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Brown Sugar

Black Pride

    ‘Black Pride’ is the seminal Lovers Rock tune from Brown Sugar, pressed loud for the first ever time on this new one-off press edition 12” on Soul Jazz Records.

    Brown Sugar formed in London in 1976, made up of teenagers Pauline Catlin, Caron Wheeler and Carol Simms. After Brown Sugar, Caron Wheeler became known worldwide as the vocalist in Soul II Soul, and Carol Simms launched a successful solo career under the name Kofi. 

    ‘Black Pride’ was originally released on the Lovers Rock label, a fledgling reggae label formed by musicians Dennis Bovell and John Kpiaye and producer Dennis Harris. Brown Sugar were unique - not only were they one of the most important of the first wave of lovers rock groups, they were also the only group who managed to successfully blend together a reggae roots consciousness with a lovers rock sensibility. The classic ‘Black Pride’ perfectly reflects this unique sound.

    TRACK LISTING

    A. Black Pride
    B. Proud

    Various Artists

    Studio One Rockers - 2022 Reissue

      Soul Jazz do it again with this awesome Studio One compilation that follows Jamaican music from ska, via rocksteady, reggae, deejay and dub to early dancehall. 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. Absolutely essential.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Sound Dimension - Real Rock
      2. Marcia Griffiths - Feel Like Jumping
      3. Freddy Mcgregor - Bobby Babylon
      4. Horace Andy - Skylarking
      5. Lennie Hibbert - Village Soul
      6. Brentford All-Stars - Greedy G
      7. Johnny Osbourne - Truth And Rights
      8. Ernest Ranglin - Surfin
      9. Michigan & Smiley - Eye Of Danger
      10. Dawn Penn - No, No, No
      11. The Skatalites - Phoenix City
      12. Prince Jazzbo - Crabwalking
      13. Jackie Mittoo - Hot Milk
      14. Lone Ranger - Badder Dan Dem
      15. Cedric Brooks - Ethiopia

      Various Artists

      Soul Jazz Records Presents Studio One Women Vol. 2

        Soul Jazz Records follows up one of their most popular Studio One releases with a brand new selection of rare and classic releases by women in reggae. Featuring legendary artists such as Marcia Griffiths, Rita Marley and Hortense Ellis (with a guest appearance by her brother Alton), alongside a host of rarities from lesser-known names such as Nina Soul, Nana Mclean, Denise Darlington, Myrna Hague and also Doreen Schaeffer, a vocalist who was a founding member of The Skatalites.

        There are notable covers, from Tyrone Davis’ soul classic ‘Can I Change My Mind’ to The Band’s 60s psychedelic classic ‘Turn Turn Turn’ in a rub-a-dub style. Doreen Schaeffer reversions Alton Ellis’s seminal ‘I’m Still In Love With You’, Nina Soul reversions the slack rocksteady anthem ‘Barb Wire’. A number of these tracks are almost impossible to find, and many have never been issued ever since their initial release.

        The music on the album is of course 100% killer and features backing from all of the seminal groups at 13 Brentford Road, including The Skatalites, Sound Dimension, Soul Brothers and the Brentford All Stars, and ranges from ska, rocksteady, roots, lovers and more from the 60s, 70s and 80s. All produced by Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd at Studio One Records, the number one sound in reggae music.

        TRACK LISTING

        Hortense Ellis - Can I Change My Mind
        Marcia Griffiths- Melody Life
        Myrna Hague - New World
        Marcia Griffiths - Shimmering Star
        Nora Dean - Heartaches
        The Jay Tees - Buck Town Corner
        Jennifer Lara - Turn Turn Turn
        Doreen & Alton - I’m Still In Love
        Doreen Schaeffer - Sugar Sugar
        Denise Darlington - Feel So Good
        Angela Prince - My Man Is Gone
        Nana McLean - Till I Kissed You
        Nina Soul - Barb Wire
        Jackie And Doreen - Welcome You Back Home
        Nina Soul - Sleeping Trees
        Rita Marley - Friends And Lovers
        Hortense Ellis - Secretly
        Marcia Griffiths - You’re No Good

        Dawn Penn

        No, No, No

          Stone-cold classic - the ultimate Studio One tune and the ultimate rhythm & blues / soul to reggae cut, as Dawn Penn vamps on Bo Diddley and Willie Cobbs. Floorshaking, speaker-busting seminal tune.

          First time ever on 12”.

          Cut super loud, and with a killer dub version on the flip.

          STAFF COMMENTS

          Matt says: THE ORIGINAL RIDDIM!!! Depending on your age and however you got to this tune (there are many covers, but I'm sure The Fugees might be one of the most recognized) you may not have heard Dub Specialist's monumental (and earth shaking) dub. A timeless and as powerful a slice of dub as anything the genre has produced. It's one of those, every-home-needs-one records.

          TRACK LISTING

          Dawn Penn - No, No, No
          Dub Specialist - Creator Version (No, No, No Dub)

          Various Artists

          Soul Jazz Records Presents 'Studio One Dub' - 18th Anniversary Edition

            18 years on from its original release, ‘Studio One Dub’ remains superhard hitting, featuring classic and rare dub tracks from Studio One, many available on vinyl for the first time in over thirty years.

            ‘Studio One Dub’ includes the dubs of many classic tracks, such as Horace Andy’s ‘Skylarkin’, Johnny Osbourne’s ‘Truth and Rights’, John Holt’s ‘Hooligan’ and Freddie McGregor’s ‘Bobby Bobylon’, plus many more rare tracks.

            The album also comes with two rare interviews - one with Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd about dub and dubplates and one with the sound engineer Sylvan Morris, talking about his ground breaking period at Studio One and the many innovations that he evolved there. In short, this is a 100% essential album.

