By the time he entered High School, Jackie was already a semiprofessional. Jackie came to the attention of Recording Executive, Clement S. It became obvious that Van Der Graaf Generator The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other day Jackie would be ready to record under his own name.
Posted by nicholab at AM 10 comments: Links to this post. Labels: evening timejackie mittooreggaerocksteadysoul vendorsstudio one. Jimi Paulix is the current stage-name for the cryptic Ohio songwriter formerly known as David Welsh. Most well-known for his private-press Blue Lightning AccentPaulix's songs have developed a dedicated following due to their wildly idiosyncratic style. His first-ever live perfomance. It was a 50th birthday gift for Tom Lax of Siltbreeze Records. You can read more about Jimi Paulix's set on the Numero Group blog.
Towers 2. Love Planet 3. Gold 'n' Rose 5. Satisfaction the End 6. Sizzler 7. Utopia 8. Medallion 9. Blue Funk Posted by nicholab at PM No comments: Links to this post. Labels: blue lightning accentcolumbus ohiodavid welshjimi paulixlive at the house compoundNumero Group. Woubeshet Feseha Awesome Tapes Groovy vintage Ethio Funk. This one has already become an immediate favorite around my place. Definitely worth getting. Listen up:. Posted by nicholab at PM 4 comments: Links to this post.
Labels:awesome tapes from africaWoubeshet Feseha. If anybody out there has a line on these or stuff like it - for either purchase or download- hit a dude up: Kouider Bensaid Chab El Heindi Cheikh Benfissa. Posted by nicholab at AM 7 comments: Links to this post. Labels: factory recordsFadelaN'Sel Fiksahraouiyou are mine. Private press Devo-esque New Wave. The back cover of my copy is signed and inscribed by Mr. Swagger himself: "Zach Swagger Love to Bobby and Suzanne.
The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island really do need to get a scanner. In my opinion, the B-side "Try To" is the better track. Sounds sort of like Men's Recovery Project. Posted by nicholab at PM 3 comments: Links to this post.
Deep Southern Soul from my top-shelf. Arthur Conley was an outstanding singer and a protege of Otis Redding. That alone should be all you really need to know. Lots of killers on this album. Labels: arthur conleyotis reddingshake rattle and roll.
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How could Travis resist this mug? Says our buddy Tim : "A few years ago, Tristan, Jason Reed and I tried to recreate the sound of The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island record, with very limited success Thanks Tim! Thanks Hansadutta Swami! Labels: doom spiralhansadutta swamikrishnamy mindnothing to lose but all to gain. Billy Martin- Strawberry Soul One More Time 3.
Egg Roll 4. Watermelon Man 5. Phillie Dog 6. It's Your Life 7. Moon Ride 8. Stax 9. If You Care Posted by nicholab at AM 8 comments: Links to this post. Labels: billy martinklimtstrawberry The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island. Temiz, Music from South India From the land of a thousand Gods and Goddesses from the land of ragas and talas Varnum, Raga Intha.
Various Rare Tunes Chapter Four From Latin To Jazz Dance varnum is an opening piece in praise of the half human half elephant god Ganesh, asking him to remove all obstacles.
Srinivas, 2. Thyagaraja Kriti Kalavati. A piece composed by the 17th century Saint Thyagaraja. Jaya Jaya, Pradmabha Nabha. Performed by one of the great vocalists, Sanjay Subramanium. Side 2 1.
Vapati, Hamsa Shvani Song of the Swan. Perfromed by the elder statesman of flute, Dr. Saraswati Namosthuthecomposed by G.
A song in Mad Mike Death Star of the Goddess Saraswati goddess of learning and The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island. Nadadesswaram is a large oboe like instrument used in wedding celebrations. Temiz, I know nothing more about this record than The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island scant liner notes shown above.
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A vintage classic of the genre. Posted by nicholab at PM 1 comment: Links to this post. Labels: 68 million shadesdrum and bassspring heel jackversions. Chicago's The Pharaohs and Detroit's collective Tribe add deep jazz and street funk in equal measures. And more besides!
