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    Tough funk and hard-hitting, conscious soul music vibes from the legendary, Arthur Adams. Originally recorded in the late 60s/early 70s and rescued from obscurity via Super Disco Edits!
    Two crucial, dancefloor friendly gospel cuts featuring The Gospel Truth's 'He Can Do It' - a super rare cut - and, on the flip, the instrumental version of McKinley Sandifer’s 'I Am The Vine', another tough and under the radar!
    Anticipated album release, produced by Flying Lotus and Thundercat himself, features musical contributions from Ty Dolla $ign, Childish Gambino, Lil B, Kamasi Washington, Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, BADBADNOTGOOD, Louis Cole and Zack Fox.
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    New material from key, UK soul music voice, Yazmin Lacey. 'Morning Matters' features appearances from Femi Koleoso and Ife Ogunjobi of Ezra Collective, plus jazz protege Moses Boyd.
    LONG OUT OF PRINT!!!! BACK IN PRINT!!!! 100% ESSENTIAL SEMINAL cut from Weldon Irvine featuring DON BLACKMAN's truly soulful vocals. Essential, conscious soul perfection!
    BACK IN PRINT!!!!! Holy Grail deep disco from Des Moines, Iowa! Solid unforgiving driving funky disco, flipped with a crazy Funkadelic style stoner funk rock. Massive collectors piece! Totally ESSENTIAL!
    Back in stock! KILLER, ultra rare, super loud disco two-sider from the brilliant Athens of the North label.
    Space Ghost's album of mid-80s style, electronic soul has won us over here at SOTU - absolutely loving these slow jams, lysergic funk cuts and neon lit swingbeat vibes all over! Another fitting release via FunkinEven's excellent Apron imprint!
    BACK IN PRINT!!! Amazing Detroit Modern soul / boogie 45. Very very sought after lovely record brought back into the limelight by Athens Of The North!
    Disco-funk recorded in London in the late-70s by Fungai Malianga who’d relocated from South Africa to North London. His funk-led ode to his manor with ‘Finsbury Park Party’ sportin’ Break-beats, tape echo, horn section and a narrative on Harringay’s finest known landscape. This is backed by a disco-funk version of Lennon–McCartney’s ‘Things...
    Two rare jazz-funk floor-fillers on 45 for the first time. KON’s 7” edit of Ja’Net Dubois’s break-beat fuelled jazz funk theme ‘Queen Of The Highway’ recorded in 1979 at Ralph Macdonald’s Rose Bud studio in New York. On the flip-side is Jady Kurrent Band, Cleveland’s funk outfit that won the state Budweiser Band Showcase contest in 1982...
    Includes hits such as "The Letter," "Neon Rainbow," "Happy Times," "Cry Like A Baby" and many more.
    Quincy Jones production with Rod Temperton amongst the writing credits. Features the huge dancefloor hit "Give Me The Night" plus "Love X Love", "What's On Your Mind" and more!
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    Classic first album by the Memphis Stax house band, featuring the eponymous title-track plus loads more stompin' Memphis party killer cuts. Smokin!
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    Charlotte Dos Santos returns with here second single release 'Harvest Time. Expect more earthy soul and haunting pop for fans of Erykah Badu and Nite Jewel. Ace!
    Classic 1968 soul album with the much loved title track
    Reissue of this amazing, one-off album produced by Roy Ayers! Vocal group Eighties Ladies was made up of the talented Susan Beaubian, Marva Hicks, Vivian Prince, Denie Corbett & Sylvia Striplin backed by an all-star line-up Roy Ayers band (including Rick James who shares the production). The anthemic ‘Turned on To You” and “Ladies of the Eighties”...
    Back in the spotlight with a sublime new rhythm and blues record, James Hunter follows up six critically acclaimed albums with his latest recording, Nick of Time, set for release on Brooklyn’s renowned soul label Daptone Records.
    A huge success upon it's release, with "Sweet Love", "Caught Up In The Rapture", "Same Ole Love" and more.
    Singer Arthur Conley was the prodigy of another legendary singer Otis Redding. Both were from Macon, Georgia. Sweet Soul Music is a high point in late 60s soul - recorded at Fame Studios under the direction of Rick Hall and Stax boss Jim Stewart.
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    First time on a 45 for this 1977 modern soul/crossover anthem by the great Peabo Bryson!
    Tiombé Lockhart (known from the Platinum Pied Pipers cult classic 'Triple P') releases her "unofficial" debut album, 'The Aquarius Years'. An elusive masterpiece of underground R’n’B featuring tracks previously only available on CD, that was sold during her tour supporting Bilal in the early 2000s - finally available!
    Afro-funk outfit, Black Market Brass’ second album boasts a "noxious brew of gritty guitars, frenetic percussion, monster brass section and a special batch of short circuited electronics." What an amazing sleeve too!
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    Finnish composer and multi-instrumentalist Jimi Tenor has joined forces with Bureau B to release "NY, Hel, Barca" - a retrospective compilation spanning the years 1994-2001. This 'Best Of..." features early works and selected tracks from his first, classic six albums, now long since deleted.
    Producer and multi-instrumentalist J-Felix returns with his future blend of boogie, p-funk, disco and soul on this, his second album 'Whole Again Hooligan’.
