• Tumba Francesa – Camaguey
    • Tumba Francesa – Muerive Yo Dila (Mason)
    • Tumba Francesa – Mapua Live (Yuba)
    • Tumba Francesa – Vamos A Dividir (Mason)
    • Tumba Francesa – Tambores 1
    • Tumba Francesa – Ven Mi Morena (Tahona)
    • Tumba Francesa – Muedine Consa (Yuba)
    • Tumba Francesa – Tambores 2
    • 1. Tumba Francesa – Introduction by Poet Pedro Perez-Sarduy
    • 2. Tumba Francesa – Camaguey
    • 3. Tumba Francesa – Muerive Yo Dila (Mason)
    • 4. Tumba Francesa – Mapua Live (Yuba)
    • 5. Tumba Francesa – Vamos A Dividir (Mason)
    • 6. Tumba Francesa – Tambores 1
    • 7. Tumba Francesa – Ven Mi Morena (Tahona)
    • 8. Tumba Francesa – Muedine Consa (Yuba)
    • 9. Tumba Francesa – Societe Guantanamo (Mason)
    • 10. Tumba Francesa – Tambores 2

    Tumba Francesa la Caridad de Oriente is a 140-year old institution in Cuba.

    The music of Tumba Francesa is a unique combination of African drums and French patois vocals alive in Cuba today.

    This is the first in a series of albums reflecting Afro-Cuban culture newly recorded by Soul Jazz Records in Cuba. The Tumba Francesa La Caridad de Oriente won Cuba’s National Award for Community Culture and, in 2003, the title of UNESCO Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, the first such award to be bestowed on Cuba. This music was recorded in EGREM studios, the state owned studio in Santiago, eastern Cuba.

    Tumba Francesa la Caridad de Oriente is situated in the economically poor Los Hoyos district of the city, a vibrant epi-centre of Afro-Cuban culture. In the 19th century there were hundreds of Tumba Francesa throughout Cuba. Now only two remain; Tumba Francesa of Santiago de Oriente and nearby Tumba Francesa de Guantanamo.

    Originally mutual aid societies for the ex-slaves who fled the neighbouring Haitian Revolution, Tumba Francesas would put on elaborate shows during carnival dressed in ballroom costumes of 18th century France playing purely African music. Tumba Francesa La Caridad de Oriente continue this tradition today. The music of Tumba Francesa la Caridad de Oriente is at once both modern and traditional, both an important aspect of contemporary Cuba and coming with a vast cultural legacy.

    The CD / LP comes complete with extensive sleevenotes and spoken introduction by the Afro-Cuban poet and writer Pedro Perez-Sarduy and photography by the New York writer, musician and broadcaster Ned Sublette (author of Cuba and It's Music).

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    Grupo Oba IluDrums Of Cuba : Afro-Cuban Music From The RootsSoul Jazz Records

    New album of heavyweight Afro-Cuban rhythms recorded in Havana, Cuba by Soul Jazz Records.

    Comes with extensive sleeve-notes. This album features the many Afro-Cuban rhythms associated with the various religious cults existing in Cuba today. These drums are used to bring spirits and gods (Orishas) into the body of worshippers who are then possessed.

    The music originally came from Africa and spread into the new world through the movement of slaves; Soul Jazz Records have recorded and released similar projects in Haiti (Voodoo Drums, Spirits of Life) and Brazil and these new recordings from Cuba feature heavyweight complex rhythms played by some of Cuba’s finest master drummers, all of whom are initiated in the cults including members of the secret Masonic-type Abakua faith.

    Featuring an array of instrumentation – Bata Drums, Conga drums, Bongo, Eribo – many of which are sacred in themselves and only used for religious ceremonies. The music and dance of the Abakuá (or ñáñigo) secret societies are considered by many the most original not least because the history of the societies themselves, the most complex and impassioned of all the organizations of African origin established in Cuba and linked to key political and social events. For anyone interested in Latin music this is a fascinating guide into the roots of Afro-Cuban music and features extensive sleeve-notes giving the music a cultural and social context.

    Recorded at the Cuban state-owned ICAIC studios, these are high quality recordings and the vinyl comes on super-loud heavyweight vinyl for all DJs!

    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Ochosi (Aguere)
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Makuta
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Abakua
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Arara (Variant 1 - Mase)
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Oggun
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Arara (Variant 2 - Soyi)
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Palo
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Arara (Variant 3 - Gervioso)
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Elegua (Latopa)
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Iyesa (Variant 1)
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Iyesa (Variant 2)
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Agayu:Toque (Chango-rumba)
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Guiro
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Oya:Abakua (Tuitui)
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Bembe
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Yuka
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Chango (Bayuba)
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    Soul Jazz Records presents Gwo KaMusic of Guadeloupe, French West Indies by Tradisyon KaSoul Jazz Records

    Soul Jazz Records continues its journey into the world of Afro-Caribbean roots music with this album of newly recorded music of Gwo Ka music recorded and produced by Soul Jazz Records on the island of Guadeloupe, French West Indies.

    Gwo Ka music is a fantastic fusion of  African-­derived musical form ( call and response), with vocal styles that draw upon the equally powerful French chanson singers to create a truly unique combination.

    Tradition Ka, made up of some of the island’s finest singers and master drummers, is part of a powerful network of politicised Gwo Ka groups on the island – upholding the traditions and cultural importance of Gwo Ka as part of a larger process of defining the identity of Guadeloupe and its culture.

    This album is newly studio recorded in Pointe-­A-­Pitre, Guadeloupe by Soul Jazz Records. Like   the cult music of Haiti’s Vodou and Cuba’s Santeria or the roots music of Belize’s Garifuna (all of which Soul Jazz have also released), Gwo Ka is the musical and cultural product of the region’s African ancestry, forcibly brought to the Caribbean through slavery.

    Gwo Ka exists only in Guadeloupe, a very different island from much of the Caribbean, in that it remains a ‘department’ of its original colonial master, France. Here, the currency is the Euro and   the baker sells croissant and café au lait.

    This constant ‘European-­ising’ of the island means that Gwo Ka plays a fundamental and important role in the defining of Guadeloupean identity. As an African-­derived music, its position    as a counter-­balance to French influence means that the definition of how and what Gwo Ka represents is also in a constant state of flux. 

    These new recordings show how Gwo Ka is both a modern Caribbean music form and one firmly rooted in ancestral history.

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    Over the last 20 years Soul Jazz Records have been documenting and presenting the often hidden histories and deep musical worlds of Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Belize, Trinidad, the Bahamas and more. This documentation encompasses reissuing lost recordings, such as the mighty Studio One catalogue of reggae, producing films/dvds (such as the 3-­hour documentary  Mirror To The Soul in conjunction with British Pathé, and Dub Echoes), books (check the forthcoming photography book on the Caribbean 90 Degrees of Shade, with text by Paul Gilroy, and Kanaval) as well as travelling to the region to produce new recordings.

    • Tradisyon Ka feat Patrick Tulippe – Adam é Eve
    • Tradisyon Ka feat Henri Louis – Ansanm pou dèmen
    • Tradisyon Ka feat Patrick Tulippe – Konsyans
    • Tradisyon Ka feat William Casse – Elwa
    • Tradisyon Ka feat Leonard Zozio – Yenki Sa An Pa Enme
    • Tradisyon Ka feat Francois Dinane – Kan La Line Lévé
    • Tradisyon Ka feat Thierry Dernault – La Gwadloupéyen
    • Tradisyon Ka feat William Casse – Latilyé Valo
    • Tradisyon Ka feat Francois Dinane – Lékiri a Misié O
    • Tradisyon Ka feat Francois Dinane – O La Ou Té Yé
    • Tradisyon Ka feat Patrick Tulippe – O Moman Lesclavaj
    • Tradisyon Ka feat Patrick Tulippe – Yo pé ké jen chanjé
    • 1. Tradisyon Ka feat Patrick Tulippe – Adam é Eve
    • 2. Tradisyon Ka feat Henri Louis – Ansanm pou dèmen
    • 3. Tradisyon Ka feat Patrick Tulippe – Konsyans
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    Voodoo DrumsDrummers Of The Societe Absolument Guinin (Haiti)Universal Sound

    Unique collection containing authentic rhythms of Haitian Voodoo drumming. Recorded in Port-au-Prince, Haiti by Soul Jazz Records, this album features The Drummers of the Societe Absolument Guinen.

    Voodoo is the African religion at the heart of Haitian life. The complex rhythms of the drums are used to bring down African spirits in Voodoo ceremonies. These drums are the link between the music of Africa and the Caribbean. With links to Cuban Santeria, Jamaican and Trinidadian Afro-religions, Voodoo rhythms are the heaviest, most intense of all. Soul Jazz Records.

    REVIEWS

    "Soul Jazz yet again come correct with the roots and culture. This amazing set of ritual breakbeats Haitian style has to be the most phenomenal, left field battle breaks album you could imagine. The rhythms used cause spirits to manifest themselves in the physical world, all powerful, some benevolent, others less so. Enjoyable and really quite mind expanding, this is recommended to anyone who thinks traditional music is not for them. Really unparallelled, both in terms of quality and the competition." Boomkat

    "Haitian Voodoo is a religion of the new world that came about during the 16th century African slave trade. During their rituals they use drums to bring spirits down to the earth, faccilitating a possession of a worshipper by a specific spirit. Soul Jazz released these pristine recordings and I think it’s one of the best recordings of a drum ensemble I’ve ever heard. It documents the broad tonal range of these drums. I had to check the liner notes to make sure there wasn’t a bass guitar or synthesizer in the mix!" Type

    "This record, which consists entirely of recordings of voudou drumming made in Port-Au-Prince, is one of a series of Soul Jazz releases exploring Haitian music, all of which are worth your attention. Nonetheless there's something about the intensity and virtuosity of this particular drums-based album that's particularly transportive. Beautifully recorded so each strike of each drum punches with all the force of an electronic dance music kickdrum, it captures the extraordinary complexity and sophistication of these ceremonial rhythms, which shift, interlock and switch angle of attack with a logic that's near-indecipherable as a listener unable to see visually how they unfold. These drum rituals are central to Haitian voudou, whose roots lie in closely related religions on the West Coast of Africa, and which originated in the 18th century when Haiti was a French slave colony. Their roles in ceremonies seem as complex and detailed as the rhythms themselves, involved in drawing participants together through the shared pulse of the beat and inciting spiritual possession. Yet their power to awe and mesmerise isn't dimmed through being relatively unfamiliar with the traditions that underlie them; these recordings are dynamic and riveting in their intricacy and power." Quietus

    "I haven't heard anything quite like this; the rhythms are very deeply orchestrated yet it also sounds like improvisation. There are tonalities and textures coming from this album like I've never heard. A great album by Soul Jazz, it's very well recorded, the drums sound so warm and nuanced, a great representation of each drum in the mix. Some of the sounds I have no idea how they are getting them. I would love to see this group play! As a drummer, this album is bending my ear and setting off the dancing devils in my soul!! Unreal!" Guardian Guide

    • – Yanvalou
    • – Africanadou
    • – Rongol
    • – Zepol
    • – Dahome
    • – Congo
    • – Mai
    • – Parigol
    • – Contredance
    • – Afranchi
    • – Juba
    • – Petro
    • – Kita
    • – Boumba
    • – Koye
    • – Zepol
    • – Areyen
    • – Mas Karon
    • – Ibo
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    Spirits Of Life : Haitian VodouSociete Absolument GuinenSoul Jazz Records

    This album was recorded by Soul Jazz Records in Port au Prince, Haiti and features the music and songs of Vodou (or Voodoo), the African derived religion that slaves brought to the country. The music has an intensity that reflects the history and isolation of Haiti from the outside world. Heavyweight drumming accompanies the vocals of the priest and choir of the Societe Absolument Guinin. With it’s roots in West Africa, Vodou also has links with the music of Cuba, Brasil, Jamaica and New Orleans (where many Haitian slaves went after the Haitian Slave Revolution – the only succesful slave revolt in the West which led to the first Black Republic). In New Orleans the religion took hold and musically influenced many New Orleans musicians such as Doctor John and Professor Longhair. Haitian Vodou has strong roots and continues to thrive today. The religion was illegal for many years and consequently continues to hold an element of secrecy. As well as Haiti, Vodou is now also widely practised in New York and Miami by the many Haitians who have emigrated to USA from the continual troubles of the poorest country in the West. For more info on Haiti visit the Haiti Support Group website: www.haitisupport.gn.apc.org

    • Spirits of Life – Agoue-dambala (yanvalou)
    • Spirits of Life – Zepol
    • Spirits of Life – Agoue-dambala (yanvalou)
    • Spirits of Life – Ogou (mahi)
    • Spirits of Life – Agoue-dambala (yanvalou Zepol)
    • Spirits of Life – Agoue-dambala (yanvalou Zepol)
    • Spirits of Life – Ogou (nago-zepol)
    • Spirits of Life – Erzulie-ti Jean (petro)
    • Spirits of Life – Erzulie-ti Jean (petro)
    • Spirits of Life – Erzulie-ti Jean (petro)
    • Spirits of Life – Erzulie-ti Jean (petro)
    • Spirits of Life – Erzulie-ti Jean (petro)
    • Spirits of Life – Erzulie-ti Jean (petro)
    • Spirits of Life – Gue De Baron Samedi (mascaron)
      Carnival Music Of Eastern CubaConga De Los HoyosSoul Jazz Records

      CONGA DE LOS HOYOS, founded in 1902, is one of the oldest and best-known carnival groups in Santiago, Cuba today. Group members are exclusively from the Los Hoyos neighbourhood of Santiago and feature over 50 percussionists and singers who play everything from car brake drums, hubcaps and frying pans to the distinctive Chinese trumpet – a sound unique to eastern Cuba’s carnival groups. This CD comes with accompanying text, booklet and exclusive photography.

