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    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.

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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!

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    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
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      Soul Jazz Records presents Studio One Soul RSD 2021 (Special limited edition yellow vinyl edition)Record Store Day Exclusive #3

      20th anniversary edition !!!! YELLOW VINYL RSD 2022 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".

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        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
        • Bob Marley and The Wailers – Rude Boy
        • Derrick Morgan – It's Alright
        • The Skatalites – Something Special
        • Lee Perry – Open Up (aka Cook Book)
        • The Regals – Shammy Back
        • Bob Marley and The Wailers – Diamond Baby
        • Jackie Opel – The Mill Man
        • 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.

        This release features so many great singles. The super-rare Winstons MASSIVE 45 featuring Amen Brother (the drum break of all drum breaks for all jungle records ever!) as well as the soul anthem Color Him Father. A superb rare Detroit funk cut from Jackie Harris, Joe Bataan’s Latin Strut – the best latin funk tune ever made that helped launch Salsoul Records, rare groove hi-adrenalin funk from Untouchable Machine Shop and finally a KILLER slice of New Orleans funk produced by Eddie Bo with the amazing drums of James Black in the mix.

        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
        • Jackie Harris and The Exciters – Get Funky Sweet A Little Bit
        • Joe Bataan – Latin Strut
        • Joe Bataan – Peace, Friendship and Solidarity
        • Untouchable Machine Shop – Machine Shop (Part 1)
        • Untouchable Machine Shop – Machine Shop (Part 2)
        • Inell Young – The Next Ball Game
        • Inell Young – Part Of The Game
        • 5×7" Boxset£38.00
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        MillieMy Boy LollipopUMC

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        £11.00

        7"

        Millie Small was a Jamaican singer and songwriter, best known for this 1964 recording of “My Boy Lollipop”, which reached number two in both the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100. The Caribbean’s first international recording star, and its most successful female performer, she sadly passed away in May 2020 “My Boy Lollipop” has sold over 7m copies worldwide and is here reissued as a replica of the original UK picture sleeve but with altered colour palette and original pink Island label.

        1. My Boy Lollipop 2. Something's Gotta Be Done 3. Don't You Know It 4. Until You're Mine

          • 7"£11.00
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          Add N To X - On The Wires Of Our Nerves (Special Limited Edition RSD 2021 silver vinyl)Record Store Day Exclusive #4Soul Jazz Records

          Super special 20th anniversary SILVER vinyl!

          Incredibly inspired electronic retro-futurists who were so ahead of their time that they eventually imploded. This is a classic album!

          In the space of five short years (and as many albums) at the end of the 20th century Add N To X caused havoc with their unique retro-futurist electronic music. Add N To X’s musical intensity proved too much for the group who split up in 2002. Their album On The Wires of Our Nerves, complete with its classic cover image, recorded on Soul Jazz Records’ then new offshoot label Satellite Records, launched them into the spotlight and included two NME Singles of the Week ‘Black Regent’ and ‘King Wasp’. Over twenty years since it was first released and long out of print the album 'On The Wires of Our Nerves’ stands up one of the most forward-looking electronic albums of then and now.

          This classic album is released in a very limited one-off pressing transparent vinyl edition as an Record Store Day exclusive title

          • Add N To X – The Black Regent
          • Add N To X – Planet Munich
          • Add N To X – Nevermind
          • Add N To X – We Are Add N To X
          • Add N To X – Murmur One
          • Add N To X – Sound Of Accelerating Concrete
          • Add N To X – Gentle Germans
          • Add N To X – King Wasp
          • Add N To X – Orgy Of Bubastus
          • Add N To X – Grey Body, Green Gun
          • Add N To X – On The Wire Of Our Nerves
          • Add N To X – Hit Me
          • Add N To X – Sir Ape
          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
          Young & CompanyI Like (What You're Doing To Me)Brunswick

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

          £11

          12"

          Insanely catchy 1980's Disco jam from Young & Company on Brunswick. 40 years down the line it sounds as good as it did on day dot. Killer funk guitars, sensuous vocals and luscious harmonies complete with that classic Brunswick touch. Original reissue as in original Brunswick sleeves as if roller-discos never left us.

