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New Releases and Reissues | Friday 8th September

Jalen Ngonda has made One of the Soul albums of the year, an excellent retro soul album heavily influenced by Marvin Gaye and one of the most soulful albums ever recorded on the Daptone label.

Yussef Dayes makes his debut solo album ‘Black Classical Music’ a superb full on contemporary London Jazz album with a nod to Spiritual jazz a la Carlos Garnett . Matthew Halsall is firmly established as one of the UK’s leading contemporary jazz artists and his new set ‘An Ever Changing View’ will please his fans.
Euge Groove keeps the flag flying for Smooth Jazz with another good album ‘Comfort Zone’ and Anthony David has a best of Cd that includes some new previously unreleased duets with Algebra Blessett. Brian Auger has a 2CD/3LP retrospective set and Chanel One an excellent Dub compilation. Instant Funk’s albums for both TSOP and Salsoul are collected in  the albums 1976-1983.
Congratulations to Ezra Collective for winning the Mercury prize for their superb ‘Where Im Meant To Be’ album which we have in stock on CD, the LP is due back next month. Some of you may remember that we had their ‘Juan Pablo’ CD long before they had distribution , let alone a label when their tour manager used to hand deliver them to the store!
Also don’t miss the preorders for next week with some great reissue LPs, featuring The Mixed Bag (Eddie Russ), Paul Jackson and Lee Moses. See all preorders here.
The six new 45’s on the Soul Brother label sound amazing and have been very well received. There is some great rare soul music on these, available as regular dinked or full centre DJ Copies, check them out here.
Don’t miss some great bargains in our CD Summer Sale which runs until 1st October with 100 quality CD titles reduced to £9.99 whilst existing stocks last. There are some classic Soul, Funk and Jazz-Funk albums and compilations included plus some more contemporary titles. Check the list here.
See our albums of the day features for some great new and classic albums
See the latest original vinyl arrivals here, with a great batch of rare and classic 45s here, and the first part of our feature on Harmony Soul group original 45’s (Detroit/Motown). Part 2 (Philly Soul groups) and part 3 (Chicago and more). We have just received a great collection of Soul and Jazz-Funk albums and 12″, which are in amazing condition, the latest three features are from the collection , with more to follow in the next couple of weeks.
And finally… check out our full Soul Brother label releases LP/CD/singles as well as the Outta Sight label 45s here.
Have a great weekend,