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    RekidMade In MenorcaSoul Jazz Records

    Rekid is the alter-ego of Matt Edwards A/K/A Radio Slave, one half of the mighty Quiet Village, and remixer to the stars and dance music’s man of the moment whose work with DJ Hell, Kylie Minogue (where he famously mixed Kylie with New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’), Carl Craig, Talking Heads, Chicken Lips, Pet Shop Boys and even Kate Bush has made him currently one of the most in-demand remixers working today.

    Rekid is the pseudonym he uses for his more serious/underground work and "Made in Menorca" is his first album released under the Rekid moniker and released on Soul Jazz Records. With numerous recording projects (Rekid, Radio Slave, Quiet Village, Mathew E, Sea Devils) under his belt, Matt Edwards’ music breaks down the traditional barriers of dance music – house, broken beat, techno, electro, hip-hop, disco cut-ups – and influences from Walter Gibbons to Andy Weatherall to DJ Harvey to create a truly unique sound.

    After two extremely well received singles Rekid’s  full-length debut "Made in Menorca" is already getting support from the likes of Lindstrom, DJ Hell, Tiga, Trevor Jackson and Carl Craig ‘Made In Menorca’ is quite literally the most refreshing piece of electronic dance music we reckon you’ll hear all year.

    Moving between stark cold European machine music, sophisticated electronic disco to the futuristic hip hop of the late J-Dilla and the abstract house music of Theo Parrish ‘Made In Menorca’ is a journey in 21st century electronica in Matt’s slick accomplished style.

    • Rekid – Intro
    • Rekid – Lost Star 6
    • Rekid – Diamond Black
    • Rekid – 85 Space
    • Rekid – Kidbeats
    • Rekid – Retro Active
    • Rekid – Priya
    • Rekid – Arp
    • Rekid – Tranzit
    • Rekid – Nite
    • Rekid – Klaws
    • Rekid – Spiders
    • Rekid – Cairo
    • Rekid – Legend
    Studio One Rub A DubSoul Jazz Records

    In the 1970s, Clement Dodd’s legendary Studio One Records went through an amazing period of re-birth working with new artists such as Willie Williams, Lone Ranger, Michigan and Smiley, Horace Andy as well as continuing to work with classic artists such as Alton Ellis, Freddie McGregor, etc. 

    Re-versioning classic Studio One rhythms became the order of the day in the 1970s, not just with Studio One boss Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd, but with every Jamaican producer of note employing their own in-house musicians to copy the music emanating from Brentford Road. 

    The music on Studio One Rub-A-Dub features classic and rare tracks from this amazing period, from the likes of Cornel Campbell, The Heptones, Johnny Osbourne and many other legendary artists. Sleeve-notes are by Chris Salewicz, the acclaimed writer who has written books on Joe Strummer, Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones and many more.

    • Cornell Campbell – My Conversation
    • Lone Ranger – Screw Gone A North Coast
    • Judah Eskender Tafari – Danger In Your Eyes
    • Rapper Robert & Jim Brown – Minister For Ganja
    • Freddie McGregor – How Could You Leave
    • Barry Brown – Give Love
    • Len Allen Jnr – White Belly Rat
    • Johnny Osbourne – Forgive Them
    • Jennifer Lara – Natural Mystic
    • Horace Andy – Happiness
    • Rapper Robert & Jim Brown – Pirate
    • Willie Williams – Keep On Moving
    • Papa Michigan & General Smiley – Jah A The Creator
    • The Ethiopian – Empty Belly
    • Earl 16 – No Mash Up The Dance
    • The Jay Tees – Forward to Jah
    • Lone Ranger – Natty Chalwa
    • 1. Cornell Campbell – My Conversation
    • 2. Lone Ranger – Screw Gone A North Coast
    • 3. Judah Eskender Tafari – Danger In Your Eyes
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    Tumba Francesa: Afro-Cuban Music From The RootsTumba Francesa la Caridad de CubaSoul Jazz Records

    Tumba Francesa la Caridad de Oriente is a 140-year old institution in Cuba.

    The music of Tumba Francesa is a unique combination of African drums and French patois vocals alive in Cuba today.

    This is the first in a series of albums reflecting Afro-Cuban culture newly recorded by Soul Jazz Records in Cuba. The Tumba Francesa La Caridad de Oriente won Cuba’s National Award for Community Culture and, in 2003, the title of UNESCO Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, the first such award to be bestowed on Cuba. This music was recorded in EGREM studios, the state owned studio in Santiago, eastern Cuba.

