May 30, 2011

Imani - Out of the Blue (1983)




Presenting...


IMANI! The incredible San Francisco area Jazz Funk Blues Spiritual miasma that is the IMANI - Out of the Blue LP (ep?). This is mega sought after and friggin bad ass. About all I know is that it's from 1983, and it's one of the few great private 'jazz' records that is still almost unknown. I really can't say enough good things about this, how the bay area has so many fantastic private jazz-funk LPs from 1970-1985 that are so fucking good is beyond me. This is easily one of the rarest, and one of the better musically too, though I'd give the edge to Aposento Alto and John Heartsman, but people are well aware of those two behemoths while this guy has never been reissued or available anywhere before and has a value that usually approaches $1000. It's in the same realm as my very first post, which spread like wildfire amongst the bigger blogs out there and soon all traces of its origins from here were erased. I'm talking about Minority Band - Journey to the Shore, which has since been reissued in 2 different formats and is very well known. I also featured another single from that awesome label (TSR) but no one seemed to think much of it I guess, though it was quickly hijacked and placed on the french boogie blogs, which I'm cool with. And also I want to remind you of a single which I resurfaced to the blog/ebay world called The Mint, which has Skywalking and 'the Mint' on it, I originally posted it without much attention, then sold it on Ebay for a meager 189.00 but a month ago the German boogie king of Ebay found a copy of his own and auctioned it for a whopping $400, I couldnt believe it. So grab that download if you havent already, it's a classic. But anyway this Imani record is friggin awesome and I'm thrilled their work can finally be heard again, hopefully they are too.


Imani - Out of the Blue EP (1983) Full EP at 224 kbps.

11 comments:

transpacjackson said...

Instead of using a new post to bring this to your attention, since I already mentioned some previous posts that some of you may have missed, like The Mint, I was recently browsing through my file stats and I noticed that only 46 people downloaded David Mattson? What the hell is that, 216 downloaded Unique Tymes but David Mattson gets no love at all? That's easily one of the biggest unveils on my blog, that shiz was ungoogle-able, the only know information was a couple hardcore Japanese collectors that had it buried down on a wantlist of items that 'might' exist. It's quite good too, I mean it's no Red Hash but then again that album was rereleased years ago. This is a rare treat my friends, like the white truffel. Does it taste like a cheesburger? hell no, but how many people have tasted one? nooooot many. So give the man some love. And how incredible is Imani? You know you love it.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the post....great blog, great comments and great Blog!

Anonymous said...

Quite right this slab's a jam. you got any track listing for this?

keep heading towards the light brother...

Holly said...

Thanks for this!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all that you share. Keep educating us with the hidden jewels!

Heavy Hands

Anonymous said...

fantastic! thanks for this! /Jimmy

Anonymous said...

Wow ! That's fantastic... Great post, once again.

Reza said...

thnx for this , much better imo than either Aposento Alto which is just mex rock/santanaesque or John Heartsman which must admit was my most dissapointing purchase last year (reish of course) how does that album warrant its price apart from rarity, oh well we all have diff tastes thank god :)

Anonymous said...

I was at a 'Jazz Bop' party in Brighton, UK in the late 1980s and Giles Peterson played an amazing track that I asked him about from across the booth. I could barely hear what he said - all I caught was the word "IMANI". About ten years later I came across a mint copy of this EP/LP by Imani (in a NY thrift store.) Too much time had passed for me to be sure if it was the actual record he played! (Seems like it would have been better known if GP had been playing it in the late 80s?) ... But so happy to have owned this for 15+ years.

It is mis-listed on discogs. Astonishing LP/EP record. Not surprised it has sold for $1,000.

St~JAmes Club said...

thank´s

Chris said...

Is there any chance that the link could please be re-uploaded? Many thanks, and thanks for sharing