Recommended Soul, Jazz and Funk CDs and vinyl

Browse this section to see our latest recommendations, classic albums, tributes and and label showcases.

Below is just a selection:

New Releases 21st April | Record Store Day tomorrow from 8am

It’s not only RSD this week,  but it’s also a massive week for new releases. There are quality new Soul albums from Michon Young (like a new Anita Baker in places) , Avery Sunshine, Rasheed Ali, Tanika Charles, Thomas Motter (ft LeNora Jaye), China Moses and Eric Roberson. There are also fantastic New Jazz albums […]

Albums of The Month – October/November 2016

We have completed our albums of the month feature for the months of October and November. There are some great new , reissue and compilation albums already in or coming in the next couple of weeks which you can pre-order to receive on release date. A big thank you for everybody who came to the […]

Albums and Singles of The Year 2016

Louie Vega ‘Starring XXVIII’ is our top album of 2016 a mixture of Soul, Soulful House and Jazzy grooves, a superb uplifting set. Frank McComb returned with his best in years ‘Soul Mate’ being our Soul album of the Year. Kindred and the Family Soul ‘Legacy of Love’ was also their best in over a […]

Soul Reissues of The Year 2016

There were fewer Reissues this year than in recent Years but there were some real gems. ‘This is Eleanore Mills’ was our pick for Soul Reissue of the year, a great lesser known 70’s Soul gem from the All Platinum vaults. Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes ‘To Be True’ is one of their best albums […]

Compilations of The Year 2016

2016 saw some great Compilations ‘Mainstream Modern Soul’, Soul on the Real side Vol 5’, ‘Sprirt of Philadelphia Vol 4’, ‘Beauty’, ‘Black Gold’, ‘Extra Added Soul’ and ‘Greg Belson’s Divine Disco’ were all superb compilations of heritage material whilst ‘Soul Togetherness 2016’ has proved to be one of the most popular of this long running […]

Smooth Jazz Albums of The Year 2016

There were some great Smooth Jazz albums in 2016, Richard Elliot ‘Summer Madness’ was the best, but also check albums from Gerald Albright, BWB, Rippingtons, U-Nam, Kim Waters and more

Jazz Albums of The Year 2016

2016 was an incredible year for Jazz. Top of the pile was an amazing album by Trumpeter Theo Croker ‘Escape Velocity’, we haven’t heard music like this for many years. It just piped Terrace Martin ‘Velvet Portraits’ another great album fusing Jazz, Soul , Funk and a little hip-hop to great effect. Shola Adisa Farrar […]

50 shades of soul and jazz!

We are delighted to offer 50 Recently released or Reissued CD albums at a special price of £9.99 each while stocks last, until midnight 15th February 2015. There are many great albums in the offer including our album of 2014 Jarrod Lawson, Soul Togetherness 2014, 3 albums from Gregory Porter and many more seductive Soul […]

The Story of Funk – classic albums

I hope that you saw the superb programme about the Story of Funk-One nation under a groove on BBC4 on Friday night. If you missed it you should be able to catch it on the I Player this week. There was some great footage of James Brown , Sly and the Family Stone , Earth […]

The genius of Nimbus, the legend of Black Jazz

These beautifully crafted deep Spiritual Jazz albums display a music which has a serene quality to touch and uplift your spirits.  The Black Jazz and Strata labels from the 70’s and Nimbus West from the early 80’s released Jazz records of an incredible standard which have been remastered and reissued on CD. As many of […]

Inner City Records Special

Inner City Records was a jazz record company and label founded by Irv Kratka in 1976 in New York City. The company was a division of Music Minus One and also owned the label Classic Jazz. It started with reissues, then moved on to new recordings covering various types of jazz. Inner City Records released […]

New from Ropeadope | Just in

We have just had a new shipment from Ropeadope arrived today with 3 great new titles from Khari Simmons and Jiva, RC and the Gritz and Richard Sears, plus we are back in stock of Edgewood Agents, Southwes terminal, Christian Scott, Terrace Martin, Chantae Cann and Snarky puppy Cd’s. All existing and backorders will be […]

Limited time sale off on selected 30 WaxTime LPs

These 30 Waxtime 180 gm Jazz and Blues vinyl LP’s are on offer at the reduced price of £14.99 until 30th April 2016. There are some great classic 50’s and early 60’s titles included, there are even a few vocal albums inc Frank Sinatra which may be handy for mothers day in March. To see […]

Focus on – Nimbus

Kamasi Washington ‘The Epic’ was a revelation last year and one of the best new jazz albums we have heard in many years. Kamasi is based in L.A. and his music has parallels with the music on the great Nimbus label run by Tom Albach in L.A in the 70’s and 80’s and still run […]

Focus on – Athens Of The North 45s

In its relatively short lifespan Edinburgh’s Athens Of The North logo has been responsible for releasing an enviable amount of top-end soul, funk and jazz gems on 45 and latterly on LPs. From West Coast super-demanders like the long sold out Bileo and the recent Second Ressurection pairing (which will not be around long) to classics from […]