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        The Best Of Disco Demands: A Special Collection Of Rare 1970's Dance MusicBBE

        WOW!!!!! An AMAZING new compilation from Al Kent on the ever-brilliant BBE label! Quite possibly one of their best disco compilations EVER, matching the excellence of their 'Disco Spectrum', 'Disco Forever' and DJ Spinna 'Boogie Back' comps!

        Boasting a massive FIVE discs, Al Kent has collected here some of the rarest, damn right funky afro-disco and groovy disco gems - all re-mastered, many re-editedand all of them killer! EXCELLENT!!! BUY!BUY!BUY!

        • cheryll berdell – giving it all to you
        • executive suite – why in the world do they keep on (funk'in with me)
        • disco warriors – cumbaya disco
        • sandpebbles of barbados – suntan
        • the people's workshop – funkathone
        • chocolate city connection – take the music to the party
        • universal robot band – disco booogie woman
        • don renaldo strings – fiddlin' around
        • 1. cheryll berdell – giving it all to you
        • 2. executive suite – why in the world do they keep on (funk'in with me)
        • 3. disco warriors – cumbaya disco
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        • 5×CD£19.99
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        • 2×LP Vol.2£17.99
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        • 2×LP Vol.1£17.99
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        Java Java Java Java Instrumentals Dubwise VersionsImpact / VP

        For the first time on CD and vinyl, the 1972 master work and one of the defining statements of Dub reggae,  'Java Java Java Java' - killer !

        Recorded and produced in 1972 by Clive Chin at studio 17, located above the legendary Randy's Records in kingston, Jamaica. 'Java Dub' was a ground breaking album of instrumental versions of contemporary hits, spiced with studio effects and featuring the smash hit 'Java Dub' the breakthrough track for reggae legend Augutus Pablo. Credited as the first Dub album released in Jamaica (originally a press of 500 units), Java Dub would influence generations of producers in reggae, disco, jungle and of course, dub. Credited simply as 'Impact All Stars' (for Chin's Impact label), the cast of musicians includes Pablo, Tyrone Downie, Fully Fullwood, Lloyd Parks, 'Chinna' Smith, 'Family Man' Barrettt, Tommy McCook and producer Clive Chin.

        • – guilding dub
        • – cheating dub
        • – java dub
        • New LP £17.99
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        • CD£9.00
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        Roy Ayers UbiquityLifelinePolydor

        Essential Roy Ayers album. Includes the classic 'Running Away'.


          • Reissue LP£13.99
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          Nigeria Afrobeat SpecialThe New Explosive Sound In 1970's NigeriaSoundway

          OK so we know there are lots of them but Brighton-based label Soundway keep churning out QUALITY African compilations and this one is no different!

          Those of you who brought SOTU bestsellers Soundway's Nigeria Special Series, Afro Baby and Ghana Soundz will love this ace compilation collecting together super rare and obscure 70's Nigerian Afrobeat!   In 1970 Fela Ransome Kuti and his newly assembled Africa 70 band toreup the Nigerian music scene with their new Afrobeat sound.  Mixing Highlife, Funk and Nigerian rhythms they stole the show in 1970's NNigeria and things were never to the same again!

          Non of the tracks on this wicked compilation have been reissued outside of Nigeria! Jam packed with raw organic horn stabs, amazing super tight african percussion, sweet sax, guitar twangs, funky organ and an infectious energy!

          Highly Recommended!

          • fela ransome kuti & the africa 70 – who're you? (original 45 version)
          • eric showboy akaeze & his royal ericos – wi dey find money
          • the anansa professionals – enwan
          • bongos ikwue & the groovies – otachikpokpo
          • orlando julius & his afro-sounders – afro-blues
          • 1. fela ransome kuti & the africa 70 – who're you? (original 45 version)
          • 2. eric showboy akaeze & his royal ericos – wi dey find money
          • 3. the anansa professionals – enwan
          • View full info and tracklisting
          • CD£11.99
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          The Legendary Studio One RecordsSoul Jazz Records

          Brand new album featuring non-stop killer Studio One cuts from The Skatalites, Heptones, Lone Ranger, Horace Andy and loads more. 

          Album comes in jewel case with slipcase style CD, limited edition gatefold heavyweight double vinyl and EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD from here.

          This is the first new Studio One/Soul Jazz release in over 3 years and is being released to coincide with our forthcoming monster new deluxe hardback 12x12" 200 page full colour book featuring hundreds of super classic and rare Studio One sleeves. 

          • The Skatalites – Ball of Fire
          • The Heptones – I'm Your Man
          • Lone Ranger – Everything She Want
          • Horace Andy – New Broom
          • Michigan and Smiley – Rub A Dub Style (12" Mix)
          • The Maytals – Treat Me Bad
          • Freddie McKay – Watch Your Step
          • Pablove Black – Mr. Music
          • Wailing Souls – Run My People
          • Willie Williams – Master Plan
          • The Skatalites – Fidel Castro
          • Marcia Griffiths – Hold You Tight
          • Dub Specialist – Sitting With Stupid
          • Prince Jazzbo – Rock For Dub
          • Super and Sleepy – Enemy
          • Dub Specialist – Luanda
          • Doreen Schaeffer – This Love
          • Ernest Ranglin – Ranglin Doddlin'