• Tony Allen – Tony’s Praeludium
    • Tony Allen – Stumbling Down (feat. Sampa The Great)
    • Tony Allen – Crushed Grapes (feat. Lord Jah-Monte Ogbon)
    • Tony Allen – Très Magnifique (feat. Tsunami)
    • Tony Allen – Mau Mau (feat. Nah Eeto)
    • Tony Allen – Coonta Kinte (feat. Zelooperz)
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    • Tony Allen – Cosmosis (feat. Ben Okri + Skepta)
    • 1. Tony’s Praeludium
    • 2. Stumbling Down (feat. Sampa The Great)
    • 3. Crushed Grapes (feat. Lord Jah-Monte Ogbon)
    • 4. Très Magnifique (feat. Tsunami)
    • 5. Mau Mau (feat. Nah Eeto)
    • 6. Coonta Kinte (feat. Zelooperz)
    • 7. Rich Black (feat. Koreatown Oddity)
    • 8. One Inna Million (feat. Lava La Rue)
    • 9. Gang On Holiday (Em I Go We?) (feat. Jeremiah Jae)
    • 10. Deer In Headlights (feat. Danny Brown)
    • 11. Hurt Your Soul (feat. Nate Bone)
    • 12. My Own (feat. Marlowe)
    • 13. Cosmosis (feat. Ben Okri + Skepta)
    • 14. There’s No End

    Posthumous release of 'There Is No End' by legendary Afrobeat drummer, Tony Allen! The album features guest vocal appearances from the likes of Danny Brown, Sampa the Great, Lava La Rue, and more.

    Other Releases on Blue Note

    GoGo PenguinRMXBlue Note

    Remixes of the electronic jazz/fusionists from the likes of James Holden, Nathan Fake, Squarepusher, Clark, Portico Quartet, Machinedrum and more!

    • – Kora (Cornelius remix)
    • – Atomised (Machinedrum remix)
    • – Embers (Yosi Horikawa remix)
    • – F Maj Pixie (Rone remix)
    • – F Maj Pixie (Squarepusher remix)
    • – Open (Nathan Fake remix)
    • – Signal In The Noise (808 State remix)
    • – Totem (James Holden remix)
    • – To The Nth (Shunya remix)
    • – Petit_A (Clark remix)
    • – Don't Go (Portico Quartet remix)
    • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£28.00
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    McCoy TynerTender Moments (Tone Poet Edition)Blue Note

    On his second Blue Note album Tender Moments, pianist and composer McCoy Tyner explored the colors and textures available in a nonet setting with some of the finest musicians of the time: Lee Morgan on trumpet, Julian Priester on trombone, Bennie Maupin on tenor saxophone, James Spaulding on alto saxophone and flute, Bob Northern on French horn, Howard Johnson on tuba, Herbie Lewis on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums. Highlights of the session include dedications to John Coltrane (“Mode to John”) and Thelonious Monk (“The High Priest”) as well as the stunning ballad “All My Yesterdays.”

      • LP (180 gram)£35.00
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      What happens when you combine Stanley Turrentine’s blues-drenched tenor saxophone with Les McCann’s soulful and funky piano? You end up with one of both men's best albums, an album considered to be one of the foundational sessions of soul jazz.

      Turrentine and McCann are joined by bassist Herbie Lewis (a member of McCann’s group at the time) and drummer Otis Candy Finch. Stand out tracks include 'Smile, Stacey', the deep blue groove of 'Soft Pedal Blues' and the in-the-pocket soul of 'Light Blue'.

      That’s where it’s at!

      • – Smile, Stacey
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      • – Pia
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      Anthony WilliamsCivilization (1987)Blue Note

      Blue Note 87

        • Original LP£15.00
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        Horace Silver QuintetSong For My Father (1963)Blue Note

        Mind-numbingly CLASSIC 

          • Original LP£40.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+DMM 1984 pressing in shrink in great condition
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          John ColtraneBlue Train (1957)Blue Note
          Late 50s hard bop, Coltrane's second on Blue Note. Killer line-up: John Coltrane – tenor saxophone, bandleader Paul Chambers – double bass Kenny Drew – piano Curtis Fuller – trombone Philly Joe Jones – drums Lee Morgan – trumpet
          • – moment's notice
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          MadlibShades Of BlueBlue Note

          Madlib invades Blue Note! Hip hop producer extroardinaire and world class jazz fiend Madlib gets let loose in the Blue Note vaults with his sampler!

