Browsing: Music

      You can save this selection to your shortcuts. Log in or create an account to use this feature.

    Polyphonic Voices Of GeorgiaThe Anchiskhati ChoirSoul Jazz Records

    The second release on our own World Audio Foundation sub-label features the deep sacred and spiritual vocal music from the Georgian Republic in Eastern Europe - at the border between Europe and Asia. Dating back to pre-Christian times, Georgian polyphonic chants are uniquely complex polyphonic melodies and comprise music sung for the Georgian Orthodox liturgical services. In 2001, Georgian polyphonic singing was proclaimed by Unesco as one of the Oral and Intangible Masterpieces of Humanity. The aim of this proclamation is to help sustain cultural diversity and human creativity in the face of the perceived effects of globalisation. The Anchiskhati Choir is the world’s leading exponent of Georgian polyphonic music. 

    Recorded in Tbilisi, the members of the choir are both celebrated musicians and ethno-musicologists performing the documenting the history of this unique music. The CD comes with accompanying text, postcards and poster as well as coming in a distinctive WAF CD casing!

    • – Alilo
    • – O, Holy God
    • – God Is The Lord
    • – St Nino's Collect-Hymn
    • – O Come, Let Us Worship
    • – The Angels In Heaven
    • – Alilo (ver.2)
    • – Alilo (ver.3)
    • – You Are A Vine
    • – Cross Your Worship
    • – That We May Raise
    • – A Mercy Of Peace
    • – O Come, Let Us Worship (Ver.2)
    • – Lord Forces, Be With Us
    • – Christ Is Risen From The Dead
    • – O Lord, Save Thy People
    • CD£12.00
      Out of stock
    • MP3 Release£7.99
      Out of stock
    Poor Boy RappersThe D.J. RapSoul Jazz Records

    NEW!!!! Bumpin' old school hip-hop BOMB!

    This is second of two KILLER LA private press low-rider original electro rap groovers from the early 80s rap group Poor Boy Rappers

    MASSIVE tune + seriously hip twisted electro instrumental courtesy of the great Rich Cason. BUMPIN!

    SUPER-RARE Originally released in Phoenix, Arizona 1982, new edition LOUD 12" on Soul Jazz Records.

    Limited edition, one-off pressing!!!


    • Poor Boy Rappers – The D.J. Rap
    • Poor Boy Rappers – The D.J. Rap (Instrumental)
    Poor Boy RappersLow Rider RapSoul Jazz Records

    NEW £1000+ KILLER LA low-rider electro rap groover.

    MASSIVE tune + seriously hip twisted electro instrumental courtesy of the great Rich Cason. BUMPIN!

    SUPER-RARE Originally released in Phoenix, Arizona 1982, new edition LOUD 12" on Soul Jazz Records.

    Limited edition, one-off pressing, ONLY AVAILABLE DIRECT FOR 2 MONTHS!

    This is one of two KILLER Poor Boy Rappers 12" - next one coming soon!

    • Poor Boy Rappers – Low Rider Rap
    • Poor Boy Rappers – Low Rider Rap (Instrumental)
    Baden PowellA Vontade (1964)Universal Sound

    Soul Jazz Records Original Brazil Classics:

    Brazilian guitarist and composer Baden Powell successfully radicalised and revolutionised Brazilian music when his album 'Baden Powell A Vontade' was first released in 1964.

    Powell and his songwriting partner, the celebrated Brazilian poet and diplomat Vinicius de Moraes launched with this album a new style known as Afro-Bossa, which connected Bossa Nova, Jazz and the heavyweight Afro-Brazilian rhythms of north-east Brazil to stunning effect.

    After succeeding in launching the bossa nova movement with his fellow composer Tom Jobim and singer Joao Gilberto, the poet and diplomat, Vinicius de Moraes, this time in partnership with the genius young guitarist Powell, looked deep into Afro-Brazilian culture for his inspiration.

    This resulted in a set of classic new songs such as Berimbau, Candomblé and Consoloçao all of which featured on the album Baden Powell a Vontade for the first time.

    These songs became standards in Brazilian music almost overnight (and remain so today) having been covered by everyone from Elis Regina, Edu Lobo, Nara Leao, Sergio Mendes and many 100s more.

    This album was the debut Baden Powell release on the super cool Elenco Records, an independent label in Rio de Janeiro set by Aloysio de Oliveira,  that was at the forefront of the Bossa Nova scene throughout the early 1960s. Elenco Records released many stunning albums by Powell, Sergio Mendes, Tom Jobim, Nara Leao, Vinicius de Moraes and other legends of Brazilian music.

    Baden Powell A Vontade features the iconic, stark and stunning artwork of the designer Cesar G Villesa, whose classic minimal black, white and red designs helped define the style of Bossa Nova throughout the world and for generations to come.

    This is a bespoke high quality box-edition hardback-cased card CD edition of this seminal album with exact-reproduction artwork from the original album.

    There is also a very collectable limited edition (1000 worldwide), exact-repro vinyl edition with a hardback American-pressed heavy card sleeve and also a heavyweight 180 gm vinyl pressing.

