• Arnie Love & The Loveletts – Invisible Wind
    • 1. Invisible Wind
    • 2. Me, Myself & I
    • 3. We Had Enough


    Arnie Love & The Loveletts – Invisible Wind / Me, Myself & I / We Had Enough gets its first ever official 12 inch reissue. With originals trading hands for close to £250 now is your chance to pick up this remastered triple threat containing two slices of peaktime funk, disco joy and one of slo jam soul heaven.

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    Jackie Stoudemire / Al StewartDancingTAP Records

    Fully remastered reissue with replica artwork of this rare and raw ’83 disco bomb from Jackie Stoudemire & Al Stewart.

    Original copies of the 12” release regularly fetch over £300 on the second hard market.

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      Timeless LegendEverybody Disco - Parts 1 & 2Expansion Records


      Hand Numbered. Only once before on 7" in 1979. Extremely rare now with originals have a collectors value of £200

      • – Everybody Disco
      Leo's SunshippGive Me The SunshineExpansion Records


      Hand Numbered. There are two versions of an iconic 'rare groove' track back to back. The first is a reissue of an in demand US mix, not reissued since 1980. Originally pressings have sold for £100. The second is a brand new extended version of a mix that came out in the UK in 1980.

      • – Give Me The Sunshine
      Brazil 45 Boxset Vol. 2Various Artists (DJ Marky)Mr Bongo

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      7" Boxset

      The second volume in a series of Brazilian 45 boxsets, curated with beats & love by DJ Marky. Brighton's very own DJ Format icurated Volume 1 for RSD 2020.

        • 7" Boxset£32.00
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        Steve ParksMovin In The Right Direction C/W Just Ask MeDYNAMITE CUTS


        DYNAMITE CUTS and its series of amazing 45s have unleashed another Gem for RSD. This Rare groove club classic has now been shrunk down to a stunning 7”, for the first time. Don’t miss out!!! - Must have vinyl release

        • – Movin In The Right Direction
        Roy AyersChicago / D.C. CityExpansion Records

        Limited Edition hand numbered 7” – 1000 Copies: First time 7” release of much sampled “Chicago” by iconic jazz funk artist Roy Ayers. Both sides originally from the album “Silver Vibrations” on Roy’s Uno Melodic label re-created on label art here. Special 7” length version of “D.C. City” released here for the first time on the original label.

        • – Chicago
        Freda PayneUnhooked Generation - Tom Moulton Remix/OriginalInvictus

        JVC FORCE STRONG ISLAND SAMPLE - The ultimate soul break!! What a tune!

        Tom Moulton in the Mix!

        The triple threat production force of Holland-Dozier-Holland put their special touch on Freda Payne - The Unhooked Generation for Invictus back in 1969. Much loved in the sampling world for its killer guitar hook intro, most famously used in JVC Force - Strong Island, this Tom Moulton remix has never been pressed as a single before.

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        Lee McDonaldWe’ve Only Just Begun / I’ll Do Anything For YouSelector Series


        40 year anniversary release of this in demand modern soul masterpiece. For their forth vinyl outing, Selector Series dig into the Archives of New Jersey’s Debbie Records from 1981 to re-issue this storming boogie re interpretation of The Carpenters standard, which found itself a legion of fans in the UK thanks to Gary Dennis’s championing of it. In a pre Discogs era, this record attracted a £400 price tag amongst serious collectors back in the late eighties, with the original pressings still going for £500+ even now. The album has been re issued by several different labels over the ensuing years, but this double header is being made available for Record Store Day on a seven-inch format for the first time officially, featuring the original album sleeve artwork.

        • – We’ve Only Just Begu
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        Linton Kwesi JohnsonMaking HistoryUMC

        LP (Coloured)

        Expanded LP edition of ‘dub poet’ Linton Kwesi Johnson’s classic 1984 album, featuring the original album + three bonus tracks. Bespoke gatefold sleeve with enhanced artwork.Remastered at Abbey Road, released on heavyweight YELLOW coloured vinyl. Produced by Linton Kwesi Johnson and the legendary Dennis Bovell (‘Blackbeard’), the album continues LKJ’s fierce, politically-charged view of Britain at the time. His outspoken comments on the 1981 Brixton riots, the New Cross fire that killed 13 black teenagers and confronting the National Front are all tackled but with an accessible and strident dub-reggae beat.Extensive liner notes from the original LP, by the late political activist and journalist Darcus Howe, are included in the package. Darcus was depicted in the recent Steve McQueen film, ‘Small Axe: Mangrove’ on BBC TV. Out of print on vinyl for many years.

