Impulse Records: Music, Message And The MomentVarious Artists

    Impulse!
    • 4×LP Box Set (2kg)£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.
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    • – 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
    • 1. The John Coltrane Quartet — Africa
    • 2. Max Roach — Garvey's Ghost
    • 3. Quincy Jones and his Orchestra — Hard Sock Dance
    • 4. John Coltrane — Up 'Gainst the Wall
    • 5. Elvin Jones/Jimmy Garrison Sextet — Just Us Blues
    • 6. John Coltrane — Alabama
    • 7. Charles Mingus — Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul
    • 8. Shirley Scott Trio — Freedom Dance
    • 9. Yusef Lateef — Sister Mamie
    • 10. Archie Shepp — Malcolm, Malcolm, Semper Malcolm
    • 11. Stanley Turrentine — Good Lookin' Out
    • 12. Earl Hines — Black and Tan Fantasy
    • 13. Oliver Nelson — The Rights of All
    • 14. Pharoah Sanders — The Creator Has a Master Plan (edit)
    • 15. John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane — Reverend King
    • 16. The Ahmad Jamal Trio — The Awakening
    • 17. Albert Ayler — Music Is the Healing Force of the Universe
    • 18. Charlie Haden — We Shall Overcome
    • 19. Alice Coltrane — Blue Nile
    • 20. Pharoah Sanders — Astral Traveling
    • 21. Archie Shepp — Blues for Brother George Jackson
    • 22. Michael White — Lament (Mankind)
    • 23. Dewey Redman — Imani
    • 24. Marion Brown — Bismillahi 'Rrahmani 'Rrahim
    • 25. John Handy — Hard Work

    UNBELIEVABLE new compilation of deep spiritual music by John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Oliver Nelson, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp and other groundbreaking Impulse Artists.

    "Orange and black. Fire and ebony. Fury and pride. Wearing its signature colors proudly and raising its exclamation point high, Impulse! Records was the go-to label for music that harnessed the searching and political stand-taking of the Sixties. Launched in 1961, Impulse grew to become an inherent part of the era’s velocity as well as its volume, pulling jazz into the age of Black Power, Afrocentricity, and Spiritual Expansion. In its balance of tradition and transition, it bridged the golden age of jazz, that brief window from the late Fifties to the Seventies when players representing every jazz era were alive and active—from Louis Armstrong to Albert Ayler, from the legends of lore to a new generation of energy players. Impulse treated all its musicians as innovators, revolutionaries even—from swing and bebop, to free and Afrofuturist. The performances on Impulse Records: Music, Message and the Moment draw their staying power from a wide embrace of styles and sounds, as well as a tight focus on a historic moment when the promise of change was in the air and the message of racial harmony was in the music. Today that music has lost none of its relevance: the promise still deferred, the message still on time."

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    Analog Africa focuses on a DIY scene in the African country’s capital Yaoundé during the 1970s. Recorded in haste in an adventist church and distributed by the DIY network set up by French label Sonafric. Launching the careers of several Cameroonian artists represented in this essential compilation!

    • – Jean-Pierre Djeukam - Africa Iyo
    • – Louis Wasson et L´Orchestre Kandem Irenée - Song Of Love
    • – Pierre Didy Tchakounte et les Tulipes Noires - Monde Moderne
    • – Pierre Didy Tchakounte - Ma Fou Fou
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    • 8. – Louis Wasson et L´Orchestre Kandem Irenée - Song Of Love
    • 9. – Pierre Didy Tchakounte et les Tulipes Noires - Monde Moderne
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    Right On Time: Trojan Rock SteadyMusic On Vinyl

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    Second part of MOV's Trojan compilation series, which celebrates the best works from the legendary reggae label Trojan Records. It was compiled by Laurence Cane-Honeysett, who also wrote the linernotes. Some of Trojan’s finest are featured on this compilation; as there are The Gladiators, The Melodians, The Gladiators, Ken Boothe a.o. 750 individually numbered copies on orange vinyl. The package also includes an exclusive Trojan / Music On Vinyl coaster.

    • Joe White – My Guiding Star
    • Delroy Wilson – I Want To Love You
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    • The Sealmates – She Said She Loves Me
    • The Sensations – Right On Time
    • Leslie Butler – Revival
    • Stranger & Gladdy – Over Again
    • The Maytals – Reborn
    • Glen Brown – Girl You're Cold
    • Black Brothers – Baby Come Back To Me
    • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£28.00
      Limited, numbered, orange vinyl edition inc. Trojan / Music On Vinyl coaster!​
      Expected 27 AugPreorder
    Naya Beat Volume 1: South Asian Dance and Electronic Music 1983-1992Naya Beat

    This compilation focuses on uncovering hidden electronic and dance music gems - from house to disco and electro - from the overlooked ‘80s and ‘90s South Asian music scene.

    • – Sheila Chandra – The Awakening
    • – Babla & His Orchestra – Sabko Maloom Hain Main Sharabi Nahin
    • – Nazia Hassan and Zobeb Hassan - Dosti
    • – Pinky Ann Rihal – The Indian Dance
    • – Arundhati Bhaumik – Kaga Bole Mera (Turbito & Ragz Rework)
    • – Musarrat – Hosh Nahin Hai Ji Mujhe
    • – Remo – Jungle Days
    • – Asha Puthli – Chipko Chipko
    • – Manjeet Kondal – Ishkaan De Mamle
    • – Shakti – Pi Pi (Turbotito & Ragz Rework)
    • – East-West – Can't Face The Night (Club Mix)
    • – Bappi Lahiri & Suresh – Thottu Thottu Aadavaa (Turbotito & Ragz Rework)
    • – Mangal – Masti Bhara Sama Hai (Turbotito & Ragz Rework)
    • 1. – Sheila Chandra – The Awakening
    • 2. – Babla & His Orchestra – Sabko Maloom Hain Main Sharabi Nahin
    • 3. – Nazia Hassan and Zobeb Hassan - Dosti
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    • 2×LP (180g)£22.00
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    Explosive Rock SteadyDoctor Bird

    First released by Trojan Records in 1968, “Explosive Rock Steady” was the first long-player to showcase the work of a budding record producer who in time would become one of the most popular and influential figures on the Jamaican music scene: Joel Augustus Gibson a.k.a. Joe Gibbs.

    Unavailable on CD since 1997, the much sought-after album is here augmented by an incredible 46 bonus tracks from the rock steady era, their number including numerous Jamaican hits, alongside many long-lost rarities, including 7 tracks new to CD.

    Featured artists on this double disc set include some of the most talented Jamaican performers to make their mark during the tail end of the Sixties, with the superior quality of the recordings demonstrating the high standards of work for which Gibbs would soon become renowned.

