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Welcome to Sounds of the Universe!

Welcome to Sounds of the Universe record store, 

7 Broadwick Street, Soho, London W1F 0DA, England.

Open 7 days a week, We ship worldwide!

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Betty Harris Plays Live!

Yes it's true. LONDON 100 Club next FRIDAY Feb 17!!! TKTS: here +  MANCHESTER Band on The Wall Sat Feb 18 TKTS: Here

TONITE!!!! Blaxploitation Classic Film! This FRI 10 FEB!!!

TONITE!! Tickets/info here for this rare film screening + Soul Jazz Records DJS

Fri 10 Feb 7.30pm REGENT STREET CINEMA, LONDON

TONITE 7.30pm Wed 7 Dec! Soul Jazz Records presents Classic Blaxploitation Film at Regent Street Cinema, London + DJs

Black Caeser, starring the great Fred Williamson, soundtrack by James Brown - THE BOMB! Film + Soul Jazz Records DJs after-film!

Tickets on door or Buy your tickets now here.

Tenderlonious In-Store

Buy Tenderlonious 'On Flute" here!

RESCEDHULED Tenderlonious live 'On Flute' in-store this Friday 2 Dec 6PM at Sounds of the Universe!


Rare and Original Vinyl in the Basement!

In case you didn't know the basement of the Sounds of the Universe record store holds the largest selection of rare USA, UK and vinyl from around the world in London (all of it online).

We specialise in jazz, soul, funk, reggae, disco, latin, african, brazilian, house as well as rock, soundtracks and more.

Every one of our original vinyl albums and singles are fully GUARANTEED. We only sell records of a quality that we feel we would be happy with. You should assume the condition of the record is great unless stated otherwise. So if you're not happy then we're not happy - any problems just return and get a full refund.

These original records are only one copy in stock - so if you want one you need to be quick, don't wait around!

See all our original vinyl here.

(You can then select any genre, format you prefer etc)

TONITE! COFFY (Starring Pam Grier) Film Screening + DJS Fri 20th Jan 2017

TONITE! Buy your tickets on the door or now here

Rare film screening w/ PAM GRIER, music by ROY AYERS + Soul Jazz Records DJs after-film! Boom!



Brand New OFFICIAL Studio One T-Shirts

Soul Jazz Records bring you Brand new OFFICIAL Studio One - nuff colours and sizes. See them all here

Ten Essential Soul Jazz Records releases

Read here top 10 essential Soul Jazz Records albums on FACT Mag/Vinyl Factory.

THIS FRIDAY! 18th Nov 7.30pm! In The Heat of the Night at Regent Street Cinema, London

THIS FRIDAY! 18th Nov 7.30pm!

Come and join us for the opening night re-release screening of the seminal civil rights meets black action film In The Heat of The Night (1967) starring Sidney Poitier.

Official opening night screening Fri 18th Nov 7.30pm at the Regent Street Cinema, London.Get your tickets now here!

Tickets include free entry to Soul Jazz Records DJs spinning tunes after the film up until 11pm. The film is introduced by Stuart Baker, head of Soul Jazz Records. 


Set in small town southern USA, Sidney Poitier subverts all notions of southern racial bigotry as the sophisticated African-American policeman from Philadelphia. Filmed in 1967, just 4 years after the KKK bombing of a black church in Alabama, 3 years after the Civil Rights Act, 2 years after the assassination of Malcolm X, 1 year before the assassination of Martin Luther King.


This screening is part of our ongoing Black Action Films monthly screenings at the Regent Street Cinema.


100% Dynamite/ Soul Jazz Records Xmas Party 2016

Tickets still available on the door at Electrowerkz TONIGHT SAT DEC 17!!!! 

100% Dynamite! returns to Electrowerkz for one night only on Sat 17 Dec for the Soul Jazz Records Xmas Party 2016! 

Very Special guest DJ JERRY DAMMERS joins the massive Soul Jazz Records Sound System DJs + MC Oxman for a killer night of REGGAE, FUNK, SOUL, DANCEHALL & DUB!!!!!

Next Fri 16th Sep at 7pm! SOUL JAZZ RECORDS PRESENTS MONTHLY BLAXPLOITATION FILMS AT REGENT STREET CINEMA

Buy tickets/info now here

Opening night: PAM GRIER is FOXY BROWN. One-off screening next Fri 16th Sep at Regent Street Cinema, London + free Funk & Soul party after the film. Doors open 7pm, film starts 7.30 then music to 11pm.

Map (2 mins from Oxford Circus tube) here.


ADRIAN SHERWOOD LIVE!

This Thurs 23rd June rare live in-store DJ set & signing by the legendary Adrian Sherwood. 6-7.30pm

Studio One Dub Fire Special!

Out now! Buy/listen here

"Brilliant, absolutely superb collection, a hand-picked selection of dubs straight out of Studio One" David Rodigan

Boombox

You can listen & order your copy now here. Shipping this Friday 20th May!

New on Soul Jazz Records


Soul Jazz Records DJ party at Ronnie Scotts, London this Sun 15 May

Party with Joe Davis (Far Out Records).  6-12pm £5 Info 020 7734 3341 See here

Don Cheadle working at Sounds of the Universe!

Don Cheadle talks about the new Miles Davis film at Sounds of the Universe for the BBC!

