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Carter Jefferson – The Rise of Atlantis | Album Of The Day

Carter Jefferson – The Rise of Atlantis (LP Only) Music On Vinyl Carter Jefferson’s 1979 album sees a very welcome reissue, limited to 1000 copies on green coloured vinyl. This original Timeless album was the only release from the American tenor saxophonist who first made a name for himself as a member of Woody Shaw’s working quintet. Shaw also produces the album, a magnificent example of late seventies jazz fusion performed by an extremely gifted group of musicians: Steve Thornton on percussion, Terumasa Hino and Shunzu Ono on trumpet and flugel, Victor Lewis on drums, both Harry Whitaker and John...
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Cymande – Cymande (Orange Crush LP)

Cymande were a London (Balham) based West Indian band who made it big in America with this debut album from 1972. They had their own unique sound ‘Nyah Rock’, a mixture of cultures and sounds from the Caribbean and US soul and funk music. ‘The Message’ and ‘Bra’ were amazing big Funky dancefloor hits which have been sampled many times since and still sound as fresh and dynamic today as they did on the dancefloor back in the day. The Instrumental ‘Dove ’is 11 mins of beauty, a mix of blues, funk, jazz and West Indian sounds that culminate in...
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David Janeway – Entry Point (Original, Mint US Copies, Still In Shrink!) | Album Of the Day

David Janeway's 1986 independent Detroit release Entry Point is a bold offering of fusion jazz, flitting between Latin, modal and spiritual themes. Featuring desirable cameos from the likes of Bob Berg, Steve Berrios and Marcus Belgrave, the album comprises 7 tracks, 6 of which are original Janeway compositions.   After having an initial view to reissue the record, we contacted David a few weeks ago to propose this to him. He responded fairly quickly and mentioned that he still had original sealed copies of the record in question, which currently goes for around 90-100 pounds in private jazz collectors circles,...
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Mulatu Astatke – Mulatu of Ethiopia | Album Of The Day

Mulatu Astatke’s genre bending 1972 album Mulatu of Ethiopia on Worthy Records sees a worthy repress on the Strut label.   Mulatu Astatke comes to us from Ethiopia via the UK, where he studied at the Royal Academy of Music, after which he went to Berklee School of Music in Boston studying percussion and jazz. During his studies, Mulatu would regularly travel to New York and frequent jazz clubs in the big apple from the Cheetah, a famous Puerto-Rican and Dominican Latin-jazz club on Broadway, The Palladium and the Village Gate, immersing himself in the vanguard sounds of the day....
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Bobby Hutcherson & Harold Land – San Francisco | Album Of The Day

Bobby Hutcherson’s dazzling output on Blue Note records continued well into the 1970’s, a decade from which the latest Blue Note classic vinyl series selection has been chosen: San Francisco. The album is a unique one in Hutcherson’s catalogue in that it has an overt soulfulness which grasps the listener instantly. This isn’t to say that Hutcherson didn’t have a soulful sound prior, but it isn’t until this release that we hear Hutcherson in a more unambiguously “soulful” context, helped along the way by a strong and musically diverse personnel of Harold Land on tenor, the Jazz Crusaders’ very own...
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Webster Lewis – Give Me Some Emotion | Album Of The Day

A compilation of Webster Lewis’ Epic years works from 1976-1981, featuring an exclusive 12-page booklet written by Will Fox with insights from legendary jazz DJ Patrick Forge. Featuring the anthems Barbara Ann and El Bobo and rare unreleased takes Japanese Umbrella and Boston. Jazz-funk, disco, fusion and soul sounds from lesser known American producer, arranger and keys player Webster Lewis. “Emblematic of the period where major labels had money to throw at productions helmed by session men, analogue studios were a sign of the times and high-quality musicians were in unfettered supply: such is Webster Lewis’ music. Luscious, well-produced and...
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Webster Lewis – Complete Liner Notes from Give Me Some Emotion (Long Read)

Webster Samuel Lewis Jr was born 1st September 1943 to Webster S. Lewis Sr. and Virgie Gaines Lewis in Baltimore, Maryland. From a young age, Lewis’ talent was self-evident and, with the encouragement of his family, he would be put on an inexorable path to a long and fruitful musical career. Lewis lived a full life of music, although he didn’t see the commercial success that he arguably deserved during his tenure as a bandleader: he was not a front man of his day and much of music became better known retrospectively. Aside from his sideman duties with the likes...
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CD Sale – January 23

Check out all the fantastic albums that are available in our January 2023 CD Sale, most are reduced to £9.99 until 1st March 2023 whilst existing stocks last. There are 110 quality Soul, Funk and Jazz titles included in the sale including many on the Soul Brother, Expansion and Outta Sight labels plus some more recent releases and reissues. You can order as many times as you wish during the sale period and can order on-line, over the phone on 020 8875 1018 or collect from our store in Putney Open Mon-Sat 11-6. Happy Diggin Laurence
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Vinyl LP Sale, Tuesday 03rd Jan 23′

Firstly a very happy new year to all of you, and thank you for your continued support. We start 2023 with a sale on a limited range of great Soul and Funk reissue LPs and compilations on the Demon label. These mainly contain material from the Brunswick and P&P labels. We are happy to offer a limited quantity on each title at the sale price of £14.99 each from today until 1st March 2023 whilst existing stocks last. Orders can be placed on-line, over the phone on 020 8875 1018 or collected from our shop in Putney open Mon-Sat 11-6. Watch out for a...
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Carmichael Musiclover – Black Elvis part 1 & 2 | Album Of The Day

Carmichael musiclover is probably the most consistent and persistent Soul/R&B recording artist over the past decade. He returns with an Epic 'Black Elvis' split across two parts. Vol 1 includes thirteen tracks of mainly mid tempo soul and slow jams with song titles starting in the first half of the alphabet. 'All Over Your Body' has a D'Angelo influence, whilst the smooth 80s/90s soul 'Carefree' gives a nod to Will Downing. The down tempo slow jams 'Don't Say A Word' 'Holla' and 'Empowering Me' are complemented by the 2 stepper 'Happy'.  Nice soulful grooves highlighting Carmichael's voice throughout. Carmichael musiclover...