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    Richard BrownSweet and Kind / Don't Listen To The GrapevineSoul Jazz Records

    CHECK THIS OUT!!! SUPERB sweet, sweet rare uplifting soul 45!

    ONLY  available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe.

     Richard Brown's Sweet and Kind was originally released and distributed locally in Gary, Indiana, in the mid-west of USA on the tiny Steeltown Inc Records, a label which despite it's size was nonetheless the first ever to sign the Jackson Five (pre-Motown) in 1968, the same year as this little-known gem.

    Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe continues its SOUL 7-inch series in fine style with this FANTASTIC cut following on from Brief Encounter, Arnold Blair, Johnny Adams & other earlier exclusive soul 45.

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


    • – Sweet and Kind
    • – Don't Listen To The Grapevine
    Polyphonic Voices Of GeorgiaThe Anchiskhati ChoirSoul Jazz Records

    The second release on our own World Audio Foundation sub-label features the deep sacred and spiritual vocal music from the Georgian Republic in Eastern Europe - at the border between Europe and Asia. Dating back to pre-Christian times, Georgian polyphonic chants are uniquely complex polyphonic melodies and comprise music sung for the Georgian Orthodox liturgical services. In 2001, Georgian polyphonic singing was proclaimed by Unesco as one of the Oral and Intangible Masterpieces of Humanity. The aim of this proclamation is to help sustain cultural diversity and human creativity in the face of the perceived effects of globalisation. The Anchiskhati Choir is the world’s leading exponent of Georgian polyphonic music. 

    Recorded in Tbilisi, the members of the choir are both celebrated musicians and ethno-musicologists performing the documenting the history of this unique music. The CD comes with accompanying text, postcards and poster as well as coming in a distinctive WAF CD casing!

    • – Alilo
    • – O, Holy God
    • – God Is The Lord
    • – St Nino's Collect-Hymn
    • – O Come, Let Us Worship
    • – The Angels In Heaven
    • – Alilo (ver.2)
    • – Alilo (ver.3)
    • – You Are A Vine
    • – Cross Your Worship
    • – That We May Raise
    • – A Mercy Of Peace
    • – O Come, Let Us Worship (Ver.2)
    • – Lord Forces, Be With Us
    • – Christ Is Risen From The Dead
    • – O Lord, Save Thy People
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    Hieroglyphic BeingThe Seduction Syndrome / Black FMSoul Jazz Records

    VERY, VERY LIMITED 250 copies only!

    Hieroglyphic Being throws down a massive new v.ltd. 12” from his current new album ‘The Red Notes’ on Soul Jazz Records. This EXCLUSIVE 12” includes BLACK FM - new track NOT on the album!!

    Like post-house basement Chicago traxx meets Rhythim is Rhythim's Strings of Life fused with live instruments and Herbie Hancock and John Coltrane with Chicago Acid thrown in! This tune is heavy!

    REVIEWS

    "Hieroglyphic Being translates five years of experimentation into his best LP to date" Vinyl Factory

    "Album of the week" BLEEP

    "Chicago dance music hero Hieroglyphic Being releases one of the strongest albums of his incredible career" Pop Matters

    • Hieroglyphic Being – The Seduction Syndrome
    • Hieroglyphic Being – Black FM
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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
    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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    Lloyd McNeillElegiaSoul Jazz Records

    Super rare deep spiritual jazz album with a heavy Brazilian influence featuring Nana Vasconceles, Dom Salvador, Portinho, Cecil McBee and more. Originally released privately by the artist and flautist Lloyd McNeill in 1980 and out of print for nearly 40 years.

    Soul Jazz Records' newly remastered edition of ‘Elegia’ is released as a limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide on Vinyl (+ download) and 1000-copies worldwide CD edition.
    Lloyd McNeill is a cultural polymath – a multi- disciplinarian flautist, painter, academic, poet, and photographer – who has worked with everyone from Mulatu Astatke to Nina Simone, Eric Dolphy and Nana Vasconcelos (and as a painter was befriended by Picasso!). McNeill grew up during the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. All of his music was only ever released on his own private-press record label, echoing the Civil Rights and African-American themes of the era - black economic empowerment and self- sufficiency – and there is a beautiful spirituality in all his music.