Watch the feature piece here

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Rhythms Of The Pacific: Volume 1VariousPacific Rhythm
Killer, deep lo-fi house EP with gems from the likes of Lnrdcroy, Hashman Deejay, Cloudface and Memory Man providing the psychedelic trip! Limited...
  • 1. Lnrdcroy – Sunrise Market (Extended Version)
  • 2. Lnrdcroy – Time Zone (Mix Two)
  • 3. Memory Man – Memory Man (Hashman Deejay Libra Dub)
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RadiusInfinite Roots Vol. 1ETC Records
Smudged-out beats from Chicago's Radius who break-ups fragments of grainy disco-loops over heavy, instrumental hip-hop breaks. Killer.
SenayHonki PlonkiARSIVPLAK
Weird and wonderful Turkish disco bullet, originally released in 1980! Gorgeous epic strings, groovy percussion and funky guitar twangs heavily...
Steve ReichFour Organs / Phase PatternsSuperior Viaduct
Originally released in 1971, Superior Viaduct reissue this avant-garde, classical masterpiece from Steve Reich, 'Four Organs / Phase Patterns'.
World's Experience OrchestraThe Beginning Of A New Birth & As Time Flows OnNow Again
Now Again reissue the 1975 and 1980 albums by 'World’s Experience Orchestra' as one specially packaged 2/LP set. The essence of Underground,...
Henry Wu / Jeen Bassa EP 22a
Essential repress - shipping from Monday 26th September! London's 22a follow up their sell-out Tenderlonious / Al Dobson Jr split EP with nine more...
Din A TestbildProgramm 2 (Reissue)Mannequin
Reissued on Berlin-based Mannequin records, the second full-length from Din A Testbild originally appeared on Klaus Schulze's legendary...
Delia Derbyshire & Elsa StansfieldCircle of Light (Original Electronic Soundtrack Recording)Trunk Records
A highly important and unreleased soundtrack created in 1972 by musician Delia Derbyshire and artist Elsa Stansfield. A mix of concrete ideas, sound...
Nasty BoySouthern SideANMA Records
Killer, deep house vibes from Nasty Boy on an old school Larry Heard tip! Backed with a strong remix from FXHE affiliate, Big Strick!
Sterling StylesBye Bye / Nobody (Dub)22a
22a welcomes a double-header of hard-swung, 2 step bubblers from their newest member of the crew - Sterling Styles! Darkside keys and drums so...
Kaytranada99.9%XL Recordings
Kaytranada presents his highly anticipated debut album ‘99.9%’ via XL Recordings. The album finds the Haitian born, Montreal raised producer delivering...
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Carl Davis & The Chi-Sound OrchestraWindy City Theme/Show Me The Way To LoveCHI-SOUND RECORDS
The true definition of rare-groove - "Windy City Theme"  A staple of London's underground rare-groove scene, finding favour with DJ's like...
Kaytranada99.9%XL Recordings
Kaytranada presents his highly anticipated debut album ‘99.9%’ via XL Recordings. The album finds the Haitian born, Montreal raised producer delivering...
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Disco LoveVolume TwoBBE
This is the second in the super obscure Disco Love series on BBE!!! All superb records presented to you by the legendary Al Kent from the unlikeliest...
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Lemuria / TereaHunk Of Heaven / Pretty Bird Jazzman
Killer soul / disco reissue from the mighty Jazzman. On side is from the 16-strong Hawaiian group Lemuria and the other a soulful blue-eyed boogie...
FHLOSTON PARADIGMCosmosis Vol 2 EPHyperdub
Part Two of Fhloston Paradigm (aka King Britt)'s beautiful Cosmosis EP series starts with the haunting broken techno of 'Nimoy' ; bass line and subtle...
Nico MotteLife Goes On If You Are LuckyAntinote
Antinote’s Nico Motte follows up last years beautiful debut presents a full-length album paying homage to his love of obscure German electronic records,...
Vibe 3EP 1Future Times
Future Times is back in the mix, expanding the sound and vision of the label with the latest in their compilation series, 'Vibe 3'. This first part features...
Ogoya Nengo And The Dodo Women's GroupOn MandeTAL
TAL is a new label run by Stefan Schneider (To Rococo Rot) & Sven Kacirek. "On Mande" presents even richer instrumenation than its predecessor (released...
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James MasonRecollection EchoShout! Productions
Japan Issue CD of previously unreleased recordings! 7 tracks have been remastered from James Mason's personal master tapes and have attempted to preserve...
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DJ RichardNailed To The Floor (Repress)White Material
In demand banger from the White Material camp from label boss, DJ Richard! 2016 repress in plain white innersleeve and plain black card sleeve.
Gilles PetersonMagic Peterson SunshineMPS
Gilles Peterson focuses his attention in on highly revered German jazz label, MPS. Established in the late 60s, MPS encompassed a large, totally distinct...

