THE TRUE GOOVE CATALOG

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  • Lael Summer: “Burden to Bear”
    Lael Summer: “Burden to Bear”
  • Lael Summer: “Burden to Bear”
    Lael Summer: “Burden to Bear”
    CAT#: TG001 — “Her music is reminiscent to Nora Jones, Amy Winehouse and Joss Stone but she certainly holds her own and is in good company. She can be sweet, edgy and down right fiery when she wants to be. Her vocals are pure and concise no since wasting time with unnecessary notes, she utilizes everything with precision.” —SkopeMagazine
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  • Tomás Doncker Band: “Howlin’ Wolf E.P.”
    Tomás Doncker Band: “Howlin’ Wolf E.P.”
  • Tomás Doncker Band: “Howlin’ Wolf E.P.”
    Tomás Doncker Band: “Howlin’ Wolf E.P.”
    CAT#: TG002 — Tomás Doncker Band: "This Is The Tomás Doncker Band’s Howlin’ Wolf E.P."
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  • Kevin Jenkins: “Step Inside”
    Kevin Jenkins: “Step Inside”
  • Kevin Jenkins: “Step Inside”
    Kevin Jenkins: “Step Inside”
    CAT#: TG003 — Whether playing for tens of thousands in a huge arena with a big band or for just a few folks in a quiet café with a trio, Kevin is known for his amazing ability to harmoniously negotiate rhythm and melody flawlessly and in any format -rock, folk, blues, fusion.
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  • Marla Mase: “Speak (Deluxe Edition)”
    Marla Mase: “Speak (Deluxe Edition)”
  • Marla Mase: “Speak (Deluxe Edition)”
    Marla Mase: “Speak (Deluxe Edition)”
    CAT#: TG005 — “Mase, a rising star and buzzed-about new figure within New York’s underground rock ‘n’ roll scene, isn’t the kind of female artist we’ve gotten used to hearing in the post-millennial music circuit...her songs are dark, atmospheric, and gritty, and almost primal or elemental in execution. The songs on SPEAK DELUXE are led by a voice that is harsh and rough around the edges, ornamented with loud guitars, and littered with shades of punk rock history. ”
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  • Marla Mase: “A Brief NIght Out”
    Marla Mase: “A Brief NIght Out”
  • Marla Mase: “A Brief NIght Out”
    Marla Mase: “A Brief NIght Out”
    CAT#: TG006 — “Ms. Mase combines the raw emotion of Patti Smith, the spoken-song brilliance of Lou Reed, the musical eclecticism of Frank Zappa, and the fearless performance style of Iggy Pop. Indeed, Ms. Mase not only channels these and other influences beautifully, I would suggest that she could claim to be a legitimate heir to the mantles of all of these legends.”
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  • Tomás Doncker: “Power of the Trinity (Deluxe Edition)”
    Tomás Doncker: “Power of the Trinity (Deluxe Edition)”
  • Tomás Doncker: “Power of the Trinity (Deluxe Edition)”
    Tomás Doncker: “Power of the Trinity (Deluxe Edition)”
    CAT#: TG007 — “Great music transcends", Doncker says. "It elevates and transports us to different places, to different states of mind. It opens the doors of healing and tolerance. The mere existence of MUSIC makes US better! I've always wanted to be a part of that story. Hopefully, I am.”
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  • Tomás Doncker: “Small World, Pt. 1 (Deluxe Edition)”
    Tomás Doncker: “Small World, Pt. 1 (Deluxe Edition)”
  • Tomás Doncker: “Small World, Pt. 1 (Deluxe Edition)”
    Tomás Doncker: “Small World, Pt. 1 (Deluxe Edition)”
    CAT#: TG008 — “Concocting a flavorful blend of soul, Latin, rock, and jazz spice, Brooklyn native Tomas Doncker exhibits impressive skill and charisma on his third CD, Small World Part 1.”
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  • Marla Mase: “Half-Life”
    Marla Mase: “Half-Life”
  • Marla Mase: “Half-Life”
    Marla Mase: “Half-Life”
    CAT#: TG010 — "I have not seen or heard someone as fearless since Liz Phair. [Mase] tells it like it is and leaves you powerless as she opens your mind to a few new suggestions... She put in her full force of effort and created [with Half-Life] a musingly little master piece.” SkopeMagazine.com
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  • The True Groove All-Stars: “We’re a Winner”
    The True Groove All-Stars: “We’re a Winner”
  • The True Groove All-Stars: “We’re a Winner”
    The True Groove All-Stars: “We’re a Winner”
    CAT#: TG011 — “We’re a Winner” – The True Groove All-Stars ft. Tomás Doncker, Kevin Jenkins & Lael Summer
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  •  James Chance and True Groove All-Stars: “I Don’t Want Nobody”
    James Chance and True Groove All-Stars: “I Don’t Want Nobody”
  •  James Chance and True Groove All-Stars: “I Don’t Want Nobody”
    James Chance and True Groove All-Stars: “I Don’t Want Nobody”
    CAT#: TG012 — Chance's bull roar of a voice is intact, and he can still play the sax like he’s possessed. Here he’s covering kindred soul James Brown, and needless to say it is executed with Chance’s usual flair and force. He’s kept the everything that made the original so great, and yet there’s his touch all over the place.
