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Ripple

Ripple (Black Friday 23 Edition)

    THIS IS A BLACK FRIDAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

    IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8AM ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25TH).


    Seminal rare groove funk and deep soul album originally released in 1973 on GRC Records now released 50 years later on Soul Jazz Records in this fully remastered edition of this CLASSIC album especially for RSD/Black Friday.

    The album ‘Ripple’ contains the all-time classic ‘I Don’t know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky’, one of the most memorable funk tunes of all time and sampled many times over.

    Ripple’s unique blend of funk, soul, rock, proto-disco and more stood them alongside groups like Funkadelic, Brass Construction, Mandrill, Pleasure, Kool and the Gang and The Blackbyrds, who were all blending these styles while remaining firmly focused on the dancefloor. Like the group Funkadelic, Ripple hailed from Michigan and in 1976 opened for the group on their Parliament/Funkadelic Mothership Connection tour.

    This classic album has been out of print for nearly 30 years on vinyl and is now fully remastered and presented here in its original artwork

    Limited to 500 copies for the UK & Ireland.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. You Were Right On Time
    2. Be My Friend
    3. I Don't Know What It Is,
    4. But It Sure Is Funky
    5. I'll Be Right There Trying
    6. Get Off
    7. See The Light In The
    8. Window
    9. A Funky Song
    10. Willie, Pass The Water
    11. Dance, Lady Dance
    12. Ripplin'

    Various Artists

    Soul Jazz Records Presents - Studio One Kings (Black Friday 23 Edition)

      THIS IS A BLACK FRIDAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

      IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8AM ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25TH).


      Soul Jazz Records’ new one-off limited-edition heavyweight special-edition coloured vinyl pressing + download code exclusively for Black Friday 2023 of Soul Jazz Records’ long out of print classic ‘Studio One Kings’.

      Featuring a new striking alternative sleeve design (featuring the singer Freddie McKay) as well as a special yellow coloured vinyl pressing, ‘Studio One Kings’ is a 'who's who' of the world's greatest reggae artists.

      Studio One’s list of singers launched at the famous label reads like a roll call of Jamaican music. Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Freddie McGregor, Johnny Osbourne and more.

      This album features classic and rare tracks that span the breadth of the legendary Studio One catalogue: Ska, Roots, Rocksteady, Lovers and more from the 1960s and 70s.

      The album comes with sleeve-notes by the celebrated writer Chris Salewicz, author of Reggae Explosion, Rude Boy as well as notable books on Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Page, Joe Strummer and more.

      Limited to 1000 copies for the UK & Ireland.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Larry Marshall - I've Got To Make It
      2. Horace Andy - Every Tongue Shall Tell
      3. Alton Ellis - The Well Run Dry
      4. Johnny Osbourne - Water More Than Flour
      5. Anthony Rocky Ellis - I'm The Ruler
      6. Cornell Campbell - Pretty Looks Isn't All
      7. Alexander Henry - Please Be True
      8. Burning Spear - Them A Come
      9. Joe Higgs - Change Of Plan
      10. Devon Russell - Roots Natty
      11. Ken Boothe - Be Yourself
      12. Freddie Mcgregor - I Shall Be Released
      13. Freddie Mckay - Father Will Cut You Off
      14. The Ethiopian - Locust
      15. George Philip - One One
      16. John Holt - I Don't Want To See You Cry
      17. Delroy Wilson - Won't You Come Home

      Various Artists

      Soul Jazz Records Presents Studio One Scorcher - 2023 Reissue

        “I think if a nuclear family could have a soundtrack, ours would be the Soul Jazz comp ‘Studio One Scorcher’. I wouldn’t say it’s the best record ever made, but if I heard it every single day for the rest of my life, I’d be 100% cool with it.” - DJ

        New one-off press transparent orange coloured triple vinyl edition (with download code) of Soul Jazz Records’ long unavailable ‘Studio One Scorcher’, featuring a blistering collection of rare and classic cuts recorded at Studio One.

        ‘Studio One Scorcher’ is one of the most important collections in Soul Jazz Records’ ‘Studio One’ series, bringing together an unmissable collection of stand-out cuts from many of the finest players ever in Jamaica and in reggae music.

