Books and DVDs


Inner City Beat!

Out now - buy/listen here.


New on Soul Jazz Records



Detective Themes, Spy Music and Imaginary Thrillers.


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


Out now - buy/listen/info 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


London W1F 0DA




Barrio Street party style!


RSD 2014 
Soho, London 

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

Soul Jazz Records new release Inner City Beat! Detective Themes, Spy Music and Imaginary Thrillers  ...
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Gipsy Rhumba — The Original Rhythm of Gipsy Rhumba in Spain 1965 - 1974

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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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

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

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.


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Mirror To The Soul — Music, Culture and Identity In The Caribbean 1920 - 72

‘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
Punk 45: The Singles Cover Art of Punk 1976-80 — Edited by Jon Savage and Stuart Baker

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



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

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

“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

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
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



The Guardian newspaper: Here

El Pais, Spain large newspaper feature (in Spanish): Here



Studio One Rocksteady

Featuring The Heptones, John Holt, Alton Ellis, Dennis Brown, Marcia Griffiths, Ken Boothe & more!


Buy now here!           


CD/2LP (+download voucher)/Digital        


"A Superb choice of songs, an essential selection" David Rodigan


Read Pitchfork review here.



PUNK 45! There Is No Such Thing As Society

Buy now here  2xLP/Worldwide Digital/Deluxe CD


Vol. 2:

British Underground Punk and Post-Punk 1977-81


This new Punk 45 album features a collection of seminal, classic, obscure and rare punk and post-punk singles from the likes of The Art Attacks, The Mekons, TV Personalities, Swell Maps, and many more – charting the rise of independent music and Do It Yourself culture that exploded in Britain in the wake of punk.


Audio/more info  here 




"Famous punk bands such as The Sex Pistols and The Clash grabbed headlines as they captured the spirit of discontent in mid-Seventies Britain. Meanwhile they inspired thousands of teenagers to learn the very rudiments of music, shout about one thing or another and, if they got their act together, record a single or two before disintegrating. Punk 45: There Is No Such Thing As Society proves what diamonds in the rough those singles so often were."  



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.


Studio One Very Limited 12"s x 5

Hot off the press!


Long out of print 5 classic Studio One 12"s re-pressed loud!

See them all here

Strictly limited to 200 copies worldwide.

All cut by Jason at Transition.

180-gm premium vinyl bombs!

Only available here now! Be quick!


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





“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:


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A perfect match of function and form.

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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.