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New Releases and Back In Stock Rarities

Lady Blackbird's long awaited debut album 'Black Acid Soul' is finally here in limited quantities, grab this while you can.  Vincent Ingala keeps the Smooth Jazz flame alive and there is a good Sweet inspirations 3cd Atlantic recordings set. James Brown's second best album (after The Payback) 'There It Is' gets a welcome CD release, and there is a good Belgium Jazz retrospective 'Utopic Cities'. Two of The Isley Brothers early 70's T neck albums get a limited edition coloured vinyl release '3+3' and 'Givin it Back' .There are four albums on the superb Mad about records label his week,...
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New Releases and Pre Orders

Carmichael Musiclover returns with another strong album 'Slow Motion' and we are back in stock of his 'Lifeline' and 'The Best Thing Yet' CDs.  Thomas Motter has created another good contemporary Soul/Jazz album 'Time' featuring many great vocalists inc Le Nora Jaye, Princess Freesia, Karl Freeson, Ty Causey and many more. Aretha Franklin has her first ever career wide compilation including some unreleased tracks, available on CD, 4CD box set and 2LP set. Art Blakey 'Moanin' in the Blue Note classic LP series is finally available, and a rare 60's British Jazz album from The New Jazz Orchestra is reissued on vinyl. Al-Dos...
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New Releases And Pre-Orders

Brandee Younger's major label debut on Impulse! 'Somewhere Different' is now available on LP as well as CD. Leon Bridges and The Bamboos have new retro sounding Soul albums, and Jorja Smith is now out on Vinyl as well. Ace have two good Soul Compilation CDs featuring Norman Whitefield productions and Motowen girls. Lee Morgan 'Complete Live at the Lighthouse' is a very limited edition 5CD set, vinyl 12LP set to follow when pressed. The latest Blue Note Tone Poet LP by Sonny Clark is now here, along with the Bill Evans Trio 64 on Acoustic Sounds, and there are vinyl issues...
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New Titles & Pre Orders | Friday, 20th August

Soul on the real side vol 12 Cd has arrived early and is shipping today, it is another good installment of this great series highlighting mainly 70's Modern Soul classics and rarities. We were lucky to discover a secret stash of copies of our 100% Pure Poison reissue LP in the factory warehouse, these are selling very fast, so please order your copy today if you don't already own this great Soul and Funk album. The latest two albums in the Blue note Classic 180gm Analogue LP series are here and they are two real classics,  Grant Green 'Idle moments' and Kenny Burrell 'Midnight Blue'....
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New Releases and Pre Orders | Friday 13th August 2021

Our favourite contemporary Jazz Harpist ; Brandee Younger makes her major label debut on the legendary Impulse! label with 'Somewhere Different' which includes many great players including Ron Carter on Bass and Maurice Brown on Trumpet, Cd available now, pre-order Lp for 27th August. Binker Golding has a limited edition vinyl LP 'Moon Day'.  There are some really good jazz reissues on Vinyl including Haki Madhubuti and Nation 'Medasi' a rare Spiritual jazz album including the track 'Children' which appeared on our 'African Spirits' compilation.  There is also the latest in the Blue Note Tone Poet series from McCoy Tyner, plus Pharoah Sanders live at...
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New Releases and Pre-Orders | Friday, 6th August

Brian Jackson is the latest great artists to work with Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad in the jazz is Dead series (JID 8) , Brian made some fantastic music with Gil Scott Heron in the 70's and he is still really on point here.The much anticipated  Garcia Walker & Durrell album is arriving on Monday and is one of the best new Soul albums of the year so far. Lord & Dego make a really good West London sound BrokenBeat/Nu jazz album. There are two great Black Jazz albums in the Real Gone Series this week ; The Awakening -Mirage...
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New Releases | Friday, 30th July

There are some great new Soul albums this week from The Baylor Project, Leela James and Durand Jones & the indications. Also there are some really good jazz reissues from Bob James, Hiroshi Suzuki, Roy Brooks, Harold Land and Bill Evans (Lp next week maybe?) , Placebo and an unreleased Black Fire label album from Theatre West. Phyllis Hyman has a 9cd Box set of her albums, there is a good Deptford Northern Soul 45 and Little Esther RSD 10" has finally arrived. Please accept my apologies that we were unable to open yesterday due to zero human resources (first time in...
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Albums of the week 23 July 2021

There are some great new releases this week with new albums from Ledisi, Conya Doss and Joel Culppper.   Dexter Gordon 'Go'  is in the Blue Note Classic 180gm Analogue series and there are a few late RSD arrivals from Roy Hargrove and Charles Lloyd, plus we are back in stock of Aretha Franklin and the superb 'Suite For Ma Dukes'.
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New In | Friday 16th July 2021

On Record Store Day Eve (drop 2) we have loads of great new releases and reissues. Firstly on our own Soul Brother Records label we are proud to present the Complete recordings of Wood Brass and Steel on a 2CD set,  their two albums plus an unreleased 1973 album. Solar Radio present their second CD compilation More Solar Soul.  Detroit sax legend Dave McMurray has a new album of Grateful Dead cover versions. London band Kokoroko have a nice 12" on Brownswood. Alice Coltrane has an unreleased album on CD and LP and 60's British Jazz is represented with a great new compilation 'Journeys in...