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    Studio One SupremeSoul Jazz Records

    By the 1970s Studio One and Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd had already proved himself to be the defining force in Reggae for almost two decades. From running the Downbeat sound system on the lawns and yards of Kingston in the late 1950s to opening Studio One at 13 Brentford Road at the start of the 1960s, ushering in Ska and Rocksteady and establishing the careers of most of Jamaica’s artists – everyone from Bob Marley and The Wailers, Ken Boothe, Toots and The Maytals, The Skatalites, Jackie Mittoo and more – Clement Dodd had until this point dominated the Jamaican musical world.

    And yet, incredibly, Clement Dodd was barely half way through his musical path, maintaining Studio One’s number one position in the Jamaican music scene throughout the 1970s with a combination of musical and creative innovation and an endless capacity to adapt and create new musical fashions. By the end of the 1970s Dancehall had become the defining sound on the island. Dancehall was essentially a tribute by other Jamaican producers and artists to the classic music of Studio One created in the 1960s as young artists across the island created new songs, while musicians recreated these original classic foundation Studio One rhythms. As on other occasions, Clement Dodd rose to this new musical challenge by producing a whole new era of classics for Studio One.

    The roots of Dancehall begin with the DJs of the early 1970s, who were the first to sing new material over earlier classic rhythms. Early DJ pioneers such as Dillinger and Prince Jazzbo both feature here toasting over classic songs - The Mad Lad’s Ten to One and The Eternals’ Queen of the Minstrel. But it is the new wave of artists who arrived at Studio One at the onset of Dancehall which enabled Studio One to maintain its number one status as the whole of Kingston’s rival music producers – Channel One, Joe Gibbs and many others – attempted to challenge this position.

    Sugar Minott, Michigan and Smiley, Willie Williams, Lone Ranger had all grown up listening to the classic Studio One music of the 1960s and were able to pay the greatest compliment to the label by creating the defining new music of this new era with songs that combined all the musical and technological developments of the 1970s – dub, deejaying, discomixes, syndrums, synthesizers and more – into the sound of the future: Dancehall.

    Throughout this era Clement Dodd also continued to work with a number of original and returning artists – such as Alton Ellis, Horace Andy, Freddie McGregor, Johnny Osbourne – updating old rhythms and creating new ones while employing the in-house band variously known as The Brentford All-Stars/Rockers/Disco Set to update these sounds in order to maintain Studio One’s number one position as the defining force in Reggae.

    This is Soul Jazz Records’ latest new collection of classic and rare Studio One recordings and is released on triple LP (+ download code), deluxe CD and digital album.

    • Johnny Osbourne & The Prophets – Keep That Light
    • Dillinger – Natty Ten To One
    • Lone Ranger – Natty Dread On The Go
    • Prince Jazzbo – Minstral
    • Johnny Osbourne – Jah Promise
    • Freddie McGregor – Wine Of Violence
    • Papa Michigan and General Smiley – Compliment To Studio One
    • Willie Williams – Easy
    • Lone Ranger – Quarter Pound Of Ishen
    • Alton Ellis – A Fool
    • Jackie Mittoo & Brentford All Stars – In Cold Blood
    • Jim Nastic – Chanting
    • Brentford Rockers – Bushmaster
    • The Gladiators & Brentford Disco Set – Happy Man
    • Dub Specilaist – Still Dubbing
    • Sugar Minott – Jah A Love You
    • Horace Andy – Show and Tell
    • Freddie McGregor – Rastaman Camp
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    NEW EDITION Freedom, Rhythm and Sound BOOKBy Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Records

    Large format (12" x 12") plexi-bound deluxe book, 180 page, 100s of killer sleeves!

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    Soul Jazz Records are proud to present this amazing collection of sleeves from the deepest, deepest jazz music ever - compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records).

    This is a unique collection of cover artwork of revolutionary jazz music between 1965-83. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and the civil rights movement of the 1960s loom large as self-determination, economic power and musical freedom led to jazz artists finding new paths – both musical and economic.

    Years before the D-I-Y cultural revolution of punk, Sun Ra, John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, the Art Ensemble of Chicago and others ‘took control’ of their own work by recording, releasing and distributing their own music themselves.

    The record sleeves of this era are as iconic and historically unique as the music itself and a striking reflection of the time; pre-desktop publishing, pre-internet these small-run (sometimes as low as 500 copies), self-made sleeves are graphically bold and radical.

    ‘Freedom, Rhythm and Sound’ is the first ever collection of this fascinating goldmine of album art, which represents the first wave of inspired independent production within popular music.

    ‘Freedom, Rhythm and Sound’ includes a large introduction contextualising the music and artwork as well as features on many of the people involved. Alongside the musicians mentioned above these include Rashied Ali, Steve Reid, Mary Lou Williams, Horace Tapscott, Lloyd McNeil, Tribe, The Last Poets, The Pharoahs, Philip Cohran, Black Artists Group and many others.



      Soul of A Nation: Afro-Centric Visions in the Age of Black PowerSoul Jazz Records

      This album coincides with the massive new exhibition Soul of A Nation - Art in the Age of Black Power at Tate Modern, London.


      Watch Channel 4 news piece here

      Read Guardian feature here

      The album shows how the ideals of the civil rights movement, black power and black nationalism influenced the evolvement of radical African-American music in the United States of America in the intensely political and revolutionary period at the end of the 1960s following the assassinations of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and the rise of the Black Panther party.

      Featuring groundbreaking artists such as Gil Scott-Heron, Roy Ayers, Don Cherry, Oneness of Juju, Sarah Webster Fabio, Horace Tapscott, Phil Ranelin and many others, Soul of A Nation shows how political themes led to the rise of ‘conscious’ black music as new afro-centric styles combined the musical radicalism and spirituality of John Coltrane and radical avant-garde jazz music alongside the intense funk and soul of James Brown and Aretha Franklin and the urban poetry and proto-rap of the streets.

      The Soul of a Nation exhibition draws on the links between Black art forms – art, music, poetry - and how they came together during the civil rights and black power era as part of the wider black arts movement across the United States.

      Iconic African-Amercian revolutionary figures such as Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Angela Davis, John Coltrane, Muhammad Ali all appear in the radical artworks of Barkley L. Hendricks, Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Lorraine O’Grady and Betye Saar.

      Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records) will appear with the curators on the panel of Jazz for Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power discussion at the gallery as part of the show. You can book a ticket for this event here

      The Soul of a Nation album comes with extensive sleeve-notes and exclusive photography in a large 36-page outsize booklet and slipcase. Double gatefold vinyl album edition comes with full colour inners + bonus download code and includes full sleeve-notes/photography.

