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    Studio One FunkSoul Jazz Records

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

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

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

    • Bell – File One
    • Bell – Rist IIA4
    • Bell – Rhythm Machine
    • Bell – Daylight Burn
    • Bell – Slide Out Wide
    • Bell – Winning Signal
    • Bell – Mode 3
    • Bell – Black Helicopters
    • Bell – Two Voices
    • Bell – N
    • Bell – Kathy
    • Bell – Mazar
    Hu VibrationalHu Vibrational RemixesSoul Jazz Records

    This features three new remixes from Ammon Contact, Daedelus and Corker/Conboy. Both Ammon Contact and Daedelus are part of the burgeoning US West Coast left-field/avant Hip-Hop/Electronica community and Ammon Contact’s remix features rapper Lil Sci on vocals. This record is a perfect match of Hip-Hop with the Deep Afro- Jazz of Hu Vibrational.

    • Hu Vibrational – The Tones Of Life (Ammon Contact Remix)
    • Hu Vibrational – Sunkissed (Daedelus Remix)
    • Hu Vibrational – Friends And Gardens (Corker/conboy Remix)
    • 1. Hu Vibrational – The Tones Of Life (Ammon Contact Remix)
    • 2. Hu Vibrational – Sunkissed (Daedelus Remix)
    • 3. Hu Vibrational – Friends And Gardens (Corker/conboy Remix)
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    Ammon ContactBeat Tape RemixesSoul Jazz Records

    Super heavyweight 6 track remixes ep from Ammon Contact on Soul Jazz Records sub-label Microsolutions To Microproblems. This is the second release on Soul Jazz Records from Ammon Contact. Featuring remixes and re-constructions from Smyglyssna, Sutekh and Telefon Tel Aviv as well as three new songs from Ammon Contact. Ammon Contact is Carlos Nino and Fabian Contact. As well as Ammon Contact, Carlos Nino is also the producer of Hu Vibrational (also released on Soul Jazz) and Build An Ark (who featured on the Sun Ra tribute album along with Carl Craig, Theo Parrish, IG Culture and more). Smyglyssna (from Sweden) has earlier releases on Plug Research, Vertical Form and Background. San Francisco-based Sutekh has releases on Soul Jazz, Context, Orthlong Music and many more. Telefon Tel Aviv have just released an album on Hefty Records. This epic track is their first new material since then and features John Herndon (from Tortoise) on drums and was recorded in Chicago last month.

    • Ammon Contact – Barbeque Plate (Last Supper Mix By Telefon Tel Aviv)
    • Ammon Contact – On Bellflower (Remix By Smyglyssna)
    • Ammon Contact – Dragonfruit
    • Ammon Contact – Clover Honey (Weekends 2) Feat. Andreas Renteria And Greg Malone
    • Ammon Contact – All At One Point Feat. Andreas Renteria And Greg Malone
    • 1. Ammon Contact – Barbeque Plate (Last Supper Mix By Telefon Tel Aviv)
    • 2. Ammon Contact – On Bellflower (Remix By Smyglyssna)
    • 4. Ammon Contact – Dragonfruit
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    Studio One DubStudio One DubSoul Jazz Records

    Continuing the Studio 1 Series this album features classic and rare Dub tracks from Studio One, many available for the first time in over thirty years. Studio One Dub includes the dubs of many classic tracks such as Horace Andy’s “Skylarkin”, Johnny Osbourne’s “Truth and Rights”, John Holt’s “Hooligan”, Freddie McGregor’s “Bobby Bobylon” plus many more rare tracks. In short, this is an essential album!

    • Dub Specialist – Bionic Dub
    • Dub Specialist – Take A Ride Version
    • Dub Specialist – Sky Rhythm
    • Dub Specialist – Taurus Dub 2
    • Dub Specialist – Hooligan
    • Dub Specialist – Dub Rock
    • Dub Specialist – Rastaman Version
    • Dub Specialist – Jah Jah Version
    • Dub Specialist – Creator Version
    • Dub Specialist – Running Dub
    • Dub Specialist – Hi Fashion Dub
    • Dub Specialist – Pretty Version
    • Dub Specialist – Race Track Version
    • Dub Specialist – Spawning
    • Dub Specialist – In Cold Blood Version
    • Dub Specialist – Chase Them Version
    • Dub Specialist – Feel The Dub
    KonkThe Sound Of KonkSoul Jazz Records