    * Previously unavailable on CD

    • – DISC 1: I’M MOVING ON – Keith Blake
    • – MISS TOURIST – Errol Dunkley & The Pioneers
    • – JUST LIKE A RIVER – Stranger & Gladdy
    • – UNCLE SAM’S COUNTRY – Dennis Walks
    • – LONG SHOT – The Pioneers
    • – TRAIN TO SOULSVILLE – Cool Sticky
    • – LOVE LOVE EVERYDAY – Errol Dunkley & The Pioneers
    • – HOLD THEM AKA FEEL GOOD – Roy Shirley
    • – COME BROTHERS – Hugh Malcolm
    • – GIVE ME A LITTLE LOVING – The Pioneers
    • 1. – DISC 1: I’M MOVING ON – Keith Blake
    • 2. – MISS TOURIST – Errol Dunkley & The Pioneers
    • 3. – JUST LIKE A RIVER – Stranger & Gladdy
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    Journeys In Modern Jazz: Great BritainDecca

    **Featuring amazing music from British jazz legends such as Don Rendell, Michael Garrick, Neil Ardley, Ian Carr, Dick Morrissey, Harry Beckett and more!**

    A deep dive into the one of most collectable jazz catalogues in the world, a selection of some of the rarest and most sought-after recordings from the 60s and 70s, a time when British jazz began to find its own identity. Drawn from the iconic labels of Decca, Deram, Argo, EMI Columbia/Lansdowne Series, Fontana, Mercury and Philips.

    • Ken Wheeler and the John Dankworth Orchestra – Don The Dreamer
    • Don Rendell Quintet – A Matter Of Time
    • Michael Garrick Sextet – Second Coming
    • Harry Beckett – Third Road
    • 1. Ken Wheeler and the John Dankworth Orchestra – Don The Dreamer
    • 2. Don Rendell Quintet – A Matter Of Time
    • 5. Michael Garrick Sextet – Second Coming
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    • New 2×LP (180 GRAM) + Download Code£31.00
      • 16-page 12x12" insert with 20,000 word essay detailing this crucial era of British jazz with track commentaries and artist biographies
      • Vinyl audio remastered & cut by Gearbox Records
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    • 2×CD£17.00
      • 2xCD hard cover book includes a 20,000 word essay detailing this crucial era of British jazz with track commentaries and artist biographies
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    UK Electronics 1988-1994: A Compilation of Music from the British Label Mindscan TapesDelodio

    Compilation of seldom heard tracks from UK tape label Mindscan Tapes covering late 80's and early 90's experiments with house, techno and industrial.

    "The very personal vision of a young Englishman who would spend all of his dole money on the production of underground compilation cassettes spanning across electro, early techno, ambient, experimental, house and industrial music."

    • – Pattern Clear - Dreamscape
    • – Dreamcore - Deep In U
    • – M Nomized - Change Fuzz
    • – Spunk Weevils - Jenny
    • – Richard Leake - Homelands
    • – Teknohadfuk - THF 4.1.A
    • – Zero Population Growth - Sickness
    • – Youth Is Violence - Codex
    Can You Feel It? Vol.3: Modern Soul, Disco & Boogie 1976-85Tramp Records

    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?
    • – Parnassus Bay Trippin
    • – Hot Cakes Take The A Plane
    • – Third Stream Gettin It Together
    • – Van Buren Bronco Queen (Pt.1)
    • – Earl Turner S'Port City Rock
    • – Paul Thomas Turn It Out!
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    • – Ivory Warm Love
    • – James Kelly Duhon So Trusting
    • – Nature She's The One
    • – Joshua Jackson Sr. My Woman, My Woman
    • – The Unit III Feel-In
    • – Teresa Harris UFO (feat. The Gene Parker Quintet)
    • – Teresa Harris Good-bye (feat. The Gene Parker Quintet)
    • 2×LP + 7"£26.00
      - Initial pressing contains a bonus 7" of an ultra-rare disco/modern soul 45
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      - Deluxe double-gatefold LP with detailed liner notes and unseen photographs
      - All but one song are re-issued for the very first-time
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    Cold Wave # 2Soul Jazz Records

    Cold Wave #2

    Ltd. Edn. Dayglo sleeve + PURPLE VINYL 2xLP, + mini-fanzine/ Ltd. Edn. Dayglo sleeve + BLACK VINYL 2xLP, + mini-fanzine/ Dayglo CD + Slipcase + Booklet

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    Soul Jazz Records new ‘Cold Wave’ is a new collection of current electronic artists who have all been shaped by the early European cold wave artists of the late 70s and early 80s.

    This is the second release of Soul Jazz Records’ new Cold Wave overview.

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    This second edition Cold Wave #2 comes in two vinyl editions – a one-off pressing purple coloured vinyl edition and a black vinyl edition. Both come as heavyweight double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves and the limited edition first pressing of this album comes with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured. The CD edition comes with artist booklet/fanzine and slipcase. All editions are printed in special dayglo colour finish.

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    These first artists created new electronic musical landscapes as well as pursuing a stubborn D-I-Y aesthetic, often releasing material on cassette and pioneering use of lo-fi technology, primitive drum machines and home-recording techniques. As part of this continued evolution today many of the artists featured here also self-release their own material, run labels, publish fanzines, or are part of wider musical collectives.

    Aside from the first electronic, no wave, and post-punk artists cited as influences –Suicide, Patrick Cowley, The Normal, Martin Hannett, Laurie Anderson, Public Image – this new generation of artists also show an exquisitely open source of electronic and disparate influences, everything from Underground Resistance to Purcell, from Scientist to New Beat and more besides.

    Most of the featured artists are based in Europe and include Krikor from France, Beta Evers and L.F.T. from Germany, Lena Willikens, Job Siffre and De Ambassade from the Netherlands, Toulouse Low Trax from Germany, Dave I.D. and Broken English Club from the UK, and V.C.V.S from Georgia

    All of the bands featured here make distinctive contemporary music out of the 80s roots of the first cold wave movement.

    • Lena Willikens – Howlin Lupus
    • Beta Evers – Hiding
    • L.F.T. – Stay Away From The Light
    • Job Sifre – At Least We Try
    • De Ambassade – Niet Van Mij
    • Toulouse Low Trax – Rushing Into Water
    • V.C.V.S. – Hum
    • Dave I.D. – Help Starts
    • Broken English Club – Vacant Cars
    • Krikor Kouchian – Deserver Dub
    Greg Belson's Divine Funk: Rare American Gospel Funk and SoulCultures Of Soul

    Some of the rarest gospel funk records from Greg Belson’s amazing collection featuring everything from the laid back breakbeat laced “I Don’t Want to Be Alone by Allen Gauff Jr to the high octane and socially-on-point take of the Gospel classic ‘This Little Light Of Mine’ by the Gospel Ambassadors to drum break funk of the Wearyland Singers ‘If You See Me Doing Wrong” to the sublime soulfulness of Zella Jackson’s “Days Are Just People.

    • The Chariettes – Nobody But Jesus
    • Allen Gauff, Jr. And His Combo – I Don't Want To Be Alone
    • Christian Harmonizers – Troubles Of The World
    • The Wearyland Singers – If You See Me Doing Wrong
    • Gospel Travelers – Jesus Is Watching You
    • Pearl Farano – Who's Your Boss
    • The Gospel Ambassadors – This Little Light Of Mine
    • The Vocalaires – Save A Seat For Me
    • Birmingham Traveleers – Call Me, Answer
    • Zella Jackson Price – Days Are Just Like People
    • Christian Harmonizers – Blackman, Keep On Doing Your Thing
    • Preacherman Isidore Womack – I've Got Power In My Mind
    • 1. The Chariettes – Nobody But Jesus
    • 2. Allen Gauff, Jr. And His Combo – I Don't Want To Be Alone
    • 3. Christian Harmonizers – Troubles Of The World
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    Strain Crack & Break: Music From The Nurse With Wound List Volume Two (Germany)Finders Keepers Records

    Industrial music pioneer Steven Stapleton lifts the veil and exposes the sought-after tunes from his uber-legendary psych/prog/punk peculiarity shopping/check list known as 'The Nurse With Wound List'. This volume via Finders Keepers focuses on lesser known music from the German kosmiche/rock scene.