      Read More Reviews of the Soul of A Nation Exhibition:

      Independent

      Time Out

      The Telegraph

      Frieze

      BBC News

      • Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
      • Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry – Sounds From The Bush
      • Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Red, Black and Green
      • Philip Cohran and The Artistic Heritage Ensemble – Malcolm X
      • Sarah Webster Fabio – Sweet Songs
      • Phil Ranelin – Vibes From The Tribe
      • Horace Tapscott with the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra – Desert Fairy Princess
      • David McKnight – Strong Men
      • Joe Henderson – Black Narcissus
      • Oneness Of Juju – African Rhythms
      • Doug Carn – Suratal Ihklas
      • Duke Edwards and The Young Ones – Is It Too Late ?
      • Carlos Garnett – Mother Of The Future
      • 1. Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
      • 2. Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry – Sounds From The Bush
      • 3. Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Red, Black and Green
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      Count Ossie & The Rasta FamilyMan From Higher HeightsSoul Jazz Records

      This album is a strictly 1000-copies only worldwide digitally remastered exact repro LP+ download code. Also available as a very limited Japanese card sleeve edition CD - first copies only! Also digital album.

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      Soul Jazz Records are releasing Count Ossie and The Rasta Family’s long lost reggae album ‘Man From Higher Heights’ (originally released in 1983), digitally remastered and with full original artwork.

      This release follows on from the earlier release of Count Ossie and The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari ‘Tales of Mozambique’ (1975) also by Soul Jazz Records.

      Recorded in Kingston, Jamaica, somewhere between the last Mystic Revelation album and the 1983 official release of ‘Man From Higher Heights’ it remains unclear whether this album is a mixture of original recordings overlayed with additional players, or Ossie’s post-Mystic Revelation players remaining true to the spirit of Count Ossie (who had died in a car crash in 1976).

      Either way it is a fascinating and successful blend of heavyweight Rastafarian roots rhythms and drumming alongside deep jazz improvisation and tripped out psychedelic fuzz guitar.

      The album was first released in 1983 on the British label VIsta Sounds with no mention of the line-up of the group. It has been out of print for over 30 years and remains one of the most mysterious of all releases relating to Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari.

      Count Ossie is the central character in the development of Rastafarian roots music, an almost mythical and iconic figure. His importance in bringing Rastafarian music to a populist audience is matched only by Bob Marley’s promotion of the faith internationally in the 1970s.

      Count Ossie’s drummers made the first ever song to integrate Rastafarian traditional music into popular music - The Folkes Brothers’ song ‘Oh Carolina’, recorded for producer Prince Buster in 1959. In 1966 his drummers greeted the arrival of Haile Selassie at Kingston airport. His Rastafarian compound in the hills of Wareika, Kingston, hosted jam sessions between his drummers and Jamaica’s finest musicians, Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond, Johnny Moore and others.

      Count Ossie and the Group’s Man From Higher Heights remains one of the most elusive of his highly progressive Rastafarian inspired recordings, the final release in Count Ossie’s career.

      Also available:

      Count Ossie and The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari – Tales of Mozambique (SJR LP/CD235)

      Rastafari – The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 (SJR LP/CD312)

      • – Africa We Want Fe Go
      • – Cruisng Down The Line
      • – Misfits
      • – Crossing River Jordan
      • – Mystic Memories
      • – Drums For Wise Man
      • – Chanting Higher Heights
      Venezuela 70 : Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American EarthSoul Jazz Records

      Soul Jazz Records’ new Venezuela 70 is the first-ever album of its kind to take a look at the groundbreaking experimental rock music made in Venezuela and created in the 1970s – during a time when the country was both a modern cultural and economic powerhouse in Latin America on account of wealth from its vast oil supplies. 

      Venezuela lies at the northern part of South America, with neighbouring Colombia to its west and Brazil to its south. The north coast borders the Caribbean.

      Whilst much of 1960s Venezuelan rock music emulated British and USA styles, the 1970s saw the evolution of a new generation of creative artists such as Vytas Brenner, Angel Rada, Pablo Schneider and Miguel Angel Fuster, who all explored the possibilities of mixing together rock with elements of electronica, funk, jazz, latin rhythms simultaneously exploring their links with Venezuelan roots music, creating a new sound which blended a multitude of new and old world influences, uniquely Venezuelan.

      These Venezuelan artists looked to the future while exploring their country’s own musical heritage to create a new cultural identity. Similarities can be drawn with then contemporary movements around the world such as the Trópicalia and post-Trópicalia 1970s scene in Brazil of Os Mutantes, Novos Baianos, Secos e Molhados (all of which feature on Soul Jazz Records’ earlier Brazil 70).

      A similar parallel can be made in Europe with the experimental German groups of the 1970s (Can, Amon Duul, Harmonia, Neu all featured on Soul Jazz Records’ Deutsche Electronische Musik) who deconstructed and reconstructed the links between rock music and electronics to define a new German cultural identity.

      Most of these artists featured on Venezuela 70 remain practically unknown outside of Venezuela’s borders and yet their progressive forward-thinking music is some of the most sophisticated in the world – a stunning ‘melting pot’ mix of underground rock, synthetic electronics, funk, jazz and Latin American rhythms all of which explored new sounds and broke down musical boundaries to create a distinct and unique Venezuelan music and cultural identity.

      • Vytas Brenner – Araguaney
      • Pablo Schneider – Amor En Llamas
      • Un Dos Tres y Fuera – Machu Picchu
      • Miguel Angel Fuster – Polvo Lunar
      • Angel Rada – Basheeba
      • Fernando Yvosky – Barcos De Papel
      • Un Dos Tres y Fuera – Son De Tambor y San Juan
      • Vytas Brenner – Bang-Going-Gone
      • Aldemaro Romero y Su Onda Nueva – Irene
      • Miguel Angel Fuster – Dame De Comer
      • Un Dos Tres y Fuera – San Juan, Tambor y Fuera
      • Ofrenda Vytas Brenner – Caracas Para Locos
      • Grupo C.I.M. – Joropo No. 1
      • Angel Rada – Panico a Las 5am
      • Apocalipsis – Ayudame a Encontrar Mi Camino
      • Miguel Angel Fuster – La Quema De Judas
      Betty HarrisThe Lost Queen Of New Orleans SoulSoul Jazz Records

      Betty Harris’ The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul features all of her classic deep soul, sister funk and northern soul songs recorded in New Orleans in the 1960s - all written, produced and arranged by the legendary Allen Toussaint, and featuring the cream of New Orleans musicians and the incredible Meters.

