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    Ancient Slavonic ChantsIvan Koukouzel Angeloglassny Ensemble (1994)Smithsonian Folkways
    Sacred voices, recorded in Bulgaria.
    • Ancient Slavonic Chants – Voskreseniya Den (The Day of the Resurrection)(Neophyte Riisky- from Easter Matins)
    Junkanoo BandKey West (1964)Smithsonian Folkways
    Carnival music from the Bahamas. Crazy, heavy rhythms and songs. Recommended.
      African and Afro-American DrumsAfrican And Afro-American Drums (1954)Smithsonian Folkways
      Excellent roots African-derived  drum recordings from the 1950s. Recommended music from Bahamas, Brazil, Congo, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Nigeria, Rwanda,...
      • African and Afro-American Drums – Ceremonial Drums 4:39
      Angela DavisAngela Davis Speaks (1971)Smithsonian Folkways
      Radical Black Panther and black communist speaks out! Fascinating stuff including inteviews about and around the radical poet.
      • Angela Davis – Introduction
      Nancy DupreeGhetto Reality (1969)Smithsonian Folkways
      Black poet Nancy Dupree accompanied by a group of young kids. Songs include tributes to, amongst others, James Brown.
      • Nancy Dupree – James Brown
      Sarah Webster FabioSoul Ain't Soul Is: Poems by Sarah Webster Fabio (1973)Smithsonian Folkways
      Sarah Webster's black poetry. Some tracks feature conga accompaniment in a Gil Scott Heron/Last Poets stylee! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
      • Sarah Webster Fabio – Soul ain't: soul is
      Langston HughesThe Voice Of Langston HughesSmithsonian Folkways
      Includes the classic "I've Known Rivers", later recorded by Gary Bartz ("The Negro Speaks Of Rivers")
      • Langston Hughes – The negro speaks of rivers
      Sarah Webster FabioTogether To The Tune Of Coltrane's Equinox (1977)Smithsonian Folkways
      Sarah Webster Fabio raps her poetry over some funky tunes and deep jazz (such as Coltrane's "Equinox"). Recommended.
      • Sarah Webster Fabio – Eclipse
      Vodun-Rada Rite for ErzulieVodun-Rada Rite for Erzulie (1975)Smithsonian Folkways
      Live recording of a Voodoo ritual ceremony recorded in Haiti. Heavy!
      • Vodun-Rada Rite for Erzulie – Part 1
      Van MorrisonVan Morrison His Band And The Street Choir (1970)Warner Bros.
      Van the man's fourth album, following on from 'Astral Weeks' and 'Moondance', features one of his best selling singles "Domino"
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        Alice ColtraneEternity (1976)Warner Bros
        Later deep jazz album from the legendary Alice Coltrane featuring strings and more!
        • Alice Coltrane – Los Caballos
        Patrick JuvetGot A Feeling (1978)Casablanca
        Jacques Morali production with a 14 minute version of the classic disco hit "I Love America"!Original vinyl (sleeve wear)
          Urbie GreenLet's Face The Music And Dance (1957)RCA Victor
          Trombonist Green sweetly swings his big band through arrangements by Al Cohn and Irwin KostalOriginal = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG (spines part...
            FunkadelicFree Your Mind and Your Ass Will FollowWestbound
            Essential wigged-out rocky funk! Out-there psychedelic brilliance!
              Super Funk PresentsFunk Soul SistersBGP
              Excellent compilation of female Funk and Soul featuring Fontella Bass, Betty Bibbs, Thelma Jones, Little Ann and many many more Highly recommended !
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                Langston HughesLangston Hughes' Jericho - Jim Crow (1964)Smithsonian Folkways
                Performance by Langston Hughes.
                • Langston Hughes – Jericho-Jim Crow (Part I)
                Music of CubaMusic of Cuba (1985)Smithsonian Folkways
                Various songs and rhythms recorded in Cuba including Rumbas, Santeria, Son and Guarachas.
                • Palo Forte Musicians – Two Palos
                SylvesterSylvester & Step IIFantasy
                Features the 100% essential all-time disco classics 'Over and Over' and 'You Make Me Feel'
                  James Brown's ProductionsThe Godfather's R&B 1962-67BGP
                  This is a superb new compilation of James Brown's early productions from 1962-67. Featuring super-rare cuts, this CD clearly shows Brown's journey from...
