophisticated soul from the 1970s, Producti... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH108 € 13,49
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Rivage - Strung out on Your Love

Rivage

Strung out on Your Love

''One of my favourite 70s soul sides, it will set you back £500ish if you can find one and even then it won't sound as nice as our pressing. The track... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH111 € 13,49
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21-07-2021 - wednesday


East Coast Love Affair - Confrontations

East Coast Love Affair

Confrontations

''For the 4th ECLA and the start of things opening up (maybe) we have gone full party mode, nothing too serious, just good dancefloor fun. Side one is... more...

12inch Athens Of The North: AOTN12010 € 13,99
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20-07-2021 - tuesday


Linkwood - Mono

Linkwood

Mono

Linkwood comes back to solo work with a hyper focused piece of electro goodness. Lo-fi but all the better for it, Mono comprises 14 deeply distilled t... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP048 € 23,99
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10-06-2021 - thursday


Various Artists - For The Love Of You

Various Artists

For The Love Of You

After the sell out success of 3 12 inches released at the tail end of 2019, For the Love of You is a 12 track compilation of lovers rock covers curate... more...

2LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP031 remind

05-05-2021 - wednesday


Doug Payne - She Is On The Money

Doug Payne

She Is On The Money

''Doug Payne is a graduate of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art (also known as FAME) in Manhattan NY, and Howard University in Washington D.C. He p... more...

12inch Athens Of The North: AOTN12015 € 10,99
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East Coast Love Affair & Mary Love Comer - Without You

East Coast Love Affair & Mary Love Comer

Without You

'''Without You' is the second release from Athens of the North house band, it's a lovely deep house side with obvious influences. 'Without You' came t... more...

12inch Athens Of The North: AOTN12016 € 11,99

East Coast Love Affair - Date with the Rain

East Coast Love Affair

Date with the Rain

''Obviously to attempt a cover of classic only works if you go down a different route with the track, the idea came from talking good lovers covers wi... more...

12inch Athens Of The North: AOTN12017 € 11,99

Warren Hampshire - Language of the Birds

Warren Hampshire

Language of the Birds

'Language Of The Birds' LP was recorded solo shortly after completing 'Galaxies Like Grains Of Sand' and 'The Honey Bear' with jazz pianist Greg Foat.... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP036 € 22,99
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19-04-2021 - monday


Various Artists - Leon Gardner's Igloo Records

Various Artists

Leon Gardner's Igloo Records

''Dancer and B3 Hammond player Leon Gardner moved from his Texas to Los Angeles sometime in the mid '60s. Soon after arriving he set up his own Igloo... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP043 € 21,49

15-03-2021 - monday


Christopher Jay - Be My Lady

Christopher Jay

Be My Lady

''Real heads might be familiar with outsider boogie track - Christopher Jay – 'What Do You Want Me To Do', an excellent hypnotic spin for those in the... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH098 € 12,49

True Image - Keep Me Dancing

True Image

Keep Me Dancing

''True Image - ''Keep Me Dancing'' was a spin for me back in the day but sold it when I bought my house 10 years ago, thanks to being hooked up with t... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH100 € 12,49
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Derrick Cross - Never Too Much

Derrick Cross

Never Too Much

Of the many 1000s of reggae versions, Derrick Cross' version of Never Too Much has got to be one of the sweetest. Unfortunately, with a price tag of 5... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH091 remind

Isabrm - If I Had You

Isabrm

If I Had You

Rare boogie joint time, Isabr'm or his real name Isaiah Lanes obscure and expensive. Recorded at Starlight Sound in Richmond, California (The same stu... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH095 € 12,49

Brief Encounter - Get a Good Feeling

Brief Encounter

Get a Good Feeling

''As a prelude to the singles LP we drop a 45 reissue of Brief Encounters most popular modern / disco side against possibly their best ballad / deep s... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH092 € 12,49
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23-02-2021 - tuesday


William Stuckey - Love Of Mine

William Stuckey

Love Of Mine

''This first ever re-release of William Stuckey's extremely rare southern soul LP. When Brian Sears told me William was still with us and living local... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP046 € 22,99
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01-12-2020 - tuesday


Linkwood & Other Lands - Face the Facts

Linkwood & Other Lands

Face the Facts

Linkwood and Other Lands are well known from their various outings on Firecracker, Night Theatre, The Nuclear Family, Rush Hour, Dekmantel, AOTN and m... more...

2LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP042 remind

16-11-2020 - monday


The Leaders - (It's A) Rat Race

The Leaders

(It's A) Rat Race

Here we have one of those top echelon soul / funk masterpieces. Recorded at the legendary True Soul studios in Little Rock, AR in 1971 by the Leaders... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH093V € 14,99
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07-10-2020 - wednesday


E.S. Funk - Funny Feeling

E.S. Funk

Funny Feeling

Fantastic funky crossover soul that has remained pretty much unknown due to rarity. Solid two-sider originally released on local label 'Shore'. You wi... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH085 remind
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Leval - Our Love

Leval

Our Love

UK oddball boogie rarity licenced direct from the band.

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Akira Freeze - Tell me Baby

Akira Freeze

Tell me Baby

New soul / boogie discovery out Daytona Beach, Florida. Unknown until this year when a copy sold for the first time on ebay in June for ($2025), Not s... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH088 € 14,99
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25-09-2020 - friday


Andrew Wasylyk - Fugitive Light and Themes of Consolation

Andrew Wasylyk

Fugitive Light and Themes of Consolation

Fugitive Light And Themes Of Consolation is the third in a trio of records by Andrew Wasylyk which unearth and reshape the landscape of Eastern Scotla... more...

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18-08-2020 - tuesday


Crisrail - The Game Of Music

Crisrail

The Game Of Music

Something a little different from Athens of the North, Crisrail (Chris Rael) is an almost-LP of mad out there funky post punk from Silver Spring, Mary... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTN12013 remind
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Rivage - Sittin On It

Rivage

Sittin On It

This LP is simply one of the finest 70s LPs, it's mad that it has not been reissued before now…enjoy. more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP034D € 24,99

11-06-2020 - thursday


Billy Bruner - Billy Bruner

Billy Bruner

Billy Bruner

A selection of rare and unreleased tracks from the prince of Tusla boogie, Billy Bruner. 10 Killer unknown and rare Boogie soul tracks. Billy was in T... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP038 € 22,99
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11-05-2020 - monday


Weldon Irvine - I Love You

Weldon Irvine

I Love You

Here we have 2 classic sides taken from the 1976 LP Sinbad on RCA. The vocals of Don Blackman are certainly the equal of Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going O... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH012 remind

Various Artists - Disco with a Feeling

Various Artists

Disco with a Feeling

So what is 'Disco With A Feeling'? It's hard to quantify a sound, but our definition would include 70s Soul or Modern Soul 45s that fit into the disco... more...

2LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP021 remind

Chuck Brimley - St. Elmos Fire

Chuck Brimley

St. Elmos Fire

Milwaukee's artist Chuck Brimley's cover of Michael Frank's classic ''St. Elmore Fire. An extremely hard to find record that even Andy Noble who runs... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH081 € 10,99
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G.Q. - Lies

G.Q.

Lies

''G.Q'' stood for ''good quality'', they were not joking. 2 Deep Disco Classics on 45. Played By Theo Parrish. New master from Sony cut at Timmion Cut... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH011 remind

Straight Jacket - Greatest Part of Loving You

Straight Jacket

Greatest Part of Loving You

In 1980 David Mcmurray and Adell Shavers and David McMurray (who went on to be a member of 80s hit band 'Was Not Was') wrote and produced this Amazing... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH009 € 11,99
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Premonition - Don't Act Like A Fool

Premonition

Don't Act Like A Fool

Premonition or Premonitions (they were known as both) is a new york disco / Soul / Funk group you probably have never heard of. Here is a reissue of t... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH083 € 13,99
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Gold - What About the Child

Gold

What About the Child

''I licensed Gold material from Avelino Pitts an over 10 years ago when I was working at Jazzman, at the time we got a tape with an alternative versio... more...

