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  • Studio One Dancehall: Sir Coxsone In The Dance Studio One Dancehall: Sir Coxsone In The Dance Quick View

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    Studio One Dancehall: Sir Coxsone In The Dance

    Featured here is a new collection spanning Studio One's dancehall period - singers and deejays on classic Studio One rhythms, studio and electronic wizardry from the Brentford Road headquarters, lots of rare 12" singles, all effortlessly brought together to nice up the dance.
    LP1
    1. Why Oh Why - Ernest Wilson
    2. Lend Me The Sixteen - Johnny Osbourne
    3. Haunted House - Windel Haye
    4. Ghetto Girl - Green Tea / Chassy Wezar
    5. Time A Run Out - Johnny Osbourne
    6. Noah In The Ark - Lone Ranger


    LP2
    1. Thanks And Praise - Devon Russell
    2. Rebel Disco - Brentford Disco Set
    3. I Don't Know Why - Doreen Schaffer
    4. Lonely Lover - Slim Smith
    5. Roots And Herb Style - Field Marshall Haye
    6. Peace Truce Thing - DJ Dawn / The Ranking Queens


    LP3
    1. Cure For The Fever - Jim Brown
    2. Peace Treaty Style - Sugar Minott
    3. It Deep - Lloyd Robinson
    4. Far East - Barry Brown
    5. Flood Victim - Windel Haye / Captain Morgan
    6. Pick Them Up - Ernest Wilson

    Various Artists
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  • The Jazz Messengers (Pure Pleasure) The Jazz Messengers (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Jazz Messengers (Pure Pleasure)

    The very first edition of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers was unfortunately short-lived, and as excellent as they were collectively, it was the beginning of a trend for the members of this group to come and go. Unbeknown to Blakey at the time, he would become a champion for bringing talent from the high minor leagues to full-blown jazz-star status, starting with this band featuring Detroit trumpeter Donald Byrd, East coast tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, and pianist Horace Silver, a jazz legend ever after. It's evident that although there is much cohesion in the group, Byrd's star was on the rise the fastest, and he would leave in a short period, replaced briefly by Clifford Brown, then Kenny Dorham. What is most remarkable in this first recording for the band is how several of these selections have become classic hard bop vehicles, revered and replayed by thousands of bands over time worldwide. Nica's Dream is the best known of them all, typical of the calypso beats Blakey favored at the time, with a singsong, hummable melody led by Byrd that is pure soul personified, and drenched in unrequited blues.


    Musicians:



    • Donald Byrd (trumpet)

    • Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone)

    • Horace Silver (piano)

    • Doug Watkins (bass)

    • Art Blakey (drums)




    Recording: April and May 1956 by Tony Janick at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City

    Production: George Avakiandeutsch




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    Side A
    1. Infra-Rae

    2. Nica's Dream

    3. It's You or No One


    Side B
    4. Ecaroh

    5. Carol's Interlude

    6. The End of a Love Affair

    7. Hank's Symphony



    Side C
    8. Weird-O*
    9. Ill Wind*
    10. Late Show*


    Side D
    11. Deciphering The Message*
    12. Carol's Interlude


    *Bonus tracks not on original LP.

    Art Blakey
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  • Studio One Rude Boy Studio One Rude Boy Quick View

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    Studio One Rude Boy

    Rude Boys are synonymous with Jamaican Dancehall culture from the present day going back to the very early days of Sir Coxsone Dodd and Duke Reid's first sound-clashes in Kingston . Studio One Rude Boy features artists and songs about rude boys and rude boy culture from all periods of Studio One's history. The album features Ska, Rocksteady, DJs, Roots and Dub The album features classic tracks from Jamaica's finest singers and groups such as The Wailers, John Holt, the Wailing Souls, Dennis Brown alongside super-rare tracks from artists such as Mr Foundation, Dudley Sibbley and The Soul Brothers all recorded under Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd's supervision at the legendary recording studio and record label. Musical backing comes from the legendary in-house bands - The Skatalites, The Sound Dimension, Soul Vendors and Soul Defenders - who provide the classic Studio One rhythms so influential in the history of Reggae.
    LP 1
    1. Jackie Opel - You're Too Bad

    2. Johnny Osbourne - Murderer

    3. John Holt - Hooligan

    4. Keith McCarthy - Everybody Rude Now

    5. Owen Gray - Ballistic Affair

    6. Roy Richards - Get Smart
    7. Dillinger - Stop The War

    8. Jim Brown - Love In The Dance

    9. Desmond Baker And The Clarendonians - Rude Boy Gone A Jail
    LP 2
    1. The Wailers - Good Good Rudie
    2. Dennis Brown - Make It Easy On Yourself