      All of these singles featured here were released on Allen Toussaint and his business partner Marshall Sehorn’s local New Orleans label Sansu, widely distributed in the southern city but in only limited quantities elsewhere. As a consequence, Betty Harris’ music failed to achieve the commercial success of other New Orleans artists such as Lee Dorsey (who she recorded with) and The Meters (who backed her). And so at the end of the decade she stopped recording, retired from the music business to raise her family in Florida.

      This is no reflection of the stunning musical quality of all these songs which encompass everything from southern soul, heavy funk, deep soul ballads and northern soul. Betty Harris has been a cornerstone of Soul Jazz Records’ New Orleans Funk and New Orleans Soul compilations. 

      Always soulful and always funky, Betty Harris’ music contains the essence of New Orleans music. She is the Lost Soul Queen of New Orleans. 

      This collection is released on CD, heavyweight gatefold double LP vinyl (+ download code) and digital and comes complete with full biography, original label artwork.

      To coincide with this album New Orleans legend Betty Harris  will in the new year be performing two rare live UK shows at the 100 Club, London on Feb 17,2017 and Band on the Wall, Manchester on Feb 18, 2017.

      • Betty Harris – There's A Break In The Road
      • Betty Harris – 12 Red Roses
      • Betty Harris – Mean Man
      • Betty Harris – I'm Gonna Git Ya
      • Betty Harris – Ride Your Pony
      • Betty Harris – Show It
      • Betty Harris – I Don't Wanna Hear It
      • Betty Harris – Bad Luck
      • Betty Harris – Hook, Line 'n' Sinker
      • Betty Harris – Lonely Hearts
      • Betty Harris – What A Sad Feeling
      • Betty Harris – What'd I Do Wrong
      • Betty Harris – Trouble With My Lover
      • Betty Harris – Sometime
      • Betty Harris – I'm Evil Tonight
      • Betty Harris – Nearer To You
      • Betty Harris – All I Want Is You
      New York Noise 2016 EditionSoul Jazz Records

      This is the new edition of Soul Jazz Records’ long out of print first New York Noise collection, Dance Music From The New York Underground 1978-82.

      This new 2016 edition features classic New York post-punk, punk funk and no wave tracks from Arthur Russell/Dinosaur L, James White and the Contortions, The Theoretical Girls, Mars, Konk, Material, Bush Tetras, Lizzy Mercier Descloux as well as new tracks by Alan Vega (Suicide), Chain Gang and Implog.

      • The Dance – Do Dada
      • The Contortions – Contort Yourself
      • Theoretical Girls – You Got Me
      • Konk – Elephant
      • Mars – Helen Fordsdale
      • Dinoaur L – Clean On Your Bean #1
      • Chain Gang – Son Of Sam
      • Arto / Neto – Pini, Pini
      • Bush Tetras – Too Many Creeps
      • Alan Vega – Bye Bye Bayou
      • Mars – 3E
      • Konk – Baby Dee
      • Lizzy Mercier Descloux – Wawa
      • Material – Reduction
      • Bush Tetras – Can't Be Funky
      • impLOG – Breakfast
      Space, Energy and LightSoul Jazz Records

      Soul Jazz Records’ new Space, Energy and Light is a collection of music by early electronic and synthesizer pioneers (from the 1960s through the 1970s), mid-1970s proto-new age gurus and 1980s guerrilla D-I-Y cassette-era electronic artists, spanning in total over a near 30-year time frame. All of these artists used electronic advancements in music technology as a means of exploring not only space and the idea of the future, but also of looking inwards to the soul and of creating music in harmony with the natural world.

      From computer software and hardware experimentalists and sound pioneers such as Laurie Spiegel and Kevin Braheny, as well as Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Company – the first synthesizer ensemble created in collaboration with Robert Moog – through to musique concrète experimentation, the album shows how technological advancements and creative artistic expression often went hand in hand.

      In the mid-1970s artists Steven Halpern and Iaxos were instrumental in creating proto-new age music, experimenting in both the healing properties of sound and its relationship with the natural world. These artists also pioneered a new self-contained and underground D-I-Y approach to music, creating their own record labels, forming new distribution networks (with albums sold in meditation centres, health food stores and ashrams) far away from the commercialism of the mainstream music industry. In the early 1980s after the revolution of punk, these D-I-Y attitudes and ideas appeared once more in the growth of the distinctly anti-commercial and underground cassette-only careers of artists such as Germany’s Stratis and Carl Matthews in Britain.

      This album is available as a heavyweight triple vinyl album (plus download code), CD and digital release. Artwork includes some of the earliest photography of the Plieades star cluster dating from the 1880s.

      • J.B. Banfi – Gang (For The Rock Industry)
      • Michael Garrison – To The Other Side Of The Sky
      • Iasos – Lueena Coast
      • Carl Matthews – As Above, So Below
      • Tim Blake – Midnight
      • Stratis – By Water
      • Laurie Spiegel – Improvisation On A 'Concerto Generator'
      • Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Company – Ceres Motion
      • Michael Stearns – In The Beginning
      • Beverly Glenn-Copeland – Ever New
      • Richard Pinhas – Variations VII Sur Le Thème Des Bene Gesserit
      • Tod Dockstader – Piece #1
      • Kevin Braheny – Ancient Stars
      • Steven Halpern – Starborn Suite (Part 1)
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      Africans With Mainframes (Hieroglyphic Being and Noleian Reusse)K.M.T.Soul Jazz Records

      "A devastating album of epic dancefloor rituals and visions from Jamal Moss (Hieroglyphic Being) and Noleian Reusse in their prized Africans With Mainframes guise, amounting to their most substantial and impressive collection." BOOMKAT

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      This album is available as a very limited 1000 double-LP (+download) and 1000- tip-on hard Japanese gatefold card style CD, digital album all designed by the artist Paolo Parisi.

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      Jamal Moss, aka Hieroglyphic Being, returns for a new second album on Soul Jazz Records, after last year’s debut The Acid Documents. this time under the name Africans with Mainframes.

      Hieroglyphic Being and fellow Chicago producer Noleian Reusse have been releasing music under the name Africans with Mainframes for over 15 years now, ever since their debut on Hieroglyphic Being’s own Mathematics Recordings label in 2005. ‘K.M.T.’ is the debut album from the group, a collage of apocalyptic Chicago acid meets industrial and transcendental post-house machine funk. 

