Gil Scott-Heron We’re New Again – A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven

    XL Recordings
    • Gil Scott-Heron – Special Tribute (Broken Home pt. 1)
    • Gil Scott-Heron – I'm New Here
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    • Gil Scott-Heron – Where Did the Night Go
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    • 2. I'm New Here
    • 3. Running
    • 4. Blessed Parents
    • 5. New York is Killing Me
    • 6. The Patch (Broken Home pt. 2)
    • 7. People of the Light
    • 8. Being Blessed
    • 9. Where Did the Night Go
    • 10. Lily Scott (Broken Home pt. 3)
    • 11. I'll Take Care of You
    • 12. I've Been Me
    • 13. This Can't Be Real
    • 14. Piano Player
    • 15. The Crutch
    • 16. Guided (Broken Home pt. 4)
    • 17. Certain Bad Things
    • 18. Me and the Devil

    To mark the 10th anniversary of the release of 'I’m New Here', the 13th, and last, studio album from the legendary US musician, poet and author Gil Scott-Heron, acclaimed US jazz musician Makaya McCraven delivers a unique reinterpretation of the album.

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    • – On Coming from a Broken Home (Pt. 1)
    • – Me and the Devil
    • – I'm New Here
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    • – Parents (Interlude)
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                    • CD£11.99
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                    Nigeria Soul Fever - Afro Funk, Disco and BoogieSoul Jazz Records

                    Soul Jazz Records’ new Nigeria Soul Fever is their first release to explore the vast wealth of Nigerian music recorded in the 1970s. The new album comes with introductory sleevenotes by Bill Brewster (author of Last Night A DJ Saved My Life).

                    Packed-full with Afro-Funk, Disco and Boogie all from Nigeria, this triple album/double CD set brings together a stunning collection of diverse West African sounds. Whilst a small handful of the artists featured (Joni Haastrup, Tee Mac, Christy Essien) have seen the light of day outside Africa, this is essentially a collection of killer tracks by an array of artists completely unknown outside of Nigeria. 

                    Artists such as Don Bruce & The Angels, Akin Richards & The Executives, Angela Starr, Jimmy Sherry & The Music Agents. It’s no surprise that these records are extremely rare and expensive to buy individually so this album will save you going broke trying to find them.

                    These recordings were made at a time when Nigeria’s trade restrictions banned imported records. Whilst new musical trends (such as American soul, funk, disco etc) entered and influenced the country, the local music scene remained just that – local. Consequently, these recordings remain practically unknown to anyone outside of the country.

                    Nigeria Soul Fever is released as triple-album vinyl + download, double-CD digi-pack and digital download. This album follows on from Soul Jazz Records’ 1960s collection Nigeria Freedom Sounds, released last month, and will be followed by the reissue of the incredibly rare and groovy Nigerian 1980 disco boogie funk album Tee Mac’s Night Illusion.

                    "Excellent new soul jazz compilation Nigeria Soul Fever: Afrofunk, Disco And Boogie: West African Disco Mayhem!" THE GUARDIAN

                    READ Guardian top 10 Nigerian Disco full feature here


                    • Joni Haastrup – Free My People
                    • Christy Essien – You Can't Change A Man
                    • Akin Richards & The Executives – Afrikana Disco
                    • Tee Mac – Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
                    • Joni Haastrup – Greetings
                    • Don Bruce and The Angels – Ocheche (Happy Song)
                    • Benis Cletin – Get Up and Dance
                    • Colomach – Enoviyin
                    • Joni Haastrup – Do The Funkro
                    • Tee Mac featuring Marjorie Barnes – Living Everyday
                    • Arakatula – Mr Been To
                    • Angela Starr – Disco Dancing
                    • Joni Haastrup – Wake Up Your Mind
                    • Jimmy Sherry & The Musik Agents – Nwaeze
                    • Benis Cletin – Soul Fever
                    • Arakatula – Wake Up Africa
                    • 1. Joni Haastrup – Free My People
                    • 2. Christy Essien – You Can't Change A Man
                    • 3. Akin Richards & The Executives – Afrikana Disco
                    • View full info and tracklisting
                    Eighties LadiesLadies Of The 80sExpansion Records

                    Reissue of this amazing, one-off album produced by Roy Ayers! Vocal group Eighties Ladies was made up of the talented Susan Beaubian, Marva Hicks, Vivian Prince, Denie Corbett & Sylvia Striplin backed by an all-star line-up Roy Ayers band (including Rick James who shares the production).

                    The anthemic ‘Turned on To You” and “Ladies of the Eighties” are both included in this absolutely classic boogie-funk-jazz-soul album from the start of the 80s.

                    • – Ladies Of The Eighties
                    • – Turned On To You
                    • LP£15.99
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                    The Light Of SabaWords Of Wisdom / Peanut VendorSaba

                    Limited repress of Light Of Saba's first killer roots single originally released in 1974 with "Words Of Wisdom" backed with "Peanut Vendor".

