• 1. Airborne
      • 2. Love Call
      • 3. Open To The Public
      • 4. Check OUt Time

      Deep, deep left of centre on Blue Note from Ornette genius like Coleman on the one.

      Other Releases by Ornette Coleman

      Ornette ColemanFree Jazz (1961)Atlantic

      Alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman's masterpiece, Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation by the Ornette Coleman Double Quartet, is one of the hinges of jazz evolution.

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        Ornette ColemanTwins (1971)Atlantic

        This early album of Ornette Coleman is one of his best works, and relatively easy to listen to. His band is a double quartet, hence the album's name twins. Two very exciting drummers beat the rhythm : Billy Higgins and Ed Blackwell. Brave jazz music exploring the edges of the genre in an exciting way.

          Ornette Coleman Friends And Neighbours: Ornette Live At Prince StreetFlying Dutchman

          One of the most forward-thinking and radical musicians of his or any era, saxophone great Ornette Coleman revolutionised jazz with his early albums for Atlantic Records. In the late 60s he was signed to Impulse by Bob Thiele. When Bob left Impulse, Coleman donated a track to his Flying Dutchman album “Head Start”. Then, finding himself temporarily without a deal, he allowed Flying Dutchman to put out his latest album, a fascinating recording cut live at a loft space Coleman owned in downtown New York. Musicians on the recording include his long-time collaborators Ed Blackwell on drums and Charlie Haden on bass alongside fiery tenor player Dewey Redman. The music is a satisfying set that particularly shines on the title track and ‘Forgotten Song’. Out of print for nearly 40 years, “Friends And Neighbors” is one of the most overlooked albums in Coleman’s extensive discography. We hope this reissue brings a change to that.

          • – Friends And Neighbors (Vocal)
          • – Friens And Neighbors (Instrumental)
          • – Long Time No See

          Other Releases on Blue Note

          Stanley TurrentineRough 'N Tumble (1966)Blue Note

          On fire - soul-jazz on Blue Note, tough session.

          Pepper Adams - Sax (Baritone), Brass Grant Green - Guitar Blue Mitchell - Trumpet
          Duke Pearson - Arranger James Spaulding - Sax (Alto) Stanley Turrentine - Sax (Tenor)
          Bob Cranshaw - Bass McCoy Tyner - Piano

          Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+/Sleeve VG+ (cut out hole), blue note inner

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          • – And Satisfy
          • Original LP£40.00
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          Donald ByrdBlack Byrd (1973)Blue Note

          Written and produced by Larry Mizell, their first collaboration! It's a classic! Nuff tunes, seriously deep funky heavy 70s jazz monster

          • – Flight Time
          • Original LP£45.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl,
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          • Reissue LP£16.00
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          Tony AllenThere Is No EndBlue Note

          Posthumous release of 'There Is No End' by legendary Afrobeat drummer, Tony Allen! The album features guest vocal appearances from the likes of Danny Brown, Sampa the Great, Lava La Rue, and more.

          • – Tony’s Praeludium
          • – Stumbling Down (feat. Sampa The Great)
          • – Crushed Grapes (feat. Lord Jah-Monte Ogbon)
          • – Très Magnifique (feat. Tsunami)
          • – Mau Mau (feat. Nah Eeto)
          • – Coonta Kinte (feat. Zelooperz)
          • – Rich Black (feat. Koreatown Oddity)
          • – Cosmosis (feat. Ben Okri + Skepta)
          GoGo PenguinRMXBlue Note

          Remixes of the electronic jazz/fusionists from the likes of James Holden, Nathan Fake, Squarepusher, Clark, Portico Quartet, Machinedrum and more!

          • – Kora (Cornelius remix)
          • – Atomised (Machinedrum remix)
          • – Embers (Yosi Horikawa remix)
          • – F Maj Pixie (Rone remix)
          • – F Maj Pixie (Squarepusher remix)
          • – Open (Nathan Fake remix)
          • – Signal In The Noise (808 State remix)
          • – Totem (James Holden remix)
          • – To The Nth (Shunya remix)
          • – Petit_A (Clark remix)
          • – Don't Go (Portico Quartet remix)
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          McCoy TynerTender Moments (Tone Poet Edition)Blue Note

          On his second Blue Note album Tender Moments, pianist and composer McCoy Tyner explored the colors and textures available in a nonet setting with some of the finest musicians of the time: Lee Morgan on trumpet, Julian Priester on trombone, Bennie Maupin on tenor saxophone, James Spaulding on alto saxophone and flute, Bob Northern on French horn, Howard Johnson on tuba, Herbie Lewis on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums. Highlights of the session include dedications to John Coltrane (“Mode to John”) and Thelonious Monk (“The High Priest”) as well as the stunning ballad “All My Yesterdays.”

