Feature Groups Archives: Classic albums

Classic Rock and Pop albums on vinyl

50 shades of soul and jazz!

We are delighted to offer 50 Recently released or Reissued CD albums at a special price of £9.99 each while stocks last, until midnight 15th February 2015. There are many great albums in the offer including our album of 2014 Jarrod Lawson, Soul Togetherness 2014, 3 albums from Gregory Porter and many more seductive Soul […]

The Story of Funk – classic albums

I hope that you saw the superb programme about the Story of Funk-One nation under a groove on BBC4 on Friday night. If you missed it you should be able to catch it on the I Player this week. There was some great footage of James Brown , Sly and the Family Stone , Earth […]

The genius of Nimbus, the legend of Black Jazz

These beautifully crafted deep Spiritual Jazz albums display a music which has a serene quality to touch and uplift your spirits.  The Black Jazz and Strata labels from the 70’s and Nimbus West from the early 80’s released Jazz records of an incredible standard which have been remastered and reissued on CD. As many of […]

Best Compilations – 2010

Classic albums: 70s Soul

Skip text, jump to albums >> My first introduction to Soul music was Arthur Conley’s ‘Sweet Soul Music’ in 1967. 60’s Soul had an exciting raw sound to it, and many great tracks were recorded in this decade. The 1970’s brought more sophistication and better productions to Soul Music. The soulful vocals backed by strings […]

Classic albums: Funk

Skip text, jump to albums >> FUNK – WHERE IT STARTED FOR ME Funk was where it all started as far as I was concerned – it was the first ‘black’ music that got to me. My elder brother Laurence had gotten into Soul a few years earlier, but sixties Soul (Motown, Stax etc) and […]

Classic albums: Smooth Jazz

Skip text, jump to albums >> THE SMOOTH JAZZ PHENOMENA Few things have created as much controversy within the Jazz world in the last twenty years or so than Smooth Jazz.  Many contend that Smooth Jazz is not Jazz at all and is really instrumental RnB.  The absence of improvisation and the fairly strict adherence […]

Classic albums: Jazz Funk

Skip text, jump to albums >> JAZZ FUNK – MY JOURNEY INTO JAZZ Jazz Funk was my initiation in to the delights of Jazz. I listened to the likes of Herbie Hancock, Grover Washington Jr, Lonnie Liston Smith and the Crusaders, before that my exposure to Jazz was Acker Bilk and Kenny Ball. Fusing James […]

Classic albums: Blue Note

BLUE NOTE – ‘FINEST IN JAZZ SINCE….1939’