Studio One Dub Fire SpecialChapter 3: 18 Heavyweight Dub Cuts From Brentford Road

    Soul Jazz Records
    Preview
    • – Cairo
    • – Lourenco Marques
    • – Callie Roots
    • – Libra Dub
    • – Dakar
    • – Better Dub
    • – Rockers Hop
    • – Roots Dub
    • – Moving Dub
    • – Just Can't Dub
    • – Meet 7 Million
    • – Scorpio Dub
    • – Nairobi
    • – Dub Creation
    • – Virgo Dub
    • – This Race
    • – Darker Black
    • – Capricorn Dub

    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

    * (no digital in USA)

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      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
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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

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        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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        Studio One Dub Vol 2Soul Jazz Records

        Studio One Dub 2 is a second collection bringing together some of the finest dubs from the legendary Studio One Records, Kingston, Jamaica. Dub music was the creation of a generation of brilliant recording studio engineers in Jamaica. But although Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's Studio One is hailed as the greatest of the Jamaican recording labels, and although many talented engineers worked the board at Dodd's Brentford Road studio over the years (including Sylvan Morris, Syd Bucknor, Overton "Scientist" Brown and Dodd himself), Studio One was never typically known as a centre for dub. This is because for many fans the studio's commercial and stylistic heyday was in the 1960s, prior to the rise of dub as a distinct sub-genre of Jamaican music in the 1970s.

        By the 1970s, however, dub music was the rage in Jamaica's sound systems. Always the pioneer — and since Sylvan Morris had left the Studio One operation around 1972 — Coxsone supervised the dubs till leaving Jamaica at the end of the decade. This meant that for the most part, for example, the twelve Studio One dub albums released during the 1970s were mixed by Dodd himself, using the moniker "Dub Specialist." Throughout the decade, the mixes became more sophisticated and atmospheric.

        Along with the first volume of Studio One Dub, the cuts here demonstrate that Studio One's contribution to the innovative musical form of dub was substantial, and go straight to the head of listeners who feel that the only centres for dub were studios such as King Tubby's, Lee Perry's Black Ark, Channel One, or Joe Gibbs's. 

        The tracks on this compilation are taken from this period in the 1970s when dub was the cutting-edge of Jamaican music studio production. Most of them are the dub-version flip-sides of rare Jamaican 45s, and none have appeared on CD before. 

        Sleeve-notes are by Michael E. Veal, author of Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae (Wesleyan University Press, 2007).

        • Sound Dimension – I'll Be Around
        • Soundstorm – Dub Rock
        • Albert and the Gladiators – Watch Out Version
        • Brentford Reggae Band – Moses Version
        • Brentford Disco Set – Peace Version
        • Brentford Disco Set – Natty Ting A Ling PT.2
        • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping PT.2
        • Drum Bago and The Rebel Group – Reggae Version
        • St. Ct. and The Gladiators Band – Soul Locks
        • Freddie and Sound Dimension – How Could You Version
        • Sound Dimension Band – Run Run Version
        • Holt and Sound Dimension – Any Where Version
        • Alton and Sound Vendors – Live and Dub
        • Freddie Mckay – Drunken Sailor Version
        • Ital Sound – Welding
        • Dub Specialist – Dar Es Salaam
        • Dub Specialist – Always Dubbing
        • Dub Specialist – Mojo Papa
        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 ScorcherSoul Jazz Records

        BACK IN PRINT!!!!!!! 2xLP now with bonus download code!

        Heavy, heavy tunes! Studio One instrumentals are the foundation of Reggae. These rhythm tracks became the basis for all Dancehall as countless artists and producers re-versioned these classic Studio One instrumentals.

        REVIEWS:

        " sheer volume of output from Studio One is astonishing, combined with the fact that the quality of the recordings never seem to diminish. These instrumentals touch on ska, rocksteady, dub, and begin to hint at the reggae sound of the late '70s. Each instrumental is perfect and has the feel that it could hardly be improved upon. Soul Jazz has once again put together a wonderfully rounded collection of music from Studio One". All Music

        "I think if a nuclear family could have a soundtrack, ours would be the Soul Jazz comp Studio One: Scorcher. I wouldn't say it's the best record ever made, but if I heard it every single day for the rest of my life, I'd be 100% cool with it." DJ

        "Compilation of essential & rare Studio One instrumentals" Hard Wax

        "Studio One Scorcher is the latest of these, collecting instrumental tracks spanning the years from the late-'60s rocksteady vogue through the onset of dancehall and digital rhythms in the early 80s featuring The Skatalites, trombonist Don Drummond, Pablove Black and others." Billboard 

        Comes as Triple LP + download code, CD, Digital album.