    This is the fifth Lloyd McNeill album that Soul Jazz Records have made newly available and follows on from the earlier McNeill albums ‘Asha’ (1969), ‘Tanner Suite’ (1969), ‘Washington Suite’ (1970) and 'Treasures’ (1976) all now reissued by Soul Jazz Records.

    • Lloyd McNeill – Samba For The Animals
    • Lloyd McNeill – Behind The Wind
    • Lloyd McNeill – Asha II
    • Lloyd McNeill – Elegiac Suite For Elizabeth
    • Lloyd McNeill – Striped Pants
    • Lloyd McNeill – Memory Cycle
    KaS ProductBlack & Noir: Mutant Synth-Punk from France 1980-83Soul Jazz Records

    Soul Jazz Records are releasing a collection of lost recordings by French mutant experimental synth group Kas Product, all originally recorded in the period 1980 – 83. 

    Kas Product formed in 1980 in Nancy, France, as an electronic duo comprising ex-psychiatric nurse Spatsz on electronics and rhythm machines and Mona Soyoc on vocals and guitars.

    Kas Product feature on Soul Jazz Records’ recent 'Punk 45 – Les Punks: The French Connection'. Mainly recorded on early tape, synth and drum machines Kas Product’s mixture of Spatsz’ hypnotic, electronic and angular hard-edged beats matched to the spiky vocals and guitar work of Soyoc led to comparisons with Suicide, Liliput/Kleenex, Cabaret Voltaire as well as to the group being forerunners of the cold wave/ synth wave movement. Perhaps closer still is the Industrial sound of bands such as Throbbing Gristle and Einsturzende Neubaten. At the start of the decade Kas Product's 'So Young But So Cold' was also the title track of a defining collection of rare underground electronic French coldwave/synthwave bands on the Tigersushi label.

    The recordings here are taken from their early releases on the local Punk label from Nancy, France at the start of the 1980s, mostly recorded on a 2-track recorder in their bedroom, which led to them signing to RCA in 1982. These songs were first put together on CD by the French Fan Club label in 1990.  Essentially the group split-up in 1988 but Kas Product still come together to perform live today most recently in Paris, New York and Los Angeles. In 2012 their major label debut album was re-released in France.

    Soul Jazz Records are releasing this album on limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide vinyl LP (with download), CD and worldwide digital.

    Reviews and Articles:

    Read large feature in Noisey (in French) here

    • – Mind
    • – Black & Noir
    • – Seven
    • – Take Me Tonight
    • – In Need
    • – Malena
    • – Crash
    • – Mezzo
    • – Electric
    • – Party
    • – Doctor Insane
    Studio One Records Official Sweatshirt - NAVY or GREYOfficial SweatshirtStudio One/Soul Jazz Records

    Exclusive Studio One Official Sweatshirt!

    One size (large) fits all.

    Killer!

      Elis Regina In LondonUniversal Sound

      Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sounds Original Brazil Classics series.

      Legendary Brazilian vocalist Elis Regina's stunning 1969 landmark London album.

      An amazing, unique and highly successful mix of bossa nova, MPB, swinging funky orchestral grooves and more as Elis Regina hits the London studio scene, with UK musical direction by Peter Knight (arranger for Scott Walker). ‘Elis in London’ is a stunning and unique album mixing Brazilian and late 1960s British music sensibilities, from the queen of Brazilian music.

      Featuring definitive versions of classic tunes such as Edu Lobo’s Upa Neguinho as well as songs by Jorge Ben, Tom Jobim and Menescal. Elis Regina is perhaps the greatest talent ever to come out of Brazil - and this unique album was recorded at the height of her career.

      Brazilian musician legends Wilson das Neves, Meirelles and Antonio Adolfo alongside an absolutely on-fire set of Britain’s studio musicians creates one of the most successful meetings of musical worlds.

      This is a bespoke high quality box-edition CD of this seminal album with exact-reproduction artwork of the original album, never before released outside Brazil. Their is also a very collectable limited edition (1000 worldwide), exact-repro vinyl edition with hardback American-pressed sleeve and heavyweight 180 gm vinyl.