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  • James Chance and the Contortions: “Buy”
    James Chance and the Contortions: “Buy”
  • James Chance and the Contortions: “Buy”
    James Chance and the Contortions: “Buy”
    CAT#: TG013 — "Buy" Official 35th Anniversary Digital Edition, remastered, James Chance and the Contortions
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  • Tomás Doncker Band: “Moanin’ at Midnight: The Howlin’ Wolf Project”
    Tomás Doncker Band: “Moanin’ at Midnight: The Howlin’ Wolf Project”
  • Tomás Doncker Band: “Moanin’ at Midnight: The Howlin’ Wolf Project”
    Tomás Doncker Band: “Moanin’ at Midnight: The Howlin’ Wolf Project”
    CAT#: TG014 — The Tomas Doncker Band out of New York City has joined the blues parade with a Howlin’ Wolf tribute album that crackles with fresh mojo while maintaining the authentic vibe of the originals that inspired the project in the first place.
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  • The True Groove All-Stars: “Funky World”
    The True Groove All-Stars: “Funky World”
  • The True Groove All-Stars: “Funky World”
    The True Groove All-Stars: “Funky World”
    CAT#: TG015 — Funky World: A True Groove Club-Dub-Dance Compilation - The True Groove All-Stars
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  • Tomás Doncker Band: “Big Apple Blues”
    Tomás Doncker Band: “Big Apple Blues”
  • Tomás Doncker Band: “Big Apple Blues”
    Tomás Doncker Band: “Big Apple Blues”
    CAT#: TG016 — "Big Apple Blues [is] an enormous record. There is a weight and grandness to it, much like that of its physical namesake, that carries a kind of grace or gravitas..It's a love letter opus to a metropolis knowingly penned by a resident poet and a talented bluesman...the record moves, dealing in blues, jazz, rock and roll, and world flavors, a kind of “global soul” music for the masses. It’s classic. It’s immediate. It’s timeless." — Joup.co
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  • Heather Powell:  “A Haze of Grays and Blue”
    Heather Powell: “A Haze of Grays and Blue”
  • Heather Powell:  “A Haze of Grays and Blue”
    Heather Powell: “A Haze of Grays and Blue”
    CAT#: TG017 — “Powell's effortless vocals carry this album. She easily navigates from soft whispers to a powerful high notes, bringing multiple facets to A Haze of Grays and Blues. The album is polished to a degree that lovers of smooth jazz and adult contemporary music will enjoy.”
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  • Kevin Jenkins: “Til the Story’s Told”
    Kevin Jenkins: “Til the Story’s Told”
  • Kevin Jenkins: “Til the Story’s Told”
    Kevin Jenkins: “Til the Story’s Told”
    CAT#: TG018 — “Kevin Jenkins newest release takes some classic sounds to new songs played by accomplished players. The end result is a blues album with a hint of country that has both relaxing ballads and blues-rock gems.”
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  • Manu Koch & Filtron M: “Mandatory Underground”
    Manu Koch & Filtron M: “Mandatory Underground”
  • Manu Koch & Filtron M: “Mandatory Underground”
    Manu Koch & Filtron M: “Mandatory Underground”
    CAT#: TG019 — “Anybody with a taste for avantt garde jazz fusion general weirdness, ambient over the edge sound and affect and effective is gonna flip over Manu Koch and Filtron M’s ‘s Mandatory Underground, a terrific four composition -but long, 27 minutes, EP which sounds like Weather Report one second and some dark angled the xx style ambient dark blinds on blacked out windows the next.”
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  • What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace Love and Understanding
    What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace Love and Understanding
  • What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace Love and Understanding
    What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace Love and Understanding
    CAT#: TG020 — Tomás Doncker & The True Groove All-Stars: “What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace Love and Understanding”
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  • The True Groove All-Stars: “Fully Re-Covered”
    The True Groove All-Stars: “Fully Re-Covered”
  • The True Groove All-Stars: “Fully Re-Covered”
    The True Groove All-Stars: “Fully Re-Covered”
    CAT#: TG021
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  • Marla Mase & The True Groove All-Stars: “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick”
    Marla Mase & The True Groove All-Stars: “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick”
  • Marla Mase & The True Groove All-Stars: “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick”
    Marla Mase & The True Groove All-Stars: “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick”
    CAT#: TG022
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  • Lael Summer: “Life in Color”
    Lael Summer: “Life in Color”
  • Lael Summer: “Life in Color”
    Lael Summer: “Life in Color”
    CAT#: TG023 —“Life in Color, the new EP by Lael Summer]is one fun, energetic performance, and it’s another one not to miss by the performer.” — BigTakeover
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  • Lael Summer: “Unavailalbe”
    Lael Summer: “Unavailalbe”
  • Lael Summer: “Unavailalbe”
    Lael Summer: “Unavailalbe”
    CAT#: TG024
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  • Kevin Jenkins: “Janie’s Silver Lining”
    Kevin Jenkins: “Janie’s Silver Lining”
  • Kevin Jenkins: “Janie’s Silver Lining”
    Kevin Jenkins: “Janie’s Silver Lining”
    CAT#: TG025— Whether playing for tens of thousands in a huge arena with a big band or for just a few folks in a quiet café with a trio, Kevin is known for his amazing ability to harmoniously negotiate rhythm and melody flawlessly and in any format -rock, folk, blues, fusion.
