Ethel Beatty I Know You Care / It's Your Love

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    • Ethel Beatty – I Know You Care
    • Ethel Beatty – It's Your Love
    • 1. I Know You Care
    • 2. It's Your Love

    Two CLASSIC boogie tracks written and produced by Roy Ayers; originally released back to back on 12” single for the Uno Melodic label in 1980, with copies exchanging hands for big sums. These are the only two known recordings by Ethel Beatty, with 'It’s Your Love' being heavily sampled on the hip hop scene.

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    • – Burning Spear (LP version)
    • – Burning Spear (7" version)
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    Backed with the sweet ballad 'Don't Wanna Lose Your Love'. Essential!

    • – Took A Chance On Love
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    AVAILABLE AGAIN! Soul Jazz Records new 2018 edition of their long out of print classic first “Deutsche Elektronische Musik – Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1972-83” is ‘a near-definitive guide to some of the world’s most extraordinary music’ (The Guardian).


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    The first seeds of German rock and experimental electronic music were planted in 1968, as students and workers in Paris, Prague, Mexico and throughout the world demonstrated against mainstream society, the war in Vietnam, imperialism and bourgeois values. The birth of a counter-culture, drug experimentation and social change expanded musical worlds. Germany experienced its own cultural revolution fuelled by these worldwide student and worker revolts and by a generation’s desire to rid itself of the guilt of war.


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      'A truly phenomenal artist.' GILLES PETERSON

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      Originally released as a now-long-out-of-print collectors’ 7” RSD box, this fully expanded album release now also includes extra tracks from Sonny Okosuns, Wings, Chief Kollington Ayinla and more.

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      Nigeria Soul Power 70 is released as a heavyweight gatefold double vinyl LP (+ free download code), deluxe slipcase CD and digital album.

      • Geraldo Pino – Shake Hands
      • Sonny Okosuns Ozziddi – Dance Of The Elephants
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      • Alhaji (Chief) Prof. Kollington Ayinla – E Ye Ika Se
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      • MFB – Beware
      • Tony Grey and The Ozimba Messengers – You Are The One
      • Sonny Okosuns Ozziddi – Oba Erediauwa I
      • The Wings – Single Boy
      • Geraldo Pino – Power To The People
      • Original Wings – Igba Alusi
      • Don Bruce and The Angels – Sugar Baby
      • Geraldo Pino – Africans Must Unite
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      • – Computer Soirire (Remix)
      • – Computer Soirire (Tempo Dischi Cut)
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      • – When Love Is New
      • – Violeiro
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      • – All I'm Missing Is You
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      • – I'm in Love With You (Interlude)
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      • – I Don't Know When I'm Going
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      Soul Jazz Records’ new release ‘Soul of A Nation: Jazz is the Teacher, Funk is the Preacher’ is a powerful new collection of radical jazz, street funk and proto-rap made in the era of Black Power (1969-75).

      This is the second ‘Soul of A Nation’ album released by Soul Jazz Records to coincide with the exhibition ‘Soul of a Nation – Art in the Age of Black Power’, critically acclaimed and enormously successful when it opened at the Tate Modern in London last year (as was Soul Jazz Records’ accompanying first album ‘Soul of A Nation – Afro-Centric Visions in the Age of Black Power 1968-79’). The blockbuster international exhibition is now at the Brooklyn Museum, New York and then travels to Los Angeles in 2019.

      This new album features a number of important and ground-breaking African-American artists – The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Don Cherry, Funkadelic, Gil Scott-Heron and more – alongside a host of lesser-known artists all of whom in the early 1970s were exploring new Afrocentric poly-rhythmical styles of music – radical jazz, street funk and proto-rap – while at the same time exploring the Black Power and civil-rights inspired notions of self-definition, self-respect and self-empowerment in their own lives.

      During this era African-American jazz musicians ripped up traditional definitions – rejecting the term ‘entertainer’ to redefine themselves instead as ‘artists’. They worked outside of the mainstream music industry perceiving this artistic relationship to be fundamentally exploitative and politically flawed. Artists instead formed their own pan-arts community-centric collectives, set up their own record labels, ran concerts in alternative performance spaces – art galleries, parks, lofts, community centres – all as a way of taking control of their own creative destinies.