        • The Skatalites – Coconut Rock
        • Cedric Im Brooks & The Sound Dimension – Mun-Dun-Gu
        • Tommy Mccook, Richard Ace, The Skatalites & Disco Height – Shockers Rock
        • Soul Vendors – Ringo Rock
        • Jackie Mittoo & Ernest Ranglin – Jericho Skank
        • New Establishment – The People Skanking
        • Karl Bryan & The Afrokats – Money Generator
        • Lester Sterling – Afrikaan Beat
        • Sound Dimension – Heavy Rock
        • Sugar Belly – In Cold Blood
        • Don Drummond & The Skatalites – Heavenless
        • Soul Bros. – Bugaloo
        • Vin Gordon – Red Blood
        • Pablove Black – Push Pull
        • Jackie Mittoo & Brentford Rockers – Sidewalk Doctor
        • Liberation Group – Namibia
        • Brentford Road All Stars – Last Call
        • Soul Defenders – Still Calling
        • Karl Bryan & Count Ossie – Black Up
        • 1. The Skatalites – Coconut Rock
        • 2. Cedric Im Brooks & The Sound Dimension – Mun-Dun-Gu
        • 3. Tommy Mccook, Richard Ace, The Skatalites & Disco Height – Shockers Rock
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        Studio One Rocksteady Volume 2 : Rocksteady, Soul and Early Reggae at Studio OneSoul Jazz Records

        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

        Read full Pitchfork article here

        • 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
        Studio One DubStudio One DubSoul Jazz Records

        Continuing the Studio 1 Series this album features classic and rare Dub tracks from Studio One, many available for the first time in over thirty years. Studio One Dub includes the dubs of many classic tracks such as Horace Andy’s “Skylarkin”, Johnny Osbourne’s “Truth and Rights”, John Holt’s “Hooligan”, Freddie McGregor’s “Bobby Bobylon” plus many more rare tracks. In short, this is an essential album!

        • Dub Specialist – Bionic Dub
        • Dub Specialist – Take A Ride Version
        • Dub Specialist – Sky Rhythm
        • Dub Specialist – Taurus Dub 2
        • Dub Specialist – Hooligan
        • Dub Specialist – Dub Rock
        • Dub Specialist – Rastaman Version
        • Dub Specialist – Jah Jah Version
        • Dub Specialist – Creator Version
        • Dub Specialist – Running Dub
        • Dub Specialist – Hi Fashion Dub
        • Dub Specialist – Pretty Version
        • Dub Specialist – Race Track Version
        • Dub Specialist – Spawning
        • Dub Specialist – In Cold Blood Version
        • Dub Specialist – Chase Them Version
        • Dub Specialist – Feel The Dub
        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
        Derrick Harriott And The CrystalitesThe UndertakerDoctor Bird

        After being released in the UK by Trojan Records in 1970, ‘The Undertaker’ became an instant best seller among the country’s growing number of reggae fans. The collection, comprising a dozen topically-themed instrumentals, showcased the musical skills of crack Kingston session crew, the Dynamites (recording under the assumed name of the The Crystalites) and the production talents of one of Jamaica’s most accomplished music makers: performer-turned-record producer, Derrick Harriott.

        Now, over 50 years since its release, this classic album is finally made available once more, with its 12 tracks bolstered by a further 14 instrumental sides from the period, along with the cream of Derrick Harriott’s vocal productions from 1969 and 1970.

        Most of the recordings have been unavailable for years, while a further nine tracks are completely new to CD!

        * Tracks new to CD

        • DISC 1:The Crystalites – The Undertaker
        • – Bombshell
        • – The Overtaker
        • – Biafra
        • – Reggae Showdown
        • – A Fistful Of Dollars
        • – Musical Madness
        • – True Grit
        • – Lady Madonna
        • – The Bad
        • – Dr Who
        • – The Barefoot Brigade
        • BONUS TRACKS: The Crystalites – A Short Story *
        • – Stranger In Town
        • – Isies Part 1 *
        • – Splash Down
        • – Stop That Man
        • – Ghost Rider
        • – The Undertaker's Burial
        • – Don't Look Back
        • – Slippery
        • – Heavy Load *
        • – Tonight
        • – Sic Him Rover
        • – Cool It *
        • – Goden Chickens
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        Studio One Rocksteady Got SoulSoul Jazz Records

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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 RocksteadySoul Jazz Records

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        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
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        Studio One RootsSoul Jazz Records

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        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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        Studio One Scorcher Vol.2Soul Jazz Records

        The legendary Skatalites, alongside the later Studio One in-house bands - the Soul Vendors, Sound Dimension, Soul Defenders and Brentford Road All Stars – were as much a part of the classic Studio One sound as were the singers that they accompanied such as Alton Ellis, Horace Andy, Marcia Griffiths and Bob Marley and The Wailers.

        This album features many of the musicians involved with Studio One who literally defined Reggae music. From the Skatalites members Tommy McCook, Roland Alphonso, Jackie Mittoo to killer sidemen such as trombonist Vin Gordon (A/K/A Don Drummond Jnr), saxophonist Cedric "Im" Brooks, keyboardist and Twelve Tribes of Israel member Pablove Black. 

        Many of the rhythms that these musicians created became the back-bone of the Jamaican musical world and their songs have been replayed and re-versioned by 1000s of Reggae producers ever-since. 

        The album features classic and super-rare tracks all recorded under Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s supervision at the legendary recording studio and record label. As well as sixteen killer tracks the album comes with new sleevenotes and photography by Dennis Morris and Adrian Boot making this another essential Studio One Reggae release for connoisseurs of Reggae and newcomers alike.

        • The Skatalites – Dick Tracy
        • Soul Vendors – Frozen Soul
        • Vin Gordon – Joe Grazer
        • Pablove Black – Black Wax
        • Cedric Brooks – Father Forgive Him
        • Pablove Black – High Locks
        • Roland Alphonso – Nimble Foot Ska
        • Vin Gordon – Sidewalk Doctor
        • Sugar Belly – Cousin Joe Pt.1
        • Jackie Mittoo – A Big Car
        • Soul Defenders – Sound Almighty
        • Jackie Mittoo, Bagga, Pablove Black – After Christmas
        • Brentford All Stars – Race Track
        • Tommy Mccook – Jamaica Bolero
        • Im And David – Black Is Black
        • Dub Specialist – Gumbay Jump
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        Studio One Roots Vol. 3Soul Jazz Records

        Roots music flourished in the 1970’s as Rastafarianism, Black consciousness and self-determinization became the most important aspects of Reggae music. Bolstered by the international success of Bob Marley and Burning Spear (both who began their careers at Studio One), Roots music became the major musical development of Reggae in the 1970’s. Coxsone Dodd and Studio One’s connection to Rastafarianism had begun long before the arrival of ‘roots music’ as a distinct genre that arrived at the very tail end of the 1960s.

        By the start of the 1960’s Coxsone Dodd was making his way to Count Ossie’s Wareika Hills Rastafarian compound to hear Rastafarian drummers play whilst the Skatalites’ front-line horns – Tommy McCook, Don Drummond, Johnny Moore would jam alongside. Similarly, Count Ossie would appear during Sir Coxsone’s dancehall sessions, performing live at the height of the evening. This is the third in the series of Rastafarian inspired music from Studio One, and features classic foundation artists alongside some seriously rare tracks from the label. 

        With the involvement of the crack studio house bands – be it the Sound Dimension, the Soul Defenders or the Brentford Road All-Stars – as well as Clement Dodd and Studio One’s seriously high quality control, these tracks are all a healthy addition to the pantheon of roots music at Studio One. Sleevenotes by David Katz and Stuart Baker.

        • Freddie Mckay – (I'm) A Free Man
        • Jennifer Lara – A Change Is Gonna Come
        • Alton & Zoot – Oppression
        • Winston Flames – In A Armagideon
        • Dillinger – Babylon Fever
        • The Gladiators – Re Arrange
        • Vin Gordon – Fullness
        • Larry Marshall – Better Must Come
        • Cliff Stewart – Burn Collie
        • Im And Count Ossie – So Long Rastafari Calling
        • The Nightingales – What A Situation
        • Clifton Gibbs & The Selected Few – Brimstone & Fire
        • Dub Specialist – Musical Science
        • Prince Jazzbo – Creation Skank
        • Errol Dunkley – Way Down Low
        • Lloyd Forest – Where It's At
        • The Dynamic Four – Let's Make Love
        • Judah Eskender Tafari – Jah Light
        RastafariSoul Jazz Records

        Soul Jazz Records new album Rastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 charts the many links between reggae music and the Rastafarian religion.

        Spanning nearly 30 years of revolutionary music and featuring the music of Count Ossie, Johnny Clarke, The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, Ras Michael and The Sons of Negus, Bongo Herman, Roy Ashanti (The Congos), Earth & Stone, Mutabaruka and many more, this is an in-depth look at some of the most unique and righteous music ever made and comes complete with a 40+ page outsize booklet, containing exclusive photography and extensive historical and contextual sleevenotes.

        The new religion of Rastafari emerged in Jamaica during a time of intense political and social change in the 1930s. The first stirrings of anti-colonialism and workers’ rights were in motion, while Marcus Garvey’s Back-to-Africa movement was beginning to wane. But the pivotal catalyst to the birth of the Rastafari faith was the crowning of a black king in Africa in 1930.

