• Reissue LP (180 GRAM) 9222£13.99
      Out of stock
      • 1. Attica Blues
      • 2. Steam
      • 3. Invocation To Mr Parker
      • 4. Blues For Brother George Jackson
      • 5. Ballad For A Child
      • 6. Goodbye Sweet Pops
      • 7. Quiet Dawn

      Essential, classic album! This is HEAVYWEIGHT deep jazz with soul vocals and a huge horn section. The title track is a speaker blowing fusion of righteous gospel soul with vigorous, forceful, spiritual jazz, while Blues For Brother George Jackson is a classic slinky deep groover. This is one of the deep jazz albums most explicitly embued with the spirit of the civil rights era and it's a highly sought after rarity among collectors and jazz fans. This is Archie Shepp's best album and comes with our highest recommendations! 180 gram vinyl. Buy! Buy! Buy!

      Other Releases by Archie Shepp

      Archie SheppThe Jazz Masters (100 Años De Swing)Folio Collection
      Five classic tracks featuring 3 compositions by Cecil Taylor.
        Archie SheppFour For Trane (1964)Impulse!
        Archie Shepp's first major outing was recorded in August 1964 about a year before John Coltrane gathered some of these same players (Shepp and alto saxophonist...
          • CD£7.99
            In stockAdd to Bag
          • New LP (180g)£18.99
            Out of stock
          Archie SheppLive In San Francisco (1966)Impulse!
          Impulse, 66. This is a fantastic live album of one of Archie Shepp's most solid early bands, comprised of the great trombonist Roswell Rudd, bassists...

            Other Releases on Impulse!

            Impulse Records: Music, Message And The MomentVarious ArtistsImpulse!
            UNBELIEVABLE new compilation of deep spiritual music by John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Oliver Nelson, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp and other groundbreaking...
            • – The John Coltrane Quartet — Africa
            • – Max Roach — Garvey's Ghost
            • – John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane — Reverend King
            • – Alice Coltrane — Blue Nile
            • – Pharoah Sanders — Astral Traveling
            • – Archie Shepp — Blues for Brother George Jackson
            • 4×LP Box Set £160.00
              • 4xLP box set is housed in a high-quality archival portfolio cast with a museum drop front.
              • Magazine style booklet featuring original impulse! ads and artist photos
              • Impulse! vinyl slipmat.
              • Free UK shipping!
              Expected 14 MayPreorder
            • 2×CD£20.00
              Expected 14 MayPreorder
            The Comet Is ComingImminentImpulse!
            Frenetic, cosmic jazz excursion from the mighty The Comet Is Coming! Remixed version of 'Super Zodiac' appears on the flipside by Noss DJ.
            • The Comet Is Coming – Imminent (feat. Joshua Idehen)
            • The Comet Is Coming – Super Zodiac (Noss DJ remix)
            Shabaka and The AncestorsWe Are Sent Here By HistoryImpulse!
            It's the bomb! Just landing! Release date brought forward! WILL SELL OUT!! Don't miss out! Comet Is Coming band leader Shabaka is back with The Ancestors...
            • Shabaka and The Ancestors – Go My Heart, Go To Heaven
            Dizzy GillespieSwing Low, Sweet CadillacImpulse!
            Includes Gillespie's wicked latin jazz dance version of "Mas Que Nada", originally released in 1969, and re-pressed here on limited edition Monaural vinyl.
            • Dizzy Gillespie – Mas Que Nada (Pow, Pow, Pow)
            John ColtraneBlue World (1964) [Previously Unreleased]Impulse!
            In 1964, the National Film Board of Canada asked John Coltrane to record the soundtrack for a French-language film titled 'Le Chat dans le Sac' ('The Cat...
            • John Coltrane – Blue World
            Impulse Artists On TourImpulse Artists On Tour (1974)Impulse!
            Deep stuff!
              • Original LP£15.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl, gatefold sleeve, cutout hole
                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!
