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    Rare latin-tinged jazz album released on Chess Records' Argo jazz division. Line up includes bassist Ben Tucker (who wrote 'Coming Home Baby') and latin percussionists Ray Barretto and Willie Rodriguez.
    The two glorious 80s boogie tracks written and produced by Roy Ayers are released here on 7” single for the very first time. The two songs were originally released back to back on 12” single for the Uno Melodic label, copies exchanging hands for over £400. These are the only two known recordings by Ethel Beatty, “It’s Your Love”...
    This essential album showcase’s a stunning selection of well known hits, and not so well known rarities, from the vast Federal catalogue. All tracks have been transferred direct from the master tapes.The extensive liner notes feature extracts from extensive interviews with Paul Khouri whose knowledgeable recollections of working on Marcus Garvey Drive,...
    Collection of 40 of Prince's greatest hits, including the unreleased "Moonbeam Levels". Also includes never-before-seen photos of the most intuitive and perfectionist multi-instrumentalist musicians and song stylists of the past 40 years.
    Second album from the acclaimed down-tempo electronic group. A much darker and trippier journey than their previous album "Dummy".
    RARE CUTS! Very Limited edition bespoke Studio One Collector's 45 ONLY AVAILABLE DIRECT FROM SOUL JAZZ RECORDS & SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE
    S. Job Organization (also known as SJOB Movement) go  deep, dark and funky on this album. ‘Ayamoto’ calls for Africans to stand up for their rights. ‘Freedom Anthem’ is another funky call to arms. ‘Oya’ and ‘Wombiliki’ incorporate local folk sounds and a tinge of reggae for a distinctly African burnish. 
    Bringing together the undisputed talents of Nigerian percussionist Aleke Kanonu and soul legend from Alabama,O.C. Tolbert, this 12" created quite the buzz when it was released in New York in 1982. 'Happiness' is an uptown style gospel ballad where Tolbert's gravelly, soulful voice channels years of hurt and pain. 'Nwanne, Nwanne, Nwanne' is...
    RARE CUTS! Very Limited edition bespoke Studio One Collector's 45ONLY AVAILABLE DIRECT FROM SOUL JAZZ RECORDS & SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE
    RARE CUTS! Very Limited edition bespoke Studio One Collector's 45ONLY AVAILABLE DIRECT FROM SOUL JAZZ RECORDS & SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE
    RARE CUTS! Very Limited edition bespoke Studio One Collector's 45 ONLY AVAILABLE DIRECT FROM SOUL JAZZ RECORDS & SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE
    In 1979, long-time Highlife veteran Aigbe Lebarty decided to try his hand at high-energy disco funk. Unity is  a sure-fire dance floor stomper that channels ‘Ring My Bell’ and  is the undisputed highlight of the album. It rattles along in a wonky, skittish fashion, with the high-pitched toms dueling with the Sex Bombers...
    The last ever album from the Elcados, it starts with the title track, a bouncy reggae number guaranteed to fill the dance floor. ‘Cross Over Reggae’ keeps the mood light before ‘The World Is Full Of Injustice’ delivers a bit of Rasta indignation. Funk monsters ‘Marry The Poor’ and ‘Funky Music’ bring it all home. 
    A portrait of soul music recounted by the voices of the people who were there, presenting the recollections of soul greats such as ray Charles, Ben E. King, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross. Author Gerri Hirshey draws on an impressive list of interviews to trace the history of soul from the beginnings of Motown to its influence on the musical...
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    Superb 20 track gatefold compilation spread over two vinyls featuring Derrick Harriott's masterful production work between the years 1969-1975. Killers I Roy, The Crystalites, Junior Murvin, The Chosen Few, Ramon, The Kingstonians and many more.
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    Rare Caribbean sounds. Original Canada/Bermuda pressing  vinyl
    Following critically-acclaimed mixtapes, one of hip-hop's most exciting new voices lands with 'Hedonism' - back with the same raw intensity, witty wordplay and flow that established him as one of the genre's freshest faces.
    Not only is it a "Lovely Night For Dancing" but it's also gonna be a "Lovely Day". Lovely day, lovely day...
    Psych / garage rock originally released in 1978 from from Chicago-born Liberman, who was a guitar player in the best tradition of '70s guitar Gods like Hendrix, Trower, Clapton and Zappa. His heavy guitar psych style is blended with some cool cosmic funk, soul-jazz and A.O.R. influences. Awash in superb musicianship, psych/prog-rock flashes,...
    Two of Pharoah Sanders' best albums from his Impulse years, on one CD! From 1971, "Thembi" provides the beautiful "Astral Travelling" as well as the title track, while the album "Black Unity" from 1972 is one 38-minute tour de force featuring Carlos Garnett, Stanley Clarke, Cecil McBee and Norman Connors!
