Studio One Rocksteady Volume 2 : Rocksteady, Soul and Early Reggae at Studio OneThe Soul of Young Jamaica

    Soul Jazz Records
    Preview
    • 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

    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

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    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

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    "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
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    Never Grow OldStudio One Discography & Rhythm Directory

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    This is the definitive new edition of Rob Chapman's 100% essential discography of Studio One. Rob Chapman has written sleevenotes for a number of our Soul Jazz/Studio One releases is one of the most respected of all Studio One aficionados! This book is the bomb!

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      Coxsone's Music 2 : The Sound Of Young JamaicaSoul Jazz Records

      Over 40 tracks!

      This is the second collection to bring together many of the visionary producer Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s early recordings made with Jamaica’s most exciting young artists and musicians who helped define the world of reggae music over the decades following Jamaican Independence.

      These recordings were made when Sir Coxsone ruled the dancehalls of Kingston in the late 1950s and early 1960s with his number one Downbeat Sound System, where songs were tested out on dub plates at a dance to see a crowd’s reaction - the most popular of which were then released commercially.

      Featuring early material by Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond, Tommy McCook (all of whom would form The Skatalites), Toots and The Maytals, young singers such as Bob Marley and The Wailers, Delroy Wilson, Owen Gray all captured in their formative days.

      The music here spans a wealth of styles – Jamaican rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, proto-ska, Rastafarian – all of which were drawn upon to create the future sounds of Jamaican reggae that Sir Coxsone and the artists featured would soon create at Studio One which opened its doors in 1963.

      This collection is released on heavyweight triple-vinyl plus download code, double CD with slipcase and digital download. Sleevenotes and text is by the author Noel Hawks.

      • Roland and his Alley Cats – Jerk Pork
      • Neville Esson – Lovers Jive
      • Monty & The Cyclones – Lazy Lou
      • Owen Gray – Get Drunk
      • Monty & The Cyclones – Dog It
      • Clancy Eccles – More Proof
      • Tommy McCook & The Skatalites – Exodus
      • Clue J and his Blues Blasters – Swanee River Rock
      • Delroy Wilson – Spit In The Sky
      • Roland Alphonso – Federal Special
      • Owen Gray – Grandma Grandpa
      • Don Drummond – Cuban Blockade
      • Theophilus Beckford With Clue J & His City Slickers – Little Lady
      • Tommy McCook – Away From You
      • Clancy Eccles With Hersan & His City Slickers – I Live And I Love
      • Roland Alphonso and His Alley Cats – Hully Gully Rock
      • Delroy Wilson – Lion Of Judah
      • Tommy McCook – Two For One
      • Toots & The Maytals – Sweet Sweet Jenny
      • Roland Alphonso – Grand National
      • Owen Gray With Hersan & His City Slickers – Sinners Weep and Mourn
      • Tommy McCook – Peanut Vendor
      • Toots & The Maytals – Shining Light
      • Lascelles Perkins with Clue J & His Blues Blasters  – Lonely Moments
      • Toots & The Maytals – Six and Seven Books Of Moses
      • Cecil Lloyd – It Happens
      • Bonny & Scully – Don't Do It
      • Don Drummond – Scrap Iron
      • Lascelles Perkins with Clue J & His Blues Blasters  – Creation
      • Tommy McCook – Don't Slam The Door
      • Winston & Bibbie and The Rhythm Aces – Joybells Of Independence
      • Roland Alphonso – Jack Ruby
      • Toots & The Maytals – Hallelujah
      • Bob Marley & The Wailers – Habits
      • Frank Anderson & Tommy McCook – Wheel and Turn
      • Busty & Cool – Kingston To Mo'Bay
      • Don Drummond – Mr Propman
      • Higgs & Wilson – Mighty Man
      • Tommy McCook and Roland Alphonso – Trotting In
      • Bunny & Skitter with Count Ossie and His Wareikas – Cool Breeze
      • The Mellow Larks – Light Of My Life
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        Studio One Dub Fire SpecialSoul Jazz Records

        Soul Jazz Records’ new ‘Studio One Dub Fire Special’ brings together 18 heavyweight dub cuts all recorded at 13 Brentford Road in the 1970s.

        Featuring a stellar selection of dub cuts to classic and foundation songs recorded at Studio One with music from the legendary in-house bands - The Sound Dimension, New Establishment, Soul Defenders and Brentford All-Stars – featuring the likes of reggae’s finest musicians - Jackie Mittoo, Leroy Sibbles, Cedric Brooks, Freddie McGregor and more.

        These fresh dub sounds employed the mighty mixing desk skills of The Dub Specialist, aka Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd and studio engineer supremo Sylvan Morris to full effect. Studio One Dub Fire Special features our latest chapter of raw, stripped-down bass and drum sounds direct from Studio One.

        "Brilliant, absolutely superb collection, a hand-picked selection of dubs straight out of Studio One" David Rodigan

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        • – Cairo
        • – Lourenco Marques
        • – Callie Roots
        • – Libra Dub
        • – Dakar
        • – Better Dub
        • – Rockers Hop
        • – Roots Dub
        • – Moving Dub
        • – Just Can't Dub
        • – Meet 7 Million
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        • – Nairobi
        • – Dub Creation
        • – Virgo Dub
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        • – Darker Black
        • – Capricorn Dub
        Cover Art of Studio One RecordsDeluxe Hardback 12x12" 200 page BookSoul Jazz Books

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        100% Absolutely essential! Super-deluxe 12x12" hardback 200 page plus, hundreds of classic Studio One sleeves including loads of killer rarities!

        Introduction by Steve Barrow.

