The Hollywood Squares Hillside Strangler

    • The Hollywood Squares – Hillside Strangler
    • The Hollywood Squares – Hollywood Square
    • 1. Hillside Strangler
    • 2. Hollywood Square

    Surely one of the best punk records ever! Los Angeles 1978 double-sider - KILLER indeed!

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    A History of the Jamaican Recording IndustryBook One: The Birth of Ska 'From Mento to Studio One'

    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!


    '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!

      Mars by 1980 - The Story of Electronic MusicBy David Stubbs

      New KILLER 100% essential MASSIVE 450+ pages book about the history of electronic music.

      '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!

      Featuring Kraftwerk, Suicide, Delia Derbyshire, Sun Ra, Steve Reich, Joy Division, Aphex Twin, Prince, Miles Davis, Brian Eno and about a squillion more!

        TrikstaBy Nik Cohn

        Original secondhand US hardback book w/dustjacket in good condition

          Fashion: Examining Pop CultureMonika Bolino

          Original secondhand hardback book, stickers on cover. Nice hard to find out of print book!

            A Tourist's Guide To JapanArthur A. Pitt

            Collectible original a4 small book on Japan (the group not the country!) in good condition

              Politics in Brazil 1930-1964Thomas E. Skidmore

              Original secondhand hardback book w/dustjacket in good condition, name of previous owner stamped on side

                128 Beats Per MinuteBy Diplo

                Man like Diplo travels round the world innit - pretty good. Original secondhand paperback book

                  Urban Rhythms - Pop Music and Popular CultureBy Iain Chambers

                  Out of print original secondhand book in good condition

                    Road to HavanaGreta Kirkwood Andresen

                    Cuba in photographs. Secondhand original hardback book in good condition

                      Brazil in the SixtiesRiordan Roett

                      Original secondhand hardback book w/no dustjacket ex-library

                        MacumbaSerge Bramly

                        Excellent book on deep Brazilian Macumba. Original secondhand out of print paperback in good condition

                          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
                              UK 1st edition hardback w/dustjacket covered in plastic ex-library w/stamps
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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

                            SOLD OUT!!


                            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!


                            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
                                    Secondhand out of print first edition hardback with dust jacket in good condition small sticker on front
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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

                                      Cajun style - secondhand out of print paperback cookery book in good condition

                                        BartókPaul Griffiths

                                        Secondhand hardback book in plastic sleeve, ex-library w/stamps

                                          KrikorPectineus / Pectoralis Minor

                                          100 COPIES ONLY

                                          VERY HEAVY Deep dubby, dancehally, very twisted, electronic beauty! THIS RECORD IS HEAVY!

                                          Super moody white label from KRIKOR with hand-stamped label/hand-stamped sleeve 7" ONLY available here!

                                          DO NOT MISS OUT!!

                                          • Krikor Kouchian – Pectineus
                                          • Krikor Kouchian – Pectoralis Minor
                                          Miss Peggy Lee: An AutobiographyPeggy Lee

                                          Secondhand hardback book w/dustjacket in good condition

                                            Cooking Cajun-CreoleSonia Allison

                                            Cajun style - secondhand out of print hardback cookery book in good condition

                                              Bob Marley Spirit DancerBruce W. Talamon

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                                                This is a second selection of independent disco records featuring rare and classic tracks originally released in the USA between the halcyon years of 1977 and 1985.

                                                This release features only the finest disco, modern soul and boogie and is compiled by Disco Patrick who put together for Soul Jazz Records the mighty 'Disco - An Encyclopedic Guide to the Cover Art of Disco Records' 400+ page deluxe book, as well as the first installment of 'Disco - A Fine Selection of Independent Disco, Modern Soul and Boogie.'

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                                                Soul Jazz Records' Brazil Funk Power – Brazilian Funk & Samba Soul features ten superb, rare and classic Brazilian funk and soul cuts across five individual bespoke 7" singles housed in a box set.

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                                                All tracks have been digitally re-mastered and the singles come housed in a thick, heavyweight deluxe card box.

                                                This box set is a one-off pressing exclusively for Record Store Day.

                                                • Jorge Ben – Meus Filhos, Meu Tesouro
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                                                Two killer uptempo early reggae recordings from 1970.