            • New 2×LP £27.99
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            Donald Byrd Chant Blue Note

            High quality 180 gram reissue on the Blue Note Tone Poet series of Donald Byrd’s 1961 recording, not released until 1979, and featuring Herbie Hancock and Pepper Adams. Includes an early version of Duke Pearson's haunting "Chant" which Donald Byrd re-recorded with voices two years later on his "New Perspective" album.

            • – I'm An Old Cowhand From The Rio Grande
            • – Chant
            Freddie HubbardHub-TonesBlue Note

            **Classic album/classic Blue Note sleeve!**

            The trumpeter/flugelhornist’s classic 1963 album. His fourth Blue Note LP. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio on 10th October 1962 . Featuring an all-star band of James Spaulding (alto sax), Herbie Hancock (piano), Reggie Workman (bass) and Clifford Jarvis (drums). The album showcases four superb Hubbard originals (the title track, ‘Prophet Jennings’, ‘Lament For Booker’, ‘For Spee’s Sake’) plus a memorable take on the standard ‘You’re My Everything’, featuring some stunning Hubbard/Hancock interplay. Produced by Alfred Lion.

              Lou DonaldsonSay it LoudBlue Note

              One of the great Blue Note funk albums from 1969! Features Idris Muhammad on drums and Charles Earland on B3!


              • – Say it loud I'm black and I'm proud
              • – Snake Bone
              • CD£12.99
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              McCoy TynerExpansions (1969)Blue Note

              Seminal deep modal jazz on Blue Note w/ Woody Shaw, Gary Bartz, Ron Carter, Herbie Lewis and Freddie Watts. Produced by Duke Pearson. HEAVY!

              Orig= Blue label liberty pressing Rare Original = USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG (spine wear,ageing)

              High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+

              100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' money-back guarantee!

              • – Vision
              • – Smitty's Place
              • – Peresina
              • LP£25.00
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              Grant GreenTalkin' AboutBlue Note

              1964. With Elvin Jones and Larry Young.

                Donald ByrdAt The Half Note Cafe Volume 1Blue Note

                D. Byrd + Pepper Adams, Duke PEarson, Laymon Jackson, Lex Humphries.  New USA vinyl

                  Freddie HubbardBreaking PointBlue Note

                  Freddie Hubbard + James Spaulding, Ronnie Mathews, Eddie Khan, Joe Chambers. Deep and essential Blue Note. New USA vinyl issue

                    VariousBlue Break Beats (Volumes 1-3)Blue Note

                    Absolutely killer compilation of some of Blue Note's finest releases - The jazz break beats that inspired hip-hop artists. Includes Donald Byrd, Eddie Henderson, Grant Green, Ronnie Foster, Herbie Hancock and many more!   

                      Gregory PorterTake Me To The AlleyBlue Note

                      Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with his new album 'Take Me To The Alley' the much-anticipated follow-up to his million-selling Grammy-winning 2013 Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit. Includes Porter's version of 'Holding On' the hit single that he wrote with Disclosure.

                        • 2×LP£21.99
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                        Andrew HillGrass Roots (1968)Blue Note

                        Andrew Hill's best album, very highy recommended!


                        • – Mira
                        Stanley TurrentineA Chip Off The Old Block (1975)Blue Note

                         One of the few albums Stanley Turrentine recorded with his wife, Shirley Scott. features Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax; Shirley Scott, organ; Earl May, bass & Al Harewood drums.

                        Original= Blue Note / United Artists pressing

                        • – One O'Clock Jump
                        • – Midnight Blue
                        • – Blues In Hoss' Flat
                        • – Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
                        • – Cherry Point
                        • Original LP£30.00
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                        The 3 Sounds"Hey There" (1961)Blue Note

                        New York pressing original Blue Note Stereo orig. WITH "P" (ear) and VAN GELDER Stamp w/original Blue Note inner sleeve. V. RARE!

                          • Original LP£60.00
                            Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl, has some surface marks plays solid!

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                          Gregory Porter Liquid Spirit Blue Note
                          Grammy-nominated jazz singer Gregory Porter's debut album for legendary jazz institution, Blue Note. "Liquid Spirit" follows up two albums for indie label Motema, and of course his smash hit and Gilles Peterson favourite "1960 What?". Fourteen tracks consistng of Porter's personal song-writing delivered in soulful unmistakable voice. Includes his striring rendition of jazz standard "I Fall In Love Too Easily," as well as covers of Abbey Lincoln's "Lonesome Lover" and Ramsey Lewis' hit "The ‘In' Crowd."
                          • – No Love Dying
                          • – Lonesome Lover
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                          Grant Green Grant's First Stand (1961)Blue Note

                          Guitarist Grant Green's debut on Blue Note as he's joined by Baby Face Willette on organ and Ben Dixon on drums. Smokin!

