Category Archives: Tidal Waves Music

We are an internationally based record label that focuses on releasing (forgotten) classics of all ages and provenance. You can call us genre-transcending if you want, we don’t stick to a particular style because we believe music can’t be categorised.
There are gems to be found everywhere, our mission is to bring them back to life & spinning on your turntable.
Tidal Waves Music is run and curated by industry veterans & passionate music lovers with an eclectic taste, deeply inspired to properly license, re-package and re-release timeless recordings into the world today.
 Officially licensed straight from artists or their labels, we pride ourselves on quality restoration from the best sources available and gorgeous packaging.
TWM is distributed by the Grammy nominated ‘Light In The Attic’ label, our releases can be found in record stores & with online retailers across the globe.

We hope you are excited by our releases … we certainly are!

Bernard “Pretty” Purdie LP

Label: Tidal Waves Music
Release Date: 16th April 2021

Bernard “Pretty” Purdie is an American drummer that needs little introduction. At an early age he began hitting cans with sticks and learned the elements of drumming techniques from overhearing lessons being given. Considered an influential and innovativesoul-jazz-funk musician, he is known for his precise musical time keepingand his signature/unique drumming techniques… consideredone of the greatest drummers of his generation, in 2013 he was inducted into the ‘Modern Drummer’ Hall of Fame.

Continue reading Bernard “Pretty” Purdie LP

Quinn Harris

“Protect Me From Myself” b/w “I’ll Always Love You”  (Day End Records/ Tidal Waves Music)

Born in Texas but raised in Riverside, California, Quinn Harris first started playing music in 1954 when he saved up his paper route money for an alto sax. At a young age, Harris was influenced by jazz greats John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Eugene “Jug” Ammons, and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis. After a stint in the military playing with the 52nd Army Band, Harris attended Berklee College of Music in Boston where he met the Tavares brothers. His relationship with the brothers would continue throughout his career as Harris would later become their touring music director.​

Continue reading Quinn Harris

Norman Feels

‘Where or when’ (Tidal Waves Music) LP

Catalog: TWM61
Release Date: 27th November 2020

Little is known about Norman Feels…but we do know that he was an underground soul sensation in the 1970s. He released two classic albums on Just Sunshine Records (the label that was also responsible for putting out milestone recordings by artists like Betty Davis, Karen Dalton and Arica). Over the years, Norman’s songs have been sampled by renowned acts from the likes of Ghostface Killah, Nas and Kanye West.

Continue reading Norman Feels