Tchic Tchic: French Bossa Nova 1963-1974Various Artists

    Born Bad Records
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    • Les Masques – Il Faut Tenir
    • Isabelle Aubret – Casa Forte
    • Christiane Legrand – HLM Et Ciné Roman
    • Jean Constantin – Pas Tant D'Chichi Pompom
    • Billy Nencioli – Si Rien Ne Va
    • Marpessa Dawn – Le Petit Cuica
    • Jean-Pierre Sabar – Vai Vai
    • Sophia Loren – De Jour En Jour
    • Isabelle De Funès – Jusqu'à La Tombée Du Jour
    • Sylvia Fels – Corto Maltese
    • 1. Il Faut Tenir
    • 2. Casa Forte
    • 3. HLM Et Ciné Roman
    • 4. Pas Tant D'Chichi Pompom
    • 5. Si Rien Ne Va
    • 6. Le Petit Cuica
    • 7. Vai Vai
    • 8. De Jour En Jour
    • 9. Jusqu'à La Tombée Du Jour
    • 10. Corto Maltese
    • 11. Comme Une Samba
    • 12. La Poupée Des Favellas
    • 13. Un Enfant Café Au Lait
    • 14. Les Mains Qui Font Du Bien
    • 15. Quand Jean-Paul Rentrera
    • 16. T'as Vu Ce Printemps
    • 17. Cent Mille Poissons Dans Ton Filet
    • 18. Lemenja
    • 19. Aquarela
    • 20. Tendresse
    • 21. Une Énorme Samba
    • 22. La Lune

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        "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.

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        • – Esperanto – Kailua
        • – Sugar Cane – What You Do To Me
        • – Westside – Don’t Take It Away
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        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!

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        • 1. Barbara Tucker – Beautiful People (Underground Network Mix)
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        • 3. The Mole People – Break Night
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        • Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis – Iranm Iran
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        • 1. Osayomore Joseph And The Creative Seven – Africa Is My Root
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        • 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’.

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        • 3. Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – In Search Of Truth
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          **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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          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.

          In those years a few of them, often for economic reasons, would set off on a space conquest, taking along just a few synthesisers. Their ambition well surpassed the modesty of their means; it was in turn the condition to their experimentations with sound which were to create a new sonic space: that of a nation tumbling into modernity. From French soil to the farthest reaches of the cosmos, there were just a few steps to take. It's with the label Tele Music, boarding the spaceship Arpadys, along with the Voyage crew, that Sauveur Mallia took the big leap.

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          • – Synthetic Neutron
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          • – 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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            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
            • Ettika – Ettika (Version Maxi Inédite)
            • Sammy Massamba – Propriété Privée
            • Shams Dinn – Hedi Bled Noum
            • Alfio Scandurra – Qu'est Ce Qui Ne Va Pas?
            • Philippe Chany – Cairo Connection
            • Noureddine Staifi – Dansez Le Raksi
            • Brigitte Sarrus – Ta Face Préface
            • Alec Mansion – Trop Triste
            • Marie-Josée Fa – C'Est Tabou
            • Hamidou Takdjout – Jawla Feli
            • Ganawa – Yamna
            • 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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            • – Fils Du Sahel
            • – Boy Cuisinier
            • – Marietou
            • – Je Suis Un Salaud
            • – Ouaga Affaires
            • – Mam Ti Fou
            • – Lucie
            • – Missé Issa
            • – Je Demande Ma Démission
            • – Tond Yabramba
            • – Yamb Ney Capitale
            • LP£18.99
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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.

            • – Artifice Percussion
            • – Cha Tatch Ka
            • – Asiatic Dream
            • – Pussy Ring
            • – Implacable Ring
            • – Super Angoisse
            • – Phasing Round
            • – Slow Very Solw
            • – Gang Train
            • – Rallye Du Diable
            • – Theme Africain
            • – Emeute a Tokyo
            • – Coeur Polaire
            • – Pussy Cacatoes
            • – Angoisse Au Coeur
            • – Marionnettes Club
            • LP£18.99
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            France Chébran - French Boogie 1981-1985Born Bad Records

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

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                        • – Fear
                        • – Mike’s Story (feat. Michael Ofo)
                        • – Bitter Streets
                        • – Alcohol
                        • – You from London (feat. Little Simz)
                        • – 9
                        • – Light’s In Your Hands
                        Giuseppe LeonardiMentementeSecond Circle

                        Oddball, dream-house experiments from Giuseppe Leonardi via Music From Memory offshoot, Second Circle!

                        • – Red Loft
                        • – Syn Koto
                        • – Sake
                        • – Acid Flower
                        • – Turn On, Tune In... Drop Out
                        • – Earth Flat
                        • 12" EP£12.00
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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
                        The Inn House CrewSomething SpecialRoom In The Sky

                        The Inn House Crew is a nucleus of top musicians including Vin Gordon - the legendary trombone player from Studio One and Bob Marley & The Wailers - and Grammy winner guitarist Jimmy Haynes. Here they have produced a collection of instrumentals in various styles -jazz, afro beat, reggae soul n funk.

                        • – Jay Funk
                        • – Up Shut
                        • – Basidea
                        • – Fame
                        • – Heckling
                        • – Bossa B
                        • – Ten To Ten
                        • – Something Special
                        • – Eggs Ben Boogaloo
                        • – Lesean
                        • – The Dolphin
                        • – Afras
                        ThundercatIt Is What It IsBrainfeeder

                        Anticipated album release, produced by Flying Lotus and Thundercat himself, features musical contributions from Ty Dolla $ign, Childish Gambino, Lil B, Kamasi Washington, Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, BADBADNOTGOOD, Louis Cole and Zack Fox.