      Cold WaveSoul Jazz Records

      Ltd. Edn. Dayglo sleeve + ORANGE VINYL 2xLP, + mini-fanzine/ Ltd. Edn. Dayglo sleeve + BLACK VINYL 2xLP, + mini-fanzine/ Dayglo CD + Slipcase + Booklet

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      Soul Jazz Records new ‘Cold Wave’ is a new collection of current electronic artists who have all been shaped by the early European cold wave artists of the late 70s and early 80s.

      This is the first release of Soul Jazz Records’ new Cold Wave overview and a second volume will be released just four weeks later.

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      This first edition of Cold Wave comes in two vinyl editions – a one-off pressing orange coloured vinyl edition and a black vinyl edition. Both come as heavyweight double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves and the limited edition first pressing of this album comes with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured. The CD edition comes with artist booklet/fanzine and slipcase. All editions are printed in special dayglo colour finish.

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      These first artists created new electronic musical landscapes as well as pursuing a stubborn D-I-Y aesthetic, often releasing material on cassette and pioneering use of lo-fi technology, primitive drum machines and home-recording techniques. As part of this continued evolution today many of the artists featured here also self-release their own material, run labels, publish fanzines, or are part of wider musical collectives.

      Aside from the first electronic, no wave, and post-punk artists cited as influences –Suicide, Patrick Cowley, The Normal, Martin Hannett, Laurie Anderson, Public Image – this new generation of artists also show an exquisitely open source of electronic and disparate influences, everything from Underground Resistance to Purcell, from Scientist to New Beat and more besides.

      Most of the featured artists are based in Europe and include Krikor, Dissemblance and VQOA from France, De Ambassade from the Netherlands, Moisture from Sweden, Kriedler from Germany, Céline Gillain and Carcass Identity from Belgium. One exception is FIT Siegel out of Detroit, connecting the electronic pathways of Europe to the Motor City.

      All of the bands featured here make distinctive contemporary music out of the 80s roots of the first cold wave movement.


      • Dissemblance – Capture
      • Carcass Identity – Reflexion Ocean
      • FIT Siegel – Wayne County Stomp
      • De Ambassade – Standhouden
      • Wang Inc – Approdo
      • Krikor Kouchian – Niños Matadores
      • Céline Gillain – Fight or Flight
      • Kreidler – Kannibal
      • Moisture – Gammut
      • Violent Quand On Aime – Of Course I'm A Liar
      Oz Echoes: DIY Cassettes And Archives 1980​-​1989Efficient Space

      'Oz Echoes' peels away another layer of Australia’s ‘80s DIY hive mind. The Oz Waves successor exposes a deeper circuit of micro-run cassettes, community radio archives and irrationally abandoned studio sessions, as Steele Bonus sequences a 10-track compendium of drone pop, psycheelectronics and agitated tape cut-ups. Highly recommended!

      • Height/Dismay – Mother's Footsteps
      • The Frenzied Bricks – Vicious Circle
      • Modern Jazz – Zoom Dub
      • Mr Knott – Poor Galileo (He Has Gone Mad)
      • Aeroplane Footsteps – Arabia
      • Shanghai Au Go-Go – I Cried All Winter
      • Matt Mawson – Open The Goddam Door
      • The Horse He's Sick – Terminal Rebound
      • Wrong Kind Of Stone Age – Ravi Dubbi
      • Les Trois Etrangers – Luna
      Strong Love: Songs Of Gay Liberation 1972-1981Chapter Music

      'Strong Love' explores the first wave of openly gay songwriting that emerged after New York's Stonewall Riots kickstarted the modern gay rights movement in 1969. It took just a few years for the defiant chanting and interlocked arms of early 70s pride marches to reverberate onto record, and Strong Love begins with one of the earliest known recordings of openly gay songwriting, 1972's 'A Gay Song' by London hippie collective Everyone Involved. Across 15 tracks, the compilation takes in disarmingly personal folk, uplifting soul, outsider country and dark synth-rock.

      • Everyone Involved – A Gay Song
      • Charlie Murphy – Gay Spirit
      • Blackberri – It's Okay
      • Smokey – Strong Love
      • Robert Campbell – Dreamboy
      • Michael Cohen – Evil & Lusty
      • Lavender Country – Cryin' These Cocksucking Tears
      • Chris Robison – Big Strong Man In My Life
      • Steven Grossman – Out
      • Tom Robinson – Good To Be Gay
      • Buena Vista – Hot Magazine
      • International Gay Society – Stand Up For Your Rights
      • Scrumbly & Martin – Hots For A Hustler
      • Paul Wagner – The One
      • New LP (Coloured Vinyl)£24.00
        Limited pink vinyl edition inc. download card
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      The Best Of ReggaeDoctor Bird

      Expanded version of the best-selling TV advertised album from 1973, comprising 55 of the biggest reggae hits of the late Sixties and early Seventies.

      The double disc collection includes numerous chart-busting hits and dancefloor-fillers, performed by some of the greatest Jamaican performers of the era, including such legendary artists as Desmond Dekker, the Maytals, Dave & Ansel Collins, the Pioneers, John Holt, Greyhound and Bob & Marcia.

      Guaranteed to bring a touch of warm Jamaican sunshine to even the coldest of days, “The Best Of Reggae” is sure to brighten up any occasion, 365 days of the year!

        Fire Over Babylon: Dread, Peace and Conscious Sounds at Studio OneSoul Jazz Records

        Soul Jazz Records’ new Studio One collection ‘Fire Over Babylon: Dread, Peace and Conscious Sounds at Studio One’ features a stellar selection of 70s roots music – classic and rare tracks recorded at Clement Dodd’s musical empire at 13 Brentford Road in the 1970s.

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        Rastafarian-inspired Roots music was an ever-important aspect of Studio One’s output from the start of the 1970s onwards and this album features many of the ground-breaking groups and artists that established the sound of Jamaica during this decade and beyond.

        Featured here are seminal artists such as Freddie McGregor, The Wailing Souls, The Gladiators, Horace Andy, Devon Russell, Cedric Brooks, Count Ossie, Judah Eskender Tafari alongside a host of lesser-known rare cuts made at Studio One from artists such as The Prospectors, Viceroys and Pablove Black.

        Studio One and founder Clement Dodd’s connection with Rastafarianism dates back to the early 1960s, with Dodd accompanying members of the Skatalites up to the hills of Kingston to listen to the music of the Rastafarianism Count Ossie and his drummers. The album sleevenotes discuss how Clement Dodd’s musical links, as well as his role in heading the most important record label in Reggae, are in many ways linked to the beliefs of Rastafarianism.

        This album is released as a heavyweight black vinyl double-album with gatefold sleeve, full notes and download code, deluxe CD with full booklet and slipcase and digital album.