    3. Wailing Souls - Don't Fight It

    4. Dub Specialist - Peace Theme

    5. Mr Foundation - See Them A Come

    6. Dudley Sibley - Run Boy Run

    7. Dennis Brown - Johnny Too Bad

    8. Bob Andy - Crime Don?T Pay

    9. Soul Brothers - Mr Kiss A Bang Bang
    Various Artists
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  • Genius + Soul = Jazz Genius + Soul = Jazz Quick View

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    Genius + Soul = Jazz

    Import

    1. From The Heart

    2. I've Got News For You
    3. Moanin'
    4. Let's Go
    5. One Mint Julep
    6. I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
    7. Stompin' Room Only
    8. Mister C
    9. Strike Up The Band
    10. Birth Of The Blues
    11. Let The Good Times Roll
    Ray Charles
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  • The Original Sound Of New Orleans Soul 1960-76 The Original Sound Of New Orleans Soul 1960-76 Quick View

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    The Original Sound Of New Orleans Soul 1960-76

    For more than ten years Soul Jazz Records have been exploring and documenting the sound of New Orleans Funk. Now they turn their attention to the flipside of this musical coin - New Orleans Soul.The main force behind New Orleans Soul is Allen Toussaint, a virtual one-man hit-making machine in the 1960s, writing, arranging and producing hit after hit for an unending list of unbelievably talented local singers such as Eldridge Holmes, Maurice Williams, Betty Harris, Ernie K Doe and Diamond Joe all of whom are featured. New Orleans is also a city of great musical families. Vocalist Aaron Neville was the brother of Art Neville (who formed The Meters) and later in the 1970s joined with brother Cyril to form The Neville Brothers. Soul vocalist supreme Willie Tee is also known as Wilson Turbinton, who alongside brother Earl, formed the super-heavy funk band The Gaturs and backed the Mardi Gras Indian group The Wild Magnolias. Also included here are rare, lost and killer soulful tracks from New Orleans artists Eddie Bo (and protÉgÉe vocalist Inell Young), Jean Knight, Jimmy Hicks, Francine King and more!
    1. Caught You in a Lie - Robert Parker
    2. First Taste of Hurt - Willie Tee
    3. Don't Pity Me - Curley Moore
    4. Steppin' Out - Lionel Robinson
    5. What's So Wrong With You Loving Me - Irma Thomas
    6. You Can Give But You Can't Take - Aaron Neville
    7. What One Man Won't Do Another Man Will - Jean Knight
    8. Worried Over You - Eldridge Holmes
    9. Congratulations Baby - Barbara West
    10. Back Street Lover - Ernie K. Doe
    11. I Don't Wanna Hear It - Betty Harris
    12. She's On My Mind - Aaron Neville
    13. She'll Never Be Your Wife - Irma Thomas
    14. Lovely Woman - Eldridge Holmes
    15. Tell Her That I Love You - Jimmy Hicks
    16. The ABC Song - Diamond Joe
    17. Gone, Gone, Gone - Eldridge Holmes
    18. Two Fools - Francine King
    19. Don't Turn Me Loose - Eddie Bo
    20. A Hard Nut to Crack - Aaron Neville
    21. I've Never Considered - Inell Young
    Various Artists
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  • Nu Yorica! Volume 1 Nu Yorica! Volume 1 Quick View

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    Nu Yorica! Volume 1

    This is the 20th anniversary 2015 expanded edition of one of Soul Jazz Records earliest definitive releases: Nu Yorica: Culture Clash In New York City - Experiments in Latin Music 1970-77, a stunning and ground-breaking collection of music, bringing together Latin, Soul, Jazz, Funk and more from the melting pot of New York City in the 1970s. Out-of-print for more than ten years, this new edition is available for the first time as a worldwide digital release. Nu Yorica! is one of Soul Jazz Records most critically acclaimed albums of all time. The album features seminal Latin artists such as Eddie Palmieri, Joe Bataan, Machito, Ocho, Grupo Folklorico, Cortijo, Ricardo Marrero, Cachao and many more.
    1. Charlie Palmieri - Las Negritas De Carnaval
    2. Cortijo Y Su Maquina Del Tiempo - Gumbo
    3. Cachao - La Tompeta Y La Flauta
    4. Ricardo Marrero & The Group - Babalonia
    5. Stone Alliance - Amigos
    6. Joe Bataan - Latin Strut
    7. Grupo Folklorico Y Experimental Nuevayorquino - Anabacoa
    8. Tempo 70 - El Galleton
    9. Eddie Palmieri - Un Dia Bonita
    Various Artists
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  • Rastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 Rastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 Quick View

