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    PUNK 45 The Bizarros/Rubber City RebelsRubber City Rebels/White Screen Movies

    Seminal punk from Akron, Ohio. Two KILLER tracks of early raw punk from the rubber city packaged in miniature 7" replica of the Bizarros/Rubber City Rebels original shared release. Awesome and heavy!


    • – Rubber City Rebels
    • – White Screen Movies
    Flesh EatersDisintegration Nation E.P.

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

    • – Disintegration Nation
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    • – Radio Dies Screaming
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    PUNK 45 The ScabsAmory Building E.P. (1979)

    Superb independent UK DIY punk from 1979 - unbelievably hard to find an original copy.

    Crazy fold-out sleeve bespoke exact replica DIY PUNK 45!

    • – Amory Building
    • – Leave Me Alone
    • – Don't Just Sit There
    • – U.R.E.
    The Hollywood SquaresHillside Strangler

    Surely one of the best punk records ever! Los Angeles 1978 double-sider - KILLER indeed!

    • – Hillside Strangler
    • – Hollywood Square
    The TrapsHigher / Higher Version

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

    • – Higher
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    Studio One Disco Mix

    Studio One's music in the 1970s took the label to new heights. The new style of Disco Mix brought many areas of Reggae together ­ Roots, Lovers, Disco and Dub all came together in extended form, re-versioning classic hits, experimenting with new studio technology, over-dubbing, syn-drums and more producing what many fans describe as the most creative and innovative phase in the history of the legendary Studio One Records.

    This Studio One Disco Mix album includes many sought after classic tunes only ever released in very small quantities (on Studio One's very first 12" records as well as it's infamous Music Lab 10"s out of New York) and consequently many of these track s have been unavailable since their day of release. Studio One Disco Mix features many of the classic Studio One artists such as Alton Ellis, Sugar Minott, Jackie Mittoo and Willie Williams (with his classic re-versioning of his own "Armigideon Time") alongside less well artists such as Doreen Schaeffer, Judah Eskender Tafari and George Dudley and many more.

    • Lloyd & Devon – Push Push
    • Judah Eskender Tafari – Rastafari Tell You
    • Doreen Schaefer – Ain't Gonna Change My Mind
    • Dub Specialist – Kampala
    • George Allen – Be Wise Brethren
    • Jackie Mittoo – Night In Ethiopia
    • George Dudley – Gates Of Zion
    • The Silvertones – Come Forward
    • The Ethiopian – Muddy Water
    • Willie Williams & Brentford Disco Set – Armagideon Time
    • Willie Williams & Brentford Disco Set – Armagideon Time (version)
    • Norma White & Brentford Disco Set – I Want Your Love
    • Norma White & Brentford Disco Set – I Want Your Love (version)
    • Alton Ellis – You Make Me Happy
    • Suagr Minott – Love And Understanding
    • Winston Francis, Jackie Mittoo & Brentford Rockers – Going To Zion
    Studio One Classics

    Soul Jazz Records are releasing this latest Studio One compilation which features non-step 100% stone-cold classic Studio One killers! Spanning 40 years of the legendary label, this album is a fitting tribute to Clement "Sir Coxsone" Dodd and is a who's who of Jamaicaan Reggae

    • The Skatalites – El Pussycat Ska
    • Carlton & The Shoes – Love Me Forever
    • Sound Dimension – Rockfort Rock
    • Johnny Osbourne – Sing Jah Stylee
    • The Heptones – Pretty Looks Isn't All
    • Slim Smith – Rougher Yet
    • Lone Ranger – Automatic
    • Horace Andy – Fever
    • Prince Jazzbo – School
    • The Wailers – Simmer Down
    • Burning Spear – Rocking Time
    • Alton Ellis – I'm Just A Guy
    • Sugar Minott – Oh Mr Dc
    • Jennifer Lara – Consider Me
    • Don Drummond – Confucious
    • Michigan & Smiley – Rub A Dub Style
    • Sound Dimension – Full Up
    • Dennis Brown – No Man Is An Island
    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".