      Both intense and unique, the album of forward-thinking, experimental, boundary-pushing Afro-futurist electronic music shows why Hieroglyphic Being is regarded as one of the most serious purveyors of experimental black music today. You can't stop the prophet!

      Born and based in Chicago, Moss’s music embodies two of the cultural foundation blocks of the city’s musical lineage; that of Chicago’s original Acid House sound (c. 1986), that of Frankie Knuckles, Phuture, Marshall Jefferson et al, alongside a rigorous experimental sound searching that taps into the cosmic musical lineage of pioneering artist Sun Ra whose Arkestra landed and was based in the city from 1946-61.

      Similarly his relationship to Chicago’s original acid house pioneers of the late 80s is no hyperbole. Originally mentored by artist/producers Adonis and Steve Pointdexter, Moss also now runs his own Mathematics label which has released music by foundation acid house pioneers Lil’ Louis, Adonis and many others. To quote Moss, ‘I am the last of the line of producers directly influenced by Ron Hardy (the pioneering acid house DJ) at the Music Box.’

      Moss grew up in the south side of Chicago. After being thrown out of the home of his adoptive parents, he then spent three years homeless living on the streets of Chicago, living a nocturnal existence as a gigolo in Chicago’s alternative clubs. He began his career as a DJ at the pioneering Liquid Love parties at Chi-town’s legendary Power House (home of Ron Hardy’s MusicBox) around 1989.

      What clearly defines Moss’s music is that while sometimes pushing the limits of sound to an ear-splitting dimension of experimentation and DIY-electronics – the music is always clearly a progression of the lineage of black music. In the words of fellow Chicagoans, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, it is simply ‘Great Black Music.’ And yet in this uniquely defined sound, Moss somehow manages to draw into this world elements of industrial music, German electronic music (Cluster, Harmonia etc), Detroit’s sci-fi techno artists (Atkins, Saunderson, Craig) and more.

      • – Anachronistic
      • – Hierachical
      • – Book Of Gatis
      • – Negroid Spinx
      • – Qustal Artifacts
      • – Naqada
      • – K.M.T.
      • – Meroitic Script
      Tee MacNight Illusion (1980)Soul Jazz Records

      Soul Jazz Records’ are releasing Tee Mac’s ‘Night Illusion’, a lost classic Nigerian Afro soul meets disco boogie funk album originally released in Nigeria in 1980. Impossibly hard to find, the record remains practically unknown outside of Nigeria.

      Tee Mac Omatshola Iseli is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger and features on Soul Jazz Records’ recent collection Nigeria Soul Fever – Afro Funk Disco and Boogie alongside Joni Haastrup, Christy Essien and others, as well as on a recent compilation ‘Nepa Oh Nepa’ (released on Hot Casa earlier this year). 

      The timelessness of this soulful, ground-breaking funk jazz lost masterpiece ‘Night Illusion’ leads to comparisons with James Mason’s legendary lost classic album Rhythm of Life, with his unique individualism and intensity hinting at the boogie funk of groups such as Mass Production and Slave so loved by artists such as Moodyman and Theo Parrish.  While Fela Kuti is now a cultural icon of Nigerian music throughout the world, the recent crossover success of William Onyeabor shows just how much undiscovered Nigerian music remains waiting to be explored outside of the country.

      Tee Mac was born in Lagos, the son of a Nigerian princess and a Swiss diplomat. He picked up the flute at age 7 and ten years later was studying classical musical in Switzerland under his uncle the composer J.J. Direndirger. Returning to Lagos, Nigeria in 1970 he formed the heavyweight afro rock group Tee Mac and Afro Collection (which included Johnny Haastrup on keyboards and The Lijadu Sisters on vocals). This band was famously joined by the legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker who came to Nigeria to play with them in 1971 (captured in the film Ginger Baker in Africa).

      At age 24, Tee Mac moved to Germany where he co-wrote and recorded the European disco group Silver Convention (whose ‘Fly Robin Fly’ became number one in the USA charts). 

      Tee Mac continues to live in Lagos today and travels the world as a composer – one of whose pieces is The City of Mer Kailash (2009), a two-hour ballet featuring over 60 dancers and a 100+ piece orchestra.

      Soul Jazz Records are releasing this lost classic Nigerian album as a strictly limited-edition 1000 copies worldwide exact-replica artwork reproduction LP (+ sleevenotes + free download), CD and digital album.

      • – Living Everyday
      • – Struggle
      • – Talk To Me
      • – Hit Hit
      • – Night Illusion
      • – A Certain Way To Go
      • – Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo
      Nigeria Soul Fever - Afro Funk, Disco and BoogieSoul Jazz Records

      Soul Jazz Records’ new Nigeria Soul Fever is their first release to explore the vast wealth of Nigerian music recorded in the 1970s. The new album comes with introductory sleevenotes by Bill Brewster (author of Last Night A DJ Saved My Life).

      Packed-full with Afro-Funk, Disco and Boogie all from Nigeria, this triple album/double CD set brings together a stunning collection of diverse West African sounds. Whilst a small handful of the artists featured (Joni Haastrup, Tee Mac, Christy Essien) have seen the light of day outside Africa, this is essentially a collection of killer tracks by an array of artists completely unknown outside of Nigeria. 

      Artists such as Don Bruce & The Angels, Akin Richards & The Executives, Angela Starr, Jimmy Sherry & The Music Agents. It’s no surprise that these records are extremely rare and expensive to buy individually so this album will save you going broke trying to find them.

      These recordings were made at a time when Nigeria’s trade restrictions banned imported records. Whilst new musical trends (such as American soul, funk, disco etc) entered and influenced the country, the local music scene remained just that – local. Consequently, these recordings remain practically unknown to anyone outside of the country.

      Nigeria Soul Fever is released as triple-album vinyl + download, double-CD digi-pack and digital download. This album follows on from Soul Jazz Records’ 1960s collection Nigeria Freedom Sounds, released last month, and will be followed by the reissue of the incredibly rare and groovy Nigerian 1980 disco boogie funk album Tee Mac’s Night Illusion.

