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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

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

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.

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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Latest Singles
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...
More Info & Audio

Brief Encounter — Human/Total Satisfaction
AVAILABLE NOW

Stone-cold CLASSIC 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 £1...
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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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Tenderlonious — Caramel
AVAILABLE NOW

EXCLUSIVE

 

This is the new extremely limited 300 copies WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE to customers of Sounds Of The ...
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Soul Jazz Books
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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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 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

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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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
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.

RECORD STORE DAY 2014!

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

 

RSD 2014 
Soho, London 

Mirror To The Soul Documentary Film

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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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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

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

 

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 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

T-shirts

Oh yes, check out our T-shirts, perfect for both a night behind the decks, on the beach or simply 'at home'. See all Soul Jazz T-Shirts here

Soul Jazz Record Bag

In stock now groovy Soul Jazz Records 12" and 7" record bags!

A perfect match of function and form.

See all colours and sizes  here

Gift Vouchers!

Don't know what to get.... Buy them for your friends (or yourself!). 

Come in £10, £20, £30, £50 vouchers

 

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