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    Country Soul Sisters Volume 2Women In Country Music 1956-79Soul Jazz Records

    Country Soul Sisters is a second guide to the great female country singers who helped define a musical genre as artists such as Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette attained staggering commercial success in the previously male-dominated musical world of country music.

    As well as extensive sleeve-notes the accompanying large outsize booklet also includes stunning photography from the Getty picture archive.  The album features a stunning line-up of classic female country artists – Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Bobbie Gentry, Kitty Wells, Wanda Jackson and many more.

    Female country artists fought hard for equal rights for women in their songs, their careers and their personal lives. Whilst groundbreaking artists such as Kitty Wells and Patsy Cline paved the way for female empowerment in the 1950s, it was in the 1960s that artists such as Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Jeannie C Riley and Tammy Wynette first achieved great commercial success – a moment in time coinciding with the rise of both the women’s liberation and the civil rights movements.

    At the same time these female artists also in many cases broke down musical barriers and consequently this album showcases some of country music’s many colours. From the Nashville Sound of Patsy Cline and the Appalachian roots and authenticity of Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette and Loretta Lynn through to the country soul of Diana Trask and Jody Miller, the rockabilly stylings of Wanda Jackson, the west coast pop and rock sound of Bobby Gentry, Linda Rondstadt and Cher, as well as the often maligned crossover modern soul of Barbara Mandrell.

    Here you will also find Kitty Wells - the first solo female career recording artist - singing her stunning version of Bob Dylan’s Forever Young, joined by an all star-group of Allman Brothers alumni, as well as African-American country singer Linda Martell’s incredible version of the Winston’s 60s soul classic Color Him Father. In fact the links between country and soul music feature throughout and also included are songs by Aretha Franklin, Luther Ingram and more.

    As well as the slipcase CD edition there is also a limited edition heavyweight double gatefold vinyl edition complete with full sleeve-notes and super-loud pressing.

    Reviews of Country Soul Sisters 1:

    “This superbly presented collection of songs by female pioneers in country music is a celebration of feminism.” The Times

    “Illuminating. Prior to any collective theoretical consensus of feminism these women were already doing it on their own terms.” The Guardian

    “A superb compendium of honky-tonk women” Q

    “An unsurprisingly excellent emission from the imperious Soul Jazz stable.” Clash

    • Jeannie C. Riley – Little Town Square
    • Linda Martell – Color Him Father
    • Dolly Parton – The Bargain Store
    • Diana Trask – Don't Let It Get Away
    • Wanda Jackson – My Baby Walked Right Out On Me
    • Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty – Working Girl
    • Cher – Chastity's Song
    • Dolly Parton – Jolene
    • Tammy Wynette – Baby Come Home
    • Vikki Carr – Living On A Prayer, a Hope and a Hand Me Down
    • Jody Miller – Don't Throw Your Love To The Wind
    • Jeannie C. Riley – The Rib
    • Bobbie Gentry – Okolona River Bottom Band
    • Joan Harris – Fact of Life
    • Linda Ronstadt – Baby You've Been On My Mind
    • Jody Miller – Natural Woman
    • Jean Shepard – I'm Alone
    • Barbara Mandrell – If Loving You Is Wrong
    • Lynn Anderson – Stay There Til I Get There
    • Kitty Wells – Forever Young
    • Jan Howard – Your Ole Handy Man
    • Patsy Cline – Come On In
    • Barbara Mandrell – I Never Said I Love You
    • Lynn Anderson – If I Can't Be Your Woman
    Country Soul SistersWomen In Country Music 1952 - 78Soul Jazz Records

    Country Soul Sisters charts the rise of female singers in country music from 1952 to 1978.

    As well as country legends Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Tanya Tucker and Tammy Wynette, Country Soul Sisters also features artists such as Bobbie Gentry, Nancy Sinatra - who also made country music but existed outside the traditional Nashville framework. Also highlighted are country soul music protagonists such as Jeannie C Riley, Diana Trask and Barbara Mandrell.

    Far from the traditional conservative image of country music this album features songs whose lyrics deal with female empowerment and subjects that include child prostitution, abortion, death and angels, workplace sexual exploitation, small town bigotry and more.

    It was not until Kitty Wells’ groundbreaking 1952 hit It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels that women were first taken seriously as country artists. Wells’ song was written in reply to a popular country hit (Hank Thompson’s The Wild Side of Life) whose lyrics expressed the dominant view that the only women who frequented bars were those of loose moral fibre. Wells’ musical reply - that in fact it was married men who acted as if they were single that caused good women to take the wrong path – revolutionised the position of women in country music.

    Forget outlaw country or alt. country, male dominance of country music meant that female country singers were the original outsiders – simply by nature of being themselves. What is so equally fascinating is how these artists managed to negotiate a space for themselves that was acceptable to the general male conservative hierarchies whilst at the same time remaining true to themselves as both artists and women for their largely female public.

    The album comes with extensive sleevenotes charting the rise of female artists in country music from early stars such as Patsy Cline and Kitty Wells up to the astute-minded superstar figures who came to dominate the industry in the late-1960s and 1970s – figures such as Dolly Parton, whose businesses and enterprises include the theme park Dollywood, a film production company as well as the philanthropic ‘Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library’ which has now distributed over 40 million free books to young children in USA, Canada and the UK.

    As well as the extensive sleevenotes, the accompanying large 68 page outsize book also includes artists interviews as well as stunning archive photography from the Getty picture archive.

    There is also a very limited edition heavyweight double gatefold vinyl edition (complete with full sleeve-notes) and super-loud pressing.

    Reviews:

    'This superbly presented collection of songs by female pioneers in country music from 1958 to 1978 is a celebration of feminism.' The Times

    Features:

    Read Guardian newspaper feature here.

