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No Seattle - Forgotten Sounds of the North-West Grunge Era 1986-97

OUT NOW! 

Buy now here.

Info/listen here.

 

Soul Jazz Records new Deluxe massive 28-track Double CD with 44 page outsize booklet featuring text, band features and interviews, exclusive photos. + Worldwide digital release + Ltd.Edition Two seperate double-vinyl albums with full notes and free download code.

 

 

Reviews & Articles:

Seattle Times feature here.

Irish Times here.

 

Read article by compiler Nick Soulsby in Nirvana Legacy here 

Read second article by the compiler here.

 

Read article about the artwork here.

 

Read Novaplanet article (in French) here.

Read Dum Dum article (in French) here

 

 

Gipsy Rhumba!

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This album features music recorded in Spain in the years 1965-74 and comes complete with over 60 pages of historical, biographical and musical text about the unique musical form of Gipsy Rhumba, a style that blended together flamenco, Caribbean and rock 'n' roll influences (text in English and Spanish).

 

More info here.

 

"This well-presented compilation drawn from 1965-74, is a capsule of supercharged clapping, joyous vocals, a piece of Catalonia caught up in New York Mambo. Startling."

The Guardian

 

"Catalan music gets new life. Discover a collection worthy of conquerering the world."

Dagens Nyheter newspaper feature, Sweden

 

REVIEWS AND FEATURES:

The Guardian newspaper: Here

El Pais, Spain large newspaper feature (in Spanish): Here

 

 

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Sounds of the Universe

Sounds of the Universe is our sister shop where we sell everything we like that is not on our labels. Reggae, Dubstep, Funk, Latin and Brazilian, Disco, Post-Punk, Jazz - it's all here! The shopping cart between the two sites are the same. So after browsing the Soul Jazz Records site take a look at 1000s more related releases. You can swap between the sites at ease. Just press on the Sounds of the Universe link here.

 

You can also come and visit the store in person at:

Sounds of the Universe

7 Broadwick Street

Soho

London W1F 0DA

England.

Black Fire! New Spirits! New album

 

Buy/listen here   

 

Available as 2xCD, 3xLP+Download Code, Worldwide Digital at very limited special price.

 

New album featuring Yusef Lateef, Don Cherry, Last Poets,

Archie Shepp, Harold McKinney and loads more!

 

Also available: Black Fire! New Spirits deluxe 12 x 12" hardback book. Buy/info here

 

VERY LIMITED OFFER:

 

Buy the new album and book together and get a further £5 off! Here

 

 

Latest Albums
Black Fire! New Spirits! — Radical and Revolutionary Jazz In The USA 1957 - 1982
AVAILABLE NOW

Soul Jazz Records’ new release Black Fire! New Spirits! is a deluxe double CD (and limited triple LP) exploring deep, radical and spiritual jazz in the USA in the period 1957-1975.

More Info & Audio
Disco — A Fine Selection of Independent Disco, Modern Soul and Boogie 1978-82
PREORDER NOW

Pre-order now for shipping for release date of 17 Nov 2014

 

Fantastic new album of disco, modern soul and boogie from 1978-82 on Soul Jazz Records.

 

T...
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New Orleans Soul — The Original Sound Of New Orleans Soul 1960 - 1976
AVAILABLE NOW

Listen to a special soundclound mix of the album here

 

For more than ten years Soul ...
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No Seattle — Forgotten Sounds Of the North-West Grunge Era 1986-97
AVAILABLE NOW

 

Soul Jazz Records new release takes us on a serious road trip into the North-West region of the USA, 1986-97, to explore the amazing lost and forgotten sounds of the Grunge era.More Info & Audio

Soul Jazz Records presents Gwo Ka — Music of Guadeloupe, French West Indies by Tradisyon Ka
AVAILABLE NOW

 

Soul Jazz Records continues its journey into the world of Afro-Caribbean roots music with this album of newly recorded music of Gwo Ka music recorde...
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Tropicalia: The Definitive 1968 Classic Brazilian Album — Ou Panis et Circencis
AVAILABLE NOW

This is the definitive Tropicalia concept album, originally released in 1968 and featuring all the key players in the movement: Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Os Mutantes, Tom Ze and N...
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Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 — Stillness: The Original Classic 1970 Brazil Album
AVAILABLE NOW

Absolutely 100% killer Brazil album.