          • New LP (Coloured Vinyl)£26.00
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          Binker and MosesEscape The FlamesGearbox Records

          This 6-track recording, taken from their 'Journey to the Mountain of Forever 'album launch at the iconic Total Refreshment Centre back in 2017, is a whole new interpretation of the studio album's first disc (with the opening tune clocking in at a full 17 minutes of semi-free exploration.) The audience's excitement, a sound-bed of whoops and yells, is heard intermittently throughout and only adds to the incredible vibe.

          • – The Departure
          • – Intoxication From The Jahvmonishi Leaves
          • – Trees On Fire
          Soul Jazz Records presents Studio One Ska Fire ! (Limited Edition Collectors 7" Box Set)Record Store Day Exclusive #1Soul Jazz Records

          Soul Jazz Records are releasing Studio One Ska Fire Box Set, a limited-edition one-off pressing exclusive for Record Store Day 2021, collectors seven-inch box set featuring 10 amazing and super-rare Studio One ska tracks on five 7” singles, all produced here in deluxe hard form box each single with separate inner sleeves.

          • Don Drummond – Don D Special
          • Toots and The Maytals – A Man Who Knows
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          • The Skatalites – Something Special
          • Lee Perry – Open Up (aka Cook Book)
          • The Regals – Shammy Back
          • Bob Marley and The Wailers – Diamond Baby
          • Jackie Opel – The Mill Man
          • The Ethiopians – I Am Free
          Bill BrandonBill BrandonUnidisc

          **Features the classic disco cut 'We Fell In Love While Dancing'**

          Having never been repressed on vinyl since it's 1977, Prelude records release, this sself-titled effort from the legendary Bill Brandon is a true soul connoisseur's dream and features a plethora of noted session players and of course the production prowess of the cult Jesse Boyce and Moses Dillard partnership

          • – We Fell In Love While Dancing
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          Too Slow To Disco presentsYACHT SOUL – Cover VersionsHow Do You Are?

          2LP (coloured vinyl)

          This is the new compilation by TSTD/DJ Supermarkt with Soul/Funk Coverversions of Westcoast/AOR/Yachtpop gems!TSTD returns with another trip into the musical past of the sundrenched Westcoast: This time DJ Supermarkt unearthed 17 Soul & Funk Coverversions of original Westcoast/AOR/Yachtpop gems. As slightly expected, the The Afro-American musicians add a heavy dose of Funk and heavenly Soul to the game. The original tracks are covered by big Soul & Funk acts like Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Quincy Jones, Brothers Johnson, but also forgotten acts like The Ebonys, Leslie Smith, Side Effect. And you can find tracks originally performed by the big league of the Westcoast, like The Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Hall & Oates, Steely Dan, Wings, and even The Beach Boys, alongside lesser known acts like Ned Doheny, Bill LaBounty, Airplay!Most tracks are from the late 70s/early 80s, but failed to become big hits and fell under the radar. Like Chaka Khan doing a seriously funky version of Fleetwood Mac’s „Everywhere“ (from an unreleased album recording), next to obscure reworks like Leslie Smith’s version of „Nothin’ You Can Do About It“ by the overlooked Airplay (Jay Graydon and David Foster). There are especially surprising versions here, like Millie Jackson’s gospel-like rendering of „This Is It“ by Kenny Loggins/Michael McDonald, or Billy Paul’s „Black Power“-influenced version of Paul McCartney/Wings’ „Let Em In“ and the rare cover of The Beach Boys’ „God Only Knows“ by Betty Everett. Overall another TSTD collection of smooth, sunny, extremely soulful and funky tracks, that needed to be dug-out to be heard again. This is Bottled Sunshine!Vinyl comes as usual in gatefold sleeve with liner notes, download code and 180g heavy orange double vinyl.

            • New 2×LP £27.00
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            Salah Ragab & Cairo Jazz BandEgypt StrutStrut

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



            Strut present the definitive edition of a classic of Egyptian jazz, Salah Ragab’s seminal ‘Cairo Jazz Band’ album from 1973, blending black American jazz with Egyptian folklore and Islamic tradition.

              • New 2×LP £24.00
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              Gilles Peterson BOOK! First Edition, Limited HardbackLOCKDOWN FM: BROADCASTING IN A PANDEMIC

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              Lockdown FM: Broadcasting In a Pandemic is a 600+ page cultural documentation of a year in lockdown. Densely populated and rich in imagery, it records the response of London based DJ and Broadcaster, Gilles Peterson and the community network of global music and culture platform, Worldwide FM to the impact of Covid-19 and that moment in time when the world went into lockdown to slow down the deadly impact of the virus.

