Spiritual Jazz 11: SteepleChaseVarious Artists

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    • Mary Lou WIlliams – Ode to Saint Cecile
    • Billy Gault – The Time of this World is at Hand
    • Sam Jones – Jean Marie
    • Rene McLean – Aida
    • Jim McNeely – Tipe Tizwe
    • Johnny Dyani – Magwaza
    • Jackie McLean & Michael Carvin – De I Comahlee Ah
    • Ken McIntyre – Miss Priss
    • Khan Jamal – Dark Warrior
    • Jackie McLean & The Cosmic Brotherhood – Camel Driver
    • Michael Carvin – Naima
    • 1. Ode to Saint Cecile
    • 2. The Time of this World is at Hand
    • 3. Jean Marie
    • 4. Aida
    • 5. Tipe Tizwe
    • 6. Magwaza
    • 7. De I Comahlee Ah
    • 8. Miss Priss
    • 9. Dark Warrior
    • 10. Camel Driver
    • 11. Naima

    With the 11th edition of their exemplary 'Spiritual Jazz' series, Jazzman focus in on one of the most significant and prolific European jazz record labels, SteepleChase. From 1972, the Copenhagen-based imprint has recorded and released music from some of the greatest names in jazz, including Dexter Gordon, Andrew Hill, Jackie McLean, Horace Parlan, Chet Baker and Stan Getz.

    This compilation features some of the more in demand tunes from the catalogue from the likes of Billy Gault, Johnny Dyani and Khan Jamal and unearthing deep cuts from greats like Jackie McLean and Mary Lou Williams - essential!

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    Cameroon Garage FunkAnalog Africa

    Analog Africa focuses on a DIY scene in the African country’s capital Yaoundé during the 1970s. Recorded in haste in an adventist church and distributed by the DIY network set up by French label Sonafric. Launching the careers of several Cameroonian artists represented in this essential compilation!

    • – Jean-Pierre Djeukam - Africa Iyo
    • – Louis Wasson et L´Orchestre Kandem Irenée - Song Of Love
    • – Pierre Didy Tchakounte et les Tulipes Noires - Monde Moderne
    • – Pierre Didy Tchakounte - Ma Fou Fou
    • 1. – Jean-Pierre Djeukam - Africa Iyo
    • 8. – Louis Wasson et L´Orchestre Kandem Irenée - Song Of Love
    • 9. – Pierre Didy Tchakounte et les Tulipes Noires - Monde Moderne
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    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!​
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    Naya Beat Volume 1: South Asian Dance and Electronic Music 1983-1992Naya Beat

    This compilation focuses on uncovering hidden electronic and dance music gems - from house to disco and electro - from the overlooked ‘80s and ‘90s South Asian music scene.

    • – Sheila Chandra – The Awakening
    • – Babla & His Orchestra – Sabko Maloom Hain Main Sharabi Nahin
    • – Nazia Hassan and Zobeb Hassan - Dosti
    • – Pinky Ann Rihal – The Indian Dance
    • – Arundhati Bhaumik – Kaga Bole Mera (Turbito & Ragz Rework)
    • – Musarrat – Hosh Nahin Hai Ji Mujhe
    • – Remo – Jungle Days
    • – Asha Puthli – Chipko Chipko
    • – Manjeet Kondal – Ishkaan De Mamle
    • – Shakti – Pi Pi (Turbotito & Ragz Rework)
    • – East-West – Can't Face The Night (Club Mix)
    • – Bappi Lahiri & Suresh – Thottu Thottu Aadavaa (Turbotito & Ragz Rework)
    • – Mangal – Masti Bhara Sama Hai (Turbotito & Ragz Rework)
    • 1. – Sheila Chandra – The Awakening
    • 2. – Babla & His Orchestra – Sabko Maloom Hain Main Sharabi Nahin
    • 3. – Nazia Hassan and Zobeb Hassan - Dosti
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    Explosive Rock SteadyDoctor Bird

    First released by Trojan Records in 1968, “Explosive Rock Steady” was the first long-player to showcase the work of a budding record producer who in time would become one of the most popular and influential figures on the Jamaican music scene: Joel Augustus Gibson a.k.a. Joe Gibbs.