    Madcliff recorded one album in 1977 from which these two tracks come from for the first time on a 45. The killer cut is the funk bomb 'You Can Make The Change' which was championed by Keb Darge at his legendary 'deep funk' night and has been a prize find ever since!
    'Cyan' is the third full length LP from San Francisco Bay Area-based band The Seshen. Contmeporary R&B/electronic fusion. Fans of Hiatus Kaiyote to Thundercat should check!
    Outta Sight pairs Lee Moses' sought-after rarity, the Southern soul lilt of standard "Pouring Water On A Drowning Man" (which adds a few extra belts of bourbon to Drew Baker and Danny McCormick's standard), with the fat and funky roll of the Atlanta musician's 1967 debut 7" "Never In My Life".
    Blue-eyed soul and dreamy soft rock vibes on this brilliant album from Shawn Lee's Young Gun Silver Fox! Right on a Boz Scaggs/Ned Doheny, soft rock/AOR tip!
    Killer 45 from Project Gemini, inspired by European folk horror, baroque pop and classic Gainsbourg/Vannier works with its heavy breaks and fuzzy guitar tones! MONSTER!
    Two long-time associates of the legendary Fela Kuti come together on Rejoice. Afrobeat drumming pioneer Tony Allen and the (now sadly departed) South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela got together in 2010 when their touring schedules allowed, with the unfinished sessions laying in an archive until last summer when producer Nick Gold applied the finishing...
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    Tough, tough funky version! check the break! ORIGINAL USA ISSUE VINYL 45
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    New soul music from Frederick Davis via the Izipho Soul imprint. Sumptuous blend of real soul and jazz reminiscent of golden age Al Jarreau.
    Wagram music present a double album chock-filled with soul and funk bangers, these are all tunes that have been appropriated and live on in the sample-heavy world of hip-hop! Killer release
    Tramp Records land with the tenth volume of their excellent 'Movements' series, covering a wide spectrum of genres: early Rhythm & Blues, Soul-Jazz, Latin-Soul, heavy James Brown-style Funk, and mid-70s pre-Disco. Features tracks from Frankie Greer Quartette, Phylis Hendricks, Herb Crawford Jazz Ensemble, The New Philadelphians and more.
    Gloopy, electronic funk / neon soul vibes via PPU!
    45 issue of Sons Of Slum's infectious horn-led, proto-disco dancer that has a KILLER break! 'Part Two' has the group getting down deep and funky as the song takes a change in tempo and direction. Ace!
    Killer jazz funk cut lifted from their 'Elephant Sunrise' album from 1980, backed with the uptempo fusion jam 'Malcolm X' which is previously un-issued.
    Family Of Swede hail from Oakland, California and were originally formed at whilst in High School in the mid 1960s. They were originally known as The Epics and released one single 'We Are Made As One' on Bridge Town Records. It was during the 1970s that the band decided to change their name to Family Of Swede because the leader of the group was Swede...
    The 'Message In Our Music' series continues with a second, crucial voume, focusing on the rare modern soul sound with a killer pick - by French disco selector, Waxist - showcasing some impossibly hard to find, independent and private press titles from the mid-70s to the mid-80s.
    A 14 track snapshot of the experimental Soul and Jazz scene burgeoning in Australia today. The were captured in one take, bottling the raw energy and virtuosity of Melbourne's most accomplished, established and emerging players. There's an antipodean take on P-Funk from Laneous, characteristically enigmatic vocals from soul singer Allysha Joy and a...
    Six lengthy, powerful and energetic tunes make up this superb album from US' finest pioneers of the contemporary Afrobeat groove - Antibalas!
    "In February 2010, the late, legendary musician, poet and author Gil Scott-Heron released his thirteenth, and last, studio album. First conceptualised in 2005, and ultimately produced by XL Recordings head Richard Russell during New York recording sessions that commenced in January 2008, 'I’m New Here' was Scott-Heron’s first album in thirteen years...
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    Texan R&B singer Leon Bridges teams up with psychedelic wanderers Khruangbin on this lush, hallucinatory, dream collaboration!
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    Woozy, psychedelic electronic soul vibes from Steve Spacek under his Blackpocket guise!
    Stunning neo-soul vibes from Jay Nemor and Electrified. One for the Gregory Porter fans out there!
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    Heavy soul and rootsy vibes on this double-header from 14KT and Tall Black Guy! Two renowned US beat-makers revisit two of their previous First Word singles, turning out remixes of each other's tracks. Features appearances from Moonchild, Muhsinah, Stro Elliot and James Poyser of The Roots.
    Unreleased and alternate tracks from Marvin Gaye’s SEMINAL and CLASSIC blaxploitation soundtrack! Features an unedited version of the much sampled '“T” Plays It Cool', an extended version of the title track plus more! Essential!
    **Reissue of this monster crossover soul tune!** Originally recorded in 1973 at Ron Rice’s Bazar Studios in Chicago, Sweet Mixture’s 'House of Fun and Love' is a sensational 'crossover' holy grail with the slower cut on the A side 'I Love You' - previously a secret weapon for Gilles Peterson, Floating Points, Jeremy Underground and Sun Cut (NTS)!
    Compilation on Jump Street of early electro/garage/house that's... "Dedicated to the spirit of the Paradise Garage (1976-1987 R.I.P)"!
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