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Poor Boy Rappers
Low Rider Rap

When your original 1982 pressing is going for a grand on Discogs, it may well be time to consider a repress. Thus, for a limited time only, Poor Boy Rapper is no longer only available to Rich Boy Record Collectors. The track itself is a nice, LCR-mixed gem of 1980s narrative rap, with that classic, funky b-boy/girl rhythm....view item »

Chris Bowden
Time Capsule

Originally released in 1996, Time Capsule by Chris Bowden is truly an album that has easily withstood the test of time. Some 22 years later, its influence and legacy are still being heard in the music of a new generation of UK jazzers: Shabaka Hutchings, Yussef Kamaal and Nubya Garcia being but a few. The record was a r...view item »

Poor Boy Rappers
The D.J. Rap

Old-school hip-hop single, back when rap was still straightforward. With a tight electro beat, The D.J. Rap is something of an early shout-out to the West-Coast G-funk, more than a decade prior. Poor Boy Rappers only released 2 singles in their day, each going for around a 1000 quid--until this reissue, of course....view item »

Various
Studio One Freedom Sounds: Studio One In The 1960s

Another month, another fab Studio One compilation on Soul Jazz. This one focuses on the label’s successes in the 1960’s, a period when Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd helmed an operation that was the Jamaican equivalent of Motown. The tunes they were cutt...view item »

A Certain Ratio
The Graveyard and The Ballroom

The Graveyard and the Ballroom was the very first album released by A Certain Ratio. It was recorded by legendary producer Martin Hannett and shows the band in their beginning stages, starting to perfect the danceable post-punk that yielded true rewards on their follow up opus To Each. Re-issue on Mute. ...view item »

Various
Soul Jazz Records presents Down Beat Special

Soul Jazz have picked out ten fiery classics from the Studio One archives. And rather than putting them all on CD, they’ve elected to simulate the original 45 single experience by spreading the tracks over five 7”s. Thought sold-out in the Record Store Day 2015 rush, we’ve found just a few more copies, so hurry...view item »

Various
Black Man's Pride 2: Righteous Are The Sons And Daughters Of Jah

Soul Jazz Records with yet another compilation of gems from the Studio One archives. The second record in their Black Man’s Pride series once again focuses on the cream of Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s roots reggae crop. Righteous Are The Sons...view item »

Nigeria Fuji Machine
Synchro Sound System & Power

Nigeria Fuji Machine is a grouping of high-powered drummers and singers in Lagos, performing the popular Yoruba Nigerian music named Fuji. Fuji is a thrilling, super-percussive sound, that is highly popular in Nigeria but somewhat overlooked in the West in favour of highlife and the like. Correct this now, with Synchro Sound...view item »

Various
BOOMBOX 3: Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro And Disco Rap 1979-83

And so Soul Jazz move swiftly on, to the third volume in their ongoing BOOMBOX series; they have unearthed even more early indie hip-hop and electro gems here. Boombox 3 features a string of amazing, near-unknown New York rap artists, classic breaks, proto-electro and more. Reaching the early 1980s and now the first rap tunes outside New York em...view item »

Don Drummond / Jackie Mittoo
Heavenless / After Christmas

Soul Jazz have always excelled at putting together super-strong compilations of the finest old sounds, especially when it comes to reggae and dancehall. But sometimes you want to be able to spin the tunes old-school: one track per 12” side, all ready for DJing. This one will serve you well come the festive season, with Jackie...view item »
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Konkere Beats
Yoruba! Songs & Rhythms For The Yoruba Gods In Nigeria

The latest epic from Soul Jazz, Yoruba! Songs & Rhythms For The Yoruba Gods In Nigeria was newly recorded in Lagos, Nigeria by Konkere Beats. The record sees an assemblage of master drummers and singers performing polyrhythms; a heap of percussion -- Dundun Bata drums -- and deeply spiritual, sacred songs ...view item »

Various
Studio One Dub Plate Special

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Various
Deutsche Elektronische Musik: Experimental German Rock and Electronic Musik 1972-83