                In stockAdd to Bag
              John Coltrane1963: New DirectionsImpulse!
              FREE UK SHIPPING ON VINYL BOX SET! John Coltrane 1963: New Directions collects all of John Coltrane’s 1963 Impulse recordings in the order in which...
                • Coltrane 5×LP Box Set£139.99
                  In stockAdd to Bag
                • 3×CD£11.99
                  Out of stock
                The Comet Is ComingTrust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep MysteryImpulse!
                Futurist jazz voyagers (lead by Shabaka Hutchings) The Comet Is Coming release their anticipated 2nd album via Impulse! A propulsive, kaleidoscopic trip...
                • The Comet Is Coming – Summon The Fire
                Howard RobertsAntelope Freeway (1971)Impulse!
                Twisted fusion on Impulse 71 Original USA LP Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're...
                  John ColtraneBoth Directions At Once: The Lost AlbumImpulse!
                  On March 6, 1963, John Coltrane and his classic quartet - McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones - recorded an entire studio album at the legendary...
                  • John Coltrane – Untitled Original 11383 (Take 1)
                  John ColtraneImpressionsImpulse!
                  Classic modal jazz album from the master of deep jazz and one of the most important performer/composers ever! Modal fans will love the tranquil, melancholic...
                    • New LP (180g)£16.99
                      Out of stock
                    • CD£7.99
                      In stockAdd to Bag
                    Sons of KemetYour Queen Is A ReptileImpulse!
                    Sons of Kemet’s third studio album, and first under the impulse! label! Shabaka Hutchings and his band incorporate sounds of spiritual jazz music, while...
                    • Sons of Kemet – My Queen Is Ada Eastman
                    • Sons of Kemet – My Queen Is Mamie Phipps Clark
                    • Sons of Kemet – My Queen Is Harriet Tubman
                    • Sons of Kemet – My Queen Is Anna Julia Cooper
                    • Sons of Kemet – My Queen Is Angela Davis
                    • Sons of Kemet – My Queen Is Nanny Of The Maroons
                    • Sons of Kemet – My Queen Is Yaa Asantewaa
                    • Sons of Kemet – My Queen Is Albertina Sisulu
                    • Sons of Kemet – My Queen Is Doreen Lawrence
                    • 2xLP + Download Code£21.99
                      Out of stock
                    • CD£11.00
                      In stockAdd to Bag
                    Lambert, Hendricks & RossSing A Song Of Basie (1965)Impulse!
                    First Impulse original pressing (first came out on ABC in 1957)
                      Gato BarbieriChapter One: Latin America (1973)Impulse!
                      First of Gato's Latin American jazz fusion albums released on Impulse in the early 1970s.
                      • Gato Barbieri – Encuentros
                      • CD£7.99
                        In stockAdd to Bag
                      • Original LP£12.00
                        Out of stock
                      Pharoah SandersKarma (1969)Impulse!
                      Over half an hour of "The Creator Has A Master Plan"! Leon Thomas on vocals joins the Pharoah for one of the greatest collaborations in deep, spiritual...
                        John ColtraneAscension (1965)Impulse!
                        Landmark free jazz album! An essential classic for any fan of 'new thing' improvisation! John Coltrane was one of the greatest player/composers the world...
                        • John Coltrane – Part I
                        • John Coltrane – Part II
                        John ColtraneA Love Supreme (1964)Impulse!
                        100% essential deep jazz classic! Searching, yearning, BEAUTIFUL spiritual jazz of the highest order! This is considered by many to be his best album and...
                          • New LP (180g)£25.99
                            Out of stock
                          • CD£7.99
                            In stockAdd to Bag
                          Alice ColtraneHuntington Ashram Monastery / World GalaxyImpulse!
                          Two seminal, deep Alice Coltrane albums on one CD! 'Huntington Ashram Monastery' from 1969 is a trio outing with Ron Carter on bass and Rashied Ali on...