In the short period of timethe group - working with Dennis Bovell on the mixing desk and John Kpiaye 'Brownie T in the studio - recorded barely a handful of singles on the new Lovers Rock label, a number Tom Noble Africa Bump Party Together which went to the top of the UK Prince Buster The Allstars Queen Of The Outlaws charts.
But success stopped there, and with no album release and no industry support the group broke up in the early s. Despite their relatively low-key Belmond Black Never Too Late public exposure Brown Sugar and the label on which their first records appeared announced to the world a new genre of reggae music, Lovers Rock, which spoke for the first time with the sensibility of a new segment of British society; that of first generation-born Black British female youth.
And while Lovers Rock became synonymous with sweet love songs, Brown Sugar's music in fact expressed far more; a righteous pride and consciousness in being Black and British, a political stance more often associated with UK roots groups like Black Slate, Aswad, Misty in Roots and other British reggae acts in the late s. Brown Sugar were in fact their own genre of 'conscious lovers rock' - an expression of ideological black cultural pride.
Brown Sugar's handful The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island three-minute love songs often plus extended dubs somehow manage to encapsulate all the complexities of identity, sexual politics and youthful righteousness of Afro-Caribbean youth living in Britain in the s.
Songs such as 'I'm in Love with A Dreadlocks', 'Our Reggae Music', 'Black Pride' and 'Dreaming of Zion' spoke with a straightforward righteousness and consciousness that few roots groups could hope to match. The fact that they were all teenagers is even more striking.
In the mids British reggae came into being as first generation Black Britain was able to find a voice able to express the issues of The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island up British with Caribbean roots. And significantly, while British roots music was a variant on a Jamaican style, Lovers Rock was uniquely British - the first authentic British reggae sound. Dennis Bovell comments, 'For Lovers Rock we needed a pulpit, a The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island of saying 'this is the style'.
Sound systems were already saying 'this is lovers,' brandishing it in the dance. Our intention was to create a style of music that my generation could identify with - one that had a beat, and you could dance to with your partner in a sound system setting. The record was a hit on many sound systems across the UK, reaching the top of the reggae charts. John Kpiaye: 'They never put out an album. And all these records were seven-inch singles; when inches turned up it just killed the seven-inch.
Pauline Catlin has recently re-launched her career under a new moniker, Shezekiel; Carol Simms, aka Kofi, The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island a successful solo artist, one of the queens of Lovers Rock; Caron Wheeler, after leaving Soul II Soul at the end of the s, embarked on a solo career, before re-joining the soul super-group which she continues to front to this day. This new collection brings together all the groups essential recordings for the first ever time.
Auf der Suche nach einer eigenen musikalischen Sprache. Den Soundtrack dazu liefert Soul Jazz. Drawing upon the mutual soul and funk background of Bass and her then husband Lester Bowie with all the power of the Art Ensemble of Chicago's collective musicianship on board, 'Theme de Yoyo' is powerfully funky, soulful and free at the same time, a classic fusion of black music styles.
This new edition is fully re-mastered and features all the original artwork and tracks. The first seeds of German rock and experimental electronic music were planted inas students and workers in Paris, Prague, Mexico and throughout the world demonstrated against mainstream society, the war in Vietnam, imperialism and bourgeois values.
The birth of a counter-culture, drug experimentation and social change expanded musical worlds. Germany experienced its own cultural revolution fuelled by these worldwide student and worker revolts and by a generation's desire to rid itself of Damon Song Of A Gypsy guilt of war.
German rock and experimental electronic music grew out of this worldwide counter-cultural revolution of The objectives were to create new music, 'free' from the past, many German youth turning their back on mainstream society. A music that gave seed out of the cultural 'nothingness' that young Germans felt as a consequence of Germany's role in the Second World War. A generation who grew up stifled by the recent history of Nazi atrocities, the guilt of their parents' generation and their disillusionment at the reintegration of old Nazis into mainstream society.
