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Four Weeks: Funk Soul & Jazz

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100 Proof (reissue)
Cat: DEMREC 610. Rel: 24 Jul 20
  1. Everything Good Is Bad (4:53)
  2. Since You Been Gone (3:49)
  3. Nothing Sweeter Than Love (3:23)
  4. Ghetto Girl (3:50)
  5. Words (3:59)
  6. I Don't Care If I Never Get Over You (3:58)
  7. Don't Scratch Where It Don't Itch (3:49)
  8. Don't You Wake Me (3:40)
  9. Never My Love (4:07)
 in stock $19.33
Sons Of Ethiopia
Sons Of Ethiopia (limited LP + booklet) (1 per customer)
Cat: FRB 007. Rel: 30 Jul 20
  1. Anhi Bale Game (5:16)
  2. Bhta's Highlife (6:02)
  3. Tez Alegn Yetintu (7:52)
  4. Kalatashew Waga (5:28)
  5. Wed Enate (4:56)
  6. Samba Shegitu (4:40)
  7. Astwesalehu (5:27)
Review: Admas' debut album, Sons of Ethopia, is probably best known for "Kalatashew Waga", a polyrhythm-fuelled chunk of melodious synthesizer funk that was memorably remixed by Andras Fox back in 2015. Here, the in-demand album gets an official reissue for the first time since it first appeared on the obscure African Heritage Records label way back in 1984. The band's unique blend of styles and instruments - think synthesizer-heavy instrumental boogie, electronic Afro-beat, dewy-eyed AOR soul and cheery highlife - remains as alluring and surprising as ever. Given that original copies are almost impossible to find, this is a much-needed reissue.
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 in stock $31.04
Chamber Music Of The New Jazz (reissue)
  1. New Rumba (4:37)
  2. A Foggy Day (4:25)
  3. All Of You (3:18)
  4. It Ain't Necessarily So (3:03)
  5. Medley (3:31)
  6. I Get A Kick Out Of You (4:53)
  7. Jeff (4:56)
  8. Darn That Dream (3:14)
  9. Spring Is Here (4:04)
 in stock $12.52
The King Of Sudanese Jazz
The King Of Sudanese Jazz (LP + booklet + MP3 download code)
Cat: HABIBI 013. Rel: 16 Jul 20
  1. Argos Farfish (4:40)
  2. El Bambi (5:23)
  3. Malak Ya Saly (6:36)
  4. Kamar Dawa (5:21)
  5. Zulum Aldunya (4:51)
  6. Aziza (6:33)
  7. Ya Shagini (9:32)
Review: For their latest essential primer on Sudanese music, Habibi Funk has chosen to focus on singer Sharharbil Ahmed, an artist whose desire to update Haqiba, a popular secular style of vocal-driven music, made him a pivotal figure in the 1960s. In his home country, Sharharbil became known as the "king of Sudanese jazz", a distinctive style that melded local instrumentation and vocals with jazz horns and heavy, guitar-driven grooves that drew much inspiration from rock and roll, surf-rock and rhythm and blues. The compilation does a great job in showcasing this insatiable, effervescent sound, showcasing the very best of Sharharbil's golden period output, most of which has never before been released outside of Sudan.
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 in stock $20.69
Seeds On The Ground: The Natural Sounds Of Airto (reissue)
Seeds On The Ground: The Natural Sounds Of Airto (reissue) (limited gatefold blue marbled vinyl LP)
Cat: RLGM 10431PMI. Rel: 06 Aug 20
  1. Andei (2:37)
  2. O Sonho (7:50)
  3. Uri (6:06)
  4. Papa Furado (3:32)
  5. Juntos (3:22)
  6. O Galho Da Roseira (7:55)
  7. O Galho Da Roseira (part 2) (8:21)
 in stock $39.19
Watermelon Man
Cat: 890924. Rel: 17 Jul 20
  1. Poppy Ajudha - "Watermelon Man" (4:23)
  2. Skinny Pelembe - "Illusion" (4:11)
 in stock $11.71
Interlude (reissue)
Cat: EXLPM 67. Rel: 21 Jul 20
  1. Interlude (5:24)
  2. Seventh Avenue (6:18)
  3. I'm The One That Loves You (6:45)
  4. Sho You Right (9:45)
  5. Sir John (5:18)
  6. Aquarian Mood (3:45)
 in stock $16.32
Tune Up Ska
Tune Up Ska (7" limited to 200 copies)
Cat: OGR 796. Rel: 21 Jul 20
  1. Tune Up Ska (3:17)
  2. Time Is Ska Tight (alternate take) (3:54)
 in stock $11.43
Allegria De Vino Vol 2
Cat: MCWR 007. Rel: 29 Jul 20
  1. Sangiovese Sonata (3:02)
  2. Night Harvest (3:29)
  3. Rock Juice (4:11)
Review: Andres (aka DJ Dez) steps up to join the MotorCity Wine family in fine style with the Allegria de Vino series. For this 2 volume series Andres flexes his blunted downtempo beat-driven side, complete with his primo cut skills celebrating our favorite red, white, and pink libations. Both volumes feature 3 instrumental hip-hop beats, cut loud at 33.3 rpm, pressed with love at Archer on Detroit's east side, and housed in the MotorCity Wine company 7" jacket.