                            Alice ColtraneJourney In Satchidananda (1971)Impulse!
                            100% essential, C-L-A-S-S-I-C spiritual jazz album featuring Pharoah Sanders! Deep-as-it-gets, hypnotic, trance-like, spiritually uplifting music featuring...
                            • Alice Coltrane – Journey in Satchidananda
                            • Alice Coltrane – Stopover Bombay
                            Duke Ellington & John ColtraneDuke Ellington & John Coltrane (1963)Impulse!
                            Duke Ellington & John Coltrane is a jazz album by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane recorded on September 26, 1962 and released in February 1963 on...
                              • CD£7.99
                                In stockAdd to Bag
                              • New LP £16.99
                                Out of stock
                              Archie SheppFour For Trane (1964)Impulse!
                              Archie Shepp's first major outing was recorded in August 1964 about a year before John Coltrane gathered some of these same players (Shepp and alto saxophonist...
                                • CD£7.99
                                  In stockAdd to Bag
                                • New LP (180g)£18.99
                                  Out of stock
                                Archie SheppLive In San Francisco (1966)Impulse!
                                Impulse, 66. This is a fantastic live album of one of Archie Shepp's most solid early bands, comprised of the great trombonist Roswell Rudd, bassists...
                                  John ColtraneColtrane (1962)Impulse!
                                  Coltrane's first for Impulse, in 1962, was also the first recording for the classic quartet line-up and is a beautiful blend of extended modal...
                                    • CD£7.99
                                      In stockAdd to Bag
                                    • New LP (180g)£22.99
                                      Out of stock
                                    • Deluxe 2×CD£14.99
                                      Out of stock
                                    Alice ColtranePtah The El Daoud (1970)Impulse!
                                    ESSENTIAL deep jazz featuring Pharoah Sanders and Joe Henderson! This is a true classic of spiritual jazz from one of our favourite artists! Recorded...
                                      John ColtraneMeditations (1966)Impulse!
                                      Beautiful, intense, spiritual jazz from the master! This is a landmark album for John Coltrane, recorded in his 'classic period' just after his masterpiece...
                                        Pharoah SandersThembi (1971)Impulse!
                                        Classic deep jazz album that incudes the tranquil "Astral Travelling", the beautiful "Thembi" and features Lonnie Liston Smith and Michael White! All...

                                          People also bought

                                          Chocolate MilkChocolate Milk (1976)RCA
                                          New Orleans funk produced by Allen Toussaint
                                            • Reissue LP (180 GRAM)£14.99
                                              Out of stock
                                            Idris MuhammadPower Of Soul (1974)CTI
                                            MASSIVE! With "Loran's Dance". KILLER CTI jazz/funk bomb from Idris Muhammad with hip-hop samples galore! EPIC.
                                            • Idris Muhammad – Loran's Dance
                                            DiscoA Fine Selection of Independent Disco, Modern Soul and Boogie 1978-82Soul Jazz Records
                                            Fantastic new album of disco, modern soul and boogie from 1978-82 on Soul Jazz Records.This album is released to coincide with the massive new 360-page...
