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    20th anniversary edition !!!! YELLOW VINYL SUPER LIMITED!

    More classic Reggae from Jamaica's most important label ever .

    Studio One Soul tracks the link between American Funk and Soul and Jamaican Reggae at the legendary Studio One Records.

    Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, The Temptations, King Floyd, Booker T and The MGs - all these artists had a huge influence on Jamaican artists and this CD contains versions of songs by all of them. Featuring classic and rare Reggae Funk and Soul cuts from the Reggae giants alongside rarer cuts, Studio One Soul spans over 20 years of classic Reggae from the Rocksteady Funk through to the deep Roots music.

    Following on from Studio One Rockers, this second journey into the vaults of Studio One tells the story of the important link between American Funk and Soul and Jamaican Reggae. Ranging from music taken from the mid-1960s (and the arrival of Rocksteady) through to the beginning of the 1980s, Studio One Soul features versions of US Funk and Soul hits (many rarely heard before) from some of the many classic artists who recorded at Studio One. American Soul music has always been an important influence on Jamaican Reggae.

    The beginning of the Jamaican recording industry at the end of the 1950s started with Clement "Coxsone" Dodd (owner of Studio One) and a group of select in-house musicians (originally The Skatalites) recording their own version of American R'n'B. Playing on the off-beat this music became Ska. As American R'n'B progressed through Funk, Soul and Disco, Jamaican music was going through its own musical changes, from Rocksteady throught to Reggae and Roots music. The house-band at Studio One recorded on a daily basis behind all Studio One vocalists as well as recording instrumentally in its own right.

    Soul singers such as Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions (Queen Of The Minstrels) had a profound influence on Jamaican artists and many other US artists were constantly re-interpreted and re-worked. Artists such as Aretha Franklin (Respect), Charles Wright (Express Yourself), King Floyd (Groove Me), Otis Redding (How Strong) were all very popular in Jamaica in the 1960s. At the end of the 1960s Black Consciousness became an important part of American Soul music. At the same time many Jamaican artists were starting to look to their roots. Many artists would shortly become involved in Rastafarianism. The "conscious" lyrics of American Funk and Soul again struck a chord with Jamaican artists. "Message From A Blackman" (originally by The Temptations) and "Is It Because I'm Black" (Syl Johnson) are examples of this. Through the 1970s Soul/Disco artists such as Barry White ("Can't Get Enough" and "Deeper and Deeper") and The Detroit Spinners ("I'll Be Around") became the flavour of the day. This CD finishes with Willie William's interpretation of Ashford and Simpson's classic "Ain't No Stopping Us Now".

    "Compilation of the month" MOJO "Another essential purchase from Soul Jazz" SEVEN "Latest in Soul Jazz's indespensible compilations" I-D "Near perfect" JOCKEY SLUT

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

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

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    OchoNumero Tres

    The third of three albums by Ocho, one of the defining bands of the Latin New York Funk sound. Led by Chico Mendoza, Ocho have been featured heavily in Soul Jazz Records "Nu Yorica" series and these re-issues are the three definitive albums by the group. Along with other artists such as Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Joe Bataan and Tito Puente, Ocho mixed Latin, Funk and Jazz in equal measure. The music of Ocho has never been fully available in this country before and Soul Jazz Records are releasing them in their entirety for the first time. These releases come on CD and luxury vinyl. Ocho 1 includes "Coco May May" as featured on Nu Yorica. Ocho 2 includes "What are you Doing For The Rest Of Your Life" also featured on the "Nu Yorica" series. And Ocho 3 includes the Latin Funk classic "Hot Pants Road".

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    Studio One Soul 2Soul Jazz Records

    BACK IN PRINT!!!!!!! 2xLP now with bonus download code!

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    Studio One Soul 2 takes us further into Jamaican music’s fascination with American Soul and Funk music. Featuring a host of classic Reggae artists – Horace Andy, The Heptones, Ken Boothe, Jackie Mittoo, Jacob Miller and many more covering equally classic American Soul and Funk tunes by the likes of Curtis Mayfield, The Five Stairsteps, Marvin Gaye, The Stylistics, Lee Dorsey, Al Green and Syl Johnson.

