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Funk Soul & Jazz vinyl released in the last four weeks
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Awakening
Awakening (gatefold 180 gram vinyl 2xLP)
Cat: AF 004. Rel: 09 Jul 24
Greeting Mother Sea (intro) (1:22)
Shining (3:19)
Menidaso (My Hope) (8:04)
Destruction Everywhere (5:50)
Orbit Sirius (Sunmo Mi Ee) (8:41)
Bloom (Flora) (5:19)
Gyaszba Borult Isten Csillagvara (9:07)
Home (6:30)
Vermezo (2:00)
Sun Is Away (feat Knoel Scott & Cecil Brooks) (8:52)
Shango (Chant To The God Of Thunder) (4:55)
Greeting Mother Sea (outro) (1:06)
Review: Hungarian producer and keyboardist Szabolcs Bognar, known as Abase, explores cosmic unity through his music, now based in Berlin at the forefront of the city's burgeoning jazz scene. His latest album, Awakening, released by Analogue Foundation and Oshu Records, reflects a period of personal milestones and introspection. Recorded swiftly at Berlin's Brewery Studios, it blends influences from Afrobeat, Hungarian folk, Yoruba rhythms, and more, infused with Coltrane-esque improvisation. Tracks like 'Destruction Everywhere' and 'Menidaso' merge spiritual jazz with Afrobeat, featuring vocalist Eric Owusu. 'Awakening' marks a profound musical journey, emphasising unity, dialogue, and self-reflection in a transcendent listening experience.
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Gespielt von: Mike O'Mara
 in stock $36.34
Somethin' Else (reissue)
Somethin' Else (reissue) (limited 180 gram blue vinyl LP with obi-strip (indie exclusive))
Cat: 585921 3. Rel: 11 Jul 24
Autumn Leaves (10:57)
Love For Sale (7:05)
Somethin' Else (8:05)
One For Daddy-O (8:23)
Dancing In The Dark (4:07)
Review: Cannonball Adderley's Somethin' Else is a masterpiece that features the peak of his lyrical invention and the superb interplay between him, Miles Davis, and the rest of the ensemble. Originally released in 1958, this album exemplifies the essence of hard bop with its gorgeous blues lines and taut, focused groove. The title track and 'One for Daddy-O' highlight the exquisite craftsmanship of both horn players, while the rhythm section, featuring Hank Jones, Sam Jones, and Art Blakey, provides a solid foundation for their improvisations. Adderley's alto saxophone shines, particularly on 'Dancing in the Dark,' where his romantic improvisation evokes the spirit of Charlie Parker and Johnny Hodges. What sets Somethin' Else apart is its clarity and directness. Each note and phrase is carefully considered, contributing to the overall narrative of the music. Davis, known for his minimalist approach, outlines the themes with precision, allowing for a common understanding to emerge among the musicians. Somethin' Else is a timeless record that continues to inspire listeners with its beauty and depth.
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 in stock $28.26
Something Else
Something Else (UHQ-CD with obi-strip)
Cat: UCCQ 9689. Rel: 11 Jul 24
Autumn Leaves
Love For Sale
Somethin' Else
One For Daddy-O
Dancing In The Dark
 in stock $18.03
Disco Dubplate Demos
Disco Dubplate Demos (limited green vinyl 12")
Cat: DDD 1000. Rel: 18 Jul 24
Afro Disco (9:09)
Come On & Groove It (9:27)
Review: Whereas most record label prefer to revel in the idea of the finished project, a smaller cohort still prefers to play up the idea of the cutting room floor, the dubplate, the manuscript, the demo. Whilst dubstep might've revived the dubplates trend for a more contemporary listener, US imprint Disco Dub Demos (how apt) know all too well that of the earliest forms of this "rawness fetishism" in music emerged from disco. Here the label-born moniker African Duplate lays down four ultra-utilitarian tools that shoot squarely for the essence of - they name it - 'Afro Disco'. On the B-side also comes a worthy, somewhat haunting flip track, 'Come On & Groove It'.
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 in stock $16.96
Portfolio Of Ahmad Jamal (reissue)
Portfolio Of Ahmad Jamal (reissue) (SHM-CD with obi-strip)
Cat: UCCU 3227. Rel: 24 Jun 24
This Can't Be Love
Autumn Leaves
Ahmad's Blues
Ole Devil Moon
Selertius
It Could Happen To You
Ivy
Tater Pie
Let's Fall In Love
Aki Ukthay
You Don't Know What Love Is
I Didn't Know What Time It Was
So Beats My Heart For You
Gal In Calico
Our Delight
 in stock $16.42
Salty Road Dogs Victory Anthem
Salty Road Dogs Victory Anthem (1-sided 7" flexi-disc)
Cat: IARC 69SI. Rel: 11 Jul 24
Salty Road Dogs Victory Anthem (4:46)
Review: 'Salty Road Dogs Victory Anthem' by Alabaster DePlume, composed live during a Vienna soundcheck and later recorded in London, emerges as a brilliant show to the resilience and creativity of the group. This track was birthed amidst the intense schedule of a demanding tour following the success of DePlume's album Gold. The piece opens with a robust, swirling saxophone, leading into a triumphant four-minute crescendo. DePlume is joined by a dynamic ensemble, featuring Rozi Plain on bass, Momoko Gill on drums, and Conrad Singh on guitar. Together, they craft a rousing homage to the sheer act of living, celebrating the victory of existence. This anthem resonates with a profound message of self-permission and triumph, regardless of external recognition. The music, much like his sentiment, is bold and unapologetic, encouraging listeners to embrace their victories, no matter how small.