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 in stock $9.25
Allegria De Vino Vol 1
Cat: MCWR 006. Rel: 29 Jul 20
  1. Allegria De Vino (3:35)
  2. Bordeaux (part 1) (3:34)
  3. Gamay All Day (4:39)
Review: Andres (aka DJ Dez) steps up to join the MotorCity Wine family in fine style with the Allegria de Vino series. For this 2 volume series Andres flexes his blunted downtempo beat-driven side, complete with his primo cut skills celebrating our favorite red, white, and pink libations. Both volumes feature 3 instrumental hip-hop beats, cut loud at 33.3 rpm, pressed with love at Archer on Detroit's east side, and housed in the MotorCity Wine company 7" jacket.
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 in stock $9.25
Mystic Beauty (reissue)
Mystic Beauty (reissue) (limited hand-numbered heavyweight vinyl LP with obi-strip 再プレス)
Cat: MARREG 011. Rel: 20 Jul 20
  1. Mystic Beauty (3:49)
  2. Song For J (4:15)
  3. Sir Lady (4:27)
  4. Sweet Stuff (3:14)
  5. Ah Na Na (3:14)
  6. Chant (4:46)
  7. The Debonaire (5:45)
  8. Look Of Love (2:43)
  9. Everyman's Brother (2:59)
Review: It's not hard to see why Reggie Andrews & The Fellowship's "Mystic Beauty" is a holy grail record for jazz lovers that has long been unavailable and often fetches four digit prices on second hand markets. A earthy, stunning set of modal soul jazz from the LA underground of the 60s brimming with glowing piano chords and mellifluous keys drifting next to lilting trumpets and gently swaying drums, with the overtness of Afro-Cuban rhythms and Latin sunshine. Whether it's spiritual-jazz, soul-jazz, jazz-funk, none quite capture the musical beauty of this most profound and life-enriching album, which is so masterfully led by pianist Reggie Andrews.
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 in stock $30.23
Mirror (LP)
Cat: TR 25. Rel: 20 Jul 20
  1. Ah Halime, Ah (4:10)
  2. Nikriz Longa (4:07)
  3. Vur Zilleri (3:53)
  4. Mevlana (3:13)
  5. Lambaya Puf De (2:40)
  6. Bizim Sarkimiz (4:34)
  7. Oriental Whip (3:15)
  8. Lorke-Sut Ictim (2:27)
  9. Seker Oglan (3:08)
  10. Fidayda (4:18)
  11. Fusion (3:08)
  12. Sabir, Ya Sabir (6:01)
Played by: DJ Kobayashi, LEGO EDIT
 in stock $26.68
Desenhos (LP 再プレス)
Cat: FE1017/2. Rel: 30 Jul 20
  1. Naquela Base (2:50)
  2. Devaneio (5:05)
  3. Primavera (5:37)
  4. Simplesmente (3:55)
  5. Feitico Da Vila (6:21)
  6. Dueto (7:39)
  7. Amor De Nada (3:59)
  8. Eugenie (4:19)
  9. Minha Saudade (3:00)
  10. Desenhos (2:49)
Review: To many this is where Brazilian jazz truly began: 1966, the legendary saxophonist and composer Victor Assis Brasil laid down his debut album at just 21. Still as smoky and sentimental as it was 50 years ago (but sadder knowing his life was cut short by a rare disease just 15 years later), the playful sense of space, rhythm and technique displayed (and a slight freedom from the US and European sounds of the time due to him living in Brazil) are delivered with a rawness, clarity and sense of fun such as the R&B double bass backdrop of "Simplesmente" or the cat and mouse style counterplay between the horns on "Dueto". A touching and ultimately timeless piece of jazz history.
