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

Following on from Studio One Rockers comes Studio One Soul which tracks the link between American Funk and Soul and Jamaican Reggae at the legendary Studio One Records.

Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, The Temptations, King Floyd, Booker T and The MGs - all these artists had a huge influence on Jamaican artists and this CD contains versions of songs by all of them. Featuring classic and rare Reggae Funk and Soul cuts from the Reggae giants alongside rarer cuts, Studio One Soul spans over 20 years of classic Reggae from the Rocksteady Funk through to the deep Roots music. Following on from Studio One Rockers, this second journey into the vaults of Studio One tells the story of the important link between American Funk and Soul and Jamaican Reggae. Ranging from music taken from the mid-1960s (and the arrival of Rocksteady) through to the beginning of the 1980s, Studio One Soul features versions of US Funk and Soul hits (many rarely heard before) from some of the many classic artists who recorded at Studio One. American Soul music has always been an important influence on Jamaican Reggae. The beginning of the Jamaican recording industry at the end of the 1950s started with Clement "Coxsone" Dodd (owner of Studio One) and a group of select in-house musicians (originally The Skatalites) recording their own version of American R'n'B. Playing on the off-beat this music became Ska. As American R'n'B progressed through Funk, Soul and Disco, Jamaican music was going through its own musical changes, from Rocksteady throught to Reggae and Roots music. The house-band at Studio One recorded on a daily basis behind all Studio One vocalists as well as recording instrumentally in its own right. Soul singers such as Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions (Queen Of The Minstrels) had a profound influence on Jamaican artists and many other US artists were constantly re-interpreted and re-worked. Artists such as Aretha Franklin (Respect), Charles Wright (Express Yourself), King Floyd (Groove Me), Otis Redding (How Strong) were all very popular in Jamaica in the 1960s. At the end of the 1960s Black Consciousness became an important part of American Soul music. At the same time many Jamaican artists were starting to look to their roots. Many artists would shortly become involved in Rastafarianism. The "conscious" lyrics of American Funk and Soul again struck a chord with Jamaican artists. "Message From A Blackman" (originally by The Temptations) and "Is It Because I'm Black" (Syl Johnson) are examples of this. Through the 1970s Soul/Disco artists such as Barry White ("Can't Get Enough" and "Deeper and Deeper") and The Detroit Spinners ("I'll Be Around") became the flavour of the day. This CD finishes with Willie William's interpretation of Ashford and Simpson's classic "Ain't No Stopping Us Now".