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 in stock $8.35
Full Throttle
Cat: ATRN 10062. Rel: 15 Jul 24
G-Funk
Full Throttle
Living My Best Life
 in stock $21.81
Timing Is Everything
Timing Is Everything (180 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: CMV 070423. Rel: 03 Jul 24
After The Rain (5:30)
Misty (9:21)
Sasquatch (3:20)
Timing Is Everything (8:41)
Serenade To A Cuckoo (6:19)
Big G's Monk (4:56)
 in stock $31.75
Sounds Of Yemen 1962-1987
Cat: FTNLP 011. Rel: 18 Jul 24
Ladema Eini (5:24)
Kirya Yefeyfiya (4:01)
Rak Et Koleh Eshma (5:18)
Im Nin'alu (5:51)
Shuvi Yefeyfiya (3:02)
Ya Wald Ya Hali (4:14)
Sam'at Soutak (3:00)
Hil Yahil (2:28)
Kweit Ruhi (2:22)
Anat Alhawa
Alail Ahim (instrumental) (3:05)
Safart (4:05)
Hargat Nof Alail (5:28)
Ya Bnaya (4:55)
Kalo Li Alnas (4:47)
Ach Ya Ouma (5:19)
Ya Bnat El Hoo (3:37)
Saperi Tama (4:08)
Hayyeh Mi Sana (4:55)
Asalk Ya Hur (6:24)
Review: Yemenite music in Israel is a uniquely Middle-Eastern style born from the immigration of Yemenite Jews to Israel. Initially religious and ceremonial, the music featured separate male and female songs accompanied by drumming on olive oil tin cans. Aharon Amram, born in Sana'a, Yemen, immigrated to Israel as a child and became a central figure in this genre. From the 1960s onward, he released numerous records on Sounds of Yemen in which he blended traditional religious songs with his own secular compositions, Western electric instruments and modern arrangements. This double LP showcases Amram's diverse catalogue and undying influence on contemporary Mizrahi.
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 in stock $31.75
Little Electric Chicken Heart
Little Electric Chicken Heart (gatefold translucent blue vinyl LP + insert (indie exclusive))
Cat: MRBLP 309B. Rel: 28 Jun 24
Saudade (3:40)
Promessa E Previsoes (3:42)
Se No Cinema (3:37)
Tem Certeza? (3:49)
Chocolate (4:56)
Vinheta (1:00)
Torturadores (2:53)
Devia Ter Ficado Menos (3:09)
Caspa (2:34)
Review: Ana Frango Eletrico's first ever reissue, Little Electric Chicken Heart, follows up 2023's most recent record Me Chama De Gato Que Eu Sou Sua. Surfacing after Mr. Bongo were met with a string of requests to reissue the album not long after its original release in 2019, we're once more compelled to consider the album's merits and what makes the enjoyment of it tick. More of an establishment of style and talent than an exploration of a concept, the album is noted for its fusion of chamber pop, rock and samba, across a vintage palette that defies any overarching categorisation.
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Tags: MPB | Brazilian
 in stock $25.29
One (reissue)
One (reissue) (gatefold LP)
Cat: OUIA 99021. Rel: 19 Jul 24
Nebula (1:33)
Number One Love (7:48)
It Might Be Gold (3:17)
Musique Mecanique (III) (7:20)
Bjork City (3:53)
Bleeding Heart (5:33)
Circles Inside You (7:54)
Jake-ism (5:51)
Gamma Ray (3:08)
Review: Ray Angry's latest album One is a splendid trip through cinematic, epic landscapes of jazz. As a member of The Roots and a highly sought-after musician, Angry brings his classical training in gospel and jazz to the forefront, infusing his music with pop sensibilities. Tracks like 'Nebula' and 'Musique Mecanique III' demonstrate his ability to create immersive experiences that transcend traditional jazz boundaries. With its cinematic quality and storytelling abilities, One leaves listeners in awe, delivering a mind-blowing musical adventure. Whether you're a jazz aficionado or simply curious, this album is a must-listen for its innovative approach and sheer brilliance.
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 in stock $34.98
Cave Adventure
Cave Adventure (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: FNR 194. Rel: 24 Jun 24
Cave Adventure (4:52)
Unicorn Rider (4:04)
Review: There's not a lot of information out there about Arcade of Serpe, so let's skip the back story and cut to the chase. If that's really an appropriate turn of phrase here. Nothing about Cave Adventure feels rushed. Nothing. In fact, it's quite the opposite, opening on dub-wise bass and playful organs, the atmosphere - somewhere between lackadaisical, come down, BBQ, and psychedelic - subtly rises, although not to a crescendo as much as a delicate fade out after a few minutes strutting to the funk-laden groove. Flip it to find more explorations in the sonic ether, with 'Unicorn Rider' smoothly stepping out into a surreal track that uses space and emptiness to accentuate the noises that are there, which mirror, if not directly reflect, the opening title tune. It's quiet, but you won't forget it in a hurry.
