Creole & Chinafrica - Journey From Creation 1975-1985 (2LP) Deeper Knowledge£40.00
Restock expected July 14th 2023! Preorder now!
24 track gatefold double LP with vocals and dub versions.
Some important tracks reissued from master tapes for the first time. Layout filled with never before seen photos & Flyers. Features one previously unreleased 1970s cut from Creole.Two of the most unique complete bands in reggae history, fusing reggae, funk, soul and hard rock.
100% Dynamite! Ska, Soul, Rocksteady & Funk in Jamaica 2LP Soul Jazz Records£29.99Reissue of this seminal reggae meets funk and soul collection. 100% Dynamite is the cornerstone of Soul Jazz Records’ releases and launched their long-running series of highly-regarded reggae albums. This album is the fully expanded version and comes with download code.
Jackie Mittoo - The Keyboard King At Studio 2LP Soul Jazz Records .£29.99
Soul Jazz Records’ seminal double LP release, Jackie Mittoo - The Keyboard King at Studio On’, now available on black vinyl.
200% Dynamite: Ska Soul Rock Steady Funk & Dub 2xLP Soul Jazz Records£33.99Soul Jazz Records’ 200% Dynamite! set the benchmark for reggae meets funk compilations that has never been bettered. Out of print for 20 years, this new 2023 edition is being released in a one-off limited-edition heavyweight special-edition coloured vinyl pressing + download code exclusively for Record Store Day 2023.Jam-packed with reggae tunes that crossed-over to become dancefloor hits such as Tenor Saw’s sound boy anthem ‘Ring the Alarm,’ K.C. White’s classic cut of the seminal ‘No, No, No’ and Augustus Pablo’s ‘Rockers Rock’, 200% Dynamite explores the links between reggae, jazz, funk and soul.Carrying on perfectly from 100% Dynamite, this second compilation continues to trace the history of Jamaican reggae and the influence of American styles such as funk and jazz had on this music.Featured here are serious funk and rocksteady tunes from the likes of The Skatalites and Johnny Osbourne through to Jamaican jazz from masters such as Tommy McCook and Byron Lee, as well as some serious dub from the likes of Augustus Pablo, King Tubby and Jackie Mittoo.New bonus tracks on this new 2023 edition include seminal dancehall party cuts Sister Nancy’s ‘One Two’ and Chaka Demus and Pliers’ ‘Murder She Wrote’, alongside classic soul to reggae covers including cuts of Marlena Shaw’s ‘Women of the Ghetto’ and Odyssey’s ‘Don’t Tell Me Tell Her’.
Fela Kuti - Zombie LP Knitting Factory Records£22.99Black Vinyl Reissue!
Fela Kuti - Afrodisiac (50th Anniversary Edition) Knitting Factory Records£25.9940th Anniversary Edition reissue 2xLP pressed at 45 RPM on marbled red and marbled green 12" vinyl in a single pocket wide-spine jacket, wrapped with a gold foil OBI strip
Fela Kuti - Shakara (50th Anniversary Edition) Knitting Factory Records£25.99Shakara is the 6th in the series of celebratory Fela 50th Anniversary reissues. Like its predecessors in the series, this version will be on color vinyl and the LP will be wrapped in a gold foil obi strip with a brief essay on the album and Fela's global impact on music. Like Fela's other early 70's releases, he used each side of his LPs to create a deep groove that pulls the listener in and follows with metaphoric lyrics that call out and critique the corrupt hangover of colonialism.The album is the sound of Afrobeat's maturation as a global music. Fela's Pidgin English lyrics extend his music's audience beyond Yoruba speakers and make his words understandable across the Anglophone world. In "Lady," Fela highlights the adoption of European social habits to the detriment of African culture. "Shakara" is a mainly instrumental track, with a brief lyric, sung in Yoruba, warning against boasters and braggarts. The song pacing is festive and typically up tempo, with boisterous horn arrangements, with strong solos from Fela on keyboards and the fearsome Igo Chico on tenor saxophone.This 50th anniversary edition is pressed on limited edition pink vinyl, with a gold foil obi strip, and is packaged with a yellow 7" featuring covers of "Lady" and "Shakara" by London band Ezra Collective.
Fela Kuti - Roforofo Fight (50th Anniversary Edition) Knitting Factory Records£25.99By 1972, when Music of Fela: Roforofo Fight was originally released (on two vinyl albums, Music of Fela Volume One and Volume Two), Fela was becoming one of the most avidly followed musicians in West Africa. His audience came from among the region's urban poor, the ""sufferheads"" living in the shanty towns around the major cities, along with growing numbers of students and political dissenters. Fela championed, and sang about the problems of, oppressed and exploited people and denounced the ruling elites lording it over them, with their seemingly endemic corruption and their ready use of violence to crush dissent. Because he generally sang in Broken English rather than Yoruba, and adopted an increasingly pan-Africanist outlook, his message resonated throughout Anglophone Africa.The 50th-anniversary reissue of Roforofo Fight is pressed on double orange & green vinyl. Side D features singles "Shenshema" and "Ariya" on vinyl for the first time. The two tracks were originally released as a 7" single in 1972 and later featured in the CD reissue of "Roforofo Fight / The Fela Singles"".
Fela Kuti - Gentleman (50th Anniversary Edition) LP Knitting Factory Records (Pre-Order)£22.99
50th Anniversary reissue. Like its predecessors in the series, this version will be available on exclusive colored vinyl (Igbo Smoke) and the LP will be wrapped in a gold foil obi strip with a brief essay on the album and Fela's global impact on music. Like Fela's other early 70's releases, he used each side of his LPs to create a deep groove that pulls the listener in and follows with metaphoric lyrics that call out and critique the corrupt hangover of colonialism.Gentleman is the last of Fela's early 1970s albums recorded with the Africa 70. The title track can be interpreted literally or as a metaphor concerning a wider issue. Fela deftly addresses the colonialism-induced, inferiority complex which led many in Africa's new governing elites to reject African style, concepts of beauty, and modes of behavior in favor of European imports. Gentleman's other tracks, ""Fefe Naa Efe"" and ""Igbe,” have more direct, less metaphorical lyrics. On ""Fefe Naa Efe,” an Ashanti motto from Ghana, Fela tells a woman dumped by her boyfriend that she must get over the heartache and move on. On ""Igbe”, Fela declares that anyone who betrays a friend is shit, and that anybody who lacks self-respect is shit - something you want to expel from your body as soon as possible. He sings the word ""shit"" in several Nigerian languages, so there is no misunderstanding.
Marcia Griffiths - Essential Artist Collection (Gatefold 2LP/2CD) Trojan Records£28.99Arguably the greatest female singer in the history of Jamaican music, Marcia Griffiths first made her mark the Jamaican music scene with a number of popular singles during the late Sixties, before finding international fame in 1970 alongside her long-term friend and sometime collaborator, Bob Andy.Bob and Marcia’s uplifting reggae version of Nina Simone’s inspiring song, ‘(To Be) Young, Gifted & Black’ hit number 5 in the UK pop chart, with the single proving to be the first of two British chartbusters, with their exuberant interpretation of Pied Piper’ just missing out on a Top 10 placing the following year.Soon after, Marcia became a member of Bob Marley’s famed backing group, the I-Threes, while also continuing to enjoy solo success with numerous Jamaican hits for a variety of record producers throughout the remainder of the Seventies and well beyond.And it is the very best of her solo work that features on this ‘Essential Artist’ compilation, the latest release in Trojan Records’ newly launched range that showcases the work of Jamaica’s best-loved ‘foundation’ artists.Available as a 28-track double vinyl LP and a comprehensive 2CD compilation, the collection expertly demonstrates just why Marcia Griffiths is today widely regarded as a Jamaican legend.
Desmond Dekker - Essential Artist Collection (Gatefold Double Vinyl LP/2CD) Trojan Records£28.9950 Track double CD / 28 Track Gatefold Transparent Violet Double Vinyl LP from the original King Of Reggae - Including his UK Number One, 'Israelites' plus numerous other chartbusting hits!
Mungo's Hi Fi - Past and Present (Double Vinyl LP) Dumbarton Rock£23.99
Mungo’s Hi Fi return with their exciting new vocal project Past And Present. Released on their Dumbarton Rock label, it’s the eagerly awaited vocal companion piece to 2021 dub album Antidote. Past And Present is unique for Mungo’s in being devoted to the Rub A Dub reggae style that arose in late 70s and early 80s Jamaica.
Yo! Boombox Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro and Disco Rap 1979 - 83 (3LP +7" | 2CD) Soul Jazz£34.99
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.
Available on 3x Vinyl LP w/ Ltd. 7" Single and 2CD. With full liner notes and photos!
Reggae Roast - More Fire (Double Orange Vinyl LP | CD) Music On Vinyl | Reggae Roast£34.99
Reggae Roast are delighted to bring you their 2nd studio Album, ‘More Fire!’, available to buy NOW!
Taking you on joyful journey through the ages, Reggae Roast seamlessly join the dots between Jamaican and UK Bass Music, tastefully taking influences from Rocksteady through to roots, Dancehall, Jungle and Dubstep, with outstanding vocal performances from the artists involved.FEATURING: Horace Andy, Johnny Clarke, Gappy Ranks, Donovan Kingjay Mr Williamz, Soom T, Horseman, Natty Campbell, Earl 16, Charlie P.Limited Edition Vinyl in stock now!
