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New Releases and Pre-Orders, Friday 11th March

John Morales has remixed many of Teddy Pendergrass and Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes greatest tracks on a Double CD and 3LP set, giving them a more contemporary feel whilst retaining the feel of the classic originals. Em Cee (formerly Cherokee) visited us last weekend and signed a few copies of her 'Sugar Coated Hip Hop' CD album which is a nice mix of contemporary Soul/Hip Hop using many well known breaks, see the pictures here.Erykah Badu 'Worldwide Underground' gets a welcome vinyl reissue and there is a great Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters live set from 1975, first time on...
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New Releases and Pre-Orders

We are delighted to announce that our Wants List 5 compilation is finally in stock on vinyl. I have signed some copies for those who are interested, and will be in the store signing copies on Saturday. There is another great compilation out this week from Colin Curtis - Presents Jazz Dance Fusion Vol 3 available as a 2cd set or 2 x 2lp sets. Myele Manzaza was in the store last Saturday signing copies of his Crisis & Opportunity Vol 2 see the pictures here, we still have a few signed copies and regular copies available. There are new albums this week...
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New Releases and Pre-Orders | Friday, 25th February 2021

It's a massive week for releases this week, with loads of great new albums, reissues on vinyl and CD and 45 reissues. Robert Glasper 'Black Radio 111' is the latest in his series highlighting vocalists, Blue Lab Beats album is finally released on Blue Note and there is a good retro soul album from J.P.Bimini on Cd,  Lp to follow. MS1 has a new independent R&B/Soul album, The Lady Wray album is out on regular and coloured vinyl. Binker & Moses have a new album as does vocalist Gretchen Parlato and Amanda Whiting has a good 10" EP. Kent have a good soul comp...
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New Releases and Pre Orders, Friday 18th February

It's another great week for releases this week with some great new and reissue albums and 45's. Sean Khan has made a fantastic album 'Supreme Love' a tribute to John Coltrane, available as a CD or 3LP Set. Myele Manzanza delivers another great set 'Crisis and Opportunity 2' and you can meet Myele at Soul Brother next Saturday 26th at 1pm when he will be signing copies of the LP and talking to you about his album. Importantly, this is our first in-store event since the start of the pandemic, an occasion that we are very exited about! We emplore...
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New Releases & Pre-Orders, Friday 11th February

Moonchild return with their 5th studio album 'Starfruit' giving us a welcome new Soul album.Dan Berkson has a nice new Jazz album and there is a good EP from Quiet Dawn on First Word.There are some great vinyl reissues this week from Lonnie Liston Smith, Kool and the Gang, Don Julian, Oliver Nelson and Larry Douglas. The latest in Tramp's Praise Poems series volume 8 is now available and Ray Alexander Technique rare Funk album is available on CD. The recent albums from Kenny G and Bob James are available on CD and LP. Bobby Cole's jazz classic 'Perfect Day' has a welcome...
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New Releases, Friday 4th February

Kahil El Zabar Quartet contemporary Spiritual Jazz opus 'A Time For Healing' is very apt for these times and it is finally available on limited edition Double LP as well as CD. Kenny Cox unreleased Strata Lp 'Clap Clap Your Hands' also gets a first issue on vinyl in a deluxe double LP on BBE and we still have a few copies of the CD left.  Ornette Coleman Tone Poet 6LP box set is now available in limited numbers. Sunbear Soul/Jazz-Funk album on Soul train is reissued on vinyl and we have back in stock after a long time out Chick Corea 'Return To...
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New Releases and Pre-Orders, Friday 28th January

MF Robots return with an uplifting contemporary Soul and Funk album. Lance Ferguson gives us a second volume of his Rare Groove Spectrum and Lady Blackbird 'Black Acid Soul' finally gets a full release,  we also still have some copies of the limited edition embossed cover LP back in stock. The Temptations celebrate their 60th anniversary with a new album '60'. There are some great reissues this week. John Coltrane 'Crescent' is the latest in the Acoustic Sounds Analogue series, Jazz Room have two good albums from John Patton and Sir Edward (Harold Vick), Nico Gomez rare 'Soul Of Samba'...
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New Releases and Pre-Orders, Friday 21st January 2022

Outta Sight have released a great vinyl compilation containing 13 tracks of  70's Modern Soul, including in demand cuts from Corey Blake, Barrett Strong, Daybreak , Sonya Spence and more. Speakers Corner deliver three gems in their Analogue mastered series from Fred Wesley, Allen Toussaint and Andy Bey, initially at pre-price increase prices whilst our pre-ordered stock lasts, restocks will be at their new price of £37.99. Pure Pleasure released the other great Nate Morgan album from the Nimbus label 'Retribution Reparation'. Blue Note have two more in their Analogue Classic series from Jackie McLean and Don Cherry and the superb Nils...
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New Releases, Friday 14th January 2022

The Luxury Soul 2022 CD has been well received and is a good collection of new and contemporary Soul tracks including many that have not been issued on physical formats before.Web Web and Max Herre quality Spiritual Jazz album is now available on Vinyl as well as CD. Bluey and Strata have remixed Anushka  'Bad Weather' to good effect ,now out on a limited edition 12".  There are some good vinyl reissues this week including John Coltrane Live at the Village Vanguard on Acoustic Sounds, and many great titles back in stock including some Black Jazz, Willie Hutch, Funkadelic, Larry Young and Ryo...
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New Releases, Friday 17th December 2021

Alex Malherios of Azymuth fine new album 'Tempos Futuros' is now available on both CD and LP, and the Jackson Conti album is also out on both formats.Veteran drummer Louis Hayes has a new album. The last two Black Jazz albums in the Real Gone music series are now available both are great albums from Doug Carn and Calvin Keys.real Gone also reissue Eddie Hazel's P-Funk rarity Games Dames and Guitar Thangs on both formats. There are vinyl reissues of lesser known Pharoah Sanders and Ahmad Jamal albums and Dr Lonnie Smith's last album 'Breathe' gets a vinyl issue. We are...