Luxury Soul Family 2021Various Artists

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    • 3×CD£17.00
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      • 1. Fall Into My Love
      • 2. Bulletproof
      • 3. Falling
      • 4. Celebrate
      • 5. Inside You
      • 6. Freedom Is You
      • 7. Let's Get Down Tonight
      • 8. I'm Still Here
      • 9. This Is the Day
      • 10. I Want 'Cha
      • 11. Just To Be With You
      • 12. California Soul
      • 13. Something
      • 14. With The Music
      • 15. One Life
      • 16. I'm Good
      • 17. Everything You Do Blows My Mind
      • 18. Keep This Fire Burning
      • 19. Dreams
      • 20. Closer & Closer
      • 21. Make It Right (Full Flava 2.0 Remix)
      • 22. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long
      • 23. Smilin' (Funktified Remix)
      • 24. Had To Make You Mine
      • 25. Touch My Heart
      • 26. Take Your Time
      • 27. After Midnight
      • 28. I Wanna Go Back
      • 29. Play Me
      • 30. Guilty Pleassure
      • 31. Silver Shadow (Acoustic Version)
      • 32. Ain't Nobody
      • 33. Situationship
      • 34. Dance Again (UAC Smooth Jazz Mix)
      • 35. Early Morning Love

      An exemplary selection of tracks sourced from independent soul music artists, often unsigned or with recordings previously unissued or on limited release elsewhere. Most tracks never previously on CD. Included on this unique collection are standout tracks from 2020 by artists including The HamilTones, S.E.L, Joe Leavy, Johnny Britt, Myles Sanko, The Parkmans, Debra Debs, Darryl Anders, Yolanda Parker, Mamas Gun, Sound of Superbad, The Brit Funk Association feat. Chris Amoo (of The Real Thing) plus exclusive tracks/mixes by Incognito, Tristan, Strike One (featuring Gina Foster) and Kloud 9.

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      Cameroon Garage FunkAnalog Africa

      Analog Africa focuses on a DIY scene in the African country’s capital Yaoundé during the 1970s. Recorded in haste in an adventist church and distributed by the DIY network set up by French label Sonafric. Launching the careers of several Cameroonian artists represented in this essential compilation!

      • – Jean-Pierre Djeukam - Africa Iyo
      • – Louis Wasson et L´Orchestre Kandem Irenée - Song Of Love
      • – Pierre Didy Tchakounte et les Tulipes Noires - Monde Moderne
      • – Pierre Didy Tchakounte - Ma Fou Fou
      • 1. – Jean-Pierre Djeukam - Africa Iyo
      • 8. – Louis Wasson et L´Orchestre Kandem Irenée - Song Of Love
      • 9. – Pierre Didy Tchakounte et les Tulipes Noires - Monde Moderne
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      • 2×LP£28.00
        Expected 03 SepPreorder
      • CD + Book (200g)£20.00
        Expected 03 SepPreorder
      Right On Time: Trojan Rock SteadyMusic On Vinyl

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

      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
      • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£28.00
        Limited, numbered, orange vinyl edition inc. Trojan / Music On Vinyl coaster!​
        Expected 27 AugPreorder
      Naya Beat Volume 1: South Asian Dance and Electronic Music 1983-1992Naya Beat

      This compilation focuses on uncovering hidden electronic and dance music gems - from house to disco and electro - from the overlooked ‘80s and ‘90s South Asian music scene.

      • – Sheila Chandra – The Awakening
      • – Babla & His Orchestra – Sabko Maloom Hain Main Sharabi Nahin
      • – Nazia Hassan and Zobeb Hassan - Dosti
      • – Pinky Ann Rihal – The Indian Dance
      • – Arundhati Bhaumik – Kaga Bole Mera (Turbito & Ragz Rework)
      • – Musarrat – Hosh Nahin Hai Ji Mujhe
      • – Remo – Jungle Days
      • – Asha Puthli – Chipko Chipko
      • – Manjeet Kondal – Ishkaan De Mamle
      • – Shakti – Pi Pi (Turbotito & Ragz Rework)
      • – East-West – Can't Face The Night (Club Mix)
      • – Bappi Lahiri & Suresh – Thottu Thottu Aadavaa (Turbotito & Ragz Rework)
      • – Mangal – Masti Bhara Sama Hai (Turbotito & Ragz Rework)
      • 1. – Sheila Chandra – The Awakening
      • 2. – Babla & His Orchestra – Sabko Maloom Hain Main Sharabi Nahin
      • 3. – Nazia Hassan and Zobeb Hassan - Dosti
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      • 2×LP (180g)£22.00
        Gatefold sleeve
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      Explosive Rock SteadyDoctor Bird

      First released by Trojan Records in 1968, “Explosive Rock Steady” was the first long-player to showcase the work of a budding record producer who in time would become one of the most popular and influential figures on the Jamaican music scene: Joel Augustus Gibson a.k.a. Joe Gibbs.

