Napoleon Cherry – Walk Alone [MFM007]

Napoleon Cherry is perhaps not the unknown name that Music From Memory excels at celebrating but the Philadelphian musician’s releases are certainly suitably hard to find. This career retrospective offers a mix of impossible-to-find tracks, many from his deliciously rare 1990 debut full-length, and previously unheard cuts. It portrays Cherry as a master of warm, evocative, Balearic soul and lo-fi synthesizer funk, whose analogue-rich releases were always out-of-step with the musical trends developing around him. Crucially, all 10 of these tracks are superb, making Walk Alone yet another essential Music From Memory purchase.

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Napoleon Cherry – Walk Alone [MFM007]

Napoleon Cherry – When You Had The Chance [PPU068]

N.C.M. is the independent production company/label Napoleon Cherry has been working under since the late 80s with releases as Cool Waters and Station To Station. ”When You Had The Chance” is from an unreleased slo-jam session from a few years back.

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Napoleon Cherry – When You Had The Chance [PPU068]