Roland Kirk Live at Ronnie Scott’s, London 1963

    Gearbox Records
    • New LP (200g)£23.00
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    RSD 2021 DROP 2. Available online from 6pm Sat 17th July

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    LP 200 gram

    Previously unreleased recording from the legendary multi- instrumentalist Kirk, cut direct from tape and issued as a 200gram premium pressing with Gearbox’s famous production values. Kirk’s influence and following reaches far beyond Jazz. Hendrix idolised him and it’s easy to see why. His appetite for ripping up the rulebook has brought kudos and admirers from all sides, giving him a status and respect that ensures an unearthed, never before released recording such as this added importance.

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    **Release date 6th August!**

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    • – Young Muhammad
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      SOTU exclusive pressed on very limited blue vinyl
      Expected 06 AugPreorder
    Soul Jazz Records presents Studio One Ska Fire ! (Limited Edition Collectors 7" Box Set)Record Store Day Exclusive #1Soul Jazz Records

    Soul Jazz Records are releasing Studio One Ska Fire Box Set, a limited-edition one-off pressing exclusive for Record Store Day 2021, collectors seven-inch box set featuring 10 amazing and super-rare Studio One ska tracks on five 7” singles, all produced here in deluxe hard form box each single with separate inner sleeves.

    • Don Drummond – Don D Special
    • Toots and The Maytals – A Man Who Knows
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    • Derrick Morgan – It's Alright
    • The Skatalites – Something Special
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    • The Ethiopians – I Am Free
    Soul Jazz Records presents Funk 70 (Limited Edition Collectors 7" Box Set)Record Store Day Exclusive #2Soul Jazz Records

    Soul Jazz Records are releasing Funk 70 Box Set, a limited-edition one-off pressing, exclusive for Record Store Day, collectors seven-inch box set, featuring ten superb, rare and classic funk cuts across five individual bespoke 7" singles housed in a hardbox set, with each single housed in individual innersleeves.

    Seriously rare, killer and classic funk tunes brought together here in this unique one-off Record Store Day box-set edition.

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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.

    • The Winstons – Amen Brother
    • The Winstons – Color Him Father
    • Jackie Harris and The Exciters – Do It, Do It
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    • Joe Bataan – Latin Strut
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    • Untouchable Machine Shop – Machine Shop (Part 1)
    • Untouchable Machine Shop – Machine Shop (Part 2)
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    • 5×7" Boxset£38.00
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    Mungo's Hi FiAntidoteScotch Bonnet Records

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      • New LP £19.00
        RSD 2021 DROP 1. Available online from 6pm Sat June 12
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      James BaldwinArtist on FireLaurel

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        Candi StatonTrouble, Heartaches And Sadness (The Lost Fame Sessions Masters)PLG UK Catalog

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          • New LP £21.00
            RSD 2021 DROP 2. Available online from 6pm Sat 17th July
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          Jerry DammersAt The Home Organ: Demos 1980-82Two Tone Records

          Unbelieveable - Ghost Town on a home organ w/drum machine! KILLER!

          10"

          RSD Exclusive 10" Black Vinyl featuring two previously unreleased home demos of Specials tracks by Jerry Dammers recorded between 1980-1982. These two previously unreleased recordings are Jerry’s home recordings made on cassette in 1980/1982. This is a rare glimpse into his working practice including arguably The Specials most famous recording ‘Ghost Town’, which celebrates its 40th Anniversary in July this year. Side A Ghost Town (Original Demo) Side B Theme From "The Boiler"

            • 10"£15.00
              RSD 2021 DROP 2. Available online from 6pm Sat 17th July
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            Nathan Davis QuintetCarmell's Black Forest Waltz / B's BluesSABA / Wallen Bink

            Nathan Davis recorded ‘The Hip Walk’ in 1965 alongside his school mate, trumpeter Carmell Jones (who a month later went on to record the Song for My Father album with Horace Silver). The quintet is backed by the tightest of rhythm sections: Francy Boland on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. One of the most beautiful, swinging jazz pieces ever captured on tape, ‘Carmell’s Black Forest Waltz’ is presented in all-analogue richness on 45 single format for the first time. On side 2, ‘B’s Blues’ finds Davis on soprano trading fours with Jones, driven irresistibly by the Clarke-Boland rhythm section, a highlight of the Hip Walk date.

