Cumbia Cumbia 1 & 2Various Artists

    World Circuit
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    • Rodolfo Y Su Tipica – La Colegiala
    • Gabriel Romero – La Subienda
    • Armando Hernandez Y Su Conjunto – La Zenaida
    • Adolfo Echeverria Y Su Orquesta – Amaciendo
    • Pedro Laza Y Sus Pelayeros – Navidad Negra
    • Conjunto Tipico Vallenato – Cumbia Cienaguera
    • Rodolfo Y Su Tipica – Tabaco Y Ron
    • Gabriel Romero – La Piragua
    • 1. Rodolfo Y Su Tipica – La Colegiala
    • 2. Gabriel Romero – La Subienda
    • 3. Armando Hernandez Y Su Conjunto – La Zenaida
    • 4. Adolfo Echeverria Y Su Orquesta – Amaciendo
    • 5. Pedro Laza Y Sus Pelayeros – Navidad Negra
    • 6. Conjunto Tipico Vallenato – Cumbia Cienaguera
    • 7. Rodolfo Y Su Tipica – Tabaco Y Ron
    • 8. Gabriel Romero – La Piragua
    • 9. Los Inmortales – La Pollera Colorá
    • 10. La Sonora Dinamita – Se Me Perdió La Cadenita
    • 11. Los Warahuaco – El Pescador De Baru
    • 12. Conjunto Tipico Vallenato – Cumbia Sampuesina
    • 13. Pedro Laza Y Sus Pelayeros – Cumbia Del Monte
    • 14. Combo Los Galleros – Soledad
    • 15. Conjunto Los Guacharacos – Baila Rosita
    • 16. Los Corraleros de Majagual – Llora Acordeon
    • 17. Sonora Del Caribe – Noche De Estrellas
    • 18. Los Cumbiamberos De Pacheco – Santo Domingo
    • 19. La Sonora Dinamita – Ritmo De Tambo
    • 20. Lito Barrientos – Cumbia En Do Menor
    • 21. Andrés Landero – Cumbia India
    • 22. Combo Los Galleros – Tabaco Mascao
    • 23. Los Corraleros de Majagual – Cumbia Campesina
    • 24. Climaco Sarmiento Y Su Orquesta – Cumbia Sabrosa
    • 25. Monteria Swing – La Samaria
    • 26. Los Guacharacos – Esperma Y Ron
    • 27. Los Gavilanes De La Costa – Los Gavilanes
    • 28. La Sonora Cienaguera – La Piojosa
    • 29. Guillermo González Y Su Orquesta – Lupita
    • 30. Los Satelites (3) – Ocaso Marino


    Cumbia, the music and the dance synonymous with Colombia, has been around almost since the 17th century. Today, it’s a badge of identity for Colombians everywhere, but is now also enjoying a global renaissance; filling dance floors and captivating a new generation of music fans. Originally released by World Circuit as two separate albums – ‘Cumbia Cumbia’ in 1989 and ‘Cumbia Cumbia 2’ in 1993 - this collection brings together some of the greatest recordings made by Colombia’s legendary record label, Discos Fuentes, between 1954 and 1988.

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    Cuba: Music and Revolution Vol.2 Compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Records

    Cuba: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 2 is the new album compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that takes off in exactly the same vein as the much-acclaimed Vol. 1 - exploring the many styles that came out of Cuba in the 1970s as Latin and Salsa mixed with heavy doses of Jazz, Funk, and Disco to create some of the most dancefloor-friendly music every made!

    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.

    Much of the music on this album is featured in the deluxe large format book ‘Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90’, released by Soul Jazz Books and also compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records), featuring the music and record designs of Cuba, made in the 30-year period following the Cuban Revolution.

    The music on this new album features a host of rarities from legendary Cuban artists such as Los Van Van, alongside Grupo De Experimentación, Farah Maria, Ricardo Eddy Martinez, Juan Pablo Torres, Grupo Sintesis and Orquesta Riverside, most of whose names remain largely unknown outside of Cuba but have long been favourite club tracks and secret-weapons in Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker's record boxes!

    The music on this album reflects the most cutting-edge of Cuban groups that were recording in Cuba in the 1970s and 1980s – all searching for a new Cuban identity and new musical forms reflecting 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.