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    Rastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83

    Soul Jazz Records' new album, 'Rastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83,' charts the many links between reggae music and the Rastafarian faith. Featuring the music of Count Ossie, Johnny Clarke, The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, Ras Michael and The Sons of Negus, Bongo Herman, Roy Ashanti (Congos), Earth & Stone, Mutabaruka and many more-this is an in-depth look at some of the mostunique and righteous music ever made. It comes complete with a 40+ page outsize booklet, containing exclusive photography, plus extensive historical and contextual sleeve notes.
    1. Count Ossie and The Rasta Family - 'Africa We Want Fe Go'
    2. Johnny Clarke - 'None Shall Escape The Judgement'
    3. Laurel Aitken - 'Haile Selassie'
    4. Count Ossie and The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - 'Tales Of Mozambique'
    5. Ras Michael and The Sons Of Negus - 'Booma Yeah'
    6. Mutabaruka - 'Say'
    7. Bongo Herman and Jah Lloyd - 'African Drums'
    8. Ashanti Roy - 'Hail The Words Of Jah'
    9. Count Ossie and The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - 'Sam's Intro'
    10. Bongo Herman, Les and Bunny - 'Salaam'
    11. Winston and Ansell - 'Zion I'
    12. Techniques All Stars - 'Zion I Version'
    13. Lord Lebby and The Jamaican Calypsonians - 'Ethiopia'
    14. Count Ossie & Leslie Butler - 'Soul Drums'
    15. The Heaven Singers - 'Rasta Dreadlocks'
    16. Rod Taylor - 'His Imperial Majesty'
    17. Q.Q. - 'Betta Must Come'
    18. Earth & Stone - 'Jah Will Cut You Down'
    19. Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - 'Narration'
    20. Ronald Downer and Count Ossie - 'A Ju Ju Wa'
    Various Artists
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  • Soul Jazz Presents: Disco Vol 1 Soul Jazz Presents: Disco Vol 1 Quick View

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    Soul Jazz Presents: Disco Vol 1

    The latest release on Soul Jazz Records is a fantastic new album of disco, modern soul and boogie from 1978-82. This album is released to coincide with the massive new 360-page deluxe hardback book Disco - An Encyclopedic Guide To The Cover Art of Disco, featuring over 2,000 album cover designs as well as over 700 12" sleeves, including sections on roller disco, disco instruction albums and more. There are also interviews and introductions by Tom Moulton, Nicky Siano, Mel Cheren (West End Records), Ken Cayre (Salsoul), Marvin Schlachter (Prelude) and more. This album here is an amazing collection of rare and independent tracks from Disco's halcyon period - 1978 to 1982 - expertly compiled by Disco Patrick, who also compiled the new deluxe book. Blurring the musical lines between disco, modern soul and boogie this double album features many exclusive and hard to find records from the era.Included here are in-demand classics such as The Fantastic Aleems featuring Leroy Burgess, John Gibbs and the US Steel Orchestra, rare Patrick Adams and Peter Brown productions, Jessie G, The Eaton Assassin (a 12" given out free at boxing matches!) and much more!
    1. The Fantastic Aleems Ft. Calebur - Hooked on Your Love (John Morales Mix)
    2. Superfunk - Superfunk
    3. Jessie G - That's Hot
    4. Jupiter Beyond - the River Drive
    5. The Sunburst Band - the Easton Assassin
    6. John Gibbs & the U.s. Steel Orchestra - Trinidad (Special Disco Mix)
    7. Sparkle - Disco Madness
    8. Chain Reaction - Sweet Lady (Dance with Me)
    9. Wayne Ford - Dance to the Beat Freakout
    Various Artists
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  • Soul Jazz Presents: Disco 2 Vol 2 Soul Jazz Presents: Disco 2 Vol 2 Quick View

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    Soul Jazz Presents: Disco 2 Vol 2

    This is a second selection of independent disco records featuring rare and classic tracks originally released in the USA between the halcyon years of 1977 and 1985. This release features only the finest disco, modern soul and boogie and is compiled by Disco Patrick who last year put together for Soul Jazz Records that mighty 'Disco - An Encyclopedia Guide to the Cover Art of Disco Records' 400+ page deluxe book, as well as the first installment of 'Disco - A Fine Selection of Independent Disco, Modern Soul and Boogie.'
    LP1
    1. Everybody's Dancin' - Jahneen
    2. Freestyle - Montego Joe
    3. Africano - Timmy Thomas
    4. Get Down Boy - Paper Doll
    5. I Feel Like Love - Jazz