    • Dolly Parton – Don't Let It Trouble Your Mind
    • Lynn Anderson – Fancy
    • Jeannie C. Riley – I've Done A Lot Of Living Since Then
    • Bobbie Gentry – Reunion
    • Tammy Wynette – Tonight My Baby's Coming Home
    • Jean Shepard – A Satisfied Mind
    • Nancy Sinatra – Get While The Gettin's Good
    • Tanya Tucker – California Cotton Fields
    • Sammi Smith – Saunders Ferry Lane
    • Connie Smith – If It Ain't Love
    • Jean Shepard – Two Whoops And A Holler
    • Billie Jo Spears – Mr. Walker, It's All Over
    • Patsy Cline – Ain't No Wheels On This Ship
    • Barbara Fairchild – Color My World
    • Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty – You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly
    • Jeannie C. Riley – Harper Valley PTA
    • Jody Miller – A Woman Left Lonely
    • Kitty Wells – Delta Dawn
    • Diana Trask – Show Me
    • Norma Jean – He's All I've Got
    • Bobbie Gentry – Ode To Billie Joe
    • Bonnie Guitar – Tender Words
    • Barbara Mandrell – Husband Stealer
    • Diana Trask – I'll Never Do You Wrong
    • Kitty Wells – It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
    • 1. Dolly Parton – Don't Let It Trouble Your Mind
    • 2. Lynn Anderson – Fancy
    • 3. Jeannie C. Riley – I've Done A Lot Of Living Since Then
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    Cover Art of Studio One RecordsDeluxe Hardback 12x12" 200 page BookSoul Jazz Books

    Available for limited period at special discount price!

    100% Absolutely essential! Super-deluxe 12x12" hardback 200 page plus, hundreds of classic Studio One sleeves including loads of killer rarities!

    Introduction by Steve Barrow.

    This is a seriously heavyweight guide to the great Studio One Records, Reggae's greatest ever record label. From the extensive introduction by Steve Barrow (Author of the Rough Guide to Reggae/Founder of Blood & Fire Records), through hundreds of full size classic sleeves to the clossing 'collector's section' featuring rare silkscreens, alternate sleeves and more, Cover Art of Studio One brings you the artwork from Sir Coxsone's greatest achievement.

    Features classic and rare sleeves from Horace Andy, The Skatalites, Jackie Mittoo, Ken Boothe, Alton Ellis, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Toots and The Maytals, Dillinger, Sugar Minott, Lone Ranger and many, many, many more. A goldmine of design, and a who's who of Reggae.

    Features on the book:

    The Quietus (A Guide to Soul Jazz and Studio One)

    The Independent

    BBC London - Robert Elms Radio Show (Steve Barrow and Stuart Baker talk about Studio One)

      Coxsone's MusicSoul Jazz Records

      Coxsone's Music is a stunning new 3-CD/two separate double LP (+ free download) collection featuring over two and half hours of early Jamaican proto-ska, rhythm and blues, jazz, rastafari and gospel music - charting the earliest recordings produced by Clement Dodd, in the years before he launched the mighty Studio One Records, brought together here for the first time ever. 

      Clement Dodd's Sir Coxsone The Downbeat Soundsystem ruled Kingston's dancehalls during this era and these recordings strongly reflect the influences of American rhythm and blues and jump jazz on Jamaican music fans. By the time the new record company formed in Brentford Road, Kingston in 1963, the young Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd had already managed to release an incredible wealth of recordings by the talented musicians and artists on the island of Jamaica and this collection reflects just that:

      Featuring Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Derrick Harriott, Owen Gray, Clancy Eccles, Count Ossie, Monty Alexander, The Blues Busters, Ernest Ranglin, Rico Rodriguez and many, many more all captured here in their formative early years. 

      Before Studio One, Clement Dodd released this music on a variety of his early record labels such as Worldisc, All Stars, Coxsone, D Darling (named after Coxsone's mother, who received a production credit on the label), Muzik City (named after Dodd's record store on East Queen's Street), Port O Jam, Supreme and Sensational. Sleevenotes to this collection are by Studio One authority Rob Chapman, author of the Never Grow Old and Downbeat Special books cataloguing the many recordings of the label.

      (Vinyl Double Record A is tracks 1-24, Vinyl Double Record B is tracks 25-46)

      • Don Drummond – Roll On Sweet Don
      • Derrick Harriott – Answer Me
      • Aubrey Adams – Do Du Wap
      • Busty & Cool – What A World
      • Roland Alphonso – Counter Punch
      • Owen & Millie – Do You Know
      • Workshop Musicians – Calypso Jazz
      • Don Drummond – Elevation Rock
      • The Blues Busters – There's Always Sunshine
      • Clue J and his Blues Blasters – Unkown Shuffle Blues
      • The Jiving Juniors – Darling Don't Leave Me
      • The Mellow Larks – Time To Pray
      • Owen Gray – Twisting My Baby
      • Cecil Loyd Quintet – What Is The Thing Called Love
      • Theo Beckford – That's Me
      • Simms & Robinson – White Christmas
      • Cecil Lloyd Quintet – Sometimes I'm Happy
      • Owen Gray – Best Twist
      • The Blues Busters – Tell Me Why
      • Don Drummond – Dew Drops
      • Clancy Eccles – River Jordan
      • Workshop Musicians – Serenade In Sound
      • Owen Gray – Young Lover
      • The City Slickers – Oceans 11
      • The Blues Busters – You Had It All Wrong
      • Clue J and his Blues Blasters – Salt Lane Shuffle
      • Lascelles Perkins – Real Gone Clown
      • Don Drummond – Reload
      • Clancy Eccles – Freedom
      • Clue J and his Blues Blasters – Pine Juice
      • The Jiving Juniors – Over The River
      • Don Drummond – Schooling The Duke
      • The Mellow Cats & Count Ossie – Rock A Man Soul
      • Monty & The Cyclones – Summertime
      • The Mellowlarks – No More Wedding
      • Roland Alphonso & Carol McLaughlin – Just Cool
      • Owen & Millie – Sugar Plum
      • Clue J and his Blues Blasters – Silky
      • Basil Gabbidon – Independent Blues
      • Don Drummond and The City Slickers – That Man Is Back
      • Simms & Robinson – Searching
      • The Shinners – Romantic Shuffle
      • Cecil Lloyd Quintet – Grooving With The Beat
      • Neville Esson – I Do
      • Workshop Musicians – Burnie's Tune
      • Owen & Millie – Sit and Cry
      Coxsone's Music 2 : The Sound Of Young JamaicaSoul Jazz Records

      Over 40 tracks!

      This is the second collection to bring together many of the visionary producer Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s early recordings made with Jamaica’s most exciting young artists and musicians who helped define the world of reggae music over the decades following Jamaican Independence.

      These recordings were made when Sir Coxsone ruled the dancehalls of Kingston in the late 1950s and early 1960s with his number one Downbeat Sound System, where songs were tested out on dub plates at a dance to see a crowd’s reaction - the most popular of which were then released commercially.

      Featuring early material by Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond, Tommy McCook (all of whom would form The Skatalites), Toots and The Maytals, young singers such as Bob Marley and The Wailers, Delroy Wilson, Owen Gray all captured in their formative days.

