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    New Orleans FunkThe Original Sound of Funk 1960-75Soul Jazz Records
    Album features Ernie K Doe’s ‘Here Come The Girls’, The Meters, Eddie Bo, Professor Longhair, Lee Dorsey, Wild Magnolias and more.This is the definitive collection of New Orleans Funk featuring acknowledged masters next to some of the earlier artists who shaped the meaning of funk. The album is also filled with many rare, sought after and undiscovered...
    This is Soul Jazz Records’ new journey into the heart of New Orleans and a guide to the city’s finest Funk music produced in the late 1960s and early 1970s.’ Featuring everyone from The Meters to Eddie Bo, Lee Dorsey to Betty Harris, this is a who’s who of the Crescent City’s most famous and most funky! The city of New Orleans has deep...
    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 bomb *3!!!With original pressings going at over £500 (and our own original 'yellow label' pressing going at £75!) we though we'd give you a chance if you didn't get it the first time around to grab...
    DiscoA Fine Selection of Independent Disco, Modern Soul and Boogie 1978-82Soul Jazz Records
    Fantastic new album of disco, modern soul and boogie from 1978-82 on Soul Jazz Records.This album is released to coincide with the massive new 360-page deluxe hardback book Disco – An Encyclopedic Guide To The Cover Art of Disco featuring over 2,000 album cover designs as well as over 700 12” sleeves, including sections on roller disco, disco instruction...
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    Soul of A Nation: Afro-Centric Visions in the Age of Black PowerUnderground Jazz, Street Funk & The Roots of Rap 1964-79Soul Jazz Records
    This album coincides with the massive new exhibition Soul of A Nation - Art in the Age of Black Power at Tate Modern, London. Watch Channel 4 news piece here Read Guardian feature here The album shows how the ideals of the civil rights movement, black power and black nationalism influenced the evolvement of radical African-American music in the...
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    TV Sound and ImageBritish Television, Film and Library Composers 1956-80Soul Jazz Records
    The 36 track 2CD album comes with 50-page book featuring text, biographies and photography. It also comes in a limited run two volume double-vinyl super-loud super-heavy gatefold sleeve editions. Compiled by Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) and sleevenotes biographies by Jonny Trunk (Trunk Records). TV Sound and Image features British composers who...
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    New fully remastered re-release of Soul Jazz Records’ ‘The World of Arthur Russell’, the seminal collection of Arthur Russell’s essential music is being released on limited-edition heavy deluxe triple vinyl and deluxe CD edition. This album brings together some of Russell’s best-loved and most accessible works including his wide-ranging...
    New Orleans Funk Vol. 3: The Original Sound of FunkTwo-Way-Pocky-Way, Gumbo Ya Ya and the Mardi Gras MamboSoul Jazz Records
    This new instalment of New Orleans Funk subtitled 'Two-Way-Pocky-Way, Gumbo Ya Ya and the Mardi Gras Mambo' features more classic New Orleans funk in all its forms.The syncopated percussion beat of the second line jazz parade bands, the secret language and dances of the Mardi Gras Indians, the mambo and latin rhythms of Professor Longhair and the city’s...
    NEW LTD. FIRST EDITION 300 copies. Only available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe. Stone-cold CLASSIC monster soul anthem! Sounds wicked! THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe...
    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 on Soul Jazz Records' set of KILLER New Orleans Funk 45s! FANTASTIC UNBELIEVEABLY SUPER-RARE £150+ FUNK BOMB Seminal New Orleans Eddie Bo production from the near legendary Explosions...
    Hold tight! Here is our 2nd Killer New Orleans Funk £200+ Bomb! Featuring Inell Young's searing vocal performance + James Black's seriously awesome drumming   + Eddie Bo arrangement and production!  100% Essential! THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and...
    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 with introductory sleevenotes by Bill Brewster (author of Last Night A DJ Saved My Life). Packed-full with Afro-Funk, Disco and Boogie all from Nigeria, this triple album/double CD set brings...
    Disco 2A Further Fine Selection of Independent Disco, Modern Soul and Boogie 1976-80Soul Jazz Records
    This is a second selection of independent disco records featuring rare and classic tracks originally released in the USA between the halcyon years of 1977 and 1985.This release features only the finest disco, modern soul and boogie and is compiled by Disco Patrick who put together for Soul Jazz Records the mighty 'Disco - An Encyclopedic Guide to the...
    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 to the brim with serious break-heavy, heavyweight funk tunes from classic New Orleans artists including Eddie Bo, Betty Harris, Dave Bartholomew, Johnny Adams and Eldridge Holmes (with...
    New Orleans SoulThe Original Sound Of New Orleans Soul 1960 - 1976Soul Jazz Records
    For more than ten years Soul Jazz Records have been exploring and documenting the sound of New Orleans Funk. Now we turn their attention to the flipside of this musical coin - New Orleans Soul. These two musical forms share a lineage that begins with the city’s enormous rhythm and blues explosion in the post-war 1940s and 1950s. New Orleans Soul incorporated...
