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    Bongo, Backra and CoolieJamaican Roots Vol. 2 (1975)Smithsonian Folkways
    Second volume of Jamaican roots music this time focussing on Revivalist Zionism, Quadrille Bands and Fife and Drum. Fascinating stuff!
    • Bongo, Backra and Coolie – Quadrille Band: Quadrille 3rd figure
    • CD£12.99
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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
    Carnaval In CubaRecorded In Havana And Santiago De Cuba (1980)Smithsonian Folkways
    Street recordings made in Havana and Santiago (Eastern Cuba) in 1980.
    • Comparsa Musicians – Quimbara - Mozambique Rhythm
    • CD£11.99
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    Caribbean RhythmsRecorded In San Andres (1957)Smithsonian Folkways
     "San Andrés is a small, English-speaking island community of approximately five thousand inhabitants off the coast of Nicaragua. Previously...
    • Caribbean Rhythms – So them bad minded (calypso)
    • CD£10.99
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    SylvesterSylvester & Step IIFantasy
    Features the 100% essential all-time disco classics 'Over and Over' and 'You Make Me Feel'
      The Big Drum & other Ritual & Social Music of CarriacouThe Big Drum & other Ritual & Social Music of Carriacousmithsonian folkways
      African-derived ritual music, folk and calypso from the small West Indian island of Cariacou. Recorded in 1980.
      • The Big Drum & other Ritual & Social Music of Carriacou – Ibo and Dem - Nation Big Drum Song
      • CD£9.99
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      Paul RobesonThe Collector's Paul RobesonSmithsonian Folkways
      Collection of the great operatic singers music.
      • Paul Robeson – Hammer Song (If I Had a Hammer)
      • CD£11.99
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      Langston HughesThe Dream Keeper And Other Poems (1955)Smithsonian Folkways
      Excellent collection of poems and narration from Langston Hughes! Recommended!
      • Langston Hughes – The Dream Keeper: Dreams; Water-Front Street; Long Trip
      • CD£12.99
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      Langston HughesThe Glory Of Negro History (1955)Smithsonian Folkways
      The history of Black life as told by the great poet and writer Langston Hughes.
      • Langston Hughes – The Struggle
      • CD£12.99
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      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
      Stax GoldThe Hits 1968-1974Stax
      Awesome funk and soul round up from the legendary label!
        • CD£6.99
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        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"
            Frankie SmithChildren Of Tomorrow (1981)WMOT Records
            Early, early rap on the "Double Dutch Bus"!
              • Original LP£7.99
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              Geoff TyusContinuation (1979)Blue Ash Records
              Independent private press jazz album. Synth and piano with a particularly sublime solo piece on "Afternoon Waltz"
                • Original LP£9.99
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                BengaDiary Of An Afro WarriorTempa
                ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2008!!!! Long awaited album from Benga. Features the mighty 'Night' feat. Coki, 'E-Trips', 'Crunked Up', '26 Basslines'...
                • Benga – Night
                • Benga – E Trips
                • Benga – Crunked Up
                • Benga – Emotions
                • Benga – Pleasure
                • Benga – 26 Basslines
                • CD£10.99
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                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...
                    The M.G'sThe M.G's (1973)Stax
                    The M.G's minus Booker T but original members Al Jackson and Donald 'Duck' Dunn still keep the groove going strong!
                      • Original LP£12.00
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                      Tyrone WashingtonDo RightBlue Labor
                      Rare independent funky-jazz album originally released on the tiny Blue Labor label in 1974. This is a Japanese limited re-issue
                        • CD£23.99
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                        Disco ItaliaEssential Italo Disco Classics 1977-1985Strut
                        Brilliant compilation of essential Italo disco classics compiled by disco connoisseur Steve 'Fela' Kotey of Chicken Lips! The revived Strut label is going...
                        • Five Letters – Tha Kee Tha Tha
                        • Kasso – Brazillian Dancer
                        • Kano – Now Baby Now
                        • Revanche – 1979 It's Dancing Time
                        • Red Dragon Band – Let Me Be Your Radio
                        • Easy Going – Do It Again
                        • Tullio de Piscipo – E Fatto E Sorde E
                        • CD£6.99
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                        The HeptonesFreedom LineStudio One
                        Classic Heptones album on Studio One
                          • Reissue LP£10.99
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                          Wendell HarrisonReawakeningTribe
                          Collection of rare Tribe releases from Wendell Harrison. 
                            • Reissue LP£11.99
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                            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
                            • Reissue LP£12.99
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                            Dam-FunkRhythm Trax Vol 4Stones Throw
                            Stones Throw's newest star artist Dam Funk has earned status as the "ambassador of boogie funk," and his second teaser from his proper 2009 debut is volume...
                            • Dam-Funk – Red
                            • Dam-Funk – Sunset
                            • LP£10.99
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                            Ted Coleman BandTaking Care of BusinessP-Vine
                            Superb independent rare boogie jazz-funk from 1980. This is top quality Roy Ayers-esque vibes jazz-funk with vocals. Recommended. Japanese-only release.