      • Elis Regina – Corrida De Jangada
      • Elis Regina – A Time For Love
      • Elis Regina – Se Voce Pensa
      • Elis Regina – Giro
      • Elis Regina – A Volta
      • Elis Regina – Zazueira
      • Elis Regina – Upa Neguinho
      • Elis Regina – Watch What Happens
      • Elis Regina – Wave
      • Elis Regina – How Insensitive
      • Elis Regina – Voce
      • Elis Regina – O Barquinho
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      Rara in HaitiStreet Music of HaitiSoul Jazz Records

      Anarchic carnival street music from Haiti. Traces of New Orleans' Second Line jazz meets Cuban carnival Comparsas and Brazilian afro blocs and the ancient to modern spirit of Kinshasa's Konono no.1 meets the Art Ensemble of Chicago!

      To coincide with the release of the new Kanaval book on Soul Jazz Publishing, Soul Jazz Records are releasing this new CD, "Rara in Haiti: Street music of Haiti".

      Rara is the music played throughout Kanaval, an anarchic folk-meets-punk collision of drums, voices and bamboo sticks which all creates an exciting, energising soundtrack to Kanaval in Haiti. Rara bands tour the countryside for days at a time accosting people, car drivers and anyone in their way, demanding payment before they move on and the crowd of musicians and singers gets bigger all the time.

      This music was recorded by Soul Jazz Records in Port-au-Prince. CD comes with sleenotes by Richard Fleming (author of 'Walking to Guantanamo"), and stunning photography on the cover by Leah Gordon.

      Guardian Review:

      "Recorded in Port-au-Prince, featuring musicians who literally stop traffic in Haiti with their edgy, rousing and hypnotic dance music. Rara is both a distinctive style, with its roots in Africa's slavery days, and the name give to parades in which crowds dance through the streets following bands, in events that can be political or religious.

      This is DIY music at its best, with percussion instruments made from bottles, sticks or old car parts; konet horns, made from the flattened tin of food cans, and vaksins, constructed from lengths of bamboo or even plastic water pipes.

      The result is a furious noise that sounds at times as if football fans were attempting psychedelic marching tunes on vuvuzelas, with lengthy passages of repeated riffs against drumming and chanting vocals. There are similarities with bands in present-day Kinshasa that use homemade instruments to create trance music." (Robin Denslow)

      • – Rara 1
      • – Rara 2
      • – Rara 3
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      Tropicalia: The Definitive 1968 Classic Brazilian Album Ou Panis et CircencisUniversal Sound

      This is the definitive Tropicalia concept album, originally released in 1968 and featuring all the key players in the movement: Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Os Mutantes, Tom Ze and Nara Leao. If you have the Soul Jazz Records' 'Tropicalia' compilation then this is the perfect accompaniment.

      Here you will find the original, groundbreaking mix of psychedelic rock combined with with boleros, sambas, bossa nova and jazz into a carnival-esque parade which redefined and first announced the new global sound of Brazilian music.

      What is stunning is that this anarchic and groundbreaking release was recorded at the height of the Brazilian military dictatorship, during an era where censorship, repression and the threat of violence was a constant in all (musical and) daily life inside the country.

      Rolling Stone magazine in Brazil has voted this album no.2 in the 100 Best Brazilian albums of all-time.

      This classic album is Tropicália’s manifesto - a fantastical syncretic fusing of psychedelic rock & pop, Brazilian traditional music and the avant-garde. Soul JAzz Records are proud to be presenting this original album in full exact reproduction glorious cover art and fully remastered sound.

      Essential!

      • Gilberto Gil – Misere Nobis
      • Caetano Veloso – Corocao Materno
      • Os Mutantes – Panis et Circencis
      • Nara Leao – Lindoneia
      • Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa & Os Mutantes – Parque Industrial
      • Gilbero Gil – Geleia Geral
      • Gal Costa & Caetano Veloso – Baby
      • Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil – Tres Caravelas
      • Caetano Veloso – Enquanto Seu Lobo Nao Vem
      • Gal Costa – Mamae Coragem
      • Gilberto Gil – Batmacumba
      • Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa & Os Mutantes – Hino Ao Senhor Do Bonfim Da Bahia
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      500% DynamitePosterSoul Jazz Records

      Choose "Poster Freepost" if you want this poster sent with any other vinyl order item (LP/12" vinyl only) at NO extra postage charge (poster will be folded into six parts)

      Choose "Poster+Tube" if you want the poster rolled up and sent in a customised, protective tube (more expensive to cover postage)

      THIS ALSO means if you want more than one poster then you should only put 'Poster+Tube' for one of the posters and select 'Poster freepost' for any others as the rest will be free shipping.