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11-03-2020 - wednesday


Linkwood and Foat - Linkwood and Foat

Linkwood and Foat

Linkwood and Foat

'Linkwood & Foat' is the first LP to be recorded in the new 'Athens of the North Studio', which was designed and built specifically for artists so tha... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP032 € 26,49

18-02-2020 - tuesday


LaRombé - From Philly

LaRombé

From Philly

''LaRombé is one of the most talented songwriters I have come across in my years of working for Jazzman and Athens of the North. Having gone through m... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP029 € 25,99
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16-12-2019 - monday


Jean & Trevor - Back Together

Jean & Trevor

Back Together

Remastered and reissued for the first time since their original release, AOTN are proud to present three classic cover versions from the lovers rock e... more...

12inch Athens Of The North: AOTN12008 remind

Al Charles - Outstanding

Al Charles

Outstanding

Remastered and reissued for the first time since their original release, AOTN are proud to present three classic cover versions from the lovers rock e... more...

12inch Athens Of The North: AOTN12007 remind
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Sonia / Earth and Stone - Easier to Love / That's The Way You Feel

Sonia / Earth and Stone

Easier to Love / That's The Way You Feel

Remastered and reissued for the first time since their original release, AOTN are proud to present three classic cover versions from the lovers rock e... more...

12inch Athens Of The North: AOTN12009 remind

14-11-2019 - thursday


MYTH - Play with Me

MYTH

Play with Me

Athens of the North is back on the boogie tip with top Miami rarity MYTH. Recorded and mixed in Fort Lauderdale in 85 both the original 12s are pretty... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH080 € 12,99

02-10-2019 - wednesday


LaRombé - You're the Best

LaRombé

You're the Best

Companion 45 to the forthcoming unreleased LP of L.A soul singer, composer and producer LaRombé. We transferred all of larombes tapes in Hollywood and... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH078 € 12,99
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Greg Foat and James Thorpe - Photosynthesis

Greg Foat and James Thorpe

Photosynthesis

Part two of Athens Of The North's nod to the world of library. This time round Greg Foat journeys into the world of synthesis with good friend James T... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTN030 € 24,99
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09-09-2019 - monday


People In The News - Color Me

People In The News

Color Me

Killer 2 sider deepfunk classic from Indiana's very obscure Knap Town Records.

7inch Athens Of The North: AOE035 remind

24-06-2019 - monday


Papa Bear & His Cubs - You're so Fine

Papa Bear & His Cubs

You're so Fine

Deepfunk / soul super rarity flipped with one of the best deep soul sides ever recorded. Papa Bear And His Cubs were the brainchild of Eddie Disnute S... more...

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11-06-2019 - tuesday


Brief Encounter - We Want to Play

Brief Encounter

We Want to Play

Modern Soul, Disco, Sweet Soul there is a not a bad track on the whole LP. 6 years talking to the Family, which led to Gary Bailey (Singer and co-writ... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP019 remind
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Dennis Young - Primitive Substance

Dennis Young

Primitive Substance

''After Liquid Liquid disbanded in 1985 I continued to record electronic music at my home studio inEdison,New Jerseybut I decided to mix the songs for... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP026 remind

03-05-2019 - friday


Hampshire & Foat - Saint Lawrence

Hampshire & Foat

Saint Lawrence

Captured during two sunny afternoons in September 2017, The fourth LP by the much respected and collected duo, Hampshire and Foat, takes us to a new l... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP024 remind

Greg Foat - The Mage

Greg Foat

The Mage

Greg Foat's 9th album 'The Mage' joins the dots between the past and future of British jazz. Enlisting the talents of jazz/library/soundtrack legends... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP016 € 26,99

01-04-2019 - monday


Spider Harrison - Beautiful Day

Spider Harrison

Beautiful Day

Spider Harrison was Indianapolis's first call soul DJ in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He broke local tunes like The Highlighters' ''Poppin' Popcorn... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: AOE036 € 12,49