Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 Stillness: The Original Classic 1970 Brazil Album

    Universal Sound/Soul Jazz Records
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    • Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – Stillness
    • Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – Righteous Life
    • Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – Chelsea Morning
    • Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – Cancao Do Nosso Amor
    • Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – Viramundo
    • Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – Lost In Paradise
    • Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – For What It's Worth
    • Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – Sometimes In Winter
    • Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – Celebration Of The Sunrise
    • Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – Stillness (Reprise)
    • 1. Stillness
    • 2. Righteous Life
    • 3. Chelsea Morning
    • 4. Cancao Do Nosso Amor
    • 5. Viramundo
    • 6. Lost In Paradise
    • 7. For What It's Worth
    • 8. Sometimes In Winter
    • 9. Celebration Of The Sunrise
    • 10. Stillness (Reprise)

    Absolutely 100% killer Brazil album.

    Includes stunning versions of "For What It's Worth", "Chelsea Morning" and Gilberto Gil's "Viramundo"! The bomb.

    This classic and groundbreaking album was recorded in Los Angeles in 1970, at a time when Sergio Mendes was at the height of his commercial status with his incredibly successful musical blend of Brazilian flavours and American pop sensibility. 'Stillness' was a decisive break away from commercial pop towards a more serious and mature sound.

     Powerful new vocal songs such as Stillness and Righteous Life signified a new era in the music of Sergio Mendes. The Brazilian influence is, if anything, even more pronounced than before as Mendes and guitarist Castro-Neves - originally two central figures in the Bossa Nova scene in Rio de Janeiro in the early 1960s - dig deep into Brazilian music with amazing versions of Gilberto Gil's Viramundo and Caetano Veloso's Lost in Paradise.

     But what is new about this album is the perfect blending of this Brazilian sensibility with the deep West Coast sound at the start of the 1970s. Mendes augments his Brasil '66 group with Los Angeles players to stunningly interpret songs by Buffalo Springfield (For What It's Worth), Joni Mitchell (Chelsea Morning) and Blood, Sweat and Tears (Sometimes in Winter), creating a fantastic unique and mature new sound.

    Long-regarded a cult classic due to the club tracks 'For What It's Worth', 'Viramundo'', and the spiritual and musical depth of tracks such as Stillness and Righteous Life, Stillness' is a tour-de-force album.

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    Elis ReginaSamba, Eu Canto Assim !Universal Sound

    Soul Jazz Original Brazil Classics:

    In 1965, Elis Regina dominated the world of Brazilian music. Riding high on her success, the powerfully-voiced singer was the star of her own television show (O Fino da Bossa), winner of the first national broadcast musical competition (for TV Excelsior) and a stunning live performer on stage.

    Having emerged out of the Bossa Nova wave of the early 1960s, Elis Regina's stunning theatrical mixture of boss nova, samba, jazz and other music styles placed her at the top of her profession and her unique style effectively launched MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira), the new post-bossa nova modern musical movement in Brazil that would reign supreme for the next 20 years, as singers such as Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, Chico Buarque and others embraced this new style.

    Artistically Elis Regina surrounded herself with only the finest songwriters and musicians such as Edu Lobo, Carlos Lyra, Marcos Valle, Vinicius de Moraes, Baden Powell.

    Whilst her music was apolitical, her criticism of the military dictatorship ( from a coup in 1964), led to persecution by the state, at one point the authorities forcing her to sing the Brazilian national anthem at a stadium concert, under threat of her family's safety.

    Elis was married twice, first to boss nova songwriter Ronaldo Boscoli and secondly to the musician Cesar Mariano. She tragically died in 1986, aged 36.

    Samba, Eu Canto Assim is one of Elis Regina's definitive albums recorded at the height of her career and long regarded as a classic release in Brazil. This is a bespoke high quality box-edition hardback-cased card CD edition of this seminal album with exact-reproduction artwork from the original album. 

    • Elis Regina – Reza
    • Elis Regina – Menino Das Laranjas
    • Elis Regina – Por Um Amor Maior
    • Elis Regina – Joao Valentao
    • Elis Regina – Maria Do Maranhao
    • Elis Regina – Resolucao
    • Elis Regina – Sou Sem Paz
    • Elis Regina – Pot - Pourri: Consolacao / Berimbau / Tem Do
    • Elis Regina – Aleluia
    • Elis Regina – Eternidade
    • Elis Regina – Preciso Aprender A Ser So
    • Elis Regina – Ultimo Canto
    PUNK 45: Les Punks - The French ConnectionSoul Jazz Records

    Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 release documents the first radical underground punk bands to come out of France including Metal Urbain (the first group ever to be signed to Rough Trade Records), Marie et Les Garçons, Asphalt Jungle, through to the earliest experimental cold wave/minimal wave electronic groups such as Kas Product, Charles de Goal and A3 Dans le WC who emerged at the start of the 1980s.