      "Excellent new soul jazz compilation Nigeria Soul Fever: Afrofunk, Disco And Boogie: West African Disco Mayhem!" THE GUARDIAN

      READ Guardian top 10 Nigerian Disco full feature here


      • Joni Haastrup – Free My People
      • Christy Essien – You Can't Change A Man
      • Akin Richards & The Executives – Afrikana Disco
      • Tee Mac – Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
      • Joni Haastrup – Greetings
      • Don Bruce and The Angels – Ocheche (Happy Song)
      • Benis Cletin – Get Up and Dance
      • Colomach – Enoviyin
      • Joni Haastrup – Do The Funkro
      • Tee Mac featuring Marjorie Barnes – Living Everyday
      • Arakatula – Mr Been To
      • Angela Starr – Disco Dancing
      • Joni Haastrup – Wake Up Your Mind
      • Jimmy Sherry & The Musik Agents – Nwaeze
      • Benis Cletin – Soul Fever
      • Arakatula – Wake Up Africa
      • 1. Joni Haastrup – Free My People
      • 2. Christy Essien – You Can't Change A Man
      • 3. Akin Richards & The Executives – Afrikana Disco
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      Nigeria Freedom Sounds ! Popular Music and The Birth Of Independent Nigeria 1960-63Soul Jazz Records

      Soul Jazz Records’ new Nigeria Freedom Sounds! features a stunning selection of material spotlighting the vibrant musical scene in Nigeria at the start of the 1960s. With a wealth of musical and cultural history and newly independent from Britain, Nigerian music during this era was complex, diverse and forward-thinking, with musicians as excited in exploring their country’s own musical lineage with styles such as Juju and Apala as they were in adapting and absorbing outside influences such as Ghanaian Highlife, Caribbean Calypsos and Mambo and more.

      This album features many of the defining artists of this time who helped shape the Nigerian musical scene. Artists include I.K. Dairo and his Blue Spots, Haruna Ishola and his Group, E.C. Arinze, Sammy Akpabot and His All Stars, Godwin Omobuwa and his Soundmakers, Ganiyu Kale and His Guinea Mambo Orchestra and many more.

      Few nations on earth are as diverse as Nigeria, and the wide assortment of Nigerian music styles collected on this album reflect the country’s rich variety of cultures. Western-influenced dance music, played on European instruments such as guitar, brass, and woodwind sits alongside traditional musical styles, made with indigenous instruments such as the talking drum, marimba, or obo. And there is also religious musical styles first brought to Nigeria by European Christians and Islamic traders from North Africa. And of course, there are points where these musical styles overlap, merging into one another to create unique new sounds.

      This album is released as CD + booklet + slipcase, heavyweight gatefold double vinyl edition + download code, and digital release. The CD includes a large outsize 48-page book containing extensive sleevenotes by compiler Danny Fitzgerald, original photography, artist biographies, as well as selection of Nigerian adverts celebrating its independence and original artwork from some of the rare original Nigerian 45s on which this music was first (and only ever) released. The heavyweight gatefold 2xLP comes with full sleevenotes and download code.

      Read GUARDIAN newspaper review here

      'Soul Jazz Records set is pure listening pleasure and a perfect jumping off point for listeners curious about popular music beyond Europe and North America.' POP MATTERS

      • I.K. Dairo and his Blue Spots – E Ma Mobun Saya
      • Chris Ajilo and his Cubanos – Ariwo
      • I.K. Dairo and his Blue Spots – Aye Wa Kael
      • Charles Iwegbue and his Archibogs – Baby I Tire
      • Haruna Ishola and his Group – Iba Awon Agba
      • E.C. Arinze – Chukwu Fulum Nanya
      • Victor Ola-Iya and his Cool Cats – Cool Cats Invitation
      • Ganiyu Kale and his Guinea Mambo Orchestra – Iyawo-Ile
      • E.C. Arinze – Freedom Highlife
      • I.K. Dairo and his Blue Spots – Bonfo
      • Haruna Ishola and his Group – Owo Ni Fari
      • Apolos Empire Rhythm Orchestra – Cut your Coat According To Your Size
      • E.C. Arinze – Lumumba Calypso
      • Sammy Akpabot and his All Stars – Save For A Rainy Day
      • Ishie Brothers – Onyeoma Rosa
      • Godwin Omobuwa and his Soundmakers – Look, Look, Look
      • E.C. Arinze – Saturday Night
      • J.O. Araba and his Rhythm Blues – Iyawo Ma Pa Mi
      • Godwin Omobuwa and his Soundmakers – You Cheat Me
      • E.C. Arinze – Ozo Emena
      • Tes Dandies Dance Band – Obo Mi Ebe Mi
      • J.O. Araba and his Rhythm Blues – Olowofuja Sawa
      • I.K. Dairo and his Blue Spots – Omo Alara
      • 1. I.K. Dairo and his Blue Spots – E Ma Mobun Saya
      • 2. Chris Ajilo and his Cubanos – Ariwo
      • 3. I.K. Dairo and his Blue Spots – Aye Wa Kael
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      Boombox 2Soul Jazz Records

      Soul Jazz Records’ new Boombox 2 is a new selection of early rap music from the period 1979-83, with barely a household name in sight. Featured here are some the earliest hip-hop records that came out of New York City following the enormous commercial success of the first ever rap record, ‘Rapper’s Delight’ by the Sugarhill Gang, in September 1979. Artists and producers alike tried to jump aboard the new commercial possibilities of hip-hop. By the end of the year there were 30 hip-hop singles, all released by independent New York labels. The following year there were over 100 more, and so on.

      Boombox 2 tells the story of how hip-hop went from its evolutionary roots in the Bronx through DJs Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa through to this second phase where veteran music producers – Paul Winley, Peter Brown, Joe Robinson and others – all based in Harlem, began to put rap on vinyl for the first time.

      Harlem is also where the separate worlds of disco and hip-hop met through the styles and influence of earlier ‘uptown’ DJs - DJ Hollywood and Eddie Cheba. In similar fashion these veteran Harlem-based producers instinctively tapped into a long lineage of African-American rhythm and blues, soul and disco.

      The album features many early and rare cuts from the first generation of early rap artists including Lovebug Starski (as Little Starsky), Busy Bee, Eddie Cheba, Kool DJ AJ as well as many other little known artists.

      Boombox 2 is a triple-vinyl set (+ download code) LP and double CD pack that features extensive text, exclusive interviews and stunning photography by Jamel Shabazz, Martha Cooper and others.