    LP2
    1. He's Here - Paco and Flaco and Coco
    2. Victorious - Ripple
    3. Moon Ride - Universal Love
    4. Jam On - Panache
    5. Strut On - Otis Brown's Grade A

    Various Artists
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  • Soul Jazz Presents: Disco Vol 2 Soul Jazz Presents: Disco Vol 2 Quick View

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    Soul Jazz Presents: Disco Vol 2

    The latest release on Soul Jazz Records is a fantastic new album of disco, modern soul and boogie from 1978-82. This album is released to coincide with the massive new 360-page deluxe hardback book Disco - An Encyclopedic Guide To The Cover Art of Disco, featuring over 2,000 album cover designs as well as over 700 12" sleeves, including sections on roller disco, disco instruction albums and more. There are also interviews and introductions by Tom Moulton, Nicky Siano, Mel Cheren (West End Records), Ken Cayre (Salsoul), Marvin Schlachter (Prelude) and more. This album here is an amazing collection of rare and independent tracks from Disco's halcyon period - 1978 to 1982 - expertly compiled by Disco Patrick, who also compiled the new deluxe book. Blurring the musical lines between disco, modern soul and boogie this double album features many exclusive and hard to find records from the era.Included here are in-demand classics such as The Fantastic Aleems featuring Leroy Burgess, John Gibbs and the US Steel Orchestra, rare Patrick Adams and Peter Brown productions, Jessie G, The Eaton Assassin (a 12" given out free at boxing matches!) and much more!
    1. Sympho-State - You Know What I Like
    2. The Fantastic Aleems Featuring Corky Hodges - Movin' To The Beat
    3. Something Extra - Sexy Lady
    4. Stwange Poweple - Get Up
    5. Chemistry - Skateboard
    6. Cirt Gill And The Jam-A-Ditty Band - Turn This Disco Out
    7. Sugar Bear Johnson - When Your Jones Come Down
    8. Retta Young - My Man Is On His Way
    9. The Imperials - Fast Freddie The Roller Disco King
    10. Cordial - Wave
    Various Artists
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  • The Jazz Soul Of Little Stevie The Jazz Soul Of Little Stevie Quick View

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    The Jazz Soul Of Little Stevie

    Import


    Detroit, Michigan's own Stevland Hardaway Morris - known to the world as Stevie Wonder - burst onto the scene in 1962 with this, his debut album, after being discovered by Ronnie White of The Miracles. Though it did not produce a hit, The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie showcases the immense songwriting and instrumental chops of the then 12 year old Wonder. Wonder plays keyboards, harmonica, and percussion here and the album includes the original studio version of Fingertips, whose live version (Fingertips Pt. 2) would become his first major national hit a year later. Own a piece of early Motown history with this glorious LP reissue of the debut LP from the legendary Stevie Wonder.

    1. Fingertips
    2. Square
    3. Soul Bongo
    4. Manhattan At Six
    5. Paulsby
    6. Some Other Time
    7. Wondering
    8. Session Number 112
    9. Bam
    Stevie Wonder
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  • Body & Soul: Legendary Ladies of Jazz Body & Soul: Legendary Ladies of Jazz Quick View

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    Body & Soul: Legendary Ladies of Jazz

    Import


    When it comes to vocal jazz, the ladies win. "Body and Soul" features great jazz standards sung by some of the best-known and most influential female jazz vocalists in history. Ella, Billie, Nina, Dinah, Sarah: these performers are so beloved that their first names are enough. This album presents signature recordings by these legendary ladies.

    1. Ella Fitzgerald - Mack The Knife
    2. Billie Holiday - Body And Soul

    3. Nina Simone - I Loves You, Porgy
    4. Dinah Washington - All Of Me
    5. Sarah Vaughan - Misty
    6. Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me
    7. Ella Fitzgerald - Bewitched
    8. Sarah Vaughan - Lullaby Of Birdland
    9. Billie Holiday - Lover Man
    10. Dinah Washington -What A Diff'rence A Day Makes
    Various Artists
    $32.99
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  • Soul To Soul Soul To Soul Quick View

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    Soul To Soul

    On High-Definition Vinyl


    On his third album Soul to Soul, Stevie Ray Vaughan expanded the Double Trouble lineup with the additions of keyboardist Reese Wynans and saxophonist Joe Sublett. He also extended his electric blues style, seamlessly incorporating elements of soul, R&B and jazz into his approach. The result is one of the legendary guitarist's most highly prized releases that includes such fan favorites as Look at Little Sister, Change It, and Say What!