                                            • The Fantastic Aleems featuring Calebur – Hooked On Your Love (John Morales Mix)
                                            • Superfunk – Superfunk
                                            • Jessie G – That's Hot
                                            • Jupiter Beyond – The River Drive
                                            • The Sunburst Band – The Easton Assassin
                                            • John Gibbs and the US Steel Orchestra – Trinidad (Special Disco Mix)
                                            • Sparkle – Disco Madness
                                            • Chain Reaction – Sweet Lady
                                            • Wayne Ford – Dance To The Beat Freakout
                                            • Sympho-State – You Know What I Like
                                            • The Fantastic Aleems featuring Corky Hodges – Movin' To The Beat
                                            • Something Extra – Sexy Lady
                                            • Stwange Poweple – Get Up
                                            • Chemistry – Skateboard
                                            • Cirt Gill and The Jam-A-Ditty Band – Turn This Disco Out
                                            • Sugar Bear Johnson – When Your Jones Come Down
                                            • Retta Young – My Man Is On His Way
                                            • The Imperials – Fast Freddie The Roller Disco King
                                            • Cordial – Wave
                                            • 1. The Fantastic Aleems featuring Calebur – Hooked On Your Love (John Morales Mix)
                                            • 2. Superfunk – Superfunk
                                            • 3. Jessie G – That's Hot
                                            • View full info and tracklisting
                                            • 2×LP Record A£23.00
                                              Out of stock
                                            • 2×LP Record B£23.00
                                              Out of stock
                                            • Deluxe 2×CD£12.00
                                              Out of stock
                                            • MP3 Release£8.99
                                              Out of stock
                                            Soul of A Nation: Afro-Centric Visions in the Age of Black PowerUnderground Jazz, Street Funk & The Roots of Rap 1964-79Soul Jazz Records
                                            This album coincides with the massive new exhibition Soul of A Nation - Art in the Age of Black Power at Tate Modern, London. Watch Channel 4 news piece...
                                            • Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
                                            • Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry – Sounds From The Bush
                                            • Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Red, Black and Green
                                            • Philip Cohran and The Artistic Heritage Ensemble – Malcolm X
                                            • Sarah Webster Fabio – Sweet Songs
                                            • Phil Ranelin – Vibes From The Tribe
                                            • Horace Tapscott with the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra – Desert Fairy Princess
                                            • David McKnight – Strong Men
                                            • Joe Henderson – Black Narcissus
                                            • Oneness Of Juju – African Rhythms
                                            • Doug Carn – Suratal Ihklas
                                            • Duke Edwards and The Young Ones – Is It Too Late ?
                                            • Carlos Garnett – Mother Of The Future
                                            • 1. Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
                                            • 2. Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry – Sounds From The Bush
                                            • 3. Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Red, Black and Green
                                            • View full info and tracklisting
                                            Rotary ConnectionHey LoveCadet
                                            BACK IN PRINT - LONG OUT!Essential psychedelic soul/rock Rotary Connection album featuring the legendary "I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun", "Love Has Fallen...
                                            • Rotary Connection – I Am The Blackgold Of The Sun
                                            • Reissue LP£12.99
                                              Out of stock
                                            Lee DorseyYes We Can (1970)Polydor
                                            Oh man - one of the funkiest New Orleans sets ever from Lee Dorsey 1970 with on-fire tough, tough tunes throughout from The Meters who supply the backing....
                                            • Lee Dorsey – Yes We Can - Part I
                                            • Lee Dorsey – Who's Gonna' Help Brother Get Further
                                            • LP£12.99
                                              Out of stock
                                            J DillaJay Love JapanVintage Vibez Music Group
                                            First ever official vinyl outing of 'Jay Love Japan', originally released as part of a limited CD run in 2007 - finding itself to fall foul of many...
                                            • J Dilla – Can't You See
                                            • J Dilla – Sun In My Face
                                            • J Dilla – In The Streets
                                            • J Dilla – Oh Oh
                                            • J Dilla – Say It
                                            • J Dilla – Lucy
                                            • J Dilla – First Time
                                            • J Dilla – Red Light
                                            • J Dilla – Outro
                                            • J Dilla – Yesterday
                                            • J Dilla – Believe In God
                                            • LP£18.99
                                              Out of stock
                                            • CD£13.99
                                              Out of stock
                                             
                                              Orchestra HarlowHeavy Smokin'Fania
                                              Heavy Smokin' is the 1965 debut album for the Fania label legendary piano player and bandleader Larry Harlow. At the time, his orchestra included a swinging...
                                              • Orchestra Harlow – la juventud
                                              • Orchestra Harlow – rica combinacion
                                              • Reissue LP£11.99
                                                Out of stock
                                              • CD£7.99
                                                Out of stock
                                              Lloyd McNeill QuartetWashington Suite (1970)Soul Jazz Records
                                              New edition of this very rare deep spiritual jazz album (currently £400 on Discogs for an original!) first released as a private-press album in 1970 on...