                          • – Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
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                          Kenny BurrellMidnight Blue (1967)Blue Note

                          CLASSIC Blue Note album on limited press 180gm vinyl

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                            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)!

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                            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.

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                            • Trees Speak – Synthesis
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                            • Trees Speak – Incandescent Sun
                            • Trees Speak – Healing Rods
                            • Trees Speak – Steckdose
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                            Tony Allen plays with Afrika 70No Accommodation For LagosComet Records

                            Reissue of 1978's 'No Accommodation for Lagos', Tony Allen's third solo album, is an effortless Afrobeat masterpiece. The Afrika 70 band floats through two of Tony's heaviest and most churning compositions. With this album, we start to hear Tony Allen's unique style of Afro-Funk that he would explore for decades to come as a solo artist - it is groove-focused, a rolling meditation on rhythm. Essential release!

                            • – No Accommodation For Lagos
                            • – African Message
                            Michel MagneLe Monocle Rit JauneJazz Room Records

                            Super cool jazz score by Michel Magne in the vein of 'Take Five'. Super rare too with original copies fetching £250+

                            Anyone who was into the earlier Jazz Room single release of Take Vibes version of Golden Brown' is going to want to get their hands on a copy of this!

                            Regularly featured on Worldwide FM's / Gilles Peterson's playlist this is a must buy - limited pressing, don't miss!

                            • – Le Monocle Rit Jaune
                            • – Le Monocle Sourit
                            • – Monocle Story
                            • – Le Monocle S'attendrit
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                            Anthony JosephThe Rich are Only Defeated When Running for their Lives (feat. Shabaka Hutchings)Heavenly Sweetness

                            **New release dates due to manufacturing delays. Vinyl format has moved to 8th October**

                            Heavenly Sweetness release 'The Rich are Only Defeated When Running for their Lives' from "one of the UK's most exciting and innovative voices, poet, novelist, musician and lecturer Anthony Joseph was born in Trinidad and has lived in the UK since 1989. Described as ‘the leader of the black avant-garde in Britain’, his written work and performance occupies a space between surrealism, Jazz and the rhythms of Caribbean speech and music."


                            Conscious, spiritual jazz music delivered with a powerful message that resonates with these times. Highly recommeded!

                            • – Calling England Home
                            • – Swing Praxis
                            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
                            Gilles Peterson BOOK! First Edition, Limited HardbackLOCKDOWN FM: BROADCASTING IN A PANDEMIC

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                            LIMITED COPIES 1st EDITION DELUXE HARDBACK!! ORDER NOW!!!

                            Lockdown FM: Broadcasting In a Pandemic is a 600+ page cultural documentation of a year in lockdown. Densely populated and rich in imagery, it records the response of London based DJ and Broadcaster, Gilles Peterson and the community network of global music and culture platform, Worldwide FM to the impact of Covid-19 and that moment in time when the world went into lockdown to slow down the deadly impact of the virus.

                            This radical book project was conceived as the nation emerged from the very first lockdown. It is built around the playlists from eighty Worldwide FM and BBC6 Music radio broadcasts Peterson made, following Boris Johnson’s lockdown announcement on 23 March 2020. As the pandemic closed in, Gilles Peterson retreated to the Brownswood basement and his family “bubble”. He embraced his passion for running. For the first time in a long career of DJ-ing globally, life as he knew it came to a halt so this personal, and often intimate recollection, picks out key cultural moments during what was an incredibly unique time.

                            Lockdown FM actually kicks off pre-lockdown on New Year’s Eve and provides an insight into Petersons’ packed schedule which included a tour of New York, Chicago, Australia, New Zealand and London before his diary was wiped clean. As the timeline unfolds it’s impossible to ignore the deadly impact of the pandem- ic. The music world lost a host of great musicians and artists, who were well known and much-loved including McCoy Tyner, Manu Dibango, Tony Allen, Ty, Mike Huckaby... and this book pays respect to their lives and creative output. Offset against the fatalities, Peterson celebrates the birthdays of musicians close to him such as Stevie Wonder and Dee Dee Bridgewater. He also explores different genres via ‘The 20’ series which included Jazz Dance (Combat), Trip Hop, Jazz Funk, Modal Jazz.