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 in stock $28.31
Community Service Announcement
Cat: 0039 0025. Rel: 24 Jul 20
  1. Community Service Announcement (4:17)
  2. Community Service Announcement (instrumental) (4:18)
 in stock $13.34
Warmer Communications
Warmer Communications (180 gram clear vinyl LP)
Cat: DEMREC 577. Rel: 13 Jul 20
  1. Your Love Is A Miracle (6:04)
  2. Same Feeling Different Song (5:18)
  3. Daddy's All Gone (4:39)
  4. Big City Lights (4:55)
  5. She's A Dream (5:41)
  6. Warmer Communications (4:09)
  7. The Price Of A Dream (4:03)
  8. Sweet & Sour (4:52)
  9. One Look Over My Shoulder (Is This Really Goodbye?) (3:58)
 in stock $20.69
Cosmic Mind EP
Cat: BJD 44. Rel: 16 Jul 20
  1. Atomic Bounce (4:58)
  2. Please, Oh Please (3:54)
  3. Two 2 Tango (3:55)
  4. Come Thru On Tha One (5:00)
Played by: Dynamite Cuts
 in stock $12.79
Nayda! (blue vinyl LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: LPRW 229. Rel: 31 Jul 20
  1. Gwana Beat (3:43)
  2. Ila Mata (4:23)
  3. El Gamra (3:22)
  4. Glibi (4:05)
  5. Oudelali (3:24)
  6. Waydelel (4:40)
  7. Africa Manayo (3:30)
  8. Yemma (2:58)
  9. El Watane (3:18)
  10. Bab L' Bluz (4:35)
 in stock $20.43
The Mexican (reissue)
Cat: S71 3351. Rel: 27 Jul 20
  1. The Mexican (5:47)
  2. Theme From 'For A Few Dollars More' (2:17)
Review: Given the recent passing of Ennio Morricone, it seems fitting that we're being treated to a reissue of Babe Ruth's "The Mexican", a scorching funk-rock number based on the late, great Italian composer's theme from "For A Few Dollars More". The band's cover of that can be heard on the B-side, but it's the five-minute A-side, which boasts lyrics calling out the misleading narrative of John Wayne western "The Alamo", that you need in your life. Full of killer funk breaks that became staples during hip-hop's foundational block party era, plus driving musicality and some of rap music's best-known hooks, the track is still capable of slaying dancefloors 47 years after it was first recorded.
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 in stock $13.62
Horizonte (gatefold 2xLP + booklet)
Cat: PVS 012VL. Rel: 20 Jul 20
  1. Pe Di Bissilon (4:22)
  2. Dunia Be Tene (4:17)
  3. Riba Bass Di Mi (5:19)
  4. Citi Ku Liti (4:11)
  5. No Guine (4:14)
  6. Tchon Di Guiledji (4:52)
  7. Mulato Ferrera (3:33)
  8. Festa Na Praia (4:12)
  9. Segunda (3:27)
  10. Di Mas (3:42)
  11. Busca Bida (4:09)
  12. Nos Tabanka (4:53)
 in stock $23.69
If These Walls Could Talk
  1. If These Walls Could Talk (4:03)
  2. Bbq In Paris (3:33)
 in stock $10.62
Make It Alright
Cat: BBR 23. Rel: 20 Jul 20
  1. Make It Alright (4:14)
  2. Reach Out (3:28)
Review: After a 14-year absence, early '90s jazz-funk and street soul label Boogie Back Records returned to action last year which a superb slab of revivalist boogie from Cheri Maree. Here the London-based imprint continues in a similar vein via a fresh two-track "45" from in-house crew BB Soul and honey-voiced vocalist Laura Jackson. A-side "Make It Out" is superb: a wholehearted musical tribute to the smooth, synth-heavy sounds of 1980s soul rich in D-Train style synth bass, wild synth squiggles, warm Rhodes chords and authentic electric guitar flourishes - all topped off with a sublime Jackson vocal. Flipside "Reach Out" is a smoother, arguably even more soulful number that sits somewhere between early '80s electrofunk, mid-80s synth-soul and simmering British street soul. It, too, is impeccably performed and produced.
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 in stock $11.71
I Know You Care (reissue) (Juno Exclusive)
I Know You Care (reissue) (Juno Exclusive) (white vinyl 7" limited to 150 copies) (1 per customer)
Cat: EX 7014WHITE. Rel: 14 Jul 20
  1. I Know You Care (Arranged & Produced By Roy Ayers) (5:18)
  2. It's Your Love (Arranged & Produced By Roy Ayers) (4:01)
Review: In soul connoisseur circles, Ethel Beatty will forever be remembered for her sole single on Roy Ayers' Uno Melodic label, which first slipped out in 1981. This Expansion Records reissue - pressed on white vinyl in a Juno exclusive - proves why it is still so well thought of. A-side "I Know You Care" is super-sweet, with Roy Ayers' immaculate production wisely focusing on Beatty's lovelorn vocal, and a disco era deep soul groove that's effortlessly warm and tactile. Also impressive is flipside "It's Your Love", Beatty's sugary but emotive rendition of a Dee Dee Bridgwater and Ayers composition that features some skittish, jazz-dance friendly drums and all-round soothing and seductive vibe.
