Studio One SupremeMaximum 70s and 80s Early Dancehall Sounds

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    • Johnny Osbourne & The Prophets – Keep That Light
    • Dillinger – Natty Ten To One
    • Lone Ranger – Natty Dread On The Go
    • Prince Jazzbo – Minstral
    • Johnny Osbourne – Jah Promise
    • Freddie McGregor – Wine Of Violence
    • Papa Michigan and General Smiley – Compliment To Studio One
    • Willie Williams – Easy
    • Lone Ranger – Quarter Pound Of Ishen
    • Alton Ellis – A Fool
    • Jackie Mittoo & Brentford All Stars – In Cold Blood
    • Jim Nastic – Chanting
    • Brentford Rockers – Bushmaster
    • The Gladiators & Brentford Disco Set – Happy Man
    • Dub Specilaist – Still Dubbing
    • Sugar Minott – Jah A Love You
    • Horace Andy – Show and Tell
    • Freddie McGregor – Rastaman Camp

    By the 1970s Studio One and Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd had already proved himself to be the defining force in Reggae for almost two decades. From running the Downbeat sound system on the lawns and yards of Kingston in the late 1950s to opening Studio One at 13 Brentford Road at the start of the 1960s, ushering in Ska and Rocksteady and establishing the careers of most of Jamaica’s artists – everyone from Bob Marley and The Wailers, Ken Boothe, Toots and The Maytals, The Skatalites, Jackie Mittoo and more – Clement Dodd had until this point dominated the Jamaican musical world.

    And yet, incredibly, Clement Dodd was barely half way through his musical path, maintaining Studio One’s number one position in the Jamaican music scene throughout the 1970s with a combination of musical and creative innovation and an endless capacity to adapt and create new musical fashions. By the end of the 1970s Dancehall had become the defining sound on the island. Dancehall was essentially a tribute by other Jamaican producers and artists to the classic music of Studio One created in the 1960s as young artists across the island created new songs, while musicians recreated these original classic foundation Studio One rhythms. As on other occasions, Clement Dodd rose to this new musical challenge by producing a whole new era of classics for Studio One.

    The roots of Dancehall begin with the DJs of the early 1970s, who were the first to sing new material over earlier classic rhythms. Early DJ pioneers such as Dillinger and Prince Jazzbo both feature here toasting over classic songs - The Mad Lad’s Ten to One and The Eternals’ Queen of the Minstrel. But it is the new wave of artists who arrived at Studio One at the onset of Dancehall which enabled Studio One to maintain its number one status as the whole of Kingston’s rival music producers – Channel One, Joe Gibbs and many others – attempted to challenge this position.

    Sugar Minott, Michigan and Smiley, Willie Williams, Lone Ranger had all grown up listening to the classic Studio One music of the 1960s and were able to pay the greatest compliment to the label by creating the defining new music of this new era with songs that combined all the musical and technological developments of the 1970s – dub, deejaying, discomixes, syndrums, synthesizers and more – into the sound of the future: Dancehall.

    Throughout this era Clement Dodd also continued to work with a number of original and returning artists – such as Alton Ellis, Horace Andy, Freddie McGregor, Johnny Osbourne – updating old rhythms and creating new ones while employing the in-house band variously known as The Brentford All-Stars/Rockers/Disco Set to update these sounds in order to maintain Studio One’s number one position as the defining force in Reggae.

    This is Soul Jazz Records’ latest new collection of classic and rare Studio One recordings and is released on triple LP (+ download code), deluxe CD and digital album.

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      • 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
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        Gatefold sleeve with 20 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)
      • View full info and tracklisting
      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
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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!
        Two Synths, A Guitar (And) A Drum Machine - Soul Jazz Records #1 Post Punk DanceSoul Jazz Records

        OUT NOW!

        Soul Jazz Records new ‘Two Synths, A Guitar (and) A Drum Machine’ is a new collection of current D-I-Y post-punk bands shaped by the mutant sounds of no wave, punk funk and New York Noise bands from the late 70s and early 80s that collided with the world of underground dance music found at the Paradise Garage, Mudd Club in New York City (ESG, Arthur Russell, Bush Tetras, Talking Heads, Suicide, Liquid Liquid).

        Other influences cited here include Manchester and Sheffield’s industrial post-punk sounds of the 1980s (Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Gang of Four) as well as the 1970s German electronic experimentalism of Cluster, Neu!, Harmonia and Can.

        Featured artists from around the globe include Los Angeles D-I-Y band Automatic, New Fries from Toronto, artist/music collaborators Toresch from Germany, Susumu Makai from Japan/UK, Vex Ruffin from the Phillipines/California and Madmadmad, Gramme, Tom of England and other UK groups

        That all the bands featured here manage to make distinctive contemporary music out of these 80s roots is testament to the wide range of other musics that are seamlessly absorbed into a modern melting pot of sound – hip-hop, the electronic European avant-garde, rave culture, and more.

        The double vinyl comes in two editions:

        1) Limited edition indies EXCLUSIVE heavyweight green double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.

        2) Limited edition heavyweight black double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.

        The album is also available as a CD and digital release

        • Automatic – Too Much Money
        • Zongamin – Underwater Paramid
        • New Fries – Lily
        • Vex Ruffin & Fab 5 Freddy – The Balance
        • Ixna – Somebody Said
        • Leroy Duncann – Dream River
        • Tom Of England – Neon Green
        • Toresch – Tocar
        • Becker & Mukai – La Rivière des Perles
        • Gramme – Discolovers
        • Niagara – Ida
        • Charles Manier – Sift Through Art Collecting People
        • Black Deer – Baseball Shorts
        • Madmadmad – Hot Disco
        • Wino D – Untitled
        Cuba: Music and Revolution - Compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Records

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        REVIEWS:

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

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

        "Priceless comp goes beyond Buena Vista" UNCUT

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

        • Grupo Irakere – Chequere Son
        • Conjunto Rumbavana – El Son Del Campeon
        • Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Mi Ritmo Caliente
        • Grupo Monumental – Mi Son Caridad
        • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Sondeando
        • Las D'Aida – Con Cadencia y Con Dulzura
        • Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Y No Le Conviene
        • Pablo Milanés – Te Quiero Porque Te Quiero
        • Emíliano Salvador – Luna Wanestain
        • Los Reyes 73 – Un Lamento Hecho Cancion
        • Eduardo Ramos – Vocación Revolución
        • Grupo Mounmental – Hasta Las Cuantas
        • Los 5 U 4 – Solo Esta Musica
        • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Canción Con Todos
        • Orquesta Los Van Van – Yo Se Que Van Van
        • Grupo Monumental – Nadie Se Siente Cansado
        • Orquesta Ritmo Oriental – Maria, Baila El Son
        • Juan Pablo Torres y Algo Nuevo – Rompe Cocorioco
        • Los Reyes 73 – Grandes Amigos
        • Paquito D'Rivera – La Patica
        • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Grifo
        • Raúl Gómez – Dacapo
        • Grupo Irakere – Juana 1600
        • 1. Grupo Irakere – Chequere Son
        • 2. Conjunto Rumbavana – El Son Del Campeon
        • 3. Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Mi Ritmo Caliente
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        Swave Villi Us: Independent Soul 1971-84Backatcha

        **RIYL the classic 'Personal Space Electronic Soul 1974-1984' compilation!**

        Backatcha Records presents 'Swave Villi Us', a collection of sixteen sought after independent soul cuts, recorded between 1971-1984 from across the US and beyond.

        The album comes as a 2xLP, complete with extensive sleeve notes, featuring top-shelf rarities end-to-end. Whilst soul 45 aficionados will be familiar with the titles, obtaining them has always been a problem until now.

        From 70s Californian psych-folk, to downtempo ballads from the Southern states, to mid-tempo gems and sweet soul from the Midwest, to 80s Sunshine State talent show entries and Bahamian dreamy percussion-led guitar jams, the selection showcases essential top-shelf regional sounds spanning the broader soul spectrum across nearly two decades. Also featured are two previously unreleased versions of Nature’s Choice ‘Never Get A Chance’ and Watch Tower’s ‘Forever, Together’ led by Ohio talent Maurice Moore, from original session tapes and exclusive to this compilation.

        • – Stride & Willie Gay, Jr. - Come Inside
        • – Nassauvians - Slacking Off
        • – Aka Shaic - Swave Villi Us
        • – Ray T. Jones - Norfolk Sound
        • – Theatre West - Children Of Tomorrow's Dreams
        • – Ivan R. Sturdivant & Time Zone No. Seven - The World That Died
        • – Small Society - Just Loving You
        • – No I.D. (aka Bilal Sabir) - Changes
        • – Nature’s Choice - Never Get A Chance [Previously unreleased version]
        • – Antwans - You Got That Right
        • – Joe walker - We Need Each Other
        • – Spice - For Old Time's Sake
        • – Joe Brown and the Soul Elderados - Vibration Part Two
        • – Expressway - Blue Evening
        • – Smiles - Just A Star
        • – Watch Tower - Forever, Together [Previously unreleased version]

        Other Releases on Soul Jazz Records

        Black RiotEarly Jungle, Rave and HardcoreSoul Jazz Records

        VINYL FACTORY COMPILATION OF THE YEAR 2020!!!

        See chart here

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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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        • CD plus Limited Edition Graphic story£12.00
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        • MP3 Release£7.99
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        Lloyd McNeill QuartetWashington Suite (1970)Soul Jazz Records

        Soul Jazz Records’ new ox-blood red coloured vinyl limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide LP (+ download code) issue of this very rare deep spiritual jazz album first released as a private-press album in 1970 on flautist Lloyd McNeill’s own Asha Record label in Washington, DC.

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        CLASSIC! DEEP Jazz includes the wicked 'Home Rule'

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

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


        • – Home Rule
        • – Just 71% Moor
        • – 2504 Cliffbourne Pl.
        • – Fountain In The Circle
        • – City Tryptych
        • – Fountain In The Circle
        The WinstonsAmen Brother / Color Him FatherSoul Jazz Records

        It's back in stock!!! EXCLUSIVE - ONLY AVAILABLE HERE!

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        WORLD EXCLUSIVE limited edition seven-inch 45 ONLY AVAILABLE to customers at Soul Jazz Records and Sounds of the Universe!

        The world's greatest ever break? Here it is - The first official re-release of The Winston's Amen Brother with the LEGENDARY Amen Break as featured on 1000s of hip-hop and jungle releases. This record has been a collectors' 45 for ages and OUT OF PRINT for 50 years - sounding fresh!

        Not only that but the flip-side Color Him Father is a superb Curtis Mayfield-esque ANTHEMIC soul tune - as essential as the A-side.

        WORLD EXCLUSIVE limited edition seven-inch 45 ONLY AVAILABLE to customers at Soul Jazz Records and Sounds of the Universe!

        THIS RECORD IS 100% ESSENTIAL and ONLY available HERE - DO NOT MISS OUT!


