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    Grant GreenGreen Street (1961)Blue Note
    Guitarist Green's second album on Blue Note. With Ben Tucker bass and Dave Bailey drums. 180 gram version includes a bonus, alternate take of 'Alone...
    • Grant Green – Grant's Dimensions
    • Reissue LP£13.99
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    Larry YoungHeaven On Earth (1968)Blue Note
    Deep, deep funky organ jazz from Young on Blue Note, 1968. What a year! Larry Young - organ, Byard Lancaster - alto saxophone, flute, Herbert...
    • Larry Young – The Infant
    • Reissue LP£12.99
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    Music IncLive At Slugs' Volume II Strata-East
    Music Inc was the group of Strata East co-founders Charles Tolliver and Stanley Cowell alongside Cecil McBee and Jimmy Hopps. Sluggs was the legendary...
    • Music Inc – Wilpan's
    • Reissue LP£8.99
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    Junior ReidLook How LongVolcano
    originally released in 1985 on the back to back album with leroy smart, on the "real rock" rhythm produced by henry junjo lawes.
    • Junior Reid – Look How Long
    • 7"£4.99
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    Lou DonaldsonMidnight Creeper (1968)Blue Note
    Blue Note, 68. Saxophonist Donaldson joined by Blue Mitchell, George Benson, Lonnie Smith and Leo Smith (Idris Muhammad). Heavyweight soul jazz. Original=...
    • Lou Donaldson – Midnight Creeper
    • Lou Donaldson – Love Power
    • Reissue LP£9.99
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    John Dankworth (1966)Modesty Blaise ( Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album ) Harkit Records
    UK composer tackles the 60s beast that is Modesty Blaise, plus bonus tracks. On clear heavyweight vinyl.
    • John Dankworth (1966) – Modesty Blaise - Mambo Version
    • LP£19.99
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    Lonnie SmithMove Your Hand (1969)Blue Note
    Oh man, this is so heavy. The super-deep 'Move Your Hand' along with twisted vocals and hypnotic, incessant rhythm is one of the heaviest sounds of all...
    • Lonnie Smith – Move Your Hand
    • Reissue LP£12.99
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    Don CarlosMr SunVolcano
    top top roots vocal from don carlos early 80s dancehall produced by henry junjo lawes with stripped down dub on the flip.
    • Don Carlos – Mr Sun
    • 7"£5.99
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    John ColtraneOle Coltrane (1962)Atlantic
    Recorded in 1961, this was Coltrane's last album for Atlantic before his seminal Impulse albums. Amazingly this album is the template for the Impulse sound....
    • John Coltrane – Olé
    • LP (180 gram)£21.99
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    The Roland Kirk Quartet Featuring Elvin JonesRip, Rig & Panic (1965)Limelight
    Roland Kirk plus Elvin Jones, Jaki Byard and Richard Davis. This killer line-up makes 'Rip, Rig and Panic' one more essential Roland Kirk album (in fact...
    • The Roland Kirk Quartet Featuring Elvin Jones – No Tonic Pres
    • Reissue LP£11.99
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    Hugo MontenegroRocket Man (1975)RCA
    Twisted, electronic left-fieldness as Montenegro funks up Elton. Crazy.Original = Original UK Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
      • Original LP£8.99
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      Barrington LevySend Another MosesVolcano
      late 70s roots turning into dancehall produced by henry junjo lawes.
      • Barrington Levy – Send Another Moses
      • 7"£4.99
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      Leroy SmartSettle For MeVolcano
      released in 1985 on the "real rock" rhythm
      • Leroy Smart – Settle For Me
      • 7"£3.99
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      Bobby HutchersonSpiral (1968)Blue Note
      Recorded in 1968 but not released until 1979, this is Bobby Hutcherson's 'lost' Blue Note album. Bobby Hutcherson - vibraphone, marimba Harold...
      • Bobby Hutcherson – Jasper
      • Reissue LP£13.99
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      Lee MorganThe Rumproller (1965)Blue Note
      Classic soul jazz session from trumpeter Morgan with quality Blue Note line-up (as always) - Joe Henderson, Ronnie Mathews, Victor Sproles and Billy Higgins.
      • Lee Morgan – The Rumproller
      • Lee Morgan – Edda
      Rod TaylorThem Top RankingVolcano
      from the album "where is your love mankind" originally released in 1980 with dub on clean and loud press.
      • Rod Taylor – Them Top Ranking
      • 7"£4.99
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      Ronnie Foster Two Headed Freap (1972)Blue Note
      This includes the killer fusion jazz dance track 'Chunky'. This is keyboardist Ronnie Foster's debut for Blue Note (1972) and it's hard to understand...