      At the start of 1960s jazz musicians had embarked on an intense period of musical experimentation as artists John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry sought to dismantle the traditional definitions of jazz by creating new music that broke free from its establishment shackles. By the end of the 1960s, forward-thinking African-American jazz musicians had absorbed the ideas of this radical and avant-garde path but also began to introduce many new elements – not just civil rights concepts of freedom but also black power ideas of self-respect, righteousness and anger.

      Their music developed into a radical and intense Afrocentric mix of jazz, funk, soul and street poetry, all in search of a new musical language that could better represent artistic African-American cultural expression.

      All of the featured artists here were involved in this search in different ways; A shared sense of Afrocentric collectivism joined the dots between the deep avant-garde experimentalism of The Art Ensemble of Chicago (here featuring soul singer Fontella Bass singing the powerful ‘Theme de Yoyo’) to the hyper funk psychedelia of George Clinton’s Funkadelic.

      The poetry of Gil Scott-Heron and Sarah Webster Fabio performed with a backdrop of street funk and heavyweight percussion laid down the template for the birth of rap. The Har-You Percussion Group, a group of young Harlem teenagers, showed how government-sponsored social initiatives helped create great art and music. Gary Bartz and The Oneness of Juju offer spirituality and cosmology. Collectives like The Pharaohs and Detroit’s Tribe add deep jazz and street funk in equal measures. And so on.

      Influenced and radicalised by Black Power and civil rights, all these artists were involved in creating – in the words of the Art Ensemble of Chicago – ‘Great Black Music: Ancient to Future.’

      This album is available as heavyweight triple vinyl (+free download), full and extensive text, exclusive photography, with house inners, and as deluxe CD with slipcase, 40-page outsize booklet and jewel case.

      • The Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Theme De Yoyo
      • The Har-You Percussion Group – Welcome To The Party
      • The Pharaohs – Damballa
      • Baby Huey – Hard Times
      • James Mason – Sweet Power, Your Embrace
      • Byron Morris and Unity – Kitty Bey
      • Funkadelic – Nappy Dugout
      • Rashied Ali & Frank Lowe – Exchange Part 2 (II)
      • Gary Bartz NTU Troop – Celestial Blues
      • Oneness Of Juju – Space Jungle Funk
      • Sarah Webster Fabio – Work It Out
      • Tribe (Wendell Harrison and Phillip Ranelin) – Beneficent
      • Gil Scott-Heron – Whitey On The Moon
      • Don Cherry – Brown Rice
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      • 2. The Har-You Percussion Group – Welcome To The Party
      • 3. The Pharaohs – Damballa
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      Disco 2Soul Jazz Records

      This is a second selection of independent disco records featuring rare and classic tracks originally released in the USA between the halcyon years of 1977 and 1985.


      This release features only the finest disco, modern soul and boogie and is compiled by Disco Patrick who put together for Soul Jazz Records the mighty 'Disco - An Encyclopedic Guide to the Cover Art of Disco Records' 400+ page deluxe book, as well as the first installment of 'Disco - A Fine Selection of Independent Disco, Modern Soul and Boogie.'


      This album is released as a double CD, as well as two separate volumes of double vinyl (plus free download codes) and a worldwide digital release.


      Rare, classic and in-demand tracks from the mighty vaults of labels such as New York's Salsoul and Miami's TK Records - which during the main disco era became the main competitors to the major established record industry - through to killer virtually unknown tracks released on tiny bespoke one-off labels, now impossible to find either in the history books or record shops of the world.


      All the music on this album has been sonically and digitally remastered with love and is presented complete with sleevenotes, original label artwork and full-length extended disco editions.

