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Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band
Obiaa!

Meaning ‘Everybody!’ in Ghanaian, Obiaa! is the sophomore album from Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band. Arriving four years after their energising debut, the double-LP promises an insight into the country’s musical soul, led by the brilliant 72 year old singer Pat Thomas, known as the ‘Golden Voice of Africa’. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT201LP)
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  • CD (STRUT201CD)

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids
An Angel Fell

The well travelled and long-enduring Pyramids, led by sax man Idris Ackamoor, ready a new record of fantasy-filtered allegory. An Angel Fell is a jazz record in protest of our environmental complacency. Recorded in a week, it's another intense marvel from a group who still managed to release one of our favourite records of its year in We Be All Africans.
  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT164LP)
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  • CD (STRUT164CD)

Oneness of Juju
African Rhythms 1970-1982

African Rhythms 1970-1982 is a triple-LP / double-CD compilation tracing the career of Plunky J. Branch’s Oneness of Juju across their many iterations. An expansion of an existing compilation dating from 2001, with liner notes by Chris Menist, the music within has been has been highly sought-after by rare groove collectors and DJs for years. 
  • CD (STRUT233CD)
  • Vinyl Triple LP (STRUT233LP)

Mulatu Astatke
New York – Addis – London: The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975


  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT51LP)

Lon Moshe & Southern Freedom Arkestra
Love Is Where The Spirit Lies

Strut delivers an international reissue for one of the most sought-after albums from Black Fire’s treasured catalogue. Originally released in 1977, ‘Love Is Where The Spirit Lies’ by Lon Moshe & Southern Freedom Arkestra drew from the label’s hugely talented roster of personnel. The result was an intoxicating brew of soul, jazz and funk which addressed the aftermath of the civil rights movement.
  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT239LP)
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Various
Soul Love Now: The Black Fire Records Story 1975-1993

The first ever compilation to bring together classics and deep cuts from the critically lauded Black Fire label over its 18-year history from 1975 to 1993, Soul Love Now tells the story of one of the most characterful black independent labels in American history, and features ten dazzling tracks from the likes of Oneness of Juju, Wayne Davis and Experience Unlimited. 
  • CD (STRUT238CD)
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  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT238LP)

Sun Ra
Egypt 1971

Sun Ra took his legendary Arkestra over to Egypt in 1971 to play a series of concerts which were later released on three LPs throughout the 1970s. This collection includes all of those releases plus two further albums of previously unreleased material. It also includes photos and liner notes as an all encompassing document of the man from saturn's sojourn in the desert. 
  • CD box set (STRUT209CD)

Sun Ra
Dark Myth Equation Visitation

Experimental cosmic jazz master Sun Ra took his Arkestra to Egypt in the early 1970s. During the tour a number of live recordings were made. 'Dark Myth Equation Visitation', also known as 'Live In Egypt Vol. 1' or 'Nature’s God', was recorded in 1971. Side one of the LP features a recording of a TV performance, including an interview, and side two fronts tracks recorded during a concert in Heliopolis near Cairo.
  • Vinyl LP (STRUT227LP)

Sun Ra
Nidhamu

'Nidhamu' is one of a number of albums that cosmic jazz wanderer Sun Ra recorded during an Egyptian tour in 1971. Side one features songs from a concert in Cairo with his Astro-Intergalactic-Infinity Arkestra whilst side two fronts a solo keyboard performance which was recorded a week earlier. Remastered from original tapes for this release on Strut.
  • Vinyl LP (STRUT228LP)

Sun Ra Arkestra
Swirling

Jazz legend Sun Ra died in 1993. Following a spell under the leadership of John Gilmore, his Sun Ra Arkestra has been led by free jazz whizz Marshall Allen. Swirling is the Arkestra’s first new album since 1999’s Song For The Sun. Reworkings of classics such as ‘Angels And Demons At Play’, ‘Satellites Are Spinning’, ‘Door Of The Cosmos’ and ‘Rocket No. 9’ are blended with some more obscure deep cuts and are intended to bring joy to a troubled world.
  • CD (STRUT153CD)
  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT153LPC)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