    Tumba Francesa la Caridad de Oriente is situated in the economically poor Los Hoyos district of the city, a vibrant epi-centre of Afro-Cuban culture. In the 19th century there were hundreds of Tumba Francesa throughout Cuba. Now only two remain; Tumba Francesa of Santiago de Oriente and nearby Tumba Francesa de Guantanamo.

    Originally mutual aid societies for the ex-slaves who fled the neighbouring Haitian Revolution, Tumba Francesas would put on elaborate shows during carnival dressed in ballroom costumes of 18th century France playing purely African music. Tumba Francesa La Caridad de Oriente continue this tradition today. The music of Tumba Francesa la Caridad de Oriente is at once both modern and traditional, both an important aspect of contemporary Cuba and coming with a vast cultural legacy.

    The CD / LP comes complete with extensive sleevenotes and spoken introduction by the Afro-Cuban poet and writer Pedro Perez-Sarduy and photography by the New York writer, musician and broadcaster Ned Sublette (author of Cuba and It's Music).

    • Tumba Francesa – Camaguey
    • Tumba Francesa – Muerive Yo Dila (Mason)
    • Tumba Francesa – Mapua Live (Yuba)
    • Tumba Francesa – Vamos A Dividir (Mason)
    • Tumba Francesa – Tambores 1
    • Tumba Francesa – Ven Mi Morena (Tahona)
    • Tumba Francesa – Muedine Consa (Yuba)
    • Tumba Francesa – Tambores 2
    Studio One DJ's Vol. 2Soul Jazz Records

    This second volume of DJs from Reggae’s legendary "University of Reggae", Studio One Records features some of the finest toasters ever to record in Jamaica. The album features classic tracks from DJ greats Dennis Alcapone, Lone Ranger, Prince Jazzbo, King Stitt alongside super-rare tracks from artists such as Bobby Jackie, Jah Jesco and Little Joe all recorded under Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s supervision at the legendary recording studio and record label. 

    Musical backing comes from the legendary in-house bands – The Skatalites, The Sound Dimension, Soul Vendors and Soul Defenders – who provide the classic Studio One rhythms. So influential in the history of Reggae. As well as eighteen killer tracks the album comes with new sleevenotes by Steve Barrow (Blood and Fire/Rough Guide to Reggae) and photography by Dennis Morris making this another essential Studio One Reggae release for connoisseurs of Reggae and newcomers alike.

    • Dennis Alcapone – Fever Teaser
    • Prince Jazzbo – Pepper Rock
    • Carey Johnson – Correction Train
    • Bobby Jackie & Soul Defenders – Reggae Wiggle
    • Prince Francis – Ethiopia
    • Brigadier Jerry – Ram Dance Master
    • King Stitt – No Man Version
    • Little Joe – Gun Court
    • Prince Jazzbo – Crab Walking (discomix)
    • Lone Ranger – Tribute To Bob Marley
    • Soul Vendors – Whipping The Prince
    • Prince Francis – Rocking Machine
    • King Cry Cry – I Had A Talk
    • Jim Brown – Clippin
    • Jah Jesco – West Gone Black
    • Big Joe – Get Out Bald Head
    • Dennis Alcapone – Home Version
    • Lone Ranger – Keep On Coming A The Dance
    Studio One Soul 2Soul Jazz Records

    BACK IN PRINT!!!!!!! 2xLP now with bonus download code!

    Studio One Soul 2 is the long awaited second volume of one of the largest selling Soul Jazz/Studio One titles, Studio One Soul.

    Studio One Soul 2 takes us further into Jamaican music’s fascination with American Soul and Funk music. Featuring a host of classic Reggae artists – Horace Andy, The Heptones, Ken Boothe, Jackie Mittoo, Jacob Miller and many more covering equally classic American Soul and Funk tunes by the likes of Curtis Mayfield, The Five Stairsteps, Marvin Gaye, The Stylistics, Lee Dorsey, Al Green and Syl Johnson.

    Studio One Soul 2 will appeal as much as an introduction to classic reggae as to connoisseurs and is another essential Studio One release. This selection features a mixture of classics, super-rare and unreleased tracks from Studio One, few of which have ever been on CD - all lovingly digitally re-mastered for this release. The vinyl edition also comes on super-loud double vinyl.