New Vinyl - Just In 1000s of Jazz, Funk & Soul Classic Albums

RampCome Into Knowledge (1977)Verve
Rare Groove Holy Grail! Produced by Roy Ayers with cult version of "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" plus rare-groove fave "Daylight"!! Very highly...
John ColtraneA Love Supreme (1964)Impulse!
100% essential deep jazz classic! Searching, yearning, BEAUTIFUL spiritual jazz of the highest order! This is considered by many to be his best album and...
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A Tribe Called QuestMidnight Marauders (1993)Jive
C-L-A-S-S-I-C! "Award Tour", "Electric Relaxation" and loads more! NB: Track 15 is on CD only
Roy Ayers UbiquityEverybody Loves The SunshinePolydor
Mellow rare groove classic featuring the blissed out must have title track "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", "It Ain't Your Sign It's Your Mind" and more!
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A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory Jive
Up there with some of the all-time classic hip-hop albums. Sophomore LP from legendary collective A Tribe Called Quest made up of Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali...
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Stevie WonderInnervisions (1973)Tamla
Perhaps the best album from Stevie Wonder! Classic Margouleff and Cecil production. Every track's a winner! Superb mid-70s space age psychedelic...
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Nina SimoneSilk & SoulRCA
Reissue of the album originally released in 1967. Simone performs Burt Bacharach's "The Look Of Love" (featured in the film Casino Royale), "It Be's That...
John ColtraneColtrane (1962)Impulse!
Coltrane's first for Impulse, in 1962, was also the first recording for the classic quartet line-up and is a beautiful blend of extended modal...
Nina SimoneIn Concert: Emergency Ward! (1972)RCA Victor
This unusual record from 1972 is Nina Simone's statement on the Vietnam War. The cover is a collage of news clippings from the conflict, and the song selection...
Marlena ShawThe Spice Of Life (1969)Cadet
All-time seminal album from Marlena Shaw recorded for Chess in 1969, arranged and produced by the great Charles Stepney and Richard Evans, featuring the...
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Curtis MayfieldSuper FlyCurtom
CLASSIC blaxpoitation soundtrack full of excellent and much sampled funky tracks!
Marvin GayeLet's Get It On (1973)Tamla Motown
Seminal sensual seventies soul!
Stevie WonderInnervisions (1973)Tamla
Perhaps the best album from Stevie Wonder! Classic Margouleff and Cecil production. Every track's a winner! Superb mid-70s space age psychedelic...
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The J.B.'sFood For Thought (1972)People
Probably the best J.B's album in the world ! Full of great tracks.Every track on this album is a funk classic - 'Pass the Peas', 'Gimme Some More' 'Hot...
Joao DonatoDonatoDeodatoMuse
Brazilian Jazz on Muse! Keyboard legend Donato lays down the basics while Deodato conducts and arranges for the likes of Airto, Ray Barretto and Randy...
Nina SimoneLittle Girl Blue: Jazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club (1958)Bethlehem Records
Nina SImone's debut. This recording session happened in New York City,1957;Nina was 24 at this time;her trio is made of herself,singing and playing great...

