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    Dub Echoes DVD (2009)Directed by Bruno Natal

    'Dub Echoes' DVD out now on Soul Jazz Records!!!!!! 'Dub Echoes' is a newly produced film about Dub, featuring an incredible array of artists, both original Jamaican artists - U Roy, King Jammy, Lee Perry, Sly Dunbar, Bunny Lee (to name a few), alongside a similarly awe-inspiring array of artists who have been taken Dub into new directions in electronic dance music - Kode9, Roots Manuva, Howie B, Adrian Sherwood and many more. Directed by Bruno Natal over a three year period, this is a killer film to be watched over and over again! covering Dub in all its different guises. The DVD comes with loads of extra features, dub mixes and more. Essential!

    NB. REGION FREE DOUBLE-SIDED PAL/NTSC COMPATIBLE !!!

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    The Guardian

      Studio One Story (Vinyl album only edition)Soul Jazz Records

      VINYL ALBUM ONLY RESTOCK JUST IN (COMES WITHOUT DVD)


      Soul Jazz Records’ feature-length documentary/CD/Book ‘Studio One Story’ is being re-released on 1 August 2011, and is also available for the first time as a stand alone DVD.
      The DVD is being issued as a prelude to the forthcoming deluxe-hardback book ‘Original Cover Art of Studio One Records’ released this autumn by Soul Jazz Records as well as a new Studio One album compilation on Soul Jazz to coincide with the new book.


      Studio One Story is a documentary this is both a staggering slice of musical history and a definitive guide to Studio One, Jamaica’s greatest ever record company, and its legendary founder, Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd. ‘Studio One Story’ was filmed in 2002, two years before the death of the legendary Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd, a man famously reticent of being interviewed - until the making of this film. Described by Chris Blackwell as the Motown of Jamaica, or ‘The University of Reggae’, Studio One is where the careers of literally hundreds of reggae artists began: Bob Marley and the Wailers, Alton Ellis, The Heptones, Ken Boothe, The Skatalites, Burning Spear and Sugar Minott, to name but a few! Studio One is the ‘foundation’ label of Jamaican Reggae and Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd is seen by many as its father.

      One and a half years in the making, Studio One Story is a truly unique documentary in which the late Clement Dodd gave unprecedented personal access to tell the previously untold story of how he and the many artists and musicians at Studio One literally shaped the rise of Reggae music from the 1950s onwards through to the late 1970s. This is the true story of reggae music and its Jamaican roots told from the inside: From the rise of Kington’s sound systems in the 1940s and 1950s, through to the evolution of a Jamaican music industry (and Studio One’s dominance) in the 1960s and the worldwide success of reggae in the 1970s.

      The 4 hour documentary (including over an hour of extras) was filmed on location in Kingston, Jamaica and features interviews with Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Sugar Minott, Denis Alcapone, The Ethiopians, Sylvan Morris, Johnny Moore, Lone Ranger, King Stitt and many others. The DVD also includes rare footage of The Skatalites, Jackie Mittoo, Count Ossie, Marcia Griffiths and others. As well as the stand-alone DVD, Soul Jazz Records are reissuing the original (DVD +CD+Book) original box set.


      IF YOU ARE ORDERING THIS PLEASE CHECK IF YOU NEED NTSC (AMERICA, JAPAN, ETC) OR PAL (EUROPE, AUSTRALIA, ETC).
      THE DVD HAS FRENCH AND ENGLISH SUBTITLES.


      NB.MP3 Release is for the audio CD only.


      REVIEWS
      ‘Studio One was Jamaica’s Motown. This documentary brings it brilliantly to life.’ The Telegraph ‘The history of Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd’s legendary Jamaica studio is fantastically told through interviews, copious amounts of music and historical footage and more.’ Uncut ‘Studio One Story is no mere historical document; it is a map that will lead you directly to a massive seam, endlessly mineable, of musical gold’ The Observer ‘A fascinating documentary’ The Telegraph
      ‘Compulsive viewing for anyone with an interest in Reggae’ The Wire

      • Theo Beckford – Easy Snapping
      • The Skatalites – Guns Of Navarone
      • Delroy Wilson – Dancing Mood
      • Michigan And Smiley – Nice Up The Dance
      • Heptones – Baby
      • The Abyssinians – Declaration Of Rights
      • Alton Ellis – I'm Still In Love With You
      • Tommy Mccook – Tunnel One
      • Sugar Minott – Jah Jah Children
      • The Skatalites – Man In The Street
      • Dub Specialist – Banana Walk
      • Dennis Alcapone – Run Run
      • Larry Marshall – Nanny Goat
      • Brentford Allstars – Throw Me Corn
      • Lone Ranger – Love Bump
      • Jackie Mittoo – Freak Out
      135 Grand Street, New York, 1979DVD - Dir. by Ericka BeckmanSoul Jazz Records

      Available now on DVD (and separate bargain-priced CD soundtrack with bonus tracks).