            • – Carmell's Black Forest Waltz
            • – B's Blues
            • 7"£15.00
              • First ever release on 7” 45 single
              • AAA Transfers from analogue mastertapes
              • Audiophile-grade vinyl – single one-off batch limited-edition pressing
              • New artwork authentically recreated on heavyweight gloss sleeves
              • Cut at Abbey Road Studios by Grammy award winning engineer, Sean Magee
              • Manufactured at Pallas Group GmbH, Germany
              • Metallic hype sticker
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            Wailing SoulsWailing (Deluxe Edition)17 North Parade

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

            £30

            LP & 12" White Translucent Coloured Vinyl

            •Sought after 1981 Wailing Souls album, produced by Linval Thompson, sees first vinyl reissue - in expanded gatefold sleeve for 40th anniversary. •With previously unpublished photos, liner notes, printed inner sleeves, and remastered bonus 12-inch single of rare 12-inch sides "Take A Taste" and "Take We Back". Both were original VP Jah Guidance titles. •Pressed on black or translucent colour vinyl (TBD) to match the cover aesthetic. Features Roots Radics band with mixes by Scientist. •Features Roots Radics band with mixes by Scientist. •Tracks: Face The Devil, Scentific Dub Mix, Rudy Say Him Bad, Mr Big Man, Penny I Love You, Dub Mix, Who No Waan Come, Dub Mix, Don't Be Downhearted, plus bonus disc Take We Back b/w Take A Taste.

              • LP + Bonus 12"£30.00
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              Nathan Davis QuintetTheme From Zoltan / Mister ESABA / Wallen Bink

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              • – Theme From Zoltan
              • – Mister E
              • 7"£15.00
                • First vinyl release since the 60s and never before released on 7” single
                • AAA Transfers from analogue mastertapes
                • Audiophile-grade vinyl – single one-off batch limited-edition pressing
                • New artwork authentically recreated on heavyweight gloss sleeves
                • Cut at Abbey Road Studios by Grammy award winning engineer, Sean Magee
                • Manufactured at Pallas Group GmbH, Germany
                • Metallic hype sticker
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              • – Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth
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              • New LP (180g)£29.00
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              • – Those Days
              • – Ras Anthem Dubwise
              Cold Wave # 2Soul Jazz Records

              Cold Wave #2

              Ltd. Edn. Dayglo sleeve + PURPLE VINYL 2xLP, + mini-fanzine/ Ltd. Edn. Dayglo sleeve + BLACK VINYL 2xLP, + mini-fanzine/ Dayglo CD + Slipcase + Booklet

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              Soul Jazz Records new ‘Cold Wave’ is a new collection of current electronic artists who have all been shaped by the early European cold wave artists of the late 70s and early 80s.

              This is the second release of Soul Jazz Records’ new Cold Wave overview.

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              This second edition Cold Wave #2 comes in two vinyl editions – a one-off pressing purple coloured vinyl edition and a black vinyl edition. Both come as heavyweight double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves and the limited edition first pressing of this album comes with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured. The CD edition comes with artist booklet/fanzine and slipcase. All editions are printed in special dayglo colour finish.

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              These first artists created new electronic musical landscapes as well as pursuing a stubborn D-I-Y aesthetic, often releasing material on cassette and pioneering use of lo-fi technology, primitive drum machines and home-recording techniques. As part of this continued evolution today many of the artists featured here also self-release their own material, run labels, publish fanzines, or are part of wider musical collectives.

              Aside from the first electronic, no wave, and post-punk artists cited as influences –Suicide, Patrick Cowley, The Normal, Martin Hannett, Laurie Anderson, Public Image – this new generation of artists also show an exquisitely open source of electronic and disparate influences, everything from Underground Resistance to Purcell, from Scientist to New Beat and more besides.

              Most of the featured artists are based in Europe and include Krikor from France, Beta Evers and L.F.T. from Germany, Lena Willikens, Job Siffre and De Ambassade from the Netherlands, Toulouse Low Trax from Germany, Dave I.D. and Broken English Club from the UK, and V.C.V.S from Georgia

              All of the bands featured here make distinctive contemporary music out of the 80s roots of the first cold wave movement.