        Featuring The Skatalites, Jackie Mittoo, Tommy McCook, Cedric Brooks, Tommy McCook, The Sound Dimension, Don Drummond, Brentford Road All Stars and more. Heavy, heavy tunes from start to finish! All killer no filler! 

        These tunes encompass ska, rocksteady, roots, dub and more. Studio One instrumentals are the foundation of reggae. They literally define reggae music. Many of these classic recordings became the basis for everything that followed in reggae music, replayed and versioned thousands of times. 

        Here you will find Jackie Mittoo’s seminal ‘Sidewalk Doctor’, Don Drummond Jnr’s classic ‘Heavenless’, The Soul Vendors’ ‘Ringo Rock’ and the Sound Dimension’s ‘Heavy Rock’. All original artists and original classic tunes, all on one album. Not to mention a host of utterly superb rarities from the mighty vaults of Studio One.

        TRACK LISTING

        The Skatalites – Coconut Rock
        Cedric Im Brooks & The Sound
        Dimension – Mun-Dun-Go
        Tommy Mccook, Richard Ace,
        The Skatalites & Disco Height – Shockers Rock
        Soul Vendors – Ringo Rock
        Jackie Mittoo & Ernest Ranglin – Jericho Skank
        New Establishment – The People Skanking
        Karl Bryan & The Afrokats – Money Generator
        Lester Sterling – Afrikaan Beat
        Sound Dimension – Heavy Rock
        Sugar Belly – In Cold Blood
        Don Drummond & The Skatalites — Heavenless
        Soul Bros. – Bugaloo
        Vin Gordon – Red Blood
        Pablove Black – Push Pull
        Jackie Mittoo & Brentford Rockers – Sidewalk Doctor
        Liberation Group – Namibia
        Brentford Road All Stars – Last Call
        Soul Defenders – Still Calling
        Karl Bryan & Count Ossie – Black Up

        Alien Starr

        World Of Ecstasy

          Superb slice of super-rare electro funk grooviness originally released as a one-off small-run private press 12” single out of Ohio, USA in 1985.

          Complete with vocoders, slap bass, drum machine, hand claps and space vocals, this electro boogie funk rarity is the jam.

          This is a one-off pressing, exact reproduction single, remastered and restored by Soul Jazz Records, and is taken from Soul Jazz Records’ recent ‘Space Funk 2 - Afro-Futurist Electro Funk In Space 1976-84’ compilation.

          This 12” comes in four-colour black and white original sleeve design and features both an extended and short version of ‘Music-A-Lizer’ plus two extra tracks, ‘World Of Ecstasy’ and ‘Computer’.

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Music-A-Lizer (Short Version)
          2. World Of Ecstasy
          3. Music-A-Lizer (Long Verson)
          4. Computer

          Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Brothers

          Last Train To Skaville - 2023 Edition

            “Jackie Mittoo was one of the great names in Jamaican music, manning the keyboards for the Skatalites, the Soul Vendors, and Sound Dimension - three of the greatest house bands of the 60s (and I mean anywhere, not just in Jamaica).” - Pitchfork

            New one-off press transparent green double vinyl edition of Soul Jazz Records’ classic Jackie Mittoo and The Soul Brothers ‘Last Train To Skaville’, featuring classic tracks recorded at Studio One.

            Jackie Mittoo is one of the most important artists in the history of Jamaican music. As founding member of the legendary Skatalites, as in-house arranger / producer at Studio One and as a solo artist in his own right, leading groups such as The Soul Brothers, Sound Dimension and Soul Vendors.

            These classic and rare recordings were made in the mid-1960s at Studio One. The Soul Brothers bridged the gap between Ska and the arrival of Rocksteady mixing it all up with Funk, Jazz and Latin styles.

            The Soul Brothers recorded at Studio One between 1965-1967, the transitionary period between Ska and Rocksteady where the music was a mixture of Funk, Latin and Jazz sometimes with a reminder of Ska and the hint of Rocksteady.

