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This Week: Funk Soul & Jazz

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Matematica
Cat: NYCT 7070. Rel: 15 Apr 21
  1. Matematica (3:56)
  2. Matematica (instrumental) (3:53)
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Hard Times
Hard Times (7" repress)
Cat: SB 7031. Rel: 14 Apr 21
  1. Hard Times (0:30)
  2. Listen To Me (0:30)
Review: Powerful belters from soul supernova Baby Huey. The only solo 45s he cut for Curtom Records before he passed away aged only 26, this was released posthumously and OG copies regularly go for over 200 pounds. Now reissued on Soul Brother, the two sides give you the full fat Huey; "Hard Times" hits with a raw Lee Fields style gravelly, story-telling delivery while "Listen To Me" shows Huey's deft ability to band-lead an all-out rock jam. Raw and emotional, Huey left this world far too soon.
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Never Too Much
Never Too Much (7" repress)
Cat: ATH 091. Rel: 14 Apr 21
  1. Never Too Much (4:25)
  2. Never Too Much (instrumental) (4:18)
Review: Athens Of The North is unveiling a whole wealth of new 7"s this month and as usual, each and every one is an essential purchase. This one in particular will resonate with a wide audience thanks to the ubiquity of the source material - Luther Vandross's 'Never Too Much.' There have been many versions over the years but this reggae take from Derrick Cross is special indeed, and an OG will costs basically too much for any sane person. Now a fully legit repress makes it accessible to all once more, and hurrah for that.
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Movin On
Movin On (12")
Cat: EDITDUB 12. Rel: 12 Apr 21
  1. Gino Dentie & The Family - "Movin On" (unreleased re-edit) (7:07)
  2. Gino Dentie & The Family - "Express" (unreleased re-edit) (5:53)
  3. Biddu Orchestra - "Voodoo Man" (instrumental) (6:13)
  4. Suna Yildizoglu - "I´m Gonna Dance" (unreleased Disco dub) (7:47)
Review: The Edit & Dub series returns for the first time in 2021, this time with a selection of reworks reportedly crafted by high-fliers Ron Basejam (as Ron's Reworks), Kon, the Owl and the Patchouli Brothers (the label doesn't state which producer was responsible for each edit, but don't let that put you off). The A-side sports two tidy, scalpel-style re-edits of dusty disco-funk cuts by Gino Dentie & The Family, with the EP opening revision of 'Movin' On' being arguably the pick of the pair. Things move up a notch on the flip, where a fine instrumental tweak of Biddu Orchestra's Italo-disco throb-job 'Voodoo Man' is followed by a terrific dancefloor dub of Suna Yidizoglu's 'I Wanna Dance', a boogie gem full of righteous bass and spangly synth sounds.
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Eclipse: Part Three
Eclipse: Part Three (double 7")
Cat: VR 2087. Rel: 14 Apr 21
  1. Stand On The Word (Louie Vega original version) (4:46)
  2. Hot Music (feat Lisa Fischer) (4:38)
  3. Pastime Paradise (feat Josh Milan) (3:58)
  4. Berimbau (feat Josh Milan & Lisa Fischer) (4:06)
Review: Unlike its predecessors, the third and final part of Elements of Life's reissue of their 2013 double-CD Eclipse does not come on a 12" double-pack, but rather a double seven-inch. It contains some genuine gems from Louie Vega's disco/Latin/house fusion collective, starting with a suitably rousing, celebratory and mood-enhancing diso-boogie cover of Joubert Singers' classic 'Stand on the Word'. The EP also sports two other tidy covers - a rich, sun-splashed jazz-funk take on Stevie Wonder classic 'Pastime Paradise' and a lazy, hazy, carnival-ready interpretation of Brazilian standard 'Berimbau' - as well as a deliciously jazzy EOL original called 'Hot Music'.
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Eclipse: Part Four
Eclipse: Part Four (double 7")
Cat: VR 209. Rel: 15 Apr 21
  1. Fantasy (feat Melanin) (4:25)
  2. Harlem River Drive (5:03)
  3. You Come Into My Life (feat Anane) (4:34)
  4. Bass Run (4:03)
Review: Louie Vega is one of the wonders of the natural world. He has been making timeless music for more than a quarter of a century and unlike many of his aged peers, he still very much keeps on knocking it out of the park. The fourth part of his Eclipse project with the Elements of Life crew is another golden one. 'Fantasy' (feat Melanin) is a soul drenched opener with broken beats and trademark instrumental flair. Things get deeper on 'Harlem River Drive' with its Latin flourishes before 'You Come Into My Life' is a gorgeous vocal cut with jazzy keys. 'Bass Run' is a shuffling, finger clicking, rump wiggling gem to close.
