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Belly Dance Disco
Belly Dance Disco (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: BBE 528ALP. Rel: 29 Jan 20
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Girls Of Iskandariah (2:40)
Night Entertainer (Azef El Layl) (2:27)
The Joy Of Lina (Farha) (4:42)
Dance Of Tenderness (4:09)
Jamileh (4:15)
A New Candle (5:01)
Once A Year (Zourouni) (3:34)
A Flower Of My Imagination (Ya Zahraren) (2:39)
A Night At The Station (Leylet Al Mahatta) (3:14)
Love Of Laura (Ya Laure Houbbouki) (3:42)
Review: Get ready to work that belly with this intense midriff workout direct from Lebanon. It is BBE who have secured the rights to reissue this classic floor filling album from Lebanese maestro Ihsan Al Munzer. Originally released in 1979, it's a cult classic fusion of funk, soul, world, folk, country and disco that is laced with squelchy Moog goodness and endlessly loose groves. "Jamileh" is the one that most often gets people in a spin with its intoxicating synth leads, snaking bass and playful sense of cheekiness. "Once A Year (Zourouni)" is another standout that is a little more romantic.
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Played by: Admin
Tags: Disco Funk
 in stock $25.24
Sonatina For Maria
Sonatina For Maria (LP + insert)
Cat: BBE 524ALP. Rel: 07 May 21
 
International
Sonatina For Maria (3:31)
Alida's Theme (4:00)
Girl Friend (4:34)
Dindolo (3:53)
Mishwar (Picnic) (4:13)
Streets Of Beirut (3:52)
Theme From The Film (Almakhtouf) (4:21)
Gipsy Nights (3:34)
! low stock $22.62
Into A New Journey
Cat: BBE 616ACD. Rel: 18 Sep 20
 
Jazz
The Arrival
The Black Narcissus
Something Better
Into A New Journey
Eastwind
500 Miles High
Windows
 in stock $12.09
Into A New Journey
Into A New Journey (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: BBE 616ALP. Rel: 18 Sep 20
 
Jazz
The Arrival (4:55)
The Black Narcissus (5:03)
Something Better (5:42)
Into A New Journey (4:23)
Eastwind (5:33)
500 Miles High (5:52)
Windows (6:09)
 in stock $24.98
Happy Day
Happy Day (12")
Cat: BBE 543SLP. Rel: 03 Apr 19
 
Funky/Club House
Happy Day (Classic main mix) (8:41)
Happy Day (Classic dub mix) (6:37)
Review: Some four months after he lost his battle with cancer, BBE is releasing Paul 'Trouble' Anderson's final production - a fittingly joyous, upbeat and life-affirming cover of gospel standard "Happy Day" featuring the impassioned vocals of soul singer John Redmond. On the A-side of this 12" edition you'll find the "Classic Main Mix", a bouncy and rubbery fusion of soaring gospel vocals, bumping house beats, mazy organ solos, rubbery disco bass and clipped guitar riffs. It's superb all told, and a fitting final hurrah from one of the UK's most significant DJs of the past 40 years. Over on the flip you'll find the slightly more stripped-back "Classic Dub", where impassioned vocal snippets ride Anderson's killer groove, bouncy pianos and spacey synths.
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Played by: Red Greg, Sean McCabe
 in stock $13.16
Yebo! Mzansi Dance & Party Music In Apartheid's Twilight Years
John ARMSTRONG / VARIOUS
Cat: BBE 421CCD. Rel: 29 Jun 23
 
International
Paul Ndlovu - "Tsakane"
The Angels - "Johnny Boy"
Black Moses - "Crocodile's Rock"
Richie S - "I Was Born In Africa"
Mafika - "Don't Follow Me"
Babsy Mlangeni - "Special Angel"
Tools & Figs Aka Lady Thuli & Mafika - "Blackout"
Joy White - "Ximamane"
Dieketseng - "Dayshift"
Paul Ndlovu - "Khombora Mina"
Sky Jinx - "Pusa Twala"
Joe Masunga - "Nwananga Washanesera"
Obed Ngobeni & Kurhula Sisters - "Ku Hluvukile Eka Zete"
Chicco - "Chomesa"
Tags: African | Bubblegum
 in stock $14.47
Yebo! Mzansi Dance & Party Music In Apartheid's Twilight Years
John ARMSTRONG / VARIOUS
Cat: BBE 421CLP. Rel: 29 Jun 23
 
International
Paul Ndlovu - "Tskane" (6:29)
The Angels - "Johnny Boy" (7:37)
Black Moses - "Crocodile's Rock" (5:30)
Richie S - "I Was Born In Africa" (6:22)
Mafika - "Don't Follow Me" (4:47)
Babsy Mlangeni - "Special Angel" (5:17)
Tools & Figs Aka Lady Thuli & Mafika - "Blackout" (4:09)
Joy White - "Ximamane" (5:38)
Dieketseng - "Dayshift" (6:24)
Paul Ndlovu - "Khombora Mina" (6:14)
Sky Jinx - "Pusa Twala" (4:42)
Joe Masunga - "Nwananga Washanesera" (6:14)
Obed Ngobeni & Kurhula Sisters - "Ku Hluvukile Eka Zete" (3:50)
Chicco - "Chomesa" (5:03)
Review: So many of the compilations that BBE put out are vital history lessons as well as great listening experiences. This one is another case in point as it finds music historian, DJ and daytime party promoter John Armstrong - who has put together more than 200 compilations - digging deep to offer up an alternate take on the famous bubblegum sounds that came out of Black South Africa towards the end of the apartheid years. Yebo! Rare Mzansi Party Beats from Apartheid's Dying Years is a superb showcase of diverse sounds created by the youth of the day as a means of escape. There is already talk of a second volume, which we're very much ready for after hearing this one.
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Tags: African | Bubblegum
 in stock $34.67
So Close To You
Cat: BBE 375SLP. Rel: 28 May 21
 