      • – Un Solo Golpe
      • – Apertura
      • – Ahora Si !
      • – Vereda Tropical (Version 1)
      • – La Invacion / Viene El Cocoye
      • – Hasta Santiago A Pie
      • – Vereda Tropical (Version 2)
      • – Recordando Viejos Tiempos
      Rara in HaitiStreet Music of HaitiSoul Jazz Records

      Anarchic carnival street music from Haiti. Traces of New Orleans' Second Line jazz meets Cuban carnival Comparsas and Brazilian afro blocs and the ancient to modern spirit of Kinshasa's Konono no.1 meets the Art Ensemble of Chicago!

      To coincide with the release of the new Kanaval book on Soul Jazz Publishing, Soul Jazz Records are releasing this new CD, "Rara in Haiti: Street music of Haiti".

      Rara is the music played throughout Kanaval, an anarchic folk-meets-punk collision of drums, voices and bamboo sticks which all creates an exciting, energising soundtrack to Kanaval in Haiti. Rara bands tour the countryside for days at a time accosting people, car drivers and anyone in their way, demanding payment before they move on and the crowd of musicians and singers gets bigger all the time.

      This music was recorded by Soul Jazz Records in Port-au-Prince. CD comes with sleenotes by Richard Fleming (author of 'Walking to Guantanamo"), and stunning photography on the cover by Leah Gordon.

      Guardian Review:

      "Recorded in Port-au-Prince, featuring musicians who literally stop traffic in Haiti with their edgy, rousing and hypnotic dance music. Rara is both a distinctive style, with its roots in Africa's slavery days, and the name give to parades in which crowds dance through the streets following bands, in events that can be political or religious.

      This is DIY music at its best, with percussion instruments made from bottles, sticks or old car parts; konet horns, made from the flattened tin of food cans, and vaksins, constructed from lengths of bamboo or even plastic water pipes.

      The result is a furious noise that sounds at times as if football fans were attempting psychedelic marching tunes on vuvuzelas, with lengthy passages of repeated riffs against drumming and chanting vocals. There are similarities with bands in present-day Kinshasa that use homemade instruments to create trance music." (Robin Denslow)

      • – Rara 1
      • – Rara 2
      • – Rara 3
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      Other Releases on Soul Jazz Records

      Cuba: Music and Revolution Vol.2 Compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Records

      Cuba: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 2 is the new album compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that takes off in exactly the same vein as the much-acclaimed Vol. 1 - exploring the many styles that came out of Cuba in the 1970s as Latin and Salsa mixed with heavy doses of Jazz, Funk, and Disco to create some of the most dancefloor-friendly music every made!

      The album comes as a heavyweight 3xLP and deluxe 2xCD set, complete with extensive sleeve notes, and is jam-packed with heavy bass lines, synth and Wah-Wah guitar funk combined with the heavyweight percussion, powerful brass lines and the all-encompassing Latin rhythms of Cuban music known throughout the world.

      Much of the music on this album is featured in the deluxe large format book ‘Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90’, released by Soul Jazz Books and also compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records), featuring the music and record designs of Cuba, made in the 30-year period following the Cuban Revolution.

      The music on this new album features a host of rarities from legendary Cuban artists such as Los Van Van, alongside Grupo De Experimentación, Farah Maria, Ricardo Eddy Martinez, Juan Pablo Torres, Grupo Sintesis and Orquesta Riverside, most of whose names remain largely unknown outside of Cuba but have long been favourite club tracks and secret-weapons in Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker's record boxes!

      The music on this album reflects the most cutting-edge of Cuban groups that were recording in Cuba in the 1970s and 1980s – all searching for a new Cuban identity and new musical forms reflecting both the Afro-Cuban cultural heritage of a nation that gave birth to Latin music - and its new position as a socialist state. Most of the music featured on this album have never been heard outside of Cuba.

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      Both Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker have been involved in Cuban music for more than two decades – Gilles Peterson with his many Havana Cultura projects for his Brownswood label and Stuart Baker with a number of Soul Jazz Records albums recorded in Cuba. This Soul Jazz Records album is released in conjunction with Egrem, the Cuban state record company, and has been put together after the many crate-digging trips that both compilers have made on the streets of Havana and beyond in Cuba stretching over a 20-year period, searching out rare and elusive original Cuban vinyl records.

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      REVIEWS of CUBA: Music and Revolution vol. 1:

      "We already have a strong contender for 'compilation of the year'. Put together by devout crate-diggers and Cuban music enthusiasts Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records)" JUNO

      "It's abundantly clear that these compilers are at the very top of their game. Everything here was previously unheard outside of Cuba, making this a feast for the curious" Vinyl District

      "Priceless comp that goes far beyond Buena Vista!" UNCUT

      • Juan Pablo Torres Y Algo Nuevo – Y Que Bien
      • Orquesta Los Van Van – Por Que Lo Haces
      • Los Latinos – Quemando
      • Farah María – Amame y No Pienses Mas
      • FA 5 – Muevete Con Las Fuerzas Del Corazon
      • Tambores De Enrique Bonne – Como Arrullos De Palma
      • Ricardo Eddy Martinez – Expreso Ritmico
      • Los Papines – Solo De Tumba y Bongo
      • Grupo Sintesis – Aqui Estamos
      • Los Van Van – Llegada
      • Grupo Raices Nuevas – Baila Mi Guaguancó
      • Luis Carbonell – La Rumba
      • Orquesta Riverside – En Casa Del Trompo No Bailes
      • Juan Formel & Los Van Van – Llegue, Llegue
      • Grupo Los Yoyi – Tu No Me Puedes Conquistar
      • Los Papines – Para Que Niegas ?
      • Grupo De Experimentación Sonora Del ICAIC – ¡ Cuba Va !
      • Raul Gomez – Luces En La Pista
      • Los Brito – El 4-5-6
      • Leo Brouwer – Tema de El Rancheador De La Naturaleza
      • Ricardo Eddy Martinez – La 132
      • Los Reyes 73 – Finalizo Un Amor
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      Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2 - SPECIAL 4-LP BOX SET EDITIONSoul Jazz Records

      Out-of print since its initial release over 8 years ago and not reissued and it features a monster 2 and a half hours of music!

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      Very Limited Edition Super Deluxe Heavyweight Box Edition (includes 4 LP + Insert + 2 Art prints + individual inners + download) + excellent extensive sleevenotes (by David Stubbs, writer for Wire/Guardian and author of the definitive ‘Krautrock’ book) + lots of exclusive photos. This is a one-off pressing of 500 in UK/1,500 copies worldwide.

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      Includes seminal German groups: Can, Faust, Neu, Amon Duul II as well as a host of lesser known groups and artists such as Agitation Free, Broselmachine, Niagara and many more! And as well as the original pioneers, Deutsche Electronische Musik 2 also features many of the second wave of German electronic artists and groups from the late 70s and early 80s (DAF, Asmus Tietchens, Rolf Trostel) who successfully connected new wave, minimal synth and a European post-punk avant-gardism with the earlier more established Krautrock pioneers who began at the start of the 70s.

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

      Many German youth turning their back on mainstream society. From the opening of the first collective/cooperative in 1967, Commune 1, in Berlin, to the formation of the Baader-Meinhof terrorist group and the bombings, kidnappings and killings of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (RAF), young Germans sought out new values and a lifestyle outside of ‘the system’. These cooperative and communal experiences led to a number of new radical German bands including Amon Duul, Faust and Can.

      Many artists and musicians believed a complete rejection of everything musically that had gone before was also necessary in order to build a new identity for German culture. At this time German music meant ‘schlager’ music – insipid pop music that hardly confronted the country’s recent historical events.

      Holger Czukay and Irmin Scmidt of Can studied music under the radical avant-garde composer Karheinz Stockhausen and Conrad Schnitzler studied art under the conceptual artist Joseph Beuys. German rock groups were as interested in musique concrète and serial compostion as they were in the psychedelia of Pink Floyd or the rock, soul and jazz music played by resident American forces.

      From this beginning German rock music began an evolutionary journey of experimentation. Electronic music became a pathway to notions of space and the cosmos. Conversely, the emergence of communal living led to a number of musicians setting up live/work spaces in rural areas and developing a ‘pastoral’ outlook, with musical ideas engaged closely with nature.

      German electronic music, kosmische music, cosmic rock, space music. The objectives were to create new music, ‘free’ from the past. A music that gave seed out of the cultural ‘nothingness’ that young Germans felt as a consequence of Germany’s role in the Second World War. A generation who grew up stifled by the recent history of Nazi atrocities, the guilt of their parents’ generation and their disillusionment at the reintegration of old Nazis into mainstream society.


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      Deutsche Elektronische Musik:

      "A near-definitive guide to some of the world's most extraordinary music." ***** The Guardian

      • A.R. & Machines – Globus
      • Can – Halleluwah
      • Roedelius – Le Jardin
      • Michael Rother – Karussell
      • Michael Hoenig – Sun and Moon
      • Agitation Free – You Play for Us Today
      • DAF – Co Co Pino
      • Harald Grosskopf – Emphasis
      • Amon Duul II – A Morning Excuse
      • Conrad Schnitzler & Wolf Sequenza – Fata Morgana
      • Broselmaschine – Nossa Bova
      • Eno, Moebius and Roedelius – Base & Apex
      • Gila – In A Sacred Manner
      • Wolfgang Riechmann – Himmelblau
      • A.R. & Machines – Als Hatt Ich Das Alles Schon Mal Gesehen
      • Gila – Sundance Chant
      • Neu – Isi
      • Pyrolator – Danger Cruising
      • Sergius Golowin – Die Weisse Alm
      • You – Electric Day
      • Niagara – Gibli
      • Rolf Trostel – Der Prophet
      • Electric Sandwich – China
      • Asmus Tietchens – Zeebrugge
      • Faust – Krautrock
      Black RiotEarly Jungle, Rave and HardcoreSoul Jazz Records

      VINYL FACTORY COMPILATION OF THE YEAR 2020!!!

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      LIMITED EDITION COMES WITH FREE GRAPHIC STORY!

      Soul Jazz Records’ new Black Riot: Early Jungle, Rave and Hardcore is a brand new collection of heavyweight ragga-influenced hardcore jungle tracks from the early 1990s. Dark and heavy!

      Featuring classic and seminal tracks from the likes of Levictus and Krome &Time, alongside a host of rare and little-known ragga & junglist hardcore tunes from the likes of Babylon Timewarp’s hypnotic Durban Poison, Rhythm for Reasons’ mad ‘The Smokers Rhythm’, The Freaky rave-y breakbeat sound of ‘Time and Age,’ Trip One’s super dark ‘Snowball’ and loads more!

      Expect super heavy basslines, equally heavy twisted Amen drum loops, even heavier ragga vocals! Original jungle style - roots and culture - from the earliest days of drum and bass.

