France Chébran - French Boogie 1981-1985Various Artists

    Born Bad Records
    • 2xLP + Download Code£26.00
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      • 1. Salut Les Salauds
      • 2. Qu'Est-Ce Qu'Il A (D'Plus Que Moi Ce Négro-Là)
      • 3. Gérard Vincent Par Gérard Vincent
      • 4. Play Boy En Détresse
      • 5. À Mon Age Déjà Fatigué
      • 6. Pâté Impérial
      • 7. La Fourmi
      • 8. La Dégaine
      • 9. Je M'Laisse Aller
      • 10. Cinéma
      • 11. Scratch Au Standard
      • 12. Ça Va
      • 13. Miam Miam Goody Goody
      • 14. Easy Life
      • 15. T'as Qu'à Fermer Ta Gueule
      • 16. Ma Vie Dans Un Bocal
      • 17. Les Crabes
      • 18. Écoute Le Son Du Soleil

      SUPERB compilation of eccentric, mutant disco from the French underground between 81-85!

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      • New 2×LP (180 GRAM) + Download Code£31.00
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      "The very personal vision of a young Englishman who would spend all of his dole money on the production of underground compilation cassettes spanning across electro, early techno, ambient, experimental, house and industrial music."

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      This is the second release of Soul Jazz Records’ new Cold Wave overview.

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      • Job Sifre – At Least We Try
      • De Ambassade – Niet Van Mij
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      • Dave I.D. – Help Starts
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      • Allen Gauff, Jr. And His Combo – I Don't Want To Be Alone
      • Christian Harmonizers – Troubles Of The World
      • The Wearyland Singers – If You See Me Doing Wrong
      • Gospel Travelers – Jesus Is Watching You
      • Pearl Farano – Who's Your Boss
      • The Gospel Ambassadors – This Little Light Of Mine
      • The Vocalaires – Save A Seat For Me
      • Birmingham Traveleers – Call Me, Answer
      • 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
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        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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        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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        • Carcass Identity – Reflexion Ocean
        • FIT Siegel – Wayne County Stomp
        • De Ambassade – Standhouden
        • Wang Inc – Approdo
        • Krikor Kouchian – Niños Matadores
        • Céline Gillain – Fight or Flight
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        • Height/Dismay – Mother's Footsteps
        • The Frenzied Bricks – Vicious Circle
        • Modern Jazz – Zoom Dub
        • Mr Knott – Poor Galileo (He Has Gone Mad)
        • Aeroplane Footsteps – Arabia
        • Shanghai Au Go-Go – I Cried All Winter
        • Matt Mawson – Open The Goddam Door
        • The Horse He's Sick – Terminal Rebound
        • Wrong Kind Of Stone Age – Ravi Dubbi
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        • Everyone Involved – A Gay Song
        • Charlie Murphy – Gay Spirit
        • Blackberri – It's Okay
        • Smokey – Strong Love
        • Robert Campbell – Dreamboy
        • Michael Cohen – Evil & Lusty
        • Lavender Country – Cryin' These Cocksucking Tears
        • Chris Robison – Big Strong Man In My Life
        • Steven Grossman – Out
        • Tom Robinson – Good To Be Gay
        • Buena Vista – Hot Magazine
        • International Gay Society – Stand Up For Your Rights
        • Scrumbly & Martin – Hots For A Hustler
        • Paul Wagner – The One
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        The Best Of ReggaeDoctor Bird

        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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          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
          Impulse Records: Music, Message And The MomentImpulse!

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          "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.
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          Wanted Afro GrooveWagram

          Afro groove compilation featuring tracks from the late, great Manu Dibango alongside such luminaries as Dele Sosimi and Pat Thomas and more!

          • Marumo – Khomo Tsaka Deile Kae?
          • Dele Sosimi – E Go Betta
          • Zimba – Baleka
          • Manu Dibango – Motapo
          • Afriquoi – Kudaushe
          • Joni Haastrup – Wake Up Your Mind
          • Pat Thomas – Gyae Su
          • Gyedu Blay Ambolley – Simigwa-Do
          • Penny Penny – Shaka Bundu
          • Alec Khaoli – Take Me Higher
          Studio One RootsSoul Jazz Records

          LAST COPIES

          This is the new 20th anniversary edition of one of Soul Jazz Records’ classic Studio One releases now available as a one-off pressing special blue vinyl very limited-edition pressing ( 2000 copies worldwide).

