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    Fela KutiStalemate / Fear Not For ManKnitting Factory Records
    The two titles from these 1977 albums are fiercely anti-authoritarian blasts at the Nigerian governmental regime while on 'Don't Worry About My Mouth O',...
      Santeria: Songs for the OrishasGrupo Oba-IluSoul Jazz Records
      This release shows the authentic music of Cuba's Santeria - which lies at the heart of all Afro-Cuban music and influenced the music and ideas of artists...
      • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Eleggua
      • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Ogun
      • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Ochosi
      • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Babalu Aye
      • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Obbatala
      • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Shango
      • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Oya
      • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Oshun
      • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Yemaya
      • Santeria: Songs for the Orishas – Eleggua (Instrumental)
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      Paul RobesonThe Glorious Voice Of Paul RobesonMfp
      Rare 1930s recordings from the legendary black oratory vocalist.
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        Margie JosephMakes A New Impression / Phase IIVolt
        Two albums from 1970/71 on one CD with epic versions of "Stop! In The Name Of Love" and "My World Is Empty Without You", both of which are given the extended...
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          BasquiatA Quick Killing In ArtQuartet Books
          The best-selling biography of the controversial artist and a vivid account of the fast times in which he lived...and died. Painter Jean-Michel Basquiat...
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          Hold On To Your DreamsArthur Russell And The Downtown Music Scene, 1973-1992Duke University Press
          If you are in anyway interested in Arthur Russell then you have to buy this book! 400-odd pages of seriously researched stuff - this is Arthur Russell's...
          Luv JamMature Oak (Cottam Remix)Phonica White Series
          Limited to 444 copies, Phonica press up a white label of sumptuous deep house from Luv Jam, backed with a remix that sees Cottam squeeze the acidic elements...
          • Luv Jam – Mature Oak
          • Luv Jam – Mature Oak (Cottam Remix)
          Orlando JuliusThe Afro SoundersVoodoo Funk
          Marrying traditional African rhythms with the bold arrangements and highly melodic sounds of American pop, soul, funk and R&B. Orlando Julius and...
          • Orlando Julius – Yio Si Da Miliki Beat
          • Orlando Julius – Afro Instrumental
          • Orlando Julius – Osika Ranti
          • Orlando Julius – Buje Buje
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          Johnny KeatingRobbery (1967)Vocalion
          Johnny Keating’s name was legendary within big band and jazz circles in both the UK and America during the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. Through...
          • Johnny Keating – Born To Lose
          • Johnny Keating – Accident
          • Johnny Keating – Breaking Into The Mail Van
          Blues For New OrleansMardi Gras And America's Creole SoulUniversity Of Pennsylvania Press
          There is no more powerful celebration of the happy gumbo of life in New Orleans than Mardi Gras. In Carnival, music is celebrated along the city's spiderweb...
          AstrodynamicsRekordah PresentsRekordah
          Astro:Dynamics launches in style with a 16 track compilation of previously unreleased material from a rich variety of some of the most critically acclaimed...
          • Lukid – Pleurisy
          • Tapes – Oberheimer
          • Coco Bryce – The Cliche
          • Slugabed – Clunk Clunk
          • Metske – Isotopic
          • Lower – Heartbroken
          Carl MeeksHaul And Pull Up SelectorPhotograper
          big dancehall tune released in 1989 with version
          • Carl Meeks – Haul And Pull Up
          In Living The True Gods (DVD)Classic Stones Throw Music Videos & InterviewsStones Throw
          Includes music videos for Madvillain, Quasimoto, MED, Dilla, James Pants, Aloe Blacc..., as welll as a 2003 interview with Dilla, live performances from...
          John ColtraneHis LIfe And MusicUniversity Of Michigan Press
          This is a definitive assessment of the life and work of jazz musician John Coltrane, based on new interviews with his colleagues and never-before-published...
          Ocean Of Sound by David ToopAether Talk, Ambient Sound and Imaginary WorldsSerpent's Tail
          Sun Ra, Brian Eno, Lee Perry, Kate Bush, Kraftwerk, Aphex Twin, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Brian Wilson are interviewed in this extraordinary work of sonic history...
          Toro Y MoiUnderneath The PineCarpark
          Following up his debut 'Causers Of This', is the hugely anticipated album from 23 Year-old Chaz Bundick aka Toro Y Moi on Carpark! Drawing on influences...
          • Toro Y Moi – intro/chi chi
          • Toro Y Moi – new beat
          • Toro Y Moi – go with you
          • Toro Y Moi – divina
          • Toro Y Moi – got blinded
          • Toro Y Moi – still sound
          Shackleton / T++/ Mordant MusicFireworksHonest Jon's
          The second of two releases from Shackleton on Honest Jons! Shackleton's 'Fireworks' picks up where his single 'Man On A string' left off. A malevolent...
          • Shackleton – Fireworks
          • T++ – Fireworks Aussen Vor Remix
          Lonnie JordanDifferent Moods Of Me (1978)MCA
          War-style latin funk jazz fusions from War member Lonnie Jordan. Funky!