    REVIEWS

    "90% of the reggae music I own is contained on a handful of compilation albums from the phenomenal Soul Jazz Records stable. After eulogizing Morgan Khan’s Street Sounds series in my last post, I would have to add that Soul Jazz have done what Khan did for electro for reggae, by doing the hard work for the listener and releasing one quality compilation after another, all packed with the finest reggae songs around." WHITE NOISE

    "Studio One was modeled on the record labels that had their own crack studio house bands, labels and studios like Stax in Memphis, Motown in Detroit, Muscle Shoals in Alabama and Criteria in Florida, so it was natural that at Studio One versions of some of the most influential soul records would be reworked in a Jamaican idiom for playing on the powerful sound systems" SOUNDS STAGE

    • Jacob Miller – Westbound Train
    • Hortense Ellis – People Make The World Go Round
    • Horace Andy – Ain't No Sunshine
    • Soul Vendors – Swing Easy
    • The Heptones – Choice Of Colours
    • Jackie Mittoo & The Brentford Disco Set – Choice Of Music Part 2
    • Prinze Jazzbo – Fool For Love
    • Cornell Campbell – Ten To One
    • Winston Francis – Don't Change
    • Jackie Mittoo – Jumping Jehosophat
    • Tony Gregory – Get Out Of My Life Woman
    • Dub Specialist – Darker Block
    • Little Joe – Red Robe
    • Devon Russell – Make Me Beleive In You
    • Jerry Jones – Compared To What
    • Ken Boothe – Thinking
    • Anthony Creary – Land Call Africa
    • Jackie Mittoo – Fancy Pants
    Studio One WomenSoul Jazz Records

    Ska, rocksteady, funky reggae, roots, dub mixes, disco mixes, they're all here from the queens of the Jamaican music scene - Studio One Women features a wide mix of classics and obscurities from the finest female voices in reggae.

    Until now most of these tracks have only ever been available as extremely hard to find Jamaican 7 inch and 12 inch singles and even if you were lucky enough to find them they'd cost you a small fortune

    Marcia Griffiths and Rita Marley (here with her first group The Soulettes) are two of Jamaica's most famous female singers hugely popular today. Both these artists became internationally famous as The I – Threes (along with Judy Mowatt), Bob Marley's backing singers alongside The Wailers. Also featured are Hortense Ellis, sister of Alton who cut many smash hits on the island, and Jennifer Lara, a lady who had a long career with Studio One, singing on countless sides.

    Studio One is the greatest label in the history of reggae and is the foundation of all reggae music. It's where virtually every world renowned Jamaican superstar started out, Bob Marley and The Wailers included. Under the guidance of the legendary Clement Coxsone Dodd the musicians at Studio One recorded hundreds of instrumental rhythms which still provide the backbone for many of the records made in Jamaica today

    • Claudette Mclean – Give Love Another Try
    • Jennifer Lara – My Man
    • The Soulettes – A Deh Pon Dem
    • Della Humphrey – Dream Land
    • Jennifer Lara – Consider Me
    • Denise Darlington – War No Right
    • Hortense Ellis – I'm Just A Girl
    • Angela Prince – No Bother With No Fuss
    • Jerry Jones – There's A Chance For Me
    • The Soulettes – King Street
    • Jennifer Lara – Tell Me Where
    • The Tonettes – I'll Give It To You
    • Marcia Griffiths – Tell Me Now
    • The Jay Tees – Come to me
    • Angela Prince – You A Fool Boy
    • Jennifer Lara – I am In love
    Microsolutions To MegaproblemsMicrosolutions 1Soul Jazz Records

