• Reissue LP£23.00
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    • Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers – moanin
    • 1. moanin
    • 2. are you real
    • 3. along came betty
    • 4. the drum thunder (miniature) suite
    • 5. blues march
    • 6. come rain or come shine
    Seminal deep soul jazz from Blakey and the Messengers (Lee Morgan, Bobby Timmons, Benny Golson, Jymie Merritt) with the definitive version of "Moanin'"

    Other Releases by Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

    Art Blakey And The Jazz MessengersA Night In Tunisia (1960)Blue Note

    There are more versions of 'A Night In Tunisia' than perhaps any other jazz tune - but this is the mother of them all. Art Blakey on drums, Lee Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor sax, 11 minutes of Jazz bliss. Buy it.

      Other Releases on Blue Note

      Stanley TurrentineRough 'N Tumble (1966)Blue Note

      On fire - soul-jazz on Blue Note, tough session.

      Pepper Adams - Sax (Baritone), Brass Grant Green - Guitar Blue Mitchell - Trumpet
      Duke Pearson - Arranger James Spaulding - Sax (Alto) Stanley Turrentine - Sax (Tenor)
      Bob Cranshaw - Bass McCoy Tyner - Piano
      BST 84240 ORIGINAL BLUE LIBERTY PRESSING

      Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ (cut out hole), blue note inner

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      • – And Satisfy
      • Original LP£40.00
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      Donald ByrdBlack Byrd (1973)Blue Note

      Written and produced by Larry Mizell, their first collaboration! It's a classic! Nuff tunes, seriously deep funky heavy 70s jazz monster



      • – Flight Time
      • Original LP£45.00
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      • Reissue LP£16.00
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      Tony AllenThere Is No EndBlue Note

      Posthumous release of 'There Is No End' by legendary Afrobeat drummer, Tony Allen! The album features guest vocal appearances from the likes of Danny Brown, Sampa the Great, Lava La Rue, and more.

      • – Tony’s Praeludium
      • – Stumbling Down (feat. Sampa The Great)
      • – Crushed Grapes (feat. Lord Jah-Monte Ogbon)
      • – Très Magnifique (feat. Tsunami)
      • – Mau Mau (feat. Nah Eeto)
      • – Coonta Kinte (feat. Zelooperz)
      • – Rich Black (feat. Koreatown Oddity)
      • – Cosmosis (feat. Ben Okri + Skepta)
      GoGo PenguinRMXBlue Note

      Remixes of the electronic jazz/fusionists from the likes of James Holden, Nathan Fake, Squarepusher, Clark, Portico Quartet, Machinedrum and more!

      • – Kora (Cornelius remix)
      • – Atomised (Machinedrum remix)
      • – Embers (Yosi Horikawa remix)
      • – F Maj Pixie (Rone remix)
      • – F Maj Pixie (Squarepusher remix)
      • – Open (Nathan Fake remix)
      • – Signal In The Noise (808 State remix)
      • – Totem (James Holden remix)
      • – To The Nth (Shunya remix)
      • – Petit_A (Clark remix)
      • – Don't Go (Portico Quartet remix)
      • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£28.00
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      McCoy TynerTender Moments (Tone Poet Edition)Blue Note

      On his second Blue Note album Tender Moments, pianist and composer McCoy Tyner explored the colors and textures available in a nonet setting with some of the finest musicians of the time: Lee Morgan on trumpet, Julian Priester on trombone, Bennie Maupin on tenor saxophone, James Spaulding on alto saxophone and flute, Bob Northern on French horn, Howard Johnson on tuba, Herbie Lewis on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums. Highlights of the session include dedications to John Coltrane (“Mode to John”) and Thelonious Monk (“The High Priest”) as well as the stunning ballad “All My Yesterdays.”

        • LP (180 gram)£35.00
          Deluxe, 180g 'Tone Poet' edition in a gatefold sleeve.
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        Stanley TurrentineThat's Where It's At (Tone Poet Edition)Blue Note

        What happens when you combine Stanley Turrentine’s blues-drenched tenor saxophone with Les McCann’s soulful and funky piano? You end up with one of both men's best albums, an album considered to be one of the foundational sessions of soul jazz.

        Turrentine and McCann are joined by bassist Herbie Lewis (a member of McCann’s group at the time) and drummer Otis Candy Finch. Stand out tracks include 'Smile, Stacey', the deep blue groove of 'Soft Pedal Blues' and the in-the-pocket soul of 'Light Blue'.