    Soul of a Nation 2Jazz is the Teacher, Funk is the Preacher: Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk and the Roots of Rap in the Black Power Era 1969-75Soul Jazz Records
    Soul Jazz Records’ new release ‘Soul of A Nation: Jazz is the Teacher, Funk is the Preacher’ is a powerful new collection of radical jazz, street funk and proto-rap made in the era of Black Power (1969-75). This is the second ‘Soul of A Nation’ album released by Soul Jazz Records to coincide with the exhibition ‘Soul of a Nation – Art...
     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 KILLER New Orleans Funk 45 - Professor Longhair's massive Big Chief.Exact-replica bespoke New Orleans funk 45 BOMB.THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of...
    This is the 20th anniversary expanded edition of one of Soul Jazz Records earliest definitive releases: ‘Nu Yorica : Culture Clash In New York City – Experiments in Latin Music 1970-77’, a stunning and ground-breaking collection of music bringing together Latin, Soul, Jazz, Funk and more from the melting pot of New York City in the 1970s. Out-of-print...
    Only available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe. KILLER NEW ORLEANS FUNK PARTY BOMB!! One of the rarest of all New Orleans Funk singles issued here in exact repro artwork. The SEMINAL Dap Walk plus the mega-rare HEAVY B-side - hardcore! THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds...
    NEW SUPER LTD. first edition of 300 copies. Only available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe.ABSOLUTELY SEMINAL SOUL DISCO RARITY produced by the legendary PATRICK ADAMS. New York vocal quartet consisting of Dornell Chavous, Moses McNeil, Cleveland Dickerson and Harry...
    Soul Jazz Records are re-releasing keyboardist Eddie Russ’s seminal debut deep jazz LP Fresh Out (and the first album ever released on Soul Jazz Records!) in a new limited edition COLOURED vinyl 1000 copies worldwide (+ free download code) and new CD edition. Eddie Russ's Fresh Out was independently released in Detroit in 1974 and has remained a...
    New on Soul Jazz Records, the second volume of Delta Swamp Rock continues to journey into the heartland of the American south, exploring the musical links between country, rock and soul music in the 1960s and early 1970s.  Southern rock rose up in the 1970s on the huge commercial success of southern-based groups The Allman Brothers, Marshall...
    Killer new female Afro-Beat Funk from Nigeria in the 1970s. The Lijadu Sisters released a series of albums in the 1970s in Nigeria that blended heavyweight Afro-Beat with psychedelic Afro-Rock, High-Life, Disco and Soul in a truly unique combination. These albums are impossibly rare to find and this collection brings together the best of those recordings. The...
    EXCLUSIVE NEW 45rpm - ONLY available direct from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe.All time-killer New Orleans heavyweight funk bomb on loud 7" single! Betty Harris's seminal vocals, The Meters’ Leo Nocentelli and George Porter Jr + the incredible James Black on drums. They don't get much better than this!THIS 7-inch...
    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 Brief Encounter 'Human' 45. A massive slice of New Orleans genius - arranged by Wardell Quezergue, produced by Senator Jones, originally released locally in New Orleans in 1979. It's a bomb!...
    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 the 1960s - all written, produced and arranged by the legendary Allen Toussaint, and featuring the cream of New Orleans musicians and the incredible Meters. All of these singles featured...
    In collaboration with Tate Liverpool, Soul Jazz Records release this stunning new collection entitled The World of Keith Haring featuring music influential to the artist Keith Haring including Fab 5 Freddy, Yoko Ono, Gray (Jean-Michel Basquiat’s group), The Jonzun Crew, Larry Levan, Talking Heads, Sylvester, Johnny Dynell and many others. The World...
    Check this out - lost album from Marvin Gaye, the follow up to What's Going On! Holy moly - Now that's not something you're going to see every day! Quality double vinyl album that we would say is pretty much 100% essential to buy! 'You’re The Man' is Marvin Gaye's lost album from 1972. The album - that was proposed to follow-up the monumental 'What’s...
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    ‘Space Funk – Afro Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-84’, is an intergalactic journey into black space, fuelled by funk, powered by computers. ‘Space Funk’ is a lovingly compiled collection of superb, rare and off-the-wall space funk and electro releases mostly released on small independent labels in the late 1970s and 1980s. Reactors...
    NEW SUPER LTD 300 copies. Only available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe. MASSIVE drum breaks and heavyweight MIAMI FEMALE FUNK. YVONNE FAIR was one of the earliest James Brown vocalists. This is the only release she made in Florida for Henry Stone's...
    NEW EXCLUSIVE SUPER LTD. edition of 300 copies. Only available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe. KILLER, KILLER 100% Nu Yorican LATIN FUNK masterpiece just landed! Alongside 'Latin Strut' (also available on a ltd. edition 7") this is one of the toughest latin/funk tunes ever recorded in New York in 1974. THE BOMB! THIS...