    The accompanying large 44-page outsize booklet shows how punk in France emerged out of the country’s history of rebellion and revolution (from Serge Gainsbourg to the Paris ‘68 riots) as well as a love for American punk and proto bands like The New York Dolls and The Stooges, and was kick-started by witnessing the first UK punk bands (including the Sex Pistols who played in Paris in Sep 1976).

    It also explains how French revolutionary, artistic and intellectual ideas influenced the birth of punk in both New York (Dadaism and Surrealism, Rimbaud and Voltaire) and in Britain (Situationism), how Paris based art collective Bazooka influenced the work of Jamie Reid and The Sex Pistols, and more besides. 

    The booklet features extensive text, exclusive photography as well as interviews with key French figures in the movement including Marc Zermati (Skydog Records), Patrick Eudeline (Asphalt Jungle), Michel Esteban (Ze Records) and Eric Debris (Metal Urbain).

    Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 album comes as a heavyweight double vinyl LP with gatefold sleeve, inserts, full sleeve notes + download code and also as a deluxe CD pack + 50-page outsize booklet and as a digital album.

    This is the latest in Soul Jazz Records’ Punk 45 series which documents punk around the world, following on from earlier releases Punk 45: Kill The Hippies (USA punk), Punk 45: There Is No Such Thing As Society (UK punk and post-punk), Punk 45: Sick on You (proto-punk), Punk 45: Burn, Rubber City Punk (Akron), Punk 45: Extermination Nights in The Sixth City (Cleveland) and Punk 45: Chaos in the City of Angels and Devils (Los Angeles) as well as the book Punk 45: Singles Cover Art of Punk with Jon Savage

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    • Marie et Les Garçons – Rien A Dire
    • Metal Boys – Sweet Marylin
    • Fantomes – I Wanna Be Your Dog
    • Gazoline – Sally
    • A3 Dans Les WC – Photo Couleur
    • Asphalt Jungle – Planté Comme Un Privé
    • Warm Gun – Broken Windows
    • Metal Urbain – Paris Maquis
    • Electric Callas – Kill Me Two Times
    • KaS Product – Mind
    • 84 Flesh – Salted City
    • Les Olivensteins – Euthanasie
    • Angel Face – Wolf City Blues
    • Guilty Razors – Hurts and Noises
    • Dogs – Here Comes My Baby
    • Charles De Goal – Dans Le Labyrinthe
    • Guilty Razors – I Don't Wanna Be A Rich
    • Marie et Les Garçons – A Bout De Souffle
    • Calcinator – Électrifié
    Venezuela 70 : Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American EarthSoul Jazz Records

    Soul Jazz Records’ new Venezuela 70 is the first-ever album of its kind to take a look at the groundbreaking experimental rock music made in Venezuela and created in the 1970s – during a time when the country was both a modern cultural and economic powerhouse in Latin America on account of wealth from its vast oil supplies. 

    Venezuela lies at the northern part of South America, with neighbouring Colombia to its west and Brazil to its south. The north coast borders the Caribbean.

    Whilst much of 1960s Venezuelan rock music emulated British and USA styles, the 1970s saw the evolution of a new generation of creative artists such as Vytas Brenner, Angel Rada, Pablo Schneider and Miguel Angel Fuster, who all explored the possibilities of mixing together rock with elements of electronica, funk, jazz, latin rhythms simultaneously exploring their links with Venezuelan roots music, creating a new sound which blended a multitude of new and old world influences, uniquely Venezuelan.

    These Venezuelan artists looked to the future while exploring their country’s own musical heritage to create a new cultural identity. Similarities can be drawn with then contemporary movements around the world such as the Trópicalia and post-Trópicalia 1970s scene in Brazil of Os Mutantes, Novos Baianos, Secos e Molhados (all of which feature on Soul Jazz Records’ earlier Brazil 70).

    A similar parallel can be made in Europe with the experimental German groups of the 1970s (Can, Amon Duul, Harmonia, Neu all featured on Soul Jazz Records’ Deutsche Electronische Musik) who deconstructed and reconstructed the links between rock music and electronics to define a new German cultural identity.

    Most of these artists featured on Venezuela 70 remain practically unknown outside of Venezuela’s borders and yet their progressive forward-thinking music is some of the most sophisticated in the world – a stunning ‘melting pot’ mix of underground rock, synthetic electronics, funk, jazz and Latin American rhythms all of which explored new sounds and broke down musical boundaries to create a distinct and unique Venezuelan music and cultural identity.