    KONK were formed in New York in 1980. They played an important part in the link between New York’s Disco scene (Paradise Garage/Loft/Gallery etc) and the New York No Wave/Post-Punk scene (Liquid Liquid, ESG, James White etc). KONK’s pioneering interest in electronic and musical technology also put them at the forefront of the burgeoning worlds of Electro/Hip-Hop and House. Their use of DJ mixes (breaking down a track to it’s individual elements) predated the arrival of samplers and enabled DJs such as Larry Levan to extend their mixes to up to 25 minutes! At the same time KONK would just as likely find themselves on a Bronx mix-tape alongside Bambaata’s "Planet Rock" and Mantronix "Put the Needle to the Groove" with Break-dancing and Body-popping being a regular feature at their live gigs (check out the live version of "Baby Dee"). This compilation brings together the classic KONK recordings in the 1980s from their releases on labels as diverse as Rough Trade, Sleeping Bag, 99 Records, Les Disques Du Crepuscle and Celluloid. As well as being a key group in New York’s Post-Punk dance scene where they regularly played alongside groups such as Liquid Liquid, Bush Tetras, ESG, The Peech Boys and The Lounge Lizards, KONK found favour with DJs such as David Mancuso and the legendary Larry Levan and were one of a select few bands to play at both the Paradise Garage and the Loft. KONK featured in it’s line up members of Jean Michel Basquiat’s band Gray, Sonic Youth and members of Glenn Branca’s ensemble. Founding member Dana Vlcek later went on to work with Francois Kervorkian. KONK were first featured on Soul Jazz Records’ earlier New York Noise alongside Arthur Russell, ESG and Liquid Liquid. This compilation makes available KONK’s left-field Disco classics (many for the first time in twenty years!)

    • Konk – Baby Dee
    • Konk – Love Attack
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    Hu VibrationalBeautiful: Boonghee Music 2Soul Jazz Records

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

    • Hu Vibrational – Joyous
    • Hu Vibrational – Joyful Road
    • Hu Vibrational – We Walk
    • Hu Vibrational – Friends And Gardens (For Don Cherry)
    • Hu Vibrational – Feet On A Beautiful Planet
    • Hu Vibrational – Locomotion
    • Hu Vibrational – Path Of Peace (For Yusef Lateef)
    • Hu Vibrational – Walkabout It
    • Hu Vibrational – Copa Setic Interlude
    • Hu Vibrational – On The Now (For Big Black)
    • Hu Vibrational – In The House
    • Hu Vibrational – Sunkissed
    • Hu Vibrational – Return To Earth
    Sin PalabrasYemayaSoul Jazz Records

    This Yoruba Records release is a heavyweight slice of Deep Latin House featuring the Cuban group Sin Palabras and produced by Osunlade. The AA-side features remix by John Beltran. Since Soul Jazz Records first released Osunlade's Paradigm LP, over two years ago, Osunlade has become one of the most recognised names in dance music and has gone on to work with everyone from Masters at Work to Miss Dynamite."

    • Sin Palabras – Yemaya
    • Sin Palabras – Yemaya (Kemitic Just Remix)
    Studio One SkaStudio One SkaSoul Jazz Records
    Studio One Records and the seminal in-house band The Skatalites both created and defined Ska in the process making Jamaican music famous throughout the world. This compilation features classic vocal and instrumental tracks from The Skatalites, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Delroy Wilson alongside super-rare tracks from the likes of Ken Boothe, The Maytals, Jackie Mittoo, Tommy McCook and many more.
     
    “Ripping Ska compilation. The sound is tremendous as well thanks to Studio One recording techniques - already superior at the birth of Reggae - and Soul Jazz mastering. Nice mix of stomping Skatalites/Tommy McCook instrumentals and vocal tracks from many of the prime exponents of the genre. It's a superior Studio One Ska compilation what's not to like?” The Face
    • Jackie Mittoo – El Bang Bang
    • Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole – Arte Bella
    • The Wailers – (I'm Gonna) Put It On
    • The Skatalites – Addis Ababa
    • Roland Alphonso – President Kennedy
    • Joe Higgs – (I'm The) Song My Enemies Sing
    • The Skatalites – Beardsman Ska
    • Delroy Wilson – I Want Justice
    • Tommy McCook's Orchestra – Sampson
    • The Ethiopians – I'm Gonna Take Over Now
    • Tommy Mccook – Freedom Sounds
    • The Maytals – Marching On
    • The Skatalites – Exodus
    • Rolando Alphonso – Look Away Ska
    • Don Drummond – Don Cosmic
    • Rolando Alphonso – Scambalena
    • Andy & Joey – You're Wondering Now
    Jackie Mittoo & The Soul BrothersLast Train To SkavilleSoul Jazz Records