        This is a seriously heavyweight guide to the great Studio One Records, Reggae's greatest ever record label. From the extensive introduction by Steve Barrow (Author of the Rough Guide to Reggae/Founder of Blood & Fire Records), through hundreds of full size classic sleeves to the clossing 'collector's section' featuring rare silkscreens, alternate sleeves and more, Cover Art of Studio One brings you the artwork from Sir Coxsone's greatest achievement.

        Features classic and rare sleeves from Horace Andy, The Skatalites, Jackie Mittoo, Ken Boothe, Alton Ellis, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Toots and The Maytals, Dillinger, Sugar Minott, Lone Ranger and many, many, many more. A goldmine of design, and a who's who of Reggae.

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          Studio One ShowcaseSoul Jazz Records

          Studio One Showcase brings together a new fine selection of classic tracks from Horace Andy, Freddy McGregor, Johnny Osbourne, Lone Ranger, Sugar Minott, The Heptones, Wailing Souls and other seminal reggae artists all recorded at Studio One in the 1970s.

          By the start of the 1970s, Clement Dodd’s Studio One record label was at a crossroads. The previous two decades had given the producer and record label more success than most aspired to in a lifetime. From the mid-1950s on, the Downbeat Soundsystem had conquered all opponents – from Duke Reid to Prince Buster – and shaped and led the musical landscape of the dancehall. In the 1960s, the establishment of Studio One Records at 13 Brentford Road in Kingston, Jamaica, had led to a Ford Motors-esque production line of hits that similarly defined reggae music.

          But the 1970s was to prove Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s most challenging and yet ultimately the most creative decade of all. Like the most zealous and resourceful of pioneers, Studio One was about to embark on a stunning era of reinvention, adaptation, stripping down and versioning, each step of which marked new musical developments in reggae music – roots reggae, deejay, dancehall, rub a dub and more.

          This album presents an overview of this exciting and ground-breaking decade of the 1970s at Studio One, during an era where, despite challenges from new producers, political turmoil, and almost constant musical and technological innovations in reggae, Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd was able to maintain his position as the pioneering leader in reggae music, and to maintain Studio One is the number one sound in reggae music. Always.

          • Horace Andy – See A Man's Face
          • Cedric Im Brooks and Count Ossie – Right On Rasta
          • Prince Jazzbo – Jah Dread
          • Myrna Hague – What About Me
          • Michigan & Smiley – Time To Be Happy
          • The Wailing Souls – Stick Together
          • Sugar Minott – Have No Fear
          • Judah Eskender Tafari – Just Another Day
          • Dillinger – Chuky Skank
          • Freddie McGregor – Bredda Labba Labba
          • Frankie Wilmoth – Stay With Me
          • Johnny Osbourne – People A Watch Me
          • The Gladiators – Tribulation
          • The Heptones – Hard To Confess
          • Lone Ranger – Fish Tea
          • Jennifer Lara – Ain't No Love
          • The Willows – Send Another Moses
          • The Gaylads & The Brentford Set – Joy In The Morning
          Studio One Jump Up - The Birth Of A SoundSoul Jazz Records

          New Studio One release featuring loads of killer tunes. Includes booklet text and lots of nice pix!
          In the early releases featured here you will find the roots of Studio One’s unique sound – from the first jump-up, boogie-woogie and shuffle recordings made in Jamaica in the late 1950s, as the artists emulated their American rhythm and blues idols – Louis Jordan, Roscoe Gordon, Fats Domino – through to the early Rastafari rhythms of Count Ossie, the righteous Baptist beat of Toots and the Maytals up to the joyous excitement of Ska with tracks by Studio One’s young protégées Bob Marley and The Wailers and the all-mighty Skatalites.


          Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd first began recording music in the late 1950s, making one-off records to play on his Downbeat Sound System. These ‘exclusive dup-plates’ enabled him to reign supreme in the regular dancehall soundclashes of Kingston, fighting off the competition from rivals including Duke Reid the Trojan and Prince Buster. This new album traces the roots of the legendary label as it created the sound of the young independent Jamaican nation going into the early 1960s.


          Sir Coxsone used only the finest musicians in Jamaica for these recordings, including those players that would later become known worldwide as the Skatalites, Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Ernest Ranglin, Rico Rodriguez, Cluett Johnson and others. As fans clamoured to get a copy of these ‘one-off’ exclusive records, Clement Dodd eventually decided to start making them available commercially starting in 1959, and so began the birth of an empire.


          And so by the time the new Studio One studio/record company/pressing plant complex at 13 Brentford Road opened its doors in 1963, with The Skatalites in place as the in-house band, the foundations of Jamaica’s most important record label had already been firmly established. As well as those listed above, this album brings together some of the finest of these early reggae artists to record for Clement Dodd including Derrick Morgan, Owen Gray, Derrick Harriott, Lord Creator and Owen Gray. 


          REVIEWS: "Studio One remains Jamaican music’s mother ship." Irish Times  

          • Basil Gabbidon – Mr. Landlord
          • Clue J and his Blues Blasters – Milk Lane Hop
          • Derrick Morgan – Wigger Wee Shuffle
          • Aubrey Adams and Rico Rodriquez – Stew Peas and Cornflakes
          • The Mello Cat Count Ossie and his Warickers – Another Moses
          • Neville Esson – Wicked and Dreadful
          • Clue J and his Blues Blasters – Proof Rum
          • Derrick Morgan – Leave Earth
          • Lord Creator – Rhythm of the Blues
          • The Jivin' Juniors – Hip Rub
          • Lascelles Perkins – Little Joe
          • Don Drummond and Roland Alphonso – Heaven and Earth
          • Owen Gray – Walk All Over
          • David Brown – Pretty Baby
          • The Maytals – He Will Provide
          • Lester Sterling and The City Slickers – Whale Bone
          • Jackie Opel – Sit Down Servant
          • Roland Alphonso – Bongo Tango
          • Bob Marley and The Wailers – Go Jimmy Go
          • Clue J and The Blues Blasters – The Slider
          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 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.

