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My Desire / You Are My Sunshine
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Cat-No: WIT4
Release-Date: 28.01.2022
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Witch - My Desire (Single Edit) (00:00) Witch - My Desire (Single Edit) (00:00) 1 Witch - My Desire (Single Edit)
Witch - You Are My Sunshine (00:00) Witch - You Are My Sunshine (00:00) 2 Witch - You Are My Sunshine
Mastered from the original analog tapes for the very first time, SHARP-FLAT brings you the WITCH DISCO SINGLES as you’ve never heard them before. WIT 4 carries a single edit of 'My Desire' backed with 'You Are My Sunshine' from the group's classic 'Movin’ On' LP from 1980.

By the end of the 1970s, WITCH was a Zambian music institution. Active since 1972, they had survived the Zamrock years and left an impressivegarage, psych and prog discography in their wake. But at the outset of the 1980s, the band was ready to embrace the modern sounds of a new era. Undertaking personnel changes and relocating to Zimbabwe, they were primed by the independence celebrations of their neighboring country to undertake their mythical transformation into an African disco powerhouse.

With access to a state of the art recording studio in Harare, WITCH produced two exquisite albums in the early 1980s. Appearing in 1980,Movin’ On was preceded by the single “My Desire,” which featured new member Christine Jackson on lead vocals. With an upfront funky bass-line, falsetto backing vocals, swirling synths and tight horns, it was a searing hot disco offering that made no bones about the fact that the WITCH was ready to get down. Composer/vocalist Stanford Tembo’s mid-tempo burner “You Are My Sunshine" was the perfect fit for
the flip.

Documenting the band’s drift from disco into boogie, WITCH’s final album Kuomboka was released in 1984 without an accompanying single. New lead vocalist Patrick Chisembele injected youthful energy and a modern soul edge, most notably on “Erotic Delight” with its crisp drums, slinky keys and intoxicating bass groove. Pop reggae was alson within the album’s stylistic purview by way of the closer “Jah Let the Sunshine” as well as “Change of a Feeling,” the flip side of a recently discovered single that wasn’t originally released.

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Erotic Delight / Change Of A Feeling
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Witch - Erotic Delight (Single Edit) (00:00) Witch - Erotic Delight (Single Edit) (00:00) 1 Witch - Erotic Delight (Single Edit)
Witch - Change Of A Feeling (00:00) Witch - Change Of A Feeling (00:00) 2 Witch - Change Of A Feeling
Mastered from the original analog tapes for the very first time, SHARP-FLAT brings you the WITCH DISCO SINGLES as you’ve never heard them before. WIT 5 hosts a single edit of “Erotic Delight” from the band's 1984 album Kuomboka backed with “Change of a Feeling,” an unheard WITCH track released for the very first time.

By the end of the 1970s, WITCH was a Zambian music institution. Active since 1972, they had survived the Zamrock years and left an impressive garage, psych and prog discography in their wake. But at the outset of the 1980s, the band was ready to embrace the modern sounds of a newera. Undertaking personnel changes and relocating to Zimbabwe, they were primed by the independence celebrations of their neighbouring country to undertake their mythical transformation into an African disco powerhouse.

With access to a state of the art recording studio in Harare, WITCH produced two exquisite albums in the early 1980s. Appearing in 1980,Movin’ On was preceded by the single “My Desire,” which featured new member Christine Jackson on lead vocals. With an upfront funky bass-line, falsetto backing vocals, swirling synths and tight horns, it was a searing hot disco offering that made no bones about the fact that the WITCH was ready to get down. Composer/vocalist Stanford Tembo’s mid-tempo burner “You Are My Sunshine" was the perfect fit for
the flip.

Documenting the band’s drift from disco into boogie, WITCH’s final album Kuomboka was released in 1984 without an accompanying single. New lead vocalist Patrick Chisembele injected youthful energy and a modern soul edge, most notably on “Erotic Delight” with its crisp drums, slinky keys and intoxicating bass groove. Pop reggae was also within the album’s stylistic purview by way of the closer “Jah Let the Sunshine” as well as “Change of a Feeling,” the flip side of a recently discovered single that wasn’t originally released.

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Label: Mr Bongo
Cat-No: MRBLP160
Release-Date: 01.05.2018
Genre:Soul/Funk
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Cat-No: MRBLP160
Release-Date: 01.05.2018
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Cymande - Pon De Dungle (00:00) Cymande - Pon De Dungle (00:00) 1 Cymande - Pon De Dungle
Cymande - Equatorial Forest (00:00) Cymande - Equatorial Forest (00:00) 2 Cymande - Equatorial Forest
Cymande - Brothers On The Slide (00:00) Cymande - Brothers On The Slide (00:00) 3 Cymande - Brothers On The Slide
Cymande - Changes (00:00) Cymande - Changes (00:00) 4 Cymande - Changes
Cymande - Breezeman (00:00) Cymande - Breezeman (00:00) 5 Cymande - Breezeman
Cymande - Promised Heights (00:00) Cymande - Promised Heights (00:00) 6 Cymande - Promised Heights
Cymande - Losing Ground (00:00) Cymande - Losing Ground (00:00) 7 Cymande - Losing Ground
Cymande - Leavert (00:00) Cymande - Leavert (00:00) 8 Cymande - Leavert
Cymande - The Recluse (00:00) Cymande - The Recluse (00:00) 9 Cymande - The Recluse
Cymande - Sheshamani (00:00) Cymande - Sheshamani (00:00) 10 Cymande - Sheshamani
Third album from the legendary Cymande.

