OUT NOW! New 400-page 12"x12" deluxe heavyweight book on Soul Jazz Records/Books.

    Foreword by Tom Moulton and Nicky Siano (The Gallery).

    Presented by Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt.

    Introduction and interviews by  Claes 'Discoguy' Widlund. 

    This large-format deluxe hardback book features the amazing artwork of thousands of disco record cover designs from the 1970s up to the mid-1980s.

    Together, the record cover designs gathered here create a unique visual history of disco culture. Featuring more than 2,000 album cover designs (including hundreds of full-size covers) as well as over 350 12-inch sleeves, this book is truly an encyclopedic document of disco music and the industry and culture attending it.

    In addition to the visual documents from the era, the book includes interviews with a number of important disco figures such as Mel Cheren (West End Records), Henry Stone (TK Records), Ken Cayre (Salsoul), Marvin Schlachter (Prelude) and others, as well as histories, biographies and discographies of all the major disco record companies, plus sections on roller disco sleeves, disco instruction albums, 12-inch sleeves and a scrapbook of disco ads.

    Among the many musicians featured here are Bohannon, James Brown, Jocelyn Brown, Cerrone, Dennis Coffey, Donna Summer, Chic, Fatback Band, Gino Soccio, Giorgio Moroder, Gloria Gaynor, Grace Jones, Isaac Hayes, Kool and the Gang, DC LaRue, Loleatta Holloway, MFSB, Ohio Players, Salsoul Orchestra and The Trammps.

    This is the latest volume in Soul Jazz's deluxe series of books featuring full-size reproductions of record cover art designs. It is presented by Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt, editors of the book Disco Patrick Presents: The Bootleg Guide to Disco Acetates, Funk, Rap and Disco Medleys.

    See Independent newspaper four-page feature/gallery here.

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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.



      Dancehall BookThe Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall CultureSoul Jazz Books

      New 10th anniversary edition on Soul Jazz Books/Soul Jazz Records of this now classic large format deluxe book - the definitive photography book and essential guide to Jamaican Dancehall in the 1980s featuring 100s and 100s of amazing photographs - all with accompanying text, interviews and biographies.

      'Dancehall' is an essential reference book for anyone interested in Reggae and captures a previously unseen era of musical culture, fashion and lifestyle in stunning, vibrant colour.

      Dancehall is a culture that encompasses music, fashion, drugs, guns, art, community, technology, and more. Born in the 1950s out of the neighbourhood soundsystems of Kingston, Dancehall grew to its height in the 1980s before a massive influx of drugs and guns made the scene too dangerous for many. Today Dancehall remains at the centre of Jamaican musical and cultural life. From its roots in Kingston in the 1950s to its heyday in the 1980s, Dancehall conquered the globe spreading to the USA, UK, Canada, Japan, Europe and beyond.

      In the early 1980s Jamaica was in the throws of political and gang violence - photographer Beth Lesser ventured where few other dared and this book is a never-before-seen record of the exciting, dangerous and vibrant world of Dancehall.

      Living in Jamaica in the late 70s and early 80s she photographed and documented a cultural explosion as producers, singers, DJs and soundsystems who all made a living out of the slums of Kingston. With unprecedented access to the incredibly vibrant music scene during this period, Beth Lesser’s photographs are a unique way into a previously hidden part of Jamaican culture.

      REVIEWS:

      “Lesser’s book is a vibrant anthology of all that mattered; the soundsystems, singers, producers, singers and deejays” THE GUARDIAN

      “This superb book of Beth Lesser’s photographs, supplemented by her emphatic text and wonderful candid interviews with many of the main players gives us a unique view straight to the heart of dancehall reggae.” Steve Barrow, author of THE ROUGH GUIDE TO REGGAE

      “This book features Dancehall and all its luminaries, with a back-drop of bass bins, heat-hazed colour and excellent knitwear, plus interviews, biographies and diversions into the music’s development.” MOJO

      "I love when I find a book that investigates a particular scene or sub-culture. Beth Lesser's Dancehall captures the Jamaican Dancehall culture of the 1980s with the same level of sincerity and curiosity that Brassai exhibited while capturing Paris nightlife in the 1930s. " THE SARTORIALIST

      "One of the Great Photo Books. Without a doubt one of the most important books published about the history of post independent Jamaican music." AMAZON


        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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          Punk 45: The Singles Cover Art of Punk 1976-80Edited by Jon Savage and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Books

          Soul Jazz Records’ massive deluxe 400-page Punk 45s cover art book edited and compiled by Jon Savage (author of the seminal book on punk, England’s Dreaming) and Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records).