                            The playlists provided the framework to bring in other creatives impacted by the pandemic and contributions to the book are made by Zara McFarlane, Jean- Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick, Simon Emmerson, Rob Gallagher, Emily Moxon, Louie Vega, François Kervorkian, Brian Bacchus, Adrian Younge, Kassa Overall, Jazz Re:- freshed, Damu The Fudgemunk and Raw Poetic. To counter life in the basement he enlisted the photography of Dobie who cycled daily through an abandoned city.

                            As the summer sun shone, the impact of the death of George Floyd spread worldwide. The lockdown crumbled under the weight of the Black Lives Matter Movement and the book engages with its impact through contributions by Erica McKoy, Thristian (Global Roots) and Paul Martin.

                            Edited by Straight No Chaser’s Paul Bradshaw with design /art direction by Hugh Miller, Gilles Peterson’s ‘Lockdown FM’ concept came to life through
                            a period of intense improvisation. The result is extraordinary. It follows a timeline we all lived through and cements the vital role that music, and those who create it, played – and continues to play– in helping us all get through an unprecedented time.

                              • Book (1.9kg)£40.00
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                              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.

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                              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
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                              Khan JamalInfinityJazz Room Records

                              **Reissue of this sought-after, self-released jazz album from 1984, featuring the classic 'The Known Unknown'!**

                              Vibes maestro Khan Jamal's 'Infinity' features a stellar line up, a drums and percussion-rich sextet that features altoist Byard Lancaster and a Philadelphia-based rhythm section, Clifton Burton on harmonica and the legendary free drummer Sunny Murray.

                              The music stands up to and can be compared to anything released on the great Jazz labels and just like a Classic Blue Note, Prestige, Verve or Impulse release this is an absolute stand-out session!

                              • – Nubian Queen
                              • – Infinity
                              • – Lovely Afternoon
                              • – The Known Unknown
                              • – The Angry Young Man
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                              A decade of Armenian disco, funk, and soul, compiled by Darone Sassounian who spent three years tracking down the records and artists; fulfilling a calling to lift his people’s voice, a people that have always faced the threat of erasure. The music was made a generation after the Armenian Genocide, a testament to perseverance. The seven tracks featured are incredibly inventive and unique in their interpretations of these Western seventies sounds. This compilation comes at an urgent time as 2020 set the stage for Azerbaijan and Turkey to perpetuate genocidal rhetoric as they invaded Armenian borders and bombed civilian cities eventually resulting in the loss of lives and land stewarded for millennia. All while the western world paid little notice. It is with great gratitude and purpose that Terrestrial Funk rebirths this music and uplifts the voice of the Armenian Diaspora.

                              • – Marten Yorgantz – Ammenaïn Serdov (With All My Heart)
                              • – Adiss Harmandyan – Ors Kez Hed Antzav (My Day Spent)
                              • – Jozeph Sefian - Karoun E Yegel (Spring Has Come)
                              • – Avo Haroutiounian – Tears On My Eyes
                              • – Jozeph Sefian – Sev Sev Achair (Black Black Eyes)
                              • – Harout Pamboukjian – Taparoum Enk (We're Wandering)
                              • – Eddy Jeghelian - Im Sireli Ashdarag (My Dear Ashdarag)
                              • 1. – Marten Yorgantz – Ammenaïn Serdov (With All My Heart)
                              • 2. – Adiss Harmandyan – Ors Kez Hed Antzav (My Day Spent)
                              • 3. – Jozeph Sefian - Karoun E Yegel (Spring Has Come)
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                              Jimi Tenor & Tony AllenInspiration Information (Reissue)Strut

                              **Reissue of this classic from 2009!**

                              Finnish maverick Jimi Tenor hits the studio for a mouth-watering head to head with Afrobeat drumming legend, Tony Allen!

                              • – Against The Wall
                              • – Sinuhe
                              • – Selfish Gene
                              • – Darker Side Of Night
                              • – Got My Egusi
                              • – Path To Wisdom
                              • – Cella's Walk
                              • – Mama England
                              • – Three Continents
                              • 2×LP£25.00
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                              BohannonLet's Start II Dance AgainUnidisc

                              Absolute party-starting disco anthem from 1981 by the legendary Bohannon!

                              • – Let's Start II Dance Again (Part II)
                              • – Let's Start II Dance Again (Rap Version)
                              • – The Party Train
                              • 12"£11.00
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                              Impulse Records: Music, Message And The MomentImpulse!

                              UNBELIEVABLE new compilation of deep spiritual music by John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Oliver Nelson, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp and other groundbreaking Impulse Artists.