Soul
Arthur - "So Close To You" (4:28)
Future Force - "Reincarnation" (4:28)
Review: The Mighty Zaf and Mark GV Taylor are the deep digging pair behind BBE's such loved Americana compilation from 2014. Now they are back unearthing the goods on this tasty 7". Arthur released only one solo album but its was packed with gold. This single is from it and is a pure blue eyed soul with sweet licks from guitarist Dean Devener and whimsical vocals from Maye Cavallaro. Future Force's 'Reincarnation' was originally the B-side of NYC pop and funk outfit Future Force's only ever single. It's a groovy, funk laced and disco tinged roller.
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 in stock $20.52
Lillygood Party Vol 2
Alex ATTIAS / VARIOUS
Lillygood Party Vol 2 (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: BBE 581CLP. Rel: 17 Mar 20
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Stacy Kidd - "How Bad I Want Ya" (feat Peven Everett - GU Peak True Time mix) (9:00)
The Elements Of Life - "Children Of The World" (feat Josh Milan - Ben Brophy edit) (12:29)
David Murray & The Gwo-Ka Masters - "Gwotet" (feat Pharoah Sanders - Alex Attias edit) (7:40)
Mausiki Scales - "Freedom Flight" (6:48)
Universal Tongues - "Open Up Your Mind" (feat Elle - Honeycomb vocal mix) (8:43)
MJ Lallo - "Star Child Going Home" (4:45)
Review: Veteran producer, selector and all round champion of impeccable grooves Alex Attias is back on BBE with a second volume of his "Lillygood Party" collection. These are some seriously tasteful jams skirting house but with an emphasis on soul. Peven Everett sounds resplendent on Stacy Kidd's "How Bad I Want Ya" while The Elements Of Life's "Children Of The World" is a soaring slice of jazz funk strapped to a smooth house beat. There's even Pharoah Sanders jamming his sax over a peppy rhythm section and spiritually charged house meanderings from Universal Tongues featuring Elle. It's a collection that surprises and satisfies at every turn.
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Tags: Latin Jazz | Gwo Ka
 in stock $23.67
Reaching For The Highest Pleasure
Cat: BBE 535SLP. Rel: 13 Oct 22
 
Jazz
Reaching The Highest Pleasure (5:46)
I Am Your Mind (part 2 - Pepe Bradock main mix) (7:31)
Review: Roy Ayers staked a bold claim by flaunting the fact that he had 'Reach[ed] The Highest Pleasure' back in June '77. Unfortunately for us back then, this lifetime hedonistic milestone - documented in instrumental funk form - was shelved for reasons unknown beyond simple artistic oversight. As said, this slick solo instrumental for drums, bass and vibraphone is a perfect soul-jazz, chillout trifecta, one for the rarities collectors.
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 in stock $17.88
Virgin Ubiquity II: Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981
Cat: BBE 537ALP. Rel: 24 Mar 20
 
Funk
Holiday (7:07)
Kwajilori (5:28)
I Am Your Mind (part 2) (8:38)
I Like The Way You Do It To Me (4:58)
Third Time (7:12)
Touch Of Class (5:23)
Release Yourself (6:15)
Come To Me (5:43)
Wide Open (6:32)
Funk In The Hole (5:36)
Liquid Love (4:44)
Tarzan (4:14)
Sunshine (demo) (5:02)
Review: This is the second part of Virgin Ubiquity: Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981and is again packed with tracks that are far more than unreleased findings from the cutting room floor. Each one serves as another feather in the bow of the virtuoso Ayers, who combined jazz, funk, soul and disco in magical and unique ways throughout his career. In doing so he laid down a precursor to acid jazz and hip hop. These are tracks that show off his dynamic, liquid rhythm sections and mellifluous keys, as well as the vocal talents of a range of collaborators who touch on soaring and sensuous highs as well as more gravel and earthy lows. Essential.
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 in stock $34.71
Lucky Man (Soundtrack)
Cat: BBE 650ACD. Rel: 14 May 21
 
Soundtracks
Lucky Man: Introduction
Billy Playing With The Banhar Gong Group Of Kuntum
Lucky Man: Flashback Tunnel Reflections
Mystery Of The Mekong (with Hanoi Symphony Orchestra)
Lucky Man: The Sun Rising (Introduction To song For Don Cherry)
Song For Don Cherry (with Duc Dau & Phu Dong Family Band)
Lucky Man: Flashback Memories
New Saigon Phunk (with Duc Dau & His Phu Dong Family Band)
Lucky Man: Traditional Vietnamese Catru Music (with Phu Dong Family Band)
Lucky Man: Billy Reflecting On Memories & Feelings
Jungle Lullaby (with Tran Manh Tuan & Sax N'Art Band Of Ho Chi Minh City)
Lucky Man: Quynh Anh Pham's Memories About Her Father
Dan Da Traditional Lithophone (with Duc Dau Of The Phu Dong Family Band Saigon)
Traditional Quan Ho (with Cau River Singers)
Moments For The KIAMIA (Solo In A Hotel Interior Courtyard)
Lucky Man: Quynh Anh Pham Lullaby (with Quynh Anh Pham)
 in stock $14.47
Breakaway (remastered)
Breakaway (remastered) (limited gatefold LP + CD)
Cat: BBE 253ALP1. Rel: 25 Jan 14
 
Funk
Understudy DJ
Love My Eyes
Who Was It This Time
Everybody Loves The Singer
Everything’s Been Said About You
My Symphony
There's A New Group In Town
Understudy DJ
Love My Eyes
Who Was It This Time
Everybody Loves The Singer
Everything’s Been Said About You
My Symphony
There's A New Group In Town
Review: With a sound that was honed in Las Vegas, there's a distinct showbiz flavour to west coast funk band Breakaway. Disbanded in 1980, this is the band's long-lost debut LP, and it's full of surprises and stunning moments of mesmerising production. For example; "My Symphony" comes on strong like an ABBA record while the track before it - "Everything's Been Said About You" - comes with a smoky Hendrix style riff while the track that follows it - "There's A New Group In Town" - is a psychedelic funk jam. With a tight sense of musicianship and funk throughout, Breakaway were truly unique and, thanks to BBE, their work is about to get the attention it deserves.
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 in stock $22.08
Reflections
Cat: BBE 716ACD. Rel: 06 Oct 22
 
Jazz
Soul Vibrations
For Carrol
Fire
Reflections
Afro Blue
Alabama
African Flower
Paris Sur Le Toit (instrumental)
Sans End
Action Line
Paris Sur Le Toit (feat Sanity & Tom They/Them)
Meditation
 in stock $16.31
Reflections
Reflections (gatefold heavyweight vinyl 2xLP)
Cat: BBE 716ALP. Rel: 06 Oct 22
 
Jazz
Soul Vibrations (4:15)
For Carrol (6:41)
Fire (7:09)
Reflections (3:42)
Afro Blue (5:24)
Alabama (6:03)
African Flower (4:56)
Paris Sur Le Toit (instrumental) (3:45)
Sans End (5:36)
Action Line (5:03)
Paris Sur Le Toit (feat Sanity & Tom They/Them) (3:45)
Meditation (5:47)
 in stock $34.71
Like This
Like This (limited 7")
Cat: BBE 438SLP3. Rel: 31 Aug 18
 