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    Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3Soul Jazz Records

    This latest instalment in Soul Jazz Records’ successful Deutsche Elektronische Musik series delves deeper into the German nation’s vaults to bring a fascinating new collection that again brings together a selection of classic German electronic and rock groups, including Neu!, Cluster, Popol Vuh, La Düsseldorf, Agitation Free, alongside a host of rare tracks by lesser known artists which includes Michael Bundt, Bröselmaschine, Dronsz, Achim Reichel and others.

    The music of Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 ranges from the introverted pastoralism of Hans Joachim Roedelius and Bröselmaschine, to the angular and futuristic electronic experimentations of Klauss Weiss, Pyrolator, Deuter, Michael Bundt and others, to the proto-punk of La Düsseldorf and the heavy space, progressive and cosmic rock of Missus Beastly, Niagara and Dyzan.

    The music on Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 was all recorded in the 1970s up to the early 1980s, at a time when forward-thinking German electronic and rock groups were searching for a new musical identity in order to separate themselves from both the cultural legacy of post-world war two Germany as well the ‘cultural imperialism’ of USA and UK rock. In this process German groups created some of the most unique and inspired music, the defining motorik beat alongside a host of ethno-musical influences from far afield – including Turkey, India, Brazil – as well as the musical and futurist possibilities of developments in electronics and technology itself.

    Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 is released as a heavyweight 3xLP, deluxe double CD pack and digital release. The new extensive sleevenotes are by David Stubbs, who is the author of the acclaimed book, ‘Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany’ (Faber & Faber).

    “A near-definitive guide to some of the world’s most extraordinary music’’ ***** The Guardian

    "There are many potential futures contained within this exemplary Soul Jazz compilation" The Quietus

    • Klaus Weiss – Wide Open Space Motion
    • A.R. & Machines – I'll Be Your Singer, You'll Be My Song
    • Deutsche Wertarbeit – Deutscher Wald
    • Dzyan – Khali
    • Missus Beastly – Geisha
    • Alex – Derulé
    • Agitation Free – In The Silence Of the Morning Sunrise
    • Georg Deuter – Pearls
    • Michael Bundt – The Brain Of Oskar Panizza
    • Popol Vuh – Ja, Deine Liebe Ist Sußer Als Wein
    • Novalis – Dronsz
    • Bröselmaschine – Schmetterling
    • Neu! – Neuschnee
    • Between – And The Waters Opened
    • La Düsseldorf – White Overalls
    • Klauss Weiss – Constellation
    • Achim Reichel – Tanz Der Vögel In Den Winden
    • Roedelius – Lustwandel
    • Pyrolator – Die Haut Der Frau
    • Cluster – Hollywood
    • Streetmark – Passage
    • Niagara – Rhythm Go
    • Michael Bundt – Neon
    • 1. Klaus Weiss – Wide Open Space Motion
    • 2. A.R. & Machines – I'll Be Your Singer, You'll Be My Song
    • 3. Deutsche Wertarbeit – Deutscher Wald
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    Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3POSTERSoul Jazz Records

    Oh yes! 50 x 70cm KILLER poster!!

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      Deutsche Electronische MuzikPOSTERSoul 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.

        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
        Lloyd McNeill QuartetWashington Suite (1970)Soul Jazz Records

        Soul Jazz Records’ new ox-blood red coloured vinyl limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide LP (+ download code) issue of this very rare deep spiritual jazz album first released as a private-press album in 1970 on flautist Lloyd McNeill’s own Asha Record label in Washington, DC.

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        CLASSIC! DEEP Jazz includes the wicked 'Home Rule'

        Lloyd McNeill is an African-American flautist, painter, poet, and photographer born in Washington, D.C., in 1935. His multi-disciplinary creative life led to encounters and friendships with Nina Simone, Picasso, Eric Dolphy, Nana Vasconceles and other legendary cultural figures. Lloyd McNeill’s hypnotic ‘Washington Suite’ was originally commissioned as a piece of music for the Capital Ballet Company, in Washington, DC.

