The Toreadors Thembi / Gwinyitshe

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    Mr Bongo reissue this MONSTER deep, soul-jazz double-sider from South Africa, 1972

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            Asha PuthliAsha PuthliMr Bongo

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              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
              East Coast Love Affair & Mary Love ComerWithout YouAthens Of The North

              Wicked, deep, dreamy house vibes from East Coast Love Affair backed with East Coast Love Affair's KILLER remix of Mary Love's 80s gospel soul gem 'Come Out Of The Sandbox'!

              • – Without You (feat. Avelino Pitts & Roni)
              • – Come out of the Sandbox (East Coast Love Affair Mix)
              • 12"£11.00
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              Byard LancasterMy Pure JoyStrut

              Strut reissue 'My Pure Joy', a 90s album by Philadelphia jazz musician Byard Lancaster. He was known for blending together various styles - which, on this particular album, included a heavy Nigerian jazz influence amongst the spiritual grooves.

              • – Drummers From Ibadan
              • – Philadelphia Savage
              • – Sweet Evil
              • – Lancaster Brand Notes
              • – Jazz Lady
              • LP£21.00
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              • CD£13.00
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              MexicanoGorilla In ManillaPioneer

              Mid 70s DJ cut from The Mexicano aka Rudy Grant brother of Eddy Grant on the heavyweight "Marcus Garvey" rhythm borrowed from Burning Spear & Jack Ruby.

              • Mexicano – Gorilla In Manilla
              • Bag-O-Wire – Bag-O-Wire
              • 7"£10.00
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