    • – Garota De Ipanema
    • – Berimbau
    • – O Astronauta
    • – Consolacao
    • – Sorongaio
    • – Samba Do Aviao
    • – Saudades Da Bahia
    • – Candomble
    • – Conversa De Poeta
    • – Samba Triste
    • New LP (180g)£17.99
      Out of stock
    • CD£11.99
      Out of stock
    • MP3 Release£7.99
      Out of stock
    PUNK 45 : Chaos In The City Of Angels and DevilsSoul Jazz Records

    Chaos in the City of Angels and Devils’ is the new instalment of Soul Jazz Records’ Punk 45 series featuring an array of first generation Los Angeles punk bands including X, The Germs, The Zeros, The Urinals, The Weirdos through to second generation hardcore groups like The Circle Jerks, Adolescents and T.S.O.L.

    Unlike the other major cities of New York and London, Punk in Los Angeles was pretty much ignored by the major record industry. As bands sprang up, Los Angeles punk gave rise to a wide range of its own DIY independent records with labels like Dangerhouse, Bomp!, What? And Upsetter documenting the nascent emerging scene.

    Original Los Angeles punk came in two distinct phases. The first punk groups (c.77-79) all centred around The Masque club in Hollywood, and the birth of the first ever hardcore groups who emerged in the surrounding Los Angeles suburb and beach areas (c.1979-81), mixing punk, skate and surfer ideologies. This album includes music from both periods.

    Chaos in the City of Angels and Devils’ documents this in detail. The 64-page outsize CD booklet features extensive notes, exclusive photography from celebrated original photographers Jenny Lens, Melanie Nissen (Slash magazine) and Edward Colver, original cover art as well as interviews and features on bands and labels (including The Urinals, Flesh Eaters, Dangerhouse, Posh Boy, Frontier, Upsetter and more!).

    The deluxe double vinyl comes in gatefold sleeve, inner sleeves, insert + free download (+ full sleevenotes and photography). This is the sixth Punk 45 release on Soul Jazz Records and follows on from the earlier releases covering punk from Cleveland, Akron, UK, USA and proto-punk, as well as the book Punk 45 – Cover Art of Punk written in collaboration with Jon Savage.

    • The Middle Class – Out Of Vogue
    • X – We're Desperate
    • The Flesh Eaters – Disintegration Nation
    • The Weirdos – A Life Of Crime
    • The Urinals – I'm White and Middle Class
    • Iggy & The Stooges – I Got A Right
    • The Germs – Forming
    • Agent Orange – Bloodstains
    • Black Randy & The Metrosquad – Trouble At The Cup
    • The Urinals – Ack Ack Ack Ack
    • The Zeros – Don't Push Me Around
    • The Randoms – ABCD
    • Circle Jerks – What's Your Problem
    • The Bags – Survive
    • The Adolescents – Amoeba
    • The Dils – Class War
    • The Deadbeats – Brainless
    • The Simpletones – I Like Drugs
    • T.S.O.L. – World War 3
    • Eyes – TAQN
    • The Hollywood Squares – Hollywood Square
    • The Deadbeats – Final Ride
    PUNK 45 The Bizarros/Rubber City RebelsRubber City Rebels/White Screen Movies

    Seminal punk from Akron, Ohio. Two KILLER tracks of early raw punk from the rubber city packaged in miniature 7" replica of the Bizarros/Rubber City Rebels original shared release. Awesome and heavy!


    • – Rubber City Rebels
    • – White Screen Movies
    PUNK 45 The ScabsAmory Building E.P. (1979)

    Superb independent UK DIY punk from 1979 - unbelievably hard to find an original copy.

    Crazy fold-out sleeve bespoke exact replica DIY PUNK 45!

    • – Amory Building
    • – Leave Me Alone
    • – Don't Just Sit There
    • – U.R.E.
    PUNK 45: Burn Rubber City Burn!Soul Jazz Records

    Soul Jazz Records' new 'Punk 45' album Burn, Rubber City Burn charts the rise of the music scene in the mid-west city of Akron, Ohio at a time when the city and the rubber industry it was associated with was in deep decline.
    Featuring a fantastic collection of Akron groups including Devo, The Bizarros, Rubber City Rebels, Jane Aire, Chi-Pig, The Waitresses and more.
    The album comes complete with extensive text as well as exclusive photos and original record artwork. CD comes with large booklet and thick slipcase. Vinyl edition is on deluxe gatefold double-vinyl with free download code.
    The album follows on from Soul Jazz Records' earlier Punk 45 albums about USA and British punk (Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself! and There Is No Such Thing As Society) as well as the cover art book Punk 45.
    Burn, Rubber City Burn, coincides with the release of as a second album about Ohio’s early punk scene, Extermination Nights in the Sixth City – featuring the music scene of nearby Cleveland.
    REVIEWS:
     “Soul Jazz Records’ story of American punk opens up a whole 1970s history that is still underexposed.” The Guardian
    Read PITCHFORK piece on the album here.
    Read Quietus feature here

    • The Bizarros – I Bizarro
    • The Waitresses – The Comb
    • Hammer Damage – Laugh
    • Devo – Mechanical Man
    • Tin Huey – Squirm You Worm
    • The Bizarros – Lady Doubonette
    • Chi-Pig – Ring Around The Collar
    • Devo – Auto Modown
    • Rubber City Rebels – Kidnapped
    • Denis DeFrange and Mark Frazier – The Manikin Shuffle
    • Jane Aire and The Belvederes – When I Was Young
    • Tin Huey – Puppet Wipes
    • Chi-Pig – Apu Api
    • The Bizarros – Nova
    • Rubber City Rebels – Such A Fool
    • Denis DeFrange – Sector Wars
    • Ralph Carney – Closet Bears
    • 15 60 75 Numbers Band – Narrow Road
    PUNK 45: Extermination Nights In The Sixth CitySoul Jazz Records