Reggae Roast - Turn Up The Heat (Double Vinyl LP) Trojan Reloaded | Reggae Roast£28.99
Having been at the forefront on the UK Reggae scene for over a decade, Reggae Roast released their debut album in 2020, featuring a mouth watering line up of artists (General Levy, Mr Williamz, Natty Campbell, Top Cat, Earl 16, Daddy Freddy and many more) that they have met over the years at smokey dancehalls and packed festival stages it represents the melting pot of talent from across the UK and beyond..
Limited edition double orange vinyl LP back in stock!
Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era 1964-1968 50th Anniversary Box 5LP Rhino£149.9950th anniversary of the groundbreaking and influential compilation of the first generation of psychedelic artists curated by Lenny Kaye. This box set includes the original 2-LP set, the planned but unreleased Vol. 2, and a single LP of songs that were considered for the original set, but didn't make the final cut. Like the original, this set is curated by Lenny Kaye and with the full involvement of Jac Holzman - the original pioneers of Nuggets. Lenny is also writing new complete notes.
Ska La-Rama: Treasure Isle Ska 1965 to 1966 LP Trojan Records£29.99
In celebration of what would have been Duke Reid’s 100th birthday, this collection gathers fourteen of the legendary Treasure Isle supremo’s rarest and most collectable ska productions.
Record Store Day Limited Run of 650 copies on 140g transparent yellow vinyl.
7 tracks new to vinyl.
Includes double sided insert with artist/song info by Tony Rounce.
Foals - Life Is Dub LP Warner Records£31.99
Record Store Day 2023 release.
Dub remix by Dan Carey of Foals' "Life Is Yours" (2022).
Limited edition of 1500 copies pressed on 140g Gold vinyl!
Ken Boothe - Essential Artist Collection (Gatefold Double Vinyl LP/2CD) Trojan Records£28.99
50 Track CD / 28 Track gatefold red transparent vinyl.
Arguably the most gifted Jamaican performer of his generation, Ken Boothe is today widely regarded as a living legend, having recorded innumerable ska, rock steady and reggae classics over a period spanning some 60 years.
After making his recording debut in 1962, Ken enjoyed a hugely successful career in Jamaica before achieving international stardom in 1974 with his chart-topping interpretation of ‘Everything I Own’ and the top 10 follow-up, ‘Crying Over You’.
Both of these hugely popular tracks feature on this collection, which forms part of Trojan Record’s new ‘Essential Artist’ series, which showcases the best-loved recordings of some of Jamaica’s greatest musical talents.
Available as a 28-track double vinyl LP and a comprehensive 2CD compilation, both releases demonstrate the exceptional vocal talents of one of the finest and most soulful performers to have made their mark on modern popular music scene since the Sixties.
John Holt - Essential Artist Collection (Gatefold Double Vinyl LP/2CD) Trojan Records£28.99
50 Track CD / 28 Track gatefold double transparent orange vinyl album.
After fronting popular Jamaican vocal trio the Paragons on a succession of best-selling rock steady singles during the late Sixties, John Holt went on to become one of Jamaica’s most popular solo performers, scoring a series of reggae hits for many of the island’s leading record producers.
His international breakthrough came in 1974 with the hugely popular ‘1000 Volts of Holt’ album, which fused raw reggae rhythms with sophisticated orchestral arrangements.
The highlight of the long-player was a reworking of Kris Kristoffersson’s country hit, ‘Help Me Make It Through The Night’, which the following year became a global hit, with the single, peaking at Number 6 in the UK charts. Over the years that followed, Holt remained a giant of the reggae scene with further best sellers and numerous sell-out shows around the world.
The very best of his solo work has been brought together on this ‘Essential Artist’ compilation, the latest release in Trojan Records’ newly launched range that showcases the work of Jamaica’s best-loved ‘foundation’ artists.
Available as a 28-track double vinyl LP and a comprehensive 2CD compilation, the collection superbly illustrates the talent that made John Holt one of the reggae music’s most popular and enduring singers.
Charles Mingus - Changes: The Complete 1970s Atlantic Studio Recordings 8LP Boxset£229.99Pre-order!The upcoming collection includes the last seven studio albums Mingus recorded for Atlantic Records between 1973 and his death in 1979 and a selection of outtakes - some previously unreleased.
Charles Mingus is the most important American jazz composer after Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. As part of the ongoing celebration of Mingus’ centennial, Rhino will release a new boxed set that spotlights the creative resurgence that defined the final phase of the legendary bassist and composer’s career.
This upcoming collection includes the last seven studio albums Mingus recorded for Atlantic Records between 1973 and his death in 1979 and a selection of outtakes - some previously unreleased.
Five previously unreleased recordings debut in the new vinyl collection. Three outtakes: “Big Alice,” “The Call,” and “Music for ‘Todo Modo" plus additional unreleased takes for “Big Alice” and “The Call” that are exclusive to this vinyl set.
Cosmic Shuffling - Cosmic Quest LP | CD Fruits Records£22.99In a booming Swiss rocksteady and ska scene, COSMIC SHUFFLING is once again affirming itself as a rising star of the genre on a intergalactic scale. The band's first album, MAGIC ROCKET SHIP, released in the midst of the pandemic, was a huge hit with fans of the Jamaican sound of the 1960s. Three years later, the Geneva-based septet is back in force with a new album, COSMIC QUEST, featuring eleven vocal tracks ranging from fiery ska worthy of the best years of the Skatalites and Soul Brothers ('Eclipse', 'Walk On By'), to exquisitely melancholy rocksteady ballads ('Birds of Spring', 'Dusk Till Dawn'), to bright early reggae with a touch of 1950s mento ('By The Rivers').Fans of vintage sound will be delighted by the sound of this new album elaborated in the raw and warm aesthetics of analog saturation that made the beauty of the golden age of Jamaican music. Under the guidance of Swiss producer Mathias Liengme, the renowned Spanish sound engineer Roberto Sánchez has mixed this superb opus with class and character. The sound is just like the cover of the album: against a lunar backdrop, in the glowing light of the setting sun, Cosmic Shuffling’s magnificent seven delight the hearts of the convinced as well as the undecided with the exhilarating sound of their irresistibly danceable Cosmic Quest. Let yourself be carried away!
Barry Issac - Forward Up (Vinyl LP | CD) Room In The Sky£18.95Record Store 2023 release!
Java Java Java Java (Vinyl LP) Get On Down£19.99Dub as we know it begins here.Prior to 1973, there existed in Jamaica instrumental takes of songs—B-sides that were labeled “versions” —and vocal-less acetates produced as one-offs for sound systems to give their mic men something to toast over. But there was nothing that fit the radical mixing board athleticism and psychedelic soundscapes that are the trademarks of dub music. By the end of that year, however, the story had radically changed. Lee Perry's Rhythm Shower and Upsetters 14 Dub, aka Blackboard Jungle, Herman Chin-Loy's Aquarius Dub and Prince Buster's The Message Dubwise had all appeared on the scene, each to varying degrees exemplifying dub's radical take-off on the instrumental concept. However, it may have been Java Java Java Java, that broke the first ground. “To my knowledge,” producer Clive Chin confirms, “and I'm telling this from a true fact, at the time it came out there was no other album like it.”Although the debate will probably continue for as long as scholars of Jamaican music exist, there is no doubt that Java Java Java Java is one of the foundations of dub music.
Augustus Pablo meets King Tubby - The Messenger LP Griffiths Records£19.99"Their first album together Ital Dub is a classic. The later King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown is more than that, it is legendary. And now The Messenger is upon us, an album cut at some point in the 70s and which remained in the vaults. Should it have stayed there? No way. This is music that upholds the very high stars of their past, music which fires itself on imagination and strength, a collusion and collaboration of immense proportions, music that provides and creates moods with such purpose and drive. Pablo’s melodica is centre stage but is counterpointed by contagious rhythms and touches of inspiration as horns and bass lines mesh in and out of view, held down by an ever steady barrage of sturdy drums and bass and a never ceasing source of imaginative and delightful sounds. The sound constantly changes and because it does the album contains a staggering array of moods, from upbeat into deep waters. The Messenger is forward music, still sounding as fresh as it did on the day of its conception. And it will do so for time eternal.”
Vivian Jones - Bank Robbery LP Roots Vibration£21.99Vivian Jones' debut album now reissued, originally released in 1983 and backed by Undivided Roots. Heavy slow sparse rhythms (in a Roots Radics style) and floating keyboards. Superb roots by this inspired UK singer, including the well-know tunes Flash It And Gwan and Third World Man.
Madlib - Sound Ancestors (Vinyl LP/CD) Madlib Invazion£24.99Kieren Hebden: “I was listening to some of his new beats and studio sessions when I had the idea that it would be great to hear some of these ideas made into a Madlib solo album ... arranged into tracks that could all flow together in an album designed to be listened to start to finish ... we decided to work on this together with him sending me tracks, loops, ideas and experiments that I would arrange, edit, manipulate and combine. I was sent hundreds of pieces of music over a couple of years.”
El Michels Affair & Black Thought - Glorious Game (Ltd. Sky Blue Vinyl LP/CD) Big Crown£22.99
Releasing on Big Crown Records, the LP is called Glorious Game and it is a remarkable debut partnership in more ways than one. Michels provides his bottom-heavy, soul-tinged production for Black Thought who gives us some of the more personal and transparent verses we've ever heard from him.