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                                                • 7"£9.00
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                                                Soul Jazz Records are releasing a collection of lost recordings by French mutant experimental synth group Kas Product, all originally recorded in the period 1980 – 83. 

                                                Kas Product formed in 1980 in Nancy, France, as an electronic duo comprising ex-psychiatric nurse Spatsz on electronics and rhythm machines and Mona Soyoc on vocals and guitars.

                                                Kas Product feature on Soul Jazz Records’ recent 'Punk 45 – Les Punks: The French Connection'. Mainly recorded on early tape, synth and drum machines Kas Product’s mixture of Spatsz’ hypnotic, electronic and angular hard-edged beats matched to the spiky vocals and guitar work of Soyoc led to comparisons with Suicide, Liliput/Kleenex, Cabaret Voltaire as well as to the group being forerunners of the cold wave/ synth wave movement. Perhaps closer still is the Industrial sound of bands such as Throbbing Gristle and Einsturzende Neubaten. At the start of the decade Kas Product's 'So Young But So Cold' was also the title track of a defining collection of rare underground electronic French coldwave/synthwave bands on the Tigersushi label.

                                                The recordings here are taken from their early releases on the local Punk label from Nancy, France at the start of the 1980s, mostly recorded on a 2-track recorder in their bedroom, which led to them signing to RCA in 1982. These songs were first put together on CD by the French Fan Club label in 1990.  Essentially the group split-up in 1988 but Kas Product still come together to perform live today most recently in Paris, New York and Los Angeles. In 2012 their major label debut album was re-released in France.

                                                Soul Jazz Records are releasing this album on limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide vinyl LP (with download), CD and worldwide digital.

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                                                New jump up roots from Barcelona, Spain from vocal trio Dub Libitum with dub version on the flip.

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                                                • 7"£10.00
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                                                Punk 45: Sick on You ! One Way Spit !Soul Jazz Records

                                                This new Punk 45 album is a collection of tracks of twisted, raw and energized proto-punk music from the early 1970s, ahead-of-its-time music which led the way for the birth of punk in the second-half of the 1970s.

                                                This new album is compiled and has extensive sleeve-notes by Jon Savage.

                                                Punk 45: Sick on You! One Way Spit! After the Love & Before the Revolution: Proto-Punk 1969-77 is the third volume in this series, following on from the two earlier albums as well as the massive 400-page Punk 45s cover art book published last year.

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                                                Dennis BrownWest Bound TrainObservers

                                                Great funky cut from Dennis Brown from 1974 produced by Niney The Observer with Big Youth's toast on the flip.

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                                                • 7"£8.00
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                                                Deutsche Elektronische Musik 4Soul Jazz Records

                                                This is the new instalment of Soul Jazz Records’ ground-breaking Deutsche Elektronische Musik series, ‘A near-definitive guide to some of the world's most extraordinary music’ (The Guardian).

                                                This latest edition features many of the classic German electronic and Krautrock groups from the 1970s & 80s – including Can, Amon Duul II, Harmonia, Conrad Schnitzler, Agitiation Free, Roedelius – as well as a host of lesser known artists such as Dzyan, Klauss Weiss, Gruppe Between and many more.

                                                Deutsche Elektronische rarities unearthed on the album include Kalacakra (whose fan-base included the great Moondog!) and their superb ‘Nearby Shiras,’ taken from their super-rare spiritual/psychedelic private press concept album Crawling to Lhasa, from 1972.

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                                                Deutsche Elektronische 4 comes with extensive newly commissioned sleevenotes by David Stubbs, author of the seminal books ‘Future Days: Krautrock and the building of Modern Germany’, ‘Mars By 1980: The story of Electronic Music’, and ‘Krautrock: Cosmic Rock and its Legacy’.

                                                This album comes as a heavyweight triple vinyl edition with full colour inner sleeves, as well as a deluxe double CD edition with outsize booklet and slipcase. Both formats include full liner notes and extensive rare photography.