        That’s where it’s at!

        • – Smile, Stacey
        • – Soft Pedal Blues
        • – Pia
        • – We'll See Yaw'll After While, Ya Heah
        • – Dorene Don't Cry, I
        • – Light Blue
        Anthony WilliamsCivilization (1987)Blue Note

        Blue Note 87

          • Original LP£15.00
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          Horace Silver QuintetSong For My Father (1963)Blue Note

          Mind-numbingly CLASSIC 

            • Original LP£40.00
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            John ColtraneBlue Train (1957)Blue Note
            Late 50s hard bop, Coltrane's second on Blue Note. Killer line-up: John Coltrane – tenor saxophone, bandleader Paul Chambers – double bass Kenny Drew – piano Curtis Fuller – trombone Philly Joe Jones – drums Lee Morgan – trumpet
            • – moment's notice
            • Reissue LP£16.00
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            MadlibShades Of BlueBlue Note

            Madlib invades Blue Note! Hip hop producer extroardinaire and world class jazz fiend Madlib gets let loose in the Blue Note vaults with his sampler!

              • New 2×LP £27.99
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              Pete La RocaBasraBlue Note

              Reissue of the underrated drummer’s 1965 album. His debut solo album and one of only two Blue Note albums as leader (the second emerged in 1997). Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio on 19th May 1965. Featuring Blue Note legend Joe Henderson on tenor, Steve Kuhn on piano and Steve Swallow on bass. Showcasing three fine La Roca originals (the title track, ‘Candu’, ‘Tears Come From Heaven’), Steve Swallow’s ‘Eiderdown’ and interesting takes on the standards ‘Malaguena’ and ‘Lazy Afternoon’'.

                Donald Byrd Chant Blue Note

                High quality 180 gram reissue on the Blue Note Tone Poet series of Donald Byrd’s 1961 recording, not released until 1979, and featuring Herbie Hancock and Pepper Adams. Includes an early version of Duke Pearson's haunting "Chant" which Donald Byrd re-recorded with voices two years later on his "New Perspective" album.

                • – I'm An Old Cowhand From The Rio Grande
                • – Chant
                Freddie HubbardHub-TonesBlue Note

                **Classic album/classic Blue Note sleeve!**

                The trumpeter/flugelhornist’s classic 1963 album. His fourth Blue Note LP. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio on 10th October 1962 . Featuring an all-star band of James Spaulding (alto sax), Herbie Hancock (piano), Reggie Workman (bass) and Clifford Jarvis (drums). The album showcases four superb Hubbard originals (the title track, ‘Prophet Jennings’, ‘Lament For Booker’, ‘For Spee’s Sake’) plus a memorable take on the standard ‘You’re My Everything’, featuring some stunning Hubbard/Hancock interplay. Produced by Alfred Lion.

                  Lou DonaldsonSay it LoudBlue Note

                  One of the great Blue Note funk albums from 1969! Features Idris Muhammad on drums and Charles Earland on B3!


                  • – Say it loud I'm black and I'm proud
                  • – Snake Bone
                  • CD£12.99
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                  McCoy TynerExpansions (1969)Blue Note

                  Seminal deep modal jazz on Blue Note w/ Woody Shaw, Gary Bartz, Ron Carter, Herbie Lewis and Freddie Watts. Produced by Duke Pearson. HEAVY!

                  Orig= Blue label liberty pressing Rare Original = USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG (spine wear,ageing)

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                  • – Vision
                  • – Smitty's Place
                  • – Peresina
                  • LP£25.00
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                  Grant GreenTalkin' AboutBlue Note

                  1964. With Elvin Jones and Larry Young.

                    Donald ByrdAt The Half Note Cafe Volume 1Blue Note

                    D. Byrd + Pepper Adams, Duke PEarson, Laymon Jackson, Lex Humphries.  New USA vinyl

                      Freddie HubbardBreaking PointBlue Note

                      Freddie Hubbard + James Spaulding, Ronnie Mathews, Eddie Khan, Joe Chambers. Deep and essential Blue Note. New USA vinyl issue

                        VariousBlue Break Beats (Volumes 1-3)Blue Note

                        Absolutely killer compilation of some of Blue Note's finest releases - The jazz break beats that inspired hip-hop artists. Includes Donald Byrd, Eddie Henderson, Grant Green, Ronnie Foster, Herbie Hancock and many more!   