      Unavailable on CD since 1997, the much sought-after album is here augmented by an incredible 46 bonus tracks from the rock steady era, their number including numerous Jamaican hits, alongside many long-lost rarities, including 7 tracks new to CD.

      Featured artists on this double disc set include some of the most talented Jamaican performers to make their mark during the tail end of the Sixties, with the superior quality of the recordings demonstrating the high standards of work for which Gibbs would soon become renowned.

      * Previously unavailable on CD

      • – DISC 1: I’M MOVING ON – Keith Blake
      • – MISS TOURIST – Errol Dunkley & The Pioneers
      • – JUST LIKE A RIVER – Stranger & Gladdy
      • – UNCLE SAM’S COUNTRY – Dennis Walks
      • – LONG SHOT – The Pioneers
      • – TRAIN TO SOULSVILLE – Cool Sticky
      • – LOVE LOVE EVERYDAY – Errol Dunkley & The Pioneers
      • – HOLD THEM AKA FEEL GOOD – Roy Shirley
      • – COME BROTHERS – Hugh Malcolm
      • – GIVE ME A LITTLE LOVING – The Pioneers
      • 1. – DISC 1: I’M MOVING ON – Keith Blake
      • 2. – MISS TOURIST – Errol Dunkley & The Pioneers
      • 3. – JUST LIKE A RIVER – Stranger & Gladdy
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      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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      UK Electronics 1988-1994: A Compilation of Music from the British Label Mindscan TapesDelodio

      Compilation of seldom heard tracks from UK tape label Mindscan Tapes covering late 80's and early 90's experiments with house, techno and industrial.

      "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."

      • – Pattern Clear - Dreamscape
      • – Dreamcore - Deep In U
      • – M Nomized - Change Fuzz
      • – Spunk Weevils - Jenny
      • – Richard Leake - Homelands
      • – Teknohadfuk - THF 4.1.A
      • – Zero Population Growth - Sickness
      • – Youth Is Violence - Codex
      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

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      Soul Jazz Records new ‘Cold Wave’ is a new collection of current electronic artists who have all been shaped by the early European cold wave artists of the late 70s and early 80s.

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

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      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.

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      These first artists created new electronic musical landscapes as well as pursuing a stubborn D-I-Y aesthetic, often releasing material on cassette and pioneering use of lo-fi technology, primitive drum machines and home-recording techniques. As part of this continued evolution today many of the artists featured here also self-release their own material, run labels, publish fanzines, or are part of wider musical collectives.

      Aside from the first electronic, no wave, and post-punk artists cited as influences –Suicide, Patrick Cowley, The Normal, Martin Hannett, Laurie Anderson, Public Image – this new generation of artists also show an exquisitely open source of electronic and disparate influences, everything from Underground Resistance to Purcell, from Scientist to New Beat and more besides.

      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
      • Beta Evers – Hiding
      • 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
      • V.C.V.S. – Hum
      • Dave I.D. – Help Starts
      • 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
      • 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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      Strain Crack & Break: Music From The Nurse With Wound List Volume Two (Germany)Finders Keepers Records

      Industrial music pioneer Steven Stapleton lifts the veil and exposes the sought-after tunes from his uber-legendary psych/prog/punk peculiarity shopping/check list known as 'The Nurse With Wound List'. This volume via Finders Keepers focuses on lesser known music from the German kosmiche/rock scene.

        Cold WaveSoul Jazz Records

        Ltd. Edn. Dayglo sleeve + ORANGE VINYL 2xLP, + mini-fanzine/ Ltd. Edn. Dayglo sleeve + BLACK VINYL 2xLP, + mini-fanzine/ Dayglo CD + Slipcase + Booklet

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        Soul Jazz Records new ‘Cold Wave’ is a new collection of current electronic artists who have all been shaped by the early European cold wave artists of the late 70s and early 80s.

        This is the first release of Soul Jazz Records’ new Cold Wave overview and a second volume will be released just four weeks later.

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        This first edition of Cold Wave comes in two vinyl editions – a one-off pressing orange coloured vinyl edition and a black vinyl edition. Both come as heavyweight double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves and the limited edition first pressing of this album comes with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured. The CD edition comes with artist booklet/fanzine and slipcase. All editions are printed in special dayglo colour finish.

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        These first artists created new electronic musical landscapes as well as pursuing a stubborn D-I-Y aesthetic, often releasing material on cassette and pioneering use of lo-fi technology, primitive drum machines and home-recording techniques. As part of this continued evolution today many of the artists featured here also self-release their own material, run labels, publish fanzines, or are part of wider musical collectives.