            “Soul Jazz’s ‘Studio One Dub’ collection cannot help but to serve as loving tribute to Sir Coxsone Dodd. This giant of a man not only defined popular music for the isle of Jamaica, but for the world over, his innovations laying the foundations for hip-hop, dance and postrock […] Dodd's dubs drew on such a fertile ground of classic Jamaican rhythms that he rarely missed. As such, it's difficult to find fault with the versions presented here and many of these cuts are ridiculously rare […] This burning set celebrates Dodd's extraordinary life by mashing time and space until it's joyfully suspended. What better tribute could there be?” - Pitchfork

            TRACK LISTING

            Dub Specialist - Bionic Dub
            Dub Specialist - Take A Ride Version
            Dub Specialist - Sky Rhythm
            Dub Specialist - Taurus Dub 2
            Dub Specialist - Hooligan
            Dub Specialist - Dub Rock
            Dub Specialist - Rastaman Version
            Dub Specialist - Jah Jah Version
            Dub Specialist - Creator Version
            Dub Specialist - Running Dub
            Dub Specialist - Hi Fashion Dub
            Dub Specialist - Pretty Version
            Dub Specialist - Race Track Version
            Dub Specialist - Spawning
            Dub Specialist - In Cold Blood Version
            Dub Specialist - Chase Them Version
            Dub Specialist - Feel The Dub

            The Winstons

            Color Him Father

              What do Tyler the Creator, Mantronix, Stetsasonic, DJ Shadow, Eric B and Rakim, Brand Nubian, Jay-Z and N.W.A. have in common? How about UK Apachi and Shy FX, DJ Zinc, Bukem, Ganja Kru, Lemon D Ice, Dillinga, Photek, 4-Hero, Congo Natty, Krome and Time, Roni Size, Skream and Shut Up and Dance? Not to mention The Prodigy, Squarepusher, Leftfield, Oasis, Aphex Twin, Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, David Bowie, Primal Scream, Lady Gaga and Dizzee Rascal?

              Answer: They have all sampled The Winstons’ ‘Amen, Brother’, the most sampled drum break in the history of music (over 5000+ according to whosampled.com), it has shaped the history of electronic music ever since its creation in 1969.

              This is the official release of the Winston’s ‘Color Him Father’ album, out of print for fifty years on vinyl, a glorious, break-heavy album of soul, funk and gospel featuring the tracks ‘Color Him Father’, ‘Amen, Brother’ and loads more.

              The fully remastered album is housed in exact-reproduction original sleeve and design and comes with 4 extra bonus tracks that the group released only as singles. There is also a very special one-off, first pressing only of this album that comes with an exclusive one-sided dubplate special 12” of ‘Amen, Brother’ featuring a specially extended break mix of the classic tune.

              The Winstons’ ‘Amen, Brother’ was originally the B-side to ‘Color Him Father’, a superb soul tune released by a multi-racial group from Washington, DC, in 1969. The drum break was played by George GC Coleman, and the song was based on a Curtis Mayfield guitar riff. The soul connection was no coincidence. The Winstons were formed from the backing groups to both Otis Redding and Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions before they came into their own spotlight. The Winstons signed to Mayfield’s Curtom Records in Chicago in 1968. Drummer extraordinaire GC Coleman had already played with The Marvelettes, Otis Redding and Curtis Mayfield (and in the 1970s would play with the funk group Brick).

              ‘Color Him Father’ became a million-selling Number 1 R&B hit single in the US and the following year The Winstons released their debut (and only) album, also entitled ‘Color Him Father’, on Metromedia Records, featuring both sides of the single alongside nine other excellent soul, funk, gospel and R&B cuts. Unfortunately, the group split up the following year, citing difficulties in touring the southern US due to their inter-racial line-up, and their sole album has long-since sunk into obscurity.

              Fast forward nearly 20 years and the ‘Amen, Brother’ break was discovered by hip-hop producers after the song appeared on the seminal ‘Ultimate Breaks & Beats’ series of original breaks (alongside ground-breaking tracks such as James Brown’s ‘Funky Drummer’, The Incredible Bongo Band’s ‘Apache’ and Herman Kelly’s ‘Dance to the Drummers Beat’) in 1986. The track became the staple of hip-hop, with countless songs based on George GC Coleman’s epic six-second drum break.

              Fast forward once more, this time to the UK at the start of the 1990s, and 100s of drum and bass producers began sampling and speeding up the ‘Amen, Brother’ break, adding reggae bass lines to create first jungle and then drum and bass, and by the 1990s the ‘Amen’ drum break dominated this new musical genre.

              The Winstons’ ‘Color Him Father’ is a superb rare slice of soul, funk and gospel music that has changed the course of music over the last fifty years.

              TRACK LISTING

              CD / LP
              Color Him Father
              I’ve Gotta Be Me
              The Chokin’ Kind
              The Greatest Love
              A Handful Of Friends
              Everyday People
              Love Of The Common People
              Wheel Of Fortune
              The Days Of Sand And Shovels
              Birds Of A Feather
              Only The Strong Survive
              Traces
              Amen, Brother
              Say Goodbye To Daddy
              Mama’s Song

              Bonus 12” (SJRLP497 only)
              Amen Brother (Extended Mix)

              Various Artists

              Soul Jazz Records Presents - Life Between Islands - Soundsystem Culture: Black Musical Expression In The UK 1973-2006

              Soul Jazz Records’ new ‘Life Between Islands’ collection is inspired by the launch of Tate Britain’s exhibition of the same name. This landmark exhibition explores the links between Caribbean and British art and culture from the 1950s to now. ‘Soundsystem Culture: Black Musical Expression in the UK 1973-2006’, focuses on the most important Black British musical styles to emerge out of the distinctly Caribbean world of sound systems. The album features an all-star line-up including Dennis Bovell, Shut Up and Dance, Cymande, Digital Mystikz, Brown Sugar, Funk Masters, Janet Kay, Ragga Twins and more.

