A History of the Jamaican Recording Industry Book One: The Birth of Ska 'From Mento to Studio One'By Noel Hawks and Jah Floyd

    Superb hardback 188-page book with loads of text, photos, artefacts, record labels etc written by Noel Hawks.

    With contributions and quotes from (wait for it): King Jammy, Bunny Lee, Dennis Alcapone, Bob Marley, Paul Khouri, Graeme Goodall, Horace Andy, Burning Spear, Augustus Pablo, Marcia Griffiths, Jojo Hookim, Derrick Harriott and many many more!

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    'An absolutely crucial survey of the origins of the Jamaican music industry replete with chapter and verse quotes from many of the pivotal movers and shakers.

    "A wealth of new information, expertly marshalled: this is a book whose time has come!" STEVE BARROW (Rough Guide to Reggae).

    This is a limited-edition book, DO NOT MISS OUT!

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    'Mars by 1980' is written by the very groovy David Stubbs, author of the classic book about German Rock ('Future Days') as well as - more importantly - sleevenotes to our own Deutsche Electronische Musik albums!

    From the beginnings of electronic music in the world of avant-classical composition, up to the cosmic funk of Stevie Wonder, Giorgio Moroder and others, on to 80s pioneers and a current trawl through underground electronic music this book is the bomb!

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            Politics in Brazil 1930-1964Thomas E. Skidmore

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                Urban Rhythms - Pop Music and Popular CultureBy Iain Chambers

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                    Brazil in the SixtiesRiordan Roett

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                        Just Above My Headby James Baldwin

                        'This is the work of a born storyteller at the height of his powers' Edmund White, Washington Post

                        When Arthur Montana, world-renowned 'Emperor of Soul', is found dead in a London pub, his grief-stricken brother looks back over thirty years in the lives of their group of friends: from their childhood spent preaching and singing in Harlem churches, to their struggles with war and poverty, and their encounters with wealth, love and fame.

                          • Original Book (900g)£20.00
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                          Organic music SocietiesDon Cherry BLANK FORMS


                          DELAYED - WE ARE EXPECTING COPIES END OF THIS WEEK est. Fri 13th August and will ship as soon as they arrive

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                          500 pages! Over 200 photos!

                          Absolutely stunning book documenting Don Cherry's musical and personal world in Europe - really one of the best books we have seen! So full of details and stunning ephemera, text and more! REALLY GOOD BOOK!

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                          Jazz icon Don Cherry and textile artist Moki Cherry (née Karlsson) met in Sweden in the late sixties. They began to live and perform together, dubbing their mix of communal art, social and environmentalist activism, children’s education, and pan-ethnic expression “Organic Music.”

                          Organic Music Societies highlights models for collectivism and pedagogy deployed in the Cherrys’ interpersonal and artistic work through the presentation of archival documents alongside newly translated and commissioned writings by musicians, scholars, and artists alike.

                          Covering Don Cherry's ensembles during his Sweden years and beyond. Two selections of Moki’s unpublished writings—consisting of autobiography, observations, illustrations, and diary entries, as well as poetry and aphorisms—are framed by tributes from her daughter Neneh Cherry and granddaughter Naima Karlsson.

                          Swedish Cherry collaborator Christer Bothén contributes period travelogues from Morocco, Mali, and New York, providing insight into the cross-cultural communication that would soon come to be called “world music.” The collection also features several previously unpublished interviews with Don. Also here is a an interview with Terry Riley.

                          Taken together, the texts, artwork, and abundant photographs collected in Organic Music Societiesshine a long overdue spotlight on Don and Moki’s prescient and collaborative experiments in the art of living.

                            • Book (1kg)£16.00
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                            Breaklight - Anthology of Caribbean PoetryAndrew Salkey

                            1971 collection, original hardback book w/dustjacket, ex-library w/stamps

                              Stardust: The David Bowie Storyby Henry & Tony Zanetta
                                • Original Book (900g)£18.00
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                                House RulesEric Reese

                                Secondhand paperback in good condition

                                  Cajun QuickJude W. Theriot

                                  Cajun style - secondhand out of print paperback cookery book in good condition (tear to dustjacket)

                                    Mandy's Favourite Louisiana RecipesNatalie V. Scott

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                                        KrikorPectineus / Pectoralis Minor

                                        100 COPIES ONLY

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                                        Miss Peggy Lee: An AutobiographyPeggy Lee

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                                                  Jackie Mittoo is one of the defining figureheads of reggae music !

                                                  From forming The Skatalites, at age 15, alongside Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook and others, to his work as writer, arranger, producer at Studio One records during the sixties, writing and playing for artists such as Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths and The Heptones (to name a few), to his career as a solo artist as well as leader of bands such as The Soul Brothers, Soul Vendors and The Sound Dimension, Jackie Mittoo is at the heart of reggae music. He was one of the instigators of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae. In the seventies, DJ music and Dancehall were based upon classic rhythms of the sixties, many using the instrumental tracks that Jackie Mittoo created at Studio One at this time.