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 in stock $15.60
A Symphony Of Amaranths (remastered)
Cat: BGOCD 1520. Rel: 04 Jul 24
A Symphony Of Amaranths: Carillon/Nocturne/Entracte/Impromptu
The Dong With A Luminous Nose
Three Poems: After Long Silence/She Weeps Over Rahoon/Will You Walk A Little Faster?
National Anthem & Tango (bonus track)
 in stock $12.38
The Definitive Album (reissue)
The Definitive Album (reissue) (translucent blue vinyl LP with obi-strip)
Cat: LLM 7837891. Rel: 28 Jun 24
Back O' Town Blues (3:59)
Sweethearts On Parade (4:23)
Sugar Foot Stomp (2:32)
Canal Street Blues (4:12)
Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home (3:04)
Someday You'll Be Sorry (4:04)
Struttin' With Some Barbecue (5:04)
I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll (4:38)
Cornet Chop Suey (2:09)
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It (2:15)
 in stock $28.26
Louis In London
Cat: 006024 65686128. Rel: 11 Jul 24
When It's Sleepy Time Down South (2:50)
(Back Home Again) In Indiana (4:31)
A Kiss To Build A Dream On (4:25)
Hello, Dolly! (4:55)
Mame (3:26)
You'll Never Walk Alone (2:33)
Ole Miss (3:26)
Blueberry Hill (3:16)
Mack The Knife (3:28)
Rockin' Chair (4:20)
The Bare Necessities (3:08)
What A Wonderful World (2:00)
When The Saints Go Marching In (3:53)
 in stock $13.73
Louis In London
Louis In London (limited translucent green vinyl LP + booklet (indie exclusive))
Cat: 656870 4. Rel: 11 Jul 24
When It's Sleepy Time Down South (2:50)
(Back Home Again) In Indiana (4:31)
A Kiss To Build A Dream On (4:25)
Hello, Dolly! (4:55)
Mame (3:26)
You'll Never Walk Alone (2:33)
Ole Miss (3:26)
Blueberry Hill (3:16)
Mack The Knife (3:28)
Rockin' Chair (4:20)
The Bare Necessities (3:08)
What A Wonderful World (2:00)
When The Saints Go Marching In (3:53)
Review: Verve Records is set to release Louis in London, the final major performance by the legendary Louis Armstrong. Recorded live at the BBC just weeks after Armstrong topped the UK charts with 'What A Wonderful World,' this 13-track collection is made available on coloured vinyl, capturing Armstrong's vibrant energy as he performs with The All Stars on July 2, 1968. The collection spans his career, featuring everything from W.C. Handy's 'Ole Miss'' to hits like 'Mack the Knife' and 'Hello, Dolly!' This session, broadcast on September 22, 1968, on BBC TV's Show Of The Week - Louis Armstrong, was Armstrong's last significant performance. Armstrong cherished this recording, sharing it with friends and visitors, and now, more than five decades later, it's finally being released officially. With extensive liner notes by Ricky Riccardi, Armstrong's biographer, this album continues Armstrong's legacy of spreading joy and reminding us of the enduring beauty of his music.
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Louis In London
Louis In London (LP + booklet)
Cat: 655436 9. Rel: 11 Jul 24
When It's Sleepy Time Down South (2:50)
Indiana (4:31)
A Kiss To Build A Dream On (4:25)
Hello, Dolly! (4:55)
Mame (3:26)
You'll Never Walk Alone (2:33)
Ole Miss (3:26)
Blueberry Hill (3:16)
Mack The Knife (3:28)
Rockin' Chair (4:20)
The Bare Necessities (3:08)
What A Wonderful World (2:00)
When The Saints Go Marching In (3:53)
Review: Verve Records presents Louis In London, the last great performance by one of the most influential jazz musicians of all time, Louis Armstrong. Recorded live at the BBC in July 2, 1968 - weeks after the artist broke the charts with 'What A Wonderful World', which has persisted in the popular sphere most notably due to its infamous inclusion in the Toy Story repertoire - this 13-track performance also hears stellar renditions of strong-armed Armstrong greats such as 'Hello, Dolly!', all performed with his renowned band The All-Stars.
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 in stock $28.26
Ya Habibi Taala Elhaani
Cat: MIR 03LP. Rel: 04 Jul 24
Ya Habibi Taala Elhaani (5:36)
Ya Touyour (6:51)
Ahla Binour El Ain (duet with Farid El Atrache) (8:12)
Enta Hataraf (6:29)
Layali El Unse Fi Vienna (11:06)
Sahirtou Toul El Leil (6:07)
 in stock $25.29
Album (reissue)
Album (reissue) (limited 'sea foam' vinyl LP)
Cat: OGIC 2279SF.1. Rel: 09 Jul 24
Satisfaction (7:30)
It's Not Easy (7:30)
Dirty Gurty (7:30)
Drink Deep (5:21)
Lean On Me (3:52)
Everything Is Going To Be Alright (3:16)
Black & White (3:34)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor (2:33)
Love Saves All (2:14)
 in stock $32.84
Ubiquity (reissue)
Ubiquity (reissue) (limited 180 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: 700215. Rel: 02 Jul 24
Pretty Brown Skin (5:39)
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head (4:51)
I Can't Help Myself (3:03)
Love (4:26)
The Fuzz (4:11)
Hummin' (3:43)
Can You Dig It? (5:51)
Painted Desert (4:43)
Review: Roy Ayers' debut album on Polydor marks a pivotal moment in his musical journey, steering away from traditional jazz towards a vibrant fusion of funk and soul. Ubiquity has Ayers' transition to infectious grooves and sun-drenched textures that resonate with both depth and accessibility. This album succeeds with mid-tempo instrumentals like 'Pretty Brown Skin' and 'The Painted Desert,' which unfold with cinematic richness and psychedelic allure. Backed by a stellar ensemble including bassist John Williams, keyboardist Harry Whitaker, and drummer Alphonso Mouzon, Ayers delivers standout tracks like 'Can You Dig It' and Nat Adderley's 'Hummin' in the Sun,' foreshadowing the expansive funk landscapes he would later explore. Ubiquity stands as a definitive classic and shines a light on Ayers' innovative spirit and enduring influence in shaping the funk genre.