180 gram vinyl, mastered from original tapes, replica original artwork, official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed from John Schroeder Enterprises.

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Cat-No: SPFLY002
Release-Date: 21.01.2022
Genre:Soul/Funk
Configuration: 12"

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Release-Date: 21.01.2022
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The Honeyshotz - Lovin' You (00:00) The Honeyshotz - Lovin' You (00:00) 1 The Honeyshotz - Lovin' You
The Honeyshotz - Can't Get It Right (00:00) The Honeyshotz - Can't Get It Right (00:00) 2 The Honeyshotz - Can't Get It Right
The Honeyshotz - Let Me Know (00:00) The Honeyshotz - Let Me Know (00:00) 3 The Honeyshotz - Let Me Know
The Honeyshotz - (You Bring The) Sunshine (00:00) The Honeyshotz - (You Bring The) Sunshine (00:00) 4 The Honeyshotz - (You Bring The) Sunshine
The Honeyshotz - The Things You Do (00:00) The Honeyshotz - The Things You Do (00:00) 5 The Honeyshotz - The Things You Do
The Honeyshotz - Who Are They? (00:00) The Honeyshotz - Who Are They? (00:00) 6 The Honeyshotz - Who Are They?
First released in 2016, The Honeyshotz ‘Lovin You’ EP is a project put together by Ian Stevens , the bass player from The Getup and The King Rooster as a vehicle to record and perform a collection of songs that were written by himself and also with some of the other musicians involved. The band features Mark Claydon(The Getup / The King Rooster) on drums and percussion and Lee Blackmore (The Getup) on guitar . The man on the keys is Toby Kinder from the Gene Drayton Unit and the vocals are taken care of by Sabina Challenger (formerly of The Getup and The Soul Grenades). Mark Norton (The Fantastics/ The Gene Drayton Unit) supplies sax and flute. The songs are very much in the vein of The Brand New Heavies and have that summertime Acid Jazz / Soul Funk Vibe.

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Sound Inventions (Selected Sound)
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Cat-No: bewith113lp
Release-Date: 18.02.2022
Genre:Soul/Funk
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Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 01 : A1 : Graceful (1:53) (00:00) Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 01 : A1 : Graceful (1:53) (00:00) 1 Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 01 : A1 : Graceful (1:53)
Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 02 : A2 : Drumcrazy (2:58) (00:00) Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 02 : A2 : Drumcrazy (2:58) (00:00) 2 Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 02 : A2 : Drumcrazy (2:58)
Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 03 : A3 : Giants (2:26) (00:00) Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 03 : A3 : Giants (2:26) (00:00) 3 Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 03 : A3 : Giants (2:26)
Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 04 : A4 : Sound Inventions (3:04) (00:00) Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 04 : A4 : Sound Inventions (3:04) (00:00) 4 Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 04 : A4 : Sound Inventions (3:04)
Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 05 : A5 : Glide (1:06) (00:00) Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 05 : A5 : Glide (1:06) (00:00) 5 Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 05 : A5 : Glide (1:06)
Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 06 : A6 : Greenwich Street (0:50) (00:00) Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 06 : A6 : Greenwich Street (0:50) (00:00) 6 Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 06 : A6 : Greenwich Street (0:50)
Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 07 : A7 : Stretching Out (1:42) (00:00) Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 07 : A7 : Stretching Out (1:42) (00:00) 7 Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 07 : A7 : Stretching Out (1:42)
Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 08 : A8 : Air Space (2:11) (00:00) Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 08 : A8 : Air Space (2:11) (00:00) 8 Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 08 : A8 : Air Space (2:11)
Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 09 : A9 : Statements (1:24) (00:00) Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 09 : A9 : Statements (1:24) (00:00) 9 Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 09 : A9 : Statements (1:24)
Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 10 : A10 : Don’t Stumble (0:56) (00:00) Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 10 : A10 : Don’t Stumble (0:56) (00:00) 10 Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 10 : A10 : Don’t Stumble (0:56)
Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 11 : B1 : Beauty (2:12) (00:00) Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 11 : B1 : Beauty (2:12) (00:00) 11 Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 11 : B1 : Beauty (2:12)
Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 12 : B2 : Rhythm Function (1:20) (00:00) Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 12 : B2 : Rhythm Function (1:20) (00:00) 12 Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 12 : B2 : Rhythm Function (1:20)
Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 13 : B3 : On Disco Street (0:56) (00:00) Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 13 : B3 : On Disco Street (0:56) (00:00) 13 Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 13 : B3 : On Disco Street (0:56)
Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 14 : B4 : Fidget (0:38) (00:00) Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 14 : B4 : Fidget (0:38) (00:00) 14 Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 14 : B4 : Fidget (0:38)
Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 15 : B5 : Waves (1:44) (00:00) Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 15 : B5 : Waves (1:44) (00:00) 15 Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 15 : B5 : Waves (1:44)
Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 16 : B6 : Funky Art (2:06) (00:00) Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 16 : B6 : Funky Art (2:06) (00:00) 16 Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 16 : B6 : Funky Art (2:06)
Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 17 : B7 : Rainbows (1:28) (00:00) Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 17 : B7 : Rainbows (1:28) (00:00) 17 Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 17 : B7 : Rainbows (1:28)
Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 18 : B8 : Uncertain (0:56) (00:00) Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 18 : B8 : Uncertain (0:56) (00:00) 18 Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 18 : B8 : Uncertain (0:56)
Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 19 : B9 : A Few Cuts (1:37) (00:00) Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 19 : B9 : A Few Cuts (1:37) (00:00) 19 Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 19 : B9 : A Few Cuts (1:37)
Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 20 : B10 : Hot Chocolate (1:17) (00:00) Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 20 : B10 : Hot Chocolate (1:17) (00:00) 20 Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 20 : B10 : Hot Chocolate (1:17)
Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 21 : B11 : Sections (1:20) (00:00) Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 21 : B11 : Sections (1:20) (00:00) 21 Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 21 : B11 : Sections (1:20)
Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 22 : B12 : Early Start (1:01) (00:00) Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 22 : B12 : Early Start (1:01) (00:00) 22 Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds - 22 : B12 : Early Start (1:01)
Format Notes: 2022 re-issue, 140g vinyl, mastered with audio from the original tapes

