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.

         

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          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,

              • Book (1.3kg)£25.00
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              Cuba: Original Album Cover Art of Cuban MusicCompiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Books

              "Must read Best Books of the year" 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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                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.

                  Hot Stuff : Disco and the Remaking of American CultureBy Alice EcholsNorton

                  HARDBACK USA IMPORT BOOK 60% OFF!!!

                  In the 1970s, as disco engulfed America, the question, "Do you wanna dance?" became divisive, even explosive. In this incisive history, Alice Echols reveals the ways in which disco, assumed to be shallow and disposable, permanently transformed popular music, propelling it into new sonic territory and influencing rap, techno and trance. This account probes the complex relationship between disco and the era's major movements: gay liberation, feminism and African American rights.

                    • Book (700g)£16.99 £8.00
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                    Cover Art of Studio One RecordsDeluxe Hardback 12x12" 200 page BookSoul Jazz Books

                    Available for limited period at special discount price!

                    100% Absolutely essential! Super-deluxe 12x12" hardback 200 page plus, hundreds of classic Studio One sleeves including loads of killer rarities!

                    Introduction by Steve Barrow.

                    This is a seriously heavyweight guide to the great Studio One Records, Reggae's greatest ever record label. From the extensive introduction by Steve Barrow (Author of the Rough Guide to Reggae/Founder of Blood & Fire Records), through hundreds of full size classic sleeves to the clossing 'collector's section' featuring rare silkscreens, alternate sleeves and more, Cover Art of Studio One brings you the artwork from Sir Coxsone's greatest achievement.

                    Features classic and rare sleeves from Horace Andy, The Skatalites, Jackie Mittoo, Ken Boothe, Alton Ellis, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Toots and The Maytals, Dillinger, Sugar Minott, Lone Ranger and many, many, many more. A goldmine of design, and a who's who of Reggae.

                    Features on the book:

                    The Quietus (A Guide to Soul Jazz and Studio One)

                    The Independent

                    BBC London - Robert Elms Radio Show (Steve Barrow and Stuart Baker talk about Studio One)

                      Reggae SoundsystemOriginal Reggae Album Cover ArtSoul Jazz Books

                      Reggae Soundsystem! is a new deluxe 200 page hard-back 12”x12” book featuring hundreds of stunning full size record cover designs that span the history of reggae music. 

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

                      Beginning in the 1950s, Jamaican music developed into one of the most important and influential music industries in the world. From its early Mento (Jamaican Calypso) beginnings through to the invention of Ska, Rocksteady, Roots, Dub and Dancehall, Jamaican music is also one of the richest and innovative veins in popular music.

                      This stunning hardback deluxe book looks at the endless visually creativity of  reggae record cover designs, iconic, classic, rare and unique artwork spanning sixty years of Jamaican sounds.

                        DancehallPOSTERSoul Jazz Records

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                        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.

                          Disco: An Encyclopedic guide to the cover art of discoPosterSoul 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.

                            All New Soul Jazz Groovy 12" BagSage Green and Black BAG Soul Jazz Records

                            Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 30 LPs). 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!

                              Keith HaringThe World Of Keith HaringSoul Jazz Records

                              In collaboration with Tate Liverpool, Soul Jazz Records release this stunning new collection entitled The World of Keith Haring featuring music influential to the artist Keith Haring including Fab 5 Freddy, Yoko Ono, Gray (Jean-Michel Basquiat’s group), The Jonzun Crew, Larry Levan, Talking Heads, Sylvester, Johnny Dynell and many others.

                              The World of Keith Haring coincides with the presentation of the first major exhibition in the UK of Keith Haring’s work at Tate Liverpool on now.

                              The album comes in deluxe artwork and three formats: Double CD + 48-page book; 3xLP + download vinyl version. All formats of the album feature original photography, extensive sleevenotes and interviews.

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                              Haring’s many friends and collaborators included Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Madonna, Fab 5 Freddy, William Burroughs, Jenny Holzer, Yoko Ono, Bill T Jones, Larry Levan, Timothy Leary, Futura 2000. If you were looking for a person to guide you through the wide variety of nightclub scenes of downtown New York in the 1980s, then Keith Haring would have been your man.

                              Keith Haring was diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1988 and died at the age of 31 on February 16, 1990. During his short time on the planet his work featured in over 100 solo and group exhibitions across the world and was seen on subways, in public spaces, on club flyers and consumer products.