      The music here spans a wealth of styles – Jamaican rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, proto-ska, Rastafarian – all of which were drawn upon to create the future sounds of Jamaican reggae that Sir Coxsone and the artists featured would soon create at Studio One which opened its doors in 1963.

      This collection is released on heavyweight triple-vinyl plus download code, double CD with slipcase and digital download. Sleevenotes and text is by the author Noel Hawks.

      • Roland and his Alley Cats – Jerk Pork
      • Neville Esson – Lovers Jive
      • Monty & The Cyclones – Lazy Lou
      • Owen Gray – Get Drunk
      • Monty & The Cyclones – Dog It
      • Clancy Eccles – More Proof
      • Tommy McCook & The Skatalites – Exodus
      • Clue J and his Blues Blasters – Swanee River Rock
      • Delroy Wilson – Spit In The Sky
      • Roland Alphonso – Federal Special
      • Owen Gray – Grandma Grandpa
      • Don Drummond – Cuban Blockade
      • Theophilus Beckford With Clue J & His City Slickers – Little Lady
      • Tommy McCook – Away From You
      • Clancy Eccles With Hersan & His City Slickers – I Live And I Love
      • Roland Alphonso and His Alley Cats – Hully Gully Rock
      • Delroy Wilson – Lion Of Judah
      • Tommy McCook – Two For One
      • Toots & The Maytals – Sweet Sweet Jenny
      • Roland Alphonso – Grand National
      • Owen Gray With Hersan & His City Slickers – Sinners Weep and Mourn
      • Tommy McCook – Peanut Vendor
      • Toots & The Maytals – Shining Light
      • Lascelles Perkins with Clue J & His Blues Blasters  – Lonely Moments
      • Toots & The Maytals – Six and Seven Books Of Moses
      • Cecil Lloyd – It Happens
      • Bonny & Scully – Don't Do It
      • Don Drummond – Scrap Iron
      • Lascelles Perkins with Clue J & His Blues Blasters  – Creation
      • Tommy McCook – Don't Slam The Door
      • Winston & Bibbie and The Rhythm Aces – Joybells Of Independence
      • Roland Alphonso – Jack Ruby
      • Toots & The Maytals – Hallelujah
      • Bob Marley & The Wailers – Habits
      • Frank Anderson & Tommy McCook – Wheel and Turn
      • Busty & Cool – Kingston To Mo'Bay
      • Don Drummond – Mr Propman
      • Higgs & Wilson – Mighty Man
      • Tommy McCook and Roland Alphonso – Trotting In
      • Bunny & Skitter with Count Ossie and His Wareikas – Cool Breeze
      • The Mellow Larks – Light Of My Life
      Theon Cross / PokusCandace of Meroe / Pokus OneSoul Jazz Records

      This is a one-time only pressing of this 12" single and will be deleted on release. Two killer tracks that are not on the vinyl version of the Kaleidoscope album. Theon Cross's superb Candace of Meroe and Pokus' equally striking Pokus One

      • Theon Cross – Candace of Meroe
      • Pokus – Pokus One
      • Limited-edition one-off 12" single£12.99
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      Cuba: Original Album Cover Art of Cuban MusicCompiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Books

      "Must read Best Books of 2020" Financial Times

      Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Album Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90 ’ is a stunning new deluxe 250-page large format hardback book compiled and edited by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that features many 100s of stunning and unique Cuban record sleeve designs made since the Cuban Revolution led by Fidel Castro in 1959. These album covers have rarely been seen (nor heard) outside of Cuba and show a rich previously hidden history of both music and design.

      ‘Cuba: Music and Revolution’ is the first ever book about Cuban record sleeve design and has been five years in the making, made in full co-operation with the Cuban government. The record sleeve designs reflect both the rich cultural Latin musical legacy of Cuba, as well as the political and aesthetic influence of revolutionary Communism, which manifests itself both in the music created on the island and the artwork of the designs included here.

      Cuban music is the source of much Latin music in the 20th century. Salsa, the all-encompassing Latin music that came out of New York in the 1970s, and soon spread across Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and elsewhere, owes all of its success to the Cuban music on which it is fundamentally based.

      These record sleeves help document the dramatic change in Cuba’s identity from that of 1950s tourist paradise to socialist state. Following the Cuban Revolution in 1959, the United States imposed a trade embargo which exists to this day, and as a consequence the many 100s of Cuban records featured here have rarely been seen outside of Cuba.

      The book is edited and compiled by Gilles Peterson, BBC broadcaster, record label owner, DJ, record collector, founder of Worldwide FM and Stuart Baker, founder of Soul Jazz Records. Together they have edited two earlier critically-acclaimed music and design books ‘Freedom, Rhythm and Sound – Revolutionary Jazz Cover Art 1965-83’ and ‘Bossa Nova and The Rise of Brazilian Music in the 1960s’.

      In conjunction with the deluxe book, Soul Jazz Records will be releasing an album also compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker, charting the rise of Cuban music in the 1970s and featuring many of the artists who appear in this book.

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        Cult Of The 13th HourWickednessSoul Jazz Records

        Cult of the 13th Hour is the pseudonym of two of the biggest names in Dubstep at the moment. “Wickedness” first appeared on Soul Jazz Records’ “Box of Dub” alongside Digital Mystikz, Ramadanman, Skream, Cotti and more. This new mix and exclusive heavyweight dub version adds elements of 2-step, Reggae and Dancehall to the equation to give us one of the heaviest sounds around!

        • – Wickedness (Original)
        • – Wickedness (Version)
        DancehallPOSTERSoul Jazz Records

        Oh yes! 50 x 70cm KILLER poster!!

        Choose "Poster Freepost" if you want this poster sent with any other vinyl order item (LP/12" vinyl only) at NO extra postage charge (poster will be folded into six parts)

        Choose "Poster+Tube" if you want the poster rolled up and sent in a customised, protective tube (more expensive to cover postage)

        THIS ALSO means if you want more than one poster then you should only put 'Poster+Tube' for one of the posters and select 'Poster freepost' for any others as the rest will be free shipping.

          Dancehall (2017 edition)Soul Jazz Records

          Soul Jazz Records are releasing this new 10th anniversary 2017 edition of their classic album  ‘Dancehall – The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture’. This long-out-of-print collection is now available as a triple-vinyl edition and double CD pack.