            The Soul Brothers were born in 1965 out of the ashes of the great Skatalites. The new group featured ex-Skatalites members Jackie Mittoo, Roland Alphonso, Johnny Moore and Lloyd Brevitt. By the end of the year the group were up and running, releasing countless addictively catchy singles and two albums, as well as becoming the new house band at Studio One, following the demise of The Skatalites.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Train To Skaville
            2. Roland Alphonso & The Soul Brothers – James Bond
            3. The Soul Brothers – Voodoo Moon
            4. The Soul Brothers – Ska Shuffle
            5. Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Take Ten
            6. The Soul Brothers – Chicken And Booze
            7. The Soul Brothers – Honey Pot
            8. The Soul Brothers – Mr Flint
            9. Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites – Dr Ring Ding
            10. The Soul Brothers – Got My Boogaloo
            11. Roland Alphonso & The Studio One Orchestra – From Russia With Love
            12. Roland Alphonso & The Soul Brothers – Ska-Culation
            13. Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Home Made
            14. Roland Alphonso & The Soul Brothers – Sufferer's Choice
            15. The Soul Brothers – One Stop
            16. The Soul Brothers – Hot And Cold

            Lone Ranger

            Love Bump

              All time party Studio One dancehall tune from the legendary Lone Ranger, guaranteed to make people dance. Monster, monster tune! 100% essential!

              The Skatalites

              Guns Of Navarone

                A seminal ska all-time anthem on new clean loud pressing, originally released in 1965 in Jamaica and the UK, The Skatalites insanely addictive ska tune always sounds fresh and fills any dancefloor. Check the stunning ska dancer tribute to Marcus on the flipside - killer. 100% essential!

                Various Artists

                Yo! Boombox - Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro And Disco Rap 1979-83

                  Yo! Boombox is the new instalment of Soul Jazz Records’ Boombox series on the early days of hip-hop on vinyl and features some of the many innovative underground first-wave of early rap and disco rap records made in the USA in the period 1979-83.

                  The album includes the first releases of seminal groups such as Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five and The Funky Four Plus One More through to a host of rarities and little-known obscurities such as the Carver Area High School band’s ‘Get Live 83’, an awesome record made at a Chicago high school.

                  The album is released as a deluxe triple LP complete with 3x full inner sleeves of extensive sleeve notes, exclusive photography and original label artwork. There is also a very-limited one-pressing only special deluxe version that comes with an extra bonus super-rare 7” single of ‘Magic’s Rap’ by Magic’s Trick, aka ex-marine Magic Fraga, a record that was only ever available on US military bases! The album also comes as a deluxe double CD pack with 30-page booklet and slipcase.

                  Yo! Boombox also features the stunning photography of Sophie Bramly, one of a very select group of photographers (alongside Henry Chalfant, Martha Cooper, and Joe Conzo) who were allowed full access to document the exciting early days of hip-hop in New York.

                  These first exuberant wave of innocent, upbeat, party-on-the-block rap records were the first to try and create the sounds heard in community centres, block parties and street jams that first took place in the Bronx in the mid-1970s. Where the first DJs – Flash, Kool Herc and Bambaataa – were back-spinning, mixing and scratching together now classic breakbeat records like The Incredible Bongo Band’s Apache or Babe Ruth’s The Mexican, these first pre-sampling rap records were all made using live bands, often replaying then current disco tunes. As Chic’s ‘Good Times’ was to ‘Rappers’ Delight’, the songs here feature then-current dancefloor hits such as the Tom Tom Club’s ‘Genius of Love’, Cheryl Lynn’s ‘To Be Real’, MFSB’s ‘Love Is the Message’ while MCs rapped over the top, creating a unique new sound. In fact, the links between disco and rap date back earlier to the ‘party style’ MCing of figures such as the legendary DJ Hollywood or radio DJs like Frankie Crocker.

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

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Vinyl Tracklisting:
                  Side A:
                  1. The Carver Area High School Seniors - Get Live '83 (7.43)
                  2. Mike T - Do It Any Way You Wanna (6.53)
                  Side B:
                  1. Chapter III - Real Rocking Groove (Rap & Breaks) (6.34)
                  2. Sinister Two - Rock It, Don't Stop It (7.59)
                  Side C:
                  1. Sangria - To The Beat Y'all (5.18)
                  2. Funky Four Plus One More - Rappin' And Rocking The House (6.54)
                  3. The Just Four - Girls Of The World (Genius Rap & Breaks) (7.07)
                  Side D:
                  1. Eye Beta Rock - Super Rock Body Shock (8.42)
                  2. Funky Constellation - Street Talk (Madam Rapper) (9.49)
                  Side E:
                  1. Kool Kyle The Starchild - Do You Like That Funky Beat (Ahh Beat, Beat) (8.38)
                  2. The Just Four - Jam To Remember (6.56)
                  Side F:
                  1. Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five - Super Rappin' No. 2 (7.18)
                  2. Silver Star - Eei Eei O (7.16)