    1. Say What!
    2. Lookin' Out The Window
    3. Look At Little Star
    4. Ain't Gone 'n' Give Up On Love
    5. Gone Home
    6. Change It
    7. You'll Be Mine
    8. Empty Arms
    9. Come On (Part III)
    10. Life Without You
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
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  • Soul Eyes Soul Eyes Quick View

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    Soul Eyes

    Singer, songwriter and pianist Kandace Springs will release her debut full-length album Soul Eyes on Blue Note Records. Produced by Grammy-winning producer Larry Klein (Lizz Wright, Melody Gardot, Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock), the album touches upon soul and pop while channeling her jazz influences as well as her Nashville upbringing. Kandace counts such stylists as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack and Norah Jones as her heroes, but as evidenced by Soul Eyes, Springs mimics none of them.


    Kandace's journey to discovering her uniqueness didn't happen overnight. In fact, her 2014 self-titled debut EP had a decidedly contemporary R&B/hip-hop bent with production by Pop & Oak (Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Miguel). The EP was incredibly well-received and led to performances on Late Show With David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, as well as appearances at the Afropunk and Bonnaroo festivals.


    Kandace was dubbed a "suave songstress" (Wall Street Journal), "a versatile and vital artist" (Afropunk), and "a vocal force to be reckoned with" (Okayplayer). Essence Magazine named her a New & Next artist and Interview Magazine made her their Music Discovery, writing that while "Hearing the word jazz might revert a listener's thoughts to the music of yesteryear...Up-and-comer Kandace Springs aims to change this notion. The singer, songwriter, and pianist blends elements of soul, jazz, and pop, producing a unique and modern twist on the genre that appeals to young and old listeners alike."


    As amazing an experience as that was, as Kandace got ready to record her album she couldn't shake the feeling that she wasn't yet singing her true self. Conversations with her longtime producers Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers led to soul searching and rethinking her musical direction. Also during this period, Kandace attracted the attention of Prince, who heard her makeover of Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" on the website Okayplayer. The music icon invited her to perform with him at Paisley Park for the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain. "He encouraged me a lot before I recorded this new record, especially during the time in which I was trying to figure out my sound," Kandace says. "He told me that I needed to do what comes naturally to me. He was absolutely right."


    For Soul Eyes, Kandace continued working closely with Rogers and Sturken, but they also recruited Klein to help the singer bring out her distinctive artistic traits. "Larry wanted me to be free in the studio," she recalls. "I've been through a lot of other sessions in which the producer tries to take control of your sound. Larry was just like, 'Go in and play what you feel.' That ultimately led to the best outcome; he captured this record perfectly."


    Klein praises Kandace as a "natural." "In this era, in which flash and hunger for fame is often equated with talent, she's that rare person who sings and plays because that is what she needs to do in life," he says. "When I first heard Kandace, I was sold after hearing one song. Her smoky voice coupled with a sense of phrasing way beyond her years, and her angular way of accompanying herself on piano grabbed me right away."


    The eleven songs contained on Soul Eyes are a mix of Kandace's originals and co-writes as well as the jazz classic "Soul Eyes" and songs by Jesse Harris, Shelby Lynne, War, and others. The album features Kandace's playing piano alongside an illustrious cast of musicians that includes trumpeter Terence Blanchard, guitarists Dean Parks and Jesse Harris, drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, organist Pete Kuzma, bassist Dan Lutz, percussionist Pete Korpela.

    1. Talk To Me
    2. Soul Eyes feat. Terence Blanchard
    3. Place To Hide
    4. Thought It Would Be Easier
    5. Novocaine Heart
    6. Neither Old Nor Young
    7. Too Good Too Last feat. Terence Blanchard
    8. Fall Guy
    9. The World Is A Ghetto
    Kandace Springs
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  • Soul Message Soul Message Quick View

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    Soul Message

    A successful combination of swinging boogaloo rhythms and sincere, soulful soloing, Soul Message is an enduring good-time record and a true gem in
    organist Richard "Groove" Holmes' illustrious career. Recorded in 1965 at the Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, this set more than lives up to
    "Groove's" middle name as the combo of Holmes, guitarist Gene Edwards, and drummer Jimmie Smith swing with carefree ease through two originals
    and four jazz standbys, including a smash hit version of "Misty." Jazz fans in search of some seriously swinging organ jazz need look no further than Soul
    Message - now available on vinyl.
    1. Groove's Groove
    2. Daahoud
    3. Misty
    4. Song For My Father
    5. The Things We Did Last Summer
    6. Soul Message
    Richard Groove Holmes
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  • Soul Junction Soul Junction Quick View