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Rocksteady Got Soul 2LP Soul Jazz Records Studio One£28.99Back in stock!Soul Jazz Records new Studio One release Rocksteady Got Soul is a collection of uplifting and superb rocksteady and soulful reggae from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Studio One is the number one label in the history of reggae and he album features - as ever with Studio One - an impeccable and unbeatable line-up of reggae superstars all soaring at the height of their creative powers. Alton Ellis, John Holt, The Heptones, Jackie Mittoo, The Ethiopians, Lee Perry and more.The album is a mix of classic tunes and rhythms alongside super-rarities that were released in a dazzlingly complex web of Studio One labels and issues, deftly navigated with new sleevenotes from author and Studio One authority Rob Chapman. But enough with the chatter, just spin the platter - these tunes rule the town, hands down!This Soul Jazz/Studio One album is released as deluxe gatefold double-vinyl + house inners + download code. Also as jewel case CD housed in card slipcase. Both formats come with full sleeve notes/discography and exclusive photography. (The album is also available digitally on day of release onwards)
L' Entourloop - La Clarté Dans La Confusion (2LP) X-Ray Productions£24.99Double Vinyl LP (2xLP)
Unstoppable elders of the L'Entourloop collective, King James and Sir Johnny are proud to present their long-awaited third and newalbum La Clarté Dans la Confusion (Clarity in Confusion). Produced in their now legendary Bandulu Studio, the 20 tracks of this new album are the result of a patient production process, carried out with care and passion. Throughout the album, L'Entourloop testifies in its own way via a puzzle of film samples, of this strange period that we have just gone through collectively, using all its savoir faire when it comes to make the people dance.
Since 1964, when the song "My Boy Lollipop" flooded the European radio airwaves, L'Entourloop’s love for reggae and its culture has never stopped growing. With this third album, they wanted to pay tribute to the legendary pioneers of this incredible movement – artists and producers such as Tom Wong, Count Machuki, Prince Buster and Lee "Scratch" Perry. An album which is a true declaration of love for soundsystem culture and its children - reggae, dancehall and hip-hop.
With no less than 32 guests from all over the world, MCs fling lyrics like guns like in a western movie and the new album is no exception! On the reggae side, Jamaican legends such as Ken Boothe and Bounty Killer meet new generation stars such as Alborosie, Kabaka Pyramid, Queen Omega and Marcus Gad. On the hip-hop side Chali 2Na from legendary US group Jurassic 5, Swedish MC Promoe from Looptroop Rockers, US rapper Rêverie, the excellent JuJu Rogers, French beatmaker Degiheugi and the irresistible South African female rapper Dope St Jude all make appearances. The UK vibe can also be felt with features from jungle and dancehall pioneers General Levy and Tippa Irie as well as heavyweights of the grime scene Flowdan, Lady Chann and Killa P. Fellow French artists are also in the spotlight with guests such as Big Red, O.B.F and Manudigital. To complete this amazing cast, L'Entourloop has once again called on the incomparable Troy Berkley from Bermuda and the talented trumpeter N'Zeng, formerly of Le Peuple de l'Herbe, to accompany the collective on the road alongwith a new addition - excellent Dutch rapper BlabberMouf, who has just joined the killer new live show.
Night Owls - Versions Vinyl LP F-Spot Records£25.99
Soul Jazz Records presents ‘Studio One Space-Age Dub Special’ 2LP/CD Soul Jazz Studio One£26.99• ‘Studio One Space-Age Dub Special’ is a brand new Studio One release on Soul Jazz Records which draws on more rare and classic dubs taken from the mighty vaults of Studio One Records.• Most of these tracks are taken from Studio One’s superb long out-of-print series of dub albums released between 1974 and 1980, such as ‘Zodiac Sounds’, ‘Ital Sounds and System’, ‘Roots Dub’, ‘Dub Store Special’, ‘Juks Incorporation’ and others. Many of these classic dub albums were originally released only in Jamaica in shortrun pressings with special silk-screen printed sleeves, all with striking minimal designs, and which now fetch many, many hundreds of pounds.• These tracks, credited to the Dub Specialist, use the original music tracks to seminal Studio One rhythms, which are broken down, reconstructed, and manipulated using the studio mixing desk as an instrument. With these albums, producer Clement Dodd and engineer Sylvan Morris helped create some of the finest dubs ever known.• The cover shows Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd in orbit, an image inspired by DJ Lone Ranger‘s 1982 ‘Badda Dan Dem’ album for Studio One, the cover of which portrays Sir Coxsone at the controls of a spaceship with the DJ in space.• The tracks on ‘Studio One Space-Age Dub Special’ are mainly instrumental cuts with occasional snippets of original vocals brought into the mix. Lone Ranger’s complete vocals feature on ‘A Lie Gal A Tell’, a superb six minutes plus dubbed out piece of musical madness. Also included are a selection of rare dub versions that only ever appeared on rare singles.
Dub Pistols - Frontline (Vinyl LP /CD) Cyclone Records£21.99
Frontline is the 9th studio album by Dub Pistols.
Chief rabble-rousers & festival favourites, the band are known for their veritable feast of jump-up party-starting sounds, melding dub, reggae, dancehall, ska & DnB into an irresistible tonic that has seen them amass a merry band of Pistoleros across the world. For this chapter, they are joined by a stellar band of featured artists including both legendary & award-winning collaborators such as Horseman, Top Cat, The Freestylers, Myki Tuff and Chezidek alongside long-term Posse members The Ragga Twins, Lindy Layton, Natty Campbell, King Yoof and Cheshire Cat, and regular Dub Pistol frontman Seanie T.
So, saddle up and join the gang, it's time to ride to the Frontline!
Jah Cure - Undeniable (Vinyl LP/CD) VP Records£20.99
Jah Cure is one of the best known and most loved singers in the reggae genre with multiple hits to his credit.
His 2015 effort The Cure topped Billboard's Reggae Album Charts its debut week and earned Cure a Grammy nomination, thanks in part to a hit cover version of John Legend 's "All of Me."
2019's guest-heavy Royal Soldier also topped the same Bill board chart and featured contributions from Damien Marley, Junior Reid, Popcaan, Phyllisia Ross, and many more.
Now comes 'Undeniable', the eleven song collection that returns Jah Cure to his roots as a singer of love songs. The album features performances from Stonebwoy and newcomer Kaylan Arnold on the title track.
We Remember Bob Andy - Various Artists LP/2CD VP Records / Big Bad Sax£21.99
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The Bob Andy catalogue is one of the most celebrated in the history of Jamaican music.
His touchstone LP from Studio One is a best-selling singles compilation simply entitled Song Book, a cornerstone of the Studio One catalogue.Nine of 12 tracks (15 tracks plus Instrumental versions on the CD version) recorded for this project appeared on Song Book. Bob Andy's works have been covered dozens of times. "Tarrus Riley "Desperate Lover"; Bitty McLean "Let Them Say"; Beres Hammond "I've Got To Go Back Home," Olaf Blackwood "You Don't Know" amongst many new versions of the songs penned by the legendary foundation singer/songwriter.
Boris Gardiner - Ultra Super Dub Vol. 1 (Vinyl LP) Now-Again Records BACK IN STOCK!£29.99
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The Lost Albums In Jamaican Bass Player, Bandleader, Songwriter, Singer And Producer Boris Gardiner's Discography.
First Official Issue Of These Impossibly Rare Albums. Contains Extensive Booklet, With Jeff Mao Detailing Gardiner's Career And The 70s Jamaican Music Industry. Unpublished Photos And Ephemera.
Boris Gardiner - Ultra Super Dub Vol. 2 (Vinyl LP) Now-Again Records BACK IN STOCK!£29.99
BACK IN STOCK!!!
The Lost Albums In Jamaican Bass Player, Bandleader, Songwriter, Singer And Producer Boris Gardiner's Discography.
First Official Issue Of These Impossibly Rare Albums. Contains Extensive Booklet, With Jeff Mao Detailing Gardiner's Career And The 70s Jamaican Music Industry. Unpublished Photos And Ephemera.
CZARFACE & MF DOOM - Super What ? (Vinyl LP) Silver Age£29.99Superhero? Supervillain? Super WHAT? CZARFACE & MF DOOM's newest team-up record Super What? is, much like the Avengers' arch-enemy Thanos...inevitable (and all-powerful!). The icon MF DOOM unleashes his wizardry and wordplay throughout the record, while CZARFACE (bolstered by the legendary Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck and Esoteric) slash through each of the Czar-Keys' produced tracks as the team raises the bar on their previous LP, Czarface meets Metalface (2018). Featuring golden-age superhero DMC (of RUN-DMC) and Hieroglyphics' leader Del The Funky Homosapien, with art by longtime CZARFACE co-creator Lamour Supreme, this album will bring all the thrills of a cosmic summer blockbuster. Recorded and slated for an early 2020 release, and paused while COVID raged, this collaboration of masked men is finally finding its way to you on vinyl LP.
Michael Palmer - Angella (Vinyl LP) Burning Sounds£20.00
Originally released in 1984 on Vista Sounds label.
Recorded at Harry J's & Mixed at Channel One studios this classic album sees a long overdue reissue on Burning Sounds vinyl LP.