            • LP (180 gram)£35.00
              Deluxe, 180g 'Tone Poet' edition in a gatefold sleeve.
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            Stanley TurrentineThat's Where It's At (Tone Poet Edition)Blue Note

            What happens when you combine Stanley Turrentine’s blues-drenched tenor saxophone with Les McCann’s soulful and funky piano? You end up with one of both men's best albums, an album considered to be one of the foundational sessions of soul jazz.

            Turrentine and McCann are joined by bassist Herbie Lewis (a member of McCann’s group at the time) and drummer Otis Candy Finch. Stand out tracks include 'Smile, Stacey', the deep blue groove of 'Soft Pedal Blues' and the in-the-pocket soul of 'Light Blue'.

            That’s where it’s at!

            • – Smile, Stacey
            • – Soft Pedal Blues
            • – Pia
            • – We'll See Yaw'll After While, Ya Heah
            • – Dorene Don't Cry, I
            • – Light Blue
            Anthony WilliamsCivilization (1987)Blue Note

            Blue Note 87

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              Horace Silver QuintetSong For My Father (1963)Blue Note

              Mind-numbingly CLASSIC 

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                John ColtraneBlue Train (1957)Blue Note
                Late 50s hard bop, Coltrane's second on Blue Note. Killer line-up: John Coltrane – tenor saxophone, bandleader Paul Chambers – double bass Kenny Drew – piano Curtis Fuller – trombone Philly Joe Jones – drums Lee Morgan – trumpet
                • – moment's notice
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                MadlibShades Of BlueBlue Note

                Madlib invades Blue Note! Hip hop producer extroardinaire and world class jazz fiend Madlib gets let loose in the Blue Note vaults with his sampler!

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                  Pete La RocaBasraBlue Note

                  Reissue of the underrated drummer’s 1965 album. His debut solo album and one of only two Blue Note albums as leader (the second emerged in 1997). Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio on 19th May 1965. Featuring Blue Note legend Joe Henderson on tenor, Steve Kuhn on piano and Steve Swallow on bass. Showcasing three fine La Roca originals (the title track, ‘Candu’, ‘Tears Come From Heaven’), Steve Swallow’s ‘Eiderdown’ and interesting takes on the standards ‘Malaguena’ and ‘Lazy Afternoon’'.

                    Donald Byrd Chant Blue Note

                    High quality 180 gram reissue on the Blue Note Tone Poet series of Donald Byrd’s 1961 recording, not released until 1979, and featuring Herbie Hancock and Pepper Adams. Includes an early version of Duke Pearson's haunting "Chant" which Donald Byrd re-recorded with voices two years later on his "New Perspective" album.

                    • – I'm An Old Cowhand From The Rio Grande
                    • – Chant
                    Freddie HubbardHub-TonesBlue Note

                    **Classic album/classic Blue Note sleeve!**

                    The trumpeter/flugelhornist’s classic 1963 album. His fourth Blue Note LP. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio on 10th October 1962 . Featuring an all-star band of James Spaulding (alto sax), Herbie Hancock (piano), Reggie Workman (bass) and Clifford Jarvis (drums). The album showcases four superb Hubbard originals (the title track, ‘Prophet Jennings’, ‘Lament For Booker’, ‘For Spee’s Sake’) plus a memorable take on the standard ‘You’re My Everything’, featuring some stunning Hubbard/Hancock interplay. Produced by Alfred Lion.

                      Lou DonaldsonSay it LoudBlue Note

                      One of the great Blue Note funk albums from 1969! Features Idris Muhammad on drums and Charles Earland on B3!

                      • – Say it loud I'm black and I'm proud
                      • – Snake Bone
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                      McCoy TynerExpansions (1969)Blue Note

                      Seminal deep modal jazz on Blue Note w/ Woody Shaw, Gary Bartz, Ron Carter, Herbie Lewis and Freddie Watts. Produced by Duke Pearson. HEAVY!