Deep House
Like This (House mix) (5:16)
Like This (DDD dub) (4:48)
Review: For the latest volume in their Foundations series on BBE, Kai Alce and DJ Spinna have decided to reissue one of the finest records from the earliest days of Chicago house, Chip-E's spellbinding 1985 anthem "Like This". This seven-inch edition features a fresh edit of Chip-E's original cub mix on the A-side. This version is essential largely because of the quality of K-Joy's impeccable vocal, though the re-mastered sound also makes Chip-E's crunchy Roland drum machine hits, bold synth-bass and spacey lead lines sound better than ever. Turn to the flip for the heavy and stripped-back "DDD Dub" version, which makes more use of the short "Like This" vocal, which was originally provided by the Godfather of House himself, Frankie Knuckles.
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Played by: Kai "KZR" Alce
 in stock $10.00
Akalaka/The Power
Cat: BBE 508ACD. Rel: 06 Nov 20
 
International
Victor Chukwu - "Ogbu Mmadu" (Akalaka)
Victor Chukwu - "Nwanne Bu Nwanne"
Victor Chukwu - "Born Throw Away"
Victor Chukwu - "Akalaka"
Uncle Victor Chuks & The Black Irokos - "Onwu Uwa" (The Power)
Uncle Victor Chuks & The Black Irokos - "Anya Ukwu"
Uncle Victor Chuks & The Black Irokos - "Oge Chukwu Ka Nma"
Tags: African | Highlife
 in stock $13.16
Akalaka/The Power
Akalaka/The Power (gatefold 180 gram vinyl 2xLP)
Cat: BBE 508ALP. Rel: 06 Nov 20
 
International
Victor Chukwu - "Ogbu Mmadu" (8:30)
Victor Chukwu - "Nwanne Bu Nwanne" (8:44)
Victor Chukwu - "Born Throw Away" (8:26)
Victor Chukwu - "Akalaka" (8:12)
Uncle Victor Chuks & The Black Irokos - "Onwu Uwa" (8:00)
Uncle Victor Chuks & The Black Irokos - "Anya Ukwu" (7:36)
Uncle Victor Chuks & The Black Irokos - "Oge Chukwu Ka Nma" (16:27)
 in stock $23.67
Modal Forces/Percussive Forces
Cat: BBER 7221. Rel: 18 May 23
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Kiriath-Arba (Modal Forces) (3:01)
Shinar (2:34)
Beersheba (3:43)
Khmunu (3:04)
Beth-El (2:21)
Mittani (2:36)
Amurru (2:54)
Shechem (1:49)
Cincinnati Sunrise (Percussive Forces) (1:52)
Chicago Shift (1:48)
The Oakland Feel (1:27)
Pittsburgh Patrol (1:32)
Watts Awakening (1:48)
Dayton Daydreams (1:41)
Harlem Homerun (1:34)
Baltimore Beatdown (1:35)
Review: Techno veteran, DJ, composer, producer and notorious jazz lover Kirk Degiorgio explores both modal and seventies fusion sounds on this new full-length album project for BBE. Session drummer Chris Whitten brings some high-quality stick work to this album alongside Kirk's own signature vintage synth work, heavy percussive breaks and funk-fuelled future grooves. It's an album inspired by the great Library works of the 70s and 80s which, says Kirk, allows him to be "able to express ideas and thoughts in a maximum of two minutes at a time." It is creatively free and musically accomplished, as you would expect from this great British artist.
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 in stock $27.88
Strata Records: The Sound Of Detroit Volume 1
DJ AMIR / VARIOUS
Cat: BBE 689CLP. Rel: 02 Mar 23
 
Jazz
Kenny Cox - "Beyond The Dream" (13:17)
Larry Nozero - "Tune For LN" (5:44)
Sam Sanders - "Face At My Window" (3:26)
The Soulmates Boone - "People We Got To Do Better" (3:17)
The Contemporary Jazz Quintet - "Noh Word" (2:01)
The Lyman Woodard Organization - "Joy Road" (4:57)
TJ - "Time Is Wasting" (3:51)
Fito Foster - "Salsa" (part 1) (3:16)
Ursula Walker - "Maiden Voyage" (5:09)
TJ - "You're The One" (3:57)
Maulawi - "Where Is The Place?" (4:19)
The Lyman Woodard Organization - "Saturday Night Special" (5:04)
Sam Sanders - "Inner City Player" (7:04)
Kenny Cox - "Island Song" (9:12)
Mixed Bag - "All But Blind" (feat Ursula Walker) (6:35)
Review: 'Strata Records: The Sound Of Detroit Volume 1' is a careful yet exquisite collection of soul, funk and jazz classics from Detroit's rich musical history, throwing back to a time before techno took the Motor City by storm. DJ Amir has curated a diverse selection of songs from the Strata Records catalog, showcasing the label's extensive roster of artists (the likes of Kenny Cox, The Soulmates, and Charles Mingus), and in some cases restoring tracks whose recordings have suffered a loss of quality over the years, for an ultimately soul-bearing listen.
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 in stock $32.61
Diggers Dozen: DJ Muro
DJ MURO / VARIOUS
Diggers Dozen: DJ Muro (gatefold 2xLP with obi-strip)
Cat: BBE 633CLP. Rel: 12 Jan 23
 
Jazz
Kiyoshi Yamaya & Contemporary Sound Orchestra - "Fuke Jobutsu" (part 1 Tohri - Muro's edit) (3:02)
Kiyoshi Yamaya & Contemporary Sound Orchestra - "Osorezan" (Muro's edit) (2:58)
Kifu Mitsuhashi, Kiyoshi Yamaya - "Souma Nagareyama" (4:21)
Katsuya Yokoyama, The Million Pops - "Tabaruzaka" (3:12)
Toshiyuki Miyama & His New Herd - "Seijinshiki Aka Adult's Day" (9:25)
Kifu Mitsuhashi, Kiyoshi Yamaya - "Asadoya Yunta" (3:46)
Kifu Mitsuhashi, Kiyoshi Yamaya - "Nanbu Ushioi Uta" (4:55)
Kifu Mitsuhashi, Kiyoshi Yamaya - "Saitara Bushi" (3:04)
Tadaaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys - "Soran Bushi" (3:06)
Tadaaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys - "Hanagasa Odori" (3:14)
Tadaaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys - "Sakura Sakura" (7:33)
Tadaaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys - "Yagi Bushi" (7:23)
Review: Japan's revered DJ Muro has put together his first ever compilation for BBE. Diggers Dozen is a real gem with 12 tracks of Japanese jazz-funk and Latin-jazz goodness that fuse traditional instrumental with traditional melodies. These tunes were originally made for the 70s for Nippon Columbia by legendary composers of the time such as Kiyoshi Yamaya, Tadaaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys, Kifu Mitsuhashi, Toshiyuki Miyama and more. Finding these cuts on their original pressings is rare and expensive so don't sleep on this real collector's essential.
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 in stock $31.20
DJ Spinna & Kai Alce Present Foundations Classic House 45 Series Part 5: You Used To Hold Me
Ralphi Rosario - "You Used To Hold Me" (feat Xaviera Gold - Riviera mix) (4:27)
Ralphi Rosario - "You Used To Hold Me" (feat Xaviera Gold - bonus beats) (3:28)
! low stock $14.72
Attitude Belief & Determination (remastered)
Cat: BBE 304SLP/T-1281. Rel: 20 Sep 19
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Attitude, Belief & Determination (10:00)
Nonstop To The Top (5:59)
Review: There's no doubt that crate-digger, record collector and renowned Discogs seller Zafsmusic knows more than most about the world of private press vinyl releases. This 12", originally pressed up in super-limited quantities by its' creator, Martin L Dumas Jnr sometime around the turn of the '80s, has long been a must-have for collectors with several thousand dollars to spare. The title track is particularly wonderful - a warm, breezy, loose and fluid chunk of boogie-soul that Zaf has slightly tweaked to suit the needs of modern dancefloors. Flipside "Nonstop To The Top" has a more jazz-funk feel, with intergalactic synths complimenting Dumas Jr's sweet vocal and conscious lyrics.
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 in stock $11.56
Eze Nri Royal Drummers Vol 1
Eze Nri Royal Drummers Vol 1 (180 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: BBE 506ALP. Rel: 15 Jan 20
 