    • Vytas Brenner – Araguaney
    • Pablo Schneider – Amor En Llamas
    • Un Dos Tres y Fuera – Machu Picchu
    • Miguel Angel Fuster – Polvo Lunar
    • Angel Rada – Basheeba
    • Fernando Yvosky – Barcos De Papel
    • Un Dos Tres y Fuera – Son De Tambor y San Juan
    • Vytas Brenner – Bang-Going-Gone
    • Aldemaro Romero y Su Onda Nueva – Irene
    • Miguel Angel Fuster – Dame De Comer
    • Un Dos Tres y Fuera – San Juan, Tambor y Fuera
    • Ofrenda Vytas Brenner – Caracas Para Locos
    • Grupo C.I.M. – Joropo No. 1
    • Angel Rada – Panico a Las 5am
    • Apocalipsis – Ayudame a Encontrar Mi Camino
    • Miguel Angel Fuster – La Quema De Judas
    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
    Nu Yorica ! Culture Clash in New York CitySoul Jazz Records

    This is the 20th anniversary expanded edition of one of Soul Jazz Records earliest definitive releases: ‘Nu Yorica : Culture Clash In New York City – Experiments in Latin Music 1970-77’, a stunning and ground-breaking collection of music bringing together Latin, Soul, Jazz, Funk and more from the melting pot of New York City in the 1970s.

    Out-of-print for more than ten years this new edition has been fully digitally remastered with new tracks, additional photography and is released as a deluxe 2CD pack + large outsize booklet, as well as a new edition of two super-loud super-heavy separate volumes of double vinyl. The album is also available for the first time as a worldwide digital release.

    Nu Yorica! is one of Soul Jazz Records most critically acclaimed albums of all time.

    The album features seminal Latin artists such as Eddie Palmieri, Joe Bataan, Machito, Ocho, Grupo Folklorico, Cortijo, Ricardo Marrero, Cachao and many more.

    Reviews:

    "Latin music never sounded so good. Ever.

    Some compilations are so influential and universally loved that they become classic albums in their own right – Harry Smith’s Anthology Of American Folk Music, for example. And just as Smith cemented forever the underground sound of the US between the wars, so did the then young Soul Jazz imprint immortalise the Latin music emerging from 70s New York with Nu Yorica!, originally released 20 years ago." Record Collector

    “A brilliant introduction to some of the most energising & misunderstood music ever” Wire

    “A truly inspired selection. If ever a CD was worth buying, this is it” The Guardian (CD of the week)

    “A percussive colossus. Mighty and frightening.” Q

    “If you buy one CD this week buy Nu Yorica!” The Observer

    “Soul Jazz go beyond dancefloor trends and explore the political agendas’ of their musical idols with this brave and diverse album” Maxim

    “From gritty funk to free-form experimentation, Soul Jazz’s selection of Latin-influenced dance music is sterling” The Face

    “A challenging and revelatory compilation of pure quality” Music Week

    “Positively throbs with energy.” NME

    “This music has influenced everything from Salsoul Disco to the Masters at Work”DJ

    “An excellent document of a key phase in musical history. Every single one of these tracks is superb. An absolute f***ing blinder” Echoes

    “Genre defying madness” Select

    “An utterly brilliant and well documented snapshot of the musical culture clash in 70’s New York” Muzik

    “Miraculous” Time Out, New York

    Tracklisting: CD1/LPA: Tracks 1-9, CD2/LPB: Tracks 10-18


    • Charlie Palmieri – Las Negritas De Carnaval
    • Cortijo – Gumbo
    • Cachao – La Trompeta Y La Flauta
    • Ricardo Marrero – Babalonia
    • Stone Alliance – Amigos
    • Joe Bataan – Latin Strut
    • Grupo Folklorico – Anabacoa
    • Tempo 70 – El Galleton
    • Eddie Palmieri – Un Dia Bonita
    • Eddie Palmieri – Condiciones Que Existen
    • Cortijo – Carnaval
    • Ocho – Tornado
    • Bobby Vince Paunetto – Little Rico's Theme
    • Joe Bataan – Aftershower Funk
    • Ocho – Mamey Colorao
    • Ricardo Marrero – My Friend
    • Machito Orchestra – Macho
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    Geraldo PinoShake Hands / Power To The PeopleSoul Jazz Records

    Hold tight for the second of two killer heavyweight Afro-Funk bomb 45s from Sierra Leone legend Geraldo Pino.

    THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought EXCLUSIVELY direct here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. 

    It is a very limited 300-copies pressing and you need to buy it now!