Alostmen
Kologo

Formed by Stevo Atambire and Wanlov The Kubolor a couple of years ago in the aftermath of a period spent touring together in different outfits, Alostmen present their debut studio album. The pair operate at the cutting-edge of Ghana’s kologo music ever since, and the 'Kologo' LP is based around the Frafra traditions of the titular instrument, a kind of lute-like stringed instrument, but mixes its sounds with hip-hop and reggae influences. 

Nubiyan Twist
Freedom Fables

Soul-jazz collective Nubiyan Twist follow up 2019’s 'Jungle Run' with 'Freedom Fables'. The album features a number of guest musicians, something which expands the band’s already far-reaching sound. Vocalist and regular collaborator Cherise, sax player Soweto Kinch and Ghanian legend Pat Thomas all contribute whilst Ria Moran, a new vocal talent, gets her first taste of the limelight. Good stuff like.
  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT225LP)
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  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT225LPC)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids
Shaman!

69 year old jazz auteur Idris Ackamoor returns with his influential band The Pyramids on Shaman!, a stunning return to his strongest form since their 1970s heyday. While the current line-up features a number of the group’s founding members, it feels like a fresh, new formulation, the tracks taking on a poignant urgency in the context of the coronavirus crisis. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT214LP)
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  • CD (STRUT214CD)

Greg Foat
Symphonie Pacifique

Symphonie Pacifique by Greg Foat sees the jazz pianist building a cinematic soundscape aided by harp, tubular bells, choirs, bass palyed by Phil Achille, congas played by Eric Young, and breakbeats courtesy of Moses Boyd and library music legend Duncan Lamont. It was recorded in London, Edinburgh and Gothenburg. An international affair. On Strut.
  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT212LP)
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  • CD (STRUT212CD)

Patrice Rushen
Posh

Patrice Rushen was perhaps better known as an arranger and pianist who worked behind the scenes with other artists at the time of her 1980 album Posh but she had released a series of low key records under her own name throughout the 1970s. She was working with a small group of musicians who she trusted and it is through loose jamming that the ideas for Posh would come about. She went on to be better known for her subsequent hit Forget-Me-Nots. A classic if ever there was one and a record that Posh paved the way for. 
  • Vinyl LP (STRUT220LP)
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  • CD (STRUT220CD)

Onipa
We No Be Machine

Supergoup Onipa arrive on a funky wave of Afro-grooves and ferocious energy with a bunch of electronic equipment. They feature K.O.G. known for Kweku of Ghana of KOG and the Zongo Brigade and Tom Excell & Finn Booth of Nubiyan Twist along with Dwayne Klivington of Wonky Logic. We No Be Machine is an album that will make you wanna dance. 
  • CD (STRUT217CD)
  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT217LP)

Various
Cadence Revolution: Disques Debs International Vol. 2

Cadence Revolution is the second instalment in a planned series of compilations that are excavating the archives of French Caribbean label Disques Debs International. Featuring the likes of Super Vikings and Guy Conquette, Volume 2 focusses on the development of the unique ‘Cadence’ sound during the 1970s, which resolved myriad influences into a Pan-Caribbean blend of styles and musical traditions that resonated for years afterwards. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT189LP)
  • CD (STRUT189CD)

Tribe
Hometown: Detroit Sessions 1990-2014

Hometown is the first ever compilation to focus on the latter-day recordings of acclaimed Detroit jazz collective Tribe. Released on single CD or double LP, the 10-track set takes rare and unreleased recordings from founder Wendell Harrison’s own studio and the SereNgeti Gallery & Cultural Center from 1990 through to 2014. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT210LP)
  • CD (STRUT210CD)

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Alefa Madagascar - Salegy, Soukous & Soul 1974 - 1984