          • Fabian Cooke – Mother and Child
          • Marcia Griffiths – Mark My Word
          • Freddie McGregor – I Man A Rasta
          • Prince Jazzbo – Natty Ting A Ling
          • The Paragons – Danger In Your Eyes
          • Drum Bago & The Rebel Group – Reggae Version
          • Don Drummond – Nanny's Corner
          • The Stingers – Rasta Don't Stop No One
          • Lone Ranger – Three Mile Skank
          • The Soul Sister – Another Night
          • Freddie McGregor – Come Now Sister
          • Dennis Alcapone – Joe Frazier
          • The Soul Brothers – Soho
          • Alton Ellis – Can I Change My Mind
          • Johnny Osbourne – Jealousy, Heartache and Pain
          • The Gladiators – Bongo Red
          • Pablove Black – Jamrec Dub
          • Cornel Campbell – I'm Still Waiting
          The Legendary Studio One RecordsSoul Jazz Records

          Brand new album featuring non-stop killer Studio One cuts from The Skatalites, Heptones, Lone Ranger, Horace Andy and loads more. 

          Album comes in jewel case with slipcase style CD, limited edition gatefold heavyweight double vinyl and EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD from here.

          This is the first new Studio One/Soul Jazz release in over 3 years and is being released to coincide with our forthcoming monster new deluxe hardback 12x12" 200 page full colour book featuring hundreds of super classic and rare Studio One sleeves. 

          • The Skatalites – Ball of Fire
          • The Heptones – I'm Your Man
          • Lone Ranger – Everything She Want
          • Horace Andy – New Broom
          • Michigan and Smiley – Rub A Dub Style (12" Mix)
          • The Maytals – Treat Me Bad
          • Freddie McKay – Watch Your Step
          • Pablove Black – Mr. Music
          • Wailing Souls – Run My People
          • Willie Williams – Master Plan
          • The Skatalites – Fidel Castro
          • Marcia Griffiths – Hold You Tight
          • Dub Specialist – Sitting With Stupid
          • Prince Jazzbo – Rock For Dub
          • Super and Sleepy – Enemy
          • Dub Specialist – Luanda
          • Doreen Schaeffer – This Love
          • Ernest Ranglin – Ranglin Doddlin'
          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 Ska FeverSoul Jazz Records

          A blistering collection of ska tunes from Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd's legendary Studio One Records, Jamaica's foundation label of reggae music. Featuring  classic cuts from the originators of Ska - The Skatalites, The Wailers, Lee Perry -  alongside a heavy dose of superb rarities from the might vaults of 13 Brentford Road - pure Ska Fever !

          Soul Jazz Records new Studio One Ska Fever returns back to the early 1960s - when Ska was the soundtrack to Jamaica's Independence and Sir Coxsone ruled the land and The Skatalites and Studio One were creating history on a daily basis with an endless stream of blistering, scorching classic tunes.

          This album includes an incredible line-up of only the finest artists in reggae music, including Roland Alphonso, The Gaylads, The Ethiopians, Don Drummond, Jackie Opel and many more. An all-star cast from Studio One, as Chris Blackwell famously noted, the 'University of Reggae'.

          The accompanying booklet contains extensive sleeve-notes from Studio One historian Rob Chapman (author of Never Grow Old and Downbeat Special), with information on musicians, tracks, label scans and more.

          Soul Jazz Records' Studio One Ska Fever 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.

          • Hugh Godfrey – Mad World
          • Johnny Moore – Skavling Johnny
          • Bongo Man & The Skatalites – Marcus Garvey
          • The Clarendonians – Rudie Bam Bam
          • Jackie Opel – Old Rocking Chair
          • Bob Marley & The Wailers – Climb The Ladder
          • Jackie Mittoo – Jump For Joy
          • Lee Perry – Gumma
          • The Soul Brothers – Freedom Sounds
          • The Clarendonians – You Won't See Me
          • The Skatalites – Cleopatra
          • The Gaylads – Don't Try To Reach Me
          • The Skatalites – Ska Parisienne
          • Higgs & Wilson – There's A Reward
          • The Skatalites – Timothy
          • The Ethiopians – Live Good
          • Don Drummond – Green Island
          • Bob Marley & The Wailers – Mr. Talkative

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          Fire Over Babylon: Dread, Peace and Conscious Sounds at Studio OneSoul Jazz Records

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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
          The Lost Maestros CollectionDeviation Records

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

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

          • – Zoumana Tereta - Duni
          • – Askia Modibo - Sebela
          • – Labouzou - So Happy In You
          • – Tiowa Dembele - Ho Imimouwo
          • – Trico Boy - Mani Kuru
          • – Tambaoura Jazz - Kabu
          • – Namakoro Fomba - Segou to Yanfolila
          • – Mangala Camara - Djelale
          • – Zoumana Tereta - Falla
          • – Askia Modibo - Ngioumamba
          • – Labouzou - Balanzan 4444
          • – Tiowa Dembele - Mahari
          • – Trico Boy Tchierombaye
          • – Tambaoura Jazz - Salia
          • – Mangala Camara - Fantanden
          • – Tambaoura Jazz - Magasse
          Journeys In Modern Jazz: Great BritainDecca

          **Featuring amazing music from British jazz legends such as Don Rendell, Michael Garrick, Neil Ardley, Ian Carr, Dick Morrissey, Harry Beckett and more!**

          A deep dive into the one of most collectable jazz catalogues in the world, a selection of some of the rarest and most sought-after recordings from the 60s and 70s, a time when British jazz began to find its own identity. Drawn from the iconic labels of Decca, Deram, Argo, EMI Columbia/Lansdowne Series, Fontana, Mercury and Philips.