        • Freddie McGregor – I Am a Revolutionist
        • The Silvertones – Burning In My Soul
        • Wailing Souls – Without You
        • Devon Russell – Jah Jah Fire
        • Trevor Clarke – Sufferation
        • The Gladiators – Sonia
        • Judah Eskender Tafari – Always Trying
        • The Viceroys – Ya Ho
        • Im and Count Ossie – Give Me Back Me Language And Me Culture
        • The Gladiators – Serious Thing
        • The Prospectors – Glory For I
        • Wailing Souls – Things and Time
        • Pablove Black – Inner Peace
        • The Gladiators – Peace
        • Horace Andy – Mr. Jolly Man
        • Wailing Souls – Rock But Don't Fall
        • Albert Griffiths and The Gladiators – Righteous Man
        • The Viceroys – So Many Problems
        Wanted Afro GrooveWagram

        Afro groove compilation featuring tracks from the late, great Manu Dibango alongside such luminaries as Dele Sosimi and Pat Thomas and more!

        • Marumo – Khomo Tsaka Deile Kae?
        • Dele Sosimi – E Go Betta
        • Zimba – Baleka
        • Manu Dibango – Motapo
        • Afriquoi – Kudaushe
        • Joni Haastrup – Wake Up Your Mind
        • Pat Thomas – Gyae Su
        • Gyedu Blay Ambolley – Simigwa-Do
        • Penny Penny – Shaka Bundu
        • Alec Khaoli – Take Me Higher
        Studio One RootsSoul Jazz Records

        LAST COPIES

        This is the new 20th anniversary edition of one of Soul Jazz Records’ classic Studio One releases now available as a one-off pressing special blue vinyl very limited-edition pressing ( 2000 copies worldwide).

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        Studio One Roots set the standard for Soul Jazz Records’ long-standing series of Studio One collections and features many of the classic artists from Clement 'Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s mighty roster of reggae.

        This album includes Freddie McGregor, Willie Williams, Cornell Campbell, Alton Ellis, Devon Russell alongside some of the defining crack-session men groups of Jamaican reggae history - The Sound Dimension, Brentford All-Stars, The Skatalites, New Establishment and more. As ever the album is filled with a mixture of seminal cuts and super-rarities from the vast vaults of 13 Brentford Road.

        Stand-out tracks include Alton Ellis’s Blackish White, a surreal and powerful Afro-centric dream, Count Ossie Nyabinghi and Rastafarian drummers genre-defying interpretation of Booker T and The MGs ‘Meditation’, Willie Williams awe-inspiring versioning of the Skatalites' seminal Rastafari anthem Addis Ababa and many, many more.

        This album has been fully digitally remastered, analog cut and packaged complete with the following: Original sleevenotes by Lloyd Bradley (author of When Reggae Was King), compiled by Mark Ainley (Honest Jons), high-quality Soul Jazz mastering, wicked images of Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari on the cover, and a rare image of Clement Dodd and musicians inside the studio at Studio One on the full colour inner sleeves.

        REVIEWS:

        "Having established himself as one of Jamaica's top producers the day Studio One opened its doors in the early '60s, Clement "Coxsone" Dodd was unable to maintain his status during the roots era of the subsequent decade. This can be attributed to a couple of factors. One was Dodd's apparent reluctance to record the new, overtly Rasta-inspired music. The other was an infusion of new blood into the Jamaican music business. Eager to make a name for themselves, producers like Joe Gibbs, Bunny Lee, Lee "Scratch" Perry, and Winston "Niney" Holness managed to supplant the island's "big three" (Dodd, Duke Reid, and Prince Buster) in the process, driving the music's evolution in the '70s.

        There isn't a weak number across these 16 tracks, from the Gaylads' ode to "Africa" and Devon Russell's version of the heavyweight "Drum Song" rhythm, to a trio of stunning instrumentals: Jackie Mittoo and the Cyclones with nyahbinghi drummer Count Ossie on "Meditation," Lenny Hibbert's sparkling vibe work over Mittoo's "Ghetto Organ" ("More Creation"), and Sound Dimension's "Congo Rock."

        The music of this compilation is of a rare, rare beauty and is essential to anyone's reggae collection." All Music

        • The Cyclones With Count Ossie – Meditation
        • Cornell Campbell & The Brentford Rockers – Natty Don't Go
        • Freddy Mcgregor With The Sound Dimension – Africa Here I Come
        • Bunny & Skitter – Lumumbo
        • Willie Williams & The All Stars – Addis A Baba
        • L.Crosdale With Drummond Bago & the Rebel Group – Set Me Free
        • Leroy Wallace & The New Establishment – Far Beyond
        • Lennie Hibbert – More Creation
        • Alton Ellis & The Sound Dimension – Blackish White
        • Winston Jarrett & The Sound Dimension – Fear Not
        • Devon Russell – Drum Song
        • The Gaylads – Africa
        • Black Brothers & The New Establishment – School Children
        • Linton Cooper & The Brentford Disco Set – You'll Get Your Pay
        • Sound Dimension – Congo Rock
        • Zoot Simms – African Challenge
        • 1. The Cyclones With Count Ossie – Meditation
        • 2. Cornell Campbell & The Brentford Rockers – Natty Don't Go
        • 3. Freddy Mcgregor With The Sound Dimension – Africa Here I Come
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        • 2×LP£30.00
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        AOR Global Sounds Vol 5: 1977-1984Favorite Recordings

        Superb compilation of rare AOR tracks from the West Coast and some other oddities from Europe. Breezy sounding soft rock tunes that have been influence by the sounds of soul and disco; expertly compiled by Charles Maurice!

        • – Rhapsody – You Never Know
        • – Jonathon Hansen – What Its Meant To Me
        • – Mark Williamson – I Need You
        • – The Ferry Brothers – ‘Til Mornin’ Comes
        • – Didier Makaga – J’Irai Squatter Ton Cœur
        • – Esperanto – Kailua
        • – Sugar Cane – What You Do To Me
        • – Westside – Don’t Take It Away
        30 Years Of Strictly Rhythm: Part Two (Clear Vinyl Repress)Strictly Rhythm

        Mid-90s classics from Strictly's golden era feat. essentials from the likes of Mole People (Aramand Van Helden), DJ Sneak, Wamdue Project, Barbara Tucker and more!

        • Barbara Tucker – Beautiful People (Underground Network Mix)
        • Essence – Moments In House (Full Effect Mix) (DJ T Edit)
        • The Mole People – Break Night
        • DJ Sneak – Keep On Groovin' (Fat Bottom Mix)
        • Wamdue Project – King Of My Castle (Original Mix)
        • South Street Player – (Who?) Keeps Changing Your Mind (The Night Mix)
        • Sole Fusion – Bass Tone (Underground Network Mix)
        • 1. Barbara Tucker – Beautiful People (Underground Network Mix)
        • 2. Essence – Moments In House (Full Effect Mix) (DJ T Edit)
        • 3. The Mole People – Break Night
        • View full info and tracklisting
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        Edo Funk Explosion Vol. 1Analog Africa

        It was in Benin City, in the heart of Nigeria, that a new hybrid of intoxicating highlife music known as 'Edo Funk' was born. It first emerged in the late 1970s when a group of musicians began to experiment with different ways of integrating elements from their native Edo culture and fusing them with new sound effects coming from West Africa´s night-clubs. Unlike the rather polished 1980's Nigerian disco productions coming out of the international metropolis of Lagos, Edo Funk was raw and reduced to its bare minimum.

        Analog Africa focus on this style with an essential, 12 track compilation with extended notes and photos.