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 in stock $23.15
Live Greenwich Village To Love Cry: Revisited
Cat: EZZTHETICS 1171. Rel: 09 Jul 24
Truth Marching In
Our Prayer
For John Coltrane
Change Has Come
Love Cry
Ghosts
Omega
Dancing Flowers
Bells
Love Flower
Zion Hill
Universal Indians
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Azimuth (reissue)
Azimuth (reissue) (gatefold heavyweight vinyl LP Nachpressung)
Cat: FARO 117LPX. Rel: 28 Jun 24
Linha Do Horizonte (4:27)
Melo Dos Dois Bicudos (3:07)
Brazil (3:57)
Seems Like This (4:31)
Caca A Raposa (5:10)
Estrada Dos Deuses (3:40)
Wait For My Turn (2:59)
Montreal City (3:19)
Morning (3:49)
Periscopio (7:29)
Review: Rewind to 1975, Brazilian supergroup Azymuth hit their richest creative vein with this self-titled full-length. Just as the band remain so themselves, this is still hugely relevant and ridiculously on-point considering it's 40 years on the clock. Proof can be found on every track from the sedative harmonic charms of the opener "Linha Do Horizonte", the raw slap bass funk, velvet keys and soaring synths on "Seems Like This" and the frenetic, almost techy mentality of "Wait For My Turn". An essential addition to any collection, this would have blown minds to pieces back in 1975.
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Tags: Brazilian | Samba | Jazz Funk
 in stock $29.05
Breaker's Revenge: Original B Boy & B Girl Breakdance Classics 1970-1984
Arthur BAKER / VARIOUS
Cat: SJRLP 553. Rel: 27 Jun 24
Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band - "Scorpio" (4:03)
The Jimmy Castor Bunch - "It's Just Begun" (3:41)
BT Express - "Energy Level" (3:46)
James Brown - "Get On The Good Foot" (4:06)
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - "Planet Rock" (6:26)
Manu Dibango - "Soul Makossa" (4:24)
Esther Williams - "Last Night Changed It All" (4:23)
The Mohawks - "The Champ" (2:38)
Herman Kelly & Life - "Dance To The Drummer's Beat" (4:13)
Spanky Wilson - "Sunshine Of Your Love" (3:40)
James Brown - "Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose" (6:11)
Candido - "Soulwanco" (4:12)
Arthur Baker - "Breaker's Revenge" (4:53)
Manu Dibango - "The Panther" (2:29)
Abaco Dream - "Life And Death In G & A" (2:19)
The Jackson 5 - "Dancing Machine" (3:29)
Mongo Santamaria - "Cloud Nine" (5:42)
Edwin Starr - "I Just Wanna Do My Thing" (5:18)
Badder Than Evil - "Hot Wheels The Chase" (3:01)
Review: Curated by the legendary producer Arthur Baker, Breakers Revenge is a comprehensive compilation of original funk, soul, Latin, disco and electro tracks from 1970-1984. These tracks, ranging from well-known classics to hidden gems, have become legendary in the world of breakdancing. Featuring seminal tracks like Dennis Coffey's 'Scorpio', The Jimmy Castor Bunch's 'It's Just Begun' and Afrika Bambaataa's groundbreaking 'Planet Rock', this collection embodies the essence of breakdancing culture. The percussive breakdowns and infectious beats of these tracks have not only been the soundtrack to countless block parties and park jams but have also been sampled by numerous hip-hop artists and producers. With extensive liner notes and track-by-track breakdowns, Breakers Revenge is perfect time capsule for fans of breakdancing, hip-hop and music enthusiasts.