    Jackie Mittoo is one of the most important artists in the history of Jamaican music. As founding member of the legendary Skatalites, as in-house arranger/producer at Studio One and as a solo artist in his own right leading groups such as The Soul Brothers, Sound Dimension and Soul Vendors.

    These classic and rare recordings were made in the mid-1960s at Studio One. The Soul Brothers bridged the gap between Ska and the arrival of Rocksteady mixing it all up with Funk, Jazz and Latin styles. The Soul Brothers recorded at Studio One between 1965-1967. This was the transitionary period between Ska and Rocksteady where the music was a mixture of Funk, Latin and Jazz sometimes with a reminder of Ska and the hint of Rocksteady.

    The previous era of Ska had been dominated by the Skatalites, the first in-house band at Studio One who created classic hits such as "Guns of Navaronne", "Man in the Street", "El Pussy Cat" and many more. Unfortunately the strong personalities in the group meant that The Skatalites stayed together for less than two years. It was also around this time that the mentally unwell Don Drummond was arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, the dancer Margerita.

    In August 1965, barely a week after the demise of the original Skatalites, The Soul Brothers (featuring ex-Skatalites members Jackie Mittoo, Roland Alphonso, Johnny Moore and Lloyd Brevitt) were up and running as the new house band at Studio One.

    The Soul Brothers were essentially a collective, releasing material under their own name or under a nominal leader (usually Jackie Mittoo or Rolando Alphonso). The group line-up changed over time with Bobby Ellis (trumpet), Bryan Atkinson (bass), Dennis Campbell (Sax), Harry Haughton (guitarist) and Joe Isaacs (drummer) replacing various members alongside the ever present Jackie Mittoo.

    REVIEWS

    "Jackie Mittoo was a true star of Jamaican music; a founder member of The Skatalites, a prolific composer and the keyboard powerhouse behind many a classic tune. His simple, often hypnotic approach, to ska, rocksteady and reggae made him one of the most distinctive sounding musicians of the era."  BBC

    "Jackie Mittoo was one of the great names in Jamaican music, manning the keyboards for the Skatalites, the Soul Vendors, and Sound Dimension-- three of the greatest house bands of the 60s (and I mean anywhere, not just in Jamaica)." PITCHFORK

    • Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Train To Skaville
    • Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – James Bond
    • Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Voodoo Moon
    • Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Ska Shuffle
    • Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Take Ten
    • Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Chicken And Booze
    • Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Honey Pot
    • Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Mr Flint
    • Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Dr. Ring Ding
    • Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Got My Boogaloo
    • Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – From Russia With Love
    • Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Ska-culation
    • Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Home Made
    • Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Sufferer's Choice
    • Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – One Stop
    • Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Hot And Cold
    • 1. Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Train To Skaville
    • 2. Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – James Bond
    • 3. Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Voodoo Moon
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    AmmoncontactBeat Tape PersonalitiesSoul Jazz Records

    As Soul Jazz Records continue to delve into the new electronic music coming out of the U.S. with releases by Kit Clayton and Sutekh on their "Microsolutions to Macro Problems" sub-label, they bring you next Ammoncontact. With previous releases on Prefuse 73's own Eastern Development label, Ammoncontact mix left-field Hip-Hop/Electronica/Deep Jazz to bring you truly classic new electronic music. Ammoncontact are Carlos Nino and Fabian Ammon. This Vinyl EP features 6 songs that were recorded in Los Angeles and features friends such as Daedalus and members of the original Tribe Records in Detroit.

      Joe GibbsRoots, Culture, Djs And the BIrth of DancehallSoul Jazz Records

      Covering Roots, Dub, DJs, Lovers and Dancehall, the latest Reggae release on Soul Jazz music is dedicated to the classic productions of Joe Gibbs. The album is a mixture of classic tracks alongside rare material ­ most of which has never been available outside of Jamaica - all released together for the first time.