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          Studio One Roots set the standard for Soul Jazz Records’ long-standing series of Studio One collections and features many of the classic artists from Clement 'Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s mighty roster of reggae.

          This album includes Freddie McGregor, Willie Williams, Cornell Campbell, Alton Ellis, Devon Russell alongside some of the defining crack-session men groups of Jamaican reggae history - The Sound Dimension, Brentford All-Stars, The Skatalites, New Establishment and more. As ever the album is filled with a mixture of seminal cuts and super-rarities from the vast vaults of 13 Brentford Road.

          Stand-out tracks include Alton Ellis’s Blackish White, a surreal and powerful Afro-centric dream, Count Ossie Nyabinghi and Rastafarian drummers genre-defying interpretation of Booker T and The MGs ‘Meditation’, Willie Williams awe-inspiring versioning of the Skatalites' seminal Rastafari anthem Addis Ababa and many, many more.

          This album has been fully digitally remastered, analog cut and packaged complete with the following: Original sleevenotes by Lloyd Bradley (author of When Reggae Was King), compiled by Mark Ainley (Honest Jons), high-quality Soul Jazz mastering, wicked images of Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari on the cover, and a rare image of Clement Dodd and musicians inside the studio at Studio One on the full colour inner sleeves.

          REVIEWS:

          "Having established himself as one of Jamaica's top producers the day Studio One opened its doors in the early '60s, Clement "Coxsone" Dodd was unable to maintain his status during the roots era of the subsequent decade. This can be attributed to a couple of factors. One was Dodd's apparent reluctance to record the new, overtly Rasta-inspired music. The other was an infusion of new blood into the Jamaican music business. Eager to make a name for themselves, producers like Joe Gibbs, Bunny Lee, Lee "Scratch" Perry, and Winston "Niney" Holness managed to supplant the island's "big three" (Dodd, Duke Reid, and Prince Buster) in the process, driving the music's evolution in the '70s.

          There isn't a weak number across these 16 tracks, from the Gaylads' ode to "Africa" and Devon Russell's version of the heavyweight "Drum Song" rhythm, to a trio of stunning instrumentals: Jackie Mittoo and the Cyclones with nyahbinghi drummer Count Ossie on "Meditation," Lenny Hibbert's sparkling vibe work over Mittoo's "Ghetto Organ" ("More Creation"), and Sound Dimension's "Congo Rock."

          The music of this compilation is of a rare, rare beauty and is essential to anyone's reggae collection." All Music

          • The Cyclones With Count Ossie – Meditation
          • Cornell Campbell & The Brentford Rockers – Natty Don't Go
          • Freddy Mcgregor With The Sound Dimension – Africa Here I Come
          • Bunny & Skitter – Lumumbo
          • Willie Williams & The All Stars – Addis A Baba
          • L.Crosdale With Drummond Bago & the Rebel Group – Set Me Free
          • Leroy Wallace & The New Establishment – Far Beyond
          • Lennie Hibbert – More Creation
          • Alton Ellis & The Sound Dimension – Blackish White
          • Winston Jarrett & The Sound Dimension – Fear Not
          • Devon Russell – Drum Song
          • The Gaylads – Africa
          • Black Brothers & The New Establishment – School Children
          • Linton Cooper & The Brentford Disco Set – You'll Get Your Pay
          • Sound Dimension – Congo Rock
          • Zoot Simms – African Challenge
          • 1. The Cyclones With Count Ossie – Meditation
          • 2. Cornell Campbell & The Brentford Rockers – Natty Don't Go
          • 3. Freddy Mcgregor With The Sound Dimension – Africa Here I Come
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          • 2×LP£30.00
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          AOR Global Sounds Vol 5: 1977-1984Favorite Recordings

          Superb compilation of rare AOR tracks from the West Coast and some other oddities from Europe. Breezy sounding soft rock tunes that have been influence by the sounds of soul and disco; expertly compiled by Charles Maurice!

          • – Rhapsody – You Never Know
          • – Jonathon Hansen – What Its Meant To Me
          • – Mark Williamson – I Need You
          • – The Ferry Brothers – ‘Til Mornin’ Comes
          • – Didier Makaga – J’Irai Squatter Ton Cœur
          • – Esperanto – Kailua
          • – Sugar Cane – What You Do To Me
          • – Westside – Don’t Take It Away
          30 Years Of Strictly Rhythm: Part Two (Clear Vinyl Repress)Strictly Rhythm

          Mid-90s classics from Strictly's golden era feat. essentials from the likes of Mole People (Aramand Van Helden), DJ Sneak, Wamdue Project, Barbara Tucker and more!

