Oneness Of Juju African Rhythms (2018 Edition)

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    • Oneness Of Juju – African Rhythms
    • Oneness Of Juju – Kazi
    • Oneness Of Juju – Funky Wood
    • Oneness Of Juju – Tarishi
    • Oneness Of Juju – Mashariki
    • 1. African Rhythms
    • 2. Kazi
    • 3. Funky Wood
    • 4. Tarishi
    • 5. Mashariki
    • 6. Chants
    • 7. Don't Give Up
    • 8. Incognito
    • 9. Poo Too
    • 10. Liberation Dues
    • 11. Liberation Dues (Instrumental)

    Strut present a brand-new deluxe edition of Oneness of Juju’s Afro-jazz classic ‘African Rhythms’, originally released on Black Fire in 1975 and first reissued on Strut in 2002. Essential album!

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          Joe ZawinulThe Rise & Fall Of The Third Stream / Money In The PocketRhino Records

          Two classic albums from 1968 and 1966 originally issued as "Vortex" and "Atlantic #3004".

            • CD£11.99
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            MatumbiDub Planet Orbit 1Dub Store

            Very rare dub roots album from Matumbi, originally released in 1980 on Extinguish Records. Produced by Dennis Bovell & Eaton Jah Blake and featuring DJ Ranking Ruben on "Afi Laugh", Trombonist Vin Gordon on "Hearts Of Art". Check first track "Frenz"!

            • – Frenz
            • – Ajali
            • – Call Pon I
            • – Hearts Of Art
            • – Afi Laugh
            • – Fuss & Fight
            • LP£22.99
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            Dorothy AshbyDorothy's Harp (1969)Cadet

            One of Dorothy Ashby's hardest records to find! Classic 1969 release produced by the legendary Richard Evans for Chess Records. Nice Brazilian cuts such as 'Canto De Ossanha" and "Reza".

              • New LP (180g)£22.99
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              Shabazz PalacesQuazarz: Born On A Gangster StarSub Pop

              Another eccentric release from hip-hop futurist and companion release to 'Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines'. 

              N.B. Vinyl format is the limited coloured version.

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                Gil Scott-HeronReal EyesArista

                Killer

                Orig= with original inner, sleeve cut out some wear, vinyl in great condition shiny

                • – (you can't depend on) the train from washington
                • – combinations
                • Original LP£30.00
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                Floating PointsBiasNinja Tune

                Floating Points drops 'Bias' via Ninja Tune, the second tune taken from his 'Crush' long-player. Bumpin' 2-stepper wrapped in fizzing electronics - a colossal arrangement geared straight towards the big room. Ace!

                • – Bias (Mayfield Depot Mix)
                • – Bias (Extended)
                • 12"£8.99
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                Run The JewelsRTJ3Run The Jewels

                Highly anticipated 3rd album from Run The Jewels, the firebrand rap duo of El-P and Killer Mike. RTJ3 features contributions from Danny Brown, Kamasi Washington, Boots and more - essential!  

                Vinyl formats pressed on 'gold' coloured double vinyl inc. stickers, lyric sheet and cover poster. 'Deluxe' vinyl format includes a gold pendant - of which are extremely limited!

                • – Down
                • – Talk To Me
                • – Legend Has It
                • – Call Ticketron
                • – Hey Kids (Bumaye)
                • – Stay Gold
                • – Don't Get Captured
                • – Thieves! (Screamed The Ghost)
                • 2×LP£26.99
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                Gil Scott-HeronLive At The Town & Country 1988Acadia

                Double disc live recording, London, 1988

                  • 2×CD£10.99
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                  PlonePuzzlewoodGhost Box

                  Warp's playful electronic music duo, Plone, make a return on Julian House's cult, hauntological imprint, Ghost Box! The duo's signature sound is ever present - catchy, melodic and full of whimsy for fans of Sterolab, Raymond Scott, Delia Derbyshire and the Radiophonic Workshop.

                  • – Years And Elements
                  • – Miniature Magic
                  • – Puzzlewood
                  • – Watson's Telescope
                  • – Build A Small Fire
                  • – Red Kite
                  • – Day Trip
                  • – Just A Shadow
                  • – Sunvale Run
                  • – The Model Village
                  • New LP £17.99
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                  BilalIn Another Life BBE

                  Bilal applies his characteristic falsetto and teams with Adrian Younge on 'In Another Life' - the composer/producer who specializes in reinterpreting ’60s and ’70s funk and soul. Highly recommended! 