              • Lena Willikens – Howlin Lupus
              • Beta Evers – Hiding
              • L.F.T. – Stay Away From The Light
              • Job Sifre – At Least We Try
              • De Ambassade – Niet Van Mij
              • Toulouse Low Trax – Rushing Into Water
              • V.C.V.S. – Hum
              • Dave I.D. – Help Starts
              • Broken English Club – Vacant Cars
              • Krikor Kouchian – Deserver Dub
              Lloyd McNeill QuartetWashington Suite (1970)Soul Jazz Records

              Soul Jazz Records’ new ox-blood red coloured vinyl limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide LP (+ download code) issue of this very rare deep spiritual jazz album first released as a private-press album in 1970 on flautist Lloyd McNeill’s own Asha Record label in Washington, DC.

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              CLASSIC! DEEP Jazz includes the wicked 'Home Rule'

              Lloyd McNeill is an African-American flautist, painter, poet, and photographer born in Washington, D.C., in 1935. His multi-disciplinary creative life led to encounters and friendships with Nina Simone, Picasso, Eric Dolphy, Nana Vasconceles and other legendary cultural figures. Lloyd McNeill’s hypnotic ‘Washington Suite’ was originally commissioned as a piece of music for the Capital Ballet Company, in Washington, DC.

              McNeill grew up through the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. In the mid-1960s he moved to France where he became friends with Picasso, working with a number of émigré-jazz musicians whilst living in Paris. In the late 1960s he taught jazz and painting workshops at the New Thing Art and Architecture Center in Washington. In the 1970s he travelled throughout Brazil and West Africa studying music and taught music anthropology in the US.


              • – Home Rule
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              • – 2504 Cliffbourne Pl.
              • – Fountain In The Circle
              • – City Tryptych
              • – Fountain In The Circle
              Steve Reid Ensemble feat. Kieran Hebden - Spirit Walk (Special Limited Edition black vinyl RSD 2021)Record Store Day Exclusive #5Soul Jazz Records

              LONG OUT OF PRINT One-off RSD 2021 special limited edition black vinyl

              "Steve Reid played with Sun Ra, knew Coltrane, played at Motown. I mean this is a guy who at 19 was playing drums with Fela Kuti in Africa. He is a musical genius. It’s a creative joy and honour to work with him."Kieran Hebden (Fourtet) After a number of groundbreaking live shows between Kieran Hebden (Fourtet) and legendary New York drummer Steve Reid, these two artists have embarked on two amazing new recording projects.

              The first release is the Steve Reid Ensemble (featuring Kieran Hebden) "Spirit Walk". This will be followed by a second album by Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid which will be released by Domino Records at the beginning of 2006. Both albums blend electronic experimentation within the frame-work of Steve Reid’s musical heritage. Gilles Peterson will be touring the UK in November alongside The Steve Reid Ensemble. An ardent fan of the music, Peterson has contributed the sleeve-notes to "Spirit Walk" along with another long-time musical admirer Val Wilmer. Steve Reid is a true pioneer of boundary-breaking music.

              This latest project/collaboration is a continuation of a musical path that stretches back to the late 1960s. A self-taught master jazz drummer Steve Reid played in Sun Ra’s Arkestra as well as being a session musician at both Motown Records (he plays on for instance Martha and The Vandella’s "Heatwave") and in James Brown’s in-house band at the legendary Harlem Apollo. In the mid-60s Reid went to West Africa, playing and learning the music of Ghana, Nigeria (playing with Fela Kuti), Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal. On returning to New York he joined Sun Ra’s The Science Myth Solar Arkestra.

              In 1968 as a conscientious objector to the Vietnam war he was sentenced to 4 years in prison where he then taught a Black history course to his fellow inmates. In the 1970’s Reid formed the Legendary Master Brotherhood as well as running his own record company, Mustevic Sound, which released a series of his albums (2 of which have earlier been released by Soul Jazz Records). In a career now spanning over 40 years Steve Reid has worked with artists such as Lester Bowie, Miles Davis, Charles Tyler, Arthur Blythe, Ornette Coleman, Gary Bartz, Chief Bey, Archie Shepp, Sam Rivers, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Leon Thomas and more. This new project is the latest part in Steve Reid’s musical odyssey.