          • Barbara Tucker – Beautiful People (Underground Network Mix)
          • Essence – Moments In House (Full Effect Mix) (DJ T Edit)
          • The Mole People – Break Night
          • DJ Sneak – Keep On Groovin' (Fat Bottom Mix)
          • Wamdue Project – King Of My Castle (Original Mix)
          • South Street Player – (Who?) Keeps Changing Your Mind (The Night Mix)
          • Sole Fusion – Bass Tone (Underground Network Mix)
          • 1. Barbara Tucker – Beautiful People (Underground Network Mix)
          • 2. Essence – Moments In House (Full Effect Mix) (DJ T Edit)
          • 3. The Mole People – Break Night
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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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          Attack The Dancefloor – Special Remix EPZ Records

          Featuring boogie, house and modern disco vibes (check the killer version of the Dusty Springfield classic 'That's The Kind of Love I've Got for You' by Prospect Park) from the likes of The Sunburst Band and label boss Joey Negro with remixes from Andres (!), Jimpster, The Vision and Jkriv!

          • – The Sunburst Band - He Is (Jimpster Remix)
          • – Joey Negro feat. Sacha Williamson - I Recognise (Andres Remix)
          • – Prospect Park - The Kinda Love (Jkriv Original Vibe Remix)
          • – Jakatta feat. Seal - My Vision (The Vision Remix)
          • 1. – The Sunburst Band - He Is (Jimpster Remix)
          • 2. – Joey Negro feat. Sacha Williamson - I Recognise (Andres Remix)
          • 3. – Prospect Park - The Kinda Love (Jkriv Original Vibe Remix)
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          Directions In Music 1969-1973: Miles Davis His Musicians and the Birth of a New Age of JazzAce Records

          In 1970 Miles Davis released “Bitches Brew”, which crystalised the trumpeter and bandleader’sexperiments in rhythm, electronics and musical structure which he had been building on over the previous three years. The album has since become one of the most influential in musical history and was joined over the next couple of years by “Jack Johnson and “On The Corner” in defining the future of music.

          Miles was the master bandleader and his LPs at the time declared that these were his ‘Directions In Music’, but he forged them with the help of a hand-picked group of musicians who proved themselves good enough to share his space on stage and in the studio. These players would all become central to jazz’s continued relevance and many would go on the record best-selling jazz records of their own. This compilation looks at the records that they made around the time they played with Miles and how they fed into or were fed by their time in his group.

          So we have Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul with versions of tracks they cut with Miles. Herbie Hancock’s journey into the electronic instruments that Miles convinced him to play, and Keith Jarrett’s firm rejection of them. Lonnie Liston Smith borrows the Indian percussion from “On The Corner” for his take on electronic funk. Chick Corea, John McLaughlin and Gary Bartz all show their distinctive talents that were allowed to shine in Miles’ band. As a bonus, we have Miles’ musicians alongside Betty Davis (his wife at the time) on a take of Cream’s ‘Politician Man’ and Miles’ 1970 group live at The Cellar Door on Joe Zawinul’s ‘Directions’.

          • Joe Zawinul – In A Silent Way
          • Wayne Shorter – Sweet Pea
          • Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – In Search Of Truth
          • John McLaughlin – Arjen’s Bag
          • Betty Davis – Politician Man
          • Gary Bartz NTU Troop – Uhuru Sasa
          • 1. Joe Zawinul – In A Silent Way
          • 2. Wayne Shorter – Sweet Pea
          • 3. Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – In Search Of Truth
          • View full info and tracklisting
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          New York Rave Flyers VOLUME TWO 1990-1995

          New York Rave Flyers from 1990 to 1995 - 88 page groovy small book. Well nice! Limited copies

            Undercurrents: From the Josef Weinberger, Programme Music & Impress Libraries 1967-1985Buried Treasure

            **Upfront SOTU exclusive!**

            Undercurrents is a stellar selection of moods, styles and MONSTER breaks from the albums recorded for the these UK music libraries between the late 1960’s and mid-1980s.

