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    • – Darryl Yokley - Echoes of Ancient Sahara
    • – Damon Lock's Black Monument Ensemble - Sounds Like Now
    • – Oiro Pena - Nimeton
    • – Cat Toren - Soul
    • – Shabaka & the Ancestors - Nguni
    • – Makaya McCraven - Gnawa
    • 1. Benjamin Herman - Lizard Waltz
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    • 3. Nat Birchall - The Black Ark
    • 4. Chip Wickham - Shamal Wind
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    • 6. Black Flower - Winter
    • 7. Darryl Yokley - Echoes of Ancient Sahara
    • 8. Damon Lock's Black Monument Ensemble - Sounds Like Now
    • 9. Oiro Pena - Nimeton
    • 10. Cat Toren - Soul
    • 11. Shabaka & the Ancestors - Nguni
    • 12. Makaya McCraven - Gnawa

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      • Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis – Iranm Iran
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      • View full info and tracklisting
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      • View full info and tracklisting
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      New York Rave Flyers from 1990 to 1995 - 88 page groovy small book. Well nice! Limited copies

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        **Upfront SOTU exclusive!**

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        The double vinyl comes in two editions:

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        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

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        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:

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        "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
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        • 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
        • View full info and tracklisting
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        • View full info and tracklisting
        Blue Note Re:ImaginedDecca / Blue Note

        A collection of classic Blue Note tracks, reworked and newly recorded by a selection of the UK scene’s most exciting young talents. Representing a bridge between the ground-breaking label’s past and future, the project features contributions from a rollcall of 16 revered UK acts including Shabaka Hutchings, Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia, Mr Jukes, Steam Down, Skinny Pelembe, Emma-Jean Thackray, Yazmin Lacey, Poppy Ajudha, Jordan Rakei, Fieh, Ishmael Ensemble, Blue Lab Beats, Melt Yourself Down, Alfa Mist, and Jorja Smith!

        • Jorja Smith – Rose Rouge (from St Germain Tourist, 2000)
        • Ezra Collective – Footprints (from Wayne Shorter Adam’s Apple, 1966)
        • Poppy Ajudha – Watermelon Man (Under The Sun) (from Herbie Hancock Takin’ Off, 1962)
        • Jordan Rakei – Wind Parade (from Donald Byrd Places and Spaces, 1975)
        • Skinny Pelembe – Illusion (Silly Apparition) (from Andrew Hill One for One, 1969)
        • Alfa Mist – Galaxy (rom Eddie Henderson Sunburst, 1975)
        • Steam Down feat. Afronaut Zu – Etcetera (from Wayne Shorter Etcetera, 1965)
        • Yazmin Lacey – I’ll Never Stop Loving You (from Dodo Greene My Hour of Need, 1962)
        • 1. Jorja Smith – Rose Rouge (from St Germain Tourist, 2000)
        • 2. Ezra Collective – Footprints (from Wayne Shorter Adam’s Apple, 1966)
        • 3. Poppy Ajudha – Watermelon Man (Under The Sun) (from Herbie Hancock Takin’ Off, 1962)
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        Femi Kuti and Made KutiLegacy +Partisan Records

        Legendary activist and Afrobeat originator, Fela Kuti, used his music to lament social injustices and political corruption in his native Nigeria. Fela’s legacy spans decades and genres, touching on jazz, pop, funk, hip-hop, rock, and beyond. While this impact can be felt in Nigeria and the entire world, it also greatly affected Fela’s son Femi and his son Made, both of whom carry his legacy as torchbearers for change - two albums from Femi and Made, packaged together and appropriately titled ‘Legacy +’.

        Both albums that make up ‘Legacy +’ are steeped in the tradition of Afrobeat invented by Fela, but each also offers their own unique vision. Femi’s 'Stop The Hate' honors Fela in a traditionally fun, sharply political, and affirming way. Meanwhile Made’s ‘For(e)ward’ is a modern and progressive freedom manifesto, pushing boundaries of the subgenre even further. Made also performs every instrument on his album.