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    "90% of the reggae music I own is contained on a handful of compilation albums from the phenomenal Soul Jazz Records stable. After eulogizing Morgan Khan’s Street Sounds series in my last post, I would have to add that Soul Jazz have done what Khan did for electro for reggae, by doing the hard work for the listener and releasing one quality compilation after another, all packed with the finest reggae songs around." WHITE NOISE

    "Studio One was modeled on the record labels that had their own crack studio house bands, labels and studios like Stax in Memphis, Motown in Detroit, Muscle Shoals in Alabama and Criteria in Florida, so it was natural that at Studio One versions of some of the most influential soul records would be reworked in a Jamaican idiom for playing on the powerful sound systems" SOUNDS STAGE

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    Incredible Bongo BandBongo RockMr Bongo

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      All tracks have been digitally re-mastered and the singles come housed in a thick, heavyweight deluxe card box.

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

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      Brazil Funk Power - Brazilian Funk & Samba SoulLimited Edition Record Store Day 7" BoxsetSoul Jazz Records

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      This release is the 2nd of Soul Jazz Records 3 Record Store Day 2020 titles and is an exclusive one-off pressing, limited-edition collectors seven-inch box set, which will be deleted on the day of release.

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      All tracks have been digitally re-mastered and the singles come housed in a thick, heavyweight deluxe card box.

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

      • Jorge Ben – Meus Filhos, Meu Tesouro
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      Sound DimensionMojo Rocksteady BeatSoul Jazz Records
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       Sound Dimension have recorded some of the most important songs in reggae music; songs such as 'Real Rock,' 'Drum Song,' 'Heavy Rock,' 'Rockfort Rock,' 'In Cold Blood' -- all classic songs that have become the 'foundation' of reggae music, endlessly versioned and re-versioned by Jamaican artists since the time they were first recorded to the present day.
       
       As the in-house band at Studio One in the late 1960s, Sound Dimension played alongside everyone from The Heptones, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths and more.
       
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      RSD 2021 DROP 2. Available online from 6pm Sat July 17th

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        Space Funk - Afro Futurist Electro Funk In Space 1976-84Soul Jazz Records

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        Super special 20th anniversary SILVER vinyl!

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        Soul Jazz Club Flyer #5100% Dynamite (at Blue Angel)Soul Jazz Records

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          • The Paragons – Know Yourself Mankind
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          • Johnny Clarke – I Man Come Again
          • Papa Tullo – Every Half Is A Fraction
          • Cornell Campbell & Scientist – Bandulo 12" Mix
          • The Paragons – A Place Called Zion
          • Simple Simon – Revolution Fighters
          • Trevor Castell – Too Popular (Previously Unreleased)
          • Cornell Campbell – Exterminator (Previously Released)
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          • 1. The Paragons – Know Yourself Mankind
          • 2. Don Carlos & Papa Tullo – Lazer Beam (Nuff Stylee) 12" Mix
          • 3. Johnny Clarke – I Man Come Again
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          Pere Ubu390 of Simulated Stereo V.21CFire Records

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          1000 pressed on Yellow vinyl & DL card. Last released on vinyl in 1981. Long lost and simply breath taking live Ubu classic culled from 1981 recordings in Cleveland, London and Brussels featuring the band’s original line up. An essential pressing for all fans of the the celebrated post-punk innovators. Track listing: Side A. A1 Non-Alignment Pact A2 Street Waves A3 Real World A4 My Dark Ages A5 The Modern Dance A6 Humor Me. Side B. B1 Heart Of Darkness B2 Laughing B3 Can't Believe It B4 Over My Head B5 Sentimental Journey B6 30 Seconds Over Tokyo

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            Fire Over Babylon: Dread, Peace and Conscious Sounds at Studio OneSoul Jazz Records

            Soul Jazz Records’ new Studio One collection ‘Fire Over Babylon: Dread, Peace and Conscious Sounds at Studio One’ features a stellar selection of 70s roots music – classic and rare tracks recorded at Clement Dodd’s musical empire at 13 Brentford Road in the 1970s.