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 in stock $11.97
Addicted To You
Addicted To You (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: 873243. Rel: 24 Jul 20
  1. Two Trees (4:09)
  2. Next To You (feat Yuna) (3:33)
  3. All My Life (3:34)
  4. Addicted (3:39)
  5. I Love This Game (4:25)
  6. The Best (3:23)
  7. You're All I Need (5:33)
  8. I Don't Wanna Go (3:36)
  9. Call Me (feat Samory I) (5:09)
  10. I Just Want You (3:31)
  11. Let It Go (3:56)
  12. All My Life (feat IAM) (3:35)
 in stock $26.96
Cavala (LP + insert)
Cat: LL 097. Rel: 29 Jul 20
  1. Tenso (2:49)
  2. Da Menor Importancia (3:04)
  3. Amor Verdade (2:16)
  4. Maria (2:16)
  5. Rainha (1:52)
  6. Eu Te Amo (4:24)
  7. Cavala (1:54)
  8. Helena (1:55)
  9. Sussussussu (1:30)
  10. Gatas Sapatas (2:18)
 in stock $28.04
Mysticism Of Sound
Mysticism Of Sound (limited heavyweight vinyl LP)
Cat: AAOS 201. Rel: 15 Jul 20
  1. Pyramidion (intro) (0:52)
  2. Cosmic Visitant (5:04)
  3. Mysticism Of Sound (4:40)
  4. Celestial Spheres (6:12)
  5. Space Time Vortex (3:29)
  6. Dance Of The Sun God (5:49)
  7. Omniscient Beings (4:25)
  8. Inner Pathway (5:15)
  9. Outer Realm (5:55)
Review: Saxophonist Nat Birchall has been busy over the last couple of years, offering up a string of inspired collaborative albums, including a fine dub-wise excursion with Al Breadwinner and a brilliant tribute to Yusuf Lateef created with his regular Quartet of players. His latest album, "Mysticism of Sound", is a slight departure from his regular sound - if he indeed has one, given his exploration of many strains of jazz over the years - for two reasons. Firstly, it's an impressively evocative exploration of Sun Ra-inspired space jazz, with his meandering and emotive sax solos acting as spiritual guide throughout. Secondly, it's a genuinely solo album in which there are no guests: each and every instrument, including synths, bells, drums and bass, were played, was played by Birchall himself.
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Played by: Dj soFa
 in stock $31.31
Heart's Desire (reissue) (Juno Exclusive)
Heart's Desire (reissue) (Juno Exclusive) (white vinyl 7" limited to 150 copies) (1 per customer)
Cat: DB1 2010WHITE. Rel: 14 Jul 20
  1. Heart's Desire (4:29)
  2. Holding You Loving You (4:12)
Review: You may have noticed a fair few limited-edition white vinyl releases popping up on Juno in recent times. Here's another, this time from Expansion Records. What's on offer is certainly tempting: two much-sampled gems from 1980s electrofunk and jazz-funk maestro Don Blackman. On the A-side you'll find "Heart's Desire", a jaunty slab of jazz-funk-soul rich in multi-tracked scat style vocalizations, rubbery slap-bass, deep chords and jazzy solos. It's a stone-cold classic all told and really deserves to be in every soul head's collection. Turn to the flip for "Holding You, Loving You", a sumptuous slow jam that's as languid, loved-up and subtly summery as they come.
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 in stock $11.43
Just Coolin'
Just Coolin' (180 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: 508650 23. Rel: 17 Jul 20
  1. Hipsippy Blues (6:42)
  2. Close Your Eyes (6:22)
  3. Jimerick (6:24)
  4. Quick Trick (4:46)
  5. M&M (6:02)
  6. Just Coolin' (8:48)
Review: Jazz fans are in for a real treat here as Blue Note unleash a never before heard studio album by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. It was recorded back in 1959 at the legendary Rudy Van Gelder's Hackensack studio and has Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, pianist Bobby Timmons, and bassist Jymie Merritt all playing as part of the recording. As the title suggests, it's a breezy, super cool record with seductive trumpets and icy drums all next to neat keys that encourage you to gently bop. After months of waiting, it proves more than worth all the anticipation.