        • Osayomore Joseph And The Creative Seven – Africa Is My Root
        • Akaba Man & The Nigie Rokets – Ta Gha Hunsimwen
        • Akaba Man And The African Pride – Popular Side
        • Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis – Iranm Iran
        • Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis – Sakpaide No.2
        • 1. Osayomore Joseph And The Creative Seven – Africa Is My Root
        • 2. Akaba Man & The Nigie Rokets – Ta Gha Hunsimwen
        • 3. Akaba Man And The African Pride – Popular Side
        • View full info and tracklisting
        • 2×LP£27.00
          Gatefold sleeve with 20 page booklet
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        • CD + Book (200g)£20.00
          Includes a 36 page booklet
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        Attack The Dancefloor – Special Remix EPZ Records

        Featuring boogie, house and modern disco vibes (check the killer version of the Dusty Springfield classic 'That's The Kind of Love I've Got for You' by Prospect Park) from the likes of The Sunburst Band and label boss Joey Negro with remixes from Andres (!), Jimpster, The Vision and Jkriv!

        • – The Sunburst Band - He Is (Jimpster Remix)
        • – Joey Negro feat. Sacha Williamson - I Recognise (Andres Remix)
        • – Prospect Park - The Kinda Love (Jkriv Original Vibe Remix)
        • – Jakatta feat. Seal - My Vision (The Vision Remix)
        • 1. – The Sunburst Band - He Is (Jimpster Remix)
        • 2. – Joey Negro feat. Sacha Williamson - I Recognise (Andres Remix)
        • 3. – Prospect Park - The Kinda Love (Jkriv Original Vibe Remix)
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        Directions In Music 1969-1973: Miles Davis His Musicians and the Birth of a New Age of JazzAce Records

        In 1970 Miles Davis released “Bitches Brew”, which crystalised the trumpeter and bandleader’sexperiments in rhythm, electronics and musical structure which he had been building on over the previous three years. The album has since become one of the most influential in musical history and was joined over the next couple of years by “Jack Johnson and “On The Corner” in defining the future of music.

        Miles was the master bandleader and his LPs at the time declared that these were his ‘Directions In Music’, but he forged them with the help of a hand-picked group of musicians who proved themselves good enough to share his space on stage and in the studio. These players would all become central to jazz’s continued relevance and many would go on the record best-selling jazz records of their own. This compilation looks at the records that they made around the time they played with Miles and how they fed into or were fed by their time in his group.

        So we have Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul with versions of tracks they cut with Miles. Herbie Hancock’s journey into the electronic instruments that Miles convinced him to play, and Keith Jarrett’s firm rejection of them. Lonnie Liston Smith borrows the Indian percussion from “On The Corner” for his take on electronic funk. Chick Corea, John McLaughlin and Gary Bartz all show their distinctive talents that were allowed to shine in Miles’ band. As a bonus, we have Miles’ musicians alongside Betty Davis (his wife at the time) on a take of Cream’s ‘Politician Man’ and Miles’ 1970 group live at The Cellar Door on Joe Zawinul’s ‘Directions’.

        • Joe Zawinul – In A Silent Way
        • Wayne Shorter – Sweet Pea
        • Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – In Search Of Truth
        • John McLaughlin – Arjen’s Bag
        • Betty Davis – Politician Man
        • Gary Bartz NTU Troop – Uhuru Sasa
        • 1. Joe Zawinul – In A Silent Way
        • 2. Wayne Shorter – Sweet Pea
        • 3. Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – In Search Of Truth
        • View full info and tracklisting
        • 2×LP£20.00
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        • CD£12.00
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        New York Rave Flyers VOLUME TWO 1990-1995

        New York Rave Flyers from 1990 to 1995 - 88 page groovy small book. Well nice! Limited copies

          Undercurrents: From the Josef Weinberger, Programme Music & Impress Libraries 1967-1985Buried Treasure

          **Upfront SOTU exclusive!**

          Undercurrents is a stellar selection of moods, styles and MONSTER breaks from the albums recorded for the these UK music libraries between the late 1960’s and mid-1980s.

          There are shimmering synth arpeggios/kosmiche by Tim Cross (Mike Oldfield, Hall & Oates, The Adverts); fretless ambient grooves by bassist and producer Mo Foster (Scott Walker, Dusty Springfield); fuzzy orchestral funk by German library don Peter Thomas; a tough, funky fusion jam by library supergroup Midas Touch; a bold as brass porno-Moog theme by Pete Smith (used in 1970’s skin flick Highway Hookers - check those breaks!) plus film-noir suspense and percussive jams by avant-garde UK jazzer Bob Downes and more!

          • – Tim Cross - Crossflow One
          • – Pete Smith - Rock Minus Zer
          • – Mo Foster - Times Square
          • – Peter Thomas - The Real McCoy
          • – Harold Fischer - Water Reactor
          • – Midas Touch - Make No Bones
          • – Bob Downes - Big Cat
          Disco Hamam 6Disco Hamam

          Disco Hamam is back with their sixth, essential volume of Turkish and Middle Eastern disco edits - prowling disco sleaze with expert adjustments from the likes of Hotaru, Red Lebanese and Cornelius Doctor & Tushen Rai. Don't miss!

          • – Hotaru - Catch The Train
          • – Red Lebanese - Belle Vie
          • – Cornelius Doctor & Tushen Raï - Fekete
          • – Cornelius Doctor & Tushen Raï - Salaam Sholay!

          Other Releases on Impulse!

          Alice ColtraneKIRTAN: TURIYA SINGSImpulse!

          **Deep, spiritual material from 1982 by Alice Coltrane!!!! INCREDIBLE LOST ALBUM!!

          'Kirtan: Turiya Sings' features Alice Coltrane at peak spirituality and is presented in this arrangement for the first time in any format. Turyia Sings was originally released in 1982 on cassette as a collection of devotional songs including vocals, organ, strings, and synthesizers available only at Alice’s Sai Anantam Ashram. Kirtan: Turiya Sings features a sparser arrangement of organ and chanting, produced by Ravi Coltrane.

          This is intentional, devotional music created with the purpose of connecting to a higher power. The pared back arrangements on this new release are enchantingly haunting and encourage the listener to reach a "meditative headspace so as to channel connectiveness to a greater spirit."

          • – Krishna Krishna
          Sons Of KemetBlack To The FutureImpulse!

          Second Impluse! records release for cult UK jazz psychonauts, Sons Of Kemet! Frenetic, spiritual, cosmic jazz energy from Shabaka Hutchings, Theon Cross and crew featuring guest spots from the likes of Kojey Radical, Moor Mother, Angel Bat Dawid, Joshua Idehen, D Double E! Don't miss!

          • – Hustle feat. Kojey Radical
          • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£28.00
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          • 2×LP£26.00
            Black vinyl edition
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          • CD£13.00
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          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.

          • – Imminent (feat. Joshua Idehen)
          • – Super Zodiac (Noss DJ remix)
          Thelonious MonkPalo AltoImpulse!

          'Palo Alto' is a previously unknown and unreleased live Thelonious Monk recording from 1968!

          After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, racial tensions across
          the country rose. Palo Alto, a largely white college town in California, was not
          immune to the events of the day. Danny Scher, a rising junior at Palo Alto High
          School, had a dream to bring Thelonious Monk to Palo Alto to perform and help
          bring about racial unity in his community as well as raise funds for his school’s
          International Committee.

          After somehow securing Monk’s services to perform on Sunday, October27, Scher initially had trouble selling tickets and convincing people that Monk was even going to show up.