        One of the earliest mentions of Ethiopia in Jamaican music can be found on mento singer Lord Lebby and the Jamaican Calpysonians’ 1955 recording ‘Etheopia’. In the song Noel Williams, aka Lord Lebby, discusses Ethiopianism, the political movement that calls for a return to Africa for black people.

        The 1960s saw the emergence of the first Rastafarian music on record with Count Ossie’s Rastafarian drummers. The visit of Haile Selassie to Kingston in 1966 was like an electric current throughout Kingston’s music scene – many of who had become adherents to the Rastafari faith.  By the 1970s Rastafarianism become practically synonymous with reggae, as many roots reggae artists became known throughout the world, led by the success of Bob Marley and The Wailers.

        At the source of the music of Rastafari is the figurehead master drummer and leader Count Ossie, who first bought the deeply spiritual nyabinghi and burro rhythms heard and played at sacred Rastafarian grounation (reasoning) sessions into popular Jamaican music through his many collaborations and performances with artists – from The Skatalites to The Folks Brothers - and producers – including Clement Dodd, Prince Buster and Harry Mudie.

        At the start of the 1970s Count Ossie formed the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari with saxophonist Cedric Brooks, which immediately became the most significant group of the Rastafari faith, bringing together authentic rasta nyabinghi drumming together with spiritual and avant-garde jazz influences of Sun Ra, John Coltrane and Albert Ayler into a truly unique and groundbreaking sound.

        As ‘roots reggae’ artists in the 1970s continued to spread the word of Jah (God) in their music, Rastafari reggae became the ultimate rebel sound throughout the world.

        This album comes in three separate formats: Deluxe CD with slipcase and 40-page outsize booklet featuring stunning photography plus text, deluxe limited-edition heavyweight gatefold-vinyl edition + free download code (w/full sleeve notes etc) and as a worldwide digital release.

        REVIEWS/FEATURES:

        "This may be the most righteous compilation to come from the Soul Jazz stable to date, as they focus on links between the Rastafarian religion and reggae music." IRISH TIMES

        "Soul Jazz's most recent in a line of high-quality compilations" PITCHFORK

         "Ambitious but incredibly informative compendium from Soul Jazz Records" BLEEP

        "Outstanding compilation from the masters, Soul Jazz"  HOT SALVATION

        "Fascinating compilation of deep Rastafari themed music" DUB VENDOR 

        Read full Pitchfork feature here

        • Count Ossie & The Rasta Family – Africa We Want Fe Go
        • Johnny Clarke – None Shall Escape The Judgement
        • Laurel Aitken – Haile Selassie
        • Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari – Tales of Mozambique
        • Ras Michael – Booma Yeah
        • Mutabaruka – Say
        • Bongo Herman & Jah Lloyd – African Drums
        • Ashanti Roy – Hail The Words Of Jah
        • Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari – Sam's Intro
        • Bongo Herman, Les and Bunny – Salaam
        • Winston and Ansell – Zion I
        • Techniques All Stars – Zion I Version
        • Lord Lebby & The Jamaican Calypsonians – Ethiopia
        • Count Ossie and Leslie Butler – Soul Drums
        • The Heaven Singers – Rasta Dreadlocks
        • Rod Taylor – His imperial Majesty
        • QQ – Betta Must Come
        • Earth and Stone – Jah Will Cut You Down
        • Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari – Narration
        • Ronald Downer & Count Ossie – A Ju Ju Wa
        • 1. Count Ossie & The Rasta Family – Africa We Want Fe Go
        • 2. Johnny Clarke – None Shall Escape The Judgement
        • 3. Laurel Aitken – Haile Selassie
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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
        Brazil USA 70: Brazilian Music In The USA In The 1970sFeaturing Airto, Deodato, Sergio Mendes, Flora Purim, Sivuca, Donato & moreSoul Jazz Records


        All of the music featured here on this new Soul Jazz Records collection was created by Brazilian artists living and working in the USA in the 1970s.

        The album brings together some of these finest works and comes complete with extensive notes that explains the path these musicians took from Brazil to the USA and shows the political and musical links between Brazil and the USA that created the conditions for this unique fusion of these two distinct cultures, North American Jazz and Brazilian music, that occurred in the 1970s.

        In the early 1970s North American jazz musicians were eager to work with upcoming Brazilian musicians. Miles Davis invited Airto Moreira to join his new ‘electric’ band, Dom Um Romao (part of Sérgio Mendes’ legendary Brazil ‘66 in the 1960s) joined the fusion group Weather Report, Flora Purim and Airto both became a part of Chick Corea’s new project Light As A Feather, Wayne Shorter collaborated with Milton Nascimento, George Duke recorded Brazilian Love Affair, and so on.

        With all the attention placed on them from these important jazz artists, North America became the new musical playground for a large number of these Brazilian artists – Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Sérgio Mendes, Luiz Bonfá, Eumir Deodato, João Donato and many others.