    REVIEWS of CUBA: Music and Revolution vol. 1:

    "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 that goes far beyond Buena Vista!" UNCUT

    • Juan Pablo Torres Y Algo Nuevo – Y Que Bien
    • Orquesta Los Van Van – Por Que Lo Haces
    • Los Latinos – Quemando
    • Farah María – Amame y No Pienses Mas
    • FA 5 – Muevete Con Las Fuerzas Del Corazon
    • Tambores De Enrique Bonne – Como Arrullos De Palma
    • Ricardo Eddy Martinez – Expreso Ritmico
    • Los Papines – Solo De Tumba y Bongo
    • Grupo Sintesis – Aqui Estamos
    • Los Van Van – Llegada
    • Grupo Raices Nuevas – Baila Mi Guaguancó
    • Luis Carbonell – La Rumba
    • Orquesta Riverside – En Casa Del Trompo No Bailes
    • Juan Formel & Los Van Van – Llegue, Llegue
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    • Los Papines – Para Que Niegas ?
    • Grupo De Experimentación Sonora Del ICAIC – ¡ Cuba Va !
    • Raul Gomez – Luces En La Pista
    • Los Brito – El 4-5-6
    • Leo Brouwer – Tema de El Rancheador De La Naturaleza
    • Ricardo Eddy Martinez – La 132
    • Los Reyes 73 – Finalizo Un Amor
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    Tweeter Box presents King Culture Vol 2 - Jah Guiding LightPurple Audio

    Great unreleased selection of dubplates from King Culture, selected by Twitter Box for this limited press of 250 only. Featuring Jackie Mittoo, Augustus Pablo, Rod Taylor, Zen Bow, Mr Dallas & King Culture. On limited 250 Purple vinyl

    • Zen Bow – Guiding Light
    • Jah Lover – Dub It Inna Back Yard Style
    • Jackie Mittoo – Light Guides the Dub
    • Augustus Pablo – Dub Of Shaan
    • Mr Dallas – Love Of Jah
    • Rod Taylor – Never Give Up
    • King Culture – Give It Your Best Dub
    Tweeter Box presents King Culture Vol 4 - Give a Little LovePurple Audio

    More rare roots dubplate action from King Culture as selected by Tweeter Box, Volume 4 on limited press Picture Disc featuring Barry Brown, Rod Taylor, Everett Cooper, Stamma Rank & King Culture.

    • Barry Brown – Give A Little Love
    • Stamma Rank – Drum and Bass Style
    • King Culture – Give A Little Dubplate
    • Rod Taylor – Black History
    • Everett Cooper – Why Them Boasting
    • King Culture – Give A Exclusive
    Disco Hamam 7Disco Hamam

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    • – Rune Lindbaek - Hashish
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    • – Afacan Sound System - Oriental
    Hamam House 6Hamam House

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    Early Lovers RockAriwa

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    Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof" (Original Soundtrack)Warner Records

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    • Jack Nitzsche – The Last Race
    • Smith – Baby It's You
    • Ennio Morricone – Paranoia Prima
    • Eli Roth – Planning & Scheming
    • T. Rex – Jeepster
    • Rose McGowan – Stuntman Mike
    • Pacific Gas & Electric – Staggolee
    • Joe Tex – The Love You Save (May Be Your Own)
    • Eddie Floyd – Good Love, Bad Love
    • The Coasters – Down In Mexico
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    Sounds of PamojaNyege Nyege Tapes

    Nyege Nyege Tapes foray into the world of Tanzanian Singeli, the breakneck dance strain that's quickly moved from Dar es Salaam throughout the world. Following 'Sounds of Sisso', a compilation that focused mostly on the Tanzanian capital's Sisso Studios, this set highlights recordings from Duke's Pamoja Records. And while its predecessor brought attention to the producers, 'Sounds of Pamoja' showcases the wide variety of MC talent under the Pamoja Records umbrella, with production mostly handled by Duke.