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            Pandella KellyStand In For Love / Love's NeededHoroscope

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            £11

            7"

            Quite simply, this is one of the rarest records in the world right now. Literally less than a handful of copies and we're talking multi-thousand megabucks to anyone that can prise this out of any long-term collector's box. Good luck with that. Produced by the O'Jay's, written by Eddie Levert and released on the tiny Horoscope label, this is a Soulful work of art which completely justifies it's price. Now available on the original label for everyone to have a chance at owning this masterpiece. A 50th year anniversary release for RSD.

              • 7"£11.00
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              Mochilla Presents TimelessSuite For Ma DukesMochilla

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              £31

              2LP

              In 2009, Brian Cross (aka B+) organized a series of live events at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex in Los Angles. The Timeless series captured the lasting impact of several artists on the world of Hip Hop and beyond. Live fully orchestrated performances by Ethiopia’s Mulatu Astatke and Brazil's Arthur Verocai bookended the incredible Suite For Ma Dukes, a tribute to James "Dilla" Yancey, by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. These superb quality live recordings, now long out of print, are back in effect for RSD 2021. On Mochilla Presents Timeless: Suite for Ma Dukes Miguel Atwood-Ferguson pays tribute to Dilla by interpreting his music for a 60-piece orchestra featuring special guests Bilal, Dwele, Posdnuos, Talib Kweli, Karriem Riggins and more. This premiere performance left many in the sold out crowd in tears. In attendance that night was Common, who commented “To hear J Dilla’s music expressed in that form just let me know once again how great he is. It moved me for real” with famed BBC personality Giles Petersen saying “That’s just about the most powerful thing I’ve heard. Brilliant.

                • New 2×LP £31.00
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                Rare PleasureSuperfine FeelingRamrock Retro

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                £12

                7"

                In 2020, Dance Music don, Ashley Beedle was approached to edit the unreleased track which had a UK 12” vinyl release in 2021 on the charity A's and Bees label. Having heard the track in all its glory, Ramrock Boss Lady, Jo Wallace immediately thought that a 7” edit would sound like a Blackpool Mecca classic that never existed! And so, the editing process began again and, this time, the North Street Collective came up with ‘Superfine Feeling’ 7” Edits and, in the true tradition of soul tracks, named them Pt1 & Pt2. An exuberant, uplifting, Mecca Soul unreleased monster finally receiving the talcumed dancefloor love it deserves 44 years later!

                  • 7"£12.00
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                  Channel 3The Sweetest Thing / Someone Else's ArmsDakar

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                  £11

                  7"

                  This one-off 1973 release turned out to be the only recordings of Chicago veterans Channel 3. Powered by a brilliant Carl Davis production, a sublime William Sanders arrangement and a sterling Willie Henderson rhythm, "The Sweetest Thing" is quite simply a masterpiece of Chicago Soul which has become even more popular over the years. A mint original is £250+ these days so this has been long overdue for a 7" release.

                    • 7"£11.00
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                    Wailing SoulsWailing (Deluxe Edition)17 North Parade

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                    £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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                      Vaughan MasonBounce, Rock, Skate, RollBrunswick

                      RSD 2021 DROP 1. Available online from 6pm Sat July 17th

                      £11

                      7 Inch, Picture Sleeve

                      One of the heaviest roller disco jams out there, Vaughan Mason and Crew disco funk classic ‘Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll’ reached #5 on the US Billboard Hot Soul Singles back in ’79. It later went on to be sampled by countless producers including Daft Punk and A Tribe Called Quest for its ‘Good Times’ inspired bassline and killer drum breaks. Pressed on 7" for the first time since '79! housed in the iconic Brunswick sleeve

                        • 7"£11.00
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                        Just-IceBack To The Old School: 35th Anniversary EditionGet On Down

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

                        £27

                        LP

                        Back To The Old School may have seemed like a crazy title for a hip-hop album released in 1986. In retrospect, Just-Ice clearly saw the movement into a new school of hip-hop as artists like Run DMC and LL Cool J were moving towards mainstream commercial success. The release serves as a punctuation mark at the end of the old school of hip-hop with production by none other than Kurtis Mantronik of acclaimed electronic hip-hop group Mantronix. Long out of print on vinyl, Get On Down marks the 35th anniversary of this landmark with a deluxe splatter color vinyl edition of the LP available only for RSD Drops 2021.

                        A Side: 1. Cold Gettin' Dumb 2. Love Story 3. Back To The Old School 4. Latoya B Side: 1. Gangster Of Hip Hop 2. Little Bad Johnny 3. Put the Record Back On 4. Turbo Charged

                          • New LP £27.00
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