    • – Shake Hands
    • – Power To The People
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    Geraldo PinoHeavy, Heavy, Heavy / Africans Must UniteSoul Jazz Records

    Hold tight for the first one of two killer heavyweight Afro-Funk bomb 45s from Sierra Leone legend Geraldo Pino.

    THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought EXCLUSIVELY direct here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. 

    It is a very limited 300-copies pressing and you need to buy it now!

    • – Heavy, Heavy, Heavy
    • – Africans Must Unite
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    BoomboxSoul Jazz Records

    Soul Jazz Records’ new Boombox features some of the many innovative underground first-wave of rap records made in New York in the period 1979-82, all released on small, independent, often family-concern record companies, at a time when hip-hop music still remained under the radar.


    This first exuberant wave of innocent, upbeat, party on the block rap records were the first to try and create the sounds heard in community centres, block parties and street jams that first took place in the Bronx in the mid-1970s. But where Flash, Kool Herc and Bambaataa were back-spinning, mixing and scratching together now classic breakbeat records like The Incredible Bongo Band’s Apache or Babe Ruth’s The Mexican, these first rap records were all made using live bands, often replaying then current disco tunes, whilst MCs rapped over the top, creating a unique sound that later became known derisively as old school.


    And while hip-hop started in the Bronx, rap on vinyl began in Harlem where long-time established rhythm and blues producer-owned record companies such as Joe Robinson’s Enjoy Records, Paul Winley’s Winley Records, Delmar Donnel’s Delmar International and Jack Fatman Taylor’s Rojac and Tayster were the first off the mark to realise the commercial potential of rap music - releasing early ground-breaking records that all quickly followed in the wake of the first rap record, The Sugarhill Gang’s Rappers Delight, a million-selling worldwide hit.


    This collection celebrates these first old-school rap records, bringing together rare, classic and obscure tracks released in the early days of rap.


    Deluxe double CD-pack comes with slipcase, 40-page outsize perfect-bound booklet, extensive notes, exclusive photography and original label artwork. Triple-vinyl heavyweight vinyl includes full artwork, text and notes as well as free download code.


    REVIEWS:

    Soul Jazz has a reputation for top-notch compilations that offer crash courses in a variety of styles and genres both beloved and obscure; they are, in essence, the K-Tel of the millennial generation.

    This is one of the best Soul Jazz sets in ages, a legitimate party in a box, overflowing with underground deep cuts that have seldom — if ever — been spotted on other collections - FACT

     ROLLING STONE Best Rap Albums of 2016

    • Mr Sweety G – At The Place To Be
    • Love Bug Star-Ski and The Harlem World Crew – Positive Life
    • Neil B – Body Rock
    • Super 3 – Philosophy Rappin' Spree
    • Bramsam – Move Your Body
    • Black Bird & Kevski – On The Go
    • Count Coolout – Rhythm Rap Rock (CD only)
    • Harlem World Crew – Rappers Convention
    • Willie Wood & The Willie Wood Crew – Willie Rap
    • Bon-Rock & The Rhythm Rebellion – Searching Rap
    • Sugar Daddy – One More Time
    • Spoonie Gee and The Treacherous Three – The New Rap Language
    • TJ Swan – And You Know That
    • Portable Patrol – Cop Bop
    • Master Jay – We Are People Too
    • Sweet G – Boogie Feelin' Rap
    • Mistafide – Equidity Funk
    Studio One RocksteadySoul Jazz Records

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    With excellent sleevenotes by Lloyd Bradley (author of the classic book Bass Culture - When Reggae Was King (Penguin)) this album is dedicated to rocksteady at Studio One as well as covering reggae soul and the birth of reggae.

    Featuring an all-star selection of artists: Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths, Jackie Mittoo, The Heptones, John Holt, Alton Ellis, Dennis Brown and more.

    Soul Jazz Records' Studio One Rocksteady is released in CD- jewel case, 16-page booklet with card slipcase, as well as a heavyweight double-vinyl edition in deluxe strong gatefold sleeve (with full sleeve notes and free download code) and also as a digital download.