            There are shimmering synth arpeggios/kosmiche by Tim Cross (Mike Oldfield, Hall & Oates, The Adverts); fretless ambient grooves by bassist and producer Mo Foster (Scott Walker, Dusty Springfield); fuzzy orchestral funk by German library don Peter Thomas; a tough, funky fusion jam by library supergroup Midas Touch; a bold as brass porno-Moog theme by Pete Smith (used in 1970’s skin flick Highway Hookers - check those breaks!) plus film-noir suspense and percussive jams by avant-garde UK jazzer Bob Downes and more!

            • – Tim Cross - Crossflow One
            • – Pete Smith - Rock Minus Zer
            • – Mo Foster - Times Square
            • – Peter Thomas - The Real McCoy
            • – Harold Fischer - Water Reactor
            • – Midas Touch - Make No Bones
            • – Bob Downes - Big Cat

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            Born Bad continue their mind-expanding and totally essential series of library music 'Space Oddities' compilations with this set focusing on French musician and composer Sauveur Mallia.

            In the ever-expanding universe of 70s and 80s French library music, Mallia holds a special place; his career, multifaceted work and the uniqueness of his talent have made him an exemplary figure in the unsung world of library musicians.

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            • – Exotic Guide
            • – Reggae Direction
            • – Supersmurf
            • – Robot Avenue
            • – Double Polygone
            • – Synthetic Suspense
            • – Synthetic Neutron
            • – Smurfissimo
            • – All The Bass (Phoreski Mix)
            • – Spacial Escapade
            • – African Break
            • – Electronic Africa
            • – Star Odyssey
            • – New Wave Sequence
            • – Radium One
            • – Synthetic Geometry
            Cha-Cha au Harem: Orientica-France 1960-1964Born Bad Records

            Funky and kitsch 16-track compilation of French cha-cha-cha played in a Middle Eastern style! This collection of the French equivalent of exotica from the early 1960s - think Les Baxter, Yma Sumac, Martin Denny etc!

              Antilles Mechant Bateau: Deep Biguines & Gwo Ka From 60s French West IndiesBorn Bad Records

              Born Bad Records present this killer fifteen track completion of deep biguines and Gwo Ka from the ‘60s French West Indies. Biguine is a rhythmic style of music that originated in Guadeloupe and Martinique in the 19th century, which fuses 19th-century French ballroom dance steps with African rhythms. Gwo Ka combines responsorial singing in Guadeloupean Creole, rhythms played on the Ka drums and dancing. Recommended!

              • Mahy – Antilles Mechant Bateau
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              • Dolor – A Dardonne
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              France Chébran Volume 2 - French Boogie 1982-1989Born Bad Records

              SUPERB compilation of eccentric, mutant disco from the French underground between 82-89!

              • Phil Barney – Funky Rap
              • J.M. Black – Lipstick
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              • Shams Dinn – Hedi Bled Noum
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              • Créole Star – Break Magic Dance
              • Manu – La Rage Du Funky (Remix)
              • Ethnie – De Chagrin En Chagrin
              • Joel Ferrati – Pourquoi Tant De Haine?
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              Pierre SandwidiLe Troubadour De La Savane 1976-1980Born Bad Records

              Killer collection of tracks from Bukino Faso artist Sandwidi Pierre on the ever reliable Born Bad Records.

              Pierre Sandwidi stands as one of the finest Voltaic artists from the 1970s. He belonged to an unsung elite of Francophone artists such as Francis Bebey, G.G. Vickey, Amédée Pierre and many more. His entire released output consists of less than ten 7 inches, two LPs and a bunch of cassettes.

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              • – Ouaga Affaires
              • – Mam Ti Fou
              • – Lucie
              • – Missé Issa
              • – Je Demande Ma Démission
              • – Tond Yabramba
              • – Yamb Ney Capitale
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              Bernard EstardySpace Oddities: 1970-1982Born Bad Records

              Compilation of of French musical recording wizard Bernard Estardy's best works between 1970 and 1982. He was the master of the mixing board, as well as the head of CBE studios where he shaped everything from Gérard Manset’s concept albums to Claude François’ hit singles, Françoise Hardy’s delicate tear-jerkers and Michel Sardou’s soul-stirrers.

