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Best New Soul Releases of 2012

2012 was a good year for New Soul Releases with some great albums being released.  Big Brooklyn Red 'Answer The Call' was actually recorded in 2008 but only came out officially this year and is as killer album, Brooklyn's voice resonates soulfulness and whilst the great modern soul dancer 'Taking it Too Far' has been the most revered track but it is a quality album throughout and well deserving to be our Soul album of the year. Pete Belasco recorded one of the best laid back soul albums for a long time in Lights on , Jazzanova recorded an album live in the studio with a full...
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Collector’s 12″ singles list – 20th November 2012

These 12" singles are part of a much larger collection which has just arrived. There are quite a few really hard to find collectors items that we haven't seen for years, mainly in fantastic condition. All items are one off's so please order early for your collection to avoid disappointment .
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Top releases of the week – 16th November 2012

One of the strongest New independent Soul albums of the year Bashiri Asad 'Living The Dream' is now available on a CD, and the incomparable Kaidi Tatham returns with his unique blend of Jazz Funk meets Broken Beat in his collaboration with Mensah, Lord and Ranks. Nostalgia 77 and the Hot 8 brass band also provide some good new jazz this week.There are great value for money 5CD original album series collections from Billy Cobham, Michael Franks and Jean -Luc Ponty and a good Double CD collection of Shakatak 12" single mixes. The long awaited Ebonys and Pat lundy reissues...
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Top releases of the week – 9th November 2012

Singer/songwriter Anthony David, has built up a strong fan base with his acoustic blend of soul fromAtlanta. His new album ‘Love Out Loud’ has a more urban feel to it , but tracks like ‘Movie Night’ have his distinctive feel. Flautist/Singer Ragan Whiteside’s second album ‘Evolve’ has some really nice vocal soul tracks and good jazz funk instrumentals. Other new albums of note this week include sets from Floacist, Meshell Ndegecello, Jesse Fischer, New Mastersounds and the long awaited physical CD fromUKsinger David Mensah. Strong reissues this week from Wilton Felder, George Duke, Jeannie Reynolds, Nancy Wilson and the great...
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Soul Brother Selection Playlist – Nov 7th 2012

Listen to this show again - click here Angie Stone - Back Up Plan (From Rich Girl Cd) George Anderson Ft Fil Straughan - Into U (From Expressions Cd) Kylie Auldist - All In You (From Still Life Cd) Big Brooklyn Red - Taking It Too Far (From Answer The Call Cd) Valentine Brothers - Taste Of Your Love (7") David Mensah - Whatever It Takes (From Music Is The Food Of Love Cd) Johnny Britt - Feels So Good (From Feels So Good Cd) Martha High And Speedometer - Trouble Man (From Soul Overdue Cd/Lp) Donald Fagan - Good...
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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...