      Reviews of Boombox 1:

      ‘The vital launch pad between hip-hop’s birth and its worldwide impact’   THE WIRE

      ‘This compilation of early rap is a legit party in a box, one of the best Soul Jazz Records releases in years.’   FACT

      ‘A brilliant compilation of first wave underground rap records made in New York circa 1979-83'   TWISTED SOUL

      • Harlem World – Let's Rock
      • Lonnie Love – Young Ladies
      • Kool DJ A.J. – Ah, That's The Joint
      • Terry Lewis and Wild Flower – The Peoples Message Take Two
      • Rappers Rapp Group – Rappin' Partee Groove (Club Version)
      • Eddie Cheba – Lookin' Good
      • MC Rock Lovely – One Time Two Time Blow Your Mind
      • Little Starsky – Dancin' Party People
      • Manujothi – Shake Your Body
      • Busy Bee – School Days
      • TJ Swann, Pee Wee Mel and Swann Controllers – Maximus Party
      • Margo's Kool Out Crew – Death Rap
      • Grand Master Chilly T and Stevie G – Rock The Message Rap
      • Zoot II – Dr. Ice Rap
      The Skatalites: Independence Ska and The Far East SoundSoul Jazz Records

      Fantastic new collection of rare and classic killer ska from the legendary Skatalites, one of the most important groups in the history of Reggae.

      This album was first released only as a limited-edition  collectors 7-inch box set (now deleted) and is now available for the first time as a double LP edition (+ Download Code), CD and digital release - complete with 10 extra bonus tracks and new extensive sleeve notes!

      The Skatalites brought the sound of Jamaica to the world. At the start of the 1960s, in the space of just a couple of years Don Drummond, Tommy McCook, Jackie Mittoo, Ernest Ranglin, Johnny ‘Dizzy’ Moore, Lloyd Knibbs, Lloyd Brevett and others defined the exciting beat of ‘Ska’ as the sound of newly independent Jamaica.

      As the house band at Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s newly launched Studio One Records at 13 Brentford Road, the group comprising the finest jazz musicians on the island played on literally 1000s of recordings – Bob Marley and The Wailers, Toots and The Maytals, Delroy Wilson, Ken Boothe, Alton Ellis and many, many more.

      During their existence (1963-65) The Skatalites also recorded 100s of their own songs, released either under their own name, or The Studio One Orchestra, or that of band members Drummond, McCook etc. This is the first collection on Soul Jazz Records to bring you some of their finest material – from classics such as ‘Guns of Navarone’, ‘El Pussy Cat Ska’, ‘Christine Keeler’ through to some serious rarities such as Dizzy Johnny and The Studio One Orchestra’s ‘Sudden Destruction’ and Don Drummond’s ‘Coolie Boy’.

      The Skatalites’ ska sound brought together aspects of jazz, latin, rhythm and blues, proto-Rastafarianism (tracks such as ‘Full Dread’, ‘Beardsman Ska’) and more. The intensity and energy of their sound was matched by the experimentation of the troubled genius of Don Drummond whose ‘far east’ modal trombone sound added a complex melancholy to the music of the Skatalites (the group split-up after Drummond was charged with murdering his wife, dancer Margarita Mahfood).

      • The Skatalites – Guns Of Navarone
      • The Skatalites – Christine Keeler
      • The Skatalites – El Pussy Cat Ska
      • Dizzy Johnny and The Studio One Orchestra – Sudden Destruction
      • Roland Alphonso – Scambalena
      • The Wailers – Tell Them Lord
      • Don Drummond and The Skatalites – Russian Ska Fever
      • Roland Alphonso and The Skatalites – Independent Anniversary Ska (I Should Have Known Better)
      • Bongoman Byfield and The Skatalites – Marcus Garvey
      • Don Drummond and Roland Alphonso – Heaven and Earth
      • Bongoman Byfield and The Skatalites – Jack Ruby Is Bound To Die
      • Don Drummond and The Skatalites – Further East (aka Trolley Song)
      • The Skatalites – Beardsman Ska
      • Don Drummond and The Skatalites – Surplus
      • The Skatalites – Fidel Castro
      • Tommy McCook and The Skatalites – Suavito
      • Don Drummond and The Skatalites – Coolie Boy
      • Tommy McCook – Adam's Apple (Don't Bother Me No More)
      • Tommy McCook and The Skatalites – Full Dread
      • The Skatalites – King Solomon
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      Lloyd McNeill QuartetAsha (1969)Soul Jazz Records

      New edition of this very rare deep spiritual jazz album, the debut release from flautist Lloyd McNeill released on his private-press Asha Record label and recorded in Washington, DC in 1969 (originally only 500 copies were ever made).  First reissued on Soul Jazz Records’ Universal Sound sub-label in 2011 (long deleted) and now available newly digitally remastered on Soul Jazz Records main label.

      Lloyd McNeill is a multidisciplinary artist – a painter who lived in Paris in 1965 and was a friend of Picasso, a musician who has worked with Nina Simone, Nana Vasconceles, Ron Carter, Cecil McBee and many more and a music anthropologist, poet and teacher.

      In the 1960s he was involved in the civil-rights movement and produced music for ballet, paintings and installations. His music mixes jazz with Latin, Brazilian and African rhythms that McNeill learnt was studying anthropology in his travels through much of Africa and Brazil (where he joined with Dom Salvador, Paulinho da Viola, Paulo Maura and Martinho da Vila).

      The album comes with extensive sleevenotes and interview with Lloyd McNeill as well as exclusive photos and text. Vinyl is heavyweight vinyl pressing + download code limited to 1000 worldwide.

      Lloyd McNeill features on two earlier Soul Jazz releases, 'New Thing' and 'Freedom, Rhythm and Sound". Soul Jazz Records have also recently reissued Lloyd McNeill's stunning 'Washington Suite' album recorded in 1970.

      • – Asha
      • – As A Matter Of Fact
      • – Two Thirds Pleasure
      • – Dig Where Dat's At
      • – St. Margaret's Church
      • – Effervescence
      • – Warmth Of A Sunny Day
      • LP + Download Code£24.00
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      Studio One Dub Fire SpecialSoul Jazz Records

      Soul Jazz Records’ new ‘Studio One Dub Fire Special’ brings together 18 heavyweight dub cuts all recorded at 13 Brentford Road in the 1970s.

      Featuring a stellar selection of dub cuts to classic and foundation songs recorded at Studio One with music from the legendary in-house bands - The Sound Dimension, New Establishment, Soul Defenders and Brentford All-Stars – featuring the likes of reggae’s finest musicians - Jackie Mittoo, Leroy Sibbles, Cedric Brooks, Freddie McGregor and more.

