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    The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band are back with two crushing cover versions! One one side there's a version of the Jackson 5's B-Boy classic 'Great To Be Here', back with a reboot of Gang Starr's 'All 4 the Ca$h'!
    BBE's offshoot label Alim Music continues its output with this 45 featuring two monster cover versions performed by Sunlightsquare. First up is ‘Hanging Tough’, an obscure Latin disco-jazz cut backed with a rendition of Rodney Franklin’s 1980 hit ‘The Groove’, a staple among the jazz-funk aficionados!
    Another fantastic selection via Anthology - 'Sad About The Times' explores the more psychedelic realms of 70s AOR, FM Folk, Soft Rock, West Coast Jangle, Power Pop and Late Night Coke Jams!
    A northern soul playlist spanning the decades and as relevant today as when some of these discs were first spun at the height of the scene in the mid Seventies. This compilation also showcases some tracks that remained unreleased at the time.
    Lysergic electronic soul and gospel music from Floridian artist, Devin Morrison. An absolute must if, like us, you were totally won over by that nebulous, haunting style of soul trio, KING. Essential release.
    Chilling, dark, library music-influenced psych-funk double-sider via the superb Delights label - check the breaks!
    Previously unreleased material by New York jazz / soul singer, Lou Watson. Recorded in 1977 and produced by Ronald Foster of Ecstasy Passion & Pain fame!
    Wicked, previously unreleased modern soul dancer from 1982 backed with a strong ballad on the flipside!
    Eglo delivers album material from LA based musician, Shafiq Husayn. 'The Loop' includes collaborations with Thundercat, Erykah Badu, Flying Lotus, Bilal and Anderson Paak! The album touches on the moods of Sly Stone, Pharaoh Sanders and Earth Wind And Fire matched with the rhythms of say Marley Marl and Dilla! Monster release!
    Breezy, modal moods from Wyllowe, who debut with the gorgeous 'Fortunate Fool' - a groovy, folk amalgam of the early Sergio Mendes sound with a touch of '60s sunshine pop, Cocteau Twins, Joni Mitchell and psychedelic, spacey Stereolab vibes!
    After hitting hard in the soul circles with his deep Timmion debut single 'I Can't Love You No More' and following it with 'This Is What Love Looks Like', Carlton Jumel Smith is back at it with an album full of contemporary soul gold.
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    LA-based beatmaker, 14KT comes correct with a second album of heavy soul / instrumental hip-hop vibes via First Word!
    Floor-friendly modern soul / disco vibes from Sunstreet, whose only release, 'Lovin' was originally released on an obscure label from Delaware, Bear Records, back in 1980. Killer reissue with replica sleeve via Rain & Shine!
    'Put The World On Hold' has previously only been available on her 'Heavy Love' album from 1979. 'Put Your Love On The Line' is a disco/boogie gem produced by the great, Michael Zager.
    Reissue of this incredibly rare second album from distinctive, British Afro-Rock group, Demon Fuzz! Originally released in 1976 on the obscure Paco Records label following their cult debut 'Afreeka'.
    Two Northern Soul classics back to back on a 45 via Outta Sight! Big one for the dancers!
    Lee Moses is a cult figure amongst rare funk and deep soul collectors with his lone album, 'Time And Place', the holy grail of his brief but majestic recording legacy. 'Bad Girl' is a funk/soul masterpiece that is heavily in demand; recorded in New York in 1967and is produced by the legendary Johnny Brantley who captures the very soul of Moses inevery...
    Sunny-sided soul production from Brian Power (alongside the great Toni Economides) featuring a strong vocal from Marc Evans. Backed with a soulful house edit from US garage / house hero, DJ Spen!
    Stirring, ardent pop / R&B EP from tipped Atlanta-based artist, Sequoyah Murray!
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    Earthy soul music from London based producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist, Wu-Lu. 'S.U.F.O.S' features collaborations with long-term friends, Binisa Bonner, Kwake Bass, Nubya Garcia, Eun, Demae Wodu, and Morgan Simpson.
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    'Speed Up' on the a-side (Betty’s original and definitive version) captured the hearts and souls of the UK's Northern Soul fans and by the mid-70s had become an anthem. The b-side is no slouch either as Betty funks it up with a killer version of the Isley Brothers' 'It’s Your Thing'.
    Oba Lata draws on traditional Yoruban chant blending it with a live afro-beat groove. Edgy, rhythmical analogue synths, vocals, guitars and percussion tied together by the clave and driving afro bassline make this a credible dance floor contender. Features a remix from IG Culture and Alex Phountzi as NameBrandSound!