          The album is a lightning-flash collection of all-time classic and definitive dancehall classics as well as a stellar selection of more obscure tracks. Featuring Yellowman, Tenor Saw, Sister Nancy, Ini Kamoze, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Michigan & Smiley, Super Cat, Cutty Ranks, Eek-A-Mouse, Gregory Isaacs and more, this album features non-stop floor-filling party tune rockers throughout!

          Dancehall is released to coincide with the new 2017 edition of the stunning 400+ photos deluxe coffee table book ‘Dancehall – The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture’, featuring Beth Lesser’s amazing Dancehall photography (also newly published by Soul Jazz Records). This book has become the definitive cultural reference book for Jamaican dancehall and features hundreds of killer photographs, extensive text and interviews with many of the artists.

          ‘A vibrant anthology of all that mattered: the sound systems, studios, producers, singers and deejays.’  The Guardian

          • Yellowman – Bam Bam
          • Tenor Saw – Pumpkin Belly
          • Reggie Stepper – Cu Oonuh
          • Chaka Demus and Pliers – Murder She Wrote
          • Pinchers – Agony
          • Michigan & Smiley – Diseases
          • Ini Kamoze – World A Music
          • Junior Murvin – Cool Out Son
          • General Echo – Arleen
          • Cornel Campbell – Boxing
          • Cutty Ranks – Chop Chop
          • Lone Ranger – M16
          • Super Cat – Trash and Ready
          • Gregory Isaacs – Soon Forward
          • Jacob Miller & Trinity – I'm Just A Dread / One Shot
          • Eek A Mouse – Wa Do Dem
          • Sister Nancy – Only Woman DJ With Degree
          • Trinity – Uptown Girl
          • General Echo – Track Shoes
          • Cornel Campbell – Mash You Down
          • Horace Ferguson – Sensi Addict
          • Clint Eastwood – Jump and Pawn
          Dancehall BookThe Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall CultureSoul Jazz Books

          New 10th anniversary edition on Soul Jazz Books/Soul Jazz Records of this now classic large format deluxe book - the definitive photography book and essential guide to Jamaican Dancehall in the 1980s featuring 100s and 100s of amazing photographs - all with accompanying text, interviews and biographies.

          'Dancehall' is an essential reference book for anyone interested in Reggae and captures a previously unseen era of musical culture, fashion and lifestyle in stunning, vibrant colour.

          Dancehall is a culture that encompasses music, fashion, drugs, guns, art, community, technology, and more. Born in the 1950s out of the neighbourhood soundsystems of Kingston, Dancehall grew to its height in the 1980s before a massive influx of drugs and guns made the scene too dangerous for many. Today Dancehall remains at the centre of Jamaican musical and cultural life. From its roots in Kingston in the 1950s to its heyday in the 1980s, Dancehall conquered the globe spreading to the USA, UK, Canada, Japan, Europe and beyond.

          In the early 1980s Jamaica was in the throws of political and gang violence - photographer Beth Lesser ventured where few other dared and this book is a never-before-seen record of the exciting, dangerous and vibrant world of Dancehall.

          Living in Jamaica in the late 70s and early 80s she photographed and documented a cultural explosion as producers, singers, DJs and soundsystems who all made a living out of the slums of Kingston. With unprecedented access to the incredibly vibrant music scene during this period, Beth Lesser’s photographs are a unique way into a previously hidden part of Jamaican culture.

          REVIEWS:

          “Lesser’s book is a vibrant anthology of all that mattered; the soundsystems, singers, producers, singers and deejays” THE GUARDIAN

          “This superb book of Beth Lesser’s photographs, supplemented by her emphatic text and wonderful candid interviews with many of the main players gives us a unique view straight to the heart of dancehall reggae.” Steve Barrow, author of THE ROUGH GUIDE TO REGGAE

          “This book features Dancehall and all its luminaries, with a back-drop of bass bins, heat-hazed colour and excellent knitwear, plus interviews, biographies and diversions into the music’s development.” MOJO

          "I love when I find a book that investigates a particular scene or sub-culture. Beth Lesser's Dancehall captures the Jamaican Dancehall culture of the 1980s with the same level of sincerity and curiosity that Brassai exhibited while capturing Paris nightlife in the 1930s. " THE SARTORIALIST

          "One of the Great Photo Books. Without a doubt one of the most important books published about the history of post independent Jamaican music." AMAZON


            Dawn Penn / Jackie MittooNo No No / Ghetto OrganSoul Jazz Records

            Studio One anthem!

            • Dawn Penn – No No No
            • Jackie Mittoo – Ghetto Organ
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            Delta Swamp RockSoul Jazz Records

            Monster double CD pack with a whopping 68-page book accompaniment / Two volumes of seriously heavyweight vinyl gatefold and 8page insert.

            Featuring The Allman Brothers, Dan Penn, Leon Russell, Tony Joe White, Johnny Cash, Bobbie Gentry, Big Star, Link Wray, Area Code 615 and loads more!

            Delta Swamp Rock is an interstate southern road-trip through the United States of America where country, rock and soul met at the crossroads - an exploration of the musical and cultural links between the cities of Memphis, Muscle Shoals and Nashville in the 1960s and 70s.

            At the start of the 1970s, a new type of music emerged out of the southern states of Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi and Florida. Southern rock, the creation of young blue-collar white Americans, blended rock, soul, country and blues music together to present a new vision of the south – a post-civil rights southern identity complete with a celebration of the regions natural landscape and its way of life.

            The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd epitomised the definitive southern rock groups – a mixture of blues-rock and country with a southern rebelliousness and attitude. Unfortunately both The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd were to be struck by tragedy, which would affect the movement’s rise and fall.

            The backstory to southern rock is the fact that a number of the people involved in its creation had been central to the production of southern soul music in the 1960s mainly in Memphis, Tennessee, and the small town of Muscle Shoals (population around 10,000) deep within the bible-belt, liquor-free, deeply segregated state of Alabama, creating 100s of R&B hits on an almost daily basis.

            Here in Muscle Shoals, with its proximity to Memphis and Nashville, an all-white group of in-house musicians, (famously referred to by Lynyrd Skynyrd in the song ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ as the ‘Swampers’), created countless classic soul records for the likes of Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Etta James, Clarence Carter and more during the 1960s. 

            This album charts the rise and fall of southern rock from its funky swamp roots in southern soul to its phenomenal success in the first-half of the 1970s, including its influence on Nashville’s ‘outlaw’ country and tracing it right back to the arrival of rock and roll in the 1950s - the first meeting of black and white American music at the crossroads.

            CD One/Volume one vinyl is tracks 1-13.

