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New releases – 18th March 2016

New releases

Chantae Cann has been on our radar for a while with her collaborations with Snarky Puppy and Jarrod Lawson, her beautiful and brilliant debut album Journey to Golden will establish her as one of the leading new female singer songwriters in our music, another album that is sure to be amongst  the best of 2016. Claffy is another new name and their debut album shows a Stevie influence and is another one that gets better on each hearing, great melodies and harmonies on the cusp of Soul and Jazz. Tacuma Bradley and Grant Green Jr also have good jazz albums also on the inspiring Ropeadope label. Silk return with a strong R&B Soul album.

Reissues and Comps

Its a great week reissues and comps , Kev Beadle presents an excellent selection of Jazz Funk and Fusion from the heralded Inner City label, Aloha Got Soul has some lovely Blue eyed Soul Rare Grooves from Hawaii, and the Remixed with Love vol 2 is in on LP.
Maze’s classic Live in new Orleans and L.A make a great 2 on 1 CD, Sun have an excellent value 3 albums on 2 CD and there is the second volume of Move on Up 3CD compilation of Northern Soul.There are some good Jazz reissue Cds including two more on the super Xanadu label.

Vinyl reissues

There are some great Vinyl Reissues this week. Adele Sebastian in demand  ‘Desert Fairy Princess’ is one of Jewels in the Nimbus west Spiritual jazz catalogue, grab this limited edition LP whilst you can. There’s great albums from Ron Matlock, Miles Davis, Patrice Rushen ,The Meters Jill Scott and more plus the rare boogie/modern soul Mary Clark 12″ on Le Shawn.

Back in stock

We are back in stock of Essential Louie Vega ‘Starring XXVIII’ CD (the first batch sold in just over a day),Bill Laurance brilliant ‘Aftersun’ , plus limited quantities of a few Japanese CD’s from Incognito, Kyoto Jazz Sextet and Shiyo Okino, and the Marvin Gaye/Donald Byrd 12″, so don’t miss out on these while we have them.


Pre-order for next week for Snowboy, Garland Green, Kleeer, and check the up and coming releases including the Louie Vega Lp and Terrace Martin in our pre-order section here.

Japanese CDs

Don’t miss out on these excellent Motown and Atlantic/Warner Jap Cds whilst we have therm. Many of which are no longer available, and are unlikely to be issued on CD again. Check them out here


Keep 16th April in your diary for Record Store day,  we have two great releases on Soul Brother Dee Edwards ‘I Can Deal with it 45,  and ‘This is Eleanore Mills LP’ + bonus 45 featuring two non album tracks.Expansion have Eramus Hall ‘Your Love is my Desire’ LP plus 45. You can see the UK RSD list here. I look foward to seeing many of you in the store on the day.

roy ayers ll smith posterRadio Show

I hope that you enjoyed the show on Sunday, if you missed it you can check it again on the podcast here. I hope that you can join me this Sunday on Solar radio/sky 0129 at 10am this sunday for another Soul Brother Selection. We’re adding the playlists and links to show here too
Also check out this great gig featuring Roy Ayers and Lonnie Liston Smith in May , part of our 25th Anniversary celebrations.
have a great weekend