        Aside from the first electronic, no wave, and post-punk artists cited as influences –Suicide, Patrick Cowley, The Normal, Martin Hannett, Laurie Anderson, Public Image – this new generation of artists also show an exquisitely open source of electronic and disparate influences, everything from Underground Resistance to Purcell, from Scientist to New Beat and more besides.

        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.


        • Dissemblance – Capture
        • Carcass Identity – Reflexion Ocean
        • FIT Siegel – Wayne County Stomp
        • De Ambassade – Standhouden
        • Wang Inc – Approdo
        • Krikor Kouchian – Niños Matadores
        • Céline Gillain – Fight or Flight
        • Kreidler – Kannibal
        • Moisture – Gammut
        • Violent Quand On Aime – Of Course I'm A Liar
        Oz Echoes: DIY Cassettes And Archives 1980​-​1989Efficient Space

        'Oz Echoes' peels away another layer of Australia’s ‘80s DIY hive mind. The Oz Waves successor exposes a deeper circuit of micro-run cassettes, community radio archives and irrationally abandoned studio sessions, as Steele Bonus sequences a 10-track compendium of drone pop, psycheelectronics and agitated tape cut-ups. Highly recommended!

        • 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
        • Les Trois Etrangers – Luna
        Strong Love: Songs Of Gay Liberation 1972-1981Chapter Music

        'Strong Love' explores the first wave of openly gay songwriting that emerged after New York's Stonewall Riots kickstarted the modern gay rights movement in 1969. It took just a few years for the defiant chanting and interlocked arms of early 70s pride marches to reverberate onto record, and Strong Love begins with one of the earliest known recordings of openly gay songwriting, 1972's 'A Gay Song' by London hippie collective Everyone Involved. Across 15 tracks, the compilation takes in disarmingly personal folk, uplifting soul, outsider country and dark synth-rock.

        • 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
        • New LP (Coloured Vinyl)£24.00
          Limited pink vinyl edition inc. download card
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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.

        Guaranteed to bring a touch of warm Jamaican sunshine to even the coldest of days, “The Best Of Reggae” is sure to brighten up any occasion, 365 days of the year!

          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.

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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!

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

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

          • – The John Coltrane Quartet — Africa
          • – Max Roach — Garvey's Ghost
          • – John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane — Reverend King
          • – Alice Coltrane — Blue Nile
          • – Pharoah Sanders — Astral Traveling
          • – Archie Shepp — Blues for Brother George Jackson
          • 1. – The John Coltrane Quartet — Africa
          • 2. – Max Roach — Garvey's Ghost
          • 15. – John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane — Reverend King
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          • 4×LP Box Set (2kg)£160.00
            • 4xLP box set is housed in a high-quality archival portfolio cast with a museum drop front.
            • Magazine style booklet featuring original impulse! ads and artist photos
            • Impulse! vinyl slipmat.
            • Free UK shipping!
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          • 2×CD£20.00
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          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
            Limited edition blue coloured vinyl + inners + download
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          • MP3 Release£8.99
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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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          • 2×12" (Coloured Vinyl)£24.00
            Limited clear vinyl repress
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          Edo Funk Explosion Vol. 1Analog Africa

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

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

          • Osayomore Joseph And The Creative Seven – Africa Is My Root
          • Akaba Man & The Nigie Rokets – Ta Gha Hunsimwen
          • Akaba Man And The African Pride – Popular Side
          • Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis – Iranm Iran
          • Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis – Sakpaide No.2
          • 1. Osayomore Joseph And The Creative Seven – Africa Is My Root
          • 2. Akaba Man & The Nigie Rokets – Ta Gha Hunsimwen
          • 3. Akaba Man And The African Pride – Popular Side
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          • 2×LP£27.00
            Gatefold sleeve with 20 page booklet
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          • CD + Book (200g)£20.00
            Includes a 36 page booklet
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          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
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          • 2×LP£20.00
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          • CD£12.00
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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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            Ethel BeattyI Know You Care / It's Your LoveExpansion

            Two CLASSIC boogie tracks written and produced by Roy Ayers; originally released back to back on 12” single for the Uno Melodic label in 1980, with copies exchanging hands for big sums. These are the only two known recordings by Ethel Beatty, with 'It’s Your Love' being heavily sampled on the hip hop scene.

            • – I Know You Care
            • – It's Your Love
            Diplomats Of SoulNever Gonna Fall In Love Again (Like I Fell In Love With You)Expansion

            Monster remake of Carmen Amez's '83 boogie-disco classic is given the full on, sophisticated exotic, modern disco re-adjustment by Ralph Tee and Mike Allin's Diplomats Of Soul!