        Tamba TrioTempoUniversal Sound

        Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sounds Original Brazil Classics series.

        Following on from our earlier release ‘Avanco’ comes Tempo – an album blending bossa nova and jazz with an unparalleled experimentalism. Originally released in Brazil in 1964, The Tamba Trio’s third album Tempo is a deep bossa jazz masterpiece.

        The group were centred around the genius pianist/composer Luiz Eca, alongside Bebeto on flute and bass and Helcio Milito on drums. Emerging out of Brazil’s new Bossa Nova scene at the start of the 1960s, they became the key group of musicians associated with all the major singers of the period - Carlos Lyra, Edu Lobo, Nara Leão, Sylvia Telles and more - as well as a stunning body of work as a group in their own right.

        This is a bespoke high quality box-edition CD of this seminal album with exact-reproduction artwork of the original album.

        There is also a very collectable limited edition (1000 worldwide), exact-repro vinyl edition with hardback American-pressed sleeve and heavyweight 180 gm vinyl.

        • – Boranda
        • – Nuvens
        • – Se Eu Pudesse Voltar
        • – Barumba
        • – Pregao
        • – Danielle
        • – Berimbau
        • – O Amor Em Paz
        • – A Morte De Um Deus De Sal
        • – Yansa
        • – Consolacao
        • – Moto Continuo
        100% Dynamite! / Soul Jazz Records Xmas Party 2016 TicketTickets £10 at Electrowerkz Sat Dec 17, 10pm-4am

        Tickets still available on the door at Electrowerkz TONIGHT SAT DEC 17!!!! 

        100% Dynamite! returns to Electrowerkz, London EC1 for one night only for the Soul Jazz Records Xmas Party 2016!

        Very Special guest DJ JERRY DAMMERS joins the massive Soul Jazz Records Sound System DJs + MC Oxman for a killer night of REGGAE, FUNK, SOUL, DANCEHALL & DUB!!!!!



          • Ticket£10.00
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          90 Degrees of ShadeOver 100 Years of Photography in the CaribbeanIntroduction by Paul Gilroy

          Fantastic new deluxe large format hardback 12" x 12" book from Soul Jazz Books featuring 100 years of photography in the Caribbean.

          From Calypso to Vodou, Communism to Reggae, Colonialism and the Slave Trade, Rum and Revolution, Industry and Tourism – over 100 years of photographing the Caribbean is captured in this book.

          The image of the Caribbean is as much a creation of the outsider as it is the complex identity of its people – a melting pot of races created out of the participants of the 400 year slave trade – enforced Africans, indigenous Americans and their colonisers – French, Spanish, Dutch, English.

          From luscious and tropical backdrop of tourism and hedonism, to colonial outpost and revolutionary threat within North America’s own backyard the identity of the Caribbean stands at this intersection of tourism, the detritus of the slave trade and tropicality.

          The regions politics span a hot bed of ideas and radicalism – from Castro’s Cuba, communist thorn in the side of North America, to the violent right-wing dictatorship of Haiti’s Papa Doc in the 1960s; also from Michael Manley’s Jamaica in the 1970s to Eric Williams’ Trinidad in the 1960s.

          Hundreds of fascinating and unique photographs span more than one hundred years of Caribbean history, culture and industry as well as the subsequent diaspora of its people to America, England, Canada and elsewhere.

          FOREWORD BY PAUL GILROY. EDITED BY STUART BAKER.

          Paul Gilroy is the author of The Black Atlantic (1993),There Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack (1987), Black Britain - A Photographic History (2004) and more.

          Stuart Baker is the founder of Soul Jazz Records.


          FEATURES:

          See Guardian newspaper cover story/4-page feature/gallery here

            • SJ Book (2.5kg) £30.00 £25.00
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            Inner City Beat !Soul Jazz Records

            Soul Jazz Records new release Inner City Beat! Detective Themes, Spy Music and Imaginary Thrillers  is a unique CD (and 2LP) release + an exclusive limited-edition specially created 60-page graphic novel (by the mysterious cult 1960s pulp-fiction writer Mark ‘Badly’ Antringham).