    "A Superb choice of songs, an essential selection" David Rodigan

    REVIEWS:

    "Soul Jazz’s excellent collection… even without the history, the importance, and the ins and outs, this music isn’t as much of an intellectual pursuit as it is a pleasure in every note… tremendously tight vocal arrangements… just chock full of creativity, developing a unique sound in every single." Pitchfork

    "This stunning compile… perfectly articulates rocksteady's correlation with sweet, sweet soul music… Heart-warming, life-affirming stuff." Stack Magazine, Australia 

    "Songs of love and lust had never channelled such a rich slice of cultural and social life as here" Wire Magazine

    “Splendid anthology” Rock & Folk, France

    "First class compilation for connoisseurs.” SKUG Magazine, Austria

    • The Eternals – Stars
    • John Holt – Fancy Make Up
    • Cecille Campbell – Whisper To Me
    • The Heptones – Party Time
    • The Gaylads – Joy In The Morning
    • Marcia Griffiths – My Ambition
    • The Heptones – Love Won't Come Easy
    • Alton Ellis – Hurting Me
    • The Wailing Souls – Row Fisherman Row
    • Ken Boothe – Home Home Home
    • Jackie Mittoo – Our Thing
    • Ken Boothe – When I Fall In Love
    • Larry & Alvin – Throw Me Corn
    • Duke Morgan – Lick It Back
    • Carlton and The Shoes – Me and You
    • Dennis Brown – Easy Take It Easy
    • The Classics – Pack Up
    • Ken Boothe – Moving Away
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    Chocolate MilkAction Speaks Louder Than WordsRCA

    Essential rare groove masterpiece!

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      A Tribe Called QuestWe Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your ServiceEpic

      The early signs are Tribe have done it again and created another slice of classic hip hop. The album also features an all star support cast including Kanye West, Anderson .Paak, Jack White and man of the moment Kendrick Lamaar! Get on this!!!!

      • – We The People...
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      MC5Kick Out The JamsElektra (1969)

      First released in 1969 this album was years ahead of its time. From the blistering opening track Ramblin Rose to the esquisite Kick Out the Jams this album is a must for anyone with the slightest interest in 'Rock' music. Powerful, raw and rockin are just a few words which sum up a master piece of an album.

      Don't buy anything else until this is in your collection.

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        Soul Jazz Records presents Steve ReidRhythmatism (1976)Soul Jazz Records


        Soul Jazz Records are issuing the awesome deep jazz album Rhythmatism (1976) from the legendary Steve Reid long out of print in a new edition very limited 1000-copies COLOURED vinyl (+download code) and CD.

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        ‘Steve Reid is one of the greatest drummers.

        He is a musical genius’ KIERAN HEBDEN (Four Tet)

        ‘A truly phenomenal artist.’ GILLES PETERSON

        ‘Steve Reid reflects the spirit of a generation- Art Ensemble of Chicago, John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, the Black Artists Group.’ THE WIRE


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        Drummer and composer extraordinaire Steve Reid’s Rhythmatism is one of his deepest and most radical of albums of all time and features some of the heaviest jazz players - Arthur Blythe ‘AKA Black Arthur’, Charles Tyler, David Wertman and others – joining Reid. The album was originally released on Reid’s own Mustevic Sound label in 1976

        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 in 1976. Rhythmatism is released in its entirety and with full original cover art here and is one of 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 – Kai
        • Steve Reid – Rocks (for Cannonball)
        • Steve Reid – Center Of The Earth
        • Steve Reid – C You Around
        • Steve Reid – One Minute Please
        Curtis MayfieldCurtisWarners

        C-l-a-s-s-i-c album including 'Move On Up'!

          Illa JYancey BoysDelicious Vinyl

          Unreleased 90s beats from the J Dilla archive! A family affair - the vocal version features his younger brother on vocal duties Rerelease on coloured vinyl

          • – Timeless
          • – We Here
          • – R U Listenin'?
          • – Alien Family (Interlude)
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          Rewind Vol.6Ubiquity

          Sixth volume in Ubiquity's excellent, and very popular, 'Rewind' series! Feat. tracks from the likes of Shawn Lee, Monophonics, The Lions, The Echocentrics and more! 

          • Monophonics – Bang Bang
          • Shawn Lee's Incredible Tabla Band – Apache
          • Black Randy – Give It Up Or Turn It Loose [clip]
          • The Echocentrics – Party People
          • Johnny Frigo – Day Tripper (Album Exclusive)
          • Bei Bei & Shawn Lee – East
          • 1. Monophonics – Bang Bang
          • 2. Shawn Lee's Incredible Tabla Band – Apache
          • 3. Black Randy – Give It Up Or Turn It Loose [clip]
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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".

          • Ocho – Hot Pants Road
          • Ocho – Ritmo De Pollos
          Aged In HarmonyYou’re A MelodyMelodies International

          Floating Points' Melodies International releases three, privately pressed, modern soul gems recorded in the Detroit area between 1973 and 1978. These ultra-rare ‘Aged In Harmony’ 7”s have since become highly sought after and much revered by soul enthusiasts around the world. All originally written, arranged and produced by Arnold Moore, the six recordings bring together rousing string, vocal, guitar, synth, horn and drum arrangements into the most infectious, dancefloor-friendly grooves!