              "A truly phenomenal artist. This is the album we've all been waiting a long time for. Steve Reid is steeped in musical history and yet this album has a modernity all of it's own." Gilles Peterson.

              • Steve Reid Ensemble – Lugano
              • Steve Reid Ensemble – Bridget
              • Steve Reid Ensemble – For Coltrane
              • Steve Reid Ensemble – Blind Tom
              • Steve Reid Ensemble – Which One?
              • Steve Reid Ensemble – Lions Of Juda
              • Steve Reid Ensemble – It Cannot Be True
              • Steve Reid Ensemble – Unity
              • Steve Reid Ensemble – Drum Story
              Lapo & AgoSpirals & Pyramids / Shot The King!ZamZam Sounds

              Lapo & Ago, alongside the rest of the mighty Numa Crew, are responsible for some of the most crucial, addictive, and classic 140 material in the history of the scene. Tunes on Moonshine and Killa Sound such as "Youth Pon The Corner," “Everytime" (as Numa Crew), "Dreadlock Blues," and Ago’s "So Mi Seh" on Innamind are stone cold classics that haven’t left many selectors’ boxes since release. After a long pandemic-enforced hiatus, ZamZam return with their 83rd release, offering two more future classics for the global dubwise sound system massive, on 7" vinyl- the original sound system format.

              Limited to 800 7″ vinyl copies for the world. No Digital No Repress..


              • – Spirals & Pyramids
              • – Shot The King!
              • 7"£11.00
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              HawkwindGreasy Truckers PartyPLG UK Catalog

              Legendary 1972 show at The Roundhouse, London from the Space Ritual era. Includes the original recording of Hawkwind’s hit single ‘Silver Machine’. It is the first time the whole show has been available on double vinyl. Bonus tracks include ‘Master Of The Universe’ (Original 1972 LP Mix) & ‘Born To Go’ (Original 1972 LP Mix).TRACKLISTING:Side 1 – 1. Announcement / Apology, 2. This Is Your Captain Speaking (Breakdown), 3. This Is Your Captain Speaking, 4. You Shouldn't Do That, 5. The AwakeningSide 2 – 1. Master Of The Universe, 2. Paranoia, 3. Earth Calling, 4. Silver MachineSide 3 – 1. Welcome To The Future, 2. Born To Go, 3. Brainstorm (Jam), 4. End AnnouncementSide 4 – Bonus Tracks: 1. Master Of The Universe (Original 1972 LP Mix), 2. Born To Go (Original 1972 LP Mix)

                • New 2×LP £25.00
                  RSD 2021 DROP 2. Available online from 6pm Sat 17th July
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                KokorokoBaba Ayoola / Carry Me HomeBrownswood

                The elevating vocal harmonies of the band's front women, Sheila, Cassie and Richie; 'Baba Ayoola' unfolds with delicate rolling drums perfectly melding with the percussive heartbeat to which the keys glide over seamlessly. Enchanting guitar riffs glisten through a melodic baseline, enhanced with bursts of the powerful brass section coalesced with gospel-like harmonies surging towards an exhilarating crescendo. Baba Ayoola was written as a tribute to the grandfather of the band’s alto saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi and is “an invitation to celebrate life”

                • – Baba Ayoola
                • – Carry Me Home
                • 12"£10.00
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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
                Captain BeefheartUnconditionally GuaranteedUMC