                              "Orange and black. Fire and ebony. Fury and pride. Wearing its signature colors proudly and raising its exclamation point high, Impulse! Records was the go-to label for music that harnessed the searching and political stand-taking of the Sixties. Launched in 1961, Impulse grew to become an inherent part of the era’s velocity as well as its volume, pulling jazz into the age of Black Power, Afrocentricity, and Spiritual Expansion. In its balance of tradition and transition, it bridged the golden age of jazz, that brief window from the late Fifties to the Seventies when players representing every jazz era were alive and active—from Louis Armstrong to Albert Ayler, from the legends of lore to a new generation of energy players. Impulse treated all its musicians as innovators, revolutionaries even—from swing and bebop, to free and Afrofuturist. The performances on Impulse Records: Music, Message and the Moment draw their staying power from a wide embrace of styles and sounds, as well as a tight focus on a historic moment when the promise of change was in the air and the message of racial harmony was in the music. Today that music has lost none of its relevance: the promise still deferred, the message still on time."

                              • – The John Coltrane Quartet — Africa
                              • – Max Roach — Garvey's Ghost
                              • – John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane — Reverend King
                              • – Alice Coltrane — Blue Nile
                              • – Pharoah Sanders — Astral Traveling
                              • – Archie Shepp — Blues for Brother George Jackson
                              • 1. – The John Coltrane Quartet — Africa
                              • 2. – Max Roach — Garvey's Ghost
                              • 15. – John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane — Reverend King
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                              • 4×LP Box Set (2kg)£160.00
                                • 4xLP box set is housed in a high-quality archival portfolio cast with a museum drop front.
                                • Magazine style booklet featuring original impulse! ads and artist photos
                                • Impulse! vinyl slipmat.
                                • Free UK shipping!
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                              • 2×CD£20.00
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                              Theo Parrish, Maurissa Rose, The UnitSpecial VersionsSound Signature

                              Theo Parrish revisits the classic 'This If For You' from his 2019 LP and recorded a whole new version with Detroit singer, Maurissa Rose! Backed with a more rugged fix of the amazing 'Ain't No Need'!

                              • – Theo Parrish with Maurissa Rose - This Is For You (Special Version)
                              • – The Unit - Ain't No Need (Special Version)
                              • 12"£13.00
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                              Soul Jazz Records Presents Fashion Records : Style & FashionA-Class Top Notch Hi Fi Sounds In Fine StyleSoul Jazz Records

                              Soul Jazz Records are proud to present this new collection of music from the great Fashion Records, one of the most important and iconic independent labels to come out of the UK, and which ran from 1980 for nearly 20 years.

                              In that time Fashion released hundreds of records that successfully reflected, and indeed set, the changing styles and perspectives of reggae music in the UK – from UK dancehall and lovers rock in the 1980s through to the mighty rise of jungle in the second half of the 1990s.

                              While nearly all other UK reggae labels focused on releasing Jamaican music – from the early days of Island and Trojan in the 1960s, through Island and Virgin in the 1970s, and Greensleeves that came up in the 1980s – Fashion’s focus was firmly on music produced in the UK. This unique British perspective shaped both lyrical content and musical fashion. And like all the great music labels – from Studio One to Blue Note – Fashion was able to create a significant roster of its own artists.

                              Amazingly for a small independent label, a number of Fashion artists achieved mainstream UK chart and crossover success – including Laurel & Hardy, Smiley Culture and General Levy. But although this success was welcomed, crossing over into the mainstream was never the main focus for the label owners Chris Lane and John McGillivray (who also runs the successful Dub Vendor record shop) whose starting point was always primarily focused on producing quality music first.

                              In the early 1980s, Fashion Records captured the rise of the emerging British dancehall scene in its ascendency. The large roster of first generation British-born artists and MCs on the label – including General Levy, Papa Face, Smiley Culture, Bionic Rhona, Asher Senator, Laurel & Hardy, Top Cat and many more – often gave a unique and sometimes humorous British lyrical perspective to Fashion releases, discussing everyday subjects, from police harassment to road safety!

                              Throughout much of the 1980s and into the 1990s Fashion continued to release an almost relentless array of UK dancehall releases as well as continuing with lovers rock, and the occasional dub releases. Then, in the mid-90s, with the dancehall and reggae releases still coming on strong, Fashion released a superb series of early jungle tracks linking Jamaican and British MCs and dancehall artists with young jungle mixers, re-mixers and producers. By this time dancehall artists General Levy and Cutty Ranks had become the staple vocal samples of literally hundreds of white label jungle records and Fashion took advantage of this, often getting young producers to work in exchange for sample clearances – don’t get mad, get even!