    Soul Jazz Records' new 'Punk 45' album charts the rise of underground punk in the mid-west city of Cleveland, Ohio, which for many people is the true birthplace of punk music in the mid-1970s.
    Featuring a fantastic collection of punk 45 singles from Cleveland groups including Pere Ubu, electric eels, The Pagans, Rockets From The Tomb, Mirrors, X–X and more.
    The album comes complete with extensive text written by Jon Savage as well as exclusive photos and original record artwork. CD comes with large booklet and thick slipcase. Vinyl edition is on deluxe gatefold double-vinyl complete with with free download code.
    The album follows on from Soul Jazz Records' earlier Punk 45 albums about USA and British punk (Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself! and There Is No Such Thing As Society), pre-punk (Sick On You! One Way Spit!) as well as the deluxe cover art book Punk 45.
    Extermination Nights in the Sixth City coincides with the release of as a second album about Ohio’s early punk scene, Burn, Rubber City, Burn – featuring the music scene of nearby Akron.
    REVIEWS:
    “Soul Jazz Records’ story of American punk opens up a whole 1970s history that is still underexposed.”  The Guardian
    Read PITCHFORK piece on the album here.
    Read Quietus feature here

    • The Pagans – Street Where Nobody Lives
    • Jazz Destroyers – Love Meant To Die
    • Pere Ubu – Final Solution
    • The Broncs – Tele-K-Killing
    • electric eels – Splittery Splat
    • The Pagans – Dead End America
    • X-X – Approaching The Minimal With Spray Guns
    • The Defnics – 51%
    • Pere Ubu – Heart Of Darkness
    • The Human Switchboard – No !
    • X-X – A
    • Pressler Morgan – You're Gonna Watch Me
    • The Pagans – I Juvenile
    • Poli Styrene Jazz Band – Drano In Your Veins
    • The Mirrors – Hands In My Pockets
    • electric eels – Bunnies
    • Styrene Money – Everything Near Me
    • Rocket From The Tombs – Life Stinks
    Punk 45: Kill the Hippies! Kill Yourself! The American Nation Destroys Its YoungSoul Jazz Records

    Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 album charts the rise of underground punk across the United States of America in the years 1973-1980. The album coincides with the release of Soul Jazz Records’ massive new deluxe 400-page Punk 45s cover art book edited and compiled by Jon Savage (author of the seminal book on punk, England’s Dreaming) and Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records).

    Watch Guardian newspaper video review here.

    Read Guardian newspaper 2 page album feature here.

    Read Quietus feature here.

    The Punk 45 album features a collection of seminal, classic, obscure and rare punk and proto-punk 45 singles from the likes of Pere Ubu, The Zeros, The Randoms, Electric Eels, The Pagans, The Deadbeats, The Lewd and many more - a  lightning rod journey across the states of America - Cleveland, Detroit, Los Angeles, Akron, New Orleans, Philadelphia – tracing the rise of punk music in these various towns and cities. The album comes complete with extensive text, biographies on each of the bands, exclusive photos and original record artwork.

    The album is released on CD with outsize large booklet and thick slipcase and is also available as a limited-edition super-loud, super-heavy double gatefold-sleeve vinyl editions with full sleevenotes. This is also the first release that Soul Jazz Records are making available as a worldwide digital release.

    Punk 45: Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself! The American Nation Destroys Its Young - Underground Punk in the United States 1973-80 is the first in Soul Jazz Records’ Punk 45 series of album releases coinciding with the new book and will be followed at the start of next year by Punk 45 Vol. 2 Underground Punk in the UK.

    REVIEWS:

    "Soul Jazz's excellent compilation, Punk 45,  …intelligently compiled and beautifully annotated..."  Alexis Petrides, The Guardian

    *****  Mojo

     “rarities and underground gems” Le Monde, France

    “remarkable”  Les Inrocks, France

    “pure energy” l’Express, France

    “A project very much in the tradition of this label: twenty-one crackers… a fat high-gloss booklet with educationally valuable liner notes and many beautiful pictures... Very poignant, very good.”  SKUG, Austria

    “…whoever is in search of an introduction to the US punk scene… should get ready for their exams now with this CD and its very comprehensive booklet.” Ox Magazine, Germany 

    "nothing less than a historical chronicle…opulent" WDR 5, Germany 





    • The Urinals – I'm A Bug
    • The Normals – Almost Ready
    • The Hollywood Squares – Hillside Strangler
    • electric eels – Agitated
    • Pere Ubu – The Modern Dance
    • The Randoms – Let's Get Rid Of New York
    • The Bizarros – Ice Age
    • The Zeros – Wild Weekend
    • Tuxedomoon – Joeboy The Electronic Ghost
    • X Blank X – You're Full Of Shit
    • Flamin' Groovies – Dog Meat
    • The Deadbeats – Kill The Hippies
    • Theoretical Girls – U.S. Millie
    • The Skunks – Earthquake Shake
    • Knots – Action
    • Crash Course In Science – Cakes In The Home
    • The Pagans – Not Now No Way
    • Pastiche – Flash Of The Moment
    • The Lewd – Kill Yourself
    • Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers – Chinese Rocks
    • The Controllers – Neutron Bomb
    • 2×LP£23.00
      Out of stock
    • CD£12.00
      Out of stock
    • MP3 Release£7.99
      In stockAdd to Bag
    PUNK 45: Les Punks - The French ConnectionSoul Jazz Records

    Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 release documents the first radical underground punk bands to come out of France including Metal Urbain (the first group ever to be signed to Rough Trade Records), Marie et Les Garçons, Asphalt Jungle, through to the earliest experimental cold wave/minimal wave electronic groups such as Kas Product, Charles de Goal and A3 Dans le WC who emerged at the start of the 1980s.

    The accompanying large 44-page outsize booklet shows how punk in France emerged out of the country’s history of rebellion and revolution (from Serge Gainsbourg to the Paris ‘68 riots) as well as a love for American punk and proto bands like The New York Dolls and The Stooges, and was kick-started by witnessing the first UK punk bands (including the Sex Pistols who played in Paris in Sep 1976).

    It also explains how French revolutionary, artistic and intellectual ideas influenced the birth of punk in both New York (Dadaism and Surrealism, Rimbaud and Voltaire) and in Britain (Situationism), how Paris based art collective Bazooka influenced the work of Jamie Reid and The Sex Pistols, and more besides. 

    The booklet features extensive text, exclusive photography as well as interviews with key French figures in the movement including Marc Zermati (Skydog Records), Patrick Eudeline (Asphalt Jungle), Michel Esteban (Ze Records) and Eric Debris (Metal Urbain).

    Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 album comes as a heavyweight double vinyl LP with gatefold sleeve, inserts, full sleeve notes + download code and also as a deluxe CD pack + 50-page outsize booklet and as a digital album.

    This is the latest in Soul Jazz Records’ Punk 45 series which documents punk around the world, following on from earlier releases Punk 45: Kill The Hippies (USA punk), Punk 45: There Is No Such Thing As Society (UK punk and post-punk), Punk 45: Sick on You (proto-punk), Punk 45: Burn, Rubber City Punk (Akron), Punk 45: Extermination Nights in The Sixth City (Cleveland) and Punk 45: Chaos in the City of Angels and Devils (Los Angeles) as well as the book Punk 45: Singles Cover Art of Punk with Jon Savage

    REVIEWS

    Read PITCHFORK article here

    • Marie et Les Garçons – Rien A Dire
    • Metal Boys – Sweet Marylin
    • Fantomes – I Wanna Be Your Dog
    • Gazoline – Sally
    • A3 Dans Les WC – Photo Couleur
    • Asphalt Jungle – Planté Comme Un Privé
    • Warm Gun – Broken Windows
    • Metal Urbain – Paris Maquis
    • Electric Callas – Kill Me Two Times
    • KaS Product – Mind
    • 84 Flesh – Salted City
    • Les Olivensteins – Euthanasie
    • Angel Face – Wolf City Blues
    • Guilty Razors – Hurts and Noises
    • Dogs – Here Comes My Baby
    • Charles De Goal – Dans Le Labyrinthe
    • Guilty Razors – I Don't Wanna Be A Rich
    • Marie et Les Garçons – A Bout De Souffle
    • Calcinator – Électrifié
    Punk 45: Sick on You ! One Way Spit !Soul Jazz Records

    This new Punk 45 album is a collection of tracks of twisted, raw and energized proto-punk music from the early 1970s, ahead-of-its-time music which led the way for the birth of punk in the second-half of the 1970s.

    This new album is compiled and has extensive sleeve-notes by Jon Savage.

    Punk 45: Sick on You! One Way Spit! After the Love & Before the Revolution: Proto-Punk 1969-77 is the third volume in this series, following on from the two earlier albums as well as the massive 400-page Punk 45s cover art book published last year.

    While the first in the series, Punk 45: Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself!, focused on the rise of underground punk in America, and the second album, Punk 45: There is No Such Thing as Society did the same for punk and post-punk in Britain, this album draws upon some of the stripped-down hard garage and post-glam sounds of mainly obscure bands that existed in the early 1970s - that were to prove the template for the forthcoming punk movement.

    This is a unique and fascinating collection of proto-punk tracks from across the USA - Cleveland’s Electric Eels, San Francisco’s Crime, Los Angeles’ Zolar X, Baltimore’s George Brigman and more – as well as from the UK –  with Joe Strummer’s pre-Clash 101ers, the speed- induced r’n’b of the Count Bishops and others also included.

    As usual the album comes complete with text, biographies on each of the bands, exclusive photos and original record artwork.

    The album is released on CD with outsize large booklet and thick slipcase and limited-edition super-loud, super-heavy double vinyl edition complete with full sleeve-notes and free download code. These Punk 45 releases are also the first that Soul Jazz Records are making available as worldwide digital releases.