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              • – Phasing Round
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              • – Rallye Du Diable
              • – Theme Africain
              • – Emeute a Tokyo
              • – Coeur Polaire
              • – Pussy Cacatoes
              • – Angoisse Au Coeur
              • – Marionnettes Club
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                PUNK 45: Les Punks - The French ConnectionSoul Jazz Records

                Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 release documents the first radical underground punk bands to come out of France including Metal Urbain (the first group ever to be signed to Rough Trade Records), Marie et Les Garçons, Asphalt Jungle, through to the earliest experimental cold wave/minimal wave electronic groups such as Kas Product, Charles de Goal and A3 Dans le WC who emerged at the start of the 1980s.

                The accompanying large 44-page outsize booklet shows how punk in France emerged out of the country’s history of rebellion and revolution (from Serge Gainsbourg to the Paris ‘68 riots) as well as a love for American punk and proto bands like The New York Dolls and The Stooges, and was kick-started by witnessing the first UK punk bands (including the Sex Pistols who played in Paris in Sep 1976).

                It also explains how French revolutionary, artistic and intellectual ideas influenced the birth of punk in both New York (Dadaism and Surrealism, Rimbaud and Voltaire) and in Britain (Situationism), how Paris based art collective Bazooka influenced the work of Jamie Reid and The Sex Pistols, and more besides. 

                The booklet features extensive text, exclusive photography as well as interviews with key French figures in the movement including Marc Zermati (Skydog Records), Patrick Eudeline (Asphalt Jungle), Michel Esteban (Ze Records) and Eric Debris (Metal Urbain).

                Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 album comes as a heavyweight double vinyl LP with gatefold sleeve, inserts, full sleeve notes + download code and also as a deluxe CD pack + 50-page outsize booklet and as a digital album.

                This is the latest in Soul Jazz Records’ Punk 45 series which documents punk around the world, following on from earlier releases Punk 45: Kill The Hippies (USA punk), Punk 45: There Is No Such Thing As Society (UK punk and post-punk), Punk 45: Sick on You (proto-punk), Punk 45: Burn, Rubber City Punk (Akron), Punk 45: Extermination Nights in The Sixth City (Cleveland) and Punk 45: Chaos in the City of Angels and Devils (Los Angeles) as well as the book Punk 45: Singles Cover Art of Punk with Jon Savage

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                • Marie et Les Garçons – Rien A Dire
                • Metal Boys – Sweet Marylin
                • Fantomes – I Wanna Be Your Dog
                • Gazoline – Sally
                • A3 Dans Les WC – Photo Couleur
                • Asphalt Jungle – Planté Comme Un Privé
                • Warm Gun – Broken Windows
                • Metal Urbain – Paris Maquis
                • Electric Callas – Kill Me Two Times
                • KaS Product – Mind
                • 84 Flesh – Salted City
                • Les Olivensteins – Euthanasie
                • Angel Face – Wolf City Blues
                • Guilty Razors – Hurts and Noises
                • Dogs – Here Comes My Baby
                • Charles De Goal – Dans Le Labyrinthe
                • Guilty Razors – I Don't Wanna Be A Rich
                • Marie et Les Garçons – A Bout De Souffle
                • Calcinator – Électrifié
                Manfredo FestBrazilian Dorian DreamFar Out Recordings

                Private-label gem originally released in 1976, Manfredo Fest's 'Brazilian Dorian Dream' drew upon the influences of Brazilian rhythms,+ USA jazz and funk in a radical and new way.

                Add to this Manfredo Fest’s visionary use of Fender Rhodes, Clavinet, Arp and Moog synthesizers (plus a whole load of effects units), makes for a seminal and groundbreaking album light years ahead of its time!

                • – Brazilian Dorian Dream
                • – Facing East
                • – Jungle Cat
                • – That’s What She Says
                • – Slaughter On Tenth Avenue
                • – Who Needs It
                • – Braziliana No.1
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                Soul Jazz Records presents Apala:Apala Groups in Nigeria 1967-70Soul Jazz Records

                Soul Jazz Records new ‘Apala: Apala Groups in Nigeria 1967-70’ is the first ever collection of Apala music to be released outside of Nigeria.

                The album focusses on a wide selection of recordings made in Nigeria in the 1960s, a time when Apala music was at the height of its popularity. Apala is a deeply rhythmical, hypnotic and powerful musical style that combines the striking nasal-style vocals and traditions of Islamic music, the Agidigbo (thumb piano), and the equally powerful drumming and percussion rhythms and techniques of the Yoruba of Nigeria.