                              • LP£17.99
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                              • CD£24.99
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                              Blue MitchellThe Last Tango Blues (1973)P-Vine
                              Great funky Jazz from 1973 on Mainstream Records with a killer version of Cymande's "The Message"!
                              • Blue Mitchell – Soul Turn Around
                              • Reissue LP£10.99
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                              Sugar BellyThe Return OfTechniques
                              The legendary Mento and Rumba giant, produced by Winston Riley for his Techniques label
                                • Reissue LP£9.99
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                                Alice ColtraneWorld Galaxy / Lord of LordsImpulse!
                                Deep, galactic musings with Alice's super-heavy version of 'A Love Supreme', as featured on Soul Jazz Records' 'New Thing!'
                                  • CD£15.99
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                                  The SeducerDub WiseChannel One
                                  Reissue of classic Channel One album from 1982 - Scientist at the mixing board with tough Roots Radics rhythms
                                    • Reissue LP£11.49
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                                    Kai WindingRainy Day (1965)Verve
                                    Produced by Creed Taylor. Includes a wicked 'Half A Crown' modal/vocal/ orchestral monster groovy tune. Check the audio!
                                    • Kai Winding – Half a Crown
                                    • Original LP£15.00
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                                    Wicked album of early leftfield disco obscurites, minimal synth, electronic kraut-rock gems from 1982. Produced by Peter Hauke on X Records. Highly...
                                    • Explorer – Enjaw j
                                    • Explorer – No. 8
                                    • Explorer – Blue fusion
                                    • LP£9.99
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                                    Gabor SzaboHigh Contrast (1971)Blue Thumb Records
                                    Produced by Tommy LiPuma with Phil Upchurch on bass and Bobby Womack on rhythm guitar, four of the tracks are in fact Womack tunes with a version of "Breezin"...
                                    • Gabor Szabo – Fingers
                                    • Original LP£25.00
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                                    ZombyThe LieRamp
                                    ZOMBY rises from the dead once again to deliver his second full 12” on the world altering Ramp Recordings, so brace yourselves for another meander...
                                    • Zomby – You lie
                                    • 12"£6.99
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                                    Stanley TurrentineThe Sugar Man (1975)CTI
                                    Great album from Stanley on CTI, including the wicked jazz dance version of Milton Nascimento's "Vera Cruz". All star US jazz and Brazilian line-up includes...
                                    • Stanley Turrentine – Vera Cruz
                                    • Original LP£12.00
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                                    Black Belt Jones 2 (1974)Black Belt Jones 2Moon Stone
                                    Superbad chop socky with Jim Kelly as Black Belt Jones - or not - on the trail of a stolen diamond in Hong Kong. Region 0 (All Regions)
                                    • DVD£9.99
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                                    Uncle Bouqui of HaitiBy Harold Courlander, read by Augusta Baker (1956)Smithsonian Folkways
                                    Haitian folk tales written by celebrated anthropologist and music documentarist Harold Courlander.
                                    • Uncle Bouqui of Haiti – Uncle Bouqui Gets Whee-al
                                    • CD£10.99
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                                    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
                                    • CD£12.99
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                                    Truck Turner (1974)Starring Isaac Hayes, Music by Isaac HayesMGM
                                    Issac Hayes, bald, black and bad, stars as a modern day bounty hunter who works for a Bail Bondsman. Hayes and his partner are approached by a white bondsman...
                                    • DVD£6.99
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                                    Across 110th Street (1972)With Music by Bobby Womack and J.J. JohnsonMGM
                                    Anthony Quinn and Yaphet Kotto portray New York cops in this fierce thriller about a deadly robbery investigation on the mean streets of Harlem. Legendary...
                                    • DVD£6.99
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                                    Alemayehu EsheteEthiopian Urban Modern Music Volume 2 (1972-77)L'Arome Productions
                                    Alongside Mulatu Astatke and Mahmoud Ahmed, Alemayehu Eshete is one of the key Ethiopian recording artists of the 1970s, producing cult classic recordings...
                                    • Alemayehu Eshete – Telantena Zare
                                    • Alemayehu Eshete – Eskegizew Bertchi
                                    • Alemayehu Eshete – Feqer Feqer New
                                    • Alemayehu Eshete – Yeweb Dar
                                    • LP£10.99
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                                    Music From SaramakaA Dyanmic Afro-American Tradition (1977)Smithsonian Folkways
                                    Great rhythms, chants and songs
                                    • Music From Saramaka – Benta: Komanti tumao (Drumming for the Komanti gods)
                                    • CD£9.99
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                                    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
                                    • 2×CD£16.99
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                                    Lord MelodyLord Melody Sings Calypso (1958)Smithsonian Folkways
                                    The legendary calypsonian Lord Melody (née Fitzroy Alexander) put together the songs on this recording in a matter of days, but it is a superb demonstration...
                                    • Lord Melody – Peddlers
                                    • CD£11.99
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