Kode9 - Escapology (Double Vinyl LP) Hyperdub£21.99'Escapology’ - Kode9's first album since 2015's ‘Nothing’ – is the first audio document of a wider project, Astro-Darien, ongoing since last year. His most ambitious work yet as a multi-disciplinary artist, ‘Escapology’ is the soundtrack album to the sonic fiction Astro-Darien, which will be released in October on Hyperdub’s sub-label Flatlines.The music reconfigures Astro-Darien's tense, off-world atmospheres into slices of high definition, asymmetric club rhythms, woven through thrilling sound design and vertiginous sonics.‘Escapology’ is just one entry point into of the Astro-Darien universe, which had begun to surface in 2021 as a two-week audiovisual installation on the main dance floor at club space Corsica Studios in South London, and as a multi-channel diffusion on the 50 speaker Acousmonium at the invitation of INA-GRM in Paris, the institution founded in 1951 by the musique concrète pioneer Pierre Schaeffer, composer Pierre Henry and the engineer Jacques Poullin
KMD - Mr. Hood (Double Vinyl LP) Elektra/Traffic Entertainment Network MF DOOM£31.99KMD (Kausing Much Damage, or a positive Kause in a Much Damaged society) was a Hip Hop group in the early 90s perhaps best known for launching the career of acclaimed MC/Producer MF DOOM (known during his KMD tenure as Zev Love X). After guesting on 3rd Bass The Gas Face, the trio (Zev, brother Subroc, and Onyx) released the acclaimed and overlooked Mr. Hood full-length. Their political outlook was similar to the group Brand Nubian, who guested on Hood; however, the style was more comical and included a great deal of clips from old childrens recordings, mostly notably a sample of the Seaseme Street character Bert on the single Who Me? Cutting edge, ahead of its time production and skits from KMD and Stimulated Dummies (John Gamble and Mr. Dante Ross). Features the singles Peachfuzz, Who Me? and Nitty Gritty (feat. Brand Nubian). This is one Rap album that is not to be missed.
Pete Rock - The Return Of The SP1200 (Vinyl LP) Tru Soul Records£29.99Never before released.This all new Pete Rock release debuted on RSD in 2019! 3000 pressings only worldwide.Pete Rock is widely recognized as one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time. His name is oft included in the pantheon of the greatest, alongside DJ Premier, RZA and J Dilla. In addition, Pete has one of the world’s most extensive vinyl collections, the sort of collection who’s size can only be estimate – and that estimate stands in excess of 100,000 LPs. 2019 saw the launch of Pete Rock’s own imprint, Tru Soul Records. And being a lover of all things vinyl, he’s decided that the label’s inaugural had to be for Record Store Day. Rock’s production forte is the melding of Jazz with early 90s East Coast boom bap, as demonstrated though his work with partner in rhyme CL Smooth. But there was a time before Pete met CL, a time before the world came to know Pete Rock & CL Smooth, a time when Pete was a 19 year old in his basement in Mount Vernon, NY making beats with his SP-1200. These are those beats. Released for the first time ever on “Return Of The SP-1200”.
Who Wants Some ? (Vinyl LP / CD) 17 North Parade / VP Records£21.99
It's Reggae time! 24 hot shots from the Bunny Lee catalogue.
'Who Want's Some?' is a killer 'pon killer 1969-70 Boss Sounds selection sharply complied to shine the spotlight on Striker Lee's groundbreaking Agro sounds.'Who Want's Some?' showcases the cream of Jamaica's session musicians - number one cuts from legendary horns-men Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook, Lester Sterling etc. plus foundation DJ-deliveries from D Tony Lee, U Roy & Jeff Barnes and if you want organ shuffle these tracks have got it galore! The Specials, UB40, Paul McCartney etc. have all paid tribute to these heavy, heavy monster sounds, hard to find tracks now helpfully compiled on this beautifully packaged release featuring full sleeve notes from reggae historian Noel hawks - calling on Smooths, Sorts & Skins get up on your feet the party is about to start!
Sundub - Spirits Eat Music (Vinyl LP) Easy Star Records£20.99
SunDub is a Brooklyn-based five piece who expertly mixes classic reggae alongside soul and blues.
The band is a testament to the power of inclusion, diversity, and unity - core values that were showcased on SunDub's debut album, Burden of Love (2019).
That album racked up millions of streams and brought the band to the attention of their hometown reggae label, Easy Star Records, who picked up the band and has been working with them on this sophomore effort.
This release is even stronger than the debut, with Sidney Mills (of Steel Pulse) working closely with the band to co-produce and co-write much of the material.
The album features collaborations with Jamaican superstar Lutan Fyah as well as Peetah Morgan from the GRAMMY-winning Morgan Heritage.
The Congos - Heart Of The Congos (Vinyl LP) VP Records 17 North Parade£22.99Now freshly remastered and restored for 2022 with original press artwork complete with inner disco sleeve.Heart of the Congos is a roots reggae album by The Congos, produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry at his Black Ark studio with a studio band including Boris Gardiner on bass and Ernest Ranglin on Guitar.The album was released in 1977 and noted as being one of Lee Perry's masterpiece productions from the Black Ark era.
The Upsetters - Return Of The Super Ape (Vinyl LP) 17 North Parade VP Records£22.99
Return Of The Super Ape was the final revelation from Lee Perry's Black Ark Studio, a psychedelicized dub journey into uncharted sonic territories.
Return Of The Super Ape is the follow-up album to the highly acclaimed dub album Super Ape.
Just like its predecessor, the album was produced by Lee 'Scratch' Perry.
It was the last album by The Upsetters before Perry closed down his Black Ark Studio.
The album showcases yet again the prodigious production skills of undisputed dub master Lee “Scratch” Perry's insanely layered textures and technical wizardry along with The Upsetters providing their musical backing.
Now freshly remastered and restored for 2022 with original press artwork complete with inner disco sleeve.
Essential Artist Collection – The Skatalites (Double Vinyl LP/2CD) Trojan Records£28.00During the early 1960’s, the sound of ska exploded upon Jamaica’s musical landscape, with the driving dynamic sound championed by arguably the greatest ensemble of musicians ever to have performed and recorded on the island.Fronted by legendary saxophonist Tommy McCook, the Skatalites also comprised a veritable who’s who of Kingston-based performers, their number including trombonist Don Drummond, tenor saxman Roland Alphonso, drumming supremo Lloyd Knibb and keyboard prodigy Jackie Mittoo.Following their creation in the summer of ’64, this powerhouse instrumental combo dominated the island’s music industry for 18 glorious months, the very best of their work produced by famed Treasure Isle Records boss, Arthur ‘Duke’ Reid.The best of their output for the celebrated producer is showcased on the ‘Essential Artist Collection’, which sees issue on both as a 2LP vinyl set and a double CD collection, both of which provide the best introduction yet to the music of the incredible, multi-talented and hugely influential Skatalites.
Essential Artist Collection – The Maytals (Double Vinyl LP/2CD) Trojan Records£28.99Led by the dynamic Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert, the Maytals are rightly regarded as one of the greatest singing trios in the history of Jamaican music. During an incredible recording career that spanned six decades, the group scored hit after hit on the island’s music charts, with their inimitable, unique blend of fervent gospel and downhome country seemingly impervious to changes in styles and fashion.The best of their work, however, is widely regarded to be their rock steady and early reggae recordings for Leslie Kong’s revered Beverley’s Records during the late Sixties and early Seventies; a period that spawned groundbreaking work such as ’54 46’, ‘Monkey Man’ and ‘Do the Reggay’, to name but a few.The Essential Artist Collection brings together the very best of their output from this period, including the above tracks, along with numerous other classics, such as ‘Sweet And Dandy’, ‘Pressure Drop’ and ‘Night And Day’.Available as a 28 track double vinyl LP and a comprehensive 2CD compilation, both collections superbly demonstrate just why the unforgettable music of the Maytals will continued to be loved and revered for many years to come.
Treasure Isle Gold Collection Volume 1 (Vinyl LP) Treasure Isle£19.9918 track collection of hard to find Duke Reid produced rocksteady singles brought together on this new vinyl only compilation LP.
Burial - Untrue (Vinyl LP) Hyperdub£19.99Burial's classic Untrue album on double vinyl - black inner sleeves and 180g vinyl in a thick card picture sleeve.It is updated from the previous, now deleted pressing - to add the beatless atmospheric tracks that have always been integral parts of the CD version.
Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain (2xVinyl LP) Get On Down (USA IMPORT) MF DOOM£37.99Legendary artist MF DOOM (aka Zev Love X of KMD) opened up a lyrical wormhole when he returned as the interdimensional MC, Viktor Vaughn, delivering one of his most unique releases in a career packed with distinction. Vaudeville Villain is a concept album with plenty of high comedy, street technology and hijinks, splashed artfully over next-school beats that move freely in spaces between Electronica and Hip Hop, all courtesy of Sound-Ink producers King Honey, Heat Sensor and Max Bill, with the exception of one track produced by RJD2. As the story of Vaudeville Villain goes, a time-travel mishap left Viktor Vaughn stuck in early 90s NYC with no choice but to battle other MCs and carry out side-hustles in order to repair his time machine and get back to the future. All tracks feature original lyrics by DOOM, with a few notable guest appearances from M. Sayyid (Anti-Pop Consortium), Lord Sear, Apani B Fly MC, Louis Logic, and more.