          • Ken Wheeler and the John Dankworth Orchestra – Don The Dreamer
          • Don Rendell Quintet – A Matter Of Time
          • Michael Garrick Sextet – Second Coming
          • Harry Beckett – Third Road
          • 1. Ken Wheeler and the John Dankworth Orchestra – Don The Dreamer
          • 2. Don Rendell Quintet – A Matter Of Time
          • 5. Michael Garrick Sextet – Second Coming
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          • New 2×LP (180 GRAM) + Download Code£31.00
            • 16-page 12x12" insert with 20,000 word essay detailing this crucial era of British jazz with track commentaries and artist biographies
            • Vinyl audio remastered & cut by Gearbox Records
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          • 2×CD£17.00
            • 2xCD hard cover book includes a 20,000 word essay detailing this crucial era of British jazz with track commentaries and artist biographies
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          UK Electronics 1988-1994: A Compilation of Music from the British Label Mindscan TapesDelodio

          Compilation of seldom heard tracks from UK tape label Mindscan Tapes covering late 80's and early 90's experiments with house, techno and industrial.

          "The very personal vision of a young Englishman who would spend all of his dole money on the production of underground compilation cassettes spanning across electro, early techno, ambient, experimental, house and industrial music."

          • – Pattern Clear - Dreamscape
          • – Dreamcore - Deep In U
          • – M Nomized - Change Fuzz
          • – Spunk Weevils - Jenny
          • – Richard Leake - Homelands
          • – Teknohadfuk - THF 4.1.A
          • – Zero Population Growth - Sickness
          • – Youth Is Violence - Codex
          Can You Feel It? Vol.3: Modern Soul, Disco & Boogie 1976-85Tramp Records

          Tramp Records' top 'Can You Feel It?' series continues with some rare and obscure modern soul, disco and boogie originating from countries as diverse as Barbados, Guyana, Germany, and the US.

          • – Compton Hodge I Wanna Dance
          • – Kip Carmen Stampede
          • – Monofide Come Along With Me And Party
          • – H. Andrews & Company Frisco Disco
          • – Teakwood Can You Dig It?
          • – Parnassus Bay Trippin
          • – Hot Cakes Take The A Plane
          • – Third Stream Gettin It Together
          • – Van Buren Bronco Queen (Pt.1)
          • – Earl Turner S'Port City Rock
          • – Paul Thomas Turn It Out!
          • – JAVA Say Wah Choo Mean
          • – Ivory Warm Love
          • – James Kelly Duhon So Trusting
          • – Nature She's The One
          • – Joshua Jackson Sr. My Woman, My Woman
          • – The Unit III Feel-In
          • – Teresa Harris UFO (feat. The Gene Parker Quintet)
          • – Teresa Harris Good-bye (feat. The Gene Parker Quintet)
          • 2×LP + 7"£26.00
            - Initial pressing contains a bonus 7" of an ultra-rare disco/modern soul 45
            - Incl. full album download code
            - Deluxe double-gatefold LP with detailed liner notes and unseen photographs
            - All but one song are re-issued for the very first-time
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          • CD£13.00
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          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
          Greg Belson's Divine Funk: Rare American Gospel Funk and SoulCultures Of Soul

          Some of the rarest gospel funk records from Greg Belson’s amazing collection featuring everything from the laid back breakbeat laced “I Don’t Want to Be Alone by Allen Gauff Jr to the high octane and socially-on-point take of the Gospel classic ‘This Little Light Of Mine’ by the Gospel Ambassadors to drum break funk of the Wearyland Singers ‘If You See Me Doing Wrong” to the sublime soulfulness of Zella Jackson’s “Days Are Just People.

          • The Chariettes – Nobody But Jesus
          • Allen Gauff, Jr. And His Combo – I Don't Want To Be Alone
          • Christian Harmonizers – Troubles Of The World
          • The Wearyland Singers – If You See Me Doing Wrong
          • Gospel Travelers – Jesus Is Watching You
          • Pearl Farano – Who's Your Boss
          • The Gospel Ambassadors – This Little Light Of Mine
          • The Vocalaires – Save A Seat For Me
          • Birmingham Traveleers – Call Me, Answer
          • Zella Jackson Price – Days Are Just Like People
          • Christian Harmonizers – Blackman, Keep On Doing Your Thing
          • Preacherman Isidore Womack – I've Got Power In My Mind
          • 1. The Chariettes – Nobody But Jesus
          • 2. Allen Gauff, Jr. And His Combo – I Don't Want To Be Alone
          • 3. Christian Harmonizers – Troubles Of The World
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          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
          Oz Echoes: DIY Cassettes And Archives 1980​-​1989Efficient Space

          'Oz Echoes' peels away another layer of Australia’s ‘80s DIY hive mind. The Oz Waves successor exposes a deeper circuit of micro-run cassettes, community radio archives and irrationally abandoned studio sessions, as Steele Bonus sequences a 10-track compendium of drone pop, psycheelectronics and agitated tape cut-ups. Highly recommended!

          • Height/Dismay – Mother's Footsteps
          • The Frenzied Bricks – Vicious Circle
          • Modern Jazz – Zoom Dub
          • Mr Knott – Poor Galileo (He Has Gone Mad)
          • Aeroplane Footsteps – Arabia
          • Shanghai Au Go-Go – I Cried All Winter
          • Matt Mawson – Open The Goddam Door
          • The Horse He's Sick – Terminal Rebound
          • Wrong Kind Of Stone Age – Ravi Dubbi
          • Les Trois Etrangers – Luna
          Strong Love: Songs Of Gay Liberation 1972-1981Chapter Music

          'Strong Love' explores the first wave of openly gay songwriting that emerged after New York's Stonewall Riots kickstarted the modern gay rights movement in 1969. It took just a few years for the defiant chanting and interlocked arms of early 70s pride marches to reverberate onto record, and Strong Love begins with one of the earliest known recordings of openly gay songwriting, 1972's 'A Gay Song' by London hippie collective Everyone Involved. Across 15 tracks, the compilation takes in disarmingly personal folk, uplifting soul, outsider country and dark synth-rock.