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            Rastafarian-inspired Roots music was an ever-important aspect of Studio One’s output from the start of the 1970s onwards and this album features many of the ground-breaking groups and artists that established the sound of Jamaica during this decade and beyond.

            Featured here are seminal artists such as Freddie McGregor, The Wailing Souls, The Gladiators, Horace Andy, Devon Russell, Cedric Brooks, Count Ossie, Judah Eskender Tafari alongside a host of lesser-known rare cuts made at Studio One from artists such as The Prospectors, Viceroys and Pablove Black.

            Studio One and founder Clement Dodd’s connection with Rastafarianism dates back to the early 1960s, with Dodd accompanying members of the Skatalites up to the hills of Kingston to listen to the music of the Rastafarianism Count Ossie and his drummers. The album sleevenotes discuss how Clement Dodd’s musical links, as well as his role in heading the most important record label in Reggae, are in many ways linked to the beliefs of Rastafarianism.

            This album is released as a heavyweight black vinyl double-album with gatefold sleeve, full notes and download code, deluxe CD with full booklet and slipcase and digital album.

            • Freddie McGregor – I Am a Revolutionist
            • The Silvertones – Burning In My Soul
            • Wailing Souls – Without You
            • Devon Russell – Jah Jah Fire
            • Trevor Clarke – Sufferation
            • The Gladiators – Sonia
            • Judah Eskender Tafari – Always Trying
            • The Viceroys – Ya Ho
            • Im and Count Ossie – Give Me Back Me Language And Me Culture
            • The Gladiators – Serious Thing
            • The Prospectors – Glory For I
            • Wailing Souls – Things and Time
            • Pablove Black – Inner Peace
            • The Gladiators – Peace
            • Horace Andy – Mr. Jolly Man
            • Wailing Souls – Rock But Don't Fall
            • Albert Griffiths and The Gladiators – Righteous Man
            • The Viceroys – So Many Problems
            Dancehall (2017 edition)Soul Jazz Records

            Soul Jazz Records are releasing this new 10th anniversary 2017 edition of their classic album  ‘Dancehall – The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture’. This long-out-of-print collection is now available as a triple-vinyl edition and double CD pack.

            The album is a lightning-flash collection of all-time classic and definitive dancehall classics as well as a stellar selection of more obscure tracks. Featuring Yellowman, Tenor Saw, Sister Nancy, Ini Kamoze, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Michigan & Smiley, Super Cat, Cutty Ranks, Eek-A-Mouse, Gregory Isaacs and more, this album features non-stop floor-filling party tune rockers throughout!

            Dancehall is released to coincide with the new 2017 edition of the stunning 400+ photos deluxe coffee table book ‘Dancehall – The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture’, featuring Beth Lesser’s amazing Dancehall photography (also newly published by Soul Jazz Records). This book has become the definitive cultural reference book for Jamaican dancehall and features hundreds of killer photographs, extensive text and interviews with many of the artists.

            ‘A vibrant anthology of all that mattered: the sound systems, studios, producers, singers and deejays.’  The Guardian

            • Yellowman – Bam Bam
            • Tenor Saw – Pumpkin Belly
            • Reggie Stepper – Cu Oonuh
            • Chaka Demus and Pliers – Murder She Wrote
            • Pinchers – Agony
            • Michigan & Smiley – Diseases
            • Ini Kamoze – World A Music
            • Junior Murvin – Cool Out Son
            • General Echo – Arleen
            • Cornel Campbell – Boxing
            • Cutty Ranks – Chop Chop
            • Lone Ranger – M16
            • Super Cat – Trash and Ready
            • Gregory Isaacs – Soon Forward
            • Jacob Miller & Trinity – I'm Just A Dread / One Shot
            • Eek A Mouse – Wa Do Dem
            • Sister Nancy – Only Woman DJ With Degree
            • Trinity – Uptown Girl
            • General Echo – Track Shoes
            • Cornel Campbell – Mash You Down
            • Horace Ferguson – Sensi Addict
            • Clint Eastwood – Jump and Pawn
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            Studio One Records Official T-ShirtBlue/OrangeStudio One/Soul Jazz Records

            Exclusive Studio One Official T-shirt!