          • Lonnie Jordan – Nasty
          Looking BackThe Jamaican Chart Hits of 1958 & 1959Sunrise
          Collecting 59 tracks on 2 discs - the biggest selling records in Jamaica during the last two years of the fifties - these are the sounds that shaped the...
          Errol CarterManish WaterSuccess
          killer vocal cut from the mid 70s produced by rupie edwards.one of two new reissues on success records both are very clean press, don't let these get away!!
          • Errol Carter – Manish Water
          • Rupie Edwards All Stars – Baba Dub
          Steely DanGaucho (1980)MCA
          Just like "The Royal Scam" was the darker predecessor of the already-grim "Katy Lied," likewise "Gaucho" is the darker sister of "Aja." This is the last...
          • Steely Dan – Hey Nineteen
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          Bobby HutchersonHappenings (1967)Blue Note
          Hardcore deep jazz with Bobby joined by Herbie Hancock, Bob Cranshaw and Joe Chambers
          • Bobby Hutcherson – Rojo
          Sun RaMedia DreamsArt Yard
          Recorded in Italy in 1978 this is Sun Ra at his most obscure. The group features John Gilmore on sax, Luqman Ali on drums and Michael Ray on trumpet.
          • Sun Ra – Saturn Research
          • Sun Ra – Constellation
          • Sun Ra – Yera of the Sun
          • Sun Ra – Media Dreams
          • Sun Ra – Twigs at Twilight
          • Sun Ra – An Unbeknoweth Love
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          Roy BuddPick Yourself Up!! (1967)Marble Arch Records
          Rare UK jazz from Roy Budd. His first LP recorded in early 1965 with Peter McGurk on bass with the orchestra and Dave Holland on bass with the trio and...
            Fleetwood MacTusk (1979)Warner Bros
            'Difficult' follow-up album to the omnipotent 'Rumours'. Nice and left-field and includes the twisted title-track 'Tusk'. Vinyl Beautifully re-mastered...
              Contemporary Afro BeatA Fine Selection Of Some Of Today's Most Exciting Afro Beat Bands From All Over The WorldTramp
              This, the third in Tramp's "Contemporary..." series, proves that Afro-Beat is anything but dead in 2011, compiling the exciting sounds of Odu, Afromotive,...
              • Fanga – Crache La Douleur
              • Odu – Afrobeat Principles #1
              • N'Ghare Hi Power Band – Campus Rock
              • Aphrodesia – Special Girl
              • Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble – P.D.P.
              • Jojo Quo & His Challengers – Every Woman Is Good Woman
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              Toots And The Maytals54 46 Was My NumberBeverleys
              Stone cold jump up classic with pressure drop on the b-side
              • Toots And The Maytals – 54 46 Was My Number
              • Toots And The Maytals – Pressure Drop
              Valentine BrothersMoney's Too Tight To Mention (1982)Energy Records
              Party Classic!
              • Valentine Brothers – Money's Too Tight (To Mention)
              Set The ToneRap Your Love (1983)Island
              • Set The Tone – Rap Your Love
              Glass, A Portrait Of Philip In Twelve Parts (2009)A Film By Scott HicksLace Digital Media
              Scott Hicks directs this biographical film about the life and work of composer Philip Glass. Breaking his life down into 12 distinct stages, the film explores...
              The Filth and the Fury (1999)A Sex Pistols film by Julien TempleFilm4
              Julien Temple directs this documentary profile of the Sex Pistols - Johnny Rotten (née Lydon), Glen Matlock, Paul Jones, Steve Cook and Sid Vicious...
              The Negro In The CaribbeanEric WilliamsA&B Books Publishers
              Prime minister of Trinidad and Tobego from 1961 to his death in 1981 wrote this groundbreaking scholarly study of the Afro-Caribbean history, when he was...
              The MetersRejuvenationWarner Bros
              Classic funk album from 1974 featuring the massive "Just Kissed My Baby", "People Say", "What 'Cha Say", "Jungle Man", "Hey Pocky Away", "It Ain't No Use"...
              • The Meters – People Say
              • The Meters – Just Kissed My Baby
              • The Meters – What' cha Say
              • The Meters – Jungle Man
              • The Meters – Hey Pocky A-way
              • The Meters – It Ain't No Use
              • The Meters – Africa
              CultureCulture At Joe Gibbs17 North Parade
              Four bumper CDs compiling everything recorded by Culture for the one and only Joe Gibbs. Three classic albums (Two Sevens Clash; Baldhead Bridge; More...
              Carriacou String Band SerenadePerforming Identity In The Eastern CaribbeanWesleyan University Press
              Every year, on a weekend before Christmas, the small Caribbean island of Carriacou, Grenada, holds its annual Parang Festival, featuring concerts, performances...
              1978 self-titled debut album from the Philly jazz-fusion group. Featuring a warm, smooth aesthetic and flawless production, Breakwater's cohesive sound...
              • Breakwater – Work It Out
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              Black Rhythms Of PeruReviving African Musical Heritage In The Black PacificWesleyan University Press
              In the late 1950s to 1970s, an Afro-Peruvian revival brought the forgotten music and dances of Peru's African musical heritage to Lima's theatrical stages....