        Most of these musicians had already experienced success through the earlier popularity of bossa nova in the 1960s, either at home in Brazil or in the USA. But by the end of the 1960s many Brazilian artists had left their own country, as the military dictatorship became progressively more authoritarian and repressive. In the USA, through their critically acclaimed work for Miles Davis, Weather Report, Light As A Feather etc., all of these artists were now given reign to explore new musical terrains away from the restrictions of both a musical genre and a state censor back in Brazil.

        The album comes as a deluxe gatefold double vinyl LP, complete with download code, full sleeve notes, exclusive photography, double inner sleeves. The CD contains CD plus a large 40-page outsize booklet all housed in Soul Jazz slipcase.

        • Airto – Samba De Flora
        • Duke Pearson and Flora Purim – Sandalia Dela
        • Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 – Batucada (The Beat)
        • Deodato – Skyscrapers
        • Milton Nascimento – Catavento
        • Airto – Tombo in 7/4
        • Luiz Bonfá – Bahia Soul
        • Dom Um Romao – Braun-Blek-Blu
        • Moacir Santos – Kathy
        • João Donato – Almas Irmãs
        • Sivuca – Ain't No Sunshine
        • Milton Nascimento – Rio Vermelho
        • Tamba 4 – Consolation (Consolação)
        • Flora Purim – Moon Dreams
        • Dom Um Romao – Escravos de Jo
        • Airto – Andei (I Walked)
        • 1. Airto – Samba De Flora
        • 2. Duke Pearson and Flora Purim – Sandalia Dela
        • 3. Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 – Batucada (The Beat)
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        Studio One Soul 2Soul Jazz Records

        BACK IN PRINT!!!!!!! 2xLP now with bonus download code!

        Studio One Soul 2 is the long awaited second volume of one of the largest selling Soul Jazz/Studio One titles, Studio One Soul.

        Studio One Soul 2 takes us further into Jamaican music’s fascination with American Soul and Funk music. Featuring a host of classic Reggae artists – Horace Andy, The Heptones, Ken Boothe, Jackie Mittoo, Jacob Miller and many more covering equally classic American Soul and Funk tunes by the likes of Curtis Mayfield, The Five Stairsteps, Marvin Gaye, The Stylistics, Lee Dorsey, Al Green and Syl Johnson.

        Studio One Soul 2 will appeal as much as an introduction to classic reggae as to connoisseurs and is another essential Studio One release. This selection features a mixture of classics, super-rare and unreleased tracks from Studio One, few of which have ever been on CD - all lovingly digitally re-mastered for this release. The vinyl edition also comes on super-loud double vinyl.

        REVIEWS

        "90% of the reggae music I own is contained on a handful of compilation albums from the phenomenal Soul Jazz Records stable. After eulogizing Morgan Khan’s Street Sounds series in my last post, I would have to add that Soul Jazz have done what Khan did for electro for reggae, by doing the hard work for the listener and releasing one quality compilation after another, all packed with the finest reggae songs around." WHITE NOISE

        "Studio One was modeled on the record labels that had their own crack studio house bands, labels and studios like Stax in Memphis, Motown in Detroit, Muscle Shoals in Alabama and Criteria in Florida, so it was natural that at Studio One versions of some of the most influential soul records would be reworked in a Jamaican idiom for playing on the powerful sound systems" SOUNDS STAGE

        • Jacob Miller – Westbound Train
        • Hortense Ellis – People Make The World Go Round
        • Horace Andy – Ain't No Sunshine
        • Soul Vendors – Swing Easy
        • The Heptones – Choice Of Colours
        • Jackie Mittoo & The Brentford Disco Set – Choice Of Music Part 2
        • Prinze Jazzbo – Fool For Love
        • Cornell Campbell – Ten To One
        • Winston Francis – Don't Change
        • Jackie Mittoo – Jumping Jehosophat
        • Tony Gregory – Get Out Of My Life Woman
        • Dub Specialist – Darker Block
        • Little Joe – Red Robe
        • Devon Russell – Make Me Beleive In You
        • Jerry Jones – Compared To What
        • Ken Boothe – Thinking
        • Anthony Creary – Land Call Africa
        • Jackie Mittoo – Fancy Pants
        100% Dynamite! NYCDancehall Reggae Meets Rap In New York CitySoul Jazz Records

        An essential guide to the Dancehall Reggae/Hip-Hop clash that ruled New York in the early 1990s as Shinehead, Supercat, Mad Lion, Bobby Konders and many more rewrote the rules of Dancehall, Reggae and Rap. Killer heavyweight tracks, non-stop. Essential!