      • Nigger Kojak And Liza – Fist To Fist Rub A Dub
      • Culture – See Them A Come
      • Trinity – Kingston Two Rock
      • Junior Murvin – Cool Out Son
      • Joe Gibbs And The Professionals – Chapter 3
      • Joe Tex & U Black – Standardization
      • Mighty Diamonds – Identity
      • Joe Gibbs And The Professionals – Massive Fire
      • Althea – Down Town Thing
      • Culture – Two Sevens Clash
      • Trinity – Three Piece Suit
      • Joe Tex & U Black – Rub-a-dub Evening
      • Mighty Two – Hully Gully Rock
      • Shorty The President – No Peace
      • Dennis Brown – I'm Coming Home
      • Trinity – Starsky and Hutch
      • Joe Gibbs And The Professionals – Stonewall Jackson
      • Snuffy and Wally – Dreader Mafia
      • Bigger T – Million Dollar Plan
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      Helene SmithGot To Be A ManSoul Jazz Records

      2 killer Miami funk tracks on a super-loud 12" single

      with James Knight's killer version of "Save Me" on the B-Side.

      • Helene Smith – You Got To Be A Man
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      Kit ClaytonWhen Cedars FallSoul Jazz Records

      San Francisco electronic/techno pioneer KIT CLAYTON as the first in a series of new electronica releases under the banner “MICROSOLUTIONS FOR MEGA PROBLEMS”. KIT CLAYTON has been releasing music on labels such as Mille Plateaux, Seventh City, Plug Research for the last few years as well as his own Orthlorng Musork label. He is the producer of the current left-field hip-hop faves GOLD CHAINS which is also released on his label in the US. KIT CLAYTON is at the front of a movement of “lap-top” electronic artists such as Herbert, Bola, Sutekh, Pole etc. These two tracks are firmly in the electronic dance field and have been specially recorded for Soul Jazz Records.

      • Kit Clayton – Humbaba
      • Kit Clayton – Enkidu
      Studio One ScorcherSoul Jazz Records

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

      Heavy, heavy tunes! Studio One instrumentals are the foundation of Reggae. These rhythm tracks became the basis for all Dancehall as countless artists and producers re-versioned these classic Studio One instrumentals.

      REVIEWS:

      " sheer volume of output from Studio One is astonishing, combined with the fact that the quality of the recordings never seem to diminish. These instrumentals touch on ska, rocksteady, dub, and begin to hint at the reggae sound of the late '70s. Each instrumental is perfect and has the feel that it could hardly be improved upon. Soul Jazz has once again put together a wonderfully rounded collection of music from Studio One". All Music

      "I think if a nuclear family could have a soundtrack, ours would be the Soul Jazz comp Studio One: Scorcher. I wouldn't say it's the best record ever made, but if I heard it every single day for the rest of my life, I'd be 100% cool with it." DJ

      "Compilation of essential & rare Studio One instrumentals" Hard Wax

      "Studio One Scorcher is the latest of these, collecting instrumental tracks spanning the years from the late-'60s rocksteady vogue through the onset of dancehall and digital rhythms in the early 80s featuring The Skatalites, trombonist Don Drummond, Pablove Black and others." Billboard 

      Comes as Triple LP + download code, CD, Digital album.

      • The Skatalites – Coconut Rock
      • Cedric Im Brooks & The Sound Dimension – Mun-Dun-Gu
      • Tommy Mccook, Richard Ace, The Skatalites & Disco Height – Shockers Rock
      • Soul Vendors – Ringo Rock
      • Jackie Mittoo & Ernest Ranglin – Jericho Skank
      • New Establishment – The People Skanking
      • Karl Bryan & The Afrokats – Money Generator
      • Lester Sterling – Afrikaan Beat
      • Sound Dimension – Heavy Rock
      • Sugar Belly – In Cold Blood
      • Don Drummond & The Skatalites – Heavenless
      • Soul Bros. – Bugaloo
      • Vin Gordon – Red Blood
      • Pablove Black – Push Pull
      • Jackie Mittoo & Brentford Rockers – Sidewalk Doctor
      • Liberation Group – Namibia
      • Brentford Road All Stars – Last Call
      • Soul Defenders – Still Calling
      • Karl Bryan & Count Ossie – Black Up
      • 1. The Skatalites – Coconut Rock
      • 2. Cedric Im Brooks & The Sound Dimension – Mun-Dun-Gu
      • 3. Tommy Mccook, Richard Ace, The Skatalites & Disco Height – Shockers Rock
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      OsunladeBeloved (Remixes)Soul Jazz Records

