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    • Sault – Over
    • Sault – No Bullshit
    • Sault – Feel so Good
    • 1. Over
    • 2. No Bullshit
    • 3. Feel so Good
    • 4. Living in America
    • 5. Tip Toe
    • 6. Smile and Go
    • 7. Threats
    • 8. Red Lights
    • 9. Friends
    • 10. Waterfalls

    Without pausing for breath and hot on the heels of their stunning debut '5', the elusive Sault return with their second full length album '7'. Back with their signature hybrid of funk, dance, post-punk, soul and disco is front and centre once again!

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    • – Haha
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    • – Trap Life
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    • – Up All Night
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    SaultNINEForever Living Originals

    Sault - the clandestine collective with a talent that knows no bounds - return with their incredible album 'NINE'; infectious, catchy, ardent soul music that perfectly soundtracks the essence of the time that we currently live. Essential release!

    • – Haha
    • – London Gangs
    • – Trap Life
    • – Fear
    • – Mike’s Story (feat. Michael Ofo)
    • – Bitter Streets
    • – Alcohol
    • – You from London (feat. Little Simz)
    • – 9
    • – Light’s In Your Hands
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    • – I Just Want To Dance
    • – Street Fighter
    • – Son Shine
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    • – Stop Dem
    • – Don't Shoot Guns Down
    • – Sorry Ain't Enough
    • – Bow feat. Michael Kiwanuka
    • – Black
    • – Miracles
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    The Greg Foat GroupDark Is The Sun (Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition)Jazzman

    Recorded in Sweden, 'Dark is the Sun' is a concept album based on themes and variations by British pianist/composer/arranger Greg Foat, who has created an intriguing blend of non-contemporary jazz sounds with classic scoring techniques. An exotic array of unorthodox instrumentation was utilized, including harpsichord, tubular bells and a 15 piece choir. With musical reference and influence from such luminaries as Bruno Nicolai, Michel Legrand and Serge Gainsbourg as well as a firm nod towards UK jazzmen Michael Garrick, Keith Mansfield and Alan Hawkshaw, the result is highly-listenable, enduring and fulfilling for those who like real music played with real instruments.

    • – Time Piece 1 (Harpsichord Bugalu)
    • – Dark Is The Sun Part 1 (Main Theme)
    • – Dark Is The Sun Part 2 (Interlude)
    • – Hello Old Friend
    • – Dark Is the Sun Part 3 (Reprise)
    • – Dark Is The Sun Part 4 (Harpsichord Waltz)
    • – Yeah You Are
    • – Uncle Bessie
    • – Bright Is The Sun
    • – Time Piece 2 (Epilogue)
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    WAMONO A to Z Vol. II - Japanese Funk 1970-1977180g

    Another essential primer for those with an interest in Japanese popular music culture and, specifically, the 'Wamono' sound - the cream of the Japanese funk, soul, rare groove and disco music developed throughout the 70s in Japan. A exemplary selection by Japanese super diggers and Wamono specialists DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite & Chintam!

    • – Mieko Hirota – Theme Of “Doberman Cop”
    • – Hiroshi Sato – Bad Junky Blues
    • – Sammy with Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media – The In-And-Outer-Stomp-And-Shouter
    • – Fujio Tokita – Watashi No Beatles
    • – School Band – I Hope It's Fine
    • – Bread & Butter – Devil Woman
    • – Hatsumi Shibata – Singer Lady
    • – Kan Mikami – Jikokeno No Samba
    • – Akira Yasuda & Beat Folk – Yumura No Obaba
    • – Pinky Chicks – Tōsetsu Donpan Bushi
    • 1. – Mieko Hirota – Theme Of “Doberman Cop”
    • 2. – Hiroshi Sato – Bad Junky Blues
    • 3. – Sammy with Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media – The In-And-Outer-Stomp-And-Shouter
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    Arthur VerocaiArthur Verocai (Ltd. Red Vinyl Edition)Mr Bongo

    Melancholic, psych folk-Brazilian classic!!! Lush beautiful arrangements, sample-laden gem!