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

Other Releases on Soul Jazz Records

The Skatalites at Studio One Collectors 7" Box SetIndependence Ska and The Far East Sound (RSD 16)Original Ska Sounds From The Skatalites 1963-65Soul Jazz Records
VERY LIMITED SUPPLY REMAINING - GET ONE NOW IF YOU WANT ONE!Unique new Soul Jazz Records’ Collectors Limited-Edition Record Store Day 7-inch...
New Orleans Funk RECORD STORE DAY SPECIAL!Ltd. Edition RSD Collectors Edition 7" Box Set (RSD 16)The Original Sound Of FunkSoul Jazz Records
VERY LIMITED SUPPLY REMAINING - GET ONE NOW IF YOU WANT ONE!Soul Jazz Records’ Record Store Day Exclusive Limited-Edition New Orleans Funk 7” Box Set...
New York Noise 2016 EditionDance Music From The New York Underground 1977–1982Soul Jazz Records
This is the new 2016 edition of Soul Jazz Records’ long out of print first New York Noise collection, Dance Music From The New York Underground 1978-82.This...
Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of RastafariTales Of MozambiqueSoul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records are releasing Count Ossie and The Mystic Revelation’s seminal 1975 album Tales of Mozambique in an expanded double album/single...
PUNK 45 : Chaos In The City Of Angels and DevilsHollywood From X To Zero & Hardcore On The Beaches : Punk In Los Angeles 1977 - 81Soul Jazz Records
‘Chaos in the City of Angels and Devils’ is the new instalment of Soul Jazz Records’ Punk 45 series featuring an array of first generation Los Angeles...
Leroy Sibbles / Norma FrazierExpress Yourself / RespectSoul Jazz Records
It's the bomb! Two massive Studio One cuts back to back.
The Skatalites / Dub SpecialistMan In The Street / Banana WalkSoul Jazz Records
It's the bomb! Two massive Studio One cuts back to back.
Horace Andy / Jackie Mittoo Mr Bassie / Napoleon SoloSoul Jazz Records
It's the bomb! Two massive Studio One cuts back to back.
Johnny Osbourne / Prince JazzboTruth and Rights / CrabwalkingSoul Jazz Records
It's the bomb! Two massive Studio One cuts back to back.
Hieroglyphic BeingThe Acid DocumentsSoul Jazz Records
Current Wire magazine front cover artist Hieroglyphic Being’s debut album for Soul Jazz - The Acid Documents - is an album made up of tracks first...
Studio One ShowcaseThe Sound Of Studio One In The 1970sSoul Jazz Records
Studio One Showcase brings together a new fine selection of classic tracks from Horace Andy, Freddy McGregor, Johnny Osbourne, Lone Ranger, Sugar Minott,...
Coxsone's MusicThe First Recordings Of Sir Coxsone The Downbeat 1960-63Soul Jazz Records
Coxsone's Music is a stunning new 3-CD/two separate double LP (+ free download) collection featuring over two and half hours of early Jamaican proto-ska,...
All New Soul Jazz Groovy 12" BagPowder Blue and Black BAGSoul Jazz Records
Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 30 LPs). Fantastic for DJing,...
All New Soul Jazz Groovy 7" BagRed and Blue BAGSoul Jazz Records
Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 50 7"s). Fantastic for DJing,...
All New Soul Jazz Groovy 12" BagRed and Blue BAGSoul Jazz Records
Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 50 7"s). Fantastic for DJing,...
All New Soul Jazz Groovy 12" BagSage Green and Black BAG Soul Jazz Records
Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 30 LPs). Fantastic for DJing,...
All New Soul Jazz Groovy 12" BagBlack and Yellow BAGSoul Jazz Records
Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 30 LPs). Fantastic for DJing,...
All New Soul Jazz Groovy 12" BagMarine Blue and Orange BAGSoul Jazz Records
Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 30 LPs). Fantastic for DJing,...
All New Soul Jazz Groovy 7" BagPowder Blue and Black BAGSoul Jazz Records
Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 50 7"s). Fantastic for DJing,...
All New Soul Jazz Groovy 12" BagRoyal Blue and Yellow BAG Soul Jazz Records
Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 30 LPs). Fantastic for DJing,...
RastafariThe Dreads Enter Babylon 1955 - 1983Soul 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...
  • 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
100% Dynamite (2015 Edition)Ska, Soul, Rocksteady & Funk in JamaicaSoul Jazz Records
This is the new digitally remastered 2015 expanded edition of Soul Jazz Records’ biggest ever selling reggae release, 100% Dynamite: Ska, Soul, Rocksteady...
Iron in the Soul: The Haiti Documentary Films of Leah GordonSoul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records/Films presents Iron in the Soul, a stunning new DVD collection of documentary films about the world of Haiti – Vodou, art &...
Sounds Of The UniverseArt + Sound 2012-15 Soul Jazz Records
"Soul Jazz Records set Sounds of the Universe: Art + Sound 2012-15 features some of the heaviest Afrofuturistic producers out there:"  PITCHFORK ------------------------------------------------------------ Soul...
Disco 2A Further Fine Selection of Independent Disco, Modern Soul and Boogie 1976-80Soul 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...
Nu Yorica! Culture Clash in New York CityExperiments in Latin Music 1970-77Soul Jazz Records
This is the 20th anniversary 2015 expanded edition of one of Soul Jazz Records earliest definitive releases: ‘Nu Yorica : Culture Clash In New York...
Marilyn Barbarin and The Soul FindersRebornSoul Jazz Records
Last seen on Popsike in 2014 where it sold for $462! EXCLUSIVE 45 Unbelieveably heavyweight New Orleans funk monster! Produced by the imcomparible...
Florian Fricke / Popol VuhKailash: Pilgrimage to the Throne of the Gods (Double album + DVD)Soul Jazz Records
Popol Vuh - Kailash: Pilgrimage to the Throne of the Gods Super-deluxe collectors very limited edition Popol Vuh box set vinyl + DVD and 2CD +...
  • Deluxe 2×CD+DVD Box Set£16.99 £14.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
  • 2×LP + DVD in a box£29.99 £26.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
Chuck Carbo & The Soul FindersCan I Be Your Squeeze / Take Care Your Homework FriendSoul Jazz Records
MASSIVE double-sider funk bomb produced by Eddie Bo!  This is the latest EXCLUSIVE release of rare and killer New Orleans Funk 45s - one of the...
Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indian BandHanda Wanda (Pts. 1 & 2)Soul Jazz Records
This is the first ever single from The Wild Magnolias - a massive, massive slice of super-percussive New Orleans second line funk meets Mardi Gras...
Soul Jazz Records 7” CLASSIC 7" BagNavy Blue Blue and White BAGSoul Jazz Records
This is our CLASSIC ORIGINAL 7" Record Bag (Navy blue/white). 100% Essential! Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz...
King Scratch / Guy Du Rosier OrchestraChristmas Time In Nassau / AnatoleSoul Jazz Records
Insane percussive heavy 60s party Mambo recorded in the Bahamas + Hypnotic 60s calypso recorded in Port-au-Prince. Caribbean party vibes...
SaltHung UpSoul Jazz Records
NEW LTD. 300 copies (2nd Press, yellow label)Only available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe.FACT mag. no. 6 BEST...
12" Record CLASSIC BagNavy BlueSoul Jazz Records
This is our CLASSIC Soul Jazz Records 12" Bag (Navy blue/White). 100% Essential! Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz...
Studio One Jump UpThe Birth Of A Sound : Jump Up Jamaican R & B, Jazz and Early SkaSoul Jazz Records
New Studio One release featuring loads of killer tunes. Includes booklet text and lots of nice pix! In the early releases featured here you will find...