                          Gregory PorterTake Me To The AlleyBlue Note

                          Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with his new album 'Take Me To The Alley' the much-anticipated follow-up to his million-selling Grammy-winning 2013 Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit. Includes Porter's version of 'Holding On' the hit single that he wrote with Disclosure.

                            • 2×LP£21.99
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                            Andrew HillGrass Roots (1968)Blue Note

                            Andrew Hill's best album, very highy recommended!


                            • – Mira
                            Ornette ColemanLove CallBlue Note

                            Deep, deep left of centre on Blue Note from Ornette genius like Coleman on the one.

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                              CandidoBeautiful (1970)Blue Note

                              Seriously funky album by Cuban jazz percussionist Candido Camero recorded in 1970 for Blue Note. Check the audio!

                              Candido Camero - conga, bongos

                              Bernie Glow, Pat Russo - trumpet

                              Alan Raph - trombone

                              Joe Grimm - soprano saxophone

                              Frank Anderson - piano

                               David Spinozza - guitar

                               Richard Davis - electric bass

                              Herbie Lovelle - drums

                              Joe Cain - arranger 

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                              Lou DonaldsonMr. Shing-A-LingBlue Note

                              Killer late 60s funky jazz on Blue Note, including the much sampled version of 'Ode To Billy Joe'.


                              • – ode to billie joe
                              Kamasi WashingtonHarmony Of DifferenceYoung Turks

                              Jazz titan Kamasi Washington’s EP, the deep and spiritual, 'Harmony of Difference', the first new music from Washington since his universally acclaimed 2015 debut album 'The Epic'. Essential release!

                              N.B. Inc a download code that is redeemable from the label.

                              • – Desire
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                              • – Knowledge
                              • – Perspective
                              • – Integrity
                              • – Truth
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                              This Is Mainstream!Wewantsounds

                              A definitive selection of music from legendary label Mainstream recorded between 1970 and 1973; showcasing the label's superb blend of funk, soul and jazz. Another essential release via Wewantsounds!

                              • – Saundra Phillips - Miss Fatback
                              • – Afrique - Kissing My Love
                              • – Hal Galper - This Moment
                              • – December's Children - Livin' (Way Too Fast)
                              • – Blue Mitchell - Blue's Blues
                              • – Maxine Weldon - Make It With You
                              • – Reggie Moore - Mother McCree
                              • – Jay Berliner - Papa Was A Rolling Stone
                              • – Dave Hubbard - T.B.'s Delight
                              • – Almeta Lattimore - These Memories
                              • – Buddy Terry - Lean On Me (Lean On Him)
                              • – Pete Yellin - Bird And The Ouija Board
                              • – Sarah Vaughan - Just A Little Lovin'
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                              Lonnie SmithTurning Point (1969)Blue Note

                              Lonnie Smith's second organ funk album for Blue Note, recorded in 1969. Funky but with seriously heavyweight allstar jazz line-up. Check this out.....

                              Lonnie Smith - organ

                              Lee Morgan - trumpet

                              Bennie Maupin - tenor saxophone

                              Julian Priester - trombone

                              Melvin Sparks - guitar

                              Leo Morris (AKA Idris Muhammad) - drums

                              Hardcore!

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                              • – See Saw
                              • Original LP£20.00
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                              Jack McDuffThe Heatin' System (1972)Cadet

                              This record is KILLER. Very rare, hardcore funk jazz!!

                                • Original 2×LP£65.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Orig USA 2x vinyl thich gatefold sleeve vinyl. Small cutout
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                                Burnin Beat feat. Olive MasingaIt's HotAfrosynth

                                Reissue of this hugely in-demand South African disco BOMB from 1979! The anthemic a-side 'It's Hot' is backed with the more cosmic vibes of 'Searchin''. This one's a big release folks - get in there quick! 

                                • – It's Hot
                                • – Searchin'
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                                Tony Allen & Jeff MillsTomorrow Comes The HarvestBlue Note

                                Detroit techno pioneer, Jeff Mills in collusion with the late legendary Afro-beat drummer, Tony Allen - on Blue Note!

                                • – Locked And Loaded
                                • – Altitudes
                                • – On The Run
                                • – The Seed
                                • 10"£12.00
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                                Bobby HutchersonSpiral (1968)Blue Note

                                Recorded in 1968 but not released until 1979, this is Bobby Hutcherson's 'lost' Blue Note album.