    In 1972 a repressive Brazilian military dictatorship frowned on artistic impression that might influence the youth of the country. However, producer, arranger and guitar player Arthur Verocai released a self-titled album on Brazilian based Continental Records that challenged the musical conventions of the day. His subtle protest experimented with new musical directions, and used figurative language to sneak under the censorship radar.

    Extremely rare album that has been known to fetch over $5000 online. Don't miss the opportunity to add this classic to your collection!

    • – Caboclo
    • – Pelas Sombras
    • – Sylvia
    • – Dedicada A Ela
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    Garfield FlemingDon’t Send Me AwayBecket

    Classic release that has transcended most dance scenes from Modern Soul, Rare Groove, Crossover and Boogie to become perhaps the most in-demand '80s record on the current collectors scene. 12" copies now routinely trading hands for £300+...

    • – Don't Send Me Away
    • – You Got Dat Right
    • 12"£13.00
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    Trees SpeakOhmsSoul Jazz Records

    Super-limited new 1000 copies special white vinyl edition!

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    When the band Trees Speak, coming out of nowhere, released an exclusive one-off 100-pressing white label 45, described as CAN/NEU! meets LIQUID LIQUID, it sold out so quickly (in less than 30 mins - one for sale on Discogs now at £400!) that Soul Jazz Records decided to release their album almost immediately.

    Here it is! And it's awesome!

    Soul Jazz Records rarely release new music but found the music of TREES SPEAK’s album ‘OHMS’ so stunning and to have so many elements of music that they admired that they felt compelled to release it.

    The group Trees Speak are from Tucson, Arizona and create new music that sounds like GERMAN KRAUTROCK meets NO WAVE/POST-PUNK and PSYCH ROCK – music for fans of CLUSTER, TANGERINE DREAM, CAN, NEU!, SILVER APPLES and early KRAFTWERK.

    The album ‘OHMS’ sounds at times like a tripped out & moody JOHN CARPENTER/GOBLIN/MORRICONE soundtrack that seamlessly segues into propulsive, ‘motorik’ Krautrock instrumentals loaded with fuzzy, hypnotic mellotron, synths and analogue effects, as well as elements of ART ENSEMBLE free jazz, and all at times reaching a kind of post-rave psychedelia. More recent comparisons would include BEAK and GHOST BOX who draw upon similar themes and styles.

    Trees Speak are Daniel Martin Diaz and Damian Diaz plus musicians from the Tucson, Arizona scene such as Giant Sand, XIXA and James Hunter. ‘Trees Speak’ relates to the idea of future technologies storing information and data in Trees and plants - using them as hard drives – and the idea that Trees communicate collectively.

    Trees Speak - Ohms :

    Album of the Month - Splintered Eye/50 Best albums 2020 - Pop Matters/Favourite albums 2020 -The Soap Company/Albums of the Year 2020 -Bear Tree Records/Independent Albums of the Year -Love Records/Albums of the Year -Concrete Islands

    • Trees Speak – Soul Sequencer
    • Trees Speak – Nitrous Cross
    • Trees Speak – Shadow Circuit
    • Trees Speak – Blame Shifter
    • Trees Speak – Spirit Duplicator
    • Trees Speak – Nobody Knows
    • Trees Speak – Sadness In Wires
    • Trees Speak – State Of Clear
    • Trees Speak – Sleep Crime
    • Trees Speak – Knowing
    • Trees Speak – Splendid Sun
    • Trees Speak – Ohms
    • Trees Speak – Out Of View
    • Trees Speak – Psychic Wounds
    • Trees Speak – Silicone Emotions
    • Trees Speak – Octave Cycle
    • Trees Speak – Witch Wound
    Trees SpeakShadow FormsSoul Jazz Records

    Super-limited new 1000 copies special ox-blood red vinyl edition!

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    It's a big one ... Absolutely stunning second album from Trees Speak new on Soul Jazz Records.