International
Eze Na Aga (4:29)
Nrijiofor 11 (2:30)
Okanga Eze-Nri I (3:06)
Okanga Eze-Nri II (1:47)
Ochawaligwe (3:55)
Ufie Nnam Eze I (8:18)
Igwe Tabansi Ogbuzulu (8:05)
Review: This year BBE will be offering up plenty of funk, soul and boogie gems from the vast vaults of Nigerian label Tabanisi Records. This, though, is an altogether different beast: a new pressing of a barely known 1986 recording of the investiture ceremony of an Eze-Nri king - a ritual that has sporadically been carried out by members of the Nri Kingdom for well over a thousand years (and possibly even longer). It makes for fascinating listening and consists of little more than infectious drum rhythms, occasional chants, and occasional hypnotic melodies played on a hand-made wooden flute. The music itself is highly rhythmic - as you'd expect - and rooted in traditions that could well pre-date Christianity.
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Tags: African
 in stock $28.71
Live
Live (gatefold 2xLP + insert)
Cat: BBE 679. Rel: 06 Oct 22
 
Jazz
Aisha (12:44)
Footprints (14:59)
Negative Forces (13:00)
Timeless Beginnings (2:04)
I Remember Clifford (9:55)
 in stock $31.55
Forest (reissue)
Cat: BBE 724ACD. Rel: 24 Feb 23
 
Progressive Rock
Findin' My Way Back Home
I Can't Live Without You
Fly Away
Nice Guys & Fools
Go On Away
Only Who You Know
Blue-eyed Lady
Crazy Days
Chasing Dreams
I Need Love
The Long Wait
Give It Up
Lady Luck
Love Ya
 in stock $6.84
Forest
Forest (gatefold 2XLP)
Cat: BBE 724ALP. Rel: 09 Mar 23
 
Progressive Rock
Findin' My Way Back Home (2:55)
I Can't Live Without You (3:24)
Fly Away (3:42)
Nice Guys & Fools (4:20)
Go On Away (4:50)
Only Who You Know (4:20)
Blue-eyed Lady (3:26)
Crazy Days (5:16)
Chasing Dreams (6:16)
I Need Love (4:41)
The Long Wait (4:12)
Give It Up (3:13)
Lady Luck (4:03)
Love Ya (4:35)
 in stock $31.30
We Know How To Boogie
We Know How To Boogie (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: BBE 333CLP. Rel: 30 Aug 16
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Sharon Johnson - "A Better Day" (3:22)
TB Funk - "Free Blow" (the dub version - G&D edit) (5:01)
Kenny Pierce - "Done Been" (5:13)
Those Good Intentions - "We Know How To Boogie" (6:50)
Sherman Hunter - "Dance To Freedom" (8:12)
Gospel Keepers - "Never Gonna Give You Up" (5:38)
Living Color - "Plastic People" (G&D edit) (4:57)
Roller Disco - "Stone Luv" (4:15)
Carol Meriwether - "Love Ain't Just (A Physical Thing)" (9:35)
William Barlak - "Ain't No Doubt About It" (3:42)
Review: The Grasso is greener in Bologna: home to two of the most well-connected collectors in Italy. Suppliers to the likes of Kenny Dope, Phil Asher and Dimitri, Gino and Federico have carved their crate craft to insane levels over the last 30+ years... As shown on this detailed, widescreen boogie, funk and disco collection for BBC. Splattering the vibrant collection with a handful of their own edits (TB Funk's salubrious struts on "Free Blow", fly-by boogie falsettos on Living Color's "Plastic People"), the Grasso bro's have put together a package that's eye-opening, enlightening and damn fine to party to. See you on the other side.
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Tags: Disco Funk
 in stock $22.89
Introducing Hideyasu Terakawa Quartet Live (reissue) (B-STOCK)
Introducing Hideyasu Terakawa Quartet Live (reissue) (B-STOCK) (gatefold heavyweight vinyl 2xLP with obi-strip)
Cat: BBE 668ALP (B-STOCK). Rel: 18 Jan 23
 
Jazz
Rerev
I Remember Clifford
Stella By Starlight
Black Nile
Simone
Review: ***B-STOCK: Creasing to corner of outer sleeve, product unopened & in excellent condition***


BBE's J Jazz masterclass continues unabated with this holy grail issue from Hideyasu Terakawa and his quartet, including Hirosji Fuji in the line-up. This album of live recordings was originally released in 1978 as a private press affair in numbers as low as 100 copies, but now it's been given the ceremonial presentation it deserves. The music is actually a range of covers, as Terakawa and co reinterpret works from US composers such as Wayne Shorter, Frank Foster and Milt Jackson and Jimmy Heath. It's a superlative set loaded with feeling and all the more magic for knowing it was all laid down live, in the moment.
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 in stock $25.52
Introducing Hideyasu Terakawa Quartet Live (reissue)
Introducing Hideyasu Terakawa Quartet Live (reissue) (gatefold heavyweight vinyl 2xLP with obi-strip)
Cat: BBE 668ALP. Rel: 18 Jan 23
 