              The album is a lightning-rod journey across Roots Reggae, Jungle , Jazz- Funk, Lovers Rock, Jazz, Dubstep and more. Much of Soul Jazz Records’ catalogue comes out of these genres and this album is partly an overview of some of Soul Jazz’s earlier releases (including Digital Mystikz’ long-deleted groundbreaking and now highly collectible single ‘Misty Winter’) alongside some choice rare and classic tunes that span over 30 years of sound system culture.

              Many of the tracks represent how Black British artists defined their own identity, with songs such as Brown Sugar’s righteous ‘Black Pride’, ‘I’m In Love with A Dreadlocks’ and Tabby Cat Kelly’s powerful ‘Don’t Call Us Immigrants’. Aside from being musically rooted in the distinctly Jamaican-born phenomenon of the sound system, much of this identity is also shaped by the triangular relationship of being British-born, of Caribbean heritage, and with an equal love of African-American Jazz, Funk and Soul, as evidenced with many Lovers Rock reggae covers of American soul tunes (such as those of Jean Carn, William de Vaughan and Rose Royce featured here). This stateside influence can also be heard in groups such as the Funk Masters, a group formed by reggae radio DJ Tony Williams, whose jazz-funk music successfully crossed over into New York’s clubland, as well as the great Cymande, whose unique street-funk became staple material for numerous US hip-hop artists in the years that followed.

              In the early 1990s, jungle and drum and bass artists took the essence of reggae’s soundsystem culture - MCs, dubplates, crews - and applied them to their own music, applying heavy reggae bass lines to intense double-speed drum breakbeats. At the forefront of this new movement were the duo Shut Up and Dance, working closely with The Ragga Twins, aka Deman Rocker and Flinty Badman, both MCs for North London’s infamous Unity reggae soundsytem. In the early 2000s, dubstep, spearheaded by Digital Mystikz, became the latest instalment in this ever evolving soundsystem culture.

              STAFF COMMENTS

              Matt says: Dang this is good! Skilfully joining the dots of sound system culture from its very beginning till now would seem like a daunting task for anyone. But guided by the Black identity of the majority of Sounds, Soul Jazz offer up a catch-all release that takes us from roots reggae and soul to jungle and dubstep without ever losing sight of the subwoofer. A phenomenal collection which, by way of a few choicely licensed joints ("Misty Winter", "RK1" especially), should be a instant-buy for anyone with a penchant for UK dance music.

              TRACK LISTING

              Black Slate - Sticks Man
              Dee Sharp - Rising To The Top
              Asher Senator - One Bible 
              Cymande - Fug
              Digital Mystikz - Misty Winter
              Winston Curtis - Be Thankful For What You’ve Got
              Trevor Hartley - It Must Be Love
              Shut Up And Dance featuring The Ragga Twins - Java Bass
              Brown Sugar - Black Pride
              The Terrorist - RK1
              Black Harmony - Don’t Let It Go To Your Head
              Pebbles - Positive Vibrations
              The Ragga Twins - Ragga Trip
              Janet Kay And Alton Ellis - Still In Love
              Funk Masters - Love Money
              Cosmic Idren - Compelled
              Harry Beckett - No Time For Hello
              Sandra Reid - Ooh Boy
              Tabby Cat Kelly - Don’t Call Us Immigrants
              Brown Sugar - I’m In Love With A Dreadlocks

              Marilyn Barbarin

              Reborn / Believe Me

              Official repress of two Marilyn Barbarin singles here via Soul Jazz whih have previously commanded high figures on the 2nd hand scene.

              No-one quite knows when these two rare soul cuts originate from. Written by Edwin J. Bocage and produced by Eddie Bo they've become holy grails of record collectors, dancers and DJs alike - with originals often fetching well above £300!




              TRACK LISTING

              Reborn 
              Believe Me

              The Skatalites & Dub Specialist

              Man In The Street / Banana Walk - 2021 Repress

                Classic Studio 1 ska remastered and reissued on 7”. The Skatalites golden Man in the Street up top, backed with Dub Specialist’s masterful Banana Walk on the flip.

                TRACK LISTING

                Man In The Street Banana Walk

                The Gaylads & Sound Dimension

                Africa / Congo Rock - 2021 Repress

                  Roots reggae sure-shots from the Studio One archive, produced by the legendary bossman Clement “Coxsone” Dodd. The yearning, bouncing skank of The Gaylads’ Africa launched from the top, and backed with another percussive beauty in Sound Dimensions’ instrumental staple, Congo Rock on the other side.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Africa Congo Rock

                  Various Artists

                  Soul Jazz Records Presents Studio One Groups - 2021 Reissue

                    15 years on from its original release, ‘Studio One Groups’ remains one of the toughest of all the Soul Jazz / Studio One releases and features some of the biggest groups in the history of Reggae music, including Bob Marley and The Wailers, Toots and the Maytals and The Heptones, who all began their careers at 13 Brentford Road, under the guidance of the great producer and label owner Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd.

                    Featuring many, many classic and killer tunes from The Wailing Souls, Carlton and His Shoes, The Gladiators, The Ethiopians, The Mad Lads and more. ‘Studio One Groups’ brings together numerous classic artists alongside a number of rarities and delves into Studio One’s musical output in its prime in the 1960s and 70s, featuring Ska, Roots, Rocksteady, Dub and more. Clement Dodd’s role in launching and nurturing Reggae groups and singers is unsurpassed and Studio One’s success was due to Dodd’s ability to see talent, surround himself with it and nurture artists.

                    Launching Bob Marley and The Wailers’ career at Studio One also meant housing Marley in a flat in the studio compound, as well as employing Marley in an A&R role, checking out the latest American soul and jazz 45s that came out for Studio One artists to cover. In similar fashion, Leroy Sibbles, lead vocalist with the Heptones, became the key in-house bass player after being taught from scratch by Jackie Mittoo.