        • The Winstons – Amen Brother
        • The Winstons – Color Him Father
        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
        Brentford All StarsGreedy G / Granny Scratch ScratchSoul Jazz Records

        These are very limited Studio One 12" pressings (worldwide 1000) that sell out on the day they are released. So don't miss out here!

        BRAND NEW LTD. EDN. 12" All-time Studio One party ANTHEM. 100% ESSENTIAL MONSTER TUNE - ROCKS ANY DANCEFLOOR!

        'Greedy G’ is the ultimate reggae/funk/hip-hop party tune.

        The all-time epic sample for Boogie Down Productions’ seminal ‘Jack of Spades’ based on James Brown’s funk bomb ‘Get on the Good Foot’.

        The flipside is another Brentford Road All Stars essential cut, ‘Granny Scratch Scratch’, the heaviest, funkiest dub monster ever with bass to shake more speakers than a juggernaut lorry!

        Boom!


        • – Greedy G
        • – Granny Scratch Scratch
        Lloyd McNeillToriSoul Jazz Records

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

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

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

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

        • Lloyd McNeill – O Mercado (Brazilian Market)
        • Lloyd McNeill – Tori (Segment One)
        • Lloyd McNeill – Tzigane
        • Lloyd McNeill – Tori (Segment Two)
        • Lloyd McNeill – Sambinha
        • Lloyd McNeill – Time Still / Passaro - Pifaro (Flute Bird)
        • Lloyd McNeill – Tori (Segment Three)
        • Lloyd McNeill – Tranquil
        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
        • Bob Marley and The Wailers – Rude Boy
        • Derrick Morgan – It's Alright
        • 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
        Trees SpeakPostHumanSoul Jazz Records

        This is incredibly Trees Speak’s third album on Soul Jazz Records to be released in the space of one year – and it’s amazing!

        Trees Speak’s new album ‘Post-Human’ once again blends 1970s German electronic and ‘motorik’ Krautrock instrumentals (think Harmonia, Can, Cluster, Popul Vuh, Neu!), haunting and powerful 1960s & 1970s soundtracks (think Italian prog-rock Goblin and John Carpenter horror movies, Morricone and existential John Barry spy movies), together with a New York No Wave electronic synth and guitar analogue DIY-ness (think Suicide, anything on Soul Jazz’s New York Noise series or Eno's New York No Wave)!

        The new album ‘Post-Human’ draws further upon German krautrock high-concept albums from the likes of Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze from the 1970s, as Trees Speak create their own powerful new landscapes of sound that manage to be at once contemporary as well as both timeless and with a sense of science-fiction futurism.

        Trees Speak’ seamlessly segue together all these musical elements into ‘Post-Human,’ a conceptually expansive album which follows on from their critically-acclaimed debut LP ‘Ohms,’ and the follow-up ‘Shadow Forms’ released on Soul Jazz Records less than six months ago.

        This powerful new album is a high-concept collage of retro-futurist science-fiction music, which is fantastically illustrated by a specially commissioned cover design by the artist Eric Lee, a dramatic vision of life after humanity.

        Trees Speak are Daniel Martin Diaz and Damian Diaz from Tucson, Arizona and their music often draws on the cosmic night-time magic of Arizona’s natural desert landscapes. ‘Trees Speak’ relates to the idea of future technologies storing information and data in trees and plants - using them as hard drives – and the idea that Trees communicate collectively.

        The album includes an INDIES ONLY exclusive bonus 45 single with two extra tracks ‘Machine Vision’ and ‘Seventh Mirror’ available with the vinyl edition of this amazing and ground-breaking new album.

        With ‘Post-Human,’ Trees Speak take the listener deep into their unique musical world of unknown visions of the past and the future.

        ABOUT Ohms: Album of the Month - Splintered Eye /50 Best albums 2020 - Pop Matters / Favourite albums 2020 -The Soap Company / Albums of the Year 2020 -Bear Tree Records / Independent Albums of the Year 2020-Love Records / Albums of the Year 2020-Concrete Islands

        ABOUT Shadow Forms: Records of the week-Drift / Album of the week-Resident / Album of the week-Norman / Records of the Year 2020 -South / Albums of the Year 2020 - Concrete Island / Albums of the month - Reveal / Albums of the Year 2020 -Piccadilly / Albums of the Year 2020-Buzzsaw / About Shadow forms / Records of the week-Drift / Album of the week-Resident / Album of the week-Norman / Records of the Year-South / Albums of the Year-Concrete Island / Albums of the month-Reveal / Albums of the Year-Piccadilly /Albums of the Year-Buzzsaw

        About Ohms:

        “This might well be the Dark Side of the Moon of the XXI century” Discogs


        • Trees Speak – Double Slit
        • Trees Speak – Glass
        • Trees Speak – Chamber of Frequencies
        • Trees Speak – Divided Light
        • Trees Speak – Elements of Matter
        • Trees Speak – Magic Transistor
        • Trees Speak – Scheinwelt
        • Trees Speak – PostHuman
        • Trees Speak – Synthesis
        • Trees Speak – X Zeit
        • Trees Speak – Incandescent Sun
        • Trees Speak – Healing Rods
        • Trees Speak – Steckdose
        • Trees Speak – Amnesia Transmitter
        • Trees Speak – Quantize Humanize
        • Trees Speak – Gläserner Mensch
        • Trees Speak – Machine Vision
        • Trees Speak – Hidden Machine
        Trees SpeakShadow FormsSoul Jazz Records

        Super-limited new 1000 copies special ox-blood red vinyl edition!

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        It's a big one ... Absolutely stunning second album from Trees Speak new on Soul Jazz Records.

        Trees Speak’s new album ‘Shadow Forms’ is a blend of 1970s German electronic and ‘motorik’ Krautrock instrumentals (think Harmonia, Can, Cluster, Popul Vuh, Neu!), haunting and powerful 1960s & 1970s soundtracks (think Italian prog-rock Goblin and John Carpenter horror movies, Morricone and existential John Barry spy movies), together with a New Nork no wave electronic synth and guitar analogue DIY-ness (think Suicide, anything on Soul Jazz’s New York Noise series or Eno's New York No Wave)!

        Trees Speak’ segue together all these elements into ‘Shadow Forms,’ which follows on from their critically-acclaimed debut LP ‘Ohms,’ released on Soul Jazz Records less than six months ago.

        Trees Speak are Daniel Martin Diaz and Damian Diaz from Tucson, Arizona and their music often draws on the cosmic night-time magic of Arizona’s natural desert landscapes. ‘Trees Speak’ relates to the idea of future technologies storing information and data in trees and plants - using them as hard drives – and the idea that Trees communicate collectively.

        Trees Speak - Shadow Forms:

        Records of the week-Drift/Album of the week-Resident/Album of the week-Norman/Records of the Year-South/Albums of the Year-Concrete Island/Albums of the month-Reveal/Albums of the Year-Piccadilly/Albums of the Year-Buzzsaw

        • Trees Speak – Large Array
        • Trees Speak – Tear Kisser
        • Trees Speak – Those Who Know
        • Trees Speak – Transforming
        • Trees Speak – Automat
        • Trees Speak – False Ego
        • Trees Speak – Communication
        • Trees Speak – Crystal System
        • Trees Speak – Agonize Signal
        • Trees Speak – Magick Knives
        • Trees Speak – Shadow Forms
        • Trees Speak – Outtake 3
        • Trees Speak – Transmitter
        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
        Marcia GriffithsFeel Like Jumping / Part 2Soul Jazz Records

        IN STOCK NOW!

        BRAND NEW LTD. EDN. 12" All-time Studio One party ANTHEM now available for the first time ever on loud 12" with version on the flip. 100% ESSENTIAL MONSTER TUNE - ROCKS ANY DANCEFLOOR!

        • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping
        • Dub Specialist – Feel Like Jumping Part 2
        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
        Studio One Rocksteady Got SoulSoul Jazz Records

        Back in stock!

        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.

        The album is a mix of classic tunes and rhythms alongside super-rarities that were released in a dazzlingly complex web of Studio One labels and issues, deftly navigated with new sleevenotes from author and Studio One authority Rob Chapman. But enough with the chatter, just spin the platter - these tunes rule the town, hands down!


        This Soul Jazz/Studio One album is released as deluxe gatefold double-vinyl + house inners + download code. Also as jewel case CD housed in card slipcase. Both formats come with full sleeve notes/discography and exclusive photography. (The album is also available digitally on day of release onwards)

        • Alton Ellis – It's True
        • The Heptones – You Turned Away
        • The Gladiators – Mr Sweet
        • 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
        • Alton Ellis – I'll Be Waiting
        • The Clarendonians – The Tables Gonna Turn
        • Ken Parker – When You're Gone
        • Sound Dimension – Traveling Home
        • Errol Dunkley – Get Up Now
        • John Holt – My Heart Is Gone
        • Freedom Singers and Larry Marshall – Monkey Man
        • The Ethiopians – Let The Light Shine
        • Im and David – Money Maker
        • The Viceroys – Lose and Gain
        Add N To X - On The Wires Of Our Nerves (Special Limited Edition RSD 2021 silver vinyl)Record Store Day Exclusive #4Soul Jazz Records

        Super special 20th anniversary SILVER vinyl!

        Incredibly inspired electronic retro-futurists who were so ahead of their time that they eventually imploded. This is a classic album!

        In the space of five short years (and as many albums) at the end of the 20th century Add N To X caused havoc with their unique retro-futurist electronic music. Add N To X’s musical intensity proved too much for the group who split up in 2002. Their album On The Wires of Our Nerves, complete with its classic cover image, recorded on Soul Jazz Records’ then new offshoot label Satellite Records, launched them into the spotlight and included two NME Singles of the Week ‘Black Regent’ and ‘King Wasp’. Over twenty years since it was first released and long out of print the album 'On The Wires of Our Nerves’ stands up one of the most forward-looking electronic albums of then and now.

        This classic album is released in a very limited one-off pressing transparent vinyl edition as an Record Store Day exclusive title

        • Add N To X – The Black Regent
        • Add N To X – Planet Munich
        • Add N To X – Nevermind
        • Add N To X – We Are Add N To X
        • Add N To X – Murmur One
        • Add N To X – Sound Of Accelerating Concrete
        • Add N To X – Gentle Germans
        • Add N To X – King Wasp
        • Add N To X – Orgy Of Bubastus
        • Add N To X – Grey Body, Green Gun
        • Add N To X – On The Wire Of Our Nerves
        • Add N To X – Hit Me
        • Add N To X – Sir Ape
        Steve Reid Ensemble feat. Kieran Hebden - Spirit Walk (Special Limited Edition black vinyl RSD 2021)Record Store Day Exclusive #5Soul Jazz Records

        LONG OUT OF PRINT One-off RSD 2021 special limited edition black vinyl

        "Steve Reid played with Sun Ra, knew Coltrane, played at Motown. I mean this is a guy who at 19 was playing drums with Fela Kuti in Africa. He is a musical genius. It’s a creative joy and honour to work with him."Kieran Hebden (Fourtet) After a number of groundbreaking live shows between Kieran Hebden (Fourtet) and legendary New York drummer Steve Reid, these two artists have embarked on two amazing new recording projects.

