Teaspoon and The Waves Teaspoon and The Waves

    Mr Bongo
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    • Teaspoon and The Waves – Oh Yeh Soweto
    • 1. Friday Night
    • 2. Wind And Fire
    • 3. Saturday Express
    • 4. Oh Yeh Soweto
    • 5. Got Me Tight

    Mr Bongo release this killer, 1977, South African jazz album from Teaspoon and The Waves; best known for the song ‘Oh Yeh Soweto’, which is an astonishing adaptation of Lamont Dozier’s anthem ‘Going Back to My Roots’!

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        • – Die Happy
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        • 2. Les Ambassadeurs du Motel de Bamako – Tiecolom-Ba
        • 3. Super Tentemba Jazz – Mangan
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          • – Butt...In The Meantime
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          • – Made You Look
          • – Made You Look (Inst. Without Guns)
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          • – Insane In The Brain (LP Version)
          • – Insane In The Brain (Instrumental)
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          • – I Got A Man (Original Version)
          • – Shakin'
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          • – Travelling at the Speed of Thought
          • – M.C.’s Ultra (Part II Edit)
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          • – Give The Drummer Some
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          • – Strobelite Honey (The Original)
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            • – All News Is Good News
            • – Herbie Hemphill
            • – Blyth Street Nocturne
            • – Have You Fed Baby Huey Today
            • – Yung Boi Suite
            • – Crayfish Caper
            • – Flip Shelton
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            Asha PuthliAsha PuthliMr Bongo

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

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

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              • – Hideyasu Terakawa Quartet feat. Hiroshi Fujii – Black Nile
              • – Aki Takase Trio – Song for Hope
              • – Itakura Katsuyuki Trio – Honey Sanba
              • – Ryusei Tomoyose Quartet – Kirisame
              • – Masao Nakajima Quartet – Kemo Sabe
              • – Hiroshi Murakami & Dancing Sphinx – Phoebus
              • – Masaru Imada Trio + 1 – Planets
              • 3×LP£33.00
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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
              Renata LuRenata LuMad About Records

              **Includes the killer funk of 'Faz Tanto Tempo'!**

              Renata Lu is a bit of a mystery figure... She only made a few albums in the 1970s and sang backup on many more such Tim Maia and Nonato Buzar but for whatever reasons never seemed to make it into the MPB upper echelons. Debuted solo in 1971 on her self-titled album for Copacabana Records with a heavyweight fusion of US style soul and funk with added Latin percussion. This features Renata Lu singing over a hybrid samba/boogaloo backing track rich in jaunty bass, rasping horns and jazzy electric piano riffs. Rare LP finally reissued on a deluxe edition. One of the landmarks of Funk Carioca.

              • – Faz Tanto Tempo
              • LP (180 gram)£29.00
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              Wound Without A Tear: Australian Ambient & Experimental Music 1993-2008Daisart

              Daisart focuses on a period of early 90s, post-rave-though-to-mid 00s experiments from a completely overlooked scene in Australia. The recordings were sourced from artists, labels, corrupted disk drives, CD-Rs, the WWW and archives of Melbourne’s 3RRR community radio station.

              • – Peter Ball (Delicate Systems) - Drawn From Sleep
              • – Paul Schütze - The Lotus Voltage
              • – Sense - Eb Ni Twein
              • – Kazumichi Grime - Rounded
              • – Kaputnik - Sleepers Sleep
              • – Sarah Hopkins - Kindred Spirits
              • – Ros Bandt - From Under The Sacred Oak
              • – Pretty Boy Crossover - Audio Letters
              • – melbient - Narla
              • – Didgitalis - The Abyss
              • – Linga Sarira - Void Calm
              • 2×LP£30.00
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              Charles McPhersonSiku Ya Bibi (Day Of The Lady) Mainstream Records (1972)

              Mainstream Records gatefold original USA vinyl.

              Large line-up including Barry Harris, Sam Jones, Leroy Williams, Gene Orloff, Barry Harris & more.

                • Original LP£15.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGWear to sleeve
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                Nubiyan TwistFreedom FablesStrut

                Woven around soul searching, cautionary tales and parables for modern life, 'Freedom Fables' is the most accomplished album by the UK collective, effortlessly fusing different soul, jazz and global styles with deft musicianship and lyrical delivery.

                • – Morning Light
                • – Tittle Tattle
                • – Buckle Up
                • – Keeper
                • – Ma Wonka
                • – Flow
                • – 27-7
                • – If I Know
                • – Wipe Away Tears
                • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£26.00
                  Limited green vinyl edition
                  Out of stock
                • 2×LP£24.00
                  Standard black vinyl edition
                  Out of stock
                • CD£11.00
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                Terry Callier / Jerry ButlerOrdinary JoeOutta Sight

                Reissue of Terry Callier's folk-soul masterpiece 'Ordinary Joe' backed with the overlooked version by Jerry Butler!

                • Terry Callier – Ordinary Joe
                • Jerry Butler – Ordinary Joe
                • 7"£11.00
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                The Contemporary Jazz QuintetThe Black Hole180 Proof Records

                Previously unreleased recording from the seminal US jazz group, Contemporary Jazz Quintet!

                • – Unknown Song Number One
                • – Unknown Song Number Two
                • – Unknown Song Number Three
                • – Unknown Song Number Four
                • 2×LP£30.00
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                King TubbyKing Tubby's Balmagie Jam RockDove

                From the vaults of Roy Cousins lead singer of The Royals, 12 tracks mixed and dubbed at King Tubby's studio. Songs recorded between 1966 & 1979 at Randy's, Channel One & Dynamic then voiced and mixed at King Tubby's. Killer stuff!

                • – Water House Road Block
                • – The Roots Prophet And The Mix
                • – Balmagie Jam Rock
                • – From Channel 1 To King Tubby's Studio
                • – Cerfew In Tower Hill
                • – Pen Wood Road Gang War
                • – Valrie Crown The King
                • – Saturday Dub Cut Only
                • – Gully Bank Dub Session
                • – Rewind And Mix
                • – Dub Plate Rule
                • – Dedicated To Lucky And Pug
                • LP£15.00
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