      Included with the album is a free limited-edition graphic mini-novel “Black Riot: The Mysterons save Planet Earth from the Xatheroid Angels.” This is the third collaboration between Soul Jazz Records and writer/illustrator Paulo Parisi, the highly respected author of graphic books on Jean Michel Basquiat and John Coltrane.

      This new graphic story continues the story of black electronic dance music – this time set around the birth of Jungle and continues onwards from Soul Jazz’s earlier ‘Invasion of the Killer Mysterons’ (Jamaican electronic Dub, co-compiled by Kevin Martin (The Bug)) and Mysterons Invade the Jackin’ Zone (about Chicago Acid & Experimental House).


      • Rhythm For Reasons – The Smokers Rhythm
      • Babylon Timewarp – Durban Poison
      • The Terrorist – RK1
      • DJ Dubplate – Tings A Go On
      • Leviticus – Burial (Lovers Rock Mix)
      • The Freaky – Time and Age
      • Trip One – Snowball Remix
      • DJ Krome & Mr. Time – Ganja Man
      • New Vision – Way Of Life
      • DJ Dubplate – Original Rubadubstyle
      • Hi Fi Power – Chill Out (Raggafunks U)
      • Nu Jacks featuring Ivory Ranks – House Sensation
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      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
      • – Just 71% Moor
      • – 2504 Cliffbourne Pl.
      • – Fountain In The Circle
      • – City Tryptych
      • – Fountain In The Circle
      The WinstonsAmen Brother / Color Him FatherSoul Jazz Records

      It's back in stock!!! EXCLUSIVE - ONLY AVAILABLE HERE!

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      WORLD EXCLUSIVE limited edition seven-inch 45 ONLY AVAILABLE to customers at Soul Jazz Records and Sounds of the Universe!

      The world's greatest ever break? Here it is - The first official re-release of The Winston's Amen Brother with the LEGENDARY Amen Break as featured on 1000s of hip-hop and jungle releases. This record has been a collectors' 45 for ages and OUT OF PRINT for 50 years - sounding fresh!

      Not only that but the flip-side Color Him Father is a superb Curtis Mayfield-esque ANTHEMIC soul tune - as essential as the A-side.

      WORLD EXCLUSIVE limited edition seven-inch 45 ONLY AVAILABLE to customers at Soul Jazz Records and Sounds of the Universe!

      THIS RECORD IS 100% ESSENTIAL and ONLY available HERE - DO NOT MISS OUT!


      • The Winstons – Amen Brother
      • The Winstons – Color Him Father
      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
      Brentford All StarsGreedy G / Granny Scratch ScratchSoul Jazz Records

      These are very limited Studio One 12" pressings (worldwide 1000) that sell out on the day they are released. So don't miss out here!

      BRAND NEW LTD. EDN. 12" All-time Studio One party ANTHEM. 100% ESSENTIAL MONSTER TUNE - ROCKS ANY DANCEFLOOR!

      'Greedy G’ is the ultimate reggae/funk/hip-hop party tune.

      The all-time epic sample for Boogie Down Productions’ seminal ‘Jack of Spades’ based on James Brown’s funk bomb ‘Get on the Good Foot’.

      The flipside is another Brentford Road All Stars essential cut, ‘Granny Scratch Scratch’, the heaviest, funkiest dub monster ever with bass to shake more speakers than a juggernaut lorry!

      Boom!


      • – Greedy G
      • – Granny Scratch Scratch
      Lloyd McNeillToriSoul Jazz Records

      Soul Jazz Records’ limited-edition black vinyl 1000-copies worldwide LP (+ download code), (as well as CD and digital) issue of this very rare deep spiritual jazz meets Brazilian and Latin album first released as a private-press album in 1978 on flautist Lloyd McNeill’s own Baobob Record label in Washington, DC. The album has been out-of-print for 43 years and is lovingly remastered by Soul Jazz Records.

      Tori is a stunning album that blends Brazilian and Latin flavours with deep Spiritual Jazz, recorded in 1978. The album features an unbelievably strong line-up which includes legendary Brazilian figures like Dom Um Romao, Nana Vasconcelos and Dom Salvador alongside jazz heavyweights such as Buster Williams, Howard Johnson, John La Barbera and more. These A-team musicians were all regulars in McNeill’s long-running and highly successfull resident live group in New York all set up to blend deep jazz, Brazilian and Latin music together.

      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.

      • Lloyd McNeill – O Mercado (Brazilian Market)
      • Lloyd McNeill – Tori (Segment One)
      • Lloyd McNeill – Tzigane
      • Lloyd McNeill – Tori (Segment Two)
      • Lloyd McNeill – Sambinha
      • Lloyd McNeill – Time Still / Passaro - Pifaro (Flute Bird)
      • Lloyd McNeill – Tori (Segment Three)
      • Lloyd McNeill – Tranquil
      Trees SpeakPostHumanSoul Jazz Records

      This is incredibly Trees Speak’s third album on Soul Jazz Records to be released in the space of one year – and it’s amazing!

      Trees Speak’s new album ‘Post-Human’ once again blends 1970s German electronic and ‘motorik’ Krautrock instrumentals (think Harmonia, Can, Cluster, Popul Vuh, Neu!), haunting and powerful 1960s & 1970s soundtracks (think Italian prog-rock Goblin and John Carpenter horror movies, Morricone and existential John Barry spy movies), together with a New York No Wave electronic synth and guitar analogue DIY-ness (think Suicide, anything on Soul Jazz’s New York Noise series or Eno's New York No Wave)!

      The new album ‘Post-Human’ draws further upon German krautrock high-concept albums from the likes of Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze from the 1970s, as Trees Speak create their own powerful new landscapes of sound that manage to be at once contemporary as well as both timeless and with a sense of science-fiction futurism.

      Trees Speak’ seamlessly segue together all these musical elements into ‘Post-Human,’ a conceptually expansive album which follows on from their critically-acclaimed debut LP ‘Ohms,’ and the follow-up ‘Shadow Forms’ released on Soul Jazz Records less than six months ago.

      This powerful new album is a high-concept collage of retro-futurist science-fiction music, which is fantastically illustrated by a specially commissioned cover design by the artist Eric Lee, a dramatic vision of life after humanity.

      Trees Speak are Daniel Martin Diaz and Damian Diaz from Tucson, Arizona and their music often draws on the cosmic night-time magic of Arizona’s natural desert landscapes. ‘Trees Speak’ relates to the idea of future technologies storing information and data in trees and plants - using them as hard drives – and the idea that Trees communicate collectively.

      The album includes an INDIES ONLY exclusive bonus 45 single with two extra tracks ‘Machine Vision’ and ‘Seventh Mirror’ available with the vinyl edition of this amazing and ground-breaking new album.

      With ‘Post-Human,’ Trees Speak take the listener deep into their unique musical world of unknown visions of the past and the future.

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

      ABOUT Shadow Forms: Records of the week-Drift / Album of the week-Resident / Album of the week-Norman / Records of the Year 2020 -South / Albums of the Year 2020 - Concrete Island / Albums of the month - Reveal / Albums of the Year 2020 -Piccadilly / Albums of the Year 2020-Buzzsaw / About Shadow forms / Records of the week-Drift / Album of the week-Resident / Album of the week-Norman / Records of the Year-South / Albums of the Year-Concrete Island / Albums of the month-Reveal / Albums of the Year-Piccadilly /Albums of the Year-Buzzsaw

      About Ohms:

      “This might well be the Dark Side of the Moon of the XXI century” Discogs


      • Trees Speak – Double Slit
      • Trees Speak – Glass
      • Trees Speak – Chamber of Frequencies
      • Trees Speak – Divided Light
      • Trees Speak – Elements of Matter
      • Trees Speak – Magic Transistor
      • Trees Speak – Scheinwelt
      • Trees Speak – PostHuman
      • Trees Speak – Synthesis
      • Trees Speak – X Zeit
      • Trees Speak – Incandescent Sun
      • Trees Speak – Healing Rods
      • Trees Speak – Steckdose
      • Trees Speak – Amnesia Transmitter
      • Trees Speak – Quantize Humanize
      • Trees Speak – Gläserner Mensch
      • Trees Speak – Machine Vision
      • Trees Speak – Hidden Machine
      Trees SpeakShadow FormsSoul Jazz Records

      Super-limited new 1000 copies special ox-blood red vinyl edition!

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      It's a big one ... Absolutely stunning second album from Trees Speak new on Soul Jazz Records.

      Trees Speak’s new album ‘Shadow Forms’ is a blend of 1970s German electronic and ‘motorik’ Krautrock instrumentals (think Harmonia, Can, Cluster, Popul Vuh, Neu!), haunting and powerful 1960s & 1970s soundtracks (think Italian prog-rock Goblin and John Carpenter horror movies, Morricone and existential John Barry spy movies), together with a New Nork no wave electronic synth and guitar analogue DIY-ness (think Suicide, anything on Soul Jazz’s New York Noise series or Eno's New York No Wave)!

      Trees Speak’ segue together all these elements into ‘Shadow Forms,’ which follows on from their critically-acclaimed debut LP ‘Ohms,’ released on Soul Jazz Records less than six months ago.

      Trees Speak are Daniel Martin Diaz and Damian Diaz from Tucson, Arizona and their music often draws on the cosmic night-time magic of Arizona’s natural desert landscapes. ‘Trees Speak’ relates to the idea of future technologies storing information and data in trees and plants - using them as hard drives – and the idea that Trees communicate collectively.

      Trees Speak - Shadow Forms:

      Records of the week-Drift/Album of the week-Resident/Album of the week-Norman/Records of the Year-South/Albums of the Year-Concrete Island/Albums of the month-Reveal/Albums of the Year-Piccadilly/Albums of the Year-Buzzsaw

      • Trees Speak – Large Array
      • Trees Speak – Tear Kisser
      • Trees Speak – Those Who Know
      • Trees Speak – Transforming
      • Trees Speak – Automat
      • Trees Speak – False Ego
      • Trees Speak – Communication
      • Trees Speak – Crystal System
      • Trees Speak – Agonize Signal
      • Trees Speak – Magick Knives
      • Trees Speak – Shadow Forms
      • Trees Speak – Outtake 3
      • Trees Speak – Transmitter
      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
      Marcia GriffithsFeel Like Jumping / Part 2Soul Jazz Records

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      • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping
      • Dub Specialist – Feel Like Jumping Part 2
      Cold WaveSoul Jazz Records

      Ltd. Edn. Dayglo sleeve + ORANGE 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 first release of Soul Jazz Records’ new Cold Wave overview and a second volume will be released just four weeks later.

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      This first edition of Cold Wave comes in two vinyl editions – a one-off pressing orange 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, Dissemblance and VQOA from France, De Ambassade from the Netherlands, Moisture from Sweden, Kriedler from Germany, Céline Gillain and Carcass Identity from Belgium. One exception is FIT Siegel out of Detroit, connecting the electronic pathways of Europe to the Motor City.

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


      • Dissemblance – Capture
      • Carcass Identity – Reflexion Ocean
      • FIT Siegel – Wayne County Stomp
      • De Ambassade – Standhouden
      • Wang Inc – Approdo
      • Krikor Kouchian – Niños Matadores
      • Céline Gillain – Fight or Flight
      • Kreidler – Kannibal
      • Moisture – Gammut
      • Violent Quand On Aime – Of Course I'm A Liar
      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
      • 2xLP (+ Download Code)£25.00
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      Steve Reid Ensemble feat. Kieran Hebden - Spirit Walk (Special Limited Edition black vinyl RSD 2021)Soul Jazz Records


      "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
      Add N To X - On The Wires Of Our Nerves (Special Limited Edition RSD 2021 silver vinyl)Soul 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
      • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£32.00
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      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
      • View full info and tracklisting
      • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£30.00
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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
      Arthur RussellThe World Of Arthur RussellSoul Jazz Records

      New fully remastered re-release of Soul Jazz Records’ ‘The World of Arthur Russell’, the seminal collection of Arthur Russell’s essential music back in print on awesome limited-edition heavy deluxe triple vinyl and deluxe CD edition.

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      This album brings together some of Russell’s best-loved and most accessible works including his wide-ranging music both solo and in groups including Dinosaur L (the essential ‘Go Bang’), Loose Joints (the equally classic ‘Is It All Over My Face’) as well as rarities such as the 7” only ‘Pop Your Funk’, Indian Ocean’s ‘Schoolbell/Treehouse’, Lola’s ‘Wax The Van’ and more.

