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Albums and 45s of the week – 19th April 2013

What a great week for new releases this week.  Lucas Arruda makes a great Brazilian Jazz album with a great summer feeling to warm us up. We have a  lmited number of Mario Biondi 'Sun' on Double Vinyl,  plus good new soul albums from Toni Redd, Kenya Henry, Chris Jasper, Smooth jazz from Andy Snitzer and Craig Sharmat, a great new Matt Bianco  plus reissues from Phyllis Hyman , Melisa Morgan and much more. Tomorrow Sat 20th April is Record Store Day and there are loads of great exclusive vinyl releases.see our list of soul , jazz and reggae releases.We...
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Albums of the week – 12th April 2013

This week sees some Good new soul and jazz albums from Maverick Gaither , Braxton Brothers  and Nicolas Bearde along with great reissues from G C Cameron, Nancy Wilson, Skyy and Isley Brothers , great Unreleased Notations 45 and a deluxe packaged 45 from soul independence label featuring an exclusive longer version of Kendra Cash 'Smile'.   I hope that you will be able to join us at Soul Brother store Next Saturday 20th April to celebrate Record Store Day.  There are loads of exclusive limited edition vinyl releases including an unreleased 45 from Donny Hathaway, 12" Heaven n Hell...
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Albums of the week – 5th April 2013

Only a few new releases this week, but they are all quality.  Boney James is back to form and features Raheem De Vaughn on his best album for years. The Tabu label back catalogue is very rich and the first three reissues on CD on the reactivated label SOS band 111, Brainstorm and Alexander O'Neal will bring back happy memories. Finally the Philadelphia International Tom Moulton Mixes - Special Vinyl edition bring us all those classics on 8 pieces of vinyl in a hard box. For vinyl collectors please check our latest additions on Original Albums and 12" singles, there...
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Albums of the week – 28th March 2013

Charles Bradley burst into the scene with his debut album a couple of years back and now makes a great more soul oriented follow up with Victim of Love. The Relatives and Menahan Street band also follow that retro 60's/early 70's  oul/funk sound. Marc Evans and Groove Odyssey serve up some soulful house. There are great comps from Millie Jackson and Denise LaSalle, and Liberation Music and a fantastic value for money 3CD Beginners guide to Jazz funk  that has some fantastic tunes. Good reissues 45's and a vinyl album of Ty Karim's material. Also check another selection of original Sealed...
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Top releases of the week – 22nd March 2013

This must be one of the biggest weeks for new releases reissues and comps for a long time, with nearly 50 titles arriving. Bluey makes his solo debut with a good album, Doggett brothers and Heidi Vogel also have strong albums and the vinyl issues of elements of life and jose james are now in. Many of Fela Kuti's back catalogue are now out on CD again along with 2 best of double CD's with DVDs. Great reissues include  Ndugu and chocolate jam co. Arthur Prysock and the 40th anniversary edition of War's World is a Ghetto. The Backbeats series...
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Top releases of the week – 15th March 2013

It's another great week for new releases and reissues. Elements of Life 'Eclipse' takes pride of place an amazing uplifting Double CD to bring some warmth into your life. August Heat from Louisiana have made a great traditional Southern Soul albums with real instruments, William Hart is in fine voice on Adrian Younge presents the Delfonics and our own Terri Walker appears as part of Lady. There's also some good Smooth jazz and fusion albums check out David P Stevens and Tom Schuman. Kev Beedle has compiled a great Dancefloor Jazz compilation 'Private Collection' and the third instalment of John Morales...
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Top releases of the week – 8th March 2013

There may not be that many new releases this week but the Quality is high. Phil Perry's smooth delivery has enchanted us for 30 years, and his new album of covers 'Say Yes'  will delight his many fans. Lynn Marie is a new name to us but the Detroit vocalist with a great voice has made 2 previous albums before 'Phoenix' , but this will be the album that puts here firmly on the map, Quality female soul. Honey La Rochelle featured on the Soul Independence comp, and her debut album 'Yes feeling' has many highlights. Two of Johnny Guitar...
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Top releases of the week – 1st March 2013

Another fine week for releases. Nicole Willis and the Soul investigators have produced a good retro sounding album, the Kebo Music presents the Experience advised a couple of weeks ago is now in stock, the Record Kicks label celebrates 10 years with a great comp that includes many unreleased tracks, Boz Scaggs has made an album in the Royal Studios in Memphis and the Sidewinders have a great album of Blue Note Hard Bop covers. The three Ace comps are up to their usual high standard, the two ozone 2 albums on 1 have finally landed and there is a...
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Top releases of the week – 22nd February 2013

New Releases It's another great week for new releases and reissues.  Bilal has returned to his Soul roots and made an interesting album. Seravince is a great slightly left field jazz album in the style of Kaidi Tatham. Alice Russell and Terri Lyne Carrington have come up with the goods again,  and on the smooth side of jazz Paul Hardcastle and Marion Meadows will help you chill out. Nat Birchall 's debut album 'Sixth Sense is excellent  and available to wide audience in limited quantities. Reissues and comps Loads of great reissues this including Cameo 'Knights of The Sound table' on...
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Top releases of the week – 15th February 2013

What a Great week for new releases. Will Downing finally releases his first independent  album 'Silver' which features some of the tracks from his 3 EP's plus some new tracks. Kat Webb has made a nice independent soul album and Tatiana Lady May Mayfield bridges Soul and jazz on her excellent album. Johnny Conga has made a great contemporary Latin jazz album. Also check the Kebo Music presents The Experience in early next week featuring artists like LeNora Jaye and Lasonya Gunter. Also two great compilations this week in Disco Love and Soul Spectrum Records and fine reissues from Pockets,...