Influenced equally by the electronic experimentalism of Stockhausen, the progressive rock of Pink Floyd and the black American jazz and soul music played at the occupying armed forces bases, young German artists seamlessly created out of this a new unique music with its own unique identity. Double CD pack with large page outsize booklet encased in slipcase. Betty Harris' The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul collects together the steady stream of amazing soul and funk singles issued by Betty Harris from tounder the musical guidance of legendary composer, musician and producer extraordinaire Allen Toussaint, a collection which truly captures the heart and soul of the city of New Orleans during this era.
Betty Harris's powerful, fiery soulful vocals found a perfect accompaniment with the New Tool Lateralus players that Toussaint put together The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island back her, which by the time of her funk classic 'There's A Break In The Road' were the legendary super-tight, super-funk New Orleans group The Meters. With the extraordinary song-writing skills of Allen Toussaint alongside the powerful, soaring, confident and emotive singer and the groove of The Meters, you have an The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island combination.
That Harris never in fact lived in New Orleans she flew in from Florida for all her sessions with Toussaint's local in-house players seems almost an irrelevance, a geographical aside to the defining New Orleans sound captured on the recordings featured here. All of these singles featured here were released on Allen Toussaint and his business partner Marshal Sehorn's local New Orleans label Sansu, widely distributed in the southern city but in only limited quantities elsewhere.
As a consequence, Betty Harris' music failed to achieve the commercial success of other New Orleans artists such as Lee Dorsey who she recorded with and The Meters who backed her.
And so at the end of the decade she stopped recording, retired from the music business to raise her family in Florida. This is no reflection of the stunning musical quality of all these songs which encompass everything from southern soul, heavy funk, deep soul ballads and northern soul. Always soulful and always funky, Betty Harris' music contains the essence of New Orleans music. Soul Jazz Records' new Boombox 3 continues their story of the first rap records to be put onto vinyl.
It is a jam-packed collection of original independent 'old-school' hip-hop, created with just one thing in mind - to get this party jumping! After the explosion of hip hop in the parks and clubs of The Bronx in the mids, it was in Harlem where the first rap records emerged at the end of - an avalanche of superb rap tracks released on small independent labels all trying to capitalise on the success of 'Rappers Delight.
Along the way the notes discuss everything from the New York power blackout ofthe Italian mafia involvement in the music industry, the links between rap and Jamaican dancehall and more besides! And by the early s the first rap records outside New York began to emerge - Los Angeles, Houston, Milwaukee, Phoenix - and the first of these are also featured here in this new collection.
Soul Jazz Records' latest album 'Yoruba! On a wider scale West African music remains the primary root of all African-American musical forms - from New Orleans jazz to Bronx rap, gospel, soul and more. This album features songs honouring the Nigerian gods of the Yoruba traditional religion - Yemoja, Obatala, Ogun, Sango and others - as well as a selection of instrumental cuts focussing on the Zola Jesus Versions and Dundun drums.
Watch out for a limited edition remix of the project by Osunlade, also forthcoming on Soul Jazz Records. The accompanying large page outsize booklet shows how punk in France emerged out of the country's history of rebellion and revolution from Serge Gainsbourg to the Paris '68 riots as well as a love for American punk and protobands like The New York Dolls and The Stooges, and was kick-started by witnessing the first UK punk bands including the Sex Pistols who played in Paris in Sep It also explains how French revolutionary, artistic and intellectual ideas influenced the birth of punk in both New York Dadaism and Surrealism, Rimbaud and Voltaire and in Britain Situationismhow Paris based art collective Bazooka influenced the work of Jamie Reed and The Sex Pistols, and more besides.
Unique Soul Jazz Records' Record Store Day seven-inch box set comprising five fantastic bespoke rare and collectors' punk singles, all re-mastered and all come in their own separate exact replica original artwork. This unique box-set edition is only available as a one-off pressing especially for Record Store Day The bomb! Soul Jazz Records are releasing Studio One Dub Plate Special, an exclusive Record Store Day collectors 7' box set featuring 10 amazing unreleased Studio One tracks, only ever released as extremely limited edition hand-etched one-sided dubplates copies!
This box set brings together all 8 of these exclusive dubplate unreleased cuts, plus two more also never before released alternate cuts. They are now available worldwide for the first time ever, only for this collectors' box set RSD special release.