      • Ronnie Foster – Chunky
      • Reissue LP£10.99
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      Christophe Lemaire Where Are You From?Now Again
      Sixteen tracks of global psychedelic rock, funk and folk rare grooves from 1968 until the present day compiled by Hermès creative director Christophe...
      • satwa – allegro piradissimo
      • kouroush yaghamaei – gole yakh
      • mrr-adm – 4our
      • galt macdermot – american express
      • mazhar ve fuat – adimiz miskindir bizim
      • CD£10.99
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      Wayne ShorterAdam's Apple (1966)Blue Note
      Seminal soul jazz with the classic 'Footprints'. Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Reggie Workman and Joe Chambers.
      • Wayne Shorter – adam's apple
      • Wayne Shorter – footprints
      • Reissue LP£19.99
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      • New LP (180g)£17.99
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      ken bootheartiebella ska versionstudio 1
      awesome 1st ska version with come running back on the b-side. don't let it fly...
      • ken boothe – artiebella ska version
      • 7"£3.99
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      Street Graphics CubaBarry DawsonThames and Hudson
      Much of today's most exuberant, most creative and most telling imagery is all around us, in the street. All over the world, the street has become a public...
      • Book (500g)£12.95
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      The Definition of Bounce Between Ups & Downs in New OrleansGarrett County Press
      Bounce music is a cultural thing. It's like jazz and blues. It's birthed in the United States.It's a product of New Orleans, Louisiana. DJ, producer and...
      • Book (650g)£33.50
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      Little BeaverBlack Rhapsody (1974)Cat
      Miami Funk instrumentalist supreme Little Beaver joined by the Alston/Cat in-house Miami sessioners. So deep it hurts!
      • Little Beaver – hit me with funky music
      Monguito Santamaria Blackout (1970)Fania
      Wicked latin funk bugalu on Fania from Mongo Santamaria's son no less. Arranged by Marty Sheller. Produced by Johnny Pacheco and Jerry Masucci.
      • Monguito Santamaria – Crying Time
      • Monguito Santamaria – You Need Help
      • Monguito Santamaria – I've Got To Find
      Charlie MingusBlues & Roots (1960)Atlantic
      Mingus in the zone, 1960 on Atlantic,  with Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
      • Charlie Mingus – wednesday night prayer meeting
      • New LP £16.99
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      • CD£7.99
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      Herbie MannBrazil - Once Again (1978)Atlantic
      Wicked Brazil Jazz fusion from 78 on Atlantic. ORIGINAL USA VINYL ISSUE
      • Herbie Mann – Pele
      • Herbie Mann – O Meu Amor Chorou
      • Original LP£9.99
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA vinyl
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      Culture Clash : Dread Meets Punk RockersBy Don LettsSAF
      A firsthand account in the words of the legendary Don Letts of the links he forged between the roots reggae sounds of his culture and the quickly growing...
      • Book (300g)£9.99
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      The Rough Guide to CubaBy Fiona McAuslanPenguin Books Ltd
      Guide to everything in Cuba!
      • Book (500g)£14.99
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      Miles Davis - The Studio Recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet, 1965-68By Keith WatersOxford University Press Inc
      The influence of Miles Davis's "second great quintet," consisting of Davis (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter...
      • Book (350g)£16.99
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      Banksy Locations (& Tours) : An Unofficial History of Graffiti Locations in LondonBy Martin BullShell Shock Publishing
      This unique, 100% unofficial, book is based on the free tours & location information that Martin Bull originally researched & offered to the public....
      • Book (350g)£9.50
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      Sacred Drums of Liberation : Religions and Music of Resistance in Africa and the DiasporaBy Ohadike, Don C.Africa Research & Publications
      Sacred Drums of Liberation chronicles the struggle for peoples of African descent to overcome slavery, colonialism, and neo-colonial hegemony. Tracing...
      • Book (400g)£21.99
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      Tamla Motown : The Stories Behind the UK SinglesBy Terry WilsonCherry Red Books
      The Motown bible! While providing a full discography of Tamla Motown's UK singles, this book tells the stories behind them in fascinating detail, turning...
      • Book (500g)£17.99
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      Miles Davis: We Want MilesBy Vincent BessieresRizzoli International Publications
      This is a very cool, very big book! The most comprehensive book on the artist to date, offering an insightful look into the legendary musician and his...
      • Book (1.6kg)£29.95
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      Grant GreenCarryin' On (1969)Blue Note
      Killer funk soul jazz crossover with guitarist Green in the zone and breaking new ground as he covers tunes by James Brown, The Meters and more. Green...