    Soul Jazz Records subsiduary electronic label Microsolutions to Megaproblems celebrates two years of releases with this new album. Microsolutions to Megaproblems brings together many of the finest experimental electronic artists working in their respective fields today – whether it be electronica, avant hip-hop, twisted disco, deep jazz and more. This album features tracks from all the earlier12" releases plus unique exclusives for this album. Established electronic-pioneers such as Kit Clayton, Kid 606 and Sutekh are present alongside West-coast left-field hip-hop/beat-heads Daedelus and Ammon Contact. From the UK, underground remixer to the stars Radio Slave, A/K/A Rekid (Kylie Minogue, Paul Macartney!), tech-disco artist Secondo (with a unique to this album acid mix), A.Greenman are featured alongside exclusive new music from Tim Exile. The album also features deep electronic left-field jazz remixes from pioneers Hu Vibrational and Chicago’s finest Telefon Tel Aviv. Most of the artists on this album not only have recorded earlier material for other labels, many in fact run their own labels. They include Kit Clayton who owns and runs Orthlorng Musork, KID 606 who runs Tigerbeat 6, Sutekh with Context, Secondo with Dreck, Hu Vibrational with Metamusic and so on. Between them they have recorded with labels as diverse as Force Inc, Moving Shadow, Hefty, Ninja, Planet Mu, Classic and many more. Microsolutions to Megaproblems and Soul Jazz Records have been cataloguing the expansion of this new type of electronic artist who remain in control of their music and are happy to defy traditional concepts moving in and out of musical styles whilst still remaining "electronic". This is the first CD/LP to be released on Microsolutions to Megaproblems.

    • Kit Clayton – Humbaba
    • Secondo – We Got It 303 (Live Edit)
    • Rekid – Tranzit
    • Ammoncontact – Bbq Plate (Telefon Tel Aviv Mix)
    • A. Greenman – Discoethique
    • Sutekh – Mouth Party
    • Ammoncontact – On Bellflower (Smyglyssna Mix)
    • Hu Vibrational – Sunkissed (Daedelus Mix)
    • Kid606 – Batmen
    • A. Greenman – Sunday Kind Of Love
    • Kit Clayton – Enkidu
    • Sutekh – Boulez Toes
    • Hu Vibrational – Friends And Gardens (Corker Conboy Mix)
    • Tim Exile – Body Ginger
    • Kid606 – Banana Peel
    Ibara : River CrossingOsunlade presentsSoul Jazz Records

    "Ibara: River Crossing" is the first compilation album to be released on Yoruba Records, the label jointly run by Osunlade -artist/producer/ordained-priest in the African religion of Ifa- and Soul Jazz Records. 

    The album is conceived and compiled by Osunlade for Yoruba Records/Soul Jazz Records. The new album features Deep House, African Funk, Nu Soul and Jazz, and Broken Beats from around the world. Featuring members of the Yoruba family of artists -KB, Nadirah Shakoor, Santos, Djinji Brown alongside similarly-like minded artists from around the world – Brasil, America, South Africa, Puerto Rico, Africa and more – this is a revelatory selection of new tracks all exclusively made for this album (including an exclusive new Osunlade track "Acrylic Venezuela"). The album showcases the wide sound of Yoruba – Deep, spiritually uplifting music. Many of the artists are well known with deep musical roots – from KB, a soul/R’nB superstar in South Africa to Djinji Brown, the son of spiritual jazz legend Marion Brown (who joins his son on this track) even down to the yoruba front-cover artwork being designed by Master at Work Louie Vega’s cousin! 

    As well as working with many of the artists featured on this album Osunlade continues to remix and produce for an ever increasing range of artists that include 4 Hero, Salif Keita, Ms Dynamite, Zero 7, Cearia Evora, Incognito, Roy Ayers, John Beltran and many more. Yoruba Records was launched by Osunlade as a means to promote many of his favourite artists and develop what he refer

    • Anne Wirz – Resolution
    • Kb – El Musica
    • Taino Leon – Caridad
    • Nadirah Shakoor – Simple Pleasures
    • Jimmie Abney – Is There Anybody Here
    • Djinji Brown feat. Marion Brown – Grits
    • Tempo Perdido – Theme From Juan
    • Osunlade – Acrylic Venezuela
    • Quetzal – Raimunda
    • Siji – Irinajo
    • P Nice – Fluorine?s Dance
    • Nomumbah – Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser
    • Santos feat. Victor Caldee – Ay Mama
    • Robert Strauss feat. Richie Henessy Chris Rouse – Level 52
    Travis BiggsChallengeUniversal Sound

    Following on from their recent New Thing album of Deep Jazz in USA (Sun Ra, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Alice Coltrane, Archie Shepp), Soul Jazz Records are re-issuing this lost classic album.

    Travis Biggs' "Challenge" is a boogie/jazz-funk/jazz lp originally recorded in Detroit in 1975.

    This one off-album initially came out on his own tiny T & C label with a pressing of 500 copies and was used by Travis as a demo.