                The most significant figure in Apala music is undoubtedly Haruna Ishola who features throughout this album. Ishola holds an almost mythological status in his role as populariser of Apala music in Nigeria. Ishola’s singing was believed to be so powerful that, without proper restraint, it could kill the recipient of his music.

                Apala is a popular music that also functioned as a form of cultural resistance – Apala music involved no western instrumentation and is sung in the Yoruba language, its aesthetic an implicit cultural rejection of the British Empire’s colonial rule over Nigeria which lasted from 1901 until independence in 1960.

                Apala music was popular and widely accepted in Nigeria due to its philosophical and profound lyrical content alongside the complex rhythmic patterns of this heavily percussive style, which highlighted many of the percussion instruments of south-west Nigeria.

                Apala is one of a number of popular urban styles of music that came out of Nigeria in the 20th century and sits alongside the more well-known (in the West) styles of Fuji, Highlife, Juju and Afrobeat. Of these modern forms Apala remains perhaps the most ‘roots’ style (sometimes described as ‘neo-traditional’) due to the authenticity of its sound. It has similar Islamic roots to other neo-traditional styles of Nigeria – including Waka and Sakara – examples of which are also included on this collection contextualising the music of Apala.

                These recordings were originally made and released locally by Decca and EMI Records as well as a variety of independent labels in Nigeria and have never been released outside of the country before. Soul Jazz Records are releasing this album as a deluxe double gatefold vinyl (+ download code), CD, slipcase and booklet, both containing full text and photography.

                • Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group – Ewure Ile Komoyi Ode
                • Adebukonla Ajao and Her Group – Aboyin Ile
                • Rapheal Ajide and His Apala Group – Adura Fun Osiwowo
                • Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group – Orin To Mo Gbon Wa
                • R.A. Tikalosoro and His Group – Agilinti Lomu
                • Adebukonla Ajao and Her Group – A.B.D. Alawiye
                • Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group – Asa Ko Gbodo Wole Gbeiyele
                • Adeleke Aremu & His Group – Egbe Arowolo
                • Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group – Rufai Baolgun
                • R.A. Tikalosoro and His Group – Kiniun Kuro Leran Amu Sere
                • Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group – S. Aka
                • Adebukonla Ajao and Her Group – Lekele Bale
                • Kasumu Adio and His Apala Group – Odale Ore
                • Ayisatu Alabi and Her Group – Oko Lolomo
                • Jimoh Agbejo Bo Ogun and His Group – Oriki Ibeji
                • Ayisatu Alabi and Her Group – Omo Olobi
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                • 1. Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group – Ewure Ile Komoyi Ode
                • 2. Adebukonla Ajao and Her Group – Aboyin Ile
                • 3. Rapheal Ajide and His Apala Group – Adura Fun Osiwowo
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                As well as sharing a pioneering spirit in these new artists’ approach to frontier-crossing musical boundaries, a further theme of this album is that many also share a determination to independent practices - and most of these artists’ recordings featured here are either self-published or released on independent labels. While the attention of this new wave of jazz artists has up until now has been London-based, this album shows how this movement is spread across the whole of Britain (and indeed beyond).

                ‘Kaleidoscope – New Spirits Known and Unknown’ shows that while there is commonality in these artists approach to music, there is a wide variety of styles – from deep spiritual jazz, electronic experimentalisation, punk-edged funk, uplifting modal righteousness, deep soulful vocals and much more.

                Soul Jazz Records’ new release comes as a superb one-off pressing special deluxe triple album edition which comes with a bonus limited-edition one-off pressing 7" single, a standard triple album, and a deluxe double CD pack. This album also comes with extensive sleevenotes, artist interviews and exclusive photography.

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                Soul Jazz records are also releasing an exclusive one-off pressing double-headed 12” single featuring Theon Cross and Pokus released on the same day as the ‘Kaleidoscope’ album release. These two tracks do not feature on the vinyl edition of the album - this 12" single will will also be deleted on day of release.

                • Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – When The World Was One
                • Yazmin Lacey – 90 Degrees
                • Hector Plimmer – Communication Control
                • Ill Considered – Long Way Home (Live At The Crypt)
                • The Expansions – Mosaic
                • Chip Wickham – Red Planet
                • Levitation Orchestra – Odyssey
                • Emma-Jean Thackray – Walrus
                • Tenderlonious and The 22archestra – The Shakedown
                • Pokus – Pokus One
                • Theon Cross – Candace Of Meroe
                • Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin – Tanner's Tango
                • Collocutor – Gozo
                • Makaya McCraven – Untitled
                • Nat Birchall – Ancient World
                • Ruby Rushton – Moonlight Woman
                • Ebi Soda – Dimmsdale
                • The Cromagnon Band – Thunder Perfect
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                • Ishmael Ensemble – Kito's Theme
                • Vels Trio – Yellow Ochre (Part 1)
                • 1. Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – When The World Was One
                • 2. Yazmin Lacey – 90 Degrees
                • 3. Hector Plimmer – Communication Control
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                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.

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                  Cosmic Discotheque Vol. 3: 12 Junkshop Disco Funk Gems from the 70sNaughty Rhythm Records

                  After the second volume's Afro oriented atmospheres, this new chapter will take us right back to the heart of 70's disco-funk/proto-disco/cosmic. A glorious decade made of lots of "cheap" records, obscure B sides, and forgotten or even unreleased instrumental versions. Tons of often ignored and yet stellar studio productions...

                  • Pop Stars – Musique Suspense
                  • Epsilon – Ayayaya
                  • Hit Machine – Hit Machine
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                  • Springblossom – Bump
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                  The Heads label lasted a brief two years between 1982 and 1984. Started and run by the late South African producer and singer Emil Zoghby, it released only a handful of records before folding. The early 1980s in the country was a time when disco was starting to fade into what was becoming known as Bubblegum: pop music aimed at the black population of South Africa.

                  • William & The Young Five – You Turn Me On (JKriv Rework)
                  • Manyane – Thabong (Frankie Francis Bubblegum Dub)
                  • Adaye – Turn It Up (Frankie Francis 3AM Re-Edit)
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                  • 1. William & The Young Five – You Turn Me On (JKriv Rework)
                  • 2. Manyane – Thabong (Frankie Francis Bubblegum Dub)
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                    Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990Light In The Attic

                    Light In The Attic’s 'Japan Archival Series' continues with 'Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990', an unprecedented overview of the country’s vital minimal, ambient, avant-garde, and New Age music – or kankyo ongaku (environmental music).

                    This compilation features internationally acclaimed artists such as Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Joe Hisaishi, as well as other pioneers like HiroshiYoshimura, Yoshio Ojima and Satoshi Ashikawa, who deserve a place alongside the indisputable giants of these genres.

                    • Satoshi Ashikawa – Still Space
                    • Yoshio Ojima – Glass Chattering
                    • Hideki Matsutake – Nemureru Yoru (Karaoke Version)
                    • Ayuo Takahashi – Nagareru
                    • Joe Hisaishi – Ear Dreamin'
                    • Masashi Kitamura + Phonogenix – Variation・III
                    • Interior – Park
                    • Yoichiro Yoshikawa – Nube
                    • Yoshio Suzuki – Meet Me In The Sheep Meadow
                    • Ryuichi Sakamoto – Dolphins
                    • 3×LP Box Set£59.99
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                    Ednah HoltPeople Come Dance (1979)West End Records

                    Mix by Tom Savarese

                    PROMO Salsoul 79 peachy clean original disco 12"

                    Original = Original USA 12" Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+

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                    • – People Come Dance
                    • Original 12"£9.99
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                    Lipps Inc.Mouth to mouthBig Break Records

                    Originally released in 1980 on Casablanca Records. This album contains their number one hit "Funkytown".

                    • – Funkytown
                    • – All Night Dancing
                    • – Rock It
                    • Original LP£8.99
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl

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                    Deborah HarryBackfired (Special Limited Edition Extended Version) (1981)Chrysalis

                    Produced by Nile Rogers and Bernard Edwards

                    • – Backfired (Special Long Version)
                    • Original 12"£7.99
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl 12"
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                    Evelyn KingMusic BoxRCA Victor

                    Produced by T Life

                    • – Music Box
                    • Original 12"£7.99
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl 12"
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                    DeciusParadise / Duuh-DupDecius Trax

                    MONSTER dark, old school house vibes from Decius, who membership includes Paranoid London's Quin Whalley and various Fat White Family associates!

                    • – Paradise
                    • – Duuh-Dup
                    • 12"£8.99
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