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New releases and pre-orders 18th September 2020

Wow ! what a week for new releases. There's something for everyone this bumper week. For new releases check out the very limited edition 12" single from the amazing Matthew Halsall with new material that will not be released on any other format. Jordan Rakei has made a great version of Donald Byrd Wind Parade on a 45 from the forthcoming (in Oct) Blue Note reimagined album. Taruya Kuroda has another good album out this time on First Word on LP only. Matt Johnson (of Jamiroquai) has a solo album of contemporaryJazz- Funk. Butcher Brown step up onto the Concord...
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Collector’s soul and funk albums just arrived

Check out these 30 Original Soul and Funk albums from the large collection that we are processing. There are some great albums included and most are in hardly played condition as individually graded . All records are one off's , so please order early to avoid disappointment. You can combine with other records from the same collection here to optimise postage costs. Records can be ordered on-line, over the phone on 020 8875 1018 or collected from our store in putney open 11-6 Mon-Sat happy Diggin Laurence
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James Mason – Rhythm Of Life | Album of the day 16th September 2020

This 1977 album from Roy Ayers guitarist James is one of the best rare groove jazz funk album ever. Featuring an all star line up inc Narada Michael Walden, Gene Torres and Roy Ayers sidemen Justo Almerio and Phillip Woo with the distinctive vocals of Clarice Taylor. ‘Sweet Power Your Embrace’ is an anthem that has all the hallmarks , driving rhythm, phat beats, eerie keyboards and those vocals ! The more urgent and percussive ‘Free’, ‘I’ve Got My Eye On You’ and ‘Rhythm Of Life’ and the mid tempo dancer ‘Slick City’ are also popular tracks. Also check the...
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Collector’s 12″ singles just arrived.

Check out this list of 30 Original 12" singles from the large collection that we are processing. There are some great records here mostly in hardly played condition as individually graded. All records are one off's so please order early to avoid disappointment . You can combine with other recent collector's vinyl here. Records can be ordered on-line, over the phone on 020 8875 1018 or collected from our store in Putney Open Mon-Sat 11-6. happy diggin Laurence
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Big Brooklyn Red – Answer The Call | Album of the day 14th September 2020

Apollo winner Big Brooklyn Red is an incredible talent, his voice resonates Soulfulness, his style is contemporary but steeped in tradition. ‘Taking it too Far’ is a great upper mid tempo dancer based on Lowrell’s ‘Mellow mellow’ but taken to another level with punchy horn riffs. The uplifting ‘Answer The Call’, the uptempo version of ‘Sexual Healing’, ‘So Inspired’, ‘Home To You’ ‘Sunrays’ (ft Lady Alma) and mid tempo ‘Give You Up’ are all strong tracks. Very Strong album.       Buy CD here Buy signed CD here  Listen Home To You Belive In Yourself Too Far So Inspired...
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New releases and pre-orders 11th September 2020

It's a good week for new releases and reissues. Johnny Britt returns with a really good new album 'Mo Jazzin' . Randy Brecker teams up with Eric Marienthal for a double dealin dose of smooth jazz. Another Peckham new London Jazz band 'The Colours that Rise' have a debut album. There are some great Jazz reissues the highly sought after The Awakening and Doug Carn Black Jazz albums now out on vinyl, the latest two Blue Note Tone Poets albums from Staney Turrentine and Bobby Hutcherson 'The Kicker' making its vinyl debut., plus a couple of great albums from the...
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Soul On The Real Side Vol 11 | Album of the day 10th September

The eleventh volume of this ever popular series offers up another across the board mix of Crossover and Modern Soul gems over 20 tracks. The Turner Brothers’ ‘Lets Go Fishing’ and the New Creation’s rare ‘Fish Song’ may have similar themes but bring in the differing flavours of South Carolina, and Peru, the recent gem from Ernest Ernie & The Sincerities could be mistaken from a mid-tempo gem form ’68, while Terry Huff’s understated ‘Just Not Enough Love’ and The Fabulous Determination’s pacey ‘Has Love Been Here Before’ show the breadth of styles here. A well balanced, thoughtfully compiled set,...
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Gregory Porter – All Rise | Album of the day 9th September 2020

Gregory Porter has steadily worked his way into global stardom with a string of stunning albums over the course of a decade and ‘All Rise’ is as strong and engaging as the likes of his much lauded early works ‘Water’, ‘Liquid Spirit’ and ‘be Good’. The emphatic, celebratory ‘Concorde’ soars with with an uplifting energy that is hard to deny, the bittersweet ‘Dad Gone Thing’ is an incisive observation of his relationship with his largely absent father that includes the heartbreaking line “I stood right in front of his stage, But still I was hard to see”, while the gospel...
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Gaston – My Queen | Album of the day 8th September 2020

1,500 Limited Pressing with Machine Numbered Sleeve. Soul Brother Records are delighted to reissue on vinyl for the first time one of the most in demand and best ‘Holy Grail’ Soul and Funk albums for RSD 2020. My Queen by self-contained band Gaston was recorded in North Carolina in 1978 for the independent Hotlanta label and has been in demand for the last 30 years. The album consists of seven excellent Soul and Funk tracks including 'Clap Song' sampled by Sporty Thievz in 1998 and the also sampled two stepper 'My Dream's. Original copies are rarely seen and command £500....