        The first release is the Steve Reid Ensemble (featuring Kieran Hebden) "Spirit Walk". This will be followed by a second album by Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid which will be released by Domino Records at the beginning of 2006. Both albums blend electronic experimentation within the frame-work of Steve Reid’s musical heritage. Gilles Peterson will be touring the UK in November alongside The Steve Reid Ensemble. An ardent fan of the music, Peterson has contributed the sleeve-notes to "Spirit Walk" along with another long-time musical admirer Val Wilmer. Steve Reid is a true pioneer of boundary-breaking music.

        This latest project/collaboration is a continuation of a musical path that stretches back to the late 1960s. A self-taught master jazz drummer Steve Reid played in Sun Ra’s Arkestra as well as being a session musician at both Motown Records (he plays on for instance Martha and The Vandella’s "Heatwave") and in James Brown’s in-house band at the legendary Harlem Apollo. In the mid-60s Reid went to West Africa, playing and learning the music of Ghana, Nigeria (playing with Fela Kuti), Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal. On returning to New York he joined Sun Ra’s The Science Myth Solar Arkestra.

        In 1968 as a conscientious objector to the Vietnam war he was sentenced to 4 years in prison where he then taught a Black history course to his fellow inmates. In the 1970’s Reid formed the Legendary Master Brotherhood as well as running his own record company, Mustevic Sound, which released a series of his albums (2 of which have earlier been released by Soul Jazz Records). In a career now spanning over 40 years Steve Reid has worked with artists such as Lester Bowie, Miles Davis, Charles Tyler, Arthur Blythe, Ornette Coleman, Gary Bartz, Chief Bey, Archie Shepp, Sam Rivers, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Leon Thomas and more. This new project is the latest part in Steve Reid’s musical odyssey.

        "A truly phenomenal artist. This is the album we've all been waiting a long time for. Steve Reid is steeped in musical history and yet this album has a modernity all of it's own." Gilles Peterson.

        • Steve Reid Ensemble – Lugano
        • Steve Reid Ensemble – Bridget
        • Steve Reid Ensemble – For Coltrane
        • Steve Reid Ensemble – Blind Tom
        • Steve Reid Ensemble – Which One?
        • Steve Reid Ensemble – Lions Of Juda
        • Steve Reid Ensemble – It Cannot Be True
        • Steve Reid Ensemble – Unity
        • Steve Reid Ensemble – Drum Story
        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
        • View full info and tracklisting
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        Steve ReidNova (1976)Soul Jazz Records

        New edition of this seminal album available as a 1000 copies edition only on new premium RED vinyl!

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        'A truly phenomenal artist.' GILLES PETERSON

        'Steve Reid is one of the greatest drummers. He is a musical genius' KIERAN HEBDEN (Four Tet)

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        As a radical jazz artist, Steve Reid played with an extraordinary group of artists – including Miles Davis, Sun Ra, Fela Kuti, James Brown, Ornette Coleman, Lester Bowie, Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean, Dionne Warwick, Archie Shepp, Chief Bey, Olatunji, Arthur Blythe, , Dextor Gordon, Gary Bartz, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sam Rivers, Leon Thomas, Lonnie Smith and Horace Silver!

        Reid was born in the South Bronx, and grew up in Queens, New York. He played in the house band at Harlem's Apollo Theatre, accompanying James Brown, as well as playing in Sun Ra's Arkestra. He lived next to John Coltrane, worked in a department store with Ornette Coleman, had a son who played drums with NWA. He began his career as a teenager in the 1960s as a drummer at Motown when he played on Martha and The Vandellas "Heatwave" (aged 14).

        At the end of the 1960s Reid was sentenced to four years in jail as a conscientious objector of the Vietnam war. On his release from prison in 1974, he formed the Legendary Master Brotherhood and started the independent record label, Mustevic Sound, to release his debut LP Nova in 1976. This album is released in its entirety and with full original cover art here. Nova was the first in a series of stunning independent records he released in the 1970s.

        At the start of the 21st century, his career took a new twist when Steve Reid began a successful collaboration with Kieran Hebden (Four Tet). Hebden referred to Reid as his ‘musical soul mate’, resulting in a number of joint albums.

        Steve Reid died in New York in 2010. Subsequently the Steve Reid Foundation was set up in his name, to help aspiring musicians and artists.

        • Steve Reid – Nova
        • Steve Reid – Lions Of Juda
        • Steve Reid – Free Spirits-Unknown
        • Steve Reid – Long Time Black
        • Steve Reid – Sixth House
        Arthur RussellThe World Of Arthur RussellSoul Jazz Records

        New fully remastered re-release of Soul Jazz Records’ ‘The World of Arthur Russell’, the seminal collection of Arthur Russell’s essential music back in print on awesome limited-edition heavy deluxe triple vinyl and deluxe CD edition.

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        This album brings together some of Russell’s best-loved and most accessible works including his wide-ranging music both solo and in groups including Dinosaur L (the essential ‘Go Bang’), Loose Joints (the equally classic ‘Is It All Over My Face’) as well as rarities such as the 7” only ‘Pop Your Funk’, Indian Ocean’s ‘Schoolbell/Treehouse’, Lola’s ‘Wax The Van’ and more.

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        “Arthur Russell fused the avant-garde with disco and sounds like nothing else on earth.” The GUARDIAN

        “Russell is the great enigma of the New York music scene” THE WIRE

        “Simply one of the best compilations of this or any year.” RECORD COLLECTOR

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        Arthur Russell’s music effortlessly crossed musical boundaries making it timeless. His dance music credentials are faultless and this collection features mixes from Larry Levan, Françcois Kervorkian and Walter Gibbons. Similarly, his song-writing, musicality and performance skills are equally cherished as composer Philip Glass wrote, ‘this was a guy who could sit down with a cello and sing with it in a way that no one on earth has ever done before or will do again.’

        When Soul Jazz Records’ The World of Arthur Russell first came out in 2003, Russell’s music had slipped into near obscurity. Nearly 18 years later there are over a dozen releases of his music, reissues of his original albums and more. ‘The World of Arthur Russell’ is the classic first collection of his work available once more.

        • Dinosuar L – Go Bang (Francois K Mix)
        • Lola – Wax The Van
        • Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face (Larry Levan Mix)
        • Arthur Russell – Keeping Up
        • Arthur Russell – In The Light Of The Miracle
        • Arthur Russell – A Little Lost
        • Loose Joints – Pop Your Funk
        • Arthur Russell – Lets Go Swimming (Walter Gibbons Mix)
        • Dinosuar L – In The Cornbelt (Larry Levan Mix)
        • Arthur Russell – Treehouse
        • Indian Ocean – Schoolbell/Treehouse (Walter Gibbons Mix)
        Two Synths, A Guitar (And) A Drum Machine - Soul Jazz Records #1 Post Punk DanceSoul Jazz Records

        OUT NOW!

        Soul Jazz Records new ‘Two Synths, A Guitar (and) A Drum Machine’ is a new collection of current D-I-Y post-punk bands shaped by the mutant sounds of no wave, punk funk and New York Noise bands from the late 70s and early 80s that collided with the world of underground dance music found at the Paradise Garage, Mudd Club in New York City (ESG, Arthur Russell, Bush Tetras, Talking Heads, Suicide, Liquid Liquid).

        Other influences cited here include Manchester and Sheffield’s industrial post-punk sounds of the 1980s (Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Gang of Four) as well as the 1970s German electronic experimentalism of Cluster, Neu!, Harmonia and Can.

        Featured artists from around the globe include Los Angeles D-I-Y band Automatic, New Fries from Toronto, artist/music collaborators Toresch from Germany, Susumu Makai from Japan/UK, Vex Ruffin from the Phillipines/California and Madmadmad, Gramme, Tom of England and other UK groups

        That all the bands featured here manage to make distinctive contemporary music out of these 80s roots is testament to the wide range of other musics that are seamlessly absorbed into a modern melting pot of sound – hip-hop, the electronic European avant-garde, rave culture, and more.

        The double vinyl comes in two editions:

        1) Limited edition indies EXCLUSIVE heavyweight green double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.

        2) Limited edition heavyweight black double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.

        The album is also available as a CD and digital release

        • Automatic – Too Much Money
        • Zongamin – Underwater Paramid
        • New Fries – Lily
        • Vex Ruffin & Fab 5 Freddy – The Balance
        • Ixna – Somebody Said
        • Leroy Duncann – Dream River
        • Tom Of England – Neon Green
        • Toresch – Tocar
        • Becker & Mukai – La Rivière des Perles
        • Gramme – Discolovers
        • Niagara – Ida
        • Charles Manier – Sift Through Art Collecting People
        • Black Deer – Baseball Shorts
        • Madmadmad – Hot Disco
        • Wino D – Untitled
        Cuba: Music and Revolution - Compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Records

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        REVIEWS:

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

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

        "Priceless comp goes beyond Buena Vista" UNCUT

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

        • Grupo Irakere – Chequere Son
        • Conjunto Rumbavana – El Son Del Campeon
        • Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Mi Ritmo Caliente
        • Grupo Monumental – Mi Son Caridad
        • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Sondeando
        • Las D'Aida – Con Cadencia y Con Dulzura
        • Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Y No Le Conviene
        • Pablo Milanés – Te Quiero Porque Te Quiero
        • Emíliano Salvador – Luna Wanestain
        • Los Reyes 73 – Un Lamento Hecho Cancion
        • Eduardo Ramos – Vocación Revolución
        • Grupo Mounmental – Hasta Las Cuantas
        • Los 5 U 4 – Solo Esta Musica
        • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Canción Con Todos
        • Orquesta Los Van Van – Yo Se Que Van Van
        • Grupo Monumental – Nadie Se Siente Cansado
        • Orquesta Ritmo Oriental – Maria, Baila El Son
        • Juan Pablo Torres y Algo Nuevo – Rompe Cocorioco
        • Los Reyes 73 – Grandes Amigos
        • Paquito D'Rivera – La Patica
        • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Grifo
        • Raúl Gómez – Dacapo
        • Grupo Irakere – Juana 1600
        • 1. Grupo Irakere – Chequere Son
        • 2. Conjunto Rumbavana – El Son Del Campeon
        • 3. Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Mi Ritmo Caliente
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        X - XNo Nonsense/Approaching The Minimal With Spray GunsSoul Jazz Records

        Cleveland punk at it's rawest and finest! John Morton's X - X (x blank x) - intense punk from the electric eels founder. Released here with Morton's own stunning artwork in this bespoke exact reproduction Punk 45, originally came out on Drome Records in 1980. The bomb!

        • – No Nonsense
        • – Approaching The Minimal With Spray Guns
        Studio One Rockers (Black vinyl edition)Soul Jazz Records

        Owned and founded by Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, Studio One's output serves as a comprehensive guide to the history of Reggae music. The music on Studio One Rockers covers all areas of Reggae such as Ska, Rocksteady, Roots and Dancehall, all areas in which Studio One led the field.