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

                £22.00

                LP 180g Clear Vinyl

                Universally recognized as being the works of a true maverick genius, the canon of recordings by the late, great Captain Beefheart aka Don Van Vliet – often ably assisted by his Magic Band – rank amongst the most important and influential rock music ever created and continue to inform and influence musicians to this day whilst also garnering a following of new, young musically adventurous rock fans along the way. Within these works the 1974 album “Unconditionally Guaranteed” is a true hidden gem which has been rightfully elevated to cult status over the years since its first appearance. Originally released by Virgin Records in the UK (and Mercury Records in the USA) “Unconditionally Guaranteed” represents a fascinating pivot point within Beefheart’s recordings. Known as he was for his more oblique amalgams of delta blues, avant-garde jazz and rock on albums such as “Trout Mask Replica” and “Clear Spot”, “Unconditionally Guaranteed” captures a musical moment when Beefheart deviates from that path and embarks on an exploration of more melodic soundscapes into which he continues to contribute his uniquely poetic lyrics delivered via his instantly recognizable vocals. The 10 tracks on “Unconditionally Guaranteed” include a bevy of elliptical yet beautiful love songs such as “This is the Day” and the wonderful “Lazy Music” which is undoubtedly one of Beefheart’s most ravishing and mesmeric recordings. By contrast the album opener “Upon The My-O-My” is a great example of Beefheart and The Magic Band delivering their trademark, earthy take on rock at its very best. On “Unconditionally Guaranteed” Beefheart is ably assisted by a fantastic line-up of the ever-changing Magic Band that includes key alumni such as Zoot Horn Rollo, Art Tripp, Rockette Morton and Alex Saint Claire. The album is produced by Andy Di Martino. Unavailable on vinyl for over 20 years this Record Store Day 2021 reissue of “Unconditionally Guaranteed” will return this fantastic album to the vinyl racks where it should be. Additional Information: • 180g clear vinyl pressing • Cut to lacquer from 1/4” analogue masters. • Includes “Unconditionally Guaranteed” promotional poster.

                Side One
                1. Upon The My-O-My 2. Sugar Bowl 3. New Electric Ride 4. Magic Be 5. Happy Love Song
                Side Two
                1. Full Moon, Hot Sun 2. I Got Love On My Mind 3. This Is The Day 4. Lazy Music 5. Peaches

                  • New LP (180g)£22.00
                    RSD 2021 DROP 2. Available online from 6pm Sat July 17
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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
                  Beastie BoysAglio E OlioUMC

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

                  £26

                  LP

                  Vinyl reissue with two newly added bonus tracks, “Soba Violence,” and a rare cover of “Light My Fire.”

                    • New LP £26.00
                      RSD 2021 DROP 1. Available online from 6pm Sat July 17th
                      Out of stock
                    Studio One RootsSoul Jazz Records

                    LAST COPIES

                    This is the new 20th anniversary edition of one of Soul Jazz Records’ classic Studio One releases now available as a one-off pressing special blue vinyl very limited-edition pressing ( 2000 copies worldwide).

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                    Studio One Roots set the standard for Soul Jazz Records’ long-standing series of Studio One collections and features many of the classic artists from Clement 'Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s mighty roster of reggae.

                    This album includes Freddie McGregor, Willie Williams, Cornell Campbell, Alton Ellis, Devon Russell alongside some of the defining crack-session men groups of Jamaican reggae history - The Sound Dimension, Brentford All-Stars, The Skatalites, New Establishment and more. As ever the album is filled with a mixture of seminal cuts and super-rarities from the vast vaults of 13 Brentford Road.

                    Stand-out tracks include Alton Ellis’s Blackish White, a surreal and powerful Afro-centric dream, Count Ossie Nyabinghi and Rastafarian drummers genre-defying interpretation of Booker T and The MGs ‘Meditation’, Willie Williams awe-inspiring versioning of the Skatalites' seminal Rastafari anthem Addis Ababa and many, many more.

                    This album has been fully digitally remastered, analog cut and packaged complete with the following: Original sleevenotes by Lloyd Bradley (author of When Reggae Was King), compiled by Mark Ainley (Honest Jons), high-quality Soul Jazz mastering, wicked images of Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari on the cover, and a rare image of Clement Dodd and musicians inside the studio at Studio One on the full colour inner sleeves.

                    REVIEWS:

                    "Having established himself as one of Jamaica's top producers the day Studio One opened its doors in the early '60s, Clement "Coxsone" Dodd was unable to maintain his status during the roots era of the subsequent decade. This can be attributed to a couple of factors. One was Dodd's apparent reluctance to record the new, overtly Rasta-inspired music. The other was an infusion of new blood into the Jamaican music business. Eager to make a name for themselves, producers like Joe Gibbs, Bunny Lee, Lee "Scratch" Perry, and Winston "Niney" Holness managed to supplant the island's "big three" (Dodd, Duke Reid, and Prince Buster) in the process, driving the music's evolution in the '70s.