    New release by Berlin-based producer, Kuedo, inspired heavily by Japanese and US sci-fi. Airy synth tracks combined with body-popping beat patterns of trap and footwork create an eerie and atmospheric sound.
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    Killer 2nd roots rocker cut of "Row Fisherman Row" from The Wailing Souls with dub on the flip. Repressed on their own label imprint "Massive"
    2002 tuff digital roots tune from Mene Man gets a reissue from Partial Records with a cracking dub on the b-side. Check it..
    Unreleased tuff 80s digital roots music from Trinity with version on the flip.
    The deep well of the Channel 1 Lost & Found series goes further, with some awesome previously unreleased early '80s tracks from Norris Reid.  another cut on the same great rhythm by Wayne Smith, lifted from his Showdown LP. More hard early '80s style with the Radics at Maxfield Ave.
    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...
    Superb U.K. roots from the early 80s produced by Aston 'Familyman' Barrett & Brent Clarke.
    Double heavyweight vinyl with bonus MP3 download code including rare and unreleased tracks and demos.
    Stone-cold classic Studio One on limited-edition brand new 7" - loud, clean, boom!ALL TIME ROOTS ANTHEM!
    Two deep heavyweight roots vocal cuts from Rising Son originally released in 1982 with The High Times Players.
    Left Ear Records went back to Coleman’s original master tapes for their vinyl reissue of the Commander’s 1981 private press album Mastership, a lost electronic funk classic. Check the instrumental cut 'Mastership' - a head nod synth voyage of the highest order paying homage to Kraftwerk and YMO. Essential reissue this!
    Part II of Gabriel Andruzzi (The Rapture) solo debut (the two halves are released separately) is another success story, fusing multiple electronic moods that could suit big room dances and late night/early morning front room after parties!  
    1973 Nigerian afro beat funk at it's best from the master - Fela Kuti 
    1972 Fela Kuti anthem! This is afro beat at it's finest...ESSENTIAL!!!    
    TRACKSIDE unearths more precious experimental housey gems direct from the lost tapes of the mysterious ZAGITTARIUS. These are guaranteed authentic finds that were thought to be gone forever. One-side limited edition pressing.
    Very rare early organ soul jazz LP on Argo/Chess Records. Original, first and only pressing. Vinyl has marks but plays well, sleeve has wear - check actual audio. 100% guaranteed.
    Avant-garde / minimalist composer and key figure in NYC's 'no-wave' scene, Rhys Chatham, returns with two extended, nebulous drone experiments employing flute, trumpet and his signature instrument, the guitar. LP comes with download code redeemable from the label.
    Rare jazz vocals album - original USA vinyl
    Hard funky reggae version from 1975 complete with tuff dub on the flip. Nice and loud pressings.
    Smoked out, clear vinyl realisation of Jermiah Jae and Zeroh's beat-tape sessions. Lmited copies with silk-screen printed jacket.
    German-pressing 1980 issue if this late 60s album
    Large format original out-of-print paperback - excellent photos of New York's no wave/art music crossover 83-87 w/ Basquait, Haring, Warhol etc at AREA nightclub. 
    A journey through a twin world powered by life experiences. Moments soundtracked by inevitable encounters and occurrences. Psychedelia and ambient collide over ten tracks to create a rich and lucid colour palette of sounds, all fused together by a deep rooted love of glitch and electronica, that somehow stops the listener from venturing...
    Warehouse style techno sleaze from White Material co-founder, Young Male! 
    London label 'Of Paradise' marks its inaugural release with the Incipience EP, the debut 12-inch from Melbourne based producer Shedbug. Four dusty, tough and emotionally driven house jams born out of sun drenched hardware experimentation. Vibes!!!!  
    Stone-cold classic Studio One on limited-edition brand new 7" - loud, clean, boom!SEMINAL rocksteady lovers anthem
    By the time The Intruders had released their highly acclaimed album “Save The Children” in 1973, they were already established as one of the leading R&B groups of their era. Having amassed 20 hit R&B singles and three albums the classic line up of Sam “Little Sonny” Brown, Eugene “Bird” Daughtry, Robert “Big Sonny” Edwards and Phil Terry...
    Rare, independent funk and blues soul instrumental. USA ORIGINAL MINT  UNPLAYED 45
    Essential album. Superb Anthology featuring all the in demand tracks recorded by one of the all time great Jazz singers, Mark Murphy for the Muse label 1972-91. It Includes his fantastic vocal versions of the Jazz classics ‘Stolen Moments’, ‘On the Red Clay’ ‘Canteloupe Island’, ‘Effendi’, ‘Maiden Voyage and ‘Naima’. The Brazilian...
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