Soul Jazz waltz over to Germany now for their next exploration into all things interesting with their look at the Krautrock scene from 1972 to 1983. I thought this was gonna be a doddle doing this one. I thought I'd be able to do it without even listening to it but looking at the track listing it's a reasonably varied and unusual selection of track...view item »

Hieroglyphic Being
The Red Notes

Prolific producer and DJ Jamal Moss puts out another record under his primary Hieroglyphic Being alias. He expanded his horizons with a collaborative album We Are Not the First in 2015, learning from and working directly with Marshall Allen and&nb...view item »

Various
Brasil

A snapshot of a time and place of relative obscurity before globalised communication brought geographically disparate musical worlds together. 20 years after it was recorded, 'Brasil' is back on a repress, an essential document featuring a host of incredible musicians eking out the sound of a most vibrant nation....view item »

Various
Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3: Experimental German Rock And Electronic Music 1971-81

The third in Soul Jazz Records’ series of compilations exploring multifarious delights in the fertile world of 70s and early 80s German experimental rock, pop and electronic music. Several familiar names here - Popul Vuh, Cluster, Roedelius, Neu!, ...view item »

Various
Dancehall: The Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall Culture

Finally my personal most anticipated release of the year 'Dancehall - The Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall Culture' compilation on Soul Jazz has arrived and I'm relieved the wait is over. Available as a 2CD set or two separate volumes on double vinyl it is a fabulous snapshot of the genre's development from 1977 through to 1993. Basically stopping when i...view item »

Various
Studio One: Black Man's Pride

Soul Jazz take another fruitful dip into the amazing archives of Studio One, this time with black pride on their mind. What we have here is premium reggae, with artists like Alton Ellis, Horace Andy and The Heptones all represented, with both fan favourites and obscure cuts included. CD and LP e...view item »

Various
STUDIO ONE Supreme: Maximum 70s and 80s Early Dancehall Sounds

Two names synonymous with vintage Jamaican quality, Soul Jazz and Studio One, unite again for another smash hit compilation. Studio One Supreme: Maximum 70s and 80s Early Dancehall Sounds shows off some of the amazing music created when vocalists like Horace Andy and Alton Ellis converted old rhythms to...view item »

Various
Soul Of A Nation: Afro-Centric Visions in the Age of Black Power - Underground Jazz, Street Funk & The Roots of Rap 1968-79

Released in conjunction with a an art exhibition taking place at the Tate and Brooklyn Museum - Soul Of A Nation: Art In The The Age Of Black Power, linking the civil rights movement and the artists that personified it. Compilation including tracks from Gil Scott-Heron, Roy Ayers, David Mcknight...view item »

Various
Space, Energy & Light: Experimental Electronic And Acoustic Soundscapes 1961-88

Soul Jazz present a carefully-curated selection of forward-pushing experimental electronics from the years 1961 to 1988. Space, Energy & Light, which features music from the likes of Laurie Spiegel, Tod Dockstader and Carl Matthews, is focused on new age, musique concrete, and DIY c...view item »

Carlton & The Shoes
Love Me Forever / Never Let Go

Soul Jazz are already known and loved for their authoritative compilation reissues, especially the ones that mine the rich seams of the legendary Studio One Records’ archives. Now they are picking out a few classic cuts and giving them proper 45’ 7” single releases, just like back in the day. This edition in the series is by ro...view item »

Freddie McGregor / Dub Specialist
Bobby Bobylon / Hi Fashion Dub

Soul Jazz are already known and loved for their authoritative compilation reissues, especially the ones that mine the rich seams of the legendary Studio One Records’ archives. Now they are picking out a few classic cuts and giving them proper 45’ 7” single releases, just like back in the day. This one’s got remastered ver...view item »