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 in stock $21.51
The Second Set Lausanne 1960
  1. Announcement (1:33)
  2. It's Only A Papermoon (12:29)
  3. 'Round About Midnight (10:00)
  4. The Summit (1:35)
  5. A Night In Tunisia (8:07)
  6. This Here (13:51)
 in stock $12.52
Synthetic Substitution (reissue)
Synthetic Substitution (reissue) (clear vinyl 7" limited to 200 copies) (1 per customer)
Cat: BAB 001 CLEAR. Rel: 13 Jul 20
  1. Melvin Bliss - "Synthetic Substitution" (3:50)
  2. Sweet Daddy Floyd - "I Just Can't Help Myself" (4:17)
Review: The popular Breaks & Beats series of light-touch, DJ-friendly re-edits of soul and funk classics has decided to reissue some of its most sought-after seven-inch singles on clear vinyl pressings. Fittingly, the first to get the reissue treatment is the label's first ever release from 2017. On the A-side you'll find a tasty extension of Melvin Bliss's warm, heartfelt, piano-heavy 1983 cut "Synthetic Substitution". While Bliss's brilliant original is largely kept in-tact, the mystery re-editor naturally makes more of the opening breakbeat. Flip for a similarly tasty rearrangement of Sweet Daddy Floyd's 1978 Blaxploitation style disco-funk shuffler "I Just Can't Help Myself", a cut rich in rolling breaks, densely layered percussion, punchy orchestration and "Shaft"-style guitar licks.
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 in stock $10.89
Synthetic Substitution
Synthetic Substitution (7" 再プレス) (1 per customer)
Cat: BAB 001RP. Rel: 13 Jul 20
  1. Melvin Bliss - "Syntheic Substitution" (extended Break edit) (3:50)
  2. Sweet Daddy Floyd - "I Just Can't Help Myself" (extended Break edit) (4:17)
Review: This tasty, DJ-friendly 7" single boasts two extended, break-heavy reworks of obscure and in-demand soul workouts. On the A-side you'll find a tasty extension of Melvin Bliss's superb, piano-heavy 1983 cut "Synthetic Substitution". While Bliss's brilliant original - all heartfelt vocals, jaunty keys and warm bass - is largely kept in tact, the mystery re-editor naturally makes more of the opening breakbeat, which was sampled several times during hip-hop's "golden era". Flip for a similarly tasty rearrangement of Sweet Daddy Floyd's 1978 Blaxploitation style disco-funk shuffler "I Just Can't Help Myself", a cut rich in rolling breaks, densely layered percussion, punchy orchestration and "Shaft"-style guitar licks.
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 in stock $11.16
Party Rockers
Party Rockers (hand-numbered purple vinyl 7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: 20207005. Rel: 05 Aug 20
  1. Party Rockers (feat Ash The Author) (3:06)
  2. Batucada Battlebox (3:27)
Review: On the fifth volume in his 2020 Donuts series of party-starting "45s", Bristolian break-digger and beat-maker Boca 45 joins forces with Ash the Author, a Reading-based mic man who has been tipped for great things by a number of more experienced MCs. He makes his presence felt on "Party Rockers", delivering distinctive lyrics over a rock-solid beat peppered with tight scratches and moody, horn style stabs. Boca 45 ups the tempo on heavyweight flipside "Batacuda Battlebox", a riotous cut-and-paste affair crafted from Latin style drum samples, booming bass and the West Country producer's usual sneaky and inventive instrumental snippets.
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 in stock $13.89
Take You Higher
Take You Higher (hand-numbered green vinyl 7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: 20207004. Rel: 05 Aug 20
  1. Take You Higher (2:49)
  2. Hummingbird (feat Alison Garner) (3:20)
Review: Bristol beat-maker, break-digger and turntablist Boca 45 has released some pretty special material this year, most of it on the 2020 Donuts imprint he inaugurated back in January. There's naturally much to set the pulse racing on the series fourth instalment, a highly limited green vinyl affair that we think will simply fly out of stores. A-side "Take You Higher" is a bustling instrumental hip-hop number based around slack-tuned breakbeats, heavyweight bass, cut-up guitar riffs and all manner of cheeky spoken word snippets. Vocalist Alison Garner guests on superb flipside "Hummingbird", a hybrid hip-hop/bossa-nova number blessed with mazy Hammond organ solos, bold piano stabs and extra-special percussion.