          Reissued and presented as a set for the very first time, this release is accompanied by the second edition of the label’s very own 'Melozine', which features an exclusive interview with Arnold himself and more. Essential release!

          • – You’re a Melody
          • – You’re a Melody (Extended Disco)
          • – I Feel Like Dancin’
          • – Theme For Someone Special
          • – Trust Me
          Dr. DreThe ChronicDeath Row

          All time classic early ninetees gangster rap album!! featuring massive hits 'nuthin but a "g" thang' 'fuck wit dre day' and many more!! Wicked!!

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            Miles DavisOn The Corner (1972)Columbia

            Classic super-funky early seventies jazz fusion album from Miles Davis!

            The Bitches Brew album is famous for being Miles Davis' radical departure from his 1960s style post-bop into the realms of jazz-funk-rock fusion, but its the On the Corner album that far better exemplifies the direction he was taking towards rhythmic, layered, funky longform improvisations! 

            This classic album features a host of young musicians including Carlos Garnett, Michael Henderson, Al Foster, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Dave Liebman, and Jack De Johnette!

            • – On the Corner/NY Girl/Thinkin/Vote for Miles
            OchoOcho 2Universal Sound

            The second 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".

            • Ocho – Oye Mi Son Cha Cha Cha
            • Ocho – La Batanga
            CalypsoSoul Jazz Records

            Deluxe CD, 2xLP (+ free download) and worldwide digital 

            Available in all good retail and internet stores  from 2 June 2014 or direct from Soul Jazz Records right now!

                This new album features the music of Calypso in its many styles. Included is music from its birthplace - the island of Trinidad - as well as a number of other Caribbean islands (including Jamaica and the Bahamas) and its subsequent onwards journey (Britain, Panama and the United States), recorded during the years 1955-69.

            Calypso is one of the most exciting and enduring forms of musical expression to emerge from the beginning of the 20th century - swinging, persuasive rhythm, brilliantly expressive melodies and lyrics of great humour and wisdom.

            Calypsonians songs play out a role in society similar to the storytelling Griots of West Africa (and the corresponding music of Kaiso); with their own tales about popular and incredible news items, modern life, local politics all mixed up with sexual innuendo, one-upmanship, comedy and more.

            At its source, Calypso is intricately and inextricably bound to the social history of Trinidad and its myriad of traditions, beliefs, folklore and fables. As the music spread around the world, both from the diaspora of many of its performers, as well as its commercial success, the subjects of songs similarly took on local topics.

            The most notable singer of Calypso in England was the Trinidadian Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts), who came to Britain in 1948 on HMS Empire Windrush  (along with fellow Calypsonians Lord Beginner and Lord Woodbine).

            Here on this album you will also find other members of Calypso’s aristocracy & royalty – including Lord Cobra, Lord Hummingbird, Lord Growler, King Fighter, Lord Byron, The Mighty Viper, Lord Ivanhoe & more.

            The songs vividly capture the popular news stories and fashions of the era - the first Man on the Moon, James Bond’s Pussy Galore, bed bugs, Voodoo, love in cemeteries, West Indians in England, Bossa Nova, the Iron Curtain, and a story of a white man who had a black heart transplant operation.

            This album celebrates a criminally unsung and under-documented art form in the modern age and comes with extensive sleevenotes on the history, social context and geography of Calypso, as well as exclusive and stunning photography, original artwork and notes on all the artists and songs featured.

            CD with 50 pages of notes, labels and exclusive photos in slipcase. 2xLP gatefold heavy vinyl + full notes, insert, free download code. Worldwide Digital release.

            REVIEW;

            "Decades before hip-hop became black America's most visible news source, Caribbean and British calypso stars were singing about current events in lilting tunes so seemingly carefree you barely noticed how sharply they were sticking it to the man. With chatty and conversational voices front and center, carnival stars like Viper, Lord Hummingbird and Lord Flea delivered their sass amid suave, jaunty horns and percolating Afro-Caribbean percussion. This collection focuses more on pop culture than on politics: Lord Cobra's enthusiastic account of the 1969 moon landing, for example, is followed by Young Growler's bawdy celebration of James Bond consort "Pussy Galore." Calypso's predominant voice, Lord Kitchener, is represented by the hilarious "Love in the Cemetery," wherein a resident warns him, "Mister, you be brave / To be bringin' your girlfriend atop me grave."