          • Everyone Involved – A Gay Song
          • Charlie Murphy – Gay Spirit
          • Blackberri – It's Okay
          • Smokey – Strong Love
          • Robert Campbell – Dreamboy
          • Michael Cohen – Evil & Lusty
          • Lavender Country – Cryin' These Cocksucking Tears
          • Chris Robison – Big Strong Man In My Life
          • Steven Grossman – Out
          • Tom Robinson – Good To Be Gay
          • Buena Vista – Hot Magazine
          • International Gay Society – Stand Up For Your Rights
          • Scrumbly & Martin – Hots For A Hustler
          • Paul Wagner – The One
          • New LP (Coloured Vinyl)£24.00
            Limited pink vinyl edition inc. download card
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          The Best Of ReggaeDoctor Bird

          Expanded version of the best-selling TV advertised album from 1973, comprising 55 of the biggest reggae hits of the late Sixties and early Seventies.

          The double disc collection includes numerous chart-busting hits and dancefloor-fillers, performed by some of the greatest Jamaican performers of the era, including such legendary artists as Desmond Dekker, the Maytals, Dave & Ansel Collins, the Pioneers, John Holt, Greyhound and Bob & Marcia.

          Guaranteed to bring a touch of warm Jamaican sunshine to even the coldest of days, “The Best Of Reggae” is sure to brighten up any occasion, 365 days of the year!

            Impulse Records: Music, Message And The MomentImpulse!

            UNBELIEVABLE new compilation of deep spiritual music by John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Oliver Nelson, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp and other groundbreaking Impulse Artists.

            "Orange and black. Fire and ebony. Fury and pride. Wearing its signature colors proudly and raising its exclamation point high, Impulse! Records was the go-to label for music that harnessed the searching and political stand-taking of the Sixties. Launched in 1961, Impulse grew to become an inherent part of the era’s velocity as well as its volume, pulling jazz into the age of Black Power, Afrocentricity, and Spiritual Expansion. In its balance of tradition and transition, it bridged the golden age of jazz, that brief window from the late Fifties to the Seventies when players representing every jazz era were alive and active—from Louis Armstrong to Albert Ayler, from the legends of lore to a new generation of energy players. Impulse treated all its musicians as innovators, revolutionaries even—from swing and bebop, to free and Afrofuturist. The performances on Impulse Records: Music, Message and the Moment draw their staying power from a wide embrace of styles and sounds, as well as a tight focus on a historic moment when the promise of change was in the air and the message of racial harmony was in the music. Today that music has lost none of its relevance: the promise still deferred, the message still on time."

            • – The John Coltrane Quartet — Africa
            • – Max Roach — Garvey's Ghost
            • – John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane — Reverend King
            • – Alice Coltrane — Blue Nile
            • – Pharoah Sanders — Astral Traveling
            • – Archie Shepp — Blues for Brother George Jackson
            • 1. – The John Coltrane Quartet — Africa
            • 2. – Max Roach — Garvey's Ghost
            • 15. – John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane — Reverend King
            • View full info and tracklisting
            • 4×LP Box Set (2kg)£160.00
              • 4xLP box set is housed in a high-quality archival portfolio cast with a museum drop front.
              • Magazine style booklet featuring original impulse! ads and artist photos
              • Impulse! vinyl slipmat.
              • Free UK shipping!
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            • 2×CD£20.00
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            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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            • 2×LP£30.00
              Limited edition blue coloured vinyl + inners + download
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            • CD£12.00
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            • MP3 Release£8.99
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            30 Years Of Strictly Rhythm: Part Two (Clear Vinyl Repress)Strictly Rhythm

            Mid-90s classics from Strictly's golden era feat. essentials from the likes of Mole People (Aramand Van Helden), DJ Sneak, Wamdue Project, Barbara Tucker and more!

            • Barbara Tucker – Beautiful People (Underground Network Mix)
            • Essence – Moments In House (Full Effect Mix) (DJ T Edit)
            • The Mole People – Break Night
            • DJ Sneak – Keep On Groovin' (Fat Bottom Mix)
            • Wamdue Project – King Of My Castle (Original Mix)
            • South Street Player – (Who?) Keeps Changing Your Mind (The Night Mix)
            • Sole Fusion – Bass Tone (Underground Network Mix)
            • 1. Barbara Tucker – Beautiful People (Underground Network Mix)
            • 2. Essence – Moments In House (Full Effect Mix) (DJ T Edit)
            • 3. The Mole People – Break Night
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            • 2×12" (Coloured Vinyl)£24.00
              Limited clear vinyl repress
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            Edo Funk Explosion Vol. 1Analog Africa

            It was in Benin City, in the heart of Nigeria, that a new hybrid of intoxicating highlife music known as 'Edo Funk' was born. It first emerged in the late 1970s when a group of musicians began to experiment with different ways of integrating elements from their native Edo culture and fusing them with new sound effects coming from West Africa´s night-clubs. Unlike the rather polished 1980's Nigerian disco productions coming out of the international metropolis of Lagos, Edo Funk was raw and reduced to its bare minimum.

            Analog Africa focus on this style with an essential, 12 track compilation with extended notes and photos.

