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Soul Jazz Records Bestsellers

Not sure where to start? Here is a list of our top ten best-selling Soul Jazz Records albums - all of which are, of course, wicked!

 

1. Disco

2. Tropicalia - A Brazilian Revolution in Sound

3. Studio One Rockers

4. Delta Swamp Rock

5. Deutsche Electronische Muzik

6. Bossa Nova

7. Black Fire! New Spirits!

8. Jackie Mittoo

9. New Orleans Funk

10. Punk 45

 

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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:

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Nu Yorica! 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition Out Now on Soul Jazz Records!

 

NU YORICA! Culture Clash in New York City.

Experiments in Latin Music 1970-77

20th Anniversary Expanded Edition out now on Soul Jazz Records on double CD, two seperate volumes of double vinyl (+ download code) and worldwide digital album!

 

" Soul Jazz Records was among the first systematic, thoughtful explorers of a musical past. It's clear that Nu Yorica is still one of the best collections that has ever been put together.

It remains now, as it was then, an electrifying glimpse into a pulsing, sonically radical musical world, one that had never been presented in such coherent overview, and has not been since.

Expertly conceived and selected this collection is tightly focussed on the explosively original and fiercely funky musical intersection that was 1970s Afro-Latin New York.

Everything that sounded fresh 20 years ago still sounds that way." The Wire May 2015

 

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Latest Albums
Nu Yorica! Culture Clash in New York City — Experiments in Latin Music 1970-77
AVAILABLE NOW

This is the 20th anniversary 2015 expanded edition of one of Soul Jazz Records earliest definitive releases: ‘Nu Yorica : Culture Clash In New York City – Experiments in L...
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Downbeat Special — Studio One Collectors 7" Box Set
AVAILABLE NOW

 

Studio One Downbeat Special Box Set:

Limited edition - order now!

 

Ten stone-cold classic, killer tracks from Studio One, brought to...
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Florian Fricke / Popol Vuh — Kailash: Pilgrimage to the Throne of the Gods (Double album + DVD)
AVAILABLE NOW

Popol Vuh - Kailash: Pilgrimage to the Throne of the Gods

 

Super-deluxe collectors very limited edition Popol Vuh box set vinyl + DVD...
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Lloyd McNeill and Marshall Hawkins — Tanner Suite
AVAILABLE NOW

Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound are releasing here the third album from deep jazz flautist and composer Lloyd McNeill (alongside the earlier ‘Asha’ and ‘Washington Suite&rsqu...
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Studio One Jump Up — The Birth Of A Sound : Jump Up Jamaican R & B, Jazz and Early Ska
AVAILABLE NOW

New Studio One release featuring loads of killer tunes. Includes booklet text and lots of nice pix!

 

In the early releases featured here you will find the roots of Studio O...
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PUNK 45: Burn Rubber City Burn! — Akron, Ohio : Punk And The Decline Of The Mid West 1975 - 80
AVAILABLE NOW

Soul Jazz Records' new 'Punk 45' album Burn, Rubber City Burn charts the rise of the music scene in the mid-west city of Akron, Ohio at a time when the city and the rubber industry it was associ...
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PUNK 45: Extermination Nights In The Sixth City — Cleveland, Ohio : Punk And the Decline Of The Mid West 1975 - 82
AVAILABLE NOW

Soul Jazz Records' new 'Punk 45' album charts the rise of underground punk in the mid-west city of Cleveland, Ohio, which for many people is the true birthplace of punk music in the mid-1970s.More Info & Audio

Disco — A Fine Selection of Independent Disco, Modern Soul and Boogie 1978-82
AVAILABLE NOW

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

 

This album is released to coincide with the massive new 360-page deluxe hardback bo...
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Latest Singles
Marilyn Barbarin and The Soul Finders — Reborn
AVAILABLE NOW

Last seen on Popsike in 2014 where it sold for $462!

 

EXCLUSIVE 45

 

Unbelieveably heavyweight New Orleans funk monster!


Produced by the ...
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Chuck Carbo & The Soul Finders — Can I Be Your Squeeze / Take Care Your Homework Friend
AVAILABLE NOW

MASSIVE double-sider funk bomb produced by Eddie Bo! 

 

This is the latest EXCLUSIVE release of rare and killer New Orleans Funk 45s - one of the heaviest you will ever...
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Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indian Band — Handa Wanda (Pts. 1 & 2)
AVAILABLE NOW


This is the first ever single from The Wild Magnolias - a massive, massive slice of super-percussive New Orleans second line funk meets Mardi Gras Indian cha...
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Salt — Hung Up
AVAILABLE NOW

FACT mag. no. 6 BEST FUNK RECORD EVER MADE! 

 

Soul Jazz Records' latest EXC...
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Professor Longhair — Big Chief (Pts. 1 & 2)
AVAILABLE NOW

New on Soul Jazz Records - the all time party classic KILLER New Orleans Funk 45 - Professor Longhair's massive Big Chief.

 

Exact-replica bespoke New Orleans funk 45 BOMB.<...
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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
AVAILABLE NOW

LAST COPIES ....

 

Stone-cold CLASSIC two-step funky soul bomb!

 

Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe launches its SOUL 7-inch series in fine style...
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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
90 Degrees of Shade — Over 100 Years of Photography in the Caribbean
AVAILABLE NOW

Fantastic new deluxe large format hardback 12" x 12" book from Soul Jazz Books featuring 100 years of photography in the Caribbean.

 

 

From Calypso to ...
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Disco: An Encyclopedic guide to the cover art of disco — Presented by Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt
AVAILABLE NOW

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

 

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

P...
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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

Latest News / Forthcoming Releases
'Downbeat Special' Studio One Collectors 7" Box Set

Buy/info/tracklisting now here.