                  • – Sirens II
                  • – Star Now
                  • – Open Up The Door
                  • – I Really Don't Care
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                  Chicago SoulElectric Blues, Funk and Soul: The New Sound of Chicago in the 1960sSoul Jazz Records

                  New edition of this classic set of funk and soul from Chicago's legendary Chess Records. CD comes in new deluxe hardback card case edition and perfect bound booklet, 2xLP comes on heavyweight loud vinyl with with full accompanying sleevenotes.

                  Soul Jazz Records latest release features classic and rare electric blues, funk and psychedelic soul music recorded in Chicago in the 1960s.

                  Chess Records, the infamous soul, blues and jazz powerhouse record company in Chicago was, in the 1960s, one of the main rivals to Motown in neighbouring Detroit and Atlantic Records in New York in its relentless charting of black music in the US charts. Owned by Leonard and Phil Chess, two Polish immigrants, the label brought Chicago’s urban black music to the masses on a huge scale.

                  Later Leonard’s son Marshall took the label in new directions, first by courting rock artists such as the Rolling Stones to record at the studios and then in the late 60s releasing genre defying radical psychedelic and experimental rock and funk releases by blues legends Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and the progressive Rotary Connection, featuring a young vocalist Minnie Riperton, originally a secretary at the company.

                  After the closing of Chess in the 1970s, Marshall went on to launch Rolling Stones Records with the legendary group.

                  The label was recently the subject of two Hollywood films, ‘Who Do You Love’ and 'Cadillac Records', as well as both a BBC4 television documentary and a four-part BBC6 radio documentary celebrating the story of this amazing independent label that took on the mighty giants of soul music in the 1960s.

                  This hardback CD edition showcases a stunning selection of the radical funk, psychedelic soul, rock and jazz tracks recorded for Chess mostly under the production of the genius composer arranger Charles Stepney or Richard Evans and the direction of Marshall Chess. Stepney would later become partners with Maurice White producing seminal Earth, Wind and Fire albums in the 1970s. White was both founder of E,W and F and pert of the regular in-house players at Chess in the 1960s (as a drummer).

                  Other regulars included the crack team of Pete Cosey (who later played with Miles Davis), Louis Saterrsfield (another future E,W and F member) and Phil Upchurch. Chess's position on the south side of Chicago led to many musical connections with the jazz scene of the AACM, a link that continued even though the music released on the label was solidly dance-led throughout.

                  THe album comes with a 40 page booklet featuring extensive social, cultural and historical text and info and exclusive photographs showing how Chess Records launched urban blues in south-side Chicago, then brought it to the American masses and then in the 1960s recorded and released a stunning array of black styles, music that was both progressive and yet rich in the cities black urban musical legacy, as they created hits on an almost daily basis.

                  • Howlin' Wolf – Evil
                  • Bo Diddley – Another Sugar Daddy
                  • Etta James – Tell Mama
                  • The Stereos – Stereo Freeze
                  • The Soulful Strings – Burning Spear
                  • Ramsey Lewis – Party Time
                  • Eve Barnum – Please Newsboy
                  • Dorothy Ashby – Soul Vibrations
                  • Little Milton – More And More
                  • Lorez Alexandria – Baltimore Oriole
                  • The Soul Stirrers – Why Am I Treated So Bad
                  • Phil Upchurch – The Way I Feel
                  • Buddy Guy – She Suits Me To A Tee
                  • Rotary Connection – Memory Band
                  • Etta James – You Got It
                  • Muddy Waters – I Just Want To Make Love To You
                  • Laura Lee – Mama's Got A Good Thing
                  • Sonny Cox – The Wailer
                  • Gene Chandler – In My Body's House
                  • Fontella Bass – Leave It In The Hands Of Love
                  • 2×LP£23.00
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                  Gil Scott-HeronFree Will (1972)Flying Dutchman

                  Brilliant early Gil Scott-Heron album. One of his rarest on the great Flying Dutchman label.

                  • – Free Will
                  • – Sex Education Ghetto Style
                  Leroy DuncannChicken Burrito / LollypotNot On Label

                  Leroy Duncann is back, channelling the more oddball style library music funk of labels such as KPM. Tough breakbeats and haunting arrangements Alan Hawkshaw style! Fans of Portishead through to Adrian Younge - check! Limited white label edition. Hand-numbered copies of 350

                  • – Chick Burrito
                  • – Lollypot
                  • 7"£12.00
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                  Quincy JonesSmackwater Jack (1971)A&M

                  Super-funky soundtracky stuff. Paul Humphries, Hubert Laws, Grady Tate, Bob Cranshaw. All-star line-up, groovy tracks!