Lord Tanamo / Jackie Mittoo
Keep On Moving / Totally Together

Soul Jazz are already known and loved for their authoritative compilation reissues, especially the ones that mine the rich seams of the legendary Studio One Records’ archives. Now they are picking out a few classic cuts and giving them proper 45’ 7” single releases, just like back in the day. A vocal version of Keep On Movi...view item »
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Sound Dimension
Soulful Strut / Time Is Tight

Soul Jazz are already known and loved for their authoritative compilation reissues, especially the ones that mine the rich seams of the legendary Studio One Records’ archives. Now they are picking out a few classic cuts and giving them proper 45’ 7” single releases, just like back in the day. Here we’ve got Sound ...view item »

The Abyssinians
Declaration Of Rights / Declaration Of Rights (Version)

Soul Jazz are already known and loved for their authoritative compilation reissues, especially the ones that mine the rich seams of the legendary Studio One Records’ archives. Now they are picking out a few classic cuts and giving them proper 45’ 7” single releases, just like back in the day. On this particular 45’ we&rsq...view item »

Various
Studio One Groups

Soul Jazz’s superlative catalogue of archival compilations goes deep and wide, but their Studio One series, documenting the musics of the renowned Jamaican label of the same name, remain some of their finest sets. Here we have a reissue of Studio One Groups, focusing on some of the amazing combos that passed through the Studio One...view item »

Various
Studio One Kings

Soul Jazz’s superlative catalogue of archival compilations goes deep and wide, but their Studio One series, documenting the musics of the renowned Jamaican label of the same name, remain some of their finest sets. Reissued here is Studio One Kings, which features blinding tracks from Burning Spear, Alton E...view item »

Various
Studio One Scorcher

Soul Jazz’s superlative catalogue of archival compilations goes deep and wide, but their Studio One series, documenting the reggae-derived musics of the renowned Jamaican label of the same name, remain some of their finest sets. Reissued here is Studio One Scorcher, a hot suite of instrumentals from the likes of Jackie Mit...view item »

Various
Studio One Soul 2

Soul Jazz’s superlative catalogue of archival compilations goes deep and wide, but their Studio One series, documenting the music of the renowned Jamaican label of the same name, remain some of their finest sets. Here we have a reissue of Studio One Soul 2, digging into the sweet and soulful corners of that fine fine archives. Thi...view item »

Various
Soul 70

Soul Jazz Records knock Record Store Day out of the park with this box of 7”s. 5 different artists, two tracks a piece, remastered and reissued in full glory. Tracks from Arnold Blair, Brief Encounter, Johnny Adams, Norma Jean, and Richard Brown. Some incr...view item »

Various
BOOMBOX 2: Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro And Disco Rap 1979-83

Soul Jazz delve into the buzzing world of early hip-hop, choosing records from the period 1979 to 1983 for your present day delectation. BOOMBOX 2: Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro And Disco Rap is full of funky-fresh delights from the likes of Harlem World Crew, Busy Bee and MC Rock Lovely...view item »

Various
Studio One Hi-Fi Special

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Various
Vodou Drums in Haiti 2: The Living Gods of Haiti – 21st Century Ritual Drums & Spirit Possession

Soul Jazz follow up on the 1996 album Vodou Drums In Haiti 1, with a new instalment, recorded in Port-Au-Prince with the same ensemble, the Drummers of the Société Absolument Guinin. The intensely interweaved patterns make for a very special listen, whether or not you are familiar with the underlying ritua...view item »

Various
HUSTLE! Reggae Disco - Kingston, London, New York

Here's a real favourite from the remarkable compilations catalogue of Soul Jazz: a set of funk & soul classics reimagined as reggae disco cuts. Some of the tracks on HUSTLE! Reggae Disco - Kingston, London, New York might be familiar to habitual Grand Theft Auto players, but this is music that makes an immediate impact. This 2017 re...view item »

Laraaji
Celestial Vibration

The endearing and inspiring Laraaji started glowing with Celestial Vibration, his first record, which was originally released on the edge of the '70s under his  other name, Edward Larry Gordon. It's a stunning show of his early innovations, which have now been basked in as the crowning achievement of...view item »