                    Studio One Groups were at the heart of the label’s success. The sweet threepart harmonies, so close to the heart of Jamaican music, can be heard throughout every stylistic change of Reggae music - Ska, Rocksteady, Roots and beyond - all of which are featured here in all their vocalised glory.

                    The album comes with excellent informative sleevenotes by the author and Studio One discographer Rob Chapman, and exclusive photography including the stunning colour picture of Bob Marley and the Wailers on the front of the release.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    The Wailing Souls - Mr Fire Coal Man
                    Righteous Flames - Solid Foundation
                    The Gaylads - Give A Helping Hand
                    The Bassies - Things A Come Up To Bump
                    The Mad Lads - You Will Never Know
                    The Clarendonians - You Can’t Be Happy
                    The Consumates - What Is It Carlton And The Shoes - Happy Land
                    The Viceroys - The Struggle
                    The Maytals - I’ll Never Grow Old
                    The Heptones - Get In The Groove
                    The Royals - Pick Up The Pieces
                    The Gladiators - Jah Jah Go Before Us
                    Bob Marley And The Wailers - Love And Affection
                    The Stingers - Down Presser International
                    The Cables - Baby Why
                    The Ethiopians - Owe Me No Pay Me
                    The Purpleites - The Pressure Is On
                    The Silvertones - Cheating And Lying

                    The Explosions

                    Hip Drop (Part 1)

                      One of a series of three long out of print New Orleans funk 45's from Soul Jazz Records.

                      The Explosions’ ‘Hip Drop’ is a seminal New Orleans party funk classic tune, featuring the phenomenal vocals of Juanita Brooks, the writing and production skills of Eddie Bo and the drums of James Black, the tightest funk drummer in the world! An absolutely stone-cold tune.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Hip Drop (Part 1)
                      Hip Drop (Part 2)

                      Chuck Carbo & The Soul Finders

                      Can I Be Your Squeeze

                      One of a series of three long out of print New Orleans funk 45's from Soul Jazz Records.

                      Chuck Carbo’s ‘Can I Be Your Squeeze’, backed with ‘Take Care Your Homework Friend’, are two of the most infectious break-heavy funk party tunes you will ever hear, written and produced by the legendary Eddie Bo and featuring the awesome syncopated drums of the phenomenal New Orleans drummer James Black.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Can I Be Your Squeeze
                      Take Care Your Homework Friend

                      Soul Jazz Books Present

                      Yo! The Early Days Of Hip Hop 1982-84 By Sophie Bramly

                        ‘Yo! The Early Days of Hip Hop 1982-84’ is a new book published by Soul Jazz Books/Records that features over 300 pages of stunning photographs documenting the rise of hip hop in the early 1980s, taken by French photographer Sophie Bramly.

                        In 1982, aged 22, Sophie Bramly moved from France to New York at and became firmly embedded in the emergent scene, taking pictures of everyone from graffiti artists and breakdancers to rappers.

                        The book features many stunning, intimate images of a star-studded roll call of legendary hip hop figures, all of whom were only just getting known or in their ascendency, including Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmixer DST, Jazzy Jay, Red Alert, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow, Lisa Lee, the Fat Boys, Run-DMC, Beastie Boys and many more, alongside legendary graffiti artists such as Keith Haring, Dondi, Futura, Phase One, Zephyr and Lady Pink, and breakdancers including members of Magnificent Force, Dynamic Breakers and the Rock Steady Crew.

                        Includes an introduction by Bill Adler and additional text by Fab Freddy, Grand Mixer D. St, Rahiem of The Furious Five, Arthur Baker, Zephyr, Muhamad of The Magnificent Force, Lady Pink, Mister Freeze of The Rock Steady Crew, Patti Astor and Slick Rick.

                        Sophie Bramly returned to France in 1984, bringing a number of US hip hop artists to Europe, moving to London in 1987 to host and produce MTV’s first ever hip hop show, Yo! MTV Raps. She currently lives in Paris and her work is featured extensively at Hip-Hop 360, a six-month long exhibition showing at the prestigious Philarmonie de Paris, France (December 2021 - August 2022).

                        Various Artists

                        Soul Jazz Records Presents: CUBA: Music And Revolution: Culture Clash In Havana: Experiments In Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 2

                        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 ever 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’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 has 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. 

                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Martin says: Though I've travelled extensively, I've not yet made it to Cuba, but with this great set of Latin grooves I feel it might be my next hunting ground.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        CD1
                        1. Juan Pablo Torres Y Algo Nuevo - Y Que Bien (4.24)
                        2. Orquesta Los Van Van - Por Que Lo Haces? (4.10)
                        3. Los Latinos - Quemando (2.46)
                        4. Farah María - Amame Y No Pienses Mas (4.13)
                        5. FA 5 - Muevete Con Las Fuerzas Del Corazon (5.53)
                        6. Tambores De Enrique Bonne - Como Arrullos De Palma (2.47)
                        7. Ricardo Eddy Martinez - Expresso Ritmico (4.11)
                        8. Los Papines - Solo De Tumba Y Bongo (5.31)
                        9. Grupo Sintesis - Aqui Estamos (2.31)
                        10. Los Van Van - Llegada (2.08)
                        11. Grupo Raices Nuevas - Baila Mi Guaguancó (5.02)

                        CD2
                        1. Luis Carbonell - La Rumba (3.53)
                        2. Orquesta Riverside - En Casa Del Trompo No Bailes (3.02)
                        3. Juan Formel & Los Van Van - Llegue, Llegue (5.51)
                        4. Grupo Los Yoyi - Tu No Me Puedes Conquistar (3.09)
                        5. Los Papines - Para Que Niegas? (4.23)
                        6. Grupo De Experimentación Sonora Del ICAIC - Cuba Va! (3.06)
                        7. Raul Gomez - Luces En La Pista (4.40)
                        8. Los Brito - El 4-5-6 (2.50)
                        9. Leo Brouwer - Tema De El Rancheador De La Naturaleza (1.37)
                        10. Ricardo Eddy Martinez - La 132 (4.23)
                        11. Los Reyes 73 - Finalizo Un Amor (3.37)