      • Grant Green – i don't want nobody to give me nothing
      • Reissue LP£13.99
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      Art Ensemble Of ChicagoCertain Blacks (1970)Inner City
      Recorded in Paris, 1970, originally released on the America label.
      • Art Ensemble Of Chicago – "do what they wanna"
      • Reissue LP£13.99
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      Ronnie FosterCheshire Cat (1975)Blue Note
      Funky fusiony soul jazz album from organist/keyboardist Foster recorded for Blue Note mid 70s. Foster on organ, Joe Beck on guitar, George Benson guitar,...
      • Ronnie Foster – tuesday heartbreak
      • Ronnie Foster – funky motion
      • Ronnie Foster – cheshire cat
      • Reissue LP£13.99
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      CokeCoke (1973)Sound Triangle
      Rare Miami, Florida early 70s latin funk outfit. Includes the breakbeat in-demand Na Na
      • Coke – na na
      • Reissue LP£10.99
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      Anita Moore / Arnett CobbCompared To What / Blues Of The New World Tramp
      The seventh release in the JAZZ DANCE SERIES is another scorcher from the early 1970s. If you are familiar with the original composition by Les McCann...
      • anita moore – Compared To What
      • arnette cobb – blues of the new world
      • 7"£6.99
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      Originals 6Compiled By Phil Mison Claremont56
      Phil Mison or Cantoma as he is more affectionately known to SOTU, takes the reigns on the sixth instalment in the ever-brilliant Originals compilation...
      • Ennio Morricone – Amore Come Dolore (Needs Remix)
      • Wolgang Maus – Testimony
      • Pino Daniele – Keep On Moving (Instrumental)
      • African Dreams – Make A Living
      • Clifford White – Lifestream
      • Maxx Mann – Bloody And Blue
      • Christy Essien Igbokwe – Ku Saura Re Ni
      • CD£12.99
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      Eddie FisherEddie Fisher & The Next One Hundred Years (1970)Cadet
      Tripped out guitar funk, released on Chess, 1970 but recorded in St Louis under the direction of the great Oliver Sain.
      • Eddie Fisher – jeremiah pucket
      • Eddie Fisher – either or
      • Reissue LP£11.99
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      Ray BarrettoEl Ray Criollo (1975)West Side Latino
      Tough NuYorican salsa.
      • Ray Barretto – descarga criolla
      • Reissue LP£11.99
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      Jimmy McGriffElectric Funk (1969)Blue Note
      Super organ funk from 1969 on Blue Note - loads of great tracks, check the audio !
      • Jimmy McGriff – chris cross
      • Jimmy McGriff – the bird wave
      • Jimmy McGriff – spear for moon dog - part one & two
      • Reissue LP£8.99
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      Norma FrazerFirst Cut Is The DeepestStudio 1
      classic female soul 2 reggae cut
      • Norma Frazer – First Cut Is The Deepest
      • 7"£3.99
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      The ViolinairesGroovin' With Jesus (1970)Checker
      Killer funky gospel funk on Chess from The Violinaires.
      • The Violinaires – Grooving with jesus
      • The Violinaires – we got to live together
      • New LP (180g)£12.99
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      Grant GreenIdle Moments (1964)Blue Note
      With Joe Henderson sax, Duke Pearson piano, Bobby Hutcherson vibes, Bob Cranshaw bass and Al Harewood drums. Stellar line up on this classic Blue Note...
      • Grant Green – nomad
      • Reissue LP£22.99
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      • CD£7.99
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      Joe HendersonInner Urge (1965)Blue Note
      Joe Henderson sax, McCoy Tyner piano, Bob Cranshaw bass, Elvin Jones drums. Coltrane's rhythm kings join Henderson for this exercise in deepness.
      • Joe Henderson – el barrio
      • Reissue LP£13.99
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      Larry YoungInto Somethin' (1964)Blue Note
      Deep, deep jazz. A Dingwalls/Gilles Peterson favourite - Plaza de Toros. Organist Larry Young is joined by Sam Rivers, Grant Green, Elvin Jones. Classic!
      • Larry Young – plaza de toros
      • Reissue LP£12.99
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      The ModulationsIt's Rough Out Here (1975)Buddah
      Philly rare groove all-time classic on Buddah.
      • The Modulations – rough out here
      • Reissue LP£11.99
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      Os MutantesJardim Eletrico (1971)Polydor
      Os Mutantes had expanded to a quintet at the time of the 1971 release of Jardim Eletrico, but hadn't fell into the guitar-heavy groove of later years....
      • Os Mutantes – top top
      • New LP (180g)£11.99
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      Little BeaverJoey (1972)Cat
      Deep Miami funk on Alston offshoot label CAT.
      • Little Beaver – joey
      • Reissue LP£15.99
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