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      “Arthur Russell fused the avant-garde with disco and sounds like nothing else on earth.” The GUARDIAN

      “Russell is the great enigma of the New York music scene” THE WIRE

      “Simply one of the best compilations of this or any year.” RECORD COLLECTOR

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      Arthur Russell’s music effortlessly crossed musical boundaries making it timeless. His dance music credentials are faultless and this collection features mixes from Larry Levan, Françcois Kervorkian and Walter Gibbons. Similarly, his song-writing, musicality and performance skills are equally cherished as composer Philip Glass wrote, ‘this was a guy who could sit down with a cello and sing with it in a way that no one on earth has ever done before or will do again.’

      When Soul Jazz Records’ The World of Arthur Russell first came out in 2003, Russell’s music had slipped into near obscurity. Nearly 18 years later there are over a dozen releases of his music, reissues of his original albums and more. ‘The World of Arthur Russell’ is the classic first collection of his work available once more.

      • Dinosuar L – Go Bang (Francois K Mix)
      • Lola – Wax The Van
      • Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face (Larry Levan Mix)
      • Arthur Russell – Keeping Up
      • Arthur Russell – In The Light Of The Miracle
      • Arthur Russell – A Little Lost
      • Loose Joints – Pop Your Funk
      • Arthur Russell – Lets Go Swimming (Walter Gibbons Mix)
      • Dinosuar L – In The Cornbelt (Larry Levan Mix)
      • Arthur Russell – Treehouse
      • Indian Ocean – Schoolbell/Treehouse (Walter Gibbons Mix)
      Two Synths, A Guitar (And) A Drum Machine - Soul Jazz Records #1 Post Punk DanceSoul Jazz Records

      OUT NOW!

      Soul Jazz Records new ‘Two Synths, A Guitar (and) A Drum Machine’ is a new collection of current D-I-Y post-punk bands shaped by the mutant sounds of no wave, punk funk and New York Noise bands from the late 70s and early 80s that collided with the world of underground dance music found at the Paradise Garage, Mudd Club in New York City (ESG, Arthur Russell, Bush Tetras, Talking Heads, Suicide, Liquid Liquid).

      Other influences cited here include Manchester and Sheffield’s industrial post-punk sounds of the 1980s (Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Gang of Four) as well as the 1970s German electronic experimentalism of Cluster, Neu!, Harmonia and Can.

      Featured artists from around the globe include Los Angeles D-I-Y band Automatic, New Fries from Toronto, artist/music collaborators Toresch from Germany, Susumu Makai from Japan/UK, Vex Ruffin from the Phillipines/California and Madmadmad, Gramme, Tom of England and other UK groups

      That all the bands featured here manage to make distinctive contemporary music out of these 80s roots is testament to the wide range of other musics that are seamlessly absorbed into a modern melting pot of sound – hip-hop, the electronic European avant-garde, rave culture, and more.

      The double vinyl comes in two editions:

      1) Limited edition indies EXCLUSIVE heavyweight green double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.

      2) Limited edition heavyweight black double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.

      The album is also available as a CD and digital release

      • Automatic – Too Much Money
      • Zongamin – Underwater Paramid
      • New Fries – Lily
      • Vex Ruffin & Fab 5 Freddy – The Balance
      • Ixna – Somebody Said
      • Leroy Duncann – Dream River
      • Tom Of England – Neon Green
      • Toresch – Tocar
      • Becker & Mukai – La Rivière des Perles
      • Gramme – Discolovers
      • Niagara – Ida
      • Charles Manier – Sift Through Art Collecting People
      • Black Deer – Baseball Shorts
      • Madmadmad – Hot Disco
      • Wino D – Untitled
      Cuba: Music and Revolution - Compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Records

      Cuba: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 1 is the new album compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that explores the many new styles that emerged in Cuba in the 1970s as Jazz, Funk, Brazilian Tropicalia and even Disco mixed together with Latin and Salsa on the island as Cuban artists experimented with new musical forms created in the unique socialist state of Cuba.

      The album comes as a heavyweight 3xLP and deluxe 2xCD set, complete with extensive sleeve notes, and is jam-packed with heavy bass lines, synth and Wah-Wah guitar funk combined with the heavyweight percussion, powerful brass lines and the all-encompassing Latin rhythms of Cuban music known throughout the world.

      The album is released to coincide with the massive new deluxe large format book Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90, published in November, which is also compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records), and which features the music and record designs of Cuba, made in the 30-year period following the Cuban Revolution.

      The music on this album features legendary Cuban groups such as Irakere, Los Van Van and Pablo Milanés as well as a host of lesser known artists such as the radical Grupo De Experimentación, Juan Pablo Torres and Algo Nuevo, Grupo Monumental and Orquesta Ritmo Oriental, groups whose names remain largely unknown outside of Cuba owing to the now 60-year old US trade embargo which remains in place today and which prevents trade with Cuba – and thus most Cuban records were only ever available in Cuba or in ex-Soviet Union states.

      The music on this album reflects the most cutting-edge of Cuban groups that were recording in Cuba in the 1970s and 1980s – who were all searching for a new Cuban identity and new musical forms that reflected both the Afro-Cuban cultural heritage of a nation that gave birth to Latin music - and its new position as a socialist state. Most of the music featured on this album have never been heard outside of Cuba.

      Both Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker have been involved in Cuban music for more than two decades – Gilles Peterson with his many Havana Cultura projects for his Brownswood label and Stuart Baker with a number of Soul Jazz Records albums recorded in Cuba. This Soul Jazz Records album is released in conjunction with Egrem, the Cuban state record company, and has been put together after the many crate-digging trips that both compilers have made on the streets of Havana and beyond in Cuba stretching over a 20-year period, searching out rare and elusive original Cuban vinyl records.

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      REVIEWS:

      "It may only be January, but we already have a strong contender for 'compilation of the year'. Put together by devout crate-diggers and Cuban music enthusiasts Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records)" JUNO

      "It's abundantly clear that these compilers are at the very top of their game. Everything here was previously unheard outside of Cuba, making this a feast for the curious" Vinyl District

      "Priceless comp goes beyond Buena Vista" UNCUT

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      *Please note the vinyl sticker of this album says "+download code" but it's a mistake! There is no download with this particular album due to legal reasons. Sorry for this error!

      • Grupo Irakere – Chequere Son
      • Conjunto Rumbavana – El Son Del Campeon
      • Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Mi Ritmo Caliente
      • Grupo Monumental – Mi Son Caridad
      • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Sondeando
      • Las D'Aida – Con Cadencia y Con Dulzura
      • Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Y No Le Conviene
      • Pablo Milanés – Te Quiero Porque Te Quiero
      • Emíliano Salvador – Luna Wanestain
      • Los Reyes 73 – Un Lamento Hecho Cancion
      • Eduardo Ramos – Vocación Revolución
      • Grupo Mounmental – Hasta Las Cuantas
      • Los 5 U 4 – Solo Esta Musica
      • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Canción Con Todos
      • Orquesta Los Van Van – Yo Se Que Van Van
      • Grupo Monumental – Nadie Se Siente Cansado
      • Orquesta Ritmo Oriental – Maria, Baila El Son
      • Juan Pablo Torres y Algo Nuevo – Rompe Cocorioco
      • Los Reyes 73 – Grandes Amigos
      • Paquito D'Rivera – La Patica
      • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Grifo
      • Raúl Gómez – Dacapo
      • Grupo Irakere – Juana 1600
      • 1. Grupo Irakere – Chequere Son
      • 2. Conjunto Rumbavana – El Son Del Campeon
      • 3. Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Mi Ritmo Caliente
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      Studio One Rockers (Black vinyl edition)Soul Jazz Records

      Owned and founded by Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, Studio One's output serves as a comprehensive guide to the history of Reggae music. The music on Studio One Rockers covers all areas of Reggae such as Ska, Rocksteady, Roots and Dancehall, all areas in which Studio One led the field.


      Studio One Rockers features many legendary Studio One tracks brought together for the first time by Soul Jazz Records. From the beginning of Reggae, when the Skatalites developed a new sound of Ska in 1962 up until today, Studio One has been the number one innovator in Jamaican music.


      Included in this compilation are classic Ska tracks ("Phoenix City"), Rocksteady ("Feel Like Jumping"), Roots music ("Truth and Rights"), Dancehall (Freddy McGregor, Michigan and Smiley) and many more.


      Featured here are many of the classic tracks from Studio One. From Dawn Penn's legendary "No, No, No" to classics such as Horace Andy's "Skylarking" and Marcia Griffith's "Feel Like Jumping".


      The Coxsone Soundsystem in the early 60s was one of the three main soundsystems operating in Jamaica alongside his competitors, Prince Buster and Duke Reid. The Studio One catalogue is possibly the largest in Jamaican music and this release is the first in a series of Studio One compilations on Soul Jazz Records.


      This album comes with an in depth interview with Mr C.S. Dodd, about how he set up and ran his record label in the 1960s and 1970s.


      "Compilation of the month. 100% Essential" SEVEN "Compilation of the month. A compilation of unbelievable quality. Awesome" MUZIK "A who's who of Jamaican music" MUSICWEEK "An essential slice of musical history" WAX "The most credible compilation of reggae you can 

      • Sound Dimension – Real Rock
      • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping
      • Freddy Mcgregor – Bobby Babylon
      • Horace Andy – Skylarking
      • Lennie Hibbert – Village Soul
      • Brentford All-Stars – Greedy G
      • Johnny Osbourne – Truth And Rights
      • Ernest Ranglin – Surfin
      • Michigan & Smiley – Eye Of Danger
      • Dawn Penn – No, No, No
      • The Skatalites – Phoenix City
      • Prince Jazzbo – Crabwalking
      • Jackie Mittoo – Hot Milk
      • Lone Ranger – Badder Dan Dem
      • Cedric Brooks – Ethiopia
      Deutsche Elektronische Musik 4Soul Jazz Records

      This is the new instalment of Soul Jazz Records’ ground-breaking Deutsche Elektronische Musik series, ‘A near-definitive guide to some of the world's most extraordinary music’ (The Guardian).

      This latest edition features many of the classic German electronic and Krautrock groups from the 1970s & 80s – including Can, Amon Duul II, Harmonia, Conrad Schnitzler, Agitiation Free, Roedelius – as well as a host of lesser known artists such as Dzyan, Klauss Weiss, Gruppe Between and many more.

      Deutsche Elektronische rarities unearthed on the album include Kalacakra (whose fan-base included the great Moondog!) and their superb ‘Nearby Shiras,’ taken from their super-rare spiritual/psychedelic private press concept album Crawling to Lhasa, from 1972.

      Deutsche Elektronische 4 includes a wealth of German electronic experimental artists – the seminal pioneering group Harmonia (Roedelius, Moebius and Michael Rother), avant-garde guru Conrad Schnitzler as well as lesser known synthetic artists such as Klauss Weiss, Deutsche Wertarbeit, E.M.A.K. (Electronische Musik Aus Koln), Gunter Schickert and others.

      Finally, the album also features an array of heavy and progressive German cosmic rock groups – Dzyan, Virus and the amazing Turkish/German tripped out sound of Alex’s ‘Patella Black’, recorded at Can’s Inner Space in 1973, produced by Holger Czukay and Jackie Liebezeit.

      Deutsche Elektronische 4 comes with extensive newly commissioned sleevenotes by David Stubbs, author of the seminal books ‘Future Days: Krautrock and the building of Modern Germany’, ‘Mars By 1980: The story of Electronic Music’, and ‘Krautrock: Cosmic Rock and its Legacy’.

      This album comes as a heavyweight triple vinyl edition with full colour inner sleeves, as well as a deluxe double CD edition with outsize booklet and slipcase. Both formats include full liner notes and extensive rare photography.