    Trees Speak’s new album ‘Shadow Forms’ is a blend of 1970s German electronic and ‘motorik’ Krautrock instrumentals (think Harmonia, Can, Cluster, Popul Vuh, Neu!), haunting and powerful 1960s & 1970s soundtracks (think Italian prog-rock Goblin and John Carpenter horror movies, Morricone and existential John Barry spy movies), together with a New Nork no wave electronic synth and guitar analogue DIY-ness (think Suicide, anything on Soul Jazz’s New York Noise series or Eno's New York No Wave)!

    Trees Speak’ segue together all these elements into ‘Shadow Forms,’ which follows on from their critically-acclaimed debut LP ‘Ohms,’ released on Soul Jazz Records less than six months ago.

    Trees Speak are Daniel Martin Diaz and Damian Diaz from Tucson, Arizona and their music often draws on the cosmic night-time magic of Arizona’s natural desert landscapes. ‘Trees Speak’ relates to the idea of future technologies storing information and data in trees and plants - using them as hard drives – and the idea that Trees communicate collectively.

    Trees Speak - Shadow Forms:

    Records of the week-Drift/Album of the week-Resident/Album of the week-Norman/Records of the Year-South/Albums of the Year-Concrete Island/Albums of the month-Reveal/Albums of the Year-Piccadilly/Albums of the Year-Buzzsaw

    • Trees Speak – Large Array
    • Trees Speak – Tear Kisser
    • Trees Speak – Those Who Know
    • Trees Speak – Transforming
    • Trees Speak – Automat
    • Trees Speak – False Ego
    • Trees Speak – Communication
    • Trees Speak – Crystal System
    • Trees Speak – Agonize Signal
    • Trees Speak – Magick Knives
    • Trees Speak – Shadow Forms
    • Trees Speak – Outtake 3
    • Trees Speak – Transmitter
    MadlibSound Ancestors (Arranged By Kieran Hebden)Madlib Invazion

    Gil Evans to Miles Davis…. Holger Czukay to the ensemble known as Can….Jean Claude Vannier to Serge Gainsbourg on Histoire de Melody Nelson. That’s the only way to explain the specificity of Four Tet and Madlib’s collaboration, in this special album that showcases a two-decade long friendship that has resulted in an album that follows Madlib’s classics like Quasimoto’s The Unseen, Madvillainy and his Pinata and Bandana albums with Freddie Gibbs. Ace!

    • – There Is No Time (Prelude)
    • – The Call
    • – Theme De Crabtree
    • – Road Of The Lonely Ones
    • – Loose Goose
    • – Dirtknock
    • – Hopprock
    • – Riddim Chant
    • – Sound Ancestors
    • – One For Quartabê/Right Now
    • – Hang Out (Phone Off)
    • – Two for 2 - For Dilla
    • – Latino Negro
    • – The New Normal
    • – Chino
    • – Duumbiyay
    Black RiotSoul Jazz Records

    VINYL FACTORY COMPILATION OF THE YEAR 2020!!!

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    LIMITED EDITION COMES WITH FREE GRAPHIC STORY!

    Soul Jazz Records’ new Black Riot: Early Jungle, Rave and Hardcore is a brand new collection of heavyweight ragga-influenced hardcore jungle tracks from the early 1990s. Dark and heavy!

    Featuring classic and seminal tracks from the likes of Levictus and Krome &Time, alongside a host of rare and little-known ragga & junglist hardcore tunes from the likes of Babylon Timewarp’s hypnotic Durban Poison, Rhythm for Reasons’ mad ‘The Smokers Rhythm’, The Freaky rave-y breakbeat sound of ‘Time and Age,’ Trip One’s super dark ‘Snowball’ and loads more!

    Expect super heavy basslines, equally heavy twisted Amen drum loops, even heavier ragga vocals! Original jungle style - roots and culture - from the earliest days of drum and bass.

    Included with the album is a free limited-edition graphic mini-novel “Black Riot: The Mysterons save Planet Earth from the Xatheroid Angels.” This is the third collaboration between Soul Jazz Records and writer/illustrator Paulo Parisi, the highly respected author of graphic books on Jean Michel Basquiat and John Coltrane.

