• 2×LP£25.99
      Out of stock
    • Man Parrish – Water Sports
    • The Rias Orchestra – Amram
    • John J. Francis – God's Garden
    • Chac Mool – Ofrenda
    • Kraan – Silky Way
    • G.R.C. Five – Saga Of A Secluded Swamp Monster
    • Free Fantasy – Caroline
    • Jeanette – L'Amour Joue Au Violon
    • Wavemaker – Tunnel Of Love
    • Bobby Lyle – Making Love
    • Babla & Kanchan – Aay Mere Dil
    • FG's Romance – What Is Love Today?
    • Etienne Vermoessen & Guido Delo – Easy Morning
    • Musyl & Joseppa – Follow Me
    • Karat – Auf Den Meeren
    • 1. Water Sports
    • 2. Amram
    • 3. God's Garden
    • 4. Ofrenda
    • 5. Silky Way
    • 6. Saga Of A Secluded Swamp Monster
    • 7. Caroline
    • 8. L'Amour Joue Au Violon
    • 9. Tunnel Of Love
    • 10. Making Love
    • 11. Aay Mere Dil
    • 12. What Is Love Today?
    • 13. Easy Morning
    • 14. Follow Me
    • 15. Auf Den Meeren

    ‘Ritual Chants’ is a stellar earthbound and outer space odyssey spanning 3 discs, respectfully embellishing Psychemagik’s taste and passion for the wonderful, the sublime and very often unusual. 

    Part two ' Love' as you can imagine is an all out charm offensive, laced with smooth and sublime early evening oddities. When it comes to compilation's Psychemajik really are the kings!

    Other Releases by Psychemagik

    PsychemagikWe Can Be One (inc. Kassian remix)Psychemagik

    Mid-tempo, cosmic / Balearic vibes from the Psychemagik boys backed with version from Kassian, who take us on an even deeper, psychedelic trip!

    • – We Can Be One (Original)
    • – We Can Be One (Original Instrumental)
    • – We Can Be One (Kassian Vocal Remix)
    • – We Can Be One (Kassian Instrumental Remix)

    People also bought

    PsychemagikRitual Chants: BeachEskimo Recordings

    ‘Ritual Chants’ is a stellar earthbound and outer space odyssey spanning 3 discs, respectfully embellishing Psychemagik’s taste and passion for the wonderful, the sublime and very often unusual. 

    Part one 'Beach' takes us on a trawl through Danny McLewin vast collection of balearic, sun drenched, disco obscurities. Another essential compilation from the Psychemajik...Don't sleep. 

    • El Sueño De Hyparco – Rhodas
    • Tony Wilson – Hangin' Out In Space
    • Zru Vogue – Do The Zru
    • Minako Yoshida – Black Moon
    • Adrian Gurvitz – New World
    • Hitomi Tohyama – Wanna Kiss
    • Chagrin D'Amour – Ciao Katmandou
    • Amini – Habibi
    • Electric Machine – Fancy Good
    • Jean Guy Ruff – Cover Girl
    • J.M. Black – Lipstick (Shout!)
    • Danny Boy – Discomix
    • 2×LP£25.99
      Out of stock
    PsychemagikRitual Chants: DanceEskimo Recordings

    ‘Ritual Chants’ is a stellar earthbound and outer space odyssey spanning 3 discs, respectfully embellishing Psychemagik’s taste and passion for the wonderful, the sublime and very often unusual. 

    'Dance' (part 3) does what it says on the tin and focuses on the dance-floor side of Danny McLewin's digging taking us on a journey through boogie, disco, house and p-funk. Essential!!!! 

    • La P'tite Fred – Stormy Love Affair
    • Ennio Morricone – Dance On
    • The Right Combination – I'm Still In Love With You
    • Sharpio – Dance Drome (We Can Make Your Body Move) (Instrumental)
    • Mansour Sallama – Love And Happiness
    • Grant Santino – Try Love
    • Dionne – Come Get My Lovin'
    • Will To Power – Say It's Gonna Rain (Acid Rain Dub)
    • Raoul Denis Jr – Ti Gason (Fe Respew')
    • Dan Lacksman – Love You Every Day
    • Pop Corn Makers – Nothing
    • Family Four – En Häst Utan Namn
    • 2×LP£25.99
      Out of stock
    PsychemagikPresents: Magik CyrklesLeng

    KILLER compilation of obscure and long-lost psychedelic funk, cosmic disco, Balearica, Middle Eastern beats and beyond!

