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Inner City Beat!

Out now - buy/listen here.

 

New on Soul Jazz Records

 

INNER CITY BEAT!

Detective Themes, Spy Music and Imaginary Thrillers.

 

CD/2LP/Worldwide Digital Music Album +  Graphic Novel.

 

Out now - buy/listen/info here.

 

 

 

 

 

Punk 45! Deluxe Book and New CD

Buy Punk 45

Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself!

The American Nation Destroys Its Young:

Underground Punk in the USA 1973-80, Vol 1

 CD/2xLP here

 

Order Book here now and get £5 off!

 

Read Quietus article here.

Watch Guardian newspaper video review here.

Read Guardian newspaper 2 page album feature here.

TIme Out Picture Gallery here.

 

 

New Orleans Funk 3!
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Available now on CD, 2xLP here.

Worlwide Digital Download here.

 

Read Quietus feature here.

 

Brazil TV special!

Watch a new 30-minute Brazilian  television program special for Globo  (in Portuguese and English with Portuguese subtitles) about Soul Jazz Records and our Sounds of the Universe record store: 

Watch here

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.

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.

 

 

Latest Albums
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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Inner City Beat! — Detective Themes, Spy Music and Imaginary Thrillers.
AVAILABLE NOW

Soul Jazz Records new release Inner City Beat! Detective Themes, Spy Music and Imaginary Thrillers  ...
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Punk 45: There Is No Such Thing As Society — Get A Job, Get A Car, Get A Bed, Get Drunk! Underground Punk in the UK 1977-81, VOL 2
AVAILABLE NOW

Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 album charts the rise of underground punk and post-punk in the UK from 1977-81.

 

Punk 45: There is No Such Thing As Society. Get A ...
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Studio One Rocksteady — Rocksteady, Soul and Early Reggae At Studio One
AVAILABLE NOW

Out now!

 

Get ready .. 

With excellent sleevenotes by Lloyd Bradley (author of the classic book Bass Culture - When Reggae Was King (Penguin)) this album is de...
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Punk 45: Kill the Hippies! Kill Yourself! The American Nation Destroys Its Young — Underground Punk in the United States of America, Vol. 1. 1973-1980
AVAILABLE NOW

Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 album charts the rise of underground punk across the United States of America in the years 1973-1980. The album coincides with the release of Soul Jazz...
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New Orleans Funk Vol. 3 — The Original Sound of Funk: Two-Way-Pocky-Way, Gumbo Ya Ya and the Mardi Gras Mambo
AVAILABLE NOW

This new instalment of New Orleans Funk subtitled 'Two-Way-Pocky-Way, Gumbo Ya Ya and the Mardi Gras Mambo' features more classic New Orleans funk in all its forms.

 

The sy...
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Studio One Ska Fever — More Ska Sounds From Sir Coxsone's Downbeat
AVAILABLE NOW

A blistering collection of ska tunes from Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd's legendary Studio One Records, Jamaica's foundation label of reggae music. Featuring  classic cuts from the originators...
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Michael White — Spirit Dance (1972)
AVAILABLE NOW

Deep spiritual jazz released in limited edition luxurious CD box (a la japanese stylee), as well as a heavyweight 180 gm audiophile double-vinyl pressing edition  (very limited and very lou...
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Pharoah Sanders — Elevation (1974)
AVAILABLE NOW

A beautiful package, Soul Jazz Records' Universal Sound is proud to present the re-issue of Pharaoh Sanders "Elevations" originally released on Impulse Records in 1974.

 

A...
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Mirror To The Soul — Music, Culture and Identity In The Caribbean 1920 - 72
AVAILABLE NOW

‘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) documenta...
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Soul Jazz Books
Black Fire! New Spirits! BOOK — Images of A Revolution : Radical Jazz in the USA 1960-75
AVAILABLE NOW

Out now!

 

EXCLUSIVE OFFER! First 200 orders receive a special numbered exclusive Steve Reid digital print + an exclusive free large pos...
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Punk 45: The Singles Cover Art of Punk 1976-80 — Edited by Jon Savage and Stuart Baker
AVAILABLE NOW

Soul Jazz Records’ massive new deluxe 400-page Punk 45s cover art book edited and compiled by Jon Savage (author of the seminal book on punk, England’s Dreaming) and Stuart Baker (fo...
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Voguing: Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York City 1989-92 — Photographs by Chantal Regnault, Introduction by Tim Lawrence
AVAILABLE NOW

 

 

Our new deluxe 200 page deluxe 24x30cm flexibound book, Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York City 1989-92, features hundreds of stunning photographs fro...
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Dancehall - Book — The Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall Culture
AVAILABLE NOW

Beth Lesser's definitive study of the 1980s Jamaican Dancehall scene features hundreds of exclusive photographs and accompanying text that captures a vibrant, globally influential and yet rarely...
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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
Exclusive New Art+Sound/Sounds of the Universe 12"

Exclusive Tenderlonious EP on our very own Sounds Of The Universe imprint!

 

This is the new extremely limited 300 copies WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE to customers of Sounds Of The Universe/Soul Jazz Records 12" single - the latest in our unique and highly sought-after and collectible Art +Sound 12" set of releases.

 

Includes a download code, and 12 x 12" print by brazilian artist and photographer Brisa Chander.

 

Buy here

 

New on Soul Jazz Books
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OUT NOW!

 

Buy here 

More info here

 

EXCLUSIVE OFFER! First 200 books include a special numbered exclusive Steve Reid digital print + an exclusive free large poster + discounted price! You can only get these when u order 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.

New Punk 45! Vol. 3 out now!

 

Featuring The Electric Eels, 101ers, Death, Crime, Mirrors, Hammersmith Gorillas, Hector, Victoria Vein, Cabaret Voltaire, Zolar X, Count Bishops, Simply Saucers, George Brigman and loads more!

 

 

Buy now here.

 

 

Punk 45: Sick on You! One Way Spit!

After the Love & Before the Revolution:

Proto-Punk 1969-77 

 

OUT NOW!

 

Compiled and sleevenotes by Jon Savage

 

Read large new French article on our Punk 45 series in Chronicart magazine here

RECORD STORE DAY 2014!

Barrio block street party style! - it's the only way we know!

 

RSD 2014 
Soho, London 

Gipsy Rhumba!

Buy now here

 

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

 

 

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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A perfect match of function and form.

See all colours and sizes  here

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Deep Jazz on Impulse!/Universal Sound
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Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound proudly presents two classic deep jazz albums originally released on the great IMPULSE RECORDS in the early 70s. 

 

Pharoah Sanders - Elevation (1973)

Michael White - Spirit Dance (1972)

 

Both absolutely essential albums lovingly restored and remastered with original artwork and presented as limited edition hardcase card CD and expanded gatefold 180gm double album editions (possibly the loudest jazz records you have ever heard!) complete with Jap-style obi sleeves. ESSENTIAL!

 

Buy/listen to Pharoah Sanders Elevation (1973) here.

 

Buy/listen to Michael White Spirit Dance (1972) here.