      These fresh dub sounds employed the mighty mixing desk skills of The Dub Specialist, aka Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd and studio engineer supremo Sylvan Morris to full effect. Studio One Dub Fire Special features our latest chapter of raw, stripped-down bass and drum sounds direct from Studio One.

      "Brilliant, absolutely superb collection, a hand-picked selection of dubs straight out of Studio One" David Rodigan

      * (no digital in USA)

      • – Cairo
      • – Lourenco Marques
      • – Callie Roots
      • – Libra Dub
      • – Dakar
      • – Better Dub
      • – Rockers Hop
      • – Roots Dub
      • – Moving Dub
      • – Just Can't Dub
      • – Meet 7 Million
      • – Scorpio Dub
      • – Nairobi
      • – Dub Creation
      • – Virgo Dub
      • – This Race
      • – Darker Black
      • – Capricorn Dub
      Soul 70Collectors 7" Box SetSoul Jazz Records

      LAST COPIES EVER!! GOING FAST!!

      Soul Jazz Records’  Soul 7” Box Set comprising five fantastic 70s soul seven-inch singles reproduced here in exact replica bespoke label artwork and all digitally re-mastered. Previously only available individually and direct from Soul Jazz Records website. Seriously rare, killer and classic soul tunes brought together here in this unique one-off pressing -when they're gone, they're gone!

      • Arnold Blair – Trying To Get Next To You
      • Arnold Blair – I Won The Big Deal
      • Brief Encounter – Total Satisfaction
      • Brief Encounter – Human
      • Johnny Adams – Feel The Beat, Feel The Heat
      • Johnny Adams – Spanish Harlem
      • Norma Jean – I've Taken Over
      • Norma Jean – Raising Hell
      • Richard Brown – Sweet and Kind
      • Richard Brown – Don't Listen To The Grapevine
      • 5×7" Boxset£35.00
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      Studio One Hi Fi SpecialLtd. Edition Collectors Edition 7" Record Store Day Box SetSoul Jazz Records

      LAST COPIES EVER!! GOING FAST!!

      AVAILABLE NOW Unique Soul Jazz Records’ Record Store Day seven-inch box set comprising five separate singles featuring ten killer rare collectors tracks from Studio One Records, featuring Ska, Roots, Rocksteady, Dub.

      Seminal, rare and classic tunes!  These singles have only ever ever been available exclusively direct from Soul Jazz Records' Soho shop in London and are available worldwide only for this collectors box set RSD special release.

      This unique box-set edition is only available as a one-off pressing especially for Record Store Day 2017.


      • Joseph Hill – Behold The Land
      • Tommy McCool & The Skatalites – Full Dread
      • Roland Alphonso – Drums Of Fue Man Tru
      • Tommy McCook and The New Establishment – Blues For I
      • The Traps – Higher
      • The Traps – Higher Version
      • Larry Marshall – I've Got To Make It
      • The Skatalites – Coconut Rock
      • The Magnificent Seven – Jack Johnson
      • Dobby Dobson – Seems To Me I'm Losing You
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      !00% Dynamite first night at Electrowerkz!PosterSoul Jazz Records

      This was the first night that our club moved to the new venue - there was a queue 500-long of people waiting to get in, Roots Manuva guested, Japanese TV crews, just 100 yards from our first venue (The Blue Angel) , Electrowerkz was the best venue going at the time - a massive old factory/warehouse building whose only other night was the gothic/industrial Slimelight which may well still be running today

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        Vodou Drums in Haiti 2: The Living Gods Of HaitiSoul Jazz Records

        Soul Jazz Records’ new album features the truly intense, hypnotic and fascinating Vodou drums of Haiti, a stunning collection of trance-like rhythms and beats traditionally used to induce spirit possession in the Vodou religion.

        Soul Jazz Records first journeyed to Haiti in 1996 to record a series of three albums about Haitian Vodou music and culture. One of these, ‘Voodoo Drums’, featuring the drum rhythms used to bring about spirit possession struck a striking chord with listeners, and amazingly went on to become one of their best-selling albums.

        "I haven't heard anything quite like this; the rhythms are very deeply orchestrated yet it also sounds like improvisation. There are tonalities and textures coming from this album like I've never heard. A great album by Soul Jazz, very well recorded. Some of the sounds I have no idea how they are getting them! This album is bending my ear and setting off the dancing devils in my soul!! Unreal!" Guardian

        In 2016 Soul Jazz Records returned to Haiti once more to record a new second volume of the same intense Vodou drumming. Recorded in the capital of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, some 20 years after their first visit, this album also features the very same musicians, the Drummers of the Société Absolument Guinin.

        "This record, which consists entirely of recordings of vodou drumming made in Port-Au-Prince, is one of a series of Soul Jazz releases exploring Haitian music, all of which are worth your attention. Nonetheless there's something about the intensity and virtuosity of this particular drums-based album that's particularly transportive. It captures the extraordinary complexity and sophistication of these ceremonial rhythms, which shift, interlock and switch angle of attack with a logic that's near-indecipherable as a listener unable to see visually how they unfold.

        These drum rituals are central to Haitian vodou, their power to awe and mesmerise isn't dimmed through being relatively unfamiliar with the traditions that underlie them; these recordings are dynamic and riveting in their intricacy and power." Quietus

        Like the first album, these new recordings somehow manage to walk the line between serious ethnological authenticity and a connection with the energy and intensity of the dance rhythms of techno and house music that make them quite unique:

        "Soul Jazz yet again come correct with the roots and culture. This amazing set of ritual breakbeats Haitian style has to be the most phenomenal, left field battle breaks album you could imagine. The rhythms used cause spirits to manifest themselves in the physical world, all powerful, some benevolent, others less so. Enjoyable and really quite mind expanding, this is recommended to anyone who thinks traditional music is not for them. Really unparallelled, both in terms of quality and the competition." Boomkat

        This album is released worldwide on heavyweight double LP + download code, deluxe CD and digital album.

        • – Bolero
        • – Adaptation
        • – Kod Kout
        • – Pastorelle
        • – Ti Mole
        • – Doki
        • – Rara
        • – Mazoune
        • – Tichampet
        • – Chay-O-Pye
        • – Kokoplim
        • – Raboday
        • – Indien
        • – Ti Jocelin
        • – Kalipso
        • – Banda
        100% Dynamite (New Edition)Soul Jazz Records

        This is the new digitally remastered expanded edition of Soul Jazz Records’ biggest ever selling reggae release, 100% Dynamite: Ska, Soul, Rocksteady and Funk in Jamaica.

