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New releases and pre-orders 5th March 2021

Nicola Conte returns with another interesting album covering a variety of musical styles. Veteran Drummer Joe Chambers releases a new album on Blue Note, and Madlib returns with a Jazzy oriented album. There are also new albums from Robin Thicke, Phil Dawson qt and Eddie Cachon. There are some great reissues this week from Asha Puthli, Henry Franklin and Gene Russell on Black Jazz, Sivuca, Bubba Thomas, Strut, and four very limited edition high quality mastered Chet Baker albums amongst others. PRE-ORDER Pre-order for next week for really good albums from Myles Sanko and Uk Jazz/Afro band Nubyian Twist, see...
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Eddie Henderson – Mahal | Album of the day 4th March 2021

Trumpeter Eddie Henderson’s ‘Mahal’ is one of the most popular Jazz Funk albums from the late 70’s, this first time on CD sounds incredibly vibrant taken from the masters. His Uptempo version of Herbie Hancock’s ‘Butterfly’ is incredibly funky and intense. ‘Prance on’ was a huge club in 1978 and an anthem ever since. ‘Cyclops’ is featured in both its original bass heavy groove and the sped up 12″ disco version. ‘Amoroso’ is a really classy mid tempo track with a great groove. Classic Jazz Funk. BUY CD here    Listen Butterfly Cyclops Emotions Prance On Amoroso Mahal Ecstasy Also...
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Focus on 45s

Check out this list of recent and reissue 45's for your collection. There are some great titles here and many limited editions. watch out for another list of classic 45's in the next couple of weeks thanks laurence
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Donny Hathaway – Everything Is Everything | Album of the day 2nd March 2021

Donny is rightly heralded as one of the greats, his soul drenched voice really touches you and his rhythmic keyboard playing is outstanding throughout. This is his debut album from 1970 and contains some of his finest work. The really groovy ‘The Ghetto’ has become a classic and really shifts along nicely. ‘Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)’ has a great groove and hookline that draws you in. The bluesier ‘Je Vous Aime ( I love You)’ , ‘I Believe To My Soul’ , ‘Trying Times’ and ‘To Be Young Gifted And Black’ highlights Donny’s soulful voice. An amazing debut album....
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Aretha Franklin – Young, Gifted and Black | Album of the day 1st March 2021

Released in January 1972 ‘Young Gifted and Black’ is rightly regarded as one of the Queen of Soul’s best and most successful albums. It includes the magnificent ballad ‘Oh my oh my’ , the superb floating mid tempo ‘Day Dreaming’ and ultra funky gem ‘Rock Steady’. Her gospel drenched cover of Nina Simone’s ‘Young gifted and black’ became an anthem for Afro American pride. Her version of the Gamble and Butler song ‘Brand new me’ is definitive and really swings along. Her uptempo take on the Bacharach David song ‘April Fools’ is uplifting and has become popular on the Modern...
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New releases and pre-orders 26th February 2021

It's a massive week for new releases this week. We have brand new albums from Sheree Brown, Adrian Younge (Cd out now Lp in May), The Menahan Street band, Invisible Session and Richard Elliot. Matthew Hasall brilliant Into Forever lp gets a limited edition Clear Vinyl run and BBE's J -Jazz series a third volume spread over a 2cd or 3LP set, there is also the second volume of Wamono Japanese Jazz series. There are some great vinyl reissues with Aretha Franklin's brilliant 'Young Gifted & Black amongst 5 in Rhino Coloured Vinyl Black History month limited editions. Some of...
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Collector’s soul albums just in

Check out this new batch of Original Soul LPs from the large collection that we are processing. This week we have The Temptations, Fantastic Four, Delfonics, Detroit Emeralds and more. Most of these records are in, hardly played near Mint condition as individually graded. All records are one off's apart from a couple of doubles, so please order early to avoid disappointment. You can combine with other Soul LPs from the same collection to optimise postage costs. See here  Records can be ordered on-line or over the phone for delivery, or use our click and collect service to collect from...
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Collector’s 12″ singles just in

Check out this latest batch of original 12" singles from the large collection that we are processing. These are all priced at £10 each and in a 4 for £30 deal until 1st April. You can mix with other titles from the same collection here to make as many deals as you like. Almost all of these records are in hardly played near mint condition (as individually graded) and all are one off's, so please order early to avoid disappointment. You can order on-line or over the phone on 020 8875 1018 for delivery or use our click and collect...