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 in stock $24.22
Breaker's Revenge: Original B Boy & B Girl Breakdance Classics 1970-84
Arthur BAKER / VARIOUS
Cat: SJR CD553. Rel: 27 Jun 24
Dennis Coffey And The Detroit Guitar Band - "Scorpio"
The Jimmy Castor Bunch - "It's Just Begun"
B.T. Express - "Energy Level"
James Brown - "Get On The Good Foot"
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - "Planet Rock"
Manu Dibango - "Soul Makossa"
Esther Williams - "Last Night Changed It All"
The Mohawks - "The Champ"
Herman Kelly & Life - "Dance To The Drummer's Beat"
Spanky Wilson - "Sunshine Of Your Love"
James Brown - "Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose"
Candido - "Soulwanco"
Arthur Baker - "Breaker's Revenge"
Manu Dibango - "The Panther"
Abaco Dream - "Life And Death In G & A"
The Jackson 5 - "Dancing Machine"
Mongo Santamaria - "Cloud Nine"
Edwin Starr - "I Just Wanna Do My Thing"
Badder Than Evil - "Hot Wheels"
Johnny Bristol - "Lusty Lady"
Review: With 'breaking' making its debut in the 2024 Paris Olympics, it seems an apt time to go back to where it all began and showcase some of the music that first made break-dancers move in the early years of hip-hop culture. Soul Jazz Records clearly agrees, hence this two-disc retrospective of early 'breaker' favourites curated by Arthur Baker - a man who's productions and remixes soundtracked many dancefloor battles in the early 80s. It's a suitably strong selection all told, with dusty funk, soul and funk-rock favourites (Johnny Bristol, James Brown, The Jimmy Castor Bunch, Spanky Wilson) being joined by disco-funk jams (Herman Kelly and Life), extra-percussive workouts (Manu Dibango, Mongo Santamaria, Candido) and a smattering of key Baker productions (Afrika Bambaata and Soul Sonic Force's 'Planet Rock' and his own infectious 'Breakers Revenge').
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There'll Never Be Another You (reissue)
There'll Never Be Another You (reissue) (180 gram audiophile vinyl LP)
Cat: MOVLP 3743. Rel: 25 Jun 24
Beatrice (14:48)
There'll Never Be Another You (10:12)
Leaving (23:19)
My Foolish Heart (10:13)
Review: There'll Never Be Another You, recorded live in Zagreb, Croatia, in 1985, features Chet Baker on trumpet, piano, and vocals, accompanied by guitarist Philip Catherine. This album captures the essence of Baker's intimate, melancholic style, showcasing his talent across four duos. The duo's chemistry shines through on tracks like 'Beatrice,' 'Leaving,' and the title track, 'There'll Never Be Another You.' Catherine's guitar complements Baker's performance beautifully, adding depth and texture to the music. Now available on vinyl for the first time!
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 in stock $30.68
Nini
Nini (LP + fold-out poster with obi-strip)
Cat: BB 019LP. Rel: 11 Jul 24
Instant Karma (4:36)
Franchement (2:34)
Sacha (2:53)
Hop-la! (4:43)
PMS (3:32)
The Nap Song (3:53)
Hoes Of Na (4:43)
52" (interlude) (0:50)
Red Flags (3:18)
Toi Ou Moi? (Sacha II) (2:23)
Pas Besoin (3:28)
Joie Intense, Tristesse Profonde (3:25)
 in stock $35.25
I Believe In Miracles
I Believe In Miracles (limited translucent yellow vinyl 7" Nachpressung)
Cat: LMNKVLD 67. Rel: 04 Jul 24
I Believe In Miracles (3:30)
No Nos Pararan (6:48)
Review: In 2011, Banda Achilifunk & OJO served up Gitano Real, one of the year's most essential albums. It was caned far and wide by funk lovers, in particular Craig Charles on his 6 Music show. Now, two cover versions taken from the essential album have been pressed to limited edition translucent yellow vinyl. First up, 'I Believe in Miracles' is an overwhelming take on the Jackson Sisters classic with plenty of happy Latin vibes and rumba funk rhythms. Flip it over for a more abstract version of McFadden and Whitehead's seminal 'Ain't No Stoping Us Now' which is a soulful disco number packed with sunshine.
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Tags: Disco Funk | Latin | Latin Funk | Spanish
 in stock $10.76
Kodama
Kodama (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: KURO 21381. Rel: 15 Jul 24
Soma (4:40)
Dakala (3:53)
Matricohka (2:47)
Dream On (4:15)
Aizu (4:36)
Sister Rain (4:30)
Jongala (3:39)
Isotopes (5:12)
 in stock $28.11
Endless Questions & Answers
Endless Questions & Answers (limited 180 gram translucent magenta vinyl LP + insert)
Cat: SRAR 0013CV. Rel: 22 Jul 24
Break Through Some Border (6:18)
The One Who Believes (5:51)
No Time Ritual (5:10)
Everything's Changed (4:11)
Without Anxiety (5:03)
Fictional Trips (6:10)
It Is A Folly To Take Comfort In The Past (4:21)
Losses (4:33)
 in stock $31.49
Endless Questions & Answers
Endless Questions & Answers (hand-numbered 180 gram magenta marbled vinyl LP + insert limited to 150 copies)
Cat: SRAR 0013ME. Rel: 22 Jul 24
Break Through Some Border (6:16)
The One Who Believes (5:50)
No Time Ritual (5:15)
Everything's Changed (4:11)
Without Anxiety (5:02)
Fictional Trips (6:15)
It Is A Folly To Take Comfort In The Past (4:16)
Losses (4:33)
 in stock $35.51
Forever
Forever (7")
Cat: SRJB 001. Rel: 22 Jul 24
Forever (3:43)
Our Last Dance (3:47)
Review: The impeccable SOLA Records surprises us with a gem from Joe Bataan, offering a delightful dose of Latin soul and a modern twist. 'Forever' is a vibrant Latin Soul dancer, rich with Latin percussion and harmonious group vocals. This track is sure to get you moving with its infectious rhythm and lively spirit. 'Our Last Dance' is a soulful Latin ballad that will resonate with fans of Joe Bataan's classics like 'If I Were A King'. This release, available on a DJ-friendly 7", is poised to become a new classic in soul music. With its timeless appeal and modern flair, Joe Bataan's latest offering is sure to impress any soul enthusiast.