    This is the second of 3 lost albums that Soul Jazz Records are re-issuing following on from first appearing on New Thing. As well as the track "Tibetan Serenity" (as featured on "New Thing" album), the album also includes super-rare versions of Stevie Wonder's "I Wish" and a cover of the Loft/Paradise Garage classic track, Steve Miller's "Fly Like An Eagle".

    • Travis Biggs – I Wish
    • Travis Biggs – Autumn Jewel
    • Travis Biggs – Fly Like An Eagle
    • Travis Biggs – Ven A. Bailar Conmigo
    • Travis Biggs – Solar Funk
    • Travis Biggs – The Do-Do Walk
    • Travis Biggs – Stone Country
    • Travis Biggs – Tibetan Serenity
    Studio One Disco Mix

    Studio One's music in the 1970s took the label to new heights. The new style of Disco Mix brought many areas of Reggae together ­ Roots, Lovers, Disco and Dub all came together in extended form, re-versioning classic hits, experimenting with new studio technology, over-dubbing, syn-drums and more producing what many fans describe as the most creative and innovative phase in the history of the legendary Studio One Records.

    This Studio One Disco Mix album includes many sought after classic tunes only ever released in very small quantities (on Studio One's very first 12" records as well as it's infamous Music Lab 10"s out of New York) and consequently many of these track s have been unavailable since their day of release. Studio One Disco Mix features many of the classic Studio One artists such as Alton Ellis, Sugar Minott, Jackie Mittoo and Willie Williams (with his classic re-versioning of his own "Armigideon Time") alongside less well artists such as Doreen Schaeffer, Judah Eskender Tafari and George Dudley and many more.

    • Lloyd & Devon – Push Push
    • Judah Eskender Tafari – Rastafari Tell You
    • Doreen Schaefer – Ain't Gonna Change My Mind
    • Dub Specialist – Kampala
    • George Allen – Be Wise Brethren
    • Jackie Mittoo – Night In Ethiopia
    • George Dudley – Gates Of Zion
    • The Silvertones – Come Forward
    • The Ethiopian – Muddy Water
    • Willie Williams & Brentford Disco Set – Armagideon Time
    • Willie Williams & Brentford Disco Set – Armagideon Time (version)
    • Norma White & Brentford Disco Set – I Want Your Love
    • Norma White & Brentford Disco Set – I Want Your Love (version)
    • Alton Ellis – You Make Me Happy
    • Suagr Minott – Love And Understanding
    • Winston Francis, Jackie Mittoo & Brentford Rockers – Going To Zion
    Studio One FunkSoul Jazz Records

    The album is a first for Studio One and Soul Jazz as it is compiled of mainly unreleased material from the vaults of Studio One. This CD shows how American Funk influenced Jamaican artists as heavily as Soul music had been an influence in the Rocksteady era and Rhythm and Blues in the Ska period.

    • Cedric Im Brooks – Shaft
    • Alton Ellis – African Descendents
    • Pablove Black – Poco Tempo
    • Lloyd Williams – Reggae Feet
    • Jackie MIttoo – Hang Em High
    • Cedric Im Brooks – Idleberg
    • Prince Francis – Beat Down Babylon
    • Lee Arab – Now
    • Soul Bros. – 007
    • Prince Moonie – See A Man's Face
    • Im And Sound Dimension – Love Jah
    • Leroy Sibbles – Do Your Thing
    • The Sharks – Music Answer
    • Underground Vegetables – Melting Pot
    • Devon Russell – You Found Heaven
    • Vin Gordon – Steady Beat
    • Alton Ellis – It's A Shame
    • Roy Richards – Another Thing
    • Delroy Wilson – Funky Broadway
    Studio One Classics

    Soul Jazz Records are releasing this latest Studio One compilation which features non-step 100% stone-cold classic Studio One killers! Spanning 40 years of the legendary label, this album is a fitting tribute to Clement "Sir Coxsone" Dodd and is a who's who of Jamaicaan Reggae

    • The Skatalites – El Pussycat Ska
    • Carlton & The Shoes – Love Me Forever
    • Sound Dimension – Rockfort Rock
    • Johnny Osbourne – Sing Jah Stylee
    • The Heptones – Pretty Looks Isn't All
    • Slim Smith – Rougher Yet
    • Lone Ranger – Automatic
    • Horace Andy – Fever
    • Prince Jazzbo – School
    • The Wailers – Simmer Down
    • Burning Spear – Rocking Time
    • Alton Ellis – I'm Just A Guy
    • Sugar Minott – Oh Mr Dc
    • Jennifer Lara – Consider Me
    • Don Drummond – Confucious
    • Michigan & Smiley – Rub A Dub Style
    • Sound Dimension – Full Up
    • Dennis Brown – No Man Is An Island
    BellSeven Types Of SixSoul Jazz Records