                      Orig= Blue label liberty pressing Rare Original = USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG (spine wear,ageing)

                      High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+

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                      • – Vision
                      • – Smitty's Place
                      • – Peresina
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                      Grant GreenTalkin' AboutBlue Note

                      1964. With Elvin Jones and Larry Young.

                        Donald ByrdAt The Half Note Cafe Volume 1Blue Note

                        D. Byrd + Pepper Adams, Duke PEarson, Laymon Jackson, Lex Humphries.  New USA vinyl

                          Freddie HubbardBreaking PointBlue Note

                          Freddie Hubbard + James Spaulding, Ronnie Mathews, Eddie Khan, Joe Chambers. Deep and essential Blue Note. New USA vinyl issue

                            VariousBlue Break Beats (Volumes 1-3)Blue Note

                            Absolutely killer compilation of some of Blue Note's finest releases - The jazz break beats that inspired hip-hop artists. Includes Donald Byrd, Eddie Henderson, Grant Green, Ronnie Foster, Herbie Hancock and many more!   

                              Gregory PorterTake Me To The AlleyBlue Note

                              Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with his new album 'Take Me To The Alley' the much-anticipated follow-up to his million-selling Grammy-winning 2013 Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit. Includes Porter's version of 'Holding On' the hit single that he wrote with Disclosure.

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                                Andrew HillGrass Roots (1968)Blue Note

                                Andrew Hill's best album, very highy recommended!

                                • – Mira
                                Stanley TurrentineA Chip Off The Old Block (1975)Blue Note

                                 One of the few albums Stanley Turrentine recorded with his wife, Shirley Scott. features Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax; Shirley Scott, organ; Earl May, bass & Al Harewood drums.

                                Original= Blue Note / United Artists pressing

                                • – One O'Clock Jump
                                • – Midnight Blue
                                • – Blues In Hoss' Flat
                                • – Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
                                • – Cherry Point
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                                John ColtraneA Love Supreme (1964)Impulse!

                                100% essential deep jazz classic! Searching, yearning, BEAUTIFUL spiritual jazz of the highest order! This is considered by many to be his best album and consistently gets voted as one of the best albums of all time in any genre! It's that good! 

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                                  Later deep jazz album from the legendary Alice Coltrane featuring strings and more!

                                  • – Los Caballos
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                                  Fly Girls!Soul Jazz Records

                                  ‘Fly Girls!’ celebrates the 30th anniversary of female rap on record

                                  This double-CD (and limited edition two volumes of super-loud double-vinyl) narrates the story of female rap from its birth in the tenement block parties in New York City’s outer boroughs through to the dizzying career heights of Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott and other modern day power brokers. ‘Fly Girls!’ also discusses the influence of an earlier generation of black female poets whose ideals (both in their art and how they established career paths) helped lay the foundations for birth of the genre.

                                  The history of female rap on record begins in 1979 in New York City as the clamour of the city’s artists, record companies and producers strove to make it onto vinyl in the wake of The Sugarhill Gang’s squillion-selling hit, ‘Rappers Delight’ – released that year on the former soul singer Sylvia Robinson’s Sugarhill Records. It would be the Winley family - comprising sisters Tanya, Paulette - who made the first female rap record produced by their mother Ann and released on their father’s label, Paul Winley Records.

                                  Aside from the singing/rap styles that earlier soul artists such as Aretha Franklin, Shirley Ellis, Millie Jackson and Laura Lee would occasionally adopt in their songs, female rap (like rap itself) had its antecedents in the groundbreaking black poetry of the 60s and 70s with radical, free-thinking poets such as Nikki Giovanni, Camille Yarborough and Sarah Webster Fabio - all of whom are included here – vocalising hitherto unheard expressions of female and black self-determination in their work. These strong, educated, political women not only led the way stylistically but also helped define how a female artist could make their own career path - weaving creativity, politics and family in a way that Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah and others have since followed - establishing the boundary-breaking career paths of many female artists in rap. Hip-hop is a culture of which music is only a part; nowadays (and to an extent from the very beginning) the most successful female hip-hop artist is often singer, DJ, actress, manager, political and social agitator and more in multiple combinations.