    This new graphic story continues the story of black electronic dance music – this time set around the birth of Jungle and continues onwards from Soul Jazz’s earlier ‘Invasion of the Killer Mysterons’ (Jamaican electronic Dub, co-compiled by Kevin Martin (The Bug)) and Mysterons Invade the Jackin’ Zone (about Chicago Acid & Experimental House).


    • Rhythm For Reasons – The Smokers Rhythm
    • Babylon Timewarp – Durban Poison
    • The Terrorist – RK1
    • DJ Dubplate – Tings A Go On
    • Leviticus – Burial (Lovers Rock Mix)
    • The Freaky – Time and Age
    • Trip One – Snowball Remix
    • DJ Krome & Mr. Time – Ganja Man
    • New Vision – Way Of Life
    • DJ Dubplate – Original Rubadubstyle
    • Hi Fi Power – Chill Out (Raggafunks U)
    • Nu Jacks featuring Ivory Ranks – House Sensation
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    Roy AyersUbiquityPolydor

    Essential rare-groove, including "Pretty Brown Skin"

    • – Pretty Brown Skin
    • – Can You Dig It?
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    Roy Ayers UbiquityVibrations (1976)Polydor

    The most under-rated Roy Ayers album! With 'Searching'.

    • – Searching
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    Hans Zimmer & Benjamin WallfischBlade Runner 2049 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Epic

    Soundtrack to the sci-fi smash of 2016! Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch channel the spirit of Vangelis' original with a darker, noir-ish and modern touch!

    • Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch – 2049
    • Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch – Sapper's Tree
    • Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch – Flight to LAPD
    • Frank Sinatra – Summer Wind
    • Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch – Rain
    • Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch – Rain
    • Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch – Memory
    • 1. Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch – 2049
    • 2. Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch – Sapper's Tree
    • 3. Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch – Flight to LAPD
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    Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony OrchestraPromisesLuaka Bop

    **180g & 140g vinyl represses pre-ordering now for 20th August release date!**

    Surprise collaboration between Floating Points and the legendary, American, spritual jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders with The London Symphony Orchestra. One of this year's most anticipated releases via Luaka Bop!

    • – Movement 1
    • – Movement 2
    • – Movement 3
    • – Movement 4
    • – Movement 5
    • – Movement 6
    • – Movement 7
    • – Movement 8
    • – Movement 9
    • LP (180 gram)£26.00
      Limited 180g audiophile edition housed in a die cut sleeve
      Expected 20 AugPreorder
    • LP£23.00
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    Studio One Rocksteady Got SoulSoul Jazz Records

    Back in stock!

    Soul Jazz Records new Studio One release Rocksteady Got Soul is a collection of uplifting and superb rocksteady and soulful reggae from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Studio One is the number one label in the history of reggae and he album features - as ever with Studio One - an impeccable and unbeatable line-up of reggae superstars all soaring at the height of their creative powers. Alton Ellis, John Holt, The Heptones, Jackie Mittoo, The Ethiopians, Lee Perry and more.

    The album is a mix of classic tunes and rhythms alongside super-rarities that were released in a dazzlingly complex web of Studio One labels and issues, deftly navigated with new sleevenotes from author and Studio One authority Rob Chapman. But enough with the chatter, just spin the platter - these tunes rule the town, hands down!


    This Soul Jazz/Studio One album is released as deluxe gatefold double-vinyl + house inners + download code. Also as jewel case CD housed in card slipcase. Both formats come with full sleeve notes/discography and exclusive photography. (The album is also available digitally on day of release onwards)