Jazz
Rerev (10:16)
I Remember Clifford (8:51)
Stella By Starlight (6:07)
Black Nile (9:57)
Simone (11:33)
Review: BBE's J Jazz masterclass continues unabated with this holy grail issue from Hideyasu Terakawa and his quartet, including Hirosji Fuji in the line-up. This album of live recordings was originally released in 1978 as a private press affair in numbers as low as 100 copies, but now it's been given the ceremonial presentation it deserves. The music is actually a range of covers, as Terakawa and co reinterpret works from US composers such as Wayne Shorter, Frank Foster and Milt Jackson and Jimmy Heath. It's a superlative set loaded with feeling and all the more magic for knowing it was all laid down live, in the moment.
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J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan Volume 3
J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan Volume 3 (gatefold 3xLP + insert with obi-strip)
Cat: BBE 652CLP. Rel: 26 Feb 21
 
Jazz
Yasuhiro Kohno Trio & One - "Song Of Island" (10:51)
Shigeharu Mukai - "Cumulonimbus" (8:59)
Kohsuke Mine - "Morning Tide" (9:13)
Hideyasu Terakawa Quartet - "Black Nile" (feat Hiroshi Fujii) (11:33)
Aki Takase Trio - "Song For Hope" (8:18)
Itakura Katsuyuki Trio - "Honey Sanba" (5:28)
Ryusei Tomoyose Quartet - "Kirisame" (7:25)
Masao Nakajima Quartet - "Kemo Sabe" (6:13)
Hiroshi Murakami & Dancing Sphinx - "Phoebus" (9:17)
Masaru Imada Trio & One - "Planets" (5:07)
Tatsuya Nakamura - "1/4 Samba II" (11:36)
Eiji Nakayama - "Cumorah" (10:29)
Koichi Matsukaze Trio - "Acoustic Chicken" (feat Ryojiro Furusawa) (20:05)
Review: Since launching two years ago, Tony Higgins and Mike Peden's J-Jazz series has become an indispensable guide to Japan's modern jazz scene. The third volume continues in a similar vein to its predecessors, gathering together sought-after, overlooked and little-known cuts from across the jazz spectrum (think spiritual, modal, fusion, post-bop and Latin), all of which were recorded by Japanese artists in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. The standard of music is, somewhat predictably, breathtakingly high throughout, with highlights including the weighty post-modal bop of Koshuke Mine's 'Morning Tide', the sun-kissed Brazil-inspired brilliance of Hideo Shiraki's 'Groovy Samba', and a string of funk-fuelled, dancefloor-friendly workouts from Hiroshi Murakami & Dancing Sphynx, Shigeharu Muka and the Ryojiro Furusawa Quartet.
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J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969-1984
J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969-1984 (gatefold 3xLP + insert with obi-strip)
Cat: BBE 434CLP. Rel: 20 Jun 18
 
Jazz
Koichi Matsukaze Trio - "Earth Mother" (11:22)
Takeo Moriyama - "North Wind" (5:11)
Tohru Aizawa Quartet - "Dead Letter" (10:09)
Eiji Nakayama - "Aya's Samba" (6:37)
Takao Uematsu - "White Fire" (7:48)
George Otsuka Quintet - "Sea Breeze" (9:00)
Shintaro Quintet - "A Blind Man" (10:54)
Mitsuaki Katayma - "Unknown Point" (6:25)
Karashima Fumio - "Little Island" (9:03)
Kiyoshi Sugimoto - "Long Neal" (8:22)
Takeo Moriyama - "Kaze" (5:08)
Terumasa Hino Meets Reggie Workman - "Ode To Workman" (15:20)
Review: BBE latest "deep dive" into a widely underappreciated style focuses on a particularly fertile period in the history of Japan's "contemporary jazz" scene. Curated by renowned Japanese jazz diggers Tony Higgins and Mike Peden, J-Jazz focuses on material recorded and released between 1969 and '84, a period the label says represents a "golden age" for jazz in Japan. The compilation is both a serious history lesson and hugely enjoyable to listen to, featuring a mixture of U.S-influenced jazz-funk, fusion, post-modal and deep, spiritual improvisations. Naturally, all of the material has never been released outside of Japan before, with the vast majority of tracks being either ludicrously rare or sought-after. Simply essential, all told.
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We Are The Children Of The Setting Sun
Paul HILLERY / VARIOUS
Cat: BBE 734CCD. Rel: 01 Sep 23
 
Folk/Americana
Graeme Gash - "The Shadow Dance"
Carm Mascarenhas - "Fields Of Green"
Parker Macdonell - "It All Comes Around"
MCF - "Colorado-red Sky"
Hardin & Russell - "Mojave"
Trisha Watts - "Mystery Man"
Hagan's Fanshawe Friends - "Storm In The Sky"
Floyd Hunchback Group - "Wet Dreams"
Simon Anholt - "Autumn"
Kimberle - "In-passing"
Sonlife - "She Misses You"
Emerald Web - "Von Aspen Shaden"
Pat Rahming - "Be With Me"
Blaine L Reininger - "Playin' Your Game"
Persona La Ave - "Surfer Girl"
Bescay & Jochen Schrumpf - "Nur Gitarre"
Andy David - "Over & Over"
Christine Schaller - "Aranha"
Ya Ya - "Don't Ever Say Never" (instrumental)
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We Are The Children Of The Setting Sun
Paul HILLERY / VARIOUS
Cat: BBER 734. Rel: 31 Aug 23
 
Folk/Americana
Graeme Gash - "The Shadows Dance"
Carm Mascarenhas - "Fields Of Green"
Parker Macdonell - "It All Comes Around"
Hardin & Russell - "Mojave"
MCF - "Colorado-Red Sky"
Floyd Hunchback Group - "Wet Dreams"
Pat Rahming - "Be With Me"
Blaine L Reininger - "Playin' Your Game"
Hagan's Fanshawe Friends - "Storm In The Sky"
Andy Davis - "Over & Over"
Trisha Watts - "Mystery Man"
Simon Anholt - "Autumn"
Emerald Web - "Von Aspen Shaden"
Kimberle - "In-Passing"
Sonlife - "She Misses You" (Children Of The Sun version)
Ya Ya - "Don't Ever Say Never" (instrumental)
Regio - "The Light"
Persona La Ave - "Surfer Girl"
Bescay & Jochen Schrumpf - "Nur Gitarre"
Christine Schaller - "Aranha"
Review: Once unsung but now enjoying a revitalised career as a compiler and curator, Paul Hillery began his musical journey as a tour DJ for The Polyphonic Spree. But even long before this, he'd a niche knack for tracking down obscure musical gems. The breadth of his curatorial talents are demonstrated once again on We Are The Children Of The Setting Sun, which has no explicit genre focus but sonically segues through folk, psychedelia, and new age obscurities - and only ones with the utmost pristine sound at that. From the beauteous harmonic dulcimers of Graeme Gash to the closing Chicago Soul paeans of Reggio McLaughlin, we're urged to "drop out to the musical pulse that unites us all."
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No Traffic
No Traffic (gatefold 2xLP + booklet)
Cat: BBE 732ALP. Rel: 31 Aug 23
 