                              This album is a subjective and scatter-gun ride through some of the many unique and heavyweight tracks to come out of the Fashion stable that we love – some classics, some lesser-known, all 100% killer!

                              The album is released on heavyweight triple vinyl (+ download code), deluxe double CD with outsize booklet and slipcase, and digitally. The album comes with extensive sleevenotes featuring interviews with Fashion founders Chris Lane and John MacGillvary, as well as exclusive photography and original artwork and flyers.



                              • Papa Face featuring Red Man – Dance Pon De Corner
                              • Dee Sharp – Let's Dub It Up
                              • Cutty Ranks – Limb By Limb (DJ SS Remix)
                              • General Levy – Mad Them
                              • Laurel & Hardy – You're Nicked
                              • Bunny General – Played By This Ya Sound
                              • General Levy & Hard 'n' Pure – Wikkeda!!
                              • Carlton Lewis – Small Talking
                              • Poison Chang – Shot Fe Bust (Marvellous Cain Remix)
                              • Dee Sharp – Rising To The Top
                              • Papa Face With Keith Douglas – DJ Jamboree
                              • General Levy – Heat
                              • Carlton Lewis – Sweet Soul Rocking
                              • Top Cat – Ruffest Gun Ark (DJ Rap Mix)
                              • Papa San – DJ Business
                              • Papa Face & Bionic Rhona – To The Bump
                              • Cutty Ranks – As You See It
                              • Janice Walker – You'll Never Need Somebody
                              • Asher Senator – Bubble With I
                              • 1. Papa Face featuring Red Man – Dance Pon De Corner
                              • 2. Dee Sharp – Let's Dub It Up
                              • 3. Cutty Ranks – Limb By Limb (DJ SS Remix)
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                              Edo Funk Explosion Vol. 1Analog Africa

                              It was in Benin City, in the heart of Nigeria, that a new hybrid of intoxicating highlife music known as 'Edo Funk' was born. It first emerged in the late 1970s when a group of musicians began to experiment with different ways of integrating elements from their native Edo culture and fusing them with new sound effects coming from West Africa´s night-clubs. Unlike the rather polished 1980's Nigerian disco productions coming out of the international metropolis of Lagos, Edo Funk was raw and reduced to its bare minimum.

                              Analog Africa focus on this style with an essential, 12 track compilation with extended notes and photos.

                              • Osayomore Joseph And The Creative Seven – Africa Is My Root
                              • Akaba Man & The Nigie Rokets – Ta Gha Hunsimwen
                              • Akaba Man And The African Pride – Popular Side
                              • Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis – Iranm Iran
                              • Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis – Sakpaide No.2
                              • 1. Osayomore Joseph And The Creative Seven – Africa Is My Root
                              • 2. Akaba Man & The Nigie Rokets – Ta Gha Hunsimwen
                              • 3. Akaba Man And The African Pride – Popular Side
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                              • 2×LP£27.00
                                Gatefold sleeve with 20 page booklet
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                              • CD + Book (200g)£20.00
                                Includes a 36 page booklet
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                              Tony Allen and The Afro MessengersNo DiscriminationComet Records

                              Reissue of the classic late 70s album 'No Discrimination'! This album marks an important turning point in Tony Allen's musical life; he had recently left Fela Kuti's band, which was clearly an emotional yet necessary change as Allen sings of love and brotherhood throughout his fourth solo album. 'No Discrimination', both in composition and sound, is a blueprint for the future of Afrobeat, decades ahead of its time. The songs are a mixture of old and new - fusing the classic Afrobeat compositional style with modern production and ideas. Classic tunes like the title track and 'Ariya' pushed boundaries for what Afrobeat could be, which a wave of Afrobeat bands would pick up on decades later.

                              • – No Discrimination
                              • – Road Safety
                              • – Ariya
                              • – Love Is A Natural Thing
                              The AbyssiniansSattaAzul

                              The all time classic harmony roots album from The Abyssinians recorded in the mid 70s a.k.a. "Satta Masagana" & "Forward Onto Zion". One of the best vocal roots albums ever to come out of Jamaica! Recorded by Clive Hunt & the cream of J.A. session musicians of the time. Highly recommended!