KMD - Bl_ck B_st_rds (Double Vinyl LP) Metal Face Records MF DOOM£30.00Originally scheduled for release back in 1994 but scrapped due to controversial cover art, K.M.D.'s follow-up to their debut Mr. Hood was considered to be one of the Holy Grail records in the annals of hip-hop history. The death of group member Sub-Roc in a car accident squashed the future of K.M.D. shortly after it was recorded. Employing ideals and samples from the album The Blue Guerilla by Kain of the Last Poets, the tone of this record was to be dramatically different than their first, which was lighthearted and playful while still spreading a message about racial stereotypes. Volatile yet poignant tracks like "What a Ni__a Know" and "Bl_ck B_st_rds!" are hip-hop fireballs. Subjects like alcoholism ("Sweet Premium Wine"), drug use ("Smokin' That S*#%"), and women ("Plumskinzz") were all touched upon with incendiary tones. The sound of the record is very raw and sounds unfinished due to Elektra shelving the project, but it doesn't take away from the magic that would have made this a suitable follow-up.
Pete Rock - The Return Of The SP1200 Vol. 2 (Vinyl LP) Tru Soul Records£29.99Pete Rock is widely recognised as one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time. His name is oft included in the pantheon of the greatest, alongside DJ Premier, RZA and J Dilla. In addition, Pete has one of the world's most extensive vinyl collections, the sort of collection whose size can only be estimated, and that estimate stands in excess of 100,000 LPs. In 2019 Rock launched his own imprint, Tru Soul Records, with the release of Return Of The SP-1200 which debuted exclusively on RSD 2019. For Black Friday, Pete Rock goes back to his roots - the SP-1200 and his vinyl – to debut Return Of The SP-1200 Volume 2.
Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari Tales Of Mozambique (Double Vinyl LP/CD) Soul Jazz£28.99Following on from the recent super-deluxe box set edition of The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari's 'Grounation', Soul Jazz Records are releasing a new edition of the groups celebrated 'Tales of Mozambique'. This new limited-edition is released as a one-off pressing purple vinyl double album and a one-off purple CD. Sleeve design also comes as a new purple version.Soul Jazz Records are releasing Count Ossie and The Mystic Revelation’s seminal 1975 album Tales of Mozambique in an expanded double album/single CD/digital format, fully remastered and with the inclusion of two bonus rare single-only tracks, full sleevenotes, exclusive photographs and interview.Count Ossie is the central character in the development of Rastafarian roots music, nowadays an almost mythical and iconic figure. His importance in bringing Rastafarian music to a populist audience is matched only by Bob Marley’s promotion of the faith internationally in the 1970s.Count Ossie’s drummers performed on the first commercially released single to integrate Rastafarian traditional music with popular music: the vocal group The Folkes Brothers’ groundbreaking song ‘Oh Carolina’, recorded for producer Prince Buster in 1959. In 1966 his drummers greeted the momentous arrival of Haile Selassie at Kingston airport.His legendary jam sessions up in his Rastafarian compound in the hills of Wareika, Kingston, are famous for the many Jamaican musicians who attended including The Skatalites players – Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond, Johnny Moore, Lloyd Knibbs – and many others.The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari formed in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1970, a union of Count Ossie’s Rastafarian drummers – variously known as his African Drums, Wareikas or his Afro-Combo – and the saxophonist Cedric Im Brooks’ horns group, The Mystics.The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari are the defining group in bringing authentic Rastafarian rhythms into the collective consciousness of popular music, their unique music is at once rooted in the deep traditions and rituals of traditional drumming and chanting alongside a forward-thinking, even avant-garde, artistry influenced by the likes of John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders and other pioneering African-American jazz artists radicalised and charged by the civil rights movement of the 1960s.Tales of Mozambique is a truly unique and fascinating ground-breaking album.
Desmond Dekker & The Aces - This Is Desmond Dekkar LP Trojan Records£21.99
This classic Trojan album now reissued on vinyl.
Originally released in 1969, ‘This Is Desmond Dekkar’ includes the massive hit ‘007’.
Deluxe 180gm vinyl.
The 18th Parallel - Downtown Sessions (Vinyl LP/CD) Fruits RecordsFrom: £11.99
In September 2021, The 18th Parallel unveiled their first collaborative LP with Lone Ark, 'Showcase Vol. 1', which was unanimously acclaimed by international critics. After a series of singles in collaboration with key artists from the golden age of Jamaican reggae such as Lee "Scratch" Perry, Linval Thompson, Dennis Walks, Burro Banton and Mike Brooks, the Swiss musician-producer combo is back with a new project on November 18th, 2022, Downtown Sessions, to delight the ears of old-school roots music fans.'Downtown Sessions' is the result of ten years of studio sessions between Geneva and downtown Kingston with legendary drummer and Rockers movie star Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace (Studio One, Black Disciples, Soul Syndicate, Pierpoljak, Groundation,...). The 18th Parallel hits hard by inviting some of the biggest names in Jamaican reggae on this new record: Cornell Campbell, Max Romeo, Ras Michael, Fred Locks, Big Youth, I Kong, Leroy Brown, The Silvertones and Hopeton James, not forgetting a Swiss guest, Lala Love.A real anthology of roots reggae legends who blossom on original and varied riddims that pay tribute to different eras of Jamaican roots music production, from the raw sound of Randy's to the Studio One discomix drenched in reverb of the late 1970s, via the polished arrangements typical of Geoffrey Chung's productions at Dynamics studio or the sound of Ras Michael's nyahbinghi drums! An exceptional record that combines tradition and modernity by bringing together the original voices of roots reggae with the refreshing vision of the young Swiss collective The 18th Parallel, all under the leadership of the legendary Horsemouth and producer Mathias Liengme. A future must-have for any music lover's collection!
Vibronics meets Mafia & Fluxy in Brixton (Vinyl LP) Scoops£19.99Brixton in South London has to be the place where legends in Reggae & Dub meet up for a collaboration. The result is this 8 track all-analogue mixed Dubwise adventure that features the UK’s hardest Roots Reggae bass player & drummer (Mafia & Fluxy) playing the UK’s deepest dubs (Vibronics).This fascinating and intricate LP merges old stool Jamaican reggae musicianship with the swirling euphoria found in contemporary dub music.All the Riddims were composed by Vibronics, they were then recorded in Iguana studios in the heart of Brixton by the Mafia & Fluxy band before being transported to the Vibronics Dub Cupboard Studio for the full analogue dub treatmentArtwork is from the Colombia based El Gran Latido crew
Monty Alexander - Monty Alexander: The Montreux Years (2LP Vinyl/CD) BMG (1)£26.99A showcase of Monty Alexander’s iconic Montreux Jazz Festival live performances between 1993 to 2016.The audio has been expertly restored and remastered in superlative HD audio; The Montreux Years is released on superior audiophile heavy weight double vinyl and MQA quality CD.Brand new liner notes based on an interview with Monty has been created for this release, which also includes rare photos from his Montreux shows.
Bicep - Isles (3 LP Deluxe Purple Vinyl) Ninja Tune£37.99'Isles' Deluxe edition includes 3 additional B-sides.
12” gatefold sleeve on Curious Matter, printed colour and Pantone, standard cover.
3 x 12” purple vinyl housed in purple paper inner sleeves.
Download code included.
Hieroglyphic Being - There Is No Acid In This House (Double Vinyl LP / 2CD) Soul Jazz Records£26.99
‘There is no Acid in this House’ is Hieroglyphic Being’s stunning third solo album on Soul Jazz Records, a resolute and powerful statement of Jamal Moss’s raw, vital, pioneering, Afro-Futurist electronic (dance) music - full of twisted pulsating acid house, machines and ambience.
On his new album Moss once-again draws upon the vast scope of experimentation that has defined Chicago’s musical universe over the last half a century – from the birth of house music with the pioneers Ron Hardy, Marshall Jefferson, Lil Louis and others to the radical avant-garde jazz legacy of the city - The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Sun Ra.
Chicago’s musical universe continues to push-further forward today with artists such as Hieroglyphic Being, Angel Bat Dawid, Makaya McCraven, and labels such as International Anthem label and Hieroglyphic Being’s own Mathematics, all continuing to explore radical new music while drawing upon the city’s decidedly Afro-futurist lineage.
Jamal Moss, aka Hieroglyphic Being, remains at all-times a radical one-off musical explorer, a resolute pioneer of an avant-garde dance music aesthetic taking lineage from the founding fathers of acid house such as Ron Hardy and Adonis, and pushing the musical form to its own limits, adding his own harder almost industrial edge to this unique sound, which Moss sometimes describes as ‘Outsider House’ or, referencing the earlier avant-garde musical resident and pioneer, Sun Ra - ‘Rhythmic Cubism’ and ‘Cosmic Be-Bop’.
Hieroglyphic Being’s music crosses many boundaries and has led to remixes of a wide and diverse list of artists from St Vincent to Hans-Joachim Roedelius (the pioneering German electronic composer and member of Cluster), King Gizzard and the Lizard Gizzard to Adonis and many more. In similar fashion his music has appeared on Ghostly/Spectral, Warp, Ninja, Axis and his own Mathematics Recordings.
Jamal Moss first began working with Soul Jazz Records in 2015 and has released two solo albums (‘The Acid Documents’ in 2015, ‘The Red Notes’ in 2018) as well as a third album under the guise of Africans with Mainframes (with Nolan Reusse in 2017).