    This is the second album from Bell and is a mix of robotic funk electro, funked up twisted disco and classic 808 acid. Bell give us analog synthesizers and digital techniques to bring us robotic arcade-system electro. Deeply complex electronic material, deep basslines, superb production, ranging from unremittingly catchy to dark, creating truly a formidable electronic album. Bell are Dan Crouch and Adrian Stephens from London and supporters of Bell range from Andy Weatherall to Carl Craig.

    • Bell – File One
    • Bell – Rist IIA4
    • Bell – Rhythm Machine
    • Bell – Daylight Burn
    • Bell – Slide Out Wide
    • Bell – Winning Signal
    • Bell – Mode 3
    • Bell – Black Helicopters
    • Bell – Two Voices
    • Bell – N
    • Bell – Kathy
    • Bell – Mazar
    Hu VibrationalBeautiful: Boonghee Music 2Soul Jazz Records

    Soul Jazz are releasing this new album that mixes deep percussive Afro- Jazz with elements of Hip-Hop recorded in Los Angeles, California. The album features members of the West Coast left-field Hip-Hop/Electronica community such as Daedelus and Carlos Nino A/K/A Ammon Contact alongside Adam Rudolph and Hamid Drake. Adam Rudolph and Hamid Drake have between them played and recorded with Pharoah Sanders, Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, Jah Wobble, Don Cherry and many more. With previous releases on Scott Heren’s (Prefuse 73) Eastern developments label, Hu Vibrational’s deep spiritual music draws on the links between Jazz music and avant-garde Hip-Hop. Adam Rudolph co-founded the Mandingo Griot Society and has been working together for over recent years as musical partner to the great Yusef Lateef. He also runs the Go:Organic Orchestra a 22 piece percussion group. Carlos Nino A/K/A Ammon Contact has had releases on Soul Jazz Records, Eastern Development and Plug Research. As well as being an integral part of Hu Vibrational he has also produced Build An Ark who feature on the recent tribute to Sun Ra release alongside Theo Parrish, Recloose, Jimi Tenor, Alex Attias and more.

    • Hu Vibrational – Joyous
    • Hu Vibrational – Joyful Road
    • Hu Vibrational – We Walk
    • Hu Vibrational – Friends And Gardens (For Don Cherry)
    • Hu Vibrational – Feet On A Beautiful Planet
    • Hu Vibrational – Locomotion
    • Hu Vibrational – Path Of Peace (For Yusef Lateef)
    • Hu Vibrational – Walkabout It
    • Hu Vibrational – Copa Setic Interlude
    • Hu Vibrational – On The Now (For Big Black)
    • Hu Vibrational – In The House
    • Hu Vibrational – Sunkissed
    • Hu Vibrational – Return To Earth
    Studio One SkaStudio One SkaSoul Jazz Records
    Studio One Records and the seminal in-house band The Skatalites both created and defined Ska in the process making Jamaican music famous throughout the world. This compilation features classic vocal and instrumental tracks from The Skatalites, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Delroy Wilson alongside super-rare tracks from the likes of Ken Boothe, The Maytals, Jackie Mittoo, Tommy McCook and many more.
     
    “Ripping Ska compilation. The sound is tremendous as well thanks to Studio One recording techniques - already superior at the birth of Reggae - and Soul Jazz mastering. Nice mix of stomping Skatalites/Tommy McCook instrumentals and vocal tracks from many of the prime exponents of the genre. It's a superior Studio One Ska compilation what's not to like?” The Face
    • Jackie Mittoo – El Bang Bang
    • Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole – Arte Bella
    • The Wailers – (I'm Gonna) Put It On
    • The Skatalites – Addis Ababa
    • Roland Alphonso – President Kennedy
    • Joe Higgs – (I'm The) Song My Enemies Sing
    • The Skatalites – Beardsman Ska
    • Delroy Wilson – I Want Justice
    • Tommy McCook's Orchestra – Sampson
    • The Ethiopians – I'm Gonna Take Over Now
    • Tommy Mccook – Freedom Sounds
    • The Maytals – Marching On
    • The Skatalites – Exodus
    • Rolando Alphonso – Look Away Ska
    • Don Drummond – Don Cosmic
    • Rolando Alphonso – Scambalena
    • Andy & Joey – You're Wondering Now
    Studio One DJ'sSoul Jazz Records