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    Soul Junction

    Though it was recorded in 1957 (on the same day as his All Mornin' Long LP), Soul Junction was not released until 1960 on the Prestige label.
    Featuring the fine tenor work of his fellow Miles Davis Quintet alum, John Coltrane, and the blazing trumpet of Donald Byrd, Soul Junction is one
    of Garland's finest releases as a band leader. The center piece is the 16-minute long title track which features a stunning, mellow and bluesy solo from Red himself.
    1. Soul Junction
    2. Woody'n You
    3. Birk's Works
    4. I've Got It Bad
    5. Hallelujah
    Red Garland Quintet
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  • Soul Station Soul Station Quick View

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    Soul Station


    Remastered And Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Soul Station by tenor saxophonist, Hank Mobley, features Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Mobley's past bandleader, Art Blakey on
    drums. Considered one of Blue Note's finest, this is one of Mobley's best-known albums and it features the standard "Remember" by Irving Berlin.
    Remastered by Bernie Grundman, Soul Station will be reissued on vinyl as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign
    spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.

    1. Remember
    2. This I Dig of You
    3. Dig Dis
    4. Split Feelin's
    5. Soul Station
    6. If I Should Lose You
    Hank Mobley
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  • Lady Soul Lady Soul Quick View

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    Lady Soul

    Ranked 84/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Lady Soul is an album by Aretha Franklin, released in 1968. The album was her second R&B chart-topper, the follow-up to Aretha Arrives and included some of her biggest hit singles, Chain of Fools (#2 Pop), and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (#8 Pop), and (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone (#5 Pop). It eventually sold over a million copies in the United States alone. The album was reissued on Rhino Records in a deluxe edition in 1995.


    Lady Soul peaked at #1, #2 and #3 on Billboard's Black Albums, Pop Albums and Jazz Albums charts respectively. The single Ain't No Way (B-Side of Since You've Been Gone (Sweet, Sweet, Baby)) peaked at #9 on the Black Singles chart, and #16 on the Pop Singles chart.

    1. Chain Of Fools
    2. Money Won't Change You
    3. People Get Ready
    4. Niki Hoeky
    5. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
    6. Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
    7. Good To Me As I Am To You
    8. Come Back Baby
    9. Groovin'
    10. Ain't No Way
    Aretha Franklin
    $21.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Sex 'n' Jazz (Expanded) Sex 'n' Jazz (Expanded) Quick View

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    Sex 'n' Jazz (Expanded)

    Limited Edition Of 1,000 Numbered Copies On White Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter

    180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl

    Gatefold Sleeve With Deluxe Spot Varnish

    Remastered Expanded Edition

    Featuring Marvin Gaye And Paul Carrack

    First Time On Vinyl!

    Originally released in March 2007, Sex 'n' Jazz, starring Marvin Gaye, Paul Carrack, and Erik Truffaz, immediately captured the public's attention and became an overnight success for Dutch groove jazz band Gare du Nord. Tracks like Marvin & Miles, You're My Medicine and Beautiful Day would become instant classics and kick-started a new jazz pop wave in The Netherlands.

    The appeal of the album was also recognized by jazz label Blue Note and in 2009 a remixed version of the album hit the shelves. With the key tracks, originally mixed in the chill mode, dramatically remixed in club soul style, the blue label parachuted Sex 'n' Jazz into platinum heaven.

    This 2017 expanded edition brings together both the Blue Note remix album master and the original vintage album master from early 2007 for the very first time. State of the art remastered, this landmark edition of Sex 'n' Jazz sounds as crispy as ever. This must be the ultimate fan experience to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the trendsetting club soul masterwork and its prelude.

    Ten years after its original release, the album is now available on vinyl for the first time. The first limited, individually numbered edition is pressed on white vinyl. Only 1,000 copies available.

    Further decades may pass and public taste may change, but it will always be just the right time for Sex 'n' Jazz.

    LP 1
    1. Somethin' In My Mouth (Sex 'n' Jazz 1)
    2. Marvin & Miles
    3. Ride On (Featuring Paul Carrack)
    4. Cool Summer Breeze
    5. Beautiful Day
    6. You're My Medicine (feat. Marvin Gaye)
    7. More Medicine
    8. Chet's Chat
    9. Quiet Storm
    10. I Want Love
    11. Lobster For Love (Sex 'n' Jazz 2)
    12. Hey, Mr. Glider (feat. Erik Truffaz)
    13. Hot Glue


    LP 2
    1. Marvin & Miles
    2. Somethin' In My Mouth (Sex 'n' Jazz 1)
    3. Ride On
    4. You're My Medicine
    5. More Medicine
    6. Summer Breeze
    7. Beautiful Day
    8. Chet's Chat
    9. Lobster For Love (Sex 'n' Jazz 2)
    10. Hey, Mr. Glider
    11. Quiet Storm
    12. I Want Love
    13. Hot Glue

    Gare du Nord
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Soul To Soul (Pure Pleasure) Soul To Soul (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Soul To Soul (Pure Pleasure)

    The acclaimed composer, jazz vocalist, producer, arranger and educator Carmen Lundy believes in honesty and sincerity in music. Her artistic passion has guided her around the world, working with numerous musicians such as Geri Allen, Patrice Rushen, Teri Lynne Carrington and many others. So it should come as no surprise that her fervent new song cycle, titled Soul To Soul, features an array of award-winning musicians that help her realize the next chapter in her critically acclaimed career.