            Top 50 best reissues of 2014 - Rolling Stone magazine

            • Lord Cobra – Man On The Moon
            • Young Growler – Pussy Galore
            • Lord Hummingbird – Teenage Bossa Nova Girl
            • Lord Byron – Yes Parrsin
            • Cyril Diaz Orchestra – Voodoo
            • Lord Flea – Out De Fire
            • Brownie – The Bed Bug Song
            • Count Zebra & The Seasiders – Cat 'O' Nine
            • Carlos Malcolm – Elena
            • Azie Lawrence – West Indians In England
            • Lord Cobra – Negro Heart
            • Lord Kitchener – Love In The Cemetery
            • Charlie Binger Quartet – Jamaica Is The Place To Go
            • Mighty Dougla – Exhange Is No Robbery
            • Viper – Dog Better Than Man
            • Lord Kitchener – Jamaican Woman
            • J.B. Williams Band – Gee Bongo Lay
            • Lord Ivanhoe – Lift The Iron Curtain
            • King Fighter – People Will Talk
            90 Degrees Of ShadeSoul Jazz Records

            Soul Jazz Records’ new album 90 Degrees of Shade features the music of the Caribbean – Mambo, Calypso, Mento, Merengue, Latin Jazz and much more. The music of Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and more all feature in this lightning journey through the many island sounds.

            This is the sound of independence, righteous and hot jump-up sounds from the 1950s and 60s, an exciting period of endless new musical styles that would travel across the world – Mento, the Jamaican precursor to reggae; mambos and descargas from Cuba, Dominican merengue, Haitian compas – and more.

            This album coincides with the release of Soul Jazz Records’ massive new deluxe large format hardback book 90 Degrees of Shade: 100 Years of Photography In The Caribbean (with foreward by Paul Gilroy) featuring hundreds of fascinating and unique photographs spanning one hundred years of Caribbean history.

            The new album comes as a deluxe two-CD pack complete with large outsize booklet, packed full of info and original artwork. There are also two limited edition separate heavyweight double LP vinyl editions, each one housed in gatefold sleeves complete with insert, full text and free download code. Also comes as a worldwide digital release.

            • The Eloise Trio – Come To The Caribbean
            • Cachao – Trombon Criollo
            • Duke Of Iron – Bambouche
            • Lucho Azcarraga – Tamboritos Panamenos
            • Alfredito – Timbales
            • King Scratch – Christmas Time In Nassau
            • Guy De Rosier Orchestra – Panono M'Tombe
            • Noro Morales Orchestra – Mississippi Mambo
            • Peanuts Taylor – Nassau Blues
            • Katherine Dunham Ensemble – Nago
            • Hubert Porter – Rum and Coconut Water
            • The Bay Street Boys – Donkey Wants Water
            • Guy Du Rosier Orchestra – Anatole
            • Sonny Burke Orchestra – West Indies
            • Dioris Valladares – Los Dos Merengues
            • Julio Gutierrez – Theme For Conga
            • Hubert Porter – Mary's Lamb
            • Count Lasha – Perseverance
            • Tito Puente – Swingin' Mambo
            • The Duke Of Iron – Fifty Cents
            • Katherine Dunham Presents The Singing Gods – Maiz
            • Fajardo y sus Estrellas – El Aguardiente
            • The Eloise Trio – Anna Macao
            • Lord Fly – Whai, Whai, Whai
            • Gina Martin – Omo Belli
            • Billo's Caracas Boys – Bombele
            • King Scratch – Liza See Me Hear
            • Cortijo – Con La Punta Del Pie Teresa
            • The Calypso Steel-O-Rama Band – Java
            • Super Ensemble Nemours Jean-Baptiste – Rinmin Ce Folie
            • Lord Lebby – Dr. Kinsey Report
            • Celia Cruz – Yembe Laroco
            RastafariSoul Jazz Records

            Soul Jazz Records new album Rastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 charts the many links between reggae music and the Rastafarian religion.

            Spanning nearly 30 years of revolutionary music and featuring the music of Count Ossie, Johnny Clarke, The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, Ras Michael and The Sons of Negus, Bongo Herman, Roy Ashanti (The Congos), Earth & Stone, Mutabaruka and many more, this is an in-depth look at some of the most unique and righteous music ever made and comes complete with a 40+ page outsize booklet, containing exclusive photography and extensive historical and contextual sleevenotes.

            The new religion of Rastafari emerged in Jamaica during a time of intense political and social change in the 1930s. The first stirrings of anti-colonialism and workers’ rights were in motion, while Marcus Garvey’s Back-to-Africa movement was beginning to wane. But the pivotal catalyst to the birth of the Rastafari faith was the crowning of a black king in Africa in 1930.

            One of the earliest mentions of Ethiopia in Jamaican music can be found on mento singer Lord Lebby and the Jamaican Calpysonians’ 1955 recording ‘Etheopia’. In the song Noel Williams, aka Lord Lebby, discusses Ethiopianism, the political movement that calls for a return to Africa for black people.