Includes stunning versions of "For What It's Worth", "Chelsea Morning" and Gilberto Gil's "Viramundo"! The bomb.

 

This classic ...
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Studio One Dancehall — Sir Coxsone In The Dance : The Foundation Sound
AVAILABLE NOW

Fantastic, mind-blowing, awesome new collection of killer Studio One dancehall and proto-dancehall!

 

Featured here is a new collection spanning Studio One’s dancehall...
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Calypso — Musical Poetry In The Caribbean 1955-69
AVAILABLE NOW

Deluxe CD, 2xLP (+ free download) and worldwide digital 

 

Available in all good retail and internet stores  from 2 June 2014 or direct from Soul Jazz Records righ...
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Punk 45: Sick on You ! One Way Spit ! — After the Love & Before the Revolution Vol.3: Proto-Punk 1969-77
AVAILABLE NOW

 

This new Punk 45 album is a collection of tracks of twisted, raw and energized proto-punk music from the early 1970s, ahead-of-its-time music which led the way for the birth of pu...
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Gipsy Rhumba — The Original Rhythm of Gipsy Rhumba in Spain 1965 - 1974
AVAILABLE NOW

Available now!

 

Soul Jazz Records’ new release is the first album ever outside of Spain to seriously focus on the history of Gipsy Rhumba, one o...
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Latest Singles
The Explosions — Hip Drop (Pts. 1 and 2)
AVAILABLE NOW

All time New Orleans party bomb 45!!! 

 

Here we go with our latest slice of £100+ killer rare New Orleans funk seven-inch single. This is an exact-replica b...
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Inell Young — What Do You See In Her
AVAILABLE NOW

Yes it's true! New Orleans bomb *3!!!

 

With original pressings going at over £500 (and our own original 'yellow label' pressing going at £75!) we though we'd gi...
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The Explosions — Garden Of Four Trees
AVAILABLE NOW

Hold tight for the first on Soul Jazz Records' set of KILLER New Orleans Funk 45s! 

 

FANTASTIC UNBELIEVEABLY SUPER-RARE £150+ FUNK BOMB 

 ...
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Brief Encounter — Human/Total Satisfaction
PREORDER NOW

WE HAVE ONE HUNDRED COPIES OF THIS LEFT BUT THEY ARE CURRENTLY BEING SHIPPED TO US FROM ABROAD. THIS WILL TAKE 2 WEEKS (SO END OF OCT). SO IF YOU WANT ONE YOU NEED TO PRE-ORDER NOW! IT WILL BE S...
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Inell Young — The Next Ball Game
AVAILABLE NOW

Hold tight!

 

Here is our 2nd Killer New Orleans Funk £200+ Bomb!

 

Featuring Inell Young's searing vocal performance

+ James Black's seri...
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Soul Jazz Books
Disco: An Encyclopedic guide to the cover art of disco — Presented by Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt
PREORDER NOW

New 400-page 12"x12" deluxe heavyweight book on Soul Jazz Records/Books.

 

First 200 orders come with free world exclusive ltd. edition 12" col...
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Black Fire! New Spirits! BOOK — Images of A Revolution : Radical Jazz in the USA 1960-75
AVAILABLE NOW

Featuring: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Pharoah Sanders, Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman, Roland Kirk, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Alice Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Leon Thomas...
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Reggae Soundsystem — Original Reggae Album Cover Art
AVAILABLE NOW

Reggae Soundsystem! is a new deluxe 200 page hard-back 12”x12” book featuring hundreds of stunning full size record cover designs that span the history of reggae music. 