Hip Hop/R&B
No Traffic (feat Dank)
Off The Tap (feat Zay Bcuz & Nicx - cuts By DJ Rhettmatic)
Relapse
Brag
Circus
Doin' It
Not Ever (feat Harleighblu)
Star Struck
Shine Your Light (feat Sam)
Snaps
Get Down (feat Amp Fiddler)
OG Funk
Calvin VM (interlude)
Showin' Love (feat Kid Gotti)
Good Life
Funny
Plaques (feat maine Soul)
Boom Bap (feat Frank Nitt)
Mentions (feat Serious & Joz B)
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BBE: Big Booty Express (Pepe Bradock & Ame remixes)
Cat: BBEBG 001EP. Rel: 15 Sep 22
 
Hip Hop/R&B
BBE: Big Booty Express (Pepe Bradock Moulin Rouge remix) (7:35)
BBE: Big Booty Express (Memorex interlude) (4:31)
BBE: Big Booty Express (Ame remix) (5:51)
BBE: Big Booty Express (1:56)
Review: Here's an intriguing remix choice by Pepe Bradock, Coda Deep and Ame: 'Big Booty Express' channels hot-footed twerkage into scratchy yet weighty house beats, over the course of four exclusive mixes on 12". The original beat, which also appears here, was a solid and rather crude piece of space-age lo-fi, filled with Dilla-ey noise wreckage. It was the only Dilla beat to ever come about as a tribute to Detroit techno. And for that, the three remixes lend completely new ideas to the original, tooting and farting into a nice n' raw ether.
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The Shining
The Shining (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: BBELP 076. Rel: 17 Aug 06
 
Hip Hop/R&B
Geek Down (feat Busta Rhymes)
E=MC2 (feat Common)
Love Jones
Love (feat Pharoahe Monch)
Baby (feat Madlib & Guilty Simpson)
So Far To Go (feat Common & D 'Angelo)
Jungle Love (feat Med & Guilty Simpson)
Over The Breaks
Body Movin' (feat J Rocc & Karriem Riggins)
Dime Piece (feat Dwele - remix)
Love Movin' (feat Black Thought)
Won't Do
Review: Dilla's "The Shining" serves as a testament to the fact that legends never die. On February 10th, 2006, the world of hip hop lost J Dilla aka Jay Dee. James "J Dilla" Yancey leaves behind an impression on hip hop that will last the test of time. A bridge between hip hop's underground and mainstream, Dilla's contributions ranged from single handedly defining Detroit hip hop as a founding member of Slum Village to providing his production talents to Common, D'Angelo, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, The Roots, Janet Jackson and Macy Gray. "The Shining" marked the reunion of J Dilla & BBE, who had released "Welcome 2 Detroit", J Dilla's debut album. "The Shining" serves as showcase of J Dilla's talents which features him not only as a producer, but also as a rapper, singer and musician. Featured guests on this album include Busta Rhymes, Common, Pharoahe Monch, D'Angelo, Madlib, Black Thought, Medaphor aka MED, and Guilty Simpson.
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Contrast
Contrast (LP + insert)
Cat: BBE 728ALP. Rel: 15 Jun 23
 
Jazz
L'Auca (5:56)
Shagalak (8:38)
Sint-Flute (3:54)
White Arena (6:56)
Transistor (2:12)
Basilio (6:14)
Review: Swiss label Delta Production originally released J&F Quintet's Contrast album back in 1976. It has since become a highly collectible and rare Swiss jazz gem with mint copies going for upwards of L350. For the recording sessions, founding band members Stefan Schneller, Donat Beer and Toni Scha?dler were joined by drummers Gieri Bievi and Peter 'Huck' Hug and bassist Andri A Piorta. Their take on jazz fuses Swiss-Romansh traditions to cook up something in a sound world of its own. Sadly this was the only album the group ever recorded before going off to work on solo projects.
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This Is Brian Jackson
This Is Brian Jackson (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: BBE 681ALP. Rel: 15 Jul 22
 
Funk
All Talk (4:18)
Force Of Will (4:16)
Little Orphan Boy (4:19)
C'est Cette Comete (5:00)
Nomad (5:18)
Mami Wata (9:23)
Path To Macondo/Those Kind Of Blues (6:12)
Hold On (4:42)
Review: Most people will recognize Brian Jackson as the most important collaborator with Gil Scott-Heron - between them the pair laid down a mesmerising new kind of soul which resonates in its influence and brilliance to this day. Jackson went on to work with scores of legends of Black American music, but this new album is something altogether his own. Working with Daniel Colias from Phenomenal Handclap Band, Jackson revived a long-dormant solo project from the 70s and brought it to fruition in a set of ascendant soul cuts which speak to Jackson's mighty legacy while offering something wholly contemporary. 'All Talk' bursts with jazz funk and boogie flourishes, while 'Path to Macondo / Those Kind of Blues' takes a more introspective trip into Jackson's illustrious musicality. Forget reissue culture for a minute - here's a bonafide legend still doing it in the here and now.
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Little Orphan Boy: The Two Soul Fusion Remixes (aka Louie Vega & Josh Milan)
Cat: BBE 681ELP. Rel: 28 Jul 22
 
Deep House
Little Orphan Boy (Two Soul Fusion remix) (14:01)
Little Orphan Boy (Two Soul Fusion dub) (8:36)
Little Orphan Boy (Two Soul Fusion Downtempo remix) (10:25)
Little Orphan Boy (Two Soul Fusion instrumental) (14:00)
Review: Josh Milan and Louie Vega are real heavyweights and as Soul Fusion they step up here to remix the legendary 'Little Orphan Boy' which is the second single taken from album 'This Is Brian Jackson', the veteran artist's first true solo LP in over 20 years. They do so across four different versions and give it a vintage treatment. The extended 'Two Soul Fusion' mix brings back golden era of Masters at Work with a Latin-infused percussion groove while the 'Downtempo' remix lets Brian Jackson's vocals ride over a stripped back but just as soulful arrangement.
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Mami Wata: Sacred Rhythm & Cosmic Arts Remixes
Cat: BE 681SLP2. Rel: 04 Aug 23
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Mami Wata (Joaquin Sacred Rhythm version) (14:04)
Mami Wata (extended album version) (12:11)
Mami Wata (Joaquin House dub) (5:49)
Mami Wata (Joaquin Sacred Arts Story version) (16:40)
Mami Wata (Joaquin Deep dub) (6:02)
Mami Wata (Joaquin Cosmic Arts Future instrumental) (9:24)
Review: This new Brian Jackson package 'Miami Wata' brings together traditional African sounds and modern Latin house music in a captivating fashion. Jackson's rendition of a traditional African song draws on the sacred lands of the Dogan in Mali and the rich rhythms of Ghana, paying tribute to all the different African cultures that have made for such a diverse tapestry of world music. The original comes with serval remixes, dubs and cosmic reworks from the one and only Body & Soul man Joe Claussell who takes it into all new but equally spiritual realms. It makes for an epic double 12" from BBE.
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Vinyl Junkie Thangs
Vinyl Junkie Thangs (gatefold 3xLP + marbled vinyl 7")
Cat: BBE 499CLP. Rel: 11 Jun 21
 
