It’s a quieter week but the quality is high. Pride of place is shared by a handful of albums that each offer something totally different. Carmen Lundy’s ‘Modern Ancestors’ set is another winner : beautiful music from one of the most unique and very best Female Jazz vocalists and songwriters of our time, Cornell’CC’ Carter’s lauded ‘Absoultely’ set is in on CD but the LP is still delayed, Calvin Richardson makes a strong return with a trademark southern soulful R&B set that once again sets the bar high with some timeless sounds, Kizzy Crawford’s debut is a triumphant celebration of soul, jazz and beyond that belies her tender years while the prolific Athens Of The North logo brings us the much anticipated ‘Disco With A Feeling’ – a sixteen track journey through some of the most in demand, obscure and rare soul sounds that straddle that bridge between soul and disco from the mid 70s up to ’86. James Brown’s Georgia homecoming tour from 1969 sees its first ever release while there are heavyweight vinyl reissues from Tina Brooks and Grant Green in the Tone Poet series.
Pre-order now for some great releases due in the newt few weeks including our own Voices Of East Harlem 7″ single, a new set from Michael Kiwanuka and some classic vinyl reissues. See all pre-orders here
Recent best sellers
Don’t miss out on some great release of the past few weeks. Alicia Olatuja’s celebration of female songwriter’s is an unmissable set of soulful jazz covers, Hannah Williams’ much anticipated ’50 Foot Woman’ trades heavy funk with swampy blues and heart wrenching balladry while The Pendletons’ modern boogie ‘2 Steps Away’ throws everything back to the golden age. There’s also the extraordinary live set from Marvin Gaye too. Check out all recent releases here.
Top albums and singles: Summer/Autumn 2019
We’ve complied a huge list of the best albums and singles of the past 4 months which you can see at this link.
Check out this list of Original Vinyl LPs which have just arrived, a few rarities and many classics, also check the previous list with many great titles still available.
Also check this list of Original Vinyl 45’s which contains some very in demand titles.
Simon took over the radio show on Sunday as Laurence is on a short break. We’ll have the show up soon so keep an eye out on our Mixcloud page for that.