          The book includes introduction and text by Jon Savage, numerous interviews, features and articles from the likes of Richard Hell, Seymour Stein (Sire Records), Geoff Travis (Rough Trade), Peter Saville (Factory), Martin Mills (Beggars Banquet), Dave Robinson (Stiff Records), Richard H Kirk (Cabaret Voltaire), Martin Moscrop (A Certain Ratio) as well as exhaustive biographies, band line-ups and more to create an in-depth study of punk during its formative years.

          This book features the original full-size singles cover art of hundreds of punk groups - everyone from the pre-punk roots of The Stooges, MC5 and New York Dolls on to punk's birth in New York (Ramones, Talking Heads, Voidoids, Dead Boys) and London (Pistols, Clash, Buzzcocks) and then its rapid growth around the world. Included are hundreds and hundreds of rare, classic and stunning sleeves that collected together for the first time chart the rise of punk between the years 1976-1980.

            Reggae 45 SoundsystemThe Label Art of Reggae Singles, A Visual History of Jamaican Reggae 1959-79Soul Jazz Books

            Reggae Soundsystem 45! is a new stunning deluxe 500 page flexibound book that features over 1000  full size record label 45 rpm single designs that span the history of reggae music. 

            The book is compiled by the renowned author and reggae expert Steve Barrow (Rough Guide to Reggae/Blood and Fire Records) and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records). Text by Steve Barrow and Noel Hawks.

            As well as the stunning full-size 45 designs, this book is ram-jam filled with text on many of the records, artists, producers and record companies featured in the book.

            The 45rpm 7” single is at the heart of reggae music, the main tool in which reggae music has been communicated to the public by the deejays in the dancehalls of Kingston, through to its dissemination worldwide, over the last 50+years. 

            These unique label designs give us a hidden history of design that is raw, innovative and hip. Ever since the birth of the Jamaican music industry  through to the present day, these idiosyncratic label designs have helped illustrate, signify and energise the music that they accompany.

            Reggae 45 Soundsystem is released to coincide with the publication of a second large format hardback 12x12" book, Reggae Soundsystem which features original album cover art of reggae, also published by Soul Jazz Books.

              Voguing: Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York City 1989-92Photographs and interviews by Chantal Regnault, Introduction by Tim LawrenceSoul Jazz Books

              BACK IN PRINT!!! The ESSENTIAL book about Voguing featuring 200+ photographs, interviews and text on the LEGENDS of the House Ballroom Scene of New York City 1989-92.

              Introductory essay is by Tim Lawrence, author of the seminal music books: 'Life and Death on The New York Dance Floor',‘Love Saves the Day: A History of American dance music culture, 1970-79’ and ‘Hold on to your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973-92’.

              Voguing came out of the extraordinary house ballroom scene that emerged in Harlem, New York in the 1980s where men competed against one another for their dancing skills, the realness of their drag and their ability to walk on a catwalk runway like a model.

              These wild years of voguing and the house ballroom scene are vividly captured at its height in hundreds of amazing, previously unpublished photographs. A visual riot of fashion, gender, polysexuality and subversive style, Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York 1989-92 is also a fascinating and timely document on sexuality and race.

              In 2018 a new American TV drama series, Ryan Murphy's POSE premiered, set in the Voguing and House Ballroom world.