This unique box set edition is only available as a one-off pressing for Record Store Day ! Soul Jazz Records' Brasil album The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island recorded in Rio de Janeiro in with a host of legendary Brazilian musicians including Sivuca, The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island de Souza and The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island Joyce Moreno - and has remained one of the key defining early releases from the record label.
Out-of-print for over 20 years! The album was recorded at the height of the first wave of interest in Brazilian music in London in the s. Joyce and a group led by husband drummer Tutty Moreno had just been brought to the UK for the first time ever by Gilles Peterson and Brazilian music obsessive Joe Davis and future head of Far Out Records and performed to over 2, new young fans. Singer-songwriter Joyce had been a living legend in her native Brazil ever since the Bossa Nova movement of the os and had made her first record when she was just 20, and described by Antonio Carlos Jobim as 'one of the greatest singers of all time.
During this time in Brazil more artists signed up for the project including legendary figureheads of the Brazilian music Sivuca who brought his own group and trombonist Raul de Souza.
The final piece to this Brazilian jigsaw was the addition of percussionist Pirulito - whose stunning display of self-made instruments allowed him to magically create the massive sound of Rio's Samba Schools live inside the studio.
The album The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island recorded over one hot summer, mixed in London and then released at the end of Over 20 Bomfunk MCs Freestyler on and Soul Jazz Records' Brasil album manages to capture both an important cross-cultural musical moment in time between Brazil and London while at the same time sounding as fresh as if it was recorded today!
Born and based in Chicago, Moss's music The Handless Organist Truly A Miracle Of God two of the cultural foundation blocks of the city's musical lineage, that of Chicago's original Acid House sound c. Similarly, his relationship to Chicago's original acid house pioneers of the late s is no hyperbole.
What clearly Jenny Nevasco Crazy Music Moss's music is that while sometimes pushing the limits of sound to an ear-splitting dimension of experimentation and DIY-electronics - the music is always clearly a progression of the lineage of black music. Red Notes is the prolific artists new revelatory and unique project - in his own words 'A homage to the Blue Note Jazz sound of Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock' fused together with the classic Chicago House and Acid sensibilities of Larry Heard, Armando, Adonis et al, into a newly imagined futuristic and barrier-less musical landscape.
Featuring organic and synthetic electronic instrumentation, Hieroglyphic Being here fuses real-time live instrumentation and over-dubbed technologies to dramatic effect, as analog and electronic worlds collide. Soul Jazz Records' new release Black Fire! New Spirits! The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island the s and into the s jazz music in the USA was in an almost constant state of revolution, with the music and lives of African-American artists radicalised by the advent of the civil rights movement, Black Power, and a new spiritual awakening.
Soul Jazz Records have also released a steady stream of reissues of lost and classic deep jazz releases over the years from artists such as Art Ensemble of Chicago, Steve Reid, Pharaoh Sanders and others. This album coincides with the recent 'Black Fire! Soul Jazz Records' latest crate-digging excursion into the Crescent Esquivel And His Orchestra Infinity In Sound Volume 2 vaults delves deep into the roots and history of The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island voodoo world of New Orleans Funk and as ever features a stellar selection of killer rare funk and soul!
Even Zydeco, the rhythm and blues offspring of Louisiana Cajun music, had the funk Lenny Kravitz Circus the King of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier, shows us here. New Orleans music and Voodoo both have their roots in the African-American free black and slave gatherings held at Congo Square from the 18th century onwards.
Here Voodoo king Doctor John the original one! Soul Jazz Records' latest album describes how these two cultural forms are inextricably inter-related. There also a number of super-rare independent New Orleans' one-off 45 single funk productions from the likes of Chick Colbert and Bob French.
Experimental German Rock And Electronic Music This latest instalment in Soul Jazz Records' successful Deutsche Elektronische Musik series delves deeper into the German nation's vaults to bring a fascinating new collection that again brings together a selection of classic German electronic and rock groups, including Neu!
The music on Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 was all recorded in the s up to the early s, at a time when forward-thinking German electronic and rock groups were searching for a new musical identity in order to separate themselves from both the cultural legacy of post-world war two Germany as well the 'cultural imperialism' Vashti Bunyan Love Song USA and UK rock.
