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New Releases and Pre-Orders, Friday 1st July

Mark De Clive Lowe teams up with a stellar cast of musicians including saxophonist Teodross Avery Percussionist Carlos Nino and vocalist Dwight Trible to celebrate the music of Pharoah Sanders. 'Freedom' features their interpretations of many of Pharoah's best tracks live at the Blue Whale in L.A. California. Jean Carn is the latest classic artist to feature in the Jazz Is Dead series , her album is now available on a 45RPM LP on Black or Limited Coloured vinyl, as well as CD. Doris Troy's classic mid 60's album 'Just One Look' is issued on Ltd green vinyl on Real Gone...
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New Releases and Pre-Orders, Friday 24th June

J.P. Bimeni & The Black Belts have made a great retro soul album 'Give Me Hope' now finally available on vinyl (black or limited coloured)as well as CD. Athens of the north have two reissue albums this week : Arthur Ponder - The Prince of Georgia Soul, Southern/Modern Soul and Ike Noble & The Uptights late 60's/early 70's Funky Soul. Jazz Room records return with Robin Jones UK Latin Jazz masterpiece 'Denga', and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonius Monk Atlantic album gets a remastered Deluxe 2LP/2CD issue. Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At The Hollywood Bowl - The Irving Berlin Songbook is a previously unreleased live...
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New Releases and Pre-Orders, Friday 17th June 22

Bennie Maupin and Adam Rudolph have made a tribute album to one of the Jazz great Yusef Lateef which reflects the beautiful spiritual and modal Jazz that the master made. Brooklyn Bronx and Queens is the new reincarnation of the BB&Q Band and they have made a retro 80's sounding album 'Legacy'. There is also an Opolopo remix of 'Gotta Keep Movin On' on a 12" giving the track a fresher more contemporary feel. Kaidi Tatham has a new EP 'Galaxy' which features Lola Violet on vocals, check the uptempo version. Robbin Ford & Bill Evans 'Sun Room' gets a...
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New Releases and Pre Orders, Friday 10th June

Shirley Davis & The Silverbacks return with a great new Funky Soul album now available on both CD and LP. Laura Rain and The Caesars are also on the retro Soul tip with 'Rise Again' , also now out on both formats. Allysha Joy spreads some neo soul from Australia with her second album on First Word, and Jazzman have a new Cd album from harpist Amanda Whiting. Harold Melvin's classic 'Blue album' gets a welcome LP reissue and its first time reissue for Wayne Davis 1976 Gospel/Soul album from the Black Fire label on Strut. Gerald Wilson has his Pacific Jazz album...
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New Releases and Pre-Orders, Friday 3rd June

Lettuce have been making strong Funky Jazz albums since they evolved out of Soulive, they return with 'Unify' out on CD this week, LP to follow. Sly Johnson has a new album on BBE, and there is an unreleased Amy Winehouse live at Glastonbury 2007 LP set.  There are strong reissue vinyl albums this week from L.J. Reynolds 'Travelin' Strong early 80's Soul, George Scott (rare 70's Soul), Patrice Rushen (coloured vinyl), Bernie Worrell (P Funk), Robert Cray (great 80's Blues/Soul) and Max Roach (great Jazz), plus we are back in stock of the Monophonics LP on coloured vinyl. There are a...
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New Releases and Pre-Orders, Friday 27th May

Brian Jackson recorded some of the greatest music ever recorded with Gil Scott Heron in the 1970's and he returns with a new solo album 'This Is Brian Jackson' on CD now Lp to follow. Jean Carn is another legend of our music who has a new album, the latest in the Jazz Is Dead series, showcasing her as a Jazz vocalist again only on CD at the moment. P.J.Morton (you may remember him from our This Is Soul 2006 cd from 16 years ago !) also returns with a nice album 'Watch The Sun'. Justin Thurgur has a nice...
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New Releases and Pre-Orders, Friday 20th May

Tanqueray Hayward has produced one of the best new independent Soul albums of the year so far 'Definition of a woman' , we are now back in stock of this CD which sold out in a couple of days when we first had it two weeks ago. We also have a limited amount of signed copies available whilst they last ! Laura Rain and The Caesars have a new retro soul album on LP plus a 45. Veteran Mavis Staples teams up with Levon Helm for 'Carry me home' , Esparanza Spalding has a new LP and Moonchild 'Starfruit' a limited edition Coloured vinyl pressing. Reality...
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New Releases and Pre-orders 13th May 2022

It's a great week for new releases and reissues. First up we have the long anticipated new album from Louie Vega, a 4LP set featuring many of his usual collaborators. The Monophonics have a great new retro soul album produced by kelly Finnigen, available on CD, LP and limited Coloured LP. Expansion records have a limited edition 45, a cover of the Isley Brothers rare groove 'Here We Go Again'  from Output/Input. James Larrter has made a great new London Jazz album. Lord & Dego are two of the best known West London/Broken beat stars and their album on 2000 Black is a must...