    • – Dogo Kibo - Pigo La Moyo
    • – Dogo Lizzy feat. KIDENE - Nakupenda
    • – Dogo Lizzy - Angekuwepo
    • – MC Dinho - Kamatia Chini
    • – MC Kono - Il Jini Song Wapi
    • – MC Kuke - Kwa Ajiri Yao
    • – MC Kuke - Sherehe
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    • – MCZO - Ushauri Wa Bure
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    Under The Influence Vol. 9: Compiled by Alena ArpelsZ Records

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    Originally pressed on vinyl in very small quantities, these 19 records were issued between 1970 to 1983. Many of the tracks included in this compilation were never commercially released, but given away by the artists to family and friends instead. Killer selection!

    • – Spellboun' - Dance Your Blues (Part II)
    • – EKG - Give Me Love
    • – Eugene Blacknell - Holding On
    • – MVP Cloudburst - Specialty Item
    • – Pleze - Disco 2000
    • – Jeff Burns - Flashback
    • – La Voyage - All Nite Affair
    • – Executive Jam - I'm Into Your Love
    • – Fire Water - Twilight
    • – Frederick - Move On
    • – McNasty - Say, Raise Your Hand & Say McNasty
    • – Basic Sounds Of Pittsburgh - Down Beat (Gimme Some Chitt'lins)
    • – Chash Money - Seeking
    • – Body Heat - Forget Yourself
    • – Horizon - Give It Up
    • – Rideoute - Spend Some Time With Me
    • – Jackson-Lee - Space Ghost (Part I & II)
    • – Sharon Revoal - Reaching For Our Star
    • – Reflections - Reflex
    Defected Presents House Masters: Todd EdwardsDefected

    A CLASSIC set of productions and remixes from the US house/garage legend, Todd Edwards, who was a huge and important influence in the genesis of UKG! Features classic remixes for the likes of St Germain, Indo, Robin S., MJ Cole plus his own classic productions such as 'Saved My Life', 'Winter Behavior' and loads more!

    N.B. Vinyl tracklisting:

    A1. St Germain - Alabama Blues (Todd Edwards Dub Mix) A2. Indo - R U Sleeping (Todd Edwards Mix) B1. Sound Of One - As I Am (Todd Edwards Mix / Version) B2. Kim English – Tomorrow (Todd Edwards Dub)

    C1. Daft Punk - Face To Face C2. Todd Edwards – Shut The Door D1. Todd Edwards – Push The Love D2. Todd Edwards – The Dream

    • Sound Of One – As I Am (Todd Edwards Mix)
    • Indo – R U Sleeping (Todd Edwards Remix)
    • St Germain – Alabama Blues (Todd Edwards Dub Mix)
    • MJ Cole – Crazy Love (Todd Edwards Save Your Crys Dub)
    • Moloko – Pure Pleasure Seeker (Todd Edwards Pleasure For Life Mix)
    • Veda Simpson – Oohhh Baby (The Edwardscissor Dub)
    • Wretch 32 – Forgiveness (Todd Edwards Remix)
    • Wildchild – Jump To My Beat (Todd Edwards Jump Remix)
    • The Beloved – 1000 Years From Today (Todd Edwards' Dub)
    • Zoot Woman – Taken It All (Todd Edwards Soul Line Remix)
    • Robin S. – Show Me Love (Todd Edwards Remix)
    • Daft Punk – Face To Face
    • Todd Edwards – Saved My Life (Original Mix)
    • Todd Edwards – Shut The Door
    • 1. Sound Of One – As I Am (Todd Edwards Mix)
    • 2. Indo – R U Sleeping (Todd Edwards Remix)
    • 3. St Germain – Alabama Blues (Todd Edwards Dub Mix)
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    Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2 - SPECIAL 4-LP BOX SET EDITIONSoul Jazz Records

    Out-of print since its initial release over 8 years ago and not reissued and it features a monster 2 and a half hours of music!


    Very Limited Edition Super Deluxe Heavyweight Box Edition (includes 4 LP + Insert + 2 Art prints + individual inners + download) + excellent extensive sleevenotes (by David Stubbs, writer for Wire/Guardian and author of the definitive ‘Krautrock’ book) + lots of exclusive photos. This is a one-off pressing of 500 in UK/1,500 copies worldwide.