                  • Dizzy Jones – I don't care
                  • James crawford – Got no excuse
                  • Elsie mae – Do you really want to rescue me part one
                  Haiti Confidential (1958)The Inscrutable music of Haiti...definite, authentic, for the initiateSmithsonian Folkways
                  Covering a broad spectrum, this collection includes vodou ritual drumming (using tanbou, a type of drums used for this religious practice of African origin);...
                  • Haiti Confidential (1958) – Paulette
                  Isaac HayesThe Man! The Ultimate Isaac Hayes 1969-1977Stax
                  Brilliant two disc round-up of essential Isaac Hayes tracks. Recommended!
                    The Sacred Rhythms of Cuban SanteriaThe Sacred Rhythms of Cuban Santeria (1984)Smithsonian Folkways
                    These recordings of Santería drumming and singing rituals feature four Cuban Santería groups calling the gods (orishas) by performing rhythmic...
                    • The Sacred Rhythms of Cuban Santeria – Inle
                    Langston HughesThe Story Of Jazz: The First Album Of Jazz For Children (1954)Smithsonian Folkways
                    Langston Hughes narrates the history and evolution of Jazz in the USA. Classic recording.
                    • Langston Hughes – The Beginnings/Blues
                    Shirley BrownWoman To WomanStax
                    Classic Southern Soul with the seminal 'telephone' introduction to the title track plus the beautiful "As Long As You Love Me"
                      Aleem Featuring Leroy BurgessShock (1987)Atlantic
                      The Aleem Brothers with Leroy Burgess in 80's electro-funk shocker! Mint shrinkwrapped original opened once.
                        Brooks Arthur EnsembleSole Forms (1966)Verve
                        Jazz meets Classical with wordless vocals for added ambience!Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl...
                          Doug Hammond David Durrah Otis Harris And Charles MetcaReflections In The Sea Of NurnenTribe
                          C-L-A-S-S-I-C deep jazz masterpiece on the cult indy label Tribe out of Detroit! This is essential leftfield jazz with vocals and a soul music influence...
                          • Doug Hammond David Durrah Otis Harris And Charles Metca – Wake Up Brothers
                          • Doug Hammond David Durrah Otis Harris And Charles Metca – Moves
                          Bongo, Backra & CoolieJamaican Roots Vol. 1 (1975)Smithsonian Folkways
                          Excellent songs, rhythms and chants of kumina, convince music and Jamaican East Indian music. Really, really heavyweight!
                          • Bongo, Backra & Coolie – Asosowata
                          Voices of the Civil Rights MovementBlack American Freedom Songs 1960-1966smithsonian folkways
                          This super double-CD reissue documents a central aspect of the cultural environment of the Civil Rights Movement, acknowledging songs as the language that...
                          • Voices of the Civil Rights Movement – Freedom now chant
                          Fly Girls!B-Boys Beware: Revenge Of The Super Female RappersSoul Jazz Records
                          ‘Fly Girls!’ celebrates the 30th anniversary of female rap on record This double-CD (and limited edition two volumes of super-loud double-vinyl)...
                          • JJ Fad – Ya Goin' Down
                          • Princess MC – Pump Up The Funk
                          • Tanya Winley – Vicious Rap
                          • Sweet Tee – I Got Da Feelin'
                          • Nikki Giovanni – Ego Tripping
                          • MC Lyte – Cha Cha Cha
                          • Two Sisters – B-Boys Beware
                          • Cookie Crew – Secrets of Success
                          • Sequence – Simon Says
                          • Bahamadia – Paper Thin
                          • Sparky D – I Can't Stop
                          • Queen Latifah Featuring Monie Love – Ladies First
                          • Lady B – To The Beat Y'All
                          • Camille Yarbrough – Take Yo' Praise
                          • Missy Elliot – The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
                          • Dimples D – Sucker DJ
                          • She Rockers – Give It A Rest
                          • Sarah Webster Fabio – Glimpses
                          • The Kryptic Krew featuring Tina B – Jazzy Sensation
                          • Roxanne Shanté – Bite This
                          Black Music Of Two WorldsBlack Music Of Two Worlds (1977)Smithsonian Folkways
                          Compiled and annotated by John Storm Roberts - who wrote 'The Latin Tinge' and 'Black Music Of Two Worlds' - two excellent books. 33 tracks ranging from...
                            Calypso AwakeningFrom The Emory Cook Collection 1956-1962Smithsonian Folkways
                            Trinidadian Calypso at its height! A flourishing of Calypso creativity, a dramatic period in Trinidad's history and an audio engineer inspired these exciting...
