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    • James Blake – Assume Form
    • James Blake – Mile High (feat. Travis Scott & Metro Boomin)
    • James Blake – Tell Them (feat. Moses Sumney & Metro Boomin)
    • James Blake – Into The Red
    • James Blake – Barefoot In The Park (feat. ROSALÍA)
    • James Blake – Can’t Believe The Way We Flow
    • James Blake – Are You In Love?
    • James Blake – Where’s The Catch? (feat. André 3000)
    • James Blake – I’ll Come Too
    • James Blake – Power On
    • James Blake – Don’t Miss It
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    • 1. Assume Form
    • 2. Mile High (feat. Travis Scott & Metro Boomin)
    • 3. Tell Them (feat. Moses Sumney & Metro Boomin)
    • 4. Into The Red
    • 5. Barefoot In The Park (feat. ROSALÍA)
    • 6. Can’t Believe The Way We Flow
    • 7. Are You In Love?
    • 8. Where’s The Catch? (feat. André 3000)
    • 9. I’ll Come Too
    • 10. Power On
    • 11. Don’t Miss It
    • 12. Lullaby For My Insomniac

    Mercury award winner James Blake returns with his 4th studio album 'Assume Form'. The album features collaborations with Travis Scott, André 3000, Metro Boomin, Moses Sumney and Rosalía.

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    Two awesome uplifting duets from Mr Brown and Miss Collins - including nice cut of This Guys in Love. Unplayed original USA 45

    • – What My Baby Needs Now Is A Little More Lovin'
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    Lady GagaChromaticaPolydor

    RSD 2021 DROP 1. Available online from 6pm Sat June 12

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              James BrownStar Generation / Women Are Something Else (1979)Polydor

              We love this late-period JB. Still on it, funky disco mover!

              • – Star Generation
              • Original 7"£10.00
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              The James Brown Soul TrainHonky Tonk (1972)Polydor

              James Brown, 72

              • – Honky Tonk (Part 1)
              Peaches & HerbShake Your Groove Thing (1978)Polydor

              Classic disco party tune. Shake it!

              • – Shake Your Groove Thing
              • Original 7"£7.99
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              James BrownReality / I Need Your Love So Bad (1974)Polydor

              JB tells it like it is 74 - It's bad! Nobody wants to walk everybody wants to fly - You can't get a reservation

              • – Reality
              • Original 7"£10.00
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              James BlakeBeforePolydor

              Spectral pop/R&B/electronic music experiments from the one and only James Blake!

              • – I Keep Calling
              Michael KiwanukaSolid Ground (Virgil Abloh Remix)Polydor

              Louis Vuitton Creative Director, Off-White Founder and DJ, Virgil Abloh, remixes Michael Kiwanuka’s ‘Solid Ground’. Earlier in 2020, Abloh selected ‘Solid Ground’ to introduce his Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2020 Paris Fashion Week Show, and has extended his appreciation of the track with the remix.

              • – Solid Ground (Virgil Abloh remix)
              • 10"£13.00
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              Stephen Osita OsadebeNdi Ochongonoko (1986)Polydor

              Original Nigerian vinyl. Killer.

              Original Nigerian Vinyl VG+ (some surface marks plays fine) /Sleeve VG (bit of creasing, pen mark on front and labels)

              +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
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              • – Ndi Ochongonoko
              • Original LP£35.00
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              Alicia BridgesAlicia Bridges (1978)Polydor

              SEMINAL disco!

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                Jeff TyzikJammin' In Manhattan (1984)Polydor
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                  D'BoraDream About You (Remixes) (1991)Polydor
                    • Original 12"£7.00
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                    Pete TownshendRough MixPolydor
                      • Original LP£15.00
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                      Don ByasRound About Midnight (1962)Polydor

                      Nice French LP!

                        • Original LP£20.00
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                        David Rose & His OrchestraGreat Orchestras Of The World - David Rose & His OrchestraPolydor
                          • Original LP£6.99
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                          Steve Gibbons BandDown In The Bunker (1978)Polydor
                            • Original LP£8.00
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                            The Royal Philharmonic OrchestraThe Concert John Barry (1972)Polydor
                              • Original LP£8.99
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                              Michael KiwanukaKIWANUKAPolydor

                              UK soul sensation, Micheal Kiwanuka returns with his third studio album, 'KIWANUKA'. Similarly to his 'Love & Hate' album of 2016 this album has been blessed by the production alchemy of the one and only Danger Mouse. A future classic, make no mistake!

                              • – You Ain’t The Problem
                              • New 2×LP £32.00
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                              James BrownFor Goodness Sakes, Look At Those Cakes (1978)Polydor

                              The heavyweight minister of funk doing his disco thang - original USA 45

                              • – For Goodness Sakes, Look At Those Cakes (Part 1)
                              • Original 7"£10.00
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                              MandrillComposite TruthPolydor

                              KILLER Early 1973 album from the seminal latin-funk group. Includes "Fencewalk"!


                              • – Fencewalk
                              • – Hagalo
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                              Isaac HayesI Ain't Never / Love Has Been Good To Us (1980)Polydor

                              Wicked boogie funk soul disco

                              • – I Ain't Never
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                              Gloria GaynorStories (1980)Polydor
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                                  • Neil B – Body Rock
                                  • Super 3 – Philosophy Rappin' Spree
                                  • Bramsam – Move Your Body
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                                  • – Love Goddess
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                                    This is the second ‘Soul of A Nation’ album released by Soul Jazz Records to coincide with the exhibition ‘Soul of a Nation – Art in the Age of Black Power’, critically acclaimed and enormously successful when it opened at the Tate Modern in London last year (as was Soul Jazz Records’ accompanying first album ‘Soul of A Nation – Afro-Centric Visions in the Age of Black Power 1968-79’). The blockbuster international exhibition is now at the Brooklyn Museum, New York and then travels to Los Angeles in 2019.

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                                    Brand new edition of Soul Jazz Records’ Brasil album recorded in Rio de Janeiro in 1994 with a host of legendary Brazilian musicians including Sivuca, Raul de Souza and singer Joyce Moreno – which has remained one of the key defining early releases from the record label. Out-of-print for over 20 years (!!!) the album has now been fully digitally re-mastered for this new 2018 edition.

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                                    Singer-songwriter Joyce has been a living legend in her native Brazil ever since the Bossa Nova movement of the 1960s and had made her first record when she was just 20, and described by Antonio Carlos Jobim as ‘one of the greatest singers of all time.’

                                    Joyce Moreno agreed to be involved in the project to record an album in Brazil produced with a UK sensibility and Tutty Moreno’s group signed up as the house-band for the project. Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records) and Joe Davis then flew to Rio de Janeiro, searching out studios and rehearsal spaces.

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                                    • Pirulito – Introduction
                                    • Pirulito – Batucada No.1
                                    • Celia Vaz & Wanda Sa – Zanzibar
                                    • Celia Vaz & Wanda Sa – Amazon River
                                    • Tutti Moreno & Group – Berimbau
                                    • Pirulito – Capoeira
                                    • Joyce – Magica
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                                    • Tutti Moreno & Group – Misturada
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