    As well as prolific producers, Psychemagik are also vinyl collectors at heart, a passion that has led them to be the go-to guys when other collectors are looking for that elusive piece of wax and count Soulwax, Chemical Brothers, Lovefingers, Q-Tip, Fake Blood, Tom Middleton & Lord Finesse as happy customers! We rarely say this but...YOU NEED THIS!

    • Intrinsic Trance – Hey Policeman!
    • Sirarcusa – Streap-Tease In The Stars (The Way I Do)
    • The Bear Brothers – Love Is (Psychemagik Edit)
    • Epsilon – Ayayaya
    • Miro – Safari of love
    • raja zahr – drum sequence
    • malibu – 80's, 80's?
    • 1. Intrinsic Trance – Hey Policeman!
    • 2. Sirarcusa – Streap-Tease In The Stars (The Way I Do)
    • 3. The Bear Brothers – Love Is (Psychemagik Edit)
    • View full info and tracklisting
    • 2×LP£18.99
      Out of stock
    PsychemagikRitual ChantsEskimo Recordings

    Another superb selection from Psychemagik! A stellar earthbound and outer space odyssey spanning 3 discs, respectfully embellishing Psychemagik’s taste and passion for the wonderful, the sublime and very often unusual.

    'Ritual Chants' skilfully shows insights into applying retro finds into a contemporary setting, much of the material acquired via world tours and capturing the excitement of finding lost jewels and sharing them to crowds across the planet.

    • Man Parrish – Water Sports
    • The Rias Orchestra – Amram
    • John J. Francis – God's Garden
    • Chac Mool – Ofrenda
    • Kraan – Silky Way
    • G.R.C. Five – Saga Of A Secluded Swamp Monster
    • Free Fantasy – Caroline
    • Jeanette – L'Amour Joue Au Violon
    • Wavemaker – Tunnel Of Love
    • Bobby Lyle – Making Love
    • Babla & Kanchan – Aay Mere Dil
    • FG's Romance – What Is Love Today?
    • Etienne Vermoessen & Guido Delo – Easy Morning
    • Musyl & Joseppa – Follow Me
    • Karat – Auf Den Meeren
    • El Sueño De Hyparco – Rhodas
    • Tony Wilson – Hangin' Out In Space
    • Zru Vogue – Do The Zru
    • Golden Hands – Take Me Back
    • Minako Yoshida – Black Moon
    • Adrian Gurvitz – New World
    • Hitomi Tohyama – Hitomi Tohyama
    • Chagrin D'Amour – Ciao Katmandou
    • Amini – Habibi
    • Electric Machine – Fancy Good
    • Jean Guy Ruff – Cover Girl
    • J.M. Black – Lipstick (Shout!)
    • Danny Boy – Discomix
    • La P'tite Fred – Stormy Love Affair
    • Ennio Morricone – Dance On
    • The Right Combination – I'm Still In Love With You
    • Sharpio – Dance Drome (We Can Make Your Body Move) (Instrumental)
    • Mansour Sallama – Love And Happiness
    • Grant Santino – Try Love
    • Dionne – Come Get My Lovin'
    • Will To Power – Say It's Gonna Rain (Acid Rain Dub)
    • Raoul Denis Jr – Ti Gason (Fe Respew')
    • Dan Lacksman – Love You Every Day
    • Pop Corn Makers – Nothing
    • Family Four – En Häst Utan Namn
    • 3×CD£14.99
      Out of stock
    Studio One RocksteadySoul Jazz Records

    Out now!

    Get ready .. 

    With excellent sleevenotes by Lloyd Bradley (author of the classic book Bass Culture - When Reggae Was King (Penguin)) this album is dedicated to rocksteady at Studio One as well as covering reggae soul and the birth of reggae.

    Featuring an all-star selection of artists: Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths, Jackie Mittoo, The Heptones, John Holt, Alton Ellis, Dennis Brown and more.

    Soul Jazz Records' Studio One Rocksteady is released in CD- jewel case, 16-page booklet with card slipcase, as well as a heavyweight double-vinyl edition in deluxe strong gatefold sleeve (with full sleeve notes and free download code) and also as a digital download.