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! low stock $27.98
Drug Story
Joe BATAAN / VARIOUS
Drug Story (LP + booklet)
Cat: NA 5235LP. Rel: 26 Jun 24
Joe Bataan - "Drug Story" (12:26)
Joe Bataan - "Latin Soul Square Dance" (alternate version) (5:24)
Joe Bataan - "(Goodbye Adios) Roberto Clemente" (4:19)
Eddie Lebron - "My Vows To You" (feat Little David) (2:31)
Eddie Lebron - "Sigue Tu Vida" (3:42)
The Edwards Generation - "Someone Like You" (2:59)
The Edwards Generation - "School Is In" (2:57)
One Sy Mack - "Never Listen To Your Heart" (2:39)
One Sy Mack - "A Part Of A Fool" (3:00)
Review: Previously unreleased, Joe Bataan (real name Bataan Nitollano) recorded the bulk of the material making up Drug Story in 1972. This new, highly limited box set hears seven revered, rarely-heard gems of Latin jazz, deep soul, raucous boogaloo, and heavy salsa by the legend, most of which were largely salvaged from his very own self-run Ghetto Records vaults. Drug Story was inspired by true events, and hears Bataan croon graciously over themes of destitution, lost family members and friends, and addiction. One of three definitive reissues of Bataan's greatest works, licensed from Bataan himself, with his oversight and input into a 15 page oversized book by Pablo Yglesia,s that details Bataan's larger-than-imagination life and his little Latin label that could.
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Tags: Salsa | Latin Jazz | Boogaloo
 in stock $28.26
The Bayan Mongol Variety Group (reissue)
Bayan Mongol (1:14)
May There Always Be Peace (2:31)
Youth (2:11)
Birds Of Passage (3:22)
Glorifying The Khangai Valley (2:31)
To My Own Father (4:22)
A Black Horse (4:48)
I Sing For You From Afar (2:54)
Eighteen Years Old (3:32)
Song Of Mother (3:34)
How Do You Do (1:55)
I Miss You (2:03)
 in stock $26.38
Phoenix Reimagined (Live)
Cat: RMBT 750.2. Rel: 15 Jul 24
Intro
Trane
Phoenix Reimagined
Let Go
Mercy
Amerikkan Skin (intro)
Amerikkan Skin
Peace Is Possible
New Mornings
My Favorite Things
Spirit
 in stock $18.83
Timeless
Cat: SOGP 1458642. Rel: 28 Jun 24
Fuzzy Logic
Cafe Rio
The Surest Things Can Change (feat Brian McKnight)
Restless
Drive Time
Savannah Dream (Sophie's Song)
6 PM
Beat Street
Mercy Mercy Mercy
Savannah Dream (Sophie's Song) (radio edit)
 in stock $16.13
Dreams Do Come True: When George Benson Meets Robert Farnon
Cat: 060349 7826636. Rel: 18 Jul 24
At Last (4:12)
A Song For You (3:37)
Pretend (4:00)
A Long Time Ago (4:32)
Love Is Blue (4:16)
My Romance (4:06)
Autumn Leaves (4:18)
Can't We Be Friends (3:01)
My Prayer (4:35)
Yesterday (4:19)
One Goodbye (3:01)
Review: George Benson's upcoming release, Dreams Do Come True: When George Benson Meets Robert Farnon, promises to be a brilliant journey into the past, rediscovering lost treasures from Benson's illustrious career. Collaborating with celebrated composer-arranger Robert Farnon in 1989, Benson delivers soulful renditions of American standards and reimagined pop classics with his signature style. The album, originally recorded during a prolific period but delayed and lost for 35 years, has now resurfaced from Benson's archive. With meticulous remastering and production by Grammy-award-winning pianist Randy Waldman, the album is brought back to life, showing Benson's fluid guitar work and emotive vocals. Dreams Do Come True adds another remarkable chapter to Benson's legacy as a jazz and contemporary music icon, following his groundbreaking success with albums like Breezin'. The wait will be well worth it for long time fans.
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 in stock $29.05
Dreams Do Come True: When George Benson Meets Robert Farnon
At Last
A Song For You
Pretend
A Long Time Ago
Love Is Blue
My Romance
Autumn Leaves
Can't We Be Friends
My Prayer
Yesterday
One Goodbye
Review: Benson's first album since rejoining Warner Music Group earlier this year, it was originally recorded in 1989 but was never released. It features the celebrated composer-arranger Robert Farnon and his orchestra and Farnon's lush arrangements beautifully complement Benson's soulful vocals and fluid guitar work on American standards like 'Autumn Leaves,' 'At Last,' and 'My Romance', as well as reimagined pop classics such as the Beatles' 'Yesterday' and Leon Russell's 'A Song For You.' The album was delayed and subsequently lost until recently rediscovered in Benson's archive and with the help of pianist, composer and arranger Randy Waldman, Benson has revived and remastered the recordings, adding new overdubs and choral arrangements. This release adds a new chapter to Benson's illustrious career, following his tenure with Warner Records from 1976 to 1993, during which he released 12 studio albums, including the triple-platinum Breezin'. Recognised as a jazz master by the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) in 2009, Benson continues to be a giant in both jazz and contemporary music.