KaS Product
Black & Noir - Mutant Synth-Punk from France 1980-83

Soul Jazz present this compilation made up from early recordings of French experimental synth group KaS Product. Early EPs covering 1980 to 1983, many agree that the duo were leaders of the coldwave genre movement. Expect distorted and speedy drum machines, snarling synths and punk lyricism with riot calling delivery. FFO ...view item »

Various
New Orleans Soul: The Original Sound of New Orleans Soul 1960-76

‘New Orleans Soul: The Original Sound of New Orleans Soul 1960-76’ chronologically captures the various sounds of New Orleans soul covering 1960-76. The compilation has been ten years in the making, and features an expansive collection of music: ranging from the deep, gospel soul of Aaron Neville, Willie Tee and Robert Parker, t...view item »

Various
STUDIO ONE Rocksteady 2: The Soul Of Young Jamaica - Rocksteady, Soul And Early Reggae At Studio One

Another authoritative compilation from Soul Jazz, digging once again into the vaults of the seminal Studio One. Rocksteady 2: The Soul Of Young Jamaica collects the crucial cuts that defined rocksteady and the early reggae sound in the 60’s and early 70’s. Artists include Delroy Wilson, The Heptones...view item »

Various
PUNK 45: Les Punks: The French Connection. The First Wave Of Punk 1977-80

Including an array of bands spearheading their scene, such as Marie et Les Garcons, Metal Boys and Fantomes, this offering is a glorious celebration of the first wave of French punk. Brought to you by UK label Soul Jazz Records, the record truly captures the zeitgeist during an anarchic and feral time in music....view item »

Johnny Osbourne / Otis Gayle
We Need Love / I'll Be Around

Soul Jazz have always excelled at putting together super-strong compilations of the finest old sounds, especially when it comes to reggae and dancehall. But sometimes you want to be able to spin the tunes old-school: one track per 12” side, all ready for DJing. In which case, good news! A whole set of 12” reissues are landing, includ...view item »

Michigan & Smiley / Brentford Disco Set
Jah A De Creator / Rebel Disco

Soul Jazz always excel at putting together super-strong compilations of the finest old sounds, especially when it comes to reggae and dancehall. But sometimes you want to be able to spin the tunes old-school: one track per 12” side, cut extra deep for full DJ potential. In which case, good news! A whole set of 12” reissues are landin...view item »
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New Orleans Funk 4: Voodoo Fire In New Orleans 1951-75

The Soul Jazz team head to New Orleans for their latest high-grade compilation of rare old records. Volume 4 of the New Orleans Funk series takes in the period 1951 to 1975, when funky producers like Allen Toussaint and Eddie Bo were in their prime. Excellent music and a history lesson to boot. Vood...view item »

Johnny Osbourne / Heptones & The Sound Dimension
Time A Run Out / Got To Fight

Soul Jazz have always excelled at assembling super-strong compilations of the finest old sounds, especially when it comes to reggae and dancehall. But sometimes you want the tracks to stand proudly on their own, on DJ-friendly 12”s. Enter this series of remastered 12” singles! Two great cuts from Johnny Osbourne and ...view item »
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Betty Harris
The Lost Queen Of New Orleans Soul

Despite working with some of the greatest on the New Orleans scene including Lee Dorsey, The Meters, and Allen Toussaint, Betty Harris never broke through commercially. She retired in 1970 and re-emerged in 2005, here we have a collection of her singles made and released 1964 to...view item »

Horace Andy / Dub Specialist
Skylarking / Sky Rhythm

Soul Jazz were given access to the back catalogue of Studio One Records for this series of reissued 45’s: so that’s highlights of one of the best reggae labels ever, picked out by some of the best selectors. Skylarking / Sky Rhythm is a beautiful classic, featuring the angelic vocals of ...view item »
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Tee Mac featuring Marjorie Barnes
Night Illusion

Originally released in 1980, 'Night Illusion' is an Afro soul classic that's ventured deeper into obscurity over the years, and still remains relatively unknown outside of Nigeria. Once impossibly hard to find - thanks to Soul Jazz Records, the enigmatic Tee Mac and the lost 'Night Illusion' sees the light of day once more for those who missed i...view item »

Various
NIGERIA SOUL FEVER - Afro Funk, Disco And Boogie: West African Disco Mayhem!