Track List:

01 : A1 : Graceful (1:53)
02 : A2 : Drumcrazy (2:58)
03 : A3 : Giants (2:26)
04 : A4 : Sound Inventions (3:04)
05 : A5 : Glide (1:06)
06 : A6 : Greenwich Street (0:50)
07 : A7 : Stretching Out (1:42)
08 : A8 : Air Space (2:11)
09 : A9 : Statements (1:24)
10 : A10 : Don’t Stumble (0:56)
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11 : B1 : Beauty (2:12)
12 : B2 : Rhythm Function (1:20)
13 : B3 : On Disco Street (0:56)
14 : B4 : Fidget (0:38)
15 : B5 : Waves (1:44)
16 : B6 : Funky Art (2:06)
17 : B7 : Rainbows (1:28)
18 : B8 : Uncertain (0:56)
19 : B9 : A Few Cuts (1:37)
20 : B10 : Hot Chocolate (1:17)
21 : B11 : Sections (1:20)
22 : B12 : Early Start (1:01)

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The second Be With foray into the archives of revered German library institution Selected Sound is one of our favourites, Sound Inventions from Klaus Weiss Rhythm And Sounds, originally released in 1979.

From the notoriously strong mind of Niagara drummer / library-funk overlord Klaus Weiss, Sound Inventions is loaded with tripped out studio funk-freakery, mad samples and swaggering abstract funk grooves. From dramatic deep disco with dark Italo/Moroder leanings to heavy German funk breaks, this is absolutely sensational. Absolute synth-and-string-drenched magic.

Born in 1942 in Gevelsberg, Germany, Klaus Weiss began his career as a jazz drummer at sixteen (with a group called the Jazzopators) before working with the internationally successful 60s groups the Klaus Doldinger Quartet and the Erwin Lehn Big Band. In 1965 he formed his own trio, the first of many groups to bear his name, and as his renown as a bandleader grew over the next decade it naturally lead to working in production music.

About as cult as it gets when it comes to library music legends (German or otherwise), he produced essential records on German library labels Coloursound, Selected Sound and Sonoton, as well as making two essential entries in the Conroy catalogue. Collections of music in the trademark Klaus Weiss sound of electronics unsurprisingly built on top of sometimes funky, sometimes frenetic, but always hard-hitting drums.

Sound Inventions is one of those library records with a hefty track list, 22 in total, but they’re all pretty stunning. That’s not something you can often say and picking out the highlights is almost impossible. If pushed, we’d steer you towards the tough teutonic funk of “Drumcrazy”, the by turns juddering and sweeping majesty of the title track “Sound Inventions”, the aquatic serenity of “Glide”, the elegant strut of “Greenwich Street”, the muted, eerie cosmic-funk of “Air Space”, the squelchy acid-clavs of “Rhythm Function”, the calming, melodic “Waves”, the stuttering proto-Timbaland sensation that is “Rainbows” and the percussive funk-fuelled workout of “A Few Cuts”. Phew. Heavy indeed!

Founded in the late 60s by German composer and musician Klaus Netzle, Selected Sound began as a production music company specialising in jazz, orchestral and electronic recordings. You can’t miss those early LPs in their iconic glossy metallic copper sleeves with minimal German typography. Serious, classy stuff.

This re-issue of Sound Inventions has been mastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis from audio from the original tapes. Richard Robinson has handled reproducing the glossy metallic (iconic) original Selected Sound sleeve. Essential.

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