    'Top 50 best reissues of 2014" Rolling Stone magazine

    • Debris – One Way Spit
    • George Brigman – Jungle Rot
    • Death – Politicians In My Eyes
    • The Hammersmith Gorillas – You Really Got Me
    • Crime – Hot Wire My Heart
    • Mirrors – She Smiled Wild
    • The Hollywood Brats – Sick On You
    • Pastiche – Derelict Boulevard
    • Cabaret Voltaire – Makes Your Mouth Go Funny
    • Jack Ruby – Hit & Run
    • Victoria Vein and The Thunderpunks – Rear Guard Action
    • Electric Eels – Cyclotron
    • The Count Bishops – Ain't Got You
    • Rob Jo Star Band – Acid Revolution
    • The 101ers – Keys To Your Heart
    • The Killer Kane Band – Mr Cool
    • Simply Saucer – Here Come The Cyborgs Part 2
    • Zolar X – Space Age Love
    • Hector – Wired Up
    • Stavely Makepeace – I Wanna Love You Like A Mad Dog
    • Radio Pete – Just A Patsy
    Punk 45: The Singles Cover Art of Punk 1976-80Edited by Jon Savage and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Books

    Soul Jazz Records’ massive deluxe 400-page Punk 45s cover art book edited and compiled by Jon Savage (author of the seminal book on punk, England’s Dreaming) and Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records).

    The book includes introduction and text by Jon Savage, numerous interviews, features and articles from the likes of Richard Hell, Seymour Stein (Sire Records), Geoff Travis (Rough Trade), Peter Saville (Factory), Martin Mills (Beggars Banquet), Dave Robinson (Stiff Records), Richard H Kirk (Cabaret Voltaire), Martin Moscrop (A Certain Ratio) as well as exhaustive biographies, band line-ups and more to create an in-depth study of punk during its formative years.

    This book features the original full-size singles cover art of hundreds of punk groups - everyone from the pre-punk roots of The Stooges, MC5 and New York Dolls on to punk's birth in New York (Ramones, Talking Heads, Voidoids, Dead Boys) and London (Pistols, Clash, Buzzcocks) and then its rapid growth around the world. Included are hundreds and hundreds of rare, classic and stunning sleeves that collected together for the first time chart the rise of punk between the years 1976-1980.

      Punk 45: There Is No Such Thing As SocietySoul Jazz Records

      Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 album charts the rise of underground punk and post-punk in the UK from 1977-81.
      Punk 45: There is No Such Thing As Society. Get A Job, Get A Car, Get A Bed, Get Drunk! Underground Punk in the UK 1977-81 is the second volume in this series, released following on from Soul Jazz Records’ recent massive deluxe 400-page Punk 45s cover art book edited and compiled by Jon Savage (author of the seminal book on punk, England’s Dreaming) and Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records).
      While the first album in this series, Punk 45: Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself!, focused on underground punk in America, this album charts the rise of punk and post-punk in Britain in the years 1977-81.
      This new Punk 45 album features a collection of seminal, classic, obscure and rare punk and post-punk singles from the likes of The Art Attacks, The Mekons, TV Personalities, Swell Maps, and many more – charting the rise of independent music and Do It Yourself culture that exploded in Britain in the wake of punk.
      The album comes complete with text, biographies on each of the bands, exclusive photos and original record artwork.
      The album is released on CD with outsize large booklet and thick slipcase and is also available as a limited-edition super-loud, super-heavy double gatefold-sleeve vinyl edition complete with full sleeve-notes.
      Vinyl comes with free download code.
      Also available as worldwide digital release.
      Review:
      "Famous punk bands such as The Sex Pistols and The Clash grabbed headlines as they captured the spirit of discontent in mid-Seventies Britain. Meanwhile they inspired thousands of teenagers to learn the very rudiments of music, shout about one thing or another and, if they got their act together, record a single or two before disintegrating. Punk 45: There Is No Such Thing As Society proves what diamonds in the rough those singles so often were."
      THE TIMES ****
      MORE REVIEWS:
      "wide and smart collection of the fascinating scene ...  A companion piece to a substantial and enlightening first volume" Sydney Morning Herald

      ******** "witty, wonky compilation" Uncut

      “rarities and underground gems” Le Monde, France

      “pure energy” l’Express, France

      “This compilation is yet again a wonderful collection of the cultishly revered...” Neue Züricher Zeitung, Switzerland

      “A great journey into a world in which music represented attitude – attitude and risk.” Westzeit, 

      • The Users – Sick of You
      • Art Attacks – Neutron Bomb
      • Johnny Moped – Incendiary Device
      • The Jermz – Powercut
      • Mekons – 32 Weeks
      • The Rings – I Wanna Be Free
      • The Now – Development Corporations
      • Killjoys – Johnny Won't Get To Heaven
      • Disturbed – I Don't Believe
      • Television Personalities – Part Time Punks
      • Puncture – Mucky Pup
      • The Lines – White Night
      • The Scabs – Leave Me Alone
      • Cravats – You're Driving Me
      • Swell Maps – Real Shocks
      • The Nerves – TV Adverts
      • Eric Random – 23 Skidoo
      • O Levels – East Sheen
      • Josef K – Radio Drill Time
      • The Cigarettes – They're Back Again, Here They Come
      • The Shapes – Wot's For Lunch Mum
      • The Freeze – For J.P.S.
      • Roses are Red – Can't Understand
      • Prefects – Going Through the Motions
      • New 2×LP £23.00
        Out of stock
      • CD£12.00
        Out of stock
      • MP3 Release£7.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      Randomer & FifeNo Sleep / On A RollSoul Jazz Records

      New single in Soul Jazz Records’ Future Bass releases features two exclusive brand new tracks of deep future post-dubstep and post-house music from two new generation producers, Randomer & Fife.