            The music on the album is a killer selection of funky, deep, rare, exciting and dancefloor heavyweight ‘spy themes’, ‘detective music’ and thrillers from the 1960s and 1970s. The music spans heavyweight break-beat funk, deep and heavy jazz, super-catchy mod themes, imaginary super-charged orchestral soundtracks and more.

            These tracks are put together from British library music companies (DeWolfe, KPM, Conroy, Amphonic) all of whom supplied music regularly to television and films around the world during this period, often for use in detective and spy programmes, series and films.

            Created as work for hire in anticipation of television or film usage, many were never broadcast and have thus remained unheard, stored in the vaults for many years. Other tracks featured were used as incidental or title music in long-forgotten 1960s detective and cult programs.

            And whilst the names of the artists and composers featured on this album have remained relatively obscure (Syd Dale, Reg Tilsley, Johnny Pearson, Barry Stoller etc), the music they created is in fact some of the most well known and highly accessible music in the world - due to its widespread usage on these detective and thriller (and many other genre) television shows and films during this period.

            In the 1960s and 1970s, these British music libraries used to promote these recordings to television and film productions on limited-run vinyl pressings (usually housed in generic sleeves). Mostly pressed in runs of less than 1000 copies, the best and rarest of these original records are today highly sought after items and included here is a fine selection of some of these rare, collectible and very groovy tracks.

            To accompany this unique album, Soul Jazz have also commissioned the creation of a special 60-page graphic novel which features the stunning artwork of the elusive illustrator John C. Patterson in partnership with the celebrated 1960s pulp fiction cult novelist Mark ‘Badly’ Antringham. The graphic novel is set in the imaginary seedy streets of East London in the 1960s in a world full of corrupt police, political intrigue and violent sadistic criminals.

            As well as the CD release this album also comes as a heavyweight deluxe gatefold super-loud double vinyl release (with free download code). The graphic novel comes free with the physical release (CD and double vinyl LP) of the album Inner City Beat.

            There is also a worldwide digital download release for this Soul Jazz Records release.

            REVIEWS:

            "The collection demonstrates how some short theme tunes and pieces of incidental music also received serious play as stand alone tunes." The Irish Times


            "The clever, contrasting arrangements suit the thriller in your own head as much as the B-movies of the sixties and seventies. Stylish!" Die Presse, Austria


            “A masterpiece. Splendid remastering. An orgasm.” Rock & Folk, France 


            • Peter Reno & Barry Stoller – Sparks
            • Syd Dale – Danger Musicians At Work
            • Clive Hicks – Drums In Transit
            • Norrie Paramor – Theme From New Scotland Yard
            • Francis Coppetiers – Funky Chimes
            • Dave Richmond – Gotta Getaway
            • Dave Richmond – Heavy Lead
            • Reg Tilsley – Ode To A Stone
            • Ernest Copley – Fuel Injection
            • Brass Incorporated – On A Bicycle Made For Three
            • Tilsley Orchestral – The Ratcatchers
            • Ernest Copley – Dynamic Patterns
            • David Lindup – Men Of Action
            • Brass Incorporated – Come One, Come All
            • Francis Coppetiers – Crosstalk
            • The International Studio Group – High Diplomacy
            • Syd Dale – The Hell Raisers
            • Johnny Pearson – Product Efficiency
            • Johnny Hawksworth – Conveyor Belt
            • The International Studio Group – Police Five
            • Johnny Pearson – Grand Prix
            • David Lindup – Superformance
            • Ernest Copley – Crossflow
            • Johnny Hawksworth – Workshop
            KutzTravelling / StaticSoul Jazz Records

            Soul Jazz Records are pleased to introduce to you, Kutz!!!!!!!

            Some of you may not be familiar with the sound of fresh new talent, Kutz hailing from CROYDON aka the dubstep mecca!!, has been a busy bee deep in the studio producing tunes for some years now, some of which have been co-produced alongside his buddies Skream and Benga. Kutz' track 'Twilight Zone' featured on Skream's latest mix CD, 'Watch The Ride!' which became one of the highlights of the mix. Kutz also recently guested on Skream's infamous radio show 'The Stella Sessions' on Rinse FM to roaring success. Kutz also co-produced the 'Ill Kut Ya' with Benga, which has been blowing up dances on the underground dubstep scene for some time now and appears on Benga's latest offering for Tempa 'Benga!'