Nightmares On Wax - Shout Out To Freedom... Live at Pikes Ibiza (Vinyl LP) Warp Records£20.00
As Warp Records longest serving signing, Nightmares On Wax has been consistently at the forefront of contemporary music, creating A Unique Blend Of Electronica, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Dub, Funk, Soul and Techno.
Although nine albums in, he may have only just truly stepped into his own groove. Lockdown forced a change of pace and offered some time for meaningful reflection and introspection.
Evelyn already had the wheels in motion for making a collaborative album with a variety of guests but now he took this personal element and asked them to run with it.
As a result, he formed creative bonds with new and upcoming talent that slotted in nicely with both the history and evolution of N.O.W.. The likes of Shabaka Hutchings, Haile Supreme, Mara TK, Sabrina Mahfouz. Greentea Peng, OSHUN and Pip Millett all
Feature on the album.
• Here, Nightmares On Wax Performs The Album Shout Out! To Freedom... Live At Pikes Ibiza.
• LP In Paper Inner In Printed Outer Sleeve With Digital Download Card.
• “Surpassing Even The Low-Slung Gait Of 1995’S Previous Career Milestone ‘Smokers Delight’” - MOJO (4*)
• “Bold, Fresh And Full Of Freedom” - Mixmag
• “Inspired, As Ever” - The Guardian
• “‘Shout Out! To Freedom…’ Is A Joy” - The Quietus
Cultivator - Voice Of Love LP Rewind Dubs (Japan Import Vinyl)£21.99Rewind Dubs label, The first release is a reissue of Cultivator's classic CD album 'Voice of Love', released in 2003 and remastered for LP Vinyl. This reissue is limited to 300 copies and is a tribute to the band's frontman Ras Dasher, who sadly passed away last year.Cultivator were the embodiment of roots reggae/dub from Japan from the late 90s to 2004, and have made their mark on Japanese and international reggae history during this period.A very important piece of Japanese roots reggae and Dub culture and history that needs to be shared and celebrated beyond borders and generations
Eek A Mouse - Wa Do Dem (Vinyl LP) Greensleeves Records£21.99
Classic album back in stock!
New, Sealed 'Greensleeves Records' Vinyl LP!
Barrington Levy - Englishman (Vinyl LP) Greensleeves Records£21.99Arriving in 1979, Barrington Levy’s Englishman album marked the change of the roots sound of the 1970s to a heavy one-drop that would become known as dancehall in the following decade.
On 'Englishman', Barrington gives out tough messages of retribution (Don’t Fuss Nor Fight) but, more importantly, turns to what would goon be a standard dancehall template with tracks such as Sister Carol and Look Girl. Produced by Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes and using number one band The Roots Radics, Englishman had a new sound and gave the first signs of reggae’s shift to new pastures.
Nightmares On Wax - Smokers Delight (Double Vinyl LP w/download card) Warp Records£22.99Double gatefold vinyl reissue of the 1995 magnum opus - a defining statement of intent in the development of the Nightmares On Wax sound. Moving away from the bleeps and breaks of their first LP, Smokers Delight presents a post-club comedown journey which experiments with elements of jazz, dub, soul and hip-hop. Includes a download card to access full audio.
Soul Revivers - Grove Dub (Vinyl LP/CD) Acid Jazz£25.99After the release of their widely acclaimed debut album ‘On The Grove’ in March, Soul Revivers return with a dub version of the record: ‘Grove Dub’ out 14 October, 2022.
Dennis Brown - Just Dennis LP Trojan Records£21.99Classic Trojan album reissued on vinyl. Originally released in 1975.Heavyweight 180gm vinyl.
Danger Mouse & Black Thought - Cheat Codes (Vinyl LP/CD) BMG£21.99
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Cheat Codes is Danger Mouse’s first hip-hop album in seventeen years - since his 2005 DangerDOOM collaboration with the late, great MF DOOM - and Black Thought’s only full length collaboration beyond his pioneering music in The Roots.
Joseph Cotton Meet DJ Air Afrique – Eternal Light (Vinyl LP) Air Afrique£18.99Wicked roots, Rocksteady, classic dancehall bubblers from Joseph Cotton (aka Jah Walton) and Dj Air Afrique!
Disco Reggae Rockers (2LP Ltd Yellow or Black Vinyl / 2CD) Soul Jazz Records£28.99
The most straightforward definition of ‘Disco Reggae’ is to describe it as American disco and soul songs covered by reggaer artists. But the relationship is binary – this is no mere subservient island appreciation of North American dominant culture but instead an example of the interweaving thread of Jamaican and American music that travels back and forth between the major cities of Kingston, London, Toronto, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia.
CD with booklet. Double LP in gatefold with digital download. Full sleeve notes included with all formats.
Also available on Sun Yellow coloured double vinyl in gatefold sleeve with digital download code.
The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Grounation (Box Set/Vinyl LP/CD) Soul Jazz Records£37.00
Definitive 50th anniversary release of this seminal album!
Soul Jazz Records have released this long-revered album release in two unique vinyl formats; a one-off pressing limited-edition deluxe box set triple-vinyl edition complete with a free 45 single + art print + an exact-replica reproduction Mystic Revelation 1977 mag/zine + download code;
And secondly as a triple album + download code with complete sleevenotes.
There is also a deluxe 2 CD version complete with 40 page large format outsize booklet encased in double-walled slipcase.
All editions come with extensive new sleevenotes, photography, exact reproductions of the original text and artwork, and a new interview with founding member Sam Williams (aka Time).
Horace Andy - Midnight Rocker (Gold or Black Vinyl LP) On-U SoundFrom: £23.99
BACK IN STOCK!
10 brand new recordings from the legendary Jamaican singer and longtime Massive Attack collaborator, Horace Andy, produced by Adrian Sherwood. Midnight Rocker has been approached in a similar fashion to the late-career quality that Sherwood coaxed out of Lee "Scratch" Perry with the Rainford and Heavy Rain albums, assembling a crack team of players and spending many months perfecting performance, arrangements and mixing.
The result is a remarkable suite of tracks that sparkle with superb musicianship, carefully crafted production and Horace's beautiful vocals. The material includes revisiting and updating a few classic Horace Andy songs such as 'Mr. Bassie', but the bulk of the tracks are brand new compositions with contemporary messages, such as 'Watch Over Them' and 'Materialist'. The pair have also versioned 'Safe From Harm', a much-loved early single by the group that Andy is most associated with ' Massive Attack.
'On-U Sound are very proud to present a truly wonderful album with one of the all-time great singer-songwriters in the rich history of Jamaican music, Horace Andy. This is a true gold star performance, and I'm very proud of it.' Adrian Sherwood.
Choice of two formats: Limited Edition Gold Vinyl / Black Vinyl.
Includes download card!
Horace Andy - Midnight Scorchers (Orange or Black Vinyl LP / CD) On-U Sound£24.99
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A companion album to the critically acclaimed Midnight Rocker, this is Adrian Sherwood’s ‘sound system’ take on the original sessions. Featuring new tracks; radical dancehall re-works with MC interjections from Daddy Freddy and Lone Ranger; and stripped back instrumental version excursions in classic dub reggae style.
Continuing the series that Sherwood began with Heavy Rain, his re-working of Lee “Scratch” Perry's Rainford album, Midnight Scorchers is both an essential sequel to Midnight Rocker as well as being a powerful album in its own right.
Available in three seperate formats: Limited Edition Orange Vinyl, Black Vinyl & CD.
Studio One Rockers 2LP Soul Jazz Records Vinyl£27.99
2022 repress of this Soul Jazz / Studio One classic compilation!
Included in this compilation are classic Ska tracks ("Phoenix City"), Rocksteady ("Feel Like Jumping"), Roots music ("Truth and Rights"), Dancehall (Freddy McGregor, Michigan and Smiley) and many more.
Featured here are many of the classic tracks from Studio One. From Dawn Penn's legendary "No, No, No" to classics such as Horace Andy's "Skylarking" and Marcia Griffith's "Feel Like Jumping".
Double Vinyl LP with download card.
Lee "Scratch" Perry King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces from the Upsetter Ark-ive) Boxset / 2LP / 2CDFrom: £12.99
Arguably the greatest Jamaican record producer of all time, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry was instrumental in transforming the island’s national sound throughout the Sixties and Seventies, with his unique approach to music making pushing the music beyond previously perceived boundaries.
To mark the first anniversary of his passing, the very best of his work is showcased across a number of products, all of which effectively demonstrate why Perry was widely venerated figure for so long..
Released in Three seperate formats:
• Boxset w/ 4LP+4CD+Book & Poster
• 2xLP set
• 2xCD set
Lee "Scratch" Perry King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces from the Upsetter Ark-ive) 4 LP 4 CD Box Set£90.00
To mark the first anniversary of Lee "Scratch" Perry's passing, the very best of his work is showcased across a number of products in this box set (4LP,4CD, Book + Poster), all of which effectively demonstrate why Perry was widely venerated figure for so long..
Lee "Scratch" Perry - King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces from the Upsetter Ark-ive) Vinyl 2LP Trojan£27.99
To mark the first anniversary of Lee "Scratch" Perry's passing, the very best of his work is showcased across a number of products, all of which effectively demonstrate why Perry was widely venerated figure for so long..