    Includes seminal German groups: Can, Faust, Neu, Amon Duul II as well as a host of lesser known groups and artists such as Agitation Free, Broselmachine, Niagara and many more! And as well as the original pioneers, Deutsche Electronische Musik 2 also features many of the second wave of German electronic artists and groups from the late 70s and early 80s (DAF, Asmus Tietchens, Rolf Trostel) who successfully connected new wave, minimal synth and a European post-punk avant-gardism with the earlier more established Krautrock pioneers who began at the start of the 70s.

    The first seeds of German rock and experimental electronic music were planted in 1968, as students and workers in Paris, Prague, Mexico and throughout the world demonstrated against mainstream society, the war in Vietnam, imperialism and bourgeois values. The birth of a counter-culture, drug experimentation and social change expanded musical worlds. Germany experienced its own cultural revolution fuelled by these worldwide student and worker revolts and by a generation’s desire to rid itself of the guilt of war.

    Many German youth turning their back on mainstream society. From the opening of the first collective/cooperative in 1967, Commune 1, in Berlin, to the formation of the Baader-Meinhof terrorist group and the bombings, kidnappings and killings of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (RAF), young Germans sought out new values and a lifestyle outside of ‘the system’. These cooperative and communal experiences led to a number of new radical German bands including Amon Duul, Faust and Can.

    Many artists and musicians believed a complete rejection of everything musically that had gone before was also necessary in order to build a new identity for German culture. At this time German music meant ‘schlager’ music – insipid pop music that hardly confronted the country’s recent historical events.

    Holger Czukay and Irmin Scmidt of Can studied music under the radical avant-garde composer Karheinz Stockhausen and Conrad Schnitzler studied art under the conceptual artist Joseph Beuys. German rock groups were as interested in musique concrète and serial compostion as they were in the psychedelia of Pink Floyd or the rock, soul and jazz music played by resident American forces.

    From this beginning German rock music began an evolutionary journey of experimentation. Electronic music became a pathway to notions of space and the cosmos. Conversely, the emergence of communal living led to a number of musicians setting up live/work spaces in rural areas and developing a ‘pastoral’ outlook, with musical ideas engaged closely with nature.

    German electronic music, kosmische music, cosmic rock, space music. The objectives were to create new music, ‘free’ from the past. A music that gave seed out of the cultural ‘nothingness’ that young Germans felt as a consequence of Germany’s role in the Second World War. A generation who grew up stifled by the recent history of Nazi atrocities, the guilt of their parents’ generation and their disillusionment at the reintegration of old Nazis into mainstream society.


    Deutsche Elektronische Musik:

    "A near-definitive guide to some of the world's most extraordinary music." ***** The Guardian

    • A.R. & Machines – Globus
    • Can – Halleluwah
    • Roedelius – Le Jardin
    • Michael Rother – Karussell
    • Michael Hoenig – Sun and Moon
    • Agitation Free – You Play for Us Today
    • DAF – Co Co Pino
    • Harald Grosskopf – Emphasis
    • Amon Duul II – A Morning Excuse
    • Conrad Schnitzler & Wolf Sequenza – Fata Morgana
    • Broselmaschine – Nossa Bova
    • Eno, Moebius and Roedelius – Base & Apex
    • Gila – In A Sacred Manner
    • Wolfgang Riechmann – Himmelblau
    • A.R. & Machines – Als Hatt Ich Das Alles Schon Mal Gesehen
    • Gila – Sundance Chant
    • Neu – Isi
    • Pyrolator – Danger Cruising
    • Sergius Golowin – Die Weisse Alm
    • You – Electric Day
    • Niagara – Gibli
    • Rolf Trostel – Der Prophet
    • Electric Sandwich – China
    • Asmus Tietchens – Zeebrugge
    • Faust – Krautrock
    Right On Time: Trojan Rock SteadyMusic On Vinyl

    Second part of MOV's Trojan compilation series, which celebrates the best works from the legendary reggae label Trojan Records. It was compiled by Laurence Cane-Honeysett, who also wrote the linernotes. Some of Trojan’s finest are featured on this compilation; as there are The Gladiators, The Melodians, The Gladiators, Ken Boothe a.o. 750 individually numbered copies on orange vinyl. The package also includes an exclusive Trojan / Music On Vinyl coaster.

