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    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
      OchoNumero Tres

      The third of three albums by Ocho, one of the defining bands of the Latin New York Funk sound. Led by Chico Mendoza, Ocho have been featured heavily in Soul Jazz Records "Nu Yorica" series and these re-issues are the three definitive albums by the group. Along with other artists such as Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Joe Bataan and Tito Puente, Ocho mixed Latin, Funk and Jazz in equal measure. The music of Ocho has never been fully available in this country before and Soul Jazz Records are releasing them in their entirety for the first time. These releases come on CD and luxury vinyl. Ocho 1 includes "Coco May May" as featured on Nu Yorica. Ocho 2 includes "What are you Doing For The Rest Of Your Life" also featured on the "Nu Yorica" series. And Ocho 3 includes the Latin Funk classic "Hot Pants Road".

      • Ocho – Hot Pants Road
      • Ocho – Ritmo De Pollos
      OchoOcho 2Universal Sound

      The second of three albums by Ocho, one of the defining bands of the Latin New York Funk sound. Led by Chico Mendoza, Ocho have been featured heavily in Soul Jazz Records "Nu Yorica" series and these re-issues are the three definitive albums by the group. Along with other artists such as Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Joe Bataan and Tito Puente, Ocho mixed Latin, Funk and Jazz in equal measure. The music of Ocho has never been fully available in this country before and Soul Jazz Records are releasing them in their entirety for the first time. These releases come on CD and luxury vinyl. Ocho 1 includes "Coco May May" as featured on Nu Yorica. Ocho 2 includes "What are you Doing For The Rest Of Your Life" also featured on the "Nu Yorica" series. And Ocho 3 includes the Latin Funk classic "Hot Pants Road".

      • Ocho – Oye Mi Son Cha Cha Cha
      • Ocho – La Batanga
      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