            The 1960s saw the emergence of the first Rastafarian music on record with Count Ossie’s Rastafarian drummers. The visit of Haile Selassie to Kingston in 1966 was like an electric current throughout Kingston’s music scene – many of who had become adherents to the Rastafari faith.  By the 1970s Rastafarianism become practically synonymous with reggae, as many roots reggae artists became known throughout the world, led by the success of Bob Marley and The Wailers.

            At the source of the music of Rastafari is the figurehead master drummer and leader Count Ossie, who first bought the deeply spiritual nyabinghi and burro rhythms heard and played at sacred Rastafarian grounation (reasoning) sessions into popular Jamaican music through his many collaborations and performances with artists – from The Skatalites to The Folks Brothers - and producers – including Clement Dodd, Prince Buster and Harry Mudie.

            At the start of the 1970s Count Ossie formed the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari with saxophonist Cedric Brooks, which immediately became the most significant group of the Rastafari faith, bringing together authentic rasta nyabinghi drumming together with spiritual and avant-garde jazz influences of Sun Ra, John Coltrane and Albert Ayler into a truly unique and groundbreaking sound.

            As ‘roots reggae’ artists in the 1970s continued to spread the word of Jah (God) in their music, Rastafari reggae became the ultimate rebel sound throughout the world.

            This album comes in three separate formats: Deluxe CD with slipcase and 40-page outsize booklet featuring stunning photography plus text, deluxe limited-edition heavyweight gatefold-vinyl edition + free download code (w/full sleeve notes etc) and as a worldwide digital release.

            REVIEWS/FEATURES:

            "This may be the most righteous compilation to come from the Soul Jazz stable to date, as they focus on links between the Rastafarian religion and reggae music." IRISH TIMES

            "Soul Jazz's most recent in a line of high-quality compilations" PITCHFORK

             "Ambitious but incredibly informative compendium from Soul Jazz Records" BLEEP

            "Outstanding compilation from the masters, Soul Jazz"  HOT SALVATION

            "Fascinating compilation of deep Rastafari themed music" DUB VENDOR 

            Read full Pitchfork feature here

            • Count Ossie & The Rasta Family – Africa We Want Fe Go
            • Johnny Clarke – None Shall Escape The Judgement
            • Laurel Aitken – Haile Selassie
            • Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari – Tales of Mozambique
            • Ras Michael – Booma Yeah
            • Mutabaruka – Say
            • Bongo Herman & Jah Lloyd – African Drums
            • Ashanti Roy – Hail The Words Of Jah
            • Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari – Sam's Intro
            • Bongo Herman, Les and Bunny – Salaam
            • Winston and Ansell – Zion I
            • Techniques All Stars – Zion I Version
            • Lord Lebby & The Jamaican Calypsonians – Ethiopia
            • Count Ossie and Leslie Butler – Soul Drums
            • The Heaven Singers – Rasta Dreadlocks
            • Rod Taylor – His imperial Majesty
            • QQ – Betta Must Come
            • Earth and Stone – Jah Will Cut You Down
            • Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari – Narration
            • Ronald Downer & Count Ossie – A Ju Ju Wa
            • 1. Count Ossie & The Rasta Family – Africa We Want Fe Go
            • 2. Johnny Clarke – None Shall Escape The Judgement
            • 3. Laurel Aitken – Haile Selassie
            • View full info and tracklisting
            New York Noise 2016 EditionSoul Jazz Records

            This is the new edition of Soul Jazz Records’ long out of print first New York Noise collection, Dance Music From The New York Underground 1978-82.

            This new 2016 edition features classic New York post-punk, punk funk and no wave tracks from Arthur Russell/Dinosaur L, James White and the Contortions, The Theoretical Girls, Mars, Konk, Material, Bush Tetras, Lizzy Mercier Descloux as well as new tracks by Alan Vega (Suicide), Chain Gang and Implog.

            • The Dance – Do Dada
            • The Contortions – Contort Yourself
            • Theoretical Girls – You Got Me
            • Konk – Elephant
            • Mars – Helen Fordsdale
            • Dinoaur L – Clean On Your Bean #1
            • Chain Gang – Son Of Sam
            • Arto / Neto – Pini, Pini
            • Bush Tetras – Too Many Creeps
            • Alan Vega – Bye Bye Bayou
            • Mars – 3E
            • Konk – Baby Dee
            • Lizzy Mercier Descloux – Wawa
            • Material – Reduction
            • Bush Tetras – Can't Be Funky
            • impLOG – Breakfast