      • Alex – Patella Black
      • Klaus Weiss – Driving Sequences
      • Can – I'm So Green
      • Agitation Free – Laila, Part II
      • Deutsche Wertarbeit – Guten Abend, Leute
      • Amon Düül II – Wolf City
      • Michael Rother – Flammende Herzen
      • Klaus Weiss – Pink Sails
      • Virus – My Strand-Eyed Girl
      • Conrad Schnitzler – Ballet Statique
      • Kalacakra – Nearby Shiras
      • EMAK – Tanz In Den Himmel
      • Et Cetera – Mellodrama 2a
      • Between – Triumphzug Kaiser Maximilian I
      • Roedelius – Halmharfe
      • Dzyan – Dragonsong
      • Harmonia – Deluxe (Immer Wieder)
      • Günter Schickert – Suleika
      • Witthüser & Westrupp – Schöpfung (1. Mose 1)
      Enrique Rodriguez and The Negra Chiway BandFase LiminalSoul Jazz Records

      Powerful new spiritual jazz from Chile on Soul Jazz Records!

      This album comes as a very limited one-off unique pressing of 1000-edition vinyl, limited editon CD and digital release.

      Enrique Rodríguez and the Negra Chiway Band group have an instantly powerful and unique sound that is reminiscent of the ensembles of Sun Ra and his Arkestra as well as Horace Tapscott and his Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, one that channels the righteous spirits of Alice Coltrane, John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp and McCoy Tyner together with a stunning Latin rhythmical and new consciousness and percussive energy. Added to this are elements of the Samurai film soundtracks of Akira Kurosawa, Popol Vuh’s musical spirituality (especially their work with film director Werner Herzog), Tibetan Buddhism and over-blowing chants, that all combine to give a truly unique new sound.

      Enrique Rodríguez is a composer, percussionist, keyboardist, and producer from Santiago, Chile, whose work shows many similarities with the music featured on Soul Jazz Records’ recent collection ‘Kaleidoscope - New Spirts Known and Unknown’, featuring new forward-looking jazz artists including Mathew Halsall, Theon Cross, Emma-Jean Thackray and Makaya McCraven.

      Like all these artists, Rodríguez’s work is a progressive and experimental fusion of earlier influences that combine into a new and definitely 21st century ground-breaking sound that, on account of its South American setting, give the group its truly unique feeling. Hypnotic modal piano riffs, powerful brass and flutes, an army of Latin percussion instruments, and addictive vocal chants all combine in this powerful mix of radical 60s Afro-centric jazz, eastern spirituality and cosmology, and Latin American rhythmical movement.

      Awesome!

      • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Dónde ?
      • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Descenso
      • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Vindakalla-Welukan (Autoconfrontación)
      • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – No Quiero Seguir Así
      • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Acabar de Conocerse
      • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Paso Firme
      • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Dónde ? (Alternate Take)
      • 1. Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Dónde ?
      • 2. Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Descenso
      • 3. Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Vindakalla-Welukan (Autoconfrontación)
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      KaleidoscopeSoul Jazz Records

      Soul Jazz Records’ new album ‘Kaleidoscope – New Spirits Known and Unknown’ brings together many of the ground-breaking artists involved in the new jazz scene that has developed in the UK over the last few years. Featured artists include Matthew Halsall, Yazmin Lacey, Ill Considered, Tenderlonious, Theon Cross, Emma-Jean Thackray and many, many more in this ground-breaking release.

      As well as sharing a pioneering spirit in these new artists’ approach to frontier-crossing musical boundaries, a further theme of this album is that many also share a determination to independent practices - and most of these artists’ recordings featured here are either self-published or released on independent labels. While the attention of this new wave of jazz artists has up until now has been London-based, this album shows how this movement is spread across the whole of Britain (and indeed beyond).

      ‘Kaleidoscope – New Spirits Known and Unknown’ shows that while there is commonality in these artists approach to music, there is a wide variety of styles – from deep spiritual jazz, electronic experimentalisation, punk-edged funk, uplifting modal righteousness, deep soulful vocals and much more.

      Soul Jazz Records’ new release comes as a superb one-off pressing special deluxe triple album edition which comes with a bonus limited-edition one-off pressing 7" single, a standard triple album, and a deluxe double CD pack. This album also comes with extensive sleevenotes, artist interviews and exclusive photography.

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      Soul Jazz records are also releasing an exclusive one-off pressing double-headed 12” single featuring Theon Cross and Pokus released on the same day as the ‘Kaleidoscope’ album release. These two tracks do not feature on the vinyl edition of the album - this 12" single will will also be deleted on day of release.

      • Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – When The World Was One
      • Yazmin Lacey – 90 Degrees
      • Hector Plimmer – Communication Control
      • Ill Considered – Long Way Home (Live At The Crypt)
      • The Expansions – Mosaic
      • Chip Wickham – Red Planet
      • Levitation Orchestra – Odyssey
      • Emma-Jean Thackray – Walrus
      • Tenderlonious and The 22archestra – The Shakedown
      • Pokus – Pokus One
      • Theon Cross – Candace Of Meroe
      • Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin – Tanner's Tango
      • Collocutor – Gozo
      • Makaya McCraven – Untitled
      • Nat Birchall – Ancient World
      • Ruby Rushton – Moonlight Woman
      • Ebi Soda – Dimmsdale
      • The Cromagnon Band – Thunder Perfect
      • SEED Ensemble – Mirrors
      • Ishmael Ensemble – Kito's Theme
      • Vels Trio – Yellow Ochre (Part 1)
      • 1. Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – When The World Was One
      • 2. Yazmin Lacey – 90 Degrees
      • 3. Hector Plimmer – Communication Control
      • View full info and tracklisting

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      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.

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      • Katherine Dunham Ensemble – Nago
      • Hubert Porter – Rum and Coconut Water
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      • 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
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      • Tito Puente – Swingin' Mambo
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      Soul Jazz Records continues its journey into the world of Afro-Caribbean roots music with this album of newly recorded music of Gwo Ka music recorded and produced by Soul Jazz Records on the island of Guadeloupe, French West Indies.

      Gwo Ka music is a fantastic fusion of  African-­derived musical form ( call and response), with vocal styles that draw upon the equally powerful French chanson singers to create a truly unique combination.

      Tradition Ka, made up of some of the island’s finest singers and master drummers, is part of a powerful network of politicised Gwo Ka groups on the island – upholding the traditions and cultural importance of Gwo Ka as part of a larger process of defining the identity of Guadeloupe and its culture.

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      Gwo Ka exists only in Guadeloupe, a very different island from much of the Caribbean, in that it remains a ‘department’ of its original colonial master, France. Here, the currency is the Euro and   the baker sells croissant and café au lait.

      This constant ‘European-­ising’ of the island means that Gwo Ka plays a fundamental and important role in the defining of Guadeloupean identity. As an African-­derived music, its position    as a counter-­balance to French influence means that the definition of how and what Gwo Ka represents is also in a constant state of flux. 

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      Over the last 20 years Soul Jazz Records have been documenting and presenting the often hidden histories and deep musical worlds of Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Belize, Trinidad, the Bahamas and more. This documentation encompasses reissuing lost recordings, such as the mighty Studio One catalogue of reggae, producing films/dvds (such as the 3-­hour documentary  Mirror To The Soul in conjunction with British Pathé, and Dub Echoes), books (check the forthcoming photography book on the Caribbean 90 Degrees of Shade, with text by Paul Gilroy, and Kanaval) as well as travelling to the region to produce new recordings.

      • Tradisyon Ka feat Patrick Tulippe – Adam é Eve
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      DiscoSoul 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 deluxe hardback book Disco – An Encyclopedic Guide To The Cover Art of Disco featuring over 2,000 album cover designs as well as over 700 12” sleeves, including sections on roller disco, disco instruction albums and more. There are also interviews and introductions by Tom Moulton, Nicky Siano, Mel Cheren (West End Records), Ken Cayre (Salsoul), Marvin Schlachter (Prelude) and more. This book is compiled by Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt, text by Claes Widlund.


      This album here is an amazing collection of rare and independent tracks from Disco’s halcyon period – 1978 to 1982 – expertly compiled by Disco Patrick, who also compiled the new deluxe book. Blurring the musical lines between disco, modern soul and boogie this double album features many exclusive and hard to find records from the era.


      Included here are in-demand classics such as The Fantastic Aleems featuring Leroy Burgess, John Gibbs and the US Steel Orchestra, rare Patrick Adams and Peter Brown productions, Jessie G, The Easton Assassin (a 12” given out free at boxing matches!) and much more!
      The album comes as a double CD, two separate volumes of heavyweight double-album vinyl (with free download codes) and worldwide digital release.

      • The Fantastic Aleems featuring Calebur – Hooked On Your Love (John Morales Mix)
      • Superfunk – Superfunk
      • Jessie G – That's Hot
      • Jupiter Beyond – The River Drive
      • The Sunburst Band – The Easton Assassin
      • John Gibbs and the US Steel Orchestra – Trinidad (Special Disco Mix)
      • Sparkle – Disco Madness
      • Chain Reaction – Sweet Lady
      • Wayne Ford – Dance To The Beat Freakout
      • Sympho-State – You Know What I Like
      • The Fantastic Aleems featuring Corky Hodges – Movin' To The Beat
      • Something Extra – Sexy Lady
      • Stwange Poweple – Get Up
      • Chemistry – Skateboard
      • Cirt Gill and The Jam-A-Ditty Band – Turn This Disco Out
      • Sugar Bear Johnson – When Your Jones Come Down
      • Retta Young – My Man Is On His Way
      • The Imperials – Fast Freddie The Roller Disco King
      • Cordial – Wave
      • 1. The Fantastic Aleems featuring Calebur – Hooked On Your Love (John Morales Mix)
      • 2. Superfunk – Superfunk
      • 3. Jessie G – That's Hot
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      Chicago SoulElectric Blues, Funk and Soul: The New Sound of Chicago in the 1960sSoul Jazz Records

      New edition of this classic set of funk and soul from Chicago's legendary Chess Records. CD comes in new deluxe hardback card case edition and perfect bound booklet, 2xLP comes on heavyweight loud vinyl with with full accompanying sleevenotes.

      Soul Jazz Records latest release features classic and rare electric blues, funk and psychedelic soul music recorded in Chicago in the 1960s.

      Chess Records, the infamous soul, blues and jazz powerhouse record company in Chicago was, in the 1960s, one of the main rivals to Motown in neighbouring Detroit and Atlantic Records in New York in its relentless charting of black music in the US charts. Owned by Leonard and Phil Chess, two Polish immigrants, the label brought Chicago’s urban black music to the masses on a huge scale.

      Later Leonard’s son Marshall took the label in new directions, first by courting rock artists such as the Rolling Stones to record at the studios and then in the late 60s releasing genre defying radical psychedelic and experimental rock and funk releases by blues legends Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and the progressive Rotary Connection, featuring a young vocalist Minnie Riperton, originally a secretary at the company.

      After the closing of Chess in the 1970s, Marshall went on to launch Rolling Stones Records with the legendary group.

      The label was recently the subject of two Hollywood films, ‘Who Do You Love’ and 'Cadillac Records', as well as both a BBC4 television documentary and a four-part BBC6 radio documentary celebrating the story of this amazing independent label that took on the mighty giants of soul music in the 1960s.

      This hardback CD edition showcases a stunning selection of the radical funk, psychedelic soul, rock and jazz tracks recorded for Chess mostly under the production of the genius composer arranger Charles Stepney or Richard Evans and the direction of Marshall Chess. Stepney would later become partners with Maurice White producing seminal Earth, Wind and Fire albums in the 1970s. White was both founder of E,W and F and pert of the regular in-house players at Chess in the 1960s (as a drummer).

      Other regulars included the crack team of Pete Cosey (who later played with Miles Davis), Louis Saterrsfield (another future E,W and F member) and Phil Upchurch. Chess's position on the south side of Chicago led to many musical connections with the jazz scene of the AACM, a link that continued even though the music released on the label was solidly dance-led throughout.

      THe album comes with a 40 page booklet featuring extensive social, cultural and historical text and info and exclusive photographs showing how Chess Records launched urban blues in south-side Chicago, then brought it to the American masses and then in the 1960s recorded and released a stunning array of black styles, music that was both progressive and yet rich in the cities black urban musical legacy, as they created hits on an almost daily basis.