      • Stevo – Pay The Price
      • High Frequency – Summertime
      • Dunn Pearson Jr. – Groove On Down
      • Mad Dog Fire Department – Cosmic Funk
      • Needa – Rock-A-Freak
      • Cream De Coco – Disco Strut
      • Anita Maldonado – What Can I Do To Make You Dance
      • The Shades Of Love – Come Inside
      • Skip Jackson – Micro Wave Boogie
      • Jahneen – Everybody's Dancin'
      • Montego Joe – Freestyle
      • Timmy Thomas – Africano
      • Paper Doll – Get Down Boy
      • Jazz – I Feel Like Love
      • Paco & Flaco & Coco – He's Here
      • Ripple – Victorious
      • Universal Love – Moon Ride
      • Panache – Jam On
      • Otis Brown's Grade A – Strut On
      George NooksTribal WarJoe Gibbs

      George Nooks aka Prince Mohammed great 1979 version of the heavy "Tribal War" for producer and label owner Joe Gibbs.

      • George Nooks – Tribal War
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      H-Owl ProjectSea Of TranquilityGroup Bracil

      **Very limited vinyl copies available - 150 only!**

      Wicked fusion vibes from Italian cosmonauts H-Owl Project who channel the otherworldly moods of Wendy Carlos, Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Zappa, KPM library music and Ghost Box records in these two perfectly neat and functional retro-fitting, futuristic jazz-funk cuts! BOOM!

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      Trees SpeakOhmsSoul Jazz Records

      Super-limited new 1000 copies special white vinyl edition!

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      When the band Trees Speak, coming out of nowhere, released an exclusive one-off 100-pressing white label 45, described as CAN/NEU! meets LIQUID LIQUID, it sold out so quickly (in less than 30 mins - one for sale on Discogs now at £400!) that Soul Jazz Records decided to release their album almost immediately.

      Here it is! And it's awesome!

      Soul Jazz Records rarely release new music but found the music of TREES SPEAK’s album ‘OHMS’ so stunning and to have so many elements of music that they admired that they felt compelled to release it.

      The group Trees Speak are from Tucson, Arizona and create new music that sounds like GERMAN KRAUTROCK meets NO WAVE/POST-PUNK and PSYCH ROCK – music for fans of CLUSTER, TANGERINE DREAM, CAN, NEU!, SILVER APPLES and early KRAFTWERK.

      The album ‘OHMS’ sounds at times like a tripped out & moody JOHN CARPENTER/GOBLIN/MORRICONE soundtrack that seamlessly segues into propulsive, ‘motorik’ Krautrock instrumentals loaded with fuzzy, hypnotic mellotron, synths and analogue effects, as well as elements of ART ENSEMBLE free jazz, and all at times reaching a kind of post-rave psychedelia. More recent comparisons would include BEAK and GHOST BOX who draw upon similar themes and styles.

      Trees Speak are Daniel Martin Diaz and Damian Diaz plus musicians from the Tucson, Arizona scene such as Giant Sand, XIXA and James Hunter. ‘Trees Speak’ relates to the idea of future technologies storing information and data in Trees and plants - using them as hard drives – and the idea that Trees communicate collectively.

      Trees Speak - Ohms :

      Album of the Month - Splintered Eye/50 Best albums 2020 - Pop Matters/Favourite albums 2020 -The Soap Company/Albums of the Year 2020 -Bear Tree Records/Independent Albums of the Year -Love Records/Albums of the Year -Concrete Islands

      • Trees Speak – Soul Sequencer
      • Trees Speak – Nitrous Cross
      • Trees Speak – Shadow Circuit
      • Trees Speak – Blame Shifter
      • Trees Speak – Spirit Duplicator
      • Trees Speak – Nobody Knows
      • Trees Speak – Sadness In Wires
      • Trees Speak – State Of Clear
      • Trees Speak – Sleep Crime
      • Trees Speak – Knowing
      • Trees Speak – Splendid Sun
      • Trees Speak – Ohms
      • Trees Speak – Out Of View
      • Trees Speak – Psychic Wounds
      • Trees Speak – Silicone Emotions
      • Trees Speak – Octave Cycle
      • Trees Speak – Witch Wound
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