            CD Two/Volume two vinyl is 14-25

            REVIEWS:

            "An impeccable collection of Southern Rock" THE GUARDIAN (*****)

            "Soul Jazz Records compilations are always worthwhile because of the care and detail they put into these nuggets of musical archaeology. There is not a bad track on Delta Swamp Rock. Southern rock continued the tradition of racial integration through music, that began in Memphis with rock and roll, combining soul, gospel, country and rock to come up with something that was, frequently, groovy in the extreme."  THE TIMES

            "An ambitious document of the tension between conservative musical aesthetics and breakout rock ’n’ roll styles that characterised the early 1970s inheritance of blues, soul and Country in the post- psychedelic South." THE WIRE

            • Lynyrd Skynyrd – The seasons
            • Barefoot Jerry – Smokies
            • Joe South – Hush
            • Bobbie Gentry – Papa Won't You Let Me Go To Town
            • Area code 615 – Stone Fox chase
            • Duane And Greg Allman – God Rest His Soul
            • Cher – I Walk On Guilded Splinters
            • Cowboy – Please Be With Me
            • The Allman Brothers – Ain't Wasting No Time
            • Link Wray – Be What You Want to
            • Boz Scaggs – I'll Be Long Gone
            • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Comin' Home
            • Bobbie Gentry – Seasons Come, Seasons Go
            • Leon Russell – Out In The Woods
            • Tony Joe White – Polk Salad Annie
            • Barefoot Jerry – Come To Me Tonight
            • Duane And Greg Allman – Morning Dew
            • Dan Penn – If Love Was Money
            • Linda Ronstadt – I Won't Be Hangin' Round
            • Waylon Jennings – Big D
            • Big Star – Thirteen
            • Bobbie Gentry – Mississippi Delta
            • Travis Wammack – I Forgot To Remember To Forget
            • Johnny Cash – If I Were A Carpenter
            • Billy Vera – I'm Leaving Here Tomorrow, Mama
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            Delta Swamp Rock Volume 2More Sounds From The South 1968 - 75: At The Crossroads Of Rock, Country And SoulSoul Jazz Records

            New on Soul Jazz Records, the second volume of Delta Swamp Rock continues to journey into the heartland of the American south, exploring the musical links between country, rock and soul music in the 1960s and early 1970s.

             Southern rock rose up in the 1970s on the huge commercial success of southern-based groups The Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, Lynyrd Skynyrd and others. Like the twisted roots of rock and roll, southern rock put country, rock and black music into a melting pot to create a unique sound. This gave rise to a new identity for white southern working-class youth.

            The roots of this revolution were to be found in an obscure corner of Alabama, in the sleepy town of Muscle Shoals, where, in the previous decade, a group of white in-house studio musicians together with the greatest rhythm and blues vocalists of the day - Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Etta James and many others - away from the segregated environment found just outside the studio walls.

            Delta Swamp Rock 2 contains extensive sleeve-notes in an accompanying deluxe large outsize book housed in double-backed card case, which also includes stunning photographs and new interviews with a number of the featured artists (including Tony Joe White) .

            As well as the deluxe slipcase CD edition there is also a similarly deluxe limited edition heavyweight double gatefold vinyl edition complete with full sleeve-notes and super-loud pressing.

            • Area Code 615 – Ruby
            • Captain Beyond – Sufficiently Breathless
            • Bobbie Gentry – Touch 'Em With Love
            • Cowboy – Houston
            • Marshall Tucker Band – Fire On The Mountain
            • Cher – For What It's Worth
            • Bobby Lance – Somewhere In Between
            • Tony Joe White – Who's Making Love
            • Barefoot Jerry – The Minstrel Is Free At Last
            • Gregg Allman – Midnight Rider
            • Bobbie Gentry – Something In The Way He Moves
            • Area Code 615 – Devil Weed and Me
            • Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed – Tennessee Stud
            • Joe South – No Fence Around Me
            • Cowboy – Road Gravy Chase
            • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird
            • Grinderswitch – Let The South Wind Blow
            • Captain Beyond – Thousand Days Of Yesterdays
            • The Box Tops – Deep In Kentucky
            • Earl Scruggs – Lonesome and a Long Way From Home
            Deutsche Elektronische MusikSoul Jazz Records

            AVAILABLE AGAIN! Soul Jazz Records new 2018 edition of their long out of print classic first “Deutsche Elektronische Musik – Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1972-83” is ‘a near-definitive guide to some of the world’s most extraordinary music’ (The Guardian).


            Featuring a stunning line-up of groups including Cluster, Can, Faust, Popol Vuh, Neu!, Amon Düül, Harmonia, La Düsseldorf and Tangerine Dream as well as a host of lesser known groups such as Kollectiv, Ibliss, Between and many more. This new edition is fully re-mastered and features all the original artwork and tracks.


            The first seeds of German rock and experimental electronic music were planted in 1968, as students and workers in Paris, Prague, Mexico and throughout the world demonstrated against mainstream society, the war in Vietnam, imperialism and bourgeois values. The birth of a counter-culture, drug experimentation and social change expanded musical worlds. Germany experienced its own cultural revolution fuelled by these worldwide student and worker revolts and by a generation’s desire to rid itself of the guilt of war.


            German rock and experimental electronic music grew out of this worldwide counter-cultural revolution of 1968. The objectives were to create new music, ‘free’ from the past, many German youth turning their back on mainstream society. From the opening of the first collective/cooperative, Kommune 1, in Berlin, to the formation of the Baader-Meinhof terrorist group and the bombings, kidnappings and killings of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (RAF), young Germans sought out new values and a lifestyle outside of ‘the system’.


            These cooperative and communal experiences led to a number of new collective German bands forming such as Amon Düül, Faust, Can (all featured here) and others and these ideals drove this new movement. A music that gave seed out of the cultural ‘nothingness’ that young Germans felt as a consequence of Germany’s role in the Second World War. A generation who grew up stifled by the recent history of Nazi atrocities, the guilt of their parents’ generation and their disillusionment at the reintegration of old Nazis into mainstream society.



            Influenced equally by the electronic experimentalism of Stockhausen, the progressive rock of Pink Floyd and the black American jazz and soul music played at the occupying armed forces bases, young German artists seamlessly created out of this a new unique music with its own unique identity.


            Double CD pack with large 36-page outsize booklet encased in slipcase. The vinyl edition is made up of TWO separate volume heavyweight loud gatefold double albums (now + free download codes) featuring all sleevenotes and text.