              Soul Jazz Club Flyer #6Lone Ranger/Andrew Weatherall/David HolmesSoul Jazz Records


              Dynamite flyer - Xmas special with Lone Ranger, New Year's eve special, followed by Andrew Weatherall in January and David Holmes in February - £5 to get in! Geenie max!

              This large format flyer is long and so we suggest you order it with a vinyl purchase rather than a CD purchase (which means it would have to be folded)

              This is a FREEPOST product when you ADD to any other purchase.

              If you are ordering just the flyer on its own then order as 'Flyer (postage applied)'. Thanks!


                • Club Flyer ADD ON (freepost)£1.00
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                Studio One Rocksteady Got SoulSoul Jazz Records

                Back in stock!

                Soul Jazz Records new Studio One release Rocksteady Got Soul is a collection of uplifting and superb rocksteady and soulful reggae from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Studio One is the number one label in the history of reggae and he album features - as ever with Studio One - an impeccable and unbeatable line-up of reggae superstars all soaring at the height of their creative powers. Alton Ellis, John Holt, The Heptones, Jackie Mittoo, The Ethiopians, Lee Perry and more.

                The album is a mix of classic tunes and rhythms alongside super-rarities that were released in a dazzlingly complex web of Studio One labels and issues, deftly navigated with new sleevenotes from author and Studio One authority Rob Chapman. But enough with the chatter, just spin the platter - these tunes rule the town, hands down!


                This Soul Jazz/Studio One album is released as deluxe gatefold double-vinyl + house inners + download code. Also as jewel case CD housed in card slipcase. Both formats come with full sleeve notes/discography and exclusive photography. (The album is also available digitally on day of release onwards)

                • Alton Ellis – It's True
                • The Heptones – You Turned Away
                • The Gladiators – Mr Sweet
                • The Jail Breakers – Work It Up
                • Lee Perry & The Gaylads – Run Rudie Run
                • The Heptones – Young Generation
                • Jackie Mittoo – Good Feeling
                • C. Marshall – I Need Your Loving
                • Alton Ellis – I'll Be Waiting
                • The Clarendonians – The Tables Gonna Turn
                • Ken Parker – When You're Gone
                • Sound Dimension – Traveling Home
                • Errol Dunkley – Get Up Now
                • John Holt – My Heart Is Gone
                • Freedom Singers and Larry Marshall – Monkey Man
                • The Ethiopians – Let The Light Shine
                • Im and David – Money Maker
                • The Viceroys – Lose and Gain
                • 2xLP (+ Download Code)£25.00
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                !00% Dynamite first night at Electrowerkz!PosterSoul Jazz Records

                This was the first night that our club moved to the new venue - there was a queue 500-long of people waiting to get in, Roots Manuva guested, Japanese TV crews, just 100 yards from our first venue (The Blue Angel) , Electrowerkz was the best venue going at the time - a massive old factory/warehouse building whose only other night was the gothic/industrial Slimelight which may well still be running today

                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.

                  The SelecterLive In Coventry '79Two Tone Records

                  RSD 2021 DROP 2. Available online from 6pm Sat 17th July

                  £23

                  LP Clear Vinyl

                  RSD Exclusive Limited Edition Clear Vinyl. This previously unreleased concert is featured in the recently released Deluxe Edition CD Box Set of the band's Too Much Pressure album. This recording makes it's vinyl debut.