        • Femi Kuti – Pà Pá Pà
        • Femi Kuti – As We Struggle Everyday
        • Femi Kuti – Stop the Hate
        • Femi Kuti – Land Grab
        • Femi Kuti – Na Bigmanism Spoil Government
        • Femi Kuti – You Can't Fight Corruption With Corruption
        • Femi Kuti – Show of Shame
        • Femi Kuti – Privatisation
        • Femi Kuti – Set Your Minds and Souls Free
        • Made Kuti – Free Your Mind
        • Made Kuti – Your Enemy
        • Made Kuti – Blood
        • Made Kuti – Different Streets
        • Made Kuti – Higher You'll Find
        • Made Kuti – Hymn
        • Made Kuti – Young Lady
        • Made Kuti – We Are Strong
        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
        Louie VegaVince Montana Tribute (RickLou Retouch)Nervous Records

        Killer tribute to the great Vince Montana from Louie Vega and Rick Wilhite as RickLou! Heads-down, tracky groove on a similar tip to the '93, Strictly Rhythm classic 'Just Believe' by Hardrive!

        • – Vince Montana Tribute (RickLou NYC Piano Groove)
        • – Vince Montana Tribute (RickLou Detroit Groove)
        • 7" (Coloured vinyl)£11.00
          Yellow vinyl edition
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        Doug Carn, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed MuhammadJazz Is Dead 005Jazz Is Dead

        Helmed by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, this episode in the Jazz Is Dead series focuses on a new collaboration with 70s Black Jazz hero Doug Carn!

        • – Dimensions
        • – Autumn Leaves
        • – Processions
        • – Windfall
        • – Down Deep
        • – Desert Rain
        • – Freedom At Sunset
        • – Underwater
        • – Lions Walk
        • – Nuna Um Malandro
        • – Desires
        • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£32.00
          Limited purple vinyl edition
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        • CD£11.00
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        MadlibBandana BeatsMadlib Invazion

        **Beats: Madlib / Raps: none**

        Instrumental version of the Freddie Gibbs & Madlib album 'Bandana'!

        • – Obrigado
        • – Freestyle Shit
        • – Half Manne Half Cocaine
        • – Crime Pays
        • – Massage Seats
        • – Palmolive
        • – Fake Names
        • – Flat Tummy Tea
        • – Situations
        • – Giannis
        Alfa MistBring BacksANTI

        'Alfa Mist is one of the driving forces behind a young and vibrant scene of UK musicians, who've taken on jazz as their musical narrative. The producer, self-taught pianist and rapper takes us on a deep and meditative trip back to his beat-making past on the streets of East London, through the depth and musicality he discovered composing and playing jazz'.

        • – Teki
        • – People (feat. Kaya Thomas-Dyke)
        • – Mind The Gap (feat. Lex Amor)
        • – Run Outs
        • – Last Card (Bumper Cars)
        • – Coasting
        • – Attune
        • New LP (Coloured Vinyl)£23.00
          Limited red vinyl edition
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        • CD£10.00
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        Trojan - The Story of Trojan RecordsBy Laurence Cane-HoneysettTrojan

        MASSIVE new book (300+ pages!)

        A lavish, fully illustrated deluxe book, an official history, from the label’s archivist, historian Laurence Cane-Honeysett

        Includes hundreds of photographs, record sleeves, labels and archive material, much of it not seen for many years.

        It's the boom! (this book has been delayed by one week by our shippers - order now and will ship Tue 17 July)

          Al ValdezGozandoVampisoul

          One of the 'holy grails' of 1960s Cuban music was not recorded, produced or released in Havana or New York; in fact it was made in Lima, Peru. Pianist Alfredo "Alfredito" Valdes Jr., one of the most important figures in Latin music, came from an illustrious musical family in Cuba. In 1956, he emigrated to New York with his family, making him one of the forerunners of Cuban-based salsa music in the US. Overall, the swinging MAG sessions sound like a long lost record by Cachao and Tito Puente if they led an orchestra with Charlie Palmieri on piano and Tito Rodriguez on vocals (and played pachangas like Machito's Afro-Cubans 'with flute to boot'). Always an extremely rare collector's item, 'Gozando' will now be able to reach a wider vinyl-loving audience with this first-time ever faithfully reproduced facsimile edition.

          • – Gozalo
          • – Aprieta
          • – Si Me Pudieras Querer
          • – Guajira
          • – El Columpio
          • LP£23.00
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          Charles RouseTwo Is One (1974)Strata-East

          Heavyweight Strata-East deep and heavy funky jazz bomb - Hopscotch is a KILLER tune + loads more. Airto in the line-up as well as Stanley Clarke with some heavy b-lines!

          • – Bitchin'
          • – Hopscotch
          • – Two Is One
          The Night WritersLet The Music (Use You) (Limited White Vinyl Edition)Mint Condition

          Reissue of this heartbreaking, end-of-the-night house music ANTHEM from Chicago, 1987. Produced by The Night Writers aka The Godfather of House Music, Frankie Knuckles!