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                                                • Klaus Weiss – Pink Sails
                                                • Virus – My Strand-Eyed Girl
                                                • Conrad Schnitzler – Ballet Statique
                                                • Kalacakra – Nearby Shiras
                                                • EMAK – Tanz In Den Himmel
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                                                **Limited copies available!**

                                                Reissue of a rare and sought-after 45 from Zambian/'Zamrock' legends Witch! Killer rock/disco/funk fusion that rides the most hypnotic groove! Originally released in 1980 and this remastered reissue with replica labels is sounding as good, if not better, than ever!

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                                                • 7"£16.00
                                                  Limited edition of 300 copies only!
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                                                The Loving PaupersEnemy Of History / And The Piano's PlayingHappy People

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                                                These tunes are's jazz, it's beats, it's breaks.

                                                Limited edition 300 pressed black vinyl..last copies!

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                                                • 7"£11.00
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                                                Soul Jazz Records 7” CLASSIC 7" BagNavy Blue Blue and White BAGSoul Jazz Records

                                                This is our CLASSIC ORIGINAL 7" Record Bag (Navy blue/white). 100% Essential!

                                                Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 50 7"s). Fantastic for DJing, impressing your stylish friends or just 'carrying stuff'.

                                                As well as the classic blue bag with white strap and stripes these are now available in limited edition red, green, cyan and more with matching straps - 'nuff colours!

                                                  Celia CruzAquarius / Let The Sunshine In - Yo Soy La VozTico Records

                                                  KILLER! Rare Venezuelan press Tico original unplayed Latin 45 (minor label wear, price sticker on label)

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                                                  • Original 7"£30.00
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                                                  The Leaders(It's A) Rat RaceAthens Of The North

                                                  Athens Of The North reissue this absolute KILLER, anthemic, deep-funk single from 1971! Both sides absolutely essential!

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                                                  • – (It's A) Rat Race (Instrumental)
                                                  • 7"£13.00
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                                                  The Fantastic FourRomeo and Juliet's "I don't want to Live without you"Ric Tic

                                                  Heavyweight northern soul!

                                                  UNPLAYED Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+
                                                  100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!

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                                                  Willie WilliamsArmagideon Time (Discomix Vocal / Version)Soul Jazz Records

                                                  MASSIVE STUDIO ONE ANTHEM ALERT!!!

                                                  Willie Williams' roots rock reggae classic Armagideon Time – the rare 12" extended Discomix version split into two sublime heavyweight slices and cut super-loud on a 12" single.

                                                  Produced by Studio One supremo Coxsone Dodd this is a huge Reggae anthem on the classic 'Real Rock' rhythm, famously covered by The Clash and sampled by KRS One, The Fugees and many more.

                                                  A dancefloor devastating Reggae party bomb!

                                                  • Willie Williams – Armagideon Time (Discomix Vocal)
                                                  • Willie Williams – Armagideon Time (Discomix Version)
                                                  • 12"£12.00
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                                                  Black RiotEarly Jungle, Rave and HardcoreSoul Jazz Records

                                                  VINYL FACTORY COMPILATION OF THE YEAR 2020!!!

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                                                  LIMITED EDITION COMES WITH FREE GRAPHIC STORY!

                                                  Soul Jazz Records’ new Black Riot: Early Jungle, Rave and Hardcore is a brand new collection of heavyweight ragga-influenced hardcore jungle tracks from the early 1990s. Dark and heavy!

                                                  Featuring classic and seminal tracks from the likes of Levictus and Krome &Time, alongside a host of rare and little-known ragga & junglist hardcore tunes from the likes of Babylon Timewarp’s hypnotic Durban Poison, Rhythm for Reasons’ mad ‘The Smokers Rhythm’, The Freaky rave-y breakbeat sound of ‘Time and Age,’ Trip One’s super dark ‘Snowball’ and loads more!

                                                  Expect super heavy basslines, equally heavy twisted Amen drum loops, even heavier ragga vocals! Original jungle style - roots and culture - from the earliest days of drum and bass.

                                                  Included with the album is a free limited-edition graphic mini-novel “Black Riot: The Mysterons save Planet Earth from the Xatheroid Angels.” This is the third collaboration between Soul Jazz Records and writer/illustrator Paulo Parisi, the highly respected author of graphic books on Jean Michel Basquiat and John Coltrane.

