This Saturday 10 August 2013 at Showroom Station, Sheffield
Mirror To The Soul film screening + Q&A with Stuart Baker
Followed by Soul Jazz Records DJs
On 22nd June 1948 the MV Empire Windrush arrived on the shores of the UK, containing 493 West Indian passengers. The following half a century's assimilation of Caribbean culture into the UK created of the most exciting music of its time: Dubstep, Jungle. This event will look at the relationship between the Caribbean and the UK, particularly documenting the specific culture that would go on to create the aforementioned Dance Music genres, a reminded of the connection dance music culture has to the history and identity of the environment it occupies.
Featuring a film screening of Soul Jazz Records' Mirror to the Soul a patchwork montage of historic Pathé footage and music from Caribbean culture during the aforementioned migrant transition. This will be followed by a Q&A and DJ set reception with director and Soul Jazz founder Stuart Baker.
Info on/tickets for this event here
Kassem Mosse and The Workshop crew broadcasting live from our sister Sounds of the Universe Record Store this Saturday 20 July 2013 at 7 pm.
Broadcast live for Boilerroom.TV
19.00 - 21.00 (GMT)
Soul Jazz Records will be selling loads of groovy Soul Jazz Records stuff at the Independent Record Fair this Saturday 13 July 2013 at Spitalfields, Old Street, London.
Come and say hello, buy some groovy Soul Jazz stuff for yourself - special prices, records, books, posters and more
Open 11 am - 5 pm.
Now available for the first time ever on CD for this classic private-press deep spiritual Jazz album originally released in Detroit, USA 1976.
CD comes as bespoke Jap-style hard-cased deluxe CD exact-reproduction artwork with Obi-strip.
Buy/listen CD here
Also available as:
Superb collectors edition very limited deluxe (1000 copies worldwide ) VINYL release on Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound. This album is cut as an EXPANDED DOUBLE ALBUM at 45RPM and is extremely loud! Pressed on bespoke 180gsm remastered audiophile vinyl, comes with japanese-style obi strip and thick card sleeve.
Buy vinyl/more info now here
This extemely rare Detroit Jazz Composers Ltd's album was originally released locally in Detroit in 1976, and has been digitally remastered.
VINYL AVAILABLE NOW:
Superb collectors edition 180-gm fully remastered audiophile vinyl release available right now here
NOW ON CD!:
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
“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
Out now and CD and 2LP.
Also EXCLUSIVE Digital Download on this site only here.
Featuring Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, and more.
Buy/more info here
Reviews of Country Soul Sisters 1:
“This superbly presented collection of songs by female pioneers in country music is a celebration of feminism.” The Times
“Illuminating. Prior to any collective theoretical consensus of feminism these women were already doing it on their own terms.” The Guardian
“A superb compendium of honky-tonk women” Q
“An unsurprisingly excellent emission from the imperious Soul Jazz stable.” Clash
This record is ONLY available direct from Sounds of the Universe record store and Soul Jazz Record/Sounds of the Universe websites. (more)