            Double Vinyl Record A is tracks 1-13 (+ Download Code)

            Double Vinyl Record B is tracks 14 - 24 (+ Download Code)

            Digital download does not include track 3 and 23 which are physical only

            REVIEWS:

            ***** GUARDIAN REVIEW (John Savage)

            ***** GUARDIAN REVIEW (Dave Simpson)

            2x LP Record A/CD1:

            1. Can – A Spectacle
            2. Between – Devotion
            3. Harmonia – Dino
            4. Gila – This Morning
            5. Kollektiv – Rambo Zambo
            6. Michael Bundt – La Chasse Aux Microbes
            7. E.M.A.K. – Filmmuzik
            8. Popol Vuh – Morgengruss
            9. Conrad Schnitzler – Auf Dem Schwarzen Kanal
            10. La Düsseldorf – Rheinita
            11. Harmonia – Veterano
            12. Faust – It's A Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl
            13. Neu! – Hallo Gallo

            2x LP Record B/CD2:

            1. Cluster – Heisse Lippen
            2. Ibliss – High Life
            3. Moebius – Hasenheide
            4. Amon Düül II – Fly United
            5. Popol Vuh – Aguirre 1
            6. Ash Ra Tempel – Daydream
            7. Tangerine Dream – No Man's Land
            8. Amon Düül II – Wie Der Wind Am Ende Einer Strasse
            9. Roedelius – Geradewohl
            10. Can – I Want More
            11. Deuter – Soham

            • Can – Aspectacle
            • Between – Devotion
            • Harmonia – Dino
            • Gila – This Morning
            • Kollectiv – Rambo Zambo
            • Michael Bundt – La Chasse Aux Microbes
            • E.M.A.K – Filmmusik
            • Popol Vuh – Morgengruss
            • Conrad Schnitzler – Auf Dem Schwarzen Kanal
            • La Düsseldorf – Rheinita
            • Harmonia – Veterano
            • Faust – It's A Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl
            • Neu! – Hallo Gallo
            • Cluster – Heisse Lippen
            • Ibliss – Hi Life
            • Dieter Moebius – Hasenheide
            • Amon Duul II – Fly United
            • Popol Vuh – Aguirre 1
            • Ash Ra Tempel – Daydream
            • Tangerine Dream – No Man's Land
            • Amon Duul II – Wie Der Wind Am Ende Einer Strasse
            • Roedelius – Geradewohl
            • Can – I Want More
            • Deuter – Soham
            Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2Soul Jazz Records

            Soul Jazz Records’ new Deutsche Electronische Musik 2 is our second voyage into the world of German electronic music from the 1970s and early 1980s.


            This double CD pack/Two volumes of double vinyl (with over 2 ½ hours of amazing music!) features a stunning line-up of seminal German groups: Can, Faust, Popul Vuh, Neu, Cluster, Amon Duul II, La Dusseldorf, as well as a host of lesser known and more obscure groups and artists such as Agitation Free, Broselmachine, Niagara and many more!


            As well as the original pioneers, Deutsche Electronische Musik 2 also features many of the second wave of German electronic artists and groups from the late 70s and early 80s (DAF, Asmus Tietchens, Rolf Trostel) who successfully connected new wave, minimal synth and a European post-punk avant-gardism with the earlier more established Krautrock pioneers who began at the start of the 70s.


            The double CD pack comes in unique box-edition with large booklet and excellent extensive new sleevenotes (by David Stubbs, writer for Wire/THe Guardian and author of the definitive recent Krautrock book) as well as lots of exclusive photos.


            The vinyl edition comes as limited-edition two volumes of heavyweight vinyl, super-loud, gatefold sleeve double-albums featuring all sleevenotes and text.


            Double Vinyl Record A has tracks 1 to 15
            Double Vinyl Record B has tracks 16 to 27


            Deutsche Elektronische Musik:
            "A near-definitive guide to some of the world's most extraordinary music." ***** The Guardian

            • A.R. & Machines – Globus
            • Can – Halleluwah
            • Roedelius – Le Jardin
            • Michael Rother – Karussell
            • Michael Hoenig – Sun and Moon
            • Agitation Free – You Play for Us Today
            • DAF – Co Co Pino
            • Harald Grosskopf – Emphasis
            • Amon Duul II – A Morning Excuse
            • Conrad Schnitzler & Wolf Sequenza – Fata Morgana
            • Broselmaschine – Nossa Bova
            • Eno, Moebius and Roedelius – Base & Apex
            • Gila – In A Sacred Manner
            • Wolfgang Riechmann – Himmelblau
            • A.R. & Machines – Als Hatt Ich Das Alles Schon Mal Gesehen
            • Gila – Sundance Chant
            • Neu – Isi
            • Pyrolator – Danger Cruising
            • Sergius Golowin – Die Weisse Alm
            • You – Electric Day
            • Niagara – Gibli
            • Rolf Trostel – Der Prophet
            • Electric Sandwich – China
            • Asmus Tietchens – Zeebrugge
            • Faust – Krautrock
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            Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3Soul Jazz Records

            This latest instalment in Soul Jazz Records’ successful Deutsche Elektronische Musik series delves deeper into the German nation’s vaults to bring a fascinating new collection that again brings together a selection of classic German electronic and rock groups, including Neu!, Cluster, Popol Vuh, La Düsseldorf, Agitation Free, alongside a host of rare tracks by lesser known artists which includes Michael Bundt, Bröselmaschine, Dronsz, Achim Reichel and others.

            The music of Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 ranges from the introverted pastoralism of Hans Joachim Roedelius and Bröselmaschine, to the angular and futuristic electronic experimentations of Klauss Weiss, Pyrolator, Deuter, Michael Bundt and others, to the proto-punk of La Düsseldorf and the heavy space, progressive and cosmic rock of Missus Beastly, Niagara and Dyzan.

            The music on Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 was all recorded in the 1970s up to the early 1980s, at a time when forward-thinking German electronic and rock groups were searching for a new musical identity in order to separate themselves from both the cultural legacy of post-world war two Germany as well the ‘cultural imperialism’ of USA and UK rock. In this process German groups created some of the most unique and inspired music, the defining motorik beat alongside a host of ethno-musical influences from far afield – including Turkey, India, Brazil – as well as the musical and futurist possibilities of developments in electronics and technology itself.

            Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 is released as a heavyweight 3xLP, deluxe double CD pack and digital release. The new extensive sleevenotes are by David Stubbs, who is the author of the acclaimed book, ‘Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany’ (Faber & Faber).