Soul
Stato Brado - "Black Hole" (feat Fred Wesley) (4:56)
Steve Arrington - "Nobody Else But You" (OPOLOPO remix) (5:06)
Tihomir Pop Asanovic - "Berlin I (Hot Pants Road)" (5:03)
Spitting Image - "JB's Latin" (2:28)
Ashantis - "Safari" (5:15)
Exile One - "Funky Crookie" (3:33)
Basement Freaks - "Makes Me Wanna Scream" (Blend Mishkin remix) (4:18)
Thomas Siffling Trio - "Cruisen" (5:36)
Funkshone - "Spiritual Interlude II" (3:50)
E Live - "Flotational Device" (4:34)
Jkriv & Free Magic - "Emmanuel" (5:45)
Bah Samba - "Let The Drums Speak" (feat The Fatback Band - Harvey Lindo edit) (5:22)
Jaki Whitren & John Cartwright - "Stay Cool" (4:47)
Hubert Eaves III - "Painfull Pleasure" (5:34)
JD73 - "Electro Boogie" (On The Rhodes mix) (5:17)
Eric Legnini Trio - "Trippin' High" (5:11)
Mr Scruff - "Stockport Carnival" (4:03)
Mankoora - "Sonor Tropical" (4:20)
Review: Jasper The Vinyl Junkie is back on BBE just 20 years after his last compilation as part of the label's 25th-anniversary celebrations. Vinyl Junkie Thangs is another first-class, full flavour collection of good-time jams, cool grooves and plenty in between. Most fo the tunes here are funk-filled, jazzy cuts and edits that you will have a hard time finding anywhere else, especially for affordable prices. Some of the tunes such as those from Mr Scruff and OPOLOP have never before been on wax, while firm favs like Fred Wesley, The Fatback Band and DTrain's Hubert Eaves cannot fiat to win you over.
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Welcome 2 Detroit: 20th Anniversary Edition
Cat: BBE BG001SLP. Rel: 12 Feb 21
 
Hip Hop/R&B
Y'all Ain't Ready (2:39)
Think Twice (Faded) (1:57)
Y'all Ain't Ready (instrumental) (1:29)
Think Twice (instrumental) (3:07)
The Clapper (feat Blu) (2:09)
Shake It Down (Faded) (3:00)
The Clapper (instrumental) (2:01)
Shake It Down (instrumental) (2:59)
Come Get It (feat Elzhi) (4:00)
Come Get It (instrumental) (4:26)
Pause (feat Frank N Dank) (2:55)
BBE (Big Booty Express) (2:12)
Pause (instrumental) (2:47)
BBE (Big Booty Express) (instrumental) (2:08)
Beej N Dem (part 2 - feat Beej) (2:54)
Beej N Dem (part 2 - instrumental) (3:05)
Brazilian Groove (1:32)
It's Like That (feat Hodge Podge & Lacks - edit) (3:08)
Brazilian Groove EWF (instrumental) (1:30)
It's Like That (instrumental) (3:06)
Give It Up (3:12)
Give It Up (instrumental) (3:13)
Rico Suave Bossa Nova (1:28)
Azymuth (Rico Suave Bossa vinyl edit) (4:50)
Track 17 (feat Phat Kat) (3:45)
Track 18 (feat Phat Kat - instrumental) (2:48)
African Rhythms (2:43)
One (0:25)
African Rhythms (instrumental) (1:37)
One (instrumental) (1:33)
It's Like That (alternate version) (3:10)
Beej N Dem (0:55)
African Rhythms (No Drums) (0:47)
EWF (No Drums - No vocal) (1:28)
Give It Up (acappella) (1:37)
Think Twice (DJ Muro KG mix) (3:51)
Think Twice (DJ Muro KG mix - instrumental) (3:48)
Review: There are an awful lot of great records in the J Dilla's catalogue, but few can match the consistent quality and coherent construction of Welcome 2 Detroit, his 2001 breakthrough album. Designed as a love letter to his home city with a sample palette and blend of styles to match, it saw the late producer and a string of then largely unknown local MCs showcase their vocal talents over some of his best ever beats. This lusciously expansive 20th anniversary box set does a brilliant job in expanding on the original album, with the 12 included "45s" pairing vocal mixes with instrumentals, unreleased cuts and occasional remixes. The included hardback book is brilliant, too, and packed with first-hand accounts of the creation of a now iconic LP.
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Strata Records: The Sound Of Detroit Reimagined By Jazzanova
Cat: BBE 690ALP. Rel: 19 May 22
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Introduction & Lost My Love (feat Sean Haefeli) (4:35)
Creative Musicians (feat Sean Haefeli) (3:36)
Joy Road (3:53)
Face At My Window (feat Sean Haefeli) (3:28)
Root In 7-4 Plus (feat Sean Haefeli) (10:02)
Inside Ourselves (5:52)
Beyond The Dream (feat Sean Haefeli) (3:31)
Saturday Night Special (6:12)
Orotunds (3:18)
Scorpio's Child (5:53)
Loser (feat Sean Haefeli) (3:27)
Review: Strata Records is one of the most important notches in Detroit's jazz heritage. From Lyman Woodard Organization's Saturday Night Special to Malauwi's self-titled LP, their short catalogue was nonetheless vital. BBE have revisited the label with reissues in the past, and now they've invited nu jazz scene leaders Jazzanova to re-imagine some of the cuts from the Strata archives in their own fusion style. From Woodard classics like 'Joy Road', 'Creative Musicians' and 'Saturday Night Special' to Malauwi's 'Root in 7/4 Plus', these are seminal works approached with care and flair by a band who have undoubtedly proved themselves worthy over the years.
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Strata Records: The Sound Of Detroit Reimagined By Jazzanova
Cat: BBE 690ACD. Rel: 20 May 22
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Introduction (feat Sean Haefeli)
Lost My Love (feat Sean Haefeli)
Creative Musicians (feat Sean Haefeli)
Joy Road
Face At My Window (feat Sean Haefeli)
Root In 7-4 Plus (feat Sean Haefeli)
Inside Ourselves
Beyond The Dream (feat Sean Haefeli)
Saturday Night Special
Orotunds
Scorpio's Child
Loser (feat Sean Haefeli)
Review: Rubbing shoulders with DJ Amir and 180 Proof Records, BBE Music present this celebratory compilation, fawning over the Strata Records' best and brightest releasees. 'Strata Records - The Sound of Detroit - Reimagined by Jazzanova' hears DJ Amir and Jazzanova shed the work of a Detroit jazz great into something much newer and fresher, through incredible nu-jazz retakes on classic Motor City standards from the likes of Lyman Woodard and Malauwi.
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Face At My Window
Cat: BBER 690. Rel: 20 Jul 23
 