                                              • Lloyd McNeill Quartet – Home Rule
                                              • Lloyd McNeill Quartet – Just 71% Moor
                                              • Lloyd McNeill Quartet – 2504 Cliffbourne Pl.
                                              • Lloyd McNeill Quartet – Fountain In The Circle
                                              • Lloyd McNeill Quartet – City Tryptych
                                              • Lloyd McNeill Quartet – Fountain In The Circle
                                              Gigi MasinTalk To The Sea Music From Memory
                                              For their much anticipated second release 'Music From Memory' take you into the world of Italian musician Gigi Masin. Part of only a small and very...
                                              • Gigi Masin – The Word Love
                                              • Gigi Masin – Fata Morgana
                                              • Gigi Masin – Redanzen
                                              • New 2×LP £19.99
                                                Out of stock
                                              Willie ColonThe Good-The Bad-The Ugly (1975)Fania
                                              Seminal, transitional album, his last to feature Hector Lavoe on vocals.
                                                • Reissue LP£12.99
                                                  Out of stock
                                                Gil Scott-HeronThe Revolution Will Not Be TelevisedRCA
                                                Wicked collection from the man - NUFF tunes!
                                                • Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
                                                • LP£13.99
                                                  Out of stock
                                                Forward: 20 Years Rainy City Music 1996-2016VariousRainy City Music
                                                Brand new compliation Lp celebrating 20 years of Rainy City Music in Manchester. The Deep House Lp called 'Forward' features eight exclusive unreleased...
                                                • Tiff Massey – Detroit Is Black
                                                • Irfan Rainy – Shook (Unnayanaa Mix) [feat. Bonafide Rojas]
                                                • Irfan Rainy & Baba Israel – Freedom (Who Remix)
                                                • Irfan Rainy & Kung Fu Sean – Butterfly
                                                • Unnayanna – P9
                                                • Pitched Black – Microgravity
                                                • Soul Renegades – Truth (Rainy Edit)
                                                • Irfan Rainy & Rex Leon – Lighters Shades of Blue
                                                • 1. Tiff Massey – Detroit Is Black
                                                • 2. Irfan Rainy – Shook (Unnayanaa Mix) [feat. Bonafide Rojas]
                                                • 3. Irfan Rainy & Baba Israel – Freedom (Who Remix)
                                                • View full info and tracklisting
                                                • 2×LP£22.99
                                                  Out of stock
                                                 
                                                  Little BeaverParty DownCat
                                                  Classic Miami funk featuring the end of night classic 'Party Down'!
                                                    • Reissue LP£9.99
                                                      Out of stock
                                                    Crown Ruler Sound (Compiled By Jeremy Spellacey)Various ArtistsSpacetalk
                                                    Another exemplary compilation on Spacetalk with obscure (and utterly brilliant!) disco and funk oddities picked by revered digger, Jeremy Spellacey!
                                                    • Ezy & Isaac – Let Your Body Move (Oba Balu Balu)
                                                    • Stimela – I Love You
                                                    • Kosmik 3 – I’m Gonna Pack (Jeremy Spellacey edit)
                                                    • Mike Fabulous – Wang East (Instrumental)
                                                    • Feladey – Forest Music (Anambra Na-imo)
                                                    • Larry Maluma & Kalimba – Kamusale
                                                    • Acayouman – Funk Around
                                                    • J.K. Mandengué – Afrika
                                                    • The Staple Singers – Slippery People (Club Version)
                                                    • Brother Resistance – Can I Get A Witness
                                                    • Legacy – Monday Blues
                                                    • La Banda de Martin – Mi Dueño
                                                    • Devon Russell – Move On Up
                                                    • Costa & Chyps – Detroit City Cats (Instrumental Long Version)
                                                    • Wilfred Percussion – Andei
                                                    • 1. Ezy & Isaac – Let Your Body Move (Oba Balu Balu)
                                                    • 2. Stimela – I Love You
                                                    • 3. Kosmik 3 – I’m Gonna Pack (Jeremy Spellacey edit)
                                                    • View full info and tracklisting
                                                    • 2×LP£18.99
                                                      Out of stock
                                                    Eric DolphyIron ManFresh Sound Records
                                                    Featuring: Eric Dolphy (as, b-cl), Woody Shaw (tp), Clifford Jordan (ss), Huey Sonny Simmons (as), Prince Lasha (fl), Bobby Hutcherson (vb), Eddie Khan,...