                  7" Single (comes With LP Format SJRLP530-7 Only)
                  A. Magic's Trick - Magic's Rap (4.19) MONO VERSION
                  AA. Magic's Trick - Magic's Rap (4.19) STEREO VERSION

                  CD Tracklisting:
                  CD1
                  1. The Carver Area High School Seniors - Get Live '83 (The Senior Rap) (7.43)
                  2. Mike T - Do It Any Way You Wanna (6.53) Click At 0.43
                  3. Chapter III - Real Rocking Groove (Rap & Breaks) (6.34)
                  4. Sinister Two - Rock It, Don't Stop It (7.59)
                  5. Sangria - To The Beat Y'all (5.18)
                  6. Funky Four Plus One More - Rappin' And Rocking The House (6.54)
                  7. The Just Four - Girls Of The World (Genius Rap & Breaks) (7.07)
                  CD2
                  1. Eye Beta Rock - Super Rock Body Shock (8.42)
                  2. Funky Constellation - Street Talk (Madam Rapper) (9.49)
                  3. Kool Kyle The Starchild - Do You Like That Funky Beat (Ahh Beat, Beat) (8.38)
                  4. The Just Four - Jam To Remember (6.56)
                  5. Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five - Super Rappin' No. 2 (7.18)
                  6. Silver Star - Eei Eei O (7.16)
                  7. Magic's Trick - Magic's Rap (4.19)

                  Various Artists

                  Soul Jazz Records Presents Holy Church Of The Ecstatic Soul: A Higher Power: Gospel, Soul And Funk At The Crossroads 1971-83 (RSD23 EDITION)

                    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE.


                    Soul Jazz Records’ new Holy Church of the Ecstatic Soul: Gospel, Funk and Soul at the Crossroads 1971-83 is a one-off limited-edition heavyweight special-edition coloured vinyl pressing + download code exclusively for Record Store Day 2023.

                    The album draws upon the extensive links between black American gospel music and soul music, showing how the sensibilities of gospel artists such as Shirley Caesar, Dorothy Norwood, Andraé Crouch and others crossed over into secular soul music during this period.

                    Many of the most successful soul artists – from Aretha Franklin to Al Green, The Staple Singers to Sam Cooke – all drew upon their upbringing in the church for their musical inspiration. This album discusses how important the links between the black church and soul music were in creating soul music and spotlights some of the many important (and also little-known) gospel artists who walked this line between sacred music and soul, funk and disco in the 1970s and early 1980s.

                    Holy Church of the Ecstatic Soul shows how sacred gospel music was at home with Stevie Wonder, Blaxploitation-style funk and produced music celebrated both in New York’s underground discos (The Paradise Garage, Studio 54, etc) and later sampled by the likes of Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg and Mary J Blige.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    A
                    1. Andraé Crouch & The Disciples - Satisfied (3.07)
                    2. Shirley Caesar - Jesus Children Of America (4.19)
                    3. The Meditation Singers - Trouble's Brewin' (5.01)
                    B
                    1. The Clark Sisters - You Brought The Sunshine (5.49)
                    2. Dorothy Norwood - Let Your Feet Down Easy (2.42)
                    3. Shirley Caesar - Jesus Is Coming (3.50)
                    4. Swan Silvertones - If You Believe Your God Is Dead (3.11)
                    C
                    1. The Alvin Darling Ensemble - Is There Anybody Here? (3.24)
                    2. Roscoe Robinson - There's A Creator (3.10)
                    3. Destiny - Nothing Can Stop Me Now (2.57)
                    4. The Meditation Singers - Good Old Gospel Music (4.32)
                    5. Keith Barrow - Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (3.07)
                    D
                    1. Roscoe Robinson - Elijah (2.33)
                    2. Dyson's Faces - Till I've Got This Feelin' Of Love (3.45)
                    3. The Violinaires - The Upper Way (3.24)
                    4. Leomia Boyd And The Gospel Music Makers - Higher In Jesus' Love (2.53)
                    5. Keith Barrow - The Right Road Now (3.06)

                    Various Artists

                    Soul Jazz Records Presents New York Noise: Dance Music From The New York Underground 1978-82 (RSD23 EDITION)

                      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY APRIL 22ND ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                      IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8PM ON MONDAY APRIL 24TH).



