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New Releases – Friday, 22nd October

We are delighted to present Wants List 5 , a Soul Brother 30th anniversary edition on CD ,  (LP to follow, most likely in 2022) A compilation of Rare Groove classics and rarities. As a few of you have asked, Laurence will sign copies (please order the signed copy option). Nubya Garcia has a remix of The Source album : Source We Move on Cd and limited LP.  There is a major discovery of John Coltrane A Love Supreme -  Live in Seattle an unreleased live version of his seminal album, and the latest in the Blue Note Classic series of analogue...
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James Brown – Hotpants

Hot Pants is another great James Brown album from his golden early 70s period. Recorded  in 1971 the album includes the 8.42 version of 'Hot Pants' a very funky groove. Also included is 'Blues & Pants' another long a very funky track. "Escapism' Is split between Parts 1 & 2 as on the original single, but on this CD you also get a full take coming in at 19 minutes which is actually a remix from the early 90s . I defy you to listen to this album and sit still ! Buy the CD HERE Check out the tracklisting...
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Wants List Volume 5

Wants List 5 celebrates 30 years of Soul Brother Records with 18 Rare Groove classics and rarities, hand picked by Laurence. Barry White 'Playin Your Game Baby' is here in its magnificent full 7 minute version. Sweet Charles 'Yes Its You' , Edwin Starr 'There You Go' , Willie Hutch 'Ain't That Mellow Mellow' , Ronnie McNeir ' I'm Your Lover', Reflections 'She's My Summer Breeze', Four Tops 'Strung Out For Your Love' and Jeannie Reynolds 'Don't want to be second best' are among the 2 step classics included. The Mighty Ryeders, Sisters Love and The Voices Of East Harlem...
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Cornell CC Carter – Next Life | Album Of The Day

Cornell CC Carter has understandably built up a good following after a string of strong contemporary Soul albums. Carter possesses a nice soulful voice, and his music is current whilst always having a link to the past. ‘Next Life’ builds on his previous albums and contains a mixture of modern soul dancers, steppers and slow jams. ‘Upside Down’, ‘Tonight’ and ‘Not Possible’ are 80’s influenced Modern soul dancers and ‘I’m Here’ a nice stepper.  ‘The Moment’ has a funky groove, and ‘Experience’ a nice mid tempo song. ‘Don’t You Love it’ is a beat ballad/Slow Jam, ‘Sho Nuiff’ and ‘Real’ are old school sweet...
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National Album Day – Celebrating Women In Music

Saturday 16th October 2021 is National Album Day and there are many limited edition vinyl records issued for the day in small quantities. Most are either Coloured and Picture Discs of classic albums celebrating Women in music.  These are available in store or on-line except for two titles which are only available in store.
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New Releases and Pre Orders | Friday, 15th October 2021

Cornell CC Carter returns with another strong independent Soul album 'Next Life' . The fabulous Daptone Super Soul revue album is now out on CD, Bad bad Not Good have a good new album ft Brandee Younger, Terrance martin and many others, and there are new albums from Herb Alpert and Jam & lewis. Norah Jones has a Christmas album and there is another classic James Brown album 'Hot Pants' released on CD. There are some good Jazz Vinyl reissues this week two Horace Tapscott Nimbus albums on Pure Pleasure,  Yusef Lateef great 'Blue Lateef' is back on stock, Freddie Hubbard...
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Theatre West – Bow To The People (Strut x Black Fire) | Album Of The Day

Strut presents one of the most in-demand and significant albums from the archives of Jimmy Gray’s Black Fire Records, ‘Bow To The People’ (1976) by theatre collective Theatre West, based out of Dayton, Ohio. Another Black Fire Rarity that was initally canned—later released in 1993—Theatre West's debut offering showcases a broad variety of musicians and thespians who banded together as a multi-purpose arts ensemble, or as one of the band members puts it in Crossroads, "the dynamic, versatile multi-talented" Theatre troop that specialised in dance, drama, music, even mime acting! Expect a broad church of Jazz-Funk and Soul sounds with...
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New Releases and Pre Orders – Saturday, 09th October

The amazing Daptone Super Soul Revue concert is captured on a 5LP set, Cd to follow , I was privileged to witness the entire 3 hour continuous show at Shepherds Bush Empire,  this album was recorded at the famous Apollo Theatre NY in December 2014, possibly the last time that Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley played together with all these great artists and musicians. Kool And The Gang return with their first new album in 14 years. There are two great reissues on the Black Jazz label on both CD and LP from Walter Bishop and Rudolph Johnson and we are back in stock...
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Gelson Oliviera & Luis Ewerling – Terra | Album Of The Day

Debut album by the influential gaucho musician Gelson Oliveira, in partnership with the  drummer Luiz Ewerling, released independently in 1983, with minimal resources. In spite of all this, they made a unique and very album, with a spectacular musicality, a mix of sounds, ranging from jazz, funk and fusion. Check out some of our other Mad About Records stock, ranging from superb Mexican Jazz Fusion, Las Vegas based private press Funk and Soul rarities, West Coast Jazz and possibly the best Brazilian Boogie / Disco Compilation to have ever graced UK shelves. Their output continues to impress and thankfully we...