Death Is Not The End Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records

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If I Had a Pair of Wings: Jamaican Doo Wop, Vol. 3

The third and final instalment of Death Is Not The End’s series of cassette compilations documenting the doo-wop and R&B records coming out of Jamaica in the late Fifties/early Sixties. ‘If I Had A Pair Of Wings: Jamaican Doo Wop, Vol. 3’ provides a snapshot of the island’s burgeoning scene at the time, one where artists transformed U.S. singles into proto-reggae diamonds.

Hiski Salomaa
Longing for Freedom

The eighteen songs on ‘Longing For Freedom’ were recorded between the late 1920s and early 1930s for Columbia by Finnish-American songwriter Hiski Salomaa - indeed, this record represents his complete body of work. Associated with the labour movement, these songs of working life as an immigrant in pre-war America resonated with his intended audience.
  • Tape (DEATH037)
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Various
If I Had a Pair of Wings: Jamaican Doo Wop, Vol. 2

A new Death Is Not The End tape is always something to get excited about, but when you learn that the label’s latest drop is a new instalment of their If I Had A Pair Of Wings: Jamaican Doo Wop series then the anticipation ramps up even further. Following on from 2018’s Volume 1, this release is another collection of tunes cut in Jamaica during the late 50’s and early 60’s. With ska and roots yet to fully take hold, sounds from the U.S. - r&b, early soul, doo wop - are given a Kingston twist by artists like Prince Buster. As is often the case with reissues via Death Is Not The End, many of the cuts here have a deliciously haunted vibe about them.
  • Tape (DEATH028)
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Death Is Not The End
Bristol Pirates

Back in 2018 Death Is Not The End contributed to the Blowing Up The Workshop online mix series. Bristol Pirates constituted something of a left-turn for Death Is Not The End, moving away from early 20th-Century recordings and focussing on the pirate radio sounds of 80’s/90’s/00’s Bristol. Now the hour-long mix has been made available on cassette. As one might expect we find plenty of jungle, dub and trip-hop here, and the whole thing is imbued with the curious ghostliness that characterises Death Is Not The End’s work.
  • Tape (DEATH031)
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Aziz Balouch
Sufi Hispano-Pakistani

A four-track EP excavating some rare recordings from Aziz Balouch, Sufi Hispano-Pakistani sees the talented musician forging the music of his homeland of Pakistan with that of the Iberian peninsula, where he moved in the early 1930s. These recordings are from 1962, way before any notions of ‘fusion’ in music had entered the mainstream. 
  • Vinyl 7" (DEATH036)

Various
If I Had a Pair of Wings: Jamaican Doo Wop, Vol. 1

Essential collection of Jamaican doo wop and R&B dating from the 50s to the early 60s. What’s really exciting here is the early of traces ska emerging from what may initially appear to be a replication of American sounds. Many of the artists here would become essential in the development of ska and reggae, such as Alton Ellis and Jimmy Cliff. It documents a moment of transition, a key part of Jamaican musical history. The cassette is put out by Death is Not The End.
  • Tape (DEATH025)
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Various
The Sun Is Setting on the World

Rebetika is a form of urban Greek music. The Sun Is Setting On The World collects together songs from the rebetika movement recorded between the 1930s and the 1950s. The songs are all dark in their subject matter with sorrow, loss, poverty and the end of the world hanging heavy in their lyrics. Tape on Death Is Not The End.
  • Tape (DEATH033)

The Hers
Tough Cunt

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Various
The Storm of Life

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Kouta Katsutaro
Kouta Katsutaro

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Ercilia Costa
My Torment

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Various
Bury Me in a Corner of the Yard

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George Katsaros
George Katsaros: Greek Blues in America, Vol. 1

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East of the Valley Blues
EOTVB

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Henry Caravan
A SHRINE TO A RADIATOR

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Kostas Dousas
Kostas Dousas: Greek Blues in America, Vol. 2

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Violeta Parra
La Cueca Presentada por Violeta Parra

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East of the Valley Blues
Fayet

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NiƱa de la Puebla
I'm Always Crying

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Various
Peace in the Valley

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Various
The World Is Going Wrong

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The Kossoy Sisters
Bowling Green

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Angola Prison Spirituals

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Various
Death May Be Your Christmas Gift

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Washington Phillips
Washington Phillips

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Horace Sprott
Ain't This a Mean World

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Rev. Edward W. Clayborn
I Have a Home in the Sky

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Sister O.M. Terrell
Sister O.M. Terrell

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Various
Murderers' Home

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