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

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

 

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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

 

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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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Rastafari - The Dreads Enter Babylon

 

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Soul Jazz Records new album Rastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 charts the many links between reggae music and the Rastafarian religion.

 

Spanning nearly 30 years of revolutionary music and featuring the music of Count Ossie, Johnny Clarke, The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, Ras Michael and The Sons of Negus, Bongo Herman, Roy Ashanti (The Congos), Earth & Stone, Mutabaruka and many more, this is an in-depth look at some of the most unique and righteous music ever made and comes complete with a 40+ page outsize booklet, containing exclusive photography and extensive historical and contextual sleevenotes.

 

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Soul Jazz Records' Sound+Image Film Season @Regent Street Cinema, London, wednesdays in August
Black Orpheus FILM — WED AUG 5th, 6.30pm @ Regent Street Cinema
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Babylon FILM — WED AUG 5th, 8.30pm @ Regent Street Cinema
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Soul Jazz Records presents Sound + Image: Music in Film

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Nothing But A Man FILM — WED AUG 12th, 6.30pm @ Regent Street Cinema
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Black Power Mix Tape 1967-1975 FILM — WED AUG 12th, 8.25pm @ Regent Street Cinema
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Shadows FILM — WED AUG 19th, 6.30pm @ Regent Street Cinema
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Soul Jazz Records presents Sound + Image: Music...
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Sympathy For The Devil FILM — WED AUG 19th, 8.40pm @ Regent Street Cinema
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Latest Albums
Rastafari — The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955 - 1983
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Soul Jazz Records new album Rastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 charts the many links between reggae music and the Rastafarian religion.

 

Spanning ...
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Disco 2 — A Further Fine Selection of Independent Disco, Modern Soul and Boogie 1976-80
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This is a second selection of independent disco records featuring rare and classic tracks originally released in the USA between the halcyon years of 1977 and 1985.

 

This r...
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Sounds Of The Universe — Art + Sound 2012-15
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"Soul Jazz Records set Sounds of the Universe: Art + Sound 2012-15 features some of the heaviest Afrofuturistic producers out there:"  PITCHFORK

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Nu Yorica! Culture Clash in New York City — Experiments in Latin Music 1970-77
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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
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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)
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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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Disco — A Fine Selection of Independent Disco, Modern Soul and Boogie 1978-82
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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
Johnny Adams — Feel The Beat, Feel The Heat
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NEW ORLEANS  funky boogie soul disco bomb 45!

 

Latest Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe SOUL 7-inch series - after the now sold out Brief Encounter 'Human'...
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Ras G / BARKA — Deep Space Nine / Gloom Steez / Taste This
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As a prelude to our massive new double album (2CD, Two volumes of 2xLP) Sounds of The Universe: Art + Sound 2012-2015

released next week on Soul Jazz Record...
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Marilyn Barbarin and The Soul Finders — Reborn
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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
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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)
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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 cha...
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Soul Jazz Books
90 Degrees of Shade — Over 100 Years of Photography in the Caribbean
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Sound + Image film season

STARTS NEXT WEEK! Soul Jazz Records are at the new Regent Street Cinema, London wednesdays throughout August 2015!

 

BLACK ORPHEUS -  August 5th

BABYLON - August 5th

NOTHING BUT A MAN - August 12th

BLACK POWER MIX TAPE - August 12th

SHADOWS - August 19th

SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL - August 19th

 

Soul Jazz Records curates this season of music-related films – from Motown and Civil Rights Jazz to Reggae, Brazilian  Bossa Nova, Jean-Luc Godard's groundbreaking Rolling Stones documentary and more. All of these films rely heavily on the relationship between music, film, politics and society. More importantly - they're all wicked!

 

Soul Jazz Records' founder Stuart Baker will introduce each of the films and Soul Jazz Records’ Soundsystem DJ’s  in the bar before and after each screening!

 

More info/book tickets now HERE

 

The new Regent Street Cinema is 2 minutes from Oxford Circus tube. See details here

 

 

Iron in the Soul

Read Leah Gordon talking about her new Haiti DVD Iron In The Soul out now on Soul Jazz Records to Jocks and Nerds here

Disco 2 out now!

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Iron In The Soul DVD - The Haiti Documentary Films of Leah Gordon

Buy DVD now here on Soul Jazz Films/Records!

 

This is a fantastic new DVD collection of Leah Gordon's stunning Haiti documentaries filmed over a 15 year period including the feature'length film A Pig's Tale.

 

Check out trailor for one of the films, Bound pa Bounda, here:  Sun Ra meets Voodoo rhythms in drag - killer!!

 

'Downbeat Special' Studio One Collectors 7" Box Set

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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.

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

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PUNK 45: Burn, Rubber City Burn!

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

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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:

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Disco 2

Save yourself $2,590 dollars and get 18 more killer tracks at the same time!

 

Our new album Disco 2 is out now with all-killer tracks!

 

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KILLER EXCLUSIVE NEW FUNKY SOUL 45!!!

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NEW ORLEANS  funky boogie soul disco bomb 45!

 

Latest Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe SOUL 7-inch series - after the now sold out Brief Encounter 'Human' 45.

 

A massive slice of New Orleans genius - arranged by Wardell Quezergue, produced by Senator Jones, originally released locally in New Orleans in 1979.

 

It's a bomb! Exact replica reproduction, wicked sound, killer funkys soul boogie 7" 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 our EXCLUSIVE unique 45s here

New! Sounds of the Universe - Art + Sound 2012-15

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"It's doubtful you'll hear a better compilation of contemporary electronic sounds this year." QUIETUS

 

"Soul Jazz Records set Sounds of the Universe: Art + Sound 2012-15 features some of the heaviest Afrofuturistic producers out there:"  PITCHFORK

 

Our new Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe album is now available to buy!

NEW Ras G Exclusive Collectors Vinyl Etched 12" V. LTD. 300 COPIES

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As a prelude to our massive new double album (2CD, Two volumes of 2xLP) Sounds of The Universe: Art + Sound 2012-2015 

 released next week on Sounds of the Universe/Soul Jazz Records

 

We bring you this WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE VINYL ETCHED RAS G 12" EP to customers of Sounds Of The Universe/Soul Jazz Records. You can only buy this direct from us here at Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe.

 

These three tracks will be appearing on the 2CD but NOT on the LPs - this is your only chance to buy these tracks on vinyl!  This single is the new extremely limited 300 copies 180-gm vinyl the tenth in our unique and highly sought-after and collectible Art +Sound 12" set of releases.

 

INSTANT COLLECTORS ITEMS - these sell out fast!

ALL PREVIOUS Art + Sound 12"S ARE SOLD OUT & DELETED!

 

You can also pre-order the massive forthcoming Sounds of the Universe album now here

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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