              This radical book project was conceived as the nation emerged from the very first lockdown. It is built around the playlists from eighty Worldwide FM and BBC6 Music radio broadcasts Peterson made, following Boris Johnson’s lockdown announcement on 23 March 2020. As the pandemic closed in, Gilles Peterson retreated to the Brownswood basement and his family “bubble”. He embraced his passion for running. For the first time in a long career of DJ-ing globally, life as he knew it came to a halt so this personal, and often intimate recollection, picks out key cultural moments during what was an incredibly unique time.

              Lockdown FM actually kicks off pre-lockdown on New Year’s Eve and provides an insight into Petersons’ packed schedule which included a tour of New York, Chicago, Australia, New Zealand and London before his diary was wiped clean. As the timeline unfolds it’s impossible to ignore the deadly impact of the pandem- ic. The music world lost a host of great musicians and artists, who were well known and much-loved including McCoy Tyner, Manu Dibango, Tony Allen, Ty, Mike Huckaby... and this book pays respect to their lives and creative output. Offset against the fatalities, Peterson celebrates the birthdays of musicians close to him such as Stevie Wonder and Dee Dee Bridgewater. He also explores different genres via ‘The 20’ series which included Jazz Dance (Combat), Trip Hop, Jazz Funk, Modal Jazz.

              The playlists provided the framework to bring in other creatives impacted by the pandemic and contributions to the book are made by Zara McFarlane, Jean- Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick, Simon Emmerson, Rob Gallagher, Emily Moxon, Louie Vega, François Kervorkian, Brian Bacchus, Adrian Younge, Kassa Overall, Jazz Re:- freshed, Damu The Fudgemunk and Raw Poetic. To counter life in the basement he enlisted the photography of Dobie who cycled daily through an abandoned city.

              As the summer sun shone, the impact of the death of George Floyd spread worldwide. The lockdown crumbled under the weight of the Black Lives Matter Movement and the book engages with its impact through contributions by Erica McKoy, Thristian (Global Roots) and Paul Martin.

              Edited by Straight No Chaser’s Paul Bradshaw with design /art direction by Hugh Miller, Gilles Peterson’s ‘Lockdown FM’ concept came to life through
              a period of intense improvisation. The result is extraordinary. It follows a timeline we all lived through and cements the vital role that music, and those who create it, played – and continues to play– in helping us all get through an unprecedented time.

                • Book (1.9kg)£40.00
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                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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                The DoorsMorrison Hotel SessionsRhino Elektra

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                2 x 180gm Black Vinyl - numbered

                The Doors famed studio album ‘Morrison Hotel’ recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary, unearthing rare session tapes from the original recording sessions. Exclusively for Record Store Day 2021 “Morrison Hotel Sessions” will be pressed on vinyl for the first time, offering listeners a fly-on-the-wall experience to hear The Doors create “Roadhouse Blues,” “Peace Frog/Blue Sunday” and “Queen Of The Highway” from the masterpiece album. The limited edition package – which was mixed and assembled by The Doors original engineer Bruce Botnick – is pressed on 180gram, double vinyl and also features new liner notes from Botnick. Strictly limited and numbered to 16,000 copies.

                TRACKLISTING SIDE ONE: BLACK DRESSED IN LEATHER (Queen Of The Highway Sessions) - First Session (11/15/68): 1. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 1), 2. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Various Takes), 3. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 44). Second Session (1/16/69): 4. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 12), 5. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (Take 14) SIDE TWO: Third Session (Date unknown): 1. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKE 1), 2. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKES 5, 6 & 9), 3. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKE 14), 4. I WILL NEVER BE UNTRUE, 5. QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY (TAKE UNKNOWN) | MONEY BEATS SOUL (Roadhouse Blues Sessions) - First Session: 6. Roadhouse Blues (Take 14) SIDE THREE: Second Session: 1. MONEY (THAT’S WHAT I WANT), 2. ROCK ME BABY. Third Session: 3. ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKES 6 & 7), 4.ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKE 8) SIDE FOUR: Fourth Session: 1. ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKES 1 & 2), 2. ROADHOUSE BLUES (TAKES 5, 6 & 14) | Dawn’s Highway (Peace Frog/Blue Sunday Session) 3. PEACE FROG/BLUE SUNDAY (TAKE 4), 4. PEACE FROG (TAKE 12)

                  • New Audiophile 2×LP (180 GRAM)£36.00
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                  Theo Parrish, Maurissa Rose, The UnitSpecial VersionsSound Signature

                  Theo Parrish revisits the classic 'This If For You' from his 2019 LP and recorded a whole new version with Detroit singer, Maurissa Rose! Backed with a more rugged fix of the amazing 'Ain't No Need'!