    "A Superb choice of songs, an essential selection" David Rodigan

    REVIEWS:

    "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

    "This stunning compile… perfectly articulates rocksteady's correlation with sweet, sweet soul music… Heart-warming, life-affirming stuff." Stack Magazine, Australia 

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

    “Splendid anthology” Rock & Folk, France

    "First class compilation for connoisseurs.” SKUG Magazine, Austria

    • The Eternals – Stars
    • John Holt – Fancy Make Up
    • Cecille Campbell – Whisper To Me
    • The Heptones – Party Time
    • The Gaylads – Joy In The Morning
    • Marcia Griffiths – My Ambition
    • The Heptones – Love Won't Come Easy
    • Alton Ellis – Hurting Me
    • The Wailing Souls – Row Fisherman Row
    • Ken Boothe – Home Home Home
    • Jackie Mittoo – Our Thing
    • Ken Boothe – When I Fall In Love
    • Larry & Alvin – Throw Me Corn
    • Duke Morgan – Lick It Back
    • Carlton and The Shoes – Me and You
    • Dennis Brown – Easy Take It Easy
    • The Classics – Pack Up
    • Ken Boothe – Moving Away
    • 2×LP£23.00
      Out of stock
    • CD£12.00
      Out of stock
    • MP3 Release£7.99
      In stockAdd to Bag
    Loose JointsIs It All Over My Face? - Kon Edit / Unreleased Original VersionsWest End

    Kon remixes this classic disco tune (using both original male and female vocals)  penned by Arthur Russell. Includes a previously, unreleased full length version.

    • – Is It All Over My Face - Kons Duet Mix
    • – Is It All Over My Face - Unreleased Single Female Vocal Version
    • – Is It All Over My Face - Unreleased Original Full Length Version
    • 1. – Is It All Over My Face - Kons Duet Mix
    • 2. – Is It All Over My Face - Unreleased Single Female Vocal Version
    • 3. – Is It All Over My Face - Unreleased Original Full Length Version
    • View full info and tracklisting
    • 12"£7.99
      Out of stock
    Angelo BadalamentiTwin Peaks: OSTDeath Waltz Recording Company

    Reissue of the original score by Angelo Badalamenti, known as the man behind the musical style often referred to as "Lynchian". The music from the show holds its own as a standalone album of timeless music, winning Badalamenti a Grammy in 1990 for the Twin Peaks theme.

    Angelo Badalamenti's soundtrack remains cherished to this day, and yet has been out of print on vinyl for 25 years. This reissue has been on the cards for some time and finally here it is, given the full ultra-deluxe Death Waltz treatment: remastered and pressed on “damn fine coffee” coloured wax with the zig-zag flooring pattern from the dream sequences die-cut into the classy gatefold sleeve. 

    • – Twin Peaks Theme
    • – Laura Palmer's Theme
    • – Audrey's Dance
    • – The Nightingale
    • – Freshly Squeezed
    • New LP (180g)£37.99
      Out of stock
    Betty HarrisThe Lost Queen Of New Orleans SoulSoul Jazz Records

    Betty Harris’ The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul features all of her classic deep soul, sister funk and northern soul songs recorded in New Orleans in the 1960s - all written, produced and arranged by the legendary Allen Toussaint, and featuring the cream of New Orleans musicians and the incredible Meters.

    All of these singles featured here were released on Allen Toussaint and his business partner Marshall Sehorn’s local New Orleans label Sansu, widely distributed in the southern city but in only limited quantities elsewhere. As a consequence, Betty Harris’ music failed to achieve the commercial success of other New Orleans artists such as Lee Dorsey (who she recorded with) and The Meters (who backed her). And so at the end of the decade she stopped recording, retired from the music business to raise her family in Florida.

    This is no reflection of the stunning musical quality of all these songs which encompass everything from southern soul, heavy funk, deep soul ballads and northern soul. Betty Harris has been a cornerstone of Soul Jazz Records’ New Orleans Funk and New Orleans Soul compilations. 

    Always soulful and always funky, Betty Harris’ music contains the essence of New Orleans music. She is the Lost Soul Queen of New Orleans. 

    This collection is released on CD, heavyweight gatefold double LP vinyl (+ download code) and digital and comes complete with full biography, original label artwork.

    To coincide with this album New Orleans legend Betty Harris  will in the new year be performing two rare live UK shows at the 100 Club, London on Feb 17,2017 and Band on the Wall, Manchester on Feb 18, 2017.

    • Betty Harris – There's A Break In The Road
    • Betty Harris – 12 Red Roses
    • Betty Harris – Mean Man
    • Betty Harris – I'm Gonna Git Ya
    • Betty Harris – Ride Your Pony
    • Betty Harris – Show It
    • Betty Harris – I Don't Wanna Hear It
    • Betty Harris – Bad Luck
    • Betty Harris – Hook, Line 'n' Sinker
    • Betty Harris – Lonely Hearts
    • Betty Harris – What A Sad Feeling
    • Betty Harris – What'd I Do Wrong
    • Betty Harris – Trouble With My Lover
    • Betty Harris – Sometime
    • Betty Harris – I'm Evil Tonight
    • Betty Harris – Nearer To You
    • Betty Harris – All I Want Is You
    Stevie WonderInnervisions (1973)Tamla

    Perhaps the best album from Stevie Wonder!

    Classic Margouleff and Cecil production. Every track's a winner!

    Superb mid-70s space age psychedelic soul!

    You need this - simple as that!


    • – Too High
    • – Higher Ground
    • – Don't You Worry Bout A Thing
    • New LP (180g) + Download Code£21.99
      Out of stock
    • Original LP£15.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' money-back guarantee!
      Out of stock
    • CD£7.99
      In stockAdd to Bag
    The Last PoetsBy Christine Otten

    New book on the LAST POETS - first ever!

    Description: Harlem, 1969. The air is charged with hope and revolution. The Black Panters are in their prime, crack has not yet hit the streets. This is the backdrop against which The Last Poets wrote their passionate, self-critical poetry. Some twenty years later, young hip-hop bands drew on the Last Poets' legacy, making them the 'founding fathers' of hip-hop. Christine Otten's audacious novel is based on the The Last Poets' life stories, from their youth in the ghetto to their love lives, triumphs, and defeats. The Last Poets is about New York and American history but―like all Great American Novels―even more about human resilience and beauty's staying power.

      Pedro SantosKrishnandaCBS

      Insanely rare album from 1968 by percussionist Pedro Santos. A spiritual, psychedelic Brazilian masterpiece from start to finish – celebrated by everyone from Seu Jorge and Kassin to Floating Points, Madlib, Quantic, Gilles Peterson and DJ Nuts! Essential!

      • – Ritual Negro
      • – Agua Viva
      • – Um So
      • – Sem Sombra
      • – Savana
      • – Advertencia
      • – Quem Sou Eu?
      • – Flor De Lotus
      • – Dentro Da Selva
      • – Desengano Da Vista
      • – Dual
      • – Arabindu
      • LP (180 gram)£35.00
        Out of stock
      • CD£11.00
        In stockAdd to Bag
      James BaldwinBlues For Mister CharlieCorgi

      Second-hand U.S. paperback copy has tear to back

        • Original Book (250g)£7.00
          Out of stock
        Awa PouloPoulo WaraliAwesome Tapes From Africa

        Awesome Tapes From Africa release Awa Poulo's newest recording of highly virtuosic folk-pop, fresh from the studio, broadcasting her vision of Peulh music beyond the grazing grounds and central markets of her remote home region in southwestern Mali.

        • – Dimo Yaou Tata
        • – Djulau
        • – Djara Wilam
        • – Mido Yirima
        • – Noumou Foli
        • – Poulo Hoto Ngari
        • – Poulo Warali
        • – Sidy Modibo
        • LP£18.99
          Out of stock
        • CD£11.99
          Out of stock
        Demon FuzzAfreaka!Janus

        Mellow latin-rock from a British group a bit like Mandingo

          • LP (180 gram)£19.99
            Out of stock
          • Reissue LP£12.99
            Out of stock
          Wayfaring Strangers: Ladies from the CanyonNumero Group

          Very highly recommended compilation of super-rare self-released private press and little label 1970s US female folk! This is absolutely gorgeous music that will appeal to fans of Joni Mitchell, Linda Perhacs, Vashti Bunyan etc! This is our favourite release from the ever-excellent Numero label! Truly beautiful, haunting, mellow, bittersweet, tranquil music that fills your life with sunshine and clears your mind like a good massage! As ever with the Numero label, this is wonderfully packaged with loads of photos and extensive sleeve notes.

