Reggae Soundsystem (12"x12" 200 page reggae album cover art book) AND
Reggae 45 Soundsystem (31cm x 20cm 500 page reggae 7" label art book).
Two new monster books of reggae cover art compiled by Steve Barrow (Rough Guide To Reggae/Blood and Fire) and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records). Text by Steve Barrow and Noel Hawks.
Order here at reduced price (£25 instead of £30, ALSO free UK shipping if you buy both together, free world shipping on 2nd book if you buy both together)
Jamaica Gleaner feature here
The Independent newspaper feature here
Independent newspaper photo gallery here
Available now here at very limited offer £9.99 CD, £11.99 2xLP.
Also exclusively as a digital download here.
Available at all good retail and internet stores from 31 Sep 2012.
Featuring Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Jeannie C Riley, Tanya Tucker, Bobbie Gentry, Patsy Cline, Kitty Wells and a whole lot more!
More info here.
Read Guardian newspaper feature here.
Radio 4 Front Row programme feature on Country Soul Sisters here (starts at 9.28 mins)
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
London W1F 0DA
Buy/more 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, a two-hour (+ 1hr extras) documentary DVD and a 72-page book as well as 2 vinyl editions. More info here.
REVIEWS OF THE DOCUMENTARY DVD:
“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 full Guardian feature here.
Read full British Film Institute (BFI) article here.
Listen to exclusive soundcloud mix of music from Mirror to the Soul here:
'A Brilliant Compilation' Gilles Peterson
More info and full tracklisting here
Buy DVD/2CD/LP/Deluxe LP here
Ltd. Edition Deluxe DVD+2CD+ 72-page Book Set: £19.99
Ltd. Edition Deluxe 2LP + Free Download Voucher+DVD; £17.99
Digital Download (Music) £9.99
The Guardian newspaper has just printed a list of the top 10 books on Haiti.
Leah Gordon's Kanaval, published on Soul Jazz Books is at number 2!
Here is the full list: Guardian Top 10 books on Haiti
Buy/more info on Kanaval here.
Re-release of classic two CD with 52-page outsize booklet and slipcase. Two separate volume of heavyweight 180gm double vinyl with download codes in heavyweight sleeves.
The album features all-time classic tracks such as Phuture’s “Acid Trax” and Sleezy D’s “I’ve Lost Control” alongside many rare and experimental tracks such as Jamie Principle’s “Baby Wants to Ride and Marshall Jefferson’s “Go Wild Rhythm Tracks”.
Reviews of Acid - Can You Jack?:
'Impeccably timed compilation from Soul Jazz Records' Pitchfork
'Soul Jazz can do no wrong in terms of compiling in my eyes' Resident Advisor
'Suitably comprehensive, featuring many of the touchstone works now widely considered classics'XLR8R
New live CD mixtape. This CD is hot!!! Buy/listen here.
Sounds of the Universe/Soul Jazz Records journey into future new music continues with this breath-taking 76 minute live/DJ mix set from Chicago house and techno visionary Hieroglyphic Being aka Jamal Moss recorded live in session at Sounds of the Universe 27/3/2013.
*£9.99 Very Limited release - bespoke small -run CD pressing numbered and packaged in a outsize plastic casing*
Seminal Brazilian albums from the archives of Phillips and Elenco - All digitally remastered, original artwork, bespoke hardboard CDs and 180gm heavy sleeved vinyl.
In stock now here