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New releases | Black Friday | Albums Of The Year 2016


Heston returns with one of , if not the best album of his career to date with ‘Transparency’, a superb set of contemporary Soul with a definite timeless style.
Tribe Called Quest make their first (and last album) in 18 years with ‘We got it from here’ on CD , Vinyl in the new year, and Anderson.Paak returns with Nx Worries ‘Yes Lawd’ Steve Khan and Jeremy Pelt have good new Jazz albums.
There are some good new reissues from Betty Wright, Gladys knight, Peoples Choice (correct music at last) , Lafayette Afro Rock Band and an interesting compilation from Mr Bongo. Perujazz is another interesting record on Vampi Soul.
Gregg Jackson’s end of night rare Modern Soul classic ‘One for the road’ is released on a limited edition (of 500) picture sleeve 45, grab it while you can.


Pre-order for next week Azymuth ‘Fenix on CD , their best album in q while, great new indie soul from Sydni marie. a return after nearly 2 decades from Ali ‘Get Loved’ and a great collection from Deniece Williams, plus a couple of good limited edition singles from Family Groove.
As you will be aware today is Black Friday, but what you might not be aware of is that there are some great Limited Edition Black Friday RSD Vinyl titles available at Soul Brother shop today, any left will be available to buy on-line from around 10am  tomorrow morning. Highlights include James Brown Funky People Vol 3 on Double Vinyl for the first time, Isaac Hayes ‘Do Your Thing’ which includes an unreleased Rhythm section mix of the track from the Bar-Kays, making the track 33 minutes, Steve Grossman’s heavy fusion classic ‘Some Shapes to come’, un issued live albums from Dennis Coffey and The Three Sounds, and an unreleased Erykah Badu jam. see here



We have almost completed our albums of the year feature – most sections can be seen here (working on the best Vinyl albums and singles which will be at the link this afternoon so check back later)



We are sad to learn of the passing of the Queen of retro Soul Sharon Jones. Jason has written a fitting tribute which you can read here. The Soundtrack to the film Miss Sharon Jones is released on Vinyl this week.

In stores and signed CDs

Tristan were in store last Saturday , you can see the pictures here.
We have a few signed CD copies of their album ‘Lifestyle’ available here.
Theo Croker was sensational at Rich Mix last Sunday, he kindly signed CD Copies of his incredible  ‘Escape Velocity’ album which you can buy here.
We also still have a few signed copies of Gwendolyn Collins ‘Storytellin2moments4love‘ , Kenya ‘Skin Deep’  and Will Downing ‘Black Pearls Cds available. See all signed Cds here 

Christmas Ideas coming soon | Vouchers

Our Christmas Gift feature will be available early next week , in thr meantime our vouchers are always popular gifts to send or receive.

Radio Show

I hope that you enjoyed the show last week with hastily arranged interview with Kindred, if you missed it you can catch it again on the podcast here.I hope that you can join me again this Sunday at 10am on Solar radio/sly 0129 and DAB for another Soul Brother Selection
Have a great weekend