                  • – Theo Parrish with Maurissa Rose - This Is For You (Special Version)
                  • – The Unit - Ain't No Need (Special Version)
                  • 12"£13.00
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                  The Lost Maestros CollectionDeviation Records

                  The Lost Maestros Collection is a collaboration between Deviation Records and the independent Malian label Mieruba, which has been working since 2010 to ensure that this golden age of Mande music does not fall into obscurity.

                  'The Lost Maestros Collection' focuses on musical riches of Mali, and more particularly the music of the Mandé region, cradle of the great griot families,. Highly recommended!

                  • – Zoumana Tereta - Duni
                  • – Askia Modibo - Sebela
                  • – Labouzou - So Happy In You
                  • – Tiowa Dembele - Ho Imimouwo
                  • – Trico Boy - Mani Kuru
                  • – Tambaoura Jazz - Kabu
                  • – Namakoro Fomba - Segou to Yanfolila
                  • – Mangala Camara - Djelale
                  • – Zoumana Tereta - Falla
                  • – Askia Modibo - Ngioumamba
                  • – Labouzou - Balanzan 4444
                  • – Tiowa Dembele - Mahari
                  • – Trico Boy Tchierombaye
                  • – Tambaoura Jazz - Salia
                  • – Mangala Camara - Fantanden
                  • – Tambaoura Jazz - Magasse
                  Binker Golding, John Edwards, Steve NobleMoon Day (Limited Blue Vinyl Edition **SOTU EXCLUSIVE**)ByrdOut

                  **Limited, hand-numbered, blue vinyl copies - exclusive here at Sounds of the Universe!**

                  UK saxophonist Binker Golding maps cosmic/free jazz vibrations with bass player John Edwards and experimental drummer/percussionist Steve Noble of cult avant-garde jazz/post punk group Rip, Rig & Panic!

                  • – One Giant Step, Parts I-IV
                  • – Reflection
                  • – Lunar Wind
                  • LP (SOTU exclusive)£22.00
                    • Limited blue vinyl edition **EXCLUSIVE**
                    • Hand-numbered edition of 200 copies
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                  Penrose Showcase Vol.1Penrose Records

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


                  1xLP (inc. slipmat)

                  Daptone is proud to present Penrose Records - Showcase Vol. I. 14 sides of Sweet Soul from some of the most exciting groups on the SoCal Souldies scene.

                    • LP£22.00
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                    James Kelly DuhonSo TrustingTramp Records

                    Upbeat, soulful dancer from the late 70s by James Kelly Duhon who also released on Mainstream records!

                    • – So Trusting
                    • – So Far Down
                    Bibi FlashHistoires d'1 Soir (Bye Bye Les Galères)Barbecue

                    French boogie rarity from '83 gets reissued with a new edit. Features the classic original, disco mix and instrumental versions plus an acappella too - hot!

                    • – Histoires d'1 Soir (Bye Bye Les Galères)
                    • – Histoires d'1 Soir (Bye Bye Les Galères) [Discomix]
                    • – Histoires d'1 Soir (Bye Bye Les Galères) [Blutch Edit] [feat. Blutch]
                    • – Histoires d'1 Soir (Bye Bye Les Galères) [Instrumental Version]
                    • – Histoires d'1 Soir (Bye Bye Les Galères) [Chorus & Acapella]
                    • 1. – Histoires d'1 Soir (Bye Bye Les Galères)
                    • 2. – Histoires d'1 Soir (Bye Bye Les Galères) [Discomix]
                    • 3. – Histoires d'1 Soir (Bye Bye Les Galères) [Blutch Edit] [feat. Blutch]
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                    • 12" EP£17.00
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                    Pat ThomasStage TwoTidal Waves Music

                    Stage Two from 1976 comes swinging right out the gate with a set of nine monster tunes, heavy drum-breaks, reggae infused afro-beats, funky bass lines, Wah-wah-psyche guitars and lyrics that straddle between a sense of melancholy and frantic urgency. This is a quintessential Pat Thomas (backed by the Marijata band) record that every serious collector or fan needs to have in his collection.

                      Banda Achilifunk & OJOI Believe In MiraclesLovemonk

                      Party-starting, latin rumba versions of the Jackson Sister's rare groove classic 'I Believe In Miracles' backed with a version of 'Ain't No Stopping Us Now', Charanga '76 style!

                      • – I Believe In Miracles
                      • – No Nos Pararán
                      • 7"£9.00
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                      Fikir AmlakPrepare/LimitlessDub-Up Records

                      Fresh new roots 10" from Belgium featuring USA based vocalist Fikir Amlak and producer Kingston Echo combining to great effect on the two tunes with killer dub "Rastaman"

                      • Fikir Amlak – Prepare
                      • Kingston Echo – Relief Dub
                      • Fikir Amlak – Limitless
                      • Kingston Echo – Rastaman Antenna Dub