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  • Charlie Funk: “Give Me A Groove”
    Charlie Funk: “Give Me A Groove”
  • Charlie Funk: “Give Me A Groove”
    Charlie Funk: “Give Me A Groove”
    CAT#: TG027 — “Charles Maynard, but we're happy to call him by his music moniker Charlie Funk recently released his great new Give Me a Groove EP through True Groove Records. Featuring some impressive guest instrumentalists and collaborators, including one from P-Funk All-Stars, this alternative funk EP can definitely get any party bumpin'! You can listen to a full stream of Give Me a Groove below. The seasoned funk and soul songwriter is stepping up, front and center for the first time and he's got plenty of friends helping him out. Considering he probably helped them out as a songwriter in the past, it makes sense that his first release is a collaborative effort. Each song is fun and will surely get plenty of appreciation from fans of funk, dance and soul. ”
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  • Tomás Doncker :“Church is Burning Down”
    Tomás Doncker :“Church is Burning Down”
  • Tomás Doncker :“Church is Burning Down”
    Tomás Doncker :“Church is Burning Down”
    CAT#: TG028 — (single)
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  • Tomás Doncker: “The Mess We Made”
    Tomás Doncker: “The Mess We Made”
  • Tomás Doncker: “The Mess We Made”
    Tomás Doncker: “The Mess We Made”
    CAT#: TG029 — “Tomás Doncker’s new album “The Mess We Made” could be piped over a sound speaker at a rally and would be right at home. If you’re looking for what would happen with a voice that sounds like smooth jazz paired with an older gentleman truly amped up to say something to a world gone awry, you are in the right place. This whole album feels like meeting the silver fox voiced Tomás Doncker at a Farmer’s Market as he tells people how it is.”
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  • Mac Gollehon & The Hispanic Mechanics
    Mac Gollehon & The Hispanic Mechanics
  • Mac Gollehon & The Hispanic Mechanics
    Mac Gollehon & The Hispanic Mechanics
    CAT#: TG030 – “A great mix of Latin-inspired house music, with highlighted acoustic instruments like percussion, guitars and, of course, the powerful trumpet of Gollehon. Basically, this is just a fun song that will have music fans excited for the solo record from everyone's go-to trumpeter and arranger that has helped with others' hits in the past.”
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  • Marla Mase: “Miracles ~ Lost & Found”
    Marla Mase: “Miracles ~ Lost & Found”
  • Marla Mase: “Miracles ~ Lost & Found”
    Marla Mase: “Miracles ~ Lost & Found”
    CAT#: TG031 - Currently being developed as a multi-dimensional concert presentation, Miracles ~ Lost & Found, weaves elements of psychedelia, power pop, modern opera, spoken word and textbook Marla Mase style rock-n-roll into a prescient concept album for our times. Starting with the lead single (and video) “Everyone Dies” to the Beatles/George Martin tribute “Falling Sideways” to the 21st century post-modern sound of “56 Trees”, Mase deconstructs lyrically and sonically both the inner and outer workings of living and dying in our world today. Produced by Tomás Doncker and James Dellatacoma for True Groove.
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  • Phoebe Nir: “Side Hustle”
    Phoebe Nir: “Side Hustle”
  • Phoebe Nir: “Side Hustle”
    Phoebe Nir: “Side Hustle”
    CAT#: TG032 - NYC-based singer/songwriter and playwright Phoebe Nir released her debut EP, “Side Hustle” via True Groove Records on November 4th, 2016. She is currently developing a Broadwaybound musical theater trilogy, ‘Diana & Navy’, with composer/producer Tomás Doncker.
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    CAT#: TG033 – “James Chance & The Contortions make dance music for people who hate dance music. This is the No Wave pioneers’ first proper album since the early ’80s. Chance sounds just as wild-eyed and manic as ever, his live-wire howls dancing atop an unsteady groove that seems in danger of spinning off into complete chaos at any second. First you contorted yourself; now get ready to melt yourself down.”
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