deluxe 2lp gatefold / 2lp vinyl edition. legendary dj and grammy award-winning producer releases the long-awaited final installment of his magnificent series, celebrates first studio album as an independent artist. dj jazzy jeff releases m3, the finale of his magnificent series. more than a decade after the earlier installments (the magnificent, 2002 and the return of the magnificent, 2007), m3 is jeffs first studio album to be released as an independent artist.
second part of the soundtrack to accompany the “soul of a nation: art in the the age of black power” exhibition, entitled “jazz is the teacher, funk is the preacher”. pressing on triple 180 gram vinyl with download code included.
jan felix may gehört zu einer generation, die keine stilistischen berührungsängste kennt. neue verbindungen zu kreieren, statt an alten abgrenzungen festzuhalten, lautet die devise. dabei zeigt may, ende 1993 geboren, kompositorische und spielerische präzision, innovativem gestaltungswillen und humor. schon mehrfach wurde er ausgezeichnet, beispielsweise 2016 bei der internationalen jazzwoche burghausen, wo er den solisten-wettbewerb gewann und mit seiner band den zweiten platz belegte. zwar zählt frank zappa nicht direkt zu mays vorbildern, eine gewisse verwandtschaft in der geisteshaltung lässt sich aber erahnen. etwa im gewitzten mix aus klassischen und modernen einflüssen, die bei jan felix may von jazz über elektronische musik bis zu impressionismus und progressive rock reichen. der junge pianist und komponist weiß, wie man ausgeklügelte musik so attraktiv gestalten kann, dass sie neben hartgesottenen spezialisten auch viele andere offene ohren aus unterschiedlichen generationen erreicht. -red messiah-, jan felix mays fantastisches debütalbum, klingt frisch und ungewohnt anders. das album erscheint auf 180 gramm vinyl.
JAZZ IN DETROIT / STRATA CONCERT GALLERY / 46 SELDEN (5XCD)
5xcd DPre sale
the radical discovery by amir abdullah of 5 two-track master tapes in the care of hermine brooks – widow of innovative detroit drummer roy brooks – of the charles mingus quintet recorded live in detroit at strata concert gallery is cause for some serious celebration. these electrifying recordings took place during mingus’ week-long residency in february 1973. they were broadcast live by drummer/producer and broadcaster robert “bud” spangler for wdet fm – a public radio station dedicated to jazz – from kenny and barbara cox’s multi-purpose home for strata records at 46 selden. entrance to the gig was $5 dollars in advance and $6 on the door.
AFRO-LATIN, JAZZ AND FUNK EVOLUTIONARY AND REVOLUTIONARY SOUNDS FROM THE TWO CONGOS (5X7 INCH BOX, RSD)
5x7" Vinyl box UK20.04.18
unique soul jazz records’ record store day seven-inch box set which brings together a stunning five-single/ ten track selection of mind-blowingly groovy selection of african, latin, jazz and funk music from the congo. absolutely killer and essential tracks (mostly unknown) from the masters of the vibrant congo scene in the 1960s – featuring the groups franco & ok jazz, rock-a-mambo, african jazz, african fiesta and more. roots african meets dizzy gillespie, james brown, ray barretto & more. the bomb! this unique box-set edition is only available as a one-off pressing especially for record store day 2018.
COUNTRY SOUL SISTERS: WOMEN IN COUNTRY 1952-78 (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK20.02.13
country soul sisters charts the rise of female singers in country music from 1952 to 1978.
as well as country legends dolly parton, loretta lynn, tanya tucker and tammy wynette, country soul sisters also features artists such as bobbie gentry, nancy sinatra - who also made country music but existed outside the traditional nashville framework. also highlighted are country soul music protagonists such as jeannie c riley, diana trask and barbara mandrell.
far from the traditional conservative image of country music this album features songs whose lyrics deal with female empowerment and subjects that include child prostitution, abortion, death and angels, workplace sexual exploitation, small town bigotry and more.
very limited heavyweight double gatefold vinyl edition (complete with full sleeve-notes) and super-loud pressing.
THE LEGENDARY STUDIO ONE RECORDS (2LP) - ORIGINAL CLASSIC RECORDINGS 1963-1980
2x12" Vinyl UK08.10.11
brand new album featuring non-stop killer studio one cuts from the skatalites, heptones, lone ranger, horace andy and loads more. album comes in jewel case with slipcase style cd, limited edition gatefold heavyweight double vinyl and exclusive digital download from here. this is the first new studio one/soul jazz release in over 3 years and is being released to coincide with our forthcoming monster new deluxe hardback 12x12inch 200 page full colour book featuring hundreds of super classic and rare studio one sleeves.
life is long is an opening gate to the world of lithuanian jazzy house. the funky basslines and turntablist stylings, topped with the organic sounds of light, swinging, latin percussion, wailing saxophones, and fluttering flutes forms the distinct sound of jazzus juice. the release includes amazingly frivolous and funky remix crafted by talented mr. rithma (om records).
album, cd dgipack legendary dj and grammy award-winning producer releases the long-awaited final installment of his magnificent series, celebrates first studio album as an independent artist. dj jazzy jeff releases m3, the finale of his magnificent series. more than a decade after the earlier installments (the magnificent, 2002 and the return of the magnificent, 2007), m3 is jeffs first studio album to be released as an independent artist.
der drummer poogie bell, bekannt als langjähriger groovemeister von bassgröße marcus miller und verlässlicher sideman von künstlern wie stanley clarke, david sandborn, chaka khan, erykah badu, angelique kidjo oder al jarreau, zeigt auf exhibition continues eine völlig andere seite seiner musikalischen welt. die eklektische sammlung führt den in pittsburgh geborenen bell in anspruchsvolles terrain, das deutlich über das klassische pocket playing hinausgeht. auf seinem nunmehr bereits sechsten album als leader verbindet er viele elemente – streicher, soulstimmen, tiefgründige liedtexte und einflüsse aus gospel, jazz, afro-cuban und fusion. ein anspruchvolles werk mit tiefgang!
future sounds of jazz vol. 14 - compiled by permanent vacation benjamin fröhlich & tom bioly! 28 tracks by move d, roman flügel, slowdive, isolée, cobblestone jazz, luke abbott, remixes by avalon emerson, russ gabriel, kassem mosse, i:cube a.m.o. including 3 exclusive and previously unreleased
soul jazz records are releasing this new 10th anniversary 2017 edition of their classic album ‘dancehall – the rise of jamaican dancehall culture’. this long-out-of-print collection is now available as a triple-vinyl edition with download code included.
acid jazz führt die reihe der leroy hutson wiederveröffentlichungen fort und bringt die klassiker -closer to the source- und -the man!- heraus. auf der cd der reissue des 1974 veröffentlichten albums the man! befindet sich die schwer aufzufindende mono-version von ella weez als bonustrack. die lp kommt abermals mit ausführlichen sleeve notes und dem ursprünglichen tracklisting. lp mit printed inner sleeve, originale trackliste
NEW ORLEANS: THE ORIGINAL SOUND OF FUNK VOL. 4 (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl D27.04.18
soul jazz records’ latest excursion into the crescent city vaults delves deep into the roots and history of the voodoo world of new orleans funk. packed to the brim with serious break-heavy, heavyweight funk tunes from classic new orleans artists including eddie bo, betty harris, dave bartholomew, johnny adams and eldridge holmes (with the ever-present allen toussaint and the meters as always behind the scenes). there is also a host of rare cuts from a number of lesser-known second line new orleans artists, whose fame rarely reached past the walls of the city, including gus ‘the groove’ lewis, james k-nine, norma jean, bob french, chuck colbert, zilla mayes and joe haywood. comes as heavyweight 180 gram double vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
acid jazz are pleased to announce details of the definitive leroy hutson compilation – anthology: 1972-1984.
a legend to soul fans, his catalogue has been increasingly sought after by collectors and producers since the last time it was widely available nearly 20 years ago.
college friends and early collaborator with donny hathaway then hand-picked as curtis mayfield’s replacement in the impressions, his solo career resulted in 7 albums for mayfield’s curtom label. they are considered some of the greatest of the era and the very best music from them is collected here.
licensed from mr hutson himself, this represents his first approved anthology, and comes in a beautiful package with an essay by soul expert and mojo award winning writer tony rounce and memorabilia and photos from mr. hutson’s own personal archive.
the first single lifted to preview the album – the previously unreleased positive forces has been championed at 6 music by gilles peterson who described it as one of the most important discoveries of the past ten years.
PRIVATE COLLECTION VOL. 3 - MORE INDEPENDENT JAZZ SOUNDS FROM THE 70S & 80S (3X12 LP)
3x12" Vinyl lp D24.10.17
beloved dj, compiler and incurable vinyl junkie, kev beadle returns to bbe with a 3rd volume of his much lauded æprivate collectionÆ album series. taking in a wide range of obscure jazz with a distinct nod to the dance-foor, the frst two æprivate collectionsÆ are already considered classics by the jazz-dance community. once again presenting a wealth of ultrarare sounds previously only available to record collectors with very deep pockets, vol.3 sees kev inviting us to travel even deeper into the vinyl vaults.
the album shows how the ideals of the civil rights movement, black power and black nationalism influenced the evolvement of radical african-american music in the united states of america in the intensely political and revolutionary period at the end of the 1960s following the assassinations of malcolm x, martin luther king and the rise of the black panther party.
featuring groundbreaking artists such as gil scott-heron, roy ayers, don cherry, oneness of juju, sarah webster fabio, horace tapscott, phil ranelin and many others, soul of a nation shows how political themes led to the rise of ‘conscious’ black music as new afro-centric styles combined the musical radicalism and spirituality of john coltrane and radical avant-garde jazz music alongside the intense funk and soul of james brown and aretha franklin and the urban poetry and proto-rap of the streets.
double gatefold vinyl album edition comes with full colour inners + bonus download code and includes full sleeve-notes/photography.
soul jazz records’ new space, energy and light is a collection of music by early electronic and synthesizer pioneers (from the 1960s through the 1970s), mid-1970s proto-new age gurus and 1980s guerrilla d-i-y cassette-era electronic artists, spanning in total over a near 30-year time frame. all of these artists used electronic advancements in music technology as a means of exploring not only space and the idea of the future, but also of looking inwards to the soul and of creating music in harmony with the natural world.
comes as a heavyweight triple vinyl album plus download code. artwork includes some of the earliest photography of the plieades star cluster dating from the 1880s.
soul jazz records’ record store exclusive limited-edition soul 7” box set comprising five fantastic 70s soul seven-inch singles reproduced here in exact replica bespoke label artwork and all digitally re-mastered. previously only available individually and direct from soul jazz records website. seriously rare, killer and classic soul tunes brought together here in this unique one-off pressing record store day box-set edition.
the legendary skatalites, alongside the later studio one in-house bands - the soul vendors, sound dimension, soul defenders and brentford road all stars – were as much a part of the classic studio one sound as were the singers that they accompanied such as alton ellis, horace andy, marcia griffiths and bob marley and the wailers.
soul jazz records’ new boombox 2 is a new selection of early rap music from the period 1979-83, with barely a household name in sight. featured here are some the earliest hip-hop records that came out of new york city following the enormous commercial success of the first ever rap record, ‘rapper’s delight’ by the sugarhill gang, in september 1979. artists and producers alike tried to jump aboard the new commercial possibilities of hip-hop. by the end of the year there were 30 hip-hop singles, all released by independent new york labels. the following year there were over 100 more, and so on.
boombox 2 is a triple 180g vinyl set (+ download code) that features extensive text, exclusive interviews and stunning photography by jamel shabazz, martha cooper and others.
limitiert und remastered: fünf nachpressungen vergriffener studio one bestseller. willkommen bei studio one, der university of reggae. mit studio one scorcher, studio one groups, studio one soul 2, studio one kings und sound dimension mojo rocksteady bringt das londoner label soul jazz fünf, ursprünglich zwischen 2002 und 2007 erschienene platten neu heraus.
back in print! 2xlp now with bonus download code!
studio one’s list of singers launched at the famous label reads like a roll call of jamaican music. horace andy, alton ellis, ken boothe, freddie mcgregor, johnny osbourne and more. this album features classic and rare tracks that span the breadth of the legendary studio one catalogue: ska, roots, rocksteady, lovers and more from the 1960s and 70s.
unique soul jazz records’ record store day seven-inch box set comprising five separate singles featuring ten killer rare collectors tracks from studio one records, featuring ska, roots, rocksteady, dub.
seminal, rare and classic tunes! these singles have only ever ever been available exclusively direct from soul jazz records’ soho shop in london and are available worldwide only for this collectors box set rsd special release.
this unique box-set edition is only available as a one-off pressing especially for record store day 2017.