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Vision Of Contentment
Cat: LTR 043. Rel: 18 Jul 24
On What Must Be (4:09)
Penumbra (6:29)
A Night In Reno (5:37)
Hades (4:42)
The Heron (5:29)
02:07 (3:10)
Vision Of Contentment (9:13)
The Boat (2:13)
Review: Joep Beving and Maarten Vos's collaborative album, Vision of Contentment, released via Nils Frahm's LEITER label, marks a poignant and profound artistic endeavor. The album, mixed by Frahm at Berlin's famed Funkhaus complex, contains eight brand new compositions that blend Beving's piano with Vos's cello and synths. This collaboration follows their work on Beving's 2019 album, Henosis, and stems from their initial meeting in Amsterdam in 2018. Recorded largely in a shed in the forest outside Bilthoven, Vision of Contentment was inspired by personal and universal themes. The album stands as a tribute to their friend and Beving's manager, Mark Brounen, who battled cancer during its creation. This context lends the music a deeply emotional and contemplative quality, with Beving describing it as finding comfort in the acceptance of the inevitable. Influenced by Morten Feldman, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto, the album's soundscape is haunting and encourages imaginative exploration. Beving and Vos's work transcends mere melancholy, aiming to leave listeners with a sense of love and a search for harmony, ultimately offering a cathartic and spiritually awakening experience.
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 in stock $27.72
Namaste Bombay: A Musical Tribute To Hindi Cinema
Kuljit BHAMRA / VARIOUS
Cat: EUCD 2952. Rel: 27 Jun 24
Shahih & Abira Shah - "Duniya Mein"
Parry Mad & Rekha - "Rama O Rama"
Abira Shah - "Woh Do Kadam"
Parry Mad & Rekha - "Aaj Dil Se Ye Dil Mila"
Priti Kaur - "Tu Jab Mila"
Mangal Singh - "Woh Hai Meri Jaan"
Parry Mad - "De De De"
Bali Brahmbhatt & Sharmila Bardewa - "Tera Deewana"
Mangal Singh & Priti Kaur - "Ve Bulleh Ya"
Mahesh Gadhvi - "Liya Hai Mera Dil"
Parry Mad & Mahesh Gadhvi - "Hum Deewane Hai"
Mangal Singh & Sharmila Bardewa - "Goa Beach"
Abira Shah - "Churiyan"
Priti Kaur - "Lagta Nahin Dil"
Sapan Kumar Rai - "Kabhi Kabhi"
Priti Menon - "Aaja Tu Mera Ban Ke"
Harbir Kaur - "Mera Dil Diya"
Narayanan PN - "Kaise Kate Ye Raat Din"
Shahid - "Pyar Ka Current"
Parry Mad & Rekha - "Pyar Hua"
Priti Kaur - "Pyar Tera"
Vibs Bhatia - "Khamoshiyan"
Abira Shah - "Mere Dil Mein Rehne Wale"
Priti Kaur - "Baadal Aur Hawa"
Ramneet Chawla - "Main Aayi Hoon"
Sapan Kumar Rai - "Deewana Main Deewana"
Priti Menon - "Tu Aa Bhi Ja"
Ekta Rana - "Dil Mein Samaa"
Ramneet Chawla - "Milte Rahenge"
Abira Shah - "Dil Ne Tumko Pukara"
Harbir Kaur - "Ae San San Hawa"
Manickam Yogeswaran - "Kal Jisse Dekha Tha"
Shahid - "Jeene Ka Maza Hai"
Rekha - "Dur Dur Hum Jayenge"
Shahid & Abira Shah - "My Love!"
Parry Mad & Rekha - "Ya Woh?"
Rekha - "Ja Ja Ja"
Anj Chauhan - "Ayla"
Tags: Indian
 in stock $12.38
Some Other Time: The Lost Session From The Black Forest Vol 2 (Deluxe Edition)
Cat: 2XHDREV 1239. Rel: 12 Jul 24
It Could Happen To You (5:27)
You Go To My Head (6:52)
Wonder Why (5:53)
You're Gonna Hear From Me (4:35)
Walkin' Up (6:00)
On Green Dolphin Street (6:08)
How About You (5:23)
What Kind Of Fool Am I (4:04)
I'll Remember April (5:32)
Lover Man (Solo) (5:53)
It's All Right With Me - Incomplete (Solo) (4:51)
 in stock $99.03
Unbound
Unbound (LP)
Cat: JAG 465LP. Rel: 18 Jul 24
Franklin Warrior (3:29)
Unbound (3:34)
SGC (2:15)
She's All We Have (1:55)
Rez News (4:00)
Nashke! (5:10)
Float Back By (3:09)
Trying To Live (2:27)
Gigawaabamin - Come Through (feat Mike Sullivan) (2:56)
Call Me Home (4:33)
Medicine River (4:47)
 in stock $24.49
Unbound
Unbound (limited sky blue vinyl LP)
Cat: JAG 465LPC1. Rel: 18 Jul 24
Franklin Warrior (3:29)
Unbound (3:34)
SGC (2:15)
She's All We Have (1:55)
Rez News (4:00)
Nashke! (5:10)
Float Back By (3:09)
Trying To Live (2:27)
Gigawaabamin - Come Through (feat Mike Sullivan) (2:56)
Call Me Home (4:33)
Medicine River (4:47)
 in stock $23.42
People Of Earth
Cat: JC 240111LP. Rel: 27 Jun 24
Intro: Friendship (0:49)
When We Love (5:35)
Think (6:18)
Better Days (6:09)
Fifth Dimension (5:31)
Move (6:11)
People Of Earth (6:33)
Outro:on Sel Rev (1:22)
 in stock $20.45
Gypsy Heart
Gypsy Heart (limited 7")
Cat: SL 45030. Rel: 04 Jul 24
Gypsy Heart (3:57)
Beauitful Lies (3:34)
Review: Betty Black's 'Gypsy Heart' is a sassy, driving dancer, brimming with flair and powerful vocals. The track marries Rhythm and Blues under the watchful eyes of Gospel and African-American Spirituals. It's mystical and cinematic, yet gutsy and funky - a true Roots Revival Soul with a sophisticated twist, perfect for the dance floor. On the flip side, 'Sweet Beautiful Lies' blurs the lines between Motown, Latin Soul, and Funk. Betty is surrounded by a Phil Spector-inspired wall of sound, delivering a 60s aura as she recounts a young woman's encounter with a smooth-talking man. Backing vocals echo the timeless theme with a modern touch. The track boasts fat backbeat drums, roaring bass, a full Latin percussion section, and horns, all crammed into the studio to accompany Betty.