      Soul Jazz’s  Future Bass features some of the most progressive producers making dance music today – Four Tet, Mala, Kevin Martin, Coki, Untold and more new wave producers like Randomer. Here Randomer joins up with fellow dubstep producer Fife with this stunning new single featuring two exclusive new super-deep tracks of future music.

      • – No Sleep
      • – On A Roll
      Rara in HaitiStreet Music of HaitiSoul Jazz Records

      Anarchic carnival street music from Haiti. Traces of New Orleans' Second Line jazz meets Cuban carnival Comparsas and Brazilian afro blocs and the ancient to modern spirit of Kinshasa's Konono no.1 meets the Art Ensemble of Chicago!

      To coincide with the release of the new Kanaval book on Soul Jazz Publishing, Soul Jazz Records are releasing this new CD, "Rara in Haiti: Street music of Haiti".

      Rara is the music played throughout Kanaval, an anarchic folk-meets-punk collision of drums, voices and bamboo sticks which all creates an exciting, energising soundtrack to Kanaval in Haiti. Rara bands tour the countryside for days at a time accosting people, car drivers and anyone in their way, demanding payment before they move on and the crowd of musicians and singers gets bigger all the time.

      This music was recorded by Soul Jazz Records in Port-au-Prince. CD comes with sleenotes by Richard Fleming (author of 'Walking to Guantanamo"), and stunning photography on the cover by Leah Gordon.

      Guardian Review:

      "Recorded in Port-au-Prince, featuring musicians who literally stop traffic in Haiti with their edgy, rousing and hypnotic dance music. Rara is both a distinctive style, with its roots in Africa's slavery days, and the name give to parades in which crowds dance through the streets following bands, in events that can be political or religious.

      This is DIY music at its best, with percussion instruments made from bottles, sticks or old car parts; konet horns, made from the flattened tin of food cans, and vaksins, constructed from lengths of bamboo or even plastic water pipes.

      The result is a furious noise that sounds at times as if football fans were attempting psychedelic marching tunes on vuvuzelas, with lengthy passages of repeated riffs against drumming and chanting vocals. There are similarities with bands in present-day Kinshasa that use homemade instruments to create trance music." (Robin Denslow)

      • – Rara 1
      • – Rara 2
      • – Rara 3
      • CD£12.00
        Out of stock
      • MP3 Release£7.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      Ras G / BARKADeep Space Nine / Gloom Steez / Taste This Sounds Of The Universe/Soul Jazz Records

      As a prelude to our massive new double album (2CD, Two volumes of 2xLP) Sounds of The Universe: Art + Sound 2012-2015

      released next week on Soul Jazz Records

      We bring you this WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE VINYL ETCHED RAS G 12" EP to customers of Sounds Of The Universe/Soul Jazz Records. You can only buy this direct from us here at Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe.

      These three tracks will be appearing on the 2CD but NOT on the LPs - this is your only chance to buy these tracks on vinyl!  This single is the new extremely limited 300 copies 180-gm vinyl the tenth in our unique and highly sought-after and collectible Art +Sound 12" set of releases.

      INSTANT COLLECTORS ITEMS - these sell out fast!

      ALL PREVIOUS Art + Sound 12"S ARE SOLD OUT & DELETED!

      We welcome Los Angeles's Ras G to our 'Art + Sound' series, who weighs in with a trio of low-slung, pneumatic beat instrumentals!

      Opening, 'Deep Space Nine' drips sci-fi FX over a buzzing moog and a lumbering rhythm. The choral 'Gloom Steez' follows with ultramarine, hymnal swirls around some more of Ras G's trademark boom-bap; while the dense, jazzy, blue-notes of 'Taste This' close this killer 12".

      The single features beautiful etched, afro-egyptological theme from London based artist, BARKA. 

      You can also pre-order the massive forthcoming Sounds of the Universe album now here

      • – deep space nine
      • – gloom steez
      • – taste this
      • 12"£10.99
        Out of stock
      RastafariSoul Jazz Records

      Soul Jazz Records new album Rastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 charts the many links between reggae music and the Rastafarian religion.

      Spanning nearly 30 years of revolutionary music and featuring the music of Count Ossie, Johnny Clarke, The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, Ras Michael and The Sons of Negus, Bongo Herman, Roy Ashanti (The Congos), Earth & Stone, Mutabaruka and many more, this is an in-depth look at some of the most unique and righteous music ever made and comes complete with a 40+ page outsize booklet, containing exclusive photography and extensive historical and contextual sleevenotes.

      The new religion of Rastafari emerged in Jamaica during a time of intense political and social change in the 1930s. The first stirrings of anti-colonialism and workers’ rights were in motion, while Marcus Garvey’s Back-to-Africa movement was beginning to wane. But the pivotal catalyst to the birth of the Rastafari faith was the crowning of a black king in Africa in 1930.

      One of the earliest mentions of Ethiopia in Jamaican music can be found on mento singer Lord Lebby and the Jamaican Calpysonians’ 1955 recording ‘Etheopia’. In the song Noel Williams, aka Lord Lebby, discusses Ethiopianism, the political movement that calls for a return to Africa for black people.