        From Kool Herc onwards, Jamaicans who grew up in New York City have played pivotal roles in the development of the city’s musical identity. Hip-Hop, born in the Bronx, was always hot-wired to Jamaica and in the 1990s the two became inextricably joined when reggae met rap in New York City. Dynamite NYC brings together the many artists who created this unique scene, linking together two of the world’s most important musical cultures – hip-hop and reggae.?In the early 1990s, Jamaican dancehall - including artists from this home-grown New York scene - became the subject of close scrutiny by the US major record industry who, having made vast profits from hip-hop, searched out Jamaican or Jamaican-descended artists who could potentially crossover into the vast US hip-hop market. Jamaican dancehall artists were signed to big US contracts (Yellowman, Supercat, Capleton, Shabba Ranks). And New York, previously a satellite town of Kingston for visiting Jamaican artists, but now with its own unique dancehall scene became a focal point as artists such as Shinehead, Red Foxx, Jamal-Ski, Mad Lion, and others were quickly signed up to major record companies.??

        100%Dynamite NYC features these and many other New York reggae/hip-hop crossover artists in this first album to feature the music from this scene.


        REVIEWS

        “100%Dynamite NYC is a proper block party selection. What moves this from wicked to essential is its documentation of the cross-pollination between reggae and hip-hop.” FACT

        “ Soul Jazz gives proof that Yankee-Caribbean fusions run deep and they also make it an enjoyable lesson.” The INDEPENDENT

        SUPER-LOUD VINYL IS IN 2 VOLUMES:
        Volume 1 is tracks 1-11. Volume 2 is tracks 12-22.

        • Supercat – Don Dada (Bobby Konders Mix)
        • Yankee B – The Original
        • Shinehead – Know how Fe Chat
        • Fu Schnickens – Ring The Alarm
        • Born Jamericans – Informer
        • Shaggy – Mattress Jockey (Siren Remix)
        • Jah Batta and Skatee – Style and Fashion
        • Rayvon – Girls Fresh
        • Red Fox – Dem A Murderer
        • Nikey Fungus – Zig Zag Stitch
        • Bobby Konders – Mack Daddy
        • Louie Rankin – Typewriter
        • Mad Lion – Double Trouble (Original Mix)
        • Super C – The Rat
        • Lady Apache – Rock and Comeen
        • Jamalski – Texas Rumpus
        • Ken Albert – Gunshot
        • Shinehead – Rough and Rugged
        • Ugly Man – DJ De Yah
        • Rankin' Don – Real McCoy
        • Mad Lion – Love Woman So
        • Terror Fabulous – Woman Say So
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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
        Delta Swamp Rock Volume 2More Sounds From The South 1968 - 75: At The Crossroads Of Rock, Country And SoulSoul Jazz Records

        New on Soul Jazz Records, the second volume of Delta Swamp Rock continues to journey into the heartland of the American south, exploring the musical links between country, rock and soul music in the 1960s and early 1970s.

         Southern rock rose up in the 1970s on the huge commercial success of southern-based groups The Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, Lynyrd Skynyrd and others. Like the twisted roots of rock and roll, southern rock put country, rock and black music into a melting pot to create a unique sound. This gave rise to a new identity for white southern working-class youth.

        The roots of this revolution were to be found in an obscure corner of Alabama, in the sleepy town of Muscle Shoals, where, in the previous decade, a group of white in-house studio musicians together with the greatest rhythm and blues vocalists of the day - Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Etta James and many others - away from the segregated environment found just outside the studio walls.

        Delta Swamp Rock 2 contains extensive sleeve-notes in an accompanying deluxe large outsize book housed in double-backed card case, which also includes stunning photographs and new interviews with a number of the featured artists (including Tony Joe White) .

        As well as the deluxe slipcase CD edition there is also a similarly deluxe limited edition heavyweight double gatefold vinyl edition complete with full sleeve-notes and super-loud pressing.

        • Area Code 615 – Ruby
        • Captain Beyond – Sufficiently Breathless
        • Bobbie Gentry – Touch 'Em With Love
        • Cowboy – Houston
        • Marshall Tucker Band – Fire On The Mountain
        • Cher – For What It's Worth
        • Bobby Lance – Somewhere In Between
        • Tony Joe White – Who's Making Love
        • Barefoot Jerry – The Minstrel Is Free At Last
        • Gregg Allman – Midnight Rider
        • Bobbie Gentry – Something In The Way He Moves
        • Area Code 615 – Devil Weed and Me
        • Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed – Tennessee Stud
        • Joe South – No Fence Around Me
        • Cowboy – Road Gravy Chase
        • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird
        • Grinderswitch – Let The South Wind Blow
        • Captain Beyond – Thousand Days Of Yesterdays
        • The Box Tops – Deep In Kentucky
        • Earl Scruggs – Lonesome and a Long Way From Home
        Prince Far IThe Trojan Albums CollectionDoctor Bird

        Three of the original albums make their CD debut. One of the most iconic and influential Jamaican artists of all time. Comprises four of the finest Jamaican DJ LPs of the roots era

        By the time Michael Williams aka Prince Far I became established as a recording artist in the mid-Seventies, he was in fact already a veteran of the Jamaican music scene, having begun deejaying early the previous decade.