Throughout the recent glut of reissues and compilations that have focussed on African music from the 70’s and 80’s the country of Madagascar has been strangely absent. Strut Records finally set that right with Alefa Madagascar, a deluxe set that focuses on the salegy, soukous and soul sounds of the island nation. With radio bringing music from neighbouring nations like South Africa and Kenya, and the Discomad label championing the best local talent, the result was a musical style that has the propulsive grooves of other sub-Saharan pop styles while also adding in curious rhythmic and textural flourishes.
  • CD (STRUT207CD)
  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT207LP)

The Souljazz Orchestra
Chaos Theories

Canadian musical collective The Souljazz Orchestra present their ninth studio album Chaos Theories. Steeped in their regular blend of soul, jazz and funk, the band’s latest effort takes time to address the political upheaval in the western world, masterminded by their leader Pierre Chrètien. 
  • Vinyl LP (STRUT208LP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (STRUT208CD)

Miriam Makeba
Pata Pata

The definitive version of a scandalously overlooked gem of the late Sixties. Meaning “touch touch” in the Xhosa language, Miriam Makeba’s Pata Pata was spearheaded by the Billboard success of its title track as a single in late 1967, and came about through the patronage of legendary singer and activist Harry Belafonte. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT180LP)

Patrice Rushen
Remind Me - The Classic Elektra Recordings 1976-1984

Superb compilation from Strut here that focuses on disco pioneer Patrice Rushden. Remind Me - The Classic Elektra Recordings 1976-1984 fronts the singles, 12” edits and fan favourites that Rushden cut for Elektra back in the day. Remastered from the original tapes, much of this is bespoke, classy disco straight from the source. Some cracking ballads are scattered across the album too. Remind Me is also a great one to play ‘spot the sample’ with. Contains 'Forget Me Nots'.
  • CD (STRUT205CD)

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Nigeria 70: No Wahala: Highlife, Afro-Funk & Juju 1973-1987

Yes. Great news. Strut have been good to us in their two decades as a label, and one of the undisputed highlights of their catalogue is the Nigeria 70 series. As such, it makes perfect sense that Strut should grace us with a new instalment as part of their 20th birthday celebrations. No Wahala: Highlife, Afro-Funk & Juju 1973-1987 is another peerless collection of Lagos boogie tunes. Features Sir Victor Uwaifo, International Brothers Band and Etubom Rex Williams among others.
  • CD (STRUT197CD)

Various
Sofrito - Tropical Discotheque


  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT70LP)

Sun Ra
Singles (The Definitive 45s Collection Vol. 1: 1952-1991)

Definitive collection gets bandied about quite a lot, but this one is undeniably so. Covering the singles from Sun Ra released between 1952 and 1991. All remastered and packaged with rare photos, the original artworks, and session notes track by track. A pretty good way of learning the mysterious and mental ins and outs of the inimitable Sun Ra.
  • CD box set (STRUT148CD)

Various
JD Twitch presents Kreaturen der Nacht

JD Twitch of Optimo has been hard at work in the vinyl mines of early eighties Germany, and he’s come up trumps with this collection of rare favourites! Kreaturen der Nacht is a showcase of DIY post-punk music from bands like Leben Und Arbeiten and Welktklang, in some cases in the form of tracks never previously reissued. Presented in remastered form with lots of artist info, interviews and photos. On Strut.
  • CD (STRUT196CD)

Various
Disques Debs International Volume 1

Disques Debs is a Guadeloupean label that has run from the 1950’s to the present day: this new Strut compilation, volume one in a proposed series, focuses its attentions on the period 1960 to 1972 and is brimming over with beautiful Carribean big bands, bolero and biguine; and that's just for starters. High grade archival compilation on CD and LP, presented alongside excellent liner notes and photography.
  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT187LP)

Ebo Taylor
Life Stories - Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1973-1980


  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT72LP)