    Unavailable on CD since 1997, the much sought-after album is here augmented by an incredible 46 bonus tracks from the rock steady era, their number including numerous Jamaican hits, alongside many long-lost rarities, including 7 tracks new to CD.

    Featured artists on this double disc set include some of the most talented Jamaican performers to make their mark during the tail end of the Sixties, with the superior quality of the recordings demonstrating the high standards of work for which Gibbs would soon become renowned.

    * Previously unavailable on CD

    • – DISC 1: I’M MOVING ON – Keith Blake
    • – MISS TOURIST – Errol Dunkley & The Pioneers
    • – JUST LIKE A RIVER – Stranger & Gladdy
    • – UNCLE SAM’S COUNTRY – Dennis Walks
    • – LONG SHOT – The Pioneers
    • – TRAIN TO SOULSVILLE – Cool Sticky
    • – LOVE LOVE EVERYDAY – Errol Dunkley & The Pioneers
    • – HOLD THEM AKA FEEL GOOD – Roy Shirley
    • – COME BROTHERS – Hugh Malcolm
    • – GIVE ME A LITTLE LOVING – The Pioneers
    • 1. – DISC 1: I’M MOVING ON – Keith Blake
    • 2. – MISS TOURIST – Errol Dunkley & The Pioneers
    • 3. – JUST LIKE A RIVER – Stranger & Gladdy
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    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)
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      - Initial pressing contains a bonus 7" of an ultra-rare disco/modern soul 45
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      - 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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    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


    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.


    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.


    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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    Strain Crack & Break: Music From The Nurse With Wound List Volume Two (Germany)Finders Keepers Records

    Industrial music pioneer Steven Stapleton lifts the veil and exposes the sought-after tunes from his uber-legendary psych/prog/punk peculiarity shopping/check list known as 'The Nurse With Wound List'. This volume via Finders Keepers focuses on lesser known music from the German kosmiche/rock scene.

      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


      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.


      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.


      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
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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!

        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.


        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
        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
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        • 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.
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        Wanted Afro GrooveWagram

        Afro groove compilation featuring tracks from the late, great Manu Dibango alongside such luminaries as Dele Sosimi and Pat Thomas and more!

        • Marumo – Khomo Tsaka Deile Kae?
        • Dele Sosimi – E Go Betta
        • Zimba – Baleka
        • Manu Dibango – Motapo
        • Afriquoi – Kudaushe
        • Joni Haastrup – Wake Up Your Mind
        • Pat Thomas – Gyae Su
        • Gyedu Blay Ambolley – Simigwa-Do
        • Penny Penny – Shaka Bundu
        • Alec Khaoli – Take Me Higher
        Studio One RootsSoul Jazz Records


        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).


        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.


        "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
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        AOR Global Sounds Vol 5: 1977-1984Favorite Recordings

        Superb compilation of rare AOR tracks from the West Coast and some other oddities from Europe. Breezy sounding soft rock tunes that have been influence by the sounds of soul and disco; expertly compiled by Charles Maurice!

        • – Rhapsody – You Never Know
        • – Jonathon Hansen – What Its Meant To Me
        • – Mark Williamson – I Need You
        • – The Ferry Brothers – ‘Til Mornin’ Comes
        • – Didier Makaga – J’Irai Squatter Ton Cœur
        • – Esperanto – Kailua
        • – Sugar Cane – What You Do To Me
        • – Westside – Don’t Take It Away
        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)
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            • African Jazz – Ngonga Ebeti Independance
            • African Jazz – MNC Uhuru
            • 1. Brazzos et OK Jazz – Cha Cha Cha Del Zombo
            • 2. Brazzos Et OK Jazz – Tcha Tcha Tcha Mi Amor
            • 3. Essous et Rock-A-Mambo – Baila
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            • 2xLP + Download Code£23.00
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            • Deluxe CD with 48-page booklet and Slipcase£12.00
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            • MP3 Release£7.99
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            Oneness Of JujuSpace Jungle Luv (1976)Now-Again Records