    For this Studio One release we return to the roots of Reggae music-The Soundsystem. Throughout the late 1950s and 1960s Soundsystems played throughout the city of Kingston, Jamaica. As well as Sir Coxsone's Downbeat Soundsystem other famous Soundsystem operators included Duke Reid (the Trojan), Prince Buster, Tom the Great and King Edwards. 

    These Soundystems were the birthplace of much of Jamaica's musical culture ­ Soundclashes, Dancehall and the idea of the Toaster who sang over records- theDJ. As ever Clement "Sir Coxsone" Dodd led the field and so for this release the focus is on DJ's at Studio One and features legendary toasters such as Denis Alcapone, Dillinger and Prince Far I as well as a host of rare material by lesser known artists. Also included is Count Machuki ­ the original DJ- the first man ever to speak over the mic-at Sir Coxsone¹s Downbeat Sound System- from where it all began.

    As Steve Barrow (author of The Rough Guide to Reggae/Blood and Fire Records) writes in the sleevenotes, Jamaican deejay music is the source for all Rap music: From Count Machuki talking over records on Sir Coxsone's legendary Downbeat Sound System this style would eventually travel to America when the Jamaican-born Kool Herc began playing at Block parties (a version of the Kingston Soundsystem parties) in the Bronx. Cutting up rare-groove classics for the first B-Boys to rap over, Hip-Hop was born and theDJ music that had started on the early Soundsystems of Kingston would go on to conquer the world! 

    Studio One Records is the original Jamaican record label. Studio One Records started the career of hundreds of Jamaican artists from Bob Marley to The Skatalites, from Horace Andy to The Heptones. Studio One DJs (compiled by Mark Ainley) is the next in the series of releases where Soul Jazz Records are showcasing the music of Studio One, the label that literally defines Reggae. 

    • Count Machuki – More Scorcha
    • Prince Francis – Rock Fort Shock
    • Dennis Alcapone – Power Version
    • Dillinger – Natty Kung Fu
    • Jah Scotchie – Man Of Creation
    • Jim Brown – Seen Him
    • Jah Buzz – Love In The Arena
    • Prince Francis – Street Doctor
    • Lone Ranger – The Answer
    • Prince Jazzbo – Crime Don't Pay
    • Brigadier Jerry – Every Man A Me Brethren
    • Big Joe – Version Of Rights
    • Lone Ranger – The Big Match
    • Jah Jesco – Warning
    • Prince Far I – Natty Farmyard
    • Charlie Ace & Scorcher – Father And Dread Locks
    Studio One SoulSoul Jazz Records

    More classic Reggae from Jamaica's most important label ever .

    Studio One Soul tracks the link between American Funk and Soul and Jamaican Reggae at the legendary Studio One Records.

    Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, The Temptations, King Floyd, Booker T and The MGs - all these artists had a huge influence on Jamaican artists and this CD contains versions of songs by all of them. Featuring classic and rare Reggae Funk and Soul cuts from the Reggae giants alongside rarer cuts, Studio One Soul spans over 20 years of classic Reggae from the Rocksteady Funk through to the deep Roots music.


    Following on from Studio One Rockers, this second journey into the vaults of Studio One tells the story of the important link between American Funk and Soul and Jamaican Reggae. Ranging from music taken from the mid-1960s (and the arrival of Rocksteady) through to the beginning of the 1980s, Studio One Soul features versions of US Funk and Soul hits (many rarely heard before) from some of the many classic artists who recorded at Studio One. American Soul music has always been an important influence on Jamaican Reggae.

    The beginning of the Jamaican recording industry at the end of the 1950s started with Clement "Coxsone" Dodd (owner of Studio One) and a group of select in-house musicians (originally The Skatalites) recording their own version of American R'n'B. Playing on the off-beat this music became Ska. As American R'n'B progressed through Funk, Soul and Disco, Jamaican music was going through its own musical changes, from Rocksteady throught to Reggae and Roots music. The house-band at Studio One recorded on a daily basis behind all Studio One vocalists as well as recording instrumentally in its own right.