                  • – Hicky-Burr
                  • CD£7.99
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                  New Orleans Funk 2: The Original Sound of FunkSoul Jazz Records

                  This is Soul Jazz Records’ new journey into the heart of New Orleans and a guide to the city’s finest Funk music produced in the late 1960s and early 1970s.’ Featuring everyone from The Meters to Eddie Bo, Lee Dorsey to Betty Harris, this is a who’s who of the Crescent City’s most famous and most funky! 


                  The city of New Orleans has deep musical roots that stretch back to Africa. New Orleans first gave birth to Jazz music, a Black musical form centred on rhythm, improvisation, freedom and collectivity at the turn of the century. Similarly in the late 1960s New Orleans Funk came to define a unique sound, mixing Caribbean rhythms, New Orleans second-line syncopation and rhythm and blues, all played by the Big Easy’s finest musicians. 


                  Whilst Jazz and Funk music spread throughout the world, many African-American musical traditions remained within the city limits such as Mardi Gras and Carnival, Saturday Night Fish Fries, Funeral Marching bands and much more which partly explains why New Orleans music is so unique. 


                  The album comes with extensive sleeve-notes, exclusive photography and more, and is an essential guide to the musical landscape of New Orleans and - together with Soul Jazz Records’ earlier New Orleans’ releases - presents the definitive story of New Orleans Funk.
                  Although on the mainland coast, New Orleans is also surrounded by lakes giving the city an island feel. Similarly its proximity to Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haiti and the other West Indian Isles means that Latin and Caribbean musical influences are in its veins as much as American musical traditions. The upside of this city’s isolation is that New Orleans musical traditions flourished away from those of the rest of America. A thriving city full of artists, musicians, singers, producers, record companies, studios (well one studio actually) led to a 24-hour, 7-day a week musical life, playing in clubs, bars, brothels, carnivals and parades. 


                  The downside of the cities isolation from the rest of the US was that the city never developed a solid music industry to back up the creative over-supply. Whilst New York had Atlantic, Detroit had Motown, Memphis had Stax, Chicago had Chess, Los Angeles had Modern, New Orleans had a multitude of small businesses fighting for space - and often each other. Without the marketing, promotional weight, business nouse and financial clout, New Orleans labels found it hard to get the nationwide distribution necessary to fill the million-odd jukeboxes throughout the country. So whilst every family in America knows the music of Gladys Knight or Smokey Robinson few could tell you about – let alone hum a tune from - Benny Spellman, Inell Young, Warren Lee….This is far from being a reflection of the artists creativity or musicality - as anyone can tell you New Orleans melodies are the catchiest of all - more it is a reflection of the limitations of the local music industry. Some New Orleans artists became successful throughout the US such as Fats Domino in the 1950s and in the late 1960s The Meters and Lee Dorsey, but many artists remained within the city limits. 
                  This makes for a fascinating goldmine of music released by a complex myriad of small labels run mainly by New Orleans producers, promoters and artists themselves. New Orleans Funk 2 brings together many of these artists along with text, sleeve-notes and photographs that gives social and historical context to the incredibly funky music of New Orleans.

                  • Cyril Neville – Gossip
                  • Eddie Bo – If It's Good To You (It's Good For You)
                  • Ray J – Right Place Wrong Time
                  • The Meters – Chicken Strut
                  • Allen Toussaint – Tequila
                  • The Prime Mates – Hot Tamales
                  • Betty Harris – Show It
                  • Lee Dorsey – Four Corners
                  • Bonnie and Sheila – You Keep Me Hanging On
                  • The Gaturs – Yeah You're Right, You Know You're Right
                  • Danny White – The Twitch
                  • Inell Young – What Do You See In Her
                  • Earl King – Street Parade
                  • Eddie Bo & The Soul Finders – The Rubber Band
                  • Benny Spellman – Fortune Teller
                  • Warren Lee – Mama Said We Can't Get Married
                  • Betty Harris – 12 Red Roses
                  • Joe Chopper & The Swinging 7 Soul Band – Soul Pusher
                  • Eddie Bo – Hey Bo
                  • Johnny Moore – Haven't I Been Good To You
                  • Jimmy Hicks – I'm Mr Big Stuff
                  • Warren Lee – Funky Belly
                  • G. Davis and R. Tyler – Hold On Help Is On The Way
                  • Art Neville – Bo Diddley
                  • Porgy Jones – Dap
                  • 3×LP£24.00
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