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                                                  Jackie Mittoo is as much an icon of Reggae as he is to fans of Funk music. He is without doubt the funkiest keyboard player ever to come out of Jamaica!

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                                                                  Tramp Records' top 'Can You Feel It?' series continues with some rare and obscure modern soul, disco and boogie originating from countries as diverse as Barbados, Guyana, Germany, and the US.

                                                                  • – Compton Hodge I Wanna Dance
                                                                  • – Kip Carmen Stampede
                                                                  • – Monofide Come Along With Me And Party
                                                                  • – H. Andrews & Company Frisco Disco
                                                                  • – Teakwood Can You Dig It?
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                                                                  • 2×LP + 7"£26.00
                                                                    - Initial pressing contains a bonus 7" of an ultra-rare disco/modern soul 45
                                                                    - Incl. full album download code
                                                                    - Deluxe double-gatefold LP with detailed liner notes and unseen photographs
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                                                                    On limited Orange vinyl..

                                                                    • – Get A Hold Of You
                                                                    • – More Than Memories
                                                                    • – Love Remedy
                                                                    • – Stop
                                                                    • – Beware
                                                                    • – Breaking Up
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                                                                    • – Burning Fire
                                                                    • – Terrorize It
                                                                    • – Bumps In The Night
                                                                    • – Shelter
                                                                    • – Promises
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                                                                    • New LP (Coloured Vinyl)£23.00
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                                                                    Octaves - You're Gonna LoseSoul Vendors - Fat FishStudio 1

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                                                                    NEW Superb and rare Studio One cuts on this great new 45

                                                                    £1,000 Studio One ROCKSTEADY super-rarity originally released in the UK on Blue Cat.

                                                                    Bomb 45 will sell out in hours! Very limited copies!

                                                                    • Octaves – You're Gonna Lose
                                                                    • Soul Vendors – Fat Fish
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                                                                    John ColtraneA Love Supreme: Live in SeattleImpulse!

                                                                    A never-before-heard live recording from a private collection! Coltrane’s classic quartet inc. Pharoah Sanders. One of only three known concert performances of the most iconic suite in jazz.

                                                                    Recorded in late 1965 on the culminating evening of a historic week-long run at The Penthouse in Seattle, A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle is a musical revelation of historic importance, capturing Coltrane as he began to expand his classic quartet—adding Pharoah Sanders on second saxophone and Donald Garrett on second bass—and catapulting him into the intense, spiritually focused final phase of his career.

                                                                      • 2×LP£32.00
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                                                                      CLASSIC! DEEP Jazz includes the wicked 'Home Rule'

                                                                      Lloyd McNeill is an African-American flautist, painter, poet, and photographer born in Washington, D.C., in 1935. His multi-disciplinary creative life led to encounters and friendships with Nina Simone, Picasso, Eric Dolphy, Nana Vasconceles and other legendary cultural figures. Lloyd McNeill’s hypnotic ‘Washington Suite’ was originally commissioned as a piece of music for the Capital Ballet Company, in Washington, DC.

                                                                      McNeill grew up through the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. In the mid-1960s he moved to France where he became friends with Picasso, working with a number of émigré-jazz musicians whilst living in Paris. In the late 1960s he taught jazz and painting workshops at the New Thing Art and Architecture Center in Washington. In the 1970s he travelled throughout Brazil and West Africa studying music and taught music anthropology in the US.


                                                                      • – Home Rule
                                                                      • – Just 71% Moor
                                                                      • – 2504 Cliffbourne Pl.
                                                                      • – Fountain In The Circle
                                                                      • – City Tryptych
                                                                      • – Fountain In The Circle
                                                                      Cuba: Music and Revolution - Compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Records

                                                                      Cuba: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 1 is the new album compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that explores the many new styles that emerged in Cuba in the 1970s as Jazz, Funk, Brazilian Tropicalia and even Disco mixed together with Latin and Salsa on the island as Cuban artists experimented with new musical forms created in the unique socialist state of Cuba.

                                                                      The album comes as a heavyweight 3xLP and deluxe 2xCD set, complete with extensive sleeve notes, and is jam-packed with heavy bass lines, synth and Wah-Wah guitar funk combined with the heavyweight percussion, powerful brass lines and the all-encompassing Latin rhythms of Cuban music known throughout the world.

                                                                      The album is released to coincide with the massive new deluxe large format book Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90, published in November, which is also compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records), and which features the music and record designs of Cuba, made in the 30-year period following the Cuban Revolution.