Latest arrival Jazz, Funk, Soul Original Vinyl

Jon Lucien I Am NowRCA (1977)
Includes the jazz dancers vocal classic 'Who WIll Buy' - deep and uplifting! Original USA pressing (black sleeve)
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Ramsey LewisSun Goddess (1974)Columbia
Awesome jazz funk album featuring Charle Stepney and members of Earth, Wind And Fire. Check out the stunning title track!
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The Ramsey Lewis TrioAnother Voyage (1969)Cadet
Amazing, super-funky album supervised by Charles Stepney with the classic trio line-up of bassist Cleveland Eaton and EWF's Maurice White on drums! Includes...
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Esther PhillipsFrom A Whisper To A Scream (1971)Kudu
This is a killer funky soul fusion album on Kudu featuring Phillips' great version of the Gil Scott-Heron classic "Home Is Where The Hatred Is". Line-up...
Curtis MayfieldBack To The WorldCurtom
Superb, CLASSIC Curtis Mayfield album featuring "Right On For The Darkness" and more! Recommended!
Bobbi HumphreySatin Doll (1974)Blue Note
Killer Mizell Brothers production. Original 70s blue label Blue Note in orig. shrink 
Ramsey LewisMother Nature's Son (1969)Cadet
Charles Stepney produced psychedelic Ramsey Lewis LP on Cadet - the bomb of Beatles concept funky soul experimental groovy LPS! Fender Rhodes, funky drums, Stepney's...
The Jackson 5Dancing MachineMotown (1974)
New York Paradise Garage Anthem!- contains the epic long version of "I Am Love". USA orig vinyl in G cond. vinyl (few pops plays well listen actual...
Rotary ConnectionRotary Connection (1967)Cadet Concept
The definitive Rotary Connection album featuring the soaring vocals of Minnie Riperton and arrangements of Charles Stepney. Featuring "Memory Band", Soul...
  • Original LP£30.00
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John DankworthFathom (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album) (1967)20th Century Fox Records
Rare groovy 60s soundtrack from John Dankworth.Original USA vinyl
The "JFK" QuintetYoung Ideas (1962)Riverside Records
Rare and only first pressing original USA vinyl Riverside soul jazz LP. Very groovy. Vinyl great, sleeve some wear, spine part split, sticker residue...
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PleasureFuture NowFantasy
Features the mellow rare groove classics 'Thoughts of Old Flames' and 'Glide'.
Quartette Trés Bien"In" Motion - The Exciting Piano And Rhythms Of The Quartette Tres Bien (1966)Decca
Rare Quartette Tres Bien tough percussive piano trio + percussion. Original USA vinyl
Al GreyBoss Bone (1963)Argo Records
Rare original first issue 1963 Argo/Chess Records soul jazz with Al Grey on trombone + John Young piano, Ike Isaacs bass and Phil Thomas...
Lou RawlsThat's Lou (1967)Capitol
Top notch David Axelrod production! Orig. USA vinyl  orig. shrink, clean. 
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The DellsFreedom Means....(1971)Cadet
Fantastic album recorded at Chess, Chicago 1971. Produced by the legendary Charles Stepney. Includes two songs written by Terry Callier - including 'It's...
Cold BloodCold Blood (1969)San Francisco Records
Great Funky Rock from 1969. Killer tunes, killer breaks. Killler!
Miles DavisMiles Davis At Fillmore (1970)Columbia
Seminal electric Miles. USA original 2XLP gatefold vinyl.
Marvin GayeHere, My Dear (1978)Motown
Bittersweet final album for Motown as part of Gaye's divorce settlement to his wife (Berry Gordy's sister). Very bitter title, very sweet, funky, deep...
Fania All-StarsSpanish Fever (1978)Fania
Essential latin album! Includes the all time power-house latin jazz classic "Coro Miyare"!
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Grant GreenShades Of Green (1972)Blue Note
Killer funk jazz - Grant Green in the zone at his height. produced by Wade Marcus. This is the BOMB.First pressing blue/white Liberty labels, Van...
Jimmy SmithSit On It! (1977)Mercury
Awesome Eugene McDaniels production, unlike any other Jimmy Smith LP! Features the super funky "My Place In Space" and his take on "Can't Hide Love"!  USA...
Soulful StringsAnother Exposure (1968)Cadet
Killer Charles Stepney and Richard Evans of the deep, deep orchestral house band at Chess studios, 1968. On fire - check out 'Soul Message'. Rare.
Monty AlexanderSpunky (1965)Pacific Jazz Records
Wicked boogaloo/ soul jazz sounds from pianist Alexander w/ Paul Humphrey on drums. This is the first album he made in America after leaving Jamaica where...
Oscar Brown Jr. & Luiz HenriqueFinding A New Friend (1966)Fontana
Oscar Brown was one of the first US jazz singers to promote Brazilian music. This album is made with Brazilian singer-songwriter Luiz Henrique. This includes...
King Fleming TrioStand By (1962)Argo Records
Nice rare soul jazz piano trio LP on Argo - most notable for the bass playing of Malachi Flavors on this rare pre-Art Ensemble of Chicago set....
Illinois JacquetThe Soul Explosion (1969)Prestige
Original blue label Prestige. Class soul jazz w/ Frank Foster, Al Foster, Cecil Payne, Joe Newman and loads more. Signed by Illinois Jacquet and Milt...
The Jazz CrusadersStretchin' Out (1964)Pacific Jazz Records
Wicked soul jazz from the Jazz Crusaders. Original USA vinyl Pacific Jazz Records (few pops plays well - listen actual audio)
Bobby HutchersonKnucklebean (1977)Blue Note
Late 70s wicked Bobby - check Little B's Poem
Edwin Hawkins SingersMore Happy Days (1970)Buddah Records
Groovy soulful gospel.Original USA vinyl, textured sleeve
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Little RoyalJealous (1972)Trius
A super rare album of heavyweight funk tracks including "Razor Blade", "Soul Train" and 'Panama Red". Orig. is mint, sealed, opened once in orig....
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Lindo Sonho Delirante 100 Psychedelic Records from Brazil (1968-1975)by Bento AraujoPoeira Press
BACK IN STOCK! Direct from Brazil - Wicked new Brazilian book featuring 100 post-Tropicalia psychedelic records and...
Bass CultureBy Lloyd BradleyPenguin Books
The first major account of the history of reggae, black music journalist Lloyd Bradley (who also wrote the sleevenotes for Soul Jazz Records' own Studio...
Can't Stop Won't StopA History of the Hip-Hop GenerationEbury Press
Absolutely essential book telling the story of hip-hop from an informed and informative point of view. Historical, cultural and social context gives this...
Unknown PleasuresInside Joy Division by Peter HookSimon & Schuster