      The 1960s saw the emergence of the first Rastafarian music on record with Count Ossie’s Rastafarian drummers. The visit of Haile Selassie to Kingston in 1966 was like an electric current throughout Kingston’s music scene – many of who had become adherents to the Rastafari faith.  By the 1970s Rastafarianism become practically synonymous with reggae, as many roots reggae artists became known throughout the world, led by the success of Bob Marley and The Wailers.

      At the source of the music of Rastafari is the figurehead master drummer and leader Count Ossie, who first bought the deeply spiritual nyabinghi and burro rhythms heard and played at sacred Rastafarian grounation (reasoning) sessions into popular Jamaican music through his many collaborations and performances with artists – from The Skatalites to The Folks Brothers - and producers – including Clement Dodd, Prince Buster and Harry Mudie.

      At the start of the 1970s Count Ossie formed the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari with saxophonist Cedric Brooks, which immediately became the most significant group of the Rastafari faith, bringing together authentic rasta nyabinghi drumming together with spiritual and avant-garde jazz influences of Sun Ra, John Coltrane and Albert Ayler into a truly unique and groundbreaking sound.

      As ‘roots reggae’ artists in the 1970s continued to spread the word of Jah (God) in their music, Rastafari reggae became the ultimate rebel sound throughout the world.

      This album comes in three separate formats: Deluxe CD with slipcase and 40-page outsize booklet featuring stunning photography plus text, deluxe limited-edition heavyweight gatefold-vinyl edition + free download code (w/full sleeve notes etc) and as a worldwide digital release.

      REVIEWS/FEATURES:

      "This may be the most righteous compilation to come from the Soul Jazz stable to date, as they focus on links between the Rastafarian religion and reggae music." IRISH TIMES

      "Soul Jazz's most recent in a line of high-quality compilations" PITCHFORK

       "Ambitious but incredibly informative compendium from Soul Jazz Records" BLEEP

      "Outstanding compilation from the masters, Soul Jazz"  HOT SALVATION

      "Fascinating compilation of deep Rastafari themed music" DUB VENDOR 

      Read full Pitchfork feature here

      • Count Ossie & The Rasta Family – Africa We Want Fe Go
      • Johnny Clarke – None Shall Escape The Judgement
      • Laurel Aitken – Haile Selassie
      • Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari – Tales of Mozambique
      • Ras Michael – Booma Yeah
      • Mutabaruka – Say
      • Bongo Herman & Jah Lloyd – African Drums
      • Ashanti Roy – Hail The Words Of Jah
      • Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari – Sam's Intro
      • Bongo Herman, Les and Bunny – Salaam
      • Winston and Ansell – Zion I
      • Techniques All Stars – Zion I Version
      • Lord Lebby & The Jamaican Calypsonians – Ethiopia
      • Count Ossie and Leslie Butler – Soul Drums
      • The Heaven Singers – Rasta Dreadlocks
      • Rod Taylor – His imperial Majesty
      • QQ – Betta Must Come
      • Earth and Stone – Jah Will Cut You Down
      • Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari – Narration
      • Ronald Downer & Count Ossie – A Ju Ju Wa
      • 1. Count Ossie & The Rasta Family – Africa We Want Fe Go
      • 2. Johnny Clarke – None Shall Escape The Judgement
      • 3. Laurel Aitken – Haile Selassie
      • View full info and tracklisting
      Reggae 45 SoundsystemThe Label Art of Reggae Singles, A Visual History of Jamaican Reggae 1959-79Soul Jazz Books

      Reggae Soundsystem 45! is a new stunning deluxe 500 page flexibound book that features over 1000  full size record label 45 rpm single designs that span the history of reggae music. 

      The book is compiled by the renowned author and reggae expert Steve Barrow (Rough Guide to Reggae/Blood and Fire Records) and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records). Text by Steve Barrow and Noel Hawks.

      As well as the stunning full-size 45 designs, this book is ram-jam filled with text on many of the records, artists, producers and record companies featured in the book.

      The 45rpm 7” single is at the heart of reggae music, the main tool in which reggae music has been communicated to the public by the deejays in the dancehalls of Kingston, through to its dissemination worldwide, over the last 50+years. 

      These unique label designs give us a hidden history of design that is raw, innovative and hip. Ever since the birth of the Jamaican music industry  through to the present day, these idiosyncratic label designs have helped illustrate, signify and energise the music that they accompany.

      Reggae 45 Soundsystem is released to coincide with the publication of a second large format hardback 12x12" book, Reggae Soundsystem which features original album cover art of reggae, also published by Soul Jazz Books.

        Reggae SoundsystemOriginal Reggae Album Cover ArtSoul Jazz Books

        Reggae Soundsystem! is a new deluxe 200 page hard-back 12”x12” book featuring hundreds of stunning full size record cover designs that span the history of reggae music. 

        The book is compiled by the celebrated author and reggae expert Steve Barrow (Rough Guide to Reggae/ Blood and Fire Records) and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records). 

        Beginning in the 1950s, Jamaican music developed into one of the most important and influential music industries in the world. From its early Mento (Jamaican Calypso) beginnings through to the invention of Ska, Rocksteady, Roots, Dub and Dancehall, Jamaican music is also one of the richest and innovative veins in popular music.