      • Howlin' Wolf – Evil
      • Bo Diddley – Another Sugar Daddy
      • Etta James – Tell Mama
      • The Stereos – Stereo Freeze
      • The Soulful Strings – Burning Spear
      • Ramsey Lewis – Party Time
      • Eve Barnum – Please Newsboy
      • Dorothy Ashby – Soul Vibrations
      • Little Milton – More And More
      • Lorez Alexandria – Baltimore Oriole
      • The Soul Stirrers – Why Am I Treated So Bad
      • Phil Upchurch – The Way I Feel
      • Buddy Guy – She Suits Me To A Tee
      • Rotary Connection – Memory Band
      • Etta James – You Got It
      • Muddy Waters – I Just Want To Make Love To You
      • Laura Lee – Mama's Got A Good Thing
      • Sonny Cox – The Wailer
      • Gene Chandler – In My Body's House
      • Fontella Bass – Leave It In The Hands Of Love
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      100% Dynamite! NYCDancehall Reggae Meets Rap In New York CitySoul Jazz Records

      An essential guide to the Dancehall Reggae/Hip-Hop clash that ruled New York in the early 1990s as Shinehead, Supercat, Mad Lion, Bobby Konders and many more rewrote the rules of Dancehall, Reggae and Rap. Killer heavyweight tracks, non-stop. Essential!

      From Kool Herc onwards, Jamaicans who grew up in New York City have played pivotal roles in the development of the city’s musical identity. Hip-Hop, born in the Bronx, was always hot-wired to Jamaica and in the 1990s the two became inextricably joined when reggae met rap in New York City. Dynamite NYC brings together the many artists who created this unique scene, linking together two of the world’s most important musical cultures – hip-hop and reggae.?In the early 1990s, Jamaican dancehall - including artists from this home-grown New York scene - became the subject of close scrutiny by the US major record industry who, having made vast profits from hip-hop, searched out Jamaican or Jamaican-descended artists who could potentially crossover into the vast US hip-hop market. Jamaican dancehall artists were signed to big US contracts (Yellowman, Supercat, Capleton, Shabba Ranks). And New York, previously a satellite town of Kingston for visiting Jamaican artists, but now with its own unique dancehall scene became a focal point as artists such as Shinehead, Red Foxx, Jamal-Ski, Mad Lion, and others were quickly signed up to major record companies.??

      100%Dynamite NYC features these and many other New York reggae/hip-hop crossover artists in this first album to feature the music from this scene.


      REVIEWS

      “100%Dynamite NYC is a proper block party selection. What moves this from wicked to essential is its documentation of the cross-pollination between reggae and hip-hop.” FACT

      “ Soul Jazz gives proof that Yankee-Caribbean fusions run deep and they also make it an enjoyable lesson.” The INDEPENDENT

      SUPER-LOUD VINYL IS IN 2 VOLUMES:
      Volume 1 is tracks 1-11. Volume 2 is tracks 12-22.

      • Supercat – Don Dada (Bobby Konders Mix)
      • Yankee B – The Original
      • Shinehead – Know how Fe Chat
      • Fu Schnickens – Ring The Alarm
      • Born Jamericans – Informer
      • Shaggy – Mattress Jockey (Siren Remix)
      • Jah Batta and Skatee – Style and Fashion
      • Rayvon – Girls Fresh
      • Red Fox – Dem A Murderer
      • Nikey Fungus – Zig Zag Stitch
      • Bobby Konders – Mack Daddy
      • Louie Rankin – Typewriter
      • Mad Lion – Double Trouble (Original Mix)
      • Super C – The Rat
      • Lady Apache – Rock and Comeen
      • Jamalski – Texas Rumpus
      • Ken Albert – Gunshot
      • Shinehead – Rough and Rugged
      • Ugly Man – DJ De Yah
      • Rankin' Don – Real McCoy
      • Mad Lion – Love Woman So
      • Terror Fabulous – Woman Say So
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      TV Sound and ImageSoul Jazz Records

      The 36 track 2CD album comes with 50-page book featuring text, biographies and photography. It also comes in a limited run two volume double-vinyl super-loud super-heavy gatefold sleeve editions. Compiled by Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) and sleevenotes biographies by Jonny Trunk (Trunk Records).

      TV Sound and Image features British composers who worked in television, film and music libraries the second half of the 20th century. 

      Aside from John Barry, whose work on the James Bond films made him a household name, or Tony Hatch and Laurie Johnson, the majority of composers featured here - Simon Park, Keith Mansfield, Reg Tilsley, Syd Dale, Keith Papworth – remain relatively unknown. And yet ironically they have created some of the most recognisable songs in British popular culture, their music widely disseminated on television.

      A quick role call of these would include Neil Richardson (who composed the theme tune to Mastermind) and Barry Stoller (who wrote Match of the Day). The Simon Park Orchestra’s Eye Level, theme song to the BBC series Van der Valk, reached number one in 1973. CCS’s cover of Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love was the theme tune to Top of the Pops. And so on.

      This album is not however a stroll through the TV memories of the mind, but an exploration of the serious contribution that these creative musicians have on the landscape of popular music in Britain.

      Here then is a guide to the amazing music of many of the composers (both well-known and obscure) responsible for some of the most widely known music ever to come out of Britain in the second-half of the 20th century.

      Reviews:

      Quietus

      Der Spiegel: "spannende Klänge ...  die oft funky und immer lässig klingen"

      "thrilling sounds.... often funky and always chilled"

      New Zealand Herald: ***** "Every track is a killer... This is more than just music to mooch too."

      Irish Times: **** "downright funky"

      Volkskrant: "Ze leverden spanning op maat, die onbekende makers van fenomenale Britse film en tv-muziek. Door de cd TV Sound and Image opnieuw in de aandacht"

      Evening Standard: "deeply funky"

      Uncut Magazine "excellent 36 track set ... welcome additions to your collection"

      Q Magazine: ****

      • Barry Stoller – Condition Red
      • Pentangle – Light Flight
      • Geoff Love – Three Days Of The Condor
      • The Tony Hatch Sound – Man Alive
      • Richard Denton and Martin Cook – Tomorrow's World
      • Brian Fahey – At The Sign Of The Swinging Cymbal
      • Bullet – The Contract Man
      • Syd Dale – Man Friday
      • The Laurie Johnson Orchestra – Echo Four Two
      • Keith Papworth – Hard Hitter
      • John Barry – The Persuaders
      • Roy Budd – Getting Nowhere In A Hurry
      • The Simon Park Orchestra – Dawn to Dusk
      • The Marylebone Orchestra – Fiesta Numero Uno
      • Birds 'n' Brass – Sort of Soul
      • Johnny Gregory and his Orchestra – The Avengers
      • Johnny Harris – Fragment of Fear
      • Roy Budd – Get Carter
      • Neil Richardson – Guide Path
      • Brian Bennett – Canvas
      • Wil Malone – Death Line
      • Syd Dale – Huckleberry Fine
      • The Harry Roche Constellation – Spiral
      • The Ivor and Basil Kirchin Band – Jungle Fire Dance
      • The Laurie Johnson Orchestra – The New Avengers Theme
      • James Clarke – Folk Song
      • The Reg Tilsley Orchestra – Strike Rich
      • The Barry Gray Orchestra – Joe 90
      • Keith Mansfield – Soul Thing
      • CCS – Whole Lotta Love
      • Syd Dale – Artful Dodger
      • John Gregory – Jaguar
      • Nick Ingman – Down Home
      • Barbara Moore – Steam Heat
      • Alan Parker – Angels
      • Alan Moorhouse – Face Up
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      Invasion Of The Mysteron Killer Sounds in 3-DSoul Jazz Records

      Kevin Martin (aka The Bug) and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) have collaborated on a unique project bringing together new, exclusive and in-demand cutting-edge digital music by electronic futurists such Harmonic 313, Diplo, Roots Manuva, South Rakkas Crew and The Bug alongside music from the pioneering electronic scientific dub and radical producers of the Jamaican digital dancehall revolution in music - King Jammy, Steely and Clevie, Sly Dunbar, Prince Jazzbo, King Tubby, Dave Kelly, Firehouse Crew and many more.


      Like the music of The Bug himself (whose seminal ‘London Zoo’ album is an apocalyptic mixture of dancehall, dubstep and grime), the new digital producers featured here all create work that is contemporary (whether dubstep, acid, hip-hop, electronic) and yet linked in some way back to Jamaican dancehall - especially the new digital styles that exploded out of Kingston in the 1980s with King Jammy’s revolutionary computer-based sounds.


      Producer King Jammy learnt his trade under the greatest of all dub producers King Tubby, and this music constantly references back to the origins of dub - but whereas Tubby’s revolution used echo-chambers and analogue tape-splicing, the Jamaican producers featured here were the first to use and embrace computer technology.


      The double album comes in limited edition heavyweight deluxe hardcover 2-CD card-casing complete with a limited-edition graphic novel by Italian comic book designer Paolo Parisi (whose books include subjects as diverse as John Coltrane and Chernobyl). This specially commissioned graphic novel is a science-fiction vision of the future of digital music, featuring King Tubby, Steely and Clevie, Jammy, Jazzbo, complete with Alien Sound Lord Abductors, Aural Freedom Fighters and Digi-Dub Voyagers!


      There are also two super-heavy, super-loud, deluxe gatefold double-vinyl editions (with the first copies also including a limited edition graphic-novel in volume 1 and a free poster in volume 2).
      Invasion of the Killer Mysteron Sounds brings together the most exciting electronic producers in Jamaica with current sound artists in the UK and beyond who all create music based on revolutionary sounds in 3D – Dancehall, Digital and Dub.


       PITCHFORK REVIEW HERE

      • Steely & Clevie – Street Sweeper
      • Lenky & Sly – Now Thing
      • Roots Manuva – Doogoo Dub
      • Dave Kelly – The Return
      • Harvel 'Gadaffi' Hart – Summer Bounce
      • Federation Sound – Flatlands (Brooklyn Dub Mix)
      • Steven 'Lenky' Marsden – Diwali
      • Matt Shadetek – Yoga Rhythm
      • Stereotyp ft. Alleycat – Modern Times
      • Da Grynch and Tippa Irie – Agony
      • Fresh Ear Productions – Hummer
      • Diplo – Diplo Rhythm
      • Harmonic 313 – Bazooka Riddim
      • Marlon Williams – Pitbull
      • Redlight – MDMA
      • The Bug – Aktion
      • Fat Eyes – Clothes Pin
      • Steven Ventura – Throw Your Hands Up
      • Sly Dunbar and Christopher Birch – Corners Boy
      • David Jahson – King of Kings
      • Fat Eyes – Steel Plate
      • South Rakkas Crew – Red Alert
      • Parara and McCoy – Them Can't Hold Yuh Girl
      • King Tubby – Fat Thing Version
      • World Beat – Goldmine
      • Andre 'Suku' Gray – Sign
      • Henfield and Shadowman – Babatunde
      • Firehouse Crew – No False Hair
      • Computer Paul – World Talk
      • Fat Eyes – Overdose
      • Prince Jazzbo – Great Dub
      • Kickin' Productions – What You Gonna Do
      • Pliers – I'm Your Man Dub
      • Wiz Kidz Team – In My Heart Version
      • Jammys Jam2 James – Peenie Peenie
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      Harmony, Melody & StyleLovers Rock In The UK 1975-1992Soul Jazz Records

      A definitive 2-CD/Two Vol 2xLP compilation album of Lovers Rock.

      Double-CD (and two separate volumes of 2xLP) pack includes stunning 34-page booklet telling the story of Lovers Rock including interviews and features and exclusive photography.

      Featuring Dennis Bovell, Carroll Thompson, Louisa Mark and many more.

      Harmony, Melody and Style tells the story of lovers rock – from its sound system beginnings, through its commercial explosion at the start of the 1980s and its underground continuance into the next decade as the founding UK producers of Lovers Rock absorbed and mutated Jamaican reggae and American soul styles into a distinctly British reggae sensibility.

      REVIEWS/FEATURES

      “Hard to fault the collection. Soul Jazz has released a number of excellent collections-- helping to illustrate narratives in particular types of music by providing valuably comprehensive and illuminating context. Harmony is no exception.