Joy Division changed the face of music. Godfathers of the current alternative scene, they reinvented rock in the post-punk era, creating a new sound -...
I'll Never Write My MemoirsBy Grace Jones
Born in 1948 into a family of ministers in Kingston, Jamaica, the statuesque and strikingly beautiful Grace Jones lived with her family in Syracuse, NY,...
Last Night A DJ Saved My LifeThe History Of The Disc JockeyHeadline
To celebrate 100 years of DJing, Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton have expanded and updated their classic account of the history of the disc jockey.The...
PrinceBy Matt ThorneFaber
Matt Thorne's "Prince", through years of research and interviews with ex-Revolution members such as Wendy and Lisa, is an account of a pop maverick whose...
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Tony ViscontiThe Autobiography: Bowie, Bolan and the Brooklyn Boy Kindle Edition
A name synonymous with ground-breaking music, Tony Visconti has worked with the most dynamic and influential names in pop, from T.Rex and Iggy Pop to David...
The Record Players:The Story Of Dance Music Told By History's Greatest DJsBy Bill Brewster and Frank BroughtonVirgin Books
From the writers of 'Last Night A DJ Saved My Life', Bill Brewster & Frank Broughton have come up trumps again with this fabulous book 'The Record...
24 Hour Party PeopleThe Story Of Tony Wilson and Factory RecordsChannel 4 Books
Really funny and great book by the late Tony Wilson, founder of Factory Records. The story was later made into an equally funny and great  film of...
MotownMusic, Money, Sex and Power by Gerald PosnerRandom House
In 1959, twenty-nine-year-old Berry Gordy, who had already given up on his dream to be a champion boxer, borrowed eight hundred dollars from his family...
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FactoryThe Story Of The Record LabelVirgin Books
Factory Records' fame and fortune were based on two bands - Joy Division and New Order - and one personality - that of its director, Tony Wilson. At the...
Revolution in the HeadThe Beatles' Records and the SixtiesVintage Books
Fully updated to include material from The Beatles Live at the BBC and the Anthology series, this acclaimed book goes back to...
The Stone RosesThe Stone Roses And The Resurrection of British PopEbury Press
The band, the lifestyle, the revolution. This classic biography charts the phenomenal rise of The Stone Roses to the icons they are today, using interviews,...
The HaciendaHow Not To Run A ClubPocket Books
Peter Hook, as co-founder of Joy Division and New Order, has been shaping the course of popular music for thirty years. He provided the propulsive bass...
On AnarchismBy Noam ChomskyPenguin
On Anarchism sheds a much needed light on the foundations of Chomsky's thought, specifically his constant questioning of the legitimacy of entrenched...
Pigs Might FlydThe Inside Story of Pink FloydAurum Press
Interest in Pink Floyd remains as intense as ever even 40 years after the release of Dark Side of the Moon, with lavish box-sets collecting demos and out-takes,...
Alexander McQueenBlood Beneath the Skin
Alexander McQueen had risen from humble beginnings as the youngest child of an East London taxi driver to scale the heights of fame, fortune and glamour....
Jim MorrisonLife, Death, LegendEbury Press
Jim Morrison's electrifying live performances, and appetite for sexual and psychedelic experience enflamed the spirit of a generation. In Jim Morrison...
Revolution In The AirThe Songs Of Bob Dylan Vol. 1: 1957-73Constable
Distilling a lifetime's passion and study, leading Dylan author, Clinton Heylin charts the development and first moments of genius of this unique artist...
When Giants Walked the Earth A Biography Of Led ZeppelinOrion Books
They were 'the last great band of the sixties; the first great band of the seventies'; they rose, somewhat unpromisingly, from the ashes of the Yardbirds...
Mr S - The Last Word On Frank SinatraBy George Jacobs and William StadiemHarper Entertainment
As the right hand of Frank Sinatra from 1953 to 1968, George Jacobs arguably had one of the coolest jobs in the world at the time when Sinatra was the...
I'll Never Write My MemoirsBy Grace Jones
Born in 1948 into a family of ministers in Kingston, Jamaica, the statuesque and strikingly beautiful Grace Jones lived with her family in Syracuse, NY,...
On AnarchismBy Noam ChomskyPenguin
On Anarchism sheds a much needed light on the foundations of Chomsky's thought, specifically his constant questioning of the legitimacy of entrenched...
You Are Not Alone: Michael: Through a Brother's Eyesby Jermaine JacksonSimon & Schuster
You Are Not Alone is an intimate, loving portrait of Michael Jackson, by his brother Jermaine, illuminating the private man like never before. It is an...
Anger Is An EnergyBy John Lydon
New autobiography - good!'Just read John Lydon's...new book 'Anger Is an Energy' - a brilliant read. Never mind The Rolling Stones, the Beatles or anyone...
MilesThe Autobiography Of Miles DavisPicador
A frank autobiography of the jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. This book records his life - the music, the women and the drugs. It talks about the white promotors...
Antonio Carlos Jobim: An Illuminated ManHelena JobimHal Leonard Books
Charlie Byrd, Herbie Mann, and others brought in bags full of discs from a trip to Brazil in 1961. Stan Getz listened to them and recorded "Desafinado,"...
Fortune's FoolEdgar Bronfman, Jr., Warner Music, And An Industry In CrisisSimon and Schster
Fortune's Fool tells the story of how the music industry has met its worst crisis, the Internet Age. When Edgar Bronfman, Jr, bought Warner Music Group...
The England's Dreaming TapesThe Essential Companion to England's DreamingJon SavageUniversity of Minnesota Press
In The England's Dreaming Tapes, Jon Savage has gone back to the source to re-create, in original interview form, the extraordinarily disparate and...
Vending MachinesCoined Consumerismmbp
A holy water dispenser in ancient Greece serves as the first known historical reference to a vending machine. What a long way this invention has come!...
Girl in a BandA Memoir by Kim Gordon
In "Girl in a Band" Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth and role model for a generation of women, tells her story. She writes frankly about...
Nina SimoneThe BiographyAurum
David Brun-Lambert shows how Simone saw herself as a lifelong victim of racism, right from being turned down by the prestigious music school that...