    Two HUGE Bobby Womack classics! The heart-on-a-sleeve cut ‘How Could You Break My Heart’ backed with the sweetest soul love song, ‘Give It Up’ get a much deserved, official remastered reissue! ESSENTIAL
    HEAVY Loft/Garage vibe uplifting proto-disco soulful bomb. This is a BAD TUNE! Unplayed original USA 45 Original USA 7"Vinyl NM- /Sleeve NM-100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
    Coming hot on the heels of his first full length, the self-proclaimed “most sampled artist of all time,” released the groundbreaking black concept LP Is It Because I’m Black (a full 13 months before Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On). Throwing away the notion of a 'second album' jinx, Syl delivered this politically charged document... Essential.
    Contemporary soul musician, J.Lamotta expands on her production repertoire by crafting a warm body of sound, laced with live strings and a horn section provided by her band. The roots of 'Suzume' that can be traced from the sounds of Bill Withers, Sun Ra through to Dilla. Ace.
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    Deep contemporary soul balladry on the excellent Big Crown label from hotly-tipped talent, Bobby Oroza!
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    Official reissue of 'Children of The Earth' by the band Nimbus, independently released in 1980 in the USA. A "sophisticated and melodious album, with a pinch of AOR, a relish of modern-soul, but also some jazz and folk influences."
    ESSENTIAL electro Euro-Disco CLASSIC! Unplayed original USA 45 Original USA 7"Vinyl NM- /Sleeve NM-100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
    Independent label funky disco. Unplayed original USA 45
    Reissue of this monster, uptempo 60s soul dancer via Expansion!
    Superb compilation in Charly's superb 'Club Soul' series featuring some of the best titles in the modern and crossover soul scenes. Essential tunes from the likes of Brief Encounter, Johnny Adams, The Winstons and more!
    French national, Ibiza resident and intrepid beach digger Guts, takes us on a deep journey from Brazil, via the Caribbean islands and Africa to create a tropical Afrobeat album ‘Philantropiques’. His fourth, strongest an most expansive album release yet!
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    Wicked street soul vibes from Ruf Dug with additional production and vocals from the likes of Z Lovecraft, FYI Chris Natalie Wildgoose, Sienna Mustafa and Bradley Zero. Killer, killer release!
    Funky soulful disco Isaac
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    This score is pound-for-pound the funkiest with its heavy bass and drum groove throughout each movement of the score. Most of the pieces from this soundtrack also include killer samples and breaks; favourites being: 'The Diamond Fortress' with Ronnie Scott on solo sax and Chris Karan on Drums and 'Thief On The Prowl' featuring Tubby Hayes and Daryl...
    This outstanding UK film score by Mr Roy Budd has been a treasure amongst music collectors for as long as I’ve known. Now, for the first time, Dynamite Cuts is makes a collection of the key cues from Get Carter using the original first pressing sleeve which was Japan-only and mega rare. Essential!
    Dynamite Cuts issue the best cues from Roy Budd's classic 1974 soundtrack, 'The Black Windmill' directed by the great Don Siegel and starring Michael Caine!
    45-friendly edit of 'Love Vibrations' from Motown group, Different Shades Of Brown. This cut was the highlight from a CD only release of a 70s recording released in 2006 - first time on a 45! Another killer, killer soul music discovery via Cordial Recordings!
    First ever issue of the band's 'shelved' third album from 1977 via Cordial Recordings! Superb material from cult Chicago funk troupe, Sons Of Slum!
    First issue (LP+DL) of this previously unreleased Oriental psych monster from the organ king of Casablanca, combining traditional rhythms with spaced out modern sounds. Third part of Abdou El Omari's Nuits-trilogy. This album contains dazzling instrumentals spiced up with some traditional vocal parts. While playing his fine melodies Abdou switches swiftly...
    Late 70s boogie funk and soul
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    Late 80's outing for Roberta Flack featuring "Uh-Uh Ooh-Ooh Look Out Here It Comes"
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    As menacing and unhinged as ever, the pride of Staten Island is back with their fifth full-length offering, 'V'. Raw and absent of modern technological trappings, the Budos pick up where they left off with 2014’s “Burnt Offering,” and finds the Budos expanding on the brooding, fuzz- fueled riffs, whilst harkening back to the Ethiopian inspired...
    Secondhand book about soul music in the 1970s. Great!
    Nice soulful boogie slow groover.Original Unplayed USA 45
    Let's get funktified! Disco boogie funk
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    Chuck Berry funks himself up early 70s in a similar manner to the electric experiments of label mates Howlin Wolf and Muddy Waters.
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    Wicked rare groove funk.Mint unplayed original USA 45
    Two unreleased demos produced by Ronald Foster of Ecstasy Passion & Pain fame!