        His deep, slow and deliberate delivery, allied to his consistently hard-hitting commentaries proved popular with reggae fans around the world, most notably in the UK, where his work strongly resonated with the punk generation

        In 1979, Far I signed with Trojan Records, cutting a quartet of vocal albums for the company over a four-year period, but in September 1983, soon after the release of his “Musical History” LP, he was senselessly murdered while visiting a friend in Portmore, Jamaica.

        This 2CD set brings together the entirety of the influential DJ’s vocal recordings for Trojan, which is today widely regarded to be his finest work.

          • 2×CD£15.00
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          New Orleans Funk Vol. 4Soul Jazz Records

          Soul Jazz Records’ latest excursion into the Crescent City vaults delves deep into the roots and history of the Voodoo world of New Orleans Funk.

          Packed to the brim with serious break-heavy, heavyweight funk tunes from classic New Orleans artists including Eddie Bo, Betty Harris, Dave Bartholomew, Johnny Adams and Eldridge Holmes (with the ever-present Allen Toussaint and The Meters as always behind the scenes). There is also a host of rare cuts from a number of lesser-known second line New Orleans artists, whose fame rarely reached past the walls of the city, including Gus ‘The Groove’ Lewis, James K-Nine, Norma Jean, Bob French, Chuck Colbert, Zilla Mayes and Joe Haywood.

          In the 1960s the syncopated beat of New Orleans Funk developed out of a gumbo mix of New Orleans local flavours – rhythm and blues, Mardi Gras Indians, the street percussion Second Line of the Jazz Funeral and Marching bands, Caribbean rhumba and mambo rhythms – all of which are in full effect. Even Zydeco, the rhythm and blues offspring of Louisiana Cajun music, had the funk as the King of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier, shows us here. 

          New Orleans music and Voodoo both have their roots in the African-American free black and slave gatherings held at Congo Square from the 18th century onwards. Here Voodoo king Doctor John (the original one!) and Voodoo queen Marie Levaux held court over their followers, and here also could be heard the first sounds of New Orleans jazz music. Soul Jazz Records’ latest album describes how these two cultural forms are inextricably inter-related. 

          The album traces the path of funk from the very first glimpses of the style – Dave Bartholomew’s super-tight ‘The Monkey’ (recorded in 1957) and James Waynes’ junkie jailbird anthem ‘Junco Partner’ (1951, later covered by Dr John, Professor Longhair, James Booker, and The Clash) through to the 1970s heavyweight boogie funk of Chocolate Milk’s rare groove classic Action Speak Louder Than Words and The Baron’s ‘Making It Better’. 

          Also featured is a selection of hard-core classic funk productions from the legendary Eddie Bo (James K-Nine, David Robinson) and the genius of Allen Toussaint (Eldridge Holmes, Gus ‘The Groove’ Lewis, Lou Johnson). There also a number of super-rare independent New Orleans’ one-off 45 single funk productions from the likes of Chick Colbert and Bob French. And lastly, New Orleans Funk female vocalists are in full effect with tracks by Betty Harris (whose ‘Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul’ has just come out on Soul Jazz Records), Zilla Mayes and Norma Jean. 

          This album is released as a heavyweight double gatefold vinyl (+ download code), CD pack and digital album, and comes with extensive long-form sleeve-notes and stunning photography from the Ralston Crawford New Orleans collection and Hogan Jazz Archives at Tulane University, New Orleans.

          Recent related Soul Jazz Records release: Betty Harris 'The Queen of New Orleans Soul' (SJR LP/CD/D345).

          Digital album includes all tracks. Tracks 4,7,11,12 not available individually (only as bundle).

          • Eldridge Holmes – Pop, Popcorn Children
          • Gus 'The Groove' Lewis – Let The Groove Move You
          • Dave Bartholomew – The Monkey
          • Chocolate Milk – Action Speaks Louder Than Words
          • James K-Nine – Live It Up
          • Lou Johnson – Frisco Here I Come
          • Norma Jean – No Competition
          • James Waynes – Junco Partner
          • David Robinson – I'm A Carpenter (Part 1)
          • The Barons Ltd – Making It Better
          • Johnny Adams – You Make A New Man Out Of Me
          • Clifton Chenier – Party Down
          • Eddie Bo – Can You Handle It
          • Bob French's Storyville Jazz Band – Y'er Comes The Funky Man
          • Joe Haywood – Play Me A Cornbread Song
          • Betty Harris – I'm Gonna Git Ya
          • Chuck Colbert & Viewpoint – Stay
          • Zilla Mayes – All I Want Is You
          • 1. Eldridge Holmes – Pop, Popcorn Children
          • 2. Gus 'The Groove' Lewis – Let The Groove Move You
          • 3. Dave Bartholomew – The Monkey
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          Linval ThompsonThe Trojan Dancehall Albums CollectionDoctor Bird

          At the close of the 1970s, a new, strident style of reggae developed that by the close of the year had supplanted the roots sound, continuing to dominate Jamaica’s musical landscape through to the mid-Eighties: dancehall.