                              Keith Haring was one of the key members of a group of New York-based artists who redefined the boundaries of modern art in the 1980s. Like his friends, including the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and graffiti artists Fab 5 Freddy, Lee Quiñones and LA II, Haring helped first bring the aesthetics of graffiti and street art to New York’s downtown; into both the fine art world, with his own shows at the Shafrazi Gallery and Patti Astor’s Fun Gallery, as well as into the alternative punk and new wave club scene, curating art shows at spaces like Club 57 and the infamous Mudd Club.

                              During this time the art and music worlds of downtown New York, especially that of the East Village, were colliding as the musical boundary lines between punk rock, dance music and hip-hop also blurred. Musicians were also artists, film-makers or actors. Artists formed bands and music was art. This was the world of Keith Haring’s New York; a collaborative world where the numerous artists he worked with were also friends, all inhabiting the same fertile, febrile and creative world of New York City in the 1980s.

                              Music played a central role in the creation of Haring’s art. In 1981 Keith Haring, Fab 5 Freddy and Futura 2000 organised ‘Beyond Words,’ the first downtown graffiti show on the top floor of the Mudd Clubb, with Afrika Bambaataa DJing at the opening, while downstairs the sounds of spiky punk/dance music played to a dancefloor populated with New York’s new punk and no wave glitterati – David Byrne, Deborah Harry, The Contortions et al – who mixed with poor East Village aspiring artists and Studio 54 celebrities like Andy Warhol, Grace Jones and David Bowie.

                              At his early solo art shows Haring hired break-dancers and DJs (including his partner Juan Dubose) to play at gallery openings. As hip-hop and electro exploded into the world, body-popping and electro boogie-ing characters also populated Haring’s paintings with much of the kinetic energy of his work part inspired by the dancefloor and street moves of B-Boys and B-Girls.

                              But the decisive moment in creating Haring’s musical tastes and inspiration came with a chance discovering of the Paradise Garage one night in 1984 while walking through the streets of the West Village with his friend Fab 5 Freddy. As Haring told biographer John Gruen:

                              ‘I have never been the same since I walked into Paradise Garage … The music was phenomenal – Larry Levan was the DJ there and he was like a god in the DJ booth. I was totally mesmerized.’

                              Haring fell in love with the Paradise Garage, creating large scale artworks and flyers for the club, flying home from his exhibitions around the world to religiously attend Saturday nights there. Haring became friends with Larry Levan and in 1984 he put on his own Party of Life at the Garage with DJs Levan and Juan Dubose, and live appearances from his friends John Sex and the then-unknown singer Madonna.

                              By the second half of the 1980s Haring was spending more and more time away from New York and working in Europe. Despite this he remained connected to New York’s dance culture at all times through a constant stream of cassette mixtapes that he would listen to while working. These mixtapes were supplied by friends and lovers such as Jean Dubose and Gil Vazquez and playlists from the likes of Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles and Junior Vasquez.

                              About the music:

                              The music collected on The World of Keith Haring is a combination of rare disco, early electro and New York punk/dance tracks reflecting the vibrant and hybrid world of downtown New York in the 1980s.

                              Here you will find early electro from The Jonzun Crew, Adiche and The Extra T’s alongside angular jerky crossover punk/dance and disco/not disco tracks like Pylon’s ‘Danger,’ John Sex’s ‘Bump and Grind’, Yoko Ono’s ‘Walking on Thin Ice’ and Mudd Club DJ Johnny Dynell’s ‘Jam Hot.’

                              The music of some of Haring’s favourite visual artists (and friends) also feature heavily including Jean-Michel Basquiat’s experimental group Gray, George Condo’s art rock group The Girls (produced by David Thomas of Pere Ubu) and early rap from Fab Five Freddy.

                              Paradise Garage soul and disco classics here include Sylvester’s seminal ‘Over and Over’; London DJ Tony Williams’ fusion of Jamaican dub and New York dance music as The Funk Masters, Damon Harris’s uplifting ‘It’s Music’ and disco producers extraordinaire Peter Brown and Patrick Adams’ homage to the new phenomenon of the day – The Guardian Angels of the New York subway system.

                              Together these are some of the tracks first heard in New York’s prolific underground club scene of the 1980s – including Club 57, The Mudd Club, Danceteria, Hurrah, Area, The Fun Club, Tier 3, The Palladium, Roxy, Pyramid and Paradise Garage. Haring was a regular face at many of these clubs, often a creative participant, both shaping and defining the cultural identity of downtown New York.

                              Also included is a track by the long-standing French experimental group Art Zoyd. ‘Sortie 134’ made as part of the music for ‘Le Mariage du Ciel et de L’Enfer’ (‘The Marriage of Heaven and Hell’), a ballet created by Roland Petit, choreographer at the National Ballet of Marseille, based upon a collection of pose and poetry by William Blake. As one of many works that Haring took on in Europe at the time, Petit commissioned the artist to create a massive 100-square metre backdrop painting for this show.

