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New releases and pre-orders 12th July 2019

It's a question of quality rather than quantity this week. The latest instalment of the popular soul on the Realside CD series is due in today volume 10 is one of the best in the series, with a great selection of modern soul tunes. Masterpiece 28 is another good selection of 80's grooves. Scone Cash Players is the latest off shot group from the Daptone label and features Naomi Shelton. Soul Brother are delighted to release a killer double A side 45 of rare funky soul from Chet Ivey. 'Dose of Soul' is a great driving Funky Soul track that...
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New releases and pre-orders 5th of July 2019

It is the best week for new releases for a while. Candace Woodson has a very nice Jazzy Soul album on Expansion.  Ethnic Heritage Ensemble have a superb new Spiritual jazz album paying tribute to the greats and keeping the tradition going strong. Marcos Valle continue his great legacy of Brazilian Jazz with a new album 'Sempre'. Tenderlonious 'Hard Rain'  shows off his more Electronic styles. Anderson .Paak Ventura is now available on Black Vinyl pre-order the limited edition coloured Vinyl now due on 19th July. Brit Jazz-Funk legends Shakatak return with another good album. There are some great reissue...
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New release and pre-orders 28th of June 2019

The third and final Jazzman holy grail release from the Austin Texas Fable label 'Steam Heat'- Austin Funk' has now landed and what a great mini series this is, with the Starcrost and Forty Seven Times Its Own Weight from last week. There are only 1000 numbered vinyl copies of each of these rare and in demand title, so make sure you order early before they sell out. Ashley Henry's 5ive has been one of the most in demand albums on the jazz refreshed label , we have a few vinyl copies back in stock along with Nubya Garcia's 5ive....
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New releases and pre-orders 21st of June 2019

Philip Bailey returns with an amazing album featuring an incredible cast of musicians including Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington, Christian McBride, Christian Scott and many more, set to be one of the albums of the year !. Anderson.Paak 'Ventura is out on CD, pre-order for the LP (and ltd coloured LP) for early July. Jordan Rakei has a limited coloured vinyl LP. There are two fantastic jazz reissues this week from the Austin Texas fable label reissued on Cd and LP on Jazzman , Starcrost is one of the most in demand Jazz groove albums at this time a beautiful album....
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New releases and pre-orders 14th of June 2019

Brandee Younger has established herself as the leading contemporary Jazz Harpist and her new album 'Soul Awakening' is a beautiful piece of music , not only continuing the legacy of Alice Coltrane and Dorothy Ashby but also sounding incredibly contemporary as well. If you have not checked her out before listen to this uplifting album full of spirituality and melody. We also have copies of her three previous recordings 'Wax and Wane', 'Prelude EP' and 'Live at the Breeding Ground' all are superb !. Mavis Staples turns 80 next month but still sounds strong on her new album 'We get...
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New releases and pre-orders 7th of June 2019

Kinkajous are the latest multi national London based cosmic jazz band to have a debut album released on Vinyl and 'Hidden Lines' should appeal to fans of Ruby Rushton/Ezra collective etc. Skinny Pelembe also has his debut album on Brownswood. Masterpieces of Modern Soul Vol 5 is another great compilation in this excellent series from Kent. Azymuth''s classic 1977 album 'Aguia nao come mosca' gets a welcome reissue on LP, pre-order CD to come in a couple of weeks. There are some interesting Vinyl reissue LP's including Barbara Brown's XL recordings on LP for the first time, plus some great...
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New releases and pre-orders 31st of May 2019

Noel McKoy has been one of the stalwarts of UK Soul for the past 3 decades and he returns with possibly his best album to date 'People make change' . We are delighted that Noel will be with us tomorrow in store from 1pm launching the album and signing copies, I hope that you can join us to support this unsung hero. Pieces of a Dream celebrate 40 years with their new album 'On another Note'. Check out the new albums from Mosambique  and Duncan Eagles. Azymuth's first known recordings 'Demos 1973-75' are presented on a CD and two LP's,...
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New releases and pre-orders 24th of May 2019

The lovely Natasha Watts recorded an amazing concert in Japan with the 20+ piece  A hundred birds orchestra which is now available from today on an exclusive limited edition CD. Natasha will be in store on Sat 8th June signing the album so hope that you can join us to meet her, if you can';t make it you can pre-order a signed copy now. There are also really good new albums from Vivian Sessoms 'Life 2' a continuation of her superb 'Life' from last year. Shayna Steele (remember her on Snaky Puppy family dinner cd ?) has made a great Bluesy...
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New releases and pre-orders 17th of May 2019

It's a great week for releases with some fantastic new albums on both CD and LP. Tahirah Memory 'Asha' is a beautiful follow up to her superb 'Pride' in store today and pre-order for a signed copy for when she is here on 15th June. Rahsaan Patterson returns with his best album is years 'Heroes and Gods' . Theo Croker has made another great album 'Star people nation' available today on CD and next week on Vinyl. Shafiq Husayn is a new name to us but you will be familiar with many of the many of the vocalists incl Erykah...
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New releases and pre-orders 10th of May 2019

Some great albums and 45s feature this week, none less so than the stunning and highly anticapted set from Carlton Jumel Smith. With the crack team of Timmion house band/writing crew Cold Diamond & Mink behind this, Carlton has delivered an album that oozes vintage soul class. If you liked the monster crossover killer 'This Is What Love Looks Like' this is essential! Tony Momrelle releases his stunning new set - the 'The Best Is Yet To Come' - and the music and vocals are absolutely on point. This album is packed with really strong cuts that will further elevate...