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Reggae 45 Soundsystem — The Label Art of Reggae Singles, A Visual History of Jamaican Reggae 1959-79
AVAILABLE NOW

Reggae Soundsystem 45! is a new stunning deluxe 500 page flexibound book that features over 1000  full size record label 45 rpm single designs that span the history of reggae music. More Info & Audio

Kanaval — Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti by Leah Gordon
AVAILABLE NOW

“This book contains the most disturbing but exhilarating photographs you are ever likely to see" Bill Drummond

 

Soul Jazz Records' new photo...
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Bossa Nova and the Rise of Brazilian Music in the 1960s — BOOK Edited by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker
AVAILABLE NOW

This is the first ever collection of bossa nova record cover artwork, featuring stunning modernist and revolutionary designs that reflect the radical and exciting idealism of Brazil at the start...
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Latest News / Forthcoming Releases
New Orleans Soul - The Original Sound of New Orleans Soul 1960-76

Buy here

Listen/info here

 

Featuring Aaron Neville,

Willie Tee, Jean Knight,

Inell Young, Eddie Bo,

Robert Parker and more!

 

Deluxe CD, worldwide Digital, 2xLP (+free download)

 

THE BOMB!

 

Listen to special soundclound mix of the album here

 

SOUL JAZZ RECORDS PRESENTS GWO KA: MUSIC FROM THE ISLAND OF OF GUADELOUPE, FRENCH WEST INDIES BY TR

Buy here

Listen/more info here

 

Heavyweight Afro-Caribbean rhythms meets French chanson vocals!

 

Soul Jazz Records continues its journey into the world of Afro-Caribbean roots music with this album of newly recorded music of Gwo Ka music recorded and produced by Soul Jazz Records on the island of Guadeloupe, French West Indies.

 

Gwo Ka music is a fantastic fusion of  African-­derived musical form ( call and response), with vocal styles that draw upon the equally powerful French chanson singers to create a truly unique combination.

 

Available NOW in all good retail and internet stores wordwide on CD, Digital and Ltd. Edn. 2xLP

 

 

Voguing Interview

Photogrpaher Chantal Regnault talks about Voguing, published by Soul Jazz Books/Records.

 

Studio One Dancehall!

OUT NOW ON 3xLP here.

Buy CD/Digital Download now here

 

Listen/info/tracklisting here

 

Fantastic, mind-blowing, awesome new collection of killer Studio One dancehall and proto-dancehall!

 

Featured here is a new collection spanning Studio One’s dancehall period – singers and deejays on classic Studio One rhythms, studio and electronic wizadry from the Brentford Road headquarters, lots of rare 12” singles, all effortlessly brought together to nice up the dance.

 

 

KILLER!

 

Buy CD/Digital Download now here

Buy 3xLP here.

 

 

New on Soul Jazz Books
Image 1/4

OUT NOW!

 

Buy here 

More info here

 

This amazing new deluxe large format hardback photography book featuring: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Pharoah Sanders, Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman, Roland Kirk, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Alice Coltrane, Eroc Dolphy, Leon THomas, Cecil Taylor and more!

 

The 100s of stunning photographs in this new  book capture the radicalism and self- determination of pioneering jazz artists in the 1960s and early 1970s. In many ways this book follows on from our earlier cover art book Freedom, Rhythm and Sound - 100% essential!

Companion album to follow in September!

 

 

Calypso!

Available here early now! - available worldwide from June 2014.    

 

Listen/info here.

Mirror To The Soul Documentary Film

Buy/ info here

 

Over two years in the making, Mirror to the Soul is a new documentary film about the Caribbean, a unique collaboration between Soul Jazz Records and British Pathé, made up entirely of newsreel footage filmed during the period 1922-1970.