                              The selection of music on this collection is itself like a mixtape that reflects Haring’s wide-ranging musical influences and connections. And for someone who neither DJ’d nor played in a band he had impeccable musical tastes, with music playing a pivotal part in both his life and work, and functioning as an essential and always present soundtrack to both.

                              Exhibition details:

                              Keith Haring exhibition at Tate Liverpool 14th June 2019 - 10th November 2019

                              In 2020 the show then travels to:

                              Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR), Brussels, Belgium: 5th December 2019 - 20th April 2020

                              Folkwang, Essen, Germany: 22nd May 2020 - 20th September 2020

                              Formats: Tr 10 CD/D only, Tr 8,14 on deluxe 3xLP/CD/D only

                              Reviews:

                              "★★★★★ Soul Jazz compilations make an excellent argument for the physical album purchase in the age of Spotify: substantial liner notes, great photos, collections put together to tell a story. The label has outdone itself with this one, released to coincide with Tate Liverpool’s retrospective of Eighties New York’s foremost creator of blocky, stylised pop art." The TIMES


                              • B Beat Girls – For The Same Man
                              • Damon Harris – It's Music
                              • Pylon – Danger
                              • The Jonzun Crew – Pak Man (Look Out For The OVC)
                              • Funk Masters – Love Money
                              • John Sex – Bump and Grind It
                              • Sylvester – Over And Over (12" Disco Mix)
                              • The Girls – Jeffrey I Hear You
                              • Johnny Dynell and New York 88 – Jam Hot (Rhumba Rock)
                              • Talking Heads – I Zimbra (on CD version only)
                              • Art Zoyd – Sortie 134 (Part 2)
                              • Class Action – Weekend (Larry Levan Mix)
                              • Adiche – Chuka-Ja (Get Ready)
                              • The Girls – The Elephant Man
                              • The Golden Flamingo Orchestra – The Guardian Angel Is Watching Over Us
                              • Gray – Cut It Up High Priest
                              • Extra T’s – E.T. Boogie
                              • Convertion – Let's Do It
                              • Yoko Ono – Walking On Thin Ice
                              • Fab 5 Freddy – Change The Beat
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                              Sound DimensionJamaica Soul Shake Vol. 1Soul Jazz Records

                              After The Skatalites, The Sound Dimension were perhaps the most important instrumental group in the history of reggae music. That they remain relatively unknown is explained by the fact that they mostly functioned as the in-house studio group at Studio One Records performing anonymously behind the stars of the day, the reggae equivalent of Motown’s Funk Brothers.
                              During this period the group played on hundreds of hits with Jamaica’s finest vocalists - Alton Ellis, John Holt, Larry Marshall, Cornell Campbell, Dennis Brown, Horace Andy, The Heptones, Bob Andy, Marcia Griffiths, Freddie McGregor and hundreds more.


                              Twenty years after the group split-up, their countless classic instrumental tracks recorded at Studio One became the foundation rhythms of the new dancehall music of the 1990s and beyond, countlessly replayed in new forms by artists and producers such as Joe Gibbs, Sly & Robbie, Steely & Clevie etc.


                              Featured here is the first ever collection of these original 1960s rhythms in this first ever collection of the music of The Sound Dimension - a mixture of classic tracks alongside super-rare singles only ever released in Jamaica.


                              The group’s fluid line-up included Jackie Mittoo, Leroy Sibbles, Cedric Brooks, Vin Gordon, Ernest Ranglin, Leroy Horsemouth Wallace and other legendary reggae giants. The group’s unique sound defined reggae music in its relatively short-lived career.


                              REVIEWS/FEATURES
                              “ A funky disc, full of great, skanking rhythms and fine playing by some of Jamaica's most revered musicians. It’s difficult to believe that this is the first compilation devoted solely to the Sound Dimension, the group who reshaped the signature Jamaican afterbeat of ska and rocksteady into the sturdy, versatile riddims of reggae, and the instrumentals they created are still being used as the basis of scores of songs to this day.” PITCHFORK


                              " The Sound Dimension was simply one of the great rhythm sections of all time, playing with the same paradoxical tightness and tensile give-and-take to be found in the recordings of legendary groove brethren like Booker T and The MGs. It bears repeating that the Soul Jazz collections have set a high standard for audio quality, and Jamaica Soul Shake Vol. 1 is no exception to that. Indeed, those responsible for re-mastering these tracks seem to have found (and released) most of the punch, rumble, and majesty still held within aging original magnetic oxides and vinyl grooves." DUSTED