              Photographer Chantal Regnault lived in New York between 1989-92, photographing the hidden and underground Voguing and House Ballroom Scene at its height – the book features the dancers Willi Ninja, Jose and Luis Xtravaganza (who all worked with Madonna) – LEGENDARY ‘mothers’ of the gay and transgender world – Avis Pendavis, Peppa LaBeija, Carmen Xtravaganza, Dorian Corey, Paris Dupree and more.


              SELECT REVIEWS:

              "Photographer Chantal Regnault immersed herself in the Voguing scene with passion, accumulating a treasure trove of unpublished photographs now gathered in this book. A beautiful subversive and rare document but also a sociological testimony of a musical movement undeniably linked to sexual and cultural identity." PARIS VOGUE

              "Fabulous images documenting the phenomenon of Voguing in New York's house ballrooms in the 1980s and early 90s" THE GUARDIAN

              "An amazing insight into the roots of music, polysexuality and subversive style that defined a party era." EVENING STANDARD

              "This photography book captures all the fierce shade-throwing, catwalk-walking competition of gay ballroom culture in the 1980s ... 10,10,10." GAY TIMES

              Read Quietus feature here

              Read Guardian interview with Chantal Regnault here

              See Guardian photo gallery here

              200 page deluxe 24x30cm flexibound book,

                Cuba: Original Album Cover Art of Cuban MusicCompiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Books

                "Must read Best Books of 2020" Financial Times

                Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Album Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90 ’ is a stunning new deluxe 250-page large format hardback book compiled and edited by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that features many 100s of stunning and unique Cuban record sleeve designs made since the Cuban Revolution led by Fidel Castro in 1959. These album covers have rarely been seen (nor heard) outside of Cuba and show a rich previously hidden history of both music and design.

                ‘Cuba: Music and Revolution’ is the first ever book about Cuban record sleeve design and has been five years in the making, made in full co-operation with the Cuban government. The record sleeve designs reflect both the rich cultural Latin musical legacy of Cuba, as well as the political and aesthetic influence of revolutionary Communism, which manifests itself both in the music created on the island and the artwork of the designs included here.

                Cuban music is the source of much Latin music in the 20th century. Salsa, the all-encompassing Latin music that came out of New York in the 1970s, and soon spread across Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and elsewhere, owes all of its success to the Cuban music on which it is fundamentally based.

                These record sleeves help document the dramatic change in Cuba’s identity from that of 1950s tourist paradise to socialist state. Following the Cuban Revolution in 1959, the United States imposed a trade embargo which exists to this day, and as a consequence the many 100s of Cuban records featured here have rarely been seen outside of Cuba.

                The book is edited and compiled by Gilles Peterson, BBC broadcaster, record label owner, DJ, record collector, founder of Worldwide FM and Stuart Baker, founder of Soul Jazz Records. Together they have edited two earlier critically-acclaimed music and design books ‘Freedom, Rhythm and Sound – Revolutionary Jazz Cover Art 1965-83’ and ‘Bossa Nova and The Rise of Brazilian Music in the 1960s’.

                In conjunction with the deluxe book, Soul Jazz Records will be releasing an album also compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker, charting the rise of Cuban music in the 1970s and featuring many of the artists who appear in this book.

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                  Coxsone's Music 2 : The Sound Of Young JamaicaSoul Jazz Records

                  Over 40 tracks!

                  This is the second collection to bring together many of the visionary producer Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s early recordings made with Jamaica’s most exciting young artists and musicians who helped define the world of reggae music over the decades following Jamaican Independence.

                  These recordings were made when Sir Coxsone ruled the dancehalls of Kingston in the late 1950s and early 1960s with his number one Downbeat Sound System, where songs were tested out on dub plates at a dance to see a crowd’s reaction - the most popular of which were then released commercially.

                  Featuring early material by Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond, Tommy McCook (all of whom would form The Skatalites), Toots and The Maytals, young singers such as Bob Marley and The Wailers, Delroy Wilson, Owen Gray all captured in their formative days.

                  The music here spans a wealth of styles – Jamaican rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, proto-ska, Rastafarian – all of which were drawn upon to create the future sounds of Jamaican reggae that Sir Coxsone and the artists featured would soon create at Studio One which opened its doors in 1963.