            “A near-definitive guide to some of the world’s most extraordinary music’’ ***** The Guardian

            "There are many potential futures contained within this exemplary Soul Jazz compilation" The Quietus

            • Klaus Weiss – Wide Open Space Motion
            • A.R. & Machines – I'll Be Your Singer, You'll Be My Song
            • Deutsche Wertarbeit – Deutscher Wald
            • Dzyan – Khali
            • Missus Beastly – Geisha
            • Alex – Derulé
            • Agitation Free – In The Silence Of the Morning Sunrise
            • Georg Deuter – Pearls
            • Michael Bundt – The Brain Of Oskar Panizza
            • Popol Vuh – Ja, Deine Liebe Ist Sußer Als Wein
            • Novalis – Dronsz
            • Bröselmaschine – Schmetterling
            • Neu! – Neuschnee
            • Between – And The Waters Opened
            • La Düsseldorf – White Overalls
            • Klauss Weiss – Constellation
            • Achim Reichel – Tanz Der Vögel In Den Winden
            • Roedelius – Lustwandel
            • Pyrolator – Die Haut Der Frau
            • Cluster – Hollywood
            • Streetmark – Passage
            • Niagara – Rhythm Go
            • Michael Bundt – Neon
            • 1. Klaus Weiss – Wide Open Space Motion
            • 2. A.R. & Machines – I'll Be Your Singer, You'll Be My Song
            • 3. Deutsche Wertarbeit – Deutscher Wald
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            Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3BADGE

            It's the boom bip - It's like a badge and it says like Deutsche on it. And u can buy it.

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              Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3POSTERSoul Jazz Records

              Oh yes! 50 x 70cm KILLER poster!!

              Choose "Poster Freepost" if you want this poster sent with any other vinyl order item (LP/12" vinyl only) at NO extra postage charge (poster will be folded into six parts)

              Choose "Poster+Tube" if you want the poster rolled up and sent in a customised, protective tube (more expensive to cover postage)

              THIS ALSO means if you want more than one poster then you should only put 'Poster+Tube' for one of the posters and select 'Poster freepost' for any others as the rest will be free shipping.

                Deutsche Elektronische Musik 4Soul Jazz Records

                This is the new instalment of Soul Jazz Records’ ground-breaking Deutsche Elektronische Musik series, ‘A near-definitive guide to some of the world's most extraordinary music’ (The Guardian).

                This latest edition features many of the classic German electronic and Krautrock groups from the 1970s & 80s – including Can, Amon Duul II, Harmonia, Conrad Schnitzler, Agitiation Free, Roedelius – as well as a host of lesser known artists such as Dzyan, Klauss Weiss, Gruppe Between and many more.

                Deutsche Elektronische rarities unearthed on the album include Kalacakra (whose fan-base included the great Moondog!) and their superb ‘Nearby Shiras,’ taken from their super-rare spiritual/psychedelic private press concept album Crawling to Lhasa, from 1972.

                Deutsche Elektronische 4 includes a wealth of German electronic experimental artists – the seminal pioneering group Harmonia (Roedelius, Moebius and Michael Rother), avant-garde guru Conrad Schnitzler as well as lesser known synthetic artists such as Klauss Weiss, Deutsche Wertarbeit, E.M.A.K. (Electronische Musik Aus Koln), Gunter Schickert and others.

                Finally, the album also features an array of heavy and progressive German cosmic rock groups – Dzyan, Virus and the amazing Turkish/German tripped out sound of Alex’s ‘Patella Black’, recorded at Can’s Inner Space in 1973, produced by Holger Czukay and Jackie Liebezeit.

                Deutsche Elektronische 4 comes with extensive newly commissioned sleevenotes by David Stubbs, author of the seminal books ‘Future Days: Krautrock and the building of Modern Germany’, ‘Mars By 1980: The story of Electronic Music’, and ‘Krautrock: Cosmic Rock and its Legacy’.

                This album comes as a heavyweight triple vinyl edition with full colour inner sleeves, as well as a deluxe double CD edition with outsize booklet and slipcase. Both formats include full liner notes and extensive rare photography.

                • Alex – Patella Black
                • Klaus Weiss – Driving Sequences
                • Can – I'm So Green
                • Agitation Free – Laila, Part II
                • Deutsche Wertarbeit – Guten Abend, Leute
                • Amon Düül II – Wolf City
                • Michael Rother – Flammende Herzen
                • Klaus Weiss – Pink Sails
                • Virus – My Strand-Eyed Girl
                • Conrad Schnitzler – Ballet Statique
                • Kalacakra – Nearby Shiras
                • EMAK – Tanz In Den Himmel
                • Et Cetera – Mellodrama 2a
                • Between – Triumphzug Kaiser Maximilian I
                • Roedelius – Halmharfe
                • Dzyan – Dragonsong
                • Harmonia – Deluxe (Immer Wieder)
                • Günter Schickert – Suleika
                • Witthüser & Westrupp – Schöpfung (1. Mose 1)
                Digital MystikzMisty Winter / ConferenceSoul Jazz Records

                Limited-edition reissue of the first two classic Digital Mystikz tracks on Soul Jazz Records! This is the first of two 12’s from South London’s premier dub-step team originally released on Soul Jazz Records on the same day in 2006. This is a one-off re-pressing so if you haven’t got one, get it now! Otherwise known as Mala and Coki, Digital Mystikz hail from Norwood in South London. Their alternately militant and melodic releases on their own DMZ as well as Soul Jazz Records, Rephlex and many more put Digital Mystikz in a league of their own - as do their solo recordings as Mala and Coki for numerous labels and their legendary DMZ club-nights. They are the dons of Dubstep!

                • Digital Mystikz – Misty Winter
                • Digital Mystikz – Conference
                • 12"£4.99
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                Digital MystikzWalkin' With Jah / Earth A Run RedSoul Jazz Records

                Limited-edition reissue of the first two classic Digital Mystikz tracks on Soul Jazz Records! This is the first of two 12’s from South London’s premier dub-step team originally released on Soul Jazz Records on the same day in 2006. This is a one-off re-pressing so if you haven’t got one, get it now! Otherwise known as Mala and Coki, Digital Mystikz hail from Norwood in South London. Their alternately militant and melodic releases on their own DMZ as well as Soul Jazz Records, Rephlex and many more put Digital Mystikz in a league of their own - as do their solo recordings as Mala and Coki for numerous labels and their legendary DMZ club-nights. They are the dons of Dubstep! they have recently added high-profile sessions on Radio One (including Pete Tong, Mary Anne Hobbs and John Peel tribute event) as well as running their own bi-monthly Soundsystem night which has become a benchmark for the current dub-step scene.