        If you didn't get it the first time now's your chance to find out where it all began - all killer no filler!. If you did and wore it out get it now with bonus tracks and free download code!

        Since the album’s original release nearly twenty years ago, 100% Dynamite has become a cornerstone of funky reggae music: Eighteen killer tracks that show the influence that American Jazz, Funk and Soul music had on Jamaican Reggae.

        100% Dynamite features come serious Jamaican funk by Jackie Mittoo, The Upsetters and Toots & The Maytals, the cream of Jamaica's jazz musicians such as Tommy McCook, Cedric Brooks and Lennie Hibbert. Also included here are heavyweight Reggae versions to Soul classics by Marlena Shaw’s ‘Woman of the Ghetto’, Aretha Franklin’s ‘Rocksteady’, Syl Johnson’s ‘Is It Because I’m Black’, William DeVaughan’s seminal ‘Be Thankful’ and more.

        100% Dynamite also features revolutionary tunes such as Johnny Osbourne’s ‘We Need Love, Sound Dimension’s ‘Drum Song’ and Lloyd Robinson’s ‘Cuss Cuss’, songs that helped define a unique sound for Jamaican music in the sixties and seventies.

        These influences went both ways – check Brentford All Stars massive ‘Greedy G’, the basis for Boogie Down Productions’ ‘Jack of Spades’, or Willie Williams’ ‘Armagideon Time’ later covered by The Clash.

        This new expanded edition features seminal tracks from the greatest Jamaican producers – Clement Dodd, Lee Perry, Winston Riley (Techniques) and many more.

        The album is available as CD, heavyweight double vinyl (+download), plus digital.

        ORIGINAL REVIEWS

        "Compilation of the month" MUZIK

        "Brilliant" TIME OUT

        "Album of the week" MIXMAG

        "Compilation of the f***ing year" MELODY MAKER

        "Buy this excellent compilation immediately" MOJO

        "I think there’s a good argument to be made for 100% and 300% Dynamite records - along with Dave Godin’s Deep Soul Treasures (Taken From The Vaults) – Vol 1 & 2, Motown Chartbusters Vol. 3 and Blue Note: Blue Juice Vol. One - being among the finest compilations ever assembled. Anyone who has never heard Sister Nancy’s ‘Bam Bam’ or the Brentford Allstars' 'Greedy G' needs to remedy that situation straight away and anyone who is tired of hearing Althea & Donna’s ‘Uptown Top Ranking’, Willie Williams' 'Armageddon Time' and Wayne Smith’s ‘Under Me Sleng Teng’ needs to have a word with themselves anyway." THE QUIETUS

        • Willie Williams – Armageddon Time
        • The Maytals – Night and Day
        • The Marvels – Rock Steady
        • The Upsetters – Popcorn
        • Bunny Clarke – Be Thankful
        • Tommy McCook – Green Mango
        • Brentford All Stars – Greedy G
        • Lennie Hibbert – Real Hot
        • Horace Andy – My Soul
        • Johnny Osbourne – We Need Love
        • Bunny Clarke – I Love The Way You Love
        • Jackie Mittoo – Stereo Freeze
        • Phyllis Dillon – Woman Of The Ghetto
        • Cecric Im Brooks – Give Rasta Glory
        • Alton Ellis – Son Of Man
        • Sound Dimension – Granny Scratch Scratch
        • Lloyd Robinson – Cuss Cuss
        • Sound Dimension – Drum Song
        • Ken Boothe – Is It Because I'm Black
        Hustle! Reggae Disco (Expanded Edition)Soul Jazz Records

        Expanded edition which now features five extra tracks!

        This ground-breaking album features non-stop killer reggae versions of original funk and soul classics in a disco style. Reggae disco updates of seminal classics by Anita Ward (‘Ring My Bell’), Chaka Khan (‘I’m Every Woman’), Michael Jackson ‘Don’t Stop ‘til You Get Enough,’ Sugarhill Gang (‘Rappers Delight’ here performed by Derrick Laro & Trinity for producer Joe Gibbs) and more, all showing the hidden but inseparable link between the dance floors of New York, Kingston and London.

        New bonus tracks to this collection include Derrick Harriott’s funky take on Eddie Drennon’s ‘Do It Nice and Easy’, the classic disco reggae of Risco Connection’s performing McFadden and Whitehead’s ‘Ain’t No Stopping Us Now’ and the London rare groove lovers rock of Charmaine Burnett singing Barbara Acklin’s soul classic ‘Am I The Same Girl’.

        ‘Hustle! Reggae Disco’ has been one of Soul Jazz Records’ best-selling releases since its first release 15 years ago (and subsequently featured heavily in the early Grand Theft Auto games!). This new edition comes complete fully re-mastered and with all original titles plus new tracks. This new expanded edition now comes as a triple album (+ download code), CD and digital album.

        ‘The effect of American R&B and soul music on Jamaican reggae is well documented, but the story doesn't stop there, for disco (and more so now for rap and hip-hop) have also been subsumed into the reggae mix, and while one might suspect that the resulting hybrid would die of its own implausibility, the feral mix of disco with reggae rhythms is so darn infectious that it hardly matters. Once you take your brain out of the frame and just let your feet go, this collection is a dancer's delight all done up in full-blown disco style, but with huge dub-style rhythm tracks … if you're looking for an impossibly infectious dance collection, this is it.’ All Music

        • Blood Sisters – Ring My Bell
        • Derrick Laro and Trinity – Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
        • Chariot Riders – Do It Nice & Easy
        • Black Harmony – Don't Let It Go To Your Head
        • Latisha – I'm Every Woman
        • Ernest Ranglin – In The Rain
        • Family Choice – Reggae Beat Goes On
        • Risco Connection – Ain't No Stopping Us Now
        • Xanadu and Sweet Lady – Rappers Delight
        • Sharon Forrester – Love Don't Live Here Any More
        • Carol Cool – Upside Down
        • One Blood – Be Thankful For What You've Got
        • Charmaine Burnett – Am I The Same Girl
        • 1. Blood Sisters – Ring My Bell
        • 2. Derrick Laro and Trinity – Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
        • 3. Chariot Riders – Do It Nice & Easy
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        500% DynamitePosterSoul Jazz Records

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          Deutsche Electronische MuzikPOSTERSoul Jazz Records

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            Bossa Nova and the Rise of Brazilian Music in the 1960sPosterSoul Jazz Records

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