THE JAZZ SINGER - ANTHOLOGY: MUSE YEARS 1973-1991 (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK22.11.16
top-werkschau des legendären us-jazz-sängers mark howe murphy mit 17 songs aus seinen 16 alben für muse records. mit exzellenten vocalversionen legendärer jazz-klassiker wie “cantaloupe island” (herbie hancock) oder “stolen moments” (oliver nelson), re-interpretationen brasilianischer songs von antonio carlos jobim (“two kites”) und milton nascimento (“empty faces”), songs von stevie wonder (“looking for another pure love”) und den beatles (“eleanor rigby” im big-band-arrangement). seine eigenkomposition “ding walls” über die londoner nu-jazz-szene erscheint hier erstmals auf vinyl.
slick, sultry and sublime rnb infused with soul & jazz. originating in belgium at the tail end of the 1960s and into the 70’s, popcorn was a music and dance scene with an emphasis on often obscure black american records of the then recent past. drawing immediate parallels with the uk’s northern soul scene from approximately the same time, young people would flock from all corners of belgium to cram into a converted farmhouse barn to dance to these exotic sounds. but whilst northern favoured an often uptempo, stomping 60’s soul sound, popcorn focused almost entirely on slower, moodier numbers.
the double vinyl comes in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
soul jazz records’ new nigeria soul fever is their first release to explore the vast wealth of nigerian music recorded in the 1970s. the new album comes with introductory sleevenotes by bill brewster (author of last night a dj saved my life).
packed-full with afro-funk, disco and boogie all from nigeria, this triple album set brings together a stunning collection of diverse west african sounds. whilst a small handful of the artists featured (joni haastrup, tee mac, christy essien) have seen the light of day outside africa, this is essentially a collection of killer tracks by an array of artists completely unknown outside of nigeria.
HENRY STREET MUSIC - THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION PART 2 (LTD 5X7 INCH)
5x7" Vinyl D09.06.16
henry street (named after brooklyn homeboy johnny’s neighbourhood) always had a ‘newyork’ vibe, and even when drawing its producers from further afield, the label encapsulated the city’s melting-pot of talent and raw, bristling energy... energy captured here, and exploding off these remasteredt racks like it’s 1999 all over again!so... dust off those dancing shoes, and get ready to feel the heat, it’s one more time for the henry street hustle!
another super rare gem that’s part of our esteemed holy grail series. all tracks fully licensed and digitally restored. only 1000 vinyl lps available, all numbered! includes comprehensive and detailed liner notes with pictures and information taken from our interviews with mr james tatum himself.
this is a second selection of independent disco records featuring rare and classic tracks originally released in the usa between the halcyon years of 1977 and 1985. this release features only the finest disco, modern soul and boogie and is compiled by disco patrick who put together for soul jazz records the mighty *disco - an encyclopedic guide to the cover art of disco records* 400+ page deluxe book, as well as the first installment of *disco - a fine selection of independent disco, modern soul and boogie*. the double vinyl includes a download code.
you could say we are excited about our new release here at hizou music. very excited. because with out heart and soul rooted in the heritage, history and tradition of house music we are especially proud to welcome two producers into the fold whose pedigrees match our vision perfectly, chicagos very own brian harden and ellery cowles (aka wavelength).
young jessie is one of the unheralded greats of the r&b, rock & roll and soul eras. beginning his career as a young teenager in la vocal group the flairs (with schoolmate richard berry, later of louie louie infamy), he then signed on with modern records and cut several high quality r&b sides through the mid-1950s