                    • New LP (Coloured Vinyl)£23.00
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                    Sugar MinottSugar Minott At Studio OneSoul Jazz Records

                    Long-out-of-print re-release of this classic Sugar Minott album on Soul Jazz Records bringing together the best of his classic material recorded at Studio One in the 1970s.

                    Lincoln Sugar Minott was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1956. He grew up in a poor area of West Kingston and from an early age developed a love of Reggae music and the music of Studio One in particular. As a teenager, he became selector for Sound of Silence Keystone and Gathering of Youth local sound-systems. By the late 1970s Minott had risen to become one of the biggest stars in Jamaican music.

                    Sugar Minott began his career at Studio One. After auditioning in front of Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd in the early 1970s, he became the first artist to record new songs over classic rhythms, singing over original Studio One tapes – the significance of which led directly to the birth of dancehall, as Channel One, Joe Gibbs and hundreds of other Jamaican producers quickly began releasing their own material based on these same classic Studio One rhythms replayed by Sly and Robbie, The Aggrovators, Soul Syndicate, Roots Radics and many others.

                    “I knew Studio One spiritually before I knew Studio One physically. You know I grew up beside a dancehall and Sir Coxsone’s sound used to play there from when I was a boy. So from that influence you know I used to love Studio One sound so much, I became a sound selector. So that was my first involvement with getting to know Studio One music like The Heptones, Alton Ellis, Ken Booth, the whole works and that was my life from a youth.”

                    After Sugar Minott’s debut many other artists followed suit at the label such as Freddie McGregor, Johnny Osbourne, Lone Ranger and Michigan & Smiley leading to one of the most creative periods for the label. This is the first retrospective of Sugar Minott at the label and most of these recordings have never been widely available outside Jamaica.

                    • Sugar Minott – Vanity
                    • Sugar Minott – Please Be True
                    • Sugar Minott – Hang On Natty
                    • Sugar Minott – Never Give Up
                    • Sugar Minott – Jahovia
                    • Sugar Minott – Give A Hand
                    • Sugar Minott – Try Love
                    • Sugar Minott – Roof Over My Head
                    • Sugar Minott – Jah Jah Lead Us
                    • Sugar Minott – Is It True
                    • Sugar Minott – Love Gonna Pack Up
                    • Sugar Minott – Give Me Jah Jah
                    • Sugar Minott – Jah Jah Children
                    • Sugar Minott – Party Time
                    • Sugar Minott – Change Your Ways
                    • Sugar Minott – Jah Almighty
                    500% DynamitePosterSoul Jazz Records

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

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

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                      Crosby, Stills, Nash & YoungDéjà Vu AlternatesRhino Atlantic

                      180gm Black Vinyl

                      “Déjà Vu Alternates” from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, is a recreation of their immensely popular second album, Déjà Vu featuring alternate versions of songs which appeared on the original album. The iconic album which featured “Teach Your Children,” “Woodstock,” “Our House,” and “Helpless” will showcase these alternate versions on vinyl for the first time. It will also feature a cover that mirrors the original album with an alternate photo from the cover shoot. Pressed on 180gram black vinyl, exclusively for Record Store Day 2021. Strictly Limited to 10,000 copies.

                        • New LP (180g)£36.00
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                        Studio One Records Official Sweatshirt - NAVY or GREYOfficial SweatshirtStudio One/Soul Jazz Records

                        Exclusive Studio One Official Sweatshirt!

                        One size (large) fits all.

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                          Soul Jazz Club Flyer #2100% Dynamite Xmas Specials + Saturday Night Fish FrySoul Jazz Records

                          Double-sided flyer with two of our favourite clubs - 100% Dynamite and Saturday Night Fish Fry. 100% Dynamite was Saturdays every two weeks and Fish Fry was Saturdays every four weeks - which gave us one night off a month!

                          This flyer was for three Xmas specials which featured the Blood and Fire Soundsystem among other specials. Admission £4!

                          This is a FREEPOST product when you ADD to any other purchase.

                          If you are ordering just the flyer on its own then order as 'Flyer (postage applied)'. Thanks!

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