 

‘Mirror to the Soul: Music, Culture and Identity in the Caribbean 1920-72’ is a massive new release from Soul Jazz Records comprising 2 music CDs, this two-hour documentary DVD and a 72-page book as well as 2 vinyl editions. 

 

Watch Special Trailer here

 

 

Reviews:

 

“A compelling new film, which takes the curatorial art of the compilation album and applies it winningly to the moving image..”  The Guardian

“A powerful, jigsaw-like testament to the beauty and importance of archive footage. A Chris Marker-esque investigation of memory”  British Film Institute

 

Read more reviews:

PITCHFORK feature  here

Full Guardian  feature here.

Full British Film Institute (BFI) article here.

 

Listen to exclusive soundcloud mix of music from Mirror to the Soul here:

 

Buy/ info here


 

 

 

 

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Disco: An Encyclopedic guide to the cover art of disco records

New 400-page 12"x12" deluxe heavyweight book on Soul Jazz Records/Books.

 

Pre-order now HERE at discounted price for shipping end of October.

 

First 200 orders come with free world exclusive ltd. edition 12" collectors disco single* + free large poster - only available here!

 

Foreword by Tom Moulton and Nicky Siano (The Gallery).

Presented by Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt.

 

This large-format deluxe hardback book features the amazing artwork of two thousand disco record cover designs from the 1970s up to the mid-1980s.

 

You can also pre-order the album released to coincide with this book:

 

Pre-order book here

Pre-order album here.

 

 

New Orleans Funk bomb No.4!!!

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All time New Orleans party classic bomb 45!!!  The Explosions' unbelieveably funky 'Hip Drop'.

 

Here we go with our latest slice of £100+ killer rare New Orleans funk seven-inch single. This is an exact-replica bespoke New Orleans funk 45 - including the 'even funkier than the A-Side' part 2!

 

THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. It is a very limited 500-copies pressing and you need to buy it now!

 

 

New Orleans Funk/Soul bomb*3!!!

Yes it's true! New Orleans bomb *3!!!

 

Inell Young's What Do You See In Her - one of the hippest soul/funk tunes ever made!

 

 

With original pressings going at up to £500 (and our own original 'yellow label' pressing going at £75!), this is a VERY limited and exclusive single release  - but you need to be quick!

 

 

THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. It is a very limited 500-copies pressing and you need to buy it now!

 

Buy/listen here

 

INELL YOUNG New Orleans Funk KILLER 45 on Soul Jazz!

Hold tight!

 

Here is our 2nd Killer New Orleans Funk £200+ Bomb!

 

Featuring Inell Young's searing vocal performance

+ James Black's seriously awesome drumming  

+ Eddie Bo arrangement and production! 

 

100% Essential!

 

THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. It is a very limited 500-copies pressing and you need to buy it now!

 

 

Buy/Listen here.

New Orleans Funk KILLER 45 on Soul Jazz!

EXCLUSIVE!

 

Hold tight for the first on Soul Jazz Records' set of KILLER New Orleans Funk 45s! 

 

FANTASTIC UNBELIEVEABLY SUPER-RARE £200+ FUNK BOMB 

 

THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. It is a very limited 500-copies pressing and you need to buy it now!

 

Buy/listen here.

NEW Sounds Of The Universe SOUL 45

WE HAVE ONE HUNDRED COPIES OF THIS LEFT BUT THEY ARE CURRENTLY BEING SHIPPED TO US FROM ABROAD. THIS WILL TAKE 2 WEEKS (SO END OF OCT). SO IF YOU WANT ONE YOU NEED TO PRE-ORDER NOW! IT WILL BE SHIPPED AS SOON AS THEY COME IN!

 

Stone-cold CLASSIC boogie two-step funky soul bomb!

 

Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe launches its SOUL 7-inch series in fine style with this FANTASTIC SUPER-RARE £150+ double sider.


THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. It is a very limited 500-copies pressing and you need to buy it now!

 

Listen/buy here