    • Alton Ellis – It's True
    • The Heptones – You Turned Away
    • The Gladiators – Mr Sweet
    • The Jail Breakers – Work It Up
    • Lee Perry & The Gaylads – Run Rudie Run
    • The Heptones – Young Generation
    • Jackie Mittoo – Good Feeling
    • C. Marshall – I Need Your Loving
    • Alton Ellis – I'll Be Waiting
    • The Clarendonians – The Tables Gonna Turn
    • Ken Parker – When You're Gone
    • Sound Dimension – Traveling Home
    • Errol Dunkley – Get Up Now
    • John Holt – My Heart Is Gone
    • Freedom Singers and Larry Marshall – Monkey Man
    • The Ethiopians – Let The Light Shine
    • Im and David – Money Maker
    • The Viceroys – Lose and Gain
    Nubiyan TwistFreedom FablesStrut

    Woven around soul searching, cautionary tales and parables for modern life, 'Freedom Fables' is the most accomplished album by the UK collective, effortlessly fusing different soul, jazz and global styles with deft musicianship and lyrical delivery.

    • – Morning Light
    • – Tittle Tattle
    • – Buckle Up
    • – Keeper
    • – Ma Wonka
    • – Flow
    • – 27-7
    • – If I Know
    • – Wipe Away Tears
    • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£26.00
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    • 2×LP£24.00
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    Two Synths, A Guitar (And) A Drum Machine - Soul Jazz Records #1 Post Punk DanceSoul Jazz Records

    OUT NOW!

    Soul Jazz Records new ‘Two Synths, A Guitar (and) A Drum Machine’ is a new collection of current D-I-Y post-punk bands shaped by the mutant sounds of no wave, punk funk and New York Noise bands from the late 70s and early 80s that collided with the world of underground dance music found at the Paradise Garage, Mudd Club in New York City (ESG, Arthur Russell, Bush Tetras, Talking Heads, Suicide, Liquid Liquid).

    Other influences cited here include Manchester and Sheffield’s industrial post-punk sounds of the 1980s (Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Gang of Four) as well as the 1970s German electronic experimentalism of Cluster, Neu!, Harmonia and Can.

    Featured artists from around the globe include Los Angeles D-I-Y band Automatic, New Fries from Toronto, artist/music collaborators Toresch from Germany, Susumu Makai from Japan/UK, Vex Ruffin from the Phillipines/California and Madmadmad, Gramme, Tom of England and other UK groups

    That all the bands featured here manage to make distinctive contemporary music out of these 80s roots is testament to the wide range of other musics that are seamlessly absorbed into a modern melting pot of sound – hip-hop, the electronic European avant-garde, rave culture, and more.

    The double vinyl comes in two editions:

    1) Limited edition indies EXCLUSIVE heavyweight green double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.

    2) Limited edition heavyweight black double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.

    The album is also available as a CD and digital release

    • Automatic – Too Much Money
    • Zongamin – Underwater Paramid
    • New Fries – Lily
    • Vex Ruffin & Fab 5 Freddy – The Balance
    • Ixna – Somebody Said
    • Leroy Duncann – Dream River
    • Tom Of England – Neon Green
    • Toresch – Tocar
    • Becker & Mukai – La Rivière des Perles
    • Gramme – Discolovers
    • Niagara – Ida
    • Charles Manier – Sift Through Art Collecting People
    • Black Deer – Baseball Shorts
    • Madmadmad – Hot Disco
    • Wino D – Untitled
    Masayoshi FujitaBirdErased Tapes

    Japanese vibraphonist and Jan Jelinek collaborator Masayoshi Fujita releases this lush ambient/new age album via Erased Tapes

    • – Bird Ambience
    • – Thunder
    • – Anakreon
    • – Cumulonimbus Dream
    • – Gaia
    • – Noise Marimba Tape
    • – Morocco
    • – Miyama No Kitsune
    • – Nord Ambient
    • – Stellar
    • – Pons
    • – Fabric
    • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£29.00
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    • CD£15.00
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    Black Man's PrideSoul Jazz Records

    While the righteousness of blackness is at the heart of the Rastafarian faith, this collection illustrates how black pride remained a central theme, if not the defining essence, at the very core of all the music created at Studio One Records.

    Black Man’s Pride is the striking new Studio One collection of deep heavyweight reggae featuring Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, The Gladiators, Sugar Minott, The Heptones, Freddie McGregor, Cedric Brooks & more.

