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    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
    Geraldo PinoHeavy, Heavy, Heavy / Africans Must UniteSoul Jazz Records

    Hold tight for the first one of two killer heavyweight Afro-Funk bomb 45s from Sierra Leone legend Geraldo Pino.

    THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought EXCLUSIVELY direct here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. 

    It is a very limited 300-copies pressing and you need to buy it now!

    • – Heavy, Heavy, Heavy
    • – Africans Must Unite
    • 7"£9.99
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    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.
    Geraldo PinoShake Hands / Power To The PeopleSoul Jazz Records

    Hold tight for the second of two killer heavyweight Afro-Funk bomb 45s from Sierra Leone legend Geraldo Pino.

    THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought EXCLUSIVELY direct here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. 

    It is a very limited 300-copies pressing and you need to buy it now!

    • – Shake Hands
    • – Power To The People
    • 7"£9.99
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    Lord Tanamo / Jackie MittooKeep On Moving / Totally TogetherSoul Jazz Records

    Stone-cold classic Studio One on limited-edition brand new 7" - loud, clean, boom!

    Jackie Mittoo classic + the wicked vocal cut by Lord Tanamo. Unmissable!


    • Lord Tanamo – Keep On Moving
    • Jackie Mittoo – Totally Together
    • 7"£9.99
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    Joe BataanAftershower Funk / FinSoul Jazz Records

    NEW EXCLUSIVE SUPER LTD. edition of 300 copies. Only available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe.

    KILLER, KILLER 100% Nu Yorican LATIN FUNK masterpiece just landed! Alongside 'Latin Strut' (also available on a ltd. edition 7") this is one of the toughest latin/funk tunes ever recorded in New York in 1974. THE BOMB!

    THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. Ships friday.

    See all the EXCLUSIVE 45s titles only available here!

    • Joe Bataan – Aftershower Funk
    • Joe Bataan – Fin
    • 7"£9.99
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    AliveSkindo Le LeSoul Jazz Records

    NEW SUPER LTD. first edition of 300 copies. Only available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe.

    Alive's massive jazz dance/ latin/brazilian bomb 'Skindo Le Le' originally featured on Soul Jazz Records' London Jazz Classics. 

    A firm favourite at Gilles Peterson and Patrick Forge's Dingwalls (our first shop was originally above the club) we are now - 25 years on! -  releasing this monster jazz dance anthem as a very limited 300 edition collectors 45 single.. 

    THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop.  

    See all the EXCLUSIVE 45s titles only available here!



    • – Skindo Le Le
    • – City Life
    • 7"£9.99
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    Yvonne FairSay Yeah YeahSoul Jazz Records

    NEW SUPER LTD 300 copies. Only available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe.

    MASSIVE drum breaks and heavyweight MIAMI FEMALE FUNK. YVONNE FAIR was one of the earliest James Brown vocalists. This is the only release she made in Florida for Henry Stone's pre-Alston/TK label Dade Records and it's a bomb!

    THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. You need to buy this 7" now!

    See all the EXCLUSIVE 45s titles only available here!



    • Yvonne Fair – Say Yeah Yeah
    • Yvonne Fair – Straighten Up
    • 7"£9.99
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    Sounds Of The UniverseSoul Jazz Records

    "Soul Jazz Records set Sounds of the Universe: Art + Sound 2012-15 features some of the heaviest Afrofuturistic producers out there:"  PITCHFORK

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    Soul Jazz Records new Sounds of the Universe: Art + Sound 2012-15 is a new double album CD (and two separate volumes of double-vinyl) featuring a line-up of some of the most forward-thinking and progressive artists and producers working with electronic music around the world today.

    This lovingly compiled collection features a stunning array of contemporary artists: Chicago’s Afro-futurist genius Hieroglyphic Being; Kaseem Mosse (aka Gunnar Wendell/Siege of Troy), one of the most talked-about, respected artists in underground house and techno; out of Detroit’s Moodyman stable comes Andres; also featured is Los Angeles-based Ras G, associated with the Brainfeeder label established by fellow producer Flying Lotus; and many more!

    This new collection features a first CD of tracks recorded exclusively for Soul Jazz Record’s bespoke Sounds of the Universe label. These were originally issued under their Art + Sound series between 2012 and 2015 as unique hand-etched and original commissioned art pieces (reproduced here) collectors’ 12” singles - all pressed in micro-editions of 250 copies for each artist’s release that were only ever available exclusively from Soul Jazz Records’ boutique Sounds of the Universe shop in Soho, London.

    The second CD features a fantastic set of all brand new exclusive tracks from the likes of Seven Davis Jr, Drexciya collaborator DJ Stingray, deep house virtuoso Mike Huckaby, Glaswegian noise-punk six-piece Golden Teacher, and lots more – all created and commissioned especially for this release. These songs are not available anywhere else in the world.

    Together these 2CDs comprise an amazing selection of new progressive electronic music.

    This album is released as double CD pack with slipcase and booklet. It is also available as two separate limited edition double vinyl editions in heavyweight vinyl and gatefold sleeves with full artwork + free download codes, and as a worldwide digital release.

    CD ONE/ RECORD A tr. 1-8

    CD TWO/RECORD B tr. 9-16

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    The 3 Ras G tracks are CD only


    • Hieroglyphic Being – Shikaakwa
    • Tevo Howard – Summer Romance
    • Kassem Mosse – Staat Aus Glas
    • Andres – Ribena
    • Blludd Relations – Cold Like The Baron
    • AYBEE – Return To The Underground
    • Heatsick – Snakes and Ladders
    • Tenderlonious – Caramel
    • DJ Stingray – Cytokines
    • Mike Huckaby – Circles
    • Seven Davis Jr – Come and Go
    • Golden Teacher – Maladroit
    • Reginald Omas Mamode IV – Rare Love
    • Africans With Mainframes – Vibrations From The Serengeti II
    • Capracara – Hard Ticket To Hawaii
    • Lord Tusk – Average Cats
    • Ras G – Deep Space Nine
    • Ras G – Gloom Steez
    • Ras G – Taste This
    Studio One Jump Up - The Birth Of A SoundSoul Jazz Records

    New Studio One release featuring loads of killer tunes. Includes booklet text and lots of nice pix!
    In the early releases featured here you will find the roots of Studio One’s unique sound – from the first jump-up, boogie-woogie and shuffle recordings made in Jamaica in the late 1950s, as the artists emulated their American rhythm and blues idols – Louis Jordan, Roscoe Gordon, Fats Domino – through to the early Rastafari rhythms of Count Ossie, the righteous Baptist beat of Toots and the Maytals up to the joyous excitement of Ska with tracks by Studio One’s young protégées Bob Marley and The Wailers and the all-mighty Skatalites.


    Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd first began recording music in the late 1950s, making one-off records to play on his Downbeat Sound System. These ‘exclusive dup-plates’ enabled him to reign supreme in the regular dancehall soundclashes of Kingston, fighting off the competition from rivals including Duke Reid the Trojan and Prince Buster. This new album traces the roots of the legendary label as it created the sound of the young independent Jamaican nation going into the early 1960s.


    Sir Coxsone used only the finest musicians in Jamaica for these recordings, including those players that would later become known worldwide as the Skatalites, Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Ernest Ranglin, Rico Rodriguez, Cluett Johnson and others. As fans clamoured to get a copy of these ‘one-off’ exclusive records, Clement Dodd eventually decided to start making them available commercially starting in 1959, and so began the birth of an empire.


    And so by the time the new Studio One studio/record company/pressing plant complex at 13 Brentford Road opened its doors in 1963, with The Skatalites in place as the in-house band, the foundations of Jamaica’s most important record label had already been firmly established. As well as those listed above, this album brings together some of the finest of these early reggae artists to record for Clement Dodd including Derrick Morgan, Owen Gray, Derrick Harriott, Lord Creator and Owen Gray. 


    REVIEWS: "Studio One remains Jamaican music’s mother ship." Irish Times  

    • Basil Gabbidon – Mr. Landlord
    • Clue J and his Blues Blasters – Milk Lane Hop
    • Derrick Morgan – Wigger Wee Shuffle
    • Aubrey Adams and Rico Rodriquez – Stew Peas and Cornflakes
    • The Mello Cat Count Ossie and his Warickers – Another Moses
    • Neville Esson – Wicked and Dreadful
    • Clue J and his Blues Blasters – Proof Rum
    • Derrick Morgan – Leave Earth
    • Lord Creator – Rhythm of the Blues
    • The Jivin' Juniors – Hip Rub
    • Lascelles Perkins – Little Joe
    • Don Drummond and Roland Alphonso – Heaven and Earth
    • Owen Gray – Walk All Over
    • David Brown – Pretty Baby
    • The Maytals – He Will Provide
    • Lester Sterling and The City Slickers – Whale Bone
    • Jackie Opel – Sit Down Servant
    • Roland Alphonso – Bongo Tango
    • Bob Marley and The Wailers – Go Jimmy Go
    • Clue J and The Blues Blasters – The Slider
    Tommy McCook Orchestra / Jackie MittooSampson / El Bang BangSoul Jazz Records / Studio One

    WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE - ONLY AVAILABLE HERE!

    Premium 180-gm heavyweight 12" Studio One bomb! Strictly 200 copies worldwide.

    Super-rare Ska cut now on 12" for first time ever - hurry!

    • Tommy McCook Orchestra – Sampson
    • Jackie Mittoo – El Bang Bang
    • 12" 180gm£9.99
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    Larry Marshall / The SkatalitesI've Got To Make It / Coconut RockSoul Jazz Records

    RARE CUTS! Very Limited edition bespoke Studio One Collector's 45
    ONLY AVAILABLE DIRECT FROM SOUL JAZZ RECORDS & SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE

    • Larry Marshall – I've Got To Make It
    • The Skatalites – Coconut Rock
    • 7"£9.99
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    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
    Nigeria Soul Power 70 (Expanded Double LP Set)Soul Jazz Records

    Seriously rare, killer and classic Nigerian 70s Afro-Funk, Afro-Disco & Afro-Rock tunes bought together.

    Originally released as a now-long-out-of-print collectors’ 7” RSD box, this fully expanded album release now also includes extra tracks from Sonny Okosuns, Wings, Chief Kollington Ayinla and more.

    Soul Jazz Records’ Nigeria Soul Power 70 album showcases the influence of funk, rock and disco on Nigerian music during the 1970s

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    While for many people the fusion of funk and jazz music with Nigerian rhythms and aesthetics began with Fela Kuti and his afro-beat sound, in fact this can be traced further back to the phenomena of the 1960s Nigerian artists and house bands in nightclubs and hotels who interpreted US soul and pop music with a local flavour and none more so than Geraldo Pino, the ‘African James Brown’ who features heavily in this collection. Other similarly inspired Nigerian funk and soul artists featured here included Tony Grey and his Ozimba Messengers and Don Bruce and The Angels.

    Nigeria Soul Power 70 includes a number of tracks from the group Wings originally known as BAF (Biafran Air Force) Wings, an army band formed during the Biafran civil war in Nigeria. The groups’ heavy mixture of funk, rock and African styles was popular among many Nigerian groups at the time.

    Beneath the shadow of the few Nigerian artists who signed international recording deals in the 1970s – Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Chief Ebenezer Obey – lies a vast wealth of largely undiscovered musical transmutation and cultural cross-pollination, and included here are heavy afro-funk/rock and disco tracks from artists such as the legendary Sonny Okosuns as well as rare cuts from little-known outside of Nigeria - groups such as Colomach and MFB. Most of these obscure artists signed to major labels in Nigeria in the commercial slipstream that opened up as Philips, Decca and EMI tried to emulate the international success of the big three international Nigerian artists.

    Finally featured here is Kollington Ayinla, one of the co-founders of Nigerian Fuji music, who gives us perhaps the heaviest of all tracks on this album. Ayinla is the great moderniser of the Fuji sound and in the late 1970s began adding Bata drums and synthesizers to his authentic music to create a powerful and heavy new fusion of traditional and modernist aesthetics, embracing both new technology and experimentation while rooted firmly in Nigerian historical lineage.

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    Nigeria Soul Power 70 is released as a heavyweight gatefold double vinyl LP (+ free download code), deluxe slipcase CD and digital album.

    • Geraldo Pino – Shake Hands
    • Sonny Okosuns Ozziddi – Dance Of The Elephants
    • The Wings – We'll Get Home
    • Alhaji (Chief) Prof. Kollington Ayinla – E Ye Ika Se
    • Colomach – Kassa Kpa Sama Kpa
    • Geraldo Pino – Heavy Heavy Heavy
    • MFB – Beware
    • Tony Grey and The Ozimba Messengers – You Are The One
    • Sonny Okosuns Ozziddi – Oba Erediauwa I
    • The Wings – Single Boy
    • Geraldo Pino – Power To The People
    • Original Wings – Igba Alusi
    • Don Bruce and The Angels – Sugar Baby
    • Geraldo Pino – Africans Must Unite
    Miss Red (Prod. by THE BUG)Under Attack EPSoul Jazz Records

    Massive new digital dancehall wickedness from THE BUG/MISS RED-  exclusive on our own Sounds of the Universe/Soul Jazz Records label on this very limited RED VINYL (300 copies worldwide) 12”.

    This record is ONLY available direct from Sounds of the Universe record store and Soul Jazz Records.

    Female MC MISS RED has featured in KEVIN MARTIN's BUG posse of MCs since 2013 and releasing the BUG produced Murder mixtape in 2015 (also working with Mark Pritchard, Sterotyp and Andy Scott). 

    This 12" is mastered by Stefan Betke (aka POLE).

    This record is part of Sounds of the Universe/Soul Jazz Records EXCLUSIVE limited edition 12" singles made available solely for our customers. A role call of past releases on SOTU include Hieroglyphic Being, Kaseem Mosse, Golden Teacher,  Andres, Tevo Howard, Ras G, Golden Teacher & others.


    • – Lock Off The Dance
    • – Deep Space
    • 12"£9.99
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    Florian Fricke / Popol VuhKailash: Pilgrimage to the Throne of the Gods (Double album + DVD)Soul Jazz Records

    Popol Vuh - Kailash: Pilgrimage to the Throne of the Gods

    Super-deluxe collectors very limited edition Popol Vuh box set vinyl + DVD and 2CD + DVD!

    Kailash is a new collection of work from Florian Fricke, leader of Popol Vuh, seminal group in the German rock scene of the 1970s (Can, Faust, Amon Duul, Ash Ra Tempel, Tangerine Dream) and creators of classic soundtracks to the films of Werner Herzog (Aguirre the Wrath of God, Nosferatu, Fitzcaraldo and others).

    Popol Vuh took their name from an epic mythological text from the 16th century Quiché Maya people of Guatemala, the name translates as ‘meeting place, together or common house’

    Kailash brings together essential and unreleased piano recordings, together with Fricke’s travelogue film Kailash, about his spiritual voyage to Tibet’s 22,000 ft. Kailash mountain, ‘Throne of the Gods’, and the accompanying soundtrack album to this film.

    This collection is released as a deluxe 2CD + DVD set and as a one off 1000 copies worldwide collectors bespoke box set 2LP + DVD with bonus cards/inserts.

    Essential Piano Recordings:  For the first time, this compilation on Soul Jazz Records unites a careful selection of Florian Fricke’s most favourite piano tracks and compositions, both released and previously unreleased. Aside from his groundbreaking work with Popol Vuh, Fricke’s background is that of a classical composer and it was one of his late wishes to release ‘piano only’ recordings.

    These essential piano recordings by Florian Fricke should be considered as something like the core, or the heart, of many Popol Vuh compositions. They contain tracks from 1972-1989 that Florian Fricke would have liked on a piano only album, enriched with further song improvisations that have been found posthumously, after he passed away in 2001. Some of these are studies for key tracks of Popol Vuh (for example ‘Hosianna Mantra’, 1972). Others are reoccurring patterns and sequences, with Florian often working with recurring motives frequently further developed with the group. 

    This record is devoted to his inspiration and creativity as a contributor to an ongoing spiritual journey for others.

    Kailash – Pilgrimage to The Throne of the Gods:  The holiest mountain in Asia, in a far away corner of west Tibet, amidst wild and ragged landscape, nearly entirely cut off from the rest of the world, is called Kailash. For the pilgrims of four religions this 6675m high mountain is the ‘throne of gods’, or ‘navel of the world’ – a place where the divine takes an earthly shape. For thousands of years pilgrims have travelled to this place to worship the mystery of the mountain circumnavigating it on foot. The path around Kailash is an archaic ‘path of initiation’.

    Florian Fricke and filmmaker Frank Fiedler (also an original founding Popol Vuh member) made their own spiritual trek along this path and documented the journey. Accompanying epic landscape scenes in the film is the music of Florian Fricke and Popol Vuh, spiritual music inspired by this unique journey.

    This posthumous project has been put together with the full cooperation and assistance of Florian Fricke’s family.

    Werner Herzog: ‘Florian was always able to create music I feel helps audiences visualize something hidden in the images on screen, and in our own souls too.’

     ‘Herzog on Herzog’

    REVIEWS:

    "A loving tribute ... a comprehensive package" Pitchfork

    Read full Pitchfork feature here

    Pleas Note - the digital download MP3 album is audio only 

    • – Spirit of Peace 1
    • – Spirit of Peace 2
    • – Spirit of Peace 3
    • – Mahayana (Karuna)
    • – The Heart
    • – Earth View
    • – Moses
    • – Garden of Pythagoras
    • – West Tibet - Land of the Nomads
    • – The Garden Morya
    • – Manasarowar - The Turquoise Lake
    • – Nomads Move
    • – Last Village
    • – West Face - Place Of Death
    • – The Kora - Ritual Circuit Of The Sacred Mountain
    • – Valley Of The Gods
    • – Buddha's Footprint
    • – Transhimalaya
    • Deluxe 2×CD+DVD Box Set£0.00
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    • 2×LP + DVD in a box£29.99
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    • MP3 Release£9.99
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    Flesh EatersDisintegration Nation E.P.

    INSANE and awesome record from one of the first and finest San Francisco punk bands ever! Originally released in 1978 on Chris D's own Upsetter Records. Bespoke reproduction with open out double-sided 4 page sleeve. Out of print for 30 yrs! Four tracks of raw energy for ten quid - or u can buy the original for a few £100! The bomb!

    • – Disintegration Nation
    • – Agony Shorthand
    • – Radio Dies Screaming
    • – Twisted Road
    Willie WilliamsArmagideon Time (Discomix Vocal / Version)Soul Jazz Records

    MASSIVE STUDIO ONE ANTHEM ALERT!!!

    Willie Williams' roots rock reggae classic Armagideon Time – the rare 12" extended Discomix version split into two sublime heavyweight slices and cut super-loud on a 12" single.

    Produced by Studio One supremo Coxsone Dodd this is a huge Reggae anthem on the classic 'Real Rock' rhythm, famously covered by The Clash and sampled by KRS One, The Fugees and many more.

    A dancefloor devastating Reggae party bomb!

    • Willie Williams – Armagideon Time (Discomix Vocal)
    • Willie Williams – Armagideon Time (Discomix Version)
    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
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    • CD£12.00
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    • MP3 Release£7.99
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    Untouchable Machine ShopMachine Shop Part 1 / Part 2Soul Jazz Records

    EXCLUSIVE NEW 45rpm - ONLY available direct from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe.

    KILLER rare groove funk bomb! This is a monster HEAVY FUNK double-sider!

    THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. It is a very limited 500-copies pressing and you need to buy it now!

    See all the EXCLUSIVE Funk and Soul 45s titles only available here

    See all the EXCLUSIVE Reggae 45s titles only available here

    • – Machine Shop Part 1
    • – Machine Shop Part 2
    Enrique Rodriguez and The Negra Chiway BandFase LiminalSoul Jazz Records

    Powerful new spiritual jazz from Chile on Soul Jazz Records!

    This album comes as a very limited one-off unique pressing of 1000-edition vinyl, limited editon CD and digital release.

    Enrique Rodríguez and the Negra Chiway Band group have an instantly powerful and unique sound that is reminiscent of the ensembles of Sun Ra and his Arkestra as well as Horace Tapscott and his Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, one that channels the righteous spirits of Alice Coltrane, John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp and McCoy Tyner together with a stunning Latin rhythmical and new consciousness and percussive energy. Added to this are elements of the Samurai film soundtracks of Akira Kurosawa, Popol Vuh’s musical spirituality (especially their work with film director Werner Herzog), Tibetan Buddhism and over-blowing chants, that all combine to give a truly unique new sound.

    Enrique Rodríguez is a composer, percussionist, keyboardist, and producer from Santiago, Chile, whose work shows many similarities with the music featured on Soul Jazz Records’ recent collection ‘Kaleidoscope - New Spirts Known and Unknown’, featuring new forward-looking jazz artists including Mathew Halsall, Theon Cross, Emma-Jean Thackray and Makaya McCraven.

    Like all these artists, Rodríguez’s work is a progressive and experimental fusion of earlier influences that combine into a new and definitely 21st century ground-breaking sound that, on account of its South American setting, give the group its truly unique feeling. Hypnotic modal piano riffs, powerful brass and flutes, an army of Latin percussion instruments, and addictive vocal chants all combine in this powerful mix of radical 60s Afro-centric jazz, eastern spirituality and cosmology, and Latin American rhythmical movement.

    Awesome!

    • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Dónde ?
    • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Descenso
    • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Vindakalla-Welukan (Autoconfrontación)
    • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – No Quiero Seguir Así
    • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Acabar de Conocerse
    • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Paso Firme
    • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Dónde ? (Alternate Take)
    • 1. Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Dónde ?
    • 2. Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Descenso
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    Joseph Hill / Tommy McCook and The SkatalitesBehold The Land / Full DreadSoul Jazz Records

    RARE CUTS! Very Limited edition bespoke Studio One Collector's 45

    ONLY AVAILABLE DIRECT FROM SOUL JAZZ RECORDS & SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE

    • Joseph Hill – Behold The Land
    • Tommy McCook and The Skatalites – Full Dread
    Brown SugarI'm In Love With A Dreadlocks: Brown Sugar and The Birth Of Lovers Rock 1977 - 80Soul Jazz Records

    Soul Jazz Records are releasing this first ever collection of the pioneering British reggae Lovers Rock group Brown Sugar including rare singles, dubs and extended mixes. The album comes with extensive sleevenotes and interviews with Dennis Bovell, Pauline Catlin, John Kpiaye and Winston Edwards (Studio 16).

    Brown Sugar were formed by three young teenage girls – Pauline Catlin, Caron Wheeler and Carol Simms in South London in 1976. In the short period of time 1976-1980, the group – working with Dennis Bovell on the mixing desk and John Kpiaye (‘Brownie T) in the studio – recorded barely a handful of singles on the new Lovers Rock label, a number of which went to the top of the UK reggae charts. But success stopped there, and with no album release and no industry support the group broke up in the early 1980s.

    Following their split Caron Wheeler became the lead vocalist for the hugely successful group Soul II Soul, Carol Simms launched a solo career as Kofi (re-making a number of Brown Sugar songs with producer Mad Professor) and Pauline Catlin returned to education.

    Despite their relatively low-key mainstream public exposure Brown Sugar (and the label on which their first records appeared) announced to the world a new genre of reggae music, Lovers Rock, which spoke for the first time with the sensibility of a new segment of British society; that of first generation-born Black British female youth.

    And while Lovers Rock became synonymous with sweet love songs, Brown Sugar’s music in fact expressed far more; a righteous pride and consciousness in being Black and British, a political stance more often associated with UK roots groups like Black Slate, Aswad, Misty in Roots and other British reggae acts in the late 1970s. Brown Sugar were in fact their own genre of ‘conscious lovers rock’ – an expression of ideological black cultural pride.

    Brown Sugar’s handful of three-minute love songs (often plus extended dubs) somehow manage to encapsulate all the complexities of identity, sexual politics and youthful righteousness of Afro-Caribbean youth living in Britain in the 1970s. Songs such as ‘I’m in Love with A Dreadlocks’, ‘Our Reggae Music’, ‘Black Pride’ and ‘Dreaming of Zion’ spoke with a straightforward righteousness and consciousness that few roots groups could hope to match. The fact that they were all teenagers is even more striking.

    In the mid-70s British reggae came into being as first generation Black Britain was able to find a voice able to express the issues of growing up British with Caribbean roots. This came about in two different ways – the British roots music of (essentially male) groups such as Aswad, Steel Pulse and Black Slate – and Lovers Rock, the expression of a black essentially (but not totally) female consciousness – Brown Sugar, Louisa Mark, 15-16-17, Marie Pierre, Janet Kay, Carroll Thompson, Jean Adebambo and others. And significantly, while British roots music was a variant on a Jamaican style, Lovers Rock was uniquely British – the first authentic British reggae sound.

    Dennis Bovell comments, “For Lovers Rock we needed a pulpit, a way of saying ‘this is the style’. Sound systems were already saying ‘this is lovers,’ brandishing it in the dance. Our intention was to create a style of music that my generation could identify with – one that had a beat, and you could dance to with your partner in a sound system setting.”

    Dennis Bovell’s mixes for the group gave a further dimension to Brown Sugar records – a sound system mentality, adding sound effects and dub elements. ‘I’m in Love with A Dreadlocks’ was the debut release for both Brown Sugar and the Lovers Rock label, a fitting calling card for both. The record was a hit on many sound systems across the UK, reaching the top of the reggae charts.

    John Kpiaye: “They never put out an album. And all these records were seven-inch singles; when 12-inches turned up it just killed the seven-inch.”

    Although the career of Brown Sugar was short-lived, their legacy and influence remains significant and now, 40 years on from these first records, all of the members are still involved in music. Pauline Catlin has recently re-launched her career under a new moniker, Shezekiel; Carol Simms, aka Kofi, remains a successful solo artist, one of the queens of Lovers Rock; Caron Wheeler, after leaving Soul II Soul at the end of the 1980s, embarked on a solo career, before re-joining the soul super-group which she continues to front to this day.

    This new collection brings together all the groups essential recordings for the first ever time and is released as double gatefold heavyweight vinyl + free download (+ full sleevenotes), CD with large booklet, and digital album.

    • – Black Pride
    • – Our Reggae Music
    • – Hello Stranger
    • – I'm In Love With A Dreadlocks
    • – Hurtin' (with Dennis Bovell)
    • – I'm So Proud
    • – Runaway Love
    • – Dreaming Of Zion
    • – Loving Dreadlocks Dub
    • – You and Your Smiling Face
    • – Do You Really Love Me
    • – Proud
    • – Confession Hurts
    Betty HarrisMean Man / I'm Gonna Git YaSoul Jazz Records

    EXCLUSIVE NEW 45rpm - ONLY available direct from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe.

    This is our second Betty Harris single in our series of New Orleans essential Funk 45s.

    THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. It is a very limited 500-copies pressing and you need to buy it now!


    See all the EXCLUSIVE 45s titles only available here!

    • Betty Harris – Mean Man
    • Betty Harris – I'm Gonna Git Ya
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    Spirits Of Life : Haitian VodouSociete Absolument GuinenSoul Jazz Records

    This album was recorded by Soul Jazz Records in Port au Prince, Haiti and features the music and songs of Vodou (or Voodoo), the African derived religion that slaves brought to the country. The music has an intensity that reflects the history and isolation of Haiti from the outside world. Heavyweight drumming accompanies the vocals of the priest and choir of the Societe Absolument Guinin. With it’s roots in West Africa, Vodou also has links with the music of Cuba, Brasil, Jamaica and New Orleans (where many Haitian slaves went after the Haitian Slave Revolution – the only succesful slave revolt in the West which led to the first Black Republic). In New Orleans the religion took hold and musically influenced many New Orleans musicians such as Doctor John and Professor Longhair. Haitian Vodou has strong roots and continues to thrive today. The religion was illegal for many years and consequently continues to hold an element of secrecy. As well as Haiti, Vodou is now also widely practised in New York and Miami by the many Haitians who have emigrated to USA from the continual troubles of the poorest country in the West. For more info on Haiti visit the Haiti Support Group website: www.haitisupport.gn.apc.org

    • Spirits of Life – Agoue-dambala (yanvalou)
    • Spirits of Life – Zepol
    • Spirits of Life – Agoue-dambala (yanvalou)
    • Spirits of Life – Ogou (mahi)
    • Spirits of Life – Agoue-dambala (yanvalou Zepol)
    • Spirits of Life – Agoue-dambala (yanvalou Zepol)
    • Spirits of Life – Ogou (nago-zepol)
    • Spirits of Life – Erzulie-ti Jean (petro)
    • Spirits of Life – Erzulie-ti Jean (petro)
    • Spirits of Life – Erzulie-ti Jean (petro)
    • Spirits of Life – Erzulie-ti Jean (petro)
    • Spirits of Life – Erzulie-ti Jean (petro)
    • Spirits of Life – Erzulie-ti Jean (petro)
    • Spirits of Life – Gue De Baron Samedi (mascaron)