      Osunlade is the New York Deep House artist who runs his own Yoruba Records in New York. He is also a priest in the African-based religion Ife. This 12" features three brand new remixes of the track "Beloved" which originally appeared on the album "Paradigm" released by Soul Jazz earlier in the year. The track has been completely reworked with remixes by Osunlade himself as well as two other latin tinged deep house mixes from the US (mixed by Saint) and Puerto Rico (mixed by Oruga). Since the album "Paradigm", Osunlade has been busy remixing material for Compost, Talkin Loud, Versatile, Far Out and a host of other labels. This is his first new release on Soul Jazz since the album "Paradigm". The track is already being played by the likes of Gilles Peterson, Kenny Dope, Ross Allen and others.

        Studio One DJ'sSoul Jazz Records

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

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

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

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

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

        Sand's second album "Still Born Alive" is now released. Sand's music mixes Cinematic/Electronic/ Dance/Techno/Funk elements to create their own sound. Sand musically walk the line between different worlds. They have played with, on the one hand, dance artists such as Robert Hood, Patrick Pulsinger, Andy Weatherall and Carl Craig and on the other hand with groups such as God Speed You Black Emperor, Squarepusher , Add N to X and ESG. Sand play diverse live events. They have performed on stage with the Karas Dance Company in Tokyo (where they played onstage with, amongst other things, goats, chickens, cows and rabbits!), and live at the Vienna Opera House with techno ace Patrick Pulsinger. Sand's music has been described as cinematic musical soundscapes. They are currently performing at a number of Cinemas in the UK (see flyer) with a series of interactive films by independent film-makers commisioned for this event. Film-makers include Chris Newby, Alison Murray and Clio Barnard. Sand band members are Tim Wright, John Richards, Hilary Jeffrey, Neil Griffith and Rowan Oliver. The group was formed in 1998 and are based in Birmingham. Their record releases are as follows: "Hello Mrs Apple" 1998 (Satellite Records)12" "Displane" 1999 (Satellite Records)12" "Beautiful People Are Evil" 2000 (Satellite Records)CD "Bromide Fist" 2001 (Satellite Records)12" "Still Born Alive" Jan 2002 (Satellite Records)CD

        • Sand – Airlock
        Studio One SoulSoul Jazz Records

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

        • Leroy Sibbles – Express Yourself
        • Norma Fraser – Respect
        • Leroy Sibbles – Groove Me
        • Sound Dimension – Time Is Tight
        • The Heptones – Message From A Black Man
        • Otis Gayle – I'll Be Around
        • Jerry Jones – Still Water
        • Sound Dimension – Soulful Strut
        • Richard Ace – Can't Get Enough
        • The Eternals – Queen Of The Minstrels
        • Ken Parker – How Strong
        • Ken Boothe – Set Me Free
        • Senior Soul – Is It Because I'm Black
        • Jackie Mittoo – Deeper And Deeper
        • Willie Williams – No One Can Stop Us
        Nu Yorica Roots!The Rise of Latin Music in New York in the 1960sSoul Jazz Records

        New edition of long-out-of-print Soul Jazz bomb of non-stop killer 60s Latin! Comes with extensive sleevenotes charting the rise in Latin music in New York in the 1960s and wicked photographs and artwork of Izzy Sanabria, New York latin's graphic design genius. First CD copies come with limited edition 4 postcard exact reproduction poster set, double vinyl comes on deluxe gatefold with full sleevenotes. Out now!