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Who's Your Boss
  1. Pearl Farano & The High Lights Of Joy - "Who's Your Boss" (2:53)
  2. Zella Jackson - "Days Are Just Like People" (2:19)
Review: Greg Belson is a world leading gospel collector and DJ who had great success with his Divine Disco series. He continued his vital work with Cultures of Soul on the Devin Funk compilations series and now the label are serving up the many highlights on 7". Here we have
Pearl Farano & The High Lights Of Joy with 'Who's Your Boss', a high speed funk gem with in the pocket drum playing and energetic guitar riffs. The real star of course is the coarse vocal that cannot help but light your fires. On the flip, Zella Jackson's vocal soars next to summery flutes and raw, dense rhythm sections.
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Played by: I Love 45's!
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Funky President Edits Vol 8
Funky President Edits Vol 8 (7") (1 per customer)
Cat: FJRC 7008. Rel: 15 Apr 21
  1. Eugene & The Tribe (3:23)
  2. Sweat Break (3:33)
Review: The superbly skilled studio technician J Rocc serves up more of his unmissable edits here. He takes on a stone cold classic A Tribe Called Quest cut 'Luck of Lucien' to open up with and amazingly offers it as an instrumental for the first time ever. The original track was played by the iconic Ron Hardy so J Rocc found it to make this similar edit. The busier, darker drums of 'Sweat Break' are just as essential on the reverse, making this another must buy volume of edits from this modern great.
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Played by: Eddie C
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Lord & Dego
Cat: 2052 BLACK. Rel: 15 Apr 21
  1. BMX Beats (5:52)
  2. Stop At The Petrol Station (2:03)
  3. Mandarin Delight (4:27)
  4. Beee Side Inside (4:21)
Review: Matt Lord has been working on and off with the 2000 Black crew since the early 2000s, though it's only in recent years that he's stepped out of the shadows. He first officially collaborated with Dego on a joint EP in 2018, the rather fine One Way To Another, and here the pair reunite for another jaunt through jazz-funk-influenced EP rich in rubbery bass guitar lines, jammed-out keys, and on EP standouts 'Mandarin Delight' and 'Bee Side Inside', fizzing disco synths and guitars. Yet while those two flipside cuts draw heavily on disco and boogie for inspiration, the rest of the EP revolves around broken beats, with Lord and Dego adding their jazzy and funky touches to heavy bruk-up rhythms.
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Flor Lilas (reissue)
Cat: MRB 7191. Rel: 16 Apr 21
  1. For Lilas (3:34)
  2. O Rato Roeu (1:37)
  3. Floresta Encantada (3:04)
  4. Dourado Da Manha (3:27)
Review: Mr Bongo's Brazil 45s series is like catnip to all collectors of Latin music. It has turned out more than 85 editions that cover all forms of South American soul and funk. This time out it's a is sublime four-tracker from the much loved Brazilian pair of Luli Lucinha e O Bando. It first saw the light of day in 1972 but has long since been lost to the public. Aspects of psychedelic rock, MPB and folk are all stirred dup with the tunes being held together by Luli and Lucinha's vocals. The EP is packed with magic and musical brilliance and also features Brazilian percussionist Alyrio Lima, who was a member of the iconic Weather Report in later years.
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Do It Again
Cat: MOFUNK 033. Rel: 14 Apr 21
  1. Do It Again (4:00)
  2. Do It Again (instrumental) (4:00)
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The Perfect Circle
The Perfect Circle (clear gold splattered vinyl 7" limited to 250 copies) (1 per customer)
Cat: DYNAM 7050CLEAR. Rel: 12 Apr 21
  1. The Perfect Circle (4:39)
  2. The Hands Of Time (7" edit) (3:59)
Review: This limited edition 7" marks the first ever vinyl reissue of music by funk and soul greats The Perfect Circle. Their self titled LP is a real holy grail for collectors and now these two nuggets from it are going tone just as well received. The wax is lead by the disco-funk dancer that is the title track, with its high speed drum work and sleazy, almost Parliamanet-esque style vocal delivery. On the flip is 'The Hands of Time,' a more ass-shaking b-boy, disco and jazz-funk floor filler with standout horn leads and plenty of colourful Rhodes chords.
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Next To Nothing Remixes
Cat: ALBF 1207. Rel: 13 Apr 21
  1. Wall Street (feat Andrew Ashong - Matthew Herbert Street dub) (5:59)
  2. Joyfulness (feat Alexa Harley - Elkka remix) (5:15)
  3. Step (Daz I Kue remix) (7:18)
  4. Somebody Else (feat Andrew Ashong - Shy One remix) (5:01)
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I've Got Power In My Mind
  1. Preacherman Isidore Womack - "I've Got Power In My Mind" (3:12)
  2. Allen Gauff Jr & His Combo - "I Don't Want To Be Alone" (5:13)
Review: Soon, Cultures of Soul will release Greg Belson's Divine Funk, the British record collector's latest deep dive into the world of vintage, gospel-influenced dance music. First, they're treating us to a series of sampler 45s featuring select cuts from the compilation. This one opens with Preacherman Isadore Womack's 'I've Got Power On My Mind', a laidback slab of lightly funky soul from 1978 featuring great guitar riffs and a simply superb lead vocal. It comes backed with 'I Don't Want To Be Alone' by Allen Gauff Jr and His Combo, a more up-tempo slab of gospel funk rich in righteous church organs, bongo-laced breakbeats and another impassioned lead vocal. Stellar stuff all told.
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Played by: I Love 45's!
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American Cars
Cat: WAH 12044. Rel: 15 Apr 21
  1. American Cars (acoustic mix) (3:36)
  2. American Cars (Africanz On Marz West Coast Drive rework) (5:39)
  3. Life (acoustic mix) (4:26)
  4. Life (Scrimshire remix) (4:55)
Review: Wah Wah 45s return to the world of reissues by offering up a fresh (and expanded) pressing of an overlooked acoustic soul gem from the early 1990s. SAM was a short-lived collaboration between singer-songwriter Sam Edwards and producer Alex Boyesen, who met while the was working for the Haringey Music Workshop community project, with the pair self-releasing a two-track single. You get both of those cuts here: the simply sublime, life-affirming acoustic soul-jazz brilliance of 'American Cars' and the even more jazzy 'Life', both of which feature staggeringly good lead vocals from Edwards. The EP also includes two fresh remixes: an extended, subtly beefed-up jazz-dance revision of 'American Cars' from Ashley Beedle's Afrikanz on Marz project, and a warming, colourful, synth-sporting take on 'Life' by Adam Scrimshire.
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Took A Chance On Love
Cat: FL 012. Rel: 12 Apr 21
  1. Took A Chance On Love (3:14)
  2. Don't Wanna Lose Your Love (4:43)
Review: Satin Finish started out as a trio of Goldsboro musicians namely Donald Oliver on keys, Joe Exum on drums and Dennis Kornegay on bass. They were all scouted to the Greenback Records label out of New Jersey by two producers by the names of George Greene and Gary D. Jackson. High school graduate Karen Scott was the band's vocalist and here she does a fine job across a pair of stunning and spine tingling cuts of soul drenched, mid tempo disco funk. 'Took A Chance On Love' has great harmonies and dancing keys to get you moving and 'Didn't Wanna Lose Your Love' is the more sentimental slow song for smoochy moments.
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Bump & Hustle Music
Bump & Hustle Music (limited 7")
Cat: DYNAM 7093. Rel: 12 Apr 21
  1. Bump & Hustle Music (4:59)
  2. Fulton County Line (4:46)
Review: If you've ever been to a rare groove party - or a soul and funk one, for that matter - there's a fair chance you'll have heard Tommy Stewart's 'Bump & Hustle Music'. The song first featured on the American artist's self-titled debut album in 1976, but later became an anthem on the London rare groove scene. It remains an infectious, feel-good, life-affirming treat, with addictive female vocals, twittering flute motifs and much-sampled horn riffs riding a languid, rolling groove. Over on the flip you'll find another fine track taken from the same album: the sweeping, string-laden disco sweetness that is 'Fulton County Line'.
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Bump & Hustle Music
Bump & Hustle Music (clear green splattered vinyl 7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: DYNAM 7093GREEN. Rel: 12 Apr 21
  1. Bump & Hustle Music (5:03)
  2. Fulton County Line (4:48)
Review: If you've ever been to a rare groove party - or a soul and funk one, for that matter - there's a fair chance you'll have heard Tommy Stewart's 'Bump & Hustle Music'. The song first featured on the American artist's self-titled debut album in 1976, but later became an anthem on the London rare groove scene. It remains an infectious, feel-good, life-affirming treat, with addictive female vocals, twittering flute motifs and much-sampled horn riffs riding a languid, rolling groove. Over on the flip you'll find another fine track taken from the same album: the sweeping, string-laden disco sweetness that is 'Fulton County Line'.
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Wish I Didn't Miss You
Cat: MSV 025. Rel: 14 Apr 21
  1. Wish I Didn't Miss You (3:53)
  2. Wish I Didn't Miss You (remix) (4:19)
Review: Oooh! Angie Stone's "Wish I Didn't Miss You" definitely belongs in the canon of all time modern soul classics. Taken from her 2001 second album Mahogany Soul, the Swizz Beats produced track made optimum usage of an O' Jays sample and was instrumental in that LP going gold and propelling the former D'Angelo collaborator to stardom. It also inspired countless official and under the counter remixes with Blaze's perhaps the most recognisable. So yes this reissue on 7" from Outta Sight is worthy if you don't have the original in your collection and features a housed up remix from Hex Hector on the flip.
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Sou Negro
  1. Toni Tornado - "Sou Negro" (2:21)
  2. Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax - "Coluna Do Meio" (2:58)
Review: Mr Bongo offers up an incredible 86th volume in the Brazil45 series, and this time it's Black Rio funk from two mainstays of the sound, Toni Tornado & Zeca Do Trombone. A-side 'Sou Negro' is from Tornado's 1970 EP on Odeon Records. It's a sought after number that despite lasting only just over two minutes still makes an indelible impression. Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax join forces on the flip for 'Coluna Do Meio,' which is a more smooth, easy going jazz laced tune compared with the raw and direct a-side. This one has an acrobatic vocal and sunny riffs bringing pool-side vibes under clear blue skies.
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I Can't Hurt You Back
Cat: SR 007. Rel: 12 Apr 21
  1. I Can't Hurt You Back (3:04)
  2. Who You Going To Run, Where You Going To Hide (2:57)
Review: Amazingly, this 7" from the Young Mods has never even been sold on Discogs, which is surely a mark of just how rare it is. The group was formed when Tommy Henderson came back home to Ohio from a tour of Vietnam. He hooked up with Carl Dronaugh, Raymond Smith and Ronnie Ditto and a host of other backing group members and had huge success with their first ever release. It sent them on a nationwide tour of the States and saw them open for the he O'Jays, Delfonics & Intruders. These two gorgeous soul numbers formed their follow up single. There was only ever more more official release after this, which is all the more astonishing given how good it is.
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Albums
Nights On Saturn (Communication)
Cat: AS 150. Rel: 13 Apr 21
  1. Nights On Saturn (20:57)
  2. Nights On Saturn (Communication) (20:51)
 in stock $23.05
The Jazz Harpist (reissue)
The Jazz Harpist (reissue) (180 gram white marbled vinyl LP limited to 300 copies)
Cat: SOW 005. Rel: 13 Apr 21
  1. Thou Swell (3:59)
  2. Stella By Starlight (3:05)
  3. Dancing On The Ceiling (7:27)
  4. Aeolian Groove (4:14)
  5. Quietude (2:49)
  6. Spicy (3:40)
  7. Lamentation (4:00)
Review: Although her Afro Harping album might be more popular, legendary American harpist Dorothy Ashby's debut The Jazz Harpist is equally as essential. It was her debut record in 1957 on the Regent label and is a record which generally credits the Detroiter as being the first artist to translate harp to bebop and jazz in a real way. Traditionally more seen as an instrument associated with classical music, Ashby remove it from its genteel past and dropped it into a more modern and edgy context with stunning results. This glorious album is the best way to understand that transformation.
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The Other Side Of Abbey Road
The Other Side Of Abbey Road (limited gatefold 180 gram audiophile vinyl LP)
Cat: FRIM 93028. Rel: 12 Apr 21
  1. Golden Slumbers/You Never Give Me Your Money (4:48)
  2. Because/Come Together (7:26)
  3. Oh! Darling (4:02)
  4. Here Comes The Sun/I Want You (She's So Heavy) (9:01)
  5. Something/Octopus's Garden/The End (6:21)
 in stock $39.19
Vortographs
Cat: RERBLAST 3. Rel: 15 Apr 21
  1. Soak
  2. Skrew
  3. Rope
  4. Tactile Grid
 in stock $13.54
Shibuya 357: Live In Tokyo 1992 (remastered)
Cat: JPNI 0554851. Rel: 12 Apr 21
  1. Gimme One Of Those
  2. BNH
  3. Ride In The Sky
  4. Go To Give
  5. People Get Ready
  6. Don't Let It Go To Your Head
  7. Mr Tanaka
  8. Never Stop
  9. Stay This Way
  10. Doin' It To Death
  11. Dream Come True
  12. Shakedown
  13. Gimme One Of Those (First Set Shibuya - bonus track)
  14. BNH (First Set Shibuya - bonus track)
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The Scepter Sessions
The Scepter Sessions (transparent orange vinyl LP with obi-strip)
Cat: LPSUND 5573. Rel: 16 Apr 21
  1. Tonight's The Night (2:23)
  2. One Sweet Kiss (2:28)
  3. Smokey Joe's (2:05)
  4. You Did The Best You Could (2:01)
  5. Keep On Searchin' (2:29)
  6. Looky, Looky (What I Got) (2:01)
  7. Are You Trying To Get Rid Of Me (2:39)
  8. Together (2:13)
  9. All You Gotta Do (2:19)
  10. I'll Settle For You (3:19)
  11. Let Love Win (2:07)
  12. I Wish You Were My Baby (2:26)
  13. Out In The Streets Again (2:03)
  14. The Last Time (2:15)
  15. Sweet & Lovey (2:29)
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Mora! II
Mora! II (LP)
Cat: FARO 223LP. Rel: 13 Apr 21
  1. Afra Jum (part 2) (6:26)
  2. Amazona (4:02)
  3. Amazona Prelude Dawn (6:53)
  4. Samba Conga Do Amor (5:20)
  5. Por Que Paro (0:47)
  6. Afra Jum (part 3) (2:33)
  7. Old Man Joe (4:51)
  8. El Morro (5:55)
Review: Francisco Mora Catlett is a Mexican drummer, composer and educator. He began his musical career in Mexico City where he worked as a session musician for Capitol Records between 1968-1970. He left with Sun Ra in 1973 and worked with him until 1980. While in Detroit in 1987, he released his first album as a leader, the Pan-Afro project "Mora!". Mora II continues the concept of the first album, with wife Teresa Mora on vocals and trumpet legend Marcus Belgrave, This follow up album has finally been given a high quality vinyl reissue by London's Far Out Recordings.
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Mora! I
Mora! I (LP)
Cat: FARO 222LP. Rel: 13 Apr 21
  1. Prelude Welcome (1:29)
  2. Afra Jum (11:55)
  3. Rumba Morena (4:53)
  4. Five AM (5:34)
  5. Samba De Amor (7:07)
  6. Cultural Warrior (9:26)
  7. Epilogue-Conga Hasta La Vista (1:36)
Review: The evergreen Far Out Recordings here serve up, for the first time ever on vinyl, Mora! II, alongside the previously released Mora! Mexican-American percussionist and former member of the Sun Ra Arkestra, Francisco Mora Catlett recorded the first of these albums as private presses in 1987. The follow up was with an expanded Detroit jazz brass section but was shelved for many years. Both are pan-American melting pots that stir up afro-cuban rhythms, fiery sambas, frenetic batucadas and much more which is why they have become such gold standard Latin jazz classics.
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Mora: I & II
Cat: FARO 222CD. Rel: 13 Apr 21
  1. Prelude Welcome
  2. Afra Jum
  3. Rumba Morena
  4. Five AM
  5. Samba De Amor
  6. Cultural Warrior
  7. Epilogue Conga Hasta La Vista
  8. Afra Jum
  9. Amazona Prelude Dawn
  10. Amazona
  11. Samba Conga Do Amor
  12. El Moro
  13. Old Man Joe
  14. Por Que Paro
  15. Afra Jum
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Light Blue
Cat: JPCD 821001. Rel: 16 Apr 21
  1. Joy
  2. Echoes
  3. Apres Un Reve
  4. The Wanch
  5. Middle Avenue
  6. Light Blue
  7. Dans L'eau De La Claire Fontaine
  8. La Mer
  9. Something
  10. A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing
 in stock $15.27
Glass Bead Games (remastered)
Glass Bead Games (remastered) (gatefold 180 gram audiophile vinyl 2xLP repress)
Cat: SES 19737/8. Rel: 14 Apr 21
  1. Powerful Paul Robeson (5:41)
  2. Grass Bead Games (4:31)
  3. Prayer To The People (4:10)
  4. Cal Massey (2:40)
  5. John Coltrane (6:46)
  6. Eddie Harris (4:16)
  7. Biskit (5:31)
  8. Shoulders (5:18)
  9. Bridgeworks (3:45)
  10. Maimoun (5:26)
  11. Alias Buster Henry (8:14)
  12. One For Amos (6:48)
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Two Roses
Two Roses (gatefold 180 gram vinyl 2xLP)
Cat: M 7370. Rel: 16 Apr 21
  1. Almah Sleeping (3:58)
  2. When I'm Falling (3:51)
  3. Nature Talking (4:12)
  4. Song For My Brother (4:30)
  5. Emotional Storm (7:05)
  6. Two Roses (Shnei Shoshanim) (4:25)
  7. Nature Boy (4:26)
  8. A Child Is Born (8:36)
  9. Puncha Puncha (6:21)
  10. Morenika (4:10)
  11. Seven Seas (4:45)
  12. Arab Medley (5:18)
  13. Overture Noam Op 1 (4:31)
  14. Alon Basela (4:56)
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Two Roses
Two Roses (CD)
Cat: M 7369. Rel: 16 Apr 21
  1. Almah Sleeping
  2. When I’m Falling
  3. Song For My Brother
  4. Two Roses (Shnei Shoshanim)
  5. Nature Boy
  6. Emotional Storm
  7. Puncha Puncha
  8. Arab Medley
  9. Child Is Born
  10. Alon Basela
  11. Morenika
  12. Nature Talking
 in stock $14.70
Is My Living In Vain (reissue)
  1. Is My Living In Vain (5:42)
  2. Ha-Ya (Eternal Life) (4:40)
  3. Salvation Means More To Me (4:36)
  4. Now Is The Time (6:33)
  5. Pure Gold (5:36)
  6. They Were Overcome (By The Word) (4:07)
  7. Speak Lord (6:10)
  8. Expect Your Miracle (4:30)
Review: Some serious gospel-soul action here from one of the most storied gospel groups in history, the Clark Sisters. The album, which was co-produced by their mother, the legendary choir director Mattie Moss Clark, first landed in US record stores way back in 1980. It's a stunning album all told, with the sisters' incredible vocals rising above backing tracks marked out by interesting arrangements, changes of mood and tone, and plenty of authentic soul and jazz instrumentation. The superb title track and the infections 'Ha-Ya (Eternal Life)' - the latter the subject of a number of re-edits over the years - are the best-known cuts, but other highlights include 'Pure Gold', the epic 'Speak Lord' and 'Salvation Means More To Me'.
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Errvrthing
Errvrthing (cassette)
Cat: CDBA 266. Rel: 15 Apr 21
  1. Blow Up (No Smoking EP) (1:19)
  2. Graduate (3:10)
  3. Bassline (3:40)
  4. Night Crawler (3:41)
  5. Tick Tock (2:50)
  6. @#TrapKaraoke (Yellow 20-Somethings EP) (3:19)
  7. Bounce Back (3:36)
  8. Rant (3:53)
  9. Cool (2:49)
  10. Back & Forth (2:49)
  11. Bombon (3:16)
  12. Pink Walls (3:27)
  13. Power (3:26)
  14. Paper Chaser (Flourish EP) (4:08)
  15. BDA (Still Riding) (3:11)
  16. Insecure (1:39)
  17. Parties (2:37)
  18. Hoodxair (3:45)
  19. Fam Bam (4:12)
  20. Bad Gyal (I Hate It Here EP) (1:29)
  21. Identity Crisis (3:06)
  22. I Need This Cash (2:15)
  23. Fiend (2:05)
  24. Lonely A$$
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All Knavery & Collusion
Cat: SGCCD 018. Rel: 16 Apr 21
  1. All Knavery & Collusion
  2. The Alchemy Of John Edwards
  3. A Well Staring At The Sky
  4. The Influence Of The Dog Star
  5. A Blazing Star Or Comet Appeared
  6. The Weather Set In Hot
  7. Art Is A Science
 in stock $13.54
First Impressions
First Impressions (180 gram audiophile vinyl LP repress)
Cat: SES 7412. Rel: 14 Apr 21
  1. Meterologicly Tuned (11:17)
  2. Watch What Happens Now (5:39)
  3. Umoja Suite (7:22)
  4. First Impressions (10:26)
 in stock $30.83
The World Of The Children (reissue)
The World Of The Children (reissue) (limited 180 gram audiophile vinyl LP)
Cat: SES 19771. Rel: 14 Apr 21
  1. The World Of The Children (10:03)
  2. Conversation Piece (6:33)
  3. Milt: A Bass Solo (2:58)
  4. People Puttin People Through Changes (7:18)
  5. Juluis (5:26)
Review: Originally released in 1977, The World Of The Children LP featured Shamek Farrah on production duties and alto saxophone, with special guest Sonelius Smith (of David Murray Big Band fame) on piano, in addition to Kiyoto Fujiwara and Milton Suggs on Bass, Freddie Wrenn on drums, Tony Waters on percussion and Joe Gardner on trumpet. An amazing session of free and spiritual soul/jazz that defines the essence of Strata-East - the legendary record label set up by Charles Tolliver and Stanley Cowell in 1971. Remastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London.
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 in stock $30.83
THEJEREMYFISHER
THEJEREMYFISHER (cassette + MP3 download code)
Cat: CDBA 261. Rel: 15 Apr 21
  1. Grey (Chapter I) (1:43)
  2. 21 (1:33)
  3. Beef (2:30)
  4. Cave (4:25)
  5. Dntblng (2:55)
  6. Scott Mean (Chapter II) (2:31)
  7. Favcolor (2:19)
  8. Fagglsrealm (1:05)
  9. Yellow (4:44)
  10. Toothrot (2:17)
  11. Yellowmask (1:37)
  12. Dead (Chapter III) (1:58)
  13. Gameboi deadjfish (3:39)
  14. Skyisgrey (3:15)
  15. Blue (3:11)
  16. Piratebay (4:34)
  17. Breakfast (Chapter IV) (4:27)
  18. Pink (1:43)
  19. Kickbucket (3:08)
  20. Thejfisher (3:16)
  21. Tape plastic (4:01)
 in stock $14.12
Sunset In The Blue (Deluxe Edition)
Sunset In The Blue (Deluxe Edition) (CD in spot-varnished sleeve)
Cat: 350130 9. Rel: 16 Apr 21
  1. If You Love Me
  2. C'est Magnifique (feat Antonio Zambujo)
  3. There Where He Lives In Me
  4. Love Song
  5. You Won't Forget Me
  6. Sunset In The Blue
  7. Un Beijo
  8. Ninguem, Ninguem
  9. From Paris With Love
  10. Ave Maria
  11. Moon River
  12. I Fall In Love Too Easily
  13. Little Something (with Sting - bonus)
  14. From Paris With Love (acoustic - Deluxe edition Extras)
  15. Love Song (feat Ibrahim Maalouf)
  16. Trav'lin' Light
  17. What Is This Thing Called Love
  18. C'est Magnifique (feat Antonio Zambujo - live In Namouche Studios)
 in stock $13.25
Collected
Collected (3xCD)
Cat: MOCCD 14033. Rel: 16 Apr 21
  1. (I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Ove
  2. Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
  3. Stubborn Kind Of Fellow
  4. Hitch Hike
  5. Pride & Joy
  6. Can I Get A Witness
  7. When I'm Alone I Cry
  8. You're A Wonderful One
  9. Try It Baby
  10. Baby Don't You Do It
  11. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
  12. I'll Be Doggone
  13. Pretty Little Baby
  14. Ain't That Peculiar
  15. One More Heartache
  16. Little Darling (I Need You)
  17. Your Unchanging Love
  18. Chained
  19. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
  20. You
  21. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
  22. The End Of Our Road
  23. That's The Way Love Is
  24. Abraham, Martin & John
  25. What's Going On
  26. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
  27. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
  28. Trouble Man
  29. Let's Get It On
  30. Come Get To This
  31. Distant Lover
  32. I Want You
  33. Got To Give It Up
  34. When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You
  35. Heavy Love Affair
  36. Praise
  37. Sexual Healing
  38. My Love Is Waiting
  39. Sanctified Lady
  40. Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells - "Once Upon A Time"
  41. Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells - "What's The Matter With You Baby"
  42. Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston - "It Takes Two"
  43. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
  44. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - "Your Precious Love"
  45. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You"
  46. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing"
  47. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - "You're All I Need To Get By"
  48. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - "You Ain't Livin' Till You're Lovin'"
  49. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - "Good Lovin' Ain't Easy To Come By"
  50. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - "The Onion Song"
  51. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - "California Soul"
  52. Marvin Gaye & Diana Ross - "You're A Special Part Of Me"
  53. Marvin Gaye & Diana Ross - "My Mistake (Was To Love You)"
  54. Marvin Gaye & Diana Ross - "You Are Everything"
 in stock $21.04
Into Forever
Into Forever (LP + MP3 download code repress)
Cat: GONDLP 013. Rel: 13 Apr 21
  1. Only A Woman (feat Josephine Oniyama) (3:45)
  2. As I Walk (feat Josephine Oniyama) (3:25)
  3. Dawn Horizon (1:07)
  4. Badder Weather (feat Josephine Oniyama) (4:10)
  5. These Goodbyes (2:45)
  6. The Land Of (5:00)
  7. Longshan Temple (3:18)
  8. Cushendun (1:25)
  9. Into Forever (feat Josephine Oniyama) (3:34)
  10. Daan Park (6:18)
  11. Jamais Vu (feat Bryony Jarman Pinto) (3:30)
Review: Following 2014's When The World Was One, Halsall and the Gondwana collective continue their spiritual jazz adventure with another immaculate narrative. Now with much more vocal prowess, singer Josephine Oniyama plays a lead role in the story, adding consistency and personality to the Halsall's swooning, cinematic odysseys. Highlights include the Hathaway-style half spoken/half sung "Badder Weather", the frenetic double bass and brushed drum crescendos of "The Land Of", the (lark) ascending strings and oriental scales of "Cushendun" and the smoky, faraway Coltraneisms of the title track. Modern jazz doesn't get any more authentic than this.