        Studio One Rockers features many legendary Studio One tracks brought together for the first time by Soul Jazz Records. From the beginning of Reggae, when the Skatalites developed a new sound of Ska in 1962 up until today, Studio One has been the number one innovator in Jamaican music.


        Included in this compilation are classic Ska tracks ("Phoenix City"), Rocksteady ("Feel Like Jumping"), Roots music ("Truth and Rights"), Dancehall (Freddy McGregor, Michigan and Smiley) and many more.


        Featured here are many of the classic tracks from Studio One. From Dawn Penn's legendary "No, No, No" to classics such as Horace Andy's "Skylarking" and Marcia Griffith's "Feel Like Jumping".


        The Coxsone Soundsystem in the early 60s was one of the three main soundsystems operating in Jamaica alongside his competitors, Prince Buster and Duke Reid. The Studio One catalogue is possibly the largest in Jamaican music and this release is the first in a series of Studio One compilations on Soul Jazz Records.


        This album comes with an in depth interview with Mr C.S. Dodd, about how he set up and ran his record label in the 1960s and 1970s.


        "Compilation of the month. 100% Essential" SEVEN "Compilation of the month. A compilation of unbelievable quality. Awesome" MUZIK "A who's who of Jamaican music" MUSICWEEK "An essential slice of musical history" WAX "The most credible compilation of reggae you can 

        • Sound Dimension – Real Rock
        • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping
        • Freddy Mcgregor – Bobby Babylon
        • Horace Andy – Skylarking
        • Lennie Hibbert – Village Soul
        • Brentford All-Stars – Greedy G
        • Johnny Osbourne – Truth And Rights
        • Ernest Ranglin – Surfin
        • Michigan & Smiley – Eye Of Danger
        • Dawn Penn – No, No, No
        • The Skatalites – Phoenix City
        • Prince Jazzbo – Crabwalking
        • Jackie Mittoo – Hot Milk
        • Lone Ranger – Badder Dan Dem
        • Cedric Brooks – Ethiopia
        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.

        Deutsche Elektronische 4 includes a wealth of German electronic experimental artists – the seminal pioneering group Harmonia (Roedelius, Moebius and Michael Rother), avant-garde guru Conrad Schnitzler as well as lesser known synthetic artists such as Klauss Weiss, Deutsche Wertarbeit, E.M.A.K. (Electronische Musik Aus Koln), Gunter Schickert and others.

        Finally, the album also features an array of heavy and progressive German cosmic rock groups – Dzyan, Virus and the amazing Turkish/German tripped out sound of Alex’s ‘Patella Black’, recorded at Can’s Inner Space in 1973, produced by Holger Czukay and Jackie Liebezeit.

        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.

        • Alex – Patella Black
        • Klaus Weiss – Driving Sequences
        • Can – I'm So Green
        • Agitation Free – Laila, Part II
        • Deutsche Wertarbeit – Guten Abend, Leute
        • Amon Düül II – Wolf City
        • Michael Rother – Flammende Herzen
        • Klaus Weiss – Pink Sails
        • Virus – My Strand-Eyed Girl
        • Conrad Schnitzler – Ballet Statique
        • Kalacakra – Nearby Shiras
        • EMAK – Tanz In Den Himmel
        • Et Cetera – Mellodrama 2a
        • Between – Triumphzug Kaiser Maximilian I
        • Roedelius – Halmharfe
        • Dzyan – Dragonsong
        • Harmonia – Deluxe (Immer Wieder)
        • Günter Schickert – Suleika
        • Witthüser & Westrupp – Schöpfung (1. Mose 1)
        Enrique Rodriguez and The Negra Chiway BandFase LiminalSoul Jazz Records

        Powerful new spiritual jazz from Chile on Soul Jazz Records!

        This album comes as a very limited one-off unique pressing of 1000-edition vinyl, limited editon CD and digital release.

        Enrique Rodríguez and the Negra Chiway Band group have an instantly powerful and unique sound that is reminiscent of the ensembles of Sun Ra and his Arkestra as well as Horace Tapscott and his Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, one that channels the righteous spirits of Alice Coltrane, John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp and McCoy Tyner together with a stunning Latin rhythmical and new consciousness and percussive energy. Added to this are elements of the Samurai film soundtracks of Akira Kurosawa, Popol Vuh’s musical spirituality (especially their work with film director Werner Herzog), Tibetan Buddhism and over-blowing chants, that all combine to give a truly unique new sound.

        Enrique Rodríguez is a composer, percussionist, keyboardist, and producer from Santiago, Chile, whose work shows many similarities with the music featured on Soul Jazz Records’ recent collection ‘Kaleidoscope - New Spirts Known and Unknown’, featuring new forward-looking jazz artists including Mathew Halsall, Theon Cross, Emma-Jean Thackray and Makaya McCraven.

        Like all these artists, Rodríguez’s work is a progressive and experimental fusion of earlier influences that combine into a new and definitely 21st century ground-breaking sound that, on account of its South American setting, give the group its truly unique feeling. Hypnotic modal piano riffs, powerful brass and flutes, an army of Latin percussion instruments, and addictive vocal chants all combine in this powerful mix of radical 60s Afro-centric jazz, eastern spirituality and cosmology, and Latin American rhythmical movement.

        Awesome!

        • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Dónde ?
        • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Descenso
        • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Vindakalla-Welukan (Autoconfrontación)
        • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – No Quiero Seguir Así
        • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Acabar de Conocerse
        • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Paso Firme
        • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Dónde ? (Alternate Take)
        • 1. Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Dónde ?
        • 2. Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Descenso
        • 3. Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Vindakalla-Welukan (Autoconfrontación)
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        Brazil Funk Power - Brazilian Funk & Samba SoulLimited Edition Record Store Day 7" BoxsetSoul Jazz Records

        IN STOCK - Get it while u can!

        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.

        This release is the 2nd of Soul Jazz Records 3 Record Store Day 2020 titles and is an exclusive one-off pressing, limited-edition collectors seven-inch box set, which will be deleted on the day of release.

        This release features some of the funkiest Brazilian music ever made - music by Jorge Ben, Banda Black Rio, Tim Maia, Toni Tornado, Cassiano performing some of the best tunes ever to come out of Brazil!

        Classics from the superb 70s Afro-Brazilian Funk & Soul era of Brazil’s own Black Power Movement (‘Movimento Negro’) sit alongside a dancefloor-heavy selection of Samba Soul and Boogie, Afro-percussive Brazilian funk and more!

        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
        • Brasil Ritmo – Novo Dia
        • Azymuth – Manha
        • Donato & Deodato – Whistle Stop
        • Tim Maia – Gostava Tanto De Voce
        • Jorge Ben – Taj Mahal
        • Cassiano – Onda
        • Luiz Gonzaga Jr – O Comeco Da Festa
        • Novos Baianos – Tinindo Trincando
        • Dom Um Romao – Kitchen (Cosinha)

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        In the 1970s, Clement Dodd’s legendary Studio One Records went through an amazing period of re-birth working with new artists such as Willie Williams, Lone Ranger, Michigan and Smiley, Horace Andy as well as continuing to work with classic artists such as Alton Ellis, Freddie McGregor, etc. 

        Re-versioning classic Studio One rhythms became the order of the day in the 1970s, not just with Studio One boss Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd, but with every Jamaican producer of note employing their own in-house musicians to copy the music emanating from Brentford Road. 

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        Studio One Rockers (Black vinyl edition)Soul Jazz Records

        Owned and founded by Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, Studio One's output serves as a comprehensive guide to the history of Reggae music. The music on Studio One Rockers covers all areas of Reggae such as Ska, Rocksteady, Roots and Dancehall, all areas in which Studio One led the field.


        Studio One Rockers features many legendary Studio One tracks brought together for the first time by Soul Jazz Records. From the beginning of Reggae, when the Skatalites developed a new sound of Ska in 1962 up until today, Studio One has been the number one innovator in Jamaican music.


        Included in this compilation are classic Ska tracks ("Phoenix City"), Rocksteady ("Feel Like Jumping"), Roots music ("Truth and Rights"), Dancehall (Freddy McGregor, Michigan and Smiley) and many more.


        Featured here are many of the classic tracks from Studio One. From Dawn Penn's legendary "No, No, No" to classics such as Horace Andy's "Skylarking" and Marcia Griffith's "Feel Like Jumping".


        The Coxsone Soundsystem in the early 60s was one of the three main soundsystems operating in Jamaica alongside his competitors, Prince Buster and Duke Reid. The Studio One catalogue is possibly the largest in Jamaican music and this release is the first in a series of Studio One compilations on Soul Jazz Records.


        This album comes with an in depth interview with Mr C.S. Dodd, about how he set up and ran his record label in the 1960s and 1970s.


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        • Sound Dimension – Real Rock
        • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping
        • Freddy Mcgregor – Bobby Babylon
        • Horace Andy – Skylarking
        • Lennie Hibbert – Village Soul
        • Brentford All-Stars – Greedy G
        • Johnny Osbourne – Truth And Rights
        • Ernest Ranglin – Surfin
        • Michigan & Smiley – Eye Of Danger
        • Dawn Penn – No, No, No
        • The Skatalites – Phoenix City
        • Prince Jazzbo – Crabwalking
        • Jackie Mittoo – Hot Milk
        • Lone Ranger – Badder Dan Dem
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        Studio One Lovers RockSoul Jazz Records

        Soul Jazz Records new Studio One album is a fantastic selection featuring all-star legendary Studio One vocalists – Alton Ellis, Marcia Griffiths, The Heptones, Horace Andy, Freddie McGregor, Sugar Minott – alongside a host of classic and super-rare Lovers Rock cuts all of which Clement Dodd recorded at the Brentford Road studio.

        Lovers rock brought together many elements and here you will find sweet harmonies, late 1960s rocksteady, 1970s soul covers, discomixes, recuts and new rhythms – which all fit together in a timeless twilight of love & harmony – as if lovers silhouetted by a Kingston sunset.

        Here you will find stone-cold classic Studio One tunes – Marcia Griffiths ‘Truly’, Horace Andy’s I’ll Be Gone super-rare cuts like Carlton and The Shoes killer 70s versions of Never Give Your Heart Away and Let Me Love You (vocal cut to Jackie Mittoo’s mighty Wall Street), The Invaders sweet lovers rocksteady bomb ‘Sweet Soul Rocking’ (currently for sale at £2,500 on discogs!) and many more!

        This new album comes with sleevenotes by Lloyd Bradley, the acclaimed author of Bass Culture, Sounds Like London and Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music. The album is pressed on heavyweight double gatefold vinyl (+ free download), deluxe slipcase CD and digital.