          Highly recommended! Check the soundclips!

          • Becky Severson – A Special Path
          • Collie Ryan – Cricket
          • Linda Rich – Cricket
          • Caroline Peyton – Engram
          • Caroline Peyton – Engram
          • Judy Kelly – Window
          • Jennie Pearl – Maybe In Another Year
          • Priscilla Quinby – With All Hands
          • LP£21.99
            Out of stock
          Theo Parrish, Duminie Deporres & WaajeedGentrified Love Part 2Sound Signature

          Theo Parrish is back!!!!

          This is his first work since his 2014 American Intelligence album, this time around he teams up with Rotating Assembly member Duminie DePorres and Dirt Tech Reck head Waajeed. 'Gentrified Love Part 2' delivers 2 very different dancefloor cuts, 'warrior code' is a pounding broken beat masterclass while the b-side 'leave the funk to us' is a more bouncy funky affair! Both absolute killers and sure to fly - don't sleep!!!! 

          • – Warrior Code
          • – Leave the Funk to Us
          • 12"£12.99
            Out of stock
          Venezuela 70 : Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American EarthSoul Jazz Records

          Soul Jazz Records’ new Venezuela 70 is the first-ever album of its kind to take a look at the groundbreaking experimental rock music made in Venezuela and created in the 1970s – during a time when the country was both a modern cultural and economic powerhouse in Latin America on account of wealth from its vast oil supplies. 

          Venezuela lies at the northern part of South America, with neighbouring Colombia to its west and Brazil to its south. The north coast borders the Caribbean.

          Whilst much of 1960s Venezuelan rock music emulated British and USA styles, the 1970s saw the evolution of a new generation of creative artists such as Vytas Brenner, Angel Rada, Pablo Schneider and Miguel Angel Fuster, who all explored the possibilities of mixing together rock with elements of electronica, funk, jazz, latin rhythms simultaneously exploring their links with Venezuelan roots music, creating a new sound which blended a multitude of new and old world influences, uniquely Venezuelan.

          These Venezuelan artists looked to the future while exploring their country’s own musical heritage to create a new cultural identity. Similarities can be drawn with then contemporary movements around the world such as the Trópicalia and post-Trópicalia 1970s scene in Brazil of Os Mutantes, Novos Baianos, Secos e Molhados (all of which feature on Soul Jazz Records’ earlier Brazil 70).

          A similar parallel can be made in Europe with the experimental German groups of the 1970s (Can, Amon Duul, Harmonia, Neu all featured on Soul Jazz Records’ Deutsche Electronische Musik) who deconstructed and reconstructed the links between rock music and electronics to define a new German cultural identity.

          Most of these artists featured on Venezuela 70 remain practically unknown outside of Venezuela’s borders and yet their progressive forward-thinking music is some of the most sophisticated in the world – a stunning ‘melting pot’ mix of underground rock, synthetic electronics, funk, jazz and Latin American rhythms all of which explored new sounds and broke down musical boundaries to create a distinct and unique Venezuelan music and cultural identity.

          • Vytas Brenner – Araguaney
          • Pablo Schneider – Amor En Llamas
          • Un Dos Tres y Fuera – Machu Picchu
          • Miguel Angel Fuster – Polvo Lunar
          • Angel Rada – Basheeba
          • Fernando Yvosky – Barcos De Papel
          • Un Dos Tres y Fuera – Son De Tambor y San Juan
          • Vytas Brenner – Bang-Going-Gone
          • Aldemaro Romero y Su Onda Nueva – Irene
          • Miguel Angel Fuster – Dame De Comer
          • Un Dos Tres y Fuera – San Juan, Tambor y Fuera
          • Ofrenda Vytas Brenner – Caracas Para Locos
          • Grupo C.I.M. – Joropo No. 1
          • Angel Rada – Panico a Las 5am
          • Apocalipsis – Ayudame a Encontrar Mi Camino
          • Miguel Angel Fuster – La Quema De Judas
          Nigeria Soul Fever - Afro Funk, Disco and BoogieSoul Jazz Records

          Soul Jazz Records’ new Nigeria Soul Fever is their first release to explore the vast wealth of Nigerian music recorded in the 1970s. The new album comes with introductory sleevenotes by Bill Brewster (author of Last Night A DJ Saved My Life).