                              • – Heavy Beat
                              • – Federated Backdrop
                              • – Baby Face
                              • – Rathid
                              • – Bitter Blood
                              • – Love Land
                              • – Full Up
                              • – Upsetters Dream
                              • – Soul Shake
                              • – The Thing
                              • – My Heart in Rhythm
                              • – Man Pon Spot
                              • – Holy Moses
                              • – Doctor Sappa Too
                              • – Hail Don D
                              • – Solas
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                              Coxsone's MusicSoul Jazz Records

                              Coxsone's Music is a stunning new 3-CD/two separate double LP (+ free download) collection featuring over two and half hours of early Jamaican proto-ska, rhythm and blues, jazz, rastafari and gospel music - charting the earliest recordings produced by Clement Dodd, in the years before he launched the mighty Studio One Records, brought together here for the first time ever. 

                              Clement Dodd's Sir Coxsone The Downbeat Soundsystem ruled Kingston's dancehalls during this era and these recordings strongly reflect the influences of American rhythm and blues and jump jazz on Jamaican music fans. By the time the new record company formed in Brentford Road, Kingston in 1963, the young Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd had already managed to release an incredible wealth of recordings by the talented musicians and artists on the island of Jamaica and this collection reflects just that:

                              Featuring Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Derrick Harriott, Owen Gray, Clancy Eccles, Count Ossie, Monty Alexander, The Blues Busters, Ernest Ranglin, Rico Rodriguez and many, many more all captured here in their formative early years. 

                              Before Studio One, Clement Dodd released this music on a variety of his early record labels such as Worldisc, All Stars, Coxsone, D Darling (named after Coxsone's mother, who received a production credit on the label), Muzik City (named after Dodd's record store on East Queen's Street), Port O Jam, Supreme and Sensational. Sleevenotes to this collection are by Studio One authority Rob Chapman, author of the Never Grow Old and Downbeat Special books cataloguing the many recordings of the label.

                              (Vinyl Double Record A is tracks 1-24, Vinyl Double Record B is tracks 25-46)

                              • Don Drummond – Roll On Sweet Don
                              • Derrick Harriott – Answer Me
                              • Aubrey Adams – Do Du Wap
                              • Busty & Cool – What A World
                              • Roland Alphonso – Counter Punch
                              • Owen & Millie – Do You Know
                              • Workshop Musicians – Calypso Jazz
                              • Don Drummond – Elevation Rock
                              • The Blues Busters – There's Always Sunshine
                              • Clue J and his Blues Blasters – Unkown Shuffle Blues
                              • The Jiving Juniors – Darling Don't Leave Me
                              • The Mellow Larks – Time To Pray
                              • Owen Gray – Twisting My Baby
                              • Cecil Loyd Quintet – What Is The Thing Called Love
                              • Theo Beckford – That's Me
                              • Simms & Robinson – White Christmas
                              • Cecil Lloyd Quintet – Sometimes I'm Happy
                              • Owen Gray – Best Twist
                              • The Blues Busters – Tell Me Why
                              • Don Drummond – Dew Drops
                              • Clancy Eccles – River Jordan
                              • Workshop Musicians – Serenade In Sound
                              • Owen Gray – Young Lover
                              • The City Slickers – Oceans 11
                              • The Blues Busters – You Had It All Wrong
                              • Clue J and his Blues Blasters – Salt Lane Shuffle
                              • Lascelles Perkins – Real Gone Clown
                              • Don Drummond – Reload
                              • Clancy Eccles – Freedom
                              • Clue J and his Blues Blasters – Pine Juice
                              • The Jiving Juniors – Over The River
                              • Don Drummond – Schooling The Duke
                              • The Mellow Cats & Count Ossie – Rock A Man Soul
                              • Monty & The Cyclones – Summertime
                              • The Mellowlarks – No More Wedding
                              • Roland Alphonso & Carol McLaughlin – Just Cool
                              • Owen & Millie – Sugar Plum
                              • Clue J and his Blues Blasters – Silky
                              • Basil Gabbidon – Independent Blues
                              • Don Drummond and The City Slickers – That Man Is Back
                              • Simms & Robinson – Searching
                              • The Shinners – Romantic Shuffle
                              • Cecil Lloyd Quintet – Grooving With The Beat
                              • Neville Esson – I Do
                              • Workshop Musicians – Burnie's Tune
                              • Owen & Millie – Sit and Cry
                              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
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