The first in a new series of compilations raiding the racks of some of the worlds outrageous record collectors. Gilles Peterson was invited for the first volume. Hee keeps his record collection in a separate house called Brownswood. Once in the so many times, Gilles does a Brownswood special for his Worldwide radio 1 show where just oldies are played. This compilation features some of the classic Brownwood cuts from the USA. Really a versatile, top selection of ultra rare tunes here: the heartfelt soul of Dorando, JR Baily, Jon Lucien or Ellen McIlwaine (with an unbelievable cover from Stevie Wonder), sublime jazz / jazzfunk cuts like the ones from Moses Dillard, Marya Josie, Harold McKinney or 47*its own weight and the latin from Lonnie Hewlett.
Tracklisting: Dorando / Didn't I, Moses Dillard / Tribute to Wes, Lonnie Hewlett and the little sisters & Co / Ya Ya Cha Cha, Jon Lucien / Search for the inner self, Bobby Cole / A perfect day, Baaska & Scavelli / Get off the ground, Ellen McIlwaine / Higher ground, Caroline Peyton / Just as we, Bob Cunningham / Lover's theme, Ira Sullivan / The kingdom within you, JR Baily / Just me'n'you, The world experience orchestra, Harold McKinney / Ode to africa, 47*times it's own weight / March off the Goober brothers, The ensemble Al Salaam / Circles. Big tip!