In this process German groups created some of the most unique and inspired music, the defining motorik beat alongside a host of ethno-musical influences from far afield - including Turkey, India, Brazil - as well as the musical and futurist possibilities of developments in electronics and technology itself.
This long-out-of-print collection is now available as a triple-vinyl edition and double CD pack. The album is a lightning-flash collection of all-time classic and definitive dancehall classics as well as a stellar selection of more obscure tracks. This book has become the definitive cultural reference book for Jamaican dancehall and features hundreds of killer photographs, extensive text and interviews with many of the artists.
While the righteousness of blackness is at the Black Sugar Black Sugar of the Rastafarian faith, this collection illustrates how black pride remained a central theme, if not the defining essence, at the very core of all the music created at Studio One Records under the direction of Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd.
In order to understand the centrality of black identity in the music created at Studio One, we need look no further than Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd who created The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island first black-owned record company in Jamaica. In similar fashion Alton Ellis's defining 'Black Man's Pride' brings up emotions that are at the heart of many of these uplifting songs.
Many of the songs featured here come from the transitory phase in reggae at the start of the s, after the exhilaration of Ska and following the cooling down of Rocksteady. While reggae awaited the arrival of roots, Studio One's vocalists were already producing some of the moodiest music imaginable!
Here are 18 heavyweight tunes, both classic cuts and super-rare tunes! By the s Studio One and Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd had already proved himself to be the defining force in Reggae for almost two decades.
From running the Downbeat sound system on the lawns and yards of Kingston in the late s to opening Studio One at 13 Brentford Road at the Tandem Ein Typ Wie Du of the s, ushering in Ska and Rocksteady and establishing the careers of most of Jamaica's artists - everyone from Bob Marley and The Wailers, Ken Boothe, Toots and The Maytals, The Skatalites, Jackie Mittoo and more - Clement Dodd had until this point dominated the Jamaican musical world.
And yet, incredibly, Clement Dodd was barely half way through his musical path, maintaining Studio One's number one position in the Jamaican music scene throughout the s with a combination of musical and creative innovation and an endless capacity to adapt and create new musical fashions. By the end of the s Dancehall had become the defining sound on the island. Dancehall was essentially a tribute by other Jamaican producers and artists to the classic music of Studio One created in the s as young artists across the island created new songs, while musicians recreated these original classic foundation Studio One rhythms.
As on other occasions, Clement Dodd rose to this new musical challenge by producing a whole new era of classics for Studio One. The roots of Dancehall begin with the DJs of the early s, who were the first to sing new material over earlier classic rhythms.
But it is the new wave of artists who arrived at Studio One at the onset of Dancehall which enabled Studio One to maintain its number one status as the whole of Kingston's rival music producers - Channel One, Joe Stelvio Cipriani Timanfaya Amor Prohibido and many others - attempted to challenge this position.
Sugar Minott, Michigan and Smiley, Willie Williams, Lone Ranger had all grown up listening to the classic Studio One music of the s and were able to pay the greatest compliment to the label by creating the defining new music of this new era with songs that combined all the musical and technological developments of the The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island - dub, deejaying, discomixes, syndrums, synthesizers and more - into the sound of the The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island Dancehall.
The album shows how the ideals of the civil rights movement, black power and black nationalism influenced the evolvement of radical African-American music in the United States of America in the intensely political and revolutionary period at the end of the s following the assassinations of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and the rise of the Black Panther party. Featuring groundbreaking artists such as Gil Scott-Heron, Roy Ayers, Don Cherry, Oneness of Juju, Sarah Webster Fabio, Horace Tapscott, Phil Ranelin and many others, Soul of A Nation shows how political themes led to the rise of The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island black music as new afro-centric styles combined the musical radicalism and spirituality of John Coltrane and radical avant-garde jazz music alongside the intense funk and soul of James Brown and Aretha Franklin and the urban poetry and proto-rap of the streets.
