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New Releases, Reissues Restocks | Friday 23rd February

There are loads of great releases this week. First up we finally have the long awaited Cleo Sol 'Gold' album on both LP and CD, a really nice new soul album but sadly likely to disappear fast, so grab your copy while you can. We have a very few more copies of Will Downing 'Soul Rising' LPs plus CDs. Brenda Lee Eager superb 'When I'm With You' is the rarest Mizell production and is available as a regular dinked or limited edition DJ Copy whilst stocks last. Jackie Ross 'A new beginning' from 1980 was overlooked at the time but...
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Album Of The Day | O’Donnel Levy – Simba

For today's album of the day feature we would like to present to you O'Donnel Levy's fantastic album Simba. Recorded in 1973 and released the following year on Groove Merchant, Simba features seven killer tunes brought to you by some of the very best musicians of the time. Levy himself was of course a heavily sought after player during this time,  touring with George Benson and Jimmy McGriff before signing to Sonny Lester's Groove Merchant label. His ability in full flow on this record, with slick melodic phrasing that is both exuberant and delicate in equal measure and complimented perfectly...
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40 Original 45s Part 4

Check out this latest batch of Original 45s from the collection that has recently arrived. There are a few rare 45s here and many in demand titles along with loads of classics including a mega Philly Soul selection. All records are in great condition most are Ex or Near Mint only a couple of VG+ with minor scuffs as individually graded apart from the super rare Aged In Harmony 45 which has a little nick on the intro/start but it plays perfectly after the first 10 seconds. All titles are one offs, so please order early to avoid disappointment. You can combine with...
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Japanese Soul and Funk CDs

Check the Soul, Funk and Jazz Japanese CDs that we have in stock. There are quite a few new titles including two from Jackie Ross that have just arrived, plus some deep dig finds in the back of the shop. Most of the titles are one off's and may not be available again, so please order early to avoid disappointment.. Happy Diggin, Laurence
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Albums Of The Day | Lee Morgan and Joe Henderson

                  We have had two absolutely fantastic Blue Note albums in recently the latest instalment of their Classic Album Series. Lee Morgan recorded ‘Search For The New Land’ just two months after the classic ‘Sidewinder’ session. The unexpected crossover success of ‘The Sidewinder’ which carried on throughout 1964 and into 1965 led to the delay in the release of ‘Search For The New Land’ and the recording of ‘The Rumproller’ as follow-up. An understandable decision by Blue Note to cash in on this success, meant that this sextet session has remained something...
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New Releases, Reissues and Restocks | Friday 16th February

Bella Brown & Jealous Lovers 'Soul Clap' is a good new retro Soul and Funk album which will appeal to those who enjoy the albums on Daptone and Colemine. The Bamboos excellent album 'This is How you do it' is now out on vinyl and back in stock on CD. There are two great new 45s on Expansion from Collins & Collins and Ozone available as either regular dinked or limited edition full centre DJ copies. There are two brilliant additions to the Blue Note classic series analogue masters from Lee Morgan and Joe Henderson. Miles Davis' classic soundtrack to...
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Singles Of The Day | Collins & Collins and Ozone

                Two fantastic 45s straight in from our good friends at Expansion Records, both available as DJ or dinked copies. The Collins & Collins version of “Top Of The Stairs” is a timeless modern soul classic. The song is composed by Ashford & Simpson, who originally recorded it, but even they switched to the arrangement on the Collins & Collins version when performing it live. On the B side is an  exceptionally rare/in demand/expensive version of Gamble & Huff’s “You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good” first recorded by Harold Melvin...
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50 Original Soul, Funk, Jazz-Funk and Disco 12″s

Check out this batch of 50 Original Soul, Funk, Jazz-Funk and Disco 12"s from the new collection that has recently arrived. There are some hard to find titles here, along with many classics. The vast majority are priced between £10 to £15.  All are in good condition, many are hardly played in near mint or excellent condition, some have superficial scuffs NAP graded VG+ and almost all are in the original printed disco bags or sleeves, all as individually graded and noted. All titles are one off's, so please order early to avoid disappointment. You can combine with other recently...
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New Collection Part 4 | 40 Original Vinyl Jazz-Funk LPs

Check out this great batch of Original Vinyl Jazz-Funk LPs from a couple of collections that have just arrived. There are quite a few hard to find albums here plus many classics. Most of the records are in great condition in Excellent or Near Mint, only a couple have surface marks VG+ as individually graded, most covers have average wear for their age. A few are still in shrink wrap as indicated. All titles are one-offs, so please order early to avoid disappointment. You can combine with other recently listed Original Vinyl LPs here, here and here to optimise postage costs....
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Album Of The Day | Leroy Huston – Hutson

With Valentines Day round the corner we wanted to draw your attention to an album that could not be more perfect for this time of year. Of all his albums ‘Hutson’ subsequently known as ‘Hutson 1’ is widely considered as his greatest, and is in fact regarded by many people as one of the best soul albums of all time (myself included). The full production with string and horn sections make a perfect complement to the songs and his seductive voice. Every track on the album is worthy of note, but especially ‘Lucky Fellow’ and ‘All Because of You’ which...