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    • Sault – Don't Shoot Guns Down
    • Sault – Sorry Ain't Enough
    • Sault – Bow feat. Michael Kiwanuka
    • Sault – Black
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    • 1. Out The Lies
    • 2. Stop Dem
    • 3. Hard Life
    • 4. Don't Shoot Guns Down
    • 5. Wildfires
    • 6. X
    • 7. Sorry Ain't Enough
    • 8. Black Is
    • 9. Bow feat. Michael Kiwanuka
    • 10. This Generation feat. Laurette Josiah
    • 11. Why We Cry Why We Die
    • 12. Black
    • 13. US
    • 14. Eternal Life
    • 15. Only Synth in Church
    • 16. Monsters
    • 17. June Child
    • 18. Miracles
    • 19. Hold Me
    • 20. Pray Up Stay Up

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    Sault - the clandestine collective with a talent that knows no bounds - return with their incredible album 'NINE'; infectious, catchy, ardent soul music that perfectly soundtracks the essence of the time that we currently live. Essential release!

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    ‘Conquering Lion’ stands as one of the few truly essential albums of the roots era. As devotional as anything by Burning Spear, as polemical as Bob Marley, and as militant as the Mighty Diamonds, the album also communicates a haunting spiritual quality that is uniquely its own. Amazingly, for such a coherent work, the tracks were recorded over a period of at least four years, yet come together to present a single coherent vision. The album was first issued in Jamaica by Micron, and in the UK with a different tracklisting as ‘Ram-A-Dam’ on the Lucky label in 1976. Here the album is presented for the first time in expanded form, together with its dub counterpart. Vivian ‘Yabby You’ Jackson is often portrayed as a strange, otherworldly figure. Yet his life was filled with two opposing forces, the spiritual and the earthly. Even as Yabby was yearning for a higher plane of existence, he was scratching out a difficult living in the ghetto. Whilst warning of sinful secular behaviour, he was working at the race track taking bets. As well as creating some of the most powerful and heartfelt music to come out of Jamaica, Yabby was busy cutting deals with studios and musicians, and hustling round the record shops to sell his products. And these contradictions seem to have fuelled some of his best music, pushing him into places that other artists shied away from.

    * CD Bonus Tracks

    • – Run Come Rally
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    • – Conquering Lion
    • – Covetous Men
    • – Anti Christ
    • – Carnal Mind
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    • – Love Thy Neighbour
    • – Love Of Jah
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    Cuba: Music and Revolution - Compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Records

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    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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      Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony OrchestraPromisesLuaka Bop

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      • – Movement 1
      • – Movement 2
      • – Movement 3
      • – Movement 4
      • – Movement 5
      • – Movement 6
      • – Movement 7
      • – Movement 8
      • – Movement 9
      • LP (180 gram)£26.00
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      Ezra CollectiveYou Can't Steal My JoyEnter The Jungle

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      • – Space is the Place (Reprise)
      • – Why You Mad?
      • – Red Whine
      • – Quest For Coin
      • – Reason In Disguise feat. Jorja Smith
      • – What Am I To Do? feat. Loyle Carner
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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
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      • – Buckle Up
      • – Keeper
      • – Ma Wonka
      • – Flow
      • – 27-7
      • – If I Know
      • – Wipe Away Tears
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      MadlibSound Ancestors (Arranged By Kieran Hebden)Madlib Invazion

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      • LP (180 gram)£22.99
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      Menahan Street BandThe Exciting Sounds Of Menahan Street BandDaptone

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      Clydie KingRushing To Meet YouEverland

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        Love Saves the Day: A History Of American Dance Music Culture 1970-1979Reappearing Records

        Author Tim Lawrence (Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, Hold on to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene) compiles 'Love Saves the Day: A History Of American Dance Music Culture 1970-1979', an 18 track album that focuses on this important decade of American music. Features music from the likes of Wilson Pickett, Charles Earland, Jackson 5, Gladys Knight And The Pips, James Brown and more!