                    • – Words Of Wisdom
                    • – Peanut Vendor
                    Roy AyersVirgin Ubiquity (Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981) (Reissue)Rapster Records

                    BBE reissue this fine collection of thirteen never-before-released tracks and outtakes from the Roy Ayers vaults.

                    • – Boogie Down
                    • – What's The T?
                    • – I Really Love You
                    • – Oh What A Lonely Feeling
                    • – Sugar
                    • – Mystery Of Love
                    • – Green And Gold
                    • – Brand New Feeling
                    • – I Did It In Seattle
                    • – Mystic Voyage (Version)
                    • CD£11.99
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                    • 2×LP£27.99
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                    WildflowerSeason 2Wildflower

                    Wildflower return with their second, anticipated album release, following their huge, self-titled debut. Beautiful, deep jazz with spiritual touches and haunting melody. Essential release!

                    • – Under the Night Sky
                    • – Mirage
                    • – Where the Wild Things Dance
                    • LP£19.99
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                    The Professionals (Madlib & Oh No)The ProfessionalsMadlib Invazion

                    Hip hop production hero Madlib and rapper Oh No collaborate as The Professionals on their self-titled album. Marking their first full length album as The Professionals, the album mixes Madlib’s production with Oh No’s rapping, alongside cameos from Chino XL, Elzhi, and Adub.

                    • – My House
                    • – The Pros
                    • – Payday
                    • – Give N Take
                    • – Superhumans
                    • – Buggin
                    • – CDP Smackdown
                    • – Timeless Treasure
                    • – I Jus Wanna
                    • – Away Too Long
                    • – Make Due
                    • – Tired Atlas
                    • – Dishonored Valor
                    • Instrumental LP£23.99
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                    • 2×CD£14.99
                      2xCD issue with a bonus disc containing the Madlib instrumentals
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                    Cross IslandEast Of The AppleKalita

                    Kalita Records unearth Cross Island's highly sought-after 1978 disco bomb "East of the Apple". Originally privately released on Raja Records as a promotional single to attract tourism and businesses to Long Island, New York, the record has since become highly prized by both DJs and collectors alike, in particular for its B side "Just A Little Different". Features edits from the man, Al Kent.

                    • – East Of The Apple (The ‘Just A Little Different’ Mix)
                    • – Wave (Al Kent Remix)
                    • – East Of The Apple (Al Kent Remix)
                    • 1. – East Of The Apple (The ‘Just A Little Different’ Mix)
                    • 2. – Wave (Al Kent Remix)
                    • 3. – East Of The Apple (Al Kent Remix)
                    • View full info and tracklisting
                    Kamaal WilliamsWu HenBlack Focus

                    Second, anticipated album release from Henry Wu aka Kamaal Williams!

                    • – One More Time / 1989
                    A Day in the Life: Impressions of Pepper (feat. Makaya McCraven and Shabaka & The Ancestors)Impulse!

                    The jazz new-wave cover the classics from The Beatles' ‎'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' all reimagined under the 'A Day in the Life: Impressions of Pepper' banner via Impulse! Some of our favourite artists showcasing such as Shabaka & The Ancestors, Wildflower, Makaya McCraven, Onyx Collective and more!

                    • Antonio Sanchez – Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
                    • Mary Halvorson – With A Little Help From My Friends
                    • Makaya McCraven – Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
                    • Wildflower – Getting Better
                    • Cameron Graves – Fixing A Hole
                    • Keyon Harrold – She's Leaving Home
                    • Brandee Younger – Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!
                    • Onyx Collective – Within You Without You
                    • Sullivan Fortner – When I'm Sixty-Four
                    • Miles Mosley – Lovely Rita
                    • Shabaka & The Ancestors – Good Morning Good Morning
                    • Antonio Sanchez – Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
                    • The Ju Ju Exchange – A Day In The Life
                    • 1. Antonio Sanchez – Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
                    • 2. Mary Halvorson – With A Little Help From My Friends
                    • 3. Makaya McCraven – Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
                    • View full info and tracklisting
                    • 2×LP£24.99
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                    Nick WaltersActive Imagination22a

                    Ruby Rushton trumpeter and composer Nick Walters, returns to 22a with his second album for the label - a deep and spiritual journey into freeform jazz! "Active Imagination" brings together a collection of Nick's favourite musicians to collectively experiment and improvise. Featuring Ed Cawthorne (Tenderlonious) on flute and soprano sax, Mo Kolours on percussion, Max Hallett (Comet Is Coming) on drums, Rebecca Nash on keys and Nim Sadot on bass guitar.

                    Limited to 500 copies!

                    • – So Long Chef
                    • – Ahimsa
                    • – Gordian Knot (Part II)
                    • – Dansoman Last Stop
                    • LP£17.99
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                    • CD£10.99
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