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    Killer funk-hardcore 70s instrumental - lots of fuzz guitar, this is JB in his psychedelic rocky funky period. Very cool, very hip and heavy
    Benin, West Africa is the home to several Yoruba religious cults based on a pantheon of gods. Overlapping rhythms embedded with symbolic religious meanings are played by a variety of drum ensembles including cylindrical bata drums, hourglass-shaped dundun talking drums, and the tall gelede drums.
    Classic modal jazz LP with John Coltrane's classic quartet, featuring the amazing piano of McCoy Tyner and the rhythm section of Elvin Jones and Jimmy Garrison. This album exhibits a tender and gentle muscularity that represents a beautiful mid-point between the trademark hard bop style Coltrane developed in the 1950s with Miles Davis's first classic...
    Deep stuff. Recorded in 1951 - you can hear traces of the Ethiopiques in these recordings.
    Kraftwerk's first real concept album - an ironic celebration of atomic power! Re-packaged with expanded artwork and remastered at Kling Klang. Vinyl has different (original) cover art!
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    Super-deep ritual music from Ethiopia. Check the soundclip!
    Rhythms and songs from Africa.
    Heavyweight songs and drums recorded in Ghana. All relate to death!
    This recording gives listeners more calypsos from one of the most famous calypsonians of all time, Lord Melody. The Cyril Diaz Calypso Combo and the March of Dimes Quartette back these witty songs.  
    Fascinating roots Jamaican recordings recorded by John Storm Roberts in 1981.
    Unbelievably in-depth history of Cuba's music begins with the collision of Spain and Africa and continues through the era of Miguelito Valdes, Arsenio Rodriguez, Benny More, and Perez Prado. It offers a behind-the-scenes examination of music from a Cuban point of view, unearthing surprising, provocative connections and making the case that Cuba was...
    Super-deep music from Mali, Gambia and Senegal. A double CD featuring Griot Music, Africa's story tellers, also known as the ministers of the spoken word! Highly recommended!
    The original jump-up! Revivalist Zion, baptist, Kumina drums, Jonkanoo and Rastafari! Amazing early recordings.
    Sarah Webster's black poetry. Some tracks feature conga accompaniment in a Gil Scott Heron/Last Poets stylee! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
    Includes the classic "I've Known Rivers", later recorded by Gary Bartz ("The Negro Speaks Of Rivers")
     
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    Music composed by Michael Masser with Diana Ross singing the classic theme "Do You Know Where You're Going To".
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    Fusion. Orig USA vinyl in shrinkwrap
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    Trombonist Green sweetly swings his big band through arrangements by Al Cohn and Irwin KostalOriginal = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG (spines part split) 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
    Debut LP from the master of the Roland 909 & 707! Amazing drum programming and arrangements. 1985 Hip Hop LP loaded with back to back classics such as 'Bassline' and 'Needle To The Groove' with Mc Tee on the mic this duo had a very unique sound.
    Essential wigged-out rocky funk! Out-there psychedelic brilliance!
    Features the 100% essential all-time disco classics 'Over and Over' and 'You Make Me Feel'
    Excellent collection of poems and narration from Langston Hughes! Recommended!
    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 rockin R'n'B towards the incredible sound of Funk that he made his own. These are every bit as good as his later, more famous, funk productions. Here are early recordings by Bobby Byrd and Vicki Anderson,...
    Covering a broad spectrum, this collection includes vodou ritual drumming (using tanbou, a type of drums used for this religious practice of African origin); a jazzy Haitian dance music called meringue that uses trumpets, saxophone, shaker and accordion; and a chorus of bamboo trumpets called vaksin. Performers include the widely recognized Meringue...
    Brilliant two disc round-up of essential Isaac Hayes tracks. Recommended!
    These recordings of Santería drumming and singing rituals feature four Cuban Santería groups calling the gods (orishas) by performing rhythmic sequences called orus. Recorded in the Cuban provinces of Matanzas and Havana City in 1983-1984, these ceremonies and drums have their roots in the ancient Yoruba religion of Africa and are rarely...
    Langston Hughes narrates the history and evolution of Jazz in the USA. Classic recording.
    Classic Southern Soul with the seminal 'telephone' introduction to the title track plus the beautiful "As Long As You Love Me"
    Jazz meets Classical with wordless vocals for added ambience!Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
    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 - as deep as it gets! Very highly recommended!
    Excellent songs, rhythms and chants of kumina, convince music and Jamaican East Indian music. Really, really heavyweight!
    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) narrates the story of female rap from its birth in the tenement block parties in New York City’s outer boroughs through to the dizzying career heights of Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott and other modern...
    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 sheer hard work and courage, he is able to overcome racial prejudice and hatred, and earn the respect and friendship of the other men. Region 0 (All Regions)
    Detective Robert Malone leaves behind normal police duties to return to the Phillipines in search of a group of high-tech international weapons thieves. Malone and his accomplice Greg Duncan find their prey know their every movement, leading them to suspect there is a traitor in their midst. Region 0 (All Regions)
    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 the remix of ‘Kuma - Dawn Stepped Outside’ and they give it their signature 2-step garage vibe to great effect, deep deep bassline and the kind of swing and groove that’s missing in...
      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 CROYDON aka the dubstep mecca!!, has been a busy bee deep in the studio producing tunes for some years now, some of which have been co-produced alongside his buddies Skream and Benga. Kutz' track 'Twilight...
      'Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop' is the third, classic album from Boogie Down Productions.
      C-L-A-S-S-I-C! "Award Tour", "Electric Relaxation" and loads more!
      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 it out!
      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 likes of A.G., Phat Kat, G&D, and Grip Grand. Next up is his own solo effort, and it shows more of the talent that made his LP "Gather Round" a hit in the early 2000s! Vocals from Guilty Simpson,...
      Ska two sider featuring The Skatalites and Eric Morris on clean repress
      Heavyweight jazz electric fusion soundtrack to film featuring Miles alongside Herbie Hancock, Billy Cobham, Steve Grossman.
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      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 heavyweight Dubstep releases (“I Don’t Give A Dub”, “Calm Down” “Sensi Dub”), his appearances on Soul Jazz Records’ seminal ‘Box of Dub’ albums...