    • Joe White – My Guiding Star
    • Delroy Wilson – I Want To Love You
    • Alton Ellis – Why Did You Leave Me (To Cry)
    • The Sealmates – She Said She Loves Me
    • The Sensations – Right On Time
    • Leslie Butler – Revival
    • Stranger & Gladdy – Over Again
    • The Maytals – Reborn
    • Glen Brown – Girl You're Cold
    • Black Brothers – Baby Come Back To Me
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    Tougher Than Tough: Trojan Rude Boy SoundsMusic On Vinyl

    Gone back from 2021-06-18 to 27/08/2021

    On Vinyl’s Trojan compilation series, which celebrates the best works from the legendary reggae label Trojan Records. It was compiled by Laurence Cane-Honeysett, who also wrote the linernotes. Some of the artists featured on this compilation include Stranger Cole, The Pioneers and Alton Ellis. 750 individually numbered copies on orange vinyl. The package also includes exclusive Trojan Records and Music On Vinyl coaster!

    • Stranger & Gladdy – Rudies All Around
    • Lee Perry – Set Them Free
    • Alton Ellis & The Flames – Blessings Of Love
    • Lloyd & Glen – Rudies Give Up
    • The Heptones – Gunmen Coming To Town
    • Derrick Morgan – Tougher Than Tough (Rudie In Court)
    • Honey Boy Martin – Dreader Then Dread
    • The Valentines – Stop The Violence
    • The Originators – Hot Iron
    • Alton Ellis & The Flames – The Preacher
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    Overdose of The Holy Ghost: The Sound of Gospel Through the Disco and Boogie Eras (Compiled by David Hill)Z Records


    Something to warm your spirit and purify your soul via Z Records - David Hill returns with another brilliant compilation of soul gospel! 60's, 70's and 80's, sweet-soul crossovers, and funk-flavoured gospel, with much of the production rooted in disco and boogie. Clark Sisters, Ricky Womack, Shirley Caesar and more. Complete with track by track liner notes!

    • – The Clark Sisters - Everything's Gonna Be Alright (Dave Lee Edit)
    • – Sharon Johnson - A Better Day
    • – Dan Greer - Love Is The Message (Dave Lee Edit)
    • – Ricky Womack & Christian Essence - I Need You (Dave Lee Edit)
    • – Shirley Caesar - Heavenly Father
    • – Elbernita 'Twinkie' Clark - Awake O Zion
    • – The Clark Sisters - Overdose of The Holy Ghost
    • – Kristle - I'll Go
    • – The Young Delegation - He Lives
    • – Tommy T & Company - Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere
    • 1. – The Clark Sisters - Everything's Gonna Be Alright (Dave Lee Edit)
    • 2. – Sharon Johnson - A Better Day
    • 3. – Dan Greer - Love Is The Message (Dave Lee Edit)
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    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.


    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
    The Lost Maestros CollectionDeviation Records

    The Lost Maestros Collection is a collaboration between Deviation Records and the independent Malian label Mieruba, which has been working since 2010 to ensure that this golden age of Mande music does not fall into obscurity.

    'The Lost Maestros Collection' focuses on musical riches of Mali, and more particularly the music of the Mandé region, cradle of the great griot families,. Highly recommended!

    • – Zoumana Tereta - Duni
    • – Askia Modibo - Sebela
    • – Labouzou - So Happy In You
    • – Tiowa Dembele - Ho Imimouwo
    • – Trico Boy - Mani Kuru
    • – Tambaoura Jazz - Kabu
    • – Namakoro Fomba - Segou to Yanfolila
    • – Mangala Camara - Djelale
    • – Zoumana Tereta - Falla
    • – Askia Modibo - Ngioumamba
    • – Labouzou - Balanzan 4444
    • – Tiowa Dembele - Mahari
    • – Trico Boy Tchierombaye
    • – Tambaoura Jazz - Salia
    • – Mangala Camara - Fantanden
    • – Tambaoura Jazz - Magasse
    Journeys In Modern Jazz: Great BritainDecca

    **Featuring amazing music from British jazz legends such as Don Rendell, Michael Garrick, Neil Ardley, Ian Carr, Dick Morrissey, Harry Beckett and more!**

    A deep dive into the one of most collectable jazz catalogues in the world, a selection of some of the rarest and most sought-after recordings from the 60s and 70s, a time when British jazz began to find its own identity. Drawn from the iconic labels of Decca, Deram, Argo, EMI Columbia/Lansdowne Series, Fontana, Mercury and Philips.