        • Alton Ellis – Tumbling Tears (12" Discomix)
        • The Heptones – I Hold The Handle
        • Carlton and The Shoes – Never Give Your Heart Away (70s 12" Version)
        • The Minstrels – Yours Until Tomorrow
        • Jerry Jones – Oh Me Oh My
        • Horace Andy – I'll Be Gone
        • Carlton and The Shoes – Let Me Love You (12" Discomix)
        • The Invaders – Soulful Music
        • Sugar Minott – Ghetto Girl
        • Marcia Griffiths – Truly
        • Devon Russell – My Woman's Love
        • Billy Cole – Rock All Night
        • Freddie McGregor – I Don't Know
        • Cornel Campbell – Didn't I
        • Horace Andy – Wanna Be Free
        • The Heptones – My Ting A Ling (12" Discomix)
        • Alton Ellis – Someone (Extended Mix)
        • The Righteous Flames – I Was Born To Be Loved
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        Studio One DJ PartySoul Jazz Records

        Soul Jazz Records’ new Studio One DJ Party is the latest instalment from the mighty Studio One Records catalogue, a wicked new collection of the finest DJs and toasters ever to inhabit the world of reggae – seminal Jamaican artists including Prince Jazzbo, Dillinger, Dennis Alcapone, Michigan & Smiley, Lone Ranger as well as a host of lesser known artists and rare cuts from Studio One.

        From the earliest days when Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd ran his Downbeat soundsystem up and down the length of Jamaica, DJs and toasters such as King Stitt and Count Machukie were always a part of the sound of Studio One, introducing new records and exciting audiences with catchphrase lines such as:

        “No matter what the people say these sounds lead the way

        It's the order of the day from your boss deejay” King Stitt

        So when DJ emerged as a distinct reggae style at the start of the 1970s, Studio One was, as always, way ahead of their competitors. Legendary artists of the calibre of Dillinger, Dennis Alcapone and Prince Jazzbo all queued up to record for the equally legendary label.

        At the end of the 1970s, as dancehall exploded onto the island, Clement Dodd was once again able to maintain Studio One’s position on the throne as the number one sound in the Jamaica, fighting off upstart competitors such as Channel One and Joe Gibbs who tried to replicate Studio One’s unique sound. During this period Clement Dodd released a series of stunning dancehall releases from young DJ/dancehall artists at the label including Lone Ranger and Michigan & Smiley.

        This selection spans the early 70s up until the mid-1980s, from the earliest days of deejay toasting right up until digital dancehall, ground-breaking tracks over the finest selection of the ultimate Studio One rhythms and tracks. Who could ask for more?

        Studio One DJ Party includes specially commissioned sleevenotes by Chris Lane, founder of the legendary British reggae label Fashion Records, as well as fantastic original artwork commissioned by the illustrator Ski Williams. The album is released as double heavyweight vinyl (+download code), and distinctive Soul Jazz Records CD with slipcase.

        • Screechie Dan – We A Don
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        • Dennis Alcapone – Riddle I This
        • Kentrus – It A Fi Bun
        • Lone Ranger – Apprentice Dentist
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        • Mad Roy – Universal Love
        • King Sporty – Choice Of Music
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        "Soul Jazz’s excellent collection… even without the history, the importance, and the ins and outs, this music isn’t as much of an intellectual pursuit as it is a pleasure in every note… tremendously tight vocal arrangements… just chock full of creativity, developing a unique sound in every single." Pitchfork

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        "Songs of love and lust had never channelled such a rich slice of cultural and social life as here" Wire Magazine

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        Studio One IronsidesSoul Jazz Records

        Soul Jazz Records continues to dig deeper into the vaults of the mighty Studio One, the most important record label in the history of Reggae music.

        Founded by legendary producer Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd and famously dubbed 'the university of Reggae' by Chris Blackwell, Studio One is the Reggae equivalent of Motown - launching and establishing the careers of countless Reggae artists - everyone from Bob Marley to The Skatalites.

        This new instalment features many classic Studio One cuts alongside a heavy dose of superb rarities and spans all eras - everything from classic ska and rocksteady  to the deepest roots, heaviest dub and dancehall roots.

        As ever the album includes an incredible line-up of only the finest reggae artists - The Skatalites, Freddie McGregor, Alton Ellis, The Gladiators, Johnny Osbourne, Cornell Campbell, Dennis Alcapone, Prince Jazzbo, Lone Ranger - all of whom made their names at Studio One.

        Studio One Ironsides refers back to a time in the 1960s and 1970s when Clement Dodd was at the height of his powers, releasing so much amazing music that Studio One had to invent new label names to trick radio DJs, wary of playing too much music from the legendary studio, into playing records. These creatively titled new label names included Ironsides, Money Disc, ND Records, BongoMan, Forward and more.

        The large accompanying booklet contains extensive text from reggae historian Noel Hawks, interesting information on each track and label scans.

        Soul Jazz Records' Studio One Ironsides is released in CD- jewel case, 24-page booklet with card slipcase, as well as a heavyweight double-vinyl edition in deluxe strong gatefold sleeve (with full sleeve notes) and also as a digital download.

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        100% Dynamite (New Edition)Soul Jazz Records

        This is the new digitally remastered expanded edition of Soul Jazz Records’ biggest ever selling reggae release, 100% Dynamite: Ska, Soul, Rocksteady and Funk in Jamaica.

        If you didn't get it the first time now's your chance to find out where it all began - all killer no filler!. If you did and wore it out get it now with bonus tracks and free download code!

        Since the album’s original release nearly twenty years ago, 100% Dynamite has become a cornerstone of funky reggae music: Eighteen killer tracks that show the influence that American Jazz, Funk and Soul music had on Jamaican Reggae.

        100% Dynamite features come serious Jamaican funk by Jackie Mittoo, The Upsetters and Toots & The Maytals, the cream of Jamaica's jazz musicians such as Tommy McCook, Cedric Brooks and Lennie Hibbert. Also included here are heavyweight Reggae versions to Soul classics by Marlena Shaw’s ‘Woman of the Ghetto’, Aretha Franklin’s ‘Rocksteady’, Syl Johnson’s ‘Is It Because I’m Black’, William DeVaughan’s seminal ‘Be Thankful’ and more.

        100% Dynamite also features revolutionary tunes such as Johnny Osbourne’s ‘We Need Love, Sound Dimension’s ‘Drum Song’ and Lloyd Robinson’s ‘Cuss Cuss’, songs that helped define a unique sound for Jamaican music in the sixties and seventies.

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        This new expanded edition features seminal tracks from the greatest Jamaican producers – Clement Dodd, Lee Perry, Winston Riley (Techniques) and many more.

        The album is available as CD, heavyweight double vinyl (+download), plus digital.

        ORIGINAL REVIEWS

        "Compilation of the month" MUZIK

        "Brilliant" TIME OUT

        "Album of the week" MIXMAG

        "Compilation of the f***ing year" MELODY MAKER

        "Buy this excellent compilation immediately" MOJO

        "I think there’s a good argument to be made for 100% and 300% Dynamite records - along with Dave Godin’s Deep Soul Treasures (Taken From The Vaults) – Vol 1 & 2, Motown Chartbusters Vol. 3 and Blue Note: Blue Juice Vol. One - being among the finest compilations ever assembled. Anyone who has never heard Sister Nancy’s ‘Bam Bam’ or the Brentford Allstars' 'Greedy G' needs to remedy that situation straight away and anyone who is tired of hearing Althea & Donna’s ‘Uptown Top Ranking’, Willie Williams' 'Armageddon Time' and Wayne Smith’s ‘Under Me Sleng Teng’ needs to have a word with themselves anyway." THE QUIETUS

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        Studio One Story (Vinyl album only edition)Soul Jazz Records

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        Soul Jazz Records’ feature-length documentary/CD/Book ‘Studio One Story’ is being re-released on 1 August 2011, and is also available for the first time as a stand alone DVD.
        The DVD is being issued as a prelude to the forthcoming deluxe-hardback book ‘Original Cover Art of Studio One Records’ released this autumn by Soul Jazz Records as well as a new Studio One album compilation on Soul Jazz to coincide with the new book.


        Studio One Story is a documentary this is both a staggering slice of musical history and a definitive guide to Studio One, Jamaica’s greatest ever record company, and its legendary founder, Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd. ‘Studio One Story’ was filmed in 2002, two years before the death of the legendary Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd, a man famously reticent of being interviewed - until the making of this film. Described by Chris Blackwell as the Motown of Jamaica, or ‘The University of Reggae’, Studio One is where the careers of literally hundreds of reggae artists began: Bob Marley and the Wailers, Alton Ellis, The Heptones, Ken Boothe, The Skatalites, Burning Spear and Sugar Minott, to name but a few! Studio One is the ‘foundation’ label of Jamaican Reggae and Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd is seen by many as its father.

        One and a half years in the making, Studio One Story is a truly unique documentary in which the late Clement Dodd gave unprecedented personal access to tell the previously untold story of how he and the many artists and musicians at Studio One literally shaped the rise of Reggae music from the 1950s onwards through to the late 1970s. This is the true story of reggae music and its Jamaican roots told from the inside: From the rise of Kington’s sound systems in the 1940s and 1950s, through to the evolution of a Jamaican music industry (and Studio One’s dominance) in the 1960s and the worldwide success of reggae in the 1970s.

        The 4 hour documentary (including over an hour of extras) was filmed on location in Kingston, Jamaica and features interviews with Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Sugar Minott, Denis Alcapone, The Ethiopians, Sylvan Morris, Johnny Moore, Lone Ranger, King Stitt and many others. The DVD also includes rare footage of The Skatalites, Jackie Mittoo, Count Ossie, Marcia Griffiths and others. As well as the stand-alone DVD, Soul Jazz Records are reissuing the original (DVD +CD+Book) original box set.


        IF YOU ARE ORDERING THIS PLEASE CHECK IF YOU NEED NTSC (AMERICA, JAPAN, ETC) OR PAL (EUROPE, AUSTRALIA, ETC).
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        REVIEWS
        ‘Studio One was Jamaica’s Motown. This documentary brings it brilliantly to life.’ The Telegraph ‘The history of Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd’s legendary Jamaica studio is fantastically told through interviews, copious amounts of music and historical footage and more.’ Uncut ‘Studio One Story is no mere historical document; it is a map that will lead you directly to a massive seam, endlessly mineable, of musical gold’ The Observer ‘A fascinating documentary’ The Telegraph
        ‘Compulsive viewing for anyone with an interest in Reggae’ The Wire

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        Studio One ScorcherSoul Jazz Records

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        REVIEWS:

        " sheer volume of output from Studio One is astonishing, combined with the fact that the quality of the recordings never seem to diminish. These instrumentals touch on ska, rocksteady, dub, and begin to hint at the reggae sound of the late '70s. Each instrumental is perfect and has the feel that it could hardly be improved upon. Soul Jazz has once again put together a wonderfully rounded collection of music from Studio One". All Music

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        • Brentford Road All Stars – Last Call
        • Soul Defenders – Still Calling
        • Karl Bryan & Count Ossie – Black Up
        • 1. The Skatalites – Coconut Rock
        • 2. Cedric Im Brooks & The Sound Dimension – Mun-Dun-Gu
        • 3. Tommy Mccook, Richard Ace, The Skatalites & Disco Height – Shockers Rock
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        Studio One Soul 2Soul Jazz Records

        BACK IN PRINT!!!!!!! 2xLP now with bonus download code!

        Studio One Soul 2 is the long awaited second volume of one of the largest selling Soul Jazz/Studio One titles, Studio One Soul.