            This is the SECOND of two 12" from Kutz on Soul Jazz Records. 'Travelling' is a massive party banger with a heavy rolling hypnotic bassline, this bad bwoy will be rolling through your mind all day-catchy as hell!!! But wait!.... don't forget the B side- "Static' is not one to be overlooked, massive shuddering bass bin trembler!!!!

            If you haven't guessed already - This is Highly Recommended!!!!

            • – Travelling
            • – Static
            The Sexual Life Of The SavagesUnderground Post-Punk from Sao Paulo, BrasilSoul Jazz Records

            "The Sexual Life of The Savages" traces the story of a set of Brazilian groups who took their inspiration from US groups such as ESG, Liquid Liquid, Arto Lindsay (himself a Brazilian) and DNA, James White and The Contortions as well as UK groups such as A Certain Ratio, The Pop Group, Joy Division, Gang of Four, Cabaret Voltaire and New Order. With groups like LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, Chicks On Speed, Le Tigre, Liars, Radio 4 and other contemporary punk/dance bands taking their influences from this period, the music of these groups (all of whom have remained unknown outside of Brasil until now) will be a revelation. The title from the album relates to the complicated relationship Brazilian musicians have with the music of the US and their ironic perception of how Brazilian music is seen outside the country.

            • – As Mercenarias - Inimigo
            • – Gang 90 - Jack Kerouac
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            Airto de MoreiraSamba De Flora (1980)Soul Jazz Records

            Soul Jazz Records are re-releasing Airto Moreira’s classic album ‘Samba de Flora’, out of print for 30 years ever since its original release in 1988. The album is very limited to just 1000 copies only, pressed on both vinyl and CD.

            The impact of Airto Moreira in both the world of American jazz and in Brazilian music is unparalleled. At the start of the 1970s Airto was invited to join Miles Davis’ groundbreaking ‘electric’ group, which with albums such as the seminal ‘Bitches Brew’ helping Davis regain his title from John Coltrane as the most important jazz artist of all time.

            Two years later Airto helped establish two of the most important jazz fusion groups of all time: Weather Report, with Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul and Miroslav Vituous; and Return to Forever, with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Flora Purim.

            Airto Moreira also began his solo career in the USA in 1970, and alongside his wife, the singer Flora Purim, and Brazilian artists such as Hermeto Pascoal, Sivuca, Deodato, Raul de Souza, Azymuth, all played a major part in the Latinised sound of American jazz fusion throughout the 1970s.

            By this time Airto established himself in the USA in the 1970s, he had already had a formidable career back in Brazil in the 1960s as an important figure in the Bossa Nova movement, which soon after spread throughout the world. Airto played in a number of important groups during this time – Quarteto Novo Sambalanco Trio and Sambrassa Trio (all of with Hermeto Pascoal) – which proved to be three of the most ground-breaking groups of this era.

            The album ‘Samba de Flora’, including the seminal jazz dance title track, is a masterpiece of jazz and Brazilian fusion and features Airto Moreira alongside Flora Purim, fellow Brazilian artist Raul de Souza and heavyweight USA jazz musicians Alphonso Johnson, percussionist Don Alias (from Stone Alliance), Cuban conga player Cachete and Argentinian pianist Jorge Dalto.

            The album was originally released on the small independent Montuno Record label (which was run out of the unassuming Record Mart record store situated in the Times Square underground subway station!) and has been unavailable for many, many years.

            This album is fully re-mastered and re-released by Soul Jazz Records for the first time ever, packaged in full original artwork on both vinyl (+ download code) and CD.

            • Airto – Parana
            • Airto – Samba De Flora
            • Airto – La Puerta
            • Airto – Dedos
            • Airto – Yanah Amina
            • Airto – El Fiasco
            • Airto – Mulambo
            • Airto – Latin Woman
            Michigan and Smiley / Brentford Disco SetJah A De Creator ('No,No,No')/ Rebel DiscoSoul Jazz Records

            Killer Studio One 12" bomb!

            • Michigan and Smiley – Jah A De Creator
            • Brentford Disco Set – Rebel Disco
            • 12"£12.99
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            Don D Jr. / Jackie Mittoo, Bagga Walker & Pablove BlackHeavenless / After ChristmasSoul Jazz Records

            Killer Studio One 12" bomb!