    In order to understand the centrality of black identity in the music created at Studio One, we need look no further than Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd who, who created the first black-owned record company in Jamaica.

    In similar fashion Alton Ellis’s defining ‘Black Man’s Pride’ brings up emotions that are at the heart of many of these uplifting songs. Alton Ellis’ birthplace was the Trench Town ghetto of Kingston, also the birthplace of The Wailers, Ken Boothe and many other Studio One luminaries.

    Clement Dodd established a musical empire firmly rooted by the core musicians working at Studio One many of whom came out of the Alpha School for Wayward Boys, run by Roman Catholic nuns, whose luminaries include Don Drummond, Johnny Moore, Leroy ‘Horsemouth’ Wallace, Cedric Brooks, Vin Gordon, Tommy McCook & more.

    Many of the songs featured here come from the transitory phase in reggae at the start of the 1970s. After the exhilaration of Ska and following the cooling down of Rocksteady. While reggae awaited the arrival of roots, Studio One’s vocalists were already producing some of the moodiest music imaginable! Here are 18 heavyweight tunes, both classic cuts and super-rare tunes!

    This new album is released as a heavyweight gatefold double-LP edition (+ download code), CD and digital with full text.

    REVIEW

    "The bottomless pit that is Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One label(s) yields more gems. Soul Jazz and before it, Heartbeat in the US, United Artists, Bamboo and various other labels in the UK have released numerous collections, yet the catalogue remains largely under-exploited, despite the late Mr Dodd’s tireless efforts to wring every last cent from it in unlikely ways. Little wonder that some reggae fans, spoilt by knowledge and racks of original vinyl, can be inclined to shrug when another comp emerges: there have been so many. However, Soul Jazz’s albums are different: not only have they encouraged a new, younger audience, parallel to the one that enjoys rare funk and spiritual jazz, to appreciate this music, their records are coherent. They’re not just a heap of tunes that happen to be sharing a black vinyl apartment. They’re themed and meld musically. They have a reason to exist.

    In this instance, that reason is an exploration of (mostly) 70s vocal roots reggae with a theme of black pride and dignity. This music was recorded as a cultural statement, if not a cry, from the roots; strong stuff, deep, dark and heavy. But don’t mistake that for leaden. It may have bass frequencies that drive your neighbour’s dog under the sofa, thinking it’s 5 November all over again, but this is no gloomy exercise in musical storm clouds. Right from Alton Ellis’s title-donating opening tune, there are aspects of Black Man’s Pride that will have you skipping around the room, literally or mentally, and thanking Jah that you didn’t spend the money it cost you on a pizza, dough balls and Diet Coke meal deal. This is not musical junk food, it’s a keeper fit to lift the heart whenever needed.

    One reason for this is the sequencing. Glen Miller (not that one) may have a light, soulful voice but the rhythm track he’s riding on Love And Understanding is a minor chord churner, as sad as a wet Sunday. But it’s held up on either side by Sugar Minott (and an uncredited Gladiators) floating through Woman Shadow (as sung by The Meditations as Woman Is Like A Shadow), and The Nightingales’ gorgeously swinging Rasta Is Calling, a glorious take on Delroy Wilson’s Cool Operator rhythm that’s a sod to find on 45. The Heptones make a rational case for Equal Rights in a manner that ought to have been perky enough to win them at least an audition for a CBBC presenter’s role. Their lead singer Leroy Sibbles pops up uncredited on John Holt’s heart-lifting yet cool Let’s Build Our Dreams. Heavy 70s roots is gloomy? Nope. Jamaica’s ghettos were suffering; they didn’t need more misery.

    There’s also judicious joining up of vocals and their dubwise 45 flipsides: The Gladiators’ Roots Natty is one such. I heard the vocal, and immediately wished it was the devastatingly moving dub cut. Compiler Stuart Baker evidently thought likewise, so it extends to the version. For variety, there’s a lone sax instrumental to wreck things up too: Cedric Brooks’ melodic Why Can’t I.