            Amazing sought-after record from the brainchild of one J. Pluncky Branch and one of the greatest underground jazz groups. Space Jungle Luv goes on a slightly different tangent from African Rhythms (1975) heavy funk, to a more spiritual soul jazz (and soul vocals provided by Eke-Eta Jackie Lewis), technical playing, mixing fusion, funk and Coltrane's modal style - expanding styles. Check out "River Luvrite", "Space Jungle Funk", "Soul Love Now", but all the tracks are killer!

            • – River Luv Rite
            • – Follow Me
            • – Soul Love Now
            • – Space Jungle Funk
            • – The Connection
            • – Love's Messenger
            • LP£22.00
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            Carole KingRhymes & Reasons (1972)Ode Records

            Excellent, excellent west-coast period soulful singer-songwriter supremo with stellar line-up including LA session kings and queens such as David Walker, Harvey Mason, Bobbye Hall, Bobby Bryant, George Bohannnon and Ernie Watts.

            • – Bitter With The Sweet
            • Original LP£9.99
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl gatefold vinyl
              100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
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            Fela KutiExpensive ShitKnitting Factory Records

            'Expensive Shit' is one of Fela's most notorious albums! This killer afro-beat LP was originally release in 1975 and now gets a reissue on Brooklyn-based Knitting Factory Records! 

            • – Expensive Shit
            • – Water No Get Enemy
            • LP + Download Code£19.99 £16.99
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            Awkward CornersDislocation Songs (feat. Sarathy Korwar)Shapes of Rhythm

            Minimal electronics, jazz and dub experiments from Paradise Bangkok's Chris Menist aka Awkward Corners featuring a guest spot from the excellent Sarathy Korwar. Support from Four Tet, Gilles Peterson, Auntie Flo, Beatrice Dillon and more! Killer release!

            • – Drawing a Blank
            • – Straight Ahead
            • – I'll Do It Tomorrow
            • – No Green Lights
            • – An Afternoon of Endless Drift (feat. Sarathy Korwar)
            • – Just Around the Corner (feat. Sarathy Korwar)
            • – He Was Together
            • – Broken Robot
            • – John Dillinger's Death Mask (Parts 1 and 2) (feat. Sarathy Korwar)
            • LP£18.00
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            Dee Dee BridgewaterAfro BlueMr Bongo

            It's the bomb - don't miss this chance to only one of the finest and rarest Japanese-only-released albums ever!

            Dee Dee Bridgewater's 1974 album ‘Afro Blue’ features an exquisite collaboration of American and Japanese musicians,such as Cecil & Ron Bridgewater, Motohiko Hino and producer Takao Ishizuka. The result is a sublime deep soul-jazz masterpiece with timeless versions of ‘People Make The World Go Round’, ‘Love From The Sun’, and ‘Afro Blue’. It is arguably one of the finest albums in its genre and has long been a sought-after item for DJs and collectors alike,

            • – Afro Blue
            • – Love Vibrations
            • – Blues Medley (Everyday I Have The Blues / Stormy Monday Blues)
            • – Little B's Poem
            • – Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
            • – Love From The Sun
            • – People Make The World Go Round
            Brian EnoMusic For FilmsEditions EG

            If you have heard of 'ambient' music and are wondering about buying an album, look no further. relaxing, easily listenable and along with Music For Films II a great collection of pieces. Amateur or professional film directors look no further for some decent background music. To paraphrase a well known advert, 'it does what it says on the cover'. Turn on, tune in, drop out (for forty odd minutes anyway!).

              • CD£7.99
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              Africa Airways Six: Mile High Funk 1974 - 1981Africa Seven

              Sixth release in Africa Seven's essential compilation series, 'Africa Airways'. High-flying, Afro-boogie goodness, featuring big hitters and sought-after gems from the likes of Akwassa, Airto Fogo, Eko and more!