                                                      • CD£12.99
                                                        Out of stock
                                                      • Reissue LP£11.99
                                                        In stockAdd to Bag
                                                      Leroy HutsonHutson IICurtom
                                                      Classic rare groove on Curtom featuring "Love The Feeling" and "Love To Hold You Close".
                                                        • CD£12.99
                                                          Out of stock
                                                        • Reissue LP£13.99
                                                          Out of stock
                                                        Jack McDuffScreamin'Prestige
                                                        Original Dark blue label Prestige vinyl. Rare w/ Jack Mcduff (organ), Leo Wright (sax), Kenny Burrell (guitar), Joe Dukes (drums). Recorded by Rudy Van...
                                                        • Jack McDuff – Screamin´
                                                        • CD£7.99
                                                          Out of stock
                                                        • Original LP£35.00
                                                          Out of stock
                                                        Bob JamesTwo (1975)CTI
                                                        Essential soul jazz instrumental album featuring "Take Me To The Mardi Gras", as sampled by Run DMC on "Peter Piper" (And a million others!)
                                                        • Bob James – Take Me To The Mardi Gras
                                                        • Original LP£25.00
                                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = USA Vinyl gatefold, cti inner

                                                          100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' money-back guarantee!
                                                          Out of stock
                                                        • Reissue LP£11.99
                                                          Out of stock
                                                        Don CherryMu First Part 1Actuel
                                                        First part of an improvised session of duets recorded with Ed Blackwell on drums/percussion for BYG/Actuel in France, 1969. Mystical, meditative, hypnotic. 
                                                          • CD£7.99
                                                            Out of stock
                                                          • Reissue LP£10.99
                                                            Out of stock
                                                          Fania All StarsLatin Soul RockFania
                                                          Heavy, heavy, heavy latin funk and jazz!!!! This is a serious album. "Smoke", "There You Go", "Mama Guela", "Viva Tirado" , "Soul Makossa" are as good...
                                                          • Fania All Stars – Viva tirado
                                                          • Fania All Stars – Smoke
                                                          • Fania All Stars – There you go
                                                          • Fania All Stars – Mama guela
                                                          • Reissue LP£11.99
                                                            Out of stock
                                                          Carmen McRaeFor Once In My Life (1967))Atlantic
                                                          Jazz vocals, arranged and conducted b Johnny Keating. Orig. blue and green label Atlantic
                                                            • Original LP£10.00
                                                              Out of stock
                                                            Split Decision BandSplit Decision BandNow-Again Records / Now-Again Reserve
                                                            A band known to deep soul, funk and disco collectors for decades for their sought after 7” 'Watching Out / Dazed', long thought to be the band’s only...
                                                            • Split Decision Band – Say Woman
                                                            • Split Decision Band – Watching Out
                                                            • Split Decision Band – Night Dancer
                                                            • Split Decision Band – Dazed
                                                            • Split Decision Band – Crystal Powder
                                                            • Split Decision Band – My Love Just For You
                                                            • Split Decision Band – Seeking
                                                            • Split Decision Band – Shoot Your World
                                                            • Split Decision Band – Split Decision Band Whats You To Groove
                                                            • LP + Download Code£25.99
                                                              Out of stock
                                                            • CD + Book£16.99
                                                              Out of stock