                            • Wrangler – Bongo Man
                            FirehouseFirehouse (1973)Elstree Hill
                            Richard Roundtree gives an emotional performance as a dedicated black firefighter, who is a fish out of water, in an all-white firehouse. Somehow through...
                            The Black Cobra 3Manila ConnectionElstree Hill
                            Detective Robert Malone leaves behind normal police duties to return to the Phillipines in search of a group of high-tech international weapons thieves....
                            KumaDawn Stepped Outside [Horsepower MK7 mix]Immerse
                            Immerse Records are back and look what they have brought with them...the return of Horsepower Productions (of early Tempa fame), here we see them tackle...
                            • Kuma – Dawn stepped out [horsepower mk7 mix]
                            • Kontext – Plumes [Ramadanman refix]
                              KutzTravelling / StaticSoul Jazz Records
                              Soul Jazz Records are pleased to introduce to you, Kutz!!!!!!! Some of you may not be familiar with the sound of fresh new talent, Kutz hailing from...
                              • Kutz – Travelling
                              • Kutz – Static
                              Boogie Down ProductionsGhetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip HopJive
                              'Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop' is the third, classic album from Boogie Down Productions.
                                A Tribe Called QuestMidnight Marauders (1993)Jive
                                C-L-A-S-S-I-C! "Award Tour", "Electric Relaxation" and loads more!
                                • A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight marauders tour guide
                                Bullwackies All StarsBlack WorldWackies
                                It’s a tough album, with Sibbles guiding the selection as well as sharing bass duties — there are versions of his classic composition Guiding...
                                  Spank Rock and Benny BlancoBangers and CashDowntown
                                  Filthy booty bass offering from Spank Rock and Benny Blanco! This is a tribute to seminal Miami bass group 2 Live Crew! Filthy lyrics and tough beats! Check...
                                  • Spank Rock and Benny Blanco – Bootay
                                  • Spank Rock and Benny Blanco – Loose
                                  • Spank Rock and Benny Blanco – Pussy
                                  DJ DesignJetlagLook Records
                                  DJ Design was an early member of the Stones Throw roster, and has since cut his teeth as the head of Look Records, which has dropped stellar albums from...
                                    The SkatalitesRed ChinaKing Edwards
                                    Ska two sider featuring The Skatalites and Eric Morris on clean repress
                                    • The Skatalites – Red China
                                    Ultimate Breaks and BeatsInstrumentalsStreet Beat
                                    The Street beat records crew are back again with this wicked 13 track instrumental album of classic funk and soul bangers! Yes! You heard right INSTRUMENTALS! ...
                                    • Ultimate Breaks and Beats – Do the funky penguin
                                    • Ultimate Breaks and Beats – Get me back on time (engine number 9)
                                    • Ultimate Breaks and Beats – I beleive in miracles
                                    • Ultimate Breaks and Beats – Cramp your style
                                    • Ultimate Breaks and Beats – The mexican
                                    Miles DavisA Tribute to Jack Johnson (1971)Columbia
                                    Heavyweight jazz electric fusion soundtrack to film featuring Miles alongside Herbie Hancock, Billy Cobham, Steve Grossman.
                                      Herbie HancockMan-Child (1975)Columbia
                                      Classic fusion album featuring a killer set of funky-jazz fusion. Heavyweight!
                                      • Herbie Hancock – hang Up Your hang ups
                                      Cotti Vs ChefalEat Dirt / Latest TechnologySoul Jazz Records
                                      Second of four killer Dubstep 12”s (two of which are by Cotti) released on the same day on Soul Jazz Records. Cotti’s numerous white label...
                                      • Cotti – Eat Dirt
                                      • Cotti Vs Chefal – Lastest Technology
                                      Lonnie Liston SmithAstral Travelling (1973)Flying Dutchman
                                      Classic album of deep, deep, funky jazz......Includes 'Astral Travelling', as covered by Pharoah Sanders. Heavyweight line-up including Cecil McBee on...
                                        Cotti VS King SolyTruth Hurts/Bass Changed My LifeSoul Jazz Records
                                        One of four killer Dubstep 12”s (two of which are by Cotti) released on the same day on Soul Jazz Records.Cotti’s numerous white label heavyweight...
                                        • Cotti – Truth Hurts
                                        • King Soly – Bass Changed My Life