The Soul of a Nation exhibition draws on the links between Black art forms - art, music, poetry - and how they came together during the civil rights and black power era as part of the wider black arts movement across the United States. A selection of original radical jazz record sleeves artworks which appear in Soul Jazz Records' earlier groundbreaking Freedom, Rhythm and Sound - Revolutionary Jazz Original Cover Art book will also be on show at the Tate, London throughout the exhibition.
The Freedom, Rhythm and Sound book is also newly back-in-print in conjunction with this major exhibition and the release of the Soul of a Nation album. Soul of a Nation comes with extensive sleeve-notes and exclusive photography in a large page outsize The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island and slipcase.
Experimental Electronic And Acoustic Soundscapes Soul Jazz Records' new Space, Energy and Light is a collection of music by early electronic and synthesizer pioneers from the s through the smids proto-new age gurus The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island s guerrilla D-I-Y cassette-era electronic artists, spanning in total over a near year time frame.
All of these artists used electronic advancements in music technology as a means of exploring not only space and the idea of the future, but also of looking inwards to the soul and of creating music in harmony with the natural world.
In the mids artists Steven Halpern and Iaxos were instrumental in creating proto-new age music, experimenting in both the healing properties of sound and its relationship with the natural world.
These artists also pioneered a new self-contained and underground D-I-Y approach to music, creating their own record The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island, forming new distribution networks with albums sold in meditation centres, health food stores and ashrams far away from the commercialism of the mainstream music industry. In the early s after the revolution of punk, these D-I-Y attitudes and ideas appeared once more in the growth of the distinctly anti-commercial and underground cassette-only careers of artists such as Germany's Stratis and Carl Matthews in Britain.
This album is available as a heavyweight triple vinyl album plus download codeCD and digital release. Artwork includes some of the earliest photography of the Plieades star cluster dating from the s. The Skatalites brought the sound of Jamaica to the world. During their existence The Skatalites also recorded s of their own songs, released either under their own name, or The Studio One Orchestra, or that of band members Drummond, McCook etc.
The Skatalites' ska sound brought together aspects of jazz, latin, rhythm and blues, proto- Rastafarianism tracks such as 'Full Dread', 'Beardsman Ska' and more. The intensity and energy of their sound was matched by the experimentation of the troubled The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island of Don Drummond whose 'far east' modal trombone sound added a complex melancholy to the music of the Skatalites the group split-up after Drummond was charged with murdering his wife, dancer Margarita Mahfood.
New edition of this very rare deep spiritual jazz album first released as a private-press album in on flautist Lloyd McNeill's own Asha Record label in Washington, DC. First reissued on Soul Jazz Records' Universal Sound sub-label in long deleted and now available newly digitally remastered on Soul Jazz Records main label in a limited edition of copies worldwide. His multi-disciplinary creative life led to encounters and friendships with Nina Simone, Picasso, Eric Dolphy, Nana Vasconceles and other legendary cultural figures.
McNeill grew up through the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. In the s he travelled throughout Brazil and West Africa studying music and taught music anthropology in the US. Soul Jazz Records' new album features the truly intense, hypnotic and fascinating Vodou drums of Haiti, a stunning collection of trance-like rhythms and beats traditionally used to The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island spirit possession in the Vodou religion.
Soul Jazz Records first journeyed to Haiti in to record a series of three albums about Haitian Vodou music and culture. One of these, 'Voodoo Drums', featuring the drum rhythms used to bring about spirit The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island, struck a striking chord with listeners and amazingly went on to become one of their best-selling albums.
There are tonalities and textures coming from this album like I've never heard. A great album by Soul Jazz, very well recorded. Some of the sounds I have no The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island how they are getting them!
This album is bending my ear and setting off the dancing devils in my soul!! Nonetheless there's something about the intensity and virtuosity of this particular drums-based album that's particularly transportive. It captures the extraordinary complexity and sophistication of these ceremonial rhythms, which shift, interlock and switch angle of attack with a logic that's near-indecipherable as a listener unable to see visually how they unfold.
These drum rituals are central to Haitian vodou, The Lemon Pipers Green Tambourine power to awe and mesmerise isn't dimmed through being relatively unfamiliar with the traditions that underlie them, these recordings are dynamic and riveting in their intricacy and power.