                      Soul Jazz Records’ new 20th anniversary one-off limited-edition heavyweight special-edition coloured vinyl pressing + download code exclusively for Record Store Day 2023 of Soul Jazz Records’ New York Noise: Dance Music from The New York Underground 1978-82.

                      This new 2023 edition features classic New York post-punk, punk funk, synth wave and no wave tracks from Arthur Russell/Dinosaur L, James White and the Contortions, The Theoretical Girls, Mars, Konk, Material, Bush Tetras, Lizzy Mercier Descloux alongside rare tracks by the likes of Alan Vega (Suicide), Chain Gang and Implog.

                      ‘New York Noise’ sums up the point in time and space where dance music and punk rock first met as New York’s No Wave artists such as Glenn Branca, James White alongside new york dance music’s experimental pioneers such as Arthur Russell (Dinosaur l), Bill Laswell (Material), and Konk created new musical art forms out of this union.

                      “New York Noise is a comprehensive look at the post-punk and no wave era, a short period in time whose influence is still immeasurable and sensed today” - The Guardian

                      “One of the most satisfying archival collections, Soul Jazz’s compilation New York Noise 1978-1982, gathers far-reaching tracks from such diverse acts as Liquid Liquid, Material, and Glenn Branca” - Pitchfork

                      “Compilations like this are necessary because they document bygone fragments of time and keep them alive for younger generations. Compilations like this are dangerous because they tend to fall in the hands of young bands who spend more time looking behind than ahead” - All Music

                      TRACK LISTING

                      A
                      1. Liquid Liquid - Optimo (2.43)
                      2. The Contortions - Contort Yourself (4.23)
                      3. Konk - Elephant (4.19)
                      4. ImpLOG - Holland Tunnel Dive (7.42)
                      B
                      1. Chain Gang - Son Of Sam (3.13)
                      2. Bush Tetras - You Can't Be Funky (2.43)
                      3. Material - Reduction (5.25)
                      4. Mars - Helen Forsdale (2.30)
                      5. Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Wawa (2.22)
                      C
                      1. Theoretical Girls - You Got Me (3.54)
                      2. Konk - Baby Dee (6.02)
                      3. Mars - 3-E (2.50)
                      4. Bush Tetras - Too Many Creeps (4.02)
                      D
                      1. Arto / Neto - Pini, Pini (2.26)
                      2. Alan Vega - Bye Bye Bayou (8.34)
                      3. ImpLOG - Breakfast (3.27)

                      Various Artists

                      Soul Jazz Records Presents Studio One Ska 20th Anniversary Edition (RSD23 EDITION)

                        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                        Soul Jazz Records’ new 20th anniversary one-off limited-edition heavyweight specialedition coloured vinyl pressing + download code exclusively for Record Store Day 2023 of Soul Jazz Records’ classic Studio One Ska. 

                        A blistering collection of non-stop Ska classic tunes from Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s legendary Studio One Records, Jamaica's foundation label of reggae music. Featuring classic cuts from the originators of Ska alongside a heavy dose of superb rarities from the mighty vaults of 13 Brentford Road - pure fire!

                        Studio One Records and the seminal in-house band The Skatalites created and defined Ska in the process making Jamaican music famous throughout the world. This compilation features classic vocal and instrumental tracks from The Skatalites, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Delroy Wilson alongside super-rare tracks from the likes of Ken Boothe, The Maytals, Jackie Mittoo, Tommy McCook and many more.

                        Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s musical empire was founded on Ska, the first explosive and most exciting music to come out of the newly independent Jamaica, which soon spread across the world. This album is a celebration of the music of Studio One Records’ seminal Ska releases and features a who’s who of the most important artists and musicians in the history of reggae. Studio One is often described as both the University of Reggae and the Motown of Jamaica.