                                Bobby Hutcherson - vibraphone, marimba

                                Harold Land - saxophone

                                Joe Chambers - drums

                                Stanley Cowell - piano

                                Reggie Workman - bass

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                                The Lafayette Afro Rock BandMalikAs The Record Turns Inc.

                                Legendary funk album with loads of great tracks and much sampled breaks, recorded by a group of American musicians living in Paris in the early 1970's.

                                  • Reissue LP£16.00
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                                  Soul of A Nation: Afro-Centric Visions in the Age of Black PowerSoul 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 here

                                  Read Guardian feature here

                                  The album shows how the ideals of the civil rights movement, black power and black nationalism influenced the evolvement of radical African-American music in the United States of America in the intensely political and revolutionary period at the end of the 1960s following the assassinations of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and the rise of the Black Panther party.

                                  Featuring groundbreaking artists such as Gil Scott-Heron, Roy Ayers, Don Cherry, Oneness of Juju, Sarah Webster Fabio, Horace Tapscott, Phil Ranelin and many others, Soul of A Nation shows how political themes led to the rise of ‘conscious’ black music as new afro-centric styles combined the musical radicalism and spirituality of John Coltrane and radical avant-garde jazz music alongside the intense funk and soul of James Brown and Aretha Franklin and the urban poetry and proto-rap of the streets.

                                  The Soul of a Nation exhibition draws on the links between Black art forms – art, music, poetry - and how they came together during the civil rights and black power era as part of the wider black arts movement across the United States.

                                  Iconic African-Amercian revolutionary figures such as Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Angela Davis, John Coltrane, Muhammad Ali all appear in the radical artworks of Barkley L. Hendricks, Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Lorraine O’Grady and Betye Saar.

                                  Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records) will appear with the curators on the panel of Jazz for Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power discussion at the gallery as part of the show. You can book a ticket for this event here

                                  The Soul of a Nation album comes with extensive sleeve-notes and exclusive photography in a large 36-page outsize booklet and slipcase. Double gatefold vinyl album edition comes with full colour inners + bonus download code and includes full sleeve-notes/photography.

                                  Read More Reviews of the Soul of A Nation Exhibition:

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                                  • 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
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                                  Andrew WeatherallPamela #1Pamela Records

                                  Moton records launches its offshoot label with an incredible, posthumous release from the much-missed, best-dressed gentleman of techno, the great Andrew Weatherall! ‘Pamela #1’ dips into acid, new wave and some brilliant, oddball, synth-pop instrumentals. Essential release!

                                  • – The Moton 5
                                  • – Slap & Slide
                                  • – March Violets
                                  • – The Moton 5.2
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                                  Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3Soul Jazz Records

                                  This latest instalment in Soul Jazz Records’ successful Deutsche Elektronische Musik series delves deeper into the German nation’s vaults to bring a fascinating new collection that again brings together a selection of classic German electronic and rock groups, including Neu!, Cluster, Popol Vuh, La Düsseldorf, Agitation Free, alongside a host of rare tracks by lesser known artists which includes Michael Bundt, Bröselmaschine, Dronsz, Achim Reichel and others.

                                  The music of Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 ranges from the introverted pastoralism of Hans Joachim Roedelius and Bröselmaschine, to the angular and futuristic electronic experimentations of Klauss Weiss, Pyrolator, Deuter, Michael Bundt and others, to the proto-punk of La Düsseldorf and the heavy space, progressive and cosmic rock of Missus Beastly, Niagara and Dyzan.

                                  The music on Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 was all recorded in the 1970s up to the early 1980s, at a time when forward-thinking German electronic and rock groups were searching for a new musical identity in order to separate themselves from both the cultural legacy of post-world war two Germany as well the ‘cultural imperialism’ of USA and UK rock. In this process German groups created some of the most unique and inspired music, the defining motorik beat alongside a host of ethno-musical influences from far afield – including Turkey, India, Brazil – as well as the musical and futurist possibilities of developments in electronics and technology itself.

                                  Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 is released as a heavyweight 3xLP, deluxe double CD pack and digital release. The new extensive sleevenotes are by David Stubbs, who is the author of the acclaimed book, ‘Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany’ (Faber & Faber).