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Black Times

Seun Kuti is slowly maturing under the wings of the Egypt 80 orchestra he inherited from old man Fela. Carrying his dad’s political feathers, he’s made Black Times a conscious and global effort, filled with long songs, soulful solos, engaged lyrics, and afrobeat rhythms that you can not sit still to.
  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT163LP)
  • CD (STRUT163CD)

Sun Ra And His Arkestra
To Those Of Earth… And Other Worlds

To Those of Earth….and Other Worlds is a compilation of Sun Ra and his Arkestra chosen by DJ Giles Peterson. Sun Ra is a true original - a Jazz eccentric decked out in gold lame who apparently came from outer space. His commitment to music is not to be questioned however, due to his massive 125 album back catalogue. This collection follows up the In The Orbit Of Ra compilation which featured tracks chosen by avant-garde saxophonist, Marshall Allen.
  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT125LP)
  • CD (STRUT125CD)

Various
Dance Mania: Ghetto Madness

A lesson in all things electronic, dancing and grooving on Dance Mania: Ghetto Madness. It's a glimpse into the ghetto house scene in Illinois in the '90's, with hot tips from many of the big DJ's and producers who were kickin' it. Gritty, minimal and booty shaking as hell, this one will freak the dance floor out in the best way possible. Out on double vinyl LP and CD from Strut.
  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT120LP)

Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band
Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band

Boy, highlife really is the most gorgeous of genres isn’t it? Pat Thomas has been playing it for years and years, and this shows in the effortless grace and groove of his new album with Kwashibu Area Band, a group made up of old allies of Thomas, including Tony Allen! Happy excellence, on Strut.
  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT126LP)

Walter Gibbons
Jungle Music


  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT66LP)

Sun Ra
Horizon

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Shina Williams & His African Percussionists
Agboju Logun

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Pat Thomas
Coming Home

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Nubiyan Twist
Jungle Run

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Sir Shina Peters
Sewele

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Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids
We Be All Africans

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Feeling Kréyol
Las Palé

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Nubiyan Twist
Tell It To Me Slowly

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Oneness of Juju
African Rhythms

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Mulatu Astatke & His Ethiopian Quintet
Afro Latin Soul Vol. 2

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Mulatu Astatke & His Ethiopian Quintet
Afro-Latin Soul

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Mulatu Astatke
Afro Latin Soul Vol. 2

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The Beginning Of The End
Funky Nassau

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Beginning Of The End
Beginning Of The End

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The Beginning of the End
Fishman

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Sun Ra
Of Abstract Dreams

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Orchestre Les Mangelepa
Last Band Standing

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Various
Afro-Rock Volume One

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Sun Ra
In Some Far Place: Roma ‘77

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The Souljazz Orchestra
Under Burning Skies

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Sun Ra
Discipline 27-II

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Kondi Band
Salone

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Mulatu Astatke
Mulatu of Ethiopia

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Joe King Kologbo & The High Grace
Sugar Daddy

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Various
Aloha Got Soul

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Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, Henrik Schwarz
Ene Nyame ’A’ Mensuro (Henrik Schwarz Mixes)

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Kanaku Y El Tigre
Quema Quema Quema

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Orlando Julius with The Heliocentrics
Jaiyede Afro

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Various
Dance Mania 'Revival Traxx' EP

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Haiti Direct

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Black Rio

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Fac. Dance 02

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Sofrito -International Soundclash

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Fela Kuti
Fela Kuti Live In Detroit 1986

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Trevor Jackson Presents Metal Dance EP

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Ebo Taylor
Appia Kwa Bridge

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Mighty Sparrow
Sparrowmania

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Mulatu Astatke/ Heliocentrics
Inspiration Information

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Horse Meat Disco III

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Dennis Coffey
Ubiquitous

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Dennis Coffey
All Your Goodies Are Gone

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Dennis Coffey
Dennis Coffey

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Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou
Cotonou Club

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Sofrito : Tropical Discotheque Sampler

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Arthur's Landing
Arthur’s Landing

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