The weight of fantastic 1970’s Nigerian music being discovered in recent years by non-Nigerians (much of this music was never exported at all) has grown so great that authoritative compilers Soul Jazz have had to step in with this hefty set. Nigeria Soul Fever - Afro Funk, Disco And Boogie: West African Disco Mayhem!...view item »

Brentford All Stars / IM & The Sound Dimension
Greedy G / Love Jah

Soul Jazz were given access to the back catalogue of Studio One Records for this series of reissued 45’s: so that’s highlights of one of the best reggae labels ever, picked out by some of the best selectors. Here, 2 crews face off in friendly competition on different sides of the vinyl: Brentford All Stars...view item »
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Dawn Penn / Jackie Mittoo
No, No, No / Ghetto Organ

Soul Jazz were given access to the back catalogue of Studio One Records for this series of reissued 45’s: so that’s highlights of one of the best reggae labels ever, picked out by some of the best selectors. Here, Dawn Penn’s No, No, No is paired with Ghetto Organ by Jackie Mittoo...view item »

Marcia Griffiths / Dub Specialist
Feel Like Jumping / Feel Like Jumping Pt. 2

Soul Jazz were given access to the back catalogue of Studio One Records for this series of reissued 45’s: so that’s highlights of one of the best reggae labels ever, picked out by some of the best selectors. Feel Like Jumping, presented here in parts one and two, is a lovely laid-back skanking classic from Marcia Gri...view item »

Norma White
I Want Your Love / Version

Soul Jazz were given access to the back catalogue of Studio One Records for this series of reissued 45’s: so that’s highlights of one of the best reggae labels ever, picked out by some of the best selectors. This one is a dubby version of the Chic disco banger I Want Your Love, lovingly performed by ...view item »
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Nigeria Freedom Sounds! Calypso, Highlife, Juju & Apala: Popular Music and The Birth of Independent Nigeria 1960-63

After independence came in 1960, Nigeria’s music scene immediately flourished in numerous directions. Nigeria Freedom Sounds! Calypso, Highlife, Juju & Apala: Popular Music and The Birth of Independent Nigeria 1960-63 is one of those reliably stellar Soul Jazz compilations, surveying the period with an expert eye. The double L...view item »

Various
Coxsone's Music 2: The Sound Of Young Jamaica - More Early Cuts From The Vaults Of Studio One 1959-63

An eclectic compilation showcasing a huge array of musical styles, from jazz and gospel to Jamaican R& B and Rastafarian, 'The Sound of Young Jamaica' is a collection of legendary producer Clement Dodd's early recording work in the 50s and early 60s. Featuring early performances from Bob Marley and the Wailers, plus many more. Out on triple ...view item »

Various
VENEZUELA 70: Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth - Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 1970s

Featuring artists not much known outside of the country(Soul Jazz doing what they do best), such as Vytas Brenner, Angel Rada, Pablo Schneider and Miguel Angel Fuster, who through the 70s brought Venezuelan experimental rock to the forefront of experimental by incorporating elem...view item »

Various
Studio One Dub Fire Special

You know your dub reggae? Then you’ll know about Studio One, one of the true homes of the genre. Studio One Dub Fire Special trawls the studio archives for sterling examples by Brentford All-Stars and Leroy Sibbles...view item »

Africans With Mainframes
K.M.T.