            • Don D Jr. – Heavenless
            • Jackie Mittoo, Bagga Walker & Pablove Black – After Christmas
            • 12"£12.99
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            Freddie McGregor / Dub SpecialistBobby Bobylon / Hi Fashion DubSoul Jazz Records

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

            Classic party tune + wicked dub

            • Freddie McGregor – Bobby Bobylon
            • Dub Specialist – Hi Fashion Dub
            Carroll ThompsonHopelessly In Love Universal Sound

            Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sounds are issuing this seminal 1981 reggae album from Caroll Thompson.


            Thirty years on, this long out-of-print album stands out as one of the most important reggae albums of its time – a groundbreaking release, which helped define British reggae for a new generation of black British youth.


            The CD is a bespoke high quality limited-edition deluxe hardback-cased edition of this seminal album with exact-reproduction artwork from the original album + download

            There is also a very collectable deluxe limited edition (1000 worldwide – also with free digital download voucher) exact-reproduction expanded double-vinyl edition on heavyweight 180 gm vinyl pressing.


            Originally released in 1981, the same year as Louisa Mark’s equally classic debut album, Breakout, these two albums became acknowledged reggae classics almost overnight, and the benchmarks on which all other Lovers Rock albums were measures.


            Thompson had enjoyed early success with the Leonard Chin-produced singles I’m So Sorry and Simply In Love, which rose to the top of the reggae charts in 1981. The same year Thompson released the album Hopelessly in Love, through her own production company. The cover design, featuring a classic snapshot of Thompson sitting on a car bonnet in Harlesden, north-west London, came to epitomise Lovers Rock style and attitude.


            The album itself was a huge commercial success at the time of release with worldwide sales of over half a million copies. It is released here in full original artwork and tracklisting.

            • – Yesterday
            • – I'm So Sorry
            • – No, You Don't Know
            • – Sing Me A Love Song
            • – Mr. Cool
            • – Merry-Go-Round
            • – Simply In Love
            • – When We Are As One
            • – What Colour?
            • – Hopelessly In Love
            • CD£11.00
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            • New LP (180g)£16.99
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            • MP3 Release£7.99
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            Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari – Tales Of MozambiquePosterSoul Jazz Records

            Oh yes! 50 x 70cm KILLER poster!!

            Choose "Poster Freepost" if you want this poster sent with any other vinyl order item (LP/12" vinyl only) at NO extra postage charge (poster will be folded into six parts)

            Choose "Poster+Tube" if you want the poster rolled up and sent in a customised, protective tube (more expensive to cover postage)

            THIS ALSO means if you want more than one poster then you should only put 'Poster+Tube' for one of the posters and select 'Poster freepost' for any others as the rest will be free shipping.

              Black Fire! New Spirits! BOOKImages of A Revolution : Radical Jazz in the USA 1960-75Soul Jazz Books

              Featuring: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Pharoah Sanders, Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman, Roland Kirk, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Alice Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Leon Thomas, Cecil Taylor and more!

               

              The 100s of stunning photographs in this new deluxe large format hardback book capture the radicalism and self- determination of pioneering jazz artists in the 1960s and early 1970s

               

              During this era, jazz music in the USA was in an almost constant state of revolution with the music and lives of African-American artists radicalised by civil rights, the avant garde, Black Power and a new spiritual awakening. 

               

              At the start of the 1960s, jazz entered a unique new period of revolution as African-American musicians re-defined the art form in the context of the civil rights movement, afro-centric rhythm and thought and an ideology of black economic empowerment.

               

              John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders, Albert Ayler and others developed a new cosmology of sound that was as revolutionary as the social and political changes that took place in America throughout the decade. From the musical explorations of John Coltrane, Cecil Taylor and Ornette Coleman, to the collective and community concerns of Chicagos Advancement for Creative Musicians and the black science fiction of Sun Ra, the new jazz musicians created a musical and cultural landscape from which jazz music never looked back.

               

              This large-format deluxe hardback book features hundreds of stunning photographs of the new jazz musicians in the USA throughout the 1960s presented with introductory essay and biographies on the many artists included in the book.

               

                • SJ Book (2.3kg)£30.00
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