        McNeill grew up through the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. In the mid-1960s he moved to France where he became friends with Picasso, working with a number of émigré-jazz musicians whilst living in Paris. In the late 1960s he taught jazz and painting workshops at the New Thing Art and Architecture Center in Washington. In the 1970s he travelled throughout Brazil and West Africa studying music and taught music anthropology in the US.


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        12" Record CLASSIC BagNavy BlueSoul Jazz Records

        This is our CLASSIC Soul Jazz Records 12" Bag (Navy blue/White). 100% Essential!

        Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 30LPs). Fantastic for DJing, impressing your stylish friends or just 'carrying stuff'.

        As well as the classic blue bag with white strap and stripes these are now available in limited edition red, green, cyan and more with matching straps - 'nuff colours!

          Chris CarterChris Carter's Chemistry Lessons Volume 1Mute

          CCCL Volume 1 reinforces Carter’s significant but often under-appreciated role in the development of electronic music - a journey that for Carter started ahead of his work with Throbbing Gristle (alongside Cosey, Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge), and continued through Chris & Cosey, Carter Tutti, Carter Tutti Void as well as his own solo and collaborative releases under his own name.

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            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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            Martin Freeman and Eddie Piller present Jazz On The CornerAcid Jazz

            Acid Jazz founder Eddie Piller presents 'Jazz On The Corner' with a helping hand from actor and Jazz enthusiast Martin Freeman. From the rolling hard bop of Lee Morgan and Art Blakey, via screaming soul organ, jazz funk original acid jazz onwards to the post modern spiritual jazz of Kamasi Washington, they've delivered a killer collection of tracks!

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              Iron in the Soul: The Haiti Documentary Films of Leah GordonSoul Jazz Records

              Soul Jazz Records/Films presents Iron in the Soul, a stunning new DVD collection of documentary films about the world of Haiti – Vodou, art & culture by filmmaker and photographer Leah Gordon.

              Gordon’s photography book ‘Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti’ was published by Soul Jazz Records/Books in 2010. Her stunning photographs also feature on a number of Soul Jazz Records releases including Spirits of Life; Haitian Vodou and Rara in Haiti.

              Leah Gordon is co-director of the Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, curator of the Haitian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale & co-curator of ‘In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st Century Haitian Art’ show in 2012 at the Fowler Museum, UCLA.

              This DVD is a collection of her three documentaries about Haitian art, music and culture made over an 11-year period.

              A Pig’s Tale (52 min)

              A feature-length documentary linking Haitian pigs, Vodou and North American economic imperialism, commissioned for Channel 4.

              Atis Rezistans: The Sculptors of Grand Rue (32 min)

              Contemporary Haitian artists Celeur, Eugène, Claude and Guyodo all grew up in Port au Prince. Their work references their shared African and Haitian cultural heritage and a dystopian sci-fi view of the future.

              A multi-layered film, a portrait of a neighbourhood materially poor but culturally rich, and a meditation on the links between sex, death and creativity as expressed through the Vodou spirit Gede, who influences all their work.  

              Bounda pa Bounda: A Drag Zaka (20 min)

              A documentary about Bounda pa Bounda (Cheek by Arse), a character from Jacmel carnival, who dresses in drag inside a sacred Vodou altar space before going onto the streets with his rara music group.

              Documentary/Rating exempt

              Region Free  

              NTSC/PAL dual disc

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                New Orleans Funk Vol. 3: The Original Sound of FunkSoul Jazz Records

                This new instalment of New Orleans Funk subtitled 'Two-Way-Pocky-Way, Gumbo Ya Ya and the Mardi Gras Mambo' features more classic New Orleans funk in all its forms.