                                                                      The music on this album features legendary Cuban groups such as Irakere, Los Van Van and Pablo Milanés as well as a host of lesser known artists such as the radical Grupo De Experimentación, Juan Pablo Torres and Algo Nuevo, Grupo Monumental and Orquesta Ritmo Oriental, groups whose names remain largely unknown outside of Cuba owing to the now 60-year old US trade embargo which remains in place today and which prevents trade with Cuba – and thus most Cuban records were only ever available in Cuba or in ex-Soviet Union states.

                                                                      The music on this album reflects the most cutting-edge of Cuban groups that were recording in Cuba in the 1970s and 1980s – who were all searching for a new Cuban identity and new musical forms that reflected both the Afro-Cuban cultural heritage of a nation that gave birth to Latin music - and its new position as a socialist state. Most of the music featured on this album have never been heard outside of Cuba.

                                                                      Both Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker have been involved in Cuban music for more than two decades – Gilles Peterson with his many Havana Cultura projects for his Brownswood label and Stuart Baker with a number of Soul Jazz Records albums recorded in Cuba. This Soul Jazz Records album is released in conjunction with Egrem, the Cuban state record company, and has been put together after the many crate-digging trips that both compilers have made on the streets of Havana and beyond in Cuba stretching over a 20-year period, searching out rare and elusive original Cuban vinyl records.

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                                                                      REVIEWS:

                                                                      "It may only be January, but we already have a strong contender for 'compilation of the year'. Put together by devout crate-diggers and Cuban music enthusiasts Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records)" JUNO

                                                                      "It's abundantly clear that these compilers are at the very top of their game. Everything here was previously unheard outside of Cuba, making this a feast for the curious" Vinyl District

                                                                      "Priceless comp goes beyond Buena Vista" UNCUT

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                                                                      *Please note the vinyl sticker of this album says "+download code" but it's a mistake! There is no download with this particular album due to legal reasons. Sorry for this error!

                                                                      • Grupo Irakere – Chequere Son
                                                                      • Conjunto Rumbavana – El Son Del Campeon
                                                                      • Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Mi Ritmo Caliente
                                                                      • Grupo Monumental – Mi Son Caridad
                                                                      • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Sondeando
                                                                      • Las D'Aida – Con Cadencia y Con Dulzura
                                                                      • Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Y No Le Conviene
                                                                      • Pablo Milanés – Te Quiero Porque Te Quiero
                                                                      • Emíliano Salvador – Luna Wanestain
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                                                                      • 1. Grupo Irakere – Chequere Son
                                                                      • 2. Conjunto Rumbavana – El Son Del Campeon
                                                                      • 3. Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Mi Ritmo Caliente
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                                                                      Lloyd McNeillToriSoul Jazz Records

                                                                      Soul Jazz Records’ limited-edition black vinyl 1000-copies worldwide LP (+ download code), (as well as CD and digital) issue of this very rare deep spiritual jazz meets Brazilian and Latin album first released as a private-press album in 1978 on flautist Lloyd McNeill’s own Baobob Record label in Washington, DC. The album has been out-of-print for 43 years and is lovingly remastered by Soul Jazz Records.

                                                                      Tori is a stunning album that blends Brazilian and Latin flavours with deep Spiritual Jazz, recorded in 1978. The album features an unbelievably strong line-up which includes legendary Brazilian figures like Dom Um Romao, Nana Vasconcelos and Dom Salvador alongside jazz heavyweights such as Buster Williams, Howard Johnson, John La Barbera and more. These A-team musicians were all regulars in McNeill’s long-running and highly successfull resident live group in New York all set up to blend deep jazz, Brazilian and Latin music together.

                                                                      Lloyd McNeill is an African-American flautist, painter, poet, and photographer born in Washington, D.C., in 1935. His multi-disciplinary creative life led to encounters and friendships with Nina Simone, Picasso, Eric Dolphy, Nana Vasconceles and other legendary cultural figures. Lloyd McNeill’s hypnotic ‘Washington Suite’ was originally commissioned as a piece of music for the Capital Ballet Company, in Washington, DC.

                                                                      McNeill grew up through the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. In the mid-1960s he moved to France where he became friends with Picasso, working with a number of émigré-jazz musicians whilst living in Paris. In the late 1960s he taught jazz and painting workshops at the New Thing Art and Architecture Center in Washington. In the 1970s he travelled throughout Brazil and West Africa studying music and taught music anthropology in the US.

                                                                      • Lloyd McNeill – O Mercado (Brazilian Market)
                                                                      • Lloyd McNeill – Tori (Segment One)
                                                                      • Lloyd McNeill – Tzigane
                                                                      • Lloyd McNeill – Tori (Segment Two)
                                                                      • Lloyd McNeill – Sambinha
                                                                      • Lloyd McNeill – Time Still / Passaro - Pifaro (Flute Bird)
                                                                      • Lloyd McNeill – Tori (Segment Three)
                                                                      • Lloyd McNeill – Tranquil