Soul Jazz Records latest releases

KaS ProductBlack & Noir: Mutant Synth-Punk from France 1980-83Soul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records are releasing a collection of lost recordings by French mutant experimental synth group Kas Product, all originally recorded in the period...
Miss Red (Prod. by THE BUG)Under Attack EPSoul Jazz Records
Massive new digital dancehall wickedness from THE BUG/MISS RED-  exclusive on our own Sounds of the Universe/Soul Jazz Records...
Laraaji (formerly Edward Larry Gordon)Celestial VibrationSoul Jazz Records
This is the stunning debut album from Laraaji. ‘Celestial Vibrations’ was originally released in 1978 under the name Edward Larry Gordon, and then...
Studio One Rocksteady 2Rocksteady, Soul and Early Reggae at Studio One: The Soul of Young JamaicaSoul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records’ new journey into the mighty vaults of Clement Dodd’s Studio One steps once more into the fertile musical environment of Jamaican...
New Orleans Funk Vol. 4Voodoo Fire In New Orleans 1951-77Soul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records’ latest excursion into the Crescent City vaults delves deep into the roots and history of the Voodoo world of New Orleans Funk. Packed...
  • 1. Eldridge Holmes – Pop, Popcorn Children
  • 2. Gus 'The Groove' Lewis – Let The Groove Move You
  • 3. Dave Bartholomew – The Monkey
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PUNK 45: Les Punks : The French ConnectionThe First Wave Of French Punk 1977-80Soul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 release documents the first radical underground punk bands to come out of France including Metal Urbain (the first group...
Betty HarrisThe Lost Queen Of New Orleans SoulSoul Jazz Records
Betty Harris’ The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul features all of her classic deep soul, sister funk and northern soul songs recorded in New Orleans in...
Tee MacNight Illusion (1980)Soul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records’ are releasing Tee Mac’s ‘Night Illusion’, a lost classic Nigerian Afro soul meets disco boogie funk album originally released...
Nigeria Freedom Sounds!Popular Music and The Birth Of Independent Nigeria 1960-63: Calypso, Highlife, Apala, Mambo, JujuSoul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records’ new Nigeria Freedom Sounds! features a stunning selection of material spotlighting the vibrant musical scene in Nigeria at the start...
  • 1. I.K. Dairo and his Blue Spots – E Ma Mobun Saya
  • 2. Chris Ajilo and his Cubanos – Ariwo
  • 3. I.K. Dairo and his Blue Spots – Aye Wa Kael
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Coxsone's Music 2The Sound Of Young Jamaica - More Early Cuts From The Vaults Of Studio One 1959-63Soul Jazz Records
Over 40 tracks!This is the second collection to bring together many of the visionary producer Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s early recordings made...
Venezuela 70Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth: Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 1970sSoul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records’ new Venezuela 70 is the first-ever album of its kind to take a look at the groundbreaking experimental rock music made in Venezuela...
Studio One Dub Fire SpecialChapter 3: 18 Heavyweight Dub Cuts From Brentford RoadSoul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records’ new ‘Studio One Dub Fire Special’ brings together 18 heavyweight dub cuts all recorded at 13 Brentford Road in the 1970s. Featuring...
BoomboxEarly Independent Hip Hop, Electro and Disco Rap 79 - 82Soul Jazz Records
Out now! Soul Jazz Records’ new ‘Boombox’ features some of the many innovative underground first-wave of rap records made in New York in the period...
Count Ossie & The Rasta FamilyMan From Higher HeightsSoul Jazz Records
This album is a strictly 1000-copies only worldwide digitally remastered exact repro LP+ download code. Also available as a very limited...
Africans With Mainframes (Hieroglyphic Being + Noleian Reusse)K.M.T.Soul Jazz Records
"A devastating album of epic dancefloor rituals and visions from Jamal Moss (Hieroglyphic Being) and Noleian Reusse in their prized Africans With Mainframes...
PUNK 45 : Chaos In The City Of Angels and DevilsHollywood From X To Zero & Hardcore On The Beaches : Punk In Los Angeles 1977 - 81Soul Jazz Records
‘Chaos in the City of Angels and Devils’ is the new instalment of Soul Jazz Records’ Punk 45 series featuring an array of first generation Los Angeles...
Johnny Osbourne / Otis GayleWe Need Love / I'll Be AroundSoul Jazz Records
Killer Studio One 12" bomb!
Nigeria Soul FeverAfro Funk, Disco and Boogie - West African Disco Mayhem!Soul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records’ new Nigeria Soul Fever is their first release to explore the vast wealth of Nigerian music recorded in the 1970s. The new album comes...
  • 1. Joni Haastrup – Free My People
  • 2. Christy Essien – You Can't Change A Man
  • 3. Akin Richards & The Executives – Afrikana Disco
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Exclusive Funk and Soul 45s on Soul Jazz Records

Richard BrownSweet and Kind / Don't Listen To The GrapevineSoul Jazz Records
CHECK THIS OUT!!! SUPERB sweet, sweet rare uplifting soul 45! ONLY  available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz...
Geraldo PinoHeavy, Heavy, Heavy / Africans Must UniteSoul Jazz Records
Hold tight for the first one of two killer heavyweight Afro-Funk bomb 45s from Sierra Leone legend Geraldo Pino. THIS 7-inch can ONLY...
Geraldo PinoShake Hands / Power To The PeopleSoul Jazz Records
Hold tight for the second of two killer heavyweight Afro-Funk bomb 45s from Sierra Leone legend Geraldo Pino. THIS 7-inch can ONLY...
The Bobby Williams GroupBoogaloo Mardi GrasSoul Jazz Records
EXCLUSIVE NEW 45rpm - ONLY available direct from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe. This is another killer EDDIE BO...
Arnold BlairTrying To Get Next To YouSoul Jazz Records
NEW LTD. 300 copies. Only available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe. Stone-cold...
Untouchable Machine ShopMachine Shop Part 1 / Part 2Soul Jazz Records
EXCLUSIVE NEW 45rpm - ONLY available direct from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe. KILLER rare groove funk bomb! This...
Betty HarrisMean Man / I'm Gonna Git YaSoul Jazz Records
EXCLUSIVE NEW 45rpm - ONLY available direct from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe.This is our second Betty Harris single...
Betty HarrisThere's A Break In The RoadSoul Jazz Records
EXCLUSIVE NEW 45rpm - ONLY available direct from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe.All time-killer New Orleans heavyweight funk...
SaltHung UpSoul Jazz Records
NEW LTD. 300 copies (2nd Press, yellow label) Only available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe. FACT mag. no....
Brief EncounterHuman/Total SatisfactionSounds Of The Universe
NEW LTD. 300 copies (2nd Press, yellow label)Only available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe.Stone-cold CLASSIC...
The ExplosionsGarden Of Four TreesSoul Jazz Records
NEW LTD. 300 copies (2nd Press, black label)Only available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe.Hold tight for the first...
The ExplosionsHip Drop (Pts. 1 and 2)Soul Jazz Records
All time New Orleans party bomb 45!!!  Here we go with our latest slice of £100+ killer rare New Orleans funk seven-inch single. This...
Inell YoungWhat Do You See In HerSoul Jazz Records
NEW LTD. 300 copies (3rd Press, green label)Only available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe.Yes it's true! New Orleans...
Inell YoungThe Next Ball GameSoul Jazz Records
Hold tight! Here is our 2nd Killer New Orleans Funk £200+ Bomb! Featuring Inell Young's searing vocal performance + James Black's seriously...
Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indian BandHanda Wanda (Pts. 1 & 2)Soul Jazz Records
This is the first ever single from The Wild Magnolias - a massive, massive slice of super-percussive New Orleans second line funk meets Mardi...
King Scratch / Guy Du Rosier OrchestraChristmas Time In Nassau / AnatoleSoul Jazz Records
Insane percussive heavy 60s party Mambo recorded in the Bahamas + Hypnotic 60s calypso recorded in Port-au-Prince. Caribbean party vibes...
Professor LonghairBig Chief (Pts. 1 & 2)Soul Jazz Records
 NEW LTD. 300 copies (2nd Press, blue label)Only available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe.All time party classic...
Chuck Carbo & The Soul FindersCan I Be Your Squeeze / Take Care Your Homework FriendSoul Jazz Records
MASSIVE double-sider funk bomb produced by Eddie Bo!  This is the latest EXCLUSIVE release of rare and killer New Orleans Funk 45s - one of the...
Johnny Adams Feel The Beat, Feel The Heat Sounds Of The Universe / Soul Jazz Records
NEW ORLEANS  funky boogie soul disco bomb 45! Latest Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe SOUL 7-inch series - after the now sold out...
Le Frank O Keep On Gettin' Down Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe
This unique 7" single is ONLY available to customers to the Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites or retail store!It is...
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New Arrival Mint, original unplayed USA funk, soul and disco 45s