                        A
                        1. Juan Pablo Torres Y Algo Nuevo - Y Que Bien (4.24)
                        2. Orquesta Los Van Van - Por Que Lo Haces? (4.10)
                        3. Los Latinos - Quemando (2.46)
                        4. Farah María - Amame Y No Pienses Mas (4.13)

                        B
                        1. FA 5 - Muevete Con Las Fuerzas Del Corazon (5.53)
                        2. Tambores De Enrique Bonne - Como Arrullos De Palma (2.47)
                        3. Ricardo Eddy Martinez - Expresso Ritmico (4.11)

                        C
                        1. Los Papines - Solo De Tumba Y Bongo (5.31)
                        2. Grupo Sintesis - Aqui Estamos (2.31)
                        3. Los Van Van - Llegada (2.08)
                        4. Grupo Raices Nuevas - Baila Mi Guaguancó (5.02)

                        D
                        1. Luis Carbonell - La Rumba (3.53)
                        2. Orquesta Riverside - En Casa Del Trompo No Bailes (3.02)
                        3. Juan Formel & Los Van Van - Llegue, Llegue (5.51)

                        E
                        1. Grupo Los Yoyi - Tu No Me Puedes Conquistar (3.09)
                        2. Los Papines - Para Que Niegas? (4.23)
                        3. Grupo De Experimentación Sonora Del ICAIC - Cuba Va! (3.06)
                        4. Raul Gomez - Luces En La Pista (4.40)

                        F
                        1. Los Brito - El 4-5-6 (2.50)
                        2. Leo Brouwer - Tema De El Rancheador De La Naturaleza (1.37)
                        3. Ricardo Eddy Martinez - La 132 (4.23)
                        4. Los Reyes 73 - Finalizo Un Amor (3.37)

                        Soul Jazz Records new ‘Cold Wave #2’ 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.

                        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 Sifre 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.


                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Patrick says: If you've been paying attention to the fringe shit Matt and I have been pushing for the last five or so years, you should be well acquainted with the cuts on this killer Soul Jazz comp. Part 2 is just as its twin, boasted certified bangers from Lena, Tolouse Low Trax. De Ambassade and Job Sifre.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        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
                        Tolouse Low Trax - Rushing Into Water
                        V.C.V.S. - Hum
                        Dave I.D. - Help Starts
                        Broken English Club - Vacant Cars
                        Krikor Kouchian - Deserver Dub

                        Trees Speak

                        Shadow Forms

                          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’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 and 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 ‘No New York’). Trees Speak segue together all these elements into ‘Shadow Forms’, which follows on from their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Ohms,’ released on Soul Jazz Records less than six months ago.


                          STAFF COMMENTS

                          Barry says: 'Shadow Forms' is a perfectly balanced juxtaposition of grooving, angular kosmische and haunty, soundtrack sort of business. We get little bursts of jazzy instrumentation and smooth-flowing psychedelia, all brought together with a deftness of touch and a keen ear for melody.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          ‘Shadow Forms’
                          Large Array
                          Tear Kisser
                          Those Who Know
                          Transforming
                          Automat
                          False Ego
                          Communication
                          Crystal System
                          Agonize Signal
                          Magick Knives

                          Bonus 7” (SJRLP457)
                          Outtake
                          Transmitter

                          Theon Cross / Pokus

                          Candace Of Meroe / Pokus One

                            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.

                            Soul Jazz Records release an exclusive one-off pressing double-headed 12” single featuring Theon Cross and Pokus on the same day as the ‘Kaleidoscope’ album release.

                            Exclusive to independent retailers.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Theon Cross - Candace Of Meroe
                            Pokus - Pokus One

                            Soul Jazz Records’ new album ‘Kaleidoscope – New Spirits Known and Unknown’ brings together many of the groundbreaking 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 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.

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Emily says: It’s been a breathless few years for British jazz, with essential new artists appearing by the day on a plethora of labels up and down the country. Thankfully Soul Jazz are here to help us keep track, taking stock of the scene on this bumper triple vinyl collection.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            A
                            1. Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra - When The World Was One (7.38)
                            2. Yazmin Lacey - 90 Degrees (4.16)
                            3. Hector Plimmer - Communication Control (3.04)

                            B
                            1. Ill Considered - Long Way Home (Live At The Crypt) (8.03)
                            2. The Expansions - Mosaic (6.58)
                            3. Chip Wickham - Red Planet (5.44)

                            C
                            1. Levitation Orchestra - Odyssey (9.26)
                            2. Emma-Jean Thackray’s WALRUS - Walrus (2.47)
                            3. Tenderlonious And The 22a Arkestra - The Shakedown (6.18)

                            D
                            1. Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin Featuring Nubya Garcia - Tanner's Tango (4.48)
                            2. Collocutor - Gozo (6.02)
                            3. Makaya McCraven - Untitled (3.14)

                            E
                            1. Nat Birchall - Ancient World (9.50)
                            2. Ruby Rushton - Moonlight Woman (9.05)

                            F
                            1. Ebi Soda - Dimmsdale (3.11)
                            2. The Cromagnon Band - Thunder Perfect (5.12)
                            3. SEED Ensemble - Mirrors (7.38)

                            BONUS 7" SINGLE (With Indies Exclusive Vinyl Only)
                            A. Vels Trio - Yellow Ochre (Part 1) (3.04)
                            AA. Ishmael Ensemble - Kito's Theme (4.15)

                            ‘Apala: Apala Groups in Nigeria 1967-70’ is the first ever collection of Apala music to be released outside of Nigeria. The album focusses on a wide selection of recordings made in Nigeria in the 1960s, a time when Apala music was at the height of its popularity. Apala is a deeply rhythmical, hypnotic and powerful musical style that combines the striking nasal-style vocals and traditions of Islamic music, the Agidigbo (thumb piano) and the equally powerful drumming and percussion rhythms and techniques of the Yoruba of Nigeria.