                                                  This new graphic story continues the story of black electronic dance music – this time set around the birth of Jungle and continues onwards from Soul Jazz’s earlier ‘Invasion of the Killer Mysterons’ (Jamaican electronic Dub, co-compiled by Kevin Martin (The Bug)) and Mysterons Invade the Jackin’ Zone (about Chicago Acid & Experimental House).

                                                  • Rhythm For Reasons – The Smokers Rhythm
                                                  • Babylon Timewarp – Durban Poison
                                                  • The Terrorist – RK1
                                                  • DJ Dubplate – Tings A Go On
                                                  • Leviticus – Burial (Lovers Rock Mix)
                                                  • The Freaky – Time and Age
                                                  • Trip One – Snowball Remix
                                                  • DJ Krome & Mr. Time – Ganja Man
                                                  • New Vision – Way Of Life
                                                  • DJ Dubplate – Original Rubadubstyle
                                                  • Hi Fi Power – Chill Out (Raggafunks U)
                                                  • Nu Jacks featuring Ivory Ranks – House Sensation
                                                  • New 2×LP + Download Code + Limited Edition Graphic story£24.00
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                                                  Black Man's PrideSoul Jazz Records

                                                  While the righteousness of blackness is at the heart of the Rastafarian faith, this collection illustrates how black pride remained a central theme, if not the defining essence, at the very core of all the music created at Studio One Records.

                                                  Black Man’s Pride is the striking new Studio One collection of deep heavyweight reggae featuring Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, The Gladiators, Sugar Minott, The Heptones, Freddie McGregor, Cedric Brooks & more.

                                                  In order to understand the centrality of black identity in the music created at Studio One, we need look no further than Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd who, who created the first black-owned record company in Jamaica.

                                                  In similar fashion Alton Ellis’s defining ‘Black Man’s Pride’ brings up emotions that are at the heart of many of these uplifting songs. Alton Ellis’ birthplace was the Trench Town ghetto of Kingston, also the birthplace of The Wailers, Ken Boothe and many other Studio One luminaries.

                                                  Clement Dodd established a musical empire firmly rooted by the core musicians working at Studio One many of whom came out of the Alpha School for Wayward Boys, run by Roman Catholic nuns, whose luminaries include Don Drummond, Johnny Moore, Leroy ‘Horsemouth’ Wallace, Cedric Brooks, Vin Gordon, Tommy McCook & more.

                                                  Many of the songs featured here come from the transitory phase in reggae at the start of the 1970s. After the exhilaration of Ska and following the cooling down of Rocksteady. While reggae awaited the arrival of roots, Studio One’s vocalists were already producing some of the moodiest music imaginable! Here are 18 heavyweight tunes, both classic cuts and super-rare tunes!

                                                  This new album is released as a heavyweight gatefold double-LP edition (+ download code), CD and digital with full text.


                                                  "The bottomless pit that is Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One label(s) yields more gems. Soul Jazz and before it, Heartbeat in the US, United Artists, Bamboo and various other labels in the UK have released numerous collections, yet the catalogue remains largely under-exploited, despite the late Mr Dodd’s tireless efforts to wring every last cent from it in unlikely ways. Little wonder that some reggae fans, spoilt by knowledge and racks of original vinyl, can be inclined to shrug when another comp emerges: there have been so many. However, Soul Jazz’s albums are different: not only have they encouraged a new, younger audience, parallel to the one that enjoys rare funk and spiritual jazz, to appreciate this music, their records are coherent. They’re not just a heap of tunes that happen to be sharing a black vinyl apartment. They’re themed and meld musically. They have a reason to exist.

                                                  In this instance, that reason is an exploration of (mostly) 70s vocal roots reggae with a theme of black pride and dignity. This music was recorded as a cultural statement, if not a cry, from the roots; strong stuff, deep, dark and heavy. But don’t mistake that for leaden. It may have bass frequencies that drive your neighbour’s dog under the sofa, thinking it’s 5 November all over again, but this is no gloomy exercise in musical storm clouds. Right from Alton Ellis’s title-donating opening tune, there are aspects of Black Man’s Pride that will have you skipping around the room, literally or mentally, and thanking Jah that you didn’t spend the money it cost you on a pizza, dough balls and Diet Coke meal deal. This is not musical junk food, it’s a keeper fit to lift the heart whenever needed.