            • Osayomore Joseph And The Creative Seven – Africa Is My Root
            • Akaba Man & The Nigie Rokets – Ta Gha Hunsimwen
            • 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
            • 2×LP£27.00
              Gatefold sleeve with 20 page booklet
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            • CD + Book (200g)£20.00
              Includes a 36 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
            • 2×LP£20.00
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            • CD£12.00
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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
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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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              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
              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
              Tougher Than Tough: Trojan Rude Boy SoundsMusic On Vinyl

              Gone back from 2021-06-18 to 27/08/2021

              On Vinyl’s Trojan compilation series, which celebrates the best works from the legendary reggae label Trojan Records. It was compiled by Laurence Cane-Honeysett, who also wrote the linernotes. Some of the artists featured on this compilation include Stranger Cole, The Pioneers and Alton Ellis. 750 individually numbered copies on orange vinyl. The package also includes exclusive Trojan Records and Music On Vinyl coaster!

              • Stranger & Gladdy – Rudies All Around
              • Lee Perry – Set Them Free
              • Alton Ellis & The Flames – Blessings Of Love
              • Lloyd & Glen – Rudies Give Up
              • The Heptones – Gunmen Coming To Town
              • Derrick Morgan – Tougher Than Tough (Rudie In Court)
              • Honey Boy Martin – Dreader Then Dread
              • The Valentines – Stop The Violence
              • The Originators – Hot Iron
              • Alton Ellis & The Flames – The Preacher
              • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£28.00
                Limited, numbered, orange vinyl edition inc. Trojan / Music On Vinyl coaster!​
                Expected 27 AugPreorder
              Right On Time: Trojan Rock SteadyMusic On Vinyl

              Gone back from 2021-06-18 to 27/08/2021

              Second part of MOV's Trojan compilation series, which celebrates the best works from the legendary reggae label Trojan Records. It was compiled by Laurence Cane-Honeysett, who also wrote the linernotes. Some of Trojan’s finest are featured on this compilation; as there are The Gladiators, The Melodians, The Gladiators, Ken Boothe a.o. 750 individually numbered copies on orange vinyl. The package also includes an exclusive Trojan / Music On Vinyl coaster.

              • Joe White – My Guiding Star
              • Delroy Wilson – I Want To Love You
              • Alton Ellis – Why Did You Leave Me (To Cry)
              • The Sealmates – She Said She Loves Me
              • The Sensations – Right On Time
              • Leslie Butler – Revival
              • Stranger & Gladdy – Over Again
              • The Maytals – Reborn
              • Glen Brown – Girl You're Cold
              • Black Brothers – Baby Come Back To Me
              • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£28.00
                Limited, numbered, orange vinyl edition inc. Trojan / Music On Vinyl coaster!​
                Expected 27 AugPreorder
              Alice ColtraneKIRTAN: TURIYA SINGSImpulse!

              **Deep, spiritual material from 1982 by Alice Coltrane!!!! INCREDIBLE LOST ALBUM!!

              'Kirtan: Turiya Sings' features Alice Coltrane at peak spirituality and is presented in this arrangement for the first time in any format. Turyia Sings was originally released in 1982 on cassette as a collection of devotional songs including vocals, organ, strings, and synthesizers available only at Alice’s Sai Anantam Ashram. Kirtan: Turiya Sings features a sparser arrangement of organ and chanting, produced by Ravi Coltrane.

              This is intentional, devotional music created with the purpose of connecting to a higher power. The pared back arrangements on this new release are enchantingly haunting and encourage the listener to reach a "meditative headspace so as to channel connectiveness to a greater spirit."

              • – Krishna Krishna
              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 Stars / Im and Sound DimensionGreedy G / Love JahSoul Jazz Records

              All time B-Boy classic! First time ever on 7" single! 100% Essential tune rocks every party! KILLER!

              • Brentford All Stars – Greedy G
              • Im and Sound Dimension – Love Jah
              Space Funk - Afro Futurist Electro Funk In Space 1976-84Soul Jazz Records

              ‘Space Funk – Afro Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-84’, is an intergalactic journey into black space, fuelled by funk, powered by computers.

              ‘Space Funk’ is a lovingly compiled collection of superb, rare and off-the-wall space funk and electro releases mostly released on small independent labels in the late 1970s and 1980s.

              Reactors are reacting, boosters are boosting, pack your funk and shake your booty! Computer funk … makes you jump! This is the space funk program!

              The album comes in deluxe artwork and three formats – digipack + slipcase CD, a very limited deluxe 2xLP + bonus 7” single + download vinyl version, and a standard 2xLP + download standard vinyl version.

              Features music by Jamie Jupitor, Solaris, Robotron 4, Juju & the Space Rangers and many more intergalactic space warriors!

              The shuttle program has been altered – there is no Star Wars only electro funk jam joyriders in Space – hold tight!


              • L E O – Fee Fi Fo Fum
              • The Sonarphonic – Super Breaker
              • Santiago – Bionic Funk
              • Frank Cornilius – Computer Games
              • JUJU & The Space Rangers – Plastic
              • Jamie Jupitor – Computer Power
              • Solaris – Space Invaders
              • Copperfield – Make It Good To Me Baby
              • Robotron 4 – Electro-?
              • Ernest Flippin II – Supersonic Space Lady
              • Funk Machine – Funk Machine
              • Ramsey 2C-3D – Fly Guy and The Unemployed
              • Osé – Computer Funk
              • 7 Below Zero Band – Seven (We Are)
              • Rodney Stepp – Break-Out
              Cornell CampbellHold OnSkankin' Society