Betty DavisIf I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up / Steppin In Her I. Miller Shoes (1973)Just Sunshine Records
KILLER Heavy funk.UNPLAYED ORIGINAL USA Funk 45
Booty PeopleSpirit Of '76 / Anyway I'm Busted (1976)Calla Records
Groovy boogie funky rocky soul tune - heavy!Mint unplayed original USA 45
Tommy TateIf You Ain't Man Enough / I'm So Satisfied (1977)Koko
Moody soulful funk groove.Mint unplayed original USA 45
Bar-KaysColdblooded / Be Yourself (1974)Volt
Heavy rare groove funk tune
CurrentTheme From "Rocky" (Gonna Fly Now) (1977)Playboy Records
oh yes! Synth-tastic disco version of the theme from Rocky. No set should be without it!Mint unplayed original USA 45 (Playboy Records)!
Love CommitteeCheaters Never Win (1976)Gold Mind Records
KILLER PHILLY DISCO SOUL prod. by Baker-Harris-Young.Mint unplayed original USA 45
WarAll Day Music/Summer (1976)United Artists Records
CLASSIC laid-back War groovy anthem!Mint unplayed original independent  label USA 45.
The Atlanta Disco BandBad Luck (1975)Scorpio Records (5)
Heavy instrumental disco funk version of the Philly classic tune, with an arrangement by legendary Philly legend Earl Young.
The CountsI'm The Music / At The Fair (1974)Aware
Wicked rare groove funk.Mint unplayed original USA 45
Ted TaylorSomebody's Gettin' It (1976)Alarm
Wicked New Orleans/Shreveport funky soul tune produced by the legendary New Orleans arranger/ composer Wardell Quezergue. Groovy stuff.MINT UNPLAYED ORIGINAL USA FUNK 45

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Reissue of this obscure, leftfield disco-not-disco / new wave gem from 1983. Originally released on 7" format, this expanded 12" issue was written and...
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Ron TrentPresents: Prescription: Word, Sound & PowerRush Hour
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Victor Assis BrasilToca Antonio Carlos JobimFar Out Recordings
Far Out follow up the long overdue reissue of Jose Mauro's 'Obnoxious" with another gem from the Quartin catalogue - Victor Assis Brasil Plays...
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Ace split release on Ali Renault's Vivod label with fresh material from William Bendix who opens with the killer Anthony Shakir style techno...