Africans With Mainframes is the pairing of Jamal Moss (aka Hieroglyphic Being) and his Chicago buddy Noleian Reusse. After stacks of quality 12”s over the last decade, 2016 sees the release of their first full-length album, K.M.T., and what a blast it is. The high...view item »

Various
BOOMBOX: Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro and Disco Rap 1979-82

Soul Jazz continue to do what they do best. BoomBox compiles a load of the small independent beat makers that made up the first wave of hip hop between 1979-1982. This is the sound most will know as Old School. Featuring the likes of Master Jay, Portable Patrole, The Willie Wood Crew, ...view item »

Count Ossie & The Rasta Family
Man From Higher Heights

Count Ossie died in 1976, but that didn’t stop his Rasta Family from releasing this album in 1983. The exact provenance of the recordings presented on Man From Higher Heights is not entirely clear, but either way, this slab of rhythm-heavy roots music has the Rastafari spirit of the Count...view item »

Various
Disco 2: A Further Fine Selection of Independent Disco, Modern Soul and Boogie 1976-80 

Disco 2: A Further Fine Selection of Independent Disco, Modern Soul and Boogie 1976-80, to give it its lovely full title, is a premium collection of just that, compiled by the good sorts at Soul Jazz. Plenty of gorgeous material you might not have heard here. Released as two separate double LPs, or as a double CD set....view item »

Various
PUNK 45: Chaos In The City Of Angels And Devils - Hollywood From X To Zero & Hardcore On The Beaches: Punk In Los Angeles 1977-81

Another buy-on-sight Soul Jazz compilation. The team have turned their curator’s eye to the explosion of daring, noisy and DIY L.A. hardcore punk music. Between 1977 and 1981 underground punk in Los Angeles thrived, but was ignored by major labels. Not that this stopped any of the groups, including The Flesh Eaters...view item »

The Skatalites
Skatalites: Independence Ska and the Far East Sound – Original Ska Sounds from The Skatalites 1963-65

The Skatalites were the house band for Studio One Records, which means that they turn up on most of your favourite reggae and ska records whether you know it or not. Independence Ska and the Far East Sound compiles some of the tracks they recorded in their own right, exploring Don Drummond’s &lsqu...view item »

Denise Darlington / Tyrone Taylor
Feel So Good / Rightful Rebel

Not satisfied with gathering up the finest old singles for their essential compilations, Soul Jazz are now straight-up reissuing the 45’s themselves on 7” vinyl. This selection from the vault of the classic Studio One label includes one sun-bleached cut each from Denise Darlington and Tyrone Taylor. ...view item »
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Dub Specialist / Alton Ellis
Dub Creation / Alton's Groove

Not satisfied with gathering up the finest old singles for their essential CD / vinyl compilations, Soul Jazz are now straight-up reissuing the 45’s themselves, in the same format on which they were originally released. Here’s a pair of classic Studio One reggae cuts, from Dub Specialist and Alton Ellis...view item »

Horace Andy / Jackie Mittoo
See A Man's Face / One Step Beyond

Not satisfied with gathering up the finest old singles for their essential compilations, Soul Jazz are now straight-up reissuing the 45’s themselves on 7” vinyl. This selection from the Studio One vault includes one cut each from Jackie Mittoo and Massive Attack collaborator Horace Andy...view item »
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Africa / Congo Rock
The Gaylads / The Sound Dimension

Not satisfied with gathering up the finest old singles for their essential CD / vinyl compilations, Soul Jazz are now straight-up reissuing the 45’s themselves, on the 7” format they were born for. The Gaylads’ Africa and The Sound Dimension’s Congo Rock are both firm fa...view item »
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Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari
Tales of Mozambique

Soul Jazz records return with another impeccably curated, designed and pressed package of spiritual reggae and roots music. Tales of Mozambique by Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari is a long out of print and groundbreaking set of Rastafarian traditional music that helped lay t...view item »
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Studio One Showcase: The Sound Of Studio One in the 1970s

Essential reggae / dub / dancehall compiling from Soul Jazz, as you should expect. Studio One Showcase: The Sound Of Studio One in the 1970’s does just that, with artists like Horace Andy, Lone Ranger, The Heptones and plenty more captured at the peak of their powers in the best s...view item »