              The Gorgon in fine style! Back in 2017, Cornell Campbell teamed up with The 18th Parallel to put out the beautiful ‘Lovely Feeling’, a roots reggae 7” reminiscent of Randy’s early 70s sound. A few months later, Cornell and the Swiss band went back in studio to pay another tribute to the Jamaican sound of the 70s. Do you remember ‘Dance in A Greenwich Farm’ or ‘Two Face Rasta’ ? Kingston, 1975. Bunny Lee’s flying cymbals riddims mixed by King Tubby and his big knob, Cornell Campbell’s golden years.
              Led by legendary drummer Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace, The 18th Parallel tried to dive deep into the reggae of 1975 to bring back this feeling on ‘HOLD ON’: flying riddim, choping guitar, heavy filter mix by Roberto Sánchez and the one and only Cornell Campbell himself behind the microphone. Flash it!
              credits

              • Cornell Campbell – Hold On
              • The 18th Parallel – Rhythm
              • 7"£11.00
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              The 18th ParallelStamp 'N' GoSkankin' Society

              Here is the second single on Skankin' Society, a new sub label of Geneva's Fruits Records. 'Stamp 'N' Go' by Antonin Chatelain and Mathias Liengme (aka The 18th Parallel) is instrumental ska with a roots feel. A horns line that will stay in your head, with the addition of mind-blowing solos by talented musicians such as Anthony Dietrich Buclin, Michael Borcard and Alexandre Schneiter, not to mention the legendary Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace on the drums. The B side features an alternative filter mix by Roberto Sanchez.

              • – Stamp 'N' Go
              • – Stamp 'N' Go Part II
              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
              Studio One Disco Mix

              Studio One's music in the 1970s took the label to new heights. The new style of Disco Mix brought many areas of Reggae together ­ Roots, Lovers, Disco and Dub all came together in extended form, re-versioning classic hits, experimenting with new studio technology, over-dubbing, syn-drums and more producing what many fans describe as the most creative and innovative phase in the history of the legendary Studio One Records.

              This Studio One Disco Mix album includes many sought after classic tunes only ever released in very small quantities (on Studio One's very first 12" records as well as it's infamous Music Lab 10"s out of New York) and consequently many of these track s have been unavailable since their day of release. Studio One Disco Mix features many of the classic Studio One artists such as Alton Ellis, Sugar Minott, Jackie Mittoo and Willie Williams (with his classic re-versioning of his own "Armigideon Time") alongside less well artists such as Doreen Schaeffer, Judah Eskender Tafari and George Dudley and many more.

              • Lloyd & Devon – Push Push
              • Judah Eskender Tafari – Rastafari Tell You
              • Doreen Schaefer – Ain't Gonna Change My Mind
              • Dub Specialist – Kampala
              • George Allen – Be Wise Brethren
              • Jackie Mittoo – Night In Ethiopia
              • George Dudley – Gates Of Zion
              • The Silvertones – Come Forward
              • The Ethiopian – Muddy Water
              • Willie Williams & Brentford Disco Set – Armagideon Time
              • Willie Williams & Brentford Disco Set – Armagideon Time (version)
              • Norma White & Brentford Disco Set – I Want Your Love
              • Norma White & Brentford Disco Set – I Want Your Love (version)
              • Alton Ellis – You Make Me Happy
              • Suagr Minott – Love And Understanding
              • Winston Francis, Jackie Mittoo & Brentford Rockers – Going To Zion
              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
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              • CD£12.00
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              • MP3 Release£7.99
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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.


              "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
              Tuff ScoutOut On The Floor DubTuff Scout

              Ultra heavyweight dub album from Tuff Scout, which is a salute to London reggae shops both past and present. 10 tracks of floor shaking deepness mixed by the mighty two of north London, Gil Gang & Demus . To complete the real deal Steve Barrow provides excellent sleeve notes to set the scene for your listening pleasure. Play loud for the neighbours, invite them over!

              Free Stickers inside..Highly Recommended!

              • – Out On The Floor Killer
              • – Daddy Kool's Mood
              • – A Regal Dub
              • – Supertone Salute
              • – A Peoples Sound
              • – Hawkeye's Heartical Version
              • – A Body Music Special
              • – Rub A Dub Vendor
              • – Greensleeves Rides Again
              • – Peckings Vibration
              • LP£16.00
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              Studio One DJ'sSoul Jazz Records

              For this Studio One release we return to the roots of Reggae music-The Soundsystem. Throughout the late 1950s and 1960s Soundsystems played throughout the city of Kingston, Jamaica. As well as Sir Coxsone's Downbeat Soundsystem other famous Soundsystem operators included Duke Reid (the Trojan), Prince Buster, Tom the Great and King Edwards. 

              These Soundystems were the birthplace of much of Jamaica's musical culture ­ Soundclashes, Dancehall and the idea of the Toaster who sang over records- theDJ. As ever Clement "Sir Coxsone" Dodd led the field and so for this release the focus is on DJ's at Studio One and features legendary toasters such as Denis Alcapone, Dillinger and Prince Far I as well as a host of rare material by lesser known artists. Also included is Count Machuki ­ the original DJ- the first man ever to speak over the mic-at Sir Coxsone¹s Downbeat Sound System- from where it all began.

              As Steve Barrow (author of The Rough Guide to Reggae/Blood and Fire Records) writes in the sleevenotes, Jamaican deejay music is the source for all Rap music: From Count Machuki talking over records on Sir Coxsone's legendary Downbeat Sound System this style would eventually travel to America when the Jamaican-born Kool Herc began playing at Block parties (a version of the Kingston Soundsystem parties) in the Bronx. Cutting up rare-groove classics for the first B-Boys to rap over, Hip-Hop was born and theDJ music that had started on the early Soundsystems of Kingston would go on to conquer the world! 

              Studio One Records is the original Jamaican record label. Studio One Records started the career of hundreds of Jamaican artists from Bob Marley to The Skatalites, from Horace Andy to The Heptones. Studio One DJs (compiled by Mark Ainley) is the next in the series of releases where Soul Jazz Records are showcasing the music of Studio One, the label that literally defines Reggae. 