                  This collection is released on heavyweight triple-vinyl plus download code, double CD with slipcase and digital download. Sleevenotes and text is by the author Noel Hawks.

                  • Roland and his Alley Cats – Jerk Pork
                  • Neville Esson – Lovers Jive
                  • Monty & The Cyclones – Lazy Lou
                  • Owen Gray – Get Drunk
                  • Monty & The Cyclones – Dog It
                  • Clancy Eccles – More Proof
                  • Tommy McCook & The Skatalites – Exodus
                  • Clue J and his Blues Blasters – Swanee River Rock
                  • Delroy Wilson – Spit In The Sky
                  • Roland Alphonso – Federal Special
                  • Owen Gray – Grandma Grandpa
                  • Don Drummond – Cuban Blockade
                  • Theophilus Beckford With Clue J & His City Slickers – Little Lady
                  • Tommy McCook – Away From You
                  • Clancy Eccles With Hersan & His City Slickers – I Live And I Love
                  • Roland Alphonso and His Alley Cats – Hully Gully Rock
                  • Delroy Wilson – Lion Of Judah
                  • Tommy McCook – Two For One
                  • Toots & The Maytals – Sweet Sweet Jenny
                  • Roland Alphonso – Grand National
                  • Owen Gray With Hersan & His City Slickers – Sinners Weep and Mourn
                  • Tommy McCook – Peanut Vendor
                  • Toots & The Maytals – Shining Light
                  • Lascelles Perkins with Clue J & His Blues Blasters  – Lonely Moments
                  • Toots & The Maytals – Six and Seven Books Of Moses
                  • Cecil Lloyd – It Happens
                  • Bonny & Scully – Don't Do It
                  • Don Drummond – Scrap Iron
                  • Lascelles Perkins with Clue J & His Blues Blasters  – Creation
                  • Tommy McCook – Don't Slam The Door
                  • Winston & Bibbie and The Rhythm Aces – Joybells Of Independence
                  • Roland Alphonso – Jack Ruby
                  • Toots & The Maytals – Hallelujah
                  • Bob Marley & The Wailers – Habits
                  • Frank Anderson & Tommy McCook – Wheel and Turn
                  • Busty & Cool – Kingston To Mo'Bay
                  • Don Drummond – Mr Propman
                  • Higgs & Wilson – Mighty Man
                  • Tommy McCook and Roland Alphonso – Trotting In
                  • Bunny & Skitter with Count Ossie and His Wareikas – Cool Breeze
                  • The Mellow Larks – Light Of My Life
                  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
                  • – Agony Shorthand
                  • – Radio Dies Screaming
                  • – Twisted Road
                  PUNK 45: Les Punks - The French ConnectionSoul Jazz Records

                  Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 release documents the first radical underground punk bands to come out of France including Metal Urbain (the first group ever to be signed to Rough Trade Records), Marie et Les Garçons, Asphalt Jungle, through to the earliest experimental cold wave/minimal wave electronic groups such as Kas Product, Charles de Goal and A3 Dans le WC who emerged at the start of the 1980s.

                  The accompanying large 44-page outsize booklet shows how punk in France emerged out of the country’s history of rebellion and revolution (from Serge Gainsbourg to the Paris ‘68 riots) as well as a love for American punk and proto bands like The New York Dolls and The Stooges, and was kick-started by witnessing the first UK punk bands (including the Sex Pistols who played in Paris in Sep 1976).

                  It also explains how French revolutionary, artistic and intellectual ideas influenced the birth of punk in both New York (Dadaism and Surrealism, Rimbaud and Voltaire) and in Britain (Situationism), how Paris based art collective Bazooka influenced the work of Jamie Reid and The Sex Pistols, and more besides. 

                  The booklet features extensive text, exclusive photography as well as interviews with key French figures in the movement including Marc Zermati (Skydog Records), Patrick Eudeline (Asphalt Jungle), Michel Esteban (Ze Records) and Eric Debris (Metal Urbain).