                                  “A near-definitive guide to some of the world’s most extraordinary music’’ ***** The Guardian

                                  "There are many potential futures contained within this exemplary Soul Jazz compilation" The Quietus

                                  • Klaus Weiss – Wide Open Space Motion
                                  • A.R. & Machines – I'll Be Your Singer, You'll Be My Song
                                  • Deutsche Wertarbeit – Deutscher Wald
                                  • Dzyan – Khali
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                                  • Alex – Derulé
                                  • Agitation Free – In The Silence Of the Morning Sunrise
                                  • Georg Deuter – Pearls
                                  • Michael Bundt – The Brain Of Oskar Panizza
                                  • Popol Vuh – Ja, Deine Liebe Ist Sußer Als Wein
                                  • Novalis – Dronsz
                                  • Bröselmaschine – Schmetterling
                                  • Neu! – Neuschnee
                                  • Between – And The Waters Opened
                                  • La Düsseldorf – White Overalls
                                  • Klauss Weiss – Constellation
                                  • Achim Reichel – Tanz Der Vögel In Den Winden
                                  • Roedelius – Lustwandel
                                  • Pyrolator – Die Haut Der Frau
                                  • Cluster – Hollywood
                                  • Streetmark – Passage
                                  • Niagara – Rhythm Go
                                  • Michael Bundt – Neon
                                  • 1. Klaus Weiss – Wide Open Space Motion
                                  • 2. A.R. & Machines – I'll Be Your Singer, You'll Be My Song
                                  • 3. Deutsche Wertarbeit – Deutscher Wald
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                                  Lee Fields Faithful Man Truth & Soul

                                  INSTRUMENTAL NOW IN STOCK!!!

                                  The hotly tipped new album from soul veteran Lee Fields, produced by Truth & Soul's in-house team Jeff Silverman and Leon Michels, who have co-written, played on, and produced Aloe Blacc's 'I Need A Dollar', Adele, Ghostface Killah and Jay Z to name a few.  Explosive, quality soul music with a heartfelt, sincere, gut-wrenching vocal delivery from Lee Fields, that draws comparisons to Bobby Womack, The Moments and The Delfonics.

                                  • – faithful man
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                                  LinkwoodExpressionsFirecracker Recordings

                                  Following-up on his 2009 LP for Prime Numbers, Linkwood touches down on Firecracker with 'Expressions'. The album is an expanisive body of work, cleverly drawing the links between house, disco, dub and techno. 

                                  • – Sonrise
                                  • – Outside In
                                  • – Off Kilter (No Midi Mix)
                                  • 3×LP£28.99
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                                  Oneness Of JujuSpace Jungle Luv (1976)Now-Again Records

                                  Amazing sought-after record from the brainchild of one J. Pluncky Branch and one of the greatest underground jazz groups. Space Jungle Luv goes on a slightly different tangent from African Rhythms (1975) heavy funk, to a more spiritual soul jazz (and soul vocals provided by Eke-Eta Jackie Lewis), technical playing, mixing fusion, funk and Coltrane's modal style - expanding styles. Check out "River Luvrite", "Space Jungle Funk", "Soul Love Now", but all the tracks are killer!

                                  • – River Luv Rite
                                  • – Follow Me
                                  • – Soul Love Now
                                  • – Space Jungle Funk
                                  • – The Connection
                                  • – Love's Messenger
                                  • LP£22.00
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                                  Stevie WonderInnervisions (1973)Tamla

                                  Perhaps the best album from Stevie Wonder!

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                                  • – Too High
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                                  • New LP (180g) + Download Code£21.99
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                                  Robert Glasper Experiment Black Radio Blue Note

                                  Drawing inspiration from  jazz, R&B, rock and hip-hop comes this brilliant album from multi-talented Grammy-nominated musician and Q-Tip collaborator, Robert Glasper!

                                  Black Radio features an allstar line-up of jaw-dropping vocal talent - Erykah Badu, Shafiq Husayn, Lupe Fiasco, Bilial, Meshell Ndegocello, Yassin Bey, Ledisi, Musiq Soulchild and more!

                                  An organic feel to this beautiful album presenting new collaborative originals with interesting cover songs.  Erykah Badu transforms the cuban standard "Afro Blue", Sade's "Cherish The Day" is re-imagined by Lalah Hathaway and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" jazzy, hip-hop vocoder makeover by Glasper and his band, The Experiment. Recommended!