                                  Hip-hop’s story begins in the tenement blocks and community centres of the South Bronx. In the first three years-or-so history of hip-hop (1976-9) - before the first rap records were made - aspiring female artists could watch onstage the early female MC role models of Sha-Rock (the first female MC in the group The Funky Four plus One) or the Mercedes Ladies (the first female MC and DJ crew). With Tanya and Paulette Winley’s ‘Rappin and Rhymin’ on vinyl by 1979 it would not be until the following year that the first all-female crew made it onto vinyl when Sequence (featuring a then unknown Angie Stone) was astutely signed, once again, by Sylvia Robinson to Sugarhill Records.

                                  Robinson was not the only woman on the business side of hip-hop. There was Kool Lady Blue who first brought rap out of the Bronx and into downtown NYC at the Roxy nightclub and also later managed The Rocksteady Crew. Monica Lynch who rose to head of A and R and president of Tommy Boy Records, and later vice-president of Warners, comments that because hip-hop was new it did not have the hierarchy of the traditional music industry and women were thus able to move more easily into executive roles. Later, as we shall see, many of the artists moved into the business themselves taking control of their careers and aiding others.

                                  Roxanne Shante is certainly the first female rapper to make a career out of her music. Shante and fellow Queens-resident and producer Marley Marl fought their corner for both their borough (taking on Boogie Down Productions and the Bronx) and anyone else who dared call themselves ‘Roxanne’ in a slanging-match known as ‘The Roxanne Wars’. This verbal jousting had its antecedents dating back to the ‘dozens’ of the playground and tower-block (‘Your mother is a …’, ‘No, your mother is a …’) and to the Griot storytellers of Africa. Roxanne Shante, and many others here, effortlessly subverted this - and many other - male-dominated traditions to create and re-write new histories.

                                  Female rap is thirty years old (yes, thirty) and it just don’t stop. Here is a snapshot of that history. The album includes so many firsts – first solo record, first crew on record, first number one, first grammy winner, that it would be easier to list the few records featured here that are not historical landmarks in the ongoing tale of female hip-hop.

                                  "An incredibly entertaining selection of trailblazers that consistently hits the right note" OBSERVER

                                  "Soul Jazz provide the ultimate sourcebook" TIME OUT

                                  "It's not easy to imagine a more enjoyable survey of female MCs" THE GUARDIAN

                                  "An excellent album that is quite simply tons of fun" THE WIRE

                                  "This is the sort of thing Soul Jazz does best: a history of an under-anthologised corner of the musical world. 'Fly Girls!' collects many of the major names from the first wave of female rappers. INDEPENDENT

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                                  The Vinyl is in two double-album editions:

                                  VOLUME 1 - Tracks 1-10

                                  VOLUME 2 - Tracks 11-20

                                  • JJ Fad – Ya Goin' Down
                                  • Princess MC – Pump Up The Funk
                                  • Tanya Winley – Vicious Rap
                                  • Sweet Tee – I Got Da Feelin'
                                  • Nikki Giovanni – Ego Tripping
                                  • MC Lyte – Cha Cha Cha
                                  • Two Sisters – B-Boys Beware
                                  • Cookie Crew – Secrets of Success
                                  • Sequence – Simon Says
                                  • Bahamadia – Paper Thin
                                  • Sparky D – I Can't Stop
                                  • Queen Latifah Featuring Monie Love – Ladies First
                                  • Lady B – To The Beat Y'All
                                  • Camille Yarbrough – Take Yo' Praise
                                  • Missy Elliot – The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
                                  • Dimples D – Sucker DJ
                                  • She Rockers – Give It A Rest
                                  • Sarah Webster Fabio – Glimpses
                                  • The Kryptic Krew featuring Tina B – Jazzy Sensation
                                  • Roxanne Shanté – Bite This
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                                  "Mother of the Future" and loads more intense jazz dance classics!

                                  Deep, fiery music!


                                    Can You Dig It ?The Music and Politics of Black Action Films 1968 - 75Soul Jazz Records

                                    ''Can You Dig It?' is as definitive as it gets, and treats its subject seriously, lovingly and with an attention to detail that makes it a necessary purchase. An exemplary collection that is near perfect.' WIRE MAGAZINE

                                    ‘Can You Dig It?’ charts the rise of ‘Black Action Films’ from 1970-75. It comes as a double-CD collection of the stunning music from these films. The vinyl is on two monster loud separate double albums.
                                    The Black Action Films
                                    of the early 1970s gave the Hollywood industry its first African-American cinema – actors, directors, cameramen, editors and writers. These films discussed aspects of the African-American experience in the form of entertainment. Storylines interwove post-civil rights revolution with action stories, many involving pimps, prostitutes, drug dealers or private detectives.

