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New Releases, Reissues and Restocks | Friday 14th June

There are some great new releases, reissues and restocks this week. Bluey's Jazzier group Citrus Sun release their excellent fifth album 'Anaconga' on CD , the LP due in two weeks. Don Glori has a fantastic second album 'Don't Forget To Have Fun' excellent new funky jazz. Sugaray Rayford has a new southern soul/blues album and Mr Bongo reissue Junior Parker 'Love Ain't Nothing But A Business Goin On' from the Groove Merchant vaults including the rare groove 'Taxman'. There is also a 180gm analogue Acoustic Sounds LP version of Billie Holiday Body And Soul. Plenty of restocks of great...
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Album Of The Day | Citrus Sun – Anaconga

Citrus Sun is Bluey's Jazzier group and 'Anaconga' their fifth album is a mixture of covers and original material featuring some great musicians as you would expect. The album has a real feel good vibe throughout. 'Mister Mellow' is a nice laid back cover of a Maynard Ferguson track featuring Kevin Robinson on trumpet. Erykah Badu's 'Honey' is given a jazzier groove and features Natalie Duncan on vocals. Ronnie Foster's much sampled mid tempo jazz funk groove 'Mystic Brew' is given a slightly lusher treatment ft Graham Harvey on keyboards, then the tempo rises midway as Charlie Allen on guitar...
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Album Of The Day | Don Glori – Don’t Forget To Have Fun

Multi instrumentalist Don Glori (Gordon Li) hails from Melbourne Australia but is now based in London. His second album 'Don't Forget To Have Fun' released on the Deep Matter label is a great follow up to his excellent debut 'Welcome' and recorded with some of Melbourne's finest Jazz musicians. Don plays keyboards, piano, basses and percussion. 'Emerald' is a lovely 9 minute multi paced track that starts out slow and moody then builds into a Jazz Funk groove then changes pace again. It features some nice sax playing from Lachlan Thompson and tight horn riffs over Glori's keys and a...
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Fathers Day | Classic Album Gift Ideas

This Sunday 16th June is Fathers Day. What better and long lasting gift to give or receive on Fathers Day than a classic album on vinyl. Here is a great selection of classic albums by music genre to choose from. Orders placed by 3pm Friday 14th will be shipped by royal mail tracked 24 service to arrive by Saturday, or visit our shop to browse these and 1000's more open Mon-Sat 11-6. Check out many of the classic albums below for some inspiration. Happy Diggin, Laurence [feature name...
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Album Of The Day | Sy Smith – Until We Meet Again

Sy Smith has been making her own style of independent Soul since 1999, having been featured on our Organic Soul vol 3 comp over 20 years ago. Her 6th album 'Until We Meet Again' is possibly her best to date, and certainly one of the best Soul albums you are likely to hear in 2024. It contains 10 well crafted songs, highlighting her lovely unique voice. One of the standouts is her self produced mid tempo song 'Why Do You Keep Calling Me' which brings back memories of Minnie Riperton or Deniece Williams from the 70s. 'Photograph' is another lovely...
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New Releases, Reissues and Restocks | Friday 7th June

There are some really good new albums, reissues and restocks this week. Zan is one of the best retro 80's boogie style new soul albums for sometime really strong throughout, available as a limited edition LP on BDQ records. On the same label Chris Bangs produced Nova Vida 'Ritmo Davida' has some nice latin-esq grooves including the singles 'My Only' and 'Empty Faces'. Luther's 1977 album 'This Close To You' gets a very long overdue reissue on LP and first time CD release. The Soul Searchers excellent 'Salt Of The Earth' album gets a coke clear vinyl reissue. There are a...
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Album Of The Day | Luther Vandross – This Close To You

‘This Close To You’ was the second album that Luther released on the Cotillion label dating from 1977. As you would expect from the time the arrangement by Paul Riser and the production are lush with strings and many great musicians but the highlight is of course Luther’s voice which even this early in his career is highly distinctive. The highlight is the modern soul dancer ‘Don’t Wanna Be A Fool’ a wonderful slice of upper mid tempo 70s Soul. ‘Follow My Love’ is a nice mid tempo floater, and ‘Come Back To Love’ and ‘Don't Take The Time’ are...
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Album Of The Day | Zan – Zan

Zan is a brand new 80's style boogie album from Australian singer Zan Abeyratne and husband, and Mother Earth bassist, Neil Corcoran. This record could easily have been recorded in 1983, it has such an authentic feel. It consists of eight new tracks, mainly uptempo groovers. 'Follow My Heart' is a great soulful boogie dancer. 'Free (Boogie mix) ' is a bass heavy driving dancer. 'No Secret' is a bouncy floorfiller and 'Nightfall' is another highlight, but this album is good throughout. Don't miss out on this limited edition vinyl album.
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40 Original Vinyl LPs – Jazz and Jazz-Funk

Check out this great batch of 40 Original Vinyl Jazz and Jazz-Funk LPs. There are many in demand, hard to find albums here. Most of the records are in hardly-played, near mint or excellent condition, a couple are still sealed (except a couple of the very early pressings which have minor scuffs), all as individually graded and detailed. All records are one off's so please order early to avoid disappointment. You can combine with recently arrived Original Rare Soul LPs here to optimise postage costs. Records can be ordered online, over the phone on 020 8875 1018 or collected from...
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New Releases, Reissues and Restocks | Friday 31st May

There are some great new 45s this week. Kelly Finnigan has a superb new single 'Leave You Alone' on Colemine available in either black or pink marbled vinyl. D.C Lee's version of 'Be There in The Morning' is really good and there are two full length classic jazz dance tracks  7" singles from BGP from Patrice Rushen and Charles Earland which play at 33 1/3 with a new printed sleeve, they look and sound great. Kent has produced a very limited edition 7 x 7" box set featuring singles from the rarest soul label Shrine. Mo Kolours has a very...