Jazz
Face At My Window (Kyoto Jazz Massive remix) (5:25)
Face At My Window (Yoshi edit) (3:04)
Face At My Window (feat Sean Haefeli) (3:30)
Beyond The Dream (Musclecars Reimagination) (10:26)
Beyond The Dream (feat Sean Haefeli) (3:35)
Review: Next up for BBE is a package of remixes that invites several key artists to add their own spin to Jazzanova's superb reimagining of Sam Sanders's iconic 'Face at my Window'. Kyoto Jazz Massive are first to tackle the single which first appeared on 'Strata Records - The Sound of Detroit - Reimagined by Jazzanova' and bring some intimate jazz clubs vibes. After a Yoshi edit and version with vocalists Sean Haefli, musclecars bring a touch of New York and Chicago house classicism to their version. Both remixers bring new perspective to this timeless classic.
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Creative Musicians - Waajeed & Henrik Schwarz Remixes
Cat: BBE 690SLP. Rel: 19 Jan 23
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Creative Musicians (feat Sean Haefeli) (3:40)
Creative Musicians (Waajeed remix) (6:12)
Creative Musicians (Henrik Schwarz remix) (4:37)
The Lyman Woodard Organisation - "Creative Musicians" (2:40)
Creative Musicians (Waajeed remix instrumental) (6:11)
Creative Musicians (Henrik Schwarz remix dub version) (4:38)
Review: Jazzanova remains one of the most musically astute and adventurous acts in the electric scene. Their sounds never seem to age and fuse everything from jazz to funk to soul. That makes them perfect for remixing by more dance floor-orientated producers and that is what we get here. Alongside an original tune 'Creative Musicians' Detroit talent Waajeed brings his warm machine soul and deep grooves, Henrick Schwarz's signature melodic majesty and serene sounds are on display and further dubs and instrumentals are also included. This one really packs a punch for fans of broken beat.
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Strata Records: The Sound Of Detroit Reimagined By Jazzanova (B-STOCK)
Cat: BBE 690ALP. Rel: 01 Jan 90
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Introduction & Lost My Love (feat Sean Haefeli) (4:35)
Creative Musicians (feat Sean Haefeli) (3:36)
Joy Road (3:53)
Face At My Window (feat Sean Haefeli) (3:28)
Root In 7-4 Plus (feat Sean Haefeli) (10:02)
Inside Ourselves (5:52)
Beyond The Dream (feat Sean Haefeli) (3:31)
Saturday Night Special (6:12)
Orotunds (3:18)
Scorpio's Child (5:53)
Loser (feat Sean Haefeli) (3:27)
Review: ***B-STOCK: Creasing to corner of outer sleeve but otherwise in excellent condition***


Strata Records is one of the most important notches in Detroit's jazz heritage. From Lyman Woodard Organization's Saturday Night Special to Malauwi's self-titled LP, their short catalogue was nonetheless vital. BBE have revisited the label with reissues in the past, and now they've invited nu jazz scene leaders Jazzanova to re-imagine some of the cuts from the Strata archives in their own fusion style. From Woodard classics like 'Joy Road', 'Creative Musicians' and 'Saturday Night Special' to Malauwi's 'Root in 7/4 Plus', these are seminal works approached with care and flair by a band who have undoubtedly proved themselves worthy over the years.
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IF Music Presents: You Need This: An Introduction To Enja Records
JEAN CLAUDE / VARIOUS
Cat: BBE 666CLP. Rel: 20 May 22
 
Jazz
Dollar Brand & Abdullah Ibrahim - "Zimbabwe" (5:28)
Prince Lasha - "Kwadwo Safari" (feat Herbie Hancock) (7:37)
Mal Waldron - "What It Is" (feat Clifford Jordan & Dannie Richmond) (17:58)
Cecil McBee - "First Song In The Day" (feat Chico Freeman) (17:16)
Rabih Abou-Khalil - "Lamentation" (9:02)
John Stubblefield - "Mwe Malad O" (4:17)
Nana Simopoulos - "Pulcie's Dance" (12:58)
Bobby Hutcherson - "The Creators" (18:22)
Marc Levin - "Brothers In War" (11:09)
Jon Hendricks - "No More" (3:32)
Marvin Hannibal Peterson - "Mother's Land" (feat George Adam) (5:10)
Review: Enja Records was founded in Munich in the early 70s by jazz devotees Matthias Winckelmann and Horst Weber. Given a co-sign by the always on-point BBE and IF Music founder Jean-Claude, the label is now enjoying a retrospective compilation which seeks to celebrate the best of their golden years. Featuring performances by John Stubblefield, Bobby Hutcherson, Harold Land, Don Cherry, Cecil McBee and Pharoah Sanders collaborator Marvin Hannibal Peterson to name but a few, this collection provides a great jumping-off point for Enja's rich and diverse back catalogue. It may only be an introduction to a vast pool of music, but it's curated with authority by a dedicated head, so you know you're getting a shortcut to the best the label has to offer.
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IF Music Presents You Need This: IF Music Is 20
JEAN CLAUDE / VARIOUS
Cat: BBE 711CLP. Rel: 29 Aug 23
 
Jazz
Tamar Osborn - "Sunday Sea Improvisation" (3:30)
Christine Schaller - "Fidji" (5:07)
Emanative & Liz Elensky - "Fall In To Me" (alternate version) (4:39)
Atilla Engin Group - "Turkish Showbiz" (5:08)
Tenderlonious - "Dennison Point" (4:17)
Sylvain Kassap - "Adelie (For Lady D)" (3:55)
Ola Szmidt - "We Are Not Invisible" (4:03)
Greetje Bijma Kwintet - "Big Kalimba" (6:48)
Sarathy Korwar - "At The Speed Of Light" (3:50)
Review: IF Music's name is legendary amongst those in the know and now Jean Claude celebrates that with another superb compilation on BBE. Across this beautiful gatefold vinyl release, there are nine next level jazz tunes from the likes of Emanative & Liz Elensky, Sylvain Kassap, Greetje Bijma Kwintet and Atilla Engin Group. This is the ninth release in the 'You Need This' series and the music on it ranges from 1980 to the present day. It all adds up to a wonderfully coherent release that takes you through four decades of stylish jazz.
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