                The syncopated percussion beat of the second line jazz parade bands, the secret language and dances of the Mardi Gras Indians, the mambo and latin rhythms of Professor Longhair and the city’s many piano players help make New Orleans a unique musical melting pot.


                New Orleans long musical heritage begins at Congo Square with the creation of jazz, the original creole culture clash of African heritage and European instrumentation.


                In the 1960s and into the early 1970s add to this the creative powerhouses of Allen Toussaint, The Meters, Eddie Bo and others alongside the famous musical families of the city – the Nevilles, the Marsalis’s, the Lasties – and we find ourselves at the birthplace of the original sound of funk - New Orleans Funk.


                A seemingly endless line of amazing singers - Lee Dorsey, Betty Harris, Willie West, Eldridge Holmes – released a constant stream of stunning 45s, backed by the super-funk Meters and produced by Allen Toussaint. The multi-talented Eddie Bo, similarly wrote and produced for an elite set of artists including The Explosions, Chuck Carbo and others.


                But limited local record distribution meant that most of these artists remained unknown outside of the city borders and as a consequence many of these records are serious collectors items today.


                Add to this the syncopated poly-rhythm funk of Mardi Gras Indians with a rare version of the carnival classic Two-Way-Pock-A-Way, and the parade band jazz of the Rebirth Jazz Band (with their twisted take on the Blackbyrd’s rare groove classic Do It Fluid) and you have the latest instalment in Soul Jazz Records’ New Orleans Funk series.


                Read Quietus large feature here


                REVIEWS:
                "The hallmark of a great Soul Jazz compilation is the balance between the stone cold classic and the well selected deep cut, and this compilation serves up both well." Quietus
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                 "The Soul Jazz label’s long-running curation of New Orleans’s funky past has already yielded several premier league collections for hungry musical gumbo fans. The latest catch from the Nola freak scene... doesn’t disappoint with its swaggering and swinging line of classic cuts."  The Irish Times


                “Every New Orleans Funk release confirms that Soul Jazz Records should keep a triple A in the genre of Soul/Funk.” 90BPM

                • Willie West w/ The Meters – Fairchild
                • Professor Longhair – Go To The Mardi Gras
                • Betty Harris – Trouble With My Lover
                • Tony Owens – Got A Get My Baby Back Home
                • Lee Dorsey – Little Baby
                • The Dixie Cups – Two Way Poc A Way
                • Eldridge Holmes – If I Were A Carpenter
                • Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Do It Fluid
                • Lee Dorsey w/ The Meters – What You Want
                • The Explosions – Jockey Ride (Parts 1 & 2)
                • Allen Toussaint – We The People
                • Chuck Carbo – Take Care Your Homework Friend
                • Betty Harris – What'd I Do Wrong
                • Eldridge Holmes w/The Meters – The Book
                • The Deacons – Fagged Out
                • Diamond Joe – Gossip Gossip
                • Professor Longhair – Big Chief Part 2
                • The Rubaiyats – Omar Khayyam
                • 1. Willie West w/ The Meters – Fairchild
                • 2. Professor Longhair – Go To The Mardi Gras
                • 3. Betty Harris – Trouble With My Lover
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                Slide HamptonExplosion! The Sound Of Slide Hampton (1962)Atlantic

                Jump up sounds - large orchestra group on fire led by Trombonist Slide Hampton

                Original = USA Vinyl (blue/green label Atlantic) VG+ /Sleeve VG+ (+ Atlantic orig inner)
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                New Orleans Funk 2: The Original Sound of FunkSoul Jazz Records

                This is Soul Jazz Records’ new journey into the heart of New Orleans and a guide to the city’s finest Funk music produced in the late 1960s and early 1970s.’ Featuring everyone from The Meters to Eddie Bo, Lee Dorsey to Betty Harris, this is a who’s who of the Crescent City’s most famous and most funky! 