                            The most significant figure in Apala music is undoubtedly Haruna Ishola, who features throughout this album. Ishola holds an almost mythological status in his role as populariser of Apala music in Nigeria. Ishola’s singing was believed to be so powerful that, without proper restraint, it could kill the recipient of his music. Apala is a popular music that also functioned as a form of cultural resistance - Apala music involved no western instrumentation and is sung in the Yoruba language, its aesthetic an implicit cultural rejection of the British Empire’s colonial rule over Nigeria which lasted from 1901 until independence in 1960.

                            Apala music was popular and widely accepted in Nigeria due to its philosophical and profound lyrical content alongside the complex rhythmic patterns of this heavily percussive style, which highlighted many of the percussion instruments of south-west Nigeria. Apala is one of a number of popular urban styles of music that came out of Nigeria in the 20th Century and sits alongside the more well-known (in the West) styles of Fuji, Highlife, Juju and Afrobeat. Of these modern forms Apala remains perhaps the most ‘roots’ style (sometimes described as ‘neotraditional’) due to the authenticity of its sound. It has similar Islamic roots to other neo-traditional styles of Nigeria - including Waka and Sakara - examples of which are also included on this collection contextualising the music of Apala. These recordings were originally made and released locally by Decca and EMI Records as well as a variety of independent labe

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Haruna Ishola And His Apala Group - Ewure Ile Komoyi Ode
                            Adebukonla Ajao And Her Group - Aboyin Ile
                            Rapheal Ajide And His Apala Group - Adura Fun Osiwowo
                            Haruna Ishola And His Apala Group - Orin To Mo Gbon Wa
                            R.A. Tikalosoro And His Group - Agilinti Lomu
                            Adebukonla Ajao And Her Group - A.B.D. Alawiye
                            Haruna Ishola And His Apala Group - Asa Ko Gbodo Wole Gbeiyele
                            Adeleke Aremu & His Group - Egbe Arowolo
                            Haruna Ishola And His Apala Group - Rufai Baolgun
                            R.A. Tikalosoro And His Group - Kiniun Kuro Leran Amu Sere
                            Haruna Ishola And His Apala Group - S. Aka
                            Adebukonla Ajao And Her Group - Lekele Bale
                            Kasumu Adio And His Apala Group - Odale Ore
                            Ayisatu Alabi And Her Group - Oko Lolomo Jimoh Agbejo Bo Ogun And His Group - Oriki Ibeji
                            Ayisatu Alabi And Her Group - Omo Olobi
                            Rapheal Ajide And His Apala Group - Orin Aje
                            Adebukonla Ajao And Her Group - Sunday Babayemi

                            Various Artists

                            Soul Jazz Records Presents Soul Of A Nation: Jazz Is The Teacher, Funk Is The Preacher

                              ‘Soul Of A Nation: Jazz Is The Teacher, Funk Is The Preacher’ is a powerful new collection of radical jazz, street funk and proto-rap made in the era of Black Power (1969-75).

                              This is the second ‘Soul Of A Nation’ album released by Soul Jazz Records to coincide with the exhibition ‘Soul Of A Nation - Art In The Age Of Black Power’, critically acclaimed and enormously successful when it opened at the Tate Modern in London last year (as was Soul Jazz Records’ accompanying first album ‘Soul Of A Nation: Afro-Centric Visions In The Age Of Black Power 1968- 79’). The blockbuster international exhibition is now at the Brooklyn Museum, New York, travelling to Los Angeles in 2019.

                              This new album features a number of important and ground-breaking African-American artists - The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Don Cherry, Funkadelic, Gil Scott-Heron and more - alongside a host of lesser-known artists all of whom in the early 1970s were exploring new Afrocentric poly-rhythmical styles of music - radical jazz, street funk and proto-rap - while at the same time exploring the Black Power and civil-rights inspired notions of self-definition, self-respect and self-empowerment in their own lives.

                              During this era African-American jazz musicians ripped up traditional definitions - rejecting the term ‘entertainer’ to redefine themselves instead as ‘artists’. They worked outside of the mainstream music industry perceiving this artistic relationship to be fundamentally exploitative and politically flawed. Artists instead formed their own pan-arts community-centric collectives, set up their own record labels, ran concerts in alternative performance spaces - art galleries, parks, lofts, community centres - all as a way of taking control of their own creative destinies.

                              At the start of 1960s jazz musicians had embarked on an intense period of musical experimentation as artists John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry sought to dismantle the traditional definitions of jazz by creating new music that broke free from its establishment shackles. By the end of the 1960s, forward-thinking African-American jazz musicians had absorbed the ideas of this radical and avant-garde path but also began to introduce many new elements - not just civil rights concepts of freedom but also black power ideas of self-respect, righteousness and anger.

                              Their music developed into a radical and intense Afrocentric mix of jazz, funk, soul and street poetry, all in search of a new musical language that could better represent artistic African-American cultural expression.

                              All of the featured artists here were involved in this search in different ways; A shared sense of Afrocentric collectivism joined the dots between the deep avant-garde experimentalism of The Art Ensemble Of Chicago (here featuring soul singer Fontella Bass singing the powerful ‘Theme de Yoyo’) to the hyper funk psychedelia of George Clinton’s Funkadelic.

                              The poetry of Gil Scott-Heron and Sarah Webster Fabio performed with a backdrop of street funk and heavyweight percussion laid down the template for the birth of rap. The Har-You Percussion Group, a group of young Harlem teenagers, showed how government-sponsored social initiatives helped create great art and music. Gary Bartz and The Oneness of Juju offer spirituality and cosmology. Collectives like The Pharaohs and Detroit’s Tribe add deep jazz and street funk in equal measures.