          Packed-full with Afro-Funk, Disco and Boogie all from Nigeria, this triple album/double CD set brings together a stunning collection of diverse West African sounds. Whilst a small handful of the artists featured (Joni Haastrup, Tee Mac, Christy Essien) have seen the light of day outside Africa, this is essentially a collection of killer tracks by an array of artists completely unknown outside of Nigeria. 

          Artists such as Don Bruce & The Angels, Akin Richards & The Executives, Angela Starr, Jimmy Sherry & The Music Agents. It’s no surprise that these records are extremely rare and expensive to buy individually so this album will save you going broke trying to find them.

          These recordings were made at a time when Nigeria’s trade restrictions banned imported records. Whilst new musical trends (such as American soul, funk, disco etc) entered and influenced the country, the local music scene remained just that – local. Consequently, these recordings remain practically unknown to anyone outside of the country.

          Nigeria Soul Fever is released as triple-album vinyl + download, double-CD digi-pack and digital download. This album follows on from Soul Jazz Records’ 1960s collection Nigeria Freedom Sounds, released last month, and will be followed by the reissue of the incredibly rare and groovy Nigerian 1980 disco boogie funk album Tee Mac’s Night Illusion.

          "Excellent new soul jazz compilation Nigeria Soul Fever: Afrofunk, Disco And Boogie: West African Disco Mayhem!" THE GUARDIAN

          READ Guardian top 10 Nigerian Disco full feature here


          • Joni Haastrup – Free My People
          • Christy Essien – You Can't Change A Man
          • Akin Richards & The Executives – Afrikana Disco
          • Tee Mac – Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
          • Joni Haastrup – Greetings
          • Don Bruce and The Angels – Ocheche (Happy Song)
          • Benis Cletin – Get Up and Dance
          • Colomach – Enoviyin
          • Joni Haastrup – Do The Funkro
          • Tee Mac featuring Marjorie Barnes – Living Everyday
          • Arakatula – Mr Been To
          • Angela Starr – Disco Dancing
          • Joni Haastrup – Wake Up Your Mind
          • Jimmy Sherry & The Musik Agents – Nwaeze
          • Benis Cletin – Soul Fever
          • Arakatula – Wake Up Africa
          • 1. Joni Haastrup – Free My People
          • 2. Christy Essien – You Can't Change A Man
          • 3. Akin Richards & The Executives – Afrikana Disco
          • View full info and tracklisting
          Jackie MittooThe Keyboard King At Studio OneUniversal Sound

          As Soul Jazz Records enter into the mighty vaults of Studio One, the most respected label in reggae history, we present you with this showcase of Jackie Mittoo, one of the defining figureheads of reggae music !

          From forming The Skatalites, at age 15, alongside Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook and others, to his work as writer, arranger, producer at Studio One records during the sixties, writing and playing for artists such as Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths and The Heptones (to name a few), to his career as a solo artist as well as leader of bands such as The Soul Brothers, Soul Vendors and The Sound Dimension, Jackie Mittoo is at the heart of reggae music. He was one of the instigators of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae. In the seventies, DJ music and Dancehall were based upon classic rhythms of the sixties, many using the instrumental tracks that Jackie Mittoo created at Studio One at this time.

          This compilation features the work of Jackie Mittoo at Studio One. It features music recorded as a solo artist (as opposed to the numerous singers that he accompanied). Most of these are taken from his recordings in the mid sixties where he was recording on an almost daily basis at Studio One's Brentford Road studios developing the funky reggae sound that was his trademark.

          Soul Jazz Records are releasing this CD as the first of a series of Reggae artists to be covered following the success of the 100% Dynamite releases. Jackie Mittoo is as much an icon of Reggae as he is to fans of Funk music. He is without doubt the funkiest keyboard player ever to come out of Jamaica !