        This stunning hardback deluxe book looks at the endless visually creativity of  reggae record cover designs, iconic, classic, rare and unique artwork spanning sixty years of Jamaican sounds.

          Elis Regina In LondonUniversal Sound

          Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sounds Original Brazil Classics series.

          Legendary Brazilian vocalist Elis Regina's stunning 1969 landmark London album.

          An amazing, unique and highly successful mix of bossa nova, MPB, swinging funky orchestral grooves and more as Elis Regina hits the London studio scene, with UK musical direction by Peter Knight (arranger for Scott Walker). ‘Elis in London’ is a stunning and unique album mixing Brazilian and late 1960s British music sensibilities, from the queen of Brazilian music.

          Featuring definitive versions of classic tunes such as Edu Lobo’s Upa Neguinho as well as songs by Jorge Ben, Tom Jobim and Menescal. Elis Regina is perhaps the greatest talent ever to come out of Brazil - and this unique album was recorded at the height of her career.

          Brazilian musician legends Wilson das Neves, Meirelles and Antonio Adolfo alongside an absolutely on-fire set of Britain’s studio musicians creates one of the most successful meetings of musical worlds.

          This is a bespoke high quality box-edition CD of this seminal album with exact-reproduction artwork of the original album, never before released outside Brazil. Their is also a very collectable limited edition (1000 worldwide), exact-repro vinyl edition with hardback American-pressed sleeve and heavyweight 180 gm vinyl.

          • Elis Regina – Corrida De Jangada
          • Elis Regina – A Time For Love
          • Elis Regina – Se Voce Pensa
          • Elis Regina – Giro
          • Elis Regina – A Volta
          • Elis Regina – Zazueira
          • Elis Regina – Upa Neguinho
          • Elis Regina – Watch What Happens
          • Elis Regina – Wave
          • Elis Regina – How Insensitive
          • Elis Regina – Voce
          • Elis Regina – O Barquinho
          • CD£12.00
            Out of stock
          Elis ReginaSamba, Eu Canto Assim !Universal Sound

          Soul Jazz Original Brazil Classics:

          In 1965, Elis Regina dominated the world of Brazilian music. Riding high on her success, the powerfully-voiced singer was the star of her own television show (O Fino da Bossa), winner of the first national broadcast musical competition (for TV Excelsior) and a stunning live performer on stage.

          Having emerged out of the Bossa Nova wave of the early 1960s, Elis Regina's stunning theatrical mixture of boss nova, samba, jazz and other music styles placed her at the top of her profession and her unique style effectively launched MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira), the new post-bossa nova modern musical movement in Brazil that would reign supreme for the next 20 years, as singers such as Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, Chico Buarque and others embraced this new style.

          Artistically Elis Regina surrounded herself with only the finest songwriters and musicians such as Edu Lobo, Carlos Lyra, Marcos Valle, Vinicius de Moraes, Baden Powell.

          Whilst her music was apolitical, her criticism of the military dictatorship ( from a coup in 1964), led to persecution by the state, at one point the authorities forcing her to sing the Brazilian national anthem at a stadium concert, under threat of her family's safety.

          Elis was married twice, first to boss nova songwriter Ronaldo Boscoli and secondly to the musician Cesar Mariano. She tragically died in 1986, aged 36.

          Samba, Eu Canto Assim is one of Elis Regina's definitive albums recorded at the height of her career and long regarded as a classic release in Brazil. This is a bespoke high quality box-edition hardback-cased card CD edition of this seminal album with exact-reproduction artwork from the original album. 

          • Elis Regina – Reza
          • Elis Regina – Menino Das Laranjas
          • Elis Regina – Por Um Amor Maior
          • Elis Regina – Joao Valentao
          • Elis Regina – Maria Do Maranhao
          • Elis Regina – Resolucao
          • Elis Regina – Sou Sem Paz
          • Elis Regina – Pot - Pourri: Consolacao / Berimbau / Tem Do
          • Elis Regina – Aleluia
          • Elis Regina – Eternidade
          • Elis Regina – Preciso Aprender A Ser So
          • Elis Regina – Ultimo Canto
          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
          Rekid85 Space / RetroactiveSoul Jazz Records

          Rekid is the alter-ego of Matt Edwards A/K/A Radio Slave, 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, Gwen Stefani and even Elton John 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 "85 Space/Retrospective" are two more amazing slabs of tech/disco/slowed down house, his trademark sound as a taster for his forthcoming album ‘Made In Menorca" released later in the year on Soul Jazz Records. Last year saw the release of the debut Rekid release "Tranzit" on Soul Jazz Records (which sold out on the first day!). With numerous recording projects (Rekid, Radio Slave, Quiet Village, Mathew E, Sea Devils), 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.

          • Rekid – 85 Space
          • Rekid – Retroactive
          RekidEra EPSoul Jazz Records

          Rekid is the pseudonym of Radio Slave (Matt Edwards), one of the most in-demand remixers at the moment. Recent remixes include X-Press 2, Paul Macartney and Kylie Minogue as well as a stream of underground mixes for underground labels! He also recently appeared alongside James Murphy/DFA?s LCD Soundsystem. The EP features 'Tranzit', a dark, viscid disco dub in slow motion, alongside 'Diamond Black;' an 8 minute claustrophobic 'trip' to the twilight regions of house music.

          • Rekid – Diamond Black
          • Rekid – Tranzit