                              • – Declaration Of Rights
                              • – Good Lord
                              • – Forward On A Yard
                              • – Know Jah Today
                              • – Abendigo
                              • – Timasgan
                              • – Black Man Strain
                              • – African Race
                              • – I 'N' I
                              • – Satta (The Best)
                              Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of RastafariTales Of MozambiqueSoul Jazz Records

                              Soul Jazz Records are releasing Count Ossie and The Mystic Revelation’s seminal 1975 album Tales of Mozambique in an expanded double album/single CD/digital format, fully remastered and with the inclusion of two bonus rare single-only tracks, full sleevenotes, exclusive photographs and interview.

                              Count Ossie is the central character in the development of Rastafarian roots music, nowadays an almost mythical and iconic figure. His importance in bringing Rastafarian music to a populist audience is matched only by Bob Marley’s promotion of the faith internationally in the 1970s.

                              Count Ossie’s drummers performed on the first commercially released single to integrate Rastafarian traditional music with popular music: the vocal group The Folkes Brothers’ groundbreaking song ‘Oh Carolina’, recorded for producer Prince Buster in 1959. In 1966 his drummers greeted the momentous arrival of Haile Selassie at Kingston airport.

                              His legendary jam sessions up in his Rastafarian compound in the hills of Wareika, Kingston, are famous for the many Jamaican musicians who attended including The Skatalites players – Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond, Johnny Moore, Lloyd Knibbs – and many others.

                              The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari formed in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1970, a union of Count Ossie’s Rastafarian drummers – variously known as his African Drums, Wareikas or his Afro-Combo – and the saxophonist Cedric Im Brooks’ horns group, The Mystics.

                              The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari are the defining group in bringing authentic Rastafarian rhythms into the collective consciousness of popular music, their unique music is at once rooted in the deep traditions and rituals of traditional drumming and chanting alongside a forward-thinking, even avant-garde, artistry influenced by the likes of John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders and other pioneering African-American jazz artists radicalised and charged by the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

                              Tales of Mozambique is a truly unique and fascinating ground-breaking album.

                              Count Ossie and The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari are the central group featured on Soul Jazz Records recent "Rastafari - The Dreads Enter Babylon” a collection showing the influence of Rastafari in Reggae and Jamaican popular culture.

                              Soul Jazz Records will also be releasing Count Ossie and The Rasta Family 'Man From Higher Heights’ in the near future.

                              * Bonus tracks

                              REVIEWS

                              " All roads in Rastafarian roots music lead to Count Ossie.He’s the lead character in this compelling subplot, the musician who was one of the first to put Rasta tenets into the heart of popular music.

                              He did so from his camp in the hills above Kingston, Count Ossie and his drummers casting a spell on the musicians who gathered to check him out and then went on to spread the word about the powerful nyabinghi rhythms and mesmerising percussion.

                              This is a reissue of the 1975 album Count Ossie made with his Rastafarian drummers and saxaphonist Cedric ‘Im’ Brooks’s group The Mystics.

                              It’s a groundbreaking, majestic work, by turns righteous in tone and joyous in execution. It’s the sound of Ossie and his ensemble narrating a history lesson and you’d be daft not to want to find out more."  IRISH TIMES

                              • – Sam's Intro
                              • – Tales Of Mozambique
                              • – Selam Nna Wadada (Peace & Love)
                              • – No Night In Zion
                              • – I Am A Warrior
                              • – Wicked Babylon
                              • – Let Freedom Reign
                              • – Lock, Stock And Barrel
                              • – Nigerian Reggae
                              • – Run One Mile
                              • – Rasta Reggae*
                              • – Samia*
                              Tina BrooksThe Waiting Game (Tone Poet Edition)Blue Note

                              The Waiting Game was the unsung tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks’ final album, recorded in 1961 but not released until 1999. Brooks is one of the most under-appreciated tenor players and composers of the hard bop era, with only one of his four Blue Note sessions (the classic True Blue) released during his lifetime.

                              Brooks is joined here by Johnny Coles on trumpet, Kenny Drew on piano, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums.

                              Brooks penned five of the six tracks, showcasing his unique compositional talent in addition to his pleading and soulful tenor sound. Highlights include the Side 1 opener “Talkin’ About” and the modal masterpieces “Dhyana” and “David the King”.

                              • – Talkin' About
                              • – One For Myrtle
                              • – Dhyana
                              • – David The King
                              • – Stranger In Paradise
                              • – The Waiting Game
                              • LP (180 gram)£35.00
                                Deluxe, 180g 'Tone Poet' edition in a gatefold sleeve.
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                              Soul of A Nation: Afro-Centric Visions in the Age of Black PowerSoul Jazz Records

                              This album coincides with the massive new exhibition Soul of A Nation - Art in the Age of Black Power at Tate Modern, London.