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 in stock $13.89
Studio Konzert: Murmures
Studio Konzert: Murmures (limited gatefold hand-numbered 180 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: NLP 4225. Rel: 29 Jul 20
  1. La Radio Dans La Tete (5:51)
  2. Les Petits Cailloux (3:08)
  3. Creatures (10:56)
  4. Transience (6:12)
  5. Sonatine III (4:53)
  6. The Old Father & The Polaroid (8:00)
  7. Jeff (4:39)
 in stock $33.22
Funky President (reissue)
Funky President (reissue) (clear vinyl 7" limited to 200 copies) (1 per customer)
Cat: BAB 004CLEAR. Rel: 14 Jul 20
  1. James Brown - "Funky President" (extended Breaks Special edition) (4:25)
  2. The Vibrettes - "Humpty Dump" (part 1 - extended Breaks Special edition) (3:16)
Review: For the second in their series of clear vinyl reissues of some of their most sought-after "sevens", the mysterious Breaks & Beats crew have chosen to revisit their fourth 45, which originally landed in early 2018. It's well worth picking up, if only for the version of James Brown classic "Funky Presisdent", which features extended grooves and breakbeats for added DJ pleasure and double-up opportunities. That said, we're also big fans of the mystery scalpel fiends' light-touch revision of the Vibrettes' brilliant, voodoo funk favourite "Humpty Dump (Part 1)". This, too, makes more of the original's short drum breaks and strutting instrumental grooves, before unleashing the female vocal group's great vocals.
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 in stock $10.89
Funky President (reissue)
Funky President (reissue) (7" limited to 200 copies 再プレス)
Cat: BAB 004. Rel: 13 Jul 20
  1. James Brown - "Funky President" (extended breaks special edition) (4:25)
  2. The Vibrettes - "Humpty Dump" (part 1 - extended breaks special edition) (3:16)
Review: New 7" label Beats & Breaks present "Funky President" which is a funk song originally released as a single in 1974, by the hardest working man in show business at the time - the Godfather of Soul - James Brown. It appeared on his 4nd (!) album entitled 'Reality' released that same year. According to Brown, the song's title referred to U.S. President Gerald Ford - who succeeded Richard Nixon in the White House shortly before it was recorded. It is one of Brown's most frequently sampled recordings. The rhythmic portions of the song have been used on dozens of hip hop tracks. On the flip, The Vibrettes' "Humpty Dump" is another killer funk number that was recorded by one Roscoe Porter and originally released by Lujon back in 1973. The sample source for many a respected beat by such legends as J. Dilla, Four Tet, 2 Bad Mice and even Aphex Twin.
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 in stock $10.89
You Make Me Feel
Cat: FAPO 17471. Rel: 24 Jul 20
  1. Your Love Is To Blame (3:23)
  2. 99 Pounds (2:55)
  3. Is It Over (4:29)
  4. I Die A Little Each Day (2:48)
  5. Don't Turn Your Back On Me (4:00)
  6. Your Love Is Too Late (3:53)
  7. I'll Go Crazy (3:57)
  8. Cracked Up Over You (3:09)
  9. A Woman's Touch (5:13)
  10. Walk All Over God's Heaven (4:08)
 in stock $15.79
Golden Years
Golden Years (limited numbered gatefold 180 gram audiophile gold vinyl 2xLP)
Cat: MOVLP 2551C. Rel: 06 Aug 20
  1. Maybe Someday (2:13)
  2. Waiting For You (2:20)
  3. Every Day I Have To Cry (2:43)
  4. Gonna Take My Mind Of Maria (2:31)
  5. Mother Can You See Me (3:41)
  6. This Is What I Feel (3:30)
  7. Rock & Roll Woman (2:43)
  8. Bad Bad Woman (2:35)
  9. I Can't See (2:54)
  10. Riding On (3:31)
  11. Rolling Around The Band (3:27)
  12. Sweet Silver Anny (3:25)
  13. Barber's Rock (3:55)
  14. Love Me Like A Lion (2:57)
  15. Goodbye Sue (3:27)
  16. Djadja (2:42)
  17. I Don't Want To Give Myself (2:29)
  18. Mor'een (2:37)
  19. Coming To My Dreams (2:35)
  20. (I'm Gonna Be) Your Man (2:33)
  21. Spring Is In The Air (3:15)
  22. Far East Traveller (2:58)
  23. Just Fancy (3:20)
  24. Sir John (3:38)
  25. The Train (3:25)
  26. Superman (3:20)
  27. Searching (3:38)
  28. Home Where I'm Going (2:09)
  29. Walk Walk (2:42)
  30. Mr Morning (3:38)
  31. Dark Of The Night (3:14)
  32. Maybe Someday (2:19)
 in stock $22.86
Reworks (12")
Cat: HYR 7218. Rel: 28 Jul 20
  1. Kenkou - "Everlasting Dreams" (Calm Still Dreaming mix) (11:08)
  2. Deadbundy - "Lorenz" (Calm extended mix) (7:06)
Review: When it comes to sumptuous, sunrise-ready ambient, deep house and downtempo jams, there are few finer exponents of the art forms than Fukagawa Kivotaka AKA Calm - a Japanese producer whose work has been sound-tracking stunning sunsets since the turn of the '90s. Here Hell Yeah Recordings shine a light on two of his numerous killer remixes. On side A he delivers a stunning re-imagining of Kenkou's 2004 track "Everlasting Dreams", slowly building up from a lengthy Spanish guitar-sporting ambient intro to gentle, Latin-tinged deep house bliss over 11 atmospheric and evocative minutes. Over on the flip, he delivers his interpretation of Deadbundy's "Lorenz", serving up a chugging, mid-tempo cosmic disco-meets-deep house take flecked with jazzy guitar licks and propelled forwards by a suitably druggy electronic bassline.
