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Anthony Hamilton – Love Is The New Black | Album Of The Day

Anthony Hamilton returns with his first album in a few years with a strong album 'Love Is The new Black'.  We have missed his rich tones, he has undoubtedly one of the best contemporary male soul voices. 'Love Is The New Black' ft Regina McKoy on background vocals  and 'Threw It All Away' (which samples Tom Brock's 'I Love You More and More') are both slinky semi funky mid tempo tracks, steeped in early to mid 70's Soul.  'Real Love' ft James Poyser on keyboards gives a nod to De La Soul and Ahmad Jamal whilst the ballad 'White Hennessy' samples...
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Focus on 45s – Autumn 2021

Check out this list of great reissue 45's that we currently have in stock.  Many of these are now out of print and a few are warehouse finds of titles that we didn't know we still had. There are some great Modern, Northern and Rare Groove tracks included,  many are in limited supply. You can optimize postage costs by combining the previous focus on 45's list and recent Original 45's. Records can be ordered on-line, over the phone on 020 8875 1018 or collected from our store in Putney open 11-6 Mon-Sat. Check out our previous Focus on 45's feature HERE Check out a...
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New Releases and Pre Orders | Friday, 24th

One of the finest contemporary Soul male vocalists Anthony Hamilton returns with his first album in a few years, we have missed his rich tones. Trumpeter  Theo Croker has a new album, which like the Hamilton set, reflects on our music's great history. Web Web & Max Here have a very nice contemporary spiritual Jazz album and Al Green's hits are given an orchestral backing. Kent have a superb new compilation 'Can I Be A Witness'  featuring many previously unreleased and rare tracks from the Stax vaults. There are two new Audiophile quality Blue Note reissues from Herbie Hancock and Eric Dolphy in...
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Herbie Hancock – Maiden Voyage (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series) | Album Of The Day | Thursday, 23rd September 2021

The opening phrase of ‘Maiden Voyage’ is as an evocative piece that Jazz has ever produced. It reflects the ebbing of tides and the gradual launch of a vessel. By the time ‘Maiden Voyage’ was recorded, Herbie Hancock had acquired an impressionistic quality to his writing, so much so that you can visualise the pictures he is painting with his music. Freddie Hubbard’s Coltrane inspired solo sets the scene on ‘Maiden Voyage’, which Hancock builds on eloquently. This is genius at work. Alongside the album’s closing track the sublime ‘Dolphin’s Dance’ ‘Maiden Voyage’ provided Jazz with two of its finest...
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James Brown – There It Is | Album Of The Day

James Brown recorded this great album 'There It Is' in 1972. It is one of his best albums, including the long versions of the funky 'There it Is'  , 'I'm A Greedy Man'  and the best version of the incredible 'Talkin' Loud Sayin' Nothing'  clocking in at nearly 8 minutes plus his version of Bobby Byrd's 'I Need Help ( I Can't Do it alone)'. In addition there are the message songs ; the incredible 'King Heroin' plus 'Public Enemy No1'. Superb album. Buy the CD HERE Check out the tracks below James Brown - There It Is (Parts One...
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Lady Blackbird – Black Acid Soul | Album Of The Day

Lady Blackbird finally releases her debut album 'Black Acid Soul', albeit on limited edition Lp and Cd for the moment. . Her distinctive voice is steeped in the history of Jazz and Soul, with hints of her influences: Billie Holiday, Tina Turner, Amy Winehouse and Chaka Khan. The album was recorded in Studio B (Princes room) at Sunset Sound .L.A., and is produced by Chris Seefried mastered by Bernie Grundman. The eleven mainly down tempo tracks include the Jazz standard 'Blackbird', and Voices of East Harlem/Hypnotics 'Beware The Stranger', culminating with the dramatic evocative string laden choral 'Black Acid Soul'....
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New Releases and Back In Stock Rarities

Lady Blackbird's long awaited debut album 'Black Acid Soul' is finally here in limited quantities, grab this while you can.  Vincent Ingala keeps the Smooth Jazz flame alive and there is a good Sweet inspirations 3cd Atlantic recordings set. James Brown's second best album (after The Payback) 'There It Is' gets a welcome CD release, and there is a good Belgium Jazz retrospective 'Utopic Cities'. Two of The Isley Brothers early 70's T neck albums get a limited edition coloured vinyl release '3+3' and 'Givin it Back' .There are four albums on the superb Mad about records label his week,...
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Original Collectors Soul Albums

Check out this great selection of Original Vinyl Soul LPs from the large collection that we have been processing. There are some great albums here, many Philly classics, Harmony groups plus one of our favourite singers Johnnie Taylor and more. Many of the albums are in hardly played near mint condition as individually graded. Most records are one off's , so please order early to avoid disappointment. Records can be ordered on-line, over the phone on 020 8875 1018 or collected from our store in Putney Open Mon-Sat 11-6
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Thomas Motter – Time | Album Of The Day

German Keyboardist and producer Thomas Motter returns with another strong album, a mixture of Soul and Jazz, and as always featuring some great singers. Le Nora Jaye's powerful soulful voice fronts the funky strutting 'Closer', which has some nice horn riffs. Karl Frierson sings on the equally funky up-tempo soul 'Eternity' , and Princess Freesia fronts the bright upper mid tempo 'In Time'.  Ty Causey smooth soulful tones graces the down tempo 'New Morning'. Menoosha Susung sings and speaks on the melodic funky jazz tinged 'Time' , Vanessa Holmes and Shawn Faye Stevenson combine for the excellent mid tempo 'Nite Shift' and Fatma...
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Carmichael Music Lover – Slow Motion | Album Of The Day

The prolific Carmichael Musiclover returns with his 11th independently produced album 'Slow Motion'. 'You Know Better' is an uptempo stepper that will work on the contemporary modern soul scene. 'You Only Live Once' is a mid tempo beat ballad, and 'Celebrate Life' an 80s style boogie dancer. 'Slow Motion' and 'Happy' have slow jam grooves, whilst most of the other tracks are down tempo ballads illustrating Carmichael's soulful voice. Buy the CD HERE Check out the album tracks below Carmichael Music Lover - Speak To Your Obstacles Carmichael Music Lover - Keep Going Carmichael Music Lover - Time For The Sunshine Carmichael...