      There's over 40 pages of liner notes penned by label boss Stuart Baker, complete with interviews and photos that reach back to the 50s, setting the stage and moving through to the mid 80s. Each page illustrates elements of the rise of lovers rock in sound system culture while at the same time discussing the realities of racism in Britain." PITCHFORK

      “Lovers Rock remains one of our few homegrown authentic musical hybrids, combining elements of American soul, Jamaican reggae and UK female attitude. As ever with Soul Jazz, it is packaged epically.” THE INDEPENDENT

      Read Full PITCHFORK (8.0) piece here 

      Two seperate Vinyl Editions:

      2xLP Volume 1 includes tracks 1-13

      2xLP Volume 2 includes tracks 14-25

      • La Famille – All Night Long
      • Louisa Marks – Caught You In A Lie
      • Sandra Reid – Don't Tell Me Tell Her
      • Carroll Thompson – Sing Me A Love Song
      • Winston Curtis – Be Thankful For What You've Got
      • Janet Kay – Feel No Way
      • Paulette Tajah – Stop, Look, Listen
      • Eva Sharp – Upside Down
      • Valerie Harrison – You're No Good
      • Anthony Brightly – I Love You
      • Charmaine Burnett – Make It With You
      • Sister C.C. – Stop Hurting Me
      • Kofi – Black Pride
      • Full Wood – Stop And Think It Over
      • Christine White – Caught By Love
      • Jean Adebambo – Paradise
      • Trevor Hartley – It Must Be Love
      • Blood Sisters – My Love Don't Come Easy
      • Yvonne Archer – Ain't Nobody
      • Louisa Marks – Even Though You're Gone
      • The Cool Notes – People Make The World Go Round
      • Legato – I Cares
      • Candy McKenzie – Thinking of You
      • Wendy Walker – We've Got One
      • The Sadonians – Goodbye My Love
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      Delta Swamp RockSoul Jazz Records

      Monster double CD pack with a whopping 68-page book accompaniment / Two volumes of seriously heavyweight vinyl gatefold and 8page insert.

      Featuring The Allman Brothers, Dan Penn, Leon Russell, Tony Joe White, Johnny Cash, Bobbie Gentry, Big Star, Link Wray, Area Code 615 and loads more!

      Delta Swamp Rock is an interstate southern road-trip through the United States of America where country, rock and soul met at the crossroads - an exploration of the musical and cultural links between the cities of Memphis, Muscle Shoals and Nashville in the 1960s and 70s.

      At the start of the 1970s, a new type of music emerged out of the southern states of Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi and Florida. Southern rock, the creation of young blue-collar white Americans, blended rock, soul, country and blues music together to present a new vision of the south – a post-civil rights southern identity complete with a celebration of the regions natural landscape and its way of life.

      The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd epitomised the definitive southern rock groups – a mixture of blues-rock and country with a southern rebelliousness and attitude. Unfortunately both The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd were to be struck by tragedy, which would affect the movement’s rise and fall.

      The backstory to southern rock is the fact that a number of the people involved in its creation had been central to the production of southern soul music in the 1960s mainly in Memphis, Tennessee, and the small town of Muscle Shoals (population around 10,000) deep within the bible-belt, liquor-free, deeply segregated state of Alabama, creating 100s of R&B hits on an almost daily basis.

      Here in Muscle Shoals, with its proximity to Memphis and Nashville, an all-white group of in-house musicians, (famously referred to by Lynyrd Skynyrd in the song ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ as the ‘Swampers’), created countless classic soul records for the likes of Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Etta James, Clarence Carter and more during the 1960s. 

      This album charts the rise and fall of southern rock from its funky swamp roots in southern soul to its phenomenal success in the first-half of the 1970s, including its influence on Nashville’s ‘outlaw’ country and tracing it right back to the arrival of rock and roll in the 1950s - the first meeting of black and white American music at the crossroads.

      CD One/Volume one vinyl is tracks 1-13.

      CD Two/Volume two vinyl is 14-25

      REVIEWS:

      "An impeccable collection of Southern Rock" THE GUARDIAN (*****)

      "Soul Jazz Records compilations are always worthwhile because of the care and detail they put into these nuggets of musical archaeology. There is not a bad track on Delta Swamp Rock. Southern rock continued the tradition of racial integration through music, that began in Memphis with rock and roll, combining soul, gospel, country and rock to come up with something that was, frequently, groovy in the extreme."  THE TIMES

      "An ambitious document of the tension between conservative musical aesthetics and breakout rock ’n’ roll styles that characterised the early 1970s inheritance of blues, soul and Country in the post- psychedelic South." THE WIRE

      • Lynyrd Skynyrd – The seasons
      • Barefoot Jerry – Smokies
      • Joe South – Hush
      • Bobbie Gentry – Papa Won't You Let Me Go To Town
      • Area code 615 – Stone Fox chase
      • Duane And Greg Allman – God Rest His Soul
      • Cher – I Walk On Guilded Splinters
      • Cowboy – Please Be With Me
      • The Allman Brothers – Ain't Wasting No Time
      • Link Wray – Be What You Want to
      • Boz Scaggs – I'll Be Long Gone
      • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Comin' Home
      • Bobbie Gentry – Seasons Come, Seasons Go
      • Leon Russell – Out In The Woods
      • Tony Joe White – Polk Salad Annie
      • Barefoot Jerry – Come To Me Tonight
      • Duane And Greg Allman – Morning Dew
      • Dan Penn – If Love Was Money
      • Linda Ronstadt – I Won't Be Hangin' Round
      • Waylon Jennings – Big D
      • Big Star – Thirteen
      • Bobbie Gentry – Mississippi Delta
      • Travis Wammack – I Forgot To Remember To Forget
      • Johnny Cash – If I Were A Carpenter
      • Billy Vera – I'm Leaving Here Tomorrow, Mama
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      TropicaliaA Brazilian Revolution in SoundSoul Jazz Records

      Tropicalia: A Brazilian Revolution in Sound. Tropicalia is one of the most significant cultural movements in Brazil encompassing music, film, visual art and theatre.

      ‘Tropicalia' is the first album to bring together all the key artists involved in the movement – Os Mutantes, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Tom Zé, Gal Costa and many more.

      The Tropicália movement was born in 1968, a momentous year around the world. It was the year of the Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy assassinations, the Prague Spring, the Chicago Convention, the Tet Offensive in Vietnam and the anti-war movement, the student rebellion in France, civil rights, the beginning of the end for the Soviet Union and the birth of the women’s movement. In Brazil, army violence that killed three protesters in the opening months of 1968 failed to keep students from protesting the four-year-old repressive Brazilian military dictatorship. It was against this extraordinary backdrop that Tropicália arrived. As a coherent movement allied to worldwide political and cultural unrest, Tropicália lasted little more than a year, yet it had – and continues to have – a profound effect on Brazilian society.

      Mixing psychedelic rock, avant-garde musique concrete (tape loops, sound experiments), samba, funk and soul, Tropicália was so radical – and its social implications so politically profound - that its leading protagonists, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, were arrested, imprisoned and finally exiled in 1969. Tropicália’s unique ideology mixed high art with mass culture. Tropicália created musical and cultural anarchy, a revolution in Brazilian sound with a legacy later to be internationally championed by such diverse artists as David Byrne, Beck, Kurt Cobain, Stereolab, The Bees and Tortoise. Tropicália artists loved the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. They loved such forgotten Brazilian musical radio heroes as Dorival Caymmi, Luis Gonzaga and Orlando Silva as much as they were interested in the avant-garde of John Cage and Stockhausen. The Tropicália artists loved Joao Gilberto even though the rise of Tropicália in many ways resulted in the demise of Bossa Nova, the elegant Brazilian music that had swept to international prominence at the start of the Sixties.

      REVIEWS

       "Essential! The vibrant sound of late 60's Brazil" Q MAGAZINE

      "A near perfect primer to Brazilian psychedelica" TIME OUT

      "An exhilarating blend of Bossa Nova, acid rock and avant-garde samba, funk and soul" MOJO

      "Subversive, psychedelic and rocking. A superlative compilation" THE GUARDIAN (CD of the Week)

      FEATURE REVIEWS:

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      • Gilberto Gil – Bat Macumba
      • Os Mutantes – A Minha Menina
      • Gal Costa – Tuareg
      • Gilberto Gil & Os Mutantes – Domingo No Parque
      • Caetano Veloso – Alfomega
      • Gal Costa – Sebatiana
      • Gilberto Gil – Procissao
      • Caetano Veloso – Irene
      • Os Mutantes – Ave Genghis Khan
      • Jorge Ben – Take It Easy My Brother Charlie
      • Tom Ze – Jimmy Renda-Se
      • Os Mutantes – Ando Meio Desligado
      • Caetano Veloso – Tropicalia
      • Tom Ze – Quero Sambal Meu Bem
      • Gal Costa – Vou Recomecar
      • Os Mutantes – Panis Et Circenses
      • Tom Ze – Gloria
      • Os Mutantes – Quem Tem Medo De Brincar De Amor
      • Caetano Veloso – Lost In The Paradise
      • Os Mutantes – Bat Macumba
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      New Orleans SoulSoul Jazz Records

      For more than ten years Soul Jazz Records have been exploring and documenting the sound of New Orleans Funk. Now we turn their attention to the flipside of this musical coin - New Orleans Soul.


      These two musical forms share a lineage that begins with the city’s enormous rhythm and blues explosion in the post-war 1940s and 1950s. New Orleans Soul incorporated the soulful vocals of the gospel church, the driving beat of rhythm and blues, as well as traces of the second-line parade bands and the latinized rhythms of the city. Here you will find New Orleans soul in all its glorious variations – from the deep, deep soul of singers Aaron Neville, Willie Tee and Robert Parker to the storming northern soul of Maurice Williams and Eldridge Holmes, the funky soul of Eddie Bo, Lionel Robinson and Ernie K-Doe all alongside the Crescent City’s finest soul sisters – Irma Thomas, Betty Harris, Jean Knight, Inell Young and more! 

      The main force behind New Orleans Soul is Allen Toussaint, a virtual one-man hit-making machine in the 1960s, writing, arranging and producing hit after hit for an unending list of unbelievably talented local singers such as Eldridge Holmes, Maurice Williams, Betty Harris, Ernie K Doe and Diamond Joe all of whom are featured. New Orleans is also a city of great musical families. Vocalist Aaron Neville was the brother of Art Neville (who formed The Meters) and later in the 1970s joined with brother Cyril to form The Neville Brothers. Soul vocalist supreme Willie Tee is also known as Wilson Turbinton, who alongside brother Earl, formed the super-heavy funk band The Gaturs and backed the Mardi Gras Indian group The Wild Magnolias. Also included here are rare, lost and killer soulful tracks from New Orleans artists Eddie Bo (and protégée vocalist Inell Young), Jean Knight, Jimmy Hicks, Francine King and more! 

      This album tells the story of New Orleans Soul and comes complete with extensive sleevenotes, exclusive photography, supreme sound quality and comes as deluxe CD with slipcase, booklet, and super-heavy, super-loud limited-edition double vinyl album + download code.

      • Robert Parker – Caught You In A Lie
      • Willie Tee – First Taste Of Hurt
      • Curley Moore – Don't Pity Me
      • Lionel Robinson – Steppin' Out
      • Irma Thomas – What's So Wrong With You Loving Me
      • Aaron Neville – You Can Give But You Can't Take
      • Maurice Williams – Being Without You
      • Jean Knight – What One Man Won't Do Another Man Will
      • Eldridge Holmes – Worried Over You
      • Barbara West – Congratulations Baby
      • Ernie K Doe – Back Street Lover
      • Betty Harris – I Don't Wanna Hear It
      • Aaron Neville – She's On My Mind
      • Irma Thomas – She'll Never Be Your Wife
      • Eldridge Holmes – Lovely Woman
      • Jimmy Hicks – Tell Her That I Love You
      • Diamond Joe – The ABC Song
      • Eldridge Holmes – Gone, Gone, Gone
      • Francine King – Two Fools
      • Eddie Bo – Don't Turn Me Loose
      • Aaron Neville – A Hard Nut To Crack
      • Inell Young – I've Never Considered
      New Orleans FunkSoul 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 collection of New Orleans Funk featuring acknowledged masters next to some of the earlier artists who shaped the meaning of funk. The album is also filled with many rare, sought after and undiscovered funk tracks. It covers the period from the emergence of New Orleans Funk in the early 1960's through to the mid-seventies.


      The record is an essential part of anyone in any way interested in Funk's record collection. It has some vital ingredients in it that you can't find elsewhere. With the sound of the New Orleans Funeral March Bands, Mardi Gras Indian Tribes and Saturday Night Fish Fries all as inspiration New Orleans Funk developed into a unique sound. 