    Soul singers such as Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions (Queen Of The Minstrels) had a profound influence on Jamaican artists and many other US artists were constantly re-interpreted and re-worked. Artists such as Aretha Franklin (Respect), Charles Wright (Express Yourself), King Floyd (Groove Me), Otis Redding (How Strong) were all very popular in Jamaica in the 1960s. At the end of the 1960s Black Consciousness became an important part of American Soul music. At the same time many Jamaican artists were starting to look to their roots. Many artists would shortly become involved in Rastafarianism. The "conscious" lyrics of American Funk and Soul again struck a chord with Jamaican artists. "Message From A Blackman" (originally by The Temptations) and "Is It Because I'm Black" (Syl Johnson) are examples of this. Through the 1970s Soul/Disco artists such as Barry White ("Can't Get Enough" and "Deeper and Deeper") and The Detroit Spinners ("I'll Be Around") became the flavour of the day. This CD finishes with Willie William's interpretation of Ashford and Simpson's classic "Ain't No Stopping Us Now".

    "Compilation of the month" MOJO "Another essential purchase from Soul Jazz" SEVEN "Latest in Soul Jazz's indespensible compilations" I-D "Near perfect" JOCKEY SLUT

    • Leroy Sibbles – Express Yourself
    • Norma Fraser – Respect
    • Leroy Sibbles – Groove Me
    • Sound Dimension – Time Is Tight
    • The Heptones – Message From A Black Man
    • Otis Gayle – I'll Be Around
    • Jerry Jones – Still Water
    • Sound Dimension – Soulful Strut
    • Richard Ace – Can't Get Enough
    • The Eternals – Queen Of The Minstrels
    • Ken Parker – How Strong
    • Ken Boothe – Set Me Free
    • Senior Soul – Is It Because I'm Black
    • Jackie Mittoo – Deeper And Deeper
    • Willie Williams – No One Can Stop Us
    OchoNumero Tres

    The third of three albums by Ocho, one of the defining bands of the Latin New York Funk sound. Led by Chico Mendoza, Ocho have been featured heavily in Soul Jazz Records "Nu Yorica" series and these re-issues are the three definitive albums by the group. Along with other artists such as Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Joe Bataan and Tito Puente, Ocho mixed Latin, Funk and Jazz in equal measure. The music of Ocho has never been fully available in this country before and Soul Jazz Records are releasing them in their entirety for the first time. These releases come on CD and luxury vinyl. Ocho 1 includes "Coco May May" as featured on Nu Yorica. Ocho 2 includes "What are you Doing For The Rest Of Your Life" also featured on the "Nu Yorica" series. And Ocho 3 includes the Latin Funk classic "Hot Pants Road".

    • Ocho – Hot Pants Road
    • Ocho – Ritmo De Pollos
    OchoOcho 2Universal Sound

    The second of three albums by Ocho, one of the defining bands of the Latin New York Funk sound. Led by Chico Mendoza, Ocho have been featured heavily in Soul Jazz Records "Nu Yorica" series and these re-issues are the three definitive albums by the group. Along with other artists such as Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Joe Bataan and Tito Puente, Ocho mixed Latin, Funk and Jazz in equal measure. The music of Ocho has never been fully available in this country before and Soul Jazz Records are releasing them in their entirety for the first time. These releases come on CD and luxury vinyl. Ocho 1 includes "Coco May May" as featured on Nu Yorica. Ocho 2 includes "What are you Doing For The Rest Of Your Life" also featured on the "Nu Yorica" series. And Ocho 3 includes the Latin Funk classic "Hot Pants Road".

    • Ocho – Oye Mi Son Cha Cha Cha
    • Ocho – La Batanga
    BellNumbersSoul Jazz Records

    Amazingly sophisticated and incredibly naïve electro from UK duo Bell who are Dan Crouch and Adrian Stephens. After this debut in 2000 the group recorded a second album on Soul Jazz Records main label in 2003.

    • Bell – Potential Analogue Dependency
    • Bell – 500 Horses
    • Bell – Hotel November
    • Bell – New World Order
    • Bell – Circumstances Surrounding The Mysterious Death Of Harold Kenrick
    • Bell – Computer
    • Bell – King Monkey
    • Bell – Disco Belle
    • Bell – Dance To The Beat
    • Bell – S-Pulse