      “135 Grand Street, New York, 1979 is invaluable. No Wave music and cinema didn’t just share a name. They were perhaps more intimately related than any other concurrent movements in the history of those two media.”

      “Ericka Beckman’s film finds these ensembles deconstructing rock with unpretentious vitality and uncompromised vision. … Remarkably kinetic performances.” Marc Masters (Author of ‘No Wave’) THE WIRE

      Ericka Beckman’s film captures the driving energy and posturing of early No Wave bands’ performing live in a sparse downtown loft. Featured bands include Theoretical Girls, UT, A Band, Rhys Chatham, Chinese Puzzle, The Static, Morales, Youth in Asia, Morales, Steven Piccolo and Jill Kroesen.

      ‘135 Grand Street, New York, 1979’ is a unique film capturing both the aural and visual aesthetics of New York’s No Wave scene in its ascendant. Punk rock and non-musicianship fight it out with art world attitude. Garage band line-ups in varying degrees of musical destruction sit alongside post-everything poetry and experimental noise terrorists. Ericka Beckman’s film matches the rawness, minimalism and radicalism of the music - a fitting document and visual statement of new forms created out of New York’s anti-everything musical nihilism, circa 1979.

      ‘135 Grand Street, New York, 1979’ is history. It includes the only known footage of the Theoretical Girls, The Static and a number of other No Wave bands of the period. This is a film about bands filled with painters, filmmakers, actors - and occasionally musicians - thriving and thrashing in the pulsating, vibrant post-punk world of New York where high art met low culture, where Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham, Wharton Tiers, Taro Suzuki and the others featured here made the connections between John Cage and Joey Ramone, between the questioning of art and ? and the Mysterians.

      The film is currently showing as part of Sonic Youth’s ‘Sensational Fix’ touring art exhibition as well as being screened before Glenn Branca’s most recent shows in New York City (Sep 2009).

      "If you wanna see what the Soho side of No Wave looked like this is the only place you're ever gonna find it" Glenn Branca

      • Theoretical Girls – Glazened Eyes
      • Theoretical Girls – Contrary Motion
      • Ut – Sharp's Loose
      • A Band – Sand and Sea
      • A Band – Mirror, Mirror
      • Rhys Chatham – Guitar Trio
      • Chinese Puzzle – Great Wall Of Prague
      • The Static – Spectacular Commodity
      • The Static – My Relationship (CD only bonus track)
      • Morales – Gay Girl In a Gay Bar
      • Youth in Asia – Talking Heads pt.1
      • Youth in Asia – Amnesia
      • Steve Piccolo – Superior Genes
      • Steve Piccolo – It's Hard to Be in Love in Times Like These (CD only bonus track)
      • Jill Kroesen – Fay Shism Blues (CD only bonus track)
      Iron in the Soul: The Haiti Documentary Films of Leah GordonSoul Jazz Records

      Soul Jazz Records/Films presents Iron in the Soul, a stunning new DVD collection of documentary films about the world of Haiti – Vodou, art & culture by filmmaker and photographer Leah Gordon.

      Gordon’s photography book ‘Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti’ was published by Soul Jazz Records/Books in 2010. Her stunning photographs also feature on a number of Soul Jazz Records releases including Spirits of Life; Haitian Vodou and Rara in Haiti.

      Leah Gordon is co-director of the Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, curator of the Haitian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale & co-curator of ‘In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st Century Haitian Art’ show in 2012 at the Fowler Museum, UCLA.

      This DVD is a collection of her three documentaries about Haitian art, music and culture made over an 11-year period.

      A Pig’s Tale (52 min)

      A feature-length documentary linking Haitian pigs, Vodou and North American economic imperialism, commissioned for Channel 4.

      Atis Rezistans: The Sculptors of Grand Rue (32 min)

      Contemporary Haitian artists Celeur, Eugène, Claude and Guyodo all grew up in Port au Prince. Their work references their shared African and Haitian cultural heritage and a dystopian sci-fi view of the future.

      A multi-layered film, a portrait of a neighbourhood materially poor but culturally rich, and a meditation on the links between sex, death and creativity as expressed through the Vodou spirit Gede, who influences all their work.  

      Bounda pa Bounda: A Drag Zaka (20 min)

      A documentary about Bounda pa Bounda (Cheek by Arse), a character from Jacmel carnival, who dresses in drag inside a sacred Vodou altar space before going onto the streets with his rara music group.

      Documentary/Rating exempt

      Region Free  

      NTSC/PAL dual disc

      Watch trailer for Bounda pa Bounda: A Drag Zaka here: