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Collector’s Jazz LP list – 6th November 2012

Here's a nice collection featuring a few of the jazz albums that have recently arrived. These records are in fantastic condition and deserve to find a home in a good collection. All are one-off's so please order early to avoid disappointment. Orders can be placed on line, over the phone on 020 8875 1018 or collected from our shop open Mon -Sat 10- 7 , Sun 11-5
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Top releases of the week – 2nd November 2012

This weeks new releases have a jazzier base. Finnish sax player Timo Lassy has made his third album, this one on Italy's Schema label and it has that 60's jazz retro feel to it. George Anderson is the bass player from Shakatak and his second album has that easy going jazz funk sound , but with some vocals cuts one from the very Luther sounding Fil Straughan. Veteran guitarist Pat Metheny makes his first album with a band for a while and it has shades of his early 80's albums. There's good re-issues from Cuba Gooding, Prime Time and a...
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James Brown – Godfather of Soul

James Brown was one of the main artists that got us into soul music in the first place in the late 60’s/early 70’s, he was also the catalyst of the rare groove scene in the mid to late 80’s, and his music has formed the basis of 100’s of hip hop tracks. Without James Brown, Soul Brother Records probably would not exist. James career spanned over 50 years from the mid 50’s and he was still performing until shortly before his death. He was a charismatic live performer, I was lucky enough to see him perform many times in the...
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Back to the ’80s: Funky Town Grooves

Continuing our ‘Back To The 80’s feature that last month showcased the Boogie Times label, this month we are proud to switch the spotlight to the Funky Town Grooves label. On this dedicated feature we put the spotlight on 15 reissues and 3 compilations from the label. This is just the first tranche of Funky Town Grooves releases; we will feature part 2 in October. Enjoy.