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 in stock $10.89
No Visa
No Visa (LP)
Cat: BJLP 29 . Rel: 23 Jul 20
  1. Fireflies & Palmwine (3:21)
  2. BIG MAN (feat Shungudzo) (3:36)
  3. Patty Cake (4:02)
  4. Rebosando (feat Chico Mann) (4:39)
  5. Body Yako (feat Kongo Elektro & Thornato) (4:17)
  6. Ghost Dance (3:40)
  7. Fly Where You Want (feat Jesse Royal) (3:11)
  8. Mi Poni (feat Zuzuka Poderosa) (3:14)
  9. Makubenjalo (feat Ongx & Epplesauce) (4:01)
  10. Yalla (feat KarenBe) (3:20)
  11. Come Along (feat Sye Elaine Spence) (3:37)
  12. Ghazal (feat Alsarah) (3:31)
  13. New Story (3:24)
Review: Charlie Bethel Wilder has been recording as Captain Planet for the best part of 15 years. In that time he's delivered a string of vibrant, kaleidoscopic albums that draw heavily on Latin and Afro-Cuban music in all its forms. "No Visa", his latest album, is another deliciously summery affair that adds a heavy dose of reggaeton rhythms and mutant R&B beats into his tropical synth-pop pot. The results are uniformly excellent all told, with highlights including the humid, synth-laden bubbliness of Patty Cake, the radio-friendly rush of Chico Mann hook-up "Rebosando", the rainforest-ready weight of "Fly Where You Want" and the head-nodding tweaked R&B/triple-time eccentricity of "Yalla" featuring KarenBe.
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 in stock $20.69
Sunset Tapes
Cat: JCKBRWN 006. Rel: 21 Jul 20
  1. Welcome (4:48)
  2. Shark (6:37)
  3. Malo Pivo (5:00)
  4. Brooklyn (4:03)
  5. Chilly (4:41)
Review: This is a red hot new funk 12" for the super cool Jackie Brown label. It features Marcello linking up with Antonio Rapa on drums and Blake C.S. Franchetto on the bass and they are all on fire across these high speed cuts. "Welcome" is tight and driving as you like, with cosmic keys taking flight, "Shark" is more playful and lush with eve more astral vibes and then things take a turn into late night sounds on the golden "Malo Pivo". "Brooklyn" expires the sort of broken beat you'd find in London's underground and "Chilly" closes with rich jazz stylings. Overall, this is an excellent 12".
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 in stock $13.05
The Unofficial Edits & Overdubs Special Extended Versions Part Three
  1. Tears Of Joy (10:44)
  2. Al's Razerblade (3:50)
  3. Morning (7:22)
  4. Life On Earth (5:25)
Review: The third part of Joe Claussell's Joaquin Unofficial Edits & Overdubs series is as strong as the first two with four Special Extended Versions making for some joyous listening. "Tears Of Joy" is rapturous house music with gospel overtones that canto fail to bring the soul. "Al's Razerblade" is a lo-fi funk mash up with a strident rhythm section and "Morning" is golden soul with soaring strings that brings some 60s magic to the dance floor. "Life On Earth" is the steamiest of the lot, with tropical sounds and mad jazzy chords all laced with wild percussion that bristles with energy.
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 in stock $20.15
Confident (red vinyl 7")
Cat: FFSPT 1016. Rel: 14 Jul 20
  1. Confident (3:19)
  2. Penny Candy (3:49)
 in stock $10.89
Just One Kiss Away
Cat: ZP 38. Rel: 06 Aug 20
  1. Ronn Colbert - "Just One Kiss Away" (3:56)
  2. Ronn & Selah - "Tell Me What I Wanna Hear" (4:42)
Review: Stand by for the much anticipated follow up to the unreleased Ronn Colbert 7" on this label earlier in the year. "Just One Kiss Away" is an ultra rare soul stepper from 1981. It finds Ronn and Selah Colbert go up against one another, and both serve up super sultry, seductive vocals that tease and please. Add in steamy chords and soaring strings and you have one helluva smoocher. "Tell Me What I Wanna Hear" is another romantic to and fro between the pair, with a little more tension and build in the rhythm edition that adds an extra element of spice. Both are sure to become re-found classics.