              • Eko – Ndolo Embe Mulema
              • J. M. Tim and Foty – More And More (Ye-Male)
              • Ngalle Jojo – Ngigna Loko
              • Jude Bondeze – Ndomo
              • Vicky Edimo – You
              • JK Mandengue – Kosa Mba
              • Akwassa – Be Yourself (And Don't Let Nobody)
              • Mike Kounou – My Native Land
              • Airto Fogo – Black Soul
              • Francois Misse Ngoh – Njonjo Mukambe
              • LP£19.99
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              Alan WakemanThe Octet Broadcasts 1969 and 1979Gearbox Records

              "The next young generation of British jazz” has been applied many times to London’s current jazz scene, but this headline from Melody Maker was actually used to describe Alan Wakeman and his band back in 1970. And if a prototype for Binker and Moses' viscerally energetic semi-free sound is sought, you would be hard pressed to find a closer relative than the second part of climactic Disc 1 highlight 'Dreams'. Elsewhere, the dextrously varied compositions ooze curiously English-sounding brass band pastoral warmth, nods to traditional chorales
              and on Disc 2 (from the 1979 broadcast) leanings toward atonal conceptual forms This unearthed gem features two separate Wakeman Octet ensemble recordings, made in ‘69 and ‘79 for BBC radio broadcast, both of which are being released commercially for the first time as a double album, mastered directly from the original analogue tapes and treated to the highest production values synonymous with Gearbox Records. Important for the quality of the music but also as a document of an under-explored era, the recordings offer a snapshot of a
              time when the quality of British jazz was, as now, at a high. Featuring John Taylor, Alan Skidmore, Paul Lytton, Art Themen, Gordon Beck and many more.

                • 2×LP£23.00
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                • 2×CD£13.00
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                Lloyd McNeillElegiaSoul Jazz Records

                Super rare deep spiritual jazz album with a heavy Brazilian influence featuring Nana Vasconceles, Dom Salvador, Portinho, Cecil McBee and more. Originally released privately by the artist and flautist Lloyd McNeill in 1980 and out of print for nearly 40 years.

                Soul Jazz Records' newly remastered edition of ‘Elegia’ is released as a limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide on Vinyl (+ download) and 1000-copies worldwide CD edition.
                Lloyd McNeill is a cultural polymath – a multi- disciplinarian flautist, painter, academic, poet, and photographer – who has worked with everyone from Mulatu Astatke to Nina Simone, Eric Dolphy and Nana Vasconcelos (and as a painter was befriended by Picasso!). McNeill grew up during the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. All of his music was only ever released on his own private-press record label, echoing the Civil Rights and African-American themes of the era - black economic empowerment and self- sufficiency – and there is a beautiful spirituality in all his music.

                This is the fifth Lloyd McNeill album that Soul Jazz Records have made newly available and follows on from the earlier McNeill albums ‘Asha’ (1969), ‘Tanner Suite’ (1969), ‘Washington Suite’ (1970) and 'Treasures’ (1976) all now reissued by Soul Jazz Records.

                • Lloyd McNeill – Samba For The Animals
                • Lloyd McNeill – Behind The Wind
                • Lloyd McNeill – Asha II
                • Lloyd McNeill – Elegiac Suite For Elizabeth
                • Lloyd McNeill – Striped Pants
                • Lloyd McNeill – Memory Cycle
                Fela KutiUpside Down / Music Of Many Colours (with Roy Ayers)Knitting Factory Records

                Two essential Afro-beat classics from Fela Kuti with 'Upside Down' (1976) and the 'Music Of Many Colours' collaboration with Roy Ayers (1980). Their version of "2000 Black" is a rare groove classic!

                  No Man Is An IslandA Guide To Choice Studio One PressingsThe Long Road Society

                  Wicked independently published book containing 180 pages of rare and classic Studio One cuts with the author talking about each song. Nice label artworks. Completely idiosyncratic and groovy too.

                    • Book (600g)£20.00
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