              Rumba RulesThe Politics Of Dance Music In Mobutu's ZaireDuke University Press
              Mobutu Sese Seko, who ruled Zaire (now the Democratic Republic Congo) from 1965 until 1997, was fond of saying "happy are those who sing and dance," and...
              A Tribe Called QuestPeople's Instinctive Travels & The Paths Of RhythmJive
              Essential first Tribe album featuring all the hits. 'I Left My Wallet In El Segundo', 'Bonita Applebum', 'Can I Kick It', 'Description Of a Fool' and more!
                David BowieThe Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars (1972)RCA International
                Seminal concept album with all killer tracks. So good it hurts!Special edition vinyl available - 2003 Mix at Abbey Road Studios!
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                  Bossa NovaAnd the Rise of Brazilian Music In The 1960sSoul Jazz Records
                  This double-CD is a concise guide to the music of bossa nova and comes with an extensive 75-page photographic mini-book with stunning photographs of Brazilian...
                  • Elis Regina – Roda
                  • Roberto Menescal – Inverno
                  • Joao Gilberto – O Sapo
                  • Ginga Trio – Yemanja
                  • Jorge Ben – Lalari-Olala
                  • Dorival Caymmi – Berimbau
                  • Sergio Mendes & Bossa Rio – Primitivo
                  • Nara Leao – Birimbau
                  • Tamba Trio – Mas Que Nada
                  • Baden Powell & Vinicius Moraes – Canto de Ossanha
                  • Zimbo Trio – Zimbo Samba
                  • Gilberto Gil – Viramundo
                  • Elis Regina – Menino Das Laranjas
                  • Edu Lobo – Jogo De Roda
                  • Elizete Cardoso – Vida Bela
                  • Dom Um Romao – Jangal
                  • Wanda Sa – Adriana
                  • Elizete Cardoso – E De Lei
                  • Antonio Carlos Jobim – O Morro Nao Tem Vez
                  • Edu Lobo – Ponteio
                  • Tamba 4 – Samba Blim
                  • Pery Ribeiro – Canto Negro
                  • Maria Bethania – Ye-Mele
                  • Miltinho – Faca Como Eu
                  • Jorge Ben – Rosa, Menina Rosa
                  • Milton Nascimento – Tres Pontas
                  • Baden Powell & Vinicius De Moraes – Canto De Xango
                  • Zelia Barbosa – Carcara
                  • Tamba Trio – Boranda
                  • Geraldo Vandre – Hora De Lutar
                  • Elis Regina – Tereza Sabe Sambar
                  • Edu Lobo – Aguaverde
                  • Jorge Ben – Carnaval Triste
                  • Marilia Medalha – Maria Moita
                  Courtney MelodyNinja Mi NinjaFirehouse
                  Tuff 80's digital anthem out of king tubby's studio, with stark rhythm on the b-side.
                  • Courtney Melody – Ninja Mi Ninja
                  David BowiePinups (1973)RCA
                  Aladdin Sane era Bowie goes slightly left-field, with an album of groovy covers of tunes he likes! Top versions of Them, Pretty Things, Yardbirds, Easybeats,...
                    Vikki CarrFor Once In My Life Liberty (1969)
                    Nice jazz pop lady singing live at Persian Room, 1968. Rare LP!
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                      Orphan101Propa/DisembleApple Pips
                      Apple Pips is proud to present another original new talent from the Bristol bass underground – Orphan101. Having cut his teeth on Bristol pirate...
                      • Orphan101 – Propa
                      • Orphan101 – Disemble
                      Toots & The MaytalsFunky Kingston
                      Without doubt one of the best Reggae albums of all time - includes 'Sit Right Down', 'Pomps and Pride', 'Louie Louie', 'It Was Written Down' and of course,...
                        Touching From A DistanceIan Curtis And Joy DivisionFaber And Faber
                        Written by Ian Curtis's ex-wife (Deborah), this is one of the best books about Ian Curtis, Joy Division, Factory and Manchester. In "Touching from a Distance"...
                        1000 Names / Slow Hand Motem / Beem / PixelordTropical Heat Volume 2Myor
                        Volume 2 in Myor's Tropical Heat compilation series offers another 6 tunes by some of the best contemporary Skweee & Beats producers around. Canada's...
                        • Slow Hand Motëm – Boom Respekt Boom
                        • Beem – Automan
                        • s.y.z – spirits and demons
                        Dancing WisdomEmbodied Knowledge In Haitian Vodou, Cuban Yoruba and Bahian CandombleUniversity Of Illinois Press
                        Haiti, Cuba and Bahia in Brazil each mantain African-derived religious systems, albeit in the new world, that rely heavily on dance behaviour. Combining...
                        Tito Puente: When the Drums Are DreamingJosephine PowellAuthorHouse
                        Ernesto "Tito" Puente born in 1923 in Spanish Harlem is a tale about an impoverished Puerto Rican boy who grew up with the advent of radio and American...