          With many twists and turns along the way and several hundred people waiting inthe school’s parking lot to await Monk’s arrival before purchasing tickets, the concert eventually happened and was a triumph in more ways that Monk or Scher could have imagined. This is a recording of that historic concert.

          The band is Thelonious Monk on piano; Charlie Rouse on tenor saxophone; Larry Gales on bass and Ben Riley on drums.

          • – Epistrophy
          • LP£28.00
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          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 on 'We Are Sent Here By History', follow-up to their 2016 breakout, 'Wisdom of Elders'.

          "The more urgent, unrelenting and darker feel of the album reflects its social commentary set the context of ancient traditions, with a mixture of African and Afro-Caribbean musical history. It takes the concept of the griot, one of the storytellers who keep alive the tradition of oral history in parts of Africa, and transports it to the present day."

          • – Go My Heart, Go To Heaven
          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 in the Bag'). Amazingly, no announcement was made that the iconic Coltrane was adding new performances to this film.

          In June of that year, Coltrane’s ‘Classic Quartet’ entered Rudy Van Gelder’s studio and recorded five previously- recorded Coltrane originals. For many years, viewers of the film who recognised the music thought that they were listening to the original recordings, though in fact they were new and had never been heard. Now, with the release of Blue World, we can hear these newly-discovered recordings for the first time!

          • – Blue World
          John HandyCarnival (1977)Impulse!


            • Original LP£6.00
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            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 they were recorded. 5-LP and 3-CD sets include artwork featuring original collages. The box shows us the growth in Coltrane’s musical journey in 1963 that ultimately resulted in 1964’s Crescent and, especially, A Love Supreme. Music comes from the original albums Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, Dear Old Stockholm (released after Coltrane’s death), Newport ‘63 and Live at Birdland.

              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 deep into the cosmos - another essential release!

              • – Summon The Fire
              • LP£21.99
                Gatefold sleeve
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              • CD£7.99
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              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 Van Gelder Studios. This music, which features unheard originals, is finally released, 55 years later.

              This is, in short, the holy grail of jazz music!

              N.B. Tracklisting for single LP and single CD formats:

              1. Untitled Original 11383

              2. Nature Boy

              3. Untitled Original 11386

              4. Vilia

              5. Impressions

              6. Slow Blues

              7. One Up, One Down

              • – 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 ballad After the Rain while fans of the new thing will dig the hectic forward-thinking India and Impressions! Recommended!

                • New LP (180g)£16.99
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                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 keeping a consistent and hypnotic rhythm throughout. Essential release!

                • – My Queen Is Ada Eastman
                • – My Queen Is Mamie Phipps Clark
                • – My Queen Is Harriet Tubman
                • – My Queen Is Anna Julia Cooper
                • – My Queen Is Angela Davis
                • – My Queen Is Nanny Of The Maroons
                • – My Queen Is Yaa Asantewaa
                • – My Queen Is Albertina Sisulu
                • – My Queen Is Doreen Lawrence
                • 2xLP + Download Code£21.99
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                • CD£11.00
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                John ColtraneSun ShipImpulse!

                Awesome 1965 recordings from the period just after the landmark 'A Love Supreme'! Awe-inspiring deep jazz from a god-like genius! Recommended!


                  Lambert, Hendricks & RossSing A Song Of Basie (1965)Impulse!

                  First Impulse original pressing (first came out on ABC in 1957)

                    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 jazz ever! Essential!

                    original= 1980 mca pressing

                      John ColtraneKulu Se Mama (1966)Impulse!

                      Brilliant little-known album from the king of deep jazz, John Coltrane! Features sessions from before and after the landmark 'Meditations' recordings that marked his departure into more adventurous free form improvisation - features African percussion and chanting, stripped down saxophone/drum duos, and both expanded line-ups and classic quartet recordings! Alternately fiery and tranquil, this is some of the most advanced and beautiful modal jazz you will hear! Trance-inducing, meditative, deeply magical music! Very highly recommended!

                        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 has ever known and this is one of his most adventurous recordings! Mammoth, large scale big band session featuring a host of key avant/deep jazz luminaries such as Alber Ayler, Marion Brown, John Tchicai, Pharoah Sanders and Archie Shepp! This CD features both editions! Intense, extreme, transcendant music unlike anything else! Highly recommended!

                        • – Part I
                        • – 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 consistently gets voted as one of the best albums of all time in any genre! It's that good! 


                          • New LP (180g)£31.00
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                          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 playing her harp and weird eastern sounds! Very highly recommended! This is probably Alice Coltrane's best ever album! We love Alice Coltrane! You need this!!

                          • – Journey in Satchidananda
                          • – Stopover Bombay
                          • New LP (180g)£32.00
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                          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 Impulse! Records. For Ellington, it was one of many collaborations with fellow jazz-greats in the early 1960s, including Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Coleman Hawkins, Max Roach and Charles Mingus, and placed him in a jazz quartet setting (in this case, saxophone, piano, bass and drums), rather than his usual one in a big band.

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                            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 John Tchicai) in the studio for the recording of Ascension.

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                              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 solos, as on "Out Of This World", weaving soprano on "The Inch Worm" and masterful balladry on "Soul Eyes".

                              Deluxe version contains 10 bonus tracks, including the previously unreleased "Not Yet"

                                • CD£7.99
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                                The John Coltrane QuartetAfrica/BrassImpulse!

                                Lush 1961 album of post-bop modal jazz with a large band conducted by Eric Dolphy. Texturally unlike any other John Coltrane recording, this is a truly unique album featuring large scale imagenings of John Coltrane's ever-innovative forward-thinking music! Recommended!


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                                  In 1970 Miles Davis released “Bitches Brew”, which crystalised the trumpeter and bandleader’sexperiments in rhythm, electronics and musical structure which he had been building on over the previous three years. The album has since become one of the most influential in musical history and was joined over the next couple of years by “Jack Johnson and “On The Corner” in defining the future of music.

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                                  • Wayne Shorter – Sweet Pea
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                                  • 1. Joe Zawinul – In A Silent Way
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                                  Sons Of KemetBlack To The FutureImpulse!

                                  Second Impluse! records release for cult UK jazz psychonauts, Sons Of Kemet! Frenetic, spiritual, cosmic jazz energy from Shabaka Hutchings, Theon Cross and crew featuring guest spots from the likes of Kojey Radical, Moor Mother, Angel Bat Dawid, Joshua Idehen, D Double E! Don't miss!

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                                  Studio One Rocksteady Got SoulSoul Jazz Records

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

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                                  • The Jail Breakers – Work It Up
                                  • Lee Perry & The Gaylads – Run Rudie Run
                                  • The Heptones – Young Generation
                                  • Jackie Mittoo – Good Feeling
                                  • C. Marshall – I Need Your Loving
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                                  • The Clarendonians – The Tables Gonna Turn
                                  • Ken Parker – When You're Gone
                                  • Sound Dimension – Traveling Home
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                                  • John Holt – My Heart Is Gone
                                  • Freedom Singers and Larry Marshall – Monkey Man
                                  • The Ethiopians – Let The Light Shine
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                                  FantelsEverywhereRoots From The Yard

                                  Rare harmony roots cut from The (Mighty) Fantels a.k.a. The Beltones originally released in 1978, limited single copy stock from 'Roots From The Yard' boxset 2019 RSD. All singles come in printed company sleeve.