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electric eelsDie Electric EelsSuperior Viaduct
Reissue isssue of this compilation on Superior Viaduct! Cleveland's electric eels (all lower case in homage to poet e.e. cummings) is America's...
Ólafur ArnaldsEulogy For EvolutionErased Tapes Records
Reissue of the classic debut album from modern classical composer, Olafur Arnalds who employs elements of post-rock and experimental elements...
Peter BroggsGot To Be WiseTop Ranking Sound
Rare vocal roots tune from 1985 produced by Doctor Dread originally issued in U.S.A. on Ras Records, features a killer dub..Limited stock don't know...
Lovin' Mighty Fire: Nippon Funk Soul Disco 1973-1983VariousBGP Records
Howard Williams (check his amazing Japan Blues show on NTS radio!) has assembled a compilation of Japanese funk, soul and disco for Ace Records offshoot...
Mudd & PollardN7 OdysseyClaremont 56
Brand new Balearic "odyssey" from North London purveyors of the finest, slow motion, cosmic groove. Label head, Mudd and multi-instrumentalist, Pollard...
VariousRootikal In The Vaults At Midnight RockRoots
For the past 5 years David Hill has been mixing, editing and selecting the best of Jah Thomas’ Midnight Rock label for a series of 7”s & 10”s on...
  • 1. Tristan Palmer – Joker Smoker
  • 2. King Tubby With The Roots Radics – North Circular Dub
  • 3. Singie Singie – Leave Badness Alone
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Steve Tulls / Boom BackToo Many Lonely People / Road BlockHeadphone
Two killer heavy vocal roots cuts on the same rhythm, originally released in 1985 on Headphone Records. Here reissued by Archive Recordings using...
Little HowieWhat A CalamityLittle John Nheng
Rare as hens teeth 1988 killer dancehall tune from Little Howie. Original copies go for hundreds of pounds, yours for a tenner!! Comes with original label...
Halal Cool JAn Ottoman ExcursionExcursions
For the third set of Excursions, we're letting off some tasty Turkish flavours. Darkhouse Family presents 'An Ottoman Excursion'. Halal...
Henry WuDeep in the MuddEglo
Henry Wu (aka Kamaal Williams of Yussef Kamaal) returns to Eglo Records with a stone cold killer EP "Deep In The Mudd" - A heavyweight 6 track...
Spoko & AguayoDirty Dancing (feat. Elbee Bad)Comeme
Comeme's Matias Aguayo fuses his hard-hitting, proto-house music with the edgy kwaito sound from DJ Mujava afilliate, DJ Spoko! Explosive...
Andy MacDiving Bird 1Idle Hands
 Andy Mac makes a welcome return to Idle Hands to kick off a new series under the banner - Diving Bird. Named after the avian population...
ThundercatDrunkBrainfeeder
N.B. Vinyl format shipping for the release date of 10th March. Highly anticipated 2nd album from bass virtuoso - Thundercat! Featuring an all star...
Esplendor GeométricoFluida MekanikoGeometrik
New album from industrial music pioneers, Esplendor Geométrico who dissolve the sonorities of African, Arab and Asian music with the harder-edged,...
AikoFly With MeAloha Got Soul
The Japanese singer Aiko Sekiguchi teaming up with Dale Senaga in 1979. The pair flew from Hawaii to California to record the backing tracks at A&M Studios,...
Richard BandH.P. Lovecraft's From Beyond (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Waxwork Records
Deluxe vinyl reissue of Stuart Gordon and Brian Yuzna's classic 80s film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's cosmic horror tale, 'From Beyond'.
If Music Presents You Need This: A Journey Into Deep Jazz Vol. 2VariousBBE
Catering for the veteran, the dance-floor mover, the radio jock and the young-gun just getting into jazz, If Music's Jean-Claude returns for a second spellbinding...
Gigi Masin & Charles HaywardLes Nouvelles Musiques De Chambre Volume 2Modern Classics Recordings / Light In The Attic
Following the reissue of the entire recorded output of South London-based experimental act This Heat and its successor, Camberwell Now, Modern Classics...
NuMan O To (Pepe Bradock Remixes)Crosstown Rebels
French house legend, Pepe Bradock gets to work on Nu's soulful, 'Man O To' with a brace of absolutely deadly, left-field house mixes!  
Sherwood & PinchMan Vs. SofaOn U Sound
Second collaborative album by legendary UK dub producer Adrian Sherwood and Bristol dubstep don Rob Ellis aka Pinch. The follow-up to 2015’s...
Earth BoysMyrtle MusicLet's Play House
Breezy house music from from Earth Boys who work some Don Carlos / Burrell Bros style deepness between those old school breakbeats. 1080p / Mood...
Chico Mann & Captain PlanetNight VisionsBastard Jazz Recordings
'Night Visions' is the latest, long-playing release from Chico Mann, who blends infectious blend of Afro-Latin beats and rough, contemporary...
MoiréNo FutureGhostly International
Despite the dead-serious dystopian title 'No Future' - Moiré's second release album takes us on a left-field journey though ethereal washes...
DJ HeureOutsider ResourceAll My Thoughts
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Bobby BrownPrayers Of A One Man BandBBROWN
Originally self-released by Bobby in 1982, 'Prayers Of A One Man Band' sees light for the first time in 33 years. A multi-instrumentalist, inventor,...
Visible CloaksReassemblageRVNG Intl.
Lush, immersive hypnogogic drones from Visible Cloaks who drop their second long-player for Rvng Intl. Fan of No Fun records / 'Rifts'...
Chancha Via CircuitoRio ArribaZZK RECORDS
Reissue of this sought-after, second album from Chancha Via Circuito! 'Rio Arriba' molds, local South American rhythms and layered deep percussions...
  • 1. José Larralde – Quimey Neuquén (Chancha Vía Circuito Remix)
  • 2. Chancha Vía Circuito – Cumbión De Las Aves
  • 3. Miriam García & Alicia Solans – Pintar El Sol (Chancha Vía Circuito Remix)
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G PericoShit Don't StopOmerta Records
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Hard DriversSince I Was a Little GirlAthens Of The North
This Disco Funk Banger was discovered reasonably late in the game on the Deepfunk scene,. Vivian Lee's big powerful vocal over the pushy backing is what...
Synthesize the Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica from the Cape Verde Islands 1973-1988VariousOstinato Records
Through 18 diverse tracks, this compilation reveals how immigration from the Cape Verde Islands to Europe and the United States gave us an alternate history...
Ahmed Malek & FlakoThe Electronic TapesHabibi Funk
Ahmed Malek was already in his 50s by the time he discovered synthesizers and electronic music and started to experiment with sounds. The result...
Tatham, Mensah, Lord & RanksTwo Way Here One Way Go2000black
The 2000black stronghold come with more London boogie, afro funk and vibes a plenty as always - from the unstoppable crew, Tatham, Mensah, Lord &...
IMYRMINDUniversum LuxusMoney $ex Records
IMYRMIND's debut album UNIWERSUM LUXUS is finally here and comes on Berlin-based Money $ex Records. Strong debut LP covering a broad landscape of...
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In 1966 ESP-Disk’s founder Bernard Stollman put together a multi-artist tour of five New York colleges and sent audio engineer David B. Jones on the...
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