                  Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 album comes as a heavyweight double vinyl LP with gatefold sleeve, inserts, full sleeve notes + download code and also as a deluxe CD pack + 50-page outsize booklet and as a digital album.

                  This is the latest in Soul Jazz Records’ Punk 45 series which documents punk around the world, following on from earlier releases Punk 45: Kill The Hippies (USA punk), Punk 45: There Is No Such Thing As Society (UK punk and post-punk), Punk 45: Sick on You (proto-punk), Punk 45: Burn, Rubber City Punk (Akron), Punk 45: Extermination Nights in The Sixth City (Cleveland) and Punk 45: Chaos in the City of Angels and Devils (Los Angeles) as well as the book Punk 45: Singles Cover Art of Punk with Jon Savage

                  REVIEWS

                  Read PITCHFORK article here

                  • Marie et Les Garçons – Rien A Dire
                  • Metal Boys – Sweet Marylin
                  • Fantomes – I Wanna Be Your Dog
                  • Gazoline – Sally
                  • A3 Dans Les WC – Photo Couleur
                  • Asphalt Jungle – Planté Comme Un Privé
                  • Warm Gun – Broken Windows
                  • Metal Urbain – Paris Maquis
                  • Electric Callas – Kill Me Two Times
                  • KaS Product – Mind
                  • 84 Flesh – Salted City
                  • Les Olivensteins – Euthanasie
                  • Angel Face – Wolf City Blues
                  • Guilty Razors – Hurts and Noises
                  • Dogs – Here Comes My Baby
                  • Charles De Goal – Dans Le Labyrinthe
                  • Guilty Razors – I Don't Wanna Be A Rich
                  • Marie et Les Garçons – A Bout De Souffle
                  • Calcinator – Électrifié
                  Don CherryMusic, Wisdom, LoveFinders Keepers

                  Another essential release from Finders Keepers!

                  Reaching a near-mythical status amongst fans of free jazz’s most worldly intrepid explorer, these seldom heard Paris soundtrack sessions known as ‘Music, Wisdom, Love’ have evaded collectors’ grasps and confused historians for exactly 50 years. Instigated in Paris in 1967 and filmed during Don’s downtime on a visit to the Chat qui Pêche nightclub in March 1967 (where he played with Karl Berger, Henri Texier and Jacques Thollot), the bulk of this cinematic portrait was filmed on the streets of Paris under the direction of creative all-rounders Jean-Noël Delamarre and Nathalie Perrey who, as their careers bloomed, would become pivotal figures in underground French cinema - straddling La Nouvelle Vague, adult entertainment and cinema fantastique in what can only be described as speedball cinema. 

                  Available for the first time ever and licensed from producer and director Jean-Noel Delamarre himself.

                    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
                    PsyclonesTape Music 1980 - 1984Notte Brigante

                    A detailed compilation on the music of cult, highly underrated, Californian post-punk, Psyclones. Notte Brigante collect the band's early output, that was scattered over diverse tape releases throughout the early 80s, focussing on ambient, industrial, new wave, post-punk and synth-pop styles.

                    • – Departing
                    • – Neon People
                    • – Reagan For Shah
                    • – Keep It Together
                    • – Between Space
                    • – I Don’t Know
                    • – News Of The World
                    • – In And Out
                    • – With The Other
                    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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                    The Secret DJ: Book Two

                    Through four decades of dance music and club culture, how capitalism bought and sold the utopian dreams of the Acid House generation. Essential reading for anyone who cares about the dancefloor; past, present and future!

                    Here's what groovy people say!