        Studio One Soul 2 takes us further into Jamaican music’s fascination with American Soul and Funk music. Featuring a host of classic Reggae artists – Horace Andy, The Heptones, Ken Boothe, Jackie Mittoo, Jacob Miller and many more covering equally classic American Soul and Funk tunes by the likes of Curtis Mayfield, The Five Stairsteps, Marvin Gaye, The Stylistics, Lee Dorsey, Al Green and Syl Johnson.

        Studio One Soul 2 will appeal as much as an introduction to classic reggae as to connoisseurs and is another essential Studio One release. This selection features a mixture of classics, super-rare and unreleased tracks from Studio One, few of which have ever been on CD - all lovingly digitally re-mastered for this release. The vinyl edition also comes on super-loud double vinyl.

        REVIEWS

        "90% of the reggae music I own is contained on a handful of compilation albums from the phenomenal Soul Jazz Records stable. After eulogizing Morgan Khan’s Street Sounds series in my last post, I would have to add that Soul Jazz have done what Khan did for electro for reggae, by doing the hard work for the listener and releasing one quality compilation after another, all packed with the finest reggae songs around." WHITE NOISE

        "Studio One was modeled on the record labels that had their own crack studio house bands, labels and studios like Stax in Memphis, Motown in Detroit, Muscle Shoals in Alabama and Criteria in Florida, so it was natural that at Studio One versions of some of the most influential soul records would be reworked in a Jamaican idiom for playing on the powerful sound systems" SOUNDS STAGE

        • Jacob Miller – Westbound Train
        • Hortense Ellis – People Make The World Go Round
        • Horace Andy – Ain't No Sunshine
        • Soul Vendors – Swing Easy
        • The Heptones – Choice Of Colours
        • Jackie Mittoo & The Brentford Disco Set – Choice Of Music Part 2
        • Prinze Jazzbo – Fool For Love
        • Cornell Campbell – Ten To One
        • Winston Francis – Don't Change
        • Jackie Mittoo – Jumping Jehosophat
        • Tony Gregory – Get Out Of My Life Woman
        • Dub Specialist – Darker Block
        • Little Joe – Red Robe
        • Devon Russell – Make Me Beleive In You
        • Jerry Jones – Compared To What
        • Ken Boothe – Thinking
        • Anthony Creary – Land Call Africa
        • Jackie Mittoo – Fancy Pants
        Studio One GroupsSoul Jazz Records

        BACK IN PRINT!!!!!!! 2xLP now with bonus download code!

        Studio One Groups is the latest Soul Jazz/Studio One Records release featuring legendary groups from the foundation label of Reggae. Bob Marley and The Wailers, Toots and the Maytals, The Heptones –just three of Reggae’s greatest groups who all started at Clement Dodd’s Studio One Records, “ The University of Reggae”.

        Studio One Groups brings together classic artists alongside lesser-known artists and covers Studio One’s musical output from the 1960s and 70s featuring Ska, Roots, Rocksteady, Dub and more. Clement Dodd’s role in launching and nurturing Reggae groups/singers is unsurpassed. Launching Bob Marley and The Wailers career also meant that Dodd both housed Marley in a flat at Studio One, and employed him to check new American 45s that came out for Studio One artists to cover. 

        From vocal training under luminaries such as Horace Andy and Larry Marshall, to musical education (Leroy Sibbles, lead vocalist with the Heptones, became the key in-house bass player after being taught from scratch by Jackie Mittoo), Studio One’s success was due to Clement Dodd’s ability to see talent, surround himself with it and nurture artists. 

        Careers were launched from even minor roles at Studio One such as Lee Perry (from handyman to singer and producer), Prince Buster (from security to singer and producer), and so forth. Studio One Groups are at the heart of the labels success. The sweet three-part harmonies, so close to the heart of Jamaican music, can be heard throughout every stylistic change of Reggae music – Ska, Rocksteady, Roots and beyond, all featured here. 

        Heavyweight 2xLP + download code.The CD album also comes with exellent sleeve-notes by Rob Chapman, author of the acclaimed Studio One discography, Never Grow Old

        REVIEWS:

        "The Soul Jazz label once again proves how smart they are with excellent Studio One Groups, an almost overwhelming set of killer cuts from bands and singing groups affiliated with Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's "University of Reggae." There's an amazing, deep history to be explored and even when you focus on just the groups, one disc isn't enough to tell the whole story, but this collection functions as both a killer mixtape and exciting introduction for novices." All Music

        "Bob Marley and the Wailers, Toots and the Maytals, the Heptones - just three of reggae's greatest groups who all started at Clement Dodd's Studio One records" Rough Trade

        • The Wailing Souls – Mr Fire Coal Man
        • Righteous Flames – Solid Foundation
        • The Gaylads – Give A Helping Hand
        • The Bassies – Things A Come Up To Bump
        • The Mad Lads – You Will Never Know
        • The Clarendonians – You Can't Be Happy
        • The Consumates – What Is It
        • Carlton and His Shoes – Happy Land
        • The Viceroys – The Struggle
        • The Maytals – I'll Never Grow Old
        • The Heptones – Get in The Groove
        • The Royals – Pick Up the Pieces
        • The Gladiators – Jah Jah Go Before Us
        • Bob Marley and The Wailers – Love & Affection
        • The Stingers – Down Presser International
        • The Cables – Baby Why
        • The Ethiopians – Owe Me No Pay Me
        • The Purpleites – The Pressure Is On
        • The Silvertones – Cheating and Lying
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        Dancehall (2017 edition)Soul Jazz Records

        Soul Jazz Records are releasing this new 10th anniversary 2017 edition of their classic album  ‘Dancehall – The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture’. This long-out-of-print collection is now available as a triple-vinyl edition and double CD pack.

        The album is a lightning-flash collection of all-time classic and definitive dancehall classics as well as a stellar selection of more obscure tracks. Featuring Yellowman, Tenor Saw, Sister Nancy, Ini Kamoze, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Michigan & Smiley, Super Cat, Cutty Ranks, Eek-A-Mouse, Gregory Isaacs and more, this album features non-stop floor-filling party tune rockers throughout!

        Dancehall is released to coincide with the new 2017 edition of the stunning 400+ photos deluxe coffee table book ‘Dancehall – The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture’, featuring Beth Lesser’s amazing Dancehall photography (also newly published by Soul Jazz Records). This book has become the definitive cultural reference book for Jamaican dancehall and features hundreds of killer photographs, extensive text and interviews with many of the artists.

        ‘A vibrant anthology of all that mattered: the sound systems, studios, producers, singers and deejays.’  The Guardian

        • Yellowman – Bam Bam
        • Tenor Saw – Pumpkin Belly
        • Reggie Stepper – Cu Oonuh
        • Chaka Demus and Pliers – Murder She Wrote
        • Pinchers – Agony
        • Michigan & Smiley – Diseases
        • Ini Kamoze – World A Music
        • Junior Murvin – Cool Out Son
        • General Echo – Arleen
        • Cornel Campbell – Boxing
        • Cutty Ranks – Chop Chop
        • Lone Ranger – M16
        • Super Cat – Trash and Ready
        • Gregory Isaacs – Soon Forward
        • Jacob Miller & Trinity – I'm Just A Dread / One Shot
        • Eek A Mouse – Wa Do Dem
        • Sister Nancy – Only Woman DJ With Degree
        • Trinity – Uptown Girl
        • General Echo – Track Shoes
        • Cornel Campbell – Mash You Down
        • Horace Ferguson – Sensi Addict
        • Clint Eastwood – Jump and Pawn
        Sound DimensionMojo Rocksteady BeatSoul Jazz Records
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        Compilation of classic recordings from the heaviest group in the history of reggae!
         
         Sound Dimension have recorded some of the most important songs in reggae music; songs such as 'Real Rock,' 'Drum Song,' 'Heavy Rock,' 'Rockfort Rock,' 'In Cold Blood' -- all classic songs that have become the 'foundation' of reggae music, endlessly versioned and re-versioned by Jamaican artists since the time they were first recorded to the present day.
         
         As the in-house band at Studio One in the late 1960s, Sound Dimension played alongside everyone from The Heptones, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths and more.
         
        Similar to their U.S. counterparts, The Funk Brothers at Motown and Booker T. and The MGs at Stax, Sound Dimension recorded on a daily basis incredibly catchy and funky tunes and matched by a seamless musicality.
         
         Featuring musicians of the calibre of Ernest Ranglin, Jackie Mittoo, Eric Frater, Leroy Sibbles, Don Drummond Jr., Deadley Headley and more; Sound Dimension existed from around 1967-70 and all the recordings featured here were originally released during this period.

        REVIEWS:

        "A juicy compilation that does justice to the forgotten of the history of reggae." LES INROCKS

        "Since copyright laws were virtually non-existent in Jamaica for most of the 20th century, it is common to hear innumerable mutations of any given riddim track. Discerning the creators of each song can be a daunting task. From 1967 to ’70, however, the Sound Dimension was the house band at Studio One, creating memorable cuts for the lyrical pantheon of Jamaica to sing and toast over. This 18-song collection of instrumentals shows how pivotal these men were in the sonic architecture of reggae." XLR8R

        "Legendary Studio One band Sound Dimension find themselves on the receiving end of another celebrative retrospective courtesy of the ever-reliable Soul Jazz, bringing together classic recordings of 'Mojo Rocksteady', 'Real Rock', 'Heavy Rock'Rockfort Rock', 'Jamaica Underground' and more. The breadth of this band's influence can be heard throughout the annals of reggae, with these timelessly funky cuts revisited and re-versioned by anyone and everyone since being committed to tape in the '60s. Another great document from Soul Jazz" BOOMKAT

         

        • – Less Problem
        • – Rockfort Rock
        • – Funky
        • – Ten To Ten
        • – Jamaica Underground
        • – Real Rock
        • – Reggae Time
        • – In Cold Blood
        • – Heavy Rock
        • – Great Mu Ga Ru Ga
        • – Park View
        • – Ironside
        • – Mojo Rocksteady
        • – Scorcia
        • – Drum Song
        • – Summertime
        • – Straight Flush
        • – Jamaica Bag
        Sugar MinottSugar Minott At Studio OneSoul Jazz Records

        Long-out-of-print re-release of this classic Sugar Minott album on Soul Jazz Records bringing together the best of his classic material recorded at Studio One in the 1970s.

        Lincoln Sugar Minott was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1956. He grew up in a poor area of West Kingston and from an early age developed a love of Reggae music and the music of Studio One in particular. As a teenager, he became selector for Sound of Silence Keystone and Gathering of Youth local sound-systems. By the late 1970s Minott had risen to become one of the biggest stars in Jamaican music.

        Sugar Minott began his career at Studio One. After auditioning in front of Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd in the early 1970s, he became the first artist to record new songs over classic rhythms, singing over original Studio One tapes – the significance of which led directly to the birth of dancehall, as Channel One, Joe Gibbs and hundreds of other Jamaican producers quickly began releasing their own material based on these same classic Studio One rhythms replayed by Sly and Robbie, The Aggrovators, Soul Syndicate, Roots Radics and many others.