            • – Never Gonna Fall In Love Again (Like I Fell In Love With You) (Vocal)
            • – Never Gonna Fall In Love Again (Like I Fell In Love With You) (Disco Instrumental)
            • 1. – Never Gonna Fall In Love Again (Like I Fell In Love With You) (Vocal)
            • 2. – Never Gonna Fall In Love Again (Like I Fell In Love With You) (Disco Instrumental)
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            Soul Togetherness 2020: Fifteen Modern Soul Room GemsExpansion

            Fifteen, must-have modern soul room gems - some absolute belters on here from Tower of Power, Will Downing, Cool Million and more!

            • – Tower Of Power - Addicted To You
            • – Carmichael Musiclover - Pure Sweetness
            • – DW3 - Never Gonna Stop
            • – Lou Draws - Come Over
            • – Charlie Wilson - Forever Valentine
            • – Will Downing - Right Where You Are
            • – Super DB - Kool Funk (Chris Bangs Extended Remix)
            • – JB Rose - Back To Love
            • – Johnny Baker - It's Your Night
            • – Randy Hall - A Beautiful Dream
            • 2×LP£23.00
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            Eighties LadiesTurned On To You / I Knew That LoveExpansion

            Nice reissue of this classic rare groove tune from '81 produced by Roy Ayers and Edwin Birdsong, originally released on Ayers' Uno Melodic label.

            • – Turned On To You
            • – Sing Me
            • – I Knew That Love
            Justo AlmarioInterludeExpansion

            The first of his dozen jazz albums was recorded for Uno Melodic, largely composed and all produced by Roy Ayers. Before this solo album he recorded with Mongo Santamaria, Jon Lucian, Dom Salvador and then on sax for the first time with Roy Ayers on the 1976 album “Vibrations” which included “Searchin’”. He also played with James Mason on the album “Rhythm of Life” which included “Sweet Power Your Embrace”, then again with Roy on the “Lifeline” album which included “Running Away”. Demand for this album has grown in recent years through the aforementioned associations and for the stunning title track

            • – Interlude
            • – Seventh Avenue
            • – I'm The One That Loves You
            • – Sho You Right
            • – Sir John
            • – Aquarian Mood
            Michael WycoffLooking Up To You / Tell Me LoveExpansion

            Since it's release in 1982, 'Looking Up To You' has become one of the signature tracks of the modern soul scene. This absolute classic was co-written by Leon Ware with Zane Grey (of Grey & Hanks) and produced by Webster Lewis. Backed with the equally in demand soul cut, 'Tell Me Why'.

            • – Looking Up To You
            • – Tell Me Love
            Spyder TurnerI've Been Waitin' / Get DownExpansion

            Mid 70's upbeat modern soul gem - “I’ve Been Waiting” has been in particular high demand, original copies exchanging hands for vast sums. This is the first time full length versions of both that and "Get Down" have been available on 7”. Tip! 

            • – I've Been Waitin
            • – Get Down
            AristocratsLet's Get Together Now / Loving You Is MellowExpansion

            Repress of Let's Get Together Now on Expansion records. 

              PocketsTake It On UpExpansion

              The definitive version of “Take It On Up” on CD featuring for the first time the amazing full length version of the title track. Features members of Earth Wind & Fire and is produced by the group’s Verdine White.

                OzoneWalk On / Send ItExpansion

                Includes two of their classic Motown albums from 1980 and '81

                  Mass ProductionWelcome To Our World / BelieveExpansion

                  The first album features the single “Welcome To Our World”. The second album “Believe” from which the band made a significant dent on the U.K club scene in the late 70s and early 80s with their 12” instrumental jazz funk anthem “Cosmic Lust”, actually a club classic to this day.

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                    Great rockers version of the rocksteady classic from the 1970s. Bob Andy & The Revolutionaires do a fine job of hustling up a prickly groove with plenty of wooden rim shots brings the energy next to the swaggering drums and elastic vocal performance. It's a real lovers rock classic that is back with a vision which has a more prominent organ lead that flips the vibe to one of deeper meditation. Either side is sure to hit the right spot.

                    • – Set Me Free
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                        • LP£18.99
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                        • – Peba
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                        Don Cherry's pocket-trumpet + the great Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos + the Italian guitar of Gian Piero Pramaggiore + the tanpura drone of Moki.

                        In the Organic Music everything becomes an act of devotion and love, an ecstatic dwell in the dimension of a sacred free-rejoice." Indeed!

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                        • – Luna Turca
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                        • – Chenrezig
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                        • LP£27.00
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                        • – Ya Raiyat - ياراعيات
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                        • – Balagh Al Achbaab - بلغ الاحباب
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                        • – Atabina - Part II - الطبينة
                        • – Wahed Mozawej - واحد مزوج
                        • – Daasa - دعسه
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                        • – Al Ard' Amamak - Part II - الأرض أمامك
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