                    “I never read books about electronic music, why would I? But I guess The Secret DJ is more an anarchist handbook for shattered dreamers than a manual on how to make it big on the scene. Can’t wait for his new adventures.” – Ivan Smagghe

                    “We all have war stories, us jobbing night-lifers. From having sets ended by soldiers with automatic weapons in Juarez to coming-round in Glasgow city centre suddenly best pals with a gangster who’s most affectionate nickname was ‘Wolf’. I’ve bagged a couple over the years. And yours are undoubtedly more vivid, funnier or more ludicrous than mine. The Secret DJ’s are better still.” – Ewan Pearson

                    “I loved book one, waiting to live the DJ life vicariously again thru book two!” – Arthur Baker

                    “It’s rare for a writer to capture the excitement and absurdity of dance music culture at the same time, but the Secret DJ did that to great effect in the first book. This latest chapter in the story promises to be every bit as exhilarating, providing an important critical voice at a time when ‘the society of the spectacle’ threatens to suck the life out of those clinging to the acid house dream.” – Justin Robertson


                      • Book (450g)£20.00
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                      Soul Jazz Records presents Boombox 45 Box Set: Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro and Disco RapBOX SETSoul Jazz Records

                      Soul Jazz Records’ fantastic new collection of early rap on this unique seven-inch box set comprises five independent, super-rare and collectors’ early hip-hop 45s housed together in bespoke thick card box, all fully re-mastered and presented in their own separate exact replica original artwork, complete with original B-sides for the first time ever.

                      This is a stunning selection of old-school party rap meets disco from the early days of hip-hop. Artists include Lady B, Bransam, Manujhoti, TJ Swann, PeeWee Mel and Barry B.

                      This box set is a one-off pressing exclusively for Record Store Day.


                      • The Majestics – Class A
                      • The Majestics – Key To Love
                      • Lady B – To The Beat Y'all (Part 1)
                      • Lady B – To The Beat Y'all (Part 2)
                      • Bramsam – Move Your Body
                      • Bramsam – Get Up And Dance Now
                      • TJ Swann, Pee Wee Mel and Barry B – Are You Ready (Part 1)
                      • TJ Swann, Pee Wee Mel and Barry B – Are You Ready (Part 2)
                      • Manujothi – Shake Your Body
                      • Manujothi – Shake Your Body (Instrumental)
                      • 5×7" Boxset£35.00
                        Out of stock
                      Andrew Weatherall: A Jockey Slut TributeJockey Slut

                      DON'T MISS OUT on this ESSENTIAL book! An extensive, informative book on main man Andy Weatherall from those who knew him best including ... Bobby Gillespie, Danny Rampling, David Holmes, Keith Tenniswood, Terry Farley and many more!

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                      Andrew Weatherall was the acid house generation’s most inspiring DJ and producer, renowned for his work on Primal Scream’s epoch-defining ‘Screamadelica’ and his own bands Sabres Of Paradise and Two Lone Swordsmen. As a DJ he was peerless and unpredictable, helming club nights that played techno, rockabilly or music that “never knowingly exceeded 122 bpm.”

                      Weatherall featured in seminal dance music magazine Jockey Slut many times during its lifetime. All his interviews from the publication are included within this tribute to The Guv’nor. Further articles cover the tenure of his professional life from the mid-80s to 2020. They include his beginnings at the influential Boy’s Own fanzine, his DJ sets at landmark nights Shoom and Sabresonic, and the plethora of ventures he still had running including the Woodleigh Research Project, A Love From Outer Space and festival Convenanza.

                      Jockey Slut magazine ran from 1993 - 2004. The influential club culture publication was started by John Burgess and Paul Benney as a self published Manchester based fanzine. It became a monthly when it moved to London in 1999. Jockey Slut was notable for being more music-centric, left-field and irreverent than other dance music magazines. It also bagged some real exclusives during its tenure giving first ever interviews to The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk and The Avalanches.

                      Included in the 160 page, perfect bound book edited by founding Jockey Slut editor John Burgess is:

                      - All Andrew Weatherall's Jockey Slut interviews collated (1993-2004) including Weatherall Gets His Tats Out, I’m A Classic Underachiever, Two Lone Swordsmen and An Audience With... and more.
                      - Further new features and classic articles from Luke Una, Richard Norris, Kris Needs, Joe Muggs, Jim Butler, Mandi James, Lee Brackstone and more.
                      - Brand new 10,000+ word oral history of Andrew Weatherall’s early years from Shoom & Screamadelica to Sabres of Paradise featuring interviews with Bobby Gillespie, Ed Simons, Danny Rampling, Justin Robertson, Andrew Innes, David Holmes, Keith Tenniswood, Anna Haigh, Terry Farley and more.
                      - Retrospective of Andrew Weatherall’s club nights Sabresonic, Bloodsugar, Double Gone Chapel, Wrong Meeting, A Love From Outer Space by John Burgess.
                      All proceeds from the book will go to the charities that were important to Andrew Weatherall: Amnesty International, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Thrombosis UK, Crisis.