                        “Utterly brilliant collection of Ska music. Essential stuff” - Q 

                        "There are a million ska compilations around, but this selection outshines them - yet another blinder from Soul Jazz“ - Wallpaper 

                        "This shows the Soul Jazz Records vault digger’s gold standard of quality” - Mojo

                        “Every side collected here is a classic” - All Music

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A
                        1. Jackie Mittoo – El Bang Bang
                        2. Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole – Arte Bella
                        3. The Wailers – (I'm Gonna) Put It On
                        4. The Skatalites – Addis Ababa
                        B
                        1. Roland Alphonso – President Kennedy
                        2. Joe Higgs – (I'm The) Song My Enemies Sing
                        3. The Skatalites – Beardsman Ska
                        4. Delroy Wilson – I Want Justice
                        C
                        1. Tommy McCook's Orchestra – Sampson
                        2. The Ethiopians – I'm Gonna Take Over
                        3. Tommy McCook – Freedom Sounds
                        4. The Maytals – Marching On
                        D
                        1. The Skatalites – Exodus
                        2. Roland Alphonso – Look Away Ska
                        3. Don Drummond – Don Cosmic
                        4. Roland Alphonso – Scambalena
                        5. Andy & Joey – You're Wondering Now

                        Various Artists

                        Soul Jazz Records Presents Gipsy Rhumba: The Original Rhythm Of Gipsy Rhumba In Spain 1965 - 1974 (RSD23 EDITION)

                          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY APRIL 22ND ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                          IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8PM ON MONDAY APRIL 24TH).



                          New one-off limited-edition heavyweight special-edition coloured vinyl pressing + 28-page booklet insert + download code exclusively for Record Store Day 2023 of Soul Jazz Records’ ‘Gipsy Rhumba: The Original Rhythm of Gipsy Rhumba in Spain 1965 – 1974’.

                          Soul Jazz Records’ Gipsy Rhumba is the first album ever outside of Spain to focus on one of the most exciting musical culture clashes ever that first took place in the early 1960s.

                          Primarily known as the creators of Flamenco, Gypsies from the Catalan region of Spain came up with a fascinating hybrid style – Gipsy Rhumba – which blended together Latin and Rhumba music of Cuba and the Caribbean together with their own Flamenco, as well as the emerging Rock and Roll from America.

                          The extensive booklet contains definitive sleevenotes by the musicologist Jose Manuel Gómez, record designs and stunning photography from the celebrated photographer Jacques Leonard.

                          “A capsule of supercharged clapping and joyous vocals’” - The Guardian

                          “Must-have’ ‘You all know Gipsy Kings’ blend of flamenco and Latin rhythms … but where did this convergence of Latin music styles occur? This compilation demonstrates how mid-1960’s Barcelona hot-housed gypsy musicians who employed the rumba rhythm… Gipsy Rhumba unearths a forgotten corner of Europop” - The Sunday Times

                          “Musicologists aren’t the only ones who will enjoy pulling at the threads that bind this particular sound clash … Messing with the traditional form is daring at any time, but the result was something quite fantastic, potent and intriguing, full of marvellous grooves and compelling rhythms” - Irish Times

                          TRACK LISTING

                          A
                          1. Rabbit Rumba – Nuestro Ayer
                          2. El Noi – Labios Morenos
                          3. Los Gitanos Polinais – En El Fondo Del Mar De Lima
                          4. Antonio González – Sarandonga
                          5. Peret – La Fiesta No Es Para Feos
                          B
                          1. El Gitano Portugués – Fui A Bahía
                          2. Maruja Garrido – Ché Camino
                          3. Juncal Y Sus Calistros – Tequila
                          4. Moncho Y Su Wawankó Gitano – Orisa
                          5. Peret – Voy, Voy
                          C
                          1. Dolores Vargas "La Terremoto" – Anana Hip
                          2. Chango – El Guapo
                          3. Ramonet Y Sus Rumberos – Bacalao Salao
                          4. Lola Flores Y Antonio González – Meneíto Men
                          5. Dolores Vargas "La Terremoto" – A-Chi-Li-Pú
                          D
                          1. El Noy – El Loco
                          2. El Noi – Sí, Compay
                          3. Chacho Y Sus Rumbas – El Pan Y Los Dientes
                          4. Maruja Garrido – Amanecí En Tus Brazos
                          5. Antonio González – Levántate

                          Johnny And The Self Abusers

                          Saints & Sinners / Dead Vandals

                            Superb exact reproduction of the debut (and only) punk single by Johnny and The Self Abusers, originally released on Chiswick Records in 1977.