    There’s room for the unique, deep and breathy voice of Larry Marshall. More “international” stars Horace Andy and Dennis Brown are here too, recorded as youths, as is a teenage Freddie McGregor on a rootsy rewrite of Cat Stevens’ Wild World – with what sounds like JS Bach on synth! The set shuts with Johnny Osbourne’s sophisticated and spiritually openhearted Forgive Them.

    With an informative, eminently enjoyable sleeve note about the growth of roots reggae and its place in Rastafarianism and black awareness, fittingly Black Man’s Pride lacks nothing." Ian McCann, RECORD COLLECTOR

    • Alton Ellis – Black Man's Pride
    • Horace Andy – Child Of The Ghetto
    • Dennis Brown – Created By The Father
    • The Gladiators – Roots Natty
    • The Classics – Got To Be Cool
    • The Nightingales – Rasta Is Calling
    • Glen Miller – Love & Understanding
    • Sugar Minott – Woman Shadow
    • Lloyd Jones & The Supernatural Six – Red In A Babylon
    • Dudley Sibley & The Soul Gang – Love In Our Nation
    • The Heptones – Equal Rights
    • Glen Miller – You Must Be Love
    • Winston Jarrett – Up Park No Mans Land
    • Cedric Im Brooks – Why Can't I
    • Larry Marshall – Let's Make It Up
    • Freddie McGregor – Children Listen To The Wise Words
    • John Holt – Build Our Dreams
    • Johnny Osbourne – Forgive Them
    Yabby You & The ProphetsConquering Lion (Expanded Edition)Pressure Sounds

    ‘Conquering Lion’ stands as one of the few truly essential albums of the roots era. As devotional as anything by Burning Spear, as polemical as Bob Marley, and as militant as the Mighty Diamonds, the album also communicates a haunting spiritual quality that is uniquely its own. Amazingly, for such a coherent work, the tracks were recorded over a period of at least four years, yet come together to present a single coherent vision. The album was first issued in Jamaica by Micron, and in the UK with a different tracklisting as ‘Ram-A-Dam’ on the Lucky label in 1976. Here the album is presented for the first time in expanded form, together with its dub counterpart. Vivian ‘Yabby You’ Jackson is often portrayed as a strange, otherworldly figure. Yet his life was filled with two opposing forces, the spiritual and the earthly. Even as Yabby was yearning for a higher plane of existence, he was scratching out a difficult living in the ghetto. Whilst warning of sinful secular behaviour, he was working at the race track taking bets. As well as creating some of the most powerful and heartfelt music to come out of Jamaica, Yabby was busy cutting deals with studios and musicians, and hustling round the record shops to sell his products. And these contradictions seem to have fuelled some of his best music, pushing him into places that other artists shied away from.

    * CD Bonus Tracks

    • – Run Come Rally
    • – Jah Vengence
    • – Conquering Lion
    • – Covetous Men
    • – Anti Christ
    • – Carnal Mind
    • – Jah Love
    • – Love Thy Neighbour
    • – Love Of Jah
    • – The Man Who Does The Work
    • Dubs – Rally Dub
    • – Hungering Dub *
    • – Tubby's Vengeance
    • – Version Dub *
    • – Conquering Dub
    • – Big Youth Fights Against Capitalist
    • – Anti Christ Rock
    • – Jah Love Dub
    • – Warning Version
    • – Love Thy Neighbour Version
    • – Love Of Jah Version Version
    • – Work Without Pay Dub
    • 2×LP£20.00
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    • CD£12.00
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    GarrettPrivate Life IIIMusic From Memory

    Third 'Private Life' outing as Garrett aka Dam-Funk for Music From Memory! A lush mix of warm ambient tones and deep, instrumental slo-jams. Essential release!

    • – Chasing The Clouds Away
    • – Hang Glyde
    • – Room With A View
    • – Timeless
    • – Memories
    • – Pushin'
    • – Knowing
    • – Watching The Skies
    • LP£18.00
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