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Totally Wired Radio (or TWR) is an independent, specialist internet station founded in April 2019 by the seminal east London record label Acid Jazz. The radio takes its name from the Totally Wired series of compilations, compiled by label boss Eddie Piller and his original partner, the fellow DJ Gilles Peterson. The compilation series became a byword for creative eclecticism which perfectly reflects the eclectic music championed by TWR.

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Delores Fuller

‘One more chance Lord’ / ‘My greatest desire’

Label: Miles Away Records – Catalog: MA007 – Release Date: 21st May 2021 – Format: 7’

For our 7th release we are delighted to be reissuing a single that has brought us a lot of joy in recent times. We first came to hear Delores Fuller’s beautiful single One More Chance Lord in the same way we have heard a lot of new music over the last year and a half – through a friend’s lockdown recommendation. Ever since, the single has been a staple in our collection and permanently on our turntable.

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Don Brown –07/05/21

Back in the day there were many artists whose music never made it to the mainstream but deserve to be noted. These groups produced some of the best music of the day, however, they were never able to sign with a major record label. Everyone knows about the major groups who climbed the charts from Motown, Stax, Buddha, and other major labels. There were quite a few whose music was played on “local” R&B radio stations but never reached the national scene. Many of these artists received more recognition in Europe than was afforded them here in the USA. Although a couple were signed with the major labels, they were never “marketed”. In fact, there were even a few from right here in Boston, Massachusetts…… Those I will get to later.

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Ortheia Barnes

Despite never having a major national hit record, the late great Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly is one of Detroit, MI’s most beloved singers. She started singing in church, made some solo singles, and toured with Motown artists, though she never signed with the label. Barnes has enjoyed a full career, but unlike J.J. Barnes, her older brother, it hasn’t been scrutinized much, and a chronological discography of her work does not exist.

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DD015 James Carr ‘I Don’t Want To Be Hurt Anymore’ / ‘There Goes My Used To Be’
DD016 Lee Hurst ‘ Whole Lotta Your Love’ / Terry & The Pyrates ‘Someone’
DD017 Bobby Barnes ‘Super High On Your Love’ / Chuck Womack ‘Losing Your Good Thing’
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‘Open your eyes’ / ‘Where’s your smile’

Label: North Board Street Records – Catalog: NBS004 – Release: May 2021 – Format: 7’

Cynthia formerly of Cynthia and the Imaginations gives us truly superb 5 minutes of pure soul from the heart, showcasing her out stand out vocals. A beautiful modern soul ballad that you will playing on rotation for sure.

Arenita formerly of the Lollipops gives us a modern soul masterpiece and without doubt a future classic. Written by Girty/Walker and produced by Don Davis all three great friends, with Tony Green on drums, Ruby Robinson on keyboard with Cecil Womack arranging.

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Bobby Barnes

‘Super high on your love’ / ‘I´ve had my share (of loving you)’

Label: Soul4Real Records – Catalog: S4R14 – Release Date: May 2021 – Format: 7’

Two previously unreleased tracks from the vaults of Raina Records. Produced and arranged by Lewis Carroll. “I´ve Had My Share (Of Loving You)” is an unheard version from 1984 and “Super High On Your Love” a lost recording from 1977.

The Tom – Emmanuel and Ron Experience

‘Why (the knower)’ / ‘When you lose your groove’

Label: Acid Jazz Records Catalog: AJX580S Release Date: 7th May 2021 Format: 7’

John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Eric Dolphy, Duke Ellington and Art Blakey all feature in the story of percussionist and bandleader Emmanuel K Rahim, who had previously been known as Juan Adalbert. This somewhat obscure musician built up a substantial body of work in the 1960s and early 70s before moving to Denmark for the second chapter in his life.

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FUNK INVESTIGATORS

Alberto Zanini (preface by Antonio Bacciocchi, translated by Mark Windle)

In addition to the story of a professional rebirth in difficult circumstances, this book contains everything you could ask for in a modern on the road adventure between present times and distant past. You will read words like Funk, Motown, and Philly, or artist’s names like Lonnie Liston Smith, Gil Scott Heron and The Drifters. You will meet unknown artists, wonderful characters, ordinary and unique at the same time; instruments from another era such as the Revox, magnetic tapes, Sound Burgers and ribbon microphones. Yes, there is music, but there are also Art, History, Metropolitan Ghettos, Emotions and even the Italian American mafia, in a tasty cocktail from which it is impossible to separate.

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