                        • Book (400g)£15.00
                          Out of stock
                        Arthur RussellThe World Of Arthur RussellSoul Jazz Records

                        New fully remastered re-release of Soul Jazz Records’ ‘The World of Arthur Russell’, the seminal collection of Arthur Russell’s essential music back in print on awesome limited-edition heavy deluxe triple vinyl and deluxe CD edition.

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                        This album brings together some of Russell’s best-loved and most accessible works including his wide-ranging music both solo and in groups including Dinosaur L (the essential ‘Go Bang’), Loose Joints (the equally classic ‘Is It All Over My Face’) as well as rarities such as the 7” only ‘Pop Your Funk’, Indian Ocean’s ‘Schoolbell/Treehouse’, Lola’s ‘Wax The Van’ and more.

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                        “Arthur Russell fused the avant-garde with disco and sounds like nothing else on earth.” The GUARDIAN

                        “Russell is the great enigma of the New York music scene” THE WIRE

                        “Simply one of the best compilations of this or any year.” RECORD COLLECTOR

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                        Arthur Russell’s music effortlessly crossed musical boundaries making it timeless. His dance music credentials are faultless and this collection features mixes from Larry Levan, Françcois Kervorkian and Walter Gibbons. Similarly, his song-writing, musicality and performance skills are equally cherished as composer Philip Glass wrote, ‘this was a guy who could sit down with a cello and sing with it in a way that no one on earth has ever done before or will do again.’

                        When Soul Jazz Records’ The World of Arthur Russell first came out in 2003, Russell’s music had slipped into near obscurity. Nearly 18 years later there are over a dozen releases of his music, reissues of his original albums and more. ‘The World of Arthur Russell’ is the classic first collection of his work available once more.

                        • Dinosuar L – Go Bang (Francois K Mix)
                        • Lola – Wax The Van
                        • Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face (Larry Levan Mix)
                        • Arthur Russell – Keeping Up
                        • Arthur Russell – In The Light Of The Miracle
                        • Arthur Russell – A Little Lost
                        • Loose Joints – Pop Your Funk
                        • Arthur Russell – Lets Go Swimming (Walter Gibbons Mix)
                        • Dinosuar L – In The Cornbelt (Larry Levan Mix)
                        • Arthur Russell – Treehouse
                        • Indian Ocean – Schoolbell/Treehouse (Walter Gibbons Mix)
                        Lindo Sonho Delirante vol.3: 100 fearless records from Brazil (1986-2000)by Bento AraujoPoeira Press

                        PLEASE NOTE!! THIS BOOK IS CURRENTLY STUCK IN BRAZIL DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS! Press 'remind' and we will let you know when it arrives

                        ONLY AVAILABLE ON PRE-ORDER Wicked new book from Brazil! 3rd and final in this great series of Brazil record cover art books! PREVIOUS 2 are SOLD OUT!

                        Pre-order here!

                        Direct from Brazil - Wicked new Brazilian book featuring 100 underground Brazilian records from the 1980s and 90s and their artwork - lots of Brazilian post-punk, post-Tropicalia, Brazilian synthwave and more! Great stuff!

                        Featuring text (in English and Portuguese) and artwork on all these utterly essential albums! Loads of rarities, loads of classics!

                        Limited copies! ONLY AVAILABLE ON PRE-ORDER and will sell out - don't miss out!

                        SHIPS IN DECEMBER


                          • Book (650g)£30.00
                            Out of stock
                          Le DealJazz TraficantesFavorite Recordings

                          SUPERB, golden-era style jazz set from this talented group of French musicians, Le Deal. Killer, killer release!