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                                    Bob Marley & The WailersSun Is ShiningUpsetter

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                                      Chester ThompsonPowerhouseBlack Jazz Records

                                      With long-standing stints in Tower of Power and Santana, Chester Thompson just might be the most decorated and distinguished keyboardist in all of rock and R&B, let alone of the Bay Area musical scene.

                                      It's little wonder that this 1971 album, then, is one of the rarest and most coveted albums on the highly collectible Black Jazz Records label—it's Thompson's debut record, cut a couple of years before he joined Tower of Power, with a smokin' band featuring fellow Black Jazz recording artist Rudolph Johnson on sax along with ace drummer Raymond Pounds (Pharoah Sanders, Stevie Wonder, Pointer Sisters) and trombonist Al Hall (Johnny Hammond, Freddie Hubbard, Eddie Harris). And, yes, Powerhouse comes by its title honestly…it's jazz, all right, but injected with a jolt of electricity courtesy of Thompson's Hammond B-3, and with just four tunes spread out over two sides, it's pretty much a nonstop groove.

                                      Newly remastered, and with liner notes featuring quotes from fellow Tower of Power member Dave Garibaldi and Bay Area keyboardist Todd Cochran a.k.a. Bayete that testify as to Chester Thompson's greatness, this is another long-lost triumph from the Black Jazz label. First-ever vinyl reissue!

                                      • – Mr. T
                                      • – Weird Harold
                                      • LP£25.00
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                                      • CD£17.00
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                                      Barbara MasonLove's The Thing (1975)Buddah

                                      Unlike the previous soul singer's albums which were cut at the legendary Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia- the splendid 1975 "Love's The Thing" was recorded in Detroit and featured the production skills of Don Davis who had worked with a virtual who's who in R&B, among those Johnnie Taylor and The Dramatics

                                        • Original LP£8.00
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                                        Herbie Mann's super-hip, firin, latin group - featuring Dave Pike, Carlos Patato Valdes, Bruno Carr, Atilla Zoller - also joined by Roy Ayers on vibes. VERY, VERY GOOD.


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                                          Bob Marley & The WailersDuppy ConquerorUpsetter

                                          All time roots classic! early 70s recording from the original Wailers with Lee Perry producing.

                                          • – Duppy Conqueror
                                          • – Version
                                          • 7"£7.00
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                                          Herbie MannRight Now (1962)Atlantic 1384

                                          Excellent 1962 latin jazz from flautist Mann accompanied by killer line-up including percussionists Carlos Patato Valdes, Willie Bobo, Willie Rodriguez and Johnny Pacheco. Original heavyweight US vinyl.

                                            • Original LP£20.00
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+In original shrink
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                                            Edo Funk Explosion Vol. 1Analog Africa

                                            It was in Benin City, in the heart of Nigeria, that a new hybrid of intoxicating highlife music known as 'Edo Funk' was born. It first emerged in the late 1970s when a group of musicians began to experiment with different ways of integrating elements from their native Edo culture and fusing them with new sound effects coming from West Africa´s night-clubs. Unlike the rather polished 1980's Nigerian disco productions coming out of the international metropolis of Lagos, Edo Funk was raw and reduced to its bare minimum.

                                            Analog Africa focus on this style with an essential, 12 track compilation with extended notes and photos.

                                            • Osayomore Joseph And The Creative Seven – Africa Is My Root
                                            • Akaba Man & The Nigie Rokets – Ta Gha Hunsimwen
                                            • Akaba Man And The African Pride – Popular Side
                                            • Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis – Iranm Iran
                                            • Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis – Sakpaide No.2
                                            • 1. Osayomore Joseph And The Creative Seven – Africa Is My Root
                                            • 2. Akaba Man & The Nigie Rokets – Ta Gha Hunsimwen
                                            • 3. Akaba Man And The African Pride – Popular Side
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                                            • 2×LP£27.00
                                              Gatefold sleeve with 20 page booklet
                                              Out of stock
                                            • CD + Book (200g)£20.00
                                              Includes a 36 page booklet
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                                            Standing in the Shadows of MotownThe Life and Music of James JamersonHal Leonard

                                            James Jamerson was the embodiment of the Motown spirit and groove- the invisible entity whose bass playing inspired thousands of imitators, and made it possible for anyone with a pulse to sit still whenever a Motown record was playing. Now for the first time in print, Jamerson's tumultuous life and musical brilliance are explored in depth through hundreds of interviews, forty nine transcribed musical scores, two hours of recorded all star performances, and more than fifty rarely seen photographs.

                                              • Book (800g)£22.95
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                                              Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony OrchestraPromisesLuaka Bop

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

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

                                              • – Movement 1
                                              • – Movement 2
                                              • – Movement 3
                                              • – Movement 4
                                              • – Movement 5
                                              • – Movement 6
                                              • – Movement 7
                                              • – Movement 8
                                              • – Movement 9
                                              • LP (180 gram)£26.00
                                                Limited 180g audiophile edition housed in a die cut sleeve
                                                Expected 20 AugPreorder
                                              • LP£23.00
                                                Standard 140g vinyl edition housed in a die cut sleeve
                                                Expected 20 AugPreorder
                                              Different FashionDoctor Bird

                                              By the time the strident sound of original dancehall came to dominate the Jamaican music scene at the close of the Seventies, Sonia Pottinger had long been established as one of the island’s most influential figures. Since first making her mark as a producer of note in the mid-Sixties, she had remained at the forefront of the fiercely competitive industry, effortlessly adapting to changing musical styles.

                                              Her ability to keep her finger firmly on the musical pulse is impressively reflected with this set, which gathers the very best of her output during the golden age of dancehall. Included on this essential collection are popular works by some of Jamaica’s finest talents of the era, with the island’s top sessions crews, the Revolutionaries and the Roots Radics the chief musical accompanists.

                                              Yet despite the high quality of all of the recordings, every recording on this compilation appears on CD for the very first time, with 11 of the 33 tracks previously unreleased!

                                              * Previously Unreleased

                                              • DISC 1: Bobby Ellis & The Revolutionaries * – Stormy Weather (12" Mix)
                                              • Archie Lyn – Rat In The Centre
                                              • Errol Scorcher – Tan Tudy
                                              • Jah Thomas – Come Nurse
                                              • Carl & Gibby – Road Block
                                              • Papa Ritchie – Phantom In The Jungle
                                              • Ranchie McLean – Tommy
                                              • Errol Scorcher – Roach In The Corner (12" Mix)
                                              • Ansel Collins – Bim
                                              • Ernest Wilson – Give The People What They Want
                                              • Michael Palmer – Mr Landlord (12" Mix)
                                              • Jah Thomas * – Road Code
                                              • Tony Tuff * – Round The World (12" Mix)
                                              • Papa Ritchie * – Annie Palmer (12" Mix)
                                              • Errol Scorcher – Water Bumpee
                                              • Sonya Spence * – Talk Love (12" Alt. Mix)
                                              • DISC 2: Bobby Ellis& Ranking Joe * – Shank I Sheck / Shine Eye Gal (12" Mix)
                                              • Errol Scorcher – Sounds Of Hon. Marley
                                              • Lee Van Cleef – Different Fashion
                                              • Zara – Financial Problem
                                              • Tony Tuff – Oppresser
                                              • The Enchanters – Whole Lot Of Loving
                                              • Jah Thomas – A Little Bit Of Love
                                              • Errol Scorcher * – Rucumbine Girl (12" Mix)
                                              • Marcia Griffiths * – Don't Ever Leave
                                              • Gladstone Anderson & The Star Band – Free Base
                                              • Papa Ritchie – Westmoreland Flood
                                              • Delroy Wilson * – Let's Unite (12" Mix)
                                              • Errol Scorcher – Peace Truce
                                              • Tony Tuff * – Little Miss Mary (12" Mix)
                                              • Ranking Joe – General
                                              • Lorna Bennett – It's My House (12" Mix)
                                              • Jah Thomas * – Tell Me The Truth (12" Mix)
                                              • 1. DISC 1: Bobby Ellis & The Revolutionaries * – Stormy Weather (12" Mix)
                                              • 2. Archie Lyn – Rat In The Centre
                                              • 3. Errol Scorcher – Tan Tudy
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                                              • 2×CD£15.00
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                                              Herbie MannWaterbed (1975)Atlantic