                              Influenced and radicalised by Black Power and civil rights, all these artists were involved in creating - in the words of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago - ‘Great Black Music: Ancient To Future’.

                              STAFF COMMENTS

                              Millie says: This compilation has collected all the best tunes from the funk/soul genre from Gil Scott-Heron to Baby Huey. Spread over three LP's, this is a feast for the ears!

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Theme De Yoyo
                              The Har-You Percussion Group - Welcome To The Party
                              The Pharaohs - Damballa
                              Baby Huey - Hard Times
                              James Mason - Sweet Power, Your Embrace
                              Byron Morris And Unity - Kitty Bey
                              Funkadelic - Nappy Dugout
                              Rashied Ali & Frank Lowe - Exchange Part 2 (II)
                              Gary Bartz NTU Troop - Celestial Blues
                              Oneness Of Juju - Space Jungle Funk
                              Sarah Webster Fabio - Work It Out
                              Tribe (Wendell Harrison & Phillip Ranelin) - Beneficent
                              Gil Scott-Heron - Whitey On The Moon
                              Don Cherry - Brown Rice

                              Various Artists

                              Soul Jazz Records Presents - Studio One Freedom Sounds: Studio One In The 1960s

                              "Studio One Freedom Sounds" is the new collection from the nation's favourite one-stop shop, focusing on the intense period in the second half of the 1960s when Studio One’s vast and unbeatable output of ska, soul, rock steady and reggae made it literally one of the hottest musical empires in the world.

                              During this highly successful period, Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd released hundreds and hundreds of superlative singles seemingly on an almost daily basis, in the process making huge stars out of Jamaican singers such as Alton Ellis, Delroy Wilson, The Wailers, Slim Smith, Jackie Opel and many more.

                              Powered by the finest in-house musicians working in Jamaica, whether it was The Skatalites, Jackie Mittoo’s Soul Brothers, The Sounds Dimension or The Soul Vendors, Studio One functioned as hit factory on the scale of Motown in the USA, shaping and defining reggae music for decades to come.

                              Singlehandedly Studio One’s founder Clement Dodd was able to create the most successful vertically-integrated record company that Jamaica had ever known with pressing plant, printers, studio, shops and sound systems all running at once, with over 50 employees and hundreds of artists working with Studio One during this time.

                              "Studio One Freedom Sounds" tells the story of Studio One in the 1960s with a stunning set of ska, soul, rock steady and reggae killer tunes as well as informative sleevenotes and track-by-track info by Noel Hawks.


                              TRACK LISTING

                              Don Drummond & The Skatalites - Rain Or Shine
                              The Gaylads - Morning Sun
                              Delroy Wilson - Just Because Of You
                              Alton Ellis - Sunday Coming
                              Jackie Opel - I Am What I Am
                              Peter Tosh - I Am The Toughest
                              Delroy Wilson - Get Ready
                              Mr. Foundation - Timo-Oh
                              Roland Alphonso & The Soul Brothers - Provocation
                              Leroy & Rocky - Love Me Girl
                              Slim & Delroy - Look Who Is Back Again
                              The Skatalites - Spread Satin
                              Barrington Spence - Contemplating Mind
                              Ernest Ranglin - Psychedelic Rock
                              Bob Marley & The Wailers - Destiny
                              Roland Alphonso - Reggae In The Grass
                              Zoot Simms - We Can Talk It Over
                              Jackie Mittoo - Hi Jack

                              This new edition of Soul Jazz Records’ ‘The World Of Arthur Russell’, the seminal collection of Arthur Russell’s essential music, is released on heavy deluxe triple vinyl and deluxe tip-on Japanese style CD edition.
                              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.

                              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 Kevorkian and Walter Gibbons. Similarly, his songwriting, 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 15 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.


                              TRACK LISTING

                              Dinosaur L - Go Bang (Francois Kevorkian 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 - Let's Go Swimming (Walter Gibbons Mix)
                              Dinosaur L - In The Cornbelt (Larry Levan Mix)
                              Arthur Russell - Treehouse
                              Indian Ocean - Schoolbell/Treehouse (Walter Gibbons Mix)

                              Konkere Beats

                              Yoruba! Songs & Rhythms For The Yoruba Gods In Nigeria

                              Soul Jazz Records’ latest album ‘Yoruba! Songs & Rhythms For The Yoruba Gods In Nigeria’ is newly recorded in Lagos, Nigeria. The album is co-produced by Soul Jazz Records label head Stuart Baker and Laolu Akins (founding member of the legendary 1970s Nigerian Afro-Funk/Rock group Blo).

                              ‘Yoruba!’ features an array of local master drummers led by Olatunji Samson Sotimirin and singers (featuring the lead vocals of Janet Olufanmilayo Abe) performing heavyweight Afro-rhythms, with talking drums, Bata and Dundun drums and a mass of percussion in these deep spiritual and sacred songs used to honour and worship the traditional and ancient Yoruba gods in Nigeria, West Africa.

                              The enormous impact of Yoruba and West African music and culture is worldwide - from the first Afro-centric explorations of African- American jazz musicians in the 1950s such as Art Blakey, Randy Weston and Dizzy Gillespie, the explosion of Nu Yorican Latin music in New York City starting in the 1960s - Mambo, Boogaloo, Latin funk and soul - through to the sacred and powerful Afro-derived music of the religions of Santería in Cuba, Candomblé in Brazil and Voodoo in Haiti, which all came into existence on account of the Atlantic slave trade which began over 400 years ago. On a wider scale West African music remains the primary root of all African-American musical forms - from New Orleans jazz to Bronx rap, gospel, soul and more.

                              This album features songs honouring the Nigerian gods of the Yoruba traditional religion - Yemoja, Obatala, Ogun, Sango and others - as well as a selection of instrumental cuts focusing on the Bata and Dundun drums.