People also bought

100% Dynamite (2015 Edition)Ska, Soul, Rocksteady & Funk in JamaicaSoul Jazz Records
This is the new digitally remastered 2015 expanded edition of Soul Jazz Records’ biggest ever selling reggae release, 100% Dynamite: Ska, Soul, Rocksteady...
Sound DimensionMojo Rocksteady BeatSoul Jazz Records
Compilation of classic recordings from the heaviest group in the history of reggae!    Sound Dimension have recorded some of the most important...
Studio One FunkStudio One FunkSoul Jazz Records
The album is a first for Studio One and Soul Jazz as it is compiled of mainly unreleased material from the vaults of Studio One. This CD shows how American...
Studio One Rub A DubStudio One Rub A DubSoul Jazz Records
In the 1970s, Clement Dodd’s legendary Studio One Records went through an amazing period of re-birth working with new artists such as Willie Williams,...
  • 1. Cornell Campbell – My Conversation
  • 2. Lone Ranger – Screw Gone A North Coast
  • 3. Judah Eskender Tafari – Danger In Your Eyes
  • View full info and tracklisting
Sound Dimension at Studio OneJamaica Soul Shake Vol. 1Soul Jazz Records
After The Skatalites, The Sound Dimension were perhaps the most important instrumental group in the history of reggae music. That they remain relatively...
Studio One Dub Vol. 2Studio One Dub Vol 2Soul Jazz Records
Studio One Dub 2 is a second collection bringing together some of the finest dubs from the legendary Studio One Records, Kingston, Jamaica. Dub music...
Can You Dig It ?The Music and Politics of Black Action Films 1968 - 75Soul Jazz Records
''Can You Dig It?' is as definitive as it gets, and treats its subject seriously, lovingly and with an attention to detail that makes it a necessary purchase....
Coxsone's MusicThe First Recordings Of Sir Coxsone The Downbeat 1960-63Soul Jazz Records
Coxsone's Music is a stunning new 3-CD/two separate double LP (+ free download) collection featuring over two and half hours of early Jamaican proto-ska,...
Bossa Nova and the Rise of Brazilian Music In The 1960sAlbumSoul Jazz Records
This double-CD is a concise guide to the music of bossa nova and comes with an extensive 75-page photographic mini-book with stunning photographs of Brazilian...
Studio One Scorcher Vol.2Studio One Scorcher Vol.2Soul Jazz Records
The legendary Skatalites, alongside the later Studio One in-house bands - the Soul Vendors, Sound Dimension, Soul Defenders and Brentford Road All Stars...
New Orleans FunkThe Original Sound of Funk 1960-75Soul Jazz Records
Album features Ernie K Doe’s ‘Here Come The Girls’, The Meters, Eddie Bo, Professor Longhair, Lee Dorsey, Wild Magnolias and more.This is the definitive...
  • 2. The Explosions – Hip Drop
  • 3. Lee Dorsey – Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further
  • 4. Gentleman June Gardner – It's Gonna Rain
  • View full info and tracklisting
Studio One StoryStudio One Story Soul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records’ feature-length documentary/CD/Book ‘Studio One Story’ is being re-released on 1 August 2011, and is also available...
  • PAL DVD/CD/Book£17.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
  • NTSC DVD/CD/Book£17.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
  • PAL DVD/2×LP/Insert£17.99
    Out of stock
  • NTSC DVD/2×LP/Insert£17.99
    Out of stock
  • NTSC DVD£9.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
  • PAL DVD £9.99
    Out of stock
  • New 2×LP £14.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
  • MP3 Release£7.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
Studio One LoversStudio One LoversSoul Jazz Records
Lovingly compiled, this album features only the finest Lovers from Jamaica’s finest label. From Blues parties in London, Birmingham, Bristol etc...
The Legendary Studio One RecordsOriginal Classic Recordings 1963 - 1980Soul Jazz Records
Brand new album featuring non-stop killer Studio One cuts from The Skatalites, Heptones, Lone Ranger, Horace Andy and loads more.  Album comes...
Studio One SkaStudio One SkaSoul Jazz Records
Studio One Records and the seminal in-house band The Skatalites both created and defined Ska in the process making Jamaican music famous throughout the...
Disco A Fine Selection of Independent Disco, Modern Soul and Boogie 1978-82Soul Jazz Records
Fantastic new album of disco, modern soul and boogie from 1978-82 on Soul Jazz Records. This album is released to coincide with the massive new 360-page...
  • 1. The Fantastic Aleems featuring Calebur – Hooked On Your Love (John Morales Mix)
  • 2. Superfunk – Superfunk
  • 3. Jessie G – That's Hot
  • View full info and tracklisting
Leroy Sibbles / Norma FrazierExpress Yourself / RespectSoul Jazz Records
It's the bomb! Two massive Studio One cuts back to back.
Studio One DancehallSir Coxsone In The Dance : The Foundation SoundSoul Jazz Records
Fantastic, mind-blowing, awesome new collection of killer Studio One dancehall and proto-dancehall! Featured here is a new collection spanning Studio...
The Skatalites / Dub SpecialistMan In The Street / Banana WalkSoul Jazz Records
It's the bomb! Two massive Studio One cuts back to back.
Studio One ScorcherStudio One ScorcherSoul Jazz Records
The fifth Soul Jazz Studio One release after Rockers, Roots, DJs and Studio One Soul is Studio One Instrumentals. Studio One instrumentals are the foundation...
  • 1. The Skatalites – Coconut Rock
  • 2. Cedric Im Brooks & The Sound Dimension – Mun-Dun-Gu
  • 3. Tommy Mccook, Richard Ace, The Skatalites & Disco Height – Shockers Rock
  • View full info and tracklisting
  • CD£11.99
    Out of stock
  • 3×LP£16.99
    Out of stock
  • MP3 Release£7.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
Studio One Records Official T-Shirt - BLACKOfficial T-ShirtStudio One/Soul Jazz Records
Exclusive Studio One Official T-shirt!
  • Mens XL£19.99
    Out of stock
  • Mens M£19.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
  • Mens L£19.99
    Out of stock
  • Womens M£19.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
Horace Andy / Ernest RanglinSkylarking / Surfin'Soul Jazz Records / Studio One
WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE - ONLY AVAILABLE HERE! Premium 180-gm heavyweight 12" Studio One bomb! Strictly 200 copies worldwide. Two killer Studio One anthems!
  • 12" 180gm£9.99
    Out of stock
New Orleans Funk 2: The Original Sound of FunkThe Second Line StrutSoul Jazz Records
This is Soul Jazz Records’ new journey into the heart of New Orleans and a guide to the city’s finest Funk music produced in the late 1960s and early...
Studio One Records Official T-Shirt - WHITEOfficial T-ShirtStudio One/Soul Jazz Records
Exclusive Studio One Official T-shirt!
  • Mens XL£19.99
    Out of stock
  • Mens L£19.99
    Out of stock
  • Mens M£19.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
  • Womens M£19.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
Jackie MittooThe Keyboard King At Studio OneUniversal Sound
As Soul Jazz Records enter into the mighty vaults of Studio One, the most respected label in reggae history, we present you with this showcase of Jackie...