                                  • – afro blue feat erykah badu
                                  • – cherish the day feat lalah hathway
                                  • – always smile feat lupe fiasco and bilal
                                  • – gonna be alright (f.t.b) feat ledisi
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                                  Dom Um RomaoDom Um RomaoMuse

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                                  Lee Morgan The Sidewinder (1963)Blue Note

                                  All time soul jazz classic from trumpeter Morgan on Blue Note joined by Joe Henderson, Billy Higgins, Barry Harris and Bob Cranshaw.

                                  • – the sidewinder
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                                  Studio One Story (Vinyl album only edition)Soul Jazz Records

                                  VINYL ALBUM ONLY RESTOCK JUST IN (COMES WITHOUT DVD)


                                  Soul Jazz Records’ feature-length documentary/CD/Book ‘Studio One Story’ is being re-released on 1 August 2011, and is also available for the first time as a stand alone DVD.
                                  The DVD is being issued as a prelude to the forthcoming deluxe-hardback book ‘Original Cover Art of Studio One Records’ released this autumn by Soul Jazz Records as well as a new Studio One album compilation on Soul Jazz to coincide with the new book.


                                  Studio One Story is a documentary this is both a staggering slice of musical history and a definitive guide to Studio One, Jamaica’s greatest ever record company, and its legendary founder, Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd. ‘Studio One Story’ was filmed in 2002, two years before the death of the legendary Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd, a man famously reticent of being interviewed - until the making of this film. Described by Chris Blackwell as the Motown of Jamaica, or ‘The University of Reggae’, Studio One is where the careers of literally hundreds of reggae artists began: Bob Marley and the Wailers, Alton Ellis, The Heptones, Ken Boothe, The Skatalites, Burning Spear and Sugar Minott, to name but a few! Studio One is the ‘foundation’ label of Jamaican Reggae and Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd is seen by many as its father.

                                  One and a half years in the making, Studio One Story is a truly unique documentary in which the late Clement Dodd gave unprecedented personal access to tell the previously untold story of how he and the many artists and musicians at Studio One literally shaped the rise of Reggae music from the 1950s onwards through to the late 1970s. This is the true story of reggae music and its Jamaican roots told from the inside: From the rise of Kington’s sound systems in the 1940s and 1950s, through to the evolution of a Jamaican music industry (and Studio One’s dominance) in the 1960s and the worldwide success of reggae in the 1970s.

                                  The 4 hour documentary (including over an hour of extras) was filmed on location in Kingston, Jamaica and features interviews with Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Sugar Minott, Denis Alcapone, The Ethiopians, Sylvan Morris, Johnny Moore, Lone Ranger, King Stitt and many others. The DVD also includes rare footage of The Skatalites, Jackie Mittoo, Count Ossie, Marcia Griffiths and others. As well as the stand-alone DVD, Soul Jazz Records are reissuing the original (DVD +CD+Book) original box set.


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                                  THE DVD HAS FRENCH AND ENGLISH SUBTITLES.


                                  NB.MP3 Release is for the audio CD only.


                                  REVIEWS
                                  ‘Studio One was Jamaica’s Motown. This documentary brings it brilliantly to life.’ The Telegraph ‘The history of Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd’s legendary Jamaica studio is fantastically told through interviews, copious amounts of music and historical footage and more.’ Uncut ‘Studio One Story is no mere historical document; it is a map that will lead you directly to a massive seam, endlessly mineable, of musical gold’ The Observer ‘A fascinating documentary’ The Telegraph
                                  ‘Compulsive viewing for anyone with an interest in Reggae’ The Wire

                                  • Theo Beckford – Easy Snapping
                                  • The Skatalites – Guns Of Navarone
                                  • Delroy Wilson – Dancing Mood
                                  • Michigan And Smiley – Nice Up The Dance
                                  • Heptones – Baby
                                  • The Abyssinians – Declaration Of Rights
                                  • Alton Ellis – I'm Still In Love With You
                                  • Tommy Mccook – Tunnel One
                                  • Sugar Minott – Jah Jah Children
                                  • The Skatalites – Man In The Street
                                  • Dub Specialist – Banana Walk
                                  • Dennis Alcapone – Run Run
                                  • Larry Marshall – Nanny Goat
                                  • Brentford Allstars – Throw Me Corn
                                  • Lone Ranger – Love Bump
                                  • Jackie Mittoo – Freak Out