                              The album comes complete with extensive text and photography. 40- page outsize booklet / gatefold double vinyl and inners showing the influence of Yoruba culture throughout the world and the social and historical context for the music contained here.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Homage To Yemoja
                              Homage To Esu
                              Sakara Instrumental
                              Ensemble
                              Homage To Obatala
                              Eulogy To Amila
                              Homage To Sango
                              Agbe Gbe-Wadele
                              Eulogy To Ori-Ola
                              Bata Drums Ensemble
                              Homage To Osun
                              Eshere
                              Dundun Instrumental
                              Ensemble
                              Homage To Ogun

                              Featured here is a new collection spanning Studio One’s dancehall period - singers and deejays on classic Studio One rhythms, studio and electronic wizardry from the Brentford Road headquarters, lots of rare 12” singles, all effortlessly brought together to nice up the dance.

                              When Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd first ruled the dancehalls of Kingston in the 1950s, fighting off the soundsystem competition of Duke Reid, King Edwards and others, few could imagine how far the reign of Studio One would last. However, the emergence of dancehall as a distinct style of reggae at the end of the 1970s, as upstart competing producers began recording vocalists and deejays performing over replayed classic Studio One rhythms, in many ways made the influence of Clement Dodd’s vision more omnipotent than ever before (and lasting to this day).

                              Not surprisingly, Clement Dodd’s creativity and business acumen made him quick to respond to this musical phenomenon - he soon began voicing the new stable of Studio One singers and deejays, such as Sugar Minott and Lone Ranger, over original classic Studio One rhythms recorded in the late 1960s - by producing some of the most innovative, time-bending and creative music of his career.

                              This album comes as CD with slipcase, super-loud, super-heavy triple vinyl with free download code.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Ernest Wilson - Why Oh Why
                              Johnny Osbourne - Lend Me The Sixteen
                              Windel Haye - Haunted House
                              Green Tea & Chassy - Ghetto Girl
                              Johnny Osbourne - Time A Run Out
                              Lone Ranger - Noah In The Ark
                              Devon Russell - Thanks And Praise
                              Brentford Disco Set - Rebel Disco
                              Doreen Schaffer - I Don’t Know Why
                              Slim Smith - Lonely Lover
                              Field Marshall Haye - Roots And Herb Style
                              DJ Dawn & The Ranking Queens - Peace Truce Thing
                              Jim Brown - Cure For The Fever
                              Sugar Minott - Peace Treaty Style
                              Lloyd Robinson - It Deep
                              Barry Brown - Far East
                              Windel Haye & Captain
                              Morgan - Flood Victim
                              Ernest Wilson - Pick Them Up

                              Various Artists

                              Invasion Of The Mysteron Killer Sounds

                                Kevin Martin (aka The Bug / King Midas Sound) and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) have put together a unique project bringing together new, exclusive and in demand digital music by electronic futurists Harmonic 313, Diplo, Roots Manuva, South Rakkas Crew,The Bug and more, alongside a killer selection of Jamaican digital and electronic scientific dub and dancehall. Exclusive new tracks and mixes by Harmonic 313, Stereotyp, Federation; in demand tracks from the likes of Roots Manuva, Diplo and South Rakkas Crew; the toughest digital and twisted rhythms from legendary producers King Jammy, Steely and Clevie, Sly Dunbar, Prince Jazzbo, King Tubby, Firehouse Crew and more all feature on this unique release.

                                The double album comes in special edition heavyweight deluxe hardcover 2CD card casing complete with a deluxe 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 & Clevie, Jammy, Jazzbo, complete with Alien Sound Lord Abductors, Aural Freedom Fighters and Digi-Dub Voyagers.


                                TRACK LISTING

                                CD ONE:
                                1. Steely & Clevie ‘Streetsweeper’
                                2. Lenky & Sly ‘Now Thing’
                                3. Ricky Ranking Ft. Roots Manuva ‘Doogoo Dub’
                                4. Dave Kelly ‘The Return’
                                5. Annex Crew ‘Summerbounce’
                                6. Federation Sound ‘Flatlands (Brooklyn Dub Mix)’
                                7. Lenky ‘Diwali Riddim’
                                8. Team Shadatek ‘Yoga Riddim’
                                9. Stereotyp Ft. Alley Cat ‘Modern Times’
                                10. The Grynch Ft. Tippa Irie ‘Electro Agony In Dub’
                                11. Fira ‘Hummer Version’
                                12. Diplo ‘Diplo Rhythm’
                                13. Harmonic 313 ‘Bazooka Riddim’
                                14. Ward 21 Productions ‘Pit Bull’
                                15. Redlight ‘M.D.M.A’.
                                16. The Bug ‘Aktion Dub’

                                CD TWO:
                                1. Fat Eyes ‘Clothes Pin Rhythm’
                                2. Steven Ventura 4 Kings Of Kings ‘Throw Your Hands Up Version’
                                3. Sly Dunbar And Christopher Birch ‘Corners Boy’
                                4. David Jahson ‘King Of Kings Dub’
                                5. Fat Eyes ‘Steel Plate’
                                6. South Rakkas Crew ‘Red Alert’
                                7. Parara And McCoy ‘Them Can’t Hold Yuh Gal Version’
                                8. King Tubby ‘Fat Thing Version’
                                9. World Beat ‘Gold Mine’
                                10. Andre ‘Suku’ Gray (Jammys) ‘Sign Rhythm’
                                11. Henfield And Shadowman ‘Babatunde’
                                12. Firehouse Crew ‘No False Hair’
                                13. Computer Paul ‘World Talk’
                                14. Fat Eyes ‘Overdose’
                                15. Prince Jazzbo ‘Great Stone Version’
                                16. Kickin’ Productions ‘What You Gonna Do’
                                17. Pliers (Bonner Productions)’ I’m Your Man Dub’
                                18. Wiz Kidz ‘Team In My Heart Version’
                                19. Jammys ‘Jam 2’ James (Jammys) ‘Peenie Peenie’


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