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 in stock $13.05
1943-1955: The Essential Works
1943-1955: The Essential Works (limited hand-numbered 2xLP + insert)
Cat: MOJ 108. Rel: 17 Jul 20
  1. Walkin' My Baby Back Home (Nat King Cole with Orchestra) (2:43)
  2. What Does It Take (2:50)
  3. Walkin' (2:52)
  4. I'm Hurtin' (2:52)
  5. Where Were You (2:21)
  6. Angel Eyes (3:15)
  7. Nature Boy (2:40)
  8. I'd Rather Have The Blues (Nat King Cole In The Charts) (2:53)
  9. Unforgettable (3:12)
  10. Autumn Leaves (2:41)
  11. Pretend (2:45)
  12. Mona Lisa (3:17)
  13. Too Young (3:13)
  14. Smile (2:56)
  15. Hit That Jive Jack (The Nat King Cole Trio) (2:59)
  16. (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 (3:03)
  17. Sweet Georgia Brown (2:23)
  18. Straighten Up & Fly Right (2:28)
  19. Laura (2:44)
  20. Embraceable You (3:27)
  21. Dream A Little Dream Of Me (2:55)
  22. Besame Mucho (Nat King Cole Goes Latin) (2:54)
  23. Rex Rhumba (3:33)
  24. Rhumba Azul (2:34)
  25. Calypso Blues (3:03)
  26. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (2:30)
  27. Rhumba Blues (2:38)
  28. Papa Loves Mambo (2:44)
 in stock $19.05
Candace Of Meroe
Candace Of Meroe (limited 12")
Cat: SJR 45512. Rel: 24 Jul 20
  1. Theon Cross - "Candace Of Meroe" (5:50)
  2. Pokus - "Pokus One" (4:17)
Review: Soul Jazz Records' new must-have compilation "Kaleidoscope" does a great job in celebrating the vibrancy of the UK's fast-growing contemporary jazz scene. For some reason the vinyl version of the release omits the two tracks featured here, hence the label offering them up on a limited-edition 12" single that they say will never be repressed or reissued. The A-side features Sons of Kemet member (and renowned tubist/trombonist) Theon Cross's "Candace of Meroe", a bustling affair that riffs on the polyrhythmic Afrobeat sound of Tony Allen and Fela Kuti whilst taking it in a decidedly jazzier new direction. Over on the flip psychedelically inclined duo Pokus delivers "Pokus 1", a wonderfully low-slung and spaced-out affair that adds mind-altering, mutilated electric piano motifs to a deliciously weighty, low-slung groove.
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 in stock $14.43
Good Thang
Good Thang (limited 7")
Cat: FVLM 041. Rel: 07 Aug 20
  1. Good Thang (feat Kim Dawson) (3:16)
  2. Good Thang (instrumental) (3:15)
Played by: I Love 45's!
 in stock $9.25
Carlos Dafe (Deluxe Edition) (reissue)
Carlos Dafe (Deluxe Edition) (reissue) (limited hand-numbered LP with obi-strip)
Cat: MAR 025. Rel: 17 Jul 20
  1. Da Alegria Raiou O Dia (3:37)
  2. Hello Mr Wonder (3:46)
  3. Crianca Maravilhosa (2:41)
  4. Ze Marmita (3:30)
  5. Adeus (2:53)
  6. Passarela (2:48)
  7. Pra Nao Padecer (2:45)
  8. Escorpiao (3:33)
  9. Bem Me Querer (3:12)
  10. Acorda Que Eu Quero Ver (3:28)
  11. Vice Versa (3:54)
  12. O Metro (2:58)
  13. Menina Dos Olhos De Mel (3:18)
 in stock $28.31
Try It Out
Cat: SC 7048. Rel: 30 Jul 20
  1. Try It Out (4:59)
  2. Out Of Control (5:03)
! low stock $10.62
Low Slung
Low Slung (7")
Cat: THY 006. Rel: 04 Aug 20
  1. Low Slung (feat NOSAJ From New Kingdom) (3:37)
  2. Demerara Dash (4:42)
 in stock $9.79
Som Quente E O Das Neves (reissue)
  1. Se Voce Pensa (2:30)
  2. Sambaloo (1:46)
  3. Irene (2:19)
  4. California Soul (2:48)
  5. Wilsamba (2:36)
  6. Jornada (2:37)
  7. Zazueira (4:03)
  8. Tio Macro (1:47)
  9. The Love Is (2:39)
  10. Fly Me To The Moon (2:10)
  11. Bolido 74 (2:47)
  12. Soulful Strut (2:48)
 in stock $10.89
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