                              Watch Channel 4 news piece here

                              Read Guardian feature here

                              The album shows how the ideals of the civil rights movement, black power and black nationalism influenced the evolvement of radical African-American music in the United States of America in the intensely political and revolutionary period at the end of the 1960s following the assassinations of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and the rise of the Black Panther party.

                              Featuring groundbreaking artists such as Gil Scott-Heron, Roy Ayers, Don Cherry, Oneness of Juju, Sarah Webster Fabio, Horace Tapscott, Phil Ranelin and many others, Soul of A Nation shows how political themes led to the rise of ‘conscious’ black music as new afro-centric styles combined the musical radicalism and spirituality of John Coltrane and radical avant-garde jazz music alongside the intense funk and soul of James Brown and Aretha Franklin and the urban poetry and proto-rap of the streets.

                              The Soul of a Nation exhibition draws on the links between Black art forms – art, music, poetry - and how they came together during the civil rights and black power era as part of the wider black arts movement across the United States.

                              Iconic African-Amercian revolutionary figures such as Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Angela Davis, John Coltrane, Muhammad Ali all appear in the radical artworks of Barkley L. Hendricks, Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Lorraine O’Grady and Betye Saar.

                              Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records) will appear with the curators on the panel of Jazz for Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power discussion at the gallery as part of the show. You can book a ticket for this event here

                              The Soul of a Nation album comes with extensive sleeve-notes and exclusive photography in a large 36-page outsize booklet and slipcase. Double gatefold vinyl album edition comes with full colour inners + bonus download code and includes full sleeve-notes/photography.

                              Read More Reviews of the Soul of A Nation Exhibition:

                              Independent

                              Time Out

                              The Telegraph

                              Frieze

                              BBC News

                              • Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
                              • Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry – Sounds From The Bush
                              • Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Red, Black and Green
                              • Philip Cohran and The Artistic Heritage Ensemble – Malcolm X
                              • Sarah Webster Fabio – Sweet Songs
                              • Phil Ranelin – Vibes From The Tribe
                              • Horace Tapscott with the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra – Desert Fairy Princess
                              • David McKnight – Strong Men
                              • Joe Henderson – Black Narcissus
                              • Oneness Of Juju – African Rhythms
                              • Doug Carn – Suratal Ihklas
                              • Duke Edwards and The Young Ones – Is It Too Late ?
                              • Carlos Garnett – Mother Of The Future
                              • 1. Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
                              • 2. Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry – Sounds From The Bush
                              • 3. Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Red, Black and Green
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                              DubkasmKings MusicDubkasm Records

                              Dubkasm’s thirtieth release on their own label takes the classic soundsystem format of four wild cuts of one pounding digital dub. The format is time-honoured, but King’s Music - which has been run hard on dubplate by the kings of Year 3000 style, Iration Steppas, and French dub ambassadors OBF - is at the cutting edge of reggae. It has mashed up festivals around the world and was one of the high notes of Dub Camp 2019 where Dubkasm rumbled the Dub Club arena. Majestic FM pads wail and trill through a boss phaser pedal, pushed onward by rugged digital subs and propulsive, steel-edged percussion. The EP builds until Dubkasm pull out the resonant bass filter for the brutal final cut. King’s Music is future dub at its most intense and inspiring.

                              • – Kings Music (Cut 1)
                              • – Kings Music (Cut 2)
                              • – Kings Music (Cut 3)
                              • – Kings Music (Cut 4)
                              PUNK 45 The ScabsAmory Building E.P. (1979)

                              Superb independent UK DIY punk from 1979 - unbelievably hard to find an original copy.

                              Crazy fold-out sleeve bespoke exact replica DIY PUNK 45!

                              • – Amory Building
                              • – Leave Me Alone
                              • – Don't Just Sit There
                              • – U.R.E.
                              Willi WilliamsFreedom Time / Armagideon TimeSoul Sounds

                              From the vaults of J.A. singer Willi Williams in conjuction with Dub Vendor come two 12" & 7" releases on Soul Sounds. "Freedom Time" was first released in 1983 on New York label Faithful, great deep roots vocal & rare dub cut on Yabby You's roots classic "Chant Down Babylon" riddim with an alternative take of his Studio 1 hit "Armagideon Time" on the flip. Both releases come in superb company sleeves..don't miss!

                              • – Freedom Time / Freedom Dub
                              • – Freedom Version
                              • – Armagideon Time