                          • – Jazz Traficantes
                          • – Riot in Chinatown
                          • – Custom Agents
                          • – Mexican Junkanoo Suite (Part 1)
                          • – Mexican Junkanoo Suite (Part 2)
                          • – Mexican Junkanoo Suite (Part 3)
                          • LP£21.00
                            Out of stock
                          DiscoYou Should Be DancingMulti-Media Marketing Publications

                          Nice book with groovy pics

                            • Original Book (300g)£20.00
                              Nice s/hand hardback book in good condition
                              In stockAdd to Bag
                            Freedom, Rhythm and SoundPOSTERSoul 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.

                              Two Synths, A Guitar (And) A Drum Machine - Soul Jazz Records #1 Post Punk DanceSoul Jazz Records

                              OUT NOW!

                              Soul Jazz Records new ‘Two Synths, A Guitar (and) A Drum Machine’ is a new collection of current D-I-Y post-punk bands shaped by the mutant sounds of no wave, punk funk and New York Noise bands from the late 70s and early 80s that collided with the world of underground dance music found at the Paradise Garage, Mudd Club in New York City (ESG, Arthur Russell, Bush Tetras, Talking Heads, Suicide, Liquid Liquid).

                              Other influences cited here include Manchester and Sheffield’s industrial post-punk sounds of the 1980s (Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Gang of Four) as well as the 1970s German electronic experimentalism of Cluster, Neu!, Harmonia and Can.

                              Featured artists from around the globe include Los Angeles D-I-Y band Automatic, New Fries from Toronto, artist/music collaborators Toresch from Germany, Susumu Makai from Japan/UK, Vex Ruffin from the Phillipines/California and Madmadmad, Gramme, Tom of England and other UK groups

                              That all the bands featured here manage to make distinctive contemporary music out of these 80s roots is testament to the wide range of other musics that are seamlessly absorbed into a modern melting pot of sound – hip-hop, the electronic European avant-garde, rave culture, and more.

                              The double vinyl comes in two editions:

                              1) Limited edition indies EXCLUSIVE heavyweight green double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.

                              2) Limited edition heavyweight black double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.

                              The album is also available as a CD and digital release

                              • Automatic – Too Much Money
                              • Zongamin – Underwater Paramid
                              • New Fries – Lily
                              • Vex Ruffin & Fab 5 Freddy – The Balance
                              • Ixna – Somebody Said
                              • Leroy Duncann – Dream River
                              • Tom Of England – Neon Green
                              • Toresch – Tocar
                              • Becker & Mukai – La Rivière des Perles
                              • Gramme – Discolovers
                              • Niagara – Ida
                              • Charles Manier – Sift Through Art Collecting People
                              • Black Deer – Baseball Shorts
                              • Madmadmad – Hot Disco
                              • Wino D – Untitled
                              The Soul BookIan Hoare, Clive Anderson, Tony Cummings, Simon Frith Methuen Paperbacks

                              Soul music in the 1970s. Great!

                                • Original Book (600g)£18.00
                                  Secondhand out of print book in great condition
                                  In stockAdd to Bag
                                Billie HarrisI Want Some Water (feat. Horace Tapscott)Nimbus West

                                **Legendary session! First time ever on vinyl and cut directly from the original master tapes with no digital process whatsoever! Tip-on sleeve printed just like the old Nimbus LPs from the 70s and 80s and features new artwork from original session photos with liner notes!**

                                At long last - finally on viny and taken from the original tapes. 3/5ths of the quintet that recorded on Horace Tapscott's 'The Giant is Awakened’ album in 1969. 'I Want Some Water' sat unreleased for 20+ years before it saw a small run on CD. Now, 40 years after it was recorded, this album sounds just as fresh and just as vital! ESSENTIAL!

                                • – Prayer Of Happiness
                                • – I Want Some Water
                                • LP£40.00
                                  Deluxe tip-on sleeve plus insert w/ photos and liner notes
                                  Out of stock