                        • – Lost In Space / Great Scott / 22-26
                        • – Innerstellar Love
                        • – I Love Louis Cole (feat. Louis Cole)
                        • – Black Qualls (feat. Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington & Childish Gambino)
                        • – Miguel's Happy Dance
                        • – How Sway
                        • – Funny Thing
                        • – Overseas (feat. Zack Fox)
                        • – Dragonball Durag
                        • – How I Feel
                        • – King Of The Hill
                        • – Unrequited Love
                        • – Fair Chance (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Lil B)
                        • – Existential Dread
                        • – It Is What It Is
                        • New LP (Picture Disc)£26.99
                          Limited edition 140g picture disc LP housed in a 6mm spine gatefold sleeve with gold foil detail and OBI strip. Download card included.
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                        • CD£10.99
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                        Lee Perry - The Black EmperorVol. 1 (Vocals) 7" Singles recorded at Black Ark StudioStudio 16

                        Superb collection of rare 7" singles recorded at The Black Ark by Lee Perry between 1973 & 1979 featuring The Congos, Prince Jazzbo, Max Romeo, Junior Byles, Twin Roots plus uber rare tunes from Leo Graham & James Booms.

                        • Prince Jazzbo – Natty Past Through Rome
                        • The Congos – Ark Of The Covernant
                        • Devon Irons – Ketch Vampire
                        • Leo Graham – Doctor Demand
                        • James Booms – Psalms Twenty
                        • Junior Byles – Dreader Locks
                        • Bunny & Ricky – Freedom Fighter
                        • Twin Roots – Know Love
                        • Lee Perry & The Upsetters – Kiss Me Neck
                        • Max Romeo – Fire Fe The Vatican
                        • Debra Keese – Travelling
                        • Keith Rowe – Groovy Situation
                        • LP£12.00
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                        Soul Jazz Records presents Steve ReidRhythmatism (1976)Soul Jazz Records


                        Soul Jazz Records are issuing the awesome deep jazz album Rhythmatism (1976) from the legendary Steve Reid long out of print in a new edition very limited 1000-copies COLOURED vinyl (+download code) and CD.

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                        ‘Steve Reid is one of the greatest drummers.

                        He is a musical genius’ KIERAN HEBDEN (Four Tet)

                        ‘A truly phenomenal artist.’ GILLES PETERSON

                        ‘Steve Reid reflects the spirit of a generation- Art Ensemble of Chicago, John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, the Black Artists Group.’ THE WIRE


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                        Drummer and composer extraordinaire Steve Reid’s Rhythmatism is one of his deepest and most radical of albums of all time and features some of the heaviest jazz players - Arthur Blythe ‘AKA Black Arthur’, Charles Tyler, David Wertman and others – joining Reid. The album was originally released on Reid’s own Mustevic Sound label in 1976

                        As a radical jazz artist, Steve Reid played with an extraordinary group of artists – including Miles Davis, Sun Ra, Fela Kuti, James Brown, Ornette Coleman, Lester Bowie, Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean, Dionne Warwick, Archie Shepp, Chief Bey, Olatunji, Arthur Blythe, , Dextor Gordon, Gary Bartz, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sam Rivers, Leon Thomas, Lonnie Smith and Horace Silver!

                        Reid was born in the South Bronx, and grew up in Queens, New York. He played in the house band at Harlem's Apollo Theatre, accompanying James Brown, as well as playing in Sun Ra's Arkestra. He lived next to John Coltrane, worked in a department store with Ornette Coleman, had a son who played drums with NWA. He began his career as a teenager in the 1960s as a drummer at Motown when he played on Martha and The Vandellas "Heatwave" (aged 14).

                        At the end of the 1960s Reid was sentenced to four years in jail as a conscientious objector of the Vietnam war. On his release from prison in 1974, he formed the Legendary Master Brotherhood and started the independent record label, Mustevic Sound, to release his debut LP in 1976. Rhythmatism is released in its entirety and with full original cover art here and is one of a series of stunning independent records he released in the 1970s.

                        At the start of the 21st century, his career took a new twist when Steve Reid began a successful collaboration with Kieran Hebden (Four Tet). Hebden referred to Reid as his ‘musical soul mate’, resulting in a number of joint albums.

                        Steve Reid died in New York in 2010. Subsequently the Steve Reid Foundation was set up in his name, to help aspiring musicians and artists.

                        • Steve Reid – Kai
                        • Steve Reid – Rocks (for Cannonball)
                        • Steve Reid – Center Of The Earth
                        • Steve Reid – C You Around
                        • Steve Reid – One Minute Please
                        Sound DimensionSoulful Strut / Time Is TightSoul Jazz Records

                        Stone-cold classic Studio One on limited-edition brand new 7" - loud, clean, boom!

                        Back to back two KILLER soul to reggae instrumental monsters!

                        • Sound Dimension – Soulful Strut
                        • Sound Dimension – Time Is Tight
                        Un Dos Tres Y FueraSencillamente Un, Dos, Tres Y Fuera (1978)Discomoda

                        With the massive tropical funk tune 'Son de Tambor y San Juan' as featured on Soul Jazz records' Venezuela 70

                          • Original LP£50.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original Venezuelan Vinyl , some spine wear/sleeve ageing

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