                • Digital Mystikz – Walkin' With Jah
                • Digital Mystikz – Earth A Run Red
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                DiscoSoul Jazz Records

                Fantastic new album of disco, modern soul and boogie from 1978-82 on Soul Jazz Records.


                This album is released to coincide with the massive new 360-page deluxe hardback book Disco – An Encyclopedic Guide To The Cover Art of Disco featuring over 2,000 album cover designs as well as over 700 12” sleeves, including sections on roller disco, disco instruction albums and more. There are also interviews and introductions by Tom Moulton, Nicky Siano, Mel Cheren (West End Records), Ken Cayre (Salsoul), Marvin Schlachter (Prelude) and more. This book is compiled by Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt, text by Claes Widlund.


                This album here is an amazing collection of rare and independent tracks from Disco’s halcyon period – 1978 to 1982 – expertly compiled by Disco Patrick, who also compiled the new deluxe book. Blurring the musical lines between disco, modern soul and boogie this double album features many exclusive and hard to find records from the era.


                Included here are in-demand classics such as The Fantastic Aleems featuring Leroy Burgess, John Gibbs and the US Steel Orchestra, rare Patrick Adams and Peter Brown productions, Jessie G, The Easton Assassin (a 12” given out free at boxing matches!) and much more!
                The album comes as a double CD, two separate volumes of heavyweight double-album vinyl (with free download codes) and worldwide digital release.

                • The Fantastic Aleems featuring Calebur – Hooked On Your Love (John Morales Mix)
                • Superfunk – Superfunk
                • Jessie G – That's Hot
                • Jupiter Beyond – The River Drive
                • The Sunburst Band – The Easton Assassin
                • John Gibbs and the US Steel Orchestra – Trinidad (Special Disco Mix)
                • Sparkle – Disco Madness
                • Chain Reaction – Sweet Lady
                • Wayne Ford – Dance To The Beat Freakout
                • Sympho-State – You Know What I Like
                • The Fantastic Aleems featuring Corky Hodges – Movin' To The Beat
                • Something Extra – Sexy Lady
                • Stwange Poweple – Get Up
                • Chemistry – Skateboard
                • Cirt Gill and The Jam-A-Ditty Band – Turn This Disco Out
                • Sugar Bear Johnson – When Your Jones Come Down
                • Retta Young – My Man Is On His Way
                • The Imperials – Fast Freddie The Roller Disco King
                • Cordial – Wave
                • 1. The Fantastic Aleems featuring Calebur – Hooked On Your Love (John Morales Mix)
                • 2. Superfunk – Superfunk
                • 3. Jessie G – That's Hot
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                Disco 2Soul Jazz Records

                This is a second selection of independent disco records featuring rare and classic tracks originally released in the USA between the halcyon years of 1977 and 1985.


                This release features only the finest disco, modern soul and boogie and is compiled by Disco Patrick who put together for Soul Jazz Records the mighty 'Disco - An Encyclopedic Guide to the Cover Art of Disco Records' 400+ page deluxe book, as well as the first installment of 'Disco - A Fine Selection of Independent Disco, Modern Soul and Boogie.'


                This album is released as a double CD, as well as two separate volumes of double vinyl (plus free download codes) and a worldwide digital release.


                Rare, classic and in-demand tracks from the mighty vaults of labels such as New York's Salsoul and Miami's TK Records - which during the main disco era became the main competitors to the major established record industry - through to killer virtually unknown tracks released on tiny bespoke one-off labels, now impossible to find either in the history books or record shops of the world.


                All the music on this album has been sonically and digitally remastered with love and is presented complete with sleevenotes, original label artwork and full-length extended disco editions.

                • Stevo – Pay The Price
                • High Frequency – Summertime
                • Dunn Pearson Jr. – Groove On Down
                • Mad Dog Fire Department – Cosmic Funk
                • Needa – Rock-A-Freak
                • Cream De Coco – Disco Strut
                • Anita Maldonado – What Can I Do To Make You Dance
                • The Shades Of Love – Come Inside
                • Skip Jackson – Micro Wave Boogie
                • Jahneen – Everybody's Dancin'
                • Montego Joe – Freestyle
                • Timmy Thomas – Africano
                • Paper Doll – Get Down Boy
                • Jazz – I Feel Like Love
                • Paco & Flaco & Coco – He's Here
                • Ripple – Victorious
                • Universal Love – Moon Ride
                • Panache – Jam On
                • Otis Brown's Grade A – Strut On
                Disco: An Encyclopedic guide to the cover art of disco Presented by Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt Soul Jazz Books

                OUT NOW! New 400-page 12"x12" deluxe heavyweight book on Soul Jazz Records/Books.

                Foreword by Tom Moulton and Nicky Siano (The Gallery).

                Presented by Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt.

                Introduction and interviews by  Claes 'Discoguy' Widlund. 

                This large-format deluxe hardback book features the amazing artwork of thousands of disco record cover designs from the 1970s up to the mid-1980s.

                Together, the record cover designs gathered here create a unique visual history of disco culture. Featuring more than 2,000 album cover designs (including hundreds of full-size covers) as well as over 350 12-inch sleeves, this book is truly an encyclopedic document of disco music and the industry and culture attending it.

                In addition to the visual documents from the era, the book includes interviews with a number of important disco figures such as Mel Cheren (West End Records), Henry Stone (TK Records), Ken Cayre (Salsoul), Marvin Schlachter (Prelude) and others, as well as histories, biographies and discographies of all the major disco record companies, plus sections on roller disco sleeves, disco instruction albums, 12-inch sleeves and a scrapbook of disco ads.

                Among the many musicians featured here are Bohannon, James Brown, Jocelyn Brown, Cerrone, Dennis Coffey, Donna Summer, Chic, Fatback Band, Gino Soccio, Giorgio Moroder, Gloria Gaynor, Grace Jones, Isaac Hayes, Kool and the Gang, DC LaRue, Loleatta Holloway, MFSB, Ohio Players, Salsoul Orchestra and The Trammps.

                This is the latest volume in Soul Jazz's deluxe series of books featuring full-size reproductions of record cover art designs. It is presented by Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt, editors of the book Disco Patrick Presents: The Bootleg Guide to Disco Acetates, Funk, Rap and Disco Medleys.

                See Independent newspaper four-page feature/gallery here.