      New Orleans is a port town. Originally owned by the French, this was where many slaves were brought from the West Indies. Many of these slaves came from Haiti and brought with them the religion of Voodoo and its drums and music. It became one of the first parts of America to develop a strong African-American culture leading to the invention of Jazz in the early 1900s. 


      A main feature of Jazz in New Orleans were the Jazz Funeral Marching bands. Solemn Brass bands accompanying a coffin would, on burial, be joined by a second line of drummers and dancers which would turn the event into a celebration of the spirit cutting free from earth. This African tradition is strong in New Orleans and still goes on to this day. The backline drums play a syncopated style that is neither on the beat nor the off-beat. It is these rhythms that are the basis of New Orleans Funk. 


      The album comes with a booklet presenting a historical explanation to how and why this music came about, and with lots of information about the people involved.


      Reviews:
      "A Perfect Primer For Funk Fans" Q (Top 5 albums of the year)
      "Probably the finest compilation that Soul Jazz has released. Essential" Time Out

      • The Explosions – Hip Drop
      • Lee Dorsey – Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further
      • Gentleman June Gardner – It's Gonna Rain
      • Eddie Bo – Check Your Bucket
      • Professor Longhair – Big Chief
      • Huey "Piano" Smith & His Clowns – Free, Single And Disengaged
      • Chuck Carbo – Can I Be Your Squeeze
      • Aaron Neville – Hercules
      • Mary Jane Hooper – I've Got Reasons
      • The Gaturs – Gator Bait
      • Allen Toussaint – Get Out Of My Life Woman
      • Cyril Neville – Tell Me What's On Your Mind
      • Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indian Band – Handa Wanda
      • Lee Dorsey & Betty Harris – Love Lots Of Lovin
      • The Explosions – Garden Of Four Trees
      • Ernie & The Top Notes – Dap Walk
      • The Meters – Just Kissed My Baby
      • Marilyn Barbarin – Reborn
      • Dr. John – Mama Roux
      • Danny White – Natural Soul Brother
      • Eddie Bo – Hook 'N' Sling, Pt. 2
      • Ernie K. Doe – Here Come The Girls
      • Robert Parker – Hip-Huggin
      • The Meters – Handclapping Song
      • 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
      Deutsche Elektronische MusikSoul Jazz Records

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


      Featuring a stunning line-up of groups including Cluster, Can, Faust, Popol Vuh, Neu!, Amon Düül, Harmonia, La Düsseldorf and Tangerine Dream as well as a host of lesser known groups such as Kollectiv, Ibliss, Between and many more. This new edition is fully re-mastered and features all the original artwork and tracks.


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


      German rock and experimental electronic music grew out of this worldwide counter-cultural revolution of 1968. The objectives were to create new music, ‘free’ from the past, many German youth turning their back on mainstream society. From the opening of the first collective/cooperative, Kommune 1, in Berlin, to the formation of the Baader-Meinhof terrorist group and the bombings, kidnappings and killings of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (RAF), young Germans sought out new values and a lifestyle outside of ‘the system’.


      These cooperative and communal experiences led to a number of new collective German bands forming such as Amon Düül, Faust, Can (all featured here) and others and these ideals drove this new movement. A music that gave seed out of the cultural ‘nothingness’ that young Germans felt as a consequence of Germany’s role in the Second World War. A generation who grew up stifled by the recent history of Nazi atrocities, the guilt of their parents’ generation and their disillusionment at the reintegration of old Nazis into mainstream society.



      Influenced equally by the electronic experimentalism of Stockhausen, the progressive rock of Pink Floyd and the black American jazz and soul music played at the occupying armed forces bases, young German artists seamlessly created out of this a new unique music with its own unique identity.


      Double CD pack with large 36-page outsize booklet encased in slipcase. The vinyl edition is made up of TWO separate volume heavyweight loud gatefold double albums (now + free download codes) featuring all sleevenotes and text.

      Double Vinyl Record A is tracks 1-13 (+ Download Code)

      Double Vinyl Record B is tracks 14 - 24 (+ Download Code)

      Digital download does not include track 3 and 23 which are physical only

      REVIEWS:

      ***** GUARDIAN REVIEW (John Savage)

      ***** GUARDIAN REVIEW (Dave Simpson)

      2x LP Record A/CD1:

      1. Can – A Spectacle
      2. Between – Devotion
      3. Harmonia – Dino
      4. Gila – This Morning
      5. Kollektiv – Rambo Zambo
      6. Michael Bundt – La Chasse Aux Microbes
      7. E.M.A.K. – Filmmuzik
      8. Popol Vuh – Morgengruss
      9. Conrad Schnitzler – Auf Dem Schwarzen Kanal
      10. La Düsseldorf – Rheinita
      11. Harmonia – Veterano
      12. Faust – It's A Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl
      13. Neu! – Hallo Gallo

      2x LP Record B/CD2:

      1. Cluster – Heisse Lippen
      2. Ibliss – High Life
      3. Moebius – Hasenheide
      4. Amon Düül II – Fly United
      5. Popol Vuh – Aguirre 1
      6. Ash Ra Tempel – Daydream
      7. Tangerine Dream – No Man's Land
      8. Amon Düül II – Wie Der Wind Am Ende Einer Strasse
      9. Roedelius – Geradewohl
      10. Can – I Want More
      11. Deuter – Soham

      • Can – Aspectacle
      • Between – Devotion
      • Harmonia – Dino
      • Gila – This Morning
      • Kollectiv – Rambo Zambo
      • Michael Bundt – La Chasse Aux Microbes
      • E.M.A.K – Filmmusik
      • Popol Vuh – Morgengruss
      • Conrad Schnitzler – Auf Dem Schwarzen Kanal
      • La Düsseldorf – Rheinita
      • Harmonia – Veterano
      • Faust – It's A Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl
      • Neu! – Hallo Gallo
      • Cluster – Heisse Lippen
      • Ibliss – Hi Life
      • Dieter Moebius – Hasenheide
      • Amon Duul II – Fly United
      • Popol Vuh – Aguirre 1
      • Ash Ra Tempel – Daydream
      • Tangerine Dream – No Man's Land
      • Amon Duul II – Wie Der Wind Am Ende Einer Strasse
      • Roedelius – Geradewohl
      • Can – I Want More
      • Deuter – Soham
      No SeattleSoul Jazz Records

      Soul Jazz Records new release takes us on a serious road trip into the North-West region of the USA, 1986-97, to explore the amazing lost and forgotten sounds of the Grunge era.
      This Deluxe massive 28-track Double CD with 44 page outsize booklet features extensive text, band features and interviews, exclusive photos.+ Also Worldwide digital release + Also Ltd.Edition Two seperate double-vinyl albums with full notes and free download code.

      The underground music scene of the North-west of America arose from the early 1980s, strung out in isolated towns across the vast state of Washington. In its early days bands who showed an allegiance to their roots of punk. Yet, by 1991,Nirvana, the biggest band in the world, had been born from this community of outsiders.


      This compilation features some of the many divergent bands who emerged out of the North-west during this era. Intensely researched and documented this album features many bands who have now disappeared from history after releasing maybe just a couple of singles, or an album, or even never making it onto vinyl – alongside some bands that continue to this day.
      Perhaps most fascinating is the wide-ranging styles that these grunge bands  incorporated - from punk to metal, experimental and more.


      All Roads lead to Nirvana: 17 of the bands featured here played alongside Nirvana in the period 1987-93. All 23 bands featured feature members who shared a stage with Nirvana. Jack Endino (The Ones) produced 37 Nirvana songs. Dave Foster (Helltrout) was Nirvana's 3rd drummer. Bundle of Hiss became TAD who played more gigs with Nirvana than any other band.
      With fantastically in-depth sleevenotes, interviews with most of the bands, exclusive photography and all sonically remastered tracks this is a comprehensive double CD (and 2 volumes of 2xLP vinyl releases) bringing together the hidden, lost and forgotten sounds of the North-west grunge era.


      Reviews & Articles:
      Seattle Times feature here.
      Irish Times here.
      Read article by compiler Nick Soulsby in Nirvana Legacy here 
      Read second article by the compiler here.
      Read article about the artwork here.

      • Starfish – This Town
      • Vampire Lezbos – Stop Killing The Seals
      • Nubbin – Windyyy
      • Saucer – Jail Ain't Stopping Us
      • Machine – Blind Man's Holiday
      • Medelicious – Beverly
      • Hitting Birth – Same 18
      • Nubbin – Wonderama
      • Crunchbird – Woodstock Unvisited
      • The Ones – Talk To Me
      • Pod – 123
      • Thrillhammer – Alice's Palace
      • Yellow Snow – Take Me For A Ride
      • Helltrout – Precious Hyde
      • Bundle Of Hiss – Wench
      • Starfish – Run Around
      • Thrillhammer – Bleed
      • Chemistry Set – Fields
      • My Name – Voice Of A Generation Gap
      • Small Stars – It's Getting Late
      • Shug – AM FM
      • Treehouse – Debbie Had A Dream
      • My Name – Why I Fight
      • Soylent Green – It Smiles
      • Kill Sybil – Best
      • Calamity Jane – Magdalena
      • Saucer – Chicky Chicky Frown
      • Attica – The System
      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
      Donald Alexander Strachan and The Freedom EnsembleSoul Translation: A Spiritual SuiteUniversal Sound

      Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound are releasing “Soul Translation: A Spiritual Suite" a superb lost USA deep jazz independent private-press album originally self-published by Donald Alexander Strachan and the Freedom Ensemble on Triad Music Concepts in 1975.

      This great soulful/spiritual jazz album was the only album that Strachan released and consequently has become a lost rarity -  a must for fans of Tribe, Strata-East and other conscious jazz from the 1970s and features in Gilles Peterson/Soul Jazz Records' Freedom, Rhythm and Sound book.

      Donald Alexander Strachan is composer, conductor, guitarist, vocalist and more leading a large 11-piece line-up that includes Jay Hoggard on vibes.

      Strachan studied in New York City in the 1970s with composer/saxophonist Sam Rivers and Ghanaian Drum-master Abraham Adzenyah as well as avant-garde guitarist/composer Bruce Johnson all of who helped shape his unique sound.

      In the 1980s Strachan entered into the collaborative world of cinema by composing musical scores and has been involved in cinema ever since both musically, as a scriptwriter and director. Donald Alexander Strachan and the Freedom Ensemble’s “Soul Translation: A Spiritual Suite" is a unique product of Strachan’s multicultural and African-American heritage and aesthetic - polyrhythmically complex and spiritually intense.

      This is a bespoke high quality hardback-cased Japanese thick card CD edition with exact-reproduction artwork from the original album.

      The 180-gram vinyl thick card exact-reproduction artwork is strictly limted to 1000 copies wordwide. 

      • – Temptation
      • – The Word
      • – Song of Searching
      • – Spiritual Travelers
      • – Masters of The Bourchakoun
      • – Silent Jubilation
      • – Tenth Door
      • – Aquarian Voices
      • – Soul Release
      Black Fire! New Spirits! BOOKImages of A Revolution : Radical Jazz in the USA 1960-75Soul Jazz Books

      Featuring: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Pharoah Sanders, Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman, Roland Kirk, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Alice Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Leon Thomas, Cecil Taylor and more!

       

      The 100s of stunning photographs in this new deluxe large format hardback book capture the radicalism and self- determination of pioneering jazz artists in the 1960s and early 1970s

       

      During this era, jazz music in the USA was in an almost constant state of revolution with the music and lives of African-American artists radicalised by civil rights, the avant garde, Black Power and a new spiritual awakening. 

       

      At the start of the 1960s, jazz entered a unique new period of revolution as African-American musicians re-defined the art form in the context of the civil rights movement, afro-centric rhythm and thought and an ideology of black economic empowerment.

       

      John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders, Albert Ayler and others developed a new cosmology of sound that was as revolutionary as the social and political changes that took place in America throughout the decade. From the musical explorations of John Coltrane, Cecil Taylor and Ornette Coleman, to the collective and community concerns of Chicagos Advancement for Creative Musicians and the black science fiction of Sun Ra, the new jazz musicians created a musical and cultural landscape from which jazz music never looked back.

       

      This large-format deluxe hardback book features hundreds of stunning photographs of the new jazz musicians in the USA throughout the 1960s presented with introductory essay and biographies on the many artists included in the book.

       

        • SJ Book (2.3kg)£30.00
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