Category Archives: Albina Music Trust

Albina Music Trust documents Albina’s historic music culture through oral history, media archivism, community engagement, and events. AMT is an initiative of The World Arts Foundation which has served Portlanders at the intersection of arts and education since 1978.

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‘Disco Fantasy Land’

Label: Albina Music Trust
Catalog: AMT-004
Release Date: 23rd April 2021
Format: LP

“It’s a place where people go, again and again. The name of the place is Disco Fantasy Land.”

These lyrics introduce the title track of this previously unreleased Transport album from 1978. Featuring members of The Gangsters, Ural Thomas’ 1960s band, and Nu Shooz, this group has been under the radar since its inception, only recently rediscovered by Albina Music Trust.

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Slickaphonic LP

Label: Albina Music Trust
Release Date: January 22nd, 2020
Catalog: AMT-003
Genre: Soul/Jazz/Funk from 1975 (previously unreleased)
Format: Vinyl Only

Next up from Albina Music Trust is a previously unreleased reel-to-reel session by Slickaphonic, a nine-piece powerhouse in Portland’s lost funk scene. Recorded in 1975 at Recording Associates by engineer Bob Stoutenberg (The Wipers, Baba Yaga, Mel Brown), this carefully restored collection places the listener in the thick of a watertight disco-funk session done the Albina way.

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The Legendary Beyons LP

Label: Albina Music Trust
Release Date: October 16th, 2020
Catalog: AMT-002
Genre: Soul/Jazz/Funk from 1977 (previously unreleased)
Format: Vinyl Only

For over fifty years, The Legendary Beyons have delighted Portlanders with their music. And now, for the first time, their work has been documented in this high fidelity LP accompanied by a detailed oral history of the group. The album’s well-designed booklet features a range of archival photography, serving as a period piece for the uninitiated.

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