          • – Let The Music (Use You) Club Mix
          • – Let The Music (Use You) Dub Mix
          • 12" (Coloured Vinyl)£11.00
            Limited white vinyl edition
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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)
          Henry FranklinThe SkipperBlack Jazz Records

          SUPER- RARE deep jazz - First time in print for nearly 50 years! Heavy b-lines, tough horn lines, fender rhodes - essential Black Jazz rarity finally on vinyl!

          Classic 1972 Black Jazz album release from bassist Henry "The Skipper" Franklin! Featuring the incredible cuts 'Plastic Creek Stomp', 'Beauty And The Electric Tub' (check the break!) and 'The Skipper'!

          • – Plastic Creek Stomp
          • – Beauty And The Electric Tub
          • – The Skipper
          • LP£25.00
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          • CD£16.00
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          The Loving PaupersEnemy Of History / And The Piano's PlayingHappy People

          Nice way to bring in the new year with this new limited 200 only single from American reggae band The Loving Paupers. A killer double header with two tracks taken from their album "Lines" Pressed on heavy 7" vinyl..don't miss! All copies numbered.

          • – Enemy Of History
          • – And The Piano's Playing
          • 7"£10.00
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          American GypsyAngel Eyes (1974)Music On Vinyl

          This record is so heavy! An absolute bomb! 'Inside Out' is an AWESOME tune! - one of the heaviest bass lines of all-time, super tough Fender Rhodes keys and vocalist Steve Clisby sounds more like Gil Scott-Heron than well Gil Scott-Heron!

          'Golden Ring' is like Jon Lucien meets Terry Callier before dropping in and out of wild jazz dance sections. 'Stuck on You' is an UNBELIEVABLY uplifting soulful tune!

          This album is one of the most in-demand rare groove releases ever from a group that most people have never heard of.

          Pre-order special limited edition GOLD coloured vinyl

          • – Inside Out
          • – Golden Ring
          • – Stuck On You
          • New LP (Coloured Vinyl)£25.00
            Limited, gold coloured vinyl edition
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          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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          Cleveland EatonPlenty Good EatonBlack Jazz Records

          HEAVY RARE DEEP FUNK/JAZZ BLACK JAZZ ALBUM!

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          Super rare deep 1975 jazz/funk album from Cleveland Eaton! Some wild styles going on here ranging from the Blaxploitation soundtrack stylings of “Keena,” “All Your Lover All Day All Night,” and “Hamburg 302,” all of which incorporate disco-style strings into funky soul-jazz vamps, to the almost trad-jazz of “Kaiser 405,” to the Philly soul of “Are You Out There Somewhere Caring,” to the out-and-out party anthem “Moe Let’s Have a Party.” KILLER, KILLER ALBUM!

          • – Chi-Town Theme
          • – Keena
          • – Moe Let’s Have a Party
          • – Are You Out There Somewhere Caring
          • – Kaiser 405
          • – All Your Love All Day All Night
          • – Hamburg 302
          • LP£28.00
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          • CD£17.00
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          When Jah Shall ComePressure Sounds

          Bunny Lee recorded a massive volume of remarkably consistent music in the 70s. This compilation brings together rare and unreleased cuts that put the listener bang in the middle of a typical recording session, complete with false starts and studio banter.

          Linval Thompson is represented by two unreleased tunes, and is also heard in the runup to 'Tommy's Vibration'. Once the 'flying cymbal' sound had taken off, Bunny often recorded a 'flyers' and a straight version of the same rhythm: 'Tommy's Vibration' is a classic but little known Tommy McCook instrumental on the flyers cut of Linval's 'Jah Jah A The Conqueror'. 'Ethiopian Rock' is a total scorcher, the only recorded tune by the deejay Jah Smile, before Bunny persuaded him to turn to singing and changed his name to Barry Brown.

          In a healthy spirit of competition, Bunny often tried out different singers on tunes that he thought would hit, hence Ronnie Davis's soulful take on Johnny Clarke's 'Every Knee Shall Bow', Johnny's version of Horace Andy's 'Better Collie', and Johnny and Horace sharing vocals on 'No Man Is An Island', all unreleased until now. 'No Babylon Shall Escape In This Time' has Johnny Clarke and 'Bongo' Herman Davis recorded over the original version side of Johnny's 'None Shall Escape The Judgement'. 'Life Of My Own' is a beautifully constructed lament by a singer who neither Bunny nor various expert ears have managed to identify: at Bunny's suggestion he is credited as 'The Raver'. 'War Zone' and 'Keep On Running' are examples of Tubby's mixes that have had further effects dubbed on elsewhere; sound systems and foreign record labels occasionally did this to manufacture their own specials from existing mixes. 'Jamaican Fruit Of African Roots' has recently been the subject of the fascinating documentary 'Shella Record: A Reggae Mystery'; the Lennox Brown cut here has only just been discovered. Also included are two stinging dubplates by Cornell Campbell: the first is aimed straight to the head of Arrows sound system, while the second, recorded in the early 80s, sums up the vital partnership of two of Jamaica's musical giants:



          * previously unreleased ** CD bonus track

          • Tommy McCook – Tommy's Vibes
          • Johnny Clarke – No Babylon Shall Escape In This Time *
          • Jah Smile – Ethiopian Rock
          • Lennox Brown – Jamaican Fruit Of African Roots *
          • Ronnie Davis – Every Knee Shall Bow *
          • Cornell Campbell – King Tubby's vs Arrows Dubplate *
          • Al Campbell – One Room Shack
          • John Forbes – War Zone
          • Linval Thompson – Look How Long Nyabinghi Calling You *
          • The Raver – Life Of My Own *
          • The Aggrovators – Bell Road Rock *
          • Cornell Campbell – Keep On Running
          • U-Roy – The Right To Live
          • Al Campbell – Wicked A Go Feel It
          • Tommy McCook – Joe Frazier *
          • Johnny Clarke – No Man Is An Island *
          • Linval Thompson – Go Jah Jah Pickney *
          • Johnny Clarke – Better Collie *
          Rudolph JohnsonSpring RainBlack Jazz Records

          Wicked rare Black Jazz includes the MASSIVE 'Diswa' - big tune! + loads more deep stuff!

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          Columbus, Ohio’s Rudolph Johnson drew comparisons to John Coltrane during his career; like the jazz legend in his later years, Johnson eschewed drugs or alcohol and spent his time every day either meditating and rehearsing on his horn. You can definitely hear a little bit of Coltrane in Johnson’s playing on this, his 1971 debut release for the Black Jazz label, the first of two he recorded for the imprint and the first he recorded as a leader after some sideman work (most notably for organist Jimmy McGriff); his ability to explore the upper registers and overtones of his tenor sax while retaining control is quite striking. Of course, this being a Black Jazz release, along with the bebop sounds of “Sylvia Ann” and the mid-‘60s Blue Note stylings of “Sylvia Ann,” there’s the soul jazz of “Diswa” and the groove funk of “Devon Jean,” all played by, as is typical on Black Jazz releases, by top-notch sidemen including drummer Raymond Pounds, who’s played with everybody from Stevie Wonder to Pharoah Sanders to Bob Dylan, and pianist John Barnes, whose work is very familiar to Motown fans (Supremes, Temptations, Marvin Gaye). Bassist Reggie Jackson, who appeared on the Walter Bishop, Jr. Coral Keys record we previously released, rounds out the quartet.

          • – Diswa
          Linkwood & Other LandsFace The FactsAthens Of The North

          Wicked electrofunk/boogie vibes and house music deepness from the canny alliance of Linkwood and Other Lands aka Fudge Fingas! Big up Athens Of The North and a massive recommendation for the fans of Dam-Funk, PPU, Larry Heard etc!

          • – Theme For City
          • – First Take
          • – Porty
          • – Face The Facts
          • – 3VSR
          • – Meet In The Middle
          • – Don't Throw It
          • – Gold Leith
          • – Downright
          • – Varial
          • – Shapes
          • – Silver Nows
          • – Up Wrong
          • 2×LP£22.00
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          • CD£11.00
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          Gene RussellTalk To My LadyBlack Jazz Records

          SUPER- RARE deep jazz - First time in print for nearly 50 years! This is super laid back fender rhodes deepness - another essential Black Jazz rarity finally on vinyl!

          Classic Black Jazz 1973 album release from keyboard player and producer, Gene Russell! Check the funky jazz cut 'Get Down' (what a bassline!) and an insane Fender Rhodes version of Coltrane's 'My Favorite Things'!

          • – Get Down
          • – My Favorite Things
          • LP£25.00
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          • CD£16.00
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          Sault7Forever Living Originals

          Without pausing for breath and hot on the heels of their stunning debut '5', the elusive Sault return with their second full length album '7'. Back with their signature hybrid of funk, dance, post-punk, soul and disco is front and centre once again!

          • – Over
          • – No Bullshit
          • – Feel so Good
          • LP£22.00
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          • CD£12.00
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