        Nu Yorica Roots! is the third release in Soul Jazz Records Nu Yorica! series and focuses on New York Latin music in the 1960s. Featuring dancefloor classics such as Tito Puente's 'Oye Coma Va' and Joe Cuba's 'I'll Never Go Back To Georgia' through to the original Afro-Cuban sounds of Machito and Mongo Santamaria alongside the experimentalism of Eddie Palmieri's 'My Spiritual Indian' and Ray Baretto's 'Acid', Nu Yorica Roots! covers all aspects of Latin music. Mixing elements of Latin, Funk, R'n'B and Jazz in equal doses the sound of Latin music in the 1960s that grew out of Spanish Harlem signalled the arrival of a new style of music as much influenced by the sound of Black America as by it's Cuban roots. The album contains many classic as well as rare tracks from all the masters of Latin music such as Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Machito, Ray Barretto, Joe Bataan etc alongside unknown gems. Nu Yorica Roots! tells the story of the development of Latin music in the 1960s from the Mambo through to Bugalu, Latin Jazz and other styles such as Latin Soul. From the original giants of the Mambo - Machito, Tito Puente and Tito Rodriguez through to the second wave of young artists such as Joe Bataan, Ray Baretto and Eddie Palmieri that arrived in the sixties. Nu Yorica Roots! is a comprehensive guide to the development of Latin music in New York City. The LP comes on DJ friendly double vinyl and the CD comes with extensive sleeve notes, photos and booklet

        REVIEWS:

         "Excellent latin party tunes from 60's New York" MIXMAG

        "An essential collection of classic latin from the sixties" OBSERVER

        "Real melting pot stuff. An adrenaline-packed hour of classic latin" Q

        "Third installment in Soul Jazz's superb Nu Yorica series. This rocks the latino block in style!" MUZIK

        "A must for fans of latin music" MUSICWEEK

        • Ray Barretto – Together
        • Tito Puente – Oye Como Va
        • Tito Rodriguez – Descarga Cachao
        • Ray Barretto – Acid
        • Harvey Averne – The Word
        • Joe Cuba – El Pito
        • Mongo Santamaria – Druma Kuyi
        • Machito – Tanga
        • Eddie Palmieri – My Spritiual Indian
        • Arsenio Rodriguez – Se Forno El Bochinche
        • Tito Puente – Tito On Timbales
        • Tito Rodriguez – Mama Guela
        • Orchestra Harlow – Horsin' Up
        • Eddie Palmieri – Que Suene La Orquesta
        • Sabu Martinez – The Oracle
        • Joe Bataan – Riot
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        BellNumbersSoul Jazz Records

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

        • Bell – Potential Analogue Dependency
        • Bell – 500 Horses
        • Bell – Hotel November
        • Bell – New World Order
        • Bell – Circumstances Surrounding The Mysterious Death Of Harold Kenrick
        • Bell – Computer
        • Bell – King Monkey
        • Bell – Disco Belle
        • Bell – Dance To The Beat
        • Bell – S-Pulse
        300% DynamiteSka, Soul, Rocksteady, Funk and Dub in JamaicaSoul Jazz Records

        Even more platters that matter from the island of Jamaica !

        Wayne Smith's classic "Sleng Teng", Sister Nancy's "Bam Bam", Byron Lee, Augustus Pablo, Lee Perry, ultra rare Jackie Mittoo and Shark Wilson tracks and many more !

        If you've got 100% and 200% then simply buy 300% for more listening pleasure. And if you haven't got 100% or 200% then why haven't you? Third installment in the immensely popular Dynamite series and, as you'd expect, it's packed with top tunes from the cream of Jamaica's producers and artists. Here you'll find super heavy reggae funk from the likes of Shark Wilson, Randy's Allstars, Lee Perry and Jackie Mittoo (whose track 'Jackie's Theme' has never previously been released), ska from Toots and The Maytals and Prince Buster, rocksteady from Byron Lee and Hopeton Lewis, classic dancehall killers from Wayne Smith and Sister Nancy, roots from Johnny Clarke and Augustus Pablo, calypso from Lloyd Price and a sweet reggae version of Al Green's soul classic 'Here I Am Baby'. "It's all here! Ska, Rocksteady, Funk, Dub.

        "As high quality as it gets" Q

        "NO. 2 COMPILATION OF THE YEAR. A third slicing of vintage reggae, ska and rocksteady from the brilliant Soul Jazz, ranking highly in our faves of 99" TIME OUT

        "NO. 4 COMPILATION OF THE YEAR" NME

        "Who'd have thought a Ska and Reggae mix would become one of the most acclaimed compilations of the year" MIXMAG

        "Absolutely fantastic quality compilation series" SELECT

        • – Shark Wilson & The Basement Heaters - Make It Raggae
        • – Althea & Donna - Uptown Top Rankin
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