Soul Jazz Records presents Studio One Music Lab 2LP Soul Jazz Records Double Vinyl£26.99This new Double Vinyl Studio One collection on Soul Jazz Records delves deep into a melting pot world of reggae, funk and dub created at the music laboratory of 13 Brentford Road, Kingston in the 1970s.
Rise Jamaica! Jamaican Independence Special (Ltd Green & Yellow Colour Vinyl 2LP) Trojan Records£26.99
Limited edition 28 track 2LP colour vinyl set (Disc 1 Green Vinyl & Disc 2 Yellow Vinyl).
New Age Doom & Lee "Scratch" Perry - Lee Scratch Perry's Guide To The Universe LP We Are Busy Bodies£30.00
New Age Doom follows up its critically acclaimed 2020 drone metal opus Himalayan Dream Techno with a serendipitous LP featuring the dub legend Lee "Scratch" Perry as lead vocalist.
Limited Edition (Black) Vinyl
Greensleeves Ganja Anthems LP Greensleeves Records£24.99A vintage crop of ten Herbalist anthems that put the green in Greensleeves for an exclusive RSD LP edition of the previous CD only Hi-Grade Ganja Anthems – all pressed on herb green vinyl of course. ‘Hi Grade Ganja Anthems’ - Solomon Grave approved - blaze it up!
Soul Revivers - On The Grove 2LP Acid Jazz£26.95Acid Jazz Records presents Nick Manasseh & David Hill’s Soul Revivers: ‘On the Grove’.
An ambitious and passionate collaboration project, it features musicians spanning seven decades, including Jamaican legends: Ernest Ranglin, Ken Boothe, Earl 16 and Devon Russell; alongside contemporary artists, including jazz trumpeter Ms. Maurice (known for her work with Afro—Jazz Ensemble Kokoroko and Nubya Garcia), Legendary Matic Horns and vocalist Alexia Coley.
The roots of Soul Revivers lie in film. In late 2017, David was asked to act as music and creative consultant for Idris Elba’s Yardie. A year or so after the film was completed, David and Nick returned to some unused sessions they had recorded for the film. These sessions then became the seeds of this album.
‘On the Grove’ was produced at Yard Studios, under the Westway, in the shadow of the covered hulk of Grenfell Tower. It is a journey through the moodier side of reggae, and a progression in the ever evolving, yet timeless nature of the music. It is also a tribute to the music's long connection to West London, and in particular Ladbroke Grove and Notting Hill. This history is distilled in the sleeve, which features Charlie Phillips’ photograph of Lepke (founder of Dread Broadcasting Company and brother to Ranking Miss P.) setting up his sound for a Notting Hill Carnival in the late '70s.
Alongside the featured artists, there are stellar performances from an extraordinary range of London’s most talented session musicians, all helping to complete the next chapter in the musical mythology of West London reggae.
Fire Over Babylon: Dread, Peace and Conscious Sounds at Studio One 2LP Soul Jazz Records£27.99
Soul Jazz Records’ new Studio One collection ‘Fire Over Babylon: Dread, Peace and Conscious Sounds at Studio One’ features a stellar selection of 70s roots music – classic and rare tracks recorded at Clement Dodd’s musical empire at 13 Brentford Road in the 1970s.
Rastafarian-inspired Roots music was an ever-important aspect of Studio One’s output from the start of the 1970s onwards and this album features many of the ground-breaking groups and artists that established the sound of Jamaica during this decade and beyond.
Featured here are seminal artists such as Freddie McGregor, The Wailing Souls, The Gladiators, Horace Andy, Devon Russell, Cedric Brooks, Count Ossie, Judah Eskender Tafari alongside a host of lesser-known rare cuts made at Studio One from artists such as The Prospectors, Viceroys and Pablove Black.
Studio One and founder Clement Dodd’s connection with Rastafarianism dates back to the early 1960s, with Dodd accompanying members of the Skatalites up to the hills of Kingston to listen to the music of the Rastafarianism Count Ossie and his drummers. The album sleevenotes discuss how Clement Dodd’s musical links, as well as his role in heading the most important record label in Reggae, are in many ways linked to the beliefs of Rastafarianism.
This album is released as a heavyweight black vinyl double-album with gatefold sleeve, full notes and download code.
Studio One Women Vol. 2 (2LP) Studio One Soul Jazz Records£27.99
Brand new selection of rare and classic releases made at Studio One by reggae's leading women! 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 - vocalist and founding member of The Skatalites!
Featured here are some notable cover versions - from Tyrone Davis’ soul classic 'Can I Change My Mind' to the Byrds' 60s psychedelic anthemic 'Turn Turn Turn' in a rub-a-dub style!. Doreen Schaeffer versions Alton Ellis’s seminal 'I’m Still in Love with You', Nina Soul versions the slack rocksteady anthem 'Barb Wire'.
Many 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.
The album is released on Soul Jazz Records as a double-vinyl with gatefold sleeve & download code.
Studio One Scorcher Vol. 2 (2LP) Studio One Soul Jazz Records£27.99Back in stock on double vinyl. the latest studio one release to be released on soul jazz records features a stellar line-up of jamaica's finest ever musicians. this album features many of the musicians involved with studio one who literally defined reggae music. from the skatalites members tommy mccook, roland alphonso and jackie mittoo to killer sidemen such as trombonist vin gordon (aka don drummond jnr), saxophonist cedric im brooks, keyboardist and twelve tribes of israel member pablove black. many of the rhythms that these musicians created became the backbone of the jamaican musical world and their songs have been replayed and re-versioned by 1000s of reggae producers ever since. the album features classic and super-rare tracks all recorded under clement sir coxsone dodds supervision at the legendary recording studio and record label. as well as seventeen killer tracks, the album comes with new sleevenotes and photography by dennis morris and adrian boot, making this another essential studio one reggae release for connoisseurs of reggae and newcomers alike.
Hollie Cook - Happy Hour LP Merge Records£21.49With Happy Hour, her ravishing new LP, Hollie Cook matures into the queen of modern day “lovers rock”—the lush girly harmony reggae style beloved in Britain since the 1970s. Evolution rings from the bittersweet opening title track; tender yet assertive, Hollie’s voice caresses evocative lyrics through the arrangement’s tumbling changes.
Hollie dares to invite listeners into her true personality through these alluring songs, which she co-produced with her General Roots band members Ben Mckone and Luke Allwood, and executive producer Youth.
“Particularly with the songwriting, I was trying to really push myself and be open, to not be restricted in any way. I have always been a fan of theatrical pop music and wanted to experiment more with the song form.” Indeed, the dizzying arrangement of “Gold Girl” shows Hollie as boldly orchestrated, cinematic. “Now I don’t shy away from it when I want to be dramatic,” she declares.
The record itself is a product of great drama: the pandemic. After eight years of touring together, General Roots—keyboards man Luke Allwood, drummer Ben Mckone, guitarist Joe Price, and bassist James Mckone—have truly become Hollie’s band. They all spent quarantine together, honing songs they had started writing pre-COVID. “I used to definitely lean on my producers (Prince Fatty and Youth), but my vision was always to write and produce with my band,” she explains. “We are a circle of trust.”
Full of emotion, leaning into healing and understanding, Hollie’s lyrics on Happy Hour speak directly to our pain and confusion and steer us towards resolution on tracks like “Moving On,” “Unkind Love,” and “Love in the Dark.” The album’s closer, “Praying,” is inspired by a trauma in her close friendship circle. “I was feeling raw and had to figure out how to find strength and express myself in a time of crisis, where to turn if you are not of a particular faith,” she says. Though spiritual, Hollie is no saint, inviting us to rave on “Move My Way,” which she describes as “a party song inspired by the Notting Hill Carnival.” Hollie is also a wise woman—literally the “Full Moon Baby” she summons so seductively. And like any good witch, Hollie understands the power of medicinal herbs on “Kush Kween,” her collaboration with Jamaican singer Jah9. These are love incantations that would be wrong to resist. “It’s about finding a space where you can reach for moments of light, love, and self-care,” she explains.
Touring as a teenager with punk legends The Slits encouraged the fierceness within her sweetness. Hollie’s mentor was Ari Up, the band’s lead singer and a lifelong friend of Cook’s parents (Sex Pistols drummer Paul and her singer mother Jeni). “My father always said I would be a singer. But I discovered lovers rock on my own. I heard it on pirate radio and at friends’, and I was bewildered, enchanted,” she recalls. “The Slits are the reason I have pursued this career. I was surrounded by powerful women at a young age, and when my time came, I was never fazed by male dominance. They were my wall of courage.”
From those feisty roots, Hollie has only grown. Her soulful directness on Happy Hour is relatable and authentic. “I can’t get away from it,” she says. “Making this music that I love, I do turn deep inside myself. It makes me explore a lot of human truths and feelings that we should not shy away from, and it feels like a release to turn them into songs.” — Vivien Goldman.