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 in stock $21.33
Al Jarreau Works
Al Jarreau Works (limited 2xCD + DVD with obi-strip)
Cat: WEAJ 4330355. Rel: 12 Apr 21
  1. Rainbow In Your Eyes
  2. Thinkin' About It Too
  3. All
  4. Never Given' Up
  5. Spain (I Can Recall)
  6. We're In This Love Together
  7. Breakin' Away
  8. Teach Me Tonight
  9. Mornin'
  10. Boogie Down
  11. Trouble In Paradise
  12. After All
  13. Tell Me What I Gotta Do
  14. L Is For Lover
  15. So Good
  16. All Or Nothing At All
  17. What You Do To Me
  18. Take Five (live)
  19. Flora Purim - "Carry On"
  20. Closer To Your Love (12" long version)
  21. Al Jarreau & Randy Crawford - "Your Precious Love" (live)
  22. Girls Know How
  23. I Keep Callin'
  24. Raging Waters (dance mix)
  25. Roof Garden (live)
  26. One Shot
  27. Compared To What
  28. Hiram Bullock - "You Send Me"
  29. Joe Sample - "Somehow Our Love Survives"
  30. Gayle Moran - "Do What You Do"
  31. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
  32. Try A Little Tenderness (DVD: Tenderness)
  33. You Don't See Me
  34. Your Song
  35. Summertime
  36. Go Away Little Girl
  37. Mas Que Nada
  38. Dinosaur
  39. We Got By
  40. Wait For The Magic
  41. She's Leaving Home
 in stock $73.77
Til We Meet Again: Live
Til We Meet Again: Live (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: 334410 1. Rel: 16 Apr 21
  1. Cold, Cold Heart (5:23)
  2. It Was You (5:32)
  3. Begin Again (4:14)
  4. Those Sweet Words (3:55)
  5. I've Got To See You Again (7:28)
  6. After The Fall (5:38)
  7. I'll Be Gone (4:46)
  8. Just A Little Bit (5:26)
  9. Falling (4:37)
  10. Tragedy (5:03)
  11. Sunrise (4:34)
  12. Flipside (6:42)
  13. Don't Know Why (4:42)
  14. Black Hole Sun (7:45)
Review: Norah Jones is a truly global sensation. She's had nine GRAMMY wins, has sold more than 50 million albums and played the most-livestreamed performance of 2020. Now she is back with her first ever live album, Til We Meet Again, a collection which presents globe-spanning performances that were recorded between 2017 and 2019. The tracks were recorded in the US, France, Italy, Brazil, and Argentina with gusts musicians like Pete Remm on organ, Christopher Thomas on bass, Brian Blade on drums plus bassist Jesse Murphy, guitarist Jesse Harris, flutist Jorge Continentino, and percussionist Marcelo Costa. The 14 tunes are a real must for all fans.
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 in stock $32.85
'Til We Meet Again Live
Cat: 356898 4. Rel: 16 Apr 21
  1. Cold, Cold Heart
  2. It Was You
  3. Begin Again
  4. Those Sweet Words
  5. I've Got To See You Again
  6. After The Fall
  7. I'll Be Gone
  8. Just A Little Bit
  9. Falling
  10. Tragedy
  11. Sunrise
  12. Flipside
  13. Don't Know Why
  14. Black Hole Sun
 in stock $11.25
Infinity (reissue)
Cat: JAZZR 006. Rel: 15 Apr 21
  1. Nubian Queen (8:52)
  2. Infinity (4:48)
  3. Lovely Afternoon (7:13)
  4. The Known Unknown (8:44)
  5. The Angry Young Man (8:02)
Review: Vibraphonist Khan Jamal has made many fine albums over the years, though few are quite as revered within the jazz scene as Infinity, a self-released set from 1984 that has been near impossible to find for years. While Jamal's fluid and attractive vibraphone playing is given an airing throughout the album, it never dominates the sound space, with the storied members of his backing sextet - including scene legends Byard Lancaster (alto sax, flute) and drummer Sunny Murray - all being given a chance to shine. Musically, it sits somewhere between spiritual jazz, jazz-funk and Latin jazz, with hectic dancefloor numbers (see the superb 'The Angry Young Man') being joined by a wealth of deeper, more laidback compositions.
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 in stock $21.33
Hanamichi: The Final Studio Recording
  1. Ramona
  2. Summertime
  3. My Favorite Things I
  4. My Favorite Things II
  5. Improvisation
  6. Little Abi
 in stock $13.54
The Glass Delusion
Cat: AS 122. Rel: 12 Apr 21
  1. It Simply Becomes Jammed (part 1) (21:17)
  2. It Simply Becomes Jammed (part 2) (9:49)
  3. Gnash (12:10)
 in stock $23.05
Hamburg
Hamburg (180 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: D 78092. Rel: 16 Apr 21
  1. Cory (4:15)
  2. What Kind Of Lovesong (5:00)
  3. Karma (4:39)
  4. Hype (4:11)
  5. Zwischenraum (4:24)
  6. Morgen (Hamburg) (3:17)
  7. Letter To The Innerchild (3:17)
  8. Within (4:51)
  9. Gate A5 Geneve (4:34)
  10. Prayer (4:22)
  11. Dreaming My Dreams With You (3:58)
 in stock $25.08
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