    • Ken Wheeler and the John Dankworth Orchestra – Don The Dreamer
    • Don Rendell Quintet – A Matter Of Time
    • Michael Garrick Sextet – Second Coming
    • Harry Beckett – Third Road
    • 1. Ken Wheeler and the John Dankworth Orchestra – Don The Dreamer
    • 2. Don Rendell Quintet – A Matter Of Time
    • 5. Michael Garrick Sextet – Second Coming
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    • New 2×LP (180 GRAM) + Download Code£31.00
      • 16-page 12x12" insert with 20,000 word essay detailing this crucial era of British jazz with track commentaries and artist biographies
      • Vinyl audio remastered & cut by Gearbox Records
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    • 2×CD£17.00
      • 2xCD hard cover book includes a 20,000 word essay detailing this crucial era of British jazz with track commentaries and artist biographies
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    Can You Feel It? Vol.3: Modern Soul, Disco & Boogie 1976-85Tramp Records

    Tramp Records' top 'Can You Feel It?' series continues with some rare and obscure modern soul, disco and boogie originating from countries as diverse as Barbados, Guyana, Germany, and the US.

    • – Compton Hodge I Wanna Dance
    • – Kip Carmen Stampede
    • – Monofide Come Along With Me And Party
    • – H. Andrews & Company Frisco Disco
    • – Teakwood Can You Dig It?
    • – Parnassus Bay Trippin
    • – Hot Cakes Take The A Plane
    • – Third Stream Gettin It Together
    • – Van Buren Bronco Queen (Pt.1)
    • – Earl Turner S'Port City Rock
    • – Paul Thomas Turn It Out!
    • – JAVA Say Wah Choo Mean
    • – Ivory Warm Love
    • – James Kelly Duhon So Trusting
    • – Nature She's The One
    • – Joshua Jackson Sr. My Woman, My Woman
    • – The Unit III Feel-In
    • – Teresa Harris UFO (feat. The Gene Parker Quintet)
    • – Teresa Harris Good-bye (feat. The Gene Parker Quintet)
    • 2×LP + 7"£26.00
      - Initial pressing contains a bonus 7" of an ultra-rare disco/modern soul 45
      - Incl. full album download code
      - Deluxe double-gatefold LP with detailed liner notes and unseen photographs
      - All but one song are re-issued for the very first-time
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    • CD£13.00
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    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


    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.


    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.


    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
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    • 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
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    • Broken English Club – Vacant Cars
    • Krikor Kouchian – Deserver Dub
    Greg Belson's Divine Funk: Rare American Gospel Funk and SoulCultures Of Soul

    Some of the rarest gospel funk records from Greg Belson’s amazing collection featuring everything from the laid back breakbeat laced “I Don’t Want to Be Alone by Allen Gauff Jr to the high octane and socially-on-point take of the Gospel classic ‘This Little Light Of Mine’ by the Gospel Ambassadors to drum break funk of the Wearyland Singers ‘If You See Me Doing Wrong” to the sublime soulfulness of Zella Jackson’s “Days Are Just People.

    • The Chariettes – Nobody But Jesus
    • Allen Gauff, Jr. And His Combo – I Don't Want To Be Alone
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    • Pearl Farano – Who's Your Boss
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    • Zella Jackson Price – Days Are Just Like People
    • Christian Harmonizers – Blackman, Keep On Doing Your Thing
    • Preacherman Isidore Womack – I've Got Power In My Mind
    • 1. The Chariettes – Nobody But Jesus
    • 2. Allen Gauff, Jr. And His Combo – I Don't Want To Be Alone
    • 3. Christian Harmonizers – Troubles Of The World
    • View full info and tracklisting
    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


    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.


    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.


    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.