 

Studio One Downbeat Special Box Set:

Ten stone-cold classic, killer tracks from Studio One, brought together here on this one-off pressing limited-edition box set containing five mighty seven-inch singles. These are some of the heaviest, most in-demand legendary  tunes ever to be recorded from the likes of Willie Williams, The Skatalites, Dawn Penn, Jackie Mittoo, Bob Marley & The Wailers and more, all fully-remastered and presented here in this deluxe package.

Record Store Day Street Party 2015

This is the view outside Sounds of the Universe/Soul Jazz in Soho on Record Store Day this year!

 

Thanks to everyone who came and hope you enjoyed the party!

 

Lloyd McNeill - Tanner Suite
Lloyd McNeill - Tanner Suite (Universal Sond)

Originally released in 1969 as a private individually numbered pressing of 1000 copies on McNeill’s own Asha Record company and has never been issued since.

 

Soul Jazz Records new pressing of this album is also limited to 1000 copies each on vinyl and CD.

 

Both editions come in heavyweight exact-replica hard tip-on USA card sleeve original artwork.

 

 

 

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Two new PUNK 45 albums out now on Soul Jazz Records!

Two killer new PUNK 45 albums out now!

 

Read PITCHFORK piece on the albums here.

Read Quietus feature here

 

PUNK 45: Extermination Nights in the Sixth City

Cleveland, Ohio: Punk and the Decline of the Mid-West 1975-82

Buy/info/audio here

 

PUNK 45: Burn, Rubber City Burn!

Akron, Ohio: Punk and the Decline of the Mid-West 1975-82

Buy/info/audio here

 

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

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

 

Buy HERE 

 

Foreword by Tom Moulton and Nicky Siano.

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.

 

See Independent newspaper four-page feature/gallery here.

 

You can also now buy  the album released to coincide with this book:

Buy album here.

 

 

Disco album out now!

Buy/listen here!

 

Check out disco sampler mix here now!

90 Degrees of Shade - New Deluxe Book
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Buy/info  here.

 

Foreward by Paul Gilroy

 

Fantastic new deluxe large format hardback 12" x 12" book from Soul Jazz Books featuring over 100 years of photography in the Caribbean.

 

This book features absolutely stunning photographs! - From Calypso to Vodou, Communism to Reggae, Colonialism and the Slave Trade, Rum and Revolution, Industry and Tourism.

100% ESSENTIAL!

 

Buy book here

 

See Guardian newspaper cover story/4-page feature/gallery here


 

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Six Studio One Vinyl Re-presses in stock now!

Six long out of print Studio One/Soul Jazz albums back in print!

Now with free download code.

 

Back in print vinyl titles are:

 

Studio One Discomix

Studio One Rub A Dub

Studio One Rude Boy

Studio One Dub 2

Studio One Sound

Studio One Story (now as stand alone album)

New Orleans Funk EXCLUSIVE 45!

Buy/listen now here.

 

Last seen on Popsike in 2014 where it sold for $462!

 

EXCLUSIVE 45

 

Unbelieveably heavyweight New Orleans funk monster!


Produced by the imcomparible Eddie Bo and originally released in 1970 on Eddie's own Bo Sound.

 

It's a bomb! Exact replica reproduction, wicked sound, killer funk 7" 45 on Soul Jazz Records!

 

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 to all our exclusive funk and soul 45s here

Popol Vuh - Kailash: Pilgrimage to the Throne of the Gods

Popol Vuh - Kailash: Pilgrimage to the Throne of the Gods

 

Buy/info/audio here now!

 

Super-deluxe collectors very limited edition Popol Vuh box set vinyl + DVD and 2CD + DVD new on Soul Jazz Records.


"A Loving tribute ... a comprehensive package" Pitchfork

 

Read full Pitchfork feature review here.

 

 

EXCLUSIVE New Orleans Funk 45 - Chuck Carbo & The Soul Finders

Buy/listen here

 

MASSIVE double-sider funk bomb produced by Eddie Bo! 

 

This is the latest EXCLUSIVE release of rare and killer New Orleans Funk 45s - one of the heaviest you will ever find!

 

Boom tunes!

 

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!

 

See all the EXCLUSIVE 45s titles only available here!

 

EXCLUSIVE New Orleans Funk 45 - The Wild Magnolias

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This is the first ever single from The Wild Magnolias - a massive, massive slice of super-percussive New Orleans second line funk meets Mardi Gras Indian chants and rhymes.

 

Two killer tunes on this amazing exact replica EXCLUSIVE V.LTD. 45

 

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!

 

See all the EXCLUSIVE 45s titles only available here!

 

NEW Studio One Jump-Up: The Birth Of A Sound

Out now!

 

Buy here

Info/audio here

 

Featuring The Skatalites, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Derrick Morgan, Lord Creator, The Maytals,

Lester Sterling, Clue J and The Blues Blasters, Count Ossie, Lascelles Perkins and more!

 

Excellent New Studio One release featuring loads of killer early tunes.

Includes booklet text and lots of nice pix!

 

 

 

 

 

EXCLUSIVE New Orleans Funk £1500 Single SALT - HUNG UP

Buy/listen here.

 

FACT mag. no. 6 BEST FUNK RECORD EVER MADE! 

Soul Jazz Records' latest EXCLUSIVE New Orleans Funk bomb: SALT - HUNG UP

 

Last original copy sold on EBAY for £1450.

Has not turned up in the last 8 years!

And for those of you who have never heard the B-side - it's also a killer SUPER HEAVY FUNK/PSYCH WORKOUT.

 

Two killer tunes on this amazing exact replica EXCLUSIVE V.LTD. 45

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!

 

See all the EXCLUSIVE 45s titles here!

 

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