        “I knew Studio One spiritually before I knew Studio One physically. You know I grew up beside a dancehall and Sir Coxsone’s sound used to play there from when I was a boy. So from that influence you know I used to love Studio One sound so much, I became a sound selector. So that was my first involvement with getting to know Studio One music like The Heptones, Alton Ellis, Ken Booth, the whole works and that was my life from a youth.”

        After Sugar Minott’s debut many other artists followed suit at the label such as Freddie McGregor, Johnny Osbourne, Lone Ranger and Michigan & Smiley leading to one of the most creative periods for the label. This is the first retrospective of Sugar Minott at the label and most of these recordings have never been widely available outside Jamaica.

        • Sugar Minott – Vanity
        • Sugar Minott – Please Be True
        • Sugar Minott – Hang On Natty
        • Sugar Minott – Never Give Up
        • Sugar Minott – Jahovia
        • Sugar Minott – Give A Hand
        • Sugar Minott – Try Love
        • Sugar Minott – Roof Over My Head
        • Sugar Minott – Jah Jah Lead Us
        • Sugar Minott – Is It True
        • Sugar Minott – Love Gonna Pack Up
        • Sugar Minott – Give Me Jah Jah
        • Sugar Minott – Jah Jah Children
        • Sugar Minott – Party Time
        • Sugar Minott – Change Your Ways
        • Sugar Minott – Jah Almighty
        Studio One SoundSoul Jazz Records

        Soul Jazz Records continues it's journey into the vaults of the mighty Studio One with this next instalment featuring everything from classic ska and rocksteady to the deepest roots, heaviest dub and dancehall roots.

        As ever the album includes incredible reggae artists such as The Heptones, Ken Boothe, The Skatalites, Johnny Osbourne, Wailing Souls all of whom launched their careers at Studio One, 13 Brentford Road, under the guidance of Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd.

        This album features some of the most in-demand and collectible Studio One tracks over the years, all digitally remastered. The sleevenotes are by Rob Chapman, author of the celebrated books about Studio One Records, 'Never Grow Old' and 'Downbeat the Ruler'.

        Comes as CD with slipcase, double-album thick card sleeve and heavyweight Double vinyl.

        • Slim Smith – Hip Hug
        • Ras Michael and the Sons of Negus – Good People
        • Lord Tanamo – Keep On Moving
        • Wailing Souls – Trouble Maker
        • Rita Marley – Call To Me
        • Johnny Osbourne – All I Have Is Love
        • The Martinis – I Second That Emotion
        • Irvin Brown – Run Come
        • The Heptones – Give Give Love
        • Anthony 'Rocky' Ellis – Double Minded Man
        • Jackie Opel – The Lord Is With Me
        • Dub Specialist – Happy Feelings
        • Prince Lincoln – Live Up To Your Name
        • Ken Boothe – I'm A Fool
        • Reuben Alexander – Happy Valley
        • Larry Marshall – There's A Fire
        • Rolando Alphonso – Rolando Special
        • Freddie McGregor – Homeward Bound
        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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        Studio One FunkSoul Jazz Records

        The album is a first for Studio One and Soul Jazz as it is compiled of mainly unreleased material from the vaults of Studio One. This CD shows how American Funk influenced Jamaican artists as heavily as Soul music had been an influence in the Rocksteady era and Rhythm and Blues in the Ska period.

        • Cedric Im Brooks – Shaft
        • Alton Ellis – African Descendents
        • Pablove Black – Poco Tempo
        • Lloyd Williams – Reggae Feet
        • Jackie MIttoo – Hang Em High
        • Cedric Im Brooks – Idleberg
        • Prince Francis – Beat Down Babylon
        • Lee Arab – Now
        • Soul Bros. – 007
        • Prince Moonie – See A Man's Face
        • Im And Sound Dimension – Love Jah
        • Leroy Sibbles – Do Your Thing
        • The Sharks – Music Answer
        • Underground Vegetables – Melting Pot
        • Devon Russell – You Found Heaven
        • Vin Gordon – Steady Beat
        • Alton Ellis – It's A Shame
        • Roy Richards – Another Thing
        • Delroy Wilson – Funky Broadway
        Studio One Rocksteady Volume 2 : Rocksteady, Soul and Early Reggae at Studio OneSoul Jazz Records

        Soul Jazz Records’ new journey into the mighty vaults of Clement Dodd’s Studio One steps once more into the fertile musical environment of Jamaican music in the late 1960s and early 1970s, from the sweet harmony vocals of seminal 1960s Rocksteady right up to the nascent birth of Reggae and Roots music at the start of the 1970s.

        Sleevenotes to this album are by Steve Barrow, author of ‘Rough Guide to Reggae’ as well as Soul Jazz Records’ own ‘Reggae Soundsystem Cover Art’ books.

        While Ska at the start of the 1960s had taken American rhythm and blues as its main influence, Rocksteady focused on the emergence of American Soul music – with Jamaican vocal harmony groups such as The Gaylads, John Holt & The Paragons, Carlton & The Shoes showing a particular fascination with the close harmonies of Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions and other US soul acts. Here The Heptones even feature with a cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘I Shall Be Released’.

        The influence of Soul music on Jamaican rock steady and reggae is almost palpable, so much so that one wonders how much more successful singers like Delroy Wilson, Alton Ellis, Slim Smith and John Holt would have been had they been born in Chicago, Detroit or Memphis

        Artists such as Alton Ellis, Delroy Wilson and Owen Gray defined the era – a slowed down beat as Jamaican political and social heat slowly increased as the 1960s progressed into the start of the 1970s –  and the music evolved further from rock steady into roots reggae.

        Wicked tunes!

        Double vinyl + download code, Deluxe CD, Digital album.

        Reviews:

        "Every tune is a bonaflide classic" Pitchfork

        Read full Pitchfork article here

        • Hortense Ellis – Sitting In The Park
        • The Termites – Rub Up Push Up
        • Carlton and The Shoes – Never Let Go
        • Alton Ellis – I'm Still In Love With You
        • Owen Gray – Give Me A Little Sign
        • The Bassies – Big Mistake
        • Hortense and Alton Ellis – Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
        • Slim Smith – Born To Love
        • Cannon and The Soul Vendors – Bad Treatment
        • John Holt – Strange Things
        • The Actions – Giddy Up
        • Larry Marshall – It Makes Me Feel
        • The Paragons – Change Your Style
        • Jerry Jones – Trying Times
        • The Heptones – I Shall Be Released
        • The Gaylads – The Soul Beat
        • Delroy Wilson – Run Run
        • The Soul Two – Puppy Love
        • Delroy Wilson – Riding For A Fall
        New Orleans Funk Vol. 4Soul Jazz Records

        Soul Jazz Records’ latest excursion into the Crescent City vaults delves deep into the roots and history of the Voodoo world of New Orleans Funk.

        Packed to the brim with serious break-heavy, heavyweight funk tunes from classic New Orleans artists including Eddie Bo, Betty Harris, Dave Bartholomew, Johnny Adams and Eldridge Holmes (with the ever-present Allen Toussaint and The Meters as always behind the scenes). There is also a host of rare cuts from a number of lesser-known second line New Orleans artists, whose fame rarely reached past the walls of the city, including Gus ‘The Groove’ Lewis, James K-Nine, Norma Jean, Bob French, Chuck Colbert, Zilla Mayes and Joe Haywood.

        In the 1960s the syncopated beat of New Orleans Funk developed out of a gumbo mix of New Orleans local flavours – rhythm and blues, Mardi Gras Indians, the street percussion Second Line of the Jazz Funeral and Marching bands, Caribbean rhumba and mambo rhythms – all of which are in full effect. Even Zydeco, the rhythm and blues offspring of Louisiana Cajun music, had the funk as the King of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier, shows us here. 

        New Orleans music and Voodoo both have their roots in the African-American free black and slave gatherings held at Congo Square from the 18th century onwards. Here Voodoo king Doctor John (the original one!) and Voodoo queen Marie Levaux held court over their followers, and here also could be heard the first sounds of New Orleans jazz music. Soul Jazz Records’ latest album describes how these two cultural forms are inextricably inter-related. 

        The album traces the path of funk from the very first glimpses of the style – Dave Bartholomew’s super-tight ‘The Monkey’ (recorded in 1957) and James Waynes’ junkie jailbird anthem ‘Junco Partner’ (1951, later covered by Dr John, Professor Longhair, James Booker, and The Clash) through to the 1970s heavyweight boogie funk of Chocolate Milk’s rare groove classic Action Speak Louder Than Words and The Baron’s ‘Making It Better’. 

        Also featured is a selection of hard-core classic funk productions from the legendary Eddie Bo (James K-Nine, David Robinson) and the genius of Allen Toussaint (Eldridge Holmes, Gus ‘The Groove’ Lewis, Lou Johnson). There also a number of super-rare independent New Orleans’ one-off 45 single funk productions from the likes of Chick Colbert and Bob French. And lastly, New Orleans Funk female vocalists are in full effect with tracks by Betty Harris (whose ‘Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul’ has just come out on Soul Jazz Records), Zilla Mayes and Norma Jean. 

        This album is released as a heavyweight double gatefold vinyl (+ download code), CD pack and digital album, and comes with extensive long-form sleeve-notes and stunning photography from the Ralston Crawford New Orleans collection and Hogan Jazz Archives at Tulane University, New Orleans.

        Recent related Soul Jazz Records release: Betty Harris 'The Queen of New Orleans Soul' (SJR LP/CD/D345).

        Digital album includes all tracks. Tracks 4,7,11,12 not available individually (only as bundle).

        • Eldridge Holmes – Pop, Popcorn Children
        • Gus 'The Groove' Lewis – Let The Groove Move You
        • Dave Bartholomew – The Monkey
        • Chocolate Milk – Action Speaks Louder Than Words
        • James K-Nine – Live It Up
        • Lou Johnson – Frisco Here I Come
        • Norma Jean – No Competition
        • James Waynes – Junco Partner
        • David Robinson – I'm A Carpenter (Part 1)
        • The Barons Ltd – Making It Better
        • Johnny Adams – You Make A New Man Out Of Me
        • Clifton Chenier – Party Down
        • Eddie Bo – Can You Handle It
        • Bob French's Storyville Jazz Band – Y'er Comes The Funky Man
        • Joe Haywood – Play Me A Cornbread Song
        • Betty Harris – I'm Gonna Git Ya
        • Chuck Colbert & Viewpoint – Stay
        • Zilla Mayes – All I Want Is You
        • 1. Eldridge Holmes – Pop, Popcorn Children
        • 2. Gus 'The Groove' Lewis – Let The Groove Move You
        • 3. Dave Bartholomew – The Monkey
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        Studio One Classics

        Soul Jazz Records are releasing this latest Studio One compilation which features non-step 100% stone-cold classic Studio One killers! Spanning 40 years of the legendary label, this album is a fitting tribute to Clement "Sir Coxsone" Dodd and is a who's who of Jamaicaan Reggae

        • The Skatalites – El Pussycat Ska
        • Carlton & The Shoes – Love Me Forever
        • Sound Dimension – Rockfort Rock
        • Johnny Osbourne – Sing Jah Stylee
        • The Heptones – Pretty Looks Isn't All
        • Slim Smith – Rougher Yet
        • Lone Ranger – Automatic
        • Horace Andy – Fever
        • Prince Jazzbo – School
        • The Wailers – Simmer Down
        • Burning Spear – Rocking Time
        • Alton Ellis – I'm Just A Guy
        • Sugar Minott – Oh Mr Dc
        • Jennifer Lara – Consider Me
        • Don Drummond – Confucious
        • Michigan & Smiley – Rub A Dub Style
        • Sound Dimension – Full Up
        • Dennis Brown – No Man Is An Island
        Black Man's Pride 2 (Studio One)Soul Jazz Records

        This is the second installment of deep roots Rastafarian reggae at Studio One and features classic music from some of the most important figures in reggae music – Alton Ellis, The Heptones, Jackie Mittoo, The Gladiators – alongside a host of rarities and little-known recordings, such as a truly rare Mystic Revelation of Rastafari seven-inch single, Willie William’s first ever recording ‘Calling’ and Horace Andy’s righteous (and equally rare) masterpiece ‘Illiteracy.’