Various
New York Noise: Dance Music From The New York Underground 1977-1982

Reissue of Soul Jazz’s classic compilation New York Noise: Dance Music From The New York Underground 1977-1982. As the subtitle should signal to you, this is some sharp groovy action, from incredible artists including Theoretical Girls, Dinosaur L and Alan Vega. New tracklist for ...view item »

Horace Andy / Jackie Mittoo
Mr Bassie / Napoleon Solo

Some great reggae/dancehall reissues from the great Studio One label, remastered here by the great Soul Jazz Records. Sounds great! Here we have Mr Bassie by Horace Andy backed with Napoleon Solo by Jackie Mittoo. Some classic chilled reggae wit...view item »
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Johnny Osbourne / Prince Jazzbo
Truth & Rights / Crabwalking

Some great reggae/dancehall reissues from the great Studio One label, remastered here by the great Soul Jazz Records. Sounds great! Here we have Truth & Rights from Johnny Osbourne and Crabwalking from Prince Jazzbo. Truth & Rights is a ...view item »
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Leroy Sibbles / Norma Frazier
Express Yourself / Respect

Some great reggae/dancehall reissues from the great Studio One label, remastered here by the great Soul Jazz Records. Sounds great! Here we have Express Yourself by Leroy Sibbles backed with Respect from Norma Frazier. Leroy Sibbles’ regga...view item »
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The Skatalites / Dub Specialist
Man In The Street / Banana Walk

Some great reggae/dancehall reissues from the great Studio One label, remastered here by the great Soul Jazz Records. Sounds great! Here we have Man in the Street by The Skatalites backed with Banana Walk by Dub Specialists. Man in the Street is...view item »
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Hieroglyphic Being
The Acid Documents

Previously only available as a CD of only 100 copies, the fantastic Soul Jazz Records bring us The Acid Documents by Hieroglyphic Being on coloured double vinyl LP limited to 1000 copies. The music is a collection of odd-ball, DIY-electronica with echoes of Frankie Knuckles and ...view item »
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Coxsone’s Music: The First Recordings Of Sir Coxsone The Downbeat 1960-63

Coxsone’s Music: The First Recordings of Sir Coxsone the Downbeat 1960-63 is a new compilation that gathers together Jamaican proto-ska, R&B, Jazz, Rastafari and Gospel recorded by Clement Dodd before he founded the legendary Studio One Records. Sir Coxsone The Downbeat was the name of Dodd&rs...view item »

Various
100% Dynamite! Ska, Soul, Rocksteady and Funk in Jamaica

100% Dynamite: Ska, Soul, Rocksteady and Funk in Jamaica is apparently the best-selling release on the illustrious Soul Jazz roster, and stands as the seminal example of classic American-influenced Jamaican music. This reissue is specially expanded to include a few extra tracks. Crucial material on CD or double LP....view item »

Various
Rastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 - From Nyabinghi, Burro and Grounation to Roots and Revelation

Soul Jazz, true pros of the art of the compilation, turn their attention to Rastafari music with Rastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 - From Nyabinghi, Burro and Grounation to Roots and Revelation. Some fantastic material here: plenty of reggae-originating sounds, but cosmic afro-jazz and other stuff turns up as well....view item »

Various
Sounds Of The Universe: Art + Sound

The legendary Soul Jazz label here releases two different sets of exclusive tracks: one load from editions formerly limited only to their Sounds of The Universe record store, one load brand new. Major players here: Heatsick, Hieroglyphic Being, Kassem Mosse… Available as a double...view item »

Various
Nu Yorica! Culture Clash In New York City: Experiments In Latin Music 1970-77

Featuring a raft of seminal latin artists such as Eddie Palmieri, Joe Bataan and Machito, Nu Yorica! Culture Clash In New York City: Experiments In Latin Music 1970-77 gets a 20th anniversary reissue in all its fiesty glory. One of the most critically acclaimed releases from the Soul Ja...view item »
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Popol Vuh
Kailash