    Soul To Soul is Carmen Lundy's 14th album and features 13 songs, 11 of which Carmen composed and arranged. She plays guitar on all tracks, piano on "Kindred Spirits", the electric Rhodes on "Don't You Know How I Feel", and the drums/percussion on "Sardegna" and also provides backing vocals on "Grace". The Los Angeles-based vocalist opens the program with "Kindred Spirits", a song that explores the concept of 'you reap what you sow' and the way you play the game of life. Next is "Life Is A Song In Me", during which Lundy's lyrics benefit from the synergy of her multi-octave range and vocalese, Rushen's Rhodes solo, Jamison Ross' exemplary drumming and the balanced backing vocals.


    Carmen Lundy continues to find new connections between the jazz elements used by vocalists and instrumentalists on the title track, "Soul To Soul". She adds the stellar accompaniment of trumpeter Randy Brecker, tenor saxophonist Ada Rovatti and piano chops of Patrice Rushen to underline her musical persona and vocal technique. The sound motion inherent in that song has great tone that many people will feel instantly and submit it to their memory and recall abilities. That is what makes a song a hit with people - its sound motion.


    Her great ballad, "When Will They Learn", is absolutely beautiful with its string arrangements for harpist Carol Robbins and the serene brushwork of Jamison Ross. Here Carmen delivers the song in her vocals lower octaves which make this moving song one of the best on the recording. You can hear that she has internalized the music, allowing it to flow in her veins and transferring it directly to the listener.
    Overall, Soul To Soul is among Carmen Lundy's best recordings. She understands that those notes she puts down on paper are important and have their place. But when it comes to delivering those notes, her vocal acumen and virtuosity proves that she has the right balance, the right accompaniments, the right musical formats and the right synergy, artistry and jazz sensibilities to make those inspired notes accessible to her worldwide fans. Check it out.


    Musicians:



    • Carmen Lundy (vocal, keyboard, guitar, drums, percussion)

    • Bennie Maupin (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone)

    • Randy Brecker (trumpet, fluegel horn)

    • Patrice Rushen (keyboard)

    • Carol Robbins (harp)

    • Simphiwe Dana (vocals)

    • Darryl Hall (bass)

    • Mayra Casales (conga, percussion)

    • Jamison Ross (drums, percussion)



    Recording: 2014 at Firehouse Recording Studios, Pasadena (CA), by Don Murray
    Production: Elisabeth Oei & Carmen Lundy


    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Kindred Spirits
    2. Life Is a Song in Me
    3. Soul to Soul
    4. When Will They Learn
    5. Daybreak
    6. Between Darkness and Dawn
    7. Grace
    8. Grateful, Pt. 1
    9. Grateful, Pt. 2
    10. Everything I Need
    11. Don't You Know How I Feel
    12. Sardegna
    13. What's Your Story, Morning Glory
    Carmen Lundy
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • 20 Jazz Funk Greats 20 Jazz Funk Greats Quick View

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    20 Jazz Funk Greats

    Pressed On Limited Edition Green Colored Vinyl


    Mute are delighted to announce a limited edition green LP reissue
    of 20 Jazz Funk Greats, the landmark 1979 album from industrial
    music pioneers Throbbing Gristle.


    The impetus for the record apparently came about from Genesis
    P-Orridge's mum's request that the band record something
    "nice". The tame cover photo shows the nattily dressed band -
    white disco jacket, comfy slacks, mini-skirt - stood amid flowers
    on a clifftop. The chosen scene of natural beauty was Beachy
    Head, a notorious suicide spot.


    20 Jazz Funk Greats' cheerful breaching of lounge jazz and
    disco contains some of the band's prettiest moments on songs
    like the breathy "Hot on the Heels of Love". Similarly "Tanith"
    and "Exotica" are gentle interludes in which TG's usual jagged
    punctuations are kept to a minimum. You could be fooled into
    thinking this was indeed easy-listening industrial.