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The Best Of The Blackbyrds
Cat: CDBGPD 129. Rel: 23 Jul 24
Blackbyrds' Theme
Rock Creek Park
Walking In Rhythm
Happy Music
I Need You
Flying High
Supernatural Feelings
The Baby
Do It Fluid
Something Special
Time Is Movin' On
Love Don't Strike Twice
Soft & Easy
The Runaway
Wilford's Gone
Mysterious Vibes
 in stock $10.23
Moanin'
Moanin' (UHQ-CD with obi-strip)
Cat: UCCQ 9691. Rel: 11 Jul 24
Moanin'
Are You Real
Along Came Betty
The Drum Thunder (Miniature) Suite: First Theme: Drum Thunder/Second Theme: Cry A Blue Tear/Third Theme: Harlem's Disciples
Blues March
Come Rain Or Come Shine
 in stock $18.03
The Big Beat
The Big Beat (UHQ-CD with obi-strip)
Cat: UCCQ 9705. Rel: 12 Jul 24
The Chess Players
Sakeena's Vision
Politely
Dat Dere
Lester Left Town
It's Only A Paper Moon
 in stock $18.58
Live At Montreux & North Sea Jazz Festivals
Live At Montreux & North Sea Jazz Festivals (180 gram audiophile vinyl LP)
Cat: MOVLP 3791. Rel: 02 Jul 24
Minor Thesis (13:15)
A Wheel Within A Wheel (7:00)
Bit A Bittadose (8:07)
Stairway To The Stars (7:07)
Linwood (7:31)
 in stock $30.68
Bakteria
Bakteria (limited hand-numbered 7")
Cat: ARS 006. Rel: 22 Jul 24
Bakteria (3:46)
Bakteria (DaM-FunK Re-Freak) (4:07)
Review: The Bloto quartet recently marked their return with 'Szlam' and 'Scieki,' their first singles in over two years, released on a limited 7" vinyl via Astigmatic Records. These tracks sold out instantly, leaving fans eager for more. The band now continues their musical assault with another 7" release, featuring a remix by modern funk maestro DaM-FunK from Pasadena, California. This release serves as a prelude to their upcoming LP Grzybnia, set for an autumn 2024 release. Bloto's latest single, 'Bakteria,' draws heavily from classic acid house, offering a sinister and primitive sound that's reminiscent of the harsh resilience of bacteria. Recorded during an improvisation session at Studio Pasterka, the band has abandoned acoustic instruments in favour of synthesisers and drums, creating a raw, infectious track. DaM-FunK's remix, 'Bakteria Re-Freak,' transforms the original's dark atmosphere into a vibrant G-Funk track, filled with sunny synths and a drum machine beat. It evokes a biopharmaceutical bacterium leisurely moving through the streets of Los Angeles, blending warmth with a hint of danger. This release not only boasts Bloto's innovative spirit but also highlights DaM-FunK's ability to reimagine and elevate the original material.
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 in stock $23.15
Magumba
Magumba (LP)
Cat: CGILP 003. Rel: 05 Jul 24
BRC.'s Groove (3:56)
Monica (3:26)
Shaft (3:37)
Jesus (2:12)
Tango Boo Gonk (3:23)
Shake It Baby (2:04)
Mother & Child Reunion (2:45)
Live For Life (4:35)
Romance (4:09)
205 (2:37)
Mrs Harriman (4:13)
Review: The Blue Rhythm Combo was a collective of musicians from Barbados including Bert "Panta" Brown, Clarence Thompson, Don Allamby, Jeff Grannum, Kurt Dallaway, Leroy Williams and more. They were active in the seventies and in 1972 dropped their Magumba album. It's a fiery fusion of funk, Latin and soul music that is a cult classic amongst collectors. As such, originals are hard to find and will cost upwards of 300 quid so this reissue is well timed. From the strident horns of 'BRC's Groove' to the ska-like swagger and reggae overtones of 'Mother And Child Reborn' this is a great summertime listen.


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Tags: Afro Funk | Jamaican
 in stock $26.91
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