          Reviews:

          "CD of the Week. The coolest man who ever lived" THE GUARDIAN***** "

          Named by MOJO as one of the 100 cult heroes of all time, this is a lovingly curated compilation" THE INDEPENDENT

          "After Soul Jazz Records' groundbreaking 100% Dynamite CD's comes Jackie Mittoo. If you've caught the funky reggae bug, you need this" MUZIK

          "Rocksteady, compulsively funky Ska and Soul. An excellent Soul Jazz compilation" MOJO

          • Jackie Mittoo – Get Up And Get It
          • Jackie Mittoo – Black Organ
          • Jackie Mittoo – Killer Diller
          • Jackie Mittoo – Totally Together
          • Jackie Mittoo – Hot Tamale
          • Jackie Mittoo – Reggae Rock
          • Jackie Mittoo – Oboe
          • Jackie Mittoo – Juice Box
          • Jackie Mittoo – Summer Breeze
          • Jackie Mittoo – Drum Song
          • Jackie Mittoo – P. Cafe
          • Jackie Mittoo – Henry The Great
          • Jackie Mittoo – Stereo Freeze
          • Jackie Mittoo – Wall Street
          • Jackie Mittoo – Darker Shade Of Black
          Beastie BoysPaul's BoutiqueCapitol Records

          Bona-fide, stone cold masterpieces are hard to come by, but this is the masterpiece of all masterpieces. Absolutely phenomenal from beginning to end, funny, witty, if you don't like this you're insane. Just insane...

            • New LP £22.99
              Out of stock
            • CD£13.99
              Out of stock
            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
            • View full info and tracklisting
            PUNK 45: Les Punks - The French ConnectionSoul Jazz Records

            Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 release documents the first radical underground punk bands to come out of France including Metal Urbain (the first group ever to be signed to Rough Trade Records), Marie et Les Garçons, Asphalt Jungle, through to the earliest experimental cold wave/minimal wave electronic groups such as Kas Product, Charles de Goal and A3 Dans le WC who emerged at the start of the 1980s.

            The accompanying large 44-page outsize booklet shows how punk in France emerged out of the country’s history of rebellion and revolution (from Serge Gainsbourg to the Paris ‘68 riots) as well as a love for American punk and proto bands like The New York Dolls and The Stooges, and was kick-started by witnessing the first UK punk bands (including the Sex Pistols who played in Paris in Sep 1976).

            It also explains how French revolutionary, artistic and intellectual ideas influenced the birth of punk in both New York (Dadaism and Surrealism, Rimbaud and Voltaire) and in Britain (Situationism), how Paris based art collective Bazooka influenced the work of Jamie Reid and The Sex Pistols, and more besides. 

            The booklet features extensive text, exclusive photography as well as interviews with key French figures in the movement including Marc Zermati (Skydog Records), Patrick Eudeline (Asphalt Jungle), Michel Esteban (Ze Records) and Eric Debris (Metal Urbain).

            Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 album comes as a heavyweight double vinyl LP with gatefold sleeve, inserts, full sleeve notes + download code and also as a deluxe CD pack + 50-page outsize booklet and as a digital album.

            This is the latest in Soul Jazz Records’ Punk 45 series which documents punk around the world, following on from earlier releases Punk 45: Kill The Hippies (USA punk), Punk 45: There Is No Such Thing As Society (UK punk and post-punk), Punk 45: Sick on You (proto-punk), Punk 45: Burn, Rubber City Punk (Akron), Punk 45: Extermination Nights in The Sixth City (Cleveland) and Punk 45: Chaos in the City of Angels and Devils (Los Angeles) as well as the book Punk 45: Singles Cover Art of Punk with Jon Savage

            REVIEWS

            Read PITCHFORK article here

            • Marie et Les Garçons – Rien A Dire
            • Metal Boys – Sweet Marylin
            • Fantomes – I Wanna Be Your Dog
            • Gazoline – Sally
            • A3 Dans Les WC – Photo Couleur
            • Asphalt Jungle – Planté Comme Un Privé
            • Warm Gun – Broken Windows
            • Metal Urbain – Paris Maquis
            • Electric Callas – Kill Me Two Times
            • KaS Product – Mind
            • 84 Flesh – Salted City
            • Les Olivensteins – Euthanasie
            • Angel Face – Wolf City Blues
            • Guilty Razors – Hurts and Noises
            • Dogs – Here Comes My Baby
            • Charles De Goal – Dans Le Labyrinthe
            • Guilty Razors – I Don't Wanna Be A Rich
            • Marie et Les Garçons – A Bout De Souffle
            • Calcinator – Électrifié