                The city of New Orleans has deep musical roots that stretch back to Africa. New Orleans first gave birth to Jazz music, a Black musical form centred on rhythm, improvisation, freedom and collectivity at the turn of the century. Similarly in the late 1960s New Orleans Funk came to define a unique sound, mixing Caribbean rhythms, New Orleans second-line syncopation and rhythm and blues, all played by the Big Easy’s finest musicians. 


                Whilst Jazz and Funk music spread throughout the world, many African-American musical traditions remained within the city limits such as Mardi Gras and Carnival, Saturday Night Fish Fries, Funeral Marching bands and much more which partly explains why New Orleans music is so unique. 


                The album comes with extensive sleeve-notes, exclusive photography and more, and is an essential guide to the musical landscape of New Orleans and - together with Soul Jazz Records’ earlier New Orleans’ releases - presents the definitive story of New Orleans Funk.
                Although on the mainland coast, New Orleans is also surrounded by lakes giving the city an island feel. Similarly its proximity to Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haiti and the other West Indian Isles means that Latin and Caribbean musical influences are in its veins as much as American musical traditions. The upside of this city’s isolation is that New Orleans musical traditions flourished away from those of the rest of America. A thriving city full of artists, musicians, singers, producers, record companies, studios (well one studio actually) led to a 24-hour, 7-day a week musical life, playing in clubs, bars, brothels, carnivals and parades. 


                The downside of the cities isolation from the rest of the US was that the city never developed a solid music industry to back up the creative over-supply. Whilst New York had Atlantic, Detroit had Motown, Memphis had Stax, Chicago had Chess, Los Angeles had Modern, New Orleans had a multitude of small businesses fighting for space - and often each other. Without the marketing, promotional weight, business nouse and financial clout, New Orleans labels found it hard to get the nationwide distribution necessary to fill the million-odd jukeboxes throughout the country. So whilst every family in America knows the music of Gladys Knight or Smokey Robinson few could tell you about – let alone hum a tune from - Benny Spellman, Inell Young, Warren Lee….This is far from being a reflection of the artists creativity or musicality - as anyone can tell you New Orleans melodies are the catchiest of all - more it is a reflection of the limitations of the local music industry. Some New Orleans artists became successful throughout the US such as Fats Domino in the 1950s and in the late 1960s The Meters and Lee Dorsey, but many artists remained within the city limits. 
                This makes for a fascinating goldmine of music released by a complex myriad of small labels run mainly by New Orleans producers, promoters and artists themselves. New Orleans Funk 2 brings together many of these artists along with text, sleeve-notes and photographs that gives social and historical context to the incredibly funky music of New Orleans.

                • Cyril Neville – Gossip
                • Eddie Bo – If It's Good To You (It's Good For You)
                • Ray J – Right Place Wrong Time
                • The Meters – Chicken Strut
                • Allen Toussaint – Tequila
                • The Prime Mates – Hot Tamales
                • Betty Harris – Show It
                • Lee Dorsey – Four Corners
                • Bonnie and Sheila – You Keep Me Hanging On
                • The Gaturs – Yeah You're Right, You Know You're Right
                • Danny White – The Twitch
                • Inell Young – What Do You See In Her
                • Earl King – Street Parade
                • Eddie Bo & The Soul Finders – The Rubber Band
                • Benny Spellman – Fortune Teller
                • Warren Lee – Mama Said We Can't Get Married
                • Betty Harris – 12 Red Roses
                • Joe Chopper & The Swinging 7 Soul Band – Soul Pusher
                • Eddie Bo – Hey Bo
                • Johnny Moore – Haven't I Been Good To You
                • Jimmy Hicks – I'm Mr Big Stuff
                • Warren Lee – Funky Belly
                • G. Davis and R. Tyler – Hold On Help Is On The Way
                • Art Neville – Bo Diddley
                • Porgy Jones – Dap
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                (Arthur Russell) Master MixRed Hot + Arthur RussellYep Roc Records

                w/ Joes Gonzalez, Hot Chip, Scissor Sisters & a squillion others showing their big-up respect for the music of Arthur Russell!