          Few producers embraced the genre with more skill than Linval Thompson, who between 1982 and 1983 delivered four superb dancehall collections to Trojan Records, with each showcasing a major talent of the era. All but one of this quartet of LPs appear on CD for the first time in the UK, with Tristan Palma’s “Settle Down Girl” making its full digital debut.

          The 2CD set is further bolstered by four Linval Thompson-produced bonus tracks, ensuring a musical feast for fans of the original dancehall sound.

          • DISC 1: Barrington Levy – Poor Man Style
          • – Don't Give Up
          • – Sensimelea
          • – I Can't Wait Too Long
          • Scientist & Prince Jammy – Strike Back!
          • – Storming The Death Star
          • – Mission Impossible
          • – The Alien Aborts
          • – Settle Down 12" mix
          • DISC 2: The Viceroys – We Must Unite
          • – Come Closer My Love
          • – Show Me Your Company
          • – We Must Unite
          • – Settle Down Girl
          • – My Love
          • – You're Too Young
          • – Don't Make Me Cry
          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
          New Orleans FunkSoul Jazz Records

          Album features Ernie K Doe’s ‘Here Come The Girls’, The Meters, Eddie Bo, Professor Longhair, Lee Dorsey, Wild Magnolias and more.


          This is the definitive collection of New Orleans Funk featuring acknowledged masters next to some of the earlier artists who shaped the meaning of funk. The album is also filled with many rare, sought after and undiscovered funk tracks. It covers the period from the emergence of New Orleans Funk in the early 1960's through to the mid-seventies.


          The record is an essential part of anyone in any way interested in Funk's record collection. It has some vital ingredients in it that you can't find elsewhere. With the sound of the New Orleans Funeral March Bands, Mardi Gras Indian Tribes and Saturday Night Fish Fries all as inspiration New Orleans Funk developed into a unique sound. 


          New Orleans is a port town. Originally owned by the French, this was where many slaves were brought from the West Indies. Many of these slaves came from Haiti and brought with them the religion of Voodoo and its drums and music. It became one of the first parts of America to develop a strong African-American culture leading to the invention of Jazz in the early 1900s. 


          A main feature of Jazz in New Orleans were the Jazz Funeral Marching bands. Solemn Brass bands accompanying a coffin would, on burial, be joined by a second line of drummers and dancers which would turn the event into a celebration of the spirit cutting free from earth. This African tradition is strong in New Orleans and still goes on to this day. The backline drums play a syncopated style that is neither on the beat nor the off-beat. It is these rhythms that are the basis of New Orleans Funk. 


          The album comes with a booklet presenting a historical explanation to how and why this music came about, and with lots of information about the people involved.


          Reviews:
          "A Perfect Primer For Funk Fans" Q (Top 5 albums of the year)
          "Probably the finest compilation that Soul Jazz has released. Essential" Time Out

          • The Explosions – Hip Drop
          • Lee Dorsey – Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further
          • Gentleman June Gardner – It's Gonna Rain
          • Eddie Bo – Check Your Bucket
          • Professor Longhair – Big Chief
          • Huey "Piano" Smith & His Clowns – Free, Single And Disengaged
          • Chuck Carbo – Can I Be Your Squeeze
          • Aaron Neville – Hercules
          • Mary Jane Hooper – I've Got Reasons
          • The Gaturs – Gator Bait
          • Allen Toussaint – Get Out Of My Life Woman
          • Cyril Neville – Tell Me What's On Your Mind
          • Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indian Band – Handa Wanda
          • Lee Dorsey & Betty Harris – Love Lots Of Lovin
          • The Explosions – Garden Of Four Trees
          • Ernie & The Top Notes – Dap Walk
          • The Meters – Just Kissed My Baby
          • Marilyn Barbarin – Reborn
          • Dr. John – Mama Roux
          • Danny White – Natural Soul Brother
          • Eddie Bo – Hook 'N' Sling, Pt. 2
          • Ernie K. Doe – Here Come The Girls
          • Robert Parker – Hip-Huggin
          • The Meters – Handclapping Song
          • 2. The Explosions – Hip Drop
          • 3. Lee Dorsey – Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further
          • 4. Gentleman June Gardner – It's Gonna Rain
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