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A Touch of Class – I Love You Pretty Lady / You Got To Know Better | Single of the Day

Title: “I LOVE YOU PRETTY BABY/ YOU GOT TO KNOW BETTER” – – 1975 Artist: TOUCH OF CLASS Genre: Soul / Rare Groove/ Disco Originally released in 1975 by RCA via its subsidiary Midland International—and recorded at the legendary Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia—these two tracks have never since both been released on the same single up until now, appearing once in unison on an acetate reference recording, copies of which have never sold on Discogs and are believed to be in the hands of 4 collectors worldwide. Hailing from their brilliantly produced debut ‘I’m In Heaven’, this release skims...
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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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Mark de Clive Lowe + Friends – Freedom: Celebrating the Music of Pharoah Sanders

Soul Bank Music have released a live concert from 2018 recorded at the Blue Whale in Los Angeles, a tribute to the music of Pharoah Sanders featuring some of the LA jazz scene’s fiercest cats. In the words of de Clive-Lowe, the bandleader on this occasion, the performance served as a celebration of the “(…) music, joy and spirit that the great master-teacher Pharoah Sanders offers the world through his lifelong journey”, an emancipating and spiritual set, underscored by superb musicianship and spiritually motivated playing. The line-up is helmed by de Clive-Lowe on keyboards, Dwight Treble on vocals, Teodross Avery...
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Original Soul, Funk & Jazz-Funk Albums

Check out this great selection of Original Soul, Funk and Jazz-Funk vinyl LPs which have just arrived. There are some very hard to find titles here along with some lesser known classics. All records are VG+ or better condition, some are near mint , some of the covers are still in shrinkwrap, a few have wear/splits as individually graded. All titles are one off's so please order early to avoid disappointment. You can combine with other recently arrived  Soul & Funk LPs, Jazz and Jazz-Funk LPs and 12" singles to optimize postage costs. Records can be ordered on-line, over the...
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Strata Records The Sound of Detroit – Reimagined by Jazzanova

Berlin based production collective Jazzanova come back with reinterpretations of songs lifted from the Strata Records catalogue, working in collaboration with US DJ Amir Abdullah and a host of Berlin based Jazz musicians and recording artists. Strata was an independent Jazz label that along with its sister label Strata East in New York would champion independent Jazz music in Detroit, releasing artists such as the Lyman Woodard Organisation, Kenny Cox, Sam Sanders and Wendell Harrison among others, forming in response to the Detroit Riots in 1968. What better collective then than Jazzanova to approach this project, a group of record...
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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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CD Sale!

Check out all the great titles that are included in our Soul Brother Summer CD Sale , with 100 titles reduced to just £9.99 each whilst stocks last.. There are some classic and rare Soul, Funk and Jazz albums and compilations from the Soul Brother, Expansion and Outta Sight labels,  many of which are now out of print, so this could be your last chance to grab a new sealed copy of them. Also included are some recent albums and comps also reduced whilst stocks last. There may be more titles added to the sale at a later date. The sale starts...
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Freddie Hubbard – Music is Here (We Want Sounds) | Album Of The Day

Freddie Hubbard’s live session at Studio 104 Maison de la Radio (ORTF)—recorded in 1973 in front of an enlivened Parisian audience—sees its first ever vinyl issue on We Want Sounds, a double LP set featuring stretched out versions of some of Hub’s finest compositions. Enlisted are pianist George Cables on Fender Rhodes, Michael Carvin on drums, Junior Cook on tenor saxophone and flute and Kent Brinkley on upright, all of which do a superb job of marshalling the sound along while keeping up with the fluidity and the genius of Hubbard’s playing power. The live concert, viewable on YouTube, is...
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Calvin Keys – Full Court Press

Tidal Waves, in cooperation with Numero Group, have reissued Black Jazz recording artist and talismanic guitarist Calvin Keys’ 1984 album Full Court Press. It is a heavyweight 180g pressing contained within a thick carboard sleeve encased in an obi strip and a resealable plastic sleeve. The small details are always appreciated: top marks for presentation.   Keys is a legend among Jazz and Fusion fans as one of the finest exponents of modern Jazz guitar alongside the likes of George Benson and O'Donnell Levy, an outstanding player who racked up appearances with Ray Charles, Ahmad Jamal, Pharoah Sanders and Joe...
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Original Collectors 12″ Singles, Tuesday 21st June

Check out this latest batch of Original Soul and Funk 12" singles which have just arrived. There are some really good and hard to find titles including some US promo copies, all in great condition, mostly Ex or M- a couple of them are still sealed ! All records are one off's so please order early to avoid disappointment. You can combine with other Original vinyl 12" ,  Original Vinyl Soul and Funk and  Jazz & Jazz-Funk to optimize postage costs. Records can be ordered on-line, over the phone on 020 8875 1018 or collected from our shop In Putney Open Mon-Sat...