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    • 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
    Oz Echoes: DIY Cassettes And Archives 1980​-​1989Efficient Space

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    Expanded version of the best-selling TV advertised album from 1973, comprising 55 of the biggest reggae hits of the late Sixties and early Seventies.

    The double disc collection includes numerous chart-busting hits and dancefloor-fillers, performed by some of the greatest Jamaican performers of the era, including such legendary artists as Desmond Dekker, the Maytals, Dave & Ansel Collins, the Pioneers, John Holt, Greyhound and Bob & Marcia.

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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
      • View full info and tracklisting
      • 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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      Melodies Record Club: #001 Four Tet selectsMelodies International

      Floating Points' Melodies International label launches its Melodies Record Club series with Four Tet selecting two big peak-time, floor-friendly, jazz dance tracks he used to spin regularly at the legendary London, UK club, Plastic People!

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        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.

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        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
        Dur Dur Of SomaliaVolume 1 & Volume 2Analog Africa

        Reissue of the band’s first two albums - the first installment in a three-part series dedicated to Dur-Dur Band - represents the first fruit of Analog Africa’s long labours to bring this extraordinary music to the wider world. Remastered from the best available audio sources, these songs have never sounded better. Some thirty years after they first made such a splash in the Mogadishu scene, they have been freed from the wobble and tape-hiss of second and third generation cassette dubs, to reveal a glorious mix of polychromatic organs, nightclub-ready rhythms and beautifully haunting vocals.

        • – Ohiyee
        • – Yabaal
        • – Heelo
        • – Hiyeeley
        • – Aw Baahilowlow
        • – Doon Baa Maraysoo
        • – Intro Vol 2
        • – Jaceyl Mirahiis
        • – Dab - Abdulahi Sharif Hasan
        • 3×LP£30.00
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        • 2×CD£20.00
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        Leon Gardner's Igloo RecordsAthens Of The North

        Athens Of The North focus on the small, but incredible, catalogue of Igloo Records than ran from LA between the late 60s through to the mid 70s, owned by musician, Leon Gardner.

        • – Leon Gardner - Farm Song
        • – Leon Gardner - Be There (Full Version)
        • – Leon Gardner - My Love Is Growing
        • – Essie Lewis - You're My Love
        • – Leon Gardner - Who Are You
        • – Leon Gardner - Beef Jerky
        • – The Jhamels - I've Cried
        • – Leon Gardner - Tough Lover
        • – Leon Gardener - Wonderful World of Children
        • – Leon Gardner - You Don't Care
        • – Wallace Petty - Ropeokra
        • – Wallace Petty - Combo Petty Cash
        • – Leon Gardner - You Gonna Cry
        • LP£20.00
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        • CD£10.00
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        Bunny Lee & The AggrovatorsSuper Dub Disco StylePressure Sounds

        Originally released in 1979 on West London label "Jamaica Sound" Superb dub album mixed at King Tubby's & Channel One. Vinyl is single vinyl and the CD is as below..

        Double Cd with the Super Disco Style with 3 bonus tracks on the CD. The Tommy McCook 'Super Star Disco Rockers' set is a free bonus CD. There are a couple of bonus tracks thrown in on the second Tommy McCook set for good measure. Comes with extensive notes by Diggory Kenrick a deluxe digital pack for the price of a single CD.

        • – Money In Your Pocket Dub
        • – Shalin Temple Dub
        • – Portobello Special Dub
        • – The Revolutionaries Heavy Weight Dub
        • – The Scientist Dub
        Vaughn BenjaminTake Your TimeSir James Records

        A brand new 45 featuring the unmistakable voice of Vaughn Benjamin on French label Sir James, he of Midnite and Akae Beka fame. On the A side we have the uplifting roots reggae swagger of 'Take Your Time' where Benjamin speaks truth through his positive message, and there's the mandatory dub version on the flip. Produced by James Danino, with music by Riddim Activist & Hitman recorded at Conscious Embassy Studio in 2017.

        • Vaughn Benjamin – Take Your Time
        • The Riddim Activist – Dub Your Time
        • 7"£14.00
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        The WinstonsAmen Brother / Color Him FatherSoul Jazz Records

        It's back in stock!!! EXCLUSIVE - ONLY AVAILABLE HERE!


        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!