                                              Funky jazz tunes from flautist Mann, 1975 original vinyl

                                              • – Waterbed
                                              • Original LP£9.99
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                              Rico RodriguezMan From Wareika / Wareika DubCaroline Records

                                              Originally released by Island Records in 1976, 'Man From Wareika' established gifted Jamaican trombonist Rico Rodriguez as a major solo artist. Now coupled with it's very rare dub counterpart and a host of rare 12" and unreleased bonus tracks, check the roots version of 'The Sidewinder' & 'Night Of The Bongo Man" featuring Count Ossie & vocal cuts from Ijahman Levi, this seminal instrumental album finally receives it's due respect. Highly recommended.

                                              • – This Day
                                              • – Ramble
                                              • – Lumumba
                                              • – Africa
                                              • – Man From Wareika
                                              • – Rasta
                                              • – Over The Mountain
                                              • – Gunga Din
                                              • – Dial Africa
                                              • – Africa (Vocal Version) ft. Ijahman Levi
                                              • – (Free) Ganja
                                              • – (Free) Ganja (VocalVersion) ft Ijahman Levi
                                              • – Far East
                                              • – (No) Politician
                                              • – Fire Stick
                                              • – Ska Wars
                                              • – The Sidewinder
                                              • – This Day Dub
                                              • – Gunga Din Dub
                                              • – Africa Dub
                                              • – Lumumba Dub
                                              • – Dial Africa Dub
                                              • – Man From Wareika Dub
                                              • – Over The Mountain Dub
                                              • – Rasta Dub
                                              • – Ramble Dub
                                              • – Take Five (12" Mix)
                                              • – Sound Check
                                              • – Children Of Sanchez
                                              • – You Really Got Me
                                              • – Midnight In Ethiopia
                                              • – Shabeen
                                              • – Night Of The Bongo Man ft. Count Ossie
                                              • 2×CD£15.99
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                                              I Love The Reggay!Doctor Bird

                                              At the close of the Sixties, having been a significant presence on the Jamaican music since 1958, Randy’s Records owners, Vincent and Pat Chin, decided to expand their business by building a recording studio above the famed Randy’s Record Mart shop at 17 North Parade, Kingston.

                                              Over the months that immediately ensued, numerous recordings were produced at the new facility, primarily under the auspices of Gaylads founder, Harris B.B Seaton. The best of these early reggae recordings are gathered on this celebration of rare boss sounds, which includes 17 tracks making their CD debut!

                                              * Previously unreleased on CD

                                              • Randy's All Stars * – I'm The One, You're The One
                                              • The Gaylads – The Same Things
                                              • Winston Samuels – Lick It Back
                                              • Count Matchuki & Randy's All Stars – Pepper Pot
                                              • Joe White * – If I Needed Someone
                                              • The Gaylads – I Love The Reggay!
                                              • Randy's All Stars * – Randy's Reggae
                                              • Dave Barker * – Hit Me Back
                                              • Winston Samuels * – I Am Getting Old
                                              • Randy's All Stars * – Dixie
                                              • CD£13.00
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                                              The Evolution of MannHerbie Mann and the Flute in JazzHal Leonard

                                              60% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK! - CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!!

                                              More than any other musician, Herbie Mann was responsible for establishing the flute as an accepted jazz instrument. Prior to his arrival, the flute was a secondary instrument for saxophonists, but Mann found a unique voice for the flute, presenting it in different musical contexts, beginning with Afro-Cuban, and then continuing with music from Brazil, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Japan, and Eastern Europe. As Mann once said, "People would say to me, 'I don't know where you are right now,' and I would respond, 'And you're not going to know where I'm going to be tomorrow.'"

                                                • Book (450g)£14.99 £6.00
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                                                The ProphetsKing Tubby's Prophecies Of DubPressure Sounds

                                                Since it first appeared in 1976, King Tubby's dub-wise reworking of tracks by Yabby You's Prophets project has become a sought after item amongst reggae aficionados. Remarkably, it has never been reissued before, making this first vinyl edition in 23 years a must-have for those addicted to weighty bass, heavy riddims and echoing effects. There's much to enjoy from start to finish, including the delay-laden horns and gentle grooves of "Fair Lady", the surprisingly cheery skank of "Tear Gas In Waterhouse", the seductive solos of "Tradition Skank" and the low-slung, bass-heavy throb of "Serious Rebellion", a stripped back dub straight from the top drawer.

                                                • – Fair Lady
                                                • – Babylon Red
                                                • – South West Block
                                                • – Tear Gas In Waterhouse
                                                • – Traditin Skank
                                                • – Earth Fear
                                                • – Black Out
                                                • – Serious Rebellion
                                                • – Gun Man From Waterhouse
                                                • – Bad Man Skank
                                                • – Passing Through
                                                • – Was Alive
                                                • – Ten To One Version *CD bonus
                                                • – Words Dub *CD bonus Track
                                                • – Man To Man Version *CD Bonus
                                                • – A Living Version * CD bonus Track
                                                Alfa MistBring BacksANTI

                                                'Alfa Mist is one of the driving forces behind a young and vibrant scene of UK musicians, who've taken on jazz as their musical narrative. The producer, self-taught pianist and rapper takes us on a deep and meditative trip back to his beat-making past on the streets of East London, through the depth and musicality he discovered composing and playing jazz'.

                                                • – Teki
                                                • – People (feat. Kaya Thomas-Dyke)
                                                • – Mind The Gap (feat. Lex Amor)
                                                • – Run Outs
                                                • – Last Card (Bumper Cars)
                                                • – Coasting
                                                • – Attune
                                                • New LP (Coloured Vinyl)£23.00
                                                  Limited red vinyl edition
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                                                • CD£10.00
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                                                Steam DownFive FruitDecca

                                                **Highly anticipated mini-LP on Decca from London jazz collective, Steam Down! Pre-order very limited coloured vinyl version now!**

                                                "After years of building a truly engaged community - and taking London’s melting-pot to the world’s stage, 'Five Fruit' marks a thrilling new musical chapter for Steam Down. Uplifting, urgent and emotive, the track affirms the power of the listener, the strength of collective hopefulness, and the textures of London’s inner-city subculture. Featuring the fast-paced verses of Tinyman and Afronaut Zu (alongside Theon Cross, who has played with Kano and Sons of Kemet), here is a sound that bridges grime with jazz, and turns it all into something unmistakably Steam Down!"

                                                • – Empower
                                                • New LP (Coloured Vinyl)£22.00
                                                  Expected 24 SepPreorder