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    'An absolutely crucial survey of the origins of the Jamaican music industry replete with chapter and verse quotes from many of the pivotal movers and shakers.

    "A wealth of new information, expertly marshalled: this is a book whose time has come!" STEVE BARROW (Rough Guide to Reggae).

    This is a limited-edition book, DO NOT MISS OUT!

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                        • Lloyd McNeill – Tranquil
                        Cuba: Music and Revolution Vol.2 Compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Records

                        Cuba: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 2 is the new album compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that takes off in exactly the same vein as the much-acclaimed Vol. 1 - exploring the many styles that came out of Cuba in the 1970s as Latin and Salsa mixed with heavy doses of Jazz, Funk, and Disco to create some of the most dancefloor-friendly music every made!

                        The album comes as a heavyweight 3xLP and deluxe 2xCD set, complete with extensive sleeve notes, and is jam-packed with heavy bass lines, synth and Wah-Wah guitar funk combined with the heavyweight percussion, powerful brass lines and the all-encompassing Latin rhythms of Cuban music known throughout the world.

                        Much of the music on this album is featured in the deluxe large format book ‘Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90’, released by Soul Jazz Books and also compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records), featuring the music and record designs of Cuba, made in the 30-year period following the Cuban Revolution.

                        The music on this new album features a host of rarities from legendary Cuban artists such as Los Van Van, alongside Grupo De Experimentación, Farah Maria, Ricardo Eddy Martinez, Juan Pablo Torres, Grupo Sintesis and Orquesta Riverside, most of whose names remain largely unknown outside of Cuba but have long been favourite club tracks and secret-weapons in Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker's record boxes!

                        The music on this album reflects the most cutting-edge of Cuban groups that were recording in Cuba in the 1970s and 1980s – all searching for a new Cuban identity and new musical forms reflecting both the Afro-Cuban cultural heritage of a nation that gave birth to Latin music - and its new position as a socialist state. Most of the music featured on this album have never been heard outside of Cuba.

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                        Both Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker have been involved in Cuban music for more than two decades – Gilles Peterson with his many Havana Cultura projects for his Brownswood label and Stuart Baker with a number of Soul Jazz Records albums recorded in Cuba. This Soul Jazz Records album is released in conjunction with Egrem, the Cuban state record company, and has been put together after the many crate-digging trips that both compilers have made on the streets of Havana and beyond in Cuba stretching over a 20-year period, searching out rare and elusive original Cuban vinyl records.

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                        REVIEWS of CUBA: Music and Revolution vol. 1:

                        "We already have a strong contender for 'compilation of the year'. Put together by devout crate-diggers and Cuban music enthusiasts Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records)" JUNO

                        "It's abundantly clear that these compilers are at the very top of their game. Everything here was previously unheard outside of Cuba, making this a feast for the curious" Vinyl District

                        "Priceless comp that goes far beyond Buena Vista!" UNCUT

                        • Juan Pablo Torres Y Algo Nuevo – Y Que Bien
                        • Orquesta Los Van Van – Por Que Lo Haces
                        • Los Latinos – Quemando
                        • Farah María – Amame y No Pienses Mas
                        • FA 5 – Muevete Con Las Fuerzas Del Corazon
                        • Tambores De Enrique Bonne – Como Arrullos De Palma
                        • Ricardo Eddy Martinez – Expreso Ritmico
                        • Los Papines – Solo De Tumba y Bongo
                        • Grupo Sintesis – Aqui Estamos
                        • Los Van Van – Llegada
                        • Grupo Raices Nuevas – Baila Mi Guaguancó
                        • Luis Carbonell – La Rumba
                        • Orquesta Riverside – En Casa Del Trompo No Bailes
                        • Juan Formel & Los Van Van – Llegue, Llegue
                        • Grupo Los Yoyi – Tu No Me Puedes Conquistar
                        • Los Papines – Para Que Niegas ?
                        • Grupo De Experimentación Sonora Del ICAIC – ¡ Cuba Va !
                        • Raul Gomez – Luces En La Pista
                        • Los Brito – El 4-5-6
                        • Leo Brouwer – Tema de El Rancheador De La Naturaleza
                        • Ricardo Eddy Martinez – La 132
                        • Los Reyes 73 – Finalizo Un Amor
                        • 3×LP + Download Code £26.00
                          Expected 29 OctPreorder
                        • 2×CD£13.00
                          Expected 29 OctPreorder
                        Johnny ValutiLater Than Sooner / Swiss Ska FeverTip-A-Top Records

                        Following up from their awesome "Covid 19" ska tune come Switzerland's finest live/studio band Sir Jay & Ska-Ta-Nauts with two fresh nuggets to keep things moving on..

                        • Johnny Valuti – Later Than Sooner
                        • Sir Jay & The Skatanauts – Swiss Ska Fever
                        • 7"£13.00
                          Out of stock