              • Count Machuki – More Scorcha
              • Prince Francis – Rock Fort Shock
              • Dennis Alcapone – Power Version
              • Dillinger – Natty Kung Fu
              • Jah Scotchie – Man Of Creation
              • Jim Brown – Seen Him
              • Jah Buzz – Love In The Arena
              • Prince Francis – Street Doctor
              • Lone Ranger – The Answer
              • Prince Jazzbo – Crime Don't Pay
              • Brigadier Jerry – Every Man A Me Brethren
              • Big Joe – Version Of Rights
              • Lone Ranger – The Big Match
              • Jah Jesco – Warning
              • Prince Far I – Natty Farmyard
              • Charlie Ace & Scorcher – Father And Dread Locks
              George DekkerNanaR.I.T.S

              Superb update of the old skinhead fav from the Room In The Sky posse with Pioneer singer George Dekker on fine form whilst on the flip mighty DJ Oxman moving things forward! Nice.

              • George Dekker – Nana
              • The Inn House Crew – It Sweet Sa
              • 7"£8.00
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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
              Joseph Cotton, Vin Gordon, Winston Reedy & Barry IsaacsWedding Dance / The Kiki Kiki RiddimRoom In The Sky

              Released in tandem with George Dekker's "Nana" 7" update comes this 4 track 33rpm 7" single featuring vocalist Joseph Cotton, Winston Reedy, Barry Issacs all riding the Kiki Kiki Riddim.

              • Joseph Cotton – Wedding Dance
              • Winston Reedy – Feel The Rhythm
              • Barry Issac – Wanty Wanty
              • The Inn House Crew – The Kiki Kiki Riddim
              • 7"£8.00
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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
              • Lone Ranger – My Number
              • Dennis Alcapone – Riddle I This
              • Kentrus – It A Fi Bun
              • Lone Ranger – Apprentice Dentist
              • King Sporty – DJ Special
              • Prince Jazzbo – Little Joe
              • Ragga Muffin – Ragga Muffin
              • Mad Roy – Universal Love
              • King Sporty – Choice Of Music
              • King Stitt – Rhyming Time
              • Prince Jazzbo – Fire Coal Version
              • Dillinger – Fountain on The Mountain
              • Michigan & Smiley – Thank You Jah
              • Prince Garthie – Raindrops
              • Jah Buzz – Automatic Clapping
              • Dennis Alcapone – El Paso
              • Big Joe – Nanny Version Skank
              Linton Kwesi JohnsonMaking HistoryUMC

              LP (Coloured)

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

                • New LP (Coloured Vinyl)£26.00
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                Studio One LoversSoul Jazz Records

                Lovingly compiled, this album features only the finest Lovers from Jamaica’s finest label. From Blues parties in London, Birmingham, Bristol etc Lovers Rock quickly became one of the UK’s finest-ever musical movements. 

                Sweet harmonies, soulful reggae, love songs – the key ingredients of Lovers Rock - were all based on the revival of many of the classic Rocksteady harmony groups of the late 60s and early 70s, such as The Heptones, Carlton and The Shoes, Larry & Alvin, The Paragons, that Clement "Sir Coxsone" Dodd’s Studio One and rival Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle label produced hit after hit with as they fought for dominance in the dancehalls of Kingston.

                As well as these classic harmony groups, this album also features fine contributions from many of the reggae greats – Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Delroy Wilson – All artists who became stars at the legendary Studio One Records which Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records, describes as "The University of Reggae".

                • Delroy Wilson – I Don't Know Why
                • Basil Daley – Hold Me Baby
                • Myrna Hague – Touch Me Baby
                • John Holt & The Paragons – Darling, I Need Your Loving
                • The Sharks – How Could I Live (1st Cut)
                • The Mad Lads – Ten To One
                • Jackie Mittoo – Reggae Magic (2nd Cut)
                • Larry & Alvin – Your Love
                • Freddy & Jenny – Too Long Will Be Too Late
                • Alton Ellis – Let Him Try
                • Albert Tomlinson – Don't Wait For Me
                • Horace Andy – Got To Be Sure
                • Carlton & His Shoes – Never Give Your Heart Away
                • The Heptones – Ready To Learn
                • Bob & Marcia – Really Together (No Strings)
                • Ernest Wilson – Undying Love
                • Bob Marley & The Wailers – I'm Still Waiting (1st Cut)
                • Doreen Schaeffer – We're All Alone
                The Legendary Studio One RecordsSoul Jazz Records

                Brand new album featuring non-stop killer Studio One cuts from The Skatalites, Heptones, Lone Ranger, Horace Andy and loads more. 

                Album comes in jewel case with slipcase style CD, limited edition gatefold heavyweight double vinyl and EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD from here.

                This is the first new Studio One/Soul Jazz release in over 3 years and is being released to coincide with our forthcoming monster new deluxe hardback 12x12" 200 page full colour book featuring hundreds of super classic and rare Studio One sleeves. 

                • The Skatalites – Ball of Fire
                • The Heptones – I'm Your Man
                • Lone Ranger – Everything She Want
                • Horace Andy – New Broom
                • Michigan and Smiley – Rub A Dub Style (12" Mix)
                • The Maytals – Treat Me Bad
                • Freddie McKay – Watch Your Step
                • Pablove Black – Mr. Music
                • Wailing Souls – Run My People
                • Willie Williams – Master Plan
                • The Skatalites – Fidel Castro
                • Marcia Griffiths – Hold You Tight
                • Dub Specialist – Sitting With Stupid
                • Prince Jazzbo – Rock For Dub
                • Super and Sleepy – Enemy
                • Dub Specialist – Luanda
                • Doreen Schaeffer – This Love
                • Ernest Ranglin – Ranglin Doddlin'
                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