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    Tuota Tuota is the third full-length album by Kiila. Its songs were born of peaceful, focused work and intense rehearsals with friends, interspersed with sleep and mealtimes. The album features an eight-strong core line-up but, as always, the composition of the group varies effortlessly according to need. At this table, there is room for everyone. As...
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    Great ska 2 sider, and a lovely pressing !
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    Two Ska tunes one vocal one instrumental released in 1965 and produced by King Edwards.
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    rocksteady two sider from duke reid's treasure isle label.
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    Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers was one of the most enduring, popular, reliable and vital small bands in modern jazz history. Blakey was not only a distinguished, inventive and powerful drummer, but along with Duke Ellington and Miles Davis, he was one of jazz's foremost talent scouts. The musicians who flowed seamlessly in and out of this constantly...
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    James Brown regarded Vicki Anderson as the best singer he ever had in his band. During her two stints as James leading singer in the late 60s and early 70s, she recorded some great singles, but never had an album release, making this the first legal album. Many of the tracks are making their first appearance on CD. Includes 2 duets with James Brown.
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    ‘Here at last is a haven for adventurous long-form music writing of every sort: ruminations, rhapsodies, reported investigations and critical essays, pieces that range across time and the genrescape, and that focus intently on individual artists, songs, tiny moments of epiphany’ -Simon ReynoldsJuly 2009 brings the launch of landmark collaboration...
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    Huey P. Newton remains one of the most misunderstood political figures of the twentieth century. As cofounder and leader of the Black Panther Party for more than twenty years, Newton (1942-1989) was at the forefront of the radical political activism of the 1960s and '70s.Raised in poverty in Oakland, California, and named for corrupt Louisiana governor...
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    Using over 90 original interviews, as well as his extensive research in a variety of New Orleans' archives, Dr. Kennedy deftly explores the role public school teachers had in the formative years of jazz, as well as the influence they continue to have on the musical life of one of America's foremost musical cities. As jazz and music mentors, these teachers...
    Tuff 80s digital tune voiced at King Tubbys.
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    Four MASSIVE house classics!!!
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    Very fast ska tune with harmoncia instrumental on the b-side
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    Two great Sylvester songs that never seem to tire especially the anthemic You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real). These versions are different from the album versions in that they sound very raw vocal-wise but essentially great disco records!!!
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    Top 80's DJ cut
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    Ska two sider from 1965 produced by King Edwards, with a vocal cut from Eric Morris on the B-side.
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    top ska jump up instrumental with tommy McCook on lead sax recorded for duke reid's treasure isle.
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    classic skatalites tune with rare dee jay cut by king sporty on the a side while the instrumental is on the b-side.
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    From the album of the same name, released in 1982 on the "taxi" rhythm.
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    early 70s recordings with lloyd young on vocals and the groovers / upsetters on the b-side.
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    Bunny Lee produced roots with dub on the b-side
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    dj cut with a killer instrumental on the b-side
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    Wicked early digital tune from Courtney Melody, recorded at King Tubby's studio.
    great early 80s rootsy dancehall from eek a mouse in his own unique way, with king tubby dub on the flip. Lovely clean pressing too.
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    Rolling ska tune, plus the killer 'I'm A Lonely Boy' on the B-side
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    Two Soul to Reggae cuts from the singing not toasting Big Youth, on limited coloured vinyl.
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    one of his best roots vocals released in 1977 with 'here i come' on the b-side.
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    One instrumental, one vocal, ska repress from Vincent Chin's "Randys' Label on limited coloured vinyl.
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    Awesome roots vocal cut with keyboard version of George Nooks Tribal War on the b-side
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    Roots / dancehall classic !
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    courtney monroe aka melody released this tune in 1988 on the "who she love" rhythm, produced by the great king jammy!!
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    One of the earliest anthems that kicked-started the Dancehall era, released in 1979 on a remake of the Studio 1 foundation rhythm "Real Rock", produced by the late great Henry 'Junjo' Lawes. jah guidance issue
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    lovers rock at its finest
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    2 killer dee jay cuts from 1973, recorded at the Black Ark by Lee Perry - tuff roots from the yard.
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    Great dancehall tune from the 80s, produced by Winston Riley
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    Early roots skanker cut to Delroy Wilson's "i want to love you"
    Wow! Unreleased Tom Moulton mixes of disco classics! Tom Moulton played a pivotal role in the history of dance music, helping to create extended mixes that were perfect for dancing! This CD, compiled by NY DJ Victor Rosado, collects many of the unreleased Tom Moulton mixes of many well known disco records - this is like a holy grail for many disco...
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    Reissue 12" of 2 killer 80s UK digital dancehall tunes originally released on the Unity label. On the flip you have Mikey Murka's 'We Try'. An essential 12"
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    Brilliant compilation - selected by DJ Cliffy - from the ever-excellent Strut label. A much appreciated second volume of the essential Black Rio album! Funky 1970s sounds from Brazil! Back in 2002, Strut released ‘Black Rio’ compiled by London DJ Cliffy, a snapshot of the ‘70s Black Rio soul and funk movement...
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    Wicked new minimal/dubstep 12" that's getting big spins from Martyn! Check it out!
    The unsung king of UK soul returns with third installment in his popular Black Pocket series. This release is the sampler before the eagerly anticipated album. “Boungie” finds Steve showing his full vocal range with a slice of falsetto soul laid over a cracked beat of Fela fueled funk. The flip finds D-Bridge going to work on “Reverible...
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    Second Part in the Larry Levan 'Final Night At Paradise Garage' series! Slow To Speak have lovingly reissued the legendary recordings of the final night of Paradise Garage from 1987!!!! The 50 minute recording is split over two sides and features classic house, soul and disco classics mixed effortlessly by Larry Levan!
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    An insightful examination of the impact of the Civil Rights Movement and African Independence on jazz in the 1950s and 60s, Freedom Sounds traces the complex relationships among music, politics, aesthetics, and activism through the lens of the hot button racial and economic issues of the time. Ingrid Monson illustrates how the contentious and soul-searching...
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    Pre-Philly Soul from Archie Bell!
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    early dancehall produced by junjo lawes with deep effects dub on b-side by scientist.
    Deep, deep, deep Memphis soul. ORIGINAL UNPLAYED USA 45
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    "This Is Our Music", declared saxophonist Ornette Coleman's 1960 album title. But whose music was it? At various times during the 1950s and 1960s, musicians, critics, fans, politicians, and entrepreneurs claimed jazz as a national art form, an Afrocentric race music, an extension of modernist innovation in other genres, a music of mass consciousness,...
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     Rare groove funk!
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     Latin disco funk!
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    Emerging from a matrix of Old Left, black nationalist, and bohemian ideologies and institutions, African American artists and intellectuals in the 1960s coalesced to form the Black Arts Movement, the cultural wing of the Black Power Movement. In this comprehensive analysis, James Smethurst examines the formation of the Black Arts Movement and demonstrates...
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