                                                  One reason for this is the sequencing. Glen Miller (not that one) may have a light, soulful voice but the rhythm track he’s riding on Love And Understanding is a minor chord churner, as sad as a wet Sunday. But it’s held up on either side by Sugar Minott (and an uncredited Gladiators) floating through Woman Shadow (as sung by The Meditations as Woman Is Like A Shadow), and The Nightingales’ gorgeously swinging Rasta Is Calling, a glorious take on Delroy Wilson’s Cool Operator rhythm that’s a sod to find on 45. The Heptones make a rational case for Equal Rights in a manner that ought to have been perky enough to win them at least an audition for a CBBC presenter’s role. Their lead singer Leroy Sibbles pops up uncredited on John Holt’s heart-lifting yet cool Let’s Build Our Dreams. Heavy 70s roots is gloomy? Nope. Jamaica’s ghettos were suffering; they didn’t need more misery.

                                                  There’s also judicious joining up of vocals and their dubwise 45 flipsides: The Gladiators’ Roots Natty is one such. I heard the vocal, and immediately wished it was the devastatingly moving dub cut. Compiler Stuart Baker evidently thought likewise, so it extends to the version. For variety, there’s a lone sax instrumental to wreck things up too: Cedric Brooks’ melodic Why Can’t I.

                                                  There’s room for the unique, deep and breathy voice of Larry Marshall. More “international” stars Horace Andy and Dennis Brown are here too, recorded as youths, as is a teenage Freddie McGregor on a rootsy rewrite of Cat Stevens’ Wild World – with what sounds like JS Bach on synth! The set shuts with Johnny Osbourne’s sophisticated and spiritually openhearted Forgive Them.

                                                  With an informative, eminently enjoyable sleeve note about the growth of roots reggae and its place in Rastafarianism and black awareness, fittingly Black Man’s Pride lacks nothing." Ian McCann, RECORD COLLECTOR

                                                  • Alton Ellis – Black Man's Pride
                                                  • Horace Andy – Child Of The Ghetto
                                                  • Dennis Brown – Created By The Father
                                                  • The Gladiators – Roots Natty
                                                  • The Classics – Got To Be Cool
                                                  • The Nightingales – Rasta Is Calling
                                                  • Glen Miller – Love & Understanding
                                                  • Sugar Minott – Woman Shadow
                                                  • Lloyd Jones & The Supernatural Six – Red In A Babylon
                                                  • Dudley Sibley & The Soul Gang – Love In Our Nation
                                                  • The Heptones – Equal Rights
                                                  • Glen Miller – You Must Be Love
                                                  • Winston Jarrett – Up Park No Mans Land
                                                  • Cedric Im Brooks – Why Can't I
                                                  • Larry Marshall – Let's Make It Up
                                                  • Freddie McGregor – Children Listen To The Wise Words
                                                  • John Holt – Build Our Dreams
                                                  • Johnny Osbourne – Forgive Them
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                                                  Cassey ManReady Or NotTuff Scout

                                                  Heavyweight roots vocal with crackin' dub version wicked cut to Reality Souljahs 'My Eyes Can See' produced at Rolling Lion studio by Daniel Boyle. The late Cassey Man was part of Sugar Minotts Youth Promotion crew. All Tuff Scout 7" releases come in company hard card sleeve..nice.

                                                  • Cassey Man – Ready Or Not
                                                  • Daniel Boyle – Dub
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                                                  Elijah MinnelliSlats / DubBreadminster County Council

                                                  A Sounds Of The Universe Exclusive. 300 only!

                                                  The welcome return of Elijah Minnelli with 'SLATS' his 4th limited 7" single which blends his unique take on Cumbia, Eastern & Western Folk, Dub and Reggae perfectly.

                                                  The B-side is a killer live dub take with liberal use of echo-manipulated feedback, spring reverb and choppy fader swipes.

                                                  Each record features a double-sided, lino printed sleeve and a hand-stamped disco bag designed by Charlie Maclagan & Tom Phillips and printed by Daisy Young.

                                                  “This is a perfect example of old meets new in the Dubniverse...”

                                                  Dennis Bovell

                                                  Also for fans of Damos Room.

                                                  • – Slats
                                                  • – Dub
                                                  • 7" (SOTU Exclusive)£11.00
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