                            In classic punk style, the band split-up two weeks after this hi-octane debut, only to start a new band called Simple Minds.

                            One-off collectors’ pressing, comes in fold out paper sleeve and specially silk-screened Punk 45 outer sleeve.

                            Johnny and The Self Abusers’ ‘Saints & Sinners’ also features on Soul Jazz Records’ ‘Punk 45: I’m A Mess’, a collection of twisted, raw and energized proto-punk music from the late 1970s.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1. Saints & Sinners
                            2. Dead Vandals

                            Brown Sugar

                            I’m In Love With A Dreadlocks

                              A stone-cold classic conscious Lovers Rock tune from the seminal British reggae group Brown Sugar. ‘I’m In Love With A Dreadlocks’ was originally released in 1977, and is now 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. Carol Simms launched a successful solo career under the name Kofi.

                              I’m In Love With A Dreadlocks’ was originally released on the Lovers Rock label, a fledgling reggae label formed by Dennis Bovell, 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 the only group who managed to successfully blend together a reggae roots consciousness with a lovers rock sensibility.

                              STAFF COMMENTS

                              Matt says: One of two loud-cut Soul Jazz reggae twelves this week. The lover's rock classic by Brown Sugar has become of the most enduring tracks of this homegrown sub-genre. Complete with dub version there's simply no better pressing of this currently available!

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1. I’m In Love With A Dreadlocks
                              2. I’m In Love With A Dreadlocks (Version)

                              Steve Reid Ensemble (featuring Kieran Hebden)

                              Spirit Walk (RSD21 EDITION)

                                THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JULY 17TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JULY 17TH).


                                This album is released as a special one-off exclusive blue double vinyl edition for Record Store Day 2021. Out of print for nearly 15 years, this album was recorded at the start of the long-relationship between Kieran Hebden and drummer extraordinaire Steve Reid. Soul Jazz Records had begun to release Reidís music in 2000, reissuing much of his early catalogue of radical, deep and spiritual jazz music from the 1970s when an encounter between electronic music pioneer Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid effectively launched a new career for jazz drummer Reid - a man steeped in history having played with John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Fela Kuti, Motown and much more.

                                Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid released a set of ground-breaking albums together in London, New York and Africa (including four on Domino Records) and continued to work together up until Steve Reid died in 2010. This album launched the start of this new connection between the two very different and yet connected artists  a mixture of electronic and jazz sensibilities like no other. The album Spirit Walk contains an updated version of Reidís seminal Lions of Judah (originally released on Reidís classic Nova in 1976), For Coltrane, and the stunning and epic 15-min Drum Song. The album comes with complete original artwork, including innersleeves (featuring an interview with Steve Reid by Gilles Peterson).


                                TRACK LISTING

                                A 1. Lugano (7.02) 2. Bridget (5.49) 3. For Coltrane (8.03)
                                B 1. Blind Tom (1.23) 2. Which One? (6:43) 3. Lions Of Juda (8.26)
                                C 1. It Cannot Be True (6.04) 2. Unity (9:10)
                                D 1. Drum Story (14.29)

                                Soul Jazz Records’ new ‘Cold Wave’ is a 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 follow.

                                These first artists created new electronic musical landscapes as well as pursuing a stubborn DIY 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, Kreidler from Germany, Céline Gillian 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.

                                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 first pressing of this album comes with its own free pullout fanzine on the groups featured. The CD edition comes with artist booklet / fanzine and slipcase. All editions are printed in special dayglo colour finish.

                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                Patrick says: Not content with rocking our Piccadilly socks with the angular energy of their contemporary post punk round up, Soul Jazz now take a tour through the modern age of Cold Wave, picking out former Piccadilly records of the week from Krikor, Wang Inc., De Ambassade, Celine Gillain and Krikor. As a result, this whole comp comes most highly recommended from your favourite vinyl hustlers.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1. Dissemblance – Capture
                                2. Carcass Identity – Reflexion Ocean
                                3. FIT Siegel – Wayne County Stomp
                                4. De Ambassade – Standhouden
                                5. Wang Inc. – Approdo
                                6. Krikor Kouchian – Niños Matadores
                                7. Céline Gillain – Fight Or Flight
                                8. Kreidler – Kannibal
                                9. Moisture – Gammut
                                10. Violent Quand On Aime – Of Course I’m A Liar


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