Tag Archives: Patrice Rushen

The Best Reissues on Bandcamp: June/July 2019

Reissues

We pick out some of the most crucial reissues and retrospectives dropped recently on Bandcamp, and look at the historic tales behind them. Whether it’s West African highlife, German post-punk, golden age hip-hop, or California neo-psychedelia, we’re here to lay out the best new oldies.

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Celebrating 20 Years of Strut, Whose Compilations Span the Globe

Photography by Tim Craig

“When we started out we always wanted to relate our releases to dance music in some way,” says Quinton Scott from the London headquarters of his label Strut. “But that could mean anything from disco, soul, funk, and African music to post-punk and industrial.”

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Album of the Day: Patrice Rushen, “You Remind Me (The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978-1984)”

Patrice Rushen is best known for her 1982 post-disco classic “Forget Me Nots.” The Grammy-nominated track has made its mark across decades, most famously sampled in George Michael’s “Fastlove” and Will Smith’s “Men in Black.” But the musician-singer, arranger, songwriter, and composer, who was the on-and-off musical director for the Grammys in the mid ’00s, has a powerful body of work that extends far beyond that one hit.

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