    Pitchfork wrote that "20 Jazz Funk Greats finds the band waking
    up from D.O.A's dark night of the soul and feeling curiously
    frisky. Snacking on not only the titular funk and jazz, the band
    also takes touristic zig zags through exotica, rock and disco",
    ultimately describing it as a "kitsch detour toward mutant disco".
    Uncut Magazine wrote that "musically, it turned away from the
    precipice; not exactly jazz and funk, but sublimating TG's noise
    elements within electronic rhythms and proto-exotica." Dusted
    Magazine described the album as "a deliberate attempt to toy
    with the ideas behind marketing strategy and the purpose of
    musical genres."


    Pitchfork ranked 20 Jazz Funk Greats at number 91 in its list of
    the 100 greatest albums of the 1970s. UK magazine Fact named
    it the best album of the 1970s, writing that "This album is a
    rupture. It's an open crack into the unpronounceable dimensions
    into which tumble important streams of 20th century pop, art
    and underground culture, to seethe around each other, mingling,
    festering, sprouting new and unpredictable forms which in turn
    would ooze out to infest vast sections of what comes after."

    1. 20 Jazz Funk Greats
    2. Beachy Head
    3. Still Walking
    4. Tanith
    5. Convincing People
    6. Exotica
    7. Hot On The Heels Of Love
    8. Persuasion
    9. Walkabout
    10. What A Day
    11. Six Six Sixties
    Throbbing Gristle
    $23.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Jazz Composers Workshop Jazz Composers Workshop Quick View

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    Jazz Composers Workshop

    Import


    The Jazz Composers' Workshop album, originally released on Savoy in 1956, is made up of two sessions-recorded on 31 October 1954 (side A and tracks 5 & 6 on side B), and 30 January 1955 (tracks 1-4 on side B)-that were part of Mingus' influential "Jazz Composers' Workshop", a forum intended to give young jazz composers the opportunity to play and record their own compositions. The 1954 session-a sextet line-up featuring Charles Mingus (bass), John La Porta (clarinet & alto sax), Teo Macero (tenor & baritone sax), George Barrow (tenor & baritone sax), Mal Waldron (piano) and Rudy Nichols (drums)-was made up entirely of Mingus originals, with the exception of the 1925 standard "Tea For Two". Mingus' "Body & Soul", found here, did not appear on the original LP. The 1955 date-a quartet session led by pianist Wally Cirillo, and featuring Mingus on bass, tenor-saxophonist Teo Macero, and drummer Kenny Clarke-was actually intended as a showcase for four compositions by Cirillo, and featured one of the first, if not THE first, jazz composition to be based on a 12-tone row, "Transeason".

    1. Purple Heart
    2. Gregarian Chant
    3. Eulogy For Rudy Williams
    4. Tea For Two
    5. Smog L.A.
    6. Level Seven
    7. Transeason
    8. Rose Geranium
    9. Getting Together
    10. Body & Soul
    Charles Mingus
    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Soul Message From Dimona Soul Message From Dimona Quick View

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    Soul Message From Dimona

    Following a path blazed in Belize and the Bahamas, The Numero Group finds yet another stop on the soul diaspora tour: Dimona, Israel. Between 1975-1981, a group of American ex-pats took their native sounds of Detroit and Chicago and intermingled them with the messages of the Black Hebrew culture. The results are a heavenly mix of spiritual soul and jazz with an undercurrent of gospel psychedelia. Featuring the Soul Messengers, the Spirit Of Israel, Sons Of The Kingdom, and the Tonistics, Soul Messages From Dimona is the only living document of a thriving community at both the center and fringe of the world.
    Various Artists
    $31.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Plenty, Plenty Soul Plenty, Plenty Soul Quick View

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    Plenty, Plenty Soul

    Although his name will forever be associated with the celebrated Modern Jazz Quartet, vibraphonist Milt Jackson's discography includes multiple sessions as a leader, many of which are now regarded as jazz classics. Among the crown jewels of his discography was the album Plenty, Plenty Soul, which was given a rating of five stars in Down Beat magazine in 1957, a collection of original compositions and the arrangements of the one and only Quincy Jones. A stone cold classic featuring Cannonball Adderly, Horace Silver, Art Blakey and more. Pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
    1. Plenty, Plenty Soul (Milt Jackson - Quincy Jones)
    2. Boogity Boogity (Quincy Jones)
    3. Heartstrings (Mils Jackson)
    4. sermonette (Julian Cannonball Adderley)
    5. The Spirit-Feel (Milt Jackson)
    6. Ignunt Oil (Milt Jackson)
    7. Blues At Twilight (Quincy Jones)
    Milt Jackson
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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