    EXCLUSIVE NEW 45rpm - ONLY available direct from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe. KILLER rare groove funk bomb! This is a monster HEAVY FUNK double-sider! THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. It is a very limited 500-copies...
    This is the first ever single from The Wild Magnolias - a massive, massive slice of super-percussive New Orleans second line funk meets Mardi Gras Indian chants and rhymes. Originally issued on the tiny independent Crescent City label in New Orleans in 1970. This was the only ever release on this bespoke label and is issued here on Soul...
    All of the music featured here on this new Soul Jazz Records collection was created by Brazilian artists living and working in the USA in the 1970s. The album brings together some of these finest works and comes complete with extensive notes that explains the path these musicians took from Brazil to the USA and shows the political and musical links...
    LAST COPIES!!! - GOING,GOING ...........Soul Jazz Records’  Exclusive Limited-Edition New Orleans Funk 7” Box Set comprising five classic New Orleans’ seven-inch singles reproduced here in exact replica bespoke label artwork and all digitally re-mastered. Seriously rare, killer and classic party tunes from the Big Easy, brought together...
    Soul Jazz Records’ are releasing Tee Mac’s ‘Night Illusion’, a lost classic Nigerian Afro soul meets disco boogie funk album originally released in Nigeria in 1980. Impossibly hard to find, the record remains practically unknown outside of Nigeria. Tee Mac Omatshola Iseli is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger and features...
    Absolutely essential jazz funk album! A rare groove classic and the only album James Mason recorded. Every track's a winner but look out for "Sweet Power Your Embrace", "Free" and "Slick City" in particular! You need this album!!
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    Rare Groove Holy Grail! Produced by Roy Ayers with cult version of "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" plus rare-groove fave "Daylight"!! Very highly recommended!
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    100% Stone-cold rare groove classic. "Walk that Walk" is a heavyweight monster tune. ESSENTIAL!By 1974, 31 year-old Weldon Irvine was ready for the next phase of his career. Having spent years working variously as a pianist, band leader, composer, arranger and road manager with the likes of Joe Henderson and Nina Simone, his breakout moment as a solo...
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    BACK IN PRINT - LONG OUT!Essential psychedelic soul/rock Rotary Connection album featuring the legendary "I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun", "Love Has Fallen On Me" and more! A Charles Stepney-produced masterpiece! Can't recommend this enough! Ace!
    CHECK THIS OUT!!! SUPERB sweet, sweet rare uplifting soul 45! ONLY  available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe.  Richard Brown's Sweet and Kind was originally released and distributed locally in Gary, Indiana, in the mid-west of USA on the tiny Steeltown...
    His only solo album, recorded just before his untimely death: great psychedelic soul featuring a cover of Curtis Mayfield's "Hard Times" and Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come".
    Inner City Beat !Detective Themes, Spy Music and Imaginary ThrillersSoul Jazz Records
    Soul Jazz Records new release Inner City Beat! Detective Themes, Spy Music and Imaginary Thrillers  is a unique CD (and 2LP) release + an exclusive limited-edition specially created 60-page graphic novel (by the mysterious cult 1960s pulp-fiction writer Mark ‘Badly’ Antringham). The music on the album is...
    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 100% essential tunes 'Woman of The Ghetto', 'California Soul' and much more.
    Insane percussive heavy 60s party Mambo recorded in the Bahamas + Hypnotic 60s calypso recorded in Port-au-Prince. Caribbean party vibes on this Soul Jazz Records 45 only available EXCLUSIVELY to customers of Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe! Very limited 300 copies!
    Essential rare groove masterpiece!
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    Long awaited debut album from South London's finest - Yussef Kamaal!  Ever since their 22a Boiler Room show in 2015 there has been big hype around these guys. 'Black Focus' is here, and will only enhance the hype. The album is all about keys and drums, expertly provided by Kamaal Williams (aka Henry Wu) and Yussef Dayes....
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    LAST COPIES EVER!! GOING FAST!! Soul Jazz Records’  Soul 7” Box Set comprising five fantastic 70s soul seven-inch singles reproduced here in exact replica bespoke label artwork and all digitally re-mastered. Previously only available individually and direct from Soul Jazz Records website. Seriously rare, killer and classic...
    It's been 14 long years since the ground-breaking "Voodoo" LP, the most revolutionary soul artist of our generation D'Angelo returns with this amazing new album "Black Messiah"!!! The provocative title is an empowering message that is politically charged and is a aspirational call.  For us, his songwriting, musicianship and glorious distinct...
    Congo Revolution Box SetAfrica Latin, Jazz and Funk: Sounds From The Two Congos (1957-73)Soul Jazz Records
    This unique box-set edition is only available as a one-off pressing seven-inch box set which brings together a stunning five-single/ ten track selection of mind-blowingly groovy selection of African, Latin, Jazz and Funk music from the Congo. Absolutely killer and essential tracks (mostly unknown) from the masters of the vibrant Congo scene in the...