        • The Winstons – Amen Brother
        • The Winstons – Color Him Father
        African Scream Contest 2Analog Africa

        The second volume of 'African Scream Contest' arrives via Analog Africa! A new treasure-trove of Vodoun-inspired Afrobeat heavy-funk crossover greatness from Benin, West Africa and is very bit as joyous a voyage of discovery as its predecessor!

        • Les Sympathics De Porto Novo – A Min We Vo Nou We
        • Ignace De Souza & The Melody Aces – Asaw Fofor
        • Stanislas Tohon – Dja Dja Dja
        • Elias Akadiri & Sunny Black's Band – L'enfance
        • Picoby Band D'Abomey – Me Adomina
        • Antoine Dougbe – Nounignon Ma Klon Midji
        • Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – Moulon Devia
        • Black Santiago – Paulina
        • Lokonon Andre Et Les Volcans – Glenon Ho Akue
        • Sebastien Pynasco & L'Orchestre Black Santiago – Sade
        • Super Borgou De Parakou – Baba L'Oke Ba'Wagbe
        • Cornaire Salifou Michel Et L'Orchestre El Rego & Ses Commandos – Gangnidodo
        • Gnonnas Pedro & His Dadjes Band – How Much Love Naturally Cost
        • Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – Idavi
        • 1. Les Sympathics De Porto Novo – A Min We Vo Nou We
        • 2. Ignace De Souza & The Melody Aces – Asaw Fofor
        • 3. Stanislas Tohon – Dja Dja Dja
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        • 2×LP£29.00
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        • CD + Book (200g)£19.00
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        WitnessMercy GoneFruits Records

        Probably one of the most sought-after Jamaican roots reggae tracks by record collectors, ‘MERCY GONE’ is both an obscure and iconic sound system tune. Originally performed by the equally obscure 1NY and Soul Syndicate, 'Mercy Gone' captures the essence of 70s roots reggae: a slow tempo with a bouncing uptempo skank, inventive drumming and a compelling bass line, a raw but powerful sound, and a plaintive voice whose emotion reflects the harsh reality of the sufferer’s life. The 18th Parallel wanted to offer their own version of this classic, an original record that is now unavailable and estimated to be worth thousands of dollars. To do so, the producers found a young singer of only twenty years old with undeniable talent, but still unknown to the public: Witness. Originally from Swaziland, Philisiwe ‘Witness’ Lukhele delivers her own interpretation of ‘Mercy Gone’ on an original riddim by The 18th Parallel. Without trying to identically reproduce the original, Witness and The 18th Parallel offer a powerful and modernised recut that still is faithful to the aesthetics of the Jamaican sound of the 70s. Above all, they finally give sound systems the opportunity to play this anthem, which was previously inaccessible on a 7" single. The icing on the cake on the B-side: one of the most prominent DJs on the current British sound system scene, Mr. Williamz, takes over and mash up the dance! Rewind!

        • – Mercy Gone
        • – Mercy Gone Part II
        • 7"£10.00
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        Once Upon A Time At King Tubby'sOnce Upon A Time At King Tubby'sPressure Sounds

        NOW ON VINYL...1st Time..

        Once upon a time at King Tubbys captures from start to finish the full story of the most well known,and certainly the wittiest of all the war of words that the highly competitive Kingston music scene ever produced. I Roy and Prince Jazzbo were the main players with Derrick Morgan, Johnny Clarke, Bunny Lee and King Tubby getting in the mix.

        • Johnny Clarke – Do You Love Me?
        • I Roy – Straight To Jazzbo's Head
        • King Tubby & The Aggrovators – Version
        • Prince Jazzbo – Straight To I Roy's Head
        • King Tubby & The Aggrovators – Version
        • I Roy – Padlock
        • Prince Jazzbo – Gal Boy I Roy
        • I Roy – Jazzbo Have Fe Run
        • LP£17.00
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        • CD£12.00
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        Zu-ZuWinnerBebo's Music

        Sought-after, early 1980s JA roots tune on the timeless Swing Easy riddim. Originally released on 7'' on the Bebo's Music imprint, reissue on 12" with previously unreleased extended cuts.

        • – Winner (extended)
        • – Winner (version)
        • 12"£13.00
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