                    There isn't a weak number across these 16 tracks, from the Gaylads' ode to "Africa" and Devon Russell's version of the heavyweight "Drum Song" rhythm, to a trio of stunning instrumentals: Jackie Mittoo and the Cyclones with nyahbinghi drummer Count Ossie on "Meditation," Lenny Hibbert's sparkling vibe work over Mittoo's "Ghetto Organ" ("More Creation"), and Sound Dimension's "Congo Rock."

                    The music of this compilation is of a rare, rare beauty and is essential to anyone's reggae collection." All Music

                    • The Cyclones With Count Ossie – Meditation
                    • Cornell Campbell & The Brentford Rockers – Natty Don't Go
                    • Freddy Mcgregor With The Sound Dimension – Africa Here I Come
                    • Bunny & Skitter – Lumumbo
                    • Willie Williams & The All Stars – Addis A Baba
                    • L.Crosdale With Drummond Bago & the Rebel Group – Set Me Free
                    • Leroy Wallace & The New Establishment – Far Beyond
                    • Lennie Hibbert – More Creation
                    • Alton Ellis & The Sound Dimension – Blackish White
                    • Winston Jarrett & The Sound Dimension – Fear Not
                    • Devon Russell – Drum Song
                    • The Gaylads – Africa
                    • Black Brothers & The New Establishment – School Children
                    • Linton Cooper & The Brentford Disco Set – You'll Get Your Pay
                    • Sound Dimension – Congo Rock
                    • Zoot Simms – African Challenge
                    • 1. The Cyclones With Count Ossie – Meditation
                    • 2. Cornell Campbell & The Brentford Rockers – Natty Don't Go
                    • 3. Freddy Mcgregor With The Sound Dimension – Africa Here I Come
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                    Durutti ColumnDeux Triangles DeluxeFactory Benelux

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

                    £27.00

                    2LP

                    Factory Benelux presents a deluxe double vinyl gatefold edition of Deux Triangles, originally a 1981 EP by acclaimed Factory Records group The Durutti Column, which can be considered a companion set to their signature second album L.C. Just 1000 copies have been pressed on blue and clear coloured vinyl for Record Store Day 2021

                      • New 2×LP £27.00
                        RSD 2021 DROP 2. Available online from 6pm Sat July 17
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                      Steve ReidNova (1976)Soul Jazz Records

                      New edition of this seminal album available as a 1000 copies edition only on new premium RED vinyl!

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                      'A truly phenomenal artist.' GILLES PETERSON

                      'Steve Reid is one of the greatest drummers. He is a musical genius' KIERAN HEBDEN (Four Tet)

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                      As a radical jazz artist, Steve Reid played with an extraordinary group of artists – including Miles Davis, Sun Ra, Fela Kuti, James Brown, Ornette Coleman, Lester Bowie, Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean, Dionne Warwick, Archie Shepp, Chief Bey, Olatunji, Arthur Blythe, , Dextor Gordon, Gary Bartz, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sam Rivers, Leon Thomas, Lonnie Smith and Horace Silver!

                      Reid was born in the South Bronx, and grew up in Queens, New York. He played in the house band at Harlem's Apollo Theatre, accompanying James Brown, as well as playing in Sun Ra's Arkestra. He lived next to John Coltrane, worked in a department store with Ornette Coleman, had a son who played drums with NWA. He began his career as a teenager in the 1960s as a drummer at Motown when he played on Martha and The Vandellas "Heatwave" (aged 14).

                      At the end of the 1960s Reid was sentenced to four years in jail as a conscientious objector of the Vietnam war. On his release from prison in 1974, he formed the Legendary Master Brotherhood and started the independent record label, Mustevic Sound, to release his debut LP Nova in 1976. This album is released in its entirety and with full original cover art here. Nova was the first in a series of stunning independent records he released in the 1970s.

                      At the start of the 21st century, his career took a new twist when Steve Reid began a successful collaboration with Kieran Hebden (Four Tet). Hebden referred to Reid as his ‘musical soul mate’, resulting in a number of joint albums.

                      Steve Reid died in New York in 2010. Subsequently the Steve Reid Foundation was set up in his name, to help aspiring musicians and artists.

                      • Steve Reid – Nova
                      • Steve Reid – Lions Of Juda
                      • Steve Reid – Free Spirits-Unknown
                      • Steve Reid – Long Time Black
                      • Steve Reid – Sixth House