‘Kailash’ is a collection of compositions by Florian Fricke of German seventies krautrock band Popol Vuh, who wrote the soundtracks to several cult classic Werner Herzog films including ‘Aguirre The Wrath Of God’, ‘Nosferatu’ and ‘Fitzcaraldo’. The album includes previously unreleased compilation o...view item »
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PUNK 45: Burn, Rubber City, Burn - Akron, Ohio: Punk and the Decline of the Mid-West 1975-80

Whereas the first two Punk 45 collections focused on categories as broad as ‘America’ and ‘Britain’, this release is one of two that closely document specific scenes: here, we have 5 years in the punk-life of Akron, Ohio. Typically lovely Soul Jazz cover art and liner notes, and a whole host of amazing music, inc...view item »

Various
PUNK 45: Extermination Nights in the Sixth City - Cleveland, Ohio: Punk and the Decline of the Mid-West 1975-82

While the first two Punk 45 collections concentrated on ‘America’ and ‘Britain’ respectively, this release is one of two that burrow down deep into the punk of a specific city at a specific time. Here, we have 7 years in the punk-life of Cleveland, Ohio. With bands you know (Pere Ubu), and plenty...view item »

Various
90 Degrees of Shade: Hot Jump-Up Island Sounds From The Caribbean - Mambo, Calypso, Goombay, Mento, Merengue, Cult and Compas Music

Compilation of various Caribbean musical styles and flavours from the 50s and 60s, brought to you by Soul Jazz records. Featuring artists from Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Jamaica, and an impressively ecclectic mix of Calypso, Mento (early Jamaican reggae), mambo and more. Available on heavyweight double vinyl gatefold or CD....view item »

Various
Black Fire! New Spirits! Deep and Radical Jazz in the USA 1957-75

This compilation attempts to elucidate the versatility and transience of jazz music through the '60s and '70s in America, when the civil rights movement was in full swing and the sounds around it were constantly changing. With 'Black Fire! New Spirits! Deep and Radical Jazz in the USA 1957-75', Soul Jazz Records highlights music from acts such a...view item »

Soul Jazz Records Present
90 Degrees of Shade: Image and Identity in the West Indies: Over 100 Years of Photography in the Caribbean

'90 Degrees Of Shade: Image and Identity In The West Indies' encompasses a century of Caribbean history in an extensive collection of photography that attempts to show the region in every little and significant detail, from its political and colonial fractures to its independence. The book was compiled by Paul Gilroy....view item »

Tradisyon Ka
Soul Jazz Records Presents Gwo Ka: Music Of Guadeloupe, West Indies

Soul Jazz continue their study of classic Caribbean sounds here with an LP from Tradisyon Ka, a contemporary example of the Gwo Ka music of Guadeloupe. In a region populated largely by the ancestors of forcibly relocated African slaves, Guadeloupe is unusual in that it is still a Euro-spending, croissant-eating department of France, and the Gwo ...view item »

Various
No Seattle: Forgotten Sounds Of The North-West Grunge Era 1986-97

If you're a grunge fanatic and feel like learning everything you could possibly learn about the North-West scene that graced the world from the late 80s right through to the decline of the 90s, you should probably listen to 'No Seattle: Forgotten Sounds Of The North-West Grunge Era 1986-97'. This massive collection brings together and maps the b...view item »

Various
Soul Jazz Records Presents: Studio One Rocksteady

Another sterling compilation from Soul Jazz, this one delving into rocksteady, soul, and early forms of reggae. You know that these guys can curate a comp, and sure enough Studio One Rocksteady is fully stocked with classic sounds, from the likes of Alton Ellis, John Holt, and T...view item »

Various
Soul Jazz Records presents Voguing: Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene in New York City 1989-92

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Soul Jazz Records Presents: Studio One Story

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Arthur Russell
The World Of Arthur Russell

The World of Arthur Russell is the 2004 compilation which captures the breadth of Russell’s musical capabilities. From the banging New York disco cuts, to his more introspective and experimental cello-centric songs, Soul Jazz have created something for both long-time fans and interested beginners....view item »

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