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                  Roy Ayers UbiquityRed, Black & Green (1976)Polydor

                  Classic Roy Ayers album featuring deep jazz legend Harry Whitaker on keyboards alongside Strata East musicians Charles Tolliver and Sonny Fortune! Funky deep early 1970s soulful jazz and jazz-funk!

                  • – Henceforth
                  • – Red, Black, & Green
                  • – Cocoa Butter
                  • – Rhythms of Your Mind
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                    Lee Scratch PerryVision Of Paradise
                    A thrilling, poetic narration with the legendary Lee Scratch Perry, this movie is a unique project in many ways: it’s not a biography but rather a fairytale documentary! The director followed Lee Perry for 15 years and discovered a story that is almost impossible to believe: a revelation, told about and with one of the major protagonists of contemporary music. It is a mind-blowing encounter with „The Prophet“ of the international Rastafari movement, one of the icons of the Black Power movement and “the” inventor of reggae and dub and it is also a humorous adventure of epic dimensions. The movie can be seen as a guide for how to change the world with music – with a positive attitude, mindset or, as Lee Perry calls it: “vibration”.
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                      I Got Funk - Time To Get DownPlayoff Records

                      Wicked collection containing some of the greatest funk records ever made. Includes tracks from James Brown, The Blackbyrds, Maceo & The Macs, Kool & the Gang and The Ohio Players. 



                      • James Brown – The Payback
                      • The Blackbyrds – Do It Fluid
                      • Black Heat – The Jungle
                      • Maceo & The Macks – Cross The Tracks
                      • Skull Snaps – It's A New Day
                      • Kool & The Gang – Jungle Boogie
                      • Lightning Rod – Sport
                      • Ohio Players – Skin Tight
                      • Average White Band – The Message
                      • Cameo – Funk Funk
                      • The Fatback Band – (Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop
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                      Effie SmithHarper Valley P.T.A. Gossip / The Natural (1968)Eee Cee Records

                      WICKED, WICKED 60s funky rhythm and blues version of Jeannie C Riley's HArper Valley PTA - how awesome is that? Plus a lesson in hair processing on the flip - this single ROCKS

                      Original = USA Unplayed 45 Vinyl VG /Sleeve VG+

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                      • – Harper Valley P.T.A Gossip
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                      Soul Jazz Records 7” CLASSIC 7" BagNavy Blue Blue and White BAGSoul Jazz Records

                      This is our CLASSIC ORIGINAL 7" Record Bag (Navy blue/white). 100% Essential!

                      Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 50 7"s). Fantastic for DJing, impressing your stylish friends or just 'carrying stuff'.

                      As well as the classic blue bag with white strap and stripes these are now available in limited edition red, green, cyan and more with matching straps - 'nuff colours!

                        Ezra CollectiveJuan Pablo: The PhilosopherEnter The Jungle

                        Ezra Collective finally drop their highly anticipated debut! The hotly tipped collective play a tight mix of spiritual jazz, influenced by traditional african rhythm and melody. 'Juan Pablo: The Philosopher' has been receiving a LOT of praise and getting support from the likes of Gilles Peterson and more. Mixed by Floating Points and features a guest spot by the superb Nubya Garcia - plus a stunning version of the Sun Ra classic, 'Space Is The Place'! Essential release!

                        • – Intro
                        • – Juan Pablo
                        • – The Philosopher
                        • – Dylan's Dilemma
                        • – People In Trouble
                        • – Space Is The Place
                        Original Silk Screen PrintBob Marley (silver)

                        New hand-numbered edition
                        Unbelievably groovy and very limited hand-printed, individually numbered silkscreen A4 prints by Jeremy Collingwood. All are specially created and individually hand printed by the traditional letter press method. All limited editions.These are wicked!


                          • Original Silk Screen Print£15.00
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