        Black Man’s Pride 2 extends the legacy of Studio One’s ground-breaking path in roots reggae which began at the end of the 1960s and continued throughout the 1970s. The album tells the story of how the rise of Studio One Records and the Rastafari movement were interconnected, through the adoption of the Rastafari faith by key reggae artists – everyone from the Skatalites and Wailers in the 1960s, major singers such as Alton Ellis and Horace Andy at the end of the decade, through to major roots artists such as The Gladiators in the 1970s – and how Clement Dodd consistently recorded this heavyweight roots music throughout Studio One’s history.

        The extensive sleeve-notes to this album also discuss the links between Rastafari and Studio One in time and place, noting how both the religion and Clement Dodd’s musical empire had their roots in the intense period of pre-independence Jamaica in Kingston, expanded in the 1960s following the visit of Haile Selassie in 1966, and how roots music then came to dominate reggae music in the early 1970s. Also discussed is how the outsider stance of both reggae music and the Rastafari movement relate back many hundreds of years to the original rebel stance of the Maroons, escaped slaves who set up self-sufficient enclaves in the hills of the Jamaican countryside.

        There is also a track-by-track history by the noted Studio One writer Rob Chapman (Never Grow Old). This new album comes as heavyweight gatefold double vinyl (+ download code), deluxe CD and digital album.

        REVIEWS of Black Man's Pride:

        "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 70s vocal roots reggae with a theme of black pride and dignity." Record Collector

        • Horace Andy – Illiteracy
        • The Heptones – Be A Man
        • The Manchesters – Natty Gone
        • The Gladiators – Down Town Rebel
        • Willie Williams – Calling
        • Roland Alphonso & Brentford All Stars – Sir D Special
        • Keith Wilson – God I God I Say
        • Alton Ellis – Almost Anything
        • Bobby Kalphat & The New Establishment – Adis A Wa Wa
        • Peter Broggs – Sing A New Song
        • Mystic Revelations Of Rastafari – Let Freedom Reign
        • Larry & Alvin – Free I Lord
        • Ernest Wilson & The Sound Dimension – Freedom Fighter
        • Jackie Mittoo – Happy People
        • Prince Lincoln – Daughters Of Zion
        • High Charles – Zion
        • Winston Jarrett – Love Jah Jah
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        Studio One WomenSoul Jazz Records

        Ska, rocksteady, funky reggae, roots, dub mixes, disco mixes, they're all here from the queens of the Jamaican music scene - Studio One Women features a wide mix of classics and obscurities from the finest female voices in reggae.

        Until now most of these tracks have only ever been available as extremely hard to find Jamaican 7 inch and 12 inch singles and even if you were lucky enough to find them they'd cost you a small fortune

        Marcia Griffiths and Rita Marley (here with her first group The Soulettes) are two of Jamaica's most famous female singers hugely popular today. Both these artists became internationally famous as The I – Threes (along with Judy Mowatt), Bob Marley's backing singers alongside The Wailers. Also featured are Hortense Ellis, sister of Alton who cut many smash hits on the island, and Jennifer Lara, a lady who had a long career with Studio One, singing on countless sides.

        Studio One is the greatest label in the history of reggae and is the foundation of all reggae music. It's where virtually every world renowned Jamaican superstar started out, Bob Marley and The Wailers included. Under the guidance of the legendary Clement Coxsone Dodd the musicians at Studio One recorded hundreds of instrumental rhythms which still provide the backbone for many of the records made in Jamaica today

        • Claudette Mclean – Give Love Another Try
        • Jennifer Lara – My Man
        • The Soulettes – A Deh Pon Dem
        • Della Humphrey – Dream Land
        • Jennifer Lara – Consider Me
        • Denise Darlington – War No Right
        • Hortense Ellis – I'm Just A Girl
        • Angela Prince – No Bother With No Fuss
        • Jerry Jones – There's A Chance For Me
        • The Soulettes – King Street
        • Jennifer Lara – Tell Me Where
        • The Tonettes – I'll Give It To You
        • Marcia Griffiths – Tell Me Now
        • The Jay Tees – Come to me
        • Angela Prince – You A Fool Boy
        • Jennifer Lara – I am In love
        Studio One SkaStudio One SkaSoul Jazz Records
        Studio One Records and the seminal in-house band The Skatalites both created and defined Ska in the process making Jamaican music famous throughout the world. This compilation features classic vocal and instrumental tracks from The Skatalites, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Delroy Wilson alongside super-rare tracks from the likes of Ken Boothe, The Maytals, Jackie Mittoo, Tommy McCook and many more.
         
        “Ripping Ska compilation. The sound is tremendous as well thanks to Studio One recording techniques - already superior at the birth of Reggae - and Soul Jazz mastering. Nice mix of stomping Skatalites/Tommy McCook instrumentals and vocal tracks from many of the prime exponents of the genre. It's a superior Studio One Ska compilation what's not to like?” The Face
        • Jackie Mittoo – El Bang Bang
        • Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole – Arte Bella
        • The Wailers – (I'm Gonna) Put It On
        • The Skatalites – Addis Ababa
        • Roland Alphonso – President Kennedy
        • Joe Higgs – (I'm The) Song My Enemies Sing
        • The Skatalites – Beardsman Ska
        • Delroy Wilson – I Want Justice
        • Tommy McCook's Orchestra – Sampson
        • The Ethiopians – I'm Gonna Take Over Now
        • Tommy Mccook – Freedom Sounds
        • The Maytals – Marching On
        • The Skatalites – Exodus
        • Rolando Alphonso – Look Away Ska
        • Don Drummond – Don Cosmic
        • Rolando Alphonso – Scambalena
        • Andy & Joey – You're Wondering Now
        Studio One DancehallSoul Jazz Records

        Fantastic, mind-blowing, awesome new collection of killer Studio One dancehall and proto-dancehall!


        Featured here is a new collection spanning Studio One’s dancehall period – singers and deejays on classic Studio One rhythms, studio and electronic wizadry from the Brentford Road headquarters, lots of rare 12” singles, all effortlessly brought together to nice up the dance.


        When Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd first ruled the dancehalls of Kingston in the 1950s, fighting off the soundsystem competition of Duke Reid, King Edwards and others, few could imagine how far the reign of Studio One would last. 

        But the emergence of  ‘Dancehall’ as a distinct style of reggae at the end of the 1970s, as upstart competing producers began recording vocalists and deejays performing over replayed classic Studio One rhythms, in many ways made the influence of Clement Dodd’s vision more omnipotent than ever before (and lasting to this day).


        Not surprisingly, Clement Dodd’s creativity and business acumen made him quick to respond to this musical phenomenon – and he soon began voicing the new stable of Studio One singers and deejays, such as Sugar Minott and Lone Ranger, over original classic Studio One rhythms recorded in the late 1960s – to produce some of the most innovative, time-bending and creative music of his career.


        This album comes as CD with slipcase, super-loud, super-heavy triple vinyl album with free download code and as a digital download.

        • Ernest Wilson – Why Oh Why
        • Johnny Osbourne – Lend Me The Sixteen
        • Windel Haye – Haunted House
        • Green Tea & Chassy – Ghetto Girl
        • Johnny Osbourne – Time A Run Out
        • Lone Ranger – Noah In The Ark
        • Devon Russell – Thanks and Praise
        • Brentford Disco Set – Rebel Disco
        • Doreen Schaffer – I Don't KNow Why
        • Slim Smith – Lonely Lover
        • Field Marshall Haye – Roots and Herb Style
        • DJ Dawn & The Ranking Queens – Peace True Thing
        • Jim Brown – Cure For The Fever
        • Sugar Minott – Peace Treaty Style
        • Lloyd Robinson – It Deep
        • Barry Brown – Far East
        • Windel Haye and Captain Morgan – Flood Victim
        • Ernest Wilson – Pick Them Up
        Studio One Roots 2Soul Jazz Records

        Studio Roots Vol. 2 delves deeper into the vaults of the legendary Jamaican Reggae label and features rare and classic roots as well as an unprecedented seven unreleased tracks that up till now have never seen the light of day. 

        Roots and rastafarian music was being recorded at Studio One by Clement "Sir Coxsone" Dodd from the early 1960s onwards to the 1990s and this album reflects the depth and diversity of roots music at the label. 

        From the slow-ska of Dudley Sibbley, to the deep instrumental jazz cuts of Cedric Im Brooks over classic roots rhythms such as "Satta Massagana" to Winston Mathews stunning eerie version of Bob Marley and the Wailers "Sun Is Shining". The Zion All Stars features the Burro rastafarian drumming of Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari. 

        This album features many of the classic Studio One artists – Willie Williams, Tommy McCook, Cedric Brooks, The Gladiators, Vin Gordon – as well as many less well known artists – all who produced classic roots music under the guidance of producer Clement "Sir Coxsone" Dodd and recorded at the legendary Studio One Records which Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records, describes as "The University of Reggae".

        • Willie Williams – Jah Righteous Plan
        • Al Campbell – Take A Ride
        • Cedric Im Brooks – Satta
        • Joe Higgs & Ken Boothe – Message Of Old
        • Jackie Bernard – Jah Jah Way
        • Devon Russell – Jah Hold The Key
        • Zoot Sims – Small Garden
        • The Saints – Sleeping Trees
        • Larry Marshall – Run Babylon
        • Vin Gordon – Babylon Rock
        • The Gladiators – Talawah
        • Prince Francis – African Skank
        • Cedric Im Brooks – Full Time
        • Prince Lincoln – True Experience
        • Joseph Hill – Behold The Land
        • Winston Matthews – Sun Is Shining
        • Karl Bryan – 2k Strut
        • Zion All Stars – Holy Mount Zion
        • Tommy McCook – Tenor On Call
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