                                    The films also featured the finest funk and soul black music of the time as stars such as James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Willie Hutch and Roy Ayers produced some of their finest work, with film budgets allowing for the addition of huge orchestral arrangements by jazz legends such as Quincy Jones, Johnny Pate and JJ Johnson. In the early 1970s, Black Action Films exploded into the cinema with three extremely successful films – ‘Shaft’, ‘Super Fly’ and ‘Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song’. The most profound statement of these films was their actual existence – black actors and black directors entering the previously closed Hollywood film industry. Black Action Films were a representation of politically everything that had gone before and stylistically of everything that was current. Civil rights, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Black Power, Black Panthers, Vietnam sit alongside the criminal worlds of policemen, private investigators, bail bondsmen and the criminals, drug dealers, pimps and hustlers that they parole. ‘Can U Dig It?’ brings you everything you always wanted to know about black action films. This is an essential Soul Jazz Records release!

                                    VOLUME ONE OF VINYL is TRACKS 1-16
                                    VOLUME TWO OF VINYL is TRACKS 17-34

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                                    • Roy Ayers – Coffy Is The Color
                                    • Gene Page – Blacula
                                    • Johnny Pate – Shaft In Africa
                                    • Willie Hutch – Brother's Gonna Work It Out
                                    • Don Costa – Charley - Main Theme
                                    • Marvin Gaye – 'T' Plays It Cool
                                    • Bobby Womack – Across 110th Street
                                    • J.J. Johnson – Willie Chase
                                    • James Brown – Down And Out In New York City
                                    • Quincy Jones – They Call Me MISTER Tibbs
                                    • Martha Reeves and J.J. Johnson – Keep On Movin' On
                                    • Dennis Coffey – Theme From Black Belt Jones
                                    • Curtis Mayfield – Freddie's Dead
                                    • The Blackbyrds – Wilford's Gone
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                                    • Isaac Hayes – Run Fay Run
                                    • Isaac Hayes – Shaft
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                                    • Joe Simon – Theme From Cleopatra Jones
                                    • Johnny Pate – You Can't Even Walk In The Park
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                                    • James Brown – Make It Good To Yourself
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                                      • Reissue LP£9.99
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                                        In early 1965, just as the West African High-life scene was becoming rather a drag and everybody was bored with it all, the revoluntionary sound of Fela Ransome-Kuti & His Koola Lobitos burst upon us! Fela had recently trained at the Trinity College of Music in London before making this album, and was heavily influenced by jazz greats such as Miles Davis and Thad Jones, as a result of this the album has a very jazz infused sound. The horn section features heavilly in the album with Fela (the great musical talent he was) playing trumpet.

                                        Funky exotic rhythmic patterns, deep afro jazz grooves this album is a brilliant eye opener and rare opportunity to experience the lesser known early Fela recordings compared to his 70's afrobeat output!

                                        Deluxe digipack, with booklet including Fela’s biography and track-by-track commentary from Afrobeat historian Chris May.

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                                        • – signature tune
                                        • – omuti
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                                        • – First Come, First Serve
                                        • – Sweet Sister Funk
                                        • – Lord Sideways
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                                          • New LP £10.99
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                                          Makaya McCravenUniversal BeingsInternational Anthem Recording Company

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                                          • – A Queen's Intro
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                                          • – Tall Tales
                                          • – Mantra
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                                          • – Atlantic Black
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                                                • Reissue LP£16.00
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                                                Sun RaThe Night Of The Purple MoonSaturn

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                                                  Nubya GarciaWhen We AreNyasha

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                                                  The EP sees Garcia throw fresh shades on her already distinctive sounds: fusing technical prowess with fiercely heady jazz, soul, gospel, Afro-Caribbean and electronic influences. Features her long term collaborators Femi Koleoso (Ezra Collective), Joe Armon-Jones (Ezra Collective) and Daniel Casimir. As well as killer dancefloor remixes from K15 and Maxwell Owin!

                                                  • – When We Are
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                                                  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


                                                  "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
                                                  • 2xLP (+ Download Code)£23.00
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