V/A, Heed The Call! (Whakarongo, Nga Tamariki): Soul, Funk & Disco From Aotearoa, 1973-1983 (2017)
This is a new release, or was at the end of last year – I guess it was my Christmas present to myself. A must-have just for the long version of Dalvanius & The Fascinations’ Voodoo Lady. But so much more besides. Strong liners, a wise selection, it really is a no-brainer to get hold of this. Though they sold out almost straight away. There’s a CD repress, and I guess more vinyl will happen too. But you really can’t go wrong with this – all the obvious things one might expect and then some really nice surprises and obscurities too. Well done to the compilers. And so much here for people to discover for the first time or to discover once again. You can read my review here.
Sample Track: A House For Sale (Mark Williams)
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