This amazing set of ritual breakbeats Haitian style has to be the most phenomenal, left field battle breaks album you could imagine. The rhythms used cause spirits to manifest themselves in the physical world, all powerful, some benevolent, others less so.
Enjoyable and really quite mind expanding, this is recommended to anyone who thinks The Greg Foat Group The Dancers At The Edge Of Time music is not for them. Really unparallelled, both in terms of quality and the competition. Soul Jazz Records' new Boombox 2 is a new selection of early rap music from the periodwith barely a household name in sight.
Featured here are some the earliest hip-hop records that came out of New York City following the enormous commercial success of the first ever rap record, 'Rapper's Delight' by the Sugarhill Gang, in September Artists and producers alike tried to jump aboard the new commercial possibilities of hip-hop. By the end of the year there were 30 hip-hop singles, all released by independent New York labels.
The following year there were over more, and so on. Boombox 2 tells the story of how hip-hop went from its evolutionary roots in the Bronx through DJs Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa through to its second phase where veteran music producers - Paul Winley, Peter Hugh Mundell Arise, Joe Robinson and The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island - all based in Harlem, began to put rap on vinyl for the first time.
Harlem is also where the separate worlds of disco and hip-hop met through the styles and influence of earlier 'uptown' DJs - DJ Hollywood and Eddie Cheba. In similar fashion these veteran Harlem-based producers instinctively tapped into a long lineage of African-American rhythm and blues, soul and disco.
Soul Jazz John Harrison George A Romeros Day Of The Dead Original Motion Picture Soundtrack new 'Boombox' features some of the many innovative underground first-wave of rap records made in New York in the periodall released on small, independent, often family-concern record companies, at a time when hip-hop music still remained under the radar.
This first exuberant wave of innocent, upbeat, 'party on the block' rap The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island were the first to try and create the sounds heard in community centres, block parties and street jams that initially took place in the Bronx in the mids. But where Flash, Kool Herc and Bambaataa were back-spinning, mixing and scratching together now classic breakbeat records like The Incredible Bongo Band's 'Apache' or Babe Ruth's 'The Mexican', these first rap records were all made using live bands, often replaying then current disco tunes, whilst MCs rapped over the top, creating a unique sound that later became known derisively as 'old school'.
And while hip-hop started in the Bronx, rap on vinyl began in Harlem where long-time established rhythm and blues producer-owned record companies such as Joe Robinson's Enjoy Records, Paul Winley's Winley Records, Delmar Donnel's Delmar International and Jack 'Fatman' Taylor's Rojac and Tayster were the first off the mark to realise the commercial potential of rap music - releasing early ground-breaking records that all The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island followed in the wake of the first rap record, The Sugarhill Gang's 'Rappers Delight', a The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island worldwide hit.
This collection celebrates these first old-school rap records, bringing together rare, classic and obscure tracks released in The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island early days of rap. Deluxe double CD-pack comes with slipcase, page outsize perfect-bound booklet, extensive notes, exclusive photography and original label artwork.
Triple heavyweight vinyl includes full artwork, text and notes as well as free download code. First reissued on Soul Jazz Records' Universal Sound sub-label in long deleted and now available newly digitally remastered on Soul Jazz Records main label.
In the s he travelled throughout Brazil and West Africa studying music, and taught music anthropology in the US. Soul Jazz Records' Record Store Exclusive Limited-Edition Soul 7" Box Set comprising five fantastic 70s soul seven-inch singles reproduced here in exact replica bespoke label artwork and all digitally re-mastered. Seriously rare, killer and classic soul tunes brought together here in this unique one-off Record Store Day box-set edition.
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Laraaji's album was first issued in New York as a private-pressing record with only very minimal distribution. His distinctive use of the harp-like open-stringed zither and kalimba creates a hypnotic trance like musical landscape. Laraaji first Claudio Rocchi Suoni Di Frontiera to fame in the s as a worldwide ambient artist working with Brian The Minstrels 3 Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Vendors Yours Until Tomorrow Tropic Island on EG Records.
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