MF Doom - Operation: Doomsday (Alternative MC Sleeve) 2LP Metal Face Records£35.492LP black vinyl edition with an 18 x 24” poster of the cover art (Alternative MC Sleeve). MF DOOM's 1999 classic Operation: Doomsday is now presented on a premium grade LP, with audio re-mastered from the original Fondle'Em Records release, and a poster of the album cover art! Underneath his mysterious metal mask, MF DOOM hides the cachet underground legends are made of. After KMD (his first group)’s 1994 sophomore album Bl_ck B_st_rds was shelved by Elektra in 1994 and his blood brother Subroc (one half of the sibling rap duo) passed away, surviving frontman Zev Love X mutated into the MC Avenger known as MF DOOM and the Rap world is better for it. This 19-cut deep album is ridiculously dope, in a bizarro Ol’ Dirty Bastard kind of way. Doom sounds either high or drunk on most of the tracks, his self-produced beats are gritty, and his rhyme styles are almost indecipherable. On arguably the best track, “Rhymes Like Dimes,” Doom weaves some pointed lyrics through his abstract wordplay, spitting ‘only in America could you find a way to earn a healthy buck / And still keep your attitude on self-destruct.’ Who You Think I Am? features DOOM‘s crew M.onster I.sland C.zars, while on “?” he trades hot verses with former Columbia artist Kurious Jorge. Doom’s avant-garde ghetto-rhyme philosophies take even more intentionally weird twists on “Tick, Tick...” where he and guest MC MF Grimm’s flows warble over a rhythm track whose tempo speeds up and slows down continually. The comic-book themed skits, will help take you deep into the mind of an MC who is as otherworldly as they come. And in today’s bland commercial Rap universe, Operation: Doomsday’s left-of-center beats and rhymes are the perfect remedy.
Lovers Rock (The Soulful Sound Of Romantic Reggae) 2LP Trojan Records£25.49
Preorder now for release date of 27th May 2022.
The first British reggae sub-genre to achieve ‘outernational’ success and influence the music of Jamaica, lovers rock was a dominating force in the UK scene, from the mid-Seventies through to the close of the Eighties.
Developed largely as a counterpoint to the more militant style of roots reggae, the romantically-themed genre was heavily influenced by the styles of US R&B and the predominantly soulful Jamaican rock steady sound of the Sixties.
Despite the style achieving mainstream success with a number of major UK chart hits, lovers rock received scant attention in the mainstream media until the screening of Steve’s McQueen’s award-winning 2020 BBC TV series, “Small Axe”, the highlight of which was an aptly titled episode that paid tribute to the style and its impact upon British culture.
Since then, interest in the genre has continued to grow internationally and reflecting this trend comes this handsomely packaged album which is presented in 2 physical formats – 2x LP and 3CD.
Comprising the most popular and influential recordings in the style, the collection includes works by such legendary British performers as Janet Kay, Carroll Thompson and Louisa Mark, alongside established Jamaican reggae royalty, notably Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, John Holt and Sugar Minott.
With its focus firmly upon the best-loved romantic reggae sounds of the Seventies and Eighties (whilst the 3CD set also digs deep into the archive), this essential collection of dancefloor favourites provides the most authentic representation of lovers rock sounds yet to see issue.
Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (Deluxe Edition) 2 LP Rhino Atlantic£39.99
The vinyl version comes in a replica of the original sleeve, which features photos from the era, including the cover art taken by Lee Friedlander, an award-winning photographer renowned for the portraits of jazz artists he took for Atlantic Records in the 1950s. The CD and LP versions of the deluxe edition include a newly remastered version of the 1958 album, plus unreleased outtakes on disc two.
On May 14 and 15, 1957, Thelonious Monk sat in with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers to record a one-off album for Atlantic Records; Monk's lone appearance on the label. It was also his only recording with the Jazz Messengers, an ever-evolving collective led by drummer Art Blakey, who's joined on the album by Johnny Griffin on tenor saxophone, Bill Hardman on trumpet, and bassist Spanky DeBrest.
Monk and Blakey frequently recorded together in the decade leading up to the 1957 sessions produced by Nesuhi Ertegun and recorded at Capitol Studios in New York. That bond makes the album a true meeting of the minds, a beautiful union of Monk's melodies with Blakey's unshakable sense of swing on stellar versions of Monk originals like "In Walked Bud" "I Mean You," and "Blue Monk."
An illustrated booklet comes with the collection and features liner notes by music historian, journalist, and producer Ashley Khan. His writing provides historical context about the artists and insightful commentary about their art. He notes: "Riverside's Brilliant Corners and Monk’'s Music are inarguably classic recordings from the same 1956-57 period. Yet they were more about studio craft and introducing new material. Atlantic's Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk was also a studio effort, yet it bristles as a blowing session should, pulsing with a giddy, anything-can-happen energy."
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things: 60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 2 LP Rhino£39.99
Released In 1961, My Favorite Things Made John Coltrane A Star With Box-Office Pulling Power Previously Preserved For The Likes Of Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, The MJQ, And Miles Davis.
The Dazzling Quartet Treatment Of The Richard Rodgers Hit Song, Features Coltrane On Soprano Saxophone For The First Time On Record, Exercised A Hypnotic Effect On All Sorts Of Music Lovers And Trend-Spotters.
The Title Track Was A Hit Single, And The Album Became A Major Commercial Success. In 1998, The Album Received The Grammy Hall Of Fame Award. It Attained Gold Record Status In 2018, Having Sold 500,000 Copies.
The Mono Version Of This Album, Believed Lost, Was Recently Found, And Is Included In This Deluxe Package, As Well As The Stereo Version, Both Mastered From The Original Tapes.
The Packaging Includes Liner Notes By Award-Winning Writer Ben Ratliff, As Well As Photos And Atlantic Records Ephemera.
PERSONNEL / LINE-UP:
John Coltrane, Soprano And Tenor Saxophone; McCoy Tyner, Piano; Steve Davis, Double Bass; Elvin Jones, Drums.
Tony Allen - Secret Agent (2022 Remaster) LP World Circuit£25.49Tony Allen (1940 – 2020) Has Long Been Acknowledged As Africa's Finest Drummer And One Of The Continent's Most Influential Musicians. Together With Fela Kuti (With Whom He Played For 15 Years) Allen Co-Created Afrobeat - The Hard-Driving, Horns-Rich, Funk-Infused, Politically Insurrectionary Style Which Became Such A Dominant Force In African Music And Such An Influence Worldwide. His Iconic Drumming Has Since Underpinned An Extensive Catalogue Of Solo Works As Well As Collaborations With The Likes Of Damon Albarn (As Part Of The Good, The Bad And The Queen), Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sebastien Tellier, Grace Jones, Malian Superstar Oumou Sangaré, Jeff Mills And Hugh Masekela.
His 2009 World Circuit Debut, The Raw And Uncut Secret Agent, Has All The Ingredients That Combine To Make Afrobeat So Special - Fat, Full-Throated, Hard Riffing Horns; Nagging Tenor Guitars; Jazz- And Funk-Informed Saxophone And Trumpet Work Outs; Effervescent Chicken-Shack Keyboards; Lyrics Rich In Folk Metaphors And Proverbs, Some Of Which Confront State Corruption And Oppression (Kuti’s Most Frequent Targets); Deep-Soul Call And Response Vocals; And, Of Course, Energising Everything Around It, Allen’s Majestic Drumming.
To Mark The 2nd Anniversary Of Tony Allen’s Passing At The Age Of 80, World Circuit Will Re-Release This Classic Album On 2 X 180g Heavyweight Vinyl. The Audio Has Been Remastered And The Package Features The Original 2009 Sleeve Notes In A 4p 12” Booklet.
Peter Tosh - Complete Captured Live 2LP Parlophone Green & Orange marbled vinyl£34.99
On Marbled Orange and Green vinyl.
First time available since 2002.
The show was recorded in 1983 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles and originally release in 1984.
The Complete Captured Live features all 15 songs performed that night.
EMI package adaptation - THIS IS USING FINISHED APPROVED ART & METALWORK.
LP1 Green Marble (140g Vinyl)
LP2 Solid Orange Marble (140g Vinyl)
Treasure Isle presents Soul Power '68 LP Trojan Records£21.99Record Store Day "RSD First" release, part of the April 23rd 2022 drops.
The US Record Store Day website states that this release was released in a quantity of 900 copies.
Special Edition 140G PurpleSoul Power is a previously unissued Doctor Bird Records compilation, a tape of which was recently discovered in the archive. The long-lost collection features Treasure Isle rock steady and soul gems, all produced by Duke Reid in 1968.
Lady Blackbird - Black Acid Soul LP Foundation Music BMG£19.99
Lady Blackbird - Black Acid Soul (Vinyl Reissue LP, 12” Black Vinyl)
After months of anticipation, Lady Blackbird’s already critically acclaimed debut album, Black Acid Soul which was recorded in the legendary Studio B (Prince’s room) in Sunset Sound and produced by Grammy-nominated Chris Seefried has now been reissued via Foundation Music/BMG.
With a voice that has stopped critics in their tracks, Lady Blackbird is a revelatory new talent with music that transcends the jazz scene through which the LA-based artist is rooted. Reflecting influences as varied as Billie Holiday, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner and Chaka Khan, with critics drawing comparisons to Adele, Amy and Celeste, Lady Blackbird’s distinct and beguiling talent is not one to be missed.
Available now on 12” Black Vinyl LP.
Joseph Cotton - Zoom Zoom Shacka Tacka LP Room In The Sky£19.99
Soom T - Good LP X-Ray Productions£25.99Soom T returns with her new studio album “Good” which she entirely self-produced for her own imprint Renegade Masters. An album at the crossroads of reggae, dub and jazz, in which she denounces, as usual, the political and social problems of our time.
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