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        • Miroslave Vitous – New York City
        • Edgar Winter – Above And Beyond (12" Version)
        • 1. Les Troubadours Du Roi Baudouin – Dibwe Diambula Kabanda
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        • View full info and tracklisting
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        Cuba: Original Album Cover Art of Cuban MusicCompiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Books

        "Must read Best Books of 2020" Financial Times

        Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Album Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90 ’ is a stunning new deluxe 250-page large format hardback book compiled and edited by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that features many 100s of stunning and unique Cuban record sleeve designs made since the Cuban Revolution led by Fidel Castro in 1959. These album covers have rarely been seen (nor heard) outside of Cuba and show a rich previously hidden history of both music and design.

        ‘Cuba: Music and Revolution’ is the first ever book about Cuban record sleeve design and has been five years in the making, made in full co-operation with the Cuban government. The record sleeve designs reflect both the rich cultural Latin musical legacy of Cuba, as well as the political and aesthetic influence of revolutionary Communism, which manifests itself both in the music created on the island and the artwork of the designs included here.

        Cuban music is the source of much Latin music in the 20th century. Salsa, the all-encompassing Latin music that came out of New York in the 1970s, and soon spread across Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and elsewhere, owes all of its success to the Cuban music on which it is fundamentally based.

        These record sleeves help document the dramatic change in Cuba’s identity from that of 1950s tourist paradise to socialist state. Following the Cuban Revolution in 1959, the United States imposed a trade embargo which exists to this day, and as a consequence the many 100s of Cuban records featured here have rarely been seen outside of Cuba.

        The book is edited and compiled by Gilles Peterson, BBC broadcaster, record label owner, DJ, record collector, founder of Worldwide FM and Stuart Baker, founder of Soul Jazz Records. Together they have edited two earlier critically-acclaimed music and design books ‘Freedom, Rhythm and Sound – Revolutionary Jazz Cover Art 1965-83’ and ‘Bossa Nova and The Rise of Brazilian Music in the 1960s’.

        In conjunction with the deluxe book, Soul Jazz Records will be releasing an album also compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker, charting the rise of Cuban music in the 1970s and featuring many of the artists who appear in this book.

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        Out everywhere now or direct from us right now here!

        *Paying for this by PAYPAL? Don't! Paypal will not let you buy this amazing book about Cuban music - use Mastercard, Visa etc*


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          Expansion Records reissue of the Sylvia Striplin classic LP, Give Me Your Love! Originally released in 1981 on Roy Ayers's Uno Melodic Records, this album is a soul, disco, rare groove, boogie gem!

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          Black Man's PrideSoul Jazz Records

          While the righteousness of blackness is at the heart of the Rastafarian faith, this collection illustrates how black pride remained a central theme, if not the defining essence, at the very core of all the music created at Studio One Records.

          Black Man’s Pride is the striking new Studio One collection of deep heavyweight reggae featuring Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, The Gladiators, Sugar Minott, The Heptones, Freddie McGregor, Cedric Brooks & more.

          In order to understand the centrality of black identity in the music created at Studio One, we need look no further than Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd who, who created the first black-owned record company in Jamaica.

          In similar fashion Alton Ellis’s defining ‘Black Man’s Pride’ brings up emotions that are at the heart of many of these uplifting songs. Alton Ellis’ birthplace was the Trench Town ghetto of Kingston, also the birthplace of The Wailers, Ken Boothe and many other Studio One luminaries.

          Clement Dodd established a musical empire firmly rooted by the core musicians working at Studio One many of whom came out of the Alpha School for Wayward Boys, run by Roman Catholic nuns, whose luminaries include Don Drummond, Johnny Moore, Leroy ‘Horsemouth’ Wallace, Cedric Brooks, Vin Gordon, Tommy McCook & more.

          Many of the songs featured here come from the transitory phase in reggae at the start of the 1970s. After the exhilaration of Ska and following the cooling down of Rocksteady. While reggae awaited the arrival of roots, Studio One’s vocalists were already producing some of the moodiest music imaginable! Here are 18 heavyweight tunes, both classic cuts and super-rare tunes!

          This new album is released as a heavyweight gatefold double-LP edition (+ download code), CD and digital with full text.

          REVIEW

          "The bottomless pit that is Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One label(s) yields more gems. Soul Jazz and before it, Heartbeat in the US, United Artists, Bamboo and various other labels in the UK have released numerous collections, yet the catalogue remains largely under-exploited, despite the late Mr Dodd’s tireless efforts to wring every last cent from it in unlikely ways. Little wonder that some reggae fans, spoilt by knowledge and racks of original vinyl, can be inclined to shrug when another comp emerges: there have been so many. However, Soul Jazz’s albums are different: not only have they encouraged a new, younger audience, parallel to the one that enjoys rare funk and spiritual jazz, to appreciate this music, their records are coherent. They’re not just a heap of tunes that happen to be sharing a black vinyl apartment. They’re themed and meld musically. They have a reason to exist.

          In this instance, that reason is an exploration of (mostly) 70s vocal roots reggae with a theme of black pride and dignity. This music was recorded as a cultural statement, if not a cry, from the roots; strong stuff, deep, dark and heavy. But don’t mistake that for leaden. It may have bass frequencies that drive your neighbour’s dog under the sofa, thinking it’s 5 November all over again, but this is no gloomy exercise in musical storm clouds. Right from Alton Ellis’s title-donating opening tune, there are aspects of Black Man’s Pride that will have you skipping around the room, literally or mentally, and thanking Jah that you didn’t spend the money it cost you on a pizza, dough balls and Diet Coke meal deal. This is not musical junk food, it’s a keeper fit to lift the heart whenever needed.

          One reason for this is the sequencing. Glen Miller (not that one) may have a light, soulful voice but the rhythm track he’s riding on Love And Understanding is a minor chord churner, as sad as a wet Sunday. But it’s held up on either side by Sugar Minott (and an uncredited Gladiators) floating through Woman Shadow (as sung by The Meditations as Woman Is Like A Shadow), and The Nightingales’ gorgeously swinging Rasta Is Calling, a glorious take on Delroy Wilson’s Cool Operator rhythm that’s a sod to find on 45. The Heptones make a rational case for Equal Rights in a manner that ought to have been perky enough to win them at least an audition for a CBBC presenter’s role. Their lead singer Leroy Sibbles pops up uncredited on John Holt’s heart-lifting yet cool Let’s Build Our Dreams. Heavy 70s roots is gloomy? Nope. Jamaica’s ghettos were suffering; they didn’t need more misery.

          There’s also judicious joining up of vocals and their dubwise 45 flipsides: The Gladiators’ Roots Natty is one such. I heard the vocal, and immediately wished it was the devastatingly moving dub cut. Compiler Stuart Baker evidently thought likewise, so it extends to the version. For variety, there’s a lone sax instrumental to wreck things up too: Cedric Brooks’ melodic Why Can’t I.

          There’s room for the unique, deep and breathy voice of Larry Marshall. More “international” stars Horace Andy and Dennis Brown are here too, recorded as youths, as is a teenage Freddie McGregor on a rootsy rewrite of Cat Stevens’ Wild World – with what sounds like JS Bach on synth! The set shuts with Johnny Osbourne’s sophisticated and spiritually openhearted Forgive Them.

          With an informative, eminently enjoyable sleeve note about the growth of roots reggae and its place in Rastafarianism and black awareness, fittingly Black Man’s Pride lacks nothing." Ian McCann, RECORD COLLECTOR

          • Alton Ellis – Black Man's Pride
          • Horace Andy – Child Of The Ghetto
          • Dennis Brown – Created By The Father
          • The Gladiators – Roots Natty
          • The Classics – Got To Be Cool
          • The Nightingales – Rasta Is Calling
          • Glen Miller – Love & Understanding
          • Sugar Minott – Woman Shadow
          • Lloyd Jones & The Supernatural Six – Red In A Babylon
          • Dudley Sibley & The Soul Gang – Love In Our Nation
          • The Heptones – Equal Rights
          • Glen Miller – You Must Be Love
          • Winston Jarrett – Up Park No Mans Land
          • Cedric Im Brooks – Why Can't I
